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Thursday July 11, Beaudesert Book Club meets at Beaudesert Library in beautiful Jubilee Park at 1pm. Book club members book was "Skin and Bone" by Kathryn Fox. All welcome.


Beaudesert Bush Bards meets 9.15am Friday July 12 at Arts and Info Centre, Brisbane Street Beaudesert. Topics for poems are "School Days and Ways" and "My Favourite Things". Poems on "picnics" or "campfire cooking" welcome. Geraldine King reminds BBBs that Queensland Titles are in September, a great opportunity to see another side of the Bush Poetry world. To discuss at meeting; entries are limited. Car pool option.


The Roadvale dance starts 7.30pm Friday July 12 with The Coachman playing. All welcome at dances.


TechnicTone plays at Hillview's winter woollies dance from 7.30pm Saturday July 13.


Blue Care meeting starts 1.30pm at the Centre, Duckett St, Beaudesert followed by afternoon tea and a bring and buy stall.


Next meeting is Tuesday July 23 with a full program of cards, bowls, singing and performing. Last meeting June Farmers, Terry Moloney, Glenys Beaman and Birdie Duncan accompanied community singing. Glenys Beaman and Birdie Duncan did some accordion duets Dreaming my dreams of you, My wild Irish Rose, Four in the morning and Que Sera. Soloist Arthur Day sang Scotland the brave, Everybody loves somebody sometime, Blue Moon. Main raffle winners were Dorrie Rogers and Jenny Seddon. Euchre winners were Joan Brose and Pat Ryan. Bowls winners were Barry Dunn, Jenny and Paul Seddon. Meetings are $12 each and include morning tea and lunch and well as entertainment.


A happy group of 62 members attended July Beaudesert Probus Club at the Golf Club. New member Ailsa Rolley was welcomed. Peter Cloonan resigned due to ill health. Sandy Stewart-Barnett became a Management Committee member. Following morning tea, guest speaker Sharon Clarke described her trip to South America, including Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands and Amazon River, with photos. Marg Bingley thanked Sharon and presented to her a Probus letter-opener. Probus meets 10am, first Wednesday monthly. Visitors and guests welcome. Information from Lyn on 5541 0532.


Book for the Shepherd's Walk on 07 55413740 10am-2pm Sunday to Thursday or The walk is Saturday July 20 and bookings due July 17. The buses leave at 8.30am but walkers must be there by 8am to pay, sign disclaimer form and check in on the list to ensure no one is lost.


Beaudesert born and bred girls Madonna Guy and Rosemay Thwaites are in California Suite whose season is July 19, 20, 26 and 27 at Mercury Theatre at Manly-Lota RSL hall, 184 Melville Terrace, Manly. Bookings online.


Rathdowney Theatre Restaurant has four dinner sessions on July 26, 27 and August 2, 3 and Sunday afternoon tea session July 28. Book asap with Janine 0427847955, Rathdowney School 07 55404333.


Sixty Rotarians and friends attended the Change-over dinner when past President Lesley Turton handed over the President's Collar to new President Linda Jackson. District Governor Terry Brown officiated. Joy Drescher was the MC for the night. St Mary's Father Kevin said Grace before dinner and short congratulatory speeches were made by Mayor Greg Christensen, Cr Michael Enright, State member Jon Krause, Alice Warby on behalf of the Honourable Scott Buchholz.

After her president's report Lesley handed out gifts to her board, flowers to DG Terry Brown's wife and ADG Karen Thomas. Linda Jackson was sworn in by Terry Brown and named her 2019/20 Board of Directors. The meeting finished exactly on time at 9pm.


For the fourth year, RSL women's auxiliary is providing Christmas cards for schools students to write messages to veterans serving overseas. So far veterans received 50kg of cards with many replies, thanks and photos. Unused Christmas cards are needed with more schools to supply when term commences. Cards can be left at RSL sub-branch at main traffic lights.Or contact Joanne Heit on 0400705374.


QCWA meets Thursday July 25 at 9.30am with morning tea first, meeting 10am.



