FRIENDSHIP DINNER: Caloundra Evening VIEW club members Val Lawrence, Clare Seddon, Sandra Jones and Debra Peut celebrate a new year and new friends.
FRIENDSHIP DINNER: Caloundra Evening VIEW club members Val Lawrence, Clare Seddon, Sandra Jones and Debra Peut celebrate a new year and new friends.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: Sunshine Coast clubs, events


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The deadline for the March issue is February 22. Email Nicky or Chris at


WE WOULD like retired single men to join us, over 65 to 75 is our age group. We need a balance of men and ladies to enjoy our social outings. Theatre, home dinner parties, barbecues, picnics and dining out are some of the venues we would like to share. These are the outings one doesn't enjoy on one's own. Phone 54437663 after 5pm.


JOIN a choir and sing some heavenly harmonies. Andrew Emmet, former chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, UK, directs three A Cappella (voice only) choirs in Tewantin and Cooroy. One "Classical" and two "Popular". Andrew creates many of his own original arrangements, particularly for the "Popular" choirs. If you would like to sing in one of these choirs, email Andrew at andrew or phone 54741498.



AT THE beginning of each year, the Caloundra Evening VIEW Club holds a Friendship Dinner for members and guests. This is the opportunity for us to renew acquaintances and gain new friends. It is a largely informal evening which is much enjoyed by members who spend time with catchups and introductions. This event was held at the Pelican Waters Golf Club on Tuesday evening.



OUR next luncheon will be held on Friday, February 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, phone Terri on 53909783.


OUR Club's Meetings/Lunches are held on the first Wednesday of the month at Buderim Tavern,

81 Burnett Street at 11am, the next on Wednesday, March 1.


Cost is $28. There are always interesting guest speakers and also a social activity on the third Wednesday of the month. Have lunch with a friendly group of ladies and make new and lasting friendships. Phone Pat on 54456329 to make a reservation.


MEMBER Penny Hegarty recently received the Ann Williams Clark medallion for outstanding service by a member of an affiliated club with the Garden Clubs of Australia. Penny was given the award late last year by then president Noelene Hughes after Penny was nominated for this award by the Nambour club's 2016 management committee for her outstanding contribution to the club. Penny joined the club in 2002 when she came to live at Nambour from Bowen where she had her own nursery.



A SUCCESSFUL Christmas lunch for the seniors of Bribie Island and near surrounds was held in memory of the local Lions member who instigated this project some five years ago.

Lions have decided to rename this function as 'Phil Carnes Memorial Senior Christmas Luncheon'.

Seniors were dined and entertained in a lovely Christmas atmosphere in the hall of The Bribie Island Primary School. They were entertained by One Voice and Golden Entertainers.

Some 360 meals were prepared and served by Lions members (dressed in lovely Island-style shirts).

The Lionesses, in their lovely stylish uniform,served morning tea of Lions Christmas Cakes. Organiser Graham Cole said this was a way of giving back to the community.



MAROOCHY North Shore Lions Club are proud to announce that they are sponsoring one of their members, Nicole Carty as an entrant in the Lions Medical Research Personality Quest 2016-17. This quest is open to all women over the age of 18 and is run over 12 months. Maroochy North Shore Lions look forward to the support of the Local Community in this most worthwhile project. Phone Carol Goldsworthy, publicity officer on 54505721.


FIFTY Shades Darker. $20 includes a drink and nibbles. Caloundra Big Screen Cinemas Bulcock St, Caloundra on Thursday, February 9 at 6.15pm for a 7pm movie start. Contact: Debbie 0407110073 or Kristy 0447833234 for tickets. All proceeds to Cancer Council Queensland.


OUR monthly meeting will be held in the Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth St, Buderim at 9.30am on Monday, February 27, morning tea will be served. Cost is $5 per person. Coral from the stroke foundation will be our guest speaker. All over 50s are welcome to join our group of happy seniors who enjoy each other's company. We have regular outings to places of interest, restaurants and picnics. Phone Robyn on 0458773387 or 54769032.


