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Horse and rider: Katelyn Burgess of Greenbank competes on Sunday. Photo: Supplied
Horse and rider: Katelyn Burgess of Greenbank competes on Sunday. Photo: Supplied


By Joy Drescher, Phone 0447 346 378

SCT OPENING – Specialised Container Transport, operating at Bromelton since mid-December has official opening today Wednesday, August 23 at 10am by Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce along with Federal member Scott Buchholz, Mayor Christianson, State Government deputy head of transport, Manager of SCT and CEO of Rail Services. A tour of the facility and morning tea will follow.

CENTACARE MORNING TEA Centacare, Share the Care Dementia program hosts morning tea for carers and interested people at 9.30am on Wednesday, August 23 at the office, Petersen Street, Beaudesert. Alzheimers Association talks at 9.30am followed by tea. All welcome. For information ring Bernie 5541 1653.

BIOBITZ WORKSHOP Scenic Rim Biobitz Workshop is at The Centre, 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert from 12.30pm-4.30pm on Saturday, September 2. Drinks and nibbles provided. Bring packed lunch or lunch first at nearby eateries. Workshop helps find and identify animals, plants, fungi -  advice on photographic identification also see This is a free event, but RSVP to by Thursday, August 24 for catering.

OPEN MIC – Beaudesert's Open Mic night was supreme! The mic is at Boonah Cultural Centre on August 25. Participants and selected Queensland In Voice Cabaret Intensive workshops will perform together. Details on submissions are on To register participants download the form on Open Mic Night's page, add act details. Enjoy a great night out, cabaret style, in an intimate setting with bar open, light refreshments available. No cover charge! Open Mic at Zamia Theatre Tamborine Mountain on 6 September; Boonah 27 October, Beaudesert on 17 November final night at  Zamia Theatre on 16 December.

GOLDEN OLDIES – Golden Oldies will be on again at Kooralbyn RSL on Saturday 26 August with Shirley and Allan Rowe singing and playing from 2pm-4pm with afternoon tea available. All welcome.

KERRY DANCE There’s a dance at Kerry Hall on Saturday 26 August and all are welcome with a 7.30pm start.

BEAUDESERT SENIORS – Beaudesert Seniors next meet at golf club, Kerry Road, Beaudesert on 29 August at 9am for 9.30am and offers friendship and much more with cards, indoor bowls, band, singing both solo and community, joke telling, poetry. Lunch and morning tea included in $10 entry. There is a raffle and lucky door prizes. Phone Sylvia on 0400 540 071 for information. Gatton Seniors will visit on 26 September and a return visit will be on 10 October. 15 August meeting had a low but joyous attendance singing Little Brown Jug, Roaming in the Gloaming and Running Bear which got a Congo line going. Jokes and Banjo’s  poems added to the fun. Dinah Buchanan, Irene Haack and Jennifer Seddon won the bowls, Elsie Carter and Cecil Strow the euchre.

ROTARY NEWS – Beaudesert Rotarians had a successful day catering with chips, hamburgers, steakburgers, bacon at Veresdale Scrub school fete. Great food will be sold for Beaudesert Show catering on 8 an 9 September. Numbers were down Tuesday as some members shared Zonta and Rotary time to hear Jennifer Sanders speak on walking the Comino Trail in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland.  Rotary meets Tuesday nights at the L&A Hotel at 6 for 6.30pm. 

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES – The August Arts Dinner shows how artists can become engaged in public art projects locally. Facilitated by BADCAP’s Andy Grodecki, presentations from artists working in Public Spaces including Chris Trotter, Catherine Anderson, Sal Hart.. BADCAP - Sculpture Symposiums, Kontraband Studios - First Coat Mural Project Toowoomba on Tuesday 29 August 2017  6pm for 6.30pm start, free event, The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert. Free Arts Dinners support development of Scenic Rim Creative Industries. Please bring a plate to share. Fridge storage available. Limited heating facilities.

