August 10, 2022

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This Week’s Event Guide | Wednesday 6 July-Sunday 10 July 2022

Enjoy our definitive guide to this week's events around the Douglas Shire and beyond....
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Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) kicks off tomorrow. Experience the beauty and diversity of Indigenous cultures from Tropical North Queensland and other parts of the state. CIAF is an unparalleled celebration of Indigenous art, dance, fashion, and music.

For the very first time, guests will be treated to the opening of the Art Fair and Art Market simultaneously.

We welcome cruise ships back to Port Douglas on Thursday, with guests onboard Coral Princess arriving into Port Douglas at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina at 7am.

MAREEBA RODEO / A full weekend of Mareeba Festival events; the  Downtown Parade, Rodeo Queen Competition, Side-Show Alley, Agricultural  Show, Garden Competition, Window Dressing Competition, Cowpokes, Horse  Sports, Ute Muster, Woodchops, Art Show and more. The festival culminates Saturday with a one-day, full points, ABCRA affiliated rodeo. The Saturday night rodeo program will feature the finals and the State-Of-Origin. Camping overnight included with ticket entry. FULL EVENT DETAILS.

WEATHER / A high [1028 hPa] in Bass Strait extends a weakening ridge over the northern waters. The high will move slowly east into the Tasman Sea. A new high moves into the Great Australian Bight on Thursday, maintaining the ridge.


Wednesday 6 July 2022

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON GENTLEMAN’S SAIL / Port Douglas Yacht Club 4-9pm. Every Wednesday afternoon the Club’s very generous Members volunteer their time and their Yachts to take the public out sailing. Contact Manager 07 4099 4386 for full details.

MARINA SUNSET MARKETS / Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina 11am-5pm. Contact Pip Parbery 0413 380 153

WEEKLY MEN’S BREAKFAST / Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre 8.30-10.30am. Enjoy each other’s companionship along with a healthy breakfast to start the day. Occasional guest speakers and field trips.

Contact Robert O’Gorman on 07 4099 5518.

ART & CRAFT GROUP / Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre 1-3pm. Contact 07 4099 5518

MOSSMAN SHE SHED / Mossman Support Services 9am-1pm. Running on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays the She Shed welcomes all women over the age of 18. The She Shed is a welcoming place for learned and shared skills in the program that will help to empower those attending while socialising and having some fun. Contact 40982836.

MOSSMAN MEN’S SHED / Mossman Support Services 9am-12pm. Mossman Men’s Shed is a place for men to connect and participate in activities to maintain good health and wellbeing. Open 9am-1pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays weekly. Come along to work on a project or simply enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Men of all ages and of all abilities are welcome.

PLANTATION BAR / Karaoke Night 5.30-9pm

TRIVIA NIGHT / Central Hotel from 7pm

TANGAROA BLUE BEACH CLEAN / Four Mile Beach North and Middle Regular Monthly Clean-up 2-4pm. Looking for a way to be part of practical solutions for our environment? Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas is one of our longest running Queensland beach monitoring sites. We have been cleaning and collecting data from this site each month for the past 11 years. Meet the Tangaroa Blue coordinators and volunteers at Daintree Lounge in the Sheraton Grand Mirage at 2pm. Get Involved.


Thursday 7 July 2022

CHATTY CAFE / Tin Shed 10am. Meeting each Thursday at the Tin Shed, the group is open to anyone who would love to meet new people, to grow a support system and to have a chat over a coffee. Contact 07 4099 5518.

MOSSMAN MEN’S SHED / Mossman Support Services 9am-12pm. Mossman Men’s Shed is a place for men to connect and participate in activities to maintain good health and wellbeing. Open 9am-1pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays weekly. Come along to work on a project or simply enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Men of all ages and of all abilities are welcome.

MEN’S SOCIAL NIGHT BOWLING / Mossman Bowls Club 5.30-8pm. Welcoming beginners and new bowlers for a social night out on the green. Registration by Thursday 5pm. Card call at 5.15pm for 5.30pm start. After-game snacks. $10 per person. Contact 4098 1434.

MUSO’S NIGHT / Central Hotel from 8pm.

