The Building Stronger Communities Grants Program will provide funding to community-based, not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects that develop or improve their facilities, or improve their governance and long term organisational sustainability.
A community facility is a facility that supports community sport, recreational, cultural and social activities and in doing so, helps provide for the physical, cultural, mental and social wellbeing of the community.
There are three categories for funding, with Category One and Two focussing on facility development and maintenance. Category Three focuses on improving organisational development, particularly in the area of effective committee management.
Bartons Bayside has come up with a great idea for an annual fundraiser to benefit local charities.
Barton’s Community Charity Dinner last year raised over $50 000.00 for Darling Point Special School which enabled them to purchase a new bus.
This year they have decided to spread the love and divide the proceeds between four worthy local groups.
The intention is for this dinner to be an annual event.
Tickets are all inclusive and $100 for single and $900 for a table of 10.
I urge anyone who is community minded to attend this year’s event on Friday 4 November 6.30 for 7pm at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, Wondall Rd, Manly West.
To purchase tickets contact Sue Keller on 3396 7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t attend and would like to donate, please also contact Sue.
I look forward to seeing a full house on the night and this event becoming a highlight of on the annual Wynnum calendar.
Well done Bartons!
Friday 7 October
Oktoberfest Trivia Night at Manly West State School from 6.30pm
Tickets are $15pp or $100 for a table of 8, available from the tuckshop or office. No BYO alcohol, but bring a plate to share. There will be a raffle, mystery prizes and the night promises to be a whole lot of fun! Fancy dress is optional
Friday 12 November
Brisbane Bayside College Trivia Night
More details to come.
Have you registered for Walktober?
The Wynnum Manly Walkers is one of the many free Heart Foundation walking groups across Brisbane.
The Wynnum Walktober Event is on Sunday 9 October.
Maintenance Works on Seawall, Davenport Drive, Manly
Starting Monday 10 October for 7 days BCC advised maintenance/rehabilitation works will be carried out on the seawall at Davenport Drive, Manly.
If you have any concerns please call 3403 8888.
2016 Bayside Business Expo
Saturday 22 October 11am to 2pm
Wynnum Memorial Hall, cnr Bay Terrace and Cedar Street, Wynnum
Again this year the BWIB group has been working hard to provide a venue for local businesses to highlight their services. In addition some great speakers and workshops will be held during the day.
Some of the speakers and workshop presenters are Cat Matson, Shar Moore from The YFormula. For more information and to register for a workshop go to www.baysidewomeninbusiness.org/expo
Service Through Vocation Awards – Public Nominations Sought.
The Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly is holding a Service Through Vocation Award night on the 30th November to recognise contributions made to our local Bayside community by the men and women of the Emergency Services (Police, Water Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coast Guard and State Emergency Services).
If you would like to nominate someone, please send the Club a brief email about your experience email@example.com or call their Vocational Services Director, Andrew on 0452 030 884. Publicnominations must be received by 24th October.
Seafood Festival update!
Entertainment All Day
One of the events happening on October 22 at the Wynnum Seafood Festival is the prawn peeling competitions involving eight dextrous contestants who will don bibs and hairnets to see who can effectively de-shell the greatest number of prawns within the strict three-minute timeframe.
Another key event for competitive punters will be the mud crab races.
There will also be cooking demonstrations and panel discussions as well as learning about sustainable fishing practices and tips on selecting and buying.
As well the day will be serenaded by various well-known Brisbane musical talent including the eight-piece swing band The Calibre Cats, award-winning rockabilly four-piece West Texas Crude and high-energy 40s and 50s swing and rock-n-roll band the Sugar Shakers. Other local acts include funk collective Phat Sauce as well as the Wynnum State High School concert band and the Bayside Youth marching band.
There are kids activities like an ocean life discovery experience presented by Wynnum Family Day Care, Two of Wynnum’s younger locals will present a live kids’ cooking demonstration preparing seafood dishes from Recipes for Small Chefs. And the usual suspects of a jumping castle, inflatable slide, obstacle course and free face painting between 11am and 3pm.
