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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 May 1st 2013
Fabulous family fun on the Sunshine Coast this May
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 with the most special lady in your life on the Sunshine Coast with my what's on guide for the month where we pay tribute to our mothers, MAY.

NIK'S PIK - MY obsession with Dr Hook. My attraction to men in uniform. My fear of flying. My spontaneous leaps of joy at the scent of freshly cooked scones - (truly! I can be innocently walking past a tea house where I will - without warning - suddenly leap over a tall building if pumpkin is in the air!)

Yes, all of this can be laid solely and squarely at the feet of genetics - and my mother who still to this day can rock a pumpkin scone like no other.

And in our little paradise that is the Sunshine Coast, there are no shortage of options to take your mother this Mother's Day on May 12. Sadly, my mother lives interstate and I will miss spending this magical day with her. Thinking as a tribute to the lady who brings gentleness, humour and comfort to our madcap fam, I might brave an entrance into the room I spend least time in (what can I say - my husband is a genius, why would I?) and spend the morning elbow deep in plain flour and pumpkin!

Wednesday, MAY 1
* "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 ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* Free Public Transport Information Sessions Council is providing free workshops for tourism operators, local businesses and the community this month. Discover all you need to know about bus and train services, online journey planner, ticket options, finding stops near you and tips on giving good directions. Bookings essential 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Noosa Reef Hotel, 19 Noosa Drive, NOOSA HEADS. ✎ ℉ 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, MAY 2
* Free Public Transport Information Sessions Council is providing free workshops for tourism operators, local businesses and the community this month. Discover all you need to know about bus and train services, online journey planner, ticket options, finding stops near you and tips on giving good directions. Bookings essential. 6pm - 8pm. Maroochy Surf Club, 34-36 Alexanddra Pde, MAROOCHYDORE. ✎ ℉ FREE

Friday, MAY 3
* "Bookfest Noosa" Immerse yourself in the Sunshine Coast's biggest book sale, with thousands of second-hand and as-new books on offer - no matter your favourite genre. Books and collectors' items across fiction, non-fiction and children's categories, and there will be a BBQ, children's corner, raffle prizes and drink stalls. Stocking up your bookshelf at this booklets will means extra funds in helping deaf children hear, listen and speak in this Hear and Say Centre fundraiser. From 9am. Noosa Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Drv, SUNSHINE BEACH. ღ ✌ ℉ FREE

* "South East Qld Wine Expo" Wine growers, cellar doors and distributors will congregate on your doorstep with a range of wines and gourmet treats from across the region. Cruise the celebrity chefs, workshops, live music and other entertainment and discover sensational ideas to make your next winter dinner party one to be remembered.11am - 8pm. $15 entry with option of additional long lunch ($99 pp) The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. Ⓐ ❥ ♒ ♫ ✎

* "Bulls & Broncs Rodeo & Tribute Show" A jam packed show full of heart stopping action starting with the most dangerous 8 seconds in sport - bull riding. A musical tribute to the stars of country music will follow courtesy of Dave Reynolds and The Rockabilly Show Band. Tickets $20. Qld State Equestrian Centre, Cnr Tuckeroo Drive & Beerburrum Road, CABOOLTURE. ღ ♒ ☄

* "Greenzone Disco" The only monthly Sunshine Coast kids event dance event that both the kids and parents look forward too. Strictly 8 -12 yo, no pass outs,and guardians must walk the children to the entry points. 6pm - 8pm, $6 per child. The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drv, Noosa Junction, NOOSA HEADS. ☪ ♫ ☺

* "Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow" It's baaaccck! The renowned big stage comedy show returns in 2013 to the Sunshine Coast with some of the world's funniest comedians inc Colin Lane, Loretta Maine, Asher Treleaven and Claire Hooper. 7.30pm. Tickets $42. Nambour Civic Centre, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR. Ⓐ ♛ ☾ ♫

* "Performance - Arthouse movie" Set in contemporary Manhattan, PERFORMANCE tells the story of four musicians, bound together by their passion for music and a long, faithful collaboration. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken. Tickets $13.50. Showings 4pm and 7.30pm Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR


Saturday, MAY 4
* "The Big Pineapple Markets" Discover 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. 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 ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Bookfest Noosa" Immerse yourself in the Sunshine Coast's biggest book sale, with thousands of second-hand and as-new books on offer - no matter your favourite genre. Books and collectors' items across fiction, non-fiction and children's categories, and there will be a BBQ, children's corner, raffle prizes and drink stalls. Stocking up your bookshelf at this booklets will means extra funds in helping deaf children hear, listen and speak in this Hear and Say Centre fundraiser. From 9am. Noosa Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Drv, SUNSHINE BEACH. ღ ✌ ℉ FREE

* "Conscious Life Festival" Celebrate the collective spirit with hundreds of kindred souls at this unique and comprehensive annual festival. Experience over approximately 100 exhibitors inc renowned practitioners, healers, educators, specialists and businesses unite as they present a range of holistic, wellbeing and eco-friendly products and services for children and adults.
experience over approximately 100 exhibitors from the South East Queensland Region. Renowned practitioners, healers, educators, specialists and businesses unite as they present a range of holistic, wellbeing and eco-friendly products and services for children and adults. 9.30am - 4pm. $5 entry. Peregian Beach College, 41 Old Emu Rd, PEREGIAN BEACH. ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ☮ ☼

* "South East Qld Wine Expo" Wine growers, cellar doors and distributors will congregate on your doorstep with a range of wines and gourmet treats from across the region. Cruise the celebrity chefs, workshops, live music and other entertainment and discover sensational ideas to make your next winter dinner party one to be remembered.11am - 5pm. $15 entry with option of additional long lunch ($99 pp) The Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. Ⓐ ❥ ♒ ♫ ✎

* "Performance - Arthouse movie" Set in contemporary Manhattan, PERFORMANCE tells the story of four musicians, bound together by their passion for music and a long, faithful collaboration. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken. Tickets $13.50. 7.30pm Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

Sunday, MAY 5
* "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 ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Bookfest Noosa" Immerse yourself in the Sunshine Coast's biggest book sale, with thousands of second-hand and as-new books on offer - no matter your favourite genre. Books and collectors' items across fiction, non-fiction and children's categories, and there will be a BBQ, children's corner, raffle prizes and drink stalls. Stocking up your bookshelf at this booklets will means extra funds in helping deaf children hear, listen and speak in this Hear and Say Centre fundraiser. From 9am. Noosa Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Drv, SUNSHINE BEACH. ღ ✌ ℉ FREE

* "Conscious Life Festival" Celebrate the collective spirit with hundreds of kindred souls at this unique and comprehensive annual festival. Experience over approximately 100 exhibitors inc renowned practitioners, healers, educators, specialists and businesses unite as they present a range of holistic, wellbeing and eco-friendly products and services for children and adults.
experience over approximately 100 exhibitors from the South East Queensland Region. Renowned practitioners, healers, educators, specialists and businesses unite as they present a range of holistic, wellbeing and eco-friendly products and services for children and adults. 9.30am - 4pm. $5 entry. Peregian Beach College, 41 Old Emu Rd, PEREGIAN BEACH. ღ ♒ ♫ ✎ ☮ ☼

"The Mummy Tree Markets" - Hit the coast's boutique market showcasing unique quality products and services for hip and stylish families. Incredible retailers, great food, children's entertainment and more. 9am - 1pm. Noosaville State School, 79 Beckmans Rd, NOOSAVILLE. ღ ♒ ♫


* "Playground III" An electronic music experience bigger than then Sunshine Coast has even seen. Grab the friends for a whole day of excited with indoor and outdoor experiences. Tickets $55. 3pm - 10pm. Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsman Pde, BOKARINA.

