Dubbo Community Diary May 17


Thursday May 18: The 2017 Tech Savvy Seniors Regional Roadshow will be visiting Dubbo at 10am. Tech Savvy Seniors is a NSW Government initiative in partnership with Telstra. This event is hosted by Western College.  Are you interested in coming along to a fun, free technology session followed by some light refreshments? Please bring along your devices (including smartphones, tablets or laptop computers) for technology support or trouble-shooting, ask any questions you have about technology and learn how Tech Savvy Seniors can help you to build your skills and confidence to use technology, stay in touch with family and friends and access important services online.

To RSVP for the roadshow: Please email the venue info@westerncollege.com.au or call them on 6884 2899

Wednesday May 24: The Post Adoption Centre: will be holding a Adoption Connections Meeting in Dubbo at the CAC Classroom Western Plains Community Arts Centre, 76 Wingewarra Street, 6 - 8.30pm, there is no cost and tea/coffee and snacks will be provided.

The meeting is an opportunity for people affected by adoption, and their family members, to find out more about the search and reunion as well as discuss "down the track" issues. It also provides the opportunity to connect with other people in a similar situation.


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. Call Yvonne on 6881 4161.

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

Dubbo City Croquet Club – 9 am Dubbo City Bowling Club, Wingewarra Street Dubbo. 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.

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

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

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

Lapband Support Group – 6pm, 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 and Craft Society, 10am-4pm. 137 Cobra Street Dubbo, held  please phone Ann 6887 2612 for further information.


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

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

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

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.

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 – 10am 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.

Orana CPSA – 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.


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

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.


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.

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.

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.​