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Tequila Sunrise - Top Events on the Sunshine Coast in March 2014

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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 13th 2014
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Festival fun this month ...
NIK'S PIK:- AUTUMN may have arrived, but things are only heating up here on the Sunshine Coast. This month's calendar is chocka-block full of potential adventures.
Now it's certainly not my style to pass on a smoking hot dish (!!), particularly as the nights get cooler but not even MKR's deliciously wicked Colin Fassnidge visit to the coast this month can knock the Conscious Life Festival off the pedestal that is the best event on offer in March.
The unique annual event offers locals and tourists alike an opportunity to engage in reawakening their mind, body and soul in one of the most comprehensive and liberating community events to be found - anywhere!
Organisers share a philosophy of "unity" and it is under this ideal that exhibitors, staff and volunteers alike strive to ignite and uplift the spirits of children, adults and seniors alike. And don't forget the Kids Cultural Festival. Check out the details for the two day festival starting February 29.


SATURDAY, March 1

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE


* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

SUNDAY, March 2

* "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 Bloomhill Cancer Help. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

MONDAY, March 3

* "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, March 4

* "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, March 5

* "Beachside Fire Twirlers" - EVER since I first witnessed beachside fire twirling in Fiji, I can't help but be drawn (like a moth to a flame?!) to the raw appeal of these gregarious performers in the simplistic yet spectacular natural setting of Mooloolaba beach. Fabulous free mid-week family entertainment including a drum circle where everyone can get hands on. 7pm start, Near 'The Loo with a View', The Esplanade, MOOLOOLABA. ღ ♒ ☾ ♫ ✎ ✿ ☼ FREE

THURSDAY, March 6

FRIDAY, March 7

* "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, March 8

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE


* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

SUNDAY, March 9

* "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 Bloomhill Cancer Help. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

MONDAY, March 10

* "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, March 11

* "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, March 12

* "Beachside Fire Twirlers" - EVER since I first witnessed beachside fire twirling in Fiji, I can't help but be drawn (like a moth to a flame?!) to the raw appeal of these gregarious performers in the simplistic yet spectacular natural setting of Mooloolaba beach. Fabulous free mid-week family entertainment including a drum circle where everyone can get hands on. 7pm start, Near 'The Loo with a View', The Esplanade, MOOLOOLABA. ღ ♒ ☾ ♫ ✎ ✿ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE


* "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, March 13

FRIDAY, March 14

"Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival" IT is set to be a three day music festival the likes of which you have never seen. The Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters (SCUM), Australia's biggest ukulele club will host international artists Jim D'Ville & Gideon Freudmann and Manitoba Hal as well as various national artists. Day ticket $20, 7pm to 11pm tonight. The Borumba Deer Park,111 -113 Yabba Creek Road, IMBIL.

* "The Vagina Monologues - LIVE THEATRE" IT'S been 20 years since Eve Ensler's critically acclaimed one-woman production debuted in New York. Her theories and ideas were drawn from interviews with more than 200 women, and has since become an anthem for women's rights around the world. It has been translated into more than 45 different languages and performed in over 140 countries as a spellbinding celebration of women's sexuality, strength and humour. 7.30pm, Adult tickets $38.50. The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drv, NOOSA JUNCTION. Ⓐ ♛ ☾ ✎

* "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, March 15

"Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival" IT is day two of the three day music festival the likes of which you have never seen. The Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters (SCUM), Australia's biggest ukulele club will host international artists Jim D'Ville & Gideon Freudmann and Manitoba Hal as well as various national artists. Day ticket $20, 9am to 11pm tonight. The Borumba Deer Park,111 -113 Yabba Creek Road, IMBIL.

