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THE ENCHANTED FOREST
LAST DAY // Friday April 17 at 9.30am & 11am // Gerda Pinter Pavillion, Macintosh lsland Park, Gold Coast Hwy (opp. Admiralty Drive), Surfers Paradise

The Queensland Theatre of Puppetry (QTOP) are back these school holidays with ‘The Enchanted Forest’. Running during both weeks of the school holidays at 9.30am & 11am daily, the show will only cost you $6 per person with no bookings required.

For more info visit www.qtop.org.au


POM POM GARLAND WORKSHOP
LAST DAY // Friday April 17 at 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm // Centre Court (Outside Myer), Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Encourage your kids to get crafty and create their very own pom pom garland to decorate their room. During this hands-on workshop, the girls from The Craft Parlour will inspire and guide the kids through the fun process.

For more info visit www.pacificfair.com.au


SURFERS PARADISE FESTIVAL
LAST DAYS // Now thru to Saturday April 18 // Various locations, Surfers Paradise

It’s our favourite time of the year when we celebrate the fun-loving, care-free buzz of Surfers Paradise with loads of FREE family fun! This year’s festival features food, art, music, and entertainment in the precinct, with an action-packed program guaranteed to suit the whole family.

For more info visit www.surfersparadise.com


MAGIC IN PARADISE
LAST DAYS // Now thru to Sunday April 19 // Paradise Centre, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

Come see the Paradise Centre transform into a magical wonderland from February 21 – April 19. There will be magic shows, face painting, story time and arts and crafts each weekend until the end of March. This weekend’s timetable is: 1pm – 2pm Sand Art Arts & Crafts, 2pm – 2.30pm Magic Show, 2.30pm – 3.30pm Sand Art Arts & Crafts and 3.30pm Story time. Arts and crafts, magic shows and story time will be in a magical room located on the ground floor next to Factorie.

For more info visit www.paradisecentre.net.au


THE AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
LAST DAYS // Now thru to Sunday April 19 // North Kirra Beach, Kirra

Join 7,000 Surf Lifesavers representing 311 Surf Clubs competing across 2 kilometres of beach in over 400 events across 9 action packed days. Showcasing Youth, Masters and Open competition, The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships is the largest event of its kind in the world. Come and watch all the action and be part of the excitement as this iconic event returns to the Gold Coast.

For more info visit www.sls.com.au/aussies


QPOW ON BROADBEACH – MOVIE IN THE PARK (FROZEN)
Friday April 17 at 6.30pm // Victoria Park, Cnr Victoria Ave & Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

Broadbeach will be transformed into the ultimate world of fantasy and play from April 17-19 with QPoW on Broadbeach featuring special FREE movie’s in the park on throughout the weekend and the Supanova Cosplay Parade bringing the streets to life. Bring your family down and enjoy a free screening of Frozen!

For more info visit www.broadbeachgc.com


MARKETTA STREET FOOD
Friday April 17 from 5pm – 10pm & Saturday April 18 from 4pm – 10pm // Rabbit + Cocoon Creative Precinct, 23 Hillcrest Pde, Miami

A night food market experience. Soak up and indulge in the tastes of the world whilst listening to blues, jazz or flamenco music at the Marketta Street Food any Saturday night of the month. Street performers and buskers will keep you and the kids entertained throughout the open air private street of Rabbit + Cocoon art’s precinct. It’s free entry, its family friendly and there’s live entertainment, so pack the kids in the car and have dinner served up by someone else this Saturday night!

For more info visit www.miamimarketta.com


FINE FOOD & FARMERS’ MARKET – PALM BEACH
Saturday April 18 from 6am – 11am // Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Dr, Palm Beach

A truly great spot for a market, the PBC Markets started with around 50 stallholders and less than a year later consistently featured up to 80 stallholders and thousands of shoppers every week. Another great fresh and value-added food and farmers market with all of the fantastic produce you’ve come to expect. Bring your basket as there’s free on-street parking, wheelchair accessible and bike racks are available.

For more info visit www.yourlocalmarkets.com.au


FINE FOOD & FARMERS’ MARKET – HELENSVALE
Saturday April 18 from 6am – 11.30am // Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Dr, Helensvale

A brand new location for our favourite local farmers’ market! Another great fresh and value-added food and farmers market with all of the fantastic produce you’ve come to expect. Bring your basket, bring the family and make a morning adventure out of it!

For more info visit www.yourlocalmarkets.com.au


DINNER @ DOODLEBUGS INDOOR PLAY & PARTY CENTRE
Saturday April 18 from 5pm – 8pm // Doodlebugs, 6/54 Paradise Ave, Miami

Get yourself free entry to Doodlebugs Indoor Play Centre when you dine in on the third Saturday of every month! BYO if desired and bookings are essential. View the dining menu online via the Doodlebugs Facebook page.

