Community Guide: Sunshine Coast
Social Ballroom Dancing at Pomona
EVERY Tuesday evening from 7-9.30pm, Pat and Norm Young organise a social evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. Cost is $4, which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening as Pat and Norm provide New Vogue as well as Old Time Dancing. Come and be a spectator and see if you will enjoy it. Everyone is welcome. Phone 0407 456939 for more information, or come and visit.
Social Singing Club Palmwoods
FUN and social fellowship club activities include a good mix of music and songs from the '50s and '60s era, songs from Broadway and Hollywood as well as selected songs from more recent years. This mix ensures an interesting and fun morning every Wednesday and everyone is welcome to come along, join in the fun and singing, or just sit and listen to the music. A cuppa and good social fellowship rounds off the morning. All this happens from 9am at the Palmwoods Girl Guides Hut, corner Palmwoods-Montville Rd and Lingara Ave. Phone Warner on 0429 066164 for more information.
Little Village Choir
DO YOU like to sing in the shower, warble when you're walking, or practice arias in the afternoon? Then singing might be your thing, and the best way to find out is to give it a shot. To improve breath control for singers and anyone interested in this topic, the Little Village Choir will also be holding an Open Day at the Palmwoods Girl Guide Hut, on the corner of Palmwoods-Montville Road and Lingara Ave on Monday, July 29. This will include a Breath Workshop from 12-1pm. The cost for the workshop is $15 and participants are welcome to stay on and sing with the Little Village Choir. All are welcome. Phone Pat Atkinson on 0404 980222 for more details.
Nambour Garden Club
WE MEET on the first Monday of every month (second Monday if the first is a public holiday) at the Uniting Church hall, Nambour. Free parking is available at the Donaldson Street entrance. Meetings have guest speakers, plant and cutting sales, competition tables, a plant of the month, raffles and lucky door prize. Members also enjoy bus tours, garden rambles and workshops. Arrive from 8.30am for meet and greet over a cup of tea or coffee. Meetings start at 10am and visitors are very welcome. Phone Karel on 0490415067 for further information. "Friendship through Gardening".
AT THE well attended July meeting of the Buderim East Probus Club held at the Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah, members and visitors were treated to a most entertaining presentation by the guest speaker Dot Wittington. Dot is a journalist and historical author. She provided an insight into the changes to journalism over the years and as the author of the historical novel "March Hero" she told the story of Jim Hocking, a 21-year-old Nambour man whose act of bravery saved the small English town of March in 1944. Members are eagerly looking forward to the club's sports day which will be held on the fourth Tuesday of this month. The members of the social committee under the social director Joan Ward has organised a golf and bowls day with lunch for all to enjoy. If you would like to know more about our club, phone Kenn Rogers on (07) 5445 6176.
Coolum Beach Combined
A CLUB for retired and semi-retired people looking for friendship and fun. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, August 6 at 9.15am at the Uniting Church, Elizabeth Street, Coolum Beach. Visitors are welcome. There is a guest speaker each month, plus organised lunches, bus or car trips. For more information, phone 0429 516788 or 0401 976062.
OUR Armchair Travel group has had a variety of presenters this year. In May we had a sentimental journey to India, the country of birth for the presenter. In June the presentation was very different in that it was not a holiday/tour/trip but an account of living and working in different countries - a very different perspective. Recently our president, Mike Matthews, took us on an 11-day trip to Borneo. Orangutans, sun bears, forests/palm oil plantations and the Death March from Sandakan. This group meets on the second Friday of each month at the Kawana Library. Kawana Waters Probus meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Venue 114, Sportsman's Parade, Warana. Phone registrar Jan Rowe on (07) 5491 9287.
OUR club is all about friendship and mental stimulation for retirees. There are weekly outings such as coffee mornings, lunches, dinners and visits to places of interest. Something to please everyone and every budget. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 9.45am at the Tewantin Noosa RSL. Visitors are welcome. A donation of $5 covers morning tea. Our August meeting will be on Monday 26. The guest speaker will be a representative of Noosa Police who will talk to us about various aspects of police work within the Noosa shire. For further information, phone Geoff Bailue on 0418 145034.