HEADLAND Buderim Croquet Club will be having a come and try day on Sunday, March 5 between 2-3.30pm at the club at Syd Lingard Dr. Come along and expand your physical and mental skills in a fun and new way. Comfy and closed in shoes are the only requirement. For more information phone 0423534909.


OUR next event is featuring Brad Leaver's Quartet. Sophisticated, super suave Brad (vocalist) has been melting hearts world wide for 15 years. His Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett style takes you back to the romantic area when ladies were wooed by handsome strangers. At the Currimundi Hotel, Buderim St 2-4.30pm. Doors open 12.30pm. Cost: Non members $25. Seniors / U3A $22.50. Members $20. Bookings: Carlyn on 54447502 or 0403405420.


IF YOU need computer technology help or assistance with an updated program, Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc may be able to help. Come as a visitor to a weekly meeting at Buderim or Caloundra and have an introductory chat and see what goes on at a meeting. Have a cup of tea or coffee with the Clubs friendly members as a start to getting to know your computer and technology devices. Information Line: 54921005, visit the website: or email: sccc@internode.


A CARBOOT sale is held at the Tewantin State School, Poinciana Ave on the second Saturday of the month, between 7-11am. The next carboot sale is on February 11. $10 per car bay and all funds go to local projects. Book your bay in advance, phone 0422862810.


EVERY Tuesday from 7-9.30pm, Pat and Norm Young organise a social evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. The cost is $4 which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening with 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.


THE first tour for this year will be departing from the Blue Care Centre, West Tce, Caloundra on Monday, February 20 at 8am. On arrival in Brisbane, we will board the MV Neptune for a two-hour cruise of the Brisbane River. While cruising and viewing the great sights of Brisbane from the river, we will enjoy a Devonshire Morning Tea and an entertaining commentary, then board the coach to take us to the Broncos Leagues Club for lunch. Fare includes coach, cruise and lunch. All inclusive fare: $75 pp. For bookings, call Gloria on 54923318 or Nancy on 54922442.


JOIN Falon Newman to gain a clear understanding of the government funding referral process and how to navigate the My Aged Care Portal with real-time live demonstrations. Learn your consumer rights and how to compare care providers, their fees, hourly rates, exit fees and service agreements. At libraries: Caloundra - February 7, 10-11.30am. Beerwah -- February 9, 10-11.30am.

Kenilworth - February 10, 10.30am-12pm. Kawana - February 20, 10-11.30am. Coolum - February 23, 2-3.30pm. Bookings essential: library.sunshinecoast. Legal-and-Finance/ Senior-Care.


MONTHLY meetings and blooms competition are held at Woombye School of Arts Hall, Blackall St, Woombye on the second Sunday of each month at 10.30am and finish at 12pm. Come along, bring a friend and experience the beauty of the modern exotic hibiscus at its best. Learn the techniques to grow and propagate your own beautiful blooms and enjoy the ongoing benefits from membership of society. Visitors are most welcome. For more, call our secretary on 54762771.



WEDNESDAY'S in Tewantin with Ruth Eedy. 9.45am. $5 donation. Phone or text on 0467250757. Everyone welcome.


WE ARE looking for volunteers to assist with the management and care of our new farm animals at our five-acre hobby farm for people living with disabilities located in Cooroibah. We have welcomed two goats, two mini dexter cows, a donkey and two sheep to our Butterfly family and need some farm hand assistance or animal husbandry care. If you are experienced with drenching, worming or hoof trimming. Register your interest: email admin@sunshine or phone 54702830.


NEXT LECTURE: Venice, Canaletto and his rivals. ADFAS is a not-for-profit organisation providing superbly illustrated monthly presentations on diverse topics within the arts and related disciplines.

The goal of ADFAS Sunshine Coast is to enable members and guests to learn more about the arts in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Our monthly raffles raise funds to support local young art projects. The next presentation on March 13 at 6.45pm at the Drama Theatre, Matthew Flinders College, Buderim. Bookings: phone Karin on 54790550. Visitors cost is $25. Full annual membership is $148.


