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BUDERIM REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION
Today Time: 10.30am Where: Eric Foote War Memorial Sanctuary, Park Ln (off Fountain St) John Dahl, of Buderim, was 44 years old when he signed up for the Australian army in 1916. While he had to say he was younger to get into the services, he wasn’t shy of letting it be known his disappointment of the younger generation being “too scared and not patriotic enough” to join the fight. Each year, the Buderim War Memorial Community Association’s Anzac and Remembrance Day Committee chooses a Buderim hero to be remembered along with more than 60,000 of his comrades who died in World War 1. This year, John Dahl’s life and death in action will be recalled.
2017 SUNSHINE COAST CHILLI EATING CHAMPIONSHIP
Today and tomorrow Time: Today 2.30–3.30pm (registration from 2pm) and tomorrow 2–3pm (registration from 1.30pm). Where: Today at the Caloundra Hotel, Caloundra, and tomorrow at The Creek Tavern, Mountain Creek The search is on for the Sunshine Coast’s spiciest chilli fan this weekend, just two weeks out from the hottest event to hit the Sunshine Coast, the Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival. Contestants will race to finish a bowl of super-hot, blow-your-head-off type chicken wings, made from a secret recipe combining both chillies and spices. Heat one is on today at Caloundra Hotel and heat two is on tomorrow at the Creek Tavern. The four fastest chicken wing eaters of each heat will automatically go in to the Chilli Eating Championships which happen on the day of the Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival on Bulcock St, Caloundra, November 25. The winner will score bragging rights, a trophy and the title of the 2017 Sunshine Coast Chilli Eating Champion.
Tomorrow Time: 1–5pm. Where: Kingfisher Dr, Peregian Beach. Pack the picnic rug, kick off your shoes, slap on the sunscreen and bring your coin jar as hundreds of fellow music-loving locals and tourists trek to the little town of Peregian Beach to dance, shake, laugh, clap, sing and jump with joy to original music in the park. This month’s headline acts includes Electrik Lemonade (Gold Coast nine-piece funk), The Moonsets (formerly the Flumes), Hobo Magic (Sunshine Coast’s favourite heavy blues-rockers) and Arpier (local emerging artists on the rise). The tunes kick off at 1pm and the drum circle is on at 2.30pm (BYO drum). This is a family-friendly event, all ages are welcome.
FAMILY FUN DAY
November 26 Time: 10am–3pm. Where: Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore. Help our native wildlife by joining Wildlife Rescue Sunshine Coast for a family fun day. The kids will love the reptile display, plus there will be a jumping castle and face painting. Fuel up with a sausage sizzle ore check out the food and market stalls. There will also be raffles and loads of prizes to give away. All proceeds go directly to the rescue and care of our wildlife.
JUNGLE LOVE FESTIVAL
November 30 – December 2 Where: Borumba Deer Park, Yabba Creek, Imbil. A boutique music festival that celebrates up-and-coming local musicians, artists and art workers. This is a festival like no other, set in the beautiful natural surrounds of Borumba Deer Park and backing onto the lush Yabba Creek, where punters often take a swim before another dance.
ROCK N ROOTS
December 2 Time: Doors open 2.30pm with the first act kicking off at 2.45pm Where: The Caloundra RSL Function Room, 19 West Tce, Caloundra. Entering a new era of Sunshine Coast Entertainment, the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roots event hosts a talented mix of Sunshine Coast rock and roots musicians doing great things locally and nationally. Acts include Bearfoot, Buck Dean and the Green Lips, Chris Flaskas Trio, The Unknowns, Pete Allan Collective, Olivia Ruth, Dan Horne, Deano, Van Larkins and Dear Willow. Tickets are $17 pre-sold at http://bit.ly/2gVAfiY or $20 at the door.
Bearfoot will perform at Rock n Roots event on December 2 at The Caloundra RSL. .