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TOP THINGS TO DO IN TOWNSVILLE THIS FEBRUARY

TOP THINGS TO DO IN TOWNSVILLE THIS FEBRUARY

Mamma Mia!

When: Thursday 30th January – Saturday 8th February
Where: Townsville Civic Theatre
More info: www.ticketlink.com.au

Jam packed with musical hits of Abba, this stage spectacular will have you singing along as you join a young woman on her quest to find her real father, just in time to walk her down the aisle. Book now for the feel-good musical experience of 2020, brought to you by the Townsville Choral Society.

Parent Information Session: Triple P Overview

When: Tuesday 4th February, 9.30am – 10.30am
Where: CityLibraries Aitkenvale, 4 Petunia St
More info: www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

As we all know, it’s rewarding and enjoyable to be a parent, but certainly not always easy. Raising the next generation can be demanding, frustrating and exhausting.

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program aims to support parents to raise well-adjusted children. This session gives an overview of the principles, recommended for all families. Free, but bring your medicare card for Queensland Health.

Cowboys Community Day

When: Friday 7th February, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Training Field, Cowboys HQ
More info: www.cowboys.com.au

Cowboys Community Day is back, and it’ll be the first opportunities for fans and members to greet the 2020 squad before the season begins. There will be a player signing session, live music by IRAR, amusements for the kids, a free sausage sizzle, giveaways, memberships, new merch on sale and more.

Lonely Hearts Valentine’s Day Sale

When: Saturday 8th – Saturday 22nd February, open 9.30am – 3.30pm weekdays and 9.30am – 2.00pm Saturday (closed Sundays).
Where: Animal Care and Adoption Centre, 69 Tompkins Rd, Shaw
More info: www.townsville.qld.gov.au/animals

Be my Valentine, meow and pawever. Townsville City Council is hosting a 50 percent off sale for all dogs and cats that have been at the facility for 30 days or more. If you’re looking for a new furry friend to join the family, now is the perfect time.

Family Fun Day

When: 15th February, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Where: Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
More info: www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Head over to Perc Tucker Regional Gallery for their FREE family fun day! There will be free art making activities for families, all materials provided. Drop in for five minutes or for the entire two hours!

Shake the Rainbow – 3Doodler Pen Workshops

When: Thursday 27th February – Sunday 1st March
Where: Stockland Townsville
More info: www.stockland.com.au

Shake the Rainbow is all about fun, creativity, multi-sensory experiences encouraging the community to unleash their inner artist. Visit the vibrant colour hub, decorate your own donut, have a mini makeover, create an acrylic painting and use the 3Doodler Pen to draw in 3D.

Stockland Townsville is offering PakMag readers an opportunity to be one of the first to experience the 3Doodler Pen workshops on the 27th and 28th of February! Keep an eye on the PakMag Townsville Facebook page for your chance to WIN first access to these awesome workshops!

Sleeping Beauty

When: Thursday 19th March, 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Where: Townsville Civic Theatre
More info: www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Princess Aurora is dancing with four princes on her 16th birthday when she pricks her finger on a needle hidden in a bouquet of flowers and falls into a deep sleep.

Moscow Ballet La Classique returns to Townsville with the beloved fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. This dance spectacular is one that ballet lovers of all ages are sure to enjoy.

Battle of the Brains

When: Friday 27th March, from 6.00pm
Where: Brothers Leagues Club Townsville
More info: www.thepyjamafoundation.com

The Pyjama Foundation aims to change the direction of the lives of children in foster care with learning, life skills and confidence.
Gather a team of friends, family or colleagues and get ready to flex your knowledge. It’s all about finding out who is the smartest while raising funds for a good cause. There will be a prize for the best dressed – pyjamas are encouraged!

2020 Townsville North Queensland Games

When: Thursday 9th – Monday 13th April
Where: Various locations around Townsville
More info: www.nqsports.com.au

The North Queensland Games is the largest multi-sport event in regional Australia, held biennially, this year in Townsville. There will be over 30 sports to choose from including netball, powerlifting, swimming, tenpin bowling, tennis, equestrian, BMX, gymnastics, karting and more. An estimated 4000 plus participants to be involved. The official opening ceremony will be held on Thursday 9th April.

