SHARING IS CARING: Queensland Seniors Week 2019.
SHARING IS CARING: Queensland Seniors Week 2019. Cecilie_Arcurs

QLD Seniors Week: Toowoomba events

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Seniors Week concert

9.30am-4pm

A concert will be presented by our various activities, followed by a light lunch. Afternoon entertainment will be provided by the dance band, Timeless. Venue: Toowoomba Senior Citizens Club Inc, 39 Victoria St, Toowoomba. Cost: $5. Contact: Bookings required by Wednesday, August 14, phone 4632 7157.

Table Tennis morning

10am-12.30pm

Join experienced and new, interested people for a fun-filled morning of table tennis games, lessons and morning tea. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Table Tennis Assoc, 5 Woodlands Rd, Gatton. Cost: Free. Contact: Booking required, phone 5466 3425.

Country music concert

1-4.30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of great country music with proceeds going to the Lockyer Valley School Chaplaincy program. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, 23 North St, Gatton. Cost: $7.

Colours of the Lockyer Arts and Culture Festival

10am-3pm

With five hours of free entertainment and activities along with a wide variety of information and market stalls, this festival offers something for everyone. Medieval knights, Aboriginal performances, belly dancers, live music and more. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Ferrari Park, Laidley. Cost: Free.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, and SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Pringle Cottage Museum Tour

12pm-3pm

Pringle Cottage Museum is offering a guided tour of the museum and complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits for seniors during opening hours. Cost: $5. Venue: Warwick Museum, Pringle Cottage, 79-83 Dragon St, Warwick.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Southern Cross Soloists concert Rhapsody

3-5pm

Join Australia's leading chamber ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists, for a thrilling concert of brilliance, flair and sumptuous music-making. From Ravel's whirling La Valse, to Massenet's gorgeous violin melody in Meditation, this program of much-loved classics and virtuosic masterpieces culminates with an absolute audience favourite: George Gershwin's legendary jazz piano concerto, Rhapsody in Blue. Wheelchair accessible and hearing loop available. Venue: Warwick Campus, Church of Christ Care, 223 Dragon St, Warwick. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required by Friday, August 16, phone 3370 1923.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

Seniors concert

10am-noon

Free Seniors Week Concert featuring Memphis Moovers. Doors open at 9.30am for morning tea. Venue: Clifton Co-Op Hospital, Diversional Therapy Room, Parking off Kate St. Contact: Bookings required by August 16, phone 131 872.

AGM of NSA

9.30am

The annual general meeting of Garden City Toowoomba branch of National Seniors Australia. Before the formalities of the annual meeting we will be entertained by a Singing Group. There will be raffles, a bring and buy stall, morning tea served by the Bowls Ladies. Visitors welcome. Venue: Drayton Bowls Club, cnr Ball and Gipps Street. Cost $7. Contact: For more information, phone Hazel on 4635 4519.

PrYme Aqua

8.30am-9.15am

This class is ideal for anyone new to Aqua Aerobics, PrYme Movers members or someone recovering from injury. Venue: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Yoga

9.30-10.30am

Relax and unwind with 60 minutes of mindfulness, gentle stretching and exercise. A fusion of several different yoga styles to centre your mind and body, suitable for new comers and experienced yogis. Venue: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

PrYme Active (Stadium)

10.30-11.30am

Classes are designed for adults 60 and older who like to maintain an active lifestyle and are looking for a fun, social experience as well as a good workout. The focus is on games and other fun physical activities designed to increase fitness, coordination and balance. This class is all about experiencing the joy of movement through games and sport. WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Laidley luncheon

9.30am-1pm

Catch up with old friends and meet new ones over morning tea and lunch. Entertainment by local musician John Miners, raffles, lucky door prizes and more. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Laidley Cultural Centre, 3 Laidley Plainland Rd, Laidley. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3425.

Tech Savvy libraries

10-11am

Learn how to use a tablet/phone to read books and magazines or listen to stories and watch movies. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Gatton Library, 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required 5466 3425.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

Seniors Concert

10-12pm

Free Seniors Week Concert featuring Memphis Moovers. Doors open at 9.30am for morning tea. Venue: Millmerran Cultural Centre, Walpole Street, Millmerran. Bus leaving Cecil Plains Library at 9am to attend Millmerran Concert. Bus leaving Pittsworth Pioneer Village at 8.45am stopping at Brookstead Community Hall 9.10am to attend Millmerran Concert. Contact: Bookings required by August 16, phone 131 872.

