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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 October 3rd 2012
Fill up your date card this October with these events
WHETHER you're after a party on the town or you're knocking back the OJ in preparation for the massive 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 month of OCTOBER. And this month I throw in some group activities to keep the kids busy these school holidays.

NIK'S PIK -
"The 2012 Pink Pram Push" Guinness Book of Records attempt on October 21 for the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation. SUNSHINE Coast mum's Lara Hodgson and Rebecca Mugridge will lead the parade attempting to make the record books of the most prams moving at once. The record of just 574. It's a family day out compete with children's entertainment inc Scooby Doo, Tweety & Silvester, guest speakers, stalls, food and rides. And all in the name of fundraising for breast cancer research and Sunshine Coast charity the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation Pinktober Appeal.F


October 3, WEDNESDAY

* "Australian Junior MX Championships" . Racing commences from 8.45am. Event continues until October 6. Adults $20 child $10 F o/d :)COOLUM


* The Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival Valley wide judging including Conondale and Kenilworth until 7th October FREEF o/d :)
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"Being Home" & "Permeate" Froyle Neideck Art Exhibition instagram show,One week remaining10am to 4pm daily Harbourside Gallery TEWANTIN.


* The 2012 Ignition Awards
six days remainingnational clay works competition Butter Factory Arts Centre COOROY.
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OCTOBER 3, Wednesday

* "Recycled Jeans" Turn your old jeans into cool bags. Ages - 10 10am to 12noon Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY. Noosa Library, Wallace Dv NOOSAVILLE. FREE, k, :)

* "Pickled People" Make your own pickled stocking person Ages 6 10am to 11am Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY Nambour Library, Currie St NAMBOUR. FREE, k, :)

* "Botanical Drawing" with Cheryl Nonmus Ages 5 8yo $5pp 10am to 11.30am Bookings essential Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens TANAWHA k, o/d, :)


* "Big World Under the Sea" Create an underwater creatures mobile. Age 6 10.30 to noon FREE Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY. Maroochydore Library, Sixth Av, MAROOCHYDORE. FREE, k, :)


* "Spring Art School"
Expressive self portrait class Age 5-7yo Caloundra Regional Gallery 10am to 11am $15 per child Bookings essential Ph 5420 8299 Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Omrah Av, CALOUNDRA k, :)


* "Spring Art School" Interactive Sculptures Age 4 8 $15pc10.30am to noon Bookings essential Ph 5449 5340. Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Pelican St, TEWANTIN. k, :)


* "Botanical Drawing" with Cheryl Nonmus Ages 5 12yo $5pc 2 classes from 10am to 2pm Bookings essential. Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, TANAWHA. k, o/d, :)


* "Spring Art School" Expressive Self Portrait Age 5 7 yo $15pc 1.30pm to 3pm Bookings essential Ph 5449 5340 Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Pelican St, TEWANTIN k, :)


* "Under the Sea" make a mini ocean Age 5 8yo 1pm to 2.30pm Bookings essential 1300 Library. Beerwah Library, Peachester Rd, BEERWAH. FREE k, :)


* "Treasure Boxes" create your own Age 9 12 1pm to 3pm Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY.Caloundra Regional Library, Omrah Av, CALOUNDRA. FREE, k :)


* "Dream Catchers" create your own Age 7-12yo 2.30pm to 3.30pm Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY Coolum Library, Park St, COOLUM BEACH. FREE, k, :)

* "Captain Rob the Happy Pirate" Ages 4 2.30pm to 3.15pm Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY. Maleny Library, Coral St, MALENY. GC, k, :)


* "Acting Lessons" by director of Cinderella and Cuddle Kingdom's Christmas Magic Johanna Wallace Age under 12yo 4 5pm. Classes charged per term. End of term performance. Bookings Johanna 0407 873 232. Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd, NOOSAVILLE. k

* "Acting Lessons" by director of Cinderella and Cuddle Kingdom's Christmas Magic Johanna Wallace Age 12-17yo 5-6.30pm. Classes charged per term. End of term performance. Bookings Johanna 0407 873 232 Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd, NOOSAVILLE k

