22 FREE for not-for-profit community & sporting groups •COMMUNITY NOTICES• If you would like to let readers know what is happening with your group/event, please email to info@localnewsletters.com for next issue by 15th January • NORTHERN • ACTIVE MINDS FOR OVER 50s - come and join our small group for laughter, fun and friendship and stimulate your mind. Thursdays 10am to 12 noon weekly (except school holidays). Gold Coast Game Fish Clubhouse, 2 Marina Cres, Hollywell. Contact Pam 0428 260 340, Marilyn 0481480 274, Yvonne 0408 771 201. SOUTH EAST WRITERS INC Labrador Community and Youth Centre, February 10th 2024 @10am. 57 Billington St- $10.00. RSVP Booking essential.University Students and Indigenous Writers welcome. An initiative to combine skills, experience, educate and raise standards within writing, printing, publishing and the associated arts. Printing plant tours, workshops and guest speakers will be offered to assist writers in achieving their optimal goal. Contact Mark Wren - ipcc@ozemail.com.au - 0416 365 859 (07) 5571 7488. www.southeastwriters.org www. facebook.com/southeastwriters (RSVP here) LABRADOR SENIORS TENNIS CLUB - Social Tennis on Thursday 8am for experienced Tennis Players! Also Saturday and Sunday 2pm! Come along and get fit and enjoy a good game of tennis! Good social club lot’s of fun! If you’ve played lots of tennis over the years and want to get back into it, come and say hi. Lionel Avenue, Chirn Park behind Southport State High School. Contact Robyn 0418191664 or Adrian 0431 033273 LABRADOR SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE offer a wide range of activities for the over 50’s community. Activities include an Art group, Canasta, 500 and Hand & Foot card games, Drawing, Knitting & Crochet, Yoga, Tai Chi, Indoor Bowls, Table Tennis, Ukulele and a weekly concert on Friday mornings. All enquiries please call 5537 1433. PARADISE POINT LADIES ASSOCIATION New Members and old members are welcome to come along and take part in the following activities. Cards/Bolivia/Hand/Foot/ Hand/Knee and Foot and Majong. Tuition available. Cost $5 Joining Fee and $5 weekly. Call Sue on 0434788142. SOUTH COAST RESTORATION SOCIETY OPEN DAY: Free Family Day Out. Our Vintage Display is open on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Come and step back in time and experience the technology of yesteryear on display at South Coast Restoration Society Living Museum. There are many sheds to explore with various collections of items from a bygone era. ie stationary engines, water pumps, antiques, old tractors and heritage vehicles, afully restored steam Roller and Heritage Print. Refreshments available. Take 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. We are also looking for new members to assist in restoring our collection of historic items, THE ELDERS GOLD COAST. Looking for friendship? Welcome all. The Elders meet for lunches on a Wednesday and 10am every Friday for morning tea at Runaway Bay Shopping Centre (long table in the food hall). Our age group covers from 50 plus. Theatre, arts & crafts. Email: theeldersgoldcoast@gmail.com or PH Bob 55633623, 0407 793 739. U3A NORTH GOLD COAST - The Labrador Community Hub at 57 Billington Street. Membership for 2024 is now open. Many new courses will be available as well as current favourites. Designed for the Over 50’s age group, classes include Languages, Tap Dancing, Arts and Crafts and a variety of social activities. Volunteer Tutors are always welcome to share their passion for a subject that would be of interest to U3A Members. Please remember, that formal qualifications are not necessary. For more information, please contact the Course Co-ordinator courses.u3anorthgc@gmail.com or visit the website www.u3anorthgoldcoast.com PIMPAMA MEN’S SHED - 15 Clark Way, Pimpama, behind the School of Arts opposite Pimpama State School open from 8.30am to 12.30pm 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. 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/ RUNAWAY BAY VIEW CLUB meets for lunch with guest speakers at the Parkwood Tavern, Cnr Olsen & Wintergreen Ave Parkwood, every second Tuesday of the month at 11.30am for 12.00 noon. We also hold regular social functions visiting different venues and events. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education for Women. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in meeting other women whilst helping to raise money for The Smith Family. Phone Lyn, President 0403486432. 