Yoga at the Hall

Our lovely yoga teacher, Claire, has gone to India to continue her yoga, and so her Monday evening and Saturday morning yoga classes have finished. She has passed on a link to an online yoga program www.yogaglo.com which people can join up with.

As well, we have been contacted by Alison, of Abundant Yoga, www.abundantyoga.com.au, who currently teaches at Belli Hall. Alison may be starting yoga at the Hall on Saturday mornings. We are just waiting for a start date.

Yoga is alive and well at Gheerulla!!

ABUNDANT YOGA – Welcome to Abundant Yoga
Offering Restorative, RestCare and Vinyasa Yoga, and Reiki. In classes, workshops and private. Find more info here
www.abundantyoga.com.au
  YogaGlo
Yoga videos and classes from the top yoga instructors. YogaGlo brings poses and styles like hatha, yin and vinyasa flow yoga right into your living room.
www.yogaglo.com

The Gheerulla live Music event of the year – THE CLEAN UP!!

Righto team! Five day to go to the BFG (Big Fun Gheerulla) Music Event on Sunday 26th. So of course, we need a bit of a clean up. Who knows – we may have visiting dignitaries?? Fortunately, the Noosa Classic cycling event should be over, so you won’t have to dodge the bicycles.

The clean-up schedule is as follows:

1. TUESDAY 21 : FROM 10.00 AM: Outside cleaning, toilets, steps, paths, windows, kitchen?, vacuuming fabric chairs? unpacking rest of new chairs, …

2. THURSDAY 23: FROM 11.00 AM: (cos fitness is on from 9 – 10, then we have tea and cake): Whatever we haven’t finished from Tuesday, plus some signage, flags? Set up Clown Workshop on Friday, ….

3. FRIDAY 24: FROM 9.30 AM: Finding Your Inner Clown. Free Workshop with Coastal Caring Clowns. Because you’re old and need to laugh more.

3. SATURDAY 25: FROM 10.00 AM: Wash floors, set up chairs, final decorating? Anyone feeling inspired to contribute flowers, posies, tussie mussies, or such; OR MAKE CAKES, the angel of fortune will smile on you.

4. SUNDAY 26: FROM 1.30 PM. Bar opens. Music happens. Chill out. Eat. Enjoy the community atmosphere of our fabulous Hall as you relax with quality music from Robyn & Friends. With some of Queensland’s top musicians, Nathan Seiler, Peter Walters and Paul Hudson, you will treated to swinging standards, soulful blues and original grooves while you enjoy afternoon tea and refreshments in the Hall. Tickets $20. Bargain.

If anyone has Responsible Service of Alcohol, please let me know. i am in the process of completing mine, and I recommend anyone who wants to do it, there are onnline courses for under $20.

See you soon,

Taa muchly,

Pollyanna

Music on Sunday

Special treat:

Live music at Gheerulla Hall
(2184 Eumundi-Kenilworth Road)
Robyn Brown Quartet
Sunday August 26th, 2.00 pm


Quartet includes Peter Walters, bassist, composer, teacher; John Reeves (piano); and Peter Hudson on drums. Topped off with the silky voice Robyn Brown. Some of Queensland’s leading musicians and accompanists.

Tickets $20, from:
http://www.Trybooking.com/XBCN
or from Johanna’s and West’N Colour in Kenilworth
or email gheerullahall1@gmail.com
or ring 048 112 9527.

Finding Your Inner Clown

You know what they say about laughter being the best medicine? Well, it’s true. It reduces pain and increases wellbeing.

Can you make people laugh? As a special treat as part of Queensland Seniors Week, Gheerulla Hall (2184 Eumundi-Kenilworth Road) will be hosting a FREE Clowning Workshop on Friday 24 August, 9.30 am to 2.30 pm. With expert tuition from Coastal Caring Clowns, workshop participants will have an opportunity to reveal and develop their inner clown character through creative spontaneity.

Buffoons, Jesters, Fools and Tricksters have been recorded since the earliest times. Egyptian Pharaohs and Ancient Romans were the beneficiaries of the healing effects of the injected comic relief which these silly characters introduced to the serious and/or tragic situations thereby assisting the people to regain a balance and perspective.

Since 2001, Coastal Caring Clowns have regularly visited hospitals, nursing homes, respite care centres and have participated in a variety of community events from Caloundra to Noosa and into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

All welcome, but bookings are essential. Phone 0481129527, or email gheerullahall1@gmail.com to book. Refreshments provided.

National Tree Day at Gheerulla Hall

Gheerulla Hall was proud to be involved in National Tree Day on Sunday 29th July –  Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event. Proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, PlanetArk National Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature. National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 4 million people have planted over 24 million trees and plants and it’s still growing.

Gheerulla Hall participated with volunteers from Gympie, Imbil, Kenilworth, Nambour and Gheerulla planting about 150 native trees and shrubs in the Hall grounds on the corner of Moy Pocket Road and Kenilworth – Eumundi Road. The trees will provide shade, bird habitat, and screening. When you drive past the hall now, enjoy watching the mass planting establish and grow. The Hall Committee would like to acknowledge the support received from Bunnings, Madill’s Toyota, Kenilworth Rural Supplies, and financial donations from others. The committee extends many thanks to the hard-working volunteers who, dug, fertilised, planted, watered and mulched for much of the day. Then everyone enjoyed a delicious Indian-inspired lunch, with special thanks to Stu, the Curry Man, and to all the other Masterchefs.

