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 Sunday, 18 August 2019 
Vietnam Veterans Day
Today is Vietnam Veterans Day, which is also known as Long Tan Day in memory of the 18 Australians killed at the battle of Long Tan on August 18, 1966. Vietnam Veterans Day has come to symbolise our nation's collective memory of the Vietnam War and in the South Burnett, special services are conducted every year to mark it. In Blackbutt, the presidents and members of the Blackbutt and Yarraman RSL Sub-Branches will be holding a combined service to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan at the Blackbutt RSL in Muir Street at 11:00am sharp, followed by refreshments catered by the Blackbutt-Yarraman QCWA; in Nanango, the Nanango RSL Sub-Branch will be holding a finger food morning tea and official presentation at the RSL in George Street at 11:00am; in Kingaroy, the South Burnett branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association and the Kingaroy RSL Sub-Branch will be holding a joint commemoration service in the Kingaroy RSL carpark at 10:30am with guest speaker Mrs Judith Dixon, the sister of Long Tan veteran Barry Magnussen who was awarded the Medal of Gallantry for his part in the Battle of Long Tan. This service is not only for veterans - everyone is welcome to attend. More details? Phone Barry on 0481-121-637; and in Wondai, the Wondai RSL Sub-Branch will be holding a ceremony at the Wondai cenotaph at the corner of Scott and Mackenzie Streets at 4:00pm. You can also find out more about the Vietnam Veterans Association - which looks after the needs of Vietnam vets and helps promote VV Day - on their web site.
Scots In The Bush - Boondooma
The final day of this year's four-day Scots In The Bush Scottish and Celtic Festival will be held at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Mundubbera-Durong Road at Boondooma today. The Festival features Scottish pipe bands and dancers, folk singers and poets as well as Scottish food, games and more; and special guests this year include the Ishka Ceilidh Band, Celtic Psychosis, Velcro, Celtic Thunder Oz, the Noosa Pipe Band, Mouldy Haggis, the Rum City Highland Dancers and many others. The festival's traditional Kirkin o' the Tartan ceremony will be held at 8:30am today; a licensed bar will be running throughout the event and meals will be available too, as well as on-site camping. Tickets for the full four days are $75 per head for adults (which includes a bush camping site) but you can just but a day ticket if you prefer (children under 14 are free). More details? Phone Judy on 0427-364-026. You can also see photos and read more about what last year's Scots In The Bush Festival was like on our website.
RSPCA Open Day - Kingaroy
Kingaroy RSPCA will be holding an open day at their shelter near Kingaroy Airport from noon to 2:00pm today. There will be a cupcake stall (cupcakes for sale plus cupcakes for kids to decorate), a car wash, $5 hydrobaths, facepainting and a sausage sizzle. There will also be $24.95 microchipping for cats and dogs.
Blackbutt Country Markets
The Blackbutt Lions Country Markets - run on the third Sunday of every month - will be held at Les Muller Park in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 7:00am until around mid-day today. The markets offer a wide range of locally produced arts, crafts and freshly harvested foodstuffs and everyone is welcome along! More details? Phone Ivan on (07) 4170-0068.
Timbertowns Woodworkers - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Sunday morning meeting at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 8:30am until around 12:00 noon today. New members who are interested in learning woodwork are always welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Marcia on (07) 4170-0389
Sunday Poker - Kingaroy
Sunday afternoon poker games will be played at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy today. Registrations start at 2:00pm and play begins at 2:30pm. All games are free to play and there are prizes for first, second and third. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755
Sunday Bingo - Wondai
Bingo games will be held at the Wondai RSL in Mackenzie Street, Wondai this afternoon, with eyes down from 1:30pm. There will be 3 jackpots and 15 games on offer, and the kitchen will be open for light meals. Proceeds will go to help Wondai RSL veterans. More details? Phone (07) 4168-5297.
Kilkivan Railway Markets
The weekly Kilkivan Railway Markets will be held in Lester Millar Park in Kilkivan from 7:00am until around 12:00 noon this morning. The markets feature an array of locally produced fruit, vegetables and merchandise and new stallholders are always welcome! More details? Stall Bookings? Phone (0407) 772-741 or visit the website.
Squirts Presentation Day - Nanango
The Nanango Soccer Club will be hosting a Squirts Presentation Day at their grounds in Burnett Street, Nanango at 9:30am this morning. Squirts are youngsters aged 3-5 and their families and friends are welcome as well. Food and drinks will also be available from the club's canteen.
South Burnett Arts AGM
South Burnett Arts will be holding its Annual General Meeting at Cranes Winery in Booie at noon today. All interested people are welcome to attend.
Kumbia Museum
The Kumbia and District Historical Society's museum, located in the Federation Heritage Centre behind Kumbia Hall in Bell Street, will be open from 1:30pm to 3:30pm this afternoon. The museum contains an excellent photographic display of local history and is well worth a visit. More details? Phone Josie on (07) 4164-4384 or Gayle on (07) 4164-4175.

 Sunday, 18 August 2019 
Wine and Food, Great Lakes, Bunya Mounains... Discover The Wonderful Towns Of The South Burnett
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NANANGO (07) 4171-6871  ·  KINGAROY (07) 4162-6272  ·  WONDAI (07) 4168-5652  ·  MURGON (07) 4168-3864

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