What's on around Gympie region this week
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
GYMPIE branch of the Bible Society meets in the meeting room, Uniting Church, Red Hill Rd. Morning tea 9.30am, meeting 10am. New members welcome. Inquiries Narelle 5483 2128.
U3A offers beginning mobile phone classes and laptop classes to seniors each Wednesday. Mobile phone class 9-10am, lap top class 10.15-11.15am. Classes held in the university building behind the Gympie TAFE. Inquiries Anne 5481 2478.
TAI Chi for Health and Falls Prevention: Improve your balance, co-ordination, 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. 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.
Imbil Sunshine 60
SUNSHINE 60 and Better Group Inc is a healthy aging program providing a variety of fun activities to keep the mind and body active for older people and is funded by the Department of Communities. Men and Women welcome - fun is the main focus. Discover new skills and build new friendships as you learn. Activities held 9.30-11.30am on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Uniting Church Community Hall, Elizabeth St, Imbil. Inquiries 5444 5833, email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.sunshine60.org.au or Facebook.
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, AUGUST 17
SOCIAL afternoon, Senior Citizens Centre, 12.30pm. Short meeting followed by entertainment, afternoon tea and raffles.
Inquires Kevin 5482 3041.
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, AUGUST 18
Older Womens Network
MEETS for craft at Apollonian Vale Hall, 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.
GLENWOOD Community Hall (37km north of Gympie), 7pm. Inquiries 0437 031 316.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Long Flat dance
DANCE, old time/new vogue, Long Flat Hall, 7 30pm. Great dance music by Marks Music. Adults $12, high school students $6. Lucky door prizes, novelty dances and delicious supper. Come along and enjoy a great night of dancing with the Learner Dance Group, all welcome. Inquiries Judy 5482 2572 or Janet 5482 4318.
Country music concert
GYMPIE Country Music Club is holding a concert at Senior Citizens Centre in Mellor St at 1pm. Admission $7 for a great afternoon of entertainment and afternoon tea included. Call Alf for a seat on the bus on 5484 9158.
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, AUGUST 20
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.