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September 04, 2015
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JETSONVILLE TUESDAY PLAYGROUPWhere: Jetsonville Hall, Muskfield Road, JetsonvilleWhen: Tuesdays during the school terms from 10am till 12 noonDetails: Jetsonville Playgroup is a family friendly environment catering for children age 0-5 years. Come along and… read more >


FESTIVAL OF ROSESWhere: Rose Garden at Woolmers Estate, LongfordWhen: Sunday, November 15th, 9am until 4pmDetails: The Festival of Roses offers numerous stalls including plant nurseries, gardening books, jewellery and craft. Food and wine is offered, along… read more >


RINGAROOMA SCHOOL AND DISTRICT SHOW Where: Ringarooma Primary School GroundsWhen: Saturday, November 7thDetails: The Ringarooma Show is a great family day out, affordable with lots to see and do.Held in the picturesque Ringarooma Primary School grounds,… read more >


RECYCLED PALLET COMPETITIONWhere: 414 Hobart Road, YoungtownWhen: Now until Friday, October 2ndDetails: Each year, thousands of timber pallets are used to transport goods around Australia, import goods from overseas and export items. Pallets are an important… read more >


SHOPPING EXPO MARKET Where: Grand Chancellor, Launceston When: Saturday, September 26th from 10am to 3pmDetails: Yes! It’s on again! The Girl’s Night In shopping event is being once more held to raise money for the relay for life team, “Pink Ribbons” and the… read more >

Wednesday Playgroup

WAVERLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL WEDNESDAY PLAYGROUPWhere: Waverley Primary School, Naroo Street, WaverleyWhen: Every Wednesday from 1:30pm-3:00pmDetails: Waverley's award winning Playgroup now provides a Wednesday session for families with children from Birth to 5… read more >


TRIVIA NIGHT AND AUCTION Where: Lietinna Hall ScottsdaleWhen: Saturday, September 19th with food service beginning at 6pm and the trivia and auction beginning at 7pmDetails: Come on down to the Lietinna Hall and help raise funds for the restoration of St… read more >


STAMP MARKET Where: Max Fry Hall, Gorge Road, Trevallyn When: Saturday, September 19th from 10am to 4pmDetails: The Launceston Philatelic Society Ltd. are holding a stamp market in Trevallyn. Stamps, covers, coins, postcards and stationary will be available… read more >


KINGS MEADOWS HIGH SCHOOL TRIVIA NIGHTWhere: Kings Meadows High SchoolWhen: Friday, September 18th from 7:30pmDetails: The Kings Meadows High School Prefect Board are organising a Trivia Night and Silent Auction to raise much needed funds to assist with their… read more >


JOHN CALVIN SCHOOL FAIR Where: 53 Howick Street, Launceston When: Saturday, September 12th, 10am to 2pmDetails: Come join the fun at the John Calvin School Fair! A day of fun for the whole family with great stalls, delicious food and drink, a bake sale, kids… read more >


HOLWELL SPRING MARKET Where: Holwell Hall, Holwell Road, HolwellWhen: Sunday, September 13th from 9amDetails: The Holwell Spring Market is on again! The day will include a sausage sizzle, Devonshire Teas, second hand goods, and stalls galore featuring local… read more >


WEST LAUNCESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL FAIRWhere: Basin Road, West Launceston When: Saturday, September 12th from 10am-2pmDetails: A fantastic day for the family, with entertainment including YMCA Bubble Balls, the Gee Whizz, a Jumping Castle, Face Painting, the… read more >


R U OK? DAY When: Thursday, September 10thDetails: R U OK? Day is our national day of action and is dedicated to reminding people to regularly check in with family and friends. Here are a few things you may not be aware of:· Mental illness costs the… read more >


Where: Meander Memorial Hall, MeanderWhen: Sunday, September 6th from 10am to 3pmDetails: Quamby Fly Fishers Club is holdings its 7th Annual Open Day! A warm invitation is extended to anyone currently involved in fishing and those who would like to get… read more >

What's on this weekend...

Something for everyone… LILYDALE VILLAGE MARKETWhere: Lilydale Memorial Hall, Main Rd, LilydaleWhen: Every second Sunday of the month, June 14th from 10am – 2pmDetails: This fun & quirky market is on again, rain, hail or sunshine. It is easy to find as it is… read more >


“R U OK?” EXETER MARKETWhere: Exeter Showgrounds, Main Road, ExeterWhen: Sunday, September 6th from 9am Details: West Tamar Lions Club proudly presents The Exeter Market, Exeter Showgrounds. Handmade local products including for example jewellery, cards,… read more >

Waverley Primary School's Lakeside OP Shop

Waverley Primary School's Lakeside OP Shop When: Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Where: Waverly Primary School - Follow the signs from the car park Opening on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm A big selection of clothes for the… read more >


Join us every Friday for a friendly game of Bingo Where: Launceston Football Club Rooms at Windsor Park conduct Bingo at their Windsor Park Time: Eyes Down at 11am Need more details? email: generalmanager@launcestonfc.com.au read more >

Bittersweet Memories

Are you a bereaved parent looking for support and friendship from people who understand your situation? Bittersweet is a group where all members have experienced the loss of their child regardless of age or cause of death allowing everyone to be compassionate… read more >


