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VNQ Presents

Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

2014 Dates
May 15 - celebrating NVW
July 17
September 18
November 20

VNQ's Offices
Unit 6/56 Charles St - Aitenvale

For details or bookings contact:
Volunteering North Queensland Inc
Ph: 4725 5990 or
Email: vnq@volunteeringnthqld.org.au



Project & Event Management
Trainer: Gerard Byrne
May 03 - 9:00am-12noon
VNQ Offices

For details or bookings contact:
Volunteering North Queensland Inc
Ph: 4725 5990 or
Email: vnq@volunteeringnthqld.org.au


VNQ's training program is run in partnership with the Townsville City Council.
Townsville City Council Logo

VNQ are on Facebook!
VNQ's Profile Page

Why not come & 'Like' us!

Townsville Civic Theatre

Don Quixote
April 17 - 8:00pm
Russian Ballet on tour.

Melbourne Comedy Roadshow
April 22 - 8:00pm
Annual tour.
Recommended for ages 15+

NABBA /WFF NQ Championships
April 26 - 12noon (doors open)
International bodybuilding events.

Dust of Uruzgan
April 28 - 7:30pm
Fred Smith on tour.
Rated PGR for strong language & violent themes.
May contain strobe lighting & fog effects.

Banff Mountain Film Festival
April 30 - 7:00pm
Annual touring film festival.

An Evening with Petula Clark
May 01 - 8:00pm
Petula Clark on tour.


For tickets contact:
TicketShop: 4727 9797 or
See more details & buy your tickets Online


Artists Markets
April 26

Latin Vibrations Dance Showcase
May 03 - 8:00pm-9:30pm
Riverway Arts Centre
18+ event

Tickets: Adult $27; Conc $22; Tert Student FT $22; Group 8+ $22pp


Family Fun Day
Deadly Families are Happy, Safe & Strong
May 17 - 10:00am-2:00pm Pioneer Park - Riverway

Entertainment, activities, info & more.

For Riverway event tickets contact:
TicketShop: 4727 9797 or
See more details & buy your tickets Online

Beyond Townsville

10 Days in the Towers
April 25 - May 05
Annual event with various events, including the Country Music Festival.

Lower Burdekin Polocrosse Carnival
April 26-27 - 8:00am start
Giru Polocrosse Grounds
Piralko Road - Giru
Competition Polocrosse & more.
Facebook Page

Charters Towers Country Music Festival
May 02-04
Charters Towers Showgrounds
Annual music festival.
Facebook Page

Outback Fossil Festival
May 02-05

Charters Towers Charity Markets
February 23 - November 15
Every 4th Sunday (except August & December)
Also 2nd Sunday in July
Centenary Park
Hackett Tce - Charters Towers
Ph: 4787 1794 for details

Gold Coast Conferences
Youth Conference
15-17 September
World Conference
17-20 September
Register at:

River Rush

NQ Ocean Paddle Series Race 2
April 26
South Townsville Boat Ramp
Pallarenda Beach Course

Cost: $35 long course; $29 short course; group registrations available

For more details contact:
NQ Ocean Paddle Series
Email: admin@nqoceanpaddleseries.com.au


Cemetery Tour

Townsville Pioneering Women
April 30 - 10:00am-11:30am
West End Cemetery
Church St - West End
Bookings Essential

Free guided tour & talk.
Bring hat & water.

Book at your local library.

Literary Tea

Afternoon Tea with a Classic
May 03 - 3:00pm-5:00pm
Tumbetin Lodge Team Rooms
565 University Rd - Annandale
Cost: $32
Bookings Essential

Literary high tea & discussion of the classic book 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.

Groovin the Moo

Groovin the Moo Festival 2014
May 04 - 11:00am-10:30pm
Murray Sporting Complex
Murray Lyons Cr - Annandale
Tickets: $99

24 bands in one annual event.


Diversity Celebration

A Celebration of Diversity 2014
May 10 - 5:30pm-10:00pm
Holy Spirit School Hall
Hatchett St - Cranbrook

Entry: Adult $15; Child 7-12yrs $5; -7yrs Free

Tickets not available at the door.
For tickets contact:
Multicultural Women's Group
Ph: 4775 1588


May 10-11 - 6:30pm
School of Arts
Cnr of Stanley & Walker Sts - CBD

$30-$50 membership - Townsville Classic Films

10 May - Rashomon
11 May - Wild Strawberries


Celtic Thunder Mythology

May 17 - 7:30pm
Townsville Entertainment Centre

Tickets: $99-$299
Available online.


Spirit & Soul Festival

May 18 - 9:00am-4:00pm
Hervey Range Heritage Tea Rooms
Hervey Range Rd

Natural therapies, readings, market stalls & more.


Library Events

Library Events Calendar
Full details of all events & bookings.
Library Events Calendar

Easter Eggstravaganza
City Library
April 15 - 10:00am-11:30am
Bookings Essential

3D Printing Workshop
Intro to 3D printing and scanners.
Bookings Essential
City Library
April 15 - 10:00am-11:30am

Internet Shopping
Aitkenvale Library
April 15 - 1:00pm-2:30pm
Bookings Essential

Cloud Computing
Aitkenvale Library
April 15 - 10:00am
Bookings Essential
Info session.

