What's on in the community this week
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
LEARN to sing a cappella - that's voices only. Cooloola Voices A Cappella Choir sings every Tuesday evening in Gympie. Email Andrew firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5474 1498 for details.
BREAST Cancer Support group Bosom Buddies meets for a cuppa at Chatz Cafe, 173 Old Maryborough Rd, Gympie, on the second Tuesday monthly, at 10am. The group provides support, information and friendship to any women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their carers and supporters. Come along and stay as long as you like. Plenty of parking and easy access to the cafe for less able-bodied. Inquiries Lou 54838913 or Pam 0439742960.
MEETS in Wolvi & District War Memorial Hall, 1358 Kin Kin Rd, second Tuesday monthly, 9.30-11.30am. Bubs and children of all ages. Toys and equipment supplied. Playground, music and fun activities for the kids. Bring a piece of fruit to share for morning tea and meet with other families in the local area. Parents, grandparents, friends, carers welcome.
GYMPIE: Salvation Army, Stumm Rd, Southside at 9.30am. Inquiries 54836404 or 0488189289. COOLOOLA Cove: Vietnam Veterans Hall, Nautilus Dr, 7pm. Contact 5488 0972.
Cancer support group
PARTNERS of men with cancer support group meets on the second Tuesday monthly, at 10am, at Little Haven Palliative Care, Henry St. Enjoy a cuppa and chat in a social and sharing morning. Inquiries Les 5482 1691 or Susan 5484 5229.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group
THE Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group meets every second Tuesday of the month at Blue Care, Smerdon Rd, at 10am.
All carers, sufferers and other interested people are welcome. The group provides information, support and an opportunity to discuss issues.
Morning tea is provided and confidentiality is assured.
For more information phone 5482 7533 or 5482 2767.
U3A Tuesday classes
CREATIVE Writing: 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 10am-noon. Gympie Community Place. Inquiries Caroline 5483 3849.
Memoir Writing: Every Tuesday, 8.50-9.50am, Skilled Centred in Mary St. Contact Natalie 0481 526 932.
French: Every Tuesday, 1.30-2.30pm. Skill Centred, Mary St. Inquiries John 5486 7906.
Drawing: Every Tuesday 10-11am, Skill Centred in Mary Street. Contact Susan 5482 8648.
Beginners Laptops: Every Tuesday, 2-3pm, Gympie Community Place. Contact Susan 5482 8648.
Retro Juke Box Singers: Every Tuesday 11.10am-12.30pm, Skill Centred, Mary St. Contact Coralie 5486 1180.Gympie Mahjong Group
THE Gympie Mahjong Group meets weekly at the Gympie RSL in Mary St on Tuesday (exclusing public holidays) from 10am until 3pm.
The group teaches beginners how to play according to the rules of Western Mahjong.
For more information, contact Judy on 5482 4767.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
GYMPIE Trefoil Guild meets at the Gympie Guide Home, Shank St, Gympie, 9.30 for 10am start. Guest speaker will be Neville McHarg from Crime Stoppers. New members welcomed. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at various locations. Inquiries Raylee 5482 3678.
Spinners and Weavers
GYMPIE Spinners and Weavers meets 6.30-9.30pm at the Landcare offices, Groves Rd, Gympie. Experienced and beginner fibre artists welcome for spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crocheting. Inquiries ph Connie 0407155904.
Little Haven garage sales
EVERY Wednesday, 8am-noon, Chapple St shed (opposite MVHR workshop). Sheds are open for sales and to receive pre-loved items. Good range of furniture at reasonable prices. Delivery can be arranged. Cost negotiated. Proceeds to Little Haven Palliative Care. Inquiries 5482 9091.