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.