Friday June 17 thru to Saturday June 25 // The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Arts Theatre, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of this much-loved Disney film comes to life on stage in a musical for the whole family. When the children at Number 17, Cherry Tree Lane are misbehaving, the ‘practically perfect’ magical nanny Mary Poppins is hired to sort them out. With unforgettable songs like A Spoonful of Sugar, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Chim Cher-ee, Step in Time and Let’s Go Fly a Kite, this is a heart-warming magical musical adventure not to be missed. Featuring the finest local talent, this production will be fully produced by The Arts Centre Gold Coast, presented by Paradise Point Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank and proudly supported by Pindara Hospital. Take a magical journey with Mary Poppins.

For more info visit www.theartscentregc.com.au

Friday June 17 from 9.30am – 10.30am // Damian Leeding Memorial Park, Watersport Lane, Oxenford

Help your kids discover that health and fitness is fun while learning fundamental physical skills that they will utilise for the rest of their lives. Your child will work on many physical development skills such as gross and fine motor skills, coordination and agility and core strength. Suitable for ages 3-6. Bookings required.

For more info call 0421 043 511

Friday June 17 thru to Sunday June 19 // Various locations, Broadbeach

Spruce up your cowboy boots and round up your posse for the completely FREE Broadbeach Country Music Festival. Set next to the pristine beachfront of Queensland’s Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, the festival will see a perfect mix of board shorts and banjos, surf boards and steel guitars as country music’s finest assemble for three days and nights of incredible free entertainment. The Broadbeach Country Music Festival is free to attend, so trade your swag for swagger, grab your Stetson and sun cream and mark this premier event in your calendar.

For more info visit www.broadbeachcountry.com

Saturday June 18 from 8am – 1pm // 164 Duringan St, Currumbin (across from Currumbin RSL)

The Gold Coast Design Collective Markets have built a name for themselves for having a supportive atmosphere and the best stalls on the Coast in every style and era you could ask for with a huge focus on the Gold Coast’s retro beach culture! Live music will be playing, so come along and check out what makes these markets different and support local talent and creatives.

For more info visit www.goldcoastdesigncollective.bigcartel.com

Saturday June 18 from 9am – 12pm // Mrs Red’s Art Room, 3/151 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads

Saturday art classes for your budding artist! The cost for this class is $30 and bookings are essential as classes are extremely popular! Each week varies as to what art activity the kids will tackle. Suitable for ages 6-14 with a maximum class limit of 20 kids.

For more info visit www.mrsredsartroom.com

Saturday June 18 at 2pm // Mrs Red’s Art Room, 151 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads

Whether you bring wine, soft drink or coconut water, Wine & Untangle is all about taking time out for yourself and ‘having a go’ at an art project. Mrs Red guides everyone through the watercolour and doodling event and you walk out feeling very relaxed and more so, very clever. And the best part is that you don’t have to have an arty bone in your body. Put an Untangle on your hit-list!

For more info visit www.mrsredsartroom.com

Saturday June 18 & Sunday June 19 from 10am – 4pm // Broadwater Parklands, The Southern Lawn, Marine Pde, Southport

Childs Vision is bringing their Captain Koala monster truck to the park as a fundraiser for the charity. Jump in the back, go for a ride and support this worthy cause. No bookings required, just turn up on the day and bring along $10 for the experience.

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Sunday June 19 from 8am – 10am // Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise beach will become a hub of serenity for Gold Coast’s Biggest Beach Yoga Class in celebration of World Yoga Day. Hundreds of people will come together to salute the winter sun with the sand between their toes, as prominent Yogi Madonna Williams hosts a mass yoga class on the oceanfront amphitheatre of Surfers Paradise beach. More than 500 people of all-ages are expected to take part in the collective practice – a charity event raising awareness and much needed funds for Bravehearts & Paddle Against Child Abuse (Damien Rider Foundation). Those wishing to take part are asked to bring a $10 donation.

For more info visit www.surfersparadise.com

Sunday June 19 from 8am – 12pm // Broadwater Parklands, Northern Pavilion, Marine Pde, Southport

Alzheimer’s Australia (QLD) is hosting the Memory Walk & Jog 2016 at the Gold Coast for the first time. The event aims to spread awareness about dementia and raise much needed funds for ongoing research to find a cure. Help raise this year’s target of more than $10k to continue vital frontline research and improve your fitness at the same time! Participate with family, friends and/or colleagues by walking, jogging or running with gorgeous ocean views as well as delicious food and entertainment to enjoy.

For more info visit www.memorywalk.com.au

Sunday June 19 from 8.30am – 1pm // Burleigh Heads State School Oval, 1750 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

TVM is not just ‘a market’, they are a collaborative, creative community of small businesses, designers, artists, creatives, foodies, musicians, culture seekers and lovers of good vibes. A free market to attend and a fun family friendly morning out with your friends and your little ones.

