Happy Holidays!

There are a lot of people who have gone to a lot of effort to organise this great line up of activities for our families to enjoy these Easter school holidays! Everything from skilling up in surfing and fishing – to panning for gold. Have fun!

Come along to a Junior Fishing Day April 8, and you can catch a whiting like 9-year-old Jackson May

Come along to a Junior Fishing Day April 8, and you can catch a whiting like 9-year-old Jackson May

A Junior Fishing Day!

On Saturday April 8, the TCB Fishing Club is hosting the Sunfish Junior Fishing Day at Norman Point, and this is an excellent opportunity for juniors from 7-15 years to learn fishing techniques and skills from three Sunfish Level 1 instructors.

Entry is free and there will be prizes for each junior, as well as refreshments, morning tea and a free BBQ lunch provided to all juniors and their parents.

Numbers are very limited and to register for this event please phone the secretary on 0437 242 171 or email: tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com

Fancy some barefoot bowls - venture to Tin Can Bay Country Club for a roll up on April 15!

Fancy some barefoot bowls – venture to Tin Can Bay Country Club for a roll up on April 15!

Barefoot bowls

Here’s one for all ages – feel the soft green grass under your feet and enjoy the amazing experience of lawn bowls.

Challenge your friends or workmates – make a date for 5.30pm, Saturday April 15 at Tin Can Bay Country Club. At only $10 per person, this includes free snacks and from 6.30pm, you are treated to live entertainment – GB Fox.

For further information please contact Hilly on 0412 134 752.

Cooloola Coast Youth Activity Project

Thanks to the Cooloola Coast Youth Activity Project, kids and teens have enjoyed afternoons of batting balloons, water activities, tin can telephones, jars of wonder and potted boots.

April brings more fantastic fun. Our aim is to provide safe social and mentoring activities for youth and we are always looking out for new and exciting projects. If you or your child have a suggestion then please let us know.

Here’s what’s on for April:

Sound of Teen Spirit on Saturday 1, from 5pm at the Community Complex. Aspiring teen artists take to the stage in an evening of live entertainment. $5 entry with food and drinks available.

Move and Giggle Groove on Tuesday 4, from 9-11am at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall. Laugh and dance the morning away.

Cook Up a Storm on Thursday 6, from 9-11am at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall. Create a delicious feast then enjoy devouring it!

Games and Gaming on Tuesday 11, from 2-5pm at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall. Board, card and computer game entertainment.

Minute Challenge on Thursday 13, from 9-11am at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall. Attempt to complete activities in just one minute, can you beat the clock?

Crafty Delights on Saturday 15, from 9am at the Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends Easter Fair at the Tin Can Bay Community Complex. Colouring competition, Easter boxes and other creative activities.       

Family Fun Day on Saturday 29, from 9-11am at Federation Park in Cooloola Cove. Activities for all ages.

All participants are required to be signed in for each activity. Bookings can be made by calling either Jess on 0411 218 254, or Ronnie on 0413 135 867.

Disco at the Rainbow Beach Pool

April 1 Disco from 5pm till 9pm, ages 5 to 13. Under 10 must have parental supervision. $5 entry. Hot food, games and prizes, all to raise funds for the Warriors Swim Club.

We send a big thanks to Gympie Regional Council for organising these final activities – for further information contact the Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 and check out www.gympie.qld.gov.au/holidayfun

Science fun at our libraries

Mark your diary for the free school holiday activities this month which are all about zany science experiments.

Come along and get creative and messy with silly concoctions, puzzles, and a host of other weird and wacky things.

Sessions at the Tin Can Bay Library are on Wednesday April 12 from 10.30 – 11.30am and the Rainbow Beach Library from 2 – 3pm.

Are you a gold digger?

Come and learn about the town that saved Queensland. Explore the wonders of the past and learn some exciting things about local people and historical events from our region.

Finish off the morning panning for gold – eureka! Tour will conclude with a free BBQ and drink.

From 10am – 12pm on Monday April 3, at Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum, 215 Brisbane Road, Monkland.

There are 20 places only in each age group: 5 – 11 years (20 only) and 12 – 17 years and it is FREE – however children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a water bottle and small snack.

Bookings: goldpanning.eventbrite.com.au

Try roller skating

Have you ever wanted to try roller skating? Well now’s your chance to show your skating skills to your friends at the newly opened SkateZone Gympie.

The session will include skate hire, music and games. So come along and have some fun, 10am – 12pm, Monday April 5, 15 Dennis Little Drive, Gympie.

Under 12 years (must be accompanied by an adult), 100 places only and it is FREE! Bring a water bottle and socks are a must. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Bookings: rollerskating.eventbrite.com.au

Learn to surf

Learn to surf on one of Australia’s most spectacular beaches at Double Island Point. This epic surf trip is a great adventure for anyone looking for an experience that’s both fun and memorable!

Prior to hitting the water you will learn beach basics and safety, and practice your pop-up before catching some waves in the pristine waters guided by qualified instructors.

It is on from 10.30am – 4pm, Wednesday 12 April, at Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach. There are 18 places only for 12 -17 years, and it only costs $20!

Bookings: learntosurfdoubleisland.eventbrite.com.au

Ten Pin Bowling

Gympie Ten Pin Bowling will be booked out exclusively for the council-run event. Come along and enjoy a game with your friends and see who can score the most strikes.

All children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult/guardian during the session.

Held 10am – 12pm, Thursday 13 April, at 1a Potter Street, Gympie. There are 60 places for 6 – 17 years (under 12 years must have adult supervision) and it is FREE! Bring a water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing and socks are a must.

Bookings: tenpinbowling.eventbrite.com.au

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