The 2012 Agnes Water Triathlon attracted a big, quality field with the swim leg contested in choppy conditions at Agnes' main beach.
The 2012 Agnes Water Triathlon attracted a big, quality field with the swim leg contested in choppy conditions at Agnes' main beach. Contributed

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.

1. Agnes Water Triathlon

THE Agnes Water Triathlon is back again for its 12th time.

The event is held over two days and is open to juniors and seniors, with great prizes up for grabs.

The juniors event will be run on Saturday from 2pm, with the seniors event on Sunday from 6.30am.

Entry for competitors costs $35 adults and $5 children.

The action will take place at Tom Jeffery Park and Main Beach.

Phone 0404 881 770 or visit www.agneswatertriathlon.com for more details.

Children enjoying the music and festivities at the Beach Arts Music festival at Tannum Sands.
Children enjoying the music and festivities at the Beach Arts Music festival at Tannum Sands. Luka Kauzlaric

2. Beach Arts Music at Tannum Sands

BEACH Arts Music is a free community event held on the first Saturday of every month from 2-7pm at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands.

The event features food stalls, live entertainment, arts and creation stalls and lots more, making this event an awesome family friendly outing. 

This weekend there will be more than 80 stalls to browse.

For more details phone 4973 7445 or visit www.beachartmusic.com.au.

STARS: April Dawson, Nathan Kell, Kyle Raftery, Candy Bowers and Olivia Porter are here to perform in the Circus Oz show at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre on Saturday night.
STARS: April Dawson, Nathan Kell, Kyle Raftery, Candy Bowers and Olivia Porter are here to perform in the Circus Oz show at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre on Saturday night.

3. Circus Oz is in town

CIRCUS Oz features animals that 100 per cent human, and promises a show like nothing you've ever seen.

Performed within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, the show will be a punchy, exciting and funny vaudeville-inspired for humans of all ages.

Audiences can expect a mix of stunt jumping acrobats, cutting-edge juggling, virtuosic unicycling, elegant trapeze flying, cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout and multi-skilled human physical exuberances, all accompanied by an original rocking eclectic live band.

The performance will be held at Gladstone Entertainment Centre on Saturday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets cost $49 adults, $45 concession and $23 children.

More details here.

 

 

4. Instameet shows Gladstone to the world

IN what organisers hope will become the world's biggest Instameet, keen snappers are being asked to simultaneously share thousands of images of Queensland visitor experiences using the #thisisqueensland tag.

Gladstone Instagrammers can capture their region's best tourism assets in this social media event, which is designed to showcase Queensland to the world, on Saturday.

Instameet spots have been organised at Agnes Water at 5am, 1770 foreshore at 5.15pm and Lady Elliot Island at 10am.

More details at www.queensland.com/instameet.

Rosie,Jemina, Nicole,Grant,Sam, Will and Nikki at Oktoberfest.
Rosie,Jemina, Nicole,Grant,Sam, Will and Nikki at Oktoberfest. Mike Richards GLA121013DARK

5. Oktoberfest and NRL grand final

BE a part of the Harvey Road Tavern's first Oktoberfest as the pub celebrates all things German.

Held on Saturday from 3pm, the event includes traditional beer and food as well as live entertainment.

Entry is free, and don't be scared to dress up in your favourite German attire.

Finish off your weekend by watching the NRL grand final on the big screen on Sunday at the Harvey Road Tavern.

6. Ubobo bush markets

IF you feel like a day in the country, head to the Ubobo Bush Markets from 8am-1pm.

Head down at 8am for a sausage sizzle breakfast with tea and coffee, then enjoy day of country fun until 1pm with children's clothing stalls, homemade jams, bric-a-brac, timber wares, jewellery, fresh produce, plants, herbs raffles, devonshire tea and much more.

The kids will be entertained with face painting and pony rides.

It's all happening at Railway Terrace, Ubobo, in the Boyne Valley. Phone 4974 1142 for more details.

7. Friends of the RSPCA cent sale

THE Friends of RSPCA Cent Sale will be held on Saturday. There will be more than 400 prizes up for grabs.

The cent sale will be held at the Gladstone Bowls Club, and there will be raffles and a cake walk with all proceeds going towards feeding, veterinary expenses and housing of the foster cats and dogs.

Doors open at 11am and event starts at 1pm. 

TONED UP: Cassie McCully in the Miss V8 Supercars competition.
TONED UP: Cassie McCully in the Miss V8 Supercars competition. Contributed

8. Miss V8 Supercars model Competition

ONE lucky woman will represent the Rocky Glen Hotel at the popular Miss V8 Supercar event at the Gold Coast.

The Rocky Glen Hotel will host the second of two modelling heats this Saturday evening, with the final held on October 11.

One model will be chosen to participate in Australia's No 1 Sports Model Competition, Miss V8 Supercars.

Models are judged by a panel of judges on swimwear and sportswear as well as their general stage presence.

The event kicks off at 8pm.

9. Gladstone Parkrun joins in Guinness World Record attempt

GLADSTONE Parkrun will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people to run a 5km course together, as part of a nationwide effort with 23 sister groups in Australia on Saturday.

The current world record was set in 2006 by 23 UK Parkrun groups that mustered 101,250 runners at simultaneous events across the United Kingdom.

Gladstone's Parkrun group has about 50 participants every week who meet in Lions Park, off the Dawson Hwy, every Saturday at 7am.

Runners are welcome to join in at their own pace.

More details are available at www.parkrun.com.au/gladstoneqld/.

MASTER MIXER: Nick Partridge creating at Lightbox Espresso and Wine Bar on Goondoon St.
MASTER MIXER: Nick Partridge creating at Lightbox Espresso and Wine Bar on Goondoon St. Luka Kauzlaric

10. Chill out at Sunday session

LIGHTBOX Espresso and Wine Bar is the hottest place to be in Gladstone at the moment and Sunday is where you can try it out.

Take your friends along to the bar in Goondoon St, next to the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre, for a cocktail this weekend.

The Sunday sessions are a chilled way of wrapping up a weekend while listening to some live acoustic music.

You can order some tapas and sit at one of the booths from 2pm onwards for a relaxed afternoon. 



Man abuses pregnant woman, threatens to burn home

Premium Content Man abuses pregnant woman, threatens to burn home

A man involved in a domestic disturbance threatened to burn a Centrelink security...

CQ towns in top list of long weekend ‘go-to’ destinations

Premium Content CQ towns in top list of long weekend ‘go-to’ destinations

Two CQ towns have had a substantial surge in interest as long weekend destinations...

Work begins on upgrading botanic gardens pathways

Premium Content Work begins on upgrading botanic gardens pathways

Here’s how the construction will impact your access to the gardens.