Fun things to do in the Redlands

Vic Pt Shopping Centre action

FUN for kids continues at the Victoria Point ShoppingCentre during the school holidays.

This week, until Saturday, January 12, there's a Back to School Craft Activity Zone. Kids can design their own pencil case or calico bag to use for school.

Monday to Wednesday, Design a Pencil Case; Thursday to Saturday - Design a Library Bag. Bring the kids in and have them design their own bag or pencil case for school. The activity is free, however bookings are essential. Sessions are at 10am, 11am and noon daily, located near Kmart. For bookings, phone 3820 8100 or email

Customers are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.

From Monday, January 14 to Saturday, January 19, there's a Snake and Reptile Show. Allan and his reptile friends are back!

Shows are on the hour from 11am to 2pm daily. This activity is free and will be located near Kmart.

From Monday, January 21 to Friday, January 25, there's Muffin Break Cookie Decorating from 9.30am and 1.30pm daily, near Muffin Break. Cost is $5 per child and bookings are essential. The fee includes Cookie Decorating, popper and small coffee.

Wendys Sundae Fundae Workshops will be held 10am daily near Wendys, at a cost of $5 per child. Bookings are essential.Fee includes includes sundae and small coffee. To book, phone 3820 8100 or email

A Scottish New Year

JOIN the Redlands Sporting Club Pipe Band and learn drums or bagpipes.

You may also be an experienced player looking for a home. They practise in the Bocce Courts of the Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point on Thursday nights. There are children learning to play, young people and older and experienced members, so come and try something new. The band plays at community events, as well as private functions. For more information, phone Allan on 3822 8253.

Visit our museum

THE New Year at Redland Museum starts with an exhibition called Wildflowers of Wallaby Creek, by local botanical artist Jan Acton.

It is based on a year of discovery in the Australian bush at Wallaby Creek in the Mount Cotton area and comprises 70 exquisite artworks and extracts from Jan's diary. This exhibition will continue until the end of February.

Building of the extension to the museum is making very good progress and should be completed early in the New Year. This will give the museums much more display area to show their very large collection to visitors.

The Hobbies series continues to prove popular with visitors. Seventh in the series is the exhibition of a large collection of 54 Enid Blyton books from last century, belonging to museum volunteer, Sandra Davis. This has been extended, by popular request, till January 18. This display celebrates the 70th anniversary of Blyton's Famous Five series of 21 books, the first one, "Five On A Treasure Island" being published in 1942. Other series featured in the exhibition are "Noddy", "The Enchanted Wood", "Malory Towers", "The Secret Seven". This exhibition is of interest to Enid Blyton enthusiasts. Most of the books are original editions.

Would you like to become a volunteer at the museum? The work there is challenging and interesting, the camaraderie great. Please call in to see the team, or phone 3286 3494. Redland Museum is at 60 Smith Street, Cleveland. Hours are Monday to Friday: 10am to 3.30pm, Saturday 1pm to 4pm, Sunday 10am. to 4pm. Phone 3286 3494.

Yurara Art Society

A WORKING bee will be held at Yurara Art Studio on Monday, January 21 at 9am.

Please, members, come along and help. We can promise you "wild music and a scrumptious morning tea" and a satisfying morning.

The Portrait group will resume on February 4. Phone Sylvia 32079590 for further information. For any member wishing to paint on Monday mornings in January, Val Turner is arranging it.The Life Drawing group will resume on January 18. Phone Noelene on 0409313488 for further information.

To join the Outdoor Painting group, phone Liz 0418 887 168 for details. I will give you information as to when our tutored classes resume in the weeks to come. .

For further information on Yurara visit our website


KINDILAN Outdoor Education Conference Centre at Redland Bay is running a number of exciting holiday programs.

The Child Care Benefit rebate is available with all of the programs. There are vacancies most days, however places are filling fast.

The Goanna Gang Program, suitable for children starting school in 2013 to seven years, offers a mix of adventurous and relaxing activities while emphasising a strong connection with nature. Each day has a different theme and kids really enjoy the range of games and activities we have to offer. Programs are running from now till January 11 and January 21 to 25 (come along for 1, 2 or 3 days).

The Adventure Holiday Program (8-13 years) includes adventure activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, low ropes, canoeing, rafting, archery and adventure games. New activities are also included each holidays to entertain the return visitors. Programs are running from now till January 11 (come along for 1, 2 or 3 days or attend our overnight program on January 8-11 and January 21-23(day visits and overnight program).

All programs include full catering, accommodation and qualified instructors. For more information and to make a booking please visit our website, or give us a call on 3206 7291.

Learn line dancing

COME and join a fun group and learn how to line dance, which is second to none for

exercising your mind and body.

Make new friends, and join in the laughter with the friendly group. We meet every Monday at the Donald Simpson Centre,

Bloomfield Street, Cleveland from noon. All ages are welcome on your own or with a partner. Contact Liz 3821 4379 e-mail for more information.

Try square dancing

WHAT is on your bucket list? Try Modern Square Dancing.

Adult Beginner Classes commence in 2013 at the following Redlands Clubs. Dress: casual and cool with comfortable footwear.

Gumdale Grandsliders - Tuesday, January 29, 10am at the Community Hall, Windemere Road, Alexandra Hills. Cost $6. First Session free. Enquiries to Harold 3207 3577 or

Salad Bowl Squares, Friday,February 8 at 7pm at the Anglican Parish Hall, 17-19 Station Street, Wellington Point. Cost $6. First Session Free. Enquiries to Bev 3286 2260 or

Redland Bay Senior Citizens, Monday, February 25 at 9am at the Community Hall, Weinam Street, Redland Bay (next to Police Station). Cost $3. Enquiries to Colleen 3388 6071 or

If you can walk, you can dance. Fun, Fitness and Friendship is guaranteed.


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