The night watchman will lead guests on a walking tour of the Portside Precinct at the inaugural Portside by Night Walking tour.
The night watchman will lead guests on a walking tour of the Portside Precinct at the inaugural Portside by Night Walking tour. Contributed

Portside by Night tour among things to do this weekend

FRIDAY

MARINA MARKETS

When: Friday, April 11, 2.30-7pm

Where: Urangan Marina, Urangan

What: Stalls include charms, crinkle tops, silk embroidery, busking, art, sunglasses, wooden items, clothing and toys. clothing bags and jewellery, tea towels, hand-made shoes, cards, crystals, and landscape paintings., tea light candles, cooler torch, gem stones, umbrellas, handbags, knitwear, palm readings and card readings.

Cost: Free entry

PORTSIDE BY NIGHT TOUR

When: Friday, April 11, 5.30-7.30pm

Where: Maryborough's Portside Precinct

What: Maryborough's historic Portside precinct will come alive when the first fully-guided Portside by Night walking tour gets under way.

Hosts Mary Rivers and the Night Watchman will take guests through the early days of the Heritage City; spinning tall tales of sailors, smugglers, brothels and opium dens from years gone by when Maryborough was one of the busiest ports in Australia. The tours will be held on the second Friday of every month and conclude with a port tasting in the Bond Store Museum basement.

Bookings to 1800.214.789.

Cost: $25.

WIDGEE COUNTRY MUSIC MUSTER

When: Friday, April 11, to Sunday, April 13

Where: Widgee Showgrounds, 27km west of Gympie

What: Hosted by The Webb Brothers, artists include Lee Conway, Tania Kernaghan, Lance Friend, The Viper Creek Band, Bruce McCumstie, Graham Rodger, and many more. Visit www.widgeecountry music.com

Cost: $125 for a three-day pass. Daily entry is $50.

SATURDAY

BEAN BEAT FUNDRAISER

When: Saturday, April 12, all day

Where: Bean Beat espresso bar, Esplanade, Scarness

What: The team at Bean Beat will host a charity event to raise funds for Forget Me Not Children's Home in Nepal. Bean Beat will give 50c per coffee to the charity. There will also be a gift hamper raffle.

Cost: Free entry

GLENWOOD MARKET

When: Saturday, April 12, from 8am

Where: Glenwood Community Grounds, 13 Pepper Rd, Glenwood

What: Take a stroll around these lovely country markets, grab a bargain or stop for a bite to eat.

Cost: Free

PADDLE DOWN THE BURRUM

When: Saturday, April 12, from 9am

Where: Paddlers will leave from Howard Boat Ramp, go down the Burrum River and finish at Wal's Camp Boat Ramp in Pacific Haven

What: Join the Friends of the Burrum River System Group for a leisurely cruise down the Burrum River. On completion the FBRSG has arranged transport for boats and paddlers back to Howard Boat Ramp. On their return, guests will be treated to a free sausage sizzle lunch with drinks supplied. Registrations to Tim at burrumriver@westnet.com.au.

Cost: Free

TORQUAY BEACHSIDE MARKETS

When: Saturday, April 12, 9am-2pm

Where: Torquay Esplanade, near AquaVue

What: Come down and browse through our beachside market filled with beautiful local hand-made arts and crafts and quality retail products.

There's a jumping castle and face painting for the kids.

Cost: Free

SUNDAY

WALK WITH RAMBLERS

When: Sunday, April 13, 10am

Where: Car park at the bottom of Sawmill Rd, Dundowran

What: The Ramblers crew have changed things up a little bit this week by taking their walk just out of town to the beautiful Dundowran Beach. Join them for a pleasant walk along the foreshore. Phone 4194.0955.

Cost: Free

PLAY CARDS

When: Sunday, April 13, 12.30pm

Where: Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League Hall, 61 Hunter St, Pialba

What: Join the APSL crew for 500 cards and hand and foot. All welcome.

Cost: $3.

REIKI OPEN HEALING DAY

When: Sunday, April 13, 9am-1pm

Where: Hervey Bay Community Centre, Charles St, Pialba

What: Volunteers from the Fraser Coast will offer reiki and other hands-on healing at their open day. Treatment usually lasts for about 30 minutes and the client remains fully clothed. Reiki and other hands-on healings help reduce tension, which calms the nervous system and promotes relaxation. Phone Wendy on 4125.1071.

Cost: Donation

BABY AND CHILDREN'S MARKET

When: Sunday, April 13, 8am-noon

Where: The Great Hall, Beach Rd, Pialba

What: Get your hands on everything baby with new, pre-loved and hand-crafted goods. Free bounty bags will be handed out on the day. Get in early for Easter. $10 kids hair cuts.

Cost: Free

KOALA MARKETS

When: Sunday, April 13, 6am-noon

Where: Kruger Crt, Urangan

What: These iconic country markets are held on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of every month. Take a hat and sunscreen, there's a lot to look at.

Cost: Free

FAMILY FUN DAY

When: Sunday, April 13, 8am-3pm.

Where: Dundowran Equestrian Park, Lower Mountain Rd, Dundowran.

What: Jumping castle, Fantasea face painting, riding demonstrations, food by Wild Lotus restaurant, plant and horse gear stalls, car and bike displays, music by Frank Benn and more.

Cost: Gold coin donation.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT

When: Sunday, April 13, 12.30pm

Where: St Pauls Memorial Hall, Adelaide St, Maryborough

What: Get your toes tapping to some Slim Dusty and a range of other family songs from 1950 to 2003.  There will be an afternoon tea, lucky door prize, raffle and tombola. Phone Heather on 0427 972 789.

MONDAY

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, 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

Email your things to do for the Fraser Coast Chronicle and Hervey Bay Lifestyle Observer to news@hbobserver.com.au.



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