INCLUSIVE: Seniors Week is for everyone's enjoyment.
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Calendar of events: Brisbane

Lighting up Brisbane

CHECK OUT: Brisbane City Hall on August 19 - to be lit purple, pink and maroon; Sandgate Town Hall August 18-24 - to be lit purple; Story and Victoria Bridges August 20-21 - to be light purple and pink, with a gold sparkle on the Story Bridge. If you're in the area, snap a pic and share it on your socials using #qldseniorsweek18.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Zillmere Seniors Open Day

10am-3pm

Zillmere Community Centre (North East Community Support Group Inc), is hosting a free event, the Zillmere Senior's Open Day, focusing on technology. Seniors can come along and learn the essential basics of mobile phones, Facebook, or iPad. You won't want to miss our trivia quiz. Explore assisted technology aids, access information from government and non- government Aged Care Services, local senior's groups and organisations, purchase homemade goodies or arts and crafts. A free lunch is provided on the day as well as lucky door prizes, quiz prizes and lots of giveaways.

Venue: Zillmere Community Centre, 54 Handford Rd, Zillmere.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by August 14 on 38652880.

Photos around Brisbane

9am-11am

Join a guided walk with a professional photographer. Explore the great outdoors to find interesting and artistic ways of taking everyday pictures. Meet at the start of the jetty and bring your camera.

Venue: Pandanus Beach, Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings essential. To book phone The Community Place on 38571152.

Fish Wise

1-4pm

An introduction to fishing or an opportunity to brush up on your skills and meet new friends. Learn knot tying, bait presentation, rod casting and other tips to make your next fishing trip more successful. Wear clothes and footwear that you don't mind getting muddy and wet. Bring a towel, spare clothes and a snack. Meet at the beginning of the jetty.

Venue: 4374 Moora Park, 65 Park Pde Shorncliffe.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings essential on 0403713820.

Celebrating our Rainbow Seniors

1pm-4pm

KiKi V and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Seniors Community Visiting Service at Queensland AIDS Council presents an afternoon of welcoming, celebrating and honouring our rainbow seniors. Join us for a screening of the 1980s Julie Andrews and Robert Preston classic Victor Victoria. Enjoy a break at interval for Devonshire tea. Week rainbow art canvas we will create on the day in celebration of our community's rainbow seniors.

Venue: Queensland AIDS Council, 30 Helen St, Teneriffe.

Cost: Free

Contact: Booking required by August 16 on 30171777.

Beeswax food wraps

2pm-4pm

Give plastic the flick. Replace it with environmentally friendly beeswax wraps. Easy to make and reusable. Walking tour of the farm included. Meet at the shed, wear enclosed footwear, bring two pre-washed cotton fabrics measuring 200x200mm and 150x150mm and pinking shears if you have them. Remaining materials will be supplied.

Venue: Beelarong Community Farm, Corner York and Beverley Sts, Morningside.

Cost: $5

Contact: Booking required 0401168657.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

Balinese Cooking Class

2pm-4pm

Learn how to prepare and cook fragrant and spicy curries, sambals (chilli sauce), noodles and salads. This cuisine uses lots of aromatic spices that are tasty and healthy. Walking tour of the farm included. Please wear enclosed footwear and bring an apron. All materials provided.

Venue: Beelarong Community Farm, Corner York and Beverley Sts, Morningside.

Cost $5

Contact: Bookings essential 0401168657.

Walking Football

3pm-5pm

Over 50's Plus - Walking football is essentially a modified form of football (soccer) that is aimed at over 50s to re-engage them in the sport they love OR would like to play. Walking football has the power to change lives, helping the most disadvantaged people to make positive steps in getting fit, active and socially involved. All are welcome.

Venue: Northside Indoor Sports Centre, 17 Flinders Pde, North Lakes.

Cost: $10

Contact: Phone: 0432967829 or go to walkingfootball brisbane.com.au.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

Lunch Special and Bingo

10.30am-12.30pm

Join us for a lunch special in our Pavilion restaurant with three free games of bingo. We have movie tickets and a year of coffee and cake up for grabs.

Venue: Suttons Beach Pavilion, 50 Marine Pde, Redcliffe.

Cost $15

Contact: Bookings required on 32843320.

Gravatt East Group Fitness

8am-5pm

Join us at Mt Gravatt East Pool and Snap Fitness for free over 50s Aqua Aerobics and Circuit classes.

