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More than 300 things to do on the Fraser Coast in 2016

THE Fraser Coast Chronicle has compiled a list of more than 300 things to do on the Fraser Coast this year. 

Friday, January 8 Explore tidal pools, collect yabbies on low tide flats and spot soldier crabs on the beach.

Saturday, January 9

Watch the Guy McLean Horsemanship Spectacular at Susan River.

Sunday, January 10

Stuck on a DIY project? Head down to Bunnings in Hervey Bay for a hands-on workshop and advice.

Join in a workshop at Bunnings
Join in a workshop at Bunnings Contributed

Monday, January 11

Donate blood at Hervey Bay Blood Bank.

Tuesday, January 12

Learn to shoot with the Fraser Coast Pistol Club.

Wednesday, January 13

Rollerblade along the Esplanade or at Ululah Lagoon.

Thursday, January 14

Have a picnic by the Mary River at beautiful Petrie Park in Tiaro.

Friday, January 15

Start the New Year with a clean house and donate your used goods to a local charity.

Saturday, January 16

Find inner peace at an Introduction to Trance workshop at Dundowran Beach.

Sunday, January 17

Learn about precious stones with the Hervey Bay Gem and Mineral Club Inc.

Monday, January 18

Get active or just watch wild riders with the Maryborough BMX Club.

Tuesday, January 19

Paint a Zen self portrait at the Gatakers Art Gallery workshop

Wednesday, January 20

Check out today's Fraser Coast Council meeting to understand how our local government works.

Thursday, January 21

Exercise your mind by playing chess in the park or at a local cafe.

Friday, January 22

Create your own website - you can learn online or through a local computer class.

Saturday, January 23

Head to the Torquay Beachside markets (2nd, 4th Saturdays of the month).

Torquay Markets
Torquay Markets Alistair Brightman

Sunday, January 24

Try some fresh fruit with locally grown strawberry, pineapple or lychees.

Monday, January 25 Sleep under the stars at Rossendale Park, Bauple.

Tuesday, January 26 Celebrate Australia Day with a barbie on the beach.

Wednesday, January 27 Pack your backpack, its back to school today for kids!

Thursday, January 28 Score a bull's eye with Hervey Bay Archers.

Friday, January 29 Enjoy the Last Friday Club with Dan Boulton for an evening of live music, chilled beverages and share platters at the Brolga's Riverside Bar.

Saturday, January 30 Guy Sebastian tour at the Brolga.

Sunday, January 31 Do an anonymous good deed - give to a local charity or fundraiser.

Monday, February 1, 2016 Try to spot a ghost at Maryborough's "haunted hotspot", Wharf St.

Tuesday, February 2 Watch classic movie The Phantom Stockman at Tiaro Library with the Fraser Coast Vintage Film Club, touring Fraser Coast libraries monthly.

Wednesday, February 3 Visit the Bauple Men's Shed.

Thursday, February 4 Maryborough markets (every Thursday).

Friday, February 5 Sing a great song in front of an audience with karaoke at a local pub.

Saturday, February 6 Go horse riding at Susan River.

Sunday, February 7 Take a Zumba class.

Monday, February 8 Celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Tuesday, February 9 Play a game of bowls at your nearest club.

Wednesday, February 10 Learn about keeping backyard chickens with the Maryborough Hervey Bay Poultry Club.

Thursday, February 11 Visit the Tuan State Forest and see if you can spot a brumby.

Friday, February 12 Create your Family Tree with the Maryborough Historical Society.

Saturday, February 13 Try local delicacies like prawns and scallops.

Sunday, February 14 Take your loved one out for a romantic stroll on Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 15 Cool off at Teddington Weir.

Tuesday, February 16 Find a quirky new hobby with Hervey Bay Amateur Radio Club Inc, (HAM Radio).

Wednesday, February 17 Have a go at paddle boarding at the beach.

Thursday, February 18 Cheer on the Queensland Schools Triathlon (until the 20th).

Friday, February 19 ZPAC presents Wireless Wit for a night of fun, song and hilarious skits in the style of the old radio shows.

