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‘Let’s All Sing’ entertained at Maclean Retirement Village on St Patrick’s Day. Anne Gray and Scottish Country Dancing joined in the celebrations of Maclean’s Highland gathering on Friday 25 at the Ceilidh in the Park. Drilling 3000 holes in timber might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but the men’s shed has done just that for a community project. They’ve prefabricated 48 boxes to be used for rescuing and re-housing threatened or damaged Native Stingless Bee hives. Volunteers from our men’s and women’s sheds joined others from Landcare’s Native Bee group to assist a disability group regularly supported by Bunnings in assembling the boxes on Wednesday 30. ‘Joy of Gardening’ group leave today for an overnight trip to Dorrigo and Ebor, they will visit private gardens to soak up some autumn colour and the diversity of cool climate gardens. Volunteers will be manning the floral pavilion at Maclean show on Monday April 11, entries accepted from 8am to 11am, schedules are available in libraries and community centre’s. “Some Like It Hot” was the movie of the month, Bernard talked about film technology prior to the showing, the quiz question “who was Marilyn’s dress designer”, the correct answer Australian Orry Kelly won a big bag of Maltesers. ‘Camera’ group commenced on March 23, they meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm at Treelands Drive Community Centre, new members welcome, contact Ron Davis on 6646 3440. ‘Cyber Seniors’ offers two sessions at Maclean TAFE, first on Monday April 4 from 1-3pm for computers, second on Wednesday 6 for mobile phones and tablets. Bookings are essential, contact Aubrey on 0475 226 404. ‘Art Appreciation’ with Brian Doherty commences on Friday April 15 at Treelands Drive Community Centre, 10am to 12pm, cost is $3. This fortnightly group is limited to fifteen places, ring Brian on 6646 2029.