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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

The Ten Sopranos
August 16 - 8:00pm
The Ten Sopranos on tour.

Frank A Life in Song
August 23 - 7:30pm
Stars Tom Burlinson.


C2, Townsville Civic Theatre

Maggies' Festival of Performing Arts
August 22 - 7:00pm
St Margaret Mary's College.

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


Artists Markets
August 30

Spring Awakening
presented by Townsville Choral Society
Riverway Arts Centre
August 13-16 & 20-22 - 7:30pm
August 17 - 4:00pm
August 23 - 2:00pm & 7:30pm

The musical.

Contains adult themes & coarse language.
Not recommended for children -13 years.

Tickets: Adult $45; Conc $40; SS 13+ $30; Group 10+ $35 each

Run to the Water
August 17 - 7:00am
Registrations - 6:15am
Entry Fee: $10
Riverway Precinct

4km - starts 7:15am
8km - starts 7:00am

Fun run by SANTE "JCU Student Run Club". Fundraiser for charities in third world countries to provide safe drinking water.

For more details contact:
Email: vibooshini.ganeshalingam@my.jcu.edu.au

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:

Safe Dads

August 19-26 - 4 sessions
NQ Domestic Violence Resource Centre
Metway Arcade
390 Flinders St - CBD

Explore the role of the father.

For more details contact:
Ph: 4721 2888

Daffodil Day

August 22

Purchase a Daffodil Day product at any stand to help support Cancer research.

The Bee Gees Show

One Night Only - The Bee Gees Show
August 22 - 7:00pm start
The Venue Townsville
719 Flinders St - CBD
18+ event
Tickets: $25

Bee Gees tribute show on tour.


Annual Masonic Fete

August 23 - 8:00am-1:00pm
Masonic Village
Emerald St - Kirwan

Stalls, music, food, fresh produce & more.

Facebook Link

50 Years Anniversary Celebration

Aitkenvale Girl Guides - 50 Years Anniversary Celebration
August 23 - 2:00pm start
Aitkenvale Guide Hut
Aitken St - Aitkenvale

Campfire, presentations & more.

Scottish Dance Ceilidh

August 23 - 7:00pm start
St Mary's Hall
Castling St - West End
Entry: Adult $10; Child $5

Scottish country dances with live music by Iain McKenzie.

For more details contact:
Townsville Scottish Country Dancing Group Inc
Ph: 4771 6115

Sunday Variety Concert

August 24 - 2:00pm start
Pimlico Performing Arts Centre
59 - 77 Fulham Rd - Pimlico

For tickets contact:
Ph: 4723 7879 or
Ph: 4772 4734

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


Library Events

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

ABC Open Writing Workshop
Thuringowa Library
August 16 - 9:00am-3:00pm
Bookings Essential
Morning session writing, afternoon session photography.

Loud Lounge - Comic Creations
Thuringowa Library
20 August - 3:00pm-4:30pm
Comics, manga & more.

The Reading Hour - Find Your Favourite
Thuringowa Library
August 19 - 11:00am-1:00pm
Book discussion for adults.

Deserted Towns
Thuringowa Library
August 19 - 7:00pm
Deserted towns of NQ.

Children's Book Week Parade
Thuringowa Library
20 August - 10:00am-11:00am
Come dressed as your favourite character.
For children 3-5 years.

Connections: Cancer Wellness
August 22
New online resource launch.


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

YWAM Medical Ships

Free Tours
Jul 26 - 24 Aug 2014
Saturdays - 10:00am-4:00pm
Sundays - 1:00pm-4:00pm
Marine Precinct - Townsville Port

Family Open Day
August 16 - 10:00am-4:00pm
Free tour, activities & more.


Race Week 2014

Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2014
July 28 - September 02
Various Locations

August 29 - Zinc FM 70's Sunset Party
Peppers Blue on Blue
August 30 - 106.3 FM Shipwrecked Party
Cilligans Cafe & Bar
September 01 - Arcadia Beach Fair


Townsville Cultural Fest

August 13-17
Jezzine Park - Kissing Point

Annual cultural festival with a variety of entertainment & activities.



August 16 - 10:00am
Jezzine Park
Kissing Point - Townsville

Free BBQ, games & more.

R U OK? Is a not-for-profit organisation inspiring Australians to have meaningful conversations to help people who might be struggling with life.

For more details contact:
Email: hello@ruokday.com.au


Passport to Airlie

August 16 - 6:00pm
Dalrymple Hotel


Open Studios 2014

August 16-17 - 10:00am-3:00pm

Visit 2 local working pottery studios & a blacksmiths forge.

Fiona & Denise
26 Norris St - Hermit Park
Ceramics & blacksmiths forge.

NQ Potters
15 Flowers St - Railway Estate
Community studio and gallery.

Seniors Week

August 16-24

Seniors Music Day on Maggie
August 17 - 12:30pm-3:30pm
Alma Bay - Magnetic Island

Special Seniors Week event for the senior citizens of Magnetic Island. Live entertainment & afternoon tea.

Celebrate Seniors Week at LifeTec
August 18 - 10:00am-12noon
Domain Central - Garbutt

Morning tea, speeches, performance by Seniors Creating Change & more.

