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VNQ Presents

Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

2014 Dates
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



Sponsorship & Fundraising
November 01 - 9:00am-12noon
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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VNQ are on Facebook!
VNQ's Profile Page

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Townsville Civic Theatre

Townsville Eisteddfod
September 09-27 - various times
Annual eisteddfod. See website for program.

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


Artists Markets
October 18

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

Beyond Townsville

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:

Morning Glory Festival
September 25-28
Musgrave St - Burketown

Races, demos, stalls, art, exhibits, entertainment & more.


Disability Action Week

Walk With Me
September 12 - 4:00pm start
Strand Park - The Strand

Sponsored walk event.

Inclusive Communities Festival
September 12 - 4:30pm-8:30pm
Strand Park - The Strand

Performances, screening of "Frozen", activities, animal petting farm, wheelchair basketball & more.

For more details visit the website or contact:
Cootharinga North Queensland
Email: sharon.smith@cootharinga.org.au

Cocktail Fundraiser

Great Gatsby Cocktail Fundraiser
September 12 - 7:00pm-10:00pm
Townsville RSL
139 Charters Towers Rd - Hermit Park
Tickets: $50

Fundraiser for the Cerabral Palsy League Townsville.

For more details contact:
Ph: 4799 9600

Northern Beaches Festival

Main Events

Rollingstone Pineapple Festival
September 13 - 9:30am start
Rollingstone Community Hall

Toomulla Beach Junior Fishing Competition
September 14 - 8:00am start
Toomulla Park
Entry Fee: $5


Pathways Family Fun Day

September 13 - 10:00am-12noon
Pathways Townsville
Ronan St - Vincent

For Pathways foster families & children.

BBQ, kids activities & more.

For more details contact:
Pathways Townsville
Ph: 4771 8888

NQ Ocean Paddle Series

Race 4 - Multi-Strand Assault
September 14
Townsville/Magnetic Island

Short & long courses.

Cost: long $35; short $29

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


Community Tree Planting

September 14 - 8:30am-10:30am
Bulimba Way - Bohle Plains

Community tree planting, kids entertainment, free sausage sizzle.

Romeo & Juliet
presented by TheatreINQ

Shakespeare Under the Stars
September 16 - October 28
Tues-Sat 6:30pm; Sun 5:30pm
Queens Gardens
cnr Gregory & Paxton Sts- North Ward

Tickets: $26 - $40
Dinner options available.


My BBQ Rules

Annual Charity Dinner
September 20 - 5:30pm-9:30pm
Townsville Golf Club
Benson St - Rosslea
Bookings Essential

Fundraiser for Life Aid International. BBQ cook-off, entertainment, auction, raffle & more. Special guest judges MKR 2013 Winners Dan & Steph.

Tickets: $110 per person - tables of 10

Book Online or by phone to:
Mob: 0439 544 245 - Ramona Bullard or
Mob: 0418 670 890 - Paul Norman



Luxlumin - Lighting Up The City
September 26-27 - 7:00pm-10:00pm
Townsville CBD

Art installation of lights on buildings throughout the CBD. Guided tours available.

For more details contact:
La Luna Youth Arts
Email: visualarts@lalunanq.com


Golf Day

September 26 - 7:00am
Townsville Golf Club
Benson St - Rosslea
Cost: $80 per player (teams of 4)

Fundraiser for Guide Dogs Qld. BBQ breakfast, 18 holes, contests, prizes & more.

Sponsorship packages available.

Entries in person at the Townsville Golf Club office or contact:
Rotary Club of Mundingburra
Mob: 0407 730 619

Library Events

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

Chair Dancing
Thuringowa Library
September 09 - 11:00am-12noon
A non-impact exercise.

Digital Hub One-on-One Training Session
Thuringowa Library
September 10, 17 & 24 - 9:00am-10:00am

Back to Basics - Educator Workshops
Aitkenvale Library
September 10 - Music
October 08 - Block
November 11 - Play
Cost $10
For all educators.
For full details contact:
Email: tdeca@y7mail.com

Loud Lounge: Drumming Circles
Thuringowa Library
September 11 - 3:00pm-4:30pm
With Alex Salvador.

Loud Lounge: Gaming Antics
Aitkenvale Library
September 11 - 3:30pm-4:30pm
Battle it out with Band Hero.

