Delicious food from The Spirit House.
Delicious food from The Spirit House.

Join in spirited lesson in delicious Thai cooking

SENIORS Newspaper Group's very own group editor Gail Forrer will take to the stage to show off her cooking skills during an entertaining cooking demonstration at Sandringham Lodge, in Buderim, on Tuesday.

In conjunction with Spirit House chef Kelly Lord, Gail will help keen cooks master the secrets of divine Thai cooking in a simple and fun way.

Whether you're a competent cook or simply want to know how to make Asian cooking a little easier, this demo is a great way to learn fresh skills and be inspired by tastes of delicious Asian flavours. The demonstration is on Tuesday, October 11, from 1.30pm for a 2pm start.

The event is one of a series being held around Queensland as Lendlease celebrates its fourth annual Spring Retirement Festival this month.

Other highlights within the impressive line-up of talented artists and celebrities will be a comedic debate between Peter Berner and Denise Drysdale about the age-old adage "is youth wasted on the young?" to be held at The Gardens on Lindfield, on the Gold Coast, from 10.30am on October 17, and again at Hibiscus Chancellor Park, on the Sunshine Coast, from 5pm that evening.

Meanwhile, the Gin and Sin Jazz Salon will bring a swag of talented jazz musicians, a little gin and a sly twist of naughtiness to Hibiscus Nambour on October 20, with the event hosted by the hugely entertaining Chris Osborne and Susan Bennett.

Free creative performances and workshops will be held at 11 of Lendlease's Queensland retirement villages during the festival, which runs until October 20, with every event designed to give over 55s a chance to explore the villages and take part in all of the fun that retirement life can offer.

Mark Criddle, Queensland regional manager of Lendlease Retirement Living, said the Spring Retirement Festival was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate creative life and inspire those over 55 to try something new.

"Creativity can become more important as people get older as it plays a vital role in helping keep people fit, active and engaged in our communities.

"We are really looking forward to opening our doors to the community, welcoming all into our 11 villages and celebrating the start of a whole new creative chapter in life." 

To view the full festival program, visit www.retirementbylendlease.com.au/srfprogram

Bookings are essential and can be made by going online or calling the Spring Retirement Festival hotline on 1800 550 550.


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