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2 Brett Reddell Your Local Area Specialist Northern Gold Coast Thank you 4208 The Gold Coast Film Festival ...is a celebration of film and filmmaking hosted in Australia’s most dynamic screen destination, the Gold Coast, from 17-28 April. It presents the best of Australian and international cinema along with profiling local and independent films. Now in its 23rd year, the festival includes 12 jampacked days and nights of amazing films, inspirational panels and special events. Gold Coast Film Festival 2024 explores diverse stories and unique perspectives on-screen through its short and feature film program and awards a range of prizes across various festival competition strands. Through the Gold Coast Film Festival Public Giving Fund, several freeto-attend industry education events provide wonderful opportunities for emerging and established screen creatives to learn, connect and grow. To purchase tickets for the Gold Coast Film Festival 2024, you can visit the official festival website - gcff.com.au - or the HOTA page - www.hota.com.au - dedicated to the event. Enjoy the festival!

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5 Your key to expert advice. Woods Law Group is your conveyancing, property and commercial law specialist on the Northern Gold Coast. Specialising in: • Residential conveyancing • Commercial conveyancing • Business sales and purchases • Leasing matters • General commercial matters Visit woodslawgroup.com.au Contact Emma Woods today for a free quote for your legal requirements. emma@woodslawgroup.com.au 0403 280 454 Your key to expert advice. Located in Jacobs Well 105mm x 148mm Qtr Page Advert Newsletter page layout mock u WOODS LAW GROUP Woods Law Group specialises in residential and commercial conveyancing, business sales and purchases and retail and commercial leasing, providing clients with effective and affordable legal services to meet their needs. Operating as a fixed fee firm, Woods Law Group ensures our clients have certainty of cost from the outset so the focus can move to providing high-quality and tailored legal advice. Providing expertise on the full suite of property law, including buying and selling of residential property, strata title and land developments, complex retail and commercial leasing, commercial conveyancing and general commercial and corporate matters, our work provides exception outcomes for our clients. Founded by born and raised Gold Coast local Emma Woods, the law is in our DNA. A second-generation lawyer following in the footsteps of her late father, Emma has a passion for property law and the city she grew up in. Having worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia, Emma boasts more than 13 years’ experience in commercial, corporate, finance and regulatory sectors which she bring to her law firm located on the Northern Gold Coast at Jacobs Well. When engaging Woods Law Group, you can feel confident you’re in expert hands, with a qualified lawyer who will ensure your interests are protected. Exceptional outcomes. Local Expertise. Value for money. Sun - Wed 4.30pm to 8.30pm Thurs - Sat 11.30am to 8.30pm (Closed between 2.30pm - 4.30pm) Mon - Wed 4.30pm to 9.00pm Thurs - Sun 11.00am to 9.00pm (Closed between 2.30pm - 3.30pm) Mon 4.30pm to 9.00pm Tues - Sun 11.00am to 9.00pm (Closed between 2.30pm - 3.30pm) Online Order >> www.thaikiosk.com.au Online Order >> www.thaikorner.com.au ORMEAU TOWN CENTRE (TAKEAWAY ONLY) 5549 1919 (DINE IN / TAKEAWAY) HOMECO COOMERA CITY CENTRE PIMPAMA CITY CENTRE 5529 4573 5670 6796

6 Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm Phone: 5670 8971 Pimpama City Shopping Centre 102 Pimpama Jacobs Well Rd, Pimpama www.tambvet.com.au • like us @ TCYVet Hills Food Prescription Diets Flea & Tick Products Puppy Preschool Consultations Vaccinations Desexing Dentistry Soft Tissue Surgery Orthopaedics Digital Xray Dental Xray Ultrasound In House Laboratory Heart murmurs and your pet One of the most important parts of your pets annual check up is listening to the heart with a stethoscope. Sometimes during these routine checks your veterinarian will hear a murmur. What is a murmur? A murmur is an abnormal sound to the heartbeat as blood passes across abnormal heart valves or across abnormal structures within the heart. These can either be congenital (at birth) or acquired (not present at birth) and has developed a degenerative change to the valve structure. What tests are needed to diagnose/investigate? 