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 Saturday, 20 July 2019 
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Blackbutt District Expo
A Blackbutt District Expo will be held at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 10:00am to 3:00pm today. Up to 20 community groups will be on hand with information stalls explaining what they do and how locals can get involved, and the Blackbutt Avocado Festival will be inviting the public to whip up exotic avocado smoothies, mocktails and cocktails at their stand between 11:00am and 1:00pm (you can read more about this by clicking here). The Expo should prove very informative for new residents and recent retirees who may be wondering how to fill their spare time and has been organised by the Blackbutt District Community Organisation. It's entirely free and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Nev on (07) 4170-0880.
Seafood & Sax - Murgon
The Australian Hotel in Lamb Street, Murgon will be holding a Seafood & Sax Night with the South Burnett's very own Sultan of Sax Tom McKenzie from 8:00pm until later tonight. Seafood platters for one or two people will be available, along with the hotel's normal menu. More details from the pub: (07) 4168-1077
Queensland Winter Craft Festival - Kingaroy
The second (and final) month of the Queensland Winter Craft Festival will be running throughout July at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Kingaroy (opposite the peanut silos) from 9:00am to 1:00pm today. The Gallery is hosting exhibitions from the Tangled Threads Textile Art Group, the South Burnett Gem and Fossicking Club and silk artist Cecile Arndt this month, and it will also be running a number of art workshops covering everything from rug making and silk painting to pottery and creating bags from rags. The Craft Festival is the most extensive event of its kind in Queensland, and admission to view this month's exhibitions is free. More details? Phone the Gallery on (07) 4189-9323.
Christmas In July Karaoke - Yarraman
The Yarraman Hotel-Motel on the New England Highway at Yarraman will be holding a Christmas In July Karaoke Night from 8:00pm until late this evening. A traditional Christmas roast dinner will also be available for $15 per head. Everyone is welcome! More details from the hotel on (07) 4163-8285.
The Lion King Movie Fundraiser
St John's Lutheran School P&F will be holding special screenings of the Disney family movie classic The Lion King at Kingaroy's Satellite Cinema in Short Street at 9:30am and again at 3:00pm today. Tickets - which include drinks and snacks prior to each screening - are $15 for adults and $10 for children, and they can be obtained from the school's office at 84-94 Ivy Street, Kingaroy or by sending the P&F a Facebook message.
Kingaroy Bowls Club Bingo
The Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman St, Kingaroy will be running bingo matches from 7:30pm this evening with over $1000 in prizes on offer. More details from the club on (07) 4162-1404
Moore Hall Markets
The monthly Moore Hall Markets will be held outside Moore Soldiers Memorial Hall on the D'Aguilar Highway at Moore from 6:30am to around noon today. The markets feature arts, crafts and bric-a-brac and the nearby Kai Lounge will be open for morning teas and lunches.
Wondai Parkrun
The Wondai parkrun group will be holding their weekly 5km timed run at Coronation Park in Wondai at 7:00am this morning. Runners follow a course along the South Burnett Rail Trail and the parkrun group is free to join. All you need to do is register (once) online at and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event. More details? Send an email.
Bobby Ricks - Kingaroy
Entertainer Bobby Ricks will be performing at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm until around 11:30pm tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.
Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding a meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the former Murgon Railway Station) today. The Men's Shed meets every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday to work on projects and new members are always welcome.
Carroll Park Nature Reserve Clean-Up - Kingaroy
Bunya Valley Landcare, the Kingaroy branch of Native Plants Queensland and the South Burnett Field Naturalists will be holding a community clean-up of the Carroll Nature Reserve in Coral Street, Kingaroy today. Volunteers who'd like to join in a spot of helping to weed out asparagus fern, cats claw creeper and basket asparagus (which are three invasive plant species threatening the reserve) should bring along gloves, a hat, protective clothing, covered shoes, water, lunch snacks and a chair (if needed). A mattock and/or a bucket would also be helpful, but several mattocks will be available for everyone's use. Activities will get underway at 8:30am.
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 Saturday morning 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.
Kingaroy Markets
The third Saturday of the month Kingaroy Markets will be held at the southern 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 feature a great array of arts, crafts, fruit and flower stalls, along with a Rotary Club sausage sizzle if you get peckish. New stallholders are always very welcome! More details? Phone Patrick on 0419-648-754.
SEK Qld Round 4 Go Kart Races - Nanango
The fourth round of the SEK Qld titles will be decided this weekend at the South Burnett Kart Hire track on the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango's CBD. This weekend's racing is the first time a round of this competition has been held in the South Burnett in the past 5 years, and for extra excitement today's racing will occur around twilight with a three-hour blast under lights. A canteen will be operating at the track and spectators are very welcome. More details? Phone South Burnett Kart Hire on (07) 4171-0040. Note: Racing will conclude tomorrow with a 6-hour session between 9:00am and 3:00pm, and spectators are welcome to come watch this, too.
Domo Exhibition - Cherbourg
The Ration Shed Museum in Barambah Avenue, Cherbourg will be marking the refurbishment of the old Girls and Boys Dormitories (which now form part of the Museum complex) with a program of events today, kicking off with a morning tea at 10:30am and followed by a Welcome To Country and dance at 11:00am. After this, the dormitories will be open for inspection at 11:30am, before events conclude with a light finger food lunch at 12:30pm. In the afternoon there'll be a second, separate program for elders who were former dormitory girls or boys. This morning's activities are open to all former domo girls and boys and their families, as well as the general Cherbourg community. However, to help plan the catering RSVPs are required by July 5. They can be made by phoning Bronwyn at the Museum on (07) 4169-5753.
