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COMING EVENTS MAY 2022

• Art my Word is now open for entries. Visit Macleay Island Community Library to register and receive your random book to base your art on. For more info email : artmyword@gmail.com • MONOCHROME EXHIBITION! The annual Monochrome Exhibition opens on Saturday 7th May at 1pm at the Macleay Island Arts Complex Inc. This very popular competition brings out the best in our artist and potters. This year the colour is violet/purple and there are great prizes to be won for potters and artists. RUSSELL ISLAND COMMUNITY ARTS (RICArts) – A community-based organisation offering Art, Pottery, Ukulele, Sewing, Mosaic and Craft sessions from Monday to Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm. Weekday sessions $5 to attend – including morning tea. Yearly membership only $25 or $20 Concession. All welcome! Come along and see what we have to offer you. Find us at The Farm, Art House & Gallery, entry via Robert St, Russell Island. More info: Ph: 07 3409 1834 or 0418 445 942. Email - ricartsfarm@gmail.com website: www.russellislandarts.com/ RICARTS Beginners’ Patchwork classes commenced Monday 18 April and continues each Monday from 9.00am to 12 noon. Bring a variety of cotton fabrics and learn how to make a patchwork bag. Only $5 per session. Contact Barb 0427 225 939 or Sylvia 0447 168 777 for more details. • RICARTS host Tricia Dobson’s Popular Weaving Workshops 2022 on the last Saturday of each month – 10am to 1pm. Next workshop is Saturday 28 May 2022. Please contact Tricia directly phone 0409 109 569 or email tricianick@bigpond.com to book your spot as numbers are strictly limited. Cost is $40 with all materials supplied. • Trish Harris Exhibition Opening night Friday 27 May and continues till 21 June – not to be missed! The Robert Street Markets at The Farm, Robert St, Russell Island are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month 8.30am to 12 noon. Next Market is Sunday 15 May 2022. Contact the market organiser, Dee Robert to book a stall on 0466 330 477. • Kinga Rypinska’s ‘Canvas & Glass’ 2022 Exhibition commences Friday 6 May at The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery. This is an annual event not to be missed. Add it to your calendar now! • Light Up My Island (LUMI) will be held from 4.30pm on Saturday, June 18. Lantern Making Workshops on May 12 4pm Rec Hall and May 21 and June 18 from 4pm at The Hub, Russell Island. • BINGO RUSSELL ISLAND The popular activity is now being played twice a week at the Baby Islands Community Services Hall at 55 Jackson Road. Bingo is played on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 8.30 pm and on Friday mornings from 10am to 12.30pm. If you wish to know more, please contact Camela on 0407 599 746. • MUGS - Macleay Is Ukulele Group. Music for community and personal benefit to reduce possible onset of Alzheimer's, to have fun and learn an instrument. Macleay Progress Hall, • CAN DO Companion Line Do you need help or just want a chat… Maybe stuck at home and sometimes lonely...We can keep in contact with you and check you are ok…run a few errands possibly...listen to what’s on your mind. Ring Lea on 0422 465 493 Mon—Fri 9am-3pm. • JUSTICE OF THE PEACE - A Justice of the Peace (JP) is now available at Macleay Island Community Library on Fridays from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. • BICS COUNSELLOR - Meet Jenny our organisations counsellor. Jenny is a Psychotherapist with vast experience in a broad range of counselling requirements. Fortnightly on a Wed from 11:00am—2:00pm available on Macleay and Russell. For bookings ring 3409 1177. • Lamb Island Craft Group - 9am to 12pm Tuesdays. LIRA building near Progress Hall. All welcome for good company and a cuppa. • 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. • 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. • 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 • TABLE TENNIS - FREE of CHARGE first night. WHERE: Recreational Hall, Alison Cres. 6pm to 8pm every Monday night. Contact Siobhan 0406108882; Alan 0418799765.