Living in Brisbane, April 2015 Edition

Uncover our wartime history
Meet one of the friendly Brisbane Greeters to uncover Brisbane’s wartime
history and commemorate the sacrifices made by Australian service men
and women.
Marking the upcoming ANZAC Centenary, Brisbane Greeters will explore
this spirit on a ‘Wartime and The American Chapter’ tour. Recognising
the sacrifices made by Australians in conflicts from the Boer War to
Vietnam, you will be guided to a number of significant memorials including
Anzac Square, which has recently undergone phases one and two of a
$13 million refurbishment.
To book a free Brisbane Greeters tour, visit
7 April Stretchband pilates –
beginner to intermediate levels,
1-2pm, Grenier Park, FREE
9, 16, 23 & 30 April Moorooka
Walkers – medium-fast paced
walk, 6pm, Meet outside JS
Dance Studio, FREE
11 April Adventure walk and
clay creations – Growing Older
and Living Dangerously (GOLD),
2-4pm, Ken Fletcher Park, to
book call 0411 246 487, $5
14 April Fairy Poppilina: the
storytelling fairy – for ages 2-5,
2-3pm, Mt Ommaney Library,
to book call 3403 8888, FREE
Buddha Birth Day Festival
Come along and enjoy the largest Buddha Birth Day Festival in
the world, being held at South Bank Parklands from 1-3 May.
Now in its 19th year, this free three-day event is an enticing mix of
vegetarian food, market stalls, cultural displays and performances.
Celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha, the founder
of Buddhism who lived from 563BC to 483BC, the festival has been
visited by more than two million people.
There will be cooking demonstrations, a Dragon Boat regatta, arts and
craft demonstrations, and a fireworks spectacular to close the festival. A
range of free talks and meditation classes will also be held on Saturday
2 May and Sunday 3 May at the Queensland Conservatorium.
For a full program of events, visit
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001
Every effort is made to ensure that
information is correct at time of printing
17 April Comic workshop with
Phil Judd – draw your own
Manga style monster, for ages
6-12, 10.30-11.30am, Sunnybank
Hills Library, to book call
3403 8888, FREE
26 April ANZAC
Commemoration Picnic,
Bandstand Lawn, Brisbane
Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha,
11am-3pm, FREE
28 April ANZAC Centenary
family history workshop:
Australia and World War I,
10am-12 noon, Inala Library,
to book call 3403 8888, FREE
For more information visit
or call (07) 3403 8888
© Brisbane City Council 2015