Scenic Rim community news | What's happening in Beaudesert, Boonah and Rathdowney, October 23


By Joy Drescher,, 0447 346 378.


Beaudesert RSL Women's Auxiliary Cent Auction is Friday, October 25 at Beaudesert RSL Function Room at 10am. Auction commences 10.30am. Themed Christmas in October, do come along in your best Christmas outfit, Santa hat and join the fun to win some lovely prizes. Remember no one goes home empty-handed. Cost is $6 entry (including morning tea). Queries Joanne on 0400705374.


BAMS Musical Seussical, starts at 7.30pm at The Centre Beaudesert on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. There is also a 2pm matinee on Saturday.Buy tickets online, at the box office, or by phoning 5540 5050. Only three more shows. The kids will love it too.


Nominations must be received by Glenda by October 27 (0417 644 797) for The Betty Markwell Bush Poetry Performance Competition from 9am, Saturday, November 2 in Beaudesert Arts and Info building during Beaudesert markets. Three prizes of $200. Winner takes all in the categories of traditional, original work of a poet and those 13 and under.

BBB meeting, 9.15am, at the same venue on November 8. The 2019 annual Christmas break-up is a bring-a-plate from 10.30am-3pm at the Arts/Info Centre on Friday, December 13. Topic of Black Friday.


The Pets Exhibition Launch & Family Fun Day has been changed to Saturday, November 2, 1pm for 1.30pm. Hope you are able to attend. This is a free event - but as this is an indoor gallery event, no pets please. RSVP 5540 5050 or email The Centre.

Those doing the Mentorship program will assist in dismantling the Artists in their Studios Exhibition and hanging the Pets exhibition starting on 28 October.


Close-up pet portraits is a workshop with award-winning Queensland artist Nicole Crosswell. During this workshop, using both the naked eye and a magnifying glass, you will observe what makes your pet unique. Learn the art of close observation and how to transfer that onto the page using mark making and drawing techniques with fine pens. On Wednesday, November 6 from 10-12.30pm at The Centre, 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert. Cost $43. Bookings essential by October 30. Purchase tickets online, at box office in person or phone 5540 5050.


Next Tamrookum dance starts 7.30pm on Saturday, November 2. All welcome.


Miss and Mrs Chinghee Dance at Hillview Hall had sisters Pauline Rogers and Coral Millar as judges. Toni and Tom Musch sponsored this event and that was greatly appreciated. Tiff Chase is Miss Chinghee. She was partnered by her dad Andy Chase.

Mrs Chinghee 2018 Lyn Mortensen did a lap of honour around the hall partnered by Albert Schwartz. Mrs Chinghee 2019 is Colleen Moloney who was partnered by husband Terry. Runner-up is new bride Jane Kruger partnered by husband Vincent.

Lyn Mortensen and Coral Miller won lucky spot prizes, Ken Meggs, Heather Banditt, Andy Chase, Jock Baldock got lucky doors. Raffle winners included Joy Drescher, Margaret Leach, Bev Stephan, Jock Baldock, Rachel Waters, Taylor Dennis, Teddy Fritz and Tiff Chase.

Monte Carlo prize winners were Bill Nason and Lyn Cockburn and runners-up Delma and Arthur Day. The Hillview Christmas dance starts 7.30pm Saturday, December 14.


Beaudesert Seniors had 61 present including 10 from Boonah. Entertainment was by Sue Colley who sang Dream Lover, Moonlight Shadow, Stand by Me, Cotton Fields, Take Me Home Country Road and many others.

Irene Haack turned 88 and Terry Moloney turned 74. Raffle winners were Maureen Johnson and Heather Phillips (Boonah), Euchre winners Maureen Johnson and Joan Brose, Bowls winners Terry Moloney, Nev Jackson (Boonah), Lloyd Taylor and Jennifer Seddon.

Seniors next meet Tuesday, October 29 at 9 for 9.30am Beaudesert Golf Club for bowls, cards, music corner, jokes and poetry from members. Lunch, morning tea and lucky door ticket are included in the $12 entry fee each. There is a raffle. More Information from Sylvia on 0400 540 071.