Virtual Tour of the Gallery of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Culture
City Library
September 11 - 10:00am-11:00am
Robot tour.
Bookings Essential

Qld Writers Centre Workshop
Making It Real
Thuringowa Library
September 13 - 9:30am-3:30pm
Explore research methods with Jessica White.
Cost: QWC mem - FREE; non mem $30
Bookings Essential
Book on the QWC website.

ABC Open Workshop
Thuringowa Library
September 20 - 9:00am-3:00pm
Writing & photography workshop
Book Online

Get into Geocaching
September 20 - 10:00am-12noon
Workshop and discovery walk.
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Learn to Crochet
September 22 - 9:30am-11:30am
Thuringowa Library
Book Online

NQF/NQS Informal Network Meetings
Aitkenvale Library
September 25 - 6:30pm-8:30pm
For all educators.
For more details contact:
Email: tdeca@y7mail.com

Program - Popcorn Maker
Thuringowa Library
September 25 - 12:30pm-2:00pm
Music/video mash-up program.
Book Online

Capture Your Story Through Ochre Painting
Thuringowa Library
September 27 - 10:00am-12:30pm
With Aboriginal artist Rick Garcia.
Book Online

Craft Workshop
Thuringowa Library
September 30 - 10:00am-12noon
Craft workshop for adults.
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.

Ball Park Music
September 19 - 7:00pm
`Trippin` the Light Fantastic` Tour.
Tickets: $40

Kasey Chambers
September 26 - 7:00pm
Kasey Chambers with Special Guests Josh Rennie-Hynes & The Blessed Outlaws, Sisters Doll & The Keys.
Tickets: $45


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


Blue Light Disco

September 12 - 6:30pm-8:30pm
Upper Ross PCYC
43 Allambie Ln - Rasmussen
Theme: Pirate
Entry: $5

Disco for primary school aged children only.

For more details contact:
Upper Ross PCYC
Ph: 4789 2145

Townsville Rock Fest

September 13 - gates open 2:00pm
Tony Ireland Stadium

Volunteers are needed for this event. See the website for details.

Bands include Baby Animals, Pseudo Echo, Supersonic Sex Machine, Godfathers of Funk, The Blessed Outlaws, Euphoria & Inertia. Bus transport available.

Tickets: $62.50 per person; $52.50 group bookings

Tickets from SunCity Harley Davidson or:

Townsville Vigaro

September 14 & 21 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
Queens Park - North Ward

Come and try ladies vigaro.

Sustainable House Day

September 14 - 10:00am-2:00pm
Rowes Bay Sustainability Centre
56 Cape Pallarenda Rd - Rowes Bay

Tours, Wetland Boardwalk & spinkler swap.

Spinal Outreach Team

Regional Visits 2014
September 15
Townsville, Palm Island, Mt Isa

Support for people affected by spinal cord injury.

For more details contact:
Spinal Outreach Team
Freecall: 1800 624 832 (regional clients)
Email: spot@health.qld.gov.au

1RAR Concert Fundraiser

September 18 - 7:30pm
School of Arts Theatre
cnr Stanley & Walker Sts - CBD

Fundraising concert series with 1RAR & DanceNorth.

Tickets: $20 per person
($5 per ticket will go to Soldier On.)


Get Rolling Townsville

September 21 - 7:15am start
Little Reid Park
92 Boundary St - Railway Estate
Registrations Essential

An 'active wheels' event. Bring your favourite set of wheels & ride the V8 track. Activites & more.

Register at: LINK

Year 12 Workshop

Basic Photography
September 23-October 02 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Lori Neilsen Photography
Cost: $250 per person
Bookings Essential - 10 places only

6 day photography workshop for Year 12 students.

For year 12 students. BYO digital camera & laptop with Photoshop installed.

Register by September 16 with:
Lori Neilsen Photography
Email: photos@lorineilsen.com

Facebook Event

Fight For Your Cause

September 26 - doors open 5:30pm
Townsville RSL Stadium
Murray Lyons Crs - Annandale

Corporate charity boxing event & charity challenge. Fundraiser for various local charities.

Tickets: $30; child -14 $15

Tickets available from:
Body Torque Health & Fitness


The Swisse Color Run

September 28 - 9:00am
Strand Park - The Strand

5k fun run with a party at the end. The most colourful run on the planet.

Tickets: $57.50 per person; Child 6-12 years $48.50: Child -5 FREE


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

Music in the City

Perfumed Gardens
cnr Stokes & Walker Sts - CBD

Live entertainment at lunchtime.

