What's on: Wide Bay
FRASER COAST AGRICULTURAL SHOW
THE 2018 Fraser Coast Agriculture Show comes to the Fraser Coast with exciting entertainment such as Aussie FMX, sheepdog trials, Lukes Reptile Kingdom, barrel racing, rodeo, vintage tractor pull, Little Animal Farm, working heritage display and more.
There are competitions for Cookery, Needlework and Craft, Photography, Fine Art, Horticulture, Fruit and Veg and Pottery to name a few. Schedules to enter these competitions can be found on the web site. The show management reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary. When: May 24 and 25. Phone (07) 4122 3584. Email: frasercoastagshow @gmail.com.
MIND THE ART
FREE gallery tours - join our friendly and interactive tour designed to keep brains active and healthy. Mind the Art is open to all seniors passing through, or in our community, and those living with dementia, and their carers. Make new friends, enjoy a morning tea, and learn more about art and "your'' gallery. Exhibiting Space: Gallery One at 9.30am to 11am. Dates: May 23. Bookings: (07) 4130 4750. Location: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery,1 Barolin St (corner of Quay St). Go to: bundabergregional galleries.com.au/event /mind-art-tour-tea/.
RELISH FRASER COAST
MARYBOROUGH'S heritage streetscapes and riverside parks are the setting for the Relish Food and Wine Festival, a delicious feast of culture and cuisine serving up celebrity chefs, gourmet tastings, cooking workshops, live music and art. Join Queensland's premier wineries for a delightful tasting experience and sample the finest seasonal produce grown in the Fraser Coast's idyllic natural environment - including Fraser Island prawns and macadamias nuts.
Indulge in food and beverage matching sessions, listen to leading foodies as they share the fruits of their work, and learn from talented chefs who provide the unmistakable stamp of the region in every dish. Highlights include a ride on a historic steam engine through heritage-listed Queens Park and quirky boutique beer sessions among old rum barrels dating back to the 1860s. When: June 2, 9am-5pm. Phone 1800 214 789. Email: events @fcte.com.au or go to: relishfrasercoast.com.au.
APPLE TREE CREEK MARKETS
GRAB a bargain at the beautiful Apple Tree Creek Chitchat Markets and Trash and Treasure at the Apple Tree Creek Rodeo Grounds on the second Saturday of every month, (except Jan), from 7am to noon. Lots of stalls including crafts, honey, clothing, lingerie, woodworking, plants, budgies and parrots, guinea pigs, chickens, cages, pet accessories, Des's awesome Bush Burners, avocados, olives, Dolly's tasty homemade fudge and cakes, belts made to order, leather hats, the freshest fruit and veg, books, pottery, paintings, 3D art, Jim's fresh brewed coffee, electronics, gifts and tools, and we love bric a brac so you will find lots of it here.
Heaps of parking around the back of the grounds (through the gate by the Rodeo shutes. Phone (07) 4126 8308 or 0488 268 309, email: childerschitchat @hotmail.com for inquiries and stall bookings, and you don't need to have your own insurance to come to our markets. Address: 8-14 Mellor St, Gympie.
DURING May, one-on-one computer sessions at all Gympie Regional Libraries. You will get 30 minutes to ask any tech question that is bothering you. Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. When: Thursday, May 24. Time: Sessions start at 10am, Bookings essential on 54841209. Contact: Gympie Regional Libraries, 1 Bligh St, Kilkivan (07) 5484 1209. Email: library@gympie. qld.gov.au.
ONE-on-one sessions at all Gympie Regional Libraries. You will get 30 minutes to ask any tech question that is bothering you. Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. Where: Goomeri Library on Thursday, May 24. Sessions start at 2pm. Bookings essential: (07) 4168 4340, Contact Name: Gympie Regional Libraries, 35 Moore St, Goomeri. Phone (07) 4168 4340.
MIX-IT UP CHEESE MAKING COURSE
THIS hands-on cheese making course is a bit more advanced, and expands your knowledge and techniques to assist you with your cheesemaking journey. The course is conducted within a commercial kitchen and you will be making the cheeses not just watching.
The techniques learnt can easily be applied outside of the course so that you can make your own cheeses at home. You will be able to take home all the cheeses you make within the workshop to share with family and friends. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. (please ensure to advise me of any allergies whilst booking by email: cheesemaker@ QueenslandCheese Artisan.com.au. Bring an apron, head scarf/covering and a Tupperware (like) container to take your cheeses home with you. A recipe booklet will be provided on the day.Class sized limited to eight. Cheeses made on this course: White Mould (aka Brie), Havarti, Basic Blue Cheese. Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, 22 Charles St, Pialba, Hervey Bay. On Sunday, May 27 9.30am-4pm. One attendee: $170. Buy tickets at 0466 373 216.
KEVIN BLOODY WILSON
ON AT the Kondari Hotel, 49/63 Elizabeth St, Hervey Bay on Sunday, June 10, 8pm-11pm. Aussie comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson brings his hilarious politically incorrect show. As one of few funny-men who totally embody the spirit of Australian humour, Kev is revered around the globe for his Aussie larrikin take on life. He's performed everywhere throughout his career, from outback pubs to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium, packing out houses wherever he goes. An evening in the company of Kevin Bloody Wilson is jam-packed with entertainment. Don't miss Kevin Bloody Wilson as he hits the road again on his Almost Awesome tour in 2018. Go to: liveatyourlocal.com.au/ or phone (07) 4125 5477.