Brisbane Seniors Week events - August 15-23

Saturday August 15

9am-noon

AGE 50+ CYCLE FROM SOUTH BANK TO WEST END, MT COOT-THA: Social ride from South Bank to West End Markets for a coffee and a walkabout. Then, cycle to Mt Coot-tha where you will amble through the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Cycle back to South Bank via the Bicentennial Bikeway. Meet at the Wheel of Brisbane. Bring bicycle and helmet if you have one otherwise phone Ross on 0417462875. Cycle hire $15, otherwise free event. South Bank Parklands, Cnr Ernest Street, Stanley Street and Grey Street, South Brisbane.

10am-5pm

FREE MINI BUS TOUR - BRISBANE BOTANIC GARDENS: This interesting tour takes you through Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Trips run regularly throughout the day for the duration of 45 minutes. No bookings required. For more information please phone 34032535. Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 157 Mount Coot-tha Road, Mount Coot-tha.

10am-2pm

SEASONS SENIORS WEEK EXHIBITION @ MANGO HILL: Come and experience a 'happy day' for Seniors Week at the Seasons Mango Hill Exhibition where you can experience the 'Ekka' without the crowd (and the flu). Free event.

Booking phone number 3293 6200. Email: mangohilladmin@seasonsagedcare.com.au for further information.

10.30am-11.30am

SENIORS WEEK LITERARY TEA AND TRIVIA @ INDOOROOPILLY: Come along for a morning of fun to celebrate the start of Seniors Week. Make friends and test your literary knowledge with trivia questions. Individuals and groups welcome. Bookings required. Indooroopilly Library. Phone 34070009.

11am-1pm

MOOROOKA LIONS SENIORS CONCERT: Free musical concert and singalong for seniors and their families who reside in the Moorooka area and including a light luncheon at Moorooka Community Centre, Gainsborough Street, Moorooka. To book phone 34031730.

2pm-4.30pm

GARDENING SKILLS - MORNINGSIDE: Make your own bio-fertiliser with expert Ismail Moola. Wear closed in shoes and bring gardening gloves. Call Inspire Sustainability on 0407059509 to book. Event held at 118 Blackwood Avenue, Morningside.

7.30pm-10pm

SALISBURY'S SATURDAY NIGHT BINGO: Salisbury & District Senior Citizens Welfare Association Incorporated, 87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. Let's stir the grey matter as we cross off the numbers in a friendly social atmosphere. Light refreshments available. Games start at $3. Phone: (07) 3275 3218 for further information.

Sunday August 16

10am-3pm

SALFORD WATERS WHITE ELEPHANT STALL: Salford Waters Retirement Village, 9 Salford Street, Victoria Point, Victoria Point. The Residents of Salford Waters Retirement Village would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in purchasing pre-loved items. All items are in good condition, no electrical items or furniture. A craft stall will also be held at the same time. So please come along and grab a bargain. Email: caroletemp144@gmail.com.

2pm-3.30pm

LORD MAYOR'S SENIORS GALA CABARET - BRISBANE: An afternoon with Brisbane's talented seniors and celebrity guests including Rhonda Burchmore and Rachael Beck in the beautiful Brisbane City Hall. $5 Bookings from www.qtix.com.au or call 136246. Wheelchair accessible. For a free sneak peak visit Queen Street mall on Sunday August 9 from 12noon- 1pm.

2pm-4.30pm

BAREFOOT BOWLS @ GAYTHORNE: Gaythorne Bowls, Sports and Community Club, 18 Prospect Road, Gaythorne is conducting a barefoot bowls afternoon and welcome seniors to participate. Cost: Seniors $8. Bookings required. Please contact Bob Clifton on 0402107697.

Monday August 17

7am-8am

PILATES @ SHORNCLIFFE: Lower Moore Park, Park Parade, Shorncliffe. Strengthen stabilising muscles of the spine and pelvis through abdominal based exercises. Bring a towel and mat. Meet near the jetty. Website: http://brisbane.qld.gov.au/live for further information.

8am-9am

TAI CHI FOR HEALTHY & ACTIVE AGEING @ KENMORE HILLS: Old Friary, 139 Brookfield Road, Kenmore Hills. This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Meet at the back of the building. Free event.

8am-9am

TAI CHI QIGONG FOR HEALTHY & ACTIVE AGEING - ALGESTER: Col Bennett Park, Ridgewood Road, Yorrell Street, Algester. Energy exercises with the aim of improving strength, stability, mental and physical health and well-being. Meet at the playground, Col Bennett Park, Algester. Free event.

9am-noon

ACTIVE LIVING SENIORS EXPO AND ART EXHIBITION: Lifetec, Level 1, Reading Newmarket Shopping Centre, Cnr Newmarket and Enoggera Roads, Newmarket. The Active Living Seniors Expo at LifeTec will provide a very enjoyable and informative seniors expo, art exhibition, entertainment and free morning tea. Phone 35529000 for further information. Free event.

9am-1.30pm

SENIORS WEEK OPENING CONCERT @ CARINA: Carina Senior Citizens, 1 Edmund Street, Carina. Steve Minnikin MP will join the Carina Senior Citizens Club in officially opening Seniors Week in Carina. With morning tea, a concert by Coral and Val followed by a lunch. Cost: $22. Please note tickets are not available at the door. Booking phone number a.m. on 33954636 PM or 33906039.

9.30am-9.30pm

CELEBRATE SENIORS WEEK AT DENDY PORTSIDE: Dendy Cinemas, Level 1, Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton. Dendy Portside is celebrating Seniors week with an amazing deal. Seniors can see any film at any time for just $5. As an added bonus - Seniors can see the following films at 10am for just $2 and receive a complimentary morning tea.

