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Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 5pm Our community hub 4208 - 1st sunday of the month, 7am - 12 noon. Harrigans Lane Jacobs Well / Harrigans Pub Calypso Cay @ ourcommunityhub4208 Paradise Point Art & Craft Market - Esplanade Park just north of Ephraim Island bridge on the fourth Sunday of every month. artandcraft.com.au Sanctuary Markets: on The Village Green at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin. Every Friday 4-9pm Food Market specialising in International Street Foods, Musical entertainment. Plenty of free car parking. Surfers Paradise Beachfront Market: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise. Every Wed, Fri & Sun night 4-9pm (except Schoolies) Tamborine Mountain Country Markets: 2nd Sunday of each month 7.30am-1pm, Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Mt Tamborine. Tamborine Mountain State School Markets: Last Sunday of the month 7am - 1pm. Pet friendly. Cnr of Long & Curtis Rds, Tamborine Mountain The Village Markets Burleigh Heads: 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month, 8.30am-1pm, Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Hwy farmers markets Beechmont Market: Every third Sunday of the month from 8am to 1pm at the Old School on the roundabout. Bundall Farmers Market: Every Sunday, 6-11.30am, HOTA, Bundall. Burleigh State School: Every Saturday, Lower Gold Coast Highway, 7am-12pm rain, hail or shine. Ample parking. Currumbin Community Market: Every Thursday 7am-11am, 164 Duringan Street, Currumbin. Helensvale Farmers Market: Every Saturday 6-11am. Helensvale State High School. Real Farmers. Real Food. Real Community. HOTA Farmers and Artisan Markets 2023 Every Sunday 6-11.30am. 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise. 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10 Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 24 April for next issue Bookings: www.javeenbah.org.au Phone 0417 004 466 • Email info@javeenbah.org.au CNR STEVENS & FERRY STREETS, NERANG FOR LOVERS of THE ARTS: ADFAS GOLD COAST invites you to join our series of monthly Saturday morning lectures on a wide variety of arts-related subjects presented by national and international specialist speakers. Be entertained and informed then join us for morning tea. Bookings essential. For lecture/ membership enquiries call Bernadette on 0484227065 or email bmurray079@gmail.com. ADFAS GOLD COAST https://www.adfas.org.au/societies/gold-coastbundall/ 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 LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE: The Game that Boosts Your Brain Power. Beginner Lessons at Gold Coast Bridge Club 9am – 11am: Fri Apr 26– May 31, Mon July 15–Aug 19, Wed Oct 9–Nov 13. Enquiries or enrol contact: dot. piddington@bigpond.com or call Dot on 0418 887 806. Easy parking onsite. 2883 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise BREAK AWAY MUSIC SOCIETY - Social gathering first Sunday of each month at 12 noon at Nerang Country Paradise Parklands, main entrance 231 NerangBeaudesert Rd, down to the building called the Barn. Gold coin admission. Everyone welcome, bring friends and instruments to join in the fun with Guest Artists and other performers. Food/drinks available (BYO Alcohol). Society Membership is based on INCLUSIVITYSUSTAINABILITY-CREATIVITY and RECONCILIATION. Info: Facebook Page; BREAK AWAY OPEN MIC or phone Paul on 0412 353 059. Breakawayopenmic@gmail.com GOLD COAST DISTRICT ORCHID SOCIETY meets on the last Sunday of every month (excl. December) from 1:30pm till 4:00pm/5:00pm at the Nerang Senior Citizens Hall, Cnr. Ferry St. and Mylor St. Nerang. Orchid benching display, also a sales table is available for orchid purchases. Visitors welcome, $3 hall hire fee pp. Enquiries Ph 0487648307, e:GCOS22@outlook.com THE HINTERLAND COMMUNITY BAND - Mudgeeraba. If you play an instrument and are interested in playing in a concert band, please contact us. We are seeking- all woodwinds, brass, and percussion players, all ages from teens to retirees. We rehearse every Thursday evening between 6-30 and 8-30, and we perform several concerts each year. Hall Hire- our hall and tearoom is also available for hire to other community groups at very reasonable rates. Contact Michael on 0414 323 997. GOLD COAST CARAVAN CLUB - Prospective new members are invited to attend three rallies as a Visitor, after which they may proceed with their “Application for Membership”. We hold 11 rallies each year at various locations within approx. 