UNIQUE DISPLAY: Caloundra Arts Centre Association is holding their popular Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.
UNIQUE DISPLAY: Caloundra Arts Centre Association is holding their popular Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.

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ANOTHER "Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concert" presented by the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company will be held on August 5 at 2pm at the CCSA Hall Nutley St Caloundra. The concert will feature a variety of artists including Barry Bull, Mark Dunbar (on flute) and partner Carmen, Daryl Watson ( guitar and vocals) and Coro Italiano trio. A great afternoon is in store hosted by the bubbly Annette Sharry and our regular 'host with the most' pianist Neil Booth. General Admission is $10 and $5 for Members and Friends of Chorale. Afternoon tea is included.


COME along to North Shore Community Centre Mudjimba on Monday evenings 7pm and Wednesdays 9am. At Woombye Hall on Mondays 9am and Thursdays 8.45am at Yandina Hall. Keep your mind active and body fit with dance. Fun, fitness, friendship and great music. Phone Barbara 0407733280.


FROM June 30-July 1 will be this year's Knitfest Yarn & Fibre Arts Festival. It is set to explode with fun, colour and all things yarny! The main street of Maleny will come alive with yarnbombing, 'tree cosy' competitions, workshops, speakers, Kids Club, demonstrations, markets, a kids' treasure hunt and more. For more go to knitfest.com.au or email knitfest@hotmail.com.


WE ARE a multidisciplinary team including Nutrition and Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Podiatry and Physiotherapy with a focus on chronic disease management in the community/private practice setting. Our main facility is located in Currumundi, 768 Nicklin Way but we also operate within medical centres across the Sunshine Coast. At our Currimundi clinic, we have a range of seniors exercise classes ranging from pilates to over 50s for the low price of $15 per class and no joining fees, just pay as you go. We also offer education seminars on falls prevention, nutrition and diabetes. Please feel free to contact us to discuss what options suit your needs. Phone 54381079.


DO YOU enjoy travel? Would you home host someone from another culture for a week? FRIENDSHIP Force is an international non-profit cultural organisation focused on promoting understanding and cultural education through homestay journeys and personal friendships. Through these exciting personal encounters, strangers become friends - and we know that by experiencing different views, you can discover common ground. Our programs bring diverse people together into each other's cultures and homes to share one-of-a-kind experiences not available to regular tourists. We welcome new members. Go to: FriendshipForce SunshineCoast.org.au or phone 54717338, 54928114.


SUNSHINE Coast Access Advisory Network Inc. proudly presents a community forum - Universal Housing Design For Life. The need for building livable homes and allowing for "Ageing in place" is more important than ever. Prominent keynote speaker Margaret Ward and a panel of experts will answer your questions with clarity. At the Innovation Centre, University Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs on Wednesday, August 15 at 9.30am for a 10am start. Phone Pete on 0478716123 or email president@scaan.org.au.


GETTING old - disaster or delight? For the Palmwoods Singers Theatrical Society, it's the latter, they have been entertaining audiences since 1984 and this year are presenting 'Love is In the Air', a Cavalcade of Love Songs. Included in the line-up is Marty Hunt, the member for Nicklin. On Saturday, June 23 evening performance is a Gala Fundraiser for Katie Rose Cottage Hospice at 7pm, $20 including a glass of wine and delicious supper, and a matinee at 2pm on Sunday, June 24, $10 including light refreshments. For tickets, phone Pat Atkinson 0404980222 or email pat.atkinson1@bigpond.com.


DO YOU want to find out more about cochlear implants, are you a candidate for one? Come along to our monthly gathering and find out more about what is involved and whether an implant would help you and bring you back to the world of sound. Any inquiries please email Penny on pennyphillips1 @bigpond.com or SMS on 0421328909. All welcome.


AWARD winning Australian filmmaker Bill Bennet has made a movie based on a most surreal experience he had in 1999. Bill was in a hurry getting to the airport early one morning when a voice in his head told him to slow down at an upcoming green light. He did what many others would do; he ignored the voice. But, it would not stop! It as at the last moment Bill listened and slowed down. Bill had a horror shock when just missed a large semi trailer running the red lights. He had lots of questions liked what was that voice and why did this happen? At that time Bill was neither spiritual nor religious.

