Event 171019: Twilight Ghost and History Tour – Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th October

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Come along for a twilight ghost and history adventure, and be taken on a guided group tour to Roma’s most alleged haunted locations, discover the ghostly tales of Roma’s yesteryear and learn why these legends still survive today. You will be led by one of Roma’s most knowledgeable and expert historians and folklorists who will

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Event 170827: Seniors Week Celebrations

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Seniors Week will be held 19 – 27 August this year. Below are the save the dates for Roma’s free events this year (flyers to be distributed end of July).   Sunday 20 August Lions Opening BBQ 12 noon, Lions Park   Monday 21 August Morning Tea and Movie 9.30am Morning tea at Roma Cultural

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Event 170729: Musician’s Oasis Visit to Roma

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Musicians Oasis will be visiting Westland’s Plaza Roma July 27-28-29. Lots of great specials, strings, books and instruments. We look forward to seeing you, if you need anything please contact us: Phone: 0741 624 523 Website: Musician’s Oasis Facebook page: Musician’s Oasis  You can also view our latest catalogue on our Website or Facebook page.

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Accelerate Small Business Program

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Accelerate Small Business Grants Program  Providing targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations, to engage high-level expertise in their business for an extended period.  Matching funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage business mentors, coaches, or an advisory board, for between 6–12 months. The funding

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Rotary Australia – Compassionate Grants (RACG)

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Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG)  RAWCS are delighted to announce that Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith has generously donated $1 million dollars for Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) projects throughout Australia. Administered by the RABS committee through the Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG) program, this matched funding is designed to benefit a huge range of

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Event 171021: Australia’s Longest Single Line Dance – 21st October

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FREE REGISTRATIONS THROUGH EVENTBRITE – Here’s your chance to be part of “Australia’s Longest single line dance” official record 2017! No obvious dance experience required! All ages welcome! Registrations essential! This record will be adjudicated by The Australian Book of Records (TABOR). Australia’s Longest Single Line Dance 2017 will be held on Saturday 21 of

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Event 171014: 2017 Maranoa Business Awards

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Facebook Event:  2017 Maranoa Business Awards

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Event 170729: Reflections of a Lovely Lady, Seasons Of A Women – Women’s Conference – Friday 28th & Saturday 29th July

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Reflections of a Lovely Lady-Registration Form   Women of Worth, Church of Christ Roma are inviting you to a Ladies Dessert Night and a Pamper Afternoon. Ladies Dessert Night Friday 28th July 2017 Registrations 6.30pm Start 7pm – Late Ladies Pamper Afternoon Saturday 29th July 2017 2pm – 4.30pm Registration $20 Both Sessions included Registraton

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Event 170916: Dachshund Day – 16th September

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Australian Championships Running of the Weiners A fun, free, family day where you can witness the boundless energy displayed by fascinating Dachshund dogs as they race and compete to be named Grand Champion at Roma’s Running of the Wieners 2017. This year we are hosting the Australian Championships. The Dachshunds will compete for fattest, longest,

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Event 170826: St Johns Race Day – Saturday 26th August

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Facepainting, sandpits, jumping castles and refreshing beverages for the big people at the St Johns School annual raceday. The Catholic school community has a long tradition of happy afternoons on the punt and a keen interest in horseflesh.  Local businesses who support the small roma school turn up in force to socialise and enjoy the

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Event 170823: Celebrating 150 years of Local Government in Roma – 21st to 23rd August

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Celebrating 150 Years of Local Government in Roma Maranoa Regional Council is holding a program of celebrations during August 2017 in commemoration of the first local government election for the Roma district, held on 9 August 1867, with the first meeting held on 10 August 1867 following the declaration of poll. Council is keen to

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Event 170818: Peter Pan – The British Musical -August 11th to 18th

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For More Information: Website: Roma Performing Arts Facebook: Roma Performing Arts    

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Maranoa Regional Council – Winter Blanket Drive

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BLANKETS AVAILABLE TO KEEP WARM THIS WINTER FROM NEXT WEEK With winter now here, Council is coordinating a winter blanket drive for those in our communities who may need some extra help this winter to stay warm. If in need, there will be free blankets available from next week at any of Council’s Customer Service

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The Young Athletes’ Travel Subsidy

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The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy The travel subsidy aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events.  Subsidies are provided retrospectively under a tiered funding model, with applicants eligible once every 2 calendar years at each tier

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Event 171021: Denim & Diamonds Grande Country Ball – Saturday 21st October

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Don’t miss the incredible “Denim & Diamonds Grande Country Ball” on the Saturday night of Australia’s Grande Country Carnivale 2017. Enter on a fabulous red carpet with golden bollards… Then enjoy an unforgettable night, featuring Wild Diamonds fun casino, ‘Western Belle’s’ Saloon girls, Mechanical bull, Colourful bush characters, Comedy Cowboy, The Red Velvettes, DJ Johnny

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Event 170523: Ian Potter Cultural Trust – closing 23rd May

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Ian Potter Cultural Trust – Round 2 The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $7,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.  The Trust primarily provides support for structured professional development and networking opportunities usually overseas such as: Residencies or study tours which have a clear skills

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Event 170729: Footy and Fillies Family Race Day – Saturday 29th July

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The third annual Footy & Fillies is back and 2017 looks set to be bigger and better than ever. This year, the Roma State College P&C have teamed up with the Carnarvon Cubs Junior Rugby League Club and the Maranoa Netball Association for a special day of racing with one shared goal – raising vital

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Farm Management Grants

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Farm Management Grants – Succession Planning Rebates Access to rebates up to $2,500 are available to help tackle family business and succession planning costs. Professional advice in relation to succession planning, or a family member wanting to acquire an interest in the family business, can apply for a rebate of up to 50% of fees

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Origin Community Sponsorship Program

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Origin Community Sponsorship Program Application Offers organisations and groups the opportunity to access financial assistance and in-kind contributions to support events and programs that benefit the community. Origin’s Community Sponsorship Program aims to add value to community activities that make a positive contribution to one or more of the following areas: –          Skills, education and

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Event 170812: Maranoa Food and Fire Festival- Saturday 12th August 2017

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Maranoa Food & Fire Festival 2017 is gearing up to be the biggest and best yet! This year’s festival will host a fantastic line up of entertainment, international cuisine, markets, a fire show spectacular and much more. Saturday, 12 August 2017 3pm – 9pm Big Rig, 2 Riggers Road, Roma Free entry Bring a chair or picnic blanket to

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Act for Kids

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Act for Kids intensive Family Support program is a free service that helps families under pressure. We can assist with many issues which some are: Addressing issues such as domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse. Developing stronger life skills such as setting routines, budgets and managing the household Parenting support and strategies to build

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Event 171022: Grande Country Carnival

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  Bringing the best of country and carnivale together! Get ready for the all new exciting Grande Country Carnivale in October – a festival of country at its finest in a spectacular vibrant carnivale setting, filled with incredible colour, culture and non-stop entertainment. Don’t miss: •Australia’s ‘Longest single line dance’ official record attempt •Spectacular parades

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Event 170731: Ann Leahy’s July Funding Update

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Ann Leahy’s July 2017 Funding Update   Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Gambling Community Benefit Fund Round 94 opens in mid-July and will close at midnight on Thursday 31st August 2017. Grants up to the value of $35,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community groups. Please review the guidelines for the complete list of eligible

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Nia Dance Group

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Nia Dance 110 Currey St Roma Mon 6-7pm $10 casual $24 for 3 sessions. First session free No experience necessary Ph. Kim on 0400 797 765

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Event 171130: Maranoa Regional Council – Flexible Financial Hardship Support

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Flexible Financial Hardship Support funding of up to $500 per household is available for drought affected community members.  Residents are encouraged to apply by submitting the form and providing supporting documentation as required. Note: a copy of a rates notice is required to confirm residency in the Maranoa local government region. (Until funding allocation exhausted or

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Event 170831: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update – August 2017

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Ann Leahy’s August 2017 Funding Update   Get in the Game – Get Playing Places and Spaces – Round 6 Applications must be submitted by 11th August 2017.  The program aims to assist incorporated, not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with the development of places and spaces which will encourage involvement in sport and recreation activities. 

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Event 171225: Queen’s Baton Relay – Nominations

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  THE QUEEN’S BATON RELAY IS COMING TO THE MARANOA – NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR BATON BEARERS The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to the Maranoa and you can be a part of its journey to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games! During its time in Queensland, the Queen’s Baton will visit

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Roma Historical Precincts Inc.

