Aug – Sept 2017 Bulletin

Nambour Community Centre eBulletin
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Nambour Community Centre

Bi Monthly eBulletin 

August & September Update


Nambour, it’s time to fire up for the NCC Minifest!

Come and find out more about what’s happening at your local community centre
Nambour Community Centre (NCC) is proud to host their annual open day Minifest on Friday 18th August from 4-7pm. This year, we want to give you a taste of everything your local community centre has to offer from workshops to market stalls and everything in between.
This free event is a great chance to come along and enjoy free wood-fired pizzas while exploring all the wonderful events, services and groups on offer at NCC. There will be plenty of kid’s activities, live music, free food and one of Herb’s famous up-cycled light shows to round out a great night.
There will be plenty of fire pits to keep everyone warm and lots of workshops from hula hoops to Falun Gong. Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about their local community centre. At NCC, we’re all about community.

WHAT:    NCC Minifest
WHEN:   Friday 18 August, 4-7pm
WHERE: NCC, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour
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: 2nd Friday of the month
Time: 4-6pm.
Where: Quota Park

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: 9.30-11.30am

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

Contact Thriving Families for more information. Text or call 0411 576 564, phone 5476 4933 or follow us on Facebook, just search Thriving families.
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.  
Meet new people, make new friends and share your culture and stories. Everyone is welcome and morning tea is provided.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 10-12noon
Where: Cotton Tree Park near playground

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

Come along to learn more about Australian work culture, make new friends and share information.
When: Every Monday in August (1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Time: 10-11.30am

Contact Shine Jang for more information or to RSVP for the programs and events listed above.
5441 4724 or email

Share a delicious meal with people from the local neighbourhood, catch up with old friends & maybe make some new ones. Everyone welcome.
When: First Friday of the Month
Where: Nambour Community Centre
Time: 5.30–7.30pm

Practice your spoken English, meet new people & have fun
When: Every Friday (except school holidays)
Time: 9am -11.30am    Cost: Free
Contact: Linda on 5441 4660

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
Interpreters available 

Computer assistance available

Learn how to send emails, lodge forms, use programs and much more
Nambour Community Centre’s computer assistant, Brian & Valerio are on hand to help with all your computer queries from lodging forms to sending emails and everything in between.
This is a great chance to learn more about the internet and computers in a free one-on-one tutorial.

Appointments are available on Mondays & Thursdays from 9am to 2.30pm. Phone NCC on 5441 4724.

Email & Internet Info Sessions

Are you ready to brave the internet but just don't know where to start?
Well you’re in luck, come along to our info sessions and one of our experienced computer assistants will help you through the process.


  • Setting up and using your new email
  • Using Google to find what you want on the internet.
Bookings essential as there are a limited number of spaces available. Morning tea provided

Date: Monday 21st August 2017
Time: 9:30am—12:00pm
Phone: 5441-4724 to book your place now.

Stay Connected with Diversity

The Sunshine Coast Migrant Network Group now has a Facebook page. Keep up to date with groups, information and events by liking our page. Search: Sunshine Coast Migrant Network Group.

We’ve Saved You A Place at the Table for Multicultural Month

Come and meet new friends while you share you culture through food.
This month the A Place at the Table dinner will celebrate all things multicultural. Bring a plate to share and connect with friends both old and new. Hosted by migrant settlement worker Linda and multicultural worker Shine, the dinner will be held on Friday 4th August from 5.30pm at the centre.
Email Saba at for more information about this event.

Stories of Hope coming to NCC on 9 August

Come along to hear stories of hope  from those who have faced life’s challenges, including ex-detective Stuart Rawlins as he shares his moving story to bring hope to those suffering PTSD and mental health issues.
When: Wednesday 9 August
Time: 7pm
Where: NCC, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour
Topics: PTSD, mental health, alcoholism, substance abuse

Everyone is welcome to come along.

Introducing the Young Women’s Collective

A creative space where creative women are supported by like-minded women
Thriving Families is proud to introduce a group where young women can get creative stuff done and happening in their lives. Whether it’s art, dance, clay, hair, nails, up-cycling or sewing, you’re more than welcome to bring your creative ideas.
The group is designed for high school students and young women in the Nambour community and all participants will be supported by other women.
The group will meet once a fortnight where everyone is encouraged to make, create and hang out with young women. Come as you are! This is a free event with a feed provided.
When: Mondays (14, 28 August, 11 September)
Time: 4-7pm
Where: Nambour Community Centre

Phone 5476 4933 or text 0411 576 564 for more info.
Health & Wellbeing
Come and experience a powerful and holistic way to enhance your health and wellbeing. Suitable for all ages.
When: Every Monday  Time: 10.30-12noon
Contact: Lee on 0421 886 009

The ‘Building Connections’ group is about sharing experiences and gaining new perspectives.
When: 3rd Tuesday of Month  Time: 10:30- 12:30pm
Contact: Shine at the Nambour Community Centre (5441 4724) or the PEARL Program (5443 1558)

A friendly social group who share an interest in good company & keeping an eye on their weight.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 8.30-10am
Cost: enquire Contact: Colleen 5441 2621

