Group guide: Sunshine Coast
OUR club enjoyed two functions in September. A barbecue breakfast at Caloundra Air Museum and a tour afterwards led by our member and Museum volunteer Noel Dennett. Also a visit to the Pelican & Seabird Rescue Centre at Landsborough to see the great work the Twinnies and their vollies do. To join our club of retired or semi-retired men and women phone membership officer Terry on 0418 749 042. We have activities on most Tuesdays of the month.
Coolum Beach Combined
OUR club is for retired and semi-retired people looking for friendship and fun. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 2 from 9.15am at the Uniting Church, Elizabeth Street, Coolum Beach. Visitors are welcome. A guest speaker entertains us each month. Organised lunches, bus or car trips each month. For more information, phone 0429 516 788.
OUR club is all about friendship and mental stimulation for retirees. There are weekly outings such as coffee mornings, lunches, dinners and visits to places of interest. Something to please everyone and every budget. Meetings are on the fourth Monday of each month at 9.45am at the Tewantin Noosa RSL. Visitors are welcome. A donation of $5 covers morning tea. Our next meeting is on Monday, October 22. The guest speaker will be Leanne Walsh, Founder/CEO of Sunshine Butterflies that cares for disabled children and their families. Phone Geoff Bailue on 0418 145 034.
THE NAMBOUR HISTORIC MUSEUM
TO CELEBRATE the 100 year anniversary of Armistice, November 11, 1918, head with your family and friends to a special open day at the Nambour Historical Museum in honour of this historic WWI milestone on Saturday, November 10 from 10am-3pm. The special Armistice display will run for one month only and feature recollections from locals, photographs, uniforms and more. The Nambour Historic Museum is located at 18 Mitchell Street, Nambour, and has usual opening hours from Wednesday to Saturday from 1-4pm. Go to nambourmuseum. org.au or the Nambour Museum Facebook page for more information.
AGEING WITH WISDOM & STYLE WORKSHOP
ARE you an older woman feeling that some of life's joys are slipping away? come and be inspired at the Ageing With Wisdom & Style Workshop where you will discover how to transcend limiting beliefs on ageing to find happiness now and live your best years yet, as well as learn the tricks of personal styling to reflect beauty and confidence at any age. Workshop Guides are Deb, an accredited Louise Hay Heal Your Life Coach, and Cat who is a trained Personal Stylist. This uplifting event for women takes place in a friendly atmosphere and is being held on Saturday, October 20 from 10am-1.45pm at the Cooroy CWA Hall. Lunch is included. Email insideoutsidegreat @gmail.com or phone 0436 104 237.
SHARED HOUSING COMMUNITY
FACILITATING shared living to create a safe and affordable lifestyle for women who have retired from work but not from living. Better Together Shared Housing Community invites you to attend a Getting it Together Coffee Catch Up between 10am-noon at one of these venues: October 9 at Mykies By the Bay, 5 Grand Pde, Parrearra; October 31 at Maple 3 Cafe, 3 Maple Street, Maleny, and November 13 at The Velo Project, 19 Careela Street, Mooloolaba. Come and meet other participants and get an update on the project. Assistance with registration will be available if required. RSVP essential, email info@bettertogether housing.com.au.
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 at RSL House, 106 Memorial Drive, Cottontree, next to the RSL parking building. The meeting starts at 10am and is a low key, friendly meeting of people who may be able to provide support for you as you cope with melanoma. The next meeting is on Friday, October 19 at 10am. Phone Christine on 0412 689 546 or go to melanomapatients. org.au.
BOLTON CLARKE'S ROAD TRIP
AGE is no barrier to having fun - that's the message that rang out loud and clear when residents from Bolton Clarke's Centaur Memorial community at Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast, hit the road for a holiday to the Gold Coast this week. The group of 37 residents along with carers, family members and Bolton Clarke employees spend two days relaxing, rejuvenating, and seeing the sights. They caused a stir in the tourist capital with their bright shirts bearing the words "Beware: Older people still having fun". Trip highlights included a visit to Seaworld complete with front row seats to the shows, a 99th birthday celebration for resident Bert at Tweed Heads Coolangatta Golf Club and a cruise on the local waterways. Bolton Clarke Diversional Therapist Pam Greig said the group was "on a Gold Coast cloud" following the overnight stay.