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“The Roma Historical Precincts Inc. (RHPI) is currently managed by the executive committee which advises the members on progress on a regular basis. We aim to be a formally recognised cultural precinct and share visionary objectives, to present excellence in cultural heritage, while delivering educational, community and cultural benefit. To achieve this, we manage and

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Precious Memories Handmade by Megan

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A variety of handmade items such as bibs, burp cloth, pram liners, strap and buckle covers, nappy covers, christening bibs, baby and toddler shorts and skirts, seatbelt covers, drawstring bags, nappy stackers, taggie blankie, nursery sets and more…. Facebook Page:  Precious Memories Handmade by Megan  

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Made in the Maranoa

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Below are links to Facebook Pages and Websites for businesses producing hand made items and supplying local services for special occasions. Facebook Pages: Dabble Handmade Collective Ellies Range Funktional Designs by Jo  Hope Photography Inesta Rose – Handmade Katarina Silvester Photography Katrina Ayers Photography One Word Inspirations Mara’s Sweet Treats Noelene Welk Photography Outback Cyrstalcove

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Platinum Youth – Life Christian Church – Roma

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Platinum Youth Grades 7 to 12 Thursday 6.30 pm to 8 pm For more information: Email: thepastor@lccr.com.au Website: Life Christian Church Roma Facebook: Life Christian Church Roma

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Warehouse of Wow – Wedding and Event Specialists – Roma

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Warehouse of Wow  – Wedding and Event specialists, let us bring the Wow factor to your next event! Launching April 2017 but available now for enquiries. We offer a variety of services, including but not limited to: – Event and wedding planning – Event and Wedding styling, including corporate and private functions, engagements and baby  showers

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TASC February 2017 Newsletter

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TASC February 2017 Newsletter

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Roma District Motor Cycle Club

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For more information, please see the links below: Facebook: Roma District Motorcylce Club Website: Roma District Motorcycle Club

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Commerce Roma – Young Chamber Committee

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Are you 16-25 years old and looking for an opportunity to broaden your horizons? Join the Young Chamber Committee today! What is the aim of the Young Chamber Committee? Increased understanding and representation from the younger generation on economic development Enhanced understanding of local economic issues and demands Improved industry and community participation, engagement and awareness

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Leos Club – Roma Lions

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Who: Ages 12 – 18 What: Leo Clubs are a youth organisation of Lions Clubs International. The word “Leo” stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. When: In Roma we meet on the last Sunday of the month and have a sausage sizzle every once a month in front of Home Timber and Hardware, as well as become

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Recycle in Roma

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Open Thursdays 4pm-6pm At back of Vital Health 20 Quintin St $2 per drop Paper /Cardboard Plastics w Triangle Tin / Aluminium/Glass Facebook Page: Recycle in Roma

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Contessa House – Respite House – Wellways HealthCall

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR QUALITY RESPITE? Contessa House 7-9 Taylor Street, Roma, 4455 T: 07 4622 4982 5 Bedroom Respite House with Vegetable and Rose Garden Emergency, Occasional and Regular Respite Care One on One and Shared Care Support Options Wellways HealthCall offer the following services: –          Centre based respite –          In home respite –         

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FoodAssist Dalby – now visiting Roma every Friday – PCYC carpark

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FoodAssist Dalby is now visiting Roma every Friday 9-10.30 at the PCYC Car park George Street West. We have $30 hampers that will contain lots of goodies, please order by messaging FoodAssist Dalby or call 46622967. This is open to everyone so you don’t need a concession or health care card. We also have EFTPOS

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PCYC – Hire of Creche Room

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43-45 George Street Roma, Queensland (07) 4622 8446 Facebook: PCYC Roma

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Nuriyn Wellness Centre

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The Nuriyn Wellness Centre is attached to the Roma Hospital and offers a range of services such as;  Alcohol and other drugs (health promotion)  Diabetes Educator  Social Worker  Palliative Care  Continence Nurse  Breast Care Nurse  Oral Health  Cardiac Nurse  Speech Pathology (adult)  Physiotherapy (paediatric, balance

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Roma & District Family History Society Inc. – 17 McDowall Street

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Mission The Society’s aim is to collect, preserve, record and promote documents and other items of use to local and non-local persons researching their family histories, with an emphasis on Roma and district. The district includes the whole of the Maranoa area, especially if those areas don not have their own local or family history

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Robot Lawyers

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  Robot Lawyers is a free service for people pleading guilty to minor traffic or criminal charges and who cannot afford a lawyer or access legal services at court. Robot Lawyers acts as a client’s virtual assistant and assists them in telling their story clearly, in a stressful court setting. During the development of Robot

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Flight Information from Maranoa Travel

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Great News! Starting this Saturday, Qantas has upgraded our aircraft servicing Roma! This means the recent aircraft weight issues we have been experiencing should be alleviated (depending on the heat) and what is even better, we can now accommodate more passengers on our special resident fare! We now have extra resident fares departing Roma this

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The Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program

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The Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program   Pathfinders is a not for profit organisation funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to provide free birth certificates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged between 0 and 21.   About 1/3 of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children born in

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Bakearoma – Bakery and Coffee Lounge

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Address: 73-77 McDowall Street, Roma Phone: (07) 46224399 Website: Bakearoma – Bakery & Coffee Lounge Facebook: Bakearoma Bakearoma provides a large range of goods and services designed for both parents and their children such as:  Host children’s birthday party including cake and party food  Excellent kids’ corner menu for both breakfast and lunch

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Maranoa Netball Association – Junior Netball Season

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In 2017 Maranoa Netball Association will be running a Junior Netball season on Saturdays. If you have any questions after reading the information on the photos below  please contact mnajuniors@outlook.com. Facebook:  Maranoa Netball Association

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Roma and District Soccer Association

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About: Roma & District Junior Soccer is dedicated to the enjoyment of soccer in Roma. We are a recreational sports club, enjoying our passion of soccer. Vital Info: Ages: 3-5 years (Squirts),   6-17 years (Junior) Day: Saturdays Time: 1-2 pm Ages: 18 years & over (Seniors) Day: Thursdays Time: 6.30 pm Held during school terms

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Swimming Lessons – Roma Swimming Pool

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We teach from the womb to the tomb. Teaching all ages abilities and disabilities, all levels of fitness. Swimming lessons aren’t all about making it to the Olympics, it’s about saving lives, adding another protective barrier against drowning.  

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RUBY program at PCYC

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Rise Up Be Yourself (RUBY)  For more information contact PCYC Roma. 43-45 George Street Roma, Queensland, QLD 4455 (07) 4622 8446   Facebook Page: PCYC Roma Youtube: Ruby (Rise Up, be Yourself)

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Heart Live – at Roma Cinema – Sundays

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Join us every Sunday evening at 6 pm for a dynamic, digital church service.  Brought to you on the big screen at Roma Cinema.  – 37 Hawthorne Street More information: Facebook: Heart Live at Cinema Roma Facebook: Heart Church – Roma Website: Heart Church – INC. Roma or Phone Pastors Mark and Heidi Westbrook on

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Cinema Roma – Movies Times

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To see the current movies showing at the cinema and to purchase tickets on line please visit   Cinema Roma and  click on individual session times. Facebook: Cinema Roma Address: 37 Hawthorne Street Phone: (07) 4622 5666 Email: sistaroma@gmail.com We are proud to announce we are the very first QLD cinema to partner with Choovie and

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Roma Community Garden

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The Roma Community Garden is placed on top of Hospital Hill: 89 Bowen Street, Roma.  Access off Cottell Street between McDowall Street and Bowen Street Garden Dates: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5.15pm at the Community Garden. Working Bee/Morning Smoko: Every 1st Sunday of the month. For more information: Email: romacommunitygarden@gmail.com Phone: SWHHS

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Koala Joeys Family Program at Roma Library – Thursdays – Anglicare

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For more information please contact: Tracey Biehn, BSW, SW Dip. Family Care Coordinator Children and Parenting Program – Roma Anglicare Southern Queensland   Email: tbiehn@anglicaresq.org.au Phone: (07) 4620 4000 Mobile: 0447 878 827 Fax: (07) 4622 6478 Web: Anglicare Southern Queensland  

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Foundations Care – Foster and Kinship Agency

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Foundations Care is a  Foster and Kinship Care Agency, supporting foster and kinship carers and assisting them to care for the children in their care. We provide a monthly home visit and frequent other contact as needed throughout the rest of the month. We also have a 24 hour support line available to carer’s and

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Roma Community Men’s Shed – 52 Soutter Street

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  The Roma Community Men’s Shed provides an informal location where men of all ages and from all backgrounds in the community may spend time engaged in manual crafts such as woodworking, metal work, restoration of old furniture or other activities that the shed can support.  The shed is a place for men to be

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Maranoa Volunteers

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Volunteers are central to the success of the Maranoa Community For more information contact your Local Development Officer on 1300 007 662 or click on the link below. My Maranoa – Getting Involved

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AusApp Pathways – Apprenticeship and Traineeship App

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AusAppPathways Explore apprenticeship and traineeship careers AusAppPathways is a free app that will help students and jobseekers explore the many careers that can begin through an apprenticeship or traineeship pathway. For more information, please click the link below: Ausapp

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“Six on Sunday” Golf at Roma Golf Club

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If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday, OR would like to meet new people, OR find an activity that anyone at any age can participate, AND have fun and increase your activity levels – then this could be for you… so please read on. What we (Roma Golf Club) are proposing

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The Salvation Army – Roma – Welfare Assistance

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Welfare assistance days are Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am to 12noon. All clients are required to bring with them their Centrelink income statements.    

