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IN her 60s and back to the ’70s. Australia’s beloved soul diva rocks on in her latest stage shows. High-energy shows Velvet and Disco Inferno both hark back to the decade that benchmarked the Marcia Hines story. The shows feature Marcia at her timeless, dynamic best, belting out It’s Raining Men with the same magnetism that mesmerised thousands of people in her awe-inspiring role as a black Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. “The ’70s shows are great,” Marcia said. “It’s the disco era – there’s plenty of bad clothes, bad hairstyles and it makes everyone happy.” Marcia Hines, the magnificent voice, the bold personality, is good humoured and gracious.

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CATCH up with Logies Hall of Fame actor Noni Hazlehurst as she brings her celebrated one-woman play to the Coast, and there’s the cyber story of how a boy in Vancouver can operate his Noosa grandfather’s model railway. Plus plenty of informative and entertaining stories on travel, well-being and finance.

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WELCOME to our October issue, I am sure you will enjoy the wide range of interesting and informative stories. Firstly, we have two great prize giveaways. One is the incredible caravan giveaway (see entry details below), and the second prize will make bookworms swoon with delight. Yes, check out the entry requirements in the book review section (page 38) and give yourself a chance to win novels by the four finalists plus the winner of the prestigious 2016 Miles Franklin literary

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SENIORS JOURNALIST JIM FAGAN prize. No matter who, what or where you are, there is simply no ignoring the world as it is. While we endeavour to give you all the good news, at times, there are issues that need to be talked about, debated and finally changed. This month, in our

regular Talk ’n’ Thoughts section (pages 10–11) Seniors Editor, Gail Forrer highlights the predicament some older women in the community have found themselves in. The rising statistics of the ‘invisible’ homeless show that burying our heads in the sand won’t fix the problem. So if you read the article and can think of some practical solutions to contribute, please send an email to: Gail.Forrer@seniors newspaper.com.au. Changes inevitably start at the grassroots level,

with people just like us able to make a difference. Meanwhile, I want all good travellers to find their inner happiness and take a chance at winning the Garoover. And to fellow booklovers, I thoroughly recommend this wonderful range of Australian books. Good luck and good reading. Don’t forget to check out all the latest news on our website at www.seniorsnews.com.au or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ seniorsnews.

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PLAYING Christie, a homeless alcoholic about her own age, has given Logie Hall of Fame actor Noni Hazlehurst a new insight into women who, as she says, “fall through the cracks of society through some fault – or even no fault – of their own”. “The issue of homelessness among older women is becoming increasingly important, particularly in major cities,” she told Seniors from her Gold Coast hinterland home. “It is concerning that, as more refuges and places of solace are closed down and services cut, the numbers of women couch surfing and sleeping in cars are increasing.” Noni, 63, is bringing her one-woman play Mother to Lake Kawana Community Centre this month as part of a regional tour of Queensland and NSW.

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Premiering in June last year in Melbourne, the play has been a hit with audiences and critics, with Noni receiving a Helpmann nomination as best actor in a play. “Christie is one of those people in society who live a life you wouldn’t wish on anybody,” Noni said. “She’s had few opportunities, little education, made some bad decisions and now she is living with the consequences.” Concurrently on Foxtel Showcase, Noni appears as controlling matriarch Elizabeth Bligh in drama A Place to Call Home. Season four started last month and Noni is hopeful about a fifth going into production next year. Asked what she thought when people called Elizabeth ‘a bitch’, Noni said viewers had to consider the times. “This is a woman who was born in the Victorian era, who married very

young and was brought to value ‘old country’ values of stiff upper lip, face the front, to be of service. Her life to date is the reason she is the way she is. “She is similar to Christie and similar to all of us. You scratch the surface, peel the layers of the onion away and see the human being underneath. “That’s what I want from my characters, to be able to present a person who is understandable, whom you can empathise with.” Noni was 21 when first married. Her second marriage – to John Jarratt – ended after 10 years. Reminded she had once said two actors together wasn’t the greatest combination, she laughed. “Yes, I did say that but I qualified it by saying, ‘Well, these two actors aren’t the greatest combination but we have two beautiful boys (Charlie and William) who are endlessly fascinating.’ ”

