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• LIGHT UP MY ISLAND (Light Up My Island) committee Lantern Parade to be held on the 22nd August at the Farmhouse, Russell Island. This will include community inclusion with the Russell Island Volunteer Fire Brigade There will be lanterns available. Start time of 5.30pm. All welcome!! This is an alcohol free event. There will be some lanterns with LED candles available to purchase on the night if you haven’t had a chance to buy or make one before-hand. Feel free to make yours at home and parade it around on the night.

•MACLEAY ISLAND ARTS COMPLEX - Winter Exhibition now open (Covid19 Social distancing restrictions apply. Enter now for Monochrome exhibition. The official opening and award presentation will be held from 6pm Saturday August 8, 2020. Whimsical Exhibition by Jan De Rooy and Suzie Catton still showing!

RUSSELL ISLAND COMMUNITY ARTS (RICArts) – A community-based organisation currently offering – Monday & Friday – Pottery; Monday – Patchwork; Tuesday – Art in any medium; Wednesday – Craft in any medium; Thursday – Mosaic. All sessions have tutors in attendance. Sessions and gallery open 9.30am to 12.30 - Sessions $5 to attend, including morning tea. All welcome!

• MIAC’s Monochrome Competition & Exhibition (Pthalo Green) will be travelling to RICARTS, The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery from Monday 24 August to Thursday 3 September with an opening evening on Friday 28 August from 6pm

• Trisha Dobson’s Open Weave Exhibition will be at The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery from Saturday 5 September to Saturday 19 September.

• RICARTS MEMBERSHIPS FOR 2020/2021 are now due. Still only $25 and $20 Concession. Pay in person at The Farm or Contact Barb (0427 225 939) for other payment options.

RICARTS MARKETS – Next markets at The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery, Robert Street, Russell Island: Sunday 2 Aug 8am to 12pm with your chance to view ‘Smell the Coffee’ Exhibition & paint Lanterns; Saturday (Not Sunday) 5th September 10-2pm incl. Trisha Dobson’s Open Weaving demonstrations; Sunday 15 November 8am to 12pm with gallery open for the Thelma Bennett Exhibition. Situated at The Farm, Art House & Gallery, entry via Robert St, Russell Island.

More info: Ph: 07 3409 1834 or 0418 445 942. Email -

• Come Dance With Us In 2020 Girls & Guys Line Dancing starts up again Thursday 6th February. Beginners 11.30am - 12.30pm, Advanced 12.30pm - 3pm. At Bay Islands Community Services Centre, 55 Jackson Road, Russell Island. We dance to a variety of music Country, Pop, Rock n Roll & Waltz. Pick-up from the Jetty. Everyone Welcome. More info contact Joanne 0419999540

• ISLAND VOICES need your voice! Come along on Wednesdays 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, High Street, Russell Island. Contact Phill 0431 861 857.

• LIONS CLUB COMMUNITY MARKETS are held at the Macleay Island Community Centre on the first Saturday of each month.

• COME DANCE WITH US- Thursdays 9.30am - 1.00pm at the Bay Islands Community Services,

55 Jackson Road, Russell Island. Girls & Guys Line Dancing dance to a variety of music - Country - Pop - Rock n Roll - Waltz. More info contact Joanne 0419 999 540

• READING AND WRITING! Redland Libraries has launched its new and exciting Adult Literacy Program, to provide free mentoring for adults needing help with reading, writing and basic number skills. Book online:

and go to ‘What’s on at your library’

• TABLE TENNIS Monday nights. Russell island at the Recreation Hall by the jetty. 6 pm-8 pm $4. Contact Siobhan 0406108882

• LIONS CLUB COMMUNITY MARKETS are held at the Macleay Island Community Centre on the first Saturday of each month.