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Become a Leader Online

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Become a Leader Online is here! The Become a Leader face-to-face program has reached over 190 people across 13 locations. Now we’re online so every person with disability can become a leader and take control! It is a four topic e-learning course that will take you through becoming a leader in your own life and

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Qld Department of Education and Training

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Please find below links to various training information through Qld Department of Education and Training For further information please contact Mitch Greig Senior Field Officer Darling Downs South West Region / Training & Skills Department of Education and Training P: 1800 210 210  | M:  0476824011  | E: mitchell.greig@dete.qld.gov.au | Ground level | Department of

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Roma Presbyterian Church – Sunday School

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Roma Presbyterian Church hold Sunday School during the 9 am service. For more information please contact Elizabeth Lethbridge 074622 2923   Website:  Roma Presbyterian Church

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Maranoa Basketball Association

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For more information: Facebook Group:  Maranoa Basketball Association Facebook Page:  Maranoa Basketball Association

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The Salvation Army -Sunday School

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  The Salvation Army Sunday School is held at 9.30 am during the service.   Please contact Corps Leaders Colin and Heather Alley for more information   Church Office:  07 4622 4029 Mobile:  0487 174 662 Captain Brian Ault (R) Mobile: 0432 823 220 Captain Marilyn Ault (R)

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Roma Uniting/Lutheran Church – Sunday School

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The Roma Uniting/Lutheran Church Sunday School is held every 4th Sunday during the 9.30 am Service   For more information, please contact Lyn Kajewski – 0417 009 836 Website:  Roma Uniting Church Facebook:  Uniting/Lutheran Church  (This is a group you will need to ask to join)

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The Salvation Army – Girls Timbrel and Singing Group

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Please contact The Salvation Army for more information. Location: The Salvation Army, 89-91 Arthur Street, Roma Church Office:  07 4622 4029 Mobile:  0487 174 662 Captain Brian Ault (R) Mobile: 0432 823 220 Captain Marilyn Ault (R)

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Roma Historical Motor Club Inc.

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  Our main aim, as a club, is to support each other during the restoration process and enjoy each others company at various club activities. Many of our member’s vehicles have vehicles registered under the Special Interest Vehicle Scheme and these are all approved events for this type of registration and it  is only available

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Expressions of Interest – Consumer Council

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Invitations for individuals to be part of the Consumer and Community Advisory Networks for the WQPHN To register please complete this form Consumer and Community Engagement Registration Form and email to info@wqphn.com.au WESTERN QUEENSLAND Primary Care Collaborative Ltd (WQ PCC Ltd) 93 Arthur St (PO Box 507) Roma Qld 4455    P.  07 4573 1900  M.

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Maranoa Regional Council – Grants News

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The following grants are  currently available which may be relevant to groups around the Maranoa:   –          Small Grants for Rural Communities –          Whole Kids, Small Seeds –          Saluting our Service –          CommBank Cricket Club –          QDEP –          Holden Home Grown Advantage –          Show Society Grant –          Veteran and Community Grants –          Coles Nurture Fund

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Youth Connect Group – Roma Church of Christ – Sunday Night

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About: Youth Connect is a youth group run by the Roma Church of Christ Vital Info: Ages: Grade 7 to Grade 12 Day:  Sundays (during school terms) Location: Roma Church of Christ, 119 Currey Street Contact:  David Jones 0428 979 222 Email:  admin@romachurchofchrist.org.au   Weblink:  Roma Church of Christ Facebook:  Roma Church of Christ    

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Event 170927: Get Started Sport and Recreation Vouchers for Children

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The next round (Round 10) of the Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) Get Started Vouchers program is due to open on 12 July 2017. What is Get Started Vouchers? Under the Get Started Vouchers program, vouchers of up to $150 are available to eligible children and young people, which can help pay for the cost of sport

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Event 170812: South West Drag Racing Association – Drags at Ironbark Raceway – 12th August

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For information on this association please join the Facebook Group below. Facebook Group: Ironbark Raceway, Roma

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NDIS – My Learning Passport

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My Learning Passport is designed to support people with intellectual or learning disability to get ready for the NDIS. It is based on the successful face to face Plan ahead workshops, delivered around Queensland in 2015, for QDN’s Ready to go project, an NDIS Participant Readiness activity funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. The series

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Vital Health – Vital Paediatrics

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    Vital Paediatrics – A program for young people aged 0-18 years. Vital Paediatrics takes a holistic approach to development by connecting  Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. Contact:  Harriet Benham (Program Leader) Roma Office Phone:  (07) 4622 4322 Fax:  (07) 4622 4275 Email:   reception@vitalhealthqld.com.au Address:  20 Quintin Street PO Box 903 ROMA QLD 4455

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Grow – Community Based Mental Health Support – Wednesdays at CWA Hall – 1pm

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For more information on Grow please contact: Saikim Wan A/Senior Social Worker Social Work Community & Allied Health | Roma Hospital South West Hospital and Health Service | Queensland Government Phone:  07 4624 2593 Mobile: 0429 481 97 Email: saikim.wan@health.qld.gov.au   Grow Australia Story GROW Brochure Page 1 GROW Brochure Page 2 Website: Queensland Health Website:  Grow

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Madmac Toy Vault

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  Madmac Toy Vault sells Toys for Little Tots to Big Shots! Selling toys and gifts for all ages, we’re happy to help with all your queries. Right from newborns to teenagers we can cater for your audience. We sell clothing (including swimwear) for young babies right up to eight and nine year old children,

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New Maranoa Regional Council Website – My Maranoa

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  Council is currently launching a new, one-stop-shop website – My Maranoa – the site is live for feedback, with content being added gradually.

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Be Healthy and Safe Maranoa – Maranoa Regional Council

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  Want to find a fun way to get active? Want to learn more about food and cooking for a healthier lifestyle? Are you simply looking for a way to get healthy but don’t know where to start? Council’s Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa initiative exists to motivate and support residents of the Maranoa to

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Murilla Community Centre – No Interest Loan Scheme – NILS

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Miles NILS is a wonderful program servicing Miles & the surrounding area that provides INTEREST FREE loans for individuals or families on low income. NILS is a community-based program that enables people to access fair, safe and equitable credit for the purchase of goods and services. We can do face to face interviews or phone

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Volunteers needed – The Salvation Army

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1. Volunteers needed  for  Family store ( Clothing store) – opened Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm. 2. Volunteer,  who is accounts savvy, needed to help out with the church accounting system.   Approximately 2 to 3 hours per week (after initial period of time getting acquainted with the system). Church Office:  07 4622 4029 Mobile: 

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Maranoa Stay & Play

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Facebook Group:  Maranoa Stay & Play   

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Support for Young Carers

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The Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre (CRCDDSWQ) is funded by the Australian Government to support unpaid Young Carers who are still in the education system.   We are seeking to register more Young Carers. Should a person believe they may be eligible they are able to self refer and call CCRC in business hours to register

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Special Electoral Enrolment Options – Silent Elector

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Special enrolment options available to electors who may be experiencing domestic violence. Electors can apply to register as a silent elector if they believe having their address on the electoral roll would put them or their family’s safety at risk. If you are granted silent elector status only your name is shown on the publicly

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Youth Support Worker – Lifeline

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Youth Support Worker available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.30 am  to 4.30 pm.  For more information please click the link below: Youth Support Worker

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Roma Community Narcotics Anonymous Support Group – Monday and Friday evenings

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Are you wanting, or trying to quit using drugs?  Needing help?  Needing support?   We are offering support and mentoring for members of our community, and surrounding areas that are in all stages of illicit drug use. We can also support and help you with other problem’s, stress’s and worries that maybe effecting your life,

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The Tasting Co

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The Tasting Co (TTC) has a wide range of food items that can be delivered to you morning, noon or night. From breakfast rolls to cocktail canapés and gourmet sandwiches, we use only the freshest and quality ingredients all prepared daily on premise at TTC. Our catering menu has something for everyone! Vegetarians will be delighted

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UFO Crafters

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UFO Crafters meet every Tuesday night from 7pm at Studio 6 at the Roma Community Arts Centre.