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❚ Marcia moved from Boston to Sydney at just 16 to star in the Australian production of Hair. ❚ Marcia’s debut album Marcia Shines became the biggest selling album by an Australian female artist in 1975. ❚ Marcia was the first Australian female artist to have seven consecutive top-20 album releases. ❚ Cruise ’n’ Groove, hosted on the luxurious cruise liner Radiance of the Seas, this month begins its retro music journey from Sydney with Marcia, pop heavyweights KC and the Sunshine Band and a host of other artists. The cruise sets sail to the tropical beauty of prominent South Pacific island holiday destinations including Isle of Pines (New Caledonia), Mystery Island (Vanuatu) and Noumea (New Caledonia). Cruise ’n’ Groove sets sail from Sydney for eight nights from October 23–31. For more information, including how to book your cabin, go to www.chooseyourcruise.com.au or phone 1300 247 371. each other that often, but when they did, there was still plenty to talk about. “We start talking and I look at the time and it could be 3am,” she laughed. Great friends, family, her daughter and godchildren ranging from four to 43 years old hold a special place in the big heart of Marcia Hines. In 2003, the next generation of youth had their own turn at discovering Marcia when she completed five series as a judge on TV show Australian Idol, returning for the seventh series. In 2007, Marcia was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. In 2009, she received a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours for services to the entertainment industry as

a performer, judge and mentor, and to the community through a range of charitable organisations. This year is no different to any others in the career of the indomitable Marcia Hines. “I didn’t plan anything for this age or after this age,” she said. “Life just happens.” Her fitness regime is just as simple. “I do a bit of walking, a bit of running – I like to get my heart rate up.” She believes in the adage that all work and no play makes one very boring and enjoys doing art production and spending time with her godchildren. “I like to go into the art studio, walk in, close the door and do some mosaics,” she said.

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SEVENTY years on and 12,000 kilometres apart, Noosa resident Ken Saunders shares his passion for trains with his Canadian nine-year-old grandson Jared - online. Through the miracle of cyber-technology and cameras, Jared and Ken access the site, play with the trains and share a hobby that focuses on the 14sq m rail layout and shipping complex in Ken’s Noosa garage. Complete with a ski mountain, a boating lake, a coal town, a circus, a military airport, freight and passenger terminals, cattle, people and engines and carriages galore, the layout is a dream playground for boys of all ages. “I was talking to Jared on Skype and I showed him some of the trains working,” Ken told Seniors. “Skype was limited in what I could let him see and when he said, ‘I wish I could do that,’ the idea came to me that if we can send camera videos over the internet, why not train signals?”


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Government facts and figures FEDERAL Government’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics from 2011-12 to 2013-14, show the number of women aged 55 years and over accessing specialist homelessness services increased by 26 per cent These figures are for the women who actually sought help from a homeless support service. www.humanrights.gov. au/face-facts.

■ In 2009-2010, Australian women reached retirement age with an average of 36 per cent – or $87,532 – less superannuation than men. As a result, women are more likely to experience poverty in their retirement years and be far more reliant on the Age Pension. ■ 2009-2010, average superannuation payouts for women were just over half (57%) those of

men. Average retirement payouts in 2009-10 were of the order of $198,000 for men and $112,600 for women. ■ One in five Australians aged 55 years or over claim that age is a major barrier to finding a job or getting more hours of paid work. They say that employers consider them “too old”. ■ About 80% of all Australians aged over 65 rely, at least in part, on the Age Pension.

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YOU probably won’t recognise her. She’s usually clean, tidy and you can identify her social status as lying somewhere in the circle of middle class. You might feel you have some connection. Perhaps you recall that your kids went to school with her kids, or at one stage you were on the same committee. But you rarely see her around these days and, come to think of it, when you do see her, well, she’s a little bit shabby, a little bit sad. Anyway, she doesn’t make a show of herself. In fact, she’s generally invisible. This woman is a statistic. She makes up the fastest growing group of homeless Australians. She is an older woman. Shocking statistics reveal one in four women over 55 years old make up this category. Yet it can be hard to pick these women. They’re not obvious, except their accommodation consists of sharing flats, couch surfing, uncomfortably living with family or, worst-case scenario, living

after others – children, parents, partners. Super contributions have further taken a dip when casual/part-time work is chosen to leave time for domestic life. Ms Caro said statistics showed women may never recover from a divorce, while for men it is a one-off financial hit. The disparity is often due to women taking on the kids, while men are more able to actively sustain a career. This is the social background behind the new poor – and about to become poorer – generation of women. These women matured in an era when only progressive parents encouraged education beyond high school. Well-meaning men were more interested in the education of sons and mothers gently advised their daughters to marry

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The plan was to marry and the man would support the family for the rest of their lives. interesting than finances. She said men were brought up to be “hardheaded and pragmatic”, generally able to negotiate a higher salary. On the other hand, "women have been trained from birth not to ask for things for themselves”. Ms Caro is speaking up on behalf of these women and she says there is no

time to spare. Unless we wish to see more women out on the street, then action is urgently needed. Some things she suggests include: ■ For every unit development of 70 or more, two should be put aside for social housing. Among other things, this would stop ghetto-like social housing. ■ Significant incentives to employ older workers and proper recognition of skill base. ■ Increase the pension to a living wage. ■ Financial advice available freely through local communities – "Better late, than never," as Ms Caro explained.

