What's on: Wide Bay
DA VINCI MACHINES
DISCOVER the extraordinary designs of one of the world's greatest minds in this award-winning interactive exhibition. This award-winning interactive exhibit showcases 60 iconic machines and inventions and inventions inspired by Leonardo's drawings. See 500 year old contraptions brought to life including Da Vinci's flying machines and actual size replicas of his most famous artworks, including the Mona Lisa. Maryborough City Hall, 388 Kent Street, Maryborough on January 16, 17 and 19 from 9am-3pm and January 18 from 9am-7pm.
For tickets: pre-purchase online, go to ourfrasercoast.com.au or purchase at the door.
DON and Lesley Bradley from LMRLCCG (Lower Mary River Land and Catchment Care Group) are involved in protecting and monitoring the marine turtles and their nests. Come along to learn more about satellite tracking of Marine Turtles at Sandy Cape K'gari (Fraser Island).
At the Maryborough Library, 127-129 Bazaar St, Maryborough on Friday, January 18 noon. Bookings required, phone 07 4190 5788 or book online at Eventbrite.
ZFIT DANCE ZUMBA CLASS
COME along for an hour of dun, fitness and laughter. All ages and levels of fitness and ability. Children welcome too. No previous experience required, so bring a friend and come and enjoy Zumba. Only $5 entry at the door. Memorial Hall, 5 Main Street, Pialba, Hervey Bay on Thursday, January 17, 24 ad 31, February 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4.30pm-5.30pm.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR PENSION
THE Financial Information Service (FIS) is an education and information service available to everyone in the community. We help people to make informed decisions about investment and financial issues. We are independent, free and confidential and provide services through seminars , and by phone and appointment.
FIS seminar program - It's never to early to begin planning for your future-working out what you want, looking at the options available to you, and setting some goals. If you plan now, you will have more choices in the future. Wednesday, January 23 and 30. Free from 4pm-5pm at the Maryborough Library, 127-129 Bazaar St, Maryborough. Bookings essential, phone 07 4190 5788 or book online at Eventbrite.
AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS
THE Australia Day Awards are presented annually to local citizens and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the Fraser Coast Community. The Awards are an opportunity to come together, recognise and honour the achievements of community members and celebrate the diversity of our community.
Awards are presented in the following categories: Citizen of the Year; Sportsperson of the Year; Cultural Award of the Year; Community Group of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; Young Sportsperson of the Year; Young Cultural Award of the Year and Community Event of the Year. Nominees and nominators are invited to attend Council's Australia Day Awards Presentation to be held Saturday, January 26 on the Brolga terrace, Maryborough.
STOCK up on fresh produce and more at the Maryborough Markets. Every Thursday, Maryborough's city centre undergoes an amazing transformation into a colourful outdoor heritage bazaar.
Wander around over 120 stalls with an amazing array of farm fresh produce and unique wares. Original hand-made craft, homemade treats, artwork, jewellery, clothes, accessories, natural beauty products and gorgeous cut flowers. Meet a cast of characters in historical dress, including the Town Crier, and hear the firing of the historic time cannon at 1pm. Soak up the atmosphere of music and entertainers. Make a day of it in the city and join a guided Heritage Walk Tour from outside the City Hall at 9am or ride on a replica steam engine through nearby Queens Park.
FOOD 'N' GROOVE FRIDAYS
AN EXCITING new Friday night food scene featuring the region's many multicultural group has brought City Park, adjacent to the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre in Pialba, alive. (City Park in Pialba near the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre and breaching whale sculpture - on the block bordered by Old Maryborough Road along with Main, Alice and Charles streets).
On the eve of Australia Day, January 25, the event will focus on bush food and also include a huge fireworks display, digeridoo workshop for kids, a whip cracking display and a cooee competition. The event is on recurring dates from 4pm-9pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 4196 9600.