Local diary listings

Local diary listings

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Join a garden

The Seventh Day Adventist Church community garden is open Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and Sundays from 7am to 12pm. The church is at 140-142 Wharf Street, Canning. Call Heather on 0450 636 413.

Probus Willetton

The Willetton Ladies Probus Club has meetings on the second Thursday of every month from 9.30am to 12pm in Willetton. There are guest speakers, activities, craft days, coach tour outings, luncheons, coffee mornings, picnics and movie outings. The club is for ladies retired and over 55 years. Call Maureen on 9259 5094.

Borrow toys

Willetton Toy Library lends a wide range of toys, puzzles, games and dress-ups for children up to six years. It is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 10.30am at Willetton Pavilion off Malindi Street, Willetton. Call Mel on 0413 894 541.

Helping the needy

A soup kitchen is open every Friday from 6pm to 8pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 140-142 Wharf Street, Cannington. It provides free hot meals. Call Heather on 0450 636 413.

Tee off time

Wednesday Ladies Whaleback Golf Club holds numerous events including mixed days with partners and friends. Call Sue on 9354 4101 or Betty on 9457 7565.

Ladies group

Soroptimist International Riverside meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 7.30pm at Rossmoyne Bowling Club. It is a worldwide service organisation for women where members enjoy friendship whilst carrying out community service and fundraising projects. Call Rita on 0409 880 761.

Carer support

The Thrive Support Group for carers meets on the first Friday of every month from 10am to 12pm at Everglades, South Canning Community Care Services, 201 High Road, Willetton. Cost is a gold coin donation. Call Dawn or Diane on 0412 170 394.

Art classes

Canning Arts Group is running short courses for young and old, novices and experienced, artists and crafters. A new mums and bubs class will run on Tuesday mornings from March, making personalised bunting. Call 9457 9600.

Wellbeing

Free exercise and meditation classes for people living with cancer and their carers will run in Bentley and Riverton through the Cancer Council. Exercise Bentley runs on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10.30am and Meditation Riverton is on Tuesdays from 1pm. To register call 131 120.

Adult swimming

Join the Riverton Masters Swimming Club for adults 18 years and over. The group swims at Riverton Leisureplex, High Road, Riverton on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm. Call Graeme on 9354 5308 or Barbara on 9332 6647.

Club for seniors

Join the Langford Senior Citizens Club and participate in various activities including shopping, bingo and bridge. The club is in Brookman Avenue, Langford. A home pick-up and drop-off service is available. Call Carol on 9458 7027.

AGM

Bedfordale Residents Association will hold its AGM on March 8 from 7.30 pm at the community hall in Admiral Road, Bedfordale. All welcome. Free supper will be served. Contact Veronica on 0408 909 915, Jacqui on 0427 180 691 or Jude on 0413 024 690.

Help the animals

The Animal Protection Society of WA is looking for volunteers to help care for the dogs and cats at its animal shelter based in Southern River any day of the week. Volunteers must be aged over 16 years. To book an induction email at info@apswa.asn.au.

Retiree meeting

The Association of Independent Retirees Southern Districts Branch’s next meeting will be held at the Victoria Park Bowling Club, 18 Kent Street, Victoria Park on February 26 from 9.4am. Guest speaker will be Amaroo Care Services chief executive David Fenwick who will talk about aged care as opposed to retirement living. Morning tea will be served.

CWA meets

The Country Women’s Association of Kelmscott will hold a meeting on February 25 from 1pm at the parish hall of St Mary in the Valley, River Road, Kelmscott. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every month. Interesting programs are planned. Call June on 0481 172 369.

Bowls

The Armadale District Bowling Club is seeking new members for both pennant and social lawn bowls. Bowls are available to borrow and coaching is available for beginners. Come along and give it ago. Call 9497 1381 or drop into Millmen Way, Armadale.

Poo for you

Armadale Kelmscott Lions is selling sheep poo for gardens. Cost is $12 a bag, delivered locally. Call Murray on 0417 100 613.

