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LOVE YOUR PET? PROTECT THEM FROM HEARTWORM
RSPCA Queensland is reminding pet owners to protect the hearts that love them most - their pets. Heartworm is a serious yet preventable disease, most common in dogs, but cats can contract the parasite also.Heartworm is quite resistant to treatment. Prevention is the best method to protect your pets and avoid serious health issues.
Transmitted to pets from mosquitos, Queensland dogs are at risk of contracting heartworm if owners are not using effective preventatives. For further info visit www.rspcaqld.org.au
USE YOUR GREEN BIN CORRECTLY AND EARN A GREEN THUMB
As we head into peak season for garden organic disposal, Redlands City Council don’t want you to undo your hard work by putting contaminates in your green waste bin. Please place only organic waste which includes grass clippings, palm fronds, small sticks, hedge clippings, weeds, loose bark, shrubs and sawdust. Anything else such as hoses, building materials, pots and rocks and seedling trays will contaminate your green bins and waste all of your hard work and effort. For more info visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/greenwaste
HEATWAVES AND YOUR FUR BABIES
In this hot and humid weather, it is important to keep your pets cool with ample shade and water.
Some RSPCA top tips for keeping your pet cool:
· Never leave animals tethered as they can get tangled and not be able to reach shade or water.
· Walks and playtime early morning or late afternoon
· Never leave pets unattended in cars - they can turn into ovens in a matter of minutes.
If you see an animal in distress call 1300 ANIMAL a 24/7 Hotline or visit www.rspcaqld.org.au.
GARAGE / CAR BOOT SALE
Come along and grab a bargain at the thrift shop, bargain basement, cake stall, sausage sizzle, devonshire teas and multi raffles.
WHEN SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2024
WHERE ST PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH 4 CROSS ST CLEVELAND TIME 7AM TO 1130AM
If you are interested in having a table, please contact Margaret Beerling 0447 000 727
MODERN COUNTRY CLUB SOCIAL
$5 entry gets you great music with special guest appearances, free tea and coffee and supper. Hamburgers, sausages and chips are on sale, along with a bar with very reasonable prices and credit card and eftpos facilities are available.
WHEN SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2024
WHERE REDLANDS MODERN MUSIC CLUB CLEVELAND-REDLAND BAY RD THORNLANDS
(NEAR PINKLANDS SPORTING FIELDS) TIME 5PM TIL LATE Further info contact Karen 0420 802 810
FREE COMMUNITY BRUNCH
Redlands Church of Christ supplies a free brunch for our local community on the first Saturday of every month with the first for 2024 in February. Why not come along and have chat or look at the Bush Oasis Op shop before or after your brunch. Consisting of bacon, eggs, sausages, coffee, pancakes, toast, and juice.
WHEN SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2024
WHERE BUSH OASIS OP SHOP 51 ALLENBY RD ALEX HILLS TIME 9AM TIL 11AM
MODEL RAILWAY CLUB OPEN DAY
All aboard for an excellent family day out! Come and join Logan District Model Railway Club for morning tea and see and hear our club in action with model trains in operation. table sales of trains and accessories available to purchase with cash and EFTPOS on site. Free parking on site, with tea, coffee, soft drinks and sausage sizzle available for purchase.
WHEN SUNDAY 3RD MARCH 2024 (FEE FOR ENTRY) WHERE 76 SPRINGLANDS DRIVE SLACKS CREEK
TIME 9AM TIL 1PM For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
OVER 50’S FITNESS CLASSES
If you are over 50, and after a way to get fit and socialize afterwards, then these classes could be just what you are looking for. Not only good for your physical, but also your mental fitness too. They often have a cuppa and catch up afterwards, with a social outing once a month.
WHEN MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS EVERY WEEK 9:30AM TO 10:30AM
WHERE MONDAYS & THURSDAYS CLEVELAND SCOUTS HALL
TUESDAYS STAR OF THE SEA PARISH HALL CLEVELAND
For more info call Penny 0407 789 745 or email her at email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER MARINE RESCUE VICTORIA POINT The VMR Victoria Point is seeking active and auxiliary volunteers to jointheir dynamic team dedicated to saving of lives at sea. You will be trained in all aspects of marine activities to assist in the manning of their vessels and at the base. VMR Victoria Point are looking for Men and Women of all ages to fulfil all duties including, Radio operators, Fundraising people, and base duties if you’re not interested in being on the boats as crew. If you are aged between 18 and 80 years of age, please contact our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop down to the base on weekends for more information.
