10 things to do in 7 days: Getting out in Toowoomba


Friday at the Flicks

A technicolour whirlwind of romance and obsession, the film Heavenly Creatures follows the manic relationship of two teenage girls and the murder that shocked New Zealand back in the 1950s.

Kate Winslet's debut role and the film that solidified Peter Jackson as a tour-de-force of film making, Heavenly Creatures tells the darkly compelling true tale of an obsessive relationship between two teenage girls in 1950s Christchurch.

Based on true events, the lavishly-filmed hypnotic escapade recounts the friendship of outsider Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) with the beautiful Juliet (Kate Winslet).

Sharing a passion for literature and art, the two quickly develop an uncomfortably intense relationship, bonded together by a shared fantasy land that they will go to any lengths, no matter how repellent, to conserve.

It's on at the USQ Arts Theatre from 6pm.

A technicolour whirlwind of romance and obsession, Heavenly Creatures follows the manic relationship of two teenage girls & the murder that shocked New Zealand
A technicolour whirlwind of romance and obsession, Heavenly Creatures follows the manic relationship of two teenage girls & the murder that shocked New Zealand

Gold: The ABBA Show

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of ABBA's signature songs, Happy Days Records and GOLD: The Ultimate ABBA Show present Dancing Queen: The 40th Anniversary Tour, set to thrill audiences in 2016 with a brand new show.

Dancing Queen is arguably one of ABBA's most popular songs. 

Released in August 1976, the single lead the release of the band's fourth album Arrival. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine listed the track as one of the greatest songs of all time, so it's only natural that we bring out the flares and platform shoes and raise the disco ball in a production that will have you shamelessly dancing in the aisles.

It's on at the Armitage Centre- Heritage Bank Auditorium at the Empire Theatre from 8pm.

Tickets via empiretheatre.com.au or by calling 1300 655 299. 


Film making workshops

As part of the 1st Cut Shorts Youth Film Festival, Toowoomba Regional Council and the Crows Nest Lions club are excited to bring some film making workshops to the region.

Learn how to make a short film using a smart device - no previous experience required, and all equipment provided. Workshops are free and designed for participants aged 8 to 17 years old.

Saturday workshops will run from 9am-noon at Crows Nest Community Centre and 1.30-4.30pm at Goombungee Library.

Sunday workshops will be held at Oakey Community Centre from 9am-noon and Highfields Sport and Recreation Centre from 1-4pm.

Email firstcutshorts@outlook.com or phone TRC on 131872 to request your registration form.

Places are limited, so get in quick!

QCWA fashion parade and afternoon tea

Toowoomba City Business Women's branch invite you to a Fashion Parade and Afternoon Tea with guest speaker Jenny Mitchell, Chairman of the Associated Country Women of the World Constitutional Committee, ACWW Past Deputy World President and ACWW Past World Secretary.

The fashion parade will be run by Fashions on the Go - Rosa da Silva.

It will run from 1.30pm at the Laurel Bank Park Hall in Hill St.

To book or find out more, phone Phoebe Mitchell on 0438 064 996.

Trivia night

Kingsthorpe and District Progress Association is hosting a trivia night fundraiser at the Kingsthorpe Hall.

Doors open at 6pm and the trivia starts at 7pm.

People can form teams of up to eight people and entry costs are $10 for adults and $5 for players under 15 years.

There will be a raffle and lucky door prizes on the night as well as a sausage sizzle and hot and cold drinks.

To book a table, please phone or text Adam on 0413 039 928.

Country dance

COME dancing at Gowrie Little Plain Hall to the sounds of the Country Notes band.

Admission is $10 including a lucky door ticket and supper and the dance starts at 8pm.

The Deb of the Year Ball will be held on Saturday, August 20.

Interested debutantes can phone 4696 7547 or 4633 7112 to find out more.


Feature Artisan Peekay Plumeier

Cobb and Co Museum's winter Feature Artisan is crochet artisan Peekay Plumeier.

Meet Peekay and watch her at work on beautiful handmade crochet accessories in the Museum Shop from 10am-2pm.

Feature Artisan is an initiative of Cobb and Co Museum to showcase the hand made products from artisans in our region.

Cobb and Co Museum is located in Lindsay St.

Entry is free for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council area.

Watch crochet artisan Peekay Plumier work her magic at Cobb and Co.
Watch crochet artisan Peekay Plumier work her magic at Cobb and Co. Bev Lacey


Meet your candidates

TOOWOOMBA residents will be given the opportunity to meet and network with local candidates for the upcoming federal election.  

Hosted by the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, the forum will be held in the Tapestry Room at Fitzy's in Margaret St, Toowoomba.  

The event begins with networking at 5pm and finishes at 7pm, with formal proceedings starting from 5.30pm.    T

he forum will be moderated by USQ Professor Geoff Cockfield and each candidate will be invited to speak for five minutes each.  

To register, visit www.toowoombatickets.com.au.  


Social gardening

Members of Toowoomba Community Organic Gardens Association extend a welcome to you to come along to visit the gardens, find out about how you can get involved and swap tips on gardening.

Share a cuppa and meet others interested in growing healthy food.

Members will be at the garden from 9.30-11.30am.

It's located at 22a Goggs St Toowoomba.


Refugee Week film night

Freedom Stories is a film that explores the achievements of former 'boat people' who arrived from the Middle East around in 2001 - the year of the Tampa and of "Children overboard".

These refugees have shown astonishing resilience in surviving detention, then building new lives here. Theirs are remarkable and moving stories.

As a Refugee Welcome Zone, Toowoomba has its own success stories.

Come celebrate Freedom Stories and meet some people who have built new lives in our community.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start and it will be held in the Seminar Room, upstairs in the Toowoomba City Library. Refreshments will be provided.

Parking available in basement car park. Take lift to the third floor.

No bookings are required and entry is by gold coin donation.

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