FUN IN THE SUN: Meet new people and embrace the local lifestyle at Seniors Week.
FUN IN THE SUN: Meet new people and embrace the local lifestyle at Seniors Week. Contributed

Gold Coast Seniors Week calendar of events 2016

Thursday 11 August

Seniors day expo

10am - 1pm

Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre - Information and presentations of services. Free. (Southern - Bookings Required) Jim Harris Park, Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes.P 0755937006 or E bdm@varsitylakes.org.au

Saturday 13 August

Exploring our Botanic Gardens

10am - 2pm

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens - Guided tours to suit interests and mobility. Free. (Central, Bookings Required) 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa. P 0418278281 or E communications@gcrbg.org.au

Discovery in the Gardens

10am-2pm

Get your hands dirty with a free day of hands-on garden and science fun for children and adults at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa. P 0418278281. Free

15 - 19 August

Seniors - impressions of the Gold Coast

9am - 3pm

U3A North Gold Coast - Art display and various workshops. Free. Central Labrador Community Centre, 57 Billington Street, Labrador. P 0418603592 E secretary@u3anorthgc.com

15 - 18 August

Local art show

9am - 4pm

Village Community Services - Local artists display their works. Free. Upper Coomera Community Centre, Reserve Road, Upper Coomera. P 0755298253 E cdo@studiovillage.com.au

Saturday 13 August

Spinners and weavers open day

10am - 1pm

Gold Coast and Hinterland Spinners and Weavers Group. Spinning, weaving, felting, crochet and knitting. Free. Southern. 238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba. P 0400260875. E goldspinner@outlook.com

Chair yoga for seniors

10am - 11.30am

Suitable for seniors and anyone with limited mobility. Bring a hat, comfortable clothes and a fold-up chair. $2. Central. Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa (next to the café) P 0423133671. E kclareregan@gmail.com

Radio sailing regatta

12.30pm - 4pm

Paradise Radio Yacht Club - Close competitive yacht racing involving three separate fleets of radio controlled yachts. Free. Central, bookings required Lakeside Drive, Emerald Lakes, Carrara. P 0415925505. E secretarypryc@gmail.com 

Sunday 14 August

Dragon boat paddling

7am - 9am

Dragons Abreast Gold Coast - Come and try morning. Free. Southern. Duringan Street, Currumbin (between the tennis court and the Currumbin RSL) P 0414434448. E secretarydagc@gmail.com

'Romance of Rail' exhibition

9am - 3pm

Kirra Hill Heritage Group - Photo, poster and memorabilia exhibition of South Coast trains from 1903 - 1961. Free. Central. Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre,1 Garrick Street, Coolangatta P 0408703855

Monday 15 August

Broadway to Pavarotti

12pm

Celebrating the life of Pavarotti, and featuring three of Queensland's most talented performers, Broadway to Pavarotti is more than a recital of old favourites. The show has a plot linking the songs and revealing the stories behind them. A highlight of the night will be the famous tribute to Pavarotti. Runaway Bay Community Centre. Ticket enquiries phone 0414725097 or 55774571. $15.

Introduction to Social Media

1pm-3pm

Learn how to set up a profile in Facebook, Google and Twitter. Burleigh Waters Library. Bookings essential phone 55811700. Free

Sharing Photos & Attachments

10am-12pm

Learn how to attach photos and files to email and upload photos or albums to Facebook. Broadbeach Branch Library. Bookings essential phone 55811555. Free

Bring a friend - learner new vogue

9am - 12pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Cemtral. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755266126

International café

9am - 2pm

CURA - Cultural food tasting, entertainment and workshops to celebrate diversity, community and ageing. Free. Central, bookings required. Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. P 0755278011 E corinneb@curacares.com

Croquet - dispelling the myths

9.30am - 3.30pm

Southport Croquet Club - Fun day to introduce different croquet games. Free. Central, bookings required. Southport Croquet Club, 1 Queen Street, Southport. P 0755314720. E southport@croquetqld.org

I Love Me

10.30am - 11.30am

Active and Healthy - Reduce arthritic pain and lose weight. $6. Southern, bookings required. Runaway Bay Community Centre, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay. P 0413110870