Saturday, February 20 Go to Glenwood Markets (every 3rd Saturday).

Sunday, February 21 Learn a bird call - there are more than 350 species of bird on the Fraser Coast.

Learn a bird call
Learn a bird call John Gass

Monday, February 22 Stop in for a cup of coffee at Tiaro.

Tuesday, February 23 Put on your cowboy hat and get your groove on with one of the Fraser Coast's many country music clubs.

Wednesday, February 24 Visit Maaroom for a coastal stroll.

Thursday, February 25 Country music not your thing? Try listening to the Maryborough Caledonian Society & Pipe Band or Hervey Bay RSL Pipe Band instead.

Friday, February 26 Learn to make rope or check out the displays at the Hervey Bay Historical Museum.

Saturday, February 27 The Fabulous HooHaa band plays at "Gatakers by Night", free live music, licensed bar, wood-fired pizza, hot food, coffee and dessert.

Sunday, February 28 Visit Maryborough's tribute to the first man ashore at Gallipoli, Duncan Chapman.

Monday, February 29 It's leap day - tradition has it that ladies can propose to men on this day, so watch out gents!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 The first day of autumn - spend the day koala spotting in Tinana.

Wednesday, March 2 Legendary Liverpudlian group The Searchers, live-on-stage performing their greatest hits at the Brolga.

Thursday, March 3 Lonnie Lee performs at Morning Melodies at the Brolga.

Friday, March 4 ZPAC presents The Odd Couple, a classic comedy from Pulitzer Prize playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon.

Saturday, March 5 Visit the Gundiah pub for a meal or a drink.

Sunday, March 6 Try jet skiing to Round Island.

Monday, March 7 Burrum Windfest windsurfing competition at Burrum Heads.

Tuesday, March 8 Practice yoga at the Arkarra Tea Gardens.

Wednesday, March 9 Watch Singing in the Rain (1952) at the Hervey Bay library with the council's Fraser Coast Vintage Film Club.

Thursday, March 10 Relax in the beautiful parks at Maryborough's Portside.

Friday, March 11 Learn about Maryborough's past at the Bond Store museum.

Saturday, March 12 Bag a bargain at the Koala markets.

Sunday, March 13 Listen to the brass band at Excelsior City Band Hall.

Monday, March 14 Get a taste of a true Maryborough treat at Sauers pies.

Tuesday, March 15 Go for a run along the Esplanade.

Wednesday, March 16 Admire the massive Banyan Fig at Queens Park.

Thursday, March 17 Celebrate St Patrick's Day at Hoolihans Irish Pub and restaurant.

Friday, March 18 Go Karts are great fun for the whole family.

Saturday, March 19 Don't forget to vote in the Fraser Coast Regional Council elections or check out the Fraser Coast cricket grand finals.

Sunday, March 20 Fraser Coast Antiques and Collectables Fair is on.

Monday, March 21 Learn to use a microphone and give a speech in public with Fraser Coast Toastmasters.

Tuesday, March 22 Visit Carlo Sand Blow at Rainbow Beach.

Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach

Wednesday, March 23 Watch the partial lunar eclipse visible on the Fraser Coast.

Thursday, March 24 Get cultured at Gatakers Artspace.

Friday, March 25 North Coast Campout classic car event at the Maryborough Showgrounds.

Saturday, March 26 Local eight-piece soul, funk, pop and rock party band, Soul City, plays at Gatakers at Night.

Sunday, March 27 Watch the Easter Sailing Regatta.

Monday, March 28 Easter Monday - time to polish off all those leftover Easter eggs.

Tuesday, March 29 Take Me Home: The Music & Life of John Denver at the Brolga Theatre.

Wednesday, March 30 Visit the Butchulla Memorial on the Esplanade at Pialba, which honours Hervey Bay's traditional owners.

Thursday, March 31 Take a photo with the Mary Poppins Statue. Try to get Mary Heritage in it too.

Friday, April 1 Play a prank on someone for April Fool's Day.

Saturday, April 2 Take a trip to Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island.

