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Goodna Jacaranda Fes­ti­val

When: Fri­day–Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 26–28

Where: Woog­a­roo St, Goodna

Cost: Free ad­mis­sion, food and rides ex­tra

Info: The Goodna Jacaranda Fes­ti­val is one of South East Queens­land’s favourite com­mu­nity fes­ti­vals, bring­ing peo­ple from across the re­gion to three days of non-stop, free en­ter­tain­ment.

Thrill-seek­ers can en­joy sideshow al­ley while chill seek­ers en­joy all the free mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment they could want.

Plus there’s plenty to do for the youngest mem­bers of the fam­ily.

From Johnny to Jack

When: Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5

Where: Ip­swich Civic Cen­tre

An un­miss­able con­cert ex­pe­ri­ence about the mak­ing of an Aus­tralian icon: John Farnham.

Twenty years be­fore Whis­per­ing Jack be­came the big­gest sell­ing al­bum in Aus­tralian his­tory, a teenager named Johnny Farnham stormed onto the Aus­tralian mu­sic scene with the un­con­ven­tional smash hit Sadie (The Clean­ing Lady). From Johnny to Jack can­vasses the in­cred­i­ble roller-coaster jour­ney of a teen pop idol’s rise and fall, and the mak­ing of a rock and roll icon who would be­come known as The Voice.

Tam­borine Mtn Scare­crow Fes­ti­val

When: Fri­day–Sun­day, Septem­ber 14–16

Visit Tam­borine Moun­tain to see hun­dreds of scare­crows along a 17km trail, The fes­ti­val is one of the largest com­mu­nity events in­volv­ing the whole of Tam­borine Moun­tain.

You can drive the trail and en­joy the scare­crows at any time dur­ing the Scare­crow Fes­ti­val.

Live mu­sic, face paint­ing, pig rac­ing, farm an­i­mal pet­ting zoo, pony rides, bub­ble soccer, old-fashion games, en­ter­tain­ment of all sorts.

Kal­bar Coun­try Day

When: Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 20, 8.30am–1pm

Where: Ge­orge St, Kal­bar

En­joy the Kal­bar Coun­try Day with lots of stalls, arts, crafts, rides, vin­tage cars, mu­sic, food, cakes, sweets, jams and tons more.

Boonah Bookfest

When: Satur­day–Sun­day, Novem­ber 3–4, 8.30am–1.30pm.

Cost: Free en­try

Where: Boonah Cul­tural Cen­tre

More than 20,000 books which are con­stantly re­plen­ished through­out both days. From love sto­ries to thrillers, children’s ti­tles and ref­er­ence ma­te­rial, the books range from adult fic­tion and non-fic­tion, mag­a­zines and sets, with a huge range of children’s books. Funds raised will pur­chase books to hand out to lo­cal children un­der five years of age as part of the Boonah Book Bug pro­ject.

Items also pur­chased to sup­port the Boonah Li­brary.

The Vin­tage Bro­cane

When: Sun­day, Novem­ber 18

Where: Ca­nun­gra School of Arts, Pine StrThe Vin­tage Bro­cante is a coun­try style mar­ket­place that show­cases high qual­ity be­spoke and unique items for your home and gar­den. Care­fully cu­rated mak­ers and col­lec­tors in a gor­geous old hall in the coun­try in the same place at the same time.

They ex­hibit twice a year in June and Novem­ber.

Lights on the Hill Memo­rial Con­voy

When: Satur­day, Septem­ber 29, 9am–mid­night Where: Gat­ton Show­grounds, Spencer St, Gat­ton

The memo­rial con­voy gives driv­ers and their fam­i­lies an op­por­tu­nity to get to­gether with other truck­ies in a so­cial en­vi­ron­ment whilst mak­ing the pub­lic aware that truck­ies are the back­bone of the coun­try.

More info: www.light­son­the­hill.com.au

Lock­yer An­tique Mo­tor Assn Rally

When: Satur­day–Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 6–7, 8am–2pm Where: Gat­ton His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Grounds ,Free­man Rd, Gat­ton

The an­nual in­vi­ta­tional rally is on for 2018.

More in­for­ma­tion: www.lama.org.au

Belles of Broad­way

When: Thurs­day, Novem­ber 8

Where: Ip­swich Civic Cen­tre

Fol­low­ing her crit­i­cally ac­claimed show The Women of the 60s, Gina Ho­gan re­turns with The Belles of Broad­way, her fab­u­lous new one woman show.

Gina be­gan her per­form­ing ca­reer in such shows as Beauty and The Beast, Mamma Mia and Cats, sing­ing some of the most loved songs of our time.

For this show, she has se­lected her favourite songs from those musicals, along with oth­ers that fea­tured in the movies that helped to shape her as a per­former, in­clud­ing The Sound of Mu­sic, Ok­la­homa, My Fair Lady and more.

With her warm and en­gag­ing stage pres­ence, Gina will re­gale you with sto­ries from her time in those record-break­ing shows, and daz­zle you with some fancy foot­work along the way.

More info: www.ip­swich­civic­cen­tre.com.au

PHOTO: DAVID NIELSEN

FUN IN THE SUN: Cameron Collins, 5, of Mid­dle Park and Lana Gras, 5, of West­lake, en­joy them­selves at 2017 Goodna Jacaranda Fes­ti­val.

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