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THE deadline for the May issue of our Community section is May 9. Email: editor@seniors newspaper.com.au
ACTIVITIES AT TINTENBAR HALL
CARPET Bowls are held fortnightly on a Friday 10am-12 noon, April 20 and May 4 and 18. Contact Marg on 6687 8033 for more information about these activities.
OUR next luncheon will be on April 19, we meet on the third Thursday of the month at the South Tweed Sports Club 11am for 11.30am start, cost of two course lunch is $24. The Guest speaker this month is Judi Bonsor a deaf interpreter. New members and guests are always welcome. Apologies and bookings: phone Elaine on (07) 5524 4461 before Monday April 16.
Twin Towns Day
WE ARE organising the VIEW Gold Logies with the event to celebrate the Club's 50th Birthday and 50 years of supporting The Smith Family. We will have the privilege of having the VIEW National President, Jan Roberts with us on the day and entertainment by the fabulous George Harvey (formerly of the Kingsmen). President, Beth Fraser invites ladies to walk the Red Carpet and join her for a fun filled day on Thursday, May 3 at South Tweed Sports Club and the cost is $25. Time: 10.30am for 11am - Booking essential, phone Freda on (07)55241357 before April 25.
CALLING all Baby Boomers -The Kirra Tugun Probus Club will probably be the perfect club for you in your retirement, you are an active retired couple or single, looking for stimulation, fun and friendship. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Currumbin RSL at 10am but have numerous forms of entertainment each week. Phone Rod on (07) 5534 1909 or go to probuskirratugun.org.au.
NEW to the area, retired or semi retired? We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the South Tweed bowls club at 10am. We are a mixed club we have interesting speakers and an outing each month. The speaker for April is Bev Larson subject guide dogs for the blind. For more information phone Norma on 5590 5919.
Hastings Point/Tweed Coast Probus Club
WE WILL hold our next meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at 10am at the Tricare Retirement Community, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. The main speaker will be retired High Court Judge, The Hon. David Ashton-Lewis, returning due to popular demand to continue his very interesting talk on aspects of the law and his adventurous life.
PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN LIONESS CLUB
WE WILL host a monster Garage Sale on the weekend of May 5 and 6 at the Lions Den in Murtha Dr, Elanora starting at 7am each day. We have furniture, clothing, books, toys, plants and a sausage sizzle. All proceeds will go to local charities. We proudly support Elanora State School breakfast program, Tweed library delivery of books to house bound readers and several other projects. The annual Biggest Morning Tea will be held at the Lions Den on Thursday May 31 commencing at 10am. There will be entertainment, a raffle table and a mini auction with all proceeds going to Qld Cancer Council. Lionesses meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the Lions Den at 1pm with afternoon tea at 3pm. All service minded women are welcome to attend. Phone Lioness Joy on 5575 9893.
TWIN TOWNS & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
OUR meeting for May will be on Monday, May 14. The venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Dr, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. Our Guest Speaker will be Kathleen Henderson from Kathallan Exotic Plants and Gardens. Her talk topics will be 'Two favourite succulent Genera, Euphorbias and Sanseverias'. The hall opens at 8.30am for entry and benching. Cuttings and Trading Tables will commence selling at 8.45am, so come along and snap up a bargain. Morning Tea is available and the general meeting commencing a t10am. Cost: $3 entry fee paid at the door. Raffles, lucky door prizes and more. Hope to see you there, bring a friend. For more phone Monika Ross on 0412 638 373.
ITALIAN FASHION PARADE AT NEW ITALY
LOVE that Italian style? hooked on linen clothing? New Italy has just the event for you! An Italian Fashion Parade at New Italy on April 21 at 10am. Models will be dressed with fashion from Etika Etc, Janette King`s boutique fashion shop in Lismore. The parade will include fabulous forest green jackets and pants in the softest stone washed Italian linen, Purolino open linen weave shirts in raspberry, olive and stone with harem style linen pants, in a great range of styles and colours all in Italian linen! All complemented by edgy Italian leather hand bags from satchels to clutches, the latest Italian felt fedora hats and cashmere blend scarves depicting Italian scenes from Manarola to Venezia. Luisa Liussi, an Italian teacher and tour guide, will compere the parade. Tickets are $20 and include a complimentary glass of prosecco and Antipasto platters. A range of special prizes and promotions will be available on the day: lucky door and seat prizes, plus 10% off at the Casa Vecchia Gift Shop. In addition a generous gift basket from the Gift shop, valued at $700 will be raffled. Bookings essential, phone Etika on 0438 415 153 for more information. All proceeds go towards the upgrade of historic New Italy Museum.
TWEED Valley Friendship Force is part of an International Organisation which involves travel to and hosting people from around the world. The group meets regularly at the Murwillumbah Golf Club and also participates in various social activities. Enquiries to Carol on 0468 475 285 or Helen on 5613 6641.
WE INVITE you to a free Seniors Week celebration on Tuesday, April 10 with class demonstrations and Art Show at St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Florence St Tweed Heads. Come along and observe or join in a class including Light Exercise, Yoga or Qi Gong from 9.30am or sit in on the literature class or music appreciation class from 1.30pm-3.30pm. All welcome, contact Ruth on 0409 632 420.
FOR our First Friday Forum in May, U3A Tweed Coast presents an interesting talk by Andrew Green representing St. Vincent de Paul Society. Andrew is a Volunteer Support Co-ordinator and will explain what happens to donations, what "Vinnies" does in the local community and the commitment of the Society to recycling and the environment. His presentation will also include information about the history of the St Vincent de Paul Society. As always our First Friday Forums are open for everyone and we welcome a $2 donation for afternoon tea. Be at the Uniting Church Hall, 24A Kingscliff St, Kingscliff at 2 pm on Friday, May 4. Inquiries with Dianne on (02) 6674 4046 or go to: tweedcoast.u3anet. org.au/wp.
TWEED COAST CFS/ME/FMS SUPPORT GROUP INC.
FIBROMYALGIA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Information and Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10.30am at the HACC Community Centre, Cnr. Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome. For further information call Bronwyn on (07) 5593 9319.
TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
AS THE Tweed Hospital Auxiliary is looking at new fundraising activities we will not be having our usual fete this year. As a result of this we will not be needing donations of pre loved clothing and household goods. We would like to thank everyone who has generously donated goods over the years and look forward to your support of our new ventures.
SING IN THE MAGIC OF LIFE
WE REHEARSE from 10-11.30am every Thursday morning at Tugun Village Community Centre with a tea and bikky break in the middle. We sing lots of different songs, mostly a cappella although sometimes we use percussion and drums. We also do some sound meditations which really help people find their true voice. Sound meditations can also help reduce stress, and are very relaxing and fun to do. Please do join this lovely group of people at our weekly sing. No pressure, just 90 minutes of voice workouts, laughter, and community. Cost is $20 or $15 concession. Email Janet Swain: jswain3 @gmail.com or phone 0438 965 397.
TWEED VALLEY WILDLIFE CARERS
HAVE you ever wondered how to become a Wildlife carer? Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers will answer all your questions and more on Thursday, April 19 from 10am at Murwillumbah Library, phone (02) 6670 2427.