Venue: Mt Gravatt East Pool, 35 Wecker Rd, Mt Gravatt East.

Cost: Free

Contact: Phone: 0404455798.

Seniors Week Concert and Lunch

9.30am-1pm

Carina Senior Citizens Club is hosting a morning tea, concert (Lachlan Wallace performing) and lunch to celebrate Seniors Week. This event has been funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland.

Venue: Carina Senior Citizens Club, 1 Edmond St, Carina.

Cost: $15

Contact: Bookings required by August 10. Phone 33954636.

Photography Workshop

9.30-11.30am

Come and learn some tricks and hints about how you can get the most out of your camera or your camera phone. This session will be led by a professional photographer.

Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 38571152.

Smart Technology Q&A

10am-1pm

Do you have questions about computing? Don't hold back - help is available. Mentors from Brisbane Seniors Online will field your questions and do their best to solve your computing problems during Seniors Week. We provide seniors aged over 50 in the Greater Brisbane area with training on computers and other digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Venue: State Library, Meeting Room 2C Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank.

Cost: Free

Contact: Phone 33932225 or go to bsol.asn.au.

Seniors Week with Musical Morning Tea

10am-1pm

Inala Community House Musical Morning Tea is a community program. We are celebrating Seniors Week on Monday August 20. A beautifully cooked meal and entertainment all for free. Please come along and join in on the fun.

Venue: Inala Community House, cnr of Japonica and Robina Sts, Inala.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 33721711 by August 13.

Seniors Week Suburban Concerts

10.30-11.45am

Brisbane City Council. 1971 - The Music (performance only). Join award-winning vocalist Nadia Sunde for a fun-filled singing workshop followed by a soulful concert cabaret performance of 1971 - The Music.

Venue: Arana Leagues Club. 247 Dawson Pde, Keperra.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required 33541333.

Lunch special and free bingo

10.30am-12.30pm

Join us for lunch specials in our Pavilion restaurant with three free games of bingo. We have movie tickets and a year of coffee and cake up for grabs.

Venue: Suttons Beach Pavilion, 50 Marine Pde, Redcliffe.

Cost: $15

Contact: Bookings required on 32843320.

Older workers and a thriving business

5-7.30pm

Are you starting to think about what your work future holds for you as you get older? Experienced and skilled workers like you are an important resource for businesses. Do employers actually know what you need and want from them? Do they understand how to make the most of your skills and experience? Join us to hear the latest news and ideas about employment, and talk to businesses, researchers, and other workers about what's on your mind. Get an overview of the trends, latest research and practice ideas. Can't attend in person? No problem. You can join via webinar from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Venue: The Ship Inn, cnr Stanley and Sidon Sts, South Brisbane.

Cost: $20 - $80

Contact: Go to aag.asn.au/events or phone 33162999.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

Paddock to Plate event at Halcyon Glades

10am-4pm

Celebrity chef Matt Golinski cooking demonstration using local produce and vegetable garden presentation from Gary Hands, Kookaburra Organics.

Venue: Halcyon Over 50s Lifestyle Community, 34 Ardrossan Rd, Caboolture North.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by August 17 on 1800814567.

Strength and Balance Class

10-11am

A fun and friendly circuit class to get you moving, and help you stay on your feet and off the ground. Run by our exercise physiologists and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Venue: Moreton All Body Care Burpengary, 1-3/5 North Shore Dr, Burpengary.

Cost: $5

Contact: Bookings required by August 17 on 38886699.

Staying Mobile and Active

9-11am

Come along to PCYC Carindale and connect with older, active adults living in the community. Sample a low-impact fitness class specifically designed for seniors. Classes include: Heartfit, Chair Yoga, modified Zumba or Tai Chi. Enjoy a morning tea with our coaches and meet other like-minded seniors living within our community. Do you like to play ping pong? A ping pong table will be set up for you to master your skills in the downtime. Also, on hand will be our very own Blue Light Sewers group displaying some of their handy work so perhaps you enjoy sewing and would like to join!

Venue: PCYC Carindale, 27 Narracott St, Carina.

Cost: Free

Contact: Booking required by August 14 on 33249652.

Mountain Biking

9-10.30am

A qualified instructor will assist you at the skills course before taking you on a guided tour at the base of D'Aguilar National Park. Meet at the Enoggera Reservoir beach entrance. Enclosed footwear is essential. Bikes and helmets are provided or bring your own bike, which will need to pass a safety check.