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COOROY-NOOSA FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

WE MET with Lou O’Brien, the Member for Wide Bay, who showed great interest in the site of our new Heritage Centre at Emerald St, Cooroy. The group has been working hard for more than 20 years to raise funds to build the centre and construction will start on the building in October. The AGM of the group was held at 1pm Saturday, September 24 at Cooroy Library on Maple St. Before the meeting Bev Warner told us about her travels in Three Girls in a Combie. To find out more visit www.genealogy-noosa .org.au or phone 5442 5570.

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ALL MEMBERS, especially those who regularly attend the Ireland Group, welcomed Dr Jennifer Harrison to the September general meeting. Honorary Research Fellow in History in the School of Historical

INFORMATIVE: Professor Peter Ellis addresses the Probus Club of Kawana Waters.

and Philosophical Inquiry in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ, her topic was Irish Research. Jennifer talked of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’, an Irish invention announced in 2012. In October, guest speaker Janice Cooper’s topic will be Understanding our Ancestors in Their Time and Place. Members of the public are encouraged to attend, details are available from Roz 5493 1197 or visit the website: www.caloundrafamily history.org.au Contact the secretary at :caloundrafamilyres @y7mail.com Visitors can attend at SCTC, Gate 2, Pierce Ave, Little Mountain.

MEETINGS: Currimundi Probus members Wendy Winn with David Weston and Peter Witton.

RAAF KAWANA WATERS

THE Royal Australian Air Force Association Kawana Waters branch has vacancies for membership both male and female. The aim is to promote and maintain the welfare and benefit of serving members, ex-members of the RAAF and Her Majesty’s Air Forces, Allied Air Forces and their dependants. The branch also conducts Monthly subsidised lunches, bus tours and many other social activities. We meet the second Saturday of the month at the Kawana Waters SLSC at Pacific Blvd, Buddina at 10am. So why not come along? Details call Lance on 5443 2775.

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IS A not-for-profit organisation providing superbly illustrated monthly presentations on diverse topics within the arts and related disciplines. The goal of ADFAS Sunshine Coast is to enable members and guests to learn more about the arts in a friendly, welcoming environment, and to enjoy meeting like-minded people and chat over supper. Our monthly raffles raise funds to support local young art projects. The lecturers are recognised specialists in their fields drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds. The next ADFAS presentation will be on Monday October 24 at 6.45pm at the Drama Theatre Matthew Flinders

Sunshine Coast College, Stringybark Rd, Buderim. Steven Desmond gives us an insight into the gardens designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown – and the impact the beauty of these gardens has had on art over the past 300 years. For bookings call Karin on 5479 0550. Cost for visitors is $25. Full annual membership is $148. Email: sunshinecoast@adfas .org.au website: www.adfas.org.au

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We ARE a retired business seniors single group who would like more retired single men to join us. Over 65 to 75 is our age group, we need a balance of men to enjoy our social group outings. Theatre, home dinner parties, barbecues, walks, picnics and dining out are some of the venues we would like to share. These are the outings one doesn’t enjoy on one’s own. Details call 5443 7663 after 5pm.

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who enjoy each other’s company. We have regular outings to places of interest, restaurants and picnics. Contact Robyn on 0458 773 387 or 5476 9032.

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miss out as there is also a range of junior titles on sale. Bring a bag to fill for $5 but make sure you are early to grab a book bargain. All funds raised are injected back into supporting the Maleny library service. Maleny Library is located at 5 Coral St, Maleny. Details at council’s library website or call 5475 8989.

COOROY NOOSA FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

HISTORY:Caloundra Family History Research Inc. welcomed Dr Jennifer Harrison with Ireland Group Co-ordinator Geoff Kelly.

CALOUNDRA FLORAL ART SOCIETY

WE ARE a group who meet monthly at the Masonic Hall, Third Ave, Caloundra. If you have a love of flowers and are interested in arranging them, we would welcome new members. We meet on the first Friday of the month, starting with morning tea at 9am. Come and join us.

PROBUS CLUBS ■ KAWANA WATERS LEST we forget. Remembering our war dead is undoubtedly an obligation which those who are left readily assume. However, the bringing of closure to the families of the fallen still goes on. July marked the centenary of the World War One battle of Fromelles in northern France. This action saw horrendous losses

soldiers’ remains were identified and laid to rest in a suitably marked grave, giving closure to many of their family members.

and the third Monday of the month. Our bowls coordinator Bob Blair showed off his skills, not at bowls but at knitting. Our popular Coffee and Chat mornings are held each month with a number of hostesses holding similar morning teas at their homes with a limit of 10 to each home. At the Barbecue Breakfast on the morning of the opening of the Olympics we had an attendance of 42 members.

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inflicted on allied forces and has been described as “the worst 24 hours in Australia’s history”. Professor Peter Ellis, a forensic pathologist, addressed the September meeting of the Probus Club of Kawana Waters, giving an insight into the work of the team of which he was a member that was commissioned by the Australian and British governments. By the use of modern forensic techniques a further 156

GREAT SUPPORT: Currimundi Probus member Heather Alchin proudly waving an Aussie Banner to cheer on our Olympic and Para Olympic Champions.

