HAPPY BOWLERS: Shirley, Mary, Jane and Robyn at Woombye Bowls Club for the Sunshine Coast Bowls Championships.
HAPPY BOWLERS: Shirley, Mary, Jane and Robyn at Woombye Bowls Club for the Sunshine Coast Bowls Championships.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: Sunshine Coast region


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NOOSA Community Support (NCS) is expanding its successful Workshop program. The Workshop sessions proved so popular when trialled last year that NCS has decided to make them a permanent and more regular fixture. Workshop clients get together and make items from wood. Last year's trial program made toys for the Salvation Army to give to children in need at Christmas. NCS recently started a second Workshop on Mondays, in response to demand for the Thursday session. Staff have teamed up with The Noosa Mens Shed, Cleanaway and Council's waste management site to source recycled timber for woodwork projects. Noosa Community Support provides social interaction for eligible people who are aged over 65 years or someone aged under 65 years with a disability within the Noosa Shire. For more information, visit www.noosacommunitysupport.com.au or phone 5329 6175.


EVERY Tuesday evening from 7pm-9.30pm, Pat and Norm Young organise a Social evening. The Pomona Hall has been closed by Council to do some necessary repairs, so until further notice, the Tuesday night dance will be held at the Federal Hall. The 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 5485 2007 for more information or visit.


THE Club recently hosted the SCDLBA Minor Pairs Championship. This event began in 2002 when two dedicated Sunshine Coast bowlers, Brenda Dransfield and Brenda Ross, both QLBA reps at the time, recognised a need to encourage more participation from less experienced bowlers into district championship events. The "Two Brendas” have sponsored this event since, and present The White Rose Trophy each year to the winners. The name "The White Rose Trophy” is significant to both Brenda's. The white rose is the floral emblem of Brenda D's birthplace in England. And the rose was adopted as a symbol by ACCORD to honour organ donors and their families in Australia. Brenda R. lost her only daughter, but her organs aided 7 other people. In 2017, the trophy and championship goes to Caloundra bowlers, Mary Needham and Robyn Lewty, who defeated Shirley Cornish and Jane Mantle from Club Maroochy, in a game where the score did not indicate the high standard of bowls displayed. Congratulations to all bowlers who participated in the 2 day event at Woombye. And many thanks to both Brenda's for recognising this need 15 years ago and sponsoring the Minor Pairs Championship on the Sunshine Coast.


THE Sunshine Coast Branch of the Australian Hibiscus Society will be holding the 2017 Annual Hibiscus Spectacular with over 150 Hibiscus blooms grown by the society's members will be on show for all to see and will be competing to be awarded Best in Show. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the wonder of these most beautiful flowers. Hundreds of exotic plants will be on sale and refreshments available. Enter a hibiscus bloom from your garden in the Novices Most Spectacular competition for a chance to win a prize. On Saturday, May 13 at Woombye School of Arts Hall, Blackall Street Woombye from 9am-12.30pm. Free Entry. For more information call Audrey Marshall on 5476 2771 or Ted Herbert on 0407 440 999. 


SCLERODERMA is an Auto-immune disease affecting approximately 6000-7000 sufferers throughout Australia with no known cause and no cure. We are very active in raising awareness of the debilitating disease while at the same time offering support and friendship in a casual comfortable atmosphere. The group meets every second month at Chancellor Tavern, Chancellor Village B'lvde, Sippy Downs on the first Thursday of the month at 11am. The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 1 with new comers always welcome. Friends and families of patients are encouraged to come along. There is also a Coffee and Chat morning monthly held in the lounge area of the Nambour RSL coffee shop on the first Friday at 10.30am for anyone interested in coming along for a chat.


COOLUM Conference of St Vincent de Paul is always well supported by local sponsors and on Monday June 5 they will hold their annual cent auction. Thousands of $$$ in prizes to be won. Starts 8.30 am. $3 entry includes morning tea. Auction tickets $1 per sheet and you choose the prizes you want to win. All prizes will be won before noon. All proceeds raised in Coolum, stay in the Coolum area, helping local families.


IF YOU are interested in topics of a spiritual, philosophical or scientific nature, why not come along to an evening with the Theosophical Society which meets Thursday nights at the Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drv, Buderim, and Friday nights at the CWA Hall in Tewantin. We have 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 $3 donation. These events are held every week from 7pm-8.30pm. The Theosophical Society is not a religion and does not require membership.


