GET READY: U3A Toowoomba members will be available on the open day January 23 and 24.
GET READY: U3A Toowoomba members will be available on the open day January 23 and 24.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Toowoomba


HELLO readers, would you like to promote your club or group and let your community know what's going on with your members for free. Up to 100 words and you can also submit a photo but please ensure the quality is at least 180dpi and of people's faces, and nice and bright. Club Notices deadline for the next issue is February 1. Send your notices and enquiries to Nicky or Chris via email communitynotes @seniorsnewspaper.


THE MISSIONARY Sisters of St Peter Claver are holding their first Cent sale for 2017 on Wednesday February 15 at the All seasons function Hall, corner of North and Tor Streets, Toowoomba. $5 entry gives you free sheet of tickets, lucky door entry and buffet morning tea. Doors open at 8.30 am for 9.30 start. Details call Miriam on 46321818.


OUR FINAL concert for 2016 could not have finished on a better note for the completion of a successful year according to Club President Bluey Shelton. The near capacity crowd of enthusiastic country music supporters in attendance were treated to guitar playing not seen for a long time with the appearance of Lindsay Waddington.

Negotiations are underway for top line entertainers to be a part of Garden City's entertainment in 2017. Securing local award winning duo Ged & Trudy Hintz plus Yodelling Pete Smith for a special concert at the Oakey Cultural Centre on July 23.

Other guest artists will be appearing at their bi-monthly Socials in Hume Street, starting Sunday February 12, with the 2016 Rush Country Music Festival overall winner Lisa Volp the special guest artist. The winner of the President's trophy for Club Person of the year was Lynn Walker. Lynn has been with the Club only a few years but is always willing to help when needed. His country music performances have improved out of sight so the choice in awarding him this prestigious award was unchallenged.

An acoustic guitar, kindly donated by Royce's Music House in Toowoomba, has been raffled over the last few months, the winner was Mrs. Sue Sowden of Jondaryan. Our thanks to Royce's Music House for their support and to all who participated in the raffle. We would like to thank our many valuable supporters for their loyalty in 2016 and look forward to that continuing in 2017.


OUR CLUB is holding the 2017 4AK/4WK Toowoomba Model Trains, Craft and Hobby Expo on the weekend of June 3 and 4.

Participation registrations are being accepted by email at au. This year the club is celebrating its 30th year and 25 years of continuous annual exhibitions.

Details call 46381408.


WARWICK Combined and Rose City Warwick Probus Clubs got together to plan a 5-Club celebration of the 40th Birthday of Probus.

The objective was to gather numbers from the two Warwick Clubs, along with Stanthorpe, Scenic Rim neighbours Beaudesert, and NSW cousins Tenterfield. It was decided the Clubs would provide the entertainment ; guest speakers would be invited; RSL Warwick would be the venue; and the Mayor Southern Downs would provide the welcoming speech. And the celebration came off. Having been welcomed with morning tea, 155 participants were seated.

Mayor Tracy Dobie opened proceedings, one of two honoured guests, along with Judy Brockett, President Probus Association of QLD. Presidents Colin Dobie Rose City Warwick and Dorothy Gartery Combined Warwick shared MC duties, introducing entertainment, including the Warwick Combined Choir; the brilliant Tenterfield Probian Geoff Newman giving the Sir Henry Parkes oration - the call to Federation; and a stunning show stopper from fellow Tenterfield Probian Jan Ross.

At the interval, a birthday cake was there to be cut, and who better than Foundation Members Margaret McKinnon and Helen Ferrier of Rose City Warwick and Warwick Combined respectively. The day wound up with lunch, and people lingered and continued making new acquaintances, new friendships. Despite the excellence of the many acts and presentations, the highlight was always fellowship, shared stories, and discussions between friends old and new.


WE HAVE enjoyed a most interesting 2016 year. We now look forward to the future with great enthusiasm as there are many new classes as well as the majority carrying on into the New Year.

If you are interested in meeting new friends, continue to learn without the hassle of exams then come and look around on the Open Days where you can meet and talk to the majority of tutors and committee members. Open Morning is on January 23 from 9.30am to 11.30am at Philharmonic Complex, 7 Matthews Street, Toowoomba.

The Pittsworth Open Morning is January 24 from 9.30am to 11.30am at the Pioneer Village, Pittsworth. The Toowoomba Office will be open from January 16 to 20 January from 9am to Midday each day to give those loyal members a chance to pay and get the early bird discount. There will be committee members there to explain about U3A in Toowoomba and the different classes if you are new and interested in joining.

A lot of the classes fill up quickly, so it is recommended that you join and contact the tutor as soon as possible in 2017. There are approx. 160 classes held each week, so there is plenty of variety, days and venues to suit all interests.

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