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Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 26, 2015
'Adobe Lightroom for Beginners'
With Tutor John Butler from 9am to 11am in the Leisure Centre. (Starting date to be advised.) 

Adobe Lightroom is a program used by the majority of professional photographers for cataloguing and processing their images. This course covers the importing, organising your photos into collections, editing your photos, designing a Photo Book, making a slide show and video of your images and the printing of your photos.

Thursday Computer Classes at Tranquil Waters


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 25, 2015

Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862 and considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the story follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.

Today Tranquil Theatregoers are taking the journey from "injustice to justice, from night to day, from appetite to conscience, from corruption to life" as they cheer, laugh and weep at the musical phenomenon Les Misérables at the Lyric Theatre QPAC. A musical experience a lifetime!

Les Miserables


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 24, 2015
Bloomfield Street, Cleveland 1950s.
With 100s of phone lines for when we had 4 digit phone numbers!

Bloomfield Street, Cleveland 1950s

Photo courtesy of Redland Libraries


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 23, 2015
Redlands Photo & Film Competition

Capture the Redlands and win! Indigiscapes popular annual photographic competition is now open with great cash prizes on offer....and a new short film category.

Photography categories include:
  • Wildlife in Redlands parks and reserves
  • Wildlife in your suburbs
  • Native plants
  • Junior - 14 years and younger
Short films must be 1-3 minutes long and themed "Recycle more, waste less!"

So get snapping and filming... entries close on Thursday 26 November 2015.

For all the details visit


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 22, 2015
Councillor Lance Hewlett, Councillor Division 4, Redlands Council has issued a petition to gain Victoria Point residents support for a Police Beat/Station to be established at Victoria Point.
As a major centre in the Southern Redlands, Victoria Point is experiencing exponential growth in residential and other development and hence crimes such as drug offences, violence, stealing, break and enters etc. are increasing and are expected to increase even more. The need for local Police presence is very real.

Lance Hewlett's petition is held on the main counter at the Community Centre. I would urge residents to sign it or go to the E-Petition before 30 November:

Cr Lance Hewlett will provide further information for you if you require it. This is a good initiative, please support the proposal.

Parliament Police Beat Petition


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 21, 2015
In recent years two Artist Workshops have been conducted at the Village by Pir Tareen, a Brisbane-based artist. The first was on landscape painting, the second on portrait painting
At the time of the second workshop, some of those attending expressed interest in a Still Life Workshop.
As in the past, it would be held on a Saturday morning, almost certainly in the first quarter of next year.
It is difficult to know at this time the cost but it would almost certainly be no more than $10, probably less.
If you are interested in attending, please register your interest by 30th November.    By Bob S

Pir Tareen Artist Workshop at Tranquil Waters


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 20, 2015
What a beautiful day for our final coach trip for the year. Forty one residents and friends left the village at 8.30am heading north to Donnybrook. Our very knowledgeable driver, Paul, gave us lots of information about different spots of interest as we passed them as well as several of his famous jokes.

We arrived at 'Noela's Garden' on time for morning tea and, what a morning tea it was. Noela get up at 3.30am to prepare and cook the delicious cakes and slices we enjoyed. After morning tea, Noela's husband, John, took us on a tour of the gardens which is a ten acre gardeners delight, a beautiful venue for weddings and special functions. We then went on to Bribie Island and, after an interesting drive around the island; we arrived at the Bowling Club for lunch. After our lovely morning tea every-one wondered how we could manage lunch but, we did. Leaving the Bowling Club we arrived back at the village about 4pm. Connie won the lucky door prize.

Thank you Pamela for organising such a lovely day. Everyone is looking forward to the trips you have planned for 2016. by Barb S

Noela's Garden Coach Trip


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 19, 2015
Residents, do you enjoy singing Christmas Carols?
If so, please consider joining us on the Carol Singing walks around the village on the days before Christmas.
We will be practising on Thursdays from 5pm so please join us or let me know of your interest.
You do not have to do the whole programme, just sing in your street (or some-one else's)!
Look forward to seeing you. by Keith B

Tranquil Trobadours


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 18, 2015
IPad Basics - Using your Apple iPad with Tutor, John Butler.
(Starting date to be advised.)
The Course will be for 5 weeks, on Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon in the Leisure Centre.
A flexible, hands on course which introduces new APPLE iPad users to what it is, what it does, and what you can do with it. Participants need to bring their APPLE iPad to the class.

