SET SAIL: Get out and about and explore the events and activities on offer during Queensland Seniors Week.
SET SAIL: Get out and about and explore the events and activities on offer during Queensland Seniors Week. Purestock

Seniors Week 2017: Gold Coast calendar of events

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

 

Paradise Radio Yacht Club Regatta

11am-3pm best for spectators. IOM ,10R and RC Laser fleets racing at Emerald Lakes. A spectacle of close competitive yacht racing involving up to three separate fleets of radio controlled yachts. Adjacent to boat ramp area Lakeside Drive, Emerald Lakes, Carrara. Spectators free. Visitors welcome and invited to participate. Contact Julian on 0431930744. For competitors: refer to website: for specific earlier start times. pryc.com.au.

 

Aveo Village Fete

8.30am-noon. Aveo Amity Gardens. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Aveo Mah Jong

1.30pm. Aveo Southport. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Aveo Jazz and Shiraz

5pm. Aveo Mountain View. Cost: $5 entry. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Senior Sailing

9.30am-12.30pm. Gold Coast Sailing Club. Beginners to advanced - we'll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring. Community Sports House, 337 Christine Ave, Varsity Lakes. Cost: $25. Email: goldcoastsailingclub@icloud.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

 

Aveo Golden Girls Concert

2pm. The Domain Country Club. Gold coin donation. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Orienteering

9am-10.30am. Paradise Lost Orienteers. Park orienteering - everyone welcome. Bring shoes, sun protection. Schuster Park, Heather St, Tallebudgera. Phone 0404509924. Email: paradiselost@oq.asn.au. Free for over 60s.

 

Senior Sailing

9.30am-12.30pm. Gold Coast Sailing Club. Beginners to advanced - we'll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring. Community Sports House, 337 Christine Ave, Varsity Lakes. Cost: $25. Email: goldcoastsailingclub@icloud.com.

 

Woodturning Display

10am-2pm. Gold Coast Woodturners. Come along to see our woodturning demonstration. 238 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba, 4213. Free. Phone 0401858683.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

 

New Vogue Sequence Dance

Noon-3pm. An afternoon of dancing and fun with an afternoon tea, Monte Carlo raffle and lucky door prizes. Palm Beach Share 'N' Care Centre, 31 Tenth Ave, Palm Beach. Free. Contact: Malcolm McRae on 55341142 or the office on: 55356444.

 

Seniors Showcase

10am-noon. Free morning tea and entertainment with musical performances, singing groups and dance demonstrations. Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre Inc. 2 Gerrard St, Coolangatta. Free. Contact for booking: 55364050.

 

Splash into Seniors Week

6am-6pm. Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre Open Day. 90 Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera. Free entry for seniors aged 60 years and over to come and try all facilities, including a 25-metre heated outdoor pool with beach entry, suitable for casual lap swimming. It's a great way to exercise, meet new people, have a laugh and learn something new. Check the City of Gold Coast website For more information: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/seniorsweek.

 

High Society Tea Songs & Soiree

11.30am-1.30pm. Runaway Bay Community Centre, 379 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay. Enjoy a high tea with a fantastic musical program bought to you by Vavachi Entertainment. Get swept away with performances of light opera, operetta and classical film music courtesy of Runaway Bay Lions. Cost $35. Wheelchair accessible. Call 0414725097 to book.

 

Helensvale Bridge Club

11.30am (suggest you arrive 15 minutes beforehand). Helensvale Community Centre, 27 Discovery Dr, Helensvale. We play duplicate bridge. Our club is a small friendly club and everyone who plays bridge is most welcome. Cost for the game/day for visitors: $7. Contact: Libby Burne on 55930695.

 

Gold Coast Family History Society free Open Day

10am-3pm. August is National Family History Month and our doors are open to the research library. Room 3, Bicentennial Centre, Southport/Nerang Rd. Everyone welcome to browse through our worldwide collection records. Free short talks: 11am Early NSW records; and 12.30pm Our library and using the catalogue to make it easier to find the records you are looking for. goldcoastfhs.org.au.

 

Aveo's Got Talent

10am. Gold Coast Arts Centre. Cost: $5 entry. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Aveo Trivia

1.30pm. Aveo Tranquility Gardens. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Aveo Cards

7pm. Aveo Banora Point. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Aveo Lawn Bowls

2pm. Cleveland Gardens. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au.

