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VNQ Presents

Christmas Holiday Closing Dates

VNQ will be closed over the holiday season.

Close: December 18, 2014
Reopen: January 06, 2015

Wishing you all a very Merry and Safe Christmas!


Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

February 19, 2015 - 9:30am-12:00noon
(morning tea will be provided)
VNQ Training Room
6/56 Charles Street - Aitkenvale



The training schedule for VNQ's 2015 Core Skilling Workshop series is now online!

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

New Years Eve at the Civic
December 31 - 8:00pm
Annual show presented by NQOMT.


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


Artists Markets
February 28, 2015

Little Lifesavers
January 12-16, 2015 - 8:00am-10:00am
For children 5-11yrs
Cost: $95 - 5 sessions
Bookings Essential

Learn surf lifesaving.

For more details contact:
Surf Life Saving Queensland
Ph: 4766 2200 - Jeremy Best
Email: littelifesavers@lifesaving.com.au

La Luna School Holiday Workshops

January 12-16, 2015
Riverway Arts Centre
Bookings Essential

Various workshops across a wide range of topics, including photography, dance, art and craft.

Cost: $15 per workshop; $50 4 workshops; $100 10 workshops

Full details on the website.


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.


Christmas Movie

December 19 - 5:30pm-9:00pm
North Shore Display Village Park

A Christmas movie under the stars. Movie, visit from Santa, petting zoo & art workshops.

For more details contact:
Email: north.shore@stockland.com.au

Outrigging/Paddling Classes

December 21 - January 25, 2015
Sundays - 8:00am-10:00am
Strand Foreshore

For full details contact:
Townsville Outrigger Canoe Club
Email: toccfundraising@gmail.com

Outrigger Paddling

December 21 - January 18, 2015
Sundays - 7:45am-9:30am
Tobruk Pool
The Strand

For ages 12 years & up. Parent/guardian permission required if -18. No experience required.

For full details contact:
Magnetic Island Outriggers
Email: mioccsecretary@gmail.com

New Years Eve

New Years Eve Pictures in the Park
December 31 - 7:00pm-12:30am
Strand Park - The Strand

Free community family night with movies & fireworks. Food & drinks on sale.

7:00pm - Planes (G)
9:00pm - Oz The Great and Powerful (PG)

8:45pm & midnight - Fireworks
11:25pm - Sydney Fireworks Broadcast

Castle Hill PCYC Markets

January 04, 11 & 18 - 7:00am-11:00am
Castle Hill PCYC
Cnr Hugh & Harold Sts - Garbutt

Teen Movie Night

January 09, 2015 - 6:30pm-9:00pm
PCYC Upper Ross
43 Allambie Ln - Rasmussen

For ages 12 yrs to adult. Movie classified M.

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

Circus School

January 13-15, 2015 - 9:00am-3:00pm
Oonoonba State School Hall
Fairfield Waters Dr - Oonoonba
Cost: $60 per day
Bookings Essential

3 days of intensive circus skills workshops for ages 8-15yrs.

For more details contact:
Cajam Circus
Email: cajamcircus@gmail.com

Activity Day

January 15, 2015 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
PCYC Castle Hill
4 Hugh St - Belgian Gardens

Rock wall, hip hop, art workshops, teen fitness.

For more details contact:
PCYC Castle Hill
Email: dave.goode@pcyc.org.au

Family Movie Night

January 16, 2015 - 6:30pm-9:00pm
PCYC Upper Ross
43 Allambie Ln - Rasmussen

Family movie classified PG.

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

Youth Street Live

January 17 - 24, 2015
215 Walker St - CBD
Entry: $5

Various youth activities.

