SINGING IN THE RAIN: Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club members enjoyed the Skywalk in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
SINGING IN THE RAIN: Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club members enjoyed the Skywalk in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Group guide: Gold Coast

GOLD COAST FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

WE ARE holding a mini seminar on Saturday, May 11 presented by Cara Downes from the National Archives of Australia. The first topic will be 'The aftermath of WWI - The Australian Experience'. The seminar will show you how to locate and use repatriation and service records and also look at the role women played after the war was over. The second topic is 'War Brides in Australia'. This will look at their stories through photographs, service records and shipping lists found in the collection of the National Archives of Australia.

Registration is essential, for details, go to goldcoastfhs.org.au.

SIP N SUP CLUB - Gold Coast

WE MEET each fortnight at a great restaurant around the Gold Coast. All men welcome for beer, wine and food. We critique restaurants, have guest speakers but most of all we have a lot of fun. Generally Thursday afternoons, however, some evening events. There are 23 meetings per year.

Gain more information on facebook and search for @sipnsupgc and/or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or email michel_44@bigpond.com.

OVER 50'S EXERCISE

GROUP fitness classes to improve fitness, strength and balance. Suitable for men and women, over 50's and fitness levels. Tuesday's and Thursday's at 9am. Cost $5. Maher Hall Burleigh Heads Senior Citizens, 42 Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads. Phone Caroline on 0402 812 227.

SACRED HEART PARISH ART AND CRAFT GROUP

WE ARE holding an Exhibition at the Robina Gallery (Robina Library Community Centre Complex in Robina Town Centre Drive Robina). It will be opened on May 8 at 10.30am by Father Peter Dillon. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the free morning tea while viewing the wonderful array of items on display.

HIGH TEA AND FASHION PARADE

PLEASE support cystic fibrosis Qld on Saturday, May 25 from 2.30-4pm at Musgrave Hills Bowls Club. 65 Roses for cystic fibrosis is held every year around Australia on May 25. This year it falls on a Saturday. The admission, including afternoon tea, is $20 or $15 for pensioners. To book for this event, phone Susan on 0403 059 794.

 

WELCOME: Coolangatta Probus President Bruce Cowled with new members Joan Sands, Margaret Arnold, Brian Bird and Joy Merfield
WELCOME: Coolangatta Probus President Bruce Cowled with new members Joan Sands, Margaret Arnold, Brian Bird and Joy Merfield

PROBUS CLUBS

 

Burleigh Heads Ladies

MEMBERS were singing in the rain when they enjoyed the Skywalk in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The Skywalk is an eco-adventure with high-tech steel bridges tracking through the highest points of the upper canopy of the rainforest. Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club. Morning Tea is enjoyed at 10am, followed by a meeting at 10.30am, which includes an interesting speaker. Lunch can be ordered. A coach trip or social activity is held on the fourth Wednesday. Visitors welcome. Phone Helga on 07 5520 2426 or Glenda 07 5576 0303.

 

Burleigh Waters

OUR monthly outing was a visit to Indigiscapes Centre and Redlands Bay, with a ferry ride around some of the islands in Moreton Bay, followed by lunch at Redlands Sporting Club. At our meeting Sue White gave an interesting talk on the orangutans in Sepilok, Malaysia. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at Club Meetings, 10am, on the third Monday of each month at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Ave. Burleigh Waters. Nominally a men's club, but wives are very welcome to share the club's fellowship, friendship and fun at all club meetings and outings.

Phone Brian on 07 5520 6332 or Des on 0434 873 626.

 

Coolangatta Tweed Heads

WE ASPIRE to provide Fun, Friendship and Fellowship for active retirees and meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except January) at Tweed Heads Bowls Club. The club has regular guest speakers, monthly dine outs to local restaurants, theatre nights and other varied activities for the enjoyment of members and visitors.

Anyone interested in joining, recently retired or new to the area seeking more information about our Club, phone Barbara on 07 5523 4840.

 

Hollywell

WE INVITE men and women over 50 to attend our meeting at Paradise Point Bowls Club on the second Tuesday of the month. Join us for Fun, Friendship & Fellowship, enjoy listening to an interesting Guest Speaker, morning tea, optional Lunch our activities during the month are many and varied.

For more details, phone Jessie on 07 5577 4768 or Kathleen 07 5563 7697.

 

Palm Beach Combined

IN MARCH, we journeyed to Tyalgum, situated in the picturesque Tweed River Valley of NSW, with lunch taken at Flutterbies Café. It was a very enjoyable outing with many expressions of pleasure, not only about the food, service, and boutique beer but the picturesque route Tony Hammond took us on in getting there. Great to see some family members joining us on the excursion, too. After the meal, there was plenty of time to look around the craft and other shops before enjoying a faster trip home up the highway back to the Gold Coast. We welcome retired couples or singles and you are invited to meet us on the second Thursday each month at Currumbin RSL at 9.30am where we provide a Guest Speaker. Other activities are bus trips, tours, cards, golf and dining.

Phone Jim on 07 5534 7801.

 

Runaway Bay

WE WILL meet at Paradise Point Bowls Club on May 20 at 10am. A guest speaker and morning tea is enjoyed with friends. New members welcome.

