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 Saturday, 08 May 2021 
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Burrandowan Picnic Races
The Burrandowan Picnic Races will be held at the Burrandowan Race Track 66km southwest of Kingaroy from 9:00am this morning until very late tonight. The first race in this year's five-race program will leave the barriers at 1:35pm and there'll also be a Fashions on the Field competition with prizes; a licensed bar operating from 11:00am to 11:00pm; country food available all day from the race club's cafe; other food stalls in the grounds; and the traditional pit-fired barbecues at night (BYO plate and cutlery), followed by entertainment by local band, Ryza. There'll also be picnic hampers available for pick-up, but you'll need to book these in advance. Pursers Coaches will be running buses from Kingaroy at 10:30am and noon. Entry to this year's meeting is $25 per head and tickets must be booked in advance online. NB. Free overnight camping is available on Saturday night only (small tents and swags only, no caravans or camper trailers).
Play On! - Nanango
The Nanango Theatre Company will presenting the 6th and 7th performances of their latest production Play On!, a comedy in three acts, at their playhouse in Elk Street, Nanango at 2:00pm this afternoon and again at 7:00pm tonight (doors open 30 minutes before each show). Tickets to today's matinee are $20 per head or $15 for concessions (which includes a supper) and tickets to the evening performance are $25 and $20 (which includes wine and cheese). Tickets can be booked online or by phoning 0497-032-528. Note: One final matinee performance will be given at 2:00pm tomorrow.
Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding a meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the shed next to 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.
Climate Change Public Forum - Kingaroy
A public forum on climate change will be held at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery in Haly Street, Kingaroy (opposite the peanut silos) at 3:00pm this afternoon. The forum has been organised to co-ordinate with the Gallery's May exhibition "All The Bees Are (Not) Dying" and its aim is to allow artists to present their experiences and observations of changes in Australia's climate, as well as hear local responses to the issue. Everyone is welcome and there's no admission.
Easter In May - Yarraman
The Yarraman and District Progress Association will be celebrating "Easter In May" from 4:00pm this afternoon at Yarraman Memorial Hall in Browne Street, across from the Ambulance Station. There'll be music, food, a bar, competitions, an egg hunt, line-dancing workshop, raffles and an Easter May Bonnet Parade. A movie will also be shown. The event is being supported by the Toowoomba Regional Council. Note: This event was originally going to be held at Memorial Park in Margaret Street but has been shifted due to the weather forecast.
Wooroolin Community Markets
The Wooroolin Community Markets will be held inside the Wooroolin QCWA Rooms on the Bunya Highway at Wooroolin from 6:00am until around 12:00 noon this morning. The markets offer stalls, a sausage sizzle, fresh produce, plants and crafts and are run on the 2nd Saturday of every month except January. Stall fees are just $7.50 and new stallholders are always welcome. More details? Phone Janice on 0439-073-160 or send her an email.
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 get-together today, kicking off with a cuppa at 8:00am. The meeting will run until around noon, and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone Geoff on 0439-694-000.
Wondai Parkrun
The Wondai parkrun group will be holding their weekly 5km timed runs 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.
Nanango Parkrun
The Nanango parkrun group will be holding its weekly 5km timed walk/run along the Ros Gregor Trail at Tipperary Flat next to the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango at 7:00am this morning. Runners follow a course along the 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.
Yarraman Markets
The Yarraman Progress Association's Yarraman Markets will be held on the vacant block at the corner of the D'Aguilar and New England Highways (ie opposite Bendigo Bank) in Yarraman from 7:00am until around 12:00 noon today. The markets feature trash and treasure stalls, car boot sellers, local produce and hand-made goods, as well as food stalls, and are held weekly. Everyone is welcome and if you'd like to book a stall yourself - it's only $5! - call Joe on (0459) 638-282. Note: All patrons and stallholders are asked to observe proper social distancing to stay safe.
The Rocknrollabillys - Kingaroy
Quirky entertainers The Rocknrollabillys will be performing at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:00pm until around 11:00pm tonight. The band are a 50s and 60s style group who specialise in music suitable for retro dance styles including Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Swing and Jive. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.
