Ten things to do in Gladstone this weekend

IF you're looking for something to do in the Gladstone region this weekend, here are 10 suggestions to get you started.

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1. Botanic to Bridge fun run

THE 2015 Botanic to Bridge fun run will be held on Sunday, with a 3km and 8km course.

Participants can walk or run the course, with registration fees being donated to local charities.

Entry is $25 adults, $15 concession, $50 family and $10 student.

The 8km run starts at 7.30am in the Tondoon Botanic Gardens, with the 3km run at 9am from the Reg Tanna Memorial Park.

The runs finish at the Gladstone Marina.

2. Seniors Week activities

SENIORS Week kicks off on Saturday with a great range of activities for over 55s.

Happy Hour will be held at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre from Saturday to August 23, with seniors able to enjoy the indoor pool from 8am to 9am everyday.

A historical tour of the Agnes Water Museum will be held from 10.30am-12.30pm on Saturday, accompanied by a local historian.

Artist Janie Petersen will host a portraiture drawing workshop at the Boyne Tannum Community Centre from 10am-1pm on Saturday.

Seniors keen to try croquet can head along to the Gladstone Croquet Centre from 10am-1pm on Saturday.

The Rotary Seniors Week Dinner will be held at the Gladstone PCYC from 5pm on Saturday.

There are plenty more activities across the weekend. For the full program, click here.

3. Roaring 20s harbour cruise

A ROARING 20s harbour cruise will be held on Saturday night to raise funds for Damon Muller, who has a rare autoimmune disease.

The dress code is Roaring 20s. Finger food is included in the price of the ticket and drinks can be purchased from the bar.

Tickets cost $60 and must be purchased beforehand. The cruise will depart from Gladstone Yacht Club at 6.30pm and return at 11pm.

For tickets visit www.gladecc.com.au.

4. Social photo shoot

GLADSTONE Social Photographic Club will host a photo shoot and scavenger hunt on Saturday morning.

Anyone interested can join the group to go exploring with their camera and have a coffee.

The session will start at the Gladstone Marina visitor centre at 9am and finish with coffee at Gladstone Yacht Club.

5. Indigenous art exhibition opens

SALTWATER Country, an exhibition of indigenous art, opens at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday.

The exhibition features more than 50 works by 16 of Queensland's most acclaimed indigenous artists, including evocative images of Queensland's coast, sand and sea, examining its cultural importance and connection to country.

The regional gallery, on the corner of Goondoon and Bramston Sts, Gladstone, is open 10am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday.

Admission is free.

6. Kmart markets

THE Rotary Club of Gladstone Midday Markets are held on the third Sunday of each month in the Kmart car park on Phillip St, Gladstone.

There is a wide range of goods on offer including food, coffee, cakes, jewellery, hand-made soaps, plants, toys, clothes and bric-a-brac.

There also is entertainment from local artists. The markets run from 7.30am to 12.30pm.

7. Miriam Vale markets

THE Miriam Vale Lions Club will host the Miriam Vale Markets from 6am to noon on Saturday.

Stroll through the park to view a variety of stalls, and tempt your taste buds with a variety of burgers.

The markets are held at  Lions Park in Blomfield St. Entry is $1.

8. Lantern workshop

GLADSTONE Region youth have been invited to participate in a lanterns art workshop on Saturday and Sunday, held in conjunction with the council's Year of Light youth art competition.

The workshop will be facilitated by artist Dan McClure, who will teach youth sculpting paper techniques to produce three-dimensional work.

It will be held from 10am-3pm at Crow Street Creative, 8 Crow St, Gladstone.

Cost is $50 per person. To book, email exhibitions.cgri@gmail.com.

9. Mega auction

AMBROSE State School will host its biennial auction on Saturday.

Gates open at 7am and bidding starts at 10am. 

There are more than 700 lots up for grabs including machinery, tools, antiques, household goods, baby items, building equipment and collectables.

There also will be kids' rides, stalls, cakes, barbecue and bar, and a kids' corner.

A gold coin donation at the gate would be appreciated.

Ten percent of sales will help fund a new undercover area at the school.

Click here for a Facebook page with the full list of auction items.

10. Live music at Tannum Sands

THE Tannum Sands Hotel will have a Sunday Session with Aaron Hamilton from 1pm.

There's also a giant slide for the kids set up every Sunday from 1.30pm.

The hotel is at 34 Pacific Ave, Tannum Sands.



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