EARTH, SMOKE & FIRE: A Ceramic Exhibition by Wendy Britton and Gail Grossman in the Carriage Room at the Pomona Railway Station Gallery until November 14.
EARTH, SMOKE & FIRE: A Ceramic Exhibition by Wendy Britton and Gail Grossman in the Carriage Room at the Pomona Railway Station Gallery until November 14.

Group Guide: Sunshine Coast


OUR next meeting is on Wednesday, November 14 at 10.15am (note new time). Come and join us for a coffee and find out what we do. Visitors very welcome at Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club, Coolum Beach. Phone Leonie on 0411 248 505 for more details.


RETIRED or about to retire? Association of Independent Retirees (AIR Limited) Noosa branch is the peak national not-for-profit organisation supporting self-funded retirees or those about to retire. Next meeting is on Thursday, November 8 from 10am at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. $6 members, $10 non-members includes morning tea. Visitors welcome. Phone (07) 5448 2985, email or go to


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 $5, which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening as Pat and Norm provide New Vogue as well as Old Time Dancing. Come and be a spectator, and see if you will enjoy it. Everyone is welcome. Phone (07) 5485 2007 for more information, or come and visit.


COOROY-POMONA Lions are holding their next Bookfest at the Lion's Den in Mountain Street, Pomona on Saturday, November 10. Open 8am-2pm. A great range of good value books of all kinds, for adults and children on sale. Stock up for your Christmas reading. For information, phone (07) 5485 3236.


NOW in its 23rd year, National Recycling Week is an opportunity to put the focus on the environmental benefits of recycling. On Wednesday, November 14 at the Lawson Shed, Pomona, Emma Menzies will be talking up a storm about recycling - From Waste War to Recycling Reboot.

Emma is the Sustainability Officer with Noosa Council and makes it her business to know just what we can recycle, where our recycling goes and what processes it goes through. If there are any questions you want answered about recycling this is the place to be. Time: 9.30-11am. Cost: $3 donation for morning tea. For bookings, phone (07)5485 2427.


WE MEET every Thursday from 7pm at the Croquet Club in Syd Lingard Drive, 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.


COUNTRY music concerts at the Hall of Fame, 24 Steggalls Road, Yandina are held on the second Saturday (traditional country) and third Sunday (more upbeat and diverse) of every month 1pm to 5pm. Toe tapping music with a great band, local artists and a guest artist. Walk-ups welcome. Raffle and door prizes, canteen open, free afternoon tea. Entry $8. Concession $6. Inquiries with Jim on 0437 191 004.


AGLOW Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, November 9 from 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside. Entry of $8 includes morning tea. Come along and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Women and men are all welcome. Come along and bring a friend. For more information, phone Melva on (07) 5443 5752 or Dorothy (07) 5476 4190. Aglow is a world-wide non-denominational Christian organisation with branches in more than 170 nations on six continents.


THE Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service provides free information sessions to people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre diabetes. The free session covers information on type 2 diabetes self-management, communication with health professionals, lifestyle change, healthy eating and emotional well-being. The final two sessions for 2018 are Gympie Thursday, November 22 and Maroochydore on Wednesday, November 28. Bookings are essential on (07) 5479 9670.


BUDERIM Gardens Retirement Village Social Club is holding a Christmas Bazaar in their Community Hall on Friday, November 23, opening time 3.30pm. Home made preserves and cakes will be available as well as a variety of hand-crafted goods including jewellery, stoneware, ceramics, paintings and artwork and much more. A light dinner selection will also be available, so come along and enjoy the bazaar, then relax and have a drink with some dinner and listen to the music. Buderim Gardens is opposite Headland Bowls Club at 405 Mooloolaba Road, Buderim. Parking both on site and across the road and a warm welcome is extended to everyone.


WITH more people using telephones, tablets as well as computers for shopping, banking, social networking etc the need for knowledge about how to keep personal details as secure as possible is an important aspect at the club. Come as a visitor to a weekly cub meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning and have an introductory chat to our welcoming members and see a meeting in progress, if you are looking for to help with your technology equipment. Phone the club information line on (07) 5492 1005, or go to and watch the introductory video, or email the


PRYME Movers is a program for seniors at the YMCA Caloundra and now has three sessions with Di Clapp, a very experienced pilates instructor on Tuesdays at 10.30am, Thursdays at 10.30am and now Wednesdays at 11.30am. For more information, phone (07) 5438 0944.


TO CELEBRATE the 100-year anniversary of Armistice on November 11, head down with your family and friends to a day at the Nambour Historical Museum for the opening of a special display in honour of this historic World War I milestone on Saturday, November 10 from 10am-3pm. The 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, 1-4pm. Entry cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children. Go to or the Nambour Museum Facebook page.


