ALL ABOARD: Burleigh Waters Probus club members ride a tram at Rockhampton Heritage Village.
ALL ABOARD: Burleigh Waters Probus club members ride a tram at Rockhampton Heritage Village.

Community Notices: Gold Coast


WE ARE located on the highway in Surfers Paradise. Brush up your skills or we can teach you new ones with our experienced teachers. We provide beginners classes and coaching at all levels and conduct bridge sessions six days a week and two nights. We're known as "the friendly club" and organise many social functions for members. Join the club and meet interesting people from all walks of life. For more information, call Cecily or Lynley 55383112 or 0418984856.


SCLERODERMA, Raynauds and Sjogrens Gold Coast Support Group are holding their Christmas lunch at Benowa Tavern from 10.30am on Monday, December 11.



Twin Towns

ENROLMENT days for 2018 will be January 23 and 24. The office at Boyd Street will be open between 9am-12.30pm on those days. Many tutors will be present to answer queries about their classes. Pay your membership fees for 2018 at the office, any time between now and December 13. The Early Bird raffle will be drawn at noon on January 24, email u3atwintowns@gmail. com or call 55347333.


Gold Coast Inc.

AUSTRALIA Fair office is now closed for the Christmas break and re-opens on Monday, January 15. The resumption of classes will be the week beginning Monday, January 29. These dates are earlier because of the effect the Commonwealth Games will have on traffic and parking, so as an incentive there is an 'early registration draw' and the chance to win a refund of the $75 membership. The draw will take place in U3A Australia Fair office at 2pm on Thursday, January 18. We are looking for tutors to teach computers, phones, tablets, art, current affairs forum, armchair travel and an experienced 'tutor co-ordinator' used to working in team environment. Call 55916671 or email u3agoldcoastinc


THE Tweed Hospital Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who supported its many fund-raising activities during 2017. All the funds raised go towards purchasing necessary equipment for the Tweed Hospital. The Auxiliary wishes all the members who have worked so hard during the year and all the supporters, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The Sunday Bingo will continue every Sunday at 1pm at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club over the Christmas break. We look forward to your support in 2018.


VOLUNTARY euthanasia options are discussed at meetings held quarterly on the Gold Coast. For more information, phone Elaine 55808215.


WE WILL again open on the following dates/times: Sunday, January 7 from 11am-2pm. Our new display, honouring some of "Our forgotten Anzacs" and more renovations, have been favourably received thus far, by every visitor. The Southport Military Heritage Museum is located in the Qld Naval Brigade Drill Hall at Owen Park, Mick Vievers Way, 201 Queen Street, Southport (next to the Southport Primary School). Entry is free, and there is free parking. For information, call Noel on 0437732575.



Runaway Bay

WE ARE a non-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, January 15 at the Paradise Point Bowls Club (cnr Thrush & Sunbird Avenues). The meeting will start at 10am. There will be an interesting guest speaker. All members and new friends are welcome to attend. Our next activity will be our Christmas party at 11.30am on Tuesday, December 12 at the Paradise Point Bowls Club. Please bring a gift for the Santa sack. Those interested, including visitors, can call Warren on 55140234 or Noel 55642231.


Burleigh Waters

GENERAL meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. For our November outing we had a Sausage Sizzle Picnic in Burleigh Park, and at our meeting Mel Bromley informed us about Assistance Dogs, with a demonstration by 'Oska'. A group from our club had a great trip to Yeppoon and Rockhampton area, and saw some of the local places of interest, including Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo and the Heritage Village. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at club meetings, 10am on the third 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. Call Brian on 55206332 or John 55206661.


VIEW stands for Voice Interests and Educations for Women.


Surfers Paradise

WE HOLD our meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30am for lunch at noon. Always with an interesting guest Speaker. New members and visitors are welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and outings, call Felicity on 56790226.


Twin Towns Evening

WE WILL have our last meeting for 2017 on December 13 at the Tweed Bowls Clubs Opal Room. A great Christmas ending to the year. There will be no meeting in January. February meeting will see our AGM and all committee positions will be open. Call Trudy on 55241770 or Pat 55365227.


OUR friendly club holds a variety of activities at our clubhouse on the corner of Mylor and Ferry Sts, Nerang. We play cash Bingo on Wednesday starting 9am, indoor bowls, craft and needlework, quilting, cards, bus excursions, orchid society. Call 55966400 or Cheryl on 0407373149.


PLAY competition euchre every Tuesday night for a 6.30pm start. Supper provided. Small cost involved. Riverside Home Park 456 Nerang-Broadbeach Rd Carrara (right beside the Metricon Stadium).Contact Gail on 0414274416.


SOLACE is an organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, TE Peters Dr, Broadbeach. For more, call Betty on 55807034.


COME in and join us to improve your public speaking and leadership skills at The Uniting Toastmasters Club. Learn how to speak with confidence, to think on your feet and be provided with constructive feedback. Meeting: Tuesday morning 9.30-11.30am at 17 Applecross Way, Elanora at Robinson Hall next to the Coffee Shop. The first three visits are complimentary. Contact Norma on 55343270 or Tuti via email


SOCIAL Tenpin Bowling includes one game of bowling, free shoe hire and free urn of coffee, tea and biscuits for $10 on Mondays at 11am. GoBowling is located at 137 Currumburra Rd, Ashmore. Bookings essential. Call 55396433. Come and join in the fun with like-minded individuals.


NEW to the Gold Coast or a senior resident looking for social activities? Join PALS (People Alone Lending Support) for weekly barbecues, picnics, theatre, restaurants and outings at various locations around the Gold Coast. Singles and couples welcome. Our club is called and we look forward to meeting you. Call Vicky on 0412783907.


WE ARE having an official opening for our beautiful new Tweed Heads Library on January 22. Come and try all activities and services that we offer through our libraries. This will be a fun and exciting day full of demonstrations and activities for all ages. Looking forward to seeing you there. Forinfo: or call 55693150.

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