Group guide: Toowoomba
TOOWOOMBA QUILTERS CLUB
MEMBERS helped three of our own members celebrate their 80th birthday recently with a morning tea at our regular weekly gathering at TCBC, 100 Glenvale Rd. Audrey, Ann and Sheila were all smiles when presented with handmade cards and bouquets of flowers by Club President, Lyn Lloyd. Club members are busy with their patchwork and quilting projects in preparation for their Club's annual Quilt Exhibition at the Salo Centre, St Ursula's College Rec Hall, Rome St, in September during Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers week.
Along with a huge display of quilts, a Sales Table laden with quality handmade items for sale, demonstrations of various techniques, and refreshments, visitors will be treated to a wonderful Quilt Exhibition in late September.
THE Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver are holding their Cent Sale on Wednesday, July 10. It will be held at All Seasons Function Hall, cnr North and Tor Sts. Doors will open at 8.30am for a 9.30am start. For an entry fee of $5 each will receive a free sheet of tickets, lucky door entry and a buffet morning tea. Excellent prizes including generous meat and fruit trays are to be won in the Multidraw Raffle. All Proceeds go to Charity.
For more, phone the Sisters on 07 4632 1818.
TOOWOMBA HOSPICE TRIVIA NIGHT
WE ARE holding a trivia night at the Toowoomba City Bowls Club in Victoria Street on Friday, July 5 from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Cost is $15 per person (6 people to a team) only 12 teams competing on the night. BYO supper, Tea and Coffee will be supplied, and the Bar will be open. To book your team, phone the Hospice on 07 4659 8500.
WE MEET at 9.30am on the third Monday of the month at Drayton Bowls Club cnr Ball and Gipps St. Cost of $7 includes morning tea.
Next meeting will be on Monday, June 17 and there will be a bring and buy stall and raffles as well as an interesting guest speaker.
Visitors are welcome. This year our branch will be hosting the Toowoomba Seniors Expo on Thursday, August 22 at Berghofer Recreation Centre during Seniors Week.
Phone Hazel on 07 4635 4519.
Pub Rock Bush BBQ - Sunday, June 16 from 2pm to 5pm - Join us as we stay open later for a special Sunday Session at the Museum. Explore the Bush Mechanics exhibition and enjoy live music by local rock cover band Back 'n' Business, beer tasting by Four Brothers Brewery, slot-car racing with your own individually designed slot car, air-brushing demonstrations by local artisan Wayne Ogden, special gourmet BBQ menu items on offer, and more. Cost: $10 per ticket**Ticket price includes entry to the Museum and exhibitions for visitors from outside the Toowoomba region.
Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition - On now. Based on the popular ABC television series co-created by David Batty and Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, and told through the show's distinctive brand of humour, this exhibition showcases the ingenuity of outback mechanics whose clever resourcefulness can turn branches, spinifex and sand into tools and spare parts to get cars back on the road. Featuring a range of items from the series, including two original cars, clay figurines, specially commissioned artwork and interactive displays, it also provides broader insights into Aboriginal life and culture. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see original footage from the series and try their hand at some of the ingenious and resourceful nyurulypa, or tricks, by having a crack at driving the exhibition's 'bush driving simulator'.
At 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba, phone 07 4659 4914 or go to cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au.
ART @ ST MARKS
THIS annual event turns Warwick's St. Mark's Church Hall, Grafton & Albion Sts, into an inviting pop-up gallery from July 19-21, during the first weekend of Jumpers and Jazz in July. Free entry except during Friday's function - $12 entry at the door inclusive of food, wine and live jazz. Artwork from emerging and experienced artists displayed, for sale with hand-crafted "wearable warmers" and gift options all at affordable prices. The onsite Art Café's menu has hot and cold inexpensive favourites. For conditions and entry forms for artists with details for visitors,
Phone 0427 962 281 or go to warwickanglican.org.au.
TOOWOOMBA PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
THE next meeting of the Toowoomba Parkinson's Support Group is on Thursday, July 4 at the usual time and place at 11.30am, Meeting Room, Top Floor, Toowoomba Municipal Library, Victoria Street, Toowoomba.
Our guest speakers will be from the BlueCare Therapy Centre. They will be outlining the specific programs that are available at the Centre for People with Parkinson's. There will be a shared lunch as usual. We look forward to seeing our usual members there and hopefully some new people who are always welcome.
Phone Carol on 07 4659 7646.