Scenic Rim community news

On the chase: A competitor competes in the juvenile draft section of the Rathdowney campdraft recently. Photo: Supplied by Pamela Hardgrave.
On the chase: A competitor competes in the juvenile draft section of the Rathdowney campdraft recently. Photo: Supplied by Pamela Hardgrave.


By Joy Drescher, 0447 346 378

BEAUDESERT PROBUS - 61 happy members and guests enjoyed the meeting at the Golf Club. Jennifer Sanders, dressed for a day's walk on the Camino de Compastella,  regaled everyone with stories of her Spanish adventure, illustrated with slides and videos.Probus  Club is seeking a vigorous member to become vice president and who will become president next year. Nominate yourself or a friend now. Places available for the day trip down the Tweed River on Wednesday September book a place contact Nev on 0404 956 878.

BEAUDESERT BUSH BARDS AT HISTORICAL MUSEUM – Beaudesert Bush Bards were thrilled at reports on Poetry by the River and photos  appearing in two issues of ABPA magazine and on webpage. September 15 meeting is at Beaudesert Historical Museum at 9.30am. Brenda promised BBB’s Coffee, tea, scones, jam, cream. Meeting fees go to the museum. Hopefully poets will find something in the Museum which stimulates writing a poem with a view to Publish a small booklet.                                    

 The given poem topics for September 15 are “Been there-done that”, “Changes”, Hidden Agenda” which should fit in nicely with Beaudesert Museum.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – The Beaudesert Historical Society members will meet at 1.30pm at the Museum, 54 Brisbane St, Beaudesert with guest speaker Lois Yates. Lois grew up in Beaudesert and her family have a long and historic attachment to the area through her family’s illustrious war careers.  All are welcome.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTMAN COUNTY SPELLING BEE – Go along and enjoy BAMS presentation of this wonderful Spelling Bee! Opening night is gone but you may see the Adult rated shows on 15/16 September or regular shows on September 22 and 23 at 7.30pm as well as 2pm Matinee on 16 September. Bookings or 0755405050

PEAK CROSSING – Next Peak Crossing Dance is at 7.30pm Friday September 15. All welcome.

TAMROOKUM DANCE –  40 people attended the last Tamrookum dance with Rod Waters, TechnicTone, playing. Lucky Spot prizes in the Progressive barn dance were won by Jane Hawkins and Russell Hartley. Trish Jurd and Des Grace won Lucky door prizes.

Raffle winners included Trish Jurd and her niece,Lyn Ryan, Allan Dennis, Joan Edmunds, Barry Nason, Margaret Leach, Gary Stumer, Vincent Kruger and Rod Waters.  Monte Carlo Gypsy Tap winners were Maria Wells and John Dawes and runners-up Russell Hartley and Bev Stephan. Next Tamrookum  Dance is 8pm Saturday September 16.

BEAUDESERT POOL RE-OPENING – Beaudesert Pool opens on Saturday September 16 for 2017/18 season. Great fun in Scenic Rim's premier outdoor heated 50m pool and water play area. Shade -areas,change rooms,canteen available.More information contact Mick 0429706387.

MONDAY BOOK CLUB  – Due to holidays a very small group attended the Monday Book Club at Beaudesert Library and In Certain Circles was enjoyed by members.Joan Parrott chaired the meeting and brought afternoon tea. The new book to be read is The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory. It will be discussed by members on MondayOctober  9 (October 2 is a Public Holiday) at 1.30pm. Dulcie Grogan will bring afternoon tea and lead the discussion.

WRITER’S GROUP – Members present discussed their experiences with the editor who had edited their work with generally favourable comment. Joy Drescher chaired the meeting and set writing exercises generally on The Word on The Street theme in case any more fillers were needed for the proposed anthology. The next meeting will be on Tuesday October 3 at The Centre, 82 Brisbane St,Beaudesert. Writers welcome.