200km from Gold Coast. To become a member, you must own an R.V. and be over 18 years of age. Current membership is made up of mostly mature couples who enjoy travelling our country and seeing different places. Secretary, Estelle James Email: goldcoastcaravanclub@gmail.com - Ph 0409 632 085. DRAGON BOAT CLUB, ‘BROADWATER DRAGONS’ welcomes all members of the community to come and try one of the most vibrant and inclusive sports you can do at any level of fitness and age. Learn how to paddle in a team, with the opportunity to be as competitive as you want. Broadwater Dragons training ground is at the Arthur Earle Park, Nerang Connection Road, Nerang. Training three times every week, Tuesday and Thursdays evenings at Nerang. Saturday mornings training are at Nerang or Emerald Lakes boat ramp. Come on down, say hello, watch what we do and hop in! If you would like to come and try, please contact us on: recruitment@ broadwaterdragons.com, 0408 065 483, or our website; broadwaterdragons.com CARRARA LIONS CLUB Join us to meet new friends, do lots of feel-good works, enjoy great social and fundraising activities and much more. We welcome new members or come along to a dinner meeting with no obligation. Looking forward to hearing from you. Mob: 0468 724 531 Email: carraralionsclub@gmail.com NERANG VIEW CLUB - Meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Nerang RSL, 69 Nerang Street. (Meeting and lunch). Lucky door prizes as well as a raffle, guest speakers when available. A trade table is also available with some homemade delicious goodies with proceeds going to our Learning for life sponsorship for disadvantage children through the Smith Family. Carolyn on 0412 643 621 or Marie on 0405 089 094. TIME4FRIENDS meets every Friday at 9.30am at the Nerang Uniting Church, 5 Nerang River Drive, Nerang. Come and enjoy morning tea followed by a Joke & Thought and Trivia, followed by a game of 500 or Rummy King or join a crocheting crocheting group. Ring Judith 55294806. PROBUS CLUB OF NERANG meets 2nd Wednesday of Month at Nerang RSL from 10.30am. We are a small mixed club looking for members. Join us for meetings with interesting speakers or activities followed by lunch and outings each month. email:nerang594@ gmail.com STANDBY SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE is Australia’s national service supporting people bereaved or impacted by suicide including Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, First responders who have attended a suicide, and Members of the public who have witnessed a suicide. StandBy is accessible 24/7, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual. Phone 1300 727 247 . GOLD COAST SENIORS ON THE NET (SOTN) is a computer club for seniors (aged 50 and over) who are interested in learning about Computers, Tablets and Smart Phones (Android, iPad and iPhone), software and associated equipment for education, interest and enjoyment. We offer a large variety of courses, usually in the format of one-on-one lessons with an experienced tutor. Monday to Wednesday 9am to 4pm. Call on 0478 278 202 or 0478 278 243 or email officemanager@ goldcoastsotn.com.au Book now 5539 4255 or online www.spotlighttheatre.com.au 185 - 187 Ashmore Road, Benowa Halpin Auditorium 10 May - 1 June 2024 NERANG SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB INC. All seniors are invited to join our members in one or more of our activities. Come and join the fun and meet new friends. CLUB ACTIVITIES • Indoor Bowls – Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 12 pm • Card Games – Tuesday 12.30pm – 4pm • Cash Bingo – Wednesday 9am – 12pm • Crafts– 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday each month 9am – 12pm 1st and 5th Tuesday each month 9am to 12pm • Needle Craft - 2nd, 4th Tuesday each month 9am to 12pm • Hilltop Quilters – Thursday 9am – 2pm • Nerang Knitters – 2nd & 4th Monday each month 9am – 1pm • South East Species Orchid Society 4th Tuesday each month 7pm – 9.30pm • Southport District Orchid Society 1st Wednesday each month 7pm – 9.30pm • Gold Coast District Orchid Society Last Sunday each month 1.30pm – 5pm • Shin Bu Kai Martial Arts – Monday & Wednesday 4pm – 6pm Annual Membership $10.00 – Each activity $3.00 ENQUIRE AT THE NERANG SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB, CNR FERRY & MYLOR STS, NERANG Telephone 0432 034 277 E: nerangseniorcitizensclub@gmail.com

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