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The deadline for the May issue is April 24. Email editor@seniors newspaper.com.au
WE WILL be holding a Market Day on Saturday, April 21 at the hall on the corner of Victoria Ave and Georgina Sts Woody Point. Starts at 8am, finishes at 12.30pm. It would be appreciated if people did not enter the hall before 8am while stall holders are setting up. If you wish to book a table for selling, phone 0450828676 or email email@example.com.
SLACKS CREEK SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB
MAKE new friends. Come along any Tuesday 9am-noon to the Community Centre, 19 Nerida St, Rochedale. Members of a Senior Citizens Club play indoor bowls or are entertained with a concert on alternate Tuesdays. Tuition provided for new players and new members are most welcome. For information, phone Shirley on 32091682.
WESTERN SUBURBS BRANCH AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS
MEMBERS are keenly awaiting their next meeting at which Philip Castle, journalist and military historian, will speak on ANZAC Nurses and will make particular reference to two from Brisbane, Matron Grace Wilson and Matron Florence James Wallace. The venue is The Anglican Church Hall, Kenmore and guests arrive at 9.30am for a morning tea provided by branch members. Philip will begin his presentation at 10am. Members continue their Trauma Teddy work. Sue Lawrence, Trauma Teddies convenor, reported that in March 70 Trauma Teddies were distributed to children in a number of centres. As well, 115 premmie and baby hats were delivered to the Mater Mothers' Maternity Unit. Planning is under way for two major events of the year, the annual morning tea in May and a cake stall in September. More information on these in the near future. Visitors are most welcome. Join us on April 9 at 9.30am in the Anglican Church Hall, Kenmore, if you wish to learn more about a local group that helps others in a small but important way. No booking needed. Entry $5. You will be most welcome.
U3A PINE RIVERS
WE WILL be holding the monthly Social and Information Day on Friday, April 20 at Bray Hall, Cnr Cooke & O'Loan Sts, Petrie, gathering at 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing at noon. Guest speaker for this month will be a representative from the Caxton Legal Services, who will give valuable advice on occupancy of Parks and Retirement Villages. Free admission - members and visitors are most welcome. Morning tea is available for a gold coin donation and there is always a raffle. For more information, phone the Kallangur Centre on 38806677 or call in at 1480 Anzac Ave, Kallangur during opening hours 9am-noon. Seniors can inquire about membership at the meeting.
PINE RIVERS GARDEN AND PLANT FAIR
PREMIUM plant sales, garden equipment, speciality products, garden art, plant creche, pots, statues, food stalls and entertainment. Display gardens and water features. Leashed dogs allowed. April 28 from 8.30pm-4pm and April 29 from 8.30am-2.30pm. Entry $5 for one day, $8 for two days. Pine Rivers showground, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton. BYO bags please. Inquiries: 0468490205.
FOREST LAKE FIFTY PLUS CLUB
OUR March day trip was to Summer Land Camel Farm at Harrisville, also a wonderful 14-day cruise to New Zealand on the Sea Princess. The Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club meet on the third Friday of the month at The Lion, Pine Rd, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are April 20 and May 18. For more information on the club and its activities, contact president Leonie on 0427846057 or activities officer Les on 32799449 or 0466377618 to register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org. New members are always welcome.
CHERMSIDE & DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
WE ARE conducting a guided tour of the Lutwyche Cemetery led by our society archivist. This tour will highlight the military aspects of the history of the cemetery from 9am on Saturday, April 14 - tour of graves of military significance (approx. two hours). Cost: Gold coin donation would be appreciated. Meet at Kitchener Rd gates at 9am (second gate from Gympie Rd). Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hat and water. Inquiries: Archivist Beverley on 33502874, Secretary Carolyn 33593022 or email chermsidedhs @gmail.com.
DONALD SIMPSON COMMUNITY CENTRE
WHAT'S on: Whisky Tasting Night: April 12, $35 per head, must RSVP for event. Harmony Dinner: April 19, 6.30pm to 8.30pm $35.00 per head, must RSVP for event. Belly Dancing: New activity commencing at DSC, every Wednesday from 2.30-3.30pm. Phone 38211089 for more info. $10 a class for members or $15 for non-member. Brazilian Drumming: New activity commencing at DSC, every Wednesday from 4-5pm. Phone 38211089 for more info. $10 a class for members or $15 for non-member. Venue: 172 Bloomfield St, Cleveland.
