Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anzac Day 2012

Dawn services were held at Wynnum RSL, and at Manly, followed by marches through Manly and later Wynnum.  These photos are from the Wynnum march that commenced in Cedar Street, and travelled along Bay Tce, then Bride Street to the car park at the Wynnum RSL where the wreath laying service was held.

Lest we forget.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Launch of Writers of Wynnum Manly Book

On Saturday April 21st, a very successful launch of the anthology of writing of the Writers of Wynnum Manly (who are a subcommittee of the Wynnum Manly Arts Council), was held at the Wynnum Municipal Hall.

Fabulous food was provided, and we heard the first public speech since his election of our new Member of Parliament, Neil Symes.

WOW Co ordinator and Vice President of the Wynnum Manly Arts Council Heather Jacobs, Neil Symes, MP, Ian Hill (MC)

The book, called A Little Bit of Writers of Wynnum Manly. contains poetry, haiku, and short stories from members including Heather Jacobs, Edith Ritchie, Charles McNeilly, Valerie Absell, Valerie Allen, John Francis Thomas, Maggie Saville-Taylor, Lurline Farmer, Colleen O'Grady, and the late Brian Brandenburg, to whom the book was dedicated.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend Activities

There really is a lot on this weekend - especially on Saturday (21st  April)

Jan Power's Farmers' Markets at Manly are on


The Scope Club of Wynnum have a function "Lavender and Lace"  with Devonshire Afternoon Tea and Auction at the Red Raddish, Edith Steet, Wynnum, from 1.30 pm.

$10 to attend.  Phone Rose Kefford on 3396 5958 to book.

and The Brisbane Doll Society presents  Collectors and Hobbies Fair, at Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum with

Refreshments - Sale Tables - Valuations - Displays

Admission $6 (Concession $5)
(All proceeds to charity)

Contact Lyn 3802 2508

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Visit Beadoire

I met yesterday with the wonderfully talented Maureen Nugent of Beadoire in Bay Tce, Wynnum.  She has some awesome things in her store.

Some garments in the window attracted my attention, and I came out with a fabulous pink bag carrying my purchases after a long chat with her about her glass beading.

Did you know Maureen won a major award for her work back in 2008??  (Ask her to show it to you when you visit the store).

I found this video on You Tube - you can see there are many more items in this amazing place now....

Beadoire, 143 Bay Terrace, Wynnum.  Check the website for opening hours etc.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Free Workshop about Incorporation, Incorporated Associations

This workshop will be on April 18th, at the WM Leagues Club.  For more information click here.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Beginning with Orchids

Here's your chance to learn how to grow fabulous orchids!!

The Eastern District Orchid Society Inc in conjunction with Gordon’s Oz Orchid Nursery presents

Beginning with Orchids

Where? Gordon’s Oz Orchid Nursery, 1729 Wynnum Rd Tingalpa
When? Saturday April 14th at 10 am

Free demonstrations on the care of Orchids
Free Morning Tea from 9.30 am
5 Lucky Door Orchid Plant Giveaways
Free Advice

Everyone welcome – please bring along a chair.

Enquiries: Barry on 0414 725 294 or

Orchid Show

I had driven past the venue for the Orchid Show several times during the past few weeks and noted the sign out the front, and slipped a note into my diary for me to go.  As it turned out, I was able to attend though only for a short time.

It was impressive!!!  Local orchid growers competed in a number of categories and the displays were wonderful.  Thank you to the committee for allowing me to take some photographs.

The Show is one of the two shows put on each year by the Eastern District Orchid Society, Inc.   If you missed this one, add September 29th and 30th to your calendar, as their next show will be on that weekend at the Bayside Uniting Church Hall, 420 Wondall Road Manly West.

For more information go to the website.