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The Friday Flyer provides free promotion and local awareness to residents of the news and happenings in the local area and surrounds. This service is completely free of charge and provided completely out of community spirit.


Springbrook M-fest
The Spring brook Mountain Community Association is again supporting the Annual M-FEST Event which will be held at the Springbrook State School Springbrook on Saturday 9th May 2015.
All welcome
Contact , 0755335588, j.darke@smca.org.au
Qcwa Coomera Branch

Come to our  Cookery Contest on
April 29th. $8.00 for morning tea plus lunch – enjoy a cent
auction, raffle and buy luscious cakes. Details on our Facebook Page: QCWA
Coomera. Hall is available for hire: 0456625776. See you soon!



 



Contact , 0755946649, knrussell@bigpond.com
Upper Coomera Neighbourhood Watch Agm
Upper Coomera Neighbourhood Watch Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on 13th May, Wednesday at
5.15pm at Upper Coomera Centre. If you have any local concerns regarding matters of crime and suspicious activities, please feel free to come along.


Contact , 0000000000, uppercoomeraNHW@gmail.com
Foodbarn - New Life Community Care
Feed a family of 4 up to a week for $45.00!
We can deliver from Palm Beach to Pimpama.
Family Parcels and discounted food on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am till noon.
Family parcel pickups on Fridays from 8.30-11.30am.
Place your order the day before to place your order,
Come along and see us or call Ps. Phil on 0411 708 867.
Contact , 0411708867, admin@newlife.org.au
Sailing And Kayaking
SAILS a not for profit organisation is having a sailing and kayaking day at Paradise Point on Saturday 2 nd  May from 10 am to 1 pm .Bring personal items like bathers .hat,sunscreen ,water and food.Donation $10.00 per child carers no cost  .Meet between jetty and swimming enclosure,opposite shops Reservations 0405468344 or 0420811080 
Contact , 0755772349, barry.cathcart@bigpond.com
Unitingcare Community`s Counselling Service

We provide confidential face-to-face counselling to people experiencing a range of pyschological and emotional issues.Our professional counsellors assist people to build strategies for coping and help them find new ways of approaching issues. Some of the difficulties you can talk about include: grief & loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem & assertiveness, suicide berevement, financial difficulties, anger management, life direction, relationship issues, stress & trauma management,workplace issues, parenting issues, domestic & family abuse, family breakdown & other personal crises.To make an appointment or for further information about the service and programs offered, please contact reception Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. Fees are $20 conc/$40 per hour.

Our values are Compassion, Respect, Justice, Working Together & Leading through Learning.

Contact , 0755796000, suzanne.favaloro@uccommunity.org.au
Art Workshops In The Botanic Gardens

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are
organising Art Workshops for Adults and Children at the Friends Centre
beginning in May.



Megan Skehan will use the wonderful world of plants at
the Botanic Gardens to teach water colour techniques and inspire artistic
creations.



Children's workshops will be held on the first Saturday
of the month from 1:00-3:00pm beginning May 2. Cost: $20.00 includes
materials.



Adults' workshops will be held in 3 week blocks on
Mondays from  10:00am-1:00pm First
block beginning  May 11. Cost: $90.00 includes materials.
Call 0449561
674 to book your place. Max 10 per class.

 



Have a Free Guided Walk on the First Sunday or
Third Wednesday of the month at 10:00am.
Meet your guide at the Sensory Garden Shelter.



Contact , 0449561674, secretary@friendsgcrbg.org.au
Trivia Night- Nerang High P&c

Calling all Trivia Buffs! Nerang State High School P&C is holding our annual Trivia night on Friday 29th May in the school hall at 6.30pm.There are lots of prizes, games, raffles and auctions to raise money to help improve facilities for our children and community. There is alcohol for sale so no BYO. Get a table of friends together, some nibbles and have fun! Hot and cold nibble  platters are available for pre-order. Tickets are $10 pre booked or $12 at the door. Please contact Tracey on 0412267263 or the canteen on 55037857 for more information or to book. Please help us help the school!All welcome. Weedons Road Nerang, enter via bus bay.

Contact , 0755037888, tspie16@eq.edu.au
International Nurses & Midwives Day

Saturday May 9 @ 10am and Undercroft, St Peters Anglican Church Cnr High & Nerang Sts, Southport.

Closing the Gap! Keynote speaker Professor Andrea Marshall. Professor of Nursing and Midwivery at GC University Hospital and Griffith University

Representatives from all sectors and faiths of Gold Coast Nursing will be represented.

Contact Erminia Pizzol, 0414444633, erminia@fridayflyer.com.au
Carrara Lions Club Dinner Meeting
CARRARA Lion's Club holds a dinner meeting on the 1st and 3rd
Wed of each month at 6.30 pm. Come and join a really fantastic community group. Contact Kathy Wilman at  carraralionsclub@gmail.com or via  0458 481 486.
Contact , 0439226018, RAScott@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Robina Community Legal Centre
RCLC
provides free face-to-face legal advice to Gold Coasters in need.  Legal
advice can be given for Family & Domestic Violence, Consumer & Debt,
Employment, Tenancy Disputes, Neighbourhood Disputes, Estate Disputes, Minor
Crime and Traffic Offences, as well as Micro Business matters.  Advice is
provided by RCLC’s volunteer lawyers, who are supported by law students, on a
first come first served basis.  Free legal advice sessions are held at
GCCC Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive (Opposite the Library),
ROBINA from 6.30pm - 9pm every Thursday evening.  The last client
intake is at 8pm or earlier depending on our capacity.  While we do not
take appointments, please call (at least 1 day in advance) to secure a
place.  For more information visit www.rclc.net.au
or call 0423 466 286.
Contact , 0423466286, commlegalgc@gmail.com
Resume & Cover Letter Writing Info Session
Resume & cover letter writing Free information Session - Monday 4
May,10.30am - 12.30pm (incl. morning tea).  Gain some tips on how to
write a successful job application.  Everyone is welcome.  Booking
essential! Ph: 55937006. Where: Varsity Lakes Community Resource Ctr,
Jim Harris Park, Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes.
Contact , 0755937006, bdm@varsitylakes.org.au
Broadwater Bridge Club