WHAT'S ON IN CAIRNS THIS FEBRUARY

WHAT’S ON IN CAIRNS THIS FEBRUARY

SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY

Sports Sign-On

Also runs on 2nd, 8th and 9th February
Mount Sheridan Plaza
www.mtsheridanplaza.com.au
10.00am / Free / Family

Water Polo – Crater Lake Series
Lake Barrine
Fb Cairns Water Polo
9.00am / Free / Family

Cairns Airport Chinese New Year Street Festival
Grafton St, Cairns City
www.cadcai.org.au
4.00pm / Free / Family

Greta Stanley (w/ full band) Hometown Show
Laneway Green
www.moshtix.com.au
6.00pm / $17.34 / Family

Introduction to Essential Oils
Oile’s Essentials
www.mydoterra.com/oilesessentials
10.00am / Free / Family

SUNDAY 2 FEBRUARY

Dumpling Making Workshop
Stockland Cairns
www.eventbrite.com.au
1.00pm / Free / Family

MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY

Space+Place: Street Soccer
Guginy Reserve, Manunda
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
3.30pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: Movere Dance
ARC Disability
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
4.00pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: Strong Families
Mooroobool Hub
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
4.00pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: Reading Matters
Manoora Centre
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
3.00pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Come & Try Mums n’ Bubs Fitness Classes
Runs until 6 February
Nurtured Fitness
www.nurturedfitness.com
Various times / Free / Mums & Bubs

TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY

Space+Place: Active Sports
Jensen St Park, Manoora
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
4.00pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

WEDNESDAY 5 FEBRUARY

Space+Place: Skateboarding
Shang Park, Mooroobool
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
4.30pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: Basketball
118 Murray St, Manoora
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
5.00pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: Hip Hop Music and Dance
Cairns West School, Manunda
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
2.30pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Free Parent Workshop – Little People, Big Worries
Every Family – Cassowary Coast
www.vpginc.com.au
10.00am / Free / Family

Sign On / Come and Try Night
Atherton International Club
Fb Atherton Touch Football
5.30pm / Free / Family

THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY

Lantern Decorating Workshop
Stockland Cairns
www.stockland.com.au
2.30pm / $5 / Family

Space+Place: Karate Kids
Balaclava School
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
2.45pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: Active Sports
Raintrees Shopping Centre
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
4.00pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: Netball
Shang Park, Mooroobool
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
4.30pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY

Alteouise DeVaughn – In My Life
Runs until 8 February
The Clink Theatre
www.clinktheatre.com.au
7.30pm / $25-35 / Family

Chinese New Year Lantern Festival
Chinese Friendship Gardens
www.cadcai.org.au
5.00pm / Free / Family

Space+Place: Tennis Hot Shots
Shang Park, Mooroobool
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
2.45pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: AFL
Shang Park, Mooroobool
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
4.00pm / Free (registration required) / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: Deadly Running and Walking
Murray St Park, Manoora
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
5.00pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

Space+Place: Volleyball
Also runs on 9th February
Plaza Palms, Manunda
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
5.30pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY

The Beautiful Girls
Tanks Arts Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
6.30pm / $37-42 / 18+ Yrs

Marty Sheargold
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
8.00pm / $44.90-49.90 / 15+ Yrs

Fork for the Fires
Stratford Soccer Grounds
Fb Cairns On A Fork
3.00pm / $5 / Family

Totally Workwear Cairns Race Day
Cannon Park Racecourse
www.cairnsjockeyclub.com.au
11.00am / $10 / Family

Lunchbox Favourites – Kids Cooking Class
Modern Pantry
www.modernpantry.com.au
2.00pm / $48.56 / 6+ Yrs

SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY

2020 Come & Try AFL Day
Centrals Juniors AFL Club
www.centralsjuniorsaflclub.tidyhq.com
10.00am / Free / Family

Space+Place: OzTag
Shang Park, Mooroobool
www.cairns.qld.gov.au
4.00pm / Free / 6-17 Yrs

MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY

Morning Melodies – The Swingin’ Martinis
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
11.00am / $20 / Family

WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY

International Ocean Film Tour Vol.6
Event Cinemas Cairns Central
www.eventcinemas.com.au
7.00pm / Check Website / Family

