SHOW IT OFF: The first Rosewood Charity Show and Shine is being held to raise money for a missionary team heading to South Africa to help build an orphanage.
SHOW IT OFF: The first Rosewood Charity Show and Shine is being held to raise money for a missionary team heading to South Africa to help build an orphanage. Sarah Harvey

10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

1 Rosewood Show n Shine

  • Rosewood Showgrounds, Rosewood
  • Today, swap meet set-up from 7am

COME along and enjoy a great day out in support of a mission trip to Africa.

The first annual Rosewood Charity Show and Shine will be packed with trade stalls, a swap meet, kids' entertainment and food and drink.

All vehicle makes and models are welcome from street machines to hot rods to cruisers.

Entry is free. For more information phone Barbara on 0412 140 239

 

2 Fernvale Markets

  • Fernvale State School Oval, Brisbane Valley Hwy
  • Tomorrow, 6am - 12noon

THIS country-style market features homemade baked goods, fresh produce, arts and crafts and plants, second-hand goods and much more.

Food and drinks are available on site and entry is free.

For more information phone 5464 3863

3 Springfield Organic Market

  • Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield
  • Today, 7am - 1pm

THIS great community event held each Saturday is a great destination for foodies, as there are a range of stalls selling fresh organic and conventional produce.

The markets also play host to various local artists and designers selling a wide range of unique handmade products.

In addition to the shopping, the location of the markets is also pleasing as children can enjoy the shaded playground and waterpark.

Entry is free and parking is available on site. For more information visit organicfoodmarkets.com.au

4 Construction Site

  • Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Pl
  • All weekend, 10am-5pm

VISIT Construction Site for an awesome hands-on experience the whole family can enjoy.

Recommended for youngsters aged two -12 years. Cost is $3 per person.

The event will be held till January 27. For more information visit ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au

5 Park Run

  • Catherine Morgan Park, Augustine Heights
  • Today 7am

SPRINGFIELD Park Run will take place with all walkers, runners and families invited to take part in the free, timed 5km event.

The runs take place each week in pleasant parkland surroundings and are suitable for people of all ages and fitness abilities.

For more information or to register: parkrun.com.au

6 Ipswich Cinemas

  • Cinemas located across Ipswich
  • All weekend, opening times vary

WITH new release films like 47 Ronin, Jack Ryan, The Book Thief and Saving Mr Banks why not visit one of Ipswich's cinemas.

Reading Cinemas is located in Redbank Plaza Shopping Centre, Limelight Cinemas is located in Riverlink Shopping Centre and Event Cinemas is located at the Ipswich Mall.

For more information phone 3818 8044 (Reading), 1300 792 579 (Limelight) or 3281 8887 (Event).

7 Greyhound Racing

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd
  • Tonight, first race 7.49pm

HEAD to the showgrounds for some great Greyhound Racing action.

The event will feature a full range of racing from maidens to 5th grade races.

The restaurant, TAB and bar will be open from 6.15pm.

Admission costs $5.50 for adults, $3.30 for concessions and children under 18 are free. For more information phone 3202 2977.

8 A Day Out With Thomas

  • The Workshops Rail Museum, Nth Ipswich

THOMAS the Tank Engine has rolled is rolling into museum for a week of circus-inspired entertainment and activities.

Guests can meet the iconic train, the Fat Controller and friends of Thomas, build tracks in the Thomas Play Pit, take part in circus inspired activities and much more.

The museum is open from 9.30am-5pm.

For more information phone 34325197 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au The event will run until February 2.

9 Cool Down At Swim Centres

  • Centres located across Ipswich
  • All weekend, opening hours vary

BEAT the summer heat with a trip to one of Ipswich's popular swim centres.

trip to the pool is more than just a swim these days, centres provide a number of facilities that make a trip to the pool a full day outing.

The four centres include Goodna Aquatic Centre, the Rosewood Swim Centre, the Georgie Conway Leichhardt Community Swim Centre and the Bundamba Swim Centre.

For more information phone 3381 8240 (Goodna),5464 1246 (Rosewood), 3281 8743 (Leichhardt) or 3282 2801 (Bundamba).

10 Showplace Markets

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd
  • Tomorrow, 6am-11:30am

COME along to the Ipswich Showplace markets held every Sunday.

There is a lot to see and browse with an array of stalls offering tools, toys, clothing, home-wares, arts and crafts and more.

You can even come and have some

breakfast and grab yourself a coffee before you start to wander.

For more information phone 3281 1577. Onsite parking is available.



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