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Worlds Greatest Shave 2018 at Club Macleay

Come on down to Club Macleay ( Macleay Island Bowls Club) on the 17th of March to witness and support some brave Island residents as they shave or colour their hair in an attempt to raise much needed funds for The Leukemia foundations- 2018 World's Greatest Shave.

Local island resident Kylie Steed decided that this year she wants to be involved in helping to donate towards finding a cure for blood cancer. With the fantastic support from the Macleay Island Bowls Club, they have planned to do this on Saturday the 17th of March.

From 12pm to 2pm there will be raffles with various prizes donated from island businesses to raise money , gold coin donation kids face painting , and hair chalk sprays available for anyone that wants to get involved.

The goal is to raise $1000 or more for this worthy cause and for the SMBI to become involved in helping contribute to a cure for this horrible disease.

So far 4 local island residents have vowed to have their heads shaved , if enough funds can be raised. The club's Chairman Rod Callaghan and Honerable Secretary Peter Adams amongst the 4 in the race to have their heads shaved first.

The courtesy bus will be available to pick you up if needed. Just call 3409 5364 to book in advance. In the meantime there is a donation box on the bar for anyone wanting to donate anything they can afford, every dollar counts.

WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL WEEK High Tea Progress Hall, March 8. Introducing Mara and Carolyn Stransky 11.30am to 2.30pm. Mara is Australia’s top ranked woman sailor who is striving for the Tokyo Olympics.

STRADDIE BUSINESS MENTORING - Business Mentoring Chats Day being offered by the Queensland Government Office of Small Business on North Stradbroke Island on 14 March. It is suitable for people starting or running a small business whom are looking to grow and innovate; that are facing challenges and would appreciate the opportunity for FREE business mentoring. Please see the link on the flyer for further details:

To register your interest in being considered for mentoring see:

‘LET’S TALK NDIS’ sessions will be held on Thursday, 15 March 2018 at Macleay Island and Saturday, 17 March at Capalaba Community Centre followed by one on one appointments that can be booked after the session. Phone the Redland Community Centre on 07 3245 2117 immediately to book your seat and ‘Let’s Talk NDIS’.

CLASSICAL MUSIC RECITAL, Saturday, March 17, Macleay Island Progress Hall. The Macleay Island Entertainment Group (MEGs) is bringing Fig Tree Quartet to the Macleay Island Progress Hall on Saturday, March 17th. These very talented musicians are a string quartet comprising cello, viola and violin, and will present an exquisite program of classical music and pop

classics. This is an opportunity to dress elegantly for a sophisticated first-time event on the Bay Islands. Tickets are $30.00, which covers entry to the recital and a 3-course meal, including canapés and a sparkling drink on entry, followed by a main course and dessert. Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30 start. An on-site bar will be open for separate drink purchases, and funds raised will support the Macleay Martial Arts activities for our terrific island kids. Bookings can now be made via the internet at ‘

’. Go to the TryBooking website and search under “MEGS” to purchase your tickets. Check the seating plan to find a table and seat location, before clicking on the seat icon (below the seating plan). To those people without internet access, please call Robin on 3409 4474 or Andrea on 3409 5712 to book over the phone.


11am Saturday 24th March 2018 , Church of the Holy Spirit, Crn Scotts Rd & Michael St, Macleay Island.

ISLANDERS WAR ON PLASTICS FREE EVENT - Auntie Alice’s Cafe on Russell Island on Saturday 24 March. Kids (and big kids) can make their own cotton shopping bag on the day, taking part in a fun print-making and sewing workshop. The session will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm, giving you plenty of time to have lunch at the café afterwards. Please contact Jeremy Staples on 0404 805 269.

SMBI OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT, Saturday, March 24, 4-8pm, Bay Islands Resilience Hub, 2 Union Street, Russell Island. FREE SHUTTLE to and from FERRY for all islands to attend. (note ferry arrivals 3:55pm, 5:05pm, 6:15pm and departures 6:35pm and 8:30pm) Bring a picnic rug. Food Available. Fun Starts 4pm; movie starts 6.20pm

MACLEAY ISLAND LIBRARY - BOOK CLEARANCE & PLANT SALE Sun. 25 March (10:00 - 2:00). Macleay Is. Progress Hall Good quality fiction and non-fiction books, excess to our needs which have been stored, will be made available for sale. Fill YOUR OWN BAG for just $5.00. The Plants are sold at half retail price. There is a great variety on sale: flowering annuals vegetables, herbs and fruit; exotics and Australian natives: orchids and cactus. Boxes are available for the plants.

STRADDIE EASTER CARNIVAL! Saturday, March 31st A Great Family Fun Day! •Rides •Great Food •Show Bags •Fairytales Floss Starts 3pm - DON’T MISS THE FIREWORKS!! NOTE: Flyer returns to Cleveland at 9.30pm

THE DEAD MAGGIES, Coming to the Lamb Island Recreation Club on Friday April 20. This is the award-winning Convict Punk Band from Tasmania that have caused a sensation around Australia. Don’t miss this show at the Lamb Island Recreation Club. The Club bus will be available to pick up guests from all the Bay Islands> Come on over to Lamb Island for this great Rock event. The best part is that ENTRY IS FREE! The Dead Maggies have with them special guests The Fox & Firkin and the Ruben Reeves Band. The first act kicks off at 7.30

Stradbroke VMR GOLF FUND RAISER he Stradbroke Island Golf Club has mobilised the community to hold a charity golf day for Stradbroke Volunteer Marine Rescue, which has lost its major sponsor. The Stradbroke Ferries VMR Golf Classic will be held on the 19th of May and team registration forms are available from the Club. It has been sponsored by Stradbroke Ferries, the Redland City Council, Sibelco and just about every business on Stradbroke,” To register for the Stradbroke Ferries VMR Golf Classic please contact the Club by phone 07 34099999 or email or go to the Club’s website at