 

Rock 'n' Roll Morning Tea

9am-noon. Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre. Rock 'n' roll dance performance set to the tunes of The Dukes. Cnr Lindfield Rd and Sir John Overall Dr, Helensvale. Free. Phone 55811625.

 

Bring a Friend - Learner New Vogue Dancing

9am-noon. Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association. Bring a friend - learn how to vogue dance (beginner). 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 55371377.

Email: southportseniorcitizens @gmail.com.

 

Staying Connected - Seniors Expo

9am-1pm. Beenleigh & Districts Senior Citizens Centre Inc is hosting a free event focused on staying connected for Seniors - Over 50s. 20 Alamein St, Beenleigh. Free. Bookings required on 32871477. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Senior Sailing

9.30am-12.30pm. Gold Coast Sailing Club. Beginners to advanced - we'll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring. Community Sports House, 337 Christine Ave, Varsity Lakes. Cost: $25. Email: goldcoastsailingclub @icloud.com.

 

Shuffleboard

9.30am-noon. Gold Coast Shuffleboard Club. Come and try shuffleboard - good for the mind and body. End of Pines Lane, Elanora. Free. Email: girtaustralia@icloud.com.

 

Free Hearing Checks

10am-2pm. Australian Hearing. Quick and free hearing checks. Nerang Library, corner Price and White Sts, Nerang. Free. Phone 55548900.

 

Retired OnLine Computer Club

10am-noon. Retired OnLine Computer Club for Seniors. Morning tea, 'Geek Speak', and working with images. Cost: $3. Share N Care, 31 Tenth Ave, Palm Beach. Phone 0479112366.

 

Aqua aerobics for seniors

10.30-11.15am. Come and try low impact aqua aerobics for seniors in the heated outdoor pool at the Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre. It's a great way to exercise, meet new people, have a laugh and learn something new. Free entry for seniors aged 60 years (age identification required). Free. No bookings required but places are limited. Visit the City of Gold Coast website For more information: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/ seniorsweek

 

Ozcare - Let's Go Troppo

10am-11.30am. Aloha! Let's go troppo for Seniors Week. Join us for a tropical themed party including a hula competition and island games. So get out your Hawaiian shirts and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime without having to leave your chair. Ozcare Ozanam Villa - Burleigh Heads, 20 Matilda St. Free. Bookings required 55070800. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Senior Social and Morning Tea

11am-noon. Southport Library. Social session for older adults. Morning tea provided. Corner Garden and Lawson St, Southport. Free. Bookings required 55817200.

 

Bring a Friend - Advanced Beginner Line Dancing

12.30pm-2.30pm. Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association. Bring a friend - try your hand at line dancing. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 55371377. Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com.

 

Art Show

8am-4pm. Upper Coomera Centre. Art show with art for sale from local artists. 90 Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera. Free. Phone 55298253.

 

Bring a Friend - Information Day

10am-noon. Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre Inc. Bring a friend - free morning tea, entertainment and information on all activities on offer. Free. 2 Gerrard St. Phone 55364050 or email: coordinator @coolangattaseniors.com.au.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

To celebrate Seniors Week, Southport Senior Citizens extends a welcome to join us. Come along and visit our club during this week to find friends, fun and fitness - all free for the whole week, either to participate or just watch. Our activities include line dancing, new vogue dancing, Scottish, square and tap dancing, tai chi/light exercise. For more information, visit the website: southportseniorcitizens.com for all activity times or phone Annette on 55371377 for more information.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

 

Paradise Radio Yacht Club Regatta

11am-3pm best for spectators. RG65 Dragon Force fleet racing at Emerald Lakes. A spectacle of close competitive yacht racing involving up to three separate fleets of radio control yachts. Emerald Lakes. Adjacent to boat ramp area Lakeside Dr, Emerald Lakes Carrara. Spectators free. Visitors welcome and invited to participate. Contact: Julian on 0431930744. For competitors: refer to website for specific earlier start times. pryc.com.au.

 

Aveo Scrabble

1.30pm. Aveo Tranquility Gardens. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Aveo Cards - 500

1.30pm Aveo Robina. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Exercise class for all ages

8am-9am. I Love Me. Improve your strength, fitness and balance. Uniting Church Hall, 4 Greenwich Court, Robina. Coast: $8. Email: ilovemyexercise@live.com.au.

