Group guide: Sunshine Coast


THE next ADFAS presentation will be FIESTA - Festivals in Modern Mexico on Monday, May 20 from 6.30pm for 6.45pm start at the Drama Theatre Matthew Flinders College, Stringybark Road, Buderim. Mexico has a vast range of visually splendid festivals, many lavish processions and masked dances with richly decorated costumes. Some commemorate national events, most are religious in inspiration. Come to the lecture and find out more from Chloe Sayer who has spent many years researching Latin American ancient traditions and contemporary craft skills. She has written books on Mexico and the Incas and has worked on documentaries for the BBC. ADFAS is a not-for-profit organisation providing superbly illustrated monthly presentations on diverse topics within the arts and related disciplines.

For bookings, phone Brian on (07) 5445 4439. Visitors cost is $25. Bookings essential. Full annual memberships are available. Email sunshine or go to societies/queensland/ sunshine-coast.


Kawana Waters Probus club's April meeting guest speaker was Ian Malcolm from the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Sunshine Coast.
Kawana Waters Probus club's April meeting guest speaker was Ian Malcolm from the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Sunshine Coast.


WE MEET every Thursday from 7pm at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Donation $4 to cover hall hire. This May we present for inquiry topics current for this age and the theosophical view of these. Why not come along for discussions and talks on things that matter? All welcome.

Phone Lodge President Joyce Thompson on 0417 873 481 or email theosocsunshinecoast


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 0407 456 939 for more information, or come and visit.


NATIONAL Volunteer Week celebrations will run from May 20-26. In anticipation of this year's events, if your organisation is in need of gifts for your volunteers, Volunteer Gifts Australia has a broad range of gift ideas including magnets, mugs, tea towels, tote bags and more. If you are looking for ways to give back to your volunteers this National Volunteer Week, go to


HELD at North Shore Community Centre, Mudjimba on Monday evenings 7pm and Wednesdays 9am. At Woombye Hall on Mondays 9am and Thursdays 9am at Yandina School of Arts Hall. Keep your mind active and body fit with dance. Fun fitness friendship and great music.

Phone Barbara on 0407 733 280.


OUR next meeting is on Wednesday, May 8 from 10.15am at Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club, Coolum Beach. Come and join us for a coffee and find out what we do. Visitors very welcome.

Phone Leonie on 0411 248 505 for more details.


JOIN us under the shade of the Casuarina trees anytime between 8-10am for our dune care activities (planting natives and removing weeds) on Tuesday, May 14 at Beach Access 205-206 on Pacific Blvd, Buddina. 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. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Follow us on coastcare.


ST VINCENT De Paul will be holding a mega election week-end book and plant sale at The Good Shepherd Centre, Nanyima St, Buddina (opposite the Kawana Library) on Saturday, May 18 from 8am-3pm and Sunday, May 19 from 9am-2pm. This event is getting bigger and better each year. There will be a great selection of fiction, non-fiction, children's books, DVDs and much more. You will also find a large range of beautiful plants. This will be great for anyone starting up their garden or just adding to it. All proceeds go towards enabling Vinnies to provide assistance to those going through difficult times in our local community. Donations of books, plants and pots would be greatly appreciated.

Phone Maria on (07) 5478 2954.


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 the club information line on (07) 5492 1005 or go to and watch the introductory video, or email the club at


NAVIGATING fees, charges and accommodation options for seniors can be a daunting process. Join Sharyn Hampson from RetireInvest and gain a better understanding of what to consider before entering an aged care facility. Learn more about what costs to expect with care facilities and how to avoid hidden charges. Get more information on in-house care options. Discover benefits you may be eligible for: May 3 from 10.30am-noon at Maleny Library; May 7 from 2-3.30pm at Coolum Library; May 14 from 10-11.30am at Nambour Library; May 16 from 10.30am-noon at Maroochydore Library; May 20 from 10-11.30am at Kawana Library; May 21 from 10-11.30am at Caloundra Library; May 22 from 10-11.30am at Beerwah Library. Free. Registration essential.

