OFF AND RACING: Kawana Seniors members Eileen and Paul planning the Annual Cup Cake Race.
OFF AND RACING: Kawana Seniors members Eileen and Paul planning the Annual Cup Cake Race.

Community Notices: Sunshine Coast

TO ALLOW for readers' requests for the publication of more neighbourhood news, please keep notices short and to the point (100 word maximum). If you would like to submit a photo please ensure it is at least 180dpi or 500kb to 1mb in size and of faces, in a nice bright setting.

The deadline for the December issue November 21. Email Nicky or Chris at community notes@seniorsnewspaper.


ST VINCENT de Paul is holding an election weekend book and plant sale at the Good Shepherd Centre, Nanyima St, Buddina (opposite the Kawana Library) on Saturday, November 25. from 8am-3pm and Sunday, November 26 from 9am-2pm. There will be a great selection of general fiction, children's books, non-fiction books and much more as well as some beautiful plants ready for spring planting. All proceeds go towards assisting those in need in the local community. Donations of books, DVDs and potted plants would be greatly appreciated. Call Maria on 54782954.


THE book A Tribute to Gardening, funded by the Sunshine Coast 50th Anniversary Fund, was launched at a special meeting of the Nambour Garden Club recently. Nearly 150 people celebrated the inaugural National Garden Week, themed Dig In and Celebrate. The club held a special morning tea where guests heard Sunshine Coast Councillor Greg Rogerson compliment the club on the publication of the book. The book was compiled by members Jeanette Morrison and Fay Thorogood. The book paid tribute to varied gardening pursuits, from indigenous, pioneers, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, schools, and many more types of gardening including those of members' gardens. It demonstrated gardening was an activity practised by many people on the Sunshine Coast. Ms Morrison paid tribute to Mrs Thorogood for her support during the publication process, the printers Genealogy Sunshine Coast, and to all those people whose stories are in the book. A Tribute to Gardening retails for $15 and profits will go to charity. Call 54764105.

Co-compilers of the book Tribute to Gardening, Fay Thorogood and Jeanette Morrison of the Nambour Garden Club
Co-compilers of the book Tribute to Gardening, Fay Thorogood and Jeanette Morrison of the Nambour Garden Club


OUR Annual General Meeting at Buderim War Memorial Hall at 2pm Friday, November 10. Come early for plant stalls, raffle and seed bank. Annual subs due for payment. Bookings required for Christmas lunch. No flower competition this month. Visitors welcome. For details, call John Lyon on 0448714561.


AS A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast, the Pomona Memorial Hall in conjunction with the Pomona & District Community House, invites you to Many People - One Place at the Pomona Memorial Hall on Saturday, November 11 from 9.30am-2pm. Funded by Noosa Council, 'Many People, One Place' Celebrating the contribution that people from all over the world have made to Pomona and the surrounding area over the last 50 years and who call this area of the Sunshine Coast 'home'. Through Food, music, storytelling, dance, and craft, this free event will celebrate our diverse cultural backgrounds. Activities and craft for children throughout the day. For more information call 54852427 or check out the Pomona & District Community House Facebook page for full program.


WE ARE a not-for-profit organisation run mostly by volunteers and we are very grateful for any support. Membership $75 per annum, renewal $70. Membership will entitle you to join any of the many Regular Activities and Groups held at Wallace House. Gifts galore at our Gift Shop, excellent quality at reasonable prices. Room Hire available. Disabled-friendly access. Embroidery: every first and third Friday of the month, 9.30am-1pm. Botanical Art: Mondays, 1pm-4pm. Porcelain Art: Tuesdays, 9am-12noon. Life Art: every first and third Wednesday of the month, 9am-12noon. Advanced Watercolour: Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm. Spinning/Knitting /Weaving: every second & fourth Thursday of the month, 9am-12noon. Call 54741211, email: create@noosaarts or website: https://noosa arts


WE ARE holding our annual exhibition and sales day on November 11 from 8.30am-1pm. Free children's craft workshop, a chance to decorate pottery or Christmas ornaments to take home. Entry $2 includes a delicious morning tea served from 8.30-11.30am. Christmas Puddings and succulent gardens for sale in pottery containers, plus many other interesting and affordable pottery pieces for sale. Two raffles on the day. So come along to 14 Tradewinds Ave, Coolum Beach and have a great morning out.


VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. Kawana


THE club's next luncheon will be held on Friday, November 24 at 11am at the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club. The cost for the two course meal is $28. Newcomers are always welcome and if you would like to attend a meeting please contact Sandi on 54794631.


