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  South Burnett Monthly Event Listings for May 2017
May 1

Tanduringie State School P&C Meeting
Tanduringie State School's P&C will be meeting at 7:00pm this evening in the school's senior classroom. All parents and anyone who'd like to lend the P&C a hand are very welcome to attend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The first day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be kicking off with the first of three days judging music entries, and spectators are very welcome.

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.

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.

Labour Day Public Holiday
Today is Labour Day, a public holiday. Most South Burnett businesses will be closed today or operating on restricted hours. Labour Day first began in the 1860s when a general campaign for an 8-hour working day began to erupt around the civilised world. At that time most Australians were expected to work 60 or more hours a week and the social security net that underpins modern society didn't exist. This meant that everyday conditions for the majority of people were pretty awful. This inequity between the rich and poor inevitably led to widespread civil unrest. Labour Day was originally celebrated in March but this was moved to the first Monday in May in 1893 after the Great Shearer's Strike broke out at Barcaldine two years earlier. Footnote: Even though some workers achieved an 8-hour day by the 1890s, it still took until 1916 (an incredible 50 years of campaigning) before all Queensland workers won the 8-hour day struggle. Decent working conditions and a social security system are something we all take for granted now - often without a second thought about how much effort our grandparents and great grandparents put into achieving it.

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.

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.

May 2

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The second day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be running the second of three days judging music entries today, and a highlight of today's program will be performances by Kingaroy State High School's Wind Ensemble, Big Band, Symphonic Band and Stage Band, kicking off at 10:00am. Spectators are very welcome.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

South Burnett & Cherbourg On Show Meeting - Wondai
The South Burnett & Cherbourg On Show festival committee will be holding their fourth monthly meeting for 2017 from 10:30am to 12:00 noon this morning at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Wondai to work on planning this year's October long weekend event. All interested people are very welcome to attend. More details? Phone Dafyd on (07) 4162-3899.

May 3

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

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.

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.

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.

Country Kitchens Walking Group - Kingaroy
The Country Kitchens Walking Group will be leaving the Kingaroy QCWA Rooms at 122 Kingaroy Street at 9:00am this morning for a walk around town, followed by as delicious and healthy gold coin donation morning tea back at the QCWA Rooms when the walk returns there some time between 10:00am and 10:30am. The new group is an initiative of QCWA Country Kitchens and each walk will be led by a personal trainer. The group is open to anyone who'd like to join in, and the walks will happen at the same time and place each Wednesday for the next 4 weeks - a great way to have fun and make new friends (especially for mums and bubs). More details? Phone Janelle on 0419-861-616.

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 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

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.

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 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.

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The third day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be concluding the judging of music entries today before taking a break on Thursday, and spectators are 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

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 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

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.

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.

Public Meeting - Kumbia
A public meeting will be held at the Kumbia Hall Supper Room in Bell Street, Kumbia at 7:00pm this evening to discuss the state of roads in the Kumbia area. Roads portfolio Cr Spud Jones will be attending, and all local residents are very welcome, too. More details? Phone Peter on 0427-763-518 or Roland on 0427-644-187.

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.

May 4

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stronger Communities Workshop - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Regional Council, the Centre for Children's Health and Well-Being and DDSW Early Childhood Education and Care will be holding a "Stronger Communities: Strengthening Partnerships For Action In Kingaroy" workshop at the Kingaroy Town Common Hall in Oliver Bond Street, Kingaroy from 6:30pm to 8:00pm this evening. The workshop is aimed at families, educational leaders, early years educators, playgroup coordinators and child health care teams, and it aims to bring these groups together to improve understanding of what matters most in a child's early years, as well as provide an opportunity to explore and discuss Australian Early Development Census data for the Kingaroy community. The workshop is free and light refreshments will be provided . More details? Phone Cr Danita Potter on (07) 4189-9100.

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.

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.

Melinda Reist Lecture - Kingaroy
Sistas In Sync - a group concerned with making the South Burnett a better place for women and girls - have invited author, speaker and media commentator Melinda Tankard Reist to the region to give a talk on the sexualisation and objectification of women by the media, the pornography industry and the advertising industry, along with strategies to help combat this. Melinda will be giving her talk at St John's Lutheran School Hall in Ivy Street, Kingaroy at 7:00pm and all concerned parents are very welcome. More details? Phone Lynda on 0417-789-340 or Jenny on 0438-416-455.

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.

Mayor’s Community Charity Breakfast - Nanango
A Mayor’s Community Charity Breakfast will be held at the Nanango Cultural Centre in George Street, Nanango from 6:45am to 8:30am this morning to officially launch this year's South Burnett Relay for Life fundraising drive. "People's Poet" Rupert McCall will be a special guest speaker, and John Bjelke-Petersen will be announced as this year's "Face Of The Relay". Tickets are $25 per head and for catering purposes, need to have been booked by Monday, April 24.

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.

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.

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.

May 5

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.

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.

Art Exhibition Opening - Wondai
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery on the roundabout at Wondai will be opening their latest monthly exhibition for 2017 with a wine and cheese tasting at 6:00pm tonight. This month the gallery will be hosting three different exhibitions: “Diversity” by Marjie Zimmermann; “Art Fusion” by Judith Ferris, Theresa May, Ngari Pearce and Jillanne Cahill; and “Spun and Woven Webs” by the Graham House Spinners And Weavers Group. As usual, tonight's opening will also feature great hot and cold finger foods and punch, along with wine tastings from Kingsley Grove Estate, live entertainment and lots of fun socialising. Admission is $5 and everyone is welcome. 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.

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.

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.

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The fifth day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Speech & Drama entries in the Uniting Church Hall today, along with the start of Solos/Duos/Trios dance entries at Kingaroy Town Hall (which will continue daily until next Friday, May 12th). Spectators are very welcome.

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.

South Burnett Autism Support Group AGM - 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. Tonight's meeting is also the group's AGM, and if you'd like to dress up the theme is "Dress Different". New members are always welcome! More details? Phone 0420-920-112.

May 6

Saturday Rugby League - Cherbourg, Wondai and Kingaroy
After a break for the 47th Battalion competition in Rockhampton, senior rugby league will resume this week with games in Cherbourg, Wondai and Kingaroy. In Cherbourg, the Hornets will play Nanango's Stags with U6s/U8s at 9:30am; U10s at 10:30am; U12s at 11:30am; U14s at 12:30pm; and U16s at 1:30pm. At 2:30pm in the U18s competition, South Burnett will play Pittsworth; and then in A Grade, the Hornets will play the Stags. In Wondai, the Wolves will play Murgon's Mustangs with U6s at 9:00am; U8s at 9:45am; U10s at 10:30am; U12s at 11:30am and U14s at 12:30pm. In the U16s at 1:45pm, a combined Wondai/Murgon team will play Chinchilla before an A Grade clash between the Wolves and Mustangs at 3:00pm. Finally, in Kingaroy, the Red Ants will play the Central Burnett Brumbies in the junior competition, with U6s at 10:00am; U8s at 10:45am; U10s at 11:45am; U12s at 1:00pm; and U16s at 2:15pm. Canteens will be running at all venues and spectators are very welcome.

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The sixth day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Solos/Duos/Trios dance entries, which will continue daily until next Friday, May 12th. Spectators are very welcome.

Relay For Life Garage Sale - Tingoora
A Relay For Life Garage Sale will be held at the Tingoora State School Chapel at Tingoora State School from 7:00am to 11:30am this morning - just perfect if you're looking for a bargain and want to help a good cause at the same time. Items up for sale include furniture, pictures, books, DVDs, homewares and lots more. Freshly baked biscuits will also be on sale and there'll be a Mothers Day Raffle, too. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Frances on 0408-643-001.