Spring Cleaning – Free Green Waste Tip Weekends
With Storm Season not far away, Council transfer stations including Chandler are opening for residents to dispose of green waste in preparation.
22 and 23 October
You can go to Chandler tip with your green waste for free.
Fort Lytton by Nightcan be enjoyed by visitors 12 years+.
Some parts of the tour are not wheelchair accessible.
Perfect for education groups it is also a unique
When: Friday nights* and every 1st Saturday of the month.
Time: Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Tour concludes at 8.15pm.
Please ensure you arrive on time as late visitors will not be able
Do you enjoy talking to people? Would you like to be more involved in your local community?
Are you interested in discovering the story behind the people and places in our community?
Would you like to learn skills to record your own family’s history?
The Story Collecting Team meet every second Saturday, 10am- 12 in the Wynnum Library meeting room. (Meeting dates 8/10, 22/10, 5/11, 19/11, 3/12 and 17/12) for all to come and hear to tell their story.
Come along, learn new skills, share stories, eat cake, and enjoy being part of this friendly group. All Welcome!
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR Eastside Community CRAFT GROUP
Due to renovations at Eastside Community Church.
For the month of October this craft group will meet at the Uniting Church hall, 420 Wondall Road Manly West
Please note that all classes will remain the same at 9.30 to 12 noon and morning tea will be provided as usual. Cost is $4 for the morning.
Classes available are Embroidery, Dolly Duster, Christmas wall hanging and decorations, Quilling, Tea Bag Craft, Soap making, Embroidery, and Tatting. A UFO table is also available for those who wish to catch up on unfinished projects or just want to come along for a friendly chat. Looking forward to catching up to you all then.
Wynnum Region Organised Computing Club for Seniors Inc.(WROCCS) is an organisation run by volunteers teaching Computers, Email, Internet, Digital Photos, Apple & Android tablets & Smart Phones.
They run classes as well as personal one on one sessions,
For more information you are invited to attend their Monthly meeting at the Wynnum RSL (upstairs) on Tuesday 11 October 2016 at 10:30 am or call0411 806 154. As they are a club for seniors you must be 50 or over to become a member.
Learn the benefits of cloud storage and cloud computing. Learn how to use cloud storage to store photos and documents, and cloud computing as a free alternative to paid software. Bookings essential.
Thursday 27 October
1pm to 2.30pm
Perfect for the first time user. Bring your own Android device. Bookings essential.
Tuesday 1 November
10.30am to 12noon
Thursday 3 November
1pm to 2.30pm
Wynnum Library Book Club
11am to 12noon.
Brisbane City Council has programs for all ages at the Wynnum Library.
For more details and bookings call 3403 2199
Attached is a list of school holiday activities. Click the below link for list.
Virtual reality development in the real world
Saturday 8 October
10.30am to 1pm
Expand your horizons during this fun and interactive workshop. Learn how to build your own VR world using Unity3d software and then experience your creation with the latest VR suite, HTC Vive. Presented by Immerce Academy. Bookings essential, ideal for 12 to 17 yr olds.
Meet Jeremy Scott
Wednesday 12 October
1.00pm – 2.30pm
Major open heart surgery as a four-year-old child taught Jeremy that life was precious and something to cherish. He began to see life as a rollercoaster ride, filled with challenges and experiences. Some of those challenges were forced upon him; others were of his own design. On the 5 October 2011, Jeremy began a challenge that was of his own design, a journey that was many years in the planning; a 2 ½ year, 51,916km unsupported bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. At the conclusion of this phenomenal journey, Jeremy wrote the highly successful book The Long Road from a Broken Heart.
