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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



September 06 - 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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Townsville Civic Theatre

Up Close and Personal - Morning Melodies
September 02-03 - 11:00am
Starring Rhonda Burchmore.

Wombat Stew
September 04 - 6:30pm
September 05 - 9:30am & 11:30am
Garry Ginivan Attractions' touring show.

September 06 - 7:30pm
The Barrier Reef Orchestra.

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


C2, Townsville Civic Theatre

Voices of Pimlico
September 07 - 2:00pm
The choirs of Pimlico State High School.

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


Artists Markets
October 18

Creole Daughter
September 03 - 7:00pm
Grace Barbe on tour.

Tickets: adult $70; conc $62

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

The Greatest Little Piano Bar in the World
September 05 - 6:30pm
World Theatre
Charters Towers
Entry: $5

Features students & staff from Calvary Christian College, Townsville.

For more details contact:
Email: mworldtheatre@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

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

School of Art Theatre

School of Arts Theatre
cnr of Stanley & Walkers Sts - CBD

Live @ SOA
September 05 - 4:30pm-7:00pm
Entry: $5

Live jazz, blues & refreshments.

50 Years of Julie
The Sound of Music
September 05 - 7:30pm
Mary Poppins
September 06 - 2:00pm
The Sound of Music
September 06 - 7:30pm
Mary Poppins
September 07 - 2:00pm

Tickets: adult $20; child $15



Leprosy in the 21st Century...Now and Beyond
September 06 - 2:00pm
Gospel Chapel
Anne St - Gulliver

Fundraiser by The Leprosy Mission - Townsville Auxiliary to support community health education groups in Nepal.

Lifetec Workshop

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

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


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


Townsville Vigaro

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

Come and try ladies vigaro.

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

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.


Library Events

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

Apps of the month
Aitkenvale Library
September 02 - 10:00am-11:30am
Travel apps.

Parent Info Session: Tiny Tots Sign
Aitkenvale Library
September 02 - 9:30am-10:30am
Baby sign language with Ali Cavanagh.
Bookings Essential

Dad's Read at the Cowboys
September 06 - 5:00pm-7:30pm
1300Smiles Stadium
14 Golf Links Dr - Kirwan
Book Online

Let's Read in the Park
Jeff Caddies Park
September 08 - 9:30am-11:30am
Reading event at the park.

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 - 9:00am-10:00am

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


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.

Father's Day Dinner
September 05 - from 7:00pm
Tickets: $65
2 course meal included.

September 06 - 7:00pm
'The Cinematic' Tour FNQ.
Special guests: Savo & Freeds.
Tickets: $40.78 per person

Cool Classics Collection
September 07 - 3:00pm
Cynthia Clarke & Samuel Smith.
Tickets: Adult $15; Pensioner or student $10

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

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


Our Town
presented by Townsville Little Theatre

September 03-05 - 7:30pm
September 06 - 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Pimlico Performing Arts Centre
Fulham Road - Pimlico

Tickets: Adult $20; Conc $15; TLT Member $10; HS Student $10

Tickets from Ticketshop:
Ph: 4727 9797

Old Courthouse Theatre

Old Courthouse Theatre
cnr Sturt & Stokes Sts - CBD

Open Mic Nights
September 05 - 7:00pm start
Registration - 6:30pm
Held every 2nd Friday


The Basics
September 06 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $23.50
Australian band The Basics performing live.

For tickets contact:
Full Throttle Theatre Company
Ph: 4721 5433
Email: admin@fullthrottletheatre.com

Fathers Day
September 07

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

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

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.

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

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 05 - Kendal Daines
September 12 - The Jamm
September 19 - Funbusters

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.



Australian Kiteboarding Championship
August 28 - September 02
10:00am-12noon & 2:30pm-4:30pm
The Strand

Spectators welcome!

Lectures at JCU

JCU Annual Mabo Lecture
Recognition, National Identity & Our Future
September 02 - 6:30pm start
Sir George Kneipp Auditoium - JCU
Lecturer: Shannon Dodson

Science & Society in the Tropics Lecture Series
Folk Devils, Moral Panics, Youth & Crime

September 04 - 6:00pm start
Education Central - Building 134 - JCU
Presenter: Professor Glenn Dawes


Money Smart Week

September 03 - 11:30am-1:30pm
Vincent Community Hall
Hodges Cr - Vincent
Bookings Essential

Learn about the Saver Plus program.

To book contact:
The Smith Family
Ph: 4728 6786 - Nikki Storey or
Email: nikki.storey@thesmithfamily.com.au

Legal Workshop

Legal Issues for Seniors
September 03 - 10:00am-12noon
Carlyle Gardens - Condon

Learn how to organise your legal affairs.

RSVP to:
Ph: 4779 3013 - Madge or
Email: trcota@bigpond.net.au

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.


Buddhist Retreat

Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation Retreat & Vajrasattva Practice
September 05-08
Gumburu Environmental Education Centre
Mt Spec - 80 km North of Townsville
Cost: $480/$450 concession
(incl. accommodation, instruction & all meals)

Meditation retreat with Lama Choedak, a Tibetan Lama.

Full details on the website or contact:
Email: pheang@bigpond.net.au


StarLit Sensation

September 06 - 5:30pm-10:00pm
The Fort Lawn - Jezzine Barracks

Dining & entertainment.

Tickets: $210 per person; $2000 table of 10

For more details or tickets contact:
Email: bridget@sensationfestivals.com.au


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

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:

Sustainable House Day

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

Tours, Wetland Boardwalk & spinkler swap.

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


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