10 Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 06 February for next issue Congratulations November Winners! $50 GIFT CARD SUDOKU: V. Colwell, Nerang CROSSWORD: J. Ranatunga, Helensvale NEVER EVER FOREVER BOOK COMPETITION W. Adams, Jacobs Well | S. Elliott, Coomera K. McDonald, Ormeau | S. Mann, Pimpama J. Connor, Nerang HEALTHY DOG BOOK COMPETITION J. Pratt, Oxenford | C. Cooper, Tamborine D. Coomes, Labrador | H. Morrison, Hope Island P. Smith, Ormeau Congratulations to our winners! We receive hundreds of entries for our competitions each month so keep on entering, you might be the next lucky winner! TO ENTER write your name, address & phone on the back of an envelope and post to: 1: DARKNESS RUNS DEEP or 2: A LIFE OF HER OWN PO Box 3302, Burleigh Town 4220 • Entries close 10.02.2024. DARKNESS RUNS DEEP By Claire McNeel In the darkest hour, a blood-soaked teenager flees the rural Gerandaroo football oval. Eight months later, Bess, a young teacher, returns home to Gerandaroo. A childhood game of dare with her former best friend forces Bess to form a women’s footy team to play against Denby, a rival town. Bess reluctantly recruits players, but the team has to contend with hostile locals - including Bess’s own father. Will this help the small community to come back together - or will it be the final thing that blows everything apart? As tensions in the town boil over, so too do resentments and secrets and violence that have been previously held tight and close. Fiercely told and breathlessly compelling, Darkness Runs Deep is a striking new Australian crime novel about the best and worst of who we are. ISBN: 9781761268212 | Format: Trade Paperback | Pub Date: 30/01/2024 Imprint: Macmillan Australia | Pages: 350 | Price: $34.99 A LIFE OF HER OWN by Ellen Feldman When life doesn’t give you a happily ever after ... New York City, 1945. The war is over, the men are coming home and life can go back to normal for young Fanny Fabricant. But when she loses her rosy future in a single instant, she is forced to reinvent her life and raise her daughter alone by sheer will and courage. Brought up to be a ‘nice girl’, to never step out of bounds, and educated for a career as a wife and mother, Fanny quickly learns that the real world isn’t so straightforward. When Fanny gets a job working for the queen of radio dramas, she finally has a sense of control over her destiny - until two very different men enter her life, giving Fanny an impossible choice. Will she play it safe, or do what she knows is right? Ellen Feldman, the international bestselling author of Paris Never Leaves You, presents a gripping tale of ethics, love and self-determination in a vivid historical setting - a story of heart, history and impossible choices. ISBN: 9781761268571 | Format: Trade Paperback | Pub Date: 13/02/2024 Imprint: Macmillan Australia | Pages: 352 | Price: $34.99 Winners book prize will be couriered so please provide a phone number. You may put phone number inside envelope if you are worried about scams... thankyou! BOOK GIVEAWAY Enter To Win 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, email 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. VINNIES ASHMORE CITY ARE LOOKING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS to join our team in our retail store. If you have 4 hours spare a week and enjoy meeting people and helping give back to our community please call Lucresha on 0408 887 532 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. 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:nerangprobus594@ gmail.com 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. 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 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 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 email 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. 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