9.30am-10.30am

ZUMBA GOLD @ SHORNCLIFFE: Lower Moore Park, Park Parade, Shorncliffe. A fun way to get fit. Invigorating dance and fitness session that provides modified, easy to follow, low-impact moves. Meet near the playground. Free event.

9.30am-noon

INDOOR BOWLS @ SALISBURY: Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Welfare Association Incorporated, 87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. Arrive 9.30am for morning tea with Bowls starting at 10am and finishing around 12noon. Cost for Members $4, Non-Members $4.50. No skill required, come and enjoy a friendly game of bowls.

9.30am-10.30am

SWISS-BALL AND PILATES CLASS @ CHELMER: Chelmer Community Centre, Cnr Queenscroft and Halsbury Street, Chelmer. A low intensity, easy workout that includes a mixture of strength, balance and Pilates exercises. Please bring your own swiss ball and small dumbbells. Meet downstairs in the martial arts room. Free event.

9.30am-10.30am

TAI CHI FOR BALANCE & HEALTHY AGEING @ THE GAP: This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Meet opposite the Police Station at Walton Bridge Reserve, The Gap. Cost: $5.

10am-11am

SPIN CYCLING @ PADDINGTON: Enjoy a virtual cycling tour indoors while listening to themed music. Meet at reception on level 3 and bring a towel. Lang Park PCYC, Suncorp Stadium, 40 Castlemaine Street, Paddington. Booking required: Contact Lang Park PCYC on 33692647.

10am-noon

SENIORS WEEK CONCERTS @ MT GRAVATT: See a showcase of the music that started a revolution, the story of Rock'n'Roll with toe tapping songs from mid 1950-s through to 1960's. Enjoy the Swizzle Trio at Southside Sports and Community Club, 76 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, Upper Mt Gravatt. Free event.

Phone 3403 8888 for further information.

10.30am-11.30am

YOGA @ HOLLAND PARK: CB Mott Park, Abbotsleigh Street, Holland Park. Bring some tranquillity into your life through this mind body session. Bring a towel and/or exercise mat. Meet at the rotunda at CB Mott Park, Holland Park. Free event.

11am-noon

SEATED PLAYFUL MOVEMENT TO MUSIC @ KENMORE: Kenmore Library, Kenmore Village Shopping Centre, Kenmore. Join us for a fun movement program that almost anyone can do. Work your body as you sit and get your brain working! Gentle or energetic, enjoy the music and the friendship as we move our way through the 21 Tools of Ageless Grace.

11.30am-12.30pm

STEADY STEPS @ STAFFORD: The Community Place, 33 Teevan Street, Stafford. Gain confidence by learning good posture to assist in balance and walking. Also learn about the risk factors and situations to avoid.

12.30pm-2pm

ZILLMERE BEADING WORKSHOP: Zillmere Community Centre, 54 Handford Rd, Zillmere. You are invited to attend a beading workshop at the Zillmere Community Centre. Make a piece of jewellery that's yours to keep. Coffee/tea included. Bookings required, phone 38652880. Free event.

1pm-2pm

SOUND HEALING @ STAFFORD: The Community Place, 33 Teevan Street, Stafford. Everybody has seven energy centres (chakras) which serve as junction points between our body and mind. You will learn how to meditate and connect with your life energy using Tibetan singing and healing bowls. Free event.

1pm-2pm

ZUMBA GOLD @ ROMA STREET PARKLAND Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane. A fun way to get fit! Invigorating dance and fitness sessions that provides modified, easy to follow, low-impact moves. Parking is available on Parkland Boulevard. Follow the signs to the Amphitheatre where we will meet. Free event.

1.30pm-2.30pm

TAI CHI QIGONG FOR HEALTHY & ACTIVE AGEING @ CLAYFIELD

Energy exercises with the aim of improving strength, stability, mental and physical health and well-being. Meet near the children's play area, Oriel Park, Clayfield.

1.30pm-4pm

OLD TIME/NEW VOGUE DANCE @ SALISBURY: Seniors welcome to attend Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Welfare Association Old Time/New Vogue dance at 87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. Cost $5.50 includes afternoon tea. Phone 32753218 for further information.

5pm-6pm

WALK AND TALK @ CHERMSIDE: Heart Foundation Walking is structured around organised groups as this complements the social aspect of walking. Come along and join the walking- talking group. 7th Bridge Park, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside. Free event.

Tuesday August 18

7am-8am

SALISBURY STROLLERS @ SALISBURY: Come along and join Salisbury Strollers walking in Russ Hall Park, Cripps Street, Salisbury. Meet in Club Car Park and enjoy pleasant company for a walk. No cost involved. Phone 3275 3218 for further information.

7am-8am

TAI CHI QIGONG FOR HEALTHY & ACTIVE AGEING @ MANLYEnergy exercises with the aim of improving strength, stability, mental and physical health and well-being. Meet near Rotunda at Devesen Park (adjoins George Clayton Park), Manly. Free event.

9am-noon

DAY OF CREATIVITY @ GOODNA: Frank McGreevy Function Centre, Brisbane Terrace, Goodna. This event will include various workshops designed to promote health and wellbeing by encouraging the creative process and connecting with others. There will be creative arts and musical workshops plus a light lunch provided. The artwork created will be showcased at the Supper and Sing to be held on Friday, August 21, 2015. Email: kbrowne@ipswich.qld.gov.au for further information.

9am-noon

500 CARDS @ SALISBURY: Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Welfare Association Incorporated, 87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. 500 Cards from 9am to noon or continue to 2pm, includes tea and coffee. Cost for Members $4, Non-Members $4.50. Come and enjoy the friendship and social game of cards. Phone 3275 3218 for further information.