Overland Jack is a party of nine hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania, with Jack Duffy being backpacked by his father Chris Duffy over the distance required to complete the adventure(65km over 6 days). Jack, an 8 year old biy with cerebal palsy spastic… read more >

Launceston Community Legal Centre Advice sessions

WHAT? Volunteer solicitors at the Clinic will provide clients, in 30 minute appointments, a one-off FREE advice session. There are no constraints on what legal issues for which clients may seek advice. However, Clients will be paired with solicitors who have… read more >

Tasmanian Dog Training Program

Assisting you to train dogs to be useful companions. Classes: Sun. mornings at Churchill Park, Foster Street end. Beginners and puppies 9.30am. Grades 10.45am. Enquiries – 0474 225 192 or Email tasdogclub@gmail.com read more >

The book Archer’s of Van Diemen’s Land

A second edition of the book Archer’s of Van Diemen’s Land is being published. If you are a descendent of the Archer family and have received family data forms to complete, please complete these and return them as soon as possible. If you are a descendent and… read more >

Social Indoor Bowls

Social Indoor Bowls Summerdale indoor bowls club. Meets every Friday 1pm – 4pm 297 Westbury Road, Prospect (Next door to Allen’s) All Welcome Easy to learn, Gentle Exercise For more information please call Gertrude – 6331 9873 read more >

Northern Rangers Soccer

Northern Rangers Soccer Join the Northern ranger soccer club , we have teams in every state wide division and are TOP of the ladder and you can become a member! The standards are HIGH and the atmosphere is GREAT!!! For further information please call 0466 973… read more >

Tasmania Gun Club

Tasmania Gun Club All clay target shooters welcome, Free coaching for new members and juniors. Practice everyone Wednesday from 1pm, competition 2 Sundays monthly. 200 Nile Road Evandale. For more information please call 6391 8577 read more >

Riverside Table Tennis Club

Riverside Table Tennis Club Need social players for ladies Tennis Group Who play on Tuesday and Fridays 9am – 12 Noon approx.. At the Riverside Tennis Club, Eden Street Anyone interested in playing please call Jan 63446572 or Amy 6331 4627 read more >

Launceston Patchwork and Quilters

Launceston Patchwork and Quilters Meet every Thursday From 9.30am – 2.00pm At Punchbowl Christian Centre, Punchbowl Road New member welcome. For more information please call Marlene 6344 7467 read more >

Australian Navy Cadets Launceston

Australian Navy Cadets Launceston If you want excitement , enjoy power boating , sailing and adventure activities? Boys and girls aged between 12-1/2 and 20 Be part of a great team and join now. Parades Friday 6.45 – 9.15pm for more information please Email:… read more >


Crossroads A Christian fellowship with people with disabilities . Evenings cover a wide variety of activities. Meetings 6-8pm South Launceston 1st Tuesday of every month With Janet – 6344 2679 And North Launceston 3rd Tuesday of the month with Margaret – 6395… read more >

Launceston walking Club

Launceston walking Club Bush walking in the Tasmanian wilderness with day and overnight every weekend, also cycling, kayaking, caving and social Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month At 7.30pm, LCGS Lyttleton Street For more information please call –… read more >

Exeter Charity Knitters

Exeter Charity Knitters For anyone who knits or crochets or would like to learn. We meet on the second Friday on the month At Tresca community centre in Exeter We create items to donate to various charities and organisations. Donations of wool are greatly… read more >

Choir of High Hopes

Choir of High Hopes Meets every Wednesday between 10.30am-12.00pm At City Mission, Fredrick Street New and old Members Welcome For more information please call Merelyn 6334 0965 or David 6335 0151 No experience necessary read more >

Launceston A Capella Choir

Launceston A Capella Choir Singcognito Community Choir Meets every Monday between 7-9pm At the music room block H Launceston College New Members Welcome For more information please call Jean 6344 7222 or David 63340151 During School Terms only read more >

Sing Australia – Launceston

Sing Australia – Launceston Meets every Thursday between 7-9pm At the music room block H Launceston College Reading music not a requirement All Voices Welcome For more information please call 0409 913 554 or 6394 4713 read more >

Northern Motor Cycle Riders Assoc

Northern Motor Cycle Riders Assoc Meets 1st Wednesday of every month At Archers Manor, Newham 7pm for 7.30pm Start For more information please call Judi 0409 291 024 read more >

George Town Baha'i Group

George Town Baha'i Group The George Town Baha'i Group holds regular meetings to reflect on the writings of the worlds religions. Baha'is believe in the underlying unity and oneness of the world religion. they meet every third Saturday of the month at 4pm. At… read more >

Tassie Drum Circle

Tassie Drum Circle Free Community Drum Circle First and Third Sunday of the Month 10am -12pm noon drumming All types of drum and skill levels welcome First Sunday Cataract Gorge (Stone bunker near swimming pool) Third Sunday City Park Launceston (Band… read more >

Launceston Gaming Club

The Launceston Gaming Club meets every Thursday and Friday night, at the Soldiers Memorial Hall, St Leonards, from 7pm-midnight. If you like Miniature Wargaming, card or board games, we play a variety and are open to new games, so come along and satisfy the… read more >

Mind Moves Chess Club

This is a chess club held every Monday, at Windsor Community Health Precinct, 1 Windsor drive, Riverside, from 6-7pm during school terms, for all kids aged 5-18 years with a special invitation to gifted, autism spectrum and ADHD kids. The benefits of chess… read more >