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 Saturday, 24 February 2018 
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Nanango February Race Meeting
The Nanango Race Club will be holding the South Burnett's first race meeting for 2018 at the Lee Park Raceway off the D'Aguilar Highway just south of Nanango from 11:00am to around 5:00pm today. Today's races will have a "Floral Shirts, Floppy Hats and Floaty Dresses" theme and everyone is encouraged to dress up in their best outfits to be in the running for some great Moffatdale Ridge Fashions Of The Field prizes. The race club's popular Bit Bar will be serving up platters all day if you fancy a bite; a licensed bar and BBQ will be operating under the extended covered area; the race club canteen will be open for sit-down dining; children will be well catered for with face-painting and ice creams; and there'll be plenty of bookmakers and an on-course tote available in the betting ring to take your wagers. A lot of people like to use the February meeting for picnics on the lawns, and you're welcome to bring your own marquee if you like. This will be a 5 race meeting and buses will be running to the races from Kingaroy's Glendon Street Bus Depot (12:00 noon) and the Fitzroy Hotel at 12:20pm. The first race will leave the barriers around 1:20pm but gates will open at 11:00am so go-getters can get a head start on that all-important socialising. Admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for pensioners (under-15s are free). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Rosemary on (07) 4163-2346 or email her.
Cooyar Show
The 69th annual Cooyar Show will be held at the Cooyar Showgrounds at Rangemore Road in Cooyar from 7:00am this morning (when campdrafting gets underway) through until very late tonight. The Cooyar Show is always a really great family day out, with free face painting and sample bags for children. This year's Grand Parade will run at 12:15pm, followed by the official opening at 12:30pm. As well as all the usual highlights including pavilion exhibits, led steer and stud beef competitions and a fun Sideshow Alley, thereíll also be a Ute Muster, a whacky Smash Up Derby, chainsaw and post ripping events, Young Judges & Paraders competitions and the Outback Thunda monster truck. They'll be followed in the evening by live music, a giant fireworks display at around 8:30pm and the ever-popular Cooyar Bull Ride. Entry to this year's Cooyar Show is still just $20 for adults and $5 for high school students (primary school aged children are free) and everyone is welcome along! For more information and/or show schedules, phone Show secretary Sue on (07) 4692-6200 or the Show Society's office (on Show day only) on (07) 4692-6281, or visit the Cooyar Show's website to get this year's schedule.
Wondai Country Markets
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery's popular monthly Wondai Country Markets will be operating at Coronation Park in Wondai's CBD from 7:00am to 12:00 noon today. Today's markets will feature stallholders selling fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, useful knick-knacks and clothing. There'll also be live entertainment; lots and lots of other stalls selling great gifts and goodies; and special hand-made treasures from local artisans available from the Gallery's new "Studio" building just a short stroll across the park. The BBQs will also be firing up from 6:45am to dish out hearty breakfasts for early bargain hunters. New stallholders are always very welcome (stall fees range from $10 with power and water available, if needed) and you can obtain more details by phoning the Gallery on (07) 4168-5926 or by emailing them
Wondai Royale Casino Night
The Wondai State School P&C will be holding a Wondai Royale Casino Night at the Wondai Town Hall in Mackenzie Street from 7:00pm tonight as a fundraiser to purchase digital technology resources for the school. There'll be a suit and cocktail dress code and guests at this licensed event can get to try their hand at Blackjack, Poker, Roulette or a Money Wheel. There'll also be live entertainment, auctions, a raffle and prizes for the best dressed. The $40 per head entry fee includes funny money (to gamble with), a lucky door ticket and finger foods, and tickets can be obtained at the door. Everyone who's 18 or older is welcome. Note: This event was originally intended to be held last October, but had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Proston Show Dance
The annual Proston Show Dance will be held at the Proston Community Hall in Rodney Street, Proston from 7:30pm until late tonight. The dance is the traditional curtain-raiser for the annual Proston Show on March 9-10, and since this will be the Show's 60th anniversary tonight's get-together will have a 1960s fashion theme. Guests can also get to meet the winners of this year's Miss Showgirl and Rural Ambassador competitions. Admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for students (which includes a light supper, tea and coffee) and a licensed bar will be operating as well. Everyone is welcome!
Murgon Junior Golf Registration Day
The Murgon Junior Golf Club will be holding its 2018 Registration Day at the Murgon Golf Club on the Bunya Highway south of the CBD from 11:00am this morning. In addition to registering new players, there'll also be a golf clinic led by Patrick Jones and a BBQ lunch. More details? Phone Cole Cooper on 0448-582-733.
