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This Weekend

Woolloongabba Art Gallery presents "Drawn In" Exhibition with official opening on,strong> Friday 25th July, from 6pm to 9pm. The exhibition will run until Wednesday 30th August 2014 at the Woolloongabba Art Gallery, 613 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba. It’s free to enter and drawings by Ian Smith; Ron McBurnie, Peter Hudson and Euan Macleod are on display. All enquiries 3891 5551.

The Australian Church Women Inc Qld's Fellowship Day Services are on Friday 25th July at Salvation Army Hall, Cnr Florence and Akonna Street, Wynnum and also Church of Christ, 459 Annerley Road, Annerley. It’s free and for more info contact Shirley Dawes, Publicity Officer 3393 6036.

The Brisbane Broncos V Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium on Friday 25th July. Kick-off is at 7.40pm.

The Titans V the Eels on Saturday 26th July at Robina Stadium. Kick off is at 5.30pm.

The Brisbane Lions V Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba on Saturday 26th July. Kick off is at 4.40pm.

Albany Creek State School, 696 Albany Creek Road have their Winter Carnival on Saturday 26th July from 10am to 4pm. A day lined up with pig races, arena events, amusement rides and games, a dunk machine, an arts festival, roaming performers, fab food, goodies to buy, a museum, model clubs, raffles and much more.

Indooroopilly State School have their Indigo Fair on Saturday 26th July from midday to 6.30pm. There’ll be rides, live bands, entertainers, lots of stalls and auction and a fireworks finale

Birkdale South State School Superhero Fete is on Saturday 26th July from 10am to 3pm. There’s fairy floss, sno cones, dagwood dogs, show bags, second hand books, trash n treasure and a cent auction.

The Red Hill Fair is on Saturday 26th July from 9am to 3pm in Woolcock Park, Hawthorne Terrace, Red Hill. There will be something for everyone with over 40 jewellery, clothing and art stalls, cake and trash & treasure stalls, clowns, face-painting and free staged entertainment. There's amusement rides for the children plus pony rides and baby animals. There is a silent auction with fabulous prizes, including clothing and jewellery

The John Oxley District Orchid Society Annual Winter Show is on Saturday 26th July 8.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 27th July 9.00am to 3.30pm at the Auditorium Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha. Admission: $3.00 This is one of Brisbane's major orchid events. The auditorium will be filled with an extravaganza of orchids. The bold, the beautiful, the tiny and the bizarre. Orchids from around the world, as well as our own native orchids will be on display.

The St Columba’s Primary at 204 Kedron Brook Road, Wilston have their Great Fete on Saturday, 26 July There will be all the traditional favourite stalls and delicious bites to eat - home-grown fresh produce, home-baked cakes, cookies and sweets and sensational jams, spreads and conserves, second-hand treasures and high-end craft, including for the first time, a Christmas craft stall; all not to be missed. Enjoy a day of excellent fun for all the family, from 10am to 4pm, showcasing live entertainment, both hair-raising and gentle rides, delicious food, fabulous crafts and a chance to win or bid for some fantastic prizes. Kedron Brook Rd, Wilston. See more at:www.stcolumbasgreatfete.com.au. Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StColumbasPrimary.

The Morningside Festival is on Sunday 27th July in Thynne Road from 9am to 3pm featuring a variety of street stalls, 30 plus entertainment events , kids rids and a high profile street parade. For more information go to morningsidefestival.com.au

St Elizabeth’s Primary School, 55 Effingham Street at Tarragindi have their fete onSunday 27th July from 10am to 3pm.

The Stafford City Brook Run is (a 7km fun run/walk and kids 2km run)is on is on Sunday 27th July commencing at Hickey Park.

