With the school holidays already in full swing, we’ve added in kid-friendly, free activities around the region. These are denoted by asterisks beside the listing title.
FRIDAY 22 December
Make a festive wreath to hang on your door for the holidays at the Gympie Library from 10am. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Bookings are essential. To reserve your place, visit the website or phone the library on 5481 0859.
AA Zoom Meetings
Gympie hosts the Gympie Goldfields Friday night zoom meetings at 7pm. Connect via the aa.org.au website and click on Online Meetings, or contact Andrew on 0491 646 598 for help with connecting via a device or mobile phone.
*Tinker Table @ Gympie Library*
Drop in between 3.30-4.30pm to take part in some fun activities that are all based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths). No bookings are required but space is limited. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
SATURDAY 23 December
Long Flat Dance
The Learner Dance Group Inc will be holding an Old Time Dance at Long Flat Hall starting at 7.30 pm. Music is CDs provided by Janet. Entry will be FREE to anyone who would like to come along and enjoy some dancing and social interaction. There are a number of prizes for the Lucky Door Ticket as well as others on the night. BYO Supper. For more information contact Bruce on 0427 967 568.
Amamoor Alive Markets are on from 8am – to midday at the Amamoor Station every Saturday. Handcrafted goods and local produce on offer. Phone 0429 555 485 for more information.
Don’t miss the Dagun Growers Market at the Railway Station in Kimlin Lane, between 3pm and dusk every Saturday. There you’ll find all the finest produce the Mary Valley has to offer. For more information call 0459 225 399.
Head along to the Queens Park Tennis Club for social tennis every Monday and Thursday nights from 5.30pm, and Saturday mornings from 6am (weather permitting). For more information or court hire contact Murray Irvine 0407 868 755, Greg Hampson 0407 136 725, or Jenny Kachel on 0402 775 023.
AA Recovery Group
If you or someone you know has developed a drinking problem, you may want to consider calling one of the following people. There are no dues or fees for AA membership – the only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. The recovery group meet at 4.30pm in the Uniting Church Hall, 15 Red Hill Rd, Gympie. Contact Andrew on 0491 646 548 or Rob on 0401 074 159.
Imbil Country Craft Markets
The Imbil Country Farmers and Craft Markets are on every Sunday, 8am-1pm in Central Park in Yabba Road. Come along and experience fresh country produce, live music and handcrafted goods. Call 0411 187 157 for more information.
Gympie Showgrounds Market
All the best local produce is on show at the Gympie Showgrounds Farmers Markets on Exhibition Rd, Southside. These popular markets fall on the second and fourth Sunday from 7am-midday. To book a site or for more information call 0418 711 897.
Al-Anon Family Groups
This support group for relatives and friends of people with a drinking problem meet on Mondays at 1 pm and Thursdays at 7 pm. For more information including meeting location please call 1300 252 666.
AA Big Book Steps Meeting
If you or someone you know has developed a drinking problem, you may want to consider calling one of the following people. There are no dues or fees for AA membership – the only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. The Steps meeting meets at 5.30pm in the community hall on the corner of Pine and Myall Streets, Gympie. Contact Therese on 0411 121 554 or Rick on 0412 224 666.
AA Big Book Study Group
If you or someone you know has developed a drinking problem, you may want to consider calling one of the following people. There are no dues or fees for AA membership – the only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. The study group meets at 9.30am at the Salvation Army complex at 42 Stumm Rd, Southside. Contact Nichola on 0410 654 855 or Kevin on 0439 310 774.
WEDNESDAY 27 December
*Kids Learn to Sew – Beginner*
Join us for a four-week course at the Gympie Library from 3.30pm as we teach you the basics of sewing. You will have the opportunity to complete a new project each week. These sessions will inspire creativity and build life-long basic skills, while having fun at the same time. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Suitable for ages 8-12 years. To reserve your place, visit the website or phone the library on 5481 0859.
*First Five Forever Baby Bounce*
Between 9.30-10am Gympie Library is the place to be for Baby Bounce, an interactive session aimed at babies from 0-1 years and their caregivers. Come along and meet other parents and babies for a fun session of nursery rhymes, finger plays and songs.
Cooloola Card-Makers @ Tin Can Bay
At the Tin Can Bay Library from 9.30am they make all sorts of greeting cards, so come and join us for a fun morning. Make and take your card creations. Beginners and experienced card-makers welcome. Join this friendly group and let your creative juices flow.
Gympie Library Card and Board Game Group
From 10am, join in the fun with a game of cards, scrabble, chess, backgammon and more. Play all your favourites or try something new.
THURSDAY 28 December
Armchair Travellers – Christmas in New York
‘Tis the season to enjoy some great holiday lights and window displays in the “city that never sleeps”. The star of the season is the 75ft tall magnificently decorated Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree. But let’s not forget all the dazzling window displays including the Saks 5th Avenue Store with its incredible lights display covering the entire front of the building. No wonder it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Join us to see at the Gympie Library at 9.30am and hear about all of the things that make the holiday spirit of NYC so special. Bookings are essential. To reserve your place, visit the website or phone the library on 5481 0859.
Android Phones: Doing More
Have fun and stay safe with your smartphone. At this workshop at the Gympie Library at 10am we show you how to use the camera to take great photos, how to block nuisance messages and how to get some peace and quiet with the clever do not disturb feature. We also look at how you can save and easily find files on your tablet and how to enter the wonderful world of podcasts. Bookings are essential. To reserve your place, visit the website or phone the library on 5481 0859.
Join us at the Tin Can Bay Library at 10am for an early New Year’s Eve pyjama party! Play games, read stories and celebrate. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Bookings essential. To reserve your place, visit the website or phone the library on 5481 0859.
Scrabble Thursdays @ Goomeri
The Goomeri Library is the place to be from 1pm to test your word knowledge and enjoy a friendly game of Scrabble.
The Gympie Mother’s Group will be held weekly at the Gympie RSL from 10am – 12pm. Come along for a coffee and a chat, in the Atrium Bar.
AA ID Group
If you or someone you know has developed a drinking problem, you may want to consider calling one of the following people. There are no dues or fees for AA membership – the only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. The ID group meets at 8pm at Community Place, corner Excelsior and Stanley Streets, Gympie. Contact Trevor on 0431 405 339 or Maree on 0419 837 798.
Come to the Gympie Library from 3.30pm and get hands-on in one of our fun, relaxed sessions. No bookings required but space is limited. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
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