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10 Top Events for Over 55's in May

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A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published May 2nd 2018
Find some activities for over 55's for May
I often write articles about seniors or over 50's as some of us who have retired young or old, do not always have enough to occupy ourselves during the day.

This is a list of just some of the things you could do if you are at a "loose end" one day during May!

1. OUT N ABOUT TRIP
The City of Subiaco is putting on an out 'n 'about bus trip on Thursday 10th May, 2018.

It will leave from the Subiaco Community Centre at 9.15 am and will go to York, returning at 5.00 pm, and it will cost $50. The bus will go to Lake Leschenaultia for a scenic morning tea before continuing to historic York. There you will stop at the York Olive Company and then have a two-course lunch at the Castle Hotel.



For bookings and more information about this event, go to this link.

2. LIVE LIGHTER SENIORS ACTIVITY DAY INFORMATION
This will be held at the Loftus Recreation Centre, Corner Loftus and Vincent Streets, Leederville, on Thursday 10th May, 2018 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

There will be recreational activities and senior-specific information stalls. This is a free event and there will be free morning tea and lunch provided. There will also be carpet bowls, mini golf, seated hockey, quoits, pole walking and more!

To register, and for further information contact Dawn Yates on 9492 9773.

3. AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA
This will be held on Friday 25th May at Shenton Park Community Centre, 240 Onslow Road, at 10.00 am to 11.30 am, and cost is $10.

This will be a delicious morning tea and live entertainment in support the Cancer Council of WA. All proceeds raised from the raffle during the event will be donated to the Cancer Council. This is to raise much-needed funds in the fight against cancer.

Entertainment will be by 'The Gumnut Stompers' and the Subiaco 'Belly Dance' group.



You can make your bookings here.

4. LOUISE HELFGOTT (WA WRITER)
This will be held on Friday 18th May, 2018 from 10.00 am at City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre, 99 Loftus Street, Leederville.

Louise will speak about Thistledown Seed which is her novel which is both fiction and part memoir. This follows the displacement after the Holocaust, of a Polish family who settled in Western Australia.

This book was shortlisted for the 2018 Dorothy Hewitt Award for an unpublished manuscript. The story begins when Louise is 11 and her brother returns from England tragically transformed. Her father is devastated because David was his beloved child prodigy.

Some 42 years later, Louise travels to Poland to investigate the lives of her aunts and she retraces her parents' journey with many queries.

The story also parallels sequences depicted in the Oscar-winning movie Shine, inspired by her brother's story as a child prodigy. He was a brilliant concert pianist before succumbing to a mental illness which devastated his life.

This event is free, however, you must register and you can do this here or phone: 9273 6090.

5. HOME COMPOSTING
This will be held on Thursday 10th May from 10.00 am to 12 noon at Altone Park Public Library, 332 Benara Road, Beechboro and it is a FREE event.



This will be great for your garden and encourage you to be environmentally friendly by not throwing out your scraps. It will also help save you money in the garden!

You can book at this site.

6. OVER 55'S EXPO
This event will be held on 11th May, 2018 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm at the Bullsbrook Sports Pavilion, Corner Chittering Road and Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook.

This expo will feature naturalist, Eric McCrum and there will be information stalls, guest speakers, activities and workshops throughout the event, as well as entertainment.

Free parking is available on Pickett Park. A free shuttle bus service will run from Ellenbrook and the Swan Valley.

A lunch will be provided by the Swan Valley Community Centre.



To register to travel by free bus to and from the event, contact Jenna Whistler 0427 163 317 or email: jenna.whistler@swan.wa.gov.au

7. SENIORS MORNING TEA
This will be held by the Anglican Parish of Serpentine Jarrahdale. It is a free morning tea for seniors residing in the Shire.

The monthly events are held on the second Monday of the month at St Aidan's Community Centre, Clifton Street, Byford and there will be either entertainment, an activity, or a guest speaker.

It will be on 14th May from 10.30 to 12 noon and you can find out more by phoning 9525 0247.

8. FREE SENIORS' MORNING TEA
This is another free morning tea and it is held at Centrepoint Midland, 307 Gt Eastern Highway, Midland from 10.00 am to 12 noon on 17th May.

It is held on the third Thursday each month and alternates between retro bingo and live music, with the May one being live music.



9. GLOBAL SENIOR CUISINE - MEXICO
This will be held on Saturday 19th May from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm at the Addie Mills Centre, 2 Astley Street, Gosnells, and cost is $7.50.

"Ay Caramba" Here you will learn about the ancient cuisine of Mexico and have an opportunity to taste a variety of authentic dishes. It will be an alcohol-free event and is a relaxed and social introduction to Mexican customs and traditions.

For bookings either phone: 9391 6038 or email the Gosnells Council on: amc@gosnells.wa.gov.au

10. 3 OVER 55'S EXPOS
There are some more over 50's expos which you can read about at this link.

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When: During the month of May, 2018
Where: Around Perth
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