What's on around Gympie region this week?
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
U3A offers beginning mobile phone classes and laptop classes to seniors each Wednesday. This term, participants are learning about windows 10 picture app in lap top class and continue to go over the basics of computers and mobile phones, building confidence and knowledge as they go. The mobile phone class is from 9-10am and the lap top class is from 10.15-11.15am. Classes are held in the university building behind the Gympie TAFE. Inquiries to Jeanette 0488 755 400.
TAI Chi for Health and Falls Prevention: Improve your balance, coordination, exercise and have fun learning tai chi. Recommended by doctors and physiotherapists. . Every Wednesday, beginners 9-10am, Indoor Bowls Hall, Graham St. 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. 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. Parking at rear. Inquiries Steve 54862086 or 0404 050 646. Maureen 0419 221 527.
WEDNESDAYS, Freemasons Hall, Elm St, Cooroy, 8pm. Inquiries 5446 7971.
GLENWOOD Community Hall (37km north of Gympie), 7pm. Inquiries 0437 031 316.
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, OCTOBER 12
Cancer Support Group
CANCER Council Queensland is reaching out to locals affected by cancer by hosting a free morning tea from 10am-12pm at Yah'Ning Place, Shop 2/107 Mary St, Gympie. Cancer patients, survivors and carers are invited to the Gympie Cancer Support Group for a morning of support and information. Inquiries or to advise of dietary requirements call Cancer Council 13 11 20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENERAL meeting, Senior Citizens Centre, 12.30 pm. Afternoon tea and raffles. Inquiries Maureen 5482 6738 .
Gympie National Seniors
MONTHLY meeting, Gympie RSL Orchid Room, 10.30am. All welcome. Guest speaker is pharmacist David Lyons. Tea and coffee available, lunch $17. Inquiries Col 5482 1672.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
Older Women's Network
MEETS for craft, 9.15am, at the hall in Apollonian Vale. Inquiries Helen 5483 5181 or Kaye 0429 831 383.
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Long Flat dance
DANCE, old time/new vogue, 7.30 pm at the Long Flat Hall. Popular dance music by Cascade, lucky door tickets, novelty dances and 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, Judy 5482 2572.
Back to Tinbeerwah
OLD and new resident welcome, 10.30am. Morning tea supplied. Bring a plate to share for lunch. Inquiries Rosemary 0413 477 473 or June 5447 6385 for details.
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
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. 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.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.