9am-3pm

BRIBIE ISLAND RETIREMENT VILLAGE SENIORS EXPO: The Bribie Island Retirement Village will be hosting the Seniors Expo in the Club House. Local service providers will provide valuable information, local singers 'The Gleemens and Gallery Singers' will entertain you and morning and afternoon tea as well as a light lunch will be available. Bookings required, phone 3410 3708. Bribie Island Retirement Village, 12-40 Foley Street, Bongaree. Free event.

9.30am-10.30am

PILATES 2 @ CLAYFIELD: Oriel Park, Oriel Road, Clayfield. Strengthen stabilising muscles of the spine and pelvis through abdominal based exercises. Bring a towel and mat. Meet near the children's play area. Free event.

9.30am-10.30am

PILATES @ MT GRAVATT: Gentle Fitness at Mt Gravatt Progress Hall, 1873 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Enjoy specifically designed sessions to increase your fitness in a social environment. Bookings required, phone 34039141. Cost: $5.

9.30am-9.30pm

CELEBRATE SENIORS WEEK AT DENDY PORTSIDE: Dendy Cinemas, Level 1, Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton. Dendy Portside is celebrating Seniors week with an amazing deal! Seniors can see ANY film at ANY time for just $5! As an added bonus - seniors can see the following films at 10am for just $2 and receive a complimentary morning tea!

10am-noon

BOGGO ROAD GAOL: As a Super Special for Queensland Seniors we are offering a discounted $15.99 tour price of Boggo Road, Gaol, Boggo Road, Annerley. This price includes an hour guided tour through Boggo Road Gaol complete with a cup of tea and coffee on arrival. As part of the senior's week program these tours will be a public tour open to all seniors with no minimum number of people required to attend. Bookings essential. Phone Sue on 38440059.

10am-noon

SENIORS CONCERT @ ARANA LEAGUES CLUB: Kick up your heels this Seniors Week with a 1950s and 1960s inspired concert with Swizzle Trio at Arana Leagues Club, 247 Lawson Pde, Keperra. Enjoy a day of dancing, great upbeat tunes and making memories with old and new friends. Complimentary Morning Tea provided and lucky door prizes to win. Call us now to book 33541333.

10am-noon

SENIORS WEEK CONCERT @ CORINDA See a showcase of the music that started a revolution, the story of Rock'n'Roll with toe tapping songs from mid 1950-s through to 1960's. Enjoy Facin' the Crowd at Sherwood Services Club, 2 Clewley Street, Corinda. Free event.

10am-noon

SENIORS WEEK CONCERT @ KEPERRA: See a showcase of the music that started a revolution, the story of Rock'n'Roll with toe tapping songs from mid 1950-s through to 1960's. Enjoy Swizzle Trio at 247 Dawson Parade, Keperra. Free event.

10am-1.30pm

BINGO AND LUNCH @ ZILLMERE: Zillmere Community Centre, 54 Handford Rd, Zillmere. Come and join us for Bingo and Lunch. Win some great prizes. Free event. Bookings essential Phone 3865 2880.

10am-11am

SENIORS WEEK

ISKILLS: KEEP YOUR MIND ALIVE: Come to this interactive social session to explore a range of fun and interesting apps and games that will help to keep your brain active and healthy. Basic computer or device skills helpful but not essential. Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Rd, Coopers Plains. Bookings required, phone 3403 1530.

11am-noon

SENIORS WEEK

ISKILLS: KEEP YOUR MIND ALIVE: Come to this interactive social session to explore a range of fun and interesting apps and games that will help to keep your brain active and healthy. Basic computer or device skills helpful but not essential. Carina Library, Mayfield Rd, Carina. Bookings required, phone 34071873.

11.30am-12.30pm

ZUMBA GOLD @ MT OMMANEY: The Centenary Place, 171 Dandenong Road, Mt Ommaney. Designed to condition the entire body using a variety of exercise modalities good for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Bring light weight dumbbells if you have them. Meet at the hall next to the Library. Bookings required, phone 34039141. Cost: $5.

1pm

BOWLS @ WAVELL HEIGHTS: Seniors are welcome to participate in Mixed Bowls (pairs and triples) at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. Seniors not yet playing bowls will be made welcome and coached. All enquiries to the club on 33592142, Secretary Jill on 3865 1574 or email: bowls@nsbc.com.au.

1.30pm-2.30pm

THERABAND EXERCISES @ SALISBURY: Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Welfare Association Incorporated, 87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. Cost $2.00. Come and join in for some gentle exercise to music with friendly company. Free event. Phone 32753218 for further information.

5pm-6pm

WALK AND TALK @ CHERMSIDE: Heart Foundation Walking is structured around organised groups as this complements the social aspect of walking. Come along and join the walking- talking group. While walking can also be a great way to get to know your neighbours and neighbourhood. 7th Bridge Park, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside. Free event.

Wednesday August 19

9am-10am

TAI CHI FOR BALANCE AND HEALTHY AGEING @ KENMORE: Cubberla Creek Reserve, Akuna Street, Kenmore. This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Meet near the playground, Sutling Street at Cubberla Creek Reserve. Phone Council on 34038888 for further information. Free event.

9am-noon

500 Cards @ SALISBURY: Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Welfare Association Incorporated,

87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. 500 Cards from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon or continue to 2.00 pm, includes Tea or Coffee. Cost for Members $4.00, Non-Members $4.50. Come and enjoy the friendship and social game of Cards. Free event. Phone: 32753218.

9am-12.30pm

BOWLS @ WAVELL HEIGHTS: Seniors are welcome to participate in Ladies morning tea, craft and bowls at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. Seniors not yet playing bowls will be made welcome and coached. Entries by 5pm Tuesday, 18 August. Enquiries phone 33592142 or Secretary Jill on 38651584 or email: bowls@nsbc.com.au.

