CELEBRATIONS: Queensland Seniors Week 2019.
CELEBRATIONS: Queensland Seniors Week 2019. vgajic

QLD Seniors Week: Brisbane events

SENIORS Week provides the opportunity for older Queenslanders to explore programs and services, events and activities, connect with people of all ages and backgrounds, to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities. Take a look at our Calendar of Events across your region from August 17-25.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Musical Theatre Show

2pm

Featuring excerpts from four of your favourite musicals, dance routines, comedy. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield St. Cost: $15 includes afternoon tea, pre-book. Contact: Phone DSC on 3821 1089 , EFTPOS available.

Tai Chi Qigong

8-9am

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Meet near the ferry terminal. Venue: New Farm Park. Cost: $5. Contact: Phone Rod on 0400 335645

Ballet for Seniors

10am-12.45pm and 1.30-4.15pm

Introduction to ballet for active older adults. Focus on improving poise, core strength, memory and mobility with exercises and repertoire from Queensland current works. No previous ballet experience necessary. Please wear comfortable exercise clothing, additional warm layer, soft gym shoes or socks. Venue: YMCA North Lakes, Cnr Lakefield Dr & Endeavour Blvd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by August 9, phone 3205 0555.

Meditation and Relaxation for All

8-9am

The Japanese breathing techniques increase the lungs aerobic capacity and aid more efficient circulation. Meet by the playground. Venue: Moora Park, 65 Park Pde, Shorncliffe. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone Bernie on 0409 474494.

Tai Chi Qigong

8-9am

Tai chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Venue: Robinson Park, 65 Ashby St, Fairfield. Cost: Free. Contact: For more information, phone Kevin on 3376 1830.

Speed Date an Electric Bike

8.30-10.30am

Come and try an electric bike and see how the power boost can help you get from A to B while looking good and saving cash. Bring a bike helmet (mandatory) and at meet at reception. Venue: 26 Douglas St, Milton. Cost: $10 hire electric bike for two hours. Contact: Bookings required, email info@electricbikes brisbane.com.au.

Laugh for wellbeing

9-9.40am

Come along and discover laughter yoga in the park. Laughter yoga involves gentle stretches, deep yoga breaths and playful exercises that encourage us to simulate laughter until it flows freely. This is an all-abilities gentle exercise. A yellow Laughter Yoga flag marks the driveway entrance. Subject to weather: if it is raining, it will not proceed. Venue: Walton Bridge Reserve at The Gap in which we exercise is on Waterworks Rd, opposite Jevons St. Cost: Gold coin donation.

Meditation and Relaxation for All

9.15-10.15am

The Japanese breathing techniques increase the lungs aerobic capacity and aid more efficient circulation. Bring a yoga mat and meet beyond the playground. Venue: Decker Park, 18 Twenty Fifth Ave, Brighton. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential, phone Bernie on 0409 474494.

Seniors Week Tea and Trivia

10-11am

Come along for a morning of fun and test your general knowledge with trivia questions. Individuals and groups welcome Venue: Sunnybank Hills Library, 661 Compton Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3407 0571.

Senior Matters

2-4.30pm

Senior Matters is a stage production by Shining Lights Seniors' Theatre Workshop, a weekly acting class for older people run by the Sunnybank Theatre Group Inc are performed by seniors. Venue: 14 Mains Rd, Sunnybank. Cost: $22 concession. Contact: Bookings required on 3345 3964.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Musical Theatre Show

2pm

Featuring excerpts from four of your favourite musicals, dance routines, comedy. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland. Cost: $15 includes afternoon tea, pre-book. Contact: Phone DSC on 3821 1089, EFTPOS available.

Mobile Library

6.30am-noon

Come along and visit the mobile library to see new releases and free Wi-Fi. Venue: Parked at the Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield St, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Seniors Tea and Trivia

10am-noon

Join us for morning tea and fun trivia quiz. Venue: Victoria Point Library. Cost: Free but bookings required, phone 3829 8400.

Seniors Week Walk

7am

Full walk is 10km through back streets and parks, but you walk as little or as long as you feel is comfortable. Volunteers are needed for Marshalling duties, for the walk and also for kitchen duties preparing for the breakfast. Venue: Start and finish at Donald Simpson Park - between Bloomfield and Wynyard Sts, Cleveland. Cost: $8pp includes a gift bag plus your registration enters you into the Seniors Week Walk Draw and after walk breakfast. Contact: Register before the walk, phone 3488 0680.

Latin Dance Workshop

10.30am-12.30pm

Join Amos Dance Rhythms for a Social & Progressive Cha Cha lesson. No partners necessary. Venue: Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Rd. Cost: Free.

