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VNQ Presents

International Volunteer Day

VNQ, in partnership with The Good Shepherd Home & Red Cross invite you to their International Volunteer Day Celebration.

December 04 - 10:00am-1:00pm
The Good Shepherd Home

Hope to see you there!

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



Sponsorship & Fundraising
Postponed from November 01 - New Date TBA
Trainer: Gerard Byrne
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.
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Townsville Civic Theatre

Morning Melodies - It's Christmas with Kamahl
November 26
Stars Kamahl.

Arts Extravaganza
November 28
Belgian Gardens State School.

The Nutcracker
December 04-05 - 6:30pm
December 06 - 1:00pm & 6:30pm
The Ann Roberts School of Dance.

TAPA - Rhythm of Life
December 11-12 - 6:30pm
December 13 - 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Townsville Academy of Performing Arts.

TAPA - Tiny Tots Tea Party
December 13 - 10:00am
Townsville Academy of Performing Arts.


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


Artists Markets
December 13

Festival of Small Halls
December 03 - 6:30pm
Del Barber & The Mae Trio on tour.
Riverway Arts Centre

Tickets: Adult $25.51; Conc $20.41; Child 12- Free
Tickets only from Festivals of Small Halls.


Experience It Live 2015 Launch
December 13 - 3:30pm-6:30pm
Launch of the 2015 arts season.

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

Beyond Townsville

Woodford Folk Festival
December 27, 2014 - January 01, 2015

Annual Folk Festival with over 2000 performers & 438 events.


Free Movie Night

November 28 - 6:30pm
Upper Ross PCYC
43 Allambie Ln - Rasmussen

For more details contact:
PCYC Upper Ross
Ph: 4789 2145
Email: upperross@pcyc.org.au


North Shore Tree Planting

November 29
Ashmore Crescent Park
North Shore

Bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, enclosed footwear & water.

For more details contact:
Ph: 4728 0700 - Holly Dembowski

Family Fun Day

Wingate Properties Free Family Fun Day
November 29 - 4:00pm-8:00pm
Beck Dr - Rasmussen

Kids activities, sausage sizzle, fireworks & more.

Fireworks from 7:30pm.

Film Fundraiser

Film: Imitation Game
December 03 - pre-party 5:30pm
Event Cimena
cnr Sturt & Blackwood Sts - CBD
Tickets: $20

Fundraiser for Umbrella Studio.

For more details contact:
Umbrella Studio
Ph: 4772 7109


Screen Out Loud

December 05 - 7:00pm-midnight
The Old Courthouse Theatre
cnr Stoke St & Sturt - CBD
Cost: 3 month membership $15

Horror movie screenings.

Suspiria (1977) - starts 7:00pm
Dracula (1972) - starts 10:30pm

For more details contact:
Ph: 4721 5433
Email: admin@fullthrottletheatre.com


Christmas Under the Stars

December 13 - 7:00pm-9:00pm
Gregory St Amphitheatre
The Strand & Gregory St

Free public concert by Millennium.

Christmas Day
December 25

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Sailing Championships

Sabot Sailing National Championships
December 28, 2014 - January 04, 2015
Cleveland Bay - The Strand


Library Events

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

Time-lapse Photography
Thuringowa Library
November 25 - 10:00am-11:30pm
Time-lapse ap for smart phone/tablet.

Open Universities Australia Connect Library
Thuringowa Library
November 26 - 1:00pm-2:30pm
Welcome & information.
Book Online

Christmas Family Photo Wreath
Thuringowa Library
November 28 - 10:00am-11:00am
Make a wreath with family photos.
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Afternoon Tea with a Classic
Aitkenvale Library
November 29 - 2:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $5 on the day
Book: Wuthering Heights
Book Online

Free Parent Information Session
Parents & Bubs First Aid Awareness

Aitkenvale Library
December 02 - 9:30am-11:30am
Book Online

Digitise it, Preserve it, Share it
December 02 - 10:00am-1:00pm
City Library
Learn to digitise family photos & slides.
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Summer Reading Club Launch
December 06 - 11:00am-12noon
Aitkenvale Library

Chair Dancing
December 09 - 10:00am-11:00am
Thuringowa Library
Wear comfy clothes & shoes. Bring a bottle of water.
Book Online

iPad Photos
December 09 - 1:00pm
Thuringowa Library
Photo editing & framing apps.
Book Online

Creating a simple App
December 10 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thuringowa Library
Create an App without programming skills.
Book Online http://host7.evanced.info/townsville/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5702

December 11 - 1:00pm
Thuringowa Library
Make an animated e-card for Christmas. Bring digital photos of family members on a USB.
Book Online

Eliminate Dengue
December 12 - 10:00am-12noon
Thuringowa Library
Display & info on a Townsville trial.

Christmas Card Making
December 12 - 10:00am-11:00am
Thuringowa Library
Design & make a card.
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Advanced Ochre Painting for Adults
December 13 - 10:00am-12:30pm
Thuringowa Library
With artist Rick Garcia. Make a Christmas painting.
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Song Creator Workshop
Aitkenvale Library
Compose a song.
December 16 - 10:00am-12noon
Book Online
December 16 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Book Online
December 17 - 10:00am-12noon
Book Online
December 17 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Book Online


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

The Venue

The Young Bily Joel
Every Friday night - 7:00pm
The Whiskey Bar
Free entry - meals available.