Bill Bennett is attending the Nambour and Noosa screenings. He is giving Q&As after the movies. Come and meet him. PGS is screening on: Tuesday, June 12 at 7pm in Majestic Nambour; Wednesday, June 13 at 7pm in BCC Cinemas Noosa; This is a cinema on demand movie so go to fan-force.com/films/pgs to buy your ticket. So many tickets must be booked before 1 June for the movies to go ahead. Contact Angie Mitchell the Host of both PGS screenings if you have any questions or want help with purchasing a ticket. Email: angiemitchell 1953@gmail.com.


MPA - Have you or has someone you know been diagnosed with Melanoma? If so, why not come along to our friendly meeting? We are a small group of people who have either survived Melanoma or are currently having treatment for it. We try to help each other and any family or friends who contact us. Our meetings are on the third Friday of each month in RSL House, 106 Memorial Drive Cottontree (next to the RSL parking building). There is no cost involved. If you have difficulty getting to a meeting, phone Christine at 0412689546 or Daphne 0414911496. The next meeting is on Friday, June 15 at 10am. Phone Christine on 0412689546 or go to w: melanoma patients.org.au.


THE View From Madeline Couch is an exciting Brazilian Spectacular and not to be missed. Celebrating their 20th year as one of Australia's best and most respected Brazilian groups. At Caloundra Power Boat Club on Sunday, June 17 from 2pm. This band returns with a wonderful retrospective concert of classic bossa novas, sambas, original tunes and some new musical surprises. The show features stories and songs from the band's three sell-out seasons of the Bossa Nova Sunset Club. Led by the superb vibraphone playing of Kym Ambrose and Portuguese vocals of Anje West, the band features their longtime bassist OJ Newcomb, guitarist Bruce Woodward and Lachlan Hawkins on drums. For information phone Julie 0412789957. For tickets phone Carlyn on 0427782960. $22.50 for seniors and $25 for non-members.


SUNSHINE Coast Scrabble Club welcomes new members. Meeting at 2pm Fridays at Nambour RSL. Phone Trevor on 54457770.


HAVE fun and raise funds on Saturday, June 23 from 7-10pm. $10 at door - tables of eight. Dinner Bookings for 6pm, phone Barbara 0478646300. Raffle and lots of prizes. At Coolum, Peregian RSL, David Low Way.


WE MOVED to the Uniting Church hall, corner of Queen Street and Ulm Street South. On Mondays we have Tai Chi exercises, Indoor bowls, Whist, Bolivia and 500. On Wednesdays musical entertainment, Hoy, Mah Jong, Indoor bowls and 500. On Thursdays, Gentle exercise and a second session of Tai Chi exercises. Membership for 2018 costs only $10. Phone 54381403 or email raymoni@optus net.com.au.


COME and join us for a coffee and find out what we do. Visitors very welcome. Phone Robyn on 0409124460 for more details. Next meeting is on Wednesday, June 13 at 10am at the Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club, Coolum Beach.


THOSE making enquires to the Computer Club now often say they can use their computer for what they need to but are wanting help with a tablet or smartphone. In some cases they want to use these to do what they used to use their computers and cameras for. Meetings have help groups for these as well as still offering computer help. Phone the Club Information Line 54921005 or go to sccc.org.au. Come as a visitor to a weekly club meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning and have an introductory chat to our welcoming members and see a meeting if you are looking for to help with your technology equipment.


MEDITATION to improve quality of life and joy of life with skills and techniques for people experiencing chronic pain, chronic illness, life threatening illness, arthritis, cancer and carer issues. Held at Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre corner of Fifth Avenue and Beach Avenue, Cotton Tree Sunday 9.30-11.30am. No fee or donation required. Phone Barry Farrin on 0407114761.


LOOKING for an challenging game which requires skill, good physical exercise and great company. Croquet is played Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am-noon. The club is next to the Nambour Bowls Club on Coronation Ave. First three visits are free and tuition is provided. You only need to wear soft soled shoes all other equipment is provided. Includes morning tea/coffee. Also on Mondays from 9am-noon we play Mah-jong. Cost is $4 and includes morning tea. If you haven't played before we are happy to teach you. It's a fun game and you will be made very welcome. Cards are played every fourth Wednesday at 1pm. Cost is $5 afternoon tea is included. If you are interested in any of these events, please phone Patrick on 54727287 or email berpat @bigpond.com.