Phone Marilyn on 0407 758 854.

 

Sorrento Probus

TWENTY two club members busily created Easter bonnets to wear publicly to morning tea at Cafe 20 in the local Ashmore City shopping centre. Marvellous creations, saw bonnets adorned with chickens, Easter eggs, and rabbits. Coffee/ hot x buns and Easter eggs were enjoyed and delicious. Secretary Doreen won first prize for her beautiful creation. The lead up to Easter provided an 'egg-cellent' function for the growing Our mixed club is growing quickly with three new inductees last meeting.

We enjoy morning teas, lunches, outings, and great speakers. Cate welcomes any new inquires on 0468 370 695.

 

HAPPY TIMES: Sorrento Probus Club members proudly wearing Easter bonnets at their egg-cellent function held at Cafe 20, Ashmore.
HAPPY TIMES: Sorrento Probus Club members proudly wearing Easter bonnets at their egg-cellent function held at Cafe 20, Ashmore.

AN EVENING OF MIRACLE CURES

YOU are invited to "An Evening of Mind Power" whereby you can learn powerful thought processes to improve your quality of life. You will be shown an easy technique to remove stress and anxiety within seconds; how to get a decent night's sleep; and how to apply a "magic cure" to immediately stop eating "naughty" foods that are detrimental to health. On Saturday, May 25, 7pm at the Coolangatta Uniting Church hall, cnr Lanham & McLean Sts. Cost: $30 (10% discount for groups of 4-6; 20% discount for groups of 7 or more).

To book your place and for further information call Peter on 0413 125 640. "Your thoughts create your reality".

PERRY CROSS CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE

RIDE route will be via Springbrook to Tropical Fruit World on Sunday, May 19 at 7am. Departing Shark Motorcycle Leathers, 142 Siganto Dr, Helensvale. Tickets $30, available via Shark Motorcycle Leathers & Accessories Facebook Page.

TECH SAVVY FOR SENIORS

LIVE a life of continuous learning. Benefit from being online and connected no matter where you live, how old you are or what your interests are. Register for free and fun technology training sessions at your library and get Tech Savvy.

Book online, go to cityofgoldcoast.com.au/ libraryevents or phone your local library for more information: Burleigh Waters Library 07 5581 1700; Helensvale Library 07 5581 1625; Broadbeach Library 07 5581 1555; Southport Library 07 5581 7200; Robina Library 07 5581 1600; Runaway Bay Library 07 5581 7220.

EXIT INTERNATIONAL

WE ARE a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Our next meeting will be held on May 9. Attendees must be Exit Members. For further information, go to exitinternational.net or phone Local Coordinator Elaine 0421 796 713.

SOUTHPORT MOW SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOC.

WE WELCOME all over 50's to our activities which include: line dancing; new vogue dancing; scottish; square and tap dancing; tai chi and light exercise. For all activity times, go to southportseniorcitizens or phone Annette 07 5537 1377. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3. We celebrate Christmas twice a year and organise other social functions throughout the year. Our club motto is "finding friends fun & fitness" - if you are interested in these three things please come along and join us. We are a very active and friendly club.

You can find as at 2 Whitby Street, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our lovely air-conditioned hall.

VIEW CLUBS

 

Burleigh Palm Beach

WE MEET on the third Tuesday of the month at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh at 10am and are always looking for women of all ages and backgrounds to join us for fun and friendship activities and fund raising. The Club's pivotal role is supporting The Smith Family's work in sponsoring more Australian children who need help with the cost of school essentials and out-of-school learning support. For more information, phone Ros on

 

Coolangatta/Tweed

OUR next meeting will be held at the South Tweed Sports Club May 16 from 11am-11.30am start. We welcome all ladies to come and join our friendly ladies for coffee and chat. Guest speaker this month will be Wildlife Carer Jan Pilgrim. The May 23 meeting will be friendship morning tea from 10.30am at the home of Beverley. Bookings/apologies phone Elaine 07 5524 4461 on the Monday prior to our meeting. Our club meets on the third Thursday of the month.

 

Oxenford/Coomera

COME along to out 9th Birthday celebration on Friday, May 17 from 11.30am for 12noon at Saltwater Creek Hotel, 40 Sigano Drive Helensvale. Buy your own meal - donation of $10 to VIEW and includes lucky door and free raffle ticket. RSVP to Evelyn by May 12 on 0418 653 642 or email viewzcqc01@gmail.com.

 

Robina

FRIENDLY ladies get together twice a month to have fun and support the Smith Family's 'Learning for Life' program for the education of children in disadvantaged situations. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month for morning tea with a guest speaker, from 9.30am for 10am start at the Robina Bowls Club, Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina. And a varied social activity later in the month. New members and guests are welcome.

For more details, phone Lorraine on 0417 262 627.

 

Runaway Bay

WE MEET every second Wednesday of the month. Come and join us for lunch, make new friends, listen to interesting speakers and have fun. Phone Dinah on 0428 911 077.

