What's on in Gladstone this weekend? Glad you asked...

What's on at Gladstone's pubs and clubs

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

FRIDAY:

Kids' Big Night Out

ON the second Friday of every month, children aged 2-12 years are invited to dinner and a fun night of movies, games and activities at Yaralla Sports Club.

Kids' Big Night Out is held from 6-9pm. Tickets are on sale from the concierge desk at the club. Book early to take advantage of discounts.

Cost is $10 per child or three children for $25 if pre-purchased, or $15 per child on the door.

This kids only event is fully supervised and includes dinner and drinks.

SATURDAY:

Gala night of the year

THE Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre's gala benefit night is on Saturday night.

The inaugural fundraising event is for our local marine conservation initiative, with prizes for the best ocean-inspired outfits.

The sea level will rise at the Quoin Island Retreat for an eclectic three-course floating buffet and all-night entertainment.

The cocktail event will feature lucky door prizes and a live auction, with prizes such as a holiday to the Sunshine Coast up for grabs.

Tickets are $150 per person, or $130 for bookings of 10 people. Bookings are essential. Call 4970 0123 or book online.

Night of laughs

ARJ Barker performs at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre on Saturday night from 8pm. Since his last Australian tour in 2011, Arj has been touring constantly, both solo and with his old pals, The Flight of The Conchords.

He returns to Australia with his brand new show, Go Time. According to Arj, Go Time is both "what audiences expect from me AND the last thing they expect from me, which if my calculations are correct, will make for a great show."

Tickets cost $44.90. Visit gec.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.

Oktoberfest

PRESENTED by Rotaract Club of Gladstone, Oktoberfest is the biggest event on the beer drinking calendar, with live music, local and German beers, food stalls and plenty of good times to be had by all.

Oktoberfest is the biggest annual fundraising event for Rotaract Gladstone, and this year is supporting Gladstone Exodus Tutorial Centre and Project We Care.

This is an 18+ event and identification will be required upon entry. Tickets cost $30.

The event will run from 3pm to 11pm at 9 Dawson Hwy, Gladstone. Full details here.

Central State School Carnivale

CENTRAL State School will host its annual twilight family event on Saturday, with rides, cakes, face painting, stalls galore, glow sticks, free entertainment, raffles and food. And what carnivale would be complete without show bags!

Entry to the Carnivale is by gold coin donation. It will run from 4pm to 8pm at 74 Auckland St, Gladstone.

Get fit with Parkrun

STOCKLAND Gladstone and Parkrun Australia have launched 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.

You can register online before your first run here.

Discovery Coast markets

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

Come and browse the arts and crafts, bric-a-brac and fresh produce available to purchase between 8am and noon.

SUNDAY:

Farmers markets

FARMERS Markets are held every Sunday at Cedar Galleries. The markets provide locally grown fresh produce, various market stalls, rides and jumping castles for the kids.

Come along for breakfast or coffee and cake at the cafe, and don't forget to say hi to the popular alpacas.

The markets run from 8am to noon at 49544 Bruce Hwy, Benaraby.

Junior motocross

THE Junior Cross Country is being held at Turkey Beach, giving young riders a chance to challenge themselves and have a ride with their mates in a safe and supervised environment. Registration is from 7am with the rider briefing at 8.30am.

Nomination forms are available from www.cctrc.org.au. For further information phone Mark Perry 0407 965 906. 

PUBS AND CLUBS

FRIDAY:

  • 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
  • Agnes Water Tavern, Andrew Noy, 8pm. Pyjama party theme night.

SATURDAY:

  • Yaralla Sports Club, free poker, 7pm
  • Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Grand Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration from 1.30pm for 2pm start
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, live music, 8.15pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern, Velocity, 8pm
  • The Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, Busby Marou, 8pm. Special guests Harry Hookey and Nat Dunn. Tickets available at tickets.oztix.com.au/.

SUNDAY:

  • Young Aus Hotel, raffles, 11.30am
  • Queens Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration 1.30pm
  • Yaralla bingo, 1pm
  • Railway Hotel, Sunday session, 2pm
  • Gladstone Bowls. Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm


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