The cast from 'Happy Holidays' to shoe on November 25; The final Cambrian concert for the year. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
The cast from 'Happy Holidays' to shoe on November 25; The final Cambrian concert for the year. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

What's on this week

A QT guide to the best events across the Ipswich region on this week.

DVAC Gala Cocktail Party

  • Ipswich Girls Grammar School
  • Monday, 6.30pm-8.30pm

TAKE a stand against domestic violence at the Domestic Violence Action Centre's annual gala fundraiser. See media personality Gretel Killeen speak live at the event. Tickets cost $85 per person. Purchase tickets at trybooking.com/IQOJ.

For details visit dvac.org.au.


Low Impact Exercise

  • Blackstone Hall, 9 Mary St
  • Monday, from 10am

TRY out some low impact exercises with the Ipswich Hospital Foundations Fit4Life Fitness Activities this week. This weekly session is open to people of all ages and fitness levels and is perfect for seniors, those recovering from injuries or simply people who aim to increase their fitness. The maximum class costs for the IHF fitness sessions is $5.

For more visit ihfoundation.org.au or phone 1300 736 428.


Baby Rhyme Time

  • Ipswich Central Library
  • Tuesday, 9.30am-10am

SHARE rhymes, songs and stories with your older baby aged six -18 months. Introduce and extend early literacy experiences that are important to your child's development. Older siblings are welcome. Bookings essential for this free four week program.

For more visit library.ipswich.qld.gov.au or phone 3810 6815.


Recipes, Remedies and Memories

  • Ipswich Central Library
  • Tuesday, 10am-12pm

DO YOU have a recipe for a fool-proof chocolate cake or a remedy for a common ailment? Come along to this free session at Ipswich Central Library and share your favourite recipes, remedies and memories.

For more visit library.ipswich.qld.gov.au or phone 3810 6815.


Rhyme, Rhythm and Reason

  • Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St
  • Tuesday, 7pm-9pm

POET and performer Pascalle Burton and musician Lachy Lyne will lead Studio 188 and Solidarity Külture Club's Rhyme, Rhythm and Reason session. Offering a mixture of the spoken and sung word, the evening combines text and lyrics. Each month a headline poet will read from and discuss their work, followed by an 'open mic' session where audience members are invited to the stage. Free entry. BYO food and drinks to this all-ages event.

For more phone 3810 6100 or visit studio188.com.au.


Orion Walking

  • Orion Shopping Centre
  • Wednesday, from 7am

START your Wednesday the right way with a good walk at Orion Shopping Centre with Ipswich Hospital Foundations Fit4Life Fitness Activities program. This weekly session is open to people of all ages and fitness levels. The maximum class costs for the IHF fitness sessions is $5.

For more visit ihfoundation.org.au or phone 1300 736 428.


Happy Holidays

  • 10 South Station Rd, Booval
  • Wednesday, from 9.30am

CORO Concorde will bring its 2015 season to a close with a musical morning tea concert to get fans in the Aussie Christmas and New Year holiday spirit. Songs such as Sloop John B, Beyond the Sea, Island in the Sun, Under the Boardwalk, and Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini are set to have audiences up and singing along. Tickets, including morning tea, cost $10 each and will be available at the door.

Online bookings are available at cambrianchoir.org.au.


Storytime Session

  • Ipswich Central Library
  • Thursday, 10.30am-11.15am

COME along and enjoy stories, rhymes and songs that will encourage yoru child to read and develop important literacy skills. Everyone is welcome at the free Storytime Sessions held every Thursday. This month's theme is Oceans of Stories. The sessions are ideal for children under six years of age. No bookings are necessary for this free event.

For more visit library.ipswich.qld.gov.au or phone 3810 6815.


Christmas In The Park

  • Sutton Park, Brassall
  • Friday, 6pm-9pm

CELEBRATE the holiday season with a three-hour stage show, rides, fireworks, face paiting and fairy floss at the 20th annual Brassall Christmas in the Park. The massive entertainment line-up is set to feature the RSL Youth Community Band, Dancetime Studio, Ipswich Miner Chords, Ipswich Orpheus Chorale, Thomas Doherty, Ashleigh and Tara Lowe and more. Santa will also be taking time out of his busy scheduele to visit the event.

For more visit ipswich.qld.gov.au or phone 3810 6556.