Pink Tribute Concert - Kingaroy
The Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets in Kingaroy will be hosting the Pink Tribute concert tonight. Doors will open at 6:00pm for dinner and the show will get underway at 8:00pm. Tickets are $50 for dinner and the show, or $20 for the show only. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.
Bowls Club Bingo - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman St, Kingaroy will be running bingo matches from 7:30pm this evening with over $1000 in prizes on offer. More details from the club on (07) 4162-1404
Rural & Regional Affairs Policy Forum - Blackbutt
The ALP will be holding a Rural & Regional Affairs Policy Forum at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall in Bowman Road, Blackbutt at 2:00pm this afternoon. The forum is an opportunity for branch members to hear about Laborís agenda for regional and remote communities, and to have a say about the ALPís National Policy Platform. All South Burnett ALP branch members are welcome. More details? Phone Nick on 0406-549-250.
Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding a meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the former Murgon Railway Station) today. The Men's Shed meets every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday to work on projects and new members are always welcome.
Pig On A Spit Night - Maidenwell
Maidenwell's historic Maidenwell Hotel will be holding another of their popular monthly Pig On A Spit evenings from 6:00pm until late tonight (dinner is served from 6:00pm to 8:00pm). There'll be live entertainment from a Classic Rock Tribute Band and lots of cold beer, along with more pork than you can poke a fork at, all served up with with roast potatoes, pumpkin, corn, peas, carrots, applesauce and gravy for $17 per plate! There'll also be roast beef and spit roasted chicken on the menu for those who prefer a non-pork option, plus a vegetarian option (ie vegies only). In addition, there'll also be a Meat Raffle run as a fundraiser for Tanduringie State School, with three quality meat trays from The Little Butcher in Kingaroy up for grabs. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the pub on (07) 4164-6133.
Wondai Parkrun
The Wondai parkrun group will be holding their weekly 5km timed run at Coronation Park in Wondai at 7:00am this morning. Runners follow a course along the South Burnett Rail Trail and the parkrun group is free to join. All you need to do is register (once) online at parkrun.com.au and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event. More details? Send an email.
Cricket Semi-Final - Murgon
A cricket semi-final between Cherbourg and the Blackbutt Timbertowners will be played at Murgon State High School's cricket pitch at 12:30pm today. Spectators are very welcome.
Proston Men's Shed
The Proston Men's Shed will be meeting at the old railway station building at Railway Park in Rodney Street, Proston for its regular Saturday morning meeting today, kicking off with a cuppa at 9:00am. The meeting will run until around noon, and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone Geoff on 0439-694-000.
Freshwater Open - Boondooma Dam
The first day of the weekend-long Freshwater Open fishing competition will be held at Boondooma Dam today. This is a team fishing competition where no more than four rods can be in use at any time, and the only permitted fishing techniques are cast and retrieve or trolling. The Freshwater Open offers prizes for the most fish caught; the biggest Bass; the biggest Golden Perch; and the longest fish. There'll be a morning and an afternoon round today, followed in the evening by a band. There are also food and drink stands for participants and spectators running throughout. More details? Phone the Lake Boondooma Tourist Park on (07) 4168-9694.
Fortunato - Kingaroy
Popular entertainer Fortunato will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:00pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755
Bows & Beats Music Workshop - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Community Orchestra will be holding the first day of a two-day, RADF-funded music workshop program for intermediate to advanced string and percussion players, led by visiting tutors Gwyn Roberts (strings) and Jeff Jarrott (percussion). Less confident musicians are welcome to observe. Today's workshop will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Uniting Church Hall in Alford Street, Kingaroy. Cost is $25 for participants (which includes morning and afternoon tea, but BYO lunch) or $10 for observers. More details? Phone Caz on 0418-847-067 (AHrs)
Saturday Night Rugby League
CANCELLED While the South Burnett's 2018 rugby league season has yet to get underway, footy fans can get a treat tonight with a trial game between the Kingaroy Red Ants and Bulimba at T.J. O'Neill Oval in Youngman Street, Kingaroy at 6:00pm (gates open at 5:00pm). Admission is $2 to cover the costs of referees, and everyone is welcome! And in Nanango there'll be a trial match at Fred Kassulke Oval between the Stags and Stanley Rivers, from Woodford, with a 6:30pm kick off. Note: Both these matches were cancelled on Friday due to rain.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Saturday, 24 February 2018 
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