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Life & Style Weekend - - THINGS TO DO ON THE SUNSHINE COAST -

HOT POTATO BAND

To­day

Time: 8pm

Where: Sol­bar, Ocean St, Ma­roochy­dore. Launch­ing their ea­gerly awaited al­bum Paint the Town and re­turn­ing from their ac­claimed per­for­mances at Wood­ford Folk Fes­ti­val, Hot Potato Band is paint­ing the Sun­shine Coast tonight at Sol­bar. Known to cause a se­vere case of happy fever, this 11-piece brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an in­cred­i­bly unique live show. The band’s unique sound comes from the ab­sence of a sin­gle drum kit, bass gui­tar and elec­tri­fied in­stru­ment. So how do they do it? You’ll have to see and hear it live for your­self to un­der­stand.

Tick­ets are $12.25, visit www.sol­bar.oztix.com.au/?Event=70214 to pur­chase.

EUMUNDI LANTERN PA­RADE

To­day

Time: 2–8pm

Where: Eumundi Mar­kets, Memorial Dr, Eumundi.

Join in the 2017 Earth Hour with an af­ter­noon of free fun and fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties at the Eumundi Lantern Pa­rade. The af­ter­noon will be­gin with some live mu­sic in the am­phithe­atre fea­tur­ing Swing Loco. There will also be a great se­lec­tion of free green arts work­shops in­clud­ing lantern mak­ing, wo­ven bird homes and re­cy­cled fi­bre paper mak­ing, pa­pil­lon (but­ter­fly) ear­ring-mak­ing work­shop with Kim Schoen­berger and free take-home ed­i­ble seedlings. The smell of street food will take over at 4.30pm in the fore­court out­side the CWA hall, fol­lowed by the sen­sa­tional North Arm State School Marimba Band, which will grace Eumundi with their fes­tive melodies from 5.45pm on­wards.

Last but cer­tainly not least, the lantern pa­rade will be­gin at 6pm. All are in­vited to progress down the main street of Eumundi. There will be plenty of spectacula­r lanterns to help carry, cre­at­ing a great op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the beau­ti­ful am­bi­ence of Eumundi with the whole fam­ily.

TALK – UNDERSTANT­ING CHIL­DREN’S EMO­TIONS

To­day

Time: 2–4pm

Where: CK Cof­fee Bar and Whole­foods, 17 Bris­bane Rd, Mooloolaba.

Do you have chil­dren, grand­chil­dren or work with chil­dren and won­der “why they do that”? Join Parenting by Con­nec­tion in­struc­tor Claire Rosina for a free talk to bet­ter un­der­stand your child’s be­hav­iour and what you can do to re­spond in a way that will help them through their strug­gles. Parenting by Con­nec­tion sup­ports par­ents in us­ing tools to help them con­nect and lis­ten to their chil­dren, as well as how to sup­port them­selves.

Phone Claire on 0466 844 085 to book or visit www.clairerosi­na.com for more in­for­ma­tion. Be­cause of the length of this talk and the na­ture of the sub­ject, Claire asks that you find child­care for your chil­dren so they get the proper care and con­nec­tion they need and so ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing you, can get the most out of the talk.

MIND­FUL YOGA RE­TREAT

To­day un­til to­mor­row

Time: 9am–4pm to­day and 9am–3pm to­mor­row

Where: Bel­lvista Meet­ing Place, 18 Lomond Cres, Caloun­dra West.

Es­cape the daily grind at this two-day Mind­ful Yoga Re­treat to de-stress and prac­tice nur­tur­ing tech­niques to feel more re­laxed, cen­tred and bal­anced. Led by yoga teacher

Paul Wood and mind­ful­ness trainer Lin­del Greg­gery, the re­treat in­cludes gen­tle yoga to re­lease ten­sion and en­hance flex­i­bil­ity and mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion for greater calm, clar­ity and peace of mind.

The beau­ti­ful Bel­lvista Meet­ing Place over­looks a tran­quil lake studded with water lilies sur­rounded by park­land. The re­treat costs $245 over the two days, in­clud­ing healthy lunches and snacks.

Visit www.gold­en­crown­heal­ing.com/ in­dex.php/prod­uct/mind­ful-yoga-re­treat, email lin­[email protected]­ingthenow.com or phone

0429 696 606.

PA­CIFIC CHAM­BER PLAY­ERS

April 1–2

Time: 2pm

Where: April 1 at Caloun­dra Unit­ing Church and April 2 at Coolum Catholic Church.

The Pa­cific Cham­ber Play­ers have their first con­cert for the year com­ing up fea­tur­ing Gra­ham Evans on clar­inet and bas­set horn and their new clar­inet­tist, Christy Dykes.

Tick­ets are $28 for adults, $25 con­ces­sion, $7 for stu­dents and are avail­able at the door. For more in­for­ma­tion phone 5446 81218. COOLUM LIONESS CLUB FUNDRAISER April 7

Time: 8.30am

Where: St Peter’s Church Hall, El­iz­a­beth St,

Coolum.

