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Tequila Sunrise - Top Events on the Sunshine Coast in November 2013

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by Nikkii Joyce (subscribe)
I'm a Sunshine Coast journalist who jumped out of a lengthy mainstream media career 18 months ago to do some hearty work for the soul. A pescatarian sharing with you her secrets on our little piece of coast paradise.
Published November 4th 2013
"IT'S time to put some SPRING in your step!!"

TEQUILA on the town? Or a brekky OJ before a mountain climb? 'Tequila Sunrise' is the best of both worlds and my top reasons to see our spectacular Sunshine Coast sunrises - whether you are heading home or just getting started!

MELBOURNE CUP
MELBOURNE CUP FUN...
NIK'S PIK

THIS year on the coast, it's you - the guests who are the ones in charge of this year's Melbourne Cup. There are so many options to choose from including trackside coverage, luncheons, and celebrities, it really is the punter's/stylist's buffet. Check out the options this 2013 on Tuesday, November 5.






FRIDAY, November 1

* "Noosa Breakfast Fun Run" - RUN it or walk it, come and enjoy the serenity of Noosa for a super maj cause. This 5km one lap course through Noosa Woods and Noosa's main street to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 6.30am, $35 entry. Festival Village, Noosa Woods, Hastings St, NOOSA HEADS. ღ ✎ ✿ ✔ ℉ ☼ ✌

* "Orchid Show & Trade Fair" - SEE for yourself the exquisite beauty of the orchid at this namesake show. Seven vendors will be in attendance to answer all your questions and advice on plant needs and potting supplies.Admission $3, show starts 9am. Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Av, NAMBOUR. ✎

* "Dan Sultan - LIVE" IT'S one of the best ol' school pubs on the coast and is quickly gaining a reputation amongst locals as having some of the regions hottest live music acts. Dan Sultan hits the coast on his national "Back to Basics Tour". Find out why the Boss Bruce Springsteen, Hunters and Collectors and The Ruben are among this guys fans. Tickets $30, 8pm. Woombye Pub, 3-5 Blackall St, WOOMBYE. Ⓐ ❥ ☾ ☄

* "Blancanieves - Arthouse Film" THE alternative entertainment options are truly the best part of living on our fabulous coast, and our art house films are a must. This is the story of Snow White - with a twist! Set in 1920s Spain, the black and white production is a magical retelling of a classic story with an incredible flamenco soundtrack! Tickets $14, 6.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ♛ ☾

* "(Organic) Beauty from the Inside-Out Workshop" - WHAT goes on - goes in, so they say, and having recently made the switch to using only organic beauty products, I am currently enjoying an inner glow that comes from the confidence of knowing each and every ingredient in my products is safe and natural. This workshop is super affordable and set to be a super fun ladies night of informed advice from health and skin care professionals. Loads of laughs and girl power, $10 from each ticket goes towards cancer charity Beautiful You. Drinks and nibbles inc. $15 pp, 6pm - 8pm. Bookings essential. Kunara Natural Food Store, 330 Mons Rd, FOREST GLEN. Ⓐ ☾ ✎ ✿ ✌ ℉

* "Starry Nights Outdoor Movie: 'The Incredibles'" IT'S as close to a drive-in as we get here on the Sunshine Coast, and on a clear night - there is truly nothing better than your favourite movie under the stars. Tonight its under the Noosa Sky stretched out on the green grass next to the library. Bring your blankets and picnics. 6.30pm. Noosa Library, 54 Eumundi Road, NOOSAVILLE. ღ ☾ ♫ ☼ ◈

* "Dallas Frasca LIVE CONCERT" - SHE is Australia's sole rock diva of these modern times and Dallas Frasca is set to light up the stage at Caloundra. Ex-Sunshine Coast lad Jeff Curran aka 'Goatboy" joins the powerhouse on stage in this incredible night of live acts at the Kings Beach Tavern. Co-headlining are Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, MAP Project, The Jaguars and Collins Class. Tickets $15, 7.30pm doors open. Kings Beach Tavern, 43 Burgess St, CALOUNDRA. Ⓐ ❥ ☾ ☄

* "Five-O-Five Club" SETTLE back after the working week and celebrate the arrival of the much-deserved weekend with this new Nambour after work weekly gathering. Free canapés, great music and a chance to mingle with fellow professionals. 5.05pm to 8pm. Nambour Civic Centre, Centenary Square, NAMBOUR. ❥ ℉

* "The Friday Workers Club - The Velo Project" - IT'S one of two hot new Sunshine Coast spots whose word of mouth alone has locals busting their hop to get down too. This addition to their weekly schedule is an after works drink club which provides the old English style grub and eclectic live music (if you get an early mark) - YOU provide the BYO drinks. Every Friday. The Velo Project, 19 Careela St, MOOLOOLABA. ☾ ♫ ◈

SATURDAY, November 2

* "Orchid Show & Trade Fair" - SEE for yourself the exquisite beauty of the orchid at this namesake show. Seven vendors will be in attendance to answer all your questions and advice on plant needs and potting supplies.Admission $3, show starts 9am. Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Av, NAMBOUR. ✎

