Catch musician Andrew Copland performing live at the March markets. Photo credit: Andrew Copland Music
Easter Book Sale
Looking for that elusive final book in your favourite detective series? Hoping to find an out-of-print classic? Or just want an easy read for the beach? You never know what you might find at the CIRS book sale.
Locals already know what treasures can be found for a dollar or two on the outside trolleys and the shelves inside our office. We have so many donated books that people often mistake us for the Library next door.
This year we will be selling books from our stall at Rainbow Beach Markets from 7am to midday on Easter Saturday (April 11). So bring a backpack and stock up for the holidays.
All proceeds go to CIRS programs and maintaining the Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall.
We always welcome donations of books. If you have been thinking about clearing your shelves to make room for your new hardcovers, now is the time to drop your old books into our CIRS office.
You’ll find us in the Rainbow Beach Community Centre from 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Weekend drop-offs can be organised by prior appointment.
If you would like to be a volunteer bookseller on the Easter market day book stall (or any day in our office) please call us on 5486 3355 or email email@example.com.
Our monthly markets just get bigger and better! Every month we have new stallholders coming from far and wide.
From 7am to midday on the second Saturday each month, you can find market stalls inside the Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall and outside on the green space in the middle of town.
Browse for fabulous clothing, handmade jewellery, authentic leatherwork, semi-precious gems, hats and accessories. Feast on delicious cakes and pastries with coffee. Grab a sausage sizzle and cold drink.
Pick up farm fresh fruit and veges, sourdough bread, stuffed olives and smoked mushrooms. You’ll also find natural health products and treatments.
Plus we have live music. This month we will have Andrew Copland creating that laid-back village vibe that people love about Rainbow Beach.
Rainbow Beach Markets are organised by Community Information and Resource Service Association Inc (CIRS) and run by volunteers. To book a market stall, please call 0457 908 805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds go to CIRS programs and maintaining the Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall. Like to join us? To volunteer, call 54867 3355, email email@example.com or drop into our office and meet the crew.
Red Cross Evacuation Centre Training Day
Did you realise that Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall is the designated evacuation centre for the Cooloola Coast? This means that, in the event of natural disaster, the hall will become the temporary shelter for residents and visitors who have had to evacuate their homes, holiday units or campsites.
Understanding what volunteer roles might be needed and how they work together is important to know before an event. Gympie Regional Council and Red Cross Australia are running an Evacuation Centre Training Day on Friday 5 May in the hall.
Cooloola Coast residents are invited to attend to find out what roles they could be asked to do in an evacuation centre situation. We never know what is around the corner or when a natural disaster is going to happen, but we can be aware of what we need to do when it does.
Lunch and training materials will be provided. Registration is essential – see article on page 6 of this issue for details. If you need assistance to register, please call in and ask our CIRS office volunteers.
Fiona Hawthorne, Secretary