Sunday, April 3 Uncover Maryborough's impressive rail heritage at the Whistle Stop Museum.

Monday, April 4 Snorkel on sheltered coral reefs.

Tuesday, April 5 Take a stroll past Maryborough's beautiful heritage homes.

Wednesday, April 6 Get some wheel action at Hervey Bay Skate Park.

Thursday, April 7 World Health Day - make a plan to improve your health.

Friday, April 8 Fly a kite at the beach.

Saturday, April 9 Cheer on the athletes in the Bay Break.

Sunday, April 10 Learn to take a photo with the Hervey Bay photography club or the Maryborough Camera Club.

Monday, April 11 On the Beach (1959) is showing at Maryborough library with the Fraser Coast Vintage Film Club

Tuesday, April 12 Go rowing on the Mary River.

Wednesday, April 13 Fish from the rock wall at the Urangan Harbour.

Thursday, April 14 Hear three of Queensland's powerhouse singers: David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor with Tenori at the Brolga.

Friday, April 15 Visit the Krait Memorial at Dayman Park.

Saturday, April 16 Maryborough Relay For Life at the Maryborough Showgrounds.

Sunday, April 17 Learn to bake a scone with a QCWA recipe and get help from local QCWA ladies.

Monday, April 18 Watch the Australian Schools Triathlon.

Tuesday, April 19 Weave a basket using cat's claw grass.

Wednesday, April 20 Go bushwalking at the Burrum Coast National Park.

Thursday, April 21 Visit the past at the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum.

Friday, April 22 Have a coffee at the Marina and watch the boats come and go.

Saturday, April 23 Visit Howard's Brooklyn House (c.1890), the family home of Queensland's first female senator.

Sunday, April 24 Enjoy Sunday in the Park at Queens Park.

Queens Park - Maryborough
Queens Park - Maryborough Bev Lacey

Monday, April 25 Pay your respects at an Anzac Day service.

Tuesday, April 26 Get a massage at a Fraser Coast spa.

Wednesday, April 27 Send someone a postcard from the beautiful Fraser Coast.

Thursday, April 28 See the kangaroos at Granville.

Friday, April 29 Watch a movie on the big screen at one of Fraser Coast's cinemas.

Saturday, April 30 Professional Bull Riding brought by Rural Weekly.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 Check out the Matthew Flinders Memorial in Dayman Park, Urangan, marking the place where Flinders embarked from the HMS Norfolk on August 6, 1799, to map out Hervey Bay.

Monday, May 2 Relax at home, it's the Labour Day holiday.

Tuesday, May 3 Watch the classic movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) at Tiaro Library.

Wednesday, May 4 Classics not your style? It's Star Wars Day, celebrate with a movie marathon.

Thursday, May 5 Visit the cane fields at the Pocket.

Friday, May 6 Go camping on the water's edge at Boonooroo.

Saturday, May 7 Visit a Fraser Coast Library and find a book you've always wanted to read.

Sunday, May 8 Sit and watch pelicans and other wildlife which inhabit Fraser Coast's waterways.

Monday, May 9 Visit Maryborough's Lupton Park Community Garden to check out home-grown vegetables.

Tuesday, May 10 Go fishing and crabbing in the Burrum River and Beelbi Creek.

Wednesday, May 11 Volunteer for a shift at Meals On Wheels Fraser Community.

Thursday, May 12 Say thank you to a nurse, on International Nurses Day.

Friday, May 13 Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers Tribute Concert at the Brolga.

Saturday, May 14 Get revved up at Maryborough Speedway.

Sunday, May 15 Visit Nikenbah markets.

Monday, May 16 Get a new wardrobe for cheap at one of the Fraser Coast's many op shops.

Tuesday, May 17 Go on a walking tour of the Maryborough CBD.

Wednesday, May 18 Identify new constellations with the Hervey Bay Astronomical Society.

Thursday, May 19 Take a day fishing trip - from estuary fishing to reef, deep sea or game fishing.

Friday, May 20 Start a rock or shell collection.

