QUOTA will hold a fashion parade at Yaralla, today 2-5pm. Lots of raffles, fashion and music. Tickets $30. Call 0419 672 697.
SING along and dance the night away with rock, country and country rock at the QRI Hall, today 7.30pm. Tickets $10. Book early. Call Jan Koivunen: 0417 216 062 or Dave Murray: 0488 537 065.
Bororen music show
CATHY Brown, Eric Saffy and Athol Gilson will play a mix of music from country to rock at the Bororen Community Hall tomorrow, 1pm-4.30pm. Tickets $10. Afternoon tea $5. Contact Sharon 0427 185 568.
Pink Ribbon breakfast
THE Cancer Council Qld Branch will hold a Pink Ribbon Breakfast at Gladstone Event Centre, Yaralla Sports Club, Bell St, on October 19, 7-9am. Compere is Liz Cunningham and guest speaker is Deb- bie Williams on Walking the Ca- mino. Tickets $40 from The Rock, Stocklands Shopping Centre; T-Leaf Clothing, Goondoon St and Coastline Fashion, Tannum Sands.
Clinton tuckshop retirement lunch
PAST and present volunteers of the Clinton State School tuckshop are being sought to celebrate Gail Molloy’s retirement after 27 years. Lunch will be held on October 20 at Gladstone Yacht Club at noon. To RSVP contact Gail on 0411 544 710.
GLADSTONE Bowls Club is holding a cent sale at its clubhouse on Ferris St on October 20. Adults $1, children 50c. Doors open at 11am for 1pm start. Plenty of prizes, cake walk, raffles, multi-draw, children’s prizes. Bookings 4972 1191.
Melbourne Cup Calcutta
GLADSTONE-Port Curtis, Calliope and South Gladstone Rotary Clubs are holding a Melbourne Cup Calcutta at the Grand Hotel on November 5. Registration from 6pm, Happy Hour and finger food. Entry $40. Calcutta tickets $2 each. Free entry with $100 Calcutta tickets. Tickets from the Grand Hotel and Rayment Excavations. Call Roy Johnson 0414 913 646.
Railway Runningmen’s Retirees
THE Annual Retirees send-off is on November 11 at the QRI Hall Off Street at 2pm. For more info phone Dave 0418 780 939 or John 0409 878 322.
Animal Rescue Xmas Cent Sale
OVER 500 prizes will be up for grabs at the Gladstone Animal Rescue Group’s final fund-raiser for the year, their Monster Xmas Cent Sale at Gladstone Bowls Club on November 24. Doors open at 11am for a 1pm start. There will be cake walks, raffles including Christmas puddings and cakes and kids’ draws as well as Xmas afternoon tea provided. Tickets are $1 and will be available on the day. All proceeds go towards food and vet treatments for the animals. For table bookings or further details contact Cheryl Lattimer 0418 792 244.
COME along for good nosh, a good run and some laughs on Mondays at 6pm. For more information and venue, phone 0416 005 126.
THE Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League Gladstone Branch meet on the third Monday of every month at Port Curtis Place, 83 Oaka Lane at 10.30am. We hold a hoy every Monday at 1pm (except public holidays). All welcome. If you require the bus please phone 4972 4465.
WELCOMING Intercultural Neighbours and Playgroup Queensland invites all Gladstone region families to Multicultural Playgroup on Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am at Gladstone Neighbourhood Centre, 105 Toolooa St. There will be puzzle games and an obstacle course. Everyone with children aged up to five is welcome.
First-aid volunteers needed
CAPRICORN First Aid Providers is calling for volunteers to join its ranks with experienced members. CFAP holds training, 7pm-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. Email gladstone 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. For inquiries phone Ros on 4978 1256 or Pat on 4972 3086. New members welcome.
Free playgroup at Goodstart
GOODSTART Early Learning Centre on Toolooa St is running a free playgroup on Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am. Phone 4972 8028.
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 local meeting details.
Friends of Bindaree garage sale
FRIENDS of Bindaree holds its weekly garage sale every Wednesday from 7.30am to 11.30am. There will 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.
MEETINGS held every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Shed 19, 19 Dalrymple Dr, 7.30-9pm, open to anyone over the age of 18. Phone Janine Keating on 0417 648 125.
THE Gladstone Branch of National Seniors Australia meets at Yaralla Sports Club on the third Tuesday of the month at 9.45am. Come for coffee and a chat from 8.30am. The monthly meetings discuss things of interest for people over 50. Phone Terry on 0418 185 380
Gladstone Embroiderers’ Guild
THE Gladstone branch of the Queensland Embroiderers’ Guild meets at the Gladstone Showgrounds Hall every Wednesday, 9am-noon, and Saturday, 1pm-4pm. New members welcome. Inquiries Pam Wood 4979 2442.
Gladstone Baptist Craft Group
THE Gladstone Baptist Craft Group meets at the church, 4 Archer St, on Wednesday 9.30am-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. Follow the signs from the harbour end of Port Access Rd.
Musical Society Women’s Choir
GLADSTONE Musical Society Women’s Choir meets 9am every Tuesday at the hall, 88a Oaka Lane. Phone 4972 7072 or 4975 7687.
Tai chi for health
TAI chi for health and relaxation has classes especially for beginners at the Uniting Church Hall, Dixon Dr, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.45am. A class is also held on Tuesdays at 6pm. Wednesday classes for over-55s are held at Settlers Village, 28 Marten St, South Gladstone, 9.30am. Tai chi is suitable for almost everybody. Programs are supported by Arthritis Foundation and Diabetes Australia. 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 avenuess. Visitors welcome.
Gladstone Cake Decorating Club
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 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. Phone Maureen on 4975 0292.
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 1.30-3.30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 0419 757 641.
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 next date is October 19. Meetings run from noon to 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 frontline hospital staff. Phone Jenny McLeod on 0437 725 292.
Red Cross hire service available
AUSTRALIAN Red Cross Gladstone Branch has a mobility equipment hire service available. For all inquiries phone 4972 9387.
QCWA Calliope craft mornings
THE Calliope QCWA Branch invites women to come on Mondays from 9am to noon for coffee, chat and craft. Each month we teach a craft. Gold coin, includes morning tea. Meet at the QCWA Hall, 2 Bloomfield St. 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.$2 morning tea. All ages welcome. Phone Tricia 0427 697 987 or Maree 0417 009 083.
CWA Gladstone friendship morning
CWA Gladstone Branch is holding a free friendship morning every Thursday,10am. Everyone is invited. Phone Heather 0407 755 501.
Boyne Island vision meeting
THE Boyne Island Low Vision Group meets on the fourth Tuesday each month at the Boyne Community Hall from 10am for a free morning tea and chat. Everyone welcome. For transport to and from the hall, call Cecily on 4973 7445.
Seniors computer lessons
COMPUTER and tablet lessons every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Port Curtis Place Seniors Citizens Centre. Phone 4972 4465.
Stamp collectors’ group meeting
GLADSTONE and District Philatelic Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at the Neighbourhood Centre, 105 Toolooa St, Gladstone. Phone Ian on 4978 1155 or Royden on 4979 2442.