Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre’s community diary

Community Notices

Swap meet and Market Day - March 19 at the Wongarbon Park, 8am to 1pm. Swap Meet section and various stalls, cake stall, white elephant, food kiosk and raffle. stall holders welcome-site cost $10, inquiries Lorraine 6887 8371, Margaret 6884 6907.

Westhaven Disco: March 24 from 5.30pm at the Macquarie Inn. Put on your dancing shoes and help Westhaven celebrate 60 years of service to the Dubbo community. It's free - DJ and finger food will be provided, just buy your own drinks. RSVP: 02 6882 7188.

Struggled in the heat recently? RMIT University would like to hear from you. Who; Households: 65 + AND parents with infants. What; Health, wellbeing and financial impacts of heatwaves at home. Where: 60-90 minute interview at your home: Melbourne, Dubbo and Cairns. When; February – May. As a thank you, you will receive a $50 coles/Myer voucher. For more information call (03) 9925 4622 or visit http://heatwaveshomeshealth.net/index/html.

Dubbo carers support group meeting and morning tea at Club Dubbo, Whylandra St. March 22 at 10-11.30am

Mudgee Carers Support Group meeting and morning tea. March 23. Venue Training room, Mudgee library, Market street Mudgee unless otherwise advised. 10:30am to 12pm.


AL-ANON – meeting at the Dubbo Community Health in Palmer Street on Wednesday night at 7.30pm, please contact Barbara on 6882 4382 or Christine on 0417248007

Drumming workshops - House with No Steps, Macquarie Conservatorium and the Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Service will be delivering FREE drumming workshops 12.30pm-1.30pm. The workshops will be delivered by Dale Freeman, and are for people over the age of 16 years. For more information contact Yvonne on 6881 4161.

NALAG Centre - Tea and Talk. Meeting is at 10am-11.30am. Phone: 6882 9222.

FREE Drumming Sessions - Macquarie Conservatorium from 12.30pm to 1.30pm every Wednesday except for school holidays. 16 years and older only. For booking requirements contact Yvonne on 6881 4161.

Card & Social Group - 9.30am to 2pm, Community Activities Room, Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre. $5 includes morning tea, and bingo. New members are always welcome. Please bring your own lunch. Contact Muriel on 6882 5145 or Jane 6884 6080.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting - Allira Multipurpose Centre 151 Fitzroy Street Dubbo at 7pm contact Brian 0412 693 158                                                

Bootscooters – 9.30am to 12pm, Carrington Ave RSL hall clubhouse, Kathy 6888 5287

Trivia Night – 7pm Western Star Hotel, free.

Dubbo City Croquet Club – 9 am Dubbo City Bowling Club, Wingewarra Street Dubbo. Pres: Beth Stanley:  Contact 6884 3015

West Dubbo Rotary – meet at the West Dubbo Bowling Club, Whylandra  Street Dubbo, 6pm for 6.30pm start.

Dubbo Woodturning & Woodcraft Club – 8am to 12pm at the rear of the Craft Cottage, 137 Cobra Street. Newcomers welcome, Contact Paul Nolan on  6882 1485.

Aleka Playgroup - 10.30am Scout hall 4 Aleka Street. Sharna 0438 693 789

RSPCA – 5.30pm Dubbo Golf Club, Shelter 6882 1934 or Carolyn: 6882 7927.

Stroke Support Group – 10 am to 12 noon, David Palmer Centre, Lourdes Hospital, Terry Ellis,stroke survivor on 688 5618.

Dubbo and District Branch of Can Assist - 6 pm Macquarie Club, Margaret Beer 6884 6474.

Lapband Support Group – 6.00 pm, West Dubbo Pre-school,Therese 0417 695 637

Rotaract – Meetings are now held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. 6.30 pm Dubbo RSL Club. Contact: contactus@dubborotaract.org.au.

Scrapbooking – Dubbo Art & Craft Society, 10-4pm. 137 Cobra Street Dubbo, held  please phone Ann 6887 2612 for further information.


Community Gentle Exercise & Strength Training – 10.30am at U3A Mondays and Thursday. Not during school holidays. Contact Cherie Rea 0414 171 735.

Narcotics Anonymous – meeting at Apollo house 9 Collins Avenue Dubbo at 12.45-1.45pm every Thursday. Contact Regan 0402 334 932.

Woodturning & Carving – Thursday Evening at the Art & Craft Cottage, 137 Cobra Street Dubbo. Contact Phil Drew on 6887 3257.

Dubbo Community Men's Shed – 1pm-5pm. Ph: 6881 6987.

South Dubbo Veteran’s & Community Men's Shed – meet at 9 to 12pm. New Members welcome.

South Dubbo Veteran’s & Community Men's Shed Bingo - 11-12.30pm, West Dubbo Bowling Club. New players Welcome.

Walking Group - 8am, meet cnr Macquarie & Tamworth streets, contact: May: 6882 4371.

Dubbo Orana RSL Day Club – meeting at the Country Club 10am to 2pm. $4 includes Morning tea, card playing, games and light lunch followed by Bingo until 2pm. Transport can be arranged $2 contact Ailsa on 68820036.

Bootscooters - 6.30-9pm, Carrington Avenue RSL Hall clubhouse. Kathy 6888 5287

Dubbo City Croquet Club - 9am, City Bowling Club, Wingewarra Street, Pres: Beth Stanley 6884 3015.

Bingo - 1pm-3pm Railway Bowling Club. Contact Margaret 6882 4737, Barb 6882 5893.

