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March 1: Tiny weaving at The Art and Craft Cottage

Tiny Weaving Make and Take

Create a wee little weaving on the very cute and tiny loom from Tumbleweave. When you are finished stay for morning tea. Loom and fibre included. Bring a needle with a large eye or purchase one in store. Bookings essential.

WHEN: 10am-11am

WHERE: The Art and Craft Cottage, Shop 2 West Street, Ipswich

COST: $12

Give a self-driving shuttle a try

The future is here. Head to Orion Lagoon and hop on an electric self-driving shuttle. It will travel along John Nugent Way. The self-driving shuttle demonstration is part of Ipswich City Council’s Smart City Program.

WHEN: 10am-12pm, 12.30pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4pm

WHERE: Orion Lagoon, Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

COST: Free

Business Breakfast with Steve Nance

The Ipswich Grammar School Old Boys invite you to attend a sit down business breakfast and enjoy the opportunity to network and listen to guest speaker Steve Nance. Considered a pioneer and one of the most influential strength and conditioning coaches in the country, Steve was an IGS staff member and parent. He has returned to IGS in 2018 as First XV coach. Steve will share his insights on the evolution of fitness in modern day sport, dealing with change and team dynamics learnt from his time with elite teams such as the Broncos and Wallabies.

WHEN: 7am-8.30am

WHERE: 88 Limestone Street, Ipswich

COST: $35pp, $245 table. Book here

Scale-free network: Micro Draw Workshops

See the world in a whole new way! Ipswich Art Gallery will be home to Scale Free Network’s exciting art-science laboratory. Microscope drawing workshops combine a lesson in science, art and mathematics inspired by the microscopic world.

Using the microscopes supplied, students look at slides and live samples from different areas of scientific research such as microbiology, geology, water ecology, parasitology and botany as well as their own special objects. They then create works of art. This is for students in Years 3-10. Bookings are usually made by teachers and are essential.

WHEN: Sessions at 9.30am and 11.30am Monday to Friday, until March 23

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place

COST: Free entry

Learn Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

This three week course will take you through learning the basics of Microsoft Office. Understand how to create documents, spreadsheets and fancy slide shows using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Basic computer skills are required.

Week 1: Writing with Word, includes

  • Exploring different templates
  • Discovering a variety of text styles
  • Inserting tables, pictures and shapes
  • Saving and exporting documents

WHEN: 10am – 12pm

WHERE: Redbank Plains Library, Moreton Avenue, Redbank Plains

COST: Free

Immunisation Clinic

Ipswich City Council conducts free immunisation clinics. There is no need to make an appointment. Please bring your Medicare card and your child’s immunisation record book.  If you don’t have a book, we can write out a card for you – however, it is preferable that all records be kept in a single location to ensure a complete

WHEN: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Dr, Redbank

COST: Free

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 to Longboard - Women On Wheels

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: 4pm – 6pm

WHERE: Rotary Park, 252 Brisbane Road, Bundamba

COST: Free


Live Life Get Active is suitable for adults of all ages, body shapes and fitness levels and has a ‘go at your own pace’ philosophy to exercise. The boxing class goes for 45 minutes.

Find out what other exercise you can do for free or low cost around Ipswich – Active and Healthy Ipswich

WHEN: 9.15am

WHERE: Soverign Park, Sovereign Drive, Deebing Heights

COST: Free

DragonBall Super Weekly Comp

WHEN: Every Thursday 7pm – 10pm

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

COST: $10

Story Time

Come along and listen to stories, songs, rhymes and other fun activities.

WHEN/WHERE: 9.30am – 10.15am – Ipswich Central Library, 40 South Street, Ipswich

11am – 11.30am – Bunnings West Ipswich, corner Brisbane and Clay Sts, West Ipswich

COST: Free

Learn tribal bellydance

Take an hour out of your busy week and give tribal bellydance a try. Classes are for women 15 and above. Tribal bellydance helps strengthen your core and is great fun. More info on 0409 414 151.

WHEN: 6.30pm-7.30pm

WHERE: Ipswich Masonic Centre, 82A Nicholas Street, Ipswich

COST: $15 per class

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

Sewing and mending group

Got a project you have wanted to begin or outfits that need mending? This group is for you. Come and share ideas, resources and a good chat. Sewing machines, overlockers and various other resources supplied.

WHEN: 9.30am-11.30am

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: $4

Pool comp at the Racehorse

Fancy yourself as a bit of a pool shark? Prove it at the Racehorse Hotel’s weekly pool competition. The winner will take home a $50 venue voucher.

WHEN: 6pm every Thursday

WHERE: 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: Free

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 every Thursday

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: $4

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