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South Burnett Daily Calendar Listings for January 2020

New Year's Day Seafood Platter Lunch - Wondai
Dimities Cottage at 49 Haly Street, Wondai will be holding an all-you-can-eat New Year's Day Seafood Platter Lunch from noon to 2:00pm today. The $35 per head lunch will feature a great assortment of freshly-caught seafoods straight from the coast, along with non-seafood options for those who prefer them, plus desserts, tea, coffee and soft drinks (guests are also welcome to BYO). However, places are limited so a booking is absolutely essential. You can make one by phoning Chef Graham on (07) 4168-5744.

Yarraman New Year's Day Festival
Yarraman will be ringing in the New Year with a four-hour News Years Day Festival at the Errol Munt 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 $10 for 5 rides or $20 for an unlimited rides armband). Fire-fighting superhero Blazer The Bear will be putting in an appearance at 6:00pm too. The Festival is run by the Yarraman Progress Association and co-sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council. Everyone is welcome and admission is free!

New Years 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.

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. AA 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.

Narcotics Anonymous - Wondai
The South Burnett branch of Narcotics Anonymous will be holding its weekly meeting at Wondai from 8:00pm to around 9:00pm this evening. The group provides support for anyone experiencing problems with drugs of any kind (including prescription medicines) and meetings are free. More details? Phone 0400-600-514.

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.

Tom Curtain In Concert - Kumbia
Multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire Tom Curtain will be bringing his Katherine Outback Experience Tour to the Kumbia race course at 8902 Bunya Highway, Kumbia from 6:00pm to 8:30pm this evening (gates open at 5:30pm). The show will feature a one-hour KOE Show with horses and dogs, followed by a 30 minute intermission with live music from special guests, and then an hour of live music by Tom and guests, featuring both old favourites and new numbers from his recently released 4th album. A cash bar and food will also be available onsite, but BYO is not permitted. Tickets are $30 for adults or $15 for students aged 5-17 (under-5s are free) if booked online in advance, or $40 and $25 if purchased at the gate tonight.

Friday 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) 4163-5574.

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.

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 parkrun.com.au and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event (search for "Ros Gregor Trail" to find the group - but if you can't find it, just register and bring along the barcode).

Dance - Inverlaw Hall
A dance will be held at Inverlaw Hall on the Burrandowan Road (roughly 20km from Kingaroy) from 8:00pm until late this evening. Music will be supplied by Shades Of Country and there'll be the usual great supper and novelties, along with a Lucky Door draw. Admission fees are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for high school students and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone June on (07) 4162-1195 or David on 0459-228-882.

Annual Bell Race Day
The Bell Race Club will be holding its annual Race Day at the Bell racecourse at 404 Maxwell Street, Bell from 10:00am this morning until late tonight. Due to very dry conditions at the track, the usual five races at this meeting were cancelled by Racing Queensland on Wednesday this week, but the day will be going ahead as usual with phantom races instead. Other features of the Race Day such as a Fashions Of The Field competition, entertainment for children, a licensed bar and food outlets will all be running, along with great post-race entertainment in the evening. Entry fees are $10 per head (or $20 for a family pass) and everyone is welcome!

Wondai Parkrun
The Wondai parkrun group will be holding their weekly 5km timed run at Coronation Park in Wondai at 7:00am this morning. Runners follow a course along the South Burnett Rail Trail and the parkrun group is free to join. All you need to do is register (once) online at parkrun.com.au and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event. More details? Send an email.

Robert Early - Kingaroy
Entertainer Robert Early will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:00pm to around 11:00pm tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.

Kumbia Museum
The Kumbia and District Historical Society's museum, located in the Federation Heritage Centre behind Kumbia Hall in Bell Street, will be open from 1:30pm to 3:30pm this afternoon. The museum contains an excellent photographic display of local history and is well worth a visit. More details? Phone Josie on (07) 4164-4384 or Gayle on (07) 4164-4175.

Kingaroy Twilight Crafts Night
The Kingaroy QCWA Twilight Branch will be holding their first Tuesday of the month craft night at the QCWA Rooms next to Kingaroy RSL in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy from 6:00pm to around 8:00pm. The Twilight Branch is a special branch of the QCWA designed for working women and busy mums. It meets in the evenings and is separate from the traditional Kingaroy branch (which meets during the day). The Twilight Branch is open to all women who'd like to take part in QCWA activities and guests should bring along a plate for a shared supper. New members are always very welcome! More details? Phone Lois on 0407-965-094.

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) 4163-5574.

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.

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. AA 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.

