Gold Coast Seniors Week events and beyond - August 15-23

Key: North (N), Central (C), South (S), Booking required (BR or B).

Saturday August 15 to Saturday August 22

9 am - 5 pm - Exercising Made Easy Toning Tables. If you want to find an easier way to get fit and into shape, then your search is over. Our motorised Toning Tables not only make exercising easy, they are ergonomically designed to support your body weight, reduce strain on your joints and strengthen your muscles by completing a series of simple, yet effective isometric exercises. Bookings required 5559 1955. Why Weight Body Toning, Bell Shopping Centre,

Mudgeeraba. Wheelchair accessible. First session is free.

Saturday August 15

(C) 8am - Active & Healthy tai chi, City of Gold Coast. Improve your mind and body connection through control of breath and movement. Country Paradise Parklands, 74 Billabirra Crescent, Nerang. Free. Phone 07 5581 5233

(S) 9am -11.30am - Seniors Week 2015. Coolangatta Croquet Club. Come and try croquet. 42 Lanham Street, Coolangatta. Free. Phone 0491 104 226 or email tjmahaffey@dodo.com.au

Sunday August 16

(S) 8.30am - Active & Healthy yoga, Australian School of Meditation and Yoga. This relaxing and energising exercise benefits the body, mind and soul. Bring a towel or mat. Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads. $3. Phone 07 5554 5440

(S) 10am - 2pm - Woodturning Open Day, Gold Coast Woodturners. Woodturning demonstrations and the benefits of joining a club for seniors. 238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba. Free. Phone 0401 858 683 or email junglejack50@gmail.com

(N) 1Noon - 3.15pm - Indoor Bowls, Runaway Bay and District Indoor Bowls Association. Indoor bowls. Community Hall, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay. $4. Phone 0402 441 942 or email bevjh1@gmail.com

Monday August 17

(N) 8am - Active & Healthy tai chi, City of Gold Coast. Improve your mind and body connection through control of breath and movement. Pacific Pines Central Park, Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines. Free. Phone 07 5581 5233

(N) 8.30am - 5pm - Studio Village Art Display, Village Community Services Inc. Display of SVCC artists' work for viewing and sale. Upper Coomera Community Centre, Reserve Road, Upper Coomera. Free. Phone 07 5529 8253 or email cdo@studiovillage.com.au

(C) 9am-2pm - International Cafe, To celebrate the launch of Seniors Week, MCCGC and CURA Community Services invite you to fun filled day of information, entertainment and more. International performers Judit Molnar Hungarian Opera Singer and Pete Memphis, Elvis tribute artist. Free event includes entry, entertainment, health checks, morning tea and lunch. Located at the Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina.

(C) 9am - noon - Bring a friend - New Vogue Dancing, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Members and friends are invited to come and kick up their heels at our Learner New Vogue Dance class. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. Free. Phone 07 5529 7910

(C) 9am - 2pm - International Cafe, Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast with CURA (insert ¨ above U) Community Services. Expo with exhibits on aged care reform, health, finance, community services. Complimentary lunch and entertainment. Robina Community Centre Auditorium, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. Free. Phone 07 5527 8011 or email jennip@mccgc.com.au

(C) 9.30am - Zumba Gold. A fun, low impact dance fitness class suitable for beginners and seniors. Robina Community Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. $9. Phone 0417 569 998

(S) 9.30am-1.30pm - Senior Sailing, Gold Coast Sailing Club Ltd. Discover Sailing - for the beginner to the advanced. Community Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes. $15. No booking required. Phone 0488 644 757 or email misue2@bigpond.com

(C) 11am - Chair Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga. Gentle and effective exercises help improve respiration, flexibility, mindfulness and wellbeing. Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson Street, Southport. $5. Booking required. Phone 0412 007 689

(N) 11am-11.30am - Active & Healthy aqua. City of Gold Coast. Introduces beginners to base moves and builds fitness in the water within a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. $3. Helensvale Aquatic Centre, Rugby Lane, Helensvale. Phone 07 5573 5797

(C) 12.30pm-2.30pm - Bring a friend - Line Dancing, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Get those boots scooting, grab a friend and come along to our advanced beginners Line Dancing class. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 07 5529 7910

Tuesday August 18

(N) 8.30am-5pm- Studio Village Art Display, Village Community Services Inc. Display of SVCC artists' work for viewing and sale. Upper Coomera Community Centre, Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera. Free. Phone 07 5529 8253 or email cdo@studiovillage.com.au

(S) 10am-11am - Find your family online, City Libraries. Discover the world of digitised content that can help you with your family history research. Upper Coomera Library, corner Reserve and Abraham Rds, Upper Coomera. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5582 9300