ST PETER'S CHURCH, MAROOCHYDORE
NEW to Maroochydore? Looking for a way to make friends? Wanting to reflect with people on the questions of life? Why not come to St Peter's Anglican Church, corner of Beach Road and Church Street, Maroochydore? Rev Tania Eichler would like to welcome you to our services on Sundays 7am and 9am, or Wednesdays service at 9.30am. St Peter's is a welcoming church with a number of groups that meet for a cuppa, chat, craft and friendship. There is a men's group and study groups so there are a number of opportunities to meet people with different interests.
NATIONAL Servicemen's Association of Australia (Qld.) Inc. - The Association exists for the welfare and benefit of Australian 'nashos' who served in the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and the wives/widows thereof. Conscripts who served for countries other than Australia are welcome to join as associate members. To apply for the two medals to which Australian 'nashos' are entitled; to locate a branch near you or to find out the benefits of membership of the Association, phone 3324 1277 or go to nashoqld.org.au. Brisbane North West branch meets on the third Sunday of each month - next is October 21 at Gaythorne RSL, commencing at 10.15am visitors and new members are welcome. After the meeting there is the opportunity to join fellow members in the pleasant surroundings of the RSL bistro bar for lunch. For further details on Brisbane North West branch phone Dave on (07) 3366 3191.
BUDERIM GARDEN CLUB
THE next monthly meeting will be held at Buderim War Memorial Hall at 2pm on Friday, October 12, a week earlier than usual because of the Buderim Garden Festival the following week. Guest speaker will be Trevor Smith on the subject of "day lilies" and there will also be the popular "green thumbs panel" to answer members' questions on all things gardening. Members are encouraged to come early for plant stalls, raffle and seed bank. Visitors are welcome. For details, phone president John Lyon on 0448 714 561.
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY SUNSHINE COAST
WE MEET every Thursday, 7pm at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Dr, Buderim. Donation $4 to cover hall hire. 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. Paul Robb launches us into our final month of our program for the year with a surprise talk title. The second Thursday will wrap up our meditation evenings with a special guided focus. The third is a talk, Power and Significance of the Sacred Word 'Om / Aum', followed on the fourth Thursday by a special guest from The Theosophical Society HQ in Australia, Pedro Oliviera, with a talk entitled, 'The Self and its Bodies'. The last Thursday of November will be the AGM, election of new volunteer committee members, and our Christmas Party.
SUNSHINE COAST COMPUTER CLUB
ALTHOUGH some people have used a computer in their workplace they find on leaving work that their computer knowledge needs to be refreshed for use outside the work place. There is also the desire to keep active and learn something new. COME as a visitor to a weekly club meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning and have an introductory chat to our welcoming members and see what goes on at meetings if you are looking for help with your technology equipment. Phone the Club Information Line on (07 5492 1005 or go to sccc.org.au. and watch the introductory video or email the Club at email@example.com.
CWA CENT SALE
THE Maroochydore branch of the Country Women Association will be holding their next cent sale on Friday, November 23 at Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore (opposite the RSL). Doors open at 9am (not before) for a 10am start. Entry $5 and includes a lucky door prize and morning tea. Plenty of prizes to be won, so bring your friends. Everyone welcome. Phone Elaine on (07) 5475 4045 for more information.
JUST over forty years ago a group of dedicated volunteers from local Scouts and community groups had the foresight to negotiate a lease for the grounds of the former Maroochy River State School and to purchase buildings so that a permanent District Scout Camp could be established. If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the Nambour District Scout Fellowship and assisting with maintenance projects at the Dunethin Rock Scout Camp, 8 Lake Dunethin Road, Maroochy River, each Wednesday morning. Email firstname.lastname@example.org qld.com.au.
