GET ACTIVE: Seniors Week gives you so many low cost or free activities to enjoy.
GET ACTIVE: Seniors Week gives you so many low cost or free activities to enjoy. SolStock

Seniors Week 2017: Wide Bay calendar of events

GYMPIE

Join in the celebration! Be a part of the community events Council has organised to celebrate the seniors in our community.

SATURDAY AUGUST 19

3rd Annual Duck Pond Dash

Time: 9am to 11.30am

Where: Lake Alford Park, Gympie

Cost: Gold coin registration (includes morning tea and entertainment)

Take on friends and family in this all abilities novelty walk for seniors.

REGISTER ON THE DAY at the park next to the toddler's playground and Lions rotunda.

Bring comfortable shoes, a water bottle and a sense of fun!

TUESDAY August 22

Seniors Concert and Morning Tea

Time: 10am to 12 noon

Where: Prospector's Hall, Gympie Civic Centre, Mellor Street

Cost: FREE

Registrations for the Seniors Morning Tea are now closed.

If you would like to put your name on a waiting list, please phone 54810792.

Enjoy a morning of musical entertainment by local artists and choirs and a delicious morning tea. Mayor Mick Curran will also present the 2017 Gympie Senior Citizen of the Year Awards. Gold coin donations will be collected for the Community Bus.  

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23

Healthy Seniors - Inside, Outside, Online

Time: 9.30am to 12 noon

Where: Gympie Civic Centre, Mellor Street

Cost: FREE

Come along to a morning of informative talks from the Office of Fair Trading and Department of Justice and Attorney General on how you can protect yourself from scams. A representative from the Heart Foundation will talk about how you can live an active life with a healthy heart. For local events, phone Council's Community Development Team on 1300 307 800.

TECH SAVVY SENIORS SESSIONS

Gympie Regional Libraries want you to be part of modern technology. Join one of our Tech Savvy sessions during Seniors Week and master your device. Have a one on one session for help with your smartphone or tablet. Each session lasts 30 minutes and bookings are essential.

The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program has been funded by Telstra and the Queensland Government through State Library of Queensland and Department of Communities.

MONDAY AUGUST 21

Tech Savvy Seniors

Gympie Library

9am-12noon

Part of Seniors Week activities. Bookings are essential: 5481 0859

Cost: Free

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23

Tech Savvy Seniors

Rainbow Beach Library

2pm-4pm

Part of Seniors Week activities. Bookings are essential: 54863705

Cost: Free

THURSDAY AUGUST 24

Tech Savvy Seniors

Kilkivan Library

10am-12noon

Part of Seniors Week activities. Bookings are essential: 54841209

Cost: Free

Tech Savvy Seniors

Goomeri Library

2pm-4pm

Part of Seniors Week activities. Bookings are essential: 41684340

Cost: Free

Tech Savvy Seniors

Tin Can Bay Library

12.30pm-4pm

Part of Seniors Week activities. Bookings are essential: 54864355

Cost: Free

Tech Savvy Seniors

Imbil LIbrary

Please see staff if you are interested.

We will organise a day and time for a session.

Cost: Free

HERVEY BAY SENIORS WEEK

All bookings for Hervey Bay activities except for those indicated in the full program that require a direct booking are to be made in person and paid at the time of booking. If activities are free, bookings can be made by phone on 41942441 

THURSDAY AUGUST 17

Grand Parents Story Time

Time: 10am

Burrum Heads Library Includes Morning Tea

Cost: FREE

Grand Parents Story Time

Time: 2pm

Howard Library Includes afternoon Tea

Cost: FREE

The Baycrest Ball

1 -3 pm

Baycrest RSL Care, Doolong Road, Kawungan

Cost: FREE

FRIDAY AUGUST 18

60 & Better Open Day

Time: 9am - 2pm

Boat Harbour Drive, Torquay

Cost: Free

SATURDAY AUGUST 19

Grand Parents Story Time

Time: 10.30am

Location : Hervey Bay Library Includes afternoon Tea

Cost : Free

SUNDAY AUGUST 20

Concert at the Senior Citizens Club

Time: 10.30 - 3pm

Hervey Bay Senior Citizens Centre, Cnr Denman Camp Road & Totness Street, Torquay

