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Bramble Bites

Story: Brooke Jacobson
Published On : Mar 20, 2024
Get composting 
Learn all about the magic of compost at a Compost 101 Workshop. Reduce food waste in landfill and help your garden at the same time, with all the hints and tips from a Brisbane City Council certified Master Composter. The workshop will be held on Saturday, 20 April at 3pm at the Gumbuya Community Garden, next door to the Sandgate PCYC in Kempster Street. Cost is a $5 cash donation on arrival.

Please register by April 14 by emailing

Bring the police beat to you
Northside residents can now put in a request to “bring the beat” to their suburb. The mobile police beat is like a police station on wheels, where community members can visit and seek advice and support from officers. They can be strategically deployed at short notice where needed most, responding to changes in crime, trends, and community concerns.

You can apply to bring the beat to your area, by submitting a form online at

Local sports stars on the rise
St Patrick’s College Year 12 student Zac Leggett has been selected for the Australian Baseball U18 squad travelling to Florida in October. Zac is the only Queensland pitcher to be selected. He was chosen for his outstanding performance playing in the Queensland team at the Australian Youth Championships which were held in Sydney in January, and from his stats playing for his club this season. Well done, Zac!

And from Sandgate District State High School, Year 12 student Shesscintle took to the international stage with the Australian team, NOVA, in the senior elite 12 division for synchronised ice skating. The first competition took place in Dumfries, Scotland, where Shesscintle and her team achieved a remarkable feat, securing a gold medal and clinching the top spot on the podium.

Continuing their journey, they travelled to Rouen, France, for the second competition, where their stellar performance earned them a respectable 5th place finish. Well done to Shesscintle and her team!

Meet your wildlife neighbours
Get up close and personal with some of our local wildlife on Sunday, 14 April at the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre. From 11am to noon, join a wildlife expert as they introduce you to amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds. Learn more about these unique Australian animals and how you can help your wildlife neighbours. Suitable for all ages, all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Please wear a wide-brimmed hat, sun-smart clothing, and sunscreen. And please BYO drinking water and a snack.

To book your free place, search for Meet Wildlife Neighbours.

Art from a galaxy far, far away …
May the Fourth be with you, art lovers! Et Al Gallery and Studio are hosting a Costumed Life Drawing Class with a Star Wars theme on May 4. Life drawing sessions are suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced and are a great way to learn how to draw the human form with props and clothing. Please bring your sketchbook and drawing implements (pencils, charcoal, sharpeners, erasers etc) and your sense of fun! The class will be held May 4 from 6pm to 8pm at the Et Al Gallery, 10 Fifth Avenue Sandgate. Cost is $30.

To book your place, go to