For the full calendar of events in Cairns, collect your Pakmag October Edition from McDonald’sIGA AustraliaCalanna Whole Health Pharmacy, Major Shopping Centres and Child Care Centres before they disappear.

Parent Information Session

When: Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Where: Cairns Early Years Centre
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Speech Pathologists from Talk Time Speech and Language Pathology will be presenting some of their favourite tips for quick, easy and effective ways to support your child’s speech and language development, particularly between the ages of 1 and 3 years.
A 1-hour information session for tips and strategies on how to best help your child develop their communication skills.
Targeted at families residing between Gordonvale and Earlville. Register online.

Yarrabah Band Festival

When: Saturday, 28 October 2017, from 5.00pm to 10.30pm (Local bands from 12pm)
Where: Jilara Football Oval, Black Beach Rd, Yarrabah
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The popular Yarrabah Band Festival returns this year. The festival continues to attract huge audiences. This year the event will be at the Jilara Football Oval to allow a bigger crowd.
Join the full day of live music, food stalls, local art and the opportunity to explore paradise by the sea. Yarrabah Band Festival is presented by Queensland Music Festival and Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.
All Ages / Free Event / Alcohol Free Event

2017 Baby Welcoming Ceremony

When: Saturday, 28 October 2017
Where: Cairns Regional Council, Spence Street
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Families who have welcomed a baby in the past year are invited to be part of this ceremony by registering their baby. Registrations are open now. Check the website for deails.

Cairns Taipans 

When: 6, 12, 22 and 27 October 2017
Where: Cairns Convention Centre
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Get behind your Cairns Taipans as they start their 2017/2018 season. During October, the Taipans will be playing four home games:
•• Friday, 6 October, 6.30pm – Illawarra Hawks
•• Thursday, 12 October, 6.30pm – Adelaide 36ers
•• Sunday, 22 October, 6.00pm – Perth Wildcats
•• Friday, 27 October, 6.30pm – Adelaide 36ers
Tickets are on sale now.

Night Fire at Tjapukai

When: Nightly at 7.00pm
Where: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
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Night Fire is Tjapukai’s signature evening activity where you will meet the Indigenous rainforest people, who paint your face to link you to their traditional land and more. Follow the Tjapukai warriors to a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and join the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language songs before the ceremonial fire is lit with a spectacular fireball shooting towards the stars.

Dinner will see you enjoy Australian meats, seafood and an array of salads and desserts featuring tantalising Indigenous flavours at the Flame Tree Bar & Grill. Relax around the fire
with the Tjapukai warriors where there is time for an intimate chat to end a night of cultural entertainment.
Win a Family Pass to experience Night Fire.
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Pakmag Spooky Spectacular

When: Sunday, 29th October 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Where: Brothers Leagues Club, Cairns
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Save the date and get ready for some spooky fun!
This is a family-friendly event with prizes for the best dressed on offer, a disco and live entertainment!
Kids Friendly | Free Event.

Sempre Financial – Divorce Hacks: What to do When you Separate

When: Tuesday, 31 October 2017, starts at 8.30am
Where: Pakmag Head Office, Unit 5/78 Anderson St (Cnr Macdonnell St), Cairns
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Separating but don’t know where to start? Take control back!
The program will explain how to tackle some of the major challenges you are likely to encounter during your divorce and separation. It is designed to help speed up the process, saving you time and money as you move through this uncertain and emotionally challenging time.
Tickets: $148 (Pakmag Reader Special).