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Create and play morning

A create and play morning will be held at Redland Community Centre, 29 Loraine Street, Capalaba on Mondays, February 23, March 9 and 23 from 9.30am - 11am. Cost is $5 per family. Register on 3245 2117.

Redland Genealogical Society

The Redland Genealogical Society meets on Wednesday, February 11 at the Donald Simpson Centre, Bloomfield Street, Cleveland, at 12.15pm. Visitors welcome; $2 admission. Members are on duty in the Cleveland Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am-12.30pm and on Saturdays 12.30pm- 3.30pm to help with family history queries. Contact Helen on 3206 3760 or Audrey on 3821 2894.

Create poppies

Join a small group from 1pm-3pm on Tuesdays February 24 and March 3 at Redland Community Centre, 29 Loraine St, Capalaba to knit, crochet or sew red poppies for the '5000 Poppies' tribute supporting the 100th Anzac anniversary. Contact 3245 2117 for details.

Learn to crochet

Crocheting lessons will be held at the Redland Community Centre, 29 Loraine Street, Capalaba from 12.30pm-2.30pm on Wednesdays for five weeks from February 25. Cost is $25. Contact 3245 2117.

Dance for Life fun for women

IF you are a woman in your 40s to 60s plus and would like some regular exercise that's also great fun regardless of your shape, size or ability, then join us in the Dance for Life programs conducted by Here's to Life. Jazz with Pizazz and Magical Tap programs provide a guaranteed stress busting, confidence building and really interesting workout. Call Steph Meggitt for more information on 3206 7201 or www.heresto life.org.au

Ladies Drum Corps

Learning to play a marching drum may be easier than you think. Cathy, Peggy, and Samantha can teach you using a simple phonic method. For those who may not be able to carry a drum there is still a place for you as a marcher. Practice is held on Wednesdays at 7pm in the car park at Toondah Harbour, Cleveland. To join or to book the band, contact Peggy at 3821 3519 or Margaret on 38245919, or email redlandladiesdrumcorps@live.com.au

Redlands Horticultural Society

The next meeting, including the AGM, will be held from 9am on February 16 at Thornlands Dance Palais, cnr Island Outlook Ave, Cleveland Redland Bay Road.

Ormiston House open

HERITAGE listed Ormiston House will be open to visitors on Sunday,  every Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm. Entry fee is $5/$1 and Devonshire tea is $5. Booking is not required. Visit www.ormistonhouse.org.au or phone 3286 1425, 0457 675 137.

Redland Bridge Club

The second session of the club's championship teams event will be held on February 13. Contact Deirdre on 0402 131 172.

Redlands Floral Art Club

THE club will meet on Friday, February in the Scout Hut in Ormiston, cnr Gordon and Bainbridge streets from 9-30am-noon. The bench work is By Candlelight. Contact Irene Corbett on 3822 1990.

Psychic experience

A psychic experience will be held in the Manly/Lota RSL Hall, 184 Melville Terrace, Manly on Saturday, February 14 from 4pm-8pm. Admission is $3, readings of 20 minutes are $25 or $35 if a particular reader is requested. All proceeds to The Christian Spiritual Fellowship which meets Sundays at 6.30pm at the Thorneside Community Hall, 188-195 Mooroondu Road Thorneside. Contact 3206 0696 or 3206 0495.

Redlands Multicultural Group

The group meets in the D Block, Room 1.20, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, Windemere Road , Alexandra Hills, on Thursday, February 12. Contact Shahin on 3822 5034 or email shahinmast@ yahoo.com

Baha'i devotional meeting

Redland Baha'i Community will hold a devotional meeting at the Lion's Club Community Centre,122 Shore Street, North Cleveland on Sunday February 15 at 9.30am. Contact Wendy on 3207 2787 or visit www.bahai.org.au

Coochie Art Group

The next tutoring class in watercolour painting techniques will be held on Coochiemudlo Island on Tuesday, February 17. The group travels from the Victoria Point Jetty catching the 8.30am ferry and returning by 4pm. Contact Pat Marini on 3207 0456, or email pjmarini@iinet.net.au

Come and mingle

Minglers social group invites mature age singles to its group every Friday at Hog's Breath Cafe Cleveland from 7pm-9pm, for social drinks and mingling. Contact Carolyn on 3822 6037 or Archie on 0424 089 797.

