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Silos on track

September 23, 2014
Launceston businessman Errol Stewart is forging ahead with his Silo Hotel development, taking local aldermen on a tour of the 10-storey structure. A cost blowout forced the developer to revise his…

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1994 Prospect Leavers Reunion

20 year reunion for Prospect High School ’94 Leavers Saturday 18th October Begins: 7pm Location: Sporties (252 Charles Street Launceston) For further information please contact Dean on 0427 997 750 read more >

Actors needed!

Screen and media students of TasTafe, Alanvale Campus are in need of actors to complete their projects for the year. The films and web series will be shot from late September to early November. When complete the projects will be available online and some may… read more >

Perth Primary School Shopping Night

It’s on again, the Perth Primary School invites you to come along and shop. Grab a friend and enjoy an evening out! Do all your Christmas shopping in the one spot while enjoying a cuppa and some supper. The shopping night is a major fundraiser for the school… read more >

National Bandanna Day 2014

Celebrating 20 Years - National Bandanna Day is set to take place on Friday, October 31st 2014. Every year, another 23,000 young people have to deal with the challenge of cancer, whether it’s their own diagnosis or their parent, brother or sister. CanTeen… read more >

Meander Community Trivia Night

The Meander Community is hosting a Trivia Night for Josh Flowers – the current Fly Fishing Champion. This event will support his representation in the Australian Team competing in Bosnia in June 2015. Where: Meander Hall When: Friday October 17th Time 7:30pm… read more >

PCYC School Holiday Activities

At PCYC (a non for profit organisation) there are a range of activities to cater for everyone. These school holidays PCYC have a lot going on – the most popular being the indoor Rock Climbing wall! They will be running cheaper school holiday rates on their… read more >

Emergency REDiPlan Workshop

Seniors Week – Household preparedness for seniors Emergencies may not be something we think about every day, but they can strike at any time. In most cases, the effects may be short term, but in some circumstances, the effects of an emergency can last for a… read more >

Invermay Primary 125 Year Celebrations

Invermay Primary School 125 Year Celebrations Students, teachers and staff both past and present, are invited to the school to help celebrate the milestone Location: Invermay Primary (35-43 Mayne St. Invermay) Friday 14th November – 11am to 1pm Saturday 15th… read more >

Fashion Parade

Come along and bring some friends to see the latest fashions presented by Suzanee of Prospect Market Place This is being organised by the 4k Children’s Ward – L.G.H Auxiliary At the R.A.O.B Buffalo Lodge Hall, 11 Birch Avenue, Newstead 4th October – 1.30 for… read more >

Waverley Primary School Early Years Open Day

Location: Waverley Primary School (6 Naroo St. Waverley) Will be held on Friday 17th October in the Early Years Playground from 10.30-12.30 There will be lots of great activities, a jumping castle, free snacks and coffee available! Come along and find out… read more >

Lauceston North Uniting Market Day and Carboot Sale

Launceston North Uniting are holding a Market Day & Carboot Sale on Saturday 4th October from 9am-1pm Stall Holders are welcome Location: 128-132 George Town Road, Newnham For more information or to book a spot please contact Pru on 0438 355 635 Or email… read more >

The Veteran Car Club Spring Swap Meet

The Veteran Car Club Aust Tas are holding their Spring Swap Meet on Sunday September 28th at the Willis Street Car Park, Launceston next to the National Auto Museum. This is Tasmania’s premiere automotive swap meet so come along and buy or sell car parts,… read more >

'Laughter is the best Medicine' Tasmanian Comedy Tour

Comics on the Run will soon be delighting audiences on their inaugural Camp Quality ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ Tasmanian Tour, with a fantastic line-up of Australian Comedians. The hilarious Nelson Twins, finalists from Seven Networks hit show… read more >

Trista's Dance Station

Located at Trista’s Dance Station (in Pycsam) 50 Glen Dhu St A FREE dance program will run daily during the school holidays except on weekends Visit www.tristasdancestation.net.au for further information and to book! read more >

Garage sale / Market to raise funds for Lizzy Blanks

Garage sale / Market to raise funds / Sausage sizzle for Lizzy Blanks. A local lady whose daughter suffers a medical condition and frequently travels to Melbourne for treatment. On Saturday the 27th September 2014At the Launceston RSL Club, 313 Wellington St,… read more >

12 Noon Concert At Birralee Hall

12 Noon Concert At Birralee Hall, Birralee road Westbury, TAS 7303 Sunday 19th October Vintage Tractor display. Prize for best tractor cowboy. 25 Various local artists, including Bobby Young, Sandra Pearn and living on country. Prize for most popular artist… read more >


OVERLAND JACK 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 (65 km over 6 days). Jack, an 8 year old boy with cerebral… read more >

Run For A Wish (RFAW)

Run For A Wish (RFAW) RFAW is a 6.4km Charity Fun Run/Walk aimed at securing participation from all levels of the community, and a 400m Aurora Dash for children under 12 years. Run for a Wish is not about the elite runner. It is about encouraging family and… read more >

Mummy's Made it Market

Saturday October 4th , 10AM - 2PM Salvation Army, 111 Elizabeth Street ,Launceston Gold coin entry, Lucky door prizes to be won Mummy Made It Markets are a well-known brand and well established in Tasmania, people flock along and know what to expect. There… read more >

Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale Waverley Primary School, 6 Naroo St, Waverley TAS 7250 10am – 2pm 25th October 2014 BBQ, Refreshments and Cake Stall. Book now. Only $10 (non-refundable). Ph. 63391455 NOW to book your space! read more >

'A Night in Paris' Gala Dinner and Auction

The evening will be held Saturday 18th October at 6.30pm to raise much needed funds for the New Horizons Club – providing sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability. Come along for an amazing evening with show stopping entertainment Don’t… read more >

Prostate Cancer Info and Support Sessions

Prostate Cancer Info and Support Sessions Five informative sessions delivered by cancer specialists and other health professionals. Learn about prostate cancer, treatment and self-management options with useful practical advice. Find out about support… 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 >

Baby & Kids Market

Baby & Kids Market Saturday 22nd November 2014 St Albies Hall, 46 Margaret street, Launceston Start Time: 9am End Time: 12pm Market selling good quality second hand baby and kids goods, great chance for local mums and dads to buy clothes, toys and other baby… 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 >

Archers on Van Diemens 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 >

1984 Queechy High school reunion

1984 Queechy High School Leavers Reunion. To be held on the 4th October at Hotel Launceston, Brisbane Street Launceston. Starting at 7pm. $30 per person includes finger food. Come along and share some stories and catch up with one another. for more… read more >

Teenage fashion awards

The Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards (AATFA) has been an annual event for Apex Australia over the past 20 years. In conjunction with secondary schools throughout Australia, Apex provides students with the opportunity to design manufacture and model their… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Girls Day Out

Girls Day Out Girls Day Out is Tasmania’s largest female lifestyle expo and is this year coming to Launceston, to be held at Albert Hall, 25 October 2014, 10am - 4pm. With fashion shows, Q&A forums, cooking demonstrations, live music and more than 80… 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 >