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VNQ Presents

Annual General Meeting

October 30 - 12.30pm
(light lunch at 12noon)
VNQ Training Room
Unit 6/56 Charles Street, Aitkenvale

RSVP attendance by October 28 to:

Ph: 4725 5990
Fax: 4725 5996
Email: vnq@volunteeringnthqld.org.au


Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

2014 Dates
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.
Townsville City Council Logo

VNQ are on Facebook!
VNQ's Profile Page

Why not come & 'Like' us!

Townsville Civic Theatre

But Wait.... There's More
October 08-09 - 7:30pm
Circus Oz on tour.

Hello Dolly
October 15-17 - 8:00pm
October 18 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
North Queensland Opera & Music Theatre.

October 24 - 8:00pm
Bill Bailey on tour.

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


Artists Markets
October 18

Vibes Virtuoso - Nick Parnell
October 10 - 7:45pm
Riverway Arts Centre

Nick Parnell & his vibraphone on tour.

Tickets: $40 per person

Glencore Greek Fest
October 11 - 10:00am - late
October 12 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Riverway Arts Centre

Annual Greek Fest with Greek music, dance, food & more.


Presented by The Cathedral School
Riverway Arts Centre
October 23-24 - 7:30pm
October 25 - 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Rated PG for adult themes.

Based on Monty Python's film, The Holy Grail.

Tickets: Adult $35; Pension $26; SS/Child $26; Family (2A+2C) $115

India Fest Townsville
October 25 - 1:00pm-10:00pm

Facebook Link

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

Tablelands Folk Festival
October 24-27
Herberton - Yungaburra

For full details contact:
Email: info@tablelandsfolkfestival.org



Australian Mixed Ultimate Flying Disc Championships 2014
October 18-19 - 10:00am-6:00pm
October 20 - 9:00am-3:00pm
Queens Park - North Ward

Ultimate Frisbee event.


Water Week Events

Mount St John Waste Water Treatment Plant Tour
October 19 - 9:00am-11:00am
Bookings Essential - limited places

Enclosed shoes, long sleeves, long pants & hat required for visitors. Suitable for ages 8 years & over.

To book contact:
Email: sustainability@townsville.qld.gov.au or
Ph: 1300 878 001

Adventure Day
October 25
Rowes Bay Sustainability Centre
56 Cape Pallarenda Rd - Rowes Bay

Workshops, kids activities, beach tour, sprinkler swap & more.

Dance for Daniel 2014

Keeping Kids Safe
October 24 - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom - Jupiters Townsville
Tickets: $150
Dress: Red Tie Gala

Meal, live entertainment, auctions, raffles, prizes & more. Supporting the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.


NQ Ocean Paddle Series

NQ Ocean Paddle Series Race 5
Survival of Saunders
October 25
Cost: $29-$35
(group registrations available)

Long course - 25.8km (experts)
Short course - easy paddle

See the website for full details & registrations or contact:
Email: admin@nqoceanpaddleseries.com.au


Garage Sale Trail

October 25

A range of garage sales to visit, or join in & host one yourself!

Register a sale or find local sales at the website.


Library Events

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

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

Loud Lounge: Competition
Aitkenvale Library
October 09 - 3:30pm-4:30pm
Thuringowa Library
October 15 - 3:00pm-4:30pm
Bookings Essential
Create a poem using book titles.

Museum Tour
October 10 - 10:00am
Townsville Museum
231 Hugh St - Currajong
Bookings Essential - limited places
Book Online
Free guided tour of the Townsville Museum.

Ask Us: Info - Finding Info
Aitkenvale Library
October 14 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Book Online

Introduction to blogging
Aitkenvale Library
October 14 - 10:00am-11:00pm
Bookings Essential Book Online

ABC Open Workshop
Thuringowa Library
October 18 - 9:00am-3:00pm
Morning - writing.
Afternoon - photography
Bookings Essential Book Online

Riding The Wave of YA Success
Aitkenvale Library
October 18 - 9:30am-3:30pm
With author Kaz Delaney.
Cost: QWC mem FREE; non-mem $30
Bookings Essential
Book at: www.qwc.asn.au

Blogging with Wordpress
Aitkenvale Library
October 21 - 10:00am-11:30am
Set up your own Wordpress hosted blog
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Movie Maker
Thuringowa Library
October 21 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Learn to use Windows Movie Maker.
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Digitise it, Preserve it, Share it
City Library
October 23 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Learn how to digitise, preserve & share your family treasures.
Bookings Essential
To book contact Ph: 4727 9666

Explore Indigenous Astronomy/Sky Knowledge
City Library
October 24 - 11:00am-12noon
With Dr. Duane Hamacher from the Indigenous Unit at Nura Gili, UNSW.
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Train Your Lawn To Be Stronger
Thuringowa Library
October 25 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
Includes a sprinkler trade.
Bookings Essential
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.

A Tribute to the Songs and Stories of Paul Kelly
October 10 - 7:00pm
Tickets: $25
18+ event
With Special Guests Midlife Crisis, The Al Boulton Band and The Grey Matter.

