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. Beach Arts Music is back

BEACH Arts Music is back for 2015. The popular free community event will be held on Saturday from 2-7pm at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands.

BAM features more than 90 food stalls, live entertainment, arts and creation stalls, and lots more, making this event a great family-friendly outing.

Entertainment will be provided by Jack Viljoen (2-3pm), Chris Schoefield (3-5pm) and Big Deal (5-7pm).

2. Sign-on for HookUp

THE Boyne-Tannum HookUp - Australia's largest fishing competition - has its sign-up day this Saturday. 

This year's top prize is a 602 Haines Signature boat valued at over $90,000.

Get down to Bray Park, Boyne Island between 8am and noon, take a look at the prizes on offer and register for this year's event.

3. Gladstone PCYC Markets

THE Gladstone PCYC Markets are on Sunday the PCYC from 8am-noon.

There will be variety of stalls including fruit and veg, furniture, food including gluten free, herbal teas, clothing, soy candles and more.

4. Superhero party

HARVEY Road Tavern's Club 4 Kids is celebrating its third birthday on Sunday with a superhero party.

 Parents can book a table for lunch while their kids join in all the superhero fun.

Kids can go dressed as their favourite superhero. The party runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

5. Line dancing reunion

IT has been 20 years since line dancing kicked off in Gladstone, and to celebrate there will be a line dance reunion on Saturday from 7pm at the Yarwun Hall.

All line dancers are welcome join in. There will be plenty of old favourite dances.

Cost is $7 which includes supper.

For more information or to book phone Diane on 4973 6226 or email grasso4694@gmail.com

6. Baby boomers singles night

A SINGLES night for baby boomers will be held at Gladstone Yacht Club on Saturday from 6pm.

The gathering will be a comfortable, no pressure atmosphere, giving people a chance to meet new friends.

Look for the tables downstairs marked with BBS.

7. Women's Day brunch

THE Zonta Club of Gladstone will celebrate International Women's Day with a brunch at The Oaks on Sunday from 10am-noon.

Tickets are $38 and are available online through Sticky Tickets.

There will be three guest speakers sharing their various experiences of being a 21st century woman in Gladstone.

The event's catchphrase is 'Celebrate Gladstone women'.

There will be a major raffle and other prizes.

Email Diana Cameron at diana.cameron@bigpond.com for more details.

8. International Women's Day art competition

THE official opening of the Creative Gladstone International Women's Day Art Competition will be held on Sunday from 2pm.

There also will be the presentation of awards and a high tea.

The competition will feature artworks with the artists' interpretation of the theme Make it happen - reignite your joy.

Creative Gladstone is at 89 Goondoon St, Gladstone.

9. Speedway at the showgrounds

SPEEDWAY returns to the Gladstone Showgrounds on Saturday.

The event will feature solos, sidecars, super stockers, AMCA Nationals and juniors.

Gates open at 3pm, with racing from 6pm.

10. Mums, bubs and kids market day

A MUMS, Bubs and Kids Market Day will be held at Kev Broome Stadium on Sunday to raise funds for the under 12 boys Port City basketball rep team to travel to the state classic event in Townsville next month.

The market day will have stalls with second-hand nursery items, furniture, maternity wear, children's clothing, toys, books and games, as well as home-based businesses showing off their new items.

There will be a sausage sizzle, bacon and egg burgers, cake stall and an Easter raffle.

The event will run from 8am to noon on the outdoor basketball courts, opposite Gladstone PCYC.

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