COMMUNITY NOTICES: Groups on the Sunshine Coast
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THE local heritage-listed former Bli Bli School residence at 94 Willis Rd, Bli Bli, will benefit from a long-term investment to preserve its heritage character. The Bli Bli on Maroochy Historical Society Inc was awarded a prestigious Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant in December. These funds are highly competitive throughout Queensland and will fund upgrades and security measures for the 87-year-old building. It will fund the purchase of equipment for archival storage, research and management of digital collections. These funds provide a significant boost for the historians who keep our local history alive for future generations.
FRIENDS OF MAROOCHYDORE LIBRARY
THE Sunshine Coast Council invites trivia buffs to the Friends of Maroochydore Library Trivia Afternoon on Saturday, March 11, at 1.30pm. Get together with family and friends to make up a table of six and enjoy a fun afternoon, exercise your brain and maybe win a prize. If you would like to come on your own, we will match you up with others at a table. Cost is $7 per person and includes light refreshments. Bookings are essential by visiting council's library website or phone 54758989.
THE Coolum Lioness club has recently handed over a lot of used stamps for the Lions Stamp Project. These are sold to stamp clubs to raise money for the Lions Children's Mobility Foundation to provide wheelchairs and walking aids. This is an ongoing project and we accept all used stamps, which can be left at the Coolum Post Office or other Lions clubs. We have also parcelled up small bags of toilet items, which are given to hospital and emergency accommodation centres. For inquiries, phone secretary Heather Davis on 0484573633.
SUNSHINE COAST CONTRACT
BRIDGE for Dummies or Great Minds Think Alike. The Sunshine Coast Contract Bridge club holds beginners' classes just once a year. Bookings are now being taken. This annual beginners' course runs over 14 weeks, including four review sessions. The classes are held Wednesdays from 9am-noon. Beginners or those taking the course as a refresher can choose from several levels of play, with games throughout the week at the clubrooms at the northern end of the Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex on Syd Lingard Dr, Buderim. For details, visit www.suncoastbridge .com.au, phone 54447574, or email info@suncoastbridge .com.au .
COOROY-NOOSA GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH GROUP
IN 1996, seven like-minded people curious about family history met on a front veranda in Cooroy. Twenty years later, that little group has grown to about 125 members and now Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group has a home of its own at the Heritage Centre, 22Emerald St, Cooroy. All members are proud of their efforts to raise the majority of funds for the build, which is on land leased from Noosa Council. A big thank you goes to those hard- working people who packed and moved at Christmas. Next meeting is on Saturday, March 11, at 1pm in the Heritage Centre. John Sparrow will talk about the interesting hobby of 'geocaching'. On Wednesday, March 29, from 9am a workshop will be held on 'Boer War and First World War diaries online'. The cost of $5 includes morning tea. Visit www.genealogy- noosa.org.au or phone 54425570.
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES NOOSA BRANCH
AIR is a not-for-profit organisation working for the interests of self-funded and partially self-funded retirees or those about to retire. Next meeting is on Thursday, March 9, at 9.45am for 10am at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Rd, Noosaville. Speaker is Betty Croft, proprietor of 1300 Cruise and the topic is: Are you ready for adventure? Expedition and adventure cruising - the what, when and how. AIR meetings are conducted in a friendly and informal atmosphere and visitors are very welcome. We seek a fair outcome for retirees. $5 entry includes morning tea. Phone 0424615083 for information or email airnoosacommunications @gmail.com www.independent retirees.com.au.
MEMBERS and visitors are invited to attend the Buderim Garden Club meeting on Friday, March 10, at 2pm in the Buderim Memorial Hall. Susanne Barrett, a local artist and passionate tropical gardener, will speak about plant and colour selection for tropical gardens. Enjoy the plant stall, library, raffle and more. Plant competition entries are accepted before the meeting until 1.45pm. Remember to bring a cup and a plate to share. Phone 54446881 or visit www.buderimgarden club.com.
GENEALOGY SUNSHINE COAST
STAFF from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Ireland will be delivering an Irish and Scots-Irish workshop at Genealogy Sunshine Coast, Nambour, on Saturday, May 27, at its premises on Petrie Creek Rd, Nambour (opposite the swimming pool). Guest speakers will be Ulster Historical Foundation executive director Finian Mullan and researcher Gillian Hunt. Registration starts at 9am. Bookings are advisable because of the large interest expected and for catering. Morning and afternoon tea, with lunch available for a minimal cost. Phone 54414266 or email email@example.com for further details and bookings.
WOULD you like to learn more about anxiety and how to manage it? The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service provides free group education course. Free of charge.
Suitable for people with anxiety, four two-hour sessions on four consecutive weeks.
Caloundra: March 3- 24, July 14-August 4, October 13-November 3.
Maroochydore: March16-April 6, July24-August 14 and October 9-30.
Nambour: April 21 -May12.
Noosa: February 9- March 2, July 4-25, October 12-November 2.