Saturday Soccer - Nanango and Kingaroy
The South Burnett's 2017 soccer season will hold its fourth round in Nanango and Kingaroy today. In Nanango, home team Panthers will play Barambah at the Burnett Street Soccer Fields, with 2nd Division hitting the park at 12:30pm, Women's Division at 2:00pm and 1st Division at 3:15pm. And in Kingaroy, joint home teams Gunners and Wests will play one another 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 continue today at the junior soccer fields in Oliver Bond Street, with the first matches getting underway at 8:30am in all classes from U6s to U10/11s. Cadets and U12/13s will hit the park slightly earlier at 8:00am.

110th Annual Kingaroy Show
The first day of the two-day 2017 Kingaroy Show will be held at Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street from 6:00am this morning when the luncheon hall opens for breakfasts. This year's Show will feature a Truck Show; a Ute Show; vintage tractor and chainsaw displays; free Wagon Rides; a big display of caged birds from the Burnett Birdkeeper's Association; displays of chainsaw ripping and peanut butter making; woodchops; miniature horses; chainsaw sculpting; Tractor Pulls; and a lot more besides. There'll also be a jaw-dropping Sideshow Alley that's always the biggest in the region, and a Kingaroy Speedway meeting in the evening (see entry elsewhere on this page). The Show's official opening will occur in the main ring at 1:30pm - Opposition leader Tim Nicholls will do the honours this year - and this will be followed by the Grand Parade. There'll also be a Giant Fireworks Show around 7:00pm that will light up the night sky. Single day tickets to today's Show are $15 for adults and $10 for children aged 12-17 (under-12s can get in for free). There's also free parking available in the grounds. More info? Phone the Kingaroy Show Society on (07) 4162-5800. You can also obtain a full copy of this year's Show schedule by clicking here (1.6Mb PDF).

Auskart Racing - Nanango
South Burnett Kart Hire on the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango's CBD will be hosting the Auskart Racing go kart series today and tomorrow. Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the action from 9:30am, but no karts will be available for hire until the event concludes around noon on Sunday. Food and drinks will be available at the canteen and EFTPOS will be available.

South Burnett Speedway - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Speedway Club will be holding the final meeting of their 2016-2017 racing season at their track inside the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street, Kingaroy this afternoon and evening. The focus of today's meeting will be the grand final of the TWA Allstars Series for Junior Sedans, but there'll also be Modified Sedans, Production Sedans, Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks and National 4s burning up the track. If you go to today's Kingaroy Show (see entry further above) admission to the Speedway is free. Otherwise admission is $25 for adults and $15 for concessions and students. Under 12s can get in for free if accompanied by an adult, and a canteen will be operating on site, too, with the first pedals hitting the metal at around 5:00pm. You can find out more on the Speedway's website.

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.

Strewth - Kingaroy
Popular entertainers Strewth will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm to 11:30pm this evening. Admission is free. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

Golden Spurs Campdraft - Proston
The first day of the ACA affiliated 2017 Golden Spurs Campdraft will be held at the Proston Showgrounds west of town on the Proston-Boondooma Road from early this morning until late this afternoon. A bar and canteen will be operating all day, and admission is 100% free for spectators. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Kay on (07) 4168-5339 or send her an email

May 7

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.

Golden Spurs Campdraft - Proston
The second (and final) day of the ACA affiliated 2017 Golden Spurs Campdraft will be held at the Proston Showgrounds west of town on the Proston-Boondooma Road from early this morning until late this afternoon. A bar and canteen will be operating all day, and admission is 100% free for spectators. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Kay on (07) 4168-5339 or send her an email

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

Auskart Racing - Nanango
South Burnett Kart Hire on the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango's CBD will be hosting the second (and final) day of the Auskart Racing go kart series today. Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the action from 9:30am, but no karts will be available for hire until the event concludes around noon. Food and drinks will be available at the canteen and EFTPOS will be available.

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The seventh day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Solos/Duos/Trios dance entries, which will continue daily until next Friday, May 12th. Spectators are very welcome.

BYO 25km Horse Ride - Yarraman
Horsetrax Oz will be holding a BYO 25km horse ride around the Yarraman area for a maximum of three riders today. The ride will depart from Yarraman at 10:00am and travel along forestry tracks until smoko. The cost of the ride is $22.50 (to cover insurance) and participants should bring along their own smoko. 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. More details? Phone Melanie on 0417-634-981.

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.

110th Annual Kingaroy Show
The second (and final) day of the two-day 2017 Kingaroy Show will be held at Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street from 8:30am this morning when show jumping gets underway in the Main Ring right through until late tonight. Today the Show will feature vintage tractor and chainsaw displays; free Wagon Rides; displays of chainsaw ripping; chainsaw sculpting; Tractor Pulls; and a lot more besides. There'll also be a jaw-dropping Sideshow Alley that's always the biggest in the region. Tickets to today's Show are $10 for adults and $8 for young people aged 12-17 (under-12s can get in for free). There's also free parking available in the grounds. More info? Phone the Kingaroy Show Society on (07) 4162-5800. You can also obtain a full copy of this year's Show schedule by clicking here (1.6Mb PDF).

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.

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.

Timbertowns Woodworkers Meeting - Blackbutt
The Timbertown Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Sunday morning meeting at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 8:30am until around 12:00 noon today. New members who are interested in learning woodwork are always welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Marcia on (07) 4170-0389

May 8

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

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 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.

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.

Digital Workshop - Bunya Mountains
Southern Queensland Country Tourism will be holding a workshop on aspects of online marketing for tourism operators at The Bunyas in Dandabah from 9:00am to 4:30pm today. The workshop will be facilitated by Liz Ward, the former CEO of the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse, and it will look at building digital “capability” to influence the decision-making of would-be visitors who are reviewing their travel choices online; commercial partnerships; booking technology; websites; and pricing for profitability. More details? Phone Cherie Croker on (07) 4632-1988.

Motorcycle Friendly Tourism Committee Meeting - Kingaroy
The third South Burnett Motorcycle Friendly Tourism steering committee meeting will be held at 7:00pm this evening at the Grand Hotel on the Bunya Highway at Wooroolin (meals 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. 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.

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

KCCI Meet & Greet - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be holding its third Meet & Greet for 2017 at Mortimer & Co at 6 Mary Street, Kingaroy at 5:15pm this evening (meeting gets underway at 5:30pm). Tonight's meet & greet will be addressed by a variety of speakers including Cos, Dominique and David Schuh from the Schuh Group; Linchon Hawks and Robert van Barneveld from Swickers; Karen Hugg from Kingaroy Shoppingworld; and South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell. A $10 meeting fee applies to cover the cost of drinks and nibbles but everyone is welcome, whether they're KCCI members or not. PS: To help plan the catering, an email RSVP to KCCI secretary Paula Greenwood by May 6 would be greatly appreciated.

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

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The eighth day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Solos/Duos/Trios dance entries, which will continue daily until next Friday, May 12th. Spectators are very welcome.

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.

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.

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.

May 9

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.

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.

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.

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.

Boost Your Business Workshop - Kingaroy
Business coach Bruce Campbell will be presenting a workshop in the White Room at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 5:30pm to 8:00pm tonight. Bruce, who is a four-time winner of Global Coach of the Year and is also an International and Asia-Pacific Stevie award winner, will be teaching his strategies to lift profits and free up valuable time. The workshop would be of interest to any business owner and it's free, but to get a seat you'll need to RSVP online by Tuesday, May 2.

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 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.

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.

2017 Federal Budget
The 2017 Federal Budget will be released at 7:30pm AEST tonight, when Treasurer Scott Morrison (pictured at right) delivers his Budget speech. This year's Budget has been marked by few leaks, but whether this means it will be a tough Budget or an unremarkable one is something we'll all have to wait and see. The Budget will be extensively covered on ABC News and ABC online tonight, and somewhat less intensively covered by commercial TV networks.

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The ninth day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Solos/Duos/Trios dance entries, which will continue daily until Friday, May 12th. Spectators are very welcome.

