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28 June 2024

Innessa at Maleny Playhouse: Georgian Food and Slavic-Inspired music

📣 Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience a night of heartfelt Slavic-inspired music and mouth-watering Georgian cuisine. Join us on the 29th of June in the cosy setting of MALENY PLAYHOUSE, a small theatre with a big heart. ❤️




Evening Program:

6:30 PM - Doors open. Enjoy live background accordion music and dinner/tapas, which are available for separate purchase.

7:00 PM - The first music set begins in the theatre.

7:30 PM - Intermission for drinks and snacks.

7:50 PM - Second music set commences.

9:00 PM - Concert concludes.


To celebrate the release of her latest album, “Golden Wreath”, Innessa performs a thoughtfully crafted concert of her new music, with the whimsical, enigmatic elements that are core to her style. Alongside her unique and multi-dimensional music, Innessa shares stories of her musical journey in a foreign country. For this performance, she will be joined by ethnic multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Drozdovskii (balalaika, accordion and violin).

You will also have the opportunity to experience mouth-watering Georgian delicacies, accompanied by your favourite beverage.

Rezo Teimurazov, a highly acclaimed chef with over two decades of expertise. Having graced the kitchens of esteemed restaurants in Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, and Australia, his culinary prowess is unmatched.


Seats are limited! Book your tickets in advance:


Innessa at Maleny Playhouse: Georgian Food and Slavic-Inspired music

26 May 2024

Toastmasters Turns 100: Experience the Magic at Our Open House

Toastmasters Turns 100: Experience the Magic at Our Open House

Are you looking to improve your public speaking skills, enhance your interpersonal communication, and build self-confidence? Join us for a special evening at the Caloundra Toastmasters Club as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Toastmasters International with an open house event!

Since 1924, Toastmasters has helped millions around the world build confidence through its learn-by-doing program. Whether you're preparing for a job interview, a presentation, or simply want to communicate more effectively, Toastmasters can help. This is your chance to see what Toastmasters is all about and how it can benefit you.


Event Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, 18th June 2024
  • Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start
  • Location: Parklands Tavern, Meridian Plains - Sunshine Coast
  • Cost: FREE

Our Showcase Meeting is the perfect opportunity to experience the supportive and welcoming atmosphere of Toastmasters. You’ll join a diverse group dedicated to helping each other develop communication and leadership skills in a friendly environment. Celebrate our centennial and discover how Toastmasters can help you achieve your goals.

Why Attend?

  • Develop and refine public speaking skills
  • Improve interpersonal communication
  • Build self-confidence in a supportive space
  • Network with like-minded individuals
  • Experience personal growth and development

We encourage you to arrive ten to fifteen minutes early to get settled and meet our members. This free event is a fantastic chance to learn about Toastmasters and see how it can transform your life.

For more information, visit

Toastmasters Turns 100: Experience the Magic at Our Open House

7 May 2024

John Butler to Premier New Yoga Soundscape at Pranafest 2024


Pranafest - Sunshine Coast Returns with a Transformative Experience in 2024 Sunshine Coast, Australia - The team behind Pranafest is thrilled to announce John Butler as the headlining performer. John will be showcasing a world premier of his live music, yoga class lead by well-known Sunshine Coast yogini Erin Lee from The Mindful Yoga School.


They are joined on the program with iconic Australian yogi Ashley Freeman alongside many other top notch artists, facilitators and secret special guests to headline the return of the highly anticipated Pranafest - Sunshine Coast.


Set to take place along the beautiful Mary River, Gympie from May 31st to June 2nd, 2024. After the resounding success of the 2023 edition, which was hailed as a gathering of magic, community, inclusion, and heart-opening joy, Pranafest 2024 promises to be even more awe-inspiring.


Pranafest is not just a festival; it's a journey of self-discovery and personal transformation. Through a carefully curated selection of activities, including yoga, breathwork, meditation, live music, and inspiring talks, attendees are invited to activate, rejuvenate, and celebrate life.


"We are pumped to be back in 2024. Pranafest, for us, is the accumulation of so many amazing moments. It’s the highlight of our year, the time when we collaborate with so many amazing humans. We are so grateful to be able to bring together the Sunshine Coast's leading yoga teachers, breathwork facilitators, musicians, meditation experts, and inspiring community leaders for a truly transformative experience," said the festival director - Dom Fusca.


The Flow State Experience, a core element of Pranafest, provides a safe and welcoming environment for attendees to connect, collaborate, and explore their fullest potential. Whether you're looking to deepen your yoga practice, meet like-minded individuals, or simply unwind and relax, Pranafest has something for everyone.


Tickets for Pranafest 2024 are now on sale with glamping options selling quickly. Join us for a weekend of connection, creativity, community, and celebration. Activate your flow state and unlock your true potential at Pranafest - Sunshine Coast 2024.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


About Pranafest - Sunshine Coast:

Pranafest - Sunshine Coast is a transformative festival experience that celebrates the intersection of yoga, music, meditation, and community. Held annually on the stunning Sunshine Coast of Australia, Pranafest offers attendees the opportunity to connect, grow, and explore in a safe and welcoming environment. Join us on this evolutionary journey of self-discovery and self-development.

John Butler to Premier New Yoga Soundscape at Pranafest 2024

I’m fighting for a new police helicopter on the Sunshine Coast

Increasing safety in our communities requires a cooperative approach.

We need parents to keep drug and alcohol abuse out of the family home.

We need the courts to properly use the tools at their disposal. And we need social media giants to deplatform kids who are boasting about criminal behaviour.

As a state government, the best way to ensure the safety of all Queenslanders is by backing our police on the frontline. Which is why I’m pleased to see record numbers of police recruits progressing through our academies right now.

In my first term as your local MP, I’m also proud to have fought to deliver new police stations in Cooroy and Nambour to ensure our local police have the best infrastructure available.

But it’s not just the police numbers and infrastructure which counts, it’s the tools we provide our local police with.

The first funding decision Steven Miles made when he became Premier was to deliver a police helicopter for Townsville. I’ve heard that the helicopter has helped curb criminal behaviour.

I believe that our local police and region deserve access to their own police helicopter to help with local policing efforts and deter would-be offenders.

That’s why I am calling on the Police Minister to deliver our own police helicopter to service the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay Region.

in order for this proposal to succeed, I need your help.

Can I count on you to help me spread the word about this proposal and rally support from our fellow community members? Together, we can make a real difference and create a brighter future for us all. 

I’m fighting for a new police helicopter on the Sunshine Coast

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