FOOD AND FLOWERS: The Ginger Flower and Food Festival at the Ginger Factory, Yandina is on again this year. Pictured is Ella Angell with 'Dame Edna' from 2016.
FOOD AND FLOWERS: The Ginger Flower and Food Festival at the Ginger Factory, Yandina is on again this year. Pictured is Ella Angell with 'Dame Edna' from 2016. Brett Wortman

Ten things to do on the Sunshine Coast this month

TEN events happening on the Sunshine Coast this month that you shouldn't miss.

1/ DRAWING EVENT

Interested in drawing? Want to learn more about drawing the female form? Visit Caloundra Regional Gallery on Friday, January 20, from 8-9pm after the official opening Natalya Hughes' exhibition All of your Women and Some of Mine for a one hour gestural drawing event celebrating the female form. All material supplied. Live music will complement the mood. Book via the gallery website. Cost $5.

2/ MICHAEL COOK EXHIBITION

Join current exhibiting artist and 2016 Sunshine Coast Art Prize winner Michael Cook, along with Caloundra Regional Gallery curator Hamish Sawyer, for an in-depth look at the artist's thoughts and processes behind the current exhibition. Saturday, January 21, 1-2pm. Entry is free but numbers are limited so you need to book via the gallery website. Light refreshments will be provided.

3/ COMPUTER SCHOOL

Don't know how to work that Christmas present? Whether it's a new computer, tablet, smart TV or cameras, Computer school has free tutorials to help you master all the gifts. Bring along your fully charged device and your card to Caloundra Library events area on Wednesday, January 18, 9am to 10.30am. Contact number: (07) 5475 8989.

4/ TECH TUTORIALS

Discover great Australian stories and much more. Bring your device to Caloundra events centre and learn how to stream documentaries and independent films with Beamafilm Tech Tutorials. Caloundra Library. Wednesday January 25-10am to 11.30am. It's free and bookings are essential. Phone 5475 8989.

5/ SPORTING & CULTURAL EVENTS

Need information for sporting and cultural events at Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast Stadium and the Events Centre? If so, please find a link to the SC Venues and Events website www.scvenuesandevents.com.au. Lennon Through a Glass Onion on Thursday, January 12, at the Events Centre looks great. Visit http://www.scvenuesandevents.com.au

6/ POP UP GALLERY

Unleash your inner creativity at Felicity Park with Caloundra Regional Gallery's Pop Up Gallery on Sunday January 15 from 9am to noon. Be inspired by an activity from the current exhibition. Felicity Park is adjacent to the Information Centre.

7/ GINGER FESTIVAL

The Ginger Flower and Food Festival at the Ginger Factory is on for foodies and gardeners alike. It's now in its 21st year and showcases three spectacular days of food, flowers and entertainment. Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 22, at The Ginger Factory, Pioneer Road, Yandina. Email enquiries@gingerfactory.com.au or Phone 5447 8431.

8/ FAMILY HISTORY

Interested in your family history? Bring your questions to Noosa Library at Noosaville for free advice on how to get started on your family tree. 9.30am to 11.30am on the second and third Fridays of the month. Bookings required. Phone 5328 6555 or www.libraries.noosa.qld.gov.au

9/ OZ TENNIS

Want to play in a friendly singles tennis comp? Oz Tennis Leagues is launching a new league across the Sunshine Coast on Monday, January 30. Players must be registered by Thursday, January 26. Registration $30. Find out more at www.oztennisleagues.com

10/ HEAL YOURSELF EXPO

Heal Yourself Expo. A great line-up of practitioners, speakers and workshops all designed for you to take control of your health. Millwell Hall, 11e Millwell Hall, Maroochydore. Saturday, January 28, from 9am. Enquiries: Call Wayne Pina Roozemund 0415 800 888 or email him at expo@healyourselfexpo.com


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