North Shore Quilters and Crafts
JOIN our friendly, helpful and happy group which meets every Tuesday from 12.30-4pm at the Mudjimba Community Hall, 41 Cottonwood Street, Mudjimba. Most people do patchwork and quilting, but we also do various other crafts as well, including cross stitch, knitting, crochet etc. Bring along something you would like to do. Cost is $5 per session to cover hire of hall and afternoon tea. If you have any queries, phone Robyn on (07) 5450 6659 or Denise on (07) 5446 3872.
Sunshine Coast Computer Club
OVER the years the range of assistance met by the club has broadened from computers to include telephones, tablets and other smart devices. With shopping, banking, social networking etc used by more people assistance with these is required. Members are alerted to safe use of technology to avoid scams. Come as a visitor to a weekly club meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning for an introductory chat to our Welcoming members and see what happens at meetings if you are wanting help with your technology equipment. Phone (07) 5492 1005, go to sccc.org.au and watch an introductory video, or email the club at email@example.com.
Jazz and Blues Collective Maroochydore
WE ARE holding our next Jazz N Blues Sunday event on August 4 with the return of the David Bentley Trio by popular demand. The doors of Ocean Street's Old Soul Lounge Bar will open at 1pm, with music from 2-4.30pm by the amazing David Bentley Trio with special guest Mark Spencer joining on saxophone. Nothing like a great jazz trio and they don't come any better than this, add stellar reedman Mark Spencer to DB3's distinctive sound and you have the makings of thoroughly swinging afternoon. Pianist/vocalist David Bentley delivers originals, standards, urban blues and New Orleans grooves. Andrew Shaw (bass) and Nathan Goldman (drums) complete the line-up. Look forward to an unforgettable afternoon of music. Sit and enjoy or get up and groove on our extended dance floor. Keep Jazz N Blues Alive in Maroochydore. Cost $24 or seniors $21. For tickets, go to ticketebo.com.au/ jazz-blues-collective/ or phone 0417 633734.
Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild Inc.
ON TUESDAY, July 2 the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild played host to renowned English wood turner, Chris Pouncy. Chris is touring and demonstrating as a part of the Robert Sorby 2019 Tour in conjunction with Carbatec. Chris' demonstration lasted for three hours and was packed with useful information and handy hints. His demonstration included faceplate turning and spindle turning. His class comprised more than 30 woodies men and women, including woodies from other clubs. Members held their annual Wood Expo in the Montville State School's assembly hall on July 6 and 7. The hall was filled with a large variety of wooden items for display and/or for sale. Public attendance throughout the weekend was steady in spite of the wet weather and from all reports those who attended were very impressed by the wide variety of items on display. The Woodies are extremely grateful to the Montville State School for their co-operation and generosity.
Caloundra Senior Citizens Club
THE club was formed on July 8, 1969. Our 50th anniversary was celebrated at the Uniting Church hall on Wednesday, July 10 with a display of memorabilia, a short history of the club, a piece of the birthday cake each, musical entertainment by Hilltop and Hollow and a luncheon supplied by Meals on Wheels. After the very enjoyable morning, other members came in for the afternoon programme which included hoy, indoor bowls, 500 and mah jong. We have Rock and Roll /Jive dance classes for August on Tuesdays from 2.30-3.30pm. Partners are welcome but not essential. On other days we have tai chi exercises, indoor bowls, mah jong, excellent musical entertainment, hoy and the card games Bolivia (like canasta), whist and 500. For a copy of the weekly program with times and costs please phone (07)54381403 or email raymoni@optus net.com.au. Uniting Church hall, corner Queen St and Ulm St South.
Sunshine Coast Scrabble Club
WE WELCOME new members, meeting at 1.30pm on Fridays at Nambour RSL. Phone Trevor on (07) 5445 7770.
AGLOW - Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, August 9 from 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Come along and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Women and men are all welcome. Come along and bring a friend. For more information, phone Melva on (07) 5443 5752 or Dorothy (07) 5476 4190. Aglow is a worldwide non-denominational Christian organisation with Branches in over 170 nations on six continents.
