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Star Alliance Entertainment presents Padmashri Pankaj Udhas – JASHN – 17 October -  8pm at Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler. For tickets email or contact Jaymin 0430 568 708 / Hemil 0424 332 913

Shepen International – Top Tibetan Lama helps Brisbane people discover the real purpose of life - 17 October – Dzogchen Rinpoche will be in Maroochydore at Millwell Rd Community Centre, to give a public talk entitled – What is the real purpose of your life? Doors open at 7pm. The talk begins at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at For further information call 0416 404 826 or email The talk will be followed by a weekend teaching on How to Truly Follow your Heart on 18th October at the same venue and a five-day retreat entitled Rest in the Heart of the Guru form 19th – 24th October at Springbrook.

BRIMM Brisbane Maharashtra Mandal - Festival of Lights - 18 October – 3.30pm at Cavendish Road State High School, 695 Cavendish Road, Holland Park. This Diwali we are going to take you on a journey to discover some of the finest art forms that India has to offer. A vibrant concert featuring an eye pleasing dance (Kathak) coupled with percussion instruments (Table), harmonium and vocals, present by very talented performing artists from Maharashtra. Children under 5 are free - Children 5-12 years $20 and others are $30. The entry includes afternoon tea, concert and dinner. All RSVP and payments must be finalised by Wednesday 15 October. For more information email

Shree Sanatan Dharam Hindu Association of Qld - Diwali Celebration - 18 October  – 6pm-10pm at Runcorn Hieghts State School, 200 Nemies Road, Runcorn. Cultural items and dances. Admission $10, under 5yrs free. Dinner included. 

Indian Association of Central Queensland - DIWALI 2014 Festival of Lights - 18 October – from 5pm at CQUniversity Sports Centre, Rockhampton. Come and enjoy a fun filled evening of Indian Cultural events, food and music. Please contact following representatives for tickets: Rockhampton: Shyam Nimavat 0448 112 584 / Margani Rao 0411 365 801 - Gracemere: Sivapriya Ravichandran 0402 239 750 / Mayur Patel 0402 794 583. Gladstone: Anjana Singh 0430 323 342

Qld Telugu Association invites you to join and be a part of the DASARA and DEEPAAVALI celebrations - 18 October – Program starts 4.30pm at Aspley State School, Maundrell Terrace, Aspley Qld. This event is supported by Brisbane Telangana Assoication. Cultural programs, there will also be a prize for best traditional dress for boys and girls. QTA financial & life members free. Others: Family $10 and single $5. Vegetarian dinner at a nominal cost.

Jvala Festival - 18 October –  5pm at St John's International College Auditorium, College Avenue, Forest Lake Qld. Renowned malayali Poet and Lyricist Shri Murukan Kattakkada and playback singers Afzal and Akhila will be performing during the evening. FREE entry, however seats are limited, please RSVP by 10 October to confirm your attendance. Bring your family and friends. Email or phone 0469 176 003

Kuraby Mosque invites you to an open day - 18 & 25 October -  What is a Mosque? Who are Muslims? What is Islam? 1.30pm to 4pm at Kuraby Mosque, 1408 Beenleigh Road, Kuraby. For more information email

Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir - Shubh Deepawali!! - 19 October -  from 3pm onwards ar 46 Daymar Street, Burbank. Pooja, Diya Lighting ceremony and message by Pt Harihar Adhikari Shastriji and the management committee, cultural, spiritual, musical events, fireworks. For more information or to sponsor food / fireworks please contact Premala Prasher 0402 013 129 / Baldev laroyla 0403 293 700

Banyo District Community Group in Association with BCC – Diwali Celebrations 2014 – 19 October -  2.30pm-5.30pm at 284 St Vincents Rd, Banyo. Free entry * Free Children’s activities * Food & Drinks * Giddah, Bhangra * Bollywood dances * Cultural items * Stalls. “The Banyo Beehive Bandstand”. For more information contact Sam Narayan 0412 720 880 or Robyn Morris 0424 298 786

The Laughter Runn - Humanitarian Laughter l'Mondial de clowning India! - 19 October from 2pm to October 20 at 9pm – at Greenslopes, 131 Ridge Street, Greenslopes, Brisbane. Cost $10. This fundraiser is to help raise funds for Brett Smith aka Jester Royale to head back to India to follow up and continue his previous volunteering work (Humanitarian clowning in India, Southern State of Tamil Nadu.