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

Rocky Horror Picture Night - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Lions will be holding a Rocky Horror Picture Night at Kingaroy's Satellite Cinema in Short Street from 6:30pm this evening. The get-together is a fundraiser for the Lions' Miss Personality Quest, and everyone is encouraged to wear their best Rocky Horror gear (though it's not compulsory). The night will kick off with wine and cheese at 6:30pm, followed by a special screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show around 7:30pm. Tickets are are $30 each or $25 per head for groups of 10 or more, and they can be booked by phoning Sarah on 0457-348-167, Danita on 0419-038-005 or Julie on 0438-624-621.

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.

Shabby Chic Garden Party - Nanango
The Nanango Arts Network Alliance will be holding a "Shabby Chic Garden Party" at the former Winds Of Change Art Gallery at 8 George Street, Nanango from 9:30am to 11:30am this morning to celebrate its relaunch as Creative Connections. Everyone is welcome but an RSVP would be appreciated by May 2 to assist with catering - phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

May 10

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.

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

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.

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 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

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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

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

Country Kitchens Walking Group - Kingaroy
The Country Kitchens Walking Group will be leaving the Kingaroy QCWA Rooms at 122 Kingaroy Street at 9:00am this morning for a walk around town, followed by as delicious and healthy gold coin donation morning tea back at the QCWA Rooms when the walk returns there some time between 10:00am and 10:30am. The new group is an initiative of QCWA Country Kitchens and each walk will be led by a personal trainer. The group is open to anyone who'd like to join in, and the walks will happen at the same time and place each Wednesday for the next 3 weeks - a great way to have fun and make new friends (especially for mums and bubs). More details? Phone Janelle on 0419-861-616.

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.

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.

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The tenth day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Solos/Duos/Trios dance entries, which will continue daily until Friday, May 12th. Spectators are very welcome.

May 11

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.

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.

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.

MBDA Breakfast Meeting - Murgon
The Murgon Business and Development Association will be holding their latest monthly meeting for 2017 at the Royal Hotel at the corner of Gore and Lamb Streets at 6:30am this morning (entry is via Gore Street). Breakfast is $19 per head, and an RSVP to Margaret on (07) 4168-2922 by 3:00pm on Wednesday, May 10 would be greatly appreciated for catering purposes. The meeting will feature a guest speaker and introduce new MBDA members. All interested people are welcome to attend.

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.

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The eleventh day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Solos/Duos/Trios dance entries, which will continue daily until Friday, May 12th. Spectators are 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.

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 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.

Capability Statement Workshop - Kingaroy
The Department Of State Development will be running a Capability Statement Workshop at the South Burnett Enterprise Centre at 6 Cornish Street, Kingaroy from 10:00am to 2:00pm today. The workshop will teach businesses who want to bid for State Government work how to outline their business capabilities and skills so that procurement officers can properly assess them. The cost of the workshop is $50 - which includes a light lunch - and you can register online. More details? Phone Simon Parnell at the Department's Wide Bay office on (07) 4331-5609.

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.

May 12

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.

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.

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.

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The twelfth day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be concluding the judging of Solos/Duos/Trios dance entries today, which have been running since last Friday. Spectators are very 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.

Blackbutt History Talk
The Roy Emerson Museum at the end of Hart Street, Blackbutt (just opposite the Bowman Road skate park) will be hosting a local history morning from 9:30am today. Former Nanango Shire Mayor and founding father of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Reg McCallum will be giving a talk on "Days In Blackbutt", sharing his recollections about his involvement in the creation of the Blackbutt to Linville sections of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, the Pioneer Walk and his memories of the Timbertowns. The talk is free, a great $2 morning tea will be available afterwards, and the winner of the Blackbutt & District Tourism & Heritage Association's Mother's Day raffle will also be drawn. Everyone is welcome!

Art Exhibition Opening - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Kingaroy will be opening their May exhibition at 6:00pm this evening. This month the gallery is hosting a trio of exhibitions: selected works from Dorothy Pratt's private art collection; pen and ink works by Glenn Cunningham; and charcoal works by Tony Adams. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the gallery on 4189-9323.

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.

Kingaroy QCWA Meeting
The Kingaroy branch of the QCWA will be holding their regular second Friday of the month meeting at the QCWA Rooms in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (just next to Kingaroy RSL) from 9:30am to around 11:30am this morning. 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 0407-965-094.

Retro Karting - Nanango
The Retro Karting Queensland F100 Grand Prix will be held in the South Burnett for the first time at South Burnett Kart Hire on the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango's CBD today and tomorrow. Spectators are very welcome to come and watch the action trackside from 9:30am until 5:00pm both days. Food and drinks will be on sale at the canteen, and karts will be availible to hire on Sunday. More details? Phone Rose on (07) 4163-1313.

Friday Night Karaoke - Wooroolin
The Grand Hotel on the Bunya Highway at Wooroolin will be hosting a karaoke night with Love2Sing from 7:00pm until late this evening. Meals will be available from 5:30pm as well. Admission is free.

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.

May 13

95th Annual Burrandowan Picnic Races
The 95th annual Burrandowan Picnic Races - a South Burnett tradition since 1922 and one of Queensland's most famous picnic race meetings - will be held at the Burrandowan Race Track 66km southwest of Kingaroy from 9:00am this morning (when clay target shooting blasts into action) until very late tonight (when the last exhausted race-goer drops off to sleep). This first race in this year's five-race program will leave the barriers at 1:00pm and there'll also be a Fashions of the Field competition with more than $4000 in prizes; a fully licensed bar operating from around 11:00am; good country food available all day from the race club's canteen; and the traditional Burrandowan pit-fired barbecues and sizzling steaks at night. There's also a great afternoon High Tea running in the race club's hall, and gourmet picnic hampers available for pick-up, but you need to book either (or both) of these in advance from the race club's website. This year attendees can dance the night away under the stars with entertainers Misfitz and the Redsell Brothers, or take advantage of shuttle buses that will be running from Kingaroy to Burrandowan and back again for the benefit of those who'd rather party hard than drive (you can get full details about these on the Burrandowan Picnic Races website too). Accommodation packages and free overnight camping at the track are available as well. Entry to this year's Races is $25 per head for adults but under-18s are free. More information? Phone Burrandowan Races secretary Carolyn Stone on (07) 4164-8147 or email her. You can also get more information on the Burrandowan Picnic Races website

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.

QCWA Hivesville Mother's Day Cent Sale
The Hivesville QCWA will be holding their popular annual Mother's Day Cent Sale at Mondure Hall in McConnell Way at Mondure from 12:30pm today (sale starts at 1:00pm). Entry is just $5.00 and it includes a lucky door ticket, a sheet of tickets plus a fabulous afternoon tea. There'll also be prizes, raffle tickets and special draws - just perfect if you want to pick up a present for mum tomorrow! You can pre-purchase tickets by phoning Shelley on 0427-682-709 or Denise on (07) 4168-5191.

South West - Kingaroy
Popular entertainers South West will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm to 11:30pm this evening. Admission is free. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

Murgon Mustangs Working Bee
The Murgon Mustangs will be holding a Working Bee at the Murgon Showgrounds in Macalister Street from 10:00am this morning to tidy them up before the next at home game on Saturday, May 20. Mustangs members who can lend a hand with mowing, whipper snipping, removal of prickles from the main field, line marking, installing a new PA system and speakers, or cleaning the dressing rooms and toilets will be very welcome - and the more hands on deck, the less work for everyone involved.

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

Saturday AFL - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Saints mens and womens sides will be playing their first home game of the season at Lyle Vidler Oval in Youngman Street, Kingaroy today. The women's side will play against the South Toowoomba Bombers at 1:00pm, and they'll be followed by the Saints men's side playing against the Coolaroo Roos at 3:20pm. A bar and canteen will be in operation and spectators are very welcome!

Dance - Inverlaw Hall
A dance will be held at Inverlaw Hall on the Burrandowan Road (roughly 20km from Kingaroy) from 8:00pm until late this evening. Music will be supplied by John Cornelius and there'll be the usual great supper and novelties, along with a Lucky Door draw. Admission fees are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for high school students and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone June on (07) 4162-1195 or David on 0459-228-882. Note: This month's dance was postponed for a week to avoid conflicting with the Kingaroy Show.

