GOING TROPPO: Susan Carter and Janette Clark celebrate the Caloundra VIEW Club's 24th Birthday with a beach party theme.
GOING TROPPO: Susan Carter and Janette Clark celebrate the Caloundra VIEW Club's 24th Birthday with a beach party theme.

Group guide: Sunshine Coast

THE CALOUNDRA CHORALE AND THEATRE COMPANY

WE PROUDLY present The Thirty Nine Steps - The action comedy romance makes its long awaited return to the Caloundra Chorale Theatre for 12 thrilling performances only.

Come in, sit down, hang on and roar with laughter as Richard Hannay races to clear his name, thwart the villains, evade the police, win the girl and save the Empire. Five actors, 41 roles, 41 costumes and 90 minutes of hilarious organised chaos.

CCTC Theatre, 3 Piringa St, Wurtulla. Performances: preview - Wed Nov 6 7.30pm $22. Matinee performances: Nov 9,10,16,17,23,24 at 2pm; Evening performances: Nov 8,15,16,20,22, at 7.30. Prices: Adults $32, Con $29, FOC Members and Groups $26 All tickets include Programme and Supper. Bookings: phone 0490 329 912.

BUDERIM CONTRACT BRIDGE CLUB

COME along on Monday nights for "Social Bridge with a Competitive Edge". No partner required, we will find one for you. Please arrive by 6pm for 6.15pm start. Education Centre, Hibiscus Resort, Lakehead Drive, Sippy Downs. Cost $6 members. $8 visitors.

For more, phone Sandi Owen on 07 5450 1575 or 0416 081 576.

NOOSA MONTHLY TALKS

HELD the first Saturday of each month. CWA Hall Tewantin at 2pm. Different Guest speaker each month to talk on a variety of subjects. Our November talk will be held on November 7. Everyone is welcome.

The Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company proudly presents The Thirty Nine Steps at the CCTC Theatre, 3 Piringa St, Wurtulla.
The Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company proudly presents The Thirty Nine Steps at the CCTC Theatre, 3 Piringa St, Wurtulla for 12 performances in November.

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL

AGLOW - Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, November 15 commencing at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Women and men are all welcome.

For more, phone Melva 07 5443 5752 or Dorothy 07 5476 4190. Aglow is a world-wide non-denominational Christian organisation with Branches in over 170 Nations on 6 Continents.

WALKING NETBALL

LOVE the game and thought you'd never play again, then come try the walking version. Yes it's still netball but played at a walking pace with no running or jumping allowed. Modified rules for player safety, focused on fun and social interaction, designed so anyone can play, regardless of age, ability or fitness level. Great way to stay active and meet new friends.

"Come & Try" - first 2 weeks free. 8 week season commenced on October 17. Thursdays 6pm-7.30pm. Tewantin Netball Courts McKinnon Drive. No booking, just turn up and play. No uniform requirements and no need to find a team. Cost $10 per game, paid on the night.

Phone Jane on 0407 480 125 or email noosanetball@gmail.com.

BRIDGE PLAYERS

COME along on Monday nights for social bridge with a competitive edge with the Buderim Contract Bridge Club Inc. No partner needed, we will find one for you. Please arrive by 6pm for 6.15pm start. Cost $6 members and $8 visitors.

We also play Wednesdays and Fridays at 12noon for 12.15pm. You need to arrange your partner for these sessions. Education Centre, Hibiscus Resort, Lakehead Drive, Sippy Downs. For more information, please contact Sandi Owen on 07 5450 1575 or 0416 08 1576.

MAROOCHYDORE CENT SALE

THE Maroochydore branch of the Country Women Association will be holding their cent sale on Friday, November 22 at Memorial Ave, Maroochydore (opp RSL). Doors open at 9am for 10am start. Entry $5, includes lucky door prize and morning tea. Plenty of prizes to be won, so bring your friends.

Everyone is most welcome. Phone Elaine Schefe on 07 5475 4045 for more.