 

Seniors introduction to deep water running

8.30am-9am. Come and try deep water running in the heated, world-class swimming facilities of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport. It's a great way to exercise, meet new people, have a laugh and learn something new. Free entry for seniors aged 60 years and over (proof of age identification required). No bookings required but places are limited. For more information: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/seniorsweek. Free. Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport Broadwater Parklands (main entrance off Marine Pde, Southport). Wheelchair accessible.

 

Japanese morning tea

9am-11am. Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre. Try origami while listening to a Koto music performance. Corner Lindfield Rd and Sir John Overall Dr, Helensvale. Free. Phone 55811625.

 

Bring a Friend - New Vogue Dancing

9am-noon. Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association. Bring a friend - learn how to new vogue dance. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 55371377. Email: southport seniorcitizens@gmail.com.

 

Wellbeing Seminar

9am-1pm. Twin Towns Uniting Church. Speakers, discussion, films, resources and light lunch. 22 Lanham St, Coolangatta. Gold coin donation. Bookings required 0432140005. Email: debra.pinkerton@gmail.com.

 

Senior Sailing

9.30am-12.30pm. Gold Coast Sailing Club. Beginners to advanced - we'll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring. Cost: $25. Community Sports House, 337 Christine Ave, Varsity Lakes. Email: goldcoastsailingclub@icloud. com.

 

Ozcare - Let's Go Troppo for Seniors Week

10am-11.30am. Aloha. Let's go troppo for Seniors Week. Join us for a tropical themed party including a hula competition and island games. So get out your Hawaiian shirts and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime without having to leave your chair. Free. Ozcare Ozanam Villa - Burleigh Heads, 20 Matilda St. Bookings required 55070800. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Bring a Friend - Tai Chi/ Light Exercise

1-2.30pm. Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association. Bring a friend - an afternoon of tai chi and light exercise. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 55371377. Email: southportseniorcitizens @gmail.com.

 

Bring a Friend - Scottish Dancing

7.30-9.30pm. Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association. Bring a friend - Scottish dancing classes. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 55371377. Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com.

 

Art Show

8am-4pm. Upper Coomera Centre. Art show with art for sale from local artists. 90 Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera. Free. Phone 55298253.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

 

Ormeau Senior's Expo

9am-1pm. Ormeau Centre, 3 Cuthbert Dr, Ormeau. Free morning tea and sausage sizzle. Exhibits and giveaways.

 

Recipe Swap

11am-noon. Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre. Bring along your favourite family recipes, swap cooking tips and tricks. Corner Lindfield Rd and Sir John Overall Dr, Helensvale. Free. Phone 55811625.

 

4everYoung

10.30am-noon. C3 Church Community Services Centre. Gathering for seniors for friendship, fellowship and conversation. 10 Villiers Dr, Currumbin Waters. Free. Bookings required on 55343210. Email: opportunityroad@c3c.org.au.

 

Musical Variety Concert

9-11.30am. Volunteering Services Australia. Variety Concert with morning tea for everyone. Nerang Bicentennial Hall, Southport-Nerang Rd, Nerang. Cost $5. Phone 55260688.

 

Helensvale Bridge Club

11am (suggest you arrive 15 minutes beforehand). Helensvale Senior Citizens Club, 31 Discovery Dr, Helensvale. We play duplicate bridge. Our club is a small friendly club and everyone who plays bridge is most welcome. Cost for the game/day for visitors: $7. Contact Libby Burne on 55930695.

 

Morning Melodies

11am-1pm. Healing Hooves Inc. charity in Nerang welcomes Seniors along to a free morning of live music, Sausage sizzle, tea/coffee, cakes, raffles and lucky door prizes. Country Paradise Parkland, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Rd, Nerang. Bookings essential: phone 0466254563.

 

Paradise Radio Yacht Club Regatta

11am-3pm best for spectators. 10R and RC Laser fleets racing. A spectacle of close competitive yacht racing involving up to three separate fleets of radio control yachts. Emerald Lakes. Adjacent to boat ramp area Lakeside Drive, Emerald Lakes, Carrara. Spectators free. Visitors welcome and invited to participate. Contact: Julian on 0431930744. For competitors: refer to website for specific earlier start times. pryc.com.au.

 

Planning Ahead for Seniors

7pm. An interesting talk by Joy Davy from COTA - Planning Ahead for Seniors. Regarding finances, medical decisions. Please join us at PALS monthly meeting at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Hall, T.E.Peters Dr. Cost: $5, this will include supper. Contact Jenny on 0438369777 for more information.

