February 24: Nut Job and Wonder at the movies

Tivoli Drive-in and markets

Gates open super early for the drive-in, to allow guest the opportunity to check out the markets from 4pm. Movies kick in at 7pm. Tonight’s blockbusters are The Nut Job 2 at 7pm, and Wonder at 8.45pm.

WHEN: Gates open at 4pm, movies from 7pm.

WHERE: Tivoli Drive-in, 50 Coal Rd, Chuwar

COST: Carload of people $10

2. Parkrun

Start your weekend off with some fitness fun. This free 5km event is held weekly and suitable for runners and walkers of all fitness levels. Volunteers are also sought to help the event run smoothly.

WHEN: 7am

WHERE: Catherine Morgan Park, Cnr Renehan Place and Santa Monica Drive, Augustine Heights

COST: Free

Race Ya Mate

Race Ya Mate events are to cater for any individuals who wish to race their vehicles down the 1/4 mile. Entry is on the day at the gate.

WHEN: Gates open 4pm and runs commence at 4.30pm.
WHERE: Willowbank Raceway
COST: $50 to race, Spectator $20, children 13 years and under free.

CWA Cent Auction

Light supper included. There will also be a raffle.

WHEN: 6.30pm for a 7pm start
WHERE: Rosewood CWA Hall, 4 John Street, Rosewood
COST: $2 entry plus a sheet of tickets start at $5

Needle felting mushroom workshop

Explore the wonderful world of needle felting while creating your own whimsical mushroom. Materials provided. Bookings essential.

WHEN: 10am-1pm

WHERE: Shop 2, West Street, Ipswich

COST: $55, includes materials. Book on 3281 8702

Indoor pool launches at Redbank Plains

Rackley Swimming Redbank Plains will launch its new indoor pool with a family fun day. The event will include face painters, a jumping castle, a balloon entertainer and other attractions.

WHEN: From 9am

WHERE: Shop 103/403 Redbank Plains Road, Redbank Plains

COST: Free

Hear author Estelle McCrohan at Crossroads Books

Come along and hear Ipswich independent author Estelle McCrohan speak about writing. This is part of the Crossroads Books Independent Authors Seminar series.

WHEN: 10am-noon

WHERE: Crossroads Books, 1 Bell Street, Ipswich

COST: $5

Are You Being Served auditions

Auditions are being held today for the popular dinner theatre, Are You Being Served? Come along and try out. Ipswich Musical Theatre’s Company will be putting this show on, which has been adapted for the stage by its original creators. Director is William McCreery-Rye, who directed the popular The Vicar of Dibley for IMTC in 2016.

WHEN: 9am

WHERE: The Old Courthouse, corner of East and Roderick Streets, Ipswich

COST: Free

Learn 3D design and print

This three-week course will teach you the basics in 3D design using an online tool, Tinkercad. Start to create your own unique design, explore similar designs online and mix them into your own. Prepare your 3D designed object for printing and have a chance to design in virtual reality using Google Blocks. Basic computer skills are required. Email address is required for these sessions. Week 3 talks about importing and mixing 3D designs, preparing 3D design for printing, exploring other 3D design applications, and using virtual reality to create 3D designs.

WHEN: 10am-12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library training room

COST: Free, but bookings are required

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

DIY workshops at Bunnings Springfield Central

Add some new skills to your repertoire with DIY workshops and activities at Bunnings Springfield Central. Full details here.

WHEN: 9.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm

WHERE: Southern Cross Circuit and Main Street, Springfield Central

COST: Book here

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