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FOOTE-TAP­PING CON­CERT

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 bevyart@oze­mail.com.au 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,

Boka­rina.

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.

THE WHITLAMS

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.

PHOTO: OLY BEGG

The Whitlams are per­form­ing at The Shed at Dow­nun­der Drive on Au­gust 11.

PHOTO: JOHN MCCUTCHEON

A group of 27 walk­ers at last year’s Walk for Women's Can­cer.

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