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Pastor's Pen

Magnet Newspaper

Eden Primary School 

Eden Marine High School  

Eden Killer Whale Museum  Exhibitions

Soundings The Museums quarlerly newsletter

Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

What's in Port?: Port of Eden Shipping Schedule


What's happening in your neighbourhood?
 Send us your stories and the details of upcoming events



Whats happening
@ the Eden Community Access Centre?


Rhymetime at the Library (for babies 0-2)

Open Gardens 2017

Mapping Invasive European Wasps

Eden Library Homework Club

Fruit Fly Bait Update

Coming Events:

Have You Shaken Your Family Tree? - May 26 & 27

Nethercote Blackboard Night - May 27

Merimbula Fun Run - May 28

One Of the Kids: Workshop for Kids with Developmental Disabilities coming up in June

Eden Library Book Chat starts - Jun 2

An Arvo of Poetry - Jun 3

Meet the Mayor @ Eden Library - Jun 6

Dr Andrew Claridge – Quolls and Cameras - Jun 8

Giiyong Writers Festival: Celebrating Aborigonal Literature - Jul 1-2

Rugby League 2017 July School Holiday Development Camp

Weekly Events @ Eden Fishos

Apply Now:

Westpac Foundation's 200 Community




Port of Eden – Ships in Port


Boomerang Bags websiteBoomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level.

A  revolution of re-use – one community, needle and thread at a time!

Eden Cash Mob 

Locals helping to support local business.
If we each do a little we do a lot.
Cash mobs spend money as a group. $20 each is all it takes. Each month they mob a local business  a boost. Mobbers can also win a voucher from one of our local retailers.

Visit Cash Mob's facebook page.


Local Markets

Eden Community Market

Held on the 3rd Saturday

of the month at
St Georges Church, Chandos St


Candelo Market
Held on the 1st Sunday of  the month


Pambula Markets

Held on the 2nd Sunday of every month:
Rotary market at the
Pambula Recreation Grounds
Craft market is held  at the cnr
Monaro & Toalla Streets

Robin Hood Service Club Craft & Collectables
Pambula To
wn Hall, Quondola St


Wyndham Village Market
Market held 4th Sunday of the month
Wyndham Hall.  Also held on the same day

Wyndham Accoustic Live & Local

at the Robbie Burns Hotel from 12.30pm


Nethercote Seasonal Market

Nethercote Hall

cnr Back Creek and Nethercote Roads

Twilight Market Nov 19 4-8pm


Check our calender for dates for markets
& other regular events




Whats happening at the
Eden Community Access Centre?

***As of February 1 our office will close at 4pm***



in the palm of your hand

The Eden Local App is a free tool for the local community  and visitors alike. It contains a business directory  and links to local attractions, upcoming events and  information and articles about our wonderful town."   Using GPS guided directions and live links, the App  will allow contact with businesses and locations via  the touch of a button.

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We're excited!!!!!!

Eden connect community Newsletter

Issue 33 May 19

Eden Brain Book


 Craft Connections

 Great value at only $10

The Access Centre has brand new laptop bags

(they    also make great flight bags) for sale.

These are light and durable with high density

foam cushioning to protect your laptop.

Call into the Centre, or phone us on 64963970,

and pick up a bargain.




Basic  Computer Skills

Book now for our Basic Computer Course.

Where: Eden community Access Centre

Cost: $5 per session BYO laptop or use ours.


If you wish to learn about computing or using your tablet  contact us and le

t us know what you are interested in learning.  When we have enough people to start a class we will contact you. The classes are small so everyone gets individual attention


To learn more or reserve a place call us on 02 6496 3970


Open Gardens 2017

The Eden Lioness club is looking for anyone who would like to have their garden 'open to the public' on October 28 and 29 for their annual "Open Garden" event. This community event which is held on the weekend prior to the Eden Whale Festival has proved to be extremely popular with gardening enthusiasts and they come from afar.


Funds which are raised go towards supporting our local community. Please consider sharing your garden with the community and surrounds it doesn't have to be grand just special to you. Please contact Sandra on 02 64961459 (after hours) she will be delighted to hear from you and will give you any further information.


Mapping Invasive European Wasps

Have you noticed the busy activity of wasps in the garden in late summer and autumn? Many of these are harmless and beneficial native wasps, like flower wasps. These perform an important role as pollinators and as biological pest control on the farm or in the garden. Some help control caterpillars which they feed to their larvae. Others lay their eggs in or on a range of host insects. The larvae hatch and eventually kill the host. There are wasps which parasitise leaf-eating scarab insects, pasture grubs and Christmas beetles and whitefly pests of tomatoes and cucumbers. So it's worth loving your wasps.


Landholders and the Koori Work Crew here in the Bega Valley have recently reported seeing (and feeling the stings of) a less loveable wasp – the European wasp (Vespula germanica). This wasp is neither harmless nor beneficial. It poses a threat to local ecosystems, personal safety, recreational values and rural industries on the far south coast.

For more information read CMN April 2017 newsletter

Native thynnid wasp (flower wasp) European wasp, photo Ali Rodway


















If you see any European wasps please record them on NatureMapr


Source: Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness


Fruit Fly Bait Update

For five years the Bega Valley Seed Savers have paid for bait used in Bega Valley to help control Queensland Fruit Fly - with some success. We are now paying for our own supplies of bait and other necessities, $12 covers 12 months of bait card use. This year Eden will continue baiting over winter, but at fortnightly intervals. Please join us in our efforts to reduce the numbers of flies and therefore the damage they do. More information may be gained at the Access Centre each Tuesday between 9.30am and 12.30pm.


Calendar dates for winter baitings.
May 30th
June 13th 27th
July 11th 25th
August 8th 22nd

Warm weather starts around the end of August so baiting should continue on a weekly basis.

