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'These people are evil': Yokine home invasion victim speaks out after family torture
Thugs armed with an angle grinder threatened to cut off the fingers of a family who were 'tortured' and robbed in a vicious home invasion in Perth's south last month. New details of the terrifying, hour-long ordeal in Yokine were released for the first time today...

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One child remains on remand in Queensland watchhouses
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Active Parks

Active Parks - For more information call 3403 8888

Tuesday, 30 April | 10:30 – 11:30am Cox Park, Lota
Stretchband Pilates A beginner to immediate pilates based workout using a stretchband specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body. This workout is suitable for adults of all ages.

Wednesday, 1 May | 8:30 – 9:30am Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum Tai Chi Qigong
This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.

Wednesday, 1 May | 9:30 – 10:15am Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum CANCELED - Music and movement program

Thursday, 2 May | 9:30 – 10:30am George Clayton Park, Manly Zumba Gold® fitness Get active with great people at the Zumba Gold® workout for the young at heart! Ideal for anyone wanting a fun, simple and low impact fitness class, active older adults and low fitness participants. You'll be grooving to a wide range of zesty Latin, spicy Indian and other international rhythms! Wear exercise clothes and bring a water bottle. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen!

Sunday, 5 May | 7:30 – 8:30am Darling Point Park (road reserve) Yoga Come enjoy a sweet-tempered free yoga session by the beautiful Manly foreshore before enjoying the delights of the markets and cafe. All levels welcome!

Tuesday, 7 May | 10:30 – 11:30am Cox Park, Lota Stretchband Pilates A beginner to immediate pilates based workout using a stretchband specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body. This workout is suitable for adults of all ages.

Tuesday, 7 May | 5 – 6pm Bayside Park, Manly Zumba® fitness Dance to great music and burn a ton of calories without even realising it. These classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic activity done with interval training. The average person will burn around 600-1000 calories in a Zumba class.

Wednesday, 8 May | 8:30 – 9:30am Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum Tai Chi Qigong This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.

Thursday, 9 May | 9:30 – 10:30am George Clayton Park, Manly Zumba Gold® fitness Get active with great people at the Zumba Gold® workout for the young at heart! Ideal for anyone wanting a fun, simple and low impact fitness class, active older adults and low fitness participants. You'll be grooving to a wide range of zesty Latin, spicy Indian and other international rhythms! Wear exercise clothes and bring a water bottle. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen

Sunday, 12 May | 7:30 – 8:30am Darling Point Park (road reserve) Yoga Come enjoy a sweet-tempered free yoga session by the beautiful Manly foreshore before enjoying the delights of the markets and cafe. All levels welcome!

Monday, 13 May | 9:30 – 10:15am Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum Music and movement program Come and enjoy the great outdoors with your little ones while you move and make music together. You will share a special time with other parents, while helping your little ones learn and grow through musical play and movement. Take home tips for how to keep grooving and creating musical moments at home provided. Meet near the whale feature by the playground.

 

Orchid Show

Eastern District Orchid Society – 53rd Autumn Show
30 and 31 March   Cost Adults $4 and under 14 free
Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rod, Belmont
Saturday 8.30am to 4pm
Sunday 8.30am to 3pm
Would like more information go to www.facebook.com/EasternDistrictsOrchids or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website : www.edos.org.au

Halloween Festival Street Party

Halloween Festival hosted by the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce.  This is a great event that brings 1000s from around Brisbane to enjoy one of the biggest Halloween events and biggest Bayside event.  From 11am rides, food stalls and entertainment starts in Little Bayside Park and then from dusk Cambridge Parade Manly comes alive with ghosts and goblins who parade down the street.  So put on your best spooky outfits and join in or just come along and watch from the side. 
Over 100 market stalls.  From Midday on-water displays, 12.30pm School band stage opens and main stage at 1pm.


7pm is the Best Dressed Competition winner announcements. 
9pm Fireworks.


