What’s On Guide
Our What’s On Guide is a community service providing churches and not-for-profit community groups free publicity for upcoming events.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) notice: please refer to QLD Government’s ‘Roadmap to easing restrictions’ for all of the latest updates.
To submit an item:
- Click the TELL US WHAT’S ON button on this page and fill in the details.
- Ensure you have selected a date and time for your event.
Operation Botanica Exhibit
The Rainforest Discovery Centre at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is currently closed due to COVID19 restrictions.
Kids, it’s time to go undercover with Operation Botanica! Head to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve to become a Junior Ranger Detective for free, these school holidays. Go undercover in the rainforest to solve the Operation Botanica mystery. Some of the plants in the rainforest are under threat and others are strangling each other! Use your observation skills to answer the questions, document your evidence and find the answers to complete the mission! Along the way you’ll meet a cast of botanical characters – the good guys, the villains, the stranglers, the victims – and learn about the amazing plants that fight for survival in the tough rainforest environment.
On now at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, open daily between 9.30am – 3.30pm.
Details available through the Sunshine Coast Council Website or the Mary Cairncross Reserve Website.
Agents of Discovery Eco App
Become a nature agent these school holidays with Agents of Discovery, an award-winning app. This free digital game gets kids outdoors, exploring our spectacular conservation areas whilst learning about the creatures who live in them. A cute koala guide shows players where to find hidden challenges, unlocked in the game by simply walking in the forest. Choose from two missions: Bushland Discovery 2.0 in Tanawha or Rainforest Discovery at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Suitable for 4 – 12yrs.
Download the free Agents of Discovery app from google play or app store and load the Sunshine Coast missions onto your smart device. Mobile phone coverage can be limited in the forest, so make sure you get your device loaded and ready before heading out. Solve all the challenges and become an Agent of Discovery
The app requires min. 2GB of RAM, standard on devices 2017. !
Potters House Christian Church Has Moved
The Potters House Christian Church Sunshine Coast has recently moved to a new facility at 2/96 Burnett St Buderim and would like to invite you to come and visit their brand new church. Located right in the Heart of Buderim they have 3 unique services every week on Sundays 10:30am & 6pm, and also Wednesdays at 7:30pm.
At the Potter’s House, we believe that everyone was created and hardwired by God for a specific destiny. Our mission is to help you discover that destiny through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and in finding your destiny, find true purpose in this life.
For more information about The Potters House Church Sunshine Coast visit the Website at: sunshinecoast.church
Kenilworth Transport Service
If you need to travel to Nambour, Eumundi, Yandina, Maleny, or the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, why not use the Kenilworth Transport Service to help you out? Cost is $8 return for a 4-5 Hour trip with collection at the Information Centre, or your home if it’s on the way. Bookings to be made by 2pm the day before travel at the Information Centre, Kenilworth. Trip days are as follows: Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday. Out of Schedule trips possible with notice and driver availability. Times and drop off points are negotiable, and you’ll need to be registered before using the service.
To access the Kenilworth Community Transport Service you need to be a resident of Kenilworth, Belli Park, Cambroon, Conondale, Coolabine, Eerwah Vale, Gheerulla, Kidaman Creek or Obi Obi (or a guest of a registered resident).
Call 07 5446 0122 to book your trip.
Please have the following information handy when you call to make a booking:
- date of your trip
- your pick-up address (if not meeting at the Kenilworth Post Office)
- approximate time you will be ready to return.
Additional trips can be organised to meet the needs of the community by arrangement with the sub-committee, subject to driver availability and passenger demand. Please provide one week’s notice where possible.
All passengers (including children*) $8, one-way or return to Nambour, Eumundi, Yandina, Maleny,
All passengers (including children*) $25, one-way or return to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
*Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult.
The Kenilworth Community Transport Service is run by volunteers, under the leadership of a Sub-Committee of the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, who hold the Operator Accreditation for the service with the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Council supplies a fully insured 7-seater passenger vehicle and an allocation (of up to $2,000 to cover expenses) for the community to provide the service with volunteer drivers.
AJ’s Men’s Meet-Ups
AJ’s are weekly meet-ups around the world creating comfortable environments in pubs and cafes for men to make friends and talk life over a beer or coffee.
There are four gatherings held each week here on the Sunshine Coast including:-
9am every Tuesday at Nanna McGinn’s Cafe, Kenilworth
12 noon every Wednesday at Taps Pub Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba
6.30pm every Wednesday at Brightwater Tavern 5 Freshwater St, Mountain Creek
The Palmwoods meeting will be moving to Thursday mornings at a venue to be announced soon.
