February 9: Geraldine Turner marks a celebrated career

Turner's Turn

Geraldine Turner is a true icon of Australian show business. Throughout a career that spans four decades, she has earned her place in the Australian Theatre as one of this country’s most legendary leading ladies.

Turner’s Turn is a celebration of Geraldine’s incredible life on stage and marks her first cabaret performance in more than ten years. This intimate evening of songs from her celebrated career, peppered with show business anecdotes and stories (and there are some great stories to tell), is a rare opportunity to see one of Australia’s most beloved stage performers, up close and personal, in an intimate setting.

WHEN: 6.30pm

WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre, corner Limestone and Nicholas Sts

COST: $65, includes two-course meal

Railway Swimming Club

Railway Swimming Club is a family friendly club run by volunteers. Races are for kickboard swimmers through to Seniors.

WHEN: Friday nights at 7pm

WHERE: Georgie Conway Swim Centre, Toongarra Road, Leichhardt

COST: Pool entry free with membership. Membership fee is $50 for the six month season

Toadbusting night

Learn how to identify cane toads, how to catch and euthanise them humanely. All toads caught are used to make Buffo bait tabs to catch cane toad tadpoles. Gloves will be provided but BYO torch and bucket with a lid. Wear closed in shoes, long sleeves and trousers.

WHEN: 7pm-8pm

WHERE: Spring Lake Parklands, Springfield Lakes. Meet at the pontoon opposite IGA Shopping Centre on the corner of Burlington Terrace and Springfield Lakes Boulevard

COST: Free

Live at the Coronation Hotel

Brissie band buddies The Disgruntled Taxpayers, BUZZkillers and ROO are heading west to Ippy for a fun, FREE night of Rock and Roll, humour and a little bit of awkwardness. Over 18s only.

WHEN: 7pm – 11pm

WHERE: Coronation Hotel, 254 Brisbane Street, West Ipswich

COST: Free entry

Midnight Groove Band

One of Australia’s leading corporate music acts returns to Ipswich, covering dancefloor fillers from classic jazz to the latest top 40 hits.


WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey Street, Raceview

COST: Free

Women's Adventure Film Tour

Don’t miss the film tour featuring some of the world’s most inspiring women in adventure. In a celebration of extraordinary women, a selection of films from the annual Mountainfilm Festival will be screened. The global first event was launched to a sold-out Sydney crowd and due to popular demand, the tour will come to Studio 188 in Ipswich for a one-and-only event.

Don’t miss your chance to experience a night of edge of your seat outdoor adventuring and storytelling.

WHEN: 5.45pm-9pm

WHERE: Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St, Ipswich

COST: $5

Story time at Riverlink

Share in the fun of stories, rhymes and songs to build important language and reading readiness skills. Everyone is welcome to our free story time sessions at Riverlink Shipping Centre, held at the food court performance area. Story time is ideal for children under 6.

WHEN: 9.30am-10am

WHERE: Riverlink Shopping Centre

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.

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