* "Performance - Arthouse movie" Set in contemporary Manhattan, PERFORMANCE tells the story of four musicians, bound together by their passion for music and a long, faithful collaboration. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken. Tickets $13.50. Showings 4pm and 7.30pm Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

Monday, MAY 6
"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 ✔ ☼

Wednesday, MAY 8
* "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 ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Farm and Compost Workshops" Learn how to recycle organic waste in your own backyard with a step-by-step guide to setting up, maintaining and getting the most out of your worm farm, compost bin or Bokashi. Bookings essential. 9.30am - 11.30am. Maleny Library, 17 Bicentenary Ln, MALENY. Ⓐ ✎ ☮ ☼

* "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 ✔ ☼

Friday, MAY 10
* "Business & Workstyle Expo" Incorporating a successful formulae of over 70 business exhibitors, nationally acclaimed speakers, skills seminars and outstanding business to business networking events, this year's Expo is expected to attract traffic of almost 4000 delegates. Guest speakers include America's Cup winner and former Olympian John Bertrand, and John Bertrand, and The Today Show Finance Editor Ross Greenwood. 8am - 5pm. The Big Pineapple Function Centre, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. Ⓐ ♒ ✎ FREE

* "Champagne Diamond" A stunning Mother's Day fundraiser with all proceeds going towards helping young people with disabilities at the Compass Institute. The day's MCs Hannah McEwan and Paul Taylor from WIN Sunshine Coast will join guest speaker - actor, writer and comedienne Corinne Grant for a day which promises no raffles or auctions - just pure entertainment! Dress is black-tie with a two-course lunch, drinks and live entertainment. There's even a chance to win a $13000 diamond for Mum! 11.30am - 3.30pm. Tickets $140pp. Maroochy Events Centre, Cnr First Av and Memorial Av, MAROOCHYDORE. Ⓐ ❥ ♫ ✌

* "Australian Body Art Carnivale Premiere - Cocktail Party" Welcome the arrival of this year's much anticipated and nationally celebrated body art carnival and immerse yourself in the excitement at opening night. The country's premier body art event, which attracts artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas, returns in 2013 with a theme of "The Best of Oz". The cocktail party is the official launch of the three day extravaganza and this year, the launch is at a gorgeous new Eumundi restaurant - The Bohemian Bungalow. 6.30pm. Tickets $55 pp. The Bohemian Bungalow, 69 Memorial Drv, EUMUNDI. Ⓐ ❥ ☾

* "Seussical the Musical" Fun for the whole family, see Sienna College bring to life the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables on the stage. Tickets $20. Nambour Civic Centre, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR. ღ ♛ ☾ ♫

* "Arthouse Movie - Rebelle (War Witch)" A confronting portrayal of experiences endured by child soldiers, kidnapped and forced to fight in Sub-Saharan conflicts. Tickets $13.50. Showings 4pm and 7.30pm Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

Saturday, MAY 11
* "The Big Pineapple Markets" Discover 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. 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 ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Australian Body Art Carnivale" The much anticipated and nationally celebrated premier body art event. Thousands of artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas will immerse themselves again in 2013 with this year's theme "The Best of Oz" sure to bring some jaw-dropping art to life. This event has to be seen to be believed. Today's events include the epic parade, Brush & Sponge, and Airbrush competition, and the registered photographer's event. The day's festivities will continue into the night with "The Best of Oz After Party". (Cost involved) From 8am. Eumundi Amphitheatre, Napier Road, EUMUNDI. ღ ♒ ☾ ♫ ☼

* "Business & Workstyle Expo" Incorporating a successful formulae of over 70 business exhibitors, nationally acclaimed speakers, skills seminars and outstanding business to business networking events, this year's Expo is expected to attract traffic of almost 4000 delegates. Guest speakers include America's Cup winner and former Olympian John Bertrand, and John Bertrand, and The Today Show Finance Editor Ross Greenwood. 8am - 2pm. The Big Pineapple Function Centre, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. Ⓐ ♒ ✎ FREE

* "Cooroy Fusion Festival" This festival blends three great Cooroy events which highlight the talented people behind the Cooroora Woodworkers Club, the Noosa District Orchid Society and the Cooroy Library.