9.30am-10.30am

TAI CHI FOR HEALTHY AGEING @ SHORNCLIFFE: Lower Moora Park, Park Parade, Shorncliffe. This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Meet at shelter at the end of the car park - Lower Moora Park, Shorncliffe. Free event.

9.30am-10.30am

GENTLE FITNESS @ COORPAROO: Coorparoo School of Arts, 208 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo. Enjoy specifically designed sessions to increase your fitness in a social environment. Cost: $5. Booking phone number 34039141.

9.30am-1pm

BURNIE BRAE WELLNESS EXPO @ CHERMSIDE: Burnie Brae Centre, 60 Kuran Street, Chermside. A free event focused on health and wellbeing for over 50s and including morning tea. Information stalls and interactive displays plus expert presentations on a range of health matters. Special guest speaker is ABC radio personality, Professor Roly Sussex. All welcome. Bookings: phone 36242100.

9.30am-2pm

AGE IS NO BARRIER OPEN DAY @ MITCHELTON: Mitchie Day Club, Cnr Ruby Rd & Blackwood St, Mitchelton. Feeling lonely, Feeling blue, See what Mitchie Day Club can do for you. Tai Chi demonstration and session.

9.30am-9.30pm

CELEBRATE SENIORS WEEK AT DENDY PORTSIDE: Level 1, Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton. Dendy Portside is Celebrating Seniors week with an amazing deal! Seniors can see ANY film at ANY time for just $5. As an added bonus seniors can see films at 10am for just $2 and receive a complimentary morning tea! Phone: 31376002 for session information.

10am-noon

SENIORS WEEK CELEBRATION @ INALA: Inala Community Hall, Wirraway Parade, Inala. All welcome to celebrate with us. There will be entertainment, wonderful prizes and morning tea. Email: daos1948@bigpond.comfor further information.

10am-noon

RECYCLED RAGERS VARIETY PERFORMANCE @ KIPPA-RING: Recycled Ragers, Peninsula Gardens, 56 Miller Street, Kippa-Ring. This is a variety show that is being taken to the people. A variety of performers will sing, dance, provide humour and poetically entertain their way into your hearts. Free event.

10am-noon

BOGGO ROAD GAOL As a Super Special for Queensland Seniors we are offering a discounted $15.99 tour price of Boggo Road, Gaol, Boggo Road, Annerley. This price includes an hour guided tour through Boggo Road Gaol complete with a cup of tea and coffee on arrival. As part of the senior's week program these tours will be a public tour open to all seniors with no minimum number of people required to attend. Bookings essential. Phone Sue on (07) 38440059.

10am-noon

SENIORS WEEK CONCERT @ WYNNUM: See a showcase of the music that started a revolution, the story of Rock'n'Roll with toe tapping songs from mid 1950-s through to 1960's. Enjoy Swizzle Trio at Wynnum RSL, 174 Tingal Road, Wynnum. Free event.

10am-noon

SENIORS WEEK CONCERT @ WEST END: See a showcase of the music that started a revolution, the story of Rock'n'Roll with toe tapping songs from mid 1950-s through to 1960's. Enjoy Facin' the Crowd at West End Club, 6 Vulture Street, West End. Free event.

10.30am-noon

A YARN FOR THE NEXT GENERATION @ BRACKEN RIDGE: Have you ever been told your life would make a good book? Want to meet a few like-minded people and swap stories? If you have been thinking of writing a few yarns, come along to Bracken Ridge Library and hear some beginner's stories and perhaps start your own. Presented by Jacqueline Smart Ferguson. Phone 36676060.

10.30am-11.30am

TAI CHI FOR BALANCE, STABILITY AND HEALTHY AGEING - BULIMBA: Vic Lucas Park, Quay Street, Bulimba. This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Meet at Vic Lucas Park, Bulimba. Free event.

10.30am-1.30am

SENIORS LUNCHEON @ INALA: Seniors Luncheon at Our Place Hall, Cnr Japonica & Robinia Street, Inala. Inala Community House would like to invite you to a Seniors Luncheon to celebrate Seniors Week. Cost: $2. Bookings required, phone 38790046.

11am

SEATED PLAYFUL MOVEMENT TO MUSIC @ KENMORE: Kenmore Library, Kenmore Village Shopping Centre, Kenmore. Join us for a fun movement program that almost anyone can do. Work your body as you sit and get your brain working! Gentle or energetic, enjoy the music and the friendship as we move our way through the 21 Tools of Ageless Grace. Free event.

11am-1pm

SHOWCASING COMMUNIFY @ PADDINGTON: Paddington Centre (downstairs), 132 Latrobe Tce, Paddington Brisbane. All local residents are welcome to "Showcasing Communify Qld Paddington Centre" and find out about the many enabling, stimulating health oriented, social and outreach activities offered at the centre. Demonstrations, information and light refreshments will be available to all ages and abilities. Bookings: 33663723.

11.30am-12.30pm

GENTLE FITNESS @ STAFFORD: The Community Place, 33 Teevan Street, Stafford. Enjoy specifically designed sessions to increase your fitness in a social environment. Cost: $5. Bookings required, phone 34039141.

11.30am

ZUMBA GOLD @ MT GRAVATT: Mt Gravatt Progress Hall, 1873 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Ditch the workout - join the party -featuring rhythms and dance moves to Latin and International beats targeted to suit older participants and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Cost: $5. Bookings required, phone 34039141.

noon-1pm

GATHERING FEATURING NUNUKUL YUGGERA - QUEEN STREET MALL: Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, Gathering brings people together to celebrate, share stories and connect with culture. Experience the ancient dreamtime through the earthy and moving spiritual performance of the descendants of the Nunukul Yuggera Yugimbir and Nugi tribes, as they perform Aboriginal stories and dance passed on for thousands of years. Free event at Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Central.

