Beautiful weather at Mooloolaba Beach: Elijah Sole,6, Danna Morrissey, and Isaac Sole,8. Photo: Patrick Woods / Sunshine Coast Daily
Beautiful weather at Mooloolaba Beach: Elijah Sole,6, Danna Morrissey, and Isaac Sole,8. Photo: Patrick Woods / Sunshine Coast Daily Patrick Woods

Pencil it in! Here's the top ten things to do this week...

1. Calamity Jane

When: Tonight and tomorrow night.

HEAD back in time to the Wild West when Noosa District State High School presents the popular comedy western Calamity Jane on stage at the school tonight and tomorrow night. The acting, dancing and musical talents of the show's characters, the eye-catching costuming, hair and make-up and stage backdrops and props make for a great night out. The audience is encouraged to come dressed in their best western gear tomorrow night to be part of the community fun.

Tickets are available through the NDSHS office on 5472 2222 and at the door.

2. Fruehlingsfest  

When: Tomorrow

IMMANUEL Lutheran College is hosting its 33rd annual Fruehlingsfest Spring Fair with fun for all the family. An auction of goods from 1.30-2.45pm, a tug of war heats from 12.15pm, obstacle course race heats from 10am, gala masquerade fashion parade (tickets $7) at 3pm and official opening at 11.45am are among the highlights. A visit to the German bakery also is a must.

Immanuel Lutheran College is in Wises Rd, Buderim. The fair runs from 10am-5pm.

3. Island Charity Swim

When: POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 23. (Was originally scheduled for tomorrow)

Please note this event has postponed until August 23 as organisers were concerned about rough wind conditions tomorrow.

OUR homegrown fundraiser, the Island Charity Swim, is preparing for another big day in the ocean tomorrow with its 100 registered swimmers. The swim began more than a decade ago as a dare between Daily journalist Bill Hoffman and personality Ashley

Robinson to fundraise for the Sunshine Coast's two special schools at Currimundi and Nambour. The pair raised money to fund equipment for the schools' children with disabilities. Swimmers plus boat crews will cover 11km of open ocean on the wrong side of the shark nets, leaving from Mudjimba Beach at dawn to swim around Old Woman Island and back to shore at Mooloolaba.

4. Broadway revue

When: This weekend

QUEENSLAND champion the Oriana Choir and the Oriana Youth Choir will present a concert event dedicated to Broadway songs this weekend. The program tomorrow at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm at Lake Kawana Community Centre features massive hits, surprise gems, favourites and world-changers. Tomorrow night's concert will be licensed and is cabaret style for tables of eight. Sunday's matinee is concert seating with refreshments at interval.

To book, contact Lake Kawana Community Centre at or phone 5413 1400. For inquiries, phone 0431 542 343, or visit for more information.

5. Billy Goes To War

When: This weekend

THIS is your final chance to catch Maleny Players' production of Billy Goes To War, to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War. It tells the story of Australia's involvement in the war from the point of view of a family whose two sons join up and go to fight - Billy and Tom Smith. The show is supported by the Maleny RSL and will raise money for Mates4Mates, which provides support to our wounded, injured or ill, current and ex-serving Defence Force personnel and their families.

Tickets are available from or the Maleny Visitor Centre and cost $20, or $10 for students. Performances are 2.30pm and 5.30pm tomorrow and 2.30pm on Sunday.

6. BATS' One-Act Plays

When: This weekend

THE Way Out is one of the three one-act plays to be presented this weekend. Also on the bill each night is Moving Out, written and directed by Coast playwright Judy Fredrikson. Popular actor and writer Bruce Olive's play Call Centre is the third offering.

Tickets for each performance, which includes coffee and cake, are available online at or by phoning 5445 2515. Evening performances today and tomorrow are at 8pm. Matinees are tomorrow and Sunday at 2pm. Ticket prices: adults $24, concession $22, members/uni students $20, school students $18, groups 10+ $21.

TAKE THE KIDS FISHING: The Caloundra Power Boat Club has a special day for the family.
TAKE THE KIDS FISHING: The Caloundra Power Boat Club has a special day for the family. CONTRIBUTED

7. Take a Kid Fishing Day

When: Sunday

PARENTS can help their children catch their first fish and win fishing gear on Sunday at the seventh annual Take A Kid Fishing Day. The day is supported by members of the Caloundra Power Boat Club Fishing Club and officers of the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol. Up for grabs are 50 prizes of fishing equipment. Registration is free and each child will receive a free sample bag with information on fishing and marine life, and gifts, and a sausage sizzle with a drink. The child must bring a rod, reel, tackle and bait.

The Caloundra Power Boat Club is at Woorim Park (off Churchill St) on The Esplanade, Golden Beach. The day runs from 8am to noon.

8. Adopt a dog

When: Sunday

MORE than 100 dogs will be available to choose from to join your clan at the Adopt a Day at Ballinger Sports Complex from 9.30am-3.30pm. Organiser Ocean Forest Farm will have dogs of all different sizes, ages and breeds on offer, looking for "forever homes" on the day. To ensure the dogs are going to a suitable home, interested residents will need to check they pre-qualify. Go online for a list of dogs from various animal shelters that will be available at Adopt a Day and make contact for their pre-qualification guidelines.

Taking part are: Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge, Red Collar Rescue Inc. in Biggenden, Friends of the Hound Greyhound Adoption Group, Working Breed Rehab, A Second Chance Animal Rescue, Peninsula Animal Aid, GSDs (German Shepherd Dogs) in Need Australia, Qld Staffy and Amstaff Rescue and Animal Angels Rescue Queensland. For further information about Adopt a Day, visit

9. Imaginarium open day

When: Sunday

THE University of the Sunshine Coast is transforming its annual open day this year into a community festival aimed at inspiring all Coast residents. Prospective students will be able to take campus tours, chat one-on-one with academics and gain advice about starting study.

Full details about the free festival are at

10.  Vanya Cullen winemaker dinner

When: Wednesday

VANYA Cullen, chief winemaker, managing director and daughter of the founders of Cullen Wines will host a dinner at Rumba Wine Bar in Noosa on Wednesday.

The event from 6pm costs $145 per person. Book on 54474235.

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