Category Archives: Events

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220810: The Salvation Army – Food Market – Salvation Army Hall – Arthur Street – 10th August

Salvation Army
The market will be held on the second Wednesday of each month.
No market – July 2022.


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220813: Sculptures Outback – 13th August to 22nd October

Sculptures OutbackSculptures Out Back is happening again this year thanks to some wonderful sponsors! There is a total prize value of $39,000! Origin Energy, Upstream Operator for APLNG are sponsoring the Origin/APLNG Acquisitive Open Prize at a value of $20,000! Maranoa Regional Council are sponsoring the Acquisitive Local Artist Prize worth $10,000! The accounting firm, Hall Chadwick, is sponsoring the Emerging Artist Prize worth $5,000! Roma on Bungil Gallery is sponsoring the Emerging Artist Prize worth $2,000 and Roma Wire and Steel are sponsoring the Acquisitive Garden Seat Prize worth $2,000! So wonderful opportunities for sculptors from far and near!

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220813: Ironbark Raceway – Drags – 13th August

20 Years of Ironbark Raceway
 The South West Drag Racing Association (SWDRA) was formed in early 1994. In the following years the SWDRA held drag meetings at Mitchell, Surat and Roma Airports, as well as Linton St, Tiffin St and Barnard Road in Roma with a view to building an 1/8 mile track of its own. After years of hard work and fund raising, a track has been built, Ironbark Raceway, located 10 kilometres east of Roma.
Ironbark Raceway was built largely by a group of local drag racing enthusiasts with the support of local council, businesses and oil and gas exploration companies, an impressive achievement for a community of 6,500 people. The Queensland Government has also contributed $90,000 towards the build.
The drag strip includes a half mile run off, a return road and staging lanes. The raceway features a control tower equipped with computers, public address system and computerised starting lights and has excellent viewing from a huge spectator mound. There is also a Canteen and Bar onsite, Camping & Showers available for Competitors and Crew.


Where an event has commenced, no money will be refunded if the event has ceased due to adverse weather conditions or any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Ironbark Raceway.


2022 Drag calendar

For more information:


Facebook Group:   Ironbark Raceway

Website:  Ironbark Raceway

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220820: Cowboy Dressage Clinic Roma – 20th August

Cowboy Dressage Clinic: Roma
Interested in learning more about Cowboy Dressage and how to better your relationship with your horse, as well as your riding skills? This new and fun discipline is all about training and riding with a soft feel and kindness, benefitting both horse and rider mentally and physically.
Part of the philosophy of Cowboy Dressage is to educate and help horse people of all skill levels. .“We want people to experience ‘soft feel,’ sensitivity and awareness between horse and rider. That’s why the educational part of Cowboy Dressage is so important for us to teach and for people to experience. We invite riders from the very beginner to the highest level. Everyone and every horse is welcome!”
Children are welcome to attend and must be accompanied by an adult.
13 riding positions available.
We also have a Horsemanship and Introduction to Liberty Clinic on the 22nd and 23 rd of August, attend both clinics for the discounted price of $699
$380 (10% discount repeat clients) Includes morning tea and lunch both days.
$44 per day for fence-sitters includes lunch (family members not classed as fence-sitters if they are there to assist riders).
Meal tickets are available for non-clinic attendees at $22 per person. The ticket includes lunch – morning/afternoon teas for both days.
Campsites available $11 per person per night, Stalls available 11 per night (must be cleaned on departure or fee will be incurred)



Facebook event: Cowboy Dressage Clinic

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220820: Eva’s Place – Roma – Opening 20th August – 151 McDowall Street


 Eva’s Place will be opening their doors on Wednesday the 20th of August, and will be operating out of the Heart Church on 151 McDowall Street. We will be using these facilities us a temporary facility while our permanent facility is being renovated.


Eva’s Place is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting mums and mums to be with parenting support for a range of matters through pregnancy until bub is one year old. Dad’s are definitely most welcome also…

 Vulnerable local women need your support ❤️


Facebook Page: Eva’s Place Roma

Website: Eva’s Place


Phone: 1300 560 665


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220820: headspace Roma – 59 Arthur Street – Roma Con 20th August

Headspace Roma

Headspace Roma is a FREE and confidential service that helps young people in the Maranoa Region aged 12-25 with their mental health and well-being.

Location: 59 Arthur Street Roma

Facebook: headspace Roma

Website: headspace Roma


 The Hope Awakens Exhibition – Opening Night 1st August – On Display until 26th August
Opening Night - The Hope Awakens

Roma Con – 20th August

Roma con

Contact headspace for details

Thursday Night Gaming IS BACK!!!

Starting this week, Thursday Night Gaming is changing! Welcoming 16-25 year olds our gaming schedule will look like this:
1st Thursday of the Month is Magic the Gathering
2nd Thursday is Warhammer/Kill Team
3rd Thursday is D&D
4th & 5th Thursdays will be a random board or card game


August 20 – Roma Con 

The second ever pop culture conference in the SWQLD region!!! Get your cos-plays ready, start saving your cash, because Roma-Con is coming to town.
Long Live the King Baby!!!
7th September – Trivia Night

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220823: Sconetime Roma for Senior Citizens at the Roma Clay Target Club – 4th Tuesday of each month – 23rd August

Sconetime Roma will consist of a monthly social gathering of Senior Citizens, family and carers for morning tea. It is designed to reconnect seniors with each other on a regular basis.
It is proposed Sconetime Roma will initially take place in the Robinson Room at the Roma Clay Target Club on the fourth Tuesday each month, with the facility generously provided by the club free of charge.
Sconetime Roma will be in the form of a morning tea with savoury sausage rolls, jam and cream scones and tea and coffee provided by Bakearoma at no cost to Sconetime Roma.
A $5 entry fee will apply with pre purchased tickets, and surplus funds raised will go towards local senior citizen’s needs identified by those in attendance.
Guests will be encouraged to enjoy the social atmosphere and partake of morning tea from 9-30 to 11-30.
Please do not hesitate to call me or any of the below for further info. Regards,
Robert Nugent – 0428 768 482
Donna Nugent – 0427 462 507
Wendy Taylor – 0419 686 537
Helen Murphy – 0427 530 961
We are not a committee, just an interested group of people willing to help.


Facebook Page: Sconetime Roma

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220825: Mental Health First Aid Course – 24th and 25th August

Mental Health First Aid Roma-1


The Royal Flying Doctor Service, in conjunction with the Tackling Regional Adversity through Connected Communities program, is offering a free, catered, two-day Mental Health First Aid Course in Roma on 24 & 25 August with limited spaces.  Please find attached a flyer with all of the details and register your interest by  emailing Kelly Harms.

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