What's on in your town
THERE'S an undeniable charm to stained glass, and the copperfoiling stained glass workshop at the Cobb & Co Museum from August 19-20 makes you the creator. Under acclaimed glass artist Richard Apel, you will produce your own piece with a feature bird, animal, flower or figure using copperfoil, solder and glass pieces. Cost for the weekend is $355 including tuition, materials and lunch and morning and afternoon tea. Go to cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au
RELAY FOR LIFE
THE Lockyer Valley Relay for Life is back from Saturday, August 19, at Gatton Showground's from 2pm until 8am Sunday raising vital funds for Cancer Council research and support services. So get along and celebrate local cancer survivors, remember loved ones and raise money to save more lives. There's an information session at Gatton State School at 6pm Wednesday, August 16 or call Marianne Harth on 0428995872.
PITTSWORTH CHARITY WALK
GRANDPARENTS, it's time to grab the family and join in Pittsworth's major Children's Hospital fund-raiser on Saturday, August 19, with a Superheroes and Disney-themed Charity Walk starting at Woolworths Pittsworth, costing $2 per person. It's followed at 6pm by a family fun night at the showground's, with rides, a mini sideshow alley, a twilight market, food and drink and live entertainment all night. Cost for adults is $10 or family of four for $30. Call Hayley on 0408069937.
SELF PUBLISHING WORKSHOP
HAVE you been quietly working away at the next great novel? USQ lecturer in editing and publishing, Dallas Barker is running a self-publishing workshop from 10am-5pm on Sunday, August 20. He will take you through the process of self-publishing a polished manuscript as well as the post-publication stages, such as marketing. Cost is $110 including lunch. Call 46311111 or go to artsworx.usq.edu.au.
CELEBRATE ALL THINGS SCOTTISH
GET your kilt out, the Annual Languages and Cultures Festival from 10am-4pm on Sunday, August 20 is this year celebrating all things Scottish. The festival's motto is One World, Many Faces, and it's a salute to the diversity in our community with international food stalls, health expo, performances from around the globe, rides, displays and much more. Entry is $8 adults, $5 concession. Go to www.tlcfestival.com.au.
IT'S KINDA MAGIC
WE can't get Freddy Mercury back, so the next best thing is Queen: It's a Kinda Magic at the Empire Theatre, on Friday, August 25. The premier Queen tribute show completes a 16-stop national tour here and everything from the costumes, instruments and even the lighting cues have been designed to replicate those in the real 1986 World Tour concert, with hits including of course We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody, as well as a few more obscure songs for the die-hards. Cost is $79. Call: 1300655299.
THIS has to be one of my favourite awareness days, not just because of the cause, but who doesn't love a bright, happy yellow daff? Throughout August there's flowers, pins and bears on sale, but the big day is August 25, so show you care.
WOOLSHED CLASSIC BIKE RALLY
IF you love all things two-wheel, you've got to get yourself to the Woolshed Classic Bike Rally at Jondaryan Woolshed from August 25-27. The event celebrates every genre of bike from speedway to motocross, sidecars from 1900s to 1980s. And what a cheap day out, with a gold coin charity donation to see the bikes on show and put through trials, enjoy food and live entertainment as well as activities for the kids including mini train and horse and cart rides and baby animals.
LOCKYER VALLEY SPRING FESTIVAL
LAIDLEY is the place to be from September 7-9 for the Lockyer Valley Spring Festival, including a grand parade and family fun day on Saturday, a show 'n' shine and the Quilt and Craft Expo at the Uniting Church. As well as displays and demonstrations of quilts, craft, patchwork and more, the guys can enjoy displays including vintage trucks, tractors, cars and engines. Go to www.luvyalockyer.com.au.
THE Haden Hall Dinner Dance from 7pm on Saturday, September 9 promises a good old-fashioned country night out with dancing, a two-course meal and late supper for just $22.50 for adults. Why not get those dancing shoes on again for a night out? Bookings essential by September 2. Call Donna on 46988291 or Judy on 46988186.