TASTY TREAT: Sunnybank Seniors members enjoying their Christmas in July lunch.
TASTY TREAT: Sunnybank Seniors members enjoying their Christmas in July lunch. Tracey Beard

Community Notices for Brisbane area


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19TH Girls Brigade Monster Bookstall is on August 12 between 7am and 2pm. Come along and grab a bargain! If you would like to donate please leave your books in a box or bag clearly marked in the breezeway of Keperra Baptist Church 980 Samford Rd, Keperra or call Katrina on 0409726563 or Denise on 0417001238. Donations close Monday August 7.


COME along any Tuesday between 9am and 12noon 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. Details call Shirley on 32091682.


33 VETS in Brisbane have signed on to become part of RSPCA Qld's de-sexing campaign and residents are lining up to register online. The Operation; Wanted campaign has seen close to 180 vets reducing their de-sexing fees by 20% during the campaign. Last year it's estimated around 20,000 animals were de-sexed during the campaign which equated to 10,000 extra animals being desexed as a direct result of the campaign. This year everyone must register to receive the discount and so far 7,500 have already registered. RSPCA Qld is urging people to register now in order to take advantage of the discounts. Simply go to www.operationwanted.com.au to register and find out which vets are participating in your area.


IS pleased to be meeting back at the new Chermside Library bi-monthly on a Sunday and socially on alternate months. Members are always happy to share their knowledge and resources with beginners or those who have done decoupage in the past and wish to learn about new products. Details are available on the Guild website www.decoupageqld.org, or contact Secretary Barbara by email barbara.chapple@gmail.com or President Heather on 32051943.


MEMBERS will be creating a beautiful display of Floral Designs at this year's EKKA. We invite everyone to drop by during EKKA from August 11-20; you will find us in the Old Museum Building. New members and visitors are also welcome to attend our August meeting on Monday August 28 at 9.30am at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha. Admission of $7 is payable at the door and includes tea or coffee before the meeting. Details call Heather Prior on 0412735483 or go to www.floralartsocietyqld.org.au.


AT THE meeting of the on Thursday, September 7, at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, the guest speakers - Margaret and Les Lobley - will deal with Repotting Orchids and Tips on Growing Them. Given the correct conditions, orchids are not hard to grow. There are specific actions to take when repotting them and if the instructions are followed, success is assured. Margaret and Les have a wealth of information to share with those at the meeting. The meeting commences immediately after morning tea which is served at 9.45am and visitors and new members are most welcome. The hall which is situated at the corner of Wardell and Trundle Sts, Enoggera, is close to public transport and is accessible by wheel chair. Details call Pat on 33561256. 


SATURDAY September 2 at 7.30pm the community based choir hailing from The Gap area, is holding our Annual Gala Concert Musical Moments at the The Gap Uniting Church 1050 Waterworks Rd, The Gap. In conjunction with the Ashgrove/Gap Lions Club we present a varied program of music with guest performers this year being students from The Gap High School instrumental group. Proceeds to assist the Lions Medical Research Foundation and Serenata Singers. Adults $20 Children $10. This includes a delicious supper and Door prizes. We trust you will enjoy a lovely evening of music in a happy, relaxed atmosphere.


QUEENSLAND Family History Society is having an OPEN DAY Saturday 12 August from 10am to 3pm at their Library and Resource Centre at 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne. This year our Open Day theme is Family - Links in a Chain. Do you have any missing links in your family history? Would you like to find them? Would you like to know your family ancestry? Who do you think you are? We will have members from our Special Interest Groups which include, English West country, Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Central European ancestry. Have a chat with them and let their expertise assist and guide you in your family research. This year our special guests will be Tim Mander MP, Everton Electorate, and Councillor Andrew Wines, BCC Enoggera Ward and the Hon. Jane Prentice MP, Federal member for Ryan has kindly donated a door prize. Our online event is 31 Links in a Chain. 31 days, 31 stories, 31 Links. Stories about looking for family by Queensland Family History Society members. Each day in August a new story will be posted on our website www.qfhs.org.au and read a story about connecting with family.


The Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc.has been successful in receiving a $5,000 Community History Grant from the Brisbane City Council. Thank you to all who attended our open day July 15. We hope you were impressed with our display, please visit us again. If you have photos or historical books you would like to donate to us, we are happy to add them to our collection. Researchers, students, visitors and potential new members; all are welcome to visit us on Thursday morning between 9.30 and 1pm either as individuals or in small groups. Other times can be arranged, phone Dave3366 3191 or email edhs.secretary@gmail.com We are located at Enoggera Memorial Hall on the corner of Wardell and Trundle Sts, Enoggera.


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. JDs 50 Plus Cinematographers holds two meetings per month, the first and fourth Tuesdays, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at the 50 Plus Centre in the Brisbane City Hall which is quite central. $2 per day. Code EE. Call Mr. John D'Alton 'phone weekdays but *not* between 12 noon and 2pm on 33713707 or email   jcdalton@paradox.com.au


Come join us for our next meeting. This month our activity is learning how to embroider/x-stitch using an initial. Call Christine to let her know which initial you will require. An email will be sent out with details of what you need to bring or any cost that may be involved.If you just want to come and meet some friendly faces, feel free to bring your own knitting or crochet. We look forward to your company. Next meeting at the Toowong Library on Monday August 14, 9am for 9.30am start. Visitors welcome. Enquiries: Christine at cwabrisbane@gmail.com


The Wynnum Region Organised Computing Club for Seniors Inc and will be holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday August 8 at the Wynnum RSL at 10.30. 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 only cost $10. Our classes can commence from a very basic level so don't be afraid to make a start. Details call Lavina on 0411806154 or visit our website http://wroccs.org.au


The Brisbane Branch hold their meetings on the first Thursday of the month. Commencing at 1 pm, at various locations. Please contact Secretary for venue on 0439524512. Come along and learn all about growing beautiful hibiscus.


THE men and women of our garden club will warmly welcome you. Guest speakers each month give enthusiastic talks. Every second month our meeting includes competition tables, where Members have the opportunity to share & admire best plants or flowers. We visit a Member's garden each month, to socially chat and get to know each other. Come meet us on the corner of Cleveland/Redland Bay Road and Island Outlook Avenue, Thornlands, on the third Monday of the month from 9am to 11:30. $3 entry includes a lovely morning tea and lucky door ticket.  Check out our website: www.rhs.asn.au  


IS holding its 50th Gem Show on Saturday, 26th August 26 from 9am to 3pm at Hemmant Hall, Hemmant - Tingalpa Rd, Hemmant. The club displays member's work and there are over 30 stalls selling jewellery, gems, opals, rocks, minerals, crystals, fossils, handicrafts and tools. Our Soft Rock Café caters delicious food, hot and cold drinks. Raffle prizes are created by our talented members. Admission $4, Pensioners $3, under 12 free. No ATM. Come by train to Hemmant Station and cross the road. A great day for all ages. Contact Janet 0402034187 wblc.coordinator@lapidary.net


COMMUNITY Education Program Lunch Box Conversation Sessions. Cost: a gold coin donation to support the Centre at 38 Thallon St, Sherwood. August 8 Listen to This - Presenter Anna and Ryan from Hearing Australia 12 noon, August 29 Centrelink Access and information - Adrienne Mott 12 noon - 1pm, September 12 Funerals, making plans for the future K.M. Smith - Jennie McIntosh. Details call 33796963 or email admin@sherwoodnc.org


LUNCHTIME concert will be held at St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane Thursday September 7 at 11am to 11.50am. FREE. Details go to www.stjohnscathedral.com.au or call 38352222 office hours. Performers: guitar students from the Advanced Performance Programme, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University.


WILL BE holding their monthly Social and Information Day on Friday August 18 at Bray Hall, Cnr Cooke and O'Loan Sts Petrie gathering at 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing at 12 noon.  Guest Speaker will be a representative from COTA talking on the Enduring Power of Attorney documentation. Free admission - members and visitors are most welcome. Morning tea is available for a gold coin donation and there is always a raffle. Details call the Kallangur Centre on 38806677 or call in at 1480 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur during opening hours 9 to 12 noon.  Seniors can enquire about membership at the meeting.