EVERY Tuesday evening 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. Phone 54852007 for more information or visit.


AIR has branches in every state. The Noosa branch has served the local community for over 26 years and is the largest branch in Queensland. Our next general meeting will be at the South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville at 9.45am for 10am start on Thursday, June 14. The guest speaker will be Senator The Hon James McGrath. Come and join us and see us in action. Help us maintain a strong voice. Email airnoosa communications @gmail.com or phone 54556790 for more information. We seek a fair outcome for retirees. Sharing Information to help you plan and enjoy your retirement.


IF YOU are interested in the history of our local area, then the next General Meeting of the Caloundra Family History Research group is the place to be. Dr Jon Prangnell, Associate Professor from the University of Queensland School of Social Science will be speaking on the recent archaeological research at Bankfoot House. Jon's talk will commence at 1.30pm on Thursday, June 21 at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. Visitors are welcome. Enter via Gate 2. Further details, go to w: caloundra familyhistory.org.au.


FRIDAY mornings are filled with four friends, one still life, chocolate and art. Deb Dougherty, Mari Gray, Ann White and Lies Donovan are four artists who come together once a month to share the pleasure of creating art. Each has their own choice of medium and style. The still life is set up, and the artists create. The four friends share a common bond when painting these "still life" in that they are continuing a tradition begun with the late Lyn Mcrea. Their various interpretations of still life, together with some of their individual favourites will be on display at the Pomona Railway Station Gallery, in the Banana Shed, until July 5.


THE Next Lecture: Everyday Life in Ancient Egyptian Wall Paintings. 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 recognised specialists in their fields d rawn from a variety of professional backgrounds.The next ADFAS presentation will be on Monday, June 18 at 6.30pm for 6.45pm start at the Drama Theatre Matthew Flinders College, Stringybark Road, Buderim. Come and find out more - visitors very welcome. For bookings call Janine on 54526643. Visitors cost is $25. Bookings essential. Full annual memberships are available. Email: sunshinecoast @adfas.org.au or go to w: adfas.org.au/societies /queensland/sunshine -coast.


ST PETER'S Anglican Parish Maroochydore is having a Huge Sale in the Parish Hall. This Stalls in the Hall sale, run by our Mission Ministry Group. There will be home made cakes, jams, pickles, crafts items and bric a brac. There are lots of books and plants with plenty of bargains. All money raised will help support CMS, Bush Church Aid Longreach and other outback towns and the Barnabas Fund. On Thursday, June 7 from 8am-1.30pm. Come and bring a friend and enjoy our Devonshire Teas for only $4 or a light lunch for only $6. St Peter's Anglican Church is on the corner of of Church Street and Beach Road, Maroochydore. Phone Jenny on 54436134.


FITNESS, Fun and Friendship with Riverside Walks and Exercise Interludes (along the South Bank of the Maroochy River). Meet at Cod-hole Boat Ramp Vehicle Park - Bradman Avenue (upstream of the Motorway Bridge). 9am on Mondays and Tuesdays. Exercise makes you feel good. Phone 54484229.


WE MEET every Thursday at 7pm at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Donation $4. Join us, in a non-sectarian inclusive way, to be inspired, to explore the mysteries and meaning of life according to the ancient wisdom, alive still today. All are welcome. This month's talk titles include: Alchemy, a joyful and informative look at the great work, Evidence for a Connected Consciousness in Plants, Walking with Sophia. Every third Thursday is Library night and every fourth Thursday, members only Study Group.


THE next monthly meeting will be held at Buderim War Memorial Hall at 2 pm Friday, June 8. Guest speakers will be Spencer and Karen Shaw of Forest Heart Nursery, Maleny, speaking about Your Local Native Plants. 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, phone president John Lyon on 0448714561.


AGLOW Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, June 8 from 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 and men are welcome. Phone Melva 54435752 or Dorothy 54764190. Aglow is a world-wide non-denominational Christian organisation with branches in 172 nations on six continents.



Caloundra Evening

REGARDLESS of whether you are working or retired, the Caloundra Evening VIEW Club provides an opportunity to dine out, meet new friends and make a difference to Australian society. The VIEW members and guests are seated with a different group of ladies at every dinner to ensure that attendees feel welcome and meet a new circle of friends each month. All funds raised by VIEW Clubs support disadvantaged students through the Smith Family Charity's Learning for Life Program. If you would like to know more phone secretary Sue on 0403504408.


