28 August: Council's Spring JOin program has hit letterboxes and Mayor Greg Christensen is encouraging the community to join in the wide range of free and low-cost activities on offer
Council's Spring JOin program has hit letterboxes across the Scenic Rim and Mayor Greg Christensen is encouraging the community to join in the wide range of free and low-cost activities on offer across the region in coming months.
Cr Christensen said the 68-page booklet incorporates the September 2019 school holiday program and an overview of free family activities on offer at the Arts Ablaze festival in October.
The booklet also covers the wide range of events and activities at Council's libraries and cultural centres as well as community events such as the Carp Cup in October and the next round of the Be Healthy and Active program which commences from Sunday 1 September.
Cr Christensen said the booklet provided a preview of the spectacular free Arts Ablaze celebration events at Kooralbyn.
"Council is proud to host an exciting array of events and activities throughout the Arts Ablaze festival," he said.
"This regional arts festival will incorporate performances from artists such as the Haystack Mountain Hermits, Topology, The Ironing Maidens, Emma Dean and Kooralbyn Fusion Artists in Residence throughout the free celebrations on Friday 4 October through to Sunday 6 October.
"Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, the festival site, will also be brought to life with activations featuring artworks by Sally Hart and Colleen Lavender.
"Art exhibitions including Elders and Jabu Birriny, which is touring through Flying Arts Alliance, will be on display plus digital projectionist Craig Walsh will present an installation entitled Home throughout the festival space."
Cr Christensen said the Spring JOin booklet had something for every age, interest and ability at Council's cultural centres, libraries and other locations across the Scenic Rim.
"There are workshops with artists and authors, movies and kids' flicks, live performances, concerts, exhibitions, environmental initiatives and a wide range of free and low-cost activities to encourage everyone to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle."
The school holiday program includes a wand making workshop inspired by the Harry Potter books, maker spaces to get the creative juices flowing and story writing for kids workshops.
Kids' flicks at Boonah Cultural Centre and The Centre Beaudesert, at just $5 for adults and children including a drink and a snack, are still the best school holiday value in town.
Other recent release movies which will screen on Fridays at the Boonah Cultural Centre in coming months include King of Thieves, At Eternity's Gate, The Happy Prince and Gloria Bell.
The Spring Be Healthy and Active program is also included in the JOin booklet featuring more than 40 free and low-cost activities with something for all ages and abilities.
The JOin booklet has been delivered directly to Scenic Rim households and is available at Council's libraries and Customer Service Centres or by downloading from www.liveatthecentre.com.au
Published: 28 August 2019