What's happening around Gympie region this week
TUESDAY, MARCH 7
Calling all singers
JOIN a choir and sing some heavenly harmonies. Andrew Emmet, former chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, UK, directs Cooloola Voices A Cappella choir (voice only) in Gympie on Tuesday evenings. Cooloola Voices sing mostly original arrangements created by Andrew. If you would like to sing in this choir, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5474 1498.
GYMPIE: Salvation Army, Stumm Rd, Southside at 9.30am. Inquiries 5483 6404 or 5483 7522.
COOLOOLA Cove: Vietnam Veterans Hall, Nautilus Dr, 7pm. Inquiries, phone 5488 0972.
THE Gympie Mahjong Group meets at the Gympie RSL in Mary St (excluding public holidays) from 10am until 3pm. Beginners taught to play Western Mahjong rules. Inquiries: phone Judy on 5482 4767.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
TAI Chi for Health and Falls Prevention: Improve your balance, coordination, exercise and have fun learning tai chi. Recommended by doctors and physiotherapists. Accredited facilitators. Every Wednesday, beginners 9-10am, St Peter's Anglican Hall, Lady Mary Tce, Gympie. Cost $4 per class. Inquiries Betty 0408 835 235 or Rod 0418 113 133.
HOSTED by DJ Roly at the Gympie RSL to raise money for Camp Quality. Prizes to be won between 7-9pm. Registration fee $5. Inquiries Michael 0407 588 835.
Little Haven Shed Sale
LITTLE Haven Shed, Chappell St (opposite Mary Valley Heritage Railway workshop), open each Wednesday 8am-midday for sales. Furniture, bric-a-brac, books, clothing, the list is endless. Delivery of furniture at a negotiated price. Donations of clean saleable items appreciated for ongoing fundraising for Little Haven Palliative Care. Inquiries 5482 9091.
TODAY, from 4pm, Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Rd (cnr Stanley St). Parking at rear. Inquiries Steve 54862086 or 0404 050 646. Maureen on 0419 221 527.
WEDNESDAYS, Freemasons Hall, Elm St, Cooroy, 8pm. Inquiries 5446 7971.
CLINIC 87 visits Gympie today to provide free sexual health checks for men and women. Drop in to Gympie General Hospital, 10am-2pm, or phone 5470 5244 for an appointment.
Gympie Gem Club
OPEN Wednesdays 9am-3pm and 6.30-9.30pm. Make your own silver jewellery, cut and polish stones, facet gem stones, silvercasting. Visitors and new members welcome. Club house Cnr Bruce Hwy and Monkland St. Inquiries 0409 636 814 or 0431 206 375.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9
Gympie Cancer Support Group
Cancer Council Queensland is reaching out to locals affected by cancer by hosting a free morning tea on Thursday, March 9 from 10 - 12pm at Yah'Ning Place, Shop 2/107 Mary Street, Gympie. Cancer patients, survivors and carers are invited to the Gympie Cancer Support Group for a morning of support and information. For more information or to advise of dietary requirements call Cancer Council's 13 11 20 or email email@example.com.
Older Women's Network
GYMPIE Older Women's Network meets at St Peter's Anglican Hall, Lady Mary Tce, 9.15am. Inquiries Lee 5483 1415 or Helen 5483 5181.
GENERAL meeting, Senior Citizens Centre, Mellor St, 12.30pm followed by afternoon tea and raffles. Inquiries Maureen 5482 6738.
TAI Chi for Health and Arthritis Beginner classes. Tai chi improves balance, co-ordination and mental health it's a great form of gentle exercise. Meet new friends. Senior Citizens Hall, Mellor St, Gympie, 10-11am. Cost $5. Please wear flat shoes, white shirt and bring a bottle of water. Advanced classes 8am and 9am. Inquiries Shirley 0418 831 320 or Trudie 0490 123 675.
GYMPIE: Room 2, Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Rd (cnr Stanley St), 8pm. Inquiries 5482 4560 or 0428 839 370.
TIN CAN BAY: Tin Can Bay Library, 6pm. Contact 5486 2073.
MEETS Thursday 7.30pm. Families of active alcoholics need Al-Anon in order to learn how to live with the confusion and despair created by the drinking even when the alcoholic is no longer a member of the family because of separation or death. Phone: 5483 9052 or 0412 364 979 for meeting details.
FRIDAY, MARCH 10
Labor Women and Friends
LABOR Women and Friends are invited to attend coffee and chat morning, 9.30am at MiCakes, opposite Westpac Bank in Mary St. Women of all ages are welcome. Contact Dee 0491 110076 or just arrive.
GLENWOOD Community Hall (37km north of Gympie), 7pm. Inquiries 0437 031 316.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
Long Flat dance
OLD time/new vogue, Long Flat Hall, 7.30pm. Popular dance music played by High Noon. Lucky door prizes, novelty dances and a delicious supper. Adults $12, high school students $6. Come along and enjoy a great night of dancing with the Learner Dance Group. Inquiries Janet 5482 4318 or Judy 5482 2572.
Goomboorian Memorial Hall Country Market run the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month next market 8 am to 12 noon. Come and sample the true country atmosphere, Enjoy a free cuppa. Want to have a stall. Stalls inside and outside. Why not bring along your pre-loved treasures and have a stall $5 a stall. Inquiries Jan 5486 5552 or 0488 769 588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ROOM 2, Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Rd (cnr Stanley St), 4.30pm. Inquiries 0459 350 026 or 0428 839 370.
Gympie Gem Club
OPEN Saturdays 9am-noon. Make your own silver jewellery, cut and polish stones,facet gem stones. Visitors and new members welcome. Club house Cnr Bruce Hwy and Monkland St. Inquiries 0409 636 814 or 0431 206 375.
Dagun Growers Market
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 too. Inquiries Elaine 5484 3749.
Pomona Country Markets
POMONA Country Markets are held every second and fourth Saturday morning of the month. Come along and purchase fresh fruit and veges directly from the farmers. Or treat yourself with some freshly baked cakes, preserves or jams. Activities for the kids as well as other entertainers. There is old farm junk for sale, or cosmetics, or Noosa clothing for kids and adults. Looking forward to seeing you there. Inquiries email@example.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
Learner Dance Group
LEARN how to dance old time/new vogue or just refresh your dancing, every Sunday, 12.30pm-3.30pm at the Long Flat Hall, Gympie. Cost $4, afternoon tea is provided. Come along and join The Learner Dance Group for a great afternoon. Inquiries Ann 0432 154 204 or Janet 5482 4318.
TAKE a scenic drive in the Mary Valley and visit Imbil Markets in the town centre, every Sunday from 8am-2pm. There's an array of items including fresh fruit and vegetables, honey products, jewellery, clothing, woodwork and crafts. New stall holders, with public liability insurance, are always welcome. Inquiries Chrissy 5484 5418 for more information or visit Facebook.com/ImbilMarkets.
POMONA, Red Cross rooms, Reserve St, 6.30pm. Inquiries phone 5485 2862.