Group guide: Sunshine Coast
PROBUS is a Rotary sponsored association of clubs promoting healthy ageing in our community and is a worldwide movement.
THE Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah, was the venue for the August monthly meeting of the Buderim East Probus Club. Members and guests were enthralled by the presentation of the guest speaker, Brisbane barrister, Simon Cleary. Simon is the author of three novels and his address was entitled "The Power of Fiction to Change Perspectives". Simon was introduced by president Marilyn Keelty and the vote of thanks to Simon was proposed by club member Judy Mawbey. At this meeting Colin Ackland was presented with his 30 year membership pin. Col was inducted into the club by the then president Cliff Taylor in August, 1989. Col has been actively involved in Club activities ever since. Members entered enthusiastically into the Annual Golf and Bowls Day. Golf was held in the morning followed by lunch at the Mooloolaba Bowls Club - the venue for the bowls afternoon. After hard fought competitions our champions for 2019 are Golf - Brian Salter, Judy Mawby and Jan Michalak. Bowls - Marilyn Towle, Helen Hagel and Brian Salter. A 7 night cruise of the Pacific Islands and a 3 day, 2 nights visit to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers are being eagerly looked forward to by members during September. Our club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah at 10am. Phone Kenn Rogers on 07 5445 6176.
PROBUS is non sectarian, non political and non fundraising. They exist simply to provide opportunities for retirees and non retirees in all walks of life including business and professional to enjoy social outings and to be informed through a programme of interesting guests speakers, contact WE ARE a mixed club for active retirees providing friendship, fun and social interaction. Each month there is an interesting speaker on subjects varying from Caloundra Chorale and Theatre, clearing of land mines to The History of the Light Horse Brigade. Enjoyable outings, theatre trips, golf, bowls,walks,dine outs, book exchange club a regular coffee and chat morning and more. Following the meetings, birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated with lunch at Headlands Golf Club. We meet on the second Monday of each month at Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth St at 9.30am. Join us for morning tea and an opportunity to meet and chat with our friendly members.
Phone Evelyn on 07 5477 1218.
AT THE July General Meeting, several members were recognised with certificates for their long club membership. They were: Alan Orchard - 26 years, presented with Life Membership in March; Keith Cambridge - 24 years; Kevin Curd - 22 years: Max Shepherd - 19 years and Joan Cambridge - 10 years. The club has inducted 8 new members this year so is growing, has many monthly activities to participate in and members are welcoming and friendly.
To attend the next General Meeting on Tuesday, September 17 at Pelican Waters Tavern. Phone Membership Officers Dorothy and Bill on 07 5492 6721.
Coolum Beach Combined
We Are for retired and semi-retired people looking for friendship and fun. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 3 at 9.15am at the Uniting Church, Elizabeth Street, Coolum Beach. Visitors are welcome.
There is a guest speaker each month, plus organised lunches, bus or car trips. Phone 0429 516 788 or 0401 976 062.
THIRTY years to celebrate. With initial assistance from the Caloundra and Kawana Waters Rotary Clubs, the Probus Club of Kawana Waters was formalised in August 1989. Since that time the Club has gone through many ups and downs, like most organisations of its kind, slowly but surely stabilising into its present modern entity. With the membership kept to a manageable 85 the Club provides a much more attractive environment in which fun, fellowship, friendship and of course enjoyment of food, can be experienced by all members. Our General Meeting No: 347 took on a party atmosphere from the moment one walked into our usual meeting room. No rows of chairs but round tables with yellow and blue table covers, vases of flowers, yellow and blue. The meeting took its usual formal format before we broke for morning coffee.
The "catering team" presented us with sandwiches as well as hot finger food. It was after this break we were introduced to our guest speaker / entertainer, Nick Britt - Nickleby the Magician! This man followed his father into the field of illusions and now is a multi-award-winning entertainer who is performing and hosting 300+ events each year. Forty-five minutes of amazing magic: from the 'recycling' of the CocaCola can through the imaginary pack of cards given to Ingrid to shuffle and select a card and throw the pack into a bag about two metres away where it became a REAL pack which had her choice of card back to front in the pack! A diamond ring from one of our visitors disappeared only to "turn up" clipped onto Nick's key ring - which was in his pocket. Somehow Kevin Tame did not get water poured over him from a cup of water which, magically, was empty when upended! Truly spell binding. After that magical interlude President Michael Matthews presented 20-year membership certificates to Beth and Gordon Lattimer. Phil Shanahan was awarded his 25-year membership though he was not able to attend the party to receive it in person.
