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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?


 Spot That Whale!!!

Eden Business and Community Awards 2017

Headspace: New Mental Health Service for Young People

Rhymetime at the Library (for babies 0-2)

Eden Library Homework Club

Fruit Fly Bait Update

Coming Events:

The Eden Cup and the Christmas in July - July 30

Ladies of Lifting Charity Power-lifting Competition - Aug 6

Eden economic Garden Project:  free dnamic program for local business, communit & NFP - Aug 8- 31

Lifelines Expo: Celebrating family & local history - Aug 12

Killler Whale Museum Open Day - Aug 19

Children's Book Week - Aug 19-26

Weekly Events @ Eden Fishos


Apply Now:

The Shirls: National Youth Portrait Awards

Sapphire Coast Arts & Sports Youth Development Fund



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 Eden Cash Mob on Facebook


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 38  Jul 28

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





It's that time again! The biennial Eden Business & Community Awards, showcasing Eden's best, with nominations opening in November 2017, and a Gala Awards Evening like no other to be held in February 2018. Sponsorship opportunities now open! Get in touch by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Clair on 0411528174. Event details to be confirmed over the coming weeks.


Headspace: New Mental Health Service for Young People

The Bega Valley has higher than average rate of self harm and suicide so the recent announcement from Health Minister Greg Hunt, that the Federal Government will provide $4.5 million towards the Headspace program in Bega is very welcome.


The Headspace model is based on early intervention during adolescence and early adulthood, with research suggesting 75 per cent of mental health disorders emerge before the age of 25 and ensures help is accessed early, reducing the likelihood of developing a mental illness later in life.


The new Headspace service will be one of five centres in South Eastern NSW funded by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, with the new centre to become a 'hub' for young people in Bega, and may allow for outreach services in surrounding towns.


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.
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

The Eden Cup and the Christmas in July

Sunday July 30

Sapphire Turf Club

Cost: Adults $55 -  includes  two course Christmas dinner, two coplimentry drinks and $10 donation to Christmas on Imlay

         Chlldren under 16 $10 - includes chicken nuggets, chips and a poppa

Santa will be making an appearance on the day and there will also be a free jumping castle for the kids.


RSVP by 25th July.  Contact Jess on 0400 611 818


A bus service will be run on the day between Eden and the Turf Club.  For more details visit the Sapphire Coast Turf Club's website.



Ladies of Power-lifting Charity Competition

August 6th 11m-2pm
The Iron Stronghold, 4B Sir William McKell Drive, Pambula

Alongside PTC Perth, Burley Strength and Raw Athletic in Wollongong, The Iron Stronghold is proud to announce they are holding a Ladies only powerlifting competition in Pambula with all proceeds from the event to be donated to the Women's Resource Center in Bega.

This is a great opportunity for anyone to try out the sport of Powerlifting for a great cause. This competition will be a novice competition. Compete in a fun, friendly, supportive envioronment alongside your fellow ladies that lift!

Reserve your spot by heading to:


Killer Whale Museum Open Day

On Saturday, August 19 there will be free admission at the Eden Killer Whale Museum from 2pm. There will also be guided tours of the replica lighthouse on International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend from 12pm to 4pm on the Saturday and Sunday. Come and see how lighthouses worked before automation, and familiarise yourself with the museum. All welcome

Members and Friends of the museum will be on hand to guide you and to explain more. See some extra interesting pieces from the collection, selected by the collection manager to make you think. Enquiries 02 64962094


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

The Shirls: National Youth Portrait Awards

6th October-25 November 6am-12pm

Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Zingel Place, Bega

The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize for artists between the the ages 16-25.  There is no other Portrait prize specifically for young and emerging Australian artists. 

The Shirl is the little sister of the BVRG's Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.

HSC & tertiary students or practicing emerging artists are all encouraged to enter. Entries can be of any 2D traditional medium or a digital new media piece, animation, gif etc. The entered work must have been completed withing the last 12 months and must be the original work of the exhibitor.  Entries close Friday 8th September.

To enter or find out more click here



Sapphire Coast Arts & Sports Youth Development Fund

The Sapphire Coast Arts and Sports Youth Development Fund Inc (The FUND) has been set up to foster the advancement and participation of young, developing and talented individuals 18 years of age and under requiring assistance in furthering their ambitions in the fields of the arts and sports.


The FUND has been specifically created for residents of the Sapphire Coast whose personal circumstances, due to geographic or financial contraints, prevent them from reaching their full potential in their chosen activities.


Finacial assistance will be provided to individuals only, in recognised sporting and cultural activities.  While the FUND does not provide financial support for teamss or groups, applictions from individuals within teams or groups are welcome


Find out more or download an application form here.