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Ride and Reconnect Youth Mountain Bike Program - Starts Saturday 9th November

The R&R Program is a mountain biking based healthy eating/physical activity program.  The program is for 10-14 year olds and will be held over 6 weeks at Derby.  Places are limited - bookings essential.  

For more information or to book - contact Dorset Council on - 6352 6500

Ringarooma School & District Show 2019

 The Ringarooma Show will be held on Saturday 9th November 2019.  We are excited to announce that not only is entry FREE for children under 16yrs, but all our rides and entertainment for children are absolutely FREE! (Excludes sideshow alley exhibitors.)

This year there will be live entertainment, food/drinks, Disney/Pixar characters to meet and greet and activities for the whole family.  Major attractions include Island Kelpies working dog displays, Ringa 10 Fun Run (10km & 4km), Equestrian Events, Wood Chopping, Historical Car Show and Live Music from Halfway to Forth.  With lots to keep the kids busy including Face Painting, Jumping Castle, Giant Slide, Log Slammer, Showbags and Fairy Floss, the Ringarooma Show is a great affordable family day out. There will be Agricultural Displays, Local Stall Holders, Craft & Needlework, Cookery, Animals on display and our famous Monster Auction at Noon – Come and grab yourself a bargain! Don’t forget to enter the Miss Show Girl & Master Show Boy competitions now open up to 8yr olds. 

Tickets available at the gate. $10 Adults  $8 Concession & U/16 FREE. 

For a copy of the Schedule, email ringaroomashow@gmail.com and visit our Facebook page @Ringarooma School & District Show for more details.  For all other enquiries contact the Secretary, Sheri Mahoney on 0427 180 366.

Monthly Garage Sale & Market - Derby Town Hall

Occurs every third Sunday - 9 am to 1 pm.  No fees and all are welcome.  The Hall is open to Stallholders at 8 am and no bookings are required.  Sausage Sizzle and refreshments served by the North East Tasmania Lapidary Club.  For more information contact Sandra Snow 0417 533 030.

North East Tasmania Lapidary Club

Rock up and have a look! 43 Main Street, Derby every Wednesday and Saturday between 10 am - 4 pm.  For more information contact Sandra 0417 533 030 or Vincent 0403 042 499.

Tasmanian Online Service Finder

Have you ever needed information about what programs and services are in your area? An online database is now available called findhelptas.com.au and it lists services in a variety of categories such as addiction support, crisis and emergency support, resources for children, young people and older Tasmanians, relationship support, health and housing services. It’s designed for everyone to access, and is funded by a collective, initially lead by Anglicare, which includes Baptcare, CatholicCare, Colony47, Hobart City Mission, Mission Australia, Red Cross, Relationships Australia Tasmania, The Salvation Army, TasCOSS and UnitingCare Tasmania. Findhelptas is now managed by TasCOSS. If you have a program or service you’d like included on the directory, you can submit the details on the online form available on the site. If you need to update your data or if you have any queries, feel free to contact Leah Cleary, Project Support Officer, on 6231 0755 or admin@findhelptas.com.au.

Bridport U3A

Have you ever wanted to learn new skills with like-minded people in a fun and interactive way? Well the new Bridport University of the 3rd Age (U3A) may be just what you’re looking for… it is a non-for-profit self-directed learning cooperative run solely by volunteers for the benefit of the community. For an annual fee of $45 (to cover insurance) you can get access to all courses offered by Bridport U3A. Aimed at over 50s or those who are retired or semi-retired, course options are limited only by your imagination. You may also have a desire to share your skills in a particular area and offer to teach at the U3A. Registrations are currently being taken in person at the Bridport Pavilion, or by emailing bridportu3a@gmail.com.

Yoga in Branxholm

Yoga classes are now being offered in Branxholm: 5:30 pm Mondays & Fridays; and 9:45 am Wednesdays. $15 drop in fee, or purchase a monthly class pass for $40. Private sessions are also available for $50 per hour, or create your own class with work colleagues and friends - private groups of 3 or 4 + students can be created for $60 per session. These classes can also be held at your own venue by arrangement. Contact Louise Raffaele (15 years teaching experience) on 0435 249 244 for more information.

Business Key Holder Registration

Scottsdale Police are establishing a Business Key Holder Register in the north-east. It is designed as a first point of contact for police outside of normal business hours, should they need to urgently contact the business owner or manager. If you'd like to make sure they have your details, you can download a copy of the form from the Tasmania Police website at http://www.police.tas.gov.au/services-online/business-keyholder-registration/

Dorset Community Men's Shed

We can be found at 2 Christopher Street, Scottsdale (on the town side of the recreation ground). We create items to sell to the public from our gallery. We repair and build what is required by customers. You can be guided by our members if you wish to build something for yourself. Maybe you have a project you wish to do, but just need some help to complete it? Maybe just come and have a coffee and a chat, you decide what you would like to do! Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm (although this can change over the winter months). Contact Merv on 0417 542 152 for more details.

Adult Literacy

Need help with reading, writing, maths or learning skills? You can access FREE one-to-one private tutoring for adults, simply by calling Adult Literacy Coordinator, Susan Alexander (based at the Scottsdale Library) on 0428 167 429 or email susan.alexander@education.tas.gov.au. Tutoring can be held anywhere you feel comfortable. Simply give Susan a call to book something in!

FREE Use of iPads

iPads are available to borrow, and FREE to use in the Scottsdale Library. Just ask the staff at the Scottsdale Library.