SEA THE WORLD: The Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club enjoyed their May day trip at Sea World on the Gold Coast.
SEA THE WORLD: The Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club enjoyed their May day trip at Sea World on the Gold Coast.

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WE ARE once again conducting a tour of Lutwyche Cemetery on Saturday, June 9 at 9am. This tour will highlight those who had lived in the Bald Hills area. Located at Kitchener Road gates (second gate from Gympie Road) with plenty of parking available. Gold coin donation appreciated. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat and water. Inquiries with archivist Beverley on 33502874 or secretary Carolyn on 33593022. Email chermsidedhs@


WE MEET on the second Tuesday of each month (except December and January) at the Carina Bowls Club in Stanley Road. Parking is readily available beside the club house. We regularly have about 80 members attending our meetings. We are known as a very friendly club with new and prospective members always warmly welcomed. In fact, members of the special welcome group are very happy to provide information, 'show them the ropes' and introduce to others. We have monthly social outings. For example, this month's trip is to 'Parrots in Paradise' and 'Osprey House' in Dayboro with lunch at Mt Mee. In June, we are planning a 7-day getaway trip to Macksville and district. Other special events include Melbourne Cup parties, Mother's Day and Father's Day morning teas, Fish and Chips at the Wynnum foreshore, plus many other interesting events. We have very interesting guest speakers at all our meetings - so, you can be both informed and entertained. We would love to see you come along and have fun. For further information please do not hesitate to phone Maureen on 33984236 or Eddie on 33953337.


WE WILL be holding our monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12 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 four weeks of two 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 only cost $10. Our classes can commence from a very basic level so don't be afraid to make a start. For more information, phone Lavina on 0411806154 or visit our website We look forward to seeing you there.



Centenary Evening

IF YOU would like to be part of a group of women of all ages who meet meet monthly for dinner with interesting guest speakers and also enjoy coffee mornings, lunches and various outings and where the focus is on fun and friendship, then look no further than Centenary Evening VIEW Club. Fund raising activities range from bring and buy stalls and tucker tables to "Girls Night In", Melbourne Cup Lunch and various other outings/events. All money raised goes to the Smith Family to support six students through the Learning for Life program. The next meeting will be held at McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Cres, Middle Park on Monday, June 11 at 6.30pm for 7pm. The cost is $35 for the dinner and bookings are essential. Phone Rita (before noon on Friday, June 8) on 0413138967 or 33783356 or email centenaryeveview if you are interested. We would love to see you at our meeting.



OUR meeting for July is on Wednesday, July 4 at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Parade, Grovely. Doors open at 10.30am and the meeting commences at 11am. Cost of the two-course lunch is $27, with tea and coffee included. As the July 4 is American Independence Day, we are having a guest speaker from the United States Chamber of Commerce in Brisbane. At our July meeting we are also having our Annual Cent Auction, so bring along any good items to go in the auction and of course the money to purchase those lucky tickets. All proceeds of the day go towards supporting our learning for life students. New members and guests are always welcome to our meetings and the social activities we hold during each month. Please phone Carol by 4pm Monday, July 2 on 33555349 to book.


Chapel Hill

GUESTS at our Mother's Day Celebration in May were inspired by guest speaker, Dr Mary Crawford, who spoke on 'Women in the Workforce'. She described improvements for women across the decades with a particular focus on Queensland and Australia at large. The story was not all good, however, as she discussed the current plight of many women, who lack superannuation or are homeless. In June, Dr David Tudehope, a retired perinatal specialist, will discuss some of the ethical dilemmas regularly faced by practitioners. On July 31, the club is hosting a Fashion Parade, presented by Rosa's Fashions on the Go, and Morning Tea at Mt Ommaney Hotel/Apartments. Tickets are on sale now. There will be stylish outfits, cakes and sandwiches, a lucky door prize and raffles. Lunchtime meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 10.45 for 11.30am at Mt Ommaney Hotel/ Apartments, Dandenong Road (off Centenary Highway), Mt Ommaney. Phone Denise on 0409261488 if you would like to attend one of our functions or for further information, email the club at chapelhill



WE HAVE completed our new look with a change of Luncheon venue to the Jindalee Golf Club, 62 Yallambee Road, Jindalee with our meeting on the third Monday of the month. We have romance author Ally Blake as our guest speaker at our June 18 meeting. Ally has published over 30 books and sold four million copies worldwide through publishers Harlequin and Mills and Boon. We support eight students on the Learning for Life programme as well as providing an opportunity for women to socialise with others through guest speakers and our book, mahjong and walking groups. We also arrange social outings to interesting places as well as raising funds such as Bunnings sausage sizzle (June 24) which supports our students. If you would like to join us or learn more about VIEW we welcome guests to our meetings and bookings can be made with Jean on 0409268646 or Nan on 0410006500.



