SMOOTH TUNES: The Inter-State Swing Band is a 10-piece band of musicians and singers performing at the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club on March 17 at 1.30pm at the Caloundra Power Boat Club, Golden Beach.
SMOOTH TUNES: The Inter-State Swing Band is a 10-piece band of musicians and singers performing at the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club on March 17 at 1.30pm at the Caloundra Power Boat Club, Golden Beach.

What's on: Sunshine Coast


ORGANISERS of the MUNCH Festival at The Imperial Hotel & Eumundi Brewery have rescheduled the event from February 23 to the new date of March 16. Hotel manager Paul Thomas said the event will be held from 2-8pm outdoors out back at the iconic hinterland Queenslander hotel. Good times are on the line-up for this free entry festival of fab food, cool drinks and tasty tunes - all with that Eumundi groove.

From heavenly spring rolls and satay to Mexican tacos, vegan delights to a finger lickin' barbecue, there's a global feast to be had at MUNCH. Expect some quality street entertainers too. The Imperial Hotel's free courtesy bus will be operating on the day from 5pm, travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm and Verrierdale. Phone Gary on 0467 414 171 to book.


THE Sunshine Coast Stamp Club is hosting its Annual Stamp Fair at Kawana Community Centre, Nanyima St, Buddina (off Point Cartwright Rd) on March 17. The Stamp Fair will commence at 9am-4pm. In attendance will be SEQLD Stamp Clubs and professional stamp dealers. The president of the Sunshine Coast Stamp Club Jennifer Waldroff, offers an open invitation to all members of the public including children accompanied by adults. Entry is free.

There will be dealers, visiting club tables and a large bargain table, as well as special First Day Covers to commemorate the club's 35th year. Free appraisals of stamp collections and accumulations. For more, phone Mike on 0438 589 181 or go to


COME along on March 17 and enjoy Pete Kelly & The Inter-State Swing Band at the Caloundra Power Boat Club commencing at 1.30pm (new start time). The Inter-State Swing Band is a 10-piece band of musicians and singers living in the Brisbane/Sunshine Coast area that specialise in the music of the Swing genre and also artists such as Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. Members of the band are drawn from a pool of outstanding musicians that varies from time to time, subject to availability. For further information contact Julie on 0412 789 957 or on 0427 782 960. Members $20, seniors $22.50 and non members $25 or email suncoastjazz2 The Sunshine Coast Jazz Club is a non-profit organisation and is endeavouring to bring to the members and jazz lovers the best of the best. The show will be an afternoon of entertainment not to be missed.


IN MARCH, Bunker Down - Speak Out! will offer interested, emerging and established spoken word performers a chance to attend a Spoken Word Workshop delivered by Joelle Taylor at the basement space of the Suncentral building at 6pm on March 6. Secondly, Joelle will perform live on stage alongside local voices at the Spoken Word Open Mic event at Solbar. Locals are encouraged to register online for the open mic and audiences can buy pre-sale tickets for $15 (+BF), $20 on the door. March 6 at 6-8pm Spoken word workshop with Joelle Taylor, Suncentral Building Downstairs, 9 Golf St, Maroochydore. Tickets: GA $45+BF, Conc $35+BF. Thursday, March 7 at 7pm Joelle Taylor LIVE and Spoken Word Open Mic, Solbar Playhouse, 12-20 Ocean St, Maroochydore. Tickets: $15+BF pre-sale, $20 on the door/free for open mic performers. For all workshop and feature event tickets, open mic registrations and event info, go to /thebunker.


CALLING all artists - In conjunction with the Pomona Music Festival weekend the popular, Art Market in the Paddock will be held in the grounds of the Pomona Art Gallery on April 27 from 9am-1pm. We are accepting artist registrations from those interested in holding a stall. For more, go to the Gallery website or phone the market co-ordinator on 0407 119 858.

LEARN the steps in design and construction of fail-safe closed terrariums from a gardening guru with over 30 years experience and soon to be featured on ABC's Gardening Australia - Greg Paton of Microville. Build and take home a beautiful, realistic miniature landscape to provide hours of no-maintenance visual pleasure. All materials inc. 27cm glass jar & cork lid, plants and substrate layers are supplied. If you like, BYO favourite (small) trinket/decoration.

