Top 10 things to do around the region

Published: 19 Apr 2021

Check out the wide range of activities on offer across the region, featuring council facilities and programs. Enjoy singing and dancing with the kids at Libraries’ Baby Bounce, discover how to set financial goals and don’t forget the Anzac Day services around the region!

1) Ukulele melodies

Friday, April 23, 1.30pm to 2.30pm and 3pm to 4pm
Gordon White Library
This program is the perfect opportunity to learn basic melodies on the ukulele, especially if you are a beginner to instruments. Ukuleles will be provided for this session. This is an Older and Bolder event for adults aged 50 and above, made possible thanks to funding from Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland.

2) Financial information service - age pension and your choices

Friday, April 23, 10am to 11.30am
Gordon White Library
Free seminars for your financial future delivered by Services Australia discussing the age pension and your choices. Book at

3) Circa’s Peepshow

Friday, April 23, 7.30pm
MECC Auditorium
Circa’s Peepshow turns cabaret on its head, literally. Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination. Circa’s Peepshow lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful. Expect teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending and devilishly precarious aerials. Book at

4) 50th Anniversary – The Ultimate Eagles Experience

Saturday, April 24, 7.30pm
MECC Auditorium
The Ultimate Eagles Experience is a concert performance not to be missed. This tribute show delivers a captivating live concert celebrating the synonymous country/rock sound of the Eagles.

Performing all the classic Eagles hits including ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Take It To The Limits’, ‘Heartache Tonight’ and the legendary ‘Hotel California’, amongst many more with a mix of solo hits from members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and the late Glenn Frey. Book via the MECC website -

5) Baby Bounce

Tuesday, April 27, 9.30am – Sarina Library
Tuesday, April 27, 11am – Walkerston Library
Thursday, April 29, 10.30am – Gordon White Library
Baby Bounce promotes language development in babies from birth to walking. The session features nursery rhymes, finger plays and songs. It's never too early to talk, read and tell stories with your child. One ticket required per attendee (one child plus one parent/guardian = two tickets). Please bring a small blanket for your child as we are unable to provide shared  resources at this time. Book via the libraries’ Facebook page

6) Pets are part of our community too

Tuesday, April 27, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Gordon White Library
Has a pet recently joined your family? Are you looking at adopting a pet? Talk to the people in the know about tips and tricks to responsibly care for your pet. Discover the amazing resources available to you and your pet through this meet and greet with council’s Local Laws team and a furry friend. Book at

7) Anzac Day services

Sunday, April 25
Various locations 
Anzac Day services across the region will return “as normal” this year with a total of 25 services being held around the region for Anzac Day.

Residents who have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms, such as cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, loss of smell or taste, vomiting, diarrhoea or shortness of breath are being asked to stay at home. Attendees are also encouraged to take increased care to maintain physical distancing where possible, particularly if they are in a vulnerable group. See the full list of services, including times and locations:

8) The Wiggles – We’re All Fruit Salad Tour

Thursday, April 29, at 10am, 1pm and 4pm
The MECC Auditorium

The We’re All Fruit Salad Tour, features Wiggly classics and new songs from the group, plus a variety of dance styles and performances that go with different styles of music. Children will see and hear drums, keyboards, banjo, guitars, bagpipes and lots of singing. There’s a range of ticketing options for young and old including VIP tickets featuring the Big Red Car experience, a meet and greet with The Wiggles and a merchandise pack. Alternatively, you can simply purchase a ticket to the show and enjoy the entertainment. Book at

9) Financial information service - accommodation options in retirement

Friday, April 30, 10am to 11.30am
Gordon White Library
Free seminars for your financial future delivered by Services Australia discussing accommodation options in retirement. Book at

10) Human Nature – The AAA Australian Regional Tour

Friday, April 30, 7.30pm
MECC Auditorium
Australia’s homegrown heroes and Hall of Fame inductees Human Nature are returning to their roots, bringing together 30 years of performances for a never-before-seen intimate concert tour of the Aussie heartland. Get ready for a night of the best songs ever written, including their original hits, Motown classics and more - all performed with vocals upfront in an acoustic mode. Hits include “Telling Everybody”, “Wishes”, When You Say You Love Me”, “Reach Out I’ll Be There”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and many more. Book at


Shine Bright Festival Mackay

Saturday, May 1, 5pm to 7pm
MECC fig tree and Jubilee Community Centre
Free event
Throughout May and June, the creativity of Central Queensland communities will be celebrated through the Shine Bright Festival. The festival will shine a spotlight on regional talent through a curated program of events. A first of its kind, this cross regional festival will be celebrated across 14 diverse regions, from as far north as the Whitsundays, down to the South Burnett and out west to the Central Highlands…

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Saturday, May 1, 7.30pm
MECC Auditorium
Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in 2021 as it rolls out across the country to deliver the comedy festival vibe to every crack and crevice of Australia…