To register, phone a social worker at your nearest Community Health Centre -
Caloundra 54368552, Maroochy 54596901, Nambour 54504750 or Noosa 54495944.
NOOSA COMMUNITY SUPPORT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
NOOSA Community Support runs a popular Social Support Group for senior citizens in the Cooroy area. The group is held twice a month at the CWA Hall in Cooroy and attracts about 20 local people. The purpose of the group is for everyone to enjoy a light-hearted, stimulating morning in the company of friends. Activities are varied, with visiting entertainers, old-time sing-alongs, quizzes, games and occasional outings etc. NCS is now seeking volunteers to assist with all aspects of running the group. Volunteers and staff arrive at the hall at 8.30am to set up. Clients arrive at 9.30am for morning tea and the group runs until 11.30am. If you are interested in volunteering for two or three hours, once or twice a month, phone 53296175 for a chat or email noosacommunitysupport @noosa.qld.gov.au.
FEELING stuck? Perhaps you are an empty-nester or newly retired and wondering what now? Come along to the New Direction/ New You workshop to discover your passion and plan that future. Then, after a delicious morning tea, you'll learn how to find a personal style to feel confident and fabulous. Deb, a Louise Hay Heal Your Life coach, and Cat, a personal stylist, will ensure a friendly and supportive environment for this practical and inspiring workshop. On Saturday, March 25, 10am-1.45pm at the Cooroy Library. For inquiries and bookings, phone 0439708142 or email insideoutside firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR next meeting is on Wednesday, March 8, for a 10am start at Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Coolum Beach. Come and join us for a coffee and find out what we do. Visitors very welcome. The Power of Humanity. For information, phone Robyn on 0409124460.
HEADLAND-Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Dr, Buderim, will be hosting the regional croquet tournament between March 25-31. Three codes will be played: Golf 25-26, Ricochet 27-28 and Association 29-31. Spectators are welcome to come and see the best players the region has to offer. For information, phone the club on 0423534909.
COAST LADIES PROBUS CLUB
MEETINGS are held on the first Friday of each month at 9.30am for 10am start, when an interesting guest speaker joins us for morning tea and an interesting address. On the third Friday of each month, various outings are organised to places of interest. For further details, phone Pat on 54456329.
TUESDAY mornings from 9am. Come and try badminton at the badminton courts in Nambour. All ages welcome. You can have some exercise and fun at the same time, and make new friends. Your first time will cost you only $5. Wear sports clothes and non-marking shoes. Newcomers will be given assistance to learn the game. If you have played tennis or squash, you will pick up badminton quite easily. Rackets are available free of charge. Entry is beside the bus shelter opposite Queensland Transport on Coronation Ave, Nambour. There is plenty of off-street parking. Phone Eunice on 54485575.
NOOSA MEN'S SHED
PUBLIC open day on Saturday, April 1, 10.30am-3.30pm. Parking and signage available -Rotary Way, off Wallum Lane, off Noosa Springs Dr, Noosa Heads. It's an opportunity to see the many areas we are involved with, including charity work. Tours are available of our woodwork shed, metalwork shed, studio (arts/computer work), our long shed for meetings and functions (expertly recycled from army pallets), examples of charity work and exhibits of work produced. Many stalls will be available, including cake stall, tea and coffee, sausage sizzle, face painting, trash and treasure sales (many bargains), fresh produce and plant sales, fresh honey (from our beekeeping hives), Unitywater, council recycling exhibit and much more. Major raffle prize is a large wine cooler. All welcome. Come for an exciting day and maybe consider joining. Inquiries to John 0402595094 or Brian 0404549504. Visit www.noosa-mens-shed .org.au.
THE Sunshine Coast branch meets again on Friday, March 10, from 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Rd, Burnside. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Come along and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Women and men are all welcome. Come along and bring a friend. Aglow is a worldwide non-denominational Christian organisation with branches in 172 nations on six continents.For more information, phone Melva on 54435752 or Dorothy on 54764190.
SUNSHINE COAST COMPUTER CLUB
A NEW technology item or an updated program may be a problem. This is where the Sunshine Coast Computer Club can help.
Come as a visitor to a weekly meeting at Buderim or Caloundra and have an introductory chat to our welcoming member and see what goes on at a meeting.
Have a cup of tea or coffee with the club's friendly members as a start to getting to know your computer and technology devices. Phone the information line 54921005 or visit www.sccc.org.au.
YANDINA COUNTRY MUSIC
COUNTRY music is alive and well at the Australasian Country Music Association's Hall of Fame at 24 Steggalls Rd, Yandina.
The hall is decorated with country music memorabilia and has a great atmosphere. Concerts are on the second Saturday and third Sunday of every month, starting at 1pm. For an entry fee of $8 ($6 concession, $5 members), experience an afternoon of entertaining music - traditional country favourites along with modern music and even some rock'n'roll.
There are local artists, walk-ups and a guest artist, door prizes, a raffle, canteen and free afternoon tea.
