COOL DOWN: Splash Lagoon is also on at Pialba's Seafront Oval from Boxing Day until January 18 next year.
COOL DOWN: Splash Lagoon is also on at Pialba's Seafront Oval from Boxing Day until January 18 next year. Valerie Horton

Things to do this weekend

Saturday

PARKRUN

When: Today, from 7am.

Where: Lions Park, Charlton Esplanade, Urangan.

What: It is a 5km run, it is you against the clock. A Christmas box will be handed to the Harris family for Aedan's Crusade. Donations are welcome.

Cost: Free, but register at parkrun.com.au.

 

BEER MILE

When: Today, from 11am.

Where: Enzo's on the Beach, 51a Esplanade, Scarness.

What: Quench your thirst every 400 metres with a beer on a mile-long run. The beer is supplied. A five kilometre swim from the Urangan Pier to Enzo's on the Beach will also take place before at 9am, for those interested.

Cost: $10 to participate. Charity donations accepted.

 

BACKYARD ADVENTURES

When: Today and tomorrow, between 10am and 4pm.

Where: Maryborough City Hall, Kent St

What: You'll never look at your backyard the same again after experiencing Backyard Adventure's amazing interactive exhibits. The exhibit is open daily until January 31.

Cost: Adults $12, children 3-16yrs $10, concession/senior $10 family (two adults and up to two children) $34.

 

TORQUAY MARKETS

When: Saturday, from 8am until 1pm.

Where: Opposite the Torquay Post Office, Torquay.

What: This popular and busy market is located on a tranquil, paved area of the foreshore. There are plenty of stalls offering top quality and unique products.

Cost: Free.

 

GOODS WHEEL

When: Today and tomorrow, 7pm.

Where: The Stage, Scarness.

What: Enter to win a prize from the Hervey Bay Ambulance Committee Goods Wheel. It has become a local tradition after more than 50 years and is great fun for the whole family. Winning ticket holders get to choose their own prizes.

Cost: Tickets are 50 cents each, with 100 tickets sold per spin.

 

Sunday

NIKENBAH MARKETS

 

When: Sunday, 6am.

Where: Hervey Bay Animal Refuge, Nikenbah

What: Items for sale at these very popular markets include arts and crafts, fresh produce, trash and treasure, cakes, jams and much more. The Nikenbah Markets are held to raise much-needed funds to care for the animals at the Hervey Bay Animal Refuge.

Cost: Free.

 

STRONG MAN COMP

When: Tomorrow, from 9am.  Registrations open at 8.30am.

Where: Physique Fitness, 2/172 Boat Harbour Dr, Pialba.

What: Test your strength with a truck pull, log lift, dead lift, sand bag run, farmers walk and tyre flip. The competition is open to both men and women.

Cost: Entrance is $35 and spectators are free. Call Maurice on 0428 538 129 to enter.



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