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  South Burnett Monthly Event Listings for April 2017
April 1

Kingaroy Show Cabaret Ball
You'd be an April Fool to miss this! The annual Kingaroy Show Cabaret Ball, the traditional curtain-raiser for the Kingaroy Show which will run on May 6-7, will be held at the Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy from 6:00pm until late tonight. This fully licensed affair offers live music (this year, with the incredible Memphis Moovers) and a great roast dinner, dessert and supper. Dinner will be served at 7:00pm and dancing will get underway at 8:00pm. The Ball will also see the judging and announcement of Kingaroy's Miss Showgirl and Rural Ambassador for 2017, along with Junior Showgirl and Junior Rural Ambassador (for young people 12-17), and Show Prince and Princess (for children under 12). Tickets to this year's Kingaroy Show Cabaret Ball are $30 per adult (or $55 with a meal); $15 for children aged 12-17 (or $40 with a meal); and children under 12 are admitted free, but can get a meal for $10. Tickets can be obtained in advance from Coppards Menswear in Kingaroy Street; Raine and Horne's offices in Haly Street; at the Kingaroy Show office at the Youngman Street showgrounds; or by contacting Ros Tigel on 0428-228-839. No meal tickets will be available at the door, and they need to be booked by March 27, but non-dinner tickets will be available at the door tonight.

Art Exhibition Opening - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street (opposite the peanut silos) will be opening their latest monthly exhibition at 10:00am this morning. This month's "Autumn Antics Art Exhibition" showcases the diverse work of the Jumping Ants Art Group, whose 14 members work in everything from painting, printing and textiles to ceramics, jewellery, clay sculpture and mixed media. There'll also be raffles this morning for art prizes, and refreshments will be served as well. A working studio will be running throughout April in conjunction with the exhibition, providing demonstrations and workshops (a full program is available on the Jumping Ants website. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Nanango Country Markets
The Nanango Show Society will be holding their regular monthly Country Markets at the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street from 6:00am to around 12:00 noon today. As usual, the markets will feature a wide variety of craft stalls, new and used goods, plants, poultry and pets. The Nanango Markets are the largest rural market in south east Queensland and routinely attract 300 to 400 stallholders. But new stallholders are always very welcome too! More info? Phone the Market Co-Ordinator on (0427) 631-273 during business hours.

Creative Art Workshop - Wondai
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery at 40 Haly Street in Wondai will be holding two Creative Art Workshops for school children this morning as a school holiday activity. The first workshop will be for children aged 6-11 and will begin at 9:00am; the second will be for young people aged 12-18 and will begin at 12:30pm. Children attending either workshop should bring along a $10 workshop fee and a pair of cheap white canvas tennis shoes that they can paint up and decorate. They're also welcome to bring their parents, too. However, places are limited. More details? Phone Maria on 0435-377-258.

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 Chattanooga 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.

Super Saturday Soccer - Kingaroy
CANCELLED: The South Burnett's 2017 soccer season will hold its second round today, and all matches will be held at Tom Alford Oval in Oliver Bond Street, Kingaroy because today's get-together will be a Super Saturday where spectators can get to watch all this year's teams in action at the one venue, as well as enjoy a bumper day of soccer. The day will get underway at 11:00am when 2nd Division teams Wests and Panthers battle it out, followed at 12:30pm by a clash between the Barambah Bears and Gunners. After this, the Women's Division will take to the park at 2:00pm when Wests play Panthers, followed at 3:30pm when the Gunnettes take on the lady Bears. The really big action will follow at 5:00pm in 1st Division when Wests play Nanango, followed by Gunners and Barambah at 7:30pm. A canteen will be open on the grounds all day, admission is free and spectators are very welcome! Note: Due to heavy rain on Thursday saturating Tom Alford Oval, this event has been cancelled.

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 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.

Double Or Nothing - Kingaroy
Acoustic duo Double or Nothing (Tony Cisneros and Rowan Edwards) will be performing at the Commercial Hotel in Glendon Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.

Gympie/South Burnett Division Handcraft School - Murgon
The QCWA's annual two-day Gympie/South Burnett Division Handcraft School will be held at the Murgon QCWA rooms in McAlister Street, Murgon from 8:30am to 3:00pm today and tomorrow. Six different crafts will be taught - Candle wicking by Elaine Ballin; Australian Crosses by Judith Marek; American Smocking by Diedre Lee; Sashiko by Lois Thurecht; Pattern Darning by Lyn Eggleton; and Beading by Melissa Dunn. Participants don't have to be QCWA members to attend, and they can attend for one day only if they wish. However, spaces are limited so a booking is essential. You can make one and/or find out more details by phoning Lyn Eggleton on (07) 5483-7483 or by emailing her.

SR Automotive Manumbar Rally - Nanango
The SR Automotive Manumbar Rally - the first round of the Queensland Rally Championship - will kick off from the Peanut Wagon at Tipperary Flat on the D'Aguilar Highway south of the CBD at 7:00am this morning. The rally will run through the Manumbar and Gallangowan foresty areas for most of the day. Various spectator points will be set up along the route, and spectators are also welcome to join in the post-race festivities in the evening after the race concludes. The rally's headquarters will be at the Manumbar Campdraft Association Grounds, and the Campdraft Association will be providing catering all weekend. Camping will also be available in the grounds if you want to overnight there. More details about the Rally can be found on the web.

April 2

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.

Seafood Sunday Buffet - Bunya Mountains
Lyrics Restaurant at Dandabah in the Bunya Mountains - just behind the Bunya Mountains General Store - will be holding their monthly "Seafood Sunday" from 11:00am onwards today (lunch will be served from around noon). The fully-licensed restaurant will be offering a 100% fresh, all-you-can-eat seafood smorgasboard, serving seafoods obtained from the coast yesterday. However, bookings are essential because places are limited: (07) 4668-3131.

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.

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

Timbertowns Woodworkers Meeting - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday 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

Kingaroy RSL AGM
Kingaroy RSL will be holding its Annual General Meeting today. Entry for the AGM will be via the Tobruk Room side entrance, and all members are encouraged to attend. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.

Wondai Home Produce Share
The monthly Wondai Home Produce Share will be held outside Dimities Cottage at 49 Haly Street in Wondai's CBD from 9:00am to about 10:30am this morning. The share is for people who have excess home produce they would like to swap or gift to others (non-food items can also be swapped) and the event has been organised by the South Burnett Permaculture group. You can read more about how it runs by clicking here.

Maidenwell Markets
If you're heading up to the Bunya Mountains today, go via Maidenwell and you can browse the Maidenwell Markets at the Maidenwell Sportsgrounds (just next to the Rural Fire Brigade HQ in the heart of town) between 8:00am and 12:00 noon this morning. These markets offer a range of arts and crafts, local produce, plants, home baking, bric-a-brac, sauces, jams, chutneys, coffee, food and lots more (there's even a jumping castle for children). Stallholder fees are very modest and all proceeds go to the Maidenwell Community Group for the development of the township. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Robyn on 0423-032-080.

April 3

Monday Evening Bingo - Blackbutt
Bingo games will be held at Nukku Nook at the head of the Blackbutt Rail Trail in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 7:00pm this evening (eyes down at 7:30pm sharp). These weekly bingo nights are a fundraiser for the Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Association and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Noeleen on (07) 4163-0413 or send her an email.

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

Wondai QCWA Meeting
The Wondai branch of the QCWA will be holding their regular first Monday of the month meeting at the QCWA Rooms in Mackenzie Street, Wondai at 10:00am this morning. All interested people are welcome.

Murgon SES Training Night
The Murgon SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the SES Building in Gore Street, Murgon from 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight. Anyone from the Murgon district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along.

PCYC School Vacation Activities
The South Burnett PCYC will be offering school holiday activities at Taabinga State School, Cherbourg and Murgon today. At Taabinga, there'll be a Wheels Day - kids should BYO bike, skateboard or scooter plus a helmet. At Cherbourg, there'll be cricket and 3-on-3 basketball. And at Murgon, there'll be general school holiday activities. More details? Phone 0428-227-057

Kumbia Hall Committee Meeting
The Kumbia Hall Committee will be holding its first Monday of the month meeting in the meeting room at the front of Kumbia Hall in Bell Street at 8:00pm this evening. New members are very welcome! The Hall and/or Supper Room are also available for hire - phone Josie on (07) 4164-4384 for more details.

Motorcycle Friendly Steering Committee - Murgon
The inaugural South Burnett Motorcycle Friendly Steering Committee meeting will be held at 7:00pm this evening at the Royal Hotel in Lamb Street, Murgon. The aim of the meeting is to support a recent decision by the South Burnett Regional Council to declare the South Burnett a motorcycle friendly region, and carry that decision further. Organisers think the meeting would be of interest to all tourist operators, cafes, fuel stops and accommodation providers in the South Burnett, and everyone is welcome along. More details? Phone 0417-608-929.

School Holiday Activities - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street in Nanango (formerly the Winds Of Change Art Gallery) will be holding school holiday activities for children and their parents from 9:00am to 11:30am today. Children will be able to take part in Xtreme Painting and Clay Play, while parents can learn card making in a separate workshop. Children under 5 are welcome to participate with parental supervision, and children aged 5-12 will be supervised by the event facilitators, who all have a Blue Card. Course fees are $10 for children, $5 for parents and include morning tea, but a booking is necessary to plan catering and staffing. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

Hivesville QCWA Meeting
The Hivesville QCWA will be holding their regular monthly meeting at the Hivesville QCWA Rooms in Main Street, Hivesville at 10:00am this morning. Entry is free and members are asked to bring a plate to share for lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend! More details? Phone Judy on (07) 4168-9892.

Wondai SES Meeting
The Wondai SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at their shed in McCord Street, Wondai from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Anyone from the Wondai and Tingoora areas who's interested in joining the SES or just finding out more about what's involved is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Dean on (0409) 480-553

Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club
The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club will be holding its monthly meeting from 10:00am to noon this morning at the Senior Citizen Hall located at the corner of Avoca and Kingaroy Streets (opposite SupaIGA). New Members are always welcome, and you can obtain more details from president Merv Wolski on (07) 4163-6191.

Kingaroy SES Training Night
The Kingaroy SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the Kingaroy SES headquarters in Glendon Street, Kingaroy (next to Kingaroy X-Ray) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. New members are always very welcome. More details? Phone 0428-741-274

Proston QCWA Meeting
The Proston QCWA will be holding their regular monthly meeting at the CWA Rooms in Rodney Street, Proston (just down from the Proston Community Hall) at 9:00am this morning. Potential new members are always very welcome! The group holds a general meeting on the first Monday of every month except January, and craft days most other Mondays. More details? Phone (07) 4168-9391.

April 4

Tuesday Night Indoor Bowls - Wondai
The Wondai Indoor Bowls Club will be holding its regular Tuesday meeting at the Wondai Town Hall in Mackenzie Street, Wondai at 7:30pm this evening. Three games of 12 ends are played, lasting up to three hours, and playing fees are $3. New members are always welcome and you can find out more details by phoning secretary Christine Rasmussen at Wondai on (07) 4169-0995, Maryanne Pearce at Tingoora on (07) 4169 0776, or Faye Holding at Goomeri on (07) 4168 4494.

Maidenwell QCWA Meeting
The Maidenwell branch of the QCWA will be holding their monthly meeting at the Maidenwell Hall Supper Room from 8:45am this morning (when things will kick off with a welcoming cuppa) through until this afternoon. The branch meeting itself will commence at 9:30am and all ladies in the Maidenwell and Bunya Mountains areas are very welcome to come along and meet the other branch members! You can obtain more details by phoning Glenda on (07) 4164 6137 or by emailing her.

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 Tuesday 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.

Workshop For Women Entrepreneurs - Kingaroy
A free workshop for women entrepreneurs will be held at the Taabinga Room at the DAF Research Station, 214 Kingaroy-Cooyar Road, Kingaroy from 9:30am to 1:00pm today. The workshop has been jointly organised by USQ and the QRRRWN as part of the WiRE program (Women in Rural, Regional and Remote Enterprises) and will be addressed by Professor Retha Wiesner, from USQ’s School of Management and Enterprise. The workshop is free but guests need to register online. You can read more about it and find out how to register on our website.

Tuesday Night Trivia - Kingaroy
Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy will be holding its regular Tuesday Night Trivia games this evening. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play starts at 7:00pm. Registration is just $2 and play is in teams of six. More details from the RSL: (07) 4162-1755.

Free Sewing Workshop - Nanango
Want to know how to use your sewing machine? How to repair garments? Make some simple items? Follow a pattern? If you're into sewing or want to be, then come along to a free sewing workshop being held in the meeting room behind Our Lady Help Of Christians Catholic Church at 16 Alfred Street, Nanango between 9:00am and 2:00pm today. Bring along your sewing machine and accessories (if you have them - if not, let the organisers know when you register) plus pins, scissors, a tape measure, a picker, a pen and notebook, and your lunch. Women and men are both welcome. More details? Phone Patricia on 0408-762-973.

PCYC School Vacation Activities
The South Burnett PCYC will be offering school holiday activities at Taabinga State School, Cherbourg and Murgon today. At Taabinga, today will be a Multicultural Day - one dad will play a didgeridoo, a mum will talk about Samoa and there'll be a screening of the Disney movie Moana. At Cherbourg, there'll be hockey and netball. And at Murgon, there'll be drop-in XBox and PlayStation games. More details? Phone 0428-227-057

Danny's Diner - Kingaroy
Danny's Diner - a free community dinner - will be held at the Uniting Church Hall at the corner of Alford and Youngman streets in Kingaroy from 5:30pm to 7:00pm tonight. The dinner is an initiative of the Kingaroy District Ministry Association for the benefit of anyone who's hungry or otherwise doing it tough. While an RSVP isn't essential, it would be appreciated to help plan the catering. You can make one by phoning Lenelle on (07) 4162-8482. You can also read more about Danny's Diner on our website.