 

Open Day at U3A Twin Towns

10am-12.30pm. Enjoy free morning tea and discuss our wide-ranging classes including qi gong, meditation, beginners tap dancing, tai chi, laughter yoga, movement to music, light exercise, stretch and dance, aerobic dance, belly dancing, latin dance, italian, german social singing, literature with many of our tutors. Location: U3A Twin Towns, 4 Boyd St, Tugun. Free. No bookings necessary, email: u3atwintowns@gmail.com.

 

Aveo Senior Variety Concert

1.30pm. Aveo Robina. Cost: $10 entry. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Aveo Craft

1.30pm. Aveo Banora Point. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

 

Seniors' Healthy Living Expo

9am-1.30pm. Information kiosks will be set up to provide assistance to seniors seeking advice on numerous issues. There will be a free morning tea provided as well as lucky door prizes, raffles, interactive activities and a performance from Palm Beach/Currumbin School Choir. A free lunch will also be available for those registered for the event. Free transport available via a shuttle bus from The Pines, Elanora, courtesy of Currumbin RSL. Palm Beach Share 'N' Care Centre, 31 Tenth Ave, Palm Beach. Free. Phone 55356444 to register.

 

Seniors Healthy Lifestyle Expo

9.30am-1.30pm. Palm beach Share-N-Care Inc. Information, entertainment, presenters and lucky door prizes. Free entry and morning tea, lunch, and bus from Pines Shopping Centre. Palm Beach Share-N-Care, 31 Tenth Ave, Palm Beach. Free. Booking required and for transport. Phone 55356444. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Labrador Seniors Expo

10am-1pm. Labrador Community Hub. An expo to showcase what is available to seniors in the area. 57 Billington St, Labrador. Free. Phone 55816408.

 

Varsity Lakes Seniors Expo

10am-1pm. Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre. One stop expo for all things seniors. Mattocks Rd, Varsity Lakes. Free. Bookings required for the free lunch or for further information on 55937006.

 

Free Hearing Checks

8.30am-5pm. Australian Hearing. Quick and free hearing checks. Southport Central, Tower 3, Ground floor, 9 Lawson St, Southport. Free. Phone 55551200 or 55548900.

 

Coastal Tour

8.30am-1pm. CoastEd - Griffith Centre for Coastal Management. Bus tour to historical and environmentally significant locations. Morning tea. Departs from The Spit, Main Beach (meet at Spit Café). Cost $10. Bookings required on 55528823.

 

Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum open Day

10am-2pm. Seniors are admitted free for the day while adult admission is $5. Displays will depict the pioneering days of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Devonshire morning tea will be available from 10am-noon with no charge for seniors. The Spinners and Weavers Group will display their skills on the veranda of Okey House. The Antique Auto Club will also have a presence. The museum is located in the Mudgeeraba Heritage Centre, 238 Mudgeeraba Rd. Phone Anne Panitz on 0407694653 or email: anne@panitz.com.au.

 

Paradise Radio Yacht Club Regatta

11am-3pm best for spectators. IOM Handicap Racing. A spectacle of close competitive yacht racing involving up to three separate fleets of radio control yachts. Emerald Lakes. Adjacent to boat ramp area Lakeside Drive, Emerald Lakes, Carrara. Spectators free. Visitors welcome and invited to participate. Contact: Julian on 0431930744. For competitors: refer to website for specific earlier start times. pryc.com.au.

 

Free Army Band Concert

8.45am. In celebration of Seniors Week, the Never Alone Friendship Centre and Burleigh Senior Citizens have combined with the support of Cr Pauline Young to present a free concert feathering the renowned Australian Army Concert Band. The concert will be held in the Maher Hall in Matilda St, Burleigh Heads. A light morning tea will be served and a raffle held to offset the cost of the morning. Contact: Neville Free, concert co-ordinator on 55622993.

 

Seniors Week Luncheon

10am-2pm. Co.As.It Community Services will be celebrating Seniors Week with a special luncheon for everyone over 65 in the community. The event will include morning tea, lunch and live entertainment for just $20 per person. There will also be raffles on the day. Location: 18 Fairway Dr, Clear Island Waters. Contact for booking: phone 55276481

 

Aveo Market Day

10am-noon. The Domain Country Club. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

 

Swinging Seniors Sensational Show

1pm. Coolangatta Scout Hall, 2 Scott St, Coolangatta. A fun and free concert and afternoon tea including Judy's jazz, Jenny's belly dancing, Helen's line dancing, Anita's tap, Lisa's ukulele, choir, rock 'n' roll, solo and sketches. Free entry and free afternoon tea. Bookings essential: phone 55347333 or email: u3atwintowns@gmail.com.

