1 Meet a bilby
- Queens Park Cafe, 10a Merle Finimore Ave, Ipswich
- Tomorrow, 9am-11am
GET UP close and personal with a real bilby, and chat with Ipswich's "bilby man" Frank Manthey.
Queens Park nature centre bilby Lester will be on show at the cafe tomorrow morning.
Mr Manthey, co-founder of the Save the Bilby Fund, will be there to raise awareness of, and funds for, the native animal.
Inquisitive children and adults can learn much about the endangered bilby from Mr Manthey, who will be happy to answer any questions.
Money raised through the Save the Bilby Fund has helped to build predator-proof fences for bilby reserves.
Food and drink available for purchase.
Visit savethebilbyfund.com to find out more and to support the fund.
2 Pet shelter fun day
- Animal Welfare League of Queensland, 6 Hooper St, Ipswich
- Tomorrow, 10am-2pm
JOIN other animal lovers and Big Brother star Delilah the kelpie in celebrating the shelter's first birthday.
The birthday party will feature a jumping castle, fairy floss, sweets for sale, a giant raffle and more.
Visit the "AWLQ Ipswich Rehoming Centre" Facebook page to find out more.
3 Fair trade market
- Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St, Ipswich
- Today, 9am-4pm, and tomorrow, 9am-3pm
SHOP with a conscience at this ethical Christmas market.
Sift through a wide range of certified fair trade products sourced from Africa, Bangladesh, India, South America, Thailand and more.
Products on offer will include toys, decorations, nativity scenes, home decor, gift wrap, stationery and jewellery.
Free entry, with refreshments available for purchase and lucky door prizes.
4 Christmas carnival
- Glamorgan Vale Community Hall, Main St
- Tonight, 5pm-9pm
FAMILIES and other Glamorgan Vale residents can enjoy this community event, which will feature a visit from Santa, children's rides, food stalls and a bar.
Santa will visit at 7pm, with gifts for primary school students and younger children.
Musician Kev Smith will perform, and the popular ham wheel will spin throughout the night, with tickets priced at $1.
5 Collectables market
- Peak Crossing State School hall and yard,
- Ipswich-Boonah RdToday, from 7am
THE last Peak Crossing Antique Collectables and Country Market for the year will feature pre-loved items, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables and homemade food.
There will be a coffee van and sausage sizzle, and items for sale will include collectable and vintage products, as well as memorabilia; handmade, recycled and up-cycled clothing; gifts and more.
Entry is $2 for adults and free for children.
Stallholders pay a stall coast of $30 and can arrive from 5am.
Free on-site parking.
6 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.
The show features a full-size helicopter simulator, jet ski simulators and more realistic rescue situations.
Children will be able to learn about search techniques, emergency communication and supplies and rescue equipment, such as the Jaws of Life.
It is 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.
7 Poetry slam
- The Squealing Pig Hotel, 214 Brisbane St, Ipswich
- Tomorrow, 2pm-4pm
SPOKEN word poets and lovers of poetry can get caught up in the explosive and inspiring atmosphere of the Wordfood Slam's Ipswich heat.
MC Ghostboy and special guest Adam Hadley will perform, as well as local poets vying for a spot in the Wordfood Slam at the Woodford Folk Festival.
Competitors can sign up from 1.30pm.
Food and drink available for purchase.
Visit ipswichpoetryfeast.com.au for more.
8 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 on 0466 965 364.
Visit doggydogma.com.au to find out more.
9 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 will sell farm-fresh produce, antiques and second-hand items, plants and handmade soaps and gifts.
Free entry, with on-street parking.
10 Springfield market
- Robelle Domain Parklands, Education City Drive, Springfield Central
- Today, 7am-12pm
STOCK up on freshly picked and home-made 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.