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March 6: Nippers plan and learn at rail museum

Nippers play and learn

Nippers Play & Learn sessions bring the magic of rail to life for our youngest visitors with singing, art and craft, storytelling and games.

Meet at the entrance of The Workshops Rail Museum for these interactive, fun-filled one-hour sessions. No need to book, but note that these sessions are exclusive to annual pass holders.

WHEN: 10.30am-11.30am

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich

COST: Annual pass: Adult $37, Child (3-15) $24, Family $99

The Power of Positive Parenting

Want to see more of the behaviour you like and less of the behaviour you don’t like? Come along to a Triple P – Positive Parenting Program seminar. There are three seminars available for parents of children up to 12 years old.

WHEN: 6 – 7.30pm

WHERE: Kaleidoscope Kids Goodna, 45 Alice St Goodna

COST: Free. Book your place 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 Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank

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

Reading Circle

Meet people, share ideas, learn and have fun!Whether you’re into reading, writing, gardening, history, or swapping recipes & remedies, you’re sure to learn something new and maybe make some new friends.

WHEN: 11am – 12pm

WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Dr, Redbank

COST: Free

Story Time

Share in the fun of stories, rhymes songs and games to build important language and reading readiness skills. Everyone is welcome.


  • 8.30am – 10.30am at Ipswich Health Plaza, 21 Bell Street, Ipswich
  • 9.30am – 10.15am at Orion Springfield (near JB Hi-Fi)
  • 11am – 11.30am at Bunnings Springfield Central, Southern Cross Circuit & Main Street, Springfield Central


COST: Free

Writers Circle

Aimed at budding writers to share creative writing ideas, enjoy a chat, and find out about writing resources.

WHEN: 11am – 12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, Study Room 1, 40 South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Wriggle and Rhyme at Orion Springfield

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: Orion Springfield (near JF Hi-Fi)

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

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

Seniors walking group

Find more activites for seniors at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: Every Tuesday at 4.30pm

WHERE: Limestone Park (meet at entry opposite Central School), 42A Chermside Road, Ipswich

COST: Free

Social cooking group

Do you love to cook? Want to learn new recipes? Have fun cooking with friends at Gailes Community House’s weekly social cooking group. More info on 3879 3004.

WHEN: 9.30am-12.30pm every Tuesday

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: $5

Paper Craft Group

Try your hand at card making and scrapbooking. Make beautiful greeting cards and gifts. Learn techniques for stamping, embossing and die-cutting. Materials supplied. No experience necessary. More info on 3879 3004.

WHEN: 12pm-2pm every Tuesday

WHERE: Gailes Community House, 30 Karina Street, Gailes

COST: $4

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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