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Events Guide

December 2018 - February 2019 Community cultural initiatives of the Gladstone Regional Council


MAYOR’S WELCOME Welcome all to the Gladstone Regional Council’s Summer Event Guide. If living in our region wasn’t already great enough, just wait and see what we have in store for you this coming Summer. Council have been working hard to make sure we have a jam-packed summer full of events for the whole community. From the Christmas Street Party to our youth holiday program, SUNfest - we have the region’s summer sorted. Jump onto www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/ seasoneventguide or pop into your nearest Gladstone Regional Council customer contact point or facility to find out more. Mayor Matt Burnett Gladstone Regional Council

On behalf of my fellow Councillors and our entire Gladstone Regional Council team I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy and prosperous New Year. With 2019 just around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on the year almost past, look forward to the year ahead and spend precious time with family and friends to celebrate the festive season. Join us in spreading the Christmas spirit, with the 2018 Santos GLNG Mayor’s Carols presented by 4CC. The event will be hosted at Gladstone’s GPC Marina Parklands on Friday, December 7, from 5:30pm. 2


Community Events For more information: www.gladstone.qld.gov.au

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Christmas Street Party Join us for Gladstone’s annual Christmas Street Party! This exciting, free community Christmas event is a must for the whole family. Entertainment will feature throughout the event, transforming Goondoon Street into a Christmas wonderland. Free children’s activities, including a jumping castle, face painting and Christmas craft will keep the kids entertained for hours. WHEN Sunday, December 2, 4pm - 8pm COST Free BOOKINGS Free community event - all welcome. CONTACT 4970 0700 info@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au LOCATION Goondoon Street, Gladstone QLD

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Moonlight Movies Bring your family and friends to the Gladstone Region’s Moonlight Movies. Located throughout the Gladstone Region, these pop-up cinema events are free to attend and will pop up in an area near you. From family friendly movies, to adults only date nights, check out the Gladstone Regional Council’s Facebook page to see the full list of cinematic events. WHEN November 2018 - March 2019 COST Free BOOKINGS Free community event - all welcome. CONTACT 4970 0700 info@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au LOCATION Various locations around the Gladstone Region. Look out for further information on our website and social media.

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SUNfest SUNfest is the Gladstone Region’s favourite summer holiday program for youths aged 11 – 17yrs! Over 60 fun and exciting activities are held throughout the region. From Fast Karts to Safe Haven, Laser Skirmish to Circus workshops – there is something for everyone at SUNfest 2019! SUNfest tickets on sale from 9am Wednesday, November 28. Tickets can be purchased: • Online at www.gladstoneentertainment.com • In person at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) • By phone on the GECC Bookings Hotline (07) 4972 2822. WHEN January 14 – January 24 COST Prices vary depending on activity BOOKINGS Please book online for these events. CONTACT 4972 2822 info@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au LOCATION Various locations around Gladstone Region Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide

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Australia Day Awards Ceremony Each year Gladstone Regional Council hosts a combined citizenship and Australia Day Awards presentation ceremony on the eve of Australia Day. The public event is Council’s major civic function for the year and is free for all residents to attend. The ceremony involves our region’s new Australians uniting for a citizenship oath and affirmation with presentation of Australian Citizenship certificates from the Mayor. This is followed by acknowledgement of the Gladstone Region’s Australia Day Award nominees, announcement of category winners and presentation of trophies. WHEN January 25, 6pm COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our GECC Box Office CONTACT 4972 2822 info@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au

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Australia Day Family Fun Day Australia Day Family Fun Day is an action-packed day full of fun activities for all ages. There will be market stalls, food vendors, live entertainment and an exciting new activity zone. The event will conclude with a fireworks display. WHEN January 26, 3pm COST Free BOOKINGS Free community event - all welcome. CONTACT 4970 0700 info@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au LOCATION Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands QLD

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Experience true entertainment For more information: www.gladstoneentertainment.com

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An Evening with Johnathan Thurston An Evening with Johnathan Thurston provides a rare insight into the mind of a champion. From humble beginnings to rising through the ranks collecting every individual rugby league accolade and team honour, Johnathan Thurston is a once in a generation footballer. Johnathan Thurston is embarking on a tour of Australia and New Zealand commencing in October 2018 and will be live on stage at GECC talking in depth about his life, career and culture. WHEN December 6, 7pm COST $99 - $199 BOOKINGS Contact our GECC Box Office CONTACT 4972 2822 geccboxoffice@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstoneentertainment.com LOCATION Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56 Goondoon Street, Gladstone QLD BOOK TICKETS HERE Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide

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Morning Melodies:

Christmas with Karen Knowles Karen Knowles, one of Australia’s favourite singers, will return to Gladstone for a special Christmas concert on December 11, 2018. Well known for her Carols and Christmas repertoire and regular performances as part of the Lord Mayors Carols broadcast throughout Queensland on Channel 7, Karen will perform with her musical director David Cameron accompanying her on piano and guitar. Join Karen for a wonderful selection of her hits, standards and your favourite Christmas songs as her music moves you into the true spirit of Christmas. WHEN December 11, 11am COST $12 - $15 BOOKINGS Contact our GECC Box Office CONTACT 4972 2822 geccboxoffice@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstoneentertainment.com LOCATION Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56 Goondoon Street, Gladstone QLD BOOK TICKETS HERE Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide

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Deadly 60 Down Under Star of the hit TV series Deadly 60, Steve Backshall is bringing his brand-new show Deadly 60 Down Under to Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre for the first time these summer school holidays. After multiple sellout Australian tours and sold out shows from Broome to the Sydney Opera House, don’t miss Steve’s most exciting show ever - Deadly 60 Down Under, featuring some of Australia’s deadliest animals live on stage! WHEN January 8, 12pm COST $47 - $49 BOOKINGS Contact our GECC Box Office CONTACT 4972 2822 geccboxoffice@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstoneentertainment.com LOCATION Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56 Goondoon Street, Gladstone QLD BOOK TICKETS HERE Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide

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Cliff Richard & The Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Cliff Richard & The Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard & The Shadows. The group dominated British popular music in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the years before the Beatles. WHEN February 1, 7:30pm COST $30 - $59 BOOKINGS Contact our GECC Box Office CONTACT 4972 2822 geccboxoffice@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstoneentertainment.com LOCATION Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56 Goondoon Street, Gladstone QLD BOOK TICKETS HERE

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GECC Open Day Come and see behind the scenes at the GECC. Backstage tours, sound and light workshops, and so much more! WHEN February 2 COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our GECC Box Office CONTACT 4972 2822 geccboxoffice@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstoneentertainment.com LOCATION Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56 Goondoon Street, Gladstone QLD

Morning Melodies: The Lounge Suite At the helm of Pengelly Production is Dale Pengelly. This born and bred Queenslander has an extraordinary body of work over his career including The Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, The Royal New Zealand Ballet Company and Sydney Dance Company. His Musical Theatre credits include Hot Shoe Shuffle, Chicago, The Boy From Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, Crazy For You, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, Hello Dolly, Mary Poppins, Shout! The Legend of the Wild One... just to name a few! As Director and Choreographer his credits include Cabaret, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Guys & Dolls and The Addams Family. WHEN February 19, 11am COST $12 - $15 BOOKINGS Contact our GECC Box Office CONTACT 4972 2822 geccboxoffice@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstoneentertainment.com LOCATION Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56 Goondoon Street, Gladstone QLD BOOK TICKETS HERE

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When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love‌ proving that sometimes anything goes! Confessions, mistaken identities, and marriage proposals, all done to the fantastic music of Cole Porter, how will everything work out? Who knows? Anything goes! WHEN February 21 - February 24 Various times COST $14.90 - $29.90 BOOKINGS Contact our GECC Box Office CONTACT 4972 2822 geccboxoffice@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstoneentertainment.com

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CHRISTMAS street party Sunday, December 2 4pm-8pm Goondoon Street, Gladstone


We invite you to experience one of the top 10 Botanic Garden’s in Australia. For more information: www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic

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Pruning 101 Workshop Bring your garden back into shape this summer. Bring one of your non-motorised pruning tools for a free clean and sharpening demonstration. WHEN December 1, 9am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Administration Building, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Tondoon Tiny Tots Bring your baby or toddlers for a free morning out at Tondoon Tiny Tots. There’ll be swings, slides and playhouses too! Enjoy a coffee while meeting other mums. WHEN December 5, 9am February 6, 9am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Below Savour the Flavour café, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Creatures of the Night Tour Join us for a guided Creatures of the Night Tour, exploring the habitat of our nocturnal animal friends. Dinner is included. WHEN December 7, 6pm February 1, 6pm COST $15 Adults $5 Under 11s BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Savour the Flavour cafĂŠ, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Bonsai Salon Bring your bonsai to be trimmed, wired, fed and repotted by our own knowledgeable Bonsai Volunteers. They will tend to your bonsai and teach you some of the tips and tricks of keeping your bonsai looking healthy. WHEN December 15, 10am COST Dependent on the size of the tree. Please discuss at time of booking. BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Administration Building, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Kids Bonsai (for previous attendees) Bring your bonsai from any previous Kids Bonsai Class for a free check-up and feeding of your bonsai. WHEN December 17, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Administration Building, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Kids Craft Use seeds and pods found in the Gardens to make your very own Christmas tree decorations. WHEN December 18, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Arboretum Shelter, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Kids Cooking Learn to be the next Kids MasterChef! Cook up a storm with Savour the Flavour CafĂŠ. WHEN December 19, 10am January 16, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Arboretum Shelter, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Kids Bonsai

Kids and Seeds

We will show you how to create your very own bonsai tree to take home. Plant and pot will be supplied at the Gardens.

Learn the basic techniques of gardening with our Tondoon Botanic Garden team. You will plant your own seed, and watch it grow!

WHEN December 19, 1pm

WHEN December 20, 10am

COST $30

COST Free

BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team.

BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team.

CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic

CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic

LOCATION Administration Building, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

LOCATION Arboretum Shelter, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Art in the Park

Tondoon Art Gallery

Create a clay masterpiece with seeds and pods from the Gardens.

Entries in the 2019 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition will be on display from January 8 until January 31. Visit the Tondoon Art Gallery to support Australia’s young aspiring artists.

WHEN December 21, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Arboretum Shelter, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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WHEN January 8 – January 31 COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Tondoon Art Gallery, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Creative Recycling Learn how to make a musical instrument from recyclable items. WHEN January 15, 9am COST $5 BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Arboretum Shelter, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Bush Tucker Tour and Taste Join us on a short tour of the Gardens followed by a bush tucker tasters session prepared by Savour the Flavour Café. WHEN January 17, 9am COST $5 BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Savour the Flavour Café, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Games in the Gardens Tug of war, team races and lots of other outdoor games will be held in the Tondoon Botanic Gardens. WHEN January 18, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Arboretum Shelter, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Microgreens Workshop This workshop will take you through the process of how to grow and maintain your own microgreens in your kitchen. Hydroponic planter, seeds, and information booklet supplied to all attendees. WHEN February 9, 9am COST $30 BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic

Cooking Class Savour the Flavour will show you how to cook exciting summer dishes to impress at your next family barbeque. WHEN February 20, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Arboretum Shelter, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

LOCATION Administration Building, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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Fundamentals Bonsai Class This is an interactive workshop where you will learn the theory behind bonsai in the morning and be given a tree to work on in the afternoon. Lunch is provided. WHEN February 23, 10am COST $60 BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Tondoon Botanic Gardens team. CONTACT 4971 4444 tondoon@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tondoon-botanic LOCATION Administration Building, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone QLD

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2019

Youth Holiday Program 14-24 January, 2019 Book online at www.gladstoneentertainment.com Ticket enquiries 4972 2822


Immerse yourself in Gladstone’s rich history, art and culture at one of the region’s most treasured community facilities. For more information: www.gragm.qld.gov.au

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The 43rd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2018 An exhibition featuring almost 350 artworks entered into The 43rd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2018. The Awards are supported by local industry, business and the community. Visitors are encouraged to take part in this year’s QAL People’s Choice Awards by voting at the kiosks available within the Gallery & Museum until 5pm, Wednesday 28 November 2018. QAL People’s Choice Awards morning tea will occur on December 4. WHEN October 13 - December 9 The 43rd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2018 Exhibition. Photographer: E. Korotkaia.

COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required QUEENSLAND ALUMINA LIMITED

CONTACT 4976 6766 gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gragm.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide

A community cultural initiative of the Gladstone A community cultural initiative of the Gladstone RegionalRegional Council Council

ELIZABETH & LEO ZUSSINO

THE BUSH FAMILY

GAIL SELLERS

CHRISTIAN THOMSEN

LAUREEN TKACIK

THE O’REILLY FAMILY

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APT9 Kids on Tour For ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), the Children’s Art Centre will present APT9 Kids. APT9 Kids will include a number of interactive artist projects exploring exhibition themes from APT9, including the preciousness of life and natural resources, the importance of community, and storytelling. APT9 Kids on Tour will provide children and families throughout Queensland with the opportunity to enjoy APT9 Kids at their local venue, enabling children to experience and explore contemporary art from Australia, Asia and the Pacific through a range of activities. (QAGOMA website, 2018). WHEN January 12 - January 28 COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly team at the Gladstone Art Gallery & Museum CONTACT 4976 6766 gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gragm.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide

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Saiki City Children’s Art

Clay Stories:

Presenting a series of artworks created by young children from Saiki City, Japan. This annual exhibition is a Gladstone Saiki Sister City cultural exchange program.

Clay Stories is a significant survey exhibition of contemporary artworks in ceramics that have been created by both highly established and emerging Indigenous artists in remote parts of regional Australia. The exhibition presents pieces that are both sculptural and vessel-based, with each body of work representative of the artists’ connection to Country and as a strong medium for story-telling. This touring exhibition is an independent curatorial project developed by Sabbia Gallery, its exhibition curator Anna Grigson, the art centres and the Remote Communities Ceramic Network and supported by Visions of Australia and Artwork Transport.

WHEN December 15 - March 2 COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6766 gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gragm.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD

Clay Stories - Eileen Tep - Bunyaydinyu Bagu - photo Sabbia Gallery

Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia

WHEN December 15 - March 23 COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6766 gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gragm.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD

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Remember When? Featuring a selection of treasured items from the Gallery & Museum’s Cultural Heritage collection. The display offers a snapshot of domestic life in times gone by from the Port Curtis region, and showcases how families lived in a postwar world before computer games, mobile telephones and indoor toilets! WHEN December 15 - March 2 COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6766 gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gragm.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD

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Treasured Past, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, 2006.

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A Lifetime’s Journey with Clay: A survey of Johanna DeMaine’s work from 1971-2018 as well as her ongoing collaboration with Tatsuya Tsutsui. Johanna DeMaine is an internationally recognised ceramicist whose passion for clay was kindled in Gladstone in 1971 through Adult Education classes with the help of Jenny Elliot and Marilyn Haertel. This survey will have early works from her time making in Calliope with her family and late husband Ted DeMaine at the DeMaine Pottery Studio Gallery, along with works from the1980s created at the Landsborough Studio, Sunshine Coast hinterland. Also included will be her current works made in Arita, Japan and Landsborough Studios with Tatsuya Tsutsui. WHEN December 15 - February 23 COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6766 gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gragm.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide

Johanna DeMaine, Being and Becoming, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, 2011. GRAGM collection.

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Recovering the Past: A photographic exhibition by Ian Alderman

Recovering the Past is a unique photographic exhibition by London based artist Ian Alderman. This exhibition brings together two separate groups of men with origins a century apart, united through conflict. The first group is the men of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) who fought in Flanders in some of the worst battles of The Great War. The second group is the Belgian men who continue the ongoing bomb disposal efforts on the same former battlefields today. Inspired by Australian artistic and cultural icons, photographer Frank Hurley and artist Will Longstaff, this groundbreaking exhibition is a philosophical exploration of consequences of human conflict; of legacies that persist long after the guns fall silent. WHEN December 15 - March 2 COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6766 gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gragm.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide

Ian Alderman, #Flanders 3777, Digital photographic print on archival paper, 2018.

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Clay Stories: Ceramic Workshop

As part of the exhibition Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia a ceramic workshop will be held with one of the exhibiting Remote Communities Ceramic Network makers, and a local ceramicist. WHEN February 22, 10:30am February 23, 10:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly team at the Gladstone Art Gallery & Museum CONTACT 4976 6766 gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gragm.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD

Tuesday Art Play The Tuesday Art Play program has been tailored to suit very young children (18 months - 5 years) and has been developed with a focus on interactivity and visual art awareness, rather than creating a finished product. Sessions are designed to enrich creativity and bonding between child and guardian, while taking the stress out of unrestricted art play. Prepare to get messy as your little one flexes their creative muscle and develops their fine motor skills in the process. WHEN February 12 - March 26, 10:30am - 11:30am COST $5 per child BOOKINGS Contact our friendly team at the Gladstone Art Gallery & Museum CONTACT 4976 6766 gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au www.gragm.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone QLD

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Toni Watson and Charlie Wilson at Tuesday Art Play, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, 2018. Photographer: J.Dyson.

