Group guide: Sunshine Coast
THE Royal Australian Air Force Association Kawana Waters branch is currently seeking membership from both male and female ex-members of the RAAF. The aim is to promote and maintain welfare and benefits of serving members, ex-members of the RAAF and Her Majesty's Air Forces and Allied Forces and their dependants.
The branch also conducts: Monthly subsidised lunches; Membership is $25 per calendar year; Bus tours of an interesting nature and many other types of social activities. The branch meets every second Saturday of each month at the Kawana Waters Life Saving Club House at Pacific Blvd, Buddina at 10am hours. So why not become involved, if you are an ex-Air Force person living in our community? Phone the secretary on 5443 2775.
VINNIES BOOK AND PLANT SALE
ST VINCENT de Paul will be holding this event at The Good Shepherd Centre, Nanyima Street, Buddina on Saturday, September 15 from 8am-3pm and Sunday, September 16 from 9am-2pm.
For avid readers, there will be a great selection of new and pre-loved fiction, non-fiction, children's books, as well as DVDs and much more. For all the gardeners, you will find some beautiful plants ready for spring planting. Every purchase enables Vinnies to provide assistance to those in need in our community. So come grab yourself a bargain. For donations of books, DVDs and plants phone Maria on 5478 2954.
MELANOMA PATIENTS ASSOCIATION
THIS is a support group for people who have have been diagnosed with melanoma. We meet on the third Friday of each month in RSL House, 106 Memorial Drive, Cottontree, next to the RSL. The meeting starts at 10am and is there to support people coping with Melanoma. Next meeting is Friday, September 21 at 10am with guest speaker from Cittamani in Palmwoods. Phone Christine on 0412 689 546 or go to, melanoma patients.org.au.
SENIOR'S LUNCH ST PETER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
ST PETER'S is having a Senior's lunch on Friday, September 21 at 11am. As well as a tasty lunch for $5 there are craft items for sale. Money raised goes to our Pastural Care Ministry, providing a helping hand for people, young or old, who find it difficult to cope in these challenging times. Phone Pat on 5444 0830. St Peter's is a friendly church on the corner of Church Street and Beach Road, Maroochydore. Our Church Services are 7am and 9am Sunday with a shorter service at 9.30am Wednesday.
BUDERIM GARDEN CLUB
THE next monthly meeting will be held at Buderim War Memorial Hall at 2pm, Friday, September 14. Guest speaker will be club member Meredith Walker AM who will talk about Queensland Bottle Trees, including their occurrence, uses and commemorative plantings, including those found around Buderim. Elaine Davidson will be the club speaker and she will present episode two of her talk on down sizing and care for planted pots. There will be the monthly flower competition and Manawee plant of the month. Members are encouraged to come early for plant stalls, raffle and seed bank. Visitors are welcome. Phone President John Lyon on 0448714 561.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN NAMBOUR
THE Salvation Army Family Store at Nambour is on the hunt for volunteers to help out in the retail shop on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, If you have time in your life to spare and would like to give back to your local community and be part of a great team, volunteer for The Salvation Army at Nambour. Not only will you be giving back to your local community, you will have the opportunity to make new friends, share a coffee during the day and assist the Salvos. Phone Salvos Family Store at Nambour on 5441 6458 or drop in and see our Store manager Monday to Friday.
FUN, friendly learning about Public Speaking with an International club that has 345,000 members in 142 countries. Meeting on the first, third and fifth Thursday's each month from 9-11.30am at Buddina. Phone Monika on 0411533484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOOMBYE BOWLS CLUB
WELL Done Woombye! Another successful day of competitive bowls was held at Woombye Bowls Club recently with 96 Sunshine Coast lady bowlers competing in our Ladies Fiesta Fours. Congratulations to our overall winners, with two wins plus 33, a combined team from Mooloolaba, Club Maroochy and Caloundra. Neeta Chant (skip), Mary Geary, Desley Williams and Shirley Cornish. Shirley was very happy for the win as it was her first in competitive bowls, being a bowler for only 18 months.
At the presentations by our sponsor, Heather Marshall from Niagara, Mary spoke, on behalf of her team, and thanked Woombye Bowls Club for our great efforts in putting on such a successful day. Well done, also, to our runners up- a Pelican Waters team with our new District President, Loretta Searchfield, Gail Smith, Rosalie Green and Merle Joyce (skip). Many compliments came from bowlers for our great greens, food, raffle prizes and friendship, which is what we strive for, even though we are only a small hinterland club. A big thank you goes to our members, both men and ladies, who helped and donated both raffle prizes and yummy food for which we have a reputation. Also, to our hard-working green keeper, Geoff Steele and our umpires on the day. Many thanks go to our sponsor, Heather Marshall from Niagara, who gave several tired bowlers some of her specialised massages during the day. Congratulations to all bowlers who attended and competed in good spirits with friendly rivalry. Our next big day is a Mixed Seafood event on Sunday, September 23. Phone our club after 3pm on (07) 5294 5245.
