March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter

The March 2016 newsletter marks the arrival of Autumn. It’s hard to believe that we’re into another autumn already! Easter and school holidays are sneaking up on us early this year.


We have been enchanted by the sight of many baby bush turkeys as we go for our walks through the revegetation zone along The Spit. We were lucky enough to see one less than a day old and were amazed but its ability to fly/scramble its way up a tree to roost.


Last week we attended the Nambour Tramfest and Chinese New Year celebration. The Xinya Art Troupe from Nambour’s sister city Xiamen, performed traditional dances and a lion dance troupe capered to the rhythms of energetic percussionists, entertaining the crowd with their agility and antics.

Local eatery

Cracked Pepper is a brasserie and bar just across the road from us. Kerry and her family have had the restaurant since June 2015. They have made several changes to the look and menu. They have a regular breakfast special and all day meals.

Kerry has added a take-away menu with favourites such as hamburgers and chips. Cracked Pepper is open 7 days for breakfast through to the evening.

International Women’s Day Celebrations

Here are a couple of Arts events to mark International Women’s Day.

The first is an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. It opens 2nd March and runs until 10th April. It is  three exhibitions in one. ‘Outskirts’ with works by Robyn Shaw, Diane Hunter and Margaret Ellen Turner (pictured); ‘Along the Line’ with works by Gabi Timm and Susan Coburn; and ‘The Hinterland’, photography by Ana Paula Estrada.

The other event which will also be at the Caloundra Regional Gallery is ‘Reclaiming the Spirit’, a concert by The Muses Trio. The Muses Trio will perform musical works by women. Members of the group are Christa Powell, violin; Louise King, cello; Therese Milanovic, piano. The guest speaker for the concert is Caloundra artist Margaret Ellen Turner.

Baroque to Bernstein – The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra

The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra will present ‘Baroque to Bernstein’ at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Buderim on Saturday 19th March at 2.00pm. A highlight of the concert will be the Double Oboe Concerto in D Minor by Vivaldi. The concert will include works by Bernstein, Berlin, Sibelius, Albinoni and Rossini. Conducted by Adrian King, this is a concert with something for everyone.

Queensland Air Museum

For the aspiring aviator and aviation history buff the Queensland Air Museum, home of F-111 A8-129, will have an Aero Engine Run Day on April 2nd. With WW11 jeep rides, a sausage sizzle, and a chance to get up close to famous aircraft this is a great family day out.