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Life & Style Weekend - - THINGS TO DO ON THE SUNSHINE COAST - Event sub­mis­sions in­cluded at dis­cre­tion of the Life&Style Week­end ed­i­to­rial team.

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.

OCEANZEN SEACHANGE

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.

DIS­COV­ERY EXPO

May 6–7

Time: 9.30am–5pm

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

May 18–21

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

May 21

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.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTE­D

Seek some clar­ity at the Dis­cov­ery Expo.

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