OUR Christmas in July at Coolangatta Surf Club was the July activity. With a 3 course Christmas lunch and a wonderful view, a very enjoyable day was had by all. We meet on the third Friday of the month at the Lions Richlands Club, Pine Road, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are Friday August 18 and Friday September 15. For details on the Club and its activities, call Leonie (President) on 0427846057 or Les (Activities Officer) on 32799449 or mob 0466377618 or email fl50plusc@gmail.com. New members are always welcome.


THE Association of Independent Retirees are a like minded group of retired or semi retired folks that are trying to enhance our lifestyle socially with regular bus trips and enhancing our financial positions. We are part of a national group with branches in all states and major centres. Finance is a big part of our interests, but we are not Financial Advisors. Our meetings are monthly at the Wavell Heights Community Hall on Edingburgh Castle Rd, with meetings every third Friday, from 9.30am to noon. This month's speaker will be from Macquaries as well as our annual AGM. We also have a separate group being the Financial Group that meet on the second Friday for members only. We have a regular monthly newsletter and access to our web site is available. We do not advise on the financial matters but discuss matters of interest. Membership is low and our age group goes from the 50's to the upper area. We are all partially self funding or wholly independent of the full pension - thus ways of living better financially are important. Come and have a look on the third Fridays and see if we are of interest to you. Details call 38811820 up to 5pm or by email to sitram@powerup.com.au.



RON recently attended a President's meeting at National Seniors Head Office and decided that Browns Plains National Seniors would host next year's Zone Conference to be held May 29, 2018 at the Greenbank RSL. We are forming a sub-committee to make sure we have it all in place for this special event. Pat is organising members interested for an outing to the Outback Spectacular Show in October. Our members were invited by Forest Lake Branch to join their 4 day get away Coach trip to Stanthorpe & Warwick's Jazz and Jumper Festival. Our next BBQ is on August 27, starting at 10am at the Sub Branch Offices at Greenbank RSL.Our July coach trip was a Christmas in July theme having our lunch at Harrigan's Hotel at Jacobs Well. Prizes were given out for the best Christmas Hats. For our July meeting we had a very informative speaker from Crime Stoppers. He gave an interesting speech and a few Sample bags were given to members which was a nice surprise. Browns Plains National Seniors AGM will be held at our next meeting, on August 8 at our meeting venue at Greenbank RSL. Billy Guy will be our ever-welcomed entertainer. Come and join our happy group at Greenbank RSL on the second Tuesday of each month. Our coach trips are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. For details about our group call Ron or Bev on 380090697 or 0402094887.


THE Branch's latest bus trip - Christmas in July proved very popular, with members and friends enjoying morning tea at Centenary Lakes Caboolture followed by lunch at Flaxton Gardens. Our next bus trip is planned for September 12 with a tour and morning tea at Noela's Garden, Donnybrook. Lunch will be at Bribie Bowls Club. Meanwhile, please join us for our monthly meetings at 10am on fourth Monday at Newnham Hotel Mt.Gravatt, with the next meeting being our AGM on August 28. Guest speakers are arranged for each meeting. Details call Bev 33414170 or Jill 32728210.


VICTORIA Barracks in Brisbane will open a new exhibition from August to December 2017. Highlighting the Australian Light Horse in WW1 the displays will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Charge at Beersheba. A visit to the exhibition is by escorted tour. Each tour (Wednesdays only) of the historical Victoria Barracks precinct on Petrie Terrace, Brisbane includes a formal Devonshire Tea served in the original Officers' Mess, a presentation, a souvenir booklet and group photo. Bookings can be made on the new website www.armymuseumsouthqueensland.com.au or by contacting Bev Smith 0429954663 bsmithys@bigpond.net.au or WO2 Stan Albert stan.albert@defence.gov.au on 3234531.


