THE Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League Gladstone Branch will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 16, at Port Curtis Place, 83 Oaka Lane, at 10.30am. There will be a guest speaker. Please bring a plate for morning tea. All welcome. If you require the bus please phone 4972 4465. We will be Holden Hoy every Monday at 1pm.
Country music show
SINGER, songwriter and Country Music Hall of Fame member Buddy Weston will be performing at the Bororen Hall on July 22 at 1pm. He has toured with, or written songs for, Slim Dusty, Tex Morton, Chad Morgan, Buddy Williams and Lisa White. Tickets $15. For more information phone Sharon on 0427 185 568.
THE QCWA Tannum Branch will hold its annual general meeting on July 27 at 1.15pm, Steel St next to Tannum Police Station. Lunch at 12.15pm, finger food and drinks supplied. To RSVP phone Patricia on 0427 697 987 or email qcwa email@example.com.
Annual Red Cross Cent Sale
THE Gladstone Branch of Australian Red Cross will be holding their Annual Cent Sale on Saturday, August 5, at Gladstone Bowls Club. Doors will open at 11am, with the event starting at 1pm. There will be lots of prizes, raffles, afternoon tea and a cake walk. All proceeds will be used to continue Red Cross work worldwide. Phone Red Cross rooms Monday to Friday on 4972 9387.
GLADSTONE City Probus’s friendship, fellowship and fun in retirement meeting is at Rocky Glen Hotel, August 8, at 11am. RSVP to 1300 630 488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HHH Run On On On
COME along for good nosh, good runs and some laughs on Monday nights at 6pm. For more information and venue phone 0416 005 126.
WELCOMING Inter-cultural Neighbours and Playgroup Queensland invites all Gladstone regional families to Multicultural Playgroup on Friday from 9.30–11.30am at Gladstone Neighbourhood Centre, 105 Toolooa St. There’ll be puzzle games and an obstacle course. Everyone with children aged up to five is welcome.
First aid volunteers
THE Capricorn First Aid Providers are calling for volunteers to join their ranks with experienced members. CFAP holds training from 7–9pm every Monday at the Guides Hut, 29 Dawson Rd, opposite the state high school. Phone Brian Ellingsen on 0414 630 745.
Gladstone Area Writers
GROUP meets on the first Thursday of the month at Gladstone City Library meeting room at 6pm. Visitors are welcome to attend. Email email@example.com.
Cancer Council meetings
CANCER Council Queensland Gladstone branch holds its monthly meetings on the last Monday of each month at 5pm. The meetings are held in the meeting room at Gladstone City Library, 34 Goondoon St, Gladstone. For inquiries phone Ros on 4978 1256 or Pat on 4972 3086. New members very welcome.
Free playgroup at Goodstart
GOODSTART Early Learning Centre on Toolooa St is running a free playgroup on Thursdays from 9.30–11.30am. Phone 4972 8028.
MEET every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Shed 19, 19 Dalrymple Dr, 7.30–9pm and is open to anyone over the age of 18. For more information phone Janine Keating on 0417 648 125.
Al-Anon Family Groups
IF YOU have a friend or relative with a drinking problem, Al-Anon can help you. Learn how the whole family is affected and how you can help them. Anonymity is an important part of the program. Phone 1300 ALANON (1300 252 666) for the cost of a local call to find local meeting times and places.
Friends of Bindaree garage sale
FRIENDS of Bindaree will hold its weekly garage sale every Wednesday from 7.30– 11.30am. There’ll be clothes, CDs, DVDs, craft, manchester, toys, furniture and more. Go to Beacon Ave, Boyne Island. Phone Andrew or Betty on 4973 8156 for more information or find them on Facebook.
Gladstone Embroiderers’ Guild
THE Gladstone branch of the Queensland Embroiderers’ Guild meets at the Gladstone Showgrounds Hall every Wednesday 9am–noon and Saturday 1–4pm. New members very welcome. Inquiries to Pam Wood on 4979 2442.
Gladstone Baptist craft group
THE Gladstone Baptist Craft Group meets at the church, 4 Archer St, on Wednesday from 9.30–11.30am.
Gladstone Maritime Museum
GLADSTONE Maritime Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am. Arrive by 3pm to have time to enjoy the displays. Just follow the signs from the harbour end of the Port Access Rd.
Musical society women’s choir
THE Gladstone Musical Society Women’s Choir meets 9am every Tuesday at the hall, 88A Oaka Lane. Phone 4972 7072 or 4975 7687.
Trace your family tree
THE Genealogical Society Gladstone District is in the George Young Building, Francis Ward Dr, Gladstone. Resource centre is open Mondays 7–9pm, Wednesdays 9.30am– 3.30pm, Saturdays 12.30– 3.30pm. Inquiries to 0415 353 557.
Tai chi for health and relaxation
TAI chi for health and relaxation 2018 has restarted classes especially for beginners at the Uniting Church Hall, Dixon Dr, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.45am. A class is also held at the hall on Tuesdays at 6pm. Wednesday classes for over-55s are held at Settlers Village, 28 Marten St, South Gladstone, from 9.30am. Programs are supported by Arthritis Foundation and Diabetes Australia. For more info phone Barbara on 0400 093 050.
