March 2: Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s sweet performance

Lollipops and Swoons

Be charmed by Nimrod which you will know from films Dunkirk and Elizabeth. Barber’s Adagio is profoundly beautiful and enshrined in PlatoonThe Elephant Man and even South Park – it’s been sampled, digitalised and rearranged endlessly.

Rachmaninov’s Vocalise is one of the composer’s most cherished pieces with its wandering melody poised above pulsing chords. And of course, Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Nutcracker is pure, sweet delight, beloved by audiences.

As the largest performing arts company in Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra plays a vital role in Queensland’s cultural community, giving over 157 live performances across 47 weeks each year to more than 1.6 million people.

WHEN: 7.30pm

WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre, corner Limestone and Nicholas Sts

COST: $45

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

WHERE: Orion Lagoon, Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

COST: Free

Llewellyn Motors League Legends Lunch

Celebrate the beginning of the 2018 NRL season and support a worthy cause at the League Legends Lunch at Racehorse Hotel.

It will be a great afternoon with Ipswich great Allan Langer, former Balmain Tigers enforcer Paul Sironen and former Broncos, Maroons and Australian hooker Greg Conecsu.

Jets coach Shane Walker and current women’s rugby league superstar Ali Brigginshaw will also be there.

Money raised will help the Bravo family of Ipswich care for their daughter Samantha who is currently fighting Leukemia.

WHEN: 12pm-3.30pm

WHERE: 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: $100 per person. Book tickets here

Groove and Grape at Studio 188

Celebrate the onset of the weekend with an evening of live jazz and delicious local wine in this intimate and acoustic venue. Groove and Grape is a night showcasing the talented musicians from Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

WHEN: 8pm-10pm

WHERE: Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St, Ipswich

COST: $25, $72 (table of 4)

Wriggle and Rhyme

Exploring language through movement. Bounce, clap, wiggle and giggle as we share fun rhymes, songs and stories with our older babies. Ages: 6-18 months with mums, dads and/or carers.

WHEN: 10.30am – 11am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, 40 South Street, Ipswich AND Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Dr, Redbank.

COST: Free

First Friday Fun

A fun library club to feed the creativity, imagination and curiosity of primary school students.

WHEN: 3.30pm-4.45pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, 40 South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Free pet microchipping clinic

Humans, it’s up to you. Get your pet microchipped. Microchipping your pet ensures you are reunited quickly if they get lost. Free microchipping for first-time dog registrations. If your dog is already registered with council, microchipping is only $20 on the day (EFTPOS available). You can also microchip your cat on the day for only $20.

WHEN: 9am-12pm

WHERE: Evan Marginson Park, Woogaroo Street, Goodna (next to the netball courts)

COST: Free for first-time dog registrations at the event

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

First 5 Forever - Toddler Time at the Plaza Library

Share rhymes, stories, songs, and movement to help develop language and social skills in your active toddler. For Ages 18 months – 3 years

WHEN: 9.30am – 10am

WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Dr, Redbank

COST: Free

Springfield Markets

It’s market day at Springfield. Hop on down to Robelle Domain Parklands for an afternoon treat, browse through local talented artists and crafters, shop for homewares and enjoy dinner with family and friends from food trucks and multicultural stalls.

WHEN: 3pm-8pm

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central

COST: Free entry

Mums, Dads and Bubs

The Springfield Mums, Dads and Bubs runners group aim to get parents out of the house and meeting with other parents.

See more activites for Mums and Bubs at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 9.30am every Friday

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

COST: Free

Railway Swimming Club

Railway Swimming Club is a family friendly club run by volunteers. Races are for kickboard swimmers through to Seniors.

WHEN: Friday nights at 7pm

WHERE: Georgie Conway Swim Centre, Toongarra Road, Leichhardt

COST: Pool entry free with membership. Membership fee is $50 for the six month season


The Goodna Youth Service exists to empower young people in their communities, to maximize their potential in the face of the barriers or challenges to positive living.

WHEN: Friday afternoons 3.30pm – 4.30pm

WHERE: GYS Office, 11 William Street, Goodna

COST: Free

Eighty8 Hip Hop

End the working week with a bang with hip ho classes for beginners. Fun, easy and cheap. Open to all levels of dance and to those with no experience at all. Taught by one of New Zealand’s finest dancers so you will definitely be promised a great session week after week.

WHEN: 6.30pm

WHERE: Lifestyle Health Clubs, 344 Redbank Plains Road

COST: $12

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

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