Group guide: Sunshine Coast
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, 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.
SUNSHINE COAST CONCERT BAND
THE Sunshine Coast Concert Band directed by Ken Chadwick OAM will be performing in the Kawana hall Nanyima Street, Buddina behind the library on Saturday, December 8 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door and include a home baked afternoon tea. Raffle prizes are available. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of top entertainment with a great variety of music and talented vocalists and featuring The Coastal Caring Clowns. All inquiries to Toni at sunshinecoaster49 @gmail.com. For all future events, go to sccb.org.au.
A CAPPELLA CHOIR CONCERT
"A PLACE FOR US" A Cappella Choir Concert Featuring: Good Vibrations [popular] and Chamber Choir [Classical] on Friday, December 7 at 7.30pm. Uniting Church Hall, Werin Street, Tewantin. Admission $12 conc. $10. Directed by Andrew Emmet. Email andrewjemmet @gmail.com or phone (07) 5474 1498.
OUR monthly meetings are held 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. At our November meeting, keynote speaker Elisabeth Fekonia's presentation will outline the beginnings and growth of our sister club Yandina Community Gardens. Our second speaker, Svenning Prytz's presentation will be about Native Bees.
SUNSHINE COAST COMPUTER CLUB
Over the years the range of assistance needed and given by the club has broadened from computers to include telephones, tablets and other smart devices. Now that shopping, banking, social networking etc are used by more people assistance on these is called for. Members are alerted to safe use of technology to avoid scams. 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 to help with your technology equipment. Phone (07) 5492 1005, go to sccc.org.au or email the club at email@example.com.
LAST Wednesday the Buderim VIEW Club held their last social event for the year. It was held at the fabulous See Restaurant in Mooloolaba. Approximately 36 members attended and all of them thoroughly enjoyed the luncheon.
'LEARNING' was the topic of choice at our recent dinner. Guest speaker Marion Allan has been the co-ordinator of The Smith Family's Learning for Life Program on the Sunshine Coast for ten years. She leads a team of four workers who assist volunteers to tutor and mentor disadvantaged students in after-school Learning Clubs on the Sunshine Coast. The students relax and debrief over afternoon tea, form relationships and gradually overcome their fears, gaining confidence to learn. When students are supported in this way, school attendance increases to 90 per cent and 81 per cent actually want to go to school and feel encouraged to complete homework. Some parents also become engaged by the program and whole families are changed and inspired by participation. Phone Sue on 0403 504 408.
WE WILL have our Christmas party at 11am on Wednesday, December 5 at the Glasshouse Sports Club. It will be a fun day with skits, games, raffles and a buffet lunch. Anyone who would like to join us or obtain more information, phone Lynda on (07) 5494 7875 or Trish on (07) 5493 0026.
AGLOW SUNSHINE COAST
WE ARE having a High Tea on Friday, December 7 at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside. Entry $8. 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 six continents.
AIR Noosa Branch
RETIRED or About to Retire? Association of Independent Retirees (AIR Limited) Noosa Branch. AIR 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 is on Thursday, December 6 from 9.45am for 10am at the South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Guest speaker: Leonie Barnes. Topic: My Life of Living Dangerously. Cost: $10pp, Members $25pp, non-Members includes catered Christmas fare. Visitors welcome. Phone (07) 5448 2985 or email airnoosasecretary@ gmail.com or facebook. com/AIRNoosa.
SUNSHINE COAST SCRABBLE CLUB
WE WELCOME new members. Meeting at 2pm Fridays at Nambour RSL. Phone Trevor on (07) 5445 7770 for more information.
SUNSHINE COAST COMPUTER CLUB INC
OUR Club had two members celebrating their 90th birthdays days apart at the meeting at Caloundra on October 27. 90th birthdays are rather an event at clubs but having two members within days of each other is unusual. Further information can be given by an email reply to the above address or phone to the Club Information Line (07) 5492 1005 (please leave a message).
PLANT TREES VOLUNTEERS
WE ARE an environmental education and support organisation that encourages and educates people about planting trees. By planting trees we can all change our world for the better and improve air quality, provide natural habitats, increase rainfall and provide a secure and healthy world for our children to grow up in.
Our engaging Plant Trees Please flyers are in cafes and eateries throughout the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
We are looking for volunteers to help us distribute flyers into more locations throughout Brisbane and southeast Queensland. This would be as simple as just to maintain the supply of flyers in their own local areas. We already have the flyers. If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful movement please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Facebook page Planttreesplease.org and send us a message.
MOOLOOLAH RIVERWATCH AND LANDCARE NURSERY
MRWL is having an Open Day on Wednesday, December 12. It will be open from 8am-4pm. Throughout the day there will be tours throughout the nursery and Sunshine Coast Biocontrol Facility. We are also offering workshops on planting trees/potting up natives/'recipes' for potting mix/growing from cuttings. Anyone interested in registering for these workshops should phone (07) 5494 5074 or email MRWLoffice@gmail.com. There will be 20 per cent discount on all plant stock on the day and a lucky door prize. At 2pm there will be visiting dignitaries and talks. We are happy to announce that we will be open to the public on Saturdays from 8.30am-12.30pm.
HEADLAND- BUDERIM CROQUET CLUB
Come & Try sessions are now available Free, every Friday 2.30pm. Phone (07) 5476 5527. For other times phone (07) 5443 3339. Follow up coaching is available. Caters for competitive and social play all year round. Offers gentle exercise with great mental stimuli plus it's great fun. We're a very friendly club and would love to have you come along.
SUNSHINE 60 & BETTER GROUP INC.
SUNSHINE 60 & Better Group Inc. through the Older People Action Program supports older people to develop and manage healthy aging programs in their own communities. The focus is on increasing people's awareness of healthy lifestyle options, therefore decreasing social isolation and improving linkages with other service agencies. Activities held at our hall on the end of the Nambour Railway Station. Mah Jong, craft and social days. Guest speaker once a month, includes morning and afternoon tea. Phone (07) 5444 5833 or email email@example.com.
ST PETER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS SERVICES
REV Tania Eichler welcome all to our Sunday, December 23 we have Holy Communion, 7-9am; Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), Carols at 11.30pm; Holy Communion, midnight Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day). Celebrate with us at Holy Communion and the Blessing of the Nativity Scene on Sunday, December 30 Holy Communion, 7-9am. Our 9.30am Wednesday Service finishes on December 19 and re-starts on Wednesday, February 6 St Peter's Anglican Church is 1 Church Street, Maroochydore or go to anglicanmaroochydore. org.au.