Breast Cancer Screening Bribie Island
BreastScreen Queensland is providing free breast cancer screening at the Bribie Island Library, from 27 January to 19 February 2021 between the hours of 7:45AM – 3:30PM. Women aged 50 to 74 are encouraged to have a breast screen every two years. Women aged 40 – 49 and over 75 can also access this free service. To make an appointment call 13 20 50 or book on the BreastScreen website. Referrals are not required. Early detection saves lives.
Reform the Marketplace for the Kingdom of God
The Kingdom Business Network is a group of like-minded believers who gather together each month to learn how to run their business God’s way. The next meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Thursday the 28th of January at Kingdom House Tanawha, in Main Creek Road.
This month we are privileged to have guest speaker Dave Hodgson. Dave is the Founder and MD of the Australian based Paladin Group of Companies and Kingdom Investors. KI is using its vast marketplace experience to teach Christian businesspeople to multiply their incomes. Dave will be speaking about a worldwide strategy to reform the marketplace for the Kingdom of God via the SMEs. It will be something small businesses can focus on because aligning with God’s big broad plans for a nation is what attracts the favour of God to the individual or SME.
This event is free but you will need to reserve your seat – CLICK HERE
Watchman School of Intercession Nambour
The Australian Prayer Network (APN) is conducting the Foundation Level Watchmen School of Intercession (WSOI) at Nambour Uniting Church on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of January 2021. The teaching will be delivered by Field Directors for the APN, Matthew & Kathryn Bolte.
Venue: Nambour Uniting Church, 37 Coronation Ave, Nambour QLD 4560 (parking via Donaldson Rd)
Session times: 6:00pm – 8:30pm on Friday and continuing 9:00am – 4:00pm
For further details and to register for the Watchmen School of Intercession sessions, contact Kenn & Yvonne Kilah, also Field Directors for the APN on 0412 793 701 or visit the Website
Radically Saved with Matty Russell
Matty Russell is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about preaching the gospel and equipping the body of Christ for the work of ministry. His uncompromising approach to the word of God, coupled with his love for people is both challenging and refreshing.
Matty will be speaking at Kingdom House Tanawha on Friday the 29th of January from
Radically saved from a lifestyle of hopelessness and addiction, God has used him to minister across the world, preaching the gospel, edifying the church, healing the sick, and seeing many precious souls come to salvation.
Married with four children, he and his wife Natalia are engaged in full-time, itinerate Ministry.
For details and to secure your seat CLICK HERE
Clean Up For The Hatchlings
Clean Up for the Hatchlings is on Saturday 30 January 2021 – join together in helping our turtle hatchlings get a clear run to the ocean.
6am: beach clean-up locations across the Sunshine Coast from Caloundra to Coolum
8am: meet back at La Balsa Park, Buddina for a free BBQm participate in a prize draw and other fun activities and, most importantly, to weigh and sort the collected debris
11am: feel good about playing a part in helping another generation of turtle hatchings have the best start in life!
Coolum (meet at BA 72)
Point Arkwright (meet at BA 85)
Marcoola (meet at BA 104)
North Shore (meet at hut BA 134)
Cotton Tree Park (meet at BA 137)
Mooloolaba Beach (meet at SeaLife)
La Balsa Park
Buddina (meet at BA 201)
Warana North (meet at BA 232)
Warana South (meet at BA 237)
Bokarina (meet at BA 241)
Wurtulla (meet at BA 248 – Dorothy Anderson Park)
Currimundi (meet at Buderim St Carpark)
Moffat Beach (meet at Eleanor Shipley Park)
Shelly Beach (meet at Victoria Tce car park)
Happy Valley (meet at BA 296)
Dicky Beach (BA 267)
Follow the link to register and see the locations.
The Foundation of Botanical Printing
The Foundation of Botanical Printing is a 2-day in-depth workshop on sustainable eco-printing with all materials supplied.
Have you been interested in learning eco-printing, but unsure of where to start or not getting the results you were hoping for? In this 2 day workshop, you will learn the foundations of eco-printing. We will wander and mindfully gather wind fallen leaves at the stunning Maroochy Botanical Gardens on the Sunshine Coast and learn how to successfully print on paper and cloth. You will learn the non-toxic way to make and mordant your fibres, bundle in many different ways to produce marks, taking home an array of results on paper, cellulose and protein fibres with a booklet outlining the whole process. You will end the workshop with your new-found knowledge, creating a wool scarf as a wearable remembrance of your time with us, plus all the handy hints in between to sustain you on your eco-dyeing journey.