Cooyar Spit Roast
The Cooyar Hotel on the New England Highway at Cooyar will be holding their latest Spit Roast Night for 2021 in their Outback Bar behind the pub from 6:30pm (when serving starts) until late tonight. The cost is $20 per head for a great two-course spit roast buffet feed along with live music until late, but seating is limited so a booking is essential: (07) 4692-6185. There's also free camping nearby if you'd like to stay over.
Tyson Clancy-Jones - Kingaroy
Popular South Burnett entertainer Tyson Clancy-Jones will be performing at the Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets in Kingaroy from 7:30pm tonight. Admission is free and the kitchen will be running if you get hungry. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.
Saturday Rugby League
This weekend's local league competition will be played at the Nanango Football Grounds on the D'Aguilar Highway south of the CBD, kicking off with three U10s games between 7:00am and 9:00am, followed by three U8s games between 9:00am and 11:00am. The U12s will play 4 games on a separate part of the field between 10:00am and 12:30pm, and then there'll be an U15s clash between South Burnett and Pittsworth at 1:30pm. This will be followed by an U14s match (Nanango v Murgon) at 2:45pm, then an U16s match (South Burnett v Pittsworh) at 3:45pm, and then an U18s game (South Burnett v Oakey) at 5:00pm. In the A-Grade competition, the Nanango Stags will play Cherbourg's Hornets at 6:15pm, and at 7:45pm Murgon's Mustangs will take on the Wondai Wolves. A bar and canteen will be running on the grounds and spectators are very welcome.
Children's Art Class - Wondai
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery on the Haly Street roundabout will be running a free Children's Art Class from 1:00pm to around 2:30pm this afternoon. Children can get to use acrylics, different brush techniques, sponges, stampers and washing tape to create a special, unique gift for Mum tomorrow. More details? Phone the Gallery on (07) 4168-5926
Natalie Fenton At The Palace - Nanango
Popular South Burnett entertainer Natalie Fenton will be performing at the Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango from 7:30pm until late tonight. The last time Natalie appeared there she rocked the house down, and there's no admission fee. More details? Phone Beau or Nathan at the Palace on (07) 4163-1287.
Kilkivan Campdraft
The first day of the weekend-long annual Kilkivan Campdraft will be held at the Kilkivan Showgrounds at 66 Mudlo Road from 6:30am this morning until past sunset this afternoon. Today's program will feature Maiden, Junior, Juvenile and Novice Drafts, followed by a Restricted Open under lights in the evening (tomorrow will see the finals of the Restricted Open Draft along with the rounds and finals of the Ray & Val Atthow Memorial Open Draft). Admission to the campdraft is free for spectators and there'll be a bar, live music from John Koeler and hot meals available in the grounds. There'll also be camping available if you want to stay overnight. Everyone is welcome!
Botanical Bas-Relief Workshop - Goomeri
Goomeri Creatives will be hosting a Botanical Bas-Relief Workshop at their studio inside the Breitkreutz Pavilion at Goomeri Sportsgrounds in McIvor Street, Goomeri from 9:30am to around noon this morning. The workshop will teach participants how to make bas-relief sculptures of plants using plaster of paris, and all participants will leave with a gorgeous plaster artwork. The workshop is open to people of any skill level in this artform, and all materials are provided. Fees are $15 for Goomeri Creatives members and $20 for non-members and everyone is welcome. To help plan the materials purchases, though, bookings are essential. They can be made by messaging the group's Facebook page
Saturday AFL - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Saints men's and women's teams will be playing their first home games of the season at Lyle Vidler Oval (just next to Bean Growers) in Youngman Street, Kingaroy this afternoon. At 12:30pm, the Saints' women's side will take on University, and they'll be followed by the Saints Men's clash with University's boffins at 2:30pm. A bar and canteen will be operating on-site and spectators are very welcome!

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Saturday, 08 May 2021 
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