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Roma Patchwork and Crafters Inc.

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Roma Patchwork and Crafters Inc. meet every Tuesday from 9am and Tuesday nights from 7 pm at the Roma Community Arts Centre For more information please call 0427225403.  

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Women’s Basketball at PCYC – Tuesday nights

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Please contact PCYC for more information on this. 43-45 George Street Roma, Queensland (07) 4622 8446 Facebook: PCYC Roma          

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Roma Neighbourhood Watch

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Neighbourhood Watch is a community based crime prevention program which aims to reduce crime and to build a safe, secure and more confident community. Neighbourhood Watch will assist in educating the community on ways to improve their level of personal and household security, encourage individuals to mark their property for ease of identification if stolen

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Blue Care – Home Care Packages

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Currently Blue Care Maranoa holds Home Care Package Lv 2 and these packages are delivered to clients who have a current Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) Approval and they require a low level of care to remain in their communities. These services are delivered to clients under the new Consumer Directed Care (CDC) model which

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Jacque Leigh – Events & Catering Specialists – Cake Decorating

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  Jacque Leigh™ Event Specialists ABN: 47 336 639 314 P.O Box 813, Roma, Qld PH: 07 4626 1713  M: 0408 463 976 E: jacque.leigh@hotmail.com W: Jacque Leigh        

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Storytelling Sessions at the Library

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Storytelling Sessions Storytelling sessions for toddlers are held at select libraries throughout the Maranoa, with a different theme each week Mitchell Library 9.30am on the first Tuesday of each month Roma Library 9.30am on the fourth Thursday of each month

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Apprenticeship Support Australia

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  Introducing an all new apprenticeship support experience across Australia. Long Description Apprenticeship Support Australia is contracted by the Australian Government to provide skills development advice and solutions to businesses across Australia as part of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN).We combine the 60 years collective experience of Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre in NSW, VECCI

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District Crime Prevention Coordinator (DCPC)/Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator

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  Rochelle Gillett is the District Crime Prevention Coordinator (DCPC) This is a co-ordinating role for crime prevention and recruiting strategies within the Roma Patrol Group. The function of the DCPC is to educate the community with strategies to reduce them from being a victim of crime, for example the ‘Lock it or Lose it’

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The White Bull Tavern – Function Room – 43 Station Street

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  Our spacious function room seats up to 100 people and is the perfect space to suit any occasion. Ph:  (07) 4622 1133 Facebook:  The White Bull Tavern

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The White Bull Tavern – Cantina43 – 43 Station Street

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  $10 lunch specials 7 days a week KIDS eat for $10 EVERYDAY which includes a FREE Ice Cream and Soft Drink Every Monday you can enjoy any two of our sensational pizzas or pastas for only $30 $10 Pizzas available every Saturday night 6pm-8pm   Cantina43 has a wonderful family atmosphere. Call (07) 4622

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Clearview Rise Estate

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Clearview Rise Looking to upgrade to a brand new home?  Check out the brand new housing options at Clearview Rise If you’re considering a fresh start with your family in to a brand new home, Clearview Rise proudly presents the opportunity to build your dream home. Ideally located on Roma’s highest point, with unspoilt views

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ACE Apprenticeships Centre

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  What we do:  ACE Apprenticeships Centre operates in Qld under a contract from the Australian Government to provide information & advice regarding apprentices & trainees.  ACE will conduct the sign up, complete the training contract, register the apprenticeship with the Qld government, notify the Registered Training Organisation & administer the Federal Government employer incentives

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Art and Ceramic Classes

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Art and Ceramic classes for children at studio3 Community Art Centre (behind the Library) – 38 to 44 Hawthorne Street Saturdays 9.30am to 12.30pm Classes are with a qualified teacher For more information please phone 0407 119 982 Roma Hobby Ceramics Roma (Personal Facebook Account) Roma Hobby Ceramics Roma (Facebook Page)  

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Maranoa Playgroup – Fridays 9.30 am

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Maranoa Playgroup is an informal playgroup on Fridays at 9.30am at various venues. These are posted each Thursday in the Maranoa Playgroup Facebook Group.  Please request to join this group for for more information. Link is below. Maranoa Playgroup  (Facebook Group) Please note that this group is not currently affiliated with Playgroup Qld and therefore

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EJB’s Music Tuition – Piano and Music Theory Tuition

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    For more information and to contact, please click on the link below: Facebook Page: EJB”s Music Tuition      

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Creche at PCYC

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CRECHE OPEN Tuesdays and Thursdays! 9AM to 12PM! No cost for PCYC members Parents and children must be PCYC members Drop your children off and hit the gym (must hold a PCYC membership)  

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St Vincent de Paul Shop

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 Opening times: Monday to Friday: 9am to 3.30pm Saturday:  9am to 11am Closed: Public Holidays Closed: Over Xmas for two to three weeks Items we have in the shop are Women’s, men’s, children’s and babies clothes Shoes, Books Furniture Home-ware Cut up Rags   We take donations of all clean and reusable clothes, shoes, crockery,

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Red Cross Shop – 78 Wyndham Street

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Opening Hours: Monday 9am – 1.30pm Tuesday 10.30am – 1.30pm Wednesday 10.30am – 2.30pm Thursday  11am – 2pm Friday 8am –  1.30pm Our shop carries all family clothing, kitchen ware, linen and a small range of fancy dress costumes, books and children’s toys and games. All donations are gratefully received and if shop is not open,

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Twinkle Toes – Baby Hand and Feet Sculptures

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For more information – please join this group on Facebook Facebook Group: Twinkle Toes    

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Next Step Program

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    Next Step After Care services provide young people between the ages of 15 and 21 who have been in foster care or other out of home care arrangements with support to build independent lives. Next Step After Care works towards developing the young person’s family and community relationships, educational opportunities, job-ready skills, independent

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St Vincent de Paul – Housing Program

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CRISES AND EMERGENCY SERVICES Service: St Vincent de Paul – Specialist Homelessness Service Crisis Accommodation – Cornerstone Program To assist clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access housing. The Cornerstone program can provide information and support to access appropriate services. Cornerstone provides a service which cares for people through self-development and

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TASC

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TASC National Limited (TASC) is a not-for- profit organisation providing free advice and information for people who require legal, advocacy or social services assistance. The Roma Community Legal Service provides initial consultation, advice and referrals in generalist legal matters, with a focus on Civil and Family Law, in addition to providing Legal and Advocacy support

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Swimming Lessons for Learners with Disabilities

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Classes available  for learners with disabilities. Each class costs $15. That is one child in each class with one teacher. The day and time can be organised to suit the family. For further information please text Stacey on 0408847255 or call in person at the pool.  

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Country Callback Service

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Country Callback Service 1800 54 33 54  is a free 24/7 service offering emotional support, information and referral to rural Queensland.    It is up and running and has already been fielding many calls across Queensland.   The service is being offered and delivered by Uniting Care Community in Queensland and builds upon our highly respected

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Maranoa Regional Council – Watering Schedule

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Winter watering schedule now in place   With the cold weather now upon us, Council’s winter watering schedule is now in place across the region. The following watering schedule now applies to all potable (drinking) water users in towns across the Maranoa (with the exception of Surat). Odd numbered properties may water at any time

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Walkways and Trails

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Walkways and Trails – download the My Maranoa App for a list and maps of the safe and accessible walkways and trails.

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Tai Chi

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Tai Chi – Fridays, 2pm at the Roma Senior Citizens Hall ( Gold coin donation)

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Heart Foundation Walking Groups

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Heart Foundation Walking is also looking to start up new walking groups within the Maranoa. Walks can be at any time, date, or location that suits you and your walking partners. Walks are designed to suit walkers of all abilities, and can even include dog walking groups. If you already have a walking group you

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QRAA

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            QRAA services include:   Drought and Drought Recovery Concessional Loans are available for primary producers. Concessional loans available to Primary Producers for a range of on-farm activities and business expansion. Grant funds to small business, charities/not-for-profit and primary producers when regions are disaster declared under the National Disaster Guidelines.

