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Maleny Singers present Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

17/06/2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Maleny Singers, bDifferent Dance Academy, and Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra are deep in rehearsal for their show in June. The story, on one level. Is for children, with a dragon, an evil queen, and a Prince who rescues a lovely maiden. On another level, it is a morality play, with an ‘everyman’ comic birdcatcher, and a priesthood with Masonic principles of wisdom and forgiveness. Throughout, the music is late Mozart – light, delightful, and moving. It is the second-most performed opera worldwide, and fans will hear why. Director Margaret Taylor has judiciously abbreviated the text, and the Singers’ favourite soloists and chorus are rehearsing with dedication and humour. There will be lively dancers, colourful costumes, and our tuneful orchestra to add to your enjoyment. Performance dates are as follows: Saturday June 17th, at 6:30 pm; Sunday June 18th at 2pm; Saturday June 24th at 4pm; and Sunday June 25th at 2pm at the Maleny community Centre. Tickets can be booked on https://www.trybooking.com/280878 or by visiting the Maleny Visitor Centre


Maleny Arts and Crafts Group May Fair

28/04/2017 Fri - Sun 9am - 4pm, Mon 9am - 3pm

The Maleny Arts and Crafts Group will hold its annual May Fair at the Maleny Community Centre from Friday 28th April until Monday 1st May. There will be a great range of unique, handcrafted homewares, fashion items and gifts available for sale all made by our talented members. The fair will open at 9am each day. Entry is free and EFTPOS is available. For more information please visit our Facebook or Instagram page or visit http://www.malenyartsandcrafts.blogspot.com.au


Kings Beach heritage signs launch

03/05/2017 10:45am - 11:45am

Sunshine Coast Council cordially invites you to celebrate the launch of the Kings Beach heritage interpretive signage. Lions Park picnic tables, opposite 7 Ormonde Terrace, Kings Beach Come along and view the life-size Picture Sunshine Coast images showcasing classic Kings Beach scenes from the 1920s to the 1950s. The signage commemorates the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast and celebrates our region’s history. Light refreshments provided.


Heritage Discovery Weekend

06/05/2017 9am - 5pm

Over 12 local museums and heritage places open their doors over this special weekend to celebrate the heritage of the Sunshine Coast.


Imperfect Beauty by Rowley Drysdale

08/04/2017 10am to 5pm

Art on Cairncross presents Imperfect Beauty, wood fired ceramics by Rowley Drysdale. Rowley Drysdale has been a professional artist for over 25 years with a particular passion for wood-fired ceramics. His new exhibition “Imperfect Beauty” explores the idea that perfection does not embody beauty, in fact it is the imperfections in things which add to their individuality and allure. From small vessels to intriguing mixed media wall hangings, these works show that beauty is often unexpected, but always inspiring.

Crystal Waters

Crystal Waters Offers Reclusive Markets

THE FIRST things noticed about market day at the Crystal Waters community is just how many people attend the so-called remote location on market day; the second is the beautiful overarching canopy provided by the huge shade trees at the market site. The markets are held on the first Saturday of each month, providing the range of usual market fare, but with an organic and natural edge – clothing, health products, tasty food, organic fruit and vegetables, coffee outlets, and even organic ice cream. Musicians play at the open mic on the Community Deck, there’s a playground for kids if they get bored, and Les’ Sourdough Bakery, a permanent future in the community, sells traditional sourdough breads as well as coffee. Les’ bakery is actually open every Saturday morning and provides a central location for social interaction by the community’s residents and visitors. The Crystal Waters community has long been regarded by many as being isolated, but, in actual fact, it is just a 7 km drive up Aherns Road, which comes off Maleny-Kenilworth Road just a couple of kilometers on the Maleny side of Conondale. Crystal Waters is less than half an hour’s drive from Maleny. As is the case in the Conondale region, which is surrounded by mountains, mobile phone coverage is a big tricky, which can add to the false feeling of remoteness. Ally Bing, the Chairperson of the Crystal Waters Co-op, notes there are about 250 residents living in the community, which focusses on organic and sustainable living. There are two overarching rules at the community: no dogs and cats, and no restricted pesticides – as a spin off of these rules, the residents share their common areas with local native wildlife. The Co-op is responsible for the management of the community, as well as hosting the markets, managing the camping and cabins of its Eco Park Centre, hiring of garden plots and managing the hiring of […]

wedding summer showcase

Hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase

THE SKIES were clear but the temperatures did soar on the 14th and 15th January for the 2017 Hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase. Venues across the Magnificent Sunshine Coast Hinterland opened their doors to brides and grooms from all over making it a one stop location to plan the most important day of their lives. It was an amazing success with many brides braving the heat to see the venues and meet the wedding service providers. If you missed this showcase no need to panic there is another one next year so visit the Hinterland Tourism website to keep up to date.

Mary Cairncross

New Mary Cairncross Building Opening Soon

Construction of the impressive new tourist building at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is on track for a March opening. Mary Cairncross Scenic  Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre is being built at a cost of $4.7 million, supported by $1 million funding from the Queensland Tourism Infrastructure Fund. The centre looks impressive with classic rock walls and a deck that overlooks what is arguably one of the Sunshine Coast’s most stunning views, over the Glasshouse Mountains. The centre is also the gateway to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve’s walking tracks through the adjacent rainforest. The forest is home to a wide array of Australian flora and fauna in a peaceful setting not far from the Maleny township. The Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Management Advisory Committee is also dedicating $250,000 to the construction project.