Blue Care Auxiliary Garage sale
BLUE Care Auxiliary will hold its next garage sale at its centre at 2 Margaret St today at 7am. Closing time isnoon. For safety reasons no dogs are allowed. Donations of good, saleable items may be left at the centre at any time, while arrangements can be made for the pick-up of larger items by phoning the centre on 4979 4499 and leaving a message.
AT GLADSTONE Bowls Club November 10. Proceeds go towards rescuing Moon Bears. Great prizes, specialsraffles, lucky door, kids prizes and cakes. Doors open at 11am for start at 1pm. Entry: Adults $1, Kids 50c. For table bookings please phone: Steph 0431 020 741 or Cheryl 0418 792 244.
Galaxy of Stars
LINDSAY Butler, Shazza Leigh, Peggy Gilchrist and Ashley Cook will be appearing at the Bororen Hall on November
11 at 2pm. $25 adults, children
$5, under 10s free. Afternoon tea available for $5.
Railway Runningmen’s Retirees
THE Annual Retirees sendoff is on November 11 at the QRI Hall, Off St, at 2pm. For more information phone Dave 0418 780 939 or John 0409 878 322.
Gladstone Orchid and Foliage Society
THE Gladstone Orchid and Foliage Society’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 16. Meetings start at 7.30pm and are held at the tearoom at Gladstone Showgrounds, off Scenery St. Phone Len 4978 0239.
Animal Rescue Christmas Cent Sale
MORE than 500 prizes will be up for grabs at Gladstone Animal Rescue Group’s final fundraiser for the year, its Monster Christmas 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 children’s draws as well as Christmas 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 phone Cheryl Lattimer 0418 792 244.
Quota Christmas Cent Sale
QUOTA Club of Gladstone is holding a Christmas Cent Sale at Gladstone Bowls Club on Saturday, December 15. Doors open noon for a 1pm start.
Adults $1, children 50 cents. Lots of raffles and prizes, lucky door prizes for adults and children, cake walk, afternoon tea and much more.
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 meets 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.
Dementia Support Group
MEET every fourth Tuesday at 10am at Yaralla Sports Club. Free entry, guest speakers and resources available along with tea, coffee and light refreshments. Phone Nicole on 4994 1644.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Free playgroup at Goodstart
GOODSTART Early Learning Centre on Toolooa St is running a free playgroup on Thursdays, 9.30am to 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 at Beacon Ave, Boyne Island. Clothes, CDs, DVDs, craft, manchester, toys, furniture and more. Phone Andrew or Betty on 4973 8156 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 to 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 on Wednesdays, 9am-noon, and Saturdays, 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.
First-aid volunteers needed
CAPRICORN First Aid Providers is calling for volunteers to join its ranks with experienced members. CFAP holds training from 7pm to 9pm every Monday at the Guides Hut, 29 Dawson Rd, opposite the state high school. Phone Brian Ellingsen on 0414 630 745.
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 and relaxation
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
BOYNE Tannum Orchid and Foliage Society meets at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month at Mount Larcom Room, Boyne Tannum Community Centre, cnr Wyndham and Hayes aves. 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 7pm-9pm, Wednesdays 9.30am-3.30pm, Saturdays 1.30pm-3.30pm. Email email@example.com or 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. Meetings run from noon to 2pm. Bring a plate of food to share for lunch. 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–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 to noon for a free morning tea and social chat. Everyone is welcome. For transport to and from the hall, call Cecily on 4973 7445.
Acquired brain injury meeting
MEETING at the Gladstone Community Hub, 5 Buller St, South Gladstone, on the first Thursday of every month, from 10am to noon. Phone Joyce 4975 6674.
Stamp collectors’ group meeting
THE GLADSTONE and District Philatelic Society 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. Phone Ian on 4978 1155 or Royden on 4979 2442.
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.