■ VARIOUS DAYS – CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Check the council website, northburnett.qld.gov.au, for times and days. Children’s Storytime is all about sharing stories and rhymes, singing, talking and playing. It is not just fun but good for little brains too. Head along to your town’s library each week for a fun-filled interactive session to enhance your child’s language development. Phone 1300 696 272.
■ UNTIL JANUARY 9 – PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: I Told You So exhibition by Kathrin Dierich from Banksia Beach will be on display at Mundubbera Art Gallery until January 9.
■ 3–7 – GAYNDAH LIONS CLUB: Sale of Christmas raffle tickets in from of IGA from noon to 5pm (also on December 10-12 and 14). On December 13 will be in front of Gayndah Newsagency from 9am to noon. Sold in five-ticket books for $5.
■ 7 CHRISTMAS CAROLS AT BIGGENDEN STATE SCHOOL: Barbecue starts at 6pm with steak burgers, sausage on bread, nachos, soft drinks, lollies and chips will be available. At 6.30pm in the undercover parade area, carols will be performed by the students. Open to the public.
■ 7 – OLD TIME DANCE: Dance the night away at the Coalstoun Lakes monthly dance. Doors open at 6pm, entry $8 with supper included.
■ 7 – CAROLS ON THE DECK: Monto Hospital Auxiliary brings you Carols on the Deck from 6pm. Free entry, carols, sausage sizzle, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, raffles and Santa. BYO alcohol and chairs/blanket.
■ 7 – CHRISTMAS FETE: St Matthews Anglican Church at Gayndah will be hosting its Christmas fete on the corner of Capper and Meyer Sts from 5.30pm. There will be a barbecue, variety of stalls, ham wheel and children’s activities.
■ 9 MONTHLY MARKETS AT THE MT PERRY MUSEUM. Stalls are $5 and $5 for an annual membership to cover individuals for insurance purposes. Home made leather goods, bric-a-brac, plants and seedlings, crochet doilies, knitted items, artefacts made from stainless fords and spoons plus more. Breakfast from the Men’s Shed. Phone Beppie on 4156 3185.
■ 11 – EIDSVOLD COMMUNITY CAROLS: Eidsvold gets in the Christmas spirit with carols starting at 7pm at St Mark’s Church on Moreton St. Contact Jean Wedemeyer for more information on 4165 1298.
■ 12 – EIDSVOLD HOSPITAL AUXILIARY AGM: The AGM of the Eidsvold Hospital Auxiliary is being held at Dot Hamilton’s home, starting at 6.30pm.
■ 15 – MUNDUBBERA COUNTRY MARKETS: From 8am-noon at the Uniting Church grounds. New stallholders are welcome. Phone Jan on 4165 4528 or 0427 654 528.
15 CAR BOOT SALE AT MEN’S SHED: In former Biggenden Railways Yards and also the side walk markets at the Den opposite Beirs park from 8am. Includes sausage sizzle. Sites $5 to Ronnie on 0427 779 966 or Bill 0417 711 005. Plus country markets at The Den (opposite Beiers Park) from 8.30am. Bookings 0432 589 644.
■ 16 – TOM CURTAIN SPEAK UP TOUR: At Monto Showground starting at 4pm. Multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman will be performing his Katherine Outback Experience show of horse training and working dog demonstrations followed by a live music performance.
■ 22 – BIGGENDEN APEX CHRISTMAS FAIR: Being held in Edward St, Biggenden from 5pm onwards. Barbecue, ham and seafood wheel, fireworks, kids rides, santa visit and market stalls, Don’t forget to fill in you wheelbarrow giveaway voucher and return to Biggenden Bakery before December 19. For more information phone 4127 1774.
■ 20 – MUNDUBBERA COUNTRY MARKETS: From 8am-noon at the Uniting Church grounds. New stallholders are welcome. Phone Jan on 4165 4528 or 0427 654 528.
■ 2-3 – MUNDUBBERA 7-A-SIDE CARNIVAL: Men’s and ladies’ competition. More than $5000 in prize money plus other prizes to be won. Men’s team $80/team, ladies’ team $60/team. Sprint races. Nominations close January 31. Saturday night entertainment includes calcutta of team at community centre. Food and licensed bar.
■ 9 – ROTARY CAR RALLY: Save the date for the Rotary Club of Monto’s annual Car Rally. All are welcome.
■ 30 – MONTO RACES: Great family afternoon enjoying country racing at its best from 11.30am to 8pm. Five local races with Sky channel for southern races. Fashions on the field events, children’s entertainment, corporate and wine/cheese tables.
■ 18 – EIDSVOLD CHARITY CATTLE DRIVE: Cattle enter Eidsvold Showgrounds about 10am before the day’s entertainment.
GET DANCING: Come and dance the night away at the Coalstoun Lakes Hall on Friday night.