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UPCOMING EVENTS JUNE 2024



• LUMI Light Up My Islands Festival will be held on the 22nd of June, which is the Winter Solstice.  All island residents are invited  to join in and encourage any ideas and opportunities to make that happen. Including holding lantern making and lantern decorating workshops  etc…. 


AB FAB COMING: An exciting designer label fashion parade and auction, AB FAB is coming on Saturday, July 13, to be held at the Macleay Island Community Centre from 1-4 pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased via TryBooking. 


• RPAC SHOWS COMING: Four Seasons Reimagined. Vivaldi’s masterpiece with Camerata the Queensland Chamber Orchestra. Wednesday, July 17, 7.30pm. SAND a Tapestry of Wonder Japanese drumming, Friday, June 21, 7.30pm


• MIAC INTERIM GALLERY TO CLOSE The MIAC Art Gallery is closing on June 24, This will allow the MIC committee to prepare for the opening of the new MIAC Gallery hopefully later in the year.


• RUSSELL ISLAND COMMUNITY ARTS (RICArts) – A community-based organisation offering Art, Sewing, Pottery, Ukulele, Mosaic, Writers Group 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.  While you are there, grab a coffee from Rosie’s, Island Beans Coffee Cart – Recommended by Restaurant Guru for the 4th year in a row! Find us at The Farm, Art House & Gallery, entry via Robert St, Russell Island.  A short walk from the jetty.  More info:  Ph:  0418 445 942. Email - ricartsfarm@gmail.com  website:  www.russellislandarts.com/


• RICArts presents Trish Harris’s Mini Murals Exhibition continues until 4 June.  This is your last chance to see this exhibition inspired by local flora and fauna.


• Robyn Joargenson and Mark Bryan Joint Exhibition – 8 June to 25 June. Don’t miss this wonderful mix of art, ceramics and much more from this creative and innovative pair of local, island artists.  You won’t want to miss this exhibition.  Robyn’s last exhibition pieces sold so quickly many collectors missed their chance to buy the piece they wanted.  Don’t miss your opportunity this time! 


• Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse Competition and Exhibition PLUS Workshops – Opening Event Saturday 29 June 3pm

Bernard and Bob’s Trash to Treasure workshops will be held each Saturday 9am to 12noon, June 2, 9 and 16 at a cost of $15 per person which includes materials.  Learn from the masters of recycling.  Use your imagination to create anything out of anything. Bookings essential email: jinhoward00@yahoo.com.au or Ph:0411426224


• SMBI COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Our island community band started up in 2023 and is happy to welcome new players of all ages and levels on woodwind, brass, percussion and other instruments. Rehearsals are held at the Macleay Island Progress Hall every Sunday of school terms from 2.00-3.30pm. If you are interested just come along and join us! All enquiries to Eve Newsome: evenewsome@hotmail.com


• BERNIE'S ARTISAN MARKET & SOCIAL EVERY 3RD Saturday at the Macleay Island Progress Hall and grounds.


• Kiti’s Tai Chi for Health – Beginners and advanced Tai Chi  Text Kiti on 0400 463 443


• RUSSELL ISLAND COMMUNITY ARTS (RICArts) – A community-based organisation offering Art, Sewing, Pottery, Ukulele, Mosaic, Writers Group 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.  While you are there, grab a coffee from Rosie’s, Island Beans Coffee Cart – Recommended by Restaurant Guru for the 4th year in a row! Find us at The Farm, Art House & Gallery, entry via Robert St, Russell Island.  A short walk from the jetty.  More info:  Ph:  0418 445 942. Email - ricartsfarm@gmail.com  website:  www.russellislandarts.com/


• RICArts Members’ Autumn Exhibition runs until 14 May with all items being replaced as they are sold which keeps the exhibition fresh and changing each day.  There is a combination of ceramics and paintings for sale – all at very affordable prices.  Come and visit!  


• RICArts presents Trish Harris’s Mini Murals Exhibition with the Opening Event on Saturday 18th May at 2pm and exhibition running until 4 June – open weekends too.  Inspired by local flora and fauna and Trish’s tours through South Africa and Europe.  Please BYO drinks and a plate of nibbles to share for the opening.  This is quite a different exhibition to our usual ones and very worth a visit @ The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery, Robert Street, Russell Island.


• The RedShed Studio's PilatesYoga and Qigong are in their 8th year of encouraging community fitness with fun laughter and expertise. Contact Marian 0412 22 55 88 or  PilatesYogaFusion@gmail.com


 • 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 Monday of each month at 1pm at Macleay Island Progress Hall. To find out more email macleayvista@gamail.com 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.


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.


• 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. Been dancing since 2008 Contact:- Joanne 0419 999 540


• TABLE TENNIS - FREE of CHARGE first night. WHERE: Recreational Hall, Alison Cres. 5pm to 7pm every Monday night. Contact Siobhan 0406108882; Alan 0418799765.


• TENNIS on Macleay and Lamb Islands

The Macleay and Lamb Islands' Tennis Club plays social tennis three times per week: 3pm Monday on Macleay; 4pm Tuesday on Lamb and 2pm or 3pm Thursday on Macleay. Cost is $2 per day. All welcome - our youngest player is 18, the eldest is 88. Send text to Graham 049 295 1458.


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