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30 Jun 2021

Make your own cutlery keepers with Gretchen Keelty

Gretchen Keelty shows you how to make your own bespoke and practical cutlery wrap so you have your own stylish and practical way to keep your BYO cutlery with you on the go.

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27 Apr 2021

Open Studio Artist in Residence - Libby Derham

This is what Sunshine Coast watercolour artist Libby Derham is investigating in her current body of work. Mapping the diversity of the Lagoon Walk at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Libby creates sensory scrolls and watercolours on paper and recycled envelopes.

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27 Apr 2021

Watercolour workshop with Libby Derham

Join watercolour artist Libby Derham as she guides you through explorations of loose and playful watercolour landscapes. Using the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens as the source of inspiration, participants will learn to seek palettes of colour beyond the immense green canopy and incorporate layering of sensory mark-making to add depth.

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27 Apr 2021

Lifestyles of the cool and scaly: Open forest reptile neighbours

Set in a subtropical mix of urban, rural and natural environment settings, the Sunshine Coast supports an extraordinarily rich biodiversity. This applies particularly to reptiles.

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27 Apr 2021

Wetlands ClimateWatch Walk - record the change

Within this wetland, life thrives in land on the edge of the sea, flooded by freshwater and salty tides. Volunteer guides will help you to explore the varied ecosystems of the sanctuary: wet and dry eucalypt forests, rainforest, melaleuca forest, casuarina woodland, salt marsh and mangroves.

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27 Apr 2021

Walking Whilst Drawing Sensory Walk with Libby Derham

Learn to slow down and soak up the sights, sounds and scents of the reserve rainforest, whilst creating a personal record of your journey on a mark-making scroll.

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27 Apr 2021

The Cedar Rose - a puppet performance

Join Rose Wood on her daily foray into her rainforest sanctuary. Meet Red Cedar, whose ancestors have felled timber in the region for generations. One day the two worlds collide.

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23 Apr 2021

Laura Di Mambro on living a conscious life

Following a degree in architecture and a successful career in interior design in England, Laura moved to Australia, intending to continue her design journey here.

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22 Apr 2021

Holistic Wellness Festival

Prepare your mind, body and spirit for some sweet health hacks and mind-expanding ideas because the Conscious Life Events team is back in 2021!

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22 Apr 2021

Riverside Vibes - Mooloolaba

Life is just better with live music and sunshine! Grab your picnic rug and relax with friends and family as you enjoy original songs by our homegrown Sunny Coast artists .

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22 Apr 2021

Secret Garden - Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

Bring a picnic rug and relax with friends and family in this unique and beautiful setting. FEATURE ARTISTS LUCY GALLANT Lucy Gallant is hailed as one of the most talented indie artists on the scene.

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22 Apr 2021

TOP 5: Sunshine Coast trails by the sea!

Currimundi Lake: ‘Loop the Lake’ walk Rated easy: 3.8km A great circuit alongside both sides of Currimundi Lake and the beach at the end.

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01 Feb 2021

Creative embroidery workshop

You will work closely with Sharka Borsakova, designer and art worker to create your own embroidery, sharing observations, diverse cultural practises and inspirations in personal space.

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02 Dec 2020

Nothing new for Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is also the time of the greatest waste. Food goes uneaten, wrapping goes to landfill, unwanted gifts end up at charity.

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09 Nov 2020

Nothing New for Christmas - Launch RepairLab Workshop Series

EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY TO REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE The NightQuarter RepairLab has a mission to empower the community to participate in the circular economy. The space provides opportunities for the community to meet with skilled local makers, artisans and craftspeople to repair and reuse furniture, clothes, jewellery, bicycles and more.

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12 Oct 2020

FREE AURA CYCLING WORKSHOPS

Guided Aura Social Ride Join us on a cruisy pathway ride of Aura’s incredible cycling infrastructure. This ride is aimed at riders who would like to learn about pathway etiquette and meet some new people whilst experiencing some new pathway routes.

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29 Sep 2020

Virtual Cleantech Conference & Exhibition is happening 24 - 26 November 2020

The three day program will focus on the opportunities for the Cleantech industry as an instigator of innovation, economic development, creative collaborations and inclusive prosperity.

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14 Sep 2020

FABRIC Slow Fashion Artful Living Program

We shine a light on ethically focussed practise, inspired design and resourceful living. This year’s offer includes exhibitions, small bespoke workshops in line with current covid safe regulations, professional development, digital ‘make, fix, and create’ sessions as well as mindful lifestyle podcasts and blogs.

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14 Sep 2020

Kids’ Program: Worm Lasagne and Magic Potion

Our Worm Lasagne method is energy efficient, blocks weeds and generates healthy organic produce. Then we will mix up a batch of “Magic Potion” that will enchant your soil with E.

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28 Aug 2020

The Big Bike Film Night 2020 - Nambour/ Sunshine Coast

Showcasing their 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly designed and devised for the two wheel devotee!

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22 Jul 2020

Doonan Open Data Expo & National Tree Day

Come along on August 2 or 3 to plant a tree for National Tree Day and learn how science, technology and culture helps us care for nature at the Doonan Open Data Expo.

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17 Jul 2020

Annual Humpback Whale Migration – East Coast Australia

During their annual migration of up to 10 000 kilometres, humpbacks can easily be seen off the coast of New South Wales and Queensland.

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24 Apr 2020

Fashion Revolution Week 2020

This is the week, traditionally, when we pause to remember the 1,138 fast fashion workers who tragically lost their lives, with many more who were injured, at the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh on 24th April 2013.

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22 Nov 2019

How to get the most out of your next Op Shop Clothing adventure

Whether you are new to op shopping for clothes or a regular, we thought we would share some useful tips from Emma Willmann, Statement Styling and Katie Roberts, Sustainability in Style who were facilitators for our recent fabric program Op Shop rambles in Maroochydore and Nambour.

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25 Jul 2018

The Slow Clothing way to manage your wardrobe

Jane Milburn is a sustainability consultant and founder of Textile Beat. She upcycled a career in agricultural science and communications to champion Slow Clothing as a creative and ethical way of dressing that engages hands, head and heart.

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14 May 2018

How to introduce your child to craft

Google “craft for kids” and you’ll find thousands of ideas to get you started including painting, drawing, sewing, needlework, pottery, paper crafts and card making.

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02 May 2017

33 Things to do before you're 3!

99 Things To Do Before You’re 3 is Nature Play QLD’s outdoor play solution for infants and toddlers, aged 0 to 3 years. The information on this page has since been developed into an App called GROW with Nature Play.

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