MEETINGS of Brisbane North West branch of NSAA (Qld) Inc are held at Gaythorne RSL on the third Sunday of each month commencing 10.15; next August 20. Visitors and new members are welcome. After the meeting take the opportunity to lunch in the pleasant surrounds of the RSL bistro bar. Membership of the association is open to former Australian nashos who served in the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and wives and widows thereof. Conscripts who served countries other than Australia are welcome as associate members. For advice about the benefits of joining the association or to apply for the two medals available to Australian nashos, call 33241277, email officeadmin@nashoqld.org.au or write to Box 7014 Holland Park East Qld 4121. Details about Brisbane North West branch, call Dave on 33663191.



WE ARE seeking new members. If you are no longer working full-time or have retired, this is an opportunity for couples, gents and ladies to meet other retirees for friendship, fun and food. Meetings are held on the First Thursday of each month from 9.30am at Enoggera Bowls Club, 72 Pickering Street, Enoggera. The club hosts a variety of activities. Future events include The Light Horse at Beersheba at Victoria Barracks; day trip and lunch at Montville; Savoyards' next musical comedy The Producers at Iona College; Melbourne Cup Day Lunch. Details call Joan on 36305453.


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. Details call Bev Worthington 33592056 or Kay Davidson 32638072. Our recent Guest Speaker was Patrick Pickett, Conductor of the Queensland Pops Orchestra, who spoke about "Music and Healing" and the great results that are being made in the area of Autism and also the general health of the older population when singing and listening to music and playing musical instruments.


WE meet in the Bowls Club at Hall Avenue in Corinda on the fourth Tuesday of the month 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. Call Kathy on 33797237 for details.



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 $22 includes lunch and a guest speaker. Proceeds from the day go to The Smith Family's Learning for Life program. Details call Maureen on 38051378.


WE WERE all very saddened when we heard of Eileen Cole's passing earlier this week. Eileen was one of the founder members , a loved friend of many, and a very loyal and active member of our Club. Our members extend our sincere sympathy to Eileen's family. At our July meeting we held a very successful and entertaining Cent Auction and raised over $600 for the Smith Family's 'Learning for Life' program. We would like to thank all our generous sponsors for their prizes. Our next meeting is on August 16 at the Murrumba Downs Tavern on Dohles Rock Road at 10.30am for 11am. Our speaker will be Roly Sussex , who is a professor of Lingulstics , and he will be talking on the English language. Visitors and new members are always made very welcome at our meetings. Details call Sandra 34252738 or Elizabeth 38864937.


WELL known Bush Poet Noel Stallard was at his brilliant best and Country Entertainer Hugo Fitz-Herbert took us down Memory Lane when they entertained our guests at our recent Hoedown. This fund raiser ensured we can continue to support our 8 Learning for Life students through The Smith Family's program, so grateful thanks to everyone who supported this function. August 1 was our 27th Birthday lunch with our own Chapel Hill choir entertaining. Choir Mistress Doreen Orton and Accompanist Marguerite Giovannini have received a "Making a Difference " Award from VIEW National Office in recognition of their dedication to our choir over many years. Congratulations Ladies, richly deserved. A Visit to Wolston House on August 29 with morning tea after a guided tour should be a lovely social outing. You would be most welcome to come along as a visitor to our August lunch meeting or join us on our visit to Wolston House and learn a little more about the VIEW organisation. Enquiries Bev. 32792819.


NEXT meeting Wednesday September 6 at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Parade, 10.30am for 11am start. Cost of lunch is $25. Our Annual Fashion Parade will be held this month and we have some fantastic raffle prizes for our major raffle, that will be drawn on the day. All funds raised go towards supporting the Smith Family. So, come dressed in bright floral colours to celebrate Spring's arrival. New members and guests are always welcome. Call Heather on 33003733 to book by 4pm Monday September 4.


THE August dinner meeting will be on Monday August 14. Meetings are held at the McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Cres. Middle Park. Cost is $35 and bookings are essential. Paul Geisel will be the guest speaker and his topic will be about aged care and options available for older people in retirement. VIEW offers women of all ages the opportunity to come together socially, enjoy a meal and listen to guest speakers who can be entertaining and educational. Members also enjoy other social events and outings on a regular basis. Fund raising events are held to support children the club sponsors through The Smith Family Learning for Life Program. For details or dinner bookings email centenaryeveview@gmail.com or call Di 32029759 before noon Friday August 11.

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