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Come Play Cricket


If you are looking to play cricket this year no matter what your age group, Queens Cricket club is looking for players of all ages. We have a separate programme for children aged 5 to 8 with Milo Cricket beginning on 13th of October finishing on 23rd of February with a break for the Christmas Holidays. We also cater for juniors aged 10 to 17 with the season commencing 7th October. Junior sign on day is 26th of August at Queens Cricket Club between 12 and 3 pm located at Geoffrey Avenue in Southport. Senior grades feature all experience and skill levels from 1st grade to 6th grade. Training
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Cars & Coffee Gold Coast


This is a meet for the Motoring Enthusiast. All makes, Models, Eras, Bikes, Cars, Hot Rods, Rat Rods welcomed and appreciated. This is a monthly meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8 am to 11am. Come Early to view all the manificent beasts. No Entry Fee. Absolutely FREE to attend. Family Friendly event. Bring the kids, pets, and enjoy a beautiful morning of motoring madness. Held at The Heritage Centre at 238 Mudgeeraba Road. Like our facebook page to be updated with the latest news https://www.facebook.com/carsandcoffeegoldcoast ">https://www.facebook.com/carsandcoffeegoldcoast

Surfers Paradise Baseball Club - Summer Sign On


LOOKING FOR A SUMMER SPORT Come and Try Baseball Surfers Paradise Baseball Club will be holding come and try days including sign on for boys and girls ages 5 to 12, on the following days: 20th August 12.00pm to 2.00pm. 27th August 9.00 am to 12.00pm.  For those who have played and have previous experience between the ages 12 to 20 sign on will still be on the days listed above. Location: Sir Bruce Small Park, Allchurch Avenue Benowa. Email: info@surfersbaseball.com Web: www.surfersbaseball.com Phone: 0411 755 776 or 0419 765 994

Active Seniors Kayak Explore


2017 Seniors Week - Active Seniors Kayak Explore A great opportunity to enjoy a relaxing paddle and explore your local waterway. Get a group of friends together, or come on your own to meet some new people. All equipment and instruction is provided, perfect for beginners or those with experience. Friday 25th August 2017 9:00am to 11:00am Lake Orr, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes, Qld 4227 Cost $6.22 per person Book at: -        
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Burleigh Palm Beach VIEW Club


Burleigh Palm Beach VIEW Club August Meeting The next meeting of the Burleigh Palm Beach VIEW Club will be held on Tuesday August 15 at 10 am at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh.  VIEW Clubs, which stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women, support the work of the Smith Family in helping disadvantaged Australian school children succeed in their education.  Funds raised this winter will help nearly 10,000 children in need across a range of learning support programs. New members are always welcome at this friendly club.  For further information, please call Ros on 55205821.

International Cafe - celebrating seniors week and multicultural month in QLD


  Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Ltd (MCCGC) and CÜRA will hold the 10th annual “International Café” on Friday 25 August 2017 from 9am - 2pm at the Southport Church of Christ (Cnr Olsen Avenue &, Griffith Way).This FREE community event coincides with Queensland Seniors Week and Queensland Multicultural Month offering an opportunity for the Gold Coast community to celebrate the valuable contribution of older people and to showcase and celebrate our unique diversity and its benefits.More than 1,000 people from across the Gold Coast including seniors, carers, school
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Runaway Bay VIEW


Runaway Bay VIEW meet the second Wednesday of each month at La Piazza Restaurant in Runaway Bay at 11.30 for 12 noon lunch. Come along and hear interesting speakers, make new friends and support The Smith Family Learning for Life Program. The last Friday of each month is a social day including Fashion Parades, Luncheons, bus trips, etc. Ph: 0419 419 653.

Get Ready for Wild Weather


Gold Coasters are urged to get ready for wild weather this summer by preparing for emergencies and taking a few preventative steps.   Mayor Tom Tate launched the Get Ready program recently, alongside RACQ, Police and the SES.   “While we avoided significant weather damage last summer, we can’t be complacent and must remain prepared as the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting heavier storms, heat waves and more flash flooding throughout the coming storm season,” said Cr Tate.   “Prepare written emergency and evacuation plans; pack an emergency
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No Excuse for Elder Abuse


The awareness raising campaign ‘there’s no excuse for elder abuse’ is being credited with a 21% increase in cases of elder abuse reported to Queensland authorities in 2016.   Senior Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the government’s Elder Abuse Prevention Unit fielded more than 3,170 calls state-wide last financial year, with close to half reporting elder abuse.   “Elder abuse is one of the most disturbing forms of abuse, and sadly it is often perpetrated by a family member,” Minister O’Rourke said.   "Whether it's physical,
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Miami AFL Girls Crowned State Champs


