10 things to do this weekend

Shannons Nationals

THE Shannons Nationals are coming our way this weekend for a meeting which will attract vehicles worth millions of dollars in total.

Racing is in seven classes of different national series.

When: Qualifying today, racing all weekend.

Where: Morgan Park Raceway.

Cost: $15 tomorrow, $25 Sunday, Under 14s free. Weekend passes $30.


Local derby at Platz Oval

WATTLES Warriors host Warwick in three Toowoomba Rugby league games at Platz Oval on Sunday.

While the A-grade game is always hotly contested between the adjoining clubs, there will be a lot of interest in the lower grades with Wattles in finals contention in reserve grade and Warwick close to finals action in the under-18 game.

When: Sunday.

Where: Platz Oval.

Cost: $6 for adults, $3 children/concessions, free for children under 12.


Killarney at home to Rebels

ON a weekend of local derbies in rugby league, the Killarney Cutters are at home to Warwick Rebels tomorrow afternoon at Charlie Andrews Oval.

Killarney has the chance with a win to push for third spot on the table in A grade and a home semi-final.

When: Saturday 2.30pm.

Where: Charlie Andrews Oval.

Cost: $4 adults, children under 16 free.


High fashion for charity

HELP raise money for Akooramak and have a fashionable time at the Warwick Golf Club for a Charity Fashion Show.

All money raised will help purchase a flotation chair.

Four entertainers – Jodie Ellis, Emma Bell, Michael Sims and dancer Madeleine Wilson – will perform while 30 models parade in seven categories.

Grab your ticket soon, as there are only nine left.

Phone Clare’s Hair Together and True Beauty, 4661 3719.

When: Tomorrow from 6.30pm

Where: Warwick Golf Club.

Cost: $25.


Drags at Stanthorpe

IF you want a full weekend of car racing, head to Carnell Raceway at Stanthorpe for the second to last drag meet.

Several Warwick drivers will head south to hit the track. More information at 4681 2923 or 4681 4037.

When: Tomorrow. Gates open noon, racing at 3pm.

Where: Carnell Raceway, Stanthorpe.

Cost: $10 for spectators, $50 for competitors.


Sausage sizzle for overseas troops

FORMER war veterans and members of the 25/49 Battalion will host a sausage sizzle, including chicken burgers, supplied by Carey Brothers Butchers.

As part of the Healthy Eating Program, a community nutritionist will prepare plates of fruit or vegetables, too.

Money raised will go towards the Overseas Troops Parcels Fund.

When: Tomorrow, 8.30am – 2.30pm.

Where: Outside Bunnings Warehouse, Palmerin St.

Cost: $2.50 sausages and $3.50 chicken burgers.


Band music al fresco style

LISTEN to the Australia’s oldest continuous brass band tomorrow, when they have a practice in the park.

Members of the band will perform at Leslie Park’s rotunda and people who have played a brass instrument, or those who are interested in playing, are invited to find out more.

When: Tomorrow from noon.

Where: Leslie Park rotunda.

Cost: Free.


Cheer on the hockey teams

HEAD down to Queen’s Park to watch two club teams go stick-to-stick.

When: Tomorrow, 2pm.

Where: Queen’s Park

Cost: Free.Glen Aplin


Quilt Show

INTRICATE handmade items will be on offer at the Glen Aplin Hall, when the local QCWA hosts its quilt show this weekend.

Light refreshments will be available and raffles will run. Special guest Betty Johnston will also be on hand to help with any quilting questions.

When: Today, noon-5pm, tomorrow 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-2pm.

Where: Glen Aplin Hall, New England Highway.

Cost: $5 entry.


Markets in the mountains

BROWSE among the many home-made items and local goods at Stanthorpe’s market in the mountains Sunday.

When: Sunday, 8am-noon.

Where: Civic Centre, Marsh St.

Cost: Free.

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