■ 1–22 – ICONIC QUEENSLAND AT MUNDUBBERA REGIONAL
ART GALLERY: This is a touring exhibition featuring artists who entered in the Queensland Regional Arts Competition awards in 2017. The gallery is located at the back of Mundubbera Library and is open library hours. We have volunteers manning the gallery most days. ■ VARIOUS DAYS – CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Check the North Burnett Regional Council website or phone 1300 696 272 for times and days. Children’s storytime is all about sharing stories and rhymes, singing, talking and playing is not just fun but good for little brains too. Come along to your town’s library each week for a fun filled interactive session to enhance your child’s language development.
■ 11 – BIGGENDEN CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP: Gospel Chapel in George St, Biggenden will host a 9.30am service with the theme Praise and Thanksgiving. For more information phone Madge Poole 0434 435 494 or Ruth Clifford 0488 725 750.
■ 12 – NIGHT BOWLS: At Biggenden Bowls Club. Starts with a sausage sizzle at 6pm. Names in at 6pm for games to get under way at 6.30pm. Phone names to 4127 1268.
■ 13 – GAYNDAH RACES: GAYNDAH Race Club will celebrate 150th anniversary of the Queensland Derby with a six-race meeting. Fashions of the Field. Gates open at 11am. Bookmakers on course. Food vans and bar facilities available. General admission $25 at the gate. Marquee tickets $120 each bought online via the Gayndah Jockey Club Facebook page. ■ 13 –ANNUAL WOOD CHOP AT MT PERRY GRAND HOTEL: Organised by Mt Perry Axemen & Sawyers from 10am. Various wood chop events, chainsaw racing and demonstrations, tree climb, cross cut saws. Barbecue lunch, band till late, jumping castle, evening bistro, Mt Perry Car and Bike Club display in main street. Also check out the art exhibition while in town. Enquiries phone pub on 07 4105 9708, Michael Dingle 4156 3383 or Brian Gerdes 4156 3916. ■ 13 – MONTO OES OLD TIME DANCE: Held at Mulgildie Hall, starting 7.30pm. $10 entry, supper, lucky door, lucky spot, Monte Carlo, raffles. For more information, phone Kaye on 4166 2081. ■ 13 – MUNDUBBERA QCWA CENT SALE. Starts at 1.30pm. Entry $5 plus tickets. Afternoon tea, great prizes, lucky door prize and raffle. ■ 14 – MT PERRY MUSEUM
MARKETS: Items for sale at the markets include leather goods, bric-a-brac, plants and seedlings, crochet and knitting, artefacts made from stainless steel forks and spoons. Enjoy breakfast from the Men’s Shed. Stalls are $5 and $5 for the annual membership to cover individuals for insurance purposes. For more information, phone Beppie on 4156 3185. ■ 15 – INTERNATIONAL RURAL WOMEN’S DAY: BIEDO will be hosting a Burnett Inland Women in Agriculture Day at the Biggenden Memorial Hall from 9am to 3pm. A great day for rural women to connect, share, learn and laugh. Various trade and agency stalls. RSVP by October 11 to connect@ biedo.org.au or phone 0400 695 456.
■ 19 – OPENING OF BIGGENDEN APEX ROSE FESTIVAL ROSE AND FLOWER SHOW AND CHARITY ART EXHIBITION: Organised by Biggenden School Chaplaincy program, the art exhibition will open with a wine and cheese evening. Admission $10, 17 years and under $5. Lucky door and raffle. Local artists including children are welcome to display their work, take orders or sell their art. Exhibition along with the rose and flower show will be open from October 19–21. For further information about the exhibition, phone Moira Thompson 0458 365 051, or phone Rhanni McCosker 0477 896 483 or 0409 703 456 in relation to the rose and flower show. ■ 20 – MUNDUBBERA COUNTRY MARKETS: From 8am-noon at Mundubbera Uniting Church grounds. New stalls are always welcome. Phone Jan on 4165 4528 or 0427 654 528. ■ 20 – CAR BOOT SALE: Hosted by Biggenden Men’s Shed in the former railway yards from 7am. Bring your junk, trash, treasure, tools, vegies or plants. Car spaces only $5 per site. Sausage sizzle and cold drinks. Bookings appreciated. Phone Ron on 0427 779 966. Also check out the book fair at QCWA Rooms and the sidewalk markets at The Den opposite Beiers Park. ■ 20 – BIGGENDEN ROSE FESTIVAL: Treasures of Biggenden and Beyond Art
Exhibition with wine and cheese night, Henry Walsh Climb of Mt Walsh, scarecrow competition, market stalls, entertainment, Snake Boss reptile show, pony and kids’ rides, animal farm, laser skirmish, fashion parade. Parade of Biggenden floats down Edward St. To register floats, stalls or for queen competition, visit www.rose festival.com.au/program. ■ 20 – GARAGE SALE TRAIL: Keep an eye on North Burnett Regional Council’s website for further details. ■ 20 – MUNDUBBERA
COUNTRY MARKETS: From 8am to noon at Mundubbera Uniting Church grounds. New stalls welcome. Phone Jan on 4165 4528 or 0427 654 528.
■ 21 –GARAGE SALE TRAIL:
The MEA Heritage Rail Group will be conducting the Garage Sale Trail at the Mundubbera Railway Precinct on Sunday, October 21 starting at 8am. Stall sites available for $10. Enjoy a sausage sizzle and coffee provided by the Men’s Shed. For bookings or enquiries phone Burnett Mapping on 4165 4468.
■ 10 – SECOND ANNUAL GRAND HOTEL CAR, BIKE AND HOT ROD: Grand Hotel at Biggenden from 10am–4pm. Funds raised on the day will support Apex. $10 entry fee for car and bike owners. ■ 10 – FUNDRAISING DINNER: Hosted by Biggenden Droughtmasters at Memorial Hall. Multi-draw raffle, silent auction and two-course dinner for $20.
■ 10 JAYCETTES GIRLS
NIGHT IN. At Mundubbera Bowls Club from 4–8pm. Fabulous afternoon with guest speakers, pianist, multi-draw raffles. Wear something floral for the best dressed competition. $30 a person. RSVP to Gayle 0427 654 223 or email email@example.com. Proceeds to Cancer Council Queensland. ■ 11 – REMEMBRANCE DAY ■ 20 – CAR BOOT SALE: Hosted by Biggenden Men’s Shed in the former railway yards from 7am. Car spaces only $5 a site. Sausage sizzle and cold drinks. Bookings appreciated. Phone Ron on 0427 779 966. Also check out the book fair at QCWA Rooms and the sidewalk markets at The Den opposite Beiers Park.
■ 22 – BIGGENDEN APEX CHRISTMAS FAIR: Entertainment, food stalls.
Six-race program at Gayndah this Saturday to celebrate 150th anniversary of the Queensland Derby.
BIEDO Women in Agriculture event is being held in Bundaberg on Monday.
Old time dance is happening at Mulgildie Hall Saturday night.
Don’t miss Sunday’s markets at Mt Perry.
Mundubbera QCWA have a cent sale on Saturday.