Cessnock Relay For Life
Relay For Life is a fundraiser for Cancer Council’s research, advocacy, education and support programs.
Some important dates for this year’s Cessnock Relay For Life include:
Saturday, August 12: Bingo night at Cessnock Leagues Club, 6pm-10pm.
Saturday, October 14: Cessnock Relay For Life at Baddeley Park, Cessnock, 10am-10pm
Call Clint Ekert on 6572 5405, email Clint.Ekert@nswcc.org.au or visit cessnockrelay.com for more information.
White Ribbon trivia night
A trivia night in aid of White Ribbon – Australia’s campaign to prevent men's violence against women – will be held at Cessnock Leagues Club on Saturday, July 29.
The night will get underway at 6.30pm; tickets are $10 per person and are available at club reception or online at cessnockleagues.com.au.
Christmas in July
Hope Valley Church will hold a Christmas in July morning tea in the Front Room on Friday, July 28.
The morning tea will start at 10am, with entertainment by Maddison Clarke. Entry is $5.
Car wash and barbecue
Central Rural Fire Brigade will hold a car wash and barbecue at its South Avenue headquarters on Saturday, July 29, starting at 8am.
Quilters and Embroiderers
Cessnock Quilters and Embroiderers on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Cessnock Toyota Stadium from 9am to 1pm.
Machine embroiderers meet on the last Monday of the month.
New members are welcome, no skills needed, come along and learn.
Contact Sue on 4991 1671 or Chris on 4990 8560.
Coalfields Cancer Support Group
Coalfields Cancer Support Group raises money for Calvary Mater Newcastle’s cancer research department.
Meetings are held at Cessnock Leagues Club on the first Monday of the month at 2pm.
The group will attend Christmas in July at Buttai Barn on Friday, July 28. The bus will leave Cessnock Leagues Club at 9.30am for this fun day out.
The group is also running a nine-day trip to Caloundra, departing October 17.
Bookings for these trips can be made by ringing Marie on 0432 253 717.
Philosophy group meets at Cessnock Library
The Cessnock Philosophy Group meets at Cessnock Library on the third Friday of the month.
Meetings run from 1pm to 3pm, with a topical discussion each month.
The topic for July 21 is ‘Truth, lies and the grey area in between’.
All are welcome to come along and listen, learn and offer their opinion in a friendly atmosphere.
For more information, contact Heinz on 0419 535 740 or Letitia on 4998 6288.
Peer Support Network
The Intellectual Disability Rights Service has established a peer support network in Cessnock.
The group is for people with an intellectual, cognitive or learning disability, and their support persons, advocates or carers.
The group will meet at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre seniors room every second Friday at 1.45pm, starting March 3.
Meetings are free and refreshments are included.
For more information, call or text Michael on 0439 162 227 or email email@example.com.
Cessnock Garden Club
Cessnock City Garden Club meets at the Girl Guide Hall on the second Wednesday of the month at 10am. New members are always welcome.
The club will hold an outing to the Kurri area on July 19, departing the Guide Hall at 9.30am. Bring a picnic lunch and chair.
The club’s annual bus trip will be held on September 20, visiting two gardens and a wholesale nursery.
Members of the public are welcome; call Betty on 4990 2810 for details.
Kurri Retired Mineworkers
Kurri Retired Mineworkers meets at the Kurri Senior Citizens' Centre on the second Monday of the month at 10am.
Retired mineworkers, retirees and pensioners, are cordially invited to attend.
Country Women’s Association
The Cessnock CWA Evening Branch meets at 163 Vincent Street on the first and third Monday of the month at 7pm.
For more information, like the branch on Facebook.
Cessnock City Toastmasters Club meets at Cessnock Leagues Club on Mondays from 7pm to 9pm (except public holidays).
Visitors are welcome to come along and see Toastmasters can help develop confidence, leadership qualities and great communication skills.
For further information, contact Judy on 4990 4581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kurri Kurri Community Markets
Kurri Girl Guides hold a market in Rotary Park on the second Saturday of the month.
The market runs from 8am to 1pm with various stalls.
St Brigid’s markets at Branxton
Markets are held at the grounds of the former St Brigid’s school at Branxton on the third Sunday of the month.
The volunteer-run market goes from 9am to 1pm, with about 40 stalls each month.
Cessnock Probus Club
The Cessnock Probus Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 9am at East Cessnock Bowling Club.
For more information, contact Geoff Brown on 4991 1879.
Cessnock View Club
Cessnock VIEW Club meets on the third Thursday of the month at Cessnock Leagues Club.
For more information, call Jan on 4990 3282.
Cessnock RSL Women’s Auxiliary
Cessnock RSL Women's Auxiliary meets on the first Saturday of the month at the RSL Hall on Wollombi Road.