DO CONSIDER attending our club's events and help raise funds for educating students of underprivileged families. There is always an interesting guest speaker at our meetings on the first Wednesday each month at 11am for 11.30 start, plus a social event is held on the third Wednesday of the month. For luncheon bookings or cancellations, call by 6pm on the Sunday before the luncheon. Contact: Pat Cooney on 54456329.

Caloundra Evening

AT THIS month's meeting, Barbara Cameron, a national councillor of VIEW club, provided members with information and entertainment regarding VIEW Australia. She focused on the principal goal of our club which is the support of disadvantaged children in our community particularly with regard to their education. For further information regarding the Caloundra Evening VIEW Club please call Val on 54926884.

Kawana Waters View Club

WE WILL be holding our 24th birthday celebration lunch/meeting on Wednesday, November 22, at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Rd, Buderim. The theme is "Nostalgia”. Bring along a photo of your favourite time in your life. 11am for 11.30 meeting followed by lunch, tea or coffee. Guest speaker. All women are welcome to attend meetings or monthly social outings. For more information please contact Glenda on 0401548349.

PROBUS CLUBS - Kawana Waters

WHO wouldn't like to come and fly, see more of Australia and the world if it were so much more accessible to them? A recent meeting of the Probus Club of Kawana Waters enjoyed an informative and enlightening insight on how that might soon be turned into a reality. Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project co-ordinator planning and major projects Simon Kitchington and project director Ross Ullman, two key figures in bringing about this transformation, were our able co-presenters. The present airport, which has served the Coast community well since the 1960's has been outgrown by a combination of factors. Our Suncoast population, growing as it has since the early days of the airport, and continuing its growth, generates that demand. The Project will see the commissioning of the new Airport in December 2020, when both overseas visitors as well as 'local' Australian traffic will make their presence felt. For more information about our club, contact: Allan Taylor on 54932738.

THE CREW: Peter Locke , Kev Warren, Bob Blair and Greg Schiffer from Probus Currimundi Combined Inc.
THE CREW: Peter Locke , Kev Warren, Bob Blair and Greg Schiffer from Probus Currimundi Combined Inc.


A KEY risk factor for stress, anxiety and depression is social isolation.Volunteering combats this by keeping you in regular contact with others who are committed to making their community a better place live. It is one of the best ways to make new friends, it strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people and organisations with common interests, neighbourhood resources, fun and fulfilling activities. While some people are naturally outgoing, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Volunteering increases your self confidence, and can provide a healthy boost to your self-esteem and life satisfaction. Volunteering helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills. It is also a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions with renewed creativity, motivation and a vision that can carry over into your personal and professional life. Volunteering Sunshine Coast has more than 140 non-for-profit organisations as members who are constantly seeking people for a variety of volunteer positions right across the Sunshine Coast. We will match your skills and interests to a suitable position within your home area and if you are seeking to further your skills and experience we offer you training and guidance in a field of your choice. For further information: call 54438256, 0410437977 or 0410437237.


LINE dancing is an activity for all ages keen to exercise the mind and body. Classes from Mondays and Thursdays. 9am-12pm. Beginner, improver and intermediate levels. Newcomer beginners 12.15-1.30pm. Held at the Sport and Recreation Centre, cnr Currimundi Rd and Ilya St, Currimundi. New class starting November 14 on Tuesdays 9am-12pm at Maroochydore CWA hall. Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Cost is $12. Call Ute Woods on 0412804499.


JOIN us under the shade of the casuarina trees from 8-10am for our next dune care activity (planting natives and removing the weeds) on Tuesday, November 14 at Beach Access 221 on Pacific Blvd, Buddina (Kawana SLSC northern carpark). All provisions, tools, plants, conversation and morning tea 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: Visit our Faceboook page for more: Buddinacoastcare/


THE Maroochydore branch of the Country Women Association will be holding their next cent sale on Friday, November 24 at Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Doors open at 8.30am for a 9.30 start. Entry is $5 and includes a lucky door prize and morning tea. Plenty of prizes to be won, so bring your friends. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Elaine Schefe on 54754045 or email: elaineschefe43@


THE Royal Australian Air Force Association Kawana Waters branch, is currently seeking membership from both male and female ex members of the RAAF. The aim is to promote and maintain welfare and benefits of serving members, Ex members of the RAAF and Her Majesty's, Air Forces and Allied Air Forces and their dependents. The branch also conducts: Monthly subsided lunches. Membership is $25 per calender year. bus tours of an interesting nature an many other types of social activities. The branch meets every Saturday of each month at the Kawana Waters Life Saving Club House at Pacific Blvd, Buddina at 10am hours. Call the secretary on 54432775 for more information.