Cost: $15

MONDAY AUGUST 21

Howard U3A Showcase

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Howard U3A located at the Uniting Church - Coal Street, Howard

Cost: Free, Lunch to follow Showcase at own expense

Disaster - Are You Prepared Seminar

Hervey Bay Sixty & Better Program, Boat Harbour Drive, Torquay

Cost: Free

Call for time of Seminar 41942441

Grandparents - Toddler Time

Time: 10.30am

Hervey Bay Library

Cost: FREE Includes Morning Tea

HUMPS Hervey Bay Musical Performance

Time: 1Pm

Hervey Bay Library

Cost: FREE Includes Afternoon Tea

TUESDAY AUGUST 22

Grand Parents Story Time

Times: 9.15,10.15 & 11.15am

Hervey Bay Library

Cost: Free

Local History Film - This Dawning Land - Maryborough

Time: 9.30am

Howard Library

Cost: FREE Includes Morning Tea

Local History Film - This Dawning Land - Maryborough

Time: 1.30pm

Burrum Heads Library

Cost: FREE Includes Afternoon Tea

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23

Local History Films x 2

This Dawning Land - Gympie & This Dawning Land - Bundaberg.

Time: 1pm

Hervey Bay Library

Cost: FREE Includes Afternoon Tea

Colouring Calm

Time: 2pm

Howard Library

Cost: FREE Includes Afternoon Tea

THURSDAY AUGUST 24

Mini - Olympics

Time: 10am - 12noon

Halcro Street Community Garden

30 Halcro Street, Pialba Or in the Centre if raining.

Cost: Free

Colouring Calm

Time: 10am

Howard Library

Cost: FREE Includes Morning Tea

Grandparents - Rattles & Rhythm

Time: 10.30am

Hervey Bay Library

Cost: FREE Includes Morning Tea

Yoga & Chair Yoga by the Studio

Time: 1-2pm

Hervey Bay Library

Cost: FREE Includes Afternoon Tea

FRIDAY AUGUST 25

Tombola - Prizes galore

Doors Open at 12 - Eyes down at 1pm

Sausage Sizzle Available from 11.45am

Hervey Bay Senior Citizens Centre, Cnr Denman Camp Road & Totness Street, Torquay

Cost: Tickets from $2.50

Grandparents - Rattles & Rhythm

Time: 10.30am

Hervey Bay Library

Cost: FREE Includes Morning Tea

Colouring Calm

Times: 9.30 & 10.30am

Hervey Bay Library

Cost: FREE Includes Morning Tea

SUNDAY AUGUST 27

Seniors Talent Quest

Doors Open 12.30 pm for 1pm Show

Hervey Bay RSL Club

Cost: $5 Door Entry, $5 Competition Entry

SUNDAY AUGUST 27

Burrum River Cruise

from 8 am

Leave Hervey Bay -Urangan Shopping Centre/ Stocklands

Cost $50 Bus, Cruise & Lunch included.

MARYBOROUGH SENIORS WEEK

FREE activities have been planned across the Maryborough region for those who are 50 years young and over.

Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing (MaDCOTA) have planned a full program of events for the 2017 Senior Week held from Tuesday, August 15 to Sunday, August 27.

The 13-day program will include concerts and a variety of activities including a mini expo, hearing tests, and displays of information.

The highlight of the program, which draws more than 100 seniors eager to celebrate life, will be the Maryborough Woocoo Tiaro Mayoral Morning Tea held in the City Hall.

Everyone is welcome to attend the entertainment at Maryborough's retirement homes.

For more information, phone MaDCOTA co-ordination Ann-Maree Hasselbach on 41231554.

