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?


Imbil Sunshine 60 & Better

SUNSHINE 60 & Better Group Inc - Imbil group's activities are held from 9.30-11.30am on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Activities are held at the Uniting Church Community Hall, Elizabeth St, Imbil. Today will be a mini cent auction. New members are always welcome. Come along and bring a friend. For more information, phone 5444 5833, email or visit our website or follow on Facebook.

U3A classes

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 held in the university building behind the Gympie TAFE. Inquiries Anne 5481 2478.

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 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.

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.


Gympie Sunshine 60 and Better

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. Funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disabilities Services. Meetings are held at Oxford Crest, 2-12 College Rd, Gympie. The group holds social activities fortnightly on Thursday from 10am-12 noon. Activities include trivia, board games, guest speakers and fun social activities. Today's activity is Christmas in July.

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.


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.


Older Women's Network

GYMPIE Older Women's Network meets for craft, 9.15am, St John Ambulance Hall, Apollonian Vale, Gympie. Inquiries June 5482 7670.

Long Flat dance

OLD time dance Friday, Long Flat Hall, 7.30pm. Adults $5, children under 12 free. Great dance music by CDs, lucky door prize and a light supper. Come along a enjoy a great night of dancing with the Learner Dance Group. Inquiries Janet 5482 4318 or Lyn 5482 4934.

Gympie Pensioners

SOCIAL afternoon, Senior Citizens Centre, 12.30pm. Short meeting followed by entertainment, afternoon tea and raffles. Inquiries Kevin 5482 3041.

Gympie South tombola

GYMPIE South State School is holding a tombola cent auction at Hamilton Hall. Doors open at 5pm for a 6pm start. More than 100 prizes, food and drinks on sale. Tickets can be pre-purchased by phoning Kylie 0423 156 146.

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.


Goomboorian market

GOOMBOORIAN Memorial Hall, 8am-12 noon heaps of bargains. Come and experience the true country hospitality with a free cuppa and chat. Have preloved treasures you want to sell? Bring them to the market, there is plenty of space - bring a semi-trailer load or boot load. Stalls $5 a site. Inquiries Shirley 0410 515 407 or 0436 438 151 or just turn up on the day. Market days are the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

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


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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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