Keep up-to-date with local community groups and notices.
Keep up-to-date with local community groups and notices. Contributed

Community notices: What's happening in Brisbane


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The deadline for the February issue is January 27. Email Nicky or Chris at


FREE OPEN house. Try tai chi for free at two locations: Springwood on Tuesday, January 31 at 6pm at Slacks Creek Progress Hall, 151-153 Barbaralla Drive, Springwood and West End on Saturday, February 4 at 8pm at the Lithuanian Community Hall, 49 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill. Classes run weekly for about four months. For details call 1800108801, or email


VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women and was founded by The Smith Family in 1960 as a service to women and the community. VIEW offers women the opportunity to meet with other women from all walks of life. To share a meal and listen to guest speakers who can educate and entertain, to form friendships and at the same time support disadvantaged Australian children through The Smith Family Learning for Life program.


OUR ladies are urging the local community to support disadvantaged children and young people with their education by joining the club, which sponsors three school children. We meet at 11am on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Rec Club, Alba Lane (off Jacaranda Avenue), Kingston. Cost of $22 includes a two-course lunch and a guest speaker. Proceeds from the day go to The Smith Family's Learning for Life program. Details call Cheryl on 37119146.


OUR FIRST meeting in 2017 will be held on Wednesday, January 18, at the Murrumba Downs Tavern on Dohles Rock Road, and will be combined with our annual general meeting. If you finish work at the end of this year, or are new to our area, why not come along and join our VIEW Club? You will have fun and make new friends while raising funds to educate a needy Australian child. Details call Elizabeth 38864937 or Sandra 34252738. New members and visitors are always welcome.


OUR AGM luncheon meeting will be held Wednesday, February 1 at Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Parade, Keperra, 10.30am for 11am. Lucky door and raffle help The Smith Family's Learning for Life program and support disadvantaged Australian children. Bring a friend along to enjoy the harmony of a male quartet for our Valentine's Day theme. New members and visitors always welcome to join our fun and friendship, monthly meetings and social activities. Two-course lunch incl tea/coffee $25. Booking: Heather 33003733 by 4pm Friday, January 27.


WE HOLD a dinner meeting at the McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Cres, Middle Park on the second Monday of the month from February to December. As well as monthly dinner meetings Centenary Evening VIEW ladies enjoy coffee mornings, visits to the theatre, various social gatherings and fundraising activities. Details email or call Di 32029759 before noon Friday before the meeting.


THE CLUB has raised sufficient funds to support 30 disadvantaged children with education expenses. Cora Zanetti and her team of helpers make jams and chutneys every month to raise funds. The club members buy their home supplies and gifts regularly from Cora, which has helped enormously towards fund raising over many years. The club will hold the first meeting for 2017 on January 25 at Kedron Wavell Community Centre. It will be the AGM. We will have Tricia's Trivia, and we will celebrate Australia Day. We have a lot of fun and make new friends whilst supporting a very worthy cause. New members and guests always welcome. Details call Ros on 32638686 or Helen 32636240.



OUR CLUB meets in the Bowls Club at Hall Avenue in Corinda on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 9.45am. We have our monthly meeting with a friendly chat over morning tea and followed by a guest speaker covering a wide and interesting range of topics. Members also get together for regular outings, a garden group, a walking group, theatre visits, a book swap and other activities. We always welcome retired men and women from Chelmer to Oxley and all surrounding suburbs who wish to join in the fun, friendship and fellowship of Probus and meet for club meetings and outings with other active, like-minded retirees. Details call Coral on 33797540.


WE ARE seeking new members. We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 9am for a 9.30am start at the Caboolture Combined Services Hall, Hayes Street, Caboolture. Our meetings normally consist of a 45-60-minute period where the official business of the club is presented to the members, a 30-40- minute morning tea break, which is followed by a presentation by a guest speaker. We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month for social outings that consists of visiting places of interest and lunch. Past outings include a Noosa River tour, Boggo Rd Gaol, State Parliament House, picnics, hotel and club lunches. 2017 looks to be just as interesting and diverse. Details call Peter at 54339395 or email


NEXT meeting will be January 15 and be held on 3rd Sunday of each month at RSL Gaythorne commencing 10.15am, with the exception of Easter Sunday April 16. Visitors and new members are welcome. After each meeting you have the opportunity to have lunch in the bistro downstairs. The Association exists for the benefit of Australian nashos called up for either of the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973, or wives/widows thereof. Conscripts who served countries other than Australia are invited to join as associate members. To discover the benefits of membership, to apply for the two medals to which Australian nashos are entitled or to find a branch nearer to you, call 3324 1277 or scroll website www.nashoqld. For details about Brisbane North West branch call Dave on 33663191 or email


THE FIRST 2017 meeting is on Thursday, February 2 at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, corner of Wardell and Trundle Streets, Enoggera. Visitors and new members are welcome.

The guest speaker will be Harry McKinnon, Senior Officer, Stafford - Wavell Heights Section of Home Assist Secure, and his topic will cover security for you and your home.