* "A Good Life without Gluten - BAKING WORKSHOP" THE list of foods we love but avoid seems to just get longer. But there's no need to stop eating your favourites any more. Learn how to make gluten free butter shortcrust, sweet shortcrust, vegan pastry, a savoury tart, a classic apple pie with base and lid, and veggie rolls using vegan pastry.Workshop is led by chef Monica Topliss. Tickets $135 for 3 hours, 2pm to 5pm. Bookings necessary. Kunara Natural Food Store, 330 Mons Rd, FOREST GLEN. Ⓐ ✎

* "Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee LIVE" Anh's bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry and was described by Russell Crowe as "the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years". ONE of my favourite Australian entertainers, Anh Do brings to life his best selling autobiography, delving deep into his own life's joys and sorrows. It's sure to be an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and "happy". Tickets $49, 8pm show start. The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ♛ ☾ ♫

* "Blancanieves - Arthouse Film" THE alternative entertainment options are truly the best part of living on our fabulous coast, and our art house films are a must. This is the story of Snow White - with a twist! Set in 1920s Spain, the black and white production is a magical retelling of a classic story with an incredible flamenco soundtrack! Tickets $14, 7.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ♛ ☾

Big Pineapple, markets, Saturday, fresh food, fresh fruit and vegetables
Plenty of fun at the Pineapple!
* "The Big Pineapple Markets" THEY truly are my pick for the BEST place on the Sunshine Coast to get fresh ORGANIC fruit and veg. The Big Pineapple markets are the sweet sensation that's on everybody's lips every Saturday, with these all-weather markets at the revitalised Sunshine Coast tourist icon that is the Big Pineapple. 6.30am - 1pm, The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼



* "Kawana Waters Farmers Market" - Indulge the senses, relax, taste, listen to the live music, let the kids go wild on the jumping castle, wander and unwind as you discover an array of sumptuous and flavoursome organic fruits and vegetables, gourmet condiments and exquisite fruity jams amongst some of the most beautifully hand crafted products you will find. 7am - 12noon. Kawana State College, 119 Sportsman Pde, BOKARINA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "The Sunshine Coast Bazaar Saturday Markets" - The Bazaar showcases regional small businesses bursting with fresh produce, delicious snacks, clever crafts, original fashion and loads more. 7am to 1pm. Corbould Park Racecourse, Pierce Avenue, CALOUNDRA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Eumundi Markets" - Rain, hail or shine, even locals can't get enough of the world famous Eumundi Markets whose ethos "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" has had visitors flocking back for decades. These world famous markets are open from 7am to 2pm, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

SUNDAY, November 3

* "Triathlon Pink" - $1 MILLION has been raised for the series of pink triathlon's that have been held around the country since the first even was held back in 2006. The Sunshine Coast's "Triathlon Pink" is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The mix of run, swim, bike courses vary for the novice through to the hardcore athletes - with the option of a stand alone fun run. Entry costs vary. Stockland Park, 320 Nicklin Way, BOKARINA. ღ ♒ ✿ ☼ ✌

Cotton Tree markets, clothing, sweets, Sunday
Best market fashion!
* "Cotton Tree Street Markets" - See why, after 20 years, locals and tourists can't get enough of these markets famed for works from local artisans, designers and inventors in a precinct designed for the most selective of market dwellers. Your patronage at these markets also helps support people living with cancer - the popular fair managed by the team at Bloonhill Cancer Help. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼


* "Fishermans Road Markets" - WITH over 128 stalls at your fingertips and an unimaginable display of fresh food, new and pre-loved clothes, pet treats, hand tools, books, home made toys, plants and seedlings and furniture - not to mention the coffee and massages! 6am - 12noon, Fishermans Road Markets, car David Low Way and Fishermans Road, MAROOCHYDORE. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Caloundra Bulcock Street Markets" - Held right in the heart of Caloundra, these markets feature unique arts and crafts, family entertainment, fresh produce, flowers, plus local cafes, boutiques and over 50 specialty shops. 8am - 1pm. Bulcock St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Noosa Marina Markets" - IT'S for good reason that the locals boast that there are no better markets than right here on the Noosa Marina. Set your own pace with a casual stroll through the seemingly endless lines of stalls, following it up with a relaxing ride on the Noosa Ferry. 8am to 2pm. Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Crt, TEWANTIN. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

MONDAY, November 4

* "BMX Racing - Training Night!" Racing for all ages at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Race Night. Ages 4 and up. 5.30pm - 7.30pm. $4 per rider, coaching from 6pm. Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex, Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

Melbourne Cup, Sunshine Coast, party, lunch, races
You are a winner either way today...
TUESDAY, November 5

* "Melbourne Cup with Hugo Boss!" INTERNATIONALLY renowned luxury menswear designer Hugo Boss lands on our doorstep for the race that stops a nation, bringing his latest collection. For those able to afford a little more sophistication this Melbourne Cup head on up to Noosa Sound and sip French champagne with Mr Boss himself while enjoying a five course menu, plus much more. $120 pp, 11.30m. Bookings essential. Rickys Bar and Restaurant, 2-10 Quamby Place, NOOSA SOUND. ❥ ♒ ♫ ✌

* "Melbourne Cup Celebrations" - THERE are parties a-plenty across the coast, leaving you a variety of options on how to spend the day. From action trackside, a round of golf, a coast landmark and fine restaurant dining. The choice is yours....
1. Sunshine Coast Turf Club Ⓐ ❥ ♒ ♫ ☼
2. Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort Luncheon ❥ ♫ ℉
3. The Ettamogah Pub ❥ ♒ ♫ ℉
4. Mt Coolum Golf & Luncheon ❥ ♒ ♫ ✔ ℉ ☼
4. Sirocco Noosa ❥ ♒ ♫ ℉