KAWANA SENIOR CITIZENS INC
COME and Join us for a morning of fun and friendship with entertainment, indoor bowls, hoy, bingo, morning tea, lucky door prizes. We meet each Thursday morning at 9.30am-12.30pm in the Hall adjacent to Kawana Library. Cost $5 each morning. $5 yearly membership for those aged from 55-105 years. Phone Selima on (07) 5452 5979.
SAFEGUARD YOUR FUTURE
WHETHER you are writing a will, appointing a Power of Attorney or just getting your affairs in order, it pays to be in the know. Join legal professionals from Suncoast Community Legal for an informative session on how to protect your interests. Learn the best ways to ensure substitute decision-makers make the right decisions while you are alive; Make sure your assets are really going where you want them to when you pass away; Avoid wasting time and money on unnecessary legal fees; Help your loved ones avoid messy legal disputes down the track; Registration is essential; Free to attend. Nambour: Tuesday, September 4 at 10am; Beerwah: Friday, September 7 at 1pm; Coolum: Tuesday, September 11 at 10am; Maroochydore: Wednesday, September 12 at 10.30am and Maleny: Monday, September 17 at 2pm. Phone (07) 5475 8989.
LINE DANCING CLASS
NEWCOMERS with little or no experience. A fun activity for all ages keen to exercise the mind and body. Mondays from 12.15-2pm. Sport and Recreation Centre, corner of Currimundi Road and Ilya Street, Currimundi. Cost $10. Phone Ute Woods on 0412 804 499.
MARJIE'S WELCOME TO WALKING
ENJOY healthy exercise at your own pace for fitness, fun and friendship, combines Riverside Walks with Exercise Interludes (along the South Bank of the Maroochy River). Meet at Cod-hole boat ramp, Vehicle park, Bradman Avenue (upstream of the Motorway Bridge). From 9am on Mondays and Tuesdays. Exercise makes you feel good. Phone 5448 4229 for more information.
VOLUNTEERS wanted to join our happy family of volleys. The Majestic Theatre is located in the heart of the Noosa Hinterland in the small historic town of Pomona. The Majestic Theatre is a not for profit, small community run theatre and cinema that has been in operation for 96 years as both a community hall and a silent film theatre. The Majestic offers facilities for live events, functions, fundraisers, weddings, private silent film screenings and much more. Located at 3 Factory Street, Pomona. Phone (07) 5485 2330.
POMONA COUNTRY MARKETS
THE best little market on the Sunshine Coast. Every second and fourth Saturday from 7am-noon. Lots of fun for everyone. Kids activities, performers chalk board, street entertainment, stalls galore, buskers and stallholders welcome. Phone (07) 5485 2330.
PLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT
CO-HOSTED by Bev Gourlay and Neil Booth this October concert will be the last of the series for 2018 so don't miss out on being charmingly entertained by well-known 'Tis' band leader Darrell Watson, harmonious duets by Bev and her husband Art Schouten, promising young singer Alex Chambers, talented soprano Tracy Stoddart, the accomplished Maria Lindsay, a delightful wind quartet with Barry Rodgers plus three members of the Buderim Concert Band, and of course skilful tickling of the ivories by Neil Booth and Beryl Meyers.
On Sunday, October 7 from 2pm at CCSA Hall, Nutley Street, Caloundra. Admission $10, Friends of Chorale $5, Afternoon tea included. Arrive around 1.30pm. Inquiries with Ann on (07) 5437 2719.
GRIEF AND LOSS PROGRAM
HAVE you experienced the loss of a loved one? A Grief and Loss Program to help you work through your grief commences on Wednesday, September 26 from 10am-noon at the Buderim Uniting Church Hall, corner of Gloucester Road and King Street, Buderim. The program runs for two hours a week over eight weeks. This is a free Blue Care program. For registration phone Aurilea Augustine on 0439 768 394 or email email@example.com.
