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Moogerah Passion Play returns for 23rd year

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Moogerah Passion PlayThe popular Moogerah Passion Play, a dramatic account of the Passion of Christ, returns for its 23rd year.

As in past years, the performance features a cast of locals on stage and behind the scenes.

This community performance is delivered from a unique amphitheatre on the banks of Lake Moogerah, just outside Boonah.

Passion Plays have been performed by communities in Europe through the ages to teach the central truths of the Bible.

The cast features about 100 actors, technicians and up to 11 denominations are involved in this ecumenical event.

Performances start at 5pm on Saturday and Sunday March 28 and 29 and Friday and Saturday April 3 and 4.

Performances are free and gates open at 4pm. Food is available for purchase before, during and after the performance.

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Free Easter holiday activities

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Scenic Rim Easter Holiday activitiesThe Scenic Rim Regional Council’s School Holiday activities return for the Easter holidays.

The program is packed full of free and low-cost activities for children of most ages.

On offer are movies, cooking classes, skateboarding, hip-hop and felt crafting workshops and lessons in cartoon drawing.

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Give the kids an adventure holiday this Easter

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

kids-flying-fox-adventure-activities-gold-coastLeave your electronic gadgets at home these school holidays and give your children an experience they’ll remember.

Many of the Scenic Rim’s wilderness and nature retreats are offering exciting school holiday programs for children and families.

Try rock climbing, go on a night adventure, make your own lantern and explore some of the region’s beautiful national parks under the guidance of skilled leaders.

Mt Barney Lodge has released a comprehensive school holiday program, as has O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. At O’Reillys the kids can be part of the Eco Rangers program, which includes spotlighting, bushwalking and exploring the creeks and streams.

At the Binna Burra Mountain Lodge kids stay for free over Easter and they can join the Echidna Club and take part in a range of activities, including archery, bush craft and ride the flying fox.

If you’re after an authentic farm experience, check out the Lillydale Farmstay, the Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy, or Tommerup’s Dairy Farm.

Rathdowney Country Markets

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

country-marketsVisit Rathdowney for the annual Easter Sunday Country Markets and Bush Poetry Competition.

The market theme is ‘make it, bake it, grow it, sew it’ and that’s what you’ll find. An array of locally crafted and grown goods, including food, plants, woodwork, historical displays and live music.

Join the bush poetry competition. Enjoy the all-day sausage sizzle

Entry is free.

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Jump on the campdraft circuit

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Two of the Scenic Rim’s most popular horse events return this month.

Beaudesert Campdraft will be held on April 10-12 at the Beaudesert Showgrounds.

See these accomplished riders work the cattle.

On April 17-19 the action moves to Rathdowney for the town’s memorial campdraft.

Campdrafting requires great skill from both horse and rider as they attempt to ‘cut out’ one beast from a mob of cattle in the yard.

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Beaudesert Easter and ANZAC Races

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Beaudesert RacesEnjoy old-fashioned country racing in Beaudesert during April.

The Easter Monday Races on April 6 will be a fun day out for the family, with free entry, a jumping castle and face painting on offer.

The Anzac Day Races will be held on April 25 and gates open at 11am. Enjoy lunch in the marquee; take in the live entertainment and the Fashions on the Field.

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Jazz and vines at Normanby Wines

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

jazz_day-logoRelax over a glass of Scenic Rim Normanby wine and take in the sounds of the Fassifern Five on April 12.

The local jazz outfit, The Fassifern Five, will play in the courtyard of Normanby Wines at Harrisville.

Normanby Wines has a large range including Verdelho, viognier, durif, shiraz, grenache and merlot.

Bookings are essential.

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Fassifern Fifties Festival returns to Aratula

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Fassifern Fifties FestivalThe popular Fassifern Fifties Festival returns to Aratula on May 2 and 3.

The festival is held at the Aratula State School and was created to celebrate all things mid century – cars, music, clothes and dance.

The township of Aratula is located along the Cunningham highway and has just 70 homes and a small local school of just 39 students.

The school hosts the festival and all funds raised will help replace the playground equipment.

This year the festival will fun over two days and will feature five acres of classic cars and bikes, three acres of market stalls, vintage fashion parades, dancing and a pin-up pageant.

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Darlington Community Twilight Market and Bush Dance

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

3274371_origCute as a button, totally unique and swinging to a bush band beat. Your favourite country market just got better!!
Darlington Community Market is being held Saturday March 21 and this time it will be a twilight event to take advantage of their gorgeous Autumn evenings. The setting is the picturesque Darlington State School in the Lost World Valley – nestled at the foothills of the Border Ranges and Lamington National Park. There could not be a better place to introduce the family to a genuine bush dance and enjoy the markets that have become an anticipated event in their own right.
The markets hold the theme of home grown, homemade, handmade, local, organic and fair trade. The quality on offer is assured and the opportunity to find something truly unique is genuine. Darlington is at the heart of the Scenic Rim, a region fast becoming a food and art mecca in South East Queensland.
The dance features the Ran Tan Bush Band – an acknowledged leader in Australian bush and country music. Featuring fiddle, banjo, guitar, lagerphone, alto sax, percussion, tin- whistle and dance-caller, Rantan gets you going! It is a beginner and family friendly event so don’t be shy!
Add to that free children’s entertainment, food and drinks for sale and the opportunity to stay locally at one of the Lost World’s tourist accommodation venue’s and you may find yourself enchanted a little longer.
Take time out with the family and experience life in Darlington.

When: March 21st 2015
Where: Darlington State School – 2744 Kerry Rd, Darlington
Web: darlingtonmarkets.weebly.com
Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family
Phone: 07 5544 8202
Email: jmartens001@gmail.com

Scenic Rim War Stories

Friday, March 6th, 2015

WSAOT bannerWar Stories and Our Town is a year-long program of exhibitions, performances, forums, community activities and commemorative events throughout the Scenic Rim.

A printed program documents many of the Scenic Rim’s war stories and is available from local cultural centres, libraries, visitor information centres and the Council’s customer service centres.

There’s a number of exhibitions and events happening during March.

On Saturday March 14 join guest artist Carolyn Gardiner at The Centre Beaudesert to learn portraiture techniques from 10am in the Remembering Women in War workshop.

The Women in War Exhibition continues until March 18 at The Centre Beaudesert. It is presented in association with the QLD Museum and the Scenic Rim Heritage Network. Entry is free.

On March 19 catch Charles Chauvel’s Forty Thousand Horsemen, the 1940s classic telling the story of the Australian Lighthorse during WW1. Chauvel spent part of his life living in the Scenic Rim. The movie starts at 10am at The Centre Beaudesert.

On March 20 join the fun at Musical Mornings: Let’s Misbehave at the Boonah Cultural Centre. This musical revue of the Roaring 20s documents the post war years, including Ragtime, the Black Bottom, jazz, cocktails, bottle liquor and prohibition. Show starts at 11am. Tickets are $16.

Anzac – a day in the life exhibition opens at The Centre Beaudesert on March 27. The exhibition looks at the life of the Anzac soldier and the impact the First World War had on soldiers, veterans, nurses, farmers, families and towns. It runs until May 27.

Help decorate the local towns for Anzac Day by participating in a Glorybox Arts Workshop on March 28.
Create metres of bunting from recycled fabric with the creative help of Ministry of Handmade. Workshops are on in Boonah from 9.30am to noon and Beaudesert from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Find out more about all of the War Stories and our Town activities