ENOGGERA & DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC.
IN KEEPING with our location near a military installation, since 2014 we have endeavoured to commemorate the centenary of World War I, at the same time keeping pace with the 75th anniversary of battles of World War II that saw the Allies on the front foot treading the path towards final victory. We are conscious of having still in our midst veterans of those WWII battles. Part of the commemoration process has been the holding of an afternoon Anzac Day service. The society will be holding the last of these services on the afternoon of April 25, commencing 1.30pm, and as usual we invite all who wish to do so to attend. After the service you are welcome to join us for afternoon tea and a chance to peruse our extensive collection of memorabilia from both world wars and the period between them. If you have an item to share with us, please do so. Enoggera Memorial Hall, Cnr. Wardell and Trundle Sts. Phone Dave on 33663191.
MOONAH PARK MARKETS
MOONAH Park Indoor Markets is on again. So come along and support the independent residents of Moonah Park Retirement Village and local small businesses who will have stalls selling some wonderful handmade items. There will also be a café and barebecue available. You will find us in the air-conditioned Community Centre on 28 Blaker Rd, Mitchelton, 8am-noon on April 14. If you would like a stall contact Katrina Axtell on katrina.axtell@ cofcqld.com.au or 35139048 before April 6.
ENJOY exciting live entertainment, delicious food stalls, locals displays, free miniature steam train rides, balloon twisting and face painting. On Sunday, May 27 at McPherson Park, Bracken Ridge from 9am-2pm.
ANZAC Day will be commemorated at Samford Museum from 9am-12 noon with free admission, children's activities and feature displays. See our new statue commemorating the centenary of the Charge of Beersheba. Do you have a service person who enlisted or grew up in Samford or surrounding districts? We would appreciate being able to include your relative in our collection. Maybe you would like to know more of the district where your relative lived. Assistance with research will be available on the day. Phone Geoff on 0417610983 or email info@samford museum.com.au for more details.
NATIONAL SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (QLD) INC.
THE Association's Brisbane North West branch meets on the third Sunday of each month - next is April 15 at Gaythorne RSL, commencing 10.15am. NSAA exists for the welfare and benefit and social contact of Australian 'nashos' who served in either of the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and wives/widows thereof. Conscripts who served countries other than Australia are welcome as associate members. To find a branch near you, to discover benefits of joining the association or to obtain the two medals to which all Australian nashos are entitled phone 33241277 or go to: nashoqld.org.au. For more, phone Dave on 33663191. On the days leading up to Anzac Day, look for our members outside Coles and Woolworths at Everton Park collecting for the Association's welfare fund. Stop and have a chat.
WILL be holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 10 upstairs at the Wynnum RSL at 10.30am. The club is for anyone who would like to know more about their computers, laptops, tablets and phones and is run by volunteers. You can join the club on the day for an annual membership fee of $10. We offer classes that can be up to 4 weeks of 2 hours per week or some of lesser duration. We are continuing with our popular "one on one” sessions, where a member has one-on-one learning with a specific coach for an hour, who happens to teach a subject selected by the member. Irrespective of the type or duration of a class, they cost only $10. Our classes can commence from a very basic level so don't be afraid to make a start. Phone Lavina on 0411806154 or go to: http://wroccs.org.au.
MITCHELTON & DISTRICTS GARDEN CLUB
THE Lifestyle Nursery is sending a speaker to the Mitchelton & Districts Garden Club on Thursday, May 3. The talk will be on plants in general with emphasis on pot plants, and there will be plants for sale. Be at the Enoggera Memorial hall, corner of Wardell and Trundle St at 9.45am for morning tea, followed by the 10am meeting. Visitors welcome. Phone 33561256 for more information.