Phone (07) 5475 8989 or go to library.sunshine


IT'S ON again on May 19. The Million Paws Walk is a fun day out where everyone can celebrate our furry friends and come together to raise funds to help care for the 250,000 animals who come through the doors of RSPCA each year. For details and registration for the walk nearest to you, go millionpaws


Do you enjoy the game of euchre? If so why not join like minded people at the Maroochydore RSL on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons for friendly social games. Haven't played for sometime, or even if you haven't before? No worries, there are members available to teach and guide you through the game. For further information, phone Bruce on (07) 5443 6608 or Willem on (07) 5450 0064.


OUR Sunshine Coast branch will meet on Friday, May 10, commencing at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside. Entry $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. Aglow is a world-wide non-denominational Christian organisation with branches in over 170 nations on six continents.

For more information, phone Joyce on (07 5445 9518 or Margaret on (07) 5441 1321.


CHEERS TO THAT: Outgoing President Di Connolly of the Probus Club of Caloundra 86 hands over to new President, Barbara Bailey at the recent AGM.
CHEERS TO THAT: Outgoing President Di Connolly of the Probus Club of Caloundra 86 hands over to new President, Barbara Bailey at the recent AGM.



Caloundra 86

WE HELD our Annual General Meeting and Changeover lunch recently at the Pelican Waters Golf Club. Outgoing President Di Connolly handed over to new President Barbara Bailey after thanking her team for their outstanding work throughout her year. Guest speaker Robyn Hills, Master Photographer, spoke on "How to be creative with your life". To join our friendly group for activities throughout the month mainly on Tuesdays and a General Meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at 9.30am at Pelican Waters Tavern.

Phone Dorothy or Bill on (07) 5492 6721.


Noosa Tewantin

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 held 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, May 27. The guest speaker will be club member, John Fenton who is a retired mining engineer. John will talk about coming to Australia in 1970 as a Ten Pound Pom and the 23 years he spent working in the mining industry in Australia.

Phone Geoff Bailue on 0418 145 034.


Kawana Waters

USING a comprehensive PowerPoint our guest speaker Ian Malcolm gave us an insight to history of the Light Horse Regiment. The 2nd Light Horse Regiment has a base at Woombye, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, which is well worth while visiting. It has a treasure-trove of equipment, literature and artworks. This local Regiment is involved in many local activities and events and can be followed on their Facebook page. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at Venue 114, Sportsman's Pde, Bokarina. Visitors are welcome.

Phone the Registrar Jan Rowe on (07) 5491 9287.


WE HAVE Line dancing to Latin music and other music from the '60s and '70s. No partner needed, on Tuesdays 2.30pm. Phone Maribel on (07)54922805.

Our club is pleased to have won the community award in the category of Fisher Senior Support Service of 2019 organised by Andrew Wallace, the local federal member. Our club also has tai chi exercises, an excellent musical show, indoor bowls, bolivia, whist, 500, hoy and mahjong. At the Uniting Church hall, 56C Queen St, Caloundra.

For a copy of the weekly program, email raymoni@optus or phone (07) 5438 1403.


FIND your next favourite artwork at the mixed and multimedia art show at the Buderim Craft Cottage. Whether you're looking for bold and beautiful or soft and sensual, abstract or realism, a sculpture or a one-off greeting card, there's sure to be something to suit your taste. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available on the weekend. The mixed media group is one of the Craft Cottage's largest, with many years' experience in a wide variety of media among its members who have been hard at work creating more art to share. Drop into The Atrium Gallery at the Craft Cottage, 5 Main St, Buderim between Thursday, May 23 and Sunday May 26, 10am-4pm. A commission from each piece sold goes to the not-for-profit Buderim Craft Cottage to fund ongoing improvements, encourage creativity and provide a special place for artists to work in the company of other artists. More than 300 people are members of the various groups at the cottage.

Go to buderimcraft


WE ARE planning two events for May. Firstly, our Mother's Day Fashion Parade & High Tea. This will be held at the Caloundra Uniting Church Hall, Cnr. Queen & Ulm Sts on Thursday, May 9 at 9.30am with Autumn & Winter fashions from Sussanah's of Caloundra, complimented with shoes from Shannons. Bring & Buy table where you may fine gifts for mothers and grandmothers. Cost is a very reasonable $15 which includes lucky door prizes. No need to book, but if you wish to know further details please phone Gloria (07) 5492 3318. Our second event is a Bus Trip to Bribie Island.

This will include a visit to the Butterfly House, one of our famous delicious morning teas, and lunch at the bowls club. This will be on Wednesday May 22 and an all inclusive cost is $65. Booking are going fast.

