What to do in January?

Have some smiles whilst your sailing - from January 15

Have some smiles whilst your sailing – from January 15

Until Thursday 4

Rainbow Beach Holiday Program

Night time events include a movie night, soccer competition, New Year’s Eve party and trivia night. Afternoons will be spent on community service like gardening, rubbish removal or anything that is needed throughout the community. If you or someone you know is in need of a helping hand in some way, then text 0412947304.

Thursday 4

Summer Splash

From 10am to 12pm on the Tin Can Bay foreshore in Wes Mitchell Park. CCYAP wet water fun to keep cool.

Sunday 7 to Saturday 13

Become a Rainbow Beach surf lifesaver (ages 13+)

If you are 15 or older, why not have fun these school holidays and meet new friends?

The intense seven-day, live-in course will earn you a Bronze Medallion: Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), and is an accredited course towards your QCST (Year 12), giving four out of a possible 20 points.

If you are aged 13 to 15 years you can enrol in a Surf Rescue Certificate and Resuscitation Award (SRC).

The $250 course includes training manual, Cert II workbook, full patrol uniform, patrol / club cap, club togs, hi-vis safety rash shirt or singlet, and club polo shirt; as well as food and accommodation for the week.

A swim test must be completed before the camp: a 400 metre pool swim in less than nine minutes (Bronze Medallion) or 200 metres in five minutes (SRC). Book now as places are limited, on 5486 3249 ext 5 or email: surf@rainbowbeachsurf.com.au

Tuesday 9 

Time Challenge

From 10am-12pm at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall. Cup tower, can stack and many more CCYAP minute games.

Wednesday 10

Battle Bots – Create, modify and program Lego Mindstorms to compete in the ultimate robotic battle – bookings essential at the Tin Can Bay Library from 10.30-11.30am and the Rainbow Beach Library 2.30-3.30pm.

Thursday 11

Magic Workshop with Andino the Magician

Discover the mastery behind some basic magic tricks with Andino the Magician, 10-11am – bookings essential, Rainbow Beach Library.

Drumming Workshop

From 10am-11am at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall. Limited places so bookings essential:  0411 218 254 or email cooloolacoastyap@gmail.com

Sunday 14

Sunfish Junior Fishing Day (7-15 years)

The Tin Can Bay Fishing Club invite juniors to learn about recreational fishing at Norman Point. Sunfish-qualified instructors will teach the juniors how to tie knots, rig a rod, baiting and casting the line. Parents are also welcome to attend and everyone will enjoy a complimentary morning tea and a BBQ lunch. Numbers are limited and to register, contact the secretary on 0437 242 171.

Monday 15 to Thursday 18

Learn to sail (up to 15 years)

Join a course on basic sailing skills that are fun and safe, 9am-3pm. The Sailing Australia qualified instructors provide a safety briefing and the introduction to boat parts, knots and steering instructions. Everyone gets on the water to have a go at paddling a sailing dinghy before they move onto the Status (19 foot T/S), their biggest training vessel. Limited places, $200 only, book by Friday January 12: O447 631 479

Tuesday 16 

HOY for chocolate

From 10-11am at Rainbow Beach Community Hall, CCYAP run a fast-paced bingo-style game using hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades, with sweet prizes.

Wednesday 17

Come ‘n’ Try stand up paddle boarding and kayaking (12-17 years)

Try these great summer water activities on the idyllic flat waters of our own Pelican Bay with Epic Ocean Adventures and Gympie Regional Council. A healthy snack will be provided. 7am – 12.30pm, Pelican Bay.

Bus departs Gympie Civic Centre at 7am sharp or you can meet us at our destination of Pelican Bay (exact location will be advised).

Bring a water bottle, snack, hat, sunscreen, swimmers, towel and change of clothes. All participants must be competent swimmers. Bookings $8 per person essential, places limited: http://comentrystanduppaddle.eventbrite.com.au

Fairy face painting and Quiver art

Meet Tina the Fairy and have your face painted with a fun design. Colour your Quiver art and bring it to life with the Quiver App at the Tin Can Bay Library from 10.30-11.30am and the Rainbow Beach Library 2.30-3.30pm.

Saturday 20

Back to School Disco

CCYAP fun from 5pm-8.30pm at the Tin Can Bay Community Complex. $5 entry includes snag, zooper dooper, free water and a cup cake. Parents free. No pass outs.


Library activities: www.gympie.qld.gov.au/library

CCYAP: email cooloolacoastyap@gmail.com or call Jess Milne on 0411 218 254