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10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

HEALTHY GLOW: Fresh is the best way to eat fruit and veges.
HEALTHY GLOW: Fresh is the best way to eat fruit and veges. Contributed

1 Country market

  • Fernvale State Primary School grounds, Brisbane Valley Hwy
  • Tomorrow, 6am-noon

RISE and shine early to find a bargain at the Fernvale Country Markets tomorrow morning. Stalls at the weekly country markets will be selling farm-fresh produce, antiques and second-hand items, plants and handmade soaps and gifts.

The Fernvale State Primary School grounds are located about half-an-hour north of Ipswich, on the Brisbane Valley Hwy in the picturesque Somerset region.

Free entry into the markets, with plenty of on-street parking near the school.



2 Hall Dance

  • Glenore Grove Hall, Glenore Grove
  • Tonight, 8pm-midnight

Enjoy an evening of dancing, supper and competitions at the Glenore Grove Hall Dance.

The Monte Carlo and lucky spot waltz as well as a mixed program of dances will be performed on the night.

Music will be performed by the band The Drifters.

A lucky door prize will be held on the hour as well as a multi draw raffle.

Entry is $8.


3 Water park fun

  • Robelle Domain, Springfield Central and River Heart Parklands, Ipswich
  • Today and tomorrow

STAY cool this summer in Ipswich's water parks.

The recently-opened Riverheart Parklands in central Ipswich and Robelle Domain in Springfield have seen big crowds trying to escape the heat over the remaining holidays.

The Circle at Robelle Domain also features a light and sound show, with a Christmas theme running until the end of the month, playing twice a night from 7pm to 9pm.


4 Springfield market

  • Robelle Domain Parklands, Education City Dve, Springfield Central
  • Today, 7am-noon

STOCK up on freshly-picked and homemade produce, fresh flowers, plants and more. Food stalls will sell breakfast and take-home items.

Children can enjoy face painting, and a masseuse will be on site to help relieve aches and pains.


5 Fire dancing

  • Queens Park, Ipswich
  • Tomorrow, 6pm-8.30pm

IPSWICH-based fire dancing troupe Anem Aed will perform solo and group routines.

Watch as the dancers twirl fiery poi, staffs and hula hoops. The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or chairs to make spectating more comfortable.


6 Sunday jazz

  • Spicers Hidden Vale, 617Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester
  • Tomorrow, 1pm-5pm

SOAK up the smooth sounds of jazz at Spicers Hidden Vale tomorrow. Music will be provided by a jazz duo.

Menu items start at $12.50. Phone 1300 179 340.


7 Landscape art

  • Ipswich Art Gallery, UQ Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Place
  • Today and Tomorrow 10am-5pm

THE Siegfried Manietta: Landscape Art and Inspiration exhibition has entered its final days.

Spectacular Australian landscapes are on show at the Ipswich Art Gallery until Sunday, January 6.

Tickets can be booked by returning the ticket form from the Ipswich Art Gallery website ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au or by phoning 3810 7333. Tickets are $10 for Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery members or $15 for general admission.



8 Rescue show

  • Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Pl, Nicholas St, Ipswich
  • Today and tomorrow, 10am-5pm

THE interactive Rescue exhibition will put children in charge of simulated land, sea and air rescues. Rescue features a full-size helicopter simulator, jet ski simulators and more realistic rescue situations.

Children will be able to learn about rescue-related medicine, search techniques, radio communication and supplies and equipment such as the Jaws of Life.

It's one of the Ipswich Art Gallery's largest exhibitions yet, and Ipswich will be the travelling show's only east coast stop before it heads overseas.

Free entry.


9 Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends visit Workshops

  • Thomas 2013 - By the seaside/Railway Workshops, North Ipswich
  • Tomorrow until Thursday, February 3

COME and see Australia's biggest Thomas the Tank Engine event these holidays.

Thomas will be joined by his friends, including the Fat Controller and trains Edward, Donald and Douglas at The Railway Workshops Museum.

The show's theme is 'by the seaside' and will bring the English summer to the Workshops.

There will be regular performances throughout the day as well as stories told by the Fat Controller, opportunities to explore Thomas' cabin and a Thomas and Friends cinema as well as a number of other events and the regular attractions of the Railway Workshops.

Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information about Thomas and Friends' visit to the North Ipswich Rail Workshops Museum.


10 Redbank Plains markets

  • Easter Taipans Cricket Ground, Redbank Plains Rd, Redbank Plains
  • Today, 6am-noon

Get your fill of fresh produce, local arts and crafts, trash and treasure as well as bric-a-brac.

Hot and cold food stalls will also be running, all in the central location of the Eastern Taipans Cricket Grounds.

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