February 14: Where to take your Valentine … or kids

Ipswich Hospital Museum

View medical and nursing objects dating from the early 1900s onwards. An exhibition themed around maternity care and anaesthetics is currently on display.

WHEN: 9am – 12pm Every Wednesday.

WHERE: Ipswich Hospital Museum, Jubilee Building, Ipswich Hospital

COST: Free entry

First 5 forever: Booval pop-up fun

Bringing fun and interactive children’s programs to you. Spark your child’s creativity with different activities each session including stories, songs, music making and block play. Meet Bee-Bot, our child friendly robot and other characters. Collect free books and activities to continue the fun at home. Morning tea provided. Ages 0-6 years.

WHEN: 9.30am-11am

WHERE: Glebe Road Uniting Church, 98/104 Glebe Rd, Booval

COST: Free event

Ipswich Races

Ipswich Turf Club offers a wide range of options for race-goers, from general entry through to more lavish corporate-style packages which include lunch and beverages.

WHEN: Gates open at 11am

WHERE: Ipswich Turf Club, 219 Brisbane Rd, Bundamba.

COST: Varies

Valentines Day special menu at Tap'd Bar

2 or 3 course set menu crafted by Tap’d Bar team of chefs with a Valentine theme.

WHEN: 10am-10pm

WHERE: Tap’d Bar at The Prince Alfred Hotel, 170 Brisbane Road, Ipswich

COST: From $46.90

Brothers Leagues Club special menu at Tap'd Bar

Treat someone to a three course pachage prepared for valentines day by the chef. Enjoy free entertainment by Leena Salim from 6pm

WHEN: Lunch or Dinner

WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, 2 Wildey Street, Raceview

COST: From $55

Valentine's Day Candlelit Buffet Dinner

Enjoy a buffet dinner with a dessert station featuring a lolly buffet, petite fours and a chocolate fountain.

WHEN: Wednesday, 14 February, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

WHERE: Raceview Hotel, 99 Raceview Street, Raceview

COST: Children 3-10 $9.95, children 11-15 $14.95, adults $39

Valentine's Day special

Celebrate this special day with a three-course set menu and a glass of bubbly on arrival.

WHEN: Wednesday, 14 February

WHERE: Orion Hotel, Main Street, Springfield Central

COST: $39 per person

Valentine's Day special

Woo him or her at CSI.  Package includes glass of bubbles, crusty bread roll, petite fillet steak with bearnaise sauce or pan fried fillet of fish with lemon butter sauce and eton mess for dessert.

Give them a call on 3812 3366 to make your booking. The Longhorn Bar & Grill is open 12-2pm & 5.30-8pm.

WHEN: Wednesday, 14 February, lunch and dinner

WHERE: CSI 5A Lowry Street, Ipswich

COST: $29.90 for members and $31.90 for non members

Valentine's Day at Brookwater

Treat the one you love with a five-course degustation menu created by head chef Anna Harman. For added indulgence enjoy paired wines with each course.

WHEN: Wednesday, 14 February, 6.30pm to 10pm

WHERE: Brookwater Golf & Country Club, 1 Tournament Drive, Brookwater

COST: $75 per person, $100 with paired wines

Valentines Day at Goodna Services Club

Enjoy a range of special Valentines Day menu items at Goodna Services Club. The club is open for lunch and dinner. To avoid disappointment, phone the club on 3288 3916 to book your table.

WHEN: From 10am

WHERE: 32 Woogaroo Street, Goodna

COST: Depends what you eat

Fifty Shades Freed: BYO Babies

Catch the conclusion to the worldwide phenomenon that is Fifty Shades Freed. BYO babies session.

WHEN: 10am – 1pm

WHERE: Limelight Cinemas Ipswich, Riverlink Shopping Centre, Cnr The Terrace and Downs Street, North Ipswich

COST: $10

Protege Masterclasses: Drama Workshop

Creating a character and living within his or her world is a crucial tool as an actor. It is necessary to have the ability to build bold and physical characters, as well as finding unique and subtle differences between each and every persona. This masterclass will see participants polishing skills and efficiency in making decisions, understanding given circumstances and motivations, whilst exploring how to communicate a story to the audience.

Be inspired, develop your performance skills and learn new techniques as part of this four week drama workshop program. Workshops are open to youth (16-25yrs) of any ability and will be held at Studio 188, Ipswich.

WHEN: 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St, Ipswich

COST: Free

Ipswich model band

The Ipswich Model Band has been a community band in Ipswich for over 100 years. Members represent Ipswich in concerts, festivals and parades in South East Queensland. All ages and abilities. If you play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, check it out. No auditions needed.
WHEN: Rehearsals every Wednesday 7pm
WHERE: 64 Blackall St, Basin Pocket
COST: Free

Kids code club

This is for children, aged 8-12, who are interested in coding. There is a beginners class followed by a more advanced class. Learn to use code using Scratch as part of the Australian Code Club.

WHEN: Beginners from 3.30pm-4.30pm, Advanced from 4.45pm-5.45pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library training room, 40 South St

COST: Free

Built for Speed

Design, build and race your Lego hot rod, dragster or supercar down rad ramps and slick tracks. Modify your ride for extra speed then re-race your turbocharged wheels for ultimate victory.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until February 18

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

COST: $5 per person or $15 for a family pass (admits up to five people. Must include at least one adult). Free for under 2s.

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

Sing with the Miner Chords

Like to sing? Join Ipswich A Capella Harmony Club – the Miner Chords. Men and women of all abilities welcome. For more information phone David Green on 0407 831 326 or Gordon Dryden on 0414 294 120.

 WHEN: 7pm-9pm

WHERE: Old Ipswich Courthouse, 75 East Street, Ipswich

COST: Membership applies

Women's Singing Circle

Hearts in Harmony came about through the passion of two friends, Angela Burdett and Tamara Harmony, who want to share the amazing feelings of connection and support that can be experienced when sharing your voice in song.
All Singing Circles & Workshops are non-auditioned & open to women of all ages & abilities with no previous experience necessary.

WHEN: 7pm every Wednesday.

WHERE: Sacred Cow Yoga Studio, 233 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Cost is $15 per week casual rate or $120 per term


Yoga is a complex system that focuses on harmony between body and mind.

WHEN: 6.30pm every Wednesday.

WHERE: Yoga Studio Nada, 11 Connors Street, North Ipswich

COST: $10

Genies in residence

Meet members of the Ipswich Genealogical Society at the Ipswich Central Library every Wednesday.

WHEN: 10am-12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library

COST: Free

Silk Road Belly Dance

Silk Road Belly Dance and Low Impact Exercise class is suitable for women of all ages and fitness levels.

WHEN: 6.45pm every Wednesday.

WHERE: Masonic Hall, Nicholas Street, Ipswich

COST: $12

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