Community Events Noticeboard

Discover church and not-for-profit community events from across Brisbane.



Barber Talk

This Barber Talk is dedicated to them, our less fortunate families in our community.
On WEDNESDAY 12th December @5.30pm, Spacifik Cuts Barbershop
We’ll give out free haircuts and hair services, free food and free goodies to our less fortunate families struggling this Christmas season.

Organisation: Spasifik Cuts Babershop
Location: 262 Kingston Rd, Slacks Creek
Date/Time: 7:00AM - 7:00PM on the 12th of December
Contact Name: Mady
Contact Email:
Phone: 0452625182



Early Bird Markets – Beenleigh Town Square

Early Bird Markets

The Early Bird & Breakfast Markets are the best place for delicious food, farm-direct produce, and unique crafts every Wednesday! With a huge range of gourmet breakfast stalls, heaps of fresh produce at market prices and a wide selection of flowers & plants, arts, crafts, nic nacs, clothing, handmade gifts, and more!

Located in the heart of Beenleigh, at the newly renovated Town Square, the Beenleigh Town Square Markets are easy to access and enjoy with free entry and plenty of free parking! Open rain, hail or shine!

Free Parking

Free Entry

Premium farm direct produce

Genuine Artisans

Fresh local Seafood and Premium Meats

Deli lines

Artisan Baked Breads and Pastries

Huge savings $$

Delicious Traditional foods

Arts & Crafts

Fresh Eggs

Perfect for the family

Fashion, Gifts and Jewellery

Live Music

EVERY Wednesday.


For more information visit: or the Facebook page

Organisation: Mark Power (Market Co-ordinator)
Location: Beenleigh Town Square, Beenleigh
Date/Time: Every Wednesday from 8am to 2pm
Contact Name: Mark Power (Market Co-ordinator)
Contact Email:
Phone: 0490 414 386



MoB Makers: Drawing the Body

Back by popular demand, join us in one of our monthly Drawing the Body events.

Expect body builders, burlesque performers and acrobats in our popular MoB Makers: Drawing the Body series. This life drawing series with a twist sees athletes and performers of all shapes and sizes pose and share their stories as inspiration for sketching. Facilitated by artist and designer Leigh Buchanan, this monthly event will give you an insight into the diverse physical and creative pursuits of Brisbane’s sports and performance communities, all while sharpening your drawing skills.

Museum of Brisbane

Monthly, 5.00pm – 7.00pm
$18 per session, see all dates below:

1 June
29 June
27 July
24 August
21 September
19 October
16 November
14 December

Organisation: Museum of Brisbane
Location: Level 3, City Hall, King George Square
Date/Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM on the 14th of December
Contact Name: Museum of Brisbane
Contact Email:
Phone: 07 3339 0800



Christmas at Creekside

Christmas at Creekside on the 14th & 15th December from 5pm to 8pm.
Family fun including Lights display, kids rides, animal farm, scavenger hunt, food & drinks – Free entry.
Plus Gingerbread house decorating everything you need for lovely house! $30 pre booking required. See Events at Creekside Community Church on facebook.

Organisation: Creekside Community Church
Location: 793 Oakey Flat Rd Morayfield 4504
Date/Time: 5:00PM - 5:00PM between the 14th and 15th of December
Contact Name: Dan Proctor
Contact Email:



MoB Makers: Drawing the Body Easton Pearson Edition

Our popular Drawing the Body series gets an Easton Pearson makeover for The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive.

Facilitator Leigh Buchanan will draw on his own background as a fashion designer, including his time with Easton Pearson, to help you hone your fashion illustration skills.

The models are Brisbane women showcasing their favourite Easton Pearson outfits and telling the stories that transform their garments from cloth into vessels for memories and creative inspiration.

14 Dec, 18 Jan, 22 Feb, 8 Mar, 5 Apr
Cost: $20

Organisation: Museum of Brisbane
Location: 64 Adelaide Street, Lvl 3, City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane City
Date/Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM On the 14th of December
Contact Name: Museum of Brisbane
Contact Email:
Phone: 0733390800



Unpacking the Archive: Curator Tours

Most of us struggle to edit our wardrobes, so how do you select 200 garments from an archive of more than 3,300 designer pieces?

Discover how the Museum’s Curatorial and Collections team worked with Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson to create the first exhibition from the Easton Pearson Archive.

