OOH LA LA: Sorrento Probus Club members enjoying their recent French morning tea.
OOH LA LA: Sorrento Probus Club members enjoying their recent French morning tea.

Community Guide: Gold Coast

Gold Coast Bridge Club

THE GCBC, on the highway in Surfers Paradise, will hold beginners lessons starting August 14 at 9am, for six weeks.

We welcome learners and bridge players at all levels. Our experienced teachers will also teach you how to brush up your bridge or learn new skills. We provide coaching at all levels and conduct bridge sessions six days and two nights a week.

Join "the friendly club" and meet interesting people from all walks of life. Take part in our many social occasions.

For more, phone Lynley (07) 5538 3112 or 0418 984856.

Cooking Classes

LEARN how to create delicious, dietitian approved meals for one or two people in this hands on group workshop. Proudly funded by the Logan City Council.

Held on August 8, from 10am, the Cooking for 1 or 2 class costs $5. Held at Loganlea Community Centre.

To book phone (07) 3257 4393.

The second hands-on course, Cooking for the whole family on a budget, is being held on September 12 from 10am. Cost: $5. Held at Loganlea Community Centre. To book, phone (07) 3257 4393.

Group Fitness

Burleigh Heads

GROUP Fitness classes are being held at Maher Hall Burleigh Heads Senior Citizens, 42 Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads.

Improve fitness, strength and balance. Suitable for men and women, over 50's and all fitness levels. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am. Cost is $5. Phone Caroline on 0402 812227.


Exercise for over 50s where you can improve cardio health, strength, co-ordination, balance and general well being. Meet new people. Held at Robina and Clear Island Waters. Phone Rochelle on 0438 333308.

VIEW Clubs



THE next luncheon will be the August 15 at the South Tweed Sports Club, 11-11.30am start.

All ladies are very welcome to come along and enjoy the company of our friendly ladies.

We meet on the third Thursday of the month. Guest speaker is Detective Sergeant Brad Foster on safety. Bookings/apologies phone Elaine (07) 5524 4461 on the Monday prior to luncheon.


COME along and join Logan VIEW Club and join the fun like the ladies at our last meeting where we had a soup and slippers lunch meeting. Looking to make friends and support a worthwhile cause?

Enjoy lunch, a guest speaker and fun and friendship. We are a small and friendly group that meet on the second Wednesday of each month at Logan Rec Club, Jacaranda Avenue, Kingston, at 11am for a 11.30am start. We now sponsor four Australian children on the Learning for Life Program.

This program supports and helps children with their school education from primary through to tertiary. Phone Cheryl on (07) 3711 9146 or go view.org.au.

Oxenford / Coomera

THE next meeting is on August 16 from 10.30am for 11am, at Pimpama Tavern (Pimpama Shopping Centre), 102 Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama.

Cost is $18. The guest speaker is Tim and Patrick from Newhaven Funerals. New members are welcome. RSVP to Evelyn on 0418 653642 or oxencoomeraviewclub@gmail.com.

Runaway Bay

THE club meets on the second Wednesday of the month for lunch at La Piazza restaurant. Enjoy making new friends and listen to interesting speakers. Phone Renata on 0400 652500.

Surfers Paradise

THE club supports The Smith Family plus nine Learning for Life students with their school needs. The club holds their meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club, from 11.30am for lunch at noon. There is always with an interesting guest speaker. New members and visitors are most welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and enjoyable outings, phone Nancy on (07) 5592 6730 or 0421 639574.

Gold Coast Over Fifties

SIP N SUP CLUB - Gold Coast meets each fortnight at a great restaurants. All men welcome for beer, wine and food. We critique restaurants, have guest speakers but most of all we have a lot of fun. Generally Thursday afternoons, however, there are some evening events. There are 23 meetings per year.

For more information, phone Michel on 0412 757535 or email michel_44@bigpond.com.

Probus Clubs

Burleigh Heads

A LOVEABLE charming story dog is the centre of attention at the monthly committee meetings of the Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club.

The tropical setting lifts the spirits higher and illuminates the purpose of the club for the enjoyment of friendship, fellowship and fun in Probus.

We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club. Morning tea is enjoyed at 10am, followed by a meeting at 10.30am, which includes an interesting speaker. Lunch can be ordered. A coach trip or social activity is held on the fourth Wednesday. Visitors welcome.

Phone Helga on (07) 5520 2426 or Jennifer 0402 860650.

Burleigh Waters

OUR monthly outing was a 'Christmas in July' Lunch at Palmer Colonial Golf Club.

At our meeting Tash Bennett and Kylie from Queensland Ambulance taught us about CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation). Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at club meetings, 10am, on the third Monday of each month at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Ave, Burleigh Waters. Nominally a men's club, but wives are very welcome to share the club's fellowship, friendship and fun at all club meetings and outings. Phone Brian on (07) 5520 6332 or Des on 0434 873626.


THE next meeting of the Hastings Point/Tweed Coast Probus Club will be held on August 20 at 10am at Tricare Retirement Community, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point.

The main speaker will be Ingrid Steynberg who for 15 years was a vet and wildlife carer in Kruger National Park, South Africa, before moving to Australia. She has some amazing stories to tell! Visitors are welcome. Phone Jean (02) 6670 4074.

Southport MOW Senior Citizens Association

WE Welcome all over 50s to our activities which include line dancing, new vogue dancing, Scottish, square and tap dancing, tai chi and light exercise. For all activity times go to southportsenior citizens.com or phone Annette on (07) 5537 1377. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3. We celebrate Christmas twice a year and organise other social functions throughout the year. Our club motto is "finding friends, fun and fitness". If you are interested in these three things please come along and join us. We are a very active and friendly club. You can find as at 2 Whitby Street, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our hall.

End of Life Choices

EXIT International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. The next meeting will be held on August 8. Attendees must be Exit Members. Go to exitinternational.net or phone the local co-ordinator Elaine on 0421 796713.


Gold Coast

THE U3A Gold Coast Inc office located in Australia Fair, Southport. For only $45, no extra fees, group classes, academic programs, foreign languages, humanities, table tennis and other fitness classes, plus plenty more to choose from. Go to u3agold coast.weebly.com, facebook - U3A Gold Coast Inc Southport, or phone (07) 5591 6671 between 9am-3pm Monday to Friday or email u3agoldcoastinc @bigpond.com.

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