What's on in Ipswich this weekend

1 International Cafe

  • Masonic Hall, Cnr Roderick & Nicholas Sts
  • Saturday from 6.45pm

COME in your best African dress and dance the night away at the 63rd IMP International Cafe. Tickets cost $25 for a three-course meal and are sold at Urban Pantry, 181 Brisbane St.

Phone 0414 703 842 for more.


2 Ipswich Courthouse Open Day

  • 43 Ellenborough St, Ipswich
  • Saturday, 9am-1pm

GO behind the scenes of the legal system when the Ipswich Courthouse hosts its annual open day for the public.

Legal buffs can take tours of the facility and learn about the courthouse from a number of stakeholder information stalls.

Visitors will have access to the magistrate and district courtrooms, as well as the vulnerable witness facilities, jury facilities and the library.

The Salvation Army will hold a barbecue where food can be purchased.

For more information, phone the Ipswich Courthouse on 3280 1720.


3 Back to School Reunion

  • Macquarie St, Boonah State High School
  • Saturday, 10am-midnight

PAST Boonah State High School students are invited to the school's 50th anniversary reunion social.

The Open Day events will run from 10.30am-1.30pm, with the school musical matinee beginning at 2pm.

The Back to School Reunion Social tickets are $10 per person, and this includes live music, supper and access to a photo booth.

Cash bar will be in operation, no ATM will be available. This is an 18+ event only.

Visit facebook.com/bshs50years or phone 5460 6111 for more.


4 Great Houses of Ipswich

  • 14 Chelmsford Ave, West Ipswich 90 Nicholas St, Ipswich 8 Karragaroo St, Ipswich
  • Saturday, 10am-3pm

THE National Trust, through its Ipswich branch and in partnership with Ipswich City Council and the generous owners of three great houses, is proud to once again open the doors to some of the outstanding heritage residences in Queensland's oldest provincial city.

"Lakemba", "Karragaroo" and "The Chestnuts" will be open for this year's Heritage Festival.

Phone 3223 6666 for more information.


5 Trees for Mum Day

  • George Palmer Park, Silkstone
  • Sunday, 9am-4pm

CELEBRATE Mother's Day and nurture the environment by planting a native tree in honour of your mum on Sunday.

This is a great way to create a lasting memory and mothers attending on the day will receive a free gift bag.

Register online at ipswich.qld. gov.au.


6 Charity Golf Day

  • Ipswich Country Club, 1a Samford Rd, Leichhardt
  • Sunday, 9am-1.30pm

HELP children battling leukemia and have a chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one at Team J and J's charity golf day.

Start Mother's Day off with a bang and get a team together for the four-person ambrose competition.

Plenty of prizes to be won. Tickets cost $40, including lunch and play.

To book, phone Chris on 3281 1226 or email chris@totalwealth.com.au.


7 Ipswich Show Ball

  • Showplace Reception Centre
  • Saturday from 6pm

SUPPORT the local community at the Ipswich Show Society's annual Ipswich Show Ball dinner and dance. Head along for a great evening and see who will come out on top as the Ipswich Showgirl for 2015.

Phone 0417 645 205 or email ipswichshowball@thecreativefarm.com for more information.


8 Country Markets

  • Fernvale school grounds,Brisbane Valley Hwy
  • Sunday, 6am-noon

GRAB some fresh, local produce at the weekly Fernvale Country Markets. This popular market also has a large range of crafts, quality second-hand goods, clothing, soaps and more.

Have a bite to eat and some coffee and pick up a perfect Mother's Day gift.

Phone 5464 3863 for more.


9 Anzac Troop Train

  • Bundamba Racecourse Station
  • Sunday, 10am-2pm

QPSR and the Ipswich Centenary of Anzac Committee will take you back in time at its Anzac Troop Train and Open Day.

Themed trains will run at 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm and the open day will also include military displays, war songs, vintage First World War vehicles and live entertainment to celebrate the centenary of Anzac.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for children.

Book at qpsr.net or by phoning 3294 3835.

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