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School holiday fun – movies, art, cooking and more

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Mix media Printmaking workshop 227The popular Scenic Rim Regional Council school holiday program is back, offering plenty of free and low-cost activities to entertain the kids.

The program includes movies, cooking classes, art classes and library activity sessions.

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Cuckoo Nest celebrates 20 years

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Cuckoo Clock Nest Tamborine MountainTamborine Mountain’s popular German Cuckoo Clock Nest celebrates its 20-year anniversary this month, with an authentic German festival of food, culture, music – and clocks!

The Bavarian Clock Chalet will host a festival celebration on Saturday November 15, with a program of promotions and activities celebrating the occasion

An exquisite Comitti timepiece will be unveiled and replicas of the famous Harrison Grasshopper and Congreve clocks will be imported especially for the day.

These timepieces were first created by groundbreaking inventors of marine navigation and rockets in the 18th century.

A live Oompah Band will perform, as will the Alpenrosen Dance Group.

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Join 37th O’Reilly’s Bird Week

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

regent-bowerbird_o'reilly's-websiteThe popular O’Reilly’s Bird Week returns for the 37th year, from November 2 to 9.

The 2014 event features a number of guest speakers, including Tim O’Reilly, Glen Threlfo, Ian Gynther, Bill McDonald and Duncan Fowler.

Participants will also be joined by Stephen Moss, a documentary producer at the BBC’s Natural History Unit.

The program provides an opportunity to visit many scenic locations and uncover the special birds of the Lamington National Park.

Registration is essential.

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Popular All Saints Fete is back

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

All Saints FeteThe All Saints Boonah school fete returns on Sunday November 3.

This popular community event is held biennially on the school grounds in Church St Boonah.

This year’s event features a full schedule of live entertainment and events, including the inaugural StrongMan Demonstration, featuring members of CAPO Powerlifting Australia.

Other entertainment includes performances by Earth Mama Belly Dance and The Noisy Minors Band, as well as displays by Fassifern Gymnastics, Julie Barns’ dance troupe and Black Dragon Kai Karate.

Kids rides and other fun activities will operate from 10.30am to 4pm.

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Tour de Tamborine returns

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Tour de TamborineSport lovers of all ages and abilities will line up for the Tour de Tamborine Sports Festival this month.

The popular event is expected to attract more than 2000 participants across the weekend of November 21 to 23.

They will compete in a range of events, including a 100km cycle, 4km cycle, half and full marathon, 1km junior bolt and a trail run.

There’s a packed social schedule too and over the years this event has helped raise $150,000 for local charities.

It’s not too late to be involved.
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Aratula Twilight Fair

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Aratula Twilight FairThe Aratula Twilight Fair promise to be great fun, offering an afternoon of entertainment, fun, fresh produce and homemade art and craft.
The event is being held on November 29 at the Aratula Community Centre from 2pm to 7pm.
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Eat Local Week 2015 dates announced

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

PrintScenic Rim Eat Local Week will return in 2015 for the first week of the June-July school holidays.

The popular food and farming event will be held from June 27 to July 5, with the signature event, the Winter Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday July 4.

Council’s Economic Development and Tourism team is already in the planning stages and is keen to hear from any Scenic Rim-based farming and food business keen to be involved.

Register your interest, or discuss your idea, by emailing
Find out more about Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Forest Weekend at O’Reillys

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

OReillys-Mountain-Villas---ExternalO’Reillys Rainforest Retreat will host its popular Forest Weekend from October 31 to November 2.
Join the visiting experts for an insight into the complex world of the rainforest. Learn about Lamington’s part in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage site and the fascinating features that warrant its inclusion.
One of this year’s guest speakers is Big Pete O’Reilly, a member of the family who founded this beautiful retreat.
If you love the natural flora of the Scenic Rim, this is an event for you.
Find out more about this event and upcoming O’Reillys activities

Kalbar Country Day for art, craft and food

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Hay Man Kalbar Country DayAround this time of year some very fancy bales of hay start appearing around the streets of Kalbar.
It’s part of the annual Hay Sculpture Festival, which is a highlight of the Kalbar Country Day.
Kalbar Country Day is being held on Saturday October 18 in George Street. As well as discovering who will win the prize for best hay sculpture, you’ll be able to browse the creations of some of the region’s most talented artisans and craft makers.
Jewellery, home decorating items, cakes, slices, fruit and vegetables and artwork will be offered for sale at this community event.
Live music, bush poetry and activities for the kids make this a day for the whole family.
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Scarecrows are coming to Tamborine Mountain

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Tamborine Mtn Scarecrow Festival © 2011 Barry Alsop Photographer Eyes Wide Open IMAGESThe hugely popular Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival returns on October 17 to 19.
The annual event celebrates the Mountain’s wonderful lifestyle and close-knit community.
Organisers say it’s really a big sculpture show, but the sculptures are all Scarecrows.
Anyone can make a scarecrow and display it on the Discovery Trail, or in front of their home or business.
Prizes are awarded for the best and most imaginative scarecrows.
As well as the scarecrows there’s live music, entertainment, performance art and more.
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Watch this feature on the Scarecrow Festival