7 Dec, 14 Dec, 25 Jan, 15 Feb, 22 Mar, 12 Apr
Cost: $18 pp

Organisation: Museum of Brisbane
Location: 64 Adelaide Street, Lvl 3, City Hall, King George Square
Date/Time: 5:30PM - 6:00PM On the 14th of December
Contact Name: Museum of Brisbane
Contact Email:
Phone: 0733390800




Join us at our iSEE CHURCH COMMUNITY CAROLS as we celebrate THE GOOD NEWS STORY. There are food trucks, fun for the kids and carols! Check out our website for event times and locations. We would love to have you with us for CHRISTMAS AT iSEE.

Organisation: iSEE CHURCH
Location: 308 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road
Date/Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM between the 14th and 16th of December
Contact Name: Lauren Tunney
Contact Email:
Phone: 1300 77 55 01



Free Open-Air Cinema – ELF!

Everyone is invited to our FREE Open Air Cinema for some school holiday FUN!! Come and see ‘Elf’ on the big screen under the stars.

Food stalls from 6pm with popcorn, hotdogs, hot chips, lolllies, icecream and more. Pre-show fun for the kids, including snow machine AND don’t miss Santa’s arrival at 6.15pm with a free gift for every child!!

Bring the whole family and all your friends for a fun night out. We’re on our brand new carpark, so bring along a chair, bean bag, blanket and cushions, or something comfy to sit on. There’s heaps of street-side parking and more with our friends next door at 500 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road.

Come along and join your local community for Christmas fun!! More at

Organisation: 17 Mile Church
Location: 512 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Date/Time: Friday, December 14 6pm to 8.30pm
Contact Name: Ruth Luck
Contact Email:
Phone: 3715 5661



What the World Needs Now…A concert celebrating 2018

Upbeat Arts Queensland (formerly the School of Hard Knocks) will present their fifth annual Brisbane concert at The Edge, State Library of Queensland at 7pm on Friday 14 December 2018.

Upbeat Arts Patron Mark Holden, will be appearing on the program as our very special guest artist. Also performing is Brisbane’s ladies only choir, ‘Musica’.

Expect to be moved. Expect to be inspired.

The concert will feature inspiring performances by each of the School’s Brisbane arts programs (choir, music theatre, junk percussion and creative writing) and is presented in partnership with the State Library of Queensland.

More info online:

Organisation: Upbeat Arts Australia
Location: The Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane 4101
Date/Time: 7:00PM - 8:45PM on the 14th of December
Contact Name: Susan Gilmartin
Contact Email:
Phone: 0417075053



Community Christmas Carols – New Beith Baptist Church

All welcome to our Community Christmas Carols featuring our guest singer/songwriter Brendon Walmsley presenting classic carols and his own work, alongside entertainers, face painting and freebies for kids. Hamburgers, sausages and cold drinks for sale from 5:30pm, carols starting at 6:30pm under the stars. BYO blanket/chairs.

Organisation: New Beith Baptist Church
Location: 112 Dungaree Drive New Beith
Date/Time: 5:30AM - 8:30PM on the 15th of December
Contact Name: Kirrily Littlefield
Contact Email:
Phone: 0417060117



Stretch and Strength on the Hill

Improve flexibility, range of motion and core strength through stretch, pilates and barre exercises for the community in an encouraging environment – Do it together. The cost is only $5 for each adult. Every Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:30am.

Organisation: New Heart Baptist Church
Location: 25 Lytton Road, Bulimba, QLD4171
Date/Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM between the 20th of October and 22nd of December
Contact Name: Monita Dujmovic
Contact Email:
Phone: 0424422122



QAGOMA Christmas Design Market

QAGOMA Christmas Design Market
Saturday 15 December, 9am–4pm
Outside the Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane
Take the stress out of Christmas and do all your shopping in one place at this year’s QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Market on Saturday 15 December.
Nearly 50 independent craft and design artists will feature at the market, to be held outside the Gallery of Modern Art at South Brisbane from 9am to 4pm.
The QAGOMA Design Market is the place to find a wide variety of high-quality handmade objects and gifts – ceramics, jewellery, homewares, paper products and more!
Most stallholders will have EFT facilities, but some may not, so bring cash with you just in case. Don’t forget to visit the QAGOMA Store for a huge range of books, art merchandise and designer gifts.
The market coincides with the flagship 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) exhibition, showing at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art from 24 November 2018 to 28 April 2019. For public enquiries, contact QAGOMA Store on (07) 3842 9900 or email

Organisation: QAGOMA Store
Location: Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Date/Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM on the 15th of December
Contact Name: Eileen Dick
Contact Email:
Phone: (07) 3842 9900



QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Market

Treat yourself and those you love to a handmade gift this Christmas!