* "Group Cycle Rides - Caloundra" ITS one of the best ways to get out and see the coast, so why not do it with a bunch of like minded friends that you just haven't met yet? Get Biking brings together a small group btw 10 and 20 pax cycle area for 90 minutes, followed by morning tea. Meet outside Stockland on Bowman Road. 5.30am - 7.00am. 1 Park Place, CALOUNDRA. Male or Female rides also available. ✿ ✔ ☼

* "Community Day - Centre for Growing Sustainability" JOIN the worldwide phenomenon that is creating sustainable gardens. CGS Community Days involve an educational and entertaining schedule of activities to bring the grounds and living classrooms to life including mulching, pruning, planting, propagating and compositing. 9am to 3pm, The Nut Factory at The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. ღ ✎ ✿ ☼ FREE

* "Group Drumming Classes" - FEEL the rhythm every Tuesday night with these Coolum group drum classes. Suitable for beginner, intermediate and intermediate-advanced. $15 pp inc drum hire. ages 10 and up, 7pm start. Coolum Beach & Kilcoy School of Dance Studio, Unit 3/6 Link Cresc, COOLUM BEACH. ღ ✎



WEDNESDAY, November 6

* "Luke Kennedy - LIVE IN CONCERT" - The Voice Australia 2013's runner up hits the coast as part of his "A Time For Us" debut album national tour. The dynamic tenor with a flair for modern pop is sure to delight his fans with this one night only performance. Tickets $50, 7.30pm. The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ☾ ☄

Eumundi Markets, famous, Wedneday and Saturday, gift ideas, authentic cuisines
Amazing characters
* "Eumundi Markets" - Rain, hail or shine, even locals can't get enough of the world famous Eumundi Markets whose ethos "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" has had visitors flocking back for decades. These world famous markets are open today from 8am to 1.30pm, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "BMX Racing - Race Night!" Racing for all ages at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Race Night. Ages 4 and up. From 6pm, from $6 per rider. Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex, Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

* "SOLBAR Open Mic Night" - GOT some musical talents you want to share? Or are you looking to discover some of the region's future superstars? See for yourself why the Solbar has become the coast's most popular live music venues for every possible musical genre you can imagine! BYO instrument, lead, strap etc. Every Wednesday in the lounge bar from 6pm until late. Solbar, 19 Ocean St, MAROOCHYDORE. Ⓐ ❥ ♋ ☾ ☄ ♫ FREE

THURSDAY, November 7

* "Acoustic Guitar Spectacular" - HEAD up the hinterland to see two of the best in the business, Michael Fix (Aus) and Richard Gilewitz (USA) who are set to weave memorable musical magic! Local star Sam Shepherd is a special guest. Tickets $25, 7.30pm. Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple St, MALENY. ☾ ☄

FRIDAY, November 8

* "Starry Nights Outdoor Movie: 'The Sapphires" IT'S as close to a drive-in as we get here on the Sunshine Coast, and on a clear night - there is truly nothing better than your favourite movie under the stars. Tonight its under the Cooroy Sky stretched out on the green grass of the library rooftop. next to the library. Bring your blankets and picnics. 6pm. Cooroy Library, 9 Maple St, COOROY. ღ ☾ ♫ ☼ ◈

* "Five-O-Five Club" SETTLE back after the working week and celebrate the arrival of the much-deserved weekend with this new Nambour after work weekly gathering. Free canapés, great music and a chance to mingle with fellow professionals. 5.05pm to 8pm. Nambour Civic Centre, Centenary Square, NAMBOUR. ❥ ℉

* "The Friday Workers Club - The Velo Project" - IT'S one of two hot new Sunshine Coast spots whose word of mouth alone has locals busting their hop to get down too. This addition to their weekly schedule is an after works drink club which provides the old English style grub and eclectic live music (if you get an early mark) - YOU provide the BYO drinks. Every Friday. The Velo Project, 19 Careela St, MOOLOOLABA. ☾ ♫ ◈

SATURDAY, November 9

* "Raw Food Workshops" - SUPER zealous about experimenting with organic foods and discovering combinations for optimum health? Me too. That's why these workshops at my fav market place in the world are just too good to pass up. This class shoots to the top of my event calendar this month for the educational benefits and affordable price, take home raw recipes to get you through the day - all 100% sugar, dairy and gluten free! $65 pp, 2pm - 5pm. Bookings essential. Kunara Natural Food Store, 330 Mons Rd, FOREST GLEN. Ⓐ ✎ ✿

* "Water Ski Comp" - SEE all the action of bullets on water with this 3-Event Waterski Tournament - Slalom, Trick and Jump - proudly sponsored by Obrien Watersports Australia in association with ML Watersports. Oz Ski Resort, 60 Junction Drv, COOLUM. ღ ♒ ☼ FREE

* "Spice Blending Classes (Beginner)" - PUT some spice into your every day life with flavours from ancient times. The vivacious and incredibly insightful Vicki Taylor gives you actual hands on experience with her workshops which will sweep your senses away. $69 pp, 9am start. Red Hot Chilli Pepper, Shop 4 Monaco Bulcock Street, CALOUNDRA. ♒ ✎ ℉ B