1. Chest radiographs are useful in assessing the size of your pets heart, or if there is any fluid on the lungs requiring diuretics. 2. Echocardiography is a heart ultrasound to enable us to see your pets heart beating in real time which enables a more specific diagnosis. What should I keep an eye out for at home? Measuring your pets respiratory rate whilst deeply asleep, checking for how many breaths per minute (how many times the chest moves up and down). If your pet starts coughing, then this may be respiratory or cardiac in origin. Cats don’t generally cough as a result of heart failure, but dogs frequently do if they develop fluid on their lungs. If you are concerned about your pets heart and would like a consultation please give Pimpama City Veterinary Surgery a call on 07 5670 971. RIVERMOUNT COLLEGE Join our community – applications for 2025 are now available Rivermount College provides an ideal learning environment where all students from Kindergarten to Year 12 are encouraged to realise their full potential. Our students belong to a vibrant, supportive and inclusive community that fosters a genuine love of learning through an innovative and dynamic curriculum. Our academic program is complemented by a myriad of cocurricular opportunities designed to extend learning beyond the classroom. Students are able to participate in a range of traditional and specialist subjects including music, sport, and our creative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) curriculum designed to inspire students to embrace emerging technologies and prepare for an exciting future. As a non-denominational, co-educational Christian College, we offer a values-based education that builds a solid and holistic foundation for our students through a balance of academic, sporting, cultural and social opportunities. Our students are encouraged to develop into creative and flexible learners with a strong sense of respect and responsibility for themselves, others and their environment. Located on the banks of the picturesque Albert River at Yatala, Rivermount College provides students with a truly unique and beautiful learning environment. Our modern learning facilities are nestled amidst a natural landscape that offers a tranquil space for students to pursue their educational and recreational interests. Our Kindy to Year 12 campus is also conveniently located halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with transport available from surrounding suburbs. To truly experience the spirit of Rivermount, we invite you to visit our beautiful campus and discover the many wonderful opportunities available for your family. Applications for 2025, Year 7 to Year 12 are now available. Limited places remain for 2024. For enrolment enquiries and to learn more about Rivermount College, we invite you to visit our website at www.rivermount.net or email our Admissions team at enrolments@rivermount.qld.edu.au see advert front cover

7 5525 3595 | 0417 634 795 www.idealpools.com.au Qld Lic No: 1028908 Expert Pool Builders Gold Coast We Design We Innovate We Create Family Owned & Operated Gold Coast Pool Company With Over 30 Years Experience. DEAL DIRECT & SAVE! The Rotary Club of OrmeauPimpama has welcomed the news to establish a PCYC in Pimpama. Having championed the cause for the past five years and supported the advocacy and drive of State MP and Member for Coomera Mr Michael Crandon to establish a PCYC in the Ormeau-Pimpama area. Mr Crandon had started the campaign some 10 years ago. Division 1 Councillor Mr Mark Hammel in his first term, joined the cause and has been a driving force with the PCYC initiative, sought available land within the northern Gold Coast region. Following extensive investigation of several sites, came an announcement earlier this year that the Gold Coast City Council had agreed to a site to establish a PCYC, opposite the Pimpama City Shopping Centre. Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama The PCYC was pleased to receive $5million in the State Budget as seed funding towards the development of the new PCYC to meet the needs of the growing community in Pimpama and surrounding suburbs of the northern Gold Coast. The proposed club would be delivered in partnership with the Gold Coast City Council, Queensland Government and potentially the Australian Federal Government. The 3,500 sqm club will support community safety and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle providing a number of benefits to the local and surrounding growing community. The site has ease of access to bus and train networks and will enable club access to the wider local community of more than 172K residents and more than 30K young people under 19years of age. Community benefits include: Delivery of Prevention, Intervention and Diversionary youth programs. These programs are the heart of PCYC’s mission and are available at no charge to the young people and families. The Rotary Club of Ormeau – Pimpama are proud to be associated with the development and implementation of the PCYC for Pimpama and our wider community. GREAT NEWS - PCYC FOR PIMPAMA PCYC FOR PIMPAMA ARTIST’S IMPRESSION

8 AWARD WINNING Area Specialist Property Solutions has been ranked 4th out of 596 agencies on the Gold Coast and Brisbane! With after just 3 years in business and competing against agencies with 10 + selling agents, this is an amazing result and we could not be prouder. Belinda Beekman, one of two directors of Area Specialist Property Solutions, has been awarded some outstanding awards in the annual RateMyAgent awards! Belinda was ranked #3 Agent on the Gold Coast, #10 in Queensland, #43 in Australia & #1 in Jacobs Well. Outstanding achievements Belinda! PROVEN RESULTS - SOLD with Belinda Beekman & Donna Scheel in ORMEAU recently! 27 Ravensthorpe Street has just SOLD for a whopping $1,121,000 - what a huge result and fantastic for the area! 8 Raynuha Court has also just SOLD, this one SOLD off market, with no advertising! The buyer was already in our database and snapped up this beauty super quick! Another fantastic result, sold to a local buyer who can't wait to move into his first home. 43 Maidenwell Road & 29 Strathburn Crescent have also just SOLD for absolutely amazing prices. Now, the remaining purchasers who missed out are left still actively looking within your area! There is a high chance that prospective buyers have already spotted your home passing by! Call us today to organise your free market appraisal, we will guarantee you the best result! Having lived in the area for over 20 years, we know the market and the area like the back of our hand and are genuinely passionate about achieving you the best outcome possible. Belinda Beekman & Donna Scheel Locals of 22 years - Your Local Real Estate Agents with over 500 5-star client reviews. see advert page 9 > Are you buying or selling property in Queensland? Ensure a seamless and stress-free process with expert conveyancing services from Hilton Hartley Lawyers. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide you through every step of your property transaction with efficiency and expertise. Buying or selling property is a significant milestone in anyone's life, but it can also be a complex and daunting process. At Hilton Hartley Lawyers, we specialise in providing comprehensive conveyancing services tailored to your specific needs and requirements. With years of experience in the field, our team of conveyancers has the expertise and knowledge to handle all aspects of your property transaction. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned investor, or a homeowner looking to sell, we'll ensure that your transaction is handled with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to property transactions. That's why we pride ourselves on our efficient and streamlined approach to conveyancing. From conducting thorough property searches to preparing and reviewing all necessary legal documents, we'll work tirelessly to ensure that your transaction progresses smoothly and on schedule. When you choose Hilton Hartley Lawyers, you can rest assured knowing that your property transaction is in good hands. We'll keep you informed and updated at every stage of the process, providing clear and transparent communication throughout. Our goal is to minimise stress and uncertainty so that you can focus on what matters most – enjoying your new property or moving on to your next adventure. Ready to embark on your property journey with confidence? Contact Hilton Hartley Lawyers today to speak with one of our experienced conveyancers and learn how we can help you achieve your property goals. Let us take the hassle out of conveyancing so that you can focus on making your property dreams a reality. Hilton Hartley Lawyers (07) 5610 8060 conveyancing@hiltonhartleylawyers.com.au www.hiltonhartleylawyers.com.au Whether you're buying, selling, or transferring property, trust Hilton Hartley Lawyers to guide you every step of the way. With our expert conveyancing services, your property journey is in good hands. MENTION THIS ADVERTISEMENT FOR OUR APRIL SPECIAL $400 + GST FOR A SALE AND $800 + GST FOR A PURCHASE see advert front cover Conveyancing HILTON HARTLEY LAWYERS

