April – May 2017 Bulletin

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Nambour Community Centre

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April & May Update

We’ve saved you a place at the table.

Everyone is invited to bring a plate to celebrate Harmony Day

Harmony Day is a great chance to celebrate  the diversity of the Nambour community.  Our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are. It makes Nambour a great place to live and forms an integral part of our community identity.
This month’s community dinner will be held in celebration of Harmony Day. The Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster a sense of belonging for everyone.
Join your friends at the Nambour  Community Centre on Friday 7 April to share a meal and a community celebration. Everyone is welcome, so invite your friends and family members. Bring a plate of food. The dinner starts at 5.30pm.
For more information, Severine on nccdinner@nambourcc.org
Families and Children
Come along & Heartfully, Playfully & Artfully have fun with your kids.
When: Every Friday
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Where: Playground & Children's room

Let the kids go feral in the park. Balls and a sausage sizzle provided.
When: Every second Friday of the month
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Where: Quota Park

Little people bring your big people for a family cook up and feed.
Fun—Free—all welcome
When: Last Friday of the Month
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
This is a weekly collective playgroup for young parents aged between teen and 23 years. Spending time with our kids and each other. Tea, coffee & hot chocolate provided.
When: Every Monday
Time: 9.30am-11.30am

Little people bring your big people for nature play, art and food in the park
When: Every 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Federation Park, 19 Primrose Crt

Contact Thriving Families for more information and to book events listed above
Multicultural Activities
Cultural Connections is a community development program for people from diverse cultural backgrounds.  The program can support migrants to meet people, improve skills, get connected in the local community & celebrate our diversity.  
Come join us to share your favourite recipes, learn how to cook budget meals and add some new dishes to your recipe book. We teach each other, cook & share a meal.
When: 15th May*
Time: 10:00am start

*No group in April due to Easter Monday

When: First Wednesday of each Month
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: Carers QLD, Maroochydore 

Contact Shine Jang for more information or to RSVP for the programs & events listed above.
5441 4724 or email mcw@nambourcc.org

Practice your spoken English, meet new people & have fun
When: Every Friday (except school holidays)
Time: 9:00am -11:30am
Cost: Free
Contact: Linda on 5441 4660
Share a delicious meal with people from the local neighbourhood, catch up with old friends & maybe make some new ones. Everyone welcome.
Friday 7th April: N.C.C. Harmony Day Celebration (Bring a Plate)
Friday 5th May: European Theme

Time: 5.30pm –7.30pm
Contact: nccdinner@nambourcc.org

Come and share a delicious lunch with people from the local community. Everyone welcome.
Friday 23rd June: Bring a Plate
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Contact: nccdinner@nambourcc.org

This program offers free help to migrants who are settling on the Sunshine Coast. We run varied workshops and provide information on employment, education, learning English, Centrelink, housing, health, legal and referrals to other services. We connect individuals with people and
community groups.

Cost: Free
Contact: Linda on 5441 4660 or
Email: suncoastsettle@gmail.com
Interpreters available 

Nambour Community Centre will host the Rainbow Connection LGBTI Cultural Mindfulness Training workshop in April (Free, refreshment provided).
The half day of training is for workers in any sector and will discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities, plus the impacts on health and well-being caused by discrimination and stigma of members of the LGBTI community.
The Cultural Mindfulness Training workshop will be held at Nambour Community Centre on Saturday 8 April. There will be another workshop in Caloundra on 20 May.
To find out more or to register your interest, email: scprideqld@gmail.com

The workshops are funded by the Healthy Towns Awards.

