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 Friday, 31 May 2019 
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Biggest Morning Tea - Blackbutt
A Biggest Morning Tea to help raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council will be held at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 10:00am to around noon today (doors open at 9:30am). The Christian Churches Auxiliary and members of the choir will provide yummy food and drinks, and the Blackbutt Singers will entertain with a selection of well-known songs made famous by The Seekers. There'll also be a decorated cupcake contest, raffles, prizes for the best-dressed (this years theme is 'Hootenanny Party'), and lots of fun and laughter. Tickets are just $12 per adult and can be obtained in advance from the Blackbutt Visitor Information Centre in Hart Street. Unless sold out, some will also be available at the door today. Everyone is welcome! More details? Send an email or check out the Facebook page.
Art Exhibition Opening - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Kingaroy (opposite the peanut silos) will be officially opening its two-month Queensland Winter Craft Festival at 6:00pm this evening. This month the gallery will be featuring "Farm to Fashion" by Alpaca Collective in the Main Gallery and "Not Your Granny's Mats" by Judi Tompkins in Galleries Two and Three, along with an extensive program of workshops and demonstrations covering everything from pom-pom and rug making to Kumihimo braiding, spinning and weaving, woodcrafts and dichroic glass. Tonight's opening will be accompanied by a free winter warmer supper and there's no admission charge. Everyone is welcome!
Heritage House Dinner - Yarraman
Heritage House at 26 Millar Street in Yarraman will be holding their monthly dinner at 6:00pm this evening. Heritage House's monthly dinners are always an inexpensive fun night out with great entertainment, but to help plan the catering you'll need to phone (07) 4163-8111 to make a booking. Everyone is welcome!
Friday Afternoon Scroungers - Nanango
The Nanango Bowls Club in Henry Street will be holding their regular Friday Afternoon Scroungers matches at 4:00pm today. A $5 match fee applies and new players are very welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-3363
Family Dinner Night - Nanango
Historic Ringfsfield House at 41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango will be hosting a Family Dinner Night from 6:00pm to around 8:00pm this evening. There'll be a wide range of inexpensive family favourites on offer (eg: Spaghetti Bolognese for $10.00, sausages with mashed potato and vegetables for $12.50 etc) plus entrees and desserts - just choose whatever you like. There's also no washing up to do afterwards. Places are limited, though, so a booking is essential. You can make one by phoning (07) 4163-3345
Friday Afternoon Social Golf - Proston
The Proston Golf Club on Brigooda Road, Proston will be holding a Friday afternoon social golf game today. Names need to be in by 2:00pm for a 2:30pm tee-off, and everyone is welcome. More details from the club on (07) 4168-9367.
Karaoke At The Palace - Nanango
The Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango will be holding a Karaoke Night from 7:30pm to around 11:00pm this evening as a warm-up for tomorrow's Nanango Markets. No talent is required - just a willingness to get up and give it a red hot go - and if you're feeling a bit chilly you can warm up beforehand with a curry dinner at Food Junction out the front. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Beau at the Palace on (07) 4163-1287.
Kingaroy Cuppa & Chat Group
The Cuppa and Chat Group will be holding its weekly meeting at The Biscuit Tin behind St Mary's Church at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 10:00am to around 11:00am this afternoon. As the name suggests, members enjoy a cuppa and biscuits baked in the community kitchen, and simply chat about whatever interests them. More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.
Friday Night At The Shed - Nanango
The Shed in Little Drayton Street, Nanango (just next to the Scott Car Park) will be open from 7:00pm until late tonight for local musicians and anyone else who enjoys music to come along, bring their instruments and jam in a relaxed and informal setting (or just sit on the Shed's lounges, listen in and enjoy the wide variety of talent on offer). The Shed fires up every Friday night, has tea and coffee-making facilities, and there's no admission charge. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Jane on 0400-631-677.
Friday Croquet - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Croquet Club will be playing croquet games at the rear of the Kingaroy Cricket Club in Youngman Street, Kingaroy (just next to Beangrowers) from 9:00am to around 11:30am 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) 4163-6022.
Kingaroy RSL Bingo
Bingo games will be running at Kingaroy RSL from 10:00am this morning (eyes down at 10:30am). There'll be four jackpots on offer, along with book games and raffles, and proceeds will go to help local good causes. Everyone is welcome. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.
John Miners - Murgon
Entertainer John Miners will be performing at the Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon from 7:00pm until around 11:00pm this evening. Admission is free. More details from the club on (07) 4168-1819.
Friday Night Karaoke - Murgon
The Australian Hotel in Lamb Street, Murgon will be running Karaoke from 7:30pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4168-1077.
Islander Night - Nanango
Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango will be holding an Islander Night from 5:30pm until late this evening, offering a selection of exotic Pacific Island dishes featuring bananas, coconut, pork and other treats not often seen in South Burnett cuisine. Main courses include Samoan Style Chicken with Coconut Rice; Pork Meatballs and Pineapple; Pacific Island Skirt Steak and Coconut Cream Stewed Fish, but there'll also be sides and desserts as well, plus tasting plates with samples of all four mains plus two sides for $20. Table bookings are advisable: (07) 4163 1375
Full Circle & DJdirex - Kingaroy
Acoustic duo Full Circle will be playing in the beer garden at the Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets, Kingaroy from 7:00pm to around 9:30pm tonight, after which DJdirex will be spinning the platters until the wee small hours. Admission is free. More details from the pub on (07) 4162-1380.
Hot Pot Dinner - Proston
A Hot Pot Dinner with special guests Glenn Leiper and Dr Bill McDonald will be held at the Proston Town Hall in Rodney Street, Proston from 6:00pm tonight. Glen is one of the authors of "Mangroves To Mountains", a 576-page full colour field guide to identifying native SEQ and northern NSW plants (copies of this book will be available to purchase). Dr Bill, meanwhile, is a retired Queensland Herbarium botanist who played a leading role in the Herbarium's extensive vegetation mapping programs. This relaxed evening will be a great night out for anyone with an interest in native plants, and you can get more details by phoning Kathy on 0407-091-019.
Wesleyan Food Hampers - Nanango
Wesleyan Grace Community Food Hampers will be available at 36 Fitzroy Street, Nanango from 9:00am to 12:00 noon today. Food hampers are available for a modest price to people facing financial difficulties.
South Burnett Pantry - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Pantry will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm 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 Joan on (0427) 496-684 or Ruth on (0447) 812-789. PS: If you'd like to help The Pantry in any way - either by volunteering or donating goods - please contact Joanne or Ruth about this too, or visit the website.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Friday, 31 May 2019 
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