Bega district diary

Student photo exhibition

A very talented group of Bega High students have been working hard to create a photographic exhibition, titled 'Our Place', which will be launched at the Bega town library this Friday, November 10.

Young talent: Bega High School budding photographers (from left) Kiara O’Bryan, Atika Waplington, Jess Smith and Alivia Boreham have all contributed to the 'Our Place' exhibition which opens this Friday, November 10, at Bega Library.

Young talent: Bega High School budding photographers (from left) Kiara O’Bryan, Atika Waplington, Jess Smith and Alivia Boreham have all contributed to the 'Our Place' exhibition which opens this Friday, November 10, at Bega Library.

The Year 10 girls have been involved in a program called Links to Learning, and as part of the program the girls collaborated with Scott Baker, Programs and Partnership Officer from the Bega Valley Shire Library, to create their very own exhibition.

The students' natural artistic eye and knowledge of the local area enabled them to take some truly beautiful shots, and the students are very excited to share their work with the public.

You are invited to come along to the exhibition opening at 1pm, at the Bega library this Friday the 10th of November. Light refreshments will be served.

BRAWL working bee

It's time for Bega River and Wetlands Landcare Group’s November working bee, and what perfect timing with all this beautiful rain we have had! We will be doing a bunch of plantings to make the most of the rain. 

It will be our second last working bee for the year, and our aim is to continuing our charge eastward through the wall of weeds. We are making such tremendous progress too. 

We will be clearing the weeds and planting hardy native plants that will compete with the exotic plants, improving the biodiversity and resilience of the Bega River system.

The working bee will be on Monday, November 13, November 9.30-12.30pm. Meet in Bridge St, at the car park near the causeway for a quick briefing. Bring sun protection clothing, water, sturdy footwear and a shared morning tea.

Please remember there are no toilets at the site. Its a great chance to squeeze in a beautiful morning at our stunning Bega River and get to enjoy some wonderful company as well, so please come along!

Anniversary celebrations

Bega Seventh-Day Adventist Church will be celebrating more than 60 years on Saturday, November 18. People who have been part of the church, served the local community or participated in programs, such as Pathfinders, are coming to enjoy the catch up.

If you have been part of this church community over those years you are invited to share the day. Morning worship commences at 9.30am. Lunch is planned for 12.30pm with some Pathfinder fun to follow. Josh Cunningham will favour us with a concert at 4:30pm.

Pastor Jeff Parker, who helped build the church hall and who organised Kool Kids Korner holiday fun, is coming from Melbourne and is the speaker for the day. Others from Brisbane, the Central Coast and Canberra are also returning to share the celebrations. This will be a special day for all in attendance. Contact Wendy Hergenhan 0427 921 386.

Cobargo Garden Club

The Cobargo Garden and Friendship Club will meet at the home of Angela and David on Monday, November 13, at 12 noon. The address is “The Sanctuary”, 39 Bate St, Central Tilba. (down the bottom end, located near ABC cheese factory car park). Bring your own lunch, tea, coffee and cake supplied.

Many thanks to Gill and Dave for hosting last month’s garden club. What a lovely day and a beautiful garden. For more information ring Robyn on 6493 8324.

Art and Craft Fair

This Saturday sees the culmination of lots of hard work and organising as many local artisans and crafts people are brought together for the inaugural Bemboka Art and Craft Fair. 

Contributors sharing their skills and knowledge include glass etching, felt making, indigo dying, knitting, painting, wool products, weaving, basket making, flower arranging and lots more.

The Bemboka Memorial Hall will be packed with art and craft displays, workshops, demonstrations and items for sale.  There is opportunity for everyone to have a go at a new art or craft, watch some of the wonderfully skilled people of our area or partake in workshops. There will also be an opportunity to purchase some of the finished products.

Entry is by way of gold coin donation and organisers are asking people to also donate a non-perishable item for OzHarvest on the day. Remembrance Day will be acknowledged with a minute’s silence at 11am, remembering those who fought for our country, those who served and those currently serving.

