Special guests,The Merryatric Players will be performing at the Sing and Dance Concert for Cittamani, Kawana Community Hall.
Special guests,The Merryatric Players will be performing at the Sing and Dance Concert for Cittamani, Kawana Community Hall.

What's happening on the Sunshine Coast at your local clubs


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Deadline for the September issue is August 23. Email Nicky or Chris at communitynotes@seniors newspaper.com.au


EVERY month our members rally to various places around SE Queensland and yearly we have an extended rally taking us further afield. In September last year we followed the Murray/Darling River to Wentworth. Our rallies are fun, filled with games of disc bowls, camp oven dinners, fish and chip nights, lawn bowls, golf, bush walks, fishing and lots more including happy hour. If you have a caravan, motor home or camper trailer and enjoy the company of other like minded people we are open for new members and invite you to contact our Secretary, Janet via email: coolumcaravanclub secretary@gmail.com or phone 54788901. Come along to our meetings at The Mudjimba Community Hall, Cottonwood St, Mudjimba on the first Thursday of every month at 7.30pm. Our members come from all around the Sunshine Coast with 15 years of caravanning friendship.


SUNSHINE Linus Inc presents Quilt show and open day on Saturday, August 12 from 9am to 3pm at the Nambour Uniting Church 37 Coronation Avenue, Nambour. Entry and parking from Donaldson Street no entry via Coronation Avenue. 100 + Quilts on display, handmade crafts and gift stall. Entry $7 includes Devonshire tea. Inquiries sunshinelinus@gmail. com.


ON FRIDAY, September 1 and Saturday, September 2, 9am-4pm at Calvary Centre, 212 Crosby Hill Road, Tanawha. New venue with loads of parking for this year's expo along with new exhibits, fashion central showcasing local designers, hosted by International Fashion Festival, 25 plus workshops a day, including Kim McCosker from 4 ingredients plus Real Women Talks, Gourmet Food and Music Festival. Exhibits include Health, Fitness, Jewellery, Beauty, Fashion, Travel, Education, Finances and Personal Growth, Free workshops with inspirational speakers covering Physical Health, Personal and Emotional Health, Financial Health. There will be Prizes and giveaways including P&O Sea Break Cruise. This is a community program so ensure you take the time to visit Volunteering Sunshine Coast's stall. Entry is just a gold coin donation, so come along and enjoyed the day. For more: http://www. womenslifestyleexpo .com.au


MORE than 100 international, national and regional creatives will converge on Coolum on August 12 and 13 for the 2nd annual Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival. The festival runs over two days and one night in five venues including the Coolum Civic Centre and major presentation marquees in the precinct's Jack Morgan Park. Details and tickets at www.sunshine coastreadersandwriters festival.com . Aspiring slam poets should register for the workshops by emailing the festival office at enjoy@sunshine coastreadersandwriters festival.com or phone 0435877617 for more details.


ENJOY an amazing afternoon at Kawana Community Hall at Buddina on Saturday, August 19 at 2pm, as the Sunshine Coast Concert Band, directed by Ken Chadwick OAM, presents their Sing and Dance concert. The Guest singers will be Dave Stygall and Tanya McFadyen with special guests, The Merryatric Players. Tickets at the door are $15, which includes a delicious home cooked afternoon tea. All proceeds are in aid the Cittamani Hospice at Palmwoods, who provide professional palliative care to people who are dying and their families. They offer compassionate care and honour clients' individual choices. Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina. Email sunshinecoast concertband@gmail.com for more information. Find them on Facebook or check out the band's website: www.sccb.org.au


WOULD you like to join us under the shade of the Casuarina trees between 8am-10am for our activities (planting natives and weeding out the peskies) on the second Tuesday of each month? The next few activities are on Tuesday August 8 and Tuesday September 12, at Beach Access 221 on Pacific Blvd, Buddina (Kawana SLSC northern carpark). All provisions, tools, plants, conversation and morning tea are provided. Buddina Coast Care is a community volunteer group and new volunteers and visitors are welcome. Follow us on Facebook for additional event information, www. facebook.com /Buddinacoastcare/


VIEW Club (Voice, Interests and Education of Women)


AT JULY'S meeting we celebrated 'Christmas in July' with members dressing appropriately and table decorations and food to complement the event. It was a fun night enjoyed by all. This month's meeting is on August 8 and will include our annual Trivia competition, hotly contested by all. For information or a desire to visit our Club, contact Val on 54926884.