For more details contact:
YWAM Townsville
Email: johnnyc@ywamtownsville.org

Library Events

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

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Aitkenvale Library
Intro to programming & computer logic.
Bookings Essential
December 18 - 9:30am-10:30am
Book Online

3D Modelling Demystified
Aitkenvale Library
Bookings Essential
December 18 - 11:30am-12:30pm
Book Online

Retro Gaming with a Raspberry Pi
Aitkenvale Library
Raspberry Pi gaming consoles.
Bookings Essential
December 18 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
Book Online
December 19 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
Book Online

Freestyle Scratch Animation
Aitkenvale Library
December 19 - 11:30am-12:30pm
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Aitkenvale Library
January 08 - 9:00am-10:00am
January 08 - 10:30am-11:30am
The ancient Japanese art of paper folding.

Alphabet Adventure
Aitkenvale Library
January 13, 2015 - 10:00am-12noon
January 15, 2015 - 10:00am-12noon
Scavenger hunt for preschoolers.

Chair Dancing
Aitkenvale Library
January 13, 2015 - 10:00am-11:00am

Middle-Eastern Games
Aitkenvale Library
January 14, 2015 - 9:00am-10:00am
January 14, 2015 - 10:30am-11:30am

Adventure, Apps, GPS & Maps!
Riverway Arts Centre
January 14, 2015 - 10:00am-12noon
Geocaching fun.

Computer Practice Club
Thuringowa Library
January 15, 2015 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
Book Online

Great Summer Reads
Strand Park
January 15, 2015 - 9:00am-11:00am
Pick up a beach read or download a free eBook.


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 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


Skirmish & Mini Golf

December 18
Primary school age - 10:00am-12:30pm
Secondary school age - 1:00pm-3:00pm
PCYC Townsville
Wellington St - Aitkenvale
Cost: $10

For more details contact:
Ph: 4781 9100
Email: gil.napper@pcyc.org.au

Family Movie Night

December 19 - 6:30pm-9:00pm
Upper Ross PCYC
43 Allambie Ln - Rasmussen

Family movie rated PG.

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

Christmas Under the Stars

Free performances by Millenium.

December 20 - 7:00pm-9:00pm
Crossed Boomerangs Amphitheatre
Jezzine Barracks - Cook St

December 24 - 7:00pm-9:00pm
Gregory Street Amphitheatre
The Strand

Christmas Day

December 25

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve Ball

Twinkle Sparkle Shine
December 31 - 8:00pm-1:00am
Jupiters Townsville
Cost: $155 per person
Dress: A touch of sparkle
18+ event

3 course dinner, beverage package & live entertainment by Abbey Road.

Tickets from Jupiters or:

Sun Safe Wet Fun Day

January 08, 2015
Juniors - 10:00am-1:00pm
Seniors - 1:00pm-3:00pm
PCYC Townsville
Wellington Street - Aitkenvale

Bring a hat, shirt, sunglasses & sunscreen.

For more details contact:
PCYC Townsville
Ph: 4781 9100
Email: gil.napper@pcyc.org.au

Fishing Clinic

Junior Kids Fishing Clinic
January 18, 2015 - 8:00am-1:00pm
Townsville Barra Fun Park
505 Allambie Ln - Kelso
Cost: $20 per child
Bookings Essential

For 8-16yr olds. Fishing basics & activities.

For full details contact:
Sunfish NQ
Email: sunfishnq@optusnet.com.au

Youth Hip Hop Workshop

January 15, 2015 - 10:00am-3:00pm
PCYC Townsville
Wellington St - Aitkenvale
Cost: $5 per person
Bookings Essential

Learn the moves.

To book or for details contact:
PCYC Townsville
Ph: 4781 9100
Email: gil.napper@pcyc.org.au

Learn to Row

January 17 - February 15, 2015
Weekends - 7:30am-9:00am
55 Riverside Bvd - Douglas
Cost: $200 for the course

Participants must attend all sessions.

For more details contact:
Townsville & JCU Rowing Club
Email: learn@townsvillejcurowing.com.au


Golf Social

January 18, 2015 - 8:00am start
Rowes Bay Golf Club
Emmerson St - Pallerenda
Cost: $35 per person

Includes BBQ lunch. Teams & individuals welcome. Prizes.