Coolum Lioness Club will be hold­ing a fundraiser, with some of the money go­ing to­wards the Lions Med­i­cal Re­search Foun­da­tion, pro­vid­ing re­search for dif­fer­ent dis­eases such as Parkin­son’s, car­dio­vas­cu­lar, peri­na­tal, bone and joint dis­ease. Do your part and join in the cent auc­tion raf­fles. There are heaps of ex­cit­ing vouch­ers from lo­cal busi­ness that have gen­er­ously do­nated as well as plants and lots of new prizes. Doors open at 8.30am and the raf­fle draws start at 10am. It costs $3 to take part and this in­cludes morn­ing tea. Raf­fle tick­ets are $1 for a sheet of 20. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Coolum Lioness Club sec­re­tary Heather Davis on 0484 573 633. ENGINES ALIVE

April 8

Time: 10am–4pm

Where: Queens­land Air Mu­seum, 7 Pathfinder Dr, Caloun­dra.

Feel the noise and hear the power of the Queens­land Air Mu­seum’s col­lec­tion of his­toric op­er­a­tional air­craft engines dat­ing from 1930.

The in­cred­i­ble sight and sound of a 1500-horse­power 14-cylin­der ra­dial en­gine pow­er­ing up is an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence and one that any rev head wouldn’t want to miss. The en­gine run times are 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. View the other 70-plus avi­a­tion dis­plays and take a ride in a Sec­ond World War Jeep. There will be a sausage siz­zle all day and drinks avail­able.

SUN­SHINE COAST ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR

April 22–23

Time: 9am–4pm

Where: Montville Vil­lage Hall.

Dis­cover a colour­ful and cre­ative fair full of beau­ti­ful and var­ied hand­made items crafted by our many lo­cal mem­bers and mem­bers of the community. For sale will be a huge range in­clud­ing woollen items, chil­dren’s cloth­ing, toys, wood­work, jams and spreads, jew­ellery, quilts and much more. Re­fuel at the small cafe with tea, cof­fee, cakes, slices and sand­wiches.

There will also be raf­fle tick­ets for sale, with a fan­tas­tic prize of two nights’ ac­com­mo­da­tion at Seren­ity on Montville val­ued at $800 up for grabs. Fair en­try is free, so come along and dis­cover a cre­ative bun­dle of lo­cally made good­ies.

NI­TRO CIR­CUS LIVE

May 6

Time: 3.30–5.30pm

Where: Sun­shine Coast Sta­dium, 31 Sports­mans Pde, Boka­rina.

Di­rect from sell-out shows across the globe, the world’s great­est ac­tion sports show Ni­tro Cir­cus Live re­turns to Aus­tralia, fea­tur­ing 30 of the world’s best ex­treme ath­letes in freestyle mo­tocross, BMX plus any­thing and ev­ery­thing you can imag­ine with wheels.

There will also be a host of ridicu­lous con­trap­tions be­ing launched 50 feet into the air by the crazy Ni­tro dare­dev­ils. Ex­pect to see the world’s biggest and most dan­ger­ous stunts in a fully chore­ographed, ac­tion sports the­atri­cal spectacula­r.

Tick­ets are on sale, visit bit.ly/2eyFzur.

THE AN­I­MALS

May 7

Time: Doors open 6pm for a 7pm start Where: The Shed at Dow­nun­der Drive, 73 Frizzo Rd, Bruce Hwy, Palmview.

UK rock­ers The An­i­mals are set to hit the Sun­shine Coast, adding to the stel­lar list of live per­for­mances rock­ing the roof off The Shed at Dow­nun­der Drive. With the Vi­o­lent Femmes con­cert on April 1 now a sell-out with 1100 fans locked in for the show, The Shed is vy­ing for the man­tle as the Sun­shine Coast’s lead­ing live en­ter­tain­ment venue. For­mer Cold Chisel star Ian Moss is also locked in on May 20. Tick­ets can be pur­chased from www.theshed.live.

TOUGH MUDDER SOUTH-EAST QUEENS­LAND 2017

May 20–21

Time: Starts 6am, May 20

Where: 87 Woodrow Rd, Wood­ford.

The 2017 Tough Mudder sea­son gets un­der way with a brand-new lo­ca­tion, epic new course and, of course, new hard­core chal­lenges. Home to the Wood­ford Folk

Fes­ti­val, Wood­for­dia will be trans­formed into an adren­a­line junkies’ play­ground.

With its rolling hills, im­pres­sive val­leys and thick back-forests, ex­pe­ri­ence the rush of

Tough Mudder’s amazing new 2017 course with thou­sands of other ad­ven­ture-seek­ing en­thu­si­asts. Best to recruit your mates now as you’ll need the team work to get through this course. Visit www.tough­mud­der.com.au.

PHOTO: EBRU YILDIZ

ROCK ON: The Shed at Dow­nun­der Drive is vy­ing for the man­tle as the Sun­shine Coast’s lead­ing live en­ter­tain­ment venue af­ter Amer­i­can folk rock band the Vi­o­lent Femmes has sold out with a ca­pac­ity crowd of 1100 fans set to see them rock on April 1.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTE­D

Gra­ham Evans and Christy Dykes will fea­ture at the Pa­cific Cham­ber Play­ers con­cert on April 1–2.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTE­D.

Es­cape the daily grind and dis­cover bal­ance for the mind and body on the two-day Mind­ful Yoga Re­treat led by yoga teacher Paul Wood and mind­ful­ness trainer Lin­del Greg­gery.

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