Group guide: Brisbane
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDANT RETIREES
WE AT AIR are the North Brisbane Branch of a national group of retirees who are fully or partial self funded meeting ever third Friday 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 9.30am and normally finishing around 11.30am, we break for morning tea and bickies. NB. There will be no meeting in July due to our social bus trip. 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 a initial visit once, otherwise it's members only. We do not give financial advice.
Phone (07) 3881 1820 prior to 5pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
OUR club is joining with the Sherwood Probus Club next week on a bus trip to the Ferny Grove Tramway Museum. Many of us are looking forward to renewing our memories of tram travelling to and from work in our youth. Another bus trip is planned in July to the Gold Coast for a morning tea cruise on the canals with lunch to follow. We had a terrific number of members at our June meeting as well as eight guests. It was a fun meeting with guest speaker, Mary Van Hummell whose topic was "A Chicken came to my Door” - a story of coincidence or synchronicity that happened in late 2018 and how it impacted her life over the next few weeks. Our club meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The meetings from July onwards will be held at The Lion at Richlands. If you are interested in joining in the fun, phone our membership officer Ellen on (07) 3879 7784 or Barbara on 0422 817 924.
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, Hamilton Road. 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 e.g. to Harrisville Camel Dairy. We have a Book Club and also 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.
Phone Cath on (07) 3857 1529 or Holly on (07) 359 3210.
COME and join us, we welcome active retired and semi-retired singles or couples as new members who are interested in fun, friendship and fellowship. Monthly meetings with a guest speaker, local day tours, picnics and theatre outings are part of the club's activities. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Geebung RSL Club. Bus and rail transport are virtually at the door and there are adequate car parking facilities.
Contact our club secretary Catherine Finlay, via email email@example.com or phone 0401 949 646 or Peter Bartlem on (07) 3350 1605.
MITCHELTON GARDEN CLUB
ON AUGUST 1, Barbara Beerling will be the guest speaker when we meet at the Enoggera Memorial Hall. Barbara is a horticultural consultant specialising in roses, fruit trees, pruning, design and garden problems. At this meeting Barbara's topic will be compost. The meeting commences after morning tea which is served at 9.45am. Visitors and new members are most welcome. The hall situated in Trundle Street, Enoggera and is accessible by wheelchair and close to public transport.
Phone the president, Pat on (07) 3356 1256.
THE TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA
WE ARE a volunteer, non-profit and charitable organisation, that promotes the health and well being benefits of tai chi and offers it to all. The free Taoist Tai Chi Open House at Level 1, 566 Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche is on July 27 from 1-2.30pm. At this free Open House you will see a demonstration of taoist tai chi and be given the opportunity to "have-a-go”. You will also receive information about how to become a member of the Society and new beginner classes starting from August 5. Afternoon tea will be provided.
STAFFORD GARDEN CLUB
ON JULY 18, Leonie Kearney will speak about 'Growing a Cottage Garden in Brisbane'. Arrive by 9.30am for a cuppa and cake. Meeting starts at 10am, in the brick hall, on the corner of Kitchener Rd and Bohland St, Kedron. Leonie Kearney is a wealth of information about growing heritage roses in subtropical climates. Her breathtakingly beautiful garden showcases some of the best varieties for our Brisbane climate.
SENIOR CITIZENS CLUBS
WE HOLD a community concert and bbq/salad lunch (two courses) every fourth Friday of the month. Our next will be held on July 26 from 9.30am at the Clubrooms, Carina Senior Citizens Club, at 1 Edmond Street, Carina. Fun and laughter with morning tea, raffles, lunch and more. Cost $4 for concert only, $6 concert and lunch.
Phone (07) 3395 4636 and ask about other club activities for active seniors.
WE WOULD love to welcome you to our Senior Citizens' Group every Tuesday from 9am-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.
FOREST LAKE FIFTY PLUS CLUB
OUR June trip was to Newstead House and lunch at The Breakfast Creek Hotel. The Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club meet on the third Friday of the month at The Lion, Pine Road, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are July 19 and August 16.
For more information on the club and its activities, phone Leonie, president on 0427 846 057 or Les (Activities Officer) on 0466 377 618 to register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org. New members are always welcome.
U3A is the University of the Third Age, which is the age of active retirement, coming after the age of youth and work and home making. U3A is a worldwide self-help organisation promoting learning for personal enjoyment and well-being. Keeping the brain active, doing interesting things and making new friends are essential for helping older people to maximise their chances of independence, and this is what U3A does very effectively. U3A is making a very substantial contribution to society by helping its members to remain healthy and active for longer.