Writing Group reminder

The Writing Group will be meeting, as usual, at the hall on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

11am, Wednesday 1st August, 2018
Free (gold coin donation to the Hall is optional)

I’ll provide tea, coffee, cocoa, cup-a-soup, probably potato crisps, maybe olives or anything healthier I can think of.

Bring yourselves, any stories you might feel like reading out, your thoughts on publishing, and how to make yourself write when you don’t feel like it. Also welcome are any ideas on genres, story formatting, writing tricks and techniques, and anything else you might be interested in that is connected with writing fiction or non-fiction.

What are your thoughts on graphic novels (comicbooks)?
Is it better to plan out your story in advance or launch into an idea and see where it takes you?
What do you think about editing? Edit as you write? Edit weeks or months after you’ve finished? Get someone else to edit for you?

See you there!

Are you ready to get your hands dirty for National Tree Day??

Yes!! Only three days to National Tree Day at Gheerulla Hall!! https://treeday.planetark.org/

Yes, join a few million other people planting trees around the nation! Plant a few at Gheerulla Hall!

Feel Good.
From 10.00am

Well, we have 110 trees from Noosa Landcare, some also from Fairhill Native Nursery, and personal donations from members including a bunch of Brachychitons from Eamon. Bunnings have donated as well, the land has been ripped by Don, holes marked out, and will be dug. All we need now is a bunch of bodies to come and put them in the ground. What could be easier? And on a beautiful day, with scintillating company!

Do let us know if you can come, so your name can get on the honours roll.

And we’ll have some produce (fresh oranges, mandies and whatever) for sale. and BOOKS!!! Lots of BOOKS!!!

And if you want to bring a pot luck dish with an Indian flavour… stay on and we can share.

That’s all. See you Sunday. (RSVP if poss.)

Double dating at Gheerulla Hall

Your committee has not been sleeping. Instead, it has been planning a host of activities for your education, erudition and delight!! this is a heads up letter – each proposed event has multiple components, so keep your social diaries free, and your e-mail watches tuned for updates.

 

1. First up -Sunday July 29th – National Tree Day / Giant Book Sale / Pot Luck Indian lunch

1.1.  What better way to celebrate National Tree Day than to plant a tree! To get into the spirit, we will plant trees around the Hall for amenity, shade, noise reduction, bird corridors etc. We are focusing on natives, so if you have some trees in pots at home you can contribute, let us know and what they are. We will be purchasing some tube stock of selected varieties. The idea is the holes will be dug, so you can just come along, pay for your tree (approx $2-$3), and plant them and water them in. Plant one in memory of something, or someone. Tree planting from 10 am to noon. Bring trowels/gloves/watering gear if you can.

1.2.  AND there’s a Giant Book Sale. We have been given a pile of books from fiction, cook books (always popular) to technical and reference. So we are making them available at low, low prices. Like real low. A buck or two. So come early, plant a tree, then browse the books and get the bargains before the other nerds.

1.3.  AND – Mini Produce Sale. A surfeit of oranges perhaps? Chokos? Zucchinis? We have some luscious oranges and mandies, so will bring them along. But if you have other produce – jams, pickles, cakes we can have a sales table for same. Fresh home-made local stuff.

1.4.  AND – Pot luck Indian Lunch. (Divali in July?) Now after all that activity, some of us will be lunching together afterwards. I blame Lisa for this idea – she who said that sometimes she has Indian food just for the pleasure of eating lime pickle. What an excuse to have pot luck lunch with an Indian bent. This is not catered – BYO Indian style dish to share. We will have rice and the odd pickle or two. If you are not able to eat curries, bring what you like. Dance Boolywood.

SO – SUNDAY JULY 29 FROM 10 AM, FOR ALL THAT CAVORTING. REMINDERS WILL OCCUR CLOSER TO THE DATE.

 

2. New Stuff Happening – and dates for diaries

Pencil in to your diaries some up coming stuff to be elaborated upon.

2.1  Senior’s Week 18 – 26 August. The Hall is involved in Senior’s Week with a number of our activities geared to those of us gracefully aging. Our usual activities will have particular Senior’s bent – with a couple of extra bonuses. So Line Dancing, Senior’s Fitness, AND

2.1.2  Friday 24th August 9.30 am – 2.30 pm. FREE!! “Finding Your Inner Clown.” (Shouldn’t be hard. -Ed.) Free fun workshop by some of the guys who do hospital clowning. Free your inner everything. Given the time period you probably get a free cup of tea and a toilet stop. More later.

2.1.3  Saturday 25th August 9.30 am Yoga class will cater especially for those wanting to learn to do yoga while seated. Normal class fees ($10) apply.

2.1.4  Sunday 26th August 2.00 pm the Inaugural Gheerulla Sunday Afternoon Musical Soiree! re later. Yup. To show you just how cultured we are, we are having what may the first of many? musical afternoon soirees at the Hall. with the support of Sunshine Coast Council, we are bring you an afternoon of live! music – can you believe that? We have Robyn Brown singing supported by other proper musicians! to bring you an afternoon of delight. And nibbles. Or something. There will be a teensy charge, but full details will be upcoming. Just note the date.

Yours before my internet crashes again,

Mucho gusto,

Pollyanna