Feb – March 2018 Bulletin

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International Women’s Day is back!

The popular International Women’s Day celebrations are back following the success of the  2017 event. To be held at Quota Park on Thursday 8 march from 10am to 2pm, the day will be jam packed with free family fun.

There will be lots of interactive activities like last year’s drum circle and art groups, plus plenty of live entertainment and dancing. There will be plenty of food and drink available on the day, plus a big playground for the kiddies.

Don’t miss this great community event that shines a light on the women of the Nambour community. For more information, phone Shine Jang on 5441 4724 or 0456 000 527 or email mcw@nambourcc.org.

See you there!
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 between 4-6pm.
Where: Quota Park
Cost: Free


The Crew wants you - street art, dance, basketball/sports, cook-up, wood work, music, clay, your ideas and more.....
Any and all dudes between the ages of 12 and 18 are welcome.  
When: Every Monday fortnight (during school terms)
Time: 4-7pm
Where: In the laneway at the Nambour Community Centre
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 at NCC
Time: 9.30am-11.30am

Are you under 25 with kids? A chill and supported playspace for you to come and enjoy a coffee and playtime with the kiddos.
When: Every Monday at NCC
Time: 9.30am-11.30am

Contact Thriving Families for more information and to book events listed above - 0411 576 564 or 5476 4933.
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.  
Contact:  Shine on 5441 4724 or email mcw@nambourcc.org 
Meet new people, make new friends and share your culture and stories. Everyone is welcome and morning tea is provided.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am -12 noon
Where: Cotton Tree Park near playground

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

Come along to learn more about Australian work culture, make new friends and share information.
When: Recommencing Mondays in February 2018
Time: 9am-1pm
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
Contact: nccdinner@nambourcc.org

Practice your spoken English, meet new people & have fun.
When: Every Friday (except school holidays)
Time: 9-11.30am    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
Email: suncoastsettle@gmail.com
Interpreters available 

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

Driving Mentors Needed for New Program

Do you have a few hours to spare to help migrant women gain their independence by learning to drive?
Driving mentors are needed for the Migrant Women Move Forward 2018 program due to start in 2018. The program is designed to support migrant women within the community to get their Australian drivers licence.
Volunteers will need at least 2 years open driving experience to assist the migrant women (over 25-years-old)  and commit to a 14 week period. Volunteers will be equipped with mentoring and driving tips from an accredited driving instructor and will also have access to a car.
Program co-ordinator Ana said migrant women often meet language, cultural differences and other challenges when moving to Australia. Volunteers in the Migrant Women Move Forward program will empower women to get a licence, which can lead to new opportunities and independence.
The program is free for migrant women. For more information or to express your interest in being a volunteer contact Ana on 0407 165 308 or email community.development@nambourcc.org.

The Backyard produce group is back!

Attention green thumbs and nature lovers - the backyard produce group is back at 1pm on the first Monday of the month.
Bring your cuttings, seeds to share, tips to swap. Learn how to make and grow things on a budget – Starting Monday 5 February. Lets make Kombucha and Kefir together.
Bring a container, take home a SCOBY. For more information contact Ana on 0407165308 or email  community.development@nambourcc.org

Suicide Prevention Working Group

Community members and local organisations interested in forming a working group to explore approaches to suicide prevention are invited to attend an information session at Nambour Community Centre on Tuesday 27 February from 10-11am.

For more information, phone Ana on 5441 4724 or email community.development@nambourcc.org.

Community Art Project

NArtist in residence, Indigo Rose transforming Linda’s door at NCC.ambour Community Centre has been fortunate to receive a major grant from Sunshine Coast Council to brighten up our front entrance with a community art project. Led by artist in residence Indigo Rose, the project will brighten up the space to help people identify the centre. Indigo wants the paintings to be seen from Howard Street.
“People don’t know we are here. I want to change this place from looking like a suburban house to a colourful community space for everyone,” said Indigo. The project aims to work with people from across the community including first nation people, young people, multicultural people and other centre users.
A drop in session for people to come and learn about the project, contribute ideas and create some art will be held at the centre on Saturday, 3 March from 10.00am until 2pm. Everyone is welcome. An unveiling event will be held to celebrate the artwork and will be advertised in The Bulletin. For more information about the project contact Ana on 0407165308 or email community.development@nambourcc.org.
Health & Wellbeing
The ‘Building Connections’ group is about sharing experiences and gaining new perspectives.
When: 3rd Tuesday of Month 
Time: 10:30am- 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

