What’s On Around the Douglas Shire This Weekend Friday 10 September- Sunday 12 September 2021


MOSSMAN BOAT & FISHING CLUB / Fishing Competition


Cairns Art Gallery 40 Abbott St, Cairns

William T Cooper (1934–2015) was notable as a painter of birds, however he was also a masterful botanical artist, producing botanical illustrations of rainforest fruits and hundreds of drawings of plants that were produced opportunistically for potential use in paintings.

This exhibition brings together over 100 works, many of which have not been on public exhibition before, from private collections around Australia and the collections of the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.

To strengthen the educational component of the exhibition, many of the works in the exhibition will be displayed together with botanical specimens from the collection of the Australian Tropical Herbarium at James Cook University.

Exhibition runs from 28th August to 13th February 2022.



CROSSROADS CAFE / Fish N Chips & Open Mic Night from 6pm

Crossroads turns it on again with their beloved fish ‘n chips and open mic night from 6pm.

MT MOLLOY HOTEL / Live music by Cameron Cusack. Jackpot Joker sitting on $800 Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local pistol club. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home.

EXCHANGE HOTEL MOSSMAN / Live Music 6pm & Meals on Wheels Raffles 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 5.30pm-6pm

PADDYS / 5pm Raffles and Lady Valiant live 8-11pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

HEMINGWAYS / Live music 5-8pm

DAINTREE BAR, SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE / Kiki Courtidis live every Friday from 8pm-10pm. Guests, visitors and locals are all welcome.

THE TIN SHED / Raffles from 5.30-6.30pm

LADY DOUGLAS FRIDAY MUSIC CRUISE / Music Cruise package with the Yacht Club every Friday.

Enjoy a delicious Seafood Platter for two and a bottle of wine at the Yacht Club then dance the night away to Live Music onboard the Lady D. Bookings on 0408 986 127



KAI BISTRO / Friday Night Steak special

INN FRONT / Tapas & Drink Special 5-6 pm

MAMAN / Live Acoustic Music Fridays 4-6pm

HIGH FALLS FARM / Happy Hour 5-6pm & Dinner from 6pm

PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB / Sunset Tunes & Seafood Session


ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $10 Pizza Specials


DAINTREE YOGA with SCHELL from 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ACTIVE8 FITNESS / Free Seniors Movement & Parkour at Mossman Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am

PETANQUE / 4pm at the piste behind the Community Hall


DICKSON INLET CLEAN UP / 10am-3.30pm. Join the ReefClean project and help prevent marine debris entering the Great Barrier Reef! During this monitoring event you’ll be helping clean our beautiful beaches whilst also gathering important information for the Australian Marine Debris Initiative. ReefClean and Tangaroa Blue



CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 5.30pm start-6pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

THE YACHTY / Karaoke hosted by Rick Moyer from 7pm

PADDYS / Seachange live from 8-11pm

DIWAN SPORTS CLUB / The Rockmans live from 6.30pm after the Skills auction. Cash bar and dinner by Alexandra Bay School P & C.



MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm

MAREEBA / from 7.30am


CAIRNS MUSEUM / Percy Trezise: The Man Who Loved Cape York Peninsula opens at 10am

FREE ACTIVE8 RIDE SAFE FOR KIDS / Port Douglas 8.30-10.30am

Douglas Shire Council is proud to present a community cycling program focused on safety and fun skills for kids. The program is run by Accredited Cycling Australia instructors.

This program is a progressive series of TWO, sessions.

For safety reasons children must attend the first session to attend the second. Children should have basic balance skills on a pedal bike without training wheels.

There are two time slots available over the weekend of September 11-12 either an 8:30am start or a 10:30am start on both days.

A free gift will be given at the end of the second session.

Must haves – Helmet and bike in safe working condition, sunscreen and water bottle.Hire bikes area available to be pre-booked for $30 per session.

Further information / https://bit.ly/3zbUu2E


PORT DOUGLAS CROCS AFL v CAIRNS CITY LIONS / Preliminary Final from 5pm at Cazalys

YOGA WITH LUCY CHADWICK / 7-8.30am Buffs Hall, Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9-10.30am Buffs Hall, Mossman

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB / Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon

FOUR MILE BEACH SOCIAL SWIM / A weekly social Ocean Swim around the buoys in front of the patrol hut, which makes about a 500m course. Meet in front of the patrol hut on Four Mile Beach at 9am. Please note this is a social swim without any organised water safety and you swim at your own risk. For safety reasons we swim in front of the patrol hut during lifeguard hours.



OAKS RESORT PORT DOUGLAS / Locals Sunday Session by the Pool 12-5pm : House DJ, live music, food and drink specials

CROSSROADS CAFE / Sunday Sesh / 11am-4pm, live piano with Nikolaos, draught beer, wine, coffee, cake, cheese platters and lunch served.

TURTLE ROCK CAFE / Safari Sundays with live tunes and great food and drink specials.

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Weekly Pool Competition from 2pm

PLANTATION RESORT / Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes from 4pm

THE TIN SHED / Live music from 1.30-4.30pm and Members Draw from 4-5pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 12-3pm

PADDYS / Cam Kettle live from 5-8pm

HEMINGWAYS / Katie Richards live from 2-5pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters & Live Music by Tinderbox from 1-4pm

LYNDA’S MUSIC STUDIO / Classical Gala Concert from 3pm at Mossman Shire Hall. Studio String Quartet and Studio Orchestra playing arrangements of 1st movements of Haydn’s Surprise Symphony & Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

📸 / @beyondthewillowtree


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm



PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB / Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm


FISHING FOR THE FUTURE WITH KIDS / A free kids activity day at the Mossman Fishing and Boating Club next month will teach the next generation of local anglers how to jag a catch while keeping our fisheries thriving. From 8am.

PETANQUE / 4pm at the piste behind the Community Hall


A strong high [1033 hPa] over the northern Tasman Sea maintains a firm ridge over North Queensland waters. The ridge will weaken over the weekend as the high drifts southeastwards.

Friday 10 September

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Cairns Coast

Winds / East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Cairns during the morning. Inshore winds south of Innisfail decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.

Seas / 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.

Swell / East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.

Weather / Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 11 September

Winds / East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Winds south of Innisfail decreasing to 10 to 15 knots.

Seas / 1 to 1.5 metres.

Swell / East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres in the morning.

Weather / Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Sunday 12 September

Winds / East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cairns during the morning and early afternoon.

Seas / Around 1 metre.

Swell / Easterly 1 to 2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning.

Weather / Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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