What's on: Toowoomba
CROWS NEST GALLERY
CROWS Nest Regional Art Gallery is providing a look inside its collection this summer. Some of the works haven't been publicly viewed for years. All the pieces provide a sense of community and belonging within Australian identity. It's on from Wednesday, January 9 to February 10, from 10.30am-3.30pm. Phone 07 4698 1687.
YOU'LL be lucky to still find a spot, with many classes already sold out, but it's worth a look at the 51st McGregor Summer Arts Retreat program. Check out what's on offer or form ideas to get in early for next season. Develop your creative streak with Australia's longest running visual and creative arts retreat by learning from some of Australia's most well recognised artists during the day and wrap the nights up with evening entertainment. It's on from Sunday, January 13-19. Go to artsworx.usq.edu.au or phone 07 4631 1111.
THE Dalby Markets are back in 2019 on the third Saturday of every month with a range of arts, crafts, produce and food stalls. The first begins at 7am on January 19 at the Dalby Showgrounds. Phone 07 4662 4464.
THE Dalby Country Music Club is hosting two of Australia's favourite traditional country music artists on January 25. Dean Perrett performs everything from bush ballads to bluegrass gospel, while singer-songwriter Peter Pratt combines new songs and traditional favourites. It's 9am-noon on Friday, January 25 for $20 entry. Phone 0488 997 540 or find them on Facebook.
SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB
THE Toowoomba Senior Citizens Club provides a fun space for the young at heart and those wanting to give something new a try.
And what better time than the new year? There's a range of activities from the beginner up, including dances each Wednesday and Thursday night, as well as a schedule of dancing, singalongs, cards, bowls, pool, Tai Chi, yoga, bus trips and concerts. It's at 39 Victoria St. Phone 07 4632 7157 or email seniorcitizenstba@ bigpond.com.
DESIGN and wear your own DIY fashion statements with the Adult Polymer Clay Jewellery Workshop. This $70 all-inclusive workshop on Friday, February 1 will teach you how to roll, shape, design, build and assemble your wearable works of art. All materials are provided. Class are 6-9pm. Email create@ tinkertoowoomba.com or phone 0407 000 808.
TENORI ON TOUR
NATIONAL touring sensation Tenori (David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor) is joined by Jason Turnball to share their favourite classics from all genres - opera, musical theatre, pop and jazz. They will entertain audiences at the Armitage Centre, Empire Theatres at 7.30pm on Saturday, February 2 with fresh versions of songs by Puccini, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lloyd-Webber, Simon & Garfunkel, Verdi, Peter Allen and more. Tickets cost $41-$45. Go to empiretheatre.com.au.
CROWS NEST MARKETS
TASTE and sample the best of local produce, plants wines, cakes, honey and jams with a touch of country hospitality at Crows Nest Village Markets. There's a range of craft, clothing and food stalls including a barbecue from 7am at Centenary Park on Sunday, February 3 and the first Sunday of every month. The markets are run by the Lions Club from 7am-noon. Phone 0429 678 120.
GRIEF AND LOSS
HAVE you experienced the loss of a loved one? The Blue Care Grief and Loss Program runs free small groups to help you work through your grief in a welcoming and inclusive space. Each session runs for two hours 7-9pm from Tuesday, February 5, continuing over eight weeks. Phone Margaret on 0491 071 787 or email bluecare.grief.loss@ gmail.com.
BOLD AMBITIONS 2038
CURATOR Conversation is a series of talks hosted by Queensland Museum Curator Jeff Powell. February's talk will focus on the area's economic development, with guests Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio and principal economic development officer Shamus Garmany. It is free at Cobb + Co Museum on Wednesday, February 6 at 2.30pm.