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Happy New Year 2015! Make it your best year yet!

This 2015 Event Calendar incorporates events & happenings in Caloundra & across the Sunshine Coast. This includes: sporting events, festivals, exhibitions, expos, music, concerts, theatre, the arts, community events & much, much more.
While all care is taken to ensure event information is as accurate as possible, no guarantees can be given. If in doubt, we advise you to make your own enquiries by contacting the event organisers direct.

Go to: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

WEEK 1

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2015!
January is Pantomime Season on the Sunshine Coast!
Break the holiday boredom & bring the kids! It’s a hoot!

Welcome back! It’s the first week of the year! This is when we have a break too. Kick off 2015 by getting outdoors in the beautiful sunshine & enjoy the beaches, wander the natural wonders of the Sunshine Coast, the National Parks, catch up with family & friends, picnic, BBQ, surf, swim in the pool, enjoy the markets, especially the Caloundra Street Fair each Sunday, visit a Sunshine Coast Theme Park attraction, dance to a live band, eat out, shop till you drop at the Sales, catch a new blockbuster movie at the cinema & then...when you’re exhausted from ALL that running around & the kids are getting a BIT bored & there’s still WEEKS to go before school starts again - check out our Caloundra City 2015 Sunshine Coast Event calendar to find out what else there is to do for the rest of January!
From all of us - Have a great year.

Jan 2015 - MAJOR QUEENSLAND EVENTS
4 to 11 Jan
Tennis: Brisbane International - Qld Tennis Centre
9 to 20 Jan
Brisbane AFC Asian Cup - Australia v Korea Republic - Suncorp Stadium
10 Jan
Jeep Magic Millions Carnival Sale & Race Day - Gold Coast Turf Club

WEEK 2

Saturdays: 3, 10, 17 Jan at 11am & 2pm
Sundays: 4, 11, 18 Jan at 1pm & 4pm
Aladdin & the Little Mermaid - Pantomime
Noosa Arts Theatre
163 Weyba Road, Noosaville

A traditional panto, which cleverly blends the story of Aladdin with the tale of The Little Mermaid.
Abanazer discovers the whereabouts of a magic lamp containing a genie, but thanks to global warming the cave containing the lamp now lies deep under the sea.

So he seeks out the best diver in Shanghai, which just so happens to be Aladdin and asks him to retrieve it in return for untold riches. When Aladdin swims out to the cave, he meets the Mermaid Princess Ariel and he finds himself trapped in the underwater cave.

In a rage, Abanazer pushes both Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee into the sea and leaves them to their fate. He then gets the Spirit of the Ring to turn him into Prince Octopus and descends into the ocean to retrieve the lamp himself. Unfortunately for him, the cave is protected by a magic that only King Neptune’s trident can break through.

Director: Susan Dearnley Musical Director: Diana Thomson
Cost: All tickets at children's prices $15
Where: Noosa Arts Theatre
Addresses: 163 Weyba Road,
Noosaville, Queensland 4566
Phone and counter bookings: 5449 9343, Tuesday to Friday 9am to 2pm
or online at: www.livetheatre.com.au

SCHOOL HOLIDAY MOVIE FUN!
Tues 6 & Fri 9 Jan
+ Tues 20 & Fri 23 Jan
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

All sessions at 10.30am
Nambour Arthouse Cinema
Nambour Civic Centre
All Tickets: $9
Free popcorn for the kids!
Book online or phone 5475 7777
More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au

SCHOOL HOLIDAY MOVIE FUN!
Thu 8 Jan
Grease Sing-a-Long

7pm
Nambour Arthouse Cinema
Nambour Civic Centre
All Tickets: $9 Child - $14 Adult
Free popcorn for the kids!
Book online or phone 5475 7777
More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au

SCHOOL HOLIDAY MOVIE FUN!
Fri 9 Jan + Fri 23 Jan
Rio 2

Both sessions at 1.15pm
Nambour Arthouse Cinema
Nambour Civic Centre
All Tickets: $9
Free popcorn for the kids!
Book online or phone 5475 7777
More info: www.scvenuesandevents.com.au

Sat 10 & Sun 11 Jan
plus Sat 17 & Sun 18 Jan
BATS Theatre presents Cinderella - Pantomime 2015

2 shows each day at 2pm & 4pm
Lake Kawana Centre
114 Sportsmans Parade Bokarina
All tickets: $14
Book online at
www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
or phone 5413 1400

There are many pantomimes of Cinderella. This version is written by Peter Denyer for the British pantomime industry. Peter’s pantomimes are hailed as the best in the field and he is one of the most produced writers in England.

