January 11: Rob Rosenlund shuffles through the memories

Rob Rosenlund

Rob Rosenlund, from the band Wickety Wak, is best known for his impersonations of Kermit the Frog and the late John Denver. Since Wickety Wak disbanded in 1990, Rob has been a successful entertainer. Kermit’s “Rainbow Connection” is a given, but he also plays songs from the 50s through to today’s hits. For those too young to remember Wickety Wak, we’ve dug an episode of Brisbane Extra from the archives to explain.

WHEN: From 11am

WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey St, Raceview

COST: Free entry

Switch Bricks

Switch Bricks was created in 2012 from a desire to share the love of LEGO with a wider audience and to create something fun and different for kids to do on the school holidays in the Ipswich Area.

WHEN: Daily between the 8th and 13th of January
Morning session runs from 9am – noon
Afternoon session runs from 1pm-4pm

WHERE: The Amare Centre, Sacred Heart Primary School, 25 Cothill Road, Booval

COST: 4-14 years – $10 per session. 1-3 years – $5 per session. Children under 1 and adults free.

DIY chalk board workshop

Make your own chalk board at Brassall Shopping Centre’s back to school workshop.

WHEN: 10am-2pm

WHERE: 68 Hunter Street, Brassall

COST: Free

Craig Taylor

From country rock to the classics, Craig Taylor performs sets from 11am through to 2pm.

WHEN: From 11am

WHERE: Club Services Ipswich, 5a Lowry St, North Ipswich

COST: Free entry

Trolls at Redbank Plaza

Join Princess Poppy and Branch from the Dreamworks Trolls movie in a show filled with music and adventures.

WHEN: 11am-1.30pm. Free shows at 11am and 1pm, meet and greet from 12pm-12.30pm

WHERE: Redbank Plaza, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank

COST: Free

Flavours of Summer

Spicers Hidden Vale invites you to indulge in a truly unique food festival showcasing the delicious variety of food and beverages that summer in Queensland has to offer.

The inaugural Flavours of Summer Gourmet Festival celebrates fresh produce, suppliers and retailers from across the local region and offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in unique Australian activities.

Today’s events include:

  • All day: Home-made ice cream of the day
  • All day: The Perfect Party Co. lawn games
  • 6.30am-7.30am: Adventure Walk
  • 10am: Sourdough masterclass
  • 4pm-5pm: Cocktail making class
  • 5pm-5.30pm: Market garden tour
  • 6pm-7pm: Aperol chacuterie hour by the pool
  • 9pm: Moonlight cinema – Chef

WHEN: January 8-28

WHERE: Spicers Hidden Vale, 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester

COST: Varies per event

Insectarium at Workshops Rail Museum

Explore the microscopic world of insects in a fantastic photographic exhibition of Queensland Museum specimens. Come face to face with colourful insects with hands on insect activities.

See images of the iconic Dodd insect collection – where art meets science; get up close to insects from the Queensland Museum collection; see live stick insects and sort their insect eggs from their frass (stick insect poo); create your own butterfly that flutters when you move; be an insect artist! Examine insects up close then draw and colour them; match the butterfly wings to create amazing butterfly pictures; see microscopic images of insects in 3D.

WHEN: Until January 21.

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North St.

COST: Adult $14.50, Concession $12.50, Child (aged 3-15) 11.50, Family $44.50

Lego Ninjago Play Zone

Put your hands and minds to work at Orion Springfield Central’s ninja inspired zone, featuring challenges, building areas, meets and greets and more. No bookings required.

WHEN: 10am-2pm

WHERE: Target and Coles mall, Orion Springfield Central, Main Street, Springfield

COST: Free

African drumming

African drumming with Sandra is a great chance to do some therapeutic rhythmic work. All musical abilities welcome. Phone 0416 826 203 to confirm attendance.

WHEN: 5pm-6pm

WHERE: Central Church Hall, 6 Gordon Street, Ipswich

COST: Gold coin donation

This is my heritage: Exhibition

Viewing a photograph from the past, or holding an object of historical significance, can spark interest, emotion and dialogue. But, when a unique personal connection is established between an object and an individual, it has the power to stir poignant memories and promote a deeper understanding and knowledge of times gone by.

This is my heritage explores the profound connection that objects have to family, country and culture through the personal memories and experiences of 12 of Queensland’s Indigenous artists and educators..

WHEN: 9.30am-4pm, until January 21

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

COST: Adult $14.50, Concession $12.50, Child $11.50 (age 3-15), Family $44.50

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

DragonBall Super Weekly Comp

WHEN: Every Thursday 7pm – 10pm

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

COST: $10

Get crafty at Orion

Join in the fun these holidays and decorate your own library bag with Spendless Shoes. No bookings required.

WHEN: 10am-1pm

WHERE: Coles mall, Orion Springfield Central, Main Street, Springfield

COST: Free

Make a key tag at Riverlink

Keep the children occupied by getting them to decorate and personalise their very own key tag for their school bag.

WHEN: 10am-2pm

WHERE: Food court area, Riverlink – Downs Street and The Terrace, North Ipswich

COST: Free

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