WE ARE having a Big 'O' Birthday Party luncheon. There are some of our ladies who have major birthdays this year. The celebrations are for ladies who have turned or are turning 70, 80 or 90 this year. The theme will be for these ladies 'This is Your Life'. Contact Terrie Hansen, publicity officer on 0408789449.


ONE of Australia's most unique talents Judy Glen has achieved national and increasingly, international success as a comedienne, actress, satirist, television performer, musical theatre artist and concert and operatic soprano. Judy will be our guest to help us celebrate our 16th birthday. Dress in black and white elegance as portrayed in the Ascot Race scene of My Fair Lady. Starts at 11am for 11.30 on Friday, August 25. Cost of birthday lunch is $30. Newcomers are always welcome and if you would like to attend the meeting. Contact Sandi on 54794631.


OUR Club members enjoyed a soup and movie morning recently and also a trivia day at our lunch meeting. All inquiries about our club to Lyn on 54941729 or 0438774640. Our club raises funds for the Smith Family and the Learning for Life program at all our functions.


SWING into croquet. It is an ideal sport for Seniors, though all ages play. A great game for the body and mind. Easy to learn, fun to play and not expensive. Play social or competitive, your choice. We invite you to our Come and Try days on August 20 and 27, and on September 3 and 10, from 2pm-4pm. No cost to you. Learn about the game, play a game and join club members for a free afternoon tea. Our club is located at the sports complex in 78 Arthur Street, Caloundra. Contact Roy on 0417469578.


WE ARE known as the friendly club. Our annual general meeting will be held on August 25 at 10.30am. Times for games: (Monday) 6.15pm for 6.30pm, (Wednesday & Friday) 12.15pm for 12.30pm. Contact the Bridge Education Centre, Hibiscus Resort, Lakehead Drive, Sippy Downs. Cost: $5 per session for members and $7 for non-members. Includes afternoon tea. Contact for booking is Joan Keeley, secretary on 54561934 or Mario Cresta, president on 54569082.


WE ARE a friendly hands-on environment group looking after the coastal greenbelt at Warana. Everything is provided for two hours work, 8.30am-10.30am, every third Friday of the month. Free morning tea. We'd love your company. Phone Vicki on 0427181747 or email: vickijohnson @tpg.com.au


INTRODUCTION to the Internet - this session will walk participants through the very basics of the internet: how it works, how to get online and surf the web. Learn how to sign up for an internet service and access and search the internet on your home computer. Cooroy 1pm-2.30pm Tuesday August 10 or Noosaville 1.30pm-3pm Wednesday August 30.

Introduction to Computers - This session is for people who have never really used a computer before and might find them a little scary. Cooroy 10am-11.30am Monday August 14 or Noosaville 1.30pm-3pm Thursday August 17.

Introduction to Tablets - Learn to use a tablet for internet, email, photos, connecting with family and friends, reading books, watching movies and more. Android - Cooroy 10am-11.30am Monday August 21 or iPad - Noosaville 10am-12pm Thursday August 24.

FREE. Bookings required call 53296555 or go to www.libraries. noosa.qld.gov.au.


WHAT more could someone want for a very pleasant Sunday afternoon than to be entertained by a top variety of singers, instrumentalists, a small choir and also a poet? This will happen on Fathers Day, September 3. Bev Murphy will give an oral ode to the daddies in the audience. The September PSA hostess is Annette Sharry who promises some "dress-ups” fun items from glamour to slum. The Pleasant Sunday Afternoon concerts support the Caloundra Chorale & Theatre Co and are held in the CCSA HAll, Nutley St, Caloundra. General admission at the door is $9 (Caloundra Chorale members pay only $5 ) and this includes a tasty afternoon tea. There's no need to book, just arrive around 1.30 to buy a raffle ticket beforehand. Inquiries: phone Ann on 54372719.


PERFORMING at 2pm at the Yandina School of Arts. This is a trio of comedies is about seniors and retirement living and the afternoon will be a very relaxed, fun affair. Admission is by a donation of choice, in other words, whatever you'd like to pay. There'll be free tea and coffee and wine, cheese and cake plates will be available. You're invited to reserve your seats to make sure of places and there is no booking fee. The three comedies are The Indee's contribution to Senior's Week and take the form of rehearsed play readings (the actors are allowed to have script in hand). For enquiries or to reserve your seating, phone 54728200.


