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2 Which denture is the right choice for me? A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures are available, complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Complete Dentures Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made. Nerang Aquatic Centre is home to a range of facilities and programs for the whole family to enjoy. Our facilities offer you a 25m lap swimming pool, 25m recreational swimming pool, an indoor learn to swim pool, and a toddler splash pool. And you betcha, our pools are HEATED year-round! Adults can become part of our aquatic community by getting involved in our social group fitness programs, including Aqua Aerobics, Deep Water Running and SwimFit (Stroke correction for Adults). And for the kids? Our Learn-to-Swim Program caters for babies through to squad swimmers (adults too) and includes year-round unlimited pool access! And we even offer Birthday Parties! GOswim Swimming Lessons We are proud to offer GOswim swimming lessons that are powered by Swimming Australia these swim lessons are a new, fun way to learn to swim and be safe in and around the water. GOswim focuses on contemporary, experiential and activity-based learning. Simply take a look at our swim experience journey below to identify the ideal entry level for you and your loved ones. GOswimCurriculum The curriculum covers seven areas of learning. These areas are combined and presented as activities to enhance student development. • Key Learning Areas • Entries and exits • Floating and sculling • Movement, propulsion and stroke development • Personal survival • Underwater skills • Rescue and emergency • Water safety knowledge It’s never too early or late to learn how to swim! Our program ensures students learn and understand personal survival and water safety elements at all ages. Other Benefits Include: • Establishing a strong and effective swimming technique • Becoming empowered to think, discuss and decide • Enhancing knowledge, skill and understanding • Supported by professionally qualified teachers Come in and visit us today for a Swim or a coffee from our Kiosk - whether you are a member or a casual visitor, we have something for the whole family to enjoy. Our lovely staff look forward to providing you with the best health and leisure experiences possible. See advert front cover Nerang Aquatic Centre Partial Dentures A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance. Are There Alternatives to Dentures? Yes, dental implants can be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants. Consult your dentist for advice. For more information on dentures please contact us. source: www.webmd.com/oral-health/dental-health-dentures See advert front cover

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4 The City wages war on mosquitoes with $1 million pledge The City has waged a war on mosquitoes, pledging an additional $1 million to the mosquito treatment program to tackle the escalating issue across the Gold Coast. The recent rain has provided ideal conditions for mosquito breeding and as such City crews have ramped up these activities and will continue them for the foreseeable future. Mr Baker said the additional resources will be used to purchase more all-terrain vehicles and trailers, increase our aerial program, and continue our drone trials. “We have dedicated all possible resources to getting this situation under control, and will continue to prioritise this work as we know it is a priority for our community right now,” Mr Baker said. CEO Tim Baker said as well as fogging and aerial treatments our pest management teams would be checking and treating all known mosquito breeding areas throughout the City every day until the situation had eased. “We know the mosquito breeding has ramped up over the past month and with little respite from the rain and humidity, this will be an ongoing problem,” Mr Baker said. “We are committed to reducing numbers through our programs but we can all do our bit to reduce numbers and keep ourselves and families safe from these pests. “Residents can help reduce mosquito numbers by emptying all containers that can hold water following rain.” He said some of the less obvious places to look include in the water reservoir of self-watering pots, in some plants and on top of rainwater tanks. Locations where mosquito treatments are taking place can be found at the City’s alerts page here: http://news. goldcoast.qld.gov.au/alert-section. You can protect yourself from mosquitoes by: • Limiting your time outdoors around dawn and dusk • Applying mosquito repellents regularly • Wearing loose fitting, light coloured protective clothing when outdoors • Screening doors and windows or using mosquito nets or air-conditioning. • Using mosquito coils. You can help prevent mosquitoes breeding on your own property by: • Disposing of all water-holding containers in your yard • Emptying flower vases, pot plants and other containers which hold water, at least once a week • Ensure house gutters are kept free of leaves and they drain freely, leaving no pools of water in low points • Screen all openings to tanks, wells or other large water containers with wire gauze, not coarser than 1 millimetre aperture mesh. TO ENTER write your name, address & phone on the back of an envelope and post to: 1: THE SIMPLE DINNER EDIT or 2: NEVER TOO LATE PO Box 3302, Burleigh Town 4220 • Entries close 10.03.2024. 