Group guide: Brisbane
STAFFORD SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB
QUEEN of Apostles Christmas in July Bus Trip. We are having a bus trip on July 10 to Canungra for a Christmas in July lunch. Its 1800s timber industry heritage is evident among the historic buildings in the town, including the Canungra Hotel. We will enjoy a festive hot lunch with all the trimmings. Cost is $55 which includes morning tea, tour and lunch. The bus will leave at 8am from the carpark of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Appleby Rd, Stafford. All members and visitors welcome.
For bookings and inquiries, phone Julia on 07 3355 6560 or 0467 680 551 or Carolyn on 07 3356 8223.
WILD WOMEN WORKSHOPS
CREATIVE, empowering and fun - nurturing the wild woman within. All ages welcomed. Every Wednesday at Room 1.02, 105, Florence St, Wynnum Manly Community Centre from 1-2.30pm. Cost $20 ($10 unwaged).
Phone Dr Kate Costigan, social worker on 0400 000 968.
FINDING YOUR FAMILY
QUEENSLAND Family History Society invites you to come and join us on Monday, July 15, then weekly for six weeks for a beginners' course in research. Start time is 10.30am-noon. To register, go to qfhs.org .au/events/ beginners- course-july-2019/. The course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching their family history but is unsure of the process. Content will include home sources, organisation, BDM certificates, archives, libraries, newspapers, overseas research, and much more. Registrations will be limited to 15 people. Cost: $55 members and $80 non-members. The cost includes the book, Where Do I start?, a brief guide to researching your family in Australia and New Zealand by Shauna Hicks (rrp $25). For non-members, complimentary use of the QFHS Library and Resource Centre for the term of the course.
DESIGNED for over 50s, our 6 v 6 walking football format is a slower version of the world game (soccer). It is a low impact, fast recovery team game which is ideal for people wanting to be active, more social and fitter without the pain that goes with fast-paced sports. Play walking football, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of fair play and great camaraderie with friends. Low impact football, healthy outlook on life, great mateship, fun, fitness, friendship, active lifestyle. Brisbane City Indoor Sports Centre - Newmarket Wednesdays 12.30-2.30pm and Sundays noon-2pm; Brisbane City Indoor Sports Centre - Coorparoo - Saturdays 2-4pm. We cater mainly for Over 50 plus age groups but welcome individuals who may not have the fitness levels or a slight disability to play in other competitions. We will always try and cater to all individual needs, within reason.
For more information, phone Alan on 0432 967 829.
WYNNUM REGION ORGANISED COMPUTING CLUB FOR SENIORS INC.
WE WILL be holding our meeting on Tuesday, June 11 upstairs at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club at 10.30am. The club is for anyone who would like to know more about their computers, laptops, tablets and phones and is run by volunteers. You can join the club, on the day, for an annual membership fee of $10. We offer classes that can be up to four weeks of two hours a week or some of lesser duration. We are continuing with our popular "one on one” sessions, where a member has one on one learning with a specific coach for an hour, who happens to teach a subject selected by the member. Irrespective of the type or duration of a class they only cost $10. Our classes can commence from a very basic level so don't be afraid to make a start.
For more information phone Lavina on 0411 806 154 or go to wroccs.org.au.
MUSIC TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
MARK this date, Saturday, June 22 from 2pm to 4pm with special guest Craig Shaw set to entertain with crowd pleasing 50s to 70s music. Craig is such a great all round entertainer, musician and singer with a friendly personality. He will put a smile on your face. Come on, if you are young at heart. Enjoy yourselves at Donald Simpson Centre (DSC), 172 Bloomfield St, Cleveland, at the roundabout on the corner of Russell St. Café will be open. You'll love the friendly atmosphere.
Phone 07 3821 1089 and ask for Thomas. Cost: $10.
