Another long weekend!! How lucky are we to have an extra day to enjoy this great sunshine! It’s a busy weekend of events on the coast offering something for everyone! Whether you’re into motorbikes, crafts or the Wiggles…you’ll be happy getting out and about this weekend! Don’t forget next Sunday is Mother’s Day so make sure you have dropped the hints for your kids to plan something special to spoil you! (Don't forget your own mum too!) We’ll also have some ideas on ways to celebrate in next weeks What’s on. Have fun!
Emmanuel College presents The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe
Thursday 30 April to Saturday 2 May – 7pm nightly – Gold Coast Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise.
This new musical adaptation for upper juniors and lower seniors beautifully captures the mood and drama of the novel Narnia and its supernatural setting, affirming the positive values of Christian ethic, redemption through love. Tickets Adult $26, Family $18.50, Child & Senior $16. Check the Arts Centre website for more information.
The Wiggles Go Bananas!
Friday 1 May at 4pm and Saturday 2 May 10am and 1pm – Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach.
Catch the Wiggles latest tour featuring their most infectious songs to date including a duet with Kylie Minogue. They jump into the heart of the groovy animal kingdom with songs such as 'Monkey Man', 'Kangaroo Jumping', 'Tasmanian Devil' and 'Tiger Man'. Tickets are still available at Ticketek for $25 - $30.
KAFE (Kingscliff Arts Food and Entertainment) Fiesta
Friday 1 May to Sunday 3 May – Marine Parade, Kingscliff
This Fiesta will bring Kingscliff to life with artists in the street, a Carnivale themed parade, workshops for adults and youth. There’ll be a Carnivale themed street parade on Saturday evening beginning at 5pm, local café’s and restaurants will join in the celebration with the ‘Walk Of Art” Friday night with artist exhibitions in over 12 venues, providing live entertainment and KAFE Fiesta menu’s. FREE.
Friday 1 May – Across Australia
Starlight Day is a fundraiser for the Starlight Children’s Foundation which brings love laughter and support to seriously ill children and their families. There are many Starlight programs which help bring smiles to the faces of kids that are in hospital. So when you see the Starlight Volunteers selling merchandise and collecting donations, why not contribute to this fantastic cause. For more information contact 1300 727 827.
Mothers Day Craft Extravaganza
Starts Friday 1 May to Monday 4 May from 10am to 4pm daily - Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Main Street, North Tamborine.
This craft show features all hand made crafts by 50 local South East Queensland craft persons. There is a wide range to choose from so why not find something special for your mother or of course you could treat yourself! The Craft Show supports the Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade and other charities and a gold coin donation is appreciated. Contact 5545 2822 for more information.
Family Surfing Adventure
Every Saturday from 8am to 9am – Surfers Paradise Beach, Cnr of Hanlon St and The Esplanade.
The whole family can experience the thrill of riding waves! Get the whole family out for a lesson on surfing. Costs $10 for under 13 yrs and $15 for over 14 yrs. Bookings essential contact Cheyne Horan School of Surf on 1800 227 873.
Skateboard and Mini Competitions
Saturday 2 May from 10am to 12noon – Arthur Earle Park, Nerang Connection Road, Nerang
Learn new tricks from the pro’s – a fun session for all ability levels followed by a competition with great prizes! No bookings required, call Mark Brimson on 0419 772 060.
2009 Carlton Draught Prime Ministers Cup Raceday
Saturday 2 May from 10am to 5pm - Gold Coast Turf Club Racecourse Drive, Bundall
Put on your best racing frocks and head down to our local race club for a day of fun. You may even try your luck with a punt (or two!) $15 gate entry fee. Phone 5591 2556 for more information or visit the Turf Club website.
Showcase on the Beach Ladies Markets
Saturday 2 May to Sunday 10 May from 10am to 3pm, Marine Parade, Coolangatta
Celebrate Mother’s Day with the launch of these ladies markets featuring high street brands in a boutique atmosphere. See designer labels, gifts and homewares. There will also be free entertainment by the Sand Wizzard (kids can make mother’s day cards), psychic readings, massage, nutritionist and more. Phone 5589 6875 for more information. (This event will run daily until Mother’s Day Sunday 10 May)
Girls go Surfing!