Seniors Citizens Concert

1.30-4pm

This year our Concert Band will lead the afternoon's entertainment featuring some much loved tunes special guests, the Windsor Brass. Free afternoon tea provided. Venue: 40 Smith St, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Fishwise

8-11am

Enjoy an introduction to fishing or an opportunity to brush up on your skills and meet new friends. Learn knot tying, bait presentation, rod casting and other tips to make your next fishing trip more successful. Meet at the gazebo at the end of the cul-de-sac. Venue: Davenport Dr, Manly. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0403 713820.

Tai Chi Qigong

9-10am

Tai chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. Meet near the playground. Venue: Woolcock Park, 92 Waterworks Rd, Red Hill. Cost: $5. Contact: Phone Rod on 0400 335645.

Zumba Gold

9.30-10.30am

Ditch the workout, join the party featuring rhythms and dance moves to Latin and international beats targeted to suit older participants and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Meet front entrance of Seven Hills Hub. Venue: Griffith Place Park, 28 Tallowwood St, Seven Hills. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone Liz 0405 652109.

Introduction to Organic Gardening

9.30am-noon

It's easy to start a vegetable garden. Topics will include location, soil, building your garden bed, seasons in southeast Queensland and plant choice. Meet at the garden shelter. Venue: Cox Park, 64 Richard St, Lota. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential, text Jenny on 0439 048585.

Stand up Paddling

10-11.30am

Try the most popular water craze in a calm setting on the Enoggera Reservoir. Wear clothes that may get wet. Walkabout Creek Adventures. Venue: 60 Mount Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential, phone 0419 289802.

Bands in Park - School of Rock

2-3pm

Brisbane City Temple band plays pop and rock favourites in brilliant brass including Mission Impossible, I'm a Believer, Gonna Fly Now and Eye of the Tiger. Venue: Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Rd, McDowall. Cost: Free.

Bands in Park - Broadway on the Bay

2-3pm

South of the River Community Band conducted by Jacob Cavanough takes you on a trip down Broadway. Let Jacob set the tone for an afternoon at the bay while you enjoy show tunes from popular musicals. Venue: Wynnum Wading Pool. Cost: Free.

Ecumenical Songs of Praise for all ages

2.30-4pm

An opportunity for the Christian Churches to combine in an afternoon of vibrant music and song with the Crown Law Choir, guests soloists and The Salvation Army Divisional Fellowship Band. Venue: The Salvation Army Brisbane City Temple, 167 Ann St. Cost: Donation to charity.

Ballroom Dancing

5-6.30pm

Learn ballroom, Latin and sequence dances in a fun and friendly environment. Wear comfortable enclosed footwear. Venue: Fortitude Valley PCYC, 458 Wickham St. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings essential, phone 0422 967267.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

Italian themed buffet lunch

9am-1pm

Italian themed buffet lunch and entertainment by Craig Shaw at the Clubrooms. Venue: Carina Senior Citizens Club, 1 Edmond Street, Carina. Cost: to members $20 with over 90's paying $15. Contact: Bookings essential, phone 3395 4636, email carinaseniorcitizensclub@outlook.com.

U3A Golf Event

11.30am-12.15pm

Meet fellow players for a hamburger lunch at 11.30am and then tee off at 12.15. Enjoy 18 holes of golf in carts. Venue: Carbrook Golf Club, 653 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd. Cost: $55. Contact: RSVP Randolph Story before August 8 on 04372 373238 .

Line Dance Classes

10-11.30am

Nelda from Easy Beat Rock'n'Roll will host a beginner's line dancing class with a one-hour lesson and half hour free dance time. Venue: Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Rd, Wellington Point. Cost: Free.

Concert & Lunch

9.30am-1.30pm

Carina Senior Citizens Club is hosting a Seniors Week concert and lunch. Morning tea and a hot Italian style meal for lunch, will be served. Great entertainment, plenty of raffles, good food and you are welcome to dance to the music if you wish. Venue: Carina Senior Citizens Club, 1 Edmond St. Cost: $20. Contact: Bookings required by August 10 on 3395 4636.

Tai Chi Qigong

9.30-10.30am

Tai chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Meet at the picnic shelter. Venue: Keating Park, 60 Stamford Rd, Indooroopilly. Cost: $5. Contact: Phone Rod on 0400 335645.

Conquer the Gateway by bike

9.30am-12.30pm

Start with a warm up lagoon loop before tackling the Gateway Bridge. Enjoy great views while peddling at a moderate pace as you head towards a cafe on the northern side of the Brisbane River. Venue: Minnippi Parklands, Carina. Cost: Free event or $15 if bike hire required.

Ageing Well in your Community

10-11.15am

The ins and out of setting up a Community Hub Forum - speaker is Madeleine McPherson. Venue: Community Meeting Room, ground floor of the Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St. Cost: Free.

Lord Mayor's Seniors Cabaret Masterclasses

10.30-11.30am

Join a free masterclass with top industry mentors including Normie Rowe, Jackie Love and Jason Barry-Smith. Venue: Brisbane City Council, Arana Leagues Club, 247 Dawson Pde, Keperra. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3901 7322 between 10am-2pm.

