Chit Chat: Eden community notices, September 7

Cash Mobbers gather outide Nolan Auto Parts and Industrial Supplies on Saturday, September 2, before their latest shopping spree.
Cash Mobbers gather outide Nolan Auto Parts and Industrial Supplies on Saturday, September 2, before their latest shopping spree.

Cash mob hits Nolan’s

Saturday, September 2, saw Cash Mob visit Nolan Auto Parts and Industrial Supplies. Dianne and Vince were very helpful with there product knowledge, and even offered to install wiper blades! I think we discovered it's not a shop just for the blokes although those that came along did get into the shopping spirit! We enjoyed catching up for coffee and breakfast at S2 cafe, thanks to Michelle, Sing and the team for your hospitality and great food. The Nolans shopping vouchers were won by Maree and Leona. Thanks to Our Eden Chamber of Commerce and Roses Property Management, Tony won the Art on Imlay voucher, while first time Mobber Rylee won the Sweet Shoes and handbags voucher. It was great to see some new faces along with our regulars. Our next mob will be Saturday, October 14.

RUOK? Day event for mums

The Far South Coast Maternity Advisory Group in conjunction with Bega Valley Maternal Services is hosting an event for RUOK? Day on Thursday, September 14, from 10am, at the Frank Maher Pavilion, Pambula Sportsground. Dr Jacqui Brown will be speaking, as well as specialist midwives, about perinatal depression, emotional changes, behaviour and social changes and how to access support if necessary. 

It will also be an opportunity for local mothers and carers to connect with others in a social and child-friendly environment, so that, in the spirit of RUOK? Day, we can assist to start a conversation that may save a life. A mobile coffee van will be attending, and a light morning tea will be available. Contact 0401 249 566 for more information.

Fruit fly fighters

The weekly bait card system is underway. All financial members are encouraged to collect their cards every Tuesday at The Eden Community Access Centre just as they did last season. New adherents to the cause this season are asked to pay $12 which allows them access to bait cards weekly from now until April, 2018. Any queries contact Ann or Mick on 64962110.

Tax help on offer

Once again the Eden Community Access Centre is offering the Volunteer Tax Help Program. If your tax affairs are simple and you earned around $60,000 or less you may be eligible for free help with your tax return. Contact us on 6496 3970 to make an appointment. 

Munchies lunch date

Munchies lunch will be held at Golden Ocean Chinese Restaurant, Imlay St, Eden, at noon on September 28. Contact Desma, 6496 3015, by Wednesday, September 27.

Red Cross needs you

Become a Red Cross volunteer and support your community.  At the time of a disaster, and long after, Red Cross is there supporting the community.  Our volunteers may be called upon to meet people at an evacuation centre, assist in a recovery centre or visit people after an emergency providing them with information and linking them with services.  They can also talk to community members about how to be better prepared for disasters.

Come to our volunteer training on Saturday, September 9, from 9.30am until 4.30pm at the Bega Valley Learning Centre at 14 Cabarita Place, Merimbula. To register for the course please contact nswemergency@redcross.org.au or call 02 9290 8912. 

From Little Things Parklands

On Saturday, September 16, from dawn to dark, Atlas of Life and From Little Things Parklands will be joining forces to co-ordinate a family focused BioBlitz of the Merimbula Creek area.  Teams will set off from base camp at the Merimbula Scout Hall, to survey the flora and wildlife of the area. There will be guided surveys ranging from flora walks to reptile hunts and many other specialist activities. Everyone is welcome to come and join in on this fun and educational day.

Free legal advice

South East NSW Women’s Legal Service provides  assistance through the Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre; a community managed free legal service. The program is available to women in the Bega Valley and Cooma Monaro shires and offers advice in most non-commercial areas of law. 

Skype appointments are available on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Over the phone services are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. You can contact Gabrielle Powell at WRC on Tuesdays only on 6492 1367 to make a time for the Skype or face-to-face appointments or phone 1800 229 529 at other times.

Raffle winners

The Sapphire Youth Music Festival, Vibes in the Valley, will be held on September 16 at George Brown Oval Eden. A raffle was help to raise funds towards the cost of putting on the free festival for all high school-aged youth in the Bega Valley.

The winners are: Tathra Beachside $500 voucher, C Boyton; Rameses Single mink blanket, Peter McCormick; Golden Ocean Restaurant $50 voucher, Robert Michelin; Tribal Suzani $50 voucher, M Gorgolwski; Mark Anthony’s Surf Shop $50 voucher, Ron Finneran; Killer Whale Museum $50 voucher, Andy Thorp; Desire Lux candle donated by Georgie’s Fine Jewellery, Jamie Meech; Sprout Eden $20 voucher, Erna Gaynor; IGA $20 voucher Gai Byrne; Simply Irresistible Eden $40 voucher, Jo Mayer; Korjo money belt donated by Twofold Travel Agency, Sue Jellis; Blues King harmonica donated by Eden Music Centre, Eileen Michelin; Eden Fish and Chips $10 vouchers, Eve O’Brien and Lily.