What’s on for the holidays?

Make a sandcastle!Make a sandcastle!

Visitors and locals – come along to a family friendly sandcastle competition, held Wednesday April 7.

It’s only $10 a team, BYO bucket and spade plus all profits are to the Rainbow Beach P&C.

Registration is from 8.30am on the beach, north of the SLS tower. Building starts at 9am.

Watch Sandshapers of Noosa creating a large sand sculpture. They will judge the various categories around low tide at 11am with prize presentations at 11.30am.

Children can also enter the sandcastle colouring competition! Entries were sent home with the school newsletter.

The first 50 children to bring their completed entries along on the day will receive a fun voucher!

Plus be eligible for the best entry prize per age group: under 5, 6-9 and 10-12.

P&C members are looking forward to the event and thank Chappy for bringing it back to town – come and see them at the sausage sizzle! Drinks will be for sale as well.

The Community News, Cooloola Coast Realty, Gympie Regional Council and the Deck at Sea Salt are proud sponsors.

All welcome to join the community for this Easter fun and raise funds for the school.

To find out more, call Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867.

Barefoot bowls at the Country Club

If you like a bit of barefoot bowls, then visit the Country Club from 4.30pm on Saturday April 3. It’s $10 to join in and includes live entertainment and free snacks. Why not challenge your friends and workmates?

The Tin Can Bay Country Club also has a fantastic Chinese Restaurant to enjoy a delicious banquet after your game.

Phone Hilly to register: 0412 134 752

Learn to Surf 

So, you are at the beach. Why not take an hour or so to learn how to surf, the whole family can get involved!

This popular school holiday activity offers surfing, skating and stand-up paddle. You can join a small group lesson or book a one-on-one session.

Mastering skills on the skateboard helps surf skills, too! Book now on 0435 934 087 or visit: rainbowbeachlearntosurf.com.au

Hop on board with Steam Man!

Over the school holiday period, additional services have been added to ensure no one misses out. The kids will love the chance to spot Steam Man on their journey.

Mary Valley Rattler General Manager, Micheal Green, says the volunteer team is gearing up for a bumper school holiday period.

“We know people are keen to be spending time with family and friends and what better way to connect than experiencing a heritage rail journey that all the family can enjoy,” Mr Green said.

Sunday is the All Stations train, the Classic Rattler Run, a C17 Steam Train Experience is Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the Rattler Tasting Train is the RM76 Railmotor Experience on Thursday.

See the website for holiday services, maryvalleyrattler.com.au, which are on sale now.

Barb Parkyn shares some of the craft available at our libraries for the holidays!

Barb Parkyn shares some of the craft available at our libraries for the holidays!

Holiday craft and activities at the library

Stop by your local library branch between Monday April 5 and Friday April 16 for free take-home craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.

Ollie and the Wind

The wind blows all day on Ollie’s island. There aren’t many people around, but there’s lots of space to play. One day the wind steals Ollie’s hat. Then it darts away with his scarf. Join us as we find out what happens next and then have a go at building your very own kite. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.

Tin Can Bay Library – Friday April 9,  10-11am.

Rumble in the Jungle

There’s a rumble in the jungle, there’s a whisper in the trees, the animals are waking up and rustling the leaves. Join us as we read stories, make our own animal masks and see if you can spot all the different animals hiding in the shelves. Suitable for ages 5-8 years.

Tin Can Bay Library – Friday April 16, 10-11am.

I got this hat

Come along for a fun session of stories, activities and craft inspired by the book I got this hat, by Jol and Kate Temple. Suitable for ages 5-8.

Rainbow Beach Library –  Friday April 9, 2-3pm

Origami Creations

Join us as we show you how to make some wonderful animals and shapes using Origami. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Rainbow Beach Library –  Friday April 16, 2-3pm.

Now if the time

NOW IS THE TIME Kids on Tour is an ongoing self-guided activity that encourages children to reflect on climate change and the environment. Create your own climate change placards, design a bespoke protest T-shirt, vote for what you care about and share your climate message on collaborative drawing sheets, garnering inspiration from posters with historical and contemporary protest imagery.

NOW IS THE TIME Kids on Tour was developed from the ‘Now is the Time’ exhibition on display at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

NOW IS THE TIME Kids on Tour is a free ,QAGOMA touring program, available to regional Queensland communities. Developed by contemporary Australian artist Raquel Ormella in collaboration with QAGOMA.

This activity is open to the public until April 17, 2021. With no set times, come and  unleash your child’s creativity.

Art Play  

Looking for something to keep the kids entertained and engaged? Art Play at the Gympie Regional Gallery is for you. Bring your little one and spend a relaxing morning being creative together.

This workshop is for ages 2-4 years and explores the exhibitions on view with local Cathy Condon, who has over 20 years’ experience facilitating workshops for children.

There are two sessions available: Fridays on April 9 and 23, from 10am – 11am.

This activity is $5 for each session, bookings are essential, visit gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733 for more information.

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