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A big hit during the Demolition Derby.
IMAGE: 8050 A big hit during the Demolition Derby. Steve Corbett

13 things to do on the Southern Downs this weekend

Allora Show

IT'S going to be a huge weekend in Allora with the running of the 139th Allora Show.

Head along and see heaps of competitions, juding, stalls, rides, food and fun.

Demolition Derby, International Wrestling Australia, live music, prizes and much much more.

WHERE: Allora Showgrounds

WHEN: Today, tomorrow and Sunday

That Dam Ride

STRAP on the cycling shoes and get ready for the biggest charity ride on the Downs.

Try either the 20km, 45km, 70km and 125km rides and enjoy a lunch provided with entry fee.

WHERE: Storm King Dam

WHEN: Sunday

Andy Wilson Memorial Golf Day

THIS Sunday the fourth Andy Wilson Memorial Golf Day will tee off at the Warwick Golf Club.

Heavily supported by the local community, the day will feature several formats of play with staggered start times.

WHERE: Warwick Golf Club

WHEN: Sunday

COST: $30 for non-members, $15 for members

Pull out a compass

WEEK 3 of orienteering will be held at Scots PGC College on Sunday.

The 4pm street orienteering events had proved popular with an influx of competitors who are parkrun regulars.

There are beginner, 3km, 4km and 6km courses.

WHERE: Scots PGC College

WHEN: Sunday, 4pm

COST: $5

Pistol shooting

SEVENTY shooters will start their first rounds in the Warwick Pistol Club February Open Shoot today.

Shooters are coming from as far as Emerald for a shoot which will attract some current Australian representatives.

WHERE: Warwick Pistol Club in Rosehill Rd

WHEN: Today to Sunday

COST: Free to watch for those keen to finding a new sport.

Warwick parkrun

IF you want a walk on a Saturday morning over two laps of a course around the Condamine River, parkrun could be for you.

While the word run is included in the name of the event, organisers are keen to attract walkers as well as runners.

Warwick parkrun organisers want to encourage all to be a part of a fun event.

WHERE: Queens Park, down from rugby field

WHEN: 7am each Saturday

COST: Free

Rep cricket at Queens Park

IF you want to watch some good junior cricket, head to Queens Park on Sunday.

The Warwick under-14 team will play on the turf and a Warwick U12 team, which has three wins from three games, will play on the synthetic.

WHERE: Queens Park

WHEN: Sunday, from 8.30am

COST: Free to watch

Dr Who Club

GRAB your sonic screwdriver and let our your inner sci-fi geek at the Doctor Who Club of Australia meet-up at Allora. Speculate about the new doctor, reminisce over old episodes and show off your best facts at the get together on Sunday.

The day-long event will feature lucky door prizes, videos and games and plenty of fun for all ages.

WHERE: Allora QCWA rooms

WHEN: Sunday, 10am-3pm

COST: Free

Dalveen fundraising dinner

JOIN in a fabulous three- course meal tomorrow, all to raise funds for Liza Cannavo's Lyme disease treatment.

Meals will include antipasto platters, nibbles, glazed baked ham, lasagne and a delicious dessert of red velvet muffins and macadamia ice-cream.

The night will also include raffles and music from David and Sarah Hume.

Tickets will be available on the night.

WHERE: Dalveen Hall

WHEN: Tomorrow from 6.30pm

COST: Adults $35, primary students $5, high schoolers $10 and families $80

Allora ute show

THE ALLORA ute show kicks off tomorrow at the Allora showgrounds. Nominations close 11.30am on the day with judging at noon and presentations at 1.15pm.

Categories include 4x4, B&S, Chicks, Classic, Feral, Street, Town 'n' Country and Work. There will also be novelty categories of best themed, best light display, biggest bull bar, loudest ute and most accessories.

WHERE: Allora showgrounds

WHEN: Tomorrow, from 10am

COST: Free

Junior netball sign-on

SIGH-on day for this season's junior netball will be held tomorrow from 10am-1pm.

Girls and boys born between 2003 and 2012 are able to sign up with their parents.

The season will start on Saturday, February 18..

Please visit the Facebook page for full details warwicknetball/ or ring Linda Bunch on 0407734380.

The focus at junior fixtures level is assisting the player to develop their skills whilst gaining an understanding of all positions on the court and the overall game of netball.

WHERE: Barnes Park, Matthews St

WHEN: Tomorrow 10am- 1pm

COST: Free

Hockey sign on

SIGN up to play hockey in Warwick for 2017.

The Warwick Hockey Association welcomes new and returning players for its 2017 season in juniors, A grade and mixed competition.

At our sign-on you'll be able to have a go on the turf and browse our new look hockey shop.

Visit www.warwickhockey for more information about the sign-on day and the 2017 season.

WHERE: Warwick Hockey Association, Alice St

WHEN: Saturday 9-11am

COST: Free

Yangan Markets


THE Yangan Farmers Markets are on again this weekend and there is no better place to grab a tasty weekend treat. The markets will be held at the Yangan School of Arts on Sunday morning.

Head along to find some sweet treats, fresh produce, bric-a-brac and other great finds.

WHERE: Yangan School of Arts, 7 King St

WHEN: Sunday, 8am-noon

COST: Free

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