Venue: Walkabout Creek Adventures, 2/60 Mt Nebo Rd, The Gap.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings essential, phone 0419289802.

Chair Yoga

9-11am

Chair yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illnesses and pain. Being calmer and more relaxed inevitably leads to a greater feeling of happiness and wellbeing, which everyone can benefit from. What do you need? Comfy clothing, water and your smile.

Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 38571152.

Guided Walk

10-11am

Heart Foundation Guided Walk. Explore Roma Street Parklands with a volunteer guide and learn something about the plants while walking and enjoying the late winter weather. Meet at the Celebration Lawn. Raffle prizes to be won. Wear a splash of red.

Venue: Roma Street Parklands, 1 Parkland Bvd, Brisbane City.

Cost: Free although a gold coin donation appreciated.

Contact: Register by August 15. Go to walking.heart foundation.org.au/.

Step into Spring

10am-noon

Spring has sprung so join us for a spring fling as we celebrate Seniors Week. Ladies wear your prettiest frocks and gentlemen dress to impress.

Venue: Ozcare St Catherine's DRC, 153 King St, Clontarf.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by August 6 34804404.

Meet and greet local film maker Robert Martin

10am-12.30pm

Meet and greet local filmmaker Robert Martin. Robert has spent the past 12 years writing and researching the story of the Titanic. Filming part one of his documentary has taken him to Belfast, Southampton Victoria and Sydney. Robert has worked closely with relatives and descendants of titanic survivors and on the day, he will speak about one specific survivor Edith Haisman from the day she was born to the day she died. On the day Robert will be displaying artefacts from Titanic's sister ship the RMS Olympic.

Venue: Suttons Beach Pavilion, 50 Marine Pde, Redcliffe.

Cost $20.

Contact: Bookings required on 32843320.

Smart Technology Q&A

10am-1pm

Do you have questions about computing? Don't hold back - help is available. Mentors from Brisbane Seniors Online will field your questions and do their best to solve your computing problems during Seniors Week. Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) provides seniors aged over 50 in the Greater Brisbane area with training on computers and other digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Venue: State Library, Meeting Room 2C Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank.

Cost: Free

Contact: Phone 33932225 or go to bsol.asn.au.

Seniors Week Suburban Concerts: 1971 - The Music

10.30am-12.15pm

Brisbane City Council. Join award-winning vocalist Nadia Sunde for a fun-filled singing workshop followed by a soulful concert cabaret performance of 1971 - The Music.

Venue: Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Rd, Carina.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required 38439200.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

Freedom and Choice in Ageing Expo

10am-3pm

The expo will feature exhibits from businesses, community services and organisations providing products and services to older people. Having the freedom and choice in your senior years to live independently in your own home is important to both your health and happiness.

Venue: Western Districts Football Club, 65 Sylvan Rd, Toowong.

Contact: RSVP to Jubilee Community Care on 38713220.

Dine and Demonstration

11am-1.30pm

Join our head chef Michael Harris for a cooking demonstration of osso bucco followed by lunch. Includes a take home kit of ingredients and recipe card so you can recreate the dish at home.

Venue: Suttons Beach Pavilion, 50 Marine Pde, Redcliffe.

Cost $25

Contact: Bookings required on 32843320.

Recycled Craft

9am-noon

Recycled craft - make your own. Create musical instruments and board games using found objects, or items that would normally be thrown away. Some materials provided.

Venue: Bracken Ridge Hall, 77 Bracken St, Bracken Ridge.

Cost: $5

Contact: Facilitator Dale Voss for more information and to book on 0422323242.

Music Through the Ages for the Ages

9am-noon

The Bulimba Senior Citizens and Community Centre presents Music Through the Ages for the Ages. Get ready for a day of fun, music, and community at the Bulimba Senior Citizens and Community Centre. There will be performances by the Something to Sing About Choir, the Morningstar Choir, music from our very own ukulele group, displays by the Historical Society, Paint Box, and more. Plus, we'll be hosting a multi-raffle prize draw.

Venue: Bulimba Senior Citizens and Community Centre, 1 Stuart St (corner Barramul St), Bulimba.

Cost: $2 for members, $5 for non-members.

Contact: Phone 33957651.

Inala and District Pensioners Seniors Week Celebration

9.30am-noon

We have a lovely morning tea, door prizes, terrific raffle prizes, entertainment by the ever popular Lynn Butler and displays by the Heart Foundation and Australian Hearing. The Heart Foundation will be promoting walking for heart health and Australian Hearing will be talking about hearing loss and making appointments for anyone who wants or needs a hearing test.

