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Christian singles

Saturday, April 20 – 11:30 am girls’ lunch at private location.

■ Details 0418-672 570.

Ballroom dance

Leopold Hall, 805-809 Bellarine Hwy, Saturday April 20, 7:30pm – 11pm, $10 inc dinner, music Ben Costanzo.

■ 0400-500 402

Geelong breakfast lions

Morning club for those who want to help others, first Tuesday of every month at 8am, Eastern Hub (formerly Karingal) in East Geelong. Every month a dinner somewhere in Geelong, suitable for the members.

[email protected]

Ocean Grove Seniors

Ocean Grove Seniors play 500 every Thursday at 1:15 p.m. Cost $20 per year, including coffee. 102 The Terrace, Ocean Grove.

■Lyn 5256 2540

Writers Writers Group

South Barwon Community Centre, Monday 9.30am to 12pm. Welcoming new members who want to refine their skills.

[email protected], 5243 8388

Children’s Church

Group lessons for children from three to six years old; 7-10 years; and 10+ years at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 171a Latrobe Tce, Geelong, first Sunday of the month during the school term, 10.30am-11.30am.

■ Suzie 0402-963 855, Althea 0403-005 449

Geelong Dragon Boat Club

Paddle at Barwon River. Training Wednesday 5:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM. One month free trial.

■ revolutionise.com.au/geelongdragons

Zonta Club of Geelong

Meets monthly for dinner on the first Wednesday of the month between February and December at 6:30 PM, starting at 6:45 PM. RSVP essential.

■ zontageelong.org.au or [email protected]

Geelong Prostate Support Group

Meets the last Friday of the month (except December), 10am – 12pm, Belmont Park Pavilion, 162 Barrabool Rd, Belmont.

■ Invoice 0414 524 155, [email protected]

Choir

The St Paul’s Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7.45pm to 8.45pm and on Sundays at 9.30am for a 10.30am service. Choir scholarships available. Occasional choir for those who cannot commit to the main choir.

■Dr. Terry Norman 0411-875 033, [email protected]

Geelong ballroom dancing

Saturday from 7.30pm to 10.15pm, cnr Bayview Pde and Carey St, Hamlyn Heights. Admission: $10. BYO drinks and plate.

■ 5278 9740, geelongballroomdc.com.au

Corio Bay Lions Club meetings

Every first and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.

[email protected]

Alcoholics (and other addicts) For Christ 12 Steps Group

Meets Thursdays 7:30 PM at Belmont-Highton Baptist Church, 43 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont.

■ 0420-910 763

Belmont Seniors

Players wanted to play 500 every Monday at 12:30 PM. Belmont Senior Centre, 52 Thomson St, Belmont.

■ 52411776

Geelong Lions Club

Meet for breakfast on the first Tuesday of every month at The Eastern Hub, Geelong East.

[email protected]

Dancers club

Ballroom Dancing Wednesday 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Leopold Hall, Bellarine Hwy. Costs: €8, including light dinner.

■ Russ 5250 1937

Geelong Harmony Choir

Four-part harmony singing for ladies. All ages encouraged. Rehearsals Monday 6.45pm in Herne Hill.

[email protected], 0406-666 737

Geelong Welsh Women’s Choir

Small ladies’ choir that requires no knowledge of the Welsh language. Meet at St Luke’s, Highton on Wednesdays at 7pm to help each other sing in Welsh and English.

■ 0413-406 433, welshladieschoir.com.au

Chess clubs

Ocean Grove, Tuesdays at 1:30 pm at 101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove; Portarlington, Monday at 9.30am, Parks Hall, 87 Newcombe St, Portarlington; and St Leonards, Thursday at 9:30am, Unit 2 1375-1377 Murradoc Rd (on Blanche St), St Leonards.

■ Ralph 0431-458 100 (Ocean Grove), Rob 5259 2290 (Portarlington), Lyn 5292 2162 (St Leonards)

Carpet scales

Leopold Hall, 805-809 Bellarine Hwy, Wednesday and Friday every week, 1pm to 3:15pm. Admission $4, including afternoon tea.

