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11 things to do in Ipswich

Minecraft - Raspberry Pi

  • Thursday, February 15 from 3.30-5.30pm at the Ipswich Central Library

TAKE your computing skills to a new level. Use the library's Raspberry Pi kits to build your own minecraft server. There are four sessions involved in this workshop, beginning on February 15. The workshops will run until May 17. You must be able to attend all four sessions to successfully complete the workshops.

Attendees must also have prior computer and Minecraft skills.

Phone the library on 3810 6815 for more information.


The Handmade Expo

  • Saturday, February 17 from 8am-1pm at the Ipswich Turf Club

THE Handmade Expo is a monthly market held at the Ipswich Turf Club. There will be lots of stalls selling unique items. A huge range of breakfast and lunch options are also available.

Contact Andrew on 0488791379 or for more information.


Built for Speed

  • 10am-5pm daily, until February 18 Ipswich Art Gallery, D'Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

Design, build and race your Lego hot rod, dragster or supercar down rad ramps and slick tracks. Modify your ride for extra speed then re-race your turbocharged wheels for ultimate victory.

COST: $5 per person or $15 for a family pass (admits up to five people. Must include at least one adult). Free for under 2s.


Afternoon tennis for over 35s

  • Ipswich District Junior Tennis Association courts, Chermside Road, Ipswich, 10am-5pm daily

Ipswich Veterans Tennis Association hosts afternoon tennis for over 35s each Sunday. Contact the association on 0418 154 903.

1pm-4pm. Membership $45 per year, $5 court fees on the day

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

COST: $5 per person or $15 for a family pass (admits up to five people).


Ipswich Showplace Markets

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Rd, 6am-11.30am

The Ipswich Showplace Markets are held every Sunday at the Ipswich Showgrounds. They are open to the public between 6am and 11:30am.

Stallholders currently sell a range of items, both new and second hand. They range from toys, clothes, books, plants, household items, DVDs and CDs, art, craft, tools, hardware, services, fruit and vegetables, ice-cream, hot food, coffee and more.

COST: Coin donation. Free for under 2s.


Disney sing-a-long festival

  • Limelight Cinemas, Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre, 10.30am

Experience your favourite Disney films on the big screen as part of this special sing-a-long festival. Tickets include free kids' craft and prizes for best dressed.

COST: $6 per person


19th & 20th Century Works, 10am-5pm daily, until October 14

  • Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery's collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich's heritage.

COST: Free entry


RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre Public Open Day

  • RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, South Amberley Road, RAAF Base Amberley, 9am-3pm (Every third Sunday)

Their open days are suitable for young and old, so bring along the kids and the grandparents and anyone else who loves planes. As the heritage centre is located within RAAF Base Amberley, you must have photo ID. http://www.raafamberley

COST: Entry is free though donations are appreciated


Ipswich Volunteer Crime Stoppers committee meeting

  • Tuesday, February 20 from 5.45-7pm at the Ipswich Country Club, Samford Rd, Leichhardt

CRIME Stoppers is a not-for-profit community organisation that raises awareness of the anonymous reporting number 1800 333 000, mobile app and internet reporting avenues. The committee also raises funds for the rewards program.

If you are interested in the safety of your community, come along and become a Crime Stopper. For more information, contact Sgt Nadine Webster on 38171351.


Celebration of language and literacy

  • Wednesday, February 21 from 9.30-11.30am at the Ipswich Central Library

CONNECT with different cultures at this special event at the Ipswich Central Library. Students from the Goodna State School Indigenous Group will be performing, and there will also be art workshops, activities and interactive storytelling. Fun for families with children up to six years old. It is free to attend. Phone the library on 3810 6815 for more information.


Visit the Cooneana Heritage Centre

  • 1041 Redbank Plains Road, New Chum

IF you're into history, then put a visit to Ipswich's historic Cooneana Homestead on your itinerary. Home to the Ipswich Historical Society and Spinners and Weavers, Cooneana Heritage Centre houses historical photographs, memorabilia, artefacts and mining displays. 

They are open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-2pm and the second and fourth Sunday of the month.

Admission price is $5 for adults. Children under 12 are free.

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