Everyone is welcome to attend on Saturday, November 11, at Bemboka Memorial Hall, Bemboka, with doors opening to the public at 10am.  Light refreshments will also be available for purchase.

Family church service

Find Sunday hard to get to church or you would like to find out more about who Jesus is? Want to meet new friends in Christ? At St John’s Anglican Church, Bega, we are excited to extend an invitation to you and your family to come to our new family service at 5pm Saturday nights during the school term. At SOUL Time we explore and learn more about God in a relaxed family friendly environment with contemporary Christian worship music and family friendly activities in the service.

Meet ‘Sam the Lamb’ the puppet who reads the children’s Bible story. There is SOUL Kids time with activities or craft. There will be healthy eating segments and bringing back family values that enrich family life. SOUL Time is church for the family and friends. We chose Saturday night because we know many families find Sunday mornings challenging due to other commitments.

Art exhibition

Wapengo artist Lorna Zhulan with her husband Douglas Simper.

Wapengo artist Lorna Zhulan with her husband Douglas Simper.

An exhibition of work by Wapengo artist Lorna Zhulan is taking place at Bega's St John's Anglican Church next week. 

Her fascination with old, decaying structures extends to a recent work featuring the old horse shelter on Tathra Rd, which was knocked down by strong winds in September. Ms Zhulan captured the texture and history of the shed prior to its demise.

The exhibition opens at 6.30pm on Friday, November 17, and will run over the weekend until 4pm Sunday, November 19.

Mumbulla School market

Mumbulla School for Rudolf Steiner Education invites everyone to their Mumbulla Market on Friday, November 10, from 3.15pm till 7pm. The market is well known for quality handmade crafts, toys, clothes and jewellery. There is an opportunity to buy items for Christmas gift giving or to treat yourself.

Stalls range from crafted felt toys to contemporary locally made jewellery. Silent auctions and raffles will also be taking place. There will be woodfired pizza, homemade lemonade, a BBQ and delicious cake and coffee to make sure nobody goes hungry. While enjoying delicious food, visitors will be entertained by student performances, Zumba and Bollywood, storytelling and a magician. Mumbulla School is located at 37 Bega St. More information: 6492 3476.

Quaama Frugal Fair

Come one, come all to the Quaama’s Frugal Fair and Village Garden Tour, an exciting combined community event at the Quaama School of Arts Hall on Saturday,  November 11, between 9.30am and 2pm.

Learn how to embrace frugality to stretch your resources, improve your wellbeing and lessen the impact of your global footprint.  

Get involved by: entering the ‘feed five for $5’ competition; showcasing your revamped, up-cycled or funked up clothing and accessories in the fashion parade (rehearsals before the day); displaying your imaginatively repurposed old or broken items; sharing your money-saving tips; joining the Quaama Village garden tour (starting at the hall); selling your wares; buying some raffle tickets or just soaking up the atmosphere.

Contact these people for more information: Diana on 6493 8450 to book a stall or enter the cooking competition; Ruth on 6493 8352 to volunteer as a model or provide clothes for the fashion parade; Richard on 0414 787 710 to register for the garden tour or to book a stall.

The Village Open Gardens will start from 9.30am. Meet and register at the Quaama School of Arts Supper Room at 9.30am. Make a $5 donation and receive a tour mud map and a morning tea and sausage sizzle ticket.

Guitarist to launch CD

Guitarist Chris O'Connor is launching his new CD on November 18.

Guitarist Chris O'Connor is launching his new CD on November 18.

Chris O’Connor launches his new CD “I asked for Water” at the Murrah Hall on Saturday, November 18, at 7.30pm. O’Connor has long championed music from these 1920s masters and accompanies himself with authentic fingerpicking and bottleneck playing on small bodied guitars and his trusty steel bodied resonator. For this show he will be joined by piano professor Don Hopkins and harmonica ace Damian Coen.