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Seniors Week 2017: What's on for Sunshine Coast

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

 

Sunshine Coast Computer Club Weekly Meeting

9am-noon. Weekly meeting of Computer Club giving help with technology items such as Windows and Mac computers, telephones and tablets etc including tutorials at Community Hall, 87 Queen St, Caloundra. Cost: $4 (morning tea provided). Phone 54921005 or email sccc@internode. on.net

 

Seniors Week Open Day

10am-3pm. Showcasing the resources of Caloundra Family History Research Inc Group. Caloundra Family History Research Inc, GATE 2 SCTC Corbould Park Racecourse, Pierce Ave, Little Mountain. Morning and afternoon tea provided courtesy of COTA. Wheelchair accessible, plenty of parking. Registration not required. Free. Phone 54931197.

 

Sunshine Coast Seniors and National Family History Open Day

10am-3pm. Celebration of seniors and family history as well as showcasing the group's library & resources with the aim to help people to "find their family" history at gate 2 Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Corbould Park Race Course, Pierce Ave, Little Mountain. Free. Phone Roz on 54931197.

 

Dancing the Night Away with Strangest Dreamers Band

7pm. Gheerulla Hall. Cost: $20. Book via Hall website. For more information, email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Sunshine Coast Seniors Week Open Day

10am-3pm. Showcasing the resources of Caloundra Family History Research Inc group. Caloundra Family History Research Inc, GATE 2, SCTC Corbould Park Racecourse, Pierce Ave, Little Mountain, 4551. Wheelchair accessible, plenty of parking. Registration not required. Free. Phone 54931197.

 

High Tea with a Twist

3-5pm. Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall 485 Old Landsborough Rd, Landsborough. Part of the 50th anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast - Festival of Community Halls. Cost: $10. Phone 54399399.

 

Dancin' the Night Away

7.30pm. Come and dance the night away with music from the '60s by the award- winning five piece band The Strangest Dreamers". Gheerulla Community Hall, 1 Moy Pocket Rd, Gheerulla. Cost: $20. Supper included. Part of the 50th anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast - Festival of Community Halls. Phone 54723297.

 

The Picture Show

6.30pm. The Picture Show is the sing-a-long version of Sound of Music. 1 Main Street, Palmwoods. No booking required - some seating available but feel free to bring deck chair, rug and cushions. Light refreshments from 5.30pm. Part of the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast - Festival of Community Halls. Cost $5. Email: palmwoodshall@gmail.com

AUGUST 19 - 27

 

Seniors week special at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

9am-4pm (daily recurring event for entire week). All day admission into SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast with Devonshire Tea and VIP seating in one of our seal presentations. Parkyn Pde, Mooloolaba. Cost: $27.50. Bookings required on 54586226.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

 

Sunshine Coast Marathon QLD Government 2km Family Dash

Suncare Community Services will be hosting a team. Phone 54363941 for more information.

 

Buderim male choir

1.30pm and 3.30pm. The Buderim male choir will be presenting a one hour concert at two retirement villages - a total audience of over 100 residents. The villages chosen are Lindsay Gardens Buderim at 1.30pm and Hibiscus Chancellor Park, Sippy Downs at 3.30pm. Both concerts are sponsored by Mr Steve Dickson MP, member for Buderim. Free. Contact: Rod Strachan, Secretary on 54564473.

 

Ecumenical Church Service

9am and 11am. St Luke's Church Hall and St John Bosco. Presented by Sue Wolter. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@ kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Celebrate Seniors Week by Learning a New Sport

1.30pm-4.30pm. The Coolum Croquet Club, invites you to come and try croquet on our lawns at Coolum (off David Low Way north of Stumers Creek behind Seacove Resort/RSL). Afternoon tea will be provided. Contact for booking: Adrian Prince on 54482985 or Allan George 54739910. Free.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

 

Comlink High Tea

10am-1.30pm. Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina. Cost $10. For further details contact Shelley Rooney on 53901200.

 

Introduction to Tablets

10am-11.30am. Android - Learn to use a tablet for Internet, email, photos, connecting with family and friends, reading books, watching movies and more. Cooroy Library. Free. Booking required. Phone 53296555.

 

Queensland Ballet Seniors Week Dance Workshops

10am-3.15pm. Queensland Ballet Seniors Week Dance Workshops. Enjoy workshops of your choice led by Queensland Ballet instructors. 10am Ballet for Seniors, 11am Ballet repertoire, 1pm tap classes and 2.15pm Zumba Gold. Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportmans Parade, Bokarina. Cost: $6 each workshop. Bookings required, Sponsored by the IRT Group, light refreshments available.

