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15th July 2018

July 4X4 Fun Day

Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Fun Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery. Located just nine kilometres from Charters Towers central business district, the Millchester Motor Sport and Recreation Facility has it all from winch walls to mud pits that host the NQ Off Road Challenge, participants can come for the weekend and enjoy all that the Towers has to offer. CT 4x4 Club is a family friendly club catering for all 4x4 enthusiasts.

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30th June 2018 to 15th July 2018

Dinosaur rEvolution Winter School Holiday Program

Enjoy the cooler winter days at the Museum with a full prehistoric program of activities to celebrate the all new Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival exhibition. Families can enjoy interactive activities including ‘live’ dinosaur shows and fossil casting. Plus junior palaeontologists can get their brushes working in the dig pit excavating for skeletons, explore fossil specimens at the touch tables and create their own dinosaur masks to take home. For more information visit the Museum website.

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14th July 2018 to 15th July 2018

Adventurethon Demolish Townsville

The team at Adventurethon Australia are super excited to bring Townsville Adventurethon Demolish on July 14 and 15, 2018 Adventurethon Townsville is a multi-sport event incorporating four stage; mountain bike, paddle, trail run and sprint featuring all three. The recently created Demolish format offers athletes the opportunity to participate in one, two or all three legs, with each leg being a stand alone race. This event offers different distances over the race weekend, giving opportunity to all athletes no matter the skill level. Sunday will include Sprint, Taste and Junior events. Townsville offers world class trails at Cape Pallarender, this new exciting format is a great shape up to the racing community, giving athletes time to freshen up between legs, recover and achieve personal best efforts. It also provides the opportunity to tackle longer distances they wouldn't normally do. Who can forget the added feature of an abseil to the trail run! Any Adventurethon challenge can be done as an individual, tag team or side by side team to gain a different experience for the day. They want you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

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14th July 2018 to 15th July 2018

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly follows a young Japanese girl called Cho-Cho (nicknamed “Butterfly) as she marries US Naval Officer Pinkerton only to have him depart for the Americas. As the years pass Butterfly awaits his return with hope, refusing any new suitor but her Pinkerton. It is only upon Pinkerton’s return that Butterfly realise their union was not as she thought, ending in one of opera’s most infamous tragedies. Redeveloped into a newly choreographed three-act ballet, Melbourne City Ballet’s production will capture the story’s essence through the fusion of traditional Japanese and classical ballet movement. The production showcasing the company’s exquisite choreography and versatility, whilst featuring impressive new scenery, beautiful oriental costumes and of course Puccini’s evocative score. Melbourne City Ballet have worked closely with many from the Japanese community to ensure the production respectfully pays homage in an accurate but delicate manner. Audiences are rarely given the opportunity to see Madame Butterfly performed as a full length ballet and this certainly is a production not to be missed.

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2nd June 2018 to 21st October 2018

Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival

Not long ago, what was known about dinosaurs was based almost totally on assumptions made from studying their internal body structures. The rest, including colours and skin coverings, was left to the imagination. Now thanks to incredible research and technology, that this time emphasises also skin and ornaments, we are now able to get a glimpse of the true, bizarre and complex nature of the evolution of the Dinosauria. Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival explores the predatory prehistoric world of dinosaurs with animatronics, 3D models and fossil casts that visitors can touch. The exhibits are also backed with close-to-life-sized murals of all the protagonist species, fully fleshed, feathered and restored in living and breathing colours. A travelling exhibition by Luis V. Rey and Gondwana Studios.

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24th March 2018 to 2nd September 2018

Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

The Evolution: Torres Strait Masks exhibition takes visitors on a journey from time immemorial when masks were used in ceremonial rituals involving art, theatre and dance and shows how these historic artefacts have inspired new works that are constantly developing and changing. Developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Waiben (Thursday Island) this exhibition celebrates the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) and explores the longstanding importance of ceremonial masks in Torres Strait culture, and how they influence contemporary art forms. The 12 striking masks are created by contemporary Torres Strait artists – Andrew Passi, Eddie Nona, Vincent Babia, Kapua Gutchen Senior, Yessie Mosby, Alick Tipoti, Milton Savage and Seriat Young. A travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia.

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19th July 2018

Johnny Nicol: My Music, My Life, My Story

The inimitable singer/guitarist Johnny Nicol is known as a bit of a legend in the Australian jazz scene. Having been in the business now for over 50 years, he has worked with some of the greats both in Australia and overseas and has an unmistakable style that is all his own. As a former member of the now legendary Maori Troubadours, Johnny has travelled all throughout Australia. It was during this time that he learned the craft of entertaining. After leaving the Troubadours to go solo, Johnny travelled overseas and further honed his craft performing in many prestigious venues in Las Vegas, Miami, the Bahamas and throughout Europe and the UK. Once back in Australia, Johnny quickly found his place as a contemporary jazz artist. Critics acclaimed him “the finest jazz guitar stylist in Australia” and “our own George Benson in both vocal style and guitar technique”. The night will also include guest appearances by a number of prominent Indigenous artists and public figures, including Professor Gracelyn Smallwood (Welcome to Country), Shireen Malamoo (Singer), Maggie Walsh (MC), Sean Choolburra (Comedian, Alfred Henaway (Foyer session during intermission), Aicey Zaro (Singer) and more.

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20th July 2018

Absolute Elvis - Tour the Tropics

Elvis Presley's life in Music performed by UK's Multi Award Winning Elvis Tribute Artist - Johnny Lee Memphis. Songs that will get you rockin and a rolling as Johnny performs Elvis's greatest hits from the 50s to the 70s. Tickets on sale now - book early for an ideal music lovers gift.

