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Gold Coast Model Railway Club Open Day
Gold Coast Model Railway Club Inc.
FAMILY OPEN DAY
18 KENDOR STREET, ARUNDEL
SUNDAY 5th October 2014

10AM to 4.00pm
For all the family.  Four different Model Railway Scales. Historic Trian model layout.
Many trains running. Test your skill on the Shunting Layout.
Run a train! Buy & Sell.Have your questions answered.Walk around in amazement.
Get started in the hobby. Refreshments. Easy Parking Available.
Raffle Prize.
$2 per person $5 per family
Contact , 0755006557, jjsawyer@tpg.com.au
M1 Update From Ros Bates Mp

Local MP for
Mudgeeraba Ros Bates recently announced that construction on the Pacific
Motorway (M1) has reached a major project milestone with the completion of
the northbound lanes between Mudgeeraba (Exit 79) and Worongary (Exit 77).
The speed limit on
the newly upgraded northbound carriageway between Exit 79 and Exit 77 has
reverted to 100km/h. Works are also progressing well on the southbound
carriageway, with works expected to wrap up in the near future. While
construction on the southbound carriageway is continuing, speed restrictions
will apply as signed. For more information, locals can contact Ms Bates on (07)
5569 0482 or at
mudgeeraba@parliament.qld.gov.au.



Contact , 0755690482, mudgeeraba@parliament.qld.gov.au
Rhapsody Music Club Concerts
Rhapsody Muscic Club Inc has a monthly concert on the fourth Sunday of the month (except December), starting at 1.30 p.m. at the Lady Haven Village Community Centre, Allchurch Street Benowa, the cost is $8, afternoon tea is provided, there is free off street parking within the Village grounds .

We have 3 feature artists at each concert, come and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment hearing the music we all have grown up with
Contact , 0755742757, tony.lawr27@gmail.com
Southport Senior Citizens

Our club offers a variety of activities including Line; New Vogue/Social; Square; Scottish and Tap dancing; Tai Chi/light exercise; and an occasional bus trip.   Our motto is FINDING FRIENDS, FUN AND FITNESS and we welcome all seniors to come and join us at 2 Whitby Street, Southport.  Parking available in Owen Park.  Please visit our web site www.southportseniorcitizens.com


Contact , 0755371377, annette.wyman@optusnet.com.au
Gold Coast Lapidary Club's Annual Open Day



Gold Coast Lapidary Club are holding their annual Open Day on Saturday 18th of
October 2014, at the clubrooms, for anyone who may be interested in lapidary ,  come and view show cases, see demonstrations of the clubs activities,
such as Cabochon, Faceting, Silversmithing, Bone Carving, Scrimshawing etc.
There will also be club member stalls selling their completed work, rough
stones and cut stones.
The open day will be from 10am to 3pm.
The club is located
at 80 Pacific Avenue, Miami. Just at the end of Pizzy Park Swimming Pool.
Contact: secretary@goldcoastlapidaryclub.com




Contact , 0755292884, seiira@bigpond.net.au
Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Inc
Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads SLSC, from 10-30am until 12-30.  Many of us then stay for lunch. We  welcome you to join us. We also have great trips on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Please call Julia on 55764202 for more information.
Contact , 0755764202, therobbins@bigpond.com
Put Your Dancing Shoes On And Join Us For Club Latitudes Disco And Launch Party!
Club Latitude is a Disability Learning and Development hub with an innovative membership program.
 
Our state of the art activity centre is conveniently located next to Tweed City Shopping Centre. Members have the opportunity to get together, have fun, be creative, learn new skills, train for work, plan holidays and engage in an healthy and active lifestyle.
Please come along to our disco and official launch to find out more about some of the great activities on offer.
 
The free event will be held at Club Latitude on Saturday 11th October 2014, commencing at 5.30 pm. Food and Soft drinks will be provided. BYO alcohol. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
To register for the Disco and Launch Party, please contact Tayla Smith on 07 5523 9122

Contact , , christina@fridayflyer.com.au
Carer Support Services Information
Are you caring for someone with a disability, and older person, someone living with a mental or chronic illness fulltime? This can be physically and emotionally demanding, at times you need to take a break from your caring role. For Information about respite call 1800 052 222 or Pauline attends the Upper Coomera Community Centre every 2nd Wednesday from 9.00am until 12.00 noon.
Contact , 0755255425, p.marshall@bluecare.org.au
Cocktails & Couture
Paradise Kids 5th annual Cocktail & Couture event is being held at the Gold Coast Art Centre on the 17th of October from 6.00pm. For only $ 49.00 p.p. you get an amazing evening. All profits from
the evening will go directly back to Paradise Kids and help us to continue the
work we do with children in the community. As a charity organisation we rely on
events like this and donations from the community in order to keep
running.  
To show your
support, and to reserve your place for a night to remember, phone Paradise Kids
to book your tickets on (07) 5574 6853.
Contact , 0755746853, mallan@paradisekids.org.au
Community Garden

Nerang Community Garden, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Rd, Nerang, welcomes new members. Grow your own healthy, organic vegetables and fruit. Make new friends and socialize. If you are interested in finding out more about community gardening, join us for morning tea any Saturday 10.30am.
For membership information ph: 0468932033 Email: nerangcommunitygarden@gmail.com

Contact , 0755781020, nerangcommunitygarden@gmail.com
Dragon Boating


ENJOY AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST GROWING WATER SPORT FOR FITNESS, FUN & FRIENDSHIP


ALL AGES, ALL FITNESS LEVELS, MALE AND FEMALE WELCOME.