Carefully curated to include only the best makers in Queensland, it’s easy to see why this is Brisbane’s favourite market. Stop by and meet some local artisans, enjoy their diverse offerings and take the stress out of Christmas this year!

Sat 15 Dec 2018
9am – 4pm

Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct
South Brisbane

Enquiries: (07) 3842 9900

Organisation: Queensland Art Gallery
Location: Gallery of Modern Art Forecourt, Stanley Place South Brisbane QLD 4101
Date/Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM on the 15th of December
Contact Name: Katie Themor
Contact Email:
Phone: 38429900



Christmas Gala

Kingdom Makers Church will be hosting a Christmas Gala for the Kippa Ring Community and surrounding suburbs on Saturday the 15th December 2018.
The purpose of this free event is to surround our community with people who care and to make
a positive impact in their lives by showing the true meaning of having a Christmas Spirit.
It is a FREE event, free rides, free entertainment, food available for purchase.

Organisation: Kingdom Makers Church
Location: Hercules State School, Hercules Road, Kippa-Ring
Date/Time: 3:00PM - 7:00PM on the 15th of December
Contact Name: Nina Stanley
Contact Email:
Phone: 0409007966



Darra Community Christmas Carol

Darra Christmas Fete
4:00pm – 7:00pm
We will have jumping castles, popcorn, fairy floss, snow cones, slushie, activities for kids, , balloon twister and sausage sizzle. Will also have raffles and hampers to give away.

Christmas Carol
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Christmas light viewing
From 6th-24th December 2018 from 7pm-10pm

You can find us on Facebook under Darra Uniting Church.

Thank you

Organisation: Darra Uniting Church
Location: 8 Lee road, Darra Brisbane 4076
Date/Time: 4:00PM - 9:00PM on the 15th of December
Contact Name: Teresa Tran
Contact Email:
Phone: 0405518717



Riverlife Christmas Extravaganza – Musical, Food Trucks and Markets!

Featuring a family-friendly musical, ‘O Little Clown of Bethlehem’, the Riverlife Christmas Extravaganza is an all-ages free community event! Bring your friends and family and enjoy a night of festive fun to kick-start the holidays!

5pm – Christmas Musical ‘O Little Clown of Bethlehem’
6.15-8pm Food Trucks, Christmas Markets and Entertainment

Saturday 15 December and Sunday 16 December

For more info visit:

Organisation: Riverlife Baptist Church
Location: Jennifer Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Date/Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM on the 15th of December
Contact Name: Aimee Cowan
Contact Email:
Phone: 733783595



Introduction to Progressive Christianity

An adult education program – Living the Questions. Commencing on Saturday 8 June at 5.30pm wiht a shared meal, video presentation and discussion, then meeting twice each month from June to December 2018.
All are welcome!

Starts : Saturday 9 June.

Calendar dates are:

8 and 19 December

Parking in the Data 3 car park, High Street next to the Church.

Organisation: Toowong Anglican Church
Location: St Thomas Church, corner High and Jephson Streets, Toowong
Date/Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM between the 8th of June and the 26th of December
Contact Name: Fr Tom Sullivan
Contact Email:
Phone: 0422 641 657



Carols in the Park

Brisbane Bunya Lions Club presents Carols in the Park Supported by the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund and Enoggera Ward. Musical entertainment suitable for all the family. Free rides and activities for children. Special appearance by Santa. Food Stalls and Fireworks at 8pm.

Organisation: Lions Club of Brisbane Bunya
Location: Wests Mitchelton RLF Club, 497 Samford Road Gaythorne
Date/Time: 5:30PM - 8:30PM on the 15th of December
Contact Name: Maureen O'Connor
Contact Email:
Phone: 0409256470



Milton Farmers Markets


Formally the Red Hill Farmers Markets, the Milton Markets are re-opening as Inner West Brisbane’s premium food, farmers & lifestyle market.