For more info visit www.doodlebugs.com.au


QPOW ON BROADBEACH – MOVIE IN THE PARK (BACK TO THE FUTURE)
Saturday April 18 at 6.30pm // Victoria Park, Cnr Victoria Ave & Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

Broadbeach will be transformed into the ultimate world of fantasy and play from April 17-19 with QPoW on Broadbeach featuring special FREE movie’s in the park on throughout the weekend and the Supanova Cosplay Parade bringing the streets to life. Bring your family down and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future with a free movie screening.

For more info visit www.broadbeachgc.com


SEAFIRE FIREWORKS CHALLENGE
Saturday April 18 at 7pm // Surfers Paradise Beach

After huge success in 2014, SeaFire will be returning for a magical night of hypnotic fire performances and cutting-edge fireworks.  On Saturday 18 April, Australia’s greatest pyro-technicians will go head-to-head lighting up the skies above the foreshore of Surfers Paradise Beach.

For more info visit www.surfersparadise.com


SLEEPING BEAUTY
Saturday April 18 at 7.30pm // Arts Theatre, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Ballet’s most loved fairy tale and spectacular masterpiece, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, is a hugely enjoyable dance spectacular for ballet lovers of all ages! In this 2-Act fairy tale performance Moscow Ballet La Classique will capture the imagination and the magic of Sleeping Beauty, a hugely enjoyable dance spectacular for ballet lovers of all ages.

For more info visit www.theartscentregc.com.au


SUPANOVA POP CULTURE EXPO
Saturday April 18 & Sunday April 19 from 10am – 6pm // Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, 2684 -2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

Supanova Pop Culture Expo is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, fantasy, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek and where getting into cosplay (cos-tume role-play) is the obvious thing to do! It’s Comic-con, Australian style!

For more info visit www.supanova.com.au


THE VILLAGE MARKETS
Sunday April 19 from 8.30am – 1pm // Burleigh Heads State School Oval, 1750 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

The Village Markets is the Gold Coast’s first and largest fashion and lifestyle market. A free market to attend, TVM features up to 100 carefully edited emerging designer, vintage clothing and accessories, homewares and art stalls, plus live local music and gourmet eats. It’s more than just a market; it’s a fun family friendly morning out with your friends and your little ones.

For more info visit www.thevillagemarketsgc.com.au


FAMILY FIVE-0
Sunday April 19, Monday April 20 & Tuesday April 21 // North Burleigh SLSC, 293 The Esplanade, Miami

Surfs up every Sunday, Monday & Tuesday night at the North Burleigh SLSC when 2 x adults and 2 x kids can dine for $50! Adults can choose from a caesar or chicken caesar salad, chicken schnitzel, lasagne, trawler basket, pork sirloin or barramundi, while the kids can select from the Nippers menu. Let someone else do the cooking and treat the family to an early week night out!

For more info visit www.surfclubaustralia.com


LITTLE PACCAS KIDS’ CLUB – PIRATES & PRINCESSES
Tuesday April 21 from 9.30am – 1pm // Riverwalk, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Ahoy there Little Paccas! Rummage through your dress up box and dress up as your favourite pirate or princess and groove down to the Riverwalk at Pacific Fair this coming Tuesday for this month’s Little Paccas event. Little Paccas will enjoy a fun filled morning with an interactive dance workshop led by Dynamite Studios.  Afterwards, Little Paccas will get crafty and complete their outfit when they participate in the necklace and sword making workshop. Plus, kids will be treated to free face painting and balloon twisting.

For more info visit www.pacificfair.com.au


FREE COMMUNITY TALKS – SOCIAL SKILLS
Thursday April 23 from 5.30pm – 7pm // Somerset College, Great Hall, Somerset Dr, Mudgeeraba

Social skills are often an “Expected Skill”… Expected that people SHOULD automatically know the social requirements in any given social situations. Adults of all ages, along with teenagers and children are often finding they “crash” by creating negative experiences that they are unaware they have created. This talk will discuss many of the daily challenges people experience while attempting to interact successfully with other people.

For more info visit www.fabic.com.au


10 WEEK PARENTING SUPPORT PROGRAM
Thursday April 23 thru to Thursday June 25 from 10am – 12pm // Fabic, Suite 34 Worongary Town Centre, 1 Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary

Kylie Kennedy, Fabic’s Provisional Psychologist and mother of 2 gorgeous children will be facilitating a 10-Week Parenting Support Program held at the Fabic clinic on the Gold Coast. The program is designed to provide a forum where parents can feel safe and supported to discuss the aspects that are presented in their daily lives. The course is open to any parent interested in exploring everyday parenting topics and has a cost involved of $100 for the complete 10 week program that runs on each Thursday throughout the 10 week period.

For more info visit www.fabic.com.au


MOVIES IN THE PARK – GALLIPOLI: THE FRONT LINE EXPERIENCE (PG)
Friday April 24 at 7pm // Broadwater Parklands, Marine Pde, Southport

There is no better way to spend a hot summer’s night than slouching back under the stars in the great outdoors watching a movie. The GCCC will provide the movie and the venue, so just grab a rug, bring a picnic or support your local community food vendors there and have a great fun night out with family or friends!

For more info visit www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/moviesinthepark


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