March 19: Seniors Connect Sessions

Seniors Connect sessions

Choose one of the two informative sessions to attend.

Dementia Awareness – Hear about the different types of dementia, the risk factors, early signs and symptoms and where to turn for further support and information.


Peace of Mind CPR – What is more important than knowing how to save a life? Be prepared and learn the basics of resuscitation and how to use a defibrillator.

WHEN: 10am

WHERE: Humanities Building Auditorium, 56 South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Baby Rhyme Time

Share rhymes, songs, and stories that support your baby’s early language learning, communication and social skills. Meet other parents in a fun and safe environment. This is a four week program that runs for 30 minutes each week. Program involves attendance at all 4 sessions.

Ages: 0 – 6 months with mums, dads and/or carers

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – Limited places available. Phone (07) 3810-6815.

WHEN: 9.30 – 10am

WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Dr, Redbank

COST: Free

Makerspace: Distinct Prints

Distinct PrintsSimple Textile Art –  Experience an introduction to the basics of screen printing with local artist and textile printer, Bec Lewis.  Work with hand-cut stencils and water based inks to design and create your own simple print. Adults (18+ years). Optional: BYO light coloured item (60% cotton/linen)


WHEN: 10am – 11.30am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, The Mezzanine, 40 South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

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: Ipswich Central Library, 40 South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

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

Middle Eastern Dancing

Anyone welcome to come along and learn Middle Eastern, Armenian, Bollywood style dancing.

WHEN: Every Monday, 6pm – 7pm.

WHERE: 18 Salsbury Street, Ipswich

COST: $10


Active parks – Yoga is on every Monday during the school term.

Find out what other activites you can do to stay fit at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 6pm

WHERE: Queens Park Croquet Hall, Merle Finimore Ave, Ipswich

COST: Free

Bingo CSI

Free Bingo at CSI.

WHEN: 6.30pm for a 7pm start Every Monday

WHERE: CSI, 5A Lowry Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

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

Kidz Biz at Gailes Community House

Kidz Biz at Gailes Community House is a great way for children aged five to 12 to have fun and make new friends. Activities include indoor/outdoor play, craft, cooking, games, movies and much more. Afternoon tea provided. Children must be signed in and picked up by an authorised adult. Registration required. Phone 3879 3004 for more information.

WHEN: 3.30pm-5pm every Monday (except school holidays)

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: Free, registration required

Eighty8 Hip Hop

Kids Hip Hop Dance classes for absolute beginners. Your children will learn to express themselves through movement from one of New Zealand’s finest dancers.

WHEN: 4pm

WHERE: Just Sports n Fitness, phone 0431 136 335

COST: $7

ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

ANZAC is the result of acclaimed New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart’s thirty year journey photographing World War One Memorials across New Zealand and Australia.

Focusing on the lone ‘digger’ memorials Aberhart’s photographs chart a seemingly simple pathway through the landscapes of these two nations, reflecting the scale the conflict had on these regions.

This exhibition is presented to coincide with the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

Trivia Night

Bring your family or friends and form a team from 2 to 6.  Vie for prizes worth over $100 each week as you battle it out over Movies, TV, Music, Logo’s, General Interest, Sport and more.

WHEN: 7pm – 9pm Every Monday

WHERE: Jets Leagues Club, 15 Downs Street, North Ipswich

COST: Free


Join in the fun with 20 different games, 2 Jackpot games, Super 7 and more.

WHEN: Every Monday 10am – Noon

WHERE: Ipswich Jets Leagues Club, 15 Downs Street, North Ipswich

COST: Free entry

Beading with Howard

Ever wanted to learn how to make beaded jewellery? Join Our House, Our Haven’s small beading group each Monday. Howard will teach you everything you need to know to create some beautiful things to keep. Beading kits and tools provided. Booking necessary as spaces a limited. Phone 0416 826 203.

WHEN: 10am-11am

WHERE: 6 Gordon Street, Ipswich

COST: $5, booking required

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