St Marys Anglican Church, Memorial Chapel

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area

The first woman to practise medicine in Queensland, Lilian Cooper, and her lifetime partner Josephine Bedford, were regular worshippers at St Mary's Anglican Church, colloquially known as the naval chapel and once linked by stairs down the Kangaroo Point cliffs to the naval stores below.

Within the church, two large gothic stained glass windows and an altar are dedicated to Cooper and her WWI heroics.

Dismissed by English and Australian military authorities because she was female, Cooper signed up with the Scottish Women's Hospitals Service. Bedford went too. While Cooper worked to stabilise casualties just behind the Serbian front, Bedford ferried the injured to safety. Their war efforts earned them the Order of St Sava.

They returned to Brisbane in time to continue their community welfare efforts and fight the Spanish flu epidemic that returned with servicemen.

The Warriors' Chapel was dedicated in 1950, commemorating armed service and merchant navy personnel who died in both world wars. Navy memorials can be found throughout the grounds, overlooking the Brisbane River.

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Da Vinci Machines

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
9 December 2017 – 27 May 2018
Leonardo’s Inventions Brought to Life This award-winning international touring exhibition showcases iconic machines and inventions inspired by Leonardo’s drawings. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, a vast array of machines created from original da Vinci drawings bringing the mechanical concepts of this curious mind to life.

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Laidley Village Markets

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Free Entry
Weekly from 23 February 2018
The Laidley Village Markets are held from 7am to 1pm on the corner of Patrick Street and The Mall. Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 24 – 25 February 2018
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan. You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs.

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Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$15 - 15
24 February 2018
Celebrating 27 years, Flickerfest is Australia's leading Academy Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, the country's largest Australian and International short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world, hand-picked from 2500 entries.

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Free Entry
24 February 2018
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Ferrari Park Markets Laidley

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 24 February 2018
Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies. Laidley Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the Month in Ferrari Park Patrick Street, Laidley from 6am to 12pm.

Revolutions - Chalk Drive, Queensland

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 24 February 2018
They are delighted to invite everyone for a free skateboarding workshop held at Chalk Drive Skatepark. Open to all skate levels and all ages. Book tickets online now to be part of these amazing workshops!

Lockyer Valley Country Music Round Up

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
25 February – 3 March 2018
At the Lockyer Valley Country Music Round Up there will be walk ups, a bush poets breakfast and the main show on Saturday with the Slim Dusty Tribute Show, Jeff Brown, Laura Downing and more. On site camping available, bookings essential.

Summer Tunes - Toowoomba

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
25 February 2018
Their Summer Tunes program provides free, live music at popular parks in the Toowoomba region and is a great way to relax with friends and family. Concerts feature local musicians from a variety of music genres and can be enjoyed on weekends throughout January and February.
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