Gold Coast Wine & Food Society members  enjoying Australia Day at a member's  home in Runaway Bay.
Gold Coast Wine & Food Society members enjoying Australia Day at a member's home in Runaway Bay.

Community Notices: Gold Coast

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The deadline for the March issue is February 27. Email Nicky or Chris at communitynotes@seniors


FREE lessons for novice beginners. Learn to line dance for fun, relaxation & exercise. All ages, don't need a partner. Monday and Wednesdays at 9.30am for beginners, 10.30am for early intermediate and 11.15am for intermediate. Located at Parkwood/Arundel community centre-(across the road from 172) napper rd Arundel/Parkwood. Friday 9.30am at the Pottsville community hall at 1 Tweed Coast Rd, Pottsville. Also available for functions, corporate/private, parties and demos. Details call 0403225313 or go to


WE ARE on the highway in Surfers Paradise helps to brush up your skills or teach you new ones with our experienced teachers. We provide beginners classes and coaching at all levels and conduct bridge sessions 6 days a week and 2 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 contact Cecily or Lynley on 55383112 or 0418984856.

U3A Gold Coast Inc. (Southport)
U3A Gold Coast Inc. (Southport) "Early Registration Competition". Robyn Clark with Charles Bradley and President, John Donnelly presenting the cheque.


Gold Coast Inc.(Southport)

CLASSES commenced on January 29. We apologise for the error regarding that date. Congratulations to "Early Registration Competition" winner Mr. Charles Bradley of Southport. Wanting to join? There are still a few vacancies and we are always looking for Tutors and people willing to help out in some way. Our Campus are Australia Fair (opposite Movies), The Community Centre & Margaret Street, Southport. Enquires on 55916671, 9am-3.30pm, view us on Facebook or go to Look forward to seeing you.

Twin Towns

IT WAS was a noisy, busy place in January, when we held our Enrolment Days. Tutors made themselves available to explain class content to enquirers. Tickets in our Summer Raffle did a roaring trade, cards made by our talented card makers were on sale and the book disposal table was almost cleared away by happy bargain hunting readers. On Day Two President Frances Garland drew the Early Bird raffle. There were two lucky prize winners, Emma and Gayle, one of whom will have their membership fee refunded and the other their course fees.

Margaret Buchanan, card maker, showing the cards she makes to U3A TWIN TOWNS Helen Sharples, Line Dance Tutor.
Margaret Buchanan, card maker, showing the cards she makes to U3A TWIN TOWNS Helen Sharples, Line Dance Tutor.


WILL hold their meeting on the following Mondays from 10.30am at Tallebudgera Surf Club. Contact Carole 0422060090. February 12, April 23, June 11, August 13, October 8, December 10 - Christmas Lunch venue TBA.


NEW to the Gold Coast or a senior resident looking for social activities? Join us for weekly BBQs, picnics, theatre, restaurants and outings at various locations around the Gold Coast. Singles & couples welcome. Our club is called PALS and we look forward to meeting you. Contact Vicky 0412783907.


We welcome all over 50's to our activities which include: Line Dancing; New Vogue Dancing; Scottish; Square and Tap Dancing; Tai Chi and light exercise. For all activity times please go to or call Annette 55371377. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3.We celebrate Christmas twice a year and organise other various functions. Our club motto is "FINDING FRIENDS FUN & FITNESS” - if you are interested in these three things please come along and join us. We are a very active and friendly club. You can find as at 2 Whitby Street, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our lovely air-conditioned hall.


OUR members enjoyed Australia Day at a member's home in Runaway Bay. If you are interested in our club call Bruce 55789454.


Burleigh Waters

GENERAL Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. A New Year's Lunch was enjoyed at the Palmer Colonial Golf Club and at the last meeting Guest Speakers Police Sergeants Bruce and Tom, spoke about "Project Sentinel”, which is to coordinate primary law enforcement response for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at Club Meetings, 10am on ththird 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 55206332 or John 55206661.

Burleigh Waters Probus Quiz Winners at New Years Lunch.
Burleigh Waters Probus Quiz Winners at New Years Lunch.

