Bega District Diary, July 27

The 27 Kindergarten pupils at St Patrick's mark 100 Days of School on Tuesday, July 24 with a celebration including party games and food.
The 27 Kindergarten pupils at St Patrick's mark 100 Days of School on Tuesday, July 24 with a celebration including party games and food.

Grace church

Grace Church is a new church that will be meeting in Bega and Tathra from the end of July led by Pastor Dan Riethmuller. If you’d like to know more about Grace Church, head along to one of our services, like it on Facebook or make an inquiry via email at

Grace Church will hold its first service on Sunday, July 29, 9.30am in the Seventh Day Adventist Church building, 31 Upper St, Bega.  Grace is thankful for their generosity in allowing it to use their facilities to meet.

On following Sundays, services in Bega will be held at 9.30am at the Seventh Day Adventist Church building, and in Tathra, at 5pm at the Tathra Surf Club.

Lions share

Mallacoota Lions Club has made another contribution to Community Carers Accommodation South East fundraising activities. President of Mallacoota Lions Club Max Donovan handed over a cheque for a further $1000 to go towards construction of stage 2 of the facility adjacent to the South East Regional Hospital at Bega.

Mr Donovan said it was a pleasure to be supporting such a facility as there have been several residents from his home town who have had to utilise some of the units in recent times. This donation comes on top of over $90,000 that Lions Clubs have committed to the facility in addition to the $124,000 that was raised from Lions Clubs International Foundation.

Stage 2 is well on its way to completion in August with the kitchen to go in later this year.

Bega CWA

The CWA Bega Branch July meeting is next Tuesday, July 31, at 10.30am in the hall, 31 Church Street, Bega. All members and visitors are very welcome to attend. 

Ticket to work

Workability is inviting people to attend a Ticket to Work forum on Wednesday, August 1, 12-2pm at the Narooma Golf Club. A light lunch will be provided.

Ticket to Work is a national initiative that improves employment outcomes for young people with disability, ensuring they are included in the workforce prior to leaving school. The program links local employers, training providers, Local Aboriginal Land Councils, apprenticeship centres, youth organisations and local high schools.

Next week’s forum is also seeking input to ensure Indigenous students benefit from the initiative. Contact Karen Roscoe to confirm your attendance on 6492 3222, or via email

Men’s breakfast

Another terrific Men’s Breakfast morning last month and what an interesting speaker John Cullen was with his information about the Tathra fires and the RFS.

Breakfast is on again on Saturday, August 4 at 8am, with another excellent guest speaker lined up.  This month it is Simon Daley from World Vision.  Simon has been out in the field for this premier aid organisation for some time, particularly in the Pacific areas.  He will share with us his story and a first-hand insight into the great work of World Vision, frequently in the most difficult circumstances.

Another thing to look forward to is the great breakfast cooked up by chef Wassim the Wizard and his helpers. As usual, you and any friends you may wish to bring along will be warmly welcomed for relaxed men’s fellowship together.  Donation of $8 will be appreciated.

Nethercote Market

Nethercote’s winter produce market on Saturday, July 28 will warm your heart with its friendly atmosphere and fresh local produce. The fruit and vegie stalls will have plentiful supplies of apples, citrus, kiwis, and cauliflowers, pumpkins, daikon, garlic and cabbages. There will be loads of eggs, Tilba cheese, honey, nuts, grass fed beef and lamb, chilli products, oysters and bread, all produced on Nethercote’s doorstep. Local kitchens will be selling jams, pickles, pastries, cordials, sauces, shortbreads, delicious cakes and pork pies.

New stallholder for this market is Smifie Catering, selling bao buns with home made fillings and sauces from their popular food van.

Enjoy a cooked breakfast from the Nethercote Residents’ Associaton barbecue, or catch up over a plunger coffee or tea with a delicious slice of home-made cake while listening to live band Red Heart Blue, or pick up some tips from our cooking demo at 10.30am.

Do you have some fresh home produce to sell but not enough for a stall of your own? You can sell it on our growers’ stall, from a bunch herbs to a crate of cabbages. Drop it into Nethercote Hall between 3-4pm on Friday afternoon or before 8am on market day. 

Doors open at 8am and close at noon just after the raffle draw.

Nethercote dance

The Nethercote Hall committee has a new date for its dance to celebrate 10 years since the hall was completely rebuilt by the community. The Nethercote Hall Dec-ade-dance which was scheduled for July 21 has been postponed to Saturday, October 13, at 6.30pm.

Organised by the Nethercote Residents Association the dance will celebrate a decade since the hall’s restoration, and raise funds for a deck extension. Music will be provided by Paul Dion and the Sapphire Coast Dance Band, food by A Pinch of Yum. BYO drinks, tea and coffee will be provided. The cost is $40/head by booking early or $45 at the door.

Tickets available by going to the Facebook page: Nethercote Residents and Friends and click on “Request Tickets” or by emailing Caroline at, or phone her on 0448 200 347.