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Trivia 2016

$1,940 raised for Coolum heARTs

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After a great night of trivia on Saturday March 12th, we’re very pleased to announce that we have donated $1,940 (all our profits) to Coolum heARTs.

This money will enable the group to support more Coolum locals by providing creative art, drumming and singing classes.

TriviaCheque2  Pam Hardgrave from Coolum heARTs and Coolum Theatre Player’s Secretary, Jenny Gilcrist

TriviaCheque1  Coolum heARTs drumming group and Coolum Theatre Player’s Secretary, Jenny Gilcrist

 

We had 20 teams take part, answering questions on diverse topics from NRL to the laws of thermodynamics.  Our hearty congratulations to ‘The Blaspheming Munsters’ for winning our $200 cash first prize.  It was a close run competition with just 2.5 points covering the Top 4

The Blaspheming Munsters  59.5
The Morticians 58
Octagonals  57.5
Thick as a Brick  57

The full results are available here.

The cast of ‘The Addams Family’ showcased just how good the show will be with three musical numbers and we recommend booking your tickets soon as we’re bound to sell out!

We look forward to seeing you shortly.

Trivia Night Results

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We had a fabulous trivia night last night (Sat March 12th) and our lucky winners, “The Blaspheming Munsters” walked away with our $200 cash first prize!

We’ll provide details on how much money we raised for Coolum heARTs once the tally is complete.

In the meantime, congratulations to all who took part and here are the final results:

The Blaspheming Munsters  59.5
The Morticians  58
Octagonals  57.5
Thick as a Brick  57
Just Us  55
The Nameless 7  54.5
Domin8tors  53.5
Lucky 13  51.5
Lucky 8  51.5
Festering Friends  51
Hateful 8  50.5
Beautiful Babes and a Few Ugly Men  49
Team Bluey  48.5
Top Team (Left of the Lurch)  46.5
Ungrateful 8  45
Ding Bats  43.5
Pugsleys Pack  42.5
Rose Petals  41.5
Two Ls  39
Smarty Pants  33

Theatre players and local businesses have big heARTs

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Normally known for their great work on stage, Coolum Theatre Players have proudly announced their first production for 2016 won’t in fact be on stage at all.

That’s because the Coolum Theatre Players’ Trivia Night will take place on Saturday, 12 March at Coolum Civic Centre and they’re delighted to announce all the profits from the evening will go to Coolum heARTs.

Founded in 2013 by Barb and Clive Holden, the not-for-profit organisation has changed the lives of many on the North Shore as the efforts continue to provide free access to the arts for people who live with mental illness, depression and anxiety, physical and intellectual disability, exposure to domestic violence and the effects of alcohol and drug abuse and social isolation.

The Holden’s’ offer a place of calm and creativity where members can focus on an activity that is both creative and therapeutic. Weekly classes include art, drumming, singing and creative writing.

Barb and Clive saw their organisation thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when Coolum heARTs was awarded the 2016 Coolum Australia Day Award as Community Group pf the Year. What some locals may not be aware is Clive has been a three-time finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. He is also currently a finalist in the 2016 Bald Archy for his painting of Bronwyn Bishop as The Joker. The exhibition opened in Canberra earlier this month and will soon tour throughout Australia.

Always keen to generously reciprocate, Clive has donated one of his paintings, Orangutan Hangover as the major prize for the Coolum Theatre Players next production The Addams Family, set to open on stage in the same wonderfully refurbished Coolum Civic Centre on Friday, 20 May.

Tickets for the Trivia Night are only $15.00 and your chance to win Clive’s work will start on the night when raffle tickets will go on sale. The winner will be drawn at the last performance of The Addams Family on Sunday, 29 May. Tables of up to eight are available and it’s fine to BYO drinks and nibbles.

One proud Coolum Theatre Players sponsor who will also be supporting the Trivia Night is the Marcoola Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank. Kerryn Vincart and her team will be bringing a table of supporters on the night and she was delighted to hear other local businesses have come on board.

There will be a $200 cash prize for the winning team and spot prizes from Domino’s Pizza, multiple raffles including a two-night stay at The Heavens B&B, passes to Aussie World, Australia Zoo, Coolum Aqua Park, Birch Carroll & Coyle, dining vouchers, gifts and more.

If you would like to book your tickets to The Addams Family or the Trivia Night, go to our upcoming shows page for more information or phone 5446 2500. Orangutan Hangover will be on display for viewing at the Marcoola Community Bank branch until the Trivia Night.

 

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About the Painting

“Last week …… or was it yesterday….I woke, not sure where I’d been , or in fact not sure of who I  was exactly.

Apparently there had been a party in my Cranium and although uninvited by me, the host, all manner of animal species had been my guests.

A proud rooster with the most amazing bejeweled plumage was guest of honour and although not bosom buddies with a noisy cockatoo, they both appeared to get on at the party.

I vaguely recall that a small green tree frog leapt about with careless abandon not showing fear of the bird guests, but stared at me intensely.

The Blue Bird of happiness is nesting in my house and presiding over the whole affair.

I am not sure, as you possibly have noticed, if I am an Orangutan or a reflection in the Wine glass.

Am I in the middle of an amazing and extraordinary dream, or is this the Mother of all hangovers………..tomorrow will tell!!”

Coolum heARTs awarded “2016 Community Group of the Year”

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Coolum heARTs , to whom we’re donating our trivia night profits, has just been named the 2016 Community Group of the Year.

Principals Barb and Clive Holden said their aim is to provide free access to the arts by offering a place of calm and creativity where people with significant challenges in their daily lives can focus on an activity that is both creative and therapeutic.

 

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Tickets are still available but for our trivia night but book soon to ensure you don’t miss out

Coolum heARTs to benefit from Trivia Night

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It is with great pleasure that we can announce that we’ll be donating all the profits from our trivia night (Sat March 12th @ 19:30) to Coolum heARTs – a not for profit organisation providing free access to the arts for people who live with mental illness, depression and anxiety, physical and intellectual disability, domestic violence, the effects of alcohol and drug abuse and social isolation.

Tickets are on sale now for just $15 each (thanks to North Shore Realty for waiving their normal commission for this fundraising night).

  • $200 cash first prize & spot prizes
  • Multiple raffles
  • Teams of up to 8 on tables of 8
  • BYO drinks & nibbles

Book your tickets now