Samantha Burns, Ruby Harper and Chase Powell at the Blue Light Disco on Friday, July 28.Photo Deanna Millard/Warwick Daily News
Samantha Burns, Ruby Harper and Chase Powell at the Blue Light Disco on Friday, July 28.Photo Deanna Millard/Warwick Daily News Deanna Millard

11 things to do in Warwick this weekend

Disco dance

TIME for the kids to let their hair down with a massive Christmas Blue Light Disco tonight at Leslie Park.

It's the last one for the year, so get your kids and their friends together and send them off for a great night of fun and dancing.

Food and drink are available for purchase and there's even face-painting and balloon twirling. Year 9 and under.

Santa will be there and entry costs $5.

WHEN: Tonight from 6pm to 8.30pm.

WHERE: Leslie Park.

COST: $5

Fun day for Malakhai

HEAD to Leslie tomorrow between 10am to 1pm to help raise funds for a young Warwick boy with an incurable disease.

A kind group of concerned locals have organised the event, which will include a jumping castle, photo booth, cake stall and even karaoke.

It's only $1 for each activity.

WHEN: Tomorrow from 10am to 1pm

WHERE: Leslie Park

COST: $1 each activity

Summit sessions

SUMMIT Estate Sunset Sessions are held on the Granite Belt, every Friday and Saturday nights until 8pm.

Bring a picnic and bring the family, meet friends or bring the fur baby on a leash.

Bring some toys like a soccer ball or a telescope and enjoy a few drinks, an amazing sunset over the vineyard and of course some live music from guest musicians.

WHEN: Tonight and tomorrow evening from 4pm to 8pm.

WHERE: Summit Estate Wines, 291 Granite Belt Dr, Thulimbah.

COST: Free.

Lure coursing

THE Warwick Lure Coursing Club will hold a field trial on Sunday.

The field trials will be a forerunner to the club Christmas party. Each dog will have one run on the day.

WHEN: Sunday, registrations from 8am, start 9am.

WHERE: Henry Joppich Park.

COST: $6 for non-members, $5 for members.

Time to party

THE Southern Downs Regional Council is hosting a backpacker welcoming sausage sizzle and meet and greet in association with the Stanthorpe agriculture industry tonight. The

council invites visiting backpackers, producers, accommodation providers, employment agencies and associated government to celebrate the start of a new season on the Granite Belt.

WHEN: Tonight from 5.30pm.

WHERE: Stanthorpe Fire Station, Lock St, Stanthorpe.

COST: Free.

Run or walk

WARWICK parkrun is on each Saturday on each side of the Condamine River.

WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.50am assembly, 7am start.

WHERE: Queens Park, start and finish just down from rugby union field.

COST: Free.

Cricket on

WARWICK senior cricket fixtures will be played tomorrow and Sunday.

The match of the round will be between Wheatvale and Maryvale Condamine on Sunday at Slade Park.

WHEN: Tomorrow games at 12.30pm, Sunday game at 10.30am.

WHERE: Slade Park, Allora and Inglewood on Saturday and Slade Park on Sunday.

COST: Free to watch.

Go fishing

GRAB a mate and a rod and hit the riverbank for a bit of fishing.

You don't need a permit but be sure you're keeping to the size limit.

Enjoy the serenity and the beauty of Warwick's rivers, creek and waterways.

If you want to head out and try Leslie or Connolly Dam, drop in at Tackle and Tusk at the BP on Wood St for a licence.

WHEN: All weekend.

WHERE: Anywhere you can throw in a line.

COST: Just the cost of your licence, if needed.

Chase fireflies

THE enchanting insects are back in the dark rainforests above Killarney.

Head out to Queen Mary Falls before dark and take the right-hand track around to the lookout.

Just on dark head down to the base of the falls and keep your eyes open.

Experts say if you're taking a torch, remember to cover it in red cellophane and never shine the light directly at the fireflies.

You'll see them better in the dark as well.

They hang around for about 20 minutes after the sunsets and you might even be lucky to spot a glow worm or two as well.

The kids will love this.

WHEN: Every night.

WHERE: Queen Mary Falls.

COST: Free.

Take a drive

HAVE you ever noticed all the signs on the outskirts of Warwick for all the different scenic drives in the area?

Why not take one this weekend? Head west on the Cunningham Highway and follow the Sprint Route out past the Sandy Creek pub, through Wheatvale, Pratten and end up in Leyburn.

Have lunch at the Royal Hotel and head back when you're ready to.

Or go the other way and take the Settler's Route through Swan Creek, Yangan, Tannymorel and Emu Vale and out to Killarney.

Follow the beautiful meandering roads through some of the best scenery in the region.

WHEN: Whenever you like.

WHERE: Take your pick.

COST: Petrol and lunch.

Photo session

TAKE a walk, rediscover Warwick on foot and through the lens of a camera.

You might be surprised what you see.

There are so many beautiful spots, quiet and hidden not five minutes from Palmerin St.

Follow the river and find the odd cave, climb a weeping willow or snap away at the water dragons, birds and horses on the river walk.

Find a high spot in town and take a panorama of the town. Mt Tabor is great for that, and Scare Hill too.

WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday.

WHERE: You choose.

COST: Absolutely nothing.



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