Your Entertainment October 2015

Sunday Session at the Pavilion

Unwind at the Sunday Session at the Pavilion on October 25. The entertainer this month will be Bundaberg based “Cairnsy”. See him perform from 1pm until 6pm. Call 54863999 to find out more.

Steve Apirana in free concert

Steve Apirana is one of the finest Christian musicians currently working in Australasia and is a gifted communicator, highly skilled guitarist and vocalist, entertaining audiences with an extraordinary sense of humour as he tells his story as a former street kid, drug addict and solo dad.

For three decades Steve has played solo and in bands all over the globe, equally at home on his Martin acoustic as with a band on his Fender Strat.

The Rainbow Beach Christian Community invites you to join them on Sunday, October 11 at the Community Centre to hear Steve in a free concert from 4pm, with a sausage sizzle and drinks afterwards.’Sister Act’ is the support act. Contact Chappy Ronnie: 0413 135 867.

Mr Glen Mooney at the Marina

Marina Bar and Grill host local muso Glen Mooney every Sunday at their BBQ lunch. Glen settled in Tin Can Bay but toured Australia for eight years with Johnny O’Keefe. Still the 60s rocker, he’ll keep everyone entertained from noon each Sunday. Book your table on 5486 4400.

music plus oct 15Music Plus at Cooloola Cove

The array of talent in the Cooloola area is quite stunning and many of it comes to Music Plus Nights and we all have a wonderful evening.

The band has grown smaller with retirement and two members leaving for colder lands. We wish them well and hope they find music wherever they travel.

Our dearest and oldest members John and Eileen have decided the time is right to leave the band, and with regret we know we have to accept their decision. We thank you for bringing such talent to our humble group.

You will be pleased to see Lucien on Double Bass and Sue on mandolin, and I do believe the sound will be every bit as good.

Young or old, experienced or not, we welcome each performer’s talent with just as much enthusiasm.

Funny stories and jokes are always popular and poems spoken by the author or copied from well-known poets are equally enjoyed.

You will never be disappointed with what is offered on a Music Plus Night – the next is October 29.

There are only three Music Nights in a season so don’t miss any! Pam: 5488 0110 or

entertainment Movies_in_the_ParkMovies in the Park

On October 16, come along to one of Gympie Regional Council’s free ‘Movies in the Park’ events at Rainbow Beach, featuring Big Hero 6, rated PG, 7pm-9.30pm. Our Centre block will be transformed to an outdoor cinema, thanks to Gympie Regional Council’s free outdoor movie program.

Grab a chair or rug, bring a picnic and enjoy an evening with your whole family in your local park. Snack and drinks available for purchase.

Also throughout the region:

October 3: Paper Planes (G) at Lions Park, Lake Alford, Brisbane Road, Gympie – Time: 5pm – 9.30pm

October 11: SpongeBob Movie – Sponge out of Water (PG) at Lions Park, Bligh Street, Kilkivan – 7pm-9.30pm

October 18: Home (PG) at Imbil Showgrounds, Edward Street, Imbil – 7pm-9.30pm

If weather is uncertain, phone 1300 307 800 or visit for cancellation advice. Movies in the Park is an unsupervised event.

entertainment QLD_ConservatoriumOctober 8-11 – Heart of Gold international short film festival

Celebrating 24 carat films that will make audiences laugh, cry…and think! Heart of Gold (HOG) international short film festival will showcase well-crafted, nourishing and uplifting short films from around the world.

The four-day program will be jam-packed with excitement, fun and hands-on master classes. Guests can enjoy the glitz and glam typical of any opening night – with tickets available to buy now.

There’s also the gala awards evening, ‘filmmaker presents’ slots and up to 30 sessions cram-packed with about 120 short films from all genres.

The festival will also feature master classes open to the public and include Claymation; Extreme Filmmaking with Small Devices; How to make a Zombie Film; Filmmaking for Professional Purposes; and Cinematographer’s Master Class.

Daily passes are $45 for adults and $30 for concession, and can be purchased at the door or online

October 24 – Lady Mayoress presents Queensland Conservatorium in Concert

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, in partnership with the Gympie Regional Council, will perform in concert on Saturday, October 24 at Gympie Civic Centre at 7pm.

The Conservatorium Brass Band will be joined by Young Conservatorium’s senior ensembles; the Wind Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra, in a celebration of the classics and contemporary.

Presented as part of the Fraser Coast Outreach program, these concerts are the culmination of locally nominated secondary school music students travelling to Brisbane to join Young Conservatorium ensembles in rehearsals and workshops.

Tickets on sale for $10 at the door.

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