Things to do in Gladstone this weekend
LOOKING for something to do in the Gladstone region this weekend? Here's a rundown of some of the events and activities available.
Playtime in the Park
GAPDL Communities for Children is hosting Playtime in the Park with face painting, arts, story time, toddler gym, water play, books, bubbles, playdough and more.
Playtime in the Park is held in a different fun location, and everyone is invited to play and learn about children's services available in the Gladstone region.
Friday's event will celebrate Book Week and Seniors Week, so take along the grandparents and encourage kids to dress as their favourite book character.
Those attending should take morning tea, hat and water. The session will be held at the park in Herbertson St, Gladstone, from 10am to noon.
Action-packed night for youth
LIFESTYLE Church will host its next Flipside event at the Lifestyle Centre, 83 Sun Valley Rd, Kin Kora from 7-9pm.
The event will be themed "The Rat Race" and includes action-packed games and competitions for students in Year 7-12.
Entry is $3 at the door. Check out the Facebook page for more details.
Movie session for parents and kids
MUMS, dads and bubs are invited to come along to the Gladstone cinemas to attend a child-friendly event at 9.30am.
Ticket are $8 or $20 for Gold room. The lights will be left on and dimmed and the sound is lowered Visit the website for more information.
EVER Present is an exhibition of works by unknown 19th century photographers alongside famous images by recognised masters of the 20th century.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Sally Foster, assistant curator of international art at the Gallery of Modern Art will give comprehensive floor talk, followed by the official launch at 5.30pm.
Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs are required.
The exhibition will run for nine weeks at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, corner of Goondoon and Bramston Sts.
Phone 4976 6766 for more details.
Fundraising dinner for rescue service
THE Gladstone District Dirt Riders Club is hosting a fundraising dinner for the Capricorn Rescue Helicopter and Racesafe.
Held at the Grand Hotel from 6pm, there will be auctions, raffles, giveaways and lucky door prizes as well as food and drinks.
Tickets are $120.
Indie band plays Gladstone and Agnes
GOLD Coast band Kiara Jack and the Jills are bringing their indie, world contemporary sound to the Gladstone region this weekend.
The four-piece band led by Kiara Jack on vocals, piano, blues harp and the djembe will be playing at the Rocky Glen Hotel in Gladstone on Friday night and the Agnes Water Tavern on Saturday night, from 8pm.
The band has been together for about three years and has gathered a lot of momentum since releasing their latest album Shards of Glass.
Stardust Circus is in town
THE Stardust Circus kicks off its Gladstone performance at 7pm tonight, and is in town until Sunday, August 31.
Shows will be held on Saturday at 2pm and 6pm, and on Sunday at 11am and 2pm.
Stardust is Australia's largest animal circus. Performances are being held at the Gladstone Showground.
Tickets are available from $20-$40 and can be purchased at the gate, at Harbour Newsagency or online here.
Great Yarwun Valley Rally
JOIN in an afternoon of family fun, chasing clues and rallying around the local area to help raise funds for the Yarwun State School to modernise and update its library.
The event will start at CQ University on Bryan Jordan Drive at 1pm and will conclude at Yarwun State School with a family fun event.
Pizza, prizes, raffles, carnival games, barbecue and bar, rides, facepainting, glow sticks, market stalls, fruit ice cup and popcorn will all be available, along with a performance by local band Big Deal.
Tickets are $25 and are available from Gladstone Feedbarn, Yarwun Store or Yarwun State School.
Phone 4971 1111 for more details.
Music in the Park
TANNUM Blue is hosting a free community event, Music in the Park, featuring music from The Bucketlist.
Music in the Park will be held from 1pm to 4pm and food will be available to purchase.
Those attending should take their own picnic blankets or chairs, and head to the corner of Tannum Sands and Dahl Rds, Tannum Sands.
Phone 0401 753 581 for more details.
Discovery Coast Wedding and Formal Expo
THE Beach Break Bar is hosting the Discovery Coast's inaugural wedding event from 10am to 3pm.
Local wedding service providers and unique business will be showcasing their products and services in one of Australia's most beautiful wedding destinations - Agnes Water & 1770.
The venue is on Surf Club Avenue, Agnes Water. Phone 4974 9418 for more details.
Friends of Bindaree Markets
THE Friends of Bindaree Garage Sale is a popular market event at Boyne Island run monthly by Bindaree Lodge Aged Care Facility.
You can find lots of bargains on second hand clothing, manchester, books, footwear, toys, furniture and much more.
The markets run from 7am to noon at 1 Beacon Ave, Boyne Island.
20th annual Golding Showcase
GLADSTONE Regional Art Gallery and Museum is hosting the Golding Showcase, a Port Curtis Callide Valley youth art exhibition.
Works in all media by local high school students aged 15-18 will be on display for a month, with the official opening on Tuesday.
The gallery at the corner of Goondoon and Bramston Sts is open from 10am to 5pm.
Spend a morning with acoustic tunes
JHAM Bar Gladstone will host Acoustic JHAMS, a morning of music by local artists each Saturday from 9am-noon.
Sit and have a coffee and watch the world go by while enjoying music by Animal Throwdown, White Room and Rob (Country) Hopkins at JHAM Bar, 117 Toolooa St, Gladstone.
Disney princess movie festival
THE Disney princess movie festival continues at Gladstone Cinemas this weekend.
Princess fans can join Aurora, Pocahontas, Ariel, Snow White and Belle as they come to the big screen this month.