Wednesday Night Dance Classes
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.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous - Wondai
The South Burnett branch of Narcotics Anonymous will be holding its weekly meeting at Wondai from 8:00pm to around 9:00pm this evening. The group provides support for anyone experiencing problems with drugs of any kind (including prescription medicines) and meetings are free. More details? Phone 0400-600-514.

Friday 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) 4163-5574.

Kingaroy QCWA Meeting
The Kingaroy branch of the QCWA will be holding their regular second Friday of the month meeting at the QCWA Rooms in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (just next to Kingaroy RSL) from 9:30am to around 12:00 noon this morning. The day will kick off with coffee and chats - the meeting itself starts at 10:00am - and visitors and potential new members are always very welcome. More details? Phone Lois on 0407-965-094.

Fiddle Me Please - Kingaroy
Popular entertainers Fiddle Me Please will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:00pm to around 11:00pm tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.

Dance - Booie Hall
A dance will be held at Booie Hall at 1226 Booie Road, Booie from 8:00pm until late tonight. Old Time dance music will be supplied by Mark's Music and there'll be a great supper, novelties and a lucky door prize, too. Admission is $10 for adults, or $5 for high school students and non-dancers. Everyone is welcome - especially younger people - and you can find out more by phoning Valda on (07) 4163-5104 or 0459-122-753.

Kumbia Museum
The Kumbia and District Historical Society's museum, located in the Federation Heritage Centre behind Kumbia Hall in Bell Street, will be open from 1:30pm to 3:30pm this afternoon. The museum contains an excellent photographic display of local history and is well worth a visit. More details? Phone Josie on (07) 4164-4384 or Gayle on (07) 4164-4175.

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.

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.

Coffee & Crafts Morning - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy QCWA will be holding a Coffee & Crafts Morning at their rooms at 122 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (just next to the RSL) from 9:30am to around noon today. Ladies are welcome to bring along their crafts, something to share for morning tea and a gold coin donation for charity, and enjoy a relaxed get-together over tea and coffee. Some months new crafts are taught as well. Coffee & Chart mornings are held on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays and all women are welcome. More details? Phone Lois on 0407-965-094.

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) 4163-5574.

Wednesday Night Dance Classes
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.

Kingaroy Carers Group
The Kingaroy Carers Group will be holding their regular third Wednesday of the month meeting at the Kingaroy RSL's Function Room in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 10:30am to 12:30pm this morning. The group is open to anyone who acts as a carer. It's designed to provide a social and networking outlet for carers, who often find themselves isolated by their role. The group provides coffee, cake, companionship, support and information and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone the Care for Carers team on (07) 4150 1900 or email them.

Kingaroy QCWA Twilight Branch
The Kingaroy QCWA Twilight Branch will be holding their third Wednesday of the month meeting at the QCWA Rooms next to Kingaroy RSL in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy from 6:00pm to around 8:00pm tonight. The Twilight Branch is a special branch of the QCWA designed for working women and busy mums. It meets in the evenings and is separate from the traditional Kingaroy branch (which meets during the day). The Twilight Branch is open to all women who'd like to take part in QCWA activities and/or find out more about this highly respected community organisation. New members are always very welcome! More details? Phone Lois on 0407-965-094.

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. AA 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.

Narcotics Anonymous - Wondai
The South Burnett branch of Narcotics Anonymous will be holding its weekly meeting at Wondai from 8:00pm to around 9:00pm this evening. The group provides support for anyone experiencing problems with drugs of any kind (including prescription medicines) and meetings are free. More details? Phone 0400-600-514.

Blackbutt Agricultural Society
The Blackbutt Agricultural Society will be holding their third Thursday of the month meeting at the main pavilion inside the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Bowman Road at 7:00pm this evening. All interested people are welcome to attend.

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.

Friday 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) 4163-5574.

Friendship Markets - Kingaroy
The third Saturday of the month Friendship Markets will be held at the River Road end of the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 7:00am to around 12:00pm today. The markets are jointly run by the Spicer family and Kingaroy Show Society and feature a great range of arts, crafts, fruit and garden stalls, plus unusual bric-a-brac. New stallholders are always very welcome! More details? Phone 0456-999-928.

Blackbutt-Kilcoy RLFC Reunion
A reunion of 1973's A Grade Premiers from the Blackbutt-Kilcoy rugby league football team (and their fans) will be held at the Radnor Hotel at the corner of Coulson and Hart Streets, Blackbutt from 11:30am today, along with a BBQ lunch. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Glen on 0408-630-354 (Blackbutt) or Todd on 0428-971-270 (Kilcoy).