Play bridge

The Eastern Suburbs Bridge Club plays at the Redlands Multi Sports Club, Randall Road, Birkdale on Mondays from 6.45pm (no partner required) and Thursdays from 9.45am. Supervised play is on Wednesdays at 9am. For Thursday partners and enquiries phone Jill on 3420 6685.

Get rhythm

Join Baysamba and get into Brazilian samba drumming every Tuesday from 6.30pm-8pm at the Pine Lodge Equestrian Centre, Sheldon. Instruments and expert tuition provided; gold coin donation. Contact Alf on 0417 970 180.

Redlands RSL Sub Branch

The February League Gathering of the Redlands RSL Sub Branch will be held on Sunday, February 22 at 10am in the Gallipoli Room of the RSL. Phoen the club to arrange transport. Service members' renewals of $10 now due. If you have not paid by the end of February your membership will lapse. Pay at reception or phone 3488 1105. RSL Headquarters is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm with league, pension and welfare officers available.

Redlands RSL Joint Venture

Joint Venture meets every Wednesday morning at Catholic Parish Hall, Passage Street Cleveland to play indoor bowls, bingo and cards. Entry is $2 a week. Annual fees are $5 and are now due to enable voting at the AGM on February 25. Nomination forms for executive and committee positions close on February 18. Contact 3207 6609.

Lions club roars

If you would like to give something back to the community, this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Lions Club of Cleveland members are all volunteers and part of the world's largest and most active service organisation. Find out how you can be part of this great team by phoning Pauline on 3206 7287.

Moreton Bay South TPI Centre

The TPI Centre will meet at 11.30am on Wednesday, February 25, in the Veterans Community Centre, Passage Street, Cleveland. Contact Diana on 0478 092 773 for welfare related problems. Mail to 6 Loraine St, Capalaba, Qld, 4157; email koalas.place@optus net.com.au.

St Pauls hoy

ST Pauls Guild will hold a hoy morning on Wednesday, February 18 in St Paul's Anglian Church hall, Cross Street, Cleveland. Entry is $4. Phone Barbara on 3286 2479 or Jan on 0438 119 219.

Beginner line dance class

learn how to line dance on Mondays at 11.30am and Thursdays at 6.30pm at the Donald Simpson Centre Community Centre, Cleveland. Contact Liz 3821 4379, email elizabethkeenan15@gmail.com.

Ladies' gentle exercise

The group meets from 5.30pm-6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Cleveland Uniting Church hall, Passage Street, Cleveland. The groups are led by a qualified personal trainer who tailors the exercises to suit the needs and physical capability of each member. For more information, contact Wendy on 0412 051 021.

CUC Men's Shed

The shed opens on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am, at the Cleveland Uniting Church, Passage Street. For more information, contact Graham on 3824 2606.

Yurara Art Society

The Holiday Collection exhibition in the Yurara gallery will be open every Sunday from 11am - 3pm until the end of February. A weekend workshop with Colley Whisson will be held on March, 21-22 from 9.30-4pm; phone Danielle 3206 6185 for more info and to register. Yurara's address is Pinklands Reserve, Cleveland-Redland Bay Rd. Thornlands; visit www.redland yurara.com.

Help with meals

Are you struggling to prepare your meals because you are disabled or recovering from an illness? Let Meals on Wheels step in and help you. There is no age restriction and a doctor's referral is not required. Arrange to have a nutritious three-course meal delivered to your home by phoning 3286 2626 or go to www.clevelandmealsonwheels.com.au.

Redland City Bands AGM

The bands' AGM will be held on Friday, February 20 from 6.45pm for supper before the 7.30pm meeting in the Edgar Harley Pavilion, Cleveland Showgrounds, Smith Street. For information and to RSVP email red landcitybands@gmail.com.

Go walking at Wellington Point

The Wello Wanderers group meets at 5.30am at Tanya's Cafe, corner Main Road and Oceanic Street, Wellington Point for a one-hour walk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Just show up before 5.30am or phone Glenys on 0417 635 008 or Matty on 0402 284 289.

Gen Y Talk

A new speaking club called Gen Y Talk, for people in the 18-35 age range, starts at 7pm on Thursday, February 12 at Cleveland Tavern, Shore St Cleveland. Meetings will continue on the second and fourth Thursday each month. Conatct James on 0431 371 638, Pam on 3206 0757 or email genytalk@ hotmail.com.

