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South Burnett Daily Calendar Listings for January 2019

Yarraman New Year's Day Festival
Yarraman will be ringing in the New Year with a four-hour News Years Day Festival at the Yarraman Recreation Grounds off the New England Highway just west of the CBD from 5:00pm until 9:00pm this evening. The Festival will feature lots of great family fun including live music; market stalls; a licensed bar; hot food and beverages; and a range of inexpensive amusement rides for children including jumping castles, a slide, a climbing rock wall and dodgem cars (rides are $3 each, 5 for $12 or $20 for an unlimited rides armband). Fire-fighting superhero Blazer The Bear will be putting in an appearance at 6:00pm and there'll also be a big fireworks display around 8:00pm. The Festival is run by the Yarraman Progress Association and co-sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

New Year's Day Public Holiday
Today is New Years Day, a public holiday, and most South Burnett businesses will either be closed today or operating on restricted hours.

New Year's Day Lunch - Wondai
Dimities Cottage at 49 Haly Street in Wondai will be running an all-you-can-eat New Years Day Buffet Lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm today. Tickets are $35 per head and bookings are essential: (07) 4168-5744.

SBRC Council Offices Re-Open
The South Burnett Regional Council's offices and Customer Service Centres will reopen for business at 8:30am today after their annual festive season break.

Tom Curtain Katherine Outback Experience Show - Kumbia
Multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire Tom Curtain will be returning to his old home town tonight to perform his Katherine Outback Experience Show of real horse training and working dog demonstrations, followed by a live music concert. Tom's show will be run at the Kumbia race course off Bell Street from 6:00pm to 8:30pm (gates open at 5:30pm). Food and drinks will be available onsite (no BYO) and a cash bar will be operating. Guests should wear appropriate clothing for an outdoor event and BYO chairs and/or picnic blankets. Tickets are $30 for adults or $15 for students aged 6-17 (under-6s are free). They can be booked in advance from Eventbrite or obtained at the gate tonight.

Town Hall Bingo - Murgon
Bingo games will be played at the Murgon Town Hall in Gore Street, Murgon this morning. Doors open at 8:30am and eyes go down at 10:00am, with more than $1000 in prizes on offer. Everyone is welcome.

Nanango Country Markets
The Nanango Show Society will be holding their regular monthly Country Markets at the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street from 6:00am to around 12:00 noon today. As usual, the markets will feature a wide variety of craft stalls, new and used goods, plants, poultry and pets. The Nanango Markets are the largest rural market in south east Queensland and attract up to 420 stallholders. But new stallholders are always very welcome too! More info? Phone the Market Co-Ordinator on (0427) 631-273 during business hours.

Public Meeting - Proston
A public meeting to discuss the possible future extension of the South Burnett Rail Trail from Murgon to Proston will be held at the Proston Community Hall in Rodney Street at 6:30pm tonight. A necessary first step in any trail extension along the former Murgon-Proston railway route would be to conduct a feasibility study into the project, and the South Burnett Regional Council is eligible for 100% State Government funding for this if it chooses to take up the option. Tonight's meeting will hear speakers from the South Burnett Rail Trail Users Association, the Coverty Creek Community Development Association and residents from Proston, Hivesville and Murgon who have an interest in this project. There'll also be a sausage sizzle run by the Proston Men's Shed and tea, coffee and cakes supplied by Proston QCWA available for purchase. Everyone is welcome!

Aussie Bingo - Murgon
Bingo games will be played at the Australian Hotel in Lamb Street, Murgon this morning, with eyes down at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome.

PCYC Free Movie Night - Murgon
The South Burnett PCYC in Macalister Street, Murgon will be holding a Free Movie Night this evening, with screening getting underway at 6:00pm. Guests should BYO blanket and pillow - popcorn will be on sale. More details? Phone the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889.

Aussie Bingo - Murgon
Bingo games will be played at the Australian Hotel in Lamb Street, Murgon this morning, with eyes down at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome.

South Burnett Pantry - Kingaroy
After a brief break for the festive season, 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.

Wondai Summer Race Meeting
The South Burnett Race Club will be holding its new Wondai Summer Race Meeting at the Wondai race track in Baynes Street, Wondai from around 11:30am today. The fashion theme of the meeting is "Summer Safari" and guests are encouraged to dress to it to be in the running for great prizes in the Fashions Of The Field competition. As usual, the meeting will feature an on-course TAB; live telecasts of Brisbane and interstate races (along with interstate betting fluctuations); a vigorous undercover betting ring; a great BBQ and bar and a Punters Podium. The always popular Lady Luck Cocktail Bar will be in full swing, too, along with the race track's canteen. Today's meeting will feature a full card of five races and entry to the track is just $10. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the race club on (07) 4168-5530.

Native Plants Queensland Meeting - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy branch of Native Plants Queensland will be holding a general meeting at Saint Mary's Catholic College in Kent Street, Kingaroy at 9:00am this morning, kicking off with a morning tea. A special guest speaker will talk about the family characteristics of different Australian native plant species, and the meeting is open to members and non-members alike. However, to assist with catering, an RSVP would be greatly appreciated. You can make one by phoning Lauren on (07) 4168-5471

Blackbutt Country Markets
The Blackbutt Lions Country Markets - run on the third Sunday of every month - will be held at Les Muller Park in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 7:00am until around mid-day today. The markets offer a wide range of locally produced arts, crafts and freshly harvested foodstuffs and everyone is welcome along! More details? Phone Ivan on (07) 4170-0068.

Monday Night Line Dancing
Line dancing classes will be held at the Proston Community Hall in Rodney Street, Proston tonight. A beginners class will run at 5:00pm and an advanced class at 6:30pm. Class fees are $5 per head and everyone is welcome!

Kingaroy SES Training Night
The Kingaroy SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the Kingaroy SES headquarters in Glendon Street, Kingaroy (next to Kingaroy X-Ray) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. New members are always very welcome. More details? Phone 0428-741-274

Karaoke Rampage - Blackbutt
South Burnett CTC will be holding a free Karaoke Rampage at the Blackbutt Swimming Pool from 6:00pm to 8:00pm tonight as a school holiday activity. This will be a 100% alcohol and drug free event, and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone (07) 4162-7788.

Cooinda Craft Group - Kingaroy
The Cooinda Craft Group will be holding its regular Monday morning meeting at the Town Common Hall in Oliver Bond Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to 1:30pm today. Members of the group pursue a variety of crafts and newcomers are always welcome.