Saturday, May 21 Do a taste test of all the fish and chip shops on the Fraser Coast.

Sunday, May 22 Participate or just cheer on the Fraser Coast Triathlon.

Monday, May 23 Learn to juggle and take your juggling set down to a beach or park to make some new friends.

Tuesday, May 24 Get active with the Maryborough Amateur Athletic Club.

Wednesday, May 25 Find a new hobby with Hervey Bay's Model Railway Club.

Thursday, May 26 Commemorate National Sorry Day.

Friday, May 27 Watch ZPAC's performance of Plaza Suite, three separate stories concerning relationship issues, each largely taking place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Saturday, May 28 Support local footy and watch a match.

Support your local footy and watch a match
Support your local footy and watch a match Valerie Horton

Sunday, May 29 Test your endurance with the Hervey Bay Half Marathon.

Monday, May 30 See the dingoes at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary.

Tuesday, May 31 Learn a new card games with APSL.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 First day of winter - get out your winter woolies.

Thursday, June 2 Learn about the benefits of Tai Chi with classes in Hervey Bay.

Friday, June 3 Pick up a new skill thanks to Maryborough Computer Users Group Inc.

Saturday, June 4 Fill up your stomach and your senses at Relish Food Festival.

Sunday, June 5 Get your best costume on for PubFest.

Monday, June 6 Celebrate this great state - it's Queensland Day.

Tuesday, June 7 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is at the Brolga Theatre.

Wednesday, June 8 Get crafty with the Brooweena and District Craft Group.

Thursday, June 9 Visit the turtle rookery at ESA Park.

Friday, June 10 Check out the coloured sands at Cooloola National Park.

Saturday, June 11 Giddy up for the Teebar Rodeo.

Sunday, June 12 Look at the dresses on display at the bridal expo.

Monday, June 13 Go nuts at Bauple, the home of the world-famous macadamia or Bauple nut.

Tuesday, June 14 Send a message in a bottle - how far will it go?

Wednesday, June 15 Watch For the Term of His Natural Life (1927) Hervey Bay library.

Thursday, June 16 Get started with your first novel with help from Maryborough Aspiring Writers Society (MAWS).

Friday, June 17 Visit Snakes Downunder at Childers.

Saturday, June 18 Learn how to build a tiny train with Model Engineers & Live Steamers Association (MELSA).

Sunday, June 19 Wildlife Sanctuary markets are on.

Monday, June 20 Roll up for the Fraser Coast Show.

Tuesday, June 21 Inspired by the show's baking section? Get some tips from Maryborough Cake Decorators Association.

Wednesday, June 22 Learn belly-dancing - the Fraser Coast has several different schools to choose from.

Thursday, June 23 Play on the train and playground equipment at Organ Park.

Friday, June 24 Learn about camp drafting with the Fraser Coast District Camp Drafting Sporting Club in Maryborough.

Saturday, June 25 Ian Moss "Six Strings Classic Tour" is at the Brolga.

Sunday, June 26 Queensland u-13 Hockey Championships are on.

Monday, June 27 Try something different on the water, with the Hervey Bay Dragon Boat Club Inc.

Try out Dragon Boat Racing
Try out Dragon Boat Racing Mike Knott

Tuesday, June 28 Go for a scenic drive through rugged bushland and massive granite outcrops at Woocoo.

Wednesday, June 29 Look for a rare lungfish or a Mary River cod in the river between Tiaro and Maryborough.

Thursday, June 30 Nikki Bennett's Helen Reddy Show is at the Brolga - enjoy her rendition of 1970s hit I am Woman.

Friday, July 1, 2016 Call your accountant or log onto the ATO website - its tax time.

Saturday, July 2 Visit the Japanese Gardens at the Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens.

Sunday, July 3 Fun for the whole family with Mary Poppins Festival In The Park.

Monday, July 4 Learn a new way of growing plants with the Fraser Coast Hydroponics Group.

Tuesday, July 5 Try something different with Maryborough & District Radio Rallycross.

Wednesday, July 6 Revisit the golden era of motoring with Fraser Coast Historical Vehicle Club.

