Dec 2, 2013

Carols at Cotton Tree

With a jam packed family friendly line up of performances that are sure to be enjoyed by all. To top the night off, a great fireworks show will end the evening with a bang at 8.30pm. Bring a blanket and your picnic basket, however please note that Carols is a family friendly event and is an alcohol and glass free event. For the program and transport information check here.

Nov 17, 2013

A Glow Stick Run

'A Glow Stick Run' by Dream Run Events  is a unique trail running event offering runners magical and ethereal trail running experience.
The Magical Glow Stick Trail will be held on 29th November and winds through the beautiful bushland trails located at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast
Runners are guided through winding flat even trails by the incandescent glow of glow sticks that mark and light the way creating an ethereal running trail that seems to transport you to another realm, a feeling that has to be experienced to be believed.
On the trail there is
• NO loud music
• NO flashing lights
• NO rave style atmosphere

Oct 13, 2013

Opera at the Castle

The Underground Opera Company returns to the Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, (just a five minute drive from Maroochydore) for their next "Opera in the Castle" concerts. Resonating through the magnificent Banquet Hall, some of Australia's finest voices will perform a selection of pieces from popular operas and musical theatre showstoppers! 

This production makes for a wonderful experience and is recommended to anyone who loves music. With complimentary canapes served during interval in the Castle Courtyard and an audience limited to 100, Opera in the Castle will set the standard for an intimate evening of beautiful music and extraordinary voices in a wonderful setting.

Aug 18, 2013

Gympie Music Muster 2013

The Gympie Music Muster is Australia's Favourite Country Music Festival. This essential Australian entertainment experience brings music and mateship together under one big open roof, offering an experience like no other. 

The Gympie Music Muster is held over the last weekend of August each year in one of Queensland's most beautiful National State Parks. Each year the event showcases the finest artists, both local and international, celebrating country music 'in all its forms' across 9 stages. 

In 2013 22 - 25 August, the Gympie Music Muster welcomes The Mavericks (USA), Darryl Braithwaite, Jimmy Barnes and Missing Slim: a Tribute to Slim Dusty. It's a city in the bush, built by the community, for the community. 

The Gympie Music Muster is a not-for-profit event and since it began in 1982, has raised over AUD14.5m for community organisations and charities. It's not just about country's about the country, and the people who love it.

Jul 14, 2013

Caloundra Quilt Show

Caloundra Quilters are holding their 13th Biennial Quilt Show on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July from 9am to 4pm at the Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street, Caloundra (behind Caloundra Woolworths). 

With over 100 members in the group there is sure to be an impressive display of quilts of all designs and different techniques. The theme of this year’s show is “Beside The Sea” and members are responding to the challenge of making a place mat sized quilt in that theme in which 50 per cent of the supplied fabric must be incorporated.

These quilts will be on display and visitors are invited to vote for their favourite. Members will also be conducting quilting demonstrations including “English Piecing”, machine embroidery using a laptop computer and hand quilting. 
Entry is $5.00 

Jun 10, 2013

AGL Action Rescue Helicopter Annual Golf Day

The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter Annual Golf Day is a unique eighteen hole Ambrose competition. Peregian Springs golf Course is located in a stunning subtropical setting and is designed to reward great shot making. 

There will be plenty of laughter, scrumptious food and a fusion of cold beers and wines. Players will have the opportunity to mingle with staff and supporters of the Rescue Helicopter, plus the chance to play against the rescue crew team. 

This is an event not to be missed with action and surprises at every turn.

AGL Action Rescue Helicopter Annual Golf Day
Peregian Springs Golf Club,
95 Peregian Springs Drive, Peregian Springs

Friday 14th of June 2013

7am to 4.30pm

Event Cost: The cost for registering a team of four is $660

May 18, 2013

Health and Healing Expo 2013

The You Can Heal Yourself Expo is passionate about educating the general public on their health and healing options and providing a more scientific, balanced view of a healthy lifestyle and healing disease. They are focused on health care services and products who also reflect their ethos of education before sales, an absolute passion for helping people to help themselves, high ethical standards and quality products and services. Over 60 Displays on Health, Wellbeing, Natural Therapies, Sustainable and Organic Eco Living, Readers and Education.

