CARING AND SHARING: Breast Cancer Support members helping each other.
CARING AND SHARING: Breast Cancer Support members helping each other. Christine Perkin

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Wide Bay


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PROVIDES safety-related information and referrals to home-owners and tenants over the age of 60, or home-owners and tenants of any age with a disability. Subsidised assistance is available to eligible clients to assist with critical small maintenance issues that will allow them to remain safely and securely in their own home. Details call 41974722 or visit the Home Assist Secure office at 30 Halcro Street, Pialba (behind the Community Centre).


THE HERVEY Bay and Maryborough Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meet on the first Friday of each month on the Deck at the Hervey Bay RSL at 10am for a coffee and a chat. Attendances at our monthly meetings have been really good and we have welcomed several new members. Alison from Orthopaedic Appliances addressed our March meeting and demonstrated many helpful aids for people with disabilities and was very well received and sampled by many. Approximately 30,000 Australians have or are affected by MS which attacks the central nervous system mainly a person's sensory, motor and cognitive functions and varies greatly from person to person. Our group is always welcoming of anyone with MS and newly diagnosed are most welcome to sit in on a meeting to discuss their own situation and ask questions. Contact Bev on 41282692 or email


LEARN ING TOGETER: Hervey Bay and Maryborough MS Group L to R. Alison Schenk from 'OAPL' with members Angelika and Alison at March meeting.
LEARN ING TOGETER: Hervey Bay and Maryborough MS Group L to R. Alison Schenk from 'OAPL' with members Angelika and Alison at March meeting.


WE INVITE you to the Re-creation of the 1919 Victory Ball at 7pm on Saturday April 29 at the Maryborough RSL. Tickets $100 or $950 for a table of 10 - No Free List. Tickets available from the Maryborough RSL. Featuring: The Band of the 1st Regiment Royal Australian Artillery. Meal includes Hors d'oeuvres Two course and there will be a Charity Auction. Details email


MARKET is relocating to the new PCYC in the Multiplex Building in 1 Civic Avenue. The markets will now be held on the second Sunday of each month. Great bargains are available from stalls selling plants, woodwork, clothes, jewellery, cakes, jams preserves, handmade gift cards and much, much more. A Market will be held on Sunday April 9, from 8am to 12pm. The canteen is open from 7.30am and there is a sausage sizzle operating. Come browse the stalls then enjoy a snack. Details call Irene on 0437645941 or email


COME Along to the Old Time Country Hall with Rock N Roll music by Magic Merv on May 20 with 7pm start. Entry $10 Admission there will be a Bar and supper available. Lucky Door and Raffle - Family Pass Maryborough Show There will also be camping available. Come along and meet up with neighbours. You don't need to dance, just tap your feet and clap your hands. Details call 0409 611 404


COME Along to the Tiaro Country Dog Show at the Tiaro Recreation Grounds, Inman Street, Tiaro. 1st and 2nd Place for all Categories including Best Behaved Dog, Best Dressed Dog, Biggest Dog and Smallest Dog. Events include Fashion Show, Race, Bending Race and High Jump. Food and Drink available Details call 0409611404 or 41292227.


THE SENIORS Legal and Support Service will be presenting a free public information seminar on Enduring Powers of Attorney. Information on when to make an EPA, what to put in it and how it works will be covered in a one-hour session commencing 10.00am. The seminar in Maryborough will be held on Monday March 27 at the Maryborough Library. Places are limited. Please phone Diane on 41246863 or email to register. 


A MONSTER Pre-Easter Tombola hosted by Quota International of Maryborough, will be held Saturday April 8, in the Maryborough Pensioner's Hall, Adelaide Street, Maryborough. Doors will open at 12 noon for a 1pm start. Entry is FREE and there will be a FREE afternoon tea. Drinks, chips and sandwiches will be available to purchase. There will be many quality prizes to be won, many with an Easter theme. Proceeds from the day will be donated to Act for Kids, Maryborough, and other local charities. So make up a party of your relatives or friends and have a fun afternoon.


PRESIDENT Joy wishes to advise that the recent competitions for delivering Speeches and Interpretative Reading were a great success, with the participants outstanding, showing all the attributes that they had been mentored in, by the more experienced Toastmasters, and all to be congratulated for a job well done. The winners going on to represent the Club at future contests later in the year. If you wish to assist, or even learn to present a speech, or take on some of the leadership roles you will be most welcome. For the uninitiated, Toastmasters offer the cheapest and best self-development course available, and has assisted millions of people worldwide. Currently delivered in over 150 counties, with over 350,000 current members. By obtaining better communication skills, your chances at succeeding at the interviews for a job are greatly enhanced, as well as your overall social skills. We are also open to accepting retirees who want to keep mentally alert, and are fed up with watching TV. Transport we can help. Details call Pat on 0422 1412 or Marjory on 0428 889 499.


