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September 2011 Edition 7

ABN 76432600317

Support Links AGENDA Monday’s 12pm - 2pm 05 Sept- Games 12 Sept– Guest Speaker 19 Sept– SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (No Class) 26 Sept– SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (No Class)

Leichhardt & One Mile Community Centre Corner Old Toowoomba Road & Denman

Co-ordinator: Stella Gibbs

St, Leichhardt

Ph: (07) 3281 6852

Motivational Comment

Contribution to Newsletter: If you would like to advertise a function, festival, workshop, Art Exhibition, CD, book or you would like to share some interesting anecdotes, stories, poems, jokes and news items, please contact:

First keep peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. Thomas a’ Kempis

03 Oct- BBQ

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Editor: Pooja Singh, Rita Goebel Email: To view archived Newsletters, visit:

Free English Lessons available for all migrants and refugees as well as for visiting overseas students or workers who need extra help. Mondays at 10:00 - 11:30am: Ipswich Library, South St, Ipswich. Tuesdays at 10:00 - 11:30am: Ipswich Library, South St, Ipswich. Wednesday class cancelled until further notice. Thursdays at 10:00 - 11:30am Ipswich Library, South St, Ipswich. Thursdays at 9:00 - 11:00am: Goodna Neighbourhood House, 33 Queens St, Goodna For further information please contact Stella Gibbs 0408 816 856 or Colleen Marsh 0408 003 028.

Father’s Day

Sunday 4 September Many Au str ali an s observe Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father figures may inc lude stepfather s, fathers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), and family friends. Father’s Day is not a public holiday in Australia. It falls on a Sunday, which is a day off for many workers so many offices and stores are closed. However, some shopping precincts and stores, as well as restaurants, cafes & entertainment v e n u e s , m ay b e o p e n o n Father’s Day in areas where Sunday trading is allowed.

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Education, concerts, festivals, Workshops ,counselling

The Equinox

Calendar of Concerts, Festivals & Markets


September 2nd—4th ROSEWOOD FESTIVAL

John Street Rosewood 2nd Friday ‘Rock n roll Spectacular’ 3rd Saturday ‘ Country Carnival’ 4th Sunday ‘ Campdraft’ For more info: September 10 Saturday 9am until 11.30am

21st September

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21st June S

21st March


FOILS (Friends Of Ipswich Library Service)

Will have book sale at the Ipswich Library. These The Earth REVOLVES around the Sun (i.e. Travels are ex-library books that are sold at very reduced in the direction of the large white arrows), and ROTATES on its axis (i.e. Spins in the direction of prices. the smaller black arrow). It takes a year for the earth to revolve around the sun once. It takes 24 hours for the earth to rotate on HARVEST FESTIVAL its axis once. Because the sun stays still, the rotation Westfalen Community Garden, Dunlop Street, of the earth gives each spot on the earth’s surface a Collingwood Park. period of light( Day time) and a period of darkness More than 30 stalls will be selling all things old and (Night time). new, plants, books and delicious local fresh There are different SEASONS at different times of produce. Activities include children rides, baby the year because the earth is TILTED on its axis. farm animals’ splash art, candle making, free show bags and a police car on display. And many more... The diagram shows four positions of the earth as it travels around the sun. Measured in time, Each of these position is three months apart. September 18 Sunday On 21st December the southern hemisphere is tilted GOLD COAST MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL TOWARDS the sun. (i.e. Summer in Australia). Evandale Parklands, 135 Bundall Road, On 21st June the southern hemisphere in tilted September 11 Sunday 9am until 3pm

AWAY FROM the sun.(i.e. Winter in Australia).

Surfers Paradise.

On 21st September and 21st March, neither the southern hemisphere nor northern hemisphere is tilted towards or away from the SUN. Multicultural Food, Craft, Performances.


at Leichhardt Community Centre Corner Old Toowoomba Road & Denman St. Leichhardt More details to come later…

New cleaning business in Ipswich provides house cleaning services and commercial cleaning. If you are looking for house cleaning, office cleaning, spring cleaning, bond cleaning and many more. For more info contact : 0404444641 or Printed with compliments of Cr Charlie Pisasale’s Electorate Office 2

story, Knowledge, poem

Celebration of Life Pauline Brayford - 7th July 2011. I attended this farewell to a very special friend and found it both moving and uplifting. Pauline had been a long-term member of Daytime Amateur Theatre Group. The members of this group were quite noticeable in the congregation because they wore fairy wings and glitter. The opening song was "We Love to Boogie" and the final song was "You Will Never Walk Alone" to which everyone joined in and the final crescendo was awesome. The Buddhist monks were invited and they performed a Water Ceremony to assist Pauline's transition.