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20th July 2018 to 22nd July 2018

Ingham Autofest

Autofest Performance Car Festivals are pleased to announce the addition of an All New Autofest event that will taking place in Far North Queensland from July 20 to 22 2018. To be known as the Ingham Autofest and to be held at the Ingham Showground each year from mid 2018 the Autofest Crew look forward to working together with local clubs as well as other events already running in Far North Queensland and they are sure that this exciting new event for their region will also compliment their events as well. Autofest is open to everything automotive from Cars, Trucks, Bikes in fact anything that has wheels is welcomed to join in on all the fun and with the theme of a Family Friendly Festival. Autofest events include, Go To Whoa, Spear A Spud, Dyno Shootout, Show N Shine, Autokana and everyone's favourite, the Mighty Burnout Comp. More details will be released over the coming weeks and Entrant Forms will be posted up at their website.

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20th July 2018 to 22nd July 2018

Kids Rock Junior Rodeo, Heart of the Goldfields Rodeo and King of the Goldfields Steer Wrestling

Charters Towers is indisputably the centre of Rodeo in the North and has a long history with Rodeo with the Charters Towers Rodeo Association hosting events since 1948. The event features bulls, broncs, barrels, roping, bulldogging and bucking bareback ponies. A live band will keep the mood going once the arena action is completed. The rodeos is a great family friendly outing, with all of the extreme rodeo action taking place under the covered arena at the Charters Towers Dalrymple Equestrian Complex.

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21st July 2018

Townsville Jaguar Land Rover Ladies Race Day

Part of the Winter Racing Carnival the Townsville Jaguar Land Rover Ladies Race Day is a must attend event on the social Calendar. Featuring immaculate fashion, great entertainment and a trackside celebration not to be missed. Children must be accompanied by a responsible guardian at all times.

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21st July 2018

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus St George Illawarra Dragons

Witness the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2018! Following a successful season in 2017 and a second Grand Final appearance in three years, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2018 stronger than ever. Leading the charge is four-time Dally M winner Johnathan Thurston and Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by 2017 Australian Rugby League World Cup champions Michael Morgan and Jordan McLean, dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Lock in your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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22nd July 2018 to 21st July 2019

The Paluma Push

Held in July each year, the Paluma Push is a race from the Paluma Village via the Paluma Dam through World heritage rainforest and cattle property to Hidden Valley cabins. Three courses are available, the 42 kilometre recreational course, the 53 kilometre intermediate course and the competition course which is 70 kilometres. This is a race that changes lives! If you are competitive, the prizes are substantial with both cash and equipment on offer. If you are a rider who loves a challenge, The Push is your perfect ride. But if you want to try an achievable personal challenge that will guarantee you a smile and helpful encouragement then this ride will change your life. Sign on commences before Easter 2019. Don't miss out! Hop in and register when the gate goes up. More than 600 riders every year can't be wrong.

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27th May 2018 to 23rd September 2018

Forrest Beach Market

Unwind and enjoy the relaxed beach setting. Market boasts a variety of local arts and craft, fresh produce, plants, bric-a-brac, raffles, kids activities and barbeue lunch. Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of the month between May and September.

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25th July 2018

Breakfast with the Stars

Breakfast with the Stars thanks to Feed 2 Go - everyone’s welcome! Presented by sports host Mark Forbes and racing commentator Tony Wode, Rise and Shine with the Norths Champions of the Turf. Breakfast with the Stars is a free public event where you are invited to watch a selection of the Mater Townsville Cup Runners at one of their final training sessions before then AUD100,000 race. Enjoy a free cooked breakfast courtesy of the team at Feed 2 Go Equine Nutrition.

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26th July 2018

Mater Calcutta Evening

Get your colleagues, syndicates and mates together - The Mater Townsville Cup Calcutta Evening will be a night to remember! Hosted by Mark Forbes and featuring Special Guest Former Champion Jockey and Sky Racing Personality Bernadette Cooper. Come and enjoy a drink on arrival and two-course meal at the Townsville RSL.

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26th July 2018 to 27th July 2018

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

“and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.” One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family. Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including, ‘The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse’, ‘Mr. Seahorse’ and ‘The Very Lonely Firefly’. This Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while for those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, directed by Naomi Edwards and with 75 magical puppets created by New York’s Puppet Kitchen. This is a timeless classic for all generations. Family Season 2018 by JWR Productions Australia & Michael Sieders Based on Eric Carle’s books

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26th July 2018

UBET Townsville Guineas Race Day

Be trackside and feel the thrill of seven live local races, including the UBET Townsville Guineas QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap! The perfect day for punters and keen racegoers, this promises to be a fantastic day of racing action. Seven Live Local Races Totes and Bookmakers onsite Air-conditioned Bars Tickets at the gate Gates open 12pm. Children must be accompanied by a responsible guardian at all times.

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27th July 2018

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Newcastle Knights

Witness the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2018! Following a successful season in 2017 and a second Grand Final appearance in three years, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2018 stronger than ever. Leading the charge is four-time Dally M winner Johnathan Thurston and Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by 2017 Australian Rugby League World Cup champions Michael Morgan and Jordan McLean, dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Lock in your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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27th July 2018 to 5th August 2018

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music presents the finest musicians from around the world in a wonderfully unique and innovative ten day program of 30 concerts set in the tropical winter warmth of Townsville, North Queensland. The Festival has been delighting audiences for almost 30 years and has earned an international reputation for the quality of its programming and performances along with its friendly, intimate and relaxed atmosphere. There is truly nothing else like it in the world - the unique combination of music, winter warmth and tropical location create a special atmosphere that entices audiences and artists back year after year.

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28th July 2018

The Mater Townsville Cup

The pinnacle of racing in North Queensland, The Mater Townsville Cup is the finale of the Winter Racing Carnival. With a great range of marquees and areas to relax and enjoy the fun racing atmosphere.

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29th July 2018 to 31st July 2018

Charters Towers Show

Charters Towers will be alive with live performances, agriculture, produce, exhibitors and the famous side show alley for three exciting days. There is always something happening in the ring with showjumping and ring events to sit and watch throughout the day. Entertainment is aplenty with local performers, whip cracking and of course, fireworks! The kids will be kept busy with sideshow alley with rides for all ages and lots of fun to be had, don't forget to pick your self up a showbag! The Pavilions are a must see with competitions featuring art, craft, wood-turning, photography, baking, confectionery, fruit, vegetables, plants, home brew, school student displays and many more.