* "The Big Pineapple Markets" THEY truly are my pick for the BEST place on the Sunshine Coast to get fresh ORGANIC fruit and veg. The Big Pineapple markets are the sweet sensation that's on everybody's lips every Saturday, with these all-weather markets at the revitalised Sunshine Coast tourist icon that is the Big Pineapple. 6.30am - 1pm, The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Kawana Waters Farmers Market" - Indulge the senses, relax, taste, listen to the live music, let the kids go wild on the jumping castle, wander and unwind as you discover an array of sumptuous and flavoursome organic fruits and vegetables, gourmet condiments and exquisite fruity jams amongst some of the most beautifully hand crafted products you will find. 7am - 12noon. Kawana State College, 119 Sportsman Pde, BOKARINA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "The Sunshine Coast Bazaar Saturday Markets" - The Bazaar showcases regional small businesses bursting with fresh produce, delicious snacks, clever crafts, original fashion and loads more. 7am to 1pm. Corbould Park Racecourse, Pierce Avenue, CALOUNDRA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

Eumundi Markets, famous, Wedneday and Saturday, gift ideas, authentic cuisines
Mouthwatering delights
* "Eumundi Markets" - Rain, hail or shine, even locals can't get enough of the world famous Eumundi Markets whose ethos "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" has had visitors flocking back for decades. These world famous markets are open from 7am to 2pm, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

*"Golden Days Festival" - IT'S one of the best - if not the biggest - days on the coast's music calendar this year and the anticipation is explosive. First cab off the rank today is the Golden Days Festival, the lesser known little music carnival firecracker which is getting huge critical acclaim for its eclectic combination of performers. Headline acts include Grinspoon, Seth Sentry, Ball Park Music, The Beards and Kingswood. The Coolum carnival kicks off today with the main music licensed event for over 18s only! Tickets $66.50, 11.30am start. Coolum Peregian Sports Complex, COOLUM BEACH. Ⓐ ❥ ♒ ☄ ♫ ☼

* "Mary River Festival " - Making music matters is what the Coast does best and the message of the Mary River Festival is promoting the endless possibilities when people and the environment work in harmony. In contrast to today's other big drawcard, this is a festival for the entire family and showcases the creativity, projects, ideas, resources and culture that enhances and protects the unique environments of the Mary River catchment. The 2011 Arts Queensland Award winning event pays homage to traditional land owners with countless performers, workshops and displays filling the Kandanga Recreations Grounds. The party ends later in the night, with uber cool local band and environmental action advocates The Floating Bridges hitting the stage at the Kandanga Hotel to round out the day. Main St, KANDANGA. ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ✿ ✌ ☼ FREE

SUNDAY, November 10

* "Water Ski Comp" - SEE all the action of bullets on water with this 3-Event Waterski Tournament - Slalom, Trick and Jump - proudly sponsored by Obrien Watersports Australia in association with ML Watersports. Oz Ski Resort, 60 Junction Drv, COOLUM. ღ ♒ ☼ FREE

* "Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey LIVE IN CONCERT" BETWEEN them they have won 33 Golden Guitars, making them the poster boys for country music in this country. Multi award-winning superstars Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Marvey bring their showmanship and incredible musical talents to the coast to perform tracks from 'The Great Country Songbook' - the greatest country collaborations this year. 6pm doors open, $45 pp. The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ❥ ♛ ☾ ☄

* "Cotton Tree Street Markets" - See why, after 20 years, locals and tourists can't get enough of these markets famed for works from local artisans, designers and inventors in a precinct designed for the most selective of market dwellers. Your patronage at these markets also helps support people living with cancer - the popular fair managed by the team at Bloonhill Cancer Help. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼


Fishermans Road markets, Sunshine Coast, food, fun, fashion
Colours to see, smell, taste and hear!
* "Caloundra Bulcock Street Markets" - WITH over 128 stalls at your fingertips and an unimaginable display of fresh food, new and pre-loved clothes, pet treats, hand tools, books, home made toys, plants and seedlings and furniture - not to mention the coffee and massages! 6am - 12noon, Fishermans Road Markets, car David Low Way and Fishermans Road, MAROOCHYDORE. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Caloundra Bulcock Street Markets" - Held right in the heart of Caloundra, these markets feature unique arts and crafts, family entertainment, fresh produce, flowers, plus local cafes, boutiques and over 50 specialty shops. 8am - 1pm. Bulcock St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Noosa Marina Markets" - IT'S for good reason that the locals boast that there are no better markets than right here on the Noosa Marina. Set your own pace with a casual stroll through the seemingly endless lines of stalls, following it up with a relaxing ride on the Noosa Ferry. 8am to 2pm. Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Crt, TEWANTIN. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫


* "The Eco Challenge – Golden Days Festival" - DAY two of the festival, and this time the gates are open to everybody - FREE OF CHARGE! Today's event features live music, a wooden surfboard contest, skateboard jam and demos, art and eco-workshops, kite flying displays, drumming performance, markets stalls and more. The focus is on innovative and sustainable products. 8am to 5.30pm. Tickle Park, COOLUM. ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ☼ FREE

MONDAY, November 11

* "BMX Racing - Training Night!" Racing for all ages at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Race Night. Ages 4 and up. 5.30pm - 7.30pm. $4 per rider, coaching from 6pm. Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex, Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

