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Social time . . . Mataura couple Murray and Glenda Newton are inviting people to take part in a social indoor bowls afternoon on Thursdays at the Mataura RSA. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

A social indoor bowls afternoon will start at the Mataura RSA today.

Planned for Thursdays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, it is being organised by Murray and Glenda Newton.

Mr Newton said the event would be good for those people who did not like going out to play indoor bowls at night.

“There’s a lot of people would like to play bowls in the afternoon, especially in the winter time.

“It’s also a good place to meet people.”

Mrs Newton said bowls was a skilled game.

“You improve as you go along.”

All the equipment needed to play was at the RSA.

If people needed a ride to the bowls and home again, transport was available.

There was a place for children to play if people wanted to bring them along.

“We’re catering for everybody,” Mr Newton said.

There will be a $2 charge which will include afternoon tea.