Free Parent Workshop – Early Communication
Every Family – Cassowary Coast
www.vpginc.com.au
9.30am / Free / Family

THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY

The Switch – Live
Mystery Adventure Cairns
www.findtheswitch.com
5.00pm / $40 / 13+ Yrs

FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY

Future Stars Dance Comp
Location TBC
www.futurestarsdancecomp.com.au
8.00am / Check Website / Family

SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY

Cairns Biggest Sign On Day
Cairns Convention Centre
www.bigsignonday.com
10.00am / Free / Family

True Vibenation
Tanks Arts Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
6.30pm / $34-40 / 18+ Yrs

FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY

CBWC Business & Bubbles + AGM
Harbourside Bar & Kitchen
www.cbwc.org.au
5.30pm / $40-45 / 18+ Yrs

Wife after Death
Runs until 29 February
Rondo Theatre
www.ticketlink.com.au
7.00pm / $26.25-$31.50 / Family

Bushfire Band-Aid Mini Festival
Runs until 22 February
Atherton Golf Club
Fb Bring Back Rock n Roll in Far North Queensland
3.00pm / $30 / Family

SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Kenfrost Homes Challenge | NQ Cowboys Vs Brisbane Broncos
Barlow Park
www.ticketlink.com.au
4.00pm / $10-60 / Family

SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY

World Travel Expo – Cairns
Cairns Convention Centre
www.travelexpo.net.au
9.00am / Free / Family

Rare Disease Day Fun Run & Walk 2020
Fun Ship Playground
www.rarefriends.org
8.30am / $5-15 / Family

TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY

Mark Dodge Motoring Race Day
Cannon Park Racecourse
www.cairnsjockeyclub.com.au
12.00pm / $10 / Family

FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY

C.W. Stoneking
Tanks Arts Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
6.30pm / $30-35 / Family

Carl Barron – Skating Rink for Flies
Runs until 1st March
Cairns Convention Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
8.00pm / $79.90 / 18+ Yrs

SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY

Leap for 130 Years Fundraiser
St Monica’s College
www.stmonicas.qld.edu.au
5.45pm / $35-60 / Adults

The Necks
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
7.00pm / $38-42 / Family

Leap Year Celebrations
Cairns Esplanade Fun Ship Playground
www.parkrun.com/cairns
7.00am / Check Website / Adults

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TUESDAY 3 MARCH

10cc – The Things We Do For Love Tour
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
6.30pm / $69.90 – $99.90 / Family

SATURDAY 7 MARCH

The Ironing Maidens – A Soap Opera
Tanks Arts Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
6.30pm / $10.50-15.75 / Family

Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
www.ticketlink.com.au
7.00pm / $24-34 / Family

Japan Day of Hope 2020
Edge Hill State School
Fb Japan Day of Hope
11.00am / Free / Family

TUESDAY 10 MARCH

CBWC International Women’s Day Lunch
Pullman Cairns International
www.cbwc.org.au
11.00am / $59-79 / Adults

TUESDAY 17 MARCH

The 91-Storey Treehouse
Cairns Performing Arts Centre
www.cairnsperformingartscentre.com.au
10.00am, 12.00pm and 6.00pm / $17.85 / Family

TOP THINGS TO DO IN CAIRNS THIS FEBRUARY

TOP THINGS TO DO IN CAIRNS THIS FEBRUARY

Sports Sign On 2020

When: 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th February, 10.00am – 2.00pm daily
Where: Mount Sheridan Plaza
More info: www.mtsheridanplaza.com.au/events

Which sport are your kids playing this year? If you’re not sure yet, head over to Mount Sheridan Plaza’s Sports Sign On 2020. Spanning across four separate days, this is a great opportunity for families to check out some of the many clubs throughout the Cairns region under one (air-conditioned) roof.

Attention all Sporting Clubs: participate in the Sports Sign On 2020 and you could win one of three $1000 CASH Sponsorships!

Stockland Lunar New Year Workshops

When: 2nd February, 1.00pm – 1.30pm
When: 6th February, 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: Lantern Lane, Stockland Cairns
More info: www.eventbrite.com.au

To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rat, Stockland Cairns has organised some exciting workshops. Head over on the 2nd of February to learn how to make your own delicious dumplings in the hands-on dumpling making workshop (free, but bookings required). Don’t miss the lantern decorating workshop on the 6th of February (lanterns $5 each, no bookings required).