Venue: Inala Community Hall, Wirraway Pde, Inala.

Cost: $3 members, $5 non-members.

Contact: Bookings required on 33725203.

Grow It, Cook It, Compost It

9.30am-1pm

Learn how to produce a sustainable backyard garden and cook nutritious meals from seasonal produce. Combined composting, sustainable gardening and fresh produce cooking workshops. Enjoy the food prepared together at the end of the session. It is essential that you wear enclosed footwear. All materials provided.

Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 152 Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 34038888.

Laugh for wellbeing in the park

9.30-10am

We don't stop laughing because we grow old, we grow older as we stop laughing. Laughing is good medicine and this session uses laughter yoga to harness our laughter muscles without jokes! It's accessible and adaptable. Anyone can do it if willing to have a go. This session will be run by Heather Joy Campbell, Queensland's leading laughter wellbeing facilitator and trainer. It will be 30 minutes of gentle movement, clapping, laughing out loud and deep breaths in the park. Please bring bottled water. Wear comfortable casual clothes. No yoga mat. This event is subject to the weather: As an outdoor event it will not go ahead if it is raining.

Venue: Walton Bridge Reserve, 931 Waterworks Rd (opposite Jevons Street), The Gap.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by August 16 on 0412742593.

Smart Technology Q&A

10am-1pm

Do you have questions about computing? Don't hold back - help is available. Mentors from Brisbane Seniors Online will field your questions and do their best to solve your computing problems during Seniors Week. Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) We provide seniors aged over 50 in the Greater Brisbane area with training on computers and other digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Venue: State Library, Meeting Room 2C Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank.

Cost: Free

Contact: Phone 33932225 or go to bsol.asn.au.

Seniors Yoga

10am-1.30am

Picabeen Seniors Week Celebrations.

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton.

Cost: $5

Contact: Bookings required on 33542555.

Victoria Barracks Walking Tour

11am - 1.30pm

Incorporating museum exhibition and an historic presentation. Souvenir booklet, digital photo of your visit and a Devonshire tea is included in the tour. Meet at the guardhouse. Names and registration number for any vehicle parked at Victoria Barracks will be required at the time of booking. Don't forget to wear suitable walking shoes.

Venue: Victoria Barracks, Petrie Tce, Brisbane.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 0429954663.

Dine and Demonstration

11am-1.30pm

Join our head chef Michael Harris for a cooking demonstration of osso bucco followed by lunch. Includes a take home kit of ingredients and recipe card so you can recreate the dish at home.

Venue: Suttons Beach Pavilion, 50 Marine Pde, Redcliffe.

Cost: $25

Contact: Bookings required on 32843320.

Easy Origami

12.15-2.15pm

Stimulate your minds and exercise your brain with origami. The Japanese art of origami is relaxing, creative and fun. Learn how to make paper cranes, boxes and more with simple instructions while having a chat and afternoon tea with community members. All materials provided.

Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 38571152.

Panel Discussion

6.30-9.30pm

Womenspace Inc invites you to a panel discussion to celebrate and share in women's contribution to Seniors Week. The topic is Staying Relevant and Engaged Past 55. In this age of constant change, new technologies and youth obsessed consumerism, how do women continue to reinvent themselves as they get older? Increasingly, in our culture, older women become "invisible'' and possibly feel irrelevant. Womenspace wants to unpack and interrogate this important question. Our panel of experts is drawn from Womenspace membership, affiliated networks and the local community to recount their experiences in remaining relevant and engaged post-education and family, navigating employment, retirement, volunteering and beyond.

Venue: Womenspace, 11 Second Ave, Sandgate.

Cost: $10

Contact: Phone 0431112721.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

Strength and Balance Class

10-11am

A fun and friendly circuit class to get you moving and help you stay on your feet and off the ground. Run by our exercise physiologists and suitable for all fitness levels.

Venue: Moreton All Body Care Burpengary, 1-3/5 North Shore Dr, Burpengary.

Cost $5.

Contact: Bookings required by August 13 on 38886699.

History Tour of Brisbane by Land and River

8.30am-3.30pm

Co.As.It. Community Services is hosting a memorable social outing to celebrate Seniors Week. Visit the historic Commissariat Store in Brisbane's CBD for morning tea guided tour followed by a lovely cruise of Brisbane River on the Kookaburra Queen including buffet lunch.

