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Council event — May 2017

A maximum of one month of previous events are available.

Moreton Bay History Seminar
11 May 10.00am - 12.00noon Community Centre - North Lakes Free
Discover a range of significant events and exciting narratives from the Moreton Bay Region that provide a glimpse of our shared history. Part of the National Trust sponsored Australian Heritage Festival, this seminar will feature historians speaking about local events, history and landmarks.
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BBQ and Bonfire Night Cancelled
13 May 5.30pm - 8.30pm Wamuran Free
Warm up winter with a bonfire bonanza! 
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Music in the Park for Mother's Day Cancelled
14 May 1.30pm - 4.30pm Ferny Hills Free
Spend Mother’s Day serenaded by soulful tunes in the park.
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Teddy Bears' Picnic
17 May 9.00am - 12.00noon Scarborough Free
Grab your favourite teddy for a morning of family fun!
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Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series
19 May 10.00am - 5.00pm Eatons Hill
Exciting networking opportunities and industry insights on offer at the Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series Second Event.
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Redcliffe Music in the Park Cancelled
20 May 1.00pm - 4.00pm Redcliffe Free
Soak up the soothing tunes by the sea at Redcliffe Area Youth Space this May. 
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Hills Carnivale
27 May 12.00noon - 7.30pm Ferny Hills Free
The Hills Carnivale is a fiesta of FREE fun, food and family entertainment!
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Friday 3 March - Sunday 14 May

Exhibitions: The Glass Houses
Bongaree Free
In 2006, ten of the Glass House Mountains’ peaks were included on the National Heritage List. For more than 40,000 years these mountains have never been far from the gaze of local people.

Friday 17 March - Saturday 6 May

Exhibition: My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Queensland
Caboolture Free
Drawn from the Queensland Art Gallery's Collection, this touring exhibition examines the associations and interpretations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have with country (land) and country (nation). 

Friday 31 March - Saturday 13 May

Exhibition: Too Close to Call!
Strathpine Free
Sport gives us the ultimate narrative – the primeval battle between two sides: the hope, the tragedy and the triumph.

Thursday 13 April - Sunday 23 July

Exhibition: Lay of the Land
Whiteside Free
The North and South Pine Rivers have flowed through the Moreton Bay landscape and shaped the lives of many generations. From Indigenous stories to contemporary tales, Lay of the Land will reveal this region’s cultural heritage as documented in early written records, and showcased through objects and images from our collection.

Friday 14 April - Friday 14 July

Self-paced activity: Farm in a box
Whiteside Free
Connect to nature through this fun hands-on activity, which includes basic tools and technologies, block farm set, and farm animal educational sheets.

Friday 21 April - Sunday 2 July

Exhibition: Serge Testa: Sailing Into History
Redcliffe Free
Sailing into History celebrates the 30th anniversary of local yachtsman Serge Testa who gained a world record for circumnavigating the world in 1987 in the smallest boat.

Saturday 29 April - Friday 2 June

Window exhibition: Arthur Bach
Strathpine Free
Arthur Bach has been designing buildings and practical structures for many decades, but occasionally he likes to create free form decorative sculptures as a contrast to the formality of his architectural practice.

Monday 1 May

Monday painting group
10.30am - 1.00pm Strathpine Free
Every Monday the gallery hosts a free adults painting group where participants with a range of experience come together to paint and be inspired by the current exhibition.

Tuesday 2 May - Wednesday 31 May

For Kids: Sea Turtles
10.00am Bribie Island Free
Wonder at the interesting life-cycle of the majestic sea turtles that visit and live in our area.

Tuesday 2 May

Baby Yoga, Movement and Massage Workshop
10.45am - 11.45am Albany Creek Free
Use music and movement to guide you and your baby through the five senses in this hands-on workshop. Learn touch and communication skills to soothe and settle. For ages 6 weeks to 12 months. 

Wednesday 3 May - Saturday 27 May

Exhibition: Sarah-Jane Botham: Traveling Light
9.00am Caboolture Free
Inspired by a lack of travel funds and an intense urge to avoid busloads of selfie stick wielding tourists, SJ decided to “virtually” travel to some of the world’s most iconic destinations.

