COMMUNITY NOTICES: Gold Coast region
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GOLD COAST EMBROIDERERS INC.
GOLD Coast Embroiderers Inc. meet each Wednesday from 12.30-3.30pm at the Community Centre, 2439 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach (next to the Medical Centre). Contact Elaine on 55721051.
A GROUP of members recently met to learn how to crochet "trauma teddies". These are made to distribute to police stations, doctors' surgeries, hospitals and any place where children need a comforting toy to cuddle. Some may be entered in our Combined Contests day on April 19, when Knitting and Crochet, Floral Art and Photography will be judged. Come along, view the exhibits enjoy the friendship and stay for a delicious lunch for $10. Next meeting is April 12, 9.15am at our hall, 161 Maudsland Rd, Oxenford. Bookings: 0456625776.
END OF LIFE CHOICES
VOLUNTARY euthanasia options are discussed at meetings held quarterly on the Gold Coast. Phone Elaine 55808215.
INTERNATIONAL artist Heather Bell and her class of local artists are holding an exhibition at Kirra Hill Community Centre from April 18 to May 25. Monday to Friday. There will be many different genres for sale from pastels to oils. Info: Heather 438241991.
SPINAL LIFE AUSTRALIA
GOLD Coast Post Polio Network meets at 10.30am on the second Monday of the month at Treetops Tavern, 7Executive Dr, Burleigh Waters. Call Lyn on 0448206856 or Joan on 0413178073 for further information and venue location.
GOLD COAST REGIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS
AN INVITATION is extended to visit the our Open Day at 320 Ashmore Road Benowa, on Sunday, May 28. This event for children and adults is being held across Australia and New Zealand with botanic gardens being the main attraction. Celebrations include community planting, plant propagation, sale of regional plants and herbs. Guided walks and Flowers by Friends will be active. The Herbarium will exhibit their work and entertain the children. Botanica and the Kaialgumm Games for more children's activity. Sizzling sausages. Coffee and refreshments from coffee@thegardens. Exhibitions and sales are a must in the Friends Centre, 10am to 2pm. Free guided walks are held every second Wednesday and every first Sunday commencing at 10am with a specific theme. Contact: Phone: 0449561674, email: info@friends gcrbg.org.au or www.friendsgcrbg.org.au
SOUTHPORT SENIOR CITIZENS ASSN INC
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. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3. Our club motto is "Finding Friends, Fun & Fitness". We are a very active and friendly club. You can find as at
2 Whitby St, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our lovely air-conditioned hall. For all activity times please see our website: www.southportsenior citizens.com or phone Annette on 55371377.
SQUARE DANCING IS BACK IN STYLE
Square dancing for all age groups is on most Saturday nights at the Maher Hall, Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Square Dance Club has been running for 28 years and is now accepting new members for their 2017 learners' and refresher classes. Contact Karen on 0415832137 or www.isquaredance.net.
GOLD COAST EMBROIDERERS INC
GOLD Coast Embroiderers Inc meet each Wednesday from 12.30 to 3.30pm at the Community Centre, 2439 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach (next to the Medical Centre). Enjoy handcraft using needles and threads: embroidery, knitting, crochet and more. Contact Elaine on 55721051.
NEW TO the Gold Coast or a resident over 60 looking for social activities? Come along and join us for weekly BBQs, picnics, theatre, parties or outings. Our club is called PALS, we meet twice a month. Details call Vicky 55701557 or 0412783907.
SOLACE is an Organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner. We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. Info: Betty on 55807034.
RECENTLY our members celebrated their Silver Anniversary. Elaine, Laurel and Doreen our three Life Members, cut the delicious anniversary cake. We are a mixed group meeting regularly for interesting activities. Shortly we will enjoy an anniversary lunch at the Marriott Surfers Resort. Details call Doreen on 55266126.
NORTH GOLD COAST
LOOKING for a new and progressive club with a young and dynamic membership? Join the North Gold Coast Probus Club. We are open to membership, both men and women are welcome. We meet the first Monday of every month at the Sanctuary Cove Country Club. Our activities calendar is varied, exciting and offers something for everyone. Join us for coffee and cake and meet some of our fabulous, and raring to go, members. Call David on 551 2196.
WE ARE a non for profit club operating to promote fun, friendship and fellowship in our community. If you are interested in making new friends and joining us to enjoy guest speakers, lunches and outings, the club will be holding its next meeting on Monday, April 17 at the Paradise Point Bowls Club cnr Thrush and Sunbird Avenues. The meeting starts at 10am. All members and new friends are welcome to attend. Our next bus trip on Tuesday, April 11 to Redland Bay with lunch at Moreton Bay Sports Club. Contact Noel 55642231. Enquiries to Warren 55140234.
MERMAID WATERS (COMBINED)
WE MEET at the Turf Club, Bundall, every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10am. Parking is never a problem, and we have low annual fees for singles or couples. Enjoy our organised holiday trips, excursions, film nights, talks and collegiality. Call Martin on 55721074 or Ron on 55945205.
WE MEET meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach, 9.30am. Visitors and prospective members are most welcome.