Broadwater Bridge Club play at Coomera Community Centre Reserve Road/Abraham Road, Coomera  Mondays 10.30 am for 10.45 am and
Tuesdays 11.45 am for 12 noon. Phone: Vincent Vine on 07 5530 8577 for further information; email: broadwaterbc@gmail.com or view web
site at www.broadwater.bridgeaustralia.org



Contact , 0414877164, broadwaterbc@gmail.com
Gc Girl Guides Needs Extra Leaders!
We are having so much fun here on the Gold Coast and our groups are growing fast. We have over 500 girls with more on waiting lists in some areas, and we desperately need more women to help us run our term-time meetings. We have leaders of all ages, shapes and sizes! We are creative, sharing, daring, caring and most of all, fun.

We have groups all over the Coast meeting on different nights. If you have just two spare hours a week during term time, and you think you'd like to do something different, we would love to hear from you!

Call or email our lovely Region Manager Joy Ord to have a coffee with her and find out more about the group closest to you. M: 0413 388 676 | email: goldcoast@guidesqld.org
www.guidesqld.org
Contact , 0403682651, surfersgirlguides@gmail.com
War Widows 30th Anniversary
 On Wednesday 27 May the Gold Coast South War Widows Guild are celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a lunch at the Currumbin RSL. All past and present members are cordially invited to attend. Cost is $35. The Guild ladies meet on the first Monday of each month for fellowship, support and bus outings. We welcome any new members. For further information contact Bron: 55349800
Contact , 0755357935, jenny2gregory@hotmail.com
Update From Jann Stuckey Mp

The Department of
Transport and Main Roads will be installing 240m of centre median pedestrian
fencing north of the intersection of Thrower Drive near the Palm Beach
parklands. This is a Safer Roads Sooner project, with work commencing late
April and taking approximately 4 weeks. Residents can expect reduced speed
limits and single lane road closures. For more information contact
Jann Stuckey on 5598 1387 or
currumbin@parliament.qld.gov.au



Contact , 0755981387, currumbin@parliament.qld.gov.au
Budget Weight Loss

currumbin calorie counters club inc. has been helping members lose weight and maintain their goal for over 40 years.

as a not-for-profit organization, operated solely by volunteers, we are able to keep our costs and membership fees to a minimum.  men and women of all ages are eligible to join and given an informative booklet on counting calories. children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  new members are given a form to be signed by their doctor, agreeing to the desired goal weight. we don't employ dieticians or physical trainers but occasionally we find qualified people to come and speak at our meetings. 

we provide mutual support, encouragement, professional scales, incentive awards, share information and tips and have a friendly, positive and fun atmosphere.

our initial joining fee is $10 (7.50 concession), annual fee is $5 and weekly weigh-in fee is $3.

weigh-in and meetings are held every Monday at the following venues:  volunteer marine rescue building, duringan st, currumbin 9-10.30am and 5-5.30pm;  and  rsl sub-branch hall, 6th ave Burleigh heads, 1.1.30pm.  contact Shirley hall 55939851;  jenny 55352115 or come along to the meeting of your choice.


Contact , 0755939851, gaihampson@gmail.com
Runaway Bay View Clubs 22nd Birthday Party
Runaway Bay VIEW Club will celebrate their 22nd Birthday on Wednesday 13th May, 11.30 for 12 noon.  Celebrations will include Jazz on the Bay with Trixie Craig and a Blast from the Past.  Come along and join in the fun - lunch is $25.  To find out more or to rsvp phone June 0419 419 653 VIEW Clubs support The Smith Family Learning for Life Program
Contact , 0755930954, mlmewton@bigpond.com
Cats On The Coast Cat Show Is On Again Bigger Than Last Year

Cat spectacular on the Gold Coast



Cats on the Coast Cat Show will be held on Sunday 26th
April from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Albert Waterways Community Centre,
Broadbeach- Cnr Hooker and Sunshine Boulevards. Watch judges from around the
world critique cats of both pedigree and companion at our annual show. On the
day, there will be many varieties of cats to appreciate and specialist cat
items to purchase from the wide variety of stalls. Find that something special
for your pampered feline friend. Fantastic raffle prizes to win and one lucky
visitor will take home the lucky door prize. Small entry fee, food and drink
available. For further information please call Show Manager Melissa on
0417483787

Contact , 0417483787, iggyat6@bigpond.com
Free Exercise And Healthy Eating Program - Tweed Heads

Beginning the 7th May 2015, Cancer Council NSW will be
hosting a FREE event in Tweed Heads called ENRICH. This event is aimed for all
Survivors, Carers, Partners and family of Cancer. It will include face to face group
sessions facilitated by Dietitians & Exercise Specialist that provide
information and nutritional recommendations, help making sense of food labels
along with discussing and sharing cooking methods and menu ideas to make
healthier meals. Other activities include finding out how to improve your fitness, muscle strength and
stamina; Reduce fatigue, nausea, pain and anxiety by increasing
exercise and get motivated & empowered to improve your lifestyle
behaviours.



The
event will run for 2 hours per week for 6 weeks beginning 7th May 2015 in the Tweed Heads area. Anyone interested in attending should call 
1300 360 541 or email enrich@nswcc.org.au to be enrolled. 
Contact , 0266391300, tyler.rivett@nswcc.org.au
 
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