What's on around the Gladstone region this weekend

Pubs and clubs, movies

LOOKING for something to do in the Gladstone region this weekend? Here's a rundown of some of the events and activities available from April 4 to 6, 2014.

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National Youth Week

NATIONAL Youth Week is about recognising just how valuable young people are to the Gladstone community through activities including the arts, culture and music.

National Youth Week activities have been staged in the Gladstone region over the past week, and finish on Sunday.

There will be a World Trivia Night at Gladstone PCYC from 6pm. Cost is $2 per person, with a maximum of six people per team. No bookings are required.

A Onesie Walk will be held from the Old Community Centre at Agnes Water to Tom Jefferies Memorial Park from 10.30am, followed by a barbecue from noon.

Swim clinics also are being held at Gladstone Aquatic Centre indoor pool as part of National Youth Week.

The clinics are hosted by Gladstone Gladiators and taught by coach Tom Fronek. 

Breaststroke will be featured today, with classes for children aged 9-12 years from 1.30-2.30pm, and for 13-24 years from 2.30-3.30pm. Cost is $30. Click here for more details.

Holiday workshop for creative kids

Creative Gladstone will host a holiday workshop. Bring along your imagination and create weird, mythical and strange creatures like dragons, unicorns and aliens, or invent your own species.

The classes run from 1-4pm and are open to kids 6-12 years. Cost is $25 per child. Bookings are required. Phone 4972 9022. More here

Kids' Big Night Out

YARALLA Sports Club invites all children aged 2-12 to a Kids Big Night Out. Parents can enjoy some 'me' time in the club while the kids have dinner and a fun night of movies, games and activities.

The kids-only event is fully supervised and tickets include dinner and drinks. Cost is $10 per child.

Blue Care Auxiliary garage sale

BLUE Care Auxiliary is hosting its monthly garage sale at 2 Margaret St on Friday and Saturday, kicking off at 7am on both days, and closing 3pm Friday and Saturday at noon.

Also, if you've left your spring cleaning a bit late, donations of good saleable items may be left at the centre at any time.

Or organise pick up for larger items by phoning the centre on 4979 4499 and leaving a message, or by phoning Ted on 4972 4757.


Zombie Quest and Roller Disco

A ZOMBIE walk will be held at part of National Youth Week, starting at Gladstone Library at 4.30pm and finishing at Memorial Park at 6pm. 

Dress as a zombie or vampire and enjoy challenging games along the way.

The walk will be followed by a Zombie Roller Disco at Gladstone PCYC from 6.30-9pm. Cost is $10.

Mega book sale

FRIENDS of Gladstone Library are running a book sale on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a wide selection of books, plus some magazines, dvds and talking books for sale.

Money raised goes towards buying resources for the library.

Work at Home Mum Expo

AN expo showcasing the business ventures of local mums with home-based businesses will be held at Calliope RSL Hall in Stirrat St from 2-4pm.

There will be a wide variety of stalls including popular party plan representatives, local crafts and sewing as well as home produce. More here.

Friends of Bindaree Markets

THE Friends of Bindaree Garage Sale is a popular market event at Boyne Island run monthly by Bindaree Lodge Aged Care Facility.

You can find lots of bargains on second hand clothing, manchester, books, footwear, toys, furniture and much more.

The markets run from 7am to noon at 1 Beacon Ave, Boyne Island.

Library Square Markets

HELD in the heart of Gladstone's Central Business District at Library Square, Gladstone residents and visitors can purchase fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts and much more.

When you're done at the markets, there are a number of restaurants and cafes in the area to tempt your tastebuds.

The markets run from 7am to noon.

Get fit with Parkrun

STOCKLAND Gladstone and Parkrun Australia faciliate a unique, community run program that provides free weekly timed 5km running events for people of all ages and abilities every Saturday morning from 7am - 8am at Lions Park.

Please register online here prior to your first run.


Harbour festival opening night

THE Gladstone Harbour Festival kicks off today with the street parade and opening night celebrations.

The street parade will begin at 4pm and go along Goondoon St to the marina.

Opening night celebrations will feature The Beatnix Show, among the longest running Beatles tribute show in the world. 

They'll be playing at the marina main stage, where the night's celebrations kick off at 6.30pm.

The night also will feature a fireworks display, and the Junior Queen Quest winners will be crowned.