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

Murgon SES Training Night
The Murgon SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the SES Building in Gore Street, Murgon from 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight. Anyone from the Murgon district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along.

Monday Evening Bingo - Blackbutt
Bingo games will be held at Nukku Nook at the head of the Blackbutt Rail Trail in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 7:00pm this evening (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 Noeleen on (07) 4163-0413 or send her an email.

Murgon Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
The Murgon Neighbourhood Watch group will meet in the Diggers Room at the Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon, from 6:00pm to around 7:30pm tonight. Everyone is welcome and there's no membership fee. More information? Visit their Facebook page

Nanango Panthers AGM
The Nanango Panthers soccer club will be holding their Annual General Meeting at the club's headquarters in the Burnett Street sports fields at 6:30pm this evening. All interested people are very welcome to attend.

Tuesday Social Bowls - Nanango
The Nanango Bowls Club in Henry Street, Nanango will be holding social lawn bowls games from 12:30pm this afternoon. Dress standard is mufti and new players are very welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-3363

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 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.

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. New members are very welcome. More details? Call Judy on (07) 4170-0880.

Yarraman Indoor Bowls
The Yarraman Indoor Bowls Club will be holding their regular Tuesday morning meeting at the Lutheran Church Hall in McDaniel Street, Yarraman at 9:30am this morning. New members are always welcome.

Tuesday Night Trivia
Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy will be holding its regular Tuesday Night Trivia games this evening. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play starts at 7:00pm. Registration is just $2 and play is in teams of six. More details from the RSL: (07) 4162-1755.

Karaoke Rampage - Yarraman
South Burnett CTC will be holding a free Karaoke Rampage at the Yarraman Swimming Pool on the New England Highway at Yarraman from 6:00pm to 8:00pm tonight as a school holiday activity. This will be a 100% alcohol and drug free event, and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone (07) 4162-7788.

Blackbutt Country Crafters
The Blackbutt Country Crafters will be holding their regular Tuesday morning meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 9:30am to 2:00pm today. The group caters for people interested in crafts and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone June on (07) 4170-0054 or Roslyn on (07) 4163-0682

Alcoholics Anonymous - Nanango
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Nanango every Tuesday from 5:30pm at the Catholic Church Hall in Alfred Street (next to St Patrick's school). For more information, phone 0427-289-990.

Morning Card Games - Yarraman
Heritage House at 26 Millar Street in Yarraman will be hosting its weekly Tuesday morning 500 card games from 10:00am to around 1:00pm today, followed by a light lunch. Playing fees - which include lunch and a lucky door prize ticket - are just $5. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Heritage House on (07) 4163-8111.

Author Talk - Kingaroy
South Burnett writer John Tully will be giving an author talk at the Kingaroy Library in Glendon Street, Kingaroy, from 10:00am to 11:00am this morning. John will be discussing the ups and downs of raising a family in western Queensland, along with his fondness for Australian bush poetry. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. More details from Kingaroy Library on (07) 4189-9256.

Tuesday Night Indoor Bowls - Wondai
The Wondai Indoor Bowls Club will be holding its regular Tuesday meeting at the Wondai Town Hall in Mackenzie Street, Wondai at 7:30pm this evening. Three games of 12 ends are played, lasting up to three hours, and playing fees are $3. New members are always welcome and you can find out more details by phoning secretary Christine Rasmussen at Wondai on (07) 4169-0995, Maryanne Pearce at Tingoora on (07) 4169 0776, or Faye Holding at Goomeri on (07) 4168 4494.

Kumbia QCWA Meeting
The QCWA Kumbia Branch in Bell Street will be opening its doors at 9.00am this morning for a cuppa, followed by its monthly branch meeting at 9:30am. After this formality has been attended to, though, members focus on friendship and fun through sharing their skills in traditional and contemporary art and handcraft activities for the remainder of the morning and into the afternoon. Members, non-members and new members are all very welcome! More details? Phone Catherine Woodham on 0403-616-564.

Kingaroy Croquet Club
The Kingaroy Croquet Club will be playing croquet games at the rear of the Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman Street, Kingaroy 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.

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.

Wednesday Night Dance Class
Dance classes will be held at Inverlaw Hall in Inverlaw from 7:30pm tonight. The classes are a great way to learn ballroom dancing classics like the Quick Step, Jazz Waltz, Swing Waltz, Evening Three Step and many more, and class fees are just $4. More details? Phone David on 0459-228-882.

Aussie Bingo - Murgon
Bingo games will be played at the Australian Hotel in Lamb Street, Murgon this morning, with eyes down at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday Ladies Bowls - Yarraman
The Yarraman Bowls Club in Margaret Street, Yarraman will be holding their weekly Ladies Bowls games from 9:00am this morning. New players are always welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-8269

Karaoke Rampage - Wondai
South Burnett CTC will be holding a free Karaoke Rampage at the Wondai Swimming Pool in Mackenzie Street, Wondai from 6:00pm to 8:00pm tonight as a school holiday activity. This will be a 100% alcohol and drug free event, and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone (07) 4162-7788.

Kingaroy Ukesters
The Kingaroy Ukesters ukulele group will be holding their weekly meeting in The Hub Room of Kingaroy's Orana Aged Care Facility from 1:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon. The group meets every Wednesday for a group play and sing-along session, and members range from raw beginners to experts. New members are always very welcome, and fun tuition for the world's easiest to play instrument is always available. More details? Phone Dorothy on 0419-778-015 or Neil on 0400-478-378.

Nanango Country Quilters & Crafts
The Nanango Country Quilters And Crafts group meet every Wednesday at the Nanango Cultural Centre in George Street, Nanango between 9:00am to 2:00pm. Members can get to pursue a wide variety of crafts at these informal gatherings and the $3 meeting fee includes morning tea (but BYO cup and lunch). There's also usually a raffle as well. New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Tricia on (07) 4171-0124.

Indoor Bowls & Cards Day
The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club will be hosting indoor bowls and cards (500) competitions at its centre on the corner of Avoca and Kingaroy Streets, Kingaroy between 9:00am and 4:00pm today. Indoor bowls competitions commence at 9:00am and cards at around 1:00pm, and the $2 admission includes a cup of tea. Everyone is welcome. For more details phone (07) 4163-6191.

Wednesday Morning Bridge
The Kingaroy Bridge Club will be holding their regular Wednesday morning bridge games at the pavilion nearest to town inside the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street from 9:00am to 1:00pm today. New and visiting players are most welcome (training is available for new players too, if needed) and the $5 meeting fee includes morning tea. More details? Phone Helen on (07) 4162-2128

Alcoholics Anonymous - Proston
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Proston every Wednesday from 6:00pm at the old railway station at Railway Park in Rodney Street. For more information, phone 0427-137-140.

