The Abbey Museum's archaeological digs are always good fun.
The Abbey Museum's archaeological digs are always good fun.

Digging up more school holiday fun

WITH spring well and truly under way, football finals and the Caloundra Music Festival looming, there are more events to put in the diary than you can poke a stick at.

So what takes your fancy?

Hinterland holiday fun

  • Caboolture: Monday, September 30, 9.30am–3pm, join in the archaeology activities at the Abbey Museum. Learn how to dig it and discover. For ticket prices, go to
  • Free activities at both the Beerwah and Maleny Libraries: check the council libraries website for details.
  • Beerwah: Glasshouse Mountains Riding School September/October holiday confidence workshops run from 9am-3pm at a cost of $130 or two-days/one-night sleepover for $270. Call Belinda for further details and to book on 0404 497 127.

• Beerwah Library: Cartoon Dave comes to the library on Tuesday, October 1, for a free workshop for children aged 8-16. Register on the library website.

• Witta: Witta Tennis Club will host its Kids’ Tennis Day from 8am on Wednesday, October 2. Cost is $25 per child. Register by texting 0437 295 501 or 0417 625 195.

• Maleny and Beerwah Libraries — A free code-maker workshop will be held for ages seven to 12. Registration is required on the library website.

Take-a-kid-fishing day

IF YOUR children like to fish or want to compete in a little competition, head along on Sunday to the Caloundra Power Boat Club and sign up for the day’s events.

Help youngsters try their hand at catching the big one. It’s a good day to teach your children or grandchildren about fishing safety and water safety.

Registration is from 7am. The weigh-in closes at 11am, followed by presentations.


TREEHUGGING Kids will learn to make bee boxes with Julian. Or join in the group planting around the lake edges at Woodfordia. Take along a shovel, gloves, bucket, hat and your own food for the planting. Enclosed footwear is a must.

Sunday will see ex-president Des Ritchie presented with his special gift. Des a passionate supporter of Treehuggers, and his integral work at Woodford has left a living legacy. From 1pm on Sunday, head along and honour Des and his work.

Treehuggers and potential members arrive Saturday afternoon and set up camp in time for the family-oriented social fireside session.

BYO dinner, your singing voice and instruments to join the musical fun around the fire. Alternatively, come early Sunday morning in time for the working bee (8am for 8.30am-12.30pm).

Take sturdy covered shoes, gloves, a hat, sun cream and plenty of water. Take something to share for morning tea or a salad to share with the barbecue lunch, which is supplied.

The working bee is held the last Sunday of every month from 8.30—10am and 10.30am–12.30pm at Festival Hall.

To join in, email Paul at with your details and look up the Treehuggers Facebook Group

At the libraries

Tea blending — Create your own brew. Not alcoholic but tea, of course. Use various blends to create your own chias, flavours and morning tea cups of happiness. Botanist Monica Naples will present her classes from October 8-November 7, with eight sessions throughout the libraries on the Coast.

Better Breakups — October 9-November 7, presented by Micaela Chomley, from Chomley Family Law. When couples separate, it can be like a maze finding a way through a difficult path. Not all separations have to be hard and painful. If you are separating, this might be useful for you to head along to and speak with skilled professionals who can help you navigate your way through.

Home schooling — Are you keen to find out more, or would you like to see how to make “the world your classroom”? Join tutor and home schooling consultant Csilla Tottszer as she parts with her knowledge. Workshops are from October 10-25.

Substance misused — Learn about coping mechanisms of substance misuse and how to deal with aspects that need to be addressed in practical ways. This workshop is put together by local teen group Lives Lived Well. Workshops are from October 17-November 1.

To register for sessions, go to

Maleny Runfest

MALENY Runfest 2019 is on October 13, starting at the Maleny Showgrounds and raising funds for the Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.

Run the 21.1km half marathon, 10km, 5km or 3km events.

For more details and to enter, go to

Mary Cairncross

THE Friends of Mary Cairncross Association AGM will be held at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve at 9.30am on Saturday, October 19.

All members and interested people are invited to head along for the morning’s proceedings. A $10 annual membership fee is due in October.

Buy a bale

DON’T forget to support our “extended families” out western who are suffering in drought-affected areas, which is pretty much everywhere at the moment.

Go for a short or long holiday in the outback or you can lend your support by donating at

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