For more info visit www.thevillagemarketsgc.com.au

Sunday June 19 from 10am – 3pm // Pacific Pines Central Park, Archipelago St, Pacific Pines

Winterfest is a community event run by the Pacific Pines Residents Group. All day ride tickets are available for purchase on the day for $10 or single ride passes are $1 per ride. Rides this year include the Storm, Whirlwind, Giant Slide, Cup ‘n’ Saucer, Inflatable Alien Laser Skirmish, Fun Cars and of course free face paints and jumping castles. Other free activities include market stalls, animal nursery, reptile demonstration and entertainment on stage. Come along for a fun, affordable family fun day out.

For more info visit www.facebook.com/pacificpines

Sunday June 19 from 1pm – 6pm // The Marine Village, Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove

This year’s first winter edition of the much-loved Sunday Sounds at Sanctuary Cove event kicks off this Sunday. The free, family-friendly event continues into winter with the June program set to warm up the afternoon with quality live music all afternoon. There is no better place to conclude your weekend than in The Marine Village, and with a selection of free kids’ activities also on offer, this is an event for the whole family!

For more info visit www.sanctuarycove.com

Monday June 20 at 10am // Paradise Point Parklands, The Esplanade, Paradise Point

Get your child smiling and moving to the latest release music as they learn from Miss Kim, a Senior PE teacher with 15 years’ experience teaching dance to children and dedicated to promoting happy and active lifestyles for young people. Classes are pay as you go and will only cost $3 per session!

For more info visit www.facebook.com/moveandgroovetoddler

Tuesday June 21 from 9.30am – 1pm // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Event Cinemas, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Little Paccas is a free kids’ club for preschool aged kids and parents. On the third Tuesday of each month, Pacific Fair hosts a number of free events and activities to entertain and delight kids. This month the children will enter the amazing world of In the Night Garden with Iggle Piggle & Upsy Daisy. Let them take the children on a tour of the magical places that can only be found In the Night Garden! Be one of the first 40 Little Paccas to line up and you can take a photo and even given them a cuddle.

For more info visit www.pacificfair.com.au

Tuesday June 21 from 4pm – 4.45pm // Broadbeach Branch Library, 61 Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters

If you’re a teen, or know a teen who could be a great Gold Coast entrepreneur of the future, City Libraries has a packed Young Entrepreneurs Month of workshops and activities throughout June. Find out what it takes to make your mark from those who’ve already made theirs, learn from their experience and put your own abilities to the test. This week the founders of The Village Markets talk about how they created one of the Gold Coast’s favourite markets and lifestyle destinations. Suitable for ages 13 – 17yrs. Bookings required.

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/library

Wednesday June 22 at 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am // The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Join artists from Imaginary Theatre with Small Stages, a creative play session at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Together you will pretend, make and imagine as they introduce the theatre and share ideas. This will be a fun, free, and gentle play session using simple everyday objects. Children and adults can join artists in an interactive and imaginative space set-up with different materials and activities. This is a free event and no bookings are required.

For more info visit www.theartscentregc.com.au

Thursday June 23 // Various locations, Event Cinemas

Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colourful new characters!

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au


What’s happening in Byron this week? Check out some tips from our friends at Byron4Kids


Friday June 17 & Saturday June 18 // Spaghetti Circus, Mullumbimby Showground, Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby

Spaghetti Circus presents ‘The Momeraths’ for its annual show. Based on Lewis Carroll’s ‘The Jabberwocky’, it is the second instalment of a work that premiered at the Mullum Circus Festival in 2015. ‘The Momeraths’ explores the poem as a journey of two heroes as they venture deep into the woods on a quest to meet and confront a beast about which they have been warned. Using circus skills, creativity and shadow play, Spaghetti Circus’ young artists have re-imagined the poem and its nonsense words into an intriguing world of strange, beautiful and sometimes dangerous halfling creatures, who present alluring distractions, obstructions and delays. All is not as it seems and the heroes must navigate their way through a world of beauty and danger…

For more info visit www.spaghetticircus.com


Saturday June 18 & Sunday June 19 // Lismore Aerodrome, Northern Rivers Aero Club, Airport Dr, South Lismore

This event is open to the public and is a gold coin donation entry with all donations going to the Mates4Mates charity. A variety of aviation related items will be on display, aviation education and careers displays, aircraft displays, joy flights (aircraft, helicopters and balloons), classic car display, emergency services display, market stalls, food vendors and children’s activities. Saturday will be the main day of the event, with joy flights still being available up until noon on the Sunday.

For more info visit www.facebook.com/avunlimitedexpo


Sunday June 19 from 5.30pm – 7pm // Brunswick Heads Beach (near the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club), Beach Rd, Brunswick Heads

The fairy houses on the Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail will be lit with candles, magical lanterns and fairy lights to celebrate the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year which falls on Tuesday June 21. There will also be tiny fairy boats floating on the river near the footbridge and magical lights in the mangroves. The Brunzfairy Trail aims to connect children with the world of imaginative play, the wonder of playing in nature, and the cycles of the seasons. It is lovingly designed to bring out the imaginative child in us all and to foster a sense of joy, fun and play. It is completely free, and designed that way to give families a chance to have no cost fun together.

For more info visit www.facebook.com/brunzfairies



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