MC Rabbs - Kingaroy
Aspiring DJ MC Rabbs will be spinning the platters at the Kingaroy Hotel at the corner of Haly and Youngman Streets, Kingaroy from 9:00pm to 1:00am this evening. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1677.
Mini Mods Carnival - Wondai
The South Burnett's annual Mini Mods rugby league carnival will be held at the Wondai Sportsgrounds on the Bunya Highway in Wondai today. This carnival always attracts hundreds of junior players from all over the Wide-Bay Burnett (600 are expected this year) and matches will start at 8:30am and continue through until the late afternoon, with separate games being played across multiple fields. The U7s, U8s and U10s are all 15-minute games and will wrap up around 2:00pm, while the U12s are 18-minute games and will wrap up with the final scheduled to start at 4:30pm. Spectators and supporters are very welcome!
Sistas In Sync Morning Tea - Kingaroy
Sistas In Sync will be holding a morning tea at the Baptist Church Hall in Knight Street, Kingaroy at 9:30am this morning. Women attending the brunch should bring along a plate of food to share. All women are welcome and can bring along a friend or two as well if they wish. PS: This month's morning tea was previously advertised as being held at South Burnett Ministries, but the venue has now changed.
BVRT Moonlight Off-Road Cycling Adventure
A BVRT Moonlight Off-Road Cycling Adventure will be running between Yarraman and Moore this afternoon and evening. Cyclists should be at Moore Memorial Hall off the D'Aguilar Highway at Moore by 3:00pm for a 3:30pm transport of cyclists and bikes provided by Out There Cycling. The ride will then depart from Yarraman at 4:30pm for a ride to Blackbutt in the late afternoon, followed by a cruise down the range though the Benarkin forest and Blackbutt Creek valley from Blackbutt to Linville, then on to Moore after dark by the light of the full moon. The ride will be followed by an optional dinner at the licensed Kai Lounge in Moore (phone (07) 5424-7286 to order and pay for your meal in advance). Tickets to take part in the ride are $35 (which includes transport) and numbers are limited to 30. More details? Phone (07) 5424-7286.
Pig On A Spit Night - Wooroolin
Wooroolin's Grand Hotel on the Bunya Highway at Wooroolin will be holding a Pig On A Spit Night from 6:00pm until late this evening. For $25 per person, guests can get to enjoy more pork than they can poke a fork at, along with live entertainment from Footsteps. A $1400 Jag The Joker will also be going off this evening, but bookings are essential to help plan the cat6ering. You can make one by phoning Robyn or Shane on (07) 4164-2261.
Backroad At The Palace
New country, rock and blues band Backroad will be giving their debut performance at the Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango from 7:30pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details? Phone Beau at the hotel on (07) 4163-1287.
Saturday Golf - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Golf Club on the Bunya Highway south-west of town will be holding a Mixed 4BBB Stableford along with a Single Stableford (for men without partners) from 8:00am to 5:00pm today. Timesheets are available at the golf club. More details? Phone (07) 4162-1720.
Mr Q & The Party Rockers - Kingaroy
Popular South Burnett band Mr Q and their friends will be partying hard at the Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets, Kingaroy from 8:30pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.
Saturday Soccer - Nanango and Kingaroy
The 14th round of the South Burnett's local soccer competition will be played in Nanango and Kingaroy this afternoon. Today's matches are the next-to-last for the season before it moves into a month of finals in August, so the competition is expected to be fierce. In Nanango, home team Panthers will play Kingaroy's Wests at the Burnett Street Sports Fields, with the women's division kicking off at 1:40pm, followed by the men's division clash at 3:00pm. And in Kingaroy, home team Gunners and the mighty Barambah Bears will play one another at Tom Alford Oval in Oliver Bond Street, with the women's division coming on to the park at 3:15pm, followed by the men's division at 5:00pm. Canteens will be running at both venues and spectators are very welcome.
Saturday AFL - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Saints will be playing South Toowoomba's Bombers in a double header at Lyle Vidler Oval next to Beangrowers in Youngman Street, Kingaroy at 12:30pm today. The women's sides will take to the field first, followed by the men's sides at 2:30pm. Today's games will also be a "Saints In Pink" day to help raise money for breast cancer reserarch, so fans are asked to wear as much pink as possible. A canteen and bar will be operating on site and spectators are very welcome.
Stonehouse Tours - Moore
If you're visiting Moore today for the markets or the BVRT Moonlight Bike Ride (see entries further above), you can also take the rare opportunity to tour Moore Stonehouse, the historic coach house complex that once serviced passengers making the long journey up the Brisbane Valley to the South Burnett. Buses will be leaving Moore Hall on the hour between 9:00am and 3:00pm to take visitors to the Stonehouse for a guided tour by its new owners, who are intent on restoring it. Tours are $5 per person and everyone is welcome. PS: Access is only by bus, because there's no car parking available at the Stonehouse.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Saturday, 20 July 2019 
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