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

TO HELP plan the next seven days, here are 13 events happening across the Toowoomba region.


Ars Cantorum

TOOWOOMBA choir Ars Cantorum is presenting a sacred music concert, "Cantate Domino" from the 1700s to present day at St James' Church starting at 6.30pm with a light supper to follow.

Guest artists are soprano Cassie Midgley and tenor Philip Prendergast.

St James' Church is located on the corner of Russell and Mort Sts. For further information, phone 0412327616.

The Best of The Eagles

THE Best of The Eagles is a concert production that will take you on a journey through the band's staggering catalogue of hits, delivering a captivating show from start to finish.

The show will deliver no less than the synonymous country rock sound Eagles fans have come to expect.

It will be on at the Empire Theatre from 8pm.

Tickets via empiretheatre.com.au or by phoning 1300655299.

The 52-Storey Treehouse

THE 52-Storey Treehouse is a play by Richard Tulloch, adapted from the best-selling book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.

Andy and Terry's Treehouse is now 52 storeys high, with yet more fantastic inventions.

Today is a special day. It's Andy's birthday, but Terry has mysteriously disappeared, and to top it all off Jill has fallen into a deep sleep and they just can't wake her up.

There will be two shows - one at 11.30am and one at 6pm. It will be on at the Empire Theatre. Tickets via empiretheatre.com.au or 1300655299.



Head out to the Toowoomba Showgrounds this weekend for the Toowoomba Model Train Expo.
Head out to the Toowoomba Showgrounds this weekend for the Toowoomba Model Train Expo. Kevin Farmer


Model train expo

HEAD out to the Founders Pavilion at Toowoomba Showgrounds for the Toowoomba Model Trains and Craft and Hobby Expo.

See lots of layouts in all the popular scales, various other hobbies, historical societies, trade stands and refreshments.

There will also be Kids Korner with activities for the little ones as well as a Kraft Korner.

It runs from 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday. For further information, visit www.ddmrc.com.au or phone 46381408.

Don't Dress for Dinner

THE Jondaryan Players Amateur group has been working hard to perfect Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti.

There will be matinee performances as well as some theatre restaurant shows, to be held at the Jondaryan Hall in Duke St.

Doors open for the matinee performances at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. The theatre restaurant shows will be staged the following weekend.

Bookings are essential by phoning Trish on 46915247, 0458208803 or by emailing trish@mcind.com.au.

BuddyVerse Minecraft Camp

TICKETS for the next Toowoomba Minecraft Camp are available.

This camp is hosted by Julian Clarke (Joolz) and will be held at the Canvas Coworking Space, on Saturday and Sunday, 9am-3pm.

Tickets are $65 per day and you can buy them by visiting buddyverse.com/camps/70. If you are not yet a member of BuddyVerse you will need to register and add your kids. For further information, phone Joolz on on 0421 543 317.


Queensland Day celebrations

THE new Toowoomba City Library precinct will play host to this year's official Queensland Day celebrations for Toowoomba.

Head down for the official mayoral welcome at 9am, which will be followed by plenty of entertainment from 9.15am.

The day will feature fun for the whole family including rides, laser tag, rock climbing, traditional outdoor games, storytelling, birthday cake cutting, barbecue lunch and market food.

The event will also incorporate the Margaret Street Markets.

If you would like to pre-book a picnic basket lunch from the new Library Cafe, phone 0419 650 370.

World Environment Day will be celebrated in beautiful Lake Annand Park.
World Environment Day will be celebrated in beautiful Lake Annand Park. Bev Lacey

World Environment Day

TOOWOOMBA'S 40th Anniversary United Nations World Environment Day celebrations will be held at Lake Annand Park (on the corner of Mackenzie and Long Sts) from 9.30am-4pm.

Everyone is welcome to this free family fun day in the park with stalls, music, speakers, children's activities and food available, to highlight the environment and related issues of peace, indigenous matters, multiculturalism, multi-faith, social justice, anti-racism and empowerment.

Wine show

THE Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland Wine Show and Mediterranean Challenge is the perfect opportunity to try out some new wines.

Head to the Glenvale Room at Toowoomba Showgrounds from noon for a public wine tasting event.

Tickets are $17 including a souvenir glass to take home.

Dress is smart casual. For further information, phone 4634 7400.

Country music show

COME along for an afternoon of good country music performed by the Longyard Country Music Club members and visiting artists.

Free tea and coffee and afternoon tea. Bring a plate to share.

The monthly members' meeting will be held at 10.30am followed by the concert at noon. For further information, phone 4691 1812.


Lions Club of Toowoomba meeting

THE Lions Club of Toowoomba helps numerous charities, research organisations and overseas communities.

Members of the public are invited to come along to a meeting, make some friends and have fun while helping the community.

This is a dinner meeting, to be held at the Burke and Wills Hotel, and costs $20. Phone president Don Russell on 0419301780 to book or find out more.


USQ study options evening

COME along to USQ's Study Options Evening and chat to friendly university staff about everything you need to know about starting tertiary education.

Admission is free. Tea and coffee will also be provided.

It's on at Toowoomba City Golf Club from 4.30-6.30pm. Register now at usq.edu.au/sayhello.

Rotary trivia night

NOMINATE your team of up to six people for the Annual Rotary Club of Toowoomba City trivia night in aid of the Toowoomba Hospice. It will be on at Regent's on the Lake, corner of Perth and Mackenzie Sts, at 6.30pm.

Cost is $10 per head and food and drinks will be available. No BYO.

For team registration, phone Robyn on 4635 7756, 0408 661 457 or email robyn@rplantation.com.au.

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