BITS Orchid and Foliage Society
THE Boyne Tannum Orchid and Foliage Society meets at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month at Mt Larcom Room, Boyne Tannum Community Centre, cnr Wyndham and Hayes Aves, Boyne Island. All visitors welcome.
Gladstone Cake Decorating Club
THE Gladstone Cake Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Hall, Oaka Lane, Gladstone, at 6.30pm. Phone 0438 183 037.
Parkinson’s support group
MEETINGS are held on the first Thursday of each month in the Gladstone Library meeting room and are open to people with Parkinson’s, their family, friends and carers. Come along and have a cuppa, enjoy the fellowship and learn a little more about the disease. Phone Norma 0409 781 976.
Old-time and new-vogue dance
EVERY Friday night at the Benaraby Hall, 8pm until late. Entry $5, supper included. Phone Maureen on 4975 0292.
Learn to dance old-time
BEGINNERS class and revision of old-time dances, Benaraby Hall, Bruce Highway. Saturday from 1pm. Singles welcome. For more information phone Maureen on 4975 0292.
Rock’n’roll dancing lessons
JUST Rock Gladstone beginners and revision rock’n’roll lessons will be held every Wednesday at the Gladstone Senior Citizens Hall on Oaka Lane, 7–9pm. For more information phone Bruce on 0427 737 464.
Kidney Support Network meetings
MEETINGS will be held the third Friday of every second month at the Gladstone Community Hub, 5 Buller St, South Gladstone. The dates are August 17 and October 19. Meetings run from noon–2pm. Bring a plate of food to share for lunch. Anyone with kidney-related problems is welcome. Phone Pat on 4979 1752 or Herb on 4972 2059.
Hospital auxiliary working bee/meet
GLADSTONE Hospital Auxiliary meets on the second Thursday of each month for a working bee and the fourth Thursday of the month, which involves a short meeting followed by morning tea and a working bee to help front-line hospital staff with small, timeconsuming jobs. For more information phone Jenny McLeod on 0437 725 292.
Red Cross hire service available
AUSTRALIAN Red Cross Gladstone Branch wishes to inform the public that it has a mobility equipment hire service available. For all inquiries phone 4972 9387.
Boyne Island Vision meeting
THE Boyne Island Low Vision Group meets on the fourth Tuesday each month at the Boyne Community Hall from 10am–noon for a free morning tea and social chat. Everyone is welcome. Transport to and from the hall can be organised by phoning Cecily on 4973 7445.
Stamp collectors’ group meeting
THE Gladstone and District Philatelic Society is a group for those interested in philately/ stamp collecting. It is a small, friendly group that meets once a month to pursue circuit books and swap information. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at the Neighbourhood Centre, 105 Toolooa St, Gladstone. New members welcome. Circuit books/sales sheets will be available on the night. Phone Ian on 4978 1155 or Royden on 4979 2442.
Acquired brain injury meeting
MEETING at the Gladstone Community Hub, 5 Buller St, South Gladstone, on the first Thursday of every month, from 10am–noon. Bring along a plate of food to share. For more information phone Joyce on 4975 6674.
Gladstone Orchid and Foliage Society
THE Gladstone Orchid and Foliage Society holds its meetings on the first Tuesday of the month (except November). Meetings start at 7.30pm and are held at the tea room at the Gladstone Showgrounds off Scenery St. Meetings enable members to enjoy presentations by noted growers. For info phone Len on 4978 0239.
Computer lessons for seniors
POSITIONS are available for computer and tablet lessons every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Port Curtis Place Seniors Citizens Centre. Phone 4972 4465.
CWA Gladstone friendship morning
CWA Gladstone Branch is holding a free friendship morning every Thursday from 10am. Everyone is invited to come along to the free activities. Phone Heather on 0407 755 501 for more info.
Relaxation sessions for women
CALLING all women. Feeling stressed? Then come along this Friday for a relaxation session with Savy. Holistic health sessions held every Friday noon–1pm at Gladstone Women’s Health Centre. Bring a mat/towel. Gold coin donation welcomed.
Over-50s aerobics classes
YOUNG at Heart Aerobics Over-50s. Join us at our lowimpact aerobics classes. Mondays and Thursdays, 9–10am, Senior Citizens Centre, Port Curtis Place Hall, Oaka Lane. For more information phone Shirley on 4972 2459 or Lynn on 4978 4552.
QCWA Calliope craft mornings
THE Calliope QCWA Branch invites women to come and join our members on Mondays from 9am–noon for coffee, chat and craft. Enjoy company and learn new skills or bring along your own projects. Each month we teach a craft. Gold coin, includes morning tea. Meet at the QCWA Hall, 2 Bloomfield St (next to the ambulance station), Calliope. For information phone Sue Daw on 4975 7046.
QCWA Tannum Sands
ALL welcome to monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month, 9am at QCWA Tannum Sands Branch, Steel St. Craft and chat every second Thursday. Enjoy a $2 morning tea. Phone Tricia 0427 697 987 or Maree 0417 009 083.