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Welcome to Noosa Council’s Community Services’ News for OCTOBER, showcasing all the goings-on at Noosa Library Service (Cooroy, Noosaville and the Mobile Library), Noosa Regional Gallery, The J, the Noosa Aquatic Centre and Noosa Leisure Centre. Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe here

Noosa Library Service

Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum
Delve into the wonderful world of West African rhythms this school holiday in this hands-on workshop. There will be real African Djembe drums, story, percussion instruments and loads of singing and dancing. You can also join The Great Cardboard Challenge by helping us build our cardboard kingdom. Create, play, and build anything you can dream from cardboard! Just BYO imagination! More ...

Pink Precinct Fun Trail Hits Cooroy Again!
Have fun and raise money and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Enter with a gold coin donation and then, starting at Cooroy Memorial Hall, go on the trail around Cooroy spotting pink clues. It’s not a race, just a fun morning out! Join in the celebration and prize-giving afterwards at the hall. Prizes will be awarded to a range of best dressed entrants, the best dressed dog, and lucky door prizes for entrants who successfully complete the trail! More ...

What’s Under the Lino? 
The surprise discovery of Commonwealth Bank passbooks and some 1940s money under the lino of an old Queenslander has uncovered stories of murder, fraud, grave robbery and brothels. Brisbane writer Caylie Jeffrey shares these stories and discusses the collaborative history project that is contributing to the ongoing research of this story. Join us from 11am on October 25, as Caylie launches her book at Tait Duke Cottage, Tewantin. More ...

Sunshine Coast Open House
Sunshine Coast Open House 2018 is a free public event that celebrates the region’s architecture and offers behind-the-scenes access to some of the Coast’s iconic buildings. Cooroy Library and Cooroy Lower Mill Boiler House and Kilns are participating in the open house this year with a guided tour of each facility. Come along to learn the history of the Mill site and discover the wonders of Cooroy Library on Saturday 20 October. Register for the free guided tour on the day at Cooroy Library. Cooroy Library tour starts at 10am, followed by tour of Lower Mill Boiler House and Kilns at 10:30am. More ...

And That’s Not All …
For information on other events like our monthly Robotics Club, the return of Cooroy Rooftop Cinema, our Makerspace workshops and more visit our monthly event listing or our events calendar. Please note that all of our branches will be closed on Monday October 1 for the Queen’s Birthday holiday.

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Noosa Galleries

Exhibition until 14 October: As Far as The Eye Can See 
As Far as The Eye Can See is an exhibition of works by prominent Australian printmakers investigating their local landscapes. It celebrates the breadth and depth of printmaking practice in Australia today and is a stunning reflection of Australia’s unique and varied geography. More ...

Exhibition until 14 October: Rising to the Surface
Simon Finn’s exhibition Rising to the Surface draws on the artist’s experience of ocean diving. More ...

Exhibition 19 Oct – 2 Dec: Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize & Draw!
This finalist exhibition is the third iteration of Noosa Regional Gallery’s celebrated drawing prize, the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize celebrating excellence in contemporary Australian drawing. In 2018 the prize will be staged alongside Draw!, a contemporary drawing award specifically for Year 9 to 12 students from the Sunshine Coast and Gympie region. 

Exhibition 19 Oct – 2 Dec: Drawn to the Dark by Godwin Bradbeer
A selection of dramatic drawings by one of Australia’s foremost practitioners of the medium. More ...

Talks & Programs
Enjoy a comprehensive program of talks and workshops complementing our drawing exhibitions. More ...

Image 1: Godwin Bradbeer, Approximate man V (detail), 2015, chinagraph, silver oxide and pastel on paper. Image 2: Simon Finn, Instability, video still, 2018.

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Noosa Leisure Centre

Noosa Fit Kids
Enrol now for term 4 of Noosa Fit Kids and receive your first session free! Noosa Fit Kids is a fun, active and non-competitive multisport program for kids aged 3-5, 5-8 and 8-12. It is perfect if you and your child are unsure of what sport they may want to join as it gives the opportunity to try a range of different sports before committing to one. The cost is $13 per class when enrolling for the term (casual rates available). More ... 

Unarmed Combat Self Defence Course
Combat Self Defence will be running an Unarmed Combat Self Defence course on Saturday 13 October from 1pm to 3pm. Learn from Shihan Martin Day, a 7th Dan Black Belt instructor in self defence and martial arts training.  Martin will give you the skills to protect yourself, your family and your friends. It is recommended to wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle and a notebook. The cost is $30 for teens and $40 for adults. Email here for more info. 