* "Symphony by The Sea - Mother's Day Weekend" Take Mum out to an exceptional concert oceanside thanks to the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra.Tickets $25. 2pm - 4pm. Coolum Civic Center, Park Street, COOLUM BEACH. ღ ☄

* "Edible Sunshine Coast" Want to create delicious home made meals for your family from the best local food products the coast has to offer? Head on down to the Cooroy Library and catch up with local author Rebecca Mudridge who has produced a range of options from sweet to savoury, gluten free to vegetarian, kid friendly to special functions, healthy and indulgent. Courtesy of the Maleny IGA supermarket. Bookings essential10am start, 9 Maple St COOROY ✎ FREE

* "Cooran Acoustic Night" The Noosa Hinterland's longest running community showcase evening celebrates 25 years of local talent. An open chalkboard, delicious menu and prizes to be won at this special event. Multiple presentations by Noosa District Orchid & Foliage and the Cooroy Wood & Craft Show Expo. $4 entry. Start 6pm. Cooran Hall, King St, COORAN. ღ ☾ ☄

* "Arthouse Movie - Rebelle (War Witch)" A confronting portrayal of experiences endured by child soldiers, kidnapped and forced to fight in Sub-Saharan conflicts. Tickets $13.50. 7.30pm Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR


Sunday, MAY 12
* "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 ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Women in Super: Mother's Day Classic" Give an unforgettable gift this Mother's Day with this 4.5km fun walk through Cotton Tree where you and your mum raise much needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation's research programs. Entry $20. 8am start. The Esplanade, Cotton Tree Park, COTTON TREE. 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 ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Australian Body Art Carnivale" Why not treat Mum to a very unique experience this Mother's Day with the carnival's high tea? Tickets are $30, with seating times at 10am, 12noon and 2p. Price covers gourmet sandwiches and other nibbles, tea cakes and cheese mates and a variety of teas and coffee with sitting back and witnessing the nation's premier body art event. Other event's on in today's festivities include the special effects, and wearable art, and the registered photographer's event. The day's festivities will continue into the night with the parade of competitors and awards ceremony. From 8am. Eumundi Amphitheatre, Napier Road, EUMUNDI. ღ ♒ ☾ ♫ ☼


* "Glasshouse 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 ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Mother's Day Celebration Concert" Give the gift of music with an afternoon of your mother's favourite songs and a high tea in honour of these fabulous women. The event features the Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir, Oriana Youth Choire and selected solo artists. All tickets $20. 2pm start. Bookings essential. Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main Street, BUDERIM. ღ ☄ ♫ ℉

* "Arthouse Movie - Rebelle (War Witch)" A confronting portrayal of experiences endured by child soldiers, kidnapped and forced to fight in Sub-Saharan conflicts. Tickets $13.50. 4pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

Monday, MAY 13
* "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, MAY 14
* "Edible Sunshine Coast" Want to create delicious home made meals for your family from the best local food products the coast has to offer? Head on down to the Caloundra Library and catch up with local author Rebecca Mudridge who has produced a range of options from sweet to savoury, gluten free to vegetarian, kid friendly to special functions, healthy and indulgent. Courtesy of the Maleny IGA supermarket. Bookings essential. 10am start, Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Av, CALOUNDRA. ✎ FREE


Wednesday, MAY 15
* "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 ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "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, MAY 16
* "Noosa Food & Wine Festival" The local festival with the international fame is back again showcasing four days of world class food, wine and entertainment to more than 26,000 patrons. See renowned chefts, meet celebrated food media, wine experts and other amateur foodies just like yourself and indulge in the tastes, sounds, smells and sights of the annual foodie festival. Today's events include the Westpac Rugby Luncheon, Sunshine Coast Food Trails, and the Gala Opening Function. Ticket prices vary. Multiple locations, NOOSA. ❥ ♒ ☾ ♫ ☼


Friday, MAY 17
* "Noosa Food & Wine Festival" The local festival with the international fame is back again showcasing four days of world class food, wine and entertainment to more than 26,000 patrons. See renowned chefts, meet celebrated food media, wine experts and other amateur foodies just like yourself and indulge in the tastes, sounds, smells and sights of the annual foodie festival. Today's events include lifestyle lunches, Sunshine Coast food trails, Apollonian Bush Bash, World Class Cocktail Competition on the Beach, Welcome Concert & Party, international degustation, cocktail dinner on the beach, a sunset concert and dinner in Noosa National Park. Ticket prices vary. Multiple locations, NOOSA. ❥ ♒ ☾ ♫ ☼

