Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Things to Do This Week

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Things to Do This Week

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Home and lifestyle expo

HEAD to the Mackay Home and Lifestyle Expo this weekend for all the latest in home building, renovation ideas, furnishings, outdoor living, lifestyle, health and recreation products. A great day for the family, with an onsite food court, coffee, free entertainment and prizes. On today from 8.30am a 5pm and tomorrow 8.30am a 4pm at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC). Cost adult $8; seniors $6; children free with accompanying adult.

Bikes and boats

TAKE a trip to Kinchant Waters Retreat, Kinchant Dam, for the Cross Piston Saloon Bike, Boat & Tattoo Show today. The all ages fundraiser includes live band, stalls, sensory circus tribe, licensed bar, hot food and more. On from noon to late, entry is $5.

Car boot sale

YOU never know what you'll find at a car boot sale. Try your luck at a boot sale being held at the Uniting Church Ground, Walkerston from 8am a noon today. The day also includes car wash, trash and treasure, face painting, sausage sizzle, homemade goodies and Devonshire morning teas. Site space may be available for cars registering on the day; cost is $10. Visitor entry free.


THE weekly markets are back in their usual location. Stroll through the Mackay City Centre (Victoria St) tomorrow morning and browse market stalls including fresh local produce, fresh flowers, homemade treats and local arts and crafts. On from 8am a 12.30pm.

Sweet Taste of Sugar tour

TAKE the kids on a Polstone Sugar Farm tour these holidays with farmer Cec Brown at Homebush, and learn how sugarcane is grown on the farm. Runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 1.30pm or groups anytime by arrangement. Admission includes refreshments. Cost is adult $16.50; family $39.60. Bookings essential call Marion 4959 7298.


TAKE in the photographic exhibition: Secrets of the Pioneer by David Phillips, Mitch Galletly and John Robertson. …

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