* "Gluten Free Bread Workshop" - SO you're a cynic/skeptic of "gluten free" and its current fad status? Discover for yourself that there is more to gluten sensitivity than allergies and intolerances. Learn how to make gluten free/vegan seed loaf and rolls. Recipes include a variety of seeded savoury and sweet loaves that will once again see the soulful smell of freshly cooked bread back in your home. Tickets are limited. $135 cost inc recipes and workbook, 2pm to 5pm. Kunara Organic Marketplace, 330 Mons Rd, FOREST GLEN. ✎ ✿ ℉ B

* "The Vagina Monologues - LIVE THEATRE" IT'S been 20 years since Eve Ensler's critically acclaimed one-woman production debuted in New York. Her theories and ideas were drawn from interviews with more than 200 women, and has since become an anthem for women's rights around the world. It has been translated into more than 45 different languages and performed in over 140 countries as a spellbinding celebration of women's sexuality, strength and humour. 2pm, Adult tickets $38.50. The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drv, NOOSA JUNCTION. Ⓐ ♛ ☾ ✎

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The best in fresh produce.
* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE




* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE


* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

SUNDAY, March 16

"Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival" IT is the final day of the fabulous family festival the likes of which you will have to wait until next year to see its type again. The Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters (SCUM), Australia's biggest ukulele club will host international artists Jim D'Ville & Gideon Freudmann and Manitoba Hal as well as various national artists. Day ticket $20, 9am to 11pm tonight. The Borumba Deer Park,111 -113 Yabba Creek Road, IMBIL.

* "Fermentation Fundamentals Workshop - Condiments" SO your efforts of introducing fermented foods into your diet just hasn't worked. (Saurkraut is an acquired taste!) Don't give up - get yourself onto the incredible nutrient rich food process by making your own fermented condiments! This workshop teaches you how to make your own specially formulated tomato sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, sweet chilli sauce - and see for yourself why the ancient food preservation method "fermentation fever" has taken over the world. 9am to 11am, Tickets $60, or sign up for the entire 3 class series for $150. Kunara Organic Marketplace, 330 Mons Rd, FOREST GLEN. ✎ ✿ ℉ B

* "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 Bloomhill Cancer Help. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

MONDAY, March 17 - "ST PATRICKS DAY

Participating venues ...

* "Maroochy RSL - The Blarney Boys LIVE" SETTLE back with some Celtic Flavour this St Patrick's Day. The trio are set to deliver some incredible songs with hard-to-resist energy across all music genres including rock, soul, blues and country music. 2pm - 4pm. The Maroochy RSL, The Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE. 🍀 ❥ ☄ ♫

* "Taps Mooloolaba" GIVING all new meaning to the term "get lucky", the coast's mischievous leprechauns will come out of hiding and descend on the coolest debutante night spot to hit our region in years. It's the only bar in Australia, where you pour your own beer from your table, and with 28 taps to choose from - the green beer is unlikely to run dry. Taps Mooloolaba, Cnr The Esplanade & Brisbane Road, MOOLOOLABA. 🍀 ❥ ♫

* "Australia Zoo Goes Green" - JOIN the coast's world famous tourist attraction and its entire family by going green! Visit the Go Green exhibition at Australia Zoo and learn how you can help save the environment, discover incredible education programs or sign on to become a volunteer or Wildlife Warrior. Special St Patrick's Day activities include morning face painting, kids rides and games. And just by visiting the Zoo on St Patrick's Day you go in the draw to win a year's supply of ice cream. Doors open 9am, Adult tickets $59, Australia Zoo, Steve Irwin Way, BEERWAH. 🍀 ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ✿

* "O'Malleys Irish Pub" - THE stars of the world famous McGuinness & Co proudly join OMalleys staff in putting on a St Patrick's Day you won't forget. Live entertainment all day will ensure the frivolities keep on keeping on, including star talent Anna Armstrong, Carl Lynch and the Gaelic Groove-Masters to name a few. 12pm to 4pm. OMalleys Irish Pub, 1 Venning St, MOOLOOLABA. 🍀 ❥ ♫