Sunshine Coast Concert Band
WE WILL present the Tenth Anniversary Concert on Saturday, August 17 from 2pm at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina. An afternoon of top entertainment with a great variety of music and talented vocalists under the baton of music director Ken Chadwick OAM. Tickets $15 available at the door includes afternoon tea. All proceeds go to the Cittamani Hospice. Inquiries with Toni on 0404 193912.
Caloundra Family History group
WE WELCOME new members and visitors and our rooms are open on Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am-12.30pm for people who want to use our resources (library, computers and onsite expert advice). One of our annual events, is the presentation of the Lorrie Barzdo Writers Award. This award was named in honour of this member who passed away. Lorrie always inspired members of the group to write down their story... these stories, then become a pathway for future generations to begin their family tree journey. There are criteria to help the novice and experienced group member and as Lorrie always said "you can write about anything, just write...". Members of the group are busily writing their stories for the 2019 award submissions. Our address, opening times and further details are available online, go to caloundrafamily history.org.au, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Cathy Meyer on 0411 881745.
13th annual YogaFest
YOGA enthusiasts can soon enjoy a large variety of Yoga workshops and presentations at the upcoming 13th annual YogaFest on October 12 at Venue 114, Bokarina. Australia's longest running yoga festival, the event offers health and wellbeing workshops taught by some of Australia's most experienced teachers. YogaFest is a day where yoga enthusiasts have the opportunity to experience a range of yoga styles from experienced teachers. Classes at YogaFest are suitable for all levels and no experience of yoga is required. Further information on the presenters and workshops, go to yogafest.com.au or by phone Jonathan Murphy on 0404 050501.
Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company
TWO pleasant Sunday afternoon concerts are coming up! The August 4 concert will be hosted by Annette Sharry and will showcase a fabulous array of performers including a young exciting tenor Duncan Rider, 'Fancy That' a thrilling a cappella quartet, gifted flautist Mark Dunbar, and the ever popular Amber Trio. The entertaining Neil Booth will be on piano. September 1 is hosted by Maria Lindsay will have an Australiana theme. A delightful mix of classical and contemporary music and verse with some original compositions performed by very talented local artists such as Richard Scott, Ken Kelley, and Christina Hanley. Sunday, August 4 and Sunday, September 1 at 2pm at the CCSA Hall, Nutley St, Caloundra. General admission $10 which includes afternoon tea. Inquiries, phone Ann on (07) 5437 2719.
OUR next Lunch & Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 7 at 11am for a 11.30am start. The guest speaker will be from the Sunshine Coast Office of Fair Trading. Venue: Buderim Tavern. Cost: $28. RSVP: Pat Cooney (07) 5445 6329 by previous Sunday, August 4.
OUR outing on August 7 will be to Moffat Beach headland whale watching. We car pool from Beerwah Library at 9am. BYO morning tea. Our next lunch meeting will be at 11am on August 21 at Glasshouse Sports Club when our guest speaker will be from Angel Flights. Anyone interested in joining us would be most welcome and for more information about our club. Phone Trish on (07) 5493 0026 or Janet on 0448 845303.
Sunshine Coast Forest Market
HELD on the first Saturday of every month - the Forest Market is located in the beautiful gardens of the Bloomhill Cancer Care Wellness-Survivor Centre in Buderim. Stalls comprise organic and fresh produce, ethically sustained food, gifts; gourmet goods, hot food and so much more. Music and entertainment is on site, and there are also fun activities for the kids. The market will be on from 7am-noon. A free shuttle runs in a loop from the Lindsay Road shopping precinct (Buderim Post Office) to the centre on Ballinger Road, to avoid parking issues. Phone markets manager Mariannje Morice on 0409 611675.
Cotton Tree Markets
HELD every Sunday morning 7am-12pm in King Street, Cotton Tree. The markets have been a firm favourite on the Coast for many years and continue to grow in diversity and range. A huge array of stalls from local artisans, small business owners and creatives. Right in the heart of Cotton Tree, and a perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday morning. Phone markets manager Mariannje Morice on 0409 611675.
