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book sale

The Uniting Church Book Sale will take place on Friday October 7 and Saturday October 8 at the Uniting Barwon Grovedale site (272 Torquay Road, corner of Reserve and Torquay Roads) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A wide range of old and new stock to browse and all books are only $1!

Stamp and coin fair

Geelong Philatelic and Numismatic Society Stamp and Coin Show, Geelong West Town Hall, October 8, 9am-3pm.

■ Julie 0438-270 549


Globe Theatre, Winchelsea, Saturday, October 8, 8-11:30 p.m., cost $10. Dance to the music of Charles Pedder. Free dinner, draw and door prizes.

■ Maureen 0409-253 188 or Charlie 0419-501 032


Simple singing, writing and prayer service in the style of the Taizé Community in France. Time of conviviality and light meal beforehand. Sunday 9th October at 5pm at the Parish Hall, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Geelong.

barefoot bowls

Barefoot Bowls at Geelong Bowls Club, Belmont from 6pm on 13, 20 and 27 October and 3, 10 and 17 November. Form a team of three or come alone. Snacks offered during and after games as well as a raffle and prizes. No experience or equipment necessary.

■ Greg 5241 4606, Russia 0418-172 316

ballroom dance

Geelong Ballroom 7:30-10:15 p.m. – (no formal dinner), corner of Bayview Parade and Carey Street, Hamlyn Heights every Saturday night for ballroom dancing with wonderful musical hosts. Admission $10. Five or six slices of music, six dances per slice, with a short break in between. BYO drinks and a plate to share on your table.

■ 5278 9740 or

Leopold Hall, 805-809 Bellarine Highway, Leopold on Saturday, October 8. Start time revised from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Dinner will include sandwiches, cakes, etc., music provided by Ron Sudden. Admission $10, dinner included.

■ 0400500402.

Geelong Numismatic Society

Meet at Uniting Church, 46 Thompson Street, Belmont. Next meeting dates: October 28, November 25. Meetings start at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

[email protected]


Chilwell Athletics invites athletes of all skill levels and levels aged under 14 to veterans for the upcoming athletics season. The competition takes place on Saturday afternoon at Landy Field. Trainers available.

■ Mary McDonald 5229 3920 or 0490-549 740

Geelong Band Choir

Women’s four-part harmony song. All ages are encouraged. Learn to sing and play. Rehearsals every Monday from 6.45pm at Herne Hill.

[email protected] or 0406-666 737

Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir

Small ladies’ choir requiring no knowledge of the Welsh language. Meet on Wednesday evenings at 7pm at St Luke’s, Highton to help each other sing in Welsh and English.

■ 0413-406 433 or

Chess Clubs

For the pleasure of chess, simply come and see each other, play chess, meet members, with no obligation to join. We welcome players of all skill levels. Ocean Grove, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at 101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove; Portarlington, Mondays at 9.30am, Parks Hall, 87 Newcombe Street, Portarlington; and St Leonards, Thursdays at 9.30am, Unit 2 1375-1377 Murradoc Road, (on Blanche Street), St Leonards.

■ Ralph 0431-458 100 (Ocean Grove), Rob 5259 2290 (Portarlington), Lyn 5292 2162 (St Leonards)

Scottish dance lessons

GOG Scottish Country Dance classes take place on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Leopold Hill Hall.

■ Jeanne 0481-126 022 or André 0408-369 446

Geelong Fishermen’s Club

The Geelong Anglers Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., at 9 Yuille Street, Geelong West. The club organizes monthly fishing competitions, both club and inter-club.

■ Allan 0418-992 672

Afternoon tea dance

Life Activities Club [Geelong Inc] hosts an afternoon tea dance on Thursdays, 2-4 p.m., at the Belmont Park Pavilion. Admission $5.

■ 5251 3529


Geelong Philatelic Society Inc welcomes visitors. Meetings at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at Virginia Todd Community Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West and at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Belmont Library, 163 High Street, Belmont.

■ Julie 0438-270 549

Grovedale Elders

Indoor balls, Monday 1-3 p.m.; gentle exercise, Tuesday 9am-9.45am; cards (Euchre), Tuesday 1pm-3pm; lotto, Thursday 1-3 p.m. All events take place at the Grovedale Community Hub, 45 Heyers Road, Grovedale.

■ Julie 0419-549 521

Elders of Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove seniors play the 500 card game every Thursday at 1:15 p.m. If you’re new to the game, a quick lesson will get you started. The base 6-player squad accommodates any number, and you’ll enjoy the friendship of like-minded players. Cost of $20 annually and coffee included. 102 The Terrace, Ocean Grove.

■ Lyn 5256 2540

The Children’s Church

Group lessons for children from 3 to 6 years old; 7-10 years old; and 10+ years at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 171a Latrobe Terrace, Geelong on the first Sunday of the month during school holidays, 10.30am-11.30am. All children are invited to join in the inspiration, stories, games and crafts.

■ Suzie 0402-963 855 or Althea 0403-005 449

Polish language for children

Fortnightly Polish lessons for children aged 7 to 11 at one of Geelong’s libraries.