CHAMPIONS SUPPORT SERVICES
These champions assist the community with pantry food, fresh produce, clothing, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and other supermarket items including toiletries and cleaning products all at affordable prices. This is their way to give back to those in need, but the doors are open for everyone.
WHEN WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS WHERE 29 BEVERIDGE RD THORNLANDS
TIME 8AM TO 10:30AM BOTH DAYS
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY REDLANDS COAST
Redlands City Council is pleased to again support Clean Up Australia Day by providing either skip bins or kerbside wheelie bins for registered clean up events. Event organizers can advise if they want bins when they register, or they can contact Council 3829 8999or email email@example.com, but bin requests are to be placed no later than 13th February 2024.
Clean Up Days are: Tuesday February 27th Business Clean Up Day
Friday March 1st School Clean Up Day Sunday March 3rd Community Clean Up Day
For more info visit cleanupaustraliaday.org.au
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY BRIDGE? The Wynnum Manly Bridge Club will be conducting “Learn to Play Bridge” classes for beginners. WMBC is a not-for-profit organization, who once have taught you to play bridge, you can join “Supervised Play” before being welcomed to join competitive sessions.
WHEN Thursday afternoons for 8 weeks starting 8th Feb and finishing 28th Mar
WHERE Wynnum library TIME 1230PM TO 3PM
To register or for more info phone 0493 546 906 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCERTS AT WATERLOO BAY LEISURE CENTRE
Come along and join us this February for two great concert events. There is a ticket fee that includes morning tea, or for a further small fee, you can purchase a delicious two-course lunch at either of these events.
Tuesday 17th February at 930am. Redlands Country Music
Tuesday 27th February at 930am. Robbie Dunn Irish Balandeer
Concerts are being held at Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre Bookings essential by phoning 3396 9488
ANNUAL FUN-FU FESTIVAL
Come along to Brisbane Bayside’s premier Chinese New Year celebration, where you will get to witness and be part of grandparents engaging with their grandchildren, an aspect that deeply resonates with the Wynnum Manly older demographic. There will be bubble tea stands, traditional Chinese food offerings, along with Movies Under Lanterns just to name some of what is on offer.
WHEN Saturday 17th February 2024 WHERE George Clayton Park Manly WHEN 3PM TO 8PM
Phone Amay 0432 901819 or email email@example.com for more information
VMR BOATIES MARKET
The famous Volunteer Marine Rescue’s Boaties Market is on again, so come and get a bargain and support an awesome volunteer organisation. Everything from boating, fishing, and camping, and why not enjoy a delicious bacon and egg roll or sausage from the sausage sizzle while catching up with Jacko and the Bay Fm team.
WHEN SUNDAY 17TH MARCH 2024 WHERE VICTORIA POINT PRIMARY SCHOOL
TIME GATES OPEN 6AM Fee for stallholders and gold coin donation for shoppers
Police will be boosting residential patrols and ramping up crime prevention efforts over the Summer holidays as part of a state-wide focus on preventing home break-ins. As part of Operation Victor Unison, officers will conduct additional patrols in suburban and residential areas to deter and disrupt thieves over the holidays.
If you see anything suspicious call either POLICELINK 131 444 or CRIMESTOPPERS 1300 333 000
BEING PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER
Apart from remaining alert to the emerging weather patterns at the bureau of Meteorology website on www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts and on local media, you can also keep up to date by visiting the below:
ROAD CLOSURES qldtraffic.qld.gov.au SES 132 500
FALLEN POWELINES ENERGEX 13 19 62 FREE SIGN-UP ALERT SERVICE ewa.brisbane.qld.gov.au
SANDBAG COLLECTION STATIONS
Sandbags are available for collection from the following stations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Darra 38 Shamrock Rd
Morningside 9 Redfern Street
Newmarket 66 Wilston Rd in carpark off Erneton St
Zillmere 33 Jennings St
Lota Herbert St
TIPS IN PREPARING FOR SEVERE WEATHER
Listen to your local radio station for updates, Sign up for Brisbane Severe Weather Alert service.
