What’s On Guide
Our What’s On Guide is a community service providing churches and not-for-profit community groups free publicity for upcoming events.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) notice: please refer to QLD Government’s ‘Roadmap to easing restrictions’ for all of the latest updates.
To submit an item:
- Click the TELL US WHAT’S ON button on this page and fill in the details.
- Ensure you have selected a date and time for your event.
Australian Air League Sunshine Coast
Australian Air League caters for boys and girls between 8-18years of age and has the potential for Adults as well to be Officers. If your child has an interest, hobby, or passion in Aviation don’t miss out on this affordable opportunity to join us and have fun whilst learning. The best part is we don’t just cover aviation but we also learn about Meteorology, Astronomy, First Aid, Team Building Exercises, and General Life Skills in a supportive and fun environment.
Important Details: Australian Air League Sunshine Coast runs every Sunday of the School Term between 2pm – 4pm At the Girls Guides Hall in Iluke Avenue, Kawana .
Free Breast Cancer Screening Maleny
The BreastScreen Queensland mobile service is providing free breast cancer screening at the Maleny Hospital from 21 April to 13 May 2021. Women aged 50 -74 are strongly encouraged to have a breast screen every two years. Women aged 40-49 and over 74 can also access this free service. Appointments take less than 30 minutes and referrals are not required. To make an appointment call 13 20 50 or visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au
Early detection saves lives.
Happy Club: Adult Play Research
Who wants to play more? Volunteers are needed for a research project called Happy Club which is investigating the effects of adult play on happiness and wellbeing. Happy Club is a free ten-week, facilitated play program for adults held on Thursdays commencing 22nd April.
If you are over 18 and are available for the morning sessions at 10am at USC Sippy Downs or the afternoon sessions from 5.30pm at the Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre then sign up to join the Happy Club. The games are designed to return the art of play to adults and so far the research has shown that it actually induces higher levels of personal happiness and contentment. Groups will consist of 5 – 15 people who are wanting to have good clean fun playing all sorts of games like “The Floor is Lava” through to board games like “Celebrity Head”, for 75 – 90 minutes for the sake of science.
To register your interest CLICK HERE
Kingdom Investors Sunshine Coast
Kingdom Investors is a unique marketplace ministry which intentionally teaches Christian men and women how to multiply their businesses to influence and change culture. This month KI are delighted to announce Dave Hodgson is hosting the upcoming KI Sunshine Coast combined chapters event on Thursday the 22nd April 2021 at Empower Church at 1 Development Court Caloundra. The LIVE event will begin at 6:30pm with networking opportunities. The message will begin at 7:00pm (at the same time the livestream will begin).
Dave Hodgson will be discussing the proposed social initiative being outworked in the Sunshine Coast this year. This involves uniting small to medium enterprises with one common vision, To eliminate unemployment on the Sunshine Coast. After significant research into this issue, KI has produced a White Paper which will guide our community and lead the way for the rest of Australia and world, to follow suit.
Unemployment is one of the biggest causes of social distress and human misery in society. Dave will describe the genuine strategy which KI has developed to solve the social and economic consequences of unemployment and fix the root cause.
Stories of Hope April
RESCHEDULED: Due to new Covid19 restrictions on public gatherings, the March Stories of Hope has been postponed until April. Even if you clicked the “RSVP” on the Facebook Event for March, you will need to rebook for April.
The next Stories of Hope will be held at the Sands Tavern on Tuesday the 27th of April starting at 7pm. Don’t miss this inspirational event as Jess shares about her journey out the other side of Anorexia. This disorder almost took her life at 15. Today Jess works in an industry helping children and teens at risk along with supporting their families.
Also in this month’s Stories of HOPE Australia, we will hear the miraculous story of how Tom Conwell came back from the dead.
Just like any other Friday Tom headed out for a surf. He suffered a massive heart attack and died in the water. There was also an Angel on the beach that day. Masako Gokita was one of the two people who pulled him out of the water and started CPR on the beach. Her life was also dramatically changed for good that day. Tom was dead for 8 minutes. Only 1% of people survive this kind of this event and Tom will join us at this month’s event at Sands Tavern to tell the story.
