FRIENDSHIPS: Clodagh Barwise-Smith, Val Davis and Noela Nolan from Caloundra Evening VIEW Club.

Community notices: Sunshine Coast

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The deadline for the April issue is March 21. Email Nicky at communitynotes@seniors


QCWA Yandina Branch International Women's Day High Tea will be held on Friday, March 9 at 12pm. Located at QCWA Hall 11 Stevens St, Yandina. All Welcome. Enjoy delicious treats and inspirational guest speakers. Donna Penny (author of "Why My Mummy) and Alexandra & Samantha Fraser (co-founders if the Ethical Straw Collective). Tickets $15 (pay in advance or at door). Booking essential with Lynda on 0409909057.


WE ARE a not-for-profit organisation run mostly by volunteers and hold some wonderful workshops and classes. Workshops (Non-members welcome): "Eco Dyeing workshop" with Coralee Asker, Saturday, March 24 at 9.30am-1.30pm. "Watercolour Workshop" with Lucy & Barry McCann, 9am-4pm. "Acrylics Portrait Workshop" with Lucy & Barry McCann, 9am-4pm.                                                    Classes: "Beginners/Intermediate Acrylics" tutored fortnightly by Pam Taylor - Saturdays, 9am-12 noon. "Intermediate Watercolour" tutored fortnightly by Alex Ashton, Mondays, 1pm-4pm. "Embroidery" every firsr and third Friday of the month, 9.30am-1pm. "Book & Papermaking" every second and fourth Monday of the month, 9am-12noon. "Quilting" Tuesdays 9am-1pm & Thursdays 6pm-9pm. "Crochet" Wednesdays & Fridays, 9am-12noon. "Printmakers" Wednesdays, 9am-3pm. "Oils & Acrylics" Thursdays, 9am-12noon. Noosa Arts & Crafts Association is a centre for creativity, learning & friendship. New members welcome. Visit our Gift Shop. Room Hire available. Disabled-friendly access. Call 54741211, email: or go to: 


WE OFFER a fabulous location for your next excursion. We hold silent films on the market day, with the legend Ron West every second and fourth Saturday at 12 noon. Group bookings can be made for 20 people or more, to suit your day and time requests. Cheeky Tuesday offers an old fashioned sing a long after the movie. Call 54852330 for more information.


A GRAND Cent Auction will be held on Friday, April 13 at Kawana Surf Club, 99 Pacific Blvd, Buddina. Doors open 6pm for 7pm start. Entry $5 includes lucky door prize and 2 free sheets of tickets. Over 100 great prizes to be won including a Gold Coast Getaway. Courtesy bus, meals and drinks available. All proceeds aid Coast Hospice Mombasa Kenya. For enquiries and/or to pre purchase tickets call Liz on 0421021927.


EVERY Tuesday evening from 7pm to 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.


OUR next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 10am. Located at the Coolum 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.



WE HOLD our next lunch and meeting on Wednesday, March 7 at 11am for 11.30am start at the Buderim Tavern. Cost: $28. RSVP: Pat Cooney on 54456329.

Caloundra Evening

WE RECENTLY held our Annual General Meeting at which an enthusiastic new committee was elected. Our President gave an overview of the past year during which members raised funds for the Smith family and the Learning for Life Program which assists with educational expenses for eight local students. The ladies make new friends by attending monthly dinners at the Caloundra Power Boat Club as well as a variety of social occasions at venues all around Caloundra. Visitors and guests are most welcome at our meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month. For further information, call the Secretary, Sue on 0403504408.


OUR next luncheon will be held on Friday, March 23 at the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club. The cost for the two course meal is $30. Newcomers are always welcome and if you would like to attend a meeting please contact Sandi on 54794631 or 0429022033. Guest Speaker is Dr Bridie Scott-Parker - Senior Research Fellow of the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Department of the USC, is the Founder and Leader of the Adolescent Risk Research Unit (ARRU), and the Founder and Leader of the Consortium of Adolescent Road Safety (


MEMBERS and friends meet once a month for Lunch and a Meeting at the Tewantin/Noosa RSL 10.30am for 11am start. VIEW Clubs of Australia raise funds for The Smith Family's Learning for Life Programme which raises funds for disadvantaged children. If you would like to know more about this fun and friendship club, call Nanette McLay on 54556157.


LOVELY LADIES: Second from left is President, Marie Coyne and the 2018 Committee of the Noosaville VIEW Club.
LOVELY LADIES: Second from left is President, Marie Coyne and the 2018 Committee of the Noosaville VIEW Club.