Make an emergency kit. This should contain valuables such as important documents, bottled water non-perishable food, torches, radio and camp stove. Plan your evacuation route. Don’t drive through floodwaters. If you plan to evacuate, do so early as roads may become flooded or congested. Move valuables up high.
PREPARE WITH A GUTTER CLEAN Redlands residents are urged to clean their gutters as part of their preparations for storm and bushfire season. This is one of the simplest steps to take to make yourself safer during a disaster and to prevent avoidable damage to your home. The SES has identified leaking roofs caused by blocked gutters as one of the most common callouts in a rain event, and the risk of embers landing and causing the leaves and debris to ignite.
More info is available at for a disaster at your home and business, visit Get Ready Queensland.
TICK ALERT FOR PET OWNERS Wet weather combined with warmer temperatures means ticks are out in force and RSPCA Queensland is warning pet owners of the dangers these parasites pose. Ticks can cause severe illness in our domestic pets and can lead to death. They may be small, but they are one of the most dangerous parasites affecting domestic animals.
RSPCA Qld Veterinary Hospital Manager, Emma MacDonald said there were many tick preventative products available which repel or kill ticks, protecting pets from the deadly paralysis tick. Keeping up to date with prevention all year round is the best way to protect our pets.
REDLANDS COAST AUSSIE DAY AWARDS 2023 Every year the Redlands City Council likes to recognize outstanding residents and community organisations. They do this through their annual Australia Day Awards, where they acknowledge members in the community who have made outstanding contributions and given their time freely, with their knowledge and enthusiasm to promote the welfare and well being of the Redlands Coast community. Nominations are now open! If you know of a person, group or organisation worthy of recognition, nominate them for an award. For further info or how to nominate visit firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEEER DIRECTOR URGENTLY WANTED Mates Theatre Genesis is urgently seeking a director to volunteer their skills and time for their annual Australia Day play produced in conjunction with Redlands Museum. What’s in it for you is knowing that you are part of and working with an enthusiastic team bringing a script to life. If this sounds like you, please email ASAP email@example.com
REDLANDS PROBUS CLUB Probus is a social club for active members of the community who are retired or no longer working full time. The club provides regular opportunities for social interaction and activities with members enjoying days such as golfing, morning chat group, monthly lunches, movies, and trips.
WHEN Third Wednesday of each month except Dec WHERE Redlands RSL Club Cleveland TIME 10AM
Contact Ken Westgarth 0402 035 001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FORUM COMMUNICATORS Are you looking for a fun and educational social club? If so why not come along to Forum Communicators Club. Here you will learn the art of public speaking and build your self-confidence while engaging in entertaining yet educational activities. All whilst in a supportive group no matter your age. Day club held at Cleveland, with night club at Wynnum.
For more info visit beconfident.org.au, call Pam Tranter 0408 550 435 or email her on email@example.com
OAKLANDS STREET COMMUNITY GARDENS If you are looking for something to do and you love gardening, maybe pop along to Oaklands Street Community Garden and give a hand with your green thumb. Established in 2005, it operates under the licence of Redland City Council and tends to an extensive area looked after by volunteers.
WHERE Oaklands Street ALEXANDRA HILLS WHEN Wednesdays and Fridays 9am til 12 noon Sundays 2pm to 5pm.
MUST WEAR CLOSED IN SHOES, BRING A HAT, GLOVES AND SUNSCREEN.
BAY’S NEWEST OP SHOP Come along and check out a new and bright Op Shop called New Life at Ormiston, where all money raised is transferred to the New Life Orpanage in Myanmar. We don’t deduct any expenses, we send it all to rescue and support children needing care and protection in Myanmar. Inexpensive prices on just about anything.
WHERE SHOP CNR STURGEON & DELANCEY STS ORMISTON
STRUGGLING TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE?