Salvos clearance sale

Cleveland and Capalaba Salvos Stores are having a huge clothing clearance sale on February 13. All clothing will be $4 and under. Capalaba Salvos store is at 71 Redland Bay Rd and the Cleveland store is 25/31 Shore Street West.

Coffee Chat

THE next Redlands Centre for Women Coffee Chat will be at The Terrace Cafe, 21 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland from 10am-noon, on Friday, February 13. RSVP to email coffeechat@redlandscentrefor women.com.

U3A news

Life in Australia meets at the Donald Simpson Centre Monday, February 16 at 9.30am with Prof. Col MacKerras speaking on China - Australian relations; cost $4. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement sessions are at the Donald Simpson Centre at 9.15am on February 11, 18 and 25; contact Sheila on 3488 0639. Contact the office to register interest for Introduction to Criminal Law or Marine Science classes. A watercolour art group meets at the Donald Simpson Centre on Wednesdays from 1pm - 4pm; contact Carolyn on 3824 1874. Tutors are needed for watercolour art, call Melanie on 0424 27 13 57, iPad, call Madeleine on 3286 6756. Card making is on Thursdays from 1.30 - 4pm; call Margaret on 3286 2133. The office is open at the Cleveland State High School Room F5 from 9am - noon Monday to Friday during school terms; phone 3821 3888.

Victoria Point NSA

THE next meeting is at 9.30am on Monday, March 9 at the Baptist Church Hall, Barcrest Drive. For information, contact Barbara on 3820 6373.

Victoria Point Seniors

The group meets every Monday at the community hall, cnr Link Rd and Colburn Ave from 12.30pm to 4pm for cards and carpet bowls. Cost to play is $3; annual fees are $3. Enquiries to Gwen on 3207 8291.

Cleveland Senior Citizens

THE club meets at the Donald Simpson Community Centre on Thursdays at 9am for indoor bowls, cards (500) and bingo. Contact Ray on 0408 871 520, Fay on 3207 6609 or Dee on 3824 3902.

Capalaba Seniors

The club meets at the library building on Fridays at 9am for indoor bowls and cards (500). It is $5 for membership, $20 to play and $1 for raffle. Contact Merle on 3821 4168.

Footlites rehearsing

FOOTLITES is rehearsing for its new show and needs sound operator, sopranos and some new men. Anyone interested should phone director Pat Robertson on 3829 0121. Footlites is a Redlands U3A activity.

RDCOTA activities

The Seniors' Refresh Space is at the Art Space, Capalaba Library at 9.30am on Thursday, February 12. Gold coin donation welcome. RDCOTA trained volunteers can help queries regarding seniors issues. Broadband for Seniors computer classes are now open; call for an appointment. More volunteers are needed to provide administrative support in the office. If you can spare one day a week, please give us a call. Annual memberships are now due. For just $5 for an individual and $20 for organisational membership, you can provide valuable support to RDCOTA's work in the community. Contact 3488 0680 or seniors@ rdcota.org.au. The RDCOTA office is at 57 Wynyard Street, Cleveland.

Redland Bay Seniors

THE club meets on Mondays at 8.30am for parchment cards, 9am for square/line dancing, 11am for 500 cards and noon for carpet bowls and bingo. On Wednesdays carpet bowls and canasta at noon. Computer classes available. Contact Laurie 3821 4380 or Helen 3206 7853.

Alcoholics Anonymous

IF drinking is costing you more than money, then AA can help you to recover. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who learn to solve their drinking problem. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. Call the 24-hour help line 1300 222 222.

Russell Island: Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Russell Island at the Community Centre, Jackson Rd, on Saturdays from 3-4pm. Use the side entrance. Phone Alan 3103 2203. Visitors welcome.

Cleveland NSA

THE club meets on Friday, February 20 in the Gallipoli room in the RSL for 9.45am. The guest speaker is from the police department. The February trip is to the Southport RSL. Contact Peter on 3207 0348 to book the trips or for information on the National Seniors.