SEEKING new horizons? Do you enjoy the company of like minded travellers? Our Caboolture District is a small club with a maximum of 30 vans. We are a very friendly group and have 10 rallies a year. The rallies are mostly within a radius of 300 kilometres from Brisbane but can be further and are 7 days. Each rally has a nominated host who organises activities and places of interest. We hold a meeting on third Thursday of the month at Caboolture Baptist Church and new members are welcome. Further information with Marie on 438922919 or email:


COME along to this free event about Seniors law and setting up an enduring power of attorney. Trent Wakerley from Kruger Law plans to focus the talk on the importance of proper planning in later life. How downsizing is often a good catalyst to start people thinking about checking that their estate plans are up to date. Trent will discuss the importance of an Enduring Power of Attorney including who makes decisions for you if you don't have one. What is capacity and how is it relevant to your estate plan. Types of decisions that your attorney can make and when their power to help starts. What can go wrong - interesting tales of use and misuse of an Enduring Power of Attorney. Trent will also discuss the importance of a Will, what happens if you don't have one, is a Will Kit a good idea and who is eligible to contest a Will. Free Morning Tea provided. Working together to build age friendly communities. On Tuesday, March 20 at 10am to 11.30am at The Pod, Stockland Sales & Information Centre, Corner Birtinya & Lake Kawana Blvd, Birtinya. Phone 54438256, 0410437977 or 0410437237 to register or for more information.


STOCKLAND Retirement will be hosting some free healthy eating session for seniors on the Sunshine Coast. The 1 hour sessions will be run by a qualified nutritionist/dietician. They will be run at 10am at the Stockland Birtinya Sales and Information Centre located on the corner of Lake Kawana Blvd and Birtinya Blvd. Understanding Food Labels at 10am on March 6 and Healthy Eating Tip to survive Easter at 10am on March 27. Free tastings. Seats are limited so attendees are required to RSVP to Fleur on 0439465612.


ENJOY a 45 minute guided meditation, (no yoga, just resting on your mat) followed by watercolour painting and homemade, GF sugar free refreshments and tea, every Sunday at 9.15am-10.15am. Cost: $10 inc paper/paints/morning tea and session. Located at the little yellow hall, cnr Ilya St & Currimundi Rd, Currimundi. Relax, Rest, Restore and Create. Please bring a yoga mat (or 2), small comfy pillow, light blanket, wear comfortable clothes (lower legs can rest on a chair while resting on your mat). Contact: Anna (Internationally Certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator), Member Yoga Australia via email: or Facebook: yogartnidra Sunshine Coast.


WE ARE an international organisation dedicated to the promotion of fellowship united in study, meditation and service. Theosophy encourages open-minded enquiry into world religions, philosophy, science and the arts in order to understand ourselves and our place in the universe. Theosophy holds that knowing our purpose we can succeed in bringing about a change to our own consciousness and take our world forward to benefit the whole. Every Thursday at 7pm - Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Next on March 8: HPB from extraordinary beginnings to an even more extraordinary life: Esther Pockrandt; March 15: What do we really want? the search for meaning/god: wayne ellis; March 22: Krishnamurti: Kerry Oldfield; March 29: library and study evening: the axial age: Basil Grove. All welcome. Enquiries: 0409065062.


BUDDIES is a Sunshine Coast group which advocates for just and compassionate treatment of refugees, consistent with the human rights standards which Australia has developed and endorsed. We hold a monthly meeting on the fourth Sunday of each month with a guest speaker. next meeting is on Sunday, March 25 at 11am Members business and 11:45am Guest Speaker followed by refreshments. Located at St Mary's Church, 24 King St Buderim. All welcome to attend. More information: 


JOIN us under the shade of the Casuarina trees anytime between 7.30am to 9.30am for our next dune care activity (planting natives and removing the weeds) on Tuesday, March 13 at Beach Access 202 on Pacific Blvd, Buddina (near La Balsa Park). All provisions, tools, plants, conversation and morning tea are provided. Buddina Coast Care is a small 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


WE AR having a Cent Auction (Raffles) on April 6 at St Peter's Church Hall in Elizabeth Street Coolum. The Doors open at 9am and the draws start at 10am. Entry is $3 which includes a great Morning Tea. We have masses of Prizes, Vouchers and plants, even prizes for those who don't win anything. Call Heather on 0484573633 for more information.


BADMINTON is held at the Caloundra Indoor Stadium, North Street, Caloundra. Come join us for a morning of fun and fitness, all welcomed. Friday mornings 9.30am to 12noon. Cost: $7.20; racquet hire $3. For further details call Lynn McCallum on 54955662.


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 dependants. The branch also conducts monthly subsidised lunches, bus tours of an interesting nature and many other types of social activities. The branch meets every second Saturday of each month at the Kawana Waters Life Saving Club house at Pacific Blvd, Buddina at 10am. Membership is $25 per calendar year, so why not become involved. Call the Secretary on 54432775 for more information.


WE ARE seeking experienced choral singers.We sing mostly classical sacred music. At Tewantin - Wednesday evenings. Email Andrew - Choir Director: or call 54741498.


