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*Australian Indigenous Tribal Gallery
Shop b 376 George St., Brisbane 4000
p-(07) 3236 1700
Monday to Friday 9.30am till 5.00pm we are giving away free didgeridoo lessons at our Aboriginal cultural Centre.

*American Civil War Rouind Table of Queensland, Inc. Activities include War Veteran gravesite restorations, discussion groups, living history encampments, renancments, educational displays and lectures and other activities....

*Bayside Forum - Meet on 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening of each month to practise communication skills and learn meeting procedure at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, Wondall Road, Wynnum at 7.30pm for 7.45pm and last 1 hour. Contact Katie Flynn

*Bushdances including 2 course meal and entertainment. $35.00pp adults Saturday, 7pm to Midnight Australian Woolshed, Ferny Hills email for details and dates

*Brisbane Business and Professional Women - Dinner meeting every 1st Monday of the Month 6p.m. - Guest speakers. please book by phoning Carole Cooper on (07) 3279 4109 or email at

*The Creativity Centre Market Day - Market Day every first Saturday of the month (8am-2pm) , 119 Bennetts Road, Norman Park, 33989370

*Just Friends Social Group - Social Group for people 40 & over to meet and discuss further outings during the month. Meets 1st Sat. of every month 3p.m. Meetings & BBQ. Contact 3372-5727, email

*Free "Half Hour to Health" Workshop held Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm sharp at Vitality Chiropractic (Shop 3, Woolworths Marketplace Shopping Centre, Old Northern Road, Albany Creek).  Find out why families under regular Chiropractic care are the healthiest on the planet!  To reserve your seat, call 3325 0506 or email

*Mt Gravatt "Unmasked" Amateur Theatre Society every Wednesday 7.00pm Queensland Kite Flyers Society - 2nd and 4th Sunday. Come fly a kite with us. We meet at Pelican Park, Redcliffe on the 2rd Sunday and Raby Esplanade Park on the 4th Sunday of every month. Experts on hand to fix your kite problems, or perhaps try one of our kites.

*Last Saturday of every Month - A monthly SHOWCASE of Brisbane original singer/songwiters and BANDS. This is where you will hear the latest exciting Briz Music. It's a "melting pot" of diverse music styles, Rock, Folk, Pop, Techno, Metal, Country, Blues or just plain "new". Only original material performed all night. Kedron Park Hotel starts at 7-12. Tickets $7 Contact:

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January 2010

*26 January: Australia Day

The Governor of Queensland invites you and your family to attend an Open Day at Government House on Australia Day, Monday 26 January 2010 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Enjoy historic buildings, spectacular gardens and tranquil bushland - all in inner Brisbane.

BYO Picnic on the lawns
Music by the Australian Army Band Brisbane in conjunction with the Queensland Police Pipes and Drums
Self guided tours of house and grounds
Historical displays
Bush walks

The Open Day will be cancelled in the event of wet weather.
No on-site parking available.

Contact Government House on
Telephone: 07 3858 5700
Facsimile: 07 3858 5701

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February 2010

*1 February

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March 2010


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April 2010


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May 2010

*End April - June : Brisbane's Wintersun Carnival

*The Medieval Games 2010 Lawnton Showgrounds from 9am - 5 pm, commemorating A Millennium since Vikings discovered the New World.

*Dayboro Festival Day market and food stalls, Heritage area, Grand Street Parade down the main street. Horse drawn carriages - one a Cobb and Co coach

* Brisbane River Run/Walk, Best viewing Clem Jones Promenade & The Arbour, South Bank

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June 2010

* Government House Queensland Day Open Day


Sunday, 6 June 2010
Gates Open from 10 am to 3 pm

Visit stately Government House "Fernberg" and learn about the Queensland Governors who have been in residence since 1910.

Take a guided walk through the house and explore the wonderful gardens and surrounds.

A Community Fair of Queensland community and volunteer organisations will provide a fantastic festival atmosphere, with displays and activities to enjoy and refreshments available for purchase.

Bring the family, friends, a picnic and settle on the lawns - free musical entertainment will delight throughout the day.

Free Entry.
Go to for updates and public transport/parking details.
Event will be cancelled in the event of wet weather."


Queensland Week kicks off on Sunday with an extensive program of festivities to celebrate the achievements and history of our state.

Queensland Week celebrates the people and places in Queensland that make our state unique. The official Queensland Week program is made up of both free and ticketed events, to suit all tastes and budgets.

For more information visit

* Food and Wine Event, South Bank Parklands

* Queensland Day Public Holiday

*5K's for Kids, South Bank, Registration Cultural Forecourt

*Biennial Music Festival every second June (odd years)

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July 2010

* July - The 2010 adidas Justin Leppitsch Football Camp, Coorparoo Football Club

* July : Gold Coast Marathon

* July - National Diabetes Week Launch, 10 am - 12 pm, King George Square

* July - Dayboro Show, Dayboro, QLD. 4521

* July - Brisbane Valley Multicultural Festival 2010.