WE WERE out and about this month attending various activities. The Golf Group welcomed Peter “the Hole in One Man” back. The Golf Group play on the first Wednesday

OUR Self Help Group meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 2pm at the Suncare Day Respite Centre, George St, Maroochydore. Details call Maureen on

5443 2215. There is no cost and partners/carers are also welcome. The next meeting will be held Saturday, October 22. The last meeting of the year will be held on November 26 (Christmas lunch). No meeting in December.

NATIONAL SENIORS ■ BUDERIM BRANCH

MONTHLY meeting will be held in the Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth St, Buderim at 9.30am on Monday October 24. Morning tea will be served. Cost is $5 a person. We will be holding a trivia morning with our gurus Irene and Arthur, with prizes. All over 50s are welcome to join our group of happy seniors

WE WILL meet at 1pm, Saturday October 8 at Cooroy Library on Maple St. The Hundred Petalled Rose was described by Herodotus as early as 450BC but a member, Lola McDonald, will tell us about the involvement of her family with the Shailer rose in the eighteenth century. Join us for this interesting talk at 1pm before the meeting. Large potted plants, bare rooted plants and a range of other items will be on sale at a garage sale on Saturday, October 15 at 84 Werin St, Tewantin. Be early for the best specimens. Visit www.genealogy-noosa. org.au or call 5442 5570 for details.

COOLUM LIONESS

SHIRLEY Salisbury has been awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow Award by the Coolum Lions Club. Created in 1973, the fellowship is named for CONTINUED ON PAGE 21

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the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones. It is the highest award in the Lions Club. A Melvin Jones Fellow receives a lapel pin and a personalised wall plaque in honour of their commitment to helping others. Shirley joined the Lioness Club in 1998 and has been president eight times, Treasurer eight times and publicity officer and membership chairman in her 18 years in Coolum Lioness Club. She was presented with the award by the Q4 District Governor Jan Barsby at a dinner at the Coolum Hotel. Coolum Lioness Club members congratulate her on receiving the award, the first in our club.

CANCER COUNCIL QLD

WE ARE offering a free seminar on the Sunshine Coast, Moving on from Breast Cancer. Topics include ongoing side effects, exercise and wellbeing. This is a women’s only event. Please register online at www.cancerqld.org.au/ get-support/ccq-events /information-sessions/ or call 131120 for details. We are looking for new volunteers for their community support

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CALOUNDRA STAMP CLUB

FINE OUTING: Glashouse Mountain Day VIEW Club enjoy an outing at The Gardens at Maleny. SOLID CMMITTMENT:Caloundra Seniors, Judy McArdle with the Vice President Mary Clark and Secretary Jill Barr having been awarded Life Membership at the AGM.

CONGRATULATIONS::Coolum Lioness Shirley Salisbury awarded Lions Clubs Highest Award, the Melvin Jones Fellow. Caloundra Seniors committee elected for 2016-17.

programs. If you have had a cancer experience, or cared for someone with cancer, this might be a great opportunity to get involved. Details at cancerqld.org.au or call 1300 851 957.

CALOUNDRA SENIOR CITIZENS’ CLUB

HELD its AGM on Wednesday September 14 at the CCSA Hall. There was a new committee elected for the 2016-17 year. After the meeting

members enjoyed musical entertainment from Totally Charlie, followed by a luncheon supplied by Meals on Wheels. Judy McArdle with vice president Mary Clarke and secretary Jill Barr at the Caloundra Senior Citizens Club were both awarded a life membership at the AGM on September 14 for at least 10 years of service. Judy was guest of honour for the AGM and luncheon.

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WE MEET at 7pm on the first Wednesday of each month (except January). The next meeting is October 6. Meetings are held in the the Red Cross Rooms, Price St, Nambour 4560. Activities include circuit books, guest speakers, letter of the month displays, member show and tell of interesting items, stamp quiz, annual stamp scavenger hunt and club auctions. New members and visitors are always

welcome. More Information call assistant secretary on 5441 2238.

SUNSHINE COAST ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR

WILL BE held at Montville Village Hall on October 22 and 23 from 9am to 4pm and will have a huge range of locally hand-made items lovingly made by our members and members of the community, including handbags, children’s clothing, pottery, jewellery, jams and spreads and knitted goods. It will be

THE club meets at 1pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting is October 27. Meetings are held in the Catholic Church Parish Hall, 61 Edmund St, Caloundra. Circuit books, stamp displays, accessories and bargain table. New members and visitors are always welcome. More information call secretary Jill Hughes on 5494 7233.