Soloists Concert 'Rhapsody'

11am-1pm

Join Australia's leading chamber ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists, for a thrilling concert of brilliance, flair and sumptuous music-making. Q&A session. Meet and greet with the musicians. Complimentary afternoon tea and refreshments. Venue: Churches of Christ Care, Kenmore Campus, 41 Brookfield Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by August 16, phone 3370 1923.

Laugh and Rhyme

11.30am-12.30pm

Join us for a fun session of laughter yoga and bush poetry. We will have a fun half hour of laughter yoga together followed by some bush poetry and a lovely morning tea. Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required on 3857 1152.

Zumba Gold

12.30-1.30pm

Join this fun-filled hour of fitness to international rhythms with easy to follow dance moves. Suitable for all fitness levels. Venue: Roma Street Parklands, 1 Parkland Bvd. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone Melinda 0422 746999.

Queensland Foot Centres & Graceville Physiotherapy

12.30-1.30pm

To help celebrate the senior members of the community, Queensland Foot Centres together with Graceville Physio are hosting a screening session! Free refreshments supplied. Venue: Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre, 38 Thallon St. Cost: Free.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

Craft Stall

8.30am-2.30pm

Carina Seniors Citizens craft stall. Venue: Cannon Hill shopping centre. Cost: Free. Contact: For more, phone 3395 4636.

RPAC Variety Concert

10.45am-12.30pm

This year's Variety Concert features the talents of Here's to Life Singers & Dancers in addition to the Donald Simpson Centre Theatrical group, local schools and community groups. RPAC for court open at 9.30am for pre show. Tea and free instant coffee (or purchase at the coffee cart), at the end of the performance. There will be free food served from 12.30pm-1pm. Venue: Redlands Performing Arts Centre. Cost: Free. Contact: Book your seats, phone 3829 8131.

Tea and Trivia

10am-noon

Share a morning tea and test your general knowledge with a fun trivia quiz. A range of board games will also be available across all three library branches during Seniors Week. Venue: Victoria Point Library. Cost: Free.

Terrific Tuesday

10.30am-1.30pm

Join Deana Pehr for a fun morning of singing, raffles and guest artist Toni Steven. Venue: Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Rd, Wellington Point. Cost: Free.

Gentle Fitness

7-8am

Enjoy specifically designed sessions to increase your fitness in a social environment. Bring a towel and bottle of water and meet at the front entrance of Seven Hills Hub. Venue: Jolly Centre Studio, 28 Tallowwood St. Cost: Free.

Tai Chi Qigong

8-9am

Tai chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Meet near Jolimont street car park. Venue: Sherwood Arboretum, 87 Jolimont St, Sherwood. Cost: $5. Contact: Phone Kevin on 3376 1830.

Tai Chi Qigong

8.30-9.30am

Tai chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Meet near footbridge below Scout Hall. Venue: Huxtable Park, 61 Maundrell Tce, Chermside West. Cost: $5. Contact: Phone Rod on 0400 335645.

Tai Chi Qigong

8.30-9.30am

Tai chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Meet near the car park off Osborne Road. Venue: Teralba Park, 120 Pullen Rd, Everton Park. Cost: $5. Contact: Phone Rod on 0400 335645.

Mountain Biking

9-10.30am

A qualified instructor will assist you at the skills course before taking you on a guided tour at the base of D'Aguilar National Park. Bikes and helmets are provided or bring your own bike, which will need to pass a safety check. Venue: Mount Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir beach entrance. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required on 0419 289802.

Grow it, Cook it, Compost It

9.30am-1pm

Learn how to produce a sustainable backyard garden and cook nutritious meals from seasonal produce. All materials provided.Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required on 3403 2535.

Multicultural Seniors Celebration

10am-1pm

This year, Seniors Week coincides with the Vietnamese Vu Lan Festival, or Parents Day, where younger family members honour their parents and grandparents. Venue: New Inala Hall, Corner Corsair Ave and Wirraway Pde. Cost: Free.

Guided Walks

10-11.30am

Explore Roma Street Parklands with a volunteer guide and learn something about the plants while walking and enjoying the late winter weather. Venue: Roma Street Parklands. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 8888.

Brisbane Greeters Walk

10am-3pm

The facades are sometimes all that is left of defunct business in Brisbane's CBD. Discover the history and stories behind these building fronts across the city centre. Wear walking shoes bring a hat and sunscreen. Venue: King George Square. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, go to eventbrite.com.au.

Kayaking

11am-12.30pm

Enjoy a leisurely paddle on the Enoggera Reservoir while surrounded by nature. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet. Bring a towel and a change of clothes. Venue: 60 Mount Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir beach entrance. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0419 289802.

Get started with Crochet

11am-1pm

Join us for a fun workshop where we will help you get started with crochet. You will get your very own hook and ball of yarn to take home to keep practising. Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3857 1152.

