Posts Tagged ‘Gold Coast’

MY call – lookin’ sharp

31 December 2010

It’s not raining! So as a special New Year’s Eve treat on the (currently,) very sunny Gold Coast we have some straight lines of horizontal stripes – the lovely librarians in Local Studies have found this photo from 1937 of the Tweed Heads – Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club, in the archives of Picture Gold Coast.

Can you come up with a funny caption for it?

They’ve suggested: And you don’t like your board shorts?

Give us your ideas for a funny caption by leaving a comment below.


The devil’s in the detail

6 October 2010

What building on the Gold Coast would you be heading into along this ramp?

(Oh, this one is easy – you just have to look at the photo for a clue…… and then work out which suburb, I suppose.)

If you think you know, comment below.

Andy Griffiths’ new book is Very Bad

13 August 2010

You may already know that Aussie author Andy Griffiths writes very, very, very funny books. One of them was The Bad Book. Now he has written The Very Bad Book and he’s coming to the Gold Coast to talk about it. Come along to find out how a book can be very funny and very bad at the same time.

When: Tuesday 7 September, 6.30pm
Where: Robina Community Centre
Bookings: are essential – phone 5581 1600 to secure your place

P.S. You can also watch a very bad trailer for the new book over on Andy Griffiths’ website.

Dr Karl is coming to the Coast!

6 August 2010

Can you spell Kruszelnicki? I can’t, so let’s call him Dr. Karl. Anyway, Dr. Karl will be coming to the Robina Community Centre on Wednesday, August 11 at 1pm. No doubt he will be discussing all things dinosaur. You can grab his new book, Dinosaurs Aren’t Dead – The shocking story of dinosaur evolution from your local GC library. Be warned it is a Junior Non Fiction title but it’s still a really good read. I am reading it as I write and I can’t wait to see his amazing science brain in action!

Meet and hear Dr. Karl at this free event for kids aged over 8. Be sure to book!!!!

Bookings: 5581 1600

If you can’t make it on Wednesday have a look at the Dr. Karl website or catch him on Triple J. So clever!

Whale watching on the Gold Coast

30 July 2010

You can go whale watching on the Gold Coast from late May to early November. Take a cruise or grab some binoculars and find yourself a handy headland. Or, if you’re out of season and out of luck, you can still spot their tails, if you know where to look. Where on the Coast will you find these whale-less tails?

If you think you know, comment below.

Hip hop pop classic rock

9 July 2010

This month’s theme is


Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

25 June 2010

After last month’s elephant, here’s a lion. Obviously, it’s a zoo, here on the Gold Coast. Do you know what it is and where is it?

If you think you know, comment below.

That’s blue to you

2 June 2010

June’s theme was


What the?

14 May 2010

What is it and, more importantly, where is it? (Clue: it’s somewhere on the Gold Coast)

If you think you know, tell all.

A Million Paws for a Fantastic Cause

21 April 2010

RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk is back! Sunday 16th May 2010 at the off-leash precinct, Pizzey Park, Miami.

The Million Paws Walk is one of the RSPCA’s biggest fund raisers of the year. Anyone can participate – that’s with or without a furry friend, but it is strictly a dog day out. Dress up, dress your friend up and have fun raising much needed funds for all creatures, great  & small.

There will be stalls, food, entertainment, demonstrations, pet advice, competitions, raffle, hydrobathing and a free concert after the walk. The Gold Coast concert features Emily Williams, Barry Crocker, Dean Vegas and Jodie “Marilyn” Joy.

To register before the event, visit or register on the day from 8:30 am. The 1.5km and 4km walks begin @ 10:30am. Adults:$12   Children:$6  Concessions: $8   Family of Four: $28.

Start your training and we’ll see you there!