The group is seeking new members to help with its fundraising, which supports Defence personnel currently serving overseas and ex-service men and women through local welfare and Defence Care assistance.
The monthly meetings start at 10am. For more information, call Carmel on 4990 4093 or Raylene on 4990 4747.
Cessnock Prostate Cancer Support Group
Cessnock Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at Cessnock Leagues Club from 3pm to 4.30pm.
Cancer Council Upper Hunter community programs coordinator Glen Parsons will be the guest speaker at the July 27 meeting, with advice on prevention, treatment and support.
All are welcome to attend the meeting; cost is free and afternoon tea and coffee is supplied.
For more information, contact Rose on 4990 4554 or Barry on 0457 073 852.
Cessnock Breast Cancer Support Group
The Cessnock Breast Cancer Support Group meets at the Unicare Clinic at Cessnock Hospital on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm.
The group was formed to help any woman who has had a breast cancer diagnosis. It is made up of women who have been through, or who are still undergoing, the breast cancer journey.
Sometimes social outings form the meeting, other times guest speakers are invited to address the group.
Contact Katrina Richardson on 0422 978 254 for more information.
Diabetes support group
Coalfields Kurri Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club on Tuesday, July 25 at 10am.
New members are welcome. Call Lorna (4930 4799), John (4937 3995) or Brenda (4932 7649) for more information.
Mental health support group
Cessnock and Area Carer and Consumer Mental Health Support Group meets the first Monday of the month at Cessnock Leagues Club.
Dinner is from 6pm, then a meeting at 7pm in the bistro.
For further information, contact Julie at the Sunflower Centre on 8315 1450 or email@example.com.
Weston Senior Citizens
Weston Senior Citizens meet on pension day at the Weston Civic Centre.
The meeting runs from 11am to 12.30pm and new members are welcome.
After the meeting, members have a light lunch and a cup of tea. Cost is $2.
For more information, call Sue on 4937 1172.
Ice Breakers support group
The Ice Breakers – a support group for carers, families and friends of people experiencing substance misuse and a mental illness – meets at Greta Workers Club on the third Tuesday of the month.
Every second month, the group holds a public forum from 7.30pm to 8.30pm prior to its monthly meeting.
The carers group is supported by The Sunflower Centre, a service of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW.
The group regularly invites guest speakers on a range of topics, conducts fundraising for support group activities, has social outings and participates in community awareness activities.
For more information, call Sonnie on 0455 683 607 or Nadine 0423 767 468.
Meeting for friends and family affected by an alcoholic
Is someone's drinking bothering you?
Al-Anon, a meeting for friends and family affected by an alcoholic or problem drinker, runs from 2.15pm to 4.15pm every Thursday at the Salvation Army (rear) hall, corner of Cumberland and Hall Streets, Cessnock.
Phone 1300 252 666 for more information.
Visit Marthaville Cottage
Marthaville at 200 Wollombi Road, Cessnock is now open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.
All are welcome to come and have a look at the historic house and all of the lovely gifts for sale.
Landcare needs help
Cessnock Landcare has been granted council approval to carry out bush regeneration on Bridges Hill, Convent Hill and East End Oval.
The group is hoping to attract local volunteers who are keen to help protect the public parklands, which attract abundant bird life.
The group meets by arrangement on Sunday mornings. Call Bernice on 4991 1688 for more information.
Live at The Crossing: spoken word, poetry and music
The spoken word is now being celebrated every first Saturday of the month at the Crossing Café, Kearsley.
It runs from 2pm to 4pm, with poetry, storytelling, music, art and coffee.
There's open mic so anyone interested in a walk-up slot, make yourself known to the host Pip Sheehan.
Hunter Valley Seniors meet at East Maitland
The Hunter Valley branch of National Seniors Australia meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month the at East Maitland Bowling Club, 9.30am for a 10am start.
A representative of Stockland Greenhills will provide an update about the redevelopment at the JUly 25 meeting.
The branch hosts regular lunches, morning teas, day and extended coach tours and has an active walking group.
New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information, phone Stan on 4934 1125.
Are you over 50 and single?
Hunter Valley Over-50s' Singles' Social Club meets at the Maitland Polish Hall on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.
If you are 50-plus and looking for friendship in a friendly group environment, why not come along and enjoy morning tea.
Outings throughout the month include dinners, picnics, shows, movies, lunches and morning teas.
Contact Mary on 4951 4407 or Glenda on 4934 3136 for further details.
Cessnock Croquet Club meets Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings at Calvary Retirement Community.
The group has changed its playing times with the arrival of the warmer weather.
Play is from 4pm Tuesdays and 9am Fridays.
The club was established at the former Allandale Bowling Club site in July 2014.
Anyone interested in trying the social sport – which is suitable for all ages and levels of experience – is welcome to attend.
For more information, call Derek on 4990 5640, Toni on 4990 4622 or George on 4990 4161.
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