Seniors Week Bridge

11.15am - 3.15pm

Helensvale Bridge Club - Beginners, visitors and those with more advanced skill levels welcome. $6. Northern, bookings required. 31 Discovery Drive, Helensvale. P 0755930695 or 0406562603. E robert.burne@bigpond.com

New vogue dance

12pm - 3.30pm

Palm Beach Share N Care Centre - Lucky door prizes, raffles and afternoon tea. Free. Southern. Palm Beach Share N Care Centre, 31 10th Avenue, Palm Beach. P 0755356444 E coo@palmbeachshareandcare.com.au

Bring a friend - advanced beginner line dancing

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755372214

Croquet

1pm - 4pm

Burleigh Heads Palm Beach Croquet Club - Come and try croquet, keep fit, have fun and socialise. Free. 1 Abelia Street, Palm Beach (off Mallawa Drive) P 0402407589 or 0410489684. E bhpb@croquetqld.org  

Tuesday 16 August

Mature age men's fitness

7am - 8am

Active and Healthy - For all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. $3. Central, bookings required. Robina Community Centre, cnr San Antonia Court and Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. P 0413708903

M.A.D. (Mature and Determined) grandparents day

9am - 11am

PCYC Ashmore - Fitness class suitable for seniors and their grandchildren, with morning tea. Free. Central. PCYC Ashmore, 44 Dominions Road, Ashmore. P 0755395774. E chelsey.maclean@pcyc.org.au

Bring a friend - new vogue dancing

9am - 12pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755293771.

Coffee and chat expo

9.30am - 11.30am

Ormeau Seniors - Stalls and displays from local business specific to seniors. Free. Northern. Ormeau Centre, cnr Cuthbert Drive and Pascoe Road, Ormeau. P 0400736047. E jhzzzjh@yahoo.com.au

Morning melodies and mini seniors expo

10am - 12pm

Healing Hooves - Entertainment, tea/coffee and light refreshments. Free. Central, bookings required. Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Nerang. P 0466254563. E healinghoovesinc@gmail.com

Hungarian Magyar Senior Citizens Club meet

10am - 1pm

The Hungarian Magyar Senior Citizens Club - Hot lunch will be provided with activities. Free. Central, bookings required. Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, 23 T. E. Peters Drive, Broadbeach. P 0755972989

Morning melodies

10.30am - onwards

Currumbin RSL - Music by Dennis Knight and the Dukes, and Greg and Laura Doolan. Free. Southern. Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan St, Currumbin. P 0755347999 E reception@currumbinrsl.com.au

Bring a friend - exercise/Tai Chi

1pm - 2.30pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association Inc - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755289964

Nifty over fifty

2.15pm - 3.15pm

Active and Healthy - Improve posture, balance and strength through gentle exercise. $5. Northern. Paradise Point Community Centre, Community Lane, Paradise Point. P 0413110870

Bring a friend - Scottish dancing

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755975579    

Wednesday 17 August

Bring a friend - social dancing

9am - 12pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0401976416 or 0755284468

Croquet club gala day

9.30am - 3pm

Southport Croquet Club - Learn to play croquet and meet new friends. Free. Sausage sizzle lunch available - $2. Central, bookings required. 1 Queen Street, Southport. P 0417770937. E southport@croquet.qld.org

Spinners and weavers open day

10am - 1pm

Gold Coast and Hinterland Spinners and Weavers Group - Spinning, weaving, felting, crochet and knitting. Free. Southern. 238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba. P 0400260875. E goldspinner@outlook.com

Hinterland museum seniors day

10am - 2pm

Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum - Learn more of the history and heritage of the Gold Coast. Wheelchairs welcome. Free. Southern, bookings required. 238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba. P 0407694653 or 0755963165. E anne@panitz.com.au

The Hopewell Centre open day

10.30am - 12pm

Hopewell Hospice Services Inc - Information session and tour including tea/coffee and cake. $3. Central. Simply Divine Café, 88 Allied Drive, Arundel. P 0422191146 E jhowe@paradisekids.org.au

Seniors Week Bridge

10.45am - 2.45pm

Helensvale Bridge Club - Come and play in a friendly and nurturing environment. $6. Northern, bookings required. 31 Discovery Drive, Helensvale. P 0755930695 or 0406562603. E robert.burne@bigpond.com

