Toowoomba events for seniors - August 9-31
Sunday, August 9
SUNDAY AFTERNOON BAND ENTERTAINMENT
Come along to the Toowoomba Senior Citizens Hall, 39 Victoria Street to enjoy a band concert afternoon. Phone 4632 7157 for further information. $5 per person.
Tuesday, August 11
QCWA SOUP KITCHEN
Celebrating the QCWA's 93rd birthday. Lovely bowl of soup with bread. Gold coin donation with proceeds going to QCWA charities. Venue: Tea rooms in Margaret St Toowoomba. Phone 4632312 for more information.
Thursday, August 13
FREE MORNING TEA @ CAMBOOYA
Seniors are invited to a free morning tea at Cambooya Bowls Club. Lorna Rickert will be the guest speaker and there will be travelling tunes, lucky door prize and morning tea provided. For inquiries or bookings phone Janet on 4696 1458 by Tuesday, August 11.
Killarney & District Senior Citizens Hot Luncheon with music by Gary Teunis. Bookings required. Phone Jessie Volk, 4664 1208 Killarney Senior Citizens Hall, 1 Ailanthus Street, Killarney. Cost $7, raffles $1.
SENIORS WEEK AUGUST 15-23
Saturday, August 15
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES MORNING @ GATTON
Presented by Lockyer Valley National Seniors come and enjoy a morning tea and meet some new friends. A variety of activities and games are on offer including indoor bowls, Scrabble, cards and more to be held at Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, North Street, Gatton. Morning tea starts at 9.30am followed by activities and games at 10am. Free Event - RSVP not required.
GOSPEL CONCERT @ ALLORA
Featuring an assortment of talented musicians, showcasing gospel and inspirational music. Includes lunch. Contact Lynette Gordon-Smith 0403 216 426 or theladyis email@example.com for more information. St. David's Hall, 1 Church Street, Allora. Cost $5.
Sunday, August 16
COMBINED CHURCHES FAMILY SERVICE @ GATTON
An afternoon church service with Gospel music and the Peace Lutheran School choir held at Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, North Street, Gatton. Afternoon tea provided after the service. Doors open 1.45pm. Service runs from 2-3pm. Entry is free.
Monday, August 17
MYSTERY BUS TOUR @ GATTON
Join us for a day of surprises on the Mystery Bus Tour, with pick up points at Laidley and Gatton. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Cost $10. Bus leaves the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton at 9am and the Laidley Cultural Centre at 9.30am, returning at 2.50pm to both Laidley and Gatton. Tickets on sale at Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre, Gatton. P: 5466 3425. Limited seats.
SENIORS WEEK SERVICE - BURSTOWS
Seniors Week Service will feature guest speakers, Bunkers Hill State School choir, musicians and a reflective photo presentation. Seniors are invited to a complimentary morning tea in the Pioneer's Room, TS Burstow Chapel, 1020 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba. RSVP by 13 August to 4636 9680.
MILES SENIORS DAY
Join us for morning tea and bring your best yarn or tale with you. The morning will feature musical entertainment by Bernice Erbacher & Jan Williams, along with a story telling session, where participants will be given the chance to record some of their favourite yarns from the past.
Columboola Room - Leichhardt Centre, Corner of Dawson & Marian Sts, Miles. Wheelchair accessible. Free.
DALBY SENIORS DAY
Morning Tea, lunch concert and raffle. Dalby Bowls Club, Patrick Street, Dalby. Wheelchair accessible. Cost: $10.
DRY UP PROGRAM
The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service's Continence Advisory Service will hold a six-week program aimed at helping people better manage their bladder or bowel incontinence. For more information or to register, contact Janelle McQuillan or Julie Westaway on 4616 6800 during business hours. The program is free and open to all members of the community, as well as their family members or carers. Program held in the Unara Conference Room, Toowoomba Hospital, Pechey Street, Toowoomba. Final class held on Monday, September 21.
Tuesday, August 18
GATTON COTA SENIORS SOCIAL DAY
The theme this year is Golden Memories, with top entertainment by Pete Smith. Raffles and lucky door prizes. Morning tea at 9.30am followed by a two course hot lunch. Cost $5pp. Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, North Street, Gatton. Doors open 9.30am. Limited seating. Subsidised by The Queensland Government and COTA.
RSVP by phoning 54625345 or 0439 621 798. Bookings close Friday, August 14.