Runaway Bay

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 19 February 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 & new friends are welcome to attend. Our next activity will be a bus trip visiting the scenic rim with lunch at Flavours Cafe at Boonah on Tuesday 20 February 20. Those interested, including visitors, can contact Noel 5562231 for more details. Other enquiries to Warren 55140234.

Kirra Tugun

HELLO Retirees - Need to enhance your social life with a hit of golf, a casual game of cards/mahjong or maybe meet friends for a meal, enjoy an outing, the movies, or perhaps go touring? Probus is purely a social club with no religious, political, or charity affiliations. The Kirra Tugun club meet to make friends and enjoy ourselves so if you are an active retired or semi retired single or couple, and like to socialize come visit, and see if you want to join in. We meet at Currumbin RSL on fourthThursday of each month, at 10am, and are entertained by a guest speaker. Ring Rod on 55341909 or Ken 55995757 or see us on www.

Hollwell Combined

MEETS at 10am on the second Tuesday of the month at Paradise Point Bowls Club. The next meeting will be on February 13. Come along and enjoy outings, lunches, dinners, a book club, a walking group and guest speakers. Our guest speaker this month is Lesley Stumbles who will talk about the upcoming Commonwealth Games.Visitors are always welcome.Call Jessie on 55774768.

Hastings Point Tweed Coast

THE March meeting of the Probus Club Of Hastings Point Tweed Coast will be on Tuesday, March 20 at 10am at the Tri Care Retirement Community, 87/89 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. Come and join us for our educational meeting. Guests will be most welcome and we have a morning tea. Meetings generally last for 2 hours. For more details you will find an archive of our newsletters on our website. Visitors welcome, enquires with Julie on 0418966256 or go to


EXIT International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. The next meeting is on February 8.Attendees must be Exit Members. Further information on our website or phone Local Coordinator Elaine 55808215 or 0421796713.


MEETS at 10.30am on the second Monday of the month at Treetops Tavern, 7 Executive Drive, Burleigh Waters. Please ring the facilitator Lyn on 0448 206 856 or Joan on 0413178073 for further information and venue location.


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 Drive, Broadbeach. For more information phone Betty 0755807034.


Come and relax in our lovely native gardens and take a trip down memory lane! Plenty to see and learn with our numerous buildings including a pioneer cottage and artist studio, along with a large photographic display charting the changing face of the Gold Coast and much more. Tue & Wed 10 - 12pm & Sundays 10 - 3pm or other times by appointment. Located at 8 Elliott Street, Surfers Paradise (off Bundall Rd) email:


IF YOU are searching for your family and need some help? Cannot find them coming to Australia and think they must have swum? Can't find their births in the U.K. and think they must be aliens? Renowned genealogist and speaker Kerry Farmer will present 2 talks - "Immigration to Australia" and "UK Parish records" on Saturday February 17 at the Nerang Bicentennial Centre. 1 pm - 4 pm. Cost $20. Come and find out what immigration records there are, where they are, and how to search them. English parish records hold the records for births, deaths and marriages before central registration in 1837. Kerry will give you lots of clues about using these records. Contact: or ring Fay on 0416216950.


WE WILL re-open on Sunday, March 4 from 11am to 2pm. Our new display, honouring some of "Our forgotten ANZAC'S" 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 free parking. For further information, please contact, Noel on 0437732575.


ZONTA Club of Southern Gold Coast/Tweed meets on the third Monday of each month at Tweed South Sports Club in the Secret Garden Room at 6pm EST (7pm Daylight saving time NSW). New members are welcome to share our efforts to support all girls and women in our local community and throughout the world.

Zonta focuses our advocacy efforts to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls with hands on support and fund raising. Projects include making up Birth Kits to be delivered to villages with little health care in developing countries, working with women at a local women's refuge, supplying breast cushions for women following breast surgery and enabling women to access better health and education opportunities. Enquiries to: Rhonda Allen 0431813430 Pauline Brown 0416579006


OUR next Bus trip is to the Ipswich Rail Museum, lunch at Jets Leagues club, then to the Queens Park Zoo. Cost $42 it will be on Tuesday February 20, My number is 0414274416. The friendly club holds the following at our club house on the corner of Mylor and Ferry Sts., Nerang. We play cash Bingo on Wednesday starting 9am, Indoor bowls, Craft & needlework, Quilting, Cards, Bus excursions, Orchid Society. We can be contacted on 55966400 or Cheryl on 0407373149.


