It’s School Holiday time

Holiday Activity - ‘Learn to sail course’

Learn to sail course

As well as Scripture Union’s Rainbow Beach Holiday Program after Christmas, there’s some more fun for you and your family….

Battle Bots, magic and puppets at the library

Ozobots – Explore these line-following robots. For the more advanced users, try coding Ozobots using Ozoblockly – bookings essential.

Wednesday December 13 at the Tin Can Bay Library from 10.30-11.30am and the Rainbow Beach Library 2.30-3.30pm.

Family Craft Day – Sock Puppets

Help your child create their very own sock puppet character. Immerse them in fun and imaginative play and help support the development of their creative side.

Wednesday December 20 at the Tin Can Bay Library from 10.30-11.30am and the Rainbow Beach Library 2.30-3.30pm.

Battle Bots – Create, modify and program Lego Mindstorms to compete in the ultimate robotic battle – bookings essential.

Wednesday January 10 at the Tin Can Bay Library from 10.30-11.30am and the Rainbow Beach Library 2.30-3.30pm.

Magic Workshop with Andino the Magician

Discover the mastery behind some basic magic tricks with Andino the Magician.

Thursday January 11, 10-11am – bookings essential.

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.

Wednesday January 17 at the Tin Can Bay Library from 10.30-11.30am and the Rainbow Beach Library 2.30-3.30pm.

Cooloola Coast Youth Activity Project offer more in December

Tuesday 12- Giggle Along from 10am. A side-splitting, belly-jiggling laughter session with interactive games for all ages.

Thursday 14- Movement and Structure Science from 10am. Build a tower and bridge, create a electromotor and construct a ballista.

Tuesday 19- Christmas Craft from 10am. Cards and little trinkets for the tree. All materials supplied.

Thursday 21- Individual Cooking from 10am. Make yourself a serve from scratch. Limited places so bookings advised.

All activities held at the Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall next door to Woolworths. Contact Jess Milne to make a booking or further information by emailing or call/text 0411 218 254.

Bait and cast

The Tin Can Bay Fishing Club will be hosting its first Sunfish Junior Fishing Day at Tin Can Bay on January 14, 2018, and juniors from 7-15 years are welcome to register for this training opportunity to learn about recreational fishing.

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

These events attract many applicants and numbers for the Sunfish Junior Fishing Day are strictly limited. To register, please contact the secretary on 0437 242 171 or email

Sail away

Sailing lessons start January 15 to 18, 2018. This is a four-day ‘Learn to sail course’, that follows on from the September event teaching basic sailing techniques and sailing rules.

After 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. It is not as easy as you think!

Next, everyone goes on the Status (19 foot T/S) our biggest training vessel. Then three days continue with honing skills on and off the water.

After this event all juniors will be encouraged to keep up the skills learnt and go on to better sailing techniques, throughout the summer sailing season at the Green Fleet sailing on Saturdays.

Any member of the public who would like to try sailing, please ask on a Saturday at the Green Fleet session. If there is any interest we can run an ‘Adults Learn to Sail course’ during February – March.

Watch the notice boards around town for more info, or call Kay: O447 631 479

Rainbow Beach Holiday Program

We are back again this year with the Rainbow Beach Holiday Program from December 28 – January 4. This year we are doing things a little different. While we will still have the night time events, we will be spending the afternoons doing 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 feel free to shoot through a text message on 0412947304. The movie night, soccer competition, new years eve party and trivia night are also on again during the night times. Keep your eyes peeled for info around town! Have a merry Christmas and we will see you soon!

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