Five things to do in Ipswich this weekend

1 Live Comedy

  • Brothers Leagues Club, Ipswich.
  • Sunday 6.30pm-10pm

COMEDIAN Col Elliot will perform live at Brothers Leagues Club as part of his Australia-wide tour. Having been a comedian for nearly four decades, Col knows how to make an audience laugh. He has just released a new book titled In Between The Laughter and has re-released the double CD set COL-FESSIONS.

For bookings contact Brothers Leagues Club on (07) 3817 2999 or visit


2 Family History

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cnr of Haig and Hunter Sts, Brassall
  • Tomorrow 10am - 4pm

THE Ipswich Family History Centre in Brassall is celebrating National Family History Month by helping locals research their roots and discover their family's history. All visitors are welcome from those beginning to examine their family tree to those who are experienced. Bring concise information about your family history and receive advice on where to go from there.

For more information contact Don Bailey, director of family history on 0438 545 499.

3 Lifeline Bookfest

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd
  • Today to Sunday 9am - 4pm

BOOKFEST is on again in Ipswich, Lifeline will have plenty of books for sale with prices starting from just $1. Open Friday from 3pm to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm at the Ipswich Showgrounds on Warwick Rd.

For more visit

4 Gem and Mineral Show

  • Ipswich Show Grounds
  • Tomorrow 8am - 3pm

A VARIETY of gems, semi-precious stones, minerals and fossil specimens will be available for sale. Win a handcrafted 9ct gold ring set with sparkling peridot and see how gems and semi-precious stones are cut and crafted.

Entry is $4 for adults and free for school children. For more information phone 0434 225 154.

5 IGGS Fete and Market Day

  • Ipswich Girls Grammar School
  • Tomorrow 10am - 3pm

THE Fete and Heritage Market Day will include market stalls, great food, cakes, sweets and handmade craft as well as rides for the kids and entertainment for all ages. Come and see the Guinness Book of World Records "largest art in bark picture" proudly made in Queensland at "The Fiveways" at the IGGS school grounds.

Parking and admission is free.

For more information contact organisers on


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