Sunday 3 May from 8am to 9am - Surfers Paradise Beach, Cnr of Hanlon St and The Esplanade.
Let’s go girls! For all of you who haven’t felt confident to give it a go…this session is for you. Friendly instructors in this all girls learn to surf program. Whether you’re a first timer or just brushing up on your tricks this one if bound to be fun for the girls! Bookings essential - Call to find out about costs and availability Cheyne Horan School of Surf on 1800 227 873
Gold Coast Titans Home Game
Saturday 2 May at 3pm – Skilled Park, Robina
See the Titans take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Tickets are still available from Ticketek.
The Rotary Club of Mermaid Beach Annual Art Show
Saturday 2 May to Monday 4 May from 9am to 4:30pm (closes at 4pm on Monday) - Robina Community Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina
View over 320 pieces of original artwork by 132 local artists, something for everyone’s tastes. Admission is a $2 donation in support of the Heart Foundation & Qld Cancer Council. Raffles and prizes to be won!
Paradise Point Uniting Church Gigantic Garage Sale
Saturday, 2 May from 6am to 12pm - Paradise Point Uniting Church, 126 Paradise pde
Paradise Point Uniting Church is having a Gigantic Garage Sale and Sausage Sizzle in the church grounds. You will find books, jewellery, clothes, plants, crafts and more at super cheap prices. Also baked goods, local honey and activities for the kids. Phone 5577 4834 for more information.
Mike Hatcher Junior Motorcycle Club - Club Day
Sunday 3 May from 9am – Captain Cook Drive, Labrador
If your kids love riding or racing dirt bikes (or just watching) take them along to this family friendly club and check it out. There are riders from four years old to grey beards! Free entry and canteen facilities on site. Call Phil for more information on 0431 158 695 or check out the website.
2009 Labour Day Parade
Sunday 3 May from 9am to 9:30am followed by a family picnic from 9:30am to 12pm – Pratten Park , Broadbeach
The Queensland Council of Unions hopes you will join them to celebrate Labour Day on the Gold Coast. Watch the parade from Old Burleigh Road or join in the family picnic where food and drinks will be for sale along with free entertainment and kids activities, jumping castle, face painting and live music. For more information contact Penny 0408 199 469.
Sunday in the park
Sunday 3 May from 1pm to 3pm – Macintosh Island Park, Surfers Paradise
Get your family together, bring a picnic and enjoy music and a range of free family activities. Active & Healthy GC FREE
Parks Alive & Creative kids Busy Bodies
Sunday 3 May from 10am to 12noon – Currumbin Palm Beach Parklands, Currumbin
Get the whole family trying out good old games…tug-o-war, three legged races, sack races and more. There are also fun arts and crafts to show off your little ones’ creative side.
Active & Healthy GC FREE
Free Meditation Courses
We all need help relaxing and calming ourselves away from the chaos of motherhood. Check out this free course and learn the timeless art of mediation to help free you temporarily from your worries, anxieties and concerns.
Thursday 30 April from 7:30pmto 9pm - Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, Mermaid Beach. Phone 5554 5440 for more information.
Monday 4 May from 10am to 12pm - Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre, 27 Bordeaux Pd, Mermaid Waters. Phone 5575 2126 for more information.
Monday 4 May from 12pm to 7pm - Helensvale Golf Club, Wandilla Dr, Helensvale
Join Helensvale Gold Club in celebrating the Helensvale Festival. There will be rides, entertainment, food and more and the day will help raise money for the flood and fire victims and the Cancer Council of Qld.
International Composting Awareness Week
Tuesday 5 May – Anywhere
Did you know it is International Composting Awareness week from May 3 - 9? The event is in its fourth year and let’s all do our bit to bring awareness to the cause. We can all have a go at reducing our waste and recycle our organic materials. (The kids will love finding worms to help break the materials down!) Visit www.compostweek.com.au for more info.
Morning Melodies at Robina featuring the Australian Army Band Concert
Thursday 7 May at 11:30am – Robina Community Centre, Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina.
Doors open at 9:30am so be early to get a good seat for this outstanding event featuring the outstanding music of Queensland’s finest military band. This is a FREE concert with raffle to support the Animal Welfare League. For more information contact 5582 8255.