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• MONOCHROME Art Challenge. Opening is planned for Saturday 8th May at 1.30pm. Works by artists and potters will be judged and the winners announced at 3pm. A $5 entry fee with drinks and delicious nibbles provided. The Exhibition runs until 23rd May • COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND FESTIVAL by the Ministry for Fun and Brisbane’s 4000 Records. Taking place in the enchanting Mudlo Gardens and foreshore for family and friends (kids under 14 free) and Cover safe (strictly limited tickets) on May 8th from midday to 9.30pm. Musical goodness awaits; local artisans, demonstrations and much morel • DJ VINCE’S NIGHTS TO REMEMBER - With DJ Vince Galea. This is a combination of show; introduction, entertainment, and then dancing the night away. To be held on the last Friday of each month; with the first event to be held at the Rec Hall on Friday, May 25. The theme of this night will be Neil Diamond, followed by Johnny Cash on Friday June 25, Kenny Rogers theme on Friday July 30 and Joe Cocker show on Friday August 27. It is only $5 per person entry and you can book a table for you and your friends by pre-booking, and ringing Vince on 0467 485 368. • MARA STRANSKY GOLF DAY, Bay Islands Golf Club, Sunday May 30. Special Golf day to raise funds for Russell Island Olympian, Mara Stransky. 9 hole foursomes, 4 person team event. Nomination per team $$40 ($10 per person). Register by Friday May 28th. Tee off time 9am sharp. Buy a birdie; sausage sizzle; lots of fun. Register at the club. • BERNIE'S MARKET 3rd Saturday of the Month at Macleay Island Progress Hall from 8.30 to 12.30. Once we are back to normal I will keep you up to date with our functions and events. COAST CAREERS EXPO Businesses are invited to be part of the free expo to be held on Friday 4 June, 9am-6pm, at Alexandra Hills Hotel Conference Centre. Residents of all ages, from school students to those looking for a career pivot or study options, will be able to discover new opportunities at the expo. More information at the Redlands Coast website. • B.I.COMMUNITY SERVICES MARKETS - Russell Island markets held at the Bay Islands Community Service Inc in 55 Jackson Road on the first Saturday of every month, from 8.30am to 11.30am. For further information please contact Susan on 3409 1818 or Bay Island Community Services 8409 1177. MIAC ART CLASSES - Life Drawing Class on Friday 7th May at 10am to 12 noon. The cost is $10 for members $15 for non members; Tuesdays with Noeline Webb will be starting again in mid May, Please contact MIAC for further details. A 4-week BEGINNERS’ course is now available with 3 hour lessons to offer a practical introduction to the techniques of drawing and painting. Materials and paints included. This will be held on Sunday 6th June to Sunday 27th June 9am to 12 md. For further information fee payment please contact Catherine Marsh, E RUSSELL ISLAND COMMUNITY ARTS (RICArts) – offering – Monday & Friday – Pottery; Monday – Patchwork; Monday evening, Pottery 5.30pm to 830pm; 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! Situated at The Farm, Art House & Gallery, entry via Robert St, Russell Island. More info: Ph: 07 3409 1834 or 0418 445 942. Email - website: Open Weave by Tricia Dobson See-Do-Meet-Celebrate – Free Admission @ The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery, 23 Robert Street, Russell Island. Exhibition is open to the public from 1-15 May, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm

  • Saturday 1 May 10am to 2pm - Exhibition Opening with RICARTS markets, weaving demos, school singing groups, live music. There will be a boat trip from Cleveland to North Stradbroke Isl. to Russell Island arriving 10am and returning 2pm. Bookings for boat trip Contact Jo 0419 107 660

  • Weaving Workshops to be held at The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery on 8 and 9 May. “Rolled Newspaper Twined Baskets” and “Random Weave”. Cost $40.

Bookings for workshops Contact Tricia 0409 109 569

  • Closing Ceremony – Saturday 15 May – BYO Picnic and picnic rug for music, weaving activities and demonstrations and last look at the exhibition.

No cost and no bookings required. 10am -2pm For further information contact Tricia 0409 109 569 or go to • LIGHT UP YOUR LANTERNS - The forthcoming Light up your Lantern event to be held on Saturday, June 19 from 3-9pm, at The Resilience Hub, 2 Union St, Russell Island. The Bay Island Multi Sport and Recreation Association (BIMSARA) will host the event with food stalls, market stalls and demonstrations by various sporting groups in what promises to be a showcase of what the islands have to offer. • CLUB MACLEAY $1 CLUB BOWLS PROMOTION “For less than one dollar a week, patrons can now sign up and become bowling members.” The $1 a week offer is revolutionary in the Queensland Bowls Club sector, opening the door to many islanders getting involved in the sport in a positive and affordable way. • BAY ISLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE MACLEAY ISLAND MARKETS - Markets are held at the Macleay Island Community Centre markets every Saturday morning. The Coffee Shop is open every working day and Saturday mornings. • MACLEAY ISLAND TOURISM CENTRE - The Tourism Centre office is now open at the Macleay Island Community Hall complex. It is open 5 days a week. • 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 SPORTS ROUNDUP SOCCER The under 8`s Turtles and under 9`s Curlews have kicked off their season, Home games in May are 8th & 22nd with June 5th before the next issue of the Friendly Bay Islander comes out and a personal “thank you" to Gerard for ALL his good work in keeping the sports round-up page going. So if you like to come cheer on our Juniors on a Saturday morning, games start from 10.30am on the Russell Island sports oval just up past the IGA. BAY ISLANDS GOLF CLUB REPORT Saturday March 20th single stableford men’s winner was K O’Malley with 40 points and the runner-up was J Heskins with 38 points. The ladies winner was G Spann with 31 points and the runner-up was M Fox with 29 points.Saturday March 27th American Foursomes winners were B Makoare Jnr with J Warner with net 64.250 and the runners-up were M Brooker and Shane Cardile with 64.625. Saturday April 3rd Mens Monthly medal A Grade winner was L Fleming with 68 net and the runner-up was J Hall with net 69. B Grade winner and overall winner was G Cain with net 63 and the runner-up E Luke with net 67. C Grade winner was W Burnitt with net 69 and the runner-up was R Noy with net 70. Saturday April 10th single stableford winner was J Robert with 37 points and the runner-up was L Fabian with 35 points. The ladies winner was J Bray with 27 points and the runner-up was G Spann with 26 points. Wednesday April 14th 2 person ambrose winners were L Petersen and N McLachlan with net 59.500 on a count-back and the runners-up were G Bradshaw and M Nicholls also with 59.500. Saturday April 17th single stableford winner was B Malezer with 38 points on a count-back and the runner-up was M Nicholls. The ladies winn er was P Rogers with 32 points and the runner-up was M Fox with 30 points. Wednesday April 21st stableford men’s winner was B Makoare Snr with 36 points and the runner-up was S Braddy with 34 points. The ladies winner was G Spann with 33 points and the runner-up was A Soul with 32 points. I would like to thank all the volunteers for all the work they are doing out on the course. The course is looking magnificent! Laurie Fleming, Golf Captain.



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