Our most senior member, Phyllis Gerhardt cut the cake with President Michael Matthews. Our use of the room at Venue 114 in Bokarina had been extended to 1pm so we were able to enjoy time of Fellowship, Friendship and Fun.
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. A donation of $5 covers morning tea. Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 23. The Guest Speaker will be Dr Scott Whitham, principal of Noosa Podiatry based in Tewantin. Dr Whitham will explain to members and visitors how they can walk free of pain.
Phone Geoff Bailue on 0418 145 034.
MIKE HIGGINS - TROUSERLESS UNDER THE NEWS DESK
FROM humble beginnings, to fame and fortune, and back again, former Channel 7 news reader Mike Higgins tells all on what went on behind the news desk as well as his inspirational fight to survive cancer. Noosaville Library on September 10 from 2pm-3.30pm. Free. Bookings required.
OPEN GARDEN BUDERIM
THE award winning 'Orchid Grove' will be open the weekend of Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 from 9.30am-4.30pm at 17 Barkston Ct. Buderim. Special group deal $10 incl. morning tea* *(Book prior to attending to ensure seating at Cafe). Light refreshments at Angel's Cafe, flowering Orchids and bromeliads for sale. Photographic display of garden history. Historic machinery and items throughout. Native bees, walk in aviary, bush house. Waterfalls, ponds, and walkways. Discover the amazing tranquillity of this natural garden, where every metre is filled with delightful colour, unique creations, and amazing beauty. Orchids abound on trees, rocks, hanging and nestled amid antique garden items. Entry only $7 (incl. 3 lucky draw chances).
Phone Chris and Angel 07 5476 9444.
SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING AT POMONA
EVERY Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm Pat and Norm Young organise a Social evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. Cost is $4, 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.
WINNERS AT WOOMBYE
CONGRATULATIONS to all who helped make our Fiesta Fours at Woombye such a successful day again. 96 bowlers came from all over the Sunshine Coast as well as Kilcoy, Victoria Point and as far away as Chinchilla. Competition was strong in the 3 games of bowls which were played in good spirits with friendly rivalry. With our recent dry sunny weather, the greens were fast and with the gusty breeze, conditions were a little tricky. Overall winners on the day were Gail Morton, Joy Brown, Margaret Thorogood and Faye Combes from Nambour Club. And runners-up were Val Saunders, Jan Hagan, Dell Moore and Jill Mc Neill from Buderim Club. Congratulations! With generous sponsorship from JMB ElectricaL, Nambour Pest Control and All Stone Transport, prize money also went to the 3 round winning teams and to a team who fought hard on the day, but went without a win, proving that losers can also be $$$winners at Woombye Bowls Club.
A big thank you goes to our supporters, both men and ladies, who helped and donated both raffle prizes and yummy food for which we have a reputation. Also, to our hard-working green keeper, Geoff Steele, for preparing greens which are amongst the best on the Coast. Many compliments came from bowlers for our great greens, food, raffle prizes and friendship, which is what we strive for, even though we are only a small hinterland club. Our next big day is a Mixed 5 A Side event on Sunday, September 8. Only 12 teams can be accommodated, so be quick. For details, email President Ivan Close firstname.lastname@example.org and cc to woombyebowlsclubinc @gmail.com or phone Ivan on 0412 587 329.
NAMBOUR CROQUET CLUB
THINKING of trying something new? Being too young or too old is no bar to playing Croquet. Try Croquet It can be played by all ages with moderate levels of fitness. Great for coordination and exercise, if you have never played our coaches will show you how. Mallets and croquet balls are provided and only soft soled shoes are needed. Play is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am till noon. Morning tea is provided. The first 4 visits are free. The club is situated next to the Nambour Bowls Club on Coronation Ave. We also play Mah-jong on Monday morning from 9am till noon. Morning tea costs $4. If you have never played we will teach you in a friendly atmosphere.