* "Arthouse Movie - Kon Tiki" The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. Starring Paal Sverre Hagen Tickets $13.50. Showings 4pm and 7.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

* "The Ten Tenor's" - Mum is sure to swoon when these ten dashing gentlemen take the stage for their special "Mum's the Word" concert on their east coast tour. Tickets $28, 8pm start. The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, CALOUNDRA. ღ ♛ ☾ ♫


Saturday, MAY 18
* "The Big Pineapple Markets" Discover 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. 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 Food & Wine Festival" The local festival with the international fame is back again showcasing four days of world class food, wine and entertainment to more than 26,000 patrons. See renowned chefts, meet celebrated food media, wine experts and other amateur foodies just like yourself and indulge in the tastes, sounds, smells and sights of the annual foodie festival. Today's events include celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, food critics cooking competition, champagne master class and a very "awesome" Aussie picnic. NOOSA. ❥ ♒ ☾ ♫ ☼

* "Palmwoods Country Fair" Pack up the family and bring them down to one of the most family-friendly fairs in the region. Plenty of old fashioned craft, delicious food, intriguing stalls with a fabulous firework finale! From 2pm. Palmwoods Country Fair, Palmwoods Star School, Palmwoods-Montville Rd, PALMWOODS. ღ ♒ ☾ ♫

* "Growing Sustainability Expo" The official opening of the Centre for Growing Sustainability will coincide with the expo which focuses on good practices and related technologies. Its a response to demand on a local, national and international scale. 9am - 3pm. Big Pineapple, 76 Nambour Connection Rd, WOOMBYE. ✎ ☮

* "Arthouse Movie - Kon Tiki" The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. Starring Paal Sverre Hagen Tickets $13.50. 7.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

Sunday, MAY 19
* "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 ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Million Paws Walk" The annual major fundraiser for the RSPCA turns twenty this year. So the team is hoping to raise $250,000 from the crowds expected to descend, for dogs in need. Lions Park, Gympie Tce, NOOSAVILLE. 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 ♒ ♫ ☼


* "Noosa Food & Wine Festival" The local festival with the international fame is back again showcasing four days of world class food, wine and entertainment to more than 26,000 patrons. See renowned chefts, meet celebrated food media, wine experts and other amateur foodies just like yourself and indulge in the tastes, sounds, smells and sights of the annual foodie festival. Today's events include celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, wine marquee, masterclass, and Mediterranean picnic and a seafood feast on the beach, NOOSA. ❥ ♒ ♫ ☼

"A Blooming Good Reason for a High Tea" Enjoy a girls' afternoon out infused with good food, good wine and good company including WIN Weather Presenter Hannah McEwan as MC, cancer survivor and councillor Jenny McKay, and rising star, singer-songwriter Lucy Hannah. Tickets $40, 2pm - 5pm. Flaxton Gardens, 313 Flaxton Dr, FLAXTON. ღ ♫ ✎ ✌ ☼

* "Arthouse Movie - Kon Tiki" The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. Starring Paal Sverre Hagen Tickets $13.50. 4pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

Monday, MAY 20
"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 ✔ ☼

Wednesday, MAY 22
* "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 ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "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 ✔ ☼

* "Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow" It's baaaccck! The renowned big stage comedy show returns in 2013 to the Sunshine Coast with some of the world's funniest comedians inc Colin Lane, Loretta Maine, Asher Treleaven and Claire Hooper. 8pm. Tickets $42. Nambour Civic Centre, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR. Ⓐ ♛ ☾ ♫

Thursday, MAY 23
* "Edible Sunshine Coast" Want to create delicious home made meals for your family from the best local food products the coast has to offer? Head on down to the Maroochydore Library and catch up with local author Rebecca Mudridge who has produced a range of options from sweet to savoury, gluten free to vegetarian, kid friendly to special functions, healthy and indulgent. Courtesy of the Maleny IGA supermarket. 10am start, Maroochydore Library, 44 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree ✎ FREE

