Reddy Roundup: Updates from the Community

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Written By Julia Lewis

Welcome to Reddy Roundup, your go-to source for the latest events, news, and community updates on the Redcliffe Peninsular. From creative workshops and urgent community appeals to engaging exhibitions and fun-filled trivia nights, we cover everything happening in our local suburbs.

Stay informed and get involved with our vibrant local community through our regular updates and feature stories. Whether you’re looking to participate in local events, lend a helping hand, or simply stay connected with your neighbours, Reddy Roundup has something for everyone. Explore our latest updates and join us in celebrating the dynamic spirit of our community.

Community Stories From August 2024

These stories appeared in the August 2024 issue of the Redcliffe Guide.

Life-saving Addition: Defibrillator Now Located in Redcliffe Jetty Precinct

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City of Moreton Bay has installed nine Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in selected parks to enhance community safety and to increase the survival chances for individuals experiencing cardiac arrest. Each defibrillator has been strategically installed at a location with consideration to the surrounding demographics’ age, health considerations, and distance to a hospital. These AEDs provide clear visual and voice instructions to guide users through the resuscitation process until professional help arrives. This initiative is part of a pilot program that may expand to more parks with high visitation rates. Be sure to keep an eye out for this life-saving device! One AED is now available at the Redcliffe Jetty. 

Discover Your Roots During Family History Month – Pop-Up Genealogy

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Celebrate Family History Month this August by delving into your ancestry with free genealogy help sessions at selected Moreton Bay libraries. Hosted by Family History volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, these special pop-up sessions utilise library genealogy resources to assist participants at all levels of research. Whether you’re a beginner starting your family tree or an experienced genealogist seeking specialised support, knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to guide you. No bookings are required for these free sessions.  

The sessions will take place at various dates and times across different venues, including at Redcliffe Library on Monday, August 5, 19, and 26 from 9am to 12pm. 

For more information, contact Redcliffe Library at 3883 5745 or email the Redcliffe Library.

Dive into Discovery: Moreton Minds for National Science Week 

Moreton Minds for National Science Week

Celebrate National Science Week with a focus on species survival by joining Moreton Minds at Redcliffe Library on Thursday, 15 August from 6pm to 8pm. Three dedicated UniSC scientists will share their passion and groundbreaking research aimed at saving various species. This event will highlight the importance of healthy people and a healthy planet, showcasing research conducted in Moreton Bay and beyond. 

Dr Clare Stawski, senior lecturer in terrestrial vertebrate ecology at UniSC, will discuss how animals cope with environmental challenges such as adverse weather and food shortages, drawing from her research across Australia, Poland, Austria and Norway. Dr Libby Swanepoel, senior lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at UniSC, will highlight the role of seaweed in restoring marine ecosystems and ensuring human food and nutrition security. Dr Trong Tran, senior lecturer in organic chemistry at UniSC, will explore the potential benefits of propolis, a substance in beeswax, and its various bioactive properties, including anticancer and wound healing capabilities. 

This free event is designed for adults and requires bookings.  

For more information and to secure your spot, contact Redcliffe Library at 3883 5745 or email the Redcliffe Library.

Bx Networking: Business Networking Reimagined in Redcliffe 

Unlock the power of word-of-mouth marketing and gain quality referrals for your business at Bx Networking Redcliffe. This innovative business networking event offers a fun, social, dynamic, and productive environment designed to foster business growth through referrals and opportunities. The event, to be held at Sunny’s Margate Beach, includes an à la carte breakfast and barista-made coffee, providing a relaxed atmosphere to build strong working relationships with other professionals.  

The event takes place on Wednesday, 7 August and Wednesday, 21 August at 8am.  

Tickets are $45. To book, visit EventBrite and search ‘Bx Networking: Business Networking Reimagined in Redcliffe’. 

Residents Urged to Update Pet Details 

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City of Moreton Bay is calling on cat and dog owners to update their pet information before animal registration renewal notices are issued in late August.  

Mayor Peter Flannery said it was important to keep pet details current, noting that the city has over 84,000 registered cats and dogs. Registered and microchipped pets with up-to-date information have a much better chance of being quickly reunited with their owners if they go missing. 

With Moreton Bay’s growing population, there are many new pet owners in the area. New residents should remember that all dogs and cats must be registered within 14 days of moving into the city or by 12 weeks of age. Discounts apply for desexed animals and concessions are available for eligible pet owners, such as pensioners. 

Community Stories From July 2024

These stories appeared in the July 2024 issue of the Redcliffe Guide.

Discover the Joy of Crafting and Giving Back with the Red Cross Chicks

Create beautiful handmade items and help raise funds for local community projects with the Red Cross Chicks. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a beginner, everyone is welcome. This dedicated group of Red Cross volunteers have updated their hours, now meeting every Friday from 9am to 12pm at The Red Cross Hall, 9 Portwood Street, Redcliffe. Come share your creativity, make new friends, and support great causes.

For more information, contact Colleen on 0419 755 743 or email alco3026@gmail.com.

Keep Warm and Spread the Love: Winter Donation Drive

The cooler weather is just around the corner and The Breakfast Club Redcliffe needs your help to make this winter a little warmer for those in need. They are looking for donations of winter clothing, especially men’s or unisex items, as well as warm socks, blankets, gloves, sleeping bags and everything in between. Every single donation makes a world of difference. If you can help, or know someone who can, donations can be dropped off at the Clontarf Community Hall, 34 Cornelius St, Clontarf, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm. You can also drop items off at The Gold Coin OP SHOP at 142 Sutton St, Redcliffe, which will accept donations on behalf of The Breakfast Club Redcliffe. Let’s come together and keep our community warm this winter!