Miami State High School’s junior female U14 AFL team are the Queensland Champions for 2016.    They were crowned the champs at the AFLQSCup event over the weekend at the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex, Sunshine Coast.   This young team of athletes, some who had never played AFL until this year, defeated St Monica’s College from Cairns in the second preliminary final before progressing to the grand final with a convincing win over Narangba Valley State High chool with a score of 47 to 8.     The team of students in Years 7 - 9 made Miami State
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Miami Student Sets Sights on Japan


A Miami State High student has been selected as the only Gold Coaster to take part in a study tour of Japan focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. Year 10’s Mia Hori will take off to Japan in December to participate in the pilot-program STEM Student Study Tour for high-performing Grade 10 students who study Japanese and at least one STEM subject. The tour provides students with a unique international learning opportunity- to be immersed in another language and culture as well as experience how STEM subjects are taught internationally. Mia has been
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Schools Join the Fight against Ice


A Gold Coast not-for-profit is seeking support from the community to help fund its high school education program aiming to reduce the use of ice. Founded by Andrea Simmons after recovering from a two-year ice addiction, the Australian Anti Ice Campaign (AAIC) has worked with US organisation 'Partnership for Drug Free Kids' and Rotary International to develop the in-school program. The cost of putting one child through anti-ice education is just under $10. The AAIC has launched its Gold Coast High Schools’ Foundation Sponsors Package which allows any business or individual to support the
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Gold Coast Mum’s Mining Memoir


A Southport mum, geologist, marathon runner, and personal trainer has just added a new accomplishment to her name: published author of two books.   Fifty-six-year-old Amanda Barlow’s new autobiography explores her 30-year career as a wellsite geologist, living on offshore oil rigs with up to 180 men at a time.   Barlow, who has worked for Woodside Energy and Conoco Phillips, says her love for geology began back in primary school.   “I can remember in Grade 4 doing a project on the Geological Time Scale and already knowing that I wanted to be a geologist. I would have had no idea back
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Smiling Signs Slow the Gold Coast Down


The City will install another 24 speed awareness devices as part of its plan for making Gold Coast’s roads safer.    Mayor Tom Tate made the announcement as part of Queensland Road Safety Week which runs from 22 to 28 August.   On the second day of Road Safety Week, which had a focus on speed, Cr Tate said due to the outstanding success of the devices (which tell people how fast they are going, with either a smiley face or sad face), he will commit to the 24 more being in place by June 2017.   “Speeding is a major factor in serious and fatal injury crashes on the Gold Coast,” he
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Seniors Celebrate Pet Program’s First Birthday


There were laughter and tears of joy when more than 60 guests and members celebrated the first birthday of the Golden Hearts Senior Pet Support program, an Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) concept especially designed for seniors.     The program, which is free, matches people 65 years and over with an ideal pet and provides support to seniors who already own pets.     The support for seniors includes emergency short term care of their pets and reduced priced vet services.     AWLQ President Sylvana Wenderhold said in just one year the program has been a great success in enriching
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Who Attacked Pottsville's Trees?


Tweed City Council is appealing for anyone with information to come forward to help with the investigation of the vandalism of more than 50 native trees at Pottsville Beach in August.   Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Katie Milne, said someone in the community must have information about the unlawful vegetation removal on Council-managed Crown land fronting Elanora Avenue.   "Council is committed to going all out to try to find the offenders and we'd like to call on the community to assist us with this process - someone must have heard the chainsaws," Councillor Milne said.   "These
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Miami State High Launches Rugby 7s Subject


A school right here on the Gold Coast has become the first in Queensland to offer Rugby 7s as a curriculum subject. Independent public school Miami State High made the announcement just as the Aussie women’s Rugby 7s team won gold in Rio.   Miami High’s program is the first specific Rugby 7s curriculum program to be offered by an independent public school in Queensland with direction from Queensland Rugby Union (QRU).   The subject content, delivered by QRU coaches, includes learning the rules of the game, game strategies and in Year 10 the students work towards a coaching competency.
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The Gold Coast & Hinterland Historical Museum


The Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Museum is open from 10am-2pm every Sunday, including New Years Day 2017! The perfect place to spend a few hours on a Sunday enjoying the beautiful grounds and the historic treasures contained within the many buildings. Wander through the shaded rainforest area with native gardens, visit the graves of sugar mill workers, and view the massive sawmill engines from the original Johnston and Freeman sawmill. The various buildings contain a treasure trove of fascinating things from kitchen gadgets to christening gowns to toys and sporting equipment and
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