Kaffene - Kingaroy
Entertainers Kaffene will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:00pm to around 11:00pm tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.

CPR Awareness - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Local Ambulance Committee will be holding hands-on training outside SupaIGA in Avoca Street, Kingaroy, from 9:00am to 2:00pm today. The aim is to raise confidence in the community about the use of AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) and basic CPR. Cost is free.

Kumbia Museum
The Kumbia and District Historical Society's museum, located in the Federation Heritage Centre behind Kumbia Hall in Bell Street, will be open from 1:30pm to 3:30pm this afternoon. The museum contains an excellent photographic display of local history and is well worth a visit. More details? Phone Josie on (07) 4164-4384 or Gayle on (07) 4164-4175.

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 wide variety of crafts and newcomers are always welcome - just BYO favourite craft or come along and learn a new one with other members. Morning tea is supplied as well. More details? Phone Lois on 0408-492-643

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

Kingaroy SES Training Night
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. SES members provide community assistance during floods, bushfires and other emergencies, and new members are always very welcome! More details? Phone 0428-741-274.

Murgon SES Training Night
Murgon SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the SES Building in Gore Street, Murgon from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 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.

Come & Try Rugby League For Girls - Kingaroy
South Burnett Rugby League will be holding a "Come & Try" session for girls and women who'd like to give rugby league a try at the Kingaroy Rugby League Club's grounds opposite the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street, Kingaroy today. The session - which will run from 2:00pm to 5:00pm - will cater for Under-12s through to Open Women's grade and participants will be taught basic attacking and defensive strategies, then play some games to test out those skills. New players are very welcome!

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) 4163-5574.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gymnastics Sign On Day - Murgon
The South Burnett PCYC at 40 Macalister Street, Murgon will be holding a Sign On Day for free gymnastics classes today, along with a Come & Try. The Sign On for mixed Recreational Gymnastics (for ages 5-12) will run from 9:30am to 10:15am; for Girls Gym 1 & 2 (ages 4-12) from 10:30am to 11:15am; and for Boys Gym 5 (ages 5 and up) from 11:30am to 12:15pm. More details? Phone the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889.

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. AA 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.

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

Peer Support Meeting - Proston
A Peer Support Meeting to discuss sourcing information and/or resources about mental health and coping strategies will be held at the Proston Cultural Centre in Rodney Street, Proston (the former railway station in Railway Park) from 10:00am today. Morning tea will be provided but you should BYO lunch. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Kathy on 0407-091-019.

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.

Fair Play Vouchers Open Today
The Queensland Government will start issuing Fair Play vouchers today. The vouchers, up to the value of $150, help families with the costs of joining their local sport or recreation club, and usually all go within a week - so if you haven't pre-registered you should apply today. Read more about this program and how you can lodge an application on our website.

Wednesday Night Dance Classes
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.

Rural Minds Workshop - Kingaroy
Rural Minds will be holding a free workshop looking at mental health, resilience and well-being issues in rural Australia from 10:00am to 2:00pm today at the South Burnett Community Hospital in Markwell Street, Kingaroy. Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided. More details? Phone Kristie Lambert on 0439-740-783.

Birds Of A Feather Social Lunch - Kingaroy
The Birds Of A Feather cancer support group will be holding a social lunch at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy at 12:00 noon today. This is a friendly, informal group of women who have (or had) cancer, as well as carers, and usually get together once a month for a morning tea and chat. New members are very welcome! More details? Phone Steph on (07) 4164-4014 or 0419-649-226.

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.

Introduction To Online Shopping - Goomeri
Goomeri Library in Moore Street, Goomeri will be hosting an "Introduction to Online Shopping" workshop from 2:00pm to 4:00pm this afternoon. Participants will learn the basics of online shopping, from booking a holiday to buying groceries, as well as how to stay safe online when banking or shopping. The workshop is free but places are limited so a booking is essential. You can make one by phoning the library on (07) 4168-4340.

Narcotics Anonymous - Wondai
The South Burnett branch of Narcotics Anonymous will be holding its weekly meeting at Wondai from 8:00pm to around 9:00pm this evening. The group provides support for anyone experiencing problems with drugs of any kind (including prescription medicines) and meetings are free. More details? Phone 0400-600-514.

Official Opening Of Green Place & Nanango Council Offices
The South Burnett Regional Council will officially open "Green Family Place" next to Alexander Lane off Drayton Street in Nanango's CBD at 10:15am this morning, followed by the official opening of the refurbished former Nanango Shire Council Chambers further down Drayton Street at 10:30am. After this, the public will be invited to take a guided tour of the new building - which also includes the Nanango Library - at 10:45am, followed by a morning tea. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Thursday Night Bingo
St Joseph's parish will be running Thursday bingo games at the Australian Hotel at the corner of Lamb and Gore Streets, Murgon at 7:30pm this evening. Everyone is welcome, and the proceeds will go to aid worthy local causes. More details? Phone Karen on 0419-676-228.

