Our 2013 Event Calendar incorporates events & happenings in Caloundra & across the Sunshine Coast including sporting events, festivals, exhibitions, expos, music, theatre, the arts & more. While all care is taken to ensure event information is as accurate as possible, no guarantees can be given. If in doubt, we advise you to make your own enquiries by contacting the event organisers direct.
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Fri 4 & Sat 5 Oct + Fri 11 & Sat 12 Oct at 8pm Matinee: Sun 6 Oct at 2pm “Daisy Pulls It Off” Directed by Simon Denver Buderim War Memorial Hall Cnr Main & Church Sts Buderim Presented by Sunshine Coast Repertory Theatre in conjunction with BATS Theatre Co. Energetic Daisy Meredith, a girl from a poor background, is forced to face and overcome snobbish prejudice and schoolgirl pranks from the wealthier girls at the Grangewood School for Young Ladies, after winning a scholarship to the school.
She and her best friend, zany Trixie Martin, search for the missing treasure that could save the fortunes of the exclusive School, and discover who the strange and secretive groundsman really is.
In the tradition of St Trinian’s comedies, this is a must see, hilarious play, directed by award winning writer, actor and director, Simon Denver.
Cost: Adult $20, Concession $18, Members/Uni Students $16, Child/School Student $14 Group Bookings 10+ $17 (group bookings must be prepaid) Special ticket price for Uni students $10. Saturday 5th October only, on presentation of Student ID.
Fri 11 Oct Arj Barker The Events Centre Caloundra 18+ only event 8pm Since his last Australian tour in 2011, Arj has been touring constantly, both solo and with his old pals, The Flight of The Conchords. He returns to Australia with his brand new show, Go Time. According to Arj, Go Time is both what audiences expect from me AND the last thing they expect from me, which if my calculations are correct, will make for a great show.?
Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.
A true alchemist who takes observations and transmutes them into comedy gold - Independent on Sunday, London Slick, talented & completely in control - Scotland Times If comedians are the new rock stars, then Arj Barker is stand-up’s Dave Grohl - The Age Tickets: Full Price: $44.90, Concession: $41.90, University Student: $41.90, Group 10+: $41.90 More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or Ph: 5441 4240
Sat 12 Oct Model Train Display Caloundra Arts Centre North St Caloundra 10am to 2pm FREE ENTRY The Caloundra & Distrcit Model Railway Association will host its display this Saturday. Peek through miniature buildings, admire the scenery & lifelife layouts. Club members will be on hand to answer any questions & offer advice. More info: Ph: 5499 6572
Sat 12 Oct Black and White "Glad Rag” Dance Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St., Buddina (behind the Kawana Library) 7.30pm
Dancers and Lovers of toe-tapping music are asked to come to a Black and White "Glad Rag” Dance on Saturday 12th October at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St., Buddina (behind the Kawana Library). Starting at 7.30pm, the Sunshine Coast Concert Band, under the baton of dance master Ken Chadwick, will delight you with his choice of different styles of music – suitable for Pride of Erin, Foxtrot, Gypsy Tap, Evening 3 Step, lots of Rock ‘n Roll, Quickstep, Waltz and a Progressive Barn Dance (this is a chance to meet new people!). People can either dance to, or just listen at this night of musical variety and entertainment.
Bookings are essential. Tables seat up to 12 people, or people can book as individuals at $15 per person. Phone Aileen on 5446 5031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Singers will be Alan Winter, Bev Gourlay and Tanya McFadyen. BYO drinks, glasses, and nibbles. Coffee & water are available.
So, whether you want to dance or just listen to fantastic music, make a booking, get out your dancing shoes, put on your “Glad Rag” stylish clothes, and come and enjoy yourself!
Obviously the colour theme is Black and White, so “Dress To Impress”, and prizes will be awarded! Check out the website www.sccb.org.au for band details.
Sun 13 Oct A Festival of Russian Ballet The Events Centre Caloundra 8pm Tickets: $57.90 to $87.90 A Festival of Russian Ballet features a diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts: Act One - The Nutcracker The Nutcracker is famous for Tchaikovsky’s music. The genius of Tchaikovsky created one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written.