■ 0400-500 402

OMNI

Older Men New Ideas men-friendly informal chat group, South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 10.30am.

■ Allan 0409665608

Lara community market

Run by Rotary Club of Lara District every second Sunday of the month at Lara RSL from 9am to 1pm.

Geelong Breakfast Lions Club

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 8am at The Eastern Hub, East Geelong.

[email protected]

Geelong Amateur Radio Club

Storrer Street Clubhouse, Geelong, Wednesday 1.30pm to 4pm and Friday 6.30pm.

■ Robert 0438 409 979, vk3atl.org

Geelong’s Soroptimist International

Service club for ladies and girls, every second Tuesday of the month from 6pm at Belmont RSL.

■ 0455-835 691,[email protected]

Geelong Sport and Game Fishing

Meets the first and third Monday of the month at Belmont Park Pavilion, 7:30 PM.

■ Johannes 0409-234 307

Combined Probus Club of Belmont Central

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10am at the Waurn Ponds Hotel. Visitors welcome.

■ Secretary 0417-555 547

Geelong fishing club

Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm, 9 Yuille St, Geelong West. Monthly fishing competitions.

■ Brian 0417-190 092, Ian 0470-114 787

Drysdale CWA

Every second Tuesday at 1pm and crafts every fourth Tuesday at 11.30am every month at Drysdale RSL Club.

■ Jenny 0452-258 333

Scottish country dance lessons

GOG Scottish Country Dancing Lessons 7:30pm Tuesdays at Leopold Hill Hall, $5. No partner needed.

■ Jane 0481-126 022, Barbara 0419-511 781

Bingo

Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm, great grocery prizes plus a $50 and $2.50 jackpot. Belmont Senior Center, 52 Thomson St, Belmont.

■ Frank 5241 1776

First steps in music

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome accompanied by their parents/guardians. Thursday at Northern Bay College, Tallis, and Friday at Northern Bay College, Peacock. Free if you live in zip code 3214, reservations required.

[email protected]

Play links

Music and art play group where babies, toddlers and preschoolers learn together with their parent/guardian. Wednesday St Thomas Aquinas Primary School, Norlane. Free if you live in zip code 3214, reservations required.

[email protected]

GROWTH Australia

Community organization providing practical steps and peer support to help restore and maintain mental health through free face-to-face and online groups. Monday 7pm, 195 Ormond Rd, East Geelong, Friday 12.45pm, Vines Rd Community Centre, Hamlyn Heights, Zoom group 7pm Tuesday.

■ grow.org.au, 1800 558 268

Grovedale Seniors

Indoor bowls Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM; light exercise Tuesday 9-9:45 am; cards (Euchre) Tuesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Bingo Thursday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Grovedale Community Hub, 45 Heyers Rd.

■ Julie 0419-549 521

Geelong Laughter Club

Saturday 9am, Eastern Beach for the swimming area. 30 minutes of free laughter yoga, standing or sitting.

■ 0418-521 265

Drysdale Day VIEW

Fourth Friday of every month at Portarlington Golf Club for lunch.

■ Margaretha 0431-636 090

Geelong Day VIEW

First Monday monthly from 11am in Eastern Hub, East Geelong.

[email protected]

Leopold SIGHT

Every second Tuesday of the month at Leopold Sportsmans’ Club at 10.30am.

■ leopold.viewclub@gmail com

Geelong evening VIEW

Third Monday of the month, 6pm at Waurn Ponds Hotel.

■ Von 0414-930 259,[email protected]

Lions Club International

Enjoy meeting great people and helping your community at the same time. Clubs across Geelong and district – see which one suits you best.

■ 0428-466 446

Grovedale Marshall Probus

Second Thursday of the month, 10am at The Grovedale Hub, 45 Heyers Rd, Grovedale.

■ Anne 0425-356 973

Ocean Grove Probus for men

First Monday of every month, 10am, except January, at Surf Life Saving Club.

■ Barry 0409-161 129

Stamps

Geelong Philatelic Society Inc meets on the first Saturday of the month at 7pm at Virginia Todd Community Hall, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West and at 1pm on the third Monday of the month at Belmont Library, 163 High St, Belmont .

