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Toowoomba Seniors Week calendar of events 2016

TOOWOOMBA REGION

SATURDAY AUGUST 13

Indoor Games for All Ages

9am-11.30am

Gatton Senior Citizens Centre, 13 North Street. Organised by the LV National Seniors. Morning tea. Contact Irma 54657127 or Margee 0439621798. Free

Native Bee Workshop

1.30pm-4.30pm

Gatton Senior Citizens Centre, 13 North Street. Afternoon tea. Contact Irma 54657127 or Margee 0439621798. Free

SUNDAY AUGUST 14

Helidon Heritage Fair

From 9am

7TH annual Fair will be held at the Helidon Cricket Grounds, Cnr Arthur & George Streets, Helidon. Grand parade will assemble on the northern end of Railway Street and lead off at 9.30am. After the parade premier events will be the tug o'war, billy cart derby, 100 yard dash for cash and the pie eating competition. Great variety of food, entertainment and fun activities. Free.

Combined Churches Gospel Service

1.45pm-3pm

With the Peace Lutheran Children's School Choir followed by fellowship and afternoon tea. All welcome. Gatton Senior Citizens Centre, 13 North Street. Contact Irma 54657127 or Margee 0439621798. Free

MONDAY AUGUST 15

Mystery Movie Double Feature

10am-12pm

Book early for this one! Relax and enjoy the mystery movie on show, you are guaranteed a laugh or two. Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton. Bookings essential phone 54663425. Free

TUESDAY AUGUST 16

Bridging The Gap

9.30am-1.30pm

Gatton COTA members have invited students from Peace Lutheran School to share the morning. Gatton Senior Citizens Centre, 13 North Street. Book for lunch phone Irma 54657127. Cost $10

Morning Tea Dance & Sing-a-long

9.30am-12pm

Join DDHHS Community Care - Warwick Community Options for a morning of song and dance, in conjunction with Seniors Week. Complimentary morning with Old Time dancing and line dancing demonstrations. Lucky door prize. Booking required phone 46613867. Cost $2.

FOLA Morning Tea

9.30am

Friends of Lake Apex invite seniors to share morning tea and learn about flora and fauna. Gatton's Lake Apex Picnic Shelter, Lake Apex Drive. Free

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17

U3A Seniors Information Expo

8.30am-2.30pm

This event is in its seventh year - a fun and informative day. Held at Hume Ridge Church of Christ complex, 461 Hume Street, Toowoomba. Morning teas and light lunches available. All things connected with Seniors - Government Departments - Local & State, Service Clubs, Aids to Ageing, Entertainment, Social Clubs, Info on Fitness & Health, Legal & Financial advisors. Info contact Irene 46363316 or Rhonda 46136559. Free

Milmerran Seniors Week Celebration

11am-2.30pm

Lunch and entertainment at Millmerran Cultural Centre located on Walpole Street. Bookings contact Council on 131872. Free

Crows Nest Seniors Week Celebration

9am-12pm

Morning tea and entertainment concludes with lunch served by Lions Club. 5 Thallon Street. Bookings contact Council on 131872. Free.

Gatton Luncheon

9.30am-1pm

Enjoy a fun filled morning with lucky door prizes, raffles and entertainment, morning tea and lunch. Gatton Shire Hall, North Street. Bookings contact 54663425. Free.

THURSDAY AUGUST 18

Morning Melodies - Empire Theatres Broadway Favourites

11am

Join local stars for a Morning Melodies treat as we present Broadway Favourites, a collection of songs from the biggest and most successful musicals to have appeared on our stage. Empire Theatre, Neil Street, Toowoomba. Cost $18 ticket. Phone 1300655299

Laidley Luncheon

9.30am-1pm

Enjoy a fun filled morning with lucky door prizes, raffles and entertainment, morning tea and lunch. Laidley Cultural Centre, Laidley-Plainland Road. Bookings phone 45663425. Free.

Oakey Seniors Week Celebration

9am-12pm

Morning tea and entertainment at the Oakey Cultural Centre located Cnr McDonald & Campbell Streets. Bookings contact Council on 131872. Free

Cambooya Seniors Week Celebration

9.30-12.30pm

Morning tea, raffles and entertainment by John Colville. Cambooya Bowls Club, Lucy Street. Bookings contact Council on 131872. Free

Pittsworth Seniors Week Celebration

9.30am-12.30pm

Morning tea and entertainment by Owen Ray. Pittsworth Function Centre, Cnr Hume & Shorts Streets. Bookings contact Council on 131872. Free

FRIDAY AUGUST 19

Over 50s Lifestyle Expo

1pm-4pm

Exhibitors will provide free information regarding their services incl health & lifestyle, retirement options, accommodation, future care & planning needs. Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Lake Apex Gatton. More info phone 54623355. Free

Bus Trip to Robotic Dairy

St Barts Anglican Church are taking a bus trip to the Robotic Dairy at Beaudesert. Morning tea in the park before we visit the dairy where we will be informed and surprised. Lunch at the Beaudesert RSL. Join us and make new friends. Phone Eunice for booking and info on 46358274. Cost $75.

