FUN AND GAMES: Seniors Week challenges you to try new and enjoyable activities.
FUN AND GAMES: Seniors Week challenges you to try new and enjoyable activities. Orbon Alija

Calendar of Events: Toowoomba

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Table Tennis Morning

9.30am-noon

Join experienced and new, interested people for a fun-filled morning of table tennis games, lessons and morning tea with the Table Tennis Association.

Venue: 5 Woodlands Rd, Gatton.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on 54663425.

Warwick Campus Open Day

10am-1pm

Experience the Southern Downs' premier care accommodation. Take a tour of the brand new aged care service and Regency Park Retirement Village. Enjoy some live entertainment and complimentary refreshments and barbecue lunch with the campus community after your tour. Games, activities and fun for the whole family.

Venue: Warwick Aged Care Service.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Susannah Kerridge on 0437468263 or email susannah.kerridge@ cofcqld.com.au.

Colours of the Lockyer Arts and Culture Festival

10am-3pm

Laidley Pioneer Village will come to life in a kaleidoscope of music and dance to showcase the unique elements of life in the Lockyer Valley. Markets, dance, live music and more.

Venue: Laidley Pioneer Village, Pioneer St.

Cost: Free.

Native Beekeeping Workshop

1.30pm-4.30pm

Native Beekeeping Workshop: Russell is a third-generation honeybee keeper and is keen to share his passion with you. Learn all about his native bee box design. Events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, 13 North St, Gatton.

Cost $5.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

Vietnam Veterans Day

4.30pm-6pm

Join with your local community to commemorate the service of all those men and women who served in Vietnam.

Venue: Anzac Memorials, Littleton Park, Hickey St, Gatton.

Cost: Free.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

Mystery Bus Tour

8.30am-3pm

Leaving Laidley Cultural Centre at 8.30am and Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton, at 9am, you are in for a day of surprises, new experiences and great entertainment. Events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton.

Cost: $15 including morning tea and lunch.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

Westbrook Seniors Week Concert

9.30am-noon

Join us for a free Seniors Concert at Westbrook Hall. Entertainment for the morning will be the ever-talented Owen Ray singing all your favourites. Tea, coffee and cake will be available on the day but numbers are limited.

Venue: A bus will be available for residents from Clifton and Cambooya and will be leaving from the Clifton Customer Service Centre at 9am, picking up residents at Cambooya Post Office on Eton St at 9.20am and finishing up at the Westbrook Hall at 9.30am.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings are essential on 131872.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

Quilting Arts anyone?

9.30am-noon

Toowoomba Quilters Club offers friendship, encouragement and inspiration to anyone interested in patchwork, quilting (by hand or machine) and needlework. Come along any Tuesday.

Venue: Toowoomba Community Baptist Centre, 100 Glenvale Rd.

Contact: Phone Janice on 0409634272 or go to Facebook.

Seniors Week Morning Tea and Concert with Owen Ray

9.30am-noon

Come and be entertained by Own Ray with a morning tea prepared and served by Oakey High School students.

Venue: Pittsworth Function Centre, 42 Hume St, Pittsworth.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on 131872.

Gatton COTA Seniors Social Day

9.30am-1.30pm

Help bridge the generational gap as Peace Lutheran Primary School students visit with the seniors during the Social Day. Enjoy morning tea, entertainment and a two-course lunch plus lucky door prizes. Seniors Week events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, 23 North St.

Cost: $15.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54657127 or 0439621798.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

U3A Seniors Information Expo

8.30am-2.30pm

Expect to see all things connected with seniors. Booths covering: government departments - local and state, service clubs, aids to ageing, entertainment, social clubs, information on fitness and health, travel, legal support, financial advisers and plenty of general interest groups. There is plenty of parking and a courtesy vehicle available in the carpark.

Venue: HumeRidge Church of Christ, 461 Hume St, Toowoomba.

Cost: Free.

Gatton Seniors Luncheon

9.30am-1pm

Bring along your friends, enjoy morning tea, lunch, great entertainment with local musician John Miners, raffles, lucky door prizes and more.

Venue: Gatton Shire Hall, 52 North St.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

Marburg Seniors Week Celebrations

9.30am-1pm

Tai chi, live entertainment, morning tea and lunch, information stalls.

Venue: Marburg Community Hall and Park, Cnr Queen and Edmond Sts.

Cost: Free. No need to RSVP.

Mystery Movie

10am-noon

Settle back, munch on some popcorn and enjoy a movie with a difference. Events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Laidley Library, Spicer St, Laidley.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

First Aid Training for Seniors

10am-3pm

This is a non-accredited course. Morning tea and lunch provided.

Venue: Redbank Plains Community Centre, 180 School Rd.

Cost: $20.

Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on (07)38106646 or karri.browne@ipswich. qld.gov.au.

Seniors Week - Old School is Cool

11am-1pm

This year we will be joined by some local young people who are making a short film about why 'Old School is Cool' and we welcome your voluntary participation as they find out our earliest memories of Laidley and the changing technology over the years.

Venue: Eagle Rock Cafe, 107 Patrick St, Laidley.

Cost: $5. Please pay with cash on arrival.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54651889.

Taoist Tai Chi Class

1pm-2.30pm

Join members of the Taoist Tai Chi and they will guide you through a basic tai chi class. The class is free for all first-timers and new members. Seniors Week events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged over 50 years.

