Bega District Diary

Wyndham Village Market

Don't miss the friendly Wyndham Village Market this Sunday, September 24, from 8.30am to 1pm. Fill your bags with the best of Wyndham’s home grown and organic produce, great coffee, beautiful machine and hand knitted items, jams and preserves, lavendar and eucalyptus products, handmade jewellery, books, collectables, rustic bits and much more.

Catch up with friends over a cuppa and a hot roast roll or bacon and egg and support the Pony Club who will be catering again this month. Stalls cost just $15 for Casual Sites, $13 for regulars who book 3 months in advance and $10 for the car boot sale. Book your stall now by calling Yvonne on 64 942 443.

Take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy the sounds of Jingera Rock Music at the picturesque Sportsground which commences around 1pm after the market every month. 

Stella (Forbes) celebrated her 5th birthday on September 6, at Mandeni Park.

Stella (Forbes) celebrated her 5th birthday on September 6, at Mandeni Park.

CWA group AGM

The Far South Coast Group of the CWA of NSW is holding the 86th AGM & Annual Conference at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on Monday, October 16, 9.30am for 10am. Batemans Bay Branch are hosting the Conference this year.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Tania Dwyer, local consultant pharmasist,  was the guest speaker at the September meeting of the Bega Valley Parkinson’s Support Group. Tania makes an annual visit to the group to discuss any new Parkinson’s medication that has become available as well as any general medication that members of the group need to help their life with Parkinson's. The numerous questions from the members to Tania showed the value of her presentation.

The President Bob McDonald and Secretary Jean Nicholson attended a support group leaders conference in Sydney. The two-day conference was of great value to the leaders and some  very good information was forthcoming to help in the operation of the group. A full report will be presented at the October meeting.

Members of the group are reminded that the CEO of Parkinson’s NSW Jo-Anne Reeves will be our guest at the November 6  meeting. All members are urged to attend  as well as anyone from the public. The next meeting has been put back a week to October 9 due to the fact that the first Monday is a public holiday.

South Coast Knife Show

The South Coast Knife Show is back again for its 4th year.  Sunday, October 1, from 10am to 3pm at the main hall Central Tilba. Come and see the beautiful, practical and varied art that is knifemaking in all its forms and meet, chat and buy from the makers themselves. Local and interstate makers will be there with all manner of kitchen knives and cleavers, hunting and fishing knives, axes, knifemaking and blacksmithing supplies, materials and tools.

There will also be sharpening supplies for sale and a knife sharpener there ready to sharpen your knives! Gold coin entry with all proceeds going to our local Scouts group.  For more info, find South Coast Knife Show on Facebook or email: or call Sarah on 0412 945212.

Men’s breakfast

Our next Men’s Breakfast at St John’s will be on October 7 at our usual time of 8am, and at our usual venue, St John’s Hall, Auckland St, Bega. We will have an excellent guest speaker in Ron Watts, a pilot who has flown for many years on humanitarian missions for MAF in some of the most challenging and dangerous areas of the world. 

He also flies with our Angel Flight team in Australia.  Not content with all that, he is the author of books with a flying background and also holds the Australian record for the most take-offs and landings in one day.  And to cap it all he will bring with him a display aircraft on trailer for us to look at.  Sounds terrific!

Our usual hearty breakfast and relaxed fellowship will ensure a great men’s morning. We hope you will share it with us, and any friends will also be most welcome. We look forward to seeing you on October 7.

Bega CWA meeting

The CWA Bega Branch September general meeting will be held next Tuesday, September 26, in our hall, 31 Church Street at 10.30am. All welcome. Members and friends are invited and welcome to our Annual Meeting which is being held on Tuesday, October 10, at 10.30am in our hall, 31 Church Street, Bega.

AWL Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week: Hazel is two years old and has a very active, playful nature.

Pet of the Week: Hazel is two years old and has a very active, playful nature.

Two-year-old Hazel, pictured above, is very friendly and would suit most families. Call Sapphire Coast branch of RSPCA on 0419 267 799 if you are interested in adopting her or one of the other cats and kittens available through the branch. Expressions of interest are being taken for kittens that will be available in a few weeks’ time. Cats can be viewed on Sapphire Coast branch of RSPCA Facebook page.