There will be an exhibition of affordable art by local artists at the Francis Rush Centre, Elizabeth St City from Friday 25 July to Monday 28 July. Entry is free. As part of the exhibition on Saturday 26 July there will be a creative corner for budding artists aged 4 to 8 years. This exhibition is presented by the Cathedral of St Stephen Art Group (COSSAG)

The All Gauge Model Railway Club Inc's Annual Two Model Train Weekends are on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July, 9.00am to 4.00pm at Carina Bowls Club, 401 Stanley Road, Carina (not their clubhouse)
Entry is Adults $5, Family $10, Children (under 12) and Pension Cards (only) $2. For more information contact Jeff Wilde 3343 8352 or visit www.allgauge.og.au or email enquiry@allgauge.org.au. Expressions of interest are invited from non members to exhibit their layouts at this year's annual show. Two storeys full of model trains. Watch members run their trains (and Thomas!) both days.

Volunteer Marine Rescue Victoria Point Boaties Market are on Sunday 27 July 2014, 6 am to 12 noon at Victoria Point State School, Colburn Avenue. Buy or sell anything to do with boating, fishing or camping. Site fees $10.00, buyers entry by donation. Enquiries ring VMR base on 32078717 on any weekend or look at our website - www.vmr.org.au. If in doubt about cancellation eg. Inclement weather please phone the base on 32078717 the day before.

Oxley State School are having a craft market and carboot sale on the school oval on Sunday 27th July from 7am to noon. The event features a wide range of stalls offering arts and crafts products, trash and treasure, antiques, collectables, new and used toys, books, clothes and lots more. BBQ and cold and hot drinks available. For more info or to book a site call Narelle on 0412 240 503

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Theatre

Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) presents the world premiere of Gloria by Brisbane’s award winning playwright Elaine Acworth at the Bille Brown Studio from July 24 to August 16.

. For tickets go to www.qldtheatreco.com.au

QPAC and Tourism & Events Qld present Swan Lake performed The American Ballet Theatre andin association with the Brisbane Festival at the Lyric Theatre from Thursday 28th to Thursday 4th September. Tickets available through www.qpac.com.au

Queensland Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival, in association with QPAC and The Balnaves Foundation present “Diggers” by Tom Wright is on at the Playhouse QPAC from Wednesday 24th September until Sunday 12th October. Tickets available through QTIX

The Queensland Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company present ‘Gasp’ by Ben Elton at the Playhouse, QPAC from Monday 17th November until Sunday 7th December. Tickets available through QTIX

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Concerts

Take Me Home – The Music and Life of John Denver is on at the Concert Hall QPAC on Saturday 26th July. Tickets available through www.qpac.com.au

75 years on Buddy Holly Concert is at the Concert Hall QPAC on Friday 1st August. Internationally renowned Scot Robin, who played the lead role in the smash hit musical Buddy (original cast), together with his Crickets will perform more than 30 Buddy Holly hits including That’ll Be The Day, Hearbeat, Think it Over, Peggy Sue, Raining In My Heart, Rave On, Maybe Baby, True Love Ways and of course Oh Boy! Tickets available through www.qpac.com.au

Kate Miller-Heidke performs at the Concert Hall QPAC on Friday 8th August at 8pm. Tickets available at www.qpac.com.au

Rolling Thunder Vietnam – Songs That Defined a Generation, an inspiring concert drama drawing together personal stories from the battlefront and the great classic songs of the 60s and 70s is on at the Concert Hall QPAC on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th August Tickets available through qpac.

The Soweto Gospel Choir perform at the Concert Hall QPAC on Sunday 17th August at 5pm. Tickets available through www.qpac.com.au

Robbie Williams Swing Tour comes to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday 22nd September . Tickets on sale from Tuesday 4th March through ticketek 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

Justin Timberlake performs at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September. Tickets through ticketek.

The Rolling Stones (rescheduled dates) perform at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 18th November.