On The Move Walking Group - Kingaroy
The On The Move Walking Group meets every Tuesday morning for a walk and chat. The group provides an opportunity for people of any fitness level to get out and be active, but the start time changes depending on the season. To find out the start time and location for today's walk, phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Blackbutt Car Enthusiasts Club
The Blackbutt Car Enthusiasts Club will be holding its first Tuesday of the month meeting at the Blackbutt RSL at the corner of Muir and Douglas Streets, Blackbutt at 7:00pm tonight. The club is for motoring enthusiasts - any make, model and vintage are welcome - and in addition to sharing their love of motoring, members take part in monthly runs and attend other local events for Show & Shines. New members are always welcome! More details? Phone Peter on (07) 4170-0289, Chris on 0427-782-573 or Dave on 0499-258-881.

Blackbutt Singers - Yarraman
The Blackbutt Singers will holding their regular Tuesday morning practice session at the Yarraman Community Hall in Browne Street, Yarraman at 9:30am. New members are very welcome. More details? Call Judy on (07) 4170-0880.

Tuesday Morning Croquet - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Croquet Club will be playing croquet games at the rear of the Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to 12:00 noon 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.

Tuesday Social Bowls - Nanango
The Nanango Bowls Club in Henry Street, Nanango will be holding social lawn bowls games from 12:30pm this afternoon. Dress standard is mufti and new players are very welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-3363.

Country Crafters Meeting - Blackbutt
The Blackbutt Country Crafters will be holding their regular Tuesday morning meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 9:30am to 2:00pm today. The group caters for people interested in crafts and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone June on (07) 4170-0054 or Roslyn on (07) 4163-0682

Elgin Vale QCWA Meeting
The Elgin Vale branch of the QCWA will be holding their monthly meeting at the Elgin Vale QCWA Rooms at the corner of Manumbar Raod and Porters Road, Nanango from 10:00am to around 12:00 noon today. New members are always very welcome! More details? Phone Lois on (07) 4162-3824

April 5

Water Colour Painting Demonstration - Kingaroy
South Burnett artist Dot Rowland will be giving a demonstration of watercolour painting at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Kingaroy (opposite the peanut silos) at 10:00am this morning as part of the Gallery's April Jumping Ant Arts exhibition. Dot will be painting a still life, and is happy to share tips and tricks and answer questions while she paints. Admission is free and everyone is very welcome.

Wednesday Night Poker - Kingaroy
Wednesday night poker games will be played at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy tonight. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play begins at 7:00pm. All games are free to play and there are prizes for first, second and third. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

Wednesday Ladies Bowls - Yarraman
The Yarraman Bowls Club in Margaret Street, Yarraman will be holding their weekly Ladies Bowls games from 9:00am this morning. New players are always welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-8269.

Connections Craft Group - Kingaroy
The Connections Craft Group will be holding its weekly meeting at The Biscuit Tin behind St Mary's Church at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 12:00 noon to around 2:00pm this afternoon. Members can bring their own craft project, or join in an activity the group is doing. Everyone is welcome and morning tea is provided for a gold coin donation. More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Murgon Rotary Club Meeting
The Murgon Rotary Club will be holding their regular Wednesday evening dinner meeting at the Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon from 6:30pm onwards tonight (meeting starts at 7:00pm). New members are always welcome! More details? Phone (07) 4168-1180.

Blackbutt Camera Club Meeting
The Blackbutt Camera Club will be holding a meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 4:00pm to 8:00pm this evening. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month except December and January. The first Wednesday is devoted to practical photography (bring your own camera and equipment) and the third Wednesday to a review of those images and talks and tips on software (bring your laptop), followed by a committee meeting at 7:00pm. New members are always very welcome! More details? Phone Annette on (07) 4163-0148 or send her an email.

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

PCYC School Vacation Activities
The South Burnett PCYC will be offering school holiday activities at Taabinga State School, Cherbourg and Murgon today. At Taabinga, today will be a Wet Day with water fights, water games and water balloons - so kids should bring a change of clothes, a towel and a hat. At Cherbourg, there'll be baseball and touch footy. And at Murgon, there'll be a $20 day trip to Kingaroy's Satellite Cinema to see a movie that includes transport, popcorn and a drink. More details? Phone 0428-227-057

Social Card Games - Mondure
Social card games will be played at Mondure Hall in Mondure from 6:30pm this evening. New players are very welcome.

Timbertowns Woodworkers - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday 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

School Holiday Activities - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street in Nanango (formerly the Winds Of Change Art Gallery) will be holding school holiday activities for children and their parents from 9:00am to 11:30am today. Children will be able to take part in String Theory, while parents can learn embroidery in a separate workshop. Children under 5 are welcome to participate with parental supervision, and children aged 5-12 will be supervised by the event facilitators, who all have a Blue Card. Course fees are $10 for children, $5 for parents and include morning tea, but a booking is necessary to plan catering and staffing. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

Indoor Bowls & Cards Day - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club will be hosting indoor bowls and cards (500) competitions at its centre on the corner of Avoca and Kingaroy Streets, Kingaroy between 9:00am and 4:00pm today. Indoor bowls competitions commence at 9:00am and cards at around 1:00pm, and the $2 admission includes a cup of tea. Everyone is welcome. For more details phone (07) 4163-6191.

Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding their Wednesday meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the former Murgon Railway Station) today. The Men's Shed meets every Wednesday and Saturday to work on projects and new members are always welcome.

Goomeri SES Meeting
The Goomeri SES will be holding their regular Wednesday night training session at the SES Building in Dickinson Park, Goomeri from 6:30pm to around 8:30pm tonight. Anyone from the Goomeri district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Group Leader Steve Kay on 0429-836-572 or Ray on (07) 4168-4150.

Nanango Country Quilters & Crafts Group
The Nanango Country Quilters And Crafts group meet every Wednesday at the Nanango Cultural Centre in George Street, Nanango between 9:00am to 2:00pm. Members can get to pursue a wide variety of crafts at these informal gatherings and the $3 meeting fee includes morning tea (but BYO cup and lunch). There's also usually a raffle as well. New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Tricia on (07) 4171-0124.

TAFE Student Bistro - Kingaroy
Kingaroy TAFE hospitality students will be running a bistro at the Kingaroy TAFE College in Geritz Road, Kingaroy from noon to 1:30pm today. Running the bistro is part of the students' training and they'll be offering $4 entrees, $7 mains and $4 desserts. The bistro is open to the public.

Wednesday Morning Bridge - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Bridge Club will be holding their regular Wednesday morning bridge games at the pavilion nearest to town inside the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street from 9:00am to 1:00pm today. New and visiting players are most welcome (training is available for new players too, if needed) and the $5 meeting fee includes morning tea. More details? Phone Helen on (07) 4162-2128

Blackbutt Lions Club Meeting
The Blackbutt Lions Club will be holding its first Wednesday of the month dinner meeting at the Lions Den off Bowman Road behind the Blackbutt Showgrounds this evening. Potential new members are guests are always welcome. More details? Phone Ivan on (07) 4170-0068.

April 6

Old Time Dancing Classes - Murgon
Old Time Dancing will be held at the South Burnett PCYC in Macalister Street, Murgon at 1:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon. The class caters to all levels from beginners to advanced, all in a fun and social atmosphere lead by a qualified dance instructor. Class fees - which include tea and coffee - are just $4 if you're dancing, or $2 if you're watching. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889 or send them an email.

Blackbutt & Benarkin Aged Care Association Meeting
The Blackbutt & Benarkin Aged Care Association will be holding its first Thursday of the month meeting at the Blackbutt Medical Centre at 91 Coulson Street in Blackbutt from 6:00pm to around 8:00pm this evening. New members are very welcome! More details? Email secretary Tracey Snell or phone Jeff Connor on 0448-946-702.

South Burnett Cake Decorating Association - Wondai
The South Burnett Cake Decorating Association will be holding their monthly meeting in The Studio at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery on the roundabout in Wondai from 9:30am to around 1:30pm today. Anyone with an interest in learning more about this fascinating art is very welcome. More details? Phone Gloria on (07) 4168-1952 or send her an email.

Wesleyan Food Hampers - Nanango
Wesleyan Grace Community Food Hampers will be available at 36 Fitzroy Street, Nanango from 9:00am to 12:00 noon today. Food hampers will be available for $20.

Tai Chi Class - Kumbia
Kumbia's weekly Tai Chi class will be held in the lunch room at the Kumbia Sports Ground from 8:30am to 9:30am this morning. The class is for beginners and new members are always welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Kingaroy
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Kingaroy every Thursday from 7:30pm at the "Biscuit Tin", behind St Mary's Church Hall, 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy. For more information, phone (07) 4162-5747.

South Burnett Toastmasters - Kingaroy
South Burnett Toastmasters will be holding a meeting in the Anzac Room of Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy at 7:00pm this evening. Toastmasters is a great way to learn how to speak in public and boost your self-confidence, and new members are always very welcome! Meetings are held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of the month. More details? Visit the South Burnett Toastmasters website

South Burnett Pantry - Tablelands
The South Burnett Pantry will be open from noon to 2:30pm today at Tablelands Hall in Tablelands. 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 Joan on (0427) 496-684 or Ruth on (0447) 812-789. PS: The Pantry normally operates from Kingaroy, but they now come to Tablelands Hall on the first Thursday of every month except January, too.

St Joseph's Bingo - Murgon
St Joseph's Parish Hall in Angel Avenue, Murgon will be hosting bingo games from 7:30pm this evening. There'll be $1000 in prizes on offer as well as a canteen and lucky bingo tickets. Proceeds will go to aid St Joseph's school and community works.

Kingaroy Community Kitchen
The Kingaroy Community Kitchen will be holding its regular Thursday morning meeting at St Mary's Hall at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 9:30am to around 1:00pm today. Community Kitchen members learn how to cook a variety of budget conscious home-cooked meals, then sit down together for a communal lunch afterwards to enjoy the results for the cost of a gold coin donation. New members are always welcome! More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Taabinga Rotary 2nd Hand Bookshop - Kingaroy
The Taabinga Rotary Club will be running a second-hand bookshop at their shed at the rear of the South Burnett Enterprise Centre at 6 Cornish Street, Kingaroy from 8:00am onwards this morning. You can grab an A4 box of children's books for just $5, and if you like you can also drop off second-hand books for this year's Bookarama, which is being held at Kingaroy Town Hall on September 9-10.

Blackbutt-Yarraman QCWA Meeting
The Blackbutt-Yarraman QCWA will be holding their first Thursday monthly meeting at the Blackbutt RSL at the corner of Douglas and Muir Streets, Blackbutt at 9:30am this morning. New members and visitors are always very welcome.

Taras Hall Bingo - Nanango
Bingo games will be held at Taras Hall immediately next to Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango at 9:00am this morning (doors open at 9:00am; eyes down at 10:00am sharp). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4163-1375.

Nanango & District Garden Club Meeting
The Nanango Garden Club will be holding their regular first Thursday of the month meeting at 10:00am this morning at a property in the Nanango area. New members are always very welcome. More details? More details? Phone Susan on (07) 4171-0619 or send her an email.

PCYC School Vacation Activities
The South Burnett PCYC will be offering school holiday activities at Taabinga State School, Cherbourg and Murgon today. At Taabinga, there'll be an excursion to Kingaroy Library to play library mini golf and read books. At Cherbourg, there'll be touch football. And at Murgon, there'll be drop-in games. More details? Phone 0428-227-057

April 7

School Holiday Activities - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street in Nanango (formerly the Winds Of Change Art Gallery) will be holding school holiday activities for children and their parents from 9:00am to 11:30am today. Children will be able to take part in Weird Science, while parents can learn how to make string baskets in a separate workshop. Children under 5 are welcome to participate with parental supervision, and children aged 5-12 will be supervised by the event facilitators, who all have a Blue Card. Course fees are $10 for children, $5 for parents and include morning tea, but a booking is necessary to plan catering and staffing. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

South Burnett Pantry - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Pantry will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm 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 Joan on (0427) 496-684 or Ruth on (0447) 812-789. PS: If you'd like to help The Pantry in any way - either by volunteering or donating goods - please contact Joanne or Ruth about this too, or visit the website.

Fromseier & Hockings - Nanango
Danish folk duo Fromseier & Hockings will be performing at The Shed in Little Drayton Street, Nanango (just next to the Scott Car Park) at 7:00pm this evening. Tickets are $25 per head and are strictly limited to 65. They will be available at the door or by phoning Jane on 0400-631-677.

Art Exhibition Opening - Wondai
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery on the roundabout at Wondai will be opening their latest monthly exhibition with a wine and cheese tasting at 6:00pm tonight. This month the gallery will be hosting its annual “Wondai Garden Expo Competition”, where artists submit works to the theme "Gardens Of The South Burnett" to compete for $1000 in cash prizes (courtesy of the Wondai Garden Expo committee). This is always a very popular annual competition and entries will fill all three of the main galleries, while works by students from a South Burnett school will be shown in Kidz Korner. 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. Note: After tonight's opening the exhibition will remain on show from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily until the end of the month.

