CRAFTY: The Crafted Beer & Cider Festival will be held in Broadbeach on October 6. The lush ocean-side greens will play host to the hottest local and interstate beeristas, with more than 150 individual brews represented on the day.
CRAFTY: The Crafted Beer & Cider Festival will be held in Broadbeach on October 6. The lush ocean-side greens will play host to the hottest local and interstate beeristas, with more than 150 individual brews represented on the day.

What's on: Gold Coast

GARDEN FESTIVAL

BOTANICAL Bazaar is where naturally wild, urban gardeners and nature lovers connect. The festival will educate and inspire nature enthusiasts of all ages. See more then 90 green exhibitors plus celebrity gardener's talks, demonstrations, botanical art and kids' nature activities.

Learn how to grow your own food, urban and small space gardening, using medicinal herbs and sustainable living concepts. From 9am-4pm, September 16 at the Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang. Phone Stacey Panozzo for more on 0406 007 583.

THE AMAZING WORLD OF FROGS

BE IMMERSED in the secret lives of frogs and learn about the diversity of frogs on the Gold Coast and how so many species can co-exist. This walk and talk will give you a new appreciation for the amazing frogs of the Gold Coast. Dr Jean-Marc Hero is a vertebrate ecologist with over 30 years experience as a research scientist and an educator at universities around the world. When 5-7pm, Saturday, September 15 at Coombabah. Phone NaturallyGC on (07) 5667 5972, email noreply@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or visit eventbrite.com.au.

HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE EXPO

GOLD Coast Seniors Health and Lifestyle Expo (Broadbeach Waters). Would you like free information and education for seniors about health and lifestyle? Learn about retirement living options, in-home care, seniors travel, seniors insurance, financial planning, investment advice, free hearing and eyesight checks, and mobility aids. Information is available from Centrelink, City of Gold Coast and more.

Find it all one spot. With over 60 exhibitors including residential aged care providers, travel agents specialising in travel for seniors, vision aids, funeral services, in home care providers and much more, there will be plenty on offer for baby boomers and seniors. From 9am-1pm, Thursday, September 20, Albert Waterways Community Centre, free entry. Go to, gcseniorsexpos.com.au.

ACTIVE PETS

HELP your dog stay fit and flexible. Learn how to safely stretch and massage your dog to improve mobility. Like us, every dog has their own range of movement and their safety and comfort is important. Understand basic stretching and massage techniques from a qualified specialist to help your dog's recovery after exercise, as well as prevent injury. Bookings are required with limited spaces available. Phone Kylie on 0414 180 300 or email kbrookes@goldcoast.qld.gov.au. From 9-10am Sunday, September 16, Quota Park, Marine Parade, Biggera Waters.

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

SPRINGFIELD High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy cannot wait to enjoy their senior prom. However, when the entertainment pull out at the last minute the four girls step in to save the prom and delight with their perfect four-part harmony. Including famous pop songs from the '50s and '60s such as Stupid Cupid, Dream Lover, Lollipop and more, this musical comedy is sure to leave you feeling absolutely marvellous. Spotlight Theatre Complex, September 21-October 7. Phone (07) 5539 4255, email mailbox@spotlight theatre.com.au, or go to spotlighttheatre.com.au.

NERANG 200 MILER

GET ready for the Nerang 200 Miler, from September 27-30. The event is held on a looped 25km course with options of options of 200 miles, 100 miles, 50 miles and 100, 50 and 25 kilometres, pacers allowed but must register, electronic timing with progressive internet update for all event options, a free commemorative race singlet. The event will be held from 6am-8pm, Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, September 30 at Nerang Velodrome. For more information info@goldcoastultras.com or go to nerang100miler.com/.

BUSHTUCKER WORKSHOP

DURA, yaga, jar means grow, cook, eat! Learn to grow, cook and eat a local variety of native Yugambeh country flavours in this inspiring one-hour bush tucker workshop. As we tour the Botanic Gardens, identify a range of local bush-food plants, discover ways to incorporate the flavours into everyday cooking and pick up tips to grow bush foods in your home garden. From 9-10.30am Saturday, September 29 at Benowa. Phone (07) 5667 5972 or email noreply@goldcoast.qld. gov.au.

CRAFTED BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL

THE Gold Coast's premier outdoor beer and cider event, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival, hops into its second year at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach. Quenching the thirst of Gold Coast locals and visitors, the day-long nod to a good brew vows to build on last year's spectacular debut with a few new surprises. The lush ocean-side greens will play host to the hottest local and interstate beerista's with 150+ individual brews represented on the day.

From 12-8.30pm on Saturday, October 6 at Kurrawa Park. Phone 0401 182 205 or email anna@crafted festival.com.au or go to craftedfestival.com.au.

BUGS IN OUR CREEKS

COME meet and greet some of the amazing bugs that live in the local waterways. Learn all about their habitats and lifecycles, as well as how to identify them and the important role they play in our waterway health. Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please only register a place for the child. Adults must attend with children and stay on site.From 9-11am on Saturday, October 6, Robina. Phone (07) 5667 5972, email: noreply@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or go to eventbrite.com.au.

TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS

AMONGST a host of organised events, you can choose to indulge in local organic food and wine, experience local culture with live music, tour the exhibiting gardens or appreciating classic cars. Each activity is set to enliven the event and add enjoyment for visitors time in the 'Garden City'. rguably the highlight of the carnival is the Grand Central Floral Parade with the awe-inspiring floats and displays.

But the Carnival also includes an awesome program of family-friendly entertainment with everything from amazing parades to kids rides, live entertainment, kids activities, celebrity Chef dinners and much more held in multiple sites in Toowoomba. On September 21-30. To find out more about the 2018 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, including the full program of events, go to tcof.com.au.


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