Venue: North pickup is 23 Foster St, Newmarket at 9am, Southside is Abruzzo Club, 150 Furston Rd, Carina at 8.30am and St Bernard's Catholic School, 1823 Logan Rd, Upper Mt. Gravatt at 9am. Drop off at 3.30pm. Tickets are strictly limited, get in quick.

Cost: $49

Contact: Book your tickets by August 15 on 32625755 .

Gentle Fitness

9-10am

Come and meet us for an hour of gentle fitness with Cain our personal trainer. You will do a low-impact circuit designed to get all of your muscles moving and have you feeling fabulous.

Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 38571152.

Tai Chi

9.30-10.30am

Picabeen Seniors Week Celebrations.

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben st, Mitchelton.

Cost: $5

Contact: Bookings required on 33542555.

Smart Technology Q&A

10am-1pm

Do you have questions about computing? Don't hold back - help is available. Mentors from Brisbane Seniors Online will field your questions and do their best to solve your computing problems during Seniors Week. Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) provides seniors aged over 50 in the Greater Brisbane area with training on computers and other digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Venue: State Library, Meeting Room 2C Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank.

Cost: Free

Contact: Phone 33932225 or go to bsol.asn.au.

Senior Week with Acacia Ridge 50s and Better program

11am-2pm

This year we plan to have a LUAU/Hawaiian themed lunch with live music, Polynesian performances and a beautifully cooked lunch all for free. Bring your buddies and join the fun.

Venue: Inala Community Hall, Wirraway Pde, Inala.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by August 15 on 33721711.

Life in Irons Guided Tour

11-11.30am

Life in convict Brisbane was unrelentingly harsh for the 3000 men and women imprisoned here from its founding in 1824 to the penal colony's closure in 1839. This exhibition offers a rare chance to view some of the few remaining official documents from the Brisbane penal colony. Curator Madeleine Johns will discuss some of the priceless pieces on display including five hand-written registers that detail rations and harvests, illnesses and death, employment and transgressions as well as the original architectural plans and maps, showing the footprint of the penal settlement prior to the reopening of Brisbane Town as a free settlement in 1842.

Venue: Level 3 Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 34038888.

Smartphone Skills

1pm-3pm

Learn how to navigate your way around a smartphone with a touch screen. This includes how to make and receive calls, create and send text messages, add contacts and install apps. Perfect for the first time user. Bring your own smartphone.

Venue: Stones Corner Library, 280 Logan Rd, Greenslopes.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 34032170.

Step into Spring

1.30-4pm

Spring has sprung so join us for a spring fling as we celebrate Seniors Week. Ladies wear your prettiest frocks and gentlemen dress to impress.

Venue: Ozcare Palm Lodge, 424 Bowen Tce, New Farm.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by August 14 on 36483244.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Healthy Ageing Expo

9am-1pm

The Healthy Ageing Expo encourages our older population to live a full and active life, physically, mentally and socially. The Expo is about connecting people with service providers, community organisations and Council services. This event provides health screening opportunities and information on health, well-being and lifestyle. Free community lunch will be provided in addition to walking groups, tai chi, entertainment, garden workshop and the official opening of the Brighton Health Campus Wellbeing Garden. Everyone is welcome.

Venue: Brighton Health Campus, Auditorium, 449 Hornibrook Highway, Brighton.

Cost: Free

Contact: Phone 36317400.

Zumba Gold

9.30-10.30am

Come and party with our qualified Zumba teacher. This modified class is great for everybody with its easy to follow instructions that focus on balance, range of motion and coordination.

Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 38571152.

FOR ALL AGES: Seniors Week an intergenerational celebration:
FOR ALL AGES: Seniors Week an intergenerational celebration: Gail Forrer

Dementia and Joy of Life

9.30am-2.30pm

Poor understanding of dementia in seniors leads to denial of the condition and/or delayed diagnosis for some non-English backgrounds. It may cause personal and community safety if people with dementia have severe depression and wandering behaviours. Prevention is better than treatment. By attending the event, participants learn skills and knowledge which lead to providing proper care to their families such as effective communication skills and understanding and dealing with challenging behaviours. There are many available community resources to support people with dementia and their carers. At the event, participants will receive assistance from those resources given and find great comfort with meeting people from similar situation. The event will include exercise session and a short cultural dance/singing performance. It aims to enhance participants' interaction and learn some simple exercise to relieve carer's physical stress. It will also help re-establish communication between carers and dementia sufferers.