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

12-1pm

The professional Andrews Sisters Tribute Show is a high-energy show production showcasing the talents of sassy divas, Cherryn Lomas, Anita David and Claire Pavlou. Venue: Brisbane City Hall. Cost: Free.

Tai Chi Qigong

12.30-1.30pm

Tai chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Meet at the grass area above duck pond. Venue: City Botanic Gardens. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone Rod on 0400 335645.

Nature Craft for Seniors

1.30-2.30pm

Look what I did with a leaf. Let your creativity show through by producing an image from leaves. Venue: Mount Coot-tha Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 2550.

Seniors Week Suburban Concert

2-3pm

Muses Trio "Celebrating Clara" (Classical). Venue: Sandgate Town Hall Cliff and Seymour St. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 8888.

Tech Connect Meet-Up

2-3pm

Get together with other locals developing digital skills and improving online confidence. Venue: Ashgrove Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required phone 3407 1940.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Craft Stall

8.30am-2.30pm

Carina Seniors Citizens craft stall. Venue: Cannon Hill shopping centre. Cost: Free. Contact: For more, phone 3395 4636.

Tai Chi Open House

10.30am-12.30pm

You are invited to come along to our Lutwyche rooms where you will see a demonstration of taoist tai chi and be given the opportunity to "have-a-go". Refreshments will be provided. Venue: Level 1, 566 Lutwyche Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 3357 5600 for catering purposes.

Inter Village Indoor Bowls Tournament

9am-1pm

Eight Retirement Villages from the Redlands will be playing for the Home Instead Perpetual Trophy. Location: Tranquil Waters Retirement Village, 31 Thompson St, Victoria Point. Cost: Free. Contact: Email Margaret Cassidy info@tranquilwaters.com.

Morning Tea

10-11am

Come in and have a cuppa and biscuits. See Killara Centre and learn all about the Killara and Anglicare Brisbane South Respite Care available 6am-6pm for carers who work or study. Venue: 71 Wynyard Street, Cleveland. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone Josephine on 3488 8427.

Ronnie Christie

11am-2pm

Everyone's favourite Ronnie Christie sings all the favourites and has you up dancing. Venue: Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Rd, Wellington Point. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 3207 1133.

Tai Chi Qigong

7-8am

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Meet near the playground. Venue: CB Mott Park 49 Abbotsleigh St, Holland Park. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone Inka on 0420 454425.

Tai Chi Qigong

7-8am

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Venue: The Beirne Park, 77 Gerler Rd, Hendra. Cost: $5. Contact: Phone Jan on 0414 569492.

Give it a go at Burnie Brae

8am-12pm

Join us at our "Give it a Go" Seniors Week event and come and try a new activity. Venue: 60 Kuran St, Chermside. Cost: $10, incl morning tea and activities. Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on 3624 2121.

Free digital training

10am-12.30pm

Be Connected is a free Australian Government initiative helping older adults to get the most out of going online. Venue: State Library of Queensland, South Bank. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by August 20 on 3842 9058.

Health and Technology Forum

10am-2pm

The forum is curated specifically for seniors who wish to learn more about health and technology issues while connecting with others in their community. Venue: Gaythorne RSL, Mitchelton. Cost: Free. Contact: If over 65 and interested, phone 3624 6100 for bookings.

Suburban Concert

10.30-11.15am

Beginner's rock 'n' roll dance workshop led by Breakaways Dance Club. Venue: 470 McCullough St, Sunnybank. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3323 9650.

Tea and Trivia

10.30am-noon

Come along for a morning of fun and test your general knowledge with trivia questions. Venue: Indooroopilly Library, Level 4, 322 Moggill Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3407 0009.

Online Safety and Security Basics

11am-12.30pm

Feel safe and confident online by learning the basics of secure internet use. Learn how to protect yourself against viruses and malware, pay safely online and create strong passwords. Venue: Corinda Library, 641 Oxley Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3407 7701.

Senior Matters

11.30am-2pm

Senior Matters is a stage production by Shining Lights Seniors' Theatre Workshop, a weekly acting class for older people run by the Sunnybank Theatre Group Inc. Venue: Sunnybank Theatre Group, 14 Mains Rd. Cost: $22 concession. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3345 3964.

Kayak Explore

noon-3pm

Splash out and have some fun. A great opportunity to enjoy a relaxing paddle while exploring Brisbane's waterways. Gather some friends or come on your own to meet new like-minded people. Venue: Heath Park Boat Ramp, 48 Hilton St, East Brisbane. Cost: $5. Contact: Book and pay, go to paddle.org.au/recreation.

Ballroom Dancing

12.30-2pm

Learn ballroom, Latin and sequence dances in a fun and friendly environment. Venue: Pineland's Lions Hall, 21 Nathan Rd, Runcorn. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0422 967267.

African Drumming

1.15-2.15pm

Get into the beat and rhythm and join our African Drumming Workshop. Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3857 1152.

