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QCWA Sunday Markets Charters Towers
The QCWA markets promises to be a feast for your senses. Indulge yourself and experience Charters Towers' local hospitality and listen and chat with the stallholders who love nothing better than to share their local knowledge and experiences. With their vibrant colours, locally grown and freshly picked produce is a delight to the eyes, and those freshly harvested fruits and veggies smell wonderful, good enough to eat straightaway. Charters Towers boasts some of the best cooks in the country there are baked goodies, bottled jams and all kinds of condiments for all occasions. Your taste buds will thank you. Craftsmen and craftswomen create a feast for your eyes by proudly spreading their wares, ranging from leather work, handmade jewellery, knitting, crocheting and machine made garment, card making, potted plants and knick knacks that will bring a smile to your face. These indoor markets are a delight whatever the weather may bring. So rain or shine the hall provides a very comfortable venue for everyone to feel at home. Come along and treat your senses to an array of delights. The funds raised are utilised by the local QCWA branch to help individuals and families identified as needing assistance. ...Find Out More
2022 NTI Townsville 500
The NTI Townsville 500 is North Queensland’s largest annual sporting event, boasting stunning scenery, both on and off-track entertainment and packed program of support races. Round 7 of the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship will take place at Reid Park Street Circuit in Townsville, 8-10 July. Secure your tickets and witness the action live! Kids 12 and under go Trackside free with a paying adult, so bring the whole family! Purchase your Grandstand tickets before April 30 to receive your free NTI Townsville 500 event lanyard....Find Out More
Sensational Girls Network - Mother Daughter Retreat
Relax and Reconnect! Strengthen your relationship, create an everlasting memory and empower your daughter at North Queensland's only Mother-Daughter retreat. "SGN was just perfect and definitely worth the investment. It’s hard to find one on one time with your children. It meant more than I can explain, I've enjoyed it so much." (mother of 14 year old) SGN is a unique opportunity, specially designed with intention and love for mothers and daughters to connect. These days mother-daughter moments require special planning, as we lead such busy lives. After an SGN weekend retreat, you will walk away feeling confident that you have done your best to strengthen the bond with your daughter to help set her up for success in life. It's also a perfect time for you to a take a break from the busyness of life. Make an investment in the relationship with your daughter in attending an SGN retreat that the both of you will always remember. SGN retreat includes: - one night's accommodation at the tropical Amaroo on Mandalay resort - delicious food including a high tea - pamper your daughter - meaningful discussions and quizzes to get to know one another better - fun movement class & make a gift for one another A 14 year old daughter's feedback: “To love the other one no matter what happens.”...Find Out More
Dance Tropics Dance
Dust off your dancing shoes, Townsville’s favourite free annual outdoor dance party Dance Tropics Dance is back! Come along to Townsville’s favourite all ages dance party under the stars, celebrating our local community through dance and music. With live music from the 1RAR Rock Band, Dance Tropics Dance showcases performances from the Dancenorth Community Experience program, and the award-winning Dancenorth Ensemble. Fresh in 2022, the Wild at Heart program showcases exciting new performances from across Townsville’s diverse arts community. After the performances, get into the groove and join the Dancenorth team on Townsville’s largest dancefloor as they lead you in fun, easy, feel-good movement before you dance the night away with tunes from our resident DJs. You are invited to dress to express, bring a chair and picnic blanket, grab a drink from the bar and enjoy a bite from pop up food trucks....Find Out More
Mel Buttle & Claire Hooper LIVE!
Mel Buttle is one of Australian comedy’s most beloved icons. Since her first solo show in 2010 springboarded her onto the comedy circuit, Mel has gone from strength to strength and filled her awards cabinet along the way. An absolutely side-splitting act to witness on stage, Mel is guaranteed to leave any audience in stitches with her wry yet loveable performance. Claire Hooper is set apart by her wonderfully inventive, skillful and completely engaging stage shows. Claire was a Team Captain on Network TEN’s Good News Week for four years which brought her in to the homes of Australians nationally. She has also appeared on Rove Live, ABC TV’s The Sideshow, The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up!, Australia and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Great Debate with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet....Find Out More
Townsville’s premier Arts and Cultural Festival is back in 2022! Townsville City Council will present the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) - a month-long celebration of artistic, cultural and lifestyle events returning bigger and better than ever. Council is committed to delivering this annual Arts and Cultural Festival which showcases Northern Australia’s melting pot of creativity. At the height of the global pandemic in 2020, Council was able to deliver a modified, COVID Safe version of the Festival to support the local arts community, help rebuild the tourism and events sector and improve economic recovery. Stay up to date with Festival announcements by registering for NAFA news through the event website....Find Out More
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Cronulla Sharks
Cheer on your North Queensland Toyota Cowboys at their home ground, Queensland Country Bank Stadium during the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership. With an exciting crop of up-and-coming talent on the roster, you won't want to miss a moment of the action. Leading the charge is three-time Dally M Lock of the Year Jason Taumalolo, backed up by fan-favourites Valentine Holmes, Chad Townsend, Jordan McLean, Scott Drinkwater, and young-gun Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow. The atmosphere is captivating, and the experience will leave you craving more. Secure your tickets now and support your team – North Queensland!...Find Out More
Mike Carney Toyota Paluma Push 2022
Townsville's iconic Mountain Bike event is an individual challenge as well as a great social ride. Riders start in the dreamy Paluma Village following a course that winds its way through lush World Heritage Rainforest, past the Paluma Dam, down into shady big timber and open cattle country and finish at the historic tin mining settlement of Hidden Valley. Take a dose of Paluma Push tropical riding to cure your southern winter blues. Book your camping spot at the Cricket Oval and join us for live music, food truck fiesta, bonfire and beers to celebrate all things Paluma Push and mountain biking in North Queensland....Find Out More
Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef
Travellers from around the world come to the Great Barrier Reef, an Australian World Heritage Area, to explore its extraordinary diversity of animal and plant life. Coral reefs face a growing number of threats, from climate change and storm damage, to sediment and nutrient run-off. Join them on an Earthwatch expedition in the water around Magnetic Island to help scientists develop best-practice methods for coral recovery. On this expedition, participants can get involved through scuba or snorkel activities. You will assist researchers in making baseline measurements of environmental conditions, actively removing algae, deploying coral recruitment (settlement) tiles and assessing fish and invertebrate diversity and abundance. By joining this expedition, you’ll be at the forefront of active reef restoration science. You will assist researchers in experiments that aim to develop best practice methods for removing this macroalgae and allowing coral to regrow. You will be directly involved in filling in the gaps that will enable reef managers to make evidence-based decisions about active interventions that support the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs all over the world. All accommodation, meals, transfers and research activities included....Find Out More
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