River Festival ‘uncorked’ and offers food, music, art and more
THE RIVER Festival started last night at the Theodore RSL with the local Uncorked Art Exhibition. The wine and cheese evening was a hit, as was the auction of the Local Leonardos art submissions.
Twelve members of the public were chosen to create some form of art. The junk sculptures were also a hit.
You can view the art exhibition on Friday and Saturday from 9am until 3pm for a gold coin donation.
Markets and fun day
ON SATURDAY, Theodore State School Coffee Shop will be on-site to cater for the parents’ coffee cravings while the kids take advantage of a $25 six-hour unlimited rides special at Junction Park.
It’ll float your boat
YOU’RE running out of time to find that elusive something that could just ‘float your boat’ at the River Festival this weekend.
Come down to Junction Park from 1–3pm. This will be a fun afternoon for participants and spectators alike. Some of you may actually have a raft or something resembling a raft, but it’s not essential. How about the old trough, the fishing tinny or the kayak?
And I reckon there’d be a tractor tube or two lying around that might just need a small patch. Remember, anything goes as long as you can paddle it! Please remember, every participant must wear a lifejacket. Torpedoes may be available at the gun shop!
Tug of war
BETTER start eating your spinach! From 4pm Saturday the Tug of War will be on. Get your teams together for a fun afternoon. There is a maximum of eight per team, with prizes for the winning adults’ and children’s teams.
LOCAL music will be a big attraction. Theodore’s got lots of talent starts Saturday afternoon with an allTheodore Music crew.
The afternoon starts with the Theodore State School Choir and Jessica and Danielle Gowlett from 1–2pm. Then from 2pm until 5pm with Joseph Maloney, Jim Cannon and Shane Andrews until 8pm, then Adrian Brown to midnight. The bar starts at midday.
Fill your tummy
FOOD will be everywhere – Barry Mundi will have his fish and chips van and the Lions of Theodore will have their world-famous steak burgers.
The multicultural eat street will be taking place on Saturday night from 5.30pm. Come and taste the diversity of Theodore.
There will be a wide variety of international foods to sample as you watch the sun set over the Dawson River and listen to local talented musicians.
OUR Dawson River Festival did until now hold details of a secret visitor. One Nation’s Pauline Hanson is set to visit Theodore and the River Festival.
A large number of locals have mentioned they intend to move away from the mainstream political parties for a variety of reasons. Farmers are among the many feeling they have been let down. The times are not yet set in stone.
RUOK Day is an event keenly supported by Theodore Medical and just about every business and organisation in Theodore.
It is being held on October 12 with coffee drops to local businesses, then fitness sessions with Heidi Shoecraft follow.
Guest speaker Doctor Love will hold sessions at the Lion’s Den for the ladies and later in the evening a men’s event with barbecue at the Theodore Men’s Shed. Everybody is welcome.
THEODORE Tennis Association has in the past few years held social night tennis, but this year it’s going back to the old days by starting a night-time competition. It’s hoped this will bring some enthusiasm back into the club and provide a fun social atmosphere.
To kickstart the season, a sign-on and information night will be held on October 5 from 7pm. A sausage sizzle and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Any prospective night tennis players are invited to come along and nominate their teams. Players will be required to pay membership of $35 per adult and $17.50 per child up to and including 15 years. Membership provides insurance coverage and affiliates players with Tennis Queensland.
Ball fees will be $5 per person per night. More information will be supplied on the night. Bring along your rackets for some social tennis as well. If you are unable to be part of a team but would like to play, join the list of reserve players.
Games start October 12.