10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Cr Paul Tully as Envoy One and Ray Davis as Herod at the Western Gateway Christmas Spectacular.
COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Cr Paul Tully as Envoy One and Ray Davis as Herod at the Western Gateway Christmas Spectacular. Contributed

1 Christmas show

  • Shiloh Church, 72 Redbanks Plains Rd, Goodna,
  • Tonight and tomorrow night, 6-9.30pm

THE Western Gateway Christmas Spectacular is a free community celebration that will feature Santa, animals and fireworks.

The show will take place under the stars in the Shiloh Church amphitheatre.

Santa will arrive as the pre-show program starts at 6pm.

Carols and a musical featuring live farm animals will run from 7pm.

The night will finish with a fireworks finale.

Entry is free, with hot food, snacks, drinks and glowsticks available for purchase.

Organisers have advised attendees to bring their own picnic blankets or camping chairs.

Phone Shiloh Church on 3288 5966 to find out more.

 

2 Movie in the Park

  • Sutton park, Workshops St, Brassall
  • Tonight, 6.30pm-9.30pm

ANIMATED favourite Puss in Boots will screen as part of the Ipswich City Council's free movies in the park program.

Puss In Boots tells the story of lifelong friends Puss in Boots and Humpty Dumpty.

Attendees are encouraged to pack healthy snacks and a picnic blanket and settle in early for the free film.

Puss in Boots is rated PG.

Visit ipswich.qld.gov.au to find out more about the free movie program

 

3 Handmade Expo

  • Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba
  • Today, 8am-2pm

SORT your Christmas shopping out and find unique handmade gifts at this monthly market.

The Handmade Expo will feature up to 100 stallholders offering handmade items for purchase, including soaps, preserves, art, craft, clothing and more.

Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. Free entry and parking.

 

4 Sunday jazz

  • Spicers Hidden Vale, 617 Mount 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 and is free to listen to, and menu items at Cottons Restaurant start from $12.50.

Phone the restaurant on 1300 179 340 to book or to find out more.

 

5 Live poetry

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd, Ipswich
  • Tomorrow, 1pm-4pm

ENJOY lashings of local verse at an open mike poetry reading tomorrow.

The hotel will host a number of wordsmiths performing their original works.

Beeble Poets is a monthly event that also features live musical entertainment.

All are welcome to perform original poetry or to spectate.

Phone the restaurant on 1300 179 340 to book or to find out more.

 

6 Puppy social

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd, Ipswich
  • Tomorrow, 8.45am-9.15am

SOCIALISATION is an important aspect of puppy training and dog owners can take advantage of a free puppy social tomorrow morning. The free class will be held before Doggy Dogma's regular obedience class.

Puppies need to have had their first vaccination to attend. Free entry to the social class, bookings to 0466 965 364.

Visit doggydogma.com.au to find out more.

 

7 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, 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.

Queensland Police Service representatives will be on site between 10am and 1pm today with a police dog exhibit and Rhino patrol vehicle.

Free entry.

Watch the video at qt.com.au.

 

8 Remembrance trees

  • Booval Fair Shopping Centre, 37 Chermside Rd, Eastern Heights
  • Today, 8.30am-5pm

WRITE a message to a lost loved one and attach the message with a bauble to one of the trees. Purchase a bauble for gold coin donation to raise money for Ipswich Hospice.

Phone 3812 0063 or visit ipswichhospice.org.au to find out more about Hospice and the trees.

 

9 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.

 

10 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.

Stalls at the country market will sell farm-fresh produce, antiques and second-hand items, plants and handmade soaps and gifts. The school grounds are located about half and hour from Ipswich.

Free entry, with on-street parking.

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