Our reports from Templin Historic Museum are written by Gill Wells who volunteers at the museum each week. This week she writes: It's been beautiful day today and as it happens we had people picnicking, which is what we are always telling our visitors to do. That was great. We also had a couple come who wanted to make a group booking for June next year!! They were saying if they don't book things well ahead everything is booked up. This is for a car club so it sounds like lots of fun, as we always find it so, when any come to us.

We had some delightful children today too, who were amazed by the school room and the slates etc. We always encourage children to sit at the desks and write on the slates and generally have fun. What better way to teach the past? Come and see for yourself soon; maybe bring a picnic The museum is open from 9.30am until 3.30pm on Sundays and other times by appointment. For bookings phone 5463 1970.


The next Boonah Country Market morning will be held on Saturday July 13 at Springleigh Park, Coronation Drive Boonah. Markets are held from 7am-noon on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month weather permitting.

Boonah Country Markets have lots to choose from. Specialising in locally made goods from crafts, jams, plants, paintings, home cooking, fresh produce, market specials, bric-a-brac and much more. Extra parking is available each market morning in Bona Vista Avenue. Free Entry


The Kooralbyn RSL Markets are held at Billabong Park, Kooralbyn on the second Sunday of each month from 7am to noon with the next market morning on Sunday July 14. For information phone Lynn on 0400 610 055.


The next Sunday Afternoon Dance at Kalbar School of Arts Hall, Edward Street Kalbar will be held on Sunday July 14 from 1pm to 4.30pm. There will be enjoyable CD music collection with MJ, a variety of dances, afternoon tea, Monte Carlo, Spot Waltz and a raffle. Adults $10, high school students $5, primary school students/free (accompanied by adult).

The Sunday Afternoon Dances support the Scenic Rim Aqua Fitness Centre. All welcome. For enquiries phone 5463 8191.


The next Friday Flick at Boonah Cultural Centre on Friday July 19 at 10am, 1pm and 7pm will be Green Book(M). Green Book is set in 1962, inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (played by Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga (played by Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard. Running time:137 minutes.

Admission for Friday Flicks - Adults $10, concession $7.50. No online bookings are available with tickets to be purchased at the Box Office in person on the day of screening. Doors open at 6pm for the 7pm screening. Please Note: Screenings start sharp at the advertised times - no trailers


The next round of the free Age Friendly Savvy Kiosks to be held in July and August will be at Harrisville School of Arts on Tuesday July 16; Kalbar School of Arts Hall, 63 Edward St, Kalbar on Wednesday July 24; Kooralbyn Community Centre Hall, 79 Ogilvie Place Kooralbyn on Monday July 29; and at Rathdowney Hall on Tuesday August 6. Time for all kiosks: 9am to 1pm.

These kiosks are a small version of the Savvy Expo but there will be computer-trained staff to explain the use of various devices and help with any questions, bring your own device or use the ones provided, as well as wifi. There will also be some services on hand such as a dietitian, farm household assistance, service organisation, health professionals and much more. No bookings are required.

For more information contact Lacey on 5540 5014.This program is funded under the Queensland Government Age- Friendly funding.


Members of Boonah & District Senior Citizens Welfare Club look forward to meeting up with old friends from Beaudesert Senior Citizens Club when they visit Boonah Seniors on Wednesday July 17. Entertainment will be provided by Mike Kent, Graham Hart and David Barnes. Mike, David and Graham are always popular entertainers and members look forward to listening to them again.

Boonah Senior Citizens meet at Boonah Golf Club in Bruckner Hill Road Boonah on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9am to 1pm. To find out more about Boonah Seniors please ring Secretary Natalie McDonald on 5463 8285.


Scenic Rim Regional Council is proud to join the Queensland Writers Centre in presenting three free workshops and talks by writers and other creatives that provide opportunities for lifelong learning and skills development for Scenic Rim residents.

