What's on in Wide Bay
JIMMY BARNES TO ROCK GYMPIE'S G150 CONCERT
AUSSIE Rock legend Jimmy Barnes to headline Gympie's G150 concert to be held at Albert Park on Saturday October 14. Jimmy will be supported by some of Australia's rock icons including The Black Sorrows, The Voices (Jason Singh, Reece Mastin, Katie Underwood, and Paul Gray), and local artists Brooke Schubert and TotoSenda. Tickets are limited and are already on sale. As a special G150 gift for the community, General Admission is only $10 and children 12 & under free. To purchase tickets or for more information visit rushfestival.com.au. Gates open at 3pm, for a 4.30pm start. Rides, food and drinks, and a licensed area will be available. The G150 Concert forms part of the Rush Festival running from 5 to 21 October, with a full program of music, visual arts, film, comedy and outdoor events.
BAUBLE NUT BASH
Join the locals on September 2 from 12pm to 8pm at the Bauple Recreation Ground 18 Forestry Road Bauple. There will be Fireworks display, food, market stalls, nut cracking championships, Music, Tug'o'war, kids games and great family fun. Bar facilities (no BYO). Details call Debbie on 0418771696 or Leanne 0481125024.
ELIZABETH PARK ROSE GARDENS
THIS was the site of Maryborough's second official cemetery, which closed in 1873. As the town expanded the cemetery was deemed a public health risk, and by 1907, moves were made to remove headstones and remains to the new cemetery. In 1921, the land was converted to a public park, and now is full of beautiful rose gardens. In recent years, brand new interpretive signage has also been installed at the gardens. This allows you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings while soaking up some of Maryborough's great history. Located at Kent Street, Corner Tooley Street, Maryborough. Phone 1800214789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.visitfrasercoast.com
A NIGHT WITH OPERA QUEENSLAND
OperaQ's new, expansive regional tour will offer something unique to Bundaberg with a special all-star show blending moments of shining operatic splendour with theatricality, backstage humour and showbiz sass, all performed at close range. A Night with Opera Queensland has been lovingly designed to celebrate each town's cultural heritage, while transporting audiences to a grand opera house. Bundaberg's venue is Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, on September 5 where $2 from every ticket will go towards the 'Our Glad Society', commemorating national treasure Gladys Moncrieff - a soprano born in 1892 in Bundaberg, who is still revered as the 'queen of song'. Featuring some of the state's most adored artists, including soprano Emily Burke, tenor Bradley Daley and baritone Shaun Brown, the tour will include popular, lighter pieces, snappy Broadway favourites and traditional grand opera. Tickets start are from $17 to $29. Details call 41304100 or go to www.operaq.com.au.
MOORE PARK BEACH ART'S FESTIVAL
FEATURES a seaside view of a relaxed pleasant country lifestyle and approximately 20 kilometres of beautiful golden beaches. August 18 to 20 August Free entry is always a good start to a family friendly festival day - you set the pace on how much or little you do - above all enjoy the day. The festival is based in Moore Park Beach, Queensland - which, includes: Art exhibitions, live entertainment, workshops and Fun activities for young and old. This years festival takes on a new look with celebrations continuing into Saturday night with Phil Emmanuel performing and with an amazing fireworks display to finish off the night. Make sure you pop over to the FACEBOOK page "Moore Park Beach Arts Festival 2017" and give it a "LIKE" - stay up to date. Venue: Community Hall, Club Avenue, Moore Park Beach. Commencing Friday, 18 August 9.15am to Sunday, 20 August 3pm. Free Admission. Details email email@example.com and phone 0477713340 or go to website facebook.com/MooreParkBeachArtsFestival
MACRAME WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS & UP
THIS is a great workshop for beginners, we will make a macrame pot hanger that you can take home with you and enjoy. You will learn 4 different creative knots. You can bring along beads if you like to add to your creation. You can purchase tea, coffee or a light snack on arrival from the lovely Oodies ladies. Venue: Oodies Cafe Gavin St, North Bundaberg on Tuesday, 29 August at 6pm. Cost $35. Deatils call Barbara Thom on 0429898391 or email Barbt40@hotmail.com
WIDE BAY AND FRASER COAST HOME SHOW AND CARAVAN, CAMPING, 4X4 AND FISHING EXPO
THE regions largest and most successful event of its kind. This event features over 200 local and regional businesses displaying thousands of products and services for the home and outdoor living, plus a massive extended Caravan, Camping, 4x4 and Fishing Expo. There is also daily entertainment. The expo is open August 18 to 20 at the Maryborough Showgrounds, Maryborough. Opening hours Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm. Entry Adults $12, Aged Seniors $10 and Children with an adult are free. Free return passes available on exit. Onsite parking is available at the Maryborough Showgrounds.
FRASER COAST COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE
The Fraser Coast Community Drum Circle is a fun, rewarding, relaxed session that enhances well-being and connectedness. Absolutely no musical experience is necessary to contribute to inspiring 'In the Moment Music.' Anyone is welcome at any time! Currently meeting each Wednesday at the Urangan Community Centre, Elizabeth Street, Urangan. Book at www.musicpathways.com.au or call Kellie from Music Pathways Qld on 0427714236.
TASTEBUD TAG-ALONG TOUR
JOIN this lively afternoon tour around the Cafes and Restaurants of Rainbow Beach. Do you have an adventurous appetite for good food? Coffee & cake, regional fresh fruit, tasty local beef, stellar seafood, decadent desserts, local brew & Queensland wine? Then immerse yourself and discover the fresh local produce from the Gympie Region! Cost: $95 per person. A deliciously mouth-watering half day guided tour that will start at Rainbow Beach Village then venture to beautiful Rainbow Shores Resort and finish with amazing views to Fraser Island. Perched on Rainbows highest peak in Cooloola Drive adjacent to the Carlo Sandbow. Tours run Saturday afternoons 1.30pm to 5.30pm at the Cherry Venture Propeller at the Surf Club Car-park. For information and booking 0414491955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings essential.
ROUND ISLAND TRANSFERS
ESCAPE for a few hours to discover beautiful Round Island. Just a short 15 minute cruise from the harbour takes you to the beautiful hidden gem Round Island. Here you can relax on the beach and swim in clear waters. Escape for a few hours to what will feel like your own private island, pack a picnic lunch, take a fishing rod, or perhaps a good book. At low tide, you can gently walk the reef (reef shoes are recommended, available at our office at the marina). Round Island transfers are available upon request. Please phone our office for details. Pricing Adult $35 return, Child $25 return. Enquiries and to book call 41256888 or 0408712435 or email email@example.com