Community diary: what's on around the Tweed
- TWIN Town Evening View Club's next meeting is on Wednesday, August 10. Held in the Blue Room at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club 6.30pm for 7pm. Ladies from visiting clubs and new members are always welcome. This month's guest speaker is Karen Court, aromatherapist. For guest or apologies please contact Barbara on 5523 1057.
- END of life choices, voluntary euthanasia options are discussed at meetings of Exit International held quarterly on the Gold Coast. The next meeting will be August 11. Phone Elaine 5580 8215.
- A ladies' breakfast will be held at St Cuthbert's Anglican Church Hall on Saturday, August 13 from 8.30am. Cost $10. Guest speaker is Ellie Wilkie, an artist and author of four humorous poetry books. It will be great fun. Phone Desley on (07) 5513 1475 or the church office on (07) 5536 1060 to book your spot.
- CALDERA Country Music Club will hold another great afternoon of entertainment on Sunday, August 14, from noon at South Tweed Sports Club. So many great singers last month came along and a huge audience enjoyed the singers as well. Sandfire is the backing band and they did an amazing job. If you wish to have a sing, please bring along three chorded charts. Entry is free, for more information please call Gail on 0419 282 471.
- PROBUS Club of Hastings Point Tweed Coast meets Tuesday, August 16, 10am at the Tri Care Retirement Community 87/89 Tweed Coast Rd, Hastings Point. New members welcome, inquires Julie 0418 966 256 or www.hastings- ptprobus.org. At this meeting Ellie Wilkie be returning to give us more of her unique brand of humour.Since she published her first random rant in rhyme "The myth of the vertical stripe poems for women of a certain age in 2006” , Ellie produced other rib tickling books, "There's only so much you can ask of Elastic” and "The chronicles of Clara the Cleaner” A fun morning guaranteed.
- TWEED Heads Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 16, in the Old Court House, Kennedy Dr, West Tweed Heads, from 10am. Guest speaker Ross Johnson will speak on Freemasonry on the Tweed. Visitors are welcome. Further enquiries Ph 5536 8625.
- KINGSCLIFF MIXED PROBUS Club holds its meetings at the Kingscliff Beach and Bowls club on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am with outings on the third Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will be held on August 17 and new members are welcome. Phone Norma on 02 6676 3360.
- THE Bobby Goldsmith Foundation is holding a weekly workshop for six weeks (2.5 hours a week) at Kirra Hill Community Centre starting on Thursday, August 25, for people living with HIV, their partners, family and friends. This course is designed to help you learn the essential information and skills to manage your condition on a daily basis. You will find tips, ideas and resources to become an HIV self-manager. For further information, contact 02 9287 1112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TWEED Valley Jazz club invites you to Condong Bowls Club on Saturday, August 27, 6-10pm for a night of fabulous music from 6pm. Early band: The Early Birds is a group of talented local musicians who will get the night off to a good start. From 7.30pm the main band: George Washing- machine's - Feel The Manouche”. George Washingmachine is a multi-instrumentalist and one of Australia and the jazz world's most sought after entertainers. George features on violin, ukulele and vocals, supported by Arthur Washington and Nigel Date on guitars, Stan Valco on double bass and the sensational Kate Wadey on vocals. They play gypsy waltzes, swing jazz, choro and many other flavours of music. Book early 02 6672 2238 members $20 and visitors $25.
- LEARN how to live a fulfilling and joyous life with a free talk by Steven Nakao, August 28 at 11am at Casuarina. Live music by The Love Shakers, meditation and divine healing. Lunch provided. Contact Jackie on 0401 639 716.
- BABY show and fete on Saturday, September 3, 8.30am Murwillumbah Anglican Church, Byangum Rd. Baby show entries 9am, judging 10am, entry fee $5. Five age groups (up to four years). Fete stalls include, cakes, sweets, produce, plants, jams, pickles, books, and heaps more. Also available fresh hot pies, morning teas and barbecue. Beanie competition - most colourful, most unusual and oldest! Jumping castle, face painting and free biscuit decorating for the children. Enquiries to Merilyn Gilmore 02 6672 2103.
- BANORA Point Baptist Community Centre, South Tweed Heads, Just for you Morning Tea on Tuesday, September 6, 10-11pm. $6/head. Entertainment with singer John Bennett and a special guest speaker from the Mercy Ships Australia which brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor. This is all given by wonderful volunteers.
- KINGSCLIFF High School's 30th birthday gathering, 1986 - 2016. Invite all staff, parents and friends particularly of those early years. Sunday, October 23 at Terrace St Park, Marine Pde, Kingscliff, 11am-5pm. BYO food, drinks, seats, memories and sense of humour. Limited barbecue facilities available but bring your own if you want to or just bring a picnic lunch. Wet weather alternative: Cudgen Leagues Club. Further information: Milton: mpsimmons@ cabacom.com 02 6674 2988, Robyn: email@example.com, 02 6674 1011 or Lynn: firstname.lastname@example.org, 5599 2175.
- PAINTING/ Art Group on Mondays at Banora Point. Gentlemen and ladies who are interested in joining our Monday Art group, a friendly group who meet each Monday and work on their own art creations amongst a group of like-minded people. Call in to visit any Monday from 9.30am to view our art space. Phone Shirley on 5524 6223 Mondays, see website. Tweed Unlimited Arts, Pioneer Pde, Banora Point.
- ENGLISH or German or Italian classes for free. Find your voice and learn to speak confidently in front of a crowd. What a difference a clear voice makes in your personal or professional life. When life gets hard or you feel lonely find a group that cares. For more details: 0400 374 666.
- TWEED area Computer Tuition hold computer courses Monday to Fridays at South Tweed Sports Club. Lessons for absolute beginners. Learn in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A wide range of classes to suit all needs from iPads and iPhone, photo management, printing & scanning, windows, email & power point. More information on 07 5524 9212 www.tact.org.au.
- AL-ANON Family Groups: Is your life affected by someone else's drinking? Al-Anon can help. Banora Point Group meets Monday nights at 7.30 pm, cnr Leisure and Woodlands Drives, Salvation Army Hall. (External right side door). Enquires and other meeting times 1300 252 666 www.al-anon.alateen.org/australia.
- U3A Twin Towns holds Tai Chi classes on Wednesday mornings at 9 am. Mahjong, card and boardgames are played on Fridays. Men and women over 55 are welcome to join U3A Twin Towns at 4 Boyd St, Tugun. Enquiries call (07) 5534 7333 before 12noon, Monday - Friday or email email@example.com
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