Thursday, July 7 Touch Football Junior State Cup is on.

Friday, July 8 Take a free guided tour of Maryborough's heritage buildings in the CBD.

Saturday, July 9 Burrum Heads market is on.

Sunday, July 10 Join the Fraser Coast Lawn Mower Racing Club at the Maryborough Speedway.

Monday, July 11 Classic movie Casablanca (1942) plays at Maryborough library thanks to the Fraser Coast Vintage Film Club.

Tuesday, July 12 Got a Mac? Learn some new tricks with Hervey Bay Mac Users Group.

Wednesday, July 13 Feed the birds at Ululah Lagoon.

Thursday, July 14 Get a portrait drawn by a local artist or just a friend.

Friday, July 15 Visit Orchid House at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, home to a collection of around 20,000 orchids.

Saturday, July 16 It's hip to be square at Hervey Bay Square Dance Club or Heritage City Hoe Downers Square Dance Club.

Sunday, July 17 Try a classic hobby with Wide Bay Philatelic Society Club.

Monday, July 18 Take the plunge and go skydiving at Rainbow Beach.

Tuesday, July 19 Visit Grand Shirl's Doll and Toy Museum.

Wednesday, July 20 Say hello to a stranger - the Fraser Coast is known for being friendly.

Thursday, July 21 There's always something exciting to see at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere.

Friday, July 22 Hervey Bay City Bridge Club will teach you a new game.

Saturday, July 23 Check out the gory sights at the Shark Show in Hervey Bay.

Sunday, July 24 Have a picnic and check out the view at The Pines Park.

Monday, July 25 Grow an impressive plant with help from Maryborough District Orchid Society or Hervey Bay's one.
 

Grow a plant with help from Maryborough Orchid Society
Grow a plant with help from Maryborough Orchid Society Tony Martin

Tuesday, July 26 Find out the beginnings of Queensland's coal mining industry at the Burrum District Museum.

Wednesday, July 27 Get laughing at the Sydney Comedy Festival at the Brolga.

Thursday, July 28 Ride the Mary Ann steam engine.

Friday, July 29 See Agatha Christie's "And then there were none" at ZPAC.

Saturday, July 30 Pop into Hervey Bay Police Citizens Youth Club.

Sunday, July 31 Plant a tree - its national tree day.

Monday, August 1, 2016 Learn how to play croquet with Hervey Bay Croquet & Mallet Sports Club.

Tuesday, August 2 They're a Weird Mob (1966) is showing at Tiaro Library with the Fraser Coast Vintage Film Club.

Wednesday, August 3 Picnic at the Dickabram Bridge, Miva.

Thursday, August 4 Play laser skirmish at Apple Tree Creek.

Friday, August 5 Take a drive to Poona to explore the stunning national park.

Saturday, August 6 Enjoy a meal and walk on the beach at Toogoom.

Sunday, August 7 Get off the beaten track - whether its on horseback, bush walking, mountain bike riding, and dirt biking, while travelling the Bicentennial National Trail.

Monday, August 8 Watch classic movie They're a Weird Mob (1966) at Maryborough Library.

Tuesday, August 9 Learn about bromeliads with the Fraser Coast Bromeliad Society Inc.

Wednesday, August 10 Step into the past at Brennan and Geraghty's Museum.

Thursday, August 11 Watch dolphins play off the beach or see dugongs graze on seagrass in Fraser Coast waters.

Friday, August 12 Challenge yourself to escape the Breakout Room at Hervey Bay.

Saturday, August 13 Celebrate the giants of the deep with the start of the Whale Festival.

Sunday, August 14 Hervey Bay Seafood Festival is on.

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival
Hervey Bay Seafood Festival Contributed

Monday, August 15 Visit Hervey Bay or Maryborough Magistrate's Court and see the law in action.

Tuesday, August 16 Get your hands dirty with Hervey Bay Potters Associated.

Wednesday, August 17 Learn more about the environment we live in through Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council or Transition Towns Hervey Bay.

