We love to get out and about on the Sunshine Coast. Check out the below listings for events happening near you
HEART WEEK EXPO
Today Time: 9am–noon
Where: Bragg St, Birtinya (opposite the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital)
Find out how to improve your health and well-being at the Sunshine Coast Heart Week Expo.
Discover healthy cooking ideas, proudly supported by Stockland, with a demonstration by Kim McCosker from 4 Ingredients at 10am. There will be all kinds of lively activities including yoga, thai chi, massages, a jumping castle, face painting, bike rides by TravelSmart and the Heart Foundation walk starts at 9.30am. Mayor Mark Jamieson will officially open the expo along with guest speakers throughout the day featuring Professor Kim Greaves, director of cardiac research, Sunshine Coast University Hospital at 9.15am; Associate Professor Chris Askew, head of the VasoActive Research Group and senior research fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast at 10am; Dr Rohan Poulter, director of cardiology, Sunshine Coast University Hospital at 10.45am; and Dr Hattie Wright, senior lecturer, nutrition and dietetics, University of the Sunshine Coast at 11.30am.
May 6 Time: noon–1pm
Where: Alexandra Headland Beach
Want an ocean sechange? Then turn your household waste into a bikini or budgie smugglers and literally wear your waste around your waist to help raise awareness for a global issue that is affecting our oceans.
80% of oceanic plastic comes from land based sources such as drink bottles and plastic packaging.
Save all your plastic household products for seven days leading up to this event and create a swimsuit for yourself made from items you would have put in recycling or the bin. It’s a great little experiment to see how much plastic we produce without even realising.
Inspired by the OceanZen recycled fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets from the ocean, OceanZen is launching a crowdfunding campaign on the ethical platform startsomegood on May 1 for 30 days.
Visit oceanzenbikini.com or email Steph on [email protected]bikini.com for further inquires.
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina
Are you wishing to awaken your own spirit? Perhaps you need guidance and clarity or just a push in the right direction? Discover the answers at Discovery Expo.
Bought to you by Conscious Life Events, this two-day expo brings an abundance of mystery and awareness, offering all aspects of metaphysics, alternative and holistic therapies and healings, featuring some of Australia’s most acclaimed and accomplished psychics plus more than 60 conscious exhibitors.
Tickets are $10 per day or $15 for the weekend and available for purchase at the door. Prepare yourself for a weekend of inspiration, self-discovery and guidance.
NOOSA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
Time: 9am May 18 till 6pm May 21
Where: Various locations around Noosa Heads.
Noosa, food and wine – it’s a simple recipe for a jolly good time. Join in a weekend of delicious flavours along Noosa Main Beach, Hastings St, Noosa River, surrounding restaurants and markets and through the hinterland. There’s plenty to see, do and of course eat and drink. Meet some of the leading chefs in Australia including local Masterchef runner-up, Matt Sinclair.
Tickets available at www.noosafoodandwine.com.au.
GERBERA CHARITY WALK
Time: Flexible start 8–10am
Where: Cotton Tree Park (Maroochydore Rotary Park), opposite Second Ave.
May is Domestic Violence Prevention month. The Gerbera Charity walk will help raise community awareness of domestic violence and support the Sunshine Coast women’s refuge, Sonshine Sanctuary.
The walk starts at Cotton Tree Park and follows the picturesque coastline to Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba and The Spit. With car parks at all these locations you can arrange a walk that suits your fitness level. Finish your walk at any of these points or do a round-trip to return to Cotton Tree Park.
Everyone who joins the walk will be given an orange gerbera daisy to wear. The symbolism behind an orange gerbera supports the Orange Your World initiative of the United Nations: UniTE to end violence against women and girls.
Seek some clarity at the Discovery Expo.