THE Australian Railway Historical Society Queensland under our trading name Sunshine Express Rail Tours are pleased to announce that we are returning to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, November 17. Our main line express steam train will depart Brisbane at 8.10am and arrive at Yandina 10.40am (estimated timings at this stage).

The Brisbane passengers will then go by coach to Eumundi Markets or Noosa. For Sunshine Coast residents the steam train will then do a shuttle to Cooroy and return. Depart Yandina at 11.20am (estimated timings at this stage) and arrive at Yandina 12.39pm. In Cooroy the steam locomotive will run around the train ready for the trip back to Yandina. This is a fantastic trip as the steam locomotive has to work very hard on the steep gradient from Eumundi to Cooroy and the sound of the steam locomotive is something to experience from on board the train.

The train will comprise Queensland Railway heritage carriages so travellers can enjoy the way express train rail travel used to be in Queensland back in the steam train days. The fares on the Yandina-Cooroy- Yandina shuttle are $30 for adults and $15 for children (4 to 15 inclusive).

For bookings on line visit the Sunshine Express website, go to or phone (07) 3252 1759 (Tuesday-Thursday from 10am-3pm only).


MAKE a meaningful contribution to better the community. Be rewarded with a sense of purpose, satisfaction and achievement. Join presenters from Volunteering Sunshine Coast to hear about the value of volunteering across this great region. Learn new skills and gain experience. Have fun and develop friendships. Gain information on the wide selection of volunteer opportunities available on the Sunshine Coast and find out how to get involved.

Maleny Library on Friday, November 9 at 10.30am-noon; Kawana Library on Thursday, November 15 at 10-11.30am; Nambour Library on Tuesday, November 20 at 10-11.30am; Maroochydore Library on Thursday, November 22 at 10.30am-noon; Caloundra Library on Tuesday, November 27 at 10-11.30am; Beerwah Library on Friday, November 30 at 10-11.30am. Free. Registration essential, go to volunteeringsunshine, phone (07) 5475 8989 or library.sunshinecoast.


MEMBERS of Kawana Senior Citizens, who normally meet every Thursday at the Community Hall, Kawana Library, will celebrate Christmas and the end of a wonderful year of friendship and fun during 2018 with a Christmas Luncheon on December 7.

The club will then be in recess until we all meet again on January 10 at 9.30am. For information regarding our meetings each Thursday, phone Selima on (07) 5452 5979.


GOOD TIMES: Kawana Seniors members at a recent meeting enjoying regular activities like dancing and indoor bowls.
GOOD TIMES: Kawana Seniors members at a recent meeting enjoying regular activities like dancing and indoor bowls.


WE WILL hold a seminar at the Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association hall in Burke St, Golden Beach on Saturday, November 10. End of World War I: The Soldiers Come Home, will be a commemorative centenary event of the Great War 1914-1918 with four excellent speakers. The seminar is proudly sponsored by Caloundra RSL and memorabilia will be on display during the day. entry fee is $35 for the general public and includes morning and afternoon teas, as well as a light lunch. RSVP to Roz Kuss (07) 5493 1197 or Valerie Thornton (07) 5437 3879.


POMONA'S Old Railway Station Gallery will hold its next Art Market on Saturday, November 24 from 9am-1pm. The popular market is an opportunity to meet local artists and to buy quality work direct from the artists at an affordable price. There will be many stalls exhibiting original paintings, drawings, ceramics, woodwork and more. Nothing will be priced over $100, with all proceeds going to the artists.

For those interested in participating, more information is available on the gallery website, go to or from the gallery at 10 Station Street, Pomona or phone (07) 5485 2950. Deadline for applications is November 21.


THE Palmwoods Markets are held in the Palmwoods Community Hall on the first Sunday of each month, from 8am-noon. The next market is on December 2. Our craft ladies have been busy with Christmas in mind - making lovely children's clothes, Christmas decorations, beautiful gifts for Christmas giving. Home baking will be available, lovely plants for your garden or home or for Christmas giving, special treats for your dogs, books, Retro Gear, jewellery - and the list goes on. Our famous coffee will also be served by our happy barista. See you there.


THE Palmwoods Singers joined in the global peace initiative, One Day One Choir, to sing for peace on September 21. The One Day One Choir is an inspiring global peace initiative that uses the harmonious power of singing together to unite people around the world on Peace Day. The event was a precursor to the Singers' involvement later in the year in the Palmwoods 100th Remembrance Ceremony on November 11.

Musical Director, Marjorie Murray said "Through a Spirit of Service State Government grant, the Palmwoods Information and Heritage Centre under the auspices of The Memorial Hall will stage the Welcome Home Parade. This will involve local school children carrying hand-crafted ceramic poppies bearing the names appearing on the WW1 And WW2 honour boards. Following the Remembrance Service, a magnificent, specially commissioned stained glass window depicting Flanders Fields will be unveiled to take pride of place overlooking the Palmwoods Heritage Precinct.


WE INVITE you to either our 7am Traditional service or our 9am Family Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 2 when Bishop Jeremy Greaves, Bishop of the Northern Region of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland will be preaching. Rev Tania Eichler would like to welcome all who wish to celebrate with us.

After the service join us for refreshments in St Peter's Cafe (our Church Hall). St Peter's Anglican Church is on the corner of Church Street and Beach Road, Maroochydore. Everyone is welcome to all our activities, including a 9.30am service on Wednesday mornings.


DECK the halls, dress the table, decorate the tree and do the Christmas gift shopping... all in one place and without blowing the budget. It's easy at the Buderim Christmas Fair, Saturday, November 24 at the War Memorial Hall, Buderim Library, Craft Cottage and gardens. With the emphasis on handmade, local, quality products the stalls will be bursting with all things Christmas.

For the gift list you will be able to pick up toys, homewares, homemade soaps, plants and more with all stalls run by local community groups and market traders. A huge variety of good quality used books will help fill stockings and are perfect for a summer afternoon of reading and relaxation. Buderim Craft Cottage and gardens corner Church and Main Streets, Buderim will also open all afternoon on Friday, November 23 from 12-5pm. The artists are busy working on wonderful, unique creations with an emphasis on Christmas. From exquisite baubles to decorations for the house and the tree they have it all.

This is the place to find all that is handmade and original: artworks, paintings, pottery and sculpture, cards, jewellery in silver and gemstones. The yarn and fabric artists will offer fashion, toys, home wares, embroidery, and knitting. Refreshments will be served up in the Craft Cottage kitchenSit in the gardens and listen to live music while enjoying a Devonshire tea or sandwiches, cake and a cuppa made by Cottage members.

On Saturday, November 24 - Memorial Hall, Buderim Library, Craft Cottage and gardens 8am-3pm. Lions stalls close 2.30pm and Library stalls close 2pm. Parking: Street and nearby parking supplemented by supervised parking at signed locations with $2 fee and all proceeds going back to the community.


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. The last meeting for 2018 is on November 16 and will start at 10am. It is a low-key, friendly meeting of people who may be able to help you cope with melanoma. For more information, phone Christine on 0412 689 546 or go to


NOVEMBER dates: Benny-O on Saturday 10 at 6.30-9.30pm; Alan Kelly on Sunday 11 at 2-5pm; Chris Ramsay on Friday 16 at 6.30-9.30pm; Brown Trouts on Saturday 17 at noon; Sunny Coast Rude Boys on Saturday 17 at 8pm doors open; Charlie Bob Nelson on Saturday 17 at 6.30-9.30pm; Alan Kelly on Sunday 18 at 2-5pm; Jay Bishoff on Friday 23 at 6.30-9.30pm; Brown Trouts on Saturday 24 at noon; Maddi Clarke on Saturday 24 at 6.30-9.30pm; Alan Kelly on Sunday 25 at 2-5pm; Imperial Jam Night in the Bunker on Thursday 29 at 7pm and Dean Gray on Friday 30 from 6.30-9.30pm.


WE HOLD monthly meetings at Cooroy Memorial Hall, 23 Maple Street, Cooroy on the third Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6pm. A market takes place where we share surplus home grown produce and plants by giving, exchanging or selling. Entry is a $4 donation for non-members, $2 for members. The entry donation entitles you to supper. The meeting begins at 6.30pm and the night is complete with a "bring a plate" shared supper at 8pm. All welcome.


HELD 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.


WALLACE House Monday Watercolour Group Exhibition in the Banana Shed and will be opening their first art exhibition until November 22. The exhibition represents a diverse range of themes, techniques and experience. The group of 10 meets each Monday afternoon at Wallace House, Noosa for a collaborative session of art, fun and friendship and are tutored fortnightly. Also featured is Earth, Smoke and Fire, a ceramic exhibition by Wendy Britton and Gail Grossman in the Carriage Room, until November 14.

Made from the Earth and using Smoke & Fire, this is a more environmentally sustainable way to fire as fallen timber, food scraps and animal manure are recycled. These handmade forms are all one of a kind and can never be duplicated due to the varying of materials and conditions. Located at 10 Station Street, Pomona.