Dorothy Walsh

Parks of Ipswich

Nerima Gardens Queens Park, Burley Griffin Drive, Ipswich

Nerima Gardens is a celebration of two cultures. A unique blend of Japanese and Australian flora and design elements create a place of tranquillity and calm; a perfect escape from a busy world. Established in 1998, Nerima Gardens is inspired by a ‘Sister City’ link between Ipswich and Nerima City, Japan. This partnership through a careful balance between local characteristics and natural elements. The Azaleas throughout the garden feature Nerima City’s floral emblem. It holds special meaning, symbolising that as the garden thrives, so too do both cities. Park and compliment the tranquil surroundings. The essence of the gardens is symbolised in Nerima’s floral emblem of the Azalea flower which reflects the city’s desire to grow as a peaceful and cheerful town. The significance of this for Ipswich is represented in the inclusion of the Azalea gardens. It is hoped that as the two cities flourish, so too will the gardens Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 9am– 3.45pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9am– 4.30pm Closed Mondays, except school holidays and public holidays

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Couples talk less with age If you and your partner don’t have much to talk about, you’re not alone. A new study has found that couples who have been married 20 years or more barely speak to each other. The British study found that couples who have been married 50 years will sit together in silence for up to 57 minutes in an hour. Unlike young lovers who chat about shared interests and goals, older couples often limit their conversation to “pass the sauce” and discussing the latest weather. While some say they prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, others admit they simply can’t be bothered to talk, according to the study which was conducted by dating website Forget Couples married for 30 years or more talk for only 16 minutes in every hours, while those in a 20 year relationship enjoy only five minutes more the survey revealed. The Sunday Mail

What Makes a Dad God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it ... Dad

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- Author Unknown

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Method: Grease or spray 2 pie plates. Line with pastry.

Myth : Boats are bringing terrorists to our shores. Some opposition backbenchers have recently stated that arrivals of boats are likely to be a perfect cover for terrorists entering Australia. In reality, the threat of terrorists entering the country in this way has been described by counter-terrorism experts as 'infinitesimally small'. Asylum seekers arriving by boat may face years of delay before gaining entry into Australia as opposed to those arriving by air.

Light fry onion and garlic, then add other vegetables (except tomato).


Place on top of pastry.

Ingredients: Beat eggs in bowl with milk and  4 sheets frozen Puff Pastry - thawed, seasoning. Place on top of vegetables.

 6 - 8 Eggs,  4 bulbs Garlic - chopped,  2 Onions, sliced,

Top with slices of tomato and sprinkle with grated cheese.

 zucchini, sliced,  Tomato,

Bake in hot oven 200 degrees for 90 minutes.

 Other vegetables that you have on hand can be added e.g. capsicum, corn, shallots, peas, beans,  1 cup Milk,

Can turn oven down a little half way through cooking if browning too quickly.

 1 cup Cheese - grated,  Salt and Pepper,

Serves 6 - 8 people. by Cynthia

All asylum seekers arriving in Australia undergo thorough security checks from Healthy Living ASIO in conjunction with Indonesia. Comparisons with the US found that those 10,000 steps involved in the terrorist activities of Ever step count towards leading an active and healthy life style. September 11 arrived on valid US visas.

10,000 steps is the recommended daily step goal for adults, and participating in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity like brisk walking can help you towards achieving this goal. Suggestions for achieving this are joining a walking group in your area. For more info you can visit:

Get Up! Action for Australia.

Or join a Bushwalking group visit:


Red Dog Audiences and critics have fallen in love with the Red Dog and its canine star Koko, making it the biggest opening weekend for an Australian film this year. Red Dog has grossed an impressive $1.8million at 244 locations. Starring Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor and an ensemble cast, Red Dog is

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the story of a charismatic kelpie which roamed the West Australian outback in the 1970's, hitching rides, adopting people and uniting communities along the way. The film was shot in South Australia and the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is currently screening nationally and is rated PG. Q.T. 20.08.11

We thank you for making a special card with all your good wishes for our wedding and future. It is very nice to know we are in your thoughts. Thank you so much. Love Simone and Lyle

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Support Links MultiCultural Group Newsletter Sept2011  

Support links Agenda, Free English Classes, Motivational Comment, Father's Day, Calendar of Concerts, Festivals & Markets, The Equinox, Cele...

Support Links MultiCultural Group Newsletter Sept2011  

Support links Agenda, Free English Classes, Motivational Comment, Father's Day, Calendar of Concerts, Festivals & Markets, The Equinox, Cele...