QRRRWN Barambah Branch Meeting
The Barambah branch of the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network will be holding their first Friday of the month meeting today. The branch meets at a different venue each month, starting with smoko at 9:30am before the meeting gets underway at 10:00am. New members and guests are always welcome! More details on the location of this month's meeting? Phone Marg on 0418-689-728 or send her an email.

Wesleyan Food Hampers - Nanango
Wesleyan Grace Community Food Hampers will be available at 36 Fitzroy Street, Nanango from 9:00am to 12:00 noon today. Food hampers will be available for $20.

Kingaroy RSL Bingo
Bingo games will be running at Kingaroy RSL from 10:00am this morning (eyes down at 10:30am). There'll be four 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.

Family Movie Night - Nanango
The Nanango Blue Light at the corner of Elk and George Streets will be holding a family movie night from 6:00pm this evening. The Blue Light will be screening Disney's "The Jungle Book" and admission is a gold coin donation. Free popcorn will be supplied too, and the Blue Light canteen will be in operation, but guests should BYO chairs or blankets to sit on. The movie night is open to all ages and fully supervised, but parents will need to sign children in or out. Everyone is welcome!

Free Laser Skirmish - Yarraman
Toowoomba Regional Council's Youthconnect service will be offering free laser skirmish games at the Errol Munt Sports Centre in Errol Munt Park, Yarraman from 10:00am to noon today as a school holiday activity. There'll also be a free BBQ and giveaways, and all school-age children are welcome.

Friday Afternoon Scroungers - Nanango
The Nanango Bowls Club in Henry Street will be holding their regular Friday Afternoon Scroungers matches at 4:00pm today. A $5 match fee applies and new players are very welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-3363.

South Burnett Autism Support Group - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Autism Support Group will be holding its first Friday of the month meeting at SB Care opposite Super IGA in Avoca Street, Kingaroy at 7:00pm this evening. New members are always welcome! More details? Phone Jenni on (07) 4171-0096 or Jenny on (07) 4164-1107

Cuppa And Chat Group - Kingaroy
The 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 this afternoon. 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.

Nanango Show
The 108th annual Nanango Show will get into gear this evening with Stud Cattle Young Judges and Handlers competitions being held in the main ring while showies set up their stalls and amusement rides for tomorrow's public day. Admission today is free for spectators.

PCYC School Vacation Activities
The South Burnett PCYC will be offering school holiday activities at Taabinga State School, Cherbourg and Murgon today. At Taabinga, today will be a PJ and Movie Day - kids should wear their pyjamas, and will be watching a movie in the resources centre with popcorn. At Cherbourg, there'll be general school holiday activities. And at Murgon, there'll be a $50 excursion to Aussie World that includes transport, lunch and all day rides. More details? Phone 0428-227-057

April 8

TC Golf And Bowls Day - Wondai
The Wondai Country Club on the Bunya Highway north of Wondai's CBD will be holding their final TC Golf And Bowls Day from 11:30am this morning. This annual event, which combines golf and bowls, has been running for several years but is being wound up in 2017. Golf will take the form of a four person ambrose, bowls teams will be picked on the day, and a BBQ lunch and dinner will be available for a small cost. This get-together is always a fun event and everyone is welcome! More details from the club on (07) 4168-5582

Printmaking Demonstration - Kingaroy
South Burnett artists Fran van Vegchel and Carmel Nott will be giving a demonstration of printmaking at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Kingaroy (opposite the peanut silos) between 10:00am and 1:00pm this morning as part of the Gallery's April Jumping Ant Arts exhibition. Fran and Carmel are both accomplished printmakers, and they'll be happy to share tips and tricks and answer questions while they work. Admission is free and everyone is very welcome.

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

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.

Autism In The Park - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Autism Support Group, which provides support for parents and carers of autistic children, will be holding Autism In The Park at Memorial Park in Haly Street, Kingaroy from 10:00am to 2:00pm today to raise awareness about autism. Guests at this family-oriented event can get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle, $1 drinks, a free jumping castle, free face painting, balloons, and free fun visual, audio and sensory activities. Everyone is welcome, and you can obtain more details by phoning Tracey on 0420-920-112.

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.

B Grade Cricket Grand Final - Murgon
The grand final of this year's South Burnett B-grade cricket competition will be played at the Murgon Sportsgrounds in Macalister Street, Murgon from 12:30pm onwards this afternoon. Murgon will battle it out with Cherbourg for season honours in what's certain to be a very good match. A canteen will be running on site, and spectators are very welcome.

Dress For Your Shape - Kingaroy
The QRRRWN Barambah Branch and Missulli Boutique in Haly Street, Kingaroy will be holding a fun afternoon of fashion, food and wine from 2:00pm today. Guests at this $15 per head event will get a sneak peek at the boutique's new A/W17 selection, with staff on hand to advise how to dress to maximise your figure's best assets. Tickets are strictly limited, and can be obtained in-store.

Two Person Team Golf Challenge - Kingaroy
The first day of the two-day Wooroolin Business Houses Two Person Team Golf Challenge will be played at the Kingaroy Golf Club on the Bunya Highway south-west of town from 8:00am this morning. Today's competition will be a 4BBB Stroke for golfers, while non golfers can play a two person ambrose. There are great prizes to be won, and more details can be obtained from the golf club on (07) 4162-1720.

Cooranga North Campdraft
Cooranga North - a three building hamlet located on the Kingaroy-Jandowae Road south of Kumbia (turn off from the Bunya Highway) - will be holding its annual Campdraft from early this morning until late this afternoon. Admission is 100% free for spectators, and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Courtney on (07) 4668-6840.

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 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.

RSPCA $50 Pet Weekend
The South Burnett RSPCA in Warren Truss Drive at Kingaroy Airport will be holding a $50 pet weekend from 10:00am to 5:00pm today (and also tomorrow). RSPCA shelters around Queensland are currently running at capacity and they need to find new homes for adult cats and dogs currently in care. All RSPCA pets have been thoroughly health checked and temperament tested before being offered up for adoption. They are all desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, worm and flea treated and are looking for a second chance at a happy and healthy life - and you can see what animals are currently in the Kingaroy pound right now by clicking here. More details? Phone the RSPCA on (07) 4162-5501.

Nanango Show
The main public day of the 108th Annual Nanango Show will get underway at the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street, Nanango at 6:00am this morning when the gates open and stud cattle and horse judging begins. There'll be all the usual show fun including chainsawing (11:00am); the official opening (2:00pm); trotting (2:30pm); woodchopping (3:00pm); a rodeo (4:00pm to 6:00pm); wrestling (5:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:45pm); Glen Albrecht (6:00pm); an auction (7:30pm); the Ring Of Fire horse spectacular (8:00pm); fireworks (8:30pm); and a Dirt Bike Derby (9:00pm). Other features of this year's Show to look out for include a big Sideshow Alley, lots of great amusement rides, a Snake Show, pig racing, blacksmith farrier hot shoeing, a baby animal farm, ring events, harness racing, snaffle bit cutting, pavillion displays, and free face painting for children. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for pension card holders and children over 14. Children under 14 accompanied by a paying adult are admitted free, otherwise they're $6 too. A bar, BBQ and lots of food stalls will be operating in the grounds throughout the day and well into the night as well. More details? Phone the Show Society office on (07) 4163-1273. You can also find out more details on the Nanango Show Society's website.

DJ L8Hoven - Kingaroy
DJ L8Hoven will be performing at the Carrollee Hotel in King Stret, Kingaroy from 9:00pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1055.

April 9

Open Mic Afternoon At The Palace - Nanango
The Palace Hotel at 77 Drayton Street in Nanango will be holding an Open Mic Jam Session from 2:00pm to around 6:30pm this afternoon, hosted by Mr Q. Anyone is welcome to put their name up on the blackboard and - when their turn comes - perform up to 25 minutes of originals or covers. All PAs, guitars and drums will be provided by Mr Q and there'll be food on hand if you get peckish. Everyone is welcome along for a great afternoon of live music and family fun! More details? Phone Tony on 0439-077-681.

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.

Murgon CBD Markets
The monthly Murgon Markets will be held in Lamb Street in the heart of Murgon from 7:00am until around 12:00 noon today. The markets offer locally-made crafts, foods and produce and are always an interesting Sunday morning out. New stall-holders are always welcome too! More details? Phone Richie on (07) 4168-1915 or 0427-133-408.

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.

Cross Country Running Meet - Nanango
Queensland Running will be holding a South Burnett Cross Country running meet at Tipperary Flat next to the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango from 11:00am to around 2:00pm today for runners of all ages and fitness levels. Distances will range from 500m to 8000m, and there'll also be a Fun Walk for parents and anyone else just wanting a little more exercise. Participation is free providing you RSVP by April 7 (there'll be a late fee if you turn up today without registering beforehand), and there'll be a free sausage sizzle afterwards. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone (07) 3359-2950 or 0418-113-377.

Timbertowns Woodworkers Meeting - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday 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

Les Poules à Colin - Nanango
Canadian folk group Les Poules à Colin will be performing at The Shed in Little Drayton Street, Nanango (just next to the Scott Car Park) at 7:00pm this evening. Tickets are $20 per head and are strictly limited to 65. They will be available at the door or by phoning Jane on 0400-631-677.

RSPCA $50 Pet Weekend
The South Burnett RSPCA in Warren Truss Drive at Kingaroy Airport will be holding a $50 pet weekend from 10:00am to 5:00pm today. RSPCA shelters around Queensland are currently running at capacity and they need to find new homes for adult cats and dogs currently in care. All RSPCA pets have been thoroughly health checked and temperament tested before being offered up for adoption. They are all desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, worm and flea treated and are looking for a second chance at a happy and healthy life - and you can see what animals are currently in the Kingaroy pound right now by clicking here. More details? Phone the RSPCA on (07) 4162-5501.

Two Person Golf Team Challenge - Kingaroy
The second (and final) day of the two-day Wooroolin Business Houses Two Person Team Golf Challenge will be played at the Kingaroy Golf Club on the Bunya Highway south-west of town from 8:00am this morning. Today's competition will be a Single Stroke, with the points added to yesterday's score to determine the winners. There are great prizes to be won, and more details can be obtained from the golf club on (07) 4162-1720.

April 10

Kingaroy SES Training Night
The Kingaroy SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the Kingaroy SES headquarters in Glendon Street, Kingaroy (next to Kingaroy X-Ray) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. New members are always very welcome. More details? Phone 0428-741-274

Wondai SES Meeting
The Wondai SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at their shed in McCord Street, Wondai from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Anyone from the Wondai and Tingoora areas who's interested in joining the SES or just finding out more about what's involved is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Dean on (0409) 480-553

Monday Evening Bingo - Blackbutt
Bingo games will be held at Nukku Nook at the head of the Blackbutt Rail Trail in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 7:00pm this evening (eyes down at 7:30pm sharp). These weekly bingo nights are a fundraiser for the Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Association and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Noeleen on (07) 4163-0413 or send her an email.

School Holiday Activities - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street in Nanango (formerly the Winds Of Change Art Gallery) will be holding school holiday activities for children and their parents from 9:00am to 11:30am today. Children will be able to take part in sparkle art, while parents can learn how to do beading in a separate workshop. Children under 5 are welcome to participate with parental supervision, and children aged 5-12 will be supervised by the event facilitators, who all have a Blue Card. Course fees are $10 for children, $5 for parents and include morning tea, but a booking is necessary to plan catering and staffing. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

Kingaroy Quota Club Meeting
The Kingaroy Quota Club will be holding its regular second Monday of the month meeting at the Biscuit Tin (15 Albert Street in Kingaroy) at 7:00pm this evening. New members are very welcome. More details? Phone Wendy on (07) 4162-8485.

Murgon SES Training Night
The Murgon SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the SES Building in Gore Street, Murgon from 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight. Anyone from the Murgon district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along.

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

PCYC School Vacation Activities
The South Burnett PCYC will be offering school holiday activities at Taabinga State School, Cherbourg and Murgon today. At Taabinga, there'll be a Technology Day - kids should BYO technology or use the PCYC's. At Cherbourg, there'll be touch football and 3-on-3 basketball. And at Murgon, there'll be drop in games. More details? Phone 0428-227-057

Nanango Show Society Meeting
The Nanango Show Society will be holding their 2nd Monday of the month meeting at the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street at 7:30pm this evening. Members and potential new members are always welcome. More details? Phone the Show Society's office on (07) 4163-1273.

Proston QCWA Crafts Group
The Proston QCWA Crafts Group will be holding their regular meeting at the Proston QCWA Rooms in Rodney Street from 9:00am to 2:00pm today. The group meets on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of each month, and you don't need to be a QCWA member to attend. More details? Phone (07) 4168-9391.

Kumbia Quilt & Craft Group
The Kumbia Quilt & Craft Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the Kumbia QCWA Rooms in Bell Street at 7:30pm. New members are always welcome. More details? Phone Heather on (07) 4164-4258 or Val on (07) 4164-4108.

April 11

Tuesday Morning Croquet - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Croquet Club will be playing croquet games at the rear of the Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to 12:00 noon 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.

Kingaroy QCWA Craft Day
The Kingaroy branch of the QCWA will be holding one of their regular Craft Days at the QCWA Rooms in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (just next to Kingaroy RSL) from 9:00am to around 12:00 noon this morning, and you're very welcome to bring along your own craft projects (and something to share for morning tea) for just $1. Branch craft days are always social mornings and guests are welcome come along, enjoy a great morning tea and share the fun of learning a craft together, or just enjoy a natter and friendship. Craft Days are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday Night Indoor Bowls - Wondai
The Wondai Indoor Bowls Club will be holding its regular Tuesday meeting at the Wondai Town Hall in Mackenzie Street, Wondai at 7:30pm this evening. Three games of 12 ends are played, lasting up to three hours, and playing fees are $3. New members are always welcome and you can find out more details by phoning secretary Christine Rasmussen at Wondai on (07) 4169-0995, Maryanne Pearce at Tingoora on (07) 4169 0776, or Faye Holding at Goomeri on (07) 4168 4494.