Glasshouse Country

WE WILL celebrate our 15th birthday in June - we will meet at a member's home on June 6 to make decorations and hats for the party - morning tea and a soup lunch will be included. Our Mad Hatters party will be held on the June 20 at 11am at Glasshouse Sports Club where entertainment, raffles and lots of fun will be had - a buffet lunch will be included. Anyone who would like to join us on one of our events or would to join our club would be most welcome please phone either Lynda on 54947875 or Trish on 54930026.



HAPPY TIMES: Glasshouse Country VIEW Club ladies enjoy morning tea at Happy Valley Caloundra.
HAPPY TIMES: Glasshouse Country VIEW Club ladies enjoy morning tea at Happy Valley Caloundra.



OUR next lunch and meeting is on Wednesday, June 6 at 11am for 11.30am start at Buderim Tavern. Cost: $28. RSVP Pat Cooney 54456329. 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, also there is a social event held on the third Wednesday of the month.



OUR next luncheon will be held on June 29 at the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club. The cost of the two course meal is $30. Newcomers are always welcome and if you would like to attend a meeting please phone Sandi on 0429022033. Guest speaker is Peter Porcellini, Senior Associate of CHR law. Despite our advancing years, there are some who have still not faced the issue of preparing a will or some who, many years ago, prepared a will which is no longer relevant because of changed circumstances.


THE fabric art group at the Buderim craft cottage are holding their biennial exhibition at the Atrium gallery Buderim. The opening night is Friday, July 6 at 6pm by textile artist and natural dyer Christine Elcoate and continuing on to Sunday, July 15 from 10am-3pm. All welcome. Members have been exploring the concept of "Reflections" through various textile mediums and techniques resulting in an amazing display of textile surface design. Phone 54501714 or go to w: buderimcraft cottage.com.au.


LEARN how to manage anxiety in your life. Over four weeks learn about the nature of worry/anxiety, managing the symptoms of anxiety, and planning for future life without overwhelming worry. This free four-week course will be offered at Maroochydore Community Health Centre on Wednesdays, commencing June 6 from 1-3pm. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone to book your place on 54596901 (Business hours - ask for Christine, Social Worker).


OUR Annual Show is on Saturday, July 21 from 9am-3pm at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main Road, Buderim. Trade tables, displays and raffles, tea, coffee, cakes and light lunches will be available. On display and for sale will be bears, porcelain and cloth dolls, reborn dolls, crafts, sewing and miniatures. Entry Cost: $5. Inquiries with Sue on 54511106 or Kathy 54918542.


GET active while seated - Our seated dance sessions promote fitness and well-being through inspiring music and wonderful world dance styles. No experience needed. Come along and give it a go; bring a friend. Classes every Thursday at the Freemasons Hall in North Street, Yandina, 10.30-11.45am. Phone Philippa on 0417780016 or email pippambc@ hotmail.com.


EVERY Sunday morning at Currimundi Hall, corner of Currimundi Road and Ilya Street, Currimundi, at 9.15am. A 45 min guided meditation by Internationally Certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator. Member Yoga Australia and Registered teacher Qld college of Teachers. Meditation followed by watercolour painting experience and morning tea. Just $10 includes everything. Watercolour paints and paper are from Germany. Email Anna yogartnidra@gmail.com or Facebook yogartnidra Sunshine Coast.



Currimundi Combined Inc.

WE HAVE been having a great time since the start of the year, with the Induction of new members, the celebration of our 19th birthday with new president Jacque Batley, and the enjoyment of their bi-monthly barbecue breakfast (not even a shower could keep them away). Another favourite the Coffee & Chat morning hosted by members in their homes. Phone Marilyn Schiffer on 0438925294.


Members from the Probus club of Currimundi visited the Queen Mary Falls recently.
Members from the Probus club of Currimundi visited the Queen Mary Falls recently.


