What’s on: Bunbury community diary

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Eco Fair

Leschenault Community Nursery is hosting an Eco Fair on Saturday, September 19 from 9am to 3pm. Head along to the free event for the family, with a line-up of workshops and activities including a possum drey workshop, watch your waste and creating a bee friendly garden workshop, along with a range of kids activities. If you are interested in holding a market stall, contact manager@leschenaultcommunitynursery.com.au.

Bunbury Men of Song

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A new and exciting musical opportunity awaits at one of the Bunbury Men of Song’s “join our choir” Monday rehearsal nights at St Augustine's Uniting Church, Mangles Street at 7pm. Get those vocal chords working with one of Australia’s premier male voice choirs and get ready to sing at the post COVID-19 concerts planned for the coming months. Learn as you go with one of the best musical directors in the State. For more information, call or text Peter on 0418 980 941.

Probus open day

Come and enjoy the Bunbury Ladies Probus friendship/open day this Friday from 9.45am at St Augustine’s Church, Mangles Street, Bunbury. Join other women in fellowship, friendship, fun and morning tea. RSVP to Christine on 0448 205 956.

Dragon boating

Forza Dragon Boat Club is running “have a go” days at 10.30am on September 20 and October 4 from their Cobblestone Drive headquarters in Bunbury. Men and women aged 16 to 60 are welcome. Dragon Boating WA is also hosting the Australian Nationals and Masters Games in Perth in 2021. For more information, contact John on 0429 888 565.

Intro to Sophrology

Sophrology is a fusion of Western and Eastern practices which assist in overall wellbeing and/or specific issues such as stress, sleep, anxiety. Learn about Sophrology and experience some of the Level 1 practices on Saturday from 9am to 10am at Milligan Community Centre. Donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Barb on 0427 071162.

Orchid show

The Bunbury Orchid Society has a strong member base and, with COVID-19 restrictions easing, has resumed club meetings at the Australind Hall on the first Sunday of every month. New members are welcome regardless of their level of orchid experience. The society’s annual Spring Orchid and Garden Show is one of the South West’s major orchid events and is also back on the calendar, to be held on Saturday and Sunday.

Pickleball for beginners

Pickleball sessions take place every Saturday at 9.30am and every Wednesday at 1pm at the Bunbury Badminton Centre, with your first two visits for free. For more information, contact Jan Morgan on 0409 080 657.

Op shop is open

Bonnie’s Op Shop in Bunbury is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. The shop continues to serve the community with good quality second hand clothing, furniture, household goods and assistance to local welfare agencies. If you would like to join the team of volunteers call into the shop, at 61 Albert Road or contact 0466 858 344. No matter what your capacity, your help will be appreciated. Look for the red flag.

Grow South West

Are you looking for support for your mental health or with life's challenges? Grow is a community-based national organisation with more than 60 years of experience in developing a unique program for improving and maintaining mental health. Our program is based on lived experience meaning Grow Groups are a meeting of peers, made up of people who are striving to develop and maintain good mental health. Grow meetings are free-of-charge, anonymous and everyone over 18 is welcome. A diagnosis or medical referral is not required for you to attend. Bunbury groups meet Mondays 5.30pm to 7.30pm via Zoom, Wednesdays 6.00pm to 8.00pm at CWA Hall, Wellington Street and Thursdays 10am to 12noon (August 20, September 3, 17, October 1, 15, 19) at Bunbury Library with alternate weeks (August 27, September 24, October 22) via Zoom. For more information, contact Emma Blackwell via emma.blackwell@grow.org.au or Lozz Williams via lwilliamssouthwest@hotmail.com.

Op shop open

St Elizabeth Op Shop in Little Street, Carey Park, is back in action and open Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 1pm. It provides low-cost clothing and household goods, with something to offer all.

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