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29th July 2018

AFCM Queens Gardens Concert

Co-presented by Townsville City Council and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, this hugely popular garden concert has become a firm favourite on the events calendar for locals and visitors alike. Set in the beautiful Queens Gardens, this 90 minute concert provides audiences with a variety of entertainment – not all of it chamber music. Guest artists from the Festival will join the stage with the Barrier Reef Orchestra, Townsville Guitar Orchestra and the 1RAR band, in this free outdoor concert, bringing the AFCM to the broader Townsville community. Bring your picnic blankets and chairs and enjoy a truly delightful afternoon in the park. Please note: there will be a licensed bar operating at this event. BYO is not permitted.

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3rd August 2018

Ross Noble - El Hablador

Who is El Hablador? It’s Ross Noble. No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it is Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show. But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don’t think it’s a thing. It’s clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure. Ok I get it. Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy. Book now to see the one they call El Hablador* *Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.

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4th August 2018 to 5th August 2018

Australian Italian Festival

The Australian Italian Festival is an authentic Italian cultural event held on the first weekend of August in Ingham, North Queensland. The Festival is staged at the award-winning TYTO Precinct, off the Bruce Highway, 500 metres from Ingham’s Central Business District. For the space of the two day Carnival, the area is transformed into a huge piazza with nonstop world-class entertainment on two stages. Guests gain access to homemade, mouth-watering Italian food and wine, cooking demonstrations, displays, competitions, free amusement rides, market stalls and much more. The atmosphere, the food and the excitement all come together to give you the experience of walking into a festival in Italy.

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5th August 2018

McDonalds Townsville Running Festival

In a setting that sees the sunrise over Magnetic Island, the majestic coral sea, the sunset behind the iconic granite of Castle hill, they have picture perfect prime real estate to bring you a Running Festival that stands like no other. The Townsville Marathon was started by a group of hardcore enthusiasts in 1972, who founded the “Townsville Marathon Club”. The name was a little exclusive and elitist so they toned it down somewhat to become “The Townsville Road Runners” which we all know and love today. In 1999, Townsville Road Runners aimed to raise the profile of running in the region by stepping into the unknown and hosting one of the countries first Running Festivals. The event has evolved into the premier and largest regional marathon in the state today. It is a regional event, with its own vibe, feel and unique welcoming allure, yet the certified racecourses, new race HQ at Jezzine Barracks and professionalism of the event coordinators bring a product on par, if not raising the bar, for major national events and a definite appeal for “race-chasers” and race hardened running purists alike. They are not just a run. They are an experience.

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6th August 2018

Townsville Careers Expo

The 14th annual Townsville Careers Expo presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities. With exhibitors including Universities, private education providers, TAFE institutes, graduate employment, Defence Force recruiting, student support services and employers, the Expo provide a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof. The Job Shop is organised in conjunction with the Expo, presenting career seekers with "real jobs" and the opportunity to meet face to face with local and national employers. A variety of positions will be available and can be viewed on the website closer to the event. World Skills Australia Try A Trade is an interactive program that allows visitors to try various skills and trade areas. Visitors have the chance to win multiple prizes!

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9th August 2018

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Brisbane Broncos

Witness the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2018! Following a successful season in 2017 and a second Grand Final appearance in three years, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2018 stronger than ever. Leading the charge is four-time Dally M winner Johnathan Thurston and Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by 2017 Australian Rugby League World Cup champions Michael Morgan and Jordan McLean, dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Lock in your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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10th August 2018 to 11th August 2018

Jason Coleman's Razzle Dazzle

If you liked spiegelicious, you are going to love Jason coleman’s Razzle Dazzle starring Jason Coleman! Stand by to once again feel the might and power of world-class Cabaret as you take in Jason Coleman’s highly charged and outrageously entertaining new show “Razzle Dazzle”. If you are one of the lucky people who saw Speiglicious in 2016, then you will surely know that these high paced, innovative and entertaining shows are not to be missed. Prepare to be amused, amazed and delighted by sizzling song, dazzling dance and sensational circus. Jason will be bringing The Brother Leagues Club to life with Razzle Dazzle!

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13th January 2018 to 8th December 2018

Conroy Hall Markets

A fantastic all weather market with a great selection of antiques, bric-a-brac, books, home made treats, local craft and clothing Market held on the second Saturday of the month

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11th August 2018

Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men: Live on stage

Fall in love again with the golden age of dance... Let’s turn back the clock and celebrate the wonderful era of the Hollywood movie musicals and the song and dance men that made it so magical. Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men brings together the exciting dance routines and fabulous songs of legendary performers in one glorious stage production. Following the famous and immortalised male dancers of the Hollywood movie musicals like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Donald O’Connor and Frank Sinatra. Starring Joe Meldrum and Shay Debney, take a nostalgic trip with some of the most memorable music ever written including: The Way You Look Tonight, Pennies From Heaven, Be A Clown, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Blue Skies, That’s Entertainment, You’re the Top, Make Em Laugh and many more. With plenty of toe-tapping tunes and great show-stopping dancing, Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men gives you a sneak peek into the lives, the songs and the dance routines of the best song and dance men of all time, leaving you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

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13th May 2018 to 9th September 2018

Lucinda Markets

Soak up the relaxing casual atmosphere, enjoy the music, indulge in a coffee, hot food and seaside views. Browse over 30 stalls and find something for everyone. Entertain the kids, stroll the beach, lunch in Lucinda and take in the seaside views. Markets are held on the second Sunday of the month between May and September.