WE WILL hold our monthly Social and Information morning on Friday, July 19 at the Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club, 1351 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur. Gathering at 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing around 11.30am. Free admission. This event will be extra special in that there will be demonstrations by our very own U3A "Art Appreciation Groups” such as wood-turning, photography, card making, jewellery making, knitting and crochet and other self-tutoring groups. Hopefully there will be some hand-crafted articles for purchase. Morning tea and a raffle are available and the chance to make membership inquiries and bookings for upcoming coach trips and theatre productions.
For further information, phone the U3A Centre - Kallangur on (07) 3880 6677 Monday to Friday 9am-noon.
QUOTA CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR
Quota International of Redcliffe will be holding their Annual Craft and Gift Fair on Saturday, July 6 at the Redcliffe Showgrounds, Webb Hall from 9am-3pm. Entry is adults $5 and children are free. There will be a variety of both craft and gift stalls including jewellery, papercraft, patchwork, pottery, children's clothing, handmade collectible bears, preservatives and cakes etc morning teas and light lunches, raffles and an exciting lucky door prize will also be available. Proceeds will benefit Quota Redcliffe's many community projects.
THE DNA DOWN UNDER SEMINAR
HAVE you ever wondered about getting your DNA done and tracking your family history? By coming along you'll gain a clear understanding of DNA and how it can help you further your research using a new tool. For the DNA enthusiast, you'll discover valuable secrets to help you solve your family mysteries. Importantly, you'll learn what DNA can and can't do for you, and the places where it can be used most effectively. Aside from all the great tips and tricks you will learn, you will have the opportunity to find mutual connections with other researchers. When: Wednesday, August 14 at the QB Centre at 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne.
Book online, go to dnadownunder.com/brisbane.
BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE BLIND & LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP
MEETING monthly on the second Monday of the Month at the Community Meeting Room in the Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre at Upper Mount Gravatt from 9.30am-noon. If you are suffering from Low Vision or complete Blindness you might like to attend the July Meeting of the Brisbane Southside Blind & Low Vision support Group on Monday, July 8. Guest speaker will be Peter Cracknell from Quantumrlv who will be speaking on the latest aids to assist the Blind and those with vision impairment to live better lives and be part of the community. Carers and friends are welcome. Morning tea will be served and the usual chat and discussion amongst members will take place.
For more information, phone Peter on (07) 3345 7421. Hope to see you there.
THE NUNDAH & DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC.
WE INVITE interested members of the public to hear a presentation by author Caylie Jeffery on the true tale of three bank books, four £5 notes, a biscuit brand and a murder. Caylie is the 2019 winner of the prestigious John Oxley Library Community History Award in recognition of her popular book Under the Lino published in 2018 to widespread interest. Time: 2.30pm on Sunday, August 4 at the Meeting Room of Nundah Library. Access is via Primrose Lane off Boyd Street, Nundah.
RSVP on (07) 3260 6703 or email email@example.com for further information and catering purposes. Afternoon tea will be provided. This is a free community event.
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS
OUR Western Suburb Branch's Annual Morning Tea was held at Kenmore Village Library in May and was well attended with 120 members and guests. They enjoyed home-made cakes, sandwiches, asparagus rolls and slices. The highlight of the morning was a talk by Anna Marsden, Managing Director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, who spoke on the importance of preserving our beautiful and diverse reef. Many guests were the lucky recipients of impressive gift baskets. The morning was an opportunity for those attending to share each other's company, but it was also a fundraiser. As a result, $6000 was raised for the Red Cross Disaster and Relief Fund, which means that since April last year the branch has raised $20,000. Among those helped have been the Queensland Drought appeal, the Indonesian Tsunami Project and the Townsville Flood Disaster. New members are most welcome.
VIEW Club will meet on Wednesday, August 7 at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Parade, Keperra. Doors open at 10.30am for an 11am start and the cost of the two-course meal, tea and coffee is $30. Our guest speaker for August is Sean Lues from "Journeys Worldwide”. He will offer a fascinating talk on his interesting travels in Africa and the many other countries he has visited. August is our next "Make, Bake and Grow” table for the year and also our next Pop-Up shop of any pre-loved spring/summer clothing that others can purchase for a small cost. All funds raised go towards supporting The Smith Family and our 14 Learning for Life students.
Phone Carol on (07) 3355 5349 by noon Monday, August 5 to book.
LOOKING to make new friends and support a worthwhile cause? Enjoy lunch with us to learn about VIEW Clubs' important role in supporting the education needs of disadvantaged Australian children. On June 4 Elizabeth Jeffs entertained us with stories of the renovation of several old houses in West End and Taringa. Nostalgia set in while listening to original 1940s recordings on a wind-up gramophone. Save July 2 in your diary for speaker Jenny Murray, Rosie May Foundation. Born out of tragic loss of a 10 year old daughter it has developed from a family-run to an international charity with a strategy to help children in crisis, especially girls. Also, save the date - August 6 for our 29th birthday celebrations. Red carpet theme. Red/Black dress code. Performance by CHV Club Choir. Our club caters for many interests, fun and educational group excursions, a very active daytime choir, monthly meetings of Bridge, Canasta and Mahjong Groups. Lunchtime meetings first Tuesday of each month 10.45am for 11.30am start at Mt Ommaney Hotel and Apartments, Dandenong Road (off Centenary Highway) Mt Ommaney. Visitors welcome.
