EVENT LIST: It's all happening on the Coast this weekend

SATURDAY

TORBANLEA RACES

When: Saturday, gates open at 9am.

Where: Torbanlea Racetracks, Pialba Road, Torbanlea.

What: Enjoy track attire, champagne and festivities.

Cost: General entry at gate is $10. Bus passes are $25. Visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

GATAKERS ARTSPACE

When: Saturday, from 5pm.

Where: Gatakers Artspace, , 311 Kent St, Maryborough.

What: ENJOY a cultured night with dance music and tunes from Brazil. Demonstrations from artists will take place, which could include a woodcarver, painter or sculptor. Munch on wood-fired pizza and cheesecakes. Enjoy coffee and alcoholic bevereages.

Cost: Free, excpet price of food.

BOONOOROO BOOT SALE

When: Saturday, 7am-noon

Where: 136 Eckert Rd, Boonooroo

What: The Boonooroo Coast Guard is having a boot sale. Selling a camper trailer, furniture, printers and household items. There will be craft and a sausage sizzle on the day.

Cost: Free entry.

GARAGE SALE TRAIL   When: Saturday, all day.   Where: Visit garagesaletrail.com.au to find out where.   What: Garage Sale Trail is one big day of Garage Sales happening right across Australia. Pick up a few gems across the Fraser Coast.   Cost: Free to browse.  

A NIGHT AT A MUSEUM

When: Saturday, from 7pm.

Where: The Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum, 106 Wharf St, Maryborough.

What: Hear stories and tales from the Heritage City's historic past.

Cost: Free.

FORBIDDEN ROAD

When: Saturday from 9.30am

Where: Torbanlea Race Track, cnr Burgowan Rd and Torbanlea-Pialba Rd.

What: Enjoy the amazing harmonies produced by Forbidden Road at the Torbanlea Picnic Races under the marquee. An eclectic collection of country, rock 'n' roll, blues and classic rock will get people pub goers jiving.

Cost: Free.

BUTCHULLA FUN DAY

When: Saturday from 9.30am.

Where: Dayman Park, Urangan.

What: Enjoy fun activites and celebrations, but also recognise the struggle. Have fun with the sounds of a dideridoo, nature bracelet makingand face painting. Bring a chair and a plate to share.

Cost: Free.

WASTE REYCLING TOUR

When: Saturday from 8am at the Brolgra Theatre and 9am at the Discovery Sphere.

Where: Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, 5 Walker St, Maryborough and the Discovery Sphere, 166 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba.

What:  Tours will visit the Nikenbah Waste Transfer Station, the Materials Recovery Facility Education Centre, the Pulgul Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, the Hebblewhite Recycled Water Plantation and the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Morning tea and lunch provided. First in, best dressed.

Cost: Free. For more information, ring the Fraser Coast Regional Council on 1300 79 49 29.

TRACE YOUR DNA

When: Saturday, from 1pm.

Where: Maryborough Family Heritage Institute Inc, 164 Richmond St, Maryborough.

What: Learn how to test and trace back your DNA throughout the generations using mouth swab kits. Also enjoy an afternoon tea.

Cost: $10

LISTEN TO MUSIC

WHEN: Saturday October 24 at 1pm.

WHERE: Maryborough City Hall, Kent St.

WHAT: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Brass Band will be joined in concert by Young Conservatorium's senior ensembles - Wind Orchestra, conducted by Stephanie Smith; and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gwyn Roberts - in a celebration of the classics and contemporary.

COST: $10.

URBAN FARM

When: Saturday, 7am-1pm.

Where: Pier Park, Urangan.

What: Stock up on your fresh fruit and vegetables at the newly opened Urban Farm, which now runs every Saturday.

Cost: Free.

GHOST TOURS

When: Saturday, October 24. The tour departs the Maryborough Post Office, Bazaar St at 6pm sharp. Bookings are essential.

Where: In and around Maryborough.

What: Join the Mary Widow and The Undertaker for an evening of spooky tales of times past as they recount true stories of love, betrayal, tragedy and unspeakable crimes, mixed with some juicy period gossip. Tour includes fully escorted coach transport, a rare opportunity to see inside heritage-listed buildings, a guided lamplight tour of the old Maryborough cemetery, a nip of "courage" in the original Bond Store basement, dinner and dessert. Added extras may include strange orbs, unexplained shadows and unavoidable shivers!

Cost: $75

TORQUAY MARKETS

When: Saturday.

Where: Opposite the Torquay Post Office, Esplanade.

What: Whether you are a local or a visitor to beautiful Hervey Bay, a visit to the Torquay Beachside Markets should be on your to-do list. This popular and busy market is located on a tranquil paved area of the foreshore. There are plenty of stalls offering top quality, wonderful and unique products. After visiting the markets why not browse the local shops, have a coffee or a meal or even a beer at the local. Have a stroll on the beach and a swim. You could even hire a jet ski or a catamaran.

Cost: Free

BALLROOM DANCING

When: Saturday, from 7.30pm.

Where: Tinana Hall, Gympie Road, Tinana.

What: Listen to band CRG and have a danec with a partner. Supper will be provided and have fun with lucky door prizes. For more information, call Jeff McGovern on 0438867090.

Cost: Free.

RED BETTY

When: Saturday from 8pm.

Where: The Beach House Hotel, 344, Charlton Esplanade, Scarness.

What: Chill to electric guitar rock with a drink in hand. Red Betty is sure to make you say "whoa!"

Cost: Free.

HOOLIHANS

When: Saturday from 8pm.

Where: Hoolihans Irish Restaurant and Bar, 382 Esplanade, Torquay.

What: Enjoy a bit of magic with Hooligans (band) and renditions of The Pogues' (if lucky) and other tracks.

Cost: Free.

SUNDAY

KOALA MARKETS

When: Sunday, 6am-noon

Where: Kruger Crt, Urangan.

What: You can find various items at these fantastic markets, such as arts and crafts, trash and treasure, cakes, jams, and many other local delights.

Cost: Free.

DAVE TURNER

When: Sunday from 2pm.

Where: The Beach House Hotel, 344 Charlton Esplanade, Scarness.

What: Enjoy acoustic covers by Hervey Bay man David Turner.

Cost: Free.

RYAN WHITE

When: Sunday from 2pm

Where: Torquay Hotel, 421 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay.

What: Let singer songwriter Ryan White soothe your soul with acoustic and catchy melodies penned by himself.

Cost: Free.

FRASER COAST RUNNERS AND WALKERS

When: Sunday from 6.16am for walkers and 7am for runners and 7.30am for runners under age 12.

Where: Ululah Lagoon, Cheapside St, Maryborough.

What: Enjoy a social run and walk along a scenic background. Competetive 5 kilometre and 10 kilometre walks and runs.

Cost: $5 for adults and $2 for juniors. Visit fcrwc.org.au.



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