Venue: Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, 23 North St, Gatton.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

CPR Refresher Training

4.30pm-6.30pm

This is an accredited refresher training course. Coffee and tea provided.

Venue: Redbank Plains Community Centre, 180 School Rd, Redbank Plains.

Cost: $25.

Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on (07)38106646 or karri.browne@ipswich .qld.gov.au.

Line Dancing is Fun

7pm-8pm

Join a fun group of all ages as you negotiate your way through shuffles, coaster steps and vines. The class is free for all first-timers and new members. Seniors Week events are open to Lockyer Valley residents aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Forest Hill School of Arts, Railway St, Forest Hill.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings encouraged on (07)54663425.

Millmerran Seniors Bingo

8.30am-12pm

Millmerran seniors, come along to Millmerran Cultural Centre to play bingo and enjoy morning tea to celebrate Seniors Week. Doors open 9.30am, eyes down at 10am. Lots of great prizes to be won.

Venue: Millmerran Cultural Centre, Walpole St, Millmerran.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings essential on 131872 or contact Millmerran Community Support Service on (07)46951829.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

Lockyer Valley Community Activities Shed

9.30am-12.30pm

Join the members for an Open day, find out what happens inside the shed, see the amazing hand-crafted timber items and sign up to become a member if you are keen. Morning tea included. Events are open to Lockyer Valley residents 50 years and over.

Venue: Lockyer Valley Community Activities Shed, Saleyard Rd, Gatton.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

Laidley Seniors Luncheon

9am-1pm

Catch up with old friends and meet new ones over morning tea and lunch. Entertainment by Pete Smith, raffles, lucky door prizes and more. Seniors Week events are open to Lockyer Valley residents 50 years and over.

Venue: Laidley Cultural Centre, 3 Laidley- Plainland Rd, Laidley.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

Seniors Week Morning Tea and Concert with Owen Ray

9.30am-noon

Come and be entertained by Own Ray to celebrate Seniors Week 2018, with a morning tea prepared and served by Oakey High School students.

Venue: Oakey Cultural Centre, 64 Campbell St, Oakey.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings on 131872.

Vintage and Classic Car Rides

9.30am-noon

Free event, includes morning tea and lunch. Senior Week events are open to Lockyer Valley residents 50 years and over.

Venue: Laidley Pioneer Village, Pioneer St, Laidley.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

Mystery Movie

10am-noon

Settle back, munch on some popcorn and enjoy a movie with a difference. Events are open to Lockyer Valley residents 50 years and over.

Venue: Gatton Library, 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

Ageing Stronger, Active Living Forum

10am-3pm

Healthy ageing forum for seniors with guest presentations, interactive demonstrations. Morning tea and lunch provided.

Venue: Humanities Building Auditorium, 56 South St, Ipswich.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)38106666.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Line Dancing is Fun

9am-12noon

Join a fun group of all ages as you negotiate your way through shuffles, coaster steps and vines. The class is free for all first-timers and new members. Seniors Week events are open to Lockyer Valley residents 50 years and over.

Venue: Forest Hill School of Arts, Railway St, Forest Hill.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings encouraged on (07)54663425.

Noonga's Senior Week Celebrations

10am-11.30am

Free entry, complimentary morning tea and finger food luncheon. Doors open at 10am for meet and greet, morning tea served at 10.30am. Guest speakers, mega cent auction $2 per sheet, market stalls, games and old-time trivia.

Venue: Noonga Hall, Jackson-Wandoan Rd, Jackson North.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Bookings required by August 22 on (07)46276483.

Seniors Cinema Day

10am-noon

Enjoy a special screening of The Book Club. Drink, popcorn and giveaways included.

Venue: Limelight Cinemas, Riverlink Shopping Centre, The Terrace, North Ipswich.

Cost: $7.50

Contact: Registrations required by August 23 in person at Ipswich City Council, or phone (07)38106666.

Over 50's Lifestyle Expo

10am-12.30pm

A diverse range of informative exhibitors plus a selection of special interest groups available in the region. Free afternoon tea. Seniors Week events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Gatton Shire Hall, 52 North St, Gatton.

Cost: Free.

Combined Churches Family Gospel Service

2pm-3pm

An afternoon of gospel music and a performance by the Peace Lutheran Choir. Afternoon tea will be provided. Events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, 23 North St, Gatton.

Cost: Free.

Line Dancing Class

5.30pm-7.30pm

Why not give line dancing a go? It's fun, it's free and it's easier than it looks. Meet some great people and try something new. Seniors Week events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Gatton Church of Christ Hall, Cnr Hickey and Allan Sts.

Cost: Free.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

Chaplaincy Breakfast

7.30am-9am

This is a time for fellowship and prayer to support school chaplaincy in Gatton. Events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Seventh Day Adventist, 9 North Church, Gatton.

Coast: Entry by donation.

Contact: Bookings required on (07)54663425.

Breakfast and BBQ for Seniors

8am-noon

Enjoy a barbecue breakfast and entertainment.

Venue: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina St, Gailes.

Contact: Registrations required by August 23 on (07)38793004.

Variety Concert

8am-noon

Enjoy an afternoon of great music. Proceeds to school chaplaincy program. Events are open to residents of the Lockyer Valley aged 50 years and over.

Venue: Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, 23 North St, Gatton.

Cost: $7.

DISCLAIMER: All notices are published in good faith and no responsibility is taken for inaccuracies.


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