Redcoats to Camouflage Exhibition
UNIFORMS and equipment of Army personnel in Queensland from 1824 to the current day will feature in the next exhibition at Victoria Barracks Brisbane. Displays will include a digital presentations, genuine artefacts and an array of Army uniforms. Home to Army Museum South Queensland and an important branch of the Australian Army History Unit, the historic precinct on Petrie Terrace (near Caxton Street) provides a unique glimpse of military history from the colonial era, through two World Wars to the present role of the Australian Defence Forces in current operations. Public tours of Victoria Barracks are on Wednesdays only. The price of $15 per person includes viewing the exhibition, an escorted tour of historic Victoria Barracks, Devonshire Tea, a souvenir booklet and digital photo. Groups and individuals must always make prior bookings, go to armymuseums outhqueensland.com.au, phone 0429 954663 or email email@example.com.
The Sunshine Statesmen Barbershop Chorus
WE WILL be hosting our Annual Concert at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, cnr Main and Church Streets at 7pm on Saturday, August 31. Various guest acts (including Hot Ginger Chorus and Champion Youth Quartet from the Gold Coast, Sunday's Best) will also be performing. Cost: $25 includes supper.
Blue Care Bus Trip
THE Caloundra branch of Blue Care Auxiliary will be holding another bus trip on Tuesday, August 13. We will be leaving the Blue Care centre, West Terrace at 8am for an outing to Coolooola Berries Strawberry farm and a macadamia nut farm. Our morning teas are legendary and we will be at the Duck Ponds at Gympie and lunch will be at the strawberry farm. All inclusive cost is a very reasonable $50, make sure you book early as seats go fast. Phone Gloria on (07) 5492 3318. This promises to be another great outing of fun, fellowship and food.
Poets and bards invited to share their work
SUNSHINE Coast Council invites poets and short story writers to the Friends of Maroochydore Library Spoken Word afternoon from 2pm on Saturday, August 3 at Maroochydore Library. Join like-minded people to share your original poetry or short stories, or just come along to listen and enjoy. Readings must be 3-5 minutes long, and be an original composition with contained language. Tickets are $10pp and includes light refreshments. Bookings are essential, go to library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 5475 8989.
Theosophical Society Sunshine Coast
WE MEET every Thursday from 7pm at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Donation $4 to cover hall hire. This August we present for inquiry topics current for this age, and the theosophical view of these. Why not come along for discussions and talks on things that matter. All welcome.
Majestic Thestre Pomona
LOVERS of Baroque music will be thrilled with a selection colourful and vivacious works performed by Arioso Chamber Ensemble. This concert will be held at 2pm on Sunday, August 11 at the Majestic Theatre Pomona. The programme will include Henry Purcell's haunting Music for a While and Fairest Isle, Vivaldi's beautiful Domine Deus and Handel's celebratory Music for the Royal Fireworks to name just a few. Arioso Chamber Ensemble brings together the talents and experience of leading specialists in Baroque performance, Judit Molnar (soprano), Margaret Caley (baroque violin), Belinda Manwaring (baroque cello) and Janet Brewer (harpsichord). The group aims to present high quality engaging performances and workshops with an emphasis on Historically Informed Practice. A licensed bar will be available from 1.30pm. Tickets cost $28 (full), $25 (concession) and $7 (school student). Bookings are recommended, go to themajestictheatre.com.au. For further information or to reserve your seat please phone (07) 5485 2330. Tickets available at the door.
AIR Limited Noosa Branch
RETIRED or About to Retire? Association of Independent Retirees (AIR) Noosa Branch is the peak national not-for-profit organisation supporting self-funded retirees or those about to retire. The AIR Noosa Branch is officially the largest AIR branch in Australia. The branch started in 1992 and now has over 250 members. Our next general meeting is on Friday, August 8 from 9.45am for 10am start at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Speaker: Professor Michael Besser AM, retired neurosurgeon. Topic: How to Avoid Alzheimers. Cost: $6pp members, $10pp non-members includes morning tea. Email airnoosacommunications @gmail.com, phone (07) 5448 2985 or Facebook.
HELD at Woombye Hall on Mondays at 9am and at Nth Shore Community Centre Mudjimba on Mondays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 9am. Also Thursdays at 9am at Yandina School of Arts Hall. Keep your mind active and body fit with dance. Fun fitness friendship and great music. Phone Barbara on 0407 733280.