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RAWR Vanity live at Redlands Youth Day Out

Grab your skateboard, scooter or BMX and head straight to Redlands Youth Plaza on Friday 8 April to see Triple J unearthed darlings RAWR Vanity live on stage at Redlands Youth Day Out.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the band, who hail from the Redlands, were part of a fantastic line-up of free entertainment and activities on offer for those aged between 12-25 as part of the city’s celebration for National Youth Week.

“Following their recent tour of the US, RAWR Vanity are rapidly gaining acclaim in Australia and internationally and we’re delighted to welcome them back to our city for Redlands Youth Day Out,” Cr Williams said.

“Redlands PCYC has organised a fantastic program to celebrate National Youth Week and I encourage young people from across the city to join the buzz at Redlands Youth Plaza on Friday.

“Queensland’s Youth Week Champion and state finalist of the 2016 Young Australian of the Year, Tasman Bain, will also be there to talk to local youngsters.

“The 22-year-old is a determined campaigner to end violence against women, a shaper of global human rights and an emerging voice in youth mental health. He’s a fantastic role model for all Queenslanders and living proof that mental illness is no barrier to success.

“While the theme of this year’s celebrations is ‘Be the future’, Council believes the young people of the Redlands were more than the future; they are the here and now.”

Division 9 Councillor-elect Paul Gleeson said council was committed to working with community organisations to provide services and facilities, and undertake projects and activities that encourage their participation in the community.

“Young people are an integral part of our city and it is vital that we listen to their opinions because their beliefs matter and their voices deserve to be heard,” Cr Gleeson said.

“In November last year, we adopted a new youth strategy for the city that provides a comprehensive roadmap for youth initiatives in the Redlands over the next five years by celebrating and fostering the city’s young people.”

Redlands Youth Day Out is proudly presented by Redlands PCYC, in partnership with Redland City Council and the Redlands Youth Network, a group of local youth service providers in the city.

Redlands Youth Day Out
When: Friday 8 April 2016, 10am – 2pm
Where: Redlands Youth Plaza (Capalaba Skate Park), Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba

Good Gardening Expo to delight green thumbs

Gardeners across the Redlands are gearing up for a day of inspiration at this year’s Redlands Good Gardening Expo on Saturday 16 April, from 9am to 3pm at Redland City Council’s IndigiScapes Centre.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the popular annual event drew green thumbs from far and wide, eager to learn more about all facets of gardening.

“From growing tasty organic food, native gardening and recycling green waste, this year’s expo boasts 18 sessions across three stages and workshops throughout the day, hosted by gardening gurus and wildlife experts,” Cr Williams said.

“Learn about the benefits of growing organically, what to plant where and when, and how to create your own compost from members of the Redlands Organic Growers.

“Hear Gennaro De Rosa’s secrets for growing from seed and Ingrid Dimock’s tips for keeping chickens and stingless bees in suburban backyards.

“Have your gardening questions answered by a panel of experts or learn more about the importance of butterflies in our gardens and how to add nutrients to your vegetables through worm farming.”

Division 7 Councillor-elect Murray Elliott said with advice about permaculture, managing mineral and microbe, suburban weed management and weed weaving, the expo offered plenty of inspiration for gardeners of all levels of experience.

“From easy composting solutions to ideas about how to use your produce, come and learn about healthy soil, high yield tropical vegies and incorporating bushtucker plants into your everyday cooking,” Cr Elliott said.

“Excite the senses with a sensory garden, find out how to create a no-dig garden in less than a day and how to grow free plants from cuttings.

“Learn how to easily create a wildlife-friendly backyard using natives, with plants and seeds available for sale, along with market and food stalls, kids’ activities and free live music throughout the day.”

Redlands Good Gardening Expo is proudly presented by Redland Organic Growers and IndigiScapes. Visit www.indigiscapes.com.au for a copy of the program or call 3824 8611 to learn more.

Redlands Good Gardening Expo

When: Saturday 16 April 2016, 9am – 3pm
Where: Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba
Free entry

Family Festival Fun at Christmas by Starlight

The Redlands annual Christmas by Starlight Concert will be a festival of fun for families.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said this year’s event offered an outstanding program of family-focused activities and entertainment.

“From 3pm, children will be delighted with free face-painting, an animal zoo, jumping castles, a giant inflatable slide and an inflatable obstacle tunnel,” Cr Williams said.

“Santa will make a special stop, with parents encouraged to bring their own cameras for photos.

“Young aspiring cricket players can test their skills at the cricket bowling nets where a speed gun will record their fast arm bowls.

“Roving entertainment including dancers, ukulele players, gymnasts, belly-dancers, drummers and a pipe band will create a festive buzz.

“A special children’s concert featuring entertainers Christmas in Wonderland starts from 5:15pm on the main stage.

“Christmas in Wonderland brings to life favourite Alice in Wonderland characters. The performance is sure to captivate Redland youngsters.

“Twilight carols begin at 5.45pm, featuring local performers who will make singing along fun for all ages.

“Headline act Mirusia, who is coming home to Redlands to perform after her worldwide tour with André Rieu, will keep mum and dad entertained.

“The concert is an open-air event that will provide a fabulous atmosphere to celebrate the joy of Christmas under the stars.

“Glo-sticks will be available for sale with proceeds supporting the Cancer Council to add to the festive atmosphere.

“The fireworks display at 8pm will provide a grand finale to an evening of community spirit and Christmas cheer.

“Families attending will not be disappointed with provisions made to ensure the concert goes ahead rain or shine.

“Christmas can be an expensive time of the year for families and Council is proud to be able to provide a free event for community members to enjoy,” Cr Williams said.

Families are encouraged to bring along fold-up chairs and picnic blankets. Free buses, courtesy of sponsor Veolia Transport, are provided to make travel to and from the event easier.

This year the free bus service has been expanded to include pick up and drop off from the Redland Bay Marina as well as Toondah Harbour for island residents.

Parking will also be available at the venue for a gold coin donation.

Christmas by Starlight is proudly presented by Redland City Council, with the generous support of sponsors: Bayside Bulletin, Gold Cats Stradbroke Flyer, J.J. Richards, Koala Graphix, SkyBoard Australasia, Stockland Cleveland and Veolia Transport.

For more information about Christmas by Starlight, including the program and free bus timetable, visit the Redland City Council website at www.redland.qld.gov.au/christmasbystarlight or call 3829 8580.

When: Saturday 1 December 2012 Time: 3 pm – 8pm

Where: Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds, Long Street, Cleveland

Christmas by Starlight is an alcohol-free event.