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COOLANGATTA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE FOR 50 & OVER SENIORS
WE WELCOME all Gold Coast and Tweed area residents and visitors. The Centre has a large range of activities including, bingo, dancing (inc. lessons), 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 & rree Wii. Our next Free monthly concert will be on Monday, March 27 at 1pm QLD time and will feature International Artist, Accordionist, Pianist and Vocalist "MILTON Q". For enquiries, events brochure and concert bookings please phone 0755364050 or visit the centre at 2 Gerrard Street, Coolangatta.
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. 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 on May 18 and 19. Details call 0755347333 or 0405445164 or register on www.u3aqldconference.org/registration.php
OUR April First Friday topic is 'recycling'. We all want to do our bit for the environment so find out how you can make a difference. A Council person will explain the new 3 Bin System that starts in July and tell us how to sort our waste to cut down on landfill. I am sure you will all have lots of questions so this is the place to get answers. Be at the Uniting Church Hall, 24 Kingscliff St, Kingscliff on Friday, April 7 at 2pm. We welcome a $2 donation for a delicious afternoon tea. Enquiries with Lorraine on 0457936202 or Val 0266763406 or www.tweedcoast.u3anet.org.au
IS OFFERING a new series of classes. Cultures in Context, a five week course being offered once a month over 5 months, by former Professor of Cultural Geography Dr John Tyman who has had first-hand experience of daily life in a range of different cultures. The next four topics are the "Sawos, people of New Guinea", "African habitats, forest, grassland and slum", "Nepal, Environments and Traditions"and "Egypt and the Sahara" The next class is March 22, followed by April 26, May 24 and June 21. Details call 0755347333.
We are also offering a variety physical activities and inner health classes including Stretch and Dance and Tai Chi. Stretch and Dance is exercising to music -a wonderful introduction to health, fitness and stamina, to tone up the body and make you feel good, held on Fridays at 9am. Tai Chi is a structured form of movement designed for exercise and meditation. Tai Chi, held on Wednesdays- Tai Chi for Arthritis at 9am and Tai Chi at 9.45am all welcome to come along. Classes held at 4 Boyd Street, Tugun. 0755347333.
LIKE to sing in the car or shower? Do you live in 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. Interested? Come and see us Wednesdays at Twin Towns Uniting Church Hall at 6pm QLD, visit www.voiceweavers.com.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mikako 0419790855.
A.O.O.B'S TWIN TOWNS BRANCH
OUR monthly meetings have commenced again. All meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month commencing at 2pm (NSW time) in the Secret Garden Room at South Tweed Sports Club, Tweed Heads South. We are a not for profit organisation raising money for local Children's Charities,,Palliative Care and many more. New Members are welcome to attend. Details call Twenette on 0755232939.
BALLINA VISITOR INFO CENTRE
ARE you looking to make new friends, be involved in your local community, enhance your knowledge and learn new skills? We are seeking volunteers for the visitor services desk located within the arrivals terminal at the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. If you possess a solid knowledge about our local area, call Ballina Visitor Information Centre on 1800777666 or come in to the Centre to collect an information package and application form.
NEW to the Tweed area? Retired or Semi retired? Want to make new friends? Our Club meets the 4th Monday of each month at South Tweed Sports Club at 10.15am. We are a mixed club, have interesting speakers and an outing each month. You would be made most welcome. Call Bae on 0755909738 or Norma on 0755905919.
VIEW Clubs are a valued part of The Smith Family and proudly support their Learning for Life Programmes, which help children in need to participate more fully in their education.
Twin Towns Evening
MEETS the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm in the Blue Room of the Tweed Heads Bowls Club. A delightful meal as well as Guest speakers make a fun night. Visitors are most welcome as are new members. Ladies of all ages can be assured of a great feeling of extending to disadvantaged Australian children a hand up not a hand out by supporting the Learning for Life program. This year sees a new President and hard working Committee continuing to not only support these children, but also making lasting friendships and enjoying many activities. For Guests and apologies call Trudy Sloan on 0755241770 by 1pm on the Monday prior. More info on Facebook. (Twin Towns Evening View.)
OUR Club is looking forward to another enjoyable year of fun and friendship with a programme of interesting speakers and functions already in place. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 20 at South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads. The Guest speaker will be from SeaWorld Research and Rescue. Meetings commence at 11am for 11.30am on the 3rd Thursday of the month.Visitors are most welcome. For information call Secretary, Janice on 55245707.
THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN THE GALLERY
NORTHERN Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG), Ballina presents two new exhibitions in March and welcomes community and visitors to join us in the Gallery. 'Our Ballina Table' features photography drawn from and inspired by a cookbook produced by the parents of Emmanuel Anglican College, Ballina. This exhibition showcases photography by Gavin Hughes and Wanda Chin and some of the best stories from the book. If These Halls Could Talk is a multi-arts project developed by Arts Northern Rivers who commissioned renowned artists to transform seven halls across the Northern Rivers into site-specific works in response to the unique narrative of the hall and its community. Both exhibitions are on until Sunday, March 26. The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street, Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and weekends from 9.30am until 2.30pm. Details call the Gallery on 66816167 or go to www.nrcgballina.com.au