Join Jeremy as he discusses this amazing journey and shows some of the photographs he took on the way. Books will be available for purchase or bring your own from home for Jeremy to sign. Bookings essential
Morning of mystery at Wynnum Library
Thursday 13 October
10.00am – 11am
Do you know who killed that cat? Join us for a murder mystery literary trivia and discuss your favourite murder mystery books over a cup of tea. Bookings essential.
Meet Liz Agnew
Tuesday 18 October 10am to 11am
Join local author Liz Agnew as she shares beautiful recipes, artworks, and fun trivia about the humble strawberry. Liz will discuss her experiences researching and writing Ruby’s Treasure. Bookings essential
Feel good films: Singing in the Rain
Thursday 20 October 1pm to 3pm
A much loved musical about a silent film production company making its transition to sound. A classic with wonderful tunes and brilliant use of colour. (1952) (103 min). Bookings essential.
Storytime with Melanie Schrodter
Thursday 20 October 3.30 to 4pm
Join local children’s author and illustrator Melanie Schrodter as she reads from her latest book, Fliff the Fluffball. Learn how to create and name your own character in a fun afternoon activity. Ideal for children aged 4-7 years. Bookings essential
Poets up late writing workshop
Thursday 20 October 6pm to 7.30pm
Come along to an inspiring and engaging poetry writing workshop. Learn writing techniques and tips on how to give a voice to your inner poet. Bookings essential
Introduction to family history
Friday 21 October 1pm to 2.30pm
Learn how to search for your ancestors online. Beginners and more
advanced participants welcome. Bookings essential.
Thursday 27 October 10am to 11am
Explore the photographs in the Merv Beitz Local History Collection and learn how to use them to create beautiful lanterns. Presented by local historian Kate Harbison in conjunction with Sharee Cordes from Bayside Stories. Bookings essential.
Feel Good Month: The therapeutic garden
Saturday 29 October
10.30am to 12noon
Gardens are places where you can get healthy physically and mentally. This presentation looks at the health benefits of creating a variety of relaxing indoor and outdoor garden spaces. Presented by horticulturalist Claire Bickle. Bookings essential.
Friday 7 – Manly West State School Oktoberfest Trivia Night from 7pm at the school hall. Tickets are $15pp or $100 for a table of 8,No BYO alcohol, but bring a plate to share. There will be a raffle, mystery prizes and the night promises to be a whole lot of fun! Fancy dress is optional but there will be a prize for best dressed.
Saturday 8 –Parkrun at Wynnum Wading Pool from 7am is a free 5km walk or run for all ages. To register go towww.parkrun.com.au/Wynnum
Saturday 8 – Saturday Markets at Wynnum Baptist Church, 287 Kianawah Road, Wynnum West 8am to 12noon (2nd Saturday of each month ). Craft in the hall, Carboot in the grounds and lots of stalls with a FREE Jumping Castle. There is a large Playground and Balloon Animals for the Children For stall space phone Mary 3348 6612 – cost of stall $10.00
Saturday 8 – Wynnum Manly Junior’s Spring Fair 2pm to 8pm at Kitchener Park, Wynnum. A great family event for all.
Sunday 9 – Manly Creative Markets are on at Little Bayside Park, Manly from 8am to 3pm
Sunday 9 – Wynnum Walkober Event at Wynnum Wading pool – 5km walk with the Wynnum ManlyWalkers about 1hr. Starts at 9am
Wednesday 12 – Talk to a Town Planner at Queensland State Hockey Centre, 400 Lytton Rd, Colmslie at 2-4pm and 5-7pm To register call 3178 5500 to book a time with a town planner or go towww.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Wednesday 12 – Beyond Blue Bootcamp at Pandanus Beach, Wynnum. Come and joing Fitness First Wynnum at 6am for a 40min bootcamp. All proceeds go to Beyond Blue – $5.00 Sessions for all levels
Friday 14 –SPELD Qld Annual Fundraising Luncheon at Shangri-La Gardens for a two course lunch and beverage package. Proceeds will be used to support the assessment of students in rural and remote Queensland. Featuring Guest Speaker, Jackie French., Fantastic prizes can be won in our silent auction and raffles. Funds raised will be used to assist disadvantaged families. Contact: Melinda Goopy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 14 – Uprising Youth Festival at Brisbane Bayside College grounds, Network Drive, Wynnum West from 5.30pm This is a free youth festival for grades 6 to 12.
