2 exhibitions open at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple St, Cooroy, tonight, Fri 18 Oct: Journey of Discovery with works by Cliff Bauer and Sylvia Free, and From Within by Anna Howard and Vit Martinek.
All welcome to attend the opening from 6pm, free, with live music and canapés provided, cash bar available. The exhibitions continue to 26 November, open Tues to Sun, 10am to 3pm.
Noosa Junction Twilight Market, Arcadia St, this Fri 18 Oct, 5-9pm has food stalls, food trucks, drinks at happy hour prices all night at the pop-up bar, artisan stalls and live music.
Silent movie: Silent movie The Clinging Vine screens at the Majestic Theatre Pomona this Sun 20 Oct from noon during the Sunshine Coast Open House event. Tickets $15 at the door (children free), Factory St, Pomona
Bring the family, camping chairs and picnic blankets for a free screening of The Castle on the greens at Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort, Links Drive, Noosa Heads, Fri 18 Oct.
Food trucks and licensed bar from 5pm, movie starts at 6.30pm, with cartoons beforehand. No BYO food or beverages. Gold coin donation to Katie Rose Hospice.
Please register your interest at noosasprings.com.au/movie-under-the-stars/ to go in the draw to win 2 rounds of golf or 2 thermal suite experiences (drawn on the night). Indoors screening if wet weather.
The new Art Tours Noosa guided tours take you to a selection of Sunshine Coast studios and galleries, from Hastings Street to hinterland and from pop art to ceramics, sculptures to surf art, landscapes to abstracts - and more. As a launch welcome special, you can save 20% in September and October on both the Half-Day and Art Afternoon tours. Go behind-the-scenes and receive 2 complimentary drinks by award-winning Freeman Vineyards and local brewery Land & Sea Brewing. See the Art Tours Noosa offer
Noosa Festival of Pinball: It’s 3 days of pinball extravaganza with 4 comps at Land & Sea Brewery, 19 Venture Drive, Noosaville, 18-20 Oct (Fri from 6pm, Sat from 10am til late, Sun from 11am-5pm). There’s vintage and new pinnies for all ages and skill levels. See facebook.com/landandseabrewery for info
Hiring a bike or joining a guided bicycle tour are great ways to see some of Noosa’s sights.
Bike On Noosa has a large range of road bikes, mountain bikes, family bikes and e-bikes for hire, delivered to your accommodation, including helmets, locks and a map, or join them behind the beach on a fully guided tour in the Wooroi mountain bike trails or Off the Top from Mt Tinbeerwah. Ph 5474 3322.
Ecotekk Noosa has free delivery and pick-up in Noosa for hire from $39. Join their Fat Bike Beach Tour and cruise along Noosa North Shore, their Mt Tinbeerwah scenic tour, see Noosa on a 1hr tour or join the 3hr Surf Beach Trail – ph 0426 246 342.
Pink Precinct Fun Trail: Cooroy’s streets will be awash with walkers in weird and wacky pink outfits this Sat 19 Oct as they join a pink treasure hunt, raising funds and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Dress in pink, turn up at the Cooroy Memorial Hall at 8.30am, purchase a passport for a gold coin donation and embark on a fun trail around Cooroy, with prizes, raffles and lucky door prizes
Fun Day 4 Kids: The Sunday Fun Day 4 Kids this Sun 20 Oct, 1-3pm at Noosa Dolphins Rugby Club, Bicentennial Drive, Sunshine Beach will be a whole lot of fun for kids while supporting the K.I.D.S. Foundation. Two Giant bikes will be raffled, there are lucky door prizes and a KIDS Lucky Duck Race. Free entry but please register at kidsfoundation.org.au. Stay on for live music with Claptomaniacs from 3-6pm
There’s been plenty of whale action in the waters off Noosa and you can join in with whale watching tours into Laguna Bay and around the Noosa National Park headland. Noosa Wave also has swim with the whales experiences – ph 0458 997 188. Noosa Whale Watching Centre (ph 0412 735 624) and Noosa Ocean Rider (ph 0438 386 255) take you whale watching on their ocean thrill tours and offer a free courtesy bus for Noosa area pick-ups
Take a half-day tour in a private mini-bus with Sunshine Coast Tour Company and discover the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s rainforests, waterfalls and other natural wonders. Have lunch with an amazing view! Departs Noosa every Saturday with pick-up from your holiday accommodation. Ph 0412 880 056
The Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society Noosa has a double lecture this Sat 19 Oct from 3pm with UK landscape architect Marilyn Elm. Her lecture, For the Love of Flowers – Through the Ages covers Pagan and Christian rituals, Tulipmania, Empress Josephine’s “rose ships”, Victorian Obsessions with Exotics, Art Nouveau Design and more. It’s at St Mary’s Church Hall, 17 William St, Tewantin, $25, must book on 0436 323 776 or email email@example.com
Sean Tretheway, The Noosa Magician since 1984, performs every Fri and Sat night at Bombetta, Noosa Junction. Be amazed over dinner! And Nickleby the Magician does a riving performance at Tewantin Noosa RSL every Wed from 6.30pm in the South Bar.