NIA Dance

1.30-2.30pm

A fun way to get moving. NIA sessions gently encourage body awareness, balance, strength and flexibility in a friendly and social environment. Venue: Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre, 38 Thallon St. Cost: Free.

Fun Fit Line Dancing

2-3pm

Dancing is beneficial for the mind and body. Come and enjoy easy steps to great music in a friendly atmosphere. Venue: New Inala Hall, Corner Corsair Ave and Wirraway Pde, Inala. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone Yumi Schaefer on 0425 256735.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

3-4.30pm

Try the most popular water craze in a beautiful calm setting on the Enoggera Reservoir. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet. Bring a towel and a change of clothes. Meet at the Enoggera Reservoir beach entrance. Venue: Walk60 Mount Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0419 289802.

Maintain Your Bike

5.30-6.30pm

Watch a demonstration of how to clean your bicycle, change a tyre and learn some simple tips to keep your bike in good working order. Come with or without your bike. Venue: Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0427 431481.

Suburban Concert

5.45-7pm

Andrew Garton and his Pantheon of Swing (Swing). Venue: Indooroopilly Hotel, 3 Station Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3878 0111.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Trivia morning

9.30am

Trivia morning for groups or individuals - fun, morning tea and prizes. No need to book. Venue: Clubrooms, Carina Senior Citizens Club, 1 Edmond Street, Carina. Cost: Free.

See me. Know me.

1.30-3.30pm

Join Meaningful Ageing Australia with Red Thread Stories for 'See Me. Know Me.', a unique exploration of ageing using an approach called Playback Theatre, where the audience's stories and experiences become the content of the show. This powerful improvised theatre show is part of Meaningful Ageing Australia's national See me. Know me. campaign. Refreshments are included. Venue: 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm. Cost: $5 seniors card holders, $25 all others. Contact: For bookings, go to seemeknowme.org.au or phone 1800 618107.

Morning Tea

10-11am

Come in and have a cuppa and biscuits. See Killara Centre and Learn all about the Killara and Anglicare Brisbane South Respite Care available 6am-6pm for carers who work or study. Venue: Ang 71 Wynyard St, Cleveland. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone Josephine on 3488 8427.

Darby & Mike

11am-2pm

Darby & Mike singing the oldies but goodie tunes of yesteryear. Venue: Redlands Sporting Club. Cost: Free.

Redland Bay Tennis Club

8am-1pm

Come along and have fun, meet with friends, complimentary tea and coffee. Beginners welcome. Venue: Redland Bay Tennis Club, 61 Boundary Road. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone George on 3829 1383.

Full day bus trip

8am

A stop off for a delicious morning tea at Mary Cairncross Park before venturing to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. There will be golf carts to hire at very reasonable prices. Enjoy Glasshouse Mountains, wander the garden and visit the bird aviary. BYO lunch at Montville and browse the many quaint shops. Venue: Bus departs from Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield St, Cleveland. Cost: $69 incl morning tea and tour for members, non-members add $15. Contact: Phone 3821 1059 to book, EFTPOS available.

Gentle Fitness

8-9am

Enjoy specifically designed sessions to increase your fitness in a social environment. Bring towel and bottle of water. Venue: Jolly Centre, Studio, 28 Tallowwood St, Seven Hills. Cost: Free. Contact: For more, phone Liz on 0405 652109.

Tai Chi Qigong

8.30-9.30am

Tai chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. Meet 200m along bike path. Venue: Aspley Rest Park, 8 Graham Rd, Carseldine. Cost: Free. Contact: For more, phone Paul on 0415 335063.

Tai Chi Qigong

9-10am

Tai chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Meet off Counihan Road, on riverbank. Venue: Rocks Riverside Park, 531 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd. Cost: $5. Contact: For more, phone Kevin on 3376 1830.

Recreational Shooting

9am-12.30pm

Learn how to shoot a rifle, pistol and shotgun in a safe and friendly environment. It is essential that you bring photographic ID (e.g. driver's licence) and wear fully enclosed footwear. Venue: 292 Mount Petrie Rd, Belmont. Cost: $25. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3395 0911.

Zumba Gold

9.15-10.15am

Ditch the workout, join the party featuring rhythms and dance moves to Latin and international beats targeted to suit older participants and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Venue: Jolly Centre, Studio, 28 Tallowwood St, Seven Hills. Cost: Free. Contact: For more, phone Liz 0405 652109.

Devonshire Tea

10am-12pm

National Seniors Australia is hosting an exclusive event at the heritage listed Wolston Farmhouse in Wacol. Join us for Devonshire tea on the verandah overlooking the six-acre property listening to the stunning melody of harpist, Janita Billingham. Feel free to catch the train and make use of our free courtesy bus from Wacol station. Venue: Wolston Farmhouse, 223 Grindle Rd, Wacol. Cost: $21.97, members of NSA receive discounted entry. Contact: Bookings required by August 21, phone 3233 9141.