Bring your decorated lantern to the Chinese Friendship Gardens on Friday 7th February at 5.30pm to the Centenary Lakes Festivities to set it afloat.

Fork for the Fires

When: Saturday 8th February, 3.00pm – 9.00pm
Where: Stratford Soccer Grounds
More info: Fb Cairns On A Fork

Head down to the Stratford Soccer Grounds to enjoy some delicious nibbles for a good cause. There will be a variety of food vans, live music, kids’ entertainment, a licensed bar and much more. Entry will be $5 per person (kids under five free) with proceeds going to those affected by the bushfires.

AFL Cairns Juniors Come & Try Day

When: Sunday 9th February, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Where: Your local club – see below
More info: www.aflcairns.com.au

AFL Cairns Juniors will hold a free Come & Try Day at eight local Football Clubs across the Cairns and Port Douglas Region. Come and try the game everyone is playing.

Local Clubs are Cairns Hawks – Cazalys Stadium, North Cairns – Watsons Oval, Cairns City Lions – Holloways Beach Sporting Complex, Port Douglas – The Croc Pit, Centrals Trinity Beach – Crathern Park, Pyramid Power – Power Park, Cairns Saints – Griffiths Park, South Cairns – Fretwell Park.

The 91-Storey Treehouse

When: Tuesday 17th March, 10.00am, 12.00pm and 6.00pm
Where: Cairns Performing Arts Centre
More info: www.ticketlink.com.au

Andy and Terry’s Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 stories! It now has a deserted desert island, whirlpool and a giant spider. However, Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the treehouse, and they don’t want to play quietly. Can Andy, Terry and Jill master this babysitting challenge, and what does the mysterious Madam Know-It-All really want? Will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

Find out on the 17th March. Children aged six to 12 and their adults alike will love this wild, weird and wonderful play.

Boy & Bear ‘Suck On Light Tour’

When: Thursday 26th – Friday 27th March, 6.30pm
Where: Tanks Arts Centre
More info: www.ticketlink.com.au

Since their position in the music industry was firmly cemented in 2011 after their debut album Moonfire reached platinum, they won five ARIA awards and saw three songs make it to triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2011, among many more wins over the years.

Boy & Bear are excited to share their new album Suck On Light with audiences across Australia, including Cairns. This is an 18+ show.

TOP THINGS TO DO IN MACKAY THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

TOP THINGS TO DO IN MACKAY THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

Porters STIHL Family Day

When: Saturday 9th November from 9.00am
Where: Porters Mitre 10 Mackay, Cnr Brisbane & Gordon St, Mackay
More info: www.porterscando.com.au

Your Local Porters Mitre 10 is the region’s newest destination for STIHL garden power tools. They’re celebrating with a grand opening family day at the Mackay Store! Head on over for live STIHL product demos, get prepared for storm season, enjoy a sausage sizzle, jumping castle and much more.

Porters will also be hosting Christmas Craft Activities on Wednesday 18th December and Friday 20th December from 10.30am – 11.30am. Cost is $10 per child, bookings required.


Needleworx Christmas Class

When: December School Holidays
Where: Needleworx Mackay, 118 Sams Rd, Mackay
More info: www.needleworx.com.au

Looking for something for the kids to do this festive season? Sign them up for Needleworx’s awesome Diamond Dotz Christmas class. Get creative, have fun and get into the festive spirit, and take your creation home at the end of the class. Get in touch with Needleworx to enquire about this awesome Christmas activity.


New Year’s Eve

When: Tuesday 31st December, 6.00pm – midnight
Where: Bluewater Quay, 10 River St, Mackay
More info: www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Kick off 2020 under the stars by the riverside and welcome in the New Year in the beautiful Mackay. There will be markets, rides, food stalls, free face painting and more.

Baby Shark will get things swimming with live performances at 6.00pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm, with some talented local stars lighting up the stage between your doo-doo-doo’s. Don’t forget to stick around for the spectacular fireworks display at 9.00pm and midnight.


