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Do you remember the absolutely fabulous Faulty Towers event that was held at the Russell Island RSL Club last year? Well, it was a hoot, and it is all going to happen again but this time in the form of a Murder Mystery Event. It is to be held at the club on Saturday 11th August. It is a three hour interactive Mystery and Murder which starts at 7pm. It includes a three course dinner and everyone will be drawn into the mystery and intrigue. This will be a Great Fun night! It is On Sale Now at the club. This is a ticket holder event only. The cost is $70 per person; $120 per couple. For more information ring the club on 34091985.


Kinga Rupinksa, the Polish, Victorian, Russell Island artist who bring animals and birds to life in vibrant colours, is holding a Solo Exhibition this month. The opening night is on Friday, August 17, at 6pm and the exhibition continues over the Saturday and Sunday the 18th and 19th at the Farm Art House and Gallery, Robert Street, Russell Island. The weekend exhibition is open from 10am (?) to 4pm. The event is called Shapes of Colour, and you will understand when you see the vibrancy of Kinga’s artworks. She also happens to be a very interesting and vibrant artist, too. Her exhibition will be well worth seeing!


Seniors’ Week will be held on Russell Island from the 18-26 August 2018 and we have activities coming up to that time as well as during that week. Monday 20th August there is the Table Tennis competition for all levels starting at 5.30pm which will include nibbles, tea and coffee. ($5 entry). Saturday 25th August is the Seniors’ Walk ($5) which includes a light breakfast, gift bag, free entry to raffles, hat, drink bottle and Op Shop voucher. Arrive 8.30am at our centre. Trophies are being given out for the competitions and registration and information can be obtained from contacting us on 3409 1177 or popping into our offices on Russell or Macleay.


Russell Island is in the unique position of now being ‘home’ to three current sporting champions. We know of the two young ladies, sailor Mara Stransky and young Queensland lawn bowler Zayah Morgan. The latest to add to the ever-growing list is Queensland singles bowls champion John Kitchin. Mara is currently in Europe competing in the world titles in Denmark, and Zayah recently represented Queensland in a junior test series against NSW. John Kitchen is the current Queensland darts singles champion and he was also champion in 2016, He is at present at Bondi in NSW participating in the Australian Darts Championships where he is vying for Australian selection for the World Championship to be held later this year in Korea. It truly is a unique and exciting time for sport on our islands!


COMEDY SHOW featuring Rob Brown and Kat Davidson will be held at the Russell Island Bowls Club on Saturday, 15th September. This will be a big night at the club with this being the first show of this type at the club in many years. It should be a laugh-a-minute and the show should not be missed. The numbers are limited so it is important to book early. Purchase tickets at the club. Phone 34091330.


In conjunction with Book Week 2018, the Russell Island State School P&C will be professionally publishing their very own cookbook. The P&C chose this project because it can involve all school children and their families. It will be a very special cookbook because it will feature the most loved family favourites (from quick and easy weeknight dinners to special birthday desserts). The objective is to make it a truly beautiful and personalised gift for family and friends.

The P&C has asked school families to submit their favourite family recipes and it is hoped all school families will be part of this fun project. To submit your recipes go to website and submit your recipes using their really quick and easy online template. You can submit more than one recipe. Don’t have access to the internet? Just submit your written receipt and the P&C will try to find a volunteer to enter it for you. You will soon be able to pre-order your copies of this very special cookbook.