Brisbane Greeters Walk

10am-3pm

As a port city, Brisbane has a rich history of goods coming in via Customs House and ships chandlers, with some of those goods being used by in former factories in the Brisbane CBD. Venue: King George Square. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, go to eventbrite.com.au.

Fitzgibbon Community Centre Brunch

10.30am-1pm

Come enjoy some light entertainments by local performers and share an assortment of savouries, sweets and refreshments including tea and coffee. Venue: 545 Roghan Rd, Fitzgibbon. Cost: Gold coin donation. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3869 3244.

Brisbane City Hall Heritage Tour

10.30-11.45am

Brisbane City Hall Heritage Tour ending in a Works from the Collection Exhibition -Substation 9; Impress Printmakers at Museum of Brisbane. Afterwards enjoy a coffee and cake at the Commix Red Cross Cafe at the City Hall, Adelaide Street. All proceeds from the cafe go to fund a Night cafe for homeless youth in Brisbane. Venue: Tour starts in City Hall, King George Square Foyer . Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 8888.

Celebrate Seniors

10.30-11.30am

Enjoy a morning tea with us, while discovering a different world at your library. Let us introduce you to some fabulous and fun technology. Venue: Fairfield Library, 180 Fairfield Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 8615.

Carindale VIEW Club lunch

11.30am-2pm

We invite members and guests to celebrate Seniors Week with a special lunch at Easts Leagues Club. Our guest presenter will be Nicole Murray. Nicole is a musician, choir director, workshop facilitator and founder member of vocal group Cloud Street. Venue: Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Rd. Cost: $35. Contact: Bookings required by August 15, phone 0411 118603.

The Joy Dispensary

12-1.30pm

Join Stacey and Liv for a fun hour of making simple rhythms for right and left hand brain coordination, body percussion and conclude with a joyful music jam. Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3857 1152.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

Variety concert

9.30am

A variety concert and BBQ lunch with salads and dessert. No booking required. Venue: Clubrooms, Carina Senior Citizens Club, 1 Edmond Street, Carina. Cost: $6.

Open Day and Tour

10am-2pm

Come and enjoy coffee and cake along with a tour of beautiful Capella Bay Aged Care. Prospective residents and families are all welcome. Venue: 260 Old Cleveland Road East, Wellington Point. Cost: Free.

Morning Tea

10-11am

Come in and have a cuppa and biscuits. See Killara Centre and Learn all about the Killara and Anglicare Brisbane South Respite Care available 6am-6pm for carers who work or study.Venue: Angli71 Wynyard St, Cleveland. Cost: Free. Contact: Josephine on 3488 8427.

U3A - Back to school day

9am-3pm

Spend a day at the Lions Hut in Cleveland with fellow students and expand your knowledge while you enjoy good company. There will be five presentations by knowledgeable and entertaining guest speakers on a variety of interesting and enjoyable topics. Enjoy little lunch or big lunch and nibbles after school. Venue: Lions Hut, Cleveland. Cost: $20.

Seniors Chit Chat

9.30-11am

Come and celebrate Queensland Seniors Week and be entertained by local music talent. Venue: Victoria Point Library. Cost: Free.

Let's Dance

11am-2pm

Join Mike Whitmore for a morning of fun and dancing. Venue: Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Rd. Cost: Free.

Open Day - Trinder Park

12-2.30pm

Meet the team, enjoy the free barbecue, tour our refurbished villas and co-located aged care service! A wonderful opportunity to ask any questions about residential aged care, retirement living and home care packages. Venue: 10 Laurel St, Woodridge. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by August 16, phone 3387 4999.

Bribie Seniors Living Expo

9am-1pm

This year's Seniors Expo celebrates the best that Bribie has to offer members of our community. Lucky door prizes will be drawn each half hour, light refreshments will be available. Venue: Bribie Respite and Support Services, 96-108 Arcadia Ave, Woorim. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3408 2112.

Tai Chi for Health

9.30-10.30am

This is a safe and easy-to-learn program proven to: relieve pain and reduce stiffness; improve balance and reduce falls. Meet near the playground. Venue: Hawthorne Park, 140 Riding Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone 0438 802018.

Portofino celebrates Seniors Week

10am-1pm

Come along ladies and gentlemen, children and grandchildren! Enjoy the festivities, live entertainment, local schools and community groups showcasing their amazing talents. There will plenty to keep you occupied with local exhibitors, food vans and lively entertainers. Bring your friends and families along to a morning of fun and laughter. Venue: Access via 101 Allen St, Hamilton. Vacenti Portofino Hamilton. Cost: Free.

Smartphone Skills for Seniors

10am-noon

Learn how to navigate your way around a smartphone with a touch screen. This includes how to make and receive calls, create and send text messages, add contacts and install apps. Perfect for the first time user. Bring your own smartphone. Venue: Garden City Library, Level R4 - Upper Mount Gravatt. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 7745.

