September in the Bag

Still just about cool enough to get sporty outdoors, September can offer those inclined a sporty old month to get their teeth into, as well as outdoor dining and a bit of didge action. What’s not to love?

Walk for Women’s Cancers – September 8

This will be the 14th year for this charity event, which usually sees around 700+ registered walkers get their pink on in a bid to raise money for research into female-specific cancers. The event starts at 8.00am at Alex Surf Club, Alexandra Headland and finishes with a closing ceremony at 11.30am. There’s a three-kilometre and an eight-kilometre walk and to register you need to email melissasheridan@cancerqld.org.au.

National Over-70s Cricket Championships – September 12 to September 18

Veterans Cricket Australia has chosen Sunshine Coast for the 2018 championships and so more than 250 players will descend onto the cricket facilities at Noosa, Yandina, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Landsboroughfor a week. There’s an opening dinner at Mooloolaba Bowls Club, followed by matches on September 13, 14, 17 and 18, then a closing ceremony on September 18. Call 0448156974 for more information.

People, Plates and Places Eating Out – September 22

People, Plates and Places is all about celebrating food and its provenance and so this five-course culinary event invites foodies to Montville in Queensland for its September event. Held in a farmer’s paddock, the event offers diners the chance to try locally-produced, organic food along with paired wines and great company. Visit http://www.peopleplatesplaces.com.au/ to find out more about this event and to book tickets.

Woodford Didgeridoo Festival – September 28 to September 30

Head off to the amazing Crystal Waters Eco Village by the head of the Mary River for three days of tribal music, celebration and lots of flora and fauna. This festival brings together some of the country’s best digeridoo performers, including Si Mullumby, Ganga Girl, Tristran O’Meara and Richard Bridge, as well as guitarist Ben Barker and Serpent Tales. Email casey@didgeridoofestivals.com for more information.