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13th August 2018 to 14th August 2018

Josephine Wants to Dance

A story about dreams, believing in yourself ... and a dancing kangaroo. Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. As the ballet company prepares to perform, Josephine sneaks into town to peer through the window as the dancers rehearse, watching for hours and hours as they perfect their routine. Then Josephine goes home and practices all night, all alone, until she knows the dance by heart. She spun, she swirled and pirouetted dreams… and at the end she always curtsied. She desperately wanted to dance like the ballerinas in pink tutus and silk ballet shoes! Perfect for young audiences from four to nine years and their families, and brought to you by the team that created the award-winning Pete the Sheep, this hilarious new work by Monkey Baa brings to life a tale about a bush Kangaroo you’ll never forget!

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15th August 2018

Ruddigore

Lindy Hume’s critically acclaimed production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore or The Witch’s Curse, is coming to Townsville Civic in August 2018, giving audiences the opportunity to jump into the weird and wonderful world of Victoriana. This irreverent romp through marriage, madness and mayhem had Brisbane audiences and reviewers laughing out loud and its colourful bunch of comic characters is sure to resonate with audiences across the state. Shy and law-abiding, gentleman farmer Robin Oakapple is working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him but he has a dark secret. He is heir to a terrible curse befalling all Baronets of Ruddigore – he must commit a dastardly deed every day or face a tortuous death! Jam packed with musical gems such as the ‘Matter’ trio and Rose’s ‘Etiquette’ song, Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse will tour with an all-star cast including Bryan Probets, Christine Johnston, Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop and Natalie Christie Peluso as Rose Maybud.

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15th August 2018

Morning Melodies: Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men

Let’s turn back the clock and celebrate the wonderful era of the Hollywood movie musicals and the song and dance men that made it so magical! In this sensational new show, Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men brings together the exciting dance routines and fabulous songs of legendary performers like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Donald O’Connor, Frank Sinatra and many more in one glorious stage production, especially designed for your enjoyment. Take a trip down memory lane with some of the most memorable music ever written including: The Way You Look Tonight, Pennies From Heaven, Be A Clown, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Blue Skies, Well Did You Evah, That’s Entertainment, You’re the Top, Make Em Laugh and many more. With plenty of toe-tapping tunes and great show-stopping dancing, Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men gives you a sneak peek into the lives, the songs and the dance routines of the best song and dance men of all time, leaving you with a smile on your face, a spring in your step and humming a little tune.

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16th August 2018

Josephine Wants to Dance

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry. Josephine Wants to Dance is a story about dreams, believing in yourself … and a dancing kangaroo From the award-winning duo of Diary of a Wombat comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you’ll never forget. Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully, Josephine learns that there is another way to dance and she’s called to forget everything she’s ever thought possible to follow her dreams! A hilarious musical comedy directed by the team that brought you Pete the Sheep!

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17th August 2018 to 19th August 2018

Townsville Triathlon Festival

World Age group Qualifier – Olympic Distance, over AUD20,000 in cash and prizes. The TTF is entering its 16th year and is established as a significant race on the National Triathlon circuit as a World Age Group Qualifying Olympic Distance event. The Festival will host the Triathlon Queensland Club Championships North Queensland. The Townsville Triathlon Festival is the “Big Weekend” - a weekend of racing, fun and a full festival atmosphere with an array of events and activities to take part in across one massive weekend. Triathlon is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. To give the Townsville Triathlon Festival a point difference “The Big Weekend” will appeal to all ages and all fitness level wanting to be involved and have fun. The “Big Weekend” provides a unique opportunity that no other Triathlon event in Australia offers, the ability to race in multiple events over one weekend. 11 events across three days. The Festival will also offer dinner competitors entertainment options including the opening night ‘With The Stars’ dinner, the option to go to the North Queensland Cowboys home game on the Saturday night, and post event get together on the Sunday afternoon, as part of the “Big Weekend”.

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17th August 2018 to 19th August 2018

Townsville Cultural Fest

The Townsville Cultural Festival is a not-for-profit community festival organised by the Townsville Intercultural Centre. The festival showcases the diversity of Australian music, food, arts and culture, bringing tens of thousand of people together each year in celebration of life itself. Over 150 performing groups will offering everything from folk, blues, hip-hop and punk, to Indigenous Australian music and dance, drum circles, fireshows, cabaret, poetry, theatre and traditional dance groups from around the world. This year the JCU sponsored Centre of Learning will host workshops, lectures, discussion panels, theatre shows and the Townsville heat of the National Poetry Slam competition. The Wonky Queenslander will host DJ sets, solo sets as well as workshops and yoga classes. Over 100 food and market stalls from around the world, will offer arts and crafts, cuisines, fashion and produce, and around the grounds you will find art features, interactive games, roving performers, show rides, yarning circle, henna tattoo stalls and gypsy fortune tellers. Join them in this celebration of Unity in Diversity.

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18th August 2018 to 19th August 2018

The Golden Octopus Foundation Burdekin R.U.M Weekend

It’s where the bush meets the beach and where man meets beast. It’s where music creates mateship and where ute lovers rejoice. It’s R.U.M - Rodeo, Utes and Music. Put on your best Akubra, get a little dust under the nails and head to The Golden Octopus Foundation Burdekin R.U.M Weekend. Experience a weekend long program of rodeo, utes, music and just good old fashioned fun. Cheer on Australia’s best Bull Riders from lunch time on Saturday and then dance the night away with live entertainment from The Keely Johnson Band followed by Australia’s biggest country rock band, The Wolfe Brothers. Rise and shine on Sunday and experience North Queensland’s biggest Ute Muster featuring a stellar line up of entertainment including national rockabilly band The Hi-Boys, leading Australian Country Music duo The Long and Short Of It and Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year, Mason Hope. With onsite camping available all weekend, a licenced bar and an array of food and beverages to purchase there’s no reason to leave! Yeeehaaa!

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18th August 2018

North Queensland Elite Rodeo

North Queensland Elite Rodeo is an invitational only event putting the very best rodeo athletes against the best animals in the country. Their goal is to not only put on one of the greatest competitions for spectators but to also show junior and emerging rodeo stars that there is a pathway for this great sport.