It is the traditional fairytale of Cinderella, complete with handsome prince, ugly step sisters and Buttons, Cinderella’s friend. Join in the fun with lots of singing and dancing. Great fun for all the family.
Cast: Kennedy Fox, Dennis Coleman, Richard and Sandy Luscombe, Natasha Tidey, Johanna Ashley, Lachlan Money, Kurtis Lang, Luke Buxton, Anne Dempster, Jan Meade, Ellis Horne and James Russell

Sat 10 Jan
Aero Engine Run Day 2015
Queensland Air Museum
Pathfinder Drive Caloundra
10am to 4pm
Engines will run at:
11am | 12.30pm | 2pm

The Queensland Air Museum presents its collection of historic operational aircraft engines in a special display of aviation horsepower. The awesome sight and sound of a 1500 horsepower 14 cylinder radial engine powering up is an unforgettable experience and one that you wouldn’t want to miss. The museum’s operational engines and aircraft cover a range of engine designs dating from the 1940’s. Visitors are encouraged to inspect the engines between runs and talk to the volunteers who restored them.

The Engines and Aircraft

  • CAC Wirraway aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney R-1340, 9 cylinder radial engine.
  • Pratt & Whitney R-2000 from a Caribou aircraft, 14 cylinder radial engine, mounted on a purpose built test truck and fitted with a club propeller.
  • De Havilland Gipsy Queen from a Dove aircraft, 6 cylinder inline inverted engine.
  • Franklin 6V4C from a helicopter, 6 cylinder horizontally opposed vertical engine.

The Display
Each engine will be run a number of times throughout the day. The regular museum display of over 50 aircraft and aviation memorabilia is included in the entry fee. Please note: The actual engines and aircraft running on the day and subject to serviceability and may vary.

Catering
An all day BBQ sausage sizzle will be in operation with cold drinks, tea and coffee available for purchase.

Admission Charges
Adult $15
Concession $10
Child $8
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $35
Price includes regular museum display.
More info: Ph: 5492 5930
Email: ocw@qam.com.au
or visit the website for more >>
www.qam.com.au

 

 

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Fri 23 to Sun 25 Jan
Ginger Flower & Food Festival 2015

Australia’s Largest Showcase of Ornamental Gingers & heliconias
The Ginger Factory
Pioneer Rd Yandina
Free Admission | Celebrity Chefs | Brilliant Gardeners | Living Bouquets | Live Entertainment
9am to 5pm

THREE GLORIOUS DAYS OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT AND BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS!
The annual Ginger Flower & Food Festival is Australia’s premier event showcasing the largest and most exquisite range of ornamental gingers and heliconias under one roof at the Ginger Factory on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast
. Experience natural beauty, great entertainment, popular chefs, gardening celebrities, entertainers, food & our beautiful gardens.

Complementing the very first blooms of the year featuring over 120 different varieties from delicate costas to bold beehive gingers, will be some of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular chefs, gardening celebrities and entertainers.
With a team of gardening consultants preparing the grounds for the Festival, visitors will be guaranteed a visual feast in spectacular style!

The Ginger Flower & Food Festival is perfect for all ages and is a true celebration of Queensland’s sub-tropical lifestyle, filled with loads of entertainment, glorious food and of course - amazing flowers!
More info: Ph: 5447 8431 or email
enquiries@buderimginger.com.au
or visit: www.gingerfactory.com.au

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Okay Lovers...
It’s 4 Weeks till Valentines Day!

Saturday 14 February is
Valentines Day 2015
If you are celebrating Valentines Day in any way, now’s the time to get organised. Get in early & get your Valentines Day flowers ordered & look for that special Valentines Day gift & buy it now in store or online - don’t leave it till the last minute! & choose the mushiest sweetest Valentines card & book the best seats for dinner for two in that romantic little restaurant you’ve been meaning to try out. Surprise someone you love this Valentines Day!

Our Valentines Day recommendations:
10 Top Tips for a Valentines Day to Remember >>

Order romantic red roses or a bouquet of flowers, champagne, chocolates, lingerie or a special gift basket to show your love & surprise her this Valentines Day!

 

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WEEK 4


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Australia Day at Aussie WorldFri 23 Jan
Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards
 Lifepointe Baptist Church in Buderim

Winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Lifepointe Baptist Church in Buderim on Friday 23 January 2015. All nominees and nominators will be notified directly by council over the coming week.

Council holds annual Australia Day Awards. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups in the region.

Categories:
Citizen of the Year sponsored by Seven Local News
Young Citizen of the Year sponsored by University of the Sunshine Coast
Senior Citizen of the Year sponsored by Maroochy RSL
Community - group or organisation sponsored by Sunshine Coast Daily
Sport and Recreation sponsored by Sunshine Coast Sports Federation
Creative sponsored by TAFE Queensland East Coast
Environment sponsored by Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast

CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY 2015 IN BUDERIM!
Mon 26 Jan
Celebrate Australia Day 2015 in Buderim!
Kick off at 7am with a Bush Breakfast from 7am
Main St, Burnett St, Buderim & Buderim War Memorial Hall
Spend Australia Day in Buderim & celebrate our heritage with a full program of good ol’ Aussie fun, food & music.
A great family day out.
NOTE: Burnett St Buderim will be closed from Buderim Tavern to the Lindsay Rd Roundabout from 8am to 10.30am for the Australia Day Parade
WHAT’S ON WHEN:
7am to 9.30am: Lions Bush Breakfast at Middys
8am: Combined Church Service at St Marks
8am: Concert in the Street - Burnett St
8am-9am: Flag Raising at the Old Post Office
National Anthem
Gubbi Gubbi Dancers
9am: Australia Day Float Parade through Buderim Village, down Burnett St along Main St to the Hall
10.30am to 12.30pm: Entertainment at the Hall
Food, Drinks, Bands, Parade Prize Giving, Inspect the Floats
LOADS OF FUN FOR EVERYONE!