* "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, March 18

* "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, March 19

* "National Ride2School Day" - JOIN more than 250,000 other Aussie students, just like yours in the eighth annual day aimed at encouraging kids to get fit and stay active. National Ride2School Day contributes to the 60 minutes of daily recommended physical activity and also ensures children arrive alert, ready to learn and are more attentive in class. And this year, the Sunshine Coast Council are giving every registered student a chance to win a $500 voucher at a bike shop of their choice, but you have to be registered to be in with a shot! Various locations around the Sunshine Coast. ღ ♫ ✎ ✿ ✔ ☼

* "Beachside Fire Twirlers" - EVER since I first witnessed beachside fire twirling in Fiji, I can't help but be drawn (like a moth to a flame?!) to the raw appeal of these gregarious performers in the simplistic yet spectacular natural setting of Mooloolaba beach. Fabulous free mid-week family entertainment including a drum circle where everyone can get hands on. 7pm start, Near 'The Loo with a View', The Esplanade, MOOLOOLABA. ღ ♒ ☾ ♫ ✎ ✿ ☼ FREE

Eumundi Markets, famous, Wedneday and Saturday, gift ideas, authentic cuisines
Sensational sweets or savouries?


* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE



* "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, March 20

* "Songs from the Silver Screen" - YOUR favourite melodies from the big screen will be brought to life on stage by acclaimed Aussie musicians including Australia's Got Talent winner Mark Vincent, Chelsea Gibb, Amanda Harrison, Simon Gleeson and the Sunshine Coast's own Patrice Tipoki. Tickets $45, 7.30pm start. The J, 60 Noosa Drive, NOOSA JUNCTION. ♛ ☾ ☄ ♫

FRIDAY, March 21

Harmony Day activities ....

* " Nambour Small Festival" - IT'S the day that celebrates the diverse cultures of people who have come to call Australia home - from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. Workshops, photographic exhibitions,multi-cooking demonstrations and a fabulous thai chi display with face painting for the kids. Get involved in this year's multicultural national celebration. 10am, Currie Street, NAMBOUR. 🎶 ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ☼ FREE

* "Cotton Tree Colourful Film Festival" SETTLE back and let the weekend roll in with the final hours of Harmony Day and a presentation of multicultural short films. BYO food, rugs and chairs. 6.30pm start, The Esplanade. COTTON TREE. 🎶 ♒ ♫ ✎ ☼ FREE

* "Tyrone Noonan - LIVE IN CONCERT" - ONE of the best things about living in this spectacular part of the country is that you will often find the best in the biz appearing in the most random of locations just to indulge themselves with a little time in the place we call home. Former George frontman and ARIA award winner Tyrone Noonan returns to his homeland for a select number of national shows featuring a catalogue of singles from his first full solo album "I Believe." 8pm start. Buderim Tavern, 81 Burnett St, BUDERIM. Ⓐ ❥ ☾ ☄ FREE.

* "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, March 22

* "Cooking Class - A Mexican Adventure" SPICE connoisseur and advocate Vicki Taylor shares her passion for food, herbs and spices taking you on adventures that will literally awaken within you a new "zest" for life. This month Vicki's destination is the fiercely flavoursome and colourful Mexico. Vicki shares the locals mealtime traditions of incorporating chillies, tomatillos, avocados, corn, beans and yep! you guessed it - more chillies. $125 per four class for four hour class, 10am start. Price inc sit-down lunch and complimentary champs! Golden Beach State School, Earnshaw Street, CALOUNDRA. Ⓐ ✎ ℉

* "Breast Cancer Fundraiser Silent Auction - Get Tools Direct" The Sunshine Coast franchise of the country's biggest online tool specialist is raising money for breast cancer research. The men in your life are sure to want to take in this fundraiser with loads of incredible tools and other prizes donated locally and nationally from across Australia. All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Foundation. 8am to 2pm, Get Tools Direct, 125 Sugar Road, MAROOCHYDORE. ღ ✎ ✌