Goombungee Seniors Week Celebration

10.30am-12.30pm

Morning tea, vocalist Greg Bird, Pop Up Shopping & Guest Speaker. Goombungee Public Hall, Cnr McDonald & Campbell Streets, Goombungee. Bookings contact Council on 131872. Free

Vintage and Classic Car Rides

9.30am-12.30pm

A wonderful morning out for vintage car lovers to enjoy. Gatton and District Historical Village or the Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum. Bookings essential phone 54663425. Free

SATURDAY AUGUST 20

Country Music Concert

1pm-4.30pm

Ted Hanlon and Friends with guest artist Shane Hauschildt. Raising funds for Outback Farmers Relief. Gatton Seniors Citizens Centre, 13 North Street. All welcome. Phone Irma 5465 7127 or Margee 0439621798. Cost $7

Murphys Creek Morning Tea

Morning tea will be held at Murphys Creek Neighbourhood Centre from 9.30am. Bookings 46305084. $3

Afternoon Concert

Concert will be held at the Gatton Seniors Centre, North Street. Come and enjoy some great country music from 1pm-4.30pm. Bookings phone 54657127. $7

SUNDAY AUGUST 21

Lockyer Valley Life & Leisure Expo

10am-2pm

This expo brings together providers relating to heath & wellbeing, sport, fitness & recreation, lifestyle, nutrition, holistic therapies & positive mental health, stage presentations and demonstrations. Free

WESTERN DOWNS REGION

MONDAY AUGUST 15

Miles Morning Tea

10am

Rock'n'roll themed morning tea, games, activities and entertainment. Leichhardt Centre, Miles. Bookings phone Bryanna Thomas 46285364. Free

MONDAY AUGUST 16

Dalby Morning Tea, Concert & Lunch

10am-1.30pm

Australiana themed morning tea, concert and raffles followed by lunch. Dalby Bowls Club. Bookings phone Fiona 0447712332. Free

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17

Wandoan Morning Tea & Lunch

10am-2pm

Rock'n'roll themed morning tea, games, activities, entertainment and lunch. Wandoan Cultural Centre. Bookings phone Jason 0487 007 805. Free

Tara Morning Tea

9am

Morning tea, raffles, and entertainment delivered in partnership with Tara 50 & Better Program. Tara Memorial Hall, Tara. Bookings phone Diane 0437036720 or Tara Neighbourhood Centre 46653508. Free

Jandowae Trivia & Morning Tea

10am-12pm

Morning tea & trivia delivered in partnership with QGAP. Jandowae Cultural Centre, Jandowae. Bookings phone 46684414. Free

THURSDAY AUGUST 18

Chinchilla Seniors Week Expo

9am-12pm

Spring time themed morning, guest speakers, entertainment, morning tea and activities. Delivered in partnership with Chinchilla Family Support Centre & COTA. Soldiers Auditorium Chinchilla, Cultural Centre, Chinchilla. Info phone Terri Keller 0497494779. Free

Movie Special Screening

12pm

"Hunt for the Wilderpeople". Seniors $2 special movie ticket price. All other ticket types available at standard charge. Ironbark Theatre, Chinchilla, Cultural Centre, Chinchilla.

FRIDAY AUGUST 19

Queensland Ballet Workshops

10am-11am - Session 1: Dance for Parkinson's

11.30am-12.30pm - Session 2: Grandparent/grandchild ballet story time

1pm-2pm - Session 3: Ballet for Seniors

2.15pm-3.15pm - Session 4: Zumba Gold

Soldiers Auditorium, Chinchilla Cultural Centre, Chinchilla. Bookings phone Terri 0498494779. Free

For further event listings in your area please visit www.qldseniorweek.org.au or phone 1300738348. Stay connected on the Queensland Seniors Week Facebook page.

