Community Diary: events and meetings around Cessnock City

NOTE: All details published below are subject to change during the COVID-19 crisis. Please contact the club or group directly for more information.

DETECTION: The BreastScreen NSW bus is at West Cessnock Medical Practice until April 17, 2020.

DETECTION: The BreastScreen NSW bus is at West Cessnock Medical Practice until April 17, 2020.

The BreastScreen NSW bus will be located in the car park at the rear of the West Cessnock Medical Practice at 100 Wollombi Road, Cessnock from January 6 to April 17, 2020.

BreastScreen NSW provides free mammograms for women aged 50 to 74. This service aims to detect breast cancer early.

Call 132 050 for bookings or visit breastscreen.nsw.gov.au more information.

Note: BreastScreen NSW has temporarily suspended its service due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more here.

Breast cancer support group

The Cessnock Breast Cancer Support Group has been advised that it would be safer, due to the Covid-19 health crisis, to not hold any face-to-face meetings until later in the year.

If anyone needs help during this period, Katrina Richardson is available to take calls on 0422 978 254.

Coalfields Kurri Diabetes Group

All meetings are cancelled until further notice. Call Brenda on 4932 7649 for more information.

Cessnock Combined Probus Club

Cessnock Combined Probus Club's monthly meetings have been cancelled until further notice. For more information, email cessnockcombinedprobusclub@gmail.com or call secretary Pat Frame on 0417 721 997.

Cessnock Retired Mineworkers

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all meetings of the Cessnock branch of the Retired Mineworkers Association have been cancelled until further notice.

Kurri Retired Mineworkers

The Kurri Retired Mineworkers meet at the Kurri Senior Citizens Centre on the second Monday of the month at 10am. All retirees and pensioners are cordially invited to attend.

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.

Cessnock VIEW Club

Cessnock VIEW Club meets at Cessnock Leagues Club on the third Thursday of the month at 10.30am.

For more information, call Kay on 4991 3899.

Cessnock Prostate Cancer Support Group

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

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.

Coalfields Cancer Support Group

Coalfields Cancer Support Group is now taking bookings for an eight-day trip to Broome, which will raise funds for cancer research.

The trip will depart Sydney Airport on Monday, September 28, flying to Broome via Perth. A coach will pick up in Broome for eight days of adventure, with a very full program including even a sunset camel ride on Cable Beach.

The group's upcoming bingo day, which was to be held at Bellbird Park Bowling Club on April 6, has been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis.

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

The group meets at Cessnock Leagues Club on the first Monday of the month at 2pm. New members welcome.

For more information (including bookings for these trips), call Marie on 0432 253 717.

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.

Bridge Club

Cessnock Bridge Club has moved to Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar. The bridge club meets at 6pm Mondays 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).

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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