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6 Get your blue suede shoes ready! The brand new Elvis musical authorised by Elvis Presley Enterprises is coming to the Gold Coast! Celebrating the life and music of awardwinning, cultural icon and rock ‘n’ roll superstar, Elvis Presley, this bio-musical explores pivotal moments in Elvis' life. From his childhood in Mississippi to his triumphant 68 Comeback Special, and ascent to become ‘The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’. You’ll be singing along to all your favourite hits including Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, That’s All Right, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds, Heartbreak Hotel, ELVIS: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION Burning Love, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Don’t Be Cruel, Are You Lonesome, Return To Sender, See See Rider, A Little Less Conversation and more. With an all-star Australian cast, dazzling choreography, and hit after hit, you simply can’t help falling in love. Don’t miss your only chance to see this musical spectacular in Queensland - it’s not going to Brisbane! Get all shook up and grab your tickets now! Starts 22nd June 2024. Details www.hota.com.au Corn & Capsicum Quesadillas Prep Time | 10 Minutes Cooking Time | 10 Minutes Quesadillas are a versatile appetizer (or dinner!) — we used corn and capsicum here, but feel free to swap out and in whatever combination of cheese and vegetables you prefer. These are a great finger food to serve at parties. • 1 x 400g tin tinned sweet corn • 1 x capsicum • 1 x red onion • 1 ½ cups grated tasty cheese • 8 soft white round wraps • ¼ cup olive oil • 1 avocado • ½ cup tomato salsa • ½ cup sour cream Heat the grill pan over medium-high heat. Drain the corn and place in the large mixing bowl. Cut the 4 sides and the base off the capsicum and place in the food processor. Peel and quarter the onion, and place in the food processor. Blitz until finely chopped. Add to the corn in the mixing bowl. Stir through the cheese. Brush some oil on the grill plate. Place 2 wraps on the grill and top each with ¼ of the corn mixture. Spread to about 2cm from the edge. Top each wrap with a second one, and brush with oil. Using an egg flip and tongs if necessary, carefully turn the whole round upside down and cook for a further minute. Remove to a chopping board and cut into 6 pieces with a pizza wheel or sharp knife. Repeat with the next 4 wraps and filling. Divide the quesadillas between four plates. Halve the avocado and run a knife through the flesh to create slices within the skin. Scoop out with a spoon and divide between the plates. Top with a dollop of salsa and sour cream, and serve. PLUS FREE ENTERTAINMENT A brand-new musical about the rock ‘n’ roll superstar!

7 3 Bulk Billed Eye Tests 3 Most Health Funds Accepted 3 External Prescriptions Welcome *Excludes Maui Jim, Zeal and Oakley Sun RX PARIS MIKI OPTICAL Shop 18, 12 Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale Plaza Phone 5580 5010 | www.paris-miki.com.au In our fast-paced lives, filled with digital screens and constant visual stimuli, it’s easy to overlook the significance of maintaining good eye health. However, regular checkups with an optometrist are not just a precautionary measure; they are essential for preserving the precious gift of sight and overall well-being. One of the primary reasons to prioritise optometric check-ups is the early detection of potential issues. Many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, often develop gradually without noticeable symptoms in their early stages. An optometrist can detect these conditions through comprehensive eye exams, allowing for early intervention and effective management. Timely diagnosis can prevent irreversible damage to the eyes and, in some cases, even save one’s vision. Moreover, optometrists are equipped with the expertise to address refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While it might be tempting to rely on over-the-counter reading glasses or online prescriptions, these solutions may not adequately address the unique visual needs of each individual. Optometrists tailor prescriptions based on a thorough understanding of the patient’s eye health, ensuring optimal vision correction. Regular eye check-ups are particularly crucial for children, as undetected vision problems can hinder their learning and development. Children may not always express vision concerns or even recognise them, making routine optometric visits essential for identifying and addressing potential issues early on. Good vision is integral to a child’s academic success and overall well-being. Paris Miki Optical has been servicing the Helensvale and surrounding community for eyewear needs since 2005. Store Manager Michael has over 30 year’s experience as a qualified Optical technician and has been The importance of regular eye checks working in the area for 23 years. We have an onsite workshop for quicker spectacle making, so you don’t have to be without your own frames for weeks if we are using your own frame for new lenses; repairs can be done onsite and same day service is available on in store stock lenses. Here at Paris Miki, we offer a large range of contact lenses; including multifocal, toric, 1 day, fortnightly to monthly lenses. Michael is able to customise lens shapes for rimless and semi rimless frames to suit customers various needs. We can also create prescription polarised sunglasses for most sunglass frames. Bulk billed eye testing is available with retinal photography. Health fund claiming for most funds can be done on the spot. To make an appointment please call on 5580 5010. $150 OFF COMPLETE PAIR Fresh Year, Fresh Health Coverage! The majority of health fund yearly limits refresh every January 1st. Schedule your eye examination today and upgrade your eyeglasses!