 

High Tea

10am-1.30pm. Healthy Ageing Partnership Comlink High Tea - enjoy entertainment and delicious food. Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina. Healthy Ageing Partnership and Comlink. Phone 53901200 Cost: $10. Bookings essential.

 

Tai Chi Class

1.30pm-2.30pm. Sunshine 60 Headquarters, 10 Iluka Ave, Buddina. Sunshine 60s and Better. Cost: $3. Phone 54445833.

 

Ageless Grace Class

10am-11am. Salvation Army Community Hall, 18 Sydney Street, Nambour. Cost: $6. Sunshine 60s and Better. Phone 54445833.

 

Online shopping for Seniors

10am-11.30am. Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. eBay and Gumtree are useful sites to buy or offload items. Learn how to set up an account and more. Bring your own digital device. Nambour Library, cnr Bury and Currie Sts, Nambour. Free. Morning tea provided. Phone 54758989. Bookings essential via website: library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

 

Online shopping for Seniors

2pm-3pm. Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. eBay and Gumtree are useful sites to purchase or offload items. Learn how to set up an account and more. Bring your own digital device. Kawana Library, 30 Nanyima St, Kawana. Free. Afternoon tea provided. Phone 54758989. Bookings essential via website: library.sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Diabetes

10.30am. St Luke's Church Hall. Presented by Lynne Hogg. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Balancing Stones and Making Dog Leads

1pm. St John Bosco Church. Presented by Justin Bucciarelli and team. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes afternoon tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Building for Retirement

10am-11.30am. Are you thinking about retirement and wondering what your retirement will look like? Do you choose to cut back your hours or can you retire fully? Learn strategies to maximise your retirement savings and how your income will be generated once you are retired. Noosaville Library. Free. Bookings required. Phone 53296555.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

 

Sundale High Tea

11am-1.30pm. Coolum Beach Retirement Community, 4 Wembley Road, Coolum. Cost $10. For further details contact Gail Middleton on 0409810668.

 

Tech talk for seniors

9.30am-1pm. Are you getting the best use from your mobile phone? Do you know how to recognise a scam email or call and what to do if you receive one? The Pomona Community House will host a presentation on using your mobile phone and on scams. An interactive session will give participants take-home tools and skills on how to avoid scams, including practice at saying, 'No' to crank callers. Light entertainment by local comedy duo, the Misfits, will provide a humorous look at technology. Students from the Home School Association will perform cello and violin. Lawson Shed, Pomona, Cost $7.50 includes morning tea and light lunch. Book in early as places are limited, 54852427. Thanks to our funding body, Dept. Communities through COTA and to sponsors, IGA Pomona.

 

Shed Open house

9am-12noon. At the Buderim men's Shed, 53 Mill Road Buderim. Open house giving the public an opportunity to have a look at the engagement of senior men in activities or just a place to talk to others. Focus on men's Health. Free. Contact for booking: Not required.

 

Antarctic Exploration

11am. St Luke's Church Hall. Presented by Syd Kirby. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@ kenilworthchamber. org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and Wildlife Warriors

2pm. St John Bosco Church. Presented by Hanna Fox. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes afternoon tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworth chamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Solutions 4 Learning

9am & 11am and 1.30pm & 3pm. Do you need a little help on your computer? Solutions 4 Learning Nambour is offering free 1 on 1 computer lessons for seniors week. Bookings are essential as places are limited. (One free session per senior) Please call 54762511 to book your session.

 

Belly dancing class

8.15am-9.15am. Sunshine 60 Headquarters, 10 Iluka Avenue, Buddina. Sunshine 60s and Better. Cost: $4. Phone 54445833.

 

Ageless Grace Class

2pm-3pm. Sunshine 60 Headquarters, 10 Iluka Avenue, Buddina. Sunshine 60s and Better. Cost: $5. Phone 54445833.

 

Gentle exercise class

9.15am-10.15am. Uniting Church Hall, 56C Queen Street, Caloundra. Sunshine 60s and Better. Cost: $7. Phone 54445833. Bookings essential.

 

Tech talk for seniors

9.30am-1pm. Pomona Community House will host a presentation on using your mobile phone and on scams. An interactive session will give participants take-home tools and skills on how to avoid scams, including practice at saying "no" to crank callers. Lawson Shed, Pomona, Cost $7.50 includes morning tea and light lunch. Book in early as places are limited, 54852427.

 

Strength and Stability Class

8am-9am. Buderim War Memorial Community Association Hall, Burnett Street, Buderim. Cost: $5. Part of the Sunshine Coast initiative supported by the Sunshine Coast Council. Phone 0452255527.

