Heart Healthy Christmas Cake

Did you know that the average piece of Christmas Cake contains 8 spoonful’s of sugar?  In moderation, no problem!  Yet how long does the Christmas feasting realistically go for?  Between work functions, school break ups and seeing both sides of the family, it’s easy to wind up eating more than what feels good for us.

In this 45 minute demonstration, local cookbook author, Margaret Owens, will show you her quick and simple Heart Healthy Christmas Cake (Delicious and Easy) – it’s free from any added sugar or fat, yet amazingly it still tastes great!  Plus it can be made with just 3 simple ingredients, so it won’t break the bank either.

We’ll also show you a healthy way to ‘dress it up’ and bring along to any Christmas Celebration.  Plus if you still want to indulge Christmas Day? It can be iced to make a traditional version.  This event is 100% FREE but bookings are essential.

Where:  Maleny IGA
When:  2 sessions available – Friday 8th December, 10am to 10.45am and 2pm to 2.45pm
Cost:  FREE

Click here to Book Online through Eventbrite – for the Healthy Christmas Cake

For further information telephone: 07 5494 2257 or email:   dietitian@outridgesiga.com.au


Handmade in Maleny – Christmas Fair

Hosted by the Maleny Arts and Crafts Group Inc.

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017 from 9 am
at the Maleny Community Centre Main Hall, 23 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 

Handmade in Maleny features local crafts including fashion – clothing, accessories and jewellery, homewares, woodcraft, pottery and fine art all made by local artisans. This is your opportunity to support local artists by purchasing unique, locally made Christmas gifts for friends and family. The Christmas Raffle Prize this year is a beautiful blanket box and hand knitted cushions. Raffle tickets are now available from the MACG Gallery in Maple Street and will also be on sale at the Fair with the prize being showcased. The winning ticket will be drawn Sunday afternoon at the fair.

Environmental Party – Crystal Waters

Crystal Waters Co-operative present The Environment Party with Rob Longstaff, Noel Gardner and Alex Bridge, the Strangest Dreamers, Irish Joe Lynch, the No Groyners, Tommy Leonard and the Crystal Waters Community Choir.  When:  Saturday 25th November 2017;  Where:  Crystal Waters – with camping and bunkhouse cabin available;  Time:  6 pm to Late; On Sale:  Food, Bar serving Beer & Wine.

Contact Tom – 07 5494 4590     Email:  tnealson@hotmail.com

Click here for the Crystal Waters website

All Door Proceeds to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council.


Maleny Street Christmas Carnival 2017

Join us for an evening of family fun at the

Maleny Street Christmas Carnival

Friday 8th December 2017 – 6 pm to 10 pm.

Mark this date in your Calendar – attendance is a must! 

Maleny’s main street – Maple Street will be closed off again and instead of traffic will be full of great food stalls, local talented musicians, fun rides and activities for the kids.

Mega Raffle  “Christmas from Maleny” – $2 tickets for an amazing prize of a wheelbarrow full of gifts for the whole family. Kindly donated by local businesses.

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors and supporters of this year’s Christmas Carnival:  Cr. Jenny McKay, Andrew Powell, Maleny Credit Union, Glasshouse Country & Maleny News, Hinterland Times,  Maleny Community Centre and the following local businesses for their raffle prizes (and there’s more to come!):

Art on Cairncross gift basket of local art work
Forest Heart Eco-nursery insect hotel & Qld Museum guide to Backyard Insects
Maleny Dairies Family pass
Maleny Food Co Cheese box
Maleny Hotel bottle of wine
Maleny IGA $200 local produce gift basket
Maleny Jewellers ICE watch
Maleny Men “Maleny Men” menswear
Maleny Optical 2 pairs of sunglasses
Maleny Town & Country smoke alarm, garden spray and bug spray
Monica’s Café voucher for $50
Pomodoras on Obi set of 5 balsamic dressings
Purple Palet bottle of wine
Red Faery Hair & Beauty gift basket
Rosetta Books book –
Sarah’s Unplugged Café voucher for $30
Shotgun Café dining voucher
Simply Stylish beautiful scarf
Spicers Tamarind Retreat 2 x cooking class vouchers

The Abbey Open Day and Christmas Boutique Markets

Saturday 18th November 2017 between 10 am to 3 pm
Where:  Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1 – 63 Abbey Place, Caboolture Qld

We are happy to say that this is the third consecutive year for this special event which has become very popular. The day offers free admission the the Abbey Museum, the
Abbey Church is open for tours, and if you’d like a look around St Michael’s College, feel free!  There is no cost for the public to attend and car-parking is also free at the adjacent St. Michael’s car park.  Come along and enjoy a wide variety of specialty stalls selling hand-made crafts for Christmas gifts, have a photo taken with Santa and don’t forget the delicious food! 

Christmas Shopping For Diabetes

Christmas Shopping For Diabetes – Supermarket Tour – Tues 28th Nov, 10.30 am to 12 noon at Maleny IGA – cost FREE!

Christmas catering for diabetes doesn’t have to be complex, boring or feel like ‘missing out’.  In this 1.5 hour tour, our Dietitians will make Christmas catering for Diabetes a breeze!  Our fully accredited Dietitian will personally guide you through the supermarket aisles and show you:
– Fun and easy food ideas for Christmas!
– How to easily understand food labels,
– Tips to choose products that are good for diabetes,
– Ways to get your shopping done quickly & confidently.

Plus, we’ll BUST some common food myths and give you a 2-minute demo that will REVOLUTIONISE the way that you understand diabetic nutrition!  And the best part is that we’ll be finishing off with a tasty diabetes-friendly morning tea – you’ll get the recipe too, of course 🙂
WHEN:   Tues 28th Nov, 10.30 am to 12 noon
COST:       Free
BOOKINGS:  Online – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/christmas-shopping-for-diabetes-tickets-38316336193
Phone – (07) 5494 2257 –  Email: dietitian@outridgesiga.com.au

Maleny at War

Maleny at War

Discover local WWII history!

Where?  At the Maleny Library – When? 1st to 30 November 2017.

Discover Maleny’s World War II heritage through an exhibition of local memorabilia, imagery and educational displays.

Get involved in a local heritage recipe swap.  Bring in your treasured family recipe and share it with the community.  Free viewing during library opening hours.

Channel 9’s TODAY Show coming to the Hinterland

Saturday 28th October – MALENY (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) + Sunday 29th October – MONTVILLE’s Main Street

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) in conjunction with Hinterland Tourism Sunshine Coast (HTSC) has secured Channel 9’s TODAY Show to broadcast national weather crosses from the Hinterland.

The weather crosses will be presented live by Stevie Jacobs from 6am until 8.45am on both days. Whilst, Visit Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Tourism Sunshine Coast has secured operators and activities for the set crosses, we invite tourism businesses and the community to come along and be part of the crowd to support this promotion for the benefit of the entire Hinterland.

“I LOVE Hinterland” signs welcome!