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. The Great Event 

FOREST Springs at Kirkwood is hosting a fun day on Sunday to raise funds for the Gladstone Schools Chaplain Program.

The event will start with a trail run through the Tondoon Botanic Gardens, hosted by Gladstone Road Runners.

There will be a 2km course and a 7km course.

Registration opens at 8am with the run at 9am. Entry is $5 per person or $20 per family.

The event also will have a mountain bike trail ride, live music, laser tag, bubble soccer, face painting and a sausage sizzle.

There will be displays by Gladstone Old School Car how, emergency services, Gladstone Mountain Biking Club and HUB Fitness.

Those attending will be able to chat with representatives from Telstra NBN, Tenheggler Homes, Absolute Homes and Coastal Homes.

The fun will continue until 2pm at Forest Springs Drive, Forest Springs.

2. Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

THE Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will bring a night full of laughs to Gladstone on Saturday.

With a line-up of the best local and international comics and showcasing some of the funniest and freshest emerging talents, audience members will be left sore from belly laughs.

The line-up includes Dave Williams, Randy, Luke Heggie, Gearard McGeown, Becky Lucas and Tien Tran.

The show is recommended for mature audiences 15 years and older.

The fun will kick off at 8pm at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

Tickets cost $34.90 and can be purchased here.

3. Calliope Historical Village Markets

EXPLORE hand made arts and crafts, fresh vegetables and more at this weekend's Calliope Historical Village Markets.

Bring the kids along too for a trip on their famous miniature train ride.

With the Calliope river as a backdrop, it's a picturesque location for a market day.

Don't forget to visit the village's historic buildings like the Raglan Hall, Curtis House, Clyde Hotel, Barmundoo Homestead and the Larson Cottage.

The markets will be held on Sunday from 8am-1pm. Entry is $2.

4. Music in the Mountains

THE Ubobo Music in the Mountains at Harmony Farm event kicked off on Friday with live music by Jack Viljoen.

On Saturday there will be fun activities, music, a picnic lunch and more from 9.30am.

Dinner will be available for purchase.

Sunday will be an early start, with a 6am sunrise on the mountain with music followed by fun and games, horse riding and more throughout the day.

For more information visit boynevalley.org.au/events/music-in-the-mountains

5. Great Moscow Circus

THE Great Moscow Circus has arrived in Gladstone, with shows on throughout the weekend.

A new two-hour production feature a top line-up of new Russian and international performers.

The death-defying Globe of Death featuring six motorbike riders in a metal globe is a never-seen-before record in Australia, and has been brought over from Brazil for the tour.

The circus tent has been be set up at the Gladstone Showgrounds for two weeks until September 6.

Ticket prices range from $47-$64 for adults and $32-$44 for children. 

For the show schedule and tickets go to www.thegreatmoscowcircus.com.au or call 1300 MOSCOW.

6. Sunday session at Tannum Sands

THE Tannum Sands Hotel will host a Sunday session from 1pm with music by Smiles.

There also will be a giant slide for the kids to enjoy from 1.30pm.

7. Yoga in the City

A FREE yoga class is being held in the Lightbox courtyard from 6-7am on Saturday.

For more information email info@lightboxgladstone.co or phone 4972 2698.

8. Invitational Multicultural Games

THE Filipino-Australian Community Integration and the Gladstone Multicultural Association will host the Invitational Multicultural Games, featuring basketball and volleyball, on Sunday from 10am.

There will be teams from Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay and Emerald.

Venue is the Kev Broome Stadium, Side St, Gladstone. Entry is by gold coin donation.

9. Check out some art

The Blue Case: Technology showcases the works of six contemporary Australian artists and designers at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum.

The works focus on function, innovative design and construction.

They include Lionel Bawden's lateral pencil constructions to create a multifaceted brain; Matthew Harding's carved,
heart-shaped pill box; and Cinnamon Lee's playful palm light.

The gallery is open from 10am-5pm on Saturday.

10. Friends of RSPCA cent sale

THE Friends of RSPCA's next cent sale will be held at the Senior Citizens Centre on Saturday.

Doors will open at 11am for a 1pm start. All proceeds will go to the care of foster cats and dogs.

To reserve a table call 0418 188 812. 

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