Carers Support Group EOI.

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Dear friends, BANC is looking to start up a carers support group here in our meeting room on Wednesdays. We are looking for expressions of interest from potential participants, and also for a core group of people who would like to run it. It can either be a formal or informal get together, and we have resources for both types. …

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Dear friends, A volunteer opportunity has opened up at our digital literacy service, Cyber_Shed. The Cyber_Shed introduces over-50s novices to the internet one-to-one, with a focus on social media. Cyber_Shed educates & equips people to stay connected with far-flung family, participate in the broader community & stay safe online. Cyber_Shed relies on volunteers to help with the tutoring of students, …

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*Update. A wonderful woman called Bettina has volunteered her services. What a lovely community we live in. f Dear friends, The Blackheath District Horticultural Society turns 100 in 2020 and one of their members is writing out the history of the society by hand. Is there any lovely soul out there who would be interested in volunteering their typing skills …

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Tickets are selling fast for this wonderful fundraiser for upgrades to the Blackheath Community Hall. Book now and come along to support your local community asset! Tickets are selling fast for this wonderful fundraiser for upgrades to the Blackheath Community Hall. Book now and come along to support your local community asset!

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Dear friends, A lovely lady rang us here at BANC to ask if we could put out a request for any expressions of interest in a Blackheath sewing circle with a focus on connection and networking. It would be held here at the centre and everyone would be welcome, knitters, quilters, sewing types etc. It would be by gold coin donation, …

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Dear friends, BANC will be closed from Monday the 24th of December and reopens on Wednesday the 2nd of January. We wish you a safe and happy Christmas and want to take this opportunity to remind you that you don’t have to be alone on Christmas day. Head up to the Kinship at Christmas lunch held here at the community …

Stop-Motion Animation Workshops

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The children of Mount Victoria had a wonderful time creating stop-motion animation movies recently. Under the tutelage of the fabulously talented animator, Norman Yeend, the children made movies about snowmen and train crashes, with a bit of good old fashioned toilet humour thrown in. If you’d like your child to attend our next workshop on January 12th, 10am til 12 …

Share The Dignity

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Dear friends, We here at BANC are a collection point for ‘Share the Dignity’ bags of sanitary items and personal care products for women. If you know of a woman in need of these items, please let them know. For more information on this charity, go to https://www.sharethedignity.com.au/christmas-charity/

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Blue Mountains City Council have just updated their popular Directory, the 2019 Guide to Services and Activities for Families. The 2019 edition includes changes to accessing services to support families with disabilities. Get your copy here:https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/guide-for-families

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Hi all, we are currently experiencing difficulties with our phones, so please call 0413130320 instead of our landline, until we can sort this out. Thank you.

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Blue Shorts Film Festival 2019 Blue Shorts is a short film festival held in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Just for local residents, Blue Shorts celebrates Blue Mountains stories and storytellers and is a celebration of local creativity and community. Filmmakers of all levels are encouraged to submit short films – from young and emerging filmmakers to the many pros we …