Sri Lankans celebrate new year

GLADSTONE'S Sri Lankan community will celebrate their new year with at event at Gladstone Community Hub in Buller St.

A traditional breakfast with milk rice and sweets will be prepared, and those attending will be in traditional Sri Lankan dress.

There will be traditional games for adults and children including coconut shell racing, lime on the spoon racing and bun eating.

Everyone is welcome to take a plate of food and join in. The event will run from 10am-3pm. Phone 0413 486 214 for more details.

Big night of blues

SUGARCANE Collins will play at the Rocky Glen Hotel on the Dawson Hwy, Gladstone from 2pm.

His raw, soulful voice is one of the best in the business. The show is part of his East Coast Summer of 2014 tour

Canoe and camping trip

BOYNE Valley Adventure Club will host a canoe trip with three days of canoeing and camping at Cania Dam from today until Tuesday.

New members are welcome. For more information phone Blair Smith 4974 1121 or 0413 056 820 or Dennis Martin 4974 1267 or 0429 741 267. More details here.

Cedar Galleries Farmers Market

EVERY Sunday morning Cedar Galleries is a gathering place for families enjoying breakfast, shoppers with baskets gathering up a range of fresh produce and gourmet goodies, stallholders, kids jumping on the castle and alpacas happily handfeeding with visitors at the gate. 

You can even have your tarot or angel cards read.

The market stalls and café breakfast trade runs from 8am until midday every Sunday.

Discovery Coast Markets

THE Discovery Coast Markets are held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at the SES Grounds on Captain Cook Dr between Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.

Come and browse the arts and crafts, bric-a-brac and fresh produce available for purchase.

The markets are open from 8am until noon.

Yachties Sunday Sesh

HEAD to the Gladstone Yacht Club beer garden for an afternoon of bliss on Sunday.

With live music from 2pm, great drink specials and an amazing atmosphere, you can't go wrong with the Yachties Sunday Sesh.



  • Yaralla Sports Club, bingo, 10am and 1pm
  • Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Gladstone Bowls, bingo, 10am; Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
  • Club Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
  • Agnes Water Tavern, Beats Me from 8pm


  • Yaralla Sports Club, free poker, 7pm
  • Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Grand Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration from 1pm for 2pm start
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, live music, 8.15pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern, Brass Monkeys from 8pm
  • Diceys, Tom and Alex from 8pm
  • The Grand Hotel, Tim Anderson from 7pm


  • Young Aus Hotel, raffles, 11.30am
  • Queens Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration 1pm for 2pm start
  • Yaralla, bingo, 1pm
  • Railway Hotel, Sunday session, 2pm
  • Gladstone Bowls, Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern, Steve Jay from 2pm
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, Tom and Alex from 2pm



  • Divergent: 10am (GR), 10.40am, 1.25pm, 4.10pm, 6.15pm (GR), 7.30pm, 9pm
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 9.40am, 12.20pm, 12.45pm (GR), 3.45pm, 6.30pm, 8.40pm, 9pm (GR), 9.10pm
  • Noah: 1.20pm, 3.30pm (GR), 4pm, 6.40pm
  • The Lego Movie: 9.30am, 12.10pm, 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.40pm, 9.20pm (3D)
  • Ride Along: 2.40pm, 9.20pm
  • Muppets Most Wanted: 9.50am, 11.10am, 2.15pm, 5.10pm, 7.10pm
  • Mr Peabody and Sherman: 10.10am, 11.35am, 3pm, 7pm, (all 2D and 3D check session type)
  • Need for Speed: 12.10pm, 4.40pm 


  • Divergent: 10am (GR), 10.40am, 1.25pm, 4.10pm, 6.15pm (GR), 7.30pm, 9pm
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 9.40am, 12.20pm, 12.45pm (GR), 3.45pm, 6.30pm, 8.40pm, 9pm (GR), 9.10pm
  • Noah: 1.20pm, 4pm, 6.40pm
  • The Lego Movie: 9.30am, 12.10pm, 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.40pm, 9.20pm (3D)
  • Ride Along: 2.40pm, 9.20pm
  • Muppets Most Wanted: 9.50am, 11.10am, 2.15pm, 5.10pm, 7.10pm
  • Mr Peabody and Sherman: 10.10am, 11.35am, 3pm, 7pm, (all 2D and 3D check session type)
  • Need for Speed: 12.10pm, 4.40pm 

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