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Spotlight
Listening to some live music performed by a talented young gentleman at a local club on the weekend I was reminded of a ... [more]
 
Although there is no official documentation, correspondence suggests that the popular Cleveland Bowls Club was formed in... [more]
18/09/2021 - 19/09/2021
Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Lately, there seems to have been mor... [more]
One of my mother's old sayings to describe an attractive house frontage, with a back which was ugly and preferably out o... [more]
I appreciate that many of us have been following Marie Kondo's lifestyle instructions over the past 18 months. You know,... [more]
18/09/2021
Have you heard of Ikebana but aren't really sure what it entails? Here is an opportunity to find out in a hands-on works... [more]
21/09/2021
Did you know that there are around 30,000 species of orchids from all over the world, from every continent except Antarc... [more]
02/10/2021
The Redland Museum is the home of local antiques, old farm machinery and military memorabilia that tells the stories of ... [more]
02/10/2021 - 09/10/2021
Do you remember the days before Covid-19, when you laboured over the selection of venues to visit with interstate or eve... [more]
Long before the existence of Raby Bay Harbour and the streets lined with unit developments built to capture pretty water... [more]
"Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) is an epic story of love, loss and belonging." Set in 1852, the Marra... [more]
Another lockdown and you too may have reached that point where you simply can't look at another jigsaw puzzle and there ... [more]
Folks, it's time to let the hair down. Don't you agree? Women That Rock is a blockbuster night of music that showcase... [more]
28/08/2021
This week I attended an outdoors author talk organised by the Redland City Council Library. You know, I had forgotten ju... [more]
30/09/2021
Have you found yourself singing along to Queen's 1984 hit "I want to break free?" I'm blaming Brisbane's disappointing w... [more]
23/07/2021 - 31/08/2021
Did you know that joining toilet paper and pasta on the list of panic-buying items at the start of the pandemic, sales o... [more]
North Stradbroke Island, or Minjerribah to the traditional owners, lies within Moreton Bay, 30 kilometres southeast of B... [more]
17/07/2021 - 09/09/2021
Are you up for some family-friendly fun to push those winter blues far, far away? Do you too feel you have spent too muc... [more]
14/08/2021
Did you know that last century from the 1920s to the 1970s, the Redlands district to the southeast of Brisbane City, was... [more]
The next Artisan and Handmade Craft Market will be held on Saturday, 24th of July, in the leafy surrounds of the Bush Oa... [more]
24/07/2021
Chinchilla is most commonly known as the 'Melon Capital of Australia', and plays host to a Melon Festival every second y... [more]
Barcaldine is a sheep and cattle town 520 kms by road west of Rockhampton, and over 1000 kms from Brisbane, on route to ... [more]
Beanies have been traditionally worn in countries with a cool climate. History dates them back to the days of the Viking... [more]
19/06/2021 - 31/08/2021
For 1 day only, Capalaba Rotary will be holding a Pop Up Book Sale at their bookshed behind the Scout Hall on the corner... [more]
10/07/2021
Millmerran is a small town on the Darling Downs, 210 km from Brisbane City or 80 km west of Toowoomba on the Gore Highwa... [more]
The Bush Oasis Community Sanctuary, with its popular Op Shop and Bean Grounded Coffee Cart, is introducing local artisan... [more]
26/06/2021
With the plummeting temperatures, our minds tend to turn to hot chocolates and good coffee, don't they? Too cold for a p... [more]
10/06/2021 - 27/06/2021
In 2010, Itaru Sasaki, a garden designer from Ōtsuchi, Japan, learned that his cousin had terminal cancer with thre... [more]
Mates Theatre Genesis (MTG ) is a non-profit, community theatre group that has been based in the Redlands for over twent... [more]
26/06/2021 - 10/07/2021
We recently took time out to enjoy a five day road trip travelling through Southern Country Queensland following the Pai... [more]
Birdlife Southern Queensland, a branch of the conservation organisation Birdlife Australia, extends 400 kms down the eas... [more]
