LOOKING FESTIVE: Laura Hall, Heather Taylor, Julie Geraghty, Nancy Stewart and Merle Rowe mix and mingle at the Caloundra Evening VIEW Dinner.
LOOKING FESTIVE: Laura Hall, Heather Taylor, Julie Geraghty, Nancy Stewart and Merle Rowe mix and mingle at the Caloundra Evening VIEW Dinner.

Group guide: Sunshine Coast

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CFHRI held our last members meeting for the year on November 15, 2018 . Whether you are a beginner or have been researching your descendants for years , there is always something to learn and be amazed by the knowledge of the monthly guest speakers and the various small group outings to local museums and libraries that the group is associated with.

Our rooms open again on Saturday, January 12, at 9am-noon for people who want to use our resources (library, computers and onsite expert advice). Our next members meeting is on Thursday, January 17 at 1.30pm and our guest speaker will be Ann Swain (Historian and GenealogistFor more go to caloundrafamily history.org.au or phone Cathy Meyer on 0411881 745.


Caloundra Evening

WE CELEBRATED Christmas in style at our recent dinner held at the Caloundra Power Boat Club. The Dinner, themed 'Jingle, Jingle, Mix and Mingle' was a fitting end to a successful year of fundraising and a busy social calendar. Dressed in their colourful Christmas attire, the ladies dined and danced enthusiastically to the music of the very entertaining Billy Guy. VIEW Members celebrated a successful year of fundraising and the addition of sixteen new members. VIEW ladies are a very friendly group who welcome new members to their many social events. For more information phone Sue on 0403 504 408.

Glasshouse Country

WE JUST held our Christmas party which was a fun day for all. Our next outing will be on January 2 at 10am when we will meet at Vianta café in Simpson Street for morning tea. Anyone who would like to join us or obtain more information about our club should phone either Lynda on 07 5494 7875 or Trish on 07 5493 0026.

Glasshouse Country VIEW club ladies having fun at their Christmas party.
Glasshouse Country VIEW club ladies having fun at their Christmas party.

Glasshouse Country VIEW club ladies having fun at their recent Christmas party.
Glasshouse Country VIEW club ladies having fun at their recent Christmas party.


MAKE a great start to the New Year by coming along to a meeting of the on the third Tuesday of the month at 9.30am at Pelican Waters Tavern, next is January 15. We have various activities throughout the month mainly on Tuesdays and also a bi-monthly day outing. We are a friendly group of retired and semi-retired men and women who like to have fun and enjoy fellowship. Contact our Membership Officer Terry on 0418 749 042.


LOOKING for a mental challenge and a great social experience? Why not learn to play Bridge at the Buderim Contract Bridge Club, Education Centre, Hibiscus Retirement Resort, Lakehead Drive entrance, Chancellor Park. Bridge Classes for beginners every Wednesday from February 6-April 10 from 9am-11.15am and include a break for morning tea.

Following the lessons, supervised bridge with planned hands will be held from 9am-11.15am for six weeks, April 24-May 29. The cost is $30 and includes ten lessons, textbook, lesson sheets morning tea, six weeks of supervised bridge and Membership fees to June 30, 2019. Phone the Club Secretary, Jean Thompson on 07 5445 4618 or email: jeanthompson1 @tpg.com.au.


COME along to the North Shore Community Centre, Mudjimba on Monday evenings 7pm and Wednesdays 9am. At Woombye Hall on Mondays 9am. Keep your mind active and body fit with dance. Fun fitness friendship and great music. Phone Barbara on 0407 733 280. Classes for 2019 start February 4.


STARTING January 21 our Monday program has Tai Chi exercises (all standing up) that are easy to do following the teacher. Also Indoor bowls, Bolivia, Whist, and 500. Tuesdays Latin dance class 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. Partner not needed. Wednesdays music show, Hoy, Indoor bowls, Mah Jong, 500. Thursdays a second Tai Chi exercise class. Annual sub $10. Entry for members $5 for each activity (visitors $6). Phone (07) 5438 1403 for details or for a copy of the weekly program with times please email raymoni @optusnet.com.au. Uniting Church hall, 56C Queen St, Caloundra.


WE WILL be presenting not one but two One Act Plays - A Heavenly Pair written and directed by John Burrows and Faded Glories by Ian Austin music by Gavin Hawley, directed by Ian Terrey. Plus A Teeny Weeny bit of Musical Fun on Wednesday, January 30, at 7.30pm preview - $20; February 1 and 8 at 7.30pm; February 2, 3, 9, 10 at 2pm. Prices - Adults $25, Con $24, FOC , Members and Groups $22. CCTC Theatre 3 Piringa St Wurtulla. Bookings on (07) 5491 4937.


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: Investment Discussion Group on Thursday, January 17, at 8.45am for 9am at The Uniting Church, Grasstree Court, Sunrise Beach. Topic: General discussion on the economic climate and investment trends. We seek a fair outcome for retirees. $6 pp members $10 pp non-members includes morning tea. Phone 07 5448 2985.


WE WILL be holding our next information session at the CWA Hall (opposite the Maroochy RSL) Maroochydore on Wednesday, January 16, at 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Our organisation believes all Australians should have choice in their end of life decisions.We do ask for a $5 donation for the hall hire, if you are able. This also covers the cost of refreshments. Phone Denise on 07 5477 5569.


Coolum and District

OUR next meeting is on Wednesday, February 13, at 10.15am at the Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club, Coolum Beach. Come and join us for a coffee and find out what we do. Visitors welcome. Phone Leonie on 0411 248 505 for more details.

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