A PLETHORA of activities from the Bay to Bauple are happening across the Fraser Coast this weekend.

FRIDAY

Simply Friends

  • When: Every Friday lunch, noon.
  • Where: Boat Club, Urangan.
  • What: An over-55s social group for single people who enjoy dinners, camping, barbecues, games days, trivia night, dancing etc.
  • Cost: $18 per year. Phone Marg on 4125 3165 or Michael 0431 471 014

Marina Twilight Markets

  • When: Every Friday, 2.30-7.30pm.
  • Where: Hervey Bay Marina, Urangan.
  • What: Enjoy an evening stroll around the marina and browse the market stalls. Goodies on sale include scented products, clothing, jewellery and accessories, toys, arts and crafts. Phone 4125 2512.

Calendar Girls

  • When: Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm, Sunday 2pm.
  • Where: Z-PAC Theatre, Zephyr St, Scarness.
  • What: The comedy based on the true story from the film of the same name continues its run on the Z-PAC stage.
  • Cost: Adults $20, concession $17, group bookings of 10 or more $17.

Hairspray

  • When: Friday and Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 2pm.
  • Where: Brolga Theatre, Maryborough.
  • What: The Brolga Community Theatre group brings the highly successful Broadway production to the local stage.
  • Cost: Adults $34, concession $30, students $18, family (two adults, two kids) $85.

SATURDAY

Pier Park Family Markets

  • When: Saturday, 7am-2pm. (Every first and third Saturday).
  • Where: Pier Park, Urangan.

Book sale

  • When: Saturday, 8am-4pm; Sunday 9am-2pm.
  • Where: Hervey Bay Community Centre, corner Charles St and Torquay Rd.
  • What: The Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise is hosting a book sale of old library books to raise funds for the region's charities and the library. There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks on sale.

Scooter convoy

  • When: Saturday, 9.30am (register from 8.30am).
  • Where: Scarness Park.
  • What: Help break the scooter convoy world record held by Canada. The convoy will head to the All Abilities Playground, where there will be a sausage sizzle and live entertainment.

Walk For Daniel

  • When: Saturday, 9am.
  • Where: Seafront Oval.
  • What: In memory of Daniel Morcombe, the 3km walk starts at the Seafront Oval at 9am and goes to Enzo's at Scarness and back, followed by a family fun day until 5pm. Entry is a gold coin.

Zonta Spring Lunch

  • When: Saturday, 11.30am.
  • Where: Coast Restaurant.
  • What: Enjoy a three-course meal at one of Hervey Bay's best restaurants and support Zonta's projects helping women in our community.
  • Cost: $80. Phone 41242500 or 0408988904 to book.

RiverFest

  • When: Saturday and Sunday.
  • Where: River Heads.
  • What: A weekend of events celebrating all things nautical. Head to new.riverheads.org.au for a detailed program.

Bauple Nut Bash

  • When: Saturday, from 2pm until late.
  • Where: Bauple Recreation Ground, 315 Bauple Dr.
  • What: Join in the annual celebrations of Bauple's famous nut, with tug-of-war, old-fashioned games, a jumping castle, markets, entertainment and the nut-cracking competition. There will be food and drinks and a licensed bar.

SUNDAY

Koala Markets

  • When: Sunday, 6am-noon.
  • Where: Kruger Ct, Urangan.

Art Exhibition

  • When: Every day during September
  • Where: Hervey Bay Visitors Information Centre, 227 Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd
  • What: A display of acrylic and oil paintings featuring flora and fauna and local scenes by local award-winning artist, Janine Hunt.
  • Cost: Free entry. All paintings for sale at reasonable prices.

Art in the Bay

  • When: Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm
  • Where: Gallery 5, Sandy St, Urangan
  • What: Hervey Bay Art Society monthly exhibition provides residents and visitors with the opportunities to view experienced local artist in a range of mediums. This month is the Landscape Exhibition on display in a newly refurbished gallery.
  • Cost: Free


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