COUNTRY music concerts are held at the Hall of Fame, 24 Steggalls Rd, Yandina on the second Saturday (traditional country) and third Sunday (more upbeat and diverse) of every month 1-5pm. We are a not-for-profit organisation and the proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the hall. Toe-tapping music with a great band. Walk-ups welcome. Raffle and door prizes, canteen open, free afternoon tea. Entry $8. Concession $6. Enquiries Shirley 0408582386, Noeline 54467545.


PURELY Trios will be the final concert in the 2017 series for the Sunshine Coast's Pacific Chamber Players. This enchanting concert programme will consist of familiar trios by Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn making it the perfect afternoon entertainment. The Pacific Chamber Players will be performing on Saturday, November 25 at 2pm at St Peter's Catholic Church, 28 Elizabeth St, Coolum Beach and Sunday, November 26 at 2pm at Caloundra Uniting Church, 56c Queen St, Caloundra. Tickets will be available at the door with the usual portion of ticket sales being donated to Bloomhill Cancer Care. Prices are $28, concession $25, students $7 (cash only). pacificchamberplayers. com or call 54468128.


THE Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service provides free T2Diabetes information sessions to people diagnosed with T2Diabetes or pre diabetes. Our final sessions for 2017 will be held in Gympie on Thursday, November 30 and Maroochydore on Wednesday, November 29. A clinical nurse, social worker, dietician and health promotion officer speak on the day. Bookings essential, call 53194834.


A CHISTMAS Bazaar will be held in our Community Hall on Saturday, November 18 to which everyone is invited. Buy delectable home made cakes, sweets, jams, and pickles, or choose gifts from a variety of hand crafted goods including jewellery, collages, stoneware and ceramics, paintings and artwork children's clothes, toys and books. Doors open at 8.30am-12pm at Buderim Gardens Retirement Village, opp Headland Bowls Club at 405 Mooloolaba Rd, Buderim. Parking available on site. Join us for a fun morning. Buderim Gardens was the first retirement village to be built in Australia and provides a variety of homes in well established grounds spread over many acres, where wildlife abounds around a variety of lakes and in the rainforest areas. We look forward to seeing you there.


ON NOVEMBER 18, the Caloundra Stamp Club will be holding its 39th annual Stamp Fair at Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina (behind Kawana Shopping World) from 8.30am-3.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to visit the Stamp Fair and participate in its activities. Admission is free and children accompanied by adults are welcome. There is ample onsite parking with wheelchair access and also on street parking. Lucky door prizes, multiple raffle draws will occur on the day and refreshments are available at the fair. The Stamp Fair will be attended by South East QLD Stamp Clubs and five professional stamp dealers. Activities will include purchase of stamps, first day covers from Club Exchange Books; stamps, covers, albums and philatelic stationery, catalogues and collecting material from Dealers; a Bargain Table; and a sale by tender with up to 200 lots available for bidding. The Stamp Fair is a great opportunity for members of the public to enhance their stamp collection from the range of high quality and bargain priced stamps available at the Stamp Fair. It is also a great chance for members of the public who wish to gain an a free appraisal of their stamps or a stamp collection from one of the available stamp dealers or club experts on site on the day.


HEARING loss is a significant health issue in the community. The incidence of hearing loss increases as we get older. It is a part of the natural ageing process, with 60 per cent of people aged over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss. The Australian Hearing bus offers free "hearing checks”, to members of the community more likely to have hearing loss. So, if you have trouble understanding people unless they are facing you or others complain that your TV is too loud. Hop aboard for a free hearing check at one of the following locations. Wednesday, November 8: Goodprice Pharmacy, Nicklin Way, Kawana (opposite Jessica Park) 9.30am-1.30pm; Thursday, November 9: Stockland Shopping Centre - Caloundra South (opposite KFC) 9.30am-3.30pm; Monday, November 18: 8 Cooma Terrace, Caloundra - (opposite the Caloundra Bus Exchange) 9.30am-1.30pm; Tuesday, November 14: Bunnings Warehouse - 98 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore 9.30am-3.30pm. No appointment necessary. Any inquires on 54095600.


TO COMMEMORATE the 75th anniversary of Operation Bulimba, the Nambour Museum invited Gordon Wallace, former president of the 2/15th Battalion Remembrance Club, to officially open the recently completed 2/15th Battalion section of the museum's military display. The collections, displays and family histories can be viewed during the museum's normal opening hours of 1-4pm, Wednesday to Saturday, at 18 Mitchell St, Nambour. Call: 54412119.