Wednesday 3 May - Monday 29 May

The Boys Are Back In Town
9.00am - 4.00pm Recliffe Free
Celebrate our local creative talented male artists crafters and designers. Makers, painters, printers, potters, poets, photographers, jewelers, crafters of wood, leather, clay, glass and steel, authors, historians and more.

Thursday 4 May

Robots for Beginners
2.00pm - 3.30pm Woodford Free
Discover the practical side of robots and coding in this fun and hands-on 90-minute workshop for adults and seniors.

Star Wars Day: Rogue One
6.30pm Redcliffe
May The Fourth Be With You! Come Celebrate Star Wars Day with this Family Friendly Screening of Rogue One.

Friday 5 May

Artist Talk: Dale Harding
10.00am - 11.00am Caboolture Free
Dale Harding has been creating art since the fifth grade and graduated from the Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art course (CAIA), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 2012.

Baby Yoga, Movement and Massage Workshop
10.30am - 11.30am Caboolture Free
Use music and movement to guide you and your baby through the five senses in this hands-on workshop. Learn touch and communication skills to soothe and settle. For ages 6 weeks to 12 months.

The Beach Boyz
7.30pm Redcliffe
The diverse talents and abilities of the Beach Boyz have combined to form a 100% live experience that brings to life the sights and sounds of the legendary Beach Boys.

Saturday 6 May - Saturday 10 June

Exhibition: RASart Exhibition of Excellence 2017
Redcliffe Free
Now in its 60th year, Redcliffe Art Society’s annual Exhibition of Excellence is more than a competition - it’s a celebration of its long history of supporting art and artists on the peninsula.

Sunday 7 May - Saturday 13 May

International Composting Awareness Week
Various Free
During International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), residents are invited to help reduce carbon pollution and greenhouse gases by keeping food scraps and garden waste out of landfill, and choose reusable options in your own backyard. 

Monday 8 May

Monday painting group
10.30am - 1.00pm Strathpine Free
Every Monday the gallery hosts a free adults painting group where participants with a range of experience come together to paint and be inspired by the current exhibition.

Scottish Records
10.00am - 11.00am Albany Creek Free
Whether your ancestors were Highlanders or Lowlanders, learn how to get your Scottish research started.

Tuesday 9 May

Jackie
10.00am Redcliffe
After her husband's assassination, Jackie Kennedy's (Natalie Portman) world is completely shattered. Traumatized and reeling with grief, over the course of the next week she must confront the unimaginable: consoling their two young children, vacating the home she painstakingly restored, and planning her husband's funeral. Jackie quickly realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband's legacy - and how she herself will be remembered

Robots for Beginners
11.00am - 12.30pm North Lakes Free
Discover the practical side of robots and coding in this fun and hands-on 90-minute workshop for adults and seniors.

Wednesday 10 May

Career Counselling
9.30am - 1.30pm Strathpine Free
Make a plan to find the job of your dreams in a free one hour one-on-one session with qualified career counsellors from QUT Caboolture.

Growing Organic Vegetables
1.00pm - 2.30pm Arana Hills Free
Learn expert tips on soil quality, choosing the right plants for your garden, and natural pest and weed management.

Heritage Talk: Queensland Making a Splash Memorial Pools and the Body Politics of Reconstruction
10.00am - 11.00am Whiteside Free
The talk is presented by Janina Gosseye, based on the paper, ‘Queensland making a splash: Memorial pools and the body politics of reconstruction’ written in collaboration with Alice Hampson. 

Redcliffe Peninsula Poets
10.00am Redcliffe
Redcliffe Peninsula Poets

Thursday 11 May

DNA and Genealogy Research
10.00am - 11.00am Bribie Island Free
Learn how DNA can be used to uncover your family’s history.

Happiness Hacks for Busy People
1.00pm - 2.00pm North Lakes Free
Venerable Drolkar, a Buddhist nun affiliated with the Langri Tangpa Centre, Brisbane, shares easy tips for a happier you.

