Saturday is National Trails Day, a nationwide series of events hosted by local trail clubs, individuals, and organizations dedicated to keeping the United States Trail System in good working order. Throughout the country, events will be held encouraging people to get outside and hit the trail. Although National Trails Day is organized by the American Hiking Society, mountain biking, paddling, bird watching, trail running, and anything else that involves a trail are all supported by the program. Not only is this a celebration of our trail system and a chance to get more people outside and on the trail, it is also a chance to recognize the thousands of volunteers who spend their time keeping the 200,000 miles of U.S. trails in good working order. They are the ones out there on weekends and evenings doing the manual labor and maintenance it takes to make the trails passable and beautiful.To that end, this weekend give a little something back and volunteer to help clear or cut a trail on public lands this Saturday. There are numerous opportunities to do so in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee with all the national park and national forest land and you can find a map of official National Trails Day clean up events on their website. We recommend heading for Ducktown, Tenn. and volunteering with the Tennessee Wild Helping Hands to clear up the eastern end of the John Muir Trail. The John Muir Trail is a National Recreation Trail, but is in need of rebuilding, reshaping, and other basic trail repairs. No previous trail maintenance experience is necessary and all tools and safety gear will be provided. Just bring your work boots, lunch, and enthusiasm – long pants would probably be a good idea also.Give back to the trails that have given so much to you and make this Saturday a day of service. You’ll feel good, get some exercise, and set the tone for future generations of trail users.View Larger Map
WEEKEND AUCTION: 244 Baroona Road, Paddington — 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space — goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. Picture: realestate.com.auA MIXED bag of properties from fixer-uppers to penthouses and luxury hillside homes should produce very diverse results at auctions in Brisbane this weekend.A total of 86 homes in greater Brisbane will go under the hammer this weekend, 61 of which were to be held on Saturday and a massive 25 on Sunday. WEEKEND: Queenslanders galore on auction list 10AM: Scope to add your own style 2PM: War hero’s home going under the hammer SUNDAY AUCTION: Is this Brisbane’s most luxurious home? 112 Mein Street, Hendra; Auction: Sat 21-Oct-17 11:00AM; 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 2 car spaces.Originally 94 homes were scheduled for auction but eight had to be cancelled because they sold beforehand — seven of those had been scheduled for Saturday and one for Sunday.A 1920s cottage at 12 Prince Street, Paddington led the charge for homes that went under contract before they could go to auction. The tiny 273sq m size of the block was not enough to deter interest, with the prime location spurring demand. No figure has been given for the sale price but it last sold in 2009 for $595,000 according to CoreLogic records. 166 Stratton Terrace, Manly Qld; 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms, 2 car spaces; Auction: Sat 21-Oct-17 3:30PM. Sold before auction: 4 Arctic Street, Upper Mount Gravatt; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 car spaces. *FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter or Facebook FREE: Get The Courier-Mail’s real estate news direct to your inbox BRISBANE’S AUCTION TIMETABLE:SATURDAY 8:45AM 7 Myrtle Street, Grange, Qld 4051 9:00AM 10 Rotorua Court, Aspley, Qld 4034 28 Deighton Road, Dutton Park, Qld 4102 9:30AM 93 Forest Street, Moorooka, Qld 4105 6 Lamona Circuit, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 10:00AM 28 Charlotte Street, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 118 Bell Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 25a Emma Street, Red Hill, Qld 4059 24 Glenmorgan Street, Keperra, Qld 4054 95 Hows Road, Nundah, Qld 4012 31 Orcades Road, Yeronga, Qld 4104 18 Rous Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 6 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, Qld 4064 244 Baroona Road, Paddington, Qld 4064 4/27 Second Avenue, Sandgate, Qld 4017 54 Eagle Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 10:30AM 73 Jardine Street, Stafford, Qld 4053 11:00AM 39 Granville Street, West End, Qld 4101 17 Adios Cl, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 31 Dolomite Street, Runcorn, Qld 4113 59 Gumdale Street, Wakerley, Qld 4154 112 Mein Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 20 Athol Street, Yeronga, Qld 4104 12 Walter Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 3/43 Simpsons Road, Bardon, Qld 4065 11:30AM 435 Musgrave Road, Coopers Plains, Qld 4108 24 Dance Crescent, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 