Bell Memorial Hall Centenary
The Bell Memorial Hall in Wallace Street, Bell will be celebrating its centenary today, and anyone who's ever had a connection with the hall is invited to take part. Activities will kick off at 9:00am with a meet and greet and light refreshments, followed by guest speakers at 9:30am and the performance of a one act play by the Bell Theatre Group at 10:00am. This will be followed at 11:00am with a tree planting ceremony, before things wrap up with a Centenary Luncheon at 11:15am. Admission is $15 per head and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Ruth on (07) 4663-1087

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The thirteenth day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Senior Groups (15 and under, Open) dance entries today, and spectators are very welcome.

Burnett Birdkeepers Annual Sale - Nanango
The Burnett Bird Keepers will be holding their 3rd annual Bird Sale at the Les Fogg Pavilion inside the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street, Nanango from 9:30am until around 1:00pm this morning. Last year's sale saw vendors and purchasers come from all parts of NSW through to Central Queensland, and this year the club expect the event will be even bigger. Most breeds of birds will be represented - so if you like birds, this is one show you really shouldn't miss! Admission is $2. More details? Phone Rod on (07) 4162-1068 or send an email. You can also find out more about the Burnett Bird Keepers on their Facebook page.

Retro Karting - Nanango
The second (and final) day of the Retro Karting Queensland F100 Grand Prix will be held in the South Burnett for the first time at South Burnett Kart Hire on the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango's CBD today. Spectators are very welcome to come along and watch the action trackside from 9:30am until 5:00pm. Food and drinks will be on sale at the canteen, and karts will be available to hire tomorrow. More details? Phone Rose on (07) 4163-1313.

Hot Tea & Cent Sale - Upper Yarraman
The annual Hot Tea & Cent Sale will be held at Upper Yarraman Hall from 6:30pm tonight (when the doors open). Entry is free and a great home-cooked meal will be available for $15 per person. Cent auction tickets are 50c per sheet and the auction will commence after dinner. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Jenny on 0458-638-546.

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.

Saturday Soccer - Kingaroy and Wondai
The South Burnett's 2017 soccer season will hold its fifth round in Wondai and Kingaroy today. In Wondai, home team Barambah will play Gunners at the Wondai Soccer Fields at the northern end of the Wondai Sportsgrounds, with 2nd Division hitting the park at 12:30pm, Women's Division at 2:00pm and 1st Division at 3:15pm. And in Kingaroy, Wests will play Nanango's Panthers at Tom Alford Oval in Oliver Bond Street, with 2nd Division kicking off at 2:00pm and Women's Division at 3:30pm. The 1st Division game has been postponed to Wednesday week. Admission to view the matches is free, and a canteen will be running at both venues. Spectators are very welcome! Meanwhile, the 2017 Junior Soccer competition will continue today at the junior soccer fields in Oliver Bond Street, with the first matches getting underway at 8:30am in all classes from U6s to U10/11s. Cadets and U12/13s will hit the park slightly earlier at 8:00am.

May 14

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.

Mother's Day Classic Fun Run & Walk - Wondai
The annual Mothers Day Classic Fun Run and Walk - a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Foundation - will be held at Wondai today. Registrations will start behind the Wondai Diggers Club in Mackenzie Street at 8:00am and will be followed by a warm-up at 8:45am. After this, runners can set off on either a 4km or 8km run along the South Burnett Rail Trail, and walkers can undertake a 4km walk. The Wondai Lions will be on site to serve up breakfasts, and there'll also be a multi-draw raffle. All participants are encouraged to wear pink and a fun morning out is guaranteed. Entry fees are $25 for adults and $15 for children or concession card holders, and there are also tickets for families too. The Classic usually draws up to 300 participants every year, and you can read more about it and see photos of previous Classics on our website.

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.

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

Men's Club Championships - Nanango
The Nanango Golf Club on the D'Aguilar Highway north of Nanango's CBD will be holding the second round of their Men's Club Championships today. Tee-off will be from 10:00am onwards and participants can play in their own groups. There will be daily prizes, so if you can't make all four rounds you'll still have a chance to win something today. New players are very welcome. More details? Phone the golf club on (07) 4163-1463.

Mothers Day Lunch At Kingsley Grove - Kingaroy
Kingsley Grove Estate winery at 49 Stuart Valley Drive off the Bunya Highway south-west of Kingaroy will be offering mums a fabulous wood-fired pizza and/or wine ice cream lunch today - and if you book a table for 4 people or more, your mum can have her pizza lunch for free! Pizzas start from $10 per person and wine ice cream is $5 per person, while glasses of wine are just $2.50 each. More details? Bookings? Phone Jo at Kingsley Grove on 0414-230-128.

Mothers Day Lunch - Kingaroy
Kingaroy RSL will be offering a two course Mothers Day Lunch for $25 per head from 12:00 noon to around 2:00pm today. Bookings are advisable, though: (07) 4162-1755

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.

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 Timbertown Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Sunday morning meeting at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 8:30am until around 12:00 noon today. New members who are interested in learning woodwork are always welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Marcia on (07) 4170-0389

85th Annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The final day of the 85th annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be judging Junior Groups (6/8/10/12 and under) dance entries today, and spectators are very welcome.

Mothers Day
Today is the second Sunday in May: Mothers Day. Different countries around the world celebrate Mother's Day on different days of the year because the event has many different origins. Some say that Mothers Day first began in ancient Greece and emerged from a cult which was marked by the festival of Cybele (the mother of the gods) which was celebrated around Greece and the Greek colonies of Asia Minor, and then later in Rome. In more modern times, Mother's Day began in the USA when it was copied from England by social activist Julia Ward Howe after the American Civil War as a call to unite women against war. But in the UK and Australia, the day simply celebrates motherhood and thanking mothers. And if you'd like to give your own Mum a big "Thank You!" today, here's how you can do it in the South Burnett:

May 15

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.

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.

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.

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 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

St John's Lutheran School Official Opening - Kingaroy
St John's Lutheran School at 84-94 Ivy Street, Kingaroy will be officially opening the school's new classrooms and administration building at 8:30am this moning (when coffee will be served). Parents are very welcome to today's event, and you can obtain more details by phoning the school on (07) 4162-3988.

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.

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.

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

May 16

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.

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.

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.

Murgon Open House
BIEDO will be holding an Open House at Murgon Town Hall in Gore Street at Murgon from 5:00pm to 8:00pm today. This free event will include trade stands, information and networking from a range of agencies, non-retail businesses and organisations, and everyone in the Murgon district is welcome to pop in for a cuppa and a chat. Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien will be a special guest speaker. Organisations who'd like to run a stand at the Open Day ($33 inc GST) should phone BIEDO on (07) 4169-5456 for more details. You can also read more about today's Open House - and see our report about what a previous Open House at Durong was like - on our website. Note: Retail trade stands are not permitted at the Open House.

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.

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.

BP Dam Fish Restocking Association AGM
The Bjelke-Petersen Dam Fish Restocking Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at the Australian Hotel in Lamb Street, Murgon at 6:00pm this evening. All interested people are welcome to attend.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

May 17

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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

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.

Memory Matters - Murgon
Graham House Community Centre and Alzheimer's Australia will be holding a free information session about dementia, memory loss and how to prevent Alzheimer's at the Murgon Town Hall in Gore Street, Murgon from 9:30am to around noon this morning. Alzheimer's affects around 400,000 Australians but there have been some important strides in understanding and treating it in recent years. In addition to guest speakers, there'll be supporting information stands from Graham House Transport, SB Care, Community Health, Kingaroy Home Aids, Uniting Care, Aged Care, Women's Health and the ambulance service, and morning tea will be available for a gold coin donation. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Iris on 0447-683-492 or June on (07) 4169-8200.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Country Kitchens Walking Group - Kingaroy
The Country Kitchens Walking Group will be leaving the Kingaroy QCWA Rooms at 122 Kingaroy Street at 9:00am this morning for a walk around town, followed by as delicious and healthy gold coin donation morning tea back at the QCWA Rooms when the walk returns there some time between 10:00am and 10:30am. The new group is an initiative of QCWA Country Kitchens and each walk will be led by a personal trainer. The group is open to anyone who'd like to join in, and the walks will happen at the same time and place each Wednesday for the next 2 weeks - a great way to have fun and make new friends (especially for mums and bubs). More details? Phone Janelle on 0419-861-616.