Tuesday Social Bowls - Nanango
The Nanango Bowls Club in Henry Street, Nanango will be holding social lawn bowls games from 12:30pm this afternoon. Dress standard is mufti and new players are very welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-3363.

Blackbutt Singers - Yarraman
The Blackbutt Singers will holding their regular Tuesday morning practice session at the Yarraman Community Hall in Browne Street, Yarraman at 9:30am. New members are very welcome. More details? Call Judy on (07) 4170-0880.

Tuesday Night Trivia - Kingaroy
Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy will be holding its regular Tuesday Night Trivia games this evening. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play starts at 7:00pm. Registration is just $2 and play is in teams of six. More details from the RSL: (07) 4162-1755.

Danny's Diner - Kingaroy
Danny's Diner - a free community dinner - will be held at the Uniting Church Hall at the corner of Alford and Youngman streets in Kingaroy from 5:30pm to 7:00pm tonight. The dinner is an initiative of the Kingaroy District Ministry Association for the benefit of anyone who's hungry or otherwise doing it tough. While an RSVP isn't essential, it would be appreciated to help plan the catering. You can make one by phoning Lenelle on (07) 4162-8482. You can also read more about Danny's Diner on our website.

On The Move Walking Group - Kingaroy
The On The Move Walking Group meets every Tuesday morning for a walk and chat. The group provides an opportunity for people of any fitness level to get out and be active, but the start time changes depending on the season. To find out the start time and location for today's walk, phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

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 Tuesday 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.

PCYC School Vacation Activities
The South Burnett PCYC will be offering school holiday activities at Taabinga State School, Cherbourg and Murgon today. At Taabinga, today is Pet Care Day and a visitor from the RSPCA will talk about how to look after pets. At Cherbourg, there'll be cricket and netball. And at Murgon, there'll be drop in games and air hockey. More details? Phone 0428-227-057

Country Crafters Meeting - Blackbutt
The Blackbutt Country Crafters will be holding their regular Tuesday morning meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 9:30am to 2:00pm today. The group caters for people interested in crafts and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone June on (07) 4170-0054 or Roslyn on (07) 4163-0682

April 12

PCYC School Vacation Activities
The South Burnett PCYC will be offering school holiday activities at Taabinga State School, Cherbourg and Murgon today. At Taabinga, there'll be an excursion to Murgon PCYC for gymnastics. At Cherbourg, there'll be hockey and touch football. And at Murgon, there'll be gymnastics from 9:00am to noon for $10, or $15 with lunch supplied. More details? Phone 0428-227-057

Wednesday Night Poker - Kingaroy
Wednesday night poker games will be played at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy tonight. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play begins at 7:00pm. All games are free to play and there are prizes for first, second and third. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

Wooroolin QCWA Meeting
The Wooroolin QCWA will be holding their regular monthly meeting at the Wooroolin QCWA Rooms on the Bunya Highway, Wooroolin at 9:30am this morning. All interested women from Wooroolin and district are very welcome to join them for a great afternoon tea and a chat after the meeting. More details? Phone Janice on 0439-073-160.

Connections Craft Group - Kingaroy
The Connections Craft Group will be holding its weekly meeting at The Biscuit Tin behind St Mary's Church at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 12:00 noon to around 2:00pm this afternoon. Members can bring their own craft project, or join in an activity the group is doing. Everyone is welcome and morning tea is provided for a gold coin donation. More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding their Wednesday meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the former Murgon Railway Station) today. The Men's Shed meets every Wednesday and Saturday to work on projects and new members are always welcome.

Social Card Games - Mondure
Social card games will be played at Mondure Hall in Mondure from 6:30pm this evening. New players are very welcome.

Fun Ways To Paint On Silk And Paper - Kingaroy
South Burnett artist Catherine Woodham will be holding a school holiday workshop on silk painting at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Kingaroy (opposite the peanut silos) from 9:30am to 3:30pm today as part of the Gallery's April Jumping Ant Arts exhibition. The course fee for the workshop is $20 to cover the cost of materials, and everyone is very welcome.

TAFE Student Bistro - Kingaroy
Kingaroy TAFE hospitality students will be running a bistro at the Kingaroy TAFE College in Geritz Road, Kingaroy from noon to 1:30pm today. Running the bistro is part of the students' training and they'll be offering $4 entrees, $7 mains and $4 desserts. The bistro is open to the public.

Blackbutt Busy Needles Group
The Blackbutt Busy Needles group will be meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 9:30am to 1:30pm today. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone Linda on (07) 4170-0823 or Sue on (07) 4163-0919.

Indoor Bowls & Cards Day - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club will be hosting indoor bowls and cards (500) competitions at its centre on the corner of Avoca and Kingaroy Streets, Kingaroy between 9:00am and 4:00pm today. Indoor bowls competitions commence at 9:00am and cards at around 1:00pm, and the $2 admission includes a cup of tea. Everyone is welcome. For more details phone (07) 4163-6191.

Wednesday Ladies Bowls - Yarraman
The Yarraman Bowls Club in Margaret Street, Yarraman will be holding their weekly Ladies Bowls games from 9:00am this morning. New players are always welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-8269.

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

Wednesday Morning Bridge - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Bridge Club will be holding their regular Wednesday morning bridge games at the pavilion nearest to town inside the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street from 9:00am to 1:00pm today. New and visiting players are most welcome (training is available for new players too, if needed) and the $5 meeting fee includes morning tea. More details? Phone Helen on (07) 4162-2128

Kumbia QCWA Craft Group
The Kumbia QCWA Craft Group will be holding their regular 2nd Wednesday of the month meeting at the Kumbia QCWA Rooms in Bell Street today, kicking off with morning tea at 9:30am. Everyone is welcome, whether they're QCWA members or not. More details? Phone Mollie on (07) 4164-4191 or Lil on (07) 4164-4218.

Timbertowns Woodworkers - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday 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

Nanango Country Quilters & Crafts Group
The Nanango Country Quilters And Crafts group meet every Wednesday at the Nanango Cultural Centre in George Street, Nanango between 9:00am to 2:00pm. Members can get to pursue a wide variety of crafts at these informal gatherings and the $3 meeting fee includes morning tea (but BYO cup and lunch). There's also usually a raffle as well. New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Tricia on (07) 4171-0124.

Wondai Senior Citizens Club Meeting
The Wondai Senior Citizens Club will be holding their second Wednesday of the month meeting at the Wondai Diggers Club at 87 Mackenzie Street, Wondai from 1:00pm this afternoon. The $2 meeting fee includes afternoon tea, a singalong, card games, bingo and beatles with small prizes, and membership is only $5 a year. The club also organises occasional bus trips. New members are always welcome, and you can obtain more details by phoning Graham on (07) 4168-5598.

Murgon Rotary Club Meeting
The Murgon Rotary Club will be holding their regular Wednesday evening dinner meeting at the Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon from 6:30pm onwards tonight (meeting starts at 7:00pm). New members are always welcome! More details? Phone (07) 4168-1180.

Goomeri SES Meeting
The Goomeri SES will be holding their regular Wednesday night training session at the SES Building in Dickinson Park, Goomeri from 6:30pm to around 8:30pm tonight. Anyone from the Goomeri district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Group Leader Steve Kay on 0429-836-572 or Ray on (07) 4168-4150.

School Holiday Activities - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street in Nanango (formerly the Winds Of Change Art Gallery) will be holding school holiday activities for children and their parents from 9:00am to 11:30am today. Children will be able to take part in Messy Mats, while parents can learn how to do decoupage in a separate workshop. Children under 5 are welcome to participate with parental supervision, and children aged 5-12 will be supervised by the event facilitators, who all have a Blue Card. Course fees are $10 for children, $5 for parents and include morning tea, but a booking is necessary to plan catering and staffing. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

April 13

Murgon Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing Group
The Murgon Spinning, Weaving & Dyeing Group will be holding a meeting at the Wondai Art Gallery on the roundabout at Wondai from 9:00am to 2:00pm today. The group is open to anyone interested in learning spinning, weaving or dyeing and it meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. More details? Phone Enid on (07) 4168-2614, Judy on (07) 4168-4634 or Judith on (07) 4168-5698.

Kumbia Progress Association Meeting
The Kumbia Progress Association will be holding its 2nd Thursday of the month meeting at the QCWA Rooms in Bell Street at 7:30pm tonight, preceded by an optional dinner at the Kumbia Hotel at 6:00pm. The KPA is a relaxed, happy and informal small group and all interested people are very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Secretary Rita on (07) 4164-4130 (a/hrs).

St Joseph's Bingo - Murgon
St Joseph's Parish Hall in Angel Avenue, Murgon will be hosting bingo games from 7:30pm this evening. There'll be $1000 in prizes on offer as well as a canteen and lucky bingo tickets. Proceeds will go to aid St Joseph's school and community works.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Kingaroy
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Kingaroy every Thursday from 7:30pm at the "Biscuit Tin", behind St Mary's Church Hall, 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy. For more information, phone (07) 4162-5747.

Taras Hall Bingo - Nanango
Bingo games will be held at Taras Hall immediately next to Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango at 9:00am this morning (doors open at 9:00am; eyes down at 10:00am sharp). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4163-1375.

Old Time Dancing Classes - Murgon
Old Time Dancing will be held at the South Burnett PCYC in Macalister Street, Murgon at 1:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon. The class caters to all levels from beginners to advanced, all in a fun and social atmosphere lead by a qualified dance instructor. Class fees - which include tea and coffee - are just $4 if you're dancing, or $2 if you're watching. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889 or send them an email.

Wesleyan Food Hampers - Nanango
Wesleyan Grace Community Food Hampers will be available at 36 Fitzroy Street, Nanango from 9:00am to 12:00 noon today. Food hampers will be available for $20.

Kumbia Community Morning Tea
The Kumbia Progress Association will be holding their monthly Community Morning Tea at 10:00am this morning at the Kumbia QCWA rooms in Bell Street. Everyone is welcome along to this free get-together for residents who live in and around the Kumbia area, and you can enjoy some laughs and a great morning tea at no charge.

Tai Chi Class - Kumbia
Kumbia's weekly Tai Chi class will be held in the lunch room at the Kumbia Sports Ground from 8:30am to 9:30am this morning. The class is for beginners and new members are always welcome.

Kingaroy Community Kitchen
The Kingaroy Community Kitchen will be holding its regular Thursday morning meeting at St Mary's Hall at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 9:30am to around 1:00pm today. Community Kitchen members learn how to cook a variety of budget conscious home-cooked meals, then sit down together for a communal lunch afterwards to enjoy the results for the cost of a gold coin donation. New members are always welcome! More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

PCYC School Vacation Activities
The South Burnett PCYC will be offering school holiday activities at Taabinga State School, Cherbourg and Murgon today. At Taabinga, there'll be an Easter Party with craft, cooking, face painting, party games and party food. At Cherbourg, there'll be baseball. And at Murgon, there'll be a $50 per head excursion to the Blast Aqua Park at Coolum. More details? Phone 0428-227-057

April 14

Yarraman Walk Of Faith
The annual inter-denominational "Yarraman Walk Of Faith" will be held in Yarraman today, commencing with a brief service at 10:00am at Our Lady Of Dolours Catholic church, then proceeding to St Phillips' Anglican Church and the Lutheran before concluding at the Uniting Church with tea, coffee and hot cross buns. This Good Friday walk - which has been running in Yarraman for decades - embraces all the town's churches, and everyone is welcome to attend this community celebration of Easter. An offering plate will be in place if you'd like to make a donation towards expenses, and transport will be available for those who are unable to undertake the walks between churches.

Dirt, Bikes and 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.

Combined Church Service - Murgon
The Barambah Ministers Association will be holding an open air Good Friday combined church service at QEII Park in Lamb Street, Murgon at 8:00am this morning. Everybody is welcome to join in. More details? Phone BMA secretary Greg Carle on 0499-775-022.

Good Friday
Today is Good Friday, a public holiday. Most South Burnett business will either be closed today or operating on restricted hours. Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday are also public holidays.

Maidenwell Running Festival
The first 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 1:00pm, where runners will have the choice of a half or full marathon course. And tonight, volunteers will be preparing a fish and salad meal in the Maidenwell Hotel's dining room for participants and guests. Free camping is 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.

Good Friday Country Gospel - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy District Ministers Association will hold a free Good Friday Country Gospel concert at the Kingaroy Town Hall forecourt in Glendon Street at 6:00pm this evening. The concert will feature the Walmsley Brothers, but other artists will be performing as well. There'll also be a barbecue running if you get peckish. BYO chairs or a blanket.

April 15

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Champagne@the 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.

April 16

Maidenwell Bull Ride
The annual Maidenwell Bull Ride will be held behind the Maidenwell Hotel from 5:00pm until late tonight to wrap up the three-day Maidenwell Running Festival. There'll also be a barbecue dinner available at the hotel, and after the bull ride winds down there'll be live music performed by Boots’n'Bandits, a top flight band that recently performed in Tamworth, playing until late tonight. There's an admission fee to get in to see the Bull Ride, which runs in a restricted access area, but no admission fee if you just want to see the band. Free camping and hot showers are available in the hotel's grounds too. If you enjoy rodeo action, the Bull Ride is always a really great night out. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4164-6133.

