Wynnum Central’s very own wine bar – Cedar & Pine in Bay Terrace – is holding two events over the next week that you might like to go along to. They are…
Sunday 14th October from 3pm – What’s Your Superpower
What’s Your Superpower is a community organisation that provides children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the opportunity to appreciate their unique potential, or superpower, as well as providing much needed support to their families and carers.
The group is currently run by the children’s carers, established from scratch by mothers who saw a need for this special kind of support, even in their own lives, and wanted to make a difference.
Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects the way an individual relates to their environment and other people, affecting an estimated 1 in 70 Australians. What’s Your Superpower offers a sense of belonging, understanding and acceptance not only to children with ASD, but their carers and siblings, who all have their own superpowers.
In the social group gatherings the children’s confidence and self-esteem soar as they realise their superpowers, whether it be knowledge of platypus or dancing, and embrace their true selves.
Any generosity is very appreciated by the group, who are seeking help with fundraising and donations to help more children with ASD and their families.
The event on Sunday at Cedar & Pine is in aid of the new group and there will be a grazing platter, pizza for sale, live music and raffles.
More info on the event on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/whatsyoursuperpowersocialgroup/ and on the event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/231644564215992/
Tuesday 16th October from 6.30pm – An evening with Madonna King
Madonna King is probably best known for hosting Mornings on ABC612 Radio Brisbane. She is also a journalist, author and media commentator. She has recently written a book ‘Fathers and Daughters’ about the relationship between fathers and their daughters. For the book she interviewed over 500 girls and many fathers, as well as leading psychologists, school principals, CEOs, police, guidance counsellors and neuroscientists, to get the answers all mothers, fathers and daughters need to know.
The title of her talk is ‘Helping teen girls and their dads build unbreakable bonds’.
Exploring a father’s role in his daughter’s life from a daughter’s perspective as well as the father’s, Madonna examines the key issues that arise to help families navigate the sometimes very difficult moments, and the book reveals why daughters turn against their fathers and covers teen rebellion, discipline, sexual education, the impact of broken families, how much influence a father can or should have and what you can do to repair a broken relationship.
The talk is hosted in conjunction with The Mad Hatters Bookshop in Manly and tickets, which are $40 for an individual and $55 for two, can be purchased on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/events/2109544265953296/