BEAUTIFUL BUGS: Case of Ulysses Butterflies is pictured from the Dodd Collection. See beetles and bugs both large and small this summer as you explore the Insectarium at Cobb + Co.
BEAUTIFUL BUGS: Case of Ulysses Butterflies is pictured from the Dodd Collection. See beetles and bugs both large and small this summer as you explore the Insectarium at Cobb + Co. Geoff Thompson

Group guide: Toowoomba

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PROBUS CLUBS

Toowoomba City Inc.

WE WILL meet on Monday, February 4 at Sunset Superbowl (527 South Street, corner of South and Greenwattle Streets) at 9.30am. At the meeting, morning tea will be served (cost $8). The invited speaker at the meeting will be Ms Sue Wells of Proud Mary, a Murray River paddle boat. Our monthly outing will be held on Monday, February 18 and will be to LifeFlight, where we will will be given a tour of their operation - airlifting sick and injured patients. For further information, phone secretary Graham Lipp on 07 4635 5806.

FEBRUARY FUNDRAISER

THE Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver are holding their first fundraiser for 2019 in February. It will be held at All Seasons Function Hall, corner of North and Tor Streets, Toowoomba on Saturday, February 9. Doors will open at 12.30pm for a 1.30pm start. Prizes on offer are of an excellent standard and include generous meat and fruit trays and quality goods. For an entry fee of $5, you will receive a free sheet of tickets, a lucky door ticket and a buffet afternoon tea. All proceeds go to charity. Sisters can be contacted on 07 4632 1818.

COBB + CO MUSEUM ACTIVITIES

INSECTARIUM School Holiday Fun until Friday, January 25 (weekdays only, 9.30am-2pm) Live Insect Shows at 10am and 11.30am.

See beetles and bugs both large and small this summer as you explore the Insectarium School Holiday Program. Designed for children aged 3-12 years, Insectarium is crawling with things for the whole family to see and do, including the following and more: See images of the iconic Dodd insect collection; See live stick insects and sort their insect eggs from their frass (stick insect poo); Create your own butterfly that flutters when you move; See microscopic images of insects in 3D and more.

Cost is $10 per child and includes the live insect show and an activity booklet - buy online or purchase at the door. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Twilight Insectarium on Wednesday, January 16 from 4.30-7pm. Can't make it during the day? Join us for a special session of Insectarium School Holiday Fun after the museum closes. Food and drinks will be available to purchase in Cobb's Coffee Shop. Live Insect Show begins at 5.30pm. Cost is $10 per child and includes the live insect show and an activity booklet - buy online or purchase at the door. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cobb + Co Museum is located at 27 Lindsay St, Toowoomba. Phone 07 4659 4914 or go to cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au.

DISABILITY SERVICES

IN QUEENSLAND the St Vincent de Paul Society became involved in supporting people with disabilities in 1986. Currently the program operates in Queensland's South West region, including Toowoomba and Warwick and outer areas. The service provides assistance for people with a disability with daily living skills who wish to live independently or in shared support arrangements.

A person who in receipt of a Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Service (DCCSDS) funding support package are eligible to receive services. If you are not currently in receipt of a DCCSDS funding support please feel free to contact us to discuss what options maybe available to you.

We also provide supports under the MAIC Qld, NSW Lifetime Care & Support, TAC Victoria and other fee for service arrangements. Want to find out if we have disability services and supports in your area? Go to the website qld.vinnies.org.au to find services in your local area. For further information, contact Jodie Eversteyn (Disability Service Manager) via email jodie. eversteyn@svdpqld.org.au or you can phone 07 4699 5204.


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