RSVP to Judy or Barb on:
Ph: 4759 5600

Seniors Week Lifestyle Expo
August 20 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Townsville RSL Stadium
Murray Lyons Crst - Annandale

Free expo with many exhibits, hearing screenings & more.

Seniors Week Luncheon
August 22 - 10:30am-1:30pm
Reid Park

Catered lunch, entertainment & Senior of the Year Awards. For residents of Townsville aged over 60 yrs (younger carers excepted).

Free transport available for seniors aged 70+ years.

Register at the Ticketshop
Ph: 4727 9777

For more details contact:
Customer Service Centre
Ph: 1300 878 001

Amateurs Race Day

August 23 - 11:00am start

Cluden Park Race Course
Tickets: Adult $25

Annual race day.

Includes Townsville Amateurs Cup & Fashions On The Field


Saunders Beach Trivia Night

August 23 - 7:00pm start
Entry: $10

Saunders Beach Kids Committee Trivia Night fundraiser for Big Day Out for Kids.

Snacks, raffles, prizes & trivia.

For more details contact:
Email: judy.squire@ipc.qld.edu.au

Townsville Football Cup

August 24 - 2:00pm
August 27 - 5:30pm
August 30 - 5:00pm
Sports Reserve - North Ward
Tickets: start from $10

A League pre-season mini-tournament.


Red Cross Centenary Gala Ball

August 29 - 7:00pm-midnight
Jupiters Casino Ballroom
Black Tie Event
Tickets: $130 per person

For tickets contact
Casey Spencer - Red Cross
Ph: 4753 0600

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

Meeting & Focus Groups

Community Info Meeting & Focus Groups
Vincent Community Hall
Hodges Cres - Vincent

Several topics followed by a BBQ.
Interpreter present.

Swahili Speaking
August 15 - 10:00am

For more details contact:
Ph: 4723 1470 - Latesha Tuck or
Email: ltuck@diversicare.com.au

Music in the City

Perfumed Gardens
cnr Stokes & Walker Sts - CBD

Live entertainment at lunchtime.

August 15 - The Pianoman
August 22 - Wallace and Gromit

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.


Test Match Cricket

Australia A vs. South Africa A
August 14 - 17 - 9:30am
Tony Ireland Stadium

Tickets: Adult $10; Conc $5; Child Free


Orientation Day

Community Training Australia
16 Aug - 10:00am start
261 Ross River Rd - Aitkenvale

Meet the trainers, learn what courses are on offer, free sausage sizzle & more.

For more details contact:
Community Training Australia
Ph: 4772 4103


Engineering Workshops

Heatley Secondary College
cnr Hanlan St & Fulham Rd - Heatley
Registrations Essential
Cost: FREE

DIY Sustainable Solutions Workshop for Families
August 16 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Suitable for families with children 5yrs & over.

Engineer A Better World
August 17 - 2:00pm-5:00pm

For more details contact:
Email: seq@ewb.org.au


Positive Lifestyle Program

Starts August 19 - 12noon-2:30pm
(7 week program)
Townsville Recovery Services
cnr Walker & Blackwood Sts

For all women, especially those with substance use issues.

For full details or to register contact:
Townsville Recovery Services
Ph: 4721 0151

Nesian Mystik

Farewell to Townsville
August 22 - 6:00pm start
Muldoon Oval

Tickets: $55 general/$90 VIP - prepaid
$65 general/$100 VIP - at the door

Tickets available from Re-boot Aitkenvale.
Ph: 4420 1137

Annual Jazz Festival

The Great Tropical Jazz Party
Magnetic Island Jazz Festival

August 22 - 7:30pm-10:00pm
August 23 - 12noon-6:00pm
August 24 - 12noon-9:30pm
Arcadia Village Hotel
Magnetic Island

8 bands & 5 concerts over 3 days of Jazz. Australian and overseas musicians.

Weekend Pass $75; Day Concert $35; Evening Concert $25
Concessions available.

For more details contact:
Ph: 4778 5918 - Marilyn Sheather


Legacy Charity Gala

2014 North Queensland Defence Legacy Charity Gala
August 23 - 6:30pm
Townsville Entertainment Centre
Dress: Black Tie or Mess

Annual opening event for Legacy Week & fundraiser for Townsville Legacy. 1 RAR Band, silent auction & more.

Tickets: $180 per person or $1700 table of 10

Purchase your tickets at:

Sundalah Sunday

August 24 - 10:00am-5:00pm
Castle Hill PCYC Entry: Adult $20-$25; Child $5

Classes, workshops, music, market stalls & more.

Proceeds to Yoga Tools For Townsville Schools Inc.


Buddhist Retreat

Buddhist Calm Abiding Meditation Retreat & Vajrasattva Practice
September 05-08
Gumburu Environmental Education Centre
Mt Spec - 80 km North of Townsville

Meditation retreat with Lama Choedak, a Tibetan Lama.

Cost: $480/$450 concession
(incl. accommodation, instruction & all meals)

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


General Events | Ongoing Events | Galleries & Exhibitions