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
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.
Time: 10am–noon. Where: Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre,
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
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Funds will go to local programs conducted by Rotary Club of Caloundra and SunnyKids.
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A record-breaking 16 Paralympians will line up for this week’s annual three-day Suncoast Spinners’ wheelchair basketball tournament.
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.