The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre has a free public open day this Sunday.
The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre has a free public open day this Sunday. Contributed

Five things to do this weekend

Christmas in July

  • SUNDAY JULY 17 8am-12noon

HEAD along to RSPCA Wacol Animal Care Campus on Sunday July 17, 8am to 12pm and enjoy RSPCA's Christmas in July Markets. Make it a family day as they have lots to do and see from market stalls, kids' entertainment and music to meeting Santa and his Elves.

There will be an Education Talk at 9am and 11am and a reptile meet and greet, let's not forget our scaly friends who are also looking for forever homes!

This is a pet friendly event but the RSPCA do not encourage visitors to bring their personal pets along on the day. If you do, you will not be able to access all areas of the event.


Fun night with the 'Desperadoes'!


The Ipswich Orpheus Chorale is proud to present 'Desperadoes', a fun-filled theatre-restaurant experience on July 15, 16 and 23 at the George Hogg Performance Venue, 122 Chermside Road, East Ipswich.

'Desperadoes' is a wise-cracking Western full of wild characters, great laughs, and wonderful songs presented to you by the talented members of the Ipswich Orpheus Chorale.

"Our theatre restaurants are always wonderful entertainment," said Chorale Musical Director, Thomas Keenan. "This year is no exception. Our director, Rob Bendell, and his cast are doing a great job in preparing this hilarious show for our valued patrons. Don't miss it!".

Come along and enjoy a great 2 course meal in air-conditioned comfort. A range of beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks are available for sale at fantastic prices! Book online at


The Wiz


Presented by St Edmund's College and St Mary's College, come follow the Yellow Brick Road…

Adapted from the well-known story of the Wizard Of Oz, our story begins when Dorothy tries to save her dog, Toto, from a storm. She's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy-land called Oz where, upon her arrival, she is told about The Wiz, a wizard who can help her get back home.

As Dorothy goes in search of The Wiz, she's joined by the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.

So, come join us on the Yellow Brick Road for a night that radiates with energy and is filled with a lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music.

Playing at the Ipswich Civic Centre, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets on sale now.


RAAF Amberley Heritage Centre


RAAF Base Amberley was home to a fleet of bright yellow Tiger Moths during the Second World War, to train learner pilots who later went into combat.

See an iconic F-111 supersonic strike bomber, and the early jet fighters, the Sabre and Mirage. Then there are the two bombers - a World War 2 Boston and the Vietnam-era Canberra. Climb into the Caribou battlefield airlifter, inspect the Army Pilatus Porter, Iroquois (Huey) and the MASH-style Sioux helicopters.

All visitors over 16 must provide photographic identification.

The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre is open this Sunday between 9am and 3pm. Turn off the Cunningham Highway to RAAF Amberley and follow the signs. Admission is free and photography is welcomed.


Peaks to Points Festival


BUSHWALKING, bird watching and tree planting are all part of the excitement of the Peaks to Points Festival.

This Saturday, why not take a guided walk of the beautiful Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate at Purga, from 8am to 11am.

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