Free barbecue breakfast part of Ipswich Seniors Week fun

INQUIRIES regarding any of the following Seniors Week events can be directed to Ipswich Council on 3810 6646.

Monday, August 17


SENIORS WEEK VARIETY DAY: The free Variety Day will feature a Seniors Expo with more than 50 stallholders, free morning tea and lunch, arts and crafts, line dancing and live entertainment at Ipswich Showground's Pavilion, Corner Warwick and Salisbury Rds, Ipswich.

Tuesday, August 18


DAY OF CREATIVITY @ GOODNA: This free event will include workshops designed to promote health and well-being by encouraging the creative process and connecting with others. There will be creative arts and musical workshops plus a light lunch provided.

The artwork created will be showcased at the Supper and Sing to be held on August 21. Location: Frank McGreevy Function Centre, Brisbane Tce.

Email: kbrowne@ipswich.qld for further information.



Attendees will have the chance to meet author Iris Barry as she discusses her keen interest in genealogy during this free author talk. Book sales and signings will be available. Location: Barry Jones Auditorium, 40 South St, Ipswich.

Wednesday, August 19


MARBURG SENIORS WEEK CELEBRATIONS: Ipswich Council is proud to support the Marburg Residents' Association to deliver a free event for senior residents in the Marburg area.

The event will include a free morning tea and lunch, tai chi, live entertainment, a school performance, information stalls, competitions and prizes. Location: Marburg Community Hall and Park, Corner Queen and Edmond Sts, Marburg.


SENIORS WEEK @ BOOVAL: Ipswich Council is developing a new partnership with Booval Fair and is proud to be working alongside them in organising a free event for seniors in the local area.

The event will include live entertainment by a local choir and giveaways. Location: Booval Fair, Brisbane Rd, Booval (Outside Woolworths).

Thursday, August 20


SAFER SENIORS PROGRAM: The Community Development Branch is working collaboratively with the Ipswich District Crime Prevention Unit to develop a half-day workshop aimed at keeping seniors safer and promoting Road Safety Week.

This free event will incorporate personal safety strategies and mature and safe driving advice. A light lunch will be provided. Location: Humanities Building Auditorium, 56 South St, Ipswich City Council.

Friday, August 21


SENIORS CINEMA DAY: Seniors will be treated to a cheap day out, with new release movie Ricki and the Flash.

Cost: $5 per ticket. Location: Event Cinemas, Ipswich Mall, Brisbane St, Ipswich.


HIGH TEA: Leichhardt/One Mile Community Centre is being supported by council to run a High Tea for their regular clients plus local community members.

This is a free event that will include live entertainment, interactive performances and games. Location: Leichhardt/One Mile Community Centre, 1 Denman St, Leichhardt.


SUPPER 'N SING NOSTALGIA EVENING: Ipswich Council in partnership with Able Australia and the Jacaranda Jam Community Choir are hosting the Supper and Sing night. This evening will incorporate music appreciation, voice development and a light supper.

This night will also provide a showcase of art pieces created by participants at the Day of Creativity Workshop to be held on August 18. Cost: $10 per person. Location: Frank McGreevy Function Centre (Old Goodna RSL), Brisbane Tce, Goodna. Bookings required: 38123437. Transport available.

Saturday, August 22


GAILES' FAMILY BREAKFAST: Barbecue: Following the overwhelming success of the last five annual family barbecues, Gailes Community House is once again, with council's support, providing residents a free community activity in honour of Seniors Week. The fun will include a free barbecue breakfast, a tai chi session, line dancing and an animal farm. Location: Lowry Park, Corner Connell and Ashworth Sts, Gailes.

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