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Contact President: Yousuf Alikhan 0401 006 430 / Parades: Vinita 0403 813 693 / Stalls: Vivek 0424 579 039 / Sponsorship: Usha 0419 775 416  & Viral 0410 549 689 /
Volunteers: Robin 0416 159 911 /  Performers: Umesh 0421 388 465 & Yousuf 0401 006 430

Islamic Society of Algester Fundraising Dinner Auction - 25 April – 6pm for 6.30pm start at Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha.We anticipate favourable support from the communities of South East Queensland for this function and hope and pray that all of the Ummah will partake in helping their own cause for the hereafter with support of the construction of a Masjid. For more information contact or visit 

Varnam Cultural Society (Qld) Inc. Presents Chithirai Kalai Vizha 2014 – 26 April – 6pm at Indooroopilly State School, Ward Street, Indooroopilly. Classical dances, comedy drama, kid’s programs, speech, light music etc. For more information & tickets please contact Sathish 0433 922 733 (Brisbane South), Rajmokan 0413 178 278 (Brisbane West), Shilpa 0466 685 229 (Brisbane North), Sivasankaran 0404 646 172 (Brisbane East) and Chozhan 0430 996 620 (Gold Coast)

Switch to Ipswich OZ Night Market - Food, Family & Fun - 26 April -A new market experience in Ipswich City. The opening of a new market experience that highlights food, family and fun will open on April 26 at the Boovil Shopping Centre in the underground car park. Commencing at 5pm to 10pm every Saturday night this will be an outing that invites everyone to come and experience some great food and shopping with entertainment. It will open on the Anzac weekend with a soft launch to introduce the markets to be followed by official launch on May 24 with the Mayor Paul Pisasale. Anzac Day special: FREE entry and gifts for all military servicemen and families. The Classic & Muscle Car Club of Ipswich will join OZ Night Market to display their amazing cars! All owners of the displayed cars will have a FREE drink! Find out more about the great OZ Night Market: / / 

Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia Inc – 3rd Australian National Hindu Conference – Serving Australia, Serving community – 26 & 27 April – 8.30am to 5.30pm at Novotel Parramatta, 350 Church Street, Sydney. Workshops, networking, discussions. For more information / registration please visit  or email 

Rotary Club of Archerfield - Rotary fun night - 30 April – 6pm at Michael's Restaurant, 223 Padstow Road, Eight Mile Plains. A night of fun, 7 Course dinner, Punjabi Bhanghra, International comedian + more. For bookings contact Zaffar Khan (President of Rotary Club of Archerfield) 0400 162 463 / or Lester Drew (President Elect Rotary Club of Archerfield) 0459 124 428

Australian United Pentecostal Fellowship - Brisbane Conference 2014 - 9, 10, 11 May – Guest speakers Ps P.C. Cherian, Ps K. Joy. Worship: Bro. Jaison George with AUPF Choir. Venue: 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights. For programme details and further information please contact Ps John Thomas 0402 551 220, Br. Roy Dommen 0470 334 343 or email

Kannada Sangh Queensland Inc proudly presents Happy Ugai - 10 May – Combined Ugadi and cultural program starting at 5pm at Cavendish Road State School, Cnr of Holland Road and Cavendish Road, Holland Park. (Please enter the hall through Gate No. 1 on Cavendish Road. Ian Kaye, Honorable Member for Greenslopes will be chief guest. An evening of extravaganza of dance, drama, and music followed by sumptuous dinner at table. Members: Adults $15, children $5 and below 5 years free. Non-Members: Adults $20 and children $10. Limited tables due to size of hall, book early to avoid disappointment. For more information or tickets please contact: Ajay Pattan 0403 703 124 / Basavaraj Basapur 0432 470 072 or email

Friends and Alumni of Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana. Aust invite you to a fundraising dinner supporting and promoting the work at CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana - 10 May  – 5.30pm for 6pm start at St Phillips Anglican Church Hall, 115 Cornwall Street, Annerley, Brisbane. Guest Speaker: Dr Basant Pawar, Nephrologist Alice Springs NT. Entertainment: String Ensemble (Booval School of Music), Bhangra -Shere-e-Punjab group, Tabla recital by Mr Peter Sudershan. 3 Course meal included. For tickets and further details please contact Dr Jacob Cherian 0419 732 780, Dr Harish Ishwariah 0407 459 072.


Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya Aradhana - 18 May – You are cordially invited to an evening of devotional music on the occasion of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya's 606th birthday. 4pm at Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir, 46 Daymar Street, Burbank. For more information contact Mr Joga Rao Nakka on 07 3277 2492 (a/h), Dr Raja Raman Eri 0430 582 522. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated.

IJIMP CD Launch – 14 June 2014 The concert supported by BEMAC will be held at Queensland Multicultural Centre (QMC) Auditorium, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point from 7.30pm. IJIMP comprises Ravikesh Singh (table) and Carl Rathus (shakuhachi) playing Indian-Japanese fusion music. The CD launch will be supported by local world musicians. RSVP Carl Rathus – or 07 3379 7859 or Ravikesh Singh –  or 0403 822 165

Hindu Society of Queensland – Navraatri Celebrations – 25 September to 2 October – For further information please contact Prakash Shandil 0408 876 414

Hindu Society of Queensland – DEEPAWALI CELEBRATIONS – 11 October – The Hindu Society of Queensland advises that we will be celebrating Deepawali on 11th October 2014 (Saturday) at Cannon Hill Anglican College – Corner of Junction Street & Krupp Roads, Cannon Hill (or alternative venue). I kindly and sincerely make a plea and request to all Hindu organisations planning a celebration for Deepawali, please kindly avoid conflicting with our set date. Please note that Navraatri Celebrations will be from Thurs 25 Sept to Thurs 2 Oct and hence we are very much locked in with 11th October date. For more information contact Prakash Shandil 0408 876 414



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   

Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir - Every Sunday - 4 to 6pm Bhajans, Kirtans, Prawachan by Pt Tripathi Ji followed by Maha Prasadam. 86 Scott Lane, North Mclean. 

Brisbane Super Kings Cricket Club Inc - Every Sunday Currently we have a few more spots available. To join the club or for further information please contact Sathish 0433 922 733, Bala 0450 927 578 or Rajarajan 0431 433 889. Visit   or email   


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