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VNQ Presents

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
Postponed from November 01 - New Date TBA
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

Why not come & 'Like' us!

Townsville Civic Theatre

Christmas/High School Musical 2 Jnr
November 22 - 4:00pm
Marque Talent Studios.

Morning Melodies - It's Christmas with Kamahl
November 26
Stars Kamahl.

Arts Extravaganza
November 28
Belgian Gardens State School.

The Nutcracker
December 04-05 - 6:30pm
December 06 - 1:00pm & 6:30pm
The Ann Roberts School of Dance.

TAPA - Rhythm of Life
December 11-12 - 6:30pm
December 13 - 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Townsville Academy of Performing Arts.

TAPA - Tiny Tots Tea Party
December 13 - 10:00am
Townsville Academy of Performing Arts.


C2 - Townsville Civic Theatre

Aviva Goes to the Theatre
November 16 - 2:00pm
The Aviva Quartet.

So We Sing
November 23 - 2:00pm
The Allegro Choir.
Net proceeds to Mental Illness Fellowship NQ.

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


Artists Markets
December 13

Festival of Small Halls
December 03 - 6:30pm
Del Barber & The Mae Trio on tour.
Riverway Arts Centre

Tickets: Adult $25.51; Conc $20.41; Child 12- Free
Tickets only from Festivals of Small Halls.


Experience It Live 2015 Launch
December 13 - 3:30pm-6:30pm
Launch of the 2015 arts season.

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

Info Session

Filipino Community Info Session
November 22 - 11:00am-1:00pm
Holy Spirit Church Community Hall
398 Ross River Rd - Cranbrook

Info session on anxiety & recognising depression, arthritis & more.

RSVP to Diversicare
Email: ltuck@diversicare.com.au

TILT 2014 Film Festival

November 24-30 - 7:00pm
Event Cinema
Townsville CBD
Tickets: $15-$20


Charity Auction

Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal Charity Auction Luncheon
November 28 - 12noon-2:00pm
Jupiters Townsville
Tickets: $100 each; Tables of 8 $760
Dress code: smart casual/business
18+ event

Major fundraising event for the annual Christmas Tree Appeal.

Bookings close 5pm November 24.

Tickets from TicketShop.
Ph: 4727 9797

Short + Sweet Festival

November 28-29
School of Arts Theatre
cnr Stanley & Walker Sts - CBD

Annual festival of 10-minute plays.

For more details or tickets contact:
Ph: 4772 2549


Live Music Fest

Let Us Open The Door
November 29 - 1:00pm-midnight
Ross Island Hotel
99 Boundary St - South Townsville
Entry: gold coin donation

Fundraiser for Spinal Injuries Australia.

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Carols by Candlelight

December 06 - 5:30pm-9:00pm
Reid Park - Railway Estate

2014 Carols by Candlelight.
Main show starts 6:45pm.

Christmas Lights Tour

December 08-18
Cost: $10 per person

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

Stable on the Strand

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

Annual interactive Christmas event with kids activites & lots more.


Library Events

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

Chair Dancing
Thuringowa Library
November 18 - 10:00am-11:00am
Wear comfy clothes & shoes. Bring a bottle of water.
Book Online

Apps of the Month - Food
Aitkenvale Library
November 18 - 10:00am-11:00am
Find out about some popular food aps.
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Loud Lounge: Release a Rainbow
Thuringowa Library
November 19 - 3:00pm-4:30pm
Bookings Essential
Book Online - Aitkenvale
Book Online - Thuringowa

Christmas Beading
Thuringowa Library
November 22 - 10:00am-12noon
Learn to bead.
Book Online

Time-lapse Photography
Thuringowa Library
November 25 - 10:00am-11:30pm
Time-lapse ap for smart phone/tablet.

Open Universities Australia Connect Library
Thuringowa Library
November 26 - 1:00pm-2:30pm
Welcome & information.
Book Online

Christmas Family Photo Wreath
Thuringowa Library
November 28 - 10:00am-11:00am
Make a wreath with family photos.
Bookings Essential
Book Online

Afternoon Tea with a Classic
Aitkenvale Library
November 29 - 2:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $5 on the day
Book: Wuthering Heights
Book Online

Free Parent Information Session
Parents & Bubs First Aid Awareness

Aitkenvale Library
December 02 - 9:30am-11:30am
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.

The Black Sorrows
November 22 - 7:00pm
Tickets: General $30 + BF; Dinner & Show $80
18+ event
On tour with Special Guests The Blessed Outlaws & Tim Griffin Blues.

Christmas with One Night Only
November 29 - 6:00pm
BeeGees tribute show.
Dinner & Show package.
Tickets: $75 per person; $550 table of 8

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


Spring Fling

November 21-22
School of Arts Theatre
cnr Stanley & Walker Sts - CBD

Annual fundraising sale - pre-loved clothes, shoes & accessories.