RSL GOLDEN OLDIES
THE Redlands RSL Golden Oldies visited historic Ormiston House. Thanks to volunteers from the Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club and the Historic Commercial Vehicle Association of Queensland, members of the group travelled to Ormiston House in a convoy of heritage vehicles. In fact, this year marks 50 years since the then Automobile Club of Queensland (now the RACQ) invited their members to an outing at Ormiston House, which included a convoy of heritage vehicles that travelled from town to Ormiston. Thanks to the community spirit of the RSL, Ormiston House, the Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club and the Historic Commercial Vehicle Association of Queensland, the guests enjoyed such a special morning. This is what makes it such a wonderful feeling to be part of a local community.
JOHN OXLEY DISTRICT ORCHID SOCIETY INC. - ANNUAL WINTER SHOW
THIS is considered to be one of Brisbane's premier orchid shows. Displays of species orchids from around the world, our own native orchids and numerous hybrids. Potting demonstrations daily at 10am and 1pm. Cultural advice all week-end from some of Brisbane's best orchid growers. Lots of plants and growing accessories available for sale. Brisbane City Council runs a bus service to the venue and there is lots of off-street parking, plus disabled parking at the front door. Light refreshments and floral arrangements featuring orchids are available at great prices. This is a perfect opportunity for photographers to capture some photographs of amazing orchid flowers. Date and times: Saturday, July 13 from 8.30am-4pm and Sunday, July 14 from 9am-3pm. Entry: $4, children under 14 are free. Venue: Auditorium Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha.
For more information regarding our society, go to jodos.org.au.
FOREST LAKE FIFTY PLUS CLUB
WE MEET on the third Friday of the month at The Lion, Pine Road, Richlands at 10.30am. Our May trip was to Stanthorpe for an overnighter. Date claimers for the next two meetings are June 21 and July 19.
For more information on the club and its activities, phone Leonie, the president, on 0427 846 057 or Les, activities officer, on 0466 377 618 to register your interest, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. New members are always welcome.
WESTFIELD CHERMSIDE WALKING GROUP
DUE to popular demand, the Heart Foundation Westfield Chermside Walking Group now meets at Westfield Chermside every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30am. It is a very social group and we meet for coffee/tea after the walk. This walking group has attracted ages from six to 89.
Chelmer and District
WE MEET at the Croll Memorial Precinct, 2 Clewley St, Corinda (opposite Sherwood Services Club) on the fourth Tuesday of the month (except December) at 9.45am. We have our monthly meeting then a friendly chat over morning tea, followed by a guest speaker covering a wide and interesting range of topics. Members also get together for regular outings, a garden group, a walking group, theatre visits, a book swap and other activities. We welcome retired men and women from Chelmer to Oxley and all surrounding suburbs who wish to join in the fun, friendship and fellowship of Probus and meet for club meetings and outings with other active, like-minded retirees.
Phone Kathy on 0408 735 823 for details.
WE INDUCTED a new member at our April meeting and we have three or four prospective members in waiting. Along with our monthly dine out last month, we had a picnic at the Oxley Common. This was a great success with delicious food, great company and a game of Bocce. There are many more planned activities in the pipeline. Our club now meets on the second Tuesday of each month at The Lion, Richlands at 9.30am for a 10am start. Our guest speaker at the May meeting is Dr Jim Lergessner, who has published many books and will talk on subjects such as Ageing, Feeling Invisible and Is 70 the new 50?
If you are interested in joining in the fun, phone our membership officer, Ellen, on 07 3879 7784. Rediscover the activities you thought you'd forgotten by joining our Probus Club and begin to enjoy retirement with like-minded people.
OUR club meets at 10am on the first Tuesday of each month in the Chermside Library on Hamilton Rd. Our members are drawn from several surrounding suburbs in North Brisbane. The morning begins with a short meeting followed by morning tea when there is plenty of friendly chatter. Next we have a guest speaker - topics are always interesting and varied. Lunch at a selected venue is optional. Each month we have an outing, often a bus trip out of Brisbane, for example to Harrisville Camel Dairy. We have a Book Club and also the opportunity to attend shows at QPAC. Probus is a social club for retirees, men and women. If you are looking to make some new friends and have some fun we would welcome you to our club.