THE council's 'Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors' program offers a wide range of low-cost fitness classes from Strength and Stability group classes to the ancient art of Tai Chi at various locations around the Coast. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise which involves doing gentle and slow movements, easily adaptable to all fitness levels and age groups. All classes are just $5 for over-55s. All abilities catered for. No bookings required. In addition to the $5 seniors classes, Resolve Fitness Club at Caloundra RSL is offering free seniors fitness classes on the first and third Wednesday of each month followed by a free morning tea. Seniors can also participate in the low-cost Sunshine 60 and Better Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, Belly Dancing, Gentle Exercise and Fun and Laughter. Website: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


WE MEET at the Kawana Library Community Hall every Thursday morning at 9.30am for friendship plus meeting new people. Each week we have an entertainer, play Hoy and Bingo and Indoor Bowls plus spin the wheel, lucky door fruit and meat tray raffles and gifts for Hoy and Bingo wins. Recently we held an Easter Parade and Easter Hat competition which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Visitor enquiries may be made through President Selima Taylor on 5452 5979. All visitors are very welcome.


LAKE Currimundi-Kawana Lions Club meet twice a month at Kawana Surf Club at 6.30pm. Social outings are held once a month. We raise money and use it to help make a difference to people in need. We need your help to keep up the good work. If you are interested, phone Joyce on 5448 8927.


OUR Annual Show is on Saturday, July 22 at 9am-3pm at Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main Road, Buderim. Trade tables, demonstrations, displays and raffles, tea, coffee, cakes and light lunches will be available. On display will be Bears, Porcelain and Cloth Dolls, Reborn Dolls, Crafts, Sewing, Beading and Miniatures. Cost : $5 children under 14 $1. The Club Supports Children's Charities on the Sunshine Coast. Enquiries to Sue on 5451 1106, or Kathy 5491 8542.


THE Outback came to Nambour, Queensland, recently for the Nambour Garden Club's Friendship Day. Each year the club offers the hand of friendship to fellow gardening clubs through the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane inviting them to attend the meeting. The theme was the Outback and special guest speaker was Richard Kinnon from Kinnon & Co Outback Pioneers, of Longreach. Special floral art competition for the day was an entry depicting the Outback. Many entries featured wool, hats, windmills and dirt and the judges congratulated those who entered on their ingenuity. Winners were Heather Haig, first, Diana Colpoys, second, Jan Bell third.

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group Inc. are offering free guided walks through the sanctuary.
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group Inc. are offering free guided walks through the sanctuary.


THE Maroochy Wetlands volunteer Support Group are hosting free guided walks through the sanctuary. These will leave the Visitor Information Centre at 10am and wend their way down the boardwalk, looking at points of interest along the way. Subsequent walks will be held on the first Sunday of every month, so the dates for the next walks are June 4 and July 2. It is not necessary to book but please call John on 5448 6723 with any questions you may have. Remember, the wetlands is a mosquito habitat so please dress appropriately. Come and join us join us for what promise to be very relaxing and informative mornings of walking in peaceful surroundings at Sport's Road, Bli Bli.


COOLUM Lioness Club has donated $11,600 from their Coolum Twilight Markets amongst the following recipients including: Life Flight Rescue Helicopter, Coolum SES, Coolum High School Chaplaincy, Lions InPlace Emergency Accommodation, Lions Youth Insearch, Coolum Board Riders, Motor Neurone Disease, Cittamani Hospice Service. Some of these were handed out at our Morning Tea on March 28 in the Coolum Lions Community Hall.


THIS is a gentle sport that combines both exercise and challenges the mind. We meet at the Currimundi Sports & Recreation Hall, Cnr Ilya Street and Currimundi Road. Currimundi, on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, afternoons at 1pm for a 1.30pm start. All you need is a pair of flat soled shoes (and a sense of humour) and we do the rest. We have tuition available for newcomers and welcome existing players to our group. Green fee's are $4 for three games including afternoon tea. For further information contact Bill on 5437 6481 or Graham on 5491 8223 or 0409 765 155.


OUR May guest speaker will be Ms Lee Dominick, a rider member of Maleny 5th Light Horse Troop and her talk is on "The Horse and its Trooper in the Great War". Members of the public can attend guest speaker appearances. Phone Loris 5437 2510 for more information or email the secretary at caloundrafamilyres@y7mail.com. There is a map on the group's website at www.caloundrafamilyhistory.org.au


LINE dancing is and activity for anyone keen to exercise the mind and body. Beginner, Improver and Intermediate levels danced to a varied selection of great music, past and present. Dancing teaches co-ordination while keeping fit and having fun. Meet new friends. Tea and coffee provided. Classes are held on Tuesdays 9am-12noon at CWA Hall, 17 Kalinga Street, Caloundra and Thursdays 9am-12noon at Sport and Recreation Centre, Cnr Currimundi Rd and Ilya Street, Currimundi. Phone Ute Woods on 0412 804 499 for more information.


