December 8, 2022


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Weekend Event Guide / 18-20 February 2022

Enjoy our definitive guide to the weekend events around the Douglas Shire and beyond....

Jeff Martin performs Led Zeppelin at the Tanks on Saturday night.

What is the weather doing?

A high [1021 hPa] in the eastern Tasman Sea maintains a ridge along the east coast. The high will slowly weaken as it drifts east over the next few days. A new high will push into the Tasman Sea over the weekend, strengthening the ridge along the coast again slightly. Expect southeasterly winds 10-15 knots over the weekend.

Friday 18 February 2022


MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Dave Cooke and Jag the Joker stands at $1950 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.

CENTRAL HOTEL / Dale n Ange 7.30-11.30pm

PADDYS / Lady Valiant 8-11pm


Andy Martin’s energetic indie pop sound has made a mark all over the globe with a single release, ‘Heat of it All’ (via CLASH Magazine & MTV) and ‘Mess We Made’ (Triple J). Andy has been compared to the emotional Indie sound of artists like Sam Fender, Bruce Springsteen & Gang of Youths. He is relatable, thoughtful, and empathetic in his song writing.

The energy and passion that Andy projects into his live shows and into his recorded works is palpable and inspiring. He has something to say, and you can feel it.

Abi Muir hooks listeners with goosebump-inducing vocals reminiscent of Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish, captivating audience with her unique indie-pop sound. From the wistful, dreaminess of her debut single ‘heebiejeebies’, to her high energy dance track ‘First Date’, Abi’s creative storytelling from her youthful perspective releases a rush of emotions and memories for her audience.

With dramatic strings and a powerful drum line supporting emotive vocals, this EP shows the growth and maturity developing in this young singer. Abi’s debut EP is scheduled for release March 2022 and will see the launch of a new Australian pop sensation.

Image credit / © Central Hotel


ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $10 Pizza Specials


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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


MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE PLAYGROUP / Each Friday for kids 0-5yrs from 9.30-11.30am

Saturday 19 February 2022


PADDYS / Seachange live from 8pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm


After selling out numerous venues across Australia, Jeff Martin is bringing The Songs of Led Zeppelin to Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns– featuring personal and fan favorites from the legendary group, Jeff will perform solo renditions of Led Zeppelin classics over two 40 minutes acoustic sets using a collection of Jeff’s rarest instruments. This event is not to be missed for any Jeff Martin or Led Zeppelin fan.

© Seachange


MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm



YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB / Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon

RABBITOHS v COWBOYS TRIAL MATCH / The Rabbitohs are back in Cairns for the first trial game of 2022, taking on the North Queensland Cowboys | 6pm kick off | Barlow Park, Cairns | Gates open from 2:30pm

Sunday 20 February 2022


PADDYS / Steve Rockman 5-8pm

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

COURTHOUSE HOTEL SUNDAY SESSION / Live music by Kevin Carrington from 7.30pm

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


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm

HOLLOWAYS / 8am-2pm


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

MOUNT MOLLOY HOTEL / Sunday Roast Lamb Lunch 12-2pm


WORKING WITH THE BIODYNAMIC CALENDAR / How is the Astro Calendar used in Biodynamics?
• How do the Biodynamic Preparations work with the Cosmos and the soil and atmosphere?
• Learning the Moon Cycles and why we work with them
• Optimal planting, seed raising harvest, pruning and animal health times
• Learning to observe weather patterns
• Exercises in practical use of the Calendar
• Time for questions
Reserve your spot directly through booking link: Alternatively book by sending email to Monika, Exact venue address will be released shortly before event depending on numbers. Bring lunch to share incl. own plate/cutlery and serving utensils for your dish, your calendar to work with and a chair to sit comfortably.


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