This weekend Snow White will screen on Saturday and Sunday.
Click here for more details.
Library Square Markets
HELD in the heart of Gladstone's Central Business District at Library Square, Gladstone residents and visitors can purchase fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts and much more.
When you're done at the markets, there are a number of restaurants and cafes in the area to tempt your tastebuds.
The markets run from 7am to noon.
Get fit with Parkrun
STOCKLAND Gladstone and Parkrun Australia faciliate a unique, community run program that provides free weekly timed 5km running events for people of all ages and abilities every Saturday morning from 7am - 8am at Lions Park.
Register online here before your first run.
Sunday Coffee Cruise
TAKE a cruise around the Gladstone harbour and surrounding island every Sunday and Wednesday on a a Curtis Ferry Services Coffee Cruise.
Enjoy a two-hour cruise with morning tea and commentary on the Gladstone region, while keeping an eye out for turtles, dolphins and dugongs.
Cruises are held 11am-1pm. Bookings are essential and can be made through the Gladstone Visitor Information Centre.
Passengers must collect their ticket from the Information Centre at 72 Bryan Jordan Drive) before departure, and ensure they arrive at Curtis Ferry Services Terminal by 10.45am.
If the Information Centre is closed, tickets and payments can be made from the departure point.
The Sunday Coffee Cruise will run until September 28.
Tickets cost $24 adults, $22 concession and $16 children aged 7-16.
Phone 4972 9000 for more details.
Digital art workshop
A DIGITAL art workshop suitable for beginners will be held at The Community Hub, 5 Buller St, Gladstone, from 10am to 2.30pm.
The workshop will focus on the creation of a series of digital landscapes using photos, found images and text.
Those attending will need to take their own laptop. Cost is $90. Phone Felicia Lloyd 0432 176 275 for more details or click here.
Variety concert for seniors
THE annual Variety Concert will be held at the New Apostolic Church, 161 Sun Valley Rd, Gladstone on Sunday.
The event is for the senior citizens of Gladstone. It will start at 1pm.
A gold coin donation is required and there will be raffles, door prizes and refreshments.
For more information phone Craig on 4975 6828.
Swimming club sign-on
A SIGN-ON day will be held for Wests Swimming Club from 9-11am at the John Dahl Pool, opposite the duck ponds.
New members are welcome and names will be taken for junior, intermediate and state squads.
For more information phone 0439 720 214, or visit Wests Gladstone Swimming Club Facebook page.
Discovery Coast Markets
THE Discovery Coast Markets are held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month, and every Sunday during school holidays, at the SES Grounds on Captain Cook Dr between Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.
Come and browse the arts and crafts, bric-a-brac and fresh produce available for purchase.
The markets are open from 8am until noon.
Sunday session at Yachties
GLADSTONE Yacht Club will have a Sunday session in Yachties Beer Garden with live music from 2pm.
There will be great drink specials and a great atmosphere to wind-down your weekend.
The Sunday session runs until 6pm.
- Yaralla Sports Club, bingo, 10am and 1pm
- Queens Hotel, dDance until late with Karina and Mak
- Gladstone Bowls, bingo, 10am; Wolves Soccer Club Bingo, 7.30pm
- Reef Hotel, 888 PL Poker registration, 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
- Diggers Arms Hotel, karaoke; Rock On live music at night
- Blackwater Mineworkers Club, Kalesti Butler from 7pm
- Rocky Glen Hotel, Kiara Jack and The Jills from 8pm
- Tannum Sands Hotel, Cleveland Blues from 8.15pm
- Grand Hotel, Chris Bax from 7pm
- Agnes Water Tavern, Neil Diamond Tribute Show from 7pm; free jukebox from 8pm
- Central Lane Hotel, Jason Ohara from 9pm
- Yaralla Sports Club, free poker, 7pm
- Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
- Club Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration from 1pm for 2pm start
- Rocky Glen Hotel, Cleveland Blues from 8pm
- Young Aussie Hotel, JD's Karaoke from 8pm
- Tannum Sands Hotel, The Mangs from 8.15pm
- The Reef, TJ Hollis from 9pm
- Agnes Water Tavern, Kiara Jack and Jills from 8pm
- Central Lane Hotel, Call to Grace Duo from 9pm
- Young Aussie Hotel, raffles, 11.30am
- Queens Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration 1pm for 2pm start
- Yaralla, bingo from 1pm
- Railway Hotel, Sunday session, 2pm
- Gladstone Bowls, Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
- Tannum Sands Hotel, Chris Bax from 1pm
- Rocky Glen Hotel, Ben Beasley from 3pm
- Central Lane Hotel, Stephen Miles from 1.30pm
- Postman Pat - The Movie: 9.30am, 1.05pm, 4.40pm
- Guardians of the Galaxy: 9.30am, 1.50pm, 4.15pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm (GR), 8.30pm
- The Hundred Foot Journey: 9.30am, 6.30pm
- These Final Hours: 2.55pm, 9.10pm, 11.20pm
- Lucy: 11.55am, 1.45pm (GR), 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm, 9.15pm
- And so it Goes: 9.30am (GR), 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 6.40pm
- Hercules: 11.55am, 4.30pm, 9.10pm
- Expendables 3: 9.30am, noon (3D), 3.30pm, 6pm, 8.45pm
- The Inbetweeners: 9.30am, 11.30am (GR), 11.45am, 2pm, 3.40pm, 4.15pm, 6pm, 6.45pm, 8.15pm, 9pm