ALBANY CREEK NATIONAL SENIORS
WE ARE holding a special morning event on the April 17 at the Community Hall, Ernie St, Albany Creek. This is a lifestyle and health information morning with specialist guest speakers from National Seniors Australia Care Services, Home Care Assistance, Hearing Services, Continence Foundation, Alzheimer's Queensland, Diabetes and Freedom Aged Care. This is open to all seniors and families who would like to hear about services and resources especially designed for seniors. Doors open at 9am, and morning tea is included. Entry is $2pp. Inquiries on 0439039008 or 0418277813. Email: secretary@nsaalbany creek.org.au.
LOCKYER VALLEY SENIORS
A LAWYER from Caxton Legal Centre will be presenting a free talk about retirement living options, with a focus on common legal issues with retirement villages and manufactured home parks (over-50s resorts). Attendees will learn about documents and contracts, fees and charges, maintenance responsibilities and questions to ask before signing on the dotted line. Our next session is at Laidley Cultural Centre on Monday, April 23 from 10-11.30am. Phone Michelle at Caxton on 32146333 to reserve a place.
A LAWYER from Caxton Legal Centre will be presenting a free talk about retirement living options, with a focus on common legal issues with retirement villages and manufactured home parks (over-50s resorts). Attendees will learn about documents and contracts, fees and charges, maintenance responsibilities and questions to ask before signing on the dotted line. Our next session is at Chermside Library on Friday, April 20 from 3-4.30pm. Phone Michelle at Caxton on 32146333 to reserve a place.
LIONS CLUB OF CLEVELAND CHALLENGE
WE ARE holding a street stall outside the Westpac Bank in Cleveland on Thursday, April 26 from 10.30am-1.30pm. All money raised will be going to the local Scout group who unfortunately lost their den when it was burnt down in Ormiston recently. Our stall will have many home-cooked items including jams, pickles and also a variety of knitted items. Please come along and support the Scouts.
Holland Park Central
WE MEET on each third Thursday monthly for Fun, Friendship and Fellowship at the Pacific Golf Club, Pine Mountain Rd Carindale. We enjoy guest speakers, outings, dining together and other group activities. Learn more by "Googling” Holland Park Central Probus Club. To encourage new membership we are waiving our normal application fee of $20 until the end of April. New applicants can apply to join with just the annual membership fee of $28. For information, contact Richard on 0438555015 or Mary on 0412422779.
AT THE annual general meeting held at the Tavernetta Function Centre in Carseldine on March 1, outgoing president Desley Revell presented incoming president John Gray with the collar of office. Also at the meeting certificates of appreciation were presented by Desley to members of the management committee for services rendered during the previous year. Most noteworthy of these certificates was the one presented to Don McDermott, who has been outings co-ordinator since the Club was formed on July 2, 1998. The club is planning to celebrate 20 years of operation on July 5. The club meets at 10am at the Tavernetta Function Centre in Carseldine on the first Thursday of each month. Anyone interested in Probus is invited to come along, have a cuppa and listen to a guest speaker. Contact secretary Greg Early on 38631180 or 0407960588.
Chelmer and District
WE MEET at the Croll Memorial Precinct, 2 Clewley St, Corinda (opposite Sherwood Services Club) on the fourth Tuesday of the month (except December) at 9.45am. We have our monthly meeting with a friendly chat over morning tea, followed by a guest speaker covering a wide and interesting range of topics. Members also get together for regular outings, a garden group, a walking group, theatre visits, a book swap and other activities. We welcome retired men and women from Chelmer to Oxley and all surrounding suburbs who wish to join in the fun, friendship and fellowship of Probus and meet for club meetings and outings with other active, like-minded retirees. Phone Kathy on 33797237.
WE ARE seeking new members. If you are no longer working full-time or have recently retired, this is an opportunity for couples, gents and/or ladies to meet other retirees for friendship, fun and food. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 9.30am at Gaythorne Bowls Club, 18 Prospect Road, Gaythorne. The club hosts a wide variety of activities. Future events include day trips, lunches, theatre performances. For more information, phone Joan on 36305453.
FLORAL ART SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND INC.