For more information phone Cath on 07 3857 1529 or Holly on 07 3359 3210.
STAFFORD GARDEN CLUB
ON MAY 2, our members visited several stimulating and beautiful places including Lindmar at Morayfield, John Kunde's gorgeous garden, and Garden Gems Nursery. A two-course lunch at Caboolture Tavern followed and a visit to the Abbey Museum where most of our time was spent in the Abbey Church which houses the breathtaking stained-glass windows for which it is famous. If you'd like to sample Stafford Garden Club, get out your diary and mark up the third Thursday in every month. You are most welcome to visit, with no obligation to join (although joining is very inexpensive). There's a different speaker every month, covering a wide range of gardening topics. Home-cooked goodies to eat, friendly people and a plant stall. So good for your health. The brick OES Hall, on the corner of Kitchener Rd and Bohland St, Kedron from 9.30am for 10am start.
BEGINNERS' LINE DANCING STARTING NOW
FREE lessons for novice beginners. Learn to line dance for fun, relaxation and exercise. All ages, don't need a partner, phone 0403 225 313 or go to dallaslinedancers.com. Monday at 6.30pm Beginners; 7.30pm Early Interm Progressing on to Intermediate at Progress Hall, Hall Rd/151 Barbarella Dve. Springwood/Slacks Creek. Tuesday 9.30am Beginners; 10.30am Early Intermediate; 11.15am Intermediate at the Finnish Hall, 62 Newnham Rd, Mt Gravatt East. Also available for functions, corporate/private, parties and demos.
Slacks Creek Senior Citizens Club
COME join us, we would love to welcome you to our senior Citizens' group every Tuesday from 9am to noon at the community centre, 19 Nerida St, Rochedale. Play indoor bowls or be entertained by a concert group on alternate Tuesdays. Morning tea provided. Lunch (bring a plate) is enjoyed after the concert.
For more information phone Shirley on 07 3209 1682.
THE ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES (AIR )
WE ARE the North Brisbane branch of a national group of retirees who are fully or partially self-funded meeting every third Friday (please check first) at the OES Hall, 2 Bohland St, Kedron ( just off Kitchener Rd). This is our normal monthly meeting where we have regular guest speakers discussing matters of interest to our members and various social events as our bus trips, guest speakers are normally well listened to. We start at about 9.30am and normally finish around 11am and we break for morning tea and bickies. Visitors interested in joining are welcome and the only cost apart from annual membership fees if joining is the cost for tea and nibblies.We also have a finance discussion group that meets on the second Friday at Chermside. Visitors are welcome for an initial visit, otherwise it's members only, we do not give financial advice. For more phone 0738811820 prior to 5pm or email email@example.com.
MITCHELTON DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
MARGARET Morrow will be guest speaker on Thursday, July 4 at our club meeting at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, Trundle St, Enoggera. She will talk about rules pertaining to exhibiting on the show bench in an endeavour to let exhibitors know the requirements. The meeting commences after morning tea which is served at 9.45am. Visitors and new members are most welcome. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the calendar month except January. The hall is close to public transport and accessible by wheelchair. Phone Pat on 07 3356 1256.
NORTH MORETON QUEENSLAND ORCHID COUNCIL INC
WE WILL be holding our Charity Orchid Spectacular in aid of Be Uplifted breast cancer support group. Lots of beautiful orchids will be on show and for sale. Expert advice is always on hand from our helpful growers. Learn how to repot your orchids. Buy all your orchid growing needs at the trade tables. Light refreshments will be available. Venue is Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium 8.30am-3.30pm Saturday, June 22 from 8.30am-3pm and Sunday, June 23. Admission $4, children under 14 free.
