Musica Da Camera

16/02/2019 // by admin

The Canberra based string chamber orchestra Musica Da Camera makes a welcome return to Gunning on Sunday August 10 at the Shire Hall from 2pm this time under the baton of Gillian Bailey-Graham.

The orchestra will play works from Vaughan Williams, Handel, Elgar, Piazzolla and Kreisler. This should be a terrific concert with entry being $25pp or $20 for Focus Group members and concessions. Please phone 4845 1566 or 0417 663 045 for further information.

Antarctic garden

Gunning Garden Club members and friends are invited to hear Sarah Clayton talk about her year in Antarctica that will feature photographs of her activities and work, at the Courthouse at 2pm Sunday August 10. Sarah has a degree in Conservation of Materials and helped in the preservation of artefacts and of the historic Mawson’s hut.

Community forums

Gunning Community Care has scheduled a series of meetings to seek your input on the needs of the community as it prepares its Strategic Plan for the next three years. The dates are Collector 7.30pm 21/8; Gundaroo 7.30pm 23/8; Dalton 2pm 26/8 and Gunning 2pm 6/9 with venues to be advised. For further information please contact Alison Colebrook on 4845 1166.

Glassworks outing

About 20 people went on a terrific outing to the Canberra Glassworks last week, organised by Gunning Community Care. These outings are open to any interested person not just those that may attend particular programs run by GCC. Florence Merriman from Jerrawa was the lucky winner of a delightful hand blown glass bird.

First shot fired

In an extraordinary twist of fate the first shot fired by the British Empire in WWI was from a gun emplacement south of Melbourne. Less than four hours after hostilities had officially begun, Sergeant John Purdue stationed at Fort Nepean fired on the German merchant ship ssPfalz to stop it escaping from Port Phillip Bay. The crew was interned and the ship used as an Australian troop ship.

Parish luncheon

At the Mission Luncheon in St Edmund’s parish hall, the guest speaker Sue Walker spoke about her work assisting with health projects in Burma (now Myanmar). Proceeds of the day will go to Leprosy Mission Australia for work in Burma and Operation Christmas Child.

Historical Society

The Gunning & District Historical Society held its AGM last week. Those elected were Greg Murphy (president); Philip Brown (deputy president); Bernie Boyce (secretary); Helen Murphy (treasurer) and Keith Brown (research officer).

Guided tour

The Marulan Historical Society has organised a Stockade to Stockade Bus Tour on Sunday August 31, starting at Marulan at 9am and then visiting a number of homesteads and historic stockades, finishing at about 4pm. The cost is $50 and bookings are essential through Maureen 48411 515 or 0417 249 067.

Lions dinner

Gunning Lions members and their guests had their August dinner meeting at the Old Hume Cafe with special guests Zone chairman Paul Helmling and his wife Maxine from Murrumbateman.

The evening had special significance for Lion Pam Lees as it was 51 years to the day that her late husband Ron Lees became a member of Lions Club of Gunning. This quite prodigious feat of memory is perhaps explained by the fact the very next day their first child was born!

Coming up

Fri 8/8 1pm Poppy Making Workshop @ Gunning Library 4845 1231

Sat/Sun 9/10 Aug Cycling NSW Cullerin Road, Breadalbane Pub School

Mon 11/8 PA&I Soc meeting, Gunning Courthouse, info 4845 6220

Sat 23/8 Girls Night In (Pink Ribbon event) 0411686164 or 0414776231

Sun 24/8 2pm Shire Hall, National Capital Orchestra, Focus Group.

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