CALOUNDRA SENIOR CITIZENS' CLUB
OUR Monday program includes Indoor bowls, Bolivia, Whist, and 500. Also Tai Chi exercises (all standing up) are easy to do just following the instructor. On Wednesdays we have musical entertainment, Whist, Mah Jong, Indoor bowls, Hoy and 500. On Thursdays a second tai chi exercise class. Bus trips once a month. Membership $10. Entry for members $5 for each activity. Please phone (07) 5438 1403 for details or if you would like a copy of the weekly program with times, email raymoni@optus net.com.au. Uniting Church hall, 56C Queen Street, Caloundra.
AGLOW Sunshine Coast branch will next meet on Friday, September 14 commencing at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside. Entry is $8 and includes morning tea. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Women and men are welcome. Phone Melva on (07) 5443 5752 or Dorothy on (07) 5476 4190.
BLACKALL RANGE WOODCRAFTERS GUILD INC.
AT THE recent Annual General Meeting of the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild President John Muller handed over the reins to incoming president Rob Otto. John, a tireless worker, had led the Guild for three years, during which time he saw the erection of the "new" shed come to fruition. The shed was one of many built for service during the Vietnam War and was gifted to the Guild, still in its packing cases, by the Australian Army. Rob, a retired furniture maker, has contributed greatly to the success of the Guild and, like John, is liked and admired by all woodies. Also at the AGM Life Memberships were presented to John Muller, Brian Harris and Hugh McKenna.
MEMBERS of the Probus Club of Caloundra 86 recently visited Parliament House in Brisbane being hosted by the Member for Caloundra, Mark McArdle MP who explained the history and function of the historic building. Afterwards we enjoyed a barbecue lunch on the deck overlooking the Brisbane River and South Bank. We moved onto the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens to enjoy the beautiful areas, the display at The Planetarium and afternoon tea. We have more great club activities planned and our meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month. Phone our membership officer Terry on 0418 749 042.
Coolum Beach Combined
WE ARE for active retired or semi retired seniors. Our purpose is to promote fellowship, friendship and fun. Our meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 4 at 9.15am at the Uniting Church, Elizabeth Street, Coolum Beach. Visitors/guests are welcome. September speaker is Dr Seovaid Melville, botanist and environmental consultant. Contact Averil on 0429516788 or Mandy on 0401976062. Next outing: Picnic in the Park on September 18 in Mooloolaba. Picnic in the Park is a car pooling and BYO event (Parkyn Pde).
Currimundi Combined Inc.
SENIORS Week was celebrated with a display on two days at the Stocklands Shopping Centre by members of the Probus Club of Currimundi Combined Inc of what our club means to Seniors and Retirees. This was met with enthusiasm by shoppers, by showing them a slide show of activities we provide for their pleasure and entertainment. Craft ladies created wonderful table decorations of bottles with internal lighting, just some of the creations they excel at.
SUPPORT FARMERS AT COOROY RSL FUNDRAISER
FUNDRAISING for our drought affected farmers is definitely topical at present, with farmers facing ruin across New South Wales and Queensland in what some are calling the worst drought in living memory. Cooroy RSL are helping the fundraising efforts by holding a drought fundraiser on Saturday, September 15. Fantastic local band, Miss Leading will be playing starting with a few country songs to kick the night off before heading into their usual soulful rock grooves. It's a fun night out that raises funds for a good cause. There is no cover charge and there will be raffles and special promotions on the night to raise funds. Everyone is encouraging to come dressed in their best farmer outfit and there will be a prize on the night for best costume. You can support this event by booking a table and donating on the night. Any businesses who would like to contribute a prize to be raffled on the night can contact Kerry or Helen at Cooroy RSL on (07) 5447 6131 or email manager@cooroy rsl.com.au.
Cooroy RSL is also a drop off point for non-perishable items for donation to Drought Angels which is being done in conjunction with Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland.
PLEASE consider attending our club's events and help raise funds for educating students of underprivileged families. There is always an interesting guest speaker at our meetings, also there is a social event held on the third Wednesday of the month. The next lunch and meeting is on Wednesday, September 5 at 11am for a 11.30am start at Buderim Tavern. Cost is $28. RSVP Pat Cooney on (07) 5445 6329 by September 2.
TRIVIA was the name of the game when members made the most of the opportunity to 'kick up their heels' at the recent monthly dinner. The social evening was enjoyed by over 80 ladies who vied to air their knowledge in a very light hearted competitive atmosphere which featured some 'desperate' haggling for points. Quizmaster May Thomas posed numerous tricky questions to test the memories of opposing teams. The winners of each round celebrated enthusiastically and even the 'The Naughty Corner' team were able to celebrate some correct answers. Phone club secretary Sue on 0403 504 408.