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


You are invited to our first monthly Cent Auction of the year on Wednesday 21 February at 10am. Come join the fun at the QCWA Hall, 76 Lincoln Street (Cawonga Park) Oxley. Entry is $6 which includes a light lunch and a sheet of tickets. Extra tickets are 4 for $1. Bookings not required. Contact: Pat: 33791318 or


MEETS each Tuesday 9.30am to 11.30am at Robinson Hall, Uniting Church Complex, 17 Applecross Way Elanora. Next to Coffee Shop. First three visits free. Phone Dorothy 55344687 or email Tuti (


Surfers Paradise

Holds their meetings and lunch on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club . Meeting at 11.30 am for lunch at 12pm. 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 56790226.


THE friendly ladies of the Robina VIEW Club meet on the first 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; social days and outings. New members and guests are welcome. For more information please contact Jennifer on 0408005458. VIEW supports the Smith Family's 'Learning for Life' program.'

Ladies of the Robina VIEW Club enjoyed a wonderful
Ladies of the Robina VIEW Club enjoyed a wonderful "White Christmas” lunch before the summer break.

Coolangatta Tweed

WE WILL be celebrating International Women's Day 2018 with a very special function on Thursday, March 8 at the South Tweed Sports Club,Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads commencing with Morning Tea at 10am DST. An excellent programme of inspirational speakers will follow, compered by well-known Events Organiser Maggie-Anne Leybourne of BAM Corporate Events. Kate Ramsay is a Leadership and Vision Coach and author of "Go with Love"; Shelley Moses is a professional Puppeteer now working in Aged Care as a lifestyle and well-being officer where she has had enormous success with those suffering from dementia; and our Student Speaker, Keely Smith who is a Year 12 Student at St. Josephs Parish High School, Banora Point. Refreshments are served at the conclusion of the Programme and a Trading Table will be available. We look forward to welcoming women from other VIEW Clubs, Service Organisations and the general public. The cost is $16 and bookings can be made up to February 26. Call Penelope Thorpe on 55343931 or Janice Monk on 55245707.


LOCATED at cnr Young and Garden Streets. Come in and join us 1st 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. We can show you how to knit and crochet with materials provided. Even just pop in for company and a cup of tea you would be most welcome. You don't have to be a country person to join us. We also have hall for hire. Phone Carol on 0412173459.


EXIT International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. Further information and the date for the next meeting, go to or phone Local Coordinator Elaine 55808215 or 0421796713.


FORMERLY known as the Carrara Super swap, now in its 4th big year at the beautiful country paradise parklands, Nerang Beaudesert Rd, just 2km west of Nerang. Setup from 12pm Saturday for sites, free camping overnight swap entry via back gate Billabirra Cres, look for signs on Nerang Beaudesert Rd. entry from 6am, Sunday not before ! Public entry and Show n Shine entry from front gate on Nerang Beaudesert Rd, entry from 6am Sunday, not before ! Adults $5 each , kids under 12 free when accompanied by adult swap sites are $10 which includes driver, open to all vintage and classic cars and parts, antiques, collectables, model cars, motoring books etc. Trade sites are $25 pre booked undercover sites are available for $30-$35, call 0449997149 to book, no booking required for outside sites. Show n shine is open to all makes and models of cars and commercials, over 20 trophies up for grabs for restored and modified vehicles. best club attendance trophy as well. Show n shine entry is $5 for display only, $5 extra for judging. all cars must be on-site by 9am for judging. Caterers on site, for more info on swap or Show n shine call 0449997149. Email: or check out our website au or find us on facebook.


WE ARE interested to see if other like-minded people would like to form a discussion group throughout the Gold Coast for those that suffer with Tinnitus. The purpose of this group would be to share views on the subject on a casual basis. If you are interested or would like more information, contact: Maureen Verga via email: or call 0401661234.


LESSONS start on Saturday, March 3. Enquires with Dinah Morgan on 0266763136.

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