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 Saturday, 23 February 2019 
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70th Annual Cooyar Show
The 70th annual Cooyar Show will be held at the Cooyar Showgrounds at Rangemore Road in Cooyar from 6:00am this morning (when campdrafting gets underway) through until very late tonight. The Cooyar Show is always a really great family day out, with free face painting and sample bags for children. This year's Grand Parade will run at 2:30pm, followed by the official opening at 2:45pm. As well as all the usual highlights including pavilion exhibits, led steer and stud beef competitions and a fun Sideshow Alley, there’ll also be a Ute Muster, a whacky Smash Up Derby, chainsaw and post ripping events, Young Judges & Paraders competitions and Nickleby The Magician. The daytime activities will be followed in the evening by live music, a giant fireworks display at around 8:30pm and the ever-popular Cooyar Bull Ride. Entry to this year's Cooyar Show is still just $20 for adults and $5 for high school students (primary school aged children are free) and everyone is welcome along! For more information and/or show schedules, phone Show secretary Sue on (07) 4692-6200 or the Show Society's office (on Show day only) on (07) 4692-6281, or visit the Cooyar Show's website to get this year's schedule.
Wondai Country Markets
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery's popular monthly Wondai Country Markets will be operating at Coronation Park in Wondai's CBD from 7:00am to 12:00 noon today. Today's markets will feature stallholders selling fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, useful knick-knacks and clothing. There'll also be live entertainment; lots and lots of other stalls selling great gifts and goodies; and special hand-made treasures from local artisans available from the Gallery's "Studio" building just a short stroll across the park. The BBQs will also be firing up from 6:45am to dish out hearty breakfasts for 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 Joan Spicer on 0456-999-928.
South Burnett Soccer Sevens - Kingaroy
The 36th annual South Burnett Soccer Sevens will be held at the Kingaroy Soccer Grounds in Oliver Bond Street, Kingaroy all this weekend. This giant pre-season carnival - run by the South Burnett Senior Soccer Association - attracts teams from all over south-east Queensland and is one of the region's major annual sporting events. This year organisers expect there'll be upwards of 39 mens and womens teams competing for prize monies and locals are also very welcome to form a team and join in! Today's games will get underway at around 10:00am and will run to about 5:00pm. Admission to the Soccer Sevens is 100% free for spectators and there'll be a licensed bar, BBQ and canteen operating at the grounds too. The carnival will conclude with finals matches tomorrow.
Nanango Mini Market
The Nanango Mini Market, which runs on the 4th Saturday of each month (except January) outside the Churchyard Opp Shop at the corner of Drayton and Burnett Streets in Nanango, will be running from 7:00am to around noon this morning. Apart from offering great bargains at great prices, the markets also have a $2 sausage sizzle, $1 soft drinks and gold coin donation tea and coffee if you get peckish. New stallholders are also very welcome, with stall fees starting at just $5. More details? Phone Sue on 0419-319-981.
Jonathan Mark Hayden - Nanango
Popular South Burnett entertainer Jonathan Mark Hayden will be performing at the Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango from 7:30pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from Beau at the Palace on (07) 4163-1287.
Between The Covers - Nanango
Award-winning children's author and artist Karen Russell will be giving a talk about how she developed her book "Deakon The Dragon Is Sad" at The Shed in Little Drayton Street, Nanango (just next to Scott Car Park) at 1:30pm today, revealing all the ups and downs of the project and passing on useful real-life tips for aspiring authors. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children, and there'll be an afternoon tea as well. Karen's artworks will also be on display and sale, and signed copies of her book will be available for $15 as well. Everyone is welcome, and you can ensure a seat by phoning 0432-346-090.
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.
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 parkrun.com.au and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event. More details? Send an email.
Skin & Bone - Kingaroy
Popular local band Skin & Bone will be performing 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.
Turn The Screws On Crime - Murgon
Murgon Neighbourhood Watch will be holding a special "Turn The Screws On Crime" morning at Clifton Motors in Macalister Street, Murgon between 9:00am and noon today. For a gold coin donation, Queensland Police will fit one-way screws onto your car's number plates to deter theft. If you can't make it today, though, a similar event will be held at Repco in Youngman Street, Kingaroy between 8:30am and 12:30pm next Saturday, March 2.
Bowls Club Bingo - Kingaroy
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
South Burnett Cricket
Fans of A-grade cricket should head to the Murgon Sportsgrounds in Macalister Street today, where the local side will play the Gympie Colts in a nail-biting season semi-final. Meanwhile, in B Grade, there'll be four local matches on offer around the region: in Murgon, Kingaroy Services will play Murgon (also at the Murgon Sportsgrounds); in Nanango, Nanango will play Wooroolin at the Nanango Sportsgrounds in Burnett Street; in Blackbutt, Blackbutt will play the Kumbia Rattlers at the Blackbutt cricket fields; and at Murgon State High, Cherbourg will play Wondai. All games start at 12:30pm and spectators are very welcome.
Endeavour Rally - Kingaroy
A group of more than 20 vehicles taking part in a one-day Endeavour Rally will be driving from Jondaryan to Kingaroy today, arriving at Endeavour's Kingaroy Kitchen in the Youngman Street industrial estate at around 1:00pm. Members of the public are very welcome to come along, meet the car teams and take photos.
DJ Ty - Kingaroy
Popular DJ Tyson Clancy-Jones and 12 others will be spinning the platters in the back bar of the Kingaroy Hotel-Motel at the corner of Youngman and Haly Streets, Kingaroy from 9:00pm until later tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1677.
MisFitz - Kingaroy
Popular South Burnett duo MisFitz will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markell Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.
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.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Saturday, 23 February 2019 
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