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.

May 18

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The Day Before White Shirt Day - Nanango
Tomorrow is White Shirt Day, a day when everyone opposed to domestic violence is encouraged to wear a white shirt to work to show their support. Marches will be held in Cherbourg, Murgon and Kingaroy tomorrow for White Shirt Day, but today Nanango will kick off awareness of the day with a free BBQ breakfast in Reg McCallum Park from 7:30am to 9:00am. Today's brekkie is being organised by the South Burnett Domestic Violence Strategy Group and is funded by the Queensland Government. Everyone is welcome!

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.

May 19

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.

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.

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.

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.

White Shirt Day - Cherbourg, Murgon and Kingaroy
Today is White Shirt Day, a day when anyone opposed to domestic violence is encourage to wear a white shirt to work to show their support. "Not Now, Not Ever" marches against domestic violence will also be held in Cherbourg, Murgon, and Kingaroy today to highlight the problem of domestic violence. Cherbourg will be kicking off with a free BBQ breakfast at Cherbourg State School at 8:00am, followed by a match at 9:00am. In Murgon, a march will leave the RSL car park at 11:30am and proceed to the Rotunda in the heart of town, where it will be followed by a free BBQ lunch at 12:30pm. And in Kingaroy, a march will leave O'Neill Square at 11:00am and proceed to Lions Park, where there'll be a free BBQ lunch and special guest speaker from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Today's brekkies, lunches and marches are being organised by the South Burnett Domestic Violence Strategy Group and funded by the Queensland Government. Everyone is welcome!

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.

May 20

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.

Jeff Hancox - Kingaroy
The South Burnett's very own Elvis Jeff Hancox will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm to 11:30pm this evening. Admission is free. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

7-A-Side Cricket Family Fun Day - Kumbia
The Kumbia Kindergarten and Kumbia Cricket Club will be holding a 7-A-Side Cricket Family Fun Day at the Kumbia Cricket Club's grounds off Bell Street from 8:00am this morning. The event is a fundraiser for both groups, and players of all ages are welcome (there'll be modified rules for women and children). Game fees are $70 per team of 7 players. There'll also be lots of child friendly fun activities, as well as prizes for the best dressed teams, and a bar and canteen will be open all day.

Mayor's Gala Charity Ball - Kingaroy
SOLD OUT: The annual Mayor's Gala Charity Ball will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy from 5:30pm until late this evening. The ball is a fundraiser for the South Burnett Community Hospital, and guests will be treated to a three course meal along with complimentary wines, and entertainment by award-winning stand-up comedian and ventriloquist Darren Carr. There will be an auction of sports memorabilia, raffles and a lucky door prize, and a dance band will also be on hand for after-dinner dancing. Tickets are $165 per head or $1650 for a table of 10, and are available at the Council’s Kingaroy Customer Service Centre.

Saturday Golf - Nanango
The Nanango Golf Club on the D'Aguilar Highway north of the CBD will be holding the 2nd round of their Ladies Club Championship with a seeded draw and tee off at 8:00am, followed by the 3rd round of their Men's Club Championship with a seeded in grade draw, and C Grade the first to tee off, at 10:00am this morning. Any members who haven't played all (or any) of the rounds are welcome to play, and will be slotted into their grades. There'll also be prizes on offer today. More details? Phone the golf club on (07) 4163-1463.

Saturday Rugby League - Nanango and Murgon
Rugby league fans should head south or north today. In Nanango, Kingaroy's Red Ants will play home team The Stags, in U6s at 8:30am; U12s at 10:00am; U10s at 11:00am; U14s at 12:30pm; U16s at 1:30pm; and then this weekend's A-grade clash between Kingaroy and Nanango at 3:00pm. And north in Murgon, the Murgon Crusaders and Cherbourg Hornets are holding a big, alcohol-free Domestic Violence Awareness Family Fun Day which, in addition to footy and free admission, will offer free rides, free health checks, free craft activities, a bucking bull and an inflatable obstacle course. Games will get underway at 8:00am with U6s, U8s and U10s Crusaders playing Hornets. They'll be followed at 9:00am by the U12s, before a 10:00am U14s match between Murgon and Chinchilla. This will be followed by an U14 Girls match between Caboolture v and South Burnett at 11:00am; then an U16s Girls match at 12:15pm; and then an U18s Girls match at 1:30pm. After this, there'll be an U18s Boys match between Toowoomba Wattles and South Burnett at 2:55pm. This will be followed by an official opening at 4:40pm, and then the A-grade clash between the Crusaders and Hornets under lights at 5:30pm. Canteens will be running at both venues and spectators are very welcome.

Saturday Soccer - Nanango And Kingaroy
The South Burnett's 2017 soccer season will hold its sixth round in Nanango and Kingaroy today. In Nanango, home team Nanango will play Gunners at the Burnett Street Soccer Fields, with 2nd Division hitting the park at 12:30pm, Women's Division at 2:00pm and 1st Division at 3:15pm. And in Kingaroy, Wests will play Barambah 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 under lights 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 continue today at the junior soccer fields in Oliver Bond Street, with the first matches getting underway at 8:30am in all classes from U6s to U10/11s. Cadets and U12/13s will hit the park slightly earlier at 8:00am.

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 4:00pm 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) 4162-2697 or Lois on (07) 4162-3824.

South Burnett Shed Men - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Shed Men will be holding their 52nd meeting at RBM Industrial Bags Pty Ltd at 4 Sawtell Street in Kingaroy from 4:00pm to around 7:00pm this evening. David Klingner will be the meeting's special guest speaker and all men and young blokes are very welcome along. The $15 meeting fee includes a BBQ dinner and dessert, tea/coffee and soft drinks, but under-15s can come along for free. More details? Phone Nev on (07) 4162-2009, Lester on (07) 4162-1833 or Don on (07) 4162-7130.

83rd Annual Blackbutt Show
The 83rd annual Blackbutt Show will be held at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 5:00am this morning (when the gates open) until late tonight. This year's Show will feature a full range of horse events (anything from led breed and ridden breed through to hacks and rider classes). There'll also be a big roll-up of cattle and poultry along with the sub-chamber Young Judges, Handlers and Paraders competitions; the popular woodchop and chainsawing competitions; lots of ring events; a Dog Show; pony rides section; and plenty of fun for children including face painting, a baby animal farm and a puppet show. As usual the Show will also feature a great spread of pavilion exhibits; sideshow alley; showbags; and trade displays. After dark there'll also be a great fireworks display, followed by live entertainment until midnight. Admission this year is still just $12.00 for adults or $5.00 for high school students and pensioners (children under 12 are admitted free). More details? Contact the Show Society on (07) 4163-0999 or 0447-970-999. PS: You can read more about what last year's Blackbutt Show was like - and see photos - on our website.

Nanango Electorate ALP Branch Meeting - Kingaroy
The Wondai, South Burnett and Somerset ALP branches will be holding a joint Nanango Electorate meeting at Lions Park in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (opposite The Peanut Van) at 10:00am this morning. Afterwards, the Wondai branch will be holding their own monthly general meeting at the Cecil Hotel in Mackenzie Street, Wondai at 11:00am this morning (or possibly a little later if the Kingaroy meeting takes longer). All people who'd like to join or have an interest in the party are very welcome to attend.

Ladies Morning Tea - Nanango
A Ladies Morning Tea will be held at the Uniting Church Hall at 44 Gipps Street in Nanango at 10:00am this morning. The event has been organised by Nanango's Stressbusters group, and all women and girls are welcome.

