BLUES TIME: The Agnes Blues Roots and Rock Festival is held today and tomorrow.
BLUES TIME: The Agnes Blues Roots and Rock Festival is held today and tomorrow. Christopher Chan GLA230213BLUE

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. Agnes Water Blues Roots and Rock Festival

The Agnes Water Blues Roots and Rock Festival will bring live music to the 1770 SES Grounds today and tomorrow.

Tickets can be purchased at the gates.

For more information click here.

2. Adventure Club meet

THE Boyne Valley Adventure Club will meet for a nature walk and canoe from the Boyne Valley Canoe Club at 3pm on Saturday for more phone Dennis on 0429 741 267.

3. Long Road Fundraiser

THE Pyjama Angels will host their annual fundraiser, the Long Road, tomorrow on Sunday at Spinnaker Park at 7am.

The organisation assists local foster children.

For more information click here.

4. Old cars display

GLADSTONE Valley car park will be filled with old-style cars at the bottom end of Goondoon St at 5pm today.

There will be a special visit from Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny.

Heaps of hampers and trophies to be won so if you have an old school car, bring it to the car park.

The event is a fundraiser for Hudson Chirio, a two-year-old who had a perinatal stroke.

5. Easter cent sale
THE Easter bunny will visit early this year at the Friends of RSPCA cent sale today.

More than 400 prizes will be won and doors open at 11am for a 1pm start.

There will be cake walks, raffles and kids draws.

All proceeds go towards food and vet treatments for more than 100 animals in care. For more information, phone 0418 188 812.

6. Cyclone Marcia fundraiser
THERE will be live music, sausage sizzle, raffles and more at the Mount Larcom Hall tonight to raise money for the local victims of Cyclone Marcia.

]Featuring the band The Sundowners, the event will showcase country, rock and blues style music.

For more information, phone Carole on 4975 6583.

7. Bush markets
THE Ubobo Bush Markets will be held today Saturday March 28 at the Ubobo Memorial Hall Grounds.

At 8am there will be a sausage sizzle breakfast with tea and coffee. The markets will have raffles, face painting, balloon twisting, music and stalls.

Following the bush markets, there will be music and a barbecue at the Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre from 6pm. All proceeds will go towards Boyne Valley locals Kev and Tanya.

The evening will also provide locals a chance to thank Liz and John Cunningham for their contribution and support of the community.

8. Poker day
HOW'S your poker face?

Test it out at the Queens Hotel tomorrow. on Sunday. Register at 1pm for a 2pm start of 888 PL Poker.

9. Harmonica and guitar lessons
IF you've always dreamed of learning how to play the harmonica or work on your guitar skills, don't miss the free workshops at Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival.

Multi-award winning performer Jamie Symons from the Devil's Kiosk will be teaching the harmonica workshop on Saturday morning from 8.30am followed by a Slide Guitar workshop run by Adam Hole on Sunday morning.

Both sessions are free to ticket holders but spaces are limited and participants must be 14 years old.

10. Crafts day
IF YOU love arts and crafts, Calliope is the place to be tomorrow. on Sunday.

Pick up a bargain at the Calliope RSL Hall Markets. The markets will showcase some of the region's best handmade crafts on offer.

Head to the RSL between 2- 4pm.

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