2pm-3.30pm

A YARN FOR THE NEXT GENERATION @ SUNNYBANK HILLS: Have you ever been told your life would make a good book? Want to meet a few like-minded people and swap stories? If you have been thinking of writing a few yarns, come along to Sunnybank Hills Library and hear some beginner's stories and perhaps start your own. Presented by Jacqueline Smart Ferguson. Phone 34070571.

2.30pm-4pm

YOGA FOR YOUR HEALTH @ MORNINGSIDE: Anglican Church Parish Centre, 706 Wynnum Road, Morningside. Learn to calm your mind, release tension and improve your flexibility. Poses are safe, reliable and supported to meet your body's needs. Classes begin and end with a lovely relation/guided awareness. Free event.

Thursday August 20

7.30am-8.30am

PILATES @ NUDGEE: Strengthen stabilising muscles of the spine and pelvis through abdominal based exercises. Bring a towel and mat. Nudgee Beach Reserve, Fortitude Street, Nudgee Beach. Free event.

8:30am-9.30am

TAI CHI FOR BALANCE, STABILITY AND HEALTHY AGEING @ BARDON: This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Meet near the playground at Fletcher Parade Park, Fletcher Parade, Bardon. Free event.

9am start

BINGO @ SALISBURY: Come and enjoy Bingo in a friendly atmosphere. Arrive 9.00 am for games starting at 10am. Light refreshments available. Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Welfare Association Incorporated. 87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. Wheelchair accessible. Cost start from $3.

9.30am-10.30am

FIRE SAFETY TALK @ ZILLMERE: Zillmere Community Centre, 54 Handford Rd, Zillmere. Mike Peters from Queensland Fire Emergency Services will speak on 'Fire Safety around the home'. Tea/Coffee included. Booking phone number 38652880. Free event.

9.30am-10.30am

TAI CHI FOR BALANCE & HEALTHY AGEING @ STAFFORD: Keong Park, Teevan Street, Stafford. This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Meet near Meals on Wheels, Keong Park, Teevan Street, Stafford. Free event.

9.30am-11.30am

BUS AND WALKING TOUR - GALLERY HOPPING - BRISBANE: Personally Yours Tours, Cnr Turbot and Albert Street, Brisbane. Visit seven galleries in New Farm, Brisbane City and Paddington. Commentary provided throughout the tour by your very knowledgeable guide. Meet at the bus stop in front of the Brisbane Dental Hospital. Bookings required - phone Personally Yours Tours 32636493. Cost: $18.

9.30am-11.30am

SEED SAVING AND PLANT PROPAGATION @ MORNINGSIDE: Beelarong Community Farm, Cnr York and Beverley Street, Morningside. Learn various propagating methods. Bookings call Beelarong Community Farm on 0401168657. Free.

9.30am-9.30pm

CELEBRATE SENIORS WEEK AT DENDY PORTSIDE: Dendy Cinemas, Level 1, Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton. Dendy Portside is celebrating Senior's week with an amazing deal! Seniors can see any film at any time for just $5. As an added bonus - Senior's can see the following films at 10am for just $2 and receive a complimentary morning tea.

10am

WYNNUM 60 & BETTER "MOCK OLYMPICS": Wynnum 60 & Better invites you to their Mock Olympics at Sea Scouts Hall, 359 Upper Esplanade, Darling Point, Wynnum. Bring along your sense of humour for a fun morning of team games. You're never too old to play, no running required. A BBQ lunch available at a cost of $3. Register to participate, phone 33486306 or at Shop 12, 66 Bay Terrace, Wynnum.

10am-1pm

SENIORS MOCK OLYMPICS @ MANLY: Bayside Sea Scouts Hall & park surrounds, 358 Upper Esplanade, Manly. By popular demand we're doing it again! There will be lots of laughs, with tutus and crazy hats, novelty races, skittles and croquet. Sign up so you can be placed in a team and to help us with catering. The "winning" team will be awarded the Mock Olympics Trophy. We'll also enjoy a BBQ lunch and tea and coffee is provided. Bring your hat and water bottle. Phone Colleen 33486306. Cost: $3.

10am-11am

SOCIAL MEDIA - BRISBANE WEST SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE: BrisWest Centre, 132 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. Leanne Hardcastle will hold an open discussion about Social Media - the popular types of Social Media - what suits your needs? How can it serve your life? Your interests? Your business? How often do you get to chat to someone whose business is Social Media about the different options available? Cost: $10.

10am-noon

SENIORS WEEK CONCERT @ CARINA: Kick up your heels this Seniors Week with 1950s and 1960s inspired concerts in 10 different venues across Brisbane. Enjoy a day of dancing to the upbeat tunes by Swizzle Trio, eating great food and making memories with old and new friends. Concert at Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Road, Carina. Free event.

10am-noon

SENIORS WEEK CONCERT @ SANDGATE: Kick up your heels this Seniors Week with 1950s and 1960s inspired concerts in 10 different venues across Brisbane. Enjoy a day of dancing to the upbeat tunes by Facin' the Crowd, eating great food and making memories with old and new friends. Concert at Sandgate RSL, 50 Keogh Street, Sandgate. Free event.

10am-noon

BOGGO ROAD GAOL: As a Super Special for Queensland Seniors we are offering a discounted $15.99 tour price of Boggo Road, Gaol, Boggo Road, Annerley. This price includes an hour guided tour through Boggo Road Gaol complete with a cup of tea and coffee on arrival. As part of the senior's week program these tours will be a public tour open to all seniors with no minimum number of people required to attend. Bookings essential. Phone Sue on 38440059.