STARRY Nights, outdoor movie, Sunshine Coast, night out, family night
The perfect night out ....
* "Starry Nights Feature - Raiders of the Lost Ark" IT'S as close to a drive-in as we get here on the Sunshine Coast, and it's one of my all-time favourite low key Coast nights out. On a clear night - there is truly nothing better than your favourite film under the stars. So settle back tonight and relive the excitement of one of the greatest adventurers to grace the big screen. Starry Nights host one of my all-time favourite Coast low-key nights out. 6.30pm start. Eumundi Ampitheatre, Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI . ღ ☾ ♫ ☼ ◈

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE


* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

SUNDAY, March 23

* "Discover Sailing" - AT least three or four times a week you will see me trotting along the banks of the Maroochy River for my regular 7km run.The view of the water and boats is so spectacular - I almost forget what I am doing. So why not try it for yourself? No, not the running, the Maroochy River. The Maroochy Sailing Club offers this Sunday activity to guests young and old, while providing you your very own skipper. (You don't even have to have the most basic sailing skills!) Chevron Island, Bradman Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE. ღ ♫ ✔ ☼

* "Children's Therapy Centre Charity Race Day" - HELP the coast's Children's Therapy Centre provide early intervention therapy services for sick children with this fundraising charity race day. Tickets $100, includes entry, buffet lunch and beverage package in the 'champagne garden'. Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Corbould Park, CALOUNDRA. ღ ❥ ♒ ♫ ✌ ☼

Cotton Tree markets, Sunshine Coast, fashion, food, jewellery, cheap buys
Bag a bargain ...
* "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 Bloomhill Cancer Help. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE


* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

MONDAY, March 24

* "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, March 25

* "High Tea for Teal - Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser" EVERY 10 hours in Australia a woman dies from this indiscriminate disease. Award winning hinterland homestead "Secrets on the Lake", and the Zonta Club, will host a teal-coloured morning tea in pursuit of a medical breakthrough that the world is hoping for. With a theme 'Celebrate Life' there will be inspiring guest speakers, fun-filled games and great prizes for best dressed. 9.30am to 11pm, $35 per person. All proceeds go the Women's Cancer Foundation. Secrets on the Lake, 207 Narrows Road, MONTVILLE. ✎ ✌

* "David Strassman - LIVE THEATRE" ITS been more than 20 years since I first experienced the charismatic talents of David Strassman and his offsiders, Ted E. Bare and Chuck Wood. And they are still leaving crowds across Australia in, well, stitches!! Show starts 7pm, Adult tickets $54.90. The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ♛ ☾

* "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, March 26

* "Friendly Food Workshops" IF YOU'RE like me, it's a constant battle between a desire to find/make/eat good healthy food for ourselves and loved ones but having little of the time required to do so. Sound familiar? You won't want to miss this incredible training session where you will learn what is going in to the food we buy and the associated health, behavioural and learning issues associated to each of them , how to avoid them, and the greatest tips and tricks for good meals and good lunchbox food. Tickets $50, 6pm - 8pm. Kunara Organic Marketplace, 330 Mons Rd, FOREST GLEN. ✎ ✿ ℉ B

* "The Cooroy Originals - Debut" - THE hugely successful live original musical event from Peregian Beach has made its way further north and landed on Cooroy's doorstep. Artists joining the celebration for the first time event include Matt Stillert, Tea Society and Hayden Hack Infusion. There is face painting for the kids and food stalls with tantalising snacks to suit the entire family. 1pm to 5pm, Apex Park, Mary River Road, COOROY. ღ ♒ ☄ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "David Strassman - LIVE THEATRE" ITS been more than 20 years since I first experienced the charismatic talents of David Strassman and his offsides, Ted E. Bare and Chuck Wood. And they are still leaving crowds across Australia in, well, stitches!! Show starts 7pm, Adult tickets $54.90. The J, 60 Noosa Drive, NOOSA JUNCTION. ღ ♛ ☾