Fun for young

Kelmscott Playgroup at 57 River Road, Kelmscott is run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 11.30am and is for ages zero to five. Call 9495 1056 for more information.

Ladies networking

The Forest Lakes Older Women’s Network theatre group invites ladies over the age of 50 who are interested in theatre to its open day on February 16 from 1pm at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Thornlie. Afternoon tea will be provided. Call Angela on 9493 2656.

Wellbeing

Free meditation classes designed for people living with cancer and their carers will be provided in Armadale through the Cancer Council’s Life Now Program and will run on Fridays from 9am. To register call the Cancer Council on 131 120

Playgroup

Gosnells Playgroup meets on Wednesdays from 9.15am to 11.15am at the Huntingdale Community Centre, Holmes Street, Huntingdale for children aged five and under. Call Mel on 0402 504 756.

Dance away

A dance is held on the first and third Saturday of every month at the Southern River Community Hall, corner of Bullfinch and Southern River roads, Gosnells from 8pm to 11pm. Entry is $6 for members, $7 non-members. It is BYO drinks and a plate to share. Call 9490 2183.

For victims

The Gosnells Community Legal Service will hold a victim compensation program on February 17 from 10am to 11am in Gosnells. To book call 9398 1455 Tuesday to Friday.

Exercise for the aged

Prime Movers offers fitness classes for those over age 50 and include stretching, low impact aerobics and muscle work. Classes are held in Langford, Kelmscott, Maddington, Southern River and Armadale. Call Judith on 9386 2049.

Get crafty

The Heritage Craft Group meets every Wednesday during school term from 9.15am to 11.30am at 26 Champion Drive, Armadale. Learn to knit, sew, crochet, card make and paint. Cost is $2. Call 9399 4168.

Like to write?

The Armadale Writers Group meets every Wednesday at the Armadale Library from 9.30am to 11.30am. All writers are welcome. A small weekly fee covers membership. Call 9497 2204.

Fathers workshop

A Dads Raising Girls seminar will be run by Relationships Australia on February 16 from 6.30pm to 9pm at Lotteries House, 2232c Albany Highway, Gosnells. Cost is $25. Call 6161 0200 to book.

PC users

Perth PC Users Group for Seniors holds meetings on the third Tuesday of every month from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the corner of Avonlea and Anton streets, Armadale. Cost is $4. Call Peter on 9399 5536.

Volunteers

Home Help Local provides multiple support services within the community and is looking for volunteers to assist in its activity centre as well as drivers to help with meal deliveries. Call Lisa on 9399 1111.

Talking teddies

Artist Kay Cooper will take you on a journey through the world of teddy bears at History House Museum on February 16 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Call 9394 5419 to book.

Club for Lions

New members are always welcome to join the Lions Club of Serpentine Jarrahdale with meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Fundraisers include sausage sizzles, the Jarrahdale Log Chop and SJ Lions Country Fair and selling Christmas raffle tickets and cakes. Call 9525 7575.

Water walkers

The Armadale Water Walkers group meets every Monday and Thursday except public holidays from 6am to 9am at the Armadale Aquatic Centre, Champion Drive, Seville Grove. Seniors and adults with disabilities are welcome. Call Tony or Pam on 9390 3225.

Dog club

The German Shepherd Dog Association trains on Sundays from 8.30am in Passmore Street, Southern River off Ranford Road. Call Carol-Anne Davies on 9397 0168.

Donations needed

The RSL Op Shop needs donations of clean and complete condition clothes, linen, electrical items, books, bric-a-brac, furniture, baby items and plants. Drop off days are Tuesdays to Fridays from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The shop can pick up bigger items within a 20-kilometre radius from Byford. Call Anita on 0408 099 871.

Scouting in Armadale

Armadale Scouts are looking for new members. Cub scouts meet Mondays from 6.30pm, joey scouts meet Thursdays from 5pm and scouts from 7pm. Meetings are held in Townley Street, Armadale. Call group leader Howard on 0450 378 094.

