THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
National Seniors: The December meeting of Gympie National Seniors will be held on Thursday, December 10 at the Orchid Room, Gympie RSL at 11.30am for a noon start. This is the Christmas party and entertainment is from the Gympie Songbirds. All welcome. Inquiries Col Wessling 5482 1672 or Shirley Lund 5484 3129.
Mary Valley Thursday dance: Mary Valley Dance Group is holding a free Christmas social night on Thursday, December 10 with live music provided by Trevor Gayton and Andrea. The dancing will be great and light refreshment provided. The fun starts at 7pm. The more the merrier. Happy Christmas to all from Mary Valley Dance Group.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Thursdays, Room 2, Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Rd (cnr Stanley St), Gympie at 8pm. Inquiries 5482 4560 or 0428 839 370. Also Tin Can Bay, 6pm. Contact 5486 2073.
Al-Anon: AL-Anon Family Groups meets 7.30pm Thursdays for relatives and friends of people with a drinking problem. Share experience, strength and hope to solve common problems. Meeting details, phone 5483 9052, 5482 5523 or 0412 364 979.
Bingo: Come and play bingo at the Gympie Junior Rugby League clubhouse to raise funds for Gympie's next crop of league players. Doors open 8.30am with eyes down from 9.30am. Games finish about midday. The Gympie Junior Rugby League Clubhouse is located in Smith St, Monkland.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
Alcoholics Anonymous: Glenwood Community Hall (37km north of Gympie), 7pm. Details, phone 0437 031 316.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
Alcoholics Anonymous: Saturdays, Room 2, Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Rd (cnr Stanley St), Gympie, 1pm. Inquiries 5483 7522 or 0417 442 384.
Gympie Gem Club: Open by prior arrangement Saturdays. Make your own silver jewellery. Cut and polish stones. New members welcome. The club house is on the cnr of Bruce Hwy and Monkland St. Inquiries 0409 636 814 or 0428 862 851.
Dagun Growers Market: Every Saturday, Dagun Heritage Railway Station from 3pm. Freshly picked and local food. Talk to the growers and buy our regional varied fruit and vegetables. Enjoy wine and cheese tasting. Inquiries Elaine 5484 3749.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
Free movie screening: Gympie Civice Centre is hosting a free screening of John Pilger's award winning documentary, Utopia, on Sunday, Deceember 13 from 4.30pm. Inquiries 0417 062 529.
Learner dance group: Every Sunday, Long Flat Hall. A fun group meets to teach dances of the Gympie area. No experience needed for lessons, 12.30-3.30pm, with afternoon tea at 2.30pm. Inquiries Ann 5483 9387 or Judy 5482 2572.
Imbil Markets: Every Sunday, 8am-2pm. Craft, jewellery, fruit, vegetables, honey, conserves and plants. All township shops, art gallery, tea room, cafes and pub are also open. For more information, visit the maryvalleycountry.com.au website.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays, Pomona, Red Cross rooms, Reserve St, 6.30pm. Contact 5485 2862.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14
Parkinson's Support Group: Gympie Parkinson's Support Group's December meeting will be a Christmas lunch on Monday, December 14 starting at 12 noon at the Victory Hotel. Come dressed in your merriest Christmas attire. Good luck, good health and a happy new year to you all.