GIANT ATTRACTIONS: The Hervey Bay VIEW Club's April social was a visit to Bamboo Land and Nursery to enjoy the huge bamboo displays and jungle animals. (From left) Esme Fay, Val Scott and Mary Crickmore.
GIANT ATTRACTIONS: The Hervey Bay VIEW Club's April social was a visit to Bamboo Land and Nursery to enjoy the huge bamboo displays and jungle animals. (From left) Esme Fay, Val Scott and Mary Crickmore.

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A LAWYER from Caxton Legal Centre's Park and Village Information Link will be presenting a free talk at the Bundaberg Coronation Hall on Thursday, May 17 from 1-2.30pm. The session will focus on legal issues with retirement villages, manufactured home (over 50's resorts) and other accommodation options.

Attendees will learn about documents and contracts, fees and charges, maintenance responsibilities and questions to ask before signing on the dotted line. Legal advice appointments are also available. Bookings are essential, phone Caxton on (07) 3214 6333.


WE WILL next meet on Thursday, May 24 at 9.15am for a 9.30am start at the new venue - upstairs at the Boat Club. There is a lift for those who prefer and friendly greeters to make you feel welcome. Come along and meet new friends; the venue is superb, the view unsurpassed and the company is all you could wish for. A representative from Retire Invest will be the speaker and will have some helpful advice on estate planning.

You may like to join us for lunch after the meeting so be sure to put your name on the list at the desk in the front. Inquiries with Judith on 0458 008 087 .


THE Bundaberg PCYC will hold a market on Sunday, June 10 at the Multiplex at 1 Civic Ave (off Walker St). With the canteen open from 7.30am and the market running from 8am there is no better place to be if you enjoy good food and lots of great bargains.

There are new stalls each month and always a great variety of goods on offer. Beautiful orchids, plants, jewellery, gift cards, toys, books, clothes, cakes as well as other items. For more information or to book a site phone 0437 645 941 or email: au.


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 10 am for a coffee and a chat. May is a very significant month for MS because May 30 is World MS Day and we celebrated this event at our May meeting, recognising that 25,000 Australians suffer from the effects of MS which vary greatly between all MS sufferers.

MS Queensland also celebrates 60 years this year since its inception in 1958. We are always welcoming of anyone with MS and newly diagnosed are welcome to sit in on a meeting and ask questions. Contact Bev on (07) 4128 2692 or email: bev_cornwell@hotmail. com.


GENERAL meetings for 2018 have been well attended with excellent guest speakers. We look forward to those booked for the future, plus our interested Gardeners visits and bus trips. Future club meetings to be held at the Hervey Bay Community Centre, Charles Street Pialba at 9am for a 9.30am start: Thursday, June 14, July 12, September 13, October 11, Nov 8. Please bring along any healthy potted plants or excess vegies or fruit to donate to our plant stall.

There will be our usual lucky door prize, multi draw raffle, library and $2 morning tea supplied by the Comfort Kitchen. (Please bring your own cup or mug for the morning tea). For more information, phone Secretary: Julie Nash on (07) 4125 2918.


(Voice, Interests and Education of Women)

OUR meetings and luncheon are always the second Monday of each month at the Club House, Tooth St, Pialba from 10.30am and usually includes a Guest Speaker. Monthly socials are on the fourth Monday at various venues from 9.30am.

In May we celebrate the Hervey Bay View Club's 23rd birthday and we have a special luncheon and entertainment plus the customary cutting of the cake at this meeting. Our April guest speaker was Russell Lewis who spoke on international volunteering. Bamboo Land and Nursery was our venue of choice for our April social. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our fun and friendly club. Phone Mary on (07) 4128 3908 or email: herveybay.viewclub95@


ARE your bookshelves groaning under the weight of all those books? Are you moving or downsizing? Well Maryborough Quota can help. Again this year Quota is asking the public of the Fraser Coast and district to donate any clean books, which they no longer require for the 15th Annual Quota Bookfest, to be held in the Maryborough City Hall on September 19, 20 and 21. Quota will once more donate part of the proceeds to cancer research, and the balance to needy causes in the local area, with particular emphasis on disadvantaged children. Fiction, Non Fiction, books on War, old car manuals, Australiana, and male related hobbies, are keenly sought.

In fact we would welcome any type of book, with the exception of condensed Readers Digest novels and Encyclopaedia Sets. Magazines are also welcome, provided that they are recent copies.

In Maryborough the books can be dropped off at Maryborough Undercar, 120 Richmond St and in Hervey Bay books can be left at 175 Cypress St, Urangan, phone Dell on (07) 4125 5994 for more. Bookfest inquiries can be made with Lyn on 0408 841 248.


THE annual open day of the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens brings the community together for a day of botanic fun in the Gardens on Sunday, May 27 from 9am-2pm. With more than 75 Botanic Gardens, Arboretums and Gardens taking part Australia-wide last year, we're expecting the 2018 event to be bigger and better.

Entry is free this year and includes entry into the Orchid House and lots of fun lucky door prizes. Local community gardening, flora and fauna groups will be attending with fascinating displays and stalls filled with information about pest plants and animals, the mosquito eating micro bats, wildlife preservation, community gardening and orchids.

Tours and demonstrations start at 10am and include children's activities, bush tucker and orchid potting talks and tours of the Botanic Gardens, CEP nursery and Orchid Nurseries. These intimate, behind- the -scene guided walks and talks with one of our horticulturists will take you on a fun and surprising journey through the gardens and nurseries.

You will hear traditional legends and history surrounding the gardens and learn about the magnificent botanic specimens and creatures that grow and live in this beautiful park. The guided tour of the Community Environment Program nursery will give you a chance to see how our local plants are grown from seeds and cuttings and used to re-vegetate our local natural areas.

Local community gardening groups will have stalls with orchids, native, vegetable, herb bromeliad and foliage plants for sale. Morning tea, sausage sizzle and refreshments will be available for sale with all the profits going to one of the attending community stalls. Follow Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens on Facebook or phone (07) 4125 9700.

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