13/06/2021
St George is a rural town in the Balonne Shire just over 500 kms west of Brisbane. It borders the pretty Balonne River w... [more]
Away from my home turf and in desperate need of a coffee. How did I manage? I located the airy and cheerful Capacill... [more]
Who knew that Brisbane during the 1940s saw a massive influx of American troops and that roughly 80,000 were stationed i... [more]
STAR Community Services is an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation providing NDIS, Aged Care and Community transpo... [more]
22/05/2021
Shuggie Bain, the debut novel by Douglas Stuart, won the 2020 Booker Prize. The only time I had cause to smile over this... [more]
The 20th of May is a significant date in that it commemorates the start of the Battle for Crete 80 years ago. This was o... [more]
20/05/2021
If you're a fan of Barbra Streisand's songs or perhaps have a thing for music from the movies, then this celebration of ... [more]
24/07/2021
It's a little galling to admit that there have been some really good things that have come about due to COVID. These inc... [more]
05/06/2021 - 13/06/2021
Pull those dancing shoes from out of the back of the wardrobe and press that frock with the sparkles. Redland City Bands... [more]
15/05/2021
Seniors, forget about watching reruns of Buffy The Vampire Slayer or The Bold and the Beautiful on the tele during the m... [more]
06/05/2021
The Redland District Committee on the Ageing (RDCOTA) is a not-for-profit, community organisation based in Redlands City... [more]
29/05/2021
Ann was born in England without an entitled childhood, having worked part-time from an early age to assist with househol... [more]
You must admit that some small businesses have been extremely creative and adaptable to changing circumstances since the... [more]
23/04/2021 - 08/05/2021
Cleveland's iconic heritage-listed Grand View Hotel is making a huge effort to connect with Senior Citizens with the imp... [more]
04/05/2021
A few weeks before Christmas, I shared my experience visiting the newly opened Bush Oasis Op Shop. Located in a building... [more]
Cool mornings, early sunsets and a cup of warming soup. What do these things mean? Time to buy more books to see us thro... [more]
30/04/2021 - 02/05/2021
We've talked before about the wonderful facilities for both children and adults at the Raby Bay Esplanade parkland at Or... [more]
There is little doubt that Autumn in South East Queensland is the perfect time to enjoy alfresco dining, picnics and out... [more]
29/05/2021
Punters and purveyors of horse flesh will be joined by a large crowd of former Diggers and RSL members at Kilcoy's annua... [more]
17/04/2021
The Redlands Coast, nestling in southern Moreton Bay, is fortunate to have a plethora of parklands available to locals f... [more]
Since we've all been keen to develop new interests and skills since the pandemic, here's something that may pique your i... [more]
28/03/2021
Great news for those who enjoy their breakfast out on weekends. The Indigi Cafe at IndigiScapes Environmental Education ... [more]
ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday, April 25th, this year. On ANZAC Day Eve, Wounded Heroes, a frontline support organisation f... [more]
24/04/2021
Quickly diarise this date: Saturday the 27th of March. Why? The annual Trash and Treasure Market to raise funds for t... [more]
27/03/2021
For Brisbane residents a drive north to the picturesque villages of Montville and Maleny, both perched on the Blackall R... [more]
Woodford, the township renowned for its annual folk festival over the New Year holiday period, is located on the D'Aguil... [more]
Bookworms are in their element when they visit Maleny, a rural township in the Sunshine Coast region of South East Queen... [more]
Redland Yurara Art Society is based in Thornlands, 40kms out of Brisbane City and in the heart of the Redlands. It is a ... [more]
13/03/2021 - 11/04/2021
There is nothing like a drive from Brisbane, north to Bribie Island, on a sunny day. A little over an hour on the highwa... [more]
Q : How can you tell that life is returning to normal?A : When the Library features in-house presentations by authors. ... [more]
19/03/2021
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