Home Assist Secure is a State Government program. ACRO Home Maintenance (incorporating Stafford Home Assist) provides quality home maintenance and modifications for eligible clients aged 60+, people with a disability of any age and those with carers who wish to remain living independently at home. Club enquiries call 33561256.


YOU CAN meet others and enjoy their company in social activities and bowls. Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, invites you to be connected through bowls. Free coaching is available and the club assists in your transition to play in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with others.

Come N' Try with family and friends and have fun learning a social game for all ages. To arrange times contact the club on 33592142 or email


ON WEDNESDAY, December 7, 101 members and guests of the Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club celebrated their annual Christmas party at the Blue Fin Club, Inala. Our club provided a generous three-course meal with tea/coffee and a drink for everyone. There were Christmas gifts for all as well as 44 wonderful raffles. Our members meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month (January, February, March and April only) at the Lions Richlands Club, Pine Road, Richlands at 10.30am. New members are most welcome. For more information on the club and its activities, call Les (activities officer) on 32799449 or mob 0466377618 or email Date claimer for the next meeting is Thursday, January 19.


A SUB unit of the Australian Army History Unit, is based at Victoria Barracks on Petrie Terrace, Brisbane. An exhibition to acknowledge all who served during the ten years of the Vietnam conflict will be opened in February 2017. More than 50,000 Australian Defence Force men and women served in Vietnam. South-east Queensland was the base for much of the jungle training and the Brisbane Barracks was an important administrative HQ. The historic Victoria Barracks precinct dates back to 1864 and is characteristic of a 19th century British Empire military barracks.

Today, Devonshire Tea, served in the original Officers' Mess is a highlight of guided tours. All bookings must be by prior arrangement for Wednesday morning tours. Other days by arrangement. Cost is $10 a head. Call 32334531 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only or 0412868224 or email or bsmithys@


EVERYBODY is welcome to join Friendship Force Brisbane at a fashion parade where affordable, easy care clothing will be presented by Portofino Australia Pty Ltd.

Enjoy a light lunch with members of Friendship Force, make new friends and you can have even more fun by trying your hand at modelling. Join us on February 25 at 11.30am for 12pm lunch at the conference room, Building 3, Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane City. (Roma Street Parklands) - use your car or public transport. Cost is $10 per ticket and bookings are essential by no later than January 15. Call Erika 0413335315 or Marlene 38629666 ffpresident.brisbane@


WOULD you like make a short movie of your video and photos you have taken with your camera adding background music, your own voice announcements? To use as gifts, Christmas, birthday and so on. I use Linux and Windows. Do you need to know how to "get" your photos off your phone? JDs 50 Plus Cinematographers holds 2 meetings a month, the 1st and 4th Tuesdays, 9.30am to 12.30pm at the 50 Plus Centre in the Brisbane City Hall. Cost is $2 per day. Call Mr John D'Alton weekdays but *not* between noon and 2pm on 33713707.


WE ARE offering a beginners course in family history research. The 6 week course is designed to involve participants in the process of sound genealogical research and to teach the most up-to-date methods of family history searching using a variety of resources. All participants will have the opportunity to use all the resources at the QFHS Library and Resource Centre. This means that any non-members who enrol in the course will have complimentary use of the library for the duration of the course. In addition, everyone who enrols in the course will receive a copy of Shauna Hicks's recent book Where do I start?: a brief guide to researching your family in Australia and New Zealand. The course will be based around this publication and it will provide a handy reference guide. This course offers beginners a chance to find out what is available in the field of family history research, as it is not a case of just typing in your name and letting the computer or subscription website do the rest. The course will be held at the QFHS Library and Resource Centre, 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne, beginning at 7.30 pm on Monday, February 13. The cost, including the booklet, is $50 members and $70 non-members. Details and you can also book and pay online at under the Events tab. Details email


WHEN WE return to work on January 12 we will always be looking for new members, we love em! Are you interested in the local history of your district? Would you like to be involved in the unravelling of local history that in European terms extends back into the 1840s? Yes? Give us a call on 33663191 or visit us on a Thursday morning from January 12 onwards. Details email


YES LOTS of laughs and bubbly on our recent Mystery Xmas trip to Tambourine by the North Brisbane Association of Independent Retirees. We meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Community Hall at Wavell Heights in Edinburgh Castle Road up from the bowls club on the RHS going east. Our aim is to help each other through these trying financial times with regular meetings starting at around 9am and finishing at noon, stopping for morning tea and goodies in a general social spirit. We also have a Financial Group that meets on the 2nd Friday at Chermside (for members only). Visitors are welcome at our social meetings with hope of joining later. Details email or call Carl Nielsen at 33811820 daytime hours please or 33514126 ask for Paul. Membership fees are small and we have regular social bus trips.


IS CALLING for nominations for the club's Australia Day Award. We are seeking someone who lives and volunteers in the local Bayside area, who is community minded, helpful to others, excels above normal duties and never expects recognition for their efforts! Include a brief history and details of community activities of the nominee. Nominations deadline January 20, 2017. Send to The Scope Club of Wynnum, PO Box 184, Wynnum Central QLD 4178. Details call Pam Clements on 33486025.

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