 

Southport Day

THE next meeting will be held from 11.30am on Wednesday 17 April, 2019.Our Guest Speaker will be Barry Collis from Angel Flight Australia.The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month for a delicious luncheon at the picturesque Southport Yacht Club, Macarthur Parade, Main Beach overlooking the Broadwater. Time is 11.30am for 12noon. Each month there are interesting guest speakers or entertainers. This is a great way to meet and make new friends. The first Friday of each month is Social Day when various 'get togethers' are organised. Visitors are most welcome, go to view.org.au.

For inquiries and bookings, phone Robin on 07 5537 4593.

 

Surfers Paradise

WE HOLD our meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30am for lunch at 12noon. Always with an interesting guest speaker. New members and visitors are always welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and really enjoyable outings, phone Nancy on 0412 639 574 0r 07 5592 6730. The Surfers Paradise VIEW Club which supports The Smith Family plus 9 Learning For Life Students.

 

Twin Towns Day

OUR 51st Birthday was held at South Tweed Sports Club on May. tHE entertainer will be the fabulous singer Romaine. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $26 which includes a 2 course luncheon. VIEW CLUBS support Learning for Life students and we are very proud of our seven students.

For bookings for this fun event, phone Freda on 07 5524 1357 or Kathie on 07 5523 1009.

 

Burleigh Waters Probus club members take a coffee break at Indigiscapes Centre.
Burleigh Waters Probus club members take a coffee break at Indigiscapes Centre.

SOLACE

WE ARE an organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. For more information phone Betty on 07 5580 7034.

SURFERS PARADISE BRIDGE CLUB

BEGINNERS' Bridge lessons commence on June 1 for four Saturdays from 9am-11am. Everyone welcome. Expert accredited teacher, friendly atmosphere, great parking. All inquiries will be answered promptly. Located at 1 Carrara St, Benowa. Phone 07 5597 0085 or email mail@surfbdge.com.

TWIN TOWNS & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB

OUR next Meeting will be on Monday, June 17. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. Guest speaker for May was Kim Martin "Bio organic solutions for soil and plants". Our June Guest Speaker will be Sue Gaskill "Growing beautiful African Violets. The hall opens at 8am for entry and benching, with the general meeting commencing at 9.30am. Cuttings and Trading Tables will commence selling at 8.15am, so come along and snap up a bargain. Cost: $4 entry fee paid at the door, which includes Morning tea. Remember, if your benching, it closes at 9.15am. Raffles, lucky door prizes and much more. Hope to see you there, bring a friend and a coffee mug to help save the planet.

For more phone Monika Ross on 0412 638 373 or go to twintowns gardenclub.com.

TACT COMPUTER CLUB

WE HAVE a variety of classes, which are held Monday-Friday. Windows Ten classes are on Mondays at 11.30am. Another important class to our computer safety is backing-up and security held Friday at 11.30am. For further enquiries phone 07 55249 212 or by email members.tact @gmail.com. Go to tact.org.au for more.

We have volunteer tutors who enjoy their students gaining the knowledge they require for the necessity of coping with the internet world enjoy your classes in a fully air conditioned atmosphere. South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Drive Tweed Heads South.

TRIVIA NIGHT & FUNDRAISER

A GREAT night of fun and friendship for a purpose on Friday evening, May 31, doors open at 6.30pm. Ticket includes- Trivia, 2 course meal, door prizes, cheese and fruit platter on arrival and complimentary glass of beer or house wine. German Club, 3 Jondique Avenue, Merrimac. For tickets and information, go to eventbrite.com.au/.

U3A

 

Twin Towns

IF YOU'VE ever wanted to learn to sing and love the songs of the 70's, we have a wonderful new course just for you. Come along to our new Choir Singing course and discover the joy and benefits of group singing. As well as having fun the deep breathing associated with singing helps reduce stress levels. Tuesdays, 11.15am-12.15pm.

For further information phone 07 5534 7333 or email u3a1office @gmail.com.

NATIONAL SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

 

The Gold Coast South-Twin Towns Branch

SERVING from Tallebudgera to The Tweed, we will hold our next General Meeting on Friday, May 24 At 10am in the 'RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room' of the Twin Towns Resort. If you served in any Forces of the Commonwealth "between" 1951 -1972 then why not join us and re kindle the camaraderie you experienced during your Service. We also have a full Social Program and New Members are always welcome to attend.

For further information, phone Tom Hughes, Public officer on 07 5513 665.

TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY

THE Tweed Hospital Auxiliary is holding a High Tea/Fashion Parade on Wednesday, June 12 at Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Brett & Wharf Sts Tweed Heads. Doors open 9.30am for 10am start. Lots of fashions from local establishments and a delicious High Tea. There will door prizes, raffles and lots of fun. Tickets are $20 each. Tables of up to 8 can be booked. Single tickets can also be purchased. For more information, phone 0400 721 147. All proceeds go to purchasing equipment for the Tweed Hospital. Come along and support our local hospital. Lismore Over 50s Learning Centre offers a range of art and exercise classes for mature age people. Most classes are held at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club, 181 High St, Lismore Heights. New members are always welcome.

For inquiries, phone Barbara on 02 66242 237 or 0401 503 732 or see our facebook page: Over 50s Learning Centre Lismore.


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