ANOTHER interesting war history presentation awaits the Caloundra Family History Research Inc at the next general meeting at 1.30pm on Thursday, November 16. Presented by member Ian Edwardson, this promises to be a welcome addition to the other interesting sessions we have listened to during 2017. Ian is very passionate and knowledgeable about his topic, having spent many years in researching this branch of our history. Visitors are always welcome to attend and join members for afternoon tea and the meeting following the presentation. The group's resource rooms, which are wheelchair accessible, are at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club in Corbould Park and open Thursdays and Saturday mornings. Enter at GATE 2 on Pierce Ave, Little Mountain, where there is plenty of parking. Contact Roz on 54931197 or Valerie on 54373879 or caloundrafamily


WE MEET weekly at the Kawana Library Community Hall every Thursday at 9.30am for friendship and meeting new people. Each week we have an entertainer, play hoy and bingo, indoor bowls plus spin the wheel, lucky door fruit and meat tray raffles and gifts for hoy and bingo wins. We welcome any seniors looking to enhance their lives with outings and meeting new people. Visitor enquiries may be made through president, Selima Taylor on 54525979. The Heritage Centre at 17 Emerald Street, Cooroy now has extended opening on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9am to 3pm. Friendly members of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will be there to help with your local heritage and family history questions. At the Monthly Meeting on Saturday, November 11 from 1pm, a member will tell us about her father's experiences at the Battle of Beersheba. Afternoon tea and the meeting will follow the talk. The Group will celebrate Melbourne Cup day with lunch at a member's home. To find out more Visit or phone 54425570.


THE Heritage Centre at 17 Emerald St, Cooroy now has extended opening on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9am-3pm. Friendly members of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will be there to help with your local heritage and family history questions. At the monthly meeting on Saturday, November 11 from 1pm, a member will tell us about her father's experiences at the Battle of Beersheba. Afternoon tea and the meeting will follow the talk. The group will celebrate Melbourne Cup day with lunch at a member's home. Visit or call 54425570.


NEXT meeting: Wednesday, November 8 from 10am start at Coolum Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Coolum Beach. Come and join us for a coffee and find out what we do. Visitors very welcome. Call Robyn on 0409124460 for more details.


RETIRED or about to retire?.Association of Independent Retirees (AIR Limited) 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 on Thursday, November 9 from 9.45am for 10am at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Rd, Noosaville. Speaker: Matthew Auger, ptockbroker and Partner, Morgans Noosa. Topic: Superannuation. AIR meetings are conducted in a friendly and informal atmosphere and visitors are very welcome. We seek a fair outcome for retirees. $5 pp includes morning tea. Call 0466449946 for further information or email airnoosacommunications or


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 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. Call 54852007 for more information or visit.


SCAMS, Ransomeware and hacking are in the media quite often with dire consequences given. Members of the Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc are made aware of what these are and how to guard against becoming a victim. If you are looking for to help with your technology equipment come as a visitor to a weekly club meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning. Have a chat to our Welcoming members and see what goes on at meetings. Call the club information line 54921005, visit the website: and watch the introductory video or email:


OUR next meeting is on Friday, November 10 starting at 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 & men are welcome. Come along and bring a friend. Contact: Melva 54435752 or Dorothy 54764190. Aglow is a world-wide, non-denominational Christian organisation with branches in 172 nations on six continents.

Representatives of 2/15th Battalion Remembrance Club, Mrs Kathleen Lyall (Widow of Percy Lyall OAM) and Gordon Wallace (former Pres.)  with Nambour Museum President Clive Plater
Representatives of 2/15th Battalion Remembrance Club, Mrs Kathleen Lyall (Widow of Percy Lyall OAM) and Gordon Wallace (former Pres.) with Nambour Museum President Clive Plater


ENJOY healthy exercise at your own pace. Marjie's Welcome to Walking for fitness, fun and friendship combines riverside walks with exercise interludes (along the South Bank of the Maroochy River.) Meet at: Cod-hole Boat Ramp Vehicle Park - Bradman Ave at (Upstream of the Motorway Bridge.) 9am on Mondays and Tuesdays. Exercise makes you feel good. Call Marjie Andrews, qualified fitness leader

on 54484229.


CICADA Queensland stands for Cochlear Implant Club and Advisory Association and is a volunteer organisation helping people back into the world of sound. We provide advice, support and accurate information about the cochlear implant to enquirers, members and their family and friends, and to assist cochlear implant candidates and recipients in their journey. Our final gathering for 2017 will be held on November 28 at the Sunshine Castle Bli Bli from 10am-12pm. All are welcome, just turn up for a cuppa and a chat. Free entry to Castle Cafe. In the meantime, if you or a friend/family member is struggling to hear with hearing aids and are considering a Cochlear Implant and would like to talk to someone who has had that journey, or would just like more information about Cochlear Implants please contact Penny via email: pennyphillips1@bigpond. com or SMS only 0421328909.

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