Community Tree Planting

November 23 - 8:30am-10:30am
Teak Place
Riverside Gardens - Douglas

Sausage sizzle & free native plant. Bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, enclosed footwear & water.

For more details contact:
Integrated Sustainability Services
Ph: 1300 878 001
Email: sustainable@townsville.qld.gov.au

Short Course

Rainforest Plant Identification Short Courses
November 27-30 - 9:00am-4:00pm
JCU's Paluma House
Paluma Range National Park
Cost: $650 with accom; $520 w/out accom.

Long weekend course, all meals supplied.

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


Monster Dressup Disco

November 28 - 6:00pm-8:30pm
Townsville PCYC
Wellington St - Aitkenvale
Entry: $5

For Prep to Grade 7 students. Prizes to be won.

For more details contact:
Townsville PCYC
Ph: 4781 9100

North Shore Tree Planting

November 29
Ashmore Crescent Park
North Shore

Bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, enclosed footwear & water.

For more details contact:
Ph: 4728 0700 - Holly Dembowski

P&C Cent Sale

November 30 - 10:00am start
Kelso State School

Cent sale & food for sale.

Dinner Dance

Christmas Rock 'N' Roll Dinner Dance
December 05 - doors open 7:00pm
Jupiters Townsville
Cost: $90 per person
18+ event

2 course plated dinner, beverage package & music by 45RPM.

Tickets from Jupiters or the website.


Shop n Play

December 15-17 - 11:00am-3:00pm
Willows Shopping Centre
December 18-20 - 11:00am-2:00pm
Townsville Bulletin Square

Visit Santa's Art Factory for a free activity.

Christmas Day
December 25

Merry Christmas to all!

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

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.


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

presented by TheatreiNQ

November 14-23
School of Arts Theatre
cnr Stanley & Walker Sts - CBD


Northern Beaches Tour

November 20 - 9:00am-12noon
Bookings Essential - Limited Places
Cost: $10 per person

Bus tour of Northern Beaches' new housing developments & beaches.

RSVP to reserve your spot to:
Ph: 1300 761 011 or
Ph: 4417 1700

50 Year Celebration

The Salvation Army Bridge Program
November 20 - 5:00pm start
Riverway Salvos
49-61 Beck Dr - Condon

For all participants, graduates, staff, volunteers, family & friends. BBQ & service.

For more details contact:
The Salvation Army
Ph: 4723 5607


JCU Public Lecture

Is the Great Barrier Reef as damaged and threatened as scientists claim?
November 20 - 6:00pm start
Education Central - Building 134

Lecture by Prof. Peter Ridd.

For more details contact:
Email: kiara.cantamessa1@jcu.edu.au

Startup Weekend

November 21 - 6:00pm-10:00pm
November 22 - 9:00am-10:00pm
November 23 - 9:00am-7:00pm
Education Central - JCU

Build skills, meet people, & launch Startups.

Tickets: Early-birds (ends November 06) $75; Students $75; General $99


Grand Opening

November 22 - 9:00am-5:00pm
Fantastic Furniture
216-230 Woolcock St

Kids activities, sausage sizzle, 103.1 Hot FM, guests, live entertainment, furniture deals & more.


Movie Event

I Can for Cancer
The Hunger Games Mockingjay
November 23 - 3:00pm
Event Cinemas
cnr Sturt & Blackwood Sts - CBD

Fundraiser for Cancer Council Qld.

Tickets: $25 per person (incl. nibbles)


Morning Tea

Linkages to Families
November 28 - 9:30am-11:30am
Centacare Building
410 Ross River Rd - Cranbrook

For playgroups & interested people. Access to resources, morning tea & more.

For more details contact:
Family Relationship Centre
Ph: 4779 4211
Email: frc@centacarenq.org.au

Free Movie Night

November 28 - 6:30pm
Upper Ross PCYC
43 Allambie Ln - Rasmussen

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


Family Fun Day

Wingate Properties Free Family Fun Day
November 29 - 4:00pm-8:00pm
Beck Dr - Rasmussen

Kids activities, sausage sizzle, fireworks & more.

Fireworks from 7:30pm.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

December 04 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
559 Flinders St - CBD
Cost: $6 (transport)

RSVP by November 27.

For more details or to RSVP contact:
Ph: 1300 761 011 or
Ph: 4417 1700

Cent Sale

December 07 - 11:00am-3:00pm
Townsville PCYC
Wellington St, Aitkenvale
Entry: gold coin donation

Fundraiser for the PCYC. Prizes, afternoon tea & more.

School Fundraiser

Dance Party
December 09 - 5:30pm-8:00pm
December 09 - 8:30pm-11:30pm
Launch Zone
125 Dalrymple Rd - Garbutt
Tickets: $30 per person, per session

Fundraiser for Thuringowa State School. Laser light show, DJ & dancing.

General Events | Ongoing Events | Galleries & Exhibitions