Stable on the Strand

When: Wednesday 18th December – Sunday 22nd December, 5.30pm – 9.30pm daily
Where: Strand Park, North Ward
More info: www.stableonthestrand.com

North Queensland’s Christmas Festival, Stable on the Strand, will be an amazing place for families to relax, have fun and experience Christmas in story, song and festivity. 1,000 volunteers will join together to bring the event to over 40,000 guests from Townsville, North Queensland, Australia and the world.

See Shepherds minding their sheep, wise men and their camels, King Herod and his soldiers and of course Mary, Joseph and a real baby Jesus. Children will love dress-ups, hammering nails at the carpenter’s workshop and ‘fishing’ in the pond.
New this year is a fabulous Puppet Show sharing the Christmas story in a most unique way. Stable on the Strand is a FREE event.

WHAT'S ON IN MACKAY THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

WHAT’S ON IN MACKAY THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER

140th Celebration
Glenella State School
Fb Glenella State School
4.30pm / Free / Family

Practically Perfect – The Music of Julie Andrews
MECC
www.themecc.com.au
11.00am / $13.50-$15 / Family

Jack-O’-Lantern Parade
Ron Searle Park
Fb Orchard Heights Homeowner’s Association
5.30pm / Free / Family


SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER

Santa Arrival Show
Caneland Central
www.canelandcentral.com.au
9.00am / Free / Family

Santa Photos
Runs until 24 December
Caneland Central
www.canelandcentral.com.au
Check Website for times and pricing / Family

The BeachBoyz
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
8.00pm / $35-$45 / Family


SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER

Car Boot Sale and Free Community Breakfast
Flourish Mackay
Fb Flourish Mackay
7.30am / Free / Family

The Highwaymen, Outlaws of Country
MECC
www.themecc.com.au
1.30pm / $28-$60 / Family


TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER

Melbourne Cup Race Day
Ooralea Racecourse
www.mackaytickets.com.au
10.00am / Check Website / Adults

Melbourne Cup
The Dispensary
Fb The Dispensary Mackay
11.30am / $48.56-$69.66 / Adults

Melbourne Cup
Souths Leagues Club
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
9.00am / Check Website / Family

Melbourne Cup
Harrup Park Country Club
Fb Harrup Park
11.00am / $49 / Adults

Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Magpies Sporting Club Mackay
Fb Magpies Sporting Club Mackay
11.00am / $69-$79 / Adults


FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER

Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Whitsunday Sailing Club
www.airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com.au
9.30pm / Check Website / 18+ Yrs

Birth Information Night
Lanai Riverside Apartments
Fb Ignite Your Glow Hypnobirthing
5.30pm / Free / Family

Dogs on Parade at RSTM
Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market
Fb Greater Whitsundays Farmers’ Market
5.00pm / Check Website / Family

Norfair 2019
St Joseph’s Church North Mackay
Fb St Joseph’s Church North Mackay
5.00pm / Free / Family

Brittany Elise, Something Else Tour
MECC North Foyer
www.themecc.com.au
7.30pm / $25-$35 / Family


SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER

Christmas Fair
Victoria Park State School
Fb Victoria Park State School – P&C Association
5.00pm / Free / Family


THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER

Fitzgerald Spectacular Concert
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
6.00pm / Check Website / Family


FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER

Twilight Christmas Markets
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School
www.sfxmrok.catholic.edu.au
5.00pm / Free / Family

Share the Dignity – Donate a pre-loved bag with toiletries
Caneland Central
www.canelandcentral.com.au
Daily / Free / Family


SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

St Patrick’s Fair
River St, Mackay
4957 6767
6.00pm / Free / Family

Kids TRY-Triathlon
Bluewater Lagoon
www.tri-activ8.com.au
8.00am / $10 / Family

Showcase Gala 2019
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
6.00pm / $18-$43 / Family


TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER

Keeping Baby Cool, Travelling & Socialising
Mackay Women’s Centre
Fb Mackay Group Australian Breastfeeding Association
10.00am / Free / Family


THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Mumlife Community Meet
Kidz Life Play Centre
Fb Mumlife Stickers
10.00am / $4-$5 / Family


FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER

Dance, Dance, Dance 2019
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
6.00pm / $27-$44 / Family

Ruthless, The Musical Comedy
Ocean International
Fb Mackay Musical Comedy Players Inc.
7.00pm / $60 / Adults


SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER

Mackay Woodturners Christmas
Runs until 24 November
Snow Wright Court
Fb Mackay Woodturners Club
9.00am / Free / Family


SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Kids Afternoon at the Movies
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
3.00pm / Free / Family

Sensitive Santa Photos
Caneland Central
www.canelandcentral.com.au
8.00am / Check Website / Family

Abundance Day: Pumpkin Feast
Whitsunday Organic Community Gardens
www.whitsundayocg.org.au
10.00am / Free / Family

Let’s Dance 2019
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
10.00am and 2.30pm / Check Website / Family


FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER

The Beggars Christmas Favourites
MECC
www.themecc.com.au
11.00am / $13.50-15 / Family


SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER

Breakfast with Santa
Mount Pleasant Centre
www.mountpleasantcentre.com.au
8.30am / $5 / Family

Dynamite Dancing 2019
MECC Auditorium
Fb Roby Rogers School of Dancing
6.00pm / Check Website / Family


SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER

Kasey Chambers – The Captain 20th Anniversary Tour
MECC Plenary Halls
www.themecc.com.au
7.30pm / $52-$72.65 / Family

It’s Showtime 2019
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
10.00am and 3.00pm / Check Website / Family

All About The Gut Workshop
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
9.00am / $30 / Adults


TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER

Souths Christmas Kids Toys & Hamper Giveaway
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
www.southsmackay.com.au
6.00pm / Free / Family


FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

Loose Ends – International Day for People with a Disability
MECC North Foyer
www.themecc.com.au
6.30pm / Check Website / Family


SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

4MK’s Carols in the City
Bluewater Quay
www.4mk.com.au
3.00pm / Free / Family

Shop & Drop Childminding Service
Caneland Central (Next to Santa)
www.canelandcentral.com.au
10.00am / Free first half hour, $5/30min after / Family

Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
2.00pm and 7.30pm / $15-$44 / Family


SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER

Breakfast with Santa
Whitsunday Plaza
www.whitsundayplaza.com.au
8.30am / $5 / Family


MONDAY 9 DECEMBER

That’s Entertainment 2019
Runs until 10 December
MECC Auditorium
www.themecc.com.au
6.30pm / $18-$45 / Family


THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER

Tummy Time Class
Move and Play Paediatric Therapy
Fb Move and Play Paediatric Therapy
9.15am / Check Facebook / 0-6 Months


SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER

Legoland Day
Souths Leagues Club
www.southsmackay.com.au
9.00am / $2 / Family

The Handmade Expo Market Mackay
PCYC Mackay
Fb The Handmade Expo NQ
9.00am / Free / Family


TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER

Weaning, Breastfeeding & Fertility
Mackay Women’s Centre
Fb Mackay Group Australian Breastfeeding Association
10.00am / $2 / Family


WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER

Stable on the Strand
Runs until 22 December
The Strand, Townsville
www.stableonthestrand.com.au
5.30pm / Free / Family


FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER

Farm to City Christmas Twilight Market
Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market
www.greaterwhitsundayfood.org.au
4.00pm / Free / Family


SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER

Hawaiian Christmas Race Day
Ooralea Racecourse
www.mackaytickets.com.au
11.00am / $5-60 / Family


WEDNESDAY 25 DECEMBER

Christmas Lunch
Magpies Sporting Club
www.magpiesmackay.com.au
12.00pm / $59.99-109.99 / Family


SUNDAY 29 DECEMBER

Kids Afternoon at the Movies
Souths Leagues Club Mackay
Fb Souths Leagues Club Mackay
3.00pm / Free / Family


TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER

1920s New Years Eve Party
Hotel Mackay
Fb Hotel Mackay
8.30pm / Free / Family

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Bluewater Quay
www.themecc.com.au
6.00pm / Free / Family

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MACKAY THIS WEEK?

Looking for some things to do with your kids in Mackay this week? We’ve got the ultimate round up for you.