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Kings Motor Inn Steakhouse – 77 Quintin Street

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                    Kings Steakhouse is open for dinner and drinks Monday to Saturday nights, excluding public holidays We have: Kids menu, Highchairs Booster seats   Address: 77 Quintin Street, Roma. Phone: 07 4622 2566   Facebook:  Kings Steakhouse Roma

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Regulated Parking

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REGULATED PARKING’S AMENDED AMNESTY PREPARES CBD SHOPPERS Residents will have over a month to prepare for the three hourly regulated parking, with the amnesty period having now been extended until 30 June 2015. Resulting from initial feedback regarding the location of the regulated parking signs, the amnesty extension will allow any overhanging branches and/or objects

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Anglicare Southern Queensland – Training for young people

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Are you between 15-25years old. No longer at school , not receiving Government benefits and looking to study and find work. Anglicare might have the thing for you . Free tafe courses starting now across a range of social services. Call us today 4620 4000 or email Toni tsmith@anglicaresq.org.au   Website:  Anglicare Southern Queensland Facebook:

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Anglicare Southern Queensland

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  Children & Parenting Programs – Facilitated by a team of Social Workers.  This service has been designed to provide early intervention support for families with children from ages 0 – 12. The service provides In-Home Support and runs groups for parents, children and families.  We also support the local area to enhance the sense

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Lifeline: Financial Counselling

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A financial resilience worker visits Roma every 6 weeks Ph: 1300 991 443 Website:  Lifeline Australia Facebook:  Lifeline    

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PCYC – MAKS Maranoa Active Kids Soft Play

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Our MAKS (Maranoa Active Kids Softplay) room is back in action. Everyone Monday & Friday 9AM to 12PM.    

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Carers Queensland

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  144 McDowall Street Roma QLD 4455 PO Box 1001 Roma QLD 4455 NILS – No Interest Loan Service to carers who are registered with Carers Qld  Better Start Program – provides funding for early intervention services for children with disabilities. For more information please click link below: Better Start Brochure Contact: Helen Murphy  (Team Leader) Email: hmurphy@carersqld.asn.au

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Abundance Studios – Piano, Voice and Music Theory Instruction

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Private music instruction in piano, voice and music theory by Loretta Waldron.   Please contact Abundance Studios for more information including cost. M: 0410 627 464 |  loretta@abundancestudios.com.au PO Box 1227 Roma  Queensland 4455 Facebook Page:  Abundance Studios Website: Abundance Studios  

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Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Qld Ltd & Mercy Community Services – Family and Child Connect

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    Every family needs a little help now & then. When friends and family are unavailable, it can be hard to know who to call for support. That’s where Family and Child Connect can help. Funded by the Queensland Government, Family and Child Connect is a brand new community-based service designed specifically to listen

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Roma Community Arts Centre

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  The Roma Community Arts Centre is situated beside the Roma Library – 38 to 44 Hawthorne Street Map:  Roma Library (State Library of Queensland)

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Braking the Cycle – A Community Based Learner Driver Program

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      Braking the Cycle is a community based program that partners volunteer mentors with learner drivers. The Mentor acts as a supervisor, enabling the learner to complete the 100 mandatory log book hours required to achieve their licence. By not having access to a vehicle or person to assist with the logged hours,

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PCYC Roma – Regular Activities

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    PCYC – Located at The Roma- Bungil  Recreational Centre – Cnr George  and Quinton Streets PCYC works in partnership with the Queensland Police Service, all levels of Government, Businesses, Young People and the Community to provide appropriate, affordable and accessible programs and activities for young people, families and adults. PCYC offers a wide

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South West QLD Home Assist Secure

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Home maintenance assistance for anyone on a pension. Webpage:   Churches of Christ Care – Home Care Services Contact the Warwick office for services in Roma Address: 52 King Street Warwick Phone: 4661 7088  

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El Dorado Farm Visits –

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El Dorado Farm Visits – Beginning 18th March Brief Tour Outline -bookings must be into Roma Information Centre by Tuesday afternoon. -bus leaves approx 9.15am on Wednesday -bus will travel to see large area of grass trees -return to El Dorado and view surrounding areas and learn about land use in area -travel to homestead

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Queensland Community Care Network

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Queensland Community Care Network Inc. is a Queensland based not for profit organisation, we run a number of programs all focused on combating social isolation with the aged community. Our main program is the Community Visitors Scheme, where we manage a volunteer program of people visiting elderly people who live in residential care. We are

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Disc Golf

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Disc  Golf  is a recreational sport for everyone regardless of sex, age or ability. The game is similar to normal golf but instead of using a club, a disc is thrown from the teeing area to the target. Discs can be purchase from Roma Visitors Information Centre $10 each. Please click on the link below

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Event 161031: Miniature Train at Big Rig

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Roma Miniature Express Train times until 31October 2016:- Tuesday 9am – 1pm Thursday 9am – 1pm Saturday 9am – 1pm Sunday 9am – 1pm Private party bookings are welcome please contact Roma Visitor Centre 07 46228676  

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Horizon Housing

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Horizon Housing Horizon Housing is Queensland’s largest non-profit affordable housing provider, with an extensive portfolio across Queensland and Northern New South Wales, including affordable housing under the National Rental Affordability Scheme, social housing managed in tandem with the Queensland State Government and various other subsidised ownership initiatives. There are a number of short and long

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Roma and District Cricket Association

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Roma & District Cricket Association – Facebook Group This is a group, you will have to ask to join.

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Mara’s Sweet Treats

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  Mara’s Sweet Treats Self taught cake decorator. Cakes for all occasions. We also bake cupcakes, biscuits, slices, cheesecakes and we also do request baking. Phone: 0438 354 622 Address: 65 Charles Street (right next door to Mitre 10 across from fire station) Facebook Page: Mara’s Sweet Treats

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Maranoa Regional Council – Community Support Service

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  Maranoa Regional Council’s Community Support Service provides individual and community support by linking people to services, acting as an information resource, coordinating community education courses and developing community projects. We provide: Information and support about what services are available in Roma and surrounding communities Support and referral Information and education opportunities on relevant issues

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Care Outreach Ltd

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Care Outreach is an Interdenominational Christian Support Service providing emotional and physical support for rural families.    

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Katarina Silvester Photography

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  Facebook Page: Katarina Silvester Photography

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CatholicCare Social Services

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  E-mail:                  jboulter@CatholicCare.services Telephone:         1300 477 433 Website:             Catholic Care Services   Domestic and family violence service Offices Roma, St George, Cunnamulla and Charleville Clients can self-refer or other community service providers can refer Office hours:  Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm      

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CatholicCare Social Services – Partners in Recovery

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  CatholicCare – Partners In Recovery (PIR) E-mail:             ksmith@catholiccare.services Telephone:         1300 477 433 Website:               Catholic Care Services   PIR offers support to those who live with a severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs.  We cover the Maranoa Region – Roma, Injune, Mitchell,

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Roma Explorers Inn – 44778 Warrego Highway

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        Weddings, Parties and Functions Weddings are a specialty of Roma Explorers Inn and our wedding coordinators‬ will ensure that your special day is one to remember..! For further information into our wedding packages please contact us on admin@romaexplorersinn.com.au ·         Outback Bar overlooking the pool and luscious lawn and gardens ·         State-of-the-art

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Golden West Apprenticeships

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Golden West Apprenticeships is a government recognised group training organisation that has been operating across the Darling Downs and southern and western Queensland for 26 years. We employ apprentices and trainees across most industries and ‘host’ them with our broad network of businesses and employers. Golden West Apprenticeships provides a complete and hassle free service

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Roma Explorers Inn – 44778 Warrego Highway

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  Relaxed fine dining restaurant boasting a seasonal menu complete with Children’s meals. Courtesy Bus Children’s Play Room   Tel:  07 4620 1400 Fax:  07 4620 1488 Website:  Roma Explorers Inn Facebook Page: Roma Explorers Inn

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Other Health and Medical

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ATAPS Child Mental Health Service Hands On Therapy Remedial Massage  (Facebook Page) Red Gate Bowen & Breastfeeding Clinic  (Facebook Page) and Red Gate Bowen & Breastfeeding Clinic (Website) Restore Natural Health Vital Health – 20 Quintin Street -07 4622 4322 Yellow Pages Listings for: Chiropractor Podiatry Therapy  