Beaudesert Historical Society has changed the time of meetings to 4.30pm starting Friday, January 17, 2020, preceded by afternoon tea at 3.30pm at the Museum, 54 Brisbane St, Beaudesert. The Christmas break-up is Friday, November 15 from 11.30am at Happy Valley Chinese Restaurant in William Street. Members each pay for their own eats and drinks.


Open Monday to Saturday 9am-12pm, Unit 1/13-31 Etruscan Road, Kooralbyn. Volunteers needed. Leave your name and number at the Op Shop or contact Janice Taylor 0427 200 702.


We are inviting the people of Kooralbyn and surrounding areas to come along and join the 9am service to enjoy some music, singing and words of wisdom, with light refreshments served afterwards. Kooralbyn Community Church Sunday Worship Service is held every Sunday at 9am in RSL at Unit 4/13-31 Etruscan Road, Kooralbyn.Speaker this week is Roland Sernig.

Kooralbyn non-denominational Church Founder Praise & Worship Songs lead by Marlies Sernig. This is a non-denominational church. Information Email: or Phone: 0403 621 857.


The Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch advises that the Remembrance Day Service on November 11 will be held at Beaudesert Cenotaph starting at 10.45am.


By Natalie McDonald, phone 0417 793 872,


Our reports from Templin Historic Museum are written by Gill Wells who volunteers at the museum each week. This week she writes: Beautiful day today the sort of day to picnic though sadly we had no picnickers today.

We had one couple which was a husband who was partly in a wheelchair and a novice wheelchair pusher (her words not mine). The husband could walk a little and did get out a few times. We have paths and ramps but if you want to cut corners it is a struggle with a chair, however, if we are forewarned the car or whatever a person with a disability arrives in can be driven in to accommodate that person. So please if you are coming under those circumstances do ask what we can do to help and we will do our best. Whatever your preference, if it is machinery or clothing or first aid in bygone days, anything we are sure to have it so do come and have a look. Situated at 397 Boonah-Fassifern Road Boonah, Templin Historic Museum has a large parking area and is open from 9.30am until 3.30pm on Sundays and other times by appointment. Entry is by cash only as the museum does not have Eftpos.


The next morning concert at Boonah Cultural Centre will be "Tenori" on Friday, October 25 at 11am when the talented trio of David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor, will share their passion for enduring classics from across the musical spectrum. Complimentary morning tea will be served from 10am. Tickets $16; Groups of 10+ $12.50. Buy tickets at the box office or phone 5540 5050.


The next Boonah Country Market morning will be held on Saturday, October 26 at Springleigh Park, Coronation Drive, Boonah. Markets are held from 7am-noon on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month weather permitting. Extra parking is available each market morning in Bona Vista Avenue. Free Entry.


At Boonah Library there are two Book Club gatherings scheduled for the last Tuesday of each month with the next Book Club gatherings to be held on Tuesday, October 29. Boonah Book Lovers Club is held at 2pm and the Boonah Book Cover to Cover Book Club is held at 5pm. The next Scrabble morning will be held on Wednesday, October 30. The chess group meets every Friday from 3.30pm. Boonah Archives are open to the public every Friday from 2pm to 4:30pm. For more information phone 5463 3064.


The next Storytime in the Park will be held at Springleigh Park in Coronation Parade, Boonah on Monday, November 4 from 9.30am to 11.30am. The theme for this story time is "First 5 Forever 4th Birthday". If it rains, story time will be held at Boonah Library. For enquiries phone the library on 5463 3064


The Anglican Op Shop is open every Tuesday and Friday from 9am - 1pm. at the Anglican Parish Hall, Church Street, Boonah, with all sorts of bric-a-brac, furniture, clothing, household goods, children's toys and lots, lots more. Morning tea is available if you need to sit and relax and take a break from shopping for a while. Maybe sit and read a magazine or book or have a chat with friends. Inquiries 5463 1879.


The Boonah Weight Reduction Club meets each Monday morning at the Salvation Army Hall in Park Street, Boonah. Weigh-in is from 8am and meetings begin at 9.30am. They have some ladies who are happy to help and advise you on your weight loss journey. President Gail is very happy to talk to anyone who has any questions and she can be contacted on 0448 844 740.