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
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

Social, Interest & Personal Development
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: 9:30am—11:30am
Contact: Thriving Families

Also known as compassionate communication, this is a non-judgmental communication style proven to support people and help build better relationships.
When: 1st Saturday of each month (Debs)
3rd Saturday of each month (Glenda)
Time: 10-12noon
Contact: Shine 5441 4724 or mcw@nambourcc.org

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


Are you interested in upcycling? Making old things new again? Repairing tired clothing or pieces of furniture in the company of others? Creating a "fix-it" space in our throw away world. Please contact Ana if this is a group you would like to be involved in the new year.
Contact: Ana 0407 165 308 or community.development@nambourcc.org


Bring your cuttings, seeds to share, and tips to swap.  Learn how to make and grow things on a budget.  Lets make Kombucha and Kefir together.  Bring a container, take home a SCOBY.
When:  First Monday of the month starting 5 February 2018
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Contact: Ana 0407 165 308 or community.development@nambourcc.org
A group for young women (High School aged) to get creative stuff done.
When: Monday fortnightly (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 mcw@nambourcc.org

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 mcw@nambourcc.org

Are you looking for something to do Thursday mornings from 8am to 10am?  We are starting a pottering group to do all sorts of pottering things like digging weeds, making compost, and doing odd jobs - whatever pottering activity takes your fancy. If you are interested in this group please contact Ana.
Contact: Ana 0407 165 308 or community.development@nambourcc.org

Save the Date for Harmony Day

Nambour Community Centre will celebrate Harmony Day on Wednesday 21 March with a day full of family fun. The free community event will be held at Alexandra Headland.
There will be lots of fun activities to celebrate cultural diversity on the Sunshine Coast including san sculpting workshops, beach soccer, a community BBQ, cultural dance and so much more.
Everyone is invited to come along and be part of a great day. For more information, phone Shine Jang on 5441 4724 or 0456 000 527 or email mcw@nambourcc.org.

Learn to swim in a safe and supportive environment

The Sunshine Coast lifestyle is very much about life at the beach and around water based activity. Migrant residents of the Sunshine Coast are invited to attend free learn to swim classes and beach safety awareness session.
You can choose to take part in a free 7 week learn to swim and beach safety awareness program  for men, women and children starting Saturday 3 February at the Nambour Aquatic Centre and Mountain Creek Pool. The program will also run again on 10 March.
There will also be a women-only course of four sessions starting Saturday 17 February at Nambour Christian College. Participants must commit to the full seven weeks of the program that consists of five weeks of swim lessons and two beach safety awareness sessions.
Submit your expression of interest on Council’s website, email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone 5475 7272 for more information. You can also drop into Nambour Community Centre and chat to Migrant Settlement Worker, Linda Monday to Friday 9-3pm.

Bushwalking Group Ready to Explore

Come along and explore the beautiful nature of the Sunshine Coast while meeting new people and making new friends.
You can join the Facebook page for more information  just search “Bushwalking & Exploring Sunshine Coast” or phone Shine on 5441 4724 or 0456 000 527.
You can email Shine on mcw@nambourcc.org for more information.
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


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:      Thursdays 9-2:30pm
Contact: 5441 4724  Bookings are necessary
Cost: Free

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 confidential, one on one info sessions.
When: weekly Fridays 9.30-2pm
Call the centre on 5441 4724 to make an appointment or drop into the centre.
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

Do you need assistance developing a
resume, completing forms / applications
or writing letters? Bookings required.
When: Every Thursday,  9am-12pm
Cost: Free

*Please note that the Personal Document Supporter CAN NOT assist with legal issues.

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, and library of resources.

Connect with us

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

Information & Referral        
Room Rentals 
Resource Library                    Computer Support

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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