Handmade Expo Market

The popular event at Morayfield has a lot to celebrate at their next market on Sunday the 7th December

Not only is it their second birthday at the fabulous indoor venue, they are also celebrating a change in market coordinator, a fabulous Christmas market and the name change of the Morayfield Leisure Centre to the Morayfield Sports and Events Centre.

The change of name is the start of some wonderful things happening at the Morayfield Sports and Events Centre and the New Year will see a change in market layout as well as a new co-ordinator.

Linda and Tim Simpson are stepping down from their current position as Linda deals with problems Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has dealt her in the last few months. Expect to see Linda around though as the creative director for the Morayfield Market.
Attracting between 60 -100 fabulous crafters, artisans and growers, the Handmade Expo Market celebrates excellence in making, baking , growing and is proud to say that they are the biggest indoor handmade market on the north side of Brisbane.

‘A lot of people are pleasantly surprised when they walk through the doors of the Morayfield Sports and Events Centre on market day,’ said Linda Simpson (outgoing coordinator). ‘It is such a huge venue with plenty of room to move and great lighting and add to that the wonderful stallholders who create little pop up shops every month, we often hear people exclaim ‘wow’ when they walk in.’

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Kid's Christmas Colouring Competiton
Three age groups, with $100 cash prize each

This Year we're giving away three prizes of $100 to spend however you wish!

So kids, grab your colouring and decorating gear and give Santa some colour! There are three age groups and a winner will be selected from each. The age groups are: 3-5, 6-9 and 10-13.

Get your entries in by Tuesday December 2, don't forget to put your details in the space provided, and good luck!

Find the colouring page at the back of the magazine or download and print the colouring page by clickling here.

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The prize is a Gold Class Signature Package, which includes a Gold Class Pedicure, an Indulgent Signature Facial, a warm hand infusion and a Pevonia Body Product Pack. There are no exclusions

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Norths Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

Norths is bringing the community together to support those in need

Christmas is a happy time for most but spare a thought for those families who won’t have the happiness and joy of opening presents this year.

The Norths Salvation Army Christmas appeal has been running for several years and hundreds of toys have been donated for children who are disadvantaged. This year we hope our generous members will continue their tradition of giving to this worthwhile cause. Members and guests are invited to place toys under the Christmas tree in the foyer of the club. The tree will be up until the 12th of December before the toys are collected by the Pine Rivers Salvation Army and distributed to disadvantaged children in the community.

For more information regarding the Christmas appeal, please call Norths on (07) 3285 2733, or email Norths at enquiries@northsleagues.com.

Your support this year will be most appreciated.

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Recipe to Riches
North Lakes Local wins ‘BBQ’ episode

Michael Cainero of North Lakes, Queensland was revealed as the winner of episode two of the second season of Network Ten’s Recipe to Riches, with his home-grown creation The King of Sausages – Pork, Apple & Cinnamon Sausages.

Building on Woolworths promise to turn ideas into reality on television and in stores nationwide, Michael’s delicious cinnamon-infused pork and apple sausages were on shelves of more than 900 Woolworths stores and online for one week only or until stocks runs out.

The Recipe to Riches’ BBQ episode saw a heated battle to win over not just the experts’ taste buds, but also their shrewd commercial judgement. The Queensland resident’s pork and apple sausages outperformed Adam Scasni (VIC)’s Gourmet Infused Butters and Natalie French’s Beef Ball San Choy Bow, with Michael winning $10,000 as the episode winner and now in the running to secure the grand prize of $100,000 and a partnership with Woolworths that could change his life.

Sausage making is in Michael’s DNA, having grown up making sausages with his Italian grandparents. The Queensland tradie has devised his BBQ treats with his family as inspiration. When Michael tastes cinnamon, he thinks sausages. It’s an ingredient that most of us associate with donuts and sweets, not snags, but mix it with pork and apple, and Michael reckons he’s got a winner.

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Pictured: Champion snag man Michael Cainero with his brilliant bangers at North Lakes Woolies.

Photo by Renee Melides


School Dates and Holidays For 2014

Queensland state school students have returned for Term 1 on Tuesday 28 January, the day after the Australia Day public holiday.

Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said teachers reported back on Thursday 23 January, with student-free staff development days for 23 and 24 January.

“I’m looking forward to another significant and exciting year for education in Queensland,” said Mr Langbroek.

He said a student-free day would fall in Term 4 on Monday 20 October, with three discretionary student-free days – which may be changed by individual schools – pencilled in for the start of the Easter break on 7-9 April.

“Last year the Government legislated the Labour Day public holiday would be marked on the first Monday in October, this year it falls on the 6th, with the Queen’s Birthday to be celebrated on 9 June in line with most other states and territories.”
“The class of 2014 will end for Year 12 students on Friday 21 November,” said Mr Langbroek.

“Years 10 and 11 finish their school year on Friday 28 November, with most other state schools breaking up on 12 December. Some regional and remote school finish on 5 December.”

Mr Langbroek said Independent schools and Catholic schools base their holidays on the state school dates but they can vary from school to school.

“I suggest the families of students who attend non-state schools, to please check with your particular school for attendance dates,” he said

“The Newman Government is working hard to revitalise front line education services so that Queensland continues to be a great state with great opportunities.

“I wish all staff and students across Queensland a very successful and safe school year in 2014.”

The 2014 state school calendar outlining term, holiday and staff development dates can be downloaded from www.education.qld.gov.au/public_media/calendar/holidays.html

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