Adults Skate Night 
This month’s adults skate night is locked in for Saturday 20 October from 6.30-9.30pm and will be Halloween themed! If you have been thinking about coming to one of our skate nights for some time but keep putting it off why not make this month the month that you finally ignore that little voice in your head and do it! Everyone is super welcoming and encouraging and Tanya puts a lot of thought and effort into the decorations, music and lighting. Entry is $15 per person and skates can be hired for an additional $8. For more information please call 5329 6550.

Casual Basketball Shooting
We are open through the school holidays so if you are looking for something for the kids to do to exert some of their built up energy bring them down to the Noosa Leisure Centre for some casual basketball shooting. It is only $4 per person and you can stay as long as you like, subject to court availability. We encourage that you call us prior to coming down to check on the court availability for the day on 5329 6550.

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday 
Please be aware that the Noosa Leisure Centre will be closed on Monday 1 October for the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday.  

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The J Noosa

Nickleby the Magician Presents It's a Magical Life
Multi award-winning entertainer Nickleby will take you on an exciting journey into the adventures of being a magician. Also, learn five amazing tricks in the secret magic workshop! Perfect for the school holidays. Tuesday 2 October. 11am show $19.50 or 12.30pm workshop $49 for show and workshop bundle. Book here.

Singin' for the Rain
A variety show fundraiser for the drought-stricken farmers showcasing some of Noosa’s best talents singing and dancing to your all-time favourite songs. 7.30pm, Saturday 6 October, $45. Book here.

Backwards Broadway: A Gender Reversed Cabaret
Featuring a host of local talent in this cabaret show with hits from iconic musicals to create an entertaining and unique theatrical experience and raise funds at the same time. 7.30pm, Friday 12 October, $23-$30. Book here.

Nikki Osborne on the Topic of the Spectrum
On The Spectrum is a heart-warming and rather hilarious insight into the generalisations of spectrum traits, therapists, the NDIS, Coles Quiet Hour and inherited traits! 7.30pm, Saturday 13 October, $31.50/$21.50. Book here.

Eireborne - The Rebirth of Irish Dance
Eireborne is a tribute to Ireland’s contribution to the world of music and dance. More than an Irish dance show, Eireborne is a theatrical experience like nothing you’ve seen before. 7.30pm, Wednesday 31 October, $55. Book here.

Click here to see all events on at The J.

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Noosa Aquatic Centre

Learn to Swim
The NAC is giving back to the community! As part of National Learn to Swim Week we have teamed up with swimming guru Laurie Lawrence and Kids Alive - Do the Five to give every child aged under five the chance to learn to swim this season and remind everyone about the importance of water safety. Laurie says “it’s all about teaching kids to swim and working towards zero drownings among Aussie kids”. Tell your friends: new customers receive free lessons for children under 5 years during National Learn to Swim Week 2 – 9 October! Bookings now open. What is great about your child attending swimming lessons at the NAC? Besides having great instruction from our wonderfully skilled teachers, they have the opportunity to play and have fun even when their lesson is finished. We always encourage parents to let their children take advantage of this benefit to help develop more confidence and skills in the water. With the weather warming up, children will want to be in the water having fun. A reminder to parents: children who have lessons still require as much supervision around water as children who don’t attend swimming lessons. Fun can turn to tragedy very quickly around water out of a controlled familiar environment. Supervise constantly!

NAC Workshop Series
The NAC monthly workshops continue, giving you the opportunity to improve your knowledge and technique in different areas and identify what you need to work on to become stronger, healthier, and avoid injuries. August offered the falls prevention program Steady Steps; September was all about adult Learn-to-Swim, while October will be the more advanced Swimming Stroke Development course with legend coaches Jan and Nick Croft, ideal for those who wish to improve their technique and get faster and more efficient in the water. November’s topic is Healthy Ageing, with nutrition and lifestyle tips, exercises for the mind and body, and injury prevention advice. After a break in December we return in January with Mike Dunham’s Core Strength workshop where you will learn core exercises for gym and home, how to improve posture and balance and decrease likelihood of injury in day-to-day activities. See reception now to book your spot as spaces are limited (and the last two workshops sold out!).

Teen Gym
The first successful term of Teen Gym is coming to an end, so it is time now to sign up for the second term. For only $99 13-17 year olds receive ten weeks of gym workouts supervised by Strength and Conditioning Specialist Riley O’Brien. Thursdays 3-5pm and Saturdays 8.30-10.30am.

Sunset Aqua
With the weather warming up slowly, evening Aqua Aerobics classes are returning later in the month. Delia will keep you busy on Mondays, with a new mystery instructor on Wednesdays. Keep your eye out for the new Group Fitness timetable at reception and on the NAC website here

Inflatable Fun
The NAC’s ever-popular Inflatable is back every day during the school holidays, and every weekend afterwards between 12-3pm.

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