Act Two - Bolero Bolero is a striking and dramatic ballet. Ravel was inspired to create this masterpiece after visiting a large industrial factory. There he noticed the slow regular movement of the assembly line and the crash of machine and materials. Bolero is regarded as one of the world’s music masterpieces.
Act Three - Highlights Highlights from the world’s greatest ballets including Giselle, Carmen, The Dying Swan and Le Corsaire. Also in Act Three, Gopak and Ne Me Quittes Pas, Can Can Suprise. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company has performed this three hour ballet extravaganza all around the world, thrilling audiences and impressing critics. More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or Ph: 5441 4240 Pre-show dining available from 6pm
Fri 11 + Sat 12 + Sun 13 Oct Buderim Silversmiths Exhibition & Sale 2013 Buderim Craft Cottage Main St Buderim Gala Opening - Fri Evening 6pm to 9pm $5 entry - Wine & Nibbles Sat: 9am to 4pm | Sun: 9am to 2pm Gold Coin Entry both days See exquisite handmade jewellery, original designs in precious metals & glass beads More info: Ph: Freda Wengert on 5441 2623 or 0400 717 589
Sat 12 Oct Gemfest 2013 presented by the Nambour Lapidary Club Nambour Showgrounds 8am to 4pm Entry: $4 - Kids under 12 are free. Ample parking Be dazzled by wonderful collections of opals, precious & semi-precious gems, sapphires, amethyst, topaz & much more. There is also a huge variety of rocks & slices for sale, waiting to be polished. Demonstrations on faceting, cutting & polishing stones are always fascinating & there’s also lapidary equipment & beautiful jewellery on show & for sale. If you are interested in gems & stones, Gemfest is the ideal place for businesses, collectors & fans to meet, exhibit, sell swap, barter & generally admire all that shines & glitters. More info: Ph: Harry or Yvonne on 0402 585 190
Register Now! Don’t Miss out... The Swisse Color Run Sunshine Coast at Kawana Sun 13 Oct 2013 The Swisse Color Run - Sunshine Coast 5km Stockland Park Kawana Starting Line - 9am The Color Run 5k is going down at Stockland Park, The Sunshine Coast, on Sunday 13 October, 2013! The only question is Are you ready for the craziest, colourful, 5k of your life?? You bet you are. Race it solo or form a Colour Team? of 4+ members. Check out the race details below & we’ll see you all squeaky clean at the start line at 9.00am.
The Color Run event is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a colour crazy day with your friends and family. For our events, it is about participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 5 kilometers of The Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you’ve travelled in a VERY long time. (If you have more questions about how it all works, check out the website below)
Packet Pick Up will be held on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of October at Stockland Park. Rule #1: All participants are welcome - fast, slow, runner, walker, old, and young. Rule #2: White shirt dress code at the official start line and ready to roll! Rule #3: Get completely covered in crazy coloured goodness at the finish festival. www.thecolorrun.com
Wed 16 Oct Walk with Team Adem at Sunshine Coast Light the Night East Bank Lake Kawana, Bokarina from 5.30pm The Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night provides our family, friends and supporters the opportunity to honour and remember our inspirational son Adem and other patients we have met and lost. We will also be proudly shining our lanterns for those who continue to live with a blood cancer. We encourage others to attend this wonderful event in support of patients and families touched by blood cancer and also to show your support to such an amazing organisation, which helps so many.
Wed 16 at 6pm ALSO: Thu 17 Oct at 10am (Matinee) Fluff A Zany Fun Show for the whole family! Lake Kawana Centre All tickets $15 each or Group 4 (min 2 children) $55 Do you love toys? Have you ever wondered where lost toys go?
Fluff, a delightful story of what happened to a group of mismatched hand-?made toys that have unfortunately been lost by the people who cherished them most -but found again by the caring and sweetly nutty Gingham family.
Master of eccentricity and mistress of comedy, Christine Johnston has created a delightful show along with dancer Lisa O’Neill and electronica musician Peter Nelson, which touches the hearts of children and their adults. Enjoy a mix of physical comedy, playful dance, music, voice and whimsical characters playing with old and new technology - and fall in love with the 10 toy stars as we see why they came to be lost, before being welcomed into the Gingham’s colourful home.