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday July 23 when award-winning writer and cultural producer Sophie Overett will share the basic skills and narrative structure of the scripted world of Hollywood in a Screenwriting for Non-Screenwriters workshop from 10am to 1pm at Boonah Cultural Centre, 3 High Street, Boonah. The following workshops will be held in August and September.

Open to members of the Scenic Rim Writers Groups and residents of Scenic Rim, each of these workshops is free to attend but registration is required. Register for these workshops by emailing: or phoning 5540 5050.

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By Pamela Hardgrave


Last Sunday saw many visitors come to the Information Centre where stalls were set up as part of Eat Local Week. Broke'N'Bones provided the music that gave the venue a festive feel and many sat back with their sausage sizzle and coffee and enjoyed the music and the most beautiful day.

After several cloudy and miserable days the sun shone brightly and this added to the festive feeling.

Meanwhile over at the campdraft arena nominees and their horses did their best to pilot the Drynan Family's well-fed cattle around the trees. It was only a small draft and the competition was finished by 1.30pm. It was a busy week-end in Rathdowney with yoga and soccer on Saturday and the Eat Local markets at the Information Centre and campdrafting at the Memorial Grounds on Sunday. The main street itself had bikes, cars and caravans parked bumper to bumper all day.

Next Thursday several volunteers from the centre have been invited to O'Reilly's Vineyard at Canungra to attend a famil. It is anticipated that famils will be held at various locations across the region and will become regular fact finding outings.


Thank you to Jacob, Casey, Leanne, Katie, Pam, Bec and Karen who all came along and so willingly helped out at the canteen on Sunday. You all did a wonderful job and everyone voted the roast beef and onion gravy rolls to be the best.


Local ladies over the age of 65 (we don't mind if you are younger.) are invited to attend the Fun, Friends and Fitness group every Wednesday at 11am. This hour of gentle, low-impact exercises is very popular with a small group of seniors and they would like more of you out there to join them. A snack is provided by Beaucare at the conclusion and all you need to bring is your water bottle and $6 to help cover the hire of the hall and the qualified instructor.


Yoga is held in the hall on Saturday morning (9.15) and Tuesday afternoon (5.30) . Yoga is a great way to improve strength, balance and flexibility. There are mats for your use if you don't have one but bring a water bottle and $10 for the instruction. Beginners are welcome. Come along and see what a difference yoga can make to your overall health.


The Ladies Soccer team is doing very well this season. At the moment they sit in the top four teams of the comp and have beaten the top team. Go girls! Saw a chappie from the caravan park laying out a soaker hose on the soccer field last week. No doubt the soccer club members are most grateful to him for the lovely green field they play on.


Last Tuesday Rathdowney Bowls Club members were joined by visitors from all areas of the region to contest the Gary Overton Memorial Trophy. Super Scroungers were played on June 28 and Bob Domjahn was the winner with Jim McCartney second and Merv Matthews third. Scroungers with a Jackpot are played every Saturday morning. Morning tea is at 9.30 and play starts at 10am. Contact Dot Cooke on 0407118014 if you would like to nominate.


Bookings for the P&C's Theatre Restaurant are now being taken. Phone Janine on 0427847955 or Wes on 0437342423 to make a booking. Tickets for each of the four evening performances of 'Jungle Fever' is $50 per person. This gives you a delicious three course meal and a performance that you will no doubt enjoy. The performances on the June 26 and 27 and August 2 and 3 are licensed and the doors open at 6pm. Tickets for the Sunday Matinee are $30 and afternoon tea is served. The doors will open at 2pm.

This will be the eighth theatre restaurant presented by the P&C with help from aspiring thespians from around the district. It is hoped that funds raised will pay for the hire of a bus to transport Upper School students on a fantastic excursion to Sydney, Canberra and the Jenolan Caves. They will also have a day visit to the Snowy Mountains to experience the snow.

Church Services are held every Sunday at 1pm at the Community Church on Barney view road. All are welcome.

The SRRC Mobile Library is in Rathdowney on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month and will be parked in the Bowls Club carpark with a wide range of reading materials and wifi for public use.