CLASSIC CHRISTMAS: Acclaimed cellist Louise KIng will be part of the Christmas Carols Concert at Eudlo.
CLASSIC CHRISTMAS: Acclaimed cellist Louise KIng will be part of the Christmas Carols Concert at Eudlo. CONTRIBUTED

Plan your week ahead with our 10 Things To Do list

1. Cent auction

Where: Millwell Community Centre, Cnr Evans St and Millwell Rd, Maroochydore

When: Tonight, Friday, December 2, 6pm for a 7pm start

Cost: $5 entry; children free

THE cent auction entry includes a free cuppa and $1 worth of auction tickets. A sausage sizzle will operate and drinks and snacks are available to buy. Prizes to win include fruit trays, food hampers, vouchers, jewellery, toiletries, make-up, books, DVD and toys. The major mega-prize draw is a gift voucher for a ride of a lifetime over the Sunshine Coast with Blue Tongue Helicopter Services, valued at $395. All proceeds go to support Mater Little Miracles.

2. Sundale Carols By Candlelight

Where: Sundale in Doolan St, Nambour

When: Friday December 2, from 4pm

TAKE along your picnic rug or chairs and have a fun-filled family night, with free entertainment for the kids from 5.30pm. A sausage sizzle, Santa and fireworks are part of the program.

3. Twilight Markets

Where: Bulcock Beach, Caloundra

When: Fridays, December 2 to January 20, 5-9pm

JOIN in the summer season of The Twilight Markets - a family-friendly market featuring more than 150 stalls including street food, gourmet sweets, handmade artisan crafts, fashion, jewellery, live music, street performers and much more. A special visitor will be dropping by on December 16 and 23, so be sure to bring the kids along and don't forget your camera.

4. The Curiosity Experiment

Where: Noosa Museum

When: December 2 and 4 with two shows a night at 7pm and 9pm

Cost: $30 per person

Info: Book on 5485 1080 or email

THE Curiosity Experiment - an interactive ghost story - is set to bring a supernatural experience to Noosa Museum for a limited season. This is a storytelling event with a dash of theatrical flair, old-fashioned radio-play elements and the participants' imagination. The audience spends the entire performance blindfolded, sitting around a table and listening to the ghost story, unable to see a thing unless they are game enough to peak beneath the blindfold. The Curiosity Experiment debuted in early 2016 at Brisbane's Anywhere Festival and was met withgreat success.

5. Festive Tree Lighting

Where: The Village Green, Main Street, Montville

When: Saturday, December 3, from 5pm

JOIN in the festivities as Montville lights up during the annual Festive Tree Lighting event. Take the whole family to this famil- friendly event, with a sausage sizzle and free activities for the kids including balloon art, face-painting and Christmas art activities. The All Stars Big Band will get everyone singing along from 5.30pm. Keep an eye out for a special visitor wearing his best red suit, loaded with free gifts for the children. Santa's Workshop, with timber hand-made gifts, will be open until 7.30pm.

6. Santa Paws

Where: Caloundra Garden and Pet Supplies

When: Saturday, December 3, 10am-2pm

Cost: Take your own photograph for $5 or have a professional photographer create a personalised Christmas card for $10 (bookings essential)

Info: Caloundra Garden and Pet Supplies on 5341 8001

THIS is a "selfie” event with a difference. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their pets along in their cutest or craziest pet outfits, for a photo with "the man in the red suit”. The event will raise funds for Queensland non-profit organisation Silver Lining Pet Rescue. Staff will provide free face painting and kids' activities. There will also be a vegan sausage sizzle, and a vet nurse on site to answer all your pet questions.

7. Christmas Crackers concert

Where: Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina

When:  Sunday, December 4, at 2pm

Cost:  $15 (includes afternoon tea). Children under 14 free

Bookings:  Phone Val on 5443 9547 

SUNSHINE Coast Concert Band presents the 2016 Christmas Crackers concert. A fabulous afternoon's entertainment by this 40-piece band will keep your feet tapping to your Christmas favourites, classical and swing numbers. Vocalists are Tanya McFadyen, Dave Stygal, Alan Winter and special guest and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson.

8. Lights On The Lake

Where: Crummunda Park, Wurtulla

When: Sunday, December 4, 4-8pm


THE festive community event Lights on the Lake will take place on the shore of Lake Currimundi. Get a group of friends together and bring your families, a picnic blanket and hamper to set up on the grass to watch the fun on stage, or on the bank of the lake to watch the water parade of decorated and lit kayaks and canoes from dusk. Start decorating your kayak or canoe now. You can register in advance or on the day before 5.30pm.

9. Christmas Carols Concert

Where: Eudlo Hall, Rosebed St

When: Friday December 9, 7-9pm

Cost: Donation entry

Info: reserve your ticket online at

EXPERIENCE a family-friendly variety concert with music performed by Cello Dreaming students, young emerging talented musicians, community groups and special guest artists including Australian singer songwriter Harii Bandhu, solo classical cellist Louise King and award-winning Brisbane-based folk cellist and singer Monique Bartkowiak.  Sing along with the audience carols with the Cello Dreaming Community Carols Orchestra, conducted by Louise King. 

10. Young Innovators' Day

Where: Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast

When: Saturday, December 10. Sessions at 10am-12.30pm and 11.30am-2pm

Cost: Free

Info: Spaces are limited. To confirm your place, visit: /

THIS expo is aimed at inspiring schoolchildren to become the next generation of technological innovators. Stockland and Code Club Australia are teaming up for the inaugural Young Innovators' Day. The free event will feature interactive activities and an immersive introduction to new technologies including robotics, virtual reality, coding workshops, gaming, Minecraft and an insight into the future of 3D printing. Hosted by Sunshine Coast tech entrepreneur Lili Scout, the expo is aimed at children aged eight to 15 and will include a special appearance by the friendly humanoid robot, Chip, which will be answering questions and posing for the almost obligatory selfies.

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