COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Gold Coast
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SPINAL LIFE AUSTRALIA'S GOLD COAST POST POLIO NETWORK
MEETS at 10.30am on the 2nd Monday of the month at Treetops Tavern, 7 Executive Drive, Burleigh Waters. Phone the facilitator, Lyn on 0448206856 or Joan on 0413178073 for details and venue location details.
GOLD COAST EMBROIDERERS INC
OUR friendly, not for profit group, promotes the art of embroidery and other associated crafts using needle and thread. We meet weekly on Wednesday from 12.30pm-3.30pm at the Community Centre, 2439 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach. Phone Elaine on 55721051.
FCFS SUPPORT GROUP
FIBROMYALGIA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group meets on the 1st Friday of every month at 10.30am (NSW time) at the HACC Community Centre, Corner Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome. Phone Bronwyn on 55939319.
END OF LIFE CHOICES
VOLUNTARY euthanasia options are discussed at meetings held quarterly on the Gold Coast. For more information phone Elaine on 0755808215.
GRIEF AND LOSS PROGRAM
RUN by Bluecare and is a free service to the Gold Coast Community. It's an 8 week program that is now available in Coomera, Arundel and Elanora. The program provides information, emotional and social support to help develop skills with the grieving process. The groups are small and are provided in a secure confidential environment. All enquires welcome, phone 55522222.
IS AN Organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner. We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. For information phone Betty on 55807034.
COOLANGATTA SENIOR CITIZENS
FOR 50 and over Seniors we welcome all Gold Coast and Tweed area residents and visitors. The Centre has a large range of activities including, bingo, dancing, free computer lessons, card games, choir group, indoor bowls, craft, light exercises, line dancing, mah jong, qigong, rock & roll, snooker & eight ball, social table tennis, tai chi, yoga, guitar & ukulele lessons, bus trips, free monthly concerts, hairdresser & free Wii. Our next free monthly concert will be Monday, March 27 at 1pm QLD time and will feature International Artist, Accordionist, Pianist and Vocalist Milton Q. Details, events brochure and concert bookings phone 55364050 or visit the centre at 2 Gerrard Street, Coolangatta.
CALDERA COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB
IT'S OUR 4th Birthday this month and we will be celebrating. The club has brought 4 years of entertainment to a vast range of audiences and given entertainers both professional and novices a chance to perform on stage with a brilliant backing band "Sandfire". South Tweed Sports Club comes alive with country music and dancers on the 2nd Sunday of each month which makes this month, April 9. Just bring along three chorded charts for "Sandfire" backing band if you'd like to have a sing. Phone Gail on 0419282471.
U3A Members and guests are welcome to come along to the U3A QLD Network Conference at Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Brett Street, Tweed Heads and hosted by U3A Twin Towns on May 18 and 19. The Conference Keynote Speaker will be Mr Mark Peters, Chief Executive Officer of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The motto for the conference is Live, Laugh, Learn, without boundaries and will include a host of fascinating speakers at the two day conference. For more information phone 55347333 or 0405445164 or register at u3aqldconference.org /registration.php
GOLD COAST AND HINTERLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
LOOKING for something to do on a Sunday now that the hot summer weather has eased? Why not take the opportunity to visit your local Museum, situated at 8 Elliott Street, Surfers Paradise, open every Sunday from 10am-3pm and its beautiful grounds and many buildings contain items depicting the early history of the Gold Coast from the cable station equipment, a wonderful collection of photographs, farm equipment, Aboriginal artefacts and memorabilia from yesteryear to name a few. Volunteers are on hand to answer questions or have a chat over a cup of tea. Entry is by donation. The Museum is also open by arrangement for schools and community groups. For more information phone Colleen on 55291962 or find us on Facebook.
THE FLORAL Art Society of Queensland would like to congratulate members Margaret Ferris and Daphne Muhling on their recent awards received at the Queensland Council of Garden Clubs awards presentation. Margaret won the award for "Most Contribution to the Community", and Daphne received a Certified of Recognition for the "Most Contribution to the Club". Congratulations to these two very deserving winners. The next meeting of the Floral Art Society of Queensland will be Monday, March 27 at 9.30am at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha. Meetings include a Floral Design demonstration or workshop as well as bench work displays of Floral Art designs exhibited by members. and new members are welcome. Cost is $7 and includes tea or coffee before the meeting and a lucky door ticket. Phone Heather Prior on 0412735483 or go to www.floralartsociety qld.org.au/ .
VIEW Clubs supports The Smith Family's 'Learning for Life' Program.'
BURLEIGH PALM BEACH
OUR members elected their 2017 committee in February and they are ready to start work on another year of fund raising for the Smith Family Learning for Life program and the planning of interesting social events for members. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 21 at 10am at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh. New members are always welcome. For information phone Ros on 55205821.