 

Stability, balance and core movement class

8.30am-9.30am. RSL Hall, 1 Bunya St, Maleny. Part of the Sunshine Coast initiative supported by Sunshine Coast Council. Cost: $5. Phone Danielle on 0418139878.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

 

Stability, balance and core movement class

9am-10am. Golden Beach Indoor Bowls Hall, 18 Burke Street, Golden Beach. Part of the Sunshine Coast initiative supported by the Sunshine Coast Council. Cost: $5. Phone Danielle on 0418139878.

 

Estate Planning

10am-11.30am. Do you have the right type of will? In the next 25 years, people 65 and over will pass their wealth (almost $1.5 billion dollars) to the next generation. Learn how to ensure your assets go to the right people, at the right time and be tax efficient. Cooroy Library. Free. Bookings required. Phone 53296555.

 

Exploring Creative Tea Bags - an art experience

10am. St John Bosco Church. Presented by Denise Lamby. Free includes morning tea. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Strength and Stability Class

9am-10am. Kawana Forest Meeting Place, 60 Woodlands Boulevard, Meridan Plains. Cost: $5. Part of the Sunshine Coast initiative supported by the Sunshine Coast Council. Phone 0452255527.

 

Stretchercise/Aerobics

9.30am. Gheerulla Hall. Presented by Jo MacKenzie. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Gentle exercise class

9.15am-10.15am. Sunshine 60 Headquarters, 10 Iluka Ave, Buddina. Sunshine 60's and Better. Cost: $7. Phone 54445833.

 

Online shopping for Seniors

10am-11.30am. Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. eBay and Gumtree are useful sites to purchase or offload items. Learn how to set up an account and more. Bring your own digital device. Maleny Library, 5 Coral St, Maleny. Free. Morning tea provided. Phone 54758989. Bookings essential via website: library.sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au

 

Grandparents & Grandchildren at community gardens

10am-11.30am. A wonderful chance to enjoy a morning in the garden with your little ones to share the fun and wonder of planting together. 41 Farrell Street, Yandina, cnr North St. Morning tea and tools or plants provided. Gold coin donation. Phone 54467373.

 

Australian Bluegrass Band

2pm. St John Bosco Church. Presented by Greg McGrath. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes afternoon tea. For more information: email seniors@ kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Zen Meditation

5.30pm. St John Bosco Church. Presented by Sue Wolter. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes afternoon tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworth chamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

 

Glasshouse Country Care High Tea

10am-1.30pm. Beerwah Community Hall, 25 Peachester Rd, Beerwah. Cost $10. For further details, contact Alison Parkinson on 54946948.

 

Seniors Week Celebration High Tea

10.30am-1.30pm. Enjoy delicious treats, fantastic entertainment, monster raffles and meeting new friends to celebrate Seniors Week. Beerwah Community Hall, Peachester Rd, Beerwah (adjacent to library). Bookings necessary (RSVP August 10). Phone 54946948. $10 per person. Wheelchair accessible. Off-street parking. Easy access.

 

Dancing for those with mobility issues or impairment

11am-noon. Bellvista Meeting Place, Lomond Crescent, West Caloundra. Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors. Part of the Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors initiative supported by Sunshine Coast Council. No bookings required. Cost: $10. Contact: Philippa on 0417780016

 

Court Records for Family and Local History

1pm-3pm. Discover the treasures that family and local historians can find in court records including those created by the Supreme Court, Court of Petty Sessions, Licensing Court, Small Debts Court, Coroner's Court, District Court, Circuit Court, Children's Court. Presented by Judy Webster. Cooroy Library. Free. Bookings required. Phone 53296555.

Growing Herbs & Making Infusions for daily health with Heike Farkas

10am-11.30am. A hands-on opportunity to understand how and where to grow herbs as well as then turning them into a variety of infusions, teas, oils, honey and vinegars to benefit your daily health. 41 Farrell St, Yandina, cnr North St. Morning tea and tools or plants provided. Gold coin donation. Phone 54467373.

 

Sunshine Coast Computer Club Weekly Meeting

1pm-4pm. Weekly meeting of Computer Club giving help with technology items such as Windows and Mac computers, telephones and tablets etc. including tutorials, at Goodllife Centre, 100 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim. Cost: $4 (Afternoon Tea provided). Contact for booking: phone 54921005 or email sccc@internode.on.net

 

Online shopping for Seniors

10am-11.30am. Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. eBay and Gumtree are useful sites to purchase or offload items. Learn how to set up an account and more. Bring your own digital device. Maroochydore Library, 44 Sixth Ave, Cotton Tree. Free. Morning tea provided. Phone 54758989. Bookings essential via website: library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

 

Online shopping for Seniors

2pm-3.30pm. Celebrate Seniors Week by getting online. eBay and Gumtree are useful sites to buy or offload items. Learn how to set up an account and more. Bring your own digital device. Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Ave, Caloundra. $5. Afternoon tea provided. Phone 54758989. Bookings essential via website: library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

 

Strength and Stability Class

9am-10am. Suncare Hall (behind RSL), 2-6 George Street, Maroochydore. Part of the Sunshine Coast initiative supported by the Sunshine Coast Council. no bookings required. Phone 0452255527.