Meet Fluff who was dropped under the couch then sucked up by the vacuum cleaner, Squibbly who was abandoned in the gutter by the family dog, and the Disco Frog who got caught in a ceiling fan. This is a simple, joyful and humorous tale for children, told with a twist! More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or Ph: 5441 4240
Fri 18 | Sat 19 Oct | Sun 20 Oct 2013 Sunshine Coast Home Show, Caravan & Camping & Boating Expo Stockland Park, Kawana Waters 9am to 5pm (Fri/Sat) 9am to 4pm (Sun) This popular annual event attracts around 14,000+ visitors over the three days, and this year will certainly be no exception with the addition of an outdoor adventure component to the event.
The Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo has over 200 exhibitors with a major Home Show event in the giant pavilion PLUS dozens of displays of caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes PLUS a select range of the best boating outlets on the coast with a great range of tinnies, ski boats, runabouts and off shore fishing craft. We will have casting and fishing talks on the giant fish tank, lifestyle cooking demos with Ranger Nick and Ecopot, free kids rides and massive prizes to win including $5,000 worth of European appliances for your home and a $ 1,200 Shimano fishing pack.
A new part of this event for 2013 is the Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo with everything for exploring the great outdoors. There will be caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, camping gear, heaps of boats, watercraft and more.
There will be onsite food courts, free entertainment every day and heaps of prizes to be won so don't miss a great day out for the whole family
When: October 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7.30pm Matinees: Sunday 20 & Saturday 26 at 2pm Adrift in Macao Musical Comedy Coolum Theatre Players Coolum Civic Centre, Park Street, Coolum Book and Lyrics by Christopher Durang. Music by Peter Melnick, produced by arrangement Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Inc. Directed by Michael Healy. Musical Director Julie Simpson. Set in 1952 in Macao, China, this is a musical parody of the Hollywood film noir movies of the 40’s & 50’s.
Cost: Memb $20; Conc $22; Non-member $25; U12 $15 Cabaret seating, 8 per table. BYO Nibbles & Drinks Bookings: 5446 2500 or at www.coolum.com.au/theatre Conditions apply.
When: October 18, 19, 23, 25, 26 at 8pm Matinees: October 20, 26 at 2pm Summer Wonderland The Lind Lind Lane Theatre Inc. 16 Mitchell Street, Nambour What happens between the neighbours when the Christmas Lights Competition comes to the suburbs! Written by Matthew Ryan. Directed by Anne Grant. Cost: $22 Adult (concessions apply) Bookings: 5441 1814 or www.lindlane.com.au
Sat 19 to Sun 27 Oct 2013 The 17th Annual Sculptured Garden? Exhibition Atrium Gallery Buderim Craft Cottage, 5 Main St, Buderim (between St Marks Anglican Church and Memorial Hall) Open 9am to 4pm daily Entry is Free This September, Buderim Craft Cottage's Atrium Gallery will once again be overflowing with wonderous pieces for the exciting Sculptured Garden Exhibition. Potters and clay sculptors from the Buderim Craft Cottage participate in this exhibition to showcase the very best of their work. The exhibition has been held annually for 17 years, and pieces exhibited in previous years have found their way into many homes and gardens throughout Queensland and interstate. The exhibition will include about 150 individually crafted sculptural and home decor works. Further information and Opening Night invitations Contact Jan 07-5445 2343 More at www.buderimcraftcottage.com.au
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Oct Buderim Garden Festival 2013 Celebrating 150 years of Gardening on Buderim Buderim Memorial Hall, Main St Buderim 9am to 4pm daily Visit 6 Open Gardens across Buderim View the Buderim Spring Flower Show Garden Sculpture Exhibition at Buderim Craft Cottage
