It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Remember, Rainbow Beach Carols will be back a the Good Shepherd Church this year, and there’s new carols for Cooloola Cove

Remember, Rainbow Beach Carols will be back a the Good Shepherd Church this year, and there’s new carols for Cooloola Cove

8 Carols coming to Cooloola Cove

A simple idea at a Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends meeting has come to fruition with the creation of the Cooloola Cove Community Christmas and Carols. A partnership between the Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends, Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist Church, Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall and YAP has resulted in an afternoon of family fun that will have something for everyone.

A free jumping castle for the kids, big games to play, competitions with a Christmas theme and old fashioned fun, BBQ, cake and coffee, raffles, entertainment, craft, carol singing and a visit from Santa will be on offer.

Wanting to bring the Cooloola Cove community together, the Cooloola Cove Residents and Friends coordinated the activities with the anticipation it will become an annual event.

It’s free to attend, so come down to the hall beside Woolworths from 3pm Saturday, bring a chair/blanket, torch and singing voice to enjoy the carols from 6.30pm.

15 Tin Can Bay RSL Christmas Draw

The RSL draw their Christmas raffle from 4pm. Enjoy live music and everyone is welcome at the clubhouse. Tickets will be available right through to the day of the drawing.

16 The Great Christmas Toy Raffle

For the first time ever, Tin Can Bay Country Club invite you to their festive event for the whole family with $1500 worth of prizes! You must be present to claim your prize. Tickets sell from 2pm, and the draw starts at 3pm. Daisy the Face-painter will be back, meet Santa and have a photo.

16 Sports Club Member’s Christmas Party

On from 4 – 8pm, with Destiny Plan Duo playing. Member’s prizes and Mega Draw from 6pm. Remember, you must be present to claim your prize!

16 Tin Can Bay Carols

Enjoy a BBQ from 5pm, Carols from 6pm, at the park next to the RSL Hall. Hosted by Tin Can Bay Community Church.

17-21 A Christmas Tree Festival

St Peter’s Anglican Church in Gympie presents a series of one-hour concerts. At 6.30pm on Monday 17 locals, Sue Flower on mandolin and Pam Graham on piano, will be playing music by many different composers including Elgar, Mascagni, Beethoven and more.

21 Christmas Party at the Pool

The Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre presents their Christmas Party from 3pm. All welcome!

21 Carols at Rainbow Beach

Come to The Good Shepherd Church at 7pm for the 2018 Rainbow Beach Carols, followed by cake and champagne or juice. The event will be held inside, suitable for all weather conditions.

24 Santa is visiting Christmas Eve

Be at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club, because the big man is arriving around 6pm. There will be a lolly bag for kids and you can take photos with Santa.

25 Christmas Day church services

7am Christmas Day Mass Catholic Church Service, St Peter the Fisherman, Rainbow Beach

8.30am Christmas Service time for the Cooloola Coast region at The Good Shepherd Church, Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach.

8am at the Tin Can Bay Community Church, followed by a Christmas lunch at 11.30am, Tin Can Bay.

6pm Christmas Day Mass Catholic Church Service, St John Vianney, Tin Can Bay.

Give the joy of reading

Children from the Gympie region’s neediest families will experience the joy and wonder of reading and hearing new stories this Christmas, thanks to the generosity of Gympie Regional Library members, visitors and the Salvation Army.

To donate, drop your book to any Council Library branch (Goomeri, Gympie, Imbil, Kilkivan, Rainbow Beach or Tin Can Bay). Please note Council will only be accepting new books (please no used/second-hand donations). Books for all ages are encouraged (early years through to young adult).

For more info, call Gympie Regional Libraries on 07 5481 0859 or email library@gympie.qld.gov.au.