Seniors exercise Group – 1.30-2.30pm at St Brigid’s Hall Brisbane Street. Richard Elva or Lee 6888 5656.

Arthritis Foundation of NSW Dubbo Branch – 2pm Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre, Norma 6882 2506

Porcelain Painting – 10am Dubbo Art & Craft Society. Norma Furney  6882 4474


Spinning and Weaving – 10 am Dubbo Art & Craft Society, 137 Cobra Street Dubbo.  Jo Thomas 6885 6875.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting – Community Health Palmer Street at 8pm. Contact Peter 0498 577 709.

Aleka Playgroup - 9.30am Scout Hall 4 Aleka Street. Sharna 0438 693789.

Dubbo District Seniors Group – Railway Bowling Club, (Temporarily). Morning tea is served 9.30am, meeting starts at 10am there is a guest speaker every month. Contact Maree 6882 3803 or Elaine 0412 531 712.

Association Independent Retirees – 2pm West Dubbo Bowling Club, Bob 6884 8004, Betty 6882 2695.

Knit & Natter – 10am Masonic Village Hall Darby Close Dubbo. Morning tea provided $5, and bring your own lunch.  Shirley 6884 1017.

Orana C.P.S.A. – meeting held at Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre 10am. Guest speaker each month. Contact: President  Ken 0412 016 228 or Sec: Joan 6882 4283. Annual Membership $12.

Smart Recovery – assists individuals with changing any problematic behaviour, including alcohol and drugs, gambling, food, shopping, internet and others. Friday afternoons at the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre 3pm.


Narcotics Anonymous – meeting at St Bridid’s Church (old church) at 6pm every Saturday. Contact Linda 0458145648. 

Dubbo Community Men's Shed - 1pm-5pm. Ph: 6881 6987.

Art – 11am Dubbo Arts & Craft Society, 137 Cobra Street Dubbo, Di Hemsley 6887 2344

Compassionate Friends – 2pm Nalag Centre for Loss and Grief, Welchman Street Dubbo. Callie  6887 3614

Dubbo Patchwork & Quilters Group Inc. – 9am at Girl Guide Hall, South Dubbo. We make gift quilts to give away to Meals on Wheels, Kids in Crisis and the Women's Shelter. Contact: Meg O'Brien on 0427 471 868.


Bicycle User Group - (social ride) 8am Wahroonga Park, Kathy 6882 5533 or Mick 0437 136 169.

Sunday Steps Group (AA) - 7pm, Community Health, Palmer Street, contact Jack 0418 605 041.     

Orana Pistol Club - Hyandra Lane Dubbo 9am. Contact after 9am at range on Sunday only 02 6887 3704.

Western Plains Archers – 10am, Jason 6882 2990 or Brian 0419 218 466

Dubbo Folk Club and friends - next informal session of live music will be held at the Western Star Hotel – 2.30pm Western Star Hotel. Di Clifford 6882 0498

Dubbo Slot Car Racing Club - juniors 5-15 years, 147 Birch Ave, 2.30pm Terry 0408 260 965.

The Central West Transgender Support Group - A free, safe and supportive space to talk about gender issues. You are not alone. Meetings will be held every second Sunday of every month in Dubbo. Please email alexkidd@live.com.au or phone or text Lee on 0434 869 038 for time and venue information.


Dubbo Euchre Club - 6.30pm every Monday at the Dubbo City Bowling Club. Everyone is welcome to come along. $5 entry, prizes are won through out the night.

Community Gentle Exercise & Strength Training – 10.30am at U3A Mondays and Thursday. Contact Cherie Rea 0414 171 735.

Monthly get together for Carers and/or families - who have a child or young person  that has Autism or Aspergers. Meet at 10am-12pm on 2nd Monday of each month. Sticks & Stone Woodfire Pizza, 215 Macquarie Street, Dubbo. This is to be a regular monthly event so that you can be pampered, learn how to look after yourself, listen to guest speakers and more whilst enjoying great coffee. This is a free event.  Please contact Sharon on 6881 3700 (Monday-Wednesday) or Debbie 0409 762 136 (Monday-Friday)

Dubbo Community Men's Shed - open Monday 9am to 1pm. Ph: 6881 6987.

Australian Airforce Cadets – 6pm-9.30pm during school term. Army Reserve Base Wingewarra Street Dubbo.

Trivia Night - 7pm, South Dubbo Tavern.

Sing Australia Dubbo Choir - 7.30-9.30pm, Bridge Club, Bultje Street, Ph: 0428 680 775. No auditions, no requirements to read music and no singing experience necessary.

Patchwork - 10am-3pm, Dubbo Art & Craft Society, 137 Cobra Street, June 6882 4677.

Ricochet - 9am, City Bowling club. Dot 6885 6633.

Enlighten Me Mothers and Kids Day Group - 10am to 12pm Salvation Army YP Hall, 112 Gipps Street Dubbo. Every Monday of school term.

Meditation: The Path to Healing. Beginners meditation classes. Every Monday 1-2pm at the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre 1/80 Gipps St. Presented by Wellington Buddhist Centre, cost by donation. Please telephone 68454661 or visit www.tharpachoeling.org for more information.

Camera Club - 8pm, Dubbo Arts & Crafts Society, 137 Cobra Street Dubbo. Lorna White 6882 7778.

Macquarie Club Lady Members, Card Club – 1.30pm Macquarie Club, Betty 6884 3612 or Margaret 6882 7808.