Inquiries phone Jim on 0437191004.
HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE
FOLLOWING on from the highly successful and well-received presentations at Sunshine Coast Libraries on the new changes to government funding for Home Care Package subsidies (ACAT funding) and referral process, Falon Newman will be giving additional presentations at Noosaville Library on March 13 and Cooroy Library on March 29, both from 10-11.30am. The presentation includes real-time demonstrations on how to navigate My Aged Care and explaining how means testing works. The presentation will empower individuals with information to make informed choices about how to compare care providers, their fees, including existing fees and service agreements, and much more. Bookings essential, phone Noosaville Library for both events on 53296555 or visit www.libraries.noosa. qld.gov.au (events page).
SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING AT POMONA
EVERY Tuesday from 7-9.30pm, Pat and Norm Young organise a social evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. Cost is $4, which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening as Pat and Norm provide new vogue and old time dancing. Come and be a spectator and see if you will enjoy it. Everyone is welcome. Phone 54852007 for more information. Please note that Tuesday night dance will now be held at the Federal Hall.
POMONA AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY HOUSE
WHEN looking for inspirational women from a variety of backgrounds with a plethora of talents, the Pomona Community House didn't have to look very far from our local area. As part of Queensland's Women Week (Queensland Women: Be Involved. Lead the Way), the Pomona Community House is co-ordinating a number of online events, culminating in an evening of inspirational speakers and workshop activities starting at 5.45pm on Thursday, March 9, at the Pomona State School hall in Station St, Pomona. All proceeds will go to a local charity. For information, phone the Pomona Community House on 54852427.
MEETINGS/lunches are always held on the first Wednesday of the month. If you have not been to any of our meetings, please consider coming along. Have lunch with a friendly group of ladies and make new and lasting friendships. For luncheon bookings or cancellations, phone Pat Cooney on 54456329 by 6pm the Sunday before the luncheon.
THE club's annual general meeting and election of new officers took place at February's dinner meeting. Despite the formality of the evening, it was a very enjoyable outing with plenty of time given for general chit-chat and catch-ups. For more information, phone Sue on 0403504408.
OUR March lunch will be on 15th at the Glasshouse Sports Club. The club raises funds for The Smith Family and the Learning For Life program in all their activities. Any ladies who would like to join us or come along to one of our meetings/outings should phone Lynda on 54947875 or Maree on 54946956 for more information.
OUR next luncheon will be held on Friday, March 24, at 11am at the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club. The cost for the delicious two-course meal is $28. Newcomers are always welcome and if you would like to attend this meeting or hear more about our VIEW Club, please phone Sandi on 54794631. Our guest speaker this month is Samara Welbourne. Samara became an author at the age of 13 years old with her book How to Build a Fairy House. In 2014, Samara was named Sunshine Coast Young Citizen of the Year. Now 16 years old, Samara will talk about her current project to build a library in Bali.
IF YOU are interested in topics of a spiritual, philosophical or scientific nature, why not come along to the CWA Hall in Tewantin from 7-8.30pm for guest speakers, visual presentations and discussions, followed by a cuppa? It is a great opportunity to expand your mind and your social network and all for a gold-coin donation. This weekly event is on every Friday and is hosted by the Theosophical Society, which is not a religion and does not require membership. Visit www.sunshinecoast .theosophyqld.org.au or phone Joanna on 0422944075.
A CAR BOOT sale is held at the Tewantin State School, Poinciana Ave, Tewantin, on the second Saturday of the month from 7-11am. The next car boot sale is on March 11. $10 per car bay and all funds go to local projects. Book your bay, phone 0422862810.
SPIRITSONG A CAPPELLA CHOIR
THIS year, Spiritsong A Cappella choir will be singing Tomas Luis de Victoria's O Magnum Mysterium Mass and Motet. All parts needed. Spiritsong sings in Tewantin on Wednesday evenings. If you would like to join Spiritsong, phone 54741498 or email andrewjemmet@ gmail.com for more details.
CALOUNDRA FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
OUR guest speaker for the March general meeting will be Dr Jennifer Harrison, an Honorary Research Fellow from UQ. Her talk will start at 1.30pm on Thursday, March 16. Members of the public can attend these interesting guest speaker appearances at the SCTC, Gate 2, Pierce Ave, Little Mountain. Phone Roz 54931197, email the secretary at caloundra email@example.com or visit www.caloundrafamily history.org.au.
AUSTRALIAN PENSIONERS AND SUPERANNUANTS LEAGUE
A GIANT Cent Auction is being held to raise funds for the ongoing maintenance to the Caloundra Community Services to the Aged, Community Hall. Come along and enjoy a day of family fun, prizes galore. A $5 entry fee includes the sausage sizzle, home- made cake and tea or coffee. Phone Don on 54922105 or email pamandfrank@ bigpond.com to pre-order tickets. Doors open Saturday, March 11, at 10am, CCSA Hall, Nutley St, Caloundra.