SOUTHERN DOWNS REGION

Get Active & Healthy

Ongoing Anytime

On Council's ParkFit equipment with 3 stations along Quart Pot Creek parkland. Suits all fitness levels, see instructional plaques. Several stations along the River Walk near Queens Park, Warwick. Along River Walk near Queens Park, Warwick. 1300MYSDRC (1300697372). FREE

7am Park Run

Ongoing Anytime

A leisurely 5km walk or run to your own fitness level. The course is two clockwise loops of the Condamine River. Starting on western bank of the river, near Water Rats Rugby Union field & Cowboys Rugby League field. Contact Linda Coombes warwickoffice@parkrun.com FREE

VSASA Inc Warwick Branch Military Memorabilia Display

Every Wed & Fri in August

9am - 1pm or by appt

Boer War/WW1 to the Afghanistan Campaigns. 25 mannequins in military uniforms. Many items donated /on loan from Warwick Area. 1 Tooth Street, Warwick Barry Kelly. Contact 4661 2898 or 0417 740 282 or warvet02@bigpond.com FREE

 

Exhibition "50 Years of Flower Power"

Month of August

10am - 4 pm by Prudence Mapstone to celebrate "flower power" in freeform knitting and crochet. At the Warwick Art Gallery Foyer,49 Albion Street, Warwick. Contact Karina Devine on 4661 0434. FREE

Exhibition "Colours of the Country III"

1- 21 Aug

10am - 4pm, Alice Springs Beanie Festival touring exhibition. Warwick Art Gallery, 49 Albion St, Warwick. Contact Karina Devine P 4661 0434. FREE

THURSDAY AUGUST 11

Killarney & District Senior Citizens Hot Luncheon

11.30 am. Music by Gary Teunis. Bookings essential. Fruit Tray Raffle on the day. Killarney Senior Citizens Hall,1 Ailanthus St, Killarney. Contact Jessie Volk P 4664 1208 Cost $7

SATURDAY AUGUST 13

Dedication of bullocky and axeman statues at Killarney Heritage Center

10am - 2pm/Dedication at 11am

These statues depict the human aspect of the timber industry in the district which was important in the development of the area. Bullocky lunch will be provided free of charge Killarney & District Historical Society, 11 Willow St, Killarney. Tony Pearson P 0407140949 Cost By Donation

SUNDAY AUGUST 14

Come & Try Orienteering

3pm - 4pm

Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Orienteering Club. Instruction on basic map reading & navigational skills. Easy courses for beginners to try with family & friends around the parks and streets of Warwick. Leslie Park, Warwick, off Guy Street. Contact Liz Bourne P 46836374 or bbb@oq.asn.au. FREE for over 60's

Euchre Tournament

TUESDAY AUGUST 16

9.30am

Warwick Senior Citizens Teams of three required. Raffle prizes. RSVP names/teams by Aug 9. $5 entry includes morning tea and lunch. Warwick Senior Citizens, 13a Albert Street, Warwick. Contact June Owens P 46619996 or Marg Wilkie P 46613007. Cost $5

Community Options

9.30am -12pm

Warwick Morning Tea Dance & Sing-a-long. Old time dancing, sing-a-long, with morning tea. Prizes to be won. St Mary's Hall, Cnr Wood St & Acacia Ave, Warwick. Contact Donna McCormick P 4660 3867. Cost Gold coin

Living with Change

16-17 Aug 10am - 2pm

This seminar spans two days and is designed to support and assist with the feelings experienced by carers, family members and friends of people with dementia. Blue Care Community Care, Centre, 1 Law Road, Warwick. Contact Lynne Hawes P 1800588699 or qld.services@alzheimers.org.au. Cost FREE

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17

Breakfast with friends

8am - 9am.

Join our residents for a free breakfast in the beautiful surrounds of Churches of Christ Care Regency Park Retirement Village. It's the perfect way to kick start your day! BBQ and savoury favourites plus giveaways! RSVP RegencyParkRV@cofcqld.com.au by 4pm Mon15 Aug for catering purposes. Churches of Christ Care Regency, Park Retirement Village, 5 Regency Drive Warwick. Contact Jamie Gallagher P 33631747 or jamie.gallagher@cofcqld.com.au or Chris Newley P 46671452 or chris.newley@cofcqld.com.au. Cost FREE.

Positive living

9am - 10am

Hear from the experts behind Churches of Christ Care's multi-award winning Positive Wellbeing Model of Care and learn ways to better identify and address mental health symptoms. Morning tea and giveaways! RSVP RegencyParkRV@cofcqld.com.au by 4pm Mon15 Aug for catering purposes Churches of Christ Care Regency Park Retirement Village, 5 Regency Drive Warwick. Contact Jamie Gallagher P 33631747 or jamie.gallagher@cofcqld.com.au or Chris Newley P 46671452 or chris.newley@cofcqld.com.au. Cost FREE