TUESDAY, November 12

* "Group Cycle Rides - Caloundra" ITS one of the best ways to get out and see the coast, so why not do it with a bunch of like minded friends that you just haven't met yet? Get Biking brings together a small group btw 10 and 20 pax cycle area for 90 minutes, followed by morning tea. Meet outside Stockland on Bowman Road. 5.30am - 7.00am. 1 Park Place, CALOUNDRA. Male or Female rides also available. ✿ ✔ ☼

* "Community Day - Centre for Growing Sustainability" JOIN the worldwide phenomenon that is creating sustainable gardens. CGS Community Days involve an educational and entertaining schedule of activities to bring the grounds and living classrooms to life including mulching, pruning, planting, propagating and compositing. 9am to 3pm, The Nut Factory at The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. ღ ✎ ✿ ☼ FREE

WEDNESDAY, November 13

* "Eumundi Markets" - Rain, hail or shine, even locals can't get enough of the world famous Eumundi Markets whose ethos "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" has had visitors flocking back for decades. These world famous markets are open today from 8am to 1.30pm, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "BMX Racing - Race Night!" Racing for all ages at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Race Night. Ages 4 and up. From 6pm, $6 per rider. Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex, Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

* "SOLBAR Open Mic Night" - GOT some musical talents you want to share? Or are you looking to discover some of the region's future superstars? See for yourself why the Solbar has become the coast's most popular live music venues for every possible musical genre you can imagine! BYO instrument, lead, strap etc. Every Wednesday in the lounge bar from 6pm until late. Solbar, 19 Ocean St, MAROOCHYDORE. Ⓐ ❥ ♋ ☾ ☄ ♫ FREE

THURSDAY, November 14

* "A Tribute to Cash, Monroe & Elvis -LIVE CONCERT" DECADES after the world mourned the death of these superstars, the modern world is still enraptured by the tunes of the cool Johnny Cash, beauty icon Marilyn Monroe and "the Pelvis" Elvis Presley. Relive their greatest performances in this local production. Tickets $20-25, 11am and 7.30pm show. The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drv, NOOSA JUNCTION. Ⓐ ☾ ☄ =

FRIDAY, November 15

* "Disney with a Twist - Black Swan School of Dance" CATCH all your favourite Disney stars in this incredible dance production. Tickets $25, 4.30pm. Nambour Civic Centre, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ღ ♋ ♛ ♫

* "Tim Winton's The Turning - Arthouse Film" THE alternative entertainment options are truly the best part of living on our fabulous coast, and our art house films are a must. Seventeen talented Australian directors from an incredible array of artistic disciplines give their take on a chapter of the multi-award winning author's breathtaking novel. Tickets $14, 6.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ♛ ☾

* "Five-O-Five Club" SETTLE back after the working week and celebrate the arrival of the much-deserved weekend with this new Nambour after work weekly gathering. Free canapés, great music and a chance to mingle with fellow professionals. 5.05pm to 8pm. Nambour Civic Centre, Centenary Square, NAMBOUR. ❥ ℉

* "The Friday Workers Club - The Velo Project" - IT'S one of two hot new Sunshine Coast spots whose word of mouth alone has locals busting their hop to get down too. This addition to their weekly schedule is an after works drink club which provides the old English style grub and eclectic live music (if you get an early mark) - YOU provide the BYO drinks. Every Friday. The Velo Project, 19 Careela St, MOOLOOLABA. ☾ ♫ ◈

SATURDAY, November 16

* "Katie Noonan Fundraiser Eumundi Concert" - AUSSIE songbird Katie Noon and friends are back again to celebrate the 101st birthday of local icon, the Eumundi School of Arts Hall. Doors open 6pm, $30 per ticket. Eumundi School of Arts Hall, Cnr of Pacey Street and Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. ❥ ☾ ☄ ♫ ✌ ℉

* "Family Art Workshops" SOME of the best family memories stem from creating things together. Design a moment that will last a lifetime at these free family orientated workshops. Be inspired by the latest exhibition and create your own masterpiece with some help from the family and featured artists. Butter Factory Arts Centre, 10 Maple St, COOROY. ღ ♫ FREE

* "Tim Winton's The Turning - Arthouse Film" THE alternative entertainment options are truly the best part of living on our fabulous coast, and our art house films are a must. Seventeen talented Australian directors from an incredible array of artistic disciplines give their take on a chapter of the multi-award winning author's breathtaking novel. Tickets $14, 7.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ♛ ☾

Big Pineapple, markets, Saturday, fresh food, fresh fruit and vegetables
Perfect days!
* "The Big Pineapple Markets" THEY truly are my pick for the BEST place on the Sunshine Coast to get fresh ORGANIC fruit and veg. The Big Pineapple markets are the sweet sensation that's on everybody's lips every Saturday, with these all-weather markets at the revitalised Sunshine Coast tourist icon that is the Big Pineapple. 6.30am - 1pm, The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼



* "Kawana Waters Farmers Market" - Indulge the senses, relax, taste, listen to the live music, let the kids go wild on the jumping castle, wander and unwind as you discover an array of sumptuous and flavoursome organic fruits and vegetables, gourmet condiments and exquisite fruity jams amongst some of the most beautifully hand crafted products you will find. 7am - 12noon. Kawana State College, 119 Sportsman Pde, BOKARINA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "The Sunshine Coast Bazaar Saturday Markets" - The Bazaar showcases regional small businesses bursting with fresh produce, delicious snacks, clever crafts, original fashion and loads more. 7am to 1pm. Corbould Park Racecourse, Pierce Avenue, CALOUNDRA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Eumundi Markets" - Rain, hail or shine, even locals can't get enough of the world famous Eumundi Markets whose ethos "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" has had visitors flocking back for decades. These world famous markets are open from 7am to 2pm, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Full Moon Dance" - EVER danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Okay - that's not what this party is about, but you can sure dance like him at this party! (Sorry ladies and gents, but I have wanted to say those immortal Joker words since 1989). This Verrierdale outdoor party cloaked in the light of the moon overhead, is one of the grooviest regular nights out on the coast. The Full Moon is renown for bringing together some of the hottest acts touring Australia, this month it's The Mouldy Lovers, Dubmarine and Chocolate Strings. It's a magical setting but what makes this party truly unique is the magical vibe created by the hip fun-loving crowd just like you! The Verrierdale Hall, 268 Verrierdale Road, EUMUNDI. ♋ ☾ ☄ ♫ ☼

SUNDAY, November 17
* "Raw Sounds Summer: Schoolies '13" - IT'S the end of school for hundreds of students, and they deserve to celebrate. So leave them to it - without having to endure the typical parental concerns of outside influences at this one night only event. Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership presents this special schools event where entertainment includes live music, market and information stalls, beach volleyball, touch footy and much more. All ages and strictly alcohol and drug free! 11am-4pm. Mooloolaba Loo with a View, The Esplanade, MOOLOOLABA. ♒ ☄ ♫ ☼ ☺ ✘ -

* "Cotton Tree Street Markets" - SEE why, after 20 years, locals and tourists can't get enough of these markets famed for works from local artisans, designers and inventors in a precinct designed for the most selective of market dwellers. Your patronage at these markets also helps support people living with cancer - the popular fair managed by the team at Bloonhill Cancer Help. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

Fishermans Road markets, Sunshine Coast, food, fun, fashion
Local made gifts
* "Fishermans Road Markets" - WITH over 128 stalls at your fingertips and an unimaginable display of fresh food, new and pre-loved clothes, pet treats, hand tools, books, home made toys, plants and seedlings and furniture - not to mention the coffee and massages! 6am - 12noon, Fishermans Road Markets, car David Low Way and Fishermans Road, MAROOCHYDORE. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫



* "Caloundra Bulcock Street Markets" - Held right in the heart of Caloundra, these markets feature unique arts and crafts, family entertainment, fresh produce, flowers, plus local cafes, boutiques and over 50 specialty shops. 8am - 1pm. Bulcock St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Noosa Marina Markets" - IT'S for good reason that the locals boast that there are no better markets than right here on the Noosa Marina. Set your own pace with a casual stroll through the seemingly endless lines of stalls, following it up with a relaxing ride on the Noosa Ferry. 8am to 2pm. Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Crt, TEWANTIN. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

MONDAY, November 18

* "BMX Racing - Training Night!" Racing for all ages at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Race Night. Ages 4 and up. 5.30pm - 7.30pm. $4 per rider, coaching from 6pm. Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex, Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

TUESDAY, November 19

* "Group Cycle Rides - Caloundra" ITS one of the best ways to get out and see the coast, so why not do it with a bunch of like minded friends that you just haven't met yet? Get Biking brings together a small group btw 10 and 20 pax cycle area for 90 minutes, followed by morning tea. Meet outside Stockland on Bowman Road. 5.30am - 7.00am. 1 Park Place, CALOUNDRA. Male or Female rides also available. ✿ ✔ ☼

* "Community Day - Centre for Growing Sustainability" JOIN the worldwide phenomenon that is creating sustainable gardens. CGS Community Days involve an educational and entertaining schedule of activities to bring the grounds and living classrooms to life including mulching, pruning, planting, propagating and compositing. 9am to 3pm, The Nut Factory at The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. ღ ✎ ✿ ☼ FREE

WEDNESDAY, November 20

* "Eumundi Markets" - Rain, hail or shine, even locals can't get enough of the world famous Eumundi Markets whose ethos "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" has had visitors flocking back for decades.
These world famous markets are open today from 8am to 1.30pm, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "BMX Racing - Race Night!" Racing for all ages at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Race Night. Ages 4 and up. From 6pm, $6 per rider. Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex, Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

Solbar, open mic night
Good friends - great music!
* "SOLBAR Open Mic Night" - GOT some musical talents you want to share? Or are you looking to discover some of the region's future superstars? See for yourself why the Solbar has become the coast's most popular live music venues for every possible musical genre you can imagine! BYO instrument, lead, strap etc. Every Wednesday in the lounge bar from 6pm until late. Solbar, 19 Ocean St, MAROOCHYDORE. Ⓐ ❥ ♋ ☾ ☄ ♫ FREE



THURSDAY, November 21

* "Bjorn Again - LIVE CONCERT" THEY are the next best thing to Agnetha, Frida, Bjorn and Benny and while I may still be holding out for a reunion of the band I personally believe responsible for the worlds greatest melodies, these guys do an internationally critically acclaimed tribute. Tickets $59.50, 8pm start. Nambour Civic Centre, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ღ ☾ ☄


FRIDAY, November 22

* "Jessica Mauboy - LIVE IN CONCERT" SHE is the darling of the Australian music scene who is captivating the world! It's been a phenomenal year for the self-confessed Northern Territory girl next door. International critics are raving about her acting chops after her debut movie "The Sapphires", she wowed Hollywood with her Emmy's after party performance, before coming back home to set the scene for this year's NFL grand final. Now Jess is back where she shines most - live on stage, tonight in Caloundra for this one night only performance. Tickets $82, 7.30pm start. The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ☄