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WILL host an AGM Sunday, November 27. Nomination forms for executive positions are available from the Community Information Centre. Positions and job descriptions include: president – a previous career in droving goannas or herding cats would stand a potential candidate in good stead. Some knowledge of meeting procedure is useful. Vice-president – it could be twisted to match a variety of backgrounds to become PR, ringmaster, entertainer or conciliator. Secretary – a person who can keep track of three simultaneous conversations while taking notes of only the relevant items would find this job a breeze. Treasurer – some knowledge of maths is presumed for this role. The ability to nail jelly to the ceiling would also be handy. Inquiries to BWMCA on 5477 0945.

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL

WE MEET Friday October

PARTY TIME: Maroochydore VIEW members Judy, Lynne, Fran, Claire, Kay and Jenny having plenty of fun as they cut their very fabulous birthday cake.

14 at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Rd, Nambour, 9.30am. Come along and bring a friend, enjoy an inspirational message and worship. Our speaker will be Warren Woodland. Men and women are welcome to attend. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Aglow International is an interdenominational Christian organisation and has branches in 172 nations and on six continents. Details call Melva on 5443 5752 or 0421 900 770 or Dorothy on 5476 4190 or 0487 425 657.

VIEW CLUBS

VIEW stands for Voice,

Interests and Education of Women. VIEW Clubs support the wonderful work of The Smith Family with their Learning for Life Program which assists disadvantaged children in Australia with their education.

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MEETINGS/lunches are held on the first Wednesday of the month at Clio’s on Rosemount, 246 Petrie Creek Rd Rosemount (Bli Bli) at 11am. The next meeting/lunch is on Wednesday October 5. There are always interesting guest speakers and also a social activity on the third

Wednesday of the month. If you have not been to any of our meetings, please consider coming along. Have lunch with a friendly group of ladies and make new and lasting friendships. Details call Leonie on 5452 6068 to make a reservation. For luncheon bookings or cancellations, please call by 6pm on the Sunday before the luncheon.

■ GLASS HOUSE COUNTRY DAY

TWENTY-one members from the club enjoyed a morning at The Garden cafe and garden centre in Maleny recently. It was great catch-up with two of

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our members who have been on extended holidays. We welcome new members; just turn up to one of our meetings or outings. We are only a small club but we already provide financial support to four under privileged children to assist in their education from primary through to tertiary schooling. In addition to this we also provide financial assistance for breakfasts at school and a mentoring program. If any ladies would like to have great fun in our friendly club call Lynda on 5494 7875 or Maree on 5494 6956 for details.

■ KAWANA WATERS VIEW CLUB

KAWANA Waters VIEW Club will be holding their luncheon/meeting on Wednesday, November 23 at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Rd, Buderim at 11am for 11.30am meeting followed by lunch and tea or coffee. This is our 23rd birthday celebrations, party theme event. All women are welcome to attend Kawana Waters VIEW Club meetings or monthly social outings. For more information about Kawana Waters VIEW Club, please contact Glenda on 5412 1295.

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OUR next luncheon will be held on Friday, November 25 at 11am at the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club. The cost for a two course meal is $28. Come along and be entertained with fun and games and listen to interesting and amusing topics. Newcomers are always welcome and if you would like to attend this meeting or hear more about our club, call Terri on 5390 9783.

ST PETER’S CHURCH CONCERT

BACK for its third year is the ‘Sounds of Celebration’ Concert. Enjoy a variety musical afternoon presented by the choir of St Peter’s Church, along with special guest artists, including the Pacific Chamber Players Trio and Artistri. Mulled wine on arrival and Heavenly home prepared food. Raffles and door prizes, including 2 x $100 vouchers from Spoilt Skin. Lions Christmas cakes on sale at special discount. St Peter’s Church, Elizabeth St, Coolum. Sunday November 6, 2pm-4.30 pm. Cost $15pp inclusive. All proceeds to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul – Coolum local Education and Homelessness programs.

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travel Alaska’s rich history Ann Rickard

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Heritage-listed coffee Eight mouth-watering tips to dine out on in Vienna

EAT, DRINK AND BE KERRY KERRY HEANEY IN VIENNA, a cup of coffee and a piece of cake is much more than a quick refresher. Surrounded by history and tradition, Viennese coffee culture is so important it has even made the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Don’t go to Vienna on a diet as there are temptations on every corner that you won’t be able to resist. As a traveller, not a tourist, it behoves you to partake – well at least that’s what I managed to convince myself. Here’s eight Viennese food traditions to experience. 1. Melange coffee When coffee first came to Vienna the strong, intense flavour of the

beans was a bit of a surprise to the Viennese. Some smart person decided to ‘sweeten’ freshly brewed coffee with hot milk which became known as the ‘Wiener Melange”. I would swap my normal skinny cappuccino for one of these any day of the week and it will be the first thing I have when I return. 2. Apple Strudel With or without crumbs? That’s the hot question when it comes to making a strudel. Head to the Café Residenz Apfelstrudelshow Schönbrunn at Schloss Schönbrunn, Kavalierstrakt 52, to see how the experts make this traditional Viennese dessert, from the slicing of the apples to rolling out the thin dough. I have tried my hand at this and it wasn’t half bad. There’s a recipe on my blog. 3. Bundt cake Marmorgugelhupf is a marble bundt cake that was eaten by Emperor

