EP 23 | 20 July 2020 | Part 1 of the Beards | Base Services

EP 23 | 20 July 2020

Welcome to EP 23 of the Talkin Toowoomba podcast for another week, we have been out and about this week visiting a couple of locals and celebrating the beard.
Nat Spary who along with wife Tiffany operates Base Services, 2nd shot, and the soup kitchen and does wonderful things for people in this community.
Now in News of the Week
We would love your support for our Aug 3 sleepout for homeless for a week donate now via our FB, website or the show notes
There are lots of groups starting to meet up again as restrictions ease, so look out for your favorite business or social group and support their events
The Highfields Village is one step closer to reopening thanks to a $20000 donation by Clive Berghofer. Thanks to Clive for everything he does both in this region but also for Queensland.
Lifeline Darling Downs is holding their Stress Down Day Friday, July 24.
Promoting happiness, encourage help-seeking, and raise awareness of suicide prevention while raising funds for Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Ltd.
If you would like to get involved see their website or FB pages for more info or the chance to donate.
This week in 1969 on the 20th of July history was being made with pictures broadcast on B & W TV of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. In the words of Neil Armstrong “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” forever remembered.
Toowoomba Base Services operates
The Basement Soup Kitchen operates Weekdays 11 am – 12:30 pm, offering anyone in need in our community a free lunchtime meal. We also provide swags, clothing, hygiene & food packs to people experiencing homelessness & access to outreach support services

In 2016 BASE Services established 2nd Shot an innovative pathway, which provides hospitality training and employment opportunities to people experiencing homelessness in Toowoomba,

To see people exit homelessness and live with a sense of dignity.

To break the cycle of homelessness by providing training and employment opportunities to people experiencing homelessness.

Have you signed up for the Aug 3 Sleepout for the Base Services “Homeless for a week” Program, Talkin Toowoomba has, I will be there supporting the cause, so if you have a few spare dollars, I would love your support, it is a great cause!
Links for donations in the show notes and on our websiteDonate here
What’s On this week in EP 23 brought to you by the Toowoomba Regional Council
Empire Youth Arts returns for term 3 on Wednesday the 22d from 4 pm at the Empire Theatre
The weekend of the 25th and 26th Cobb n Co museum is running a 2-day Blacksmithing course. 8-4 both days see Facebook for all the details
For a bit of sophistication, Friday, July 24 Sees Jazz and Cocktails at Bar Wunder in Ruthven St from 7 pm
This week see’s the Tinker Studio with heaps on Friday 24 July at 6 pm Watercolour animals for Adults.
Saturday 25th at 5 pm Paint + Stitch Embroidery go to their Facebook page for more details and to get tickets.
Also on Saturday, the Toowoomba’s writers group is meeting at Canvas Coworking at 2 pm, the topic, is Marketing your Book on Social Media
Empire theatre hosts the Cool Nights Big Band Saturday 25th from 8 pm.
The Highfields Pioneer Village is holding an open day to help with donations to get the Village open again on Sunday 26th of July between 10 am and 2:30 pm. Get down and show your support. See their FB page for more details
Don’t forget to support the Toowoomba Farmers markets are on this Saturday from 08 am under the windmills at Cobb n Co museum Toowoomba Farmers Markets
And on Sunday from 06 am Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba
Well, that is it again for another week, look forward to seeing those going to the Christmas in July networking event on Friday, come and say Hi, at our trade table.
Please if you have a few dollars to spare for Base Services, please donate to my Talkin Toowoomba page, and let’s raise some much-needed funds for Toowoomba’s homeless.
Enjoy your week, stay safe, I’m Shane see you around Toowoomba.
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