Some of the Burleigh Waters Probus club members pictured in Bangalow on their way to Eltham Valley Pecan Farm.
Some of the Burleigh Waters Probus club members pictured in Bangalow on their way to Eltham Valley Pecan Farm.

Group guide: Gold Coast



Burleigh Palm Beach

FORTY local ladies meet at Treetops Tavern, Burleigh Waters, every third Tuesday of the month. We raise funds to support The Smith Family's Learning for Life Program which supports 1350 disadvantaged children throughout Australia. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 15 at 10am for 10.30am start, followed by a counter lunch. This month we are privileged to have a very special local guest speaker, Sue Spence, who is a horse whisperer. From her property in Tallebudgera, Sue runs her business 'Horses Healing Humans' and her charity 'The Horse Whispering Youth Program' to assist underprivileged youth, many of whom are victims of domestic violence and extreme bullying. Her students learn the power of personality profiling and body language analysis as they communicate with their horses, developing deep mutual respect and self acceptance.

If you wish to join us, phone Ros Beach, secretary on 0431 442 030.



NEXT luncheon will be held at the South Tweed Sports Club on Thursday, October 17. Join our friendly ladies for coffee at 11-11.30am start (DST). October is Anti -Poverty Month and our guest speaker will be Brenda Tripp from Oz Harvest, an organisation that delivers food to people in need. Donations of non-perishable food would be appreciated.

Bookings/apologies phone Dianne 07 5590 9119.


Southport Day

OUR club meets on the third Wednesday of each month for a delicious luncheon at the picturesque Southport Yacht Club, Macarthur Pde, Main Beach, overlooking the Broadwater, from 11.30am for noon. Each month there are interesting guest speakers or entertainers. This month our guest speaker is Kayleen Johnston from Bravehearts. 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. On November 1, a pre-Melbourne Cup morning tea will be held at Waratah Apartments with a fashion parade by Portofino Fashions. Visitors most welcome.

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


Surfers Paradise

OUR club supports the Smith Family plus nine Learning for Life Students with their school needs. We hold our meetings and lunch on second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30am for lunch at noon and always with an interesting guest speaker. New members and visitors most welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and enjoyable outings contact Nancy.

Phone 07 5592 6730 or 0421 639 574.


WE ARE open Monday to Friday, and welcomes people over 50 who would like to join in our various activities, or simply come in for a cuppa and a chat. We offer a full program of activities and members are welcome to come and play their choice of games, or join in our tai chi or line-dancing groups. Three or four times a year barbecue lunches are held following morning activities. Members also enjoy monthly excursions to interesting destinations, and each year a club vacation is organised.

For more information, phone Shirley on 0448 030 359.


WE WELCOME all over 50s to our activities which include: Scottish dancing; line dancing; new vogue dancing; square and tap dancing; tai chi and light exercise. 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 St, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our lovely air-conditioned hall.

For all activity times phone Annette on 07 5537 1377 or go to southportseniorcitizens.


Senior women from Queensland gathered at Gunabul Homestead in Gympie for the AGM of Older Women's Network Queensland. Attendees came from the Gold Coast, Logan and other areas of Queensland for this major event in the OWNQ calendar.
Senior women from Queensland gathered at Gunabul Homestead in Gympie for the AGM of Older Women's Network Queensland. Attendees came from the Gold Coast, Logan and other areas of Queensland for this major event in the OWNQ calendar.


IN SEPTEMBER, senior women from Queensland gathered at Gunabul Homestead in Gympie for the AGM of Older Women's Network Queensland. Attendees came from the Gold Coast, Logan, Mackay, Bribie Island, Woody Point, Capalaba, Mitchelton and Gympie for this major event in the OWNQ calendar. Over 70 women attended from Queensland and enjoyed good food and company, along with enlightening presentations from guest speakers. Dr Prue Millear from University of Sunshine Coast spoke about ageing well and coping with humour for life's challenges in later years, and Elizabeth Power gave a moving presentation about the humanitarian work of Mercy Ships. Older Women's Network Queensland is an organisation dedicated to providing fun, friendship and social connection for older women to enjoy the company of other women at a similar stage of life.

Phone Lee Hodgson on 07 5483 1415 or 0429 831 414 or the state office of OWNQ on 07 3358 2301.



