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April 9: Learn how to decorate a doughnut

Free donut decorating

Come along and decorate your own unique donut at Redbank Plaza. And of course, it’s all yours to keep and eat too! Located outside Donut King on level 3.

WHEN: 11am-2pm

WHERE: 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank

COST: Free

Disco Weave

Discover the Power of Friendship

Kylie returns to school after months away receiving treatment for cancer. She returns just in time for her class speech: ‘My Secret Super Power’.

Presented by Camp Quality, this is a fun, interactive and engaging live show that dispels common myths and misconceptions about cancer in an age appropriate way.

Ages 6 – 13 years

WHEN: 10am – 11am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, Mezzanine, 40 South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free. Register here.

Active Breaks

 

Get out and active during the Easter school holidays for free activites with Ipswich City Council’s Active Breaks. There’s tee ball, OZ tag, athletics and lots more at a range of parks across Ipswich. Ages 5+, reserve a spot to avoid missing out. The program for the April 2018 school holidays is packed full of exciting activities designed to get your kids up, out and about in a healthy way. See the schedule here.

WHEN: various times

WHERE: Limestone Park (oval A) 42A Chermside Road, Ipswich

COST: Free, bookings recommended.

Under Construction

Get your hard hats on for a construction zone like no other. Create a masterpiece with LEGO® and other construction systems. Make a day of it with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your entry ticket.

Things to see and do for the kids:

Inventors Workshop – Have you ever wanted to build your own transport invention? How will we travel in the future? What types of engineering masterpieces will you create to take home? Let your imagination run wild in this hands on inventors workshop area.

Dream it! Design it! Build it! – Kids and adults will love this area, jam-packed full of Lego® and other construction gear ready for them to build and test their own inventions. Includes a special under 3’s big block builder’s activity space.

Miniature Train Rides – Take a miniature train ride around the Museum grounds. Train operates 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm daily. Additional charges apply.

WHEN: 9.30am – 4pm

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

COST: Adult $14.50, Child 3-15 $11.50

Ipswich Artists: works from the Collection

See the diversity and skill of local Ipswich artists in this display featuring works that have been acquired for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

Artists featured are Gary Abkin, Tim Acutt, Chenaya Bancroft-Davis, Annie Clarke, Donna Davis, Charmaine Davis, Mieke den Otter, Colleen Gardener, Angela Geertsma, Sally Harrison, Lizzett Kim, Wayne McDonnell, Sharon McKenzie, Deb Mostert, Kate Roberts, Andrew Spark and Helen Vere. Many of the pieces displayed have been acquired through the Ipswich Art Awards over the past 15 years and are shown in conjunction with this year’s Ipswich Festival.
WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

Imagination

This selection of new works by award winning local artist Margaret Klumpp uses splashes of vibrant colours and a simple mixture of styles, strokes and textures, leaving all imagination to the theatre of the mind.

WHEN: Until Monday 30 April, 9am to 1pm

WHERE: ARTtime Supplies, 203 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Disco Weave

 

Create your very own Disco Weave!

Weave and decorate a recycled compact disc using groovy neons, metallic wools and quirky plastics. Want to make it pop? Why not purchase a bag of funky beads to bedazzle your creation available for $2 at the Gallery Shop.*

Take home your disco weave, or hang it up in the Gallery’s shimmering wall of colour.

WHEN: 10am – 1pm

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

COST: Free

Aboriginal Cultural Day at Gailes Community House

Play games, dance, hear stories, learn songs and language. This is an activity for primary school aged children. More info on 3879 3004.

WHEN: 10am-noon

WHERE: 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: Free

Middle Eastern Dancing

Anyone welcome to come along and learn Middle Eastern, Armenian, Bollywood style dancing.

WHEN: Every Monday, 6pm – 7pm.

WHERE: 18 Salsbury Street, Ipswich

COST: $10

Climbing Web

Reach new heights and explore a hand crocheted climbing tunnel created by Evelyn Roth. Complete with music and spinning disco lights, kids can climb, tumble, dive and spin while safely suspended off the ground.

WHEN: 10am to 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’arcy Doyle Place‚ Ipswich

COST: Free

Yoga

Active parks – Yoga is on every Monday during the school term.

Find out what other activites you can do to stay fit at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 6pm

WHERE: Queens Park Croquet Hall, Merle Finimore Ave, Ipswich

COST: Free

Bingo CSI

Free Bingo at CSI.

WHEN: 6.30pm for a 7pm start Every Monday

WHERE: CSI, 5A Lowry Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

19th & 20th Century Works

View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until October 14

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

COST: Free entry

Kidz Biz at Gailes Community House

Kidz Biz at Gailes Community House is a great way for children aged five to 12 to have fun and make new friends. Activities include indoor/outdoor play, craft, cooking, games, movies and much more. Afternoon tea provided. Children must be signed in and picked up by an authorised adult. Registration required. Phone 3879 3004 for more information.

WHEN: 3.30pm-5pm every Monday (except school holidays)

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: Free, registration required

Eighty8 Hip Hop

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: 4pm

WHERE: Just Sports n Fitness, phone 0431 136 335

COST: $7

ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

ANZAC is the result of acclaimed New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart’s thirty year journey photographing World War One Memorials across New Zealand and Australia.

Focusing on the lone ‘digger’ memorials Aberhart’s photographs chart a seemingly simple pathway through the landscapes of these two nations, reflecting the scale the conflict had on these regions.

This exhibition is presented to coincide with the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

Trivia Night

Bring your family or friends and form a team from 2 to 6.  Vie for prizes worth over $100 each week as you battle it out over Movies, TV, Music, Logo’s, General Interest, Sport and more.

WHEN: 7pm – 9pm Every Monday

WHERE: Jets Leagues Club, 15 Downs Street, North Ipswich

COST: Free

Bingo

Join in the fun with 20 different games, 2 Jackpot games, Super 7 and more.

WHEN: Every Monday 10am – Noon

WHERE: Ipswich Jets Leagues Club, 15 Downs Street, North Ipswich

COST: Free entry

Beading with Howard

Ever wanted to learn how to make beaded jewellery? Join Our House, Our Haven’s small beading group each Monday. Howard will teach you everything you need to know to create some beautiful things to keep. Beading kits and tools provided. Booking necessary as spaces a limited. Phone 0416 826 203.

WHEN: 10am-11am

WHERE: 6 Gordon Street, Ipswich

COST: $5, booking required

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