The word is out to the residents of South East Queensland and beyond to visit Glasshouse Country to enjoy the unique experience of the Glass House Mountains national parks and to enjoy the Glasshouse Country Festival.
The fun will commence on Sunday 29th May with the Sustainability & Garden Expo. This event now in its sixth year of promoting the message of health and wellbeing to patrons, and the wider community as well as to develop a sustainable environment through providing a resource of information.
Promoting the Rotary International program “Preserve Planet Earth” the Rotary Club of Glasshouse Mountains Inc. has fostered and grown partnerships to deliver the sustainability message. The focus on the education of our next generation starts with the Sustainable Schools Awards in the local schools. This will be continued with community projects designed to engage families to experience the activities being promoted by the Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network, with the workshops at the expo and then the Community Tree Planting day on Sunday 5th June.
The Beerwah Resource Recovery Centre operated by Community Recycling Inc. as a (not for profit) service provider to the Sunshine Coast Council, has an operation model which is the envy of the wast management industry.
The patrons to the expo will be able to participate in the recycling workshops or to participate in a tour of the centre, scheduled over the period of the festival. The heritage steam train from Brisbane, will shuttle between Glass House Mountains and Landsborough train stations on Saturday 4th June.
This event will provide locals of all ages with the enjoyment of being able to share in this part our states history and development so important to the culture of Glasshouse Country communities. The cultural growth through the acting talent within our community will be show cased by the Glasshouse and District Entertainers Society, presenting a day of fun and entertainment with the presentation of locally written and produced ten minute plays.
The GADES mini play day will be the finale to the festival and will be conducted at the Glass House Mountains Community Hall on Saturday 11th June and the calibration of the rich heritage of Glasshouse Country in Queensland Week 2011. Visit the websitewww.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au or Google to see other contributions too numerous to share in this article.
Our Festival will be held from Sunday 29th May 2011 until 11th June, 2011. I have attached a Program for your information and it may be helpful if you check out the Event Schedule on our website www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au
As there are a myriad of events held over this 10 day period I thought I would highlight a couple of events that may be of more interest to your readers.
Sunday 29th May, 2011: Glasshouse Country Sustainability & Garden Expo, , Turner Park, Peachester Road, Beerwah. 9am-4pm
Whether you are a green thumb, or simply have a passion for all things green and environmentally friendly, then you can’t afford to miss the sixth annual Glasshouse Country Garden Expo. Introducing Key Note Speaker – Annette McFarlane. This is a great opportunity for both Stallholder and Spectators to get together to share the excitement of the Expo atmosphere. www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au
Tuesday 31st May and Thursday 9th June, 2001: Botanical Tours. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A practical site by site guide to understanding the local vegetation and geology of the South Coast Region. Sites visited Coastal Wallum, Wet Sclerophyll, Dry Sclerophyll and Rainforest. A detailed handout is included. www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June, 2011: Lions Club of Beerwah Arts & Artisan Show. Glass House Mountains State School Hall, Coonowrin Road, Glass House Mountains. 9am-5pm.
A wonderful display of Paintings, Sculptures, Jewellery and many more forms of Artwork on Display and for Sale. Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea available.www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au
Saturday 4th June, 2011: Local Steam Train Rides: Glasshouse Mountains to Landsborough and Return, or Landsborough to Glasshouse Mountains and Return. Experience a ride on an Heritage Steam Train. Depart Glasshouse Mountains Station 11.00am and 12.30pm. Depart Landsborough Station 11.45am. Adults $20, Children $10. Tickets available at the Station on the day, or phone (07) 3252 1759 to book. www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au
Sunday 5th June, 2011: Bush Poets Breakfast. Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club, Steve Irwin Way, Glass House Mountains 7.30am.
The Bush Poets Breakfast hosted by Wally (The Bear) Finch. Wally is a multi-award winning Bush Poet well respected by his peers throughout Australia. He is an accomplished author and amateur historian with no fewer than twenty-seven Arena Spectaculars and nine books to his credit.www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au
Sunday 5th June, 2011: Community Tree Planting. 8.00am start, Page St, Glass House Mountains. Celebrate Queensland Day and join your family, neighbours and others in your community to help us in our goal to plant 1000 trees. The Page St Bushland Park is an important part of the wildlife corridor, and by revegetating a section of this we will help preserve the sensitivity of this area. www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au
Sunday 5th June, 2011: Bankfoot House Open Day. Opens 9.00am. 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains.
Friends of Bankfoot House, in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Council will host an Open Day at the State heritage-listed Bankfoot House. Activities include Guided Tours, Pioneer Cooking Demonstrations, Heritage Trail Information and many more.www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au
Monday 6th June and Wednesday 8th June, 2011: Mt Tibrogargan Guided Nature Walk. 10.00am Start at Mt. Tibrogargan Car park.
The walking track around Mount Tibrogargan and the adjacent Trachyte walking track have many interesting, and some relatively rare flora in an environment tucked in the shadows of Mt Tibrogargan. The tracks are graded easy to moderate and are circuit walks.www.glasshousecountryfestival.com.au
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