12:00PM 99 Raff Avenue, Holland Park, Qld 4121 19 Glasgow Street, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 26 Fosbery Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 10 Vista Street, Bardon, Qld 4065 100 Franklin Street, Annerley, Qld 4103 CHURCH 27 Ruth Street, Corinda, Qld 4075 140 Turner Road, Kedron, Qld 4031 12:30PM More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago 4 Arpege Crescent, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 17 Conlan Street, Carina Heights, Qld 4152 1:00PM 34a Yardley Avenue, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 77 Barkala Street, The Gap, Qld 4061 84 Harding Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 1:30PM 42 Emma Street, Holland Park West, Qld 4121 16 Geelong Street, East Brisbane, Qld 4169 2:00PM 5/10 Fortitude Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 77 Fletcher Parade, Bardon, Qld 4065 13 Colworth Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 101 Kingsley Terrace, Manly, Qld 4179 28 Lunga Street, Carina, Qld 4152 9 Bulimba Parade, Bulimba, Qld 4171 45 Gaynesford Street, Mount Gravatt, Qld 4122 2:30PM 202/21-23 Victoria Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 14 Littler Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 3:00PM 5 Bride Street, Wynnum, Qld 4178 49 Wentworth Parade, Balmoral, Qld 4171 264 Gardner Road, Rochedale, Qld 4123 4 Edzell Place, Carindale, Qld 4152 14 Allardyce Street, Graceville, Qld 4075 3:30PM 166 Stratton Terrace, Manly, Qld 4179 PIC 10 Kanuka Street, Algester, Qld 4115 4:00PM 2/38 Vincent Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 286 Formosa Road, Gumdale, Qld 4154 95 Stephen Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 6:00PM 27 Vardon Street, Wilston, Qld 4051 SUNDAY 9:00AM 5/249 Coronation Drive, Milton, Qld 4064 Historic terrace 22 Shaw Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 Commercial 9:30AM 15/11 Croydon Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 10:00AM 2217/180 Grey Street, South Bank, Qld 4101 3 Sussex Court, Carina Heights, Qld 4152 15 Normanby Terrace, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 76 Lockerbie Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 71 Park Road, Wooloowin, Qld 4030 2506/25 Anderson Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 4/22 Oxford Street, Woolloongabba, Qld 4102 29 Mullens Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 18 Strath Street, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 83 Hampstead Road, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 4/18 Moray Street, New Farm, Qld 4005 103/180 Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 5/29 Bilyana Street, Balmoral, Qld 4171 9 Potts Street, East Brisbane, Qld 4169 6/10 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe, Qld 4005 50 Hillside Crescent, Hamilton, Qld 4007 1500 Creek Road, Carina, Qld 4152 5 & 7 Clarence Street, South Brisbane, Qld 4101 2/68 Rose Lane, Gordon Park, Qld 4031 10:30AM 4009, 4010/255 Ann Street, Brisbane City, Qld 4000 7/183 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 54/29 George Street, Brisbane City, Qld 4000 (List source: realestate.com.au) Under contract already: 12 Prince Street, Paddington; 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space. Auction cancelled due to sale: 64 Montpelier Street, Clayfield; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces. Under contract: 43 Clarke Street, Hendra; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces.Among other auction properties that have already gone under contract was the brand new 64 Montpelier Street, Clayfield, as well as a low maintenance home at 32 Flemington Street, Hendra, a retro 1970s original at 4 Arctic Street, Upper Mount Gravatt, a dual listing at 43 Clarke Street, Hendra, the finely kept 60 Solar Street, Coorparoo, plus 14 Zeehan Street, Wavell Heights. A unit at 30/34 Dornoch Terrace, West End has also had its auction postposed pending negotiations.The first home going to auction this weekend is in the Grange at 7 Myrtle Street, while Saturday’s last one to go under the hammer will be in the evening at 6pm at 27 Vardon Street, Wilston. Brisbane’s Sunday auctions start at 9am with the final three of the weekend going at auction at 10.30am. Auction cancelled: 32 Flemington Street, Hendra; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 car spaces. 27 Ruth Street, Corinda Qld; 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Spaces; Auction: Sat 21 Oct. 2017 12PM.
Tipp and Galway renew rivalries on Sunday when the sides clash in the National Hurling League final.Michael Ryan’s men are targeting their first league title since 2008.The sides last met in the All Ireland semi-final last year where Tipp won by a single point. Tipp’s Noel McGrath says the history between the sides will mean little on Sunday afternoon.Throw-in is at 3.30 on Sunday afternoon at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick and the game will be live here on Tipp FM.