Maidenwell Running Festival
The third and final 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 today will offer the biggest choice of events, ranging from a half or full marathon that starts at 6:00am; a 10km run that starts at 7:00am; a 5km run that starts at 8:15am; or a modest 2.2km run that starts at 9:15am. All runs will start and finish at the Maidenwell Sports Ground, and while they're happening there'll be an Easter Egg hunt and other fun activities for children. The nearby Maidenwell Rural Fire Brigade will also be holding an Open Day from 8:00am to 4:00pm where visitors can inspect their equipment and pick up handy literature. The Festival will conclude with the annual Maidenwell Bull Ride (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.

Blackbutt Country Markets
The Blackbutt Lions Country Markets - run on the third Sunday of every month - will be held next to the Blackbutt Community Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 7:00am until around mid-day today. The markets offer a wide range of locally produced arts, crafts and and freshly harvested foodstuffs and everyone is welcome along! More details? Phone Ivan on (07) 4170-0068.

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

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.

Nanango Home Produce Share
The monthly Nanango Home Produce Share will be held in the grounds of Ringsfield House at 45 Alfred Street, Nanango from 9:00am to about 10:30am this morning. The share is for people who have excess home produce they would like to swap or gift to others (non-food items can also be swapped) and it has been organised by the South Burnett Permaculture group. Everyone is welcome along! More details? Phone Kathryn on 0401-600-083. You can also read more about the Nanango Home Produce Share on our website.

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.

Wondai Autumn Garden Expo
The second (and final) 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 1:00pm 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. The Wondai Art Gallery are also running a special exhibition on a floral theme too - so make sure you check out both 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. 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 second 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 continuation of yesterday's Novice first round; the finals of the Restricted Open and Novice drafts; a Junior draft; a Juvenile draft; the second round and final of the Open draft; and the first round of the Maiden draft. Admission to the campdraft is 100% free for spectators. 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.

Timbertowns Woodworkers Meeting - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday 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

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.

April 17

Kumbia & District Charity Campdraft
The second 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 early 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 continuation of yesterday's Maiden first round, followed by the finals. Admission to the campdraft is 100% free for spectators. 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.

Proston QCWA Crafts Group
The Proston QCWA Crafts Group will be holding their regular meeting at the Proston QCWA Rooms in Rodney Street from 9:00am to 2:00pm today. The group meets on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of each month, and you don't need to be a QCWA member to attend. More details? Phone (07) 4168-9391.

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

Murgon SES Training Night
The Murgon SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the SES Building in Gore Street, Murgon from 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight. Anyone from the Murgon district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along.

Wondai SES Meeting
The Wondai SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at their shed in McCord Street, Wondai from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Anyone from the Wondai and Tingoora areas who's interested in joining the SES or just finding out more about what's involved is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Dean on (0409) 480-553

Monday Evening Bingo - Blackbutt
Bingo games will be held at Nukku Nook at the head of the Blackbutt Rail Trail in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 7:00pm this evening (eyes down at 7:30pm sharp). These weekly bingo nights are a fundraiser for the Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Association and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Noeleen on (07) 4163-0413 or send her an email.

Kingaroy SES Training Night
The Kingaroy SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the Kingaroy SES headquarters in Glendon Street, Kingaroy (next to Kingaroy X-Ray) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. New members are always very welcome. More details? Phone 0428-741-274

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.

April 18

Blackbutt Singers - Yarraman
The Blackbutt Singers will holding their regular Tuesday morning practice session at the Yarraman Community Hall in Browne Street, Yarraman at 9:30am. New members are very welcome. More details? Call Judy on (07) 4170-0880.

Nanango Scout Club Meeting
The Nanango Scout Club - which meets every Tuesday night during school terms - will be holding its regular weekly meeting at the Scout Den at 40 Henry Street, Nanango (just next to the police station) from 5:30pm to around 7:00pm tonight. The group currently has three sections in operation: Joeys (for children aged 6 to 8 years); Cubs (8-11 years); and Scouts (11-15 years). New members are always very welcome, and so are new leaders and youth members for all sections. More details? Phone Shirley Masnata on (07) 4163-7455 or send her an email.

Wine & Food In The Park Meeting - Kingaroy
The Wine & Food In The Park festival committee will be meeting at the South Burnett Enterprise Centre at 6 Cornish Street, Kingaroy at 5:30pm this evening for a debriefing on the 2017 festival. More details? Phone Dafyd on (07) 4162-3899.

Tuesday Social Bowls - Nanango
The Nanango Bowls Club in Henry Street, Nanango will be holding social lawn bowls games from 12:30pm this afternoon. Dress standard is mufti and new players are very welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-3363.

Danny's Diner - Kingaroy
Danny's Diner - a free community dinner - will be held at the Uniting Church Hall at the corner of Alford and Youngman streets in Kingaroy from 5:30pm to 7:00pm tonight. The dinner is an initiative of the Kingaroy District Ministry Association for the benefit of anyone who's hungry or otherwise doing it tough. While an RSVP isn't essential, it would be appreciated to help plan the catering. You can make one by phoning Lenelle on (07) 4162-8482. You can also read more about Danny's Diner on our website.

Tuesday Night Trivia - Kingaroy
Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy will be holding its regular Tuesday Night Trivia games this evening. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play starts at 7:00pm. Registration is just $2 and play is in teams of six. More details from the RSL: (07) 4162-1755.

Proston Over 50s Club
The Proston Over 50s Club will be holding their regular third Tuesday of the month meeting and social at the Proston Town Hall in Rodney Street from 10:00am onwards today. The $2 admission fee includes morning tea and there'll be a communal lunch at around noon (bring along a plate to share). Members take part in various games, lucky door prizes and progressive raffles, and membership is just $5 per year, with bus trips are organised throughout the year. New members are always welcome! More details? Phone Noela on (07) 4168-9296.

Tuesday Night Indoor Bowls - Wondai
The Wondai Indoor Bowls Club will be holding its regular Tuesday meeting at the Wondai Town Hall in Mackenzie Street, Wondai at 7:30pm this evening. Three games of 12 ends are played, lasting up to three hours, and playing fees are $3. New members are always welcome and you can find out more details by phoning secretary Christine Rasmussen at Wondai on (07) 4169-0995, Maryanne Pearce at Tingoora on (07) 4169 0776, or Faye Holding at Goomeri on (07) 4168 4494.

Toowoomba Regional Council Meeting
Toowoomba Regional Council will be holding its monthly Ordinary Meeting at Toowoomba City Hall at 541 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba at 10:00am this morning. Meetings are open to the public.

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 Tuesday 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.

Back To School
The second term of the 2017 school year begins today and all school-age children attending State schools are required to return to class this morning. Term 2 will conclude on Friday, June 23 with a sixteen day Winter break. Motorists should take note that reduced speed limits around school grounds also begin to apply from today and you can face a steep fine for exceeding them - so drive slowly.

Kingaroy Photographic Club Meeting
The Kingaroy Photographic Club will be holding its 3rd Tuesday of the month meeting inside Kingaroy State High School's Community Room from 6:30pm this evening (access is via the Markwell Street bus parking area. New members are always welcome. More details? Phone Rosemary on (07) 4162-3406.

Country Crafters Meeting - Blackbutt
The Blackbutt Country Crafters will be holding their regular Tuesday morning meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 9:30am to 2:00pm today. The group caters for people interested in crafts and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone June on (07) 4170-0054 or Roslyn on (07) 4163-0682

Motorcycle Friendly Steering Committee - Kingaroy
The second South Burnett Motorcycle Friendly Steering Committee meeting will be held at 7:00pm this evening at Kingsley Grove Estate at 49 Stuart Valley Drive south-west of Kingaroy (pizzas will be available from 6:00pm if you want to buy dinner). The aim of the meeting is to progress a recent decision by the South Burnett Regional Council to declare the South Burnett a motorcycle friendly region, and tonight organisers will be suggesting possible drives that members can document, amongst other things. The meeting would be of interest to all tourist operators, cafes, fuel stops and accommodation providers in the South Burnett, and everyone is welcome along. More details? Phone Mark on 0417-608-929.

South Burnett Chorale - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Chorale will be holding their regular Tuesday practice night at the Church of Christ Hall at the corner of Haly and Burnett Streets in Kingaroy from 7:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. The Chorale meets every Tuesday night during school terms, and new members are always very welcome! More details? Phone Margie on 0424-924-632.

Careers In The ADF - Kingaroy
If you're interested in a career in the Army, Navy or Air Force, the ADF will be holding an information evening at Kingaroy's Satellite Cinema in Short Street, Kingaroy at 5:45pm this evening. The ADF's info session will be followed by a free movie screening.

Tuesday Morning Croquet - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Croquet Club will be playing croquet games at the rear of the Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to 12:00 noon 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.

On The Move Walking Group - Kingaroy
The On The Move Walking Group meets every Tuesday morning for a walk and chat. The group provides an opportunity for people of any fitness level to get out and be active, but the start time changes depending on the season. To find out the start time and location for today's walk, phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

April 19

Indoor Bowls & Cards Day - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club will be hosting indoor bowls and cards (500) competitions at its centre on the corner of Avoca and Kingaroy Streets, Kingaroy between 9:00am and 4:00pm today. Indoor bowls competitions commence at 9:00am and cards at around 1:00pm, and the $2 admission includes a cup of tea. Everyone is welcome. For more details phone (07) 4163-6191.

Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers Muster - Boondooma
The first day of the week-long Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers & Heritage Muster will be held at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road, Boondooma today. This popular annual campout week features lots of Australia's top bush balladeers and poets (51 will be appearing at the Muster this year) along with walk-up artists. The Muster routinely attracts 700 to 800 caravanners plus day-trippers, and in addition to bucketloads of non-stop great music there'll also be great camp oven meals, a licensed bar, BBQ, stalls, displays of vintage cars and engines, photography and historical items. Tickets are $100 for the full seven days of the festival, or $10 if you just want a day pass for today only (children under 15 are free). Bush camping is available on-site and can be booked by phoning the Homestead's caretakers on (07) 4168-0159. You can also get a full program of this year's Muster in PDF format by clicking here.

TAFE Student Bistro - Kingaroy
Kingaroy TAFE hospitality students will be running a bistro at the Kingaroy TAFE College in Geritz Road, Kingaroy from noon to 1:30pm today. Running the bistro is part of the students' training and they'll be offering $4 entrees, $7 mains and $4 desserts. The bistro is open to the public.

Kingaroy Carers Group Meeting
The Kingaroy Carers Group will be holding their regular third Wednesday of the month meeting at the Kingaroy RSL's Function Room in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 10:30am to 12:30pm this morning. The group is open to anyone who acts as a carer. It's designed to provide a social and networking outlet for carers, who often find themselves isolated by their role. The group provides coffee, cake, companionship, support and information and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone the Care for Carers team on (07) 4150 1900 or email them.

Timbertowns Woodworkers - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday 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

Wednesday Night Judo - Murgon
The Murgon Judo Club will be holding its regular Wednesday training night at the Salvation Army Hall in Macalister Street, Murgon this evening. Junior classes will run from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and seniors from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Class fees are $4 for juniors and $6 for seniors. More details? Phone Stan on (07) 4168-3104 or (0414) 404-004

Nanango Country Quilters & Crafts Group
The Nanango Country Quilters And Crafts group meet every Wednesday at the Nanango Cultural Centre in George Street, Nanango between 9:00am to 2:00pm. Members can get to pursue a wide variety of crafts at these informal gatherings and the $3 meeting fee includes morning tea (but BYO cup and lunch). There's also usually a raffle as well. New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Tricia on (07) 4171-0124.

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding their Wednesday meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the former Murgon Railway Station) today. The Men's Shed meets every Wednesday and Saturday to work on projects and new members are always welcome.

Blackbutt Camera Club Meeting
The Blackbutt Camera Club will be holding a meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 4:00pm to 8:00pm this evening. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month except December and January. The first Wednesday is devoted to practical photography (bring your own camera and equipment) and the third Wednesday to a review of those images and talks and tips on software (bring your laptop), followed by a committee meeting at 7:00pm. New members are always very welcome! More details? Phone Annette on (07) 4163-0148 or send her an email.

Blackbutt Red Cross Meeting
The Blackbutt branch of the Australian Red Cross will be holding their 3rd Wednesday of the month meeting at the Blackbutt tennis clubhouse in Hart Street, Blackbutt at 9:30am this morning. New members are always welcome.

Connections Craft Group - Kingaroy
The Connections Craft Group will be holding its weekly meeting at The Biscuit Tin behind St Mary's Church at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 12:00 noon to around 2:00pm this afternoon. Members can bring their own craft project, or join in an activity the group is doing. Everyone is welcome and morning tea is provided for a gold coin donation. More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Kingaroy Red Ants Meeting
The Kingaroy Red Ants rugby league club will be holding their monthly meeting at their clubhouse beside T.J. O'Neill oval in Youngman Street, Kingaroy at 6:00pm this evening. Volunteers are still needed for this season's games in a variety of roles, and are always welcome.

South Burnett Regional Council Meeting
The South Burnett Regional Council will be holding its monthly general meeting at the Glendon Street Council Chambers in Kingaroy at 9:00am this morning. Meetings are open to the public.

Blackbutt Busy Needles Group
The Blackbutt Busy Needles group will be meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 9:30am to 1:30pm today. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone Linda on (07) 4170-0823 or Sue on (07) 4163-0919.