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

Hardship Portal

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) have launched a website offering resources to assist people with communications issues during tough economic times. It's also designed for use by financial counsellors.


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.


Youth Fitness Program

Various Dates
1/31 Geaney Ln - Deeragun
Cost: $10 per class non-mem
Free for members of FixXpress.

A fitness mentoring program for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander youth aged 11-21yrs.

For more details contact:
Mob: 048 871 3929 - Zion

Art in the Park

December 15, 2014 - January 15, 2015
(Mondays & Thursdays only)
January 23, 2015
Jeff Caddies Park
Bluewattle Bvd - Rasmussen

Free youth art activities.

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

DV Women's Group

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Domestic Violence Women's Group
Wednesdays during 2015
Townsville West Community Centre
15 Lonnegan Street, Garbutt

Talk about domestic & family violence in a safe environment & get support & information.

For more details contact:
Mob: 0439 586 940 - Enid or
Mob: 0428 898 543 - Fay

Christmas Lights Tour

December 08-18
Cost: $10 per person

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

Summer Holiday Program

Summer Drop-In Youth Program
December 15 - January 23
Upper Ross PCYC
43 Allambie Ln - Rasmussen

Free activities & events. Zombie Romp Workshops, Art in the Park, Basketball, Rock Climbing & more.

Wear sun-safe clothing, a hat & bring a water bottle. Closed-in shoes required for all activities.


Stable on the Strand

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

Annual interactive Christmas event with kids activites & lots more.


RC Aviation

December 21-January 25, 2015
Oak Valley Flying Field
Bookings Essential

Come and try!

For full details contact:
Townsville Aero Modellers
Email: secretary@townsvilleaeromodellers

Model Plane Flying

December 21 - January 25, 2015
Tracs Model Aero Club
Racecourse Rd - Oonoonba
Bookings Required

Try the TRACS RC flight simulator & then try the real thing.

For full details contact:
Tracs Model Aero Club
Email: tracsclub@hotmail.com

Sailing Championships

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


New York, New York

December 31 - doors open 8:00pm
City Lane
373-385 Flinders St - CBD
Tickets: $190 per person
18+ event (ID required)

New Years Eve event. 5 hours of unlimited tapas & beverages, entertainment by Redtie & special guest performers Adil Memon & Chloe Papandrea.

Buy tickets online at:

Free Workshops

Hula Hoop & Poi Workshops
January 08-10, 2015 - 10:00am-11:30am
The Water Garden Oasis
Picnic Bay Hotel
Magnetic Island
Bookings Essential

Learn the art of Poi & Hula Hooping with the Fire Flyz. For ages 5yrs to adult. Children -12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more details contact:
Email: fireflyz.spin@gmail.com

Youth Workshop

Finding the Goddess Within
January 14, 2015 - for 12-14yrs
January 21, 2015 - for 15-25yrs
Headspace Townsville
Bookings Essential

Natural body care workshop. Pampering session, nutrition, meal preparation.

For bookings or details contact:
Headspace Townsville
Ph: 4799 1799
Email: youthheadspacer@tmml.com.au

Super Hero Day

January 16, 2015 - 10:00am-3:00pm
January 16, 2015 - 7:00pm-10:00pm
Warrina Ice Rink
3 - 5 Illuka St - Currajong
Entry: $15; $10 in costume

Come dressed as your favourite super hero.

For more details contact:
Warrina Ice Rink
Ph: 4759 1777
Email: admin@hbsmanagement.com.au

School Holiday Activities

Get Active in Parks

Sport & activities with YACCA & DETOUR Youth programs.

Jabiru Park - Condon
January 19 - 3:00pm-5:00pm
Woodlands Skate Park - Deeragun
January 21 - 3:00pm-5:00pm

For more details contact:
Ph: 4775 9100

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