BIRTHING KITS: Gena Patterson, Helen Hovinga and Aiva Hovinga took part in the Zonta Birthing Kit Assembly Day 2019 on Sunday. Mackay Zonta Club members, community volunteers and Holy Spirit College staff and students packed birthing kits, which will enable a more hygienic birth for women in third world communities. They kits contain string, a scalpel, gauze squares, plastic sheeting and soap. The 70 volunteers packed 2000 kits.
BIRTHING KITS: Gena Patterson, Helen Hovinga and Aiva Hovinga took part in the Zonta Birthing Kit Assembly Day 2019 on Sunday. Mackay Zonta Club members, community volunteers and Holy Spirit College staff and students packed birthing kits, which will enable a more hygienic birth for women in third world communities. They kits contain string, a scalpel, gauze squares, plastic sheeting and soap. The 70 volunteers packed 2000 kits. Contributed

What's on this week in Mackay from August 21

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Today, August 21

SARINA Fibre Arts Group meets 36-38 Lee St, Sarina, at the Craft Cottage, opposite the Men's Shed, 9am-noon.

MACKAY Family History Society: Let us help you trace your family history. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-3pm and Tuesdays 9am-noon at the new location, Town Hall, 63 Sydney St, Mackay. Individual help given. Ph 4952 2762.

AA MEETING - 1pm at Ozcare Men's Hostel, 1 Endeavour St, Mackay, 7pm at Uniting Church hall, Range Road, Sarina. Ph: 1300222222.

AL ANON Mackay meeting 7.30-9pm, Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Phone 1300252666.

SHAKESPEARE Child and Family Suntots Playgroup, 9.30-11.30am, 43 Shakespeare St.

SARINA Men's Shed 8am noon 40 Lee St, Sarina. Ph: 0402248716.

LAPIDARY, 9am-noon and 6.30-9pm at Mackay Gem and Craft Society, 3 Leisure Ct, Ph: 49428541.

GREATER Whitsunday Farmers' Market, Bluewater Quay, 8am-1pm.

STORYTIME Sarina Library from 10-11am.

PIONEER Potters Mackay open 9am-3pm, 8 Loughnane Crt, North Mackay.

YOUNG at Heart meets at the Senior Citizens' Centre, 58 Macalister St from 11.30am Wednesdays for indoor bowls and cards.

MACKAY Golden Years meets every Wednesday at the Senior Citizens Hall in Macalister St., 9 -11am. Phone 49595308/ 0400180268

MACKAY 50 and Better community singing, St Charles Church Hall, cnr of Nebo Rd and McGinn St. Admission $2, incl morning tea. Ph: Howard 4952 2093.

ROCK 'n' Roll Dancing: Learn to rock 'n' roll Wednesday nights at Senior Citizens Hall, Macalister St from 7pm. Beginners and advanced. $5 members, $8 non members.

IONA West Men's Shed meet from 9am to 4pm at 7 Brooks St, West Mackay. All men welcome. Contact 0432983181.

SARINA QCWA at QCWA hall, Brewers Rd, 9am-noon.

BOOMERANG Bags from 9am to 12.30 pm at Shop 3 The Dome.

GOOD Shepherd Lodge Annual Cent Sale Event, 9.30 -11.30am, Good Shepherd Lodge & Kerrisdale Gardens, 15 McIntyre St, Mackay.

CUPPA & Chat Blacks Beach, 9.30am, Bourke Street by the Beach, Blacks Beach.

WINGS Over Mackay Fun-Fly & Airshow, 9am, Mackay Airport.

STORY Time - Book Week, 10.30am, Gordon White Library, 54 Phillip St.

BABY Bounce - Book Week, 11am, Sarina Library, 65 Broad St, Sarina and at Mirani Shire Library, 16 Victoria St, Mirani.

TAKE a Moment - Seniors Week, 1.30pm, Dudley Denny City Library, 134 Victoria St.

STEAM Club, 3.30pm, Gordon White Library, 54 Phillip St.

SCREENAGERS Movie, 6pm, Jubilee Community Centre, Alfred St.

SHED Happens, 6.30pm, 6 Ungerer St, North Mackay.

Tomorrow, August 22

AA MEETING (Topic Meeting) 7pm at Adult Faith Centre, River and Macalister Sts, Mackay. Ph Graeme 49531742.

IF DRUGS have become a problem for you call Narcotics Anonymous Mackay. Phone 0428992762 for an appointment.

PLAYGROUP for kids 0-5, 9.30-11.30am, $3 at Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. 49577222.

FITTER for Life, fun and exercise for mature people. Catering for all mobility abilities. Two classes - 9 - 10 am & 10.30-11.30 am. Mackay Gymnastics. Ph 49420032.

INDOOR bowls and cards at Senior Citizens' Centre, 58 MacAlister St. Ph. 4951 1444.

BOOMERANG Bags from 9am to 12.30 pm at Shop 3 The Dome.

TUMMY Time Class, 9.15am, 43 Shakespeare St, East Mackay.

FAMILIES for Inclusive Education, 9.30am, Mackay Women's Centre, 418 Shakespeare Street, West Mackay. Bookings, 3844 2211.

TECH Talks, 10am, Dudley Denny City Library, 134 Victoria St.

PICNIC in the Park, 10am, Civic Precinct - Gordon St (near the fountain).

STORY Time - Book Week, 10.30am, Civic Precinct - Gordon St (near the fountain).

DIETARY Changes for Improved Health, 1.30pm, Gordon White Library, 54 Phillip St.

TAI Chi - Seniors Week, 2.30pm, Gordon White Library, 54 Phillip St.