The Kalbar Scrabble Group meets at the Kalbar Community Centre at 9am on Monday of each week. New members welcome. Contact Joan on 5463 1483 or Bev on 5463 8085.


The Fassifern Community Men's Shed is located within the Kalbar Showgrounds and caters for residents through the Fassifern region. That includes Boonah, Peak Crossing, Aratula, Kalbar, Moogerah, etc. If you live around those areas please come along and meet them on Mondays and Fridays from 7am to 10am. For more information phone Neville Rieck on 0431 188 103 or email


Members of Boonah and District Senior Citizens Welfare Club visited Beaudesert Senior Citizens Club on Tuesday, October 15. It is always nice to catch up with old friends and to meet new ones. Boonah Senior Citizens meet at Boonah Golf Club in Bruckner Hill Road, Boonah on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 9am to 1pm. If you are 50 years or over why not come along to Boonah Golf Club when Boonah Seniors meet and visit our friendly members. You will be made very welcome. The next seniors' morning will be held on Wednesday, November 6.


By Pam Hardgrave,


Following an audit by SRRC of electrical installations throughout the Information Centre, Bowls Club, Memorial Grounds, their caravan park and the tennis courts it has been found that there are considerable upgrades to be done. Because of this, the Information Centre will be closed for the whole of the day on Wednesday, October 30.


Last Thursday night the AGM was held. It was pleasing to see so many interested people turn up. Several members of the pony club and soccer club were there to show their club's support of the Memorial Grounds. The elected officers for the 2019-2020 year are Andrew Buchanan - president, Mark Wilson, James Brown and Doug Hardgrave - vice presidents, Anthony Ward - secretary, Pam Hardgrave (Barney View) - treasurer, Sorelle Jobson - canteen facilitator and bar facilitator Sarah Parks. A social time was spent after the meeting having a cup of tea, a bite to eat and chat. Many thanks to Cr Virginia West and David Cockburn for coming along and for Virginia for taking the chair for the election and both acting as scrutineers.


This afternoon will be the last Boot Camp Challenge session in the hall. Cost is only $5. Lisa is going to wrap it up with a taste of all the different types of exercises. So if you have not made it to any of the previous classes this will be a good one to attend.


Training has started. The beginners' group starts at 3.30pm and the older group starts at 4.15pm. Adults can also join swim club and swim laps, walk or just do exercise from 5.45pm to 6pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. New members welcome. For more information contact Carol on 0457474888. Or you can collect an information sheet from the post office, or just come along to the pool.


Saturday morning classes continue to be well attended. Classes are $15 and start at 9.15am in the hall. Contact Lisa on 0415602052 for more information or just come along.


The next women's dinner will be held at the hotel on Thursday, October 31. Meet and greet is from 6pm and dinner from 6.30pm.


Goodness gracious me, the Melbourne Cup is almost upon us. A Calcutta for this race is once again being organised. Tickets ($1 each) will be available at the hotel and service station and the Calcutta will be drawn and horses sold at the hotel on Monday night, November 11. Call into the hotel for dinner, stay for the auction and support the Casualty Centre that is manned by our local voluntary ambos.


The Scenic Rim Library will come to Rathdowney on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. The library will be held in the Tramway building from 10am until noon.


Playgroup at the school started up again last Wednesday morning. All children under school age are catered for. Sorelle has lots of activities planned to keep the young ones occupied so just bring some morning tea, a drink bottle and hat and let the kids enjoy themselves.


The Pre-Prep Program that is run for children entering prep in 2020 started last week. It runs for 6 weeks (only five weeks remaining) on a Wednesday from 10-11am.

This has been a most successful program that has been running for several years now and it gives not only the children a small taste of what going to school will be like but gives the teacher a chance to observe the children that will be in their care next year.

If you know of families with children of prep age please tell them of this program. You/they can contact the school on 5540 4300 for particulars.


A short service will be held at the Memorial Grounds Gate on November 11 to mark Remembrance Day.

The service will begin at 10.45am and will include a laying of wreaths ceremony.