FRIENDSHIP FORCE SUNSHINE COAST
THE Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Base at Marcoola hosted a group of visitors from Japan on Saturday, September 15. Along with their local home hosts, the group heard some amazing stories about the rapid response medical care LifeFlight has provided since its inception in 1979. In the last financial year alone, the Sunshine Coast helicopter flew 450 life-saving missions costing $5.6 million, at no cost to the patients. The 13 Japanese visitors and their hosts were lucky enough to view the helicopter and chat to the crew on duty: pilot, aircrew officer, doctor and paramedic. They made a substantial donation to the aeromedical charity. The terrain and distances in Australia highlighted a contrast to emergency medical services in Japan. The visitors came from four Friendship Force clubs in Japan and were home hosted by members of the Sunshine Coast Friendship Force club. During their week-long stay they were shown the beaches and hinterland from Tewantin to Maleny, and took part in cross-cultural activities including language, food, and home life customs. For further information phone (07) 5471 7338 or go to FriendshipForceSunshine Coast.org.au.
CALOUNDRA WOODWORKING CLUB
ON SATURDAY, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 the Caloundra Woodworking Club will hold its annual Open Days. The club headquarters in Ulm St South, Caloundra will be open both days from 9am-2pm. There will be an incredible display of fine woodworking by members plus the opportunity to win one of the many prizes on offer in the monster raffle. A barbecue will operate plus morning teas. It is a great chance to purchase those extra special Christmas gifts at bargain prices. Entry is by gold coin donation.
LINE DANCING CLASS
NEWCOMERS with little or no experience. A fun activity for all ages keen to exercise the mind and body. Mondays 12.15-2pm. Sport and Recreation Centre, corner of Currimundi Road and Ilya Street, Currimundi. Cost $10. Phone Ute Woods on 0412 804 499.
IMMANUEL GARDENS OPEN DAY
FROM boule on the green to a petting zoo, more than 100 people attended Lutheran Services' Immanuel Gardens Open Day on September 19 in Buderim. The free event, hosted within the retirement living and aged care community, provided locals the opportunity to take guided tours of the grounds, tuck into some delicious food and experience what life would be like living in the village. Showing local seniors that they don't have to move away to still enjoy living in an over 65s community, qualified Lutheran staff hosted guided tours of the grounds and accommodation offerings with guests also treated to morning tea and refreshments while listening to some live music.
CALOUNDRA SENIOR CITIZENS' CLUB
NEW Latin Dance class starts Tuesday, October 2 from 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. Partner not needed. Phone Maribel on (07) 5492 2805. Our Monday program has tai chi exercises which are easy to do just following the teacher. Also indoor bowls, bolivia, whist, and 500. Wednesdays music, indoor bowls, mah jong, hoy and 500. Thursdays a second tai chi exercise class. Membership now $5. Entry for members $5 for each activity. Phone (07) 5438 1403 for details or if you would like a copy of the weekly program with times please email raymoni@optus net.com.au. Uniting Church hall, 56C Queen Street, Caloundra.
SHARED HOUSING COMMUNITY
FACILITATING shared living to create a safe and affordable lifestyle for women who have retired from work, but not from living. Better Together Shared Housing Community invites you to attend a Getting it Together Coffee Catch Up between 10am-noon at one of these venues: October 4 at The Post Coffee 7 Windsor Road, Burnside; October 9 at Mykies By the Bay 5 Grand Pde Parrearra; October 31 at Maple 3 Cafe, 3 Maple Street, Maleny and November 13 at The Velo Project, 19 Careela Street, Mooloolaba. Come and meet other participants and get an update on the project. Assistance with registration will be available if required. RSVP essential as places are limited, email info@bettertogether housing.com.au.
