Toowoomba Community Notices for August

QCWA 'Not Just Tea and Scones' Day

Celebrating 93 years of providing assistance to women and their families, the Queensland Country Women's Association will hold its birthday celebrations on August 11. As the name suggests, the organisation is more than just "tea and scones". Each branch hosts a number of activities ranging from public speaking, music and drama to dress making and floral art. The association also supports a diverse range of projects including the provision of Birthing Kits for women in need throughout the Pacific region, Student Bursaries to assist with ongoing educational needs, a Public Rural Crisis Fund and the operation of an aged care facility in Oakey. There are numerous branches throughout the Darling downs region. New members always welcome. For more information phone (07)30261220 or visit

Toowoomba Seniors Expo

Make a space in your diary for August 19 as this heralds the sixth Seniors Information Expo. Organised by U3A Toowoomba, with sponsorship from the Toowoomba Regional Council, the event offers insights and information on everything from social clubs, financial advice and government services to fitness, health and travel. Hume Ridge Church of Christ Complex (461 Hume St) is the venue for the event, with wheelchair access and parking readily available. Visitors can enjoy light lunches and morning tea. Wednesday, August 19, 8.30am-2.30pm, free public entry. For further information, phone Irene (46363316) or Rhonda (46136559)

Forrest Hill District Remembrance March

In keeping with the 100-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, the Forest Hill community will be staging a re-enactment of the public memorial march to commemorate Major TJ Logan who was killed at Gallipoli. Taking place in Victoria St (between Church and William Sts), the event will feature a wreath-laying ceremony and involve local schools and community groups. Members of the general public are invited to attend. Saturday, August 29. Victoria St closed to traffic from 10.30am.

Toowoomba Lapidary Club

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Toowoomba Lapidary Club offers members the chance to work with and learn more about precious and semi-precious gemstones. Stone cutting, basic silver smithing, gemstone identification and fossicking field trips are among the activities on offer. The clubrooms at 4 William St are open Tuesday and Thursday nights and new members are always welcome. As part of the 50 years celebration, the club will be having an Open Day on Thursday, October 8, where members of the public can view demonstrations and displays. For more information call 0417611820.

Daffodil Day

Friday, August 28, is the Cancer Council's Daffodil Day aimed at raising funds for cancer research, treatment and prevention. As the council says, every cent helps this ongoing battle:

  • $5 can help us give a newly diagnosed cancer patient important support and information resources to help them through their cancer journey.
  • $10 can help offer free exercise programs to help cancer patients build strength and fitness during and after treatment.
  • $25 can help transport cancer patients to and from hospital for treatment

There are many ways to get involved, from donating directly to the Cancer Council, volunteering for the day or simply purchasing and wearing a Daffodil Day pin. For more information, phone 1300656585 or visit

Gatton and District Committee on the Aging Inc (COTA Seniors)

The Gatton Senior Citizens Centre (13 North St), provides a venue for regular socialising and activities for senior members of the Lockyer Valley community. The centre is also a base for the local branch of National Seniors which is a not-for-profit organisation representing Australians aged 50 and above. If you would like to find out more about the activities and opportunities available at the centre, please phone 0439621798.

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