Spring into Buderim - The Garden Town of the Sunshine Coast - for a Festival of Flowers! Join us in Buderim for a fun-filled weekend guaranteed to please the whole family. Six of our local residents & keen Buderim gardeners throw open their gates to show you their beautiful gardens. Spend the weekend visiting 6 Open Gardens in full bloom. Admire the plants, chat with the owners for their gardening advice, discover the tips & tricks of successful gardeners & get some fresh ideas for your garden. At the Spring Flower Show at the Hall you’ll find specialist growers exhibits, a variety of plant stalls & light refreshments, then head across the lawn to the Craft Cottage & admire the Garden Sculpture Exhibition & buy something unique for your garden, then pop in & see the floral displays at St Marks Anglican Church next door. Entry is $10 to visit 6 Open Gardens + the Flower Show or $2 entry to the Flower Show only. Pre-purchase tickets at the Old Buderim Post Office or the Buderim Newsagent in Burnett St or at Manawee Garden Centre in Gloucester Rd. Or purchase your tickets all weekend at the Buderim Hall during the Buderim Garden Festival Visit www.buderimgardenclub.com for more info All enquiries to Laurel 5445 6495
When: October 19 at 7.30pm Matinees: October 19, 20 at 2pm The Man on the Original Ten Dollar Note Noosa Arts Theatre Inc 163 Weyba Rd, Noosaville Devised & directed by Alan Ingram. Steven Tandy reads Henry Lawson. A rollicking & sentimental look at Henry Lawson poet and short-story writer one hundred years on. Cost: Adults $25, Concessions $20, Members/Groups 10+ $20, Children $20 Bookings: 5449 9343 or www.noosaartstheatre.org.au
Sat 19 Oct The Great Wine Challenge The Crk Tavern Mountain Creek 1pm to late Over 100 wines from Australia & abroad, gourmet food, live music & craft beer tastings Pre-sale tickets $20 On the Day $25 More info: 5478 1333 Proudly supporting the Endeavour Foundation
Sat 19 Oct Sunshine Coast Record Fair Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre 260 Dixon Rd Buderim 8.30am to 3pm Gold Coin Entry Fee - Donated to Charity 1000’s of Vinyl Records (LP’s & 45’s) + CD’s Memorabilia & Collectables All music genres covered: Blues | Jazz | Rock | Punk | Indie | Metal | HipHop Funk | Soul | Pop | Reggae | Disco | Grunge & more
1000's of vinyl records, cds, and other music related collectables. Beatles, Rolling Stones, pink floyd, frank zappa, guns n' roses, nirvana, pearl jam, led zeppelin, hip hop, funk, soul, jazz, blues, reggae, pop, punk - even marching bands! DJ's performing. SLEEVEFACE PHOTO BOOTH
Fri 18 | Sat 19 | Sun 20 The 3rd Annual Culture Shock Food Festival 2013 Duporth Ave Maroochydore a 3 day event of culture, entertainment, food & wine Fri 18: 7pm to 10.30pm Multicultural Excellence Awards Arnica Waterfront Restaurant $30 incl: drink on arrival + canapes Sat 19: 12.30pm to 3pm 3-course Multicultural Long Lunch Platinum Driveway, off Duporth Ave incl. three course, five culture banquette lunch + bubbly on arrival $80 per person 5pm to 7.30pm (FREE) Live entertainment, music, food & wine for all to enjoy 7.30pm to 9.30pm (FREE) After dark: Multicultural Short Film Festival Sun 20: Culture Shock Festival Extravaganza 10am to 6pm (FREE ALL DAY) Great food, wine, live music, performers, artists, cooking demos, market stalls, kids activities & more! More info: www.cultureshocksunshinecoast.com.au
Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct at 7pm Sun 27 Oct at 4pm Opera at the Castle The Sunshine Castle Bli Bli Tickets: Adults $79, Cons. $69, Child $49 To book visit: www.sunshinecastle.com
Thu 24 Oct Kindermusik Playdate Nambour Civic Centre 9am Family Class (0-5 years) 10am Preschool Class (3-5 years) 11am Baby Class (0-1.5 years)
Cost: $15 per child (or $20 for families with 2-3 children attending*) (Fee includes a take home pack (with a CD and child-friendly instrument)
Fri 25 Oct Disco: The Vinyl Solution Nambour Civic Centre 7.30pm Hilarious, informed, and scathing, Disco is basically the ’An Inconvenient Truth’ of electronic dance music. Disco elegantly and articulately concludes that the world’s been going to hell in a handbasket since we stopped touching each other on the dance floor.