 

10th Annual International Café

9am-2pm. Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast and CURA Aged Care community services will hold the 10th annual International Café at the Southport Church of Christ, cnr Olsen Ave and Griffith Way, Southport. This free community event coincides with Queensland Seniors Week and Queensland Multicultural Month, offering an opportunity for the Gold Coast community to celebrate the valuable contribution of older people and to showcase and celebrate our unique diversity and its benefits. Seniors, school students and local multicultural groups will join together to perform, share, taste, listen and learn from each other.

 

Aveo Best Cake/Sponge Competition

12.30pm. Aveo Tranquility Gardens. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au

 

Aveo Lawn Bowls

1.30pm. The Domain Country Club. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au.

 

Swinging Seniors Sensational Show

1-3.15pm. U3A Twin Towns. Free variety show with afternoon tea. Scout Hall, 2 Scott St, Coolangatta. Free. Bookings required on 55347333.

 

Young at Heart Workshop

8.30-10am. Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre. Learn gentle exercises to improve health and agility. Corner Lindfield Rd and Sir John Overall Dr, Helensvale. Free. Bookings required phone 55811625.

 

Free Hearing Checks

8.30am-5pm. Australian Hearing. Quick and free hearing checks. Southport Central, Tower 3, Ground floor, 9 Lawson St, Southport. Free. Phone 55551200 or 55548900.

 

Yoga - all ages

8.30-9.30am. I Love Me. Improve your strength, fitness and balance. Lynne Richardson Community Centre, Gidgee Court, Molendinar. Cost $8. Bookings required. Email: ilovemyexercise@live.com.au.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

 

Paradise Radio Yacht Club Regatta

11am-3pm best for spectators. IOM, 10R and Dragon Force fleets racing. A spectacle of close competitive yacht racing involving up to three separate fleets of radio control yachts. Emerald Lakes. Adjacent to boat ramp area Lakeside Drive Emerald Lakes Carrara. Spectators free. Visitors invited to participate. Contact: Julian on 0431930744. For competitors: refer to website for specific earlier start times. pryc.com.au.

 

Aveo Fijian Feast

1pm. Aveo Manly Gardens. Come along to an array of activities and events at a village near you. Phone 132836. aveo.com.au.

 

Surfers Paradise VIEW Club Morning Tea

2pm. For Seniors Week we will be enjoying a High Tea at Reedy Creek. To join in, please phone Felicity on 567909226. Visitors welcome .

 

Bring your own Fabulous Senior to Rehearsal and Barbecue

4.45-6.45pm. Gold Coast Youth Orchestra. 150 young musicians aged 8-15 years old will impress at rehearsal in two orchestras. Free. 7 Community Dr, Ashmore. Email: enquiry@gcyo.com.au.

 

Beginner Line Dancing

11.30am-1.30pm. Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association. Bring a friend - beginner line dancing. 2 Whitby St, Southport. Free. Phone 55371377. Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com.

 

Shuffleboard

9.30am-noon. Gold Coast Shuffleboard Club. Come and try shuffleboard - good for the mind and body. End of Pines Lane, Elanora. Free. Email: girtaustralia@icloud.com.

 

St Andrews Arts Society

10-11am. St Andrews Lutheran Aged Care. St Andrews Arts Society Inaugural Production The Garden Party. Join us at 10am for morning tea to be followed at 11am by the group performing songs and poetry. Main Lounge, 2 Sullivan Rd, Tallebudgera. Free. Bookings required on 55763559. Wheelchair accessible.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

 

Federation Walk Community Planting Day

7-10am. Friends of Federation Walk. Fun morning of planting native coastal species, free sausage sizzle. Meet at Phillip Park car park, The Spit, Main Beach. Free. Email: info@federationwalk.org.

Disclaimer:

This calendar is provided as a community service. As community events are provided by organisers and may change without notice, we advise you to contact organisers directly to confirm details. While every effort is made to ensure this calendar is current and up to date, Seniors Newspapers takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the listings, nor does it endorse any community event unless expressly stated.


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