YOUNGEST and oldest members win club championship: Congratulations to Wade Hart and Alan George - Wade is the 2017 Coolum Croquet Club Golf Croquet Champion and Alan is Runner Up. Wade also won the Club's Association Div 4 Championship Medal. A fantastic effort by both players. At the age of 91 Alan is still an active croquet player and our current Vice President. Anyone interested is welcome to come along and try Croquet free of charge both for the initial sessions and for coaching. For details call William on 54716553, email: or find us on Facebook.


RETIRED or About to Retire? Association of Independent Retirees (AIR Limited) Noosa Branch 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 8 at 9.45 am for 10am at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Speaker: Christine Thomas, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Aged Care Assessment Team, Nambour Hospital. Topic: The A to Z of ACAT. 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 54556790 for further information or email: or Facebook:


THE Australian Hearing bus is coming to town. Hearing checks are available to persons over the age of 18 years. However, hearing loss is a more prevalent issue in the community, with around 60% of Australians over 60 suffering some form. At The Salvation Army, Cnr Broadmeadows & Maroochydore Rds, Maroochydore on Wednesday, March 21 at 9.30am-12pm. Mt Coolum Pharmacy, David Low Way & Suncoast Beach Dr, Mount Coolum on Thursday, March 22 at 9.30am-12pm. Pharmacy for Life, 123 Nambour Mapleton Rd, Nambour on Friday, March 23 at 9.30am-12pm. No appointments necessary.


MPA is a small group of people who have either survived Melanoma or are currently having treatment. We provide support our members and their families at meetings that are on the third Friday of each month in R.S.L. House, 106 Memorial Drive Cottontree. The meeting starts at 10am. There is no cost involved and new members are always welcome. The next meeting is on Friday, March 16. For more information call Christine on 0412689546 or visit our website:


ARE you time Poor? Would you like to go to Church but work on weekends or have no free time. St Peter's Anglican Church, Maroochydore is a welcoming place and has a Wednesday morning service that is ideal for time poor people. The Rector, Rev. Tania Eichler would like to welcome you to the Service which starts at 9.30am Wednesday mornings. It is shorter than the Sunday Service and is good for people who are elderly or unwell. After the service join us for a "cuppa" in St Peter's Cafe, (our Church hall). To find out more go to: or call 54432133. St Peter's Anglican Church is on the corner of Church St & Beach Rd, Maroochydore.


THE Buderim Private Hospital will hold a "Card and Games Day" on Saturday, March 10 at IRT 'The Palms' Retirement Village, 22 Power Rd, Buderim from 10am-2.30pm. Cost is $20pp which includes morning tea and Lunch. Bring your own Games or Cards. Proceeds will go to the Buderim Private Hospital. For more information or bookings call Robyn on 54767217 or Yolande on 54466765.


BEGINNERS classes Monday evenings 7pm at Nth Shore Community Centre, Mudjimba and Mondays 9am at Woombye Hall. Wednesdays 9am at Mudjimba and Thursdays 8.45am at Yandina Hall. Keep your mind active and body fit with dance. Fun fitness friendship and great music. Call Barbara on 0407733280.


AT THE Saturday, March 10 group meeting starting at 1pm, Guest Speaker Michell Lipner will tell us about her work overseas and with Oz Harvest locally. Enquiries on 54425570 or visit The Heritage Centre is located at 17 Emerald St, Cooroy.


THE Nambour Croquet Club received a very welcome grant from the Sunshine Coast regional Council for the purchase of a self propelled mower and line marker (much to the appreciation of our green keepers ) to keep our croquet courts in top condition. The club is most grateful to the Council for these grants, as we can keep club running costs at a reasonable level and without excessive levies on our members, so that we can all enjoy the great game of croquet. For more information about Nambour Croquet Club, call Patrick Farrell, Publicity Officer on 54727287.


IT'S BEEN 16 years of caravanning friendship for every month. Members of the Coolum Caravan Club rally to various places around south east Queensland and northern New South Wales. No spiders on these caravans. The most eagerly looked forward to is their annual "roving rally". The Flinders Ranges and surrounding environs has been programmed for later this year. The Club's monthly meetings are held at The Mudjimba Community Hall, Cottonwood Street, Mudjimba on the first Thursday of the month commencing at 7.30pm. Go along and see what they are all about and join the Members for supper afterwards. Call Arthur Reeves on 0414360554 and Ian Walton 0419229169 for Club enquires or email: Members are spread throughout the Sunshine Coast.


STRIKE A POSE: Coolum Caravan Cub at Minyon Falls Ballina.
STRIKE A POSE: Coolum Caravan Cub at Minyon Falls Ballina.