* "Five-O-Five Club" SETTLE back after the working week and celebrate the arrival of the much-deserved weekend with this new Nambour after work weekly gathering. Free canapés, great music and a chance to mingle with fellow professionals. 5.05pm to 8pm. Nambour Civic Centre, Centenary Square, NAMBOUR. ❥ ℉

* "The Friday Workers Club - The Velo Project" - IT'S one of two hot new Sunshine Coast spots whose word of mouth alone has locals busting their hop to get down too. This addition to their weekly schedule is an after works drink club which provides the old English style grub and eclectic live music (if you get an early mark) - YOU provide the BYO drinks. Every Friday. The Velo Project, 19 Careela St, MOOLOOLABA. ☾ ♫ ◈

SATURDAY, November 23

* "The Big Pineapple Markets" THEY truly are my pick for the BEST place on the Sunshine Coast to get fresh ORGANIC fruit and veg. The Big Pineapple markets are the sweet sensation that's on everybody's lips every Saturday, with these all-weather markets at the revitalised Sunshine Coast tourist icon that is the Big Pineapple. 6.30am - 1pm, The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Kawana Waters Farmers Market" - Indulge the senses, relax, taste, listen to the live music, let the kids go wild on the jumping castle, wander and unwind as you discover an array of sumptuous and flavoursome organic fruits and vegetables, gourmet condiments and exquisite fruity jams amongst some of the most beautifully hand crafted products you will find. 7am - 12noon. Kawana State College, 119 Sportsman Pde, BOKARINA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "The Sunshine Coast Bazaar Saturday Markets" - The Bazaar showcases regional small businesses bursting with fresh produce, delicious snacks, clever crafts, original fashion and loads more. 7am to 1pm. Corbould Park Racecourse, Pierce Avenue, CALOUNDRA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Eumundi Markets" - Rain, hail or shine, even locals can't get enough of the world famous Eumundi Markets whose ethos "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" has had visitors flocking back for decades. These world famous markets are open from 7am to 2pm, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

SUNDAY, November 24

Cotton Tree markets, Sunshine Coast, fashion, food, jewellery, cheap buys
Bags of fun!
* "Cotton Tree Street Markets" - See why, after 20 years, locals and tourists can't get enough of these markets famed for works from local artisans, designers and inventors in a precinct designed for the most selective of market dwellers. Your patronage at these markets also helps support people living with cancer - the popular fair managed by the team at Bloonhill Cancer Help. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Fishermans Road Markets" - WITH over 128 stalls at your fingertips and an unimaginable display of fresh food, new and pre-loved clothes, pet treats, hand tools, books, home made toys, plants and seedlings and furniture - not to mention the coffee and massages! 6am - 12noon, Fishermans Road Markets, car David Low Way and Fishermans Road, MAROOCHYDORE. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Caloundra Bulcock Street Markets" - Held right in the heart of Caloundra, these markets feature unique arts and crafts, family entertainment, fresh produce, flowers, plus local cafes, boutiques and over 50 specialty shops. 8am - 1pm. Bulcock St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Noosa Marina Markets" - IT'S for good reason that the locals boast that there are no better markets than right here on the Noosa Marina. Set your own pace with a casual stroll through the seemingly endless lines of stalls, following it up with a relaxing ride on the Noosa Ferry. 8am to 2pm. Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Crt, TEWANTIN. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

MONDAY, November 25

* "BMX Racing - Training Night!" Racing for all ages at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Race Night. Ages 4 and up. 5.30pm - 7.30pm. $4 per rider, coaching from 6pm. Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex, Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

TUESDAY, November 26

* "Group Cycle Rides - Caloundra" ITS one of the best ways to get out and see the coast, so why not do it with a bunch of like minded friends that you just haven't met yet? Get Biking brings together a small group btw 10 and 20 pax cycle area for 90 minutes, followed by morning tea. Meet outside Stockland on Bowman Road. 5.30am - 7.00am. 1 Park Place, CALOUNDRA. Male or Female rides also available. ✿ ✔ ☼

* "Community Day - Centre for Growing Sustainability" JOIN the worldwide phenomenon that is creating sustainable gardens. CGS Community Days involve an educational and entertaining schedule of activities to bring the grounds and living classrooms to life including mulching, pruning, planting, propagating and compositing. 9am to 3pm, The Nut Factory at The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. ღ ✎ ✿ ☼ FREE

WEDNEDAY, November 27

Eumundi Markets, famous, Wedneday and Saturday, gift ideas, authentic cuisines
Surprises everywhere...
* "Eumundi Markets"[/I] - Rain, hail or shine, even locals can't get enough of the world famous Eumundi Markets whose ethos "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" has had visitors flocking back for decades.
These world famous markets are open today from 8am to 1.30pm, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫



* "BMX Racing - Race Night!" Racing for all ages at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Race Night. Ages 4 and up. From 6pm, $6 per rider. Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex, Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

* "SOLBAR Open Mic Night" - GOT some musical talents you want to share? Or are you looking to discover some of the region's future superstars? See for yourself why the Solbar has become the coast's most popular live music venues for every possible musical genre you can imagine! BYO instrument, lead, strap etc. Every Wednesday in the lounge bar from 6pm until late. Solbar, 19 Ocean St, MAROOCHYDORE. Ⓐ ❥ ♋ ☾ ☄ ♫ FREE

THURSDAY, November 28

* "Meet the Author - Judy Nunn" HER face is best known from one of Australia's longest running soaps, but her name is renowned across the world. Aussie author Judy Nunn has sold more than 1 million books world-wide and will talk about her latest novel 'Eliane' - a tale of wealth, power, privilege and betrayal set on a sugar cane plantation in Queensland. 4.30pm start, $25 pp. Daisy's Place, 2859 Steve Irwin Way, GLENVIEW.

