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If you are looking for a practical way to keep the kids busy, Mrs Red’s Artroom is the online home of heaps of artsy and crafty ideas. Fresh for the New Year, Mrs Red has just added new (free!) colouring-in calendars. Simply download, print off the PDF page and get the kids to complete the scene. Hey presto, you’ve got a beautiful bespoke monthly calendar! Visit www.mrsredsartroom.com ...

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Land of Sand

Kings and queens of the castle will converge on Surfers Paradise as the annual Sand Safari Arts Festival returns to celebrate all things sand, sea and sport, transforming the iconic foreshore into a family-friendly fantasy sandscape from February 9 to 25. An initiative of Surfers Paradise Alliance, the free event will commence with the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships from February 9 to 11, where spe ...

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Good Sports

Don’t be mistaken - the Commonwealth Games isn’t just about sport. Festival 2018 will see 12 days of free cultural events taking place right across the Gold Coast. From April 5 – 12, Festival 2018 Gold Coast features more than 1000 performances across music, theatre, circus, dance, ideas, visual arts and film across two festival sites at Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. And, the best part is that there are ...

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Wrappers Wanted!

Want to give back this Christmas but not sure how? Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation needs help this Christmas to raise funds through wrapping Christmas presents. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s gift wrapping station hits Pacific Fair Shopping Centre from December 1-24 with all donations supporting the hospital and its vital work in treating, rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured and orphaned local ...

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Get Pet Set!

If you’re looking for a way to earn extra cash these holidays, or if you are looking for a trusted pet sitter for your pooch or other pet while you go away and enjoy the festive season, PetCloud could be your answer. A Brisbane-based national organisation, PetCloud matches you with reputable local pet sitters and can also have you and/or your family earning easy cash this summer doing what you probably love ...

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Kindness Rules

Now here’s a great idea for your family to kick off these summer holidays – get kind, for a cause! The 'Become Certified Kind for Charity Competition' runs until March 30, 2018. The comp is linked to the movie Wonder, which hit cinemas in November. It’s an uplifting and inspirational story that has been praised for its important messages of kindness and acceptance (the movie is an adaption of R.J Palacio's ...

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Fashion Forward

A major exhibition, Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast hits The Arts Centre Gold Coast this month. The exhibition celebrates some of the most iconic fashion images of the past century as the publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Glamour opens up its photography archive to the public. The exhibition shows the sharp contrast from the early 20th century compared to the modern day. Galler ...

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Kind Kids Rule!

Have you heard of the Choose Kind Classroom Challenge? It encourages students to create and spread more kindness in the world while being kind to their peers and teachers. It is linked with the upcoming movie WONDER, in cinemas November 30. WONDER is an uplifting and inspirational story that has been praised for its important messages of kindness and acceptance. The movie is an adaption of RJ Palacio's nove ...

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Lindisfarne’s Sam Backs a Winner

Former Wallaby great, best-selling author and nationally recognised media personality Peter FitzSimons will come to Twin Towns in support of a Kids In Need (KIN) Schools Day fundraiser organised by local Year 7 student Samuel Smith from Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. At the beginning of 2016, Sam made a pledge to create a legacy that would create awareness and raise funds for the local community. In s ...

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Calendar for a Cause

Australian young women’s breast cancer charity, So Brave, launched late last month. The charity specialises in empowering, supporting and educating women under 40 to be breast aware. As part of the official launch, So Brave founder, CEO and breast cancer survivor Rachelle Panitz (aged 36) unveiled the charity’s 2018 So Brave calendar. It features young breast cancer survivor models in full body paint, shot ...

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