We love to get out and about on the Sunshine Coast. Check out the below listings for events happening near you
HOT POTATO BAND
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
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
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
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
Where: St Peter’s Church Hall, Elizabeth St,
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Graham Evans and Christy Dykes will feature at the Pacific Chamber Players concert on April 1–2.
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.