SUNSHINE COAST CONCERT BAND

WE WILL be presenting the Home Coming Celebration Concert on Saturday, November 9 at 2pm in the Lifepointe Community Centre, Wises Rd, Buderim. An afternoon of top entertainment with a great variety of music and talented vocalists under the baton of Music Director, Ken Chadwick OAM. Tickets $15, available at the door include afternoon tea or can be purchased through Sunshine Coast Legacy on 07 5443 9841. This concert is in support of Legacy.

For all future events with the Sunshine Coast Concert Band visit our website, go to sccb.org.au.

A visit to the Gallery of Modern Art was October's outing when 15 Probus Club of Buderim Mountain members travelled to Brisbane by coach to view the exhibitions of Margaret Olley & Ben Quilty.
ART ADMIRERS: A visit to the Gallery of Modern Art was October's outing when 15 Probus Club of Buderim Mountain members travelled to Brisbane by coach to view the exhibitions of Margaret Olley & Ben Quilty.

PROBUS CLUBS

Buderim East

AT THE October meeting of the Buderim East Probus Club held at the Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah, the club held a "Friendship Morning" with a getting to know you segment in place of the usual guest speaker. This proved to be very popular with members as it enabled them to mix and chat with members they would otherwise not mingle with at the usual meeting. 27 Members travelled by coach to Toowoomba for a visit during Carnival of Flowers week and enjoyed the 70th anniversary celebrations of the famous carnival. Meanwhile 14 club members were cruising the Pacific on board the Pacific Aria - enjoying the fun, fellowship and friendship that it presented. All members are now looking forward to the November Melbourne Cup dine out lunch, being organised at the Driftwood Restaurant.

If you would like to know more about our club which meets at the Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah, on the second Tuesday of each month at 10am, phone Bruce Moore on 07 5445 8036.

Buderim Mountain

WE PRIVE ourself on having a variety of guest speakers each month, recently Ian Mansfield AM, CSS gave an extremely interesting insight into his career, first as an engineer officer in the Australian army and later as consultant specialising in humanitarian assistance and post conflict activities in the field of land mine action with the United Nations. A visit to the Gallery of Modern Art was October's outing when 15 members travelled to Brisbane by coach to view the exhibitions of Margaret Olley & Ben Quilty, enjoying a private tour of Margaret Olleys works. Every month we have interesting speakers preceded by morning tea then following the meeting we celebrate members birthdays and anniversaries with lunch at the Headlands Golf Club. Monthly activities include, walking, golf, dine outs, theatre trips etc. and a popular casual coffee morning at a local venue where members can meet in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We meet on the second Monday in the month at 9.30am at The Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth St.

Phone Evelyn on 07 5477 1218.

Caloundra 86

THE bus trip for October was to Bribie Island for the day. A visit was made to the Community Arts Centre and Seaside Museum. Both are very interesting and worth visiting. A buffet lunch was enjoyed on board Ferryman Cruises as members cruised the Pumistone passage with threats of rain. The skipper gave information and history of Bribie and the passage. A very relaxing day out. You can join this active mixed group of retired and semi-retired men and women for various monthly activities, phone Membership Officers Dorothy and Bill on 07 5492 6721.

Coolum Beach Combined

WE ARE for retired and semi-retired people looking for friendship and fun. Our next meeting is at 9.15am on Tuesday, November 5 at the Uniting Church, Elizabeth Street, Coolum Beach. Visitors are welcome. There is a guest speaker each month, plus organised lunches, bus or car trips.

For more, phone 0429 516 788 or 0401 976 062. On completion of our meeting we visit Coolum Beach Hotel for Lunch at your own expense.

Kawana Waters

THIS Club is growing in membership. At our October General Meeting President, Mike Matthews, inducted five new members. Lorraine Lintott, Cristine Cameron, Sue Hanna, Nanette and John Buttenshaw. It appears that our calendar of activities is the attraction - we are not a Club of oldies. Armchair Travel, Art (pastels), Book Club, Bridge, Bus Trips, Cinema, Coffee Mornings, Craft Group, Dining, Grumpy Old Men, Mahjong, Walking to name a few. There is a proposal to add a 'games' session - Rummykub, Canaster, Scrabble, etc. Watch this space. To check us out: our monthly meetings are held at Venue 114, Bokarina, on the second Tuesday of each month.

Contact our Registrar, Jan Rowe on 07 5491 9287 or go to Probuskawana waters.com.

