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AB­SO­LUTE KAOS TOUR 2017

To­day Time: noon–10pm.

Where: The Big Pineap­ple, 76 Nam­bour Con­nec­tion Rd, Woom­bye.

Just when you thought the Ab­so­lute Kaos Tour couldn’t get any more chaotic, Aus­tralia’s largest airbag has been added to the show, en­abling the big­gest tricks and jumps seen in the coun­try. Watch rid­ers per­form dou­ble and triple back­flips, front flips, dou­ble flairs, dou­ble cash rolls and much more BMX and scooter mad­ness. Apart from the amaz­ing sports spec­ta­cle, there will also be great live mu­sic. Tick­ets avail­able from oztix.com.au, fmxkaos.com.au and big­pineap­ple.com.au as well as at The Big Pineap­ple Kiosk.

HEALTHY SUN­SHINE COAST

To­day

Time: 7–8am.

Where: Ma­roochy Bush­land Botanic Gar­dens, Tanawha.

Soak in the nat­u­ral sur­rounds and en­joy some out­door yoga. No regis­tra­tion re­quired, sim­ply ar­rive 10 min­utes early and meet your in­struc­tor to com­plete a quick health screen­ing form and ad­vise of any in­juries prior to start­ing. BYO wa­ter bot­tle and mat.

ART BUGS

To­day

Time: 10am–noon. Where: Ma­roochy Arts and Ecol­ogy Cen­tre,

Tanawha.

Founder of the Gubbi Gubbi dance troupe Lyn­don Davis will be shar­ing sto­ries and in­dige­nous per­spec­tives on lo­cal biodiversity. In­sects are one of the im­por­tant sea­sonal in­di­ca­tors for Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple and learning to recog­nise their mes­sage is part of con­nect­ing to the land­scape and tak­ing care of it. Suit­able for ages five years and older and there is a $7.50 su­per­vis­ing adult fee.

SUN­COAST SPIN­NERS’ WHEEL­CHAIR BASKETBALL TOUR­NA­MENT

Jan­uary 13–15 Time: 9am–3pm.

Where: Caloun­dra In­door Sta­dium, North St, Golden Beach.

A record-break­ing num­ber of 16 Par­a­lympians will line up for this an­nual three-day tour­na­ment. Run­ning over three grades and rang­ing in age from five to 60 years, lo­cal team Sun­coast Spin­ners is in prime po­si­tion to take home the Premier Grade gold af­ter adding Tom O’Neill-Thorne to the line-up. He has been de­scribed as the ‘fu­ture of wheel­chair basketball in Aus­tralia’. Af­ter a rapid rise to the top of his sport, Tom be­came the youngest ever mem­ber of the Rollers squad af­ter help­ing the team win their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive world ti­tle at the 2014 IWBF World Cham­pi­onships in South Korea. This is a free event, visit www.sun­coast­spin­ners.com.au for more de­tails.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Jan­uary 17–18

Time: 5–6.30pm.

Where: Noosa Mu­seum, Pomona.

The cre­ative team be­hind Nathan Schulz Presents is fir­ing up its steam en­gine, set­ting its sails and get­ting its ele­phant ready to per­form a live re-en­act­ment of an orig­i­nal ra­dio broad­cast of Jules Verne’s clas­sic story Around the World in 80 Days. The story is set in 1873, be­gin­ning with a sim­ple wa­ger and the race against time for char­ac­ters Phileas Fogg and Jean Passep­a­rtout as they jour­ney around the world. Doors open at 5pm and tick­ets are $17 per per­son, $29 for cou­ples and $52 for a fam­ily of four. Chil­dren of mod­er­ate at­ten­tion spans are wel­come.

SUC­CU­LENTS IN THE SPRINGS’ SUC­CU­LENT PROP­A­GA­TION WORK­SHOP

Jan­uary 22

Time: 9–10.15am.

Where: Dul­cie Joe Co, 3/216 David Low Way, Pere­gian Beach.

Come along to learn about prop­a­ga­tion and cre­at­ing new life with suc­cu­lents. These work­shops will teach you how to prop­a­gate from a nice choice of healthy suc­cu­lents. You’ll then have this use­ful knowl­edge to take home and ben­e­fit from for years to come. Your prop­a­ga­tion kit is made to put di­rectly in your gar­den at home or on your desk or kitchen bench. Visit www.face­book.com/suc­cu­lentsinthes­prings for more in­for­ma­tion.

FLICK­ER­FEST

Fe­bru­ary 4

Time: 7.30pm.

Where: The J Noosa, Noosa Junc­tion. Flick­er­fest re­turns to the The J Noosa with the Best of Aus­tralian Shorts, cu­rated from the six Flick­er­fest Aus­tralian pro­grams. This is a one-off chance to see these amaz­ing short films be­fore they con­tinue their jour­ney around the world. Ex­pect to ex­pe­ri­ence the best in short film mak­ing Aus­tralia has on of­fer. Adult tick­ets are $18 and con­ces­sion price is $15.

RO­TARY CLUB OF CALOUN­DRA CHARITY GOLF DAY

March 17

Time: 10.30am–6pm.

Where: Pel­i­can Wa­ters Golf Club, 40 Ma­hogany Dr, Pel­i­can Wa­ters.

Pull out your best St Pa­trick’s Day at­tire and en­joy a won­der­ful day on the pres­tige course at Pel­i­can Wa­ters Golf Club. Team regis­tra­tion will in­clude green fees, golf cart, on-course com­pe­ti­tions, pre-golf burger bar and post-golf sausage siz­zle. Reg­is­tra­tions are now open and can be made by phon­ing the golf club

5437 5000 or email re­cep­tion@pel­i­can­golf.com.au. Funds will go to lo­cal pro­grams con­ducted by Ro­tary Club of Caloun­dra and Sun­nyKids.

Event sub­mis­sions in­cluded at discretion of the Life&Style Week­end editorial team.

PHOTO: WAR­REN LYNAM

A record-break­ing 16 Par­a­lympians will line up for this week’s an­nual three-day Sun­coast Spin­ners’ wheel­chair basketball tour­na­ment.

PHOTO: BRETT WORTMAN

Ben Say­ers, Jye Storen and Jack­son Ma­honey at the Caloun­dra Pan­thers AFL Club an­nual charity golf day at the Caloun­dra Golf Club, rais­ing money for Neil Es­p­ley.

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