Champions Support Services partners with Oz Harvest, Second Bite and Foodbank along with local suppliers so families/individuals can receive quality products to support local community experiencing hardship through food insecurity. Support services is open WED & FRI 8AM – 1030AM. Emergency food hampers can be organized by contacting Pastor Shelley. For any further info contact church office 3207 9154, Pastor Shelley Stephens 0423 300 442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERING IN REDLANDS This is such a great way to meet new people and make friends, it also builds new skills while supporting your community. If you are considering volunteering, there is plenty of choice with what you can offer. You will become an invaluable member to our local not for profits as well as local community groups. Visit www.starcommunityservices.org.au/volunteeringredlands
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH A DISABILITY? Maybe they could benefit from Independ Living? If so Yooroonga has several vacancies for young people aged between 18 to 63, who are currently enrolled with the NDIS. For more information call Jenna Morgan 0418 868 885 or visit www.adventistresidentialcareyooroonga.com.au
STAR COMMUNITY SERVICES Are you looking for a rewarding volunteering opportunity, Star Community Services invites you to join our Transport Team as a volunteer driver, or Volunteer Owner Driver, Star drivers assist in providing affordable, safe and convenient door to door transport to our elderly, the frail and for people with a disability, and help people attend medical and social appointments and to get out and about. If you have a few hours to spare contact Tracey on (07 30860000)
BOWEL CANCER A free bowel screening test is one of the best ways to prevent bowel cancer and invest in a healthy future for yourself and family. Health experts reveal bowel cancer is the fourth most frequently diagnosed related killer in Australia, but many of these deaths could be prevented. To reduce the number of people impacted by this disease the NATIONAL BOWEL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM, sends out free bowel cancer screening kits to eligible people between the ages of 50 to 74.
FREE TESTS SAVING QUEENSLAND LIVES
AGED AND DISABILITY SERVICE Stella Community is an organization that supports vulnerable individuals and reduce social isolation through targeted services throughout Queensland. They connect individuals to the community to ensure they don't feel alone. They are a non for profit, and would like to provide their services in the Redlands. For more info contact Dorothy on 041370485 or stellalife.com.au/community/
20% DISCOUNT ON PET DESEXING Having an unexpected litter can not only be time consuming, but also very costly. RSPCA has already seen over 4,000 pets surrendered this financial year with financial hardship as the top reason for surrender. Until August 31, pet owners can register to receive the discount by visiting operationwanted.com.au. There are 158 vet practices across QLD taking part in this 20% discount and over the three-month campaign every year around 20,000 are desexed.
Op Shop Blue Care
Who doesn’t love Op shopping? Alex hills Blue Care provides us an opportunity once a week that is covered by volunteers.
WHEN Fridays every week WHERE 5 Joe Wood Ct Blue Care Alex Hills TIME 830am to 1130am
All Proceeds benefit the residents.
Redlands Bayside Swimming Masters
New members and visitors are invited to join the Masters Swimming Club for all over 18.
For further information on times etc… visit qrbmasters.org.au
HALL HIRE MT COTTON
The Mt Cotton Community Hall is available for function hire. Seats and Tables for 140 people. The Hall is suitable for meetings, weddings, birthday parties, aerobics, and indoor sport. Plenty of off-road parking and has just recently been repainted. Some Kitchen facilities and fridges. All booking considered. Call Richard 0423 006 361 for bookings or further enquiries.
OLD TIME NEW VOGUE DANCING
If you enjoy a night out dancing and socializing, why not come along and enjoy a live band while having fun. Beginners through to experienced dancers are welcome.
WHERE Mt Cotton Hall Cnr Mt Cotton & Seaview Roads Mt Cotton WHEN 3rd Saturday of every month TIME Starts 730pm
Enquiries call Laurie McKenzie 3206 7617
REDLAND CITY SES
The Redland City State Emergency Service (SES) Unit is calling for more volunteers to support the community during significant weather events, natural disasters, and other activities. To find out more or to join the SES, please visit the QFES website.
BIRKDALE BRIDGE CLUB(FORMERLY EASTERN SUBURBS BRIDGE CLUB)
The Birkdale Bridge Club is a small, friendly club located in the Redlands. We are always looking for and welcoming new and returning members. If you don’t have a partner we will do our best to find you one.
We play twice a week on THURSDAYS FROM 10AM AND MONDAY NIGHTS FROM 6:45PM
WHERE BIRKDALE SPORTS CLUB. For further info contact Tim 0407 730 407
WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP ORMISTON
The Weight Reduction Club Cleveland meets each week.
WHEN Every Wednesday WHERE Church of the Nazarene Ormiston TIME 915 AM
Everyone welcome contact Pat on 3822 2762
The Redland Bay Coin & Stamp Club meets every month where members bring collection items to suit monthly topics.
WHEN: Fourth Thursday of every month WHERE: Hall behind the Cleveland Uniting Church TIME: 7PM to 9PM