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Men’s Health Week 2017

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During Men’s Health Week 2017, held 12-18 June, communities Australia-wide hold engaging events, promotions and activities tailored to the needs of men and boys. The focus is on improving and maintaining the health of our men, boys and their families, and having those meaningful conversations about factors that keep us healthy in body and mind.

A number of free activities and events will be held on the Sunshine Coast to promote this year’s theme: “Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance”. Below is a list of events aiming to respond to issues impacting the health of men and boys in our community:

Nutrition for Better Mental Health and Wellbeing – for Men and Boys

Learn how to get the best out of your diet, and how eating well positively affects your mental health. During the session, you will gain knowledge about what to eat to create a healthy and varied diet.

Date: Monday 12 June

Time: 10.00 – 11.30 am followed by a free morning tea

Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre

Cost: Free

BookingBook online

Free Men’s Only Fitness Session

Join Jarreau in an all-ages, all levels men’s only fitness class followed by a light lunch of healthy sandwiches.

Date: Tuesday 13 June

Time: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm followed by a light lunch.

Location: Resolve Fitness at Caloundra RSL

Cost: Free

Booking: Not required, inquiries contact Donna on 5438 5800

Special Guest Speaker Dr Craig Allingham with open address by Mayor Mark Jamieson

Dr Craig Allingham is a men’s health educator and sport physiotherapist who wants you to know how your health is travelling. Craig Allingham is the author of Prostate Recovery MAP – Men’s Action Plan, and his presentation will cover prostate disease and other aspects of male health attitudes, behaviors and outcomes. He is very entertaining and informative and speaks fluent ‘bloke’. Women are also welcome but must bring at least one man with them.

Date: Wednesday 14 June

Time: 9.30 – 11 am followed by morning tea

Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre

Cost: Free

BookingBook online





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Volunteering opportunity: Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show


The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show (16-18 June) is a local event with strong community ties that relies on a team of dedicated volunteers to operate. Available positions include:

  • Working in the crafting or cattle area
  • Catering
  • Grounds Work

Volunteers are asked to pay $5 to assist with Insurance Costs. This fee also entitles entry into the Show and fully catered meals whilst you are volunteering for a minimum of four hours.

If you are interested in getting involved, download the application form here, then email it to:

email or call 5441 2766 / 0408 886 526 if you have any further queries.

Visit the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show website for more information.

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Music Jam Sessions

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Dave Peters and Jane Kennedy from Meredith Jam Camp are holding live music jams in celebration of Library and Information Week for anyone with their own instruments who would like to join. The sessions are free, no bookings required.

The available sessions are as follows:

Beerwah Library

Monday 22 May, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Caloundra Library

Tuesday 23 May, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Kawana Library

Tuesday 23 May, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Kenilworth Library

Friday 26 May, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Maleny Library

Wednesday 24 May, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Maroochydore Library

Thursday 25 May, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Nambour Library

Thursday 25 May, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

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National Volunteer Week 2017

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Volunteering Sunshine Coast is hosting a garden tea party to celebrate National Volunteer Week and to launch the Rewards Card Program for volunteers. We want to celebrate and recognise the efforts of all the volunteers who have donated their time for the local community. We’re grateful to all our volunteers for their contributions!

Register for the event here.

For further enquiries please call 5443 8256 or email

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