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Tequila Sunrise -The Top Events on the Sunshine Coast This March

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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 March 3rd 2013
SLAMMERS OR SMOOTHIES - TAKE YOUR PICK!

WHETHER you're looking to to enjoy some of the infamous Mexican distilled spirit with a night on the town or you're knocking back the OJ in preparation for the action-packed day ahead, I share with you the best reasons to see the sun rise on the Sunshine Coast with my what's on guide for the start of the new season in this month of MARCH.

NIK'S PIK
IT has to be said - those of you lucky to live or are visiting the Sunshine Coast - we're certainly not spoilt for choice this month. Event after event has popped up in my calendar for March, so much so that I'm a little late on delivering my critique for those clambering to get out and about and in amongst it.

Seriously - just take a look at what awaits you in the next three weeks. You have the biggest international surfing festival where some of the greats will be on our doorstep, a mouth-watering culmination of the best cheese producers in the region in the one place, a hunky Olympic medallist tackling our gorgeous beaches, a fiercely competed national triathlon and the colour and fanfare of Australia's dragon boat titles. Just what was I too choose? Any one of these has what it takes to to be the must-see event of March on their own.

So I took a different, and I am sure some may say controversial, tact and decided instead to urge people to go green! 2013 marks seven years since the inaugural Earth Hour was held in Sydney Australia. 2.2 million Sydneysiders and 2,100 businesses participated and while hopes were high of a nation following suit, the world had bigger plans. Now almost 7000 cities across the world take part - but what exactly to do without any electricity?

Recent international research shows people's favourite "lights out" activity is sex. (Surprisingly sleep actually rated a distant #3) But if you want to know what to do with the other 50 minutes - my suggestions include a candlelight dinner (I'll be busting out my best My Kitchen Rules menu for hubby), grab some takeaway from your local fish and chips and head down to your favourite beach for some star gazing (weather permitting), set yourself up for an unplugged jam session (my Year 8 recorder and new guitar sits waiting for unsuspecting said hubby in what is set to be the greatest duet since Elton John and Kiki Dee) or hold a campout in or outdoors and relive those favourite ol ghost stories.

There's a million possibilities - just waiting for you to jump in!

MONDAY, March 4
"Free Electronic Waste Recycling" - Local people and businesses can recycle their unwanted computers and televisions (e-waste) at events during February and March to help reduce the amount of recyclable items going into Coast landfills. 7am - 5pm. Caloundra Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre, 171 Pierce Av, CALOUNDRA. ✎ ☮

"BMX Racing - Come & Try!" Get on your BMX bikes and ride every Monday at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Practise & Training night. Ages 4 and up. 5.30pm. $10 for a 3 night pass (inc insurance). Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex,
Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼


TUESDAY, March 5
"Free Electronic Waste Recycling" - Local people and businesses can recycle their unwanted computers and televisions (e-waste) at events during February and March to help reduce the amount of recyclable items going into Coast landfills. 7am - 5pm. Caloundra Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre, 171 Pierce Av, CALOUNDRA. ✎ ☮

WEDNESDAY, March 6
"Free Electronic Waste Recycling" - Local people and businesses can recycle their unwanted computers and televisions (e-waste) at events during February and March to help reduce the amount of recyclable items going into Coast landfills. 7am - 5pm. Caloundra Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre, 171 Pierce Av, CALOUNDRA. ✎ ☮

"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. 8am - 1.30pm. Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ ✎ ☼

"Apps for Business - Coolum"Transform your business and perform everyday takes more quickly and intuitively with this council-funded workshop. 2pm. Coolum Beach Library, Park St, COOLUM BEACH. FREE Ⓐ ✎

"Caloundra Business After Hours" Caloundra Chamber of Commerce presents this networking cocktail event where the town's growing business hub nut out ideas and combine their talents to create the brightest possible future for Caloundra. $20. Starts from 5.30pm. Golden Beach Tavern. 32 Bowman Rd, CALOUNDRA. Ⓐ ❥

