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What's on this weekend | 22nd – 24th September

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Something for everyone…

Patersonia Outdoor playgroup 
Where: Windsor Community Gardens, Windsor Drive, Riverside (At the end of the road behind Reserves Depot)
When: Every Friday morning at 9:30am - 11:30am
Details: The aim of the playgroup is to be outdoors exploring and learning as nature intended. We are members of Windsor Community Garden where we can dig and plant, grow and enjoy the fruits of our labour. We can also access the grounds around the Windsor Precinct for further exploration. Free range outdoor play, planting, weeding, water and dirt play!
Warm clothes, boots and gardening stuff may be useful. Super hero outfits are optional.
As a new playgroup, we will be able to discuss what activities we wish to do together.
Cost: Free to attend donations welcome
Contact: Therese on 0487 111 028, email [email protected] or go to: https://www.patersonia.org/playgroup 

Fresh Comedy with Claire Hooper 
Where: The Royal Oak Hotel, 14 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Friday, 22nd September from 8:30pm
Details: This September, the brilliant Claire Hooper (Good News Week, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, The Great Australian Bake Off) will grace our stage, with a bumper line-up of support acts including Brett Blake (VIC), Dylan Hesp and Kerri Gay.
Cost: Ticket Information - www.trybooking.com  
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/freshcomedyattheoak/  

Epping Forest Market
Where: Epping Forest Hall, 13515 Midland Highway
When: Saturday 8.00am – 2.00pm
Details: Held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, starting at 8 am and going to 2 pm. These markets are held in the grounds of the Epping Forest Hall with something for everyone. Stop for lunch at the café or browse the many stalls which stock local produce, homemade cakes, books, jewellery, plants and bric-a-brac.
Cost: Free
Contact: 0439 433 679

Launceston Harvest Market
Where: Cimitiere Street Carpark, 71 Cimitiere Street, Launceston
When: Every Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm
Details: Harvest Market brightens a quiet inner-city car park and brings the farm gate to you. Meet the farmers, connect with locals and feast your eyes on Tasmania’s freshest seasonal produce, ethical meat and fish, local dairy, artisan bread and pastries, Fruit and Vegetables. Try the locally roasted coffee and taste your way around our foodie State at this vibrant weekly event before collecting a myriad of premium produce, cool-climate wines, artisan ciders and home-made preserves.

Power Surge - The Annual Horsepower Battle
Where: Richardson's Harley-Davidson, 468 Westbury Road, Prospect, Launceston
When: Saturday, 23rd September at 9:00am – 4:00pm
Details: Power Surge 2017 at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson
How much power can Richardson’s Harley-Davidson handle?
With the Annual Horse Power battle of the Dyno Shoot out
Burn out comp
Show off your power at Richardson’s Power Surge 2017!
2017 Dyno Shootout Categories
Best Jap up to 750cc
Best Jap over 750cc
Best European/Buell
Best Street 500
Best Sportster
Best Pre-1998
Best Twin Cam up to 103ci
Best Big Bore over 103ci
Best Milwaukee Eight
Best V-Rod
Best Turbo/Super Charged
Highest Overall Horse Power
Best Burnout
*Test your Horse Power in our Strong Man Truck Pull
*Test your appetite in our eating comp!
Pop-Up shops including:
*Tarot Card readings by Conversations with Tarot
*Tattoo’s & piercings by Inkorporated
*Bike & Car Burn Out Comp and Demo’s
Prizes, Promo Girls, Sale, Bands and more at Power Surge 2017!!!
Cost: FREE event to attend or enter your Bike in the Dyno Shootout Battle - $30 entry
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/richardsonsharleydavidson/ 

Launceston Parkrun
Where: The run starts behind Aurora Stadium, Inveresk
When: Every Saturday at 9:00am
Details: Launceston parkrun is a free to enter timed 5km run, held every Saturday at 9am. Organised and run by a team of volunteers, this event is designed for those who love to run or walk. The course is run around the beautiful Heritage Forest. 
Website: Please register before your first run at http://www.parkrun.com.au/launceston/ 
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Christine Timms | P: 0404 519 131

Music and the Brain- Dr. Imogen Clarke
Where: 93 York St, Launceston
When: Saturday, 23rd September at 10:00am – 2:00pm
Details: INSPIRING AUSTRLIA welcomes the public to Music & Our Brain forum, hosted by the Australian Music Therapy Association with Dr Imogen Clark (PhD, PGradDip-MusThrp, DipAppSci-Nursing) post-doctoral research fellow and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, and registered music therapist at Austin Health. Her primary research interest focusses on music therapy for older adults and people with neuro-degenerative disease. Imogen has coordinated various research projects including experimental trials, systematic reviews, psychometric testing, and qualitative thematic analysis, and has published in peer reviewed music therapy, medical, and allied health journals. As a post-doctoral researcher, Imogen is investigating group singing to improve well-being and connection between community dwelling older adults with dementia and their primary care givers.
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person559038  

