10 things to do
Get out and about to events across the region this weekend
1. Cross My Heart
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.