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11 Botanical Bazaar now in it’s 9th Year Tickets are now on sale for The Botanical Bazaar – the Gold Coast’s Garden & Sustainability Festival held at Country Paradise Parklands by The Rotary Club of Gold Coast. The event which is now in its 9th year is held on the first weekend of August, with dates for this year’s event being Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August. From 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday, visitors will be able to indulge in all things gardening with over 100 green inspired exhibitors, industry experts, garden walks + talks, workshops + demonstrations, botanical art, community groups and plants galore. There’ll also be food trucks and live music and entertainment for the whole family. The theme for this year is the Dragonfly and to support the festival, local artists have painted and submitted over 70 pieces of dragonfly art. During the coming weeks these will be displayed in over 20 sponsor businesses in Broadbeach to promote the festival and locals and visitors to Broadbeach will be encouraged to choose their favourite to go in the draw to win over $2000 of prizes. Speakers already confirmed for this year’s event include Gardening Australia’s Sophie Thompson; Phil Dudman the horticultural editor of ABC Gardening Magazine and ABC Radio talk back host; ABC Brisbane Radio presenter and Horticulturist Claire Bickle; World renowned Permaculture Queen and global permaculture ambassador Morag Gamble; Peter Gash, MD and Custodian Lady Elliot Island and Botanical Bazaar’s foraging expert John Palmer OAM. Tickets are now on sale and this year there’s a $20 weekend pass so avid gardeners have the opportunity to attend as many workshops and demonstrations as they like over both days. TICKETS - Day Pass: $15.00, Concession Pass $10.00, Weekend Pass $20, Concession Weekend Pass $12, Kids under 12 Free. Ticket link: https://www.trybooking.com/CPEMZ For information on Botanical Bazaar visit www.botanicalbazaargc.com.au. Book now 5539 4255 or online www.spotlighttheatre.com.au 185 - 187 Ashmore Road, Benowa Bookings: www.javeenbah.org.au Phone 0417 004 466 • Email info@javeenbah.org.au CNR STEVENS & FERRY STREETS, NERANG

12 Peachey CG News Do you know your neighbour? We all used to know each other, check on each other and share stuff. When was the last time you gave an anonymous kindness? Now is a great time to surprise someone with humanity. One of the great things about Peachey CG is, a garden is a great equalizer, it doesn’t matter whatever your story is, we won’t ask, we love watching people unwind, relax, feel safe enough to heal and grow. Nature is the best place to let life in again. Story time with Mia Once upon a time there was a mum with 2 kids, aged 6 and 1. This Mum was looking for somewhere local where she could bring her kids, have an outdoor experience, be of service to the community and maybe learn a thing or two. This Mumma and her 2 littles ones were welcomed with open arms at the Peachey Community Garden. What a joy to regularly visit a space where she felt safe to let her children run and explore, give of herself to the community with simple tasks as weeding and watering, while also learning hints and tips of gardening, to try out in her own home. Her children were being modelled the value of community and giving of yourself to community by the wonderful members of the garden. They experienced the knowledge of members, sampled home grown food picked straight off the vines and bushes, while sometimes being given rides in the wheelbarrow. They were free to be themselves while the Mumma had many eyes keeping watch as well. It was a simple time, good old fashioned garden work with many hands and joyful conversation. Fast forward many years later the trees have grown and the children have grown, one still enjoys picnics with her friends under the trees and the other is studying environmental science at uni. The Mumma has learnt so much about The Value of Community, shared her gardening tips n tricks on the radio and is still involved in this fabulous Community garden. Kids Corner More than all the toys in the world, kids love hanging out with the ones that love them the most. Simple cardboard box cars, castles, and shop fronts. Activities don’t need to cost. If you find it difficult prying kids away from screens, create a picnic in the backyard. This not only gets needed oxygen to their bodies, it is believed as bare feet and hands touch the earth and grass, their bodies “ground”. This is a great way to discharge electromagnetic frequencies, causing kids to be calm and present. Nature is a great healing mechanism. Peachey Plans Peachey is working alongside the Ormeau Progress Association to create a space for those with varying ability ranges. We now have an ability toilet on site and planning easier access to these with pathways and raised garden beds. If you would like to be involved in creating a legacy that grows beyond yourself we’d love to hear from you . Free to beautify your space. Bring buckets, bring your trailer, fill it with bark chips for your gardens, walkways and under swing sets, . We are making a new space for bark chips and need more taken away. Please come and help yourself. Great for no dig gardens or filling up space in raised garden beds. Located at the Peachey CG entrance on McCreadie road. 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. 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. PEACHEY CG EVENTS Paint in the Park Enjoy an afternoon of painting and sipping your favourite beverage out in the open air, the more you bring the less it costs. Canvas, paint apron, easel, brushes, if you have these there is no cost. Canvas $10 each and Paint $5 . Date to be announced on FB and on site at Peachey . 0424171019 to reserve your spot in the sun. Crop Swap Sunday 7th July from 3pm each month. No $$ exchanged, come and swap what you grow or create, packaging products, made food, eggs, garden stakes, household items are usually in this mix. As well as a cuppa and snack. All welcome. Ladybugs Nature Playgroup Tuesdays 10-30am -12pm with Bella. Women and children of all ages welcome. 0490 129 856 mothersyogacircle@gmail.com WHERE IS PEACHEY COMMUNITY GARDEN? Peachey Community Garden. Corner of Tillyroen and Mc Creadie Roads Ormeau Friday Mornings: 9am -afternoon. Light morning tea provided. Saturday Mornings: Annemarie has a stall at the Helensvale High School Markets selling seeds, 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

