NOW HEAR THIS: What's on around Gympie region this week.
NOW HEAR THIS: What's on around Gympie region this week. Contributed

What's on around Gympie region this week?

TUESDAY, MAY 9

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group

GYMPIE Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group meets at Blue Care, Smerdon Rd, at 10am. Guest speaker from COTA will talk on Your Wellbeing Your Plan. 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. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Inquiries 5482 7533.

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 andrewjemmet@gmail.com or phone 5474 1498.

Senior Citizens Club

GYMPIE and District Senior Citizens Club meets at the Senior Citizens Centre, Mellor St, on Tuesdays at 11am and Fridays at 10am to play cards and bowls. New members welcome. Inquiries Denise 0418 189 113.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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.

Mahjong group

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 10

Tai chi

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.

Trivia night

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. 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. 

Gamblers Anonymous

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

WEDNESDAYS, Freemasons Hall, Elm St, Cooroy, 8pm. Inquiries 5446 7971. 

Health checks

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 11

Gympie Pensioners

Social Afternoon, Senior Citizens Centre, 12.30pm. Local artists , raffles and afternoon tea. Inquiries Kevin 5482 3041.

National Seniors

GYMPIE National Seniors' monthly meeting, Orchid Room, Gympie RSL, 10.30am. All welcome. Guest speaker is Leanne Hardwick from Nolan Meats. Tea and coffee available and lunch for $17. Inquiries Col 5482 1672.

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 Sunshine 60

SUNSHINE 60 and Better Group Inc. is a healthy ageing program providing a variety of fun activities to keep the mind and body active for older people. It is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disabilities Services. Meetings are held at Oxford Crest, 2 - 12 College Rd, Gympie, fortnightly on Thursday from 10am-12.00 noon. Activities include trivia, board games, guest speakers and fun social activities. Upcoming activities include: Thursday, May 11 - Learn Numerology with Barb, Thursday, May 25 - Let's Get Physical, Thursday, June 8 - Guest Speaker - Bruce from Trade and Travel. New members are always welcome. Come along and bring a friend. Inquiries 5444 5833, email admin@sun60.com.au or visit www.sunshine60.org.au or Facebook.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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 12

Labor Women and Friends

LABOR Women and Friends are invited to attend coffee and chat morning at Gloria Jeans at Central Shopping Centre at 9.30am. Women of all ages are welcome. Phone Dee 0491 110076 or just arrive.

Older Women's Network

MEETS for craft in hall on Apollonian Vale, 9.15am. Inquiries June 5482 7670.

Senior Citizens Club

GYMPIE and District Senior Citizens Club meets at the Senior Citizens Centre, Mellor St, on Tuesdays at 11am and Fridays at 10am to play cards and bowls. New members welcome. Inquiries Denise 0418 189 113.

Alcoholics Anonymous

GLENWOOD Community Hall (37km north of Gympie), 7pm. Inquiries 0437 031 316. 

SATURDAY, MAY 13

Long Flat dance

OLD time/new vogue, 7.30pm, Long Flat Hall. Great dance music by popular Bundaberg band Gary & Geoff. Lucky door prizes, novelty dances and a delicious supper. Adults $12, high school students $6. Come along for an enjoyable night of dancing with The Learner Dance Group. Inquiries Lyn 5482 4934 or Judy 5482 2572.

Goomboorian Markets

GOOMBOORIAN Memorial Hall Country Market run the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month next market 8 am to 12 noon. Come and sample the true country atmosphere, Enjoy Goomboorian hospitality with a free cuppa. Want to have a stall? Stalls inside and outside. Why not bring along your preloved treasures and have a stall $5 a stall? Inquiries Jan 07 5486 5552 or 0488 769 588 or email goomboorianhall@yahoo.com.au 

Alcoholics Anonymous

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.

Pomona Country Markets

POMONA Country Markets are held every second and fourth Saturday morning of the month. Come along and purchase fresh fruit and vegies 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 pomonamarketsqld@gmail.com

SUNDAY, MAY 14

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.

Imbil Markets

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

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

POMONA, Red Cross rooms, Reserve St, 6.30pm. Inquiries phone 5485 2862.

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