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15th April 2018 to 17th February 2019

Raintree Markets

Under the shade of Ingham's iconic raintrees of Rotary Park, right in the heart of Ingham. This market offers a diversity of offerings from local craft, bric-a-brac, fresh produce, real coffee, tropical plants and tasty treats. Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month from April to December

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21st August 2018

Seniors Lifestyle Expo

In collaboration with Seniors Week, the Seniors Lifestyle Expo is a fantastic opportunity for residents aged 60 years and over to gain information relative to their needs. This free event showcases products and services from approximately 100 exhibitors. The expo also includes on stage presentations, activities and free goodies ... as well as free tea and coffee. Come along and learn more about what Townsville has to offer their valued senior residents. Connect with your community at these great events.

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23rd August 2018 to 24th August 2018

Seniors Week Luncheon

The Seniors Week Luncheon celebrates the seniors of Townsville through a free-catered lunch and live entertainment program. With easy parking and access for wheelie-walkers, bring a group of friends or come along to make new ones at this great free event. Seniors must be 60 years of age or older and a resident of Townsville and its surrounds to attend. Registrations are essential so don't forget to book your spot.

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24th August 2018

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Parramatta Eels

Witness the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2018! Following a successful season in 2017 and a second Grand Final appearance in three years, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2018 stronger than ever. Leading the charge is four-time Dally M winner Johnathan Thurston and Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by 2017 Australian Rugby League World Cup champions Michael Morgan and Jordan McLean, dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Lock in your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

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26th August 2018

Ride for Road Safety in memory of Sue Bell and Jeff Ashby

Over 200 people ride 18 kilometres, (or the four kilometre option leaving from the Bicycle Pedlar), through the main streets of Townsville with a green wave through all lights thanks to Transport Main Roads. In a spectacular show of symbolism all wear red Operating hats supplied by Queensland Health over their helmets. The Townsville BUG runs The Ride for Road Safety annually in order to highlight the need to improve conditions for cycling in order to get more people riding as part of their everyday. The event began in 2013 as the Sue Bell Memorial ride. With blessing of her family and of Jeff Ashby's, the annual event is designed to attract attention of politicians, the media and the general community. Mrs Bell’s death and the community’s response to it contributed towards the push for the introduction of the laws to protect cyclists where motorists are now required to give at least a metre distance when passing cyclists, and a metre-and-a-half where the speed limit is higher than 60 kilometres per hour. By being part of this ride you are making the impact needed to sustain the push for safer conditions conducive to increased cycling.

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30th August 2018 to 5th September 2018

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Bringing together the excitement of competitive sailing and community events, along with the ambience of Magnetic Island each August/September, SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week offers an experience to remember. With top notch racing, live bands and partying galore, the shore side program of this annual regatta is sure to leave you wanting more year after year. You don't need to be a competitive sailor to participate in this great event, there is something available for everyone whether it be jumping onboard the a racing yacht or partying after dark with the crews at one of the social functions.

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31st August 2018 to 2nd September 2018

Townsville Expo

The Townsville Expo (incorporating the Townsville Caravan, 4x4 and Outdoor Adventure Expo) returns to Reid Park Townsville for three massive days! This event features a major showcase of camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes and all things 4x4. The Townsville Expo will also be home to a major showcase of all things boating and fishing, from jet skis and tinnies to offshore boating. The expo will also incorporate a wider range of products and services for your homes and outdoor lifestyle. From pools and spas to tanks, sheds, tools and more, you will find it all at the Townsville Expo; the biggest leisure and lifestyle event ever staged in Townsville.

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1st September 2018

XTERRA Townsville

XTERRA represents a bold new racing format that attracts outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, mountain bikers and triathletes. The race consists of an open water swim, a mountain bike race, and a trail run. This premier event will be held at Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, once a quarantine station in the early 1900s and a strategic defence location in World War II. The park offers a fantastic trail network for mountain biking and trail running, all whilst taking in the great views onto Magnetic Island and the Townsville mainland.

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1st September 2018

Ingham Gold Cup

Since 1879 the annual Ingham Gold Cup provides exciting horse racing, excellent fashion, live music and a great social day. Stay on after the race and party till late with a live band and DJ. This is an 18 plus event.

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2nd September 2018

Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2018

Their signature event in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series. So close to home and taking in some of the best trails in Townsville with stunning views onto Magnetic Island. The event offers a distance for everyone, a 5 kilometre course for the kids or first timers, 12 kilometres for the runners who are craving more, 21 kilometres- the half marathon distance and of course, Townsville's only full trail marathon, 42 kilometre. Join them for a great day out on the trails.

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6th September 2018

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

This made-in-Australia globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in places like Sydney Opera House, Raffles Singapore and London’s West End. In this, its 20th birthday year, it comes to Burdekin Theatre – but be warned: it’ll sell out here too, so early booking is essential! Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a three-course meal along with plenty of laughs and audience participation in this five-star immersive show – a show that’s never the same twice, because it’s 70 per cent improvised. It’s great for comedy fans, theatre fans, or anyone who just fancies going out for an unforgettable meal and a good time. This true blend of ingenious comedy and unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start.

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7th September 2018

KooKoo Kookaburra

Kookoo is a kind and well-loved kookaburra - famous for entertaining the other bush creatures with his funny stories. One day Kookoo runs out of kind stories to tell so, he turns to teasing and making fun of the other animals. Refusing to listen to the sage advice of his uncle, Kookoo finds himself alone and ignored by his friends. When he listens to the sound of his own laughter, it is an unhappy sound. Finally he remembers his uncle's wise words, ‘Kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often...’

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8th September 2018

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

A full-points ABCRA affiliated rodeo, Ingham Sugar City Rodeo is action-packed family fun for competitors and spectators alike. Bulls, Broncs, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Rope and Tie, Break-Away Roping, Steer Undecorating, Barrel Racing – just to name a few events – will keep spectators engaged and enthralled. Licenced bar and hot food is available for purchase.

