Garden Opening at Farnborough

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THE Students of Farnborough State School invite you to the grand launch of their Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden to be held in conjunction with national Organic Week.

Come along on Sunday, October 25, between 10am and 4pm. The garden will be officially opened by Tom Wyatt at 11am.

There will be cooking, organic growing and worm farm demonstrations. What hay bales can be used for, organic pest control, how you start a garden and how to propagate your own seeds will all be covered, so bring a picnic lunch or barbecue. Salads from the garden will be provided.

Birthdays

CITY Birthdays: Dawn Anderson, Belinda Mason-Vale.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Clarrie and May Proll and Campbell and Elke Dawson.

Larrikin Lyn

LARRIKIN Lyn believes that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

Book fair

THE Rotary Club of Yeppoon Australian Literacy Educators' Association (CQ Local Council) is holding its Book Fair this Saturday from 9am-3pm, at St Ursula's School Hall, Queen Street, Yeppoon. All proceeds go to the Rotary District 9570 project, "Books for Hospitalised Kids". Gold coin donation for door prize entry. There will be: fiction - westerns, science fiction, romance, thriller, murder mystery, adventure; non-fiction - religion, reference, biography, adventure, nature, poetry, humour; hobbies - sewing, gardening, home decorating, crafts, chess, sports; series - Reader's Digest (non-fiction and condensed fiction); assorted lifestyle magazines; children's books - years 0-16.

Book prices range from 10 cents to $10. Most are between $1 and $3 each. Half-price sale starts at 2pm. Unsold stock will be donated to Lifeline. Please bring your own bag to carry your purchases.

Cold drinks will be on sale throughout the day, courtesy of the members of the St Ursula's Interact Club and Social Justice Group.

Alley artists

WE'VE hijacked a Rockhampton alleyway and filled it with community art exhibitions, art installations and music. The Guerrilla Arts Alleyway Festival takes place on Saturday afternoon, October 24, at Quay Lane, next to the Heritage Tavern. The Alleyway Festival is a celebration of our community, highlighting the uniqueness of our urban environment and the wealth of local talented artists. One feature of the event will be Opening Night, an exhibition where artists have been asked to respond to a simple cardboard box. The finished works are returned through the mail and will be opened up during the Alleyway Festival. Spend a Saturday afternoon immersed in an alternative reality where art and music abound - Saturday, October 24, Heritage Tavern Alleyway, 1pm - 8pm. Entry into the Guerrilla Arts Alleyway Festival is $10. A licensed bar area will operate with a "no-ID, no-service" policy and all under-18 people must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

QCWA

QCWA Ambrose Branch will host a variety morning tea, at the Hall, 36 Gentle Annie Road, Ambrose today with the proceeds directed to the ongoing maintenance of the hall. There will be various fun games, entertainment, a "surprise" item, multi-draw raffle with high-value prizes, lucky door prize and a delicious and plentiful morning tea. The doors will open at 9.30am, with all comers receiving a "Thank You for Coming To Our Morning Tea" token. All are most welcome for a relaxed and enjoyable morning out. For more information please phone 4975 1132.

Display unit

SUNSET Ridge Retirement Village: Come along and view the lovely display unit and recreational hall at Sunset Ridge Retirement Village, 44 Svendsen Road, Zilzie on Sunday, October 25, from 10am - 2pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call Jenny Horn on 4925 4011.

In the pink

A PINK-Themed Morning Tea has been planned for Pink Ribbon Day on October 26 starting at 9. …