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Boonah festival celebrates World Environment Day

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

A huge array of exhibitors, workshops, demonstrations, art and performances will be showcased at this weekend’s World Environment Day Festival in Boonah.

This free event which celebrates and inspires sustainable communities, is presented by the Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire (BOSS), and is coming up on Saturday 7 June at the Outlook, 4001 Boonah Ipswich Road, Boonah.

The global theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations relates to the Small Island Developing States and the impact that climate change has on them. The slogan is ‘Raise your Voice, not the Sea Level’.

Boonah’s event has a focus on the small island nation of Kiribatis, with the community represented throughout the day with traditional food and dance.

Kiribatis is situated in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. As a nation, it has more water than land; it’s one of the most isolated countries in the world and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change in rising sea levels.

The event officially opens at 9.30am with a moving traditional acknowledgement smoking ceremony, and a welcome by a representative of the Australian Kiribatis community. (more…)

Celebrate Easter at the Moogerah Passion Play

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

100The popular Moogerah Passion Play returns for its 22nd year this Easter.
The community performance, delivered in an open-air on the banks of the Moogerah Dam, near Boonah.
It features a cast of more than 100 locals and is a dramatic account of the Passion of Christ (His life, death and resurrection).
Such plays have been performed by communities in Europe through the ages to teach others the central truths of the Bible.
Up to 11 denominations are involved in this annual ecumenical event.
All shows start at 5pm and will be staged on April 12, 13, 18 and 19.
Gates open at 4pm and food is available for purchase before, during and after the performance.
Entry is free.
Find out more

Don’t miss Donkey Fun Day

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

donkeyfarmplayOn Easter Sunday meet the locals at Boonah’s Donkey Farm.
Property owner and donkey rescuer, Heike Mack Behle, is hosting a Donkey Fun Day on Sunday April 20 from 10am to 1pm. At 11am there’s a ‘Show and Tell’ session with cheeky donkey Lucy.
Brush, walk or cuddle a donkey of your choice, or relax and watch 30 entertaining ‘long ears’ from the ASSquestrian Centre.
All funds raised in April will go towards lick blocks, worming paste and vaccination.
Entry is $7 for adults and $5 for children. A family is $20. No booking required.
Wear enclosed shoes and bring your picnic basket for lunch under the trees.
More details

Beaudesert Anzac Day Races

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

This Anzac Day take in some country racing at the Beaudesert Race Track.
Gates open at 11am on Friday April 25.
Bring the kids and wear your best race outfit to be in the running for the $500 Fashions on the Field prize.
A tapas-style lunch will be served in the marquee.
Race entry is $15 for adults and $5 for pensioners and under 18s.
Find out more

Harry goes Mexican

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

A slice of Mexico is coming to Boonah this month, when Harry’s Café & Restaurant dons its sombrero and offers customers an authentic taste of Mexico.
On April 26 Harry’s Café & Restaurant will set up a Granada kitchen, offering traditional Mexican flavours. Bring the family and friends for a night of feasting, with prices starting at $4.
Book a table now.

Garterbelts & Gasoline Festival

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Garterbelts and GasolineTamborine Mountain is preparing to welcome thousands of rockabilly enthusiasts for the annual Garterbelts & Gasoline Festival.
The three-day event runs from May 2 to 4 and features day and night-time activities, including a Hot Rod Carnivale, Kustom Kulture Art Exhibition, Rockabilly Ball, traditional Pin-up contest to crown Miss Garterbelts & Gasoline, vintage markets, and a Soapbox Derby.
This Rockabilly Rod & Kustom Show attracts thousands of people to the mountain and is a true celebration of the rockabilly era. (more…)

Open Studios of the Scenic Rim returns

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Andy RemanisScenic Rim artists will open their studios to the public during May for the annual Open Studios festival, which offers visitors a rare glimpse into the creative process
In it’s sixth year, Open Studios of the Scenic Rim 2014 is a celebration of art and culture featuring over 80 artists.
As well as art exhibitions, visitors have the opportunity to learn from some of the Scenic Rim’s talented professional artists, including Christopher Trotter, Therese Flynn-Clarke, Kate French and Ali George.


Spend Mother’s Day at Arts in the Olives

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Dave Groom art workshopArts in the Olives in the Lost World Valley is the perfect way to spoil mum this Mother’s Day.
The art, music and food event is part of Studios of the Scenic Rim, which runs from May 3 to 25.
Arts in the Olives is held in the Worendo Olive Grove and features a great range of half and full-day art workshops, led by the region’s leading artists.
There are workshops for the kids too, live music, food and craft stalls and incredible scenery.
This year’s festival takes on a Music, Masks and Masquerade flavour and workshops include bamboo flute making with Windelf, Masks in the Olives with the Goat Track Theatre, random and recycled weave basket making with Therese Flynn Clark, Magical Monotypes workshops with Sandra Pearce, rug making with textile artist Bec Anderson, landscape painting with Dave Groom and many more.
See the full workshop schedule.
Sunday workshops begin at 9am and cost $60 for full day and $30 for halfway. Children’s workshops are free.
Entry just to the festival is $6.
Find out more

Discover Mt Barney’s Hidden Tastes

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Mt Barney’s roving weekend food event returns for its seventh year on May 24 and 25.
A World Apart – Discover the hidden tastes of Mt Barney is hosted by five of the region’s tourism operators in the Mt Barney Valley.
Guests can come for the day or stay for the weekend and discover five properties, five gardens and five different experiences, all of them with food at their heart.
Meet the locals, hear their stories and taste the local food and wine.
Tickets are free and can be collected from any of the participating businesses, online and from the region’s Visitor Information Centres.
The ticket features a local map and full event details and doubles as an entry in a prize draw to win more than $500 of local products and experiences.
More information

Boonah Girl Guides Quilt Show

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

boonah-girlguidesIt’s a much-anticipated event on the quilting calendar and it’s returning to Boonah in March.
The Boonah Girl Guides Quilt Show will be held at the Boonah Cultural Centre on March 14 and 15.
Quilters from around the region, and beyond, will display beautifully finished, intricate quilts, with more than 100 on display.
Craft stalls will be selling a range of items, including fabrics and some of the quilts will be available for sale.
Tickets are $5 at the door.
Open from 9am to 4pm Friday and 9am to 3pm Saturday.