For bookings phone Gloria on (07) 5492 3318.


ASSOCIATION of Independent Retirees is the peak National not-for-profit organisation supporting self-funded retirees or those about to retire. Our next meeting is on Thursday, May 9 at 10am. Speaker: Heart Foundation. Topic: Tips for a healthy heart. Venue: South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Cost is $6 pp, Members $10pp, non-Members includes morning tea. Visitors welcome.

Phone 0411 211 566 or email or facebook.


LADIES, you are invited to coffee and chat at CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other) at Castello Cafe and Bar, King Street, Buderim (near Coffee Club) at 10am on Monday, April 29. See you at the table with the Smiley Face.


OUR next General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 1.30pm. Our guest Speaker Jan Partridge, is an experienced oral and family historian and she will be presenting her topic "How to Dictate a Memoir". 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 are open On Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am- 12.30pm for people who want to use our resources (library, computers and on-site expert advice). We welcome new members and Visitors.

For our address, opening times and further details, go to caloundrafamily or email us on hello@caloundra or phone Cathy Meyer on 0411 881 745. The local Caloundra Family History and Research Group, based in the Sunshine Coast Turf Club precinct, has recently become a Family Search Affiliate Library which means it has access to more genealogy resources. This is really a significant event for our group.


THROUGH the Older People Action Program, we support 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 are held in our Hall at the rear of McDonalds Car Park, Civic Way, Nambour. Monday - Mah Jong from 1pm-4pm, $3 and Ageless Grace - 10-11am, $6; Tuesday - Tai Chi from 9.30-10.30am, $3 Salvos Maud St; Thursday - Craft from 9.30am-noon, cost $3.

Phone (07) 5444 5833.


ST PETER'S Anglican Parish, Maroochydore is holding a monster sale. This bargain bonanza sale is on Friday, May 3 from 8am-2pm and there are stalls with beautiful home made cakes, jams and pickles lots of plants, great crafts items, a second hand book stall and a fabulous collectables and Antique table. Devonshire Teas with home made scones $4.50 and a light lunch is only $6. St Peter's Anglican Church Cnr of Church St and Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

Phone 0428 231 628 or go to anglican




LADIES at our recent Dinner, were inspired by an address from Angela Harrison, Charity Manager of the local STEPS Charity. Club members were astounded to hear that every two hours a child is diagnosed with a disability. Angela explained the various roles of the charity in supporting disabled people over 18 years of age. In an Australian first, STEPS Pathways College prepares their clients for the workforce with an amazing 98% gaining employment. It also provides courses and 24/7 support so that clients learn how to live independently in their dedicated residential training facility. The 'not for profit' local organisation relies solely on donations from the public, as well their own fundraising efforts through the STEPS Grand Winter Ball in April and a Melbourne Cup function. Sixty-five people have completed free specialised training to support the clients in the program. Angela emphasised that more volunteers are always required to continue the scheme of helping disabled young people as well as young people with Autism. VIEW Club member, Linda Warner, moved a vote of thanks to Angela for her interesting presentation, commenting that the issue is one which affects many families personally.

Phone Sue on 0403 504 408.


Glasshouse Country

OUR next outing is on May 1 and will be morning tea at one of our members homes being a fund raiser for Learning for Life - we will meet at 10am and there will be fun, friendship and raffles. Our lunch meeting will be at Glasshouse Sports Club on May 15 at 11am when we will have a social day. Anyone interested in joining us would be most welcome and for more information about our club please speak to Trish on (07) 5493 0026 or Janet on 0448 845 303.



IN THE early hours of 15 April 1912, the Cunard steamship Carpathia receives a distress call from the new White Star liner Titanic. Captain Arthur Rostron immediately turns Carpathia northwest and sails full speed through the dark night, into waters laden with icebergs, on a rescue mission that will become legendary. In her captivating and intensively researched book "Carpathia", Dr Jay Ludowkye reveals the true story of Carpathia from her launching to the sensational events of 1912, World War I and beyond. Almost a century later, Carpathia's wreck has finally been located. She's over 500 feet down and only a few divers in the world can attain these depths. Share Dr Jay Ludowkye's journey of discovery culminating in her dramatic and fascinating story at lunch on May 24 at the Maroochydore Surf Club.

Phone Sandi on 0429 022 033.

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