Group guide: Toowoomba
TOOWOOMBA NATIONAL SENIORS
WE HOLD our monthly morning teas on the first Thursday of each month at All Seasons Function Centre, cnr. North & Tor Sts, Wilsonton, commencing at 9.30 am. Lucky Door and Raffles to be won. Visitors Welcome.
Our March morning tea was on March 7 and our guest speaker was be local author & historian Don Talbot. Our next monthly meeting will be held on April 4.
We also have a monthly bus trip on the third Thursday of each month. For information, phone Desma on 07 4613 6750 or Yvonne on 07 4638 5252.
ARS CANTORUM presents The Easter Story on Friday, April 12 at 6.30pm at St James Anglican Church, cnr Russell and Mort Streets, Toowoomba.
The concert will feature verse and sacred music telling the story from Palm Sunday to Easter and beyond. The program includes extracts from Handel's Messiah, Stainer's Crucifixion and features other composers including Michael Haydn William Byrd J.S.Bach and Kenneth Leighton.
Tickets are available at the door; Adults: $20; Concession & Uni' Students: $15; accompanied school age children: $10. The concert will be followed by "cheese & wine" for audience and performers in the adjacent Parish Centre.
Garden City Branch of National Seniors Australia meet on the third Monday of the month at Drayton Bowls Club, cnr Ball and Gipps Street at 9.30am. Visitors welcome.
Cost $7. Next meeting on Monday, March 18.We will celebrate St Patricks Day. Rae Blinco will play some Irish tunes on keyboard. There will be a competition for the best dressed in green and some Irish jokes.
During the morning we will be making our annual donation to the Toowoomba Hospice. For more information Phone Hazel on 07 4635 4519.
TOOWOOMBA QUILTERS CLUB
A MILESTONE to celebrate...Fay Suley joined the Toowoomba Quilters Club around 18 years ag.
Fay has taken an active part in the Club's management and activities over that time, especially with Community Quilting Group and the Club's annual Quilt Exhibition held in September during Carnival of Flowers in Toowoomba.
So when Fay celebrated her significant milestone birthday in January, TQ President Lyn Lloyd presented her with flowers and a beautiful handmade card made by another TQ member, Verna Hall. Club members joined together for morning tea to help her celebrate. Congratulations Fay.
Anna Warby of Toowoomba's Hear and Say Centre received a striking quilt from Toowoomba Quilters Club member, Janice Becker. The Community Quilting Group of the Club produced the quilt. Ms Warby says the quilt will be used in fundraising to further develop Toowoomba's Hear & Say Centre to improve their services to deaf and hearing impaired children on the Downs and in regional Queensland.
At the Hear & Say Centre, staff teach children to listen and speak with the use of amazing technology such as cochlear implants. Toowoomba Quilters Club Community Quilters Group enjoy their craft while assisting worthy community groups such as Hear & Say. Toowoomba Quilters meet every Tuesday and on first & third Saturdays from 9.30am at TCBC, 100 Glenvale Rd.
Here is a fine example of a community Club working together to help others in our community.
COBB & CO MUSEUM
THE World Science Festival Brisbane Regional Program on March 22 and 23.
And it's coming to Toowoomba with several fantastic events for the whole family to enjoy. Here's your chance to learn about Australia's early contributions to the space race with From Australia to the World: The Lost Apollo Moments, learn about our night sky with Stargazing, and watch the Museum transform into a science playground with Street Science.
The Museum is located at 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba. Phone 07 659 4914 or go to cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au.
COMMUNITY FUN FAMILY DAY
GLENGALA Day will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 10am-2pm.
This is a fund and friendly community - family day for everyone , This great day features: Market Stalls - Devonshire tea, white elephant stall, sausage sizzle, classic cars, displays and demonstrations.
There will be village tours and much more; Family Fu includes - jumping castle, fire truck, face painting, balloon art, colouring in competition; Entertainment - live entertainment, performing art schools, Radio FIVE O Plus broadcast; Specialist Advice - fitness & lifestyle, health and wellness, home & care services; There will be the Sporting Areana - bowls and table tennis competition.
Everyone is welcome to come to Glengara Retirement Village, 220 Hansens Rd, Tumbi Umbi. Phone 13006 87 38 or go to retireaustralia.com.au/glengara.