Precise details haven't been worked out for each activity yet. More information will be sent to you as we get closer to the date.

 

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TAG 1

Thursday 2 June

Vivid Cruise

If you are interested in coming go to https://www.myfastferry.com.au/special-events/vivid-cruises/ My Fast Ferry Vivid cruises. Cost per ticket is $39 but you will get a 20% discount if you book before 1 May and a further 20% discount if you are an NRMA member. Plus you can use your government Discover voucher worth $25 – which means you can have the cruise for virtually nothing!

 

You can also use your Stay NSW voucher worth $50 to use on accommodation in NSW – so you could use that voucher and stay overnight and save yourselves a late night! Go to the  Service NSW app (where you have been checking into venues for covid) for instructions on applying for this voucher. Go to Vouchers and there will be instructions under Browse. This voucher can be used for accommodation only. Your Discover NSW voucher is the one to use for the cruise – if you still have any left.

 

I can’t book this cruise for you if you are going to use your voucher. You will have to fill in the form and then give them a ring to add a promo code. Ring May on 0473 564 246 to do this.

 

These are the details:

 

Date: Thursday 2 June

Time: 6.25pm

Place: Departing Circular Quay

Company: My Fast Ferry

 

The cruise goes for an hour and we are planning on going down by train and having something to eat before starting the cruise.

 

I would suggest you do this sooner rather than later as tickets will probably go quite fast. Please let me know when you have booked so we can include you in further emails. It should be a fantastic evening and we hope you can all come. Let me know if you need any help with any of this.

TAG 2

Sunday 19 June

Non-alcoholic wine tasting with cheese and crackers

Being sober is now seen as cool and trendy. Sober and Social, Club Social and Sober in the Country are just some of the many groups promoting non-alcohol drinking in Australia and around the world.

Here is your chance to enjoy some delicious non-alcoholic wines and create your own mocktails.

The event will be held in the Church hall with a slight charge of $10 per head, or $25 for a family consisting of 2 adults with children 17 years of age and under.

Bring your family and friends for a super evening of sober fun.

Bookings essential before 31 May.

 

 

TAG 3

Thursday 4 August

The Mystery of Oak Island

This is a lecture by Graeme Tretheway, a retired history teacher/librarian.

Graeme is an avid researcher and his lectures are fascinating as he delves deep into the history of the places he is talking about. You will be astounded at what you will learn.

Where is Oak Island? What's the mystery around it? Come along to the lecture and find out!

We will meet at the Lavender Café (Level 2, Avondale House) for lunch at 12.30pm first. Choose your own lunch from the menu. Plenty of parking in the Avondale Memorial Church parking lot if you can’t find parking at the café. Sue Hannah is in charge of the café, so expect a fabulous meal!

 

Walk down to the Kressville Activities Centre after the meal to enjoy the lecture. Please let Michelle or Margaret know if you are planning to come to the café for catering purposes.

 

Bring your friends and enjoy an interesting day out.

Thursday 4 August 2pm

Kressville Activities Centre

Cnr Freemans Dr and Central Rd
Cooranbong NSW 2265

TAG 4

Thursday 8 September

Les Darcy Tour

On Thursday, 8 September, we will be travelling to Maitland to learn more about its history. Maitland was originally known as Schanck’s Forest Plains when explored by Lieutenant-Colonel Paterson in 1801 and was a settlement for convicts  from 1818-1821.

 

Margaret and Warren Watters lived in Maitland and know its history and will point out many interesting sites on our tour. If you have never heard of Les Darcy, one of Australia's great sporting legends, you will want to come on this fascinating tour around Maitland which will include memorabilia from the tragic life of this young man.

Meet at the church at 10.00am and Graeme Tretheway will tell us the full story of Les Darcy. We will then drive up to Maitland (pooling cars) and Margaret and Warren will lead us around the points of interest. Lunch will be at the Seraphine Café at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery. We should be back at the church by 2.00pm.

TAG 5

Thursday 6 October

Visiting speaker

The speaker will be Henk Viljoen, who is the new Office Manager

at The Incredible Journey

Henk has recently arrived from South Africa with his beautiful wife Leandi, and four children. He was born and raised in Namibia. After completing high school, he migrated to South Africa for tertiary studies and then commenced his career as a banker. After a few years in Johannesburg, he relocated to London in the United Kingdom for four years, and thereafter departed to Singapore for a lengthy stint of ten years, before deciding to switch from banking to a more meaningful pursuit with the TIJ ministry.

We will meet at the Lavender Café (Level 2, Avondale House) for lunch at 12.30pm first. Choose your own lunch from the menu. Plenty of parking in the Avondale Memorial Church parking lot if you can’t find parking at the café. Sue Hannah is in charge of the café, so expect a fabulous meal!

 

Drive down to the Activities Centre at Alton Villas after the meal to enjoy the lecture. This is not the same hall as we met in last time - it's across Freeman's Drive, turn right into Alton St, and then turn left into Alton Villas. Please let Michelle or Margaret know if you are planning to come to the café for catering purposes.

 

Henk has a great sense of humour and you will enjoy his talk as well as learn more about the country he comes from. Bring your friends to enjoy the day.

 

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TAG 6

Thursday 10 November

Wyong Milk Factory

The Wyong Milk Factory is an old favourite but a fun one as we sample cheese and chocolate and enjoy a delicious lunch together.

Meet at the church at 10am or make your own way down to the Milk Factory. Watch chocolate and cheese making in progress - we can't book - just wander in. We will meet for lunch at the Milk Factory Cafe at around 12.00 midday.

We will return home via the Entrance and if you feel up to a fascinating walk we will do the Entrance Heritage Walk which features 75 billboards crammed full of information about the Entrance, including colourful characters, the bus that plunged off the bridge, fishing frenzy, early police officers ... and more.

Please let Michelle or Margaret know if you are coming (so we can book the cafe) and what you plan on doing (making your own way down or meeting at the church and car pooling).

 

TAG 7

Thursday 8 December

Christmas lunch

The Delicacy of India in Morisset serves delicious food and we have negotiated a meal with them from $40 per head down to $28 each for a smorgasboard meal, including samosas, curries, naan bread, popadums and gulab jamuns for dessert – yum. The curries will be chili free but they will provide a special chili sauce for those who like it hot! Garry was most helpful and will do what he can to make the day special.

 

The date with be Thursday, 8 December at 1 pm. We have booked for 25 people and need to have at least that number and preferably more to get the special price.

 

Could you please let Michelle know if you can make it. Bring along your friends as well for a delicious and bargain priced lunch.

Payment

Payment of $28 each can be made directly into the church online account:

 

SDA Church Toronto

BSB: 032 514

Account: 830 008

 

Enter your surname as the reference please otherwise we will not know who has paid eg Smith TAG xmas

 

Welcome to bring cash if you are not familiar with online banking but would be helpful if you could bring the exact amount please. Or better still, give money to Glenda Jeffries or Michelle before the event. Twenty-nine people have registered to date, so definitely happening. More are welcome to come – and you don’t have to be a senior or TAG regular! All ages welcome.

 

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