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Blackall

Do you love to dance? Then head down to the CWA Hall in Clematis St Blackall for Old time dancing, Tuesday at 7pm Cost is $2pp.

Looking for a great way to get fit, then Blackall outdoor fitness is the place to be. Held at the Blackall Showgrounds. Astronomical is a comedic romp through the universe using six large telecopes with Galileo, Neil Armstrong, Enistein and others as guides. So for those ages 6-95 bring a picnic and see Saturn Jupiter a black hole and have astronomical fun. BYO chairs

The Blackall State School students are looking at giving back to their community and wish to know if you are interested in a Technology help session to learn about your device, whether it is a lop top, computer, mobile phone, no question is too silly. The session will be held at the Blackall 60's & Better with the date to be confirmed. For more information or to book a seat contact Lily McIntosh on 4621 6600 or yo@btrc.qld.gov.au

 

The Blackall Blue Light Billy Cart Races will be on 5th August and will be running in conjunction with the Variety Bash Rally. So for those that do not have a billy cart now is the time to start preparing, and for those travelling pencil in Blackall 5th August for a great family afternoon with markets, food and drink stalls and fun fun fun. For more information phone the Blue Light on 07 4657 4200.

The Blackall Cultrual Association are offering a 5 day 6 night 'Out There Retreat' with watercolour artist John Lovett. The retreat will be held at Blackall at the Living Arts Centre. Prices includes all meals, accommodation, transfers to and from activites/airport and tutor fees for the 5 days. For more information got to www.blackallcultrual.org.au and click on the Retreats tab to download and Itinerary and welcome pack or email blackallcultural@bigpond.com for more information. Please note numbers are limited.

Tambo

Now showign at the Grasslands Art Gallery 'Stolen Moments' a display of works by a group of western Queensland artists exhibiting a wide range of artistic styles and talents in a variety of differing media. The exhibition represents the stolen moments the artists grasp from their busy lives to spend creating their art.

Get ready for a day out on Saturday 3rd of June at teh Tambo Cup Race Meeting. With luncheon, Fashions of the field, multi-draw raffles and the races. It is sure to be a great day out.

Astronomical will be in Tambo on Thursday 22nd June at 6.30pm at the Tambo Cricket Ground. Romp through the universe using six large telescopes with Galileo. Neil Armstrong, Enisten and others as guides. So for those ages 6-95 bring a picnic and see Saturn, Jupiter a black hole and have astronomical fun. BYO Chairs.

 

May Bush Beat

Blackall

The Blackall Show will be held on Friday and Saturday 5-6 May at the showgrounds with the gates openign at 8am. Entry is free and there are plentyl of events for everyone with horse events, gymkhana, barrel racing, sheep, cattle, goats, caged birds, painting, craft, dog jumping, whip cracking, petting zoo, trade stalls and plenty more. The carnival side show will also be there and fireworks will follow the night show. A live band will be playing and the bar will go till late.

The Blackall Magpies will play the Ilfracombe Scorpions on Saturday 13th May at the Blackall Showgrounds. Gates open at 5pm with the kick off at 6pm. A BBQ and bar will be operating and entertainment till late. The game is proudly supporting West'n Breast & Prostate Support Group so wear pink & blue to show your support. For more information phone Lisa on 0409 204 830 ot Bec on 0427 300 517.

Tambo

Currently on exhibition at the Grassland Art Gallery is 'Barcaldine Out of the Cupboard'. This is a collection of works by five Barcaldine artists and includes work created in watercolour, oil, pencil and mixed media and paper pulp sculptural work. Subject matter is wide ranging from local landscapes, flora and fauna to exotic portrayals of wild African animals.

Opening on May 27th will be 'Stolen Moments', the time artists grasp from their busy lives to spend creating their art.

Dont forget Mother's Day, Tambo Information centre is having Mothers Day Craft, Friday 12th May RSVP to Kyle on 46546 408 places are limited.

Bush Beat Update

Blackall

The Blackall 60's and better will be holding a cent sale on Saturday 22nd of April at the CWA hall. Doors will open at 12.30pm and games start at 1.30pm admission is only $5 and includes afternoon tea. There will be great prizes, lucky door special draws and raffles. Everyone is welcome and proceeds got to Children's Diabetes.

A Country Kitchens workshop will be held at the CWQ hall in Blackall on Saturday 29th April for 9am to 12.30pm. The workshop includes morning tea, nutrition information, shopping bag, apron, tea-towel and more. Cost is free but there are limited spaces so if you or anyone you know would like to attend please contact Fiona Ludgate on 0422 772 066 as soon as possible.

