The next meeting of the Sassy Sapphires, the local chapter of the Red Hat Society will be held at 10am on Thursday, October 13 at Club Sapphire. All ladies aged 60 and up are welcome. There is no joining fee or fundraising. Just a sense of humour needed and willingness to dress in purple clothes and a red hat. Don’t be lonely give us a try. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next lunch meeting of Merimbula Day VIEW Club will be held at Merimbula RSL Club on Friday October, 14 at 11.30am for lunch at 12noon and at the request of the Club, lunch orders must be placed by 11.45 am.
VIIEW Clubs are an important part of The Smith Family which is a national charity helping young Australians in need to make the most of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. Visitors are always welcome to join us for friendship and interesting guest speakers, who this month will be Claire McMahon who’s subject will be farming in the Bega Valley. Please ring Danielle on 6495 0859 to book or cancel.
The monthly brunch at the airport is on Thursday, October 20 at 11.30 am and Denise, telephone 64953037, is the person to contact if you would like to attend.
On Monday, October 24, Eden VIEW Club will be celebrating its 25th birthday at Oaklands with a silver theme. Bookings can be made at our coming meeting.
Arrangements are well under way for our Christmas lunch on December 9 and members are asked to bring a small gift to the value of between $5 and $10, to exchange. Gifts can be brought to the October and November meetings. A prize will be given for the best decorated Christmas hat.
Each Friday, Colin Dunn from Pambula Rotary hits the airways on Sapphire FM 97.5 Community Radio with a myriad of guests with a view to keeping people up to date with the movers and shakers in our community.
This Friday at 9.15am he will interview Kristy McBain, our new Mayor. This is an opportunity for listeners to find out more about her plans and even what music she likes. Then at 10am Mr Dunn will have a chat with the chairperson of the Panboola Wetlands board, Mandi Stevenson and at 11am Wayne Matthews, Chairman of Pambula and District Community Development.
The Sapphire Coast Concert Band will host a weekend concert band workshop on October 15 and 16 at Pambula Public School.
The workshop will comprise full rehearsals under the direction of guest conductor, Roland Yeung from Melbourne, as well as focused sectional rehearsals led by experienced instrumental tutors.
The workshop is open to members of the Sapphire Coast Concert Band, as well as anyone who plays a concert band instrument at or above AMEB Grade 3 level (or equivalent).
Morning tea and lunch will be provided. The weekend workshop will culminate in a short concert on Sunday afternoon at 4pm.
The concert is free and open to the public. Roland Yeung is the principal conductor and music director of The Grainger Wind Symphony in Melbourne. He holds music degrees from the University of Melbourne and Columbia University.
For more information, please call 0401 618 540.
The Sapphire Coast Concert Band is proud to announce an exciting collaboration with the ACT Instrumental Music Program Junior Concert Band and local chamber choir, Spirit Allegro. The three groups will combine to present a concert titled, Music, Music, Music!
The first of its kind in recent memory, the concert will involve over 120 instrumentalists, 24 singers and five conductors. Each band will perform individually, as well as combined. The highlight of the program will be the combined bands, along with local choir, Spirit Allegro, joining forces to present two moving works, the first, a setting of Marta Keen’s lovely ballad, Homeward Bound, and the second, a stirring arrangement of Dry Your Tears, Afrika, by John Williams.
The concert coincides with the IMP Junior Concert Band’s tour of the far South Coast, where they will perform at local schools.
The concert is on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm at Club Sapphire. Tickets are $10 available on 6495 1306.
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