Their will be a special Movie in the Park on for the younger goblins. 'CoCo' (PG)  This is about an aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer” (IMDb).

 

This festival is a great family friendly event ends with a bang of fireworks.

Orchid Show

Eastern District Orchid Society Spring Show

This year’s event venue has moved.  Venue is Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont.  8.30am to 4pm Saturday 15 September and 8.30am to 3pm Sunday 16 September

Admission is $4 children under 14yrs free.  Great displays with all the variety.

Beach Party

Barton's Beach Party to celebrate the Wynnum Beach Volleyball season is on Saturday 11 August from 6pm in the Wading Pool (which has been drained).   All funds go to the Natalie Cook Foundation.  For tickets and more information go to wynnumbeachvolleyball.com

Family Fun

Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly invite everyone to come and enjoy a day out at Bandstand Park, Wynnum.  Sunday 20 May 10am to 2pm
The day is filled with free entertainment and activities for all the family.  The Club aims to provide a safe and family friendly environment for everyone and to help in the reduction of  domestic violence in the community.

On your own on Christmas Day?

reindeerChristmas Day Lunch

Will you be on your own on Christmas Day? If so you are invited to a Christmas Day lunch (including Christmas pudding).
This is an annual event, organised by Bayside Uniting Church, 420 Wondall Rd, Manly West, for the Bayside community. Doors open at 11.30 am for 12 noon lunch.

There is no charge, but any voluntary donations offered will be accepted.

RSVP by noon Monday 18 December, to Bayside Uniting Church office, phone 3890 2392, with your name, address and phone number and whether you require transport.

Library Amnesty 2017

The Council Libraries are again in the Christmas spirit by offering to waive outstanding library fees during December.

Customers who present their overdue books at a library during December will have their overdue fines, processing and holds fees waived in exchange for a donation of canned food. If you have already returned your books, but have incurred overdue fees, you can also have these fees waived in exchange for a can of food.

This year, Council’s library amnesty will donate all food to Foodbank Queensland, an organisation that distributes food to charities and community organisations who assist those in need.

Perishable food items cannot be accepted.
Visit the Wynnum Library in Florence Street between 1-31 December 2017 with your overdue books and a donation of canned food.
Residents without outstanding library fees are also welcome to provide donations of canned food/goods at their local library to help spread Christmas cheer to those in need.

Kerbside CleanUp

Brisbane City Council's kerbside collection is an annual service across all suburbs in Brisbane to help you dispose of large household items.
The collections are held on a specific week for each suburb. You will be notified of your collection week with a flyer delivered to your property at least one week before the collection starts in your suburb.


You can also receive free reminders before your kerbside collection by downloading Council’s free Brisbane Bin and Recycling app and keeping the push notifications enabled.
Ensure you check what items are accepted as part of this large item collection service and find out about other resource recovery options for large household items in usable condition.


Items for collection must be placed on the kerbside in front of the property by 6am on the first day of the collection period.
Week Starting - 6 November Lota, Wynnum

13 November Wynnum West, Manly, Manly West

 

Items must be small enough to be lifted manually by 2 people. They must be left on your footpath on the weekend prior to date of collection. No garden clippings.
Brisbane City Council Website

50th Gem Show

This year – 2017 - we will be holding our 50th Gem Show so come along on Saturday 26th August. Opening time will be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hemmant Community Hall, Hemmant-Tingalpa Rd, Hemmant. Traders and tailgaters will be displaying precious and semi-precious gemstones. Opals, crystal, fossils minerals, jewellery, beads and findings, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment and handicraft. Club members will be showcasing their talent with a display of handmade jewellery, cabochons and collections. Our club table will be covered with homemade jams, pickle and delicious cakes. Refreshment are available at our Soft Rock Cafe. Buy a ticket in the raffle of beautiful jewellery made by our members. Something for everyone – all tastes, all ages, all budgets, Admission $4 Pensioners, $3. Under 12 free.