Venue: Cathay Community Association, 71 Annie St, Coopers Plains.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on 32753688.

Smart Technology Q&A

10am-1pm

Do you have questions about computing? Don't hold back - help is available. Mentors from Brisbane Seniors Online will field your questions and do their best to solve your computing problems during Seniors Week. Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) provides seniors aged over 50 in the Greater Brisbane area with training on computers and other digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Venue: State Library, Meeting Room 2C Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank.

Cost: Free

Contact: Phone 33932225 or go to bsol.asn.au.

Seniors Week Suburban Concerts: Australian Army Band

11am-12.15pm

Brisbane City Council. The Australian Army Band performs exciting ensembles from the big band swing era.

Venue: Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Dr, Chermside.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings required on 33599122.

Picabeen Seniors Week Celebrations

1-3pm

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Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton.

Cost $5

Contact: Bookings required on 33542555.

St Andrews Community Orchestral Concert

2pm-4pm

Carina Senior Citizens Club is hosting a concert by St Andrews Community Orchestra.

Venue: Carina Senior Citizens Club, 1 Edmond Street, Carina.

Cost: $10, including afternoon tea.

Contact: Phone: 33954636.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

Strength and Balance Class

10-11am

A fun and friendly circuit class to get you moving, and help you stay on your feet and off the ground. Run by our exercise physiologists and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Venue: Moreton All Body Care Burpengary, 1-3/5 North Shore Dr, Burpengary.

Cost: $5

Contact: Bookings required by August 13 on 38886699.

TSCAQ - 15th Anniversary Celebrations

5pm-10pm

The Tamil Senior Citizens' Association (Qld) Inc, aligning with the Qld Government and Council on the Ageing Qld's vision of building age-friendly communities in Qld, has organised an indoor cultural and entertainment show to celebrate Seniors Week. The show is studded with healthy discussions by youngsters of the community, Tamil classical dances, instrumental performances and folk dance performances by Elder members. It highlights the 15-year history of TSCAQ. There will be a subsidised dinner with traditional Tamil home cooked menu.

Venue: Queensland Russian Community Centre, 19 Lotus St, Woolloongabba.

Cost: Free

Contact: Phone: 31619978.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

Walking Football

3pm-5pm

Over 50s Plus - Walking football is essentially a modified form of football (soccer) that is aimed at over 50s to re-engage them in the sport they love or would like to play. Walking football has the power to change lives, helping the most disadvantaged people to make positive steps in getting fit, active and socially involved. All are welcome.

Venue: Northside Indoor Sports Centre, 17 Flinders Pde, North Lakes.

Cost: $10

Contact: Phone: 0432967829 or go to walkingfootball brisbane.com.au.

NEW SKILLS: Seniors Week gives opportunities to get active.
NEW SKILLS: Seniors Week gives opportunities to get active. UberImages

The Ballet for Seniors class with Li Cunxin

8.45am-11am

Queensland Ballet will partner with the Queensland Government and COTA Qld Seniors Week to host this ballet celebration. Active older adults are invited to join artistic director Li Cunxin in a special Ballet for Seniors class. We welcome participants of levels of experience to join in this once in a lifetime class. Even if you've never stepped foot inside a ballet studio. This large-scale ballet class, during Seniors Week, provides just a taste of what ballet can do to help improve the health and wellbeing of active older adults. After class, join us for morning tea and a brief meet and greet with Li. To share the magic even further, we invite the special little dancers in your lives to join us for a Tiny Dancers class in celebration of grandparents.

Venue: Brisbane City Hall - Ithaca Room, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings essential on 30136666.

Ecumenical Songs of Praise

2pm-3.30pm

BCSI Seniors. Enjoy the choir form St John's Cathedral, the Salvation Army Fellowship band and guest soloist Amanda Hutton.

Venue: The Salvation Army Hall, 167 Ann St, Brisbane.

Cost: $1

Lord Mayor's Seniors Cabaret Gala

2pm-5pm

Following the successful masterclass and showcase performances with some of Australia's best performers, you are now invited to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment featuring the final 10 handpicked senior acts as they perform alongside celebrities including Normie Rowe, Rhonda Burchmore, Simon Gallaher and Jackie Love.

Venue: Brisbane City Hall.

Cost: $5 includes a donation to the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust.

Contact: Bookings, go to qtix.com.au/ or phone 136245.

Disclaimer: Dates and times are printed as given to us. No responsibility is taken for accuracy of this information.


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