WORKOUT TO SAVE OUR OCEAN
Today Time: 8–9am
Where: Top of Alexandra Hill, Alexandra Headland.
CrossFit Contessa and Contessa Booty Camp are partnering with sustainable swimwear brand OceanZen Bikini to help raise awareness of OceanZen Bikini’s crowd-funding campaign on the ethical platform startsomegood for the month of May. Grab your mates, get dressed in your best activewear and help OceanZen Bikini reach their goal of $40,000 by the end of the month by joining in this fun morning of fitness. The workout is free but donations to OceanZen’s crowd-funding campaign are encouraged to help continue their amazing work to save the ocean one bikini at a time. Visit www.eventbrite.com.au to reserve your spot.
F45 MAROOCHYDORE FREE OPEN DAY
Today Time: 8am–1pm
Where: 70–98 Dalton Dr, Maroochydore.
After much anticipation F45 Maroochydore is opening its doors next Saturday, May 27, and in preparation for the big day, they are hosting a free open day today.
Have a sneak peak inside the new studio, meet the team, get all your questions answered and discover why F45 is the revolutionary training system changing lives around the globe.
You can sign up for a foundation membership and if you do, you’ll be given a bonus $200 F45 goodie pack to kick-start your fitness goals.
If you’re not ready to sign up straight away, the team can set you up for a seven-,day free trial to kick off on Monday, May 29, so you can experience F45 first.
SUNSHINE COAST SURF FILM FESTIVAL
Today, tomorrow Time: See website for timetable
Where: Various venues. See website for details.
Join in a four-day celebration of surf film and culture with the latest cutting-edge surf productions made for the big screen.
Get lost in some travel documentaries, the first surf feature shot in glorious 4K, the growing influence of female surf culture as well as high-octane performance surfing that pushes surfers and their boards to the limits of what is possible. There will also be Jam and Juice breakfast session, Q and As with leading surf film producers, pop-up galleries, surfboard displays and a PechaKucha night on the topic of “making waves”. So if you love the sport and culture of surfing, join the photographers, designers, shapers and fashion makers who form part of the multi-billion-dollar worldwide surf industry we are fortunate to have today.
NOOSA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
Today, tomorrow Time: 9am, May 18, until 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.
ART THERAPY FOR WELL-BEING
Tomorrow Time: 9am–4.30pm
Where: Chenrezig Institute, 22 Johnsons Rd.
Increase self-awareness, clarify values and reconnect with yourself, others and the environment with a creative art therapy class for well-being, hosted by Shanna McLeod. Shanna is a qualified transpersonal arts therapist, an associated member of the Australian Creative Arts Therapy Association and International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Using her experience, Shanna will help you explore some soul-nurturing subjects, such as attitudes and beliefs around your own creativity, perspectives, moon cycles, art as intuition and the somatic qualities of art mediums. All art materials are provided. Visit www.chenrezig.com.au for tickets.
FUNDRAISER FOR VARIETY THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY
May 27 Time: 8.30am–noon
Where: Mercedes-Benz, 65 Maroochy Blvd, Maroochydore. Have you wanted to spend a weekend in luxury? Well now is your chance. Thanks to Mercedes-Benz Sunshine Coast,
Flaxton Gardens and 92.7 Mix FM you could win a Mercedes-Benz for the weekend plus a three-course lunch/dinner for two at the beautiful Flaxton Gardens.
This is all supporting Variety the Children’s Charity of Australia, raising money for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and their families, when the government can’t support them. Hosted by Miss World Australia Queensland contestant and Variety Queensland charity ambassador Danika Krnjaic.
Come along next Saturday and enjoy a sausage sizzle and goodie bags from 92.7 Mix FM. Danika and the Mix FM team will be hanging out from 8.30am at Mercedes-Benz Sunshine Coast selling raffle tickets for your chance to win. Raffle tickets will be sold on the day (prices to be confirmed) and the winner will be announced on the day. You don’t have to stick around, as long as you leave your contact details Danika will phone you with the good news.
HOT 91 LADIES OAKS DAY
June 2 Time: 10.30am–6pm
Where: Sunshine Coast Turf Club, 170 Pierce Ave, Caloundra. A day filled with champagne, fashion, food, racing, live music from Thundamentals and celebrity guests – it’s no secret Hot 91 Ladies Oaks Day is one of the hottest events on the Sunshine Coast social calendar. In its 13th year, Hot 91 has joined forces with the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program at the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital as their main beneficiary of the day. So frock up and get ready for some live racing, roving entertainment, fashions on the field and loads more. This is strictly an 18-plus event and ID must be shown upon entry. Tickets $30 for adults or $25 for a concession card, available at the door. More information at www.sctc.com.au/ event/hot-91-1-ladies-oaks-day.
SEA N SOUND FESTIVAL 2017
June 10 Time: Noon–11.30pm
Where: The Wharf Tavern, Parkyn Pde, Mooloolaba.
In its second year, Sea N Sound Festival aims to create a boutique blend of coastal lifestyle and local culture, focusing on the best live music, local seafood and Australian craft beer, bringing a truly Australian event to the Sunshine Coast. This year Boy and Bear will be headlining along with other great acts including Busby Marou, Timberwolf, Chris Flaskas, Doolie and more. Tickets are on sale for $75 or $85 at the gate. Tickets available at the venue or online at Moshtix. Event submissions included at discretion of the Life&Style Weekend editorial team.
◗ DINE OUT: Hastings St's Long Lunch, as part of the Noosa Food and Wine festival.
◗ F45 Training Maroochydore is opening next Saturday, May 27, and they are hosting a sneak peak today from 8am–1pm.
◗ Workout to Save Our Ocean is happening today on the top of the Alexandra Headlands hill. Join Crossfit Contessa and OceanZen Bikini from 8–9am. Donations appreciated.
◗ Sea N Sound Festival is happening again this year at the Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba.