Hush Little Baby Music Classes
Thursday August 21 from 9.00am to 1.00pm – The Parklands, South Bank

Its happy days for kids with the South Bank Kids Club. The Kids Club is free to participate in and includes plenty of fun things to keep your little ones entertained. There’s no need to pre-register – just head along to South Bank and get ready to have fun! Throughout August, Kids Club’s Thursday activity will be music classes run by Hush Little Baby. The classes will be at the Arbour View Cafe lawns and will feature a range of musical activities that will enhance your child’s motor and language skills. They’re also a great bonding experience between parent and child.

For more info visit www.visitsouthbank.com.au

Australian Children's Book WeekAustralian Children’s Book Week
Now thru to Friday August 22

Connect to reading – Reading to connect. Connect to reading is about enjoying the experience of exploring story, and travelling to other worlds. The reflected slogan, Reading to connect, has a broader social meaning, suggesting that reading assists in creating a bond with others. Within the world of the contemporary child, this is also relevant as they read books and they read to connect through a variety of media.

For more info visit www.cbca.org.au

Babies, Books and Rhymes
Thursday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.00am – Hamilton Library, Cnr Racecourse Road & Rossiter Parade, Ascot

Meet other parents and babies for a fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn songs and action rhymes to nurture your baby’s pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. A free group to join in with and no pre-booking necessary, this class is ideal for parents and babies aged up to 2 years.

For more info call Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 8888

Eat Street Markets
Friday August 22 from 3.00pm to 10.00pm & Saturday August 23 from 4.00pm to 10.00pm – Hamilton Wharf, Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton

Eat Street Markets is something never seen before in Brisbane. Set on the trendy Hamilton Wharf, Eat Street will put the culture back in food inan exciting new dining destination that has been igniting Hamilton Wharf on the Northshore of Brisbane every Friday and Saturday night. ‘Eat Street’ has seen the wharf sparkle with designer lights, and 50 funky, specially designed shipping containers reconfigured as mini restaurants, offering a selection of delicious international dishes created by the ‘best of the best’ local chefs. There’s always something happening at ‘Eat Street’… a whole street of great food and live entertainment that will keep you and the family coming back for more!

For more info visit www.eatstreetmarkets.com

Collective Markets
Friday August 22 from 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday August 23 from 10.00am to 9.00pm & Sunday August 24 from 9.00am to 4.00pm – Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank

The Collective Markets, formerly known as the South Bank Lifestyle Market, was transformed late last year with a broader product offering and more contemporary feel, offering greater opportunities for emerging designers and artists to showcase their products each weekend. They will now trade The Collective Markets have an eclectic mix of stalls and live entertainment each night by local musicians. Embracing artisan culture, the market is a haven of unique goods ­ from eclectic and effortlessly cool fashions, to handmade jewellery, art and stylish homewares.

For more info visit www.collectivemarkets.com.au

Jan Power’s Power House Markets
Saturday August 23 from 6.00am to 12.00pm – Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm

This busy Brisbane Farmers Markets is a great place to spend a Saturday morning, browsing through the fresh produce and eating the delicious food produce lined along the bustling walkway selling a range of fresh products. Fortify yourself with a coffee and the paper and then a croissant, or an omelette, crepes, sausages, dumplings, French pizzas, Japanese chicken skewers , before you pack your basket full of farm fresh fruit and veg, meats, seafood, small goods, sauces, olives, dips, cakes, bread, fresh herbs, oils… everything you need for a great week ahead. You will be amazed at the low prices of the fruits and vegetables, and if its good food you are after then look no further! New Farm Park is also a stone’s throw away, with a huge playground for the kids as well as a City Cat Stop.

For more info visit www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au

Parks Alive
Saturday August 23 from 10.00am to 5.00pm – Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane

Explore the weekend celebration where parks come alive in Brisbane. Roma Street Parkland hosts Parks Alive with free events and activities for the whole family. Activities will also be held at South Bank, City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Free live music, entertainment, gardening walks, ask the expert, kids’ entertainment, craft activities, treasure hunt, flowerpot men and more. Refreshments available at pop up cafes.

For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au

Valley Fiesta
Saturday August 23 from 10.00am to 10.00pm – Chinatown Mall & Brunswick Street Mall, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Brisbane’s most loved annual street party is back, with a weekend celebration for the music-loving masses. This year’s Valley Fiesta takes place in and around the newly revitalised Brunswick Street Mall, with a huge two-day program that showcases Fortitude Valley as Brisbane’s premier music and cultural destination. Featuring Australian headline acts, local talent, food, fashion and more.

