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What's On In The South Burnett
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 Saturday, 15 April 2017 
Nanango Easter Race Meeting
The Nanango Race Club will be holding their Easter Race Meeting 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 an "Easter Bonnets, Bowlers and Cottontails" theme and everyone is encouraged to dress up in their best Easter outfits and/or accessories 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; and there'll be plenty of bookmakers and an on-course tote available in the betting ring to take your wagers. There's also plenty of undercover seating and lots of parking on course. A lot of people like to use the Easter race meeting for autumn get-togethers, and patrons are welcome to picnic on the lawns or even bring their own marquee if they 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 Nanango RSL at 12:30pm. 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.
Wondai Autumn Garden Expo
The first day of the weekend long Wondai Autumn Garden Expo will be held at the Wondai Sports Grounds off the Bunya Highway just north of Wondai's CBD from 8:00am this morning through until 4:30pm this afternoon. The Expo is one of the largest gardening shows of its type in south-east Queensland, and it always draws thousands of keen gardeners to Wondai every April. This year (for the eighth year running) it's being held in conjunction with the South Burnett Orchid Society's Annual Show, which will be staged at the nearby Wondai Diggers Club in Mackenzie Street, Wondai from 9:30am to 3:00pm; and the Wondai Art Gallery are also running a special exhibition on a floral theme too - so make sure you check out all three venues! As well as the usual huge range of plant and garden-related product displays, the Expo will also feature a number of interesting and well-informed guest speakers talking on a variety of gardening topics throughout the day. Guests can also get to enjoy a brilliant Flower Show and live musical entertainment, as well as the Official Opening at 1:00pm. There'll also be plenty of food and drink outlets dotted around the grounds too. Admission is a slim $5 per day (young people under 15 can get in for free) and you can get more details and/or book a stand of your own on the Garden Expo's website or by phoning Helen on (07) 4168-9297.
Kumbia & District Charity Campdraft
The first day of the three-day Kumbia & District Charity Campdraft will be held at the Kumbia Sports Grounds off Bell Street in Kumbia from 6:00am this morning when the canteen opens and begins serving up Big Country Breakfasts through until late this afternoon. This year's Campdraft will have a bumper field of competitors and will be offering some really great Easter campdrafting action. Today's action will feature the first rounds of the Open, Restricted Open and Novice events, and tonight participants and spectators can enjoy a two course roast meal and dessert at the canteen, or a barbecue at the Old Bar, along with live entertainment, a multi-prize draw and a Restricted Open calcutta, a Painted Beast and novelty sporting events for children. Admission to the campdraft is 100% free for spectators, and there's also free overnight camping in the Sports Grounds all weekend if you want to stay over. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Malcolm on 0427-009-399.
Lions Easter Egg Hunt & Family Fun Day - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Lions Club will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt & Family Fun Day at Memorial Park in Haly Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to noon today. Apart from a great morning tea, sausage sizzle and free games there'll be three-for-$5 craft activities, a 50c per entry colouring-in competition, the chance to get a photo with the Easter bunny for $5, and two great Easter Egg hunts at 9:30am and 11:00am. Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event (which is a fundraiser for medical research) and there's no admission charge.
Water Colour Painting Demonstration - Kingaroy
South Burnett artist Suzi Wells will be giving a demonstration of watercolour painting and also silk painting at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Kingaroy (opposite the peanut silos) from 10:00am to 1:00pm today as part of the Gallery's April Jumping Ant Arts exhibition. Suzi will be happy to share tips and tricks and answer questions while she paints. Admission is free and everyone is very welcome.
Friendship Markets - Kingaroy
The third Saturday of the month Friendship Markets will be held at the Cheers Triangle end of the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 7:00am to around 12:00pm today. The markets are jointly run by the Kingaroy Rotary Club and Kingaroy Show Society and they feature a great array of arts, crafts, fruit and flower stalls. New stallholders are always very welcome! More details? Phone Patrick on 0419-648-754.