IF YOU love to sing, you'll love it even more if you join Hot Ginger Chorus for a six-week introduction to a cappella harmony singing from August 16. Hot Ginger Chorus is offering an introductory course to invite Sunshine Coast women to try four-part harmony singing. We hope you might like the introduction course so much, that afterwards you audition and stay on with the group and perform with us at our 1960s concert in October. Participants will learn practical techniques to improve their sound with vocal coaching from Kim Kirkman, Hot Ginger's musical director and former member of The Ten Tenors. The six-week course costs $60 and will be held on Wednesday nights from 6.45pm-8.15pm, starting Wednesday, August 16 at Maroochydore CWA Hall, Memorial Avenue Maroochydore. For more, phone Vanessa on 0419258027 or Jenny on 0408006881, or www.hotgingerchorus .org.au

Hot Ginger is a women's a cappella, four part harmony singing group, with members from across the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland.


OUR performance on August 12 will be our contribution to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the recognition of the Sunshine Coast as a region. Through a 50th anniversary grant we have created and will perform a song that promotes the naming of the Sunshine Coast . The concert commences at 7pm at the BWMCA Hall, Main St, Buderim. Admission will be $25, under-18 $15 and a light supper will be provided. Contact 0405119019 for tickets.


WE ARE having a Coffee & Chat morning again on Friday, September 1 in the lounge area of the Nambour RSL's Coffee Shop to share fun and laughter while taking time out from the daily grind of a chronic disease. This is a casual carefree gathering where everyone is welcome. Come along and meet others going through what you may be. For further information please contact Desley on 0419750602.


JOIN a choir, and sing some heavenly harmonies. Andrew Emmet, former chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, UK, directs three A Cappella (voice only) choirs in Tewantin and Cooroy. One classical and two popular. Andrew creates many of his own original arrangements, particularly for the popular choirs. If you would like to sing in one of these choirs, email Andrew at andrewjemmet @gmail.com. If you cannot email, phone 54741498.

SPIRITSONG A Cappella choir are currently singing Tomas Luis de Victoria's O Magnum Mysterium Mass and Motet. Also pieces by John Goss, Beethoven, Purcell, Tomkins and more. If you would like to join Spiritsong please email andrewjemmet @gmail.com or for more details, phone 54741498. Spiritsong sings in Tewantin on Wednesday evenings.


WELCOME to Walking for fitness, fun and friendship combines riverside walks with exercise interludes, along the south bank of the Maroochy River. Meet at the Cod-hole boat ramp, Vehicle Park, Bradman Ave (upstream of the Motorway Bridge), 9am on Mondays and Tuesdays. Exercise makes you feel good and you can do it at your own pace. Phone: 54484229 Marjie Andrews - Qualified Fitness Leader.



A GROUP of approximately 40 people from the Probus Club of Currimundi Combined Inc. attended a scrumptious "Christmas in July” lunch at Secrets on the Lake. While they supped the wild life decided to join in, there were Kookaburra's and cheeky little Myna's sitting on the posts surrounding the restaurant. It was truly a delightful atmosphere. For more information about the club, contact: Kay Young, Publicity Officer on phone: 54382324 or email: kitchenerandyoung @bigpond.com


THE Probus Club of Caloundra 86 meets at the Pelican Waters Tavern at 9.30am on the third Tuesday of the month. Visitors and new members welcome. Caloundra 86 is part of a worldwide Probus organisation dedicated to providing active retirees a range of social activities through regular meetings / guest speakers, luncheons, outings, and other activities. Contact Terry Sternberg on 0418749042.


THE Salvation Army Family Store Maleny is looking for Volunteers. If you ever wanted to help those in need in your local community and would like to give a little something back to your community then volunteer at The Salvation Army Family Store Maleny, call 54999834. Salvos Maleny Family store is open Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm. Saturday 9am-1pm. Shop 4/5 Riverside Shopping Centre, 4 Maple Street, Maleny.


WE ARE seeking new members. Ordinary membership is open to all ex-service personnel, or a person who during World War 2, the Malayan Emergency, the Indonesian Confrontation, listed as:- Members of Royal Federation of Malay Police, civilians who were directly connected to operations, members of the Civil Service, auxiliary services supporting the armed services including the Merchant Navy and civilians who were interned by the Japanese within the designated theatre. Phone Ivor on 54459597, Brian on 54537346, or visit www.nmbvaa.wix.com /qldinc.


