Bega district diary

Birthday greetings: Happy 2nd birthday to Charlotte Bland of Kalaru.

Birthday greetings: Happy 2nd birthday to Charlotte Bland of Kalaru.

Happy birthday

It is a happy second birthday to Charlotte Bland of Kalaru (pictured). Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Coop, Nanna, Poppy, Mark, Dayne & Bree, Kale & Laura, Shelley, Shaun & Phoebe & Pop & Janine.

Floral art workshop

Are you interested in joining us at a flower arranging demonstration and workshop next month? It will be run by Bega Creative Floral Art group on Wednesday, November 9, from 9:30am-3pm  at Tarraganda Hall, Tarraganda. 

 Anyone is welcome and the demonstrations are particularly aimed at those who wish to learn the basics as well as improve on their existing interests. Cost is $12 with a small additional cost for materials for the afternoon workshop.

Heather Kors and Jacqui Ubrihien will give us many ideas and demonstrate techniques. All materials will be provided. The Table decoration for the afternoon arrangement will have a Christmas theme and be flexible and reusable.

Morning tea will be provided but it is a BYO lunch. For more details ring Heather on  6492 0041 or email the before November 1 and she will forward you a detailed information sheet.

Preschool car boot sale

Time for a spring clean? Then book your site at the Bega Preschool Car Boot sale, on Saturday, October 29 at the Bega Showground. Site cost $29 for a double car space, one for your car, one for your goods.

For more information or to book a site, please call Bega Preschool on 6492 1639 or Melinda on 0402 200 895. Gates open for sellers at 7am but must close at 8.15am (for safety). Open to the general public from 8.30am. 

Far South Coast CWA

The CWA of NSW Agriculture and Environment Group visited Bega to Eden for their two-day tour and seminar. Members and their partners travelled from places such as White Cliffs, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga and the Illawarra as well as the Sydney Basin to experience the Far South Coast environment.

On their tour they visited the Davidson Whaling Station and Eden Port to view the changes taking place in readiness for cruise ship tours.  They also toured Broadwater Oysters at Pambula Lake.  Speakers from local land services in Bega spoke on bio-security, Landcare and veterinary information.  Also a local bee-keeper addressed the group and they were entertained by a most interesting talk on the history and marketing of Bega Cheese.

CWA tour: Members Lorraine Sewell, Annette Turner and Lynne Jones.

CWA tour: Members Lorraine Sewell, Annette Turner and Lynne Jones.

The final speaker addressed his involvement in the future scientific eradication of Fireweed.  The group were fascinated by the variety of agricultural pursuits in the area and enjoyed their visit.

Bemboka Flower Show

It's almost time for the biggest flower show on the Far South Coast! Bemboka Garden Club will hold its 32nd Annual Flower Show on Sunday, October 30. It is one of the village's major events, which always attracts a large crowd. It takes place at Bemboka Memorial Hall between noon ands 3pm. The modest $5 admission fee includes light refreshments and entry to the “lucky door prize”.

Club members have been busy planning the event and look forward to welcoming visitors from the region. For those wishing to enter one or more of the competiton categories, full details are available on the club's website:

Parkinson’s Support Group

Members of the Bega Valley Parkinson Support Group who attended the October meeting were delighted with the showing of the DVD the "Journey". The  DVD covered all areas of  the life of  a person living with Parkinson and the help needed from their carers.

The meeting decided that the Christmas luncheon will be held at the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club on December 5. Numbers will be taken at the next meeting.

The November meeting will be special as Melanie  Browning, the support group co-ordinator from Parkinson’s NSW, will be guest speaker. 

The November 7 meeting will commence one hour later at 11.30am at the Bega Golf Club. All members are urged to attend this meeting.

Raise the Roof Spring Fair

Youngsters have the opportunity to be creative for the Raise the Roof Spring Fair at the Old Bega Hospital on Sunday, October 30. There's competitions to “make a monster from fruit and vegetables” and “make a sculpture from recycled material” as well as a Halloween fancy dress parade.

The Spring Fair will also have animal balloons, face painting and old times games for youngsters and they can bring their dog to test how high it can jump. It will be held at the Old Bega Hospital site from 10am to 2pm with the Halloween parade at 11am, the dog high jump at noon, a home-made fashion parade at 1pm and judging of the competitions at 1.30pm.