48 HOURS ACROSS THE REGION
6am-10am: Yeppoon Community Markets at Yeppoon Showgrounds.
8am: Rats of Tobruk 75th anniversity memorial at Jefferies Park.
8am-1pm: The Handmade Expo Markets at the Robert Schwarten Indoor Pavilion. Free entry and parking. Over 70 stalls filled with handmade, hand baked, home grown and vintage items.
9am-3.30pm: Healthy land, healthy horses workshop event at the Rockhampton Leagues Club. Free morning tea and lunch provided.
9.30am: Macrame workshop at The Attic Espresso Bar, 44 James St, Yeppoon. Contact: 0439 860 022. Cost: $39.95 includes a regular coffee and cake.
10am: Slippery Sailor Co launch party at Great Keppel Island Hideaway. Tickets $20 on sale from Barra Jacks and the Secret Spot Yeppoon. Ferry transfers morning and night via Rosslyn Bay.
10.30am: Our Boy Malachi's Farewell Race Day at Callaghan Park Racecourse, Rockhampton. Cost: General admission $10; concession (aged) $4; children under 18 free.
10.30am: LIVIN Beach Ball Charity Day to raise awareness around mental health issues, depression , anxiety and suicide prevention. Where: Indoor Sports Arena Rockhampton. Cost: Gold coin donation. Contact: Knoxie Paul 0447017151.
5.30pm-8.30pm: The Mount Morgan Christmas Tree Festival at the Mount Morgan School of Arts.
6.30pm: African grooves and music at the Queen St Hall Fundraiser music event in Yeppoon. Cost: $20 pp. Bar and food available, cash only.
7pm: Carols by Candlelight at the Rockhampton Music Bowl, Nuttal Street, North Rockhampton. Entry by donation to this year's charity, Rockhampton Horse Riding for the Disabled. Refreshments on sale. Gates open 5pm, concert starts 7pm. Traffic conditions around Yaamba Rd will change from 5pm onwards.
7.30pm: An old time/new vogue dance will be held at the QRI hall, Stanley St. For more information, please phone Cliff on 4938 1860.
9pm: Rocky Rumble featuring local DJs, The Askins, DJ Pickles, DJ Noslek and Michael Brosnan at The Giddy Goat.
8am: Kern Arcade car park markets in Bolsover St.
9am-1pm: Archer Park Rail Museum offers section car rides to visitors to the Archer Park Rail Museum this Sunday. Come on down and enjoy morning tea and stroll around and look at the engines, carriages and rail memorabilia.
10am: Yeppoon beachfront 'JRT Carols by the Beach'.
At 3.30pm there will be the Lex Semple Memorial Santa Run Street Parade which will travel from Beaman Park down Normanby St and Anzac Parade to the Keppel Bay Sailing Club.
1.30pm-5.30pm: African Grooves drum & dance workshops at the Queen Street Community Hall, 29 Queen St, Yeppoon. Drumming workshop: 1.30-3.30pm, Dance workshop: 4-5.15pm. Cost: $35pp drum, $25pp dance or $50 both pp.