LIVE Your Life, Type 1 Forum, 5.30pm, MECC, Cnr Alfred St & Macalister St.

SARINA Women's Group, 10.30am -12.30pm, at The Field of Dreams, Railway Square, Sarina.

Friday, August 23

SOCIAL table tennis. First day free entry and $3 after. All ages welcome, equipment available. From 9-11.30am, Mackay Table Tennis Centre, 76 Bridge Rd. Ph Coral 4957 8474.

AA MEETING - 1pm, St Paul's Uniting Church, Macalister St, Mackay. Ph: 1300222222, 7pm Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Ph: Alan 0418776878.

CALD Women's Club:Healthy Family Relationships Workshop - Part 2, 9.30am, Mackay Women's Centre, 418 Shakespeare Street, West Mackay. Bookings, 3844 2211.

MINDSET Morning Tea, 10am, Split Spaces, Level 2, Bld 4, 92 Sydney St.

TODDLER Time - Book Week, 9.30am, Dudley Denny City Library, 134 Victoria St.

SENIORS Matinee Movie - Seniors Week, 11am, Gordon White Library, 54 Phillip St.

Saturday, August 24

AA MEETING - 7pm - Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Ph: Graeme 49531742.

LAPIDARY, 9am-noon and 1-4pm Mackay Gem and Craft Society, 3 Leisure Ct. Ph: 49428541.

ARE you being affected by someone else's drinking? ALANON family group meeting every Saturday at the Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St, from 10.30am. Ph: 0407903896.

SOCIAL sailing, Mackay Yacht Club for anyone keen to see what sailing is like or to get out on the water again. All welcome, no experience necessary. Phone Bob 4956 2618.

FALUN Gong meditation and relaxation, 9-11am Tropical Sun Garden Lawn (under mango tree), Mackay Botanic Gardens. Contact Catherine on 49522262.

DANCE, Senior Citizens' Centre, 58 Macalister St, 7.30pm. Old-time and new vogue. Live band, lucky door, lucky spots and raffle. Entry $10 (includes supper). Ph: 0408 077 979 or 4957 7431.

IONA West Men's Shed met from 9am to 1pm at 7 Brooks St, West Mackay. Phone: 0432983181. All men welcome.

JOY FLIGHTS. Mackay Tiger Moth Museum conducts joy flights at its hangar at Casey Ave. Saturdays and Sundays. Phone 49985677 a/h 0427165796.

2019 RACQ CQ Rescue Talent Search Competition, 1pm, MECC, Cnr Alfred St & Macalister St.

BACK To Habana Meeting, 2pm, 1091 Mackay Habana Rd, Habana.

SURF Girl High Tea & Cent Sale Fundraiser, 2.30pm, Mackay Surf Lifesaving Supporters Club Inc- Function Centre, East Point Dr.

CHELONA State School presents "Cocktails in the Country", 4pm, 13 Chelona School Access Rd. Bookings, www.trybooking.com/BDFEP.

CAKE Auction - Yr 12 Fundraiser, 6pm, Carlisle Adventist Christian College, 17 Holts Rd.

Sunday, August 25

AA MEETING, 10am, St Mary's parish centre, Morley St - Ph 1300 222 222, and 7pm at the Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Phone Brian 4957 4610.

INDOOR bowls at the Senior Citizens' Centre, 58 Macalister St from 1.30pm.

CAR Boot Sale and Free Community Breakfast, 7.30am, Flourish Mackay, Milton St,

PORT of Mackay's 80th Anniversary Maritime Carnival, 10am, Mackay Harbour.

25 years of Recognition Luncheon, noon, Harrup Park, 89 Juliet St, South Mackay. RSVP Marion, 0417225522.

Monday, August 26

AA MEETING, 7pm, Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Phone Brian 4957 4610.

SILVERSMITHING is held from 6.30-9pm at the Mackay Gem and Craft Society, 3 Leisure Street, Mackay. Phone 49428541.

FITTER for Life, fun and exercise for mature people. Catering for all mobility abilities, it is held 1.30 - 2.30pm. Mackay Gymnastics. Ph 49420032

MACKAY 50 and Better Group plays cards from 12.30- 3.30pm, Bluecare Hall, cnr Evan and Kennedy Sts. Phone Dell 4957 3938.

IONA West Men's Shed meets 1-4pm, 7 Brooks Street, West Mackay. Phone: 0432983181.

ORANGE Sky Laundry & Shower Service at Sarina Neighbourhood carpark, 9am - 11.30am.

SARINA Arts & Crafts - open at Field of Dreams Parkland, 9am-5pm.

Tuesday, August 27

COPING with drug abuse? Families and friends of drug users can find help through Nar-ANON, a self-help support group.Meetings Tuesdays at 7pm at Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Ph: 0419572885.

AA MEETING, 7pm, Shakespeare Child and Family Centre, 43 Shakespeare St. Ph 1300 222 222.

IONA West Men's Shed meet from 9am-4pm -7 Brooks St, West Mackay. Phone: 0432 983 181.

OLDER Women's Network meets from 9.30am-noon at Iona Hall, Brooks St, West Mackay. Email helenlstanton@bigpond.com or phone 0400 424 649.

MUMS and Bubs at the Hub, every Tuesday, Magpies Sporting Club Mackay at 9am.

BOOMERANG Bags from 9am to 12.30 pm at Shop 3 The Dome.

Cuppa at The Park, 10am, Apex Park Sarina.

'SIGN It Out' Sarina Community Choir, 6pm, at St Michael's Hall Range Road Sarina.



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