10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

1 Live Comedy

  • Brothers Leagues Club
  • Tomorrow 6.30pm - 10pm

PLEASANT Sunday with Col Elliot, enjoy some live comedy by one of Australia's best comedians as he performs in Ipswich during his Australia-wide tour. Col's acting talent, satire and down-to-earth Australian comedy are guaranteed to entertain audiences of any age.

For more information visit http://brothersipswich.com.au/

2 Ferny Grove Market

  • Railway Station, Ferny Grove
  • Tomorrow 6am - noon

WEEKLY flea markets; if you love a bargain, then these markets are for you. Plenty of stallholders, food options and homemade cakes and jams on offer. Fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, secondhand clothes and bric-a-brac, perfect for the whole family.

For more information phone 0418 721 751.

3 Family History

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

THE Ipswich Family History Centre in Brassall is celebrating National Family History month by helping locals discover their roots and research their family's history. Bring information about your family history and receive free advice on where to go from there.

For more information phone Don on 0438 545 499.

4 Lifeline Bookfest

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd
  • Today and tomorrow from 9am - 4pm

BOOKFEST is on once again in Ipswich. Lifeline will have plenty of books for sale with prices starting from just $1. Art and craft items also available on the day.

For more information visit uccommunity.org.au/brisbane-bookfest

5 Gem and Mineral Show

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd
  • Today, 8am - 3pm

LARGE variety of gemstones, minerals and fossils on sale and display. Dealers and hobbyists will be selling their wares at very reasonable prices. Everybody is welcome and refreshments available.

For more information phone 0434 225 154.

6 Ipswich Girls' Grammar Markets

  • IGGS school grounds, cnr Queen Victoria Parade and Chermside Rd
  • Today 10am - 3pm

IGGS will host a family fete and heritage market with stalls, rides and entertainment for the whole family. Cakes, sweets, clothing and handmade products will all be on sale. The Guinness Book of World Records "Largest Art in Bark Picture" will also be on display.

For details contact Kym on 0416 073 061.

7 Wind Tubes

  • Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Place
  • Today until September 7, 10am - 5pm

DESIGN and build your very own flying creation to test in the Wind Tubes. All materials are provided free of charge. Wind Tubes is a fun, interactive exhibition for the whole family. Special toddler sessions available.

Free admission, special space provided for children under two, for more information call 3810 7222.

8 Nippers Play and Learn

  • The Workshops Railway Museum, North Ipswich
  • Today 10.30am - 11.30am

NIPPERS play and learn sessions bring the magic of rail to life for the museum's youngest visitors with singing, art and craft, storytelling and games for railway annual pass members. Annual passes cost $40 per adult, $23 for children aged three to 15 and $118 for a family of two adults and up to four children.

For more information phone 3432 5100.

9 Big Dog Rescue Challenge

  • Ipswich Rehoming Centre, West Ipswich
  • Today 10am - 5pm

UNTIL August 10, Ipswich Rehoming Centre will reduce all big dog prices to $10 from $250 to encourage the adoption of larger breeds for Animal Welfare League's 'The Big 10 Dog Rescue Challenge'. Come to 6 Hooper St, West Ipswich, and visit the animals waiting to be adopted.

For more information call 3202 4688 or visit ipswichrehoming@awlqld.com.au

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