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Franz Joseph for breakfast, daily. The cake takes its shape from the grooved sides of the pan but the recipe varies. It’s a classic afternoon tea cake or Sunday morning breakfast cake for the not-so-royal. 4. Mannerschnitten These Neopolitan wafers, you’ll recognise the classic pink wrapper, are available from the Manner store at Stephansplatz 7. They

were invented by Mr Manner (of course) in 1898 in honour of Emperor Franz Josef’s golden jubilee. 5. Demel K. & K. Located in Kohlmarkt 14, this former Imperial court confectioner has a show kitchen where visitors can watch the patissiers weave their magic. It’s a busy store but it’s worth the push through to the back to see the kitchen action. The

sales and serving staff have been exclusively female at Demel for 200 years. 6. Cafe Sasher The chefs at the five-star Hotel Sacher, Philharmonikerstrasse 4, have been baking Sasher Torte, a chocolate cake with apricot jam and chocolate glaze from a secret recipe since 1876. There have been court cases over who invented the recipe so I’m not going there. 7. Brasserie & Bakery, The Guesthouse Located between the State Opera and Stephansplatz, right next door to the world-famous Albertina museum, The Guesthouse Vienna serves all day breakfast

and a special coffee roast made by Naber Kaffee. Designed by Sir Terrance Conran, The Guest House Vienna exudes a feeling of a ‘home away from home’ and comforts with quiet, relaxed elegance and plenty of life’s little luxuries. 8. Cafe Landtmann Taking a prime corner position, Franz Landtmann opened Cafe Landtmann, one of Vienna’s most elegant, cafes in 1873 at the start of the coffee house tradition. Patrons at Landtmann have included Sigmund Freud, Marlene Detrick and Paul McCartney., * Disclaimer: Ed+bK stayed in Vienna as a guest of The Guesthouse and Vienna Tourist Board.

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THERE’S something infinitely charming about wandering through ancient cities. The wonderment of what came before. Darting in and out of ruins imagining what life must have been like for the previous inhabitants. Petra and Jerash are two such marvels in Jordan that are must-sees in the Middle East. Petra one of the new seven wonders of the world - is carved into the rose-coloured rocky mountains in the south. An architectural masterpiece, the once “lost” city is significant for strategic reasons. For a special treat not all tourists go to, hike the 900 rock steps to the Monastery building. If you’re a fan of the Transformers on the big screen, the Monastery might look familiar. It’s a bit of a hike - about 45 minutes to an hour up and

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IT’S hot outside… a nice, warm 40 degrees or so. And this is the cool season in Dubai. But never fear. You’ve arrived at DXB (Dubai’s super-cool airport), been whisked through immigration and customs, transported in air-conned comfort to your hotel in a limo. Now you’re ready for action… in the amazing malls this city has created for Australia’s legions of shopping tragics. Will wonders never cease? What’s so special about Dubai that people go there from all over the world to do their shopping – from jocks ’n’ socks to jewellery only a potentate can afford for his wives? The answer: infinite variety, thousands of retail and culinary opportunities, a truly cosmopolitan vibe and hotels that lay on the service no matter what your budget. There’s so much to choose from it can make you dizzy ... with anticipation. Every conceivable big brand is there, plus others you haven’t heard of yet. While shopping in Dubai is a year-round phenomenon, January is the time to be there, either to spend a few sinful spend-along days or as a stopover on your way to or from Europe. From December 28 to

January 28, the city becomes one giant bazaar for the annual Dubai Shopping Festival. Decorations, lights and special events transform the town, and retailers – large and small – come to the party with discounts and bonus offers. Here are a few of the notable malls Dubai is famous for. You could easily spend an entire day in any one of them: Dubai Mall This is the granddaddy of the m alls. In the Burj/downtown area, this is more like a city than a mere place to shop. With more than 1200 stores, it’s the world’s most- visited shopping and leisure destination. Highlights are the underwater aquarium and zoo, the ice skating rink and an elevator ride to Level 148 of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building and home to the Armani Hotel. Mall of the Emirates Apart from luxury shopping, this mall has become famous for its unique Ski Dubai slope, where you can escape from temperatures sometimes reaching 50 degrees outside to a genuine snowfield adventure. All skiing gear can be rented. There’s also the Magic Planet entertainment centre for the kids while

you do you shopping! Mercato Mall Here you’ll feel as if you’ve wandered into an Italian renaissance village. The brand names are some of the most popular and there’s a wonderful selection of cafes, bakeries and epiceries – and a less-crowded environment, at least when we were there. Wafi Mall For a more authentic Middle Eastern flavour, the Wafi Mall combines ancient Egyptian architecture with fashion boutiques and an Arabic shopping experience. IBN Battuta Mall Perhaps the most distinctively themed of all the malls, this one is named after the famous 15th century explorer and is divided into six courts with fashions to match. Andalusia, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India and China are all featured and there are lush outdoor tea gardens when you need a break from visiting all these countries under one roof. Dubai Airport (DXB) Mall If you’re just passing through or if you haven’t been ‘malled’ to death in the city, remember that Dubai Duty Free is regarded as the world’s best airport shop, with all the well-known brands at great prices.