Katy Perry performs at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th , Sunday 30th November and Monday 1st and Monday 15th December. Tickets through ticketek 132

Roxette will be at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 10th February. Tickets available through ticketek 132 849

The History of the Eagles Live In Concert is at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 10th March. Tickets on sale through ticketek on Tuesday 10th June. 132 849


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Sports

Rugby League

The Brisbane Broncos V Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium on Friday 25th July. Kick-off is at 7.40pm.

The Titans V the Eels on Saturday 26th July at Robina Stadium. Kick off is at 5.30pm.

The Titans V the Sea Eagles on Thursday 14th August at Robina Stadium. Kick off is at 6.00pm.

The Titans V the Bulldogs on Thursday 4th September at Robina Stadium. Kick off is at 6.00pm.

The Qantas Wallabies will play the New Zealand All Blacks in a Bledisloe Cup Rugby Test at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday October 18. Kick off is at 7pm

England will play Samoa at 4pm while Australia take on New Zealand at 6.30pm in a Doubleheader at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 25th October, to kick off Rugby League's 4 Nations Tournament.

Rugby Union
The Queensland Reds play the NSW Waratahs in Super Rugby at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 12 July. Kick off is at 7.40pm

AFL

The Brisbane Lions V Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba on Saturday 26th July. Kick off is at 4.40pm.

The Brisbane Lions V Adelaide Crows at The Gabba on Sunday 10th August. Kick off is at 1.10pm

The Brisbane Lions V Freemantle at the Gabba on Sunday 24th Augustt. Kick off is at 1.10pm

The Brisbane Lions V Geelong Cats at the Gabba on Sunday 30th March. Kick off is at 12.10pm

The Gold Coast Suns V Collingwood on Saturday 5th July at Metricon Stadium. Kick off is at 4.40pm.

The Brisbane Lions V West Coast Eagles at the Gabba on Saturday July 12th.. Kick off is at 7.40pm

The Brisbane Lions V Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba on Saturday 26th July. Kick off is at 4.40pm.

The Gold Coast Suns V St Kilda on Saturday 2nd August at Metricon Stadium. Kick off is at 7.40pm.

The Brisbane Lions V Adelaide Crows at The Gabba on Sunday 10th August. Kick off is at 1.10pm

The Gold Coast Suns V Port Adelaide on Saturday 16th August at Metricon Stadium. Kick off is at 2.10pm.

The Brisbane Lions V Freemantle at the Gabba on Sunday 24th August . Kick off is at 1.10pm

The Gold Coast Suns V West Coast Eagles on Friday 29th August at Metricon Stadium.

Soccer

The Brisbane Roar play Adelaide United in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday 12th October, 2014. Kick off is at 4pm

The Brisbane Roar play Sydney FC in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Friday 24th October, 2014. Kick off is at 7pm

The Brisbane Roar play Melbourne City in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 8th November 2014. Kick off is 6.45pm

The Brisbane Roar play Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 29th November, 2014. Kick off is at 4pm

The Brisbane Roar play Newcastle Jets in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday 3rd December, 2014 Kick off is at 7pm

The Brisbane Roar play Western Sydney Wanderers in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Friday 19th December, 2014. . Kick off is at 7pm
The Brisbane Roar play Sydney FC in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday 30th December, 2014. Kick off is at 7pm
Saudi Arabia plays China in the Asian Cup Australia 2015 games at Brisbane Stadium (Suncorp Stadium) on Saturday 10 January, 2015. Kick off is at 6pm

Jordan plays Iraq in the Asian Cup Australia 2015 games at Brisbane Stadium (Suncorp Stadium) on Monday 12 January, 2015. Kick off is at 6pm

China PR plays Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup Australia 2015 games at Brisbane Stadium (Suncorp Stadium) on Wednesday 14 January, Kick off is at 6pm
Iraq plays Japan in the Asian Cup Australia 2015 games at Brisbane Stadium (Suncorp Stadium) on Friday 16 January, 2015. Kick off is at 6pm
Australia plays Korea in the Asian Cup Australia 2015 games at Brisbane Stadium (Suncorp Stadium) on Saturday 17 January, 2015. Kick off is at 6pm

