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10 things to do this weekend in Gympie

SHOW STOPPERS: Performing at last year's Gympie Show Ball were Farrah Roongsang and Janaya Weber.
SHOW STOPPERS: Performing at last year's Gympie Show Ball were Farrah Roongsang and Janaya Weber. David Crossley

1. Gympie Show Ball

WHERE:

Gympie Civic Centre

WHEN:

Saturday, 6.30pm.

COST:

$55 per head or $5 to view from the gallery

GLAMOUR and romance are the order of the evening with the annual Gympie Show Ball.

The theme for the evening is 'Golden Era' and your $55 ticket will get you a delicious three-course meal and an evening of dancing with music from The Dukes of Rhythm.

Or, you can watch all the action from the gallery for $5 and witness the crowning of the Show Princesses.

2. Widgee Country Music Festival

WHERE:

Widgee Showgrounds.

WHEN:

Saturday and Sunday from 9am.

COST:

$20 for entire weekend.

IT'S going to be a weekend packed with music and entertainment for young and old with some great walk-up artists followed by the Webb Brothers Talent Quest from 12-4pm.

The quest is open to all age groups with fabulous trophies and cash prizes to be won.

The entertainment line-up includes Karen Thomsen, Sista Lee, Got Ya Covered and Linda Hansen with those spectacular and highly entertaining Hilly Billy Goats appearing on centre stage from 8-9.30pm tonight, and Sunday morning's line-up includes Bob Cole and Natalya Lee.

There's plenty of on-site parking, loads of camping sites with all amenities plus food and drinks available from the Bushman's Bar & Kitchen.

Inquiries Ronnie J 54840335 or phone the hall direct on 54840282.

3. Rockfest

WHERE:

Rainbow Beach Sports, Recreation and Memorial Club.

WHEN:

Tonight, 8pm.

COST:

$10.

COME down and have a night of rock and roll. It is one not to miss with two international rock acts taking the stage; Jester Voodoo and The Rock 'N Roll Deputyz.

4. Little Haven Jumble Sale

WHERE:

St Peter's Church Hall, Lady Mary Terrace.

WHEN:

Saturday, 8am-4pm and Sunday, 8am-1pm.

HEAD along to the Little Haven Jumble Sale and purchase men, women and children's quality clothing for only $1 each item. All proceeds will go to Little Haven Palliative Care. For information call 54829091.

5. Gympie Devils Game

WHERE:

Albert Park.

WHEN:

Saturday, 5pm.

COSTS:

Price on admission.

GET ready to cheer on the home side when the Gympie Devils clash with the Beerwah Bulldogs in a must-win affair not to be missed. There will be food and alcohol available for purchase.

6. Farren Jones Duo

WHERE:

Jockey Club Hotel, Exhibition Rd.

WHEN:

Sunday, 2pm.

THE Farren Jones Duo will be in the sports bar for your listening pleasure. Chill out and enjoy a Sunday session at the Jockey Club Hotel.

7. Rally Day

WHERE:

Gympie & District Pony Club, Jane St.

WHEN:

Sunday, 7.30am.

DUE to rain, holidays and Easter, the Gympie and District Pony Club have made arrangements for a make up Rally Day. The event will kick off once set up is complete and gymkhana skills will also be on show.

8. Gympie Skid Pan

WHERE:

Roadcraft Driver Education Centre, 36 Drummond Drive.

WHEN:

Sunday, 8.30am-3.30pm.

COST:

$155 in own vehicle.

ALL registered vehicles are welcome, this includes all drive types from front, rear and all-wheel drives.

The event will run for seven hours and is limited to 18 drivers, and is open to licensed drivers only.

9. Suncoast Calisthenics Competition

WHERE:

Heritage Theatre, Mellor St.

WHEN:

Sunday, 8am-5.30pm.

IF DANCE is your thing, get along and see this competition of junior, senior and master dancers performing in solo, duo or graceful heats.

10. Cooloola Heat

WHERE:

Hockey Club, Power Rd.

WHEN:

Sunday, 3pm.

COST:

Free.

THE Heat play Flinders in this no-holds-barred match Sunday. Cheer on the locals.

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