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.
Come along & Heartfully, Playfully & Artfully have fun with your kids. When: Every Friday
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Where: Playground & Children's room
FERAL FRIDAYS @ QUOTA
Let the kids go feral in the park. Balls and a sausage sizzle provided. When: 2nd Friday of the month
Where: Quota Park
YOUNG PARENT SOCIAL
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
PALMWOODS FAMILY ARVO
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.
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.
MAROOCHYDORE MULTICULTURAL GROUP CONVERSATIONS AND GET TOGETHER
Meet new people, make new friends and share your culture and stories. Everyone is welcome and morning tea is provided. When: Every Wednesday
Where: Cotton Tree Park near playground
SUNSHINE COAST MULTICULTURAL NETWORK MEETING When: 1st Wednesday of each Month
Time: 1pm - 3:00pm
Where: Carers QLD, Maroochydore
MIGRANT NETWORK GROUP
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)
Contact Shine Jang for more information or to RSVP for the programs and events listed above.
5441 4724 or email email@example.com
A PLACE AT THE TABLE
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
TALK 2 FRIENDS
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
MIGRANT SETTLEMENT PROGRAM
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
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
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.
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.
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)
Where: Nambour Community Centre
Phone 5476 4933 or text 0411 576 564 for more info.
Health & Wellbeing
FREE FALUN GONG MEDITATION CLASSES
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)
WATCHING OUR WEIGHT
A friendly social group who share an interest in good company & keeping an eye on their weight. When: Every Wednesday
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
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 FAMILY GROUP
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
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
Cost: Gold coin donation for morning tea
HEART FELT COMMUNICATION (NVC)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
RESTORATIVE CIRCLE PRACTICE GROUP
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 email@example.com
STRONG WOMEN STRONG COMMUNITIES
Come along to our weekly women's arts and crafts group. Share or learn new craft tips while meeting new people. When: Every Thursday
Contact: Thriving Families, 0411 576 564 or FB
YOUNG WOMEN’S CREATIVE
A group for young women (High School aged) to get creative stuff done. When: Every 2nd Monday (during school term)
Cost: Free and a feed is provided
Contact: Thriving Families, 0411 576 564 or FB
WOMEN EXPLORING SELF-AWARENESS AND SELF-LOVE
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)
Contact Shine for more information on 5441 4724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
SUNCOAST COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE
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
FREE COMPUTER ACCESS
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
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
Cultural Connections - Multicultural Community Development
Shine on 5441 4724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Migrant Settlement Program
Contact Linda on 5441 4660 or email@example.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.