Come along and join us, or call Patricia on 55755284 or Christa on 55755045 for details.
BURLEIGH WATERS PROBUS CLUB
GENERAL Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. In March our monthly outing was Barefoot Bowls and Lunch at Robina; and at the AGM a new Management Committee was elected for 2017/18, with a lunch afterwards.
Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at Club Meetings, 10am on the 3rd 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.
Contact: Brian on 55206332 or John 55206661.
VIEW supports the Smith Family's 'Learning for Life' program.
BURLEIGH PALM BEACH
THE next meeting of the Burleigh Palm Beach VIEW Club will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 10am at Treetops Tavern, Executive Drive, Burleigh Waters.
There will be a guest speaker, Helena Popovic, MD and her topic is "Ask not what your brain can do for you, but what you can do for your brain". VIEW clubs support the work of the Smith Family in helping disadvantaged Australian school children succeed in their education. New members are always welcome at this friendly Club. Call Ros on 55205821.
THE Surfer's Paradise VIEW Club holds their meetings and lunch on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club .
Meeting at 11.30am for lunch at 12 noon. 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 really enjoyable outings, please contact Felicity on 56790226. Our next meeting, on Tuesday, April 11 and we will be celebrating our 31st birthday with the theme "Masks".
Join in the Mask Parade. Guest entertainer will be Roland Storm.
THE friendly ladies of the Robina VIEW Club meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9.30am for 10am start at the Robina Bowls Club, Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina. We have interesting guest speakers with morning tea and additional social days and outings.
New members and guests are welcome. Contact Jennifer on 0408005458.
RAAF ASSOCIATION GOLD COAST
WITH continued interest and new enquiries a further meeting of the RAAF Association will be on April 19 at 10am.
This meeting will define all areas of interest to encourage more RAAF Association members. Current serving members of the Air Force, ex-RAAF, WRAAF, AAFA (Air Training Corps) instructors over 18 years, and those related to anyone who served in the air force and the allied forces are most welcome.
We especially would like to welcome any interested Vietnam veterans. RSL District Office, 10 Welch Street, Southport.
GOLD COAST & HINTERLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Autumn is a delightful time to visit your local Historical Museum, situated at 8 Elliott Street, Surfers Paradise, just off Bundall Road near the Ashmore Road roundabout. It is open every Sunday from 10am to 3pm and by appointment at other times for schools and community groups. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy a cuppa with the friendly volunteers who are on hand to answer any questions. The many buildings include Veivers Cottage, a replica of a typical early settlers home. Entry is by donation. Contact Colleen on 55291962.
CORRIGAN WALK ART TOUR
BOND University and Bleach Festival will be offering Gold Coast art buffs a rare insight into Australia's largest private collection of indigenous art when it runs its Corrigan Walk Art Tour. A fascinating insight into the artworks, the artists and the history of Indigenous art. The free tours are available - Bond University students, staff as well as the general public are able to participate in the tours which are taking place on: Thursday, April 6 from 10am-11am, Tuesday, June 20 from 10am-11am and Friday, October 20 from 2pm-3pm.
Private tours can also be arranged for visiting groups at any time. Info or to reserve your place on a tour, contact Laura Harvey on 55951430 or by email at email@example.com
TWIN TOWNS & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
OUR April meeting will be held on Monday, April 10 at South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Drive (Old Pacific Hwy), Tweed Heads South. Guest Speaker for April will be Ben from Rocky Point Mulching - Organic mulching products, some of which will be on sale. Entry is $3 including morning tea from 8.30am to 9.15am. Visitors welcome. Enquiries: Gwendoline Barnes, phone 0468872199.
COOLANGATTA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE FOR "50 & OVER SENIORS
WE WELCOME all Gold Coast & Tweed area residents and visitors. The Centre has a large range of activities including, Bingo, Dancing (Inc.lessons),Free Computer Lessons, Card Games, Choir Group, indoor Bowls, Craft, Light Exercises, Line Dancing, Mah Jong, Qigong, Rock & Roll, Snooker & Eight Ball, Social Table Tennis, Tai Chi, Yoga, Guitar & Ukulele Lessons, Bus Trips, Free Monthly Concerts, Hairdresser & Free Wii. Our next Free Monthly Concert will be on Monday, April 24 at 1pm QLD time and will feature a versatile group of six talented musicians the "Tall Poppies". For enquiries, events brochure and concert bookings please phone 0755364050 or visit the centre at 2 Gerrard Street, Coolangatta.
TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
THE Tweed Hospital Auxiliary is holding a Trivia Night at South Tweed Community Centre, Cnr Heffron St & Minjungbal Drv South Tweed on Wednesday, April 26. Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start. Cost is $10 pp. Tea, coffee and biscuits available. BYO nibbles, drinks & glasses. Great fun and prizes to be had. Maximum number in a team is 6. Don't worry if you don't have a team - come along and we'll find a place for you. There is limited space so ring 0421930069 to book your table or seat. All proceeds go Tweed Hospital Auxiliary to purchase needed equipment for our local hospital.