Coolum Beach

WE ARE for active retired or semi retired seniors. Our purpose is to promote Fellowship, Friendship and Fun. Our meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 5 at 9.15am sharp at the Uniting Church, Elizabeth Street, Coolum Beach. Visitors/guests are welcome. For inquiries phone Averil on 0429516788 or Mandy on 0401976062. Our guest speaker in June is TV celebrity chef Peter Howard. Lunch is at the Coolum Beach Hotel at own expense. Outing for June 19 is to Redcliffe. Leave Tickle Park at 9am, then Bli Bli pick up. Morning tea at Redcliffe Parade lunch at Belvedere Hotel, Redcliffe Museum, $30. A special thank you to Coolum Beach Hotel. They supplied us with a meeting room and a wonderful morning tea to welcome in new members and committee for 2018.



WHAT is Probus? It is an organisation consisting of retired and semi-retired people who seek fun and friendship through various social activities. The name PROBUS was originally created from the first three letters of 'professional' and 'business' as it was intended to cover people in business and the professions who had retired and wished to keep in contact with like-minded people. Over the years this has changed and people from all walks of life are welcome as members. Probus clubs are set up by a local Rotary Club, and while they have a close affinity with Rotary they are autonomous with their own committees to run them. Probus clubs do not engage in any fund raising or community work as is the case with Rotary. Any accumulated funds must be used for the benefit of the members such as subsidising activities. The Rotary Club of Nambour decided to sponsor a Probus Club in Nambour and held an expression of interest meeting on the 29 May 1981. As a result the first meeting of The Probus Club of Nambour Inc was held on the 10 June 1981 in the Memorial Services Club with 12 members. Over the years the club has met at various venues and presently meets in the Nambour Uniting Church Hall. Meetings consist of the usual administration matters, morning tea and guest speakers, also "members spots" when members are invited to tell their life stories, or on some subject of interest they have been involved in. The Nambour club engages in picnics, day coach trips, golf, bowls, movies and theatre nights. During the year extended trips take place as well. There are a number of Probus clubs along the coast as well as in the hinterland towns. Further information from the Probus Association of Queensland paqnetwork. com.au or phone 54422464.


MAROOCHYDORE: Our next information session will be held on June 20 at 2pm at the CWA Hall in Maroochydore, opposite the Maroochy RSL. MALENY: Our next information session will be held on Thursday, June 21, arriving at 1.30pm for 2pm start. The Verandah Room, Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny. All Welcome. Inquiries with Denise Sauer 54775569.


WE ARE having a bus trip to Kenilworth and Yandina on Tuesday, June 19. The bus will leave the Blue Care Centre, West Terrace, Caloundra at 9am. The cost is a very reasonable $50 and includes morning and two course roast lunch. Lunch will be at the Kenilworth hotel. We will be visiting the Cheese factory and the Ginger Factory, so lots of changes to purchase delicious special items. Our bus trips usually fill up quickly so phone Gloria 54923318 for bookings. Contact: Lorraine Keelty, Blue Care Auxiliary on 54937470 or email lorrainekeelty @bigpond.com.


WE ARE holding our next, very popular Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 9, from 9am-4pm and Sunday, June 10, from 9am-3pm at the 5 North Street centre in Caloundra. Members have been extremely busy and creative, producing many unique quality goods which include quilts, embroidered items, lace and an array of hand dyed silk scarves and socks. With the cooler months upon us, knitted scarves, beanies and socks will prove to be very popular. Handmade cards and jewellery and a range of children's wear, baby wear and assorted bags provide an interesting selection of gift ideas for loved ones both here and overseas.The Pottery group is very prolific and many interesting and innovative pieces fill an entire room. These range from the practical to the decorative with many suitable for the garden. Some amazing artwork complements the pottery in a wonderful and colourful display. Come along and support your local community and purchase some genuine hand-made Australian products for yourself. The cake and produce stall with lots of home-made goodies including sweets, slices, jams and cakes is extremely popular and sells out very quickly.

Plant stall, pre-loved books and magazines, raffles and craft demonstrations round out the weekend, so there is something there for everyone. Refreshments including delicious, fresh home-made sandwiches, slices and scones are available and you can't beat the wonderful and tempting aroma of the sausage sizzle.

A highlight of the Fair will be some stirring renditions of popular music from the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Group.The stunning Gift Gallery will be open during the Fair and is a Treasure Trove of items for sale. The gallery is open every day from 10am-4pm (open at 9am on Fair Days). Phone 54916488. Plenty of parking and entry is free. Go to w: caloundra artsandcrafts.org.au or email Christine at fair@caloundraarts andcrafts.org.au.

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