10am-2pm

ELAN VITAL - 90 PLUS CLUB @ WOOLLOONGABBA: Metro Community Hub, 22 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba, Our yearly celebration of our wonderful nonagenarians. People who turn 90 this year and a carer are welcome to attend. There will be morning tea, lunch and entertainment. Please book on 33918122 for both the person and a carer.

10.30am - 11.30am

FITNESS 4 SENIORS @ BARDON: A cardio, strength, mobility and balance exercise routine for active seniors. Bring a towel. Meet at the David Avenue Car Park. Bowman Park, David Avenue, Bardon. Free event.

10.30am-noon

A YARN FOR THE NEXT GENERATION @ FAIRFIELD: Fairfield Library, Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre/180 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield. Have you ever been told your life would make a good book? Want to meet a few like-minded people and swap stories? If you have been thinking of writing a few yarns, come along to Fairfield Library and hear some beginner's stories and perhaps start your own. Presented by Jacqueline Smart Ferguson. Phone 34038615. Free event.

10.30am-12.30pm

SENIORS WEEK CONCERT @ CARINA: Kick up your heels this Seniors Week with 1950s and 1960s inspired concerts in 10 different venues across Brisbane. Enjoy a day of dancing to the upbeat tunes by Swizzle Trio, eating great food and making memories with old and new friends. Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Road, Carina. Wheelchair accessible. Free event.

11am-noon

FITNESS AND FLEXIBILITY@ MT COOT-THA: Low impact fitness and compound exercises to improve balance, agility, strength and core stability. Bring a towel. Bookings required. Please contact What A Life on 0406425561. Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Meet at Information Kiosk. Free event.

11am-noon

ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION - ZILLMERE: Zillmere Community Centre 54 Handford Rd, Zillmere. Natashia Love from the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit will be speaking about 'Elder Abuse'. Light lunch provided following talk. To book: Email: enquires@necsg.org.au. Free event.

11am-12.30pm

COOKING - HERBS AND SPICES@ BOWEN HILLS: Transform the flavours in your meals by using the right combination of herbs and spices. Both savoury and sweet recipes will be prepared. You become the chef and share the finished product at the end of the session. Held at Nutrition Australia, 6/100 Campbell Street, Bowen Hills. Meet at Reception. It is essential that you wear enclosed footwear and be capable of climbing the steps to the kitchen. Bookings required, phone 3257 4393.

11.30am-12.30pm

GENTLE FITNESS @ MT GRAVATT PCYC, 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt. Whether you are new to exercise or previously exercised, we will ensure that you have an experience that is enjoyable and provides you with the opportunity to work at your capacity. Free event.

11.30 am-2.30pm

SHED 100 SENIORS WEEK LUNCHEON @ JINDALEE: A formal luncheon event to be held at the Jindalee Golf Course Restaurant for Shed 100 members and their respective wife's and partners to celebrate Seniors Week. Invitations will be issued to the local Brisbane City Council Councillor (Cr M. Bourke) and to the local state member of parliament (T. Smith MP) to join in festivities and to address the group on the value of the contributions Seniors can, and do make to the community. Jindalee Gold Club, 92 Yallambie Road, Jindalee. Free event.

12.30pm-1.30pm

SCAMS AND SAFETY @ ZILLMERE: Zillmere Community Centre, 54 Handford Rd, Zillmere. Constable Megan from Queensland police will present a talk on Safety in the home, Personal safety and Scams. Afternoon tea provided. Bookings required, phone 38652880.

1pm

BOWLS @ WAVELL HEIGHTS: Seniors are welcome to participate in Men's Pairs Bowls at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. Seniors not yet playing bowls will be made welcome and coached. All enquiries to the club on 3359 2142, Secretary Jill on 38651574 or email: bowls@nsbc.com.au.

1pm-2pm

SENIORS SAFETY AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD @ ZILLMERE: Zillmere Community Centre, 54 Handford Rd, Zillmere. You are invited to attend a talk on 'Road safety, safety in the home, safety while you're out and about; and scams'. Constable Megan from Queensland State Police will present the talk. The event is free of charge, afternoon tea provided. Bookings required, phone 38652880.

1pm-2pm

TAI CHAIR @ MT GRAVATT: PCYC, 90 Klumpp Road, Mt Gravatt. Develop strength, core stability, balance and relaxation with gentle exercises performed either seated on a chair or standing with use of a chair for support. Free event.

1.30pm-2.30pm

TAI CHI FOR HEALTHY AGEING @ ASHGROVE: This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels and ability. Free event. Bookings not required. Meet at the hall behind St Michael's Church, 250 Banks Street, Ashgrove. Contact 0400335645 for further information.

1.30pm- 2.30pm

TAI CHI FOR BALANCE AND HEALTHY AGEING @ DORRINGTON: This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Meet at the hall behind the church - St Michael's Church Hall, Dorrington. St Michael's Church Hall, 250 Banks Street, Dorrington. Cost $5.

1.30pm-2.30pm

AQUA ZUMBA @ RUNCORN: Runcorn Pool, 37 Bonemill Road, Runcorn. Take the party to the water using rhythms and dance moves to Latin and International beats targeted to suit older participants and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Wear swimwear and bring a towel. Meet at the indoor pool, Runcorn. Free Aqia Zumba, however fee for pool entry.

2pm-3pm

SENIORS WEEK ISKILLS: KEEP YOUR MIND ALIVE: Come to this interactive social session to explore a range of fun and interesting apps and games that will help to keep your brain active and healthy. Basic computer or device skills helpful but not essential. Banyo Library, 284 St Vincents Rd, Banyo. Bookings required, phone 34032200. Free event.