Ladies Night Out - Kingaroy
In conjunction with the South Burnett Shed Men (see entry elsewhere this page), Glenice Larsen will be holding a Ladies Night Out at 19 Avocado Crescent in Kingaroy from 4:00pm to 7:00pm tonight. The meeting is open to all women and girls, and Belinda Klingner will be the special guest speaker. Guests should bring along a plate of finger food to share and an RSVP by May 15 would be appreciated to ensure there's sufficient seating. You can make one by phoning Glenice on (07) 4162-7130.

May 21

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

Million Paws Walk - Kingaroy
The South Burnett's RSPCA Million Paws Walk - one of the major annual fundraisers for the Kingaroy RSPCA - will be held at Memorial Park in Haly Street, Kingaroy from 8:00am this morning (when Walk registrations will commence - the walk gets underway at 9:00am) until around 1:00pm this afternoon. Owners can bring their well-behaved dogs along for a 4km circuit walk and then follow things up with the family by enjoying a community sausage sizzle, an egg-and-spoon race, costume awards, or taking part in the many other fun things that will be on offer. Entry to the walk costs $25 for adults and pensioners, $15 for children or $55 for a family of four and all proceeds of this morning's efforts will go to the Kingaroy RSPCA to help them look after the South Burnett's unwanted and/or abused pets. Everyone is welcome to this great social morning - last year more than 60 walkers took part - and you can obtain more details and/or register by phoning the RSPCA on (07) 4162-5501 or by visiting the Million Paws Walk website. PS: If you pre-register for this event you can save money; and if you haven't got a well-behaved dog (or any dog at all) but still want to take part and give the RSPCA a call beforehand, they'll set you up with a shelter dog for the walk. It's a great way to give them exercise and who knows? You may meet a new lifelong friend!

Timbertowns Woodworkers Meeting - Blackbutt
The Timbertown Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Sunday morning meeting at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 8:30am until around 12:00 noon today. New members who are interested in learning woodwork are always welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Marcia on (07) 4170-0389

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.

Taromeo Country Music Club Social - Blackbutt
The Taromeo Country Music Club will be holding their third bi-monthly Sunday social for 2017 at the Blackbutt Golf Club in Langton Road, Blackbutt from 10:00am to around 4:00pm today. Entertainment will be provided by the visiting and guest artists (the Cann Family). There'll also be multi-draw raffles, a lucky door prize, a licensed bar, plenty of food and refreshments, a licensed bar and - of course! - lots of great country music and dancing. Admission is still only $5 with bottomless tea or coffee and and free afternoon tea as well. Lunch will also be available for a small extra charge ($7 for a main, $3 for a dessert). Everyone is welcome!

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.

Scrapbooking For Hope - Kingaroy
Relay For Life will be running a special Scrapbooking For Hope workshop at the GB Hall inside the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street today for scrapbooking enthusiasts. Zennia Powell from "Caught The Bug" will be a special guest, and there'll be giveaways and raffles thanks to Kaisercraft. The cost of the day - which includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and four hours of tutoring - is $60 per person, but places are limited. You can find out more details and/or book a place by phoning Rowena on 0418-922-572

Sunday Rugby League - Nanango
The first round of the Gleeson Cup will be played at Fred Kassulke Oval off the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango from 8:30am to 4:15pm today. Today's Gleeson Cup round will see U13s and U15s South Burnett teams take on opponents from Toowoomba and Western Downs in a round robin competition. Spectators are very welcome and a canteen will be operating.

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.

May 22

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.

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

Proston Scout Group Meeting
The Proston Scout troop will be holding their regular Monday night meeting at their Railway Park den in Rodney Street from 5:00pm to 7:00pm tonight.

Mosaics & Beading Classes - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street, Nanango will be running their regular Monday mosaics class from 9:30am to noon today. Cost is $10 per person - which includes morning tea and materials - and participants should BYO gloves and apron. This will be followed by a beading class from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. The cost for this class is $6, which includes afternoon tea and materials. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

May 23

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Wondai
An Australia's Biggest Morning Tea will be held at the Wondai Diggers Club in Mackenzie Street, Wondai from 10:00am to around noon this morning. The morning tea will raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council to assist help them research the causes and treatments of various cancers. It also allows guests to meet and share their experiences with others, and open up support avenues for one another in their day-to-day struggles. In addition to a great morning tea, today's get-together will feature raffles, an auction and entertainment, as well as invited Guests who'll answer questions. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Dianne on (07) 4168-5390.

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.

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.

Kumbia QCWA Meeting
The QCWA Kumbia Branch in Bell Street will be opening its doors at 9.00am this morning for a cuppa, followed by its monthly branch meeting at 9:30am. After this formality has been attended to, though, members 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.

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.

South Burnett Wine Industry Assn Meeting - Tingoora
POSTPONED: The South Burnett Wine Industry Association will be holding a meeting at the Tingoora Hotel on the Bunya Highway at Tingoora at 6:15pm this evening. The meeting will be discussing a range of topics of interest to anyone who'd like to see the region's wine industry continue to develop, and all interested people are very welcome to attend. More details? Phone Jason on (07) 4168-4797. Note: This meeting has been postponed to June 6.

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.

Watoto Children's Choir - Kingaroy
The acclaimed Watoto Children's Choir will be appearing in concert at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy at 7:00pm this evening as part of their "Signs & Wonders" tour - an inspirational night of African singing and dancing. Watoto is a non-profit organisation that cares for orphans in Uganda, and the choir is composed entirely of Ugandan orphans. The group have performed in the South Burnett many times over the years. Admission to the concert is free and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday Sewing Class - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street, Nanango will be running their regular Tuesday social sewing circle from 9:00am this morning. Participants should BYO sewing machine if possible, but fabric will be provided for bag making. There is no charge to take part and morning tea will be available for a gold coin donation. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

May 24

Angel Flight Morning - Proston
The Proston Public Library and Proston CWA will be jointly hosting an Angel Flight morning at the Proston Town Hall in Rodney Street at 10:00am today. A guest speaker from Angel Flight will be giving a presentation about the group's free services and how to get access to them, and this will be followed by a morning tea. Admission is free and everyone is welcome, but to help plan the catering bookings are essential. They can be made by phoning Julie on (07) 4168-9103.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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 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

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.

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 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.

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.

Free IT And Digital Devices Workshop - Nanango
Want to know how to use your digital devices? Then come along to a IT and Digital Devices 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 digital devices and accessories and your lunch. Women and men are both welcome. More details? Phone Patricia on 0408-762-973.

Papercraft Class - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street, Nanango will be running their regular Wednesday papercraft class from 9:30am to noon this morning. Class fees are $6 - which includes morning tea and materials - and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

Country Kitchens Walking Group - Kingaroy
The Country Kitchens Walking Group will be leaving the Kingaroy QCWA Rooms at 122 Kingaroy Street at 9:00am this morning for a walk around town, followed by as delicious and healthy gold coin donation morning tea back at the QCWA Rooms when the walk returns there some time between 10:00am and 10:30am. The new group is an initiative of QCWA Country Kitchens and each walk will be led by a personal trainer. The group is open to anyone who'd like to join in, and the walks will happen at the same time and place each Wednesday for until the end of May - a great way to have fun and make new friends (especially for mums and bubs). More details? Phone Janelle on 0419-861-616.

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 (Spicy Peanut Soup with Crispy Chorizo or Potato Gnocchi Napolitana), $7 mains (Grilled Barkers Creek Pork with wine and caper sauce or Green Pea Risotto) and $4 desserts (Vanilla Panna Cotta with fruit salsa and chocolate sauce or Pumpkin Pancakes with cardamom cream). The bistro is open to the public and everyone is welcome!

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.

May 25

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.

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.

Pottery Class - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street, Nanango will be running their regular Thursday pottery class from 9:30am to noon this morning. Class fees are $10 - which includes morning tea and materials - and participants should BYO apron. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

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.

