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Peaks to Points Festival Family Day

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Fun filled Family Festival Day at The Common
The Peaks to Points Festival for 2016 has been run over a two-week period in July and included an enormous amount of activities for all the family. To celebrate the conclusion of this year's festival, a Family Day will be held on Sunday 31st July at the Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Road, Rocklea. The Family Day is presented by Brisbane MarketPlace.

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Photo courtesy Friends of Oxley Creek Common Facebook Page

Oxley Creek Common is an environmental wetland in close proximity to Brisbane. Over the past eight years Professor Hugh Possingham has been recording the vast number of birds in The Common. To date he has listed 204 different species. Friends of Oxley Creek Common are a group of enthusiasts interested in restoring the wetlands by volunteering their time to protect the habitat and develop potential use of the natural environment. New volunteers are always welcome.

On Sunday from 10.00am until 4.00pm there will be plenty to interest everyone with workshops, demonstrations, green thumbs gardening, displays, farm animals on show by Corinda State High School, information stalls, live music, food and drinks.

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Photo courtesy Friends of Oxley Creek Common Facebook page

Roman Spur, sustainability guru will be conducting workshops on Wicked Wicking and Food Fermentation. Children and adults will learn how to recycle materials to make a wicking pot with a pot and plant going home with the children. For those into cooking, Roman will demonstrate how to make and prepare kombucha, kefir, yoghurt, sauerkraut and cheese.

There is nothing more rewarding than having your own vegetable patch and watching your goodies grow. Young gardeners will have the delight in getting their hands dirty as they plant a vegetable seeding, whilst also getting expert advice on how to care for their herbs and vegetables. Each child will be given a seedling to take home.

If your child likes all things 'crawly', The Bugs Ed display is for them. This is an interactive display of insects, spiders and scorpions from all around the World, plus an array of live Australian insects.

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204 Bird Species in The Common (Photo courtesy of Friends of Oxley Creek Common Facebook Page)

As you stroll around The Common, historic army jeeps and electric cars will be on show along with stall holders and community groups ready to update you on their environmental knowledge. While enjoying the wide range of food for purchase, you can sit back, relax and listen to the live music by Diddly Squat. Entry to the Festival Family Day is free.

This year's Peaks to Points Festival has been sponsored by the Brisbane City Council, Channel 7, Bmag, 4ZZZ, Brisbane MarketPlace, Lend Lease and Ipswich City Council. Up until Sunday 31st, there is still plenty of activities being run daily at different locations and if you would like to partake in any of these, go to the Peaks to Points Festival Website to find out what is happening.
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Why? Fun for the whole family
When: Sunday 31st July 2016
Phone: 07 3345 5541
Where: Rocklea
Cost: Free
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