OUR Sunshine Coast branch will meet on Friday, August 11 commencing at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside. Entry is $8 and includes morning tea. Come along and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Women and men are welcome. For more information, contact: Melva on 54435752 or Dorothy 54764190. Aglow is a world-wide non-denominational Christian organisation with Branches in 172 Nations on 6 Continents.


OUR 25th Annual General Meeting held at the South Pacific Resort on July 13 (AIR Noosa Branch has just over 250 members who are fully or partly self-funding retirees.) We have had an interesting year with Guest Speakers to our monthly meetings covering many topics. The Election of the Management Committee for 2017/18 resulted with John Paine (President), Geoff Davis (Deputy President) and Committee of Adrian Prince, Margaret Mourik, Russell Guppy, Sandra Acheson, Bernie Treston, John Wishart, Lyn O'Ryan, Donna Dalgety. AIR meetings are conducted in a friendly and informal atmosphere and visitors are invited to attend. We seek a fair outcome for retirees. Call 0466449946 for further information or email: airnoosasecretary@gmail .com or website: www.independentretirees .com.au or www.facebook .com/AIRNoosa.


COULD you do with some inspiration to feel happier on a day-to-day basis? Would you like ideas on personal styling to feel great in what you wear? Deb, a Louise Hay Heal Your Life Coach together with Cat, a Personal Stylist will be hosting an uplifting and supportive Workshop Event and lunch for women on Saturday, September 2, 11am-3pm at the Cooroy CWA Hall. Topics are Discover Happiness Now & Finding Joy In Your Wardrobe. For full details contact 0436104237. Email insideoutsidegreat @gmail.com


EACH Tuesday from 9.30am sessions in meditation are held for seniors, guided by long time practitioner Venerable Thabke at unit 5/25 Taylor Ave, Golden Beach. Unfortunately it is up one flight of steps, if you can manage the steps, you will not be disappointed with the meditation. Venerable Thabke has had many years of experience trained from his masters in meditation. This meditation practice will support yourself with the many ailments and issues that have conflicted with us over the many years, so its not to late to improve our own situation. For information phone 0403024573. Gold coin donation for the teaching or a little fruit /biscuit .


THE monthly meeting will be held at Buderim War Memorial Hall at 2pm Friday, August 11. This is Patron's Day and Club Patron Marj Van Roy from Manawee Nursery will be the guest speaker. Club member Patricia Moses will also talk about the Chelsea Flower Show. Come early for plant stalls and seed bank. Visitors welcome. For details, phone Noel Williams on 53261215.


IT'S NOT just all talk about computers and technology at Club meetings, it is also about friendships. A recent survey showed that members attend Computer Club meetings for social reasons as well as the technology. The tea breaks allow time for chats to other members. Come as a visitor to a weekly Club meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning and have an introductory chat to our welcoming members and see what goes on at meetings if you are looking for to help with your technology equipment. Phone the club information line 54921005, visit http://www.sccc.org.au or email: sccc@internode .on.net


MPA is a support group for people who have melanoma. We meet on the third Friday of the month in RSL House, 106 Memorial Drive, Cottontree. MPA provides support for people with Melanoma. It is a small, friendly meeting that is free and family and friends are welcome to join us and share morning. To find out more about our organisation, contact Christine on 0412689546 or Daphne 0414911496. www.melanoma patients.org.au


COOLUM Lioness and Lions held their Investiture of Officers dinner at the Marcoola Surf Club on June 20. Lioness Jeanette Lawrie and Lion Bruce Parks were sworn in to the office of President with the other members of their committee.


DO YOU have unwanted Hearing Aids sitting in a drawer or ones that you no longer have a use for as you have new ones? The Princess Alexandra Hospital's Audiology Department in Brisbane runs a free hearing aid bank for people with a Health Care Card or those who can show they cannot afford an aid. If you are able to make a donation please contact for pick up on the Sunshine Coast. You can post them, please email for more details: pennyphillips1@bigpond .com or SMS only on 0421328909.


BUDERIM-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway members are mourning the recent death of long standing member Garth Fraser. Garth was a brilliant electrical engineer of world standing with a love of railways and was the driving force behind the restoration of the original KRAUSS locomotive which ran between Buderim and Palmwoods between 1914 and 1935. Garth graduated from the University of Queensland in 1953, then spent a year in the USA on General Electric's graduate training program, followed by four years with the Canadian Navy based in Ottawa.

Garth was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed by all.

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