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.

Meet The Teachers - Kingaroy
St John's Lutheran School in Ivy Street, Kingaroy will be holding a "Meet The Teachers" session from 3:00pm to 4:00pm this afternoon to allow parents with children attending Years 1-6 at the school this year to meet their children's teachers before Term 1 gets underway. Important information about the upcoming school year will be shared during the afternoon, and the get-together will also be an opportunity for parents to drop off their child's book pack. More details? Phone St John's on (07) 4162-3988.

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.

Friday 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) 4163-5574.

Kingaroy RSL Bingo
Bingo games will be running at Kingaroy RSL from 9:30am this morning (eyes down at 10:30am). There'll be multiple 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.

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.

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.

Emily Kinsella - Kingaroy
South Burnett singer Emily Kinsella - who wowed them at last year's Italian Festival - will be performing at the Club Hotel at the corner of Kingaroy and Alford Streets, Kingaroy from 5:00pm until late tonight. Everyone is welcome and there's no admission. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4162-4460.

Alex The Frenchman and DJdirex - Kingaroy
The Commercial Hotel at the corner of Haly and Glendon Streets in Kingaroy will be hosting Alex The Frenchman from 7:30pm tonight in an acoustic session, followed by DJDirex who'll be spinning the platters from 9:00pm until late. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.

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 a bumper field of top drivers have nominated. Tonight's program will feature the first round of the IBRP Kings Royal Modified Sedans, along with heats and finals for Production Sedans and Modlites. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students (with ID) and aged or disability pensioners or $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 (5.3Mb PDF)

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

Byte Nite - Murgon
The South Burnett PCYC will be hosting a Byte Nite from 7:00pm to around 11:00pm for Murgon and Cherbourg youngsters at Murgon's Jubilee Swimming Pool in Gore Street. Children can play a range of fun and entertaining games and pursue other amusements for free during the course of the night, as well as get a ride home afterwards if they need one, all under the supervision of local volunteers. Byte Nite is an initiative of the PCYC and Murgon Business and Development Association to tackle youth crime in the district by giving youngsters something to do on a Friday night, and anyone who'd like to volunteer to help this community-driven initiative in any way should contact Sgt Rene Bond at the PCYC on (07) 4168-1889 for more information.

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 4:00pm and this year a bumper field of top drivers have nominated. Tonight's program will feature the second round of the IBRP Kings Royal Modified Sedans, plus heats and finals of Street Stocks and Modlites. 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 (5.3Mb PDF)

Australia Day Long Weekend - Kilkivan
The Kilkivan Bush Camping and Caravan Park at 577 Rossmore Road in Kilkivan will be hosting the second day of their Australia Day Weekend today, kicking off with a pancake breakfast this morning and followed by their inaugural Australian Bush Cooking Festival that will include bush cooking demos and a Best Damper and Best Campfire Dessert competitions (judged by a panel of random guests), rounded off by a Lamb Camp Oven Dinner tonight (pre-bookings for this are essential). There'll also be artist markets and workshops running in the grounds all day, along with activities for children including tie dyeing, a slime lab, jewellery making and mandala rocks. The long weekend runs from January 24-27 and you can find out more (and book in) by phoning the park on (07) 5484-1340.

Kingaroy SES Open Day
Kingaroy SES will be holding an Open Day at their headquarters in Glendon Street, Kingaroy (just next to Kingaroy X-Ray) from 9:00am to 3:00pm today. The event will be of interest to anyone thinking about joining this vital community service - which provides assistance during floods, fires and other natural disasters - but anyone who'd like to check out the group's facilities and equipment and chat with SES volunteers is very welcome to come along, too. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone 0428-741-274.

Mozzie & The Frog - Kingaroy
Entertainers Mozzie & The Frog will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:00pm to around 11:00pm tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.

Hivesville Hotel Anniversary
The Hivesville Hotel in Main Street, Hivesville will be celebrating the first anniversary of its new owners Desley Peach and Chelsea and Nicole Hancock taking over the famous pub's operations from 5:00pm to 9:00pm tonight. Apart from meals, there'll also be great drink prices, lots of laughs and a birthday cake! More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4168-9876. Never met Desley, Chelsea or Nicole before? Read more about them on our website.