The Blackall Show will be held on Friday and Saturday 5-6 May at the showgrounds with the gates opening at 8am. Entry is free and there are plenty of events for everyone with horse events, gymkhana, barrel racing, sheep, cattle, goats, caged birds, painting, crafts, dog jumping, whip cracking, petting zoo, trade stalls and plenty more. The carnival side show will also be there and fireworks will follow the night show. A live band will be playing and the bar will go to late.

Tambo

A Mental Health talk by Central West Health will be held on Thursday 20th April 10am at the Tambo Multipurpose Centre. Speaker will be Jamie Small and a light smoko will be provided. Everyone is welcome and for more information call 07 4621 6630.

Currently on exhibition at the Grassland Art Gallery is 'Barcaldien Out of The Cupboard' . This is a collection of works by five Barcaldine artists and inclides work created in watercolour, oil, pencil and mixed media and paper pulp sculputral work. Subject matter is wide ranging from local landscapes, flora, fauna to exotic portrayals of Wild Africian animals.

 

April Bushbeat

Blackall

Get set for a great day on Saturday 8th April with the Blackall Community Markets at the Anglican Church Hall and Gardens in Coronation Drive. The markets will start at 8am and Finish at 1pm. Morning tea will available along with cold drinks, cakes & jams, woodwork, craft and other assorted stalls.

Fill in the rest of Saturday 8th April with the Blakcall Races. The first race is at 1.30pm and entry is free. The theme for this race day is Sparkle and Shine and the ever so popluar fashions of the field will be held on the day.

The Blackall 60's & Better will be holding a cent sale on Saturday 22nd April at the CWA hall. Doors will open at 12.30pm and games start at 1.30pm admission is $5 and includes afternoon tea. There will be great prizes, lucky door, special draws and raffles. Everyone welcome and proceeds go to Childrens Diabetes.

There will be a Country Kitchen workshop held at the CWAQ hall in Blackall on Saturday 29th April from 9am to 12.30pm. The workshop includes morning tea, nutrition information, shopping bag, apron, tea-towel and more. Cost is free, but there are limited spaces so if you or anyone you know would like to attend please contact Fiona Ludgate email tf.ludgate@bigpond.com or phone 0422 772 066 as soon as possible.

Tambo

There will be a Mental Health Talk by Central West Health on Thursday 20th April 10am at the Tambo Multipurpose Centre. Speaker will be Jamie Small and a light smoko will provided. Everyone is welcome and for more information call 07 4621 6630

Currently on exhibition at the Grasslands Art Gallery is 'Barcaldine Out of the Cupboard'. This collection of works by fice Barcaldine artists and includes work created in watercolour, oil, pencil and mixed media and paper pulp sculptural work. Subject matter is wide ranging from local landscapes, flora and fauna to exotic portrayals of wild African animals.

 

Head to Blackall these school holidays

Spend a weekend in Blackall next scholl holidays!

You can set up camp along the banks of the mighty Barcooo and experience all that this rural town has to offer and more!

Children can enjoy the great skate park in the grounds at the Memorial Hall, open all the time it is set up with a half-pipe, bowled out at one end with flat bank hips on the other. A small flat bank pyarmid and flat bank wall finish it off making a great circuit for skateboarders and BMX bikes.

While in Blackall a visit to Ram Park is a must to check out the buildings and displays from the town's pioneering days. Call in at 10.30am and former stockman, Stewie he will give you a guided tour and demostrate his bush craft and stockmanship skills. Meet Stewie's mule and discover how these beasts of burden were used to power machinery and pumps to access water.

Blackall's Visitor Information Centre is located in the old railway station building at Ram Park and while there make sure you pick up a 'Shamrock St Stroll' booklet and your afternoon can be spent uncovering more of Blackall's unique hertiage. Wander along the main road and take a few short detours into the surrounding street, pull up and relax at Bank's Park where the children can burn off some extra energy on the swings and climbing equipment.

Back at the river bank families can enjoy an evening BBQ or wander up to one of the many local eateries for a meal before the y spend time togther around the campfire - there is nothing better than toasting marshmallows.

The next day a trip to the historic Blackall Woolscour is a must, the only steam driver scour still in operation in the whole of Australia, this place is literally history in action! Join a local guide to be taken back in time to experience the history of the woll industry and the vital role of woolscouring. The grounds are the perfect place for a family picnic but make sure you have plenty ot share with the friendly natives, who love to get up close and personal.

A relaxing afternoon can be spent at the Blackall Aquatic Centre and Spa where the therapeutic qualities of the warm artesian water will ease any cramps or pains. Open all year round the aquatic centre is an ideal place for a family outing, the cafe has a wide range of refreshments and ice creams that will be the icing on top of a great day out.


 

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