Kingaroy Volleyball Association Meeting
A public meeting will be held at the Kingaroy Hotel-Motel at the corner of Youngman and Haly Streets in Kingaroy from 6:30pm to around 7:30pm tonight. The purpose of the meeting is to look into the possibility of forming a Kingaroy Volleyball Association and running regular weekly competitions. All interested people are encouraged to attend, but if you can't make it tonight you can email Peter Collins for more information.

Yarning Circle - Cherbourg and Murgon
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council will be hosting "Let's Yarn" at the Indigenous Knowledge Centre at the corner of Barambah Avenue and Broadway Streets, Cherbourg at 10:00am this morning to help promote discussion about disability. People who suffer from a disability or have a friend or family member who suffers from a disability - or just people who'd like to know more about the topic - are all very welcome to attend. There's no charge, and light refreshments will be available. Note: For people who can't make the morning session, a second session will be held at the Murgon PCYC at 1:00pm this afternoon.

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Mondays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

Goomeri SES Meeting
The Goomeri SES will be holding their regular Wednesday night training session at the SES Building in Dickinson Park, Goomeri from 6:30pm to around 8:30pm tonight. Anyone from the Goomeri district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Group Leader Steve Kay on 0429-836-572 or Ray on (07) 4168-4150.

Connections Craft Group - Kingaroy
The Connections Craft Group will be holding its weekly meeting at The Biscuit Tin behind St Mary's Church at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 12:00 noon to around 2:00pm this afternoon. Members can bring their own craft project, or join in an activity the group is doing. Everyone is welcome and morning tea is provided for a gold coin donation. More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Busy Needles Group
The Blackbutt Busy Needles group will be meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 9:30am to 1:30pm today. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone Linda on (07) 4170-0823 or Sue on (07) 4163-0919.

Murgon Rotary Club
The Murgon Rotary Club will be holding their regular Wednesday evening dinner meeting at the Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon from 6:30pm onwards tonight (meeting starts at 7:00pm). New members are always welcome! More details? Phone (07) 4168-1180.

Timbertowns Woodworkers - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday morning meeting at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 8:30am until around 12:00 noon today. New members who are interested in learning woodwork are always welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Marcia on (07) 4170-0389

Wednesday Night Poker
Wednesday night poker games will be played at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy tonight. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play begins at 7:00pm. All games are free to play and there are prizes for first, second and third. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

Alcoholics Anonymous - Kingaroy
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Kingaroy every Thursday from 7:30pm at the "Biscuit Tin", behind St Mary's Church Hall, 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy. For more information, phone (07) 4162-5747.

Proston Round Table
The first meeting of the Proston Round Table discussion group for 2019 will be held at the Jacaranda Tea Rooms in Blake Street, Proston from 6:00pm this evening (for a 6:30pm start). An optional light meal will be available beforehand for a small charge, and everyone who'd like to discuss ideas about the future development of Proston is very welcome.

St Joseph's Bingo - Murgon
St Joseph's Parish Hall in Angel Avenue, Murgon will be hosting bingo games from 7:30pm this evening. There'll be $1000 in prizes on offer as well as a canteen and lucky bingo tickets. Proceeds will go to aid St Joseph's school and community works.

Old Time Dancing Classes
Old Time Dancing will be held at the South Burnett PCYC in Macalister Street, Murgon at 1:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon. The class caters to all levels from beginners to advanced, all in a fun and social atmosphere lead by a qualified dance instructor. Class fees - which include tea and coffee - are just $4 if you're dancing, or $2 if you're watching. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889 or send them an email.

Tai Chi Class - Kumbia
Kumbia's weekly Tai Chi class will be held in the lunch room at the Kumbia Sports Ground from 8:30am to 9:30am this morning. The class is for beginners and new members are always welcome.

Social Golf - Blackbutt
The Blackbutt Golf Club at 51 Langton Road, Blackbutt will be running their weekly Sporters's Club game at 3:00pm this afternoon. This is a 6 hole event and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a fun game of golf, as well as the chance to win a chook, golf balls or tees. Green fees are $5:00 for adults and $1:00 for children. More details? Phone the golf club on (07) 4163-0180.

Karaoke Rampage - Proston
South Burnett CTC will be holding a free Karaoke Rampage at the Proston Swimming Pool from 6:00pm to 8:00pm tonight as a school holiday activity. This will be a 100% alcohol and drug free event, and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone (07) 4162-7788.

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.

Taras Hall Bingo - Nanango
Bingo games will be held at Taras Hall immediately next to Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango at 9:00am this morning (doors open at 9:00am; eyes down at 10:00am sharp). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4163-1375.

Birds Of A Feather - Kingaroy
The Birds Of A Feather cancer support group will be holding their regular 4th Thursday of the month meeting at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy at 10:00am this morning. This is a friendly, informal group of women who have (or had) cancer, as well as carers, and they get together once a month for a morning tea and chat. New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Josie on (07) 4164-4384 or Joan on (07) 4164-8151.

South Burnett Australia Day Awards - Blackbutt
The South Burnett Regional Council will be presenting the region's 11th annual Australia Day Awards at a special ceremony at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall in Bowman Road, Blackbutt at 6:30pm this evening. The awards provide the community with an opportunity to acknowledge and reward outstanding groups and individuals committed to improving the lifestyle experience of our region, and the award categories that have been chosen give all the region's communities equal opportunity to nominate individuals and/or groups who've made special contributions to the area. Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud, Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington and Australia Day Ambassador Justine Christerson will be special guests. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, and the presentations will be followed by a light supper. More details? Phone the Council on 1300-789-279.

Brazilian BBQ Night - Nanango
Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango will be holding a Brazilian BBQ Cuisine Night from 5:30pm to 8:00pm this evening. Menu items on offer include kebabs, chilli-lime BBQ sweet corn, Lamb Al Asador with chimichurri and many other exotic taste treats - and while bookings aren't absolutely essential, you can ensure your seat by making one on (07) 4163-1375.

Skin & Bone - Murgon
Popular South Burnett band Skin & Bone will be performing at the Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street from 7:00pm to 11:00pm tonight. Admission is free. More details from the club on (07) 4168-1819.