Brisbane City Council – Diwali Festival 25 October –  5-10pm Chinatown Mall. The ever popular night time Diwali festival, or festival of lights, is back for another year and will be celebrated in the Chinatown Mall. Check out the festive lights and enjoy the energetic music and dance performances. Local food will be on offer for the night. A night the whole family will enjoy. Visit for more information.

National Mosque open day - 25 October -  10am-4pm. Islamic exhibition / guided tours / traditional food / Q & A sessions / Children's Activities / Giveaways. To find out more information go to

Vaishnav Sangh of Queensland present Annakut Utsav in Brisbane - 25 October -  5-8pm at Sunnybank Scout hall, Beenleigh Road, Sunnybank. With the devine blessings of Vaishnavacharya Shree Dwarkeshlalji Mahodayshri (Ahmedabad), Vaishnav Sangh of Queensland would like to invite you to celebrate the Annakut Utsav. Aarti and mahaprasd. For further information, sponsorship and volunteering please contact Shashank Desai 0404 704 771 / Sapan Shah 0411 835 552 / Tapan Shah 0431 631 071 or email

Northern Suburbs Bowls Club - Enjoy a BBQ at Open Day - 26 October – The community of all ages is invited to come along and enjoy a BBQ at an Open Day for all in Bowls. This gold coin donation day for charity will be held from 12 noon at The Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, Wavell Heights. The club is an inclusive, multicultural one and would like all to experience bowls, overlook the club, meet others and consider being part of this friendly social club. The low impact, therapeutic game of bowls with health benefits is enjoyed by women and men who keep active and engaged in this sport with social activities as a group. For those interested, Free bowls coaching is available. Children are welcome, as we have small rubber bowls. Enquiries are welcome any time and those interested in social contact and/or bowls can phone Greg, at the club on 3359 2142, email or come along to the club at 175 Edinburgh Castle Road.

Elevate Church, Forest Lake – Light Party - 31 October – A positive alternative to Halloween. 4.30pm-6.30pm at Grand Ave School, Cnr of Grand Ave and Centennial Way, Forest Lake. Cost: Gold Coin. Costume: Strictly no ghoulish or scary costumes, only positive costumes allowed. Games, face painting, animal farm, rides, craft, food. Children under 18 must be strictly supervised by parents/guardian/carer. For more information contact 0418 745 179 or email 

Queensland Fiji Football Federation - QFFA – QIDC 2014 – 30 Oct to 2 Nov – at 244 Mortimer Rd, Acacia Ridge. Kids Soccer, Jumping Castle, Family fun, licensed bar. For more information visit

Tamil Association of Queensland present Deepavali 2014 – 1 November – 5pm at Unidus Community Centre, 204 Shrebrooke Road, Willwong. Music, Dance, Dinner. To purchase tickets click here. For more information contact please contact Prabha 0413 945 078 / Ansar 0424 046 696. Follow on facebook

Jalaram Samiti of Brisbane Australia celebrating 8th Jalaram Jayanti – 1st November  3pm at Nudgee Junior College, Twigg Street , Indooroopilly. Bhajans, JalaramBapa’s Katha followed by Maha Prasad (Dinner) Pandit Archarya Shree Upendrabhai Joshi, Auckland New Zealand. For more information contact Rakesh Khatri 0411 418 450 or Pratap Narsey 0405 137 270

Fiji College of Agriculture, Ex-Students and Associates – Re-Union / Get-Together / Talona Session followed by dinner – 1 November  6pm til late at Bay Leaf Restaurant, 1/281 Sandgate Road, Albion. Cost $25 per person,. Drinks BYOG or buy at restaurant – 3 course meal, all you can eat buffet. For Reservation please phone Virendra Pratap 0451 863 411 or Daniel Kumar 0412 083 466 or email RSVP COB 24 October.

