Community group guide: Toowoomba
THE Annual Meeting of Garden City National Seniors Australia will be held at Drayton Bowls Club, cnr Ball and Gipps Street on Monday, August 20 at 9.30am. Cost $7 includes morning tea. Visitors welcome. Guest speaker will be David Iliffe Radio Breakfast Announcer from ABC Radio. The monthly bus trip on August 28 is to Ormiston House in the Redlands Bay area. For more information Phone Hazel on 4635 4519.
OUR Branch holds a morning tea on the first Thursday of each month at All Seasons Function Centre, cnr. North & Tor Strs. Wilsonton, commencing at 9.30am. Our monthly bus trips are on the third Thursday of the month. August 16th heading to Cleveland for a morning tea, visiting Redlands Museum and lunch at Grand View Hotel. If interested in joining with us phone Desma 4613 6750 or Yvonne 4638 5252.
TOOWOOMBA QUILTERS CLUB INC
OUR 2018 exhibition will be held at the Salo Centre, St Ursula's College, Rome Street, Toowoomba on September 22-28 at 9am-4.30pm. $5 entry. Refreshments and homemade crafts on sale. Formal management meetings are held at 10am on the first Tuesday of the month and all members are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to provide input into the conduct of the club. For more information, email toowoombaquiltersclub@ hotmail.com or phone President Lyn Lloyd on 0488 552 651.
TOOWOOMBA PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
WE MEET at 11.30am in the Community Meeting Rooms, Level 3, Toowoomba Regional Library, Victoria Street on the first Thursday of the month. A shared lunch will be available. Please phone Jan Barrett on 4635 4844 or Patricia Stevens 4564 9353 for any further information.
CENT SALE MISSIONARY SISTERS OF ST PETER CLAVER
THE Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver welcome the Spring with a Cent Sale on Wednesday, September 5 at All Seasons Function Hall, corner of North and Tor Sts Toowoomba. Doors open at 8.30am for a 9.30am start. Prizes on offer are of an excellent standard and include generous meat and fruit trays, quality homewares and something special for the men. $5 entry gives you a free sheet of tickets, Lucky Door Entry and Buffet Morning Tea. For further information, phone the Sisters on 4632 1818.
LAIDLEY UNITING CHURCH QUILT AND CRAFT EXPO
THE theme this year is "Songs of Yesteryear". As well as the quilt and crafts on display we have talented people demonstrating their crafts and you have an opportunity to buy some unique gifts. For those more interested in outdoor machinery we have displays of Vintage Vehicles, Tractors and Engines. Entry to all the displays is only $5 for adults and 50c for children. You can also purchase locally grown vegetables and home cooking. As part of our exhibition we have our "Courtyard Cafe" - a covered area where we serve Morning and Afternoon Tea as well as Lunch. A group lunch package is available for $17 per person. This price includes: Entry Fee to Quilt & Craft exhibition. Choice of Sandwiches, Salad Box (with Ham or Chicken), or Hot Mince Roll, Strawberries & Ice-cream, Tea/Coffee. Laidley Uniting Church, 45 Patrick Street, Laidley. on September 6, 7, and 8. If your group chooses the Lunch Package, a table will be reserved and the whole group will dine at an allocated time. Please forward your booking and payment prior August 27. Please note one payment only to be made for the entire group. If you would like to make a group booking for either of these options, please phone Melinda on 5465 4151 or 0448 654 151, or email email@example.com if you wish to reserve a table so you and your group can sit together.
PITTSWORTH CRAFT AND FINE FOOD SPECTACULAR
A "Champers, Coffee and Dessert" evening will launch the 14th annual Craft and Fine Food Spectacular this year. The Launch will be held in the Pittsworth Town Hall on Thursday, October 11 from 7-9pm. Patrons will have first opportunity to shop at the exhibitors' stalls during the evening, and tickets will be advertised closer to the event. Doors will be open to the public from 9am-5pm Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 and from 9am-12noon on Sunday, October 14. Entry will be free. As usual, visitors will be well catered for with delicious home-made Devonshire Morning and Afternoon Teas, as well as light lunches. Gourmet barista-made coffee will also be available. Exhibitors will include some first-timers as well as popular well-knowns showcasing their home-made Australian wares. Much to look forward to. Phone Rhonda's Rag Trade on 0429 093 207 or Yandilla Rose 4693 3968.
TOOWOOMBA TURF CLUB
LOCAL country racing clubs have been the beneficiaries of a generous furniture donation by Toowoomba Turf Club. Warwick Turf Club and the Lockyer Valley Race Club joyfully accepted donations of furniture items this week. Events coming up at Clifford Park include: Allan Border Sportsman's Lunch on Friday, September 14; UBET Toowoomba Turf Club annual Racing Awards on Saturday, September 15; Pat O'Shea Plate & Mad Hatter's Race Event on Sunday, September 23; Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, November 6 and Fletch & Hindy Sportsman's Lunch on Friday, November 16. To attend any of theses events, go to the website cliffordpark.com.au for details and ticket pricing.