WE MEET on the second Tuesday of every month (except Jan and Dec). Please note that the venue for our meetings has recently changed to the Carina Senior Citizens Club at 1 Edmond St, Carina with parking available in the park at the rear of the building. Recently, 29 of our members attended Senior Moments at QAPC where all enjoyed an afternoon of laughs. We especially enjoyed the brilliant replacement pianist. The guest speaker at our May meeting was Bob Ikin from the Carina Men's Shed. This is a wonderful organisation for retired men which boasts many different interest groups. After such an interesting talk, I think they will get quite a few new members. Our June day out is the annual Picnic in the Park at Manly for fish and chips. This is always a wonderful day and provides a chance for members to relax and enjoy each other's company. The June 11 meeting will host our guest speaker, Tony Morehead from the Haemochromates Organisation. This should prove to be a very interesting talk. We are a very friendly club and always welcome new and prospective members to our meetings.
For further information, phone Maureen on 07 3398 4236 or Eddie on 07 3395 3337.
WE WILL meet on July 3 at the Arana Leagues Club from 10.30am for 11am start. The cost for the two-course lunch is $30 and tea and coffee is provided. Our guest speaker for July is Deb Frecklington, who is the leader of the opposition in the Queensland State Parliament. Deb will no doubt give us an insight into life as a parliamentarian, wife and mother. She lives in Nanango and strongly believes that regional communities offer endless opportunities for Queensland. We will have our annual Cent Auction as well as our regular lucky door and raffles prizes which provide funds for us to support our Learning for Life students through the Smith family.
Phone Carol on 07 3355 5349 by noon on Monday, July 1 to book. New members are always welcome.
GUEST speakers give a special focus to the dinner meetings of the VIEW Club and the committee members strive to attract speakers whose chosen topics cover a wide field. At a recent meeting, Brisbane author Caylie Jeffery kept members and guests enthralled by her tale of trying to solve the the real-life mystery of the old bank books and money found under the lino of an old Milton Queenslander during a renovation. She whetted our appetites for uncovering the secrets behind these finds and it was easy to understand why her quest has expanded into a community project that aims to uncover more of Brisbane's social history. Under the Lino is not only a good read. It encourages everyone to value their own family history and to take steps to pass it on to younger generations. We meet on the second Monday of the month at Gertrude McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Cres, Middle Park. Our usual format includes informal socialising, formal meeting, dinner, guest speaker and drawing of raffles. Apart from these dinners, there is a wide range of activities held throughout each month for members' enjoyment. We realise that it takes a degree of bravery to visit a new club and so we encourage ladies "to give us a go” and try us out by attending a dinner meeting or a coffee and chat morning. You can find out the details of our next coffee morning on our Facebook page. Our July dinner meeting will be held on Monday, July at 6.30pm for 7pm and usually finish by 9.30pm.
For catering purposes RSVP by midday on the Friday before a dinner meeting with Di on 0408 725 542 or email centenaryeveview @gmail.com. She will be able to tell you more about our club and answer any questions. The cost of the dinner is $35.
LOOKING to make new friends and at the same time support a worthwhile cause? Enjoy lunch with us to learn about VIEW Clubs' important role in supporting the education needs of disadvantaged Australian children. Join us on June 4 for lunch with Elizabeth Jeffs, author of 17 Browning Street and now writing a book about Brisbane's role as a garrison town during the heady days of World War II. Mark July 2 in your diary for lunch featuring Jenny Murray from the Rosie May Foundation. We cater for many interests, with fun and educational group excursions, a very active daytime choir and monthly meetings of bridge, canasta and mahjong groups. Lunchtime meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month 10.45am for 11.30am start at Mt Ommaney Hotel and Apartments, Dandenong Rd (off Centenary Highway), Mt Ommaney. Visitors are always made very welcome.
