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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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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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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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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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