Pringle Cottage Museum Tour

9am-noon

Pringle Cottage Museum is offering a guided tour of the museum and complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits for seniors during opening hours. Venue: Warwick Museum, Pringle Cottage, 79-83 Dragon St, Warwick. Cost: $5.

Pilates

9.30-10.30am

Pilates aims to strengthen the core (ie abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks) improves physical co-ordination and balance. Venue: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Recorder ensemble

10am-10.30am

Presentation by U3A recorder ensemble.

Warwick Art Gallery, 49 Albion St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

PrYme Easy

11am-11.45am

A class designed for people 50 and over looking to stay active and mobile with gentle exercises in a welcoming social environment. The class combines aerobic and resistance training to help maintain overall fitness while having a great time with upbeat music and good company. Venue: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Introduction to Library Digital Resources

2-3 pm

Southern Downs Regional Council provides a range of resources and services to residents through its libraries. Find out more about the wide range of digital resources on offer such as eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, and film streaming. Venue: Warwick Library Meeting Room, 49 Albion St, Warwick. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone Marianne Potter on 1300 697 372.

Magic for the Ages

10.30am-1pm

A multi-generational celebration featuring a magic show by Drace Illusionist, activities, stalls, prizes and a free light lunch. Venue: Laidley Cultural Centre, 3 Laidley Plainland Rd, Laidley. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3425.

Open Day - Lockyer Valley Community Activities Shed

9-11am

Join the men and ladies for an open day and find out what happens inside the shed. Enclosed shoes to be worn for safety. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Lockyer Valley Community Activities Shed, Saleyard Rd, Gatton. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3425.

Be Connected Tech Support Information Session, 10-11.30am

Learn how to 'get connected' electronically. From email, to social media, this session is a walk through for beginners. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Lockyer Community Centre, 14 Crescent St, Gatton. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3425.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Seniors Concert

10am-noon

Free Seniors Week Concert featuring Memphis Moovers. Doors open at 9.30am for morning tea. Venue: Crows Nest Community Hall, William St, Crows Nest. Bus leaving Highfields Cultural centre at 9am to attend Crows Nest Concert. Contact: Bookings required by August 16, phone 131 872.

PrYme Aqua

8.30-9.15am

This class is ideal for anyone new to Aqua Aerobics, PrYme Movers members or someone recovering from injury. Venue: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Mystery Movie

10am-12pm

Settle back and enjoy morning tea along with a movie with a difference. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: LaiCost: Free dley Library, Spicer St, Laidley. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3425.

Gatton luncheon

9.30am-1pm

Bring along your friends, enjoy morning tea, lunch, great entertainment with Trudy and Jed Hintz, raffles, lucky door prizes and more. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Gatton Shire Hall, 52 North St, Gatton. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required phone 5466 3426.

Taoist Tai Chi Class

1-2.30pm

Join members of the Taoist Tai Chi and they will guide you through a basic Tai Chi class. The class is free for all first timers and new members. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, 13 North St, Gatton. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3426.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Seniors Concert

10am-noon

Free Seniors Week Concert featuring Memphis Moovers. Doors open at 9.30am for morning tea. Venue: Oakey Cultural Centre, Corner Campbell/McDonald Streets, Oakey. Contact: Bookings required by August 16, phone 131 872.

Pringle Cottage Museum Tour

9am-12pm

Pringle Cottage Museum is offering a guided tour of the museum and complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits for seniors during opening hours. Venue: Warwick Museum, Pringle Cottage, 79-83 Dragon St, Warwick. Cost: $5.

Croquet Try Out Day

9.30am-12.30pm

Come explore and learn about the sport of Croquet, and play some Croquet with our friendly club. Morning tea will be provided. Venue: Warwick Croquet Club, Albert St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Pickleball

10am-12pm

An introduction to the game of Pickleball by two accredited coaches. One of Australia's fastest growing sports, Pickleball is a paddle and ball sport played over a low net on a small court. Come along and try out this new and exciting sport. Venue: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Garden Care, Drought Wise

10-11.30am

We will be showing customers the best plants to survive through tough environmental times alongside the best way to utilise soils and products to make the most of your water consumption. Venue: Bunnings Warwick, cnr Canning and Condamine St Warwick. Cost: Free.

