Scenic Rim Regional Council is getting into the spirit of the festive season with two cracking Christmas events early next month.

Christmas will come early at Boonah Cultural Centre with a singalong led by acclaimed cabaret artist and theatre actress, Nadia Sunde and her Yuletide Band on Friday 4December.

Featuring a beautifully designed set and stunning costumes, the concert offers the audience an opportunity to singalong to favourite Christmas carols and songs with Nadia Sunde, who has delighted Scenic Rim music lovers for years with her warmth and wit.

The four members of her Yuletide Band are all highly acclaimed musicians in their own right – Michael Fix on guitar, John Reeves on piano and accordion, Andrew Shaw on bass and Kym Ambrose on percussion.

Nadia Sunde and her Yuletide Band have been perennial favourites with audiences at Brisbane’s City Hall and now it’s Scenic Rim’s turn to enjoy their musical magic.

Showtime is 11am on Friday 4 December with ticket prices just $16 or $12.50 per person for groups of 10 or more.

After nine months of Council’s Arts Dinners online, the first Arts Dinner live since the easing of COVID-19 restrictions will be cause for celebration.

To be held at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre on Tamborine Mountain from 6pm on Tuesday 8 December, the evening features a review of the unprecedented year that was 2020 and a preview of arts programming for 2021.

Scenic Rim Regional Council is partnering with the Regional Arts Service Network for South West Queensland to deliver an exciting series of the newly-named Arts Dinners Live and Online, which will continue a more than 10-year tradition of encouraging skills development, networking and workshops.

The community is invited to join the celebration of the South West Queensland Cultural Champions and Regional Arts Development Fund in the free December Arts Dinner, which also features great food and entertainment by two of Tamborine Mountain’s best-loved bands, The Inadequates and the Haystack Mountain Hermits.

As numbers are limited, registration is essential.

For tickets for A Christmas Song and to register for the December Arts Dinner, visit www.liveatthecentre.com.au

BADCAP’s First Anniversary at their Open House Weekend

BADCAP’s First Anniversary at their Open House Weekend

Join in the celebration of BADCAP’s First Anniversary at their Open House weekend in December.

It’s a year since BADCAP (Beaudesert and District Community Arts Projects) became the new co-lessee of the Stationmaster House at 100 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert. Members would like to invite everyone to join them in celebrating the occasion on Saturday & Sunday, 5 & 6 December. Their Christmas Makers’ Market will also be launched where Christmas gifts galore will be available to buy.

BADCAP, long-time organisers of Arts in the Olives festival and two major sculpture symposia, were more recently invited to manage the workshops and market stalls at Arts Ablaze at Kooralbyn.

With their new home at 100 Brisbane Street, they were invisaging more workshops, art exhibitions, artists-in-residencies, arts demonstrations … more often. Covid-19 halted many plans but now with restrictions easing, BADCAP would like to invite everyone to celebrate on the first weekend in December. Their members, who all have artistic passion are also pretty creative themselves, will have their individual skills on show.

Along with a variety of activities for all ages on Saturday and Sunday (such as Raku firing, candle making, Softie Sew-In, making Christmas decorations) there are two major workshops – Playing with Mono Prints with Sandra Pearce (Saturday 5th 9.30am-12.30pm $60) and Twined Basket with Therese Flynn-Clarke (Sunday 6th 9am-12pm $60). Both workshops require bookings.

The Christmas Makers’ Market proved very successful last year so it’s back with items for sale in time for Christmas. There will be paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, jewellery, basketry, string bags, retro clothing, along with Christmas gift wrapping to beautify any unique gifts purchased.

No-one will want to miss Alaine’s delicious Fruit Delights which will be available to purchase from midday on the Saturday nor the free drumming circle from 5.30pm to 7.00pm later in the day. Sunday sees Rotary serving up their delicious breakfasts with an essential coffee cart alongside.

More details of all the events and workshop bookings can be obtained on the BADCAP website: badcap.org


Desley Agnoletto



Scenic Rim Regional Council is delighted to partner once again with Queensland Ballet in 2020 to deliver Queensland Ballet Celebration of Seniors on Friday 13 November; this time at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Main Street, North Tamborine.

The aim of this initiative is to help raise community awareness about dance and to enrich lives through ballet. Each component will offer participants the chance to connect with Queensland Ballet, a vibrant creative company which seeks to enrich the lives of all people. These workshops are free.

The Seniors Week Celebration will be structured according to the following guidelines:

Activities are drop-in. Participants are only expected to register for the activity/ies that suit them. There is no expectation that participants will register for the entire day.

‘Senior’ means any person who identifies as an active older adult and all classes will be led by Queensland Ballet’s highly skilled Teaching Artists with a maximum capacity for each session being set at 25 participants.

There are two sessions. Participants can book for either one or both. The AM session 9:00am – 10:00am is Ballet for Seniors then a Ballet for Seniors Repertoire Class from 10.30am to 11.30am with a morning tea break in-between.

The PM session 12:00pm – 1:00pm is Jazz for Seniors then a Seniors Stretch and Strengthen at 1.30pm to 2.30pm with an afternoon tea break from 1.00pm to 1.30pm.

Comfortable clothes and shoes are to be worn but it is important to note that no dance experience is necessary.

Queensland Ballet workshops have been extremely popular in the past, so it is recommended to register early. Go to liveatthecentre.com or phone 5540 5050 between 10am and 4pm Tuesdays to Fridays.

Springtime On The Mountain 2020

Springtime On The Mountain 2020

Tamborine Mountain Garden Club’s Springtime On The Mountain 2020

With five beautiful gardens to explore and with two perfect spring days to enjoy them, it was a wonderful time for our garden club members and their many guests to experience!

Covid regulations made it a ‘one of a kind’, Springtime On The Mountain ‘ event, but we were glad it was able to be accomplished and that it was so successful.

Thank you to our garden owners for much planning and hard work and to our volunteers who attended covid training sessions and sat at the gates over the two days.

We hope that life will be back to normal in 2021 to ensure a back to normal ‘Springtime On The Mountain’ for everyone to enjoy!

Tamborine Garden Club  
President Anne Jones

(Photos Courtesy Julie Wilkinson)

Springtime On The Mountain 2020