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December 1: Summer Reading Club launch

Summer Reading Club

Join Ipswich Libraries for the launch of its Summer Reading Club: Curious Creatures. There are great prizes up for grabs for participants and many other activities planned. More info here.

WHEN: 10am-12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library and Springfield Central Library

COST: Free

Speakeasy Saturday

Step back in time at this monthly event celebrating the gritty exhibition Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties through 1920s film, swing dance workshops and expert talks – all to the backdrop of the Museum’s heritage site.

One Week is the film staring Buster Keaton starting at 9.30am. Swing dancing lesson and social dance is at 10am

WHEN: 9.30am – 4pm

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum

COST: Adult $14.50. Children under three are free.

1927 & Pseudo Echo

Two of Australia’s most iconic bands are back again for one last time with their double barrelled catalogue of hits and classic songs. After two years of national touring as one of the best double bills 1927 and Pseudo Echo are teaming up for one final series of shows.

WHEN: From 8pm

WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: Tickets from $44.90, buy here

Tech Trek: Around the World

Take a trip with Google Expeditions. Get up close with historical landmarks, dive under the ocean with sharks, visit coral reefs or even take a trip to outer space. Expeditions may include: Great Barrier Reef or Great Wall of China, Aztec Ruins or The North Pole. Old historical castles of England Sydney, London, Hong Kong or New York, even Outer Space, to the Moon and Mars. For people aged 13 and above.

WHEN: 10am-11am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library

COST: Free, book here

Peak Organics Market

Peak Organics is a small organic farm situated in rural Queensland. Currently they sell direct to the public from their farm gate.

WHEN: 9am - 2pm

WHERE: Ivory's Rock Conferences and Event, 310 Mount Flinders Road, Peak Crossing.

COST: Free

parkrun

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. All ages and abilities can go along and run the 5km course. Please register before your first run. Bring a printed copy of your barcode so you can get your time. You are also welcome to grab a coffee in a local cafe with the parkrunners afterwards.

Check out other ways to stay fit at Active and Healthy Ipswich - click here

WHEN: 7am

WHERE: Catherine Morgan Park, Renehan Place, Augustine Heights

Bill Paterson Oval, Limestone Park, Cnr Lion Street and Salisbury Road

White Rock Conservation Park, School Road, Redbank Plains

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

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