February 15: Comedy at the Racehorse

Have a laugh at Racehorse Hotel

Want a good laugh? Racehorse Hotel has lined up two of the funniest comedians in the business, Rob Brown and Mark McConville. This is an 18+ event.

WHEN: 6.30pm-10pm

WHERE: 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: Dinner and show $25, just the show pre-sale $10, just the show on the door $15. Book on 3282 1222.

Workshops rail museum curator tour

Meet the museum’s curator at the Moving Goods gallery at the entrance for a special tour. Hear the history of the site and learn some interesting facts along the way. The tour takes about 30 minutes.

WHEN: Starts 11.15am

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

COST: Included in the price of entry. Adults $14.50, concession $12.50, Child 3-15 $11.50, Family $44.50.

Women's self defence

Join De Been 100% Jiu Jitsu and learn self-confidence and simple techniques to have the highest possible chance to defend yourself should the need ever arise in a real life situation. The focus is on teaching practical methods for women to ward off an assailant.

WHEN: 5.30pm-6.15pm

WHERE: 5/31 Ipswich City Mall (above Bendigo Bank)

COST: Gold coin donation

Learn PC: Basic Computers, Internet and Email

This three week course will take you through the basics of computers. Understand how to use an internet browser and explore the internet, set up an email account and send emails with attachments.

Week 3: Setting up and using email, includes:

  • How to set up a Google Mail (Gmail) account
  • Sending emails with attachments
  • Discussion about email spam and scams
  • Email etiquette

WHEN: 10am-12pm

WHERE: Redbank Plains Library, Moreton Avenue, Redbank Plains

COST: Free

Learn to Skate Board

Learn to skateboard with a friendly female coach in an all-girl environment with seven free clinics covering skating and longboarding. All the gear is provided and anyone can participate, from absolute beginners to those looking to learn a few more tricks. Sign up today!

WHEN: 3pm – 6pm

WHERE: Rotary Park, 252 Brisbane Road, Bundamba

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.

Chris Doyle

Dance the day away as the one man big band treats you to a greatest hits party, from swing standards to jazz classics and everything in between.

WHEN: 11am

WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey Street, Raceview

COST: Free

Minecraft: Raspberry Pi

Take your computing skills to a new level. Use our Raspberry Pi kits to build your own Minecraft server. Design, create and survive. Build your Minecraft skills from the ground up.

WHEN: 3.30pm-5.30pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, training room, 40 South St

COST: Free, but bookings essential

Sashiko Demo

Find out more about Sashiko. Sashiko originated in Japan as a way to mend and reinforce garments. It then evolved into a unique form of embroidery.

WHEN: 10am-10.30am

WHERE: Shop 2 West Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Raff De at CSI Ipswich

WHEN: 11am – 2pm

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

DragonBall Super Weekly Comp

WHEN: Every Thursday 7pm – 10pm

WHERE: Good Games Ipswich, Shop 1, 44 East Street, Ipswich

COST: $10

Bunch of Blokes social group

Join this men only social group. Activities include cooking, gardening, cards and board games. Shared lunch provided. More info on 3879 3004.


WHEN: 10am-1.30pm

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: $4

Kids workshops at Redbank Plaza

Workshops for children aged two to five are held at Redbank Plaza each Tuesday and Thursday. Children can enjoy fun, energetic, exciting sports based activity sessions. The sessions are designed to promote play-based learning. Places are limited, more info here.

WHEN: 11am and 11.30am, each Tuesday and Thursday

WHERE: Redbank Plaza, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank

COST: Free

Tech savvy seniors: Virtually steamed

It’s never too late to learn. Become a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) powered senior. Build new skills and get connected in a relaxed environment. This session looks at the world through the lens of a Virtual Reality headset. Immersive experiences, digital  painting and gaming fun. You’ve got to try it to believe it. Adults 55+ years.

WHEN: 10am-12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, training room, 40 South St, Ipswich

COST: Free event

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