Pickleball For Beginners in Buderim
The sport of Pickleball is growing so fast here on the Coast that the Sunshine Coast Club has now added a third morning to the social calendar. Pickleball for beginners and social players will be held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at the Clippers Indoor Basketball Stadium in Elizabeth Daniels Way, Buderim from 9.00am until 11.00am.
Use the MEETUP App to reserve your spot.
Pickleball is a paddle sport you can learn in minutes and play for a lifetime. It is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis and is suitable for both young and old players and is very popular with people 50+. Competition takes a back seat to the social aspects of meeting people, making everyone feel welcome, and enjoying this unique game the way the game’s creators envisioned it, fun for everyone. Beginner Tutoring: never played Pickleball before? We are here to help!
You do not need to be a member of the club to come and play or to learn how to play but since numbers are limited you do need to book your place. Please register through Meetup or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports & Recreation
New Wave Kids Club Burnside
New Wave is a fortnightly Kids Club for Primary School-aged children filled with fun, games and finishing with a light meal. It happens each Friday fortnight of the school term at the Nambour Wesleyan Methodist Church, 165 Perwillowen Road, Burnside. Cost is just $2 per child or $5 per family.
The next get together will be on Friday the 30th of April and everyone is welcome.
For details email email@example.com or phone Rev Scott on 0427859235.
Red Ride Against Domestic Violence
Within our communities, we all have a responsibility to shine a light on abuse, violence and controlling behaviours. It’s important not to simply ignore or worse normalise it or find excuses like putting it down to stress.
What has been created is an opportunity for Moreton Bay and the wider community to stand up and say domestic violence is not welcome here. If you are experiencing domestic violence you are not alone and each one of us here is going to play our part to make sure our families feel safe.
On the first weekend in May we will see Moreton Bay’s scenic roads play host to thousands of bikes dressed in red to send an important message and raise much needed money. Join us on this scenic tour of the beautiful Moreton Bay Region to help combat Domestic Violence!
Tickets on sale now – CLICK HERE
Staggered Starting Times on Saturday the 1st of May from 8.00am from Caboolture Show Grounds, 140 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture. Come early and enjoy breakfast and coffee with your fellow riders. The ride will be followed by a concert at Woodford.
All Proceeds will be donated to Act for Kids and Variety the Children’s Charity.
Sunshine Sounds Festival
Get in quick to snap up your tickets to the inaugural Sunshine Sounds Festival in Eumundi over the weekend of the 1st & 2nd of May. Sunshine Sounds is an all-ages music festival, boasting a line-up featuring Kate Miller-Heidke, Busby Marou, Miiesha, Katie Noonan, Asha Jefferies, Sahara Beck and a host of amazing local (Sunshine Coast) artists including Andrea Kirwin and the Yama-Nui Social Club, The Dreggs, Band of Frequencies and more!
This all-ages music festival is all about inclusivity and all things community featuring 100% QLD artists, 50% First Nations, 50% Sunshine Coast, and 75% female artists! On the back of COVID, we’ve set out to create a festival that really brings people together. Coming together to connect over music is so important for the soul, for community spirit and connection. This is a COVID Safe event, and it is a condition of entry that guests maintain social distancing at all times.
To book your tickets CLICK HERE. Tickets Are Super Limited, So Music-Lovers Are Advised To Book Quick Smart.
Sunshine Sounds is a glass-free and plastic-free event, so please BYO bottle for complimentary water refills thanks to Unity Water.
