Activities

Our regular coffee morning is on the second Wednesday or Thursday of the month. The next one is on Thursday June 13th at 10.00 am, at the Henbury on Aralia Cafe in Aralia Street, Nightcliff. The next Club meeting will be on Thursday 27th June. See Meetings page for details.

Mah Jong is every Tuesday morning from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm followed by lunch (bring your own) and Scrabble, played each Saturday at 11.00 am with nibbles served by our President, Fran Smith, at her place. Book Club is on the first Monday of the month at 12 noon, depending on public holidays and other circumstances. The venue at the moment is at the Darwin City Council Library (City Branch) in The Hub Room (opposite the Library entrance). Contact Fran Smith, Book Club Coordinator and President, on the Contact Page if you wish to attend.

If you are interested in what our club can offer you, after an introductory morning coffee with the President, Fran Smith, guests can attend up to three activities (can be a combination of activities and/or Club meetings) before being asked to join our friendship club. See Joining tab for further information.

If you are interested in joining the Darwin Ionian Club at any of the activities that the Club offers, please email us or ring the President, Fran Smith. Details are on the Contact Us page and the Joining page on this website.

The Darwin Ionian Club members also attend exhibitions at the Art Gallery (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) or at other exhibitions or events in Darwin and/or surrounds. Members and guests meet often for coffee mornings at various venues around Darwin. Once a year members and guests attend a progressive dinner with nibbles and drinks at a beach side location followed by dinner and dessert at a member’s home.

If you are interested in knowing more about the club, please contact Fran Smith, Membership Secretary via the Club email on the Contacts Us page.

PREVIOUS ACTIVITIES:

Activities so far in 2019 have been French and Chinese cooking sessions; coffee morning at Karma Cafe, Parap; an art viewing at Parap with coffee after at the Cyclone Cafe. In 2018 Christmas lunch was at Monsoons (enjoyed by all with good food and the lovely table setting). Other activities were a tour of the Darwin City Council followed by morning tea; a coffee morning at the Mitchell Bar, Hilton Hotel; lunch at Lizards Bar and Restaurant, and a coffee morning at the Four Birds Cafe in the Star Village Arcade. The Club celebrated its 28th Birthday at the end of September. We had a good lunch at the Moorish Cafe. In mid September we visited the at Charles Darwin University Art Gallery with  coffee on campus at Kings Soul Food Café. We have visited the Territory Wildlife Park and had a picnic lunch, the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory where members and friends viewed Unruly Days Territory Life 1911-1921. The Club annually has an information table at the COTA Seniors Expo at Palmerston. We visited the NT Archives Centre, to experience Inside Out, Fannie Bay Gaol. Each year we host the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea at various outdoor areas. A small group visited the Nomad Art Gallery at Parap Village. We viewed a series of drawings on Instability by Darwin artist Winsome Jobling. Her media is paper and this exhibition showed clouds in the Dry Season. The NT Library at Parliament House in March had a display of ‘Wet Season’s Treasures.’ Afterwards we had dinner at the Chow Restaurant at the Darwin Waterfront. At the beginning of the year the Darwin Ionian Club members and partners enjoy dinner to start the new year.