SENIORS WEEK LIFESTYLE EXPO
Townsville RSL Stadium, 40-48 Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale. Make sure you get your full value of information, activities and free goodies by attending the Seniors' Week Lifestyle Expo. The expo attracts up to 90 exhibitors and will include a small presentation stage. Free tea and coffee will be supplied. For more information on this event please contact Customer Service Centre on 1300878 001.
Wednesday, August 19
U3A SENIORS' INFORMATION EXPO
This Seniors Week event is in its sixth year - a fun and informative day, held at the HumeRidge Church of Christ complex, 461 Hume Street, Toowoomba. There will be about 80 information booths and guest speakers. We also have a café where morning tea and light luncheons can be purchased. There is a courtesy vehicle roaming the car park to take anybody from their vehicle to the venue as it is a large flat parking area. Free entry. For further information phone Irene on 4636 3316 or Rhonda on 4613 6559.
BREAST & BOWEL CANCER PREVENTION
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Health Promotion Officer for the Queensland Bowel Cancer Screen Program, Claire Condon and acting Health Promotion Officer for BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba Service Shenaed Bliss will have a display at the U3A Seniors Week Expo. The pair will have information about the prevention and screening for breast and bowel cancer.
GATTON LUNCHEON - GATTON SHIRE HALL
Join old friends and new for the Gatton Luncheon. Start the day with morning tea, enjoy entertainment, raffles, lucky door prizes and two course lunch at the Gatton Shire Hall. Special guest to entertain you. Free event, tickets essential. Bookings open 9am Monday 3 August by phoning 5466 3425 or in person at Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre, Gatton. Limited numbers, one luncheon per person.
ROCK 'N ROLL BRUNCH @ LAIDLEY
Eagle Rock Cafe, 107 Patrick Street, Laidley, Lockyer Valley. Event held at the Eagle Rock Café in Laidley, offering music, dancing, games, raffles, food and drinks. Cost: $5. Bookings required, phone 54651889. Free.
SOCIAL TIME WITH CLIFTON SENIOR CITIZENS
Clifton Senior Citizens welcome seniors to join with them during their social time each Wednesday where they play games e.g. cards, scrabble. Enjoy an afternoon chat and cuppa with other seniors. Cost $2. Phone President, Beryl on 4612 3472 or 0428645504 for further information. Venue: Senior Citizens Rooms, Meara Place, Clifton (next to Library).
Thursday, August 20
LAIDLEY LUNCHEON - LAIDLEY CULTURAL CENTRE
Celebrate with us at the Laidley Cultural Centre and start the day with morning tea, enjoy entertainment, raffles, lucky door prizes and 2 course lunch. Surprise guest to entertain you.
Free event, tickets essential. Bookings required, phone 5466 3425 or in person at the Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre, Gatton. Limited numbers. Free.
SENIORS WEEK CONCERT AT PITTSWORTH
Pittsworth Town Hall will be the venue for the Seniors Week Concert. There will be live music by Scott Tweedy, Pop-up shops, Photo booth, Peebo and Dagwood - Party Clown and Magic Show and also lucky door prizes. Seniors Ambassador Lorna Rickert from Nobby in attendance. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please book your place at the Show and bus if required, by contacting Council on 131 872. Free buses leaving from: Cecil Plains Hall at 8.45am, Millmerran Cultural Centre 8.45am, Meara Place Clifton 8.45am and Clifton Nirvana Hostel at 9am. $5 entry charge.
10am morning tea
MORNING MELODIES @ TOOWOOMBA'S EMPIRE THEATRE
The Empire Theatres popular Morning Melodies returns with Back to the Tivoli hosted by Wayne Cornell.
The show features four diverse and talented acts as well as the Tivoli Band and Tivoli Showgirls including incredible soprano Cassandra Seidaman. Joining her is magician Cody Harrington, comedian Liz Layton, and award winning country music duo Aubrey and Martin.
A complimentary morning tea will be served by the Friends of the Empire Theatre from 10am, with the performance commencing at 11am. Nine lucky door prizes will also be drawn before the performance. For more or to purchase tickets, contact the box office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre .com.au.
Friday, August 21
VINTAGE CAR RIDES AT GATTON AND LAIDLEY
Head to either Gatton & District Historical Society or Laidley Pioneer Village & Museum and enjoy a vintage car ride, morning tea and barbecue lunch. Free event. Gates open 9.30am, event concludes 12.30pm. Bookings essential, RSVP before Wednesday, August 19 on 5466 3426.
HIGH TEA @ LEICHHARDT
Leichhardt/One Mile Community Centre is being supported by Council to run a High Tea for their regular clients plus local community members. This is a free event that will include live entertainment, interactive performances and games. Leichhardt/One Mile Community Centre, 1 Denman St, Leichhardt. Wheelchair accessible. Free.
