MUSICAL TREAT: Melissa Western returns with all that jazz.
MUSICAL TREAT: Melissa Western returns with all that jazz. CONTRIBUTED

Workshop offers help with the grieving process

AS PART of Mental Health Week, Stacey O'Brien from A Kiss From An Angel, will run the Healing Grief Workshop on Monday from 9am to noon at The Glasshouse Mountains Neighbourhood Centre.

To reserve a spot, contact Stacey at or call 0467 546 157.

Stacey is also offering anyone suffering from grief a free e-book titled A Kiss From An Angel, which is a well-considered healing tool for people suffering grief and loss.

This book will soon be accompanied by The Healer's Workbook which answers questions Stacey has been asked throughout 10 years of grief counselling and advises beautiful self-care practices.

The course and the book may be of help to anyone who is still coming to terms with having lost someone close to them - whether it be recently or in years gone by.

Sculpture event

INSTALLATION has been completed for the Arts Connect Sculpture on the Edge 2016, with 35 sculptures displayed around the tropical grounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat.

Be sure to visit the retreat at 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, from today until October 23 to see the finished products.

These artists are participating: Rene Bahloo, Sophy Blake, Wendy Britton, Mary Bulloch, Noel Carroll, Mela Cooke, Tina Cooper, Richard Eggleston, Leisa Gunton, Cathy Lawley, Kaye Leach, Miles Allen, Sonya Moran, Jane Nicol, Cameron Rushton, Elli Schlunke, Peter Steller, Yanni VanZiel and Carol Weir.

This popular exhibition is open to the public from 9am to 5pm daily with free entry.


A HELPING HAND: Stacey O'Brien is helping with the grief healing process as part of Mental Health Week.
A HELPING HAND: Stacey O'Brien is helping with the grief healing process as part of Mental Health Week. CONTRIBUTED

Blackall 100

ONLY a couple of weeks remain before the ultra-runners hit the Range for the Blackall 100.

The Blackall 100 is firmly establishing itself as a premier event, having recently been honoured with being named next year's Long Course 100km National Trail Championship.

The event, which has been building over the past couple of years, has also been announced as a qualifier for the World's Oldest 100 Mile Trail Race, held annually in Squaw Valley, California.

This year's Blackall 100 and 50 will be held over the weekend of October 22 and 23, with entries closing soon.

The 100km starts at 6am, while the 50km race starts an hour later at 7am.

Cut-off for the 100km is 10am Sunday morning (28 hours), and 9am for the 50 km (25 hours).

To register, visit

Boot sale

IF YOU'RE not sure what to do with all your excess finds from this month's spring cleaning, book a site at the annual Farmers' Fundraising Car Boot Sale and Fair to be held on Saturday, October 29, at 122 Western Avenue, Montville.

Sites are $20 with all funds going to support our farmers still suffering or recovering from the effects of the long-standing drought.

Call 5478 5896 to book your spot or go along on the day to enjoy music, a jumping castle, food and all the goodies on sale.

Country High Tea

FOR something different, head west for the annual Chicks in the Sticks Pink Ribbon Fundraiser Day on at the picturesque Yabbaloumba Retreat (near Kenilworth) on Sunday, October 25.

With a racewear theme this year, be sure to don your best race hat or fascinator.

Tickets are $40 and available from Kelli on 5446 0155.

Roaring Twenties

IT WILL be all drop waists, feathers and sequins when Melissa Western performs her new show The Roaring Twenties at 2pm on Sunday, October 30.

The show will transform the Maleny Community Centre into a cabaret-style speakeasy, so feel free to go along in a '20s costume to fit right in.

With casual table seating and the speakeasy bar open, you can bring your own snacks and hit the dancefloor as Melissa, who has just returned from Britain, performs classic jazz hits of the Twenties including those of the greats such as Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smit and Irving Berlin.

Tickets are available from www.malenyartscouncil or call 5494 2484.

Firies' AGM

THE Mapleton Rural Fire Brigade will hold its annual general meeting at 5.30pm on Tuesday, November 15, at the Fire Brigade Shed at 37 Obi Obi Rd, Mapleton.

If you are looking to help ensure the safety of our communities and gain some new skills, head along. If you have any queries, contact Ian Evans 0499 883 019 or email


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