Kingaroy Bowls Club Bingo
The Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman St, Kingaroy will be running bingo matches from 7:30pm this evening with over $1000 in prizes on offer. More details from the club on (07) 4162-1404

Wondai Parkrun
The Wondai parkrun group will be holding their weekly 5km timed run/walk 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 Australia Day Awards - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Regional Council will be presenting the region's 12th annual Australia Day Awards at a special ceremony at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy at 6:00pm this evening. The awards provide the community with an opportunity to acknowledge 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. Australia Day Ambassador Emeritus Professor Ken Donald AO will be a special guest. 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.

Full Sircle - Wondai
Popular local band Full Sircle will be performing at the Cecil Hotel in Mackenzie Street, Wondai from 7:30pm until late tonight. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4168-5460.

Kumbia Book Club
The Kumbia QCWA in Bell Street, Kumbia will be running their 4th Saturday of the month book club from 9:00am to 11:00am this morning. Pre-read books in good condition will be available to borrow or purchase for a gold coin donation, and guests are welcome to join in a discussion about books over a morning tea. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone Catherine on 0403-616-564.

Wave The Aussie Rock Flag - Kingaroy
The Commercial Hotel at the corner of Haly and Glendon Streets, Kingaroy will be hosting the popular Mr Q from 8:30pm until past midnight tonight. Tony Cisneros, his brother Gavin and Craig Walsh will be performing a tribute to everything that's great about Aussie rock with their usual verve, and a fun night out is pretty well guaranteed. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.

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 parkrun.com.au and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event.

Pig On A Spit Night - Maidenwell
Maidenwell's historic Maidenwell Hotel will be holding its 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 from popular South Burnett entertainer Natalie Fenton 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. The hotel also has roast beef and spit roasted chicken on the menu for those who prefer to go non-pork, plus a vegetarian option (ie vegies only), plus Little Butcher meat tray raffles to help raise funds for Tanduringie State School. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the pub on (07) 4164-6133.

Wooroolin Warriors T20 Fundraiser - Kingaroy
A fundraiser for the Wooroolin Warriors cricket team's end-of-season trip will be held at Lyle Vidler Oval in Youngman Street, Kingaroy from 2:00pm this afternoon. The day will kick off with a match between the Kallindale Warriors and Maidenwell, and will be followed by a second match between the Southern District Devils and a combined XI made up from the first match, then concluded with a BBQ and raffles. Everyone is welcome!

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.

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 At The Golden Spurs - Proston
The Golden Spurs Hotel at the corner of Blake and Rodney Streets in Proston will be celebrating Australia Day with live music from Full Sircle between 12:00 noon and 4:00pm, followed by the South Burnett's most popular Indigenous band Muddy Flats from 5:00pm until late. There'll also be a BBQ running, fun Australia Day activities and lots of cold beer. A free bus will also be running from the Lake Boondooma Tourist Park, and you can book a seat on it by phoning (07) 4168-9069.

Australia Day Breakfast - Nanango
The Nanango Tourism and Development Association, the South Burnett Regional Council 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 fun 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 (compered by Cr Roz Frohloff) and there will also be bush poets, the traditional dog high jumps, a tug-o-war, an Aussie singalong with the Screaming Banshgees 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 At The Grand - Wooroolin
The Grand Hotel at Wooroolin will be holding an Australia Day BBQ Dinner from 5:30pm until late this evening. For $45 per head, you can have your choice of T-bone, rump or rib steak plus 6 king prawns; $30 per head for a grilled chicken breast; $25 per head for two grilled sausages or a steak burger; or $5 per head for a kids-size sausage or rissole along with all-you-can eat garden salad, Caesar salad, coleslaw, onions, wedges and bread rolls, plus traditional, mango or chocolate pavlova for dessert. There'll also be live entertainment, but bookings are essential: (07) 4164-2261.

Australia Day At The Cooyar Hotel
The Cooyar Hotel on the New England Highway in Cooyar will be celebrating Australia Day from 3:00pm until late this evening with fun games and music. During the afternoon guests can take part in thong tossing and a tug-o-war, or enjoy the thrills and spills of cane toad races and yabby races while children amuse themselves on a jumping castle. The hotel's Outback Bar will fire up the barbecues at 6:00pm for a dinki-di Aussie dinner, and Ripcord will take to the stage at 6:30pm to deliver live music until late. There's also free camping nearby if you want to stay over. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4692-6185.

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.

Prawn On The Lawn - Moffatdale
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 $87.41 per head and can be booked online through EventBrite

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.