The female needs to mate only once to produce fertile eggs daily for the rest of her life, providing she can find regular protein supplies and suitable host plant fruit.


The life cycle is from 22 to 10 days depending on temperature. Adult flies can survive for a month or so in warm weather and even several months in cool weather. They conceal themselves in vegetation over winter.

We now have 18 members putting up bait cards in Eden and surrounds, 3 helping with background work and a further 4 households on baiting card roster.


Eden's free Pathology Service - USE IT OR LOOSE IT     

Eden community Health CentreDO YOU KNOW.... that we have a FREE pathology service, right HERE in Eden? It is convenient, fast and professional, but will be another service to close its doors unless patient numbers increase.

With ANY hospital procedure, you MUST have your pathology done through the hospital system (i.e. the public pathology service). If this service closes in Eden, our only choice will be that WE MUST TRAVEL to BEGA.


When your GP hands you your pathology order, it is YOUR OWN CHOICE to take it to the paid service that's printed on the letterhead, or to take that order to the public facility for the very same procedures that will cost you NOTHING.

Please give pathology staff Sue a call on  6496 1436 for a chat about how their service may meet your requirements, or pop in to see her at the Eden Community Health Centre, located upstairs at the rear of Twofold Arcade. There is even an elevator to take us right to her door!

Please - HELP TO RETAIN EDEN'S SERVICES - all we have to do is use them


Coming Events 

Nethercote Blackboard Night

Nethercote Hall
May 27  @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A great night of unmatched affordable entertainment bought put on by the Nethcote Music factory. All amateur musicians are welcome to come along and join in this 3 monthly event. These fun “blackboard” nights attract numerous items on stage which vary from story tellers to piano accordionists, soloists to 4-piece bands, of all genres of music, from ages 10 to 60, from all corners of the Bega Valley and beyond. Great entertainment, a free sausage sizzle, sumptuous supper, warm setting, and what more could you want.
$5 donation, BYO refreshments. Supper available.
Call 6495 7468 or 6495 7507 for details.


Merimbula fun run - May 28

The Merimbula Fun Run is held annually on the last Sunday of May attracting both athletes and recreational runners and walkers of all abilities.

Events include 10km Run, 5km Run|Walk and 2km Kids Dash.

The run starts and finishes at Ford Park on Ocean Drive.

Sapphire Coast Runners Inc members receive 10% discount on entry fees.


An Arvo of Poetry

Saturday June 3rd from 1pm

Rusty Plough, Princes Hwy., Eden

An informal poet's brunch . All welcome, whether you want to read or just listen.


Dr Andrew Claridge – Quolls and Cameras

June 8 @ 10am (time to be confirmed)

Local Land Service offices in Bega

Learn more about the lives of the small mammals that live in our region. Dr Andrew Claridge is a Senior Research Scientist with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service based in Queanbeyan. As a wildlife biologist he has worked on many different animals over the past 30 years, both in south-eastern mainland Australia and also the Pacific Northwest United States. He has a particular affection for mammals such as potoroos and bandicoots, and the carnivorous spotted-tailed quoll. His interests also extend to the interactions among forest organisms and how those interrelationships afford resilience. In the past 10 years or so Andrew has been very active in the use of infrared cameras to detect and monitor cryptic wildlife. In his upcoming presentation he will discuss the benefits this technology has brought, together with some of the challenges. Using the example of looking for quolls with cameras, Andrew will also put forward the prospect of Citizen Scientists helping with some of this work.

Find out more at the atlas of Life website


Rugby League 2017 July School Holiday Development Camp

The Greater Southern Region will be going back to basics with our 3 day school holiday camp in July. Advanced rugby league skills and technique will be the focus of the camp built for boys from the age of 12 to 16 (boys turning 12 this year are also eligible to participate). There will be appearances by St George Illawarra Dragons players and a whole lot of fun to be had.  Find out more here


Giiyong Writers Festival: Celebrating Aborigonal Literature

Saturday 1st July to Sunday 2nd July

Monaroo Bobberrer Gudu Keeping Place, Jigamy Farm, Princes Hwy., Eden (12 min North of Eden)

A two-day forum that celebrates Aboriginal literature will be held at Jigamy, a property just north of Eden, NSW owned by Twofold Aboriginal Corporation,1–2 July 2017. The Giiyong Writers Forum is one of three lead-up eventsto the Giiyong Festival in September 2018, which will be the first all-encompassing Aboriginal cultural festival for South East NSW. The festival is being produced by South East Arts, in collaboration with Twofold Aboriginal Corporation and Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council, and is made possible through funding from Create NSW.

The Giiyong Writers' Forum will explore the progress of Indigenous writing within Australia and encourage local writers to tell their stories, as well as building a new audience for future events at Jigamy, particularly the Giiyong Festival.

To find out more or to book visit the South East Arts website


Weekly events at the Fishermens Club 

Tuesday:  Members draws 6pm

               Money for Members 7pm

Wednesday:  Euchre from 2pm

Thursday: Bingo 10.30am

              Trivia every 2nd Thursday

Friday: Fisho's Friday night raffles 6.30pm

Saturday: Country club raffles 5.30p

Sunday:   Free members raffles every 2nd Sunday

              NPL Poker every 2nd Sunday


Apply Now:


Westpac Foundation’s 200 Community

Applications for Westpac Foundation’s 200 Community Grants are now open, until 9 June. Community Grants
are $10,000 each and also include non-financial support via Westpac’s ‘More than Money’ program, helping to maximise the social impact and sustainability of grantees.


If you are or know of a not-for-profit grassroots community organisation giving opportunities to those who need it most in our local community, nominate orvapply today via