Cocktail Lounge – Fashion Week Mackay

  • Friday, October 9, at 7pm
  • Harrup Park, tickets sales close Wednesday, October 7 at 4.30pm

The second component of the inaugural Fashion Week Mackay line up, the Cocktail Lounge event will be the social event of the year for Mackay’s young and fashionable. Guests will congregate in Mackay’s newest function centre for the red carpet event and be served a selection of decadent canapés and cocktails from a skilled Mixologist. Internationally acclaimed Fashion Designer and Fashion Week Mackay Ambassador Jason Chetcuti will be judging the fashions of the night, with the winner receiving a $1000 shopping spree. Purchase tickets at the MECC box office or on their website now to avoid disappointment.

Falun Gong meditation and relaxation sessions

  • Saturday, October 10, at 9am – 11am
  • Tropical Sun Garden Lawn, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Falun Gong offers you relaxation, meditation and inner peace and health through movement. You’re invited to come along and experience a session in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic Gardens.

For more information, please contact Kim on 4942 9538 or email kimyws@yahoo.com.au.

Streets of Style

  • Saturday, October 10, at 10am – 1pm
  • Wood Street, Mackay City Centre

Get this season’s hottest trends straight from the catwalk at the free Mackay City Centre fashion event, Streets of Style. Fashion catwalk, specialised style booths, mouth-watering menu offerings, the latest luxury vehicles from Carlisle Motors Mercedes-Benz, plus City Centre Cash giveaways on the day (must be present to win).

Day of Action – Mackay Rally Against Domestic Violence

  • Sunday, October 11, at 10am
  • Stadium Mackay

We want your help to show support! Join us in making a stand to publicly condemn domestic violence.

The public rally at 10am will coincide with rallies and marches around Queensland as part of a local government campaign, titled Safer Families, Better Communities. Speakers at the rally will include Nick Bennett, of Minds Aligned. He knows first-hand the terror of violence after surviving a murderous ambush on the Black Cat Trail in Papua New Guinea. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water, gold coin donations for local support groups will be accepted.

Baby Bounce

  • Tuesday, October 13, at 9.30am – 10am
  • Sarina Library

This program of nursery rhymes, lullabies, finger plays, songs and the use of board and picture books promotes language and literacy development in an interactive, fun-filled environment. The sessions encourage valuable one-on–one time between parent and child and are also a great networking opportunity for parents and carers. Please bring a quilt, rug or cushion for your child.

Diversify Mackay Leadership Alliance – Annual Report Card Luncheon

  • Tuesday, October 13, at 12noon – 2pm
  • Harrup Park

A first for Mackay, two world-renowned scientists and investors will provide their thoughts on opportunities for growth industries in Mackay. Join keynote speakers Dr Jaleh Daie and Dr Roger Wyse at the Diversify Mackay Leadership Alliance (DMLA) second Annual Report Card Luncheon.

Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided, to book your ticket visit http://bit.ly/1MW3iyU.

CREAM: Four decades of Australian Art

  • Until Friday, October 18
  • McAleese Gallery, Artspace Mackay

A showcase of significant artworks by Australian artists which have rarely been seen outside Rockhampton, this exhibition chronicles the development of modernism in Australia from 1940 to 1980, and includes paintings, drawings and prints by artists such as John Perceval, Arthur Boyd, Charles Blackman, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, John Brack, Clifton Pugh, Sam Fulbrook, Margaret Olley and Fred Williams.

Creative Generation

  • September 4 until Friday, October 18
  • McAleese Gallery, Artspace Mackay

The exhibition celebrates the work of senior arts students from high schools across the region. The pieces on display have been hand selected by a panel of teachers for demonstrating sophisticated concepts, technical skill and innovative aesthetic choices. Come and enjoy the collective visions of the region’s brightest young artists.

Botanica 2015′ – An exhibition by the Mackay Botanical Art Interest Group

  • Until Sunday, October 25, 2015
  • Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Lagoons Gallery

The Botanica 2015 Exhibition’s features orchids both native and exotic. The artists use a range of techniques to portray their chosen subject. The exhibition complements the 20th Australian Orchid Council Conference and Show being held in Mackay in September. Botanical art combines detail, accuracy and artistry, with many hours needed for each watercolour painting, acrylic painting or graphite drawing. A glimpse into the inner workings of the botanical artists is provided by displays of their sketchbooks, photos, odd pods and all things flora, showing how the artists take a live specimen and create a “living” piece of botanical art. Lagoons Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am to 3pm and weekends 9am to 4pm.

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