Brisbane Red Carpet event - A Vimal Reddy Film "HIGHWAY TO SUVA" - 15 November – 12.30pm at Event Cinemas, Upper Mt Gravatt, Cnr of Kessels and Logan Road. For tickets contact Adwin 0415 557 430

Swamiye Saranamayyappa - AYYAPPA POOJA in Brisbane - 22 November – Starts at 5pm at Runcorn Heights State School, Runcorn Heights Qld. We kindly request you all to attend the pooja with your family and get the blessings from Lord Swami Ayyappan. For more information contact Unnikrishnan Nair 0416 927 100 / Dr Chitra Das 3863 4857 or email Please RSVP by 15 Nov as we need to prepare the prasadam / food.

Hindu Society of Qld Inc - Gayatri Mandir - Calendar of Events 2015 – at 178 Lyndhurst Street, Boondall. * 26 January, 24th Anniversary Celebrations * 15 Feb to 17 Feb, Maha Shivraatri * 5 March, Holika Dahan * 21 March to 28 March, Ram Naomi Katha * 4 April, Hanuman Jayanti * 19 July * 24th Annual general meeting * 31 July, Guru Purnima * 30 August to 6 Sept, Shri Krishna Janam Astami * 17 Sept, Ganesh Chaturthi * 14 Oct to 22 Oct, Navraatri (Durga Naomi) celebrations * 31 October, Annual public Diwali celebrations 2015 at Canon Hill Anglican College, Corner of Junction Street & Krupp Rds, Cannon Hill (or alternative venue). * 11 November, Deepawali celebrations at home. * For further details contact Prakash Shandil on 0408 876 414  or Mrs Anita Singh at the Mandir.


Weekly Events...

The Mantra Room – FREE Meditation & Delicious Pure Vegetarian MealAustralian School of Meditation & Yoga warmly invite you to join us for a FREE evening of Krishna Bhajans and delicious vegetarian prasad at the Mantra Room 236 Montague Road, West End. Wednesdays 7pm / Fridays 6pm / Sundays 5pm. For more information phone 3844 8441 or email

Sai Baba Aarti Program – Every Thursday 7.30pmVirginia State School, 1678 Sandgate Road, Virginia (next to Virginia Train Station) Dinner provided. Enquiries call 0405 392 793.

Nundah Yoga - FREE meditation classes – Nundah Community Centre, 14 Station Street, Nundah. 

The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association - Gold Coast Bhajan - monthly Bhajans held every third Friday of the month starting at 7.15am at the Helensvale Community Centre - 31 Discovery Rd, Helensvale. Activities include Bhajan recitals, short educational presentations and free vegetarian dinner. All are cordially invited to attend. For further information please contact Director/Religious Activities, Mr S Barataraj on 0417 588 839 or  or visit  

Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil (Ganesha Temple) Brisbane (South Maclean) – For full list of upcoming events please visit


BRISBANE BELIEVERS FELLOWSHIP -  Zillmere Community Hall, 54 Handsford Rd, Zillmere. Worship time: Every Sunday at 9.30am. Activities: Holy Communion (First Sunday of the Month), Sunday school, Fasting Prayer, Youth Meeting, Bible Study and Ladies Meeting. Contact: Pastor John Thomas & Mary Thomas, Sanju P. (Secretary) Phone: 0402 551 220 / 0402 907 776 or 0422 815 782 /

Brisbane Christian Assembly, Herston, QLD. -  Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.  We are praying and God has been doing miracles in many people’s life.  Contact Pastor Prakash Jacob 07 3162 5207 or 0413 347 562.  5/15 Aberleigh Road, Herston QLD 4006 /
Ph: 07-31625207, 0413 347 562

Brisbane Malayalee Association -  For information contact Secretary Rajni Nair on 0431 299 376 or President Gigie George on 0432 510 045 - /

Brisbane Multinational Church - 757 Gympie Road Lawnton. Church service time is from 9.30am to 11.00am. Special times of prayer for the sick. We will be praying for people with all kinds of sicknesses, needs, spiritual problems etc.  For more information please contact Pastor Joseph / Pastor Pratima Dass on 0424 180 240 or Assistant Pastor James Arjun on 0449 762 604.