COUNCIL is inviting stallholders to showcase their organisations at the Every Hand Helps Volunteers Expo in May. The Expo is a fantastic opportunity for groups to speak to potential volunteers about how they can become involved and give back to the community. Last year more than 50 organisations and groups attended the Expo including SES, Red Cross, Surf Live Safing Club, Volunteer Marine Rescue and Council's Community Environment Program. The Expo will be held at Maryborough City Hall on Saturday, May 6 from 10am to 2pm. Registration forms are available online at The Expo is a Council initiative which is held during National Volunteers Week.


IT IS the largest event for local job-seekers and this year's Fraser Coast Jobs and Careers Expo is shaping up to be the biggest one yet! More than 3,500 people are expected to descend on the Brolga Theatre in May to consider a range of employment and career opportunities. Council is inviting businesses, agencies, and training and education institutions to register for a site on the day to showcase their organisation. The Expo will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at the Brolga Theatre, Maryborough. Stallholder registration forms are available on Registrations close on Friday, April 28. Details call Adam Hughes, Investment Attraction Officer on 1300794929.


THE Festival showcases produce and producers from the Mary Valley and District with an eclectic mix of fine food stalls. Featuring gourmet cooking demonstrations and all day cheese and wine tastings. Enjoy the Cheese Rolling Competition, Cheester Egg Hunt for little kids and entertainment for the whole family. Rediscover the simple pleasure of a day in the country. Celebrate Easter Saturday in Kenilworth, Heart of the Mary Valley. April 15 at 7am-4pm, Kenilworth Park and Cheese Factory. Free entry.




IT'S A PARTY! We are celebrating their 10th birthday on Thursday, April 6 at the Clubhouse, Tooth Street, Pialba. We invite you all to join us on this special occasion, enjoy the friendship and the entertainment for the day. We extend a special invitation to the past members of the Bundaberg VIEW Club. The cost is $20, which includes lunch, lucky door & raffle prizes. Details and catering purposes, please RSVP to Bonnie on 0409042199 or Heather on 0438784729 by Friday March 31.



The Hervey Bay View Club (Voice, Interest, Education of Woman) meetings and luncheon are always the second Monday of each month at the Club House, Tooth Street, Pialba from 10.30am and usually includes a Guest Speaker. Monthly socials are on the forth Monday at various venues from 9.30am. Our annual Thanksgiving service to commence our View year was well attended and a peaceful start to the year for our club. We recognised the passing of two of our dear members and makes us all aware of the fragility of life. At our first committee meeting for the year we floated some new ideas to improve our monthly meetings and socials and with depleted numbers within our committee we are allocating tasks for the many volunteers who have put their hands up to help. Many hands make light work as the saying goes. Details call Kerry 0409479152 or email


GIVING THANKS: Hervey Bay VIEW Club's members attend the Thanksgiving service at the Hervey Bay Museum Historical Church.
GIVING THANKS: Hervey Bay VIEW Club's members attend the Thanksgiving service at the Hervey Bay Museum Historical Church.




THE CLUB Tries Out Another Restaurant. A group of keen diners have a monthly dinner date at one of the local restaurants. They have formed a mini club called Zoolanders and have sampled many of our wonderful restaurants. New members are welcome to join in the fun. Our usual meetings are held at the Masonic Hall in Watson Street at 9am on the 4th Thursday of each month from April until November this year. Details call 41251671.


ONCE more a new year is seeing the club offer lessons to those out there who'd like to take up a new interest and who love playing cards. 2016 was busy year with eight new players attending lessons and most moving on to become part of the club. Bridge player Ann Morris said many of their players attended competitions in other cities.

"Our members are successful in bringing home wine and or cash," she said.

"Our Congress was fully subscribed and we had a wonderful weekend with players from all over Qld joining us for the weekend."

The club's social activities includes Australia Day celebrations, a whole swag of decade birthdays with cake and drinks, Melbourne Cup parties and a Christmas event.

"This year we have formed a social club with a view to having regular events for players to get to know each other better away from the tables," Ann said.

"So why not think about getting the little grey cells busy and come along for lessons to see if bridge is your thing."

Maryborough Contract Bridge Club offer 10 weeks of lessons for $30 with each learner having to buy a book for $20.

This book mirrors the lessons so if there's some confusion the content of each lesson can be revised at leisure.

Lessons will be from 2-4pm on Thursdays starting March 16.

"Players are coaxed along at their own pace, and ongoing support is offered by the club as a transition to joining in club play once lessons conclude," Ann said.

"Why not come along and see how our 100-year-old Olive Williams still tops the scores regularly?

"There's no doubt being a bridge player can enhance your life by offering mental stimulation and social contact."

For more information contact Ann Morris on 0412490131 or 41234485 to have a chat about joining.

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