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 Avenue), 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.


Pine Rivers

ONCE again we have an article and photograph in the Dayboro Grapevine and Brisbane Seniors in May. Our next Meeting Day is on the third Wednesday of each month at 10.30am for 11am at Murrumba Downs Tavern. For more information, phone 34252738 or email pinerivers.view


Sunnybank Evening

OUR next meeting will be held on Monday, June 4 at 6.30pm for 7pm at The Glen Hotel, Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains. Our Guest speaker will be Kathy Smith, of Little Miss Organised, who have been organising people's lives since 2011 with an aim to alleviate stress and frustration by organising homes and lives so they can regain control. If you would like to attend the dinner meeting, phone Pam Smith on 32738419.


MAKE new friends by coming along any Tuesday between 9am-noon to the Community Centre, 19 Nerida Street, 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 more information, phone Shirley on 32091682.




COME and join us - we welcome active retired and semi-retired singles or couples as new members who are interested in fun, friendship and fellowship. Monthly meetings with a guest speaker, local day tours, picnics and theatre outings are part of the club's activities. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Geebung RSL Club. Bus and rail transport are virtually at the door and there are adequate car parking facilities. For further information, phone Bev Worthington 33592056 or Kay Davidson 32638072.


Chelmer and District

WE MEET at the Croll Memorial Precinct, 2 Clewley Street, 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 for details.



OUR Probus Club recently celebrated its 33rd birthday at the Changeover luncheon held at the Redcliffe RSL with 65 members and friends in attendance. Retiring President Shirley Smith presented new President, Denis Megalaconomos with the Collar of Office. A new committee also took office and was introduced. Our club is always happy to welcome new members and residents in the area are invited to join. Phone PR officer Ray Baulch on 32032611 or Denis on 32835301. We meet at the Redcliffe RSL on the fourth Tuesday of each month except in December.


GUEST Speaker Deanne Lawrie, recently explained at Wavell Probus Club meeting, that the Seniors Inquiry Line was established in 1995 to provide Seniors access to a one stop shop with information on issues of concern to them. Seniors can phone 1300135500.


LEADING retirement provider Aveo Group officially unveiled the first stage of its $60million Aveo Robertson Park community redevelopment at a grand opening event on Wednesday, May 16. Councillor Steven Huang from Brisbane City Council's MacGregor Ward and Aveo's CEO Geoff Grady attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiled the plaque to officially open the first phase of Aveo Robertson Park. The event provided a perfect opportunity for the public to view and celebrate the beginning of the master-planned retirement community and included a public tour of the new apartments and amenities. Attendees also had a chance to talk to Aveo regarding their future retirement needs, as well as learning more about Allied Health and good nutrition.


BEGINNERS line dancing starting now. Free lessons for novice beginners. Learn to line dance for fun, relaxation and exercise. All ages, don't need a partner. Monday: 6.30pm beginners; 7.30pm early interm progressing onto intermediate. At Progress Hall, Hall Road/151 Barbarella Drive, Springwood/Slacks Creek. Tuesday: 9.30am Beginners; 10.30am Early Intermediate; 11.15am Intermediate. At Finnish Hall, 62 Newnham Road, Mt Gravatt East. Also available for functions, corporate/private, parties and demos. Go to or phone 0403225313.


AT 60 and Better Cannon Hill, we invite all Seniors every Monday morning for entertainment, speaker craft, games day or movies at 9.30am for morning tea, followed by lunch for $5. Annual membership is $5/$6 every Monday, depending what's on. Come Tuesday 8.30am for Tia Chi and 10am for Gentle Exercise. We are located at the Cannon Hill School of Arts at 958 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill. For further information, phone Beverley on 38432920.