PCYC Free Movie Night - Murgon
The South Burnett PCYC in Macalister Street, Murgon will be holding a Free Movie Night this evening, with screening getting underway at 6:00pm. Guests should BYO blanket and pillow - popcorn will be on sale. More details? Phone the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889.

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 no admission charge and tea and coffee-making facilities. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Jane on 0400-631-677.

Western Stars Come & Try Afternoon
The Western Stars Cali Dance Studio will be holding a "Come & Try Afternoon" for potential students interested in learning calisthenics this year at St Mary's Parish Hall next to St Mary's Church at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 4:00pm to 5:00pm this afternoon. This event is free, open to all ages and no prior experience is necessary. More details? Phone 0447-577-730.

Alex The Frenchman and DJDirex - Kingaroy
Alex The Frenchman and DJDirex will be laying down a pre-long weekend vibe at the Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets, Kingaroy from 7:30pm to around 1:00am tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.

Saturday Night Karaoke - Nanango
The Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango will be holding their first Karaoke Night for 2019 from 7:30pm until late this evening, led by Dancing Barman Karaoke. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to have a go! More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4163-1287.

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 Speedway - Kingaroy
The first day of the three-day Kings Royal, the biggest annual event on the South Burnett Speedway calendar, will be held at Kingaroy Showgrounds tonight. Racing will get underway at 5:00pm and this year more than 78 drivers - including 12 former national champions - have nominated. Tonight's program will feature the first round of the IBRP Kings Royal Modified Sedans, along with Street Stocks and Production Sedans. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students (with ID) and aged or disability pensioners and $65 for a family of two adults and up to three students (children 12 and under are free). Three day passes are also available at discounted rates, and there'll be canteen facilities operating onsite and camping available, too. The full event program can be downloaded here (1.3Mb PDF)

Australia Day Breakfast - Blackbutt
The Blackbutt Avocado Festival committee, the Blackbutt Benarkin Heritage and Tourism Association, Blackbutt Benarkin Aged Care and the Taromeo Rural Fire Brigade will be jointly hosting the Timbertowns' Australia Day celebrations at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall in Bowman Road from 8:00am to around 11:00am this morning. Activities will kick off with a free sausage sizzle followed by a range of free family activities including a jumping castle, best dressed hat competition, gumboot tossing and rolling pin throwing and avocado rolling competitions for heaps of prizes, plus live music. Everyone is welcome!

Australia Day At Maidenwell
Maidenwell's historic Maidenwell Hotel will be celebrating Australia Day with their popular monthly Pig On A Spit evening from 6:00pm until late tonight (dinner is served from 6:00pm to 8:00pm). There'll be live entertainment and lots of cold beer, along with more pork than you can poke a fork at, all served up with with roast potatoes, pumpkin, corn, peas, carrots, applesauce and gravy for $17 per plate! There'll also be roast beef and spit roasted chicken on the menu for those who prefer a non-pork option, plus a vegetarian option (ie vegies only). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the pub on (07) 4164-6133. PS: For those who want to come earlier, there'll also be a City v Country cricket match kicking off at 12:00 noon with sign-ups around 11:30am.

Kings Royal Fan Appreciation Day
The South Burnett Speedway Club will be holding a Fan Appreciation Day at the Cheers Triangle end of the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to 12:00 noon this morning as part of its 3-day Kings Royal race meeting (see entry further below). This free event will give speedway fans the opportunity to meet the drivers competing in this year's Kings Royal, get autographs and see their cars up close. There'll also be a jumping castle, giveaways, a sausage sizzle, Kings Royal merchandise on sale and more, plus a live broadcast by CROW-FM 90.7 between 9:00am and 11:00am.

Australia Day At Murgon Pool
Murgon's Jubilee swimming pool in Gore Street, Murgon will be celebrating Australia Day between 12:00 noon and 5:00pm with lots of fun swimming activities including water volleyball and Red Rocket blasts. Floaties are welcome, too, and the $5 admission covers all activities.

Australia Day Breakfast - Wondai
A free Australia Day Community Breakfast will be held at the Wondai Town Hall in Mackenzie Street, Wondai from 7:00am to 9:00am this morning. Apart from a great brekkie prepared by the Wondai Lions Club there'll also be live entertainment from the Wondai Town & District Band, an Australia Day Affirmation Ceremony and a Flag Raising Ceremony.

Australia Day Morning Tea - Nanango
Historic Ringsfield House at 45 Alfred Street, Nanango will be open from 8:00am this morning and it will be offering tea, coffee and scones in its air-conditioned cafe overlooking Ringsfield's beautiful gardens for a truly dinki-di Australia Day morning tea experience. Bookings aren't necessary, but if you're bringing a large group you can ensure your seating by phoning (07) 4163-3345.

Australia Day Afternoon Tea - Proston
The Proston Scouts will be hosting a free Australia Day afternoon tea with tea, coffee, damper and lamingtons at the troop's den in Rodney Street, Proston from 2:30pm to around 4:00pm today. Cold drinks will be on sale, too, and there'll also be a family friendly cricket game as well as a sign on day for Scouts membership. Everyone is welcome.

Australia Day At The Royal
The Royal Hotel at the corner of Lamb and Gore Streets, Murgon will be celebrating Australia Day with toad races, a pie eating competition and live music from Clowry Kennell. More details from the pub on (07) 4168-1799.

Australia Day At Boondooma Homestead
Historic Boondooma Homestead on the Durong-Mundubbera Road at Boondooma will be hosting an evening celebration from 5:00pm today. Activities will kick off with a flag-raising ceremony and this will be followed by a BBQ dinner. A bus will be running from Murgon on the day (picking up at Wondai, Hivesville and Proston) but you'll need to pre-book a seat by phoning the Proston Country Bus Service on (07) 4168-9296, who'll advise you of the timetable.

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 the Gallery on (07) 4168-5926 or by emailing them

Australia Day At The Cooyar Hotel
The Cooyar Hotel on the New England Highway at Cooyar will be celebrating Australia Day with an afternoon of fun activities kicking off at 4:00pm. The get-together will feature thong throwing competitions, a tug-o-war, yabby and cane toad races (with a calcutta on each race), live entertainment and a jumping castle for kids. An evening meal will also be available. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4692-6185

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.

