May 6 Time: 12noon-1pm.
Where: Alexandra Headland Beach
WANT to SeaChange in the ocean? 80% of oceanic plastic comes from land-based sources such as drink bottles and plastic packaging. It’s an alarming fact, but the solution lies in each and everyone of us.
Join fellow beach lovers and literally wear your waste around your waist by turning your household rubbish into a bikini or budgie smugglers to help raise awareness for a global issue that is effecting our oceans.
Inspired by the OceanZen recycled fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets from the ocean, OceanZen needs you to get this important message heard.
Get creative and create yourself a swimsuit made from recyclable plastic containers and other rubbish. Not only will it raise eyebrows but it’s a great little experiment to see how much plastic we produce without even realising.
Visit oceanzenbikini.com or email Steph on [email protected]bikini.com for further enquiries.
SUNSHINE PLAZA ONE DAY SALE
Today Time: 9am-5:30pm
Where: Sunshine Plaza, Horton Pde, Maroochydore. CELEBRATING the arrival of Autumn Winter 17 fashion in the upmost style, more than 60 offers and experiences available from your favourite fashion, beauty and homewares brands plus some awesome pop-ups, giveaways and entertainment are hitting the Sunshine Plaza today for a day of shopping heaven. There will be loads of freebies on offer including personal styling sessions, candle making workshops and even morning yoga sessions. Test your luck and enter the Instagram shopping spree competition or Black Pantry marshmallows giveaway. T&Cs apply, see Sunshine Plaza website for details.
GUIDED GARDEN TOUR
Today Time: 9-10:30am
Where: Yandina Community Gardens, 41 Farrell St, Yandina. WANT to learn and be inspired about what to grow in the sub-tropics and how?
Join one of Yandina Community Gardens volunteers, Colleen Bichel, for a tour of the greens. Meet at the aquaponics system before venturing off on the approximate 90-minute tour. Discover permaculture principles and witness design ideas in action. Don’t forget to wear a hat and bring a water bottle. A gold coin donation would be appreciated to contribute to the overall running costs of the gardens.
Today till tomorrow 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.
Time: Doors open 6pm for a 7pm start.
Where: The Shed at Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Rd, Palmview. GROOVE your way back to the sixties British Invasion with UK music legends, The Animals. Performing all their greatest hits including The House of The Rising Sun, We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place, It’s My Life, Don’t Bring Me Down and loads more. Hardcore fans will be in for a treat with original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Scott Whitely bringing The Animals live experience down under. Tickets start at just $45 online + $1.95 booking fee. Tickets available at www.rollerdigital.com
MARINE CONSERVATION SAILING
Where: Meet at Ocean Shepherd Espresso Bar, 9/87 Sea Pearl, First Ave, Mooloolaba.
ARE you passionate about protecting and preserving the ocean and its wildlife? Join the local team at Ocean Shepherd, proudly supporting non-profit conservation organisation, Sea Shepherd, on a three-hour sail spotting marine life and swimming the water. Tickets are $59 for adults and $20 for kids. By purchasing a ticket you will be supporting Sea Shepherd’s mission to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. The sail for a cause is limited to 20 passengers, so ensure your spot, phone 07 5444 1617 or drop into the Ocean Shepherd Espresso Bar to purchase tickets.
FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOP
Tomorrow Time: 2-4pm
Where: Evans Farm, 85 Mountain View Rd, Maleny. CHANNEL your inner earth child and learn the art of flower crowns all while helping rescue farm animals and local wildlife. Bring your girlfriends along for a relaxing afternoon at Evans Farm overlooking the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains Range. Heavenly Blooms will be supplying beautiful seasonal florals and foliage plus all the tools and materials necessary to create your very own flower crown. Tickets are $60 with profits going to the farm rescue at Evans Farm. To secure your spot please email [email protected]farm.com.au. For more information visit www.evansfarm.com.au.
GERBERA CHARITY WALK
Time: Flexible start 8am to 10am
Where: Cotton Tree Park (Maroochydore Rotary Park), opposite Second Ave.
MAY is Domestic Violence Prevention month and the Gerbera Charity walk will help raise community awareness of domestic violence and support the Sunshine Coast women’s refuge, Sonshine Sanctuary. It’s $5 to participate and children are free. The walk starts at Cotton Tree Park and follows the picturesque coastline to Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba and The Spit. With carparks 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.
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Sunshine Plaza’s Autumn Winter One Day Sale event, workshops, mini-events and 60+ offers across fashion, homewares and beauty is on today from 9am till 5.30pm.
Join sustainable swimwear brand OceanZen today at Alexandra Headlands Beach at 12noon and literally wear waste on your waist to raise awareness of the toxic hazard plastic has on the ocean and marine life.