10 things to do

Get out and about to events across the re­gion this week­end

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1. Cross My Heart

WHEN: To­day

WHERE: Ar­mitage Cen­tre, Her­itage Bank Au­di­to­rium

AF­TER months of prepa­ra­tion, the Em­pire Youth Arts Se­nior IM­PACT En­sem­ble is ready to take to the stage with its per­for­mance, Cross My Heart.

Cross My Heart was in­spired by Shake­speare’s A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream and is set across three dif­fer­ent time­lines - the Shake­spearean era, a con­tem­po­rary party and a dystopian fu­ture.

See it at 7.30pm to­day. For tick­ets go to em­pirethe­atre.com.au.

2. Ma­cla­gan Squeeze­box Fes­ti­val

WHEN: To­day

WHERE: Ma­cla­gan Memo­rial Hall

GET your ac­cor­dions out and your danc­ing shoes on.

The Ma­cla­gan Squeeze­box Fes­ti­val will cel­e­brate its 15th year to­day.

Walk up and play from 9am or just lis­ten to the sweet sounds of the ac­cor­dions, har­mon­i­cas and wash­boards.

Morn­ing tea, lunch and af­ter­noon tea will be avail­able. Stay for the day or join in the old time dance at night.

For more go to macla­gan­sqeeze boxfes­ti­val.org.

3. Toowoomba’s Big Stamp Week­end

WHEN: To­day and to­mor­row

WHERE: Toowoomba In­door Bowls Hall, An­nand St

TOOWOOMBA’S Big Stamp Week­end has hit the city.

The week­end is be­ing held out­side of Bris­bane for the first time.

There will be deal­ers buy­ing and sell­ing, Aus­tralia Post with spe­cial post­marks,

dis­plays and more.

It will be held to­day from 10am to 4pm and to­mor­row from 8am to 4pm.

4. Dar­ling Downs Spring Rose Show

WHEN: To­day and to­mor­row

WHERE: Holy Name Hall, 190 Bridge St

THE an­nual Dar­ling Downs Spring Rose Show will fea­ture a range of dif­fer­ent ex­hibits.

It is the largest dis­play of ex­hi­bi­tion roses on the Dar­ling Downs and in­cludes a her­itage rose dis­play, iris dis­play and sales.

The gen­eral pub­lic is in­vited to bring along their favourite roses to set up by 2pm to­day.

It will be held from 10.30am to 4pm to­day and from 9am to 3pm to­mor­row.

5. Mur­phys Creek Chilli Fes­ti­val

WHEN: To­mor­row

WHERE: Jessie Lane, Mur­phys Creek

COME along and en­joy Queens­land’s big­gest chilli fes­ti­val - a fun, free and fiery event to ig­nite the sense.

Sam­ple and show mild and wild prod­ucts in the Fiery Food Mar­ket Place and en­joy art, mu­sic and more.

It is fam­ily and pet friendly and in­cludes a chilli choco­late chal­lenge.

It will be held to­mor­row from 10am to 4pm.

6. Toowoomba Live Steamer minia­ture rail­way rides

WHEN: To­mor­row

WHERE: Lemway Av­enue Park, 11am to 4pm

TOOWOOMBA Live Steam­ers minia­ture rail­way rides are set to make an ex­cit­ing re­turn with the first train sched­uled to de­part the new Lemway Av­enue Park sta­tion at 11am to­mor­row.

Hav­ing pro­vided a fun, fam­ily friendly recre­ational ex­pe­ri­ence to the Toowoomba re­gion for more than two decades, the Live Steam­ers will con­tinue to run the pop­u­lar rides on the third Sun­day of each month for $2.

7. Fairholme Spring Fair

WHEN: To­day

WHERE: Fairholme Col­lege THE sun is shin­ing and the flow­ers are in bloom and that means Fairholme’s Spring Fair is here.

En­joy a great day with ev­ery­thing from per­for­mances, to stalls and sideshow al­ley.

It will also in­clude the Gala Cot­ton Aus­tralia Spring Fair Fash­ion Pa­rade at 2pm on the Spring Fair stage.

It will be held in the col­lege grounds from 10am to 3pm.

8. Ok­to­ber­fest Toowoomba

WHEN: To­day

WHERE: Blank Space at The Mills Precinct

BLANK Space is pre­par­ing to host its first Ok­to­ber­fest cel­e­bra­tion.

Held from noon to 10pm, at­ten­dees can ex­pect all the warmth, fun and cheer of a clas­sic Ger­man beer hall, hearty meals and de­li­cious snacks, beer, all-day en­ter­tain­ment and a stein of Ger­man beer on ar­rival.

Chil­dren are wel­come un­der the su­per­vi­sion of an adult un­til 4pm, when it will then be­come an 18 plus event.

9. Crave Food Fes­ti­val

WHEN: To­day

WHERE: Mary Mackil­lop School, 75 High­fields Rd

FOOD ven­dors, spe­cial­ity food stalls and a bar will cre­ate to­day’s Crave Food Fes­ti­val.

There will be and open-air movie screen­ing from 7pm and live en­ter­tain­ment from 5.30pm.

Ad­mis­sion is free and it will be held from 5.30pm.

10. Net­ball day

WHEN: To­mor­row

WHERE: Nell E. Robin­son Net­ball Com­plex, Kear­ney Springs

A DAY of fam­ily fun and healthy ac­tiv­i­ties will high­light a prob­lem that con­tin­ues to af­fect peo­ple from all walks of life.

The mixed so­cial net­ball day is in sup­port of women af­fected by do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and will be an al­co­hol and drug-fee ini­tia­tive made pos­si­ble by a range of or­gan­i­sa­tions.

As well as some friendly com­pe­ti­tion, there will be dis­plays from or­gan­i­sa­tions and emer­gency ser­vices, kids ac­tiv­i­ties and a fly-over from the Oakey Army Aviation Base about 11.50am.

It will be held from 8.15am to 4pm.


CHILLI TIME: Lynne Seaton-An­der­son and son Ja­son O’Con­nor get set for this week­end’s Mur­phys Creek Chilli Fes­ti­val.

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