March 14: Chasing Our Past – DNA Testing

Chasing Our Past - DNA Testing

Have you ever tested your DNA for family history research? Learn from an experienced researcher how DNA testing can be a useful tool for the family historian. Book here.

WHEN: 6pm-7.30pm

WHERE: Springfield Central Library

COST: Free, book here

Kids Code Club

Build your coding skills using Scratch. Learn to code and work with robots at one of the new four week programs. Coders can only book once per semester in either A, B, C or D sessions. Book here.

WHEN: 3.30pm-4.30pm

WHERE: Springfield Central Library

COST: Free, book here

Reading Circle

Bring a book, enjoy a casual chat and share your favourite reads. Book here.

WHEN: 10am-11am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library

COST: Free, book here

Digital Arts - Sketch

Learn how to draw digitally using a stylus and a tablet. Create works of art without mess. This session will use the Windows Ink sketching tools that are available on Windows 10. Book here.

WHEN: 10am-noon

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library

COST: Free, book here

Story Time at Ipswich Central Library

Enjoy the magic and make new friends while exploring a different theme each month with stories, songs and movement. Share in the fun of stories, rhymes, songs and games to build important language and reading readiness skills.

WHEN: 9.30am-10.15am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library

COST: Free

Auslan Story Time

Share in the fun of this special Story Time session where everyone gets to experience the visual language of Auslan (Australian sign language). All children and families welcome. Ages zero to six years with mums, dads and/or carers.

WHEN: 9.30am-10.15am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library

COST: Free

Dive into Books

Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at your local pool – Bundamba Swim Centre. Free entry for families attending the Story Time session. These sessions are subject to weather conditions. If in doubt call the library or check the Ipswich Libraries Facebook page.

WHEN: 9am-9.30am

WHERE: 256 Brisbane Road, Bundamba

COST: Free

Story Time

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

WHEN: 9.30am – 10.15am

WHERE:  Ipswich Central Library, 40 South Street, Ipswich

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

Playing with Light at Ipswich Art Gallery

Light is intrinsic to our lives, from natural phenomenon like rainbows to advanced technologies including communication, security and medicine, to the simple light bulb. It has a multitude of applications and influences how we see the world. Step out of the darkness and into Playing with Light.

This full-body interactive exhibition explores our big bright, colourful world full of light, lasers and lenses. With over 22 interactive exhibits, Playing with Light explores the role light plays in our life and in our world.

WHEN: Until April 28, 2019

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich

COST: $5 per person or $15 for a Family Pass (admits up to five people. Must include at least one adult). Free for children under two.


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 – click here

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

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

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

Ipswich Artists: works from the Collection

See the diversity and skill of local Ipswich artists in this display featuring works that have been acquired for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

Artists featured are Gary Abkin, Tim Acutt, Chenaya Bancroft-Davis, Annie Clarke, Donna Davis, Charmaine Davis, Mieke den Otter, Colleen Gardener, Angela Geertsma, Sally Harrison, Lizzett Kim, Wayne McDonnell, Sharon McKenzie, Deb Mostert, Kate Roberts, Andrew Spark and Helen Vere. Many of the pieces displayed have been acquired through the Ipswich Art Awards over the past 15 years and are shown in conjunction with this year’s Ipswich Festival.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free


BYO whatever craftiness you’re working on – complete creative freedom!

Chill with a drink, listen to good music, unwind, be social or politely ignore.

WHEN: 5.30pm – 7pm

WHERE:  Banshees Bar & Artspace, 131 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

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