The magnificent Abbey of the Roses.
The magnificent Abbey of the Roses. Steven Kasper

BIG WEEKEND: Seven things to do in the Southern Downs

1: Rugby sevens

THE Warwick women will be one of five teams battling for Downs Sevens Women's Rugby supremacy at Risdon Oval tomorrow.

Five teams from as far away as St George will be in Warwick for seven games.

WHEN: Tomorrow, gates open at 10am, first game 10.20pm. Games will go to 12.40pm.

WHERE: Risdon Oval

COST: Free

2: Anzac service

THERE will be an Anzac Day service at 2pm tomorrow at Warwick Credit Union Oval in Jackie Howe Drive as a forerunner to the AFL Darling Downs men's game between Warwick and Toowoomba Tigers.

WHEN: Tomorrow, service at 2pm, game at 2.30pm.

WHERE: Warwick Credit Union Oval

COST: Free

3: Basket making

THE Warwick Art Gallery will host a crochet basking making workshop today from 9am. Participants will learn to make a wooden based, sturdy basket. Basic crochet skills are required.

WHEN: Today, 9am-noon

WHERE: Warwick Art Gallery, 49 Albion St

COST: $55

4: Pottery legends

THE Warwick Potters Association will hold a ceramics exhibition as part of the Southern Downs Heritage Festival. It will feature old and new pottery and look at how the craft has changed over the years. Wine and nibbles are available.

WHEN: Tonight, 6.30pm

WHERE: 63 Horsman Rd

COST: Free

5: Tea at the Abbey

WARWICK'S Abbey of the Roses will open its historic gardens and build for guided tours during the Southern Downs Heritage Festival. Stroll through the grounds and enjoy a Devonshire tea. Bookings are essential. Phone 46619777.

WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday, 10.30am-noon

WHERE: Cnr of Locke and Dragon St

COST: $16

6: Walking Tours

JOIN town crier Bob Townshend for a guided tour of the Warwick CBD.

WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday, 11.30

WHERE: Meet at the Warwick Town Hall.

COST: Gold coin donation

7:Fish stocking meet

THE Warwick and District Recreational Fish Stocking Association has its annual general meeting on Sunday at the clubhouse at Leslie Dam.

A representative of Queensland Fisheries and Boating will speak at the meeting.

Prospective new members are welcome at the meeting.

WHEN: Sunday, 9am

WHERE: Fish Stocking Association clubhouse, Saddle Dam Rd, Leslie Dam

COST: Free to come to the meeting



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