A TASTE OF COLOUR @ LEICHHARDT
We're celebrating with 'Roushini's Fun India' to bring a splash of colour and vibrancy to brighten the lives of our seniors through exposure to music, dancing, art and active participation. Afternoon tea will be a tasting plate of flavoursome Indian food (as well as some options to suit varying dietary preferences). 1-17 Denman Street, Leichhardt. Wheelchair accessible. Free.
SENIOR BALL -THE WAY WE WERE
This is the chance to dress up as when you were young. A delicious supper will be served and music will be supplied by The Seniors Band. Memorabilia will be on display back to the 50s, 60s and 70s. A great night of entertainment, multi raffle, lucky door prizes and lucky spots.
Bookings required 46327157. Senior Citizens Hall, 39 Victoria Street, Toowoomba. Wheelchair accessible. Cost $15.
QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S MOVIE MASTERPIECES CONCERT
Relive your favourite movie moments with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Movie Masterpieces concert at The Empire Theatre. Modern composers have set the tone for countless films, including John Williams for the Star Wars and Harry Potter series, or Ennio Morricone for The Mission, from which the QSO will perform the famous melody Gabriel's Oboe. The Orchestra will also perform excerpts from Corigliano's score to The Red Violin, a soundtrack that recently resonated around the music world featuring virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell. Join the QSO for this musical movie showcase featuring excerpts from popular soundtracks and your favourite orchestral works featured in films. Empire Theatre cardholders $40, Adults $49, Concession $43, Group 6+ $40.
Saturday, August 22
LADIES BREAKFAST @ GATTON
A warm welcome and breakfast awaits you at the Gatton Catholic Church. Donations to the local school chaplaincy program are welcome. Breakfast served at 7.30am.
COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT @ GATTON
Country music & afternoon tea at the Gatton COTA Seniors Centre, North Street, Gatton, 1-4.30pm. Enjoy a variety of artists, raffles and lucky door prizes. Entry $5pp. RSVP not required. Cost: $5.
Sunday, August 23
LOCKYER VALLEY HEALTH AND WELLBEING EXPO
The Expo showcases all services on offer in the Lockyer Valley that focus on your health and wellbeing. Enjoy stage demonstrations, a diverse range of stallholders, children's activities and healthy food options. Free entry, 10am - 2pm, Lockyer Valley Aquatic and Sports Centre, Spencer St, Gatton. Free.
SCOTTISH LUNCHEON AT KEARNEY'S SPRING
The Kingfisher Garden Lifestyle Village, 303 Spring Street, Kearney's Spring, will be hosting a Scottish Luncheon as part of the celebrations for Seniors Week 2015. Festivities will commence at 11.30am with lunch of Bangers & Mash followed by Clootie Dumpling and Shortbread. Highland Dancers, Singers, Pipers will provide entertainment plus a multi draw raffle all for the cost of $5. The address to the Haggis will be performed by resident Mal Leslie who is Patron of the local St Andrews Society and Chieftain of the Clan Leslie Society. Mal has also been honoured with a Celtic Honour and is currently the Commissioner for Clan Leslie in Australia and New Zealand.
POST SENIORS WEEK
Monday, August 24
PHYSIOTHERAPIST LED PILATES COURSE
Residents who receive services through Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service's Community Care (community based, aged care) are invite to register for a six-week Pilates course. The course is facilitated by a physiotherapist. Classes are $4 and are held weekly at the Baillie Henderson Hospital physiotherapy rooms. For more or to register contact Kathy Joyce on 4699 8970 during business hours.
Thursday, August 27
SENIORS WEEK CONCERT AT OAKEY
Oakey Cultural Centre will be the venue for the 2015 Seniors Week Concert. There will be live music by Eddie Dean from the Cook Islands, Pop-up shops, Photo booth, Peebo and Dagwood - Party Clown and Magic Show and also lucky door prizes. Seniors Ambassador Lorna Rickert from Nobby in attendance. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please book your place at the Show and bus if required, by contacting Council on 131 872. Free buses leaving from: Yarraman Hall 8.15am, Cooyar Hall 8.30am, Peranga Hall 8.15am, Quinalow Hall 8.30am and Kulpi Hotel 9am. $5 entry charge.
Friday, August 31
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE AT TOOWOOMBA
For those who love to dance, join other seniors at the Toowoomba Senior Citizens Hall, 39 Victoria Street for an evening of dance entertainment. Phone 4632 7157 for further information. Cost: $8 per person.