|Mon Aug 11 @10:00AM - 03:00PM|
Family Fun Day at Veresdale Scrub School
|Sat Aug 23 @ 8:00AM - |
|Sun Aug 31 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM|
Aurora Guitar Ensemble
|Fri Sep 05 @ 8:00AM - 10:00PM|
|Sun Sep 07 @12:00AM - 04:00PM|
Jazz in the Courtyard
|Sun Sep 07 @ 1:30AM - 04:00PM|
A Little Afternoon Music at Cougal Park
|Sat Sep 20 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM|
Tamborine Mountain Show
|Fri Sep 26 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM|
Springtime on the Mountain
|Sat Sep 27 @ 5:30AM - 07:30PM|
Tamborine Mountain Twilight Concert
|Sat Sep 27 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM|
Springtime on the Mountain
Welcome to the website of the Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre. The aim of our centre is firstly to provide a showcase for local art and craft. Amongst our talented contributors are painters, sculptors, textile artists, woodworkers, writers, musicians, paper artists and food providores. As most of our contributors also man the centre from time to time, you will meet them when you come to visit.
We also provide information for visitors to the area, and it is our staff members' personal extensive knowledge which helps people who come here from all parts of the world to enjoy our special region.
The centre is also a meeting place for community groups.
On the website you'll find out what's happening in the area, from our calendar and from our "What's on" page. There'll also be reports on recent events.
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Bluecare Jazz Day at Bigriggen
Congratulations to Bluecare on hosting a wonderful day of music and food at Bigriggen Park. This event has in the past been a fund-raiser for breast cancer. This year it was organised by Bluecare, with profits going to that wonderful organisation which helps so many in the community.
The Undecideds - Gary and Terry Moloney, Brian Ludwig and Rodney Tony - treated us to relaxing music amongst the trees of Bigriggen Park. The weather was perfect, with both shade and sun available. Bluecare provided a most delicious roast beef lunch, with fruit salad, icecream and custard for dessert.
More entertainment was provided in the form of a very funny skit by Bluecare members, and there were raffles, guessing competitions and market stalls.
It was a great way to spend a winter's afternoon, so if you missed out this year, make sure you mark it in your diary for next year!
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Tasting tables at our Beaudesert Information Centre
Our Information centre president, Joan Smith, was busy for the past two weekends giving visitors a taste of some of the special Scenic Rim products which we sell in the centre. In the gallery during Saturday's market there were a lot of people who sampled Greenlee's macadamias and delicious honey from Geoff Stone. There was a great variety of relishes from local producers Wendy Venz, Debbie Frandsen and Tony Ward. lemon butter from Gail Mulhern and jam from Shirley Shwarz. All of these products are available in our Information Centre, so come along and treat yourself!
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Eat Local Week children's workshop
Children from as far away as Kyogle came to the Boonah Cultural Centre last Wednesday to create works of art using food materials.
Each table had a special offering - on one, children were making art works out of different coloured pasta. On another, various fruit and veges were cut, dipped in ink, and printed onto paper. Others made 3-dimensional fruit and veges from paper.
These activities were lots of fun, and related to the Eat Local Week festivities.
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Eat Local Week - Boonah mini market
Eat Local Week has been an eye-opener for many shire residents, with excellent but sometimes little-known local products being showcased. Last Wednesday's mini market at the Boonah library was popular, with some exciting Boonah produce being displayed and sampled.
Good news for coeliacs is the totally gluten-free food cooked by Jessica Brain. Jessica's rollups are made entirely from fruit and are works of art. These would be great sellers in any school tuckshop, as well as shops and cafes. Jessica's work includes cheesecakes, dips, crackers and all kinds of lovely things. She also holds gluten-free cooking classes.
Pam Leike, from Pam's Kitchen, makes a wide variety of jams, pickles, chutney and relishes, all with locally produced fruit and veges. Pam's products (and Jessica's) can be bought at the Boonah markets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.
Fed up with hangovers the morning after you've had a couple of glasses of beer? Boonah has its own specialist Scenic Rim Brewery, whose beer is made almost entirely from grains, with very little sugar added - guaranteed not to give you a hangover! They make Digga's Pale Ale and Fat Man Maroon Ale, naturally brewed.
David from Bunjurgen Wines was offering wine tastings, with sample bottles of his popular locally-produced wines. The Bunjurgen Winery is known for hosting jazz festvals as well as for its fine wines, including easy drinking Shiraz and boutique Chambourcin wines.
Kathy McDonald, from Nathan and Kathy's Lavender Wholesales, displayed the wide variety of their products made from the lavender grown on their Mt Alford farm. Soaps with different fragrances, oils, creams,scented bags and bathroom towel sets were amongst other products in the display.
The Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire were also present to provide information and advice. Julie Jackson talked to visitors about the importance of supporting local food producers.