(C) 10am-2pm - Horses and high tea. Harmony Hooves Healing Hearts. Spend some time with our horses, have a cup of tea and a chat with others. Gold Coin Donation. Ceramic House, Bischoff Park, Nerang St, Nerang. Booking Required. Phone 0418 147 399

(S) Every half hour from 10.30am to 12pm - Basic technology help, City Libraries. Get one-on-one assistance with your digital devices. BYO laptop, smartphone or tablet and help solve your technology issues. Elanora Library, The Pines Shopping Centre, Guineas Creek Rd, Elanora. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5581 1671

(C) 11am - Meet a Living Book at Runaway Bay Library, the Living Book is a fourth generation Chinese-Australian sharing her perspective of multiculturalism's changing face. Free event, refreshments provided and will be filmed.

(N) Noon-2.30pm - Better health with self-management, Anglicare SQ. A program designed to help protect and promote your health and wellbeing. Helensvale Community Centre, 31 Discovery Drive, Helensvale. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5556 6700

(N) Noon-3.15pm- Indoor Bowls, Runaway Bay and District Indoor Bowls Association. Indoor bowls. Community Hall, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay. $4. Phone 0402 441 942 or email bevjh1@gmail.com

(S) 1pm - Seniors exercise class, Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre. Promotes healthy habits through gentle exercises. Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Gerrard St, Coolangatta. $4-$6. Phone 07 5536 4050

(C) 1pm -Vietnam Veterans Ceremony. Vietnam Veterans Federation - Brisbane Gold Coast Sub Branch Inc. A special ceremony to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. Everyone welcome. 18 Leagues Club Drive, Nerang. Phone 07 5578 2233 or email admin@vietnamveterans.net.au

(N) 1pm-2pm - Basic internet search skills, City Libraries. Learn about the internet, including how to navigate websites and how to use a search engine. Helensvale Library, Helensvale Plaza, corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5581 1625

(C) 1pm-2.30pm - Bring a friend - Exercise/Tai Chi, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Get moving with our exercise and Tai Chi class. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 07 5529 7910.

(C) 7.30pm-9.30pm - Bring a friend - Scottish Dancing, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Get your kilt and your tartans on, grab a mate and join us for an evening of Scottish dancing. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 07 5529 7910

Wednesday August 19

(C) 8.30am - Zumba Gold. A fun, low impact dance fitness class suitable for seniors. Mermaid Beach Community Centre, 2439 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach. $5. Phone 0405 534 842.

(N) 8.30am-5pm - Studio Village Art Display, Village Community Services Inc. Display of SVCC artists' work for viewing and sale. Upper Coomera Community Centre, Reserve Road, Upper Coomera. Free. Phone 07 5529 8253 or email cdo@studiovillage.com.au

(C) 9am-11.30am - Never Alone Friendship Group. Come and join us for a morning of fun and friendship at a Crazy Whist Day with delicious morning tea. Southport Uniting Church Hall, corner Short and Scarborough Streets, Southport. Free. Phone 0412 792 295 or email sportuc@internode.on.net

(C) 9am-noon - Bring a friend - Social New Vogue Dancing, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Members and friends are invited to come and kick up their heels at our Social Vogue Dance class. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 07 5529 7910

(S) 10am - Active & Healthy nifty over fifty, Focus Fitness. This fun, motivated and friendly group training session helps improve posture, balance and strength through gentle exercise. Firth Park, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba. $3. Phone 07 5525 1110

(S) 10am-11am - Understanding mindfulness, City Libraries. Learn how to stay in the moment. Burleigh Heads Library, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5581 7230

(C) 10am-noon - Morning Melodies. A free Seniors Week morning with entertainment, morning tea and refreshments. Nerang Country Paradise, 231 Nerang-Beaudesert Rd, Nerang. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5581 6687 or email nlwilliams@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

(S) 10am - 2pm - U3A Open Day, U3A Twin Towns Inc. An open day showcasing arts, crafts, inner health, history, Information Technology, literature and much more. Entertainment, exercise classes and refreshments provided. 4 Boyd St, Tugun. Free. Phone 07 5534 7333 or email u3atwintowns@gmail.com

(C) 10am-2pm - Horses and high tea. Harmony Hooves Healing Hearts. Spend some time with our horses, have a cup of tea and a chat with others. Gold Coin Donation. Ceramic House, Bischoff Park, Nerang St, Nerang. Booking Required. Phone 0418 147 399

(C) 10.30am - Yoga fitness for seniors. Increase strength, balance and flexibility. Suited to those in rehabilitation. German Club, 2 Jondique Ave, Carrara. $6. Booking required. Phone 0404 668 109

(N) 10.30am-11am - Making home safer for seniors, City Libraries. Practical solutions to help seniors live well at home and safeguard their health and independence. Runaway Bay Library, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5581 7220.

