June – July 2018 Bulletin

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Nambour Community Centre

20th Anniversary - Open Day

Mural Launch - Lets Celebrate

You are invited to join  with Us at our Free EVENT Welcoming the New & Honouring the History of Your Nambour Community Centre
Families and Children
Come and connect in at our supported play space with free coffee, fruit and wifi.
When: Every Monday            
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Where: Playground & Children's room

Next 1st June at Lions Park, location changes every week 
When:3pm - 6pm,
Look at Facebook or contact Thriving Families locations after 1st June 2018. 

If you’re pregnant or having a new bub, come meet up with other parents at The Nest - a supported and hosted space for you to gather, connect and build your village.
When: Every Friday
Time: 9.30-11.30am

A weekly playgroup to support the development of little people through creative play.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.30-11.30am

 Contact Thriving Families for more information. Text or call 0411 576 564, phone 5476 4933 or follow us on Facebook, just search Thriving families or visit www.thrivingfamilies4560.org
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: 1.30-3.30pm
Where: Carers QLD, Maroochydore 

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

Health & Wellbeing
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

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

This group explores local approaches to suicide prevention in Nambour.
When: Every 2nd Tuesday
Time: 9.30am
Contact: Ana 5441 4724 or community.development@nambourcc.org

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 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 

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

Young women’s Creative Meet up once a fortnight and make stuff, create stuff and hang out with other young women. Free and a feed is provided. For women aged 12-18.
When: Monday fortnightly (during school term)
Time: 4pm-7pm
Contact: Thriving Families, 0411 576 564 or FB

The Crew
Street art, dance, basketball/sports, cook-up, wood work, music, clay, your ideas and more. Free and a feed is provided. Guys aged 12-18.
When: Monday fortnightly (during school term)
Time: 4pm-7pm
Contact: Thriving Families, 0411 576 564 or FB


 ‘Seeding the Collective Mural Collaborative Project’

 Firstly I would like to acknowledge all First Nations people past present and future, and acknowledge this beautiful Gubbi Gubbi /Kabbi Kabbi land that we now stand upon.
Acknowledgements of the beautiful contribution from Robbie and Jo Peters. I am so pleased that you said yes. Also the Ancestors of our diverse community members that have participated in adding a piece of themselves with their creative touch.
 About the mural:
Why all the bunya nut pine trees, well because I wanted to share the story I had learnt from my children’s people of this area. The biggest stand of Bunya nut pine trees stands between Nambour and Gympie. Every 3 or 4 years the trees have a bumper crop and mobs from all over the country come and have a Gathering, where song, dance , ceremony, trade for items not available where they are from, marriages and many other things occurred, It was a long journey for many ,some even giving birth on the way , arrival , joy sharing, celebration, abundance.
The horizon lines are loosely taken from Dulong lookout, overlooking Nambour. The day and night is to acknowledge through the passage of time it takes all people to make a community. The stars represent everyone’s ancestors.  The Rainbow across the sky is to welcome all creeds no matter what race, religion or sexual orientation. The bottle brush because grows abundantly here .The flight of a wedge tail eagle is for hope and the vision of a bigger picture, ‘Expansion’. The additional signage ‘A place to belong where anything is possible’  has been mosaiced with up-cycled CD’s giving a collaboration of countless community members along with the bunting pieces that have been painted by so many awesome people, you guys absolutely rock!
 The meeting place ‘Symbol’ is to acknowledge we are standing on Indigenous land. Robbie Peters and his wife Jo burnt some lovely designs into it. Here is what Robbie has to say about his contribution. The central piece is marked with the ‘Davis knowledge of Country’. The first ring is the handprints of the children for the next generation. The next ring is of the animals of Nambour and the stringy bark leaves. The sitting down people is marked with different animal tracks to represent people of different cultures
 All in all, it is hoped that through the involvement of so many hands being a part of creating this mural that it will encourage all members of our community to feel valued and an integral part of this community with a sense of belonging. Enriching each other through connection, a place to hang and mix with others making new friendships.
I would like to offer my personal sincere gratitude for the contributions from, Peter Young from JC Hire. Brandon Grady from Mitre Ten, Dennis Faulkner, Jim Simonsen, Mark Wall from the Nambour Men’s Shed and Maroochydore Bunnings.without your supplies and help completion of this project would not have been possible.
Indigorose ( Debra) Buchanan

Nambour Old Fashioned Games

We are looking for all the people in the Nambour region who like to play either old fashioned games i.e. card games like 500 (Rummy), Pontoon, Rickety Kate, Canasta (up to Bolivia) etc. and also old fashioned board games like Monopoly, Risk, Careers, Carcassonne, Backgammon (or AC/DC), etc. The list is not limited to the examples given above, so if you’ve got a favourite then please run it past us and we’ll do our best to include it.
The aim is to identify all interest in each particular game and to organise either a venue in town where social events can be conducted on a regular basis, or structure the interest into a more competitive arrangement of a round robin type tournament where the playing arrangements are coordinated between the players. There’ll be more details once we review the interest and feedback.
So what you have to do is register your interest including name, phone number and email along with your favourite game (or games) and any preferred time of availability if appropriate. There are so many benefits for getting involved, like getting out of the house, meeting new people that have similar passions and most of all a little stimulation for the mind!!!
Entry is FREE and entertainment can be provided so let’s hear from you and get things started…  For more information contact Mark at  rodes@powerup.com.au or call on 0432074867.

Everyone is welcome

Nambour Community Centre's Suicide Prevention project is taking form. A dedicate group of community members are coming together every Tuesday at 9.30am to work on a project about community connection. Come on down, have a cuppa and get involved.

SAFETALK workshop for suicide prevention.

Nambour community centre is hosting this three hour workshop designed for anyone (over 17) who is keen to gain valuable skills to help keep their friends and family safe from suicide.
It provides participants with a way to engage with people at risk of suicide and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention.  Cost $15 for workbook.
When: Friday 13th July ‘18
Time: 12:30-4pm
from 12 noon
Location: 2 Shearer St, Nambour Bookings: E ana@nambourcc.org or Ph: 0407-165-308

Community IELTS Study Group
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Are you preparing for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test for your visa or further study in Australia? This group is for sharing study tips and information and helping each other to get whatever score they need. Everyone is welcome to join the group. Bring your study materials to share with others. 

Meeting: Every Monday, 9am-11am (until the end of June 2018)
Venue: Nambour Community Centre (2 Shearer Street, Nambour)
For more information, contact Shine at Nambour Community Centre on 5441 4724 / 0456 000 527 or email mcw@nambourcc.org 

The Nambour Community Centre would like to thank the follow Organizations and Businesses for their generous contributions towards the 20th Anniversary Celebration

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
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.
Call the centre on 5441 4724 to make an appointment or drop into the centre
Do you need assistance developing a
resume, completing forms / applications
or writing letters? Bookings required.
When: Every Tuesday,  9:30am - 2:30pm
Cost: Free

*Please note that the Personal Document Supporter is unable to 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
Ana: community.development@nambourcc.org
P: 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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