VIBRANT VOICES: The Sunshine Statesmen are offering a four-week voice training program.
VIBRANT VOICES: The Sunshine Statesmen are offering a four-week voice training program.


HAVE YOU thought about the health benefits of singing?

Singers use diaphragm breathing which has huge advantages for your bodies aerobic system. More oxygenated blood flows through the arteries to allow greater oxygen uptake by your vital organs.

The Sunshine Statesmen Barbershop Chorus will present a four week voice training program for men at their Buderim rehearsal rooms. The Wednesday night training will be hosted by the chorus members and led by musical director Brian Martin from Maleny. No previous experience is necessary and you do not need to be able to read music. The free course, begins with an introductory night at 7.30pm on February 8 at the Buderim Uniting Church Hall, corner Gloucester and King St. Phone Graham Nicholson on 0401261840 or: www.sunshinestatesmen.


LEARN more about anxiety and how to manage it. Join us for four, two-hour sessions over four consecutive weeks. Noosa: February 9-March 2. Caloundra: March 3-24. Maroochydore: March 16-April 6. The Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service. Contact a social worker on 54495944.


MEETING at 1pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting is February 23. Meetings are held in the Catholic Church Parish Hall, 61 Edmund St, Caloundra, circuit books, stamp displays, accessories and bargain table. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information: phone secretary Jill Hughes on 54947233.


A SELECTION of fabulous musical numbers to highlight and celebrate the arrival of the Band's 2017 season on Sunday, February 26 at 2pm.

What better item to launch the year than Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and a selection of wonderful music featuring vocalists Tanya McFadyen and Dave Stygall?

Come and join maestro Ken Chadwick OAM and this fabulous group of volunteers as they support the work of fellow volunteers in Rotary Club Maroochydore and the Maroochy Men's Shed. Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina, cost is $15 pp, includes afternoon tea.

Tickets available at the door or to be sure of securing a seat phone 0417649686 or contact Rotary Maroochydore at secretary@maroochydore


A CONCERT will be held at 2pm Sunday, March 19 at Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main St, Buderim.

Quirky humour and lively tunes represent the Irish way of life, and this variety concert will be an enjoyable afternoon of the Irish harmony and humour.

Top artists will perform, including entertainer Ken O'Flaherty with his McGuiness Irish band, singers Bev Gourlay and Aart Schouten, piano accordionist Christina Hanley, Irish dancers and Irish poet Joe Lynch.

It will be a toe-tapping, exciting afternoon - and all for the good cause of raising funds for the Buderim Historical Society's Pioneer Cottage in Buderim.

Ticket cost is $20 and includes an Irish afternoon tea.

Tickets will be available at the old Buderim Post Office and at Pioneer Cottage Buderim or at the door.

Enquiries: Bev Gourlay on 54448675.


THIS month's guest speaker at the Caloundra Family History Research Inc's general meeting will be local historian, Paul Seto, with his presentation on "Emily Hemans Bulcock OBE - Our Forgotten Poet". Paul's talk will begin at 1.30pm on Thursday, February 16.

Upon payment of a $5 fee, members of the public can attend guest speaker appearances, or to research their family at the SCTC, GATE 2, Pierce Ave, Little Mountain.

Opening hours of the library and resource centre are on the group's website, together with a calendar of events to March at www.caloundra or phone Roz 54931197.


ASSIST AND HAVE FUN: A group of happy volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled.
ASSIST AND HAVE FUN: A group of happy volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled.


ARE YOU recently retired and looking for a worthwhile cause to support?

Do you have specific skills to share or just some spare time?

Then we have the answers for you!

A fast-growing, fast-moving volunteer organisation and we are looking for motivated and reliable people to assist. There are so many opportunities for people to help.

For more information: http://www.sunshinecoastrda.comor phone us on

5472 7280.


MEETING Friday, February 10 at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Rd, Nambour at 9.30am. Come along and bring a friend and enjoy an inspirational message and worship. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Phone Melva on 54435752 or Dorothy on 0487425657.

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