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Optomertrists

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Chas Sankey Fraser Optometrists – Westlans Plaza – Wyndham Street – 07 46 22 3000 Outback Optical Optometrists – 104 McDowall Street – 07 4622 8188  

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Online Help and Support

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 Phone Apps: Conversations for Life Daisy A4 poster (Free app connecting women to a wide range of Domestic Violence Services)   Websites: Aftercare – Lived Experience Forum Australian Breastfeeding Association Baby Proofing and Kids Safety – A Complete Guide – Expertise Conversations for Life Hands On As We Grow Health Direct Kids Helpline Legal Aid

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Fitness

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Here are the links to various websites and Facebook pages for fitness activities.  There are other posts on the website which can be found by typing in the name of the particular activity. Be Healthy Maranoa Roma Parkrun (Website) and  Roma Parkrun (Facebook) PCYC Snap Fitness (Facebook) Wot’s on GYMnastics  

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Doctors

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Maranoa Medical Centre – 27 Quintin Street – 07 46 222 266 Roma Clinic – 79 Arthur Street – 07 46 222 077 United Medical Centre – 58 Charles Street – 07 46 221 812 – Email umcroma@gmail.com  Open 8.30 to 5.30 pm Weekdays and 8.30 to 12.30 Saturdays

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Dentists

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Dental Clinic Qld Health at Roma Hospital (eligibility criteria applies)  07 46 24 2716 Roma Dental Centre – 58 Charles Street – 07 4622 1655 Roma Family Dental Pty Ltd – 07 4622 4022 School Dental Service – 0429 471 690

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Chemists

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Health Plus Chemists – 84 McDowall Street –  07 4622 2211 United Discount Chemists – Shop 8 Westlans Plaza – 07 4622 2270

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Hospital

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  Roma Hospital -197 – 234 McDowall Street – 07 4624 2700  Roma Hospital Auxillary

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TAFE Queensland South West

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  TAFE Queensland South West – Roma

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Schools

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Roma State College Roma State College P & C Association (Facebook Page) St John’s Catholic School Roma St John’s School Moonlight Fair (Facebook Page)  

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Daycare and Kindergarten

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Bounce/Downs Street Freckles Creative Learning  (Facebook Page) Bumblebee Place (Facebook Page) # C & K Maranoa Kindergarten CCM: Cherub Childminding and Daycare Scheme (Facebook Page) Chrystal’s Cheerful Private Day Care (Facebook Page)# Freckles Creative Learning Centre (Website) Kara’s Family Daycare*  See Flyer below Goodstart Early Learning Centre  Good Vibes Child Minding Service at PCYC Little

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Tracy’s Invitations

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I have been creating Invitations/Wedding Stationery for a number of years now – ranging from Children’s to Adult’s Birthdays, Weddings and absolutely everything in between, printed only designs to handmade embellished with lace, ribbon, bows, diamantes etc.I can work to your requirements or you can let me come up with something new. This allows you

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The Big Rig

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    If you are interested in using The Big Rig Oil Patch as a venue for a wedding, Baptism, Dedication Ceremony or any other private ceremony, please contact us – details below.  Address: 2 Riggers Road Email: bigrigroma@outlook.com  Phone: 07 4622 2325 Website: The Big Rig – Roma Facebook: The Big Rig  

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Pets/Animals

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Facebook Groups: (You will need to ask to join) Horse and gear, floats, agistment – Roma and surround Lost And Found Pets in Roma Roma Dog Obedience Roma/Surrounding Area Pets 4 Sale Giveaway   Facebook Pages: Boobook Lost Pet Co-ordinator – Maranoa Region Maranoa Animal Rescue Maranoa Veterinary Surgery Roma Veterinary Clinic   Websites: Boobook

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Other Websites

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Carnarvon Gorge Givit Maranoa Community Conversations National Rural Women’s Coalition Roma’s Easter in the Country  

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Other Facebook Pages

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Commerce Roma Creative Connections Roma Maranoa Community Conversations Maranoa’s Mums and Bubs Roma on Bungil Gallery Roma’s Easter in the Country Roma Show Roma Shop Invest Local  

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Other Facebook Groups

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(You will need to ask to join) Maranoa Community Conversations Maranoa Discussion Group Maranoa Memories Roma Community Discussion Roma Lost & Found Roma Mums Roma Nicknames Roma Open Discussion Page Roma’s Question Page See Pets/Animals Post for Lost and Found Pets Facebook Group Link  

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Information – Roma and Maranoa

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Websites: Maranoa Regional Council Maranoa Regional Council Community Directory My Maranoa Visit Maranoa When in Roma Wikipedia   Facebook Pages: Maranoa Plus More My Maranoa Roma & Maranoa Positions Vacant Roma For Families Roma Tourism Association Western Star Facebook Groups: (You will need to ask to join) 4ZR Roma Jobs in Roma Qld Roma and

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Facebook Groups – Buy/Sell/Swap/Giveaway

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(You will need to ask to join) Maranoa Area Buy, Swap and Sell Maranoa Online Market Roma and District Sell Swap N Buy Roma and Surrounds Freebie Items and Swap Group Roma and Surrounds Furniture for Sale Roma Baby and Kids Gear Buy Swap, and Sell Roma Cars Wheels Parts Sale, Swap Roma Garage Sale

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Clubs and Groups

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This is a list of Facebook links to clubs and groups that don’t have a separate post under the Activities section. (Where Facebook Groups are indicated, you will need to ask to join) Harmony Singing Group (Facebook Page) Lions Club of Roma, Qld (Facebook Page) Maranoa Archers  (Facebook Group) Maranoa Artists  (Facebook Page) Maranoa Charity

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Chaplaincy, Churches and Church Information Brochure

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(Where Facebook groups are indicated, you will need to ask to join) Heart Church – INC. Roma (Website) and Heart Church (Facebook Page) Life Christian Church  (Website) and Life Christian Church (Facebook Page) Maranoa School Chaplaincy (Facebook Page) Roma Christian Community  (Facebook Group) Roma Church of Christ (Website) and Roma Church of Christ (Facebook Page)

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Katrina Ayers Photography

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Facebook Page:  Katrina Ayers Photography Website: Katrina Ayers Photography  

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Bootcamp for Mums – PEPT Training Roma

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Please click on link below for more information   PEPT Training for Mums

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Samantha Allwood Photography

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Maternity and Newborn Photographer Website: Samantha Allwood Photography Facebook Page: Samantha Allwood Photography

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Creating Smiles – Party Supplies

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Facebook Page: Creating Smiles 

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DancewEST03

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Dance wEST03 provides dance classes for children (4yrs+) and adult students in the genres of ballet, jazz, street jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and acrodance. Our school offers excellent and diverse dance education with qualified and experienced dance teachers from the Australian Teachers of Dance syllabus (ATOD).  Through Dance wEST03’s affiliation with ATOD we

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Big Rig Cafe – 2 Riggers Road

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    Chicken Nuggets for Children Babycinos Baby Change Facilities in Men’s  and Ladies toilets (wheelchair access in both toilets) Breastfeeding Mums welcome Open 8.30 am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9 am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday   Email: bigrigroma@outlook.com  Phone: 07 4622 2325 Website: The Big Rig – Roma Facebook: The Big

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Make a difference – train to become a PACT Child Witness Support Volunteer

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PACT Volunteer Applicaiton Information PACT advertisement September 2014 Information on PACT is below and more information is available on the website link above. With 30 years’ experience . . . Protect All Children Today Inc (PACT) has unique expertise in supporting child and young person victims and witnesses throughout Queensland in the Criminal Justice System

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Protect All Children Today Inc. (PACT) – Child Witness Support and Advocacy

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Website:  PACT – Protecting all Children Today from abuse, assault and neglect Facebook Page:  Protect All Children Today Inc (PACT) With 30 years’ experience . . . Protect All Children Today Inc (PACT) has unique expertise in supporting child and young person victims and witnesses throughout Queensland in the Criminal Justice System and is the

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Art Gallery and Walk of Art – in Roma Library Building – 38 to 44 Hawthorne Street

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Map:  Roma Library (State Library of Queensland)

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Apex Roma – Jumping Castle

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We have the walle jumping castle and charge $250 a hire. The castle is in a trailer with a round 7 pin plug and you will need help to load the castle back into the trailer as it is quite heavy.We have two blowers to pump the castle up and the castle has a basket