* "Beachside Fire Twirlers" - EVER since I first witnessed beachside fire twirling in Fiji, I can't help but be drawn (like a moth to a flame?!) to the raw appeal of these gregarious performers in the simplistic yet spectacular natural setting of Mooloolaba beach. Fabulous free mid-week family entertainment including a drum circle where everyone can get hands on. 7pm start, Near 'The Loo with a View', The Esplanade, MOOLOOLABA. ღ ♒ ☾ ♫ ✎ ✿ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

* "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, bar, hot nightspot,
Groovin' with the gals ..

* "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, March 27

* "David Strassman - LIVE THEATRE" ITS been more than 20 years since I first experienced the charismatic talents of David Strassman and his offsides, Ted E. Bare, and Chuck. And they are still leaving crowds across Australia in, well, stitches!! Show starts 7pm, Adult tickets $54.90. Nambour Civic Centre, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ღ ♛ ☾

FRIDAY, March 28

* "Wine and Cheese with MKR's Colin Fassnidge" HE is the smouldering Irishman who suffers no fools on hit TV show MKR and today you can meet the spicy dish himself. Find out what inspires the Dublin born Raymon Blanc trained Fassnidge, his food philosophies and the purpose behind his debut cookbook "Four Kitchens". Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Pde, BOKARINA. ♫ ✎ ℉

* "Utopia - 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 week, it's an epic, raw and deeply moving production from Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker/journalist John Pilger's in his portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, a suppressed colonial past and "Utopia" a section of Australia's Northern Territory that has proven anything but. Tickets $14, 6.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ♛ ☾

* "Opera in the Castle" - IN MY previous life as a tour guide for an award winning caves tourist attraction (20 plus years ago) , I can testify to the incredible experience it is to hear opera within walls that bring to life the world's greatest acoustics. And that's on your door step this month at the Sunshine Castle. The 2013 concerts were sold out so get in quick so you dont miss out on this incredible experience. Shows at 9am and 7pm, Adult tickets $79. Price inc canapés. The Sunshine Castle, 292 David Low Way, BLI BLI. ღ ♛ ☾ ☄ ℉

* "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, March 29

* "The Conscious Life Festival" - I AM so passionate about people constantly striving to improve their lives - be it their health and wellbeing, lifestyle, general world awareness and education, or creating a sustainable environment. So I am on cloud nine in the lead up to this month's Conscious Life Festival. More than 100 exhibitors will descend on Peregian Beach for the 2 day event from
ayurvedic and intuitive readers/healers, raw and natural food experts, natural clothing and jewellery designers, crystal and meditation specialists. Entry $10, 9.30am gates open. Peregian Beach College, 41 Old Emu Mountain Road, PEREGIAN BEACH. ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ✿ ☼

* "Kids Culture Festival" WHY should Mum and Dad have all the fun? Celebrate the cherished spirit of children in this fun and magical extravaganza which features in this weekend's Conscious Festival. Children and their parents will create, explore and discover fun and unique health and wellbeing advice and experiences in nutrition, child development and holistic therapies. It's time to show our future leaders the integral role they are set to play in unifying people and the environment. Workshops and activities include; yoga, fitness & dance, colour and sound therapy and chakra workshops, free mini headings and treatments and much more. Not to mention conscious classes, storytelling, music, singing, various art and creative workshops, drumming & face painting. Loads of yummy (and healthy!) treats for the young and young at heart. 9.30am gates open. Peregian Beach College, 41 Old Emu Mountain Road, PEREGIAN BEACH. ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ✿ ☼


