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Weekend Event Guide | Friday 19 August-Sunday 21 August 2022

Enjoy our definitive guide to this weekend's events around the Douglas Shire and beyond....
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Friday 19 August 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Big Pups, 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 by Seachange from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music by Simmo from Front Ear from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Jag the Joker and live music by Sunset Raga from 7.30pm

HEMINGWAYS / Live music by Katie Richards from 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm

LIONS DEN / The Joker Pokers

BLACK MOUNTAIN UNPLUGGED / Weekend Numero 2. Full details and tickets here:https://www.bmup.com.au


HEALTH, SPORT & WELLNESS

MOTOR RACING / NITRO THUNDER IN THE TROPICS. The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars are finally coming back to Springmount Raceway, and they will be supported by Round 1 of the 2022/23 Aeroflow 400 Thunder Sportsman Drag Racing Series!  Come and see, hear and FEEL these ground-shaking 4,000 horsepower machines blast to over 400km/h down the quarter mile, along with a huge field of local and interstate racers!  This year will also include a ‘pit party’ with activities for the kids and a meet and greet with the Nitro Funny Car drivers!

REEF TO REEF MTB / Reef to Reef is a mountain bike stage race that takes place over four days in the heart of Tropical North Queensland each August. It is a part of the Epic Series of Mountain Bike Races, alongside Australian races Cape to Cape and Port to Port. Starting on the reef fringed Coral Sea coast it quickly heads inland across a network of trails through tablelands, hinterland, farm lands, MTB parks, and tropical rainforest before finishing back at the coast four days and 190 km’s later. Each day’s stage has its own unique terrain and character to keep things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm track, groomed downhill trails and fire trails – many through private land that can only be ridden while racing the Reef to Reef. There’s nothing too technical but enough to get your attention, including 2525m of vertical climbing. Achievable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and MTB skills.

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 20 August 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

THE YACHTY / Opening Season Full Moon Party 8.30pm-midnight. The Yacht Club reopens its doors to host the most popular party in town!This time with a special “Opening Season” edition to enjoy some groovy beats with the best view and sharing the same tropical vibes.

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music fby DNA rom 7.30pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm

CAIRNS COLOUR FRENZY / Glow Edition 5-8pm. Fun walk or run. Tickets and full details at http://www.colourfrenzy.com.au

CAIRNS CUP RACING CARNIVAL

LIONS DEN / The Joker Pokers


MARKETS

MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm


SPORT, CULTURE & COMMUNITY

TREE PLANTING DAY / Tranquility on the Daintree, upper Daintree. Rainforest Rescue is excited to announce another tree planting day! Together we can Protect Rainforests Forever.

STEVE HILE AUTHOR BOOK EVENT / Whileaway Bookshop 10.30am. Join Steve Hile as he shares his writing and inspiration around his new book, Young Griffo, set amongst ganglife in the dank streets of Sydney in the late nineteenth century. The top of these gangs was the Greens push and they were led by a tough bare-knuckle fighter by the name of Larry Foley. One of their pastimes was running illegal underground prize-fights. Larry trained many of the best boxers in Australia and some of the best in the world. In the 1880s Larry was introduced to a well-known street fighting kid called – Young Griffo. The kid, under Larry’s training, became a true boxer and won the Australian boxing title, then one year later became the first Australian to win the World Title…

YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

PORT DOUGLAS CROCS AFL / Crocs V Central Trinity Beach from 12.30m at the Croc Pit, Port Douglas


Sunday 21 August 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

PORT DOUGLAS AFL CROC PIT 5K DRAW / from 12pm, the Club’s annual major fundraiser – $12K in prizes, including last draw of $5,000 – $125 tickets gets two guests, tucker, drinks and live music by Seachange from 4pm – a huge day.

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Kiki live from 3-6pm

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

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

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music by Seachange from 7.30pm

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

LIONS DEN / The Joker Pokers Sunday Session


MARKETS

PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm

CLIFTON BEACH / 9am


WINE & DINE

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

BARBADOS / Seafood Sunday Session 3-5pm


SPORT, WELLNESS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY

BRIAN SORENSON GOLF DAY / Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course 10.30am-6pm. Raising $$ for local Clubs, groups and charities in the Douglas Shire. Join us for a day of fun in the sun, all for a good cause, get your team together! Tickets http://www.salsasorensen.com/charity-golf-day

BIRD EXPO / Cairns Showground 9am-1pm. Far North Queensland Bird Breeders Club.
$2 entry fee / children under 13 free. Many different varieties of birds, various trade tables, speak to local breeders. Sausage sizzle and cold drinks.


What is the weather doing?

A high [1019 hPa] over the Tasman Sea is moving east across the Tasman Sea today, with an associated ridge over North Queensland waters weakening. The ridge will strengthen over the weekend as a new high moves eastward across the south of the continent. Winds increasing to 15-20 knots over the weekend.


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