Community notices

Paul Dion at Kameruka.
Paul Dion at Kameruka.

U3A Gourmands

U3A gourmet traveller members at their first event in Sydney. From left, Margaret Evans, Lyn Govey, Lindy Fisher, Bernie Watts, Chris Watts, and Nancy Richards.

U3A gourmet traveller members at their first event in Sydney. From left, Margaret Evans, Lyn Govey, Lindy Fisher, Bernie Watts, Chris Watts, and Nancy Richards.

Margaret Evans has started a U3A Gourmet Traveller Group (University of the Third Age Sapphire Coast) and group members attended the their first activity last week.

They celebrated their first trip away with a champagne dinner at Darling Harbour prior to an audience participation visit next morning to the Chanel 10 Breakfast Show studios before attending the Lyric Theatre for ‘Beautiful, The Carole King Musical.’

Kameruka service

The Sapphire Coast Anglican Parish will hold its annual service and parish picnic at Holy Trinity Church on the Kameruka estate on Sunday, October 15 at 10am. Last week Paul Dion who will be playing for the congregation, checked out the organ at the church which was built on the Kameruka Estate in 1869.

This year Bishop Matt Brain and his wife Rachel will be attending. A physiotherapist by background Dr Brain trained for the ministry in Perth and was ordained in 2003. He served as a Priest in the Diocese of North West Australia and as the Diocesan youth minister in the parish of Kalbarri. Dr Brain was consecrated by the Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies in 2015.

Following the service is an opportunity to visit the Kameruka homestead gardens and enjoy a BYO lunch at the Lords View cricket ground. 

Birdwatchers 

The October Meeting of the Far South Coast Bird Watchers will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday, October 12 at the Uniting Church, Henwood Street, Merimbula.

Guest speaker for the evening will be Peter Marsack, one of the three artists for the recently released CSIRO Australian Bird Guide. He will talk about the process of painting the artwork and the thinking behind the choice of images to complement the text. This turned out to be a much longer process than anyone expected. In the end a planned five-year project took nearly 10 years, mainly due to the time the three artists needed to paint the total of over 4000 images.

Bring any feathers you have found along to the meeting for Peter to identify. Our evening will conclude with a light supper and the opportunity for a chat.

Visitors are most welcome, as well as potential new members, to attend our meetings and regular bird walks. Details appear on the FSCB website wwwfscb.org.au also on Facebook.