* "Andrew Vievers" Australia's finest Spanish guitarist $15pp 11am - 12noon The J Noosa Drive, NOOSA HEADS

* "Images of the Sunshine Coast" amateur/professional photographers network. 6.30 8.30pm $8 pp inc nibbles. Bookings req by Monday before 5471 7800. The Coffee Club, Cnr Elizabeth St and David Low Way, COOLUM BEACH

* "The Eumundi Markets" Australia's biggest and best art, craft and produce market with world-class musicians and street performers. Wednesdays 8.30am - 1.30pm, Memorial Drive, EUMUNDI. FREE, F, ma, :)

OCTOBER 4, Thursday

* "Read in Peace" YA Book Club Ages 14 specialty interest Stephanie Meyer or Garth Nix 3.30pm - 4.30pm No bookings required. Cooroy Library, Maple St, COOROY. FREE, k, :)

* "Dream Catchers" Create your Own Ages 6 10am to 11am Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY Nambour Library, Currie St NAMBOUR. FREE, k, :)

* "Shadow Puppet-Making" with Christine Elcoate & Jess Begun Ages 5 8yo $5 pc10.30am to noon. Bookings Essential. Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, TANAWHA. k, :)

* "Spring Art School the elements" create a freestanding sculpture Ages 4 8 10.30am to noon $15 pc Bookings essential 5449 5340 Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Pelican St, TEWANTIN. k, :)

* "Play Dough Fun Day" Ages 5 10.30am to 11.30am Caloundra Regional Library, Omrah Av, CALOUNDRA. FREE ,k, :)

* "Avatar Creators" create your virtual self Ages 9 12yo 1pm to 3pm Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY or here. Caloundra Regional Library, Omrah Av, CALOUNDRA. FREE, k, :)

* "Spring Art School second hand items into 3D" Ages 8 12yo 1.30pm to 3pm $15 pc Bookings essential 5449 5340 or here. Noosa Regional Library, Pelican St, TEWANTIN. k,:)

* "The BFG" create and dress your own BFG Ages 7 2.30pm to 4pm Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY or here. Kawana Library, Nanyima St, BUDDINA. k, :)

* "Night time storytelling" Wear your pyjamas Ages 5 6pm to 7pm Maroochydore Library, Sixth Av, MAROOCHYDORE. FREE, k

* "The Fantasticks" - the story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one another 7.30pm. Adult tickets $30, children $20. Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, NOOSAVILLE. F

OCTOBER 5, Friday

* "Bonza Bookfest" The Rotary Club of Caloundra presents a huge bookfest from 8.30am 4.30pm. CCSA Hall Caloundra. Details call 0421100716 or email pamsnyman@yahoo.com CCSA Hall, Nutley St, CALOUNDRA. FREE F, :)


* "Professor Jellybean" Don the lab coat and become a real life scientist Age 5-13yo 10am to 11am Bookings essential 1300LIBRARY or here. Beerwah Library,Peachester Rd, BEERWAH. k, :)

* " Fairy Wands" Create your own Age 5 8yo 10am to 11am Bookings essential 1300LIBRARY or here. Coolum Library, Park St, COOLUM BEACH. FREE, k :)

* "Yoga stars" Christine Clegg leads yoga games. Age 6-9yo 11.30am to 12.30pm Bookings essential 1300LIBRARY or here *Wear loose fitting clothing, be ready to take off your shoes and eat light beforehand. Maleny Library, Coral St, MALENY. FREE, k, :)

* "Free Board games and more" colouring-in fun and board games Ages 5 All day. Maroochydore Library,Sixth Av, MAROOCHYDORE. FREE, k, :)

*"October Greenzone Disco"] Strictly ages 8 - 12yo. $6 per child 6pm 8pm The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, NOOSA HEADS. k, :)


* 'Seven Little Australians' by the Independent Theatre. 7.30pm. Adults $20, children $10 etc. Ph 5472 8200. The Independent Theatre, Cnr Memorial Drv and Pacey St, EUMUNDI. F, :)