Special guests attending are Samu Kerevi (Wallaby and Qld Red) MYSHON KYD (Hip Hop artist and Andino (Illusionist) plus more. Great games, bubble soccer, entertainment and food. Fireworks at 8.30pm.
Saturday 15 – Parkrun Wynnum Wading Pool from 7am is a free 5km walk or run for all ages. To register go towww.parkrun.com.au/Wynnum
Saturday 15 – Spring Fair at The Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre from 8am to 1pm on the grounds at 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum. There will be Trash and Treasure, Art, Cakes, Sweets and books as well as plants and clothing. As well as a Sausage Sizzle and a raffle. The Canteen will be open for Devonshire teas, hamburgers ets.
Saturday 15 – Garage Sale from 6:30am – 12:30pm for the Bayside Sea Scouts at their Land Ship – 358 Upper Esplanade, Darling Point, Manly. To buy a table to sell you wares $10.00 members and $15.00 non-members – payable on the day or donate items for the group to sell Contact: Rebecca – Fundraising Co-Ordinator Ph: 0402 793 125 or Email:email@example.com book a table or make a donate items
Saturday 15 – One-Day Book Sale of Military History – a 30+ year collection of military history titles is being sold. Manly Lota RSL Hall, 184 Melville Tce, Manly from 9am to 2pm
This is a great opportunity for those who love military history to grab a bargain. Books are in ‘as new’ condition, including recent releases. Prices start from $2.00. Books cover all major conflicts from 19th century warfare, through World War I (including many popular Gallipoli titles), World War II, Vietnam and contemporary conflicts.
10% of net proceeds benefit the Manly/Lota RSL Sub Branch. Cash only.
Saturday 15 – Jan Power Markets at Little Bayside Park, Manly 6am to 12noon
Sunday 16 – Harman’s Reserve working bee for October will be held from 7.30 until 10.30 am with a cuppa afterwards Please meet at the container near to the scout hall on Wood Street Manly. All welcome. For more details, please phone Gayle on 0423845237.
Sunday 16 – Manly Creative Markets are on at Little Bayside Park, Manly from 8am to 3pm
Thursday 20 – Bayside Women in Business Coffee Networking event at Tide Wine Bar, William Gunn Jetty 9.30am Cost $10 for a mingle and chat over coffee and treat. Book via their firstname.lastname@example.org@bsdf.org
Friday 21 – Smart Money Fair at Morningside School of Arts from 9am to 1pm. This is a community event to provide information about avoiding scams, helpful tips on library services, Centrelink, payday lenders, borrowing, credit and fair finance, affordable housing and more. For more details call 3399 5671
Saturday 22 – Silky Oaks Carboot Sale (Fourth Saturday of the Month) at 218 Manly Road, Manly. From 8am to 11.30am. If you wish to have a stall or need more details call 3906 8888.
Saturday 22 – Parkrun at Wynnum Wading Pool from 7am is a free 5km walk or run for all ages. To register go towww.parkrun.com.au/Wynnum
Saturday 22 – The Bayside Business Expo -from 11am to 2pm at Wynnum Memorial Hall, cnr Cedar St and Bay Terrace, Wynnum. Great workshops and guest speakers during the day.
Sunday 23 – Manly Creative Markets are on at Little Bayside Park, Manly from 8am to 3pm
Monday 24 – ‘Women’s Voices 19’ hosted by Soroptimist International Bayside. A celebration of women’s contribution to local culture and community. Will be held at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club 6.30pm – 9pm. Cost $45 or $40 concession includes a 2 course meal. For more details email@example.com bookings at
Saturday 29 – Parkrun at Wynnum Wading Pool from 7am is a free 5km walk or run for all ages. To register go towww.parkrun.com.au/Wynnum
Saturday 29 – Halloween Festival Manly – 11am to late. A great family night. The Main Parade from 6pm Cambridge Parade and Little Bayside Park, Manly.