IR Iran plays UAE in the Asian Cup Australia 2015 games at Brisbane Stadium (Suncorp Stadium) on Monday 19 January, 2015. Kick off is at 6pm

The Brisbane Roar play Wellington Phoenix in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday 1st February, 2015. Kick off is at 2pm

The Brisbane Roar play Melbourne Victory in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium onFriday 20th February, 2015. Kick off is at 7pm
The Brisbane Roar play Western Sydney Wanderers in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday 8th March, 2015. Kick off is at 4pm

The Brisbane Roar play Wellington Phoenix in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday 22nd March, 2015. Kick off is at 4pm

The Brisbane Roar play Central Coast Mariners in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday 2nd April, 2015. Kick off is at 6.30pm
The Brisbane Roar play Melbourne Victory in the Hyundai A-League at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 18th April, 2015. Kick off is at 7.45pm

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Markets

FRIDAY MARKETS

Stones Corner Street Markets are on every Friday from 9am to 4pm at Logan Road, Stones Corner.

South Bank Art and Craft Markets are on from 5pm to 10pm at Southbank Parklands.

SATURDAY MARKETS

Brisbane’s biggest weekend market is held every Saturday at the Brisbane Marketplace, Sherwood Rd, Rocklea from 6am to midday. Over 400 stalls including antiques & collectables, home & renovation products, clothing, DVD’s, garden products and a whole lot more.

The Green Flea Community Markets are on every Saturday from 6am to 2pm at Davies Park, West End. A real peoples market with fruit, veges, organic foods, gourmet stalls, pre loved clothing and lots more.

The Valley Markets are in Brunswick Street and the Chinatown Malls on Saturday from 8am to 4pm. A place to find jewellery, fabulous handmade accessories and artwork South Bank Art and Craft Markets are on Saturday from 11am to 5pm at Southbank Parklands.

SUNDAY MARKETS

The Earth & Sun Farmers Markets are on Sunday at Balmoral High School on Lytton road from 7am to 12pm

The Earth & Sun Farmers Markets are on every Sunday at Balmoral High School on Lytton road from 7am to 12pm

Nundah's Fresh Farmers Markets are on EVERY Sunday in the Nundah Train station Car Park, tucked just below Nundah Village. There is NO entry fee and we can guarantee the cheapest, freshest produce in the area. The market is mostly made up of fresh Fruit and Vegetable Stalls all sourced from Northern NSW, Stanthorpe and Noosa and all selling a very wide range of produce. The markets are on every Sunday from 6am - 12 noon. Rain, Hail or Shine.

The Northey Street Farm Markets are on every Sunday from 6am to 11am. Over 30 stalls of fresh organic fruit and vegetables, all seasonal, plus dairy products, milk, eggs, cheeses, yoghurt, cream and organic coffee, fruit juices, breads, meats, chicken. The uniqueness of these markets is that the produce comes straight from the grower. Northey Street City Farm also runs the Chai Cafe on Sunday mornings with a wide range of delicious breakfast items including organic cakes, muffins, scones and smoothies for children.

The Beenleigh Sunday Markets are on at the Beenleigh Showgrounds every Sunday from 6am to noon.

Ferny Grove Markets are on every Sunday at the Ferny Grove Railway Station Carpark from 6am – 12 noon.

Aspley Village Sunday Markets are on at Deagon Square, 75 Braun Street, Deagon (end of Sandgate Road) every Sunday from 6am to midday. The markets consist of a farmers market, flea market, art and craft market and a trash & treasure Market. The Northside Markets are on from 6am to midday right next to Nundah Rail Station. Over 200 stalls from fresh and organic fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, homewares, local eats and treat, alternative therapies and fresh produce.