After the tremendous response at Red Hill, we remain dedicated to supporting SE QLD’s best growers, farmers, painters, cooks, chefs, designers, bakers, fishmongers, butchers, baristas, juicers and artists.

The new location will feature more of the freshest farm-direct produce, meats, seafood, eggs, honey, gourmet food stalls, arts & craft, as well as, more parking, easy public transport access and improved facilities!

Packed with over 120 stalls, live music, activities for the kids and more, the Milton Markets are the perfect weekend outing for both fans of weekend markets and a healthy lifestyle, alike.

  • Multi-story carpark 10m from entrance
  • Free Entry
  • Premium farm direct produce.
  • Genuine Artisans
  • Fresh local Seafood and Premium Meats
  • Deli lines.
  • Artisan Baked Breads and Pastries
  • Huge savings $$
  • Delicious Traditional foods
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fresh Eggs
  • Perfect for the family
  • Fashion, Gifts and Jewellery
  • Live Music

Every Sunday 6 AM – 12 NOON, Corner Cribb and Little Cribb St, Milton.Free entry and $2 Secure parking next door.

We are always a PET FRIENDLY market

Organisation: Milton Farmers Markets
Location: Cnr Cribb & Little Cribb Street, Milton
Date/Time: Every Sunday from 6:00am to 12:00 Noon
Contact Name: Mark Power, Market Coordinator
Contact Email:
Phone: 0491 164 107



FREE Community Christmas Fun Day and Carols

Clontarf Beach Baptist Church holds their annual Christmas Fun Day and Carols Service.
It is a lot of Fun- and the best part its ALL FREE
Jumping Castles
Fly Wall
Bungee Run
Snow Cones
Fairy Floss
Petting Zoo
Pony Rides
Face Painting
Christmas Craft
Lawn Games
Cookie Decorating
Stalls and More!

Organisation: Clontar
Location: Crn of Elizabeth Ave and Alice Street Clontarf
Date/Time: 4:00PM - 9:00PM on the 16th of December
Contact Name: Lauren Anderson
Contact Email:
Phone: 3284 7699



Christmas at Ashgrove

4-6pm: Street festival including jumping castles, inflatable maze rock climbing, laser tag, merry-go-round, face painting, kids craft, family portraits, animal farm, hot food, drinks, coffee- ALL FREE! AND, Santa at 5:30pm
6-7pm: Christmas Carols with live nativity, carols singing, special performances, free ice-cream and FIREWORKS to conclude.

Organisation: Ashgrove Baptist Church
Location: 7 Firhill Street, Ashgrove
Date/Time: 4:00PM - 7:15PM on the 16th of December
Contact Name: Pastor David Blunden
Contact Email:
Phone: 3366 2066



Christ Community Carols

Come join us for our annual Christmas Carols! Start off the afternoon at 4:30 with free activities for the kids including jumping castles and face painting, or grab a bite to eat at the food trucks. Then make yourself comfy as we join together to sing our favourite Christmas carols from 6:30 to 7:30!

Organisation: Christ Community Church
Location: Oakman Park, Taringa
Date/Time: 4:30PM - 7:30PM on the 16th of December
Contact Name: Linley Treadwell
Contact Email:



St David’s Anglican Church Christmas Festival

St David’s Anglican Church Christmas Festival is on again. Bring a picnic blanket or picnic chairs and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Free activities for children, jumping castle and animal nursery (already booked). Free sausage sizzle. Grab a glow stick and enjoy singing Christmas Carols from 6.30pm. We will have some wonderful Christmas stalls where you can buy some last minute gifts or some yummy treats.

Organisation: St David's Anglican Church Chelemer/Graceville
Location: 69 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer
Date/Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM on the 16th of December
Contact Name: Rill Kilmartin
Contact Email:
Phone: 07 3379 8894



Family Carols Night

All Saints’ Anglican Church Booval warmly invite you to our Family Carol Event on Sunday 16th December at 144 Brisbane Road, Booval. Free Christmas fun for the whole family. Starting at 5pm with a sausage sizzle and kids’ activities. Carols commence around 6pm. Additional access between 7-9 Booval Street. All welcome. Register your interest at .

