Some locals say the silly season in the Douglas Shire kicks off with Melbourne Cup celebrations…and with the range of activities and events around the region continuing, they’re probably not wrong! Whether you choose to chill or to play social butterfly, there’s something for everybody happening again this weekend…
What is the weather doing?
A high [1031 hPa] near New Zealand extends a weakening ridge over northern waters. Weather is expected to be mostly sunny all weekend, with wind conditions improving over the next couple of days. Winds today are east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cairns at times. Tomorrow expect east to southeasterly winds blowing 10 to 15 knots while on Sunday, winds are expected to be easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Friday 5 November 2021
CROSSROADS CAFE / Fish N Chips & Open Mic Night from 6pm
MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Shannon Hunter and Jag the Joker standing at $1200 with tickets from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community Clubs. 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 5.15pm-6pm
BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Members Draw from 6.30pm
PADDYS / 5pm Raffles and live music from 8pm
COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live Music by Portamento Belle from 7.30pm
CENTRAL HOTEL / Live Music by Seachange from 7.30pm
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. BOOK NOW on 0408 986 127
WINE & DINE
PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB / Sunset Tunes & Seafood Session
WHET, CAPE TRIBULATION / Parmy Fridays
ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $10 Pizza Specials
HEALTH, SPORT & WELLNESS
DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman
ACTIVE8 FITNESS / Free Seniors Movement and Parkour at Mossman Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am
MIALLO STATE SCHOOL ART SHOW / Come and join in the School’s major fundraiser for the year. Fabulous food, drinks and live music.There will be the school art show, silent auction, roll ’ems, raffles and lucky door prizes. Entry is $5 for adults and kids are free.
Saturday 6 November 2021
CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 5pm for 5.15pm start-6pm
COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music by Dave Cooke from 7.30pm
PADDYS / Live music by Fraser Scott
DOUGLAS UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB / End of Year Break Up at the Port Douglas Sports Complex from 5pm
TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL / Sydney’s Travelling Film Festival heads to the tropical north with 12 films being screened at Cairns Central Cinema from Friday to Tuesday. Full programme and booking via link.
MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm
ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm
KOAH / 8am
GORDONVALE / 6am
SPORT, HEALTH & WELLNESS
DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman
MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB / Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon
CASSOWARY HOCKEY for KIDS /
Chics-for kids aged 2-4 years. Every Saturday from 8.30 am at Saint Augustines School Mossman. Fun activities include jumping, running, crawling, co-ordination & balance and a little bit of hockey thrown in.
Cassowary Minis (5-7 years) at 8.30 am
Cassowary Juniors (8-16 years) from 9am
Bring the kids down to try these fun team activities, all equipment supplied. Call Greg for more information 0481086056
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.
Sunday 7 November 2021
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 are back! Live tunes and great food and drink specials.
PADDYS/ Live music by Kiki Courtidis
PLANTATION RESORT / Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes from 4pm
BARBADOS / Sunday Seafood Session from 3-5pm with live music from 4-6pm
THE TIN SHED / Live music from 1.30-4.30pm and Members Draw from 4-5pm
COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music by Yahdoh from 12-3pm
CLINK THEATRE / Hamlet
ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm
PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm
PALM COVE / 8am-2pm
REDLYNCH / 8am
WINE & DINE
PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB / Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm
MOUNT MOLLOY HOTEL / Sunday Roast Lamb Lunch 12-2pm
HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORT
NOVEMBER NEW MOON CEREMONY / A gentle return to self, held by intuitive crafted sound-scape and the sacred medicine cacao. Join Wairua Sound at Port Douglas Yoga Studio at 10am for a 2 hour surrender to heart medicine, guided meditation and new moon ritual. Bookings via https://www.trybooking.com/BUVMD or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place and pay on the day.