Noosa Tewantin

OUR club is all about friendship and mental stimulation for retirees. There are weekly outings such as coffee mornings, lunches, dinners and visits to places of interest. Something to please everyone and every budget. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 9.45am at The Tewantin Noosa RSL. Visitors are welcome. A donation of $5 covers morning tea. Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 25. The Guest Speaker will be Matt Lesko, Managing Director of Right at Home, Sunshine Coast. Matt is passionate about assisting older Australians remain in their own homes.

Phone Geoff Bailue on 0418 145 034.

Alan & Marilyn Towle are two of the 27 Buderim East Probus Club members that visited Toowoomba during the Carnival of Flowers.
BUDERIM BLOOMERS: Alan and Marilyn Towle are two of the 27 Buderim East Probus Club members who visited Toowoomba during the Carnival of Flowers.

THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY SUNSHINE COAST

WE MEET every Thursday from 7pm at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Donation $4 to cover hall hire. This November we present for inquiry topics current for this age and the theosophical view of these. Why not come along for discussions and talks on things that matter. All welcome.

Inquiries 0409 065 062.

CHOIR CONCERT

A CAPPELLA Choir Concert - You'll Never Walk Alone, featuring Good Vibrations and Spiritsong Chamber Choir on Friday, November 1 at 7.30pm. Uniting Church Hall, Werin St, Tewantin. Admission $12; Conc. $10. Directed By Andrew Emmet.

Email andrewjemmet @gmail.com or phone 07 5474 1498 for more.

BUDERIM CHRISTMAS FAIR

BUY local for Christmas at Buderim Craft Cottage, War Memorial Hall and Buderim Library, 1 Main Street, Buderim on Friday November 29, 10am-4pm and Saturday November 30, 8am-3pm; Library, Saturday November 30, 8am-2pm. Huge variety of Christmas gifts and goodies, studio crafts, home décor, fashion, culinary treats and more. Homemade Devonshire tea and coffee, cakes and sandwiches. Park: $2 paid parking at signed locations with all proceeds to the community. It's a chance to load up with everything from gifts to Christmas treats and holiday reading all at great prices. Browse three locations all with a different flavour and within a short stroll of each other. Among the goodies on sale from the Craft Cottage will be original arts and crafts produced by members, along with special Christmas baubles and other season trinkets. In the Memorial Hall you'll find everything from sweets to treats and a huge variety of locally made and sourced products ideal for the Christmas table or stocking. To give you more time to browse the work by local artists and pick up some special gifts the Craft Cottage will also be open Friday, November 29 from noon. If you're not already a Buderim Christmas Fair regular, why not give it a go and buy local this Christmas.

SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING AT POMONA

EVERY Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm Pat and Norm Young organise a Social evening at the Pomona Memorial, School of Arts Hall. Cost is $4, which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening as Pat and Norm provide New Vogue as well as Old Time Dancing. Come and be a Spectator, and see if you will enjoy it. Everyone is welcome.

Phone 0407 456 939 for more information or come and visit.

MELANOMA PATIENTS AUSTRALIA

MPA, a support group for people with Melanoma and their family's. We meet on the third Friday of each month at 10am in RSL House, 106 Memorial Drive Cottontree. New members welcome.

For more information, phone 0412 689 546. The next meeting is on Friday, November 15 at 10am.

MISSION FELLOWSHIP GROUP

COME along to Peter's Anglican Church Maroochydore for a fundraising sale in the Church Hall to help support support Bush Church Aid,(CMS.) and Barnabas Fund. When you're worn out from buying home made cakes, jam, pre-loved books, plants or craft items, relax with a Devonshire Tea on Thursday, November 7 from 8.30am. St Peters Anglican Church is on the Cnr of Church St & Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

Phone 07 5443 6134.

AIR NOOSA BRANCH

RETIRED or About to Retire? Association of Independent Retirees (AIR) Noosa Branch. AIR is the peak National not-for-profit organisation supporting self-funded retirees or those about to retire. Next General Meeting is on Thursday, November on 9.45am for 10am start at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Speakers: Llew O'Brien MP (Federal MP for Wide Bay) jointly with Dan Purdie MP (State Member for Ninderry). Topic: Issues for Self-Funded Retirees. Cost $6 pp Members $10 pp non-Members includes morning tea. Visitors welcome. Phone 0478 479 049 or go to facebook.com/AIRNoosa.