KERRY HALL’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON – The annual luncheon is Wednesday 30 August at Kerry Memorial Hall at 10am, Entry  $8. All proceeds to local charities. Bring and buy stall, raffles and musical entertainment. “All are welcome” said organisers Susanna Dunne and Annette Shirley.

ROADVALE DANCE – Malcolm Rouse played for 60 dancers at the Roadvale dance. Merv Wallace won the lucky door, Jim Woods and Susan Mallor the raffles and winners in the Monte Carlo Gypsy Tap were Ray and Lyn Blake. Next Roadvale dance is 7.30pm on Friday 8 September.

RATHDOWNEY – About 40 people danced to Rod Waters music at Rathdowney dance. Albert Schwartz won the lucky door. Raffle winners were Tiffany Fay, Andy Chase, Jock Baldock, Diane Hoyle, Lani Deeran, Janet Dennis, Allan Dennis, Tahlia Fay, Desie Grace. Monte Carlo Gypsy Tap winners were Lenore Chase and Tiffany Fay and runners-up Diane Hoyle and Jock Baldock also enjoyed chocolates. Shirley Schwarz and Gary Stumer won Lucky Spot prizes. Next Rathdowney dance is 7.30pm on Saturday 9 September.

DARLINGTON MARKETS – Darlington State School’s Rocking' in The Lost World: 1950's Rock'n Roll Nostalgia Festival and markets on Sunday 3 September, 10am-4pm at Darlington State School, 2744 Kerry Rd, Darlington. All queries to Michelle Martens 5544 8202

ZONTA SPRING FASHION PARADE – Zonta Spring Fashion Parade & High Tea in a country garden will see Zonta combining with Dolly’s Boutique in a beautiful union.  $25 includes first glass of bubbly or punch. Tickets available from Dolly’s Boutique for September 23 from 2-5pm, 128 Barney Gordon VC Rd. Contact Anne Beulah 0409 101 631.

BADCAP MEETING – There was a good turnout of BADCAP members present to hear the good news that BADCAP has won the contract to clean public works of art in the Scenic Rim. So many people had seen or been involved in wonderful art over the last month the meeting kept escaping from the agenda! Next meeting 4pm 10 September.

KALBAR DANCE  – Kalbar dance is on Sunday 17 September from 1-5pm with Mavis Brookes back in charge.


by Natalie McDonald, Phone 5463 8285

TEMPLIN HISTORIC MUSEUM – By Gill Wells. What glorious weather we have had this weekend just right for looking round our museum. We had a lovely family from Brisbane who came all prepared with a picnic and they were with us most of the day. The children were so happy they could sit at the desks in the school room and draw and ring the school bell. I think I have mentioned it before but at the end of November, the last Saturday in fact, we are having lots of fun things for children and grown-ups too. It is to mark 100 years since the picnic day they had in 1917 to mark 25 years that the school had been opened. We are hoping that descendants of pupils from that era will come and join us - descendants of anyone connected at that time in fact. The museum is open from 9.30am until 3.30pm on Sundays and other times by appointment.  For bookings phone 5463 1970

CERTIFICATE lll COURSES – Great opportunity to get a qualification to work in ageing, disability or home and community care. Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC3305) is being run at the Fassifern Community Centre from September. Course runs for two days a week (9am - 2pm) over 14 weeks and under the "Cert III Guarantee" if you have not done a Cert III before it is free.  Otherwise non concessional cost is $195. Contact the Fassifern Community Centre on 5463 2966 if you are interested.

U3A JIGSAW LIBRARY  – If you enjoy puzzles, you might be interested to know that U3A Boonah has a selection of 1000 and 500 piece jigsaws, in perfect condition and complete, to be borrowed or swapped by financial U3A members. There are Ravensburger and Wasgil to name a few brands.  If you are new to jigsaws Chris is available to help you get started. For enquiries phone Chris on 5463 4747 or email

TAI CHI FOR HEALTH – TAI Chi classes for help with arthritis and general health are held at Fassifern Community Centre, 4 Little High Street Boonah each Monday from 4-5pm during school terms. For more information contact Sue on 5463 2251.