Thursday, August 18 Visiting Wook-Koo Park-where you will find life-sized statues of settlers, farm animals, native animals and a giant wooden carving of Wook-Koo.

Friday, August 19 Camping and Caravan Show at Maryborough Showgrounds is on.

Saturday, August 20 Stop at the historic Yengarie Hall for a game of tennis or a barbecue at the playground.

Sunday, August 21 Discover more about the trials and tribulations of Queensland's early pioneers at Brooweena Museum.

Monday, August 22 Visit the Old Maryborough Town Site.

Tuesday, August 23 Take a scenic drive up Mt Doongul for amazing views across the national park to Fraser Island.

Wednesday, August 24 Check out the amazing exposed granite outcrops when bushwalking or picnicking at Mt Walsh National Park.

Thursday, August 25 Burn off some energy at the Seafront All Abilities Playground.

Friday, August 26 Take time to smell the roses at the beautiful Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, established on the site of Maryborough's original cemetery.

Saturday, August 27 Make a card to give to someone special with Stampin' Up! Card Making Classes.

Sunday, August 28 Reflect on the history of Maryborough as a thriving river port at Customs House Interpretive Centre.

Monday, August 29 Get spooky in Maryborough Cemetery.

Tuesday, August 30 Spend a lazy day testing out local coffee shops - try Sexie Coffee's own blend.

Wednesday, August 31 Chat and enjoy a cuppa with book club held the last Wednesday of the month at 10am (Hervey Bay Library), the last Friday of the month at 10am (Maryborough Library) and the first Tuesday of the month at 9.30am (Tiaro Library).

Thursday, September 1, 2016 Try to spot the first wildflowers on the first day of spring.

Friday, September 2 Visit Maryborough's industrial past at the The Croydon Foundry Museum.

Saturday, September 3 Riverfest at Burrum Heads is on.

Sunday, September 4 Go for a stroll with Maryborough Bushwalkers Club or Hervey Bay Ramblers Inc.

Monday, September 5 Feed an alpaca at Yengarie Alpacas.

Tuesday, September 6 Try windsurfing off Toogoom beach

Wednesday, September 7 Take all old books and magazines to a local waiting room, for others to read. Or donate them to Lifeline's Bookfest.

Thursday, September 8 Visit one of the local wineries near Childers.

Friday, September 9 Make a music video with your friends using as many Fraser Coast landmarks as possible.

Saturday, September 10 Technology Challenge 24 hour endurance race begins.

Sunday, September 11 Make a stitch in time with Hervey Bay Quilters Association.

Monday, September 12 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) is at Maryborough Library.

Tuesday, September 13 See the kite boarders in front of Enzo's on the Beach.

Wednesday, September 14 Exploring the Wongi Waterholes.

Thursday, September 15 Love animals? Volunteer at one of the Fraser Coast's animal refuges.

Friday, September 16 Visit Reefworld Aquarium for a glimpse of our underwater world.

Saturday, September 17 Race a mate to the end of Urangan Pier.

Urangan Pier
Urangan Pier Valerie Horton

Sunday, September 18 Try finding hidden landmarks with Geocaching.

Monday, September 19 Aarghh mateys, put on your eye patches and your best accent - it's Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Tuesday, September 20 Tread the boards with Maryborough Players on the third Tuesday of every month at the Maryborough RSL.

Wednesday, September 21 Learn to dance with Hervey Bay Boot Scooters.

Thursday, September 22 Visit the Tiaro Visitor Information Centre and Craft Cottage.

Friday, September 23 Have a scavenger hunt with friends.

Saturday, September 24 Visit Maryborough's most beautiful buildings and gardens for Open House Day.

Sunday, September 25 Camp for free in the heart of Tiaro or at Petrie Park.

Monday, September 26 Have a drink in the rail sidings of Gundiah and Theebine.

Tuesday, September 27 Try some international cuisine at one of the Fraser Coasts many international restaurants. Enjoy Japanese, Indian, Thai or German cuisine.

Wednesday, September 28 Go beach combing for treasure with a metal detector.

