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 Saturday, 25 May 2019 
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Nanango Autumn Race Meeting
The Nanango Race Club will be holding their Autumn Race Meeting at the Lee Park Raceway in Racecourse Road just south of Nanango from 10:00am to around 5:00pm today. Today's races will have a "Fab Furs, Pearls and Braces" theme and everyone is encouraged to dress up in their best Autumn outfits and/or accessories to be in the running for some great Moffatdale Ridge Fashions Of The Field spot prizes. The race club's popular Pink Champagne Bar will be serving up platters all day if you fancy a bite; a licensed bar and BBQ will be operating under the extended covered area; the race club canteen will be open for sit-down dining; and there'll be plenty of bookmakers and an on-course tote available in the betting ring to take your wagers. There's also plenty of undercover seating and lots of parking on course. The Autumn meeting is always popular and this one will be even bigger because it will be hosting a Battle Of The Bush race. There'll also be raffle tickets to win a top end ride-on mower available (as a fundraiser for Nanango's disability playground) along with face-painting and other entertainment for children plus great live music for adults. As usual, patrons are welcome to picnic on the lawns and even bring their own marquee if they like. This will be a 5 race meeting and buses will be running to the races from Kingaroy's Glendon Street Bus Depot (12:00 noon) and the rear of Nanango's Fitzroy Hotel at 12:30pm. The first race will leave the barriers around 1:20pm, but gates will open earlier so go-getters can get a head start on that all-important socialising. Admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for pensioners (under-16s are free). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Rosemary on (07) 4163-2346 or email her.
Mad Hatters Trivia Night - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Rotary Club will be holding a Mad Hatters Trivia Night at the South Burnett Senior Citizens Centre in Avoca Street, Kingaroy (opposite SuperIGA) from 6:30pm until late tonight (play starts at 7:00pm sharp). There'll be lots of fun trivia questions, raffles and great prizes to be won, and all proceeds of the night will go to worthwhile causes. Play will take place in tables of six and the $10 admission includes a supper of tea, coffee and yummies (you can BYO nibbles if you prefer, but no BYO alcohol because a licensed bar will be running). Everyone is welcome - just wear a favourite hat to join in the fun. Tickets can be bought in advance from the Pioneer Motel, South Burnett Podiatry or Wendy's in Kingaroy Shoppingworld, but some will also be available at the door tonight unless sold out. More details? Tickets? Phone (07) 4162-5632 or visit Kingaroy Rotary's Facebook page.
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.
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.
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
Wondai Country Markets
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery's popular monthly Wondai Country Markets will be operating at Coronation Park in Wondai's CBD from 7:00am to 12:00 noon today. Today's markets will feature stallholders selling fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, useful knick-knacks and clothing. There'll also be live entertainment; lots and lots of other stalls selling great gifts and goodies; and special hand-made treasures from local artisans available from the Gallery's new "Studio" building just a short stroll across the park. The 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. PS: Today's markets will also include the Wondai Hospital Auxiliary's annual fete.
Trad Bash - Nanango
The Barambah Bowhunters & Field Archers Association will be holding their annual Trad Bash at their headquarters in Bowhunters Road, Nanango this weekend - a two day event where young and old can enjoy the traditional forms of archery using traditional archery equipment, including mock hunts and novelty rounds with 3D and 2D Vinyl targets. This year the Association are also adding a new level of fun by encouraging participants to come along in fancy dress (archery style, medieval or cosplay). However, places are limited so early nomination is advisable. Spectators are also very welcome to come along and watch the fun (the well-equipped clubhouse has a kitchen and bar). More details? Phone Joh Simpson on 0447-032-122, send an email or visit the website.
Hot Tea & Cent Sale - Upper Yarraman
The Upper Yarraman Farmers Hall Committee will be holding its annual Cent Auction with proceeds going towards the Queensland Cancer Council at Upper Yarraman Hall from 6:00pm to around 10:00pm this evening. Guests can enjoy a delicious smorgasbord of home cooked hotpot meals and dessert will be served, too. Cent auction tickets are 50 cents per sheet and meals are $20 for adults, $10 for high school students and $5 for primary school students. There'll be lots of fantastic homemade items, plants and bags of dog food up for auction, along with items from sponsors! You can pre-purchase tickets by calling Jenny on 0458-638-546 but they'll also be available at the door.
