12 things to do in and around the Coast this weekend
Public Vehicle Auction
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.
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
Where: Pier Park, Urangan
What: Pier markets operate every Saturday, with plenty of market stalls, fresh fruit, vegetables and entertainment on through the day.
Hervey Bay Parkrun
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.
Jesse Morris Band
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
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.
Karaoke at Kondari
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.
Bay Break Hervey Bay
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
Sunday in the Park
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.
Country, Rock & Blues Concert
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.
Jenni Kelly Workshop
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
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 email@example.com.