* Kidzone (School Holiday Activities) South Bank Parklands

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August 2010

* mid-August: Royal National Exhibition (the 'Ekka'), held at the Exhibition Grounds

* Annual Festival of Flowers, Arts and Crafts - 2010, Nambour Uniting Church Complex - Coronation Ave,

*Beaudesert, Canungra Show

*Redlands, Azalea Day

*Brisbane Boat Show & Fishing Expo Brisbane Convention Centre

*end-August: Gold Coast Show.

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September 2010

* September - Redlands Spring Festival, Redlands

* Mid September - The Valley Fiesta 2010 Live.. Loud.. Proud!

For more information on all of this year’s extra special performers, visit the Valley Fiesta website at, but read on for all the information on the round of musicians.

Visit for more details and the Full line up.

* 24 September - Palace Centro, 39 James St, Fortitude Valley

*ANNUAL SPRING FLOWER SHOW of the Society for Growing Australian Plants (Qld Region)

*Art Feast: Week-long festival celebrating creativity and imagination. Exhibition and sale of illuminated manuscsripts, at St John's Cathedral, Brisbane.

*Guide Dogs Qld Golf Day. Includes 18 holes, lunch, after-game BBQ and momento.

*River Festival - Riverregatta - Rowing skins: South Bank Pontoon in Front Of South Bank Beach, South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane Qld 4101

*Spring Hill Fair: Brisbane's biggest fair with entertainment, food, and market stalls. Water Street, Spring Hill

*Chinese Moon Festival: Also known as Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. Chinese moon cakes and lantern display, chinese dragon and lion dance, with Chinese firecrackers, traditional Asian dance and music, market stalls, etc. Chinatown and Brunswick Street Malls, Fortitude Valley

*ENERGEX BRISBANE FESTIVAL: Capture the excitment of the as performers from Strange Fruit and France’s Nord E’clair bring to Brisbane two spectacular displays of aerial magic with Flight and The Field. Cultural Forecourt, Southbank Parklands

*Beaudesert, Tamborine Mountain Show

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October 2010

* October - Queensland Poetry Festival

To be held at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporay Arts in Fortitude Valley

*October - Brisbane Festival 2010:

*Brisbane Writers Festival

*Livid Festival: At RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane.

*mid October - Walk To Cure Diabetes - Victoria Park, Herston- Sunday

* October - The Annual Palma Rosa Food Fashion & Flower Show

* October - The Inala Multi Fest

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November 2010

* Kids Cracker Night, Southbank Parklands, Best viewing from Clem Jones Promenade, Set to a soundtrack of family favourites, this fantastic fireworks display is a celebration for children of all ages. Free admission.Starting from South Bank Parklands, you’ll walk under the shadow of the spectacular Kangaroo Point Cliffs… pace the Story Bridge by foot… then make your way through Brisbane’s picturesque Botanic Gardens before crossing the Goodwill Bridge on your way to the finish line.  Upon your return, enjoy a BBQ and refreshments while listening to some great live music.  All Moonwalkers will also receive a fantastic gift bag of vouchers, gifts and special offers.  Walking commences at 5.15pm with staggered starts until 5.45pm - plenty of time to join us after work!

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December 2010

* 04 December - IGA Lord Mayor’s Carols in the City

7.30pm, Saturday 04 December, at the Brisbane River Stage
(in the Botanical Gardens behind QUT), City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane.

Gates open 5pm

Presented by the City Tabernacle Baptist Church and proudly
supported by IGA and Brisbane City Council

Free Christmas variety show for the whole family!

This premier free Brisbane Christmas event for 2011 showcases
outstanding artists guaranteed to please all ages. Headline artists for Carols 2010 will include a line-up of Australia’s worldclass talent including Stan Walker, The Idea of North, Karen Knowles, Paulini, James Morrison, Colin Buchanan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Jason Barry-Smith and the Queensland Pops Orchestra.

*Christmas in the City Parade, free entry

*Lighting of the Christmas tree, free entry - December, King George Square, Brisbane

*Night the River Sings, Boating Parade 7.30 to 8.30pm, Fireworks 8.30pm,

Best viewing from Clem Jones Promenade, Southbank Parklands, 4KQ will broadcast the soundtrack to accompany this spectacular annual Christmas parade on water. Private and commercial vessels try to outdo each other with imaginative and innovative lighting displays and entertaining crew members. This spectacular finale features a fireworks display set to a special Christmas soundtrack. Admission is FREE!

*21-23 December - Christmas @ Southbank, South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane

An explosive three day festival that is a fusion of fireworks, fun, friends and family. Come along and enjoy the festive season.

*31 December - Streets New Year's Eve @ South Bank, South Bank Parklands.

Every year South Bank Parklands are host to Brisbane's biggest New Year's Eve party. For New Year 2008, entertainment in Little Stanley Street.

*31 December, Gold Coast, New Year's Eve Celebrations - Cavill Mall.

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