Christmas lights, Lego and libraries: 11 Things to Do November 17 to 19

1. Christmas Concert, Carols and Twilight Parade

Santa joins Mayor Andrew Antoniolli in turning on the city’s Christmas lights, signalling the start of the 2017 festive season.

WHEN: Friday 17 November, 5.30pm
WHERE: d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: Free

2. Woodcrest Community Market

Run by the Woodcrest P&C Association, all stall fees support resources and infrastructure at the junior and senior school campuses.

WHEN: Sunday 19 November, 7am to noon
WHERE: Woodcrest State College, 38 Nev Smith Drive, Springfield
COST: Free

3. Ipswich Ambassador Program

Ambassadors have the opportunity to attend sold out events including CMC Rocks, gain access to volunteer incentive programs and learn tourism and event skills in a team environment. Whether you need to gain work experience for events, tourism or a hotel management university degree, want to contribute to your local community or just love to chat and help people, Discover Ipswich wants you on board. The program kicks off in December at Orion Lagoon, so pull up a bean bag poolside and volunteer with a view.
WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: In and around Ipswich
COST: Free

4. Libraries Up Late: Gamers Unite

Indulge in a fast and furious night of fun and games that will get your heart racing. Fight your way to the top of the leaderboard in a competition with other gamers.

WHEN: Saturday 18 November, 5.30pm to 7pm
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: Free

5. The Handmake Expo and Vintage Market

This monthly market offers handmade, baked and grown goods from up to 100 stalls. Take advantage of free parking and pick up some special Christmas presents.

WHEN: Saturday 18 November, 8am to 1pm
WHERE: Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Road, Bundamba
COST: Free

6. Santa Photos

Avoid the Christmas queues and book your Santa photos online. You can even bring your four-legged friend for special pet sessions, available twice a week.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 24 December
WHERE: Orion Springfield Central, Main Street, Springfield Central
COST: Free

7. There’s Something About Mary(s)

See inside the mildly unhealthy symbiotic relationship between one woman and the entire gay community of Brisbane. Secure your spot here.

WHEN: Saturday 18 November, 8pm to 9pm
WHERE: Studio 188, 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich
COST: $25 per person, $72 for a table of four

8. Yoga

Know your downward dog from your crow pose? What about a triangle and a plank? This is just the session for you.

WHEN: Saturday 18 November, 7.30am
WHERE: Spring Lake Park, 55 Burlington Terrace, Springfield Lakes
COST: Free

9. Built For Speed

Design, build and race your Lego hot rod, dragster or supercar down ramps and tracks. Modify your ride for extra speed and re-race for ultimate victory!

WHEN: Friday 17 November to Sunday 18 February
WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: $5 per person, $15 for a family of up to five people

10. CPR Awareness Session

This session could save a life with the summer swimming season well and truly upon us. Please note, this is not a certificate course.

WHEN: Saturday 18 November, 10am to 11.30am
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: $2 per person

11. Off The Wall

This exhibition showcases the work of more than 40 Ipswich Artsconnect members with pottery, paintings, drawings, textiles and craft available for sale.

WHEN: Friday 17 to Sunday 26 November, 10am to 3pm
WHERE: Ipswich Community Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: Free

Get the goss on awesome art, excellent events and classic cabaret.

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