Heart Talk Matters: Cultivating Inner Freedom

NVC training with Kate Raffin, 28-30 April at Nambour Community Centre
Kate’s workshops are deep, fun, heart-full, insightful, earthy and creative. Event organiser Trace Adams said she loves Kate’s facilitation and how she uses her creativity, compassion and skills.
“She brings her passion for helping people to be the most empowered authentic selves they can be, NVC, restorative justice, art and earth,” she said.
Kate is an non-violent communicator (NVC) trainer, as well as a skilled NVC mediator. The weekend workshop starts on Friday 28 April from 6-9pm with the event introduction. The next two days will feature a range of workshops to help improve communication through speaking and   listening openly and emphatically.
Course Contribution: $160 to $300 (Intro + Part 2 + 3), $40 Intro Only.
Phone Trace on 0405 179 488 or email wildweaver@ozemail.com.au for more information.
To register, visit the NVC Training with Kate Raffin Facebook page or https://goo.gl/forms/YLyKNTPY97kZrGZa2.
Health & Wellbeing

Come and experience a powerful and holistic way to enhance your health and wellbeing. Falun Gong is an ancient Chinese exercise and meditation practice suitable for all ages.
When: Every Monday
Time: 10:30am—12 noon
Contact: Lee on 0421 886 009

Created by Dominic Barter in the Favelas in Brazil in the 1990’s, with foundations in NonViolent Communications, Restorative Circles provides an inclusive approach to dealing with conflict in which everybody can be heard and relationships restored.
1st Saturday of the month, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Nambour Community Centre

A friendly social group who share an interest in good company & keeping an eye on their weight.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 8:30am-10:00am
Cost: enquire
Contact: Colleen 5441 2621
A friendly social group who share an interest in good company & keeping an eye on their weight.
When: Every Thursday
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: enquire
Contact: Frances on 5441 3458

Balance, Strength, Flexibility and Relaxing. Liz is a radiant light yoga teacher with 12yrs experience. Please bring cushion & yoga mat.
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $15 ($12 concession)
Contact: Liz on 0402 636 600


Al-Anon provides support to anyone affected by a  relative or friend’s drinking. Members give & receive comfort & understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength & hope.
When: Every Saturday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: enquire
Contact: 5476 2687

New Computer / Smart Device Assistant starting soon at Nambour Community Centre

Ever feel like  your computers and Smart Phones are talking a different language?

The Nambour Community Centre is happy to announce  that starting in April we are able to offer an additional day of our Computer Assistance program to the community.

Keep an eye out for more information on the additional day coming soon.

Love Board Games?

Make new friends, play some games

NCC now hosts a new board game/scrabble group every Wednesday from 1.30-3pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along to this informal group and can bring a board game.

This is a great chance to enjoy a cuppa, play some games and make new friends. There’s no need to book, just come along.
What:  Board Games
When: Wednesdays
Time:   1.30-3pm


Ocean Street World Festival

Sunshine Coast Multicultural Network will host a Harmony Day stage to celebrate diversity at the Ocean Street World Festival on Easter Sunday 16 April, from 10am.
The  family-friendly event is a celebration of culture, music and food from around the world and will be held on Ocean Street, Maroochydore.
Social, Interest & Personal Development
 The ‘Building Connections’ group is about sharing experiences and gaining new perspectives.
New friendships and supportive relationships can benefit our lives in many different and positive ways.
When: 3rd Tuesday of the Month 
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Please express your interest with Shine at the Nambour Community Centre (5441 4724) or the PEARL Program (5443 1558)

Stuck within four walls? Come & join this group for some relaxed conversation, tea, coffee & friendship.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Gold coin donation for morning tea

Also known as Compassionate Communication is a non judgemental communication style that has been proven to support people to communicate for better
relationships in family, community & workplaces.
When: 1st Saturday of each month
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come along to our weekly women's arts and crafts group held in Nambour’s Quota Park.
Share or learn new craft tips while meeting new people.
When: Every Thursday
Time: 9:30am—11:30am
Contact: Thriving Families


A group for young women (Highschool aged) to get creative stuff done.
When: Mondays
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: Free and a feed is provided
Contact: Thriving Families

When: February 15th, March 1st,
March 15th & March 29th 
Time: 5:30pm
Contact: Shine Jang on  5441 4724 or mcw@nambourcc.org

Wow...What a way to lose weight

Starting the journey to a healthier you can be daunting but the Watching Our Weight (WOW) group offers a safe and supportive environment for those wanting to lead a healthy life.

