Community Events Noticeboard
Discover church and not-for-profit community events from across Brisbane.
Brisbane Bible Reading Marathon
We are reading the Bible out loud from Genesis through to Revelation without stopping. This takes approx. 73 hours, from 6pm Friday 21st February to approximately 7pm Monday 24th February. This event started in 2015 so we are in our 6th year. Information can be found on the Brisbane Bible Reading Marathon fb page.
Redlands College Open Day
We invite you to join us for Open Day on Friday 28 February from 9:30am – 11:30am. The Principal will give his address at 9:30am in the Multi Purpose Hall at the front of the College. Student led tours will take you between classes and to other Redlands College facilities.
Testimonial Dinner with George McArdle (former member of Little River Band)
George McArdle joined Little River Band (LRB) and over 3 years carved out his niche as one of the greatest bass players ever to come out of Australia. LRB was one of the most highly acclaimed rock music bands of all time and the first Australian group to make the top ten charts in the United States, achieving gold status. He underwent a profound spiritual conversion to Christianity and then chose to leave the band at arguably the pinnacle of its fame following his dramatic conversion.
Come and hear his full testimony!
Buffet Dinner and Hot drinks – $35.
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is a public space theology event that occurs usually on the first Sunday of each month. On the 1st March, this month’s event will begin with music by Glenda Whittred from 4pm, then at 5pm Dr Ben Myers will be speaking on “Poetry and Truth: What Milton means to me” followed by question time.
We invite you to join us at the Crown Hotel to partake in this time together!
Burnie Brae Travel Connections Cruise Expo
Burnie Brae’s motto is Community, Connection, Care. In line with this, our Burnie Brae Travel Connections is all about opening up the opportunity of group travel and tours to those in our community who may be on their own. At our cruise expo, we will be joined by representatives from a number of cruise companies who will bring with them a range of exclusive deals, discounts and add ons available on the day. Join us to discover the world of cruising and set sail to the ultimate adventure!
Hardware Startup Weekend
The Hardware Startup Weekend provides the Brisbane community with some invaluable experience and insight into the world of business, design and engineering from a real world prospective, when launching a product into the market.
If you have an idea that you would like to validate, this is the perfect opportunity to see what other people think and how viable the idea is.
The beauty of it is that you get to experience what it is like launching a business and building a product in 54hrs, with plenty of technical staff and mentors to help you through the journey.
This event is open to anyone, highly subsidised and the event fee includes most basic materials, staff assistance and meals throughout the weekend.
Event guide: https://arc.space/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Startup-Weekend-Guide-6-to-8-March-2020.pdf
For more information visit www.arc.space and click on our “Programs” tab.
Fire Relief Concert
Brisbane Rock Music is hosting a concert on the 7th of March to raise money for the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund. It starts at 10am and goes til 5:30pm. Entry is $10. Drinks and snacks will be available for sale on the day. 15 bands will be playing with styles ranging from Swing, Blues, Pop and Rock. It will be held at the Wynnum Municipal Hall, 219 Bay Terrace Wynnum. All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund.
The Royal Canin Let’s Head North All Breed Cat Show
QICC is a not for profit organisation that is holding an all breed cat show at Albany Community Centre. We invite members of the public to attend this event and meet the many different breeds of cats and discuss with breeders which felines would suit their lifestyle and family. This is a family friendly event. A $2 gold coin donation at the door would be much appreciated. There is a public vote for your favourite cat. Learn about the different breeds and have an enjoyable day !
Loose Parts Playgroup in the Park
Join us for our pilot Loose Parts Play Group in the Park on Wednesday the 11th of March from 9:30am to 10:15am.
This is not a workshop. This is informal, guided play with Anne Giacomantonio, our early childhood facilitator, who will help parents/carers safely explore the properties of our natural and industrial materials together with your children.
Our playgroup activities include imaginative and explorative play-based learning.
$12 per child (attending adults are free). Suitable for ages 1 to 5. All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Spots are limited to 8 children/toddlers. If you book 2 or more children, the price is reduced to $10 per child.
As a pilot program, we will be taking photos and will be asking you for your active feedback at the end of the playgroup.
In the event of poor weather, the playgroup will be moved to our warehouse at 20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba. We have 7 parking spots available on-site and a toilet facility equipped with a baby changing table.