Moreton Bay History Seminar
10.00am - 12.00noon Community Centre - North Lakes Free
Discover a range of significant events and exciting narratives from the Moreton Bay Region that provide a glimpse of our shared history. Part of the National Trust sponsored Australian Heritage Festival, this seminar will feature historians speaking about local events, history and landmarks.

Tea & Talk Thursdays: RASart Exhibition of Excellence
10.30am - 12.00noon Redcliffe Free
Join members of the Redcliffe Art Society as they discuss their artworks on display in the RASart Exhibition of Excellence 2017, and their art practice.

Friday 12 May

Baby Yoga, Movement and Massage Workshop
10.00am - 11.00am Burpengary Free
Use music and movement to guide you and your baby through the five senses in this hands-on workshop. Learn touch and communication skills to soothe and settle. For ages 6 weeks to 12 months.

Saturday 13 May

BBQ and Bonfire Night Cancelled
5.30pm - 8.30pm Wamuran Free
Warm up winter with a bonfire bonanza! 

Free composting workshops
Various Free
Reuse useful items and save money. Explore how to reuse common items, learn to compost and feed your worm farm. Find out handy hints on how to avoid packaging, recycle more and share resources. 

Free recycling workshop
10.00am - 11.00am Dakabin Free
Learn how to make gifts for yourself or others from pre-loved items.

Inspire: Opportunities for Artists in the Region with Council and MBRIT
9.30am - 12.30pm Caboolture
Be inspired and discover the abundance of opportunities available for artists in the Moreton Bay Region. Learn about creative tourism and the possible opportunities to promote yourself with Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT), learn how to exhibit your work in a gallery and discover professional development and funding opportunities that are available to artists within the Region.

Workshop: Tom Moore
12.00noon - 1.00pm Caboolture
Create an intricate and fantastical miniature world using recycled materials with glass artist Tom Moore. 

Saturday 13 May - Saturday 17 June

Exhibition: Exquisite - Glass art from south-east Queensland
9.00am Caboolture Free
A showcase of new work by established glass artists from south-east Queensland.

Exhibition: GLASS: art design architecture
Caboolture Free
Translucent and malleable, structural and beautiful - glass is a fascinating medium. GLASS: art design architecture includes 23 artists, designers and architects from across Australia.

Sunday 14 May

Music in the Park for Mother's Day Cancelled
1.30pm - 4.30pm Ferny Hills Free
Spend Mother’s Day serenaded by soulful tunes in the park.

Monday 15 May

Monday painting group
10.30am - 1.00pm Strathpine Free
Every Monday the gallery hosts a free adults painting group where participants with a range of experience come together to paint and be inspired by the current exhibition.

Tuesday 16 May

Conveyancing Made Easy
1.00pm - 2.00pm Albany Creek Free
Explore the legal rights and obligations for buying or selling property, and your options if selling a mortgaged property at a loss.

Wednesday 17 May

Robots for Beginners
2.30pm - 4.00pm Deception Bay Free
Discover the practical side of robots and coding in this fun and hands-on 90-minute workshop for adults and seniors.

Sport & Recreation Workshop: Managing sports organisations series
6.00pm - 9.00pm Murrumba Downs Free
When did you last review the entire organisations operations? This 3 workshop series will look thoroughly at volunteer management practices, committee development and governance and give you the resources to be a better club.

Teddy Bears' Picnic
9.00am - 12.00noon Scarborough Free
Grab your favourite teddy for a morning of family fun!

Wednesday 17 May - Sunday 21 May

Grace Lutheran College – My Fair Lady
Various times Redcliffe
The tale of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, who is taken under the wing of the charmingly neurotic phoneticist Professor Henry Higgins in an endeavour to turn her into a ‘lady’. 

Thursday 18 May

Declutter and Be Organised
8.00am - 9.00am Redcliffe Free
Learn how to tackle clutter, tips on how to be better organised and strategies to stop clutter entering your life.

DNA and Genealogy Research
2.00pm - 3.00pm Redcliffe Free

Fermenting for Beginners
10.00am - 11.00am Caboolture Free
Learn about the importance of gut health and how to make kombucha, milk kefir, sauerkraut and other fermented delights at home.