Disco: The Vinyl Solution is a 70 minute, biting, Stand-up/physical comedy show with a serious core. It's the sister show to Fiona's previous award-winning show, The Needle and the Damage Done. Fiona Scott-Norman is a Melbourne based comedian, satirist, broadcaster and DJ, whose first solo show toured to over 70 regional Australian centres and venues, from the Sydney Opera House to Alice Springs and Bernie.
Directed by Tim Ferguson (ex-Doug Anthony Allstars and Don't Forget Your Toothbrush), Disco is fearless and funny. If you think modern music is 'rubbish', but don't want to say it out loud for fear of sounding 'old', this show is for you. Warning: Uses words of more than two syllables. Tickets: Adult $35 / Concession & Group 8+ $30 / 25cap 25yrs & under $20 / Subscription $25 More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or Ph Bookings: 5475 7777
Fri 25 Oct 2013 Day for Daniel Australia Wide Our National Day of Action Keeping Children Safe You are invited to join with us in a day which focuses on Child Safety Awareness.
Now in its 9th year, Day for Daniel continues to grow on a National scale and is recognised as Australia’s largest participation event of its type.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was established in 2005 by Denise and Bruce Morcombe following the tragic abduction and suspected murder of their 13 year old son Daniel in December 2003.
To promote the Foundation’s aims of making the world a safer place for our children, an annual awareness Day for Daniel is held, involving schools and local communities. In 2012 up to 500,000 school aged children are expected to participate on a local level.
A variety of activities are suggested and these range from: a talk about internet safety in class, a presentation by a school-based police officer completing an interactive educational program like Being Safety Smart? watching our DVD titled Foundation Red or participate in a Community Walk. These education activities are designed to provide life skills for children in a fun and informative manner without the fear factor.
We encourage that a red flavour be incorporated in the day - a colour which links Daniel’s story in a discreet way to the importance of Child Safety Education.
Day for Daniel is not a memorial day - it is a learning day for our Children.
So write in RED, draw & colour-in in RED, wear RED, display a RED ribbon, fly a RED balloon, eat RED food, have a RED morning tea & yes, you can drink RED cordial today!
Sat 26 Oct Friends of Room 12 Music Recital Presented by St Johns College Nambour Civic Centre 7pm All tickets: $5 More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or Ph Bookings: 5475 7777
Wed 30 Oct to Sun 3 Nov Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival 2013 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads Open daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm
Fri 1 Nov - Eyeline Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim Noosa Main Beach Make a splash in one of Australia’s premier ocean swims on beautiful Noosa Main Beach. All ages & abilities are encouraged to enter. Choose to swim in your age group category or with family & friends in our Mates & Family waves.
The Noosa Triathlon is one of the most celebrated events in the Southern Hemisphere each November & is steeped in rich history & uniqueness not matched anywhere in the world. The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is Australia's premiere multi sport event incorporating the second largest Olympic distance triathlons in the world. The Festival brings visitors from across the globe to Noosa's sunny shores for action-packed days of sport, entertainment & events. There's a week-long festival of swimming, cycling, running, triathlon events for everyone from 7 to 70 plus, two golf tournaments (celebrity & corporate), massive expo, corporate/VIP facilities, a Miss & Mr Noosa Model Search plus a serious After Party you'll also need to train for.
Add a whole host of high profile personalities for celebrity spotting & it's little wonder spectator numbers swell to more than 30,000 with a total of 8,500 competitors across all events. Children are welcome. The Courier Mail Noosa Superkidz Triathlon. A children's triathlon for ages seven to 13. Children are also eligible to enter into The Noosa Journal Breakfast Fun Run, Eyeline Noosa Ocean 1000 Swim and the Cannibal Tour de Noosa Breakfast with the stars. Disabled: There is access for guests with a disability. Disabled toilets provided. Wheelchair ramps to enter and exit the Noosa Triathlon Lifestyle Expo. Contact USM Events for nomination fees or visit website for more info. Phone: 07 5449 0711 Email: email@example.com All the info >>> www.noosatri.com.au
Thu 31 Oct Halloween 2013 Grab your spookiest costume & head for a night of trick or treating in your neighbourhood! Dress up & get into the Halloween groove - it’s not often you can dress up like a zombie or a ghost or a skeleton or a witch or a SuperHero & walk the streets without anyone thinking that you’re really weird...AND get free lollies!!