Friday, MAY 24
* "Edible Sunshine Coast" Want to create delicious home made meals for your family from the best local food products the coast has to offer? Head on down to the Coolum Library and catch up with local author Rebecca Mudridge who has produced a range of options from sweet to savoury, gluten free to vegetarian, kid friendly to special functions, healthy and indulgent. Courtesy of the Maleny IGA supermarket. 10am start, Coolum Library, 6 Park St, COOLUM BEACH ✎ FREE

* "Arthouse Movie - The Other Son (Le Fils de l'autre) " A high-concept tale of two young men one Israeli, the other Palestinian accidentally switched at birth and raised on the wrong side of the struggle. Tickets $13.50. Showings 4pm and 7.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

Saturday, MAY 25
* "The Big Pineapple Markets" Discover 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. 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 ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Arthouse Movie - The Other Son (Le Fils de l'autre) " A high-concept tale of two young men one Israeli, the other Palestinian accidentally switched at birth and raised on the wrong side of the struggle. Tickets $13.50. Showings 7.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

Sunday, MAY 26
* "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 ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors FUNdraiser Car Rally" It's set to be a super fun day out in the car rally where you get to navigate the route and learn as you go. Compete in super-fun challenges for all ages, with 100% of profits going towards the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Entry per car is $125. Prizes include a full family tour, free passes to locate attractions and a holiday package on the Sunshine Coast worth over $1000. Registration 7am. Australia Zoo, Steve Irwin Way, BEERWAH. 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 ♒ ♫ ☼

* "Noosa Children Festival" It's the 17th birthday of the festival that's all about the kids! Wholesome family fun for everyone in the family when this circus comes to town. Special classes for the little ones include unicycle lesson, tin-can stilt making, learn-to-juggle and special guests includes The Voice 2012 star Darren Percival. There is tie-dying, felting, woodworking, silk painting and nature garlands craft stores as well as a silent auction, art exhibits and a massive book sale. Food options include a curry house, home-made cakes, a juicing stall and a special children's cafe. 10am to 3pm. Noosa Children Festival, Pengari Steiner School, 86 Nyell St, DOONAN.

* "Arthouse Movie - The Other Son (Le Fils de l'autre) " A high-concept tale of two young men one Israeli, the other Palestinian accidentally switched at birth and raised on the wrong side of the struggle. Tickets $13.50. Showings 4.30pm. Nambour Arthouse Cinema, Top Level Centenary Square Currie St NAMBOUR

Monday, MAY 27
* "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, MAY 28
* "Edible Sunshine Coast" Want to create delicious home made meals for your family from the best local food products the coast has to offer? Head on down to the Kawana Library and catch up with local author Rebecca Mudridge who has produced a range of options from sweet to savoury, gluten free to vegetarian, kid friendly to special functions, healthy and indulgent. Courtesy of the Maleny IGA supermarket. Bookings essential 10am start, Kawana Library, 30 Nanyima St, BUDDINA. ✎ FREE

* "Food, Glorious Food!" EnviroCom's Sandie Johnston will take you through how to improve your food habits and turn them into a healthier, tastier and more sustainable option for you and the planet. Bookings essential. 10am. Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Av, CALOUNDRA. ✎ ☮
* "Foster and Allen - Live in Concert" Ireland's most famous duo return to play you some of their favourite tracks from their incredibly successful 23 studio albums. Tickets $59.60, 7pm [pre-dining is also available at a price) The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St CALOUNDRA. ❥ ♋ ☾ ♫

Wednesday, MAY 29
* "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 ❥ ♒ ♋ ♫

* "Up Close with Benjamin Law" Renowned author Benjamin Law will reflect on his Sunshine coast upbringing and share thoughts of his books and his writings with the public.Frequently contributing to The Monthly, QWeekend and Good Weekend, Law has written for more than 50 Australian and international publications. $20 per person. Bookings essential. 7am start. Maroochydore Surf Club, 34 - 36 Alexandra Pde, MAROOCHYDORE. ✎

* "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 ✔ ☼

* "Guy Sebastian - Live in Concert" Chart-topper Guy Sebastian hits the sunshine Coast on his biggest tour yet with his hit album "Get Along". The former Idol star is enjoying incredible international success with the recent release of his latest album, but catch him here first. Tickets $79. 8pm, The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, CALOUNDRA. Ⓐ ☾ ☄

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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