Top 10 events on around the Toowoomba region
1/ HARMONY DAY
IT'S up to you when to celebrate Toowoomba's cultural diversity. Harmony Day is officially Tuesday, March 21, and hundreds of people are expected to join festivities at the Civic Square (east of the library) to celebrate on that day. There will be food stalls, performers and a barbecue from 10am-2pm. But, USQ will celebrate early on Wednesday, March 15. The event, in the quad from 12-2pm, is open to everyone and will launch USQ's Multicultural Action Plan, and feature international fashion show and food stalls, cultural music, song and dance, as well as information stalls.
2/ CLASSIC CABARET
TOOWOOMBA Choral Society is featuring the music of stage and screen in its latest presentation of Classic Cabaret on March 17-19. Songs come from Westside Story, Sister Act, the Lord of the Rings and more, will be presented by the full choir as well as solos to trios. Tickets are $20 at toowoombatickets.com.au or phone Leona on 0427 690 558.
3/ FARMER WANTS A SCIENCE LIFE EXHIBIT
LEARN how science is changing agriculture, hear from scientists and producers and celebrate the future of farming while sampling local produce and music at The Farmer Wants a Science Life exhibit at Cobb + Co Museum on Friday, March 17, from 5.30-9pm. This is a free, ticketed event for adults and is the first World Science Festival Brisbane regional event to be held in Toowoomba. Call 4659 4900 for details.
4/ PYJAMA TRIVIA NIGHT
CAN your brains help out children in foster care? The Battle of The Brains Pyjama Trivia Night is on at Highfields Tavern from 6-9.30pm on Wednesday, March 24. It's all about coming together (in your pjs) with friends, family and colleagues and raising much-needed funds for kids who deserve a brighter start in life. Cost $20. Email Carina Nguyen at email@example.com.
IF YOU enjoy scrapbooking, painting, mixed media or beyond, join in social craft with Roberta every Friday from 10am at East Creek Community Centre. Cost is just $2 or $12 to use Roberta's supplies. For details, call the centre on 4639 2755.
6/COUNTRY MUSIC RUSH
SEE the latest in upcoming talents at the Country Music Rush all-age talent quest at Oakey Cultural Centre from 8.30am-5pm on March 25-26. This is the 24th year of the competition and last year's winner Lisa Volp will perform at the conclusion. For details go to www.gardencitycountrymusic.com. Admission is $10 adults, pensioners $8.
7/ SENIORS TRIVIA
Seniors Trivia will test your general knowledge at Felton Hall on Monday, March 27, Toowoomba City Library March 28 and Jondaryan Hall April 4. Doors open 9.15am and heads down 10am-noon. Entry is free and there's morning tea to keep you going. Phone 131 872 to book.
8/ NOBBY COUNTRY MORNING TEA
WOULDN'T the world be a lot simpler if we didn't have to bother about money? Nobby Country Morning Tea is hosted on the first Saturday of each month by Condamine Catchment Community Exchange - a non-profit group in which members trade goods and services. Everyone's invited to talk and trade, enjoy music, creative workshops, meet the grower, learn household tips and more. Next event is April 1 from 8.30-11am at Nobby School of Arts Hall, Sister Kenny St. Call 0473 499 077.
9/ WHITE HALO ENSEMBLE
WHITE Halo Ensemble presents chamber music at its best at USQ Arts Theatre from 6-7.30pm on Wednesday, April 5. Under the guise of a traditional quartet of violin, viola, cello and piano, White Halo presents a unique sound, including new works commissioned from Australian and overseas composers. A reception will be held afterwards. Call 4631 1111 or email USQArtsworx.BoxOffice@usq.edu.au.
10/ IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT QLD
A NEW exhibit opened last month at the Cobb + Co Museum and, while it runs until the end of the year, you might as well be one of the first to see the story of ancient Queensland, written in rocks and landscapes and presented photographically. It's called In Search of Ancient Queensland is free for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency. Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4659 4900.