TSL Grand Final
Where: UTAS Stadium, Invermay Rd, Launceston 
When: Saturday, 23rd September Grand Final Day starts at 10.10am with the Mercury Cup, followed by the TSLW, and then the big one kicking off at 3.30pm.
Details: The 2017 TSL Grand Final will be the battle of the Bombers!
North vs South – the North Launceston Bombers up against the
Southern Bombers, Lauderdale!
First bounce 3.30pm this Saturday. There will be great pre-
game and half-time entertainment.
Can North Launceston continue their dominance of Tassie football? Be
there to find out, this Saturday!
Cost: Adults: $15.00, Concession: $10.00 and Kids (U16): $2.00
Contact: http://tasmanianstateleague.com.au/ 

Northern Clothes Market - September
Where: St. Ailbie's Hall, 46 Margaret St, Launceston
When: Saturday, 23rd September from 12:00pm-3:00pm
Details: We are a POP-UP fashion market, with stalls filled with great quality pre-loved, handmade, vintage, up-cycled and brand-new ladies and mens clothing and accessories. Sizes from petite to plus and everything in between.
Our number one aim is to provide an opportunity where the local community can get fashion at a bargain price. We thank you for your support!
IN-HOUSE SEAMSTRESS - Julia from Natured Cloth will be offering alterations on the day!
COFFEE AND FOOD - Barista made coffee and The Good Food Float supplying delicious treats.
DONATIONS - ALL clothing donations are given to Shekinah House Inc’s Shop for Hope Charity Shop! 
STALLS - $30 for a single (2 metres) and $50 for a double (4 metres) space!
Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Cost: FREE ENTRY - and always will be!
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/northernclothesmarket 

Trevallyn Life Church Trivia Night
Where: 34-36 Pitt Ave, Launceston
When: Saturday, 23rd September from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Details: It's on again! Participants last time had so much fun they asked us to run another one, so here it comes! Supper available for purchase.
Great prizes up for grabs so get your thinking caps on and come along to enjoy the fun!
Cost: Book a table of 6 by Sept 20th for $90 (0423243211), or purchase tickets at the door $20 per adult, $15 youth (13-18) & Concession. Children under 13 free.
Contact: https://allevents.in/launceston/trivia-night/730302783807808 

Jim Titley Plays the Club 
Where: Scottsdale RSL Club, 30 George Street Scottsdale
When: Saturday, 23rd September at 8:00pm - late
Details: Jim plays rock & roll and country rock classics and you dance the night away!
Raffle and lucky door prize on the night.
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/114066842623805  
Cost:  $10 entry
Contact: To book a table and dinner call: Jo 0428 328 510 or Scottsdale RSL Club 6352 2335

2017 Tasmanian Trout Expo
Where: Cressy Tasmania – Brumby’s Creek between weirs 2 and 3
When: Saturday, 23rd – Sunday, 24th September. The gates open at 8:00 am each day until 4:00pm.
Details: Come along and try your luck to catch one of the tagged rainbow trout to win one of many fantastic prizes the one to catch is Timmy the tagged Trout to win a whopping $10,000. It's a fun family day bring your lunch and have a picnic or buy your lunch from the food stalls.
Cost: Adults – $10 per day, Junior – (U14) $5 per day and Onlookers – Free entry
Contact: http://tasmaniantroutexpo.com.au/ 

Blooming Tasmania Flower and Garden Festival
Where: Albert Hall, 45 Tamar Street, Launceston 
When: Saturday, 23rd September at 8:00am – 5:00pm & Sunday, 24th September at 8:00am – 4:00pm
Details: Visit the heritage listed Albert Hall and City Park to get the latest in gardening, get inspiration for your garden makeover or just appreciate the talent of the landscape gardener. There will be something for everyone.
Cost: https://launcestontickets.com.au/event-preview/blooming-tasmania-flower-garden-festival-5450   
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/108910319776267/ 