OUR next meeting will be on Monday, April 23 at 9.30am at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha. Meetings include a floral design demonstration or workshop as well as bench work displays of floral art designs exhibited by members. Visitors and new members are welcome. Monthly meeting admission of $7 is payable at the door and includes tea or coffee before the meeting and a lucky door ticket. If you are interested in dropping in as a visitor or joining as a new member, phone Heather Prior on 0412735483 or go to floralartsocietyqld. org.au.
SOCIAL CHARTERS FOR LOGAN SENIORS
GET away from your ordinary day and enjoy a fun day trip. STAR day trips for seniors are an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors and have a fun day with old or new friends. Upcoming Day trips in autumn are: Brisbane City, lunch at Southbank on April 5; Scenic Rim tour, lunch at Boonah on April 19; Harbour Town Shopping trip, lunch at Harbour Town on May 3. We will pick up and drop you off at your doorstep. Phone 38216699 to get more information on eligibility, costs and bookings.
OUR ladies are urging the local community to support disadvantaged children and young people with their education by joining the club which sponsors three school children. We meet at 11am on the second Wednesday of the month at the Rec Club, Alba Lane (off Jacaranda Ave), Kingston. Cost of $25 includes a two-course lunch and a guest speaker. Proceeds from the day go to The Smith Family's Learning for Life program. Phone Pat on 38046931 for further details.
WE ARE a small, friendly club seeking community-minded women. VIEW members come from all walks of life, and we would be delighted if you could join us in our mission to provide better educational opportunities for disadvantaged young Australians. We would welcome you as a visitor to our lunch meetings and perhaps in time become a member of our club. If you wish to know more about the Newmarket VIEW Club and also join us for lunch, please go to the website www.view.org.au, email us on newmarketview @gmail.com or phone Estelle on 33567598.
OUR guest speaker on Tuesday on April 3, Philip Castle, will focus on a trio of nurses who served in military conflicts across the world. We especially look forward to learning about Dame Maud McCarthy, an Australian nurse who was head of the Commonwealth Nursing Services during World War I. Our VIEW club meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 10.45am for 11.30am at the Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartments. In addition to supporting the Smith Family Learning for Life program, which assists the education of disadvantaged children, we offer a variety of social activities including bridge, canasta and mahjong, as well as a very active choir. Phone Denise on 0409261488 if you would like to attend our lunch. For information email the club at chapelhillview @gmail.com.
THIS month 17 ladies got together for a wonderful high tea at Lawnton coffee shop. This was one of the many fun outings we hold throughout the year. Each month we have a luncheon meeting usually with a guest speaker. Our guest speaker for April will be someone from "Orange Sky”, the company started up by two young men who realised that homeless people needed somewhere to wash their clothes. They now offer many other services. We would love for you to join our club. Our next meeting will be at the Murrumba Downs Tavern on the April 18 at 10.30am for an 11am start. For the price of lunch, come along and meet us and see if you would like to become a member. Phone Elizabeth 38864937 or Sandra 34252738.
MEMBERS have an interesting month coming up in April. The guest speaker for our meeting on Monday, April 10 is Trevor Dixon, president of Kenmore-Moggill RSL Club, speaking on the significance of the centenary of the end of World War I in 1918 and the Battle to regain Villers Bretonneux on April 25, 1918. The other wonderful event for April will be a visit to the Mao's Last Dancer Exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane. Cost $9 (concession) or $12. This will be followed by lunch at the Red Cross Café in City Hall. We welcome members of the public to join us for any of our meetings and events. For more information, phone Jean on 0409268646.
DO YOU want to keep the spirit of the Commonwealth Games going for just a little bit longer? Then come to the April meeting of the Centenary Evening VIEW Club. Our guest speaker on that night has been both a competitor and volunteer at various Games. We are very fortunate to have Julie McDonald OAM accept our invitation to share her experiences with us. We must all remember Julie's brilliant swimming career. In her retirement, she has generously used her talents in advisory roles and in charity fundraising. Meeting will be held at McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Cres, Middle Park on Monday, April 16 at 6.30pm for 7pm. Cost is $35 for the dinner and bookings are essential. Phone Rita (before noon on April 13) 0413138967 or 33783356 or email centenaryeveview @gmail.com.