Gold Coast Inc

TO ENSURE you get into the class of your choice from October 1 this year, we are taking registrations for enrolment into classes for start of 2020. There are over 50 classes to choose from and you can attend as many classes that take your interest with no extra fees. Be quick and don't miss out, as we will be closed from December 6 over Christmas and New Year holidays and not reopen until January 27, 2020. To find out more, go to u3agold, Facebook at U3A Gold Coast Inc Southport, phone 07 5591 6671 between 9am-3pm Monday-Friday or email Our office is located in Australia Fair, Southport.


Twin Towns

JOIN us at 2pm (Qld) on Thursday, October 17 to celebrate Get Online Week and improve your digital skills. Learn how to do a crossword online, find your childhood home on Google Maps, make a video call using WhatsApp and listen to a podcast. There will be a fun trivia quiz with some great prizes, lucky door prizes and a delicious afternoon tea. Everyone welcome. Bookings essential. Our office hours are 9am-noon, Monday-Friday at 4 Boyd Street, Tugun.

Phone 07 5534 7333 or email u3atwintowns


BREAST cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women. It is estimated one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by their 85th birthday, most of whom will have no family history of this disease. Regular breast screening saves lives by detecting unsuspected breast cancer at an early stage, when it is easier to treat. Women aged between 50-74 are encouraged to attend a screening mammogram every two years as the evidence of benefits is strongest for this age group. While record numbers of women have attended BreastScreen Queensland Gold Coast Service for their free breast screen recently, health promotion officer Julia Foreman says many locals are delaying this potentially life-saving health check. Services are conveniently at Helensvale, Southport and West Burleigh. Women can attend free breast screens from age 40 onwards. A doctor's referral is not required.

To book an appointment, go to or phone 13 20 50.


WE MEET each fortnight at a 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 and search for @sipnsupgc and/or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or email


EXIT International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit members. Further information is on our website, go to or phone local co-ordinator Elaine on 0421 796 713.


WE ARE a not-for-profit organisation offering an introductory family history research class. Have you ever wondered how your family came to be living in Australia? On Friday, October 25 there will be an Introduction to Family History Research class held by the Gold Coast Family History Society from 9-11am. The class will be held in Room 3 in the Nerang Bicentennial Centre, Nerang-Southport Rd, Nerang. Come along and see how enjoyable family research can be.

Booking essential. Book by phoning Pam on 07 5594 0610.


CRAFT SHOW: Come along to Gardens on Lindfield, Helensvale on Saturday, November 9 from 10am-1pm. Proceeds to charity.
CRAFT SHOW: Come along to Gardens on Lindfield, Helensvale on Saturday, November 9 from 10am-1pm. Proceeds to charity.


COME along to Gardens on Lindfield, 101 Lindfield Rd, Helensvale on Saturday, November 9 from 10am-1pm. Free parking on site. Lovely hand-made goods and toys suitable for Christmas gifts. Proceeds to charity.


MUDGEERABA Uniting Church, 89 Franklin Drive, will be holding their Village Craft Fair on October 25-26. Come along and enjoy some of the creative talent Mudgeeraba and surrounds have to offer. There'll be handmade crafts and quilts, plants, cakes and book stalls, pre-loved art, coffee shop and a barbecue. On Saturday there'll be slot-car fun for the kids. Our fantastic op shop will also be open. Friday, October 25 from 9am-4pm and Saturday, October 26 from 8am-2pm.

For bookings, phone 07 5525 1309.


IMPROVE your fitness, strength and balance. Suitable for men and women, over 50s and all fitness levels. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am at the Maher Hall, Burleigh Heads Senior Citizens, 42 Matilda St, Burleigh Heads. Cost $5.

Phone Caroline on 0402 812 227.


WE WILL again be open on Sunday, November 3 from 9am-noon. We are constantly adding more displays for viewing, restricted only by available space. Please join us as we proudly show and talk about some of Queensland's forgotten heroes and more. Groups of 6-20 will happily be accommodated, phone Noel on 0437 732 575 and organise any time any day. Located in the Qld Naval Brigade Drill Hall at Owen Park, Mick Vievers Way, 201 Queen St, Southport (next to the Southport Primary School). Entry is free and there is free parking.


WE WELCOME senior citizens to join our friendly and fun-filled activities which include indoor bowls, cards, trivia and line dancing at Maher Hall, 42 Matilda St, Burleigh Heads. Only $3 for any of these activities. Prizes and morning or afternoon tea included.