Be Connected: Free digital training for older adults

10am-12.30pm

Be Connected is a free Australian Government initiative helping older adults to get the most out of going online. Shopping, viewing and listening online. New skills and morning tea included, all for free. BYO mobile device if you have one. Venue: State Library of Queensland, South Bank. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by August 22, 3842 9058.

Make a Macrame Key Chain

10am-12pm

Macrame is the biggest thing in craft right now! Come and join us and make your very own macrame key chain. We will have a fun morning of being creative. Venue: The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3857 1152.

Praise Dance Exercise

10.30-11.30am

Praise Dance is a form of exercise with the movement combining aerobic, dancing and physical exercise and is suitable for all ages. Venue:Acacia Ridge Community Centre, Hanify St. Cost: Free.

Lord Mayor's Cabaret Masterclasses

11am-12.15pm

This is your time to shine! Join a free masterclass with top industry mentors including Normie Rowe, Jackie Love and Jason Barry-Smith. Venue: Sandgate Town Hall, 5 Brighton Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3901 7322 between 10am-2pm.

Suburban Concert - Australian Army Band

11am-12.15pm

Repertoire ranges from traditional big band sounds through to funky arrangement of pop and rock hits. The band also plays modern big band music such as the Gordon Goodwin Big Band and compositions by James Morrison, Ed Wilson and Tim Davies. Venue: Kedron-Wavell Services Club, Chermside. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3359 9122.

Virtual Reality

2-3.30pm

Explore the world of Virtual Reality (VR) at the library. This session will introduce you to VR and the potential of this exciting new technology, with the opportunity to try a VR experience. Venue: Carindale Library, Westfield Carindale. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3407 1490.

Smartphone Skills for Seniors

2-3.30pm

Learn how to navigate your way around a smartphone with a touch screen. This includes how to make and receive calls, create and send text messages, add contacts and install apps. Perfect for the first time user. Bring your own smartphone. Venue: Fairfield Library, 180 Fairfield Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 8615.

Suburban Concert

5.30-6.15pm

Beginner's rock 'n' roll dance workshop led by Breakaways Dance Club. Venue: Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, 92 Wondall Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 8888.

Seniors Week Suburban Concert

6.15-7.30pm

Ella Fontaine & The Sugar Shakers (rock 'n' roll). Venue: Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, 92 Wondall Rd. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 8888.

Senior Matters

7.30-10pm

Senior Matters is a stage production by Shining Lights Seniors' Theatre Workshop, a weekly acting class for older people run by the Sunnybank Theatre Group Inc. Venue: 14 Mains Rd, Sunnybank. Cost: $22 concession. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3345 3964.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Queensland Family History Society Open Day

10am-3pm

Come along and talk to the members on how to get started researching your family history. The society has special interest groups that have specialised knowledge of areas including DNA, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Colonial India and the Far East, and Central European. Venue: Library & Resource Centre, 58 Bellevue Ave, Gaythorne. Cost: Free. Contact: Phone Susie der Kinderen on 0427 738063.

Parchment Craft Art Display

10am-4pm

A display of hand-crafted Parchment Craft. This includes novelty items, cards for all occasions (birthdays, weddings, Christmas, christenings, anniversaries and Easter), as well as framed artworks as wall decorations. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Art & Craft Exhibition

10am-4pm

Knitted and crocheted goods, greeting cards, jewellery. Some of each of these for sale. Raffle of artwork. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Leatherwork and Woodwork Exhibition

10am-4pm

A display of all forms of leatherwork and wood carvings. Some items can be purchased. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Matilda's Quilting Group (Handcraft Show and Sales)

10am-4pm

Matilda's Quilters provide a wonderful display of their work items available for you to purchase, includes knitted and crocheted goods, greeting cards and jewellery. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Cycling tour de Nudgee

9am-12pm

This mostly flat 25km route combines a mixture of quiet street cycling and some of Brisbane's best dedicated bike paths. Start at Newmarket, follow Enoggera Creek bikeway through Windsor and Albion before linking with the new northern bikeway through Lutwyche, Wooloowin and Kedron. Meet at the car park. Venue: Kalinga Park, 48 Kalinga St. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0413 253366.

Smartphone Skills for Seniors

10am-12pm

Learn how to navigate your way around a smartphone with a touch screen. Perfect for the first time user. Bring your own smartphone. Venue: Wynnum Library, 145 Florence St. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3403 2199.

Senior Matters

2-4.30pm

Senior Matters is a stage production by Shining Lights Seniors' Theatre Workshop, a weekly acting class for older people run by the Sunnybank Theatre Group Inc. Venue: 14 Mains Rd, Sunnybank. Cost: $22 concession. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3345 3964.

Fishwise

2-5pm

Fishing for beginners. Learn the basics of shore based fishing - bait gathering, knot tying, rod casting etc. All fishing equipment and bait included. Venue: RQYS Port Centre Park, 578J Royal Esp, Manly. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0403 713820.