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.

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.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Kingaroy
No, it's not a duplicate - another Australia's Biggest Morning Tea will be held on the front lawn of SBCare at the corner of Kingaroy and Avoca Streets, Kingaroy (opposite SuperIGA) from 10:00am to 11:30am this morning. Admission is by gold coin donation and everyone is welcome, but to help plan the catering an RSVP to (07) 4162-7300 would be greatly appreciated.

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.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Kingaroy
An Australia's Biggest Morning Tea will be held at The Biscuit Tin behind St Mary's church at 13 Albert Street in Kingaroy at 10:30am to 12:30pm this morning. The morning tea will raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council to help them research the causes and treatments of various cancers. Guests can get to enjoy a great morning tea and play bingo and Lucky Squares for prizes. Admission is $5 and everyone is welcome!

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.

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.

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.

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.

May 26

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.

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.

Pop-Up Pyjama Dance Party - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Kindy will be holding a Pop-Up Pyjama Dance Party in the back yard of the Kindy at 5 North Street, Kingaroy from 5:00pm to 8:00pm this evening in conjunction with Under 8s Week. Admission is free for everyone who wears pyjamas, and dinner, snacks and drinks will available for purchase on the night - but to help plan the catering, an RSVP to the Kindy on (07) 4162-1187 would be greatly appreciated.

South Burnett Wine Appreciation Society - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Wine Appreciation Society will be holding their latest monthly meeting for 2017 at Ted and Maxine's home at 4 Jubilee Street in Kingaroy from 6:30pm onwards this evening. Tonight's meeting will have a BYO obscure bottle of wine theme - so BYO! The Wine Appreciation Society is open to anyone who'd like to learn more about wines and the $10 meeting fee covers all wine tastings and nibbles. More details? Email Bruce by clicking here or phone Dafyd on (07) 4162-3899 during business hours.

Trash And Treasure Sale - Kingaroy
A Trash And Treasure Sale will be held at the Anglican Church in Alford Street, Kingaroy (opposite the police station) from 8:00am to 1:00pm today.

Information Morning Tea Day - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy QCWA will be holding an Information Morning Tea Day at their QCWA Rooms at 122 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to noon this morning (just next to Kingaroy RSL). Today's get-together is an opportunity for ladies to learn what the QCWA do in the local community, and to come along on a day that is not a monthly meeting to see if this is something they'd be interested in. As a bonus, there'll be a great free morning tea on offer too! (no-one does morning tea better than the QCWA). More details? Phone Lois on (07) 4162-3824

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.

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.

National Sorry Day
Today is National Sorry Day, an annual event that has been held in Australia on May 26 since 1998, to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of our country's Indigenous population. It commemorates the day the "Bringing Them Home" report was tabled in Parliament (on May 26, 1997). This date carries great significance for the Stolen Generations, as well as for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and its supporters among non-indigenous Australians. This year will also see the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, where 90.77% of Australian voters elected to give constitutional recognition to Indigenous Australians; and the 25th anniversary of the landmark Mabo High Court decision, which overturned the doctrine of "terra nullius" and recognised Indigenous land rights for the first time.

Art With Lyn - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street in Nanango will be hosting art classes with artist Lyn Felsman from 10:00am to 1:00pm today. Tuition fees are $15 per person - which includes morning tea - and participants should BYO art supplies and project. To book, phone Lyn on 0421-679-258.

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.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Blackbutt
An Australia's Biggest Morning Tea will be held at the Blackbutt Showgrounds' covered pavillion in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 10:00am to noon this morning to raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council. Today's get-together will be a Devonshire Tea with an "Abba Era" theme, and there'll be prizes for the best costume. Entrance is $10 and tickets can be obtained from the Blackbutt Visitor Information Centre in Hart Street, or by phoning Maree on (07) 4163-0581. Everyone is welcome!

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.

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.

Blue Light Disco - Proston
A Blue Light Disco organised by the Proston State School P&C will be held at the Proston Community Hall in Rodney Street from 6:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. Guests 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.

May 27

Trash & Treasure Sale - Kingaroy
A Trash & Treasure Sale will be held at the Anglican Church in Alford Street, Kingaroy (opposite the police station) from 8:00am to 12:00 noon today.

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Dinner Dance - Goomeri
The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Committee will be holding their fully licensed annual Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Dinner Dance from 5:30pm tonight at the Hall of Memory in Goomeri's CBD. The smart casual attire dance is the traditional curtain-raiser for tomorrow's Goomeri Pumpkin Festival and it's always a great night out. This year music will be supplied by a local band and prepaid bookings are absolutely essential for this three course dinner and the pumpkin-inspired dancing that follows it. There'll also be novelty dances and a lucky door prize. Tickets are $50 per head and you can obtain more details and/or make a booking on the Festival's 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, along with more pork than you can poke a fork at, all served up with with roast potatoes, pumpkin, corn, peas, carrots, applesauce and gravy! 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 (ie vegies only). In addition, tonight there'll also be a Meat Raffle run as a fundraiser for Tanuringie State School. Three quality meat trays from The Little Butcher in Kingaroy will be up for grabs. Everyone is very welcome! More details? Phone the pub on (07) 4164-6133.

A Night Of Fine Music - Nanango
"A Night Of Fine Music" will be held at the Nanango Catholic Church at 37 Gipps Street, Nanango at 6:30pm this evening. The concert is a fundraiser for the Church's centenary celebrations, which will be held on September 23-24 this year. Tonight's show will feature performances by the South Burnett Community Orchestra's String and Wind Ensembles, plus piano and tenor soloists and a folk singer/guitarist. Admission is $20 for adults (school children are free) and this includes supper at interval. Bookings? More details? Phone Anne on 0439-709-214.

Ziggy And The Copycat Killers - Nanango
Ziggy And The Copycat Killers will be performing at Nanango's Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango from 8:00pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4163-1287.

Wondai Parkrun
The Wondai parkrun group will be holding their 20th weekly 5km timed run at Coronation Park in Wondai at 7:00am this morning. Runners follow a course along the South Burnett Rail Trail and the parkrun group is free to join. All you need to do is register (once) online at parkrun.com.au and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event. More details? Send an email.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Coolabunia
An Australia's Biggest Morning Tea will be held at Whipbird Cafe off the D'Aguilar Highway at Coolabunia at 10:00am and 12:00 noon this morning to help raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council. Everyone is welcome!

Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Race Day
The Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club will be holding a big Race Day on the main oval of Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 10:00am this morning. They'll be holding McDonald's Club Day 1 (which was rained out in March), with racing starting from 10:00am; and then following this up in the afternoon with McDonald's Club Day 2, with racing commencing at 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Tracey on 0407-623-012. You can also read more about the Junior Motorcycle Club on our website.

Natalie Fenton - Nanango
Popular local entertainer Natalie Fenton will be performing at the Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango from 7:00pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4163-1375.

Saturday Rugby League - Wondai and Cherbourg
Rugby league fans should head north to Wondai or Cherbourg today. In Wondai, the Wondai Wolves will play the Nanango Stags in U6s at 9:00am; U8s at 9:45am, U10s at 10:30am, U12s at 11:30am; U14s at 12:30pm; U16s at 1:45pm against a combined Murgon/Stags team; and then this weekend's A-grade clash between the Wolves and Stags at 3:00pm. And just a bit further north in Cherbourg, the Cherbourg Hornets will play Kingaroy's Red Ants in U6s/U8s at 9:00am; U8s at 10:00am; U10s at 11:00am; U12s at 12:30pm; U16s at 1:30pm; and then the A-grade match between the Hornets and Red Ants at 3:00pm. Canteens will be running at both venues and spectators are very welcome!

Nanango Autumn Race Meeting
The Nanango Race Club will be holding their annual Autumn 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 a "1950s Retro" fashion theme and everyone is encouraged to dress up in their best 1950s0style 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, including new bruschetta, cheese and antipasto platters; 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. And for the benefit of people who've come to Goomeri early for tomorrow's Pumpkin Festival, there'll also be a free bus running to and from the races that will depart from Joe's Grand Hotel in Goomeri - all you need to do is phone Lesley on (07) 4163-1513 to book a seat and find out the departure time. 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.