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10 Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 28 February for next issue 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 TENPIN BOWLING at Robina Town Centre. Wednesday mornings 10am start. Men & women welcome. Lots of fun and social luncheons. Please ring Neroli 0477452844. 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 MUDGEERABA ROBINA RSL SUB BRANCH. Are you a VETERAN, partner of Veteran or a family member is a Veteran, the Mudgeeraba Robina RSL Sub Branch offer DVA Compensation support with Qualified ATDP Compensation Advocates. We have monthly morning teas and social gatherings on Friday night all Veterans, partners and family members are warmly welcome, you do not have to be a MEMBER to attend, for more information please visit our web site www.mrrsl.org.au or call Darren 0400 601 565. GOLD COAST BRIDGE CLUB BEGINNER LESSONS: 6 Week Course: 2hrs a week for Beginners-Ongoing assistance for Graduates of Course. 9am to 11am: Wed 31 Jan-6 March • Fri 26 April-31 May • Mon 15 July-19 Aug • Wed 9 Oct-13 Nov. $85 Incl Textbook. Contact Teacher Dot Piddington: dot.piddington@bigpond. com, 0418 887 806. Easy Parking on site - 2883 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise. 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. For information contact Secretary, Estelle James Email: goldcoastcaravanclub@ gmail.com - Ph 0409 632 085. 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 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/ or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual. Phone 1300 727 247 BRASS, WIND, PERCUSSION, AND BASS PLAYERS WANTED for a fun, low-cost, community band. The Rookies Band rehearses Tuesdays at 4.20 at the Mudgeeraba Uniting Church and welcomes players of all ages to perform at upcoming gigs. Sally M: 0418664141 E: Rookiesbandgc@gmail.com or find us on Facebook. 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. Ladies we would love you to come along for an enjoyable afternoon. 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. NERANG SENIOR CITIZENS INDOOR BOWLS - 50 and over and would like to join a friendly indoor bowls group? Tuition given if you are not sure how to play the game. Annual fee $7.00, entrance fee $3.00. Great morning tea Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8.30am-noon. Ample parking, Cnr Ferry St and Mylor St Nerang Ph Thelma 0405548252, Dennis 0410570689, Val 0418728820. THE GOLD COAST ANTIQUE & CLASSIC AUTO CLUB was formed over 50 years ago by a group of classic and historic car enthusiast. The aim of the club has not changed, only our club cars seem to be more modern. We cater for all cars over 30 years old and have club registration for these vehicles (Strict conditions apply). General meeting on the second Monday of the month at our club house (238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba) starting at 7 30 pm. We also have two monthly club runs one on the second Sunday of the month, the other on the last Wednesday. Details https://gcaac. com.au NERANG SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB INC. 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 Join Our Ashmore Volunteer Team There’s something for everyone Ashmore City Shopping Centre • Sorting donations • Pricing and hanging • Customer service, meet and greet • Merchandising and displaying the shop • An interest in art, books, and jewellery • Register and counter work • Change room attendants • Shop assistance • Cleaners and admin support Call 0408 887 532 for more information

