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 Sunday, 19 May 2019 
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2019 Reconciliation Fun Run

The 6th annual Reconciliation Fun Run will be run between Murgon and Cherbourg this morning, kicking off with a preliminary assembly and warm-up from 6:30am to around 7:45am at the Murgon Showgrounds in Macalister Street and proceeding at 8:00am along the highway and Cherbourg Road (which will be closed to traffic for the event) to the Ration Shed Museum at Barambah Avenue in Cherbourg. This year's Fun Run will be offering an extra course in addition to the 7km course - a more leisurely 3km circuit that will start at Memorial Park in Cherbourg (so you'll need to be at Cherbourg by 7:45am before the road is closed), with a warm-up between 8:00am and 9:00am before a 9:30am start. The two Fun Runs will be followed by a day of games, foods, dance, music, stalls, workshops and displays. The Reconciliation Fun Run is open to everyone, from school children to adults, older people, families, people with disabilities, sporting clubs or workplace teams. All courses can be run, walked or travelled in a pram or wheelchair - the chief aim of the day is for participants and spectators to simply have fun. Last year's family-friendly event was the biggest yet and drew raves from everyone who attended. Registrations will be taken at the Murgon Showgrounds or Cherbourg's Memorial Park this morning, or can be made online. More details? Phone (07) 4169-5753 or 0427-340-710, or send an email.
Our Lady Of Peace Centenary - Kumbia
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church at Kumbia will be celebrating its Centenary today with a special Mass at 10:00am led by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, along with seven priests who all have a connection to Kumbia. Afterwards, the celebrations will conclude with an open air picnic in the church's grounds ($10 for adults and $5 for children). Everyone is welcome, and you can obtain more details by phoning James on 0409-598-179. You can also read more about this event on our website.
Boondooma Open
The second (and final) day of the inaugural Boondooma Open fishing competition will be held at Boondooma Dam west of Proston today and tomorrow. Up to 50 teams will be competing in the two-day event, but there's plenty of fun to be had for spectators too, with markets and food vans opening from 10:00am; live music; and children's activities. The Open is being sponsored by the South Burnett Regional Council and inexpensive caravan and camping sites and cabins can be booked from the Lake Boondooma Tourist Park. You can read more about the Boondooma Open on our website. Final competition winners will be announced around lunch time today.
Timbertowns Woodworkers - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Sunday morning meeting at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 8:30am until around 12:00 noon today. New members who are interested in learning woodwork are always welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Marcia on (07) 4170-0389
Show, Shine & Swap Meet - Nanango
The South Burnett Car Club will be holding its annual Show, Shine & Swap Meet at Nanango's JRLFC grounds off the D'Aguilar Highway south of the CBD from 9:00am this morning until early this afternoon (stallholders and Show & Shine entrants can start setting up from 6:00am). The Show & Shine event will offer prizes in 15 categories, plus Best Car and Best Bike of the show, and there'll be food and drink stands in the grounds along with swap stands stocking all sorts of auto gear. Admission is $2 for adults and under 16s are free. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone 0422-404-598.
Sunday Poker - Kingaroy
Sunday afternoon poker games will be played at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy today. Registrations start at 2:00pm and play begins at 2:30pm. All games are free to play and there are prizes for first, second and third. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755
Sunday Bingo - Wondai
Bingo games will be held at the Wondai RSL in Mackenzie Street, Wondai this afternoon, with eyes down from 1:30pm. There will be 3 jackpots and 15 games on offer, and the kitchen will be open for light meals. Proceeds will go to help Wondai RSL veterans. More details? Phone (07) 4168-5297.
Kilkivan Railway Markets
The weekly Kilkivan Railway Markets will be held in Lester Millar Park in Kilkivan from 7:00am until around 12:00 noon this morning. The markets feature an array of locally produced fruit, vegetables and merchandise and new stallholders are always welcome! More details? Stall Bookings? Phone (0407) 772-741 or visit the website.
Blackbutt Country Markets
The Blackbutt Lions Country Markets - run on the third Sunday of every month - will be held at Les Muller Park in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 7:00am until around mid-day today. The markets offer a wide range of locally produced arts, crafts and freshly harvested foodstuffs and everyone is welcome along! More details? Phone Ivan on (07) 4170-0068.
Sunday AFL - Kingaroy
There will be no local senior AFL games this weekend - the Saints' men's team is having a bye and the women's team are in Toowoomba playing University Cougars - but there will be juniors will in action at Lyle Vidler Oval in Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 11:00am when Darling Downs takes on Wide Bay in an Under 12 representative schools practice game. A canteen will be running on site and spectators are very welcome.
Just For The Music - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Community Orchestra will be running the second day of its two-day 'Just For The Music' choral and orchestral workshops at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. Professional tutors Gwyn Roberts (orchestra) and Julee-anne Bell (choral) will mentor and expand the skills of local musicians, and local music groups and schools will be invited to partner and participate in the event with the aim to provide a free community concert in Kingaroy Town Hall from 2:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon to showcase the music and skills learned throughout the weekend. 'Just For The Music' is being sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund.
South Burnett Feather Club Annual Show
The 44th annual South Burnett Feather Club Annual Show will be held at the Edwards Poultry and Kucks Pavilion at the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street, Kingaroy today. The show - one of the biggest poultry shows held in the South Burnett - will feature over 650 chook entries. A canteen will be running as well. More details? Phone Col on 0477-877-649.
Kumbia Museum
The Kumbia and District Historical Society's museum, located in the Federation Heritage Centre behind Kumbia Hall in Bell Street, will be open from 1:30pm to 3:30pm this afternoon. The museum contains an excellent photographic display of local history and is well worth a visit. More details? Phone Josie on (07) 4164-4384 or Gayle on (07) 4164-4175.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Sunday, 19 May 2019 
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