A number of organisations hire the Club House.  For hiring details contact the secretary

Trivia nights – Mapleton Community Library;  Range Gym

Art   Blackall Range Visual Artists (BRVA) was formed on 4 March, 2003 at the Old School House, Mapleton where ten interested people gathered, keen to start a group. By June of the same year, with membership growing, we moved to the Mapleton Bowls Club where we still meet weekly. Since then, our numbers have grown to a maximum of twenty five. Together we paint, discuss ideas, and help each other develop our artistic abilities. Our members value critiques of works done and appreciate the advice given on how members’paintings could be improved.

In a truly cooperative spirit, we enjoy many workshops with well known artists, including a variety of in-house activities which are directed by one of our many, more experienced members. Bus trips to various galleries and regular exhibitions in the historic Hall on the Village Green at Montville are some of the highlights in our busy year.

Meets  Thursdays  mornings.

Members’ paintings can be seen on our website: or on Facebook.

Mapleton craft group  The Mapleton Craft Group Meets every Wednesday from 9am to 12 noon at the Mapleton Bowls Club. We are a friendly group of women who enjoy crafts of all types and enjoy socialising together. Popular crafts include knitting, crocheting, card making and embroidery. Come along and learn new crafts and make new friends. We also organise trips to places of interest, as well as lunches on a regular basis.

All are welcome and we hope to see you soon.

Mah Jong at the Bowls Club on Wednesday afternoons, 12.15 3.30






A small group plays Mah Jong at the Bowls Club including some who have been playing here for many years. A few players drive up from coastal areas but most live locally along the range and in the hinterland.

Everyone shares an enthusiasm for Mah Jong played in a non-competitive and friendly atmosphere.

Mah Jong is an ancient Chinese game of skill and chance, similar to card games but played with tiles. The story goes that it was played with one set of rules for thousands of years but now we find the game is played worldwide, in a thousand different ways.

To avoid confusion, this group follows Patricia A Thompson and Betty Maloney’s Western rules and variations. Whether you are interested to learn, a beginner or an experienced player, come along, see how you go, and feel welcome to join us.

Cost per session is $3 and includes afternoon tea. If you become a regular player, the Bowls Club annual social membership is $10. Visitors are welcome, and pay per session. The first visit is free.

Probus Club North Blackall Range meets on the second Friday of each month from February to November at the Mapleton Bowls Club from 10am. Visitors and potential new members are most welcome to come along to meet club members from all walks of life; to hear a range of guest speakers; to participate in several social activities; and to meet new friends during  morning tea. Probus Club aims are Friendship Fellowship and Fun. Contact 2018 President Victoria Simon on 0403134153 for more information.

Quilting – Monday mornings


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