May 13: Trees For Mum Day

Trees for Mum Day

Celebrate your wonderful mum and mother nature by planting a native tree in her honour.

Enjoy a coffee and cake while the kids check out the playground or bring a picnic rug and relax under a shady tree. Information on native plants and home gardening will also be available on the day and you can collect your free plants from the Council mobile nursery on site.

Mums will receive a small gift to celebrate Mother’s Day.
What to bring: Hat, closed in shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, drinking water. 

WHEN: 9am – 11am

WHERE: George Palmer Park, Cnr Blackstone Road and Sealy Street, Silkstone

COST: Free. Registration is essential, click here.

A Private Collection

Belonging to an astute private collector, this uniquely personal collection of Australian art was assembled over a 60 year period. The collection gathers together over 130 works and has a particular focus on Queensland artists. Artist featured include William Bustard, Robert Campbell, Julian Ashton, Lionel Lindsay and Charles Lancaster.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich

COST: Free

Planning Weddings Ipswich Expo

Get along to this brand new wedding expo. No matter what you have in mind for your special day, this expo can help make your dreams a reality. Celebrants, photographers, venue representatives, make-up artists, hair stylists and many more wedding professionals will be on hand. More info here.

WHEN: 10am-3pm

WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre, corner Limestone and Nicholas streets, Ipswich

COST: $5

Rob Rhodes at Brothers

Rob is one of the most versatile and dynamic solo performers on the scene today. He is just as at thome playing the classics of the 1960s and ’70s as he is with 1980s pop/rock and contemporary hits. So whether you are 18 or 80, there is something for you in Rob’s engaging show.

WHEN: 2pm

WHERE: Wildey Street, Raceview

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

Ipswich Artists: works from the Collection

See the diversity and skill of local Ipswich artists in this display featuring works that have been acquired for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

Artists featured are Gary Abkin, Tim Acutt, Chenaya Bancroft-Davis, Annie Clarke, Donna Davis, Charmaine Davis, Mieke den Otter, Colleen Gardener, Angela Geertsma, Sally Harrison, Lizzett Kim, Wayne McDonnell, Sharon McKenzie, Deb Mostert, Kate Roberts, Andrew Spark and Helen Vere. Many of the pieces displayed have been acquired through the Ipswich Art Awards over the past 15 years and are shown in conjunction with this year’s Ipswich Festival.
WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

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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