WOODIES: Brian Harris is showing Andrew Powell one of the vintage wooden vehicles made by Hugh McKenna at the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild, Santa Shop.
WOODIES: Brian Harris is showing Andrew Powell one of the vintage wooden vehicles made by Hugh McKenna at the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild, Santa Shop.

Group guide: Toowoomba

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Toowoomba

THE Toowoomba Branch of National Seniors meet for a morning tea on the first Thursday of each month at All Seasons Function Centre, cnr. North & Tor Streets, Wilsonton, commencing at 9.30am.

Our first meeting for 2019 will be February 7 and we will be having entertainer Ron Fraser. This is our morning tea where we give a donation to The Hospice - Adopt a Room. Come along, visitors welcome for a sing-a-long. Our bus trips are the third Thursday of each month.

For information phone Desma on 07 4613 6750 or Yvonne 07 4638 5252.

THE BLACKALL RANGE WOODCRAFTERS GUILD INC

OUR annual Santa Shop was held at St Mary's Hall, Montville Green on December 1 and 2. A steady stream of people passed through the hall, several purchasing items made by the Woodies.

A large number of families enjoyed the cooler evening on Saturday for the lighting up of the tree and for the visit by the bearded gentleman who handed out gifts to the many children.

The Woodies also conducted a very popular sausage sizzle which was well-patronised.

The raffle prizes were smaller in size this year, making it easier for the winners to carry them home. All prizes were items made by members of the Guild. Visitors on Saturday included Councillor Jenny McKay, State Member Andrew Powell and Federal Member Andrew Wallace.

 

Donita Bellette (left) from Yellowbridge, and Marilyn Cooper Toowoomba Quilters Exhibition Convenor.
Donita Bellette (left) from Yellowbridge, and Marilyn Cooper Toowoomba Quilters Exhibition Convenor.

TOOWOOMBA QUILTERS CLUB

DONITA Bellette, Program Manager for Youth Services at Yellowbridge Qld, gratefully accepted a generous cheque donation from Marilyn Cooper, Convenor of the Toowoomba Quilters Club Quilt Exhibition held in September during Carnival of Flowers. The value of the cheque equated to the nett proceeds of ticket sales in the Quilt Art Union which brought tears of joy to Donita's eyes. At Yellowbridge's 'The Haven', Donita supports local homeless youths, and youths at risk of homelessness, with skills to assist them towards independence.

Back in September, Diana Ball bought two tickets in the charity Quilt Art Union when she visited the Quilt Exhibition with her friend, never expecting to win it, but she did. An excited Diana was presented with her stunning prize quilt on Tuesday by Marilyn Cooper. Diana plans to use the quilt in her bedroom where her curtains will match the blues in the quilt. "Wow! The best prize I have ever won", she said.

COMBINED MISSION COMMITTEE

THE Combined Mission Committee of St Stephen's & Middle Ridge Uniting Church will hold their Holiday Reading Sale at 264 Stenner St, Toowoomba on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 7am-noon. Come and browse the great variety of books for your Holiday reading. Proceeds will benefit the U.C. Leichhardt Patrol.

 

Volunteers from Warwick's Christian Churches gather around the Nativity Scene.
Volunteers from Warwick's Christian Churches gather around the Nativity Scene.

CHRISTMAS DOWN UNDER

ENJOY the story of the first Christmas told through free activities such as: craft, puppet shows at 11am and noon, story telling, face painting and a free family photograph with the Nativity scene - attractively presented in a souvenir card and printed on site. On December 17-21 (Monday-Friday) from 10am-1pm at Palmerin Street (near Rose City entry) and opposite the visitors information, Warwick. Contact Dianne on 07 4661 3527 or 0427 000 887 or Sue on 0427 962 281. Supported by the Christian Churches and volunteers parishioners.

CAROLS IN THE CHAPEL

CAROLS in the Chapel is a community event as a prelude to Christmas hosted jointly by Warwick Uniting Church & Scots-PGC College at Oxenham Street, Warwick. The program on Thursday, December 20 at 7.30pm, consists of meditative readings and Christmas carols designed to foster a deeper appreciation of the meaning of Christmas.

Guest musicians share their talents on the organ, other instruments and with voice. Bookings are not required and there is no admission fee although donations towards expenses are appreciated. Following the program supper will be provided in the hall at the rear of the chapel. Inquiries to David on 0417 720 152.


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