* "Tortoise in Love" Brit rom-com starring Tom Mitchelson and Alice Zanadski Film Club Members Function 2.30pm and 7pm Details 5475 7777 Nambour Arthouse Cinema, 52 - 64 Currie St NAMBOUR. F :)

* "The Fantasticks" - the story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one another 7.30pm. Adult tickets $30, children $20. Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, NOOSAVILLE. F


OCTOBER 6, Saturday


* "Noosa International Sevens" From 8am Tickets from $15. Dolphin Oval, Bicentennial Drv SUNSHINE BEACH. F, o/d, me, :)

* "Yandina Plant & Produce Market" plants, fresh produce, collectables and more. Every Saturday. More details 5446 7037 Wonga Park, Yandina. FREE, F, :)


* "The Eumundi Markets" Australia's biggest and best art, craft and produce market with world-class musicians and street performers. Saturday's 6.30am 2pm. Memorial Drive, EUMUNDI. FREE, F, :)


* "Bonza Bookfest" The Rotary Club of Caloundra presents a huge bookfest from 8.30am 4.30pm. CCSA Hall Caloundra. Details call 0421100716 or email pamsnyman@yahoo.com CCSA Hall, Nutley St, CALOUNDRA. FREE F, :)

* "The Fantasticks" - the story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one another 7.30pm. Adult tickets $30, children $20. Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, NOOSAVILLE. F


* "Tortoise in Love" Brit rom-com starring Tom Mitchelson and Alice Zanadski 7.30pm Details 5475 7777 Nambour Arthouse Cinema, 52 - 64 Currie St NAMBOUR. F :)

* "Manhattan Short"Join 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents gather to view and vote on our Finalists' Films Film Festival $15 entry 7.30pm start The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive NOOSA HEADS. F :)


* 'Seven Little Australians' by the Independent Theatre. 7.30pm. Adults $20, children $10 etc. Ph 5472 8200. The Independent Theatre, Cnr Memorial Drv and Pacey St, EUMUNDI. F, :)


OCTOBER 7, Sunday

* "Noosa International Sevens" From 8am Tickets from $15. Dolphin Oval, Bicentennial Drv SUNSHINE BEACH. F, o/d, me, :)

* "Caloundra Country & Farmers Market" fresh seafood, fruit & veg, plants & more. 7am 12noon More details 0401482949. Arthur St, CALOUNDRA. FREE, F o/d, ma


* "Buderim Sunday Markets" 8am 12noon, , More information 0404 445 469. Lindsay Rd BUDERIM. FREE, F, o/d, ma

* "Noosa Marina Markets" Search for your bargain overlooking the idyllic Noosa River. Every Sunday 8am to 2pm Parkyn Court TEWANTIN FREE, F, o/d, ma

* "Peregian Beach Markets" coffee, food and entertainment 7am 12.30pm, Details 0428 190055 Kingfisher Drive PEREGIAN BEACH. FREE, F, o/d, ma

* "Markets on Bulcock" Explore over 50 specialty shops in the market fun on Caloundra's main street. 8am to 1pm every Sunday Bulcock Street, CALOUNDRA FREE, F, o/d, ma

* "Tortoise in Love" Brit rom-com starring Tom Mitchelson and Alice Zanadski Details 5475 7777 Nambour Arthouse Cinema, 52 - 64 Currie St NAMBOUR. F :)

* 'Seven Little Australians' by the Independent Theatre. 7.30pm. Adults $20, children $10 etc. Ph 5472 8200. The Independent Theatre, Cnr Memorial Drv and Pacey St, EUMUNDI. F, :)

OCTOBER 11, Thursday

* "Fundraising for Frangipani Dreams"In support of the Frangipani Dreams Christmas hampers appeal for 2012, well known Sunshine Coast band Oka, have put their hand up to help support and raise funds. $22.50 pre sale/ $27.50 at the door 8pm start, The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive NOOSA HEADS. A

OCTOBER 12, Friday

* "Pink Ribbon Day Morning Tea"News anchorman and cancer survivor Mike Higgins is guest speaker at this Cancer Council fundraiser. Sunrise Beach Neighbourhood Shops Cnr Grasstree Crt & Ben Lexcen Dr Street, SUNRISE BEACH 10am 12noon $10 pp. Details 0409 269 964

"Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club Charity Golf Day" Ambrose event Horton Park Golf Club 1 Golf St Maroochydore 11.30am to 5pm. $45 pp inc sausage sizzle, after event nibbles and complimentary drink Bookings 5456 7804

"The Flower Exposed" painting & photographic exhibition official opening, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. 6pm FREE

OCTOBER 13, Saturday

"Pokemon Club" Play games and swap cards Cooroy Library 9.30am to 11.30am. No bookings required.


