What's on 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 on offer.
Pops orchestra plays
THE Queensland Pops Orchestra will perform at Gladstone Entertainment Centre as part of its 30th anniversary concert tour.
The Queensland Police Pipes and Drums will join with the orchestra to add an international Celtic flavour to the concert.
A highlight of the evening will be the inclusion of the music made famous by Glenn Miller and his band, as well as some great Australian music including The Man From Snowy River.
Tickets cost $65 adults and $59 concession, and can be purchased here.
The show starts at 7.30pm, and the box office will be open from 6.30pm.
Session for business owners
GLADSTONE Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a workshop titled Growing business in a changing economy.
Those attending will be able to discuss opportunities with other small businesses.
The workshop will be followed by an interactive panelled networking session with highly successful business mentors.
The workshop will be held at CQU, Leo Zussino Building from 9am-1pm, with networking lunch at Cafe Spinnaker from 1-2.30pm.
Cost is $55 for Gladstone Chamber of Commerce members and $77 for non-members.
Phone 4978 7800 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.
Monte Carlo Spectacular
THE Monte Carlo Spectacular Casino Night is set to be Gladstone's premier social event of the year, packed full of fun, entertainment and spectacles never seen before in Gladstone.
There will be an array of exciting entertainment including fireworks, international comedy magician Mike Tyler Magic, Gladstone Fire Gang, local band SWIM, a photo booth and much more.
Tickets include complimentary beer, wine and champagne for the first hour of the event and $1000 worth of funny money to to try your luck on the casino tables.
Food will be supplied by Rocksalt, and includes a cocktail style menu, made-to-order sushi and gourmet barbecue.
The event will be held at the Gladstone PCYC in Yarroon St from 6pm. Tickets cost $110 and are available here.
Beach Arts Music
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 BAM a great family friendly outing.
Those attending should take their own chairs, rugs and eskies. More details here.
Music and markets in the park
MUSIC and Markets will be held at Endeavour Park, 576 Captain Cook Dr, Seventeen Seventy from noon to 8pm.
The event will feature live music, lisenced bar, food and market stalls.
Those attending can enjoy a joy ride on the LARC! and paddle with the 1770 Dragonboats. Phone 4974 9422 for more details.
Motor neurone disease fundraiser
HELP raise awareness for motor neruone disease and raise funds at a lunch on Saturday.
Held at the Boyne Island Riverside Bistro at the golf club, a full buffet lunch, complimentary glass of champagne, multi-draw raffle, fashion parade and more will be on offer.
The event will begin at 11am. and Tickets are cost $30 and can be purchased at the Riverside Cafe.
Street cars fight it out
BENARABY Raceway is set to explode with round three of the APSA Pro Street Shootout.
Australia's toughest street car will fight it out. Classes include Outlaw 10.5, Prostreet Blown/Unblown, Mod Street Blown/Unblown, Outlaw Radial, True Street, Pro Street Bike, X275, Radial Outlaw, Dial Your Own and Exhibition.
Gates open at 9am, with qualifying from noon and racing from 5pm. Entry is $30, with kids under 12 admitted free.
More details here.
Cent sale at Mt Larcom
THE QCWA Mount Larcom branch will hold a cent sale in the hall at King George St.
Doors open at 1pm for a 2pm start. Admission is $2 and a cent sale ticket is $1.
There will be raffles, lucky door prizes and afternoon tea. Proceeds go towards hall maintenance.
For more information phone Alanah on 4975 1003 or Jean on 4972 2268.
Surf lifesaving sign-on session
TANNUM Sands Surf Lifesaving Club will host its annual sign-on day for the 2014/2015 season from 8.30-11am at the clubhouse on Millenium Esplanade.
Proficency swims will be held from 9am-noon at the Tannum Sands Swimming Pool, Waratah Crescent.
Online renewal/registration is available and is the preferred method.
Those registering online can head directly to the swimming pool for the proficiency swim.
Cost for singles is $90 and families are $270 (regardless of the number of children registering).
More details are available here.
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 until September 13.
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.
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.
Yaralla Cricket Club sign-on
YARALLA Cricket Club will host a sign-on session from 11am-1pm at the Yaralla Sports Club cricket nets at Barney Point.
Cost is free. There will be training for seniors every Sunday from 11am.
Phone Tracey Slatter 0409 619 543 for more details.
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 by Michelle Plozza from 2.30pm.
There will be great drink specials and a great atmosphere to wind-down your weekend.
The Sunday session runs until 6.30pm.
- Yaralla Sports Club, bingo, 10am and 1pm
- Queens Hotel, dance 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
- Agnes Water Tavern, Mason Rack from 8pm
- Rocky Glen Hotel, Swamp Rat Karaoke from 8pm
- Tannum Sands Hotel, DJ Twisted from 8.15pm
- Grand Hotel, Nathan Bedford from 7pm
- Central Lane Hotel, Call to Grace from 9pm
- Diceys, Smiles Music from 8pm
- 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
- Agnes Water Tavern, Immortal Rock from 8pm
- Rocky Glen Hotel, Kaleidoscope from 8pm
- Young Aus Hotel, JD's Karaoke from 8pm
- Tannum Sands Hotel, Kyle and Hermo from 8.15pm
- Reef Hotel, Adrian Brown from 9pm
- Grand Hotel, Nathan Bedford from 6pm
- Central Lane Hotel, Smiles Music from 9pm
- Young Aus Hotel, raffles, 11.30am
- Queens Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration 1pm for 2pm start
- Yaralla, bingo, 1pm
- Railway Hotel, Sunday session, 2pm
- Gladstone Bowls, Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
- Tannum Sands Hotel, Nathan Bedford from 1pm
- Rocky Glen Hotel, Fudge from 3pm
- Lightbox Espresso and Wine Bar, Tom Weber from 2pm
- Central Lane Hotel, Smiles Music from 1.30pm
- If I Stay: 12.10pm, 12.15pm, 4.15pm, 6.30pm, 8.45pm
- Postman Pat: The Movie: 9.30am
- The Inbetweeners 2: 9.30am, 11.35am, 11.40am (GR), 2.15pm, 6.30pm, 8.50pm
- The Hundred Foot Journey: 3.45pm
- Movie Mums: The Hundred Foot Journey: 9.40am
- Guardians of the Galaxy: 9.40am, 1.20pm, 4.10pm, 6.30pm, 8.10pm (GR), 8.30pm
- Lucy: 9.45am (GR), 11.25am, 1.20pm, 9pm
- And so it Goes: 9.30am
- Movie Mums: And so it Goes: 2.15pm
- Expendables 3: 1.40pm, 3.40pm, 6.30pm.