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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.

PHOTO: JOHN MCCUTCHEON

◗ DINE OUT: Hast­ings St's Long Lunch, as part of the Noosa Food and Wine fes­ti­val.

PHOTO: FACE­BOOK.

◗ F45 Train­ing Ma­roochy­dore is open­ing next Satur­day, May 27, and they are host­ing a sneak peak today from 8am–1pm.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

◗ 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.

PHOTO: JOHN MCCUTCHEON

◗ Sea N Sound Fes­ti­val is hap­pen­ing again this year at the Wharf Tav­ern, Mooloolaba.

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