JOIN A COMPETITIVE CREW, OR PADDLE JUST FOR FUN, ON THE BEAUTIFUL TWEED RIVER


Tuesday: arrive & warm up 4.00pm on water 4.30pm to 5.30pm


Thursday: arrive & warm up 6.00pm on water 6.30pm to 7.30pm


Saturday: arrive & warm up 7.30am on water 8.00am to 9.00am


It is a water sport and you may get wet, it would be good idea to bring:


TOWEL, WATER BOTTLE, CAP, SUN BLOCK, SUNGLASSES, DRY CLOTHES (to change after training)


All times listed are NSW daylight saving times – We only train on Thursday during Daylight Saving.


Contact us at info@tweeddragons.com.au

OR phone:

COACH: Norm  0407162619  PRESIDENT: Trevor 0417714455


Birds Bay, car park at rear of Seagulls Club, Gollan Drive, Tweed Heads West



Contact , 0417714455, INFO@TWEEDDRAGONS.COM.AU
All Pink Day
On Wednesday 15 October from 10 AM in celebration of UN International Day of Rural Women, the ladies of QCWA Mermaid Beach will be hosting an All Pink High Tea at their Hall at 43 Ventura Rd Mermaid Beach. Members of the public are welcome. Aside from raffles and sharing our beautiful and delicious homemade cakes, we will be handing over to Breast Cancer Network of Australia the cushions and tote bags which our ladies have made over the year. They will then distribute these to breast cancer patients. Please help us celebrate this occasion by wearing pink. RSVP 0448 838 147. Entry $5
Contact , 0400141943, enggol1001@yahoo.com.au
Rspca Trivia Night - The Animal Kingdom

Trivia Night - The Animal Kingdom



Thursday 2nd
October



7.30pm – 9.30pm



Lonestar Tavern, Mermaid Waters



$20 per person



Bookings Essential



Ph: 5586 2503 Email: srobson@rspcaqld.org.au



 



PRIZES TO BE WON!!!!



 



Contact , 0755862500, srobson@rspcaqld.org.au
Art & Craft Group Labrador - New Members Wanted
Community Arts For Everyone Inc meets weekly at Labrador Community Hub, Tuesdays 10am till 4pm. Basic art materials supplied plus tea/coffee for just $5 per week.
Come along and try art or craft and make new friends. www.cafeiq.org.au Ph 0466671167

Contact , 0755308806, info@cafeiq.org.au
Volunteers Application Open
Due to our increasing demand and restructure we are seeking applications for 2 volunteer positions at the Veterans Support Group.
Our group offers free advice and assistance on all compensation matters
for serving and former ADF Personnel.  These positions are for a
minimum of 1day per week all training is provided following a probation
period. In the first instance email contact details and resume to 
president@vvfqld.com . Our location is 18 Leagues Club Dr Nerang, Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Contact , 0755782233, president@vvfqld.com
Get Playing Plus Update From Ros Bates Mp

Get Playing Plus has been launched as the newest stream of the popular Get in the Game program and assists with the development of
regionally significant community sport and recreation facilities. Local MP for
Mudgeeraba Ros Bates is encouraging all local sporting groups in Mudgeeraba to
apply.

Ms Bates said that assessments will be based on need with funding to assist in
the provision of such things as community spaces, service population growth,
and address outdated infrastructure. Applications close on 20 October at
5.00pm, and more information is available at
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/get-playing-plus.html.



Contact , 0755690482, mudgeeraba@parliament.qld.gov.au
Broadbeach Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels Broadbeach is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1984 and is staffed by volunteers.  Because of this our meals are available to you at cost price.  We provide a valuable community service to the aged, sick, disabled and carers.  Living alone or caring for others, it makes good sense to utilise our service BUT ..... in fact most people are eligible to receive our service.  The meals are delivered by our volunteers in a chilled state to your door.  Our menu varies daily over a five week menu cycle.  A nutritionally balanced three course meal consisting of soup, main course, dessert and juice is available at a set price.  Frozen meals are also available.  Special dietary needs are available upon request.
Contact , 0755262300, brbmow@bigpond.net.au
Meye World Photographic Competition 2014
Macular Disease Foundation Australia invites you to enter the fourth annual mEYE World Photographic Competition and in doing so, help raise awareness of macular disease - the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia.

Simply submit your photograph with a written description explaining how your entry captures the competition theme 'a sight worth saving'. 

Your unique interpretation is what this competition is all about - celebrating the world through your eyes. There are fantastic prizes to be won!

There are four categories for entry including: 
Open (General Public)
Macular Disease Community 
Healthcare Professionals 
Junior (Under 18)

For more information and to enter visit www.meyephotocomp.com.au

Contact , 1800111709, zoe@mdfoundation.com.au
Commonwealth Games Update From Ros Bates Mp

Businesses across the Mudgeeraba
State electorate are being encouraged by local MP for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates to
seize the opportunity to create goods and services for the Gold Coast 2018
Commonwealth Games. According to Ms Bates, Mudgeeraba businesses have a great
opportunity to secure work on this significant event and the Government wants
to open the way so that they can share in the benefits of the Games. For more
information, locals can contact Ms Bates on (07) 5569 0482, email her at mudgeeraba@parliament.qld.gov.au
or visit
www.business.qld.gov.au  



Contact , 0755690482, mudgeeraba@parliament.qld.gov.au
Qcwa Coomera Branch
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday each month in our historic hall 161 Maudsland Road, Oxenford. We work to help those in need, and are famous for our cooking, craft work  and good fellowship! Contact: President Michelle McAdam on 0438398771, or email: secretaryqcwacoomera@hotmail.com 
Contact , 0755946649, knrussell@bigpond.com
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