Phyllis Wallace of Sarina was ecstatic after winning the $100 prize at the Black Friday Twilight Markets at the Sarina Field of Dreams Parkland on Friday night. The prize was sponsored by the Sarina Arts and Crafts Centre. Make sure you get down to the next markets for a range of stalls, and handcrafted goods at the Arts and Crafts Centre. The markets are held from 4-8pm on the third Friday of ea
Phyllis Wallace of Sarina was ecstatic after winning the $100 prize at the Black Friday Twilight Markets at the Sarina Field of Dreams Parkland on Friday night. The prize was sponsored by the Sarina Arts and Crafts Centre. Make sure you get down to the next markets for a range of stalls, and handcrafted goods at the Arts and Crafts Centre. The markets are held from 4-8pm on the third Friday of ea

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Today

■SARINA Fibre Arts Group meets 36-38 Lee St, Sarina, at the Craft Cottage, opposite the Men’s Shed, 9am-noon.

■MACKAY Family History Society: Trace your family history. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-3pm and Tuesdays 9am-noon at Town Hall, 63 Sydney St, Mackay. Ph 4952 2762.

■AA MEETING — 1pm at Ozcare Men’s Hostel, 1 Endeavour St, Mackay, 7pm at Uniting Church hall, Range Road, Sarina. Ph: 1300 222 222.

■AL ANON Mackay meeting 7.30-9pm, Shakespeare Child and Family Centre. Phone 1300 252 666.

■SHAKESPEARE Child and Family Suntots Playgroup, 9.30-11.30am, 43 Shakespeare St.

■SARINA Men’s Shed 8am-noon 40 Lee St, Sarina. Ph: 0402 248 716.

■LAPIDARY, 9am-noon and 6.30-9pm at Mackay Gem and Craft Society, 3 Leisure Ct, Ph: 4942 8541.

■GREATER Whitsunday Farmers’ Market, Bluewater Quay, 8am-1pm.

■STORYTIME Sarina Library from 10-11am.

■PIONEER Potters Mackay, 9am-3pm, 8 Loughnane Crt, North Mackay.

■YOUNG at Heart meets at the Senior Citizens’ Centre, 58 Macalister St from 11.30am Wednesdays for indoor bowls and cards.

Mackay Golden Years meets every Wednesday at the Senior Citizens Hall in Macalister St, 9 -11am. Phone 4959 5308/0400 180 268.

■MACKAY 50 and Better community singing, St Charles Church Hall, cnr of Nebo Rd and McGinn St. Admission $2, incl morning tea. Ph: Howard 4952 2093.

■STORY Time, children aged 2½-5 years. 10.30-11am, Gordon White Library.

■ROCK ’n’ Roll Dancing: Wednesdays, Senior Citizens Hall, Macalister St, 7pm. Beginners and advanced. $5 members, $8 non members.

■IONA West Men’s Shed meet from 9am to 4pm at 7 Brooks St, West Mackay. PH: 0432 983 181.

■SARINA QCWA at QCWA hall, Brewers Rd, 9am-noon.

■BOOMERANG Bags from 9am-12.30pm at Shop 3 The Dome.

Tomorrow

■AA MEETING (Topic Meeting) 7pm at Adult Faith Centre, River and Macalister Sts, Mackay. Ph Graeme 4953 1742.

■NARCOTICS Anonymous Mackay. Phone 0428 992 762 for an appointment.

■INDOOR bowls and cards at Senior Citizens’ Centre, 58 Macalister St. Ph. 4951 1444. Also on Sunday.

■BOOMERANG Bags from 9am to 12.30pm at Shop 3 The Dome.

Friday

■SOCIAL table tennis. First day free entry and $3 after. All ages welcome, equipment available. From 9-11.30am, Mackay Table Tennis Centre, 76 Bridge Rd. PH Coral 4957 8474.

■AA MEETING — 1pm, St Paul’s Uniting Church, Macalister St, Mackay. Ph: 1300 222 222, 7pm Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Ph: Alan 0418 776 878.

Saturday

■AA MEETING — 7pm — Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Ph: Graeme 49531742.

■LAPIDARY, 9am-noon and 1-4pm Mackay Gem and Craft Society, 3 Leisure Ct. Ph: 49428541.

■ARE you being affected by someone else’s drinking? ALANON family group meeting every Saturday at the Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St, from 10.30am. Ph: 0407 903 896.

■SOCIAL sailing, Mackay Yacht Club for anyone keen to see what sailing is like or to get out on the water again. All welcome, no experience necessary. Phone Bob 4956 2618.

■FALUN Gong meditation and relaxation, 9-11am Tropical Sun Garden Lawn (under mango tree), Mackay Botanic Gardens. Contact Catherine on 4952 2262.

■DANCE, Senior Citizens’ Centre, 58 Macalister St, 7.30pm. Old-time and new vogue. Live band, lucky door, lucky spots and raffle. Entry $10 (includes supper). Ph: 0408 077 979 or 4957 7431.

■IONA West Men’s Shed met from 9am to 1pm at 7 Brooks St, West Mackay. Ph: 0432983181. All men welcome.

■JOY FLIGHTS. Mackay Tiger Moth Museum conducts joy flights at its hangar at Casey Ave. Saturdays and Sundays. Phone 49985677 a/h 0427165796.

Sunday

■AA MEETING, 10am, St Mary’s parish centre, Morley St. Ph 1300 222 222, and 7pm at the Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. PH: Brian 4957 4610.

Monday

■AA MEETING, 7pm, Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. PH: Brian 49574610. Also on Tuesday

■SILVERSMITHING is held from 6.30-9pm at the Mackay Gem and Craft Society, 3 Leisure Street, Mackay. PH 49428541.

■FITTER for Life. Catering for all mobility abilities, 1.30-2.30pm. Mackay Gymnastics. PH: 4942 0032

■MACKAY 50 and Better Group plays cards from 12.30- 3.30pm, Bluecare Hall. Phone Dell 4957 3938.

■IONA West Men’s Shed meets 1-4pm, 7 Brooks Street, West Mackay. PH: 0432 983 181.

■THE Leap Market day to be held on Sunday 22nd September, 9am till 1pm at 10 Westlake Drive at Yakapari Country Crafts and Community Centre. Market Stall spaces are free. Jumping castle, Food and drinks available. Busker musician required. Phone 4954 0547 or Mobile 0407 018 328 for more information.

Tuesday

■COPING with drug abuse? Families and friends of drug users can find help through Nar-■ANON, a self-help support group.Meetings Tuesdays at 7pm at Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Ph: 0419572885.

■AA MEETING, 7pm, Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Ph 1300 222 222.

■IONA West Men’s Shed meet from 9am-4pm –7 Brooks St, West Mackay. Phone: 0432 983 181.

■OLDER Women’s Network meets from 9.30am-noon at Iona Hall, Brooks St, West Mackay. Email helenlstanton@bigpond.com or phone 0400 424 649.

■MUMS and Bubs at the Hub, every Tuesday, Magpies Sporting Club Mackay at 9am.

■BOOMERANG Bags from 9am to 12.30 pm at Shop 3 The Dome.


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