Bunya Mountains Markets
The monthly Bunya Mountains Markets will be running at Dandabah in the Bunya Mountains today. The markets feature up to 30 stands selling quality, locally-produced fresh produce, arts and crafts and they'll be operating from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Local cafes like Poppies On The Hill and The Bunya Mountains Cafe will be offering special Market Day menus and morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas, and walking trail maps will be available from both cafes, the Bunya Mountains General Store and market stalls if you'd like to take a walk through the adjoining National Park. More details? Phone (07) 4668-3126.

Australia Day Long Weekend - Kilkivan
The Kilkivan Bush Camping and Caravan Park at 577 Rossmore Road in Kilkivan will be hosting the third day of their Australia Day Weekend today, kicking off with an Aussie Olympics featuring traditional Aussie sports like thong tossing, and will also include a colour run. This will be followed by a pool party featuring a giant slide and then a sausage sizzle lunch. This evening, the Red Betty Band will be performing until late. The long weekend runs from January 24-27 and you can find out more (and book in) by phoning the park on (07) 5484-1340.

Australia Day At The Palace - Nanango
The Palace Hotel and Kitchen in Drayton Street, Nanango will be holding an Australia Day Fun Day with a "Builders, Bogans & Shazzas" theme from noon until late today. The get-together is a fundraiser for firies and will feature a jumping castle for children, a BBQ lunch and snacks, live music from Matt Schlam and lots of games and activities. Everyone's welcome and there's no admission fee - just pay as you go. More details? Phone Beau at the hotel on (07) 4163-1287.

Australia Day At The Fitzroy - Nanango
The Fitzroy Hotel in Fitzroy Street, Nanango will be celebrating Australia Day with a range of fun, dinki-di activities including a "Best Mullet" competition; "Best Dress" competition; plus pie-eating, thong throwing and toad races. There'll also be a mechanical bucking bull on the premises; a jumping castle, face painting and fairy floss for children; live music from Amber Goldsmith; a sausage sizzle fundraiser for the South Nanango Rural Fire Brigade; plus Australia Day food and snacks available as well. Doors open at 10:00am and the fun will continue until late. More details? Phone to hotel on (07) 4163-1506.

Australia Day Spit Roast - Wondai
The Wondai Hotel in Haly Street, Wondai will; be holding an Australia Day Spit Roast from noon to 2:00pm (for lunch) today, and again from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for dinner, followed by Ozzi Musik in the evening. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4168-5274

Australia Day At The Carrollee - Kingaroy
The Carrollee Hotel in King Street, Kingaroy will be celebrating Australia Day in the beer garden from noon today with live music from popular local duo Tucker & Chop; children's face painting from 11:30am to 1:00pm; children's green and gold hair braiding from noon to 2:00pm; and pie and Vegemite eating contests from 2:00pm to 2:45pm. There'll also be a jumping castle for children running from noon to 3:00pm. Everyone is welcome and there's no admission. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4162-1055.

Australia Day At The Com.Pub - Kingaroy
The Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets in Kingaroy will be marking Australia Day with an Aussie style long lunch - a running buffet with a choice of tasty salads and mouth watering faves from the grill - that will start around 11:00am and run until around 3:00pm in the covered beer garden. You can book a table to be sure of a seat by phoning the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.

Australia Day Breakfast - Blackbutt
The Blackbutt Avocado Festival committee, Blackbutt Benarkin Heritage and Tourism Association, Blackbutt Benarkin Aged Care, Taromeo Rural Fire Brigade and the South Burnett Regional Council 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 from 8:00am to 10:00am (or until the food runs out) followed by a range of free family activities including a jumping castle; best dressed hat competition; gumboot, rolling pin and avocado tossing competitions for heaps of prizes, plus live music. Everyone is welcome!

Australia Day Family Fun Day - Yarraman
The Royal Hotel on the D'Aguilar Highway at Yarraman will be hosting a Family Fun Day from 11:00am to around 4:00pm to celebrate Australia Day. There'll be a jumping castle, face painting and lots of fun events including a Mullet Competition, a Muscle Man Challenge and an Iron Woman Challenge, along with a Yarraman RSL sausage sizzle and heaps of great prizes to be won. Admission is free - just pay as you go - and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4163-8219.

Australia Day With Clowry - Murgon
The Royal Hotel at the corner of Lamb and Gore Streets, Murgon will be celebrating Australia Day with entertainment by popular local performer Clowry Kennell from noon today, along with toad races. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4168-1799.

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 2:00pm to around 4:00pm today. Cold drinks will be on sale, too, and there'll also be a family friendly cricket game along with a sign on for Scouts membership. Everyone is welcome!

