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Hello Welcome to this months enews.
OOPS there was a mistake with the Garage Bins on the October Schedule. Hopefully this month is correct.
In this issue:
Tyrells Winery Tour
Hunter Valley Trip
My First Trip with the Dorrigo Support Centre
by Cheryl White
We had a pleasant journey to Pokolbin and our very able coach captions Sandra and Laura navigated us to our destination at the H Boutique Hotel. Beautifully appointed with views forever and kangaroos (lots). Had dinner at Harrigans Irish Pub, a great venue with atmosphere.
The Hunter Valley Gardens was so spectacular, flowers blooming everywhere and waterfalls with trees of every shape and colour. The train took us on a journey seeing all the different gardens. My favourite was the " Story Book Gardens". I went back to take more photos. They have a Christmas Light Display in the next couple of months that would be spectacular.
We travelled to a few vineyards and enjoyed the tasting of some of the local wines, Peterson House, Tamburlaine Organic Wine and Tyrells for a tour and Mistletoe where we looked at the sculptures in the garden. I bought a white Muscat at Mistletoe as I wanted a fortified wine to take home.
We were treated with hospitality and patience wherever we visited. I also liked the Hunter Olive Place where we had a bag of bread and tasted olive oil and tapenades, some were hot and others tasty a good morning. The Smelly Cheese Shop had lovely gelato, but didn't try my blue vein there. The Smoke House had a very cheeky chief who did not understand the cash register (me thinks he did it on purpose), but I bought my Blue Vein Cheese.
We also went to a chocolate outlet and a cake shop where the individual cakes were very dear.
I loved the friendship amongst the travellers and the nights we had a BBQ at the resort out in the open. Sandra and Laura were great cooks and we had lots of food to eat. We also had a party in room 802 with plates loaded with delicious cheeses salmon crackers etc, nobody went to bed hungry.
Quick Coconut Slice
1 cup self-raising Flour
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup caster sugar
125g butter melted
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven t 180oc. Lightly grease and line a 20 x 30 slice pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut and sugar. Add melted butter, milk and eggs, mix well.
3. pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 - 25 minutes until golden.
4. Cool in pan. Dust with icing sugar or ice with lemon icing, cut into serving size pieces.
Hunter Valley Gardens
Hunter Valley Gardens
Sabor Dessert Bar
What's on in November
Reminder please to book in at the Support Centre 6657 2896 if you wish to participate in any trips or lunches etc for the month.
Armidale Trip 14th to 16th
We have had requests for another short trip before the end of the year to explore the Armidale Region. This will be a three day, two night trip, taking in Armidale and Uralla. We will stay in apartment style accommodation in Armidale. As always we will do our best to keep the cost down. Please Book ASAP to reserve your spot.
We are going to celebrate the Melbourne Cup at 1pm on Tuesday the 6th at Hickory House, with food, prizes for the best hat (so get creative) and best dressed, games and sweeps. Cost is $6.50 to cover food, sweeps will be an option. This is a chance to dust off that hat and party outfit. Lets have some fun and finish the afternoon watching the Race that stops the Nation.
**There is no SSS lunch on the 5th due to the Melbourne Cup party on the 6th.
Dorrigo has now a Taxi Service
Greg and Susan Mcleod are now operating our very own Taxi Service on the Plateau. They are trialing this service for approximately a month to see if it is viable, so please support them so that we can keep this valuable service within our town. Dorrigo Support Centre has Application Forms for the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme which has a section required to be filled out by your Doctor. This enables participants to receive a reduced rate in fares and if accepted you will be issued with vouchers which can be used with any Taxi Service. The Bellingen Shire Taxi Service is also NDIS approved provider and can support Assisted School Travel. If you have any queries or would like an application booklet, please contact Dorrigo Support Centre and we are only to happy to assist.
Coming up in December
The Annual Seniors Christmas Party on the 6th December at the Community Centre.
We will have our last shopping trip for the year to Toormina, dates will be in the December Schedule.
Dorrigo PlateauU3A Incorporated
Learning for Life
U3A has their fourth term Schedule out if you are interested in joining, membership application forms are available from the Dorrigo Library, Visitor Information Centre or on line at U3A site at destinationdorrigo.com.
Fourth Term Schedule - 15th October - 19th December 2018 includes the following workshops.
Spanish for Advanced Students; Introductory Spanish; Discussion Group; Who Do You Think You Are?
Disrupt Ageing; Earthwatch Adventures; Manageing your Digital Photos
For more information
Email- email@example.com or Martin 0419 333 525
Profiling Services in the Community
Real Futures - This service is majority Aboriginal owned, controlled and managed by Supply Nation Certified Company. Their mission to appropriately skill and empower Aboriginal people to become workplace assets and community role models.
Cindy at Disability Employment Services Office based in Coffs Harbour, also provides an outreach service to the Dorrigo Area every Wednesday and is located at Hickory House. Her role is to find sustainable employment for anyone that suffers an injury, illness or disability (this is open to anyone that fits these categories) and says that Real Futures unique approach to employment is based on their belief that your personality and potential will win you the job.
Real Futures may be able to assist with wage subsidies, interview and work clothes, fuel vouchers to get to and from work, working with children checks, police checks and training for you in your chosen career.
Real Futures - Disability Employment Specialist, Cindy Hoskin
Dorrigo Active Community Walking Group
Meet every Wednesday at Hickory House with a 9am start. They carpool to the commencement of their walk or if wet its of to a local coffee shop for a chat!
November 7th - Snow's Road from start, cost $2.00
November 14th - Davidson's Road from start cost $4.00
November 21st - Price's Road from start cost $3.00
November 28th - Roger's Road from Megan end cost $2.00.
Great way to meet new people and enjoy our beautiful environment, plus keep fit, always a bonus!
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This monthly newsletter and schedule of events is supported by the Commonwealth Home Support Program.