Wongaburra Ladies Auxiliary meet in the Bob Berg room at Wongaburra on Monday September 18 with morning tea at 10am followed by the meeting at 10.30am. Cr Michael Enright is guest speaker.

WONGABURRA CENT AUCTION – Wongaburra Ladies Auxiliary –run Cent Auction will be on Friday September 22 in the Bob Berg room with morning tea at 9.30am and Cent Auction about 10am. All welcome. Raffle, Stall, Lucky Door. Any queries to Heather Barnes on 55412236.

ROTARY NEWS – Twenty-two attended Rotary to hear Rachelle Williams Refresher Course on food preparation hygiene for Rotary Catering Van. John Staib and Mark Jackson won Lucky Door prizes. Rotary meets at L&A Hotel 6.30pm Tuesday nights. Apologies and enquiries to Lesley Turton on 0411266289. Beaudesert Rotary’s 60th Birthday is Saturday 28 October at RSL. Susan Page 0437446124.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PROGRAMS – Holiday recycling workshops by Erica Bates' "Treasure Capsules and Fun Masks" allow children to be creative using plastic milk bottles. In Erica Bates other workshop, recycled plastic bread bags are miraculously turned into wristbands. (Cost $12) Scenic Rim recycler Julie Jackson’s workshop "No Sew Tassel T-Shirt Bag" teaches children how to make a bag from an old T-shirt. Her second workshop shows how to weave a paper basket or box from old newspapers and magazines. (Cost $12). The above four workshops OK for children 6 years and older. Parents or carers must stay for children under 9. Free workshops are "Cool Home Models and Creative Recycling" where everyone is encouraged to create designs, models and drawings for the ideal home and the second is "Worm Power" where Council's Waste Education Officers shares their knowledge on how to make a worm farm.

A Four Day Dance Camp with Queensland Ballet, September 19-22 at the Centre, Beaudesert.  Enjoy Ballet, jazz, costumes, musical theatre for $160 scarce places. The Super Circus School with Circa teaches cartwheels, flips, rolls and somersaults.  Cost is $45 for 3 days - suitable for 6 year olds up. At Beaudesert September 26-28.

Movies at Boonah Cultural Centre are Smurfs: The Lost Village (G), Mr Fuzzypants (PG), Despicable Me 3 (PG), Power Rangers (PG), Beauty and the Beast (PG) and Boss Baby (G). The Twilight  timeslot of 5pm at the Centre Beaudesert sees A Street Cat Named Bob (PG), Beauty and the Beast (PG), Boss Baby (G), Despicable Me 3 (PG) and Mr Fuzzypants (PG). $5 includes drink and snack.

Go to www.liveatthecentre for more information and booking details.

BEAUCARE FUNDRAISER – You are invited to Beaucare’s Prostate Cancer fund raiser on Thursday September 21 at Ken Moran Centre  at $25 for a 3 course meal and entertainment by Indigo Dusk Band. Raffles and lucky door prizes on the evening. RSVP 20.9.17 to 55412833.

ZONTA SPRING FASHION PARADE – Zonta and Dolly’s Boutique Fashions appear Spring Fashion Parade & High Tea in a country garden on Saturday September  23 from 2-5pm, 128 Barney Gordon VC Road, Beaudesert. Bookings to Anne Beulah 0409101631. $25 Tickets at Dolly’s Boutique.

LNP MEETINGS – Three LNP will be held at Alice Warby’s, 7618 Mt Lindsay Highway on Saturday 14 October at 10.30am. Please bring a plate for shared lunch. Queries o 0467600760, 55410150,

EXHIBITION – Look at Sustainable Living Exhibition has architects, designers, builders and visionaries  offering perspectives on developing resilient, liveable homes. The Exhibition at The Centre Beaudesert runs to mid-December.

BREAST SCREENING – Free Breast Screening for women 50-74 outside Beaudesert Hospital from September 18 to December 14. For an appointment call 13 20 50.