Christmas with One Night Only
November 29 - 6:00pm
BeeGees tribute show.
Dinner & Show package.
Tickets: $75 per person; $550 table of 8

Christmas with Abbalive
December 19 - 6:00pm
ABBA tribute show.
Dinner & Show package.
Tickets: $75 per person; $550 table of 8


The Venue Townsville
719 Flinders St - CBD
Ph: 4724 2800
Email: music@thevenuetownsville.com.au


P&C Cent Sale

November 30 - 10:00am start
Kelso State School

Cent sale & food for sale.


People and Reefs
December 03 - 6:00pm
The Raffles Room - Rydges Southbank
Palmer St - South Townsville
Presenter: Professor Joshua Cinner


Dinner Dance

Christmas Rock 'N' Roll Dinner Dance
December 05 - doors open 7:00pm
Jupiters Townsville
Cost: $90 per person
18+ event

2 course plated dinner, beverage package & music by 45RPM.

Tickets from Jupiters or the website.


Christmas Lights Tour

December 08-18
Cost: $10 per person

RSVP as soon as possible to:
Ph: 1300 761 011 or
Ph: 4417 1700

Christmas Fete

December 13 - 8:00am-12noon
Ozcare Day Respite Centre
53 Mooney St - Gulliver

Christmas fete & open day. Stalls, crafts & more.

Shop n Play

December 15-17 - 11:00am-3:00pm
Willows Shopping Centre
December 18-20 - 11:00am-2:00pm
Townsville Bulletin Square

Visit Santa's Art Factory for a free activity.

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

Mayor's Christmas Appeal

The Townsville Mayor's Christmas Appeal has begun for 2014.

Full details of how you can help on the TCC's website.


Community Art Project

Christmas in the City Community Art Project

Townsville Council's 2014 event aimed at encouraging community use of the CBD over the Christmas period.

Workshops will begin soon, but if you want to participate, you can start gathering materials now.

Materials needed are:
Fabrics, materials, wool, yarn, rope, netting & Christmas decorations.

For more details contact:
Email: Meghan.peters@townsville.qld.gov.au

TILT 2014 Film Festival

November 24-30 - 7:00pm
Event Cinema
Townsville CBD
Tickets: $15-$20


Short Course

Rainforest Plant Identification Short Courses
November 27-30 - 9:00am-4:00pm
JCU's Paluma House
Paluma Range National Park
Cost: $650 with accom; $520 w/out accom.

Long weekend course, all meals supplied.

For more details contact:
Email: alumni@jcu.edu.au


Morning Tea

Linkages to Families
November 28 - 9:30am-11:30am
Centacare Building
410 Ross River Rd - Cranbrook

For playgroups & interested people. Access to resources, morning tea & more.

For more details contact:
Family Relationship Centre
Ph: 4779 4211
Email: frc@centacarenq.org.au

Charity Auction

Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal Charity Auction Luncheon
November 28 - 12noon-2:00pm
Jupiters Townsville
Tickets: $100 each; Tables of 8 $760
Dress code: smart casual/business
18+ event

Major fundraising event for the annual Christmas Tree Appeal.

Bookings close 5pm November 24.

Tickets from TicketShop.
Ph: 4727 9797

Monster Dressup Disco

November 28 - 6:00pm-8:30pm
Townsville PCYC
Wellington St - Aitkenvale
Entry: $5

For Prep to Grade 7 students. Prizes to be won.

For more details contact:
Townsville PCYC
Ph: 4781 9100

Short + Sweet Festival

November 28-29
School of Arts Theatre
cnr Stanley & Walker Sts - CBD

Annual festival of 10-minute plays.

For more details or tickets contact:
Ph: 4772 2549


Latin Vibrations Birthday

November 29 - 7:00pm-midnight
The Old Courthouse Theatre
cnr Stoke St & Sturt - CBD
Tickets: $33 each; groups 6+ $160

6th birthday celebration dance evening.


Live Music Fest

Let Us Open The Door
November 29 - 1:00pm-midnight
Ross Island Hotel
99 Boundary St - South Townsville
Entry: gold coin donation

Fundraiser for Spinal Injuries Australia.

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Christmas Afternoon Tea

December 04 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
559 Flinders St - CBD
Cost: $6 (transport)

RSVP by November 27.

For more details or to RSVP contact:
Ph: 1300 761 011 or
Ph: 4417 1700

Carols by Candlelight

December 06 - 5:30pm-9:00pm
Reid Park - Railway Estate

2014 Carols by Candlelight.
Main show starts 6:45pm.

Cent Sale

December 07 - 11:00am-3:00pm
Townsville PCYC
Wellington St, Aitkenvale
Entry: gold coin donation

Fundraiser for the PCYC. Prizes, afternoon tea & more.

School Fundraiser

Dance Party
December 09 - 5:30pm-8:00pm
December 09 - 8:30pm-11:30pm
Launch Zone
125 Dalrymple Rd - Garbutt
Tickets: $30 per person, per session

Fundraiser for Thuringowa State School. Laser light show, DJ & dancing.

Stable on the Strand

December 18-22 - 5:30pm-9:30pm
Strand Park

Annual interactive Christmas event with kids activites & lots more.


General Events | Ongoing Events | Galleries & Exhibitions