NIKENBAH MARKETS: Wander around the stalls on Sunday to grab a fresh pastry or crafty bargain.
NIKENBAH MARKETS: Wander around the stalls on Sunday to grab a fresh pastry or crafty bargain. Alistair Brightman

Things to do on the Fraser Coast over the weekend

FRIDAY

TWILIGHT MARKETS

 When: Every Friday from 2.30 to 7.30pm.

 Where: Hervey Bay Marina, Buccaneer Dr, Urangan.

 What: Enjoy stalls selling crafts and children's wear. Clairvoyant hand readings also available.

 Cost: Free to browse.

 

CAR MEET AND GREET

When: Friday, 6pm.

Where: United Service Station, Eli Waters.

What: Go along and check out a display of local cars from hot rods to motorbikes and in between. Just go for a look or put your pride and joy on show.

Have a chat to like-minded people. Everyone is invited to join in a cruise down the Esplanade at the conclusion of the event.

There is a food van and refreshments available.

Cost: Free.

 

AQUATIC CENTRE INFLATABLE DAYS

When: Friday April 1 and April 4, 6 and 8, 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Where: Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre, Boundary Rd, Torquay.

What: Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre Inflatable Days will be back again these school holidays. Only $2 extra on top of your pool entry. Each child must conduct a swimming assessment before being allowed on the inflatables.

Cost: Normal entry is $5 adults, $3.70 children over three, $3.70 concession and $16.70 family.

 

LEGO PLAY

When: Friday until April 30, between 10am and 4pm.

Where: Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba.

What: Kids aged four and over can get busy with more than 30,000 pieces of Lego to make Canberra inspired buildings.

Cost: Free.

LEGO LAND: Get kids busy with Lego to build cities. Pictured is nine-year-old year old Harrison Mason, who loves Lego. File picture.
LEGO LAND: Get kids busy with Lego to build cities. Pictured is nine-year-old year old Harrison Mason, who loves Lego. File picture. Alistair Brightman

 

MASQUERADE COCKTAIL PARTY

When: Today, from 6.30pm.

Where: Hervey Bay Community Centre, 22 Charles St, Pialba.

What: Enjoy champagne on arrival and finger foods throughout the evening. The dress code is black, white and red attire with masks. All money is going to support the Comfort Kitchen, which is held at the community centre every Wednesday night.

Cost: $20 ticket.

 

SKATES AND PIZZA

 When: Friday, April 1 from 8am.

 Where: Rock Off Indoor Park, 184 Boat Harbour Drive, Pialba.

 What: Enjoy pizza and pancakes in between perfecting ramp moves in 12 hours of fun up until 8pm.

 Cost: $35 entry.

 

MAKE A TEDDY

 When: Friday and Saturday, 9.00am to 4pm.

 Where: Pialba Place Shopping Centre.

 What: Make your own stuffler teddy bear. There will also be all kinds of new friends including cats, dogs, dragons, monsters, jungle animals and more.

 Cost: $7 for the first 200 bears made.

DAY OF FUN: The kids can make their own teddy bears at Pialba Place Shopping Centre today and tomorrow. Pictured is Krystal and Aidan Harvey from Hervey Bay at the 2015 Teddy Bears’ Picnic. File picture.
DAY OF FUN: The kids can make their own teddy bears at Pialba Place Shopping Centre today and tomorrow. Pictured is Krystal and Aidan Harvey from Hervey Bay at the 2015 Teddy Bears’ Picnic. File picture. Brendan Bufi

SATURDAY

PARK RUN

 When: Saturday, 7am.

 Where: Take the kids for a breath of fresh air to Lions Park, The Esplanade in Urangan and Ululah Lagoon in Anzac Park, Cheapside St, Maryborough.

 What: It is a 5km run. It's you and your kids against the clock.

 Cost: Free.

 

HEALTH MARKETS

 When: Saturday, 8.30am to 12.30pm.

 Where: Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, 22 Charles Street, Pialba.

 What: Have your risk of diabetes assessed, blood pressure read and learn how to make six different types of breakfast. The kids can enjoy a jumping castle, martial arts presentations and other fun activities. Information stalls will be manned by dieticians, physiotherapists and other health professionals.

 Cost: Free entry.

 

PIER PARK MARKETS

 When: Saturday, 7am to 1pm.

 Where: Pier Park, Urangan.

 What: The former Pier Up-Markets are now the Pier Park Community Markets. They are open each Saturday in the same location.

 Cost: Free.

 

VIRTUOSO VIOLINIST

 When: Saturday, 2pm.

 Where: St Paul's Anglican Church, corner Lennox and Ellena Sts, Maryborough.

 What: Talented musician Attilla Sautov will wow an audience with solo music performed on his Stradivarius model violin from Cremona. Visit http://www.attillasautov.com.

 Cost: Tickets are $30 adult, concessions and students $25, children under 17 years are $10. Free for kids under 12 years.

 

ANZAC GALA DINNER

 When: Saturday, from 5.30pm. Ticket sales close Friday noon.

 Where: Hervey Bay RSL, 11 Torquay Rd, Pialba.

 What: Guests will enjoy speeches by former sporting great Wally Lewis and the national RSL president Rear Admiral Ken Doolan OA, RAN.

 Cost: Tickets are $95 and tables of 10 $900. Includes a three course dinner and drinks package.

GALA DINNER: Hear the national RSL president rear admiral Ken Doolan OA, RAN give a speech. His most senior positions include Maritime Commander Australia and operational commander of all Australian combatant forces deployed to the Gulf War.
GALA DINNER: Hear the national RSL president rear admiral Ken Doolan OA, RAN give a speech. His most senior positions include Maritime Commander Australia and operational commander of all Australian combatant forces deployed to the Gulf War. Contributed

 

SUNDAY

NIKENBAH MARKETS

When: Sunday, 6am.

Where: Hervey Bay Animal Refuge.

What: Items for sale at these popular markets include arts and crafts, fresh produce, trash and treasure, cakes, jams and much more.

Cost: Free entry.

 

SUNDAY AT SCARNESS

 When: Sunday, from 11am.

 Where: Scarness Park.

 What: Enjoy live music and a sausage sizzle, with stalls selling arts and crafts.

 Cost: Free entry.

 

UNPLUGGED SHOWCASE

 When: Sunday, 3pm.

 Where: Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, on the River Stage, 5 Walker St, Maryborough.

 What: Three heat winners from the Unplugged competition will perform their acoustic songs. Lawn games including chess and Connect 4 will keep the kids entertained.

 Cost: Free.



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