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10 • 1 cup plain flour (all purpose flour) • ▢1 cup rolled oats • ▢1 cup desiccated coconut, unsweetened • ▢3/4 cup white sugar , preferably caster / superfine • ▢150g unsalted butter • ▢4 tbsp golden syrup • ▢1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate soda) Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F (160°C fan forced). Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Mix flour, oats, coconut and sugar in a bowl. Place butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over medium high heat and stir until butter has melted. Add baking soda and stir to combine - it will fizz up, this is normal. Immediately remove from heat. Pour butter mixture into flour and mix until just combined. Roll level 1 tablespoon mixture into balls, flatten into patties. Place balls, 2.5 cm apart, on prepared trays. Bake for 15 minutes or until deep golden. (Bake 12 min for chewy biscuits!) Stand on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool - they harden as they cool! ANZAC BISCUITS Anzac Biscuits are a cherished treat in Australia, adored for their rich buttery caramel taste, satisfying crunch, and the ease of their recipe—not to mention the profound historical significance they hold. These biscuits are traditionally baked by Australians in honor of ANZAC Day. The acronym “ANZAC” refers to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. ANZAC Day, observed on April 25th each year, is a solemn day of remembrance for Australians, commemorating the anniversary of the initial significant military engagement undertaken by Australian and New Zealand forces in the First World War, a battle marked by substantial losses. Legend has it that soldiers’ wives invented the original Anzac Biscuits, carefully choosing ingredients that would ensure the biscuits remained edible over the long journey to their husbands abroad. The original versions were reportedly so tough that soldiers sometimes ground them into porridge. 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11 Introducing the 2024 Junior Mayors The Gold Coast’s 2024 Junior Council Executive Committee have been sworn in to their new roles as future leaders as part of the City of Gold Coast’s Junior Council. Nevindu Dammannagoda from AB Paterson College was announced as the 32nd Junior Mayor and Rihanna Patel from Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus as the Deputy Junior Mayor. Mayor Tom Tate congratulated the students on their appointments on the Gold Coast’s Junior Council Executive Committee. “The Junior Council program provides young Gold Coasters the platform to have a voice,” Mayor Tate said. “The program provides an opportunity for students to learn about the role of local government, develop skills in public speaking, networking and most importantly leadership.” The Junior Council comprises of 140, Year 10 and 11 students from 37 Gold Coast high schools. The Junior Council is led by the Junior Mayor, Deputy Junior Mayor and the Junior Council Executive Committee. Junior Mayor Nevindu Dammannagoda said: “It is an honour to have been named the 2024 Junior Mayor. “I am very passionate about youth involvement and service. I look forward to working with the Junior Council this year.” The 2024 Junior Council Executive Committee comprises: • Yanyan Zhang – Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus • Thomas Pentland – St Michael’s College • Madison McGregor – Varsity College • Henrietta Stahelin-Hall – Rivermount College • Abigail Brinkworth – Somerset College The City is pleased to welcome Kings Christian College and Men of Business Academy to the program in 2024. April is National Heartworm Awareness Month FIVE FACTS ABOUT HEARTWORM DISEASE THAT WILL SHOCK YOU ... It’s everywhere! Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in Australian states. They look like spaghetti. Mature heartworms look like long strands of spaghetti. Dogs are more susceptible. Dogs can have hundreds of heartworms in their bodies. We need to act fast. In most cases, the treatment often comes too late to cure the animal fully. Decreased appetite might be a sign. If your cat or dog is not eating well, it might indicate heartworm disease. Heartworm disease, a perilous condition affecting both cats and dogs, is caused by a parasitic worm dwelling in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels. Its insidious presence can lead to severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to vital organs in these beloved pets. Dogs are a host of heartworms, meaning they can grow and reproduce in the animal, while cats are a dead-end host, meaning the worms cannot reproduce in the animal. Most cats are infected with only a few worms and may not be fully mature, though the disease can be just as deadly for cats as it is for dogs. Transmission of heartworms occurs through mosquitoes, which acquire larvae from the bloodstream of infected dogs during feeding and subsequently transfer them to other animals. Once transmitted, these larvae develop into adult worms, perpetuating the cycle of infection. Preventative measures are paramount, including monthly oral medications that target immature worms. Strict adherence to preventive schedules is crucial, as heartworm larvae can mature rapidly, rendering prevention ineffective within as little as 51 days. Detecting heartworm disease early is pivotal for successful treatment. While dogs may exhibit symptoms such as coughing, fatigue, decreased appetite, and weight loss, many remain asymptomatic initially. Regular blood tests are indispensable for diagnosis, preferably during routine veterinary visits. However, detecting heartworms in cats proves challenging due to the low worm burden and absence of definitive symptoms. Antigen and antibody tests, supplemented by imaging techniques like x-rays and ultrasounds, aid in diagnosis. Treatment for heartworm disease in dogs necessitates a multifaceted approach. Upon confirmation of diagnosis, strict activity restriction is imperative to mitigate further damage to the heart and lungs. Stabilizing the dog’s condition may be requisite, particularly in cases with underlying health issues. Treatment protocols typically involve several steps, followed by post-treatment testing to ensure complete elimination of parasites. Unfortunately, effective treatment options for heartworm-infected cats are lacking, underscoring the critical significance of preventive measures. In conclusion, heartworm disease poses a grave threat to the wellbeing of companion animals, emphasizing the need for proactive prevention, early detection, and appropriate treatment. Consultation with a veterinarian is indispensable to tailor preventive strategies and ensure timely intervention in cases of infection, safeguarding the health and longevity of cherished pets.

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13 Peachey CG News PRESIDENT MIA’S TIP Harvesting Pumpkins.. Look for a pumpkin that sounds hollow to tap, has a dried curly vine near the stem and then cut it off leaving quite a bit of the stem attached. This helps to preserve the pumpkin. When stored in a dry, cool place pumpkins can be preserved anywhere from 3-8 months. When you start to use the pumpkins, collect the seeds, wash them and dry them for next year’s seeds or wash them, coat them in oil, add salt, your favourite herbs and spices and roast them in oven. A delicious snacks to add to salads, sprinkle on soups or anything that needs a crunchy spice kick. Pumpkins seeds are rich in zinc, are anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. They’re a great flavour addition to any dish. WHAT TO GROW THIS MONTH FROM MIA During the 1st quarter after the new moon: is the best time to plant our leafy vege. I’d be putting in the brassica family, broccoli, cauliflower and kale, lettuce, and flavoursome winter herbs like dill, coriander and the staples like chives and spring onions. During the 2nd quarter of the rising moon: is the best week to plant your fruity vege. Easy ones are your beans, broad beans, yummy sweet peas, chilli’s and tomatoes. After the full moon: when the moon starts to descend, is the best week to plant your root vege. My pick to plant is beetroot, carrots, leeks, onions and now is a great time