THE Cooroora Woodworkers club will be holding their 28th annual Wood and Craft Show on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, 13. The show will be held in the Cooroora Woodworkers' clubhouse and surrounding precinct located at 8 Lowermill Road, Cooroy. The organisers are confident that the 2017 Show will be their best show ever. The heart of the show is always the competitions where regional woodworking clubs compete in the Interclub Competition and school students compete in the Schools Competition. As well club members compete in their own internal Woodcraft Competition. All these competitions have valuable prizes over a whole range of wood working activities. Most importantly the competitions promote the skills of woodworking. Woodworking is one of the oldest known crafts and the continuation of the craft and skills is of benefit to society in general but also to the crafts person whose constant drive to perfection is a mental stimulus and a great health benefit. Environmental concerns are always important and the club's milling team saves many logs from around the Cooroy region to be recycled into useful timber. The shows increasingly reflect environmental issues. Visitors to the show will be able to see all the competition entries as well as see demonstrations of woodworking, timber milling and a whole range of quality items offered for sale. Entry to see the competition entries is $2 (under 16 yrs free).


FOLLOWING on with the sell-out success of last years concert is this years performance, 'Walking on Sunshine'. It will be performed on Saturday, May 13 at 2pm and 7pm at the Palmwoods Memorial Hall. The performance is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Council 50th year anniversary fund. Phone Pat Atkinson on 0404 980 222 to reserve seats or email: pat.atkinson@bigpond.com


VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. VIEW Clubs support the wonderful work of The Smith Family with their Learning for Life Program which assists disadvantaged children in Australia with their education.


AT OUR April meeting we celebrated Easter with an Easter Bonnet parade. The bonnets ranged from the hilarious to the chic and were a good talking point. We were then entertained by our guest speakers from the Royal Ithaca Life Saving Club from Bulcock Beach. A most enjoyable evening was had by all. For more information contact Sue on 0403 504 408.


OUR May speaker is SallyAnne Atkinson. From journalist to serving as an alderman and eventually, Lord Mayor in Brisbane City Council to overseas trade posts and company board positions. Sallyanne is also a proud mum of 5 and grandmother of 14 grandchildren. Sallyanne recently released her memoirs autobiography titled No Job for a Woman. A 2 course lunch is $28 on Friday, May 26 at Maroochy Surf Club. Bookings must be made by Friday, May 19. Phone Celena Ross on 0409 055 171or email: coastcelebrant@gmail.com


WE WILL be holding their luncheon/meeting on Wednesday, May 24 at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim at 11am for 11.30am and meeting followed by lunch, tea or coffee. All women are welcome to attend Kawana Waters VIEW Club meetings or monthly social outings. For further information and luncheon bookings, please phone Terrie on 0408 789 449.


OUR club had an Easter Bonnet fun morning for our outing this April - we all made a bonnet to take along - our host was Trish who put on a lovely morning tea, games and judging of bonnets. Our lunch for April incorporates the View QB01 Zone Conference. Our outings are on the first Wednesday in the month and for May we are having fish & chips in Caloundra together with a walk along the boardwalk at Happy Valley. Our lunch meetings are held at Glasshouse Sports Club on the third Wednesday each month and our guest speaker for May is a representative of The Heart Foundation. Any ladies who are interested in coming along to one of our functions or who would like to join our club are most welcome. Please contact either Lynda on 5494 7875 or Maree on 5494 6956. 


JOIN US under the shade of the Casuarina trees between 8am-10am for our next two activities (weeding and planting natives) on Tuesday, May 8 and Tuesday, June 13 at Beach Access 221 on Pacific Blvd, Buddina (Kawana SLSC northern carpark). All provisions, tools, plants, conversation and morning tea is provided. Buddina Coast Care is a community volunteer group and new volunteers and visitors are welcome. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Follow us on Facebook for additional event information https://www.facebook.com/Buddinacoastcare/


POMONA'S Old Railway Station Gallery will hold an Art Market in the Paddock on Saturday, May 27 from 9am-1pm. This popular market is an opportunity to meet local artists and to buy work direct from the artist at an affordable price. There will be many stalls exhibiting original paintings, drawings, ceramics, woodwork and more. Nothing will be priced over $100, with all proceeds going to the artists. For those interested in participating, more information is available on the gallery website www.pomonartgallery.com/coming-up or from the gallery at 10 Station Street, Pomona. Phone 5485 2950. Deadline for stallholder applications is May 24.


