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Celebrate World Environment Day

Celebrate World Environment Day at events around the region. A family fun day, supported by Sunshine Coast Council, will be held at Coolum. Enjoy sounds from local musicians, choose from hands-on eco-art experiences and soak up ideas for sustainable living. There will be green art activities and you can take home free plants from BushCare Sunshine Coast. Meanwhile, a festival, organised by environment protection group Take Action for Pumicestone Passage, will be held at Pelican Waters. There will be plenty of music, food and fun as more than 20 community groups acknowledge the importance of the natural environment in the region.

When: Sunday, June 5, 10am to 4pm (Coolum) and 9am to 2pm (Pelican Waters).

Where: Coolum Civic Centre and Jack Morgan Park, 2-4 Park Street, Coolum Beach and Central Park, Spitfire Banks Drive, Pelican Waters.

Tickets: Free entry.

Sparrows of Kabul

Fred Smith and band will be presenting this extraordinary song cycle on Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan, culminating in the dramatic evacuation from Kabul in August 2021. Mr Smith was there at the beginning in Uruzgan Province and returned at the end, working from Kabul International Airport on the difficult evacuation.

When: Sunday, June 5, 2pm to 5pm.

Where: Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour.

Tickets: $23 adults, $20 concession, $10 child via Trybooking.

ABBA & The Bee Gees Tribute Show

Abba Re-Bjorn and The Ultimate Bee Gees have joined forces for a one-off ‘disco night’ in a showcase spectacular. Collating five decades of super hits from ABBA and the Bee Gees in one two-and-a-half-hour high-octane show, the ABBA and Bee Gees show has been hailed as the ultimate night of entertainment. This is an 18-plus event.

When: Saturday, June 11, 7pm.

Where: The Banana Bender Pub, 1 Downunder Drive, Palmview.

Tickets: $49 via The Banana Bender Pub.

Picture: AAP/Darren England.

Men Of League State of Origin Lunch

Men of League Foundation Sunshine Coast is holding its 12th annual State of Origin lunch at the Maroochy RSL. This year’s special guest speaker is legendary super coach Wayne Bennett, who has coached the Brisbane Broncos to six premierships and is now coach of the newly-formed Dolphins rugby league team, which will join the NRL IN 2023. The second guest is former NRL player Carl Webb, who is currently receiving support from the foundation since his diagnosis with motor neuron disease. Included with the ticket is a two-course lunch, drinks and great raffle prizes.

When: Friday, June 17, 11.30am to 3.30pm.

Where: Maroochy RSL, 105 Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore.

Tickets: $125. Phone Belinda on 3367 6080 or email qldevents@menofleague for tickets.

Picture: Shutterstock.

SingSpire Chorus Variety Concert

SingSpire Chorus’ mission is to inspire people with the joy of singing. You’re invited to this annual concert. The show includes a delicious afternoon tea and lucky door prizes. The concert is a charity fundraiser for The Shack, which is a group of committed volunteers who, for more than 17 years, has supported thousands of needy people in Nambour in drug rehab, accommodation, programs and meals.

When: Saturday, June 4, 2pm to 4pm.

Where: Nambour Christian College, 2 McKenzie Road, Woombye.

Tickets: $15 via Trybooking.

Picture: Shutterstock.

High Tea for the Hounds

Enjoy a lavish morning tea with refreshments, entertainment, special guests and fabulous raffle prizes, while raising funds for PTSD. PTSD Dogs Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that rescues dogs from pounds and shelters and trains them to become loyal and supportive assistant dogs for veterans and first responders with PTSD. There will be a lucky door prize courtesy of Fiona’s Fancies. A $500 gift certificate for a pet with family portrait donated by Zoo Studio Brisbane will be auctioned.

When: Friday, June 17, 10am to midday.

Where: Noosa Golf Club, Cooroy Noosa Road, Tewantin.

Tickets: $55 via Humanitix.

Picture: Shutterstock.

The Rolling Stones Experience

The Rolling Stones Experience is a rock ‘n’ roll band that recreates that Stones’ sound and the songs you know and love with absolute authenticity and professionalism. The band has more than 150 years of combined experience between them. They live and breathe it and they do it well; it’s what they’ve been doing all their adult lives. You’ll be jerked up out of your seat and dancing for hours.

When: Saturday, June 4, 7.30pm to 10pm.

Where: Caloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra.

Tickets: $35 via Trybooking.

Picture: Shutterstock.

Funk Soul Love On The Deck at Witta

This will be an evening of great food, great music and a little funk. Brad Wenham, Rob Longstaff, Max Sportelli and a few special guests will be playing their hearts out with amazing funk, soul and the best rhythm section at the On The Deck at Witta house concert. Get your dancing shoes on, it’s going to be a fun funky night. Limited numbers available.

When: Saturday, June 4, 5pm.

Where: 9 Middleton Road, Witta.

Tickets: $22 via Eventbrite.


Sunshine Coast 2022: The Future. People, Prosperity, Property with Bernard Salt AM, Mal Cayley, and Hot 91.1’s Jade Harrison

Some are saying this is the greatest turning point in history for the future of the Sunshine Coast. Some will thrive in this new future while many may struggle to survive. With specialist insights shared by leading minds in demographics and property analysis, the aim of this event is to expand the group of people who will thrive by harnessing the intel and explaining the opportunity that is available now.

Hear the predictions from Australia’s leading demographer Bernard Salt and property market intelligence specialist Mal Cayley as they discuss the future of the Sunshine Coast, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

When: Tuesday, June 7, 5pm.

Where: Maroochy RSL Events Centre, 105 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore.

Tickets: $96.04 via Eventbrite.


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