Group guide: Toowoomba
DAY BUS TRIP
THE Bus leaves Toowoomba for Dolphins Leagues Club, Redcliffe on the third Tuesday of the month. Cost $30.
Phone 07 4634 3751 or 0418 878 867 for further details.
TOOWOOMBA QUILTERS CLUB INC
RESIDENTS and staff at the Canossa Wing invited Toowoomba Quilters Club representatives for morning tea on Thursday, October 17 to acknowledge their generous gift of 16 quilts to the St Vincent's Care Services secure dementia unit.
A staff member, Janita, had approached the Quilters Club about quilts for residents during the Club's recent annual Quilt Exhibition at the Salo Centre during Carnival of Flowers week.
Helen, from St Vincent's Care Services (formerly Lourdes Home) thanked Toowoomba Quilters Club members on behalf of Canossa Wing residents while expressing appreciation for their creative skills and generosity. During morning tea residents were keen to choose a quilt for their own bed.
Viewers Choice Quilts Winners announced: Visitors to the recent Toowoomba Quilters Club annual Quilt Exhibition at the Salo Centre in Rome Street during September's 70th Carnival of Flowers week were invited to choose their favourite Large Quilt and their favourite Small Quilt /Item from the many on display. This year the Club member whose quilt received the most Viewers Choice votes for a Large Quilt was Carol Bateman. Her quilt 'Spectacular Springtime' featured red waratahs and bottle brush with green leafy borders. Some 3-D waratah flower blocks, highlighted by the custom quilting design, made it a spectacular quilt.
In second place was Beryl Mayes quilt 'Bubbles for Kylie', a large quilt for her daughter.
An Encouragement Award was won by Lynne Pemberton for her 'Remembrance' quilt made for her son who serves in the Australian army. First Viewers Choice winner in the Small Quilt/Item section was Lee Hicks 'Block within a Block' quilt. Visitors were invited to turn this quilt upside down to reveal its alternate 3-D look.
Many people were fascinated by it. Jan Greville's small quilt of a wolf titled 'Winter is Coming' was runner-up. Third place was awarded to Rhonda Cyznski for her Patchwork Jacket.
Rhonda looks forward to wearing her new jacket. Congratulations to all our worthy winners.
Thank you to all our Exhibition visitors who voted for their favourite Quilt and Small Item. Most people walk away saying "it was so difficult to choose just one". And it always is!
NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA
Garden City - Toowoomba
THE last meeting for 2019 for Garden City-Toowoomba National Seniors will be held at the Drayton Bowls Club on Monday November 18.
It will commence at 9.30am with a Special Meeting to pass the new Branch Constitution.
This will be followed by morning tea before we continue with the mornings meeting and guest speakers. It has been customary at this last meeting each year to have our own members as guest speakers and to test our abilities with a left/right game. Visitors welcome. Cost $7.
Our branch Christmas Party is on Monday December 2. Members need to book for catering purposes.
For more information, phone Hazel on 07 4635 4519.
WE HOLD our morning teas the first Thursday of each month at All Seasons Function Centre, cnr. North & Tor Sts. Wilsonton, commencing at 9.30am.
On November 7, representatives from Prostate will give a talk. Our first morning tea for 2020 will be February 6, which is our annual donation to Adopt a Room at the Hospice. December 5 will be our Christmas Luncheon. We have monthly bus trips third Thursday of the month, next one will be February 20, 2020.
For information, phone Desma on 07 4613 6750.
SINGING FOR STANTHORPE
A GOLD Coast community choir wants to raise the roof and plenty of funds for drought-stricken communities out West. Stanthorpe has a special place in the hearts of the members of Fasolati, a fun contemporary choir based on the Gold Coast. That was where four friends, who were visiting Stanthorpe for the weekend in 2011, found themselves breaking into song in a pub late one evening, encouraged by the patrons, as the band was packing up for the night.
On the spur of the moment, they decided to call themselves Fasolati, taking the name from the well-known tonal scale Do Rem Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do, which was taken from a hymn chanted at vespers during the Middle Ages. Once home, the friends persuaded music teacher and musical director for many theatre productions on the Gold Coast, Mary Walters, to take up the challenge and form a choir comprising many other friends who love singing and who wish to do it well.
Seven years on, the choir numbers around 35 members and Mary, with conductor Anne Ryan, is presenting a concert on the Gold Coast to raise funds for water supplies for families in the Stanthorpe region.
Concert numbers include Lloyd Webber's The Prayer (popularized by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli) and The Lion King favourite Can You Feel The Love Tonight, as well as Lied an die Freude (Ode to Joy), the Russian hymn Tebye Poyem, Vivaldi's Gloria, Annies Song, Bridge over Troubled Water and All that Jazz. Fasolati performs at 3.30pm on Sunday, November 24, in St Peter's Anglican Church, corner of Southport Nerang Road and High Street. Admission is free and donations are requested in aid of drought relief.
The concert will conclude with cheese and wine around 4.30pm.