South Burnett Speedway - Kingaroy
The second day of the three-day Kings Royal, the biggest annual event on the South Burnett Speedway calendar, will be held at Kingaroy Showgrounds tonight. Racing will get underway at 5:00pm and this year more than 78 drivers - including 12 former national champions - have nominated. Tonight's program will feature the second round of the IBRP Kings Royal Modified Sedans, plus Junior Sedans. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students (with ID) and aged or disability pensioners and $65 for a family of two adults and up to three students (children 12 and under are free). Three day passes are also available at discounted rates, and there'll be canteen facilities operating onsite and camping available, too. The full event program can be downloaded here (1.3Mb PDF)

Australia Day At The Royal
The Royal Hotel in Toomey Street, Yarraman will be celebrating Australia Day with a dinki-di BBQ lunch from 12:00 noon today, along with a jam-packed program of live entertainment all afternoon featuring a Best Mullet competition, horseshoe tossing, gumboot tossing, a lamington eating contest and fire twirling. There'll also be a jumping castle and face painting to keep children happily amused, plus a prize for the best Australian outfit. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children aged 6-12 (5 and under are free). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the Royal on (07) 4163-8219.

Australia Day Swimming Carnival - Kingaroy
Kingaroy Swimming Pool will be closed all day today because it will be hosting the annual Kingaroy Swimming Carnival, but spectators are welcome to come along and watch if they wish. The meet starts at 8:30am and will conclude between 2:00pm and 4:00pm, depending on how many competitors who take part. The pool will be celebrating Australia Day tomorrow with a Family Fun Day and outdoor movie night (see entry that day for more details).

Australia Day At The Palace
The Palace Hotel at 77 Drayton Street, Nanango will be celebrating Australia Day with an evening of live music from 5:00pm until late tonight, featuring Alex The Frenchman and Rowan Edwards (pictured at right). There'll also be some fun fundraising activities to help build an inclusive playground at Nanango's Butter Factory Park. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. More details? Phone Beau or Nathan at the pub on (07) 4163-1287.

Prawn On The Lawn At Dusty Hill
SOLD OUT: Dusty Hill at Waterview Drive in Moffatdale will be celebrating Australia Day with Prawn On The Lawn from 4:00pm until midnight tonight. Dusty Hill close for picking and vintage every February, and Australia Day will be its last trading day until February 28. Prawn On The Lawn will feature fresh King Prawns from Stradbroke Island, live music from several bands and an all-you-can-eat buffet of King Prawns, sauces, Goomeri Bakery breads, canapes and sliders from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Tickets - which include free overnight camping - are $84.40 per head and can be booked online through EventBrite

Australia Day Community Breakfast - Hivesville
Hivesville will be celebrating Australia Day with a community BBQ breakfast at Anzac Park (opposite the Hivesville Hotel). The breakfast is being hosted by the Hivesville Progress Association and will get underway around 7:00am.

Australia Day Family Fun Day - Cloyna
Murgon Lions Club, in conjunction with the Cloyna Rural Fire Brigade and Cloyna Hall Committee, are hosting a Family Fun Day from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Cloyna Hall on Cloyna West Road. There’ll be games for all ages, including gumboot throwing, egg and spoon, potato sack and three-legged races. A sausage sizzle and cold drinks will be available, too.

Australia Day Lunch - Kingaroy
Kingsley Grove Estate winery at Stuart Valley Drive south-west of Kingaroy will be hosting an Australia Day Lunch with two sittings today: one from 11:00am to 1:45pm, and a second sitting from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Each sitting will offer guests a cheese plate to start, followed by a selection of woodfired pizzas and salads (including a garlic prawn pizza) and rounded off with a dessert of pavlova, fresh cream and fruit. Tickets are $30 per head for adults and $10 per head for children aged 5-15. Bookings are essential, and you can make one by phoning Jo on 0414-230-128.

Australia Day Dinner - Blackbutt
The Bunya Nut Cafe in Coulson Street, Blackbutt will be hosting an Australia Day Dinner from 5:00pm to around 8:00pm tonight in the Scrubby Creek Bistro. For $18 per head, guests can chow down on a dinki-di two course dinner of roast lamb and vegies followed by pavlova while they enjoy live entertainment from guitarist Jonathan Hayden. Places are limited, though, so a booking is advisable: (07) 4163-0375

Barambah Bowhunters - Nanango
The Barambah Bowhunters and Field Archers Association will be hosting the first day of their two-day D Branch Interclub at their range off the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango, kicking off at 8:00am today. Spectators who enjoy watching archery competitions are welcome to attend.

Australia Day At The Dairy Museum - Murgon
Murgon will be celebrating Australia Day with a community breakfast and family fun morning at the Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum in Gesslers Road, Murgon. The BBQ breakfast will be held from 7:00am to 8:00am, and this will be followed by a recognition of Murgon's Australia Day Award winners at 8:30am, then by live musical entertainment, a Flag Raising Ceremony and a great morning tea to round things out. Everyone is welcome! More details? Contact the Museum on (07) 4169-5001.

Australia Day At Kingas
The Kingaroy Hotel-Motel at the corner of Haly and Youngman Streets in Kingaroy will be celebrating Australia Day with a free sausage sizzle from 1:00pm, accompanied by live music from Tyson (1:00pm to 6:00pm) and followed by DJ Ty from 9:00pm until late. There'll also be blow-up pools on the hotel's front deck, so bring your swimmers if it's hot. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4162-1677.

Australia Day Breakfast - Nanango
The South Burnett Regional Council, the Nanango Tourism and Development Association and the Nanango Show Society will be jointly hosting a free Australia Day Community Breakfast at the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street from 7:00am this morning, followed by a morning of entertainment and treats for kids. A flag raising ceremony and the presentation of Australia Day award winners from the Nanango area will be held at around 9:00am and there will also be bush poets, the traditional dog high jumps, a tug-o-war, an Aussie singalong with Jeff Hancox and a great morning tea of damper and golden syrup at around 10:30am, followed by watermelon until noon. Coffee, tea and cold drinks will be available all morning, too, and everyone is welcome!

Australia Day Celebrations - Kingaroy
Kingaroy's Australia's Day celebrations will be held at the Town Common Hall in Oliver Bond Street this morning, kicking off with a free community breakfast at 7:00am. This will be followed with a range of family fun activities including face painting and a jumping castle for children; bush poetry; and a Cooee Competition. At 9:00am, a Flag Raising Ceremony will be performed by the 125 Army Cadet unit, and this will be followed by a citizenship ceremony, an affirmation and the National Anthem along with performances from Sue Dowideit-Reiger, The KSHS Choir and Grant Jeppersen and friends. South Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt will be this year's special guest speaker and he will introduce this year's Australia Day Award winners from the Kingaroy area. The morning will then round out with the traditional pie and lamington-eating competitions at 9:45am, followed by a raffle draw and cane toad races. Everyone is welcome!

