Gigs, events in the region

Sean Fox

We have compiled a list of coming events across our region.

See below where you can attend an array of activities and entertainment offerings.

-Emu Park Lions Bell Park Markets. The Emu Park Lions Bell Park Markets are held on the third Sunday of each month at Bell Park, Emu Park from 8am to 12 noon. Market stalls feature a variety of arts and crafts, food, coffee, local fresh fruit and vegetables, home made products, adults/children’s fashion, bric-a -brac, jewellery, plants, books, timber craft, collectables, and more. Live music to entertain while browsing this popular market. Everyone welcome. Free entry. Enquiries phone 0407 178 011.

– Mindfulness and compassion meditation is held every Saturday from 4.30pm to 5.30pm at the Women’s Health Centre at 225 Bolsover St, Rockhampton. Run by Sama, a Buddhist nun in the Theravada tradition, the sessions focus on the Buddha’s ’Four foundations of mindfulness’: mindfulness of body, feelings, thoughts and mental states. Bring your own cushion, chairs provided. Attendance is free but donations to the Women’s Health Centre are very welcome. Contact bmsmetta@gmail.com or 0478 630 888 (text is preferred).

– Yeppoon Community Markets: The Yeppoon Community Market is held each Saturday morning at the Yeppoon Showgrounds from 6am to 10am. Arrive early for your choice of the freshest local fruit and vegetables the Capricorn Coast has to offer.

– Rocky Racecourse Markets, Callaghan Park. Rocky Racecourse Markets are held every Sunday at Callaghan Park, Rockhampton from 6am to noon. The markets have a variety of stall, local fresh fruit and veggies, and good range of organic fruit and exotic fruits, locally made cakes and biscuits, chutneys and preserves, jewellery, bric-a-brac, ladies and children’s fashions, collectable coins and notes, plants, and timber craft. A recent addition to the markets is organic pork, beef and dairy products, and for a relaxing change try reflexology. Disney character appearances throughout the year will keep the kids entertained.

– Archer Park Rail Museum: The Archer Park Rail Museum in Denison Street, Rockhampton will be open this Sunday 9am to 1pm. Tram Rides start at 10am.

Bring the family along to look through the carriages and steam and diesel engines, change the train signals, see the Morse Code Table and lots more! You can also enjoy a morning tea in the Refreshment Room.

– Handmade in Heaven: HIH Women’s Conference. Saturday, 23 October from 6pm to 9pm. Yeppoon Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1 Fred Lawn Drive. Coffee and dessert evening. Guest speaker is Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby. Registrations are essential before the event. Cost is $30 per person. Registrations will close on Sunday, 17 October. Register at: tinyurl.com/ywmchih2021.

– Emu Park Oktoberfest. Saturday, 23 October from 11am. Bell Park, Emu Park. Visit trybooking.com for tickets.

– The Sound of Music. Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton. Friday, 29 October from 7.30pm, Saturday, 30 October (two showings) from 1.30pm and 7.30pm, and Sunday 31 October from 1.30pm. Adult $54, concession $49 and children $40.

– Kids Halloween Party. Saturday, 30 October from 5pm. Pacific Hotel, Yeppoon. Phone (07) 4939 5681.

– 2021 Festival of Small Halls. Sunday, 24 October from 6pm. Sandstone Wonders, Biloela. Visit sandstonewonders.com for more information.

– Spring Fun Fiesta. Cedric Archer Park, Gracemere. Saturday, 30 October from 1pm.

– Biloela Ladies Night. Biloela Bowls Club, Gladstone Rd. Friday, 3 December from 8pm. Visit eventbrite.com.au for tickets and more information.

– 2021 Rotary Biloela Annual Market Day. Saturday, 30 October from 9am. Biloela Civic Centre. Visit sandstonewonders.com for more information.

– Colour Me Capricorn Biloela. Discovery Parks, Biloela.

– John Williamson. Live at the Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton. Tuesday, 2 November from 7.30pm. Cost: adults $64, concession $59, friends of the theatre $62. Heading out on the road for what could be one of his last times, this Australian music legend will be celebrating his 51st anniversary in the spotlight.

– St Aubin’s Village’s Melbourne Cup Soiree. Tuesday, 2 November. Price is $65 per person. This cost includes tropical bunch on arrival, canape platters, dessert platters. Fashion parade by H and Co Emporium. Prizes for best dressed. The venue’s teahouse and gift shop are now opened from Monday to Friday. Their boutique gift shop is open from 9am to 3pm while the teahouse is open from 8am to 2.30pm. To book your table at the teahouse, phone Sherry on 0437 546 181.

– Cosentino: Deception. Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton. Adults $84.40, family pass (two adults and two children) cost $281. 60. Wednesday, 3 November at 7.30pm. Visit www.seeitlive.com.au.

– Priscilla Queen of the Desert: Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton. Friday, 5 November from 7.30pm and Saturday, 6 November from 7.30pm. Adult tickets cost $69.90, concession $64.90, group of six or more adults $64.90.

– Thursday, 11 November from 8pm. Shannon Noll. Live performance. Leichhardt Hotel, Rockhampton. Visit oztix.com.au for tickets and more information.

– Grom Gala. Saturday, 18 December at 3pm to Sunday, 19 December. Yeppoon Skate Park, Anzac Parade.