Wednesday Night Poker - Kingaroy
Wednesday night poker games will be played at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy tonight. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play begins at 7:00pm. All games are free to play and there are prizes for first, second and third. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

Wednesday Morning Bridge - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Bridge Club will be holding their regular Wednesday morning bridge games at the pavilion nearest to town inside the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street from 9:00am to 1:00pm today. New and visiting players are most welcome (training is available for new players too, if needed) and the $5 meeting fee includes morning tea. More details? Phone Helen on (07) 4162-2128

Goomeri SES Meeting
The Goomeri SES will be holding their regular Wednesday night training session at the SES Building in Dickinson Park, Goomeri from 6:30pm to around 8:30pm tonight. Anyone from the Goomeri district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Group Leader Steve Kay on 0429-836-572 or Ray on (07) 4168-4150.

Wednesday Ladies Bowls - Yarraman
The Yarraman Bowls Club in Margaret Street, Yarraman will be holding their weekly Ladies Bowls games from 9:00am this morning. New players are always welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-8269.

Social Card Games - Mondure
Social card games will be played at Mondure Hall in Mondure from 6:30pm this evening. New players are very welcome.

QCWA Twilight Branch Meeting - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy QCWA Twilight Branch will be holding their third Wednesday of the month meeting at the QCWA Rooms next to Kingaroy RSL in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy from 6:00pm to around 7:30pm tonight. The Twilight Branch is a new branch of the QCWA specifically designed for working women and busy mums. It meets in the evenings and is separate from the traditional Kingaroy branch (which meets during the day). The Twilight Branch is open to all women who'd like to take part in QCWA activities and/or find out more about this highly respected community organisation. New members are always very welcome! More details? Phone Anita on 0439-765-632 or email her. You can also read more about the branch on this page of our website.

Murgon Rotary Club Meeting
The Murgon Rotary Club will be holding their regular Wednesday evening dinner meeting at the Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon from 6:30pm onwards tonight (meeting starts at 7:00pm). New members are always welcome! More details? Phone (07) 4168-1180.

April 20

NaTDA Meeting - Nanango
The Nanango Tourism & Development Association will be holding its monthly dinner meeting in the Long Hai Room at the Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango at 5:30pm this evening. NaTDA aims to assist, foster, instigate and/or manage any project that could contribute to the advancement of the communities in and around Nanango, and it represents the interests of the Nanango community, business and tourism operators. All interested people are very welcome to come along and get involved! Afterwards, the meeting will be followed by an informal, optional social dinner at the RSL's bistro. You can obtain more information by phoning Gloria Kirkness on (07) 4163-2848.

South Burnett Toastmasters - Kingaroy
South Burnett Toastmasters will be holding a meeting in the Anzac Room of Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy at 7:00pm this evening. Toastmasters is a great way to learn how to speak in public and boost your self-confidence, and new members are always very welcome! Meetings are held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of the month. More details? Visit the South Burnett Toastmasters website

Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers Muster - Boondooma
The second day of the week-long Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers & Heritage Muster will be held at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road, Boondooma today. This popular annual campout week features lots of Australia's top bush balladeers and poets (51 will be appearing at the Muster this year) along with walk-up artists. The Muster routinely attracts 700 to 800 caravanners plus day-trippers, and in addition to bucketloads of non-stop great music there'll also be great camp oven meals, a licensed bar, BBQ, stalls, displays of vintage cars and engines, photography and historical items. Tickets are $100 for the full seven days of the festival, or $15 if you just want a day pass for today only (children under 15 are free). Bush camping is available on-site and can be booked by phoning the Homestead's caretakers on (07) 4168-0159. You can also get a full program of this year's Muster in PDF format by clicking here.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Kingaroy
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Kingaroy every Thursday from 7:30pm at the "Biscuit Tin", behind St Mary's Church Hall, 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy. For more information, phone (07) 4162-5747.

Tai Chi Class - Kumbia
Kumbia's weekly Tai Chi class will be held in the lunch room at the Kumbia Sports Ground from 8:30am to 9:30am this morning. The class is for beginners and new members are always welcome.

Blackbutt Agricultural Society
The Blackbutt Agricultural Society will be holding their third Thursday of the month meeting at the main pavilion inside the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road at 7:00pm this evening. All interested people are welcome to attend.

Taras Hall Bingo - Nanango
Bingo games will be held at Taras Hall immediately next to Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango at 9:00am this morning (doors open at 9:00am; eyes down at 10:00am sharp). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4163-1375.

Kingaroy Community Kitchen
The Kingaroy Community Kitchen will be holding its regular Thursday morning meeting at St Mary's Hall at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 9:30am to around 1:00pm today. Community Kitchen members learn how to cook a variety of budget conscious home-cooked meals, then sit down together for a communal lunch afterwards to enjoy the results for the cost of a gold coin donation. New members are always welcome! More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

St Joseph's Bingo - Murgon
St Joseph's Parish Hall in Angel Avenue, Murgon will be hosting bingo games from 7:30pm this evening. There'll be $1000 in prizes on offer as well as a canteen and lucky bingo tickets. Proceeds will go to aid St Joseph's school and community works.

Wesleyan Food Hampers - Nanango
Wesleyan Grace Community Food Hampers will be available at 36 Fitzroy Street, Nanango from 9:00am to 12:00 noon today. Food hampers will be available for $20.

Old Time Dancing Classes - Murgon
Old Time Dancing will be held at the South Burnett PCYC in Macalister Street, Murgon at 1:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon. The class caters to all levels from beginners to advanced, all in a fun and social atmosphere lead by a qualified dance instructor. Class fees - which include tea and coffee - are just $4 if you're dancing, or $2 if you're watching. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889 or send them an email.

April 21

Kingaroy QCWA Meeting
The Kingaroy branch of the QCWA will be holding their regular monthly meeting at the QCWA Rooms in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (just next to Kingaroy RSL) from 9:30am to around 11:30am this morning - a week later than usual because the normal second Friday of the month slot clashed with Good Friday this year. The day will kick off with coffee and chats - the meeting itself starts at 10:00am - and visitors and potential new members are always very welcome. More details? Phone Lois on (07) 4162-3824 or 0437-965-094. PS: This month ladies who join the QCWA will receive 15 months membership for their yearly subscription - so if you've been thinking about coming aboard there's no better time to do it!

Friday Afternoon Scroungers - Nanango
The Nanango Bowls Club in Henry Street will be holding their regular Friday Afternoon Scroungers matches at 4:00pm today. A $5 match fee applies and new players are very welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-3363.

Manumbar Campdraft
The first day of the three-day Manumbar Campdraft will be held at the Manumbar Campdrafting Grounds from 6:30am onwards today. This year's draft will feature a Maiden Draft; a Junior Draft for riders aged 8 to 13 years; a Juvenile Draft; a Restricted Draft for horses which have won an Open or Novice Draft; and a Novice Draft. A licensed bar will be operating all day and evening and there'll be meals, hot showers and limited powered sites in the grounds. Admission to the draft is 100% free for spectators. More details? Phone Merle on (07) 4168-8193.

Wesleyan Food Hampers - Nanango
Wesleyan Grace Community Food Hampers will be available at 36 Fitzroy Street, Nanango from 9:00am to 12:00 noon today. Food hampers will be available for $20.

Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers Muster - Boondooma
The third day of the week-long Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers & Heritage Muster will be held at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road, Boondooma today. This popular annual campout week features lots of Australia's top bush balladeers and poets (51 will be appearing at the Muster this year) along with walk-up artists. The Muster routinely attracts 700 to 800 caravanners plus day-trippers, and in addition to bucketloads of non-stop great music there'll also be great camp oven meals, a licensed bar, BBQ, stalls, displays of vintage cars and engines, photography and historical items. Tickets are $100 for the full seven days of the festival, or $25 if you just want a day pass for today only (children under 15 are free). Bush camping is available on-site and can be booked by phoning the Homestead's caretakers on (07) 4168-0159. You can also get a full program of this year's Muster in PDF format by clicking here.

Kingaroy RSL Bingo
Bingo games will be running at Kingaroy RSL from 10:00am this morning (eyes down at 10:30am). There'll be four 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.

Cuppa And Chat Group - Kingaroy
The 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 this afternoon. 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.

South Burnett Pantry - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Pantry will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm 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 Joan on (0427) 496-684 or Ruth on (0447) 812-789. PS: If you'd like to help The Pantry in any way - either by volunteering or donating goods - please contact Joanne or Ruth about this too, or visit the website.

Blue Light Disco - Kingaroy
The second Blue Light Disco for 2017 will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy from 6:00pm to 8:30pm this evening, and it will have a fluoro theme. Entry to the Junior Disco is restricted to young people aged from prep to Year 11 who can produce their student ID, and in addition to a fun night out tonight's disco will also have some great prizes to be won as well, courtesy of sponsors. Admission is $5 and - as usual - attendees are asked to remember that Blue Light Discos are drug, alcohol, chewing gum and tobacco free and no passouts or early exit will be given without parental permission and/or collection. More details? Contact the Kingaroy police station on (07) 4160-4900 or send them an email.

Friday Night At The Shed - Nanango
The Shed in Little Drayton Street, Nanango (just next to the Scott Car Park) will be open from 7:30pm until late tonight for local musicians and anyone else who enjoys music to come along, bring their instruments and jam in a relaxed and informal setting (or just sit on the Shed's lounges, listen in and enjoy the wide variety of talent on offer). The Shed fires up every Friday night, has no admission charge and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Jane on 0400-631-677.

April 22

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 Wondai Kindergarten's BBQs will also be firing up from 6:45am to dish out hearty breakfasts to 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

Saturday Rugby League - Wondai and Murgon
The South Burnett's 2017 rugby league season will get underway today, with A-grade clashes between the Wondai Wolves and Cherbourg's Hornets at the Wondai Sportsgrounds on the Bunya Highway, Wondai at 3:00pm; and the Murgon Mustangs and Kingaroy's Red Ants at the Murgon Showgrounds in Macalister Street, Murgon at 3:30pm. These A-grade matches will be preceded by junior rugby league matches at both grounds. In Wondai, U6s and U8s will play at 10:30am, U10s at 11:15am, and U12s 12:10pm, followed by U14s at 1:20pm. And in Murgon, U6s will play at 8:00am, U8s at 8:30am, U10s at 9:30am, U12s at 11:00am, U14s at 12:30pm, and a combined U16s Wondai-Murgon team against the Hornets at 2:00pm. Canteens will be running at both venues and spectators are very welcome.

Kingaroy QCWA Craft Day
The Kingaroy branch of the QCWA will be holding one of their regular Craft Days at the QCWA Rooms in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (just next to Kingaroy RSL) from 9:00am to around 12:00 noon this morning, and you're very welcome to bring along your own craft projects (and something to share for morning tea) for just $1. Branch craft days are always social mornings and guests are welcome come along, enjoy a great morning tea and share the fun of learning a craft together, or just enjoy a natter and friendship. Note Craft Days are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, but today's get-together was moved ahead to avoid a clash with this year's Anzac Day comemorations.

Wondai ALP Branch Meeting
The Wondai ALP branch will be holding their monthly general meeting at the Cecil Hotel in Mackenzie Street, Wondai at 11:00am this morning. All people who'd like to join or have an interest in the party are very welcome to attend.

Manumbar Campdraft
The second day of the three-day Manumbar Campdraft will be held at the Manumbar Campdrafting Grounds from 6:30am until dusk today. This year's draft will feature a Maiden Draft; a Junior Draft for riders aged 8 to 13 years; a Juvenile Draft; a Restricted Draft for horses which have won an Open or Novice Draft; and a Novice Draft. A licensed bar will be operating all day and evening and there'll be meals, hot showers and limited powered sites in the grounds. Admission to the draft is 100% free for spectators. More details? Phone Merle on (07) 4168-8193.

Pottery and Botanical Art Workshops - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Kingaroy (opposite the peanut silos) will be holding two art workshops today. In the main gallery, artist Diana Bolton will be running a Botanical Art workshop from 10:00am to noon; and in the 1913 Council Chambers behind the gallery, well-known Goomeri potter Fay Stumm will be holding an all-day pottery workshop from 9:00am to 4:00pm where students will learn how to make a small pottery figurine. Diana's workshop is free, but Fay's workshop is $50 to cover the cost of materials and kiln firing. Everyone is welcome!

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 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.

Rough As Guts - Nanango
Popular South Burnett band Rough As Guts will be performing at the Palace Hotel at 77 Drayton Street, Nanango from 7:30pm to 11:30pm this evening, supported by the winsome Rough As Guts Girls (their biggest fans). Everyone is welcome and admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4163-1287.

Saturday Soccer - Wondai and Kingaroy
After a two-week break for Easter, the South Burnett's 2017 soccer season will hold its third round in Wondai and Kingaroy today. In Wondai, Barambah will play Wests at the Wondai Soccer Fields just north of the Wondai Sportsgrounds on the Bunya Highway, with 2nd Division hitting the park at 12:30pm, Women's Division at 2:00pm and 1st Division at 3:15pm. In Kingaroy, Gunners will play Nanango's Panthers at Tom Alford Oval in Oliver Bond Street, with 2nd Division kicking off at 2:00pm, Women's Division at 3:30pm and 1st Division at 5:00pm. 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 kick off 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.

Yarraman Progress Association Bowls Afternoon
The Yarraman Progress Association in conjunction with the Yarraman Bowls Club will be holding a Fun Bowls Afternoon at the bowls club in Margaret Street from 12:30pm today (for a 1:00pm start). Bowlers and non-bowlers are both very welcome. More details? Phone Joe on 0459-638-282.

Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers Muster - Boondooma
The fourth day of the week-long Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers & Heritage Muster will be held at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road, Boondooma today. This popular annual campout week features lots of Australia's top bush balladeers and poets (51 will be appearing at the Muster this year) along with walk-up artists. The Muster routinely attracts 700 to 800 caravanners plus day-trippers, and in addition to bucketloads of non-stop great music there'll also be great camp oven meals, a licensed bar, BBQ, stalls, displays of vintage cars and engines, photography and historical items. Tickets are $100 for the full seven days of the festival, or $25 if you just want a day pass for today only (children under 15 are free). Bush camping is available on-site and can be booked by phoning the Homestead's caretakers on (07) 4168-0159. You can also get a full program of this year's Muster in PDF format by clicking here.

Saint Mary's Catholic College Trivia Night - Kingaroy
St Mary's Catholic College will be holding a Mad Hatters Trivia Night at the Maryknoll Centre inside the college's grounds at 10 Kent Street, Kingaroy at 6:30pm this evening (play starts at 7:00pm sharp). Tickets are $80 per table (for teams of 8 players) and light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. The event is a fundraiser for the Year 12 Valedictory Dinner and the minimum age for all contestants is 18. Naturally, all guests are encouraged to wear their maddest hats! Tickets can be obtained from the College's office. More details? Phone (07) 4160-0900.

April 23

Murgon Home Produce Share
The monthly Murgon Home Produce Share will be held at Bunya Nurseries at the corner of the Bunya Highway at Retschlag Street in Murgon from 9:00am to about 10:30am this morning. The share is for people who have excess home produce they would like to swap or gift to others (non-food items can also be swapped). Tea and coffee will also be available on site for a gold coin donation. Everyone is welcome along!

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.

Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers Muster - Boondooma
The fifth day of the week-long Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers & Heritage Muster will be held at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road, Boondooma today. This popular annual campout week features lots of Australia's top bush balladeers and poets (51 will be appearing at the Muster this year) along with walk-up artists. The Muster routinely attracts 700 to 800 caravanners plus day-trippers, and in addition to bucketloads of non-stop great music there'll also be great camp oven meals, a licensed bar, BBQ, stalls, displays of vintage cars and engines, photography and historical items. Tickets are $100 for the full seven days of the festival, or $15 if you just want a day pass for today only (children under 15 are free). Bush camping is available on-site and can be booked by phoning the Homestead's caretakers on (07) 4168-0159. You can also get a full program of this year's Muster in PDF format by clicking here.

Timbertowns Woodworkers Meeting - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday 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

BYO 20km Horse Ride - Benarkin
Horsetrax Oz will be holding a BYO 20km horse ride through the Benarkin Trail Reserve today for a maximum of four riders. The ride will depart opposite the historic Benarkin Store at 10:00am, and travel along Benarkin forestry tracks to the Bora Ring for a smoko at the Rail Trail. The cost of the ride is $15 (to cover insurance) and participants should bring along their own smoko, or cash for the Benarkin Store so they can buy some before the ride departs. The ride is suitable for advanced intermediate riders and has some hills. It's also a walk-only ride, and because the trail has some sections on gravel road, boots or shoes are recommended. Boookings are essential and payment is required prior to the day via Paypal or EFT. Visitors can park their horse floats at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road. More details? Phone Melanie on 0417-634-981.

Manumbar Campdraft
The third (and final) day of the three-day Manumbar Campdraft will be held at the Manumbar Campdrafting Grounds from 6:30am to early afternoon today. This year's draft will feature a Maiden Draft; a Junior Draft for riders aged 8 to 13 years; a Juvenile Draft; a Restricted Draft for horses which have won an Open or Novice Draft; and a Novice Draft; and today's activities will see the finals, which should provide great action. A licensed bar will be operating all day and evening and there'll be meals, hot showers and limited powered sites in the grounds. Admission to the draft is 100% free for spectators. More details? Phone Merle on (07) 4168-8193.

Hivesville Country Markets
The Hivesville Country Markets will be held at the Hivesville Sports Grounds from 7:00am to around 1:00pm today. These family friendly monthly markets are held on the 4th Sunday of every month, and feature a variety of stalls including fresh local farm produce, plants, crafts and lots of food. There'll also be mini auctions running throughout the morning and there's plenty of free parking in the grounds. New stallholders are very welcome too, and you can obtain more details by phoning Trish on 0459-493-511.

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.

April 24

Monday Evening Bingo - Blackbutt
Bingo games will be held at Nukku Nook at the head of the Blackbutt Rail Trail in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 7:00pm this evening (eyes down at 7:30pm sharp). These weekly bingo nights are a fundraiser for the Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Association and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Noeleen on (07) 4163-0413 or send her an email.

Graham House Community Kitchen - Murgon
The Graham House Community Kitchen will be holding its regular Monday morning meeting at the Graham House Community Centre in Taylor Street, Murgon from 10:00am to around 12:00 noon this morning. Community Kitchen members learn how to cook a variety of budget conscious home-cooked meals, then sit down together for a communal lunch afterwards to enjoy the results. New members are always welcome. More details? Phone Graham House on (07) 4169-8400. Note: The Community Kitchen meets every Monday during school terms.

Wondai SES Meeting
The Wondai SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at their shed in McCord Street, Wondai from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Anyone from the Wondai and Tingoora areas who's interested in joining the SES or just finding out more about what's involved is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Dean on (0409) 480-553

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

Sing Australia Meeting - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy branch of the Sing Australia singing group will be holding their regular Monday night meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Alford Street, Kingaroy (opposite Shoppingworld) from 7:00pm to around 9:00pm this evening. The group have a welcoming, inclusive and fun approach to singing and meet every Monday except for school and public holidays. New members are very welcome, and you can obtain more details by phoning Sharron on (07) 4163-2291 or (0431) 816-071 or by emailing her.

Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers Muster - Boondooma
The sixth day of the week-long Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers & Heritage Muster will be held at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road, Boondooma today. This popular annual campout week features lots of Australia's top bush balladeers and poets (51 will be appearing at the Muster this year) along with walk-up artists. The Muster routinely attracts 700 to 800 caravanners plus day-trippers, and in addition to bucketloads of non-stop great music there'll also be great camp oven meals, a licensed bar, BBQ, stalls, displays of vintage cars and engines, photography and historical items. Tickets are $100 for the full seven days of the festival, or $15 if you just want a day pass for today only (children under 15 are free). Bush camping is available on-site and can be booked by phoning the Homestead's caretakers on (07) 4168-0159. You can also get a full program of this year's Muster in PDF format by clicking here.

Proston QCWA Crafts Group
The Proston QCWA Crafts Group will be holding their regular meeting at the Proston QCWA Rooms in Rodney Street from 9:00am to 2:00pm today. The group meets on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of each month, and you don't need to be a QCWA member to attend. More details? Phone (07) 4168-9391.

Kingaroy SES Training Night
The Kingaroy SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the Kingaroy SES headquarters in Glendon Street, Kingaroy (next to Kingaroy X-Ray) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. New members are always very welcome. More details? Phone 0428-741-274

Murgon Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
Murgon Neighbourhood Watch will be holding their second bi-monthly meeting for 2017 at the Murgon Police Station at 46 Stephens Street from 5:30pm to around 7:00pm this evening. The meeting will get an update on the current crime situation in Murgon and nearby areas, and new members are always very welcome - there is no meeting or membership fee.

Murgon SES Training Night
The Murgon SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the SES Building in Gore Street, Murgon from 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight. Anyone from the Murgon district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along.

Kumbia Quilt & Craft Group
The Kumbia Quilt & Craft Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the Kumbia QCWA Rooms in Bell Street at 7:30pm. New members are always welcome. More details? Phone Heather on (07) 4164-4258 or Val on (07) 4164-4108.

April 25

Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers Muster - Boondooma
The final day of the week-long Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers & Heritage Muster will be held at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road, Boondooma today. This popular annual campout week features lots of Australia's top bush balladeers and poets (51 will be appearing at the Muster this year) along with walk-up artists. The Muster routinely attracts 700 to 800 caravanners plus day-trippers, and in addition to bucketloads of non-stop great music there'll also be great camp oven meals, a licensed bar, BBQ, stalls, displays of vintage cars and engines, photography and historical items. Admission to today's Muster is free. Bush camping is available on-site and can be booked by phoning the Homestead's caretakers on (07) 4168-0159. You can also get a full program of this year's Muster in PDF format by clicking here.

Wondai Anzac Day Race Meeting
The South Burnett Race Club will be holding their 44th Anzac Day Race Meeting at the Wondai race track today in aid of Legacy. Today's meeting will feature an on-course TAB; live telecasts of interstate races and interstate betting fluctuations; a vigorous undercover betting ring; a great BBQ and bar; the Lady Luck Cocktail Bar; and a card of five races. Gates will open at 11:30am and the first race will leave the barriers at around 1:40pm. Everyone is welcome and admission is $10. You can also read more about what last year's Anzac Day race meeting was like and see pictures on our website. Note: Today's meeting will not have a Fashions Of The Field competition, and no buses will be running to the track - you'll need to get to the Baynes Street course under your own steam.

Anzac Day
Today is Anzac Day, a national public holiday when the nation pauses to remember the sacrifices of tens of thousands of Australians who have fought for the democratic principles our country is committed to in conflicts all over the world. Most South Burnett businesses will either be closed completely today or operating on restricted hours (ie from noon onwards) as a mark of respect. Anzac Day commemorative services will be held throughout the region from 4:27am onwards: the same time the original ANZACs began their assault on the beaches of Gallipoli 102 years ago. Here's where they'll be held:

  • Blackbutt-Benarkin will be marking Anzac Day with a Dawn Service at the Memorial at the corner of Hart and Coulson Streets at 4:27am; and then a Commemoration service at the Coulson Street memorial at 11:00am.

  • Boondooma and Durong will hold a commemoration and wreath-laying service at 9:00am at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road.

  • Bunya Mountains will hold a wreath-laying service at the Lone Pine in the Dandabah camping area at 8:00am.

  • Cherbourg will hold a Commemoration Service at 8:00am, followed by a morning tea at the Ration Shed Museum.

  • Hivesville will hold at Dawn Service in Main Street at 5:30am, followed by a community breakfast in Anzac Park opposite the Hivesville Hotel

  • Kingaroy will hold a Dawn Service at the rotunda in Memorial Park at 4:27am, followed by a pilgrimage to the War Service Graces at Tabinga Cemetery at 8:00am. At 10:30am, marchers taking part in the annual march should assemble at Kingaroy RSL for an 11:00am march to Memorial Park, where there will be a citizen's observance at 11:10am.

  • Kumbia will mark Anzac Day with a march. Marchers should assemble at the flower garden at the northern end of Bell Street at 8:45am for a 9:00am step off, which will be followed by a Commemoration Service at 9:00am.

  • Maidenwell will mark Anzac Day with a QCWA morning tea at Maidenwell Hall at 9:30am, followed by a wreath laying at the Maidenwell War Memorial at 10:30am.

  • Murgon will hold a fellowship at the Murgon RSL Club at 4:45am, followed by a Dawn Service at the Murgon War Memorial at 5:30am. Marchers in the annual parade should assemble in the RSL's rear car park at 9:00am for a 9:45am step off, which will be followed by a Commemoration Service and wreath laying at the Memorial at 10:00am.

  • Nanango will hold a fellowship for RSL Sub-branch members and their families, visiting veterans and ex defence personnel at Taras Hall at 5:00am, then a march from the RSL to the Memorial at 5:20am, where a Dawn Service will be held at 5:30am. This will be followed by a pilgrimage to the Veterans Graves at Nanango Cemetery at 7:00am. Participants in the annual Anzac Day march should assemble in Howlett Lane at 8:15am for an 8:45am step off, followed by a Commemoration Service at the War Memorial at the corner of Drayton and Henry Streets at 9:00am.

  • Proston will hold a Dawn Service at the Proston RSL Rooms in Collingwood Street at 5:30am.

  • Wondai will hold a Dawn Service at 5:00am, which will be accompanied by a march from the Post Office along Mackenzie Street to the War Memorial. At 8:00am there will be a pilgrimage to the War Service Graves at the Wondai Cemetery, followed by a 10:00am Commemoration Service, wreath laying and procession at the War Memorial outside Wondai Town Hall.

  • Wooroolin will hold a parade at 11:00am, followed by a Commemoration Service at the Wooroolin Memorial Hall at 11:15am.

  • Yarraman will hold a Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Memorial Park at 6:00am, followed by a pilgrimage to the War Service Graves at 7:30am. At 10:45am, marchers should assemble to attend the main service at the Cenotaph at 11:00am for a commemorative service, which will be followed by a community lunch at Yarraman's Memorial Hall in Browne Street.

    Widgee will hold a Dawn Service at 6:00am at the Widgee Cenotaph, followed by a 7:00am breakfast at the Memorial Hall, and then an Anzac Day Parade leaving from principal's residence next to Widgee School at 8:30am. The main commemoration service will commence immediately after the parade ends
April 26

Wedding & Formal Week - Kingaroy
Kingaroy Shoppingworld will be holding a Wedding & Formal Week from today until Saturday. Over 20 bridal and formal wear stalls will be spread around the shopping centre, giving Shoppingworld customers the chance to view what's on offer from a big range of local service providers under one roof.

Blackbutt Busy Needles Group
The Blackbutt Busy Needles group will be meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 9:30am to 1:30pm today. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone Linda on (07) 4170-0823 or Sue on (07) 4163-0919.

