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Here's five things to do on the Coast today

1. Readers and Writers Festival

WHERE: Venues across Coolum including the main venue at Coolum Civic Centre and Jack Morgan Park

WHEN: Today and tomorrow.

INFO: www.sunshinecoast readersandwritersfestival.com

COST: Tickets are available in various packages online or at the festival office at Coolum Civic Centre during the weekend. Single-session tickets available at the office

THE two-day, one-night festival features author presentations and panel discussions on a host of topics including social issues, travel, sports writing, environmental concerns, our Australian beach culture, character and plot development in writing, publishing pitfalls and more.

2. Julius Caesar

WHERE: The Events, Centre, Caloundra

WHEN: Today at 7.30pm.

INFO: Call 54914240 or visit www.theeventscentre.com.au

COST: Adults $35, concessions, student or child (aged 2-17) $25, groups of 20 or more $20

DIRECTOR Jo Loth has assembled a stellar team of theatre experts and young talent for her production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The cast features the leading lights of Sunshine Coast theatre including Rainee Skinner, Mary Eggleston and Angel Kosch, who, in defiance of gender norms, will be playing Mark Antony, Cassius and Brutus respectively.

3. Festival of Community Halls

WHERE: Various halls across the region

WHEN: August and September

INFO: www.sunshinecoast communityhalls.com

SMALL venues across the Sunshine Coast will be lighting up as part of the Festival of Community Halls to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast. Throughout Athis month and September, more than 18 halls will host a series of unique events and activities and highlight the part halls play in a community.

4. From Mountains To The Sea

WHERE: USC Art Gallery at USC’s main campus on Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs. Open from 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday

WHEN: From now to August 19

COST: Free

FROM The Mountains To The Sea: Sunshine Coast Stories brings together objects, artworks and memorabilia that span from ancient times through to the present day. The exhibition helps mark the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast. Ma and Pa Bendall’s surfboards are a real slice of the Coast’s surf culture and some of the region’s recent tourism history is captured in items from local theme parks such as the Pineapple Pete costume from the Big Pineapple.

5. Supercar Reunion

WHERE: Caloundra Events Centre

WHEN: Today and tomorrow

INFO: 54383000

DID you know the Sunshine Coast produced Australia’s only mid-engined supercar, the Giocattolo? Only 15 of the vehicles were made in Caloundra during the late 1980s before the company folded. A reunion of most of the surviving cars will be staged at the Caloundra Events Centre this weekend. Check out the Facebook page “Giocattolo – the Supercar from Caloundra”. The event is supporting local charity Inclusive Kids.



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