Valley welcomes New Year in style

RECOVERY of a different kind after Christmas will see a host of events in the Lockyer Valley for New Year celebrations.

Helidon will pay tribute to The Beatles with a loud British bang when Hopney Moffett will present The Beatles favourites in a night promising to be full of laughs, great music and nostalgia.

The evening kicks off at 8pm at the Helidon Community Centre in a fully licensed event with a light supper provided.

Break out the bowls for your best Beatles hairdo and warm up the voice box for the best-dressed Beatle or the best Beatle impersonator.

Roberson Coaches are leaving from the Toowoomba Transit Centre at 7pm for a $5 return trip to the event.

Tickets are available pre-purchase for $25 and $35 at the door and $15 for under-18s.

Call 0408 435 436 or visit Helidon Events on Facebook for more details.

If your thudding head has recovered, then you can also ring in the new year with Mr Thud at the Tarampa Hotel.

The four-piece heavy rock band is keen to play after the band's Lowood base was destroyed by floodwaters.

Band vocalist Caroline Bradley said the band was all about community and was seeking to keep the faith with loyal followers.

"We want to keep local as it was the community that rallied around and supported one another during the floods," she said.

The band has promised to back up their big claims of heavy music with a wall of speakers ready to rock.

For those with a quieter but no less adventurous night in mind, the 007 NYE Black Tie Gala at Spicers Hidden Vale may just fit the bill.

If you wish to 'Bond' with the past, the evening commences with pre-dinner martinis and canapés on the croquet lawn while you scope for other agents followed by a decadent three course meal inspired by 007 movie themes.

With beverages shaken not stirred served throughout the evening and dancing under the stars or schmoozing to live band Candy, agents may prefer to stay for the evening and partake of a recovery breakfast before honing their shooting skills on the clay target range or just lounging by the pool.

To book, call 1300 410 048. Dinner only tickets are available for $1990 for a table of 10. Book now.


Revealed: Regions major parties are most under pressure

Premium Content Revealed: Regions major parties are most under pressure

Analysis of the two leaders’ campaigns so far

Massive Laidley police operation nets dangerous drivers

Premium Content Massive Laidley police operation nets dangerous drivers

IF YOU’RE thinking about drinking and driving in the Lockyer Valley. Think again.

DRUG RAID: Laidley cops search multiple homes, eight charged

Premium Content DRUG RAID: Laidley cops search multiple homes, eight charged

A TEENAGER is among eight people charged during a series of drug raids across the...