■ Dorota 5224 1105


The Springs TOWN Club (Take Off Weight Naturally) meets Mondays 9am-10.30am at the Community Hub, 23 Eversley Street, Drysdale. Weigh-ins, group therapy and regular relaxation sessions. Cost: $5 per session, annual fee of $51.

GROW Australia

Community organization offering practical steps and peer support to help recover and maintain your mental health through free face-to-face and online groups. Tuesdays, from 7 p.m. via Zoom, Thursdays, from 7 p.m. at 284 Latrobe Terrace, Newtown, Fridays, from 12:30 p.m. at Vines Road Community Centre, Hamlyn Heights.

■ or 1800 558 268

Mat bowls

Leopold Hall 805-809 Bellarine Highway, Leopold Wednesday and Friday 1-3:15 p.m. Admission $4 includes afternoon tea.

■ 0400-500 402

music for kindergartens

Mainly Music is a music and movement program for babies through preschoolers. The group meets at St Albans-St Andrews Uniting Church, 276 Wilsons Road, Whittington on Tuesdays at 10am during school terms. Parents/guardians and children welcome.

■ Rhonda 0437-241 345

The podium meets

Geelong Rostrum Public Speaking Club Inc meets every Monday.

■ Andrew 0408-369 446 or Jan 0407-296 958

scrabble club

Geelong Scrabble Club has a new home. The group now meets at Christ Church Hall on the corner of Moorabool and McKillop streets at 1 p.m. every Saturday. Beginners to experts are welcome.

■ Marlène 5275 0363 or John 0434-142 282


The Laughter Club Geelong Tuesday morning 8am session is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Laughter from all over Australia and as far away as Switzerland.

Start your day with a boost of energy by sharing lots of laughs that will make you smile and leave you feeling energized, healthier and happier.

■ Join Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 773 6843 7028

Access code: laugh


Drysdale Day VIEW Club supports the Smith family for fun and friendship while supporting disadvantaged students. Meet at Clifton Springs Golf Club for lunch on the fourth Friday of each month.

■ Marguerite 0431-636 090

Geelong Day VIEW Club organizes a lunch meeting on the first Monday of the month from 11am at the Eastern Hub, East Geelong. The group raises funds and supports students in the Smith family’s Learning for Life program. Friendship to all and help those in need.

[email protected]

Probus meets

■ Malcom 0419-376 380

Belmont Combined Probus Club

Meet at 10am on the first Monday of the month (except January) at the reception hall of Geelong RSL, 50 Barwon Heads Road, Belmont 3216. New members and visitors welcome. Friendship, interesting speakers, lunch after meetings, restaurant outings, Mahjong and various outings.

■ Pam 5243 4042

Grovedale Marshall Probus

Make new friends and enjoy lots of enjoyable activities. The Grovedale Marshall Probus Club meets at 10am on the second Thursday of the month, at the Grovedale Hub, 45 Heyers Road, Grovedale.

■ Anne 0425-356 973

Ocean Grove Probus man

Meet at 10am on the first Monday of every month, except January, at the Surf Life Saving Club on Surf Beach Road for fun and friendship.

■ Barry 0409-161 129

Grovedale East Women’s Probus

The Ladies Probus Club of Grovedale East meets at 10am on the fourth Monday of each month at the Waurn Ponds Hotel, Waurn Ponds.

■ Sally Nelson 0402-450 610 or [email protected]

Combined Probus Belmont Central

Meet at 10am on the second Wednesday of each month at the Waurn Ponds Hotel. New members and visitors welcome. Come join in the fun and all the different activities, camaraderie and friendship offered. The guest speaker for the next meeting on September 14 is a representative of the Department of Disability, Aging and Specialized Health.

■ 0417-555 547

Hamlyn Heights Combined Probus

Meet at 10am on the second Thursday of the month, at Bowls Club, 200 McCurdy Road, Herne Hill.

■ Christmas 0425-706 339

Combined Probus from the ponds of Waurn

The combined Probus Club of Waurn Ponds meets at 10am on the fourth Wednesday of the month with many interest groups meeting regularly throughout the month. Max 100 members.


Geelong Amateur Radio Club

Meet at his clubhouse in Storrer Street, East Geelong, every Friday at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 2pm. The club, in its 75th year, has 50 members and offers training for those wishing to obtain their amateur radio license as well as presentations on all facets of amateur radio.

■ or Peter 0407-096 163


Scrabble, chess, board games or cards. Thursdays 2-4:30 p.m. at All Saints Parish Hall, 113 Noble Street, Newtown. All welcome. Bring your set or just yourself. Afternoon tea offered.

■ Dinah 0418-547753

Reading Club

The Leopold/Wallington CAE Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Very friendly group. Welcome new members.

■ Shirley 0488-055 969


Wanted, sharp partners to play the game of Bolivia on Sunday afternoons and evenings. For the location, email Ingrid, who is housebound.

[email protected]

International Reapers Choir

Can we sing in the shower? No hearing. Meet Mondays at 1:30 p.m. at Uniting Church, 31 Noble Street, Newtown.

■ Tim 0412-191 971

Sing Australia Geelong Choir

The choir meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Senior Citizens Centre, 52 Thomson Street, Belmont. No need for auditions, just the love of singing. The choir can also be booked for entertainment.

■ Mary 0419-278 456

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