SUNSHINE COAST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Join us once again for an evening of spectacular and exciting music - traditional, classical and fun! Mezzo Soprano Sarah Sullivan will perform the celebrated Habanera by Bizet and the beautiful "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" "Softly awakes my heart" from Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saëns. Sing along with a medley of old favourites like Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Auld Lang Syne, Waltzing Matilda and the iconic Elgarian "Pomp & Circumstance". Bring your flags, streamers and whistles, let your hair down and recall the traditions of the "old country." Saturday, November 30 at 7pm at 114 - Bokarina. Conductor - Adrian King. Guest Soloist - Sarah Sullivan. Supper will be available for purchase.Ticket prices: Pre-paid /concession $30; Groups of 10+ $27; at the door $35; Children under 16 Free.

Tickets available at Venue 114 on 07 5413 1400. For more go to sunshinecoast symphony orchestra.com.

BOOMERANG BAGS NOOSA

VOLUNTEER at Boomerang Bags. Would you like to sew boomerang bags at home? We can give you packs of fabric cut and ready to sew. It would be preferable if you have an overlocker. From the sale of bags, we have donated over $4,000 to Ocean Crusaders to help remove rubbish from the Noosa River.

Phone Sandra on 0466 449 946 for more.

On Thursday, October 17 children from the Montville State School visited the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild's shed, accompanied by Principal Adam Montgomery. The boys and girls tried their hands at pyrography (burning images on wood). Some of their work was extremely good. They were very polite and well-behaved and were a credit to their parents and teaching staff.
During October children from the Montville State School visited the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild's shed, accompanied by Principal Adam Montgomery. The boys and girls tried their hands at pyrography (burning images on wood). Some of their work was extremely good. They were very polite and well-behaved and were a credit to their parents and teaching staff.

THE BLACKALL RANGE WOODCRAFTERS GUILD

MEMBERS are busy preparing for their annual Santa Shop to be held in St Marys Hall, Montville on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 December. There will be a variety of wooden items for sale, including kitchen utensils and children's toys. Croquet: Come and try this unique sport. Offering great exercise for mind and body. Club location, Syd Lingard Drive Buderim (opposite cricket fields).

See Headland Buderim Croquet Club Facebook for more details or call Helen on 0429 433 339.

MANAGING ANXIETY WORKSHOPS

Learn how to manage anxiety in your life. Over 4 weeks learn about why we worry, what causes our anxiety to increase, ways to manage symptoms of anxiety, and plan for future life without overwhelming worry.

This free course will be held at Noosa Community Health starting Thursday 7/11/19. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone to book your place on 54495944.

VIEW CLUBS

Buderim

OUR Club member Mrs Pat Cooney was nominated for the 'Making a Difference' Award. This special award is for women who have gone above and beyond to help their local club and community. Pat has been a member of the Buderim VIEW club for 25 years and her contribution to the club has been significant, said President Jenny Jackson who nominated Pat Cooney for the award.

Guests are very welcome to attend our monthly Lunch & Meeting. Attending our club's events will help raise funds for educating students of underprivileged families. Our club always has an interesting guest speaker at the monthly Luncheon Meetings, plus there is a social event held on the third Wednesday of the month. Next meeting is Wednesday, November 6 from 11am for 11.30am start at Buderim Tavern. Cost: $28. To attend one of the monthly Lunches, please send email to wockagrandy @optusnet.com.au or phone by the previous Sunday to the first Wednesday.

Caloundra Evening

OUR September Dinner was a colourful event with members dressed for a Beach Party. Tables were decorated with miniature deckchairs and beachgoers, while the room was decked out with beach towels and umbrellas to celebrate the Club's 24th Birthday. Our October Dinner featured Guest Speaker Ralph Van Gelder, a United Nations agriculture and Livestock Consultant. Ralph and his wife Adrienne spent many years advising communities all over Central and Northern Asia, including spending several years in Mongolia. He explained the hardships and poverty faced by the women who managed farms in the bitterly cold climate of the Luss steppe country, whilst their husbands were travelling far from home to market their wool.