2019 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition This ever-growing art collection, containing works by local primary school aged students, was initiated in 2007 for the first ever Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition. The Collection is inspired by ‘who and what makes Australia great’ and features a range of colourful and imaginative artworks. Since inauguration, the Gallery & Museum has received thousands of vibrant submissions, with the finalists of the annual competition announced at the Gladstone Region Council’s Australia Day celebrations.

• Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum: Thursday, December 20, 2018

After multiple exhibitions at Gladstone Regional Council venues, each year the selected finalists’ works are then toured to Saiki City, Japan for a display in the Gladstone Region’s Sister City. Digital copies of each artwork submitted are stored in the Gallery & Museum’s digital vault.

Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre Gallery: January 8, 2019 - January 31, 2019

To assist budding artists with their entries three FREE workshops with award winning local artist, Anne Huth, are on offer. Basic materials are provided just bring your art gear and great ideas. Workshops will be held from 10.30am to 12pm at the following venues: • Nagoorin Hall: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 • Agnes Water Community Centre: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide

Friday 21 December 2018 Submissions close 4pm at GRAGM. Saturday 26 January 2019 Winners announced during Gladstone Regional Council’s Australia Day celebrations. In 2019, entries will be displayed around the region:

Mezzanine Floor, Leo Zussino Building CQUniversity Gladstone Marina Campus: February 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019 Celebrate Australia: Children’s Art at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum: March 9, 2019 - April 20, 2019 Boyne Tannum Community Centre: May 1, 2019 - June 8, 2019 Gladstone City Library: June 15, 2019 - July 31, 2019

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Engage yourself in a vibrant program of community activities and a world of information at your fingertips. For more information: www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au/

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Storytime at Gladstone Regional Libraries Storytime is full of stories, rhymes and story play for children under five years. Storytime only occurs throughout the school term, finishing Term 4 on December 14. WHEN Every Wednesday, 10am, Agnes Water Every Friday, 10:30am, Boyne Island Every Friday, 10:30am, Calliope Every Wednesday, 11am, Gladstone COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

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Toddler Time

Playtime

Toddler Time is a music and movement program for children aged two to four years. This program encourages coordination and a love of music and dance. Toddler Time only occurs throughout the school term, finishing Term 4 on December 14.

Playtime is a two-hour program of explorative learning and having fun for children under five years. This program combines aspects of Baby Bounce, Toddler Time and playgroup style activities. Playtime only occurs throughout the school term, finishing Term 4 on December 14.

WHEN Every Wednesday, 9:30am & 10:30am, Boyne Island Every Thursday & Friday, 11am, Gladstone

WHEN Every Wednesday, 9:30am, Calliope

COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

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COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

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Baby Bounce Baby Bounce is a lap sit program designed for babies and young toddlers with parents or carers. Baby Bounce includes songs, rhymes and fun actions. WHEN Every Friday, 11am, Gladstone Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 10:30am, Boyne Island COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

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Kids Time

Kids Happy Hour

Kids Time is full of rhymes, stories, and craft for children under five years.

Kids Happy Hour is a program of songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

WHEN Various times and locations

WHEN Various times and locations

COST Free

COST Free

BOOKINGS Not Required

BOOKINGS Not Required

CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

LOCATION Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

LOCATION Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

For more information on dates and times, please visit our website www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

For more information on dates and times, please visit our website www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

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Letters to Santa Letters to Santa is available at all Regional Libraries. Children will be able to mail their personalised letter to Santa through the Christmas postbox located at the Christmas Tree in Library Square. Each letter is personally answered by Santa, and the letters will be returned before Christmas. WHEN November 26 - December 14 COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

Summer Reading Club Summer Reading Club is run at libraries all over Australia. It includes activity booklets, reading lists, competitions, crafts and so much more! WHEN December 1 - January 25 COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION All Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

LOCATION All Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

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The 17th Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Extravaganza Join us for an afternoon of Christmas tree decorating, songs and entertainment. You won’t want to miss this fun family event! WHEN December 5, 3:30pm COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4971 9700 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Boyne Island Library, Boyne Island QLD

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Christmas Craft Join us to create personalised Christmas decorations, cards, wrapping paper and so much more. Fun for all the family. WHEN December 18, 9:30am, Gladstone December 19, 10:30am, Agnes Water December 19, 9:30am, Boyne Island December 19, 10am, Calliope December 19, 10am, Miriam Vale December 20, 10:30am, Mount Larcom COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

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MBot Robotics

Ozobot Workshops

Mbot use visual coding to introduce children to the wonders of robotics. These great STEM activities will keep youth amazed for hours.

