SWEET SOUNDS: Yolanda Be Cool will perform at today’s Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day.
SWEET SOUNDS: Yolanda Be Cool will perform at today’s Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day.

10 things to do this weekend on the Sunshine Coast


What: Hot 91 annual Ladies Oaks Day

Where: Corbould Park, Little Mountain

When: Today. Gates open from 10.30am.

Cost: $25 pp This event is strictly an 18 years and over.

THE Hot 91.1 Ladies Oaks Day is one of the most popular race days on the racing calendar. Yolanda Be Cool and the Sydney Hotshots will be performing on the main stage on the day, and fashions on the field sees a prize pool of $12,000. Courtesy buses are available to and from Corbould Park. A percentage of the gate takings will be donated to STEPS Charity.


What: 2016 Maleny Agricultural Show

Where: 13 Maleny-Stanley River Rd, Maleny

When: Today and tomorrow from 8am

Cost: Adult $15, pensioner/student (high school) $10, student (primary) $5, family (two adults and three children under 15 years) $30.

MALENY Show has a fabulous line-up of talent, the best in show, displays and exhibits from artisans and craftsmen, and fun competitions and challenges. The official opening ceremony and first grand parade starts about 2.30pm today. Horse events (including show jumping) in the main arena run all day today and tomorrow, and a special highlight tonight is the talented Mikayla Jade, equine artist and trick/stunt rider. Show favourites Eljay are back again for more motorcycle and bicycle stunt shows in the entertainment arena, as well a Shaundar Herding School, featuring sheep/dog trials and demonstrations.


What: Lamkin Lane Live

Where: Lamkin Lane, Caloundra

When: Tonight, from 5pm

IF live music is your thing, then you won't want to miss this. Catch Megan & The Achilles, The Unknowns, Jimmy Watts Band, Joel Anthony live on stage at Paisley Park Project for the next Lamkin Lane Live event tonight. Pop-up bar, food trucks, and artwork by Gary Kerr.


What: Helping Hand Charity Op Shop fashion parade

Where: Mooloolaba Uniting Church, 6 Meta St

When: Tonight, 6.30pm

Info: 0414 698 632

FASHION parade with all clothes available to buy on the night. Live entertainment and supper provided.


What: Cycling competition fundraiser for school chaplaincy on the Sunshine Coast

Where: Goodlife Community Centre, 100 Buderim Pines Rd, Buderim

When: Tomorrow, 3-6pm

MORE than 300 competitors will battle it out at Spin Off 2016 to support school chaplains on the Sunshine Coast. Teams will race against each other to raise the most money for school chaplaincy, supporting the region's 100 chaplains. Teams will compete for a share in prize money and the opportunity to walk away with the coveted Spin Off trophy.


What: Breakthru School Music and Dance Competition

Where: The Riverwalk Stage at Sunshine Plaza

When: Every Saturday between May 28 and June 18

Info: www.sunshineplaza


SOME of the Sunshine Coast's most talented young singers, dancers and musicians will put their performance skills to the test to represent their school in Sunshine Plaza's 2016 Breakthru School Music and Dance Competition. Members of the public are invited to watch the performances by participating schools.


Where: Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue

When: Tomorrow, from 7.30am

Cost: Entry fee is $5 each, kids under 12 free admission.

Info: Tom Wall 0418 744 887, tomwall@bigpond.com

YOU'LL find rich treasure hunting ground at Collectorama Fair. One hundred and 40 dealers from far and wide bring amazing vintage, retro, antiques and collectables. Food and refreshments are available. Free parking and ATM onsite.


What: St Andrew's Anglican College Family Fair

Where: 40 Peregian Springs Dr, Peregian Springs

When: Tomorrow from 11am

GET ready for an action packed, fun-filled day at the St Andrew's Anglican College Family Fair. There'll be favourite stalls as well as an animal nursery, face painting, lucky jar, lob-a-choc and lots more. Rides will start at 11.30am with something for all ages, including the Flash Dance Ride, dodgem cars, Swinger, Pirate Ship and Human Hamster Balls. Live entertainment on the main stage will include dancing and music, with a fireworks display to top the day off at 5.30pm. Entrance is free and you can enjoy unlimited rides by purchasing a $35 wrist band. Rides can be purchased individually from $3 to $5 per ride.


Where: Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Tanawha

When: Sunday, 9am

KEEN-eyed Sunshine Coast locals are needed to help search for koalas at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden. Not only would volunteer koala spotters get to explore one of the natural jewels in the Sunshine Coast crown, they'll be helping protect these precious little furry Aussies. If you would like to be involved in finding the next few koalas and contribute to fostering a greater understanding of their movements in this region, there's no need to RSVP, just go along to the Arts and Ecology Centre by 9am to be allocated to a search team. Afterwards, participants can stay to enjoy a free sausage sizzle. Be sure to wear covered walking shoes and take drinking water.

10. JAZZ

What: The David Bentley Trio

When: Sunday, 3pm

Where: The Bison Bar, C-Square, 52-64 Currie St, Nambour

Cost: $15. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/LCCP

FEW would know that the writer of a Rod Stewart hit song now resides here on the Sunshine Coast. Internationally recognised songwriter/musician David Bentley has had a remarkable international career, has released several critically acclaimed albums and now brings his jazz and blues to The Jazz Sessions, Nambour. Bentley is a noted jazz/blues pianist, singer and songwriter. His trio is in demand wherever jazz is heard and he is globally recognised as the author of Python Lee Jackson's still-smoking '70s hit, In A Broken Dream.

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