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Hope Photograhpy

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          Facebook Page:  Hope Photography

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Tabatha’s Place Body Art

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Catering for parties, functions, Body Art shoot, maternity and custom. Facebook Page:  Tabatha’s Place Body Art

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Susan’s Sweet Art – Cake Decorating and Classes

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  Wedding Cakes Engagement Cakes Birthday Cakes Special Occasion/Party Cakes Cupcakes Cake Pops Cake Decorating Tools and Materials Stand Hire Children’s  Classes Please inquire about gluten free, egg free, dairy free cakes Facebook Page:  Susan’s Sweet Art Website:  Susan’s Sweet Art Email: susanssweetart@gmail.com

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The Club Hotel Roma: 42 McDowall Street

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    We provide a kids playroom, with TVs, chocolate machines, stuffed toy machine, toys Kids menu We do also do Take Away Phone:  0746 221 322 Website:  The Club Hotel Roma        

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SQ Bush Bible – Drought Assistance – A Guide to Drought Assistance Schemes and Support Programs

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Please click on link below: The updates are a new map of the regions and phone listings for the Rural Financial Counsellors (RFCs). Please note:  There is an error in the phone listing for RFC Glen Budden – should read 0419 894 474 (not 0149 894 474 – am unable to change this in the

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Parenting Facilities

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Community Arts Centre Lounge – 38- 44 Hawthorne Streets  – Lounge with baby change facilities in toilets nearby   CWA Rooms – 57 Arthur Street – Parenting room     Community and Allied Health Building – 59-61 Arthur Street – Breastfeeding room with change facilities and toilet  – Open from 8.45 am to 4.50 pm

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Keztunes

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Facebook Page:  Keztunes  

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Blind Citizens Australia – National Women’s Special Interest Branch

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Are you or do you know of…A woman who is blind or vision impaired living in rural or remote areas of Australia?   The accompanying flyer is to promote access to support and information for anyone living in your vicinity who is either blind or has low vision. The Blind Citizens Australia National Women’s Special

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Wot’s on Gymnastics

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  About: Gymnastics skills for body and mind, building confidence for them to explore and discover capabilities and motor skill development. Ages: 3 to 16 years Day:  Mondays and Tuesdays Time: Please contact organisation Cost:  Please contact organisation Location: Hibernian Hall Contact: Kay Watson 0418 741 881 or Peter Watson 0418 741 025 Email: oak.flats@bigpond.com

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Maranoa Regional Council – Social Services

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Please click on link below for more details:   Community Support Youth      

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Highland Dancers

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There is a waiting list for Highland Dancing.  If you would like more information please email Glenys Hughes on hughessg@bigpond.com

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Maranoa School Chaplaincy

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For information about School Chaplaincy please contact the chaplain through the school. Maranoa School Chaplaincy supports chaplains at: Roma State College  – Junior Campus – 07 4620 1111 Roma State College – Middle Campus – 07 4620 1333 Roma State College – Senior Campus – 07 4620 4212 Mitchell State School- 07 4623 8888 Wallumbilla

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Special Occasions

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Please send in information on party hire, catering, entertainment, photography etc. to romaforfamilies@gmail.com for inclusion in the Special Occasions section.

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Baby Change Facilities

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I have list of the places in Roma with baby change facilities in the Places and Facilities section. If you have a place to add or a correction to make to this list please email romaforfamilies@gmail.com.

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Roma Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Sabbath School

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About: Sabbath School Ages: All Ages Day:  Saturday Time: 9.30 am Cost: Free Location: 110 Currey Street Contact: Pastor Carl Rattray – 0459 029 508 Email: carlnlinda@bigpond.com Facebook:  Roma Seventh-Day Adventist Church      

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Gambling Help Service

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The Gambling Help Service is a free confidential counselling service for anyone affected by problem gambling.  Gambling has far reaching impacts on not just the individual but on family, friends, work, study, finances, a person’s health and well being.  The Gambling Help Service also offers free training and education to schools, community organisations, and other

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Baby Change Facilities located at:

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Bassett Park Showgrounds – (in the  Pavilion) – 100 Northern Road Big Rig Tourist Information Centre and Cafe 2 Riggers Road (off the Warrego Highway on the eastern entrance to town)  – (in the Men’s and Ladies toilets- both toilets are also fully wheelchair accessible) Cinema Roma   37 Hawthorne Street Community and Allied Health Building

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“Heart of Australia” Bus in Roma visits fortnightly

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Doctor’s referral necessary. For more information please see website:  Heart of Australia      

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Yellow Pages Listings

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Cafes Restaurants Take Away Meals

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Clearview Rise Park – between Currey and Hanly Streets

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Please click on link below: Clearview Rise aerial

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Campbells Dam

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Campbells Dam – 44425 Warrego Highway   Google Map:  Campbells Dam

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Railway Dam

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Railway Dam – Off Mayne Street Google Map:  Railway Dam

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Lifeline

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Vital Information: Phone:13 11 14 (24/7)  Helpline Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland Ltd 33 Russell Street Toowoomba Qld 4350 Phone:  1300 991 443   Weblink: Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Facebook:  Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland  Weblink: Lifeline Australia      

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Maranoa Music Inc – Instrumental Music – Roma Concert Symph Band and Roma Stage Band

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About:  A community group who meet weekly during the school terms to rehearse and to perform at events throughout the Maranoa. Percussion, Brass, Woodwind and String players aged from 12 to 102 are welcomed and encouraged to join. School Students membership is covered through the school Music Program, Adults pay a membership directly to the

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Endeavour Foundation Learning and Lifestyle Centre

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About: Welcome to Endeavour Foundation! As one of Queensland’s established charities,founded in 1951, Endeavour Foundation, is committed to ensuring that children, young people and adults with a disability live a life that makes sense to them. We offer a diverse range of person centred, value for money, accessible support solutions desinged to enhance and promote

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Roma Judo

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About: Judo classes run by Ian Walker   Vital Info: Ages: From 5 years Day:  Mondays and Thursdays Time: 6pm to 7 pm – Juniors  6pm to late – Seniors Cost: Check with Ian Location:  222 Bourne Drive Contact:  Ian Walker Email:  ianwalkerbuilder@gmail.com

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National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) STEPS Group Australia

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About:  Working together to improve transitions for people with disabilities into tertiary education and employment.   Vital Info: NDCO aims to: to improve linkages and coordination between service providers and sectors work with local networks to identify barriers and solutions improve capacity of stakeholders to support PWD people with a disability have improved knowledge to

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McDonald’s Roma – Cnr Hawthorne & Bowen Streets

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Play:  We now have the biggest fully air conditioned enclosed Playland in Roma. Towering a massive 5.5m high, your kids will have hours of fun. Try the new digital play table too to get the kids minds active as they take a rest from climbing and sliding. The McCafe lounge situated next to the play

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BC’s Bar & Grill Restaurant: 5 – 7 Bowen Street

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   We offer a large children’s play room with television, play station, blackboards, colouring, etc.     Children under 12 eat free (main, dessert and beverage) every Thursday and Friday with the purchase of adult main meals   Our children’s menu is suitable for all children and we can cater for dietary requirements     We also offer

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Mainly Music

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  About:  Started in 1990, mainly music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. Throughout the morning, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialize with others. Each mainly music is associated with and is

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Heart Church – Inc: Heart Kids (Sunday School)

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About: Heart Kids is for children aged 2 years to 12 years and is held during the morning service.   Vital Info: Ages: 2  years to 12 years Day:  Sundays Time: 10am to 11 am Cost: Free Location: 52 Chrystal Street Contact: Pastors Mark and Heidi Westbrook Email: heartchurch@bigpond.com Facebook:  Heart Church Roma Website:  Heart

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Sunrise Way Therapeutic Community – Toowoomba

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About:  Sunrise Way is located at 9 Tourist Way, Toowoomba. It is an incorporated association, and is controlled by a non-operational Board. It was an initiative of the Toowoomba community in 2000 to offer hope to adults and families affected by alcohol and drugs and who wish to overcome addiction. Over the ensuing decade and

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Event 170806: Roma RSL Markets at RSL Hall – Sunday 6th August – 8am to 1 pm

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RSL Markets are held at the RSL Hall – 19 -21 Quintin Street – 1st Sunday of every month except January   Roma RSL

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Blue Care Community Care Centre

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About: • Opening Days & Hours Clients aged 65 years and over (or 50 and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)- Our centre will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. Interactive session and morning tea will be provided. The cost will be $10/ session. • Opening

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Helping Hand Program – Certificate III