Gates At 10am
11.00-11.15 Welcome to Country
11.30-12.10 Mark Moroney
12.30-1.10 Sarah King
1.30-2.10 Lydia Fairhall
2.30-3.10 Georgia Corowa
3.30-4.10 The Dreggs
5.30-6.10 Pink Matter
6.30-7.30 Kate Miller Heidke
7.45-8.35 Sahara Beck Band
8.50-9.50 Andrea Kirwin And the Yama Nui Social Club
Gates At 10am
11.00-11.15 Welcome to Country
11.30-12.10 Leanne Tennant
12.30-1.10 Deline Briscoe
1.30-2.10 Cello Dreaming
2.30-3.10 The Dawn Light
3.30-4.10 Asha Jefferies
4.30-5.10 Jack Carty – With Special Guest from The Feral Cats Of Tokyo – Oscar, Lochie, Zach, Dexter
5.30-6.10 Cigany Weaver
6.30-7.30 Katie Noonan Trio + The Feral Cats of Tokyo Band As Special Guests 3 Songs
7.45-8.45 Busby Marou
9.00-10.00 Band of Frequencies + Sunshine Sounds Festival Community Choir Feat. Layla, Jonah And Germaine
Colour Frenzy Sunshine Coast
Experience the perfect blend of exhilarating fun and tasteful colours at Colour Frenzy Sunshine Coast 2021! Come and walk, jog or run with countless others and experience the perfect blend of fun, excitement and an amazing collection of different colours. The fun run commences at 8:30am on Sunday 2nd of May 2021, at Lake Kawana, near the Sunshine Coast Stadium.
What’s more? We are bringing you amazing features like; our Colour Stations with extra colour, the highly loved Bubbles Station, A New Foam Machine, a brand new all-ages Obstacle Station, new T-shirts and merch, awesome new colour frenzy medals and this year well-behaved doggos are allowed to join in as well!
We will have new pre and post event entertainment with giveaways, music, face painting, a small select market place, food & drinks available, Doggos Allowed, Everyone gets a Finisher Medal and so much more! You can Walk, Jog, Run or even crawl. It’s completely self-paced and untimed. With our 1.25km track, you can also choose to do 1 lap or all 4 laps! It’s your choice!
Our goal is to raise money for Animal Rescues, they do an incredible job at finding forever homes for lots of dogs, cats and all types of animals. It is something very close to the Colour Frenzy Team’s Heart. We aim to raise $5000 for the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge and $100,000 Australia wide! Help us by coming along and getting Colourful!
Free Slow Swing Dance Lessons
A free 45 minute Swing Dance Lesson will be held on the first Monday night of each month in the lower hall of the Woombye School of Arts Hall starting at 7pm. (Arrive at 6:45pm and bring a partner as there will be no class rotation)
This free introductory lesson in Slow Swing, will provide the essentials of the style to prepare you to join our regular Monday night lessons. As a slower style, Swing is a perfect option for those who have never danced before, so come along and join the fun!
Our FREE lesson runs on the first Monday night of the month. Please book in as space is limited and it also helps us keep track for COVID 😉
To register CLICK HERE
Sports & Recreation
Little Women Live Radio Drama
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Bankfoot House as The Drama Merchant presents the Little Women Radio Play Drama on Friday the 7th of May starting at 11am. Don’t miss this exciting production of the famous novel by Louisa May Alcott. The Radio Play Hour is a retro audio adventure that transports audiences back to a time when radio was the heart of family life. This is a fun, interactive performance with audience participation.
Tickets start at $12.50
Cubing Sunshine Coast
UPDATE: April Cubing Night postponed till May.
The Sunshine Coast Cubing Club is up and running and had a very successful inaugural Rubiks Cube night in March with 21 participants enjoying a fun night of puzzles. The group will meet on the first Friday of each month at 104 Nambour-Mapleton Road, Nambour Queensland starting at 6.00pm.
The next Rubiks Cube night will be held on Friday the 7th of May. To register go to the Facebook Event Page.
It’s a fun evening where like-minded people of all ages can get together and explore all things cubing. It is here where we share ideas and insights into this marvelous and popular puzzle.
All are welcome.
Sports & Recreation
Symphony By The Sea
The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra are excited to finally be back together! They have not been able to perform as a full orchestra for all of 2020.
Symphony By The Sea is a concert of water-themed symphonic masterpieces by Handel, Mendelssohn, Strauss, Bizet, and Smetana, and will be performed on Saturday 8th May at 2pm at Coolum Civic Centre, 2-4 Park St, Coolum Beach.
Pieces include the well-known Blue Danube Waltz, The Pearl Fisher Duet, Handel’s Water Music, and Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides “Fingal’s Cave”.
