Looking for things to do this weekend?

Meet the alpacas

When: Tomorrow 9.30am-4.30pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.

Where: 65 Station Rd, Yengarie.

Details: Yengarie Alpacas Open Weekend will be held during National Alpaca Week. It is free to everyone. Please don't bring dogs. Sausage sizzle, husbandry demonstrations, feed the alpacas, alpaca merchandise, alpacas and fleece on sale. Visit yengarie-alpacas.webs.com.

RSL action

When: This weekend.

Where: Maryborough RSL, 165-173 Lennox St.

Details: Chops featuring Frank Benn will perform on Friday and Lexicon will perform on Saturday. Mother's Day breakfast from 8-10am; lunch from 11.30am and dinner from 5.30pm - book now phone 41222321.

Last Band Standing

When: Tomorrow, 8pm.

Where: Hervey Bay RSL.

Details: The final four bands will battle it out in the grand final for the title of Last Band Standing.

10km Challenge
When: Saturday, 6.30am.

Where: Run starts and ends at Enzo's Cafe, Scarness.

What: Walk or run from Enzo's to the pier and back. You must have a moderate level of fitness - if not, turn half way and do 5km. Bring sunscreen, a hat, joggers and a fun, can-do attitude.

Cost: Free.

Torquay Beachside Markets

When: Saturday 8am-1pm

Where: Torquay Esplanade, near Aqua Vue cafe and Torquay tennis court.

What: Arts, crafts, retail shopping and much more. Make a morning of it and stroll through the stalls on the Torquay foreshore.

Beach volleybal

When: Saturday, 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-3.30pm. Finals from 2pm Sunday.

Where: Seafront Oval.

What: Fraser Coast Regional Beach Volleyball Invitational. Come and watch the pros play, including triple Olympian Josh Slack and Queensland's best up-and-coming juniors. Join the pros on court for the crowd games. A family beach party kicks off at 5pm on Saturday, with fireworks at 7.45pm.

Cost: Free entry.

Rock'n'Roll Social Dance

When: Saturday, 7-10.30pm.

Where: Dundowran Community Hall, 407 Lower Mountain Rd, Dundowran.

Cost: $6.

Contact: Fraser Coast Rock'n'Roll - Mal 4123 0454.

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 in a range of mediums. The exhibition this month is Skies, Sunrise and Sunset in a new refurbished gallery.

Cost: Free.

Rustic Emu Art and Craft Gallery

When: Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Where: 888 Mungar Rd, Grahams Creek (Mungar). Look for the emu letterbox.

What: Gallery now open. We have a unique range of quality items handmade with love, including great Mother's Day gift ideas. Come along to the gallery and see the display of work by talented local artists and craftspeople.

Phone: 4129 6003.

Practice paddle

When: Any Sunday morning at 9am until May 26.

Where: Fraser Coast Outriggers Compound near Scarness Boat Ramp.

What: Get a team together and come down for a practice paddle before the Fraser Coast Outriggers Annual Corporate and Business Challenge on Sunday, May 26. Any businesses, clubs, corporations, schools and groups are invited to participate. You supply five team members, we supply the equipment and steerer.

Cost: Practices are free. Bay Business Challenge registrations for teams $100.

Contact: Phone 0407 214 019 or email secretaryfcocc@ bigpond.com.

Love Mary Day

When: Sunday, 11am to 3pm.

Where: Petrie Park, Tiaro. 34 Vandoorn Rd.

What: The Greater Mary Association invites the community to celebrate the local environment. There will be something for everyone with community stalls, workshops and speakers covering Butchulla stories, lungfish, Mary River turtles, koalas and other topics.

Cost: Entry is free.

Free craft workshops

When: Sunday 11am-2pm

Where: Australiana Cottage Crafts and Herb Farm, 4km along the Torbanlea Rd, Takura. Look for the Pink Cow. Phone 4128 7430.

What: Learn how to make hand felted scarves, hair accessories, soaps and jewellery. Make a piece of felt yourself. Each mum that visits on Mother's Day will receive a handcrafted fragrant gift. Plant a special sunny sunflower to give to your mum.

Cost: Free.


When: Every second and fourth Monday of the month, 10-11am

Where: Jennifer's place - phone 41281444 for details.

What: Learn about your greater essence and intuition. with like-minded people. Finishing with tea/coffee refreshment.

Website: journeytoself empowerment.com.

Cost: $5

Paddlers take to the water for Hervey Bay's whales

premium_icon Paddlers take to the water for Hervey Bay's whales

It's the final event for the 2018 Ocean Festival

GALLERY: Esplanade lights up for 2018 Whale Parade

premium_icon GALLERY: Esplanade lights up for 2018 Whale Parade

Hervey Bay's tourist strip was alight with the sounds of the ocean

Quick actions prevented shopping centre fire from spreading

premium_icon Quick actions prevented shopping centre fire from spreading

Smoke was reported coming from a restaurant about 10.15am on Sunday

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