* "Opera in the Castle" - IN MY previous life as a tour guide for an award winning caves tourist attraction (20 plus years ago) , I can testify to the incredible experience it is to hear opera within walls that bring to life the world's greatest acoustics. And that's on your door step this month at the Sunshine Castle. The 2013 concerts were sold out so get in quick so you dont miss out on this incredible experience. Shows 9am and 7pm start, Adult tickets $79. Price inc canapés. The Sunshine Castle, 292 David Low Way, BLI BLI. ღ ♛ ☾ ☄ ℉

* "Utopia - 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 week, it's an epic, raw and deeply moving production from Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker/journalist John Pilger's in his portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, a suppressed colonial past and "Utopia" a section of Australia's Northern Territory that has proven anything but. Tickets $14, 7.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ♛ ☾

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

* "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. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE


* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

SUNDAY, March 30

* "The Conscious Life Festival" - I AM so passionate about people constantly striving to improve their lives - be it their health and wellbeing, lifestyle, general world awareness and education, or creating a sustainable environment. So I am on cloud nine in the lead up to this month's Conscious Life Festival. More than 100 exhibitors will descend on Peregian Beach for the 2 day event from
ayurvedic and intuitive readers/healers, raw and natural food experts, natural clothing and jewellery designers, crystal and meditation specialists. Entry $10, 9.30am gates open. Peregian Beach College, 41 Old Emu Mountain Road, PEREGIAN BEACH. ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ✿ ☼

* "Kids Culture Festival" WHY should Mum and Dad have all the fun? Celebrate the cherished spirit of children in this fun and magical extravaganza which features in this weekend's Conscious Festival. Children and their parents will create, explore and discover fun and unique health and wellbeing advice and experiences in nutrition, child development and holistic therapies. It's time to show our future leaders the integral role they are set to play in unifying people and the environment. Workshops and activities include; yoga, fitness & dance, colour and sound therapy and chakra workshops, free mini headings and treatments and much more. Not to mention conscious classes, storytelling, music, singing, various art and creative workshops, drumming & face painting. Loads of yummy (and healthy!) treats for the young and young at heart. 9.30am gates open. Peregian Beach College, 41 Old Emu Mountain Road, PEREGIAN BEACH. ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ✿ ☼

* "Fermentation Fundamentals Workshop - Pickles, Relishes and Salsas" SO your efforts of introducing fermented foods into your diet just hasn't worked. (Saurkraut is an acquired taste!) Don't give up - get yourself onto the incredible nutrient rich food process by making your own fermented condiments! This workshop teaches you how to make a variety of your own pickle, relish and salsa recipes. See for yourself why the ancient food preservation method "fermentation fever" has taken over the world. 9am to 11am, Tickets $60, or sign up for the entire 3 class series for $150. Kunara Organic Marketplace, 330 Mons Rd, FOREST GLEN. ✎ ✿ ℉ B

* "Opera in the Castle" - IN MY previous life as a tour guide for an award winning caves tourist attraction (20 plus years ago) , I can testify to the incredible experience it is to hear opera within walls that bring to life the world's greatest acoustics. And that's on your door step this month at the Sunshine Castle. The 2013 concerts were sold out so get in quick so you dont miss out on this incredible experience. Shows 9am and 4pm start, Adult tickets $79. Price inc canapés. The Sunshine Castle, 292 David Low Way, BLI BLI. ღ ♛ ☾ ☄ ℉

* "Utopia - 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 week, it's an epic, raw and deeply moving production from Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker/journalist John Pilger's in his portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, a suppressed colonial past and "Utopia" a section of Australia's Northern Territory that has proven anything but. Tickets $14, 4.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square, Currie St, NAMBOUR. ♛ ☾

* "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 Bloomhill Cancer Help. 7am - 12noon. King Street, COTTON TREE. ღ ♒ ♫ ☼ FREE

Fishermans Road markets, Sunshine Coast, food, fun, fashion
Hubbies will love it too!
* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE


* "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. ღ ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫ FREE

MONDAY, March 31

* "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 ✔ ☼

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