Australia Day
Today is Australia Day, a national public holiday. Australia Day marks the date in 1788 when Captain Arthur Philip raised the British flag at Port Jackson near the present-day site of Sydney and became Governor of the new British colony of New South Wales. Australia Day used to be called Foundation Day until the name was changed in 1946, but since then it's grown to become one of our key national celebrations. It's also traditionally the day when our nation hands out Australia Day Awards to outstanding citizens who've made significant contributions to the country and/or their communities. Here's your guide to what's happening around our region today:

Australia Day At The Carrollee
The Carrollee Hotel in King Street, Kingaroy will be celebrating Australia Day with popular South Burnett duo Tucker & Chop performing all your favourite Aussie hits in the beer garden from 12:00 noon until late. There'll also be meat pie, Vegemite and Chiko Roll eating competitions during the afternoon, with prizes to be won. Everyone is welcome! More details from the pub on (07) 4163-6599

Australia Day At The Com.Pub
The Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets, Kingaroy will be celebrating Australia Day with acoustic jams from 7:30pm, to 9:00pm this evening, followed by DJs iLLp, Direx and Schoolboy XP jamming it up until close. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.

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

Australia Day Afternoon At Nanango RSL
Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango will be celebrating Australia Day from 12:00 noon onwards with an all-Aussie fun afternoon featuring Aussie meals, games with prizes, raffles and live entertainment. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. More details from the RSL on (07) 4163-1375.

Start The Year Right Hack Day - Nanango
The South Burnett Equestrian Group will be running a Start The Year Right Hack Day with Led and Harness classes at the Nanango Showghrounds in Cairns Street, Nanango from 9:00am to around 3:00pm today. There'll bed 5 Led classes, 12 Rider classes and 6 Harness classes on offer, and entry is just $2 per class (spectators are free). Snacks will also be available for purchasse on site, and new riders are particularly welcome. More details? Phone Carly on 0427-632-732

Timbertown Woodworkers - Blackbutt
The Timbertown Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Sunday morning meeting at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 8:30am until around 12:00 noon today. New members who are interested in learning woodwork are always welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Marcia on (07) 4170-0389

South Burnett Orchid Society
The South Burnett Orchid Society will be holding their regular monthly meeting at CTC's rooms at the South Burnett Youth Park in Somerset Street, Kingaroy from 2:00pm to around 3:30pm this afternoon. The Society exists for orchid enthusiasts of all skill levels and meets on the last Sunday of every month except December. New members and visitors are always very welcome. More details? Phone Beryl on (07) 4168-1695 (ahrs), Gary on (07) 4162-8404 (ahrs) or Linda on 0429-634-637

Hivesville Country Markets
The Hivesville Country Markets will be held at the Hivesville Sports Grounds from 7:00am to around 1:00pm today. These family friendly monthly markets are held on the 4th Sunday of every month and feature a variety of stalls including fresh local farm produce, plants, crafts and lots of food. There'll also be mini auctions running throughout the morning and there's plenty of free parking in the grounds. New stallholders are very welcome too, and you can obtain more details by phoning Trish on 0459-493-511.

Barambah Bowhunters - Nanango
The Barambah Bowhunters and Field Archers Association will be hosting the final day of their two-day D Branch Interclub at their range off the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango, kicking off at 8:00am and concluding at around 3:00pm this afternoon. Spectators who enjoy watching archery competitions are welcome to attend.

Sunday Bingo - Wondai
Bingo games will be held at the Wondai RSL in Mackenzie Street, Wondai this afternoon, with eyes down from 1:30pm. There will be 3 jackpots and 15 games on offer, and the kitchen will be open for light meals. Proceeds will go to help Wondai RSL veterans. More details? Phone (07) 4168-5297.

South Burnett Speedway - Kingaroy
The third day of the three-day Kings Royal, the biggest annual event on the South Burnett Speedway calendar, will be held at Kingaroy Showgrounds tonight. Racing will get underway at 5:00pm and this year more than 78 drivers - including 12 former national champions - have nominated. Tonight's program will feature the finals of the IBRP Kings Royal Modified Sedans, along with a womens-only Queens Royal event for Production Sedans & Street Stocks combined, followed by fireworks. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students (with ID) and aged or disability pensioners and $65 for a family of two adults and up to three students (children 12 and under are free). Three day passes are also available at discounted rates, and there'll be canteen facilities operating onsite and camping available, too. The full event program can be downloaded here (1.3Mb PDF)

Outdoor Movie Night - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Swimming Pool at the corner of William and Alford Streets, Kingaroy will be holding an Outdoor Movie Night at 6:30pm this evening, screening the family-friendly Australian movie Paper Planes. Admission is $12 and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone the pool on (07) 4162-1863.

Family Fun Day - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Swimming Pool at the corner of William and Alford Streets, Kingaroy will be holding a Family Fun Day from 10:00am to 5:00pm today, followed by an outdoor movie night (see entry below). Apart from general swimming (normal entry fees apply), the pool will also be bringing in a giant inflatable red rocket at 11:00am - a great hit with children of all ages that they can try to ride for an extra $10. There'll also be a sausage sizzle available from 11:00am as well. More details? Phone the pool on (07) 4162-1863.

Pink Stumps Cricket Morning - Hivesville
A special Pink Stumps Cricket Morning will be held at the Hivesville Sports Grounds from 9:00am to around 12:00 noon this morning in conjunction with the Hivesville Markets (see entry further above) to help raise funds for the McGrath Foundation, which places McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia and helps increase breast cancer awareness in young Australian women. The morning will be using a tennis ball (rather than a cricket ball) and there'll be two teams - one captained by Cr Kathy Duff, and the other by Garin Muirhead from the Coverty Creek Community Development and Social Club. The morning aims to raise $250 for the Foundation and there'll be a coin toss at 8:50am to determine which side starts off batting and bowling, so get there early. Everyone is welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Garin on (07) 4168-9574 or on Facebook.

Monday Night Line Dancing
Line dancing classes will be held at the Proston Community Hall in Rodney Street, Proston tonight. A beginners class will run at 5:00pm and an advanced class at 6:30pm. Class fees are $5 per head and everyone is welcome!

Monday Evening Bingo - Blackbutt
Bingo games will be held at Nukku Nook at the head of the Blackbutt Rail Trail in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 7:00pm this evening (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 Noeleen on (07) 4163-0413 or send her an email.

