Snapshot: 9 April 2013


NSI Resilience Centre opening – Sat 13 April

Come along to a free community event to celebrate the official opening of the North Stradbroke Island Disaster Resilience Community Education and Resource Centre.

There will be activities for kids and adults, including learning about disaster preparedness, emergency services and how to become a volunteer SES member. There will also be tours of the new community facility.

The centre was funded through a program supported by Redland City Council, the Queensland Government and the Australian Government.
When: Saturday 13 April 9am – 12pm (Official Opening by Mayor Karen Williams at 10am)
Where: Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island

Free library activities

Beneficial gardening
Did you know that lady bugs are natural predators of many pests in your backyard, or that paper wasps are friends not foes?

Come along to learn about beneficial gardening and all the tiny critters that make your garden tick at this free event.

When: Wednesday 10 April, 11am – 12pm
Where: Victoria Point Library
Bookings: Phone: 3884 4011

This event is presented in partnership with Angus & Robertson Victoria Point.

Meet local author Charlotte Nash
Charlotte grew up riding horses in the Redlands, but her eclectic life experiences have seen her building rockets, traversing the Pilbara mines and scrambling over ship loaders in Newcastle. These days, she is an editor, writer and researcher. Join Charlotte to discuss her novel RYDERS RIDGE at this free event.
When: Thursday 18 April, 11am – 12pm
Where: Victoria Point Library
Bookings: Phone: 3884 4011

This event is presented in partnership with Angus & Robertson Victoria Point.

Redland Art Gallery exhibition

How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow
The exhibition profiles six past recipients of the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship for contemporary Australian artists. Presenting early works alongside more recent projects, the exhibition encourages us to rediscover the past in order to look to the future.

When: Wednesday 10 April – Sunday 19 May 2013
Opening event: 11am Sunday 14 April
RSVP to 3030 4163
Floor Talk: 12pm Sunday 14 April
No bookings required
Where: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
Phone 3829 8899 or visit more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

Unorthodox Aphorisms
In Unorthodox Aphorisms, emerging Queensland photographic artist Yavuz Erkan invites viewers to distance themselves from their conventional routines. Supporting the voice of minority groups, Erkan’s exhibition encourages viewers to take action against assimilation and prejudice.
When: Wednesday 10 April – Sunday 19 May 2013
Opening event: 11am Sunday 14 April
RSVP to 3030 4163
Floor Talk: 2pm Tuesday 16 April
No bookings required
Where: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
Phone 3829 8899 or visit more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

Hazard reduction burns

Council will be carrying out hazard reduction burns (weather permitting) over the coming weeks to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel in the following areas.

When/where:
10 April: Serpentine Creek Cemetery – Redland Bay Road, Redland Bay
11 April: 56-58 Howletts Road Urban Habitat, Howletts Road, Capalaba
16 April: Dinwoodie Road Bushland Refuge, 57-65 Dinwoodie Road, Thornlands

While all attempts will be made to limit any smoke hazards, there may be partial road closures and minor delays.
Phone 3829 8456 for more information.

Open Meetings

Wednesday 17 April, 10.30am
General Meeting (incorporates Coordination Committee Meeting)

Thursday 18 April, 9.00am
Cleveland CBD Revitalisation Special Committee