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March 4: Clean Up Australia Day

Help clean up Australia

Help keep Springfield Lakes beautiful by joining in the Clean Up Australia Day event.

Children and families welcome. You can bring a canoe or kayak. Wear protective shoes, sun smart clothes and a hat.

BYO water bottle. Bags, gloves and sunscreen will be provided.

There are two sites – Spring Lake Parklands or Regatta and Discovery Lakes. Online registration essential for catering and insurance purposes. Register here:

Spring Lake Parklands:

Regatta and Discovery Lakes:

WHEN: 7.30am-9.30am

WHERE: Spring Lake Parklands or Regatt Discovery Lakes

COST: Free

Clean up the Brassall Bikeway

Friends of Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and Bushwalking Queensland are managing their first ever Clean Up Australia Day event. The group meets at John Murphy Park (62 Diamantina Blvd, Brassall) and will be walking along the trail and bikeway, collecting any rubbish they see. /wear enclosed footwear, a hat, sunscreen, sun shirt, insect repellent and a bottle of water.

WHEN: From 6.30am

WHERE: 62 Diamantina Blvd

COST: Free

Steam train Sunday

All aboard! Travel through Brisbane on a historic steam train and relive the splendour of a bygone era. Pass through city stations and enjoy river crossings on your journey aboard vintage carriages.

WHEN: Departs 10.15am and 11.40am (times subject to change)

WHERE: Departs and returns to Roma Street station in Brisbane

COST: Adult $30, concession $27, child (under 15) $18, Family $88. Tickets available from The Workshops Rail Museum on 3432 5100.

Disney sing-a-long festival

Experience your favourite Disney films on the big screen as part of this special sing-a-long festival. Tickets include free kids’ craft and prizes for best dressed.

WHEN: 10.30am

WHERE: Limelight Cinemas, Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre

COST: $6 per person

2018 Ipswich Trail Run Series

There are distances to suit all runners, as well as free kids events and community walks. Are you up for the challenge?

WHEN: 5.15am registration pick up. 6.30am Event Start

WHERE: Castle Hill, Blackstone

COST: Various. Community walk and kids free

Disney Classics Film Festival

The Disney Classics Film Festival brings four family favourites back to the big screen. Today it’s Bambi.

WHEN: 10.30am

WHERE: Event Cinemas Springfield, Orion Springfield Central

COST: $8 per person

Community meet and greet at Deebing Heights

A community meet and greet will take place at Sovereign Park. The relaxed event is a chance for Deebing Heights residents to meet their neighbours. A face painter will be on hand for the children. Bring a chair and a plate.

WHEN: From 2pm

WHERE: Sovereign Park, 98 Sovereign Drive, Deebing Heights

COST: Free

Ipswich Showplace Markets

The Ipswich Showplace Markets are held every Sunday at the Ipswich Showgrounds. They are open to the public between 6am and 11:30am.

Stallholders currently sell a range of items, both new and second hand. They range from toys, clothes, books, plants, household items, DVDs and CDs, art, craft, tools, hardware, services, fruit and vegetables, ice-cream, hot food, coffee and more.

WHEN: 6am-11.30am

WHERE: Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Rd

COST: Coin donation

Afternoon tennis for over 35s

Ipswich Veterans Tennis Association hosts afternoon tennis for over 35s each Sunday. Contact the association on 0418 154 903.

WHEN: 1pm-4pm

WHERE: Ipswich District Junior Tennis Association courts, Chermside Road, Ipswich

COST: Membership $45 per year, $5 court fees on the day

All Abilities Morning Run

Rise and Shine, head out for a run. Find other ideas to stay fit at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 6am

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

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

English-Spanish Church

Fountain of Eternal Life Christian Church (Iglesia Fuente De Vida Externa) serves the Latin America community in Springfield Central and surrounding communities. Services are held weekly.

WHEN: 10.30am-12.30pm

WHERE: 4/145 Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield Central

COST: Free

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