■ Julie 0438-270 549

Barefoot bowls

Bareena Bowling Club, Newtown, Friday dusk from 6pm. $15 includes bowls and BBQ. Drinks at Crackerjack bar prices.

■ Johannes 0419-563 199

Grovedale East Ladies Probus

Fourth Monday of every month, 10am, Waurn Ponds Hotel.

■ Sally Nelson 0402-450 610, [email protected]

Belmont Central Combined Probus

Second Wednesday of every month, 10am, Waurn Ponds Hotel.

■ 0417-555 547

Waurn Ponds Combined Probus

Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10am. Maximum 100 members.

■ probussouthpacific.org/microsites/waurn

Geelong Scout Heritage Centre

Meets the third Sunday of the month, 56 Russell St, Newtown, 10am – 3pm.

■ 0419-591 432,[email protected]

Dancers Club Geelong

Weekly ballroom dance, Leopold Hall 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Entrance €8, including dinner.

Old time, new Vogue and Latin. CDs from Puff and Damian.

■ Russ 5250 1937

Life Activities Club (Geelong Inc)

Arvo Tea Dance every Thursday, Belmont Pavilion, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, admission $5.

■ Val 5251 3529

Belmont combined Probus

First Monday of the month, 9.30am, Geelong RSL Function Room, 50 Barwon Heads Rd. New members and visitors welcome

■ Pam 0408 520 931, leave a message on 03 5243 4042

Barwon Valley Belmont Probus

First Thursday of the month, 10am, Waurn Ponds Hotel.

■ membership officer 0407-333 263, [email protected]

Sport

Badminton: Corio Leisuretime Centre, Monday 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Beginners welcome.

Netball: YMCA Riversdale Rd, Monday and Wednesday mornings, Thursday evenings. Walking korfball was also played. Referee training possible.

■ Maureen 0429-397 015

Doctor National Geelong

Welcomes guests and members to the monthly lecture series. Details of lecture topics, lecturers and locations on artsnational.au

Hamlyn Heights Probus

Second Thursday of the month, 10am, Geelong Cement Bowls Club, 200 McCurdy Rd, Herne Hill.

■ Noël 0425-706 339

Geelong Central Probus

Third Friday of the month, 9.45am, Geelong RSL.

[email protected]

Newcomb Probus

Third Wednesday of every month, 10am, East Geelong Uniting Church, cnr Boundary and Ormond Rds.

■ Gary 0407-320 735

Polish language for children

Biweekly Polish language lessons for children aged 7 to 11 in one of Geelong’s libraries.

■ Dorota 5224 1105

Music for preschoolers

Mainly Music is a music and movement program for babies to toddlers at St Albans-St Andrews Uniting Church, 276 Wilsons Rd, Whittington, Tuesdays at 10am during school terms.

■ Rhonda 0437-241 345

Rostrum met

Geelong Rostrum Public Speaking Club Inc meets every Monday.

■ Andrew 0408-369 446, January 0407-296 958

Adfas Geelong

Art lectures every month, mornings and evenings, Newcomb Hall, Wilsons Rd.

■ adfas.org.au, [email protected]

Cards

Wanted: sharp partners to play the Bolivia game on Thursday evening. For location email Ingrid.

[email protected]

Scrabble club

Christ Church Hall, cnr Moorabool & McKillop Sts, Saturday 1pm. Beginners to experts welcome.

■ Pauline 0429-829 773, John 0434-142 282

Games

Scrabble, chess, board games or cards. Thursday 2pm – 4.30pm, All Saints’ Parish Hall, Newtown. Afternoon tea provided.

■ Dinah 0418-547 753

Book club

The Leopold CAE Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM.

■Shirley 0488-055 969

Sing the Australian Geelong Choir

Wednesday 7:30pm – 9:30pm at the Senior Citizens Centre, 52 Thomson St, Belmont. No auditions necessary.

■ Maria 0419-278 456

Mindfulness and meditation

Wednesday 11am at U3A Geelong, Thursday 10am U3A Torquay.

■ Jean 5264 7484