Debbie Hall, supported by husband Steve, tries on a braclet at Evelyn Willebrands' stall at the Pier Park Community Markets in 2016.
Debbie Hall, supported by husband Steve, tries on a braclet at Evelyn Willebrands' stall at the Pier Park Community Markets in 2016. Jocelyn Watts

12 things to do in and around the Coast this weekend

SATURDAY

Public Vehicle Auction

When: 9am

Where: Vehicle compound at Saltwater Creek Rd, Maryborough

What: A public auction for abandoned vehicles, trailers and a tractor hosted by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Cost: Free

Phoenix Charity Ball

When: From 6pm

Where: Maryborough Town Hall

What: A night of elegant dress, dance and company to raise funds for Margueite Rampton, who has lost both hands and legs to meningococcal.

Cost: $57 for ball ticket, $97 for premier

Pier Park Markets

When: 7am-1pm

Where: Pier Park, Urangan

What: Pier markets operate every Saturday, with plenty of market stalls, fresh fruit, vegetables and entertainment on through the day.

Cost: Free

Hervey Bay Parkrun

When: 7am

Where: Lions Park, Charlton Esplanade

What: Parkrun held every Saturday from 7am - it's you against the clock in the 5km run. Be sure to register before your first run at www.parkrun.com.au.

Cost: Free

Jesse Morris Band

When: 5pm-9pm

Where: Gatakers Artspace

What: Enjoy live music, food and the best of local art and culture in the ambience of the Gatakers Artspace by night. Soul-filled roots and reggae, gypsy storytelling, eclectic beats and good vibrations

Cost: Free

Maryborough Heritage

Walking Tour

When: 9am

Where: Maryborough City Hall

What: Dressed in full period costume, the guided tour will help you discover the iconic history of the portside town and how it has shaped the town to come.

Cost: Free

Dressed in heritage costume, volunteer Ailsa Head takes Maryborough resident Debbie Brown (right) and her visitor, Griffin University student from Sri Lanka Lakshi Senevirathna around the Heritage City on a Walking Tour.
Dressed in heritage costume, volunteer Ailsa Head takes Maryborough resident Debbie Brown (right) and her visitor, Griffin University student from Sri Lanka Lakshi Senevirathna around the Heritage City on a Walking Tour. Boni Holmes

Karaoke at Kondari

When: 7.30pm

Where: Kondari Hotel

What: Karaoke from 7.30pm - feel free to have a try, even if you don't sing. Kids are welcome until 10pm.

Cost: Free

SUNDAY

Bay Break Hervey Bay

When: 6am

Where: Urangan Pier Precinct

What: Multi-sports event including a run, walk and bike event through the precinct. Participants can enter a single event or multiple events.

Cost: $10-55 depending on event

Giving Mum, Lorraine Shelton, support as she crosses the finish line, Robby Shelton at last year's Bay Break Hervey Bay.
Giving Mum, Lorraine Shelton, support as she crosses the finish line, Robby Shelton at last year's Bay Break Hervey Bay. Valerie Horton

Sunday in the Park

When: 9am-1pm

Where: Queens Park, Maryborough

What: MELSA holds their session on the last Sunday of every month, with the miniature train running through the day at $2 per ride/$10 for six. Plenty of activities for kids and the local brass band will make an appearance.

Cost: Free

Country, Rock & Blues Concert

When: 1pm-9pm

Where: Z-PAC theatre, Zeyphr St

What: Enjoy a great afternoon of live music with a special guest each show. Licensed bar and hot snacks also available.

Cost: Free

ALL WEEKEND

Jenni Kelly Workshop

When: 9am-4.30pm

Where: 5 Sandy St, Urangan

What: Painting workshop over Saturday and Sunday with artist Jenni Kelly, who uses creative freestyle painting. Students to bring their own materials along for the course.

Cost: $150 for both days

Mixed Media artist Jenni Kelly shows some techniques to students at a workshop for the Banksias to Beach arts festival at Bribie Island Arts Centre.
Mixed Media artist Jenni Kelly shows some techniques to students at a workshop for the Banksias to Beach arts festival at Bribie Island Arts Centre. Vicki Wood/c16448a

Basketball

Coaching Clinics

When: 9am-12pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm for girls

Where: Hervey Bay PCYC

What: Coaching clinics for juniors and seniors, run by Brian Kerle Basketball in partnership with Hervey Bay Basketball. Contact 0423237398 for more information or email admin@geolog.com.au.

Cost: Free



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