March 29: Queen’s Baton Relay

Celebrate the Queen's Baton Relay

Take part in a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games when the Queen’s Baton Relay comes to Ipswich. Carrying a message from the Her Majesty the Queen, the baton will wind its way through the heart of Ipswich before arriving at Limestone Park for a community celebration. Find out all you need to know – including the relay’s route and how to see it – here.

WHEN: Relay from 2.30pm, community event from 4pm

WHERE: Ipswich CBD and Limestone Park

COST: Free

Movies in the Park

Enjoy A Dog’s Purpose (PG) at Ipswich City Council’s Movies in the Park. A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

WHEN: 7pm

WHERE: Limestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich

COST: Free

Butterfly Effect at Racehorse Hotel

If alternative metal is you things check out Brisbane band The Butterfly Effect who are holding their first shows in five years, with original frontman Clint Boge at the helm. They will be supported by Rival Fire and Osaka Punch.

WHEN: 7.30pm-midnight

WHERE: 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: Buy tickets here


This single session will help get you introduced to tech self education. Check out free online courses available to help you build your skills across a wide range of topics using resources such as GCF Learnfree.

No computer skills are required.

This is a single program that runs for 2 hours with a short break in between.

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

Triple P Positive Parenting Program


Head along to this free Positive Parenting Program seminar. There will be tea and coffee served, no child minding available. Book at

WHEN: 10am – 11.30am

WHERE: Churches of Christ Housing, 200 Brisbane Street, Booval

COST: Free, available to parents and carers of children up to 12 years old.

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 – 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

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

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

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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