DREAM TEAM: Robina Bowls Club members volunteer at the Bowls Australian Open.
DREAM TEAM: Robina Bowls Club members volunteer at the Bowls Australian Open.

Group guide: Gold Coast


WE MEET at the Nerang RSL at 10am on the fourth Thursday of every month. All eligible widows of ex-servicemen are welcome. Join us for a friendly morning to enjoy a morning tea and a bus trip each month from March to November. For more information, phone Barbara on 0414 754 036.


AN EXCLUSIVE Morning Tea will be held from 9.30am on July 22 at the Southport Golf Club. To book online, go to eventbrite.com.au. The Friends of the Arts Morning Tea for $45 includes bubbly on arrival, high tea, gift bag, lucky door, raffles, guest speaker, entertainer and "wearable art". Supporting young artists and performers - Grassroots to Graduates for over 33 years.

Phone 0487 491 991 for more information.


There's no doubt that Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club members, focus on the importance of friendship in retirement and how that makes all the difference.
There's no doubt that Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club members, focus on the importance of friendship in retirement and how that makes all the difference.



Burleigh Heads Ladies

WE MEET 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 Jennifer 0402 860 650.


Runaway Bay

WE MEET at the Paradise Point Bowls Club on the third Monday of each month at 10am. The next meeting is on the July 15 with a guest speaker and morning tea, enjoyed with friends. A luncheon is held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, meeting at 11.30am at the same venue. Bus trips and social events are also organised. New members welcome.

Phone Marilyn on 0407 758 854 for more information.



WE EXPERIENCED 'Hospitality' with the lovely and efficient TAFE Southport Hospitality Hub students recently. A large group from the mixed members of Sorrento Probus club enjoyed a two course luncheon and drinks. Well trained TAFE students welcomed us and attended to our needs. We are a fast growing club which meets at the Southport Bowls Club on the second Thursday morning of each month. We enjoy lunches, morning teas, trips, interesting speakers and have fun.

Phone Cate on 07 5539 6240 or 0468 370 659.


Varsity Lakes

WE ARE a mixed club for retired or semi-retired, men and women. We enjoy good company at monthly meetings with Guest Speakers and take the opportunity to get together on social activities and outings with new friends. We meet on the third Wednesday of the Month at Robina Community Centre, San Antonio Drive, Robina at 9.30am. Visitors welcome.

For more information, phone Geoff on 0409 673 066.


STUDENTS IMPRESS: Sorrento Probus Club members enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of the TAFE Southport Hospitality Hub at their luncheon.
STUDENTS IMPRESS: Sorrento Probus Club members enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of the TAFE Southport Hospitality Hub at their luncheon.


TUESDAY night dance classes at Salsa Groove now feature live bands and fab latin dancing projected onto our big screen at the Coolangatta Uniting Church hall, cnr Lanham and McLean Sts. Come along to learn how to dance salsa, cha-cha etc. It's a great way to stay fit and healthy and make new friends. Classes start 6.30pm but come earlier to see the big screen bands in action.

For more details, phone Peter on 0413 125 640.


We support the Smith Family's learning for life program helping disadvantaged Australian children reach their full potential.



OUR next meeting will be held at the South Tweed Sports Club on Thursday, July 18. All ladies are very welcome to join our friendly ladies for coffee and chat at 11am for a 11.30am start. We meet on the third Thursday of the month. Our very interesting guest speaker is Rob Preston from the Australian Post.

For bookings/apologies, phone Elaine on 07 5524 4461 Monday prior to our meeting.



WE SUPPORT The Smith Family and have regular meetings. Our next will be held on Friday July 19 at 10.30am for 11am at The Wattle Hotel, 1 Reserve Road Upper Coomera. Cost $18. Guest Speaker will be Veronica Bestall, an Art Therapist. New members welcome.

RSVP to Evelyn on 0418 653 642 or email oxencoomeraviewclub @gmail.com.



OUR friendly ladies get together twice a month to have fun and support Learning for Life for disadvantaged children. We meet on the first Wednesday of month for morning tea with a guest speaker for a 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.