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 - plus to enjoy meeting like -minded people - and chat over supper. Our monthly raffles raise funds to support local young art projects. The lecturers are recognized specialists in their fields drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds. The next ADFAS presentation will be on Monday, March 12 at 6.30pm for 6.45pm start at the Drama Theatre Matthew Flinders College, Stringybark Road, Buderim. For bookings call Janine on 54526643. Visitors cost is $25. Bookings essential. Full annual memberships are available. Email: or go to:


THE next monthly meeting will be held at Buderim War Memorial Hall at 2pm Friday, March 9. Guest speaker will be Kim Martin from Bio Organic Sustainable Solutions - for all soils & plants. Kim will explain how a balance of nutrients will yield positive outcomes for all your fruits, vegies, lawns, trees, herbs and flowers, providing all you need for natural growth. The member's talk will be about pests in the garden. There will be the monthly flower competition and Manawee plant of the month. Members are encouraged to come early for plant stalls, raffle and seed bank. Visitors are welcome. For details, call President, John Lyon on 0448714561.


AGLOW - Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, March 9 commencing at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, 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. For more information, contact: Melva on 54435752 or Dorothy on 54764190. Aglow is a world-wide non-denominational Christian organisation with Branches in 172 Nations on 6 Continents.


ARE your ancestors hiding behind their fans? This was the intriguing topic presented by our Guest Speaker, Pauleen Cass, at the Caloundra Family History Research general meeting. Part of the mystery was unravelled when we learnt that 'FANs' stands for 'Friends, Associates and Neighbours'. Pauleen, an historian and genealogist as well as one of the CFHR members, detailed the journey she has taken to discover so much about her family tree. This journey has taken her to several overseas countries, but much of the information gleaned has been found by following up on contacts made through various forms of media such as letters, telephone calls, blogs, facebook, newspapers, electoral rolls, websites, church records etc. 'Be brazen' was a piece of advice Pauleen gave us. This attitude, along with an inquiring mind and some detective skills goes a long way to successful researching.


Guest speaker, Pauleen Cass was thanked by Paul Carty at the Caloundra Family History Society meeting recently.
Guest speaker, Pauleen Cass was thanked by Paul Carty at the Caloundra Family History Society meeting recently.


BE CONNECTED - Solutions 4 Learning is offering two free 1 ½-2 hour, face to face computer lessons to older Australians to gain confidence and skills with computers and the internet. These are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants can access interactive learning activities, training courses, web apps and "how to" videos in our community based organisation. We also offer 1 on 1 computer lessons for a small fee of $15 which is very popular with seniors. Further sessions are available at a small fee. Please contact Solutions 4 Learning in Nambour on 54762511 for more information or to make an appointment.


Enjoy healthy exercise at your own pace for fitness, fun and friendship. Combine riverside walks with exercise interludes (along the south bank of the maroochy river.) We meet at cod-hole boat ramp vehicle park, Bradman Ave. (upstream of the motorway bridge) at 9am - Mondays and Tuesdays. Exercise makes you feel good. Call: 54484229. Marjie Andrews - Qualified fitness leader.


It is not just all talk about computers and technology at Club meetings, it is also 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 on a Thu afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning and have an introductory chat to our Welcoming members and see what goes on at meetings if you are looking for to help with your technology equipment. Call the Club Information Line on 54921005, visit: and watch the introductory video, or email the Club at


ONE million stamps on display - We will bwe hosting the Annual Stamp Fair at Kawana Community Centre, Naminya Street, Buddina (off Point Cartwright Road) on Sunday, March 18. The Stamp Fair will commence at 9am until 4pm. In attendance will be SEQLD Stamp Clubs, Professional Stamp Dealers. Activities will include viewing and purchasing stamps and philatelic items from Club Exchange Books and professional dealers and a Huge Bargain Table holding bargain stamps and philatelic items. There will be lucky door prizes and raffles with lots of prizes. Entry is free. There will be on site refreshments, ample parking is available and ground floor disable access. Further information can be obtained from the Club Publicity Officer on 0417720581 or go to:


NEW contemporary and vibrant spaces for people to enjoy while reading newspapers or a favourite book are just some of the benefits of council's upcoming Beerwah Library refurbishment. The library will be closed from Saturday, March 3 and will reopen on Monday, March 19 to unveil the revitalised space which better meets changing community needs and library trends. To ensure access to Beerwah library services during the refurbishment, a pop-up library will be open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, at the Beerwah Community Hall. While the services will be limited, customers will still be able to pick up reservations, return items and borrow from a reduced collection. Access to daily newspapers and Wi-Fi will also be available. However, please bear in mind there will be no Justice of the Peace services, Literacy services, Tech Help, Story time or Rhyme time during the refurbishment. Customers can continue to access all library services at nearby branches or via the eLibrary 24/7 via council's library website. Visit: for more details.