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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).

The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace

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Allegri Singers and Friends are thrilled to be presenting a program of Karl Jenkins’ works featuring ‘The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace’. With a choir of some 90 voices, soloists and a large orchestra, this will be one of the most exciting and challenging works in the choir’s over 40 years of singing.

Joining the Allegri Singers will be the Willoughby Singers, Orange Symphony Orchestra, Orange Regional Conservatorium Symphonic Choir, and Kinross Wolaroi School Chamber Strings, Chamber Choir and Koristers, all under the direction of William Moxey.

‘The Armed Man’, subtitled ‘A Mass for Peace’ is essentially a plea for peace and an end to war. The words and music are immediately captivating, from the martial, strident opening and the shockingly visceral evocation of the reality of war, to the transcendent, exquisitely emotional movements expressing faith in the possibility of peace. This is a work you will never forget.

Inspired by the words of many different cultures and belief systems, it has a broad appeal to all of humankind.

Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Toddler Q and A Session

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An interactive discussion all about toddlers for all parents with young children. The toddler period can be a very frustrating and emotional time in a young child’s life and being about to talk about it together can be helpful.

During this session we will be talking about common challenges as well as looking at ways to manage these challenges. Opportunity will be available to share and explore your experiences.

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.

July, August & September 2019 topics:

  • 26th July “Breast & Nipple Care”
  • 9th August “Breastfeeding in the Early Days” (Newborns)
  • 23rd August “Postnatal Depression & Anxiety”
  • 6th September “Blocked Ducts & Mastitis”
  • 20th September “Finding Time for Everything”

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).