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 Saturday, 13 May 2017 
95th Annual Burrandowan Picnic Races
The 95th annual Burrandowan Picnic Races - a South Burnett tradition since 1922 and one of Queensland's most famous picnic race meetings - will be held at the Burrandowan Race Track 66km southwest of Kingaroy from 9:00am this morning (when clay target shooting blasts into action) until very late tonight (when the last exhausted race-goer drops off to sleep). This first race in this year's five-race program will leave the barriers at 1:00pm and there'll also be a Fashions of the Field competition with more than $4000 in prizes; a fully licensed bar operating from around 11:00am; good country food available all day from the race club's canteen; and the traditional Burrandowan pit-fired barbecues and sizzling steaks at night. There's also a great afternoon High Tea running in the race club's hall, and gourmet picnic hampers available for pick-up, but you need to book either (or both) of these in advance from the race club's website. This year attendees can dance the night away under the stars with entertainers Misfitz and the Redsell Brothers, or take advantage of shuttle buses that will be running from Kingaroy to Burrandowan and back again for the benefit of those who'd rather party hard than drive (you can get full details about these on the Burrandowan Picnic Races website too). Accommodation packages and free overnight camping at the track are available as well. Entry to this year's Races is $25 per head for adults but under-18s are free. More information? Phone Burrandowan Races secretary Carolyn Stone on (07) 4164-8147 or email her. You can also get more information on the Burrandowan Picnic Races website
QCWA Hivesville Mother's Day Cent Sale
The Hivesville QCWA will be holding their popular annual Mother's Day Cent Sale at Mondure Hall in McConnell Way at Mondure from 12:30pm today (sale starts at 1:00pm). Entry is just $5.00 and it includes a lucky door ticket, a sheet of tickets plus a fabulous afternoon tea. There'll also be prizes, raffle tickets and special draws - just perfect if you want to pick up a present for mum tomorrow! You can pre-purchase tickets by phoning Shelley on 0427-682-709 or Denise on (07) 4168-5191.
Dance - Inverlaw Hall
A dance will be held at Inverlaw Hall on the Burrandowan Road (roughly 20km from Kingaroy) from 8:00pm until late this evening. Music will be supplied by John Cornelius and there'll be the usual great supper and novelties, along with a Lucky Door draw. Admission fees are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for high school students and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone June on (07) 4162-1195 or David on 0459-228-882. Note: This month's dance was postponed for a week to avoid conflicting with the Kingaroy Show.
Yarraman Markets
The Yarraman Progress Association's Yarraman Markets will be held on the vacant block at the corner of the D'Aguilar and New England Highways in Yarraman from 7:00am until around 12:00 noon today (ie opposite Bendigo Bank). The markets feature trash and treasure stalls, car boot sellers, local produce and hand-made goods, as well as food stalls, and are held on the second Saturday of every month. Everyone is welcome and if you'd like to book a stall yourself - it's only $5! - call Joe on (0459) 638-282
Hot Tea & Cent Sale - Upper Yarraman
The annual Hot Tea & Cent Sale will be held at Upper Yarraman Hall from 6:30pm tonight (when the doors open). Entry is free and a great home-cooked meal will be available for $15 per person. Cent auction tickets are 50c per sheet and the auction will commence after dinner. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Jenny on 0458-638-546.
Retro Karting - Nanango
The second (and final) day of the Retro Karting Queensland F100 Grand Prix will be held in the South Burnett for the first time at South Burnett Kart Hire on the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango's CBD today. Spectators are very welcome to come along and watch the action trackside from 9:30am until 5:00pm. Food and drinks will be on sale at the canteen, and karts will be available to hire tomorrow. More details? Phone Rose on (07) 4163-1313.