to plant your garlic. I remember hearing a saying about planting your garlic in the ground by Mother’s day and harvest on Remembrance day 11/11. Home grown garlic is amazing. Since garlic grows from cloves, find some organic cloves, place the cloves in the fridge to break their dormancy, soak overnight in seaweed solution then plant pointy end up, in good sunny spot with loose free draining, friable soil. Mark their positions and keep weed free as garlic hate competition. Put your garlic in the fridge today! KID’S CORNER To celebrate all the women role models in our lives, let’s create a living gift in a pot, we’ve got time for Mothers Day. Imagine a tea garden pot, herb garden pot, fragrant flower garden pot, a favourite colour pot or even a low care succulent garden pot. The kids will enjoy asking mum about her favourites from the garden or they may want to inspire mum with more fresh herbs or greens to use in cooking. Establish a theme, grab a pot/ container of any shape size, with holes in the bottom. Fill with a good quality potting mix to suit your mini themed garden. Fill with either saved seeds, seedlings, cuttings from the garden or friends and neighbours, add some little features like mini fences made from twigs glued together, decorative rocks, tree branches sawn into little stumps or anything fun to create interest in the pot. If you just sow seeds it’ll be fun for mum to watch as the garden evolves into something pretty or edible. Anything goes and give a special lady a living gift. COMMUNITY SHARE CHEST is on site at Peachey. This is a service of a community pantry for all if you are passing by drop in and take a look. Grab something for your drive or grab something for someone else. Gifts of nonperishable food and small household items are welcome. HERB OF THE MONTH WITH ANNEMAREE Herb / salad greens for the month - Ceylon/ malabar spinach . This rich green spinach grows happily in gardens with moist soil. The more moisture available to it, the bigger the leaves. Leaves will grow the size of a dinner plate with a little shade. Preferably grow under a tree. Will climb. Great for balcony gardens in pots for an ongoing spinach all year round. This spinach originated in India, contains mucin, fibre and protein as well as your vitamins A, B’s and C. Including calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and iodine. The young tips and leaves can be picked and added to salads, sandwiches, used as a garnish or served with a dip. Large leaves can be slightly steamed, sliced and tossed in stir fries, added to soups, casseroles quiches and mixed with vegetable dishes. You can even steep the leaves in boiling water and drink as a tea! Flowers are edible. The juicy berries can be used to colour jellies, sweets, and drinks. The addition of lemon juice makes the dye more effective. Cuttings of this spinach are available from Peachey garden for a gold coin donation! Thank you happy gardening! FREE TO BEAUTIFY YOUR SPACE Bring buckets, bring your trailer, fill it with bark chips for your gardens, walkways and under swing sets. The storm season has delivered us huge amounts of chips that we don’t have space for. Please come and help yourself. Located at the Peachey CG entrance on McCreadie road. Piles of tan bark for no dig gardens, topping up pathways, or filling up space in raised garden beds WHERE IS PEACHEY COMMUNITY GARDEN? Cnr of Tillyroen & McCreadie Rds, Ormeau Friday Mornings: 9am -afternoon. Light morning tea provided. Saturday Mornings: Annemarie has a stall at the Helensvale High School Markets selling seeds, seedlings also offering a garden design service so you can grow at home. 6am – 11am Sunday afternoons: 3pm until the mozzies come out. Afternoon tea provided. Contact: Peachey Member 0424 171 019 Email: peacheycg@gmail.com Thank you to Joshua for tidying up the shed. Squeaky clean! PEACHEY CG EVENTS Crop Swap 1st Sunday of each month from 2pm. No $$ exchanged, come and swap what you grow or create. All welcome. Mothers Yoga Circle Tuesdays 10.30am -12pm with Bella. Women & children of all ages welcome. PH: 0490 129 856 mothersyogacircle@gmail.com Harmony Living Party Sunday 21 April. 11:00am - 3:00pm Peachey Community Gardens, 13 Mc Creadie Rd, Ormeau Hills Curry Berries Coffee Beans Scraps for soil project Please note at this time we cannot take any kitchen scraps. We will resume this soil making service in a few weeks.

