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• COMMUNITY CELEBRATION VOLUNTEERING - Raby Bay Harbour Park Cleveland. Saturday 13 May, 2023. Noon to 6pm • PIZZAZZ , an exhibition of original and beautifully handcrafted jewellery and plates by Evie Smith and Beatrice Sheehan opens from 8.00am on Saturday 27th May at Willow and Oak on Macleay Island. Open for 7 days Saturday to Saturday from 8am to 2pm. A raffle with two prizes will be awarded at 11 am on Saturday 3rd June at Willow and Oak. Everyone is welcome. • GIRLS DAY OUT LUNCHES are being held on the last Thursday of the month. Proceeds from raffle to go to the Animal Welfare league. New and old participants are welcome. PH 0434969790 Sue for any more information. • VISTA GROUP Macleay Island - Help to improve Macleay Island and join our group. Meetings the 1st of each month at 2pm at Macleay Island Progress Hall. To find out more email or phone Suzanne 0435006365. • START IN THE PARK: Try some light exercise with Council equipment but also bring your own dumb bells. Held on Macleay @ 8am opposite Community Centre each Thursday. For more info 0400 463 443 • PUSH-UP CHALLENGE: Held in the month of June. This event is to bring awareness of the number of suicides that happen in Australia. If interested contact Kiti to register for the challenge. SMS only 0400 463 443 •MACLEAY ISLAND ARTS COMPLEX INC (MIAC) Members Autumn exhibition continues from 29th April until 24th May. • MIAC TERRAIN an exceptional display of Pottery by Paula Bowie, complimented with artwork by Paul Macdonnell. Opening Saturday 27th May at 1pm and runs until Wednesday 14th June. • MIAC POTTERY WORKSHOPS Lynne Smithers Smokin' Cottages Workshop 21st May 10am to 2pm Cost $45. Bookings are essential please call MIAC on 07 3409 4100 to secure your place. • RUSSELL ISLAND COMMUNITY ARTS (RICArts) – A community-based organisation offering Art, Pottery, Ukulele, Sewing, Mosaic and Craft sessions from Monday to Friday with gallery open on weekends too. 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. A short walk from the jetty. More info: Ph: 07 3409 1834 or 0418 445 942. Email - website: • RICArts Members’ Exhibition is currently open until 16 May with new artists joining and exhibiting every week. Something for everyone and afterwards you can enjoy a cuppa from Rosie’s Island Beans coffee cart and relax under the avocado trees and chat with friends or the ducks and birds! ª Tricia Dobson Weaving Workshops continue at The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Cost is only $40 with materials provided. Bookings are essential. Please contact Tricia Ph 0409 109 569 or email: • Marion Hughes Exhibition opens Friday 19 May from 6pm. Marion is a wonderful watercolour artist recently moved to Russell Island. Come along and enjoy a social evening with new watercolour artwork on exhibition and for sale. Please BYO Drinks and a plate of nibbles to share. • Bob Turner & OJ Rushton Exhibition opening Friday 16th June. Watch this space for some quirky artwork and photography from these two island artists. • RICArts Exhibition at the RSL Club Russell Island continues. The RICArts/RSL Club Exhibition continues at the Russell Island RSL Club until July 2023. • RICArts 4th Annual Art Competition “My Favourite Place’ or ‘Where I Live’ is scheduled to open on Saturday 30 September 2023, 3pm @ The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery, Russell Island. Artists start thinking about the theme and how it might apply to your artwork. All mediums accepted (with some size limits). Artists from the mainland and SMB Islands are welcome to enter. $25 entry fee with limit of 2 entries each. Keep an eye on this space for more details. Interested Sponsors for this event should contact RICArts via email • BOB TURNER’S FISHERMAN’S SHACK ART establishment where Bob conducts at weekend art classes in a variety of mediums. For more information please phone 0432 092 676. Kiti’s Tai Chi for Health – Dr Paul Lam’s style of tai chi is world renown. It is offered again on all SMBI. For information contact by TEXT 0400 463 443. • Macleay Island Ukulele Group - MUGS has been established over 10 Years. Meeting every Friday at The Progress Hall, Russell Terrace, Macleay Island from 12noon - 3pm. Fee $5 casual and includes afternoon tea. * First time free. Bring your Uke and join us for some fun or just pop in on a Friday afternoon and say Hi. *See our Facebook Group for Updates • 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 ARTISAN MARKET & SOCIAL, 3rd Saturday of the Month 8am to Midday, Great Barista coffee and good food - Community coming together- 26 Russell Terrace, Macleay Island. • 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. SPORTS ROUNDUP MAY 2023 SOCCER Our Juniors under 10`s & 12`s have kicked off, so Home game coming up are Saturday 13th & 27th May. Come cheer on our Juniors from 10.30am. April saw our Adults again go head-to-head over the Easter break , finished at 3-3 in windy and hot conditions.Next inter-island game is Sunday 28th May kicking off at 10am. We still have our Fun morning training from 9.30am each Saturday run by Steff & Rick for 5 to 8 years young. Text us if you have a question Mick 0401483079 or Oggen 0467708859 GOLF CAPTAIN’S REPORT Wednesday 22nd March 2 person Ambrose winners were Trevor Jamieson and Barry Newman and the runners up were Les Dower and Barry Newman. Saturday 25th March the winners of the American Foursomes game were Ray Maskell and John Robert with 61.125 and the runners up were Trevor Jamieson and Barry Newman with 65 net. Wednesday 29th March men’s stableford winner was Barry Newman with 42 points and the runner-up was Lenny Waldorff with 39 points. The ladies winner was Jo McAntee with 35 points and the runner-up was Carrol Alfonso with 30 points. Saturday 1st April were the men’s monthly medal games and the overall and C Grade winner was Jeff Arndt with 64 net and the runner-up was Ed Kowalonek with 66 net. A Grade winner was Ray Maskell with 66 net and the runner-up was Lee Petersen with 69 net. B Grade winner was Don Cesco with 64 net and the runner-up was John Asher with 66 net. Wednesday 5th April men’s stroke winner was Mike Ford with 65 net and the runner-up was Ian Gilleard with 66 net. The ladies winner was Caryl Durand with 67 net and the runner-up was Gail Spann with 71 net. Saturday 8th April 2 person Ambrose winners were Brad Goos and P Aitken with 56 net and the runners-up were Greg Cain and Kevin O’Malley with 56.250. Wednesday 12th April men’s stableford winner was Paul Yandall with 40 points on a count-back from the runner-up was John Asher. The ladies winner was Jo McAntee with 37 points and the runner-up was Gail Waldorff with 35 points. Saturday 15th April men’s stableford winner was Jason Heskins with 40 points on a count-back from Michael Treay. The ladies winner was Moya Fox with 38 points and the runner-up was Jan Bray with 36 points. Good golfing everyone, until next month…. Laurie Fleming Golf Captain.



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