Scenic Rim Regional Council releases summer programme ahead of school holidays

HOLIDAY FUN: Create Your Zoo Food workshops will be held on December 19. Photo: Supplied

HOLIDAY FUN: Create Your Zoo Food workshops will be held on December 19. Photo: Supplied

SCENIC Rim council has released its summer activities program just in time for the school holidays.

A council spokeswoman said the Pets exhibition, which continues until December 20 at The Centre Beaudesert, had inspired fun workshops and information sessions across the region with a focus on all creatures great and small.

"The holiday fun begins with workshops by multi award-wining artist Nicole Crosswell, who will provide a new perspective on furry, finny and feathered friends through the Me and My Pet Portrait Drawing workshops," she said.

"These will be held on Tuesday, December 17, at The Centre Beaudesert, from 9.30am to 11.30am and on the same day from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Boonah Cultural Centre."

The spokeswoman said the workshops were suitable for children from the age of seven, would cost $12 and would also be presented at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Tamborine Mountain, on Thursday, December 19 from 9.30am to 11.30am.

"The learning does not stop during the school holidays and at council's free information sessions children can learn how to take care of their pets, she said.

"The free How to Care for My Pet workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 18, from 10am at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre Tamborine Mountain, 12pm at The Centre Beaudesert and 2.30pm at Boonah Cultural Centre.

"There will be plenty of food for thought in workshops where budding master chefs can learn how to make delicious and nutritious animal-shaped snacks.

"The Create Your Zoo Food workshops will be served up at The Centre Beaudesert from 9.30am to 11.30am on Thursday, December 19 and later that day at Boonah Cultural Centre from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

"Costing $12 and suitable for children aged seven years plus, these workshops are sure to add fun to the Christmas catering."

"The January 2020 school holiday program includes four movie screenings over two weeks at council's cultural centres and more workshops."

The spokeswoman said the cultural centres' movie deal was still the best value for family holiday fun, with $5 for all ages including admission to a recent-release movie, a drink and a snack.

She said the summer holiday line-up included:

  • Toy Story 4 (G),
  • Aladdin (G),
  • Asterix Secret of the Magic Potion (PG)
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG).

"The Kids' Flicks season runs from Tuesday, January 14 to Friday, January 24, with Aladdin doubling as the Family Flick screening on the evening of January 17 at 7pm at the Boonah Cultural Centre.

She said all session times were available at

"There will be no need to run away to join the circus when the holiday circus workshops kick

off in January," the spokeswoman said.

"A mix of circus and live video composition, the Techno-Circus Workshop will take circus performance to the next level.

"On Thursday 16 January, the Flipside Circus and Counterpilot teams will head to the Vonda Youngman Community Centre at Tamborine Mountain for a 90-minute workshop, starting at 10am.

"It will be back to Beaudesert on Friday, January 17 for a 9.30am start and then on to Boonah for a 2.30pm session.

"Suitable for children aged eight years and over, the workshops are priced at just $12."

Places for all the holiday workshops are limited, so bookings are essential.

Book online, phone 5540 5050 or visit either The Centre Beaudesert or Boonah Cultural Centre box offices.