Murgon SES Training Night
The Murgon SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the SES Building in Gore Street, Murgon from 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight. Anyone from the Murgon district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along.

Kumbia Quilt & Craft Group
The Kumbia Quilt & Craft Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the Kumbia QCWA Rooms in Bell Street at 7:30pm. New members are always welcome. More details? Phone Heather on (07) 4164-4258 or Val on 0437-152-713.

Cooinda Craft Group - Kingaroy
The Cooinda Craft Group will be holding its regular Monday morning meeting at the Town Common Hall in Oliver Bond Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to 1:30pm today. Members of the group pursue a variety of crafts and newcomers are always welcome.

Kingaroy SES Training Night
The Kingaroy SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the Kingaroy SES headquarters in Glendon Street, Kingaroy (next to Kingaroy X-Ray) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. New members are always very welcome. More details? Phone 0428-741-274

Kingaroy Touch Association 2019 Sign-On
The Kingaroy Touch Association will be holding its 2019 sign-on at T.J. O'Neill Oval in Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 4:30pm this afternoon. New players are very welcome.

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Wednesdays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

Australia Day Public Holiday
Today is the Australia Day public holiday - given because Australia Day fell on Saturday this year - and most South Burnett businesses will either be closed or operating on restricted hours.

Yarraman Indoor Bowls
The Yarraman Indoor Bowls Club will be holding their regular Tuesday morning meeting at the Lutheran Church Hall in McDaniel Street, Yarraman at 9:30am this morning. New members are always welcome.

Back To School
The first term of the 2019 school year begins today and all school-age children attending State schools are required to return to class this morning. Term 1 will conclude on Friday, April 5 with an eighteen day Easter break. Motorists should take note that reduced speed limits around school grounds also begin to apply from today and you can face a steep fine for exceeding them - so drive slowly.

Kingaroy Croquet Club
The Kingaroy Croquet Club will be playing croquet games at the rear of the Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman Street, Kingaroy 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.

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. New members are very welcome. More details? Call Judy on (07) 4170-0880.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Nanango
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Nanango every Tuesday from 5:30pm at the Catholic Church Hall in Alfred Street (next to St Patrick's school). For more information, phone 0427-289-990.

Tuesday Social Bowls - Nanango
The Nanango Bowls Club in Henry Street, Nanango will be holding social lawn bowls games from 12:30pm this afternoon. Dress standard is mufti and new players are very welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-3363

Nanango Scout Group
The Nanango Scout Club - which meets every Tuesday night during school terms - will be holding its regular weekly meeting at the Scout Den at 40 Henry Street, Nanango (just next to the police station) from 5:30pm to around 7:00pm tonight. The group currently has three sections in operation: Joeys (for children aged 6 to 8 years); Cubs (8-11 years); and Scouts (11-15 years). New members are always very welcome, and so are new leaders and youth members for all sections. More details? Phone Shirley Masnata on (07) 4163-7455 or send her an email.

Morning Card Games - Yarraman
Heritage House at 26 Millar Street in Yarraman will be hosting its weekly Tuesday morning 500 card games from 10:00am to around 1:00pm today, followed by a light lunch. Playing fees - which include lunch and a lucky door prize ticket - are just $5. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Heritage House on (07) 4163-8111.

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 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.

Blackbutt Country Crafters
The Blackbutt Country Crafters will be holding their regular Tuesday morning meeting at the Uniting Church Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 9:30am to 2:00pm today. The group caters for people interested in crafts and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone June on (07) 4170-0054 or Roslyn on (07) 4163-0682

Tuesday Night Trivia
Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy will be holding its regular Tuesday Night Trivia games this evening. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play starts at 7:00pm. Registration is just $2 and play is in teams of six. More details from the RSL: (07) 4162-1755.

Tuesday Night Indoor Bowls - Wondai
The Wondai Indoor Bowls Club will be holding its regular Tuesday meeting at the Wondai Town Hall in Mackenzie Street, Wondai at 7:30pm this evening. Three games of 12 ends are played, lasting up to three hours, and playing fees are $3. New members are always welcome and you can find out more details by phoning secretary Christine Rasmussen at Wondai on (07) 4169-0995, Maryanne Pearce at Tingoora on (07) 4169 0776, or Faye Holding at Goomeri on (07) 4168 4494.

South Burnett Chorale
The South Burnett Chorale will be holding their regular Tuesday practice night at the Church of Christ Hall at the corner of Haly and Burnett Streets in Kingaroy from 7:00pm to 9:00pm this evening. The Chorale meet every Tuesday night during school terms, and new members are always very welcome! More details? Phone Margie on 0424-924-632.

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.

Wednesday Morning Bridge
The Kingaroy Bridge Club will be holding their regular Wednesday morning bridge games at the pavilion nearest to town inside the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street from 9:00am to 1:00pm today. New and visiting players are most welcome (training is available for new players too, if needed) and the $5 meeting fee includes morning tea. More details? Phone Helen on (07) 4162-2128

Wednesday Ladies Bowls - Yarraman
The Yarraman Bowls Club in Margaret Street, Yarraman will be holding their weekly Ladies Bowls games from 9:00am this morning. New players are always welcome. More details from the club: (07) 4163-8269

Wednesday Night Poker
Wednesday night poker games will be played at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy tonight. Registrations start at 6:30pm and play begins at 7:00pm. All games are free to play and there are prizes for first, second and third. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755

Goomeri SES Meeting
The Goomeri SES will be holding their regular Wednesday night training session at the SES Building in Dickinson Park, Goomeri from 6:30pm to around 8:30pm tonight. Anyone from the Goomeri district who's interested in joining the SES (or simply finding out more about what's involved) is very welcome to come along. More details? Phone Group Leader Steve Kay on 0429-836-572 or Ray on (07) 4168-4150.

Wednesday Night Dance Class
Dance classes will be held at Inverlaw Hall in Inverlaw from 7:30pm tonight. The classes are a great way to learn ballroom dancing classics like the Quick Step, Jazz Waltz, Swing Waltz, Evening Three Step and many more, and class fees are just $4. More details? Phone David on 0459-228-882.

Council Supplier Evening - Kingaroy
South Burnett Regional Council will be holding a “Local Buy Contract Supplier” evening for roadworks and civil construction contractors at the Kingaroy Town Hall Reception Room from 5:00pm to 7:00pm tonight. You can read more about it on our website.

