What's on: Wide Bay
GOURMET AND GROOVES ON SMITHFIELD
JOIN Gympie Regional Council for an evening of great food and live music. Council's monthly Gourmet and Grooves event will fill Smithfield Street with food trucks, live music, and children;s activities, including free face painting and jumping castle.
Gourmet and Grooves is perfect for families looking for an affordable night out in the Gympie Town Centre, with lots of free entertainment to keep kids happy.
It also supports the arts and cultural scene in Gympie every month we'll be showcasing different local musicians and street talent. Gympie Town Centre, Smithfield Street on Friday, November 30, from 5-9pm.
2018 PAGEANT OF LIGHTS
DISCOVER your Christmas Spirit at Council's Pageant of Lights in the Bundaberg Central Business District. Enjoy the food and market stalls, street parade, turning on of the Christmas lights and live entertainment all evening.
Don't forget to keep an eye out for Santa!
2018 Pageant of Lights Site is in Bourbong St, Bundaberg Central on Thursday, December 6, from 6-9pm.
SUMMER CHEESE-MAKING WORKSHOP
LEARN to make mozzerella and feta - quickly and easily. The class is perfect for the complete beginner or seasoned cheese-maker.
This is a 100 per cent hands-on cheesemaking workshop where you will learn about milk selection for cheese making, inoculating and renneting the milk and, finally, how to turn the curd into cheese.
The hands-on approach provides you with the confidence to make these delicious cheeses at home.
Lindols Macadamias, 1565 Tin Can Bay Rd, Goomboorian on Saturday, December 8, from 9.30am-12.30pm. Class sizes limited to eight. You will be able to browse the Farms shop to purchase Lindols amazing delicious nuts. General admission is $80, for tickets phone 0466 373 216.
BLUE CHEESE CHEESE-MAKING EVENING WORKSHOP
LEARN to make mascarpone and blue cheese - quickly and easily.
The class is perfect for the complete beginner or seasoned cheesemaker. This is a 100% hands-on cheese making workshop where you will learn about milk selection for cheese making, inoculating and renneting the milk, and finally how to turn the curd into cheese.
This cheese making workshop provides numerous opportunities for everyone to get hands-on, throughout the class.
These hands-on opportunities will have you feeling confident in your own ability to make these delicious cheeses at home. Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, 22 Charles Street, Pialba on Friday, December 14 from 6pm-9pm.
Class sizes limited to 8. General admission is $80, for tickets phone 0466 373 216.
FRASER COAST MARKETS
IT'S HARD to resist the appeal of a local market, with its fresh, seasonal produce direct from the farm gate, handmade creations, original giftware and grassroots colour and entertainment.
On the Fraser Coast, market lovers are spoilt for choice, with one to visit each Thursday and every weekend.
Maryborough City Heart Markets are held at Adelaide and Ellena Streets, Maryborough, every Thursday from 8am-1pm.
For more information, email markets@frasercoast opportunities.com.au. Howard Country Markets at Howard Community Centre, Steley Street are held on the first Saturday of the month from 7am-noon (no market in January). For more information, email info@howardcommunity centre.org.au.
Bauple Markets at Band Hall, Band Hall Road on the fourth Saturday of the month from 7am-noon. For more go to, facebook.com/BaupleMarkets.