Mum's & Bub's
Haven’s Big Top Mania Fundraiser
A Circus Themed Family Fundraiser to help raise funds for the Hill family, and their three-year old daughter who is battling Diamond Blackfan Anemia. A rare blood condition that only effects 800 people worldwide, Haven must have a blood transfusion every 3 weeks to stay alive. Haven also experienced a stroke in March 2018 which has left her battling hemiplegia dyskinetic cerebral palsy and a whole other host of complications. As the condition is so rare, a lot of the treatments aren’t government funded and leaves the family with a lot of out of pocket expenses. Moreover, even though Haven’s team of eight specialists at the Queensland Children’s Hospital are great, the real experts are in the United States and so we would love to be able to help her get the effective treatment she needs. With over 90 appointments last year alone, including four emergency admissions, this family remains positive, advocating for blood donations and has contributed towards saving 753 lives in 2019 through their Haven’s Hope Initiation.
We are hosting a family fundraiser with live music, entertainment, food trucks, sideshow alley, pie a pastor and a silent auction to help raise money for this deserving family. This evening will be a whole host of fun for the entire family for kids young and old. With just a gold coin donation entry, we hope to see you there for an incredible evening and to help this wonderful family.
Omega Writers Book Fair 2020
Omega Writers Book Fair is a rare opportunity to buy quality books ranging from children’s, young adult and adult, fiction, non-fiction and special needs, by local Christian authors.
There will be a Script Writing workshop with Simon Kennedy (co-creator of the mini-series Safe Harbour) and a Panel on Writing Disability and Difference with award-winning authors Kathy Hoopmann, Jenny Woolsey and Adele Jones.
Workshop and Panel cost $20 each (spaces are limited). However, the Book Fair is free and open to all.
Enjoy a wide display of great books, author readings, book signings, door prizes, scavenger hunt and colouring competition.
Find out more at OmegaWriters.org
Brisbane Toddler and Baby Show
BABY TO TODDLER SHOW
Whether you’re pregnant, a first-time parent, or looking for a fun day out with your toddler, the Baby to Toddler Show, Australia’s newest parenting event is not to be missed!
Taking place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 March, the Baby to Toddler Show – will provide a one stop shop for all pregnancy, baby and toddler needs, offering a stylish shopping experience, expert advice and entertainment. Best of all, it’s free to attend!
Shop from over 100 of the best baby and toddler brands including LoveNCare, RedsBaby, Stuck on You, UPPABabby, iCandy and Love to Dream to name a few.
Expectant parents can put their dream set of wheels to the test prior to purchasing as they push, fold, turn and park a range of prams and strollers over various surfaces and terrain at the purpose-built Pram Testing Track.
School Lunch Box ‘Super Dad’, George Georgievski – whose revolutionary lunchbox creations have captivated parents all over the world – will share his tips and tricks on how to create easy, healthy and fun bento box lunches the kids will love in a series of workshops with Stuck on You.
The Baby to Toddler show promises to be a great day out for the kids too, as they sing, dance and clap along to all their favourite characters including Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly live on-stage daily. Plus a soft play area and craft zone will keep them busy!
There’s no doubt about it, parenting is one of the most rewarding times of your life but it can also be quite overwhelming! At our Live Talks, listen to Australia’s top pregnancy and baby experts including Pinky McKay, who will be on hand throughout the weekend, discussing sleeping techniques, breastfeeding tips and post-natal care for new parents.
Got a parenting question you need the answer to? Drop by the Advice Hub where qualified professionals will be available to answer all your questions, offering free, confidential, one-on-one support and expert guidance.
For those wanting to equip themselves with the skills, knowledge and confidence to care for their baby in a medical emergency, Mater Mothers will be offering 90-minute first aid courses in the First Aid Academy for just $40.
The LoveNCare, Baby Feeding & Changing Room provides all you need to change and feed your baby in a clean, safe and warm space, including a private area should mothers want to feed their babies in a peaceful, quiet environment, with comfortable seating provided by LoveNCare.
There’s something for everyone, no matter their stage in parenthood, so join us at the Baby to Toddler Show in March!
For more information, visit; https://www.babytotoddlershow.com.au/
Cost: Payment required – The Baby to Toddler Show is free to attend if tickets are registered online in advance otherwise there is an entry fee of $20 at the door.
Mum's & Bub's
Battle of the Brains Trivia Night
Battle of The Brains Trivia Night is all about coming together with your friends, family and colleagues to go head to head with other teams to see which team is the brainiest – taking out the title of ‘Trivia Champion 2020’!
Participants are encouraged to don in their pyjamas or onesies to battle against other teams in 10 seriously fun rounds – all whilst helping us raise much-needed funds for our Love of Learning Program which directly benefits foster children in our community.