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TAFE Queensland South West and the Queensland Government are lending a helping hand with our Training Rural Communities in a Time of Drought project. This project allows you to study a Certificate III at no cost, giving you the opportunity to learn different skills in a new industry. Taking part in this program will give

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Event 170819: Roma Farmers & Artisans Markets – Big Rig Parklands – Saturday 19th August – 7.30am to 11.30 am

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Roma Farmers and Aritsans Markets are held at the Big Rig Parklands on the 3rd Saturday of each month – (February to November) Roma Express (Miniature Train) will be running at the Roma Farmers & Artisan Markets –   March to October – 3rd Saturday of each month – 9am to 12pm Facebook:   Roma Farmers &

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Little Athletics

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About: Come along and learn new skills, meet new friends and have a great time Vital Info: Cost:  Come along for free the first two weeks to see if your child/children are interested; there is no obligation to sign up until after this trial period.   After that, please contact organisation for cost. Tiny Tots (Ages

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Park Run

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About: 5km run/walk – Non-competitive Vital Info: Ages:  All levels Cost: Free Day: Saturdays Time:  7 am Location:  2 Riggers Road, Big Rig Parklands – meet other side of train bridge Email: romaoffice@parkrun.com Facebook Page:  Roma Park Run    

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ATAPS Child Mental Health Service

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About:  ATAPS Child Mental Health Service provides free short term phsychological support for children under the age of 12 years who have or at risk of developing a mild to moderate, mental, childhood behaviour or emotional disorder.  Referral from your doctor is required.   Vital Info: Cost: Free Contact:  Please contact your doctor for a

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Roma Library (State Library of Queensland) – 38 to 44 Hawthorne Street

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    Map:  Roma Library (State Library of Queensland)  

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Men’s Basketball

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Men’s Basketball Vital Info: Ages: 14 & up Day: Tuesdays Time: 7 to 9 pm Cost: $5 per player Location: PCYC – George Street New Players Welcome No Team Required Facebook: Maranoa Basketball (This is a group you will need to ask to join)  

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Roma State College – Early Childhood Development Program

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About:  For parents of children aged birth to pre-prep who have been diagnosed with or have a suspected disability Vital Info: Ages: Birth to pre- prep Day:  Tuesday 9 am to 11 am Cost: Free Location: At the SEP Unit, Roma State College, Junior Campus, 28 Bowen Street Contact: Roma State College, Junior Campus –

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Christian School

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Kym Brock would like to hear from anyone who would be interested in starting a Christian School in Roma.  Please contact her via email at  shalom100@bigpond.com

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Event 170801: Roma Swimming Pool (Denise Spencer Memorial Pool) – 142 McDowall Street – Pool closed till 1st August

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The pool is shut until 1/08/17. All season passes and 10 pass tickets have expired.   Google Map:  Roma Swimming Pool Facebook:  Roma Swimming Pool Weblink:  Pool Opening Times   As the manager of the Denise Spencer Memorial Pool in Roma I would like to welcome patrons to come and enjoy the 50m pool and

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The Big Rig – 2 Riggers Road (off Warrego Highway – eastern entrance to town)

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      Tourist Information Centre, Park, Play Equipment, BBQ’s Google Map:  The Big Rig Email: bigrigroma@outlook.com  Phone: 07 4622 2325 Website: The Big Rig – Roma Facebook: The Big Rig  

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Soul Mama

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About:  Soul Mama face to face gatherings are held once a month on a Wednesday evening and are a safe space for mums to share the joys and challenges of parenting. Soul Mama encourages mums to be less judgmental of themselves and of others.   Vital Info:  For Mums Day:  Wednesdays 7.15 pm (once per

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Roma and District School Sport

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  About:  Giving Rural kids a sporting chance through school sporting structure to progress to national levels   Vital Info: Ages: 5 to 18 years Day/Time: Various practice times and  Saturday morning sport competition all year round Contact: Justin Washington Email: jwash9@eq.edu.au Weblink:  South West School Sport Facebook:  Roma and District School Sport Association 2016

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Roma and District Scouts

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About:  Adventurous activities for boys and girls – 6 to 17 years Vital Info: Wednesdays – 6  pm to 7.30 pm Joeys – 6 to 8 years Cubs  – 7 to 11 years Thursdays  – 6 pm  to 8 pm Scouts  – 10 to 15 years Venturers – 14 to 17 years Cost: Please apply

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Mobile Parenting Van

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  Mobile Parenting Van – Maranoa Regional Council –  The Maranoa Parenting Van is a free mobile parenting facility available for hire at community events across the region. The purpose built van provides a clean and safe environment for parents to feed and change young children while attending community events.  Contact: 1300 007 662  Email:

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Community and Allied Health – Child and Family

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About: Child and Family Health Services – Please phone for an appointment. No referral necessary   Vital Info: Address: 59 – 61 Arthur Street Phone:  0746  242 977   Childhood Immunisation Clinic Child Health Nurse – breast feeding support, child health checks, development assessment, Triple P program to help parents manage children’s misbehaviour, support group

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New Parent Cafe

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About: New Parent Café is a group for parents who have babies less than 1 year old. Vital Info: Ages: New parents with babies less than 1 year old Day:  Tuesdays Time: 9am to 11 am Held: All Year Cost: Free Location: Roma Library Lounge,  Roma Community Arts Building, 38- 44 Hawthorne Street Contact: Heather

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Edrine Keegan School of Ballet

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About:   Vital Info: Cost: Please contact organisation Location: Roma Contact:  Edrine Keegan 07 4622 1967 or 0428 752 896 or Birrali Schefe 07 4622 1391 Facebook:  Edrine Keegan School of Ballet (Page) Edrine Keegan School of Ballet  (Closed group, you will have to ask to join.)   Times for classes 2016 are as follows,

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J Zone Children’s Youth Group – Fridays 5.30pm

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About: J Zone is a children’s group run by the Roma Church of Christ Vital Info: Ages: Grade 1 to Grade 6 Day:  Fridays (during school terms) Time: 5.30 pm to 7 pm Cost: Gold Coin Donation Location: Roma Church of Christ, 119 Currey Street Contact:  Mark Shields 0401 222 739 Email:  admin@romachurchofchrist.org.au   Weblink:  Roma Church

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Roma Church of Christ: Sunday School

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    About: Sunday School is for children aged 3 to 11 years and is held during the morning service   Vital Info: Ages: 2 ½  years to 7 years Day:  Sundays Time: during 10 am service Cost: Free Location: Roma Church of Christ, 119 Currey Street Contact: Pauline Bain 0447 050 284 Email: admin@romachurchofchrist.org.au

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Roma State College Playgroup

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 Playgroup will commence on Wednesday 1st February 2017 About: Children can participate in fun hands-on activities in a relaxed, family-friendly setting.  Everyone is welcome.  Parents are encouraged to bring water and a healthy snack for their children. As well as a hat if they wish to use the playground equipment.   Vital Info: Ages: Parents

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St Paul’s Anglican Church Sunday School

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About: St Paul’s Anglican Sunday School is held during the  Sunday morning service. Vital Info: Ages: Primary School age Day: Sundays (during school terms) Time: During 9 am service Cost: Free Location: St Paul’s Anglican Church, Cnr Arthur and Bungil Streets, Roma Contact: Father Scott Gunthorpe – 0417 764 134 Email:  stpaulsroma@bigpond.com Facebook: St Paul’s

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Life Kids (Sunday School) – Life Christian Church

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About:  Life Kids is held by Life Christian Church Roma.  It is a  bible based children’s activity program as an extension of the Sunday church service Vital Info: Ages: 3 years to 12 years Day: Sundays (during school terms) Time: 10.15 to 10.45 am Cost: Free Location:  Life Christian Church, 151 – 153 McDowall Street,

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Red Gate Bowen and Breastfeeding Clinic

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About: Two separate services in the one relaxing location. Red Gate Clinic provides Bowen therapy for all age. The clinic also boasts Sth West Qlds only Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant ( IBCLC) for pre baby breastfeeding workshops & postnatal breastfeeding support & assessment. Recognised health fund provider. Family friendly business with appointment options to

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Roma and District Aeromodelling Club

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    About: Roma and District Aeromodelling Club was founded in 1984 to foster the hobby of aeromodelling in the Roma District.  We welcome fellow enthusiasts and are willing to train juniors in various aeromodelling skill.  We fly model planes, helicopters, gliders and multi-rotor copters. Vital Info: Ages: 5 years and up Days: Sundays Time:

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