Kingaroy Scout Group 11th Annual Show & Shine
The Kingaroy Scout Group will be holding their 11th annual Show and Shine at the Scout Den in James Street, Kingaroy from 10:00am today as a fundraiser for the troop. Car classes that will be judged today include the Top 10 Cars Of The Show; best interior; paint; custom paint; engine buy; pre-1949 modified; pre-1949 original; 1950 to 1979 modified; 1950 to 1979 original; 1980 to current; and commercial (and similar categories for bikes). Adults can get to enjoy lots of food and drink stands along with a licensed bar - and the winners of this year's event will be announced at around 2:00pm. Admission to today's meet is a gold coin donation for spectators (under-15s are free) and registration to show your vehicle is just $10 (which includes a lucky door ticket - register on site today). Everyone is welcome!

Social Tennis - Murgon
The Murgon and Districts Tennis Association will be holding social tennis games at their courts in Gore Street, Murgon from 1:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon. New players are very welcome!

Wyandottes Qld Annual State Championship Show - Nanango
The Wyandottes Qld Annual State Championship Show will be held at the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street, Nanango from 8:30am this morning. This year's judges will be Gary Phillips and Duane Rhall, and spectators are very welcome.

Fiddle Me Please - Kingaroy
Popular entertainers Fiddle Me Please will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm to 11:30pm this evening. Admission is free. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

Ron Sampson Afternoon Tea - Maidenwell
Friends of well-known Maidenwell identity Ron Sampson are invited to come along to an afternoon tea at Maidenwell Hall between 1:00pm and 4:00pm today to help him celebrate his 80th birthday. No presents, please - just your presence.

Saturday Soccer - Kingaroy
The South Burnett's 2017 soccer season will be taking a break from its normal competition this week to stage the annual Presidents Cup. The Cup matches the top two teams in each division at the end of Round 6, and it will be played at Tom Alford Oval in Oliver Bond Street, Kingaroy. The 2nd Division match - between Barambah and Wests - will kick off at 2:00pm. It will be followed by the Women's Division clash between Nanango and Wests at 4:00pm, and then the 1st Division match between Gunners and Nanango under lights at 6:00pm. Admission to view the matches is free, and a canteen will be running. Spectators are very welcome! Meanwhile, the 2017 Junior Soccer competition will continue today at the junior soccer fields in Oliver Bond Street, with the first matches getting underway at 8:30am in all classes from U6s to U10/11s. Cadets and U12/13s will hit the park slightly earlier at 8:00am.

Wondai Country Markets & Wondai Hospital Auxiliary Fete
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, alongside the Hospital Auxuiliary's annual fete. 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

May 28

Timbertowns Woodworkers Meeting - Blackbutt
The Timbertown Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Sunday morning meeting at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 8:30am until around 12:00 noon today. New members who are interested in learning woodwork are always welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Marcia on (07) 4170-0389

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.

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.

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

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
The 21st Annual Goomeri Pumpkin Festival will be held in Goomeri from 6:00am this morning through until around 5:00pm this afternoon. As usual, the 2017 Pumpkin Festival will feature a wide range of market and novelty stalls; all-day live entertainment; Giant Pumpkin and Best Decorated Pumpkin competitions; and the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll down Policeman's Hill at around 2:00pm in the afternoon with a Lucky Spot prize of $1000 and lots of other cash prizes for section winners. Other things to look out for include cooking demonstrations; live entertainment; antique car and bike displays; billy tea, damper and stew in Dickinson Park (along with an all-day BBQ and lots and lots of food stalls); roving entertainers; and more. The Pumpkin Festival is great fun for all the family and admission is 100% free. You can find out more on the Pumpkin Festival's website.

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.

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.

Kingaroy Nutters 5km Run - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Nutters running group will be holding their monthly 1km (for kids) and 5km runs this afternoon. Runners should meet up at 77 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy at 4:00pm (kids) and 4:30pm (adults) to run a circuit around the town. Everyone is welcome!

Sunday Rugby League - Murgon
Rugby league fans should head north to the Murgon Showgrounds in Macalister Street today to see trial games for the U35kg and U43kg competitions between the South Burnett, Western Downs and Gympie. The day will kick off at 9:30am with South Burnett U35kg v Gympie U35kg, followed at 10:15am with South Burnett U43kg v Gympie U43kg. At 11:00am, U35kg Gympie v Western Downs U35kg, and at 11:45am U43kg Gympie v Western Downs U43kg. The South Burnett U35kg will then play Westen Downs at 12:30pm, followed at 1:15pm by South Burnett U43kg v Western Downs U43kg. A canteen will be running at the grounds and spectators are very welcome!

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

May 29

Meet The Mayor And Councillors - Kilkivan
Kilkivan and district residents will have the opportunity to meet Gympie Mayor Mick Curran and his fellow Councillors at a public meeting at Kilkivan Public Hall at 31 Bligh Street at 5:00pm tonight. The meeting will allow residents to ask questions of Councillors, air any particular concerns they have, and get to hear more about the long-term plans and projects Gympie Regional Council is working on. Everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Gympie Regional Council on 1300 307-800

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

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

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.

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.

Mosaics & Beading Classes - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street, Nanango will be running their regular Monday mosaics class from 9:30am to noon today. Cost is $10 per person - which includes morning tea and materials - and participants should BYO gloves and apron. This will be followed by a beading class from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. The cost for this class is $6, which includes afternoon tea and materials. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

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.

Proston Scout Group Meeting
The Proston Scout troop will be holding their regular Monday night meeting at their Railway Park den in Rodney Street from 5:00pm to 7:00pm tonight.

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.

May 30

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.

Tuesday Sewing Class - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street, Nanango will be running their regular Tuesday social sewing circle from 9:00am this morning. Participants should BYO sewing machine if possible, but fabric will be provided for bag making. There is no charge to take part and morning tea will be available for a gold coin donation. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

May 31

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

Country Kitchens Walking Group - Kingaroy
The Country Kitchens Walking Group will be leaving the Kingaroy QCWA Rooms at 122 Kingaroy Street at 9:00am this morning for a walk around town, followed by as delicious and healthy gold coin donation morning tea back at the QCWA Rooms when the walk returns there some time between 10:00am and 10:30am. The new group is an initiative of QCWA Country Kitchens and each walk will be led by a personal trainer. The group is open to anyone who'd like to join in - a great way to have fun and make new friends (especially for mums and bubs). More details? Phone Janelle on 0419-861-616.

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.

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

State Of Origin - Game 1
The first 2017 State Of Origin match between the Queensland Maroons and the NSW Blues will be held at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium at 8:15pm tonight. The Maroons are being coached by former Queensland rugby league legend Kevin Walters, backing up for a second year after his maiden series win in 2016. NSW, meanwhile, are being coached by former Canberra, New South Wales and Australia captain Laurie Daley for the fifth year, who'll be looking to follow up the Blues' 2014 win. This means tonight's match should be really great, edge-of-the-seat footy well worth watching. Naturally, South Burnett footy fans will be glued to TV screens around the region. But several local pubs and clubs will also be getting into the State Of Origin spirit tonight with big screen telecasts if you'd prefer to share the experience with other fans. Venues you can drop into to watch tonight's game include:

  • • The Commercial Hotel in Glendon Street, Kingaroy
  • • The Carrollee Hotel in King Street, Kingaroy
  • • The Tingoora Hotel on the Bunya Highway at Tingoora
  • • The Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon

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.

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 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

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.

Papercraft Class - Nanango
Creative Connections at 8 George Street, Nanango will be running their regular Wednesday papercraft class from 9:30am to noon this morning. Class fees are $6 - which includes morning tea and materials - and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Nazrin on 0415-392-466.

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.

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.

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.

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