What's on: Wide Bay
CHRISTMAS FULL MOON DRUMMING WITH UNITY DRUMMERS
JOIN Unity Drummers Inc for their last Full Moon Drumming Circle for the year. Dress up your drum, wear your Christmas colours and join in the atmosphere. Donations appreciated for the Salvation Army. Book a drum, phone Cynthia on 0431 933 817. On Sunday, December 23 from 6.45-7.30pm at The Esplanade, Bargara (Opposite Kacys).
2018 IWC CHRISTMAS PLAY & LEARN SESSIONS
FREE Christmas arts and crafts, plus storytelling, sessions for primary school-age children and their parents/carers. Running over three days on December 18, 19 and 20 from 10am-noon. Everyone welcome. No need to book. Just come along.
Children must be accompanied by their parent or carer for the duration of the event. On Tuesday, December 18 - 10am-noon, Wednesday, December 19 - 10am- noon, Thursday, December 20 - 10am- noon. IWC Health & Wellbeing Centre, 184 Barolin Street, Bundaberg. Phone 1300 492 492.
2018 BETHLEHEM LIVE
ARE you looking for an interactive, inspirational and impacting event just days before Christmas?
Come and have a sneak peek at Bethlehem Live and be amazed at the atmosphere as you embark on an historical walk through the marketplace of Bethlehem as it was 2000 years ago.
Hosted by SU QLD and the Combined Churches of Bundaberg, this unique event includes live entertainment, re-enactments of the nativity scene, acting stalls, food and drink stalls, children's activities, animals to pat and feed and much more. Bethlehem Live 6-9pm each night. Tuesday, December 18, Wednesday, December 19, Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21 at the Bundaberg Central State School, Barolin and Crofton Streets, Bundaberg. Phone 0414 983 353 for more details.
NYE 2018 GIN GIN BIG BASH
2018 will see the Gin Gin community celebrate New Year's Eve like never before! The local Gin Gin Sporting Community welcomes all residents and visitors from near and far to join with us in one massive family friendly celebration.
Visitors can look forward to a range of family fun activities including rides, games and face painting. The night will also feature awesome live music including performances from the Spargo Brothers. And with a fully licensed (and fully stocked) bar on-site, along with barbecue, food trucks and sweet stalls, no one will go hungry.
Two firework displays absolutely bursting with new and exciting products exclusive to and provided by @MrFireworks International. With a family viewing time and a midnight big bang to welcome the start of 2019. We invite residents and visitors from near and far to join us for this massive celebration of the year that was!
All funds raised will go the Gin Gin Sporting Grounds Group. Gin Gin Football Grounds, Rangeview Road, Gin Gin, Bundaberg Region Monday, December 31, 5pm-1am. All Ages. Ticket information: Adult: $5, Child: $1. Door Sales Only. Additional fees may apply.
2018 STROUD HOMES NYE FAMILY FIREWORKS
SEE the New Year in at the 2018 Stroud Homes NYE Family Fireworks. This free, fun-filled family event will be celebrated in Bundaberg's Central Business District, and features a family fireworks display that will emanate from the Burnett River. Market stalls, food vendors, kids' amusement rides and face painting will add to the party atmosphere from 5pm.
The 2018 Stroud Homes NYE Family Fireworks will be held in Anzac Park, 21A Quay Street, Bundaberg from 5-8.45pm on Monday, December 31. Free community event. Phone 1300 883 699.
2018 CHILDERS COOK & EAT WORKSHOP WITH ROUSHINI
HOLIDAY presentation for kids with Bollywood and active games followed by cook and eat from 10am-noon on Monday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 22. Cook and Eat workshop for adults on Monday, January 21 evening from 6-8pm. Please contact the Childers Neighbourhood Centre to RSVP & secure your spot. Isis Cultural Centre, Churchill Street, Childers. Email cnc@bundaberg .qld.gov.au or phone (07) 4130 4690.
MARYBOROUGH COMMUNITY DANCE
FOUR hours of dancing and entertainment - 8pm-midnight on the first Saturday of the month. Anglican Hall, Clarendon Street, Maryborough. Phone 07 5460 5600.
STORM BOY - FILM FUNDRAISER
ST JOHN'S Lutheran Primary School invites you to a special premiere screening of Storm Boy. Storm Boy has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father.
He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. On Friday, February 8, light refreshments from 6pm for a 6.30pm screening at Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg. Adult: All tickets: $15, Family: 2 Adult + 2 Child $50. Proceeds support St John's Lutheran Primary School - Year 6 Canberra Trip. Phone (07)41304100.
AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS
CELEBRATE at Bundaberg Regional Council's official Australia Day celebrations, hosted by Community Lifestyle Support! It doesn't get much more Aussie than this.
Australiana-themed activities, water activities with lifeguard supervision and for a small fee you can book to use the popular Bucca Retreat water slide. Kick back with live music and roving entertainment along with a Community Volleyball Challenge with a $1000 cash prize. Come along and meet Paw Patrol - they'll be performing two shows! Free courtesy bus operating from Bundaberg.
On Saturday, January 26, 9.30am-5pm at Bucca Retreat, Kleidons Road, Bucca. Gold coin donation. Phone 0488 197 400.