Rising Stars Playgroup - Yarraman
The Yarraman Rising Stars Playgroup will be meeting at the Yarraman P9 State School Meeting Room between 8:45am and 10:30am this morning. Children involved in the playgroup will get to enjoy a morning of indoor and outdoor play and fun; develop pre-reading and pre-writing skills; form strong relationships with other children; and transition to school more smoothly. If you're bringing your child along, you should also bring along morning tea, a water bottle, a hat, closwed-in shoes suitable for climbing and old clothes (sunscreen will be provided). The playgroup meets every Wednesday during school terms. More details? Phone the school on (07) 4173-7333

Nanango Men's Shed
The Nanango Men's Shed at the corner of Mt Stanley Road and Heathermore Lane, Nanango will be open from 8:30am to 12:30pm today (and also on Mondays). New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Ben on 0491-102-087

Murgon Rotary Club
The Murgon Rotary Club will be holding their regular Wednesday evening dinner meeting at the Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon from 6:30pm onwards tonight (meeting starts at 7:00pm). New members are always welcome! More details? Phone (07) 4168-1180.

Kingaroy Ukesters
The Kingaroy Ukesters ukulele group will be holding their weekly meeting in The Hub Room of Kingaroy's Orana Aged Care Facility from 1:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon. The group meets every Wednesday for a group play and sing-along session, and members range from raw beginners to experts. New members are always very welcome, and fun tuition for the world's easiest to play instrument is always available. More details? Phone Dorothy on 0419-778-015 or Neil on 0400-478-378.

Business Breakfast - Nanango
Business South Burnett will be holding a breakfast for South Burnett business owners at Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango from 6:30am to 9:00am this morning. The event will be compered by Matt Collins, who'll interview Ken Mills (Ken Mills Toyota), Mick and Amanda Astill (Astill's Electrical) and Lindsay and Teresa Francis (Easy 8 Orchard) about ways to improve customer service and business tips in general. The cost of the breakfast is $20 and a raffle will also be held to help raise funds for Nanango's inclusive playground. Everyone is welcome, and bookings can be made by phoning (07) 4163-1375.

Connections Craft Group - Kingaroy
The Connections Craft Group will be holding its weekly meeting at The Biscuit Tin behind St Mary's Church at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 12:00 noon to around 2:00pm this afternoon. Members can bring their own craft project, or join in an activity the group is doing. Everyone is welcome and morning tea is provided for a gold coin donation. More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Aussie Bingo - Murgon
Bingo games will be played at the Australian Hotel in Lamb Street, Murgon this morning, with eyes down at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome.

Indoor Bowls & Cards Day
The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club will be hosting indoor bowls and cards (500) competitions at its centre on the corner of Avoca and Kingaroy Streets, Kingaroy between 9:00am and 4:00pm today. Indoor bowls competitions commence at 9:00am and cards at around 1:00pm, and the $2 admission includes a cup of tea. Everyone is welcome. For more details phone (07) 4163-6191.

Timbertowns Woodworkers - Blackbutt
The Timbertowns Woodworkers group will be holding their regular Wednesday morning meeting at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road, Blackbutt from 8:30am until around 12:00 noon today. New members who are interested in learning woodwork are always welcome and you can obtain more details by phoning Marcia on (07) 4170-0389

Nanango Country Quilters & Crafts
The Nanango Country Quilters And Crafts group meet every Wednesday at the Nanango Cultural Centre in George Street, Nanango between 9:00am to 2:00pm. Members can get to pursue a wide variety of crafts at these informal gatherings and the $3 meeting fee includes morning tea (but BYO cup and lunch). There's also usually a raffle as well. New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Tricia on (07) 4171-0124.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Proston
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Proston every Wednesday from 6:00pm at the old railway station at Railway Park in Rodney Street. For more information, phone 0427-137-140.

Old Time Dancing Classes
Old Time Dancing will be held at the South Burnett PCYC in Macalister Street, Murgon at 1:00pm to 3:00pm this afternoon. The class caters to all levels from beginners to advanced, all in a fun and social atmosphere lead by a qualified dance instructor. Class fees - which include tea and coffee - are just $4 if you're dancing, or $2 if you're watching. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889 or send them an email.

Tai Chi Classes - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Arthritis & Osteoporosis Support Group will be running Tai Chi classes at the Uniting Church Hall in Alford Street, Kingaroy this morning. An intermediate class will run from 9:00am to 10:00am, followed by a beginners class from 10:15am to 11:15am. The classes aim to help relieve pain and improve quality of life, relieve stress, sharpen concentration, and improve balance, posture and mobility. Class fees are $3 for each attendance plus a $20 fee to Arthritis Queensland for insurance. Everyone is welcome. More details? Phone June 0419-026-760, Jan 0434-891-600 or Antonia 0431-149-816 (Note: these classes run every week during school terms except for public holidays).

Taras Hall Bingo - Nanango
Bingo games will be held at Taras Hall immediately next to Nanango RSL in Henry Street, Nanango at 9:00am this morning (doors open at 9:00am; eyes down at 10:00am sharp). Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4163-1375.

Social Golf - Blackbutt
The Blackbutt Golf Club at 51 Langton Road, Blackbutt will be running their weekly Sporters's Club game at 3:00pm this afternoon. This is a 6 hole event and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a fun game of golf, as well as the chance to win a chook, golf balls or tees. Green fees are $5:00 for adults and $1:00 for children. More details? Phone the golf club on (07) 4163-0180.

St Joseph's Bingo - Murgon
St Joseph's Parish Hall in Angel Avenue, Murgon will be hosting bingo games from 7:30pm this evening. There'll be $1000 in prizes on offer as well as a canteen and lucky bingo tickets. Proceeds will go to aid St Joseph's school and community works.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Kingaroy
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. A.A. isn't allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. AA meets in Kingaroy every Thursday from 7:30pm at the "Biscuit Tin", behind St Mary's Church Hall, 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy. For more information, phone (07) 4162-5747.

Kingaroy Community Kitchen
The Kingaroy Community Kitchen will be holding its regular Thursday morning meeting at St Mary's Hall at 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy from 9:30am to around 1:00pm today. Community Kitchen members learn how to cook a variety of budget conscious home-cooked meals, then sit down together for a communal lunch afterwards to enjoy the results for the cost of a gold coin donation. New members are always welcome! More details? Phone Centacare Community Connections on (07) 4162-5439.

Tai Chi Class - Kumbia
Kumbia's weekly Tai Chi class will be held in the lunch room at the Kumbia Sports Ground from 8:30am to 9:30am this morning. The class is for beginners and new members are always welcome.