May 17: Learn to use your smartphone to monitor health and fitness

Tech Savvy Seniors: Steam Fit

It’s never too late to learn. Become a STEAM* powered senior.
Build new skills and get connected in a relaxed environment. Monthly Sessions – Collect the full program from any branch or on our website.

Session 8: Steam Fit

Unlock the potential of your smart phone or tablet with apps for monitoring health and fitness.

Adults (55+ years)


The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program has been funded by Telstra and the Queensland Government through State Library of Queensland.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths

WHEN: 10am – 12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, 40 South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Cosmic Psychos - Loudmouth Soup Tour

Australia’s greatest export since Crocodile Dundee, Cosmic Psychos have released their 11th studio album, Loudmouth Soup. After singing about beers for a solid three decades, it is no surprise that the Psychos have finally delivered a song about the hangover from hell in the form of Feelin Average. Catch them at the Racehorse Hotel.

WHEN: 8pm

WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: $34.70, book here

Tracy Vaughan at Brothers

Tracy Vaughan is a popular entertainer known for her amazing voice and professionalism. She was a finalist in the 2000 Entertainer of the Year Awards at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and has continued to wow audiences ever since.

WHEN: 11am

WHERE: Wildey Street, Raceview

COST: Free

First 5 Forever - Pop-up

Bringing fun and interactive children’s programs to you. Spark your child’s creativity with different activities each session including stories, songs, music making and block play. Meet Bee-Bot, our child friendly robot and other characters. Collect free books and activities to continue the fun at home.

WHEN: 9.30am – 10am

WHERE: Leichardt Swim Centre

COST: Free

DIGITAL SKETCH: Virtual Painting with Tilt Brush

This single session course will take you through what Virtual Reality (VR) is and demonstrate how artists are creating digital works using this fantastic new medium. Every booking will get a chance to play around with a digital painting tool, Tilt Brush.

WHEN: 10am-12pm

WHERE: Redbank Plains Library

COST: Free

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


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: 9.30am – 10.15am

WHERE:  Ipswich Central Library, 40 South Street, 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

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

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

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