Thursday, September 29 Picnic in shady Glenwood Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife.

Friday, September 30 Play with a dog at a dog-friendly park or beach.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 Relive the middle ages with the Society of Creative Anachronism.

Sunday, October 2 Hit the water with Maryborough Hervey Bay Water Ski Club.

Monday, October 3 Enjoy a long weekend with family for the Queen's Birthday holiday.

Tuesday, October 4 Learn to sing with the All Sorts Vocal Ensemble Inc or Fraser Coast Choruses.

Wednesday, October 5 Stride out with Fraser Coast Runners & Walkers Club Inc.

Thursday, October 6 Pull up a stool at a local pub at Tiaro, Gundiah or Howard.

Friday, October 7 Light the Night for Leukaemia is on.

Saturday, October 8 Check out the stunning entries in the Fraser Coast Orchid competition.

Sunday, October 9 Take in an exhibit at the Hervey Bay Art Gallery.

Monday, October 10 Host a dinner party for your friends using only local produce.

Tuesday, October 11 Tackle the assault course at Flame Lily Adventures.

Wednesday, October 12 Seven Little Australians (1939) is on show at Hervey Bay library with the Fraser Coast Vintage Film Club.

Thursday, October 13 Visit Lake Lenthall for a family barbecue, spot of fishing and perhaps a peaceful bushwalk.

Friday, October 14 Taste top quality bacon and smallgoods at Tiaro's butcher shop famous throughout Australia.

Saturday, October 15 Turn your thumb green with help from Maryborough Horticultural Society Inc.

Sunday, October 16 Take a scenic drive to Burrum Heads.

Monday, October 17 Learn first aid through St Johns QLD.

Tuesday, October 18 Weather is heating up - try building your own solar oven to take advantage of the Fraser Coast's beautiful weather.

Wednesday, October 19 Take a camel ride along the beach.

Take a camel ride on the beach
Take a camel ride on the beach

Thursday, October 20 Always wanted to play piano, guitar, or violin? Fraser Coast has plenty of music teachers for both adults and children.

Friday, October 21 Hunt for a bargain at the Fraser Coast's many antique shops.

Saturday, October 22 Have a car wash to fundraise for a club or charity.

Sunday, October 23 Make a wish in the fountain at Queens Park.

Monday, October 24 Learn some fibre crafts with Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Group Inc.

Tuesday, October 25 Visit historic Munna Creek.

Wednesday, October 26 Learn to speak a foreign language. French classes are popular in both Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

Thursday, October 27 Visit Bambooland nursery at Torbanlea.

Friday, October 28 Be a tourist in your own town - stay the night at a small B&B or at a flash resort.

Saturday, October 29 Have a garage sale and clear your house of unwanted goods.

Sunday, October 30 Learn about model aircraft with Hervey Bay Model Aero Club.

Monday, October 31 Get dressed up for Halloween.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Place a bet for Melbourne Cup Day.

Head along to Melbourne Cup
Head along to Melbourne Cup Alistair Brightman

Wednesday, November 2 Aim for a bull's eye with Hervey Bay Darts Association.

Thursday, November 3 Check out the talent on display at Craftfest.

Friday, November 4 Get close to the water with Fraser Coast Canoe & Kayak Club Inc.

Saturday, November 5 Get airborne at Jump Park in Hervey Bay.

Sunday, November 6 Spend a relaxing day at Sunday at Scarness.

Monday, November 7 Watch classic movie An American in Paris (1951) at Maryborough library.

Tuesday, November 8 See Smokie live at the Brolga Theatre.

Wednesday, November 9 Get a taste of the country at several farms that allow camping around Tiaro and Gympie and Biggenden.

Thursday, November 10 Taste something new with Hervey Bay Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Guild.

Friday, November 11 Pay your respects on Remembrance Day at a service.

Saturday, November 12 Pick up a new tune with the Maryborough Organ Club.

Sunday, November 13 Try an unusual way to get fit with Denise's Pole Walking Group.

Monday, November 14 Stop in at the tiny township of Aramara.

