Community events and groups

See the information below for the latest community events, groups, programs, and consultations taking place across South Eastern NSW:

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THRIVE TOGETHER FAIR

As part of Homelessness Week 2021, Shoalhaven City Council and Grand Pacific Health with the support of local homelessness services are hosting the Thrive Together Fair for those people in the community who are “doing it tough”. 

The COVID Safe event connects people who are doing it tough with the services and support they need, whether it be a hot meal, a haircut or access to an agency that can help.

The event is happening on 4 August at the Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre. Click here for more information and to check out the COVID Safe plan.

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RURAL NATTERS - FARMING CONVERSATIONS

Farmers throughout Eurobodalla are invited to come along to Rural Natters, a series of farming conversations sharing local knowledge, capturing experiences of resilience and celebrating the rich farming culture on the south coast.

The free event, supported by COORDINARE, is happening at the Monarch Hotel in Moruya, from 5.30-6.30pm Friday 6 August | 3 September | 1 October | 5 November. For more information, contact Emily Dannock by phoning 4474 1081 or via email at emily.dannock@esc.nsw.gov.au.

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CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

COORDINARE is offering small group education programs for people suffering from low to moderate chronic pain (for more than 3 months). Upcoming dates:

  • Online: Education Session 14 Sep /  Six Week Group 12 Oct - 18 Nov / First Follow-up 14 Dec / Second Follow-up 8 Febhamish@eurobodallaep.com

For more info contact aanido@coordinare.org.au

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SHOALHAVEN NAIDOC FAMILY FUN DAY

The Shoalhaven NAIDOC Family Fun Day is a great chance to come together and celebrate culture and community. The event includes children's activities, free food and great entertainment from local community members!

This year the Shoalhaven NAIDOC Family Fun Day will look a little different with COVID safe restrictions in place including ticketed entry. You can find out more and book your ticket here!

Please note, due to recent restrictions, the event has been postponed and rescheduled for later in the year.

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KATUNGUL NAIDOC HEALING WEEK

The event is an opportunity for everyone to come together for a yarn, share our experiences, support our people and move to a place of healing and recovery. There will be stalls from other service providers, arts & crafts, face painting, dance-off, giveaways, food and entertainment for the whole mob! Find out more here! 

The event will be held across multiple locations throughout the week including Bega, Narooma and Batemans Bay.

Please note, due to recent restrictions, the event has been postponed and rescheduled for later in the year.

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GIIYONG FESTIVAL

The Giiyong Festival is South East NSW first multi-art form festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture through dance, art, music, film, food, spoken word, workshops and cultural demonstrations.

Partners Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council and South East Arts are pleased to be presenting Giiyong Festival again at Jigamy, just north of Eden NSW on October 9 2021 with more information to come!

For more info click here!

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ISLHD WELLNESS WALKS

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is running free Wellness Walks starting from the Shoalhaven Recovery Hub in Ulladulla.

All fitness levels are welcome! Mindfulness exercises will be included in the walk. Come along for as long as you like and leave feeling refreshed and energised. 

The walks will be held fortnightly on a Thursday. If you would like to find out more or to book your place call Kim on 4455 9923 or otherwise just turn up a few minutes before the 10am start.

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HEARING VOICES FACILITATOR TRAINING

The Melissa Roberts Foundation is looking to support the Wollongong Self Help Group for Voice Hearers and is looking for people who would be interested in being trained as a group facilitator.

The training is free, funded by COORDINARE’s Community Grants. The MRF will be running multiple training sessions throughout South Eastern NSW.

Find out more and register by contacting Bruce Roberts at 0425 334 244 or by emailing info@melissarobertsfoundation.org.au

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RENEW EQUINE ACADEMY MORUYA

Renew Equine Academy based near Moruya is running evidence-based interactive 4-week programs to help youth create lasting change and resilience to face life’s challenges. Young people learn from horses in a way that involves them mentally, physically and emotionally.

Participants will strengthen leadership and communication skills, build self-awareness and self-confidence, build empathy, trust and compassion and embrace change.

For more info and to book click here!

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ISLHD QUIT SMOKING CLINICS

The ISLHD Quit Smoking Clinics offer FREE individualised support and advice for people looking to quit smoking.

Whether you’re thinking about quitting, ready to quit or would like more info, the Quit Smoking Clinic can provide you with support.

Clinic locations: Unanderra Community Centre from 9:30am - 12pm every Thursday / CHAIN Gwynneville from 9:30am - 12pm every Tuesday.

To make a booking call or text Janet on 0459 898 302.

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PEER CO - CREATING A BEAUTIFUL LIFE GROUP

Supported by COORDINARE's strengthening local communities grants, PeerCo is running a creative recovery group in the Illawarra for women who want to increase their sense of wellbeing.

In this 8-week program peer workers share creative activities that help to shift our perspective, so we can get out of old ruts and experience life in new ways.

Women of all ages are welcome! For more info click here or call Bridget on 0432 207 640.

Join 'Friends of COORDINARE' and choose to be part of future workshops, attend training and discussions or just receive information from time to time. It’s obligation-free, it's easy ... and it will help make a difference! Click here to register.