Tomorrow Time: 11am
Where: Foote Sanctuary, Park Lane, Buderim.
BYO chair or blanket and enjoy a blissful Sunday afternoon of music under the forest canopies at the Foote Sanctuary in Buderim.
Entertainment on the forest stage kicks off at 12:30pm while food and craft stalls start from 11am.
Admission is by gold coin donation, contact Bev Gourlay for any enquires on email@example.com or phone 5444 8675.
OUR SUNSHINE COAST CONCERT
August 6 Time: Gates open from 1pm. Performance times 2pm-4pm. Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium, 31 Sportsman Pde,
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast, the Sunshine Coast Council is hosting a community concert bursting with live entertainment, food and fun. Bring a blanket to this free, family-friendly event and enjoy kid’s entertainment and activities including a 100-piece orchestra, 200-voice choir plus 100-voice children's choir and dancers - conducted by Kim Kirkman, Beatles medley, original songs written to celebrate the occasion and the epic Carmina Burana by Carl Orff and special performer and MC Darren Percival and local heroes throughout the afternoon.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase.
NIGHTS ON OCEAN
August 11 Time: 5-9pm
Where: Ocean St, Maroochydore.
Immerse yourself in a bustle of people, culture, cuisine, the ever-changing atmosphere of sounds, fragrance, local art, produce and music. Maroochydore’s Ocean St is transformed into a buzzing night market every second Friday of the month, aiming to create new opportunities for local entrepreneurs, performers, artists and foodies as well as creating a hub for the community to enjoy a social night out.
August 11 Time: Doors open 7pm, music from 8pm
Where: The Shed at Downunder Drive, 73 Frizzo Rd, Bruce Highway, Palmview.
The Whitlams are back on the road for a special and limited tour following their immensely successful 25th anniversary tour earlier this year.
The current line-up has remained unchanged for the last 10 years and four albums. Consisting of Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Warwick Hornby on bass guitar and Terepai Richmond on drums, the boys hit The Shed at Downunder Drive stage next month. Tickets are $50. Visit www.theshed.live to book.
SUNSHINE COAST INTERNATIONAL READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL
August 12-13 Time: See website for timetable.
Where: Spread across the Coolum Civic Centre with major presentation marquees at the Jack Morgan Park, Coolum. Slam poetry, literature, singer-songwriters, a world-class children’s and YA writers’ program, children’s storytelling, arts and craft and all kinds of creative activities are on the agenda for the second annual Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival. The festival places a strong emphasis on region’s rich Aboriginal and South Sea Islander culture, surfing culture and global environmental concerns.
Details and tickets available at www.sunshinecoastreadersandwritersfestival.com.
LOUD SHIRT DAY
August 27 Time: 2-4:30pm
Where: The Mooloolaba Surf Club Function Room, The Esplanada, Mooloolaba.
Author, speaker and music man Barry Bull is hosting a fun afternoon of inspiring true-life stories, live music and entertainment including raffles and auctions with proceeds going towards Hear and Say.
Barry’s grandson Archer was born with seriously impaired hearing and the day he received his Cochlear implants was the day his hearing, listening and speaking future began. Archer’s family are so grateful for the wonderful support Hear and Say provide each week, giving the gift of sound and speech to deaf children.
Show your support, wear a loud shirt and join in this fundraising event. Tickets are $25. To book phone the Mooloolaba Surf Club on 07 5444 1300 or visit barrybull.com/concert.
WALK FOR WOMEN’S CANCERS
September 2 Time: 8am-noon
Where: Alex Surf Club, 167 Alexandra Pde, Alexandra Headlands.
Raise funds and help change the future for thousands of Queensland women by joining in this family-friendly walk for people of all ages and abilities.
The event will kick-start from the Alex Surf Club at 8am with participants taking part in either a 3km or 6km walk.
Grab a bunch of friends and join in the local community to help fund research for lifesaving treatments and support programs to ensure nobody goes on a cancer journey alone.
The Whitlams are performing at The Shed at Downunder Drive on August 11.
A group of 27 walkers at last year’s Walk for Women's Cancer.