5 things you need to know about today
1 IF YOU’RE a retired man with time on your hands, why not head down to your local Men’s Shed today to enjoy some friendship and a sense of purpose? Shedders also deliver benefits for the wider community through major projects, donating arts and crafts, participating in community events and promoting men’s well-being.
2 THE Week of the Deaf is being held across the world from today. It’s a great chance for all of us to learn more about how deafness impacts people in our community.
3 A NEW playground has been opened at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanical Gardens. The Whipbird Walk is designed to mimic opportunities for nature-based play, allowing children to play on fallen logs, make cubby houses from sticks, play in the dirt and look for creepy crawlies. Just like the old days.
4 WHILE there was only one drowning on our beaches last season, lifesavers are not happy that 79% of the 783 people they rescued were swimming outside the flags.
5 JUST in case you forgot to mark it in your calendars, we wanted to remind you that the Festuri festival is being held at Caloundra’s Happy Valley Park next Saturday. There’s a huge range of international performers and other activities lined up for the annual multicultural day. So you can’t say you weren’t reminded.