Indigenous Australians at War
Aitkenvale Library
April 22 - 10:00am-12noon
Bookings Essential
Morning tea & talk.

ANZAC Special Session
Aitkenvale Library
April 23 - 1:00pm
Bookings Essential
Explore some WWII-related websites.

ABC Open Writing Workshop
Thuringowa Library
April 26 - 9:00am-3:00pm
May 17 - 9:00am-3:00pm
Bookings Essential
Morning session writing, afternoon session photography.

Creating Your Own Travel Blog
Thuringowa Library
April 29 - 1:00pm-2:30pm
Bookings Essential
Learn about blogging.

Apps of the Month - Blogging
Thuringowa Library
April 30 - 9:00am-10:30am
Bookings Essential

Instagram goes Historic
City Library
May 03 - 10:00am-12noon
Bookings Essential
iPhone or Android required.

Social Media for Seniors
Thuringowa Library
May 06 - 10:00am-12noon
Bookings Essential
Find out what social media is all about.

MOSAIC: How to access historic maps of Townsville
Thuringowa Library
May 06 - 6:30pm-8:30pm
Bookings Essential
Learn to use the Townsville City Council online mapping system.

Author Talk - Matthew Condon
Thuringowa Library
May 08 - 6:30pm
Bookings Essential
Author of 'Jacks and Jokers'.

Sharing what's special: the latest news from the JCU Special Collections
Thuringowa Library
May 08 - 10:00am-11:00am
Bookings Essential

Loud Lounge - Old school games
Aitkenvale Library
May 08 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Fun with simple items.

Strand Stroll
May 10 - 9:00am start
Meet: ANZAC Park Main Entrance
The Strand
Bookings Essential
Booking Link
Historic talk and stroll with Dr Jensen.

QWC Seminar: Blogs, Books & Branding: Author Platforms
Thuringowa Library
May 10 - 11:00am-1:00pm
Bookings Essential
Book through www.qwc.asn.au
Develop your writer brand & more.

App of the month - Animation
CityLibraries Aitkenvale
May 13 - 3:00pm-4:30pm
Bookings Essential
Try various animation apps.

Welcome Aboard!
Townsville Maritime Museum Guided Tour
May 13 - 9:00am-11:00am
Townsville Maritime Museum
42-68 Palmer St
Bookings Essential
Booking Link

Time-lapse photography using your smart phone or tablet
Thuringowa Library
Session 1
May 13 - 10:00am-11:30am
Session 2
May 27 - Time TBC
Bookings Essential
Booking into session 1 also books you into session 2.

Origami for Beginners
Thuringowa Library
May 16 - 10:30am-11:30am
Bookings Essential
Traditional Japanese paper craft.

Begin your Family History
City Library
May 17 - 10:00am-12noon
Bookings Essential
For beginners in family history research.


To book contact:
Thuringowa Library
Ph: 4773 8811
City Library
Ph: 4727 9666
Aitkenvale Library
Ph: 4727 8310

The Venue

Boy & Bear
April 20 - 7:00pm
Tickets: $38
18+ event
'Harlequin Dream' Tour with Special Guest Patrick James.

Rolling Stoned - The Rolling Stones Show
May 02 - 7:00pm
Tickets: $20
18+ event
Touring tribute show with Special Guests.

The Wolfe Brothers
May 17 - 7:00pm
Tickets: $27.50
18+ event
'It's On' tour with Special Guests.


The Venue
719 Flinders Street
Ph: 4724 2800
Email: info@thevenuetownsville.com.au

Charity Tennis

Corporate Charity Tennis Night
May 02 - 6:30pm-10:00pm
Tennis Townsville
32 Burke St - North Ward
Entry: $375 team of 4 + 1 reserve

Fundraiser for the Townsville Hospital Foundation and the redevelopment of the childrens ward.

Nomination forms & more details on the website or contact:

Email: marketing@tennistownsville.org or
Email: samantha.pascoe@health.qld.gov.au


Townsville PCYC Melodies

May 09 - 10:00am-12:30pm
Townsville PCYC
Wellington St - Aitkenvale
Tickets: $10 per person
(incl. morning tea)

With Trevor Mitchell & guitar.

Return pick up service - $4
Contact the PCYC to book.

Townsville PCYC
Ph: 4781 9100

Queensland Champions Cup

May 10-11
Townsville RSL Stadium
Murray Lyons Cres - Annandale

A weekend of netball with:

Qld Champions Cup
May 10 - 7:00pm

Mission Qld Netball League Games
Game 1 - May 10 - 5:00pm
Game 2 - May 11 - 10:00am

Tickets: Adult $5; Student/Child: Gold coin


Perfectly Pitched

A Capella Competition
May 17 - 10:00am
Kirwan State High School Music Centre
Hudson St - Kirwan
Entry fee: $10 per group

A 'Townsville's Got Talent' competition with prizes.