Wednesday Computer Class at Tranquil Waters


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 17, 2015
I would like to thank all residents for their well wishes and kind thoughts over the last few days.
It has been a pleasure working at Tranquil Waters for the last 10 and a half years. I will miss you all.
I am starting a new venture on the Gold Coast, opening a swimwear & clothing retail shop in Tugun.
Please drop in & say hello if you are visiting my part of the coast. 
I would love to see you. by Heike

Ocean Aura


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 16, 2015
The ladies of the Uniting Church are again making Christmas Plum Puddings.
Hurry, Pat M is taking orders until the end of today!
There is an order form on the notice board in the centre where you can list your order.
The puddings come in three sizes; large ($30), medium ($15) and small ($7).
Please contact Pat M or list your name on the order form if you want a Christmas plum pudding.

Uniting Church Christmas Puddings


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 15, 2015
This year the Fair was an outstanding success, reaching the magical figure of $5000, something always hoped would happen! It was a great day, lovely weather, bringing so many people together for this event which raises funds for the not-for-profit Leukaemia Foundation.

This has also been the last Fair Pamela M will convene. Pamela has called the last Leukaemia Fair her swan-song. She and her band of volunteers have done a marvellous job over the many years, raising an amazing $25,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. 
"Congratulations to all and a special "Well done Pamela", you can now go along and enjoy the Fair like the rest of us."  John McG

"It probably seems like a 'long time ago' by this, but it’s never too late to say THANK YOU. I am referring to our many Leukaemia Fairs which were organised and supervised by our Pamela M with great results. 

If a ship doesn’t have a rudder, it bounces aimlessly on the tide. Pamela has been our Rudder and, on behalf of the village residents, we want you to know how much your efforts were/are appreciated." Betty R

Leukaemia Fair at Tranquil Waters Leukaemia Fair at Tranquil Waters


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 14, 2015
October was a very busy month with many varied activities including the annual Leukaemia Fair.

It is very exciting news that this year, volunteers raised funds to the tune of $5000, and since then have been notified that the Leukaemia Foundation will erect a plaque in their accommodation building, acknowledging Tranquil Waters as a donor of some $25,000 over the years.

Indeed a big tribute, especially to Pamela M and all the volunteers. Thank you 
to all those who have helped in any way to make the Leukaemia Fairs at Tranquil Waters the success they have been. Those who have donated, sewed, cooked, collected for the white elephant stall, barbecued, helped in the kitchen, thank you!

Leukeamia Fair at Tranquil Waters Leukeamia Fair at Tranquil Waters


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 10, 2015
Preparing for Melbourne Cup Celebrations last Tuesday in the Leisure Centre!

Melbourne Cup Celebration in the Leisure Centre Melbourne Cup Celebration in the Leisure Centre

PICKING A WINNER! With many, many sweeps in which to take part
for the Melbourne Cup, the Leisure Centre was the place to be!

Melbourne Cup Celebration in the Leisure Centre Melbourne Cup Celebration in the Leisure Centre

The Buffet Lunch was a real winner.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Tranquil Waters Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Tranquil Waters

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Tranquil Waters Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Tranquil Waters

Fine Fillies presented well for Fashion on the Field!

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Tranquil Waters Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Tranquil Waters

With a tribute to Bart.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Tranquil Waters Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Tranquil Waters

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Tranquil Waters A wonderful day
was had by all!


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on November 9, 2015
Happy 90th Birthday Esme

During October we celebrated Esme's 90th Birthday with a 'Surprise Party' in the Leisure Centre - with a full house! After a bit of a mishap of an accidental phone call, it was a real surprise when Esme saw the number of her friends who had gathered to greet her. With nearly seventy guests attending, Esme’s thank-you speech in itself was a feat. Margaret C and her helpers did a wonderful job organising and decorating the tables. The food supplied by guests was beautifully presented and delicious.

To sum up: it was a beaut night, Esme thoroughly enjoyed herself. Thanks to all. And to all residents who are about to celebrate their birthday in November, we hope you have a great day with your family and friends, happy birthday!

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