"Apps for Business - Cooroy"Transform your business and perform everyday takes more quickly and intuitively with this council-funded workshop. 6pm. Cooroy Library, 9 Maple St, COOROY. FREE Ⓐ ✎

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

THURSDAY, March 7
"So, what is a blog and what can it do for you?" Step into the world of blogging where you'll discover helpful information on blogging platforms, how to set up free blogs, getting traffic to your blog , how you can make money blogging and much more! 10.30am. Maroochydore Library, 44 Sixth Av, MAROOCHYDORE. FREE ✎

"Apps for Business - Kawana" Transform your business and perform everyday takes more quickly and intuitively with this council-funded workshop. 6pm. Kawana Library, 30 Nanyima St, KAWANA. FREE Ⓐ ✎

"Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea - Film Tour"- It's the film our politicians didn't want you to see. Follow Jesie and Ali Reza Sadiqi as they travel to Indonesia and meet the human faces behind the most controversial issue of our time - asylum seekers. Tickets $13.50. 7pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR. ✤ ☾

FRIDAY, March 8
"That's Life ... A Night with Sinatra and Friends" The Rotary Club of Noosa Heads is proud to present this cabaret on the life and loves of ol Blue Eyes. All proceeds to the Bundaberg Flood Appeal. Bar opens 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm. Tickets $25. The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drv, NOOSA JUNCTION. Ⓐ ❥ ♛ ☾ ♫

SATURDAY, March 9
"The Big Pineapple Markets" Discover the sweet sensation that's on everybody's lips every Sunday, with these all-weather markets at the revitalised Sunshine Coast tourist icon that is the Big Pineapple. Growers stalls and food products, alternative therapies, roving performers, children's activities, train ride plantation tours, reinforces walks and White Ridge Animal Farm. Most importantly don't forget a trip to the famed Parfait Cafe for a classic pineapple sundae. 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. 7am - 2pm. Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ ✎ ☼

"Noosa Festival of Surfing" - The world's biggest surfboard riding festival returns to the golden shores of Noosa. Today get an early taste with the 'Jeeps on the Beach' Northshore Safari and the Disabled Surfers Association' from 9am - 4pm, an "expression session" and live music at the Summer Beach Bar. Various locations. NOOSAVILLE. ღ ❥ ♒ ☾ ♫ ☼

"GPS Rowing Regatta" - One of Queensland's biggest school sporting events come to the Sunshine Coast for consecutive weekends in March attracting more than 6000 competitors, old boys, parents and spectators to Lake Kawana. Sportsman Parade, BIRTINYA. ღ ☼


"High Tea Garden Party & Auction" - Join in the fun and frivolity of this event aimed at helping raise funds for Cancer Council Qld on International Women's Day. Great auction prizes on offer and market stall. Tickets $20, 2pm - 5pm. 7 Gossamer Drive, BUDERIM. ✌ ☼

"Unite, Inspire, Create - Art Exhibition" Witness the official opening of an exhibition of traditional and contemporary craft techniques explored by artists inspired by each other and the wider community. 2pm - 4pm. Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, 22 Omrah Av, CALOUNDRA. ღ ❥ ℉


"That's Life ... A Night with Sinatra and Friends" The Rotary Club of Noosa Heads is proud to present this cabaret on the life and loves of ol Blue Eyes. All proceeds to the Bundaberg Flood Appeal. Bar opens 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm. Tickets $25. The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drv, NOOSA JUNCTION. Ⓐ ❥ ♛ ☾ ♫

SUNDAY, March 10

"Noosa Festival of Surfing" - The world's biggest surfboard riding festival continues today with the Surftech SUPS Super Sunday, classic malibu tag team challenge, PJ Burns Festival Village & Surf Expo, Surftech 5K Battle of the Paddle Race, Legends Exhibition,Dog Surfing Spectacular, official opening ceremony and a performance by 'Band of Frequencies'. From 7am onwards. Various locations.
NOOSAVILLE. 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. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼



"Kings of the Coast Ocean Swim" - Join Series Ambassador Michael Klim on the start line for the ultimate open water challenge - a 3.8 kilometre ironman distance swim at one of nature's great open water arenas, Kings Beach. 8am. Lions Park, Kings Beach, CALOUNDRA. 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 speciality shops. 8am - 1pm. Bulcock St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

"Glass House Markets" - These hinterland markets produce quality locally made, baked and resourced stalls. Tuck into the BBQ on a picnic rug under their enormous shady trees or take part in one of the monthly workshops underway. 58 Coonowrin Rd, GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

"Organic Gardening - The Essential Tool-Kit for Growing Healthy Food" Learn the basics of growing organic healthy herbs, salads and vegetables. Free samples. 9.30am - 2pm. $77. COOROIBAH. ✎ ☮ ☼

MONDAY, March 11
"Noosa Festival of Surfing" - The world's biggest surfboard riding festival continues today with the Sunshine Coast Airport Family Challenge, Laguna Bay Logger Pro, Classic Malibu Mens and live on stage Mark Visser, Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke Jones for the screening of Storm Surfers. 7am-9pm. Various locations. NOOSAVILLE. ღ ❥ ♒ ☾ ☄ ♫ ☼

"BMX Racing - Come & Try!" Get on your BMX bikes and ride every Monday at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Practise & Training night. Ages 4 and up. 5.30pm. $10 for a 3 night pass (inc insurance). Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex,
Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

TUESDAY, March 12
"Noosa Festival of Surfing" - The world's biggest surfboard riding festival continues today with the Laguna Bay Logger contest, Smyths Mens Over 55 Rd 1 & 2, Quiver Kaddy Mens Over 50 Rd 1 & 2, Sebel Mens Over 40 Rd 1, Classic Malibu Mens and the Rusty Miller Book launch, music, movies plus special guests. From 7am. Various locations. NOOSAVILLE. ღ ❥ ♒ ☾ ☄ ♫ ☼

"Apps for Business - Nambour" Transform your business and perform everyday takes more quickly and intuitively with this council-funded workshop. 10am. Nambour Library, Currie St NAMBOUR. FREE Ⓐ ✎

"So, what is a blog and what can it do for you?" Step into the world of blogging where you'll discover helpful information on blogging platforms, how to set up free blogs, getting traffic to your blog , how you can make money blogging and much more! 10am. Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Av, CALOUNDRA. FREE ✎

WEDNESDAY, March 13
"Noosa Festival of Surfing" - The world's biggest surfboard riding festival continues today with the Hogs Breath Mens Over 65s, Seaglass Finless, Golden Breed Noserider Pro, World Surfaris/Ocean Divine Womens Pro, Cricks Noosa Womens Amateur Open, Laguna Bay Logger Pro semis and final. DJ Roland West finishes out the night.
From 7am. Various locations. NOOSAVILLE. 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. 8am - 1.30pm. Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ ✎ ☼

"Organic Gardening - Taking the Next Step" Learn more about the wonderful world of living soil and how to maintain your plants health. Free samples. Morning tea on arrival. 9.30am - 4pm. Price on inquiry. COOROIBAH. ✎ ☮ ☼ ℉


"Apps for Business - Noosa"Transform your business and perform everyday takes more quickly and intuitively with this council-funded workshop. 2pm. Noosa Library, 54 Eumundi Rd, NOOSA. FREE Ⓐ ✎

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

THURSDAY, March 14

"Noosa Festival of Surfing" - The world's biggest surfboard riding festival continues today with the Deus Mens Over 60s, Smyths Mens Over 55s, Quiver Kaddy Mens Over 50s, Cricks Noosa Womens Amateur Open, Golden Breed Noserider, Classic Malibu Mens Amateur Open, Cricks Noosa Senior Womens, Mens 50s and 65s rep finals. Live music with Zac Gunthorpe and a free screening of longboard movie "Heart & the Sea" introduced by Tom Wegener and special guests.
From 7am. Various locations. NOOSAVILLE. ღ ❥ ♒ ☾ ☄ ♫ ☼


"Apps for Business - Maleny" Transform your business and perform everyday takes more quickly and intuitively with this council-funded workshop. 10am. Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane, MALENY. FREE Ⓐ ✎