Joint fundraiser for the Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition & the Music Centre.

For groups of 3-8 performers aged 13+ years.

Register online on the website.

Facebook Page

Community Calendar

For up-to-date information on special events in the Townsville region, the Townsville Community Calendar is the place to look.

The calendar is brought to you by the wonderful volunteers at the Community Information Centre.


Townsville Community Calendar

MyPost Concession Account

Concession on postage stamps for eligible people.

Full details & application form on the website.


Meeting & Focus Groups

Community Info Meeting & Focus Groups
Vincent Community Hall
Hodges Cres - Vincent

Several topics followed by a BBQ.
Interpreter present.

Arabic Speaking
May 09 - 10:00am

For more details contact:
Ph: 4723 1470 - Latesha Tuck or
Email: ltuck@diversicare.com.au

Vacation Care

Cerebral Palsy League Vacation Care
April 07-17 - 7:30am-5:00pm
Cerebral Palsy League
22 Ridley Rd - Kirwan
Cost: Centre-based day $60; excursion day $80

For teenagers with a disability aged 12-18 years.

Enrolment packs are available from the office.

For more details or a pack contact:
Cerebral Palsy League
Ph: 4799 9600 - Camille Evans or
Email: cevans@cplqld.org.au

School Holiday Fun

Junior Ranger Program
April 15-17 - 8:30am-12noon
Billabong Sanctuary
Bruce Highway - Nome
Cost: $80
Bookings Essential
For children 8-15 years.

Includes park entry, morning tea, t-shirt & photo.

To book contact:
Billabong Sanctuary
Ph: 4778 8344


Palm Island Open Day

April 16 - depart Townsville 10:30am
Palm Island

4 different packages available.

For more details contact:
Sealink Qld
Ph: 1300 624 443


Easter Sunday

April 20

Short Season of Short Plays
Townsville Little Theatre

April 23-25 - 7:30pm
April 16 - 2:00pm & 7:30pm
St Margaret Mary's College Theatre
Crowle St - Hyde Park

Tickets: Adult $20-$35; Conc $15-$25; Mem & Students $10-$15
2 Programs. Choose one or both.

Tickets available online or at the door.


Last Post

April 24 & 26 - 7:00pm
April 25 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm
April 27 - 2:00pm
School of Arts Theatre
cnr Stanley & Walker Sts - CBD

Tickets: Adult $30; Conc $25; -18 $20



April 25

Townsville City
ANZAC Memorial Park - The Strand
Dawn Service - 5:30am
Parade - 9:30am start (Strand Park)
Morning Service - 10:40am

Thuringowa Cenotaph
86 Thuringowa Dr - Kirwan
Dawn Service - 5:40am
Morning Service - 11:00am
Parade - 10:35am start from Willows Carpark

Townsville Hospital
Paediatric Gardens
Dawn Service - 5:50am

The Esplanade - Balgal Beach
Dawn Service - 5:40am
Parade - 9:45am start

Alligator Creek
Alligator Creek Recreation & Bowls Club
Memorial Service - 6:00am

Magnetic Island
RSL Memorial Hall
31 Hayles Ave
Gunfire Breakfast - 4:30am
Parade - 5:20am

Alma Bay Cenotaph
Armand Way - Arcadia
Memorial Service - 5:30am


Lest We Forget

Ride the River

April 27 - 7:00am start
Sheriff Park
Love Ln - Mundingburra

Guided cycling tour along the Ross River. For all ages. Ride lengths of 5.5km, 10km & 16.5km. Free cycling pack for the first 100 registrations. BYO bike & helmet.

Registrations open 18 March-17 April.

Registrations Link

For more details contact:
Community Health - Townsville City Council
Ph: 1300 878 001

Laugh-a-Lot Ball

May 03 - 6:00pm start
The Port of Townsville
Quayside Terminal
Cost: $130 per person

Annual fundraiser for Camp Quality.
Dancing, charity auctions & more.

For more details or tickets contact:
Camp Quality
Ph: 4723 2250 or
Email: jessica.mead@campquality.org.au


Marvellous Manners Course

Marvellous Manners Confidence Course for Children
May 10 - 9:00am-12:30pm
North Townsville Community Hub
52 Palm Dr - Deeragun
Cost: $30 per person
($15 subsidy on request)
Dress: Party dress standard or Fairy/Princess/Wizard costume

Etiquette course for young children with morning tea & graduation ceremony.

Registration form on the website.

For more details or to register contact:
TMT Deportment & Etiquette Academy
Ph: 4751 6511 or
Email: manager@notch.org.au


Mothers Day

May 11

Celebrate mothers everywhere!

NQ Field Days

May 16-17 - 9:00am-5:00pm
Reserve next to Townsville Correctional Centre
Bruce Highway - Stuart

Agricultural & industrial exhibition.


RSPCA Million Paws Walk

May 18 - 9:00am-2:00pm
Strand Park - Jezzine Park
The Strand - North Ward
Entry Fee: $7-$45

Annual fundraiser for RSPCA Queensland.


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