Organisation: All Saints' Anglican Church Booval
Location: 144 Brisbane Road, Booval.
Date/Time: 5:00PM - 7:30PM on the 16th of December
Contact Name: Rev'd Christopher Bate
Contact Email:
Phone: 32821471



Christmas BBQ & Carols

It’s Christmas time – come & celebrate!

Free BBQ from 5:00pm, followed by carols at 6:00pm.

We’d love to see you there! All welcome.

Organisation: Greenslopes Baptist Church
Location: 39 Dunellan Street, Greenslopes
Date/Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM on the 16th of December
Contact Name: Belinda
Contact Email:
Phone: 3397 3860



Christmas Carols in the Park

This free community Christmas carols event is perfect for the whole family. There will be face painting, free craft, free sausage sizzle, and food trucks selling ice cream, donuts and coffee. There will also be a collection point for donating hamper items for families in need. Come and celebrate God’s greatest gift with us. Supported by the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative fund.

Organisation: New Heart Baptist Church
Location: Strawberry Fields Place Park, Rochedale
Date/Time: 5:30PM - 8:30PM on the 16th of December
Contact Name: Samantha Adams
Contact Email:
Phone: 3341 6142



Nine Lessons and Carols

Please join us for an hour of singing and stories from the Bible as a celebration of new life and new beginnings with of the birth of Jesus. The singing will be lead by our choir.

Organisation: St Thomas' Toowong
Location: crn High Street and Jephson Street, Toowong
Date/Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM on the 16th of December
Contact Name: Tom Sullivan
Contact Email:
Phone: 3870 1655



KPC Follow the Clues Kids Club

Come join the investigation, following the clues to solve the mystery, with craft, games and Bible stories.

Who: 2018 Primary Schoolers (including Prep)
When: Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th December 8:45am-12:30pm
Where: The Hall, Kenmore South State School (16 Kersley Rd, Kenmore)
Cost: $25/child or $65/family for 4 mornings (Part-time $10/child or $25/family per morning)

Register online at

More info: Contact Kenmore Presbyterian Church 3305 0256 or

Organisation: Kenmore Presbyterian church
Location: Kenmore South State School, 16 Kersley Rd, Kenmore
Date/Time: 8:45AM - 12:30PM between the 17 and 19th of December
Contact Name: Steve Blencowe
Contact Email:
Phone: 33050256

School Holidays


Reverse Garbage Queensland School Holiday Summer Series

Over the school holidays, why not escape the heat and join us for our Children’s Eco Art Workshops Summer Series. Come along to either our December workshops, January workshops or both!

Every workshop is $20 per child (+ booking fee). As always, if you book 2 or more tickets, you’ll receive a 10% discount off subsequent tickets.

You can now book in for our December workshops, which will be running from Monday the 17th of December to 21st of December. Choose from:

Fairy Gardens
Tinker Lab – Make Your Own Robot Friend
Salvaged Snow Globes
Christmas Characters
Mosaic Festive Ornaments

Our January workshops will run from Wednesday the 8th of January to Wednesday the 23rd of January. These workshops will go live on our ticketing page at the end of November. Our themes will be:

Build Your Own Adventure Kit
Tinker Lab – invent your own machine
Make a Pet
Monsters, Beast & Dragons
Fairy Gardens

Organisation: Reverse Garbage Queensland
Location: 20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba, 4102
Date/Time: 10:30AM - 3:30PM between 2018-12-17 and 2019-01-23
Contact Name: Mei Tuicolo
Contact Email:
Phone: 07 3891 9744

School Holidays


StreetSmart Kids (6 yrs +)

School Holidays – Monday 17th December 3:00-5:30pm
It’s fun, it’s free, it’s informative.

If you’re looking for something for the kids to do over the holidays, come along to our Bully Defence Kids workshop. You are also welcome to bring a guest along free too.

Your child (6yrs+) will learn:
* Fun, easy, and non aggressive self-defence
* How bullies pick their victims
* How to handle bullies
* How to build self-esteem and confidence
* Situational awareness
* Protective behaviours
* How to protect themselves against bullies, physically and mentally.

No uniforms or previous martial arts experience are required.

Organisation: BTC
Location: 21 Bishop Street, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 4059
Date/Time: 3:00PM - 5:30PM on the 17th of December
Contact Name: BTC
Contact Email:

School Holidays

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