2017 Proposed and Planned Events

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HOPE Quarterly Meetings, etc.

Schedule for 2016-2017:

DateMeeting
Saturday, 14 January 2017Planning meeting
Saturday, 11 February 2017 Ordinary Meeting
Saturday, 10 June 2017 Ordinary Meeting
Saturday, 9 September 2017Ordinary Meeting
Saturday, 11 November 2017AGM for 2016-2017
1st Ordinary meeting for 2017-2018



Community Forum program for 2017

A series of 5 community forums will be held at the Toowoomba City Library for these events. The forums will take place on the 3rd Saturday of February, April, June, August and October, between the hours of 12noon and 4pm. The 4 hours' time-slot allows for set-up of "information table" and/or "props", presentations, Q & A sessions plus meet and greet time.

DateTopic
18 February 2017An Introduction to Organic Gardening;
Organic Pest Control - Non-toxic preparations for insect & disease control;
and Healthy soils, healthy plants ... it's that simple!
22 April 2017 Maintaining Regional Heritage Values
17 June 2017Going Solar - On/Off Grid with battery storage
19 August 2017An Overview of Condamine Alliance (NRM / Landcare) - beginnings, current achievements and future plans
21 October 2017An afternoon with Jerry Coleby-Williams Jerry Coleby-Williams



Social events

Proposed dates and venues for BYO picnics:

DateEvent/Venue
Saturday 8 AprilQueens Park, East Toowoomba (off Margaret St, Toowoomba)
Saturday, 20 May, 10 amPresentation by Southern Beekeepers Assn - followed by picnic lunch
Saturday, 15 July, 11 am startPeacehaven Botanic Park & Nursery, 56 Kuhls Road, Highfields
Saturday, 16 September, 12 noonJapanese Gardens, USQ precinct (entrance of West St, Toowoomba)
Saturday, 18 November, 12 noonLaurel Bank Park, Herries St, Toowoomba



Community event engagements

HOPE will be providing information displays at:

DateEvent/Venue
Saturday 8 AprilNational Youth Week event Open Day at Redwood Park, Toowoomba
Sunday 28 MayLogan Eco Action Festival (Griffith University Logan Campus)
(see World Environment Day events - http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentday/)
Sunday 20 AugustToowoomba Languages & Cultures Festival (Queens Park, Toowoomba)
Wednesday 23 AugustU3A Toowoomba's Seniors Expo (HumeRidge Church of Christ,461-469 Hume St, Toowoomba)