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12th September 2018 to 13th September 2018

Dancenorth's Dust Showing - Townsville

Dust is a new collaboration created by Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page and Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines, featuring live violin by Canada’s Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion and Godspeed You Black Emperor) and an architecturally designed set by award winning Liminal Studio. Dust is as an investigation into the architecture of passive personal, social, cultural and political inheritance. Experience that magic that is Dust at the Dancenorth Theatre.

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14th September 2018

Death By Soprano

Riverway Session 2018 Presented by Isabel Hertaeg and Critical Stages. Death By Soprano satirically catalogues operatic death scenes in an A-Z, cabaret romp through Operatic Occupational Hazards. This is a cabaret work with a great love of opera, that also embraces a loving irreverence for opera’s occasionally over-inflated ego. Its high art with a fun sensibility that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Utilising slapstick, absurdism, dark-clowning and a healthy dose of prop-humour, Death By Soprano portrays the final moments in the lives of operatic heroines. The show is created specifically for ‘non-opera’ demographics, particularly comedy, cabaret and festival audiences but also caters for lovers of classical music.

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15th September 2018 to 16th September 2018

Millchester Festival of Dirt

Come and check out the first ever round of the NQ Super Series Offroad Championships to be held in Charters Towers! Offroad racing is from 9am to 4pm Saturday. Sunday has more Offroad racing from 8am till 12pm followed by presentations and CT 4x4 Club Come and Try where you can take your vehicle on the 4x4 tracks!

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20th September 2018

PechaKucha Night Townsville IYOR Special

PechaKucha Night Townsville's IYOR (International Year of the Reef) special! Volume 19. Listen to the inspiring Reef line-up, organised with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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22nd September 2018

The Great Island Trek

An awesome adventure with spectacular scenery. Trek, walk or run across Magnetic Island and see secluded bays, spot koalas in the wild, keep at eye out for sea turtles and discover the hidden gem that is Magnetic Island.

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3rd October 2018

The Orchid and the Crow

Theatre Season 2018 Presented by Salvador Dinosaur and Critical Stages. A comedy about an atheist surviving cancer by finding God in Lance Armstrong. Reflecting on Daniel’s real life (and almost death) experiences, The Orchid and the Crow is a solo performance that is part story-telling, part-theatre featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Otto and Astrid (Die Roten Punkte). Created by the artists behind the hugely successful Otto and Astrid, this is a unique, brilliantly clever and ultimately moving story that audiences have described as ‘life-changing’. The play deals with rarely discussed themes in an entertaining, theatrical, accessible and comical form.

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5th October 2018 to 7th October 2018

Ravenswood's 150 Year Celebration

Celebrate Ravenswood's sesquicentennial with a spectacular weekend of entertainment for the whole family. The town's gold mining history through to the present day mining operations is transformed by a mosaic art project by Local artist Shelley Burt in the town common.

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6th October 2018

Kitty Flanagan: Smashing - Townsville

Love songs, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting “smashed”. Smashing. It’s fun and learning. Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education. Suitable for ages 15 years and older. Contains adult content, occasional coarse language and smoke effects. Transaction fee may apply at time of booking.

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23rd June 2018 to 7th October 2018

Magnetic Island Triathlon

North Queensland's own tropical destination adventure island brings you a great weekend of thrills and spills, an exotic racing adventure begins on the Friday evening, all the way through to Sunday afternoon. They have a Barge to Beach mystery swim on the Saturday to whet your appetite for some scrumptious cuisine on Saturday evening. Sunday you get to swim over part of the Great Barrier Reefs pristine waters as you start your triathlon, for a magnificent sprint course, all around Picnic Bay. Then relax after the race in the iconic bay with a celebratory beer and cocktail.

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7th October 2018

October 4X4 Fun Day

Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Fun Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery. Located just nine kilometres from Charters Towers central business district, the Millchester Motor Sport and Recreation Facility has it all from winch walls to mud pits that host the NQ Off Road Challenge, participants can come for the weekend and enjoy all that the Towers has to offer. CT 4x4 Club is a family friendly club catering for all 4x4 enthusiasts..

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10th October 2018

Constellation Cup Australia vs New Zealand - Townsville

The Samsung Diamonds will bring international netball to regional cities this year, playing a test match in Townsville for the first time, as well as Newcastle as part of the 2018 Quad Series and Constellation Cup. The Diamonds are set to take on England at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 19 September. The last time they played in Newcastle was 17 October 2012 against South Africa. The series will move to Hisense Arena in Melbourne as part of a Quad Series double-header with Australia versus New Zealand and South Africa versus England on Sunday 23 September. The team will then shift its focus to the Constellation Cup, in which it will first face New Zealand at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday 7 October, and again at the Townsville Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 10 October. The regional test matches will give thousands of netball fans the opportunity to witness international netball in their home city, many for the first time.

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10th October 2018

Morning Melodies: Frankly Sinatra

Australian Music Theatre Star Philip Gould and Award winning singer/actress Michelle Fitzmaurice team up to sing and dance their way through 22 hits of the man they called the ‘Chairman of The Board’, Frank Sinatra. But this will be much more than that. The fascinating life story of Frank Sinatra will be told through skillfully written narration and all of this in front of the backdrop of wonderful stills of many of Frank's life on the big screen. The show will also contain many hits from the women in Frank's Life. Nancy Sinatra, Liza Minelli and Judy Garland will be some of the wonderfully talented women highlighted in the production. Classic Sinatra hits will be performed, including My Way, Three Coins in a Fountain, Fly Me to the Moon, High Hopes to name but a few.

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12th October 2018

Arj Barker - We Need To Talk - Townsville

Hey, you got a hour? Look, I've been doing a ton of thinking about...us, and where we're headed. This isn't easy, but I need to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what I say makes you laugh, very, very hard. You had better sit down for this.... Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.

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12th October 2018

Happily Ever After

Riverway Session 2018 Presented by Little Match Productions Three unlikely princess want to tell you a very grown-up bedtime story. Having performed to rapturous applause at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the three princesses of Babushka want to tell you some brand new fairytales. After hit tours of Doll and I Can Keep A Secret, Babushka is back with Happily Ever After to turn your best-loved children’s stories inside out. Be entertained by this wickedly funny cabaret that features the raucous music of Kurt Weill and modern muses from Rihanna to Violent Femmes to Tom Waits. Babushka are ready to give Rapunzel a sharp new haircut, put Goldilocks in charge of the three bears and give a whole new meaning to Puss in Boots. These Princesses who didn’t quite make the Disney cut, but still demand to live happily ever after.

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12th October 2018 to 14th October 2018

Burdekin Readers' and Writers' Festival

Ignite Your Mind Burdekin Readers' and Writers' Festival 2018 will be the third literary festival staged, the inaugural festival occurring in 2015. Organisers of the three day event endeavour to give the local community and surrounding regions the opportunity to attend "conversations with high profile Australian authors" and explore and expand their writing skills by attending Writing Workshops. On the Friday evening "Dinner with the Authors' is a further opportunity for attendees to mix and mingle with guest authors in a pleasant, social atmosphere. Differing from the sometime industrial feel of big city festivals, this Literary Festival will inspire, stimulate and entertain.

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13th October 2018 to 14th October 2018

Glendi Festival Townsville

Enjoy 'A Taste of the Mediterranean' with the Glendi Festival! Glendi is Greek for festivity, revelry, merrymaking ­ - a celebration. Festival goer's senses will come alive with traditional music and dancing displays, delectable foods and cooking demonstrations from around the Mediterranean including Greece, Italy, France and Turkey The festival has always been and continues to be, a free event for over 25,000 attendees. There will also be a variety of children's entertainment and fun­filled activities for the whole family to be involved in. The festival is proud to offer the community an opportunity to reflect on the values and traditions that have helped shape the country and, more importantly, the region.

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20th October 2018

Wearable Art Townsville

“Creativity is contagious passion” – Einstein Wearable Art Townsville 2018 will present the magical form of Wearable Art from across Queensland and beyond through a highly entertaining stage performance. Presenting over 45 spectacular wearable creations alongside professional theatre, dance and music. Tickets are going on sale soon.

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24th October 2018

Morning Melodies - Rachel Cairns

After a sensational start to last years Morning Melodies, Rachel Cairns is welcomed back for another concert in 2018. Join Rachel as she presents Act 2 of her hugely successful ‘A Few of My Favourite Things’ - a journey through more hits from well-known musicals as well as some new and exciting repertoire from more recent Broadway shows. 2018 TicketShop Member Discount Available. Please Note: All tickets include FREE light refreshments.

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27th October 2018

Halloween Dance - Ravenswood

Dance the night away! You're going to have a frightfully great time! Live Band: Mystery Road, Awesome prizes for best dressed categories and lucky door prizes. Bar and Food available throughout the night. Accommodation available at: Imperial Hotel, Railway Hotel, Top Camp Hotel and Camping at the Campgrounds. The Halloween Dance is proudly supported by Resolute and Carpentaria Gold.

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27th October 2018

Townsville Rock Fest

Townsville Rock Fest is an outdoor Rock Concert for the "Mature" minded person , but still young at heart !! With live music from 2pm to 10pm, food trucks and a great atmosphere for an afternoon/evening of catching up with mates and dancing into the night the Townsville Rock Fest is a must for anyone who wants to relive their concert - going heydays and even the younger generation with an appreciation for some good old classic Rock! This is a capped event so get in and secure your tickets quickly so you don't miss out!

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27th October 2018

Ingham Maraka Festival

Ingham Maraka Festival will feature steam train rides, cocktail night, Try-Athlon, rock and roll dinner dance, afternoon tea, pet parade, float procession, finishing with entertainment and fireworks in Rotary Park.

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28th October 2018

Paluma Dam Good Trail Run 2018

Join them for the last trail run of the year in the village of the clouds, Paluma. The event offers a 6 kilometre, 10 kilometre and 20 kilometre course, taking you through the stunning rainforest scenery of Paluma, up and down hills and across creeks. The cooler temperatures make it perfect for running at this time of the year.

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28th October 2018

Towers Rush

This year you'll participate in an Amazing Race style treasure hunt in Charters Towers where you will race to checkpoints and complete challenges to gain points. Be the team with the most points at the end of the race to take out the title at Towers Rush. Be part of the event which has captivated the community and led competitors to abseil heritage buildings, constructing food masterpieces, paddling the river, completing puzzles and challenges and much more!

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3rd November 2018

Away

Australian National Theatre Live presents a film of a live theatrical performance in partnership with Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre. It is summer, 1967, and three families head for the coast to get away, to move on, to change. Set against the backdrop of an Australia recovering from the Vietnam War, and wrestling with social upheaval, this production of one of Australia’s greatest classics pits the internal conflict of family life against the struggle of a country shaping its future. A triptych of glorious mothers—one recovering from the loss of a child, one who fears the same for her own, and one learning to let go—are each determined to take this holiday as a restful time of rejuvenation. Taking up playwright Michael Gow’s challenge to break apart the rules of theatre, Matthew Lutton’s production of Away unleashes the full theatricality of the text; intimacy gives way to the epic, and suburbia is replaced with the dark spectacle of a tempest. As the pressures of family secrets swell and gather into a storm, each mother and each family feels their way towards new, more hopeful ground.

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4th November 2018

Cyclone Sunday

Cyclone Sunday is a free community-awareness event for the public and new residents to Townsville. It informs the community on how to be ‘Cyclone Ready’ at the beginning of the Cyclone Season. Held in Strand Park there are predominately community and emergency organisations that have information available to assist residents prior to, during and after a cyclone. Gather tips on how to prepare yourself, your family and your property for cyclones. Bring the kids, bring the family and get prepared for cyclone season!