Australia Day in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast

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CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY 2015
AT AUSSIE WORLD!
Mon 26 Jan 2015
Celebrate Australia Day at AussieWorld!

Aussie World, Frizzo Road, Bruce Highway, Palmview
from 9am
Check out the new rides!
Spend Australia Day, Sun 26 January 2015, with your family at Aussie World. Australia Day at Aussie World attracts thousands of people looking for family fun. The day is filled with true blue events, entertainment and food suitable for the entire family.

Dunny Races:
At The Pub the fun and frivolity starts at 10am with a patriotic Australian flag raising ceremony followed by the singing of the national anthem. Then it's time for the Dunny's to start racing! The race is hotly contested with corporate teams taking part and the winners are presented with a toilet seat trophy that declares them Dunny Race Champions of the World!

Don't miss out on seeing cars, caravans, utes and bikes from the veteran era through to the classics of the 50's, 60's and 70's. There will be all types of makes and models on display and you'll have the chance to talk to the proud owners of these beauties. This is motoring heritage at its best!

The Pub:
The Pub will be open from 11am, The Pub Bar & Grill from 11am and live music throughout the afternoon.

Aussie World:
Aussie World Theme Park is also open on Australia Day so come on inside and enjoy over 30 rides and games, including Ballroom Blitz, the latest water ride Plunge, thrill ride Redback and fun Giant Slide.

Australia Day is assured to be a rip-roaring day out for the whole family. Grab your family and friends and go where the locals go for family fun - Aussie World and the Ettamogah Pub!
It's the only place to be this Australia Day,

More info Ph: 07 5494 5444 or
visit www.aussieworld.com.au

Australia Day in Caloundra on the Sunshine CoastCELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY 2015 AT KINGS BEACH CALOUNDRA!
Mon 26 Jan 2015
Celebrate Australia Day at Kings Beach Caloundra!
Come join in the celebrations for Australia Day 2014
7am to 2pm

Thousands are expected to join in council’s Australia Day community party at Kings Beach Amphitheatre on 26 January to celebrate Aussie-style.

A great day of family fun is planned from 7am to 2pm with entertainment to suit all tastes and ages.

This free public event at Kings Beach will be bursting at the seams with live entertainment, workshops, activities and market stalls expressing the national diversity that has become an important part of the Australian national character.

Australia Day Community Celebrations are a great way to celebrate safely and responsibly and will be an alcohol and glass free event
More info: 5475 7272

or visit
www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Australia Day - Monday 26th January 2015
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce Sunshine Coast Cup

Sunshine Coast Turf Club Caloundra
Gates open at 10am
First race - 12:29pm | Last race 4:50pm

Australia Day 2015 will be a party to remember at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club with a family friendly event for everyone to enjoy. The Sunshine Coast Cup feature race day is the metropolitan race meeting for Queensland on the 26th January.

With an exciting 8 race program and total prize money of $520,000 on offer, there will be strong interest and big fields at Caloundra on Australia Day. The Sunshine Coast Turf Club has teamed up with the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce to present this action packed event to cap off a brilliant long weekend for visitors to Caloundra, Sunshine Coast.Families are encouraged to attend the race meeting, with a wide variety of activities organised for the children including a jumping castle, pony rides and an animal petting zoo.
Entry Admission – Adults $15 | Concession $10 | Children under 18 free
www.sctc.com.au

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2015 QUEENSLAND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Organise & Book your Holiday Accommodation now!

JANUARY 2015
New Years Day
Thu 1 January
Australia Day
Mon 26 January

APRIL 2015
Good Friday
Fri 3 April
Easter Saturday
Sat 3 April
Easter Mon Holiday
Mon 6 April
Anzac Day
Sat 25 April

MAY 2015
Maleny Show Day
Fri 29 May

JUNE 2015
Queens Birthday
Mon 8 June
Sunshine Coast
Show Day, Nambour
Fri 12 June

AUGUST 2015
Brisbane Show Day
(The Ekka - Bris only)
Wed 12 August

SEPTEMBER 2015
Noosa Show Day
Fri 11 September

OCTOBER 2015
Labour Day
Mon 5 October

DECEMBER 2015
Christmas Day
Fri 25 December
Boxing Day
Mon 26 December