Chandler Market – Sunday from 6am to 1pm at Sleeman Centre, Chandler

Sunnybank Hills Sunday Markets are held at Sunnybank Hills Shopping Town, Compton Road from 6am to 12 noon. Fully under cover markets with a huge variety of fresh from the farm fruit and veges at bargain prices plus new goods and plants, jams etc.

Mt Gravatt Markets are on every Sunday from 6am to 12 noon at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, 1646 Logan Road. Farmer wholesale Fruit and vegetables and a huge flea market.

Logan Central Markets are held on Sundays from 6am to 12 noon at the Logan Central Plaza Shopping Centre, Wembley Road, Woodridge. A huge flea market (like they used to be) including a wide variety of new and used goods and plants.

The Forest Lake Arts and Craft Markets are on every Sunday from 7am to 2pm at the Forest Lake Village Shopping Centre. Riverside Markets – Sunday from 7am to 4pm at the Riverside Centre, the City Caboolture Markets – Sunday from 6am to Midday in the Caboolture Showgrounds

The Valley Markets are in Brunswick Street and the Chinatown Malls on Sunday from 8am to 4pm. A place to find jewellery, fabulous handmade accessories and artwork

Manly Creative Markets are held at Little Bayside Park, Royal Esplanade Manly (next to Manly Swimming Pool) every Sunday from 8am to 3pm. Fresh produce, flowers, herbs and flora abound. New baked pastries, glittering gems or have your aches massaged away.

South Bank Art and Craft Markets are on from 9am to 5pm at Southbank Parklands.

North Pine Country Markets - Petrie Town Brisbane's oldest and most unique craft market. Set in the beautiful and atmospheric Petrie Town, a 19th century rural village inside North Pine Country Park.every Sunday from 8am. Day

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Upcoming

St Marys Catholic Church at Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast, have Bingo every Friday night to help raise funds for the church @ 7PM St Marys Community Centre 185 Billinghurst Cres, Upper Coomera
Doors open @ 6PM for refreshments $500 guaranteed Jackpot in 90 calls

Saturday Markets and Car Boot Sale,(each 2nd Sat of the month)at 287 Kianawah Road, Wynnum West (in the Wynnum Baptist Church grounds and in the hall. From 8am to 1pm.
Heaps of stalls, Craft, Children's Clothing, Jewellery, Vegetables, Plants, Cakes and Jams and many more. Kitchen open for Light snacks, at reasonable cost,
For a Stall or Car Boot position, please phone Mary on 33486612

Stafford Heights Baptist Church run an Arts and Craft market on the 1st Saturday of each month from 8a.m. to 12noon, with over 35 stalls selling home-made cards, handwork, preserves as well as honey, home baking, plants and lots more. Come and visit our market and enjoy a cappuccino with friends in our Courtyard Café or visit our Thrift Shop. Sausage sizzle is also operating. (All under cover). Off treet parking and wheel chair access available. 268 Appleby Road, Stafford Heights, All enquires to Alan on 3359 6855
ST WILLIAMS CRAFT MARKET 8AM – 12 NOONevery 2nd Saturday of each month from Mar to Dec, (no market in Jan or Feb) ST WILLIAMS CATHOLIC CHURCH 67 DAWSON PARADE KEPERRA 4054

Old Petrie Town: Farmers Garden market (1st Saturday of every month) from 7am to midday

The Collective Markets are brand new to South Bank and are a must-see experience . They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you won't find anywhere else including arts, crafts, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion, handmade jewellery and much more. Celebrating the best of Brisbane's emerging designers, artists, creative entrepreneurs, musicians, foodies and collectors, The Collective Markets are ideal for finding a unique gift, marvelling at Brisbane's local talent or simply strolling through and enjoying the atmosphere. Afterwards, soak up a spot of live music strummed by local musicians, or retire to a nearby cafe or watering hole to watch the world continue to bustle on by. There on< every Saturday from 10am-9pm and every Sunday from 9am-4pm

A Heart Foundation Walking Group is on every Tuesday and Wednesday at 4pm for 30 minutesin the Car park near Selina Street Pharmacy at Wynnum North. Its free and for more information contact Tony 0422 924 030. Take the first step to heart health! Join a Heart Foundation Walking group. You'll make new friends and improve your heart health at the same time!.

