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Join Seniors Month celebrations with Sunshine Coast Libraries

Celebrate Seniors Month with Sunshine Coast Council Libraries this October.

Book your ticket to the outdoor cinema to see the classic dance film Footloose, enjoy a daytime screening of Strictly Ballroom with complimentary choc-top or register for one of the many workshops and sessions organised by council libraries throughout the month.

Seniors Month recognises the valuable contribution of seniors in the community, whether as volunteers or in the workforce, community leaders or carers, grandparents or advocates.

Seniors Week also provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation and enhance community connections. The initiatives align with the Queensland Government and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland’s vision of building age-friendly communities.

Connecting with one another has never been more important. Queensland Senior’s Month will provide opportunities for people of all ages, cultures, and abilities to connect through inclusive events and activities.

COTA’s theme this year is Social Connections, with Sunshine Coast Libraries providing fun events for social inclusion.

Enjoy Footloose at the Outdoor Cinema

Dress up in your best 80s gear and enjoy an old-school movie from the comfort of your camp chair or picnic blanket, at the outdoor cinema to celebrate Senior’s Month.

Libraries will host the 1984 dance classic Footloose at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday, October 16.

Tickets are only $10 per person with complimentary popcorn provided. Patrons are encouraged to BYO food and snacks. Gates open at 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start.

To keep everyone Covid safe, all visitors will be required to use the QLD Government App to check-in upon arrival, physical distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitising stations located throughout the grounds.

Onsite parking is free and available until full. Parking is also available at various locations around Lake Kawana with walking paths to Sunshine Coast Stadium.

This is a ticketed event and a previously issued email confirmation will be required for contactless entry (no cash). Registration is essential and no refunds provided unless event is cancelled.

What: Enjoy Footloose at the Outdoor Cinema

When: Saturday, October 16. Gates open at 5.30pm. Movie starts at 6.30pm.

Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium, 31 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina, Queensland

Cost: $10 per person

Bookings Essential: library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au  

Entry will be contactless via confirmation email only, with no cash accepted on site.

Movie: Footloose is a 1984 American musical drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town, where he attempts to overturn the ban on dancing instituted by the efforts of a local minister.

The film stars Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer well as Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Penn and John Lithgow in supporting roles.

See Strictly Ballroom at the Cinema

Celebrate Seniors Month with an Australian old-school film at the cinemas.

Sunshine Coast Libraries will host the 1992 dance classic Strictly Ballroom, at Majestic Cinemas, Nambour on Tuesday, October 12.

Tickets are only $5 per person with complimentary choc-top ice-cream provided.

The movie begins at 10am, with doors open from 9.30am.

To keep everyone safe, physical distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitising stations located throughout the foyer.

All visitors will be required to use the QLD Government App to check-in upon arrival

What: Enjoy Strictly Ballroom at the Movies

When: Tuesday, October 12. Doors open at 9.30am. Movie starts at 10am.

Where: Majestic Cinemas, C-Square Shopping Centre Centenary Square, Currie St, Nambour 4560

Cost: $5 per person

Bookings Essential: library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au  

Entry will be contactless via confirmation email only, with no cash accepted on site.

Movie: Strictly Ballroom is a 1992 Australian romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Baz Luhrmann in his feature directorial début.The plot features Paul Mercurio embarking on a risky new style to competitive dance with novice dancing partner played by Tara Morice. Strictly Ballroom is a much-loved classic with an iconic soundtrack. It is one of the most successful Australian films of all time.

Workshops, programs and sessions

There are a range of exciting sessions hosted by Libraries on offer during Senior’s Month.

If you have antiques, family items or investment objects, you can hear from a specialist conservator on how to care for your collectables.

Whether you’re writing a will, appointing a Power of Attorney or just getting your affairs in order, it pays to be in the know. Join legal professionals from Suncoast Community Legal for an informative session on how to protect your interests.

Take a closer look at the photography features available on your iPhone. Join passionate photographer, Roslyn Uttleymoore, for tips on creating appealing images. Learn about photo composition basics and how to apply them. Discover simple editing techniques to make your pictures pop. 

For Android users, you can register for free sessions with library staff for tips to use your camera and other features.

To explore all the great library resources and book your spot at a Seniors Month event, head to the Library website:  library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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