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Five things to do on the Coast today

More than 25,000 records will be up for grabs at the Sunshine Coast Record Fair in the Buddina Primary School hall today.
More than 25,000 records will be up for grabs at the Sunshine Coast Record Fair in the Buddina Primary School hall today. Warren Lynam

1. Sunshine Coast Record Fair

WHERE: Buddina State School hall

WHEN: 9am-3pm

INFO: Email waxbuildup@live.com or visit wax-buildup.com

COST: Gold-coin donation to BeyondBlue

WAX Buildup will present the Sunshine Coast Record Fair, with more than 25,000 vinyl record and CDs for sale from stallholders coming from as far away as Sydney. Popular music from ABBA to ZZ Top and every music genre will be available.

2. Readers and Writers Festival

WHERE: Venues across Coolum including the main venue at Coolum Civic Centre and Jack Morgan Park

INFO: www.sunshinecoast readersandwritersfestival.com

COST: Tickets are available in various packages online or at the festival office at Coolum Civic Centre today. Single-session tickets available at the office

THE two-day concludes today and features author presentations and panel discussions on a host of topics including social issues, travel, sports writing, environmental concerns, our Australian beach culture, character and plot development in writing, publishing pitfalls and more.

3. Festival of Community Halls

WHERE: Various halls across the region

WHEN: August and September

INFO: www.sunshinecoast communityhalls.com

SMALL venues across the Sunshine Coast will be lighting up as part of the Festival of Community Halls to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast. Throughout Athis month and September, more than 18 halls will host a series of unique events and activities and highlight the part halls play in a community.

4. Charity Bike Ride

WHERE: Roads throughout the Sunshine Coast

WHEN: All day but the riders will make their way from Montville, down the range to the LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter base at Sunshine Coast Airport, arriving between 2pm and 3pm.

COST: It's free to watch

A LARGE pack of cyclist will cover the 155km from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast in the annual Tour de Rescue ride in aid of the LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter Service.

5. Supercar Reunion

WHERE: Caloundra Events Centre

WHEN: All day

INFO: 54383000

DID you know the Sunshine Coast produced Australia's only mid-engined supercar, the Giocattolo? Only 15 of the vehicles were made in Caloundra during the late 1980s before the company folded. A reunion of most of the surviving cars will be staged at the Caloundra Events Centre this weekend. Check out the Facebook page "Giocattolo - the Supercar from Caloundra”. The event is supporting local charity Inclusive Kids.

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