Men’s Grief Workshop
Join our workshop where an all-male panel of grief and bereavement specialists will discuss men’s grief. Both men and women are encouraged to attend this workshop.
Men are disproportionately affected by suicide, and yet too often the grief of men is overlooked or misunderstood. Our panellists will share their own therapeutic approaches, strategies and lived experience. Bring questions and your own challenges in supporting men after loss for discussion and learning.
There will be the opportunity for networking across the room. Guests are invited to purchase meals; a range of prices are available, see Chermside Bowls website for menu http://www.chermsidebowls.com.au/
TIME: 6pm for dinner orders; orders must be placed before 6:30pm.
Workshop commences at 7pm with an 8:30pm finish.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Pathways to Care Workshop
To facilitate conversations on suicide and bereavement, and share learning about supporting those bereaved or impacted by suicide.
• Suicide and bereavement psychoeducation
• Guest speakers from police, ambulance, coronal counselling service, and funeral service
• Lived experience perspective
• Resources and support available
• Healing yarning circles
Lunch and morning tea included
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Dr Natasha Moore – How do things change? – 2020 Mathew Hale Public Library Annual Dinner
vPolitical deadlock, culture wars, not-so-civil disagreement: there’s a lot of unease right now about where we’re headed, and what Christian faith has to contribute to Australian society.
Looking back on some highs and lows of 2000 years of Christian influence, Dr Natasha Moore from the Centre for Public Christianity reflects on how big ideas, influential individuals, and grassroots movements inspired by Jesus have changed our world. The church certainly hasn’t always lived up to its calling – but what can ordinary followers of Jesus hope to achieve, in the mess of our own times and our own lives?
National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park
National Motoring Heritage Day is an initiative of Australian Historic Motoring Federation, with the aim being to promote and display Australia’s strong motoring heritage and also show the community, business and government the strength of the Australian historic motoring movement.
To celebrate National Motoring Heritage Day the Queensland Historic Motoring Council Inc will be hosting a historic vehicle car show. This event is held in Cameron Park, Ipswich and is free to attend. You do not need to register for the event.
Display your historic vehicle, have a fun day and “share the passion” with the public.
Brissie to the Bay 2020
Queensland’s biggest cycling event is back! For the past 30-years, thousands of cyclers gather and ride to fight MS! It is an opportunity to spend time with family, friends or colleagues while supporting a great cause, to help thousands of Queenslanders living with MS.
Choose from one of our five distances that has astonishing views and refreshment station. A 10km family-friendly track around the Brisbane Riverside, the scenic 25km ride to Balmoral, the classic 50km to Wynnum, the 100km ride to Wellington Point and Cleveland, or challenge yourself to our newest 130 km ride out to the Bayside area – a once-only course addition this year to celebrate our 30th anniversary.
More than 4000 Queenslanders are living with MS and each week more than 10 Australians are diagnosed with MS. The MS Brissie to the Bay exists solely to raise much needed funds to ensure no Queenslander faces MS alone. This year we are striving to raise $1.1 million. Funds raised through the MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride directly supports the delivery of vital services such as physiotherapy and exercise therapy, psychology, nursing support and a phone hotline, to people living with MS and other neurological conditions.
So, what are you waiting for? Suit up in your lycra and wipe down your bicycle! SIGN UP today at www.BrissietotheBay.com.au and help raise $1.1 million to ensure no one has to face MS alone.
The Cross of Christ Revival Rally
International Guest Speaker:
Pastor Mark Goldwire and his wife Tonya, The Compassionate Church of Jesus Christ, Lousiana USA.
81 Warwick Road
IPSWICH, QUEENSLAND 4305
Tues 23 – Thurs 25 June 2020
Daily 10am – Teaching
Daily 6pm – Night Service
Accommodation: Camping facilities from Mon 22 – Fri 26 June 2020. Hotels and motels in close vicinity to the venue (Book early).
Make plans to join us! Book your work holidays now!
All details subject to change. For further information please call Louise on 0403 219 319.
North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc Charity Spectacular Orchid Show
Many varieties of orchids on display and for sale, as well as ferns and foliage. EFTPOS available for plant sales. Potting demonstrations done over the two days. Experts always on hand to give cultural advice. Wide range of fertilizer, pots and horticultural supplies on sale. Light refreshments and craft for sale. Raffle (box of orchids) drawn 3pm Sunday (winner notified by phone). Tour buses are welcome. Show in aid of QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund which supports farming families in times of hardship. Access by public transport available. Free parking onsite. Wheel-chair accessible.