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Volume 10

OFFICE HOURS Monday - Thursday 9 am to 2.30 pm Friday 9 am until 12 noon

2009 WEEKLY PROGRAM Mental Health Recovery Discovery Group 10 am -12 pm Mondays Senior Activity Group 10 am-2 pm Tuesdays Craft activities, games & monthly day trips Combined Pensioners 9 am-3 pm Wednesdays Bingo, carpet bowls, Day trips & holidays Youth Programme Tuesday & Fridays 3 pm-6 pm Youth Drama Saturday 9 am-10.30 am

PLEASE Visit out our new web site & forum www.ufara.org.au

Unanderra Community Centre

Winter June— 2009

Unanderra Figtree Area Residents Association Our Mission Unanderra Community Centre will be the hub for providing a range of social, educational, recreational & support services for our community. Our Vision Unanderra Community Centre will support its community in becoming a safe, happy trusting, caring, self determining empowered community. Unanderra Co mmunity Centre Youth & Co mmunity Projects are funded by NSW Department of Community Services. Phone or Fax 42 712 213 Website: www.ufara.org.au Email: ufara@yahoo.com.au

We conduct COMPUTER COURSES in our computer room at regular intervals throughout the year. Generally regular course is for two hours per week, in six (6) week blocks. Price is only $75 a course. ($5 pensioner discount.).

NEW COURSES STARTING SOON ONLINE SCRAPBOOKING (3 weeks @ 2hrs) COMPUTER SECURITY (for 6 weeks @ 2hrs)

Regular Courses include: Basic Windows, Intro to Ms Word, Advanced Ms Word, Intro to Internet, Intro to HTML Classes for 2009 starting in July & ongoing every 7 weeks. To register please call 4271 2213

HALLS FOR HIRE at Unanderra Community Centre Available for ‘Regular and Casual’ bookings including functions and activities such as Local Groups, Workshops, Training Seminars, Meetings, Birthdays, Parties, Reunions, Dances, Community Events, Special Interest & support groups. Small Hall seats 70 or Large Hall seats 100. Tables and chairs provided. Reasonable rates.For more information phone: 42 712 213 or make an appointment to view the halls.

FREE NEW COURSES SEE INSIDE FOR FURTHER DETAILS or VISIT OUR WEBSITE at www.ufara.org.au Discover the Unanderra Community Centre through our online presentation.


REGULAR GROUPS ♦ AA

Welcome to FAMILY SERVICES ILLAWARRA recently moved to Unanderra ph 42555333 for further information & referral.

♦ AMORC ♦ Eating Disorder group -

Butterfly Foundation ♦ Combined Pensioners ♦ Drama Class ♦ Gospel Mission Church

The recent Community Bushdance held in March was a real success and everyone enjoyed a toe tapping ,foot dancing, heart thumping FUN TIME with WONGAWILLY Bushband. KEEP WATCHING because we plan to have another in Spring so if your interested in being involved in THE ORGANISING GROUP please contact The Centre.

♦ Illawarra Computer

WHAT’S NEW ???

Enthusiasts ♦ Illawarra Family Daycare

NEW ACTIVITIES include SCAPBOOKING ONLINE-Computer.

♦ Illawarra Machine Knitters

ART & CRAFT NEXT TERM

♦ Mental Health Recovery

Discovery Group ♦ Music with Mummy ♦ Rhee Tae Kwon-Do ♦ Senior Activity Group ♦ Weight Watchers ♦ Wollongong Amateur

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Cooking with a group of people and learn new recipes or Maintaining the newly established COMMUNITY GARDEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THESE contact The Centre on 42 712 213 For further information

Visit the Centre and pick up a copy of

Astronomy Club ♦ Yoga (Iyengar)

LOW COST & FREE MEALS DIRECTORY

UNANDERRA RAILWAY STATION ACCESS is an ongoing issue which has been lobbied for over many years with no definite results so far. I would like to inform you all (the residents of Unanderra & surrounding suburbs) that on your behalf, a small group of local interested residents presented this major concern to the transport Minister David Campbell and Railcorp at the Premiers Cabinet meeting in Wollongong earlier this year and still there is no further outcome.!!! WHATS NEW ! !

MUSIC WITH MUMMY Does your child like music and dancing and is aged under 6 years ? Why not join this exciting music class? Music with Mummy aims to: *Develop a sense of rhythm through movement, songs & the use of simple instruments * Show that music is a pleasurable, social activity * Encourages listening skills When: Wednesday mornings 10.30 am-11.30 noon @ $6.00 per class Unanderra Community Centre Cnr Factory Rd & Princes Hwy Unanderra

Ph Rebekkah 0402902564

MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY DISCOVERY GROUP Are you experiencing difficulties with your mental h ealth eg lon eliness, depression, anxiety, or isolation in your recovery? Do you care for someone with mental heath issues? We meet weekly to support each other in a friendly social environment. We create A SENSE OF BELONGING/SHARING/ LEARNING from EACH OTHERS EXPERIENCES by LISTENING to EACH OTHER. Guest Speakers & creative expression.

