What's on around Gympie region this week
TUESDAY, MAY 2
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 have been singing for about nine years and sing mostly original popular arrangements created by Andrew. If you would like to sing in this choir, email Andrew at 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.
Gympie Camera Club
THE Gympie Camera Club meets first Tuesday and third Monday monthly, at the Gympie Regional Gallery. Attendees are asked to arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. All visitors are welcome to join the group of enthusiastic photographers. Inquiries: contact email@example.com.
GYMPIE Mahjong Group meets at the Gympie RSL in Mary St (excluding public holidays) from 10am-3pm. Beginners taught to play Western Mahjong rules. Inquiries Judy 5482 4767.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
Cedar Pocket Hall AGM
The AGM of the Cedar Pocket School of Arts Inc. will be held at the Cedar Pocket Hall, Cedar Pocket Road on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 commencing at 7pm. All welcome.
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, MAY 4
Gympie Pensioners hoy
HOY afternoon, Senior Citizens Centre, 12.30pm. Card games, afternoon tea and raffles. Inquiries Maureen 5482 6738.
Tai Chi for Health and Arthritis
THURSDAYS, Senior Citizens Centre, Mellor St, Gympie, 8am and 9 am advanced classes. Please wear white shirt, flat shoes and bring bottle of water. Beginners classes now closed (new beginners Thursday, February 1, 2018). 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, MAY 5
Meals on Wheels movie night
GYMPIE Meals on Wheels fundraiser movie night, Going in Style, 6.20pm, tickets cost $12. Tickets are available from Gympie Meals on Wheels, please ring 5482 3342 to purchase tickets.
GLENWOOD Community Hall (37km north of Gympie), 7pm. Inquiries 0437 031 316.
SATURDAY, MAY 6
Country Music concert
THE Gympie country music club is holding its next concert at the Senior Citizens Centre in Mellor St, on Saturday, May 6 at 1pm. All the favourite artists will be performing as well as a few surprise entertainers. Members of the club look forward to seeing all their regular patrons there for the afternoon. Admission is$7 each which includes afternoon tea. Alf will be available with the bus - just give him a call on 5484 9158. The concert on March 18 was a huge success, the audience captivated by Alec Beckett and his wonderful style of entertainment. Also, the two Margies dressed up for the occasion to perform for the crowd. Profits from the concert were donated to the Cedar Pocket Hall Committee who also provided the excellent afternoon tea. Don't miss the May 6 concert - great raffles just in time for Mother's Day.
WIDGEE's Mother's Day Markets, Saturday, May 6, at the Widgee Store. Sausage sizzle, great selection of gifts for Mum, fresh fruit and vegies, books, clothing, plants, trash and treasure, linen, bric-a-brac, collectables, furnishings. Stall holders welcome, sites only $5, phone Jim 5486 1180. Proceeds to Widgee Pony Club.
Cedar Pocket mini markets
MINI markets are held at the Cedar Pocket Hall on the first Saturday of each month. Next sale November 5. Inside and outside stalls - craft, plants, bric-a-brac and more. Sausage sizzle and Devonshire morning tea. Fundraiser for the Cedar Pocket Hall. Inquiries Les 5486 6037.
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
AT 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.
SUNDAY, MAY 7
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. 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 or visit Facebook.com/ImbilMarkets.
MUSEUM Markets at the Duck Pond (Lake Alford) are held from 7am-noon on the first, third and fifth Sundays monthly (third Sunday includes the Gympie Museum Re-enactment Group). Various market stalls, including fresh produce, plants, crafts and lots more. Site bookings 5482 3995.
POMONA, Red Cross rooms, Reserve St, 6.30pm. Inquiries phone 5485 2862.