The Mummy Tree Markets are on Saturday 19th July form 9am to 1pm at the Everton Park Hotel, 101 Flockton Street, Everton Park. Entry is FREE and there is plentiful parking and easy pram access as well as Restaurant, café, children's entertainment, jumping castle & excellent children’s playground including a carousel. Carousel rides are FREE for the kids from 9am until midday.
Well known as a family friendly Hotel Everton Park is an inner North location handy to transport and many parts of Brisbane. An excellent covered venue with Permanent large Marquee and ATM on site.
Bring the whole family for a fantastic morning of shopping, food and fun.

QAGOMA Winter Design Market is on Saturday 19 July, from 9am to 4pm Outside the Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane. Enjoy a wonderful day of shopping at the Winter Design Market featuring a beautiful array of jewellery, ceramics, paper products, textiles and more. Purchase unique Australian-made products direct from the makers. Warm up with a hot drink from our market coffee cart, and don’t forget to visit the GOMA Store for a huge range of books, art merchandise and designer gifts. Cash payments only at the markets.

There is a monster garage sale on Saturday 19th July from 6am to 3pm at the Kedron Parish Hall and ?Grounds, 66 Turner Road at Kedron.

Enjoy the joyous sounds of the Scattered People’s Choir on Sunday 20th July at
the Trinity Grove Wilston Uniting Church, Cnr Kedron Brook Rd and Hawdon Sts, Wilston at 3pm. The Scattered People ‘choir’ as it became known, rose organically out of the Asylum Seeker Centre in West End, Brisbane in 1998. Traumatised refugee claimants from various countries (El Salvador, Chile and Colombia; Ethiopia, Eritrea and Russia; Bosnia, Iran, Sri Lanka and East Timor etc) used music to create solidarity with one another, to express their pain collectively and to fortify their hopes. For more information contact Ros 0428 280 030

Creative Generation: State Schools Onstage is on at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th July. Tickets available through ticketek.

Albany Creek State School, 696 Albany Creek Road have their Winter Carnival on Saturday 26th July from 10am to 4pm. A day lined up with pig races, arena events, amusement rides and games, a dunk machine, an arts festival, roaming performers, fab food, goodies to buy, a museum, model clubs, raffles and much more.

Indooroopilly State School have their Indigo Fair on Saturday 26th July from midday to 6.30pm. There’ll be rides, live bands, entertainers, lots of stalls and auction and a fireworks finale

Birkdale South State School Superhero Fete is on Saturday 26th July from 10am to 3pm. There’s fairy floss, sno cones, dagwood dogs, show bags, second hand books, trash n treasure and a cent auction.

The Red Hill Fair is on Saturday 26th July from 9am to 3pm in Woolcock Park, Hawthorne Terrace, Red Hill. There will be something for everyone with over 40 jewellery, clothing and art stalls, cake and trash & treasure stalls, clowns, face-painting and free staged entertainment. There's amusement rides for the children plus pony rides and baby animals. There is a silent auction with fabulous prizes, including clothing and jewellery

The Morningside Festival is on Sunday 27th July in Thynne Road from 9am to 3pm featuring a variety of street stalls, 30 plus entertainment events , kids rids and a high profile street parade. For more information go to morningsidefestival.com.au

St Elizabeth’s Primary School, 55 Effingham Street at Tarragindi have their fete onSunday 27th July from 10am to 3pm.

The Stafford City Brook Run is (a 7km fun run/walk and kids 2km run)is on is on Sunday 27th July commencing at Hickey Park.