OUR next luncheon will be held on Friday, September 28 at the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club. The cost of the two course meal is $30. Newcomers are always welcome and if you would like to attend a meeting please phone Sandi on 0429 022 033. Guest speaker is Professor Roland Sussex OAM. Professor Roly Sussex and his knowledge of the English language would be well known to many ABC listeners who share his love of language. In addition to his talkback program on language and linguistics, Roly writes a weekly column for The Courier Mail.
AT NORTH Shore Community Centre Mudjimba on Monday evenings 7pm and Wednesdays 9am. At Woombye Hall on Mondays 9am and Thursdays 8.45am at Yandina Hall. Keep your mind active and body fit with dance. Fun fitness friendship and great music. Phone Barbara on 0407 733 280.
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY SUNSHINE COAST
WE MEET every Thursday from 7pm at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Donation $4. Join us in a non-sectarian inclusive way, to be inspired, to explore the mysteries and meaning of life according to the ancient wisdom, alive still today. Join us every second Thursday for our group meditation evening with a short review of our practice. Every third Thursday is library night, this month with Barry Bowden's talk, 'Heaven World or Devachan, Heaven in an after-death State', followed by a Members Only Saturday event with Barry Bowden. All Thursday meetings are open to the public except for the members only study group on the last Thursday of the month. Phone Pam on 0427 713 061.
WOODCRAFT SHOW IN COOROY
THE Cooroora Woodworkers Club will hold its annual Woodcraft Show in the newly refurbished Cooroy Memorial Hall. Come and see beautiful examples of woodturning, furniture, box-making, marquetry, Intarsia, pyrography, wood art and much more. There will demonstrations of woodworking and milling timber, with high quality timber on sale for special prices. From 8.30am on September 28 and 29 at the Cooroy Memorial Hall. For more go to cooroora woodworkersclub.com.
VOLUNTEERING SUNSHINE COAST
WE ARE running a free talk and morning tea Cruise Information Session at Birtinya on September 4 from 10am to noon at Birtinya Retirement Village Clubhouse, 3 Reflection Crescent, Birtinya. Free underground parking under the building. With the substantial increase in cruise companies and cruise options, choosing the right cruise can become confusing. Join us for a talk presented by The Travel & Cruise Co. to gain more insight into the differences which make the choice an easier one. If you would like to attend please contact VSC on: (07) 5443 8256, 0410 437 977 or 0410 437 237.
SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING AT POMONA
EVERY Tuesday evening from 7-9.30pm, Pat and Norm Young organise a social evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. The cost is $4, which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening as Pat and Norm provide New Vogue and Old Time dancing. Come and be a spectator and see if you will enjoy it. Everyone is welcome. Phone (07) 5485 2007 for more.
ONE DAY ONE CHOIR
SEPTEMBER 21 is International Peace Day, and in 2014 Londoner Jane Hanson created One Day, One Choir. This is a simple global project for peace which taps into the uplifting power of collective singing to unite people in their communities on Peace Day, and to get them to think about unity and peace. This initiative has spread globally and the goal is for three million voices to sing on Peace Day this year. The Palmwoods Singers Theatrical Society will be performing outside the Palmwoods Hall on Friday, September 21 at 10am and welcome anyone who would like to join them, both to listen and to join in.
FRIENDSHIP FORCE SUNSHINE COAST
WE ARE an international non-profit cultural organisation focused on promoting understanding and cultural education through homestay journeys and personal friendships. Through these exciting personal encounters, strangers become friends and we know that by experiencing different views, you can discover common ground. Our programs bring diverse people together into each other's cultures and homes to share one-of-a-kind experiences not available to regular tourists. Phone (07) 5471 7338 or go to FriendshipForce SunshineCoast.org.au.
(AIR LIMITED) NOOSA BRANCH
ASSOCIATION of Independent Retirees is the peak National not-for-profit organisation working for the interests of self-funded and partially self-funded retirees or those about to retire. Our next meeting is on Thursday, September 13 from 9.45am for 10am at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Guest speaker: Marshall Perron (former Chief Minister, NT, retired). Topic: Dying With Dignity - Come and join the discussion. We seek a fair outcome for retirees. $6pp members $10pp non-members includes morning tea. Visitors very welcome. Phone 0424 615 083, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
POWER OF GRATITUDE
A WORKSHOP for women on creating more happiness and feeling more resilient through the Power of Gratitude is being held at Tait-Duke Community College at Tewantin on Saturday, September 15 from 10.30am-12.30pm. Debbie, a Louise Hay Heal Your Life Coach looks forward to sharing lots of practical ways to cultivate gratitude on a regular basis to uplift and transform. Whether you are going through challenging times or simply in need of a reminder of life's joys, this workshop will offer guidance, and all this will take place in an atmosphere that is friendly and supportive. Morning tea will be included. Phone 0436 104 237 or email email@example.com.