FRIDAY, March 15
"Noosa Festival of Surfing" - The world's biggest surfboard riding festival continues today with the Joel Tudor Invitational, Pacific Longboarder Boys Under 18, Beachmutt Boys Under 15, PJ Burns Girls Under 18, Classic Malibu Team Challenge, World Surfaris/Ocean Divine Womens semis, Seaglass Finless semi finals, Golden Breed Noserider Pro semis, Deus Mens Over 60s rep final, Smyths Mens Over 55s rep final, Mens and Womens Amateur Open rep finals, Family Challenge semi finals.On the streets enjoy the Surf Swap Meet & Collectors Corner and live performances through the night. 7am - 10pm. Various locations. NOOSAVILLE. ღ ❥ ♒ ☾ ☄ ♫ ☼

"Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival" - Celebrating its 21st year, almost 7000 competitors and 30,000 spectators will converge on the iconic Sunshine Coast beach for what is a spectacular three-day multisports festival which commences today with the 5km Twilight Run. 4.30pm. The Esplanade, MOOLOOLABA. ღ ♒ ☾ ☼


"So, what is a blog and what can it do for you?"Step into the world of blogging where you'll discover helpful information on blogging platforms, how to set up free blogs, getting traffic to your blog , how you can make money blogging and much more! 10am. Coolum Library, 6 Park St, COOLUM BEACH. FREE ✎


SATURDAY, March 16
"The Big Pineapple Markets" Discover the sweet sensation that's on everybody's lips every Sunday, with these all-weather markets at the revitalised Sunshine Coast tourist icon that is the Big Pineapple. Growers stalls and food products, alternative therapies, roving performers, children's activities, train ride plantation tours, reinforces walks and White Ridge Animal Farm. Most importantly don't forget a trip to the famed Parfait Cafe for a classic pineapple sundae. 6.30am - 1pm, The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

"Noosa Festival of Surfing" - The world's biggest surfboard riding festival concludes today with the Joel Tudor Invitational semis and final, all remaining finals plus tandem and Vegemite Surf Groms exhibition.
Presentations and a huge part in the beach bar from 3pm followed by the after party at Cafe Le Monde with the Tim Gaze Trio. 7am - 12am Various locations. NOOSAVILLE. 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 ♒ ♫ ☼

"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. 7am - 2pm. Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ ✎ ☼

"GPS Rowing Regatta" - One of Queensland's biggest school sporting events come to the Sunshine Coast for consecutive weekends in March attracting more than 6000 competitors, old boys, parents and spectators to Lake Kawana. Sportsman Parade, BIRTINYA. ღ ☼

"Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival" - Celebrating its 21st year, almost 7000 competitors and 30,000 spectators will converge on the iconic Sunshine Coast beach for what is a spectacular three-day multisports festival which continues today with the Ocean Swim, Superkidz Triathlon, Special Triathlon From 9am. The Esplanade, MOOLOOLABA. ღ ♒ ☾ ☼

"A Touch of Irish - Sunshine Coast Concert Band" Celtic and traditional fans of the Emerald Isle's native music will enjoy this presentation from the coast's premier 40 piece band. Tickets $15. 2pm. Sienna College, 58 Sippy Downs Drive, SIPPY DOWNS. ☄ ℉


"STUFFIt Student Film Festival" The all student film festival has been showcasing the future great cinematic minds of Australia since 2011. Witness this year's shortlisted films. 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Tickets $13. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR. ✤ ♫



SUNDAY, March 17
"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. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. 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 speciality shops. 8am - 1pm. Bulcock St, CALOUNDRA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

"Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival" - Celebrating its 21st year, almost 7000 competitors and 30,000 spectators will converge on the iconic Sunshine Coast beach for what is a spectacular three-day multisports festival which concludes today with the official headline race. From 9am. The Esplanade, MOOLOOLABA. ღ ♒ ☾ ☼