Phone Patrick on 07 5472 7287 or email email@example.com.
AIR NOOSA BRANCH
RETIRED or About to Retire? Association of Independent Retirees (AIR Limited) Noosa is the peak National not-for-profit organisation supporting self-funded retirees or those about to retire. Next General Meeting: Thursday, September 12 from 9.45am for a 10am start at the South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Rd, Noosaville. Speaker: From the Crime Prevention Unit, Qld Police ServiceTopic: Identity Theft and Scams. Cost: $6 pp Members $10 pp non-Members includes morning tea.
Email airnoosacommunications @gmail.com, phone 07 5448 2985 or facebook.com/AIRNoosa.
CALOUNDRA FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH INC.
WE HELD our AGM on August 15. At this time of year, we hold a writers competition , named after a loyal member Lorrie Barzdo. This year we introduced a " novice" entry level, which attracted many more submissions. The winner of the Novice award was Judy Matulick , who submitted her family story , "The 3 Cosgrove Sisters". The winner of the advanced level was a longstanding member Geoff Kelly with his entry entitled " Fishing" . Lorrie Barzdos legacy was to encourage all members to write about anything related to your family history. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching your ancestors for years, there is always something to learn. Our rooms are open on Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am- 12.30pm for people who want to use our resources (library, computers and onsite expert advice). We welcome new members and visitors.
For further details, go to caloundra familyhistory.org.au, email hello@caloundrafamily history.org.au or phone Cathy Meyer on 0411 881 745.
CALOUNDRA CHORALE AND THEATRE COMPANY
WE ARE proud to present its 'Come Fly With Me' Concert, conducted by the illustrious Captain Kim Kirkman. You're in for a treat with a wonderfully varied repertoire featuring some swing numbers, Gospel, and contemporary, all with a flying theme of course! The setting for two of these three performances is none other than the amazing Qld Air Museum, in Caloundra with the third performance at the intimate CCTC Theatre, in Wurtulla. Performance details: Friday, September 6 at 7pm Qld Air Museum, Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra (seats available); Saturday, September 7 at 7pm Qld Air Museum as above (sol d out); Sunday, September 8 at 2pm CCTC Theatre 3 Piringa St, Wurtulla (sold out) Adult Tickets $25. Con, members, FOC and Groups $23. All tickets include Supper and Programme.
Book now on 0490 329 912.
BUDERIM GARDEN CLUB
A RECORD 190 members and visitors attended the Club's combined Friendship and Patron's Day recently. Representatives from 12 garden clubs as far away as Redlands, Esk and Tarragindi, Garden Clubs of Australia and Queensland Council of Garden Clubs joined our members for a most enjoyable afternoon, which included informative talks by Club Patron Marjorie Van Roy and Club member Nev Douglas. The flower competition was of the customary high standard and visiting garden club members brought a great array of plants to add to the raffle prizes. All in all a very successful event.
SUNSHINE COAST FOREST MARKET
THE Sunshine Coast's newest markets are gaining traction in a very special forest location and the next one is on September 7 from 7am-12noon heralds the start of Spring. On the first Saturday of every month, Bloomhill Cancer Care hosts the Sunshine Coast Forest Market in the beautiful surrounds of the wellness centre at 58 Ballinger Rd. Cotton Tree Markets Manager Mariannje Morice wanted to create a unique artisan market with a focus on healthy, safe and ethical local items. Fresh, spray-free produce; delicatessen and gourmet goods; quality arts, crafts, jewellery and gifts; scarves, clothing, toys, hot food, freshly made coffee and more. Entertainment and fun for the kids is available every month and applications for stallholders are still welcomed for each market. A free shuttle bus runs in a loop from the centre to the main street of Buderim and back again to alleviate any parking issues. All proceeds from stallholder fees are donated to the wellness centre so that we can continue to support people of all ages on the Sunshine Coast to live well with cancer.