For more information and updates, go to or Facebook and Instagram@pomonarailway stationgallery.


NEWCOMERS/Absolute beginners with little or no experience are welcome. A fun activity and exercise for mind and body. Mondays at 12.15pm Sport and Recreation Centre, corner of Currimundi Road and Ilya Street, Currimundi. Saturdays at 9am Uniting Church Hall, 6 Milwell Street, Maroochydore. Cost $10.

Phone Ute Woods on 0412 804 499.


Caloundra 86

CLUB members enjoyed a bus trip to visit the Sunshine Coast Council Waste Resource Education Centre and Resource Recovery Centre tour at Nambour. This was very informative on what all of us should be doing with recycle rubbish. This was followed by lunch at Palmwoods Hotel. A great day of fun and fellowship. If you would like more information on our club of retired and semi-retired men and women, phone membership officer Terry on 0418749042.

Combined Coolum Beach

THE next meeting is on November 6 at the Uniting Church, Elizabeth Street, Coolum Beach, commencing at 9.15am. Visitors and guests are welcome.

Currimundi Combined Inc.

WE MEET on the second Wednesday of each month at The Indoor Bowls Club, Burke Street, Golden Beach at 9am for 9.30am start. The activities are: barbecue breakfast, book club, bowls, coffee and chat, craft, darts, golf, tennis, trips (day/away), walks, camps, lunches, and evening dine-outs. This club is filled with the 3 F's (Friendship, Fellowship and Fun) especially fun. We are a group of people who love to explore new things and places and embrace the old. Phone secretary Marilyn Schiffer on 0438925294.


TOP GUNS: Probus Club of Currimundi Combined members at the Amberley RAAF Aviation Heritage Centre, where they looked over many aircraft including a F111, Canberra Bomber, Sopwith and Huey Helicopter.
TOP GUNS: Probus Club of Currimundi Combined members at the Amberley RAAF Aviation Heritage Centre, where they looked over many aircraft including a F111, Canberra Bomber, Sopwith and Huey Helicopter.

Tewantin Noosa

OUR club is all about friendship and mental stimulation for retirees. There are weekly outings such as coffee mornings, lunches, dinners, theatre nights and visits to nearby places of interest. Meetings are on the fourth Monday of the month commencing at 9.45am at Tewantin Noosa RSL. Visitors welcome. Morning tea is $5. Our November meeting is on Monday, November 26. Guest speakers will be former president, Paul Herrick and his wife Rhonda recently back from touring the famous wine areas in southwest France then returning home via Canada. For further information, phone Geoff Bailue on 0418145034.


Buderim VIEW Club

OUR next Lunch and Meeting is on Wednesday, November 7 from 11am for a 11.30am start at the Buderim Tavern. Cost: $28. RSVP: Pat Cooney on (07) 5445 6329. Do 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. Phone 0407 030 254 for more information.

Caloundra Evening

GUEST speaker, Michele Jackson from the Sunshine Council spoke at our recent dinner meeting on the subject of fish bio-diversity associated with Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS) in southeast Queensland, compared to oceans. There are four such lagoons on the Sunshine Coast - Tooway Creek, Stumers Creek , Coondabah Lake and Bells Creek . Michele was pleased to report that all the waterways in these ICOLS are very healthy.

In recent years she has worked with a coastal team surveying fish bio-diversity, mapping seagrass, sampling marine species , reducing marine litter and planning and coordinating coastal projects. The ladies were interested to hear that Bells Creek is in the top ten areas in the world for fish bio-diversity. We welcome all Caloundra ladies to monthly dinners and many social outings held with the goal of fundraising to sponsor disadvantaged students through the Smiths Family's Learning for Life Program. If you would like to know more about the VIEW Club phone Sue on 0403 504 408.


COFFEE AND A CHAT: Glasshouse Country VIEW Club ladies recently enjoyed a morning at Vianta Cafe in Beerwah.
COFFEE AND A CHAT: Glasshouse Country VIEW Club ladies recently enjoyed a morning at Vianta Cafe in Beerwah.

Glasshouse Country

OUR outing for November will be to celebrate Melbourne Cup - some of our members will join together at a member's home for fun laughter and a buffet lunch others will go to Club Glasshouse to join in the celebrations there. Our lunch meeting will be on November 21 at Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club at 11am and we will be having a games morning. Anyone who would like to join us would be most welcome. Please phone either Lynda on (07) 5494 7875 or Janet on 0448 845 303 for more information. VIEW clubs raise money for the Smith Family and The Learning For Life Program at all our functions - our club supports 5 Learning For Life students.


OUR next luncheon will be held on Friday, November 23 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, phone Sandi on 0429 022 033.

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