MONDAY, March 18
"BMX Racing - Come & Try!" Get on your BMX bikes and ride every Monday at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Practise & Training night. Ages 4 and up. 5.30pm. $10 for a 3 night pass (inc insurance). Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex,
Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

"Apps for Business - Caloundra" Transform your business and perform everyday takes more quickly and intuitively with this council-funded workshop. 10am. Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Av, CALOUNDRA. FREE Ⓐ ✎

WEDNESDAY, March 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. 8am - 1.30pm. Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ ✎ ☼

"Apps for Business - Beerwah" Transform your business and perform everyday takes more quickly and intuitively with this council-funded workshop. 2pm. Beerwah Library, 25 Peachester Rd, BEERWAH. FREE Ⓐ ✎

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

THURSDAY, March 21
"Apps for Business - Maroochydore" Transform your business and perform everyday takes more quickly and intuitively with this council-funded workshop. 6pm. Maroochydore Library, 44 Sixth Av, MAROOCHDYORE . FREE Ⓐ ✎

FRIDAY, March 22
"Friday Fashionistas" Sunshine Coast fashionistas glam it up at this regular ladies luncheon. All raffle proceeds go to Sunshine Coast Community Hospice facility, Katie Rose Cottage, at Doonan. 12pm. Tickets $55. Ebb Waterfront Restaurant, 6 Wharf St, MAROOCHYDORE. ❥ ♫ ℉

"Opera at the Castle" - The Underground Opera Company returns to the Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, (just a 5-minute drive from Maroochydore) for their next "Opera in the Castle" concerts. Resonating through the magnificent Banquet Hall, some of Australia's finest voices will perform a selection of pieces from popular operas and musical theatre showstoppers. Tickets $75. 7pm. The Sunshine Castle, David Low Way, BLI BLI. ღ ☾ ☄


SATURDAY, March 23
"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 ♒ ♫ ☼

"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. 7am - 2pm. Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ ✎ ☼

"Qld Dragon Boat National Titles" - The biggest event on the Dragon Boat calendar, the annual event will see up to 1500 participants and spectators across the weekend. Races will run from 8.00am - 4.00pm each day. Sportsman Parade, BIRTINYA. ღ ☼

"Beachside BRAWL Roller Derby Double Header" Host Coastal Assassins Roller Derby will join invited guest teams from Toowoomba City and Tweed Valley to battle it out on the indoor flat track in the sport generating incredible international buzz. Event includes trade stalls, raffle draw and a licensed bar. Doors open 5.30pm, tickets $15. Caloundra Indoor Stadium, North St, GOLDEN BEACH. ღ ❥ ☾ ♫

"Opera at the Castle" - The Underground Opera Company returns to the Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, (just a 5-minute drive from Maroochydore) for their next "Opera in the Castle" concerts. Resonating through the magnificent Banquet Hall, some of Australia's finest voices will perform a selection of pieces from popular operas and musical theatre showstoppers. Tickets $75. 7pm. The Sunshine Castle, David Low Way, BLI BLI. ღ ☾ ☄

"Akmal - Live" Australia's high profile and accomplished comic Akmal draws on his Arabic heritage, his experiences immigrating to Australia at the age of 11, and his disillusionment with religion and the modern world to deliver a stand-up show that is fresh, honest and ridiculously funny. Bar opens 6pm, show 8pm. Tickets $44.90. The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, CALOUNDRA. Ⓐ ❥ ☾

"Earth Hour 60 " Started in Australia and now embraced by the World, Earth Hour will see thousands of people from almost 7000 cities in 152 countries switch off their lights for Earth Hour. Help build the Earth Hour momentum and spread the word on renewable energy! 8.30pm. Your place! FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ☾ ♫ ✎ ☮ ✌ ☼ ☮ ✘

SUNDAY, March 24
"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. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. 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 speciality shops. 8am - 1pm. Bulcock St, CALOUNDRA. FREE ღ ♒ ♫ ☼

"The Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir" - The region's internationally acclaimed choir, in preparation for the 2013 Queensland eisteddfod season, will present featured works, both accompanied and a'capella. 2pm. Tickets $30. Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, BOKARINA.