Ladies interested in joining our very friendly group or assisting with the Learning Club, phone Sue on 0403 504 408.

Glasshouse Country

OUR next outing is on November 5 amd will be a celebration of Melbourne Cup. One group will meet at Club Glasshouse and the other at a member's home. There will be sweeps, buffet lunch and a fun day. Our lunch meeting will be at 11am on November 20 at the Glasshouse Sports Club and our guest speaker will be from Sunshine Coast Library.

Anyone interested in joining us would be most welcome, phone Trish on 07 5493 0026 or Janet on 0448 845 303.

Glasshouse Country View Club members enjoyed a recent outing to Ewan Maddock Dam.
Glasshouse Country VIEW Club members enjoyed a recent outing to Ewan Maddock Dam.

BUDDINA COAST CARE

JOIN us under the shade of the Casuarina trees anytime between 8am-10am for our dune care activities (planting natives and removing weeds) on Tuesday, November 12 at Beach Access 201 (opposite LaBalsa Park) on Pacific Blvd, Buddina. All provisions, tools, plants, conversation and morning tea are provided.

Buddina Coast Care is a small community volunteer group and new volunteers and visitors are welcome. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Follow us at facebook.com/ Buddinacoastcare/.

41St ANNUAL STAMP FAIR

THE Caloundra Stamp Club is hosting its Annual Stamp Fair at Kawana Community Centre, Naminya St, Buddina (off Point Cartwright Road) on Saturday, November 16. The Stamp Fair will commence at 8.30am-3.30pm.

In attendance will be SEQLD Stamp Clubs, Professional Stamp Dealers. Activities will include viewing and purchasing stamps and philatelic items from Club Exchange Books, Professional Dealers, a Sale by Tender (Club Auction) and a Huge Bargain Table all holding bargain stamps and philatelic items. There will be lucky door prizes and a multiple prize raffle.

Entry is free. There will be on site refreshments, ample parking is available with ground floor disabled access. For more, phone the Club Secretary on 07 5492 7233 or the Club Publicity Officer on 0417 720 581. We will next meet at 1pm Thursday, November 4 with a Christmas in December. Meetings are held at the Bellvista Community Centre, Lomond Cres, Bellvista.

OLDER WOMENS NETWORK QLD

IN SEPTEMBER, senior women from Queensland gathered at Gunabul Homestead in Gympie for the AGM of OWNQ . Attendees came from Gympie, Mackay, Bribie Island, Woody Point, Gold Coast, Logan, Capalaba, and Mitchelton for this major event in the OWNQ calendar.

Winner of the Gympie Senior Citizen of the Year Award, Ms Lee Hodgson, is President of Older Women's Network Qld and organised the vibrant occasion with assistance from members from the Gympie Branch.

Over 70 women attended from Queensland and enjoyed good food and company along with enlightening presentations from guest speakers.

Older Women's Network Qld is an organisation dedicated to providing fun, friendship and social connection for older women to enjoy the company of other women at a similar stage of life.

Phone Lee Hodgson on 0429 831 414 or the state office of OWNQ, on 07 3358 2301.

SUNSHINE COAST COMPUTER CLUB INC

INQUIRIES for Computer Club help these days have changed more to mobile phones and tablets both Apple and Android over computers.

If you are having problems with these, joining our club could help.

Members are also alerted to safe use of this technology when doing this to avoid scams etc. Come as a visitor to a weekly Club meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning for an introductory chat to our Welcoming members and see what happens at meetings if you are wanting help with your technology equipment.

Phone 07 5492 1005, go to sccc.org.au or email sccc@internode.on.net.

KAWANA SENIORS

WE MEET weekly at the Kawana Library Community Hall every Thursday morning at 9.30am for friendship plus meeting new people. Each week we have an entertainer, play Hoy and Bingo and Indoor Bowls plus spin the wheel, lucky door fruit and meat tray raffles and gifts for Hoy and Bingo wins.

A full and enjoyable morning is promised. All visitors welcome.

Visitor inquiries may be made through President Selima Taylor on 07 5452 5979.