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We will have a fantastic range of food, coffee, desserts and cold drinks available on the day, including vegan. • Dogfriendly onleashonly • FREEentry& parking • 70+ doggierelatedstallsincludingtreats,meals,vets, supplements, clothing, skincare, accessories, artists, photography, dog walkers/sitters, trainers, therapies and lots more • Rescue groups • Raffle in support of rescue groups • City of Gold Coast Animal Management stall www.localnewsletters.com Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 17 April for next issue PIMPAMA PROBUS CLUB, a mixed Club, April meeting changed to 9.30 for 10am on Wed 24 April (usually 4th Thursday monthly), at Pimpama Tavern, 102 Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama. ‘Lest We Forget’ will be the theme for this meeting with a special guest speaker. Meetings have a guest speaker, trivia/activity, morning tea, fun and friendship monthly. Regular bus trips, tours, outings, cards, coffee & chat, craft, lunches, movies, theatre events add to the experiences offered. Contact: Kaye 0493 412 374/Dawn 0411 404 311/E: pimpama.probus@gmail.com OXENFORD COOMERA VIEW CLUB - Raising Funds for The Smith Family Learning for Life Students. Meetings held on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Oxenford Tavern with Lunch and interesting speakers. Social Events are held on the 1st Friday of the month. Call Susan on 0448120091. GUANABA SOUTH COAST COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB, Heritage Park, 193 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama (Exit 49). Monthly Socials - 3rd Sunday at 12pm. Entrance fee $6.00 visitors, $5.00 members. Canteen, Licenced Bar & Afternoon Tea available. Great afternoon of talented Singers for your entertainment OR if you would like to sing with the band yourself, there are 3 practice sessions before the social to polish your songs for your performance. Contact Noelene (Secretary) 0419740756 or Peter (Music Coordinator) 0427293858. Find us on FB. Hall hire also available. SOUTH COAST RESTORATION SOCIETY OPEN DAY: Our Vintage Display is open on the second Sunday of the month. Step back in time and experience the technology of yesteryear on display at South Coast Restoration Society Living Museum. Many sheds to explore with various collections of items from a bygone era. ie stationary engines, water pumps, antiques, old tractors and heritage vehicles, a fully restored Steam Roller along Heritige Print. Refreshments available. Exit 49 of the M1. Take Rifle Range Road, entry is via the Pimpama Sports Hub entrance at the traffic lights. First left then follow the road up to the top of the hill. A great family day out. Something for everyone. Free entry PIMPAMA MEN’S SHED - 15 Clark Way, Pimpama, behind the School of Arts opposite Pimpama State School open from 8am to 12 noon Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The shed is equipped with excellent woodworking and metalworking equipment. Members can work on personal tasks, help with community projects, or just sit and have a cuppa and a chat. Social, health and welfare programs, specialty visits, and presentations are also offered. Contact Secretary sec.pms@outlook.com.au. HINTERLAND MODEL FLYING CLUB (HMFC) – Ever wondered what it’s like to fly a model plane or helicopter? Come and join us and learn new skills of building, repairing and flying! Club open every day at William Guise Foxwell Park, Shipper Dr, Coomera; best days to meet members is on Saturday or Tuesday morning. If you’re a newcomer to the sport members can offer advice and our instructors can help from start until you get your first licence. Being with a club allows you to use a purpose built facility, take excellent training and be part of a team. HMFC is associated with the MAAA and so you’re covered by insurance when flying at the field. More info: www.hmfc.com.au or contact the Secretary on hmfchonsec@gmail.com. (Front gate end of Shipper Dr, Coomera, opp. Coomera Houseboats site). VOCALESCENCE CHORUS Come and join the award winning all female a-cappella chorus on a Wednesday night at the Upper Coomera Centre, 90 Reserve Road from 6.30 to 9.30. We love to see new members so why not come along and see what we are about. Please follow our Vocalescence Website and Facebook pages and for up to date info contact Jo on 0417 747935. SIP N SUP CLUB – GOLD COAST Meets every three weeks at a great restaurant around the Gold Coast. All men welcome for beer, wine and food. We critique restaurants, have guest speakers but most of all we have a lot of fun. Generally Thursday afternoons, however, some evening events, 16 meetings per year. Facebook and search for @sipnsupgc and/or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or e:michel_44@bigpond.com A.R.A.G.C. CAR CLUB - We welcome all new members, we are a friendly light minded, small group of classic car lovers. 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