"Pomona Country Markets" Enjoy a true country market while raising money to support the Old Pomona Railway Art Gallery and other community projects. 6.30am 12noon. Reserve Street, POMONA.

"David Paulson: A survey" a 50 yr retrospective exhibition, Noosa Regional Gallery 2pm


"Cooran Acoustic Night" sons, poetry, dance, juggling by amateurs/professionals $4pp More information 5485 1003

"Fabulous Favourites from Opera to Abba" concert by Noosa Chorale, Bicentennial Hall Sunshine Beach. 7pm Adults $25 Bookings 5447 4561


OCTOBER 14, Sunday

"Glass House Market" locally made, baked and produced goods. Madagascar bouncy castle and face painting for kids. Glass House Mountains State School, Glass House Mountains. 8am 1pm. FREE

"Sunshine Coast Aeroclub Flying Day, Lunch and Bar" Come and learn to fly or just enjoy the action in the sky. Sunshine Coast Aeroclub, Friendship av, MUDJIMBA 12.30pm to 4.30pm Jazz band for those enjoying lunch. Details 0407 660 184

"Twin Waters Birthday Celebrations" Fun activities, sausage sizzle and music. Lake View Park, Twin Waters Noon 3pm

"The Creek Great Wine Challenge" wine tasting fundraiser for "Helping Hands", The Creek Tavern Mountain Creek. 5pm $20 pp Bookings 5478 1333

"Fabulous Favourites from Opera to Abba" concert by Noosa Chorale, Bicentennial Hall Sunshine Beach. 3pm Adults $25 Bookings 5447 4561

OCTOBER 15, Monday

OCTOBER 16, Tuesday

OCTOBER 17, Wednesday

OCTOBER 18, Thursday


"Pink Precinct Fun Trail" Have fun, raise money and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Butter Factory Arts Centre 7am to 9pm

"Business Events" workshop for those with interest in the industry. Mooloolaba TAFE, MT CREEK. 1.30pm to 5pm Tickets $30. Bookings 5475 7272


"Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp" live in concert, The Majestic Theatre POMONA 6pm Tickets $55 from www.red.chair.com.au


OCTOBER 19, Friday

"Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan & Camping & Expo" Campers, boats, fishing talks, cooking demonstrations and more in a great family day out. 9am to 5pm. $8 adults children free with adults. Stockland Park KAWANA WATERS

"The Dingo Creek Wine Jazz and Blues Festival" Dingo Creek Winery, TRAVESTON music from 6pm. Tonight's ticket $35 Bookings www.dingocreekfestival.com.au/tickets

"The Mikado" the Gilbert & Sullivan musical Noosa Arts Theatre, NOOSAVILLE 7.30pm Tickets $39 Bookings 5449 9343

OCTOBER 20, Saturday

"Edgewater Village Spring Fair" Browse a spectacular variety of stalls, morning teas in beautiful Bli Bli. The Ukulele Band, Bli Bli choirs and the Edgewater Singers providing entertainment. 7am to 1pm FREE Edgewater Village 171 David Low Way BLI BLI

"Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan & Camping & Expo" Campers, boats, fishing talks, cooking demonstrations and more in a great family day out. 9am to 5pm. $8 adults children free with adults. Stockland Park KAWANA WATERS

"Sunshine Coast Baby & Kids Market" Preloved goods, great brands and even better prices. 9am to 12noon $4 entry Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsman Parade BOKARINA

"The Dingo Creek Wine Jazz and Blues Festival" Dingo Creek Winery, TRAVESTON music from 10am. Today's ticket $60 Bookings www.dingocreekfestival.com.au/tickets