Tuesday, November 15 Owanyilla Riverside Park is the perfect spot to stop for a barbecue.

Wednesday, November 16 Capture the moment with Hervey Bay Photography Club Inc.

Thursday, November 17 Eat an ice-cream at the park on the Esplanade as the weather heats up.

Friday, November 18 Organise a clean up with neighbours as storm season is coming.

Saturday, November 19 Too choppy at the beach? Try a sheltered swim near Urangan Fisheries.

Sunday, November 20 Play a set with Maryborough Badminton Social Group.

Monday, November 21 Learn to knit and get ready to help yarn bomb the Fraser Coast for Christmas.

Tuesday, November 22 Take a boat to Woody and Little Woody Islands.

Wednesday, November 23 Get on air with the Fraser Coast Community Radio , FM107.5 4FCR Tiaro Community & Youth Radio.

Thursday, November 24 Have tea with Mary in an old-fashioned cafe after a Mary Poppins inspired tour.

Friday, November 25 Say no to violence on White Ribbon Day (Domestic Violence).

Saturday, November 26 Learn to paint with Hervey Bay Art Society.

Sunday, November 27 Get up early and watch the sunrise over the canefields.

Monday, November 28 Do a tour of the Fraser Coast's churches.

Tuesday, November 29 Perfect your serve with Bidwill Magnolia Tennis Group.

Wednesday, November 30 Check out the boat ramp at Tinnanbar.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 Don't forget to slip, slop slap when celebrating the first day of summer.

Friday, December 2 Raise your voice with Soundwaves A'Cappella Ensemble.

Saturday, December 3 Visit Christen's Gingerbread for an early taste of Christmas.

Sunday, December 4 Host an overseas visitor through a cultural exchange program, couch surfing or even Air B'n'B.

Monday, December 5 Put your hand up to help put on International Volunteer Day.

Tuesday, December 6 Shoot some hoops with Maryborough Amateur Basketball Association.

Wednesday, December 7 Get creative with Hervey Bay Woodcrafts Club.

Thursday, December 8 Chill out with a Pilates class.

Friday, December 9 School's out for the summer! Say thank you to your teacher.

Saturday, December 10 Buy locally this Christmas - try a niche shop like Australiana Cottage Crafts.

Sunday, December 11 Carols in the Park in Maryborough is on.

Monday, December 12 Pen a few lines with Scribes Poetry Group.

Tuesday, December 13 Spot rare shorebirds from as far away as Siberia at Tuan or Tinnanbar using the Strait for their summer feeding grounds.

Wednesday, December 14 Cool off at Wetside Water Education Park.

Thursday, December 15 Go bowling at Maryborough Ten pin Bowl.

Friday, December 16 ZPAC's Christmas Pantomime will delight the whole family.

Saturday, December 17 Relive your childhood by learning to hula hoop or blow bubbles.

Sunday, December 18 Get out to the country and camp at Teebar Sports Grounds.

Monday, December 19 Discover new tastes with Fraser Coast Sub Tropical Fruit Club.

Tuesday, December 20 Climb Mt Bauple.

Wednesday, December 21 Cook a vegetarian meal using entirely local produce.

Thursday, December 22 See the Christmas lights with your loved ones.

Friday, December 23 Make a hole-in-one at a golf course.

Saturday, December 24 Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet? Now is your last chance!

Sunday, December 25 Picnic in the Gardens is on Christmas Day.

Monday, December 26 Shop for a bargain in the Boxing Day sales.

Tuesday, December 27 Check off all the names on Maryborough's Walk Of Fame.

Wednesday, December 28 Check out the pirate ship at Apex Park.

Thursday, December 29 Support a local musician at a local cafe or pub

Friday, December 30 Visit Moolyyir Creek in Urangan to learn about the Butchulla People's culture and heritage.

Saturday, December 31 New Year's Eve - Get ready to party. like its 2017

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Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Huge Gunalda service station set to open by December

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

The massive servo is the biggest United development in Queensland.

Property leader says Fraser Coast market is looking up

Positivity is the buzz word in the Fraser Coast housing market

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.