September 12 - The Jamm
September 19 - Funbusters
September 26 - Korey Livy

Youth Outreach Program

Every Wednesday - 5:00pm-7:00pm
Riverway Skate Park
Skating, grafitti wall & sausage sizzle.

presented by Stage Door Theatre Restaurant

July 05 - October 18
Stage Door Theatre
5 Hayles Ave - Arcadia
Magnetic Island

Tickets: $84 per person; $70 Seniors

Three course meal & show.

For more details or tickets contact:
Ph: 4778 5448
Email: info@stagedoortheatre.com.au


Fitness Classes

July 31 - September 18
Thursdays - 5:30pm-6:30pm
Rossiter Park - Aitkenvale
Cost: $2 donation

Suitable for adults of all fitness levels.

Journey to Recognition

Townsville to Rockhampton

Event hosts needed for when The Journey comes to town.

Full details on Recognise & the Journey to Recognition at the website.


Bay Dayz Festival

September 05 - October 05
Various events, times & venues
Magnetic Island

Annual month-long festival. Live music, art, culture, competitions & more. See the website for full details.


Child Protection Week

Protective Behaviours Circus Play
September 10 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
410 Ross River Road - Cranbrook
Bookings Essential

A Child Protection Week Initiative. A play educating children on safety issues. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register with Centacare on:
Ph: 4772 9000 - Rebecca Brown

Cybersafety Info Night
September 10 - 4:45pm-6:00pm
Classroom 5 - NQ Police Academy
Heatleys Pde - Belgian Gardens

Free talk on cyber safety.

For more details contact:
Email: cooke.julie@police.qld.gov.au

Act for Kids Puppet Show
September 10 - 3:30pm-5:00pm

For more details contact:
ACT for Kids
Ph: 4779 0611

Shared Family Care BBQ
September 12 - 5:00pm-7:00pm
Enclosed playground - Strand Park

BBQ & kids activities.

For more details contact:
Shared Family Care
Ph: 4779 3332

Remembrance Day Ceremony
September 12 - 11:00am
Yacht Club
Plume St - CBD

For more details contact:
Ph: 4724 4410 or
Email: Lotusevents@micahprojects.org.au


The Nuts and Bolts of Basic Home Modifications
September 11
LifeTec Qld
Shop G-3A - Domain Central
103 Duckworth St - Garbutt
Cost: 1 session $132; both sessions $198

Morning session: Minor Modifications
Afternoon session: Major Modifications

Come & Play - Computer Access Equipment
September 12 - 9:00am-12noon

Try out some assistive technology for computers & tablets.

Understand Alzheimers
September 22 - 9:30am
Registration - 9:00am

Free public lecture by Steve Milton (UK) - live streamed.

For more details contact:
Alzheimer's Australia
Ph: 4755 1177
Email: coralie.friend@alzheimers.org.au


For more details contact:
Ph: 4759 5600
Email: mail@lifetec.org.au


Alzheimers Workshop

Considering Residential Care
September 15 - 10:00am-2:30pm
Venue - TBA
Bookings Essential

Free seminar for family members, carers & friends of people with alzheimers. Practical info & advice.

To book contact:
Alzheimer's Australia
Freecall: 1800 100 500


MicroBirth Film Documentary World Premier
September 20

30 Cooper St - Currajong

Townsville South State School
78 Tully St - South Townsville

Feature-length documentary on birth.

Facebook Event

Vacation Care

Cerebral Palsy League Vacation Care
September 22 - October 03
Cerebral Palsy League Townsville
22 Ridley Rd - Kirwan
Cost: $60-$80 per day

School holiday program for youth (ages 12-18 years) with a disability.

For full details contact:
Cerebral Palsy League Townsville
Ph: 4799 9600 or
Email: cevans@cplqld.org.au


World Kiteboarding Championship
The Strand
September 26 - October 01
10:00am-12noon & 2:30pm-4:30pm

1 round of 3 of the World Kiteboarding Championship. Other rounds held overseas.


CMC Rocks NQ

CMC Rocks North QLD 2014
September 27 - 3:15pm-10:45pm
Townsville Entertainment Centre

Australian Country & Roots festival.

Tickets: 15+ years $89.90; 4-14 years $39.90

Tickets available at:


General Events | Ongoing Events | Galleries & Exhibitions