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Clarence River U3A

On Wednesday night July 17, it’s Pitter Patter, ‘The Goldoliers’, the fourth favourite G&S operetta. Expect the usual plot twists and the satire of class distinctions as well as the absurd convergence of natural persons and legal entities and the institution of the monarchy itself.  Sign on is at 6pm at Treelands Drive Community Centre, Yamba and the brief synopsis at 6.30pm sharp. The $5 entry includes refreshments on arrival, and at interval. Contact Laura at,

On July 21 Joy of Gardening is off to Lismore for the car boot market and at least two private gardens. Contact Ros on to make a booking. Depending on numbers the fare will be $10 or $15 for members and $20 for non-members, who are welcome. Owing to time restraints payment will need to be by direct debit. Pick-ups will be at depot 7.30am, Yamba opposite Centrelink 7.45, then Palmers at 7.55 and Woombah at 8.10am.

So far only 21 names are on the list, at least 35 are needed to make it viable, so please let me know ASAP if you want to go. Non members and friends welcome.  Payment CBA bank BSB 062 688 CRU3a account 10064425, use your name and gardening as reference.

Upcoming activities for A Little Bit of Culture are Coffs Harbour Jetty Theatre for the matinee performance on Sunday September 22 and Afternoon at the Proms at the Saraton on Sunday October 27. For details contact Patricia Kan at>

Another Super Seniors class is starting at 10.15am Thursdays at the RSL hall commencing on July 11. Cost $7. Bring own matt and hand weights. The 10.15am Wednesday Super Seniors class will continue to be held at the Treelands Community Centre until further notice.

For the Almost Back to Basics Camping group, a change to the $5 fee per camp, payable by every person has been agreed. This change does not include or be confused with the caravan park/NP or camp ground site fees. The next camp is August 13-15 at Lylldale. Twelve bush camp sites including two powered sites have been book, if you wish to come in your caravan you are welcome but you need to book your own site.

At Croquet on Tuesday there were 23 players, and 14 games; Francis had four jump shots, Sandra and Beryl one each. Francis and Di had three wins, Richard, Hans, Venette, Jan H, and Dick all had two. The Clarence River challenge continued on Wednesday, with a return match at Yamba Bowling Club, good fun on a challenging surface. Yamba were too good on their home ground, winning 47 hoops to our 24. Well done to Venette for a great hoop to hoop. Social games followed, some of us found we haven’t lost our touch on smooth as silk greens. Congratulations and thanks to Yamba for a good tussle. Despite overnight rain on Thursday night, grounds were fine for Friday; only eleven players were present with some long, testing, tactical games.

Pauline Keegan