Brisbane Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) - 2679 Logan Rd, Eight Mile Plains.
Sunday Service 9am to 1pm. Weekdays evening service  6pm to 7pm including meditation. Mr Baljit Singh Secretary (for all bookings enquiries)  Ph: 0412 057 554, Gianni Kuldeep Singh Priest of Brisbane Sikh Temple (for all religious functions) Ph: 0422 705 936.

Burnie Brae, a Senior Citizen’s Centre in Chermside, meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. Please contact Sandra or Naomi on 07 36242141

Eben-Ezer Pentecostal Church, Brisbane – Sunday School, Prayer & Fasting, Youth meeting & worship (Malayalam) Contact: Pastor Mathew Tharian 07 3165 7617, 0431 413 482 or Eng. Victor George 07 3359 8946, 0413 069 477

Ekta Women’s Group, meetings last Sunday of every month from 2-4pm. For further information contact President - Mrs Kushla Sahai 3344 4715, Vice President - Mrs Kusum Prasad 3209 5174.

Fiji Senior Citizens’ Satsang Association of Qld Inc -1 Kensington Place, Wishart 4122. Monthly meetings held on th last Sunday of the month at 2pm. Contact President Surendra Prasad OAM 3849 5435, Secretary Raymond Saran 3290 0653.

Forest Lake AOG Church - Hindi Service - Second Sunday of every month - commencing @ 4.30pm. Cnr of Alpine Place & Forest Lake Boulevard Road. Contact Sudesh on 0401 519 541.

Hindi Speaking Christian Fellowship - Meets at 2.30 p.m. last Sunday of each month at Merthyr Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm. All welcome. Contact Irene 3715 8659.

Hindu Mandir Association of Queensland - Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir - 46 Daymar Street, Burbank Qld. Every Sunday 4pm to 6pm - Bhajan/Kirtan, Arati and Dinner is provided. Every 1st Sunday of month from 2-4pm - Program by Brisbane Bhajan Group. All welcome. For further information contact: Resident Priest 07 3216 8848, Rakesh Sharma 0411 289 202

Hindu Society of Queensland Inc. - Gayatri Mandir (178 Lyndhurst Rd, Boondall). Gayatri Mandir opens every Sunday from 8am to 11am. Mandir opens with Punditji. Weekly Programs & Mandir Openings: • Every Tuesday from 7pm  - Ramayan & Bhajan recitals • Every 2nd & 4th Friday from 7.00pm – Ramayan & Bhajan Recitals. • Open Every Sunday from 9.00am – 12.00pm  For further information contact President Prakash Shandil 0408 876 414

Indian Church Service News - Every Sunday 9.30am - 11.00am. Southern Springs Community Church 59 Marshall Road, Rocklea. Contact Ps. Sivanus Naidu (Senior Pastor) 3274 2542 or 0417 197 747

Indian Senior Citizen Association - The Committee meetings are held 2nd Sunday of every alternate month from 2pm to 4pm or more often as the situations arise. For further information contact, President: Mr Bir Sahai 3344 4715 / 0411739045, Vice Presidents: Mr Ram Sumer 3349 7238, Mr NK Sharma 3711 4201.

International Congress of Fiji - for more information contact Sarat Maharaj 3263 2093 or 0407 111 709 or visit

International Multicultural Christian Fellowship - Worship & Word every Sunday at 9.30am to 11.30am followed by free sausage sizzle - everyone welcome. For full details of events contact Pastor Raj Singh 0407177117 or /

Islamic Society of Gold Coast - Cnr Allied Drive & Olsen Avenue, Arundel. For more information visit

Islamic Society of Queensland hosts Zikre Mustapha programme Program starts from Maghrib to Isha Prayers. 2nd Saturday of the month at Rochedale Mosque - 2664 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains. Dinner provided  to all after Isha Namaz. For enquiries contact Imam Ali on 0407 156 527, Asif Ali Khan on 0411 516 007.