Scottish Records
10.30am - 11.30am Deception Bay Free
Whether your ancestors were Highlanders or Lowlanders, learn how to get your Scottish research started.

Tea & Talk Thursdays: RASart Exhibition of Excellence
10.30am - 12.00noon Redcliffe Free
Join members of the Redcliffe Art Society as they discuss their artworks on display in the RASart Exhibition of Excellence 2017, and their art practice.

Understanding Autism
11.00am - 12.00noon Woodford Free
Learn the common myths and misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), strategies to support children and adults with ASD, and what support is available for families. Delivered in partnership with Youthrive.

Friday 19 May - Saturday 8 July

Exhibition: The Morning Glory
Strathpine Free
‘The Morning Glory’ is a magnificent cloud formation unique to the morning skies of Burketown, Queensland. Artists Marg Barnett, Lawrence English, and Al Sim explore its relationship with the sea, sky, and landscape through an immersive exhibition combining photography, textiles and sound.

Friday 19 May - Sunday 16 July

Exhibition: Tools of the Trade
Bongaree Free
From builder to baker, from draftsman to dressmaker, each occupation has its own set of tools. Tools of the Trade will explore our museum collections to reveal the variety of trades both historical and contemporary in the Moreton Bay area.

Friday 19 May

Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series
10.00am - 5.00pm Eatons Hill
Exciting networking opportunities and industry insights on offer at the Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series Second Event.

Conveyancing Made Easy
10.00am - 11.00am Burpengary Free
Explore the legal rights and obligations for buying or selling property, and your options if selling a mortgaged property at a loss.

Saturday 20 May

Know more about snakes in your local area
9.00am - 11.00am Burpengary Free
Local snake catcher shares his experiences with snakes in our area, including a guided walk to identify snake habitat and spot wildlife

Platypus Watch
7.00am - 11.00am Caboolture Free
Who has spied a platypus in the wild? They’re early risers, so set the alarm to come along to this workshop with Friends of Lagoon Creek and Matt Cecil, Project Manager from Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland.

Redcliffe Music in the Park Cancelled
1.00pm - 4.00pm Redcliffe Free
Soak up the soothing tunes by the sea at Redcliffe Area Youth Space this May. 

Monday 22 May

Humpybong & Community Shared Playground Opening
3.30pm - 4.30pm Margate Free
Come see the official opening of the Humpybong & Community Shared Playground!

Monday painting group
10.30am - 1.00pm Strathpine Free
Every Monday the gallery hosts a free adults painting group where participants with a range of experience come together to paint and be inspired by the current exhibition.

Wildlife Habitat Gardens
1.00pm - 2.00pm Redcliffe Free
Learn how to attract local wildlife to your garden with horticulturalist Claire Bickle.

Tuesday 23 May

Collateral Beauty
10.00am Redcliffe
When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death.

Happiness Hacks for Busy People
10.00am - 11.00am Bribie Island Free
Venerable Drolkar, a Buddhist nun affiliated with the Langri Tangpa Centre, Brisbane, shares easy tips for a happier you.

Wednesday 24 May

Sport & Recreation Workshop: Managing sports organisations series
6.00pm - 9.00pm Murrumba Downs Free
When did you last review the entire organisations operations? This 3 workshop series will look thoroughly at volunteer management practices, committee development and governance and give you the resources to be a better club.

Thursday 25 May

Reptiles of Moreton Bay Region
10.30am - 11.30am Deception Bay Free
Discover the unique biodiversity within the Region and get up close with some of the reptiles living in your neighbourhood.

Robots for Beginners
10.30am - 12.00noon Albany Creek Free
Discover the practical side of robots and coding in this fun and hands-on 90-minute workshop for adults and seniors.

Tea & Talk Thursdays: RASart Exhibition of Excellence
10.30am - 12.00noon Redcliffe Free
Join members of the Redcliffe Art Society as they discuss their artworks on display in the RASart Exhibition of Excellence 2017, and their art practice.

The Passage of Time
10.00am - 11.00am Caboolture Free
Authors Noel & Del Bergman explore the 1865 sea voyage of 533 German immigrants who settled in Moreton Bay.

