OCTOBER EVENTS @ THE FRASER COAST QLD

What’s on @ the fraser coast in october
5 to 12 October Australian Caravan Club National Muster Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park
9 October Maryborough Youth Choir concert 4pm Adults $5, Children/Concession $3, Family $15 Maryborough City Hall
9 October Fraser Coast Choruses Annual Concert 2pm & 7pm Adults $12, Children $5, Concession/Members $10, Family $25 Hervey House, Hervey Bay RSL Club
9 & 10 October Maryborough Kennel Club Dog Show Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park
9 & 10 October Maryborough Harness and Saddle Pleasure Club – Masters’ Games Harness Show and Ploughing Light and Heavy Horses Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park
10 October Sunday in the Park – free Pier Park, Urangan
10 October Friends of the Gallery day trip to Brisbane for Valentino, Retrospective: Past, Present and Future exhibition Book at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
13 October FCRC Ordinary Meeting at 9.30am followed by Community and Development Committee meeting Hervey Bay Council Chamber
16 October Mudskippers Club workshop on cartooning/illustrations with artist Sarah Mitchell Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
16 October Torbanlea Picnic Races Torbanlea Race Track
16 October Carousel by Rogers and Hammerstein 2pm Adults $35, Children $20, Concession/Seniors $32 Groups 10+ $30 Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
20 October FCRC Organisational Services Committee meeting 9.30am Maryborough Council Chamber
27 October FCRC Ordinary meeting at 9.30am followed by Community and Development Committee meeting Maryborough Council Chamber
Now until 30 October Suburban Goddess by Christine Turner Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough
Now until 6 November Collective 35 Wide Bay Burnett Potters Association’s 35th annual exhibition Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
Now until 6 November A Personal Odyssey by John Winch Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

More Fraser Coast events …

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FLOWER POWER IN MARYBOROUGH FRASER COAST QLD

Watch these spaces and see them bloom
Remember to visit Queens Park Maryborough on Remembrance Day (11 November) because Council parks staff are predicting it will be awash with floral colour following extensive planting of annuals in September.

Team leader Marshall Nuttall said staff have planted petunias, cockscomb and celosia in the Judges’ Walk and fairy fountain beds and yellow and orange marigolds around the cenotaph.

“Once the plants are in full flower we can expect a few months of wonderful colour in this top section of the park,” he said.

Council parks staff have also drained and cleaned the Queens Park pond and thinned and pruned the plants in and around the pond.

Summer blooming in the Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens in Kent Street is also expected to be spectacular this summer.

The rose plants were cut right back in July to encourage vigorous growth, the beds were freshly mulched and new name plaques were installed on recycled plastic posts.

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COMMUNITY SAFETY IN THE FRASER COAST

Community safety – It’s everyone’s business


You are invited to a two-part Community Safety Forum hosted by the Fraser Coast Regional Council and the Queensland Police Service.

Part one, at the Hervey Bay Boat Club on 21 October 2010, provides an opportunity to share practical crime prevention and community safety initiatives suitable for the Wide Bay Burnett.

Register online at the Council’s website www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au or on the day 30 minutes before the 8.45am conference start time.

Part two, the Seniors’ Forum, at the Hervey Bay Senior Citizens Hall, Denman Camp Road, addresses prevention of on-line fraud and elder abuse.

Speakers include Dr Cassandra Cross from Queensland Police Service and Ms Fiona Payne of Seniors Legal and Support Services. Morning tea provided.

Register by phoning 4125 6329.

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HERITAGE ICONS FOR THE STATEWIDE REGISTER. SUGGESTIONS WELCOME FOR THE FRASER COAST QLD

Help preserve our heritage
The Council is preparing a Local Heritage Register listing places of heritage significance on the Fraser Coast, to comply with the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.

Everyone’s invited to a series of information sessions to determine the community’s views on its heritage and to help identify the social significance of sites to be recognised.

Properties currently identified under existing planning schemes or in previous studies will be assessed first.

The Council will contact owners of any places identified for inclusion.

For more information go to the Council’s website www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Senior Strategic Planner Jeff Brannan on 1300 79 49 29.

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BIKE RIDE FOR CHARITY IN HERVEY BAY @ THE FRASER COAST

On your bike for Tour de Bay charity ride!

Wake up the kids early, hop on your bikes and pedal to the Urangan Community Centre, Elizabeth Street, Hervey Bay for the start of the 2010 Tour de Bay Charity Bike Ride at 7am on Sunday October 31.

Organised by the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre and Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise, the ride aims to raise more than a sweat – all proceeds go to the Hervey Bay Youth Mentoring Program.

Choose an easy flat run for beginners and younger folk or the challenging loop for more experienced cyclists to take in some of Hervey Bay’s high country.

Water and healthy snacks will be provided along the route. The ride finishes back at the Urangan Community Centre where a Community Breakfast will be ready to welcome all intrepid riders!

Money raisers earn prizes.

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NUDE FOOD IS NOT RUDE, INDULGE YOURSELF @ THE FRASER COAST

Enjoy your food nude!


As part of Nutrition Week, everyone’s challenged to pack a lunch on Wednesday 13 October without wrapping – a rubbish-free lunch box!

Nude Food Day encourages us to toss the rubbish in favour of healthy fresh unwrapped food.

Not only is it good for us, it is good for the planet to reduce packaging waste.

For more go to www.nudefoodday.com.au

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MICK KRUGER MESSAGE FOR ANGEL FLIGHT FUND RAISER

Message from the Mayor
Hello

The Fraser Coast Regional Council, on behalf of our region, is supporting Angel Flight by entering the Outback Trailblazer fundraiser and we are inviting you to help raise at least $10,000 for this worthy cause.

The Council’s CEO Andrew Brien and two senior staff members will head off on the six-day 4WD rally through outback Queensland on October 17.

As part of their fund-raising effort they are selling raffle tickets across the region through Council’s Customer Service Centres and libraries and Visitor Information Centres. Bulk tickets and sponsorship packages are available from Kevin Corcoran on 4197 4500.

We are delighted with the support we have received so far from businesses and residents keen to support the project.

Angel Flight is a fantastic cause that helps people in regional areas, including the Fraser Coast, access medical services quickly. I hope you will be part of this regional effort to raise these much needed funds.

For more information on Outback Trailblazer go to www.outbacktrailblazer.com.au

Mick Kruger
Fraser Coast Mayor

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