PrYme Mind and Body

12pm-12.45pm

All PrYme (seniors) classes for Seniors Week are free for anyone wanting to try them out. There is aqua classes, gentle chair yoga, pilates and tai chi available. Venue: WIRAC 2, 9 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Introduction to Online Training Resources

2-3pm

Southern Downs Regional Library Service has a wide range of free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eLearning and eDatabases available online to all those with a membership card- anywhere, anytime. Venue: Warwick Library Meeting Room, 49 Albion St, Warwick. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 1300 697 372.

Tai chi

4.30-5.30pm

Relax and unwind with tai chi, a perfect class made for any fitness level. Venue: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Seniors Expo

9am-3pm

During Seniors Week, Garden City branch of National Seniors Australia, with the sponsorship of Toowoomba Regional Council, will host a seniors expo. This will be an opport- unity for seniors to gain information on, and interact with the providers of, services and activities such as health services, finance, travel, retirement living, social clubs and more. There is still space for more stall holders. Venue: Berghofer Recreation Centre, Baker Street, Toowoomba. Cost: Free. Contact: For more, phone Hazel on 4635 4519.

Open Day - Lockyer Valley Community Activities Shed

9-11am

Join the men and ladies for an open day and find out what happens inside the shed. Closed in shoes to be worn for safety. Venue: Lockyer Valley Community Activities Shed, Saleyard Rd, Gatton. Cost: Free, Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3425.

Mystery Movie

10am-noon

Settle back and enjoy morning tea along with a movie with a difference! Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Gatton Library, 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3425.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

Seniors Concert

10am-12pm

Free Seniors Week Concert featuring Memphis Moovers. Doors open at 9.30am for morning tea. Venue: Cooyar Community Hall, Munro Street, Cooyar. Bus leaving Yarraman Bowls Club at 9am to attend Cooyar Concert. Contact: Bookings required by August 16, phone 131 872.

PrYme Aqua

8.30am-9.15am

This class is ideal for anyone new to aqua aerobics, PrYme Movers members or someone recovering from injury. Venue: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Pringle Cottage Museum Tour

10am-noon

Pringle Cottage Museum is offering a guided tour of the museum and complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits for seniors during opening hours. Venue: Warwick Museum Pringle Cottage, 79-83 Dragon St, Warwick. Cost: $5.

Pilates

10.30-11.30am

Pilates aims to strengthen the core (ie abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks) improves physical co-ordination and balance. Venue: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St, Warwick. Cost: Free.

Vintage and Classic Car Rides

9.30am-12.30pm

Revisit the glory days of vintage cars as you go for a jaunt in your choice of some beautifully restored vehicles provided by the Lockyer Antique Motor Association. Morning tea and lunch included. Venue: Laidley Pioneer Village, Pioneer St, Laidley. Cost: Free. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3425.

Over 50s Lifestyle Expo

12-3pm

The expo will include approx. 25 exhibitors, providing displays and information stalls ranging from support services, learning opportunities for over 50s, support devices, leisure activities, special interest groups, care planning etc. Throughout the day there will be a group presentation on care planning and tai chi fitness. The aim is to provide information to Over 50s community members, to better equip and inform them regarding their personal future care and lifestyle options, where patrons have an opportunity to gather a multiple choice of information in one easily accessible location. Venue: Gatton Shire Hall, 52 North St, Gatton. Cost: Free.

Line dancing class

5.30-7pm

Why not give line dancing a go? It's fun, it's free and it's easier than it looks. Meet some great people and try something new. Venue: Gatton Church of Christ Hall, cnr Hickey and Allan St, Gatton. Cost: Free.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Chaplaincy Family Breakfast

7.30-9am

This is a time for fellowship and prayer to support School Chaplaincy in the Lockyer Valley. Venue: Gatton Church of Christ Hall, cnr Hickey and Allan St, Gatton. Cost: Free, donation appreciated. Contact: Bookings required, phone 5466 3425.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, and SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Guided Museum tour

12-3pm

Pringle Cottage Museum Tour Pringle Cottage Museum is offering a guided tour of the museum and complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits for seniors during opening hours. Venue: Warwick Museum, Pringle Cottage, 79-83 Dragon St, Warwick. Cost: $5.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Combined Churches Gospel Service

2-3pm

An afternoon of gospel music and a performance by the Peace Lutheran Choir. Afternoon tea will be provided. Wheelchair accessible. Venue: Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, 13 North St, Gatton. Cost: Free.

Disclaimer: Dates and times are printed as given to us. No responsibility is taken for accuracy of this information.


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