Sunday 29 – Manly Creative Markets are on at Little Bayside Park, Manly from 8am to 3pm
Saturday 5 – Parkrun at Wynnum Wading Pool from 7am is a free 5km walk or run for all ages. To register go towww.parkrun.com.au/Wynnum
Saturday 5 – Jan Power Markets at Little Bayside Park, Manly 6am to 12noon
Saturday 5 – Free Movies in the Park at Little Bayside Park, Manly. Movie ‘Racing Stripes’
Get ready for Melbourne Cup with this tale of a zebra who thinks he’s a horse and has a dream to race with the thoroughbreds. Running time 102 minutes. Rated G. Movie screens at 7 pm.
Bring a folding chair, rug or cushion and settle in for a great evening’s entertainment. Food available for purchase from 4:00pm.
Saturday 5 – YCEL Ice cream shop’s 2nd birthday, Cnr Bay Terrace and Florence St Wynnum at 10am
Saturday 5 – Manly Dragon Boat blessing of the fleet ‘dotting the eyes’ at 10am Rose Bay
Sunday 6 – Manly Creative Markets are on at Little Bayside Park, Manly from 8am to 3pm
Saturday 12 – Parkrun at Wynnum Wading Pool from 7am is a free 5km walk or run for all ages. To register go towww.parkrun.com.au/Wynnum
Saturday 12 – Saturday Markets at Wynnum Baptist Church, 287 Kianawah Road, Wynnum West 8am to 12noon (2nd Saturday of each month ). Craft in the hall, Carboot in the grounds and lots of stalls with a FREE Jumping Castle. There is a large Playground and Balloon Animals for the Children For stall space phone Mary 3348 6612 – cost of stall $10.00
Saturday 12 – Brisbane Bayside College Trivia Night at 7pm
Sunday 13 – Manly Creative Markets are on at Little Bayside Park, Manly from 8am to 3pm
Wednesday 16 – Talk to a Town Planner at Brisbane City Hall, Sherwood Room, 64 Adelaide St Brisbane 12noon to 2pm and 5-7pm To register call 3178 5500 to book a time with a town planner or go towww.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Friday 18 – Walter’s Choice Fundraiser at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club in conjunction with Wynnum Manly Juniors & Redlands Juniors are having a sports lunch to raise money for the Walters Choices & both junior clubs, to be held here at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club . Cost is $140pp or $1300 for a table of 10. Guest Speaker is Scott Sattler. This luncheon is a lead into the Legends of League game being played on the Saturday night 19/11/16, so a number of the players will be in attendance – it will be a great day. For details and bookings call Troy on 0401 843 030 or Adam on 0407 598 125
Saturday 19 – Parkrun at Wynnum Wading Pool from 7am is a free 5km walk or run for all ages. To register go towww.parkrun.com.au/Wynnum
Saturday 19 – Jan Power Markets at Little Bayside Park, Manly 6am to 12noon
Sunday 20 – Manly Creative Markets are on at Little Bayside Park, Manly from 8am to 3pm
Sunday 20 – The Wynnum Choral Society Inc. is holding the second Variety Concert of its’ 90th. Anniversary Year at 2p.m. The venue is The Wynnum Municipal Hall, Cnr Bay Terrace and Cedar Streets, Wynnum. The Concert is supporting Red Cross, Wynnum Manly Branch, and they will also be providing the afternoon tea which is included in the price of the tickets, $20.00 and $15.00 concession, children under 12 $5.00. For information 0403422324.
Saturday 26 – Parkrun at Wynnum Wading Pool from 7am is a free 5km walk or run for all ages. To register go towww.parkrun.com.au/Wynnum