Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

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Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Author's Book Charts Tracks

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Charlotte Davis


THE first session of Friday Environment Forum for 2012 will help you if you have made a new year's resolution to do more exercise or get fitter.

Guest speaker today is Julie Doolan who is trained in health and physical education, and is the author of a new book a Know Where to Walk.

This publication outlines 40 district walking circuits which are suitable for all abilities including wheelchairs, children and dogs.

Ms Doolan said she felt that walking was just one of the most natural things you could do.

aIt's free and it's much easier to keep that routine up, rather than going to the gym or all those other high-pressure type physical activities,a she explained.

Ms Doolan will take you on her stationary afive senses virtual walka which features sensory stimuli, picturesque scenes, ocean scents, sea breeze caresses and gentle murmurs of suburbia.

Her talk will begin at 11am at the Environment Centre, Wallace Park, Noosaville and will be free to all. The Environment Centre is nestled in between the Noosa Library and Wallace House.

You are invited to go along earlier to join Valda McLean on her Wallace Park Interpretive Birding Walk starting from 8.30am in the car park. Coffee is available at 10am, and local updates of who's seen what in our local areas is given at 10.30am. For more information, please phone 54742486.


COOROY Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group meets on Saturday, February 4, at 1.30pm at the Research Group's Rooms situated at 41 Miva St, Cooroy. One of the group's members will give a short talk on 18th century singer and actress Anne Catley.

The group has decided to extend their opening hours and the research rooms are now open every Tuesday from 9.30am to 1pm, every Thursday from 9.30am to 3pm, and 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays. Every second Saturday of the month the rooms will now be open from 9.30am to 3pm.

Librarians are on duty to help with your family or local history research. For more information, please phone 54425570.

SUNSHINE Coast Regional Council's community grants programs are now open to receive applications. …

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