Two days of Interactive events:

  • Local, National & International Exhibitors
  • 6 Highly Respected Keynote Speakers including doctors, university lecturers and natural health, fitness, sustainability and organic living experts
  • Featured Speakers and demonstrations
  • Choose from more than 20 – Seminars, Talks , Workshops, Demonstrations, Performances psychic, angel, mediums and Readers available for appointments
  • Fun and laughter (it is the best medicine)
  • 1000′s of $$ worth of Prizes and giveaways

May 4, 2013

2013 Australian Body Art Carnivale

Held annually in Eumundi, the Australian Body Art Carnivale is Australia’s premier body art event, attracting artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas. It is a colourful and creative festival experience for all ages. The dates for 2013 are Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May (Mother's Day).

The event is centred on competitions in full body art and face painting, but also includes competitions and exhibitions in wearable art, vehicle art and photography. 

The 2013 theme is the "Best of Oz" which lendsitself to a wide range of interpretations for artists. Think Aussie icons like the Opera House or Harbour Bridge, The Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, or Kakadu.  Iconic people like Dame Edna, Kylie Minogue, Metre Maids, Bondi Lifesavers, and sports stars from Black Caviar to tennis and cricketing legends may provide inspiration.  

Or iconic Aussie brands and inventions – from the pavlova to vegemite, or even the hills hoist.  Plus there is a host of Aussie movies from which to draw inspiration - from Mad Max to Priscilla Queen of the Desert.  The theme certainly doesn’t rule out interpretation of The Wizard of Oz either - good and wicked witches, scarecrows, tin men, munchkins and more

All weekend there will also be music, street performers, market stalls, and lots of fun activities for kids and families including face painting, craft workshops, pavement art and doll decoration workshop and competition. 

Apr 23, 2013

South East QLD Wine Expo

Enjoy wines and gourmet treats from the South East Queensland Region of wineries,gourmet food, condiment providers and chefs. Lots of entertainment, workshops and live music will be happening throughout the weekend to ensure you enjoy your wine and food tasting. Sit back and enjoy learning from our chefs or cruise the expo and discover the latest sensational ideas that will make your next dinner party one to be remembered.

From Gourmet food to exquisite wines there will be something for everybody to indulge. Wine Appreciation A wine appreciation area will ensure you learn from the best.

South East QLD Wine Expo
Big Pineapple Function Centre, Woombye
3rd of May 2013 - 4th of May 2013
11.00am - 8.00pm Friday, 12.00noon - 5.00pm Saturday
Event Cost: $15 per person

Apr 7, 2013

Australian Campdraft Association National Finals 2013

2013 Australian Campdraft Associations National Finals Campdraft and Presentation Dinner to be hosted by the Kilkivan Show and Campdraft Association Inc. at the Kilkivan Showgrounds from 17-20 April 2013.

The four days of action packed campdrafting will showcase the nation's most successful riders and horses currently on the campdrafting circuit. The ACA was established in 1972 and currently has 7500 members and 10000 registered horses, competitors will travel from all states to compete.

Mar 25, 2013

Pa & Ma Memorial Contest 2013

The first Pa Bendall Memorial contest was held at Moffat Beach on the 2nd and 3rd Of February 1974 in 3- 4 foot surf. First prize was $1500, the largest prise offered for any Australian surfing contest at the time. The competition attracted every professional surfer in the country including Wayne (Rabbit) Bartholomew, Simon Anderson and Hawaiian legend Gerry Lopez as well as hot local talent.
Since its inception the contest has been held for 37 consecutive years (9 as the Ma & Pa Bendall) and has been a spring board for many young surfers moving into the professional ranks with past winners including Australian and World champions and legends. It has also made a significant contribution to the community fabric of Caloundra and helped raise the profile of the region through international publicity created by the contest.
This years's contest will be held at Moffat Beach 29-31 March.