(C) 10.30am-12.30pm - Dance for Parkinson's Gold Coast, Dance for Parkinson's. Explore elements of dance in a stimulating, enjoyable, non-pressured, social environment. No experience necessary. Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Bundall. Free. Booking required. Phone 0412 260 040 or email ericarose@danceforparkinsonsaustralia.org

(S) 11am - Active & Healthy nifty over fifty, 40s Plus Fitness. This fun, motivated and friendly group training session helps improve posture, balance and strength through gentle exercise. Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre, Mattocks Rd, Varsity Lakes. $3. Phone 0435 003 067.

(C) 11.15am-12.15pm - Living Book, City Libraries. Astrid shares the story of life in Italy after World War II, her immigration journey to Australia as a child and how her family made making a life in Australia. Southport Library, corner Garden and Lawson Sts, Southport. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5581 7200.

(C) 9.30am-3pm - "Seniors Serendipity" at Southport Croquet Club, 1 Queen Street, Southport, Come along and join the fun. There's croquet games for everyone. Free entry includes buffet lunch. Wear flat-soled shoes. (07) 5531 4720

(C) 12.15pm-2.15pm - Seniors Meals on Wheels Luncheon, Meals on Wheels Nerang. Two-course lunch with "Sundance" entertainment and refreshments. 35 Mylor St, Nerang. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5596 1026 or email nerangmow@bigpond.com

(C) 12.30pm-3pm -Bring a friend - Tap Dancing, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Get those toes tapping and join us for an afternoon of intermediate and advanced tap dancing. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 07 5529 7910

(C) 1pm-4pm - Seniors Bowls Triples at Broadbeach Bowls Club, 169 Surf Pde, Broadbeach. Come along and have some fun. Game starts at 1pm and includes afternoon tea. Bookings call (07) 5531 5913. Free. Wheelchair access.

Thursday August 20

(N) 8am - Active & Healthy tai chi, City of Gold Coast. Improve your mind and body connection through control of breath and movement. Gainsborough Greens, Ningaloo Drive and Byfield St, Pimpama. $3. Phone 07 5581 5233.

(N) 8.30am-5pm - Studio Village Art Display, Village Community Services Inc. Display of SVCC artists' work for viewing and sale. Upper Coomera Community Centre, Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera. Free. Phone 07 5529 8253 or email cdo@studiovillage.com.au

(C) 9am-noon - Bring a friend - Square Dancing, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Grab your partner do-si-do, take a spin on the floor and have fun as you go. Get your boots scooting for an enjoyable morning of square dancing. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 07 5529 7910

(C) 9.45am - Mature and motivated, Gold Barre. A gentle class for a mature age group who are still seeking some form of exercise that incorporates Pilates and yoga. Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast Highway, Southport (meet outside Caf Rockpool). $5. Phone 0417 367 003

(C) 10am-2pm - Horses and high tea. Harmony Hooves Healing Hearts. Spend some time with our horses, have a cup of tea and a chat with others. Gold Coin Donation. Ceramic House, Bischoff Park, Nerang Street, Nerang. Booking Required. Phone 0418 147 399

(N) 11am-11.30am - Active & Healthy aqua. Introduces beginners to base moves and builds fitness in the water within a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. $3. No booking required. Helensvale Aquatic Centre, Rugby Lane, Helensvale. Phone 07 5573 5797

(C) 12.30pm - Men's health, Ozcare. Individual health screening and group workshops that explore the big issues affecting blokes' wellbeing. Ozcare, 212-218 Highfield Drive, Robina. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5569 6200

(C) 12.30pm-2.30pm - Bring a friend - Intermediate Line Dancing, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Get those boots scooting, grab a friend and come along to our Intermediate Line Dancing class. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 5529 7910.

(C) 2pm-3pm - Open book club, City Libraries. No need to book - everyone welcome. Nerang Library, corner White and Price Sts, Nerang. Free. Phone 07 5581 7180.

Friday August 21

(C) 9am - Zumba Gold. A fun, low-impact dance fitness class suitable for beginners and seniors. Robina Community Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. $9. Phone 0417 569 998.

(C) 9am-noon -Seniors table tennis, Gold Coast Table Tennis Association Inc. Social table tennis for seniors with handicap doubles played in a round robin format. Includes morning tea. 1 Herbertson Drive, Molendinar. $7. Bookings required. Phone 07 5597 1633

(S) 9am-1pm - Seniors Healthy Ageing Expo, Southern GC 60 & Better Program. A fun filled morning of games, activities, information and table tennis competition. Tallebudgera Leisure Centre, 1525 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach. $4 for table tennis. Phone 07 5525 6466 or email manager@goldcoast60andbetter.org.au

(C) 9.30am-11.45am - Come Celebrate Our Week, U3A North Gold Coast Inc. showcasing the diverse cultural backgrounds of members and the North Gold Coast Community. Labrador Community Hub, 55-57 Billington St, Labrador. Gold coin donation. Phone 0437 740 142 or email secretary@u3anorthgc.com

(N) 9.45am - Heartmoves. A gentle physical activity program designed for those with stable, long-term health conditions and those who haven't exercised for a while. $6. Marj Shipman Community Hall, 119 Hansford Rd, Coombabah. Phone 0430 436 781.