* "Spice Blending Classes (Beginner)" - PUT some spice into your every day life with flavours from ancient times. The vivacious and incredibly insightful Vicki Taylor gives you actual hands on experience with her workshops which will sweep your senses away. $69 pp, 9am start. Red Hot Chilli Pepper, Shop 4 Monaco Bulcock Street, CALOUNDRA. ♒ ✎ ℉ B

* "Five-O-Five Club" SETTLE back after the working week and celebrate the arrival of the much-deserved weekend with this new Nambour after work weekly gathering. Free canapés, great music and a chance to mingle with fellow professionals. 5.05pm to 8pm. Nambour Civic Centre, Centenary Square, NAMBOUR. ❥ ℉

* "The Friday Workers Club - The Velo Project" - IT'S one of two hot new Sunshine Coast spots whose word of mouth alone has locals busting their hop to get down too. This addition to their weekly schedule is an after works drink club which provides the old English style grub and eclectic live music (if you get an early mark) - YOU provide the BYO drinks. Every Friday. The Velo Project, 19 Careela St, MOOLOOLABA. ☾ ♫ ◈

SATURDAY, November 30

* "Gluten Free Pasta Masterclass" - ITS the potato of the 21st century - we just can't seem to live without our "le linguine, le penne" and more! So do it the healthy way, knowing each and every ingredient by making it yourself! Recipes include fresh egg fettucini, gluten free soba noodles, tortellini and more with a scrumptious accompaniment of a good tomato basil sauce. $150 pp, 2pm - 6.30pm. Bookings essential. Kunara Natural Food Store, 330 Mons Rd, FOREST GLEN. Ⓐ ✎ ✿

* "A Glow Stick Run" - IT's a trail run with a difference - being you will be guided by the incandescent glow of glow sticks that mark the way on the 2km, 6km or 10km run. The trail winds through the beautiful bushland trails near Novotel Twin Waters. Get set to marvel at some serious colours with no loud music, no flashing lights and no rave style atmosphere. by Dream Run Events is a unique trail running event offering runners magical and ethereal trail running experience. Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Ocean Drv, TWIN WATERS. ☾ ✿ ✔ ✌

Big Pineapple, markets, Saturday, fresh food, fresh fruit and vegetables
Kids playground...
* "The Big Pineapple Markets" THEY truly are my pick for the BEST place on the Sunshine Coast to get fresh ORGANIC fruit and veg. The Big Pineapple markets are the sweet sensation that's on everybody's lips every Saturday, with these all-weather markets at the revitalised Sunshine Coast tourist icon that is the Big Pineapple. 6.30am - 1pm, The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Kawana Waters Farmers Market" - Indulge the senses, relax, taste, listen to the live music, let the kids go wild on the jumping castle, wander and unwind as you discover an array of sumptuous and flavoursome organic fruits and vegetables, gourmet condiments and exquisite fruity jams amongst some of the most beautifully hand crafted products you will find. 7am - 12noon. Kawana State College, 119 Sportsman Pde, BOKARINA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "The Sunshine Coast Bazaar Saturday Markets" - The Bazaar showcases regional small businesses bursting with fresh produce, delicious snacks, clever crafts, original fashion and loads more. 7am to 1pm. Corbould Park Racecourse, Pierce Avenue, CALOUNDRA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Eumundi Markets" - Rain, hail or shine, even locals can't get enough of the world famous Eumundi Markets whose ethos "we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it" has had visitors flocking back for decades. These world famous markets are open from 7am to 2pm, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Moreton Mill's anniversary – Nambour Museum Open Day" - IT'S been 10 years since the Moreton Mill was closed, and to commemorate it's significant history, the Nambour Museum is holding an open day. The Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Penelope Wensley AC will launch the museum's new book which will be for sale. Admission to museum is free. 10am start. Refreshments available for purchase. Nambour Museum, Mitchell St, NAMBOUR. ღ ✎ ✌

KEY ღ =FAMILY, Ⓐ = ADULTS, ☪=KIDS, ☃ - XMAS EVENT, ❥= LICENSED, ♒ = MULTIPLE EVENTS/ACTIVITIES, ♋ = DANCE ♛ = THEATRE, ✤ = FILM ☾ - NIGHT OUT, ☄ = CONCERT, ♫ = ENTERTAINMENT, ✎ = EDUCATIONAL, ✿ =ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, ✔ = EXERCISE ✌ = FUNDRAISER, ℉ = MEAL/SNACK INC, B=BEGINNERS, A=ADVANCED, ☼ =OUTDOORS, ◈ = GOLD COIN DONATION, ☺= SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN, ✘ - ALCOHOL FREE
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What an amazingly comprehensive list - there's certainly something for everyone there!
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