MOUNT ALFORD ARTISANS MARKET – The next Artisans Market will be held on Saturday September 2 at the Mount Alford Hall. The theme for this market is “spring”. The markets will start at 9am and finish at 3pm. Stalls will include homemade icecream, artisan bread, jewellery, plants, books, ceramics, artworks, clothes, weaving, food, organic produce, macaroons, fresh herbs, and doTERRA oils.   Father’s Day is on Sunday September 3 so bring Dad out for a day in the country – visit our markets, then walk across the road to visit the Scenic Rim Brewery before calling into our friendly local pub. Convenor: Yonna Powell  Email: Mobile: 0427 762 469                                               

KALBAR SCRABBLE GROUP – Kalbar Scrabble Group meets at the Kalbar Community Centre at 9am each Monday. New members welcome. Contact Joan on 5463 1483 or Bev on 5463 8085.

BOONAH ART GALLERY – The current exhibition “Eco Palette” Textiles by Wendi Trulson at the Boonah Regional Art Gallery is on display until September 24. The gallery is open during exhibitions from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.   Phone 5463 2999.    


By Pam Hardgrave, phone 5544 3174

INFORMATION CENTRE AND MUSEUM – Work is under way on the new cement path that will allow access to the tramway building by wheelchairs and walking frames. There will be further alterations needed to the door way so wheelchairs can pass through. RADHA is always wanting new members.  Membership is $5 so come along to the annual meeting on September 2 and keep this small committee operating.

DANCE -  A small crowd enjoyed the dancing at Rathdowney last Saturday night. The supper was  sandwiches, home made cakes and slices along with  hot tea and coffee.  Tthanks to Susan and Andrew who stepped in and filled in while Cathy and Wayne were away. Lucky Spot, Monte Carlo, Lucky Door as well as raffle prizes were handed out. TechniTones supplied the music.  The next dance will be held on the 9th of September.

WILD DOG BAITING - will be carried out on the 31st August in the Mt Barney, Palen Creek areas. Bait will be delivered to upper Logan road at 9am.  Land owners wishing to obtain baits are to bring a rate notice.

SCHOOL NEWS - Students will attend the AG-ED program at the Beaudesert Show on the Show Friday.  All students are working on their entries for the education section.  If you shop at Woolworths  collect the Earn and Learn stickers and pass them on to the school. This helps with the purchase of teaching aids.  Representatives of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service visited the school last week. Students were allowed to inspect the fire truck and use the hose to put out a pretend fire. Students each received a show bag of goodies.

MARKETS – The Garage Sale Trail market at Rathdowney will be held on October 21 and 22. If you would like to register your own sale or sell through the Rathdowney Markets contact Lesley Klan on 5544 3140.

MOBILE COVERAGE  - The group endeavouring to have mobile reception coverage upgraded in the Mt Barney/Maroon road and Palen Creek areas will hold another meeting at the Bowls Club on August at 7pm.   All those experiencing this problem are invited to attend. Filled in forms have been submitted and the group is waiting for feedback.    

MEMORIAL GROUNDS - Programs for the campdraft and team penning weekend  have been put on the Memorial Grounds Facebook page. There will be a novice, juvenile and junior draft on the Saturday and Team penning on Sunday.  The AGM will be held on Thursday,  October 3 at 7.30pm.

MOBILE LIBRARY - The Scenic Rim Reginal Council provides a mobile library bus that goes to Rathdowney on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. It can be found parked in Collins Street from 10am. The bus carries a variety of reading matter as well as videos, large print books and audio books. Pop in and see the friendly staff.

CAR CLUB VISIT –  On August 26, the Mini Morris Minor Club will visit Rathdowney from 9.30am. If you are a Mini fan you are invited tothe playground area to have a look at the iconic little cars.

FAREWELL – Rathdowney said goodbye to another of its long-time residents last week.  Brian Panitz, whose health had been failing for some time, was farewelled at St. Joseph’s Church in Rathdowney and his burial followed at St. James’ Church at Palen Creek.   Friends joined his family at the bowls club for refreshments after the burial.