Tickets are $25 and include a programme. Under 18s are free. To book your seats and purchase tickets CLICK HERE
Glasshouse Christian College Open Day
Everyone is welcome to GCC’s annual Open Day on Saturday the 15th of May starting at 10am. Take a campus tour and see the new Arts precinct, be entertained by Dance, Drama and Music performances, and enjoy the interactive displays. Children will enjoy the free train rides, jumping castle, and animal nursery and everyone will enjoy the food trucks and coffee vans.
Kenilworth Transport Service
If you need to travel to Nambour, Eumundi, Yandina, Maleny, or the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, why not use the Kenilworth Transport Service to help you out? Cost is $8 return for a 4-5 Hour trip with collection at the Information Centre, or your home if it’s on the way. Bookings to be made by 2pm the day before travel at the Information Centre, Kenilworth. Trip days are as follows: Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday. Out of Schedule trips possible with notice and driver availability. Times and drop off points are negotiable, and you’ll need to be registered before using the service.
To access the Kenilworth Community Transport Service you need to be a resident of Kenilworth, Belli Park, Cambroon, Conondale, Coolabine, Eerwah Vale, Gheerulla, Kidaman Creek or Obi Obi (or a guest of a registered resident).
Call 07 5446 0122 to book your trip.
Please have the following information handy when you call to make a booking:
- date of your trip
- your pick-up address (if not meeting at the Kenilworth Post Office)
- approximate time you will be ready to return.
Additional trips can be organised to meet the needs of the community by arrangement with the sub-committee, subject to driver availability and passenger demand. Please provide one week’s notice where possible.
All passengers (including children*) $8, one-way or return to Nambour, Eumundi, Yandina, Maleny,
All passengers (including children*) $25, one-way or return to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
*Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult.
The Kenilworth Community Transport Service is run by volunteers, under the leadership of a Sub-Committee of the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, who hold the Operator Accreditation for the service with the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Council supplies a fully insured 7-seater passenger vehicle and an allocation (of up to $2,000 to cover expenses) for the community to provide the service with volunteer drivers.
Grief & Loss Program Buderim
Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? You may benefit from the Grief and Loss Program. This eight-week, Blue Care program will be run at Buderim Uniting Church, on the corner of King St & Gloucester Rd, Buderim on Tuesday mornings at 10am beginning on the 25th of May. It aims to provide useful coping skills for the grief journey. The program is free and available to all who are struggling with their grief.
To register or for further information contact Aurilea 0439 768 394; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AJ’s Men’s Meet-Ups
AJ’s are weekly meet-ups around the world creating comfortable environments in pubs and cafes for men to make friends and talk life over a beer or coffee.
There are four gatherings held each week here on the Sunshine Coast including:-
9am every Tuesday at Nanna McGinn’s Cafe, Kenilworth
12 noon every Wednesday at Taps Pub Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba
6.30pm every Wednesday at Brightwater Tavern 5 Freshwater St, Mountain Creek
The Palmwoods meeting will be moving to Thursday mornings at a venue to be announced soon.
Collectorama Antique Fair
Collectorama is back! The mammoth fair featuring antiques, collectables, vintage memorabilia, art & hobby ceramics and more will be held from 7am till 2pm on Saturday the 29th of May at Nambour Showgrounds 80 Coronation Avenue, Nambour.
A treasure hunter’s dream, this event is sure to delight you with its treasure troves of antiques, vintage and retro items. You never know what you will find!
Admission is only $6 ea (cash) to our giant vintage gala fair! We have ATM’s, food vans, coffee and masses of very cool vintage. We bring you 150 traders to this gorgeous location, the gracious Nambour Showgrounds. Coronation Ave, Nambour. Parking’s free. You’ll find your treasures here!
We’re grateful to have our event on this beautiful site, it’s Gubbi Gubbi land, which was once a big camping ground.
This event supports Wilvo’s Wildlife Volunteers
SCARS Paws for a Cause Long Lunch
Join the crew from the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge for a wonderful, fine-dining experience featuring a delicious 3-course chef-prepared meal, featuring local produce and paired wines on Saturday the 29th of May from 12noon through till 4pm at Main Street Buderim in the Park.