Trivia Tuesdays at The Komo

Ready to test your brainpower and have a blast? Join other brainiacs every Tuesday for Trivia on Level 1 of The Komo. Trivia participants can savour delicious $15 Parmys on the night. It’s FREE to play and perfect for all ages. Registrations kick off at 6:30pm, so make sure to book your spot.

For bookings, call 3284 2245. For more information visit the website here.

Buzz into Sustainability: Beeswax Wraps Workshop

Ready to get crafty and eco-friendly? Learn how to make your own beeswax wraps with a citrus twist! You’ll have the chance to whip up a 20cm snack-size wrap and a 30cm wrap, perfect for those larger bowls. This workshop is designed for adults and is absolutely free! Spaces are limited, so bookings are required. Don’t miss out on this buzzworthy event. The workshop is on Friday, 26 July from 9am to 9.45am at Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe and at other venues on different dates and times.

Book here

Create a Constellation-Themed Chatterbox

Step back in time and introduce your kids to the magic of chatterboxes with Redcliffe Museum’s drop-in activity, where you can create your very own constellation-themed chatterbox. Invented in 1928 and a playground favourite since the 1950s, chatterboxes are pyramid-like structures made from folded paper with flaps that reveal hidden messages, words or pictures. Design your own, or colour in pre-made earth, sun and star templates. This papercraft activity will spark conversations, laughter and storytelling, making it a fun way for kids and older folks to connect. No need to bring anything – this drop-in activity includes all the materials you need. The activity is available during opening hours (Wednesday to Friday, 10am-4pm, and weekends, 10am-3pm) at the Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe.

For more information, visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Galleries-Museums/Events/RM/Create-A-Chatterbox

Mini Chefs Unite: Tiny Dampers Workshop

Fancy whipping up your own butter and baking your own bread? Come along to the Tiny Dampers Workshop to make your own miniature damper. You’ll also get to shake up cream to make delicious, creamy butter and enjoy a delicious treat made by you! This free workshop is perfect for kids aged 8-11 and is facilitated by the friendly staff at the library. Please note that this workshop involves contact with flour and cream and is not suitable for those with gluten or dairy allergies. The workshop will be held at Redcliffe Library on Thursday, 4 July from 9am to 10am. Bookings required.

To register visit the website here.

Community Stories From June 2024

These stories appeared in the June 2024 issue of the Redcliffe Guide.

Baby Rhyme Time – Redcliffe Library

Looking for an educational activity to share with your little one? Join other like-minded parents for Baby Rhyme Time at Redcliffe Library, where you and your baby can bond and learn together in a warm and welcoming environment.

The sessions engage in rhymes and finger plays, which are carefully curated to enhance your child’s communication skills and lay the foundation for early literacy.

Best of all, Baby Rhyme Time is free and no bookings are required! Simply drop in and enjoy the fun. Sessions are held on multiple days throughout June at Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe.

For more information, contact Redcliffe Library on 3883 5745, email redcliffe.library@moretonbay.qld.gov.au or go to www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/l…

Report All Koala Sightings

In the past few years, Moreton Bay Koala Rescue have reported an increase in dog attacks and koalas who have been struck by cars. They are urging members of the community to report all sightings of koalas. Injured koalas will be collected and receive immediate transport to registered wildlife hospitals. Spot a koala? Report it!

Call 0401 080 333 or visit moretonbaykoalarescue.org for more information.

Dance Classes At Woody Point With Learn 2 Dance The Bay

Ready to step into the world of ballroom and Latin dancing? Experience the thrill of movement in a lively and sociable atmosphere where everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Whether you’re taking your first steps on the dance floor or looking to refine your technique, these classes are tailored to accommodate dancers of all abilities.

Classes are held at Woody Point Memorial Hall, Cnr Hornibrook Esplanade and Oxley Avenue, Woody Point.

For more information including bookings and class times, email learn2dancethebay@gmail.com or call 0405 541 404.

You can also visit their website at www.learn2dancethebay.com.au to stay updated with upcoming events.

Make Music Month This June

Get ready to turn up the volume and immerse yourself in the rhythm of Make Music Month! Throughout June, galleries, museums and libraries are transforming into vibrant hubs of musical celebration. Whether you’re a music lover or a budding musician, there’s something for everyone to enjoy as local musicians make music the heartbeat of Moreton Bay.

Music will range from rock to reggae, and classical to contemporary – so there really will be something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly fun or nostalgic classics, Make Music Month promises an unforgettable musical experience for all ages.

For the full lineup of musicians and event details, visit Council’s website.

Pooches In The Park At Woody Point

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Attention all dog lovers! Don’t miss the dog-friendly extravaganza at Apex Park in Woody Point on Sunday, 16 June.

Enjoy a morning of fun with your furry friends, complete with pet-themed market stalls, delicious treats, live music and a variety of activities for you to enjoy. Remember pet etiquette for a pawsome time! The free event is presented by City of Moreton Bay and runs from 8am to 12pm.

Calling All Green Thumbs For A Terrarium Workshop

Transform your empty coffee jar into a miniature garden masterpiece. During this hour-long workshop of creativity, you will be guided through the process of crafting and maintaining your very own terrarium.

This beginner-friendly workshop is designed for adults and requires no prior experience. Best of all, participation is completely free, however, bookings are essential to secure your spot. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unleash your inner gardener and create a stunning terrarium to adorn your home or office. Participants are required to bring their own clean, empty coffee jar. The workshop is on Thursday, 6 June from 10am to 11am at the Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe.

For more information, contact Redcliffe Library on 3883 5745, email redcliffe.library@moretonbay.qld.gov.au or go to www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/libraries/Events

Is there something happening in the 4020 community you’d like to share? What are you talking about on social media, at the local café, or the school gate? Email Julia to be included in the next Reddy Round Up: jodiem@theguides.com.au