What's on: Toowoomba
BUSH MECHANICS EXHIBITION
ON NOW until August, this exhibition is based on the ABC TV series.
Told through the show's distinctive brand of humour, it 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. It's at Cobb+Co Museum.
Phone 07 4659 4900 or go to cobbandco.qm .qld.gov.au/.
MOTHER'S DAY TRIVIA
WELL, the main point is, don't forget mum on Sunday, May 12! But here's just one idea for you. Get your team together for Toowoomba Hospice's Mother's Day trivia night at the Club Hotel Clifton from 2-5pm on Saturday, May 11.
Cost is $25 per person, which includes afternoon tea. There will be prizes, not just for the winners, but also for 'lucky last', best hat and lucky door.
And in the spirit of 'fun-draising', participants are invited to bring $5 notes to bribe the adjudicator and gold coins for the lucky number boards. Phone to book on 07 4697 3336.
CROWS NEST SHOW
THE 116th Crows Nest Show on Saturday, May 11, from 7-11.30pm has action for all ages, including main ring performances, fireworks, entertainment and all the country show classics. That includes cattle, woodchopping, chainsaw racing, cookery, poultry, tractor pull, grand parade and more.
Entry is $15 adults. Find them on Facebook.
MAYORAL PRAYER BREAKFAST
TOOWOOMBA couple Kate and Cameron Venables are the first guest co-speakers for the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast at Rumours International on Tuesday, May 14.
The couple has a work history across social services, teaching and theology in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
The 27th breakfast will raise funds for Hear and Say and Eva's Place.
Tickets ($25 adults) are on sale until 10am Monday, May 13.
Phone 131 872, go to tr.qld.gov.au/breakfast or to the council service centre.
DOLLS, BEARS AND CRAFTS
ALL things crafty and cuddly will be on show and sale at the Doll and Bear Winter Craft Show at the Lutheran Church Hall, Phillip St, Toowoomba, on Saturday, May 18, from 9am-4pm.
A puppet-maker is attending this year and you will see people in action "crafting".
Enjoy the treats at the teddy tea room too. Entry is $5 (under-12s free). Supporting Toowoomba Hospice.
Phone Barb on 0409 895 584 or go to countryheartevents.com/.
RELAY FOR LIFE
WHETHER you participate or donate, you're an important part of Toowoomba's Relay for Life. There are more than 100 teams comprising more than 600 participants in this year's event from Saturday, May 18, to Sunday, May 19, at Queens Park.
The target is to raise $125,000 and by Anzac Day $49,000 had been reached. Relay for Life is an overnight event that raises funds for the Cancer Council.
It's also a chance for the Toowoomba community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. Earlybird registration is $30 adults ($40 after May 13).
Opening ceremony 2pm Saturday, with the candlelight ceremony at 5.30pm and closing Sunday 8am. Go to toowoombarelayforlife on Facebook.
THE TEN TENORS
HERE'S a feel-good pressie for Mum or anyone you love.
At Empire Theatre on Wednesday, May 22, the Ten Tenors are celebrating love, and singing some of the most popular love songs of all time. It includes everything from pop to classics, with a twist of these guys' incredible talent.
Tickets are from $85.
Phone 1300 655 299 or go to empire theatre.com.au.
STEPPING Out Winter Glamour Runway raised more than $22,000 for cancer care services at Toowoomba's St Andrew's Hospital in 2018 and is back on Monday, May 27. Founded by Kaye Foley Model Agency and Academy, it showcases the top trends in fashion for this winter season from local retail giants to the region's boutiques. It's at Rumours Convention Centre from 7pm and tickets are $49.50.
Phone 07 4697 6210 or email kaye.foley6@ bigpond.com.
APIA GOOD TIMES
THE Apia Good Times tour has a big line-up of familiar names, including Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young.
Each will perform their hits and favourite songs, culminating in a finale with all seven acts sharing the stage. It's at the Empire Theatre from 7.30pm on Thursday, May 30.
Tickets are from $99. Phone 1300 655 299 or go to empire theatre.com.au.
HAVE A GREEN SAY
CONSIDERING how important our "green" is to this region, it's worth considering having a say on Toowoomba Regional Council's draft Green Infrastructure Strategy (Green.IS).
It will guide how council plans, delivers and values the region's natural assets. It covers everything from our famous gardens and tree-lined suburban streets to fertile agricultural plains, habitat corridors, creeks and bushland parks.
Go to yoursay.tr.qld .gov.au/greenis.
TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY ASSOCIATION NEWS
INTERNATIONAL Workshop 2019 - Gatton, Queensland. July 17-21 at the University of Queensland, Gatton Campus. Like last year, Brisbane Branch will be providing some foods to help with the morning and afternoon teas. We are looking for bakers to make fruit cakes and monetary donations for us to buy other staples. Our cakes were wonderful last year, so let's get baking again. Thank you to all the great cooks.
For workshop: register online via the workshops link at taoist.org.au.