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11th November 2017 to 10th November 2018

Home Hill Harvest Festival

Home Hill Harvest Festival celebrates the rich agricultural history of the Burdekin and the great lifestyle that comes from living off the land. The festival program commences early October and concludes with the Grande Parade and Mardi Gras in early November. The Grand Parade is a display of colourful floats, magical performances and lots of giveaways. The Mardi Gras features children’s activities, rides and entertainment. As well as interesting and interactive information stalls, displays and art exhibitions. Food and beverage stalls are a plenty offering a wide array of locally made delights and the bar has cold beverages ready to serve. Enjoy live entertainment from an array of musicians and performers throughout the night.

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11th November 2018

November 4x4 Fun Day

Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Fun Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery. Located just nine kilometres from Charters Towers central business district, the Millchester Motor Sport and Recreation Facility has it all from winch walls to mud pits that host the NQ Off Road Challenge, participants can come for the weekend and enjoy all that the Towers has to offer. CT 4x4 Club is a family friendly club catering for all 4x4 enthusiasts.

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13th November 2018 to 14th November 2018

The Gruffalo

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood ... After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups… The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children’s Books. Family Season 2018 Presented by CDP and Tall Stories

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17th November 2018

Ingham Family Race Day

An all age event that provides exciting horse racing, excellent fashion, live music and a great social day. The annual 'Family Race Day' race meeting is the start of the festive season and this late November race meeting is the perfect venue to celebrate. Whether it be Christmas parties, end of cane season celebrations or just an excuse to have some fun, don't miss this family race day.

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23rd November 2018 to 24th November 2018

PBR Australia Grand Finals

Welcome to the roller coaster world of the adrenalin cowboy as they take on the nation’s most extreme bucking bulls in a three-hour action packed event that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first bull of the night through to the last. This is the final and deciding chapter of the PBR year-long race for National Titles. It’s a showdown like no other – 22 riders all eager for glory as they strive to overcome the power of the most extreme bucking bulls in a head to head battle of power, agility and the fight of the fittest eight seconds at a time over the course of two nights of competition. Choreographed with pyrotechnics, lasers, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience inside the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre. This is an event not to be missed. This is the one and only PBR National Finals.

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23rd November 2018 to 24th November 2018

Professional Bull Riding

Welcome to the roller coaster world of the adrenalin cowboy as they take on the nation’s most extreme bucking bulls that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first bull of the night through to the last. This is the final and deciding chapter of the PBR year-long race for National Titles.

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28th November 2018

Morning Melodies - a Couple of Song and Dance Men

Let’s turn back the clock and celebrate the wonderful era of the Hollywood movie musicals and the song and dance men that made it so magical. In this sensational new show, Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men brings together the exciting dance routines and fabulous songs of legendary performers like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Donald O’Connor, Frank Sinatra and many more in one glorious stage production, especially designed for your enjoyment. Who could forget Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor’s dance in Singin in the Rain, or Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in High Society or even Bing and Donald in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, and of course not to mention the extraordinary Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in Ziegfeld Follies. Take trip down memory lane with some of the most memorable music ever written including: The Way You Look Tonight, Pennies From Heaven, Be A Clown, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Blue Skies, Well Did You Evah, That’s Entertainment, You’re the Top, Make Em Laugh and many more.

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5th December 2018

Morning Melodies: Christmas with Karen Knowles

Karen Knowles, one of Australia’s favourite singers, will come to the Burdekin for a special Christmas concert on 6 December 2018. Well known for her Carols and Christmas repertoire and regular performances as part of the Lord Mayors Carols broadcast throughout Queensland on Channel 7, Karen will perform with her musical director David Cameron accompanying her on piano and guitar. Join Karen for a wonderful selection of her hits, standards and your favourite Christmas songs as her music moves you into the true spirit of Christmas.

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9th December 2018

Carols by Candlelight

Join Townsville City Council and celebrate the Christmas spirit at the 2018 Carols by Candlelight. The event will feature a headline artist, performances from plenty of local talent and vocal support from the 80 piece community choir - all backed by the 1RAR band!

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18th December 2018

Stable on the Strand

Townsville's Christmas Festival, Stable on the Strand, celebrates its 17th birthday in 2018 at Townsville's premier event location, Strand Park. Stable on the Strand is one of Australia's most spectacular Christmas events, delighting crowds of 40,000 people over five nights as Christmas is shared with story, song and festivity. Stable on the Strand will feature the Town of Bethlehem: the story of the birth of Jesus told interactively using live actors as wise men, shepherds, Roman soldiers, King Herod, and of course Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus; camels, chickens, goats, sheep, and a donkey for children to pat; huge carousel in the Stable Village; fabulous youth program; great children's activities; amazing entertainment on the Main Stage with local and guest artists; hospitality areas: enjoy the ambiance of Stable on the Strand while enjoying free tea, coffee and Christmas Cake. Entry is free!

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31st December 2018

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Welcome in the New Year in a relaxed, North Queensland style with Townsville City Council's New Year's Eve celebrations! Join them at any one of the locations for a fun family night out involving a movie on the big screen, food vendors, amusements and exciting fireworks display.

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31st December 2018

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Welcome in the New Year in a relaxed, North Queensland style with Townsville City Council's New Year's Eve celebrations! Join them at any one of the locations for a fun family night out involving a movie on the big screen, food vendors, amusements and exciting fireworks display.

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26th January 2019 to 28th January 2019

Goldfield Ashes

The Charters Towers Goldfield Ashes is the largest amateur cricket carnival in the southern hemisphere. It is conducted in January by the Charters Towers Cricket Association Incorporated (CTCA). The event was recently given the status of being a Queensland Iconic Event. Matches are played on 58 different playing fields, including some which are privately owned. Whilst 'The Ashes' has grown to levels well beyond the imagination of President Jack Meeson's original concept, it has not lost its reputation for friendliness and hospitality. Perhaps within that reputation, lies the secret of its past success and assured growth in the future.

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