Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Grow Your Garden Knowledge

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Grow Your Garden Knowledge

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THE annual celebration of gardening, the Queensland Garden Expo, kicks off today and continues all weekend at the Nambour Showgrounds. The event showcases the best of subtropical plants and the latest ideas for backyard blitzes. An extensive lecture and demonstration program, landscape feature gardens, more than 360 exhibits including 60 nurseries and the giant kitchen garden are just a few of the things visitors can see at the expo. Enjoy great food, entertainment and a range of free children's activities. Visit the website at www.qldgardenexpo.com.au.

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IF YOU are a MasterChef fan, head to Sirocco Noosa today to meet one of the nicest MasterChef contestants, Marion Grasby, as she launches her new cookbook Marion: Recipes And Stories From A Hungry Cook. Marion will be in Noosa for one day only and will host a lunch at Sirocco restaurant featuring her dishes. The three-course lunch with a glass of bubbles costs just $45 per person. Sirocco Noosa is at 2/257 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. Phone 5455 6688 or visit www.sirocconoosa.com.au.

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THE 49th Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival has begun, offering prizemoney in excess of $20,000. Eight different events are played at local clubs over 14 days. This is the only carnival that has an open mixed singles event, with $2800 in prizes. Visit www.scdmba.com.au.

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DON'T just sit back and watch Dancing With The Stars on telly, show your own fancy footwork at The Sunshine Coast Concert Band's Winter Wonderland Dance. The dance will be held tomorrow from 7.30 to 11pm in the Kawana Community Hall (behind the library) in Nanyima Street, Buddina. Ken Chadwick and his band of 40 musicians will play foxtrots, quicksteps, rock 'n roll, waltzes, marilyn, gypsy tap and the progressive barn dance. BYO drinks, glasses and nibbles and party the night away. A table of 12 costs $120 and must be prepaid. Individual bookings are $15. Book on 5477 1037 or email ahwinter@optusnet.com.au

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THE Caxton Street Jazz Band a playing the music of Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and Chris Barber a will be blowing up a storm on Sunday at the Kawana Community Hall in Nanyima St, Buddina. The band's musical influences are drawn from the early Ellington, Armstrong, Bechet, Morton and Bix through to the mainstream jazz of the '30s, '40s and '50s. To book, phone Ted on 5491 6017 or Helen 54381976 (credit cards). The Caxton Street Jazz Band is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club and 104.9 Sunshine FM.

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THE Kings Beach Stunned Mullets are holding a Monster Garage Sale over two weekends. Proceeds from the garage sale will enable the dedicated team of volunteers to raise their annual entry fee to the Island Charity Swim, which benefits the Currimundi and Nambour Special Schools. The garage sale will be held tomorrow and Sunday and July16-17 at 5 Park Place, Caloundra. …

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