TASTY: Easy Cheesy at Cooran will be conducting cheese making workshops this weekend as part of the Gympie Gold Regional Produce’s GourMAY celebration to encourage all to “Eat Local”.
TASTY: Easy Cheesy at Cooran will be conducting cheese making workshops this weekend as part of the Gympie Gold Regional Produce’s GourMAY celebration to encourage all to “Eat Local”. John McCutcheon

Five things to do this weekend in the Gympie region

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FRIDAY MAY 6:

GourMAY is Eat Local Month and is in full swing with a number of "foody" activities this weekend. First up is a fruit bottling course at Cooloola Berries at Wolvi starting at 9am. The two hour course costs $35 per person. Easy Cheesy at Cooran has various cheese making courses over the weekend. Costs, times and days vary. A Rosella festival at Woolooga will be an exciting way to discover hibiscus fruits on Saturday. There'll be cooking demonstrations, farm tours, face painting and food stalls. The fun starts at 9am and entry is $5. And Sunday is the Eumundi Beef farm tour. This free event starts at 9.30am and will be the perfect chance to get up close and personal with some cows.

For more information on any of these and more GourMAY events visit gympieregionalproduce.com.au or phone 1300 307 800.

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SATURDAY MAY 7:

Reverend Andrew Cooper and members of the Anglican Church Committee have organised an "Afternoon Tea Concert". Enjoy a cup of Earl Grey with family and friends, while listening to a live performance of light classical music sounds with the "Gympie Strings".

The concert starts at 3pm at Saint Peters Anglican Church Hall, Lady Mary Terrace, and bookings are desirable with tickets at $5 each. For more information call Dana Wildey on 5482 2494.

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SATURDAY MAY 7:

Widgee's monthly Trash & Treasure Markets are located in the grounds of the Widgee General Store, 2226 Gympie Woolooga Road. Held on the First Saturday of the month from February right through to December, there are always lots of great stalls offering shoppers a wide variety of goods including books, plants, linens, kitchenware, crafts & much, much more.

Entry is free and sites are only $5. For more information phone 5484 0102.

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SATURDAY MAY 7:

The Tin Can Bay Yacht Club will host the 2016 Cooloola Cup including the Cockroach Cup and annual presentation evening starting Saturday. Registration for the cup opens at 9am with the first race of the regatta to kick off at noon. There will be a presentation evening at the yacht club Saturday evening, with more races Sunday.

For more information contact Russell Shannon on 0405 063 894 or email russell_parian@hotmail.com.

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SUNDAY MAY 8:

Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with the exquisite concert of Cello Ballade at Cooran. Don't miss this special visit to the community by two dynamic and internationally acclaimed classical musicians, Louise King on cello and Catherine Guinevere Lynagh on piano. Experience an intimate recital of romantic music for cello and grand piano by Brahms, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Saint-Saens, Arvo Part, Faure, Ravel and Shostakovich.

The show starts at 3pm at the Cooran Memorial Hall at 14 King St, Cooran. For more information call 0415 128 799.

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