 

Tai Chi class

9am-10am. Nelson Park, Katoa Street, Alexandra Headland. Cost: $5. Part of the Sunshine Coast initiative supported by the Sunshine Coast Council. No bookings required.

 

Solutions 4 Learning

9am & 11am and 1.30pm & 3pm. Do you need a little help on your computer? Solutions 4 Learning Nambour is offering free 1 on 1 computer lessons for seniors week. Bookings are essential as places are limited. (One free session per senior) Please call 54762511 to book your session.

 

Christian Meditation

9am. St John Bosco Church. Presented by Sue Wolter. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

History of the Gubbi Gubbi People in Kenilworth District

10.30am. St Luke's Church Hall. Presented by Barbara Hand. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Nutrition

1pm. St John Bosco Church. Presented by Sally-Ann Livock. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes afternoon tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworth chamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Introduction to Tablets

10am-noon. iPad - Learn to use a tablet for Internet, email, photos, connecting with family and friends, reading books, watching movies and more. Noosaville Library. Free. Booking required. Phone 53296555.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

 

Piano Forte - a film about estate planning, wills etc.

9.30am. St Luke's Church Hall. Presented by Suncoast Community Legal Service. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworth chamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Line Dancing

10am. Gheerulla Hall. Presented by Irene Flint. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

#seniorsonline - online shopping for seniors

10.30am. Kenilworth Library. Presented by Smile IT. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Writing Your Memoirs - how to get the darn thing started

11am. St John Bosco Church. Presented by Jo Kadlecek. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Sing-a-long

1pm. St John Bosco Church. Presented by Amanda Hogg. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes afternoon tea. For more information: email seniors@kenilworthchamber.org.au or phone 54723089.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

 

Painting with Acrylics

10am. St Luke's Church Hall. Presented by Jenni Kelly. If you are able to join us please let us know in advance to help us make catering arrangements. Free includes morning tea. For more information: email seniors@ kenilworthchamber. org.au or phone 54723089.

 

Kureelpa Tramstop Festival

11am-4.30pm. Guided Walks, documentary footage of the "SHAY" locomotive and historical photo display along with musical entertainment and local market stalls. Kureelpa Public Hall, 2 Jewett Rd, Kureelpa public hall. Free with donation. Contact: Di Fitzgerald on 0422576389 or Jan McArthur on 0403336589.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 & SUNDAY 27

 

The Grey Medallion Program

9am-4pm. Register to attend the two-day Grey Medallion Program and learn the essential life saving skills that could one day save one of your family members, friends or your own life. BreakFree Grand Pacific Resort, 100 Bulcock St, Caloundra. Ithaca Caloundra Life Saving Club. Free. Booking required, two- day event. Phone 0402454644. www.caloundracity.org.au

SUNDAY AUGUST 27

 

Come and try Croquet

1.30pm. Headland Buderim Croquet Club Fresh air and gentle exercise. New skills for all ages. Headland-Buderim@ croquetqld.org. Phone 54795696. Free. Wear shoes that cover the toes. Equipment and instructions provided.

 

Come and try Croquet

2pm-4pm. Opportunities to learn the basics and play croquet. 78 Arthur Street, Caloundra. Caloundra Mallet Sports Club. Phone Terry on 0468700934 or email caloundrams@ croquetqld.org. Free. No registration required. All equipment and afternoon tea provided. Wear flat-soled shoes.

 

The Village People - young at heart (slightly older in other places)

2pm. Yandina School of Arts. This is a trio of comedies about seniors and retirement living and the afternoon will be a very relaxed, fun affair. Admission will be 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. The 3 comedies are The Indee's contribution to Senior's week and take the form of rehearsed play readings. For enquiries or to reserve your seating, phone 54728200.

 

18 APSL Amateur Fun Walk and Forum

Join APSL Caloundra and celebrate Seniors Week. Explore the Golden Beach foreshore with the optional warm up starting at the Oaks Oasis and finishing at the Caloundra Power Boat Club (4Km). Enjoy breakfast on the lawn and a seated forum presentation to follow. This event is perfect for the over 50s or people with a disability and their familiies and monitored by the State Emergency Services and APSL volunteers. Cost: $10, children free. Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra. Phone 38445878. Registrations at 7am. Walks from 8am (depending on group). Each participant receives an identifying tag to be collected at the end of the walk for prize draw entry.

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 expressly stated.


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