3pm- 4pm

STRETCH BAND PILATES @ MANSFIELD: Adding a new element to Pilates, the stretchband workout will provide you with more fitness skills to enhance your overall well-being, increase mobility and improve flexibility. Benefit from improved posture and body awareness. Bring a towel and/or exercise mat and a stretchband if you have one. Meet near the Basketball Cresthaven Park, Banika Street, Mansfield. Free event.

5pm-6pm

WALK AND TALK @ ASPLEY: Marchant Park, Ellison Road, Aspley. Heart Foundation Walking is structured around organised groups as this complements the social aspect of walking. When group walking- talking while walking can also be a great way to get to know your neighbours and neighbourhood. Seasonal timings.

Friday August 21

7.30am-8.30am

TAI CHI QIGONG FOR HEALTHY @ CHERMSIDE: Energy exercises with the aim of improving strength, stability, mental and physical health and well-being. Meet at Community Gardens, Burnie Brae Park, Kuran Street, Chermside. No bookings required. Free event. Phone 0402714494 for further information.

8.30am-9.30am

TAI CHI FOR HEALTHY AND ACTIVE AGEING @ NEWSTEAD: This dynamic mind and body activity will invigorate you and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. A proven falls prevention program that is adapted for all levels of ability. Meet at the shelter at Water Front Park, Newstead, Water Front Park, Waterloo Street, Newstead. Free event.

9.15am-10.15am

YOGA @ CARINDALE: Bring some tranquillity into your life through this mind body session. Breathe in clarity and relax into stretches to enjoy better health and improve sleep by becoming more in tune with your body. Meet at Carindale Recreation Reserve, Cadogan & Bedivere Streets, Carindale. Bring towel and/or exercise mat. No bookings required. Free event. Phone 0498070333 for further information. Free event.

9.15am - 10.15am

YOGA @ CARINDALE: Bring some tranquillity into your life through this mind body session. Breathe in clarity and relax into stretches to enjoy better health and improved sleep by becoming more in tune with your body. Bring a towel and/or exercise mat. Meet near the rear car park at Carindale Recreation Reserve, Carindale. Free.

9.30am-10.30am

YOGA @ STAFFORD: Become more flexible, fit and relaxed. This session is specifically designed for beginners and finishes with meditation. The Community Place, 33 Teevan Street, Stafford. Free event.

9.30am-9.30pm

CELEBRATE SENIORS WEEK AT DENDY PORTSIDE: Dendy Cinemas, Level 1, Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton. Dendy Portside is celebrating Seniors week with an amazing deal! Seniors can see ANY film at ANY time for just $5. As an added bonus - seniors can see the following films at 10am for just $2 and receive a complimentary morning tea.

9.30am-noon

INDOOR BOWLS @

SALISBURY: Arrive 9.30am for Morning Tea with Bowls starting at 10.00 am. Finishing around 12noon. No skill required, come and enjoy a friendly game of Bowls. Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Welfare Association Inc, 87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. Wheelchair accessible. Cost for Members $4, Non-Members $4.50.

10am-11am

SENIORS WEEK

ISKILLS: KEEP YOUR MIND ALIVE: Come to this interactive social session to explore a range of fun and interesting apps and games that will help to keep your brain active and healthy. Basic computer or device skills helpful but not essential. Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove. Bookings required, phone 34071940. Free event.

10am-11am

SENIORS WEEK

ISKILLS: KEEP YOUR MIND ALIVE: Come to this interactive social session to explore a range of fun and interesting apps and games that will help to keep your brain active and healthy. Basic computer or device skills helpful but not essential. Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mt Gravatt. Bookings required, phone 34037745. Free event.

10am-noon

SENIORS WEEK CONCERT @ RICHLANDS: Kick up your heels this Seniors Week with 1950s and 1960s inspired concerts in 10 different venues across Brisbane. Enjoy a day of dancing to the upbeat tunes by Swizzle Trio, eating great food and making memories with old and new friends. Concert at Queensland Lions Club, 133 Pine Road, Richlands. Free event.

10am-12noon

SENIORS WEEK CONCERT @ CHERMSIDE: Kick up your heels this Seniors Week with 1950s and 1960s inspired concerts in 10 different venues across Brisbane. Enjoy a day of dancing to the upbeat tunes by Facin' the Crowd, eating great food and making memories with old and new friends. Concert at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside. Free event.

10am-12noon

LINE DANCING CLASS @ GAYTHORNE: Gaythorne Bowls Sports and Community Club, 18 Prospect Road, Gaythorne welcomes seniors to join a Line Dancing Class. Cost: $5 per person. Bookings required, phone 33515297.

10am-noon

SENIORS IN LIBRARIES FOR VERSE AND REMINISCING (SILVER): Share songs, stories and entertainment in the company of other seniors. Come along to Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mount Gravatt. Phone 34037745. Wheelchair accessible. Free event.

1pm- 2pm

ZUMBA GOLD @ STAFFORD: Learn easy to follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. The Community Place, 33 Teevan Street, Stafford. Free event.

1.30pm- 4.30pm

OLD TIME/NEW VOGUE DANCE @ SALISBURY: Kick up those heels! Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Welfare Association

87A Cripps Street, Salisbury. Wheelchair accessible. Cost $5.50 includes Afternoon Tea.

1.30pm-2.30pm

AQUA AEROBICS @ JINDALEE: Experience an excellent, low impact cross training workout in the water. Feel the benefits of exercise without the pain. Wear swimwear and bring a towel. Jindalee Pool, 11 Yallambee Road, Jindalee. Cost is pool entry fee.