The John Oxley District Orchid Society Annual Winter Show is on Saturday 26th July 8.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 27th July 9.00am to 3.30pm at the Auditorium Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha. Admission: $3.00 This is one of Brisbane's major orchid events. The auditorium will be filled with an extravaganza of orchids. The bold, the beautiful, the tiny and the bizarre. Orchids from around the world, as well as our own native orchids will be on display.

The St Columba’s Primary at 204 Kedron Brook Road, Wilston have their Great Fete on Saturday, 26 July There will be all the traditional favourite stalls and delicious bites to eat - home-grown fresh produce, home-baked cakes, cookies and sweets and sensational jams, spreads and conserves, second-hand treasures and high-end craft, including for the first time, a Christmas craft stall; all not to be missed. Enjoy a day of excellent fun for all the family, from 10am to 4pm, showcasing live entertainment, both hair-raising and gentle rides, delicious food, fabulous crafts and a chance to win or bid for some fantastic prizes. Kedron Brook Rd, Wilston. See more at:www.stcolumbasgreatfete.com.au. Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StColumbasPrimary.

There will be an exhibition of affordable art by local artists at the Francis Rush Centre, Elizabeth St City from Friday 25 July to Monday 28 July. Entry is free. As part of the exhibition on Saturday 26 July there will be a creative corner for budding artists aged 4 to 8 years. This exhibition is presented by the Cathedral of St Stephen Art Group (COSSAG)

The All Gauge Model Railway Club Inc's Annual Two Model Train Weekends are on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July, 9.00am to 4.00pm at Carina Bowls Club, 401 Stanley Road, Carina (not their clubhouse)
Entry is Adults $5, Family $10, Children (under 12) and Pension Cards (only) $2. For more information contact Jeff Wilde 3343 8352 or visit www.allgauge.og.au or email enquiry@allgauge.org.au. Expressions of interest are invited from non members to exhibit their layouts at this year's annual show. Two storeys full of model trains. Watch members run their trains (and Thomas!) both days.

Volunteer Marine Rescue Victoria Point Boaties Market are on Sunday 27 July 2014, 6 am to 12 noon at Victoria Point State School, Colburn Avenue. Buy or sell anything to do with boating, fishing or camping. Site fees $10.00, buyers entry by donation. Enquiries ring VMR base on 32078717 on any weekend or look at our website - www.vmr.org.au. If in doubt about cancellation eg. Inclement weather please phone the base on 32078717 the day before.

Oxley State School are having a craft market and carboot sale on the school oval on Sunday 27th July from 7am to noon. The event features a wide range of stalls offering arts and crafts products, trash and treasure, antiques, collectables, new and used toys, books, clothes and lots more. BBQ and cold and hot drinks available. For more info or to book a site call Narelle on 0412 240 503

Middle Park State School have their biannual fete on Saturday 2nd August from 11am to 7pm. the greatest rides including the Miami Trip, Cha Cha, Super Slide, all-new Bumper Balls and much more! There will be a photo booth for the kids to continue taking those selfies, along with Crazy Hair, Face Painting, Sideshow Alley, mouth-watering Multicultural Food, delicious strawberries and cream, Cent Auction, Craft Stall, Grocery Wheel, Cake Stall, Sweet Stall, Café, Licensed Bar, non-stop entertainment on the main stage and much more

Discover the Americas travel expo is on Sunday 3rd August from 9am to 4pm at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Our Lady of Mt Carmel at Norfolk Street Coorparoo have their fete on Sunday 3rd August from 9.30am to 3.30pm. All the fete favourites including food stalls, pre-loved books, toys and clothes, game stalls, entertainment, raffles, two Live Auctions, rides and celebrity guests

Hendra State School at 309 Nudgee Road have their 150th Anniversary celebrations on Sunday 3rd August from 10am to 3pm. After the official opening at 10am, celebrations will include jumping castles, pony rides, face painting, historic displays, market and food stalls

Visit Seasons at the Dicksons Seniors Expo, Strathpine Community Centre, Monday 11th and Tuesday12th August – call 1300 506 116 for more information.

