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?

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

Gympie Pensioners hoy

HOY afternoon, Senior Citizens Centre, 12.30pm. Afternoon tea and raffles. Inquires 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.

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.

Al-Anon

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, AUGUST 4

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, AUGUST 5

Cedar Pocket mini markets

CEDAR Pocket Hall, 8am-12noon. Craft, plants, books, bric a brac and more. Come along and enjoy the sausage sizzle and a homemade Devonshire morning tea. Fundraiser for the Cedar Pocket Hall. Inquiries Les 5486 6037.

Long Flat dance

DANCE, old time/new vogue, Long Flat Hall, 7.30pm. Great dance music by Cascade. At 7pm, running through two new dances. Anyone who wishes to learn or have a refresher dance is most welcome. The dances are Barclay Blues and The Rosita. Lucky door prizes, novelty dances and delicious supper. Adults $12, high school students $6. Inquiries Janet 5482 4318 or Judy 5482 2572.

Belli Hall dance

BELLI Community Hall is hosting a retro dance in celebration of Sunshine Coast community halls. The dance starts at 7.30pm and will celebrate the 1960s in conjunction with Sunshine Coast Council's 50th anniversary. Dress up in your finest retro gear and dance to live music performed by the popular Sunshine Swing band. Entry $14 includes a hearty supper. Tickets and raffle at the door. See more at bellihall.com. Belli Community Hall is an alcohol-free venue located at 1170 Kenilworth Rd, Belli Park.

Widgee markets

WIDGEE Store, lots of great bargains. Stallholders welcome, sites only $5 (phone Lyn 5484 0102). All proceeds to the Widgee War Memorial Committee.

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, wine and cheese tasting. Inquiries Elaine 5484 3749.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

Quota tombola

GYMPIE Quota is holding a fundraising tombola at the Indoor Bowls Hall in Graham St on Sunday, August 6. Be there at 12 noon for a 1pm start and finish at 4pm. More than 200 prizes, refreshments available. Inquiries Eunice 0438 578 373.

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.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7

Cooinda AGM

COOINDA Ladies' Auxiliary's annual general meeting will be held at Cooinda at 10am followed by morning tea. All interested welcome. Please call reception on 5482 1900 for the meeting venue.

Card days

CANASTA and Five Hundred are played every Monday from 12-5pm at Gympie Bowls Club, Bowlers Drive, Southside. Cost $4 includes afternoon tea. All welcome. Inquiries 5482 2494.

Butterfly Weight Loss Club

BUTTERFLY Weigh Loss Club understands the difficulties experienced physically and emotionally during the weight loss process and has created a support group with a safe environment for women to enjoy. Come and meet new friends whilst losing weight and gaining health. Mondays, Chatz Cafe, Victory Church, Old Maryborough Rd, Gympie. Weigh-in 9.15am- 9.45am, meeting 9.45am-10.15am. Cost $25 joining fee (including starter pack and first meeting), weekly $5. Inquiries Yvonne 0401 401 437. No booking needed. Please just turn up on the day! 

Steaming Day

THE Davey-Paxman Boiler of the colonial era and related steam machinery, are in operation on the first Monday monthly, at the Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum, 215 Brisbane Road, Gympie.

Bingo  

EVERY Monday at the Gympie Bowls Club, Bowlers Drive, Southside. All welcome. Door opens 8.30am, eyes down at 9.30. Complimentary morning tea. Inquiries 0428 825 914.

Social bowls

SUBURBS Indoor Bowls Club social bowls from 1pm. All abilities and skill levels welcome. Cost is $4. Please wear covered shoes - you don't want a bowl dropped on your toe.

Al-Anon

MEETS Monday 1pm. If you are seeking a solution to the problems that come from living or having lived with an alcoholic. The Al-Anon program shows us how to cope with our difficulties and find a more serene approach to life. Our improved attitudes in turn may influence the alcoholic to seek help. Phone 5483 9052 or 0412 364 979 for more details.

Alcoholics Anonymous

BIG Book Steps meeting, Community Hall, cnr Pine and Myall sts, at 5.30pm. Inquiries, phone 0439 310 774 or 0447 101 376

Gympie Gem Club

OPEN Mondays 9am-3pm. 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.

Suburbs Indoor Bowls

COME along for a friendly afternoon of indoor bowls at the Graham St Hall, from 1pm. All skill levels welcome. Inquiries, phone Enid 5482 5481 or Phyllis on 5482 6015. 

Empire Hotel Trivia Night

REGISTRATION at 6.15, Starts 6.30 Four players per team $2 each player vouchers to be won.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8

Alzheimer's support group

THE next meeting of the Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group will be held 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. 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.

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 info@gympiecameraclub.com.au.

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.

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