Kannada Sangha Qld Inc - Promoting Kannada culture, Kannada activities and community based events and functions. For more information contact: President Dr Balaji Hiremagalur 0421 583 273 Secretary Navin Kumar 0413 164 401, kannada - 52 Parkway Crescent Murrumba Downs Qld 4503.

Lourde Matha Malayalee Community - Every month Malayalam  Mass (Qrbana) in Brisbane. For more information about upcoming events.  Contact Fr. Thomas Areekuzhy 4697 3177 youth coordinator.  Siju Mathew 0432 192 558.

Malayalee Association of Qld – For a detailed list of upcoming events, contact the President C K Oonnikrishnan Nair on 0416 927 100 or E: or visit

Melmaruvathur Aadhiparasakthi Brisbane Mandram - For more information contact Sakthi Para 0438 778 483, Sakthi Jayanthan 0402 907 064 or Sakthi Kalyanasundaram 0411 165 067

Nexus Church - 151 Flockton Street, Everton Park Qld. For more information please call 07 3353 1377 or visit

Public Zikre Mustapha programme - Program starts from Maghrib to Isha Prayers. Last Saturday of the month at Logan Mosque - 260 3rd Avenue, Kingston.  Dinner provided free to all after Isha Namaz. For enquiries contact the chairman Mr Nawab Khan on 3209 4627

Queensland Fiji Football Association - QFFA - For information visit facebook: QueenslandFijiFa or

Queensland Telugu Association - For a list of upcoming events and membership information, please contact: Secretary, Mr Sai Gollapudi on 0409 907 934 or email

Sant Mat (Sant Baljit Singh) - Sant Mat is a practical path based on meditation on the inner Light and Sound, ethical values, service to others and love for all creation.  For further information contact 1800 462 193 or visit

Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir - 86 Scotts Lane, North Maclean, Qld 4280. Our Dharam Guru Param Pujya Pundit Tripathi Ji resides at Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir. Daily opening Hours: 7-11am / 5-8pm. Every Sunday: 4 to 6pm. Bhajans / Kirtan, prawachan, Prasadam and Maha Prasadam. For more information contact 0481 238 360

Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil (Ganesha Temple) and Hindu Education Centre - 4915 – 4923 Mt Lindsay H’way South Maclean. Temple Opening Hours: 7:30am – 11:00am and 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Pooja times – Weekdays 9:00am and 7:30pm. Weekends 9:00am and 6:00pm. Contact President Vimal “Vic” Ratnam 0411 594 394, Temple Priest 07 5547 7302. For full list of upcoming events please visit

St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Brisbane Malayalam Holy Qurbono, Sunday School and other spiritual activities. Holy Qurbono celebrated by Rev. Fr. Jigi Varghese at 2pm on the third Saturday of every month at St Mary’s & Joseph’s Coptic Orthodox Church, 2 Hamish Street Calamvale Qld 4116.  For more information about upcoming events and activities please contact: Dr. Joy Pynadath 0431 631 397, Joy Mathew 0403 114 470.

The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association - Gold Coast Bhajan - monthly Bhajans held every third Friday of the month starting at 7.15am at the Helensvale Community Centre - 31 Discovery Rd, Helensvale. For further information please contact Director/Religious Activities, Mr S Barataraj on 0417 588 839 or or visit

TOUCH Group of families Program includes Bollywood dance, Sri Lankan dance, Saomoa cultural dance, fashion show, musical program. Anyone who would like to join can contact or call Sripathy & family 0432 768 607, Vijekumar & family 3823 4628.

Vaishnav Sangh of Qld. For more information email or visit

Varnam Cultural Society (Qld) Inc. For more information call Rajarajan 0431 433 889 / Ayyapann 0418 909 825 or email

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Women of Light Our purpose … is to equip women for Life, by providing opportunities for personal growth, believing that every women is valued as a role model to her family, her work, her church and her community. We meet Every alternate Thursday at 11.00am at 3, Montserrat Place, Forest Lake and Buckby St, Nundah. Contact –  Mavis, 0418 745 179, 07 3879 973