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What's happening in Rocky this weekend?

Alienhand will play at O'Dowd's Irish Pub this weekend.
Alienhand will play at O'Dowd's Irish Pub this weekend. Chris Ison
FROM BMX stunt riders to lawn bowls and music gigs - it's all happening in Rockhampton and the region this weekend.
Spring has sprung and it's time to get into the community and enjoy your break!

On FRIDAY...
Roll along to indoor bowls at Schotia Place on Bolsover Street from 12.30pm. It’s free and you can get coaching while you’re there.

The 4WD Extreme Grand Finals start at Seeonee Park from 3pm to 10pm. It's between access 4 and 5 on the Yeppoon Road (don't worry, there are signs on the way). Entry is $15. 

Dance up a storm with the Band Dance Time Trio at the QRI Club on Dennison Street. It will cost $10 to dance from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Parkhurst Hall will also host an Old Time Dance at the same time.

The Big Sing 2009 will hit Yeppoon Town Hall at 7.30pm with performances by The Birralee Choirs, of Brisbane and Yeppoon’s own Voices of Capricorn. 

Pull on your cowboy hat and ride Australia’s best mechanical bull at the Red Lion Hotel from 8pm to midnight. There’s $150 in prize money up for grabs with great music and free entry.
 
 
On SATURDAY...
Spring into the season at Duaringa on Saturday for the Spring Fair at Mackenzie Park, which starts at 9am. The Historical and Tourism Society will run a mini cent sale, sausage sizzle plus stalls. For more information call 4935 7077.

Rats of Tobruk and any family or former members can meet for a meeting at 10am at the Military Museum on Archer Street. If you want to know more about the meeting call Georgena Diplock on 4927 8784 or Sherryl McInnerney on 4927 6295.

The Championship Round 7 of drag races take off at Benaraby Raceway at 10am. Scrutineering is from 11am to 2pm, qualifying from 1pm to 5pm, and racing from 6pm to 10pm. Adults are $20, Children $15 and kids under 13 are free. A family pass is $50.

Check out Australia’s best freestyle BMX rider in action this weekend as Tim Wood tours the local skate parks. At the same time have your say on what new sports and recreation facilities you want to see in the region. Tim will visit: Victoria Park in Rockhampton at 11am on Saturday; Gracemere at 1.15pm on Saturday; Mount Morgan at 3.30pm on Saturday; Yeppoon at 9.30am Sunday; and, Emu Park at 11.30am Sunday.

Single? Enjoy dinner with the Capricornia Singles Group at the Lionleigh Tavern, Wandal Road, at 6pm. Call Tony to book on 0401 808 870.

Kick up your heels again with The Man In Black at the QRI Club on Dennison Street. For $10 you’ll dance from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

Heading out? The band GBA will perform at O'Dowd's Irish Pub at 9pm.
 
 
On SUNDAY...
The Causeway Lake Environmental Group Market Day will run from 7am to 1pm. Enjoy the stalls, music, food and entertainment on offer.

Every Sunday from 8am to noon you will find a bargain at the Arcade Park Markets on Bolsover Street. Local fresh fruit, veggies, arts and crafts, children's clothes, plants and toys.

What’s in your trunk? The Rotary Club of East Rockhampton holds its monthly car boot markets at Northside Plaza, Musgrave Street, from 8am to noon. A site costs $15. To book call Bob Turnley on 0419 028 369.

Learn some rock and roll dance moves with Rocky Rockers Inc at 2.30pm for beginners and 3pm for intermediate dancers. Dance at Parkhurst Hall on the Bruce Highway. If you want to know more call Sue on 0418 669 808.

Have a Sunday Session with local bands Alienhand, Pseudo Promise and John Batley from 3pm to 5.30pm at Conaghan Park, Gracemere. Entry is free.

Try your vocals at karaoke or bull riding at the Archer Hotel from 4pm. There will also be a $2 sausage sizzle and $2 pots.
 
 
Do you know something happening on the weekend that we should know about? Email The Bully and we'll try to get it in.


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