"You Can Heal Yourself Expo" See over 40 displays for health, wellbeing, natural therapies, sustainable and organic eco living in two days of interactive events. 10am 9pm. $10 Newspaper Place MAROOCHYDORE . Further information at 0414766773

"Heavensong" works from around the world and history by Queensland Festival of Chorus, The Majestic Theatre Pomona. Matinee 2pm , Evening gala 8pm. Tickets from $10 bought at www.redchair.com.au

"The Mikado" the Gilbert & Sullivan musical Noosa Arts Theatre, NOOSAVILLE 7.30pm Tickets $39 Bookings 5449 9343

OCTOBER 21, Sunday


"Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan & Camping & Expo" Campers, boats, fishing talks, cooking demonstrations and more in a great family day out. 9am to 5pm. $8 adults children free with adults. Stockland Park KAWANA WATERS


"The Dingo Creek Wine Jazz and Blues Festival" Dingo Creek Winery, TRAVESTON music from 10am. Today's ticket $60 Bookings www.dingocreekfestival.com.au/tickets

"You Can Heal Yourself Expo" See over 40 displays for health, wellbeing, natural therapies, sustainable and organic eco living in two days of interactive events. 10am 4.30pm. $10 Newspaper Place MAROOCHYDORE . Further information at 0414766773


"The Mikado" the Gilbert & Sullivan musical Noosa Arts Theatre, NOOSAVILLE 2pm Tickets $39 Bookings 5449 9343


"The 2012 Pink Pram Push" Guinness Book of Records attempt fundraiser for the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation. Kings Beach Ampitheater, Caloundra. Registration $5 10am 2pm at www.pinkprampush.com.au/register/


OCTOBER 22, Monday

OCTOBER 23, Tuesday



"Doggie Business" puppy management with trainer and author Suzanne Wright. Caloundra Library, Caloundra. 10am.


OCTOBER 24, Wednesday


"Ralph Buster and the World's First Dogathlon" new book launch by Noosa author Neville Mills. Noosa Library, Noosaville. 3.30pm Bookings essential

OCTOBER 25, Thursday

"Sleeping Beauty" by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company, The Events Centre, Caloundra. 8pm. Tickets start from $57


"Sleeping Beauty" production Tickets from $57, 8pm start. The Events Centre, NOOSAVILLE


OCTOBER 26, Friday

"Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod" inaugural year of newly founded Sunshine coordination, adjudicated by Sandra Milliken. Coronation Avenue Nambour.


Pinktober Halloween Dance Party 4th floor restaurant, The Esplanade Mooloolaba . Tickets $75 Fancy dress fundraiser for the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation.6.30pm 11pm. Bookings 0402462804
OCTOBER 27, Saturday

"Pomona Country Markets" Enjoy a true country market while raising money to support the Old Pomona Railway Art Gallery and other community projects. 6.30am 12noon. Reserve Street, POMONA.


"Beach and Bulls Classic II" PBR is back 4.30pm Gates open 31 Sportsmans Pde BOKARINA


"Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod" inaugural year of newly founded Sunshine coordination, adjudicated by Sandra Milliken. Coronation Avenue Nambour.

"Dirty Dick's Theatre Restaurant" The 40 year iconic theatre show returns. Tewantin Noosa RSL & Citizens Memorial Club, Tewantin. 8pm. Tickets $45 and phone 5447 1766



"Kransky Sisters Piece of Cake" Esk's endearing award-winning spinsters hit the coast. The Events Centre, Caloundra. 8pm. Tickets $61 inc meal.

OCTOBER 28, Sunday

"Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod" inaugural year of newly founded Sunshine coordination, adjudicated by Sandra Milliken. Coronation Avenue Nambour.

OCTOBER 29, Monday

OCTOBER 30, Tuesday

OCTOBER 31, Wednesday



KEY F=FAMILY, A= ADULTS, K=KIDS, Lic= LICENSED, ME= MULTIPLE EVENTS, MA=MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES, B=BEGINNERS, A=ADVANCED, O/D=OUTDOORS, GC - GOLD COIN DONATION donation :) = SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN.
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