January 20: Christopher Robin and the Orient Express

Tivoli Drive-in and markets

Gates open super early for the drive-in, but there’s a reason for that. The markets are open from 4pm, before movies kick in at 7pm. Tonight’s blockbusters are The Son of Bigfoot at 7pm, and The Shack at 8.45pm.

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

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

COST: Carload of people $10

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
  • 7am-11pm: Coffee tastings
  • 8am-5pm: Land Rover test drive
  • 10am: Sourdough masterclass
  • 3.30pm-5pm: Cheese and bubbles masterclass
  • 4pm-5pm: Cocktail making class
  • 5pm-5.30pm: Market garden tour
  • 5pm-6.30pm: Backyard cricket
  • 6pm-7pm: Aperol chacuterie hour by the pool
  • 9pm: Moonlight cinema – 100 Foot Journey

WHEN: January 8-28

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

COST: Varies per event

Dive-In Movie

Springfield’s Robelle Lagoon will host the region’s first-ever dive-in movie event later this month, featuring the popular Disney movie, Finding Dory. A big screen will be set up poolside.

WHEN: January 20 at 6.30pm

WHERE: Robelle Lagoon, Springfield

COST: Free

The Copy Cats on stage

The Copy Cats have spent the last few years performing in solo, duo and band format in venues around the country to a variety of audiences from all ages whether it be a country pub or an inter city nightclub the bands focus is providing quality entertainment.

WHEN: From 9.30pmn

WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey St, Raceview

COST: Free entry

Poco Loco at Club Services Ipswich

Enjoy Poco Loco at Club Services Ipswich.

WHEN: 7pm-10.30pm

WHERE: 5A Lowry Street, North Ipswich

COST: Free


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

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

Race ya mate

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

WHEN: 20 January, gates open 4pm.

WHERE: Willowbank Raceway

COST: $50 to race, $20 for spectators. Children 13 and under free.

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

Watch Trolls outdoors

Watch the movie Trolls (rated G) outdoors at Providence South Ripley’s Splash ‘n’ Play Park. Forty West Cafe will have a special movie deal on the night or BYO picnic. Will be postponed if wet weather.

WHEN: 6.45pm, movie will commence once the sun has set

WHERE: Amity Way, South Ripley

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.

Crash course: Pre-calc maths (day one)

Come for the Hackerspace Ipswich crash course in pre-calculus mathematics, where we run through the basics needed for a wide range of fields, including the trades, academics, business and finance. On Day 1, we will be covering Algebra and Functions.

WHEN: 10am-3pm

WHERE: Firestation101, 101 Limestone St, Ipswich

COST: Free event, but bookings 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

Ipswich Multicultural Projects meeting

Ipswich Multicultural Projects are a group of people who enjoy and respect multiculturalism. Their aim is to celebrate our differences and richness of our cultural diversity. Their montly meeting is on today, all new comers welcome.

WHEN: 10am

WHERE: 18 Salisbury Road, Ipswich

COST: Free

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