Fundraisers and fun nights out

Dancing with the stars crew ready to rumba.
Dancing with the stars crew ready to rumba. Trevor Veale

Vaine Rabana

What: Listen to the talent of young local Vaine Rabana. Acoustic jam sessions are held every Friday night with happy hour prices for beer and wine with a snack menu available. Full dinner menu will be available from 6pm.

Where: Surf St Cafe, Emerald Beach.

When: Friday from 5pm to 8pm.

Twilight food market

What: Enjoy a food only market outdoors with the family, friends and pooches while enjoying the entertainment at the Twilight food market. Bring a blanket, chair, bottle of wine or beer, sit down, eat and relax.

Where: Park Beach reserve.

When: Friday.

The Twilight Food Markets will be held on the Park Beach reserve on Fridya night..
The Twilight Food Markets will be held on the Park Beach reserve on Fridya night.. Contributed

Light the night

What: Join in on the Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night Walk with Lanterns held at the Twilight food markets. Register and collect your lantern between 5pm and 5.30pm, ready for the official lantern raising ceremony starting at 7.15pm.

Where: Park Beach reserve.

When: Friday from 5pm to 8.30pm.

Light up the night this Friday.
Light up the night this Friday.

Secret Squirrel

What: Celebrate the oncoming weekend with the three piece pub rock band Secret Squirrel as they play an extensive repertoire of music to get the crowd up and moving on their feet to the beat of their songs.

Where: The Hoey Moey.

When: Friday, opening at 6.30pm.

Catch Secret Squirrel at the Hoey Moey.
Catch Secret Squirrel at the Hoey Moey.

Dorrigo community market

What: A small country market bringing locals, community organisations and regional marketeers together to offer locals and visitors a range of fresh produce, plants, pre-loved goods, food, jewellery and more.

Where: Hickory Street, Dorrigo.

When: Saturday, October 7 from 8.30am to noon.

Charlie band

What: The five piece powerhouse musical outfit combined with four vocals is set to make your Sunday session a fun one. The band delivers an endless amount of energy with a repertoire of top 40, rock, funk, and current material.

Where: The Hoey Moey.

When: Sunday, October 8 from 4pm.

National junior oztag championships

What: Don't miss 13 regions compete at the Australian Championships in the three day tournament.

Where: C.ex Coffs international stadium.

When: Friday, October 13 until Sunday, October 15 from 7.30am to 8.30pm.

Visit oztag.com.au

Akmal transparent

What: Spend your night in stitches as Akmal takes to the stage with his funniest show yet. Known for his ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal draws on his Arabic heritage, his experiences immigrating to Australia at the age of 11 and his disillusionment with religion and the modern world to deliver a stand-up show that is fresh, honest and ridiculously funny.

Where: C.ex Coffs.

When: Friday, October 6 at 8pm.

Cost: $45.

Visit cex.com.au

Frenchy unleashed

What: A charming and self-depreciating crowd-work master selling out major comedy festivals and theatres around Australia. He's brining a brand-new hour of inappropriate banter with gumby like moves and observational humour.

Where: C.ex Coffs.

When: Thursday, October 26 from 7.30pm to 10pm.

Cost: $34.40 for adults and $28.50 for concessions.

Visit cex.com.au

Giant Glenreagh garage sale

What: Come along as the whole town comes together to sell new and used items at their garage sale. All are welcome to come in for bargains galore.

Where: Glenreagh.

When: Saturday, October 14 from 7.30am to 2pm.

Stars of Coffs Coast 2017

What: Save the date and come together to support the event to beat cancer. The gala fundraiser supports Cancer Council NSW as local faces take to the floor to dance for cancer.

Where: C.ex Coffs.

When: Saturday, October 28 from 6.15pm to 11pm.

All systems are go for golf festival

GOLF GALORE: The Coffs Harbour Golf Club is about to embark on its busiest period of the year as it hosts the 67th annual Great Northern Festival of Golf.

67th annual Great Northern Festival of Golf tees off this weekend.

Country Championships offers a judo challenge

GOLD POWER: Obi Laidlaw from Coffs Harbour PCYC Judo Club (in white) lifts his opponent in a risky throw on his way to a gold medal during last year's Country Championships.

Judo NSW Country Championships at Sportz Central this weekend.

A busy time in the surf

Paddling out on the boards during the Hugo Smyth Memorial Island Classic hosted by Coffs Harbour SLSC at Park Beach.Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Coffs Harbour SLSC hosts a couple of big events this weekend.

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