5 things you need to know about to­day

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS -

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.

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