2022 SAMFORD & SURROUNDS ARTS TRAIL every weekend in June

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If you wish to know more – visit the Creative Samford Website 2022 Arts Trail – Creative Samford for a copy of the Trails booklet, which lists the wonderful diversity of arts studios and exhibition locations around the Samford Valley. Most will be open for both the Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of June. If you’d like to get images of artists in their studios, either with their work as possible portrait subjects, or working with materials if set up at the time of your visit, be sure to ask, as most of the artists will be happy to oblige you. Just mention my name (Dianne Hodge) if any issues, as most of the artists know me.

As I am a founding member of Creative Samford and also one of the catalysts for getting the trails off the ground 8 years ago, I can vouch for the wonderful time to be had visiting people’s spaces to view high quality and very creative work. Some of the spaces are shared so you can see more than one artist at the 26 locations if you have limited time. (Eg. The Good Egg Gallery). I’ve been documenting the event photographically every year, however another lady is going to do this for the group this year as I will be away for a portion of the month. Well worth your time to make the effort – perhaps organize an outing with a couple of other members of a lovely day out. The drive across the valley is very enjoyable as mostly rural, and there are a variety of quality coffee stops both in Samford and Dayboro for cuppa breaks.

Trails Booklet: 2022 Arts Trail – Creative Samford

Model Railway Open Day

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Families and model railway enthusiasts are invited to come and see our model railway layouts in action at our Brendale clubhouse.

Watch passenger and freight trains wind their way along 600 metres of railway track through miniature towns, tunnels, bridges and scenery, on our double-deck HO and N scale layouts.

See our G gauge live-steam garden railway, and check out our workshops and other club facilities.

Gold Coin donation

20 Terrence Rd, Brendale 4500  View map


Couple of Whats on in May

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Pacific Airshow Gold Coast


Skylighter Fireworks 8th May Howard Smith Wharves approx time between 8 pm and 8.40.  This was found on Brisbane photography Group.



Flotsom Festival GC 4th to 14th May


The Great RMCQ Model Railway – Open Day and Buy & Sell day

The Great RMCQ Model Railway – Open Day and Buy & Sell day


Gallipoli Barracks Open Day