CANNON Hill School of Arts is a very comfortable friendly place to hire for your meetings (no parties). There are still a few hours left on certain days. For further information, phone Beverley 38432920 or Rick 0422924233.


THE Zone Conference for National Seniors, which our Branch will be hosting, is only weeks away and we are looking forward to a great gathering from the 12 branches in our zone. There will be numerous raffle prizes, most of which have been generously donated and our sincere thanks go to the local businesses, members and families for their support. Thanks also to the Greenbank RSL Services Club and other National Seniors Branches for their generosity. You are welcome to come along and join our happy group of Seniors who meet on the second Tuesday of each month at the Greenbank RSL Services Club at 10.30am. For more information, please phone Ron or Bev on 0402094887.


WE MEET on the third Friday of the month at The Lion, Pine Road, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are June 15 and July 20. For more information on the club and its activities, please phone Leonie (president) on 0427846057 or Les (activities officer) on 32799449 or 0466377618. To register your interest, email New members are always welcome.


WE WILL hold our Charity Orchid Spectacular in aid of 'Be Uplifted' Breast Cancer Support Group. Lots of beautiful orchids will be on show and for sale. Expert advice is always on hand from our helpful growers. Learn how to re-pot your orchids. Buy all your orchid growing needs at the trade tables. Light refreshments will be available. Venue for show is Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium 8.30am-3.30pm on Saturday, June 30 and 8.30am-3pm on Sunday, July 1. Admission $4, children under 14 yrs free. If you require further information, phone 0412432713.


ON JULY 5 we will meet at the Enoggera Memorial Hall situated at the junction of Trundle and Wardell Streets, Enoggera. The guest speaker, Margaret Morrow, who is a foundation member of this club, will talk on Camellias, dealing with this plant's history and cultivation. The meeting commences after morning tea which is served at 9.45am and visitors and new members are most welcome. The hall is close to public transport and accessible by wheel chair. For more information phone, president Pat on 33561256.


WE WILL host an Arts, Craft and Photography Expo showcasing students' works from their various classes on Friday, June 15 at Bray Hall, corner of Cooke & O'Loan Streets, Petrie gathering at 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing at noon. 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, call in at 1480 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur during opening hours 9am-noon. Seniors can inquire about membership at the meeting.


THE Association of Independant Retirees (AIR) are a group of self minded retirees who are fully or partial self-funded meet at Kedron at the OES Hall, 2 Boland Street, Kedron the third Friday of most months at 9.30am for their monthly meeting and social, finishing about noon. Coffee and biccies are available for a small fee with guest speakers each month pertaining to health or Financial matters. We run several bus trips with morning teas and lunch to a interesting venue over the year. Our Finance Group also meets at Chermside on the second Friday as well, whilst we discuss finances we do not give Financial advice. For details phone 38811820 before 5pm or sitram@ Visitors who are interested in joining are welcome.


WE ARE a very friendly and small club seeking new members. We meet every second Wednesday in the hall at Queen of Apostles School, Appleby Road, Stafford. The club hosts a variety of activities i.e. indoor bowls, bingo, hoy, trading tables and guest speakers. Cost is $2 with free morning tea. On June 13 we are going to be entertained by Cath Spaulding, fondly known as Cheshire Cat. Cath is an inspirational singer who is very popular. On July 25 we are having a bus trip to Toogoolawah hotel for Christmas in July. The cost for the day out is $55. For further information, phone Julia 0467680551 or Carolyn 33568223.


GET your feet moving again and keep your body fit. We welcome all at the 50 Plus Centre held in the Brisbane City Hall, every Thursday morning from 10am-12.30pm for the small sum of $2. That includes morning tea at 11am. We dance old-time, new vogue dances to well known bands played on CDs. Phone Marie D'Alton on 33713707.


CINEMATOGRAPHERS are people who can make a short movie of your video and photos you have taken with your camera adding background music, your own voice announcements?

Come to my meetings and learn how to do it.

I use Linux and Windows. My group, JDs 50 Plus Cinematogr- aphers holds two meetings per month, the first and fourth Tuesdays, 9.30am to about 12.30pm at the 50 Plus Centre in the Brisbane City Hall which is quite central.

$2 per day. Code EE.

Phone John D'Alton M-F but *not* between 12-2pm on 33713707 or email jcdalton@paradox.

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