TSCAQ Qld Senior Citizens' Week

5.30-10.30pm

The Tamil Senior Citizens' Association (Qld) Inc. (TSCAQ), aligning with the Queensland Government's and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland's vision of building age-friendly communities in Queensland, has organised an indoor cultural and entertainment show to celebrate the 2019 Queensland Seniors Week. A subsidised dinner with traditional Tamil home cooked menu. Venue: Jindalee Bowls Club, cnr Sinnamon & Yallambee Rds. Cost: Free.

Senior Matters

7.30-10pm

Senior Matters is a stage production by Shining Lights Seniors' Theatre Workshop, a weekly acting class for older people run by the Sunnybank Theatre Group Inc. Venue: 14 Mains Rd, Sunnybank. Cost: $22 concession. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3345 3964.

Theatrical Performance

7.30-10pm

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Laura Annawyn Shamas from the novel by Joan Lindsay. Venue: Ron Hurley Theatre, Seven Hills Hub, 28 Tallowwood St. Cost: Adults $25; Concession $20; Children $15 10 or more group booking $18 each. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3391 7180.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Pottery Wheel Funshop

9.30-11.30am

Throw yourself into the fun and engaging world of pottery. Experienced artists will guide you through the techniques of pottery wheel throwing and hand sculpting. Find muscles you never knew you had in this physical and fun activity. Meet at the old school house studio. Venue: Upper Brookfield State School. Cost: $5. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0411 246487.

Bands in Parks

10am-2pm

Head to the bay for food trucks and live music. Hear brass, swing, string and pipe bands featuring Bayside Brass, Brass Roots Live, Yellow Bird Trio and Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band. Joined by Rootes Group Round Up Display of classic cars. Venue: George Clayton Park, 55 Lower Esp, Manly. Cost: Free.

Bands in Parks - Dogs Day Out

10am-4pm

This is the first time we've celebrated International Dog Day at Newstead House, get your pooches ready and bring them along to enjoy a Newstead picnic. Food trucks will be trading, and bands will be playing dog-friendly music. Venue: Newstead House, Breakfast Creek Rd. Cost: Free.

Pottery Wheel Funshop

12.30-2.30pm

Throw yourself into the fun and engaging world of pottery. Experienced artists will guide you through the techniques of pottery wheel throwing and hand sculpting. Venue: Upper Brookfield State School. Cost: $5. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0411 246487.

Theatrical Performance

2-4pm

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Laura Annawyn Shamas from the novel by Joan Lindsay. Three schoolgirls and their governess mysteriously disappear on Valentine's Day 1900. Venue: Ron Hurley Theatre, Seven Hills Hub, 28 Tallowwood St. Cost: Adults $25; Concession $20; Children $15 10 or more group booking $18 each. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3391 7180.

August Rhythm and Sounds

2-5.30pm

Join our community for an enchanting afternoon of music, food and dancing. Enjoy a mouth-watering high tea includes a choc hazelnut torte, savoury quiches and delicious jam and cream scones. Venue: Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Dr, Chermside. Cost: $35. Contact: Bookings required, phone 3624 6100.

Ballroom Dancing

5-6.30pm

Learn ballroom, Latin and sequence dances in a fun and friendly environment. Wear comfortable enclosed footwear. Venue: Fortitude Valley PCYC, 458 Wickham St. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 0422 967267.

Showcasing Skills and U3A

10am-1pm

The purpose of this event is to show people aged over 50 the opportunities that exist within the community to continue to learn and remain active. It is also an opportunity to offer your own skills and become a volunteer tutor which is a rewarding experience in itself. Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, Redcliffe, 401 Oxley Ave. Cost: $7. Contact: Bookings required by August 23, phone 3284 2687.

Parchment Craft

10am-2pm

Parchment Craft artworks in frames, novelties like baskets and lamps. Greeting cards for all occasions. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Art & Craft Exhibition

10am-2pm

Knitted and crocheted goods, greetings cards, jewellery. Some of these for sale. Raffle of artwork. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Leatherwork and Woodwork Exhibition

10am-2pm

A display of all forms of leatherwork and wood carvings. Some items can be purchased. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Matilda's Quilting Group (Show and Sales)

10am-2pm

Matilda's Quilters provide a wonderful display of their work items available for you to purchase, includes knitted and crocheted goods, greeting cards and jewellery. Venue: Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland. Cost: Free.

Latin Dance Workshop

10.30am-12.30pm

Join Amos Dance Rhythms for a social and progressive Rumba lesson. No partners necessary. Venue: Redlands Sporting Club, Main Lounge, Anson Road, Wellington Point. Cost: Free.

Gardens Open Day

10am-2pm

Come and visit Redlands largest community gardens on our open day. Enjoy our display gardens, veggie beds, workshops and guest speakers. Preserves, jams, relishes, sausage sizzle, tea room area to sit and have a drink and cake, biscuits and sandwiches, raffles, plant sales and more. Venue: Oakland Street Community Garden situated at the back of Keith Surridge Park. Cost: Gold coin donation.

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