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 Friday, 01 October 2021 
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Art Exhibition Opening - Wondai
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery on the roundabout at Wondai will be opening their latest monthly exhibition for 2020 with a wine and cheese tasting at 6:00pm tonight. This month the gallery will be hosting the 23rd annual South Burnett Regional Art Competition, which showcases works in art, photography, sculpture and ceramics categories created exclusively by South Burnett artists. The competition offers $8000 in prize monies, including a $3000 South Burnett Acquisitive sponsored by the South Burnett Regional Council, and is the biggest art competition of its kind in the region. As usual, tonight's opening will also feature great hot and cold finger foods and punch, along with wine tastings from a South Burnett winery, live entertainment and lots of fun socialising. Admission is $5 and everyone is welcome to attend. More details? Phone the Gallery on (07) 4168-5926.
Cowgirls Gathering - Kilkivan
The first day of the inaugural 3-day Cowgirls Gathering will be held at the Kilkivan Equestrian Centre at Kilkivan Showgrounds in Mudlo Road, Kilkivan, kicking off with a line dancing class at 5:00pm and followed by a welcome party that will run from 6:00pm to around 10:00pm. This event will feature three days of equestrian competitions, demonstrations, classes and clinics, but the majority of these will be held on the weekend. On-site camping and glamping options are also available if you want to stay over. Spectator tickets are free today, but tomorrow and Sunday they'll set you back $75 to $100 per day. More details can be found on the Cowgirls Gathering website.
Line Dancing - Yarraman
Weekly line dancing classes will be held the Community Hall in Browne Street, Yarraman from 9:00am to noon this morning. Class fees are $5 and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone 0422-889-530.
Cooyar Campdraft
The first day of the three-day Cooyar Campdraft will be held at the Cooyar Showgrounds in Rangemore Road, Cooyar from 5:30am this morning until late in the afternoon. This year's campdraft is being run later than usual due to the pandemic and is expected to draw a very big roll-up. Today's action will feature the first and second rounds of the $3800 Sullivan Livestock Open Draft and the $1600 Oakey Beef Exports Maiden 4 Maiden Draft. Entry to the campdraft is 100% free for spectators, and there'll also be a bar and canteen running as well as plenty of campsites available in the Showgrounds if you want to stay over. Everyone is welcome!
Under 8s Day In The Park - Kingaroy
An Under 8s Day The Park for young children and their carers will be held at Memorial Park in Haly Street, Kingaroy from 9:30am to 12:30pm this morning. The event has been organised by South Burnett Partnerships For Kids and will feature a free sausage sizzle, lots of games and activities for small children, and community group activities, discussions, service displays and giveaways for adults. There's no admission and all parents and children are welcome.
U14s South Burnett Cricket Trials - Nanango
Trials for the Under 14s South Burnett cricket team will be held from 4:00pm afternoon at the Alan Downie Sports Fields in Burnett Street, Nanango. The trials are for all eligible players born between the September 1, 2007, to August 31, 2009. More details? Email SBCA Junior Cricket
Kingaroy RSL Bingo
Bingo games will be running at Kingaroy RSL from 9:30am this morning (eyes down at 10:30am). There'll be multiple jackpots on offer, along with book games and raffles, and proceeds will go to help local good causes. Everyone is welcome. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.
Ringsfield Writers - Nanango
The Ringsfield Writers group will be meeting at the Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango at 11:00am this morning. Members of the group review and critique each others' writing in a positive way, and aspiring new writers are very welcome. More details? Email Janice
Friday Social Golf - Proston
The Proston Golf Club on Brigooda Road, Proston will be holding a Friday afternoon social golf game today. Names need to be in by 2:00pm for a 2:30pm tee-off, and everyone is welcome. Cold beer and snacks will also be available at the clubhouse from noon, and dinner after 5:30pm (all with appropriate social distancing, of course). More details? Phone 0474-741-822.
Cuppa And Chat Group
Kingaroy's Cuppa and Chat Group will be holding its weekly meeting at The Biscuit Tin behind St Mary's Church at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 10:00am to around 11:00am today. As the name suggests, members enjoy a cuppa and biscuits baked in the community kitchen, and simply chat about whatever interests them. More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.
Tucker & Chop - Kingaroy
Popular South Burnett duo Tucker & Chop will be performing in the bistro at the Carrollee Hotel in King Street, Kingaroy from 6:30pm until late tonight, serving up their toe-tapping mix of classic blues and funky pop. And NRL Great Wally Fullerton Smith will be in the Sports Bar from 5:00pm to share some beers and yarns. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.
Friday Croquet - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Croquet Club will be playing croquet games at the rear of the Kingaroy Cricket Club in Youngman Street, Kingaroy (just next to Beangrowers) from 9:00am to around 11:30am this morning. New members are always welcome and a $2 lesson is available if you'd like tuition in the basics (all equipment is supplied). More details? Phone (07) 4163-6022.
Queensland State Gliding Competition - Kingaroy
CANCELLED: The Kingaroy Soaring Club will be hosting the 2021 Gliding Queensland State Competition from September 25 to October 1 at Kingaroy Airport. There are approximately 30 entries across 3 different classes of gliders competing in this year's event, with a high class field of entrants, some of whom have represented Australia at the World Gliding level. Kingaroy residents may notice additional glider activity over the airport and around the region during this period.
Open Mic Night At The Palace - Nanango
CANCELLED: The Palace Hotel in Fitzroy Street, Nanango will be hosting an Open Mic Night with the Mr Q Acoustic Duo from 7:30pm until late tonight. All equipment is supplied - just bring your voice and/or instrument - and there's no admission. The Palace's kitchen will also be open if you want dinner beforehand or a snack during. More details? Phone Beau or Nathan at the hotel on (07) 4163-1287, or Tony on 0439-077-681. Note: Due to upgrades at the Palace Hotel, tonight's Open Mic night has been cancelled. It will return as usual on the first Friday in November.
South Burnett Pantry - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Pantry will be open from 8:30am to 12:00 noon today at 22 Stolzenberg Road in Kingaroy. The Pantry is a not-for-profit registered charity run by a Board of Management and staffed by volunteers, and it helps low income families, couples and singles stretch their shopping dollar further. The Pantry offers $40 pantry hampers that contain most of the food and personal cleaning items that most people need to get through part of the week (though you'll need to shop elsewhere for extras or special items). And anyone who's finding it hard to make ends meet is very welcome to make use of it. More details? Phone James on 0438-071-658. PS: If you'd like to help The Pantry in any way - either by volunteering or donating goods - please contact James about this too, or visit the website.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Friday, 01 October 2021 
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