12-step program to help people cope with stress.
When: Every Thursday   Time: 7.30-8.30pm
Cost: Free   Contact: Michael 0499 973 992

A friendly social group who share an interest in good company & keeping an eye on their weight.
When: Every Thursday
Time: 6-7pm
Cost: enquire
Contact: Frances on 5441 3458
Balance, Strength, Flexibility and Relaxing. Liz is a radiant light yoga teacher with 12yrs experience. Please bring a 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: 5-7pm
Cost: enquire Contact: 5476 2687
Social, Interest & Personal Development
Stuck within four walls? Come & join this group for some relaxed conversation, tea, coffee & friendship.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 10-12noon
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             (with Debs)
            3rd Saturday of each month            (with Glenda)
Time: 10- 12noon
Contact: Shine 5441-4724 or

Created by Dominic Barter in the Favelas in Brazil in the 1990’s, with foundations in Non-Violent Communication. The Restorative Circle provides an inclusive approach to dealing with conflict in which everybody can be heard and relationships restored.
When: 1st Saturday of the month, 1-4pm
Nambour Community Centre
Contact: Shine 5441-4724 or


Come along to our weekly women's arts and crafts group. Share or learn new craft tips while meeting new people.
When: Every Thursday
Time: 9.30-11.30am
Contact: Thriving Families, 0411 576 564 or FB

A group for young women (High School aged) to get creative stuff done.
When: Every 2nd Monday (during school term)
Time: 4pm-8pm
Cost: Free and a feed is provided
Contact: Thriving Families, 0411 576 564 or FB

Explore the teaching of Louise Hay as she takes people on a journey of self-discovery and self-love through ‘Mirror Work’ transformation.
When: meeting Fortnightly on Wednesdays (Except School Holidays)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Contact Shine for more information on  5441 4724 or

You’re invited to the monthly Caloundra lunch

Everyone is invited to a community lunch in Caloundra. This is a great opportunity to share food, cultures and stories and make some friends.
When: Friday 18th August & 15th September
Time: 12-2pm
Where: Caloundra Community Centre, 58a Queens Street, Caloundra
Bring a plate of food to share.
Phone Shine on 5441 4724 for more information or email

Money Talk - “feeling stressed about money?”


For support with:

  • Budgeting and managing money
  • Realistic payment plans for debt
  • Support to discuss your situation with creditors

Make an appointment with our volunteer for a confidential, one on one info sessions, she is available Fridays from 9.30am til 2pm.

Phone 5441 4724 to make an appointment or drop into the centre.

Join the Thriving Fam’s Crew

If kicking back over pizza, music, graffiti and hangs gets you amped and you’re aged between 12 and 18, come join the Thriving Fam’s Crew. We meet in the laneway at Nambour Community Centre (cnr James and Shearer Street, Nambour) on Mondays 14 and 28 August and Monday 11 September from 4-7pm.
Phone 5476 4933, text 0411 576 564  or follow us on FB (Thriving Families) for more info.

We’re cooking up a storm this month!

Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy a barbie in the park

Hosted by Nambour Community Centre, everyone is welcome to come along to the free cultural diversity barbecue and picnic in the park. Bring your family and friends to join us in our Multicultural Month celebrations.
The family-friendly event will include a delicious bbq lunch, but everyone is welcome to bring a plate of food to share if they want to. You can also dress up in your traditional clothes to showcase your culture.
For your convenience, we recommend parking at the Cornmeal Parade parking space and walking to the venue. For more information phone Shine on 5441 4724, Linda on 5441 4660 or Thana on 0447 721 968.
When: Saturday 5 August
Time: 10am - 1pm
Where: Cotton Tree Park

We are looking for mentors

Self-employed or running your own business? Retired or semi-retired?
We’re looking for volunteer mentors who would like to walk alongside people from multicultural backgrounds and assist them in gaining some Australian work experience or starting a new business.
If you are interested in sharing your skills, please phone Helen Wilkinson from Diversity Works at NCC on 0458 654 071 or email

Migrant Networking Group

Better connections for a better life

The Migrant Network Group is back for August and September. Come along to learn new skills and meet new friends. Free to all migrants, morning tea provided.

When: 7, 14, 21, 28 Aug & 4, 11 Sept
Time: 10-11.30am
Where: NCC, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour
Contact: Linda 5441 4660/ Shine 5441 4724
Personal Services
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 counselling & information for adults & children. Bookings necessary
When: Every Wednesday 9am-3:00pm
Contact: Centacare / SCOPE 5430 9300

The Nambour Community Centre has 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:     Mondays & Thursdays 9-2:30pm
Contact: 5441 4724  Bookings are necessary
Cost: Free

The computer use is free of charge and can be booked for a maximum of 2 hours.
Computer room open 9am - 2.30pm, Mon-Friday

*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.

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:

Information & Referral        
Room Rentals 
Resource Library                   Volunteer Program

Community Development Program
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

Cultural Connections - Multicultural Community Development
Shine on 5441 4724 or 

Migrant Settlement Program
Contact Linda on 5441 4660 or
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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