72 hours of things to do in Rockhampton

TODAY

10am-11.30am: Christmas Trivia at North Rockhampton Library, Berserker St. Teams or individuals are invited to register for a fabulous morning of festive fun for free with a morning cuppa. Phone 49368043 to reserve your seat.

3.30pm: LEGO Bricks Masterclasses at Rockhampton Art Gallery. Time: Masterclass 1: 3.30pm, Masterclass 2: 4.30pm, Masterclass 3: 5.30pm. Cost: $20 per person. Phone: 4927 4111.

5pm-6pm: Under 12's skating session in the Exhibition Pavilion, Rockhampton Showgrounds. Entry via gate 6, Lion Creek Rd. Entry $4, includes skate hire. Last session for the year.

5.30pm-8.30pm: The Mount Morgan Christmas Tree Festival at the Mount Morgan School of Arts.

7pm-9.30pm: All ages public skating session in the Exhibition Pavilion, Rockhampton Showgrounds. Entry via gate 6, Lion Creek Road. Entry $7, Skate hire - Quads $1, Inlines $2. BBQ and snack shop available. Contact Judi on 0487 472 951.

TOMORROW

6am-10am: Yeppoon Community Markets at Yeppoon Showgrounds.

8am: Rats of Tobruk 75th anniversity memorial at Jefferies Park.

8am-1pm: The Handmade Expo Markets at the Robert Schwarten Indoor Pavilion. Free entry and parking. Over 70 stalls filled with handmade, handbaked, homegrown and vintage items.

9am-3.30pm: Healthy land, healthy horses workshop event at the Rockhampton Leagues Club. Free morning tea and lunch provided.

9.30am: Macrame workshop at The Attic Espresso Bar, 44 James St, Yeppoon. Contact: 0439 860 022. Cost: $39.95 includes a regular coffee and cake.

10.30am: Our Boy Malachi's Farewell Race Day at Callaghan Park Racecourse, Rockhampton. Cost: General admission $10; concession (aged) $4; children under 18 free.

5pm-10pm: The Quay St party in Quay St, Rockhampton. The evening will start with the official re-opening of Stage 1 A and the Keys to the City presentation at 5.30pm. Enjoy live music, kids activities, market stalls and food vans throughout the evening from 5pm.

5.30pm-8.30pm: The Mount Morgan Christmas Tree Festival at the Mount Morgan School of Arts.

6.30pm: African grooves and music at the Queen St Hall Fundraiser music event in Yeppoon. Cost: $20 pp. Bar and food available, cash only.

7pm: Carols by Candlelight at the Rockhampton Music Bowl, Nuttal Street, North Rockhampton. Entry by donation to this year's charity, Rockhampton Horse Riding for the Disabled. Refreshments on sale. Gates open 5pm, concert starts 7pm. Traffic conditions around Yaamba Rd will change from 5pm onwards.

7.30pm: An old time/new vogue dance will be held at the QRI hall, Stanley St. For more information,please phone Cliff on 49381860.

Carols by candlelight.
Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Carols by candlelight. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka ROK151213acarols1

SUNDAY

8am: Kern Arcade car park markets in Bolsover St.

9am-1pm: Archer Park Rail Museum offers section car rides to visitors to the Archer Park Rail Museum this Sunday. Come on down and enjoy morning tea and stroll around and look at the Engines, Carriages and rail memorabilia.

10am: Yeppoon beachfront 'JRT Carols by the Beach'. A major feature of the afternoon at 3.30pm will be the Lex Semple Memorial Santa Run Street Parade which will travel from Beaman Park down Normanby St and Anzac Parade to the Keppel Bay Sailing Club.

1.30pm-5.30pm: African Grooves drum & dance workshops at the Queen Street Community Hall, 29 Queen St, Yeppoon. Drumming workshop: 1:30-3:30pm, Dance workshop: 4-5:15pm. Cost: $35pp drum, $25pp dance or $50 both pp.



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