Discover sailing

11am - 12pm

Gold Coast Sailing Club - Fun experience with seniors accompanied by a sailing coach. $20. Southern. Community Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes. P 0400289963. E goldcoastsailingclub@icloud.com

Bring a friend - tap dancing (intermediate and advanced)

12.30pm - 3pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0466946115

Thursday 18 August

Growing stronger

8am - 9am

Active and Healthy - Helps keep you active, strong and mobile. $3. Northern. Helensvale Cultural Centre, cnr Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale. P 0418189389

Inspire, share, connect

9am - 11am

BallyCara - Inspiring healthy ageing and sharing wisdom. Free. Northern. Helensvale Cultural Centre, cnr Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale. P 0418737848. E pjohnson@ballycara.com

Senior social

9.30am - 11.30am

City Libraries - Meet new people and talk about books. Morning tea provided. Theme: Jane Austen. Free. Northern. Upper Coomera Branch Library, cnr Reserve and Abraham Roads, Upper Coomera. P 0755829300

Bring a friend - square dancing

9.30am - 12pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755286794

Seniors morning

10am - 12pm

City of Gold Coast with Southern Gold Coast 60 & Better, and Palm Beach Share N Care - Entertainment, morning tea, information and activities. Free. Southern. Share N Care Centre, 10th Avenue, Palm Beach. P 0755256466. E admin@goldcoast60andbetter.org.au

Open day, U3A

10am - 12.30pm

Twin Towns University of the Third Age - Showcase of classes and activities with morning tea. Free. Southern. 4 Boyd Street, Tugun. P 0405461008 E awatson1803@yahoo.com.au

Bring a friend - intermediate line dancing

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755372214

Bring your own fabulous senior!

4.45pm - 6.45pm

Gold Coast Youth Orchestra - Enjoy watching 110 talented young musicians in rehearsal. Sausage sizzle provided. Free. Central. 7 Community Drive, Ashmore. P 0423148992 E enquiry@gcyo.com.au

Friday 19 August

Morning social

9am - 12pm

Gold Coast Table Tennis Association - Social doubles handicap for seniors. $7. Central. Lot 1 Herbertson Drive, Molendinar. P 0755971633 E info@goldcoasttabletennis.org.au

Coastal tour

9am - 1pm

CoastEd - Griffith Centre for Coastal Management - Guided bus tour to important coastal spots on the Gold Coast. $5. Central, Bookings required. Departs from: Philip Park car park, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach. P 0755528823 E coasted@griffith.edu.au

Musical variety show

9.30am - 11.30am

Volunteering Gold Coast - Fun day of music, magic and dance with morning tea. $5. Central, Bookings required. Nerang Bicentennial Hall, Nerang Southport Road, Nerang. P 0755260688

E diannef@volunteeringgc.org.au

Bring a friend - new vogue workshop

10am - 12pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755284468

Movie and popcorn

3pm - 5pm

CSI Club Southport - Join us for a free movie and popcorn. Free. Central, bookings required. 154 Scarborough Street, Southport. P 0755329944. E carmen@clubsouthport.com.au

Bring a friend - new vogue dancing

7pm - 9.30pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755284468

Saturday 20 August

Bring a friend - intermediate line dancing

9am - 11am

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0755372214

Woodturning Club open day

10am - 2pm

Gold Coast Woodturners - Woodturning demonstration, display and club tour. Free. Southern

238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba

P 0401 858 683

E junglejack50@gmail.com

Bring a friend - beginner line dancing

11.30am - 1pm

Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association - Inviting all members to bring a friend to our classes. Free. Central. 2 Whitby Street, Southport. P 0418323530

Sunday 21 August

Croquet

9am - 12pm

Burleigh Heads Palm Beach Croquet Club - Come and try croquet, keep fit, have fun and socialise. Free. Southern. 1 Abelia Street, Palm Beach (off Mallawa Drive). P 0402407589 or 0410489684. E bhpb@croquetqld.org

Sunday with friends

2.30pm - 4pm

The Gold Coast Philharmonic Society (Orchestra) - Classical music featuring international and upcoming musicians. Afternoon tea provided.Adults $15, children under 15 years $5. Book at goldcoastphilharmonic.com. Central, bookings required. Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina. P 0755396076. E info@goldcoastphilharmonic.com   

 


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