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School holidays continue: 11 Things to Do September 26 to 28

1. Everything Kawaii

Get creative with a Japanese twist and explore all things cute and kitsch including origami, printing, furoshiki and more. Secure your spot here.

WHEN: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September, 2pm to 3pm
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: Free

2. Children's Writing Workshop

Samantha Wheeler guides budding writers through the process of developing a narrative and working on character, plot and setting. Bookings on 3470 1644.

WHEN: Thursday 28 September, 11am to 12pm
WHERE: Bookface, Orion Springfield Central, 1 Main Street, Springfield Central
COST: $14.95

3. Loose Ends

This is your last week to catch Jens Altheimer’s colourful and creative take on the wonderful world of puppets. Book and pay for tickets here.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 1 October, 10.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm
WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: $7 per person, under 2s free

4. Story Time

Share the fun of stories, rhymes, songs and games to build language and reading skills for children. This month’s theme is Let’s Pretend.

WHEN: Wednesday 27 September, 10.30am to 11.15am
WHERE: Orion Springfield Central, 1 Main Street, Springfield Central
COST: Free

5. Play with Clay

Get your hands dirty at this school holiday workshop. Experiment with shape, form and texture while you learn creative techniques for basic clay modelling.

WHEN: Now until Friday 29 September, 10.30am to 3.30pm
WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: Free

6. Enviroplan Photo Competition Exhibition

Get up close and personal with amazing entries from the annual Ipswich Enviroplan Photo Competition.

WHEN: Now until Monday 2 October
WHERE: Queens Park Environmental Education Centre, Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich
COST: Free

7. Sensory Friendly Day

This special event will create an engaging and fun space that children with sensory processing difficulties can share with their families and carers.

WHEN: Wednesday 27 September, 9.30am to 4pm
WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich
COST: Free with museum entry

8. Adult Code Club

Interested in programming? Join the Adult Code Club and learn new skills from scratch. Basic computer skills are required.

WHEN: Thursday 28 September, 6pm to 7pm
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: Free

9. Ipswich Fishing and Water Fest

Don’t miss your chance to win up to $500 in prizes. Head out to your favourite Ipswich fishing spot and share photos of your catch using #IpswichFishingComp17.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 30 September
WHERE: All legal fishing spots in Ipswich
COST: Free

10. Thursday Night Book Club

Share stories from your favourite reads and hear about the books that have Ipswich people turning the pages.

WHEN: Thursday 28 September, 6pm to 7pm
WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank
COST: Free

11. one for the diary: Hospice Jacaranda Dinner

My Kitchen Rules winners Amy and Tyson Murr will join MasterChef contestant Nicole Stevenson at the inaugural Ipswich Hospice Jacaranda Dinner. The black tie event will feature canapés, a five-course mini degustation menu with paired wines and live entertainment. It will raise money for the Chermside Road palliative care facility and will see Main Street at Springfield Central transformed into a unique party venue.

WHEN: Saturday 14 October, 6pm
WHERE: Main Street, Springfield Central
COST: $155 per person

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