EP 50 | What’s On Around Town

EP 50 | What’s On Around Town

Well hello Toowoomba, welcome to Eposide50 of the Talkin Toowoomba podcast,

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No interview this week just a catch-up, on some news around town and what’s on this week.

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Some news around town

Pioneer Park in Goombungee is the latest Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) park set for an extensive upgrade.

As part of proposed park masterplan improvement works there are proposals for the inclusion of significant landscaping incorporating a wide selection of trees, shrubs, and other landscape improvements which will enhance the overall look and feel of the park.

“In addition to this, the report includes recommendations on the provision of new play equipment for children as well as the inclusion of outdoor gym equipment which feeds into Council’s vision of creating an active and healthy Region.

Toowoomba Regional Council has extended, after-hours operating times for the Toowoomba City Library Community Meeting Rooms.

The opening hours, were based on the most popular times nominated by survey respondents, included:

Monday: 9am-5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am-9pm

Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday, Sunday: 10am-3pm

The relocation of the bus stop on the eastern side of Victoria Street in Toowoomba, outside of the Grand Central Shopping Centre, is now complete.

On and off-street parking fees and charges across Toowoomba will increase from Monday, 5 July 2021.

All parking fees will increase by 10 cents per hour to a maximum additional charge of 50 cents per day in both on and off-street parking locations, except for Central Carpark which will remain at $1 per hour.

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is introducing a change in traffic conditions at the intersection of West and O’Quinn Street in Toowoomba.

“Due to the high volumes of traffic during peak hours we’ll be installing a no right turn right, from 7-9am and 3-6pm, Monday to Friday, from West Street to O’Quinn Street.

Remember to get Christmas in July festive and get your tickets for next month’s business networking event, at the Toowoomba Showgrounds, Saturday, July 17. Join us and a variety of small businesses in Toowoomba for some fun, and networking, hosted by Terri Adams-Munn from Ten Thousand Dreams, and Dale Kaschula of Kasch Designs & Personal Styling.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Tickets available here

EP 50 | What’s On In Toowoomba

Monday 21.06.2021

from Monday to Sunday this week there a number of Art exhibitions by various artists on, including, Jenny Hartley, Bruce Griffiths, Marion Bolton and the Lindsay Collection see councils events page for details


QMusic Connect program

As part of Live and Local, Hear from music distributors, managers, and label reps on how a release comes together, from strategy to release timelines. This workshop will show participants what a successful release plan looks like and the key milestones to hit when putting a release plan into motion.

Participants will:

Take home a pre-release checklist. Learn how to plan your release from start to finish, and how goal-setting can help track success. Gain a greater understanding of how you can piece together your next 12 months as an artist.

5.30pm arrival, workshop from 6pm to 9pm Place: The Irish Club Hotel, 80 Russell Street, Toowoomba

Check out the links in show notes https://www.qmusic.com.au/events/qmusic-connect-toowoomba-week-four or see the council events page

Wednesday 23.06.2021

Charlottes Web at the Empire Theatre tickets are available at the Empire theatre

Toowoomba Region Libraries First 5 Forever team will visit Queens Park (Lindsay St, near Arthur St) three days per week. During each of these visits, library staff host interactive First 5 Forever children’s Storytime sessions for children and their parents or carers to enjoy. Children’s Storytime sessions aim to support early literacy development and parents in their role as a child’s first and most important teacher. Each session presents a fun, educational and interactive way of learning rhymes and songs that you and your child can take home to enjoy together with an aim to make talking, reading, singing and playing part of daily routine – any time, any place. No booking required. All participants will be required to sign in via QR code on arrival and follow Covid Safe Guidelines.

Friday 25.06.2021

Toowoomba Jazz Society Jazz night is on this Friday the 25th of June, featuring local and visiting artists. Starts 7.45pm finishes 10.45pm. Bar facilities available. Great dance floor. Members $15.00 Non Members $20.00.

See Council events page or toowoombajazz.com for booking details. Payment on arrival. Cash preferred.

Saturday 26.06.2021

The Toowoomba Farmers markets on from 07am under the windmill at Cobb n Co museum

The Southern Downs Steam Railway, is riding the Toowoomba Railways again this weekend with 2 trips Saturday and again Sunday from Toowoomba to Wreemya and return, 9 till 11am and then 1 till 3pm both days. Tickets available on their website, downsexplorer.org.au.

Saturday is full of Paranormal activities, do a Haunted Tombstone Tour at the Drayton Cemetery from 8pm , or visit the Highfields Pioneer Village, for paranormal investigations from 07:30pm. Both events have details on facebook ,or see our links.

The Toowoomba Farmers markets on from 07am under the windmill at Cobb n Co museum

Sunday 27.06.2021

The Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba from 6am

The Makers Markets are on again at the Mills Precinct, 9 am till 1 pm

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