James Reyne plays Australian Crawl
October 31 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $45 + booking fee
18+ event
James Reyne on tour.


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


Cannington Info Session

October 16 - 4:00pm
Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club
The Strand - North Ward

Info session. Open to the public.

For more details contact:
Freecall: 1800 025 377
Email: cannington.info@bhpbilliton.com

Lifetec Workshop

Special Interest Group - To Map or Not to Map? A Review of Pressure Mapping Systems
October 16 - Time TBA
Lifetec Queensland Townsville Centre
Shop G-3A - Domain Central
Cost: $22

Advanced 2-3 hour workshop.

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


TBWN Welcome

October 21 - 5:15pm-7:15pm
Townsville Yacht Club
Tickets: $25 per person

New member welcome for the Townsville Business Womens Network.

For more details contact:
Ph: 4422 0533 - Sarah Carvolth
Email: tbwn@businesswomen.com.au

Business Excellence Talk

Business Excellence Series in the Tropics
October 21 - 11:45am-2:00pm
Jupiters Townsville
Tickets: $70 per person

Speaker: Kristina Kenealy

Fashion Festival

Mercedes-Benz Townsville Fashion Festival
'Alive with Curiosity'
October 24-26
Townsville Entertainment Centre
Cost: from $122.50

October 24 - Sirromet Gala Dinner
October 25 - The Runway
October 26 - Alfresco Fashion on Flinders

Full details & tickets on the website.


Charity Races

Cootharinga Charity Race Day
October 25 - 12noon-5:30pm
(briefing at 11:30am)
Townsville Turf Club
Racecourse Rd - Cluden

Cootharinga NQ are also looking for corporate sponsors for this event.
Cost: Corporate sponsorship package $1000 + GST

For more details contact:
Ph: 4759 2033 - Rachael Urquhart
Email: rachael.urquhart@cootharinga.org.au

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

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

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


Live Telecast

Black Diggers
October 08 - 6:00pm
Jezzine Barracks

A live telecast of a Queensland Theatre Company production about Indigenous diggers during World War I.

BYO picnic blanket for lawn seating.

Seniors Activities

Healthy Ageing - Creating our Future
October 09 - 2:00pm-6:00pm
RSL Stadium
Murray Lyons Dr - Annandale
Cost: FREE

Activities, information & more for seniors & their families.

Breakfast Event

October 10 - 7:00am-9:00am
North Queensland Club
146 Denham St - CBD
Cost: $40 per person

A World Mental Health Day event. How to ensure workplaces are mentally healthy environments.

For more details contact:
Email: administration@solas.org.au

Book Launch

Julia Gillard - "My Story"
October 12 - 4:30pm-6:00pm
Sir George Kneipp Auditorium
Entry: $5

Book launch with Julia Gillard speaking about her memoir.


Jimmy Barnes

30:30 Hindsight
October 12 - 6:00pm
Jupiters Townsville - Poolside Lawns
Tickets: $88

Jimmy Barnes' Greatest Hits tour.


Lester Coombs

October 14 - 10:00am
Northreach Baptist Hall
38 Canterbury Rd - Kirwan

Concert & morning tea.

For more details contact:
Ph: 4774 0006 - Robyn

Healthy Club Canteens

October 15 - 6:00pm
Townsville RSL Stadium
Murray Lions Cres - Annandale
Cost: FREE
Registration Essential

Community club nutrition seminar.

To register contact:
TCC Community Sport & Recreation
Ph: 1300 878 001


Talent Search

Country Music Talent Search
October 18-19 - 9:00am start
St Joseph's School Auditorium
Ross River Road - Mundingburra

$5500 in prizes.
Pee Wee, Juvenile, Junior & Adult sections.

Entries close October 13.
Entry forms on the website.

Facebook Link


Make A Stand On The Strand
October 18 - 5:00pm-9:20pm

Destiny Rescue's Make A Stand On The Strand seeks is a fundraiser aimed at rescuing 100 children from sexual slavery. Get sponsored & stay on your feet for 260 minutes enjoying live entertainment, a walk, activities & more.

Sponsor packs available from Stockland, Live FM or YWAM.

Full details on the website or contact:
Email: info@makeastandonthestrand.com


Designer Conservation

October 23 - 6:00pm
Rydges Southbank
23 Palmer St - South Townsville
Speaker: Prof Lin Schwarzkophf

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

Clothes Swap

Townsville City Church Women`s Clothes Swap
October 25 - 10:00am-2:00pm
12 Burnda St - Kirwan

Nothing over $10.


Baby's Day Out

October 25 - 9:00am-12noon
Dan Gleeson Park

Annual event. Cake stall, kids activities & more.

Facebook Link

Open Day

NQ Herpetological Society
October 26 - 11:00am-3:00pm
St Matthews Church
Carmody St - Mundingburra

Sausage sizzle, reptile displays, raffle & info.

For more details contact:
Email: nqherpsociety@gmail.com

General Events | Ongoing Events | Galleries & Exhibitions