Phone Denise on 0409 261 488 if you would like to attend or email chapelhillview @gmail.com.
WE ARE the oldest VIEW Club in Brisbane and celebrate our 29th birthday in July. This will be held on Monday, July 15 at 11.15am at the Bellbowrie Tavern with a Black and White theme. Bookings are essential by Friday, July 12 with Jean on 0409 268 646. Coffee and Chat will be held on Saturday, July 20 at a venue to be announced. Members and partners will enjoy a Christmas in July lunch at Harrigans Irish Pub at Calypso Bay on Wednesday, July 31. We will be holding a huge community Bazaar on Saturday, August 31. All members of the Kenmore and District are welcome to attend this event which will fundraise to support disadvantaged children to receive an education. The results of our work are amazing, giving every child a chance to improve their social and employment opportunities. This is a very important part of VIEW's work in partnership with The Smith Family. Watch this space.
Guests and new members are always welcome to our meetings, phone 0409 268 646.
FOR fun and friendship why not come along to our monthly lunch meetings? We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 11am at Redland Sporting Club, Wellington Point. We also hold regular outings and coffee mornings and enjoy ourselves while supporting disadvantaged children through the Smith Family's "Learning for Life” programme.
Phone Barb on (07) 3396 3865 or Ann (07) 3286 9650.
WE ARE encouraging ladies in our community to help us in supporting disadvantaged Australian children. Research has shown that supporting a child's education is one of the most effective ways to help break the cycle of disadvantage.
The Smith Family's sponsorship program enables sponsors to give directly to a child in need so they don't miss out on the opportunity to participate fully in their education, and create a better future for themselves. We have a luncheon meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at Murrumba Downs Tavern. 10.30am for an 11am start at a cost of $23.
Our guest speaker for June were representatives from the Public Trustees Office. For our July luncheon meeting we will be entertained by the Northside Country Music singers.
We also have a coffee and chat morning tea and other fun outings during the month. All money raised helps to support our three Learning for Life students as well as making donations to the Smith Family's various appeals. To attend our next meeting on the July 18, phone Elizabeth on (07) 3886 4937 or Sandra on (07) 3880 9965.
You can also email to pinerivers.view@gmail. com. Hope to see you there.
WYNNUM REGION ORGANISED COMPUTING CLUB FOR SENIORS INC
WE WILL be holding our next meeting on Tuesday, July 9 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 per 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 (who happens to teach a subject selected by the member), for an hour. 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. We look forward to seeing you there.
ENOGGERA & DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC
TWENTY-FIVE years ago in mid 1994 English migrant, the late Kate Perry and a group of like minded enthusiasts formed what became known as Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc (EDHS). For two years the new society met at Fallon Cottage before moving to Enoggera Memorial Hall (EMH) where they have met ever since. Time has taken its toll and few of those original stalwarts remain; another generation now presents the local history between Newmarket and Upper Kedron; an area formerly known as Enoggera Shire.
To mark this milestone the society will hold an open day on July 13; admission by gold coin donation and refreshments will be available. Other community groups have been invited to take part and the society recommends those pursuing their family tree to consult the exhibit of Queensland Family History Society.
For further details, phone Dave on (07) 3366 3191 or email dlivett@ optusnet.com.au.
NATIONAL SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA QLD INC.
THE association caters for the welfare and benefit of Australian 'nashos' called up in either of the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and the wives/widows thereof. Anyone who served for a country other than Australia is invited to join as an associate member. To find the benefits of joining the association; to apply for both medals to which Australian nashos are entitled or to locate a branch near you, phone (07) 3324 1277 or go to nashoqld.org.au. Brisbane North West branch meets on the third Sunday of each month, the next is July 21, commencing 10am at Gaythorne RSL, visitors and new members are welcome. After the meeting take the opportunity to join fellow members in the pleasant surroundings of the bistro bar for lunch.
For further details on Brisbane North West branch phone Dave on (07) 3366 3191.
TIMES: Monday 6.30pm: beginners; 7.30pm: early interm; 8pm: intermediate. At Slacks Ck Progress Hall, Hall Rd/151 Barbarella Dr. Springwood/Slacks Creek. Tuesday 9.30am: beginners; 10.30am: early intermediate; 11.15am: intermediate.
At Finnish Hall (a-c), 62 Newnham Rd, Mt Gravatt East.
For more phone 0403 225 313, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to dallaslinedancers. com.