IT'S a week to celebrate the abilities of every individual - and Gladstone is marking DisABILITY Action Week with events for all.

Disability affects one-in-five Queenslanders, and local community groups offer an array of services to assist.

The annual DisABILITY Action Week is the biggest date on the calendar for the Gladstone Community Hub, and events co-ordinator Sue Beutel said it was getting bigger every year.

The centre hosted garden art weaving with tutor Kim Scrimshaw on Wednesday, and there were more colourful events planned for the rest of the week.

On Saturday the Hub will host a market and open day, with plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

The free event starts at 10am, and includes rides and face painting, a barbecue and a fashion parade.

There are plenty of prizes to win on the day, plus health, beauty, clothing, craft and book stalls, and the day finishes at 1pm.

For more information phone the Hub on 4979 4821.


  • Thursday: Garden Tea Party with the Edible Garden Group at Gladstone Community Hub, 5 Bueller St, from 9.30am, gold coin entry
  • Friday: Art and craft exhibition at the Hub from 9.30am, free
  • Saturday: Hub Markets and Open Day

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