Kids play time

Gosnells Playgroup meets every Wednesday from 9.15am to 11.15am at the Huntingdale Community Centre, Holmes Street, Huntingdale. Bring along your children aged five and under to play while you meet other parents and have a chat over a cuppa. Drop in or call Sonya on 9490 8816.

Mundijong classes

The Mundijong Arts and Craft Group meets at the Old Railway Station in Mundijong. Groups include book club, busy hands, patchwork and quilting and sewing. For days and times call Gwen on 0418 923 574.

Join Freemasons

Any unattached Freemason or member of the public interested in joining can call James Adams, master of Heritage Lodge, which meets in Armadale on the first Wednesday of every month on 0414 906 660.

Take aim

Aim Archery holds night shoots every Tuesday from 6pm in the grounds of the German Shepherd Club on Passmore Street, Southern River. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. All archers welcome including beginners, club equipment and coaching available for beginners, free for three weeks. Call Terry Hunt-Mills on 0404 737 129.

Al-Anon family group

Are you affected by another’s drinking? There is help and hope for you. Meetings are held from 10.30am to 12pm every Wednesday at St Matthew’s Church, 108 Jull Street, Armadale. Call 9325 7528.

Find a bargain

A car boot sale is held on the first Saturday of every month at St Luke’s Anglican Church, corner of Sheoak Road and Westfield Street, Maddington from 8am to 12pm. Call Ron on 0419 911 519.

Carpet bowling

Indoor carpet bowls are held at Greendale Hall in Coombe Avenue, Armadale every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 12pm. Cost is $2 and includes morning tea and biscuits. Call John on 9498 0530.

Public speaking

Ladies can learn to communicate with confidence at the Armadale Penguin Club, which meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 1pm at the Seville Grove Library, Champion Drive, Seville Grove. Call 9399 2314.

Older Women’s Network

The Older Women’s Network meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Uniting Church, corner of Hicks and Bert streets, Gosnells from 12pm to 2.30pm. New members are welcome. Call Yvonne on 9390 6483.

Do you like pottery?

Minnawarra House Clay Pottery Group has classes every Thursday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Minnawarra House is at 24 Numulgi Street, Armadale. Call 9497 1413.

A new look for learning

The University of the Third Age Armadale group is for over 50s and meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 10am to 12pm at the John Dunn Pavilion, Third Avenue, Kelmscott. Call Sheila on 0439 926 333.

Enjoy some bingo

Come and join in for bingo fun at Thornlie Bowling Club, corner of Thornlie Avenue and Ravenshill Road, Thornlie every Monday from 11am. Call 9459 9414.

Get socialising

Addie Mills Social Club organises a number of activities for people over 55 including carpet bowls, new vogue dancing, bootscooting and bingo. There is something for every day of the week. Call 9398 7139.

Lawn bowls

Byford Bowling Club is looking for new members. Call Lauris Gibb on 9525 1021 or Barry Harvey on 0419 193 420.

Gosnells choir

If you love singing come to the Uniting Church Hall, corner of Bert and Hicks streets, Gosnells where the Ladies Choir meets every Friday from 9.30am to 12pm. Call Helen Treloar 9399 6047 or Marijke Wubbels 0407 898 759.

Free legal advice

Gosnells Community Legal Centre provides free legal advice for family law property and child support matters on alternate Friday mornings at Armadale Church Café in Jull Street, Armadale. The service is for City of Armadale residents only. Call 9398 1455 to book.

Tenancy advice

Tenancy advocates from the Gosnells Community Legal Centre attend St Matthew’s Anglican Church Café in Jull Street, Armadale every Thursday from 10am to 12pm to provide one-off advice. Call 9398 1455 to book.

Bridge

Exercise your brain and play bridge with the Armadale Bridge Club. Games are held Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons. Call Trish on 9390 6049.

Healthy mind

Grow’s 12-step program offers a chance to rebuild confidence and work on mental health and wellbeing. The Byford group meets from 10am on Thursdays, the Gosnells group meets from 10am on Wednesdays and the Armadale group meets from 10am on Mondays. Call 1800 558 268.