Wooroolin Community Markets
The Wooroolin Community Markets will be held inside the Wooroolin QCWA Rooms on the Bunya Highway at Wooroolin from 6:00am until around 12:00 noon this morning. The markets offer stalls, a sausage sizzle, fresh produce, plants and crafts and are run on the 2nd Saturday of every month except January. Stall fees are just $5 and new stallholders are always welcome. More details? Phone Janice on 0439-073-160 or send her an email.
Nanango Stamp Club Meeting
The Nanango Stamp Club will be holding its second Saturday of the month meeting at Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango from 10:00am onwards this morning, followed by lunch for those who'd like to stay on for a bite afterwards. The club is the South Burnett's sole affiliated member of the Queensland Philatelic Council and promotes the hobby of stamp collecting in our region. It meets on the second Saturday morning of each month, and anyone interested in stamp collecting is very welcome to come along for a fun morning out with fellow collectors. More details? Phone Doug on (07) 4163-3013.
South West - Kingaroy
Popular entertainers South West will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm to 11:30pm this evening. Admission is free. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755
Saturday Soccer - Kingaroy and Wondai
The South Burnett's 2017 soccer season will hold its fifth round in Wondai and Kingaroy today. In Wondai, home team Barambah will play Gunners at the Wondai Soccer Fields at the northern end of the Wondai Sportsgrounds, with 2nd Division hitting the park at 12:30pm, Women's Division at 2:00pm and 1st Division at 3:15pm. And in Kingaroy, Wests will play Nanango's Panthers at Tom Alford Oval in Oliver Bond Street, with 2nd Division kicking off at 2:00pm and Women's Division at 3:30pm. The 1st Division game has been postponed to Wednesday week. Admission to view the matches is free, and a canteen will be running at both venues. Spectators are very welcome! Meanwhile, the 2017 Junior Soccer competition will continue today at the junior soccer fields in Oliver Bond Street, with the first matches getting underway at 8:30am in all classes from U6s to U10/11s. Cadets and U12/13s will hit the park slightly earlier at 8:00am.
Murgon Mustangs Working Bee
The Murgon Mustangs will be holding a Working Bee at the Murgon Showgrounds in Macalister Street from 10:00am this morning to tidy them up before the next at home game on Saturday, May 20. Mustangs members who can lend a hand with mowing, whipper snipping, removal of prickles from the main field, line marking, installing a new PA system and speakers, or cleaning the dressing rooms and toilets will be very welcome - and the more hands on deck, the less work for everyone involved.
Saturday AFL - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Saints mens and womens sides will be playing their first home game of the season at Lyle Vidler Oval in Youngman Street, Kingaroy today. The women's side will play against the South Toowoomba Bombers at 1:00pm, and they'll be followed by the Saints men's side playing against the Coolaroo Roos at 3:20pm. A bar and canteen will be in operation and spectators are very welcome!
Bell Memorial Hall Centenary
The Bell Memorial Hall in Wallace Street, Bell will be celebrating its centenary today, and anyone who's ever had a connection with the hall is invited to take part. Activities will kick off at 9:00am with a meet and greet and light refreshments, followed by guest speakers at 9:30am and the performance of a one act play by the Bell Theatre Group at 10:00am. This will be followed at 11:00am with a tree planting ceremony, before things wrap up with a Centenary Luncheon at 11:15am. Admission is $15 per head and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Ruth on (07) 4663-1087
Burnett Birdkeepers Annual Sale - Nanango
The Burnett Bird Keepers will be holding their 3rd annual Bird Sale at the Les Fogg Pavilion inside the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street, Nanango from 9:30am until around 1:00pm this morning. Last year's sale saw vendors and purchasers come from all parts of NSW through to Central Queensland, and this year the club expect the event will be even bigger. Most breeds of birds will be represented - so if you like birds, this is one show you really shouldn't miss! Admission is $2. More details? Phone Rod on (07) 4162-1068 or send an email. You can also find out more about the Burnett Bird Keepers on their Facebook page.
85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The thirteenth day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Senior Groups (15 and under, Open) dance entries today, and spectators are very welcome.

 Saturday, 13 May 2017 
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