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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.

 

Bush Beat March 2017

Blackall

Helen Everingham will be presenting a practical workshop in effective living on Thursday 30th March from 9am - 3pm at the Blackall Living Arts Centre. So if you feel your life is quietly falling apart, then Live, Laugh and Learn to Let Go with Helen's healthy prespective on the roller coaster we call life. The workshop is full of practical effective tools to help through life's path and they're fun. The workshop is free but bookings are essential.

For more information call Virginia Wacker on 4657 4440 or email cdo@btrc.qld.gov.au

Australia Clean Up Day in Blackall will be held on Saturday 1st of April and the meeting point is Banks Park at 8.30am. After the clean-up head back to the park for a susage sizzel and drinks. For more information contact Courtney Richardson on 4621 6600.

There will be Country Kitchen workshops held at the CWQ hall in Blackall on Saturday 1st April and the 9th of April from 9am to 12.30pm. Workshops include 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.

The Blackall Races will be held on Saturday 8th April with the first race at 1.30pm. Entry is free with the ever popular fashions of the field on the day. Theme for this race day is Sparkle and Shine.

Tambo

Five Barcaldine artists banded together to help out the Grassland Art Gallery when the scheduled exhibition was cancelled at short notice.

Opening on April 1st the aptly titled exhibition 'Barcaldine Out of the Cupboard' is an eclectic collection of works by local artists Joanne Taylor, Sue Denham, Debbie Luckhurst, Kathy Heartland and Marika Hill.

This exhibition is a line-up of paintings and sculptures the Barcaldine girls have found sitting in their cupboards. Most artists have works that either haven't sold or were completed for a special exhibition sometime in their past artists career. The artworks provide an insight into the development of the individual and a hine to where they are currently heading with their art practice.

The display includes work created in watercolour, oil, pencil and mixed media as well as a selection of Joanne Taylor's paper pulp sculptural work. Subject matter is wide  ranging from local landscapes, flors and fauna to exotic depictions of wild Africian Animals.

February Bush Beat

Blackall

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre will be in Blackall in Short Street on Wednesday 8th February 2017 from 10am to 3.30pm.The Mobile Service Centre provides advice and information abotu Australian Government payments and servies for rural families, older Australians, students, job seekers, people with disability, carers, farmers and self employed people. On this trip the Australian Taxation Office will be available to assist with advice and information about tax and supperannuation.

For information call 132 316 or look at the website www.humanservices.gov.au

The Blackall Heartland Festival is holding its AGM, followed by a general meeting on Thursday 9th February at 3.30pm at eh Blackall-Tambo Regional Council boardroom at 6 Coronation Drive. RSVP to info@blackallheartlandfestival.com.au

The Blackall Coumminty is invited to a Community Adviosry Network Meeting on Friday 10th February,12.30pm at Blackall Cultural Centre. So if you are interested in health service for your town here is your chance to have a say. For more information contract Carleen Allom at the Blackall hospital email carleen.allom@health.qld.gov.au

There is an open invitation for a free lunch for men of all ages in the Blackall-Tambo Region at 12.30pm at the Blackall pool, Saturday 4th of March 2017. Guest speaker will be Lachlan Miller MP for Gregory who will speak on topics that are of interest to men of our region.

Tambo men can register at teh Tambo branch Council office and if around eight men register, there will be a free bus to and from Tamb for the event.

Blackall men can register at the Blacakll Neighbourhood centre on the corner of Shamrock St and Short St or phone 46574 440.

So head down, meet some new mates and catch up with some old mates.

For more information contact Stan Haughton 0428 574338 or Ken Cross 07 4657 6380/ 0439 205 777

 

Tambo

A private collection of Hugh Sawery is currently on display at the Grassland Art Gallery. Owned by Rob and Sue Tindall the exhibition is a collection of original art works, limited edition prints, and unsigned framed prints.

Rob began collecting these works over twenty years and has put together an impressive line-up of over 110 artworks including 16 originals.

Rob appreciates Hugh Sawrey's skill and proclaims him to be 'the best painter of horses in the world'. He feels the works capture and narrate the history of the Outback in an enduring manner and hte bush themes relect we live and what we do each day.

 

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Bush Beat for February 2017

Blacakall

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre will be in Blackall in Short Sheet on Wednesday 8th February 2017 from 10am to 3.30pm. The Mobile Service Centre provides advice and information about Australian Government paymentsand services for rural families, older Australians, students, job seekers, people with a disbility, carers, farmers and self-employed people.

On this trip the Australian Taxation Office will be available to assist with advice and information about tax and supperannuation.

For more information call 132 316 or look at the website  www.humanservices.gov.au

The Blackall community is invited to a Community Advisory Meeting on Friday 10th February, 12.30pm at the Blackall Cultural Centre. So if you are interested in health services for your town here's you chance to have a say. Questions or items for the meeting need to be submitted prior to February 2nd. Contact a Blackall CAN member or contact Carleen Allom at the Blackall Hospital email carleen.allom@health.qld.gov.au or Virgina Wacker cdo@btrc.qld.gov.au

Tambo

Head down to the Grassland Art Gallery on Friday, 3rd February at 6.30pm for the opening of the Hugh Sawrey Collection displayed by Rob and Sue Tindall. The exhibition is a collection of original art works, limited edition prints, signed unframed certified prints and unsigned framed prints.

Care for a game of Bowls, maybe Beer and Bubbles well head on down to the Tambo Stock Show - Barefoot Bowls. This fun event which includes raffles and prizes, will be held on Saturday 4th February 6pm at the Tambo Sports Club. Cost is $30 which includes BBQ dinner, dessert, beer, wine, Champagne and Softdrink.

 

 

 

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