50th Anniversary events continue to entertain this weekend
  • Thursday 31 August 2017

Join in the celebrations and enjoy the events on offer this weekend as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast.

Saturday (September 2) from 2pm will be your last chance to attend the screening of The First and The Last – a story of two films separated by 104 years in production. Both films are about the Moreton Sugar Mill and local sugar industry.

The First is Queensland’s first film and in 1899 was the first government promotional film in the world, while The Last Crush is a film produced by the late Michael Berry, ex-editor of the Hinterland Times and ABC documentary producer.

The film will feature at the newly created CinemaWorks in Kenilworth and is hosted by Kev Franzi, a documentary filmmaker and photojournalist.

Kev has created CinemaWorks to celebrate and showcase the outstanding work of our Australian photographers and filmmakers – past, present and future.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this fascinating film about our local sugar industry.

For more information, visit cinemaworks.net.au or call 5446 0341.

Don your dancing shoes for the Glass House Mountains Spring Ball on Saturday from 7.30pm. Tickets are $10 and the event will feature old time and modern music, lucky door prizes, raffles and delicious home-cooked supper.

The event is part of the Festival of Community Halls which is celebrating the contribution that halls and local communities have made in the development of the Sunshine Coast and recognises the important role they continue to have in creating the social fabric of our region.

All events listed have been supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s 50th Anniversary Fund.

For more information on the 50th Anniversary celebrations, visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/fifty.