1. Early Ipswich: Photographs and Prints

Get a feel for what Ipswich was like in the mid to late 1800s through this selection of printed cards, lithographs and early panoramic photography. The exhibition captures an emergent and prosperous town, driven by industry and its rail yards, as well as significant landmarks from Ipswich and its surrounds.

WHEN: Daily 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich

COST: Free

2. Thor: Ragnarok - See It First Screening

Be among the first to see Chris Hemsworth’s latest blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok at Limelight Cinema’s See It First Screening, a day before official release!

WHEN: Wednesday, 25 October

WHERE: Limelight Cinemas, Riverlink Shopping Centre

COST: Contact Limelight Cinemas for details

3. Eighty8 KIDS Hip hop Dance Classes

Kids Hip Hop Dance classes for absolute beginners. Your children will learn to express themselves through movement from one of New Zealand’s finest dancers.

WHEN: Monday, 23 October, 4pm

WHERE: Just Sports n Fitness, phone 0431 136 335

COST: $7

4. Thursday Night Book Club

If you like nothing better than enjoying a good book, share your love with like-minded folk at Thursday Night Book Club.

WHEN: Thursday, 26 October, 6pm-7pm

WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank

COST: Free

5. A room for wild animals

Get up close and personal with big cats, bears and deer from the Queensland Museum taxidermy collection.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 26 November

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich

COST: Included in museum entry

6. Low Impact Fitness

This Active Parks session is perfect for all ages and abilities. It’s the ideal introduction to a fitter, faster you!

WHEN: Wednesday 25 October, 9.30am
WHERE: Anzac Park, 1 Mill Street, Rosewood
COST: Free

7. Happy Hens

Join horticulturalist Claire Bickle as she guides you through everything you need to know about successfully raising chickens in your backyard. Claire will discuss breeds of chickens, what to feed them, housing choices and council regulations. She will also answer any questions for both beginners and the experts in the backyard chook owning journey.

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, 40 South St, Ipswich

COST: Free, register here

8. Baby Rhyme Time @ Plains

Share rhymes, songs and stories with your baby (zero to 18 months of age). Introduce early literacy experiences that are important for your child’s development. Older siblings welcome.

WHEN: Thursday, 26 October, 10.30am-11am

WHERE: Redbank Plains Library

COST: Free. Bookings essential. Go here to book.

9. Craig Shaw at CSI

Enjoy the talent of wonderful keyboard player and vocalist Craig Shaw.

WHEN: Thursday, 26 October from 11am

WHERE: Club Services Ipswich, 5a Lowry St, North Ipswich

COST: Free

10. Recconect Ladies Meetup

Connecting with other women through networks and community events. Come and relax in a positive environment and catch up on life, work and anything else that interests you.

WHEN: Thursday, 26 October 10.30am – 12.30pm

WHERE: The Meeting Place Cafe, 19 Smiths Road, Goodna

COST: Free

11. Adult Code Club

Join the Adult Code Club to learn from scratch and get your coding skills started. These are coding sessions catered towards adults and teens aged 13-plus.

WHEN: Thursday, 26 October, 6pm-7pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

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