BEAUDESERT CHAIR YOGA  – Chair Yoga class is done sitting in a chair every Wednesday 11.15am at St Thomas church hall, Albert St Beaudesert. Especially for folk with mobility problems.


By Natalie McDonald, Phone 5463 8285

BAREFOOT BOWLS – Come along to Boonah Bowls Club and have a fun game of barefoot bowls on Friday September 15. Arrival time is 5pm and bowls will be played from 6pm.  Children are welcome. The club will supply the bowls. There will be teams of 3 (non-bowlers) plus 1 bowler (supplied by the club). Cost is $15 and includes a burger.  The bar will be open for refreshments.  For more information please phone the Bowls Club on 5463 1293 and speak to Jan.

FRIDAY FLICKS – The next Friday Flick to be screened at the Boonah Cultural Centre on Friday September 15 at 10am and 7pm will be “Their Finest” (M) Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Clafin, Bill Nighy. Anchored by a superb Gemma Arterton, Their Finest is a funny, winning, beautifully acted ode to working women and cinema.   During the London Blitz of World War II, Catrin Cole is recruited by the British Ministry of Information to write scripts for propaganda films that the public will actually watch without scoffing. In the line of her new duties, Cole investigates the story of two young women who supposedly piloted a boat in the Dunkirk Evacuation. Although it proved a complete misapprehension, the story becomes the basis for a fictional film with some possible appeal. As Cole labours to write the script with her new colleagues such as Tom Buckley, veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard must accept that his days as a leading man are over as he joins the project. Together, this disparate trio must struggle against such complications such as sexism against Cole, jealous relatives, and political interference in their artistic decisions even as London endures the bombs of the enemy. In the face of those challenges, they share a hope to contribute something meaningful in this time of war and in their own lives.  Genre: War, Comedy-drama. Running Time: 110 min.Tickets: Adults $10, Concession $7.50.Tickets to be purchased at the Box Office in person.

BAHAI INVITATION – The Baha’is of the Scenic Rim invite you to attend a springtime event: “Family – The Building Block of the Community” from Saturday September 30 to October 2.   Venue will be The “Outlook”, 4001 Ipswich/Boonah Road.    Program to included Workshops (Spiritual Parenting), Presentations (Introducing the Bab and Baha’u’llah), Devotional Gatherings, Outdoor Activities and Musical Entertainment. Day visitors are FREE and concession rates available for 3 day participants.  For registration details and full program visit or phone: 0450 779 519

TABLE TENNIS – Table Tennis for Adults is held at the Mount Alford School of Arts Hall every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. There is a $5 annual membership fee and a charge of $4 per session which includes tuition.  There are 4 tables and bats and balls are all supplied.  Beginners are very welcome.   Table tennis is also played at the Band Hall in Walter Street Boonah every Friday afternoon commencing at 1.30pm.  Membership of U3A is required for Boonah and there is a charge of $2 per session. All welcome. For information on table tennis at Mount Alford and Boonah please ring David on 0412 323 055

ARATULA  ROADWORKS – The road works on the Cunningham Highway at Aratula are now finished and motorists should be aware of the change of conditions.  There is now a pedestrian safety island near the shops and the speed limit has been reduced to 60k per hour through the village.  The 60k section is clearly visible with signs and a wide red marking across the highway.  Please drive carefully.

FRED ASTAIRE MAGIC IN BOONAH – The Guinness World Record Tap Team is bringing some Fred Astaire Magic to Boonah.