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12 Mike & Nate Cornish will be travelling to the Gold Coast for 6 days only from Monday, 11th March, to Saturday, 16th March. We want to buy your unwanted items listed below. Please visit us at one of the venues shown below for an on the spot appraisal. If you live outside the area, have too many items to bring in or would like a home visit, phone Nate on 0426 820 646 NOW to arrange a time. These events are often compared to the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ on TV, but without the long queues. Don’t miss this opportunity! Fully Licensed Antique, Numismatic and Precious Metal Buyers with over 45 years Industry Experience. Security Supplied by Security International Limited. Mike Nate Buying Now Bank Notes (Aust. & World) • Decimal World Notes • Predecimal World Notes • Error and Misprint • Private & Trading Bank Notes • Specimen & Cancelled Notes • Star Notes • All World Notes Military Medals • Australian Military Medals • All Other Military Medals • Orders & Decorations • Bravery & Long Service Medals • Stars & Crosses • Groups & Accumulations • Collections Gold & Silver Jewellery All Modern, Vintage & Antique Jewellery, Rings, Chains, Bracelets, Earrings, Brooches, & Pendants, All Worn or Broken Jewellery Gold Coins Full and Half Sovereigns, $200 Aust., Bullion, Nuggets, Commemorative Coins, World Gold Coins, Holed or Worn, Gold Medals & Fobs Silver Coins Aust. – Crowns, Half Crowns, Florins, Shillings, Sixpences, Threepences, all coins from NZ, Great Britain, Fiji, South Africa, USA, Canada, Misc Silver Coins & Tokens, and all Other World Silver Coins Silver Sterling Silver: Tea Sets, Cutlery, Trophy Cups, Trays, Baskets, Vases, Jugs, Cigarette & Card Cases. Silver Bars of any size Australian Proof & Uncirc. Gold, Silver, Proof, Uncirculated, C-Mint, Old or Modern Coins and Sets, Collections & Accumulations. All RAM and Perth Mint. Any tins, bags, folders of old coins. Silver & Gold Bars, Pendants • Any size or weight, even unspecified • All brands including ABC, Perth Mint, Harrington, Engelhard, Geomin, and all other brands • Any condition • Also Platinum & Palladium coins/ bars Jewellery Watches (Modern & Vintage) Any Condition – working or not, Omega, Rolex, Tudor, Seiko, Longines, Tissot, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Cartier, Gold, Silver, and Other Watches, and all Pocket Watches. Watchmakers parts and tools. No Appointment necessary. No need to sort or clean coins. We’ll buy 1-10,000 items. All Jewellery, Rings, Diamond and other stones, Brooches, Pendants, Lockets, Bracelets & Bangles, Gold Cuff Links, Necklaces, All Broken or Worn Jewellery Are you moving or downsizing? Are you worried about security? Unwanted coins? Damaged jewellery? Are you no longer collecting? Do they sit in a drawer or cupboard? Are the family not interested? Would the money be more of use to you? 11TH MAR MONDAY SOPO (Star Lounge) 12:30pm – 2:30pm 36 Scarborough St Nerang RSL (Kapyong Room) 9:00am – 11:30am 69 Nerang St Home Visits 2:30pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 12TH MAR TUESDAY Mermaid Beach Bowls Club (Function Room) 12:30pm – 2:30pm 2418 Gold Coast Broadbeach Bowls Club (Main Club Area) 8:00am – 12:00pm 169 Surf Parade Home Visits 2:30pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 13TH MAR WEDNESDAY Tugun Bowls Club (Main Club Area) 9:00am – 1:00pm Kaleena St, Tugun Home Visits 1:00pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit Home Visits 3:00pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 14TH MAR THURSDAY Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre (Room 6) 9:00am – 1:00pm 2 Gerrard Street Home Visits 1:00pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 15TH MAR FRIDAY Heritage International - www.heritageint.nz Missed us? Call Nate to oragnise a visit on 0426 820 646 Runaway Bay Tavern (Boardroom) 1:00pm – 3:30pm 10-12 Lae Dr Club Helensvale (Bowlers Room) 8:30am – 12:00pm 20-28 Discovery Dr Home Visits 3:30pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 16TH MAR SATURDAY Pimpama Tavern (Function Room) 9:00am – 12:30pm 102 Pimpama Jacobs Well Rd The Well (Function Centre) 1:00pm – 3:00pm 58 Highland Way, Upper Commera