Phone our president on 0433 227 676 for more information.


GET online and enjoy a free morning tea for seniors on October 16 from 10am-noon at the Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson St. Free morning tea; free information session; sign up for free technology classes. For more, go to

Phone 07 5617 9500 to book your seat.


Sorrento Probus Club enjoyed some Cantonese cuisine at the beautiful Imperial Restaurant, The Star, Gold Coast recently.
Sorrento Probus Club enjoyed some Cantonese cuisine at the beautiful Imperial Restaurant, The Star, Gold Coast recently.



Burleigh Heads Ladies

OUR club celebrated their 32nd birthday. One of our ladies has been a member for 30 years and was presented with a badge. Among the beauty of the club there is also hard work and talent. We have good people who work together, no one person has the answers and talking to like-minded women is one of life's precious experiences. Members are attracted to spontaneous interactions and socialising, resulting in lasting friendships. And nobody's life story is boring. 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.

Visitors welcome. Phone Helga on 07 5520 2426 or Jennifer 0402 860 650.


Burleigh Waters

OUR monthly outing was a visit to the Eltham Valley Pecan Farm for a tour and lunch, plus visits to Bangalow and Burringbar. At our meeting, general manager Rod Preston presented a fascinating history of the mail services over the years through his talk 'Convicts, Poms and Flash Mobs'. 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 0434 873 626.


Hastings Point/Tweed Coast

OUR next meeting will be held on October 15 at 10am at Tricare Retirement Community, 87 Tweed Coast Rd, Hastings Point. The main speaker will be Ingrid Steynberg, who for 15 years was a vet and wildlife carer in Kruger National Park, South Africa, before moving to Australia. Earlier this year Ingrid entertained us with some amazing stories and she has more to tell!

Visitors welcome. Inquiries on 02 6670 4072.


Palm Beach

EARLIER this year, members, partners and guests toured the valley culminating in a delicious lunch at the award-winning Eltham Valley Restaurant on our Tweed Valley bus tour. As a bonus, we were guided by the chef who treated us to a look into the operations at the associated pecan nuts processing factory. Our club is a combined club and welcome couples or singles.

You are invited to meet us on the second Thursday each month at Currumbin RSL from 9.30am where we provide interesting guest speakers. Other activities are bus trips, tours, cards, golf and dining.

Inquiries on 07 5534 7801 or 0438 532 245.


Runaway Bay

WE MEET at the Paradise Point Bowls Club on the third Monday of each month at 10am. A guest speaker and morning tea is 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 Lou on 0450 967 961.



MEMBERS enjoyed a different luncheon recently. A large group indulged in some Cantonese cuisine at the beautiful Imperial Restaurant, The Star, Gold Coast. Five large round tables, elegantly set, saw us all communicate easily. A special three-course menu of Chinese creations by Imperial Chef Song Yao Su had members talking and making great decisions. Chopsticks at the ready we tried chicken prawn dumpling entrees, spicy chicken/beef, steamed rice, mango puddings and more. Our mixed group, enjoys morning teas, lunches, trips and excellent speakers. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at the Southport Bowls Club at 10am.

Phone Cate on 0468 370 659.


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.


WATER exercise is a low-intensity activity that supports physical wellbeing, promotes relaxation, reduces stress and relieves pain. The class is conducted by a qualified exercise physiologist from the General Wellness Centre and is run in a heated pool. The class is specifically designed to encourage those who are nervous about getting into the water or have mobility concerns. They are also suitable for people with disabilities. Mondays from noon-12.45pm at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport. $5.

Phone 07 5582 8282.


THIS is our final concert for the year. Romantic Landscapes, conducted by Camillio Manricks, on Sunday, October 27 from 2.30pm (NSW) at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre. Phone Murwillumbah Music on 02 6672 5404 (credit card facility). Tickets (cash only) will be available at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre Box Office from October 21-25 between 10am-3pm or at the door if not sold out (cash only please).

For inquiries, phone 0478 012 324.



Burleigh Heads

ARE YOU young at heart and community minded? Can you spare a few hours each month to raise money for non-political and non-religious issues such as drought, bushfire, flood, local children and families in need, etc? We're meeting Tuesday, October 15 at the Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Club from 6.30pm for a meal and to discuss these and other fundraising, philanthropy and social events over a drink and a meal.

Phone Merv on 0478 681 300 or email burleighheads if you would like to find out more.

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