Official opening of Gascoyne Court

10am - 12pm

The limited 8-unit release at Churches of Christ Care, Regency Park Retirement Village, the Southern Downs' premier lifestyle destination. Morning tea, entertainment, activities, special offers and giveaways. RSVP RegencyParkRV@cofcqld.com.au by 4pm Mon15 Aug for catering purposes Churches of Christ Care Regency, Park Retirement Village. 5 Regency Drive Warwick. Contact Jamie Gallagher P 33631747 or jamie.gallagher@cofcqld.com.au or Chris Newley P 46671452 or chris.newley@cofcqld.com.au. FREE

Devonshire Tea & Hymns in the Church

10.30am - 2pm

Enjoy a morning of singing, fresh scones & a warm cuppa. Wheelchair/walker friendly event. Warwick Christian Fellowship Church, Emmaus Court, Warwick (at end of cul-de-sac). Contact Andrew Hay P 0408238599 or scfinc@bigpond.net.au. Cost FREE

Warwick & District Lapidary Club Inc's

1pm - 4pm

Lapidary demonstrations: cutting and polishing semi-precious stones, jewellery making. A hobby for all ages. Hand-made jewellery for sale Club House, Cnr. Matthews St & Horsman Rd, Warwick. Contact Syd Woodrow P 46612427. Cost FREE

THURSDAY AUGUST 18

10th Annual Seniors Leisure & Lifestyle Expo

10am - 1pm

Meet local organisations & services that contribute to the health & wellbeing of seniors across the Southern Downs. Come along & learn what's available. Food & entertainment. Warwick Senior Citizens, 13a Albert Street, Warwick. Contact Pam Burley & Laurine King P 1300697372. Cost FREE

Warwick Artists' Group

10am -1pm

Display and information. Art and Textile demonstrations by members. At the Seniors Leisure and Lifestyle Expo. Warwick Senior Citizens, 13a Albert St, Warwick. Contact Sue Keong P 0402460919 or warwickartistgroup@gmail.com. Cost FREE

Warwick Croquet Club

10am - 1pm

Invites you to 'Come & Have Fun Trying Croquet/Golf Croquet' Day, assisted by club members. Warwick Croquet Club, Leslie Park, Cnr Albert & Guy Streets, Warwick. Contact Dorothy Gartery P 46619967. Cost FREE

Commemorative Service

11am

On Vietnam Veterans' Day being the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Warwick Cenotaph Memorial, Leslie Park, Warwick. Contact Barry Kelly P 46615099. VSASA Warwick. Cost FREE

Mixed Generations

1.30pm

On stage singing hits from the past and present Kings Theatre, RSL Club, King St, Warwick. D.J. Vince P 0467485368. Cost FREE

FRIDAY AUGUST 19

Warwick Potters Association

10am - 4pm

Enjoy a cup of coffee while learning the art of pottery, 63 Horsman Road, Warwick. Contact Ray Tainton or Raye Batham P 46611211 or P 0402307637 or info@potters.org.au . Cost $5

SATURDAY AUGUST 20

Warwick & District Lapidary Club Inc's

10am - 3pm

Lapidary demonstrations: cutting and polishing semi-precious stones, jewellery making. A hobby for all ages. Hand-made jewellery for sale Club House, Cnr. Matthews St & Horsman Rd, Warwick. Contact Syd Woodrow P 466 2427. Cost FREE

Warwick Potters Association

10am - 4pm

Enjoy a cup of coffee while learning the art of pottery, 63 Horsman Road, Warwick. Contact Ray Tainton or Raye Batham P 4661 1211 or P 0402307637 or info@potters.org.au . Cost $5

Saxy Lady Concert

10.30am

The day will start with morning tea at 10.30 am. The concert will commence at 11am to 2.30pm. Lunch will be provided. St David's Anglican Church Hall, New England Hwy, Allora. Contact Lynette Gordon-Smith P 0403216426 or theladyissaxy@yahoo.com.au. Cost $12.

TUESDAY AUGUST 23

Southern Downs Suicide Prevention Group & Warwick headspace

9am

Relaxation techniques, lighting of candles for loved ones, talk on suicide prevention, music and prayers for those wishing to. Morning tea provided. Warwick C.W.A. Hall, Grafton Street, Warwick. John & Ann Felton P 46618679 or ann.felton@bigpond.com. Cost FREE

Living with Memory Loss

9.30am - 2pm

An introductory information session about dementia, causes, symptoms and typical changes that may occur. Support services will also be discussed. Blue Care Community Care Centre, 1 Law Road, Warwick. Contact Lynne Hawes P 1800588699 or qld.services@alzheimers.org.au. Cost FREE

Seniors Month Calendar of events supplied by Southern Downs Regional Council 1300SDRC(1300697372) web www.sdrc.qld.gov.au


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