Author: Brad Weier

Ballet, coding and Irish dance: 11 Things To Do November 20 to 23

1. A Festival of Russian Ballet The Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Australia with this stunning three-hour performance. WHEN: Tuesday 21 November, 8pm WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas Street, Ipswich COST: Adults $92, concessions $82, children 3-15 $72 2. Adult Code Club Interested in programming? Heard about coding and want to know more? Join Adult Code Club and learn how to get your coding skills started from scratch. WHEN: Thursday 23 November, 6pm to 7pm WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich COST: Free 3. Wildlife Corridor Protection The Little Liverpool Range is located about 40 minutes from the Ipswich CBD and is...

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These seven bargain buys will go under the hammer at council car auction

In the market for a motor? Council will auction a collection of abandoned vehicles and you could bag a bargain for a few hundred dollars. The cars come as is, which means the odd piece of police tape, empty energy drink can and possibly a pair of shoes. Take a look at seven cars set to go under the hammer in December. Hyundai Getz hatch Abandoned vehicle 464 impounded at Hallets Road, Redbank Plains. Similar cars are being sold online for between $3,500 and $5,000. Holden Commodore sedan Abandoned vehicle 474 impounded at Statham Court, Redbank Plains. Similar cars are...

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Five things you probably didn’t know were included in the Ipswich Heritage Program

The award-winning Ipswich Heritage Program includes more than 7400 places and items of interest. Today we take a look at five of the more unusual listings. Hitching rail (Elizabeth Street, Ipswich) Located opposite St Mary’s Church in Elizabeth Street, this horse hitching rail was handmade by blacksmith Robert Campbell. It was used by members of the congregation who arrived on horseback and is the only surviving hitching rail fence in Ipswich. Council researchers are trying to work out when the rail was built. If you can help solve this horse headscratcher email ipswichfirst@ipswich.qld.gov.au WWII shelter (The Terrace, North Ipswich) This air...

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Details for Friday’s community Christmas party, plus what the mayor wants under our tree

Christmas comes to town this Friday and for the very first time Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli will join Santa in lighting the CBD for the festive season. The community celebration will start with the Christmas Concert and Carols Quest in d’Arcy Doyle Place at 5.30pm followed by the Twilight Parade down Brisbane Street from 6.45pm. The parade will come to a close with the lighting of the CBD Christmas tree and other decorative lights. It’s going to be a great honour to meet Santa for the first time in my role as mayor. Obviously I’ve turned on the lights...

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