Indoor Bowls & Cards Day - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club will be hosting indoor bowls and cards (500) competitions at its centre on the corner of Avoca and Kingaroy Streets, Kingaroy between 9:00am and 4:00pm today. Indoor bowls competitions commence at 9:00am and cards at around 1:00pm, and the $2 admission includes a cup of tea. Everyone is welcome. For more details phone (07) 4163-6191.

Nanango Country Quilters & Crafts Group
The Nanango Country Quilters And Crafts group meet every Wednesday at the Nanango Cultural Centre in George Street, Nanango between 9:00am to 2:00pm. Members can get to pursue a wide variety of crafts at these informal gatherings and the $3 meeting fee includes morning tea (but BYO cup and lunch). There's also usually a raffle as well. New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Tricia on (07) 4171-0124.

Social Card Games - Mondure
Social card games will be played at Mondure Hall in Mondure from 6:30pm this evening. New players are very welcome.

Wednesday Morning Bridge - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Bridge Club will be holding their regular Wednesday morning bridge games at the pavilion nearest to town inside the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street from 9:00am to 1:00pm today. New and visiting players are most welcome (training is available for new players too, if needed) and the $5 meeting fee includes morning tea. More details? Phone Helen on (07) 4162-2128

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

TAFE Student Bistro - Kingaroy
Kingaroy TAFE hospitality students will be running a bistro at the Kingaroy TAFE College in Geritz Road, Kingaroy from noon to 1:30pm today. Running the bistro is part of the students' training and they'll be offering $4 entrees, $7 mains and $4 desserts. The bistro is open to the public.

Murgon Rotary Club Meeting
The Murgon Rotary Club will be holding their regular Wednesday evening dinner meeting at the Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon from 6:30pm onwards tonight (meeting starts at 7:00pm). New members are always welcome! More details? Phone (07) 4168-1180.

Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding their Wednesday meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the former Murgon Railway Station) today. The Men's Shed meets every Wednesday and Saturday to work on projects and new members are always welcome.

Timbertowns Woodworkers - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday 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

Goomeri SES Meeting
The Goomeri SES will be holding their regular Wednesday night training session at the SES Building in Dickinson Park, Goomeri from 6:30pm to around 8:30pm tonight. Anyone from the Goomeri district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Group Leader Steve Kay on 0429-836-572 or Ray on (07) 4168-4150.

Wednesday Ladies Bowls - Yarraman
The Yarraman Bowls Club in Margaret Street, Yarraman will be holding their weekly Ladies Bowls games from 9:00am this morning. New players are always welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-8269.

Connections Craft Group - Kingaroy
The Connections Craft Group will be holding its weekly meeting at The Biscuit Tin behind St Mary's Church at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 12:00 noon to around 2:00pm this afternoon. Members can bring their own craft project, or join in an activity the group is doing. Everyone is welcome and morning tea is provided for a gold coin donation. More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Wednesday Night Poker - Kingaroy
Wednesday night poker games will be played at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy tonight. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play begins at 7:00pm. All games are free to play and there are prizes for first, second and third. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

Wednesday Night Judo - Murgon
The Murgon Judo Club will be holding its regular Wednesday training night at the Salvation Army Hall in Macalister Street, Murgon this evening. Junior classes will run from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and seniors from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Class fees are $4 for juniors and $6 for seniors. More details? Phone Stan on (07) 4168-3104 or (0414) 404-004

April 27

Murgon Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing Group
The Murgon Spinning, Weaving & Dyeing Group will be holding a meeting at the Wondai Art Gallery on the roundabout at Wondai from 9:00am to 2:00pm today. The group is open to anyone interested in learning spinning, weaving or dyeing and it meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. More details? Phone Enid on (07) 4168-2614, Judy on (07) 4168-4634 or Judith on (07) 4168-5698.

Proston Show Society Meeting
The Proston Show Society will be holding its regular monthly meeting at the Proston Showgrounds at 7:00pm tonight. Show Society membership is just $12 a year for adults and $7 a year for junior members (12 to 18 years), and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone Glenda on 0423-612-971 or send her an email.

Old Time Dancing Classes - Murgon
Old Time Dancing will be held at the South Burnett PCYC in Macalister Street, Murgon at 1:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon. The class caters to all levels from beginners to advanced, all in a fun and social atmosphere lead by a qualified dance instructor. Class fees - which include tea and coffee - are just $4 if you're dancing, or $2 if you're watching. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889 or send them an email.

Tai Chi Class - Kumbia
Kumbia's weekly Tai Chi class will be held in the lunch room at the Kumbia Sports Ground from 8:30am to 9:30am this morning. The class is for beginners and new members are always welcome.

Kingaroy Community Kitchen
The Kingaroy Community Kitchen will be holding its regular Thursday morning meeting at St Mary's Hall at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 9:30am to around 1:00pm today. Community Kitchen members learn how to cook a variety of budget conscious home-cooked meals, then sit down together for a communal lunch afterwards to enjoy the results for the cost of a gold coin donation. New members are always welcome! More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Kingaroy
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Kingaroy every Thursday from 7:30pm at the "Biscuit Tin", behind St Mary's Church Hall, 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy. For more information, phone (07) 4162-5747.

St Joseph's Bingo - Murgon
St Joseph's Parish Hall in Angel Avenue, Murgon will be hosting bingo games from 7:30pm this evening. There'll be $1000 in prizes on offer as well as a canteen and lucky bingo tickets. Proceeds will go to aid St Joseph's school and community works.

Kumbia QCWA Meeting
The QCWA Kumbia Branch in Bell Street will open its doors at 9.00am this morning for a cuppa, followed by a branch meeting at 9:30am. After this formality has been attended to, though, members will focus on friendship and fun through sharing their skills in traditional and contemporary art and handcraft activities for the remainder of the morning and into the afternoon. Members, non-members and new members are all very welcome! More details? Phone president Catherine Woodham on 0403-616-564. Note: The Kumbia branch meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from February to November.

Taras Hall Bingo - Nanango
Bingo games will be held at Taras Hall immediately next to Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango at 9:00am this morning (doors open at 9:00am; eyes down at 10:00am sharp). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4163-1375.

Birds Of A Feather - Kingaroy
The Birds Of A Feather Cancer Support Group will be holding their regular 4th Thursday of the month meeting at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy at 10:00am this morning. This is a friendly, informal group of women who have (or had) cancer, as well as carers, and they get together once a month for a morning tea and chat. New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Josie on (07) 4164-4384 or Joan on (07) 4164-8151.

Wesleyan Food Hampers - Nanango
Wesleyan Grace Community Food Hampers will be available at 36 Fitzroy Street, Nanango from 9:00am to 12:00 noon today. Food hampers will be available for $20.

Wedding & Formal Week - Kingaroy
Kingaroy Shoppingworld will be holding a Wedding & Formal Week from Wednesday until Saturday. Over 20 bridal and formal wear stalls will be spread around the shopping centre, giving Shoppingworld customers the chance to view what's on offer from a big range of local service providers under one roof.

April 28

Friday Night At The Shed - Nanango
The Shed in Little Drayton Street, Nanango (just next to the Scott Car Park) will be open from 7:30pm until late tonight for local musicians and anyone else who enjoys music to come along, bring their instruments and jam in a relaxed and informal setting (or just sit on the Shed's lounges, listen in and enjoy the wide variety of talent on offer). The Shed fires up every Friday night, has no admission charge and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Jane on 0400-631-677.

Cuppa And Chat Group - Kingaroy
The 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 this afternoon. 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.

Store & Weaner Show Sale - Coolabunia
Aussie Land and Livestock and Across Country Real Estate and Livestock will be holding their Store & Weaner Show Sale at the Coolabunia Saleyards off the D'Aguilar Highway at Coolabunia from 9:00am this morning. More than 800 steers, heifers, cows and calves plus some special lines - including 100 Droughtmasters - will be going under the hammer. Note: This sale was originally scheduled for late March, but was postponed due to Cyclone Debbie's impacts on the South Burnett

Wesleyan Food Hampers - Nanango
Wesleyan Grace Community Food Hampers will be available at 36 Fitzroy Street, Nanango from 9:00am to 12:00 noon today. Food hampers will be available for $20.

Heritage House Dinner - Yarraman
Heritage House in Miller Street, Yarraman will be holding their monthly dinner at 6:00pm this evening. Heritage House's monthly dinners are always an inexpensive fun night out with great entertainment, but to help plan the catering you'll need to phone (07) 4163-8111 to make a booking.

Wedding & Formal Week - Kingaroy
Kingaroy Shoppingworld will be holding a Wedding & Formal Week from Wednesday until Saturday. Over 20 bridal and formal wear stalls will be spread around the shopping centre, giving Shoppingworld customers the chance to view what's on offer from a big range of local service providers under one roof.

Friday Afternoon Scroungers - Nanango
The Nanango Bowls Club in Henry Street will be holding their regular Friday Afternoon Scroungers matches at 4:00pm today. A $5 match fee applies and new players are very welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-3363.

South Burnett Pantry - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Pantry will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm 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 Joan on (0427) 496-684 or Ruth on (0447) 812-789. PS: If you'd like to help The Pantry in any way - either by volunteering or donating goods - please contact Joanne or Ruth about this too, or visit the website.

Kingaroy RSL Bingo
Bingo games will be running at Kingaroy RSL from 10:00am this morning (eyes down at 10:30am). There'll be four 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.

April 29

Nanango Kindergarten Golf Day
The Nanango Kindergarten will be holding a Golf Day at the Nanango Golf Club on the D'Aguilar Highway north of town today as a fundraiser. It will taker the form of a two-person ambrose, and nominations will close at 10:00am for a 10:30am shotgun start, followed by a mega raffle draw and auction. There'll be lots of great prizes on offer and all proceeds will go to aid the kindy. Everyone is welcome!

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 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.

Kumbia Country Markets
The first Kumbia Country Markets for 2017 (run by the Kumbia Hall Committee) will be held in Bell Street and the precincts of the Kumbia Hall from 7:00am to 12:00 noon today. The markets feature homemade gifts, fashions, fresh fruit and vegies, plants and crafts and a sausage sizzle will be operating too! New stallholders are always welcome ($5.50 per site, $2.20 per table). More details? Phone Desiree on (07) 4164-4171 or Gayle on (07) 4164-4175

Wedding & Formal Week - Kingaroy
Kingaroy Shoppingworld will be holding a Wedding & Formal Week from Wednesday until Saturday. Over 20 bridal and formal wear stalls will be spread around the shopping centre, giving Shoppingworld customers the chance to view what's on offer from a big range of local service providers under one roof.

Women In Agriculture Day - Mondure
BIEDO and BMRG will be holding a free Women In Agriculture Day at Mondure Hall in McConnell Way at Mondure from 8:30am to 3:00pm today. A variety of informative guest speakers will be talking during the get-together, and morning tea and lunch will be provided at no cost. There will also be time to network and socialise, and various trade stands with an agricultural theme will be on hand as well. There'll also be a coffee van on site. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone BIEDO on (07) 4169-5456 or email them.

Taabinga SS Masequerade Cocktail Fundraiser - Kingaroy
Taabinga State School P&C will be holding their 2017 Masquerade Cocktail Fundraiser at the Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Street, Kingaroy from 6:00pm (for a 6:30pm start) until late this evening. Tickets are $50 per head - which includes a drink on arrival and cocktail food throughout the night - and all proceeds will go towards air-conditioning the classrooms. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Melissa on 0428-636-419.

April 30

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.

Timbertowns Woodworkers Meeting - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday 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

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.

South Burnett Orchid Society - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Orchid Society will be holding their regular monthly meeting at CTC's rooms at the South Burnett Youth Park in Somerset Street, Kingaroy from 2:00pm to around 3:30pm this afternoon. The Society exists for orchid enthusiasts of all skill levels and meets on the last Sunday of every month except December. New members and visitors are always very welcome. More details? Phone Beryl on (07) 4168-1695 (ahrs), Gary on (07) 4162-8404 (ahrs) or Linda on 0429-634-637

Bunya Mountains Markets
The monthly Bunya Mountains Markets will be running at Dandabah in the Bunya Mountains today. The markets feature up to 30 stands selling quality, locally-produced fresh produce, arts and crafts and they'll be operating from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Local cafes like Poppies On The Hill and The Bunya Mountains Cafe will be offering special Market Day menus and morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas, and walking trail maps will be available from both cafes, the Bunya Mountains General Store and market stalls if you'd like to take a walk through the adjoining National Park. More details? Phone (07) 4668-3126.

R&R Rail Trail Duathlon - Blackbutt
Blackbutt will be playing host to more than 150 extra visitors today. They'll be taking part in the 4th annual R&R Rail Trail Duathlon - a series of running and cycling athletic contests that will take place on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Competitors in the duathlon come from all over south east Queensland to participate, and racing will get underway early this morning and conclude towards lunch time. You can read more about what 2015's Duathlon was like on our website. And if you'd like to participate yourself, you can register on the R&R website.

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

Tablelands Markets
The Tablelands Hall Committee will be holding their popular 5th Sunday Market Day at Tablelands Hall from 6:30am to around 2:00pm today. These markets are only held a few times a year and are becoming quite a crowd-pleaser with a lots of stalls offering everything from fresh produce through to coffee and tea, cakes and baked goods, plants and bric-a-brac. There'll also be a great steak sandwiches and hot chips on offer; a raffle; background music; and fun competitions for adults and children. New stallholders are also very welcome and you can obtain more information about how to take part by phoning Joan on (07) 4168-6116.

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