The first Paws for a Cause Long Lunch in Maleny in 2019 was such a huge success that tickets are already 50% sold for this next event so get in quick to secure your seat at the table. As well as fabulous food, wines, and company, you’ll be joined by some of SCARS’ four-legged friends of the canine and feline variety. This year they are hoping to raise funds to rebuild the 42-year-old dog kennels!
SCARS was established in 1979 and helps the Sunshine Coast community to care for its cats and dogs and saves and rehomes over 1,000 animals a year.
Supernatural Freedom with Katherine Ruonala
Come along to Kingdom House 1 Main Creek Road Tanawha on Saturday the 29th of May to hear guest speaker, Katherine Ruonala from 6pm.
Katherine Ruonala has a prophetic and healing ministry and travels internationally as a conference speaker bringing a message of love and hope to the nations. Katherine carries a strong prophetic and miracle anointing with many being instantly healed in her meetings. Reaching across denominational walls, her ministry is also used to spread the fires of revival and ignite a fresh passion in the hearts of believers to go deeper in their relationship with God.
Booking essential and the doors open 5:30pm.
Old Phones for DV Victims
Your old mobile phone could Save a Life! Victims of domestic violence desperately need your old phone right now. Often when victims of domestic violence are considering escape, the perpetrator will confiscate their mobile phone or destroy it when they question who their partner has been talking to or texting. Likewise many who do move into safe houses, arrive with nothing but the shirt on their back.
DV Safe Phone has been established to receive, test, and GIVE your old phone to those who need it the most so they can have access to communication when they most desperately need it. You can take your old, working phone (and charger if you have it) to any King IT store in Queensland, or any Jeep Dealership in Australia, or post it to: DV Safe Phone, PO Box 1440 Mooloolaba QLD 4557. Don’t forget to clear it, delete all personal data, photos etc and set it to the factory reset.
Online Art Competition For People Living With Disability
If you’re living with a disability and would like to unleash your creative side then get drawing, painting or collaging for your chance to win some prizes as well as having your work displayed. All visual art mediums are welcome in this free, online art competition and virtual exhibition, utilising the theme “Behind the Mask”. Masks are typically used for protection. But they can also be used for disguise, performance or entertainment. You are invited to share the significance of masks in your life and to start a conversation around your fears and dreams.
The aim of the competition is to give a voice to people living with disabilities to express their fears and their dreams through art. The competition will have prizes to the value of $750 for the following categories;-
- Youth Award (under 16)
- Best Overall Award
- People’s Choice Award.
The competition closes midnight 31st May, 2021 with the winners announced 4th June, 2021
Sports & Recreation
Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show
The Show is a Go in 2021! The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show is a massive three-day event that has been running for over 100 years and will be held at Nambour Showgrounds from Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th of June.
With an aim to promote the iconic agricultural industries located in south-east Queensland, the Agricultural Show hosts a huge range of exhibitions and demonstrations as well as heaps of fun things for the kids.
It will look a little different this year and all vendor applications, competition registrations, and ticket sales will be conducted online through the website to be Covid safe.
Memory Walk & Jog
Walk, jog or run alongside Sunshine Coast’s breathtaking beaches at the 2021 Sunshine Coast Memory Walk & Jog. Join us for a morning of fun, fitness and fundraising onSunday the 13th of June starting from Kawana Surf Club in Buddina at 7am. Getting together is the best part! Families, friends, colleagues, organisations, and individuals all turn up, lace up and raise money for people living with dementia. What an incredible community!
Register as an individual or a group. Whether you are an exercise enthusiast or a couch connoisseur we have a distance for you! Choose to walk, jog or run our 2.5k, 5km or 9km timed run course.
7:00 am On-the-day registration
8:10 am Race welcome
8:20 am Group warm-up
8:45 am 9km runners start
8:50 am 5km walkers start
8:55 am 2.5km walkers start
10:30 am Prize presentation
11:00 am Race day finish
GPS: Worldview Bootcamp For Young Adults
If you or someone you love is about to go to University and you want to fireproof your Christian faith, then it’s worth the trip to NSW for this amazing course.