Kumbia Museum
The Kumbia and District Historical Society's museum, located in the Federation Heritage Centre behind Kumbia Hall in Bell Street, will be open from 1:30pm to 3:30pm this afternoon. The museum contains an excellent photographic display of local history and is well worth a visit. More details? Phone Josie on (07) 4164-4384 or Gayle on (07) 4164-4175.

Australia Day
Today is Australia Day, a national public holiday (which will be taken tomorrow because Australia Day falls on a Sunday this year). 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 BBQ - Maidenwell
The Maidenwell Hotel on the Kingaroy-Cooyar Road at Maidenwell will be hosting an Australia Day BBQ from noon today featuring hot food, cold beer and lots of games and prizes. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4164-6133.

Australia Day Sausage Sizzle - Kumbia
Kumbia will be celebrating Australia Day with a sausage sizzle at Kumbia Hall in Bell Street from 5:00pm this afternoon (featuring Lenihan's sausages, the best in the region) along with free family-friendly activities including a jumping castle. Everyone is welcome!

Australia Day Celebrations - Kingaroy
Kingaroy's Australia's Day celebrations will be held at the Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street this morning, kicking off with a free sausage sizzle prepared by the Kingaroy Lions at 7:00am, along with scones and damper from Kingaroy Quota and the QCWA. 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 135 Army Cadet unit, and this will be followed by a citizenship ceremony, an affirmation and the National Anthem along with performances from Julee-Anne Bell and other musical entertainment. The announcement of Kingaroy's Australia Day Award winners will be followed by the traditional pie and lamington eating competitions, along with an all new thong throwing competition, finishing with a multi raffle draw at about 10:50am. During the morning guests will also be able to see some of the speedway cars which will be racing in the Kings Royal Australia Day Weekend races. Everyone is welcome!

Australia Day Buffet - Wondai
Dimities Cottage in Haly Street, Wondai (opposite the Wondai Art Gallery) will be hosting an Australia Day Buffet Lunch from noon to 2:00pm today. For $20 per adult ($10 for children) guests at this BYO event can get to enjoy an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord, but bookings are essential if you want to be sure of a seat: (07) 4168-5744.

Australia Day At Boondooma Homestead
Historic Boondooma Homestead on the Durong-Mundubbera Road at Boondooma will be hosting an Australia Day celebration from 5:00pm this evening. 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.

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 0474-491-698.

Australia Day BBQ Lunch - Wondai
The Cecil Hotel in Mackenzie Street, Wondai will be marking Australia Day with a BBQ lunch from noon today, along with raffles to help raise money for the firies. Everyone is welcome. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4168-5460.

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 4:00pm and this year a bumper field of top drivers have nominated. Tonight's program will feature the finals of the IBRP Kings Royal Modified Sedans, along with heats and finals of Junior Sedans and heats and finals for the womens-only Queens Royal event. 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 (5.3Mb PDF)

Australia Day Public Holiday
Because Australia Day fell on Sunday this year, today is a public holiday and most South Burnett businesses will either be closed or operating on restricted hours. Traffic will also be a bit higher than usual on our region's main roads as people return from their holidays - particularly from late afternoon onwards - so you should drive with caution. And if you're thinking of attending a group activity today, it may be wise to phone them in advance to determine if they're still holding a meeting or not. Some groups do meet on public holidays, but some don't.

Murgon SES Training Night
Murgon SES will be holding their regular Monday night training session at the SES Building in Gore Street, Murgon from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 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 wide variety of crafts and newcomers are always welcome - just BYO favourite craft or come along and learn a new one with other members. Morning tea is supplied as well. More details? Phone Lois on 0408-492-643

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

Fun Golf Day - Kingaroy
A Fun Golf Day will be held at the Kingaroy Golf Club on the Bunya Highway south of town today. This three stick stroke event is open to both golfers and non-golfers, and names need to be in by 10:30am for an 11:00am tee-off. Thanks to sponsors Fiedler Brothers Plumbing, there'll be great prizes and novelty prizes, plus lots of fun. You can obtain more information from the golf club on (07) 4162-1720.

Kingaroy SES Training Night
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. SES members provide community assistance during floods, bushfires and other emergencies, and new members are always very welcome! More details? Phone 0428-741-274.

