Community Diary: events and meetings around Cessnock City

UNDERSTANDING: Annette Brown, Marie Davies and Debra Murray from the Cessnock Dementia Carers Support Group. Picture: Krystal Sellars
UNDERSTANDING: Annette Brown, Marie Davies and Debra Murray from the Cessnock Dementia Carers Support Group. Picture: Krystal Sellars

Dementia Carers Support Group

The Cessnock Dementia Carers Support Group meets at the Northern Coalfields Community Care Association support centre (the former Cessnock PCYC building) on the first Monday of the month from 10am to 12pm.

For more information, call Annette on 0422 142 065 or Marie on 4991 3206.

Cessnock Prostate Cancer Support Group

Cessnock Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Cessnock Leagues Club on the fourth Thursday of the month.

The group's next meeting will be held on November 28, with Glen Parsons from Cancer Council NSW the guest speaker. His presentation will focus on bowel cancer and the importance of being tested.

Meetings start at 3pm; cost is free and all are welcome. Contact Rose on 4990 4554 or Barry on 0457 073 852 for more information.

Breast cancer support group dinner

Cessnock Breast Cancer Support Group will holding its annual Christmas dinner at the Regal Italian Bistro (at the Kurri Kurri Hotel) on Friday, November 29.

Dinner will start at 6.30pm and partners are most welcome to attend. RSVP to Katrina Richardson on 0422 978 254 by Monday, November 25.

The group's monthly meetings will resume February 5, 2020, with meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month at the medical centre at Cessnock Hospital.

The group was formed in 2006 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.

Information session on estate planning

Creightons Funeral Service will hold a free information session on estate planning at its Cessnock office on Friday, November 29.

The event will start at 10am, with Nichole Orr from Coutts Mallik Rees Solicitors to be the guest presenter.

Creightons' office is located at 206 Wollombi Road, Cessnock.

Coalfields Cancer Support Group

Coalfields Cancer Support Group is taking bookings for its coach trip to the Snowy Mountains and Canberra from March 2 to 8, 2020.

All funds raised by the group go to Calvary Mater Newcastle's cancer research department.

For coach trip bookings or more information about the group, contact Marie on 0432 253 717.

Fair trading workshop at library

Cessnock Library will host a workshop on funerals on Thursday, November 28 from 10.30am to noon.

A team member from NSW Fair Trading will speak about pre-paid funeral arrangements, other funeral products and using a funeral director.

Call Cessnock Library on 4993 4399 for bookings.

Bridge Club

Cessnock Bridge Club has moved to Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar. The bridge club meets at 6pm Wednesdays and 10.30am Fridays. Call Mick on 0418 269 145 for more information.

Community JPs Desk

The NSW Justices Association Community JP Desk is at Cessnock Library every Monday from 12.30pm to 3pm (excluding public holidays).

Toastmasters meet weekly

Cessnock City Toastmasters meet at Cessnock Leagues Club every Monday night at 7pm.

New members are welcome. Contact Anna on 4990 4093 for more information.

The group will take a short break over Christmas and New Year, with its last meeting for 2019 to be held on December 9, returning January 20.

Richmond Vale Railway Museum

The museum, located on Leggetts Drive, is open on the first three Sundays of each month, and school holiday Sundays from 9.30am. The first train ride leaves the station at 10am.

In addition to the historical displays at the museum, the site offers the following attractions:

  • Unlimited full-sized train rides
  • Miniature train rides
  • Child-accessible signalling activity
  • Historic films in the mining museum
  • Picnic tables
  • Canteen
  • Souvenir shop
  • Special events throughout the year (stay tuned to their Facebook page for more information).

Entry is $16 adults, $11 concession, $7.50 for children 5-15, and free for children under five.


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