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14 Help us bring hope to those who need it most by becoming an organ donor. One person’s organ donation can save up to seven lives. Sign up in just one minute at donatelife.gov.au The Gift Of Life HELICONIA SPECIALIST 2 MARKET STREET, CARRARA Ph: 0415 323 815 DELIVERY AVAILABLE | OPEN 7 DAYS SCREENING HELICONIAS HUGE VARIETY OF TROPICAL GARDEN PLANTS INC. PALMS, GINGERS, CORDYLINES & COSTUS One of our most popular plants - Heliconias. This is a great example of how well they work as a screener. If you’re trying to hide your fence or the neighbours these will do the job. Choose from: Kawauchi, Rauliniana, Black Cherry, Jacquinii or Hot Rio Nites. plus many other plants to choose from. Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 12 July for next issue PIMPAMA PROBUS CLUB, a mixed Club, 9.30 for 10am, 4th Thursday monthly, at Pimpama Tavern, 102 Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama. 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 SOUTH COAST RESTORATION SOCIETY Sun 14th July -Kustoms of Australia Car Club Show and Shine. Sat 27 & Sunday 28 July South Coast Restoration Society Annual Vintage Rally. South Coast Restoration Society Vintage Display will be open both days Come and step back in time and experience the technology of yesteryear on display at South Coast Restoration Society Living Museum. Many sheds to explore with collections of items from a bygone era. ie stationary engines, water pumps, antiques, old tractors and heritage vehicles inc. fully restored Steam Roller working as well as visit Heritige Print and see the printing presses at work. Food and refreshments are available on site. Directions: Exit 49 of the M1. Entry is via the Pimpama Sports Hub entrance at the traffic lights. first left follow the road up to the top of the hill. UPPER COOMERA LIONS CLUB is a friendly mix of members and invite others to come and join us. We meet at The Wattle Hotel on Brygon Creek Road, Upper Coomera the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Visitors are most welcome to come and join us for a Dinner Meeting with no obligation. Contact: 0416 939 804. | uppercoomera.qld@lions.org.au THE COOMERA RADIO YACHT CLUB welcomes persons wishing to learn to sail Radio Controlled Yachts in our sailing venue at Damian Leeming Lake at Oxenford, Wednesdays from 1pm. Open to seniors, college aged young people plus those with physical disabilities. We provide help and advice using members boats. Offers excellent hand eye coordination, enjoyment, meet new people in friendly, competitive environment. PH: 0450 176 522 or ronbrown6511@gmail.com ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – A ladies meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous is held every Thursday at 5pm - 6pm at the Ormeau Community Centre, 3 Curthbert Drive Ormeau, Meeting Room 6. The Ormeau Women’s Living Sober Meeting is a safe place for women to learn about the disease of alcoholism and a solution to aid them in living a happy, joyous, free sober life. Doors open from 4:30pm. NEW MONTHLY ACTIVE MINDS GROUP Trivia, fun and games. Come along and challenge your mind. First Thursday every month 10am-12.30pm. $5 morning tea included. Phone Jasmin 0412364669 or Marilyn 0481480274. 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. 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). 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. A.R.A.G.C. CAR CLUB - We welcome all new members, we are a friendly light minded, small group of classic car lovers. We do monthly weekend runs to various points of interest, monthly mid-weekday lunches and meet most Saturdays at Expresso25, 1 Boat works Drive Coomera about 7.00am also a yearly weekend away. Christmas Party in December. We hold bi monthly meetings last Monday of the month at 6pm to 8pm at Nerang PCYC. We get together to attend various Classic and Vintage car events. Phone Terry 0413875737 or Peter 0493092341. 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. More info on facebook and search for @sipnsupgc and/ or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or email michel_44@ bigpond.com

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