INTERACTIVE MAP: Your guide to Gladstone markets for 2016

In the Gladstone region there are plenty of weekend markets while Feast on East will offer mid-week events this year also.

PHOTOS: Meet the Bluecare Garage Sale volunteers, browsers

The monthly Blue Care garage sale, Feburary 12, 2016. Coming here gives me a sense of satasfaction as I know I am helping others. I have been volunteering for about 4 years. Ken Duncan Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

The garage sale will be held tomorrow too

Community farewell former principal Ray Johnston tomorrow

 FAREWELL: Tannum Sands State High School principal Ray Johnston.

There will be live music, a sausage sizzle and tributes shared

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 10 ideas.

The Gladstone Turf Club Valentines Day meet will be held tomorrow.

There's markets, racedays, yoga and more

GIG GUIDE: Live music, poker and karaoke in Gladstone

Orica's Fantastic Friday night spectacular - Accadacca, the AC/DC tribute band. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

There's plenty on at local pubs and clubs this weekend.

ACDC tribute band bound for Tannum Sands this weekend

Accadacca, the AC/DC tribute band.

RELIVE the AC/DC classics on Saturday night at Tannum Sands

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Gladstone Harbour Festival

The Fifty Fourth Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival will be held from Wednesday 23rd March - Sunday 27 March at the picturesque GPC Marina Parklands.

Self Esteem & You Workshop

Join AnglicareCQ for a one-morning workshop covering self esteem, confidence and wellbeing. Free but places are limited, so please book early!

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Assertiveness and You workshop

Need to be more assertive? Join AnglicareCQ for a free workshop on March 9 that'll help you stand up for yourself.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a 12 hour course teaching first aid skills for mental health crisis situations and the early stages of mental health conditions.

Mental Health First Aid is a 12 hour course teaching first aid skills for mental...

Anger Management workshop

If your anger is creating problems in your life, your relationships, or at work, AnglicareCQ's Anger Management workshop is for you.

If your anger is creating problems in your life, your relationships, or at work...

Marks of Fire

A Look Through the Brand at Life of the Land QLD 1870 to Now.
Paintings, photographs, mixed media, installations and poetry by local artist, Jan Ross-Manley.

A Look Through the Brand at Life of the Land QLD 1870 to Now. Paintings...

Saiki City Children's Art 2016

Presenting a series of artworks created by young children from Saiki City, Japan.

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Tips on how to respond to cyclone, storm warnings

GLADSTONE residents have been urged to have a plan for how they will repond to an alert for a severe cyclone or storm.

Top 10 spots to visit in the Gladstone region this summer

Aerial View of South End (bottom) and Facing Island. Gladstone. Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

Want to get out and cool down? Here's where to visit in summer

Five things you need to know before taking a lightning photo

Key tips from photographer Warren Lynam

Property: What $300,000 buys you

Here's what $300,000 would look like in different suburbs.

GIG GUIDE: Live music and events this week

Local musician Nathan Bedford will play at the Ryges CBD Restaurant and the Grand Hotel this weekend.

A list of where you can catch live music, bingo and poker this week.

Complete guide to 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Laurel Bank Park is in full bloom for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Comprehensive guide to the 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

GIG GUIDE: Live music and entertainment this week

Night Life at the Tannum Sands Hotel - Just Quietly. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Find out what's on at local pubs and clubs in this gig guide.

OPINION: Time to tell tourists the dangers of beach

THE actions of a group of surfers who saved three tourists who had been swept out of their depth at Nielson Park Beach are admirable.

Changes to the "backpacker economy" would hurt Gympie

Will Taunton - Bernet general manager from Visit Oz. Photo Renee Albrecht/Gympie Times

Taxation change ‘would hurt economy’.

Backpacker tax faces opposition from farming, tourism

WATERING CANE: Industrial size sprinklers irrigate a cane farm on Goodwood Road.

Petition launched in bid to drop plan for 32.5% tax on backpackers

New cafe with 'restaurant quality' class at Agnes Water

This shopfront will soon be the location of a new cafe at Agnes Water. Photo Contributed

Leisa Trickett is opening Discovery Cafe in March at Agnes Water

Sydney’s almost on top in keeping tourists entertained

Research from the first MasterCard Asia-Pacific Destination Index shows Australian cities claimed four of the top 20 destinations on this list.

Travelers to Sydney stay an average of 23.7 nights per visit

Work progressing to get the region international flights

Four planes pack the Whitsunday Coast Airport runway during a busy Saturday which saw six commercial flights land.

Dawson MP says work has begun identifying the airport infrastructure

Splashing out on $40m push to lure international tourists

NATURAL DRAWCARD: Paddleboarders enjoy the Pumicestone Passage. A new tourism campaign is focused on aquatic and coastal attractions.

New campaign showcases region's beaches and water activities

IN DEEP: Interest soaring in dive lessons

For the first time in years, learn-to-dive courses have increased

All Things Fishing: Check out these cracking catches

Here's your weekly dose of fishing pics snapped around the region

Introduced pest species of fish found at duck ponds

This Oscar was caught in the duck ponds on Glenlyon Rd yesterday. Photo Contributed

Up to ten Oscar fish were seen at the duck ponds

Beer & BS: Roothy tells how to keep an old truck running

John Rooth's old faithful Milo: It’s not that hard to keep an old truck flush in new parts

John Rooth lifts the lid on diesel power and Chooka’s latest hairdo.

12V tips: Five easy 4WD upgrades you can do at home

It’s a pretty safe bet there’s been more than a few divorces due to warm steaks, burnt fuses and wives tripping over tent pegs sticking out of the ground in the dark.

A few 12V upgrades can make 4WDing a whole lot more comfortable.

Camp cooking: Whip up a feast from whatever you've got

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

Sometimes I just make things up to suit whatever’s in the truck.