The WOW group first started in 2012 at the Nambour Community Centre (NCC) with an aim to support and encourage people who want to keep their weight in check by weighing-in each week in the company of friendly members.

The group meets on a Wednesday morning from 8.30am for a cuppa and a catch-up, before the weigh-in at 9am.

Group coordinator Coleen said each member’s weight is recorded at the end of each month and there are rewards for those who achieve good results.

Coleen said each meeting includes interesting discussions about healthy meals that can be whipped up in the kitchen, guest speakers and other information the members may like to learn about.

“We have outings during the year for our club’s birthday, Christmas in July, fundraisers for the Biggest Morning Tea and our end-of-year lunch,” she said.

Membership is open to everyone and is $10 per year with a $4 meeting fee each week to cover costs. Members pay 50c if they put on weight.

For more information on WOW, phone 5441 2621. Meetings are held at Nambour Community Centre, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour.

Need help with a document?

Our document support volunteer is here to help.
Mimi is NCC’s document support  volunteer and she is available from 9-1pm every Thursday to help assist community members.
Mimi can assist with a range of documents including  Centrelink and Government forms, developing a resume and general document help (Mimi is unable to assist with legal documents).
Phone the centre on 5441 4724 to make an appointment or to learn more about how Mimi can help with your document needs.
Personal Services
Information about budgeting & supporting you to manage your finances. Individual appointments available.
When: Every Monday 9am - 2pm
Appointments Required
Cost: Free

Providing legal advice & referral for general
& family law matters. Bookings required.
When: Contact for dates and availability
Cost: Donation
Contact: SCLS on 5443 7827

SCOPE—Domestic & Family violence service
Personal confidential counseling & information for adults & children.
Bookings necessary
When: Every Wednesday 9am-3:00pm
Contact: Centacare / SCOPE 5430 9300
The Nambour Community Centre has 3 volunteer tutors who provide one on one assistance for those who would like to learn how to use a computer. The tutors can assist anyone from beginners to those who would like to build on their existing skills.

When: Wednesdays 9-1pm and Thursdays 9-3pm
Contact: 5441 4724  Bookings are necessary
Cost: Free

The Nambour Community Centre has 4 computers available for community member access. The computer use is free of charge and can be booked for a maximum of 2 hours.

*Please note that the computer access program is designed to provide community members with access to a computer and is not inclusive of personal assistance. Please see the computer assistance option for further assistance.

When: 9am - 2.30pm Mon-Fri
Printing Costs: Up to 10 pages free, then a charge of 10cents per additional sheet.

Avoid disappointment, call to book a computer

Visit the Centre

Free tea and coffee is always available in the community kitchen. Call in for a cuppa while browsing our program and events calendar

Connect with us

Nambour Community Centre Reception
P: 07 5441 4724  E: reception@nambourcc.org

Information & Referral        
Room Rentals 
Resource Library                   Volunteer Program

Community Development Program
Mark  coordinator@nambourcc.org  
Shine  mcw@nambourcc.org
07 5441 4724
KEIHS Nambour
Supports families & individuals who are at risk of homelessness to maintain their tenancies through early intervention support eg assisted referral & advocacy to appropriate services, or through intensive case management support.
P: 07 5441 6522

Stay Up-to-Date 

F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K
V I S I T our W E B S I T E
G E T in T O U C H
Thriving Families - Family Support Program
P: 07 5476 4933  M: 0411 576 564 | 0421 880 494
E: thrivingfamilies@nambourcc.org  

Cultural Connections - Multicultural Community Development
Shine on 5441 4724 or mcw@nambourcc.org 

Migrant Settlement Program
Contact Linda on 5441 4660 or suncoastsettle@gmail.com
Lifestyle Solutions
Our New Beginnings Program provides educational activities for people with a disability to develop the skills required to support individuals to confidently transition into independent living.
P: 07 5476 4295
NCC is a community based not for profit organisation whose activities  are partly resourced by contributions from Queensland Department of Communities, Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs, Sunshine Coast Council & Department of Immigration & Citizenship.
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