WOULD you like to be more confident? Effective verbal communication will help you. Toastmasters helps its members by providing a supportive and structured learning environment in which to practice communication and presentation skills as well as leadership skills. Website: http://redlands.toastmastersclubs.org or call Denise on 3286 5471
Run with a group
BAYSIDE Runners and Walkers' next 5km time trial is on Saturday, August 25. Come and join (for free) a large and growing group that meets every Saturday at 6am in the car park, corner Colburn and Masters avenues, Victoria Point (near the Air Sea Rescue). The groupencourages and supports runners and walkers of all ages or level of fitness. The Saturday session is a 40-50 minute run/walk along the waterfront. You can go as fast or slow as you like, beginners will be supported by an experienced runner. Afterwards we meet at the local bakery (the Oven King, Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point) for coffee and a chat. Midweek runs are organised weekly to cater for those entering upcoming events, including walks, 3km, 5km, 10km up to the 42.2km marathon events. So if you're looking for a running buddy, log onto www.baysiderunners.com or phone Mick on 0411 371 352 or Corina on 0415 249 131 for more information.
Redlands Healing Rooms
GOD is love. At the Redlands Healing Rooms we have a "love anointing" that we pray over people. It is powerful to see how God touches people through His love and through our hands. Do you need a touch of God's love? We are open every Friday from 3pm to 5pm at 1 Jones Road, Birkdale (behind Birkdale Baptist Church). Contact Di on 3207 2889 or Jos on 0423 179 142 or Greg on 0418 726 004.
Mater Pharmacy Baby Clinic
Mater Pharmacy Redland has a Mater midwife available every Monday from 9am to noon. Services available include weighing and measurement of your baby, advice on sleeping difficulties, lactation, breast feeding and weaning, answering any questions you may have on the general health of your child. Whether you are seeking information about managing your health after giving birth, safe medications while breastfeeding, or hiring equipment such as breast pumps, this is a free service and everyone is welcome.
Mater Pharmacy Redland is at 16 Weippin Street, Cleveland. Phone 3163 7411.
Check your blood pressure
HIGH blood pressure is sometimes called the 'silent killer'. Often showing no warning signs or symptoms, high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. People of any age can be unaware they have elevated blood pressure. Come in to Mater Pharmacy Redland and a pharmacist will take your blood pressure and help you understand what your numbers mean. We can discuss factors affecting your blood pressure and ways to lower your risk. This is a free service. Mater Pharmacy Redland is open seven days opposite Mater Private Hospital Redland at 16 Weippin Street, Cleveland; phone 3163 7411.
Dance for Life for women
ARE you in your 40s to 60s plus and would like some regular exercise that's also great fun regardless of your shape, size or ability? The Jazz with Pizazz and Magical Tap programs will give you a guaranteed stress busting, confidence building and interesting workout. We also run Taste for Life, a sustainable weight loss and healthy eating support group (free for our regulars) and much, much more. Sessions are held at Redlands Memorial Hall in Smith Street, Cleveland on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and cost $10 for a one-hour session. Phone Steph Meggitt for further information on 3206 7201 or visit www.herestolife.org.au.
Fitness classes for all ages
NEW one hour dance and fitness clases are on offer on Mondays from 9.15am for teens to babyboomers at the Redlands RSL, Cleveland. The cost is $12. There are classes in weights, Fit Stix, zumba, tap, modern/ballet, Spanish dance and lots, lots more. For details, phone Wendy on 3286 9644 or 0466 576 013.
REDLANDS Christian Spritual Centre will hold a Meditation Spirtual Awareness group meeting on Thursday, August 2 from 10am-noon. Come and enjoy the wonderful experience of peace and relaxation that meditation brings, expecially in our beautiful spiritual church. No booking necessary. Just come to 305 Old Cleveland Road East, between Daveson Road and Arcadia Street, Capalaba by 10am. The cost of $15 goes to the building fund. Phone Ann Rose on 0417 609 090 for enquiries. Redlands Christian Spiritual Centre holds a service every Sunday at 7pm, except the first Sunday of the month, which is at 10am.
Mingle with Singles
MINGLERS is a group of mature mixed singles 50 years and over that meets at a venue in Wellington Point on Fridays from 7pm for social drinks and mingling. For more information, phone Carolyn Mc on 3822 6037, Archie on 0424 089 797 or Annette on 3206 7222.