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Orange Toastmasters

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Are you looking to …

Improve your communication skills? Build your confidence? Grow as a leader?

If so, Orange Toastmasters is the place for you. At Orange Toastmasters you’ll find a supportive, learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Our mission is to provide a friendly, warm and supportive environment to enable all members to develop their public speaking and leadership skills.

Orange Toastmasters meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 7-9pm at the Senior Citizens Centre at the back of the Woolworths carpark. Visitors are very welcome so come along and join us at our next meeting!

Orange Running Festival 2020

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This is a community running event for all abilities and for any age or fitness level. Held on traffic free. Safe locations in Orange. Commencing Saturday afternoon  with the junior events held at Gosling Creek Reserve, Then Sunday all running events commencing at Bloomfield  with the Marathon (42.195km) Half marathon (21.1km) 10km and 5km events.

For more details please refer to website link.

This is a community events conducted by volunteers with all monies going back to local community organisations.

She Rides Spring Cycling Program

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Orange She Rides Road Confidence Program aims to provide you with the skills, knowledge, confidence and motivation to ride, and connect you with other like minded women to ride with in your community. Over the course of the program you will learn to love riding and will want to make it a part of your everyday life. You will be able to see improvements in your fitness levels, be able to ride with friends, and enjoy the freedom and fun that bike riding provides. You may even chooseto put your new found skills and confidence to good use and commute to work, ride with your children to school or participate in community rides/events.
Program content – What you should expect to learn She Rides begins with bike confidence sessions, conducted predominantly in a traffic-free
location. The first couple of sessions will include, but not be limited to, general riding skills, traffic riding skills, basic bike maintenance session at DG Cycles (cleaning the bike, oiling the chain, changing a flat tyre and bike transportation) and the introduction of group/social riding skills to begin building fitness and confidence.
The following sessions will continue to develop your general riding skills and fitness, and get you riding as a group. Riding on pathways and low-traffic roads in small groups is introduced and there will be plenty of knowledge and information sharing about great places to ride. The program will be conducted predominantly on pathways, shared paths and low-traffic environments. She Rides also includes a visit to the local bike shop so you know what goods, services and support the bike shop can provide you with. During all of this, you will have plenty of time to get to know the other participants and make new friends to ride with. By the end of the program you will be aware of and feel more comfortable to join one of the many local riding groups or form your own with your new cycling friends to help you to continue to ride and enjoy some of the best cycling in NSW, once the program is complete.

Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Orange Morning Tea

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Welcome to Australian Breastfeeding Association Morning Tea Friday’s in Orange for 2019!

Every second Friday, join our local ABA group for a free morning tea catch-up, including a hot cuppa and discussion about breastfeeding and parenting (see Facebook or below for topic listing). We normally have a qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor available so bring along any questions for a confidential discussion if you wish.

October, November & December 2019 topics:

  • 18th October “Baby Carriers”
  • 1st November “Breastfeeding & Returning to Work”
  • 15th November “Breastfeeding with Low Supply or Over Supply”
  • 29th November “Breastfeeding & Alcohol”
  • 13th December “Summertime, Heat & Travel”

We open at 10 am and our discussion starts at 10.30, but we understand that little people don’t run on a schedule, so please come and leave when you need to. Bring along the kids, both big and small, our toddler area helps to entertain busy little people.

As we are volunteer based, any help to bring some light morning tea is much appreciated, but certainly not expected (no nuts please).

Rogue Show 2019 Annual Sculpture exhibition

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The Rogue Sculptors annual pop up exhibition at the Parkview Hotel Orange. A wide range of sculptural artworks using mediums such as metal, ceramic, paper, found objects, wood, and polymer. A great event showcasing some of the best sculptors in the Orange region. Preview is at 3.30pm with the official opening at 6 pm. Come along for wine, food and great art.

Coffee, Cars, Trucks and Bikes Sunday 29th September, 2019

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Family Fun Day including Food, Music, Jumping Castles and Face Painting.

Trophies for Best Car, Best Bike, Best Truck

Major Fuel Raffle drawn at 1.30pm

$5.00 registration entry per vehicle

Entries and Voting closes at 1pm.

Winners announced from 2pm.

Camping and Bar facilities available

Gold Coin donation for visitors, all proceeds go to enhancing Spring Hill Village and future events

She Rides Spring Programs

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She Rides is a riding program for both Road and Mountain Bike that helps women discover their confidence and the joy of riding. Our fully qualified coaches do this by focusing on improving fitness, developing skills and creating a community of women to ride socially. Delivered as a series of weekly sessions over an 8 week period, She Rides will provide you with the skills, confidence and social connection with other like-minded women to ride regularly. Whether you want to be confident to ride on shared paths and in traffic situations or get out into the bush and ride mountain bike, She Rides has a program for you! All She Rides programs are delivered by accredited cycling road or mountain bike coaches who are qualified, enthusiastic and passionate about supporting you to make riding a part of your everyday life.

Rejuvenation of Ammerdown Historic Homestead

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A group of friends of “Ammerdown” has been formed to maintain the dwelling & surrounds of this grand historic Dalton homestead in Orange. Join others on site to view the proposal and participate with the friends in the extensive site’s rejuvenation.

On the 27th September 2019 the short presentation shall commence at 450 Molong Road Orange (at the 50/100 Km sign) from the front porch at 11:00 am.

Central West Women’s Forum Leadership Series with Dr. Skye Saunders

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Introducing the visionary Dr. Skye Saunders as our next guest speaker. Skye is a passionate and
committed advocate for the advancement of gender equality. Associate Professor in Law at the Australian
National University, Skye pioneered the first research in Australia on sexual harassment in rural

In 2018 Skye was part of Project Empower with Country to Canberra, empowering teenage girls in rural
and remote Australia to achieve their leadership potential. Skye was recently a delegate to the United
Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York with the YWCA Australia.