Learn basic coding using visual codes to navigate your robot by creating your own maze.

WHEN December 19, 10am

WHEN December 20, 3pm, Calliope January 22, 10:30am, Boyne Island

COST Free

COST Free

BOOKINGS Not Required

BOOKINGS Not Required

CONTACT 4902 1501 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

LOCATION Agnes Water Library, Agnes Water QLD

LOCATION Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

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Christmas Craft and Coding

Small Creatures Craft

Use colour codes to program your Ozobot robot to navigate the obstacle course to the Christmas tree, then create some decorations for your tree at home. This event is suitable for children ages 7 to 18.

Creepy crawlies and little beasts. Make your very own small creature to take home.

WHEN December 20, 3pm, Calliope COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Library team for bookings. CONTACT 4975 8105 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

WHEN January 8, 9:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD

LOCATION Calliope Library, Calliope QLD

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Pirate Magnets & Sand Bracelets Workshop Join us for a beach themed craft session, making pirate magnets and sand bracelets. WHEN January 9, 10:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4902 1501 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Agnes Water Library, Agnes Water QLD

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Creature Creation Station Let your imagination run wild to create your own curious creature as part of our Summer Reading Club program. WHEN January 9, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4975 8105 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Calliope Library, Calliope QLD

Robotic Play Come along and explore the wonders of robotics in a relaxed and fun environment. Try out our Ozobots, Cubelets, Bluebots and Makey Makey. WHEN January 9, 2pm COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD

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Library Games Day

Tangle Art

Come to Miriam Vale Library for a board game or two!

Tangle art is a relaxing and fun way to create beautiful drawings and patterns. We will show you how to use watercolours for a background on a bookmark, and then you can create your own Zentangle art.

WHEN January 9, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4974 6241 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Miriam Vale Library, Gladstone QLD

WHEN January 10, 2pm COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Library team for bookings. CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD

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Curious Creatures

Paper Pot Planters

Create your own curious creatures to take home. We’ll supply the tools, you supply the imagination!

Join in the fun of the “Let it grow” #HomeMakerSpace project this summer. Make and decorate pots from newspaper, then plant seeds you borrow from the Calliope Seed Library.

WHEN January 10, 10:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Library team for bookings. CONTACT 4975 1205 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Mount Larcom Library, Mount Larcom QLD

WHEN January 11, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4975 8105 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Calliope Library, Calliope QLD

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Fantastical Creatures Craft Beasts, critters, creatures and fiends. Create your own to take home. WHEN January 15, 9:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

Craft for Tweens Join us for a crafting morning for ages 10+. Create wearable craft and décor for your room. WHEN January 16, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4974 6241 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Miriam Vale Library, Miriam Vale QLD

LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD

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Family Fun Night

Messy Craft

Mystery Craft

Looking to entertain the whole family? Join us for a family night in at the library. Watch a movie or compete against other families in our friendly games.

Immerse yourself in our messy craft workshop. Make sure to wear something old on the day, messy craft will be very MESSY!

Mystery craft is a fun workshop for the whole family. There will be mystery items that require your creativity and innovation to turn it into an artistic masterpiece!

WHEN January 16, 6:30pm COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4975 8105 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Calliope Library, Calliope QLD

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WHEN January 16, 9:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4971 9700 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Boyne Island Library, Boyne Island QLD

WHEN January 16, 10:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4902 1501 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Agnes Water Library, Agnes Water QLD

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Robotics Workshop

Little Piggy Zoo

Cubelet robot blocks are a fast and easy way to inspire children to become better thinkers. Create your own robot using the programmed blocks to complete tasks.

Little Piggy Zoo is a cute, fun and family friendly Guinea Pig Petting Zoo that provides hands-on children’s entertainment that every child loves! It specialises in creating an engaging environment while children and parents can enjoy patting, brushing and playing with our unique and diverse mix of cute furry friends.