 A Fine Romance:  The Magic of Fred Astaire is back touring Queensland after breaking the world record for the Largest Tap Dance Lesson in a Single Venue.  Featuring Joe Meldrum, who choreographed the dance as well as leading the Tap Dance Lesson,  A Fine Romance has played to full houses and dazzled crowds across Australia and now will play for one night only at the Boonah Cultural Centre on Thursday October 19 This highly anticipated production starring Joe Meldrum, Imogen Moore and Ben Taylor brings back the old world glamour and charm of the 30’s and 40’s in an all singing, all dancing tribute to Fred Astaire, the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all time.  A Fine Romance recreates the legendary dance routines of the era and takes the audience from Fred’s humble beginnings on Broadway, all the way to his Hollywood days and on screen romances with his many leading ladies, including Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and of course Ginger Rogers.    A Fine Romance is a show with a big heart, capturing the story of a dancing legend and an all-round entertainer who was and still is, adored by millions of fans around the world.   With beautiful costumes, plenty of glitz, extraordinary dancing and of course, the timeless music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, with songs  including The Way You Look Tonight,They Can’t Take That Away From Me,  Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Cheek to Cheek, Puttin on the Ritz, Top Hat, That’s Entertainment and more, this show has something for everyone. A Fine Romance:  The Magic of Fred Astaire plays at the Boonah Cultural Centre  on Thursday October 19 at 7.30pm. Tickets: $47 Full, $42 Concession/Group 8+ (+transaction fee) or at the box office in person.


By Pamela Hardgrave, Phone 5544 3174

INFORMATION CENTRE AND MUSEUM RADHA – will be holding a sausage sizzle at the entrance of  Bunnings at Browns Plains on the 23rd of September.    RADHA has held one of these fund raisers previously and those working had a busy day feeding the shoppers.     Many compliments on the quality of the sausages were received (Heits).  RADHA is always wanting new members.   Membership is only $5.00 so come along to the Annual Meeting on the 14th of  September and keep this small committee operating.  

MARKETS – The Garage Sale Trail market at Rathdowney will be held on the 21st and 22nd of October.    If you would like to register your own sale or sell through the Rathdowney Markets please contact Lesley Klan on 55443140 and she will give you any information that you may need.

MEMORIAL GROUNDS – The Memorial Grounds committee had another big weekend last week-end.   On Saturday there was a Novice Draft as well as Juvenile and Junior drafts a last minute inclusion was a Jackpot Draft for Novice and Maiden horses.  Sunday saw 65 open teams and 26  Junior teams enter the  Team Penning Competitions.   This is completely different to drafting and creates much interest and vocal help from the sidelines.   The raffle drawn at the end of the day was won by Brendan Jurd.  The backyard men as usual did a great job but could do with a little more help from locals.  Kimberley Salmon spent all day in the saddle on Saturday judging the drafting and as usual Ross and Beryl Martin were indispensable.  Once again the canteen staff who were there for the two days were kept busy.  It’s a pity that more people don’t come forward and offer to help with these community fund raising events.   The next meeting of the Memorial Grounds Committee will be held on Thursday the 21st of September at 7pm.  The annual Meeting will be held in October.

SCHOOL NEWS – The P&C had a very successful working bee at the school last Saturday.  Parents, staff and students arrived before 8am and worked until after 1pm spreading new softfall in the school’s five playground areas and mulch on the garden beds. Trees were trimmed and the school’s NAIDOC Day totem pole was erected at the front entrance to the school.   The pool area was spruced up in readiness for the swimming season that will start after the September holidays.   Many thanks to those who gave their time and talents to help out and a special thanks to Tom Reilly who provided his bobcat to make the job easier.   There is still mulch to be spread but the students council has organised for members to spend some of their lunch breaks to attend to this. The P&C’s Fathers Day raffle was won by Mrs Alison Teese.    Orders from the pie drive should be at the school on the 20th of September. On the 28th of August students from Year 3 and 4 travelled with Mr Kroll and Mrs Baker to Canungra School. They worked with Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre teachers on the ‘Up the Creek and Down the Drain’ project.  The students had a very exciting day and were eager to pass on their knowledge on parade. The Preps have been learning about time (o’clock) and the Year 1’s have been learning about seconds, minutes and hours. A small number of Information sheets regarding the use of school facilities can be found at the Information Centre or available from the school office.