Phone Denise on 0409 261 488 if you would like to attend or email the Club firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE PROUDLY sponsor eight Learning for Life students. Our fundraising efforts to support these students in partnership with The Smith Family continue to grow. We thank Bunnings stores all over Australia, who formed a partnership with The Smith Family during the month of May, to host cake/craft stalls at their stores to assist VIEW Clubs to raise much needed funds for the Smith Family. Our lunch meeting this month will be held on Monday, June 17 at Bellbowrie Tavern, commencing 11.15am sharp. Our guest speaker is Elly Potter from the McIntyre Centre. Cost $5, plus order your own lunch and drinks. Bookings essential with Jean on 0409 268 646. Coffee and Chat will be held at Perfect Blend, Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill at 10am on Saturday, June 22. Our other monthly activity will be lunch at Lutece Bistro and Wine Bar in Bardon on June 26 at noon. Bookings essential on the contact number above. We will also be providing the Bunnings sausage sizzle at the Bunnings Oxley store on Sunday, June 30. Come and visit us and find out more about the work of VIEW.
OUR club offers fun and friendship. Would you like to help educate young Australians? How about joining our club? Come along to the next meeing of VIEW and find out all about us and VIEW. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Logan Rec. Club, Jacaranda Ave, Kingston. Next meeting: Wednesday, June 12 from 11am for a 11.30am start. Cost: $25 for two-course meal and a guest speaker.
Phone Cheryl on 07 3711 9146 for details. The guest speaker for June will be Sue Ross. Sue will talk about living in Oman in the Middle East.
Lunchtime meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 10.30am for 11am start at Gaythorne RSL Club.
Newmarket VIEW Club is celebrating its 11th birthday at the June 25 meeting with a Pretty in Pink theme. Come and join us. The Newmarket VIEW Club is a small, friendly club seeking community-minded women. VIEW members come from all walks of life, and we would be delighted if you could join us in our mission to provide better educational opportunities for young Australians. We support The Smith Family's Learning for Life program and our club currently sponsors five school students.
If you wish to know more about the Newmarket VIEW Club and also join us for lunch, email us on email@example.com or phone the president, Estelle, on 07 3356 7598.
WOULD you like to be able to do some good in the community as well as have some fun? To meet new people and make new friends? Then VIEW is for you. Our club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Murrumba Downs Tavern, 10.30am for an 11am start. Each month we have an interesting guest speaker. For our next meeting on June 19 the guest speaker will be from the Public Trustees Office. We also have interesting outings and coffee and chat mornings during the month.
For last month's outing we visited a Sculpture Garden in Deception Bay. We had a lovely morning tea and tour around the garden. Next month we will be eating fish and chips at Morgan's Seafood in Scarborough. We welcome guests and new members.
To come along and join us, phone Elizabeth on 07 3886 4937 or Sandra on 07 3880 9965.
ENOGGERA AND DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC
CONGRATULATIONS to Our Lady Of The Assumption school in achieving their centenary. We look forward to taking part in their celebratory fete on Saturday, June 8. EDHS looks forward to marking its silver anniversary on July 13. The society's historical photographic and manuscript collection is open for inspection and research each Thursday between 9am and 1pm or at other times by arrangement. Community groups wishing to visit us should ring the number below or refer to our website or Facebook page. EDHS provides guest speakers and readily attends school, church and other fetes. Visitors and new members are always welcome at our library in Enoggera Memorial Hall, Trundle St, a venue that has welcomed generations of residents of Enoggera and districts through depression, war and continual social change for a century.
For more information phone Dave on 07 3366 3191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org au
NATIONAL SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA QLD INC.
THE association caters for the welfare and benefit of Australian "nashos'' who served in either of the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and the wives/widows thereof. Conscripts who served for countries other than Australia are welcome as associate members. To apply for both service medals to which Australian nashos are entitled, to locate a branch near you or to discover the benefits of membership, phone 07 3324 1277 or go to nashoqld.org.au. Brisbane North West branch meets on the third Sunday of each month, next is June 16, commencing 10am at Gaythorne RSL. Visitors and new members are welcome. After the meeting join fellow members in the bistro bar for lunch.
For more information about Brisbane North West branch phone Dave on 07 3366 3191.