10 things to do this weekend in Toowoomba

The human snow globe will be one of many fun activities at Snowflakes in Stanthorpe.
The human snow globe will be one of many fun activities at Snowflakes in Stanthorpe. Contributed

1. Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

WHERE: Stanthorpe

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday 

IT SEEMS almost sinful to not help celebrate an inaugural festival for Queensland's coolest town which is only about two hours down the road.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe will be a weekend of snow-themed fun and events.

There will be an ice skating rink, winter markets, an enchanting winter forest and more.

Visit snowflakesinstanthorpe.com.au/ for more details.

2. Paddock to Potager

  • WHERE: Paddock to Potager farm
  • WHEN: Saturday, 9.30am and 11.30am

HEAD out to the farm to learn how to milk a cow, feed the pigs, pat the chooks, cuddle the ducklings and collect the farmhouse eggs. You can learn how to farm sustainably and learn where to source your food from local farms.

Cost is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four or more.

Find out more at www.paddockto potager.com.au

Launch of the annual Camellia Show. Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo Committee member Rusell Campbell. June 17, 2016
Launch of the annual Camellia Show. Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo Committee member Rusell Campbell. June 17, 2016 Bev Lacey

3. Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo launch

  • WHERE: 1 Mabel St, Mt Lofty
  • WHEN: Saturday, 11am

AFTER many months of speculation the 2016 Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo Winter Garden has been revealed.

June and Peter Fearon have offered their magnificent garden to be displayed.

4. Margaret St Markets

  • WHERE: Margaret St, between Ruthven and Neil sts
  • WHEN: Sunday, 8am to 2pm

ENJOY this month's Margaret Street Markets. There will be local craft and locally produced food and wines.

5. Sunday brunch

  • WHERE: Firefly café, 100 Russell St
  • WHEN: Sunday, 8.30am to 11.30am

HEAD out to the café to enjoy a lovely Sunday brunch with some live music to keep you entertained.

6. Family fun day

  • WHEN: Sunday, 11am
  • WHERE: Clifford Park Racecourse

SO MUCH to see and do at the free family fun day. The first of eight live horse races kicks off at 12.15pm with the Thoroughbred Pig Races in between.

There will be a kids only Fashions on the Field.

7. Royal Bullshead Inn event

  • WHEN: Sunday 10am to 4pm
  • WHERE: Royal Bullshead Inn

SEE demonstrations on Old Style Handicrafts at the Royal Bulls Head Inn's open day.

You can see demonstrations on hat making, knife making, sock knitting, hexagon sewing and scrapbooking.

Entry is $4 for children and $6 for adults.

Walktogether, celebrating diversity, Duncan Ord with the drumming group, Dudu Zulu. Photo: Bev Lacey / The Chronicle
Walktogether, celebrating diversity, Duncan Ord with the drumming group, Dudu Zulu. Photo: Bev Lacey / The Chronicle Bev Lacey

8. Dudu Zulu drum circle

  • WHEN: Saturday, 1pm
  • WHERE: Village Green, Toowoomba

THE Dudu Zulu African drumming group will be holding a drum circle.

Bring your own drum or enjoy the drums provided. All instruments are welcome.

For details phone Paul Wright on 0413 999 731.

9. Paris Underground

  • WHEN: Saturday, 8pm
  • WHERE: Empire Theatre, Armitage Centre Heritage Bank Auditorium

ENTER the Paris Underground and journey through the dark delights of the city ofl ight.

Witness astounding acts of magic and illusion, spectacular tap dancing,brilliant burlesque, breath taking aerials, quirky circus and incendiary song in a classic European cabaret and variety show.

Table seating is $42 each or $240 for a table of six. Seating bank tickets are $36 each.

To book visit www.empiretheatre.com.au or phone 1300 655 299.

Toowoomba Repertory Theatre One-Act Playwriting Competition convenor Mike Taylor.
Toowoomba Repertory Theatre One-Act Playwriting Competition convenor Mike Taylor. Nev Madsen

10. One Act Play auditions

  • WHEN: Sunday, 2pm
  • WHERE: Toowoomba Repertory Theatre

TOOWOOMBA Repertory Theatre is holding auditions for parts in its One-Act Plays Festival.

The three winning plays to feature in the 2016 popular play festival have only recently been decided.

Five men and eight women of varying ages are required for the performances as well as backstage crew and a lighting operator and prompts for each play.
 


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