D.I.Y Workshops at Bunnings – North Launceston
Where: Bunnings, Corner Lindsay Street & Goderich Street, North Launceston
When: Saturday and Sunday (see times below) 
Details: Come along to Bunnings, North Launceston and make the most of the D.I.Y Workshops!
Saturday 23rd September
10:00am: Woodwork Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
11:00am: How to Select & Install the Right Clothesline - Learn about the choices for determining the appropriate clothes line for your use, as well as how to safely install your own clothes line at home.
12:30pm: Project Advice - If you are stuck in the midst of a project and need some advice, come in and speak with our D.I.Y. presenter to get some expert advice and tips to help finish your project
2:00pm: How to Select & Install the Right Clothesline
Learn about the choices for determining the appropriate clothes line for your use, as well as how to safely install your own clothes line at home.
Sunday 24th September
10:00am: Woodwork Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
10:00am - 1:00pm: Cutest Little Scarecrow Competition - Come along to the North Launceston store and build a scarecrow - and have the chance to win $100 in vouchers! There will be free face painting, craft, pony rides, petting zoo, with giveaways and much more! Register your interest by calling 6345 0200.
11:00am: How to Select & Install the Right Clothesline - Learn about the choices for determining the appropriate clothes line for your use, as well as how to safely install your own clothes line at home.
12:30pm: Project Advice - If you are stuck in the midst of a project and need some advice, come in and speak with our D.I.Y. presenter to get some expert advice and tips to help finish your project
2:00pm: How to Select & Install the Right Clothesline - Learn about the choices for determining the appropriate clothes line for your use, as well as how to safely install your own clothes line at home.
To book: http://www.bunnings.com.au/stores/tas/north-launceston  

D.I.Y Workshops at Bunnings – King’s Meadows
Where: Bunnings, 90 Connector Park Drive, King’s Meadows
When: Saturday and Sunday (see times below) 
Details: Come along to Bunnings, Kingsmeadows make the most of the D.I.Y Workshops!
Saturday 23rd September
10:30am - 1:30pm: Woodwork Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
Sunday 24th September
10:30am - 1:30pm: Woodwork Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
To book: http://www.bunnings.com.au/stores/tas/kings-meadows 

Evandale Sunday Market
Where: Falls Park, on Logan Road, Evandale 
When: Every Sunday from around 8:00am until around 1:30pm.
Details: Evandale hosts a regular country market. There's a great variety of stalls, including fantastic local produce, second-hand books, food vans, general bric-a-brac and local crafts. There are also rides for the kids, including the Evandale Light Rail and pony rides.
Contact: For all enquiries about the Markets (including holding a stall), please call 03 6391 9191.

Longford Market 
Where: Longford RSL, 78 Wellington St, Longford
When: Sunday, 24th September from 8:00am-12:00noon
Details: The Longford Market is held at the Longford RSL, 78 Wellington St
A mix of Farmers market, produce, gifts, crafts and car boot sale for trash and treasure.
Held on the last Sunday of each month from 8am – 12 noon.
Cost: FREE
Contact: 03 6391 1397

Campbell Town Market
Where: Campbell Town Hall, High Street, Campbell Town
When: Last Sunday of each month
Details: Bargain hunters delight, bric-a-brac, cakes, plants, clothes and more. Held undercover at the Town Hall, come for a bargain in any weather!
Cost: Free
Contact: 0488 253 942 | 0422 239 727

DGR 2017 - Launceston 
Where: Launceston, Tasmania
When: Sunday, 24th September from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Details: Launceston is officially taking part in the world's largest charitable motorcycle event for owners of classic and vintage styled bikes. 
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride brings together over 70,000 well-dressed gentlefolk in 600+ cities on stunning motorcycles for men's health across 95 countries. The goal for 2017 is to raise awareness and $5m for prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of charity partner the Movember Foundation.
All participating riders must be registered upon The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride website to unlock local 'ride details', and to be in the running for amazing prizes and rewards for your fundraising efforts.
Contact: Register now to create your fundraising profile at www.gentlemansride.com 

Launceston Esk Market at Inveresk
Where: Launceston Showgrounds, Forster Street, Launceston
When: Every Sunday from 9:00am-2:00pm
Details: The Launceston Esk Market has a range of products on offer including refreshments, bric-a-brac, pre-loved items, clothing, books, tools, collectable tools, antique and craft items, knitting, sewing, beads, wooden and rustic furniture, novelties and toys. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets and visit the market for the freshest and the best of local vegetables and seasonal fruits. Pick up some great bargains in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The market has over 150 stalls all of which are undercover. 
Cost: Free parking and free entry.
Contact: Phillip LeFevere | P: 0408 487 154

Tasmanian Dog Training Classes
Where: Churchill Park, Invermay
When: Sundays - Beginners: 9:30am, Puppies: 9:30am, Grades: 10:45am
Details: We are a Non-Profit community minded volunteer organisation that provides dog training, education and a path to a variety of dog sport activities in Launceston Tasmania. We can assist you to get involved in training your dog or getting involved in dog sports such as Agility and Jumping, Obedience, Rally-O, Tracking and Endurance. We strictly believe in positive reinforcement for our training!
Contact: For more information email [email protected]  or call the clubs mobile phone on 0474 225 192
Website: http://www.tdtc.org.au/ 