RETIRED or about to retire? Association of Independent Retirees (AIR Limited) Noosa Branch 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. Next Meeting Thursday, October 11 from 9.45am for 10am at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Guest speaker is Joshua van Gestel, Sunsuper's national education manager. Topic: With an election looming Joshua will discuss Labor's policies - including franking credits, trusts and capital gains tax plus the "Trump Effect". We seek a fair outcome for retirees. $6pp members, $10pp non-members includes morning tea. Visitors welcome. Phone (07) 5448 2985 email airnoosacommunications @gmail.com or go to facebook.com/AIRNoosa.
VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women.
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. Our next lunch & meeting is on October 3 from 11am for a 11.30am start at Buderim Tavern. Cost: $28. RSVP: Pat Cooney on (07) 5445 6329.
WE ENJOYED a magical celebration at our recent gala 23rd birthday dinner. The theme for the evening was 'Dinner at Tiffany's - Audrey Hepburn Style with Diamonds and Pearls'. The nine VIEW Clubs in our zone sponsor 54 Learning for Life students to assist with their educational expenses. If you are interested in our club, phone secretary Sue on 0403 504 408.
WE WILL have an outing on October 3 which will be morning tea in a local park with games for those wanting to join in. Our lunch meeting will be on October 17 at 11am at Glasshouse Sports Club when our guest speaker will be Ann Ross from Bee Keeping Hive Haven. Anyone who would like to join us would be most welcome - Phone Lynda on (07) 5494 7875 or Dianne on (07) 5493 0556.
MANAGING ANXIETY WORKSHOPS
LEARN how to manage anxiety in your life. Over four weeks learn about the nature of worry/anxiety, managing the symptoms of anxiety, and planning for future life without overwhelming worry. This free course will be offered at Maroochydore Community Health Centre in Sixth Aveune, Cotton Tree, Thursdays from October 4, 1-3pm. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone Christine to book your place on (07) 5459 6901 (business hours; ask for Christine, Social Worker).
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 (07) 5448 4229.
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)54852007.
THE Lioness Club of Caloundra has just drawn their Father's Day raffle with all prizes delivered to or collected by the lucky winners. All winners are very happy with their prizes. The Clubs Publicity Officer Wendy Jensen said today that the Club really appreciated the support from Bunnings, Repco and the RSL from Caloundra who provided all the prizes for the raffle. "Every dollar from ticket sales will go towards the Australian Lions Foundation Drought Appeal along with numerous other donations received for this is appeal during the ticket selling. The support of the community for the raffle and their donations is very much appreciated". Ms Jensen said that the support of the Pelican Waters Shopping Centre and the Caloundra Super IGA and Centre management was also important in making this fundraising activity a great success.The Australian Lions Foundation has already donated $100,000 for drought relief with all Lions and Lioness Clubs in Australia pledging to raise another $400,000 towards this appeal. All money raised will be provided directly to those affected to assist them and their local businesses to get through the current drought. The club meets at the Caloundra Golf Club every third Wednesday at 6.30pm and new members are welcome. If you are interested in attending one of our meetings or finding out about us and what we do, phone our president Lynn Webber on 0407 156 682 or vice-president Lois Hadfield (07) 5493 6575 for further information.
AGLOW - Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, October 12 from 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Come along and bring a friend. Phone Melva on (07) 5443 5752 or Dorothy (07) 5476 4190. Aglow is a world-wide non-denominational Christian organisation with Branches in over 170 Nations on 6 Continents.
BUDDINA COAST CARE
JOIN us under the shade of the casuarina trees any time between 8-10am for our dune care activities (planting natives and removing weeds) on Tuesday, October 9 and Tuesday, November 13 at Beach Access 201 on Pacific Blvd, Buddina (opposite La Balsa Park). All provisions, tools, plants, conversation and morning tea are provided Buddina Coast Care is a small community volunteer group and new volunteers and visitors are welcome. Meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. Facebook.com/ Buddinacoastcare/.