Southport Day

OUR 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. 11.30am for 12 noon. 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. For inquiries and bookings phone Robin on 07 5537 4593.


Surfers Paradise

WE SUPPORT the Smith Family plus 9 Learning for Life Students with their school needs. Our club holds their meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30am for lunch at 12 noon. Always with an interesting guest speaker. New members and visitors are most welcome.

For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and enjoyable outings, phone Nancy on 07 5592 6730 or 0421 639 574.


EXIT International's Dr Philip Nitschke will conduct a workshop at the Robina Community Centre on July 25. A free public meeting starting at 12 noon will precede the workshop. To register online, go to exitinternational.net or phone Exit 1300 103 948.

For more details, phone Elaine 0421 796 713.


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 on 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. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our lovely air-conditioned hall.


OUR members were at the fore as volunteers during the Australian Open Bowls tournament held during the first two weeks in June. The club hosted men's and ladies events each day, with representative players from around the nation and overseas including Malaysia, Canada, Scotland, Hong Kong and New Zealand. A unique feature of the Open was the distinct opportunity for the average lawn bowler to come up against a Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist.


SOLACE is 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 on Betty 07 5580 7034.


WE HOLD 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 $5. Maher Hall, Burleigh Heads Senior Citizens, 42 Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads.

Phone Caroline on 0402 812 227.


WE MEET each fortnight at great restaurants 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, phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or email michel_44@bigpond.com.


THE Gold Coast North branch of the National Servicemen's Association of Australia (Qld) Inc. welcomes all Nashos and partners to their meetings held on the second Tuesday of each even numbered month commencing at 0930 hours. The meeting is followed by a social BBQ lunch at our club rooms located at the Light Horse Museum precinct adjacent to the Mudgeeraba Showground, 8 Worongary Rd, Mudgeeraba.

Phone either Brian Handke, President on 07 5630 8071 or Jeff Wootten, Publicity Officer on 07 5546 6888.



Gold Coast South-Twin Towns

SERVING from Tallebudgera to The Tweed, we will hold our next General Meeting on Friday, July 26 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 welcome to attend.

Phone Tom Hughes, Public officer on 07 5513 0665.


OWN your financial future: Managing finances for the over 55s on August 12-13. Key details: Free workshops for women aged over 55; Aims to empower older women with basic investment and financial concepts. Created by the Australian Shareholders' Association, receives funding support from ecstra (formerly Financial Literacy Australia). Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre, Lindfield Rd & Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale from 9.30am-1pm on Monday, August 12 and at the Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Markeri St & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters from 9am-12.30pm on Tuesday, August 13.

For more , go to australian shareholders.com.au/ fin-lit-project.


OUR next meeting will be on Monday, August 12 (members only event) and September 9. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. September 9 Guest speaker: Marty Skok - The Tweed: An Eden for Gardeners and Nature Lovers -but why? Native & honey bees; GCCC native bee hive grant information; Skok's Raw Honey for sale. 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. Bring a friend and a coffee mug to help save the planet.

Phone Monika Ross on 0412 638 373 or go to twintowns gardenclub.com.


THE annual Gold Coast Expo combines the mid-year Caravan and Camping Expo and the Home and Outdoor Living Ideas Show. So, you can compare the latest caravans and camper trailers, motorhomes and vehicles, outdoor living displays, home renovation ideas, holiday and tourism information. It's at Aquis Park, Gold Coast Turf Club from July 26-28 from 8.30am-4pm. Tickets are $10 for Seniors.

Phone 1800 671 588 or go to goldcoastexpo.com.au/.


BEGINNERS classes on now. Special offer - 8 beginner hour lessons for $70*conditions apply. Monday's: 9.30am beginners; 10.30am early intermediate; 11.15am intermediate and Wednesday's: 9.30am beginners; 10.30am early intermediate; 11.15am intermediate at Parkwood/Arundel Community Centre (ac)- (entry is across the road from 174/or aged care centre construction) Napper Rd, Parkwood/ Arundel.

Phone 0403 225 313, or go to dallaslinedancers.com.

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