Anyone who is keen to know more about having a stall at the monthly market should contact Mariannje via email forestmarket@bloom hill.com.au or phone 0409 611 675.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL FUNDRAISER
COOLUM resounds with Sounds of Celebration on Sunday, September 29 from 2pm-4.30pm featuring Stella Maris Parish Choir, Artistri, Hugo Fitz-Herbert OAM and Fr John Fitz-Herbert. Mulled wine on arrival. Heavenly home prepared food included. Door prizes and raffle. All proceeds go to St Vincent de Paul Coolum for local education and homelessness programs. St Peters Catholic Church, Elizabeth St, Coolum. Tickets $15 at the door.
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY SUNSHINE COAST
WE MEET every Thursday from 7pm at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Donation $4 to cover hall hire. This September we present for inquiry study and topics current for this age, and the theosophical view of these. Come along for discussions on things that matter. All welcome.
BUDDINA COAST CARE
JOIN us under the shade of the Casuarina trees anytime between 8am-10am for our dune care activities (planting natives and removing weeds) on Tuesday, September 10 at Beach Access 203 on Pacific Blvd, Buddina. All provisions, tools, plants, conversation and morning tea are provided. We are a small community volunteer group and new volunteers and visitors welcome. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Follow us on Facebook.
AGLOW Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, September 13 commencing at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Rd, 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.
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.
SUNSHINE COAST CHORAL SOCIETY
WE ARE staging an afternoon of Musical Treasures at 2pm on Sunday, September 8 at Gregson and Weight Memorial Chapel, 119 Wises Rd, Maroochydore. The Choir and four talented soloists are accompanied by Sunshine Coast Chamber Strings and will perform favourite works by Mozart, Schubert and Pergolesi. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door or phone 0431 550 713. Free parking.
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 four week course will be offered at Maroochydore Community Hub in Dalton Drive on Fridays, commencing October 11 from 9.30am-11.30am. Bookings are essential.
Phone to book during business hours on 07 5202 9510 (ask for Christine, Community Health Social Worker).
SUNSHINE COAST SCRABBLE CLUB
WE WELCOME new members. Meeting at 1.30pm on Friday's at the Nambour RSL. Phone Trevor on 07 5445 7770.
SUNSHINE COAST JAZZ CLUB
THE unique and energetic Trombone Kellie engages her audiences returns for an afternoon of entertainment with her Muddy Roaders. They will be appearing at the Caloundra PowerBoat Club on Sunday, September 15 commencing at 1.30pm. Trombone Kellie and the Muddy Roaders are skilled musicians with the gift of being truly entertaining and fully engaging with their audience. This jazz Band have a unique blend of blues, jazz swing, rockabilly, New Orleans styles, trad jazz, gospel, western swing, soul and more - they love the music and it shows - featuring inspirational vocals and raunchy horns, provocative guitar and driving rhythm section.Led by Kellie a versatile entertainer who enchants the audiences as she expresses both powerful and inspirational vocals along-side her sensual melodic trombone. Trombone Kellie has an innate flair for spontaneous and original melodies.
For bookings, phone Richard on 0427 782 960 or Julie 0412 789 957. Tickets are $20 Jazz Club Members, $22.50 for seniors and $25 non-members, Credit Card facility available. Go to sunshinecoastjazz club.net.au.
BLUE CARE DEVONSHIRE TEA & PLANT DISPLAY
CALOUNDRA Auxiliary of BlueCare are delighted to advise that our next function will be a Devonshire Tea & Plant demo with local nurseryman and plant expert, Will Waterford. The function will be held in the hall of the Caloundra Uniting Church, Cnr. Queen & Ulm Sts on Thursday, September 26 starting at 10am. The cost is $10. There will be a potting demonstration by Mr Waterford, along with an extensive Question and Answer session - so bring along your planting problems and your friends. No need to book, but an attendance indication would be appreciated.
Phone Gloria on 07 5492 3318.
CALOUNDRA RSL EUCHRE CLUB
DO YOU enjoy a game of euchre? We play every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Caloundra RSL Club starting at 1pm. If you would like to play, phone Barbara on 0490 140 319 for more or come to the Caloundra RSL and the friendly staff will direct you to where we play. All welcome.
COOROY-Pomona Lions Club will be holding their next Bookfest at the Lions Den Mountain St Pomona. On Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14. Open 8am-1pm both days. Thousands of great books of all kinds on sale.
Phone 0434 612 149.