Acting like a GPS or “God Positioning System”, this week-long program will help young people navigate their way through the landscape of ideas and attractions that our post-Christian world promotes. This is the definitive Christian Worldview Bootcamp for young people aged 18-25, hosted by ACL. Get ready to take your faith into the real world. There are answers because there is truth. This one, extremely intense, week in July will help you navigate through the landscape of ideas and attractions that universities promote.
- Apply to attend by completing the application process HERE.
- As this is a selective program, your application will be assessed and you will then be notified of the outcome at least four weeks prior to the program commencing.
- Full payment for the program will only be required after your application has been accepted. (Current program cost is $800).
Program cost includes all accommodation, food, tuition and activities for the entire eight days.
Applications for our GPS Winter Program close COB Friday 18 June 2021. Please apply as soon as possible to secure your place, as numbers are limited.
Watchman School of Intercession
The Watchman School of Intersession consists of 3 levels – Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced. Each Level is self-contained and builds on the previous level. Participants in the School must attend all sessions of each level in order to progress through the School to completion.
An intermediate-level course of the school will be held over two full days at Kingdom House, 1 Main Creek Road Tanawha on Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of June and is open to anyone who has completed the foundation level course.
The Watchman School of Intercession is presented on DVD by Brian Pickering, the National Coordinator of the Australian Prayer Network. Facilitators for this event are the APN Field Directors for Queensland, Kenn and Yvonne Kilah,
Friday 18th June from 9am – 5pm and continues Saturday 19th June from 8:30am – 5pm.
Register early! To book your place CLICK HERE.
There is no registration fee to participate in a Watchmen School of Intercession, although a faith offering is taken at each School to assist in covering costs. Tea and coffee will be available to purchase onsite. A refrigerator will be available if you BYO lunch. Takeaway restaurants are within 5 minutes drive of the venue.
Artist Market & Fair
The Arts have always had a special relationship with the Church, and it has often commissioned the work of sculptors, painters, carpenters and many other artists throughout the years. HTK Church Bokarina holds an annual art event to encourage and recognise local artists.
This year, HTK Church is holding an Artist Market and Fair on Saturday, 26 June 2021 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at HTK Church, 11 Meridian Street, Bokarina. All artists are invited to display and sell their art pieces at the HTK Church Artist Market and Fair.
This fair invites local artists to display their work at market stalls, where the community can view and purchase works they have created. We are hoping to attract a range of artworks, including paintings, photography, sculptures, pottery, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry and many more.
This years Artist Market and Fair will include:
- jumping castle for the kids
- sausage sizzle
- tea and coffee
- other refreshments.
If you would like to display your art at a stall, size details of stalls can be viewed on the application form which can be downloaded by clicking here. Applications close 12 June 2021.
Coast Alive Church Has Moved
Due to Covid19, Coast Alive Church has relocated to the Waterfront Hotel David Low Way Diddillibah (formally we were meeting at Hinkler Parade).
Sunday Services are conducted every Sunday at 10:00am in the Waterfront Hotel Function Room.
Check our website for details coastalivechurch.com
Regional Disability Expo Sunshine Coast
This is an event not to be missed! For people with disabilities, family, carers and friends; plus community-minded people providing products and services, all in one central space. This is truly a unique event aimed at bringing the disability community together to celebrate life, age, empower, learn, share and experience the latest technologies. There will be ample exhibits and a variety of free workshops.
Topics at the expo include:
- health and fitness
- employment and education
- post-school options advocacy
- social activities and recreation
- transport and vehicles
- independent living services
- product assistance.
For more information visit the Regional Disability Expo Website
Researching and finding everything you need to support a family member with a disability can be difficult and time-consuming. Sharon Fulwood is a mother of three children, two of whom have different disabilities. At every step of her children’s development, she has needed to research disability aids and equipment, specialty products, specialist advice and appropriate support networks for her and her children. Experiencing frustrations and a disconnect in the sector motivated Sharon to do something to help others. She has made it her mission to make it easier for Sunshine Coast families, carers and people with disabilities to find the support, services and products to help them improve their quality of life. She wanted to create an event to connect businesses and networks within the disability sector together with these families and carers. This is how the Disability Expo Sunshine Coast idea was born and has now become a reality.