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New look for Princess Majestic Princess dubbed the most luxurious ship in fleet MAJESTIC Princess will offer guests enticing features and experiences, including two new specialty restaurants. Harmony, created in partnership with chef Richard Chen, formerly of Wynn Las Vegas (North America’s first Chinese restaurant awarded a Michelin star), will serve haute Chinese cuisine – Chef Chen’s interpretation of classic Cantonese dishes. Le Bistrot will offer casual French home-style dining with a modern twist. Reminiscent of a Parisian bistro, it offers dishes like traditional escargot casseroles, braised ox tongue and mushroom ragout, along with baguettes, tarts and pastries. Popular culinary offerings from sister ships Royal Princess and Regal Princess will be aboard Majestic Princess, including the exclusive Chef’s Table Lumiere, the award-winning Crown Grill and Bar and Alfredo’s,

named after Princess Cruises’ award-winning master chef Alfredo Marzi. To top it off, a wide selection of all-day gastronomy in the World Fresh Marketplace is where guests can taste flavours from around the world. Influenced by fashion, art and history, the interior design presents a sophisticated visual experience, representative of travelling the world. European marble, mosaic tile floors, polished woods and sumptuous fabrics are featured on board the ship alongside plush custom-designed carpets and hand-tufted rugs. More than 80% of the staterooms include a private balcony and the new Princess Luxury bed, featuring a custom-made mattress developed by United States sleep expert Dr Michael Breus. The first two shows scheduled are Fiera and Fantastic Journey, which

LUXURY STYLE: The Majestic Princess is a beautiful way to travel.

have met enthusiastic international acclaim across the Princess fleet. These shows feature a world-class cast of singers and dancers, with elaborate production

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Mr Heffernan is a qualified yacht captain and has worked in the yachting industry for 30 years. He grew up in and around boats as his family owned and operated a small marina in Sydney. Mrs Heffernan worked as a chief stewardess in the yachting industry and also as a wedding planner in Port Douglas. “We are excited to be able to take on the Brisbane Star and to have the opportunity to restore her to her former glory,” she said. “We will be calling on our years of experience to create happy memories for people.” As well as party, history and corporate cruises, Brisbane Star operates a seniors’ cruise. “The Brisbane seniors’ cruises start at 9.30am

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Shares on a bumpy ride Tim Maher

SHARES have pulled back up to 20% gains since February lows. Causes include the time of year – shares tend to rise from November to May, with September weakness. Also, an increase in bond value yields globally put pressure on collative attractiveness and the market. In addition, we have a range of events pending in the next few months that may be causing investor uncertainty: The US Fed direction is unknown; the potential for new worries about a Eurozone break-up with a presidential election re-run in Austria in early October and a November referendum to reform the Italian Senate; the US election in November; and South China Sea tensions and North Korean bomb tests are likely not helping

either. In Australia, a perception that we are at or close to the end of the RBA’s interest rate reductions has added to upwards pressure on local bond yields, which has affected local shares. There are several reasons why this decline in share value is more likely a 5–10% correction as opposed to a resumption of the bear market (and potential recession) that began in the June quarter last year and took many sharemarkets – including Australian shares – down 20% or more to their lows in February this year. Firstly, bond yields are not likely to rise too far. The long term bond rally that got underway in the early 1980s is probably in the process of bottoming out – as central banks get close to the end of monetary easing, fiscal

austerity gives way to fiscal stimulus and a stabilisation in commodity prices leads to lessening deflation risk. Secondly, share market valuations aren’t expensive for a low-rate world. Finally, the global economy is muddling along, with US growth and Chinese stabilisation. Assuming recession is avoided, profit should improve. For more information contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd – Financial Advisers – AFSL No. 230559. Visit our website www.maherdigby.com.au. Maher Digby Securities does not accept any responsibility for the opinions, comments, forward looking statements, and analysis contained in this document, all of which are intended to be of a general nature.

