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Every Dog has its Day!

You and your dog are cordially invited to join thousands of other dog owners (and cat owners if they’re very, very brave) for a big day out at the MILLION PAWS WALK. This annual event is Australia’s favourite fundraiser for pets – register now. ‘Can we go, huh? Can we?’ (Photo courtesy of funnydogsite.com: modified by L.J. May)

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Coming up - lots of events for May 2018. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 3, 4 and 5 for more events.   

  • Enter the amazing world of Italian Renaissance genius LEONARDO DA VINCI and see 500-year-old designs brought to life in an award-winning international touring exhibition that showcases iconic machines and inventions inspired by Leonardo’s drawings. It’s ON NOW at the Cobb + Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba, and MUST CLOSE on Sunday, 27 May 2018.
  • Unleash your creativity at the family-friendly BCC sponsored MAYO ARTS FESTIVAL 2018, an art-themed event with entertainment and a range of art workshops for all ages. Get ready to feed your soul (and your stomach with a range of delicious eats) at the Festival at St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, 11 Petrie Street, Ascot from Saturday, 26 May 2018 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. 
  • Come and get to know your neighbours in a fun family day full of food, kids’ activities, craft, sport, information stalls and live entertainment, in ACACIA RIDGE PARTY IN THE PARK at Grenier Park, 20 Oxley Street, Acacia Ridge on Saturday, 26 May 2018 from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
  • Taste and sample your way through Australia's most delectable range of gluten free foodie delights, brought together under the one roof at the GLUTEN FREE EXPO in Hall 3, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane on Saturday, 26 May and Sunday, 27 May 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. daily.

 

The Event: DA VINCI MACHINES AT THE COBB + CO MUSEUM - TOOWOOMBA

Date and time: ON NOW and must close on Sunday, 27 May 2018.

Venue: Cobb + Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba. Phone (07) 4659 4900 if you have any questions, or to book and for more information about how to get there, visit the website at http://www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au.

Ticket price: Adults: $12.50, Concession: $10.00, Child (3–15): $6.50, Child under 3 FREE. Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $32.00, Family (1 adult and up to 4 children) $25.00. NOTE: Museum entry is free for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council area with proof of residency.

What’s happening: Enter the amazing world of Italian Renaissance genius LEONARDO DA VINCI and see 500-year-old designs brought to life. Share the extraordinary vision of da Vinci – artist, scientist and inventor. This award-winning international touring exhibition showcases iconic machines and inventions inspired by Leonardo’s drawings.

This exhibition is on loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, and features a vast array of machines created from original da Vinci drawings, bringing the mechanical concepts of this curious mind to life. Highlights include the bicycle, the scuba suit, a spring-powered car, as well as flying machines. 

Visitors can see actual-size digital prints of the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Annunciation, Lady with an Ermine and da Vinci’s self-portrait. You will also have the rare opportunity to compare the restored Mona Lisa with a digitally enhanced more vibrant version, as it would have appeared 500 years ago. 

 

The Event: MAYO ARTS FESTIVAL 2018

Date and time: Saturday, 26 May 2018 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Venue: St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, 11 Petrie Street, Ascot. 
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Ticket price: A range of free and ticketed activities – no bookings are required. Most events are free.

What’s happening: Brisbane City Council is a proud sponsor of the MAYO ARTS FESTIVAL 2018, a popular biennial festival named in honour of prominent sculptor and St Margaret’s Old Girl DAPHNE MAYO, one of Australia's finest sculptors. The Festival is a family-friendly art-themed event with entertainment for all ages, with live music and carnival rides throughout the afternoon.

Festival goers can unleash their inner creative and learn new techniques from a range of skilled artists and community members at a series of art workshops. The artisan market stalls will be worth a browse with a range of handcrafted gifts, artworks and unique homewares available. A public art gallery will showcase Brisbane’s emerging and established 3-D artists. Food stalls will dish up delicious eats throughout the event.

 

The Event: ACACIA RIDGE PARTY IN THE PARK

Date and time: Saturday, 26 May 2018 from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Grenier Park, 20 Oxley Street, Acacia Ridge. View on Google Maps

Ticket price: FREE to attend for all ages. For more information visit Belong.

What’s happening: The ACACIA RIDGE PARTY IN THE PARK FESTIVAL promotes community cohesion and pride in Acacia Ridge, as well as providing opportunities for community members to showcase their skills and talents. Come and get to know your neighbours in a fun family day full of food, kids’ activities, craft, sport, information stalls and a jam-packed program of live entertainment including some great local musicians.

 

The Event: GLUTEN FREE EXPO

Date and time: Saturday, 26 May and Sunday, 27 May 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. daily.

Venue: Hall 3, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg St, South Brisbane.

Ticket price: Online $15.00, at the door $18.00, Concession $10.00, Children under 16 FREE. Phone (07) 3356 4446, email qld@coeliac.org.au or visit the website at https://www.glutenfreeexpo.com.au for more information.

What’s happening: Taste and sample your way through Australia's most delectable range of gluten free foodie delights, brought together under the one roof at the GLUTEN FREE EXPO. Enjoy gluten-free donuts at the NEW Street Food section, plus a Kids Entertainment Zone, fantastic exhibitors, expert presenters, cooking demonstrations, giveaways and more.

Your attendance at this great event supports the work of Coeliac Queensland, a registered charity supporting people with coeliac disease and medically required gluten-free diet. Coeliac Queensland volunteers will be available to answer your questions about membership, coeliac disease and the gluten-free diet.

 

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WATCHWORDS HOME

‘After a walk like that, a dog needs a drink and a good lie down. Might just stop and snooze here for a while.’ The RSPCA Qld relies on the generous financial support of everyday Queenslanders to fund the vital services that they provide to domestic and wildlife animals. It costs close to 50 million dollars each year to run these services and RSPCA only receives 2% of this from the government. One way they make up the difference is by hosting fundraising events that are accessible for all people in all communities. Is your dog worth it? (Photo by L.J. May S/S)