(C) 10am-11.30am - Knitting and crochet, City Libraries. Bring your needles, patterns and drop stitches along and receive help from The Country Women's Association. Robina Branch Library, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. Free. Booking required. Phone 5581 1600.

(C) 10am-noon- Bring a friend - New Vogue Workshop, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Members and friends are invited to come and kick up their heels at our Learner New Vogue Dance class. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 5529 7910.

(C) 10am-3.30pm -Viva la Vida - Healthy and Active Living, The Migrant Centre. Promoting healthy and active living through social connections, exercise, adult learning, access and knowledge of health and wellness programs. The Migrant Centre, Southport Community Centre, First Floor 6 Lawson St, Southport. Free. Booking required. Phone 07 5591 7261 or email admin@migrantcentre.org

(S) 10.30am-11am - Active & Healthy deep water running. Introduction to working out in deep water with a buoyancy belt to help improve mobility without impact. $3. Palm Beach Aquatic Centre, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach. Phone 5534 4188

(C) 2pm-3pm - eBook help, City Libraries. Having trouble downloading eBooks to your eReader, tablet, laptop or other device? Staff will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance. Broadbeach Library, 61 Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters. Free. Booking required. Phone 5581 1555.

(C) 7pm-11pm - Bring a friend - New Vogue Dancing, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Members and friends are invited to come and kick up their heels at our Learner New Vogue Dance class. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 5529 7910

Saturday August 22

(C) 8am - Active & Healthy tai chi, City of Gold Coast. Improve your mind and body connection through control of breath and movement. Country Paradise Parklands, 74 Billabirra Cres, Nerang. Free. Phone 5581 5233

(C) 9am-11am - Bring a friend - Intermediate Line Dancing, Southport Senior Citizens Association. Get those boots scooting, grab a friend and come along to our Intermediate Line Dancing class. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. No booking required. Phone 07 5529 7910

(S) 9am-11.30am - Coolangatta Croquet Club. Come and try croquet. 42 Lanham St, Coolangatta. Free. Phone 0491 104 226 or email tjmahaffey@dodo.com.au

(C) 9.30am-5.30pm for 2 days or include overnight stay - A Weekend of Approval (Women's retreat) with Margo, Grace and Dee. The weekend will focus on letting go of some blocks to our "approval factor" about others and ourselves. Come overnight for a full immersion experience or come from 9.30am to 5.30pm each day. Held in the Beautiful Holiday House at 11 Dunkirk Pl, Arundel. Contact Paradise Kids on 5574 6853 to book and pay in advance. Enquiries to Margo on 0409 476 803 or margoknox@hotmail.com. Cost: Single room $90, 2 bed share room $70 or day only for 2 days $50.

(C) 10am - noon - Small space gardening and balcony boxes, Gold Coast Permaculture. Learn how to establish your own nutritious, organic vegie garden using sustainable products. Gold Coast Permaculture Garden, Market St, Carrara. $20 or $10 for concession holder. Booking required. Phone 0409 645 888 or email lynmansfield14@bigpond.com

Sunday August 23

(S) 8.30am- Active & Healthy yoga, Australian School of Meditation and Yoga. This relaxing and energising exercise benefits the body, mind and soul. Bring a towel or mat. Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads. $3. Phone 07 5554 5440.

(C) 9.30-5.30 for 2 days or include overnight stay -A Weekend of Approval (Woman's retreat) with Margo, Grace and Dee. The weekend will focus on letting go of some blocks to our 'approval factor' about others and ourselves. Come overnight for a full immersion experience or come from 9.30am to 5.30pm each day. Held in the Beautiful Holiday House at 11 Dunkirk Pl, Arundel. Contact Paradise Kids on 5574 6853 to book and pay in advance. Enquiries to Margo on 0409 476 803 or margoknox@hotmail.com. Cost: Single room $90, 2 bed Share room $70 or Day only for 2 days $50.

(N) Noon-3.15pm - Indoor Bowls, Runaway Bay and District Indoor Bowls Association. Indoor bowls. Community Hall, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay. $4. Phone 0402 441 942 or email bevjh1@gmail.com

Please note: Seniors Week information was correct at the time of publication.


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