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OCEANZEN SEACHANGE

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.

DIS­COV­ERY EXPO

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.

THE ANIMALS

To­mor­row

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

To­mor­row

Time: 9am-12noon

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

May 21

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.

Event sub­mis­sions in­cluded at dis­cre­tion of the Life&Style Week­end ed­i­to­rial team.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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