WHEN January 16, 2pm COST Free BOOKINGS Contact the friendly Library team for bookings. CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD

WHEN January 17, 9:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4975 1205 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Mount Larcom Library, Mount Larcom QLD

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Young People’s Art Project’ Help us create melted crayon artworks for display in the Young Adult section at Gladstone City Library. Artwork will be on display throughout the year and available for collection next summer holidays. WHEN January 17, 2pm COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Library staff for bookings for ages over 12+ CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

Clay Animation Create and animate your own curious creatures as part of our Summer Reading Club program. This is suitable to children aged 5 to 18. WHEN January 22, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Library team for bookings. CONTACT 4975 8105 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Calliope Library, Calliope QLD

LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD

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Home Creatures Craft Create pets to take home and love. Fun for the whole family. WHEN January 22, 9:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD

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Videogame Creation Discover the wonders of Sploder and create your own arcade style video games. Attendees are required to bring their own computer. WHEN January 23, 2pm COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Library team for bookings. CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD

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It’s Rocket Science

SRC Craft

Young rocket engineers will experience the rush of adrenaline as they build and fly their very own rocket! Introduction to the science of rocketry and flight connecting curiosity and creativity.

Create curious creatures as part of the Summer Reading Club festivities.

WHEN January 23, 9am, Memorial Park Gladstone January 23, 1pm, Gary Larson Oval Miriam Vale COST Free BOOKINGS Contact our friendly Library team for bookings. CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

WHEN January 24, 10:30am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4975 1205 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Mount Larcom Library, Mount Larcom QLD

LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD Miriam Vale Library, Miriam Vale QLD

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Bluebots and Codeybots Learn the basics of programming with Bluebots and Codeybots. Codeybots are educational robots that teach basic programming through a range of interactive features. Bluebots are an easy introduction to movement coding for the under 5s. WHEN January 24, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4902 1501 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Agnes Water Library, Agnes Water QLD

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Questa Game with CQU Join us for some Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM), based fun with a guest lecturer from the Central Queensland University. WHEN January 24, 10am COST Free BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4902 1501 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Calliope Library, Calliope QLD

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Summer Reading Club Party Summer Reading Club is run at libraries all over Australia. January 24 is where we get to celebrate with a party!

Library Lovers Day February 14 is Library Lovers Day. Visit us during the month of February and check out what books our friendly library staff love to read. WHEN February 14, All Day

WHEN January 24, 1:30pm

COST Free

COST Free

BOOKINGS Not Required

BOOKINGS Not Required CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au

CONTACT 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

LOCATION Gladstone Library, Gladstone QLD

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Library Sideshow

Gladstone Regional Libraries Library Sideshow is an ongoing program purely for adults. It includes infotainment, games, movies and so much more! It is a great place to meet new friends and share common interests. Gladstone Library November 6, 10am Movie Screening: Lion November 6, 12pm Stroke Talk November 16, 12pm Dementia Australia Dropin Clinic November 20, 10am Beginner Watercolour Painting December 5, 12pm Dementia Australia Dropin Clinic February 5, 10am Movie Screening: Crooked House

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February 6, 10am Be Connected: Computer Workshops February 13, 10am Be Connected: Computer Workshops February 14, All Day Library Lovers Day February 20, 10am Be Connected: Computer Workshops February 22, 12pm Dementia Australia Dropin Clinic February 27, 10am Be Connected: Computer Workshops

February 28, 10am Puzzles and Games Agnes Water February 7, 10am Mystery Craft Miriam Vale Februray 14, 10am RomCom Movie and Morning Tea February 28, 10am Cards and Morning Tea Mount Larcom February 21, 10am Watercolour for beginners

COST - Free BOOKINGS - Not Required CONTACT - 4976 6400 library@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au www.gladstonelibraries.qld.gov.au LOCATION - Various Gladstone Regional Libraries locations

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Events Guide

December 2018 - February 2019

Community cultural initiatives of the Gladstone Regional Council

Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide  

Gladstone Regional Council’s Summer Event Guide is jam-packed with fun community activities and events that Council hosts in the region duri...

Gladstone Regional Council Summer Events Guide  

Gladstone Regional Council’s Summer Event Guide is jam-packed with fun community activities and events that Council hosts in the region duri...