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 Tuesday, 03 November 2020 
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Melbourne Cup Day

Today is the first Tuesday in November: Melbourne Cup Day. This is a gazetted public holiday in Victoria and an unofficial public holiday virtually everywhere else in Australia. While nearly all businesses in the South Burnett will attempt to trade as normal - and all government and public offices will be open for the daily grind - the majority of people will either be taking a bit of time out or abandoning any pretence of following a normal day's routine from about noon onwards. As usual, the South Burnett will be celebrating the occasion with a number of Melbourne Cup Day functions along with the Kumbia Race Club's annual Melbourne Cup Day Race Meeting (see entry immediately below) - a really great picnic race meeting that's become something quite special to all of us over the years.
50th Annual Melbourne Cup Day Race Meeting - Kumbia
The Kumbia Racing Club will be holding its 50th Annual Melbourne Cup Day Race Meeting at the Kumbia racetrack from about 9:00am this morning through until 5:00pm this afternoon. This very popular 5-card event is the only live Cup Day race meeting in the South Burnett and it always attracts a great crowd, though this year - due to COVID Safe restrictions - you'll need to book tickets online (and BYO chair) to be certain of getting onto the course. As usual, there'll be a Fashions of the Field parade for men and women; Dash For Cash foot races; a bar, BBQ, and the Luncheon Hall in operation plus full Sky-TV race meeting coverage, a vigorous betting ring, and big screen coverage of that other race meeting in Melbourne. Admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for concessions, and a bus will be running from Kingaroy's Carrollee Hotel for people who've booked seats at the pub. More details? Contact the Race Club Secretary on (07) 4163-7200.
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch - Nanango
Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango will be holding a Melbourne Cup Day Lunch from noon today. Guests at this $50 per head affair will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly and a sweeps ticket on arrival, then enjoy a three course lunch, big screen race coverage and all the fun of a traditional Cup Day getaway. Bookings are essential, though, and you can make one by phoning the RSL on (07) 4163-1375.
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch - Proston
The Golden Spurs Hotel at the corner of Blake and Rodney Streets in Proston will be holding a two-course Melbourne Cup Day Lunch today in conjunction with the Proston QWCA. Guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer on arrival, and in addition to the lunch there'll be a lucky door prize, sweeps, raffles and prizes for the best dressed. This is a COVID Safe event, though, so bookings are essential. You can find out more and/or make a booking by phoning the Spurs on (07) 4168-9069.
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch - Kingaroy
The Carrollee Hotel in King Street, Kingaroy will be running a Melbourne Cup Day lunch from noon today with big screen coverage of the race, TAB facilities and fashion prizes, plus live music from noon to 3:00pm. This is a COVID Safe event, but places are limited so a booking is essential: (07) 4162-1055.
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch - Murgon
The Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon will be running a Melbourne Cup Day Lunch from noon onwards today. Guests can enjoy a great meal; big screen coverage of the race; prizes for the two best dressed patrons and best fascinator; a lucky door prize and sweeps. This will be a COVID Safe get-together and you can book luncheon tickets by phoning (07) 4168-1819.
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 get-together 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 Croquet - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Croquet Club will be playing croquet games at the Kingaroy Cricket Club in Youngman Street, Kingaroy (just next to Beangrowers) from 9:00am to around 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) 4164-5574.
Tuesday Night Bingo - Blackbutt
Bingo games will be held at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 7:00pm tonight (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 the BDTHA on 0458-539-821 or send them an email.
Blackbutt Singers - Yarraman
The Blackbutt Singers will holding their regular Tuesday morning practice session at the Yarraman Community Hall in Browne Street, Yarraman from 9:30am to around noon this morning (COVID Safe rules apply). New members - male and female - are very welcome, and you should BYO morning tea. More details? Call Judy on (07) 4170-0880.
KCCI Business Breakfast RSVP Deadline
Today is the last day you can book tickets for the KCCI Business Breakfast being held at Kingaroy Town Hall this Thursday morning, November 5 (see entry that day for all details).
Nanango Community Choir
A meeting (and initial practice session) to form a Nanango Community Choir will be held at the Masonic Lodge in Gipps Street, Nanango from 7:00pm to 8:30pm tonight. The aim of the meeting is to give the choir its first outing at this year's Nanango Christmas Carnival, and everyone is welcome to take part. More details? Phone Jane on 0400-631-677.
South Burnett Pantry - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Pantry will be open from 8:30am to 12:00 noon 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 James on 0438-071-658. PS: If you'd like to help The Pantry in any way - either by volunteering or donating goods - please contact James about this too, or visit the website.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Tuesday, 03 November 2020 
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