For more info visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

BRISBANE Broncos v KnightsBroncos v Knights
Saturday August 23 from 5.30pm – Suncorp Stadium, 40 Castlemaine Street, Milton

Do you want to walk away from the Broncos v Knights ‘must win’ blockbuster this Saturday twilight with a big instant cash prize? Well throw your support behind Queensland charity Heartkids this Saturday for your chance to win the 50-50 Cash Draw. Based on their success from two previous Broncos home games this season, Heartkids Queensland have been awarded with an additional home game to help raise money for their charity via the 50-50 Draw. So if you want a slice of the action, please purchase a ticket in the 50-50 Draw this Saturday before half-time in the main game. Look out for the Heartkids Queensland volunteers around the stadium wearing bright green aprons and holding up iPads displaying the running cash totals to buy your tickets.

For more info visit www.broncos.com.au

$6 Weekend Family Flicks – How To Train Your Dragon 2
Saturday August 23 & Sunday August 24 from 10.00am (check your nearest cinema location for details) – Event Cinemas, Gold Coast

Looking for something to do with the family? Why not take them to the movies and catch a cheap flick? Here’s a perfect way to see some great family films, starting from 10am every Saturday and Sunday. Plus it’s unbeatable value at only $6 a ticket!

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au/events-promotions/events/weekend-family-flicks

Brisbane Lions v Freemantle
Sunday August 24 from 1.10pm – The Gabba, Vulture Street, Woolloongabba

Cheer on the Brisbane Lions at The Gabba for all of their home games during the 2014 season. Bring the family, pack the picnic basket and make it a family fun arvo out at the footy!

For more info visit www.lions.com.au

Kindy Tennis
Tuesday August 26 from 9.00am to 1.00pm – Central Café Lawns, The Parklands, South Bank

Its happy days for kids at the South Bank Kids Club! The Kids Club is free to participate in and includes plenty of fun things to keep your little ones entertained. There’s no need to pre-register – just head along to South Bank and get ready to have fun! Throughout August, the Kids Club’s Tuesday activity will be Kindy Tennis on the Central Cafe lawns. Kids can head along to learn basic tennis skills, have fun, make friends and develop their motor skills.

For more info visit www.visitsouthbank.com.au

The Gruffalo
August 26 thru to August 30 – QUT Gardens Theatre, 2 George Street, Brisbane

Whether their favourite food is roasted fox, owl ice cream, scrambled snake or Gruffalo crumble, audiences eat up this delectable tale about the adventures of a clever little mouse in a forest full of predators. Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this big scary monster of a show.

For more info visit www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au

Lost Creatures: Stories from Ancient Queensland
Every day from 9.30am to 5.00pm – Level 2, Queensland Museum, Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank

Featuring home-grown dinosaurs, megafauna and giant marine reptiles, Lost Creatures: Stories from Ancient Queensland shines a light on Queensland’s ancient past and brings to life our prehistoric past. Lost Creatures takes a 250 million year journey that will challenge, surprise and fascinate visitors, introducing them to a wondrous world that will spark their imagination. In a collision of the past and present, 245-million-year-old fossils are on display alongside 3D digital models and life size projections of dinosaurs and megafauna. From a full-size reconstruction of a Rhoetosaurus hind leg, 90sqm of the original Lark Quarry Trackway, life size dinosaur projections and 3D digital models to a touchable marine reptile fossil and the surprising discoveries found at a Brisbane construction site just this year, Lost Creatures is a must-see authentic showcase of Australia’s prehistoric past!

For more info visit www.qm.qld.gov.au

Every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm – Roma Street Parkland, Roma Street, Brisbane City

Chairs2Share is a program designed to enhance the way people enjoy the city’s green spaces. Chairs2Share makes deck chairs available for free to allow visitors, residents and workers to appreciate Brisbane’s enviable outdoor lifestyle. People using the chairs can also take advantage of the council’s free Wi-Fi in the City Botanic Gardens and Post Office Square.

For more info visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Deep Oceans
Now thru to October 2014 – Queensland Museum, Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank

It’s a dark, cold world. Only 3 people have travelled to its deepest point. In fact, we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about our deep oceans! Take a journey to deep below the Earth’s surface to this dark and mysterious world in a new Brisbane exhibition. Deep Oceans showcases strange real-life creatures as well as myths and legends about fearsome monsters of the deep. This family-friendly exhibition also invites children under 5 to learn as they follow characters from the Octonauts on their journey through the exhibition.

For more info visit www.qm.qld.gov.au

BRISBANE Jemima Wyman Pattern BanditsJemima Wyman – Pattern Bandits
Now thru to Sunday November 2 – Childrens Art Centre, Park Level, GOMA, Stanley Place, South Brisbane

Pattern Bandits is a fantastic immersive exhibition that explores the relationships between people, pattern and architecture, by artist Jemima Wyman. Via a host of specially designed multi-media and activities, children can get to explore and work with the kaleidoscopes, tessellations, camouflage and harlequin patterns that are part of the brightly coloured world of the Los Angeles-based Australian artist.

For more info visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/kids



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