Friday 26 May

The Australian Army Band
Various times Redcliffe
All ages are welcome to enjoy the fabulous talent of this remarkable and loveable band. No words can describe the enjoyment this group of army folk brings to the Cultural Centre. Their enthusiasm is spell binding, their talent remarkable.

Wildlife Habitat Gardens
1.00pm - 2.00pm Arana Hills Free
Learn how to attract local wildlife to your garden with horticulturalist Claire Bickle.

Saturday 27 May

Baby Yoga, Movement and Massage Workshop
9.30am - 10.30am Redcliffe Free
Use music and movement to guide you and your baby through the five senses in this hands-on workshop. Learn touch and communication skills to soothe and settle. For ages 6 weeks to 12 months.

DIY Chemical-free Cleaning
10.30am - 11.30am Strathpine Free
Learn practical and inexpensive cleaning tips and easy recipes for laundry and cleaning products (even toothpaste) you can make at home.

Fauna Forensics
9.30am - 11.30am Eatons Hill Free
How many times have you seen signs of wildlife such as scats, scratches, skins, fur or maybe even a skull, and wondered who it belonged to? 

Heritage talk: Serge Testa - Sailing into History
10.30am Redcliffe Free
Sailing into History celebrates the 30th anniversary of an amazing feat of endurance.

Hills Carnivale
12.00noon - 7.30pm Ferny Hills Free
The Hills Carnivale is a fiesta of FREE fun, food and family entertainment!

In conversation with Graham W Smith
2.30pm - 3.30pm Redcliffe Free
Join artist, teacher and 2017 RASArts Exhibition of Excellence judge, Graham W Smith as he discusses the importance of artist advocacy.

The Beggars Present SING!
2.00pm Redcliffe
The Beggars, the best Australian vocal band since The Seekers, present SING! a cabaret tribute to the great vocal groups in the last century.

Workshop: Joanna Bone & Aaron Micallef
Various times Caboolture
Create your own personalised glass tumbler or wine glass with glass artists Joanna Bone and Aaron Micallef who will guide participants with materials around an imprint process and sandblaster.

Monday 29 May

Monday painting group
10.30am - 1.00pm Strathpine Free
Every Monday the gallery hosts a free adults painting group where participants with a range of experience come together to paint and be inspired by the current exhibition.

Understanding Autism
10.00am - 11.00am Albany Creek Free
Learn the common myths and misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), strategies to support children and adults with ASD, and what support is available for families. Delivered in partnership with Youthrive.

Tuesday 30 May - Saturday 24 June

Exhibition: Sharon Harper-Greentree: Landscape Series
9.00am Caboolture Free
A series of drawings and paintings developed from Terrors Creek. Dayboro.

Tuesday 30 May

Moonlight
10.00am Redcliffe
A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him

National Reconciliation Week 2017
11.30am - 1.00pm Deception Bay Free
National Reconciliation Week is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. 

Robots for Beginners
10.00am - 11.30am Strathpine Free
Discover the practical side of robots and coding in this fun and hands-on 90-minute workshop for adults and seniors.

Understanding Autism
1.00pm - 2.00pm North Lakes Free
Learn the common myths and misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), strategies to support children and adults with ASD, and what support is available for families. Delivered in partnership with Youthrive.

Wednesday 31 May - Monday 26 June

Nearly Famous Exhibition
9.00am - 4.00pm Redcliffe Free
"Nearly Famous" Exhibition - artists by the dozen-Moreton Bay Arts Council Members. 

Wednesday 31 May

A Dog's Purpose
10.00am - 12.00noon Redcliffe
A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love.  

Understanding Autism
2.00pm - 3.00pm Caboolture Free
Learn the common myths and misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), strategies to support children and adults with ASD, and what support is available for families. Delivered in partnership with Youthrive.


 Disclaimer:
This calendar is provided by Moreton Bay Regional Council as a community service. As community events are provided by organisers and may change without notice, we advise you to contact organisers directly to confirm details. While every effort is made to ensure this calendar is current and up to date, Council takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the listings, nor does it endorse any community event unless expressly stated.

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