Held at the Church of the Holy Nativity, cnr Miva St & Tewantin Rd, Cooroy on Saturday, March 23 at 10am-1pm. Price: $135* including all materials. * models and figurines available to purchase for a small additional charge. Phone Meaghan Shelton 0428 645 057 for Workshop bookings.


PERFORMED by The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra on May 11 from 2-4.30pm at the Coolum Civic Centre, Park St, Coolum Beach. Afternoon tea provided. It is the Saturday of the Mother's Day weekend. Tickets: On sale from April 1. Advance tickets: $24 general, $22 concession.

At the door: $26 general, $24 concession. Children under 12: free. Purchase online, go to development For information contact: Tony (treasurer) 0417 001 590, Rosemary (secretary) 0448 102 288, email secretary.development


SET to perform in the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina on March 16 at 2pm. Come along and enjoy Merry Melodies in March. Invite your friends to an afternoon of top entertainment with a great variety of music and talented vocalists.

Tickets $15 available at the door includes afternoon tea. All inquiries contact Toni on 0404 193 912. For future events, go to


ON MARCH 9 from 9am-2pm, the Pomona Community House in collaboration with members of the Australian Rugmakers Guild and Sunshine Coast Rug Crafters and Fibre Art group will present a RAG RUG mini-EXPO in Pomona. Come and see a variety of techniques and tools used in rag rug making, with demonstrations and samples of each style. This is a great opportunity to learn about and try traditional rug hooking (rag rug making); locker hooking; Naalbinding/toothbrush rug making; crochet and braided rugs; French knitting and other ways to use and incorporate fibre and textiles into your craft and fibre art projects.

Follow-up workshops will be offered based on interest shown on the day. These will be held on Thursday afternoons for up to four weeks following the mini-EXPO. Venue: Lawson Shed, ,1 Memorial Ave. Entrance fee: $5. Tea, coffee and cake available. Phone 07 5485 2427.


IN SUPPORT of Guide Dogs Queensland, the Sunshine Coast Concert Band will be performing in the Kawana Community Hall Nanyima St, Buddina on Saturday, April 6 at 2pm under the direction of Ken Chadwick OAM. An afternoon of top entertainment with a great variety of music and talented vocalists.

COST $15 per person - pre-booking special and $17 at the door. This includes afternoon tea. To pre-purchase your ticket, phone 07 5352 7800 or email: sunshine@

All profits go to Guide Dogs Qld.

International Women's Day lunch

TICKETS are selling fast for the first of four In Conversation events designed to empower the Sunshine Coast community on International Women's Day at council's Venue 114 at 11.30am on Friday, March 8. Join inspirational speakers, Seven Network presenter Jillian Whiting and Vanessa Fowler, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation raising awareness on the prevention of domestic and family violence. Vanessa is sister of the late Allison Baden-Clay, a victim of domestic violence in 2012. "I am honoured to be a guest speaker alongside respected journalist and presenter Jillian Whiting and to have the opportunity to share the Foundation's mission. In Conversation will include a delicious grazing table style lunch by Something for Catering and beverages followed by a Q and A session and quality entertainment.

All attendees are encouraged to wear a splash of yellow, which is the Foundation's colour. Ticket price is $120 per person, table of 8 for $110 per person and special seniors and students price of $80 person. Price includes food, beverages and entertainment. Prizes to be won for the best dressed. To book, go to or phone 07 5413 1400. Venue 114, formerly known as Lake Kawana Community Centre, is located at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina and limited parking is available.

USC art gallery

WORKS that explore the tension between form and formlessness have been brought together for USC Art Gallery's first exhibition for 2019. The Come Close exhibition is open now until March 16. A group exhibition of the work of Leonard Brown, Christian Flynn, Ian Friend, Gordon Shepherdson, Amber Wallis and Judith Wright. The USC Art Gallery is located at USC's Sunshine Coast Campus on Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. It is open free to the public from 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday and closed Sundays and public holidays.

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