ROTARY Clubs across the Sunshine Coast are conducting their annual Bowelscan Program which runs until 31 May. Rotary Clubs have been participating in this awareness program that for over 25 years in an effort to help reduce the 4000 deaths that occur each year as a result of Bowel Cancer. Studies have shown that this number can be reduced by 30% simply as a result of people doing a bowelscan test regularly. Bowel Cancer is difficult to detect in its early stages but is 90% curable if detected early enough. Rotary offers relatively inexpensive test kits which are available at many pharmacies on the Sunshine Coast from Gympie to Caboolture and inland to Maleny, Cooroy, the Glasshouse Mountains and Nambour. The price of the kit includes testing at a Pathology Laboratory and participants will receive written advice of their test result. For more information contact 1300 779 694.


IT'S NOT just about computers and technology at Club meetings, it is about friendships.  A recent survey showed that members attend Computer Club meetings for social reasons as well as the technology. The tea breaks allow time for chats to other members. Come as a visitor to a weekly Club meeting at Buderim or Caloundra and have an introductory chat to our Welcoming member and see what goes on at a meeting.Phone the Club Information Line on 5492 1005, visit: www.sccc.org.au or email: sccc@internode.on.net


ROLLER door Cafe will be participating in the Biggest morning tea on Thursday, May 25. Donations can be made at the cafe or online with proceeds going to support cancer awareness. Come along and say hello at 7 Ocean Street, Maroochydore, where we will make your cafe experience more personable. Receive a 10% discount if you mention Seniors Newspaper and enjoy a wholesome breakfast or lunch and help support a great cause at the same time.


OUR friendly club gets together every Wednesday morning to play duplicate bridge at the Nambour Rugby League Club, Crusher Park Drive, from 8.15am to approximately 12.30pm. All levels of players and visitors are very welcome. Email: nambourbc@gmail.com or phone Julia on 0407 374 347.  


SUNSHINE Coast branch will meet on Friday, May 12 commencing at Flame Tree Baptist Church Hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside at 9.30am. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy inspirational worship and message. Men and women are welcome. Aglow is a world-wide non-denominational Christian organisation with branches in 172 nations on 6 continents. For more information contact Melva on 5443 5752 or Dorothy 5476 4190.


IDEAL for Fitness, Fun and Friendship. Riverside Walks with Exercise Interludes (Along the South Bank of the Maroochy River.) Meeting at Cod-hole boat ramp vehicle park, Bradman Avenue (upstream of the Motorway bridge) at 9am - Mondays and Tuesdays. Exercise makes you feel good. Please phone Marjie Andrews, Qualified Fitness Leader on 5448 4229. 


IRISH and Scots-Irish Research Workshop on Saturday, May 27 at Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre in Petrie Park Road, Nambour will commence with registrations at 8am for a 9am start. The workshop will conclude after 3pm. Bookings have been received from Victoria, Brisbane and outlying towns. This popular workshop will be the only one held in Queensland. The full day Workshop will be conducted by the Executive Director, Finton Mullan, and Research Officer, Gillian Hunt, from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Ireland. The cost will be $40 for the day which includes morning and afternoon tea. A light lunch will available for purchase. Payment will secure a place and assist with catering. This can be done by phoning 075441 4266 or email genealogysc@gmail.com. Members of the Irish Interest group, who meet on the third Tuesday of the month, had input into the programme topics which includes how different denominations and history in Ireland affect available records; using Registry Deeds; Early 19th century Land Records; education and school records; Poor Law and Govt records; and using Irish Wills and Testaments records.


THE Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra is performing a concert 'Symphony by the Sea' on Mother's Day weekend, Saturday, May 13 at 2pm at Coolum Civic Centre, Park Street, Coolum Beach. The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra is a not for profit organisation. Tickets available from: www.developmentwatch.org.au or phone 4770 20561 or 0417 001 590.


THE Group will take part in Cooroy Fusion on Saturday, May 13. Come and visit our stall for family history advice as well as plants and homemade jam and chutney. Our April Cent Sale was a great success, the Group thanks everyone who took part. Enquiries by phone 5442 5570 or visit www.genealogy-noosa.org.au


REMEMBER Bayards? Collins Cafe? Lowe's Sawmill? Revive your memories of past Nambour businesses on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at the Nambour Museum at 18 Mitchell Street. Admission: Adults $4 and school children $1. Display open for following weeks.



A RECENT 'Dining Out' experience attended by over 30 members of the Probus Club of Kawana Waters took them to the Curry Bowl restaurant at Buddina. Here, amidst faintly Indian surroundings with the soft aromas of the sub-continent cuisine gently pervading the atmosphere, diners were treated to a sumptuous feast that would indeed be hard to beat. Quality food and great flavours were served up in very ample portions. Although only a BYO licence at present, this is a venue that had members homeward bound very satisfied after a wonderful evening of fun, fellowship, friendship and food. We look forward to our next encounter.


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