Festival back in fashion
Runway action kicks off tomorrow
THE Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival is ready for its 11th year, with final preparations underway before it kicks off on October 19.
What began as a one-off event, took on a life of its own, moving from a very heavy focus on local fashion labels with one high profile guest, to an event that showcases more interstate and international labels than ever before — the majority of which are not showing anywhere else in Australia.
A new venue at The Sebel, Pelican Waters, lends itself to a new direction for the event.
With the 2018 theme being “curated”, a greater diversity in brands, looks and higher quality than ever before will be experienced across three shows — Swimwear and Resort, Ready to Wear and Couture — and the recently announced Australian Men’s Fashion Week show.
The Sunshine Coast Style Awards, and the Sunshine Coast Design Awards and Hall of Fame move to the Friday evening timeslot with drinks and nibbles.
The Trade Lounge is open to non-ticket holders all day from 9am-3pm, after which it becomes the exclusive domain of ticket holders, media and industry who can shop wholesale for most brands.
With guests staying onsite, mingling and networking by the pool, on the terrace, by the many waterfalls and at the bar, everything happens in one gorgeous location.
More than 19 labels will be on display during the festival and two award shows will also be held.
The Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival aims to deliver a full fashion week experience in just 24 hours.
For more information, visit sunshine coastfashionfestival.com.
CALOUNDRA ARTS CENTRE: Want to learn to knit or crochet? Caloundra Arts Centre is holding weekly knitting and/or crochet lessons on Monday nights, starting at 7pm and finishing at 9.30pm. They will be held at 5 North Street, Caloundra. The cost will be $10 per lesson or just $5 for members. Phone Trish on 0409 948 604 or email email@example.com. PROBUS CLUB OF CURRIMUNDI:
The club meets at Golden Beach on the morning of the second Wednesday of each month. Membership is currently open to retired or semi-retired men and women. The meetings are held at the Indoor Bowls Club, Burke Street, Golden Beach. Phone Sue or Peter on 0421 318 024 for further information or come to one of the meetings. CALOUNDRA SENIOR CITIZENS
CLUB: The club recently moved to the Uniting Church hall, on the corner of Queen Street and Ulm Street South. On Mondays we have tai chi exercises, indoor bowls, Whist, Bolivia and 500. On Wednesdays we have musical entertainment, hoy, mah jong, indoor bowls and 500. On Thursdays there is gentle exercise and a second session of tai chi exercises. Membership for 2018 costs only $10. For details, phone Ray on 5438 1403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPSQ’S Thursday 7pm meeting in Caloundra on October 18 has been cancelled due to executive members’ absence. WEEKLY WELLNESS SESSIONS held every Thursday 9.30-11.30am at Little Mountain. Sessions include meditation, body stretches and focus promoting wellness. Phone Helen 0411 082 386.
CALOUNDRA QUILTERS meet at the Caloundra Art Centre at 5 North
information on the wide selection of volunteer opportunities available and how to get involved. Registration essential. via volunteeringsunshinecoast.org.au. More information, phone
5475 8989 or visit library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au. THE CALOUNDRA AFRICAN VIOLET
& INDOOR GARDEN CLUB is looking for new members to enjoy our company of ladies who like to garden in all aspects of potted or outdoor plants. We have monthly speakers to teach us and a monthly bus trip is organised. Lots of fun is had by all. Meetings are held on
the Steps Complex. Entry by gold coin donation. YOGA/MEDITATION for all age groups held in a friendly relaxed space in Little Mountain. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am. Phone Helen 0411 082 386. CALOUNDRA BLUE CARE AUXILIARY will be holding their annual fete on Saturday, October 27 in the Caloundra Uniting Church Hall, corner of Ulm and Queen Streets, from 8am-1pm. Come and join in the fun and help support your Blue Care Community Service. Donations may be left at the church hall on Friday, October 26 after 1pm. SUNSHINE SOUL CONNECTIONS
CURRIMUNDI Monday 9.30am, relax, unwind, meditate and have fun with like-minded people and enjoy exploring different techniques. Phone Christine 0413 942 593 for details.
U3A SUNSHINE COAST invites members and visitors to a talk by Denise Simmons on “Chronic Disease Management”. The talk is on Wednesday, October 24 at 1pm at the Southern Cross Care Village, 57 Village Way, Caloundra. Phone Mary Ann for details 5493 2173. SUNSHINE COAST COMPUTER CLUB Find out how to secure and safely use all your devices, mobile phone, tablet and computer! We know of a number of people in the local community who have suffered greatly because they did not understand how to set up basic device security. Saturday, October 13 from 9-11am at the Caloundra Community Hall, 87 Queen Street, Caloundra. CALOUNDRA SHARKS JUNIOR
RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB AGM on October 30. All committee positions are open and we are now asking for nominations. Nominate at email@example.com.
FASHIONABLE: The International Fashion Festival is on October 19.
TEXTILE SHOWCASE: Explore the world of wearable and sculptured art at Botanical Colourings, an exciting collection on textile work created by members of The Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Interest Group. The work on display encompasses wearable, sculptures and wall hangings. The exhibition will run from October 26-November 24 at Wan’din’in Art Space, 73 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. For more information, search Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Interest Group on Facebook.