Seasons Mango Hill Community Fair Saturday 16th August from 10am to 2pm – call 3293 6200 to register

Be Uplifted Inc. Breast Cancer Charity are having a Trivia Night on Saturday 16th August at the Hornets Football Club, Graham Rd, Carseldine from 7pm. For bookings call Tina Wilton 0410 687 493

Visit Seasons at The Logan Loves Seniors Day, Logan Entertainment Centre Tuesday 19th August - Call 1300 506 116 for more information.

Seasons Kallangur Country Festival Themed Family Day Thursday 21st August 10am to 2pm – call 3285 6899 to register

The Waterloo Bay Lapidary Club Inc. will be holding their 47th Annual Gem Show on Saturday 30th August 2014 at the Hemmant Community Hall 31 Hemmant-Tingalpa Road Hemmant from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm all welcome. Admission $3.00 Pensioners $2.00 & Under 12 yrs free. Members Display; come and see what our members have been working on throughout the year. There will be items for sale from Tailgaters & Traders as they have many and varied minerals, rocks, fossils, & gemstones, some in the rough and others all polished and ready for setting or simply just to take home and admire their beauty. Lapidary Supplies are available from our traders plus Jewellery & Handicrafts. Our Club table will have many varieties of Jams, pickles, cakes for you to choose from. Refreshments available all day. Tickets for the Raffle will be available, so get in early as the Raffle will be drawn 2:00 pm on the Day. No car – come by train to Hemmant Station then simply cross the road and you are there. It is a family friendly place and a great day out.

The Apple-MAQ Lions Club have a Barefoot Bowl Fun-draiser raising funds for the Lions Aid & Relief Centre on Sunday 31st August at the Wellington Point Bowls Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point from 10.30am to 1pm.

Parkinson’s Queensland has their fundraiser ‘Walk in the Park’ on Sunday 31st August at New Farm Park. The day’s activities commence at 8am and conclude at 1pm with the walk beginning at 10am sharp. (Ian & Loretta from 4BC are hosting this event). To register go to www.parkinsonswalkqld.com.au

Connet2group are holding a Community Gardens Open Day on Sunday August 31st10am to 2pm Oaklands Street Alexandra Hills. Entry is Gold Coin donation on entry - all proceeds go to maintenance and projects within the garden. Plants and Fresh Produce for sale, tea and coffee, cakes and Biscuits. BBQ Suasage Sizzle, Stalls and Live Music and Membership info.

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers runs over ten days from the 19 to 28 September 2014.
19 to 21 September 2014 - Ergon Energy Flower Food & Wine Festival, Upper Queens Park Cnr, Margaret & Lindsay St, Toowoomba.
19 to 21 September 2014 - Heritage Bank Live Concert Series, Upper Queens Park Cnr Margaret & Lindsay St, Toowoomba (please note this is incorporated in the Festival).
19 to 21 September 2014 - Sideshow Alley, lower Queens Park Cnr Margaret & Hume Street, Toowoomba.
The Chronicle Garden Competition & Exhibition Gardens runs all of carnival
20 September 2014 - The Grand Central Floral Parade, Ruthven St, Toowoomba.
27 September - Spring Soiree runs in a secret location.
28 September - Kids Day Out, Upper Queens Park Cnr Margaret & Lindsay St, Toowoomba.
For more information the website is: www.tcof.com.au

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The Geranium and Pelargonium Society are holding their Annual show at the Auditorium, Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens on the 27th and 28th of September. Admission is $3.00, and children under 14 free.Saturday from 9.00 am till 3.3.0pm Sunday from 9.00 am till 3.00pm.Pelargonium and Geranium plants will be available for sale.Proceeds from this show will be presented to Guide Dogs Queensland.
Morning and Afternoon tea will be available.

Anti poverty week begins on Sunday 12th October and finishes on Saturday 18th October.

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