TUESDAY AUGUST 15

Maryborough and District Senior Citizens Club Concert

Time: 1.30-4pm

Maryborough Senior Citizens Centre, 333 Alice St

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

Maryborough Woocoo Tiaro Mayoral Morning Tea

Time: 9.30-11.30am;

City Hall, Kent St, Maryborough

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

Mini Expo

Time: 9am-noon

MaDCOTA Concert, mini expo, FCRC Waste and Recycling trailer with free sausage sizzle, displays and demonstrations including Australian Hearing Test, Alzheimers, Men Sheds, Blue Care, Senior Citizens Club, U3A, Lions Club, Carers Qld, Home Assist, MaDCOTA, Friendlies Independent, Year 10 students assisting with digital literacy.

Maryborough Senior Citizens Centre, 333 Alice St, Maryborough.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

Tiaro Gootchie Gundiah, Glenwood, Bauple Seniors Morning Tea

Time: 9.30-11.30am

Tiaro Memorial Hall, Tiaro.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23

Yaralla Place Seniors Afternoon Tea and Concert

Time: 2pm

Everyone welcome.

Winston Noble Drive, Maryborough.

THURSDAY AUGUST 24

Fair Haven's got Talent Retirement Home

Time: 10-11.30am

Everyone welcome.

15 Morning St, Maryborough.

FRIDAY AUGUST 25

Chelsea RSL Retirement Village

Time: 10am

110 Tooley St. Maryborough

Ph 4121 9400

BUNDABERG REGION

SATURDAY AUGUST 19

Seniors Week Concert

Time: 2pm

Join the fun! Enjoy an afternoon of music, singing, dancing, novelty acts and entertainment from a variety of local performers. The aim of the concert is to provide an entertaining activity for all seniors in the local community and to encourage social participation and engagement. Come along for a great time!

Cost: $2

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

177 Bourbong Street, BUNDABERG

To book call (07) 41304100.

MONDAY AUGUST 21

Heritage Chat

Time: 9-11am

Bundaberg Seniors Network

Heritage talks in library followed by singing and morning tea in Woongarra Street Park.

Bundaberg Regional Library, 49 Woondooma St, Bundaberg 4670

FREE  

TUESDAY AUGUST 22

Bundaberg Seniors Expo

Stalls, raffles and entertainment are on offer so come along and join the fun! Seniors friendly organisations will showcase their services. A great opportunity to meet your friends and collect information while enjoying your free morning tea.

Time: 8.30am to 1pm

Venue: Bundaberg Multiplex Centre, 1 Civic Street, Bundaberg

Cost: $3 and a free morning tea

Details call 41513230 or email nina89@bigpond.com

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23

Seniors Week Movie

Time: 10-11:30am

Bundaberg Seniors Network

Join us for a special screening of Out of Africa (M). For more information contact: Nina Higgins 41513230

Venue: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St, Bundaberg, 4670

Cost: Gold coin donation

THURSDAY AUGUST 24

Craft - Old Meets New

Time: 9-11 am

Bundaberg Seniors Network

Come and explore craft making. You'll learn hands on techniques. For more information contact: Nina Higgins 41513230

Walkervale State School Hall, 46 Hurst St, Bundaberg.

Cost: FREE

Introduction to Pottery

Time: 1:30-3 pm

Bundaberg Seniors Network

Come along and discover an introduction to pottery. For more information contact: Nina Higgins 41513230

Cost: FREE

Fun with Dash and Dot

Time: 10am-11.30am

Bundaberg Library

Over 50s - have a ball with our interactive robots, Dash and Dot. Get your 'driver's licence' with Dash and impress the grandkids! These robots are super easy to use and lots of fun. They might be designed for kids, but it's kids of ALL ages!

No bookings required - come along and have a go.

FRIDAY AUGUST 25

Steam Train Rides

Time: 10am -12:30pm

Bundaberg Seniors Network

All aboard! Come along and enjoy a FREE steam train ride at the Botanic Gardens. The platform is located next to the Coffee Shop and Rose Garden and is easily accessible from the Mt Perry Road entrance to the gardens. The ride takes about 10 minutes so there is never too long to wait for the next train to come.  The train travels adjacent to the wetland area through bush, parkland and even the railway workshop.

Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, 6 Mount Perry Rd, Bundaberg. 

Cost: FREE

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 stated.


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