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 information contact Jo on 0417 747935. RUNAWAY BAY 50 + SENIORS INDOOR BOWLS CLUB Tuesdays & Sundays, Community Hall Lae Dr, Runaway Bay. Doors open 12 noon games start 12.30, cost $3 incl. afternoon tea. New members welcome and tutoring provided if required. Also bus trips throughout the year. Come along and make new friends. PH: Ishan Uzel 0416450367 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 ATTENTION MEN! Guys need an outlet to get together ‘shoot the breeze’, talk a bit of BS, and make new mates? Whether you’re 40 or 80 this group is for you. It’s a small friendly informal group that catches up weekly to give men an opportunity to get out of the house. This is not a business networking group. There is no business or church behind it. It’s about social engagement. Wednesday catch up - Paradise Point Bowls club @ 9:30 am. Friday catch up - Boutique Cafe @ 9:30am. Salacia Waters cafe precinct Paradise Point. Anthony 0413 806 179. HELENSVALE PROBUS CLUB is a mixed club of friendly retirees. We meet at Helensvale Seniors Club, 37 Discovery Drive, Helensvale, at 10am on the second Friday of each month (except Dec and Jan).Visitors are welcome to join us at our meetings or on our outings and activities. Contact us by email at helensvaleprobusclub@ gmail.com or our Secretary Marion by phone on 0413 247 469. Check our website at www.probussouthpacific.org/ micrisites/helensvale BLUECARE VOLUNTEERS are needed urgently Monday to Friday at all BlueCare Residential Aged Care sites across the Gold Coast, from Kirra to Coomera. Volunteers assist the Diversional Therapy team to provide fun, social and recreational activities for residents 9-12noon Mon to Fri and/or a friendly visit and chat with residents who may be feeling isolated or lonely. No previous experience in aged care is needed, people from diverse backgrounds are welcome to apply. *Please note that BlueCare requires all volunteers to have a Covid Vacc., incl. a minimum of one booster. Screening checks also apply, these are free to volunteers and BlueCare will assist with the application. Contact BlueCare Gold Coast Volunteer Coordinator Team Lorraine (Nth GC) 0418 184 230, Kelly (Sth GC) 0448 670 928 PROBUS CLUB OF PIMPAMA, a mixed Club, meeting at 9.30 am for 10 am, 4th Thursday monthly, at Pimpama Tavern, 102 Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama. We have a guest speaker, trivis, morning tea, fun and friendship each month. Bus trips, tours, outings, coffee & chat, lunches, theatre events and cards are some of the experiences offered. Contact: Kaye 0493 412 374/Dawn 0411 404 311/E: pimpama.probus@gmail.com. PARADISE POINT & NORTHERN DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION is reaching out to residents of Division 4 to come along to our meetings. We discuss all local issues that you may have concerns about. If you have any issues please let us know so we can help. We meet at the small Community hall on Community Lane, Paradise Point on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. You can join our group with membership of $5 per year. Our local councillor Shelley Curtis will be attending each of meetings (time permitting). We also have the chance to win a lovely meat tray. President Diane Woods on 0418 654 388 or our Secretary Roger Gordon on 0450 403 807 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 SOUTHPORT SENIOR CITIZENS ASSN. INC. – come along & find Friends, Fun & Fitness. Activities – Line, New Vogue & Tap dancing. Air conditioned hall – 2 Whitby Street, Southport, parking Owen Park. Cost per activity $4 per member, membership fees $10per year. See www. southportseniorcitizens.com & Facebook page or PH Pamia Little 0439 718 674 for more info. NORTH GOLD COAST PROBUS CLUB is a friendly mixed club for retired and semi-retired men and women. We meet at 10am at the Seagulls Leagues Club Morala Ave Runaway Bay on the first Monday of each month. Members enjoy a variety of guest speakers, morning tea coffee, door prizes and many stay for at lunch at the club bistro following the meeting. Probus is all about FUN, FRIENDSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP for seniors. Club activities are arranged each month and may include: Outings, Bus trips, Walking Group, Book Club, Dining, Theatre and Movies, Picnics and BBQ. Contact Paul 0424 243005 or Wendy 55806224 for more info. SOUTHPORT UNITING CHURCH Monthly Cake stall and BBQ, last Wednesday of the month from 10am till 1pm or until sold out. Homemade cakes, biscuits, jams and preserves. We also hold a concert once a month on the first Sunday of the month, starting at 3pm, tickets are $20. Come along and enjoy a show, different musician every month. More details can be found on the church website www.southportunitingchurch.org. au or phone the office Ph. 5532 5915. ORMEAU-PIMPAMA U C ART GROUP Would like to welcome everyone of all skill levels, so whether you are just starting out, looking to brush up on existing skills, or just want to try something different. Pop in and see us 11am - 2pm Wednesdays 246 Creek St, Pimpama. ROTARY CLUB OF PARKWOOD is the perfect place for you to meet new people who enjoy a good laugh while contributing in the community. Our club has been supporting those in need both locally and internationally for 30 years and we look forward to continuing into the future and maybe you’d like to join us. We meet 6pm for 6:30pm most Tuesdays at the Parkwood Tavern for dinner, drinks, great guest speakers, fun and friendship. New members are always welcome. Call Deb 0433414416 or email presidentparkwoodrotary@gmail.com COASTAL CHARISMA A CAPPELLA CHORUS is looking for ladies who love to sing to join our four part barbershop style a capella choir. Rehearsals are every Tuesday night 7pm at Griffith University. G40 building, 5th floor, Health Dr, Southport. Come along and try it out, lots of laughs, friendship, fun and occasional community performances. Email membership@coastalcharisma.com for info.