Locals have reported seeing hundreds of stonefish in Moreton Bay, Tingalpa Creek and Wynnum Creek in recent days. Wynnum Manly fisherman are saying they have never seen that many so close to the shore in our area. Parents should keep a watchful eye for this dangerous creature, beachgoers should wear shoes in shallow bay waters. If a person is stung, they are advised to seek medical treatment immediately.
The stonefish has 13 sharp strong dorsal fin spines that are contained within a sheath of thick skin. At the base of each spine there are two venom glands that discharge their contents along ducts in the spine. When disturbed, the fish erects its spines, but maintains its position on the sea floor.
Nominations are NOW Open for the 2016-17 Queensland Young Achiever Awards.
The purpose of the Qld Young Achiever Award is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of ages as of 31 December 2016.
Nominations Close on 19 January 2017.
Need help nominating someone, call 13 74 68
You can nominate online at awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/qld
If you need help to nominate someone, please go online and contact the organisers as they wish to ensure everyone can be nominated.
Winners will receive $2000 thanks to Auswide Bank.
More information can also be found at: www.qld.gov.au/youth/be-involved-have-your-say/youth-week/
Waterloo Bay Lapidary Club's annual Gem Show is on 27th August 2016 between 9am and 3pm at Hemmant Community Hall, Hemmant-Tingalpa Rd, Hemmant. Traders and tailgaters will be displaying precious and semi-precious gemstones, opals, crystals, 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, pickles and delicious cakes. Refreshments are available at our Soft Rock Cafe.
Buy a ticket in the raffle of beautiful jewllery made by our members. Something for everyone - all tastes, all ages, all budgets. Admission $3, Pensioners $2, under 12 free.
Savoyards Musical Theatre Company Brisbane, is producing the Queensland premiere of the Broadway hit, "Nice Work If You Can Get It".
It's 1927 - the Gatsby era and Prohibition rules. Alcohol is illegal. But when three bootleggers hide 400 cases of gin in the basement of the New York mansion of a witless playboy, all hell breaks loose. Prohibition was never this much fun. The new Broadway musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It", is Gershwin music, tap dancing, hilarious antics and gorgeous costumes, all set against a beautiful Art Deco set - there was never more gold satin and blue velvet on a stage.
Set in New York in 1927, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion.
But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.
WHEN: 24 September – 8 October, 2016
WHERE: Iona Performing Arts Centre
85 North Road, Lindum Q 4178
BOOKINGS: savoyards.com.au or 3893 4321
The RE/MAX Advantage Illuminations Festival, Wynnum is on again year so pencil Saturday 18th June 2016 into your diary. The parade of light and lanterns will run from the park at Manly and end at the Wynnum wading pool and a sea of floating illuminated globes. It’s a beautiful site to see. There will be a wide range of food avaliable, activities and stalls to entertain, the festival ending with a fireworks display.
3:00 – 8:00 Twilight Markets & Amusement Rides
Browse the markets and pick up some wonderful arts & crafts!
A great variety of food will be available for purchase to tempt all taste buds
Amusement rides tickets are $5 per ticket or buy 5 for $20
5:30 – 7:00 Stiltwalkers & Fire Twirlers (roving entertainment)
7:30 Fireworks – sponsored by Cr. Peter Cumming’s Wynnum Manly Ward SIF Grant & Joan Pease MP, Member for Lytton,
8:00 Event end
After Party – Sports Bar @ Waterloo Bay Hotel
5:30 – 8:00 RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon on Display
Main Stage sponsored by Waterloo Bay Hotel - MC Ranger Stacey
3:00 – 8:00 Musical entertainment
5:00 Official Welcome by Cr. Ryan Murphy representing the Lord Mayor
Wading Pool – sponsored by Magic Fencing
5:30 – 7:30 Wading Pool Lantern Display with illuminated SUPs by BrisSUP
5:00 Lantern Parade assembly
6:00 Lantern Parade departs Wading Pool to walk to Bandstand Park
On Tuesday 24 May at 9am the new Wynnum Library will open in Florence Street. This is a long awaited project which I am happy to see completed.
The Wynnum Library provides great services for all ages with story book time for babies and toddlers, craft, computer lessons for all ages.
Over 200,000 people visited the old library last financial year.
The Library will also have space for community groups to use and people to hire. It will have a new state of the art borrowing system as well as upgraded computers and iPads for use in the library by visitors.
There will be an official Community Library Open Day on Saturday 28 May from 9am to 2.00pm in the grounds of the library and the parklands of the Community Centre, adjacent to the library.
Open Day events will include:-
9am Cheese making workshop;
9.30am Children's drop in Makerspace craft until 1.30pm;
9.30am First 5 Forever children's story time;
9.30am and 11.15am Live performance by children's band, the Fabulous Lemon Drops;
10am Live performances by Chris Tamwoy, 2016 Australia's Got Talent Top 5 finalist,
10am Fandom Haven activities;
10.45am Tinker Table until 12.30pm;
10.50am Wynnum State high School Symphony Orchestra,
11.15am Gardening workshop with ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane;
12.30pm Queensland Services Heritage Brass band,
12noon Local poets and writers;
12noon Giant Games;
12.30pm Local history talk with Wynnum's history librarian, Kate Harbison
12.30pm Children's film-making workshop;
12.30pm Children's cartooning workshop with Mark Guthrie, Walt Disney animator and illustrator for DMag, K-Zone and Mania.
COMPETITION EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 18TH MARCH
Have you got the creative talent to help create a winning design to showcase Wynnum's seaside theme, welcoming visitors to Wynnum Central Station.
Prize winner receives $500 cash and winning entry displayed on mural at Wynnum Central Train Station.
Final artwork will also include logos of financial supporters, Wynnum Central and CCIQ Brisbane Bayside logos and winning design name and/or logo.
All works and concepts must be the original, unaided work of the entrant and be created specifically for this competition.
Artists can make as many submissions to the competition as they like.
Don’t want to travel into the city on New Year’s Eve the Manly Harbour Chamber is hosting Fireworks one show at 9pm and one at midnight. Find a place early and enjoy welcoming in the new year at home.