Toowoomba Ambulance personnel show the  LAC President, Rosemary Morley how to do CPR on the new manikins.
Toowoomba Ambulance personnel show the LAC President, Rosemary Morley how to do CPR on the new manikins.

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MICHELE Hill coming to Toowoomba. She is a well known Adelaide-based quilter, fabric designer and author. Michele is coming to Toowoomba Quilters Club on Tuesday, June 13. Michele specialises in William Morris style appliqué and more recently Beatrix Potter themed appliqué and stitchery and will be showing her magnificent quilts along with a powerpoint presentation at 10am at the Toowoomba Community Baptist Centre, 100 Glenvale Rd. Entry is $5 with complimentary morning tea served from 9.30am. All interested quilters and William Morris style, hand and machine appliqué enthusiasts are welcome to attend. To register for catering purposes, please phone/text Pat on 0412270795. Some of Michele's books will be available for purchase or bring your copy for signing. Michele's blog: williammorrisandmichele


WE ARE holding our ninth biennial Winter Garden School on June 14 and 15 at the City Golf Club, 254 South St, Toowoomba. Club members are excited about including Sophie Thomson from ABC Gardening Australia as one of the seven highly qualified speakers at the two-day event. The program includes speakers, meals, garden related stalls and multi-draw raffles. These raffles raise funds for charities and this Garden School will benefit the Kidney Support Network and Understand Alzheimer's Educate Australia. Attendees need not be gardeners and can look forward to an informative program with time to catch up with old friends and make new ones in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. There is a choice of attending both days and dinner, both days, one day only or dinner only. The registrations are now open and programs, registration and costs are available by email: leafmore4350 or phone Val 0746355232 or Joan 0746326708.


Start of Maypole demonstration in 2016 at St Marks.
Start of Maypole demonstration in 2016 at St Marks.


JOIN us on Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30 as part of the Southern Downs Heritage and the National Trust Queensland Heritage Festivals. There's something for everyone. History buff? Enjoy music? Looking for a good cheap read? An unusual piece of jewellery? Some original handicrafts? Or reminisce with a dance around a Maypole? Hungry? The Heritage Tea Rooms will again offer delicious home baking, wine and cheese and more substantial fare for lunch. Everything for sale at family friendly prices. Our church, hall and toilets are all accessible. Visit for program details or phone 0427962281or email


Winners of The Best Dressed in Green for Garden City National Seniors St Patricks Day meeting were (Left to Right), Merle Bradford, Ted Lewis, Honor Stevens and Des Hussey.
Winners of The Best Dressed in Green for Garden City National Seniors St Patricks Day meeting were (Left to Right), Merle Bradford, Ted Lewis, Honor Stevens and Des Hussey.


WE NEXT meet on Tuesday, April 18 a day later than usual because of Easter. The meeting will start at 9.30am with morning tea at the Drayton Bowls Club, corner of Gipps and Ball Ss. We are looking forward to welcoming back Patrick Pickett, owner conductor of Queensland Pops Orchestra, as our guest speaker and he will be speaking about his involvement with Military Tattoos. Patrick will be returning with his orchestra to the Empire Theatre for a Celtic Spectacular on Sunday, May 21. Our bus trip for April will be on Wednesday, April 26 when we visit Roma Street Parkland for a guided tour. For more information, phone Hazel on 46354519.


LOCAL choir, Ars Cantorum, under new conductor Trina Timbs, is presenting a Sacred concert at St James Church Toowoomba on Friday, April 21 at 6.30pm. Choral works include Vivaldi's Gloria, Palestrina, Stanford, Rutter and others. Local soloists are Cassie Midgley, Calista Walters, Susanna Rigby (oboe). Admission, adults $20 concession / students $15 with a cheese and wine to follow. Please direct your inquiries to 0412421726 or 0407171774.


STEERING for Continued Success. There's a new hand at the wheel of the Highfields Probus Club following their recent Changeover lunch at the Highfields Tavern. Outgoing president Peter Butzbach congratulated the new president, Rob Neary, with 64 members of the club attending the changeover of committees in a well-tuned function at the tavern. Highfields Probus Club is an association of retired and semi-retired professional and business people from the area and meets on the first Thursday of the month at St. Anne's Hall. For more information, please phone Rob Neary on 46155033.


ON WEDNESDAY morning May 10, the Toowoomba Hospice will hold its annual Mother's Day High Tea at Gip's Restaurant at 9.30-11.30am. Enjoy a delicious morning tea with your Mum, Grandmother for only $40 per person there will also be a small raffle to raise funds for the Toowoomba Hospice. The Toowoomba Hospice is situated in Harristown and has provided free palliative and respite care based on mutual respect, trust and individual needs for over 670 mothers since opening in 2003. For bookings, phone Gip's Restaurant on 46383588.


BEING held on September 7,8 and 9, a popular three-day event to celebrate the arrival of Spring. Nestled at the foot of the Great Dividing Range, the Lockyer Valley is about an hour's drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Ipswich and Toowoomba are approximately thirty minutes of travel time. Our main feature of the Festival is the Quilt and Craft Expo. The display of Quilts, Craft, Patchwork, Stitchwork, Needlework and Fine Arts has proved popular for more than thirty years. Demonstrations by the artisans are valued attractions. Displayed in the Church grounds will be vintage trucks, tractors, cars and stationary engines. Refreshments will be available all day in the Courtyard Cafe. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm Thursday and Friday and 9am to 3pm on Saturday. Coordinator is Liz Vickery who can be contacted on 5465 4772 or Mobile 0423 763 107. We want people to come and visit us and experience our country hospitality and appreciate our countryside. The Expo is located at the Laidley Uniting Church Complex 45 Patrick Street Laidley. Admission prices are - Adults $5 and children 50cents. There will be displays of vintage cars, trucks, tractors, and machinery. Come and join us, admire the great talents of others or just relax in the cafe with a cup of coffee.


THE Toowoomba LAC President, Rosemary Morley, was recently shown how to do CPR on new manikins. These manikins are of an 8 year old child and small baby and they were purchased by the Local Ambulance Committee recently for $29,000. The 8 year old one is able to be hooked up to a computer and can simulate many medical emergencies for the staff to train on to give a real life experience. These donations were made possible by the community donating money to the Local Ambulance Committee. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. The newly appointed OIC for Toowoomba, Mr Peter Barron, was supported by Mr Glen Preston in demonstrating to the Friday Wish Club ladies how you do basic CPR. The Queensland Ambulance Service has a big push in the community to learn CPR this year.

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