THE LADIES from the Club meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 9.30am for 10am with morning tea at the Robina Bowls Club, Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina. We have interesting guest speakers each month and a social/friendship day with pleasant outings. New members and visitors are always welcome. Phone Jennifer on 0408005458.
MEETINGS and lunch are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club, meeting at 11.30am for lunch at 12pm. Always with an interesting guest Speaker. New members and visitors are most welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and really enjoyable outings, phone Felicity on 56790226.
FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH INTRO CLASS
ON FRIDAY, March 24 there will be an Introduction to Family History Research class held by the Gold Coast Family History Society from 9am-11am. The class will be held in Room 3 in the Nerang Bicentennial Centre, Nerang-Southport Road, Nerang. Have ever wondered how your family come to be living in Australia? Come along and see how enjoyable family research can be. Booking essential, phone Pam on 55940610.
WE MEET every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach at 9.30 am. Visitors and prospective members are most welcome. Come along and join us or phone Patricia on 55755284 or Christa on 55755045 for info.
GENERAL Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Losalini Kale spoke to our club members in February about Volunteering for the 2018 Commonwealth Games; and the monthly outing was a cruise on the Nerang River and Broadwater. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at Club Meetings, 10am on the 3rd Monday of each month at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Ave. Burleigh Waters. Nominally a men's club, but wives are very welcome to share the club's fellowship, friendship and fun at all club meetings and outings. Phone Brian 55206332 or Colin 0427272829.
FRIDAY, February 24 was a special occasion in the form of celebrating the Helensvale Probus Club's 24th Birthday. The luncheon was well supported and a huge success, with members showing their culinary skills in abundance, Foundation member Florence Drury read the Probus Prayer, plus along with President Brian Rankin later cutting the birthday cake. The March meeting will be the Election of the Incoming Committee for the forthcoming year/s. The February Newsletter, had many interesting activities and outings on the agenda for the coming weeks and months, plus our continuing interests, eg. mahjong, walking group, the theatre which is always popular and our sewer and knitter's group. Helensvale Probus Club meet on the 2nd Friday of the Month at 10am, Senior Citizens Hall Discovery Drive, Helensvale. Visitors most welcome. Phone 0408949617.
WE ENJOYED morning tea at Bisou bakery on the Isle of Capri recently. We are a lively mixed group who partake in interesting activities. For information phone Doreen on 55266126.
TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
WE ARE looking for volunteers to fill executive positions. Are you retired and looking to help the community is a fulfilling way? This could be just what you're looking for. If you are interested in any position at all, phone 0421930069 for more information. We are looking for both male and female volunteers and have a job for everyone. This is a great way to help the Tweed Hospital.
LIKE to sing in the car or shower and live on the Tweed or Gold Coast areas? We would love to meet you. We are a mixed voice a Capella Choir of men and women of all ages and backgrounds and we need your voice! Don't worry if you can't read music we provide learning tracks. Come and see us 6pm QLD time on Wednesdays at Twin Towns Uniting Church Hall.
TWIN TOWNS NSAA
GOLD Coast South - Twin Towns Branch of the National Servicemen's Association of Australia. Serving from Tallebudgera to The Tweed we will hold our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 26 at 10am QLD Time and 11am NSW Time in the RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room of the Twin Towns Services Club If you served in any Forces of the Commonwealth between 1951 -1972 then why not join us and re kindle the camaraderie you experienced during your Service. We also have a full Social Program and New Members are always welcome. Phone Tom Hughes, Public officer on 0755130665.
TWIN TOWNS & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
WILL meet Monday, March 13 at the South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. Our guest speaker will be a group from Friends of the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens. Doors open 8.30am with meeting to start at 10am.
Entry fee $3 which includes morning tea. Meeting includes benching, lucky door prize, raffles and plant sales.
GOLD COAST SENIORS HEALTH & LIFESTYLE EXPO PALM BEACH
FREE education and information for seniors. See all the health and lifestyle information Thursday, March 23 at Palm Beach Share N Care Centre, Tenth Ave, Palm Beach. Such as retirement living options, in home care, seniors travel, seniors insurance, financial planners, investment advice, free hearing and eyesight checks. Information from CentreLink, and the City of Gold Coast, and much more. All in the one location on the same day, and its free entry. All exhibitors with products and services relevant to seniors are invited to participate in our other 2017 Expos. Palm Beach Care N Share Centre Thursday March 23, Runaway Bay Community Centre Thursday May 18, Twin Towns Twin Towns Thursday July 27, Broadbeach Albert Waterways Centre Thursday September 21, Southport Community Centre Thursday November 23.
There will be plenty on offer for baby boomers and seniors with over 70 exhibitors including residential aged care providers, travel agents, specialising in travel for seniors, vision aids, funeral services, and, in home care providers, and much more. All in the one place on the same day.
Because we are a non-for profit organisation we are able to keep a minimal fee for exhibition space. Entry is free and the expos run from 9am-1pm.