SPRING ART SHOW AND COMPETITION
HTK Church is organising the 'Seasons of Life' Art Show and Competition on the Sunshine Coast from October 3-7. This is the third year that we have hosted this competition and with the increase in entries each year, we expect strong entry participation this year. In past years some well known artists have displayed their works. As well, we provide a platform for emerging and young artists to develop their skills and provide a competitive experience which forms a start to their artistic path. HTK - Kawana Anglican Church, 11 Meridan St, Bokarina.
Go to htkchurch.com or email Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT OUR next lunch and meeting we will have Guest speaker from WILVOS (Wildlife Volunteers). On Wednesday, September 9 from 11am for a 11.30am start at Buderim Tavern. Cost: $28.
RSVP: Pat Cooney on 07 5445 6329 or wockagrandy@ optusnet.com.au.
OUR lunch meeting will be at 11am on September 18 next at Glasshouse Sports Club and will be a social day. Anyone interested in joining us would be most welcome.
Phone Trish on 07 5493 0026 or Janet on 0448 845 303.
WHAT legacy will you leave? One of the best gifts you can leave your loved ones is to share stories from your past - stories of people you have met, experiences that have shaped your life. JOIN Pam Wood from Portraits of the Past for tips on writing your memoirs. Discover useful tips to help you collect all of the puzzle pieces and get started. Learn how to bring your story together to craft an engaging and interesting read. Reflect and leave an intimate record of your adventures for others to enjoy. Pass on a story worth reading! Join Pam Wood at our club lunch on Friday, September 27 at the Maroochydore Surf Club. Phone Sandi on 0429 022 033.
ST PETER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH MONSTER SALE
WE ARE also holding a monster sale on Saturday, September 7 from 8am-2pm. There's home made cakes, jams, pickles, and craft items, stock up on second hand books and more. Also, Rev. Tania Eichler, Rector of St Peter's Anglican Church Maroochydore and Parishioners would like to welcome you with open arms to our Services and Group activities. Sunday services are 7am and 9am and Wednesday at 9.30am. Have a "Cuppa" at St Peter's Cafe, (our Church hall) after our services. Everyone is welcome. Cnr of Church St & Beach Rd, Maroochydore. All money raised goes towards the building of St Peters New Multipurpose Community Hall. To find out more about St Peter's, Go to anglican maroochydore.org.au or phone 07 5443 2133.
MELANOMA PATIENTS ASSOCIATION
THIS is a support group for people who have melanoma and their family and friends. We meet on the third Friday of each month in RSL House, 106 Memorial Dr, Cottontree. The meeting starts at 10am and is a low key, friendly meeting of people who can try to help you on your journey with Melanoma. The next meeting is on Friday, September 20 at 10am. Phone Christine on 0412 689 546 or go to melanomapatients.org.au.
SUNSHINE COAST CONCERT BAND
PRESENTING Sailability's Swing'in Saturday on September 14 from 2pm at the Kawana Hall Nanyima St, Buddina. An afternoon of top entertainment with a great variety of music and talented vocalists under the baton of Music Director Ken Chadwick OAM. Tickets $15 and available at the door, includes afternoon tea. Proceeds to Sailability. Inquiries with Toni on 0404 193 912. For future events, go to sccb.org.au.
SUNSHINE COAST COMPUTER CLUB INC
MANY government departments and businesses now expect you to have a computer. If you are having problems with this 'progress' joining us could help. Members are also alerted to safe use of technology to avoid scams etc. Come as a visitor to a weekly club meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning for an introductory chat with our welcoming members and see what happens at meetings. Phone 07 5492 1005, go to sccc.org.au or email the Club email@example.com.
DISCOVER PODCASTS AND STREAMING
DISCOVER the joys of podcasts and online streaming services! Join us as we demonstrate how easy it is to access podcasts for free using your phone or tablet. We will cover the basics of searching, downloading and subscribing to podcasts. We also have a variety of podcast recommendations to start you out on your listening journey. Learn about free online streaming services including free to air TV and YouTube and explore the difference between paid subscription streaming. The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program has been funded by Telstra and the Queensland Government through State Library of Queensland and the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. Cooroy Library on September 11 from 9.30am-11am. Free. Bookings required.