Kingaroy QCWA Girls Craft Club
The Kingaroy QCWA Girls Craft Club will be holding its third Saturday of the month meeting at the Kingaroy QCWA Rooms at 122 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy from 1:00pm to 3:30pm this afternoon. The club - which is for young girls aged 10 and above - teaches basic life skills like sewing, embroidery, healthy cooking and catering. The cost is $2 a day plus a small charge for materials used, and all young girls and teens are very welcome. More details? Phone Marilyn on (07) 4262-2397 or Lois on (07) 4162-3824.
Maidenwell Running Festival
The second day of the 3rd annual Maidenwell Running Festival (formerly known as the Maidenwell Marathon) will be held at Maidenwell today. As the name suggests, the Marathon is for runners and walkers and there will be 9 events over three days, ranging from 2.2km to a 56km ultra-marathon. Whatever your fitness or competitive level - and no matter whether you're walking or running - the festival has a distance to suit everyone. Today the Festival will kick off at the Maidenwell Sports Grounds at 6:00am, where runners will have the choice of a half marathon, a full marathon or a 56km ultra-marathon course. The Maidenwell Rural Fire Brigade will also be holding an Open Day from 8:00am to 4:00pm. And tonight, everyone is welcome along to the Maidenwell Hotel for one of their famous pig-on-a-spit nights (see entry below). Free camping is also available at the Sports Grounds if you'd like to stay the full weekend. You can read more about the Maidenwell Running Festival on the Festival's website, or phone Bronwyn on 0439-842-412. You can also read more about what the 2015 Marathon was like on our website.
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 local performer and lots of cold beer, as well as more pork than you can poke a fork at, all served up with with roast potatoes, pumpkin, corn, peas, carrots, applesauce and gravy! There'll also be roast beef and spit roasted chicken on the menu tonight for those who prefer a non-pork option, plus a vegetarian option. Everyone is very welcome! More details? Phone the pub on (07) 4164-6133.
Meet & Greet Morning Tea - Proston
The Proston Round Table community group will be holding a free Meet & Greet Morning Tea between 8:30am and 10:30am at Railway Park in Rodney Street, Proston this morning to launch the town's new free overnight camping area. Visitors to the town who attend the morning tea will also receive free visitor bags containing useful information about the attractions of Proston township and district. Everyone is welcome! You can also read more about today's morning tea on our website.
Camp Oven Comedy Night - Monogorilby
The 10th annual Camp Oven Comedy Night will be held at Monogorilby Hall as a fundraiser for the RACQ Careflight Helicopter from noon until late tonight. A sausage sizzle and chips will be available at the Hall from noon to 1:00pm, and this will be followed by an afternoon of walk-up acts including Alice Benfer, Ian Hands, Zita Burns, Les Lawson, Clarrie Walker and Bruce Rowbotham, amongst many others. After the main meal is served at 6:00pm (pig or beef on a spit plus vegetables and dessert), bush poets Harry Pickering, Cay Ellem and Brian Weier will entertain into the evening. There'll also be a licensed bar operating all day and night. Tickets for entertainment and meals are $35 for adults or $15 for youngsters aged 6-15. There's also free overnight camping at the hall and a cooked breakfast will be available from 7:00am on Sunday morning for $10 per head. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone (07) 4165-8121 or send an email. Note: Monogorilby is located about 150km west of Kingaroy via Boondooma Homestead, and signs will direct you where to turn off the highway. Guests should also bring warm clothes in case it gets chilly overnight.
Dirt, Bikes & Music - Boondooma
Manar Park at 2252 Manar Road, Boondooma will be hosting "Dirt, Bikes and Music" over the Easter long weekend from, April 14-17. Events planned include Barrel Races, Flattrack, a Hillclimb Challenge, a Junior Mini Enduro Loop and an Enduro Loop Challenge. There'll also be food stalls, trade stalls and merchandise on site. All on-site accommodation and powered campsites at the 4WD and motorbike adventure park are already booked, but unpowered sites are still available and guests are welcome to bring their own generators. More details? Phone the park on (07) 4161-2188.

 Saturday, 15 April 2017 
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