Visit South Burnett Meeting - Blackbutt
A meeting to introduce the new Visit South Burnett local tourism organisation will be held at Blackbutt RSL at the corner of Muir and Douglas Streets, Blackbutt from 5:30pm to 6:30pm this evening. Visit South Burnett are a new grassroots organisation of local tourism operators working in partnership with the South Burnett Regional Council to revamp tourism marketing, and the meetings will allow local tourism operators to hear and discuss VSB's plans and join the organisation if they wish. VSB is led by Jason Kinsella from Moffatdale Ridge and several other long-established South Burnett tourism operators, and the new organisation will be officially launched next month. Similar meetings will be held in Kingaroy (Feb 4), Nanango (Feb 11), Murgon (Feb 18) and Wondai (Feb 20). More details? Phone Julie on (07) 4162-1966.

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) 4163-5574.

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.

Coffee & Crafts Morning - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy QCWA will be holding a Coffee & Crafts Morning at their rooms at 122 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (just next to the RSL) from 9:30am to around noon today. Ladies are welcome to bring along their crafts, something to share for morning tea and a gold coin donation for charity, and enjoy a relaxed get-together over tea and coffee. Some months new crafts are taught as well. Coffee & Chart mornings are held on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays and all women are welcome. More details? Phone Lois on 0407-965-094

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.

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

Back To School
The first term of the 2020 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 3 with a sixteen 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.

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.

Wednesday Night Dance Classes
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.

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.

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 Morning Bingo - Murgon
St Joseph's parish will be running bingo games at the Australian Hotel at the corner of Lamb and Gore Streets, Murgon at 10:30am this morning. Everyone is welcome, and the proceeds will go to aid worthy local causes. More details? Phone Karen on 0419-676-228.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 0418-786-007.

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. AA 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.

Thursday Night Bingo
St Joseph's parish will be running Thursday bingo games at the Australian Hotel at the corner of Lamb and Gore Streets, Murgon at 7:30pm this evening. Everyone is welcome, and the proceeds will go to aid worthy local causes. More details? Phone Karen on 0419-676-228.

Narcotics Anonymous - Wondai
The South Burnett branch of Narcotics Anonymous will be holding its weekly meeting at Wondai from 8:00pm to around 9:00pm this evening. The group provides support for anyone experiencing problems with drugs of any kind (including prescription medicines) and meetings are free. More details? Phone 0400-600-514.

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.

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.

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.

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 Volleyball Association AGM
The Kingaroy Volleyball Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at the Kingaroy Hotel-Motel at the corner of Haly and Youngman Streets, Kingaroy at 6:00pm tonight. All interested people are welcome to attend.

Heritage House Dinner - Yarraman
Heritage House at 26 Millar Street in Yarraman will be holding their monthly $17 per head two-course dinner at 6:00pm this evening. Heritage House's monthly dinners are always an inexpensive fun night out with great entertainment and a licensed bar, but to help plan the catering you'll need to phone (07) 4163-8111 to make a booking. Everyone is welcome! Note: These popular monthly dinners will be taking a break next month for holidays, but will resume in March.

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 today. 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 Karaoke - Proston
The Golden Spurs Hotel at the corner of Blake and Rodney Streets, Proston will be holding a Karaoke Night led by Love 2 Sing from 7:00pm until late tonight. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4168-9272.

Fiona O’Shea - Kingaroy
Rock, folk, country and blues entertainer Fiona O’Shea will be performing at the Carrollee Hotel in King Street, Kingaroy from 6:00pm until late tonight. The Sunshine Coast singer is just about to release her second album and has never been seen in the South Burnett before. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4162-1055.

Friday 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) 4163-5574.

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.

Karaoke At The Palace - Nanango
The Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango will be holding their monthly Karaoke Night compered by Neil Rose from 7:00pm until around 10:00pm this evening. Talent - while always appreciated - isn't essential: just a willingness to get onstage and give things a red hot go. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. More details? Phone Beau at the hotel on (07) 4163-1287.

Beef & Burger Night - Kingaroy
Huskys Burgers outside SupaIGA in Avoca Street, Kingaroy will be holding a Beer and Burger Night until 8:30pm this evening. Guests planning a night on the town can buy their beer at takeaway prices from the bottle shop located diagonally opposite, then bring them over to Husky's for a sit-down burger dinner. It's a much cheaper option than going to a local pub for dinner (roughly 50% less) and the burgers are better, too. More details? Phone Husky's on (07) 4189-5605.

Kingaroy RSL Bingo
Bingo games will be running at Kingaroy RSL from 9:30am this morning (eyes down at 10:30am). There'll be multiple 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.

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

Friday 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.

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.

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.

Muddy Flats - Kingaroy
The South Burnett's leading Indigenous band Muddy Flats will be performing their brilliant mix of country and blues classics and contemporary numbers at the Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets, Kingaroy from 8:30pm to around 12:30am tonight. The Muddies aren't often seen in Kingaroy but are always a great night out. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.