Ringarooma Spring Market 
Where: Ringarooma
When: Sunday, 24th September from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Details: The Ringarooma Spring Market will be held on Sunday. Exhibitors include Kim and Chloe with their craft supplies, Sally’s ceramics, Aaron’s semi-precious stones and other beautiful things, and Marlene’s delicious cakes and preserves. (Her date and walnut loaf is worth a trip to the markets!) Sewing, crochet and knitting will be represented by the very talented Fay, Denise and Brenda. Brenda’s dog treats are popular (even cats love them)! Reg will be in attendance with his extensive range of fishing gear for sale, plus enjoy a sausage at the sausage sizzle. Other stalls include preloved books and all sorts of treasures. You don’t want to miss out.,
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Ring Helen Stingel on 6353 2174 for more details.

Liam Guthrie Memorial Show
Where: The Royal Oak Hotel, Cnr Brisbane and Tamar Streets, Launceston
When: Sunday, 24th September – 2:00pm kick off
Details: To celebrate the life and music of Liam Guthrie Ingram Pennicott, his extended family invite you to The Royal Oak Hotel for a farewell concert in the great man's name.
A handful of Liam's favourite Tasmanian performers will take over the venue for a day of remembrance and rock n' fucken roll!
Featuring:
The Little Cubas
The Sin and Tonics
Bennylava
The Embers
Paper Souls
Younger Dryas
Bansheeland
Samora Squid
Megan Qpennyfeather
Pete Cornelius
Cost: Free entry
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/298683217274536/  

Launceston Gorillas Gridiron Club Info Session
Where: The Irish, Launceston, 211 Brisbane Street, Launceston
When: Sunday, 24th September at 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Details: For all those playing this year and for those who wish to gain a greater knowledge of the game, the Launceston Gorillas will be holding an information session.
Our usual watering hole is unfortunately unavailable that weekend so we will be convening at 'The Irish' and i strongly recommend you come down.
We will start this 2017/18 learning curve and provide spectacular insight into the way everything will run this year.
If you have any questions or specific areas of interest for the session, please send us a message. We look forward to seeing you!! GO GORILLAS
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/280238029127469/ 

Sing-co September!!
Where: Cinco Passiones - Level 2, 47a Brisbane Street, Launceston
When: Sunday, 24th September from 6:45pm
Details: Open Mic music theatre cabaret evening and it's free at Cinco Passiones. Sing-co day that is footy theme song free. BYO sheet music or choose from our selection. Drew Burns, Amanda Caletti and Gerard Lane are your hosts!
Cost: Free entry
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/491520081211776/ 

Free Learn to Bowl Program
Where: Launceston Lanes, 20 Innocent Street, Kingsmeadows
When: Ongoing
Details: Learn to bowl with your friends over four easy lessons! Launceston Lanes is running FREE learn to bowl programs for people 16 and over. Each program runs for 4 weeks and includes 1 x 90-minute lesson per week with a qualified coach. Ball and shoes provided. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.
Cost: Free
Contact: For more information, or to check times of next available sessions, phone Launceston Lanes on 03 6344 9933. Or visit launcestonlanes.com.au

Some of the local gigs…

FREE Eight Ball games 
Where: Olde Tudor Hotel, Prospect
When: Friday evenings from 7.30pm 
Entry: Free Admission

Thunder Chiefs Rock the Horse 
Where: Harley Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 468a Westbury Road, Prospect
When: Saturday from 8:00pm - 11.00pm
Entry: Free Admission

Max Tilman Trio
Where: Tonic Bar at the Launceston Country Club
When: Friday from 9.00pm-late
Entry: Free

Grove FX
Where: Tonic Bar at the Launceston Country Club
When: Saturday from 9.00pm-late
Entry: Free

Jerome Hillier
Where: Water Garden Bar, Country Club Casino
When: Friday, from 7:00pm-10:00pm
Entry: Free

Hank Koopman & Donna Marie
Where: Water Garden Bar, Country Club Casino
When: Saturday, from 7:00pm-10:00pm
Entry: Free

Live Acoustic Entertainment
Where: Alchemy
When: Friday & Saturday, from 9pm till late
Entry: Free

Agent 99
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St
When: Friday from 11:00pm 
Cost: $5.00

Candyfeet
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St
When: Saturday from 11:00pm 
Cost: $5.00

Luke Parry
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St
When: Sunday from 11.00pm
Entry: $5.00

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