Community notices: Toowoomba and Darling Downs
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The deadline for the June issue is May 30. Email editor@seniors newspaper.com.au
NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA
THIS branch meets for morning tea the first Thursday of each month at All Seasons Function Centre, cnr. North & Tor Sts, Wilsonton, commencing at 9.30am. Our June Morning Tea will be on the 7th and we will be entertained by Dennis and Kathy Sankey. Come along for a sing along and there will be Lucky Door prize and raffles to be won. For information and bookings, phone Desma on 46136750.
WE MEET on the third Monday of the month at Drayton Bowls Club at 9.30am. Monday, May 21 is the date of the next meeting when historian/author Don Talbot will tell us some tales from his recent book "Toowoomba Teddies and Bell Street Ghosts." Visitors are welcome. Cost is $7, includes morning tea. Next bus trip is to Pohlmans Nursery and tour of UQ Gatton College on Tuesday, May 29. For more information Phone Hazel on 46354519.
WE HOLD our General Meetings at 11.15am on the second Monday of every month (except January) at the Condamine Sports Club. Lunch is available after meeting at your own expense. A coach trip to Mt Mee is on Thursday, June 14. Lunch at Pitstop Mt Mee is a quirky style cafe in a corrugated shed with stunning vistas, motorcycle and automobile memorabilia, craft shop selling matchbox cars, collectables and local craft. Bookings open May 15 and close at Suncorp Warwick on June 7. Scenic drive back to Warwick. For more information phone Carmel on 46613136.
TOOWOOMBA CALEDONIAN SOCIETY & PIPE BAND INC.
WE ARE holding our first Ceilidh for the year on Saturday, May 26 in the Drayton Hall starting at 7pm till 10.30pm. Come along and enjoy an evening of Community Scottish Dancing (all dances are called & no need for experience), watch displays of Highland dancing & instrumental band players, and a soloist singing Scottish songs. Some of the dances are Dashing white Sergeant, Strip the Willow, Gay Gordon, Pride of Erin, Haymaker's Jig, Virginia's Reel just to name a few. Cost of the evening is $10pp, School children under 5 free; over 13 $5 and a plate of food for supper. For larger groups please phone Marg on 0429700217 for a table reservation.
OUR Saviour's Lutheran Church is holding a market day on Saturday, June 30 from 7am-1pm at the church hall, corner West and Alderley Sts. There will be cakes, preserves, clothes, craft, plants, books and garage items. Come for breakfast or lunch sausage sizzle. For details phone Shirl on 46301104.
SEMINAR FOR SENIORS
FOR many people, the thought of getting older and facing the possibility of losing their independence is emotional and stressful with a major concern being the absence of choice and the complex nature of aged care options. Briese Lawyers have teamed up with many Aged Care Service. Providers to deliver you a free seminar that will empower you with an understanding of and choice in the areas of: Retirement and Aged care options - independent living ; assisted living and residential aged care services; How to access Aged Care Assessments / Commonwealth Home Support Programs and Home Care Packages; Transitioning from home care to Aged Care; Funding strategies when planning for Aged Care; Key considerations to choose the option that's best for you; Downsizing / granny flats and Family Arrangements; Impact on Estate Planning. 'Maintaining Choice In Your Senior Years' on Tuesday, May 15, 9am arrival for 9.30am start. Event finishes at 12noon at Humeridge Church, 461-469, Hume Street, Toowoomba. Phone: 46384833. RSVP: Friday 11 May 2018 - Margaret Lyons, Briese Lawyers.
NATIONAL SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION TOOWOOMBA
ON SUNDAY, June 10 all widow's of National Servicemen will be honoured at a luncheon at the Irish Club Hotel, Russell Street, Toowoomba. The lunch will commence at 12 noon and all Nashos as well as the widow's are invited to attend. There will be lucky door prizes, and during the afternoon a donation to the Hospice will be made. Please contact us before the end of May for more information regarding this lunch. Our Social lunches are held on the third Friday of each month at the City Golf Club, we hope to see you there on Friday, May 18 and June 15. Those Nashos who turn 80yrs of age this year are asked to give their name to the secretary before the end of July. We have a special 'birthday party' for these men on Sunday, August 12. For more information contact Joan on 46332564 or 0417660464.
WE HAVE a small but enthusiastic club. Our community does not have access to any Learning For Life programs or other Smith Family initiatives, so all our energies are focussed on supporting our student. Every second month we raise money through our special imaginative raffles where all members donate an item or two for the multi-draw e.g. Pamper Me; Mystery Box/Bottle (contents undisclosed!) on a particular theme such as "In my Pantry". Sue's Super Soup Day and a Melbourne Cup meet have become annual events and are included as some of our Friendship Days. The fourth Wednesday of each month provides the opportunity for ladies to introduce a friend to VIEW by joining us on an outing for lunch or morning tea (and a raffle). At the beginning of each year, members are allocated a month when they are responsible for organizing some fun activities as well as the Lucky Door and Raffle for the meeting. Our major fundraiser would be our Birthday in October when visitors from Toowoomba and east of the range towards the Gold Coast join us in celebration. This year marks our 16th anniversary with a theme (yet to be decided) - and of course a multi-draw raffle!
We have represented VIEW at the bi-annual local Seniors Expo with an information table and found this useful for networking and finding possible contacts for outings and guest speakers. For the last three years we entered into the spirit of the Jumpers & Jazz in July festival by entering a decorated tree downtown. This year instead we have organized to participate in the Suitcase Rummage - hand-made plus pre-loved items for sale. We have found that our members prefer to be quiet achievers so we use our collective skills to provide a friendly atmosphere whilst supporting The Smith Family in our own special way. We are Raffle Experts.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
THE much-acclaimed and ever-popular Musical, tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia. Starring Robert Williams as Tevye, and featuring such songs as "If I Were a Rich Man", "Matchmaker" and "Sunrise, Sunset", the much-loved show will be staged by the Toowoomba Choral Society in the Armitage Centre (Empire Theatre) from June 7 to 10. Tickets are on sale at the Empire Theatre Box Office.