Redlands RAAF Association

All ex-RAAF, RAF, RNZAF, Army or Navy aviation personnel, their dependants, cadets and any ex-aviation personnel from Australia's allied military forces are invited to the RAAF Association, Redlands branch meetings on the second Sunday of every second month at 10.30am in the Gallipoli room of Redlands RSL and to social gatherings on Wednesdays at 3pm in the RSL. For enquires about the RAAF Association contact Lindsay on 3829 2622 or David on 0439 855 894.

Job application support

THE Redland Community Centre offers one-on-one job application support sessions for people who are looking to update their resumes or are having trouble knowing how to address selection criteria in a job application. The one-hour sessions are held each Wednesday at 9am, 10am and 11am at 29 Loraine Street, Capalaba. To book, phone 3245 2117.

Volunteer with Circle of Men

The Circle of Men requires volunteers to visit men in a group situation at hospitals and local aged care facilities within the Redlands. Training provided. Enquiries to Mike on 3820 8283 or Ross on 3848 4349.

Fibromyalgia support

Redlands Fibromyalgia Social Support Group meets on Friday, February 13 at 10.30am at Redlands RSL, 8 Passage Street Cleveland. Contact Kerrie Beaver on 0422 642 488 or email kerriebeaver@ hotmail.com.

Healing rooms open

Redlands Healing Rooms is a Christ-centred healing ministry open on Mondays from 6pm - 8pm at the Salvation Army, 1 MacArthur Street, Alexandra Hills. Visit www.healingrooms.com.au or contact Greg on 0418 726 004 or Jos on 0423 179 142.

Al-Anon Family Groups

DO you worry about someone else's drinking? Are family plans often delayed or disrupted? Do you think if the drinker loved you the drinking would stop? Do you often feel angry and alone that no-one understands? Al-Anon Family Groups, help for families and friends of alcoholics and problem drinkers. We help one another by sharing our experience, strength and hope. Local meetings are held: Monday 6.30pm Community Health Centre, Weippin Street, Cleveland; Tuesday 9.30am Presbyterian Church (rear door), 164 Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point; Wednesday 10am Room 6, Capalaba Community Centre, Loraine Street, Capalaba; Friday CWA Hall, 2 Waterloo Street, Cleveland. For further information contact 3854 0331.

Lakeview Men's Shed

The shed is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 3pm at the Anglicare Retirement Village, Boundary Road, Thornlands. Contact Graeme Brown on 0419 636 328 for more details.

Diabetes exercise group

Group diabetes exercise classes are conducted in Victoria Point and Cleveland by accredited exercise physiologists. Bulk-billing and private health rebates are available. Contact Matthew on 3207 0215.

Hearing impaired support

Redlands Hearing Impaired Support Group meets on Saturday, February 14 for 9.30am start at the Donald Simpson Community Centre, corner Bloomfield and Russell Sts Cleveland. Fay Doherty will speak on RDCOTA and Seniors Information Plus. An FM system will be available for those who wear a hearing aid with T switch. Contact Paul on 0414 823 543.

Join Seniors Online

FOR one-on-one home tutoring on your computer/ tablet, join Seniors Online, for the over 50s in Redland City. Volunteer mentors offer training with ongoing support. Learner membership is $40, with a one-off $20 joining fee. Contact 3210 6983 or www.bsol.asn.au.

Capalaba Meals on Wheels

If you or someone you know, regardless of age, has difficulty in preparing a meal then Capalaba Meals on Wheels may be able to help. MoW delivers fresh, nutritious meals to your door daily for the price of $8 per meal. This consists of a hot meal, salad or soup, dessert and a drink. Contact Nora on 3390 3450.

Alexandra Hills Men's Shed

NEW members are welcome at Alexandra Hills Men's Shed. Weekly shed open times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 3053 2768 or 0412 244 409 or shed phone 0474 113 844 or visit www.alexhillsmensshed.com.au.

Mater baby clinics

MATER Pharmacy Redland has a midwife available, free, every Monday from 9am-noon to weigh and measure your baby and answe questions on the general health of your child. Mater Pharmacy Redland is at 16 Weippin Street, Cleveland, contact: 3163 7411.

Check your pressure

MATER Pharmacy Redland offers free blood pressure checks. A pharmacist will take your blood pressure and help you understand what your numbers mean. We can discuss factors affecting your blood pressure and ways to lower your risk. Mater Pharmacy Redland is at 16 Weippin Street, Cleveland; phone 3163 7411.