2pm-3pm

TAI CHI QIGONG FOR HEALTHY AND ACTIVE AGEING @ CHERMSIDE: Energy exercises with the aim of improving strength, stability, mental and physical health and well-being. Burnie Brae, 60 Kuran Street, Chermside. Members $7, Non-Members $9.

2.30pm-4pm

SENIORS WEEK

ISKILLS: KEEP YOUR MIND ALIVE: Come to this interactive social session to explore a range of fun and interesting apps and games that will help to keep your brain active and healthy. Basic computer or device skills helpful but not essential. Mt Ommaney Library, 171 Dandenong Rd, Mount Ommaney. Bookings required, phone 34077010. Free event.

6pm

EVENING MEAL @ GAYTHORNE CLUBHOUSE: Gaythorne Bowls Sports and Community Club, 18 Prospect Road, Gaythorne welcomes seniors to enjoy a special evening meal at their clubhouse. Cost: $15 per person for a 2 course meal. Bookings required. Please contact Ken Studders on 33550976.

Saturday August 22

8.45am - 9.45am

CHAIR YOGA @ BRACKEN RIDGE: Learn limbering, stretching, strengthening, breathing, relaxation and meditation methods that are designed for people who have difficulty getting up and down from the ground. Bring a towel. Bracken Ridge Community Hall, Cnr Bracken and Barrett Sts, Bracken Ridge. Cost $5.

9am-noon

SENIORS EXPO @ SHERWOOD: There will be several exhibitors displaying information and services to assist you as you age and to promote your independence so you can remain in your own home as long as possible. Non-stop entertainment and light refreshments will be available to ensure we have fun, are informed and are fed on the day. Parking is available under Woolworths (entry via Thallon Street and also in Thallon and Primrose Streets). Sherwood Respite Service Inc, 23 Thallon Street, Sherwood. Wheelchair accessible. Free event.

11am-noon

SENIORS WEEK

ISKILLS: KEEP YOUR MIND ALIVE: Come to this interactive social session to explore a range of fun and interesting apps and games that will help to k9.1

keep your brain active and healthy. Basic computer or device skills helpful but not essential. Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mount Gravatt. Bookings required, phone 34037745.

11am - 2pm

CENTACARE COMMUNITY SERVICES - SENIORS FAMILY FUN DAY: Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fun. There will be food stalls, arts and crafts, entertainments and lots more! Activities include music and entertainment for young and old: Selection of Musicians, Tai-Chi, Art creation, Spinning Wheel, Lucky Numbers, Retro Fashion and more. Including: BBQ, Coffee, Homemade food both savouries and sweets, fresh fruit and a lot more. Centacare Community Services - Enoggera. Wheelchair accessible. Free event.

1pm - 6pm

UPPER BODY WORKSHOP @ PADDINGTON: Penny Hayes, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner is offering for our Seniors Week, activities and a workshop on the upper body. She will work with your neck, arms and back to assist you to release holding patterns that keep you tense, and to strengthen muscles that maintain your posture. Afternoon Tea provided. Bring yoga mat and wear comfortable loose clothing. Bookings required 0417720403. BrisWest Centre, 132 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. Cost $40/ $25 Concession.

1pm

BOWLS @ WAVELL HEIGHTS: Seniors are welcome to participate in Men's and Ladies Pairs Bowls at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. Seniors not yet playing bowls but who would like to experience can be part of the club's bowls and will be made welcome and coached. All enquiries to the club on 33592142, Secretary Jill on 38651574 or email: bowls@nsbc.com.au.

1:30 pm - 3.30 pm

ST ANDREWS ORCHESTRA @ CARINA: Join the Carina Senior Citizens for an enjoyable afternoon of music. Afternoon tea will be supplied. Carina Seniors Citizens Club, 1 Edmund Street, Carina. Cost $6.

Sunday August 23

10am-noon

ADVENTURE WALK AND CLAY CREATIONS @ MT COOT-THA: Begin with an adventure and discovery walk around the gardens. This will be the source of inspiration for using natural clay to create interpretations of the flora and fauna that inhabits the area. Meet at the Planetarium of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 157 Mount Coot-tha Rd, Mount Coot-tha. Bookings required. Contact Bazil Grumble on 0411246487 during business hours or book at www.bazilgrumble.com.au. Cost: $5.

10am -2pm

2015 SENIORS WEEK CELEBRATION @ RUNCORN: Indian Seniors celebration occurs each year on the second Sunday of Seniors Week with a day's celebration of cultural programs, yoga and more. It is a great opportunity to say thank you to seniors and all the generations to join with older people to celebrate Seniors Week. 200 Nemies Rd, Runcorn. Bookings required 37118310. Wheelchair accessible. Free event.

10.30am- 4pm

DANCE WORKSHOP AND PERFORMA9.05

NCE @ FORTITUDE VALLEY: Ausdance and WaW Dance invites women 50+ to attend a dance workshop led by professional dance artists Wendy Wallace and Wendy McPhee. Come and join us - rediscover the love of dance, or experience it for the first time, in a truly creative, supportive and fun environment. You will move your body to wonderful music, learn a dance routine and then be treated to a performance by WaW Dancers. The Judith Wright Centre, Expressions Dance Company Studio, Fortitude Valley. Wheelchair accessible. Cost $30.

12.30pm-4.30 pm

STORY SHARING @

BOWEN HILLS: A supervised workshop with family and community members for sharing their stories with other generations and community members. The Watch House, 4 Cintra Rd, Bowen Hills. Free event.

Seniors Week events as outlined are up to date at time of publication. Council of the Ageing at http://cotaqld.org.au/ programs_events/seniors-week-2015/sponsors/


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