Biggest Morning Tea - Kingaroy
Snap Fitness, BCF and Pharmacy Warehouse in Rogers Drive, Kingaroy (just next to Harvey Norman) will be hosting one of Australia's Biggest Morning Teas from 9:00am this morning to help raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council. There'll be great food, great company, raffles, fun and games and prizes to be won, and Snap Fitness will also be running a Body Pump class at 9:00am. Everyone is welcome!
Mr Q At The Palace
Popular South Burnett band Mr Q will be performing at a post-Nanango Races party at the Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango from 7:30pm until late tonight (you can fill the time in between with a great curry dinner from Nanango Food Junction at the front of the pub). Admission is free. More details? Phone Beau at The Palace on (07) 4163-1287.
Kingaroy Scouts Show & Shine
The Kingaroy Scout Group will be holding their annual Show and Shine at the Scout Den in James Street, Kingaroy from 11:00am until around 6:00pm today as a fundraiser for the troop (set-up starts at 9:00am). There'll be cars, trucks and motorcycles on display, a lucky gate prize, 60s-80s themed entertainment and a licensed bar. This year's Show & Shine will have a slightly different format to previous years and entry for the competitive part of the Show & Shine is just $5 per car, while admission to view the show is a gold coin donation. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Jamo on 0429-631-331.
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.
Byte Nite - Murgon
The South Burnett PCYC in Macalister Street, Murgon will be hosting its first-ever Byte Night from 7:00pm to around 11:00pm tonight for Murgon and Cherbourg youngsters. Children can play a range of fun and entertaining games and pursue other amusements for free during the course of the night, as well as get a free meal and a ride home afterwards if they need one, all under the supervision of caring local volunteers. Byte Nite is an initiative of the PCYC and Murgon Business and Development Association to tackle youth crime in the district by giving youngsters something to do on a Saturday night, and anyone who'd like to volunteer to help this community-driven initiaitive in any way should contact Acting Sgt Rene Bond at the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889 for more information.
Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic - Wondai
The South Burnett Mountain Bike Club will be running the first day of a weekend-long Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic at their trail centre in the McEuen Forestry at the end of Mackenzie Street, Wondai from 8:30am (for a 9:00am start), finishing at around 3:00pm. The clinic is for beginner riders that have ridden some trails, and each group will have access to 4 sessions over 2 weekends. The clinics are jointly funded by the South Burnett Regional Council and the South Burnett Mountain Bike Club, and further details are available online or by phoning Jason on 0455-896-749 or Daniel on 0428-457-486.
Brass Monkeys Duo - Kingaroy
R&B entertainers Brass Monkeys Duo will be performing at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:00pm to around 11:00pm tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.
South Burnett Saints Heritage Day
The South Burnett Saints will be hosting their annual Heritage Day at Lyle Vidler Oval in Youngman Street, Kingaroy today. The event is open to past and present South Burnett Australian Rules players (ie Bulldogs, Jets and Saints), committee members, volunteers and supporters, who are all invited to join in a day of “sharing on-the-field and off-the-field memories”. The event will be held in conjunction with two home games: the Saints women’s team will play the winners of the last four premierships, Toowoomba Tigers, at 12:30pm; and they'll be followed by the men's team, who'll take on last year’s preliminary finalist, Warwick, at 2:30pm. A canteen and bar will also be running, admission is free and everyone is welcome!
Toogoolawah Dash Challenge Bike Ride - Yarraman
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association will be holding its annual Toogoolawah Dash Challenge Bike Ride today, a 75km cycling race from Yarraman to Toogoolawah along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail include the new section between Moore and Toogoolawah (fortunately, 30% of the course is downhill). Last year this event attracted 255 riders and this year organisers are expecting even larger numbers. Tickets are $120 per rider - which includes transport back to Yarraman after the race - and bookings (and more details) can be obtained online through Eventbrite.
Tyson Clancy-Jones & DJ Ty - Kingaroy
Popular South Burnett entertainer Tyson Clancy-Jones will be performing in the front bar of the Kingaroy Hotel-Motel at the corner of Youngman and Haly Streets, Kingaroy from 6:30pm to 9:30pm tonight, followed by DJ Ty who'll be spinning the platters until late. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1677.
Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
The annual Goomeri Pumpkin Festival will be held tomorrow, but this year's expanded event will be holding several mini-events today as a warm-up for it. They'll start with a BBQ Breakfast at the Goomeri Swimming Pool on the Bunya Highway south of the CBD from 7:00am to 8:00am; and then a Pumpkins Cup golf match at the Goomeri Golf Club on Golf Club Road at 11:00am, along with wine tastings from Moffatdale Ridge at the Breitkreutz Pavilion in the Goomeri Sportsgrounds and a Lions sausage sizzle at the same time. These two day events will then be followed in the afternoon by Twilight Markets in the CBD park behind Joe's Grand Hotel from 3:00pm to 9:00pm, featuring a number of food vans and stallholders who'll also be at the Festival tomorrow, along with a Five Chefs Long Table Dinner at the Hall of Memory in Boonara Street at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome and there's no admission fee for any of these events except the Long Table Dinner, a $100 per head event being run by Gympie Regional Council which is now sold out.
Saturday Soccer - Wondai and Kingaroy
After a one week break for the annual President's Cup, the seventh round of this season's soccer competition will be played in Wondai and Kingaroy today. In Wondai, home team Barambah will play Nanango's Panthers at the Wondai Soccer Fields off the Bunya Highway north of Wondai Sportsgrounds, with the women's division kicking off at 1:40pm, followed by the men's division match at 3:00pm. And in Kingaroy, home teams Wests and Gunners will battle it out on the lush green fields of Tom Alford Oval in Oliver Bond Street, with the women's division playing at 3:15pm, followed by the men's division at 5:00pm. Canteens will be running at both venues and spectators are very welcome.
Nanango Campdraft
The second day of the three-day 2019 Nanango Campdraft will be held at the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street from early this morning until late this afternoon. This year's campdraft was rescheduled from its normal date due to wet weather, but large numbers of competitors are still expected for the event. Admission to the campdraft is free for spectators, and food and drink will be available from the Showgrounds' canteen
Band Co - Kingaroy
Band Co - a 4-piece delivering hot rock renditions of classic tracks from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s - 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.
Kingaroy Lions Trail Ride - Benair
The Kingaroy Lions will be holding the first day of their popular annual, weekend-long Trail Bike Ride at Watercourse Dip north of Kingaroy today (turn at Ryke Fuel into River Road and follow the signs). The Ride offers Open, Novice and Pee Wee categories along with a raft of prizes. There's free camping onsite and entry fees are $75 for the Open, $50 for the Novice and $15 for the Pee Wee classes. There'll also be food and drinks available on site too. You can find out more details about this event on their Facebook page
Country Music Afternoon - Kingaroy
A Country Music Afternoon with John Abbott will be held at the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre in Avoca Street (just opposite IGA) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm today. Entry is by gold coin donation and includes afternoon tea.
Saturday Rugby League - Murgon, Wondai and Kingaroy
Rugby league fans in search of A Grade action should head north today. In Murgon, the Mustangs juniors will play Cherbourg's juniors in U6s/U8s at 10:00am; U7s/U9s at 10:45am; U10s at 11:30am; U12s at 12:30pm; U11s at 1:30pm; and U14s at 2:30pm. These junior games will be followed by an A Grade clash between Murgon's Mustangs and Kingaroy's Red Ants at 3:30pm. In Wondai, the Wolves will play Cherbourg's Hornets in U6s at 10:00am; U8s at 11:00am; and U12s at 1:00pm. This will be followed at 1:45pm with an U14s game between the Wolves and Chinchilla, and then an A Grade clash between Wondai's Wolves and the Hornets at 3:00pm. In Kingaroy, Kingaroy will play Central Burnett in U8s & U10s at 9:00am; U12s at 10:30am; U14s at 11:30am; and U11s at 12:30pm. At 1:30pm, the U18s South Burnett Eagles will play Oakey, followed by an U6s & U7s games between Kingaroy and Central Burnett at 3:00pm, and then an U15s match between Kingaroy and Pittsworth at 4:00pm. Canteens will be operating at all three venues and spectators are very welcome.
Social Bowls - Proston
The Proston Bowls Club in Murphy Way (just around the corner from Proston Rural) will be holding social bowls games this afternoon. Names need to be in by 2:00pm for a 2:30pm start. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone John on 0427-454-900. Note: This event was originally planned for May 11, but was rescheduled due to event conflicts.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Saturday, 25 May 2019 
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