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AN AFTERNOON OF LIGHT CLASSICAL MUSIC SYMPHONIC Classics – On Sunday, October 30, 2pm at The Activity Centre, Maleny State High School, Maleny. There will be a brief and epigrammatic encounter with some of the more popular and lighter “classics” played by the superb Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adrian King. The TS Centaur Navy Cadets will provide an afternoon tea for purchase. Tickets: $20 from www.sunshinecoast symphonyorchestra.com or call 5442 3445. A NIGHT AT THE PROMS CONCERT JOIN us once again for an evening of the best of British music, traditional, classical and fun with a Night at the Proms, conducted by the exuberant Adrian King. Local soprano Hettie van Wyk will be the guest soloist for this year’s

Proms. Tickets: $30 for pre-paid ($35 at the door) and groups of 10 at $25 each. Available at the Lake Kawana Community Centre 5413 1400 or from www.sunshinecoast symphonyorchestra.com Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsman’s Pde, Bokarina on Saturday November 5 at 7 pm. Supper will be available for purchase.

SPRING ART MARKET, POMONA

VISIT Pomona on Saturday October 22 for the Spring Art Market being held in the grounds of the Old Railway Station Gallery, 10 Station St, Pomona between the hours of 9am and 1pm. There will be many stalls exhibiting original paintings and drawings, ceramics, woodwork, handcrafts, jewellery and more, making this the perfect opportunity to buy quality art and craft at affordable prices direct from the artists. Nothing will be priced over $100, and all proceeds go

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directly to the artist. The aim of the market is to promote local artists and artisans and to give the public an opportunity to meet and talk with the creative community. Be entertained by Flashjack, playing a mix of Celtic and Old Time Swing. Homemade goodies and refreshments will be available for purchase. Enjoy the Art Market and explore the lovely village of Pomona. Phone 5485 2950 or www.pomonartgallery.com or drop in the Gallery, 10 Station St, Pomona.

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All invited to attend at the Buderim Craft Cottage, 5 Main Street, Buderim. Opening hours are 9am-6pm, Friday October 21st, 9am-3pm, Saturday 22nd and 9am-2pm on Sunday 23rd. Entry is by way of gold coin donation.

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SWING into Spring with the Sunshine Coast Concert Band Spring Cabaret on October 8 at 7.30pm at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina. Over the band’s 20-year history, their dances and cabarets have always left patrons wanting more. Join the band as they revisit the dances that have kept people’s toes a-tapping with a night of swing, rock n’ roll, waltzes, Latin, barn dance and much more. The band hosts two

dances or cabarets each year, and these functions enable them to raise the funds they require to operate. That operation has resulted in supporting many charities and not for profit groups on the Sunshine Coast to the "tune" of $500,000 raised. This is a night for letting your hair down to the wonderful sound of a 40-piece live band. Starting at 7.30 and dancing through to around 10.30 will leave you tired but satisfied. Take along a group of friends, along with drinks, your own glasses and nibbles. Group bookings are available. Cost $15 a head. Includes tea and coffee. BYO drinks, glasses and nibbles. Tickets at the door. Group bookings available on the band’s website at www.sccb.org.au

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Join the Santa Express for a fun-filled trip from Roma Street to Shorncliffe on December 3 ON SATURDAY, December 3, the “Santa Express” steam train will run from Roma Street Station to Shorncliffe and return. The old Gentleman in Red will be on board with surprises for the kiddies. The steam train will depart from Roma Street Station at 11.15am and will travel via a circuitous

route to Shorncliffe where there will be a sausage sizzle in the adjacent park. The train will then return to Roma Street Station arriving at 2.10pm (times to be confirmed). The locomotive will be one of those retained by Queensland Railways for use on special occasions.

The historic timber-bodied carriages were mainly constructed in the 1904-1910 era. Most feature end platforms and centre aisles. Join in and enjoy an enjoyable outing in the lead-up to Christmas. Details, call 3252 1759.

wedding anniversary becomes a riotous disaster with high society hi-jinks, low life double crosses, mistaken identities, old affairs resurfacing, new affairs foundering and pigs. Matinees: October 2 & 8 at 2pm. Ticket prices: adults $25 concession $23 members $21, group bookings: 10 + $22 a person (group bookings must be prepaid). Bookings call 5445 2515. Venue Buderim War Memorial Hall, cnr Main and Church Sts, Buderim.

great afternoon of entertainment featuring David Flower, Caroline Trengove, Karen Law band and Lisa Waterhouse. One performance only on Sunday October 9. Adult $15, student/concession $10, child (up to yr12) $5. Online bookings or tickets at the door. Located at 16 Mitchell St, Nambour. Details call 1300 732 764

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The Living Gems Difference

Living Gems award winning resorts set the benchmark for over 50s’ living. People who are working or retired can live it up in a master planned, pet friendly community with five star facilities. Live within easy reach of shopping centres, medical facilities, the beach.

Live the lifestyle you deserve at a price you can afford. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Pet friendly Country club Bowling green No entry fees No exit fees No stamp duty Gated community

www.livinggems.com.au

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1800 279 782

Sunshine Coast, October-November 2016  
Sunshine Coast, October-November 2016  
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