TOP THINGS TO DO: Weekend of fun for families
Lines in the Sand
WHAT: A series of events will be held across the region aimed at inspiring readers and writers, including author talks, workshops and competitions. The program will include presentations at the University of the Sunshine Coast campus, including a talk by Caylie Jeffery and a keynote speech from Kerry O'Brien. There will be writing workshops, publishing tips and book signings.
WHEN: See the council's website for session times.
WHERE: USC's Fraser Coast campus and Hervey Bay Library.
Hot Chilli Rollers
WHEN: Today, open to public from noon.
WHERE: Maryborough Showgrounds.
DETAILS: The two-day junior roller derby development experience will include training boot camps each morning and two action-packed bouts of an afternoon. There will be a full canteen at the event.
COST: $5 to $20
Toogoom Family Fishing Competition
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Toogoom Community Hall for raffles and presentations.
WHAT: The event focus on fun and sustainable fishing practices.
There will be the usual great fishing prizes, super draws and family fun. On the Saturday at the grounds of the Toogoom Community Hall in Toogoom Road.
COST: Entry is $25 for adults and $5 for kids.
Hervey Bay Spring Orchid and Garden Spectacular
WHEN: Saturday from 8am to 4pm and Sunday from 8am to 2pm.
WHERE: Xavier Catholic College.
DETAILS: There will be six Orchid Society displays from Gympie, Maryborough, Childers, Bundaberg, Agnes Waters and Hervey Bay, featuring more than 100 orchids each.
There will be 12 vendors selling orchids and other types of plants and gardening goods.
COST: $5 per ticket, including a free Devonshire tea or coffee
Skyline Ferris Wheel
WHAT: Get a bird's eye view of the Bay from the top of the nation's largest transportable ferris wheel.
WHEN: Rides from 10am-9pm (Saturday) and 10am-8pm (Sunday).
WHERE: Pialba Esplanade, near the all-abilities park.
COST: Single admission $10, seniors $8, gondola (six riders) $30. Book at skylineattractions.com.au or at the booth.
WetSide Light Show Spectacular
WHEN: Today from 7pm
WHERE: WetSide Water Park, Pialba
DETAILS: The fountain light show will go ahead on Saturday night, lighting up Hervey Bay's water park.
Fire Open Day
WHEN: Saturday from 9am to 11am.
WHERE: Craignish Fire and Rescue Station
WHAT: Your chance to meet some of the region's heroes and learn how to stay safe during bushfire season.
WHEN: Racing starts from 4pm
WHERE: 300 Gympie Rd, Tinana
WHAT: The first round of the Junior Sedans and Production Sedan Super Series.
COST: Entry for adults is $25, kids under 12 are free, $20 for concessions
Model T Ford National Tour
WHAT: Maryborough will host the the largest collection of Model T Fords to be seen in Queensland.
WHEN: The event will kick off tomorrow and will continue until October 5.
WHERE: Members will meet on Sunday for a registration ceremony at the Brolga, where the cannon will be fired by Mary Heritage, followed by a welcome meal for the members. The Brolga will be the event headquarters for the week.
Joeys Mini World Cup
WHAT: The Fraser Coast Sports Precinct will come alive over the next week as football players gather to play in the 2019 Joeys Mini World cup.
WHEN: The opening ceremony will be held on Sunday with four games kicking off from 5.30pm.
WHERE: The Fraser Coast Sports Precinct.