Things to do this weekend around the coast
GATAKERS BY NIGHT
When: Saturday, 5pm-9pm
Where: Gatakers Artspace, Kent St, Maryborough
What: Enjoy a relaxing night at the beautiful Gatakers Artspace with music and art. Watch artists at work with a woodcarver, painters, and sculptors - and view the latest exhibitions at Gatakers Gallery.
Light refreshments available for purchase.
SHOP AT LE SHOPPE
When: Saturday, 8am-10.30am
Where: Fair Haven Le Shoppe, Neptune St, Baddow
What: Bag a bargain with half-price clothing, shoes, handbags, curtains, manchester and a variety of crockery.
Funds raised go towards buying goods for Fair Haven Retirement Village.
Cost: Free entry
ART IN THE BAY
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm
Where: Gallery 5, Sandy St, Urangan
What: Hervey Bay Art Society's monthly exhibition provides residents and visitors with the opportunity to view the work of experienced local artists.
This month is the Red Exhibition, which are artworks with a red focus.
When: Saturday, 9am-4pm
Where: 34 Power Rd, Gympie
What: Visitors may browse the dedicated alpaca boutique, watch spinning and alpaca husbandry demos, children may feed alpacas, walk and groom alpacas, prepare alpaca muesli, and do alpaca craft activities.
Alpacas for sale and alpaca advice.
Sausage sizzle and soft drinks available.
Disabled access is available.
PIER FAMILY MARKETS
When: Saturday, 7am-2pm
Where: Pier Park, Urangan
What: This "Welcome to autumn" market will have some new stalls this month including food, vegetables, selected craft, and the new Splatt Ball stall.
There will be a jumping castle, face painting, live music and plenty of parking space.
WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT
When: Saturday, 6.30pm
Where: Urangan Community Centre, Elizabeth St, Urangan
What: The Hervey Bay Council for the Arts is set to host a night of fabulous fun and frivolity with terrific performances by youth violinist Brandon Woods and cellist Fletcher Blight-Brennan.
A mystery and mayhem game will involve guests solving clues throughout the night to win a prize.
There will be a quiz, lucky door prize and raffles.
There will be tea, coffee and finger food and the first glass of wine is free. Bookings to Kerrie on 0417 718 490.
Cost: $15 non-members and $12 members
When: Saturday, 9am-3pm
Where: Broweena Museum Complex
What: Celebrate Broweena's Pioneer Day with working demonstrations and displays including blacksmithing, rope making, cross-cut sawing, chaff cutting, corn cracking, butter making, separating cream, old-fashioned washing and ironing, antique cars and bikes and country music by The Hardings.
Browse through the museum at your leisure.
Phone Gail on 4129 9262 or Jill on 4129 9091 or email jill.harvey@walshpark. com.au
Cost: Gold coin donation
When: Saturday, 6pm
Where: Departs the Post Office in Bazaar St, Maryborough
What: Hear spine-tingling
tales of a city's dark past. Enjoy an extraordinary evening of living history and eerie entertainment topped off with a fortifying meal and a nip of courage. Bookings are essential and can be made at the Maryborough Visitor Information Centre, City Hall, Kent Street Ph: 1800 214 789 or Bond Store Museum, Wharf St. Ph: 4190 5722
MEN'S SHED GARAGE SALE
When: Saturday, 8am-1pm
Where: Hervey Bay Men's Shed, 459 Boat Harbour Dr, Pialba
What: The aim is to raise awareness of the Men's Shed, while also raising much-needed money to fund an urgent expansion of the current facilities that have become too small to meet the needs of the growing Hervey Bay Community.
The garage sale will have loads of excess tools, second-hand goods, completed wood projects and machinery on offer. A sausage sizzle will be running all morning. There will also be an opportunity to check out the shed and the projects under way; in particular the boat which has been a long term project but is nearing completion.
Cost: Free entry
WALK WITH RAMBLERS
When: Sunday, 10am
Where: Burrum Heads, meet at Lions Park car park.
What: The friendly Hervey Bay Ramblers social walking group (pictured above) will take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful Burrum Heads. Phone 4194 0955.
When: Sunday, 6am
Where: Kruger Crt, Urangan
What: Pack up the family and take them for a morning out at these iconic Hervey Bay markets. There are plenty of stalls to browse.
TAE KWON DO
When: Every Monday and Wednesday, 5.30-7pm
Where: Hervey Bay Sailing Club, Esplanade, Torquay
Cost: Phone 0439 770 457 for membership details.
LATINO DANCE CLASSES
When: Every Monday night, 7-8pm
Where: Uniting Church Hall
What: Learn the dance of love with this friendly group. Phone Steve on 0490 149 725 or Marlene 4124 0732.
Cost: $3 per hour
IN2MUSIC SOCIAL GROUP
When: Every second Thursday, starting April 3
Where: Hervey Bay Hotel, Vernon Room, Watson St, Pialba
What: This family friendly group invites local musicians to perform on stage.
Singers of all ages and all genres are welcome to come along and have a go at performing.
A backing band is provided.