Activities include

Mon days fr om 10 am—12md Unanderra Community Centre. Contact Sandra 42 712 213. YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US

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UCC YOUTH PROJECT

DRAMA CLASSES are held

at the Unanderra Community Centre for young people every Saturday during school terms. Classes are $6.00 per week, pay as you go. Taught by a qualified teacher with a focus on acting, miming & improvisation skills. Come along and make some friends while having fun and learning how to act!

The project runs the following FUN & FREE activities for 12-18 year olds ♦

weeks, commencing May 12th ♦

Phone Keeley 0423 983959

Chic Chicks-girls only, Friday evenings from 7-9 pm, come along & hang out & do all things girly

Drop in every Tuesday & Friday afternoon from 3-6 pm, computers, play station, pool table

Classes: ages 8 to 18 yrs Saturdays 910 am

Hip Hop Dance Classes Tuesday 4-5 pm, for 10

For further information Tanya 42725582 The project is run for the youth of Unanderra and the surrounding community.

A Fond Farewell s to Stefanie Hasleton the Local Facilitator from the Family Centre at Farmborough Rd Public School. This position will be filled & our joint community projects continue, but Stefanie’s enthusiasm, commitment, and support within the local the community will be missed. We wish her well with all her future plans.

IYENGAR YOGA

For Bodywork that soothes the mind & invigorates the whole being. Cost $14/12 including equipment. Wednesday 6 - 7.30 pm Thursday 10 -11.30 am Johnny Batchelor ph 0415 344 722 FOOD HAMPER MINISTRY at CHURCH OF CHRIST O e Bri ens Road, Fi gtr ee. Wednesdays 9.30-11.30am. ph 42265022

Manna House Coffee Shop At the Figtree Anglican Church You’re invited to join us for a meal “and a talk”. From 5.15 pm to 7 pm every Thursday.Free Buses are available to and from the Church. Pick up at Unanderra Rail Station at 5 pm and 5.20 pm every Thursday.

COOKING, CONVERSATION & COMMUNITY Are you interested in coming to a regular get together where you can, chat while you cook a meal with others, meet new people and share your recipes and experience. If you are interested then come to the Planning Group Session Friday 12th June 11am–12.30 pm Morning Tea provided Unanderra Community Centre Cnr Princess H’way & Factory Rd Phone 42712213

NEW GROUP Eating Disorder Support Group Butterfly Foundation Meets at the Centre the last Thursday of the Month at 6.30-8 pm For further information Contact Jennifer 0412382405


CONTACT US UNANDERRA COMMUNITY CENTRE CNR PRINCES HWY & FACTORY RD

UNANDERRA NSW 2526 PO Box 294 Unanderra

BACK PAGE NEWS INVITING YOU TO JOIN THE UNANDERRA FIGTREE AREA RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION INC.

Annual subscription of $5 .Your membership/participation supports Unanderra Community Centre in providing a voice for local issues and concerns of the general community. Please drop in or phone 42712213 for an application.

PHONE/FAX: 42 712 213 www.ufara.org.au Email: ufara@yahoo.com.au

FIRST CHOICE OFFICE SUPPLIES Stationery for Business & Home Office Bulk Supplies School Supplies FREE Bulk Business & Home Delivery OPEN 7 DAYS 19/21 Farmborough Rd Ph: 42727 903 Fax: 42725 863 firstchoice@exemail.com.au UNANDERRA NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM HAVE YOUR SAY Learn more about the major projects & services Wollongong City Council has planned for the next three years. Speak with a Council Officer to discuss these plans. Monthly Meetings are held on 2ND Thursday of each month at the Unanderra Community Centre at 7 pm Contact Council’s Community Engagement Team on 42277096

COMMUNITY ACTION Here is your opportunity ‘have your say’ in what action we could consider for improvements to the local area that would benefit the whole community. If you’re interested in starting a Residents Action Group in Unanderra to discuss local issues and concerns such as public safety and public transport please call 42712213 or drop in most days 9-.2.30 pm.

BECOME PART OF THE COMMUNITY BY VOLUNTEERING YOUR SPARE TIME AT THE

UNANDERRA COMMUNITY CENTRE

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS URGENTLY NEEDED ♦ Admin/receptionist each Tuesdays & Wednesdays ♦ Gardener/handyperson ♦ Set up tables for Seniors eachTuesday 9am ♦ Deliver Newsletters-Letter Box drop.

**SPONSORS WELCOME** Please support your local

Community Centre- provides hall hire facilities and is a great community space which offers a diversity of activities and programmes to the local and broader community. Unanderra Community Centre is a non-profit organisation. If you would like to know more phone Sandra 42 712 213.

ADVERTISING OFFER!! This space is available for your business to advertise in this quarterly newsletter for an annual fee of $100. For further information please ph 42712213. The Rotary Club of Wollongong South Meets Wednesdays—6.30 pm at Murphy’s Bar & Grill, Princes Hwy Unanderra. President: Paul Denaro Contact: 44 217 235, 0434 376 856 or paulden1@hotmail.com


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