YIPPEEIO: Lex and Sid Long from Caboolture are ready to try lassoing Clara the cow at Farm Fantastic next month.
YIPPEEIO: Lex and Sid Long from Caboolture are ready to try lassoing Clara the cow at Farm Fantastic next month. Vicki Wood

Rain? Pfft! There's still plenty to do this weekend

CUPPA TIME

When: Today and Tuesday

JOIN local tea enthusiast Kate Maxwell as she introduces you to exciting and delicious tea flavours at the free Cuppa Time sessions at Sunshine Coast Council library branches. Learn what teas are

recommended to aid various symptoms including memory loss, sleeping difficulties, stress, digestion and many more. Enjoy a free taste-test of selected teas.

The event is at Maroochydore Library today from 10-11.30am and Caloundra Library on Tuesday from 10-11.30am. Book on the council's library website or call 1300 LIBRARY.

Corey Bussian, 4, at the 2012 Farm Fantastic. Photo: Darryn Smith
Corey Bussian, 4, at the 2012 Farm Fantastic. Photo: Darryn Smith Darryn Smith

FARM FANTASTIC

When: All weekend

ADVENTURE pursuits, sustainable living, farming and machinery, nutrition and yoga, a donkey show and rockabilly retro fashion.- the diverse nature of the Farm Fantastic Expo this year is amazing. This year's expo has 675 exhibitors, gourmet food pavilion, and full entertainment program.

The expo is at the Queensland Equestrian Centre and Caboolture Showgrounds from today until Sunday. Tickets at the gate or at http://www.farmfantasticexpo.com.au

FLINDERS FESTIVAL

When: Tomorrow

A SPECTACULAR fireworks display will cap off this year's Flinders Festival, which includes sideshow alley, rides, markets, entertainment and the International Food Festival. As part of the college's 25th year celebrations, Old Flinderians are invited to join the Flinders Big Band to perform from 3.30pm.

This year's Flinders Festival runs from noon until 7pm. Activities and entertainment will run on the main stage all afternoon and the oval will host the fireworks.

ART SHOW: Atrium Gallery artist Maureen Canavan.
ART SHOW: Atrium Gallery artist Maureen Canavan. CONTRIBUTED

ATRIUM GALLERY OPEN DAY

When: Tomorrow

MEET and greet the artists at the Atrium Gallery open day tomorrow. Featured artists are Maureen Canavan, who enjoys working in acrylics, pastels and graphite, and multi-talented Bruce Keats.

The Atrium in Buderim Craft Cottage (5 Main St) is open seven days from 10am-4pm. Visit the website at www.buderimcraft cottage.com.au/atrium-gallery or phone 5450 1714.

DREAMING BIG CONCERT

When: Tomorrow

THE Cello Ballade program features Louise King on cello with guest pianist Catherine Guinevere-Lynaugh in a hand-picked program of music from Louise's childhood.

The concert is from 7-8pm. Book online at http://www.cellodreaming.com.au/concerts or www.event brite.com.au and search for Cello Ballade or phone 0415 128 799. Tickets will be $35, $25 Eudlodians and concession, $15 student. Group tickets are available.

AN EVENING WITH RICK STEIN

When: Monday

ENGLISH celebrity chef Rick Stein will be at Nambour Civic Centre for an evening of wine and cheese on Monday at 6pm. Stein's passion for using good-quality local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his books and for his restaurant are legendary.

Tickets are $25 per person and bookings and prepayment are essential by visiting the council's library website or call 1300 LIBRARY.

SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE

When: Wednesday

THE Caloundra Regional Gallery is unveiling the 40 finalists in the annual Sunshine Coast Art Prize.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize official opening is on Wednesday at 6pm at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

CHARITY MOVIE SCREENING

When: Wednesday

LOCAL filmmakers Terrance Young and Ashlee Jensen are launching their film 500 Miles to Sunshine Coast residents and are generously donating 60% of proceeds to Sustainable Partnerships Australia's Young Women Initiative.

The charity screening will be held at 7pm at Birch Carroll and Coyle Maroochydore. Tickets cost $25 and can be bought through the 500 miles Facebook page.

PURPLE PALATE AUGUST SHIRAZ CLUB DINNER

When: Thursday

BOOK early for this evening of fine wine and food at Spicers Tamarind in Obi Lane South, Maleny. The featured winery is Shut The Gate Wines from the Clare Valley in South Australia.

The dinner is at 6pm for a 6.30pm sitdown. Cost is $80 plus $20 for bus transfer from Maleny. RSVP to

Andrew on 5492 2499 or email Maleny@purplepalate.com

Gympie Music Muster celebrates 33 years this year with a cracker of a line up
Gympie Music Muster celebrates 33 years this year with a cracker of a line up National Country Music Muster

GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER

When: From Thursday

NOW in its 33rd year, the Gympie Music Muster's list of performers includes award-winners Lee Kernaghan, John Williamson and Kasey Chambers. It's a who's who in country music as well as some of the best in folk, bluegrass and blues.

The Gympie Music Muster is at the Amamoor Creek State Forest. To buy tickets and for the full program, visit http://www.muster.com.au


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