"Opera at the Castle" - The Underground Opera Company returns to the Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, (just a 5-minute drive from Maroochydore) for their next "Opera in the Castle" concerts. Resonating through the magnificent Banquet Hall, some of Australia's finest voices will perform a selection of pieces from popular operas and musical theatre showstoppers. Tickets $75. 4pm. The Sunshine Castle, David Low Way, BLI BLI. ღ ☾ ☄

MONDAY, March 25
"BMX Racing - Come & Try!" Get on your BMX bikes and ride every Monday at the Sunshine Coast BMX Club's Practise & Training night. Ages 4 and up. 5.30pm. $10 for a 3 night pass (inc insurance). Sunshine Coast BMX Club, Yandina Sports Complex,
Yandina Coolooabin Road, YANDINA. ღ ✔ ☼

TUESDAY, March 26
"So, what is a blog and what can it do for you?" Step into the world of blogging where you'll discover helpful information on blogging platforms, how to set up free blogs, getting traffic to your blog , how you can make money blogging and much more! 12.30pm. Kawana Library, 30 Nanyima St, KAWANA. FREE ✎


WEDNESDAY, March 27
"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. 8am - 1.30pm. Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ ✎ ☼

"So, what is a blog and what can it do for you?" Step into the world of blogging where you'll discover helpful information on blogging platforms, how to set up free blogs, getting traffic to your blog , how you can make money blogging and much more! 10am. Cooroy Library, 9 Maple St, COOROY. FREE ✎

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

"Travels with My Aunt - Theatre Production" Noosa Arts Theatre presents the adaption from Graham Green's celebrated novel. Enjoy the laughs while helping animals in need in this special fundraiser performance for the RSPCA. 7.30pm. Tickets $34. Supper inc. Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, NOOSAVILLE. ♛ ☾ ✌

THURSDAY, March 28
"So, what is a blog and what can it do for you?"Step into the world of blogging where you'll discover helpful information on blogging platforms, how to set up free blogs, getting traffic to your blog , how you can make money blogging and much more! 1pm. Maleny Library, 5 Coral St, COOROY. FREE ✎

"Infinite Space" A breathtaking example of classical dance re-interpreted to inspire both new and loyal ballet audiences. Tickets $45, 7.30pm start. Nambour Civic Centre, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR. ♋ ☾ ♫

"Luka Bloom - The Heartman Tour" The much loved Irish troubadour brings his incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar to Noosa bringing an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs. 7pm - 10pm. Tickets $54.90. The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drv, NOOSA JUNCTION. ❥ ☾ ☄

FRIDAY, March 29
"Nambour's Moonlit Markets" - Music, food and shopping under the stars - what more could you ask for? 5pm to 9pm. Cnr of Short and Lowe Sts, NAMBOUR. FREE ღ ♒ ☾ ♫ ☼

SATURDAY, March 30
"The Big Pineapple Markets" Discover the sweet sensation that's on everybody's lips every Sunday, with these all-weather markets at the revitalised Sunshine Coast tourist icon that is the Big Pineapple. Growers stalls and food products, alternative therapies, roving performers, children's activities, train ride plantation tours, reinforces walks and White Ridge Animal Farm. Most importantly don't forget a trip to the famed Parfait Cafe for a classic pineapple sundae. 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 ♒ ♫ ☼

"Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Festival" Indulge in the best bounty the renowned Mary Valley has to offer in this mouth-watering day for the entire family. 7am start. Elizabeth St, KENILWORTH. 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. 7am - 2pm. Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. FREE ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ ✎ ☼

"Doc Faustus - A Soulless Western" Patrick Hercamp, Richard Maritzer and Ryan Adam Wells make up Sound & Fury, a vaudeville-nouveau troupe that performs this twisted American Wild West adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. Direct from the United States, via the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival on a whirlwind national tour of Australia! 7.30pm. Tickets $25. The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drv, NOOSA JUNCTION. Ⓐ ❥ ☾ ☄

SUNDAY, March 31
"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. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. 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 speciality shops. 8am - 1pm. Bulcock St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼



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