QUIZ NIGHT / Barrier Reef Tavern from 6pm. Trivia night at The Tav is back!!! Grab up to five friends and get your team ready for some fun. We will be running a meat tray raffle, giving away prizes and donating to the Port Douglas Junior Crocs. Gold coin donation only per person.


Friday 8 July 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music and Jag the Joker-tickets with your drink purchase from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community clubs. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home (book early!)

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live tunes from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm (weather depending)

MEET THE JOEY DAY / Wildlife Habitat from 8am. It’s a GIRL! Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is one furry, padded paw closer to revealing the name of their new koala joey. The adorable little marsupial’s name will be revealed for the first time!

The Wildlife Habitat team will have fun give aways for the kids with fun Koala facts, wildlife posters and more! Curlew Café will be serving “koala-ity” snacks and light meals, and all visitors can get the chance to enter in a drawing to win 1 of 5 family passes to the all-new “Breakfast with the Birds” that includes not only the opportunity to hand feed tropical birds, but Koala’s as well!

There will be additional events to engage in during the day, including Koala presentations by wildlife keepers, at the new koala cafe enclosure in the Wetlands habitat, special prices on koala photos, and more! Reservations are strongly suggested. Purchase your entry at wildlifehabitat.com.au


HEALTH, SPORT & WELLNESS

DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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


FAMILY, ART & COMMUNITY

MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE / “SheShed” from 9am-1pm (also Tuesday and Wednesdays)

MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE / “Playgroup” each Friday for kids 0-5yrs from 9.30-11.30am

BOOMERANG BAGS COMMUNITY SEWING GROUP / Mossman Community Centre 9.30-11.30am


Saturday 9 July 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm

Why not pop into Devils Thumb Distillery’s tasting bar this weekend? Enjoy the range made with local botanicals and enjoy views out over the cane fields.  Open daily 10am to 4pm, 1-3 Owen St, Craiglie. Make a booking via this link or by email at info@devilsthumbdistillery.com for bookings over 10. Image Credit/ sarahjonestravels

MARKETS

MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

MAREEBA / from 7am

HOLLOWAYS BEACH / 8am-2pm


SPORT, WELLNESS & COMMUNITY

PORT DOUGLAS CROCS v CAIRNS SAINTS / Home Game at the Croc Pit from 12.30pm

CLIMATEFORCE REGENERATION WEEKEND / Meet the community, plant trees, and enjoy some food together. Located at the old organic banana farm on 96 Cape Kimberly road. 10 minutes across the Daintree River, on East Kuku-Yalanji land. FULL DETAILS HERE.

YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

MARCH FOR YOUR RIGHTS / Defend Roe v Wade 4pm Cairns Esplanade. Event hosted by Pro Choice Cairns. You are invited to come and stand up for reproductive rights in light of the Roe vs Wade ruling being overturned.

This recent ruling means that currently 23 states have limited access to abortions, 17 of which from the moment of conception. There will be criminal penalties for abortion providers and anyone helping women access safe abortions. Gather at the tree of knowledge opposite the Cairns Hospital on the Esplanade. Speeches, performers and a march at 4:30pm down to the lagoon and back. “We need to be loud, we demand to be seen, we will not sit back quietly because silence is violence.” This will be a safe and inclusive space for varying demographics. Problematic behaviour will not be tolerated. Supported by March4Justice Cairns. Further information.


Sunday 10 July 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

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

COURTHOUSE HOTEL SUNDAY SESSION / Live music from 12-3pm by Yahdoh and from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / The Rockmans

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


MARKETS

PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm


WINE & DINE

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

BARBADOS / Seafood Sunday Session 3-5pm


HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORT

SOUND HEALING & SACRED CACAO IMMERSION / Port Douglas Yoga Studio 10.30am.

Returning to heart medicine and honouring the three sacred aspects of self. Where the mind drops into blissful heart space, with sound and cacao as the vehicle. Join Wairua Sound for a two hour immersion into sacred cacao, guided meditation and sound healing. Connect into heart space, higher consciousness and inner wisdom. Further information and bookings.


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