This Event is NOT free.
Sports & Recreation
World Leprosy Sunday 2021
World Leprosy Day is observed globally each year on the last Sunday in January (31 January 2021), with the aim of raising awareness and knowledge about leprosy, the fact that it can be cured and to change attitudes that stigmatise and marginalise people affected by the disease.
During the months following World Leprosy Day, you are invited to hold your own World Leprosy Day event at your church, organisation or small group. Your event will change lives and save lives in a very real way. CLICK HERE to download the free resources and toolkits to make your event spectacular.
Leprosy still exists. Did you know that every 2 minutes, a person is diagnosed with leprosy? For people affected by leprosy, the battle isn’t only against the disease, it is also against the despair of being rejected by their community. Help to stop the pain of rejection for people affected by leprosy this World Leprosy Day (or hold your own). Your support will help with the early diagnosis and treatment of leprosy and help stop it from leading to nerve damage, ulcers, and permanent disability. And provide community education to end the stigma.
Wildlife First Responder Training Workshop
A four-hour training workshop will be held in Nambour on Sunday, January 31, 2021 starting at 9am through till 1pm. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic procedures to attend call-outs to rescue injured wildlife here on the Sunshine Coast. Please note this is not a workshop on caring for animals.
Email us that you are interested in attending and please include your full name, suburb and mobile number.
Price: Free · Duration: 4 hr
For further details please visit the Facebook Event Page.
Australian Air League Sunshine Coast
Australian Air League caters for boys and girls between 8-18years of age and has the potential for Adults as well to be Officers. If your child has an interest, hobby, or passion in Aviation don’t miss out on this affordable opportunity to join us and have fun whilst learning. The best part is we don’t just cover aviation but we also learn about Meteorology, Astronomy, First Aid, Team Building Exercises, and General Life Skills in a supportive and fun environment.
Important Details: Australian Air League Sunshine Coast runs every Sunday of the School Term between 2pm – 4pm At the Girls Guides Hall in Iluke Avenue, Kawana .
Mens Talk @ Maleny
Seven Australian men lose their lives to suicide every day. Stories of Hope aims to help build resilient men and celebrate their contributions to family, workplaces and communities.
Come along on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5 PM for Free Pizzas at the Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street Maleny. We’ll share some information about identifying people with suicidal thoughts and ways to respond. Then, two Sunshine Coast men Craig Humble and Mark Forbes will share their stories and talk about what’s worked for their well-being. There’ll be an opportunity for Q & A. Finally, we’ll seek input from you, the audience, about next steps for men’s suicide prevention in Blackall Range communities.
Kerrie Atherton from Stories of Hope Australia will MC the evening and men of all generations and diverse backgrounds are very welcome. Women can come along too! This is a free event although donations are welcome on the night.
Remember Lifeline is always available on 13 11 14 if you need to talk now.
Pickleball For Beginners
Pickleball for beginners and social players will be held each Friday in February at the Clippers Indoor Basketball Stadium in Elizabeth Daniels Way, Buderim starting on Friday the 5th of February from 9.00am until 11.00am.
Use the MEETUP App to reserve your spot.
The Wednesday classes proved so popular and booked out so quickly for January that the club has now added another two days to the roster in Buderim. Friday mornings at Clippers and Saturday Mornings at Goodlife Community Centre.
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis and is suitable for both young and old players and is very popular with people 50+.
You do not need to be a member of the club to come and play or to learn how to play but since numbers are limited you do need to book your place. Please register through Meetup or email email@example.com.
Sports & Recreation
Camp Leaders Weekend Luther Heights
Camp Leaders Weekend is a key event for SU QLD Volunteers to come together, network and be trained in camp and community outreach ministry.
It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and be developed for impacting your community for Jesus. You’ll also have the chance to relax and have fun around Coolum. All leaders are required to complete training annually, so why not do it over an enjoyable weekend with a bunch of like-minded leaders.
The Weekend will be held at the Luther Heights Youth Camp, 1592 David Low Way Coolum Beach from 8pm on Friday the 12th through till midday on Sunday the 14th of February.
Want to find out how to become an SU Leader? CLICK HERE
Grief and Loss Program Buderim
Have you or someone you know suffered the loss of a loved one? Come along to the next Blue Care Grief and Loss Program where you will receive support in a safe, friendly environment. The program will be run at Buderim Uniting Church, on Tuesday mornings from 10am till 12noon for 8 weeks, beginning on the 16th of February.
For more information or to register contact:
Aurilea on 0439 768 394 or 5479 31 78 or email firstname.lastname@example.org