FASHION PARADE AND MORNING TEA
CALOUNDRA Auxiliary of the Blue Care Nurses will be holding a Fashion Parade and Morning Tea on Thursday, September 13 at 9am. Fashions by Susannahs of Caloundra and shoes by Shannon Shoes - the morning tea will be served prior to the parade and there will also be a craft and bring and buy table, plus the usual lucky door prizes and pick a number competition. These parades - and particularly the delicious morning teas - are always very popular. No need to book, tickets at the door. The parade will be at the Uniting Church hall, corner of Queen and Ulm Streets, Caloundra. The Blue Care Auxilliary raises much needed funds for the local Blue Care community - home nursing and respite centre.Phone Gloria on (07) 5492 3318 or email Lorraine on firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALOUNDRA Uniting Church will be holding a Trivia Night on Saturday, September 8 at 7pm. Why not make up a table 6-8 or just come along? Church Hall, corner of Queen and Ulm Streets, Caloundra. This is always a fun night - no need to be Einstein.You may just know the answer that no one else on your table knows. For inquiries, phone the church office on (07) 5491 5353, Lorraine (07) 5493 7470 or email lorrainekeelty@ bigpond.com. Everyone welcome.
MAROOCHY NORTH SHORE LIONS
ON AUGUST 19, Maroochy North Shore Lions donated all the takings from their secure parking project at Fisherman's Road. markets to the "Qld Drought Relief". They were heartened by the response from the local community especially when a little boy came up to them with his hands brimming with change saying "This is for our farmers". Lions donations go directly to farmers through the "Lions Need for Feed Project". If you would like to join our club, please phone Lion Gary on (07) 5448 9587.
COOLUM AND DISTRICT RED CROSS BRANCH
OUR Next Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22 from 10am at Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club, Coolum Beach. Come and join us for a coffee and find out what we do. Visitors very welcome. Phone 0408 518 292 for more details.
CALOUNDRA STAMP CLUB
WE MEET at 1pm on the fourth Thursday of each month, January to November with a Christmas party in December. Meeting at the Bellvista Community Centre, Lomond Cres, Bellvista. Activities include stamp trading through club exchange books; a bargain table where members sell surplus items; club mini-auctions; stamp of the month competition; club quizzes; annual philatelic challenge - stamp treasure hunt competition; annual stamp fair - attended by regional visiting stamp clubs and is open to the public and a Christmas party. Visitors welcome. The Caloundra Stamp Club is affiliated with and is a member of the Queensland Philatelic Council. Phone the secretary on (07) 5492 7233 or publicity officer 04517 720 581.
Save The Date: The 40th Annual Stamp Fair will be at Kawana Community Centre, Naminya St, Buddina (off Point Cartwright Rd) on Saturday, November 17.
OPEN GARDEN ORCHID GROVE
NESTLED amongst the gum trees, like a hidden jewel, this award-winning garden showcases the exotic colour and rich beauty one of the most highly coveted and intriguing of all flowering plants - the orchid. Created with love by owners Chris and Angel O'Dempsey, Orchid Grove shows just what can be done on a fairly standard block of land, with a bit of imagination, a lot of passion and plenty of hard work. Orchid Grove is a garden full of hidden delights - so don't forget to look up as well as around. And don't miss the wonderful Vietnamese and Australian herb garden, that overflows down into a delightful front feature area. Your visit to Orchid Grove will contribute funds to Heart Reach Australia, a medical humanitarian aid and children's sponsorship organization of which Chris is a Director. Heart Reach Australia has been working in Vietnam for more than 28 years and currently is also introducing First Aid and CPR to high schools. Cost: $7 (under 15 free) special entry prizes drawn last afternoon. Address: 17 Barkston Court, Buderim. On Saturday, September 15 through to Monday, September 17 9.30am to 4.30pm. Special: $10 entry and morning tea for 10 or more group. Phone garden owners: Chris & Angel O'Dempsey on 0418 246 888 or (07) 5476 9444 to confirm approximate time of arrival. www.heartreachaustralia.com (charity beneficiary).