WHAT'S ON: From bridge club to cheese and wine club
ONCE more a new year is seeing the Maryborough Contract Bridge Club offer lessons to those out there who'd like to take up a new interest and who love playing cards.
2016 was busy year with eight new players attending lessons and most moving on to become part of the club.
Bridge player Ann Morris said many of their players attended competitions in other cities.
"Our members are successful in bringing home wine and or cash," she said.
"Our Congress was fully subscribed and we had a wonderful weekend with players from all over Qld joining us for the weekend."
The club's social activities includ Australia Day celebrations, a whole swag of decade birthdays with cake and drinks, Melbourne Cup parties and a Christmas event.
"This year we have formed a social club with a view to having regular events for players to get to know each other better away from the tables," Ann said.
"So why not think about getting the little grey cells busy and come along for lessons to see if bridge is your thing."
Maryborough Contract Bridge Club offer 10 weeks of lessons for $30 with each learner having to buy a book for $20.
This book mirrors the lessons so if there's some confusion the content of each lesson can be revised at leisure.
Lessons will be from 2-4pm on Thursdays starting March 16.
"Players are coaxed along at their own pace, and ongoing support is offered by the club as a transition to joining in club play once lessons conclude," Ann said.
"Why not come along and see how our 100-year-old Olive Williams still tops the scores regularly?
"There's no doubt being a bridge player can enhance your life by offering mental stimulation and social contact."
For more information contact Ann Morris on 0412 490 131 or 4123 4485 to have a chat about joining.
KENILWORTH CHEESE, WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
THE Festival showcases produce and producers from the Mary Valley and District with an eclectic mix of fine food stalls.
Featuring gourmet cooking demonstrations and all day cheese and wine tastings. Enjoy the Cheese Rolling Competition, Cheester Egg Hunt for little kids and entertainment for the whole family.
Rediscover the simple pleasure of a day in the country. Celebrate Easter Saturday in Kenilworth, Heart of the Mary Valley.
April 15 at 7am-4pm, Kenilworth Park and Cheese Factory. Free entry.