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Farewell winter with 11 things to do from August 29 to 31

A Room For Wild Animals

Winter is on the way out and you should be too. We’ve got you covered with events and entertainment from across Ipswich.

1. Anthems Duo

The name says it all. This dynamic duo plays nothing but anthems.

WHEN: Thursday 31 August, 7pm

WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey Street, Raceview

COST: Free

2. Free pool

Join the rest of the sharks for free pool all day then put your skills to the test for the chance to win a $50 venue voucher.

WHEN: Thursday 31 August, 10am with a pool comp from 6pm

WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: Free

3. Active Parks Program

Ipswich City Council’s Active Parks Program offers a range of physical activities from (A)qua fitness to (Z)umba. This session of low impact fitness is perfect for beginners.

WHEN: Wednesday, 30 August, 9.30am

WHERE: Anzac Park, 1 Mill Street, Rosewood

COST: Free

4. Author visit

Be entertained, inspired and educated by Estelle McCrohan’s insights into her new travel autobiography Red Earth, Blue Sea.

WHEN: Thursday 31 August, 10am to 11.30am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

5. Chris Doyle

The One Man Big Band, Chris Doyle, takes the stage for a night of classic covers.

WHEN: Wednesday 30 August, 7pm

WHERE: Club Services Ipswich, Lowry Street, North Ipswich

COST: Free

6. Trivia Night

There’s $120 in cash prizes on the line and your team can share an extra $200 with a perfect score bonus.

WHEN: Thursday 31 August, 7pm

WHERE: Goodna Services Club, 32 Woogaroo Street, Goodna

COST: Free

7. 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

8. 19th & 20th Century Works

This collection of fine art and folk art features a hand-crafted sideboard from the Cribb family’s iconic Gooloowan residence.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 14 October

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

COST: Free

9. Thursday night book club

Share stories from your favourite reads and hear about the books that have Ipswich people turning the pages.

WHEN: Thursday 31 August, 6pm to 7pm

WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank

COST: Free

10. Brain Drain

Put your grey matter to the test and win great prizes in this trivia tournament for all ages.

WHEN: Wednesday 30 August, 7pm

WHERE: Mihi Tavern, 26 Fernvale Road, Brassall

COST: Free

11. Social golf

Enjoy a round at this par 70 course and check out the flatter, more user-friendly layout.

WHEN: Monday to Friday

WHERE: Sandy Gallop Golf Club, 100 Lobb Street, Ipswich

COST: $15 for nine holes, $20 for 18 holes

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