Toowoomba community notices for September
2015 Relay for Life: Dalby and Southern Downs
Relay for Life provides a platform for those impacted by cancer - patients, survivors, carers. Initiated by local volunteers, the event aims to raise much needed funds by bringing together teams of 10-15 people who take part in a relay-style walk or run at numerous locations throughout Australia. The event is a celebration of the teams' year-round fund raising efforts and provides participants with an uplifting challenge. A chance to celebrate life! A Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, September 12, at the Dalby Showgrounds and at Warwick's AFC oval (Jillian Huth, phone 1300 656 585) firstname.lastname@example.org
Living by the motto, "It is not what we do but who we share it with that is important," the Red Hatters is a group of ladies who enjoy life. Strongly stating that they are "not over the hill at 50," this social group gathers for coffee and a chat once a week, organises outings and generally aims to up the enjoyment levels of its members. If you think this could be of interest to you, give Heather a call on 4630 9570 or send an email to email@example.com.
Heart Foundation Heartmoves Classes
Heartmoves is a low to moderate exercise program for anybody who hasn't exercised in a long time, are overweight or obese or have a stable chronic condition. Willows Health and Lifestyle Centre (55-57 Kitchener St, Toowoomba) City holds weekly classes on Wednesday from 5.30- 6.30pm and an aqua class is also available on Thursday at 10am. Phone 4639 2233.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - The Big Aussie Barbie
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. With 85% of diagnosed cases occurring in men over the age of 65 years, this particular form of cancer is of relevance to the senior population. As a way of raising both funds and awareness, a Big Aussie Barbie movement has arisen. The idea behind this initiative is to capitalise on the Australian man's love of barbecues and use such events to get some friends together and raise some funds for prostate cancer research. If you would like to find out how you could take part in this initiative, visit bigaussiebarbie.com.au.
Broadband for Seniors - Gatton RSL
In a bid to keep Seniors up to date with technology, the Gatton RSL Services Club hosts a Broadband for Seniors kiosk. Aimed at helping Seniors understand computers and the internet, the service is supported by training sessions for would-be users.
Such sessions and general use of the facilities can be accessed by making an appointment with the club's reception. Phone 5462 1461
An initiative of the Earthwatch Institute, Climate Watch is concerned with saving and preserving our natural environment. In partnership with the Australian Government and the University of Melbourne, members of the public can become involved by registering to monitor a species and recording their observations on line. To find out more about Climate Watch, visit http://www.climatewatch.org.au.