December 8, 2022

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Weekend Event Guide | Friday 14 October-Sunday 16 October 2022

Your definitive guide to weekend events in and around the Douglas Shire.

Friday 14 October 2022

CARNIVAL SPLENDOR / Cruise ship arriving 7am departing 5pm with 2942 guests onboard.

ENTERTAINMENT

PORT SHORTS / Come and join us under the stars at Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas

The edge of the Coral Sea is the place to be this weekend. October. Port Shorts is bringing you the very best short films from around the globe – and our own backyard!

Friday night features “Junior Filmmakers, Music Video & Young Filmmakers Award”, showcasing the future of filmmaking at play. Gates open 5pm. Tickets and further information here.

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 music from 7.30-11pm

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

HEMINGWAYS / Live music by Big Pups from 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 5.15 pm


WINE & DINE

TASTE OF THE TROPICS GRAND HIGH TEA / Sheraton Mirage 2-4pm. The longstanding grand tradition of high tea comes alive in Far North Queensland with an afternoon of tête-à-tête amidst a delectable selection of sandwiches and sweet treats served with cold bubbles and hot tea.

With a tropical take on the classic British meal, Executive Chef Belinda Tuckwell, has created a high tea menu inspired by the abundant fresh local produce from finest farms in the region. Further information and tickets.


HEALTH, SPORT & WELLNESS

DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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

COMPLETE WELLNESS YOGA / Mossman Gym from 9am


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

DnA live at the Barrier Reef Tavern Saturday afternoon, complete with meat raffles!

Saturday 15 October 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

PORT SHORTS / Tonight’s theme is “the best short films on Earth”, featuring Drone Awards, Local Filmmakers Awards and Open Filmmakers Awards. The edge of the Coral Sea is the place to be and we’ll be bringing you the very best short films from around the globe – and our own backyard!
Far North Qld filmmakers have their time in the spotlight, and our shiny Drone category will showcase the best in aerial cinematography. So come on down from 5pm and enjoy a spectacular sunset over Mossman Gorge before the main show starts. Tickets and further information.

THE YACHTY / House Music night

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

BARRIER REEF TAV / DnA live from 3-6pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 5.15pm

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm


WINE & DINE

THE SURFY / Portside Galley foodtruck from 3pm

CAIRNS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL / Munro Martin Park from 4pm. Experience the best food and beverages available within the Cairns region. Enjoy a wide range of food for purchase from some of Cairns most popular restaurants and food vendors in the surreal settings of Munro Martin Parklands together with six hours of live entertainment on the parklands stage. Enjoy Australian wines and beer from bars located around the parklands. Further information.


MARKETS

MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm


SPORT, CULTURE & COMMUNITY

MEDITATION WITH MANTRAS / Deep Yoga Studio 6.30-7.30am. Sharpen the mind to integrate focus and concentration. We will raise our vibration in our physical body through the chantings. Experience the power of Meditating with Mantras; we create a ball of energy together while we are chanting in the same space and at the same time, feeling the journey of the sound waves inside you. Through the vibrations the circle in it self gets higher and higher by breathing consciously, getting in to a powerful trance moving our energy from the inside out. Further information.

YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

DISCOVER SAILING DAY / Cairns Yacht Club 10am-3pm. The aim of National Discover Sailing program is to encourage people to find out how much fun, safe, accessible and affordable sailing can be. The Cairns Yacht Club Commodore John Pool encouraged people to pay the club a visit on 15th of October  between 10am and 3pm.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to welcome the community to our club and our sport” he said.“We encourage anyone who has ever wanted to try sailing to come and have a look and enjoy a sail with an experienced club member or instructor. “We provide all the instructors, boats and safety equipment, so all you have to do is come along prepared for a good time with a spare set of clothes, a hat and some sunscreen.” Further information.

BIG TALK ONE FIRE / UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire Indigenous Cultural Festival is UMI Arts’ annual signature event, held at Fogarty Park, on the sunny Cairns Esplanade. Big Talk One Fire is a free, family-friendly event that brings together a concert with headlining and supporting local Indigenous bands, traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, and pop-up Indigenous market stalls. This event aims to showcase and promote the best of Far North Queensland cultures to a large and varied audience. Further information.


Sunday 16 October 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

MOUNT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL/ Sunday Session from 12pm

THE YACHTY / Open Mic with Brandon Walker from 2pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL SUNDAY SESSION / Live music by the Piano Wizard from 12-3pm and from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

THE TIN SHED / Seachange live from 1pm

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


SPORT, HEALTH & WELLNESS

RUN4REEF / #run4reef will bring together people of all ages and abilities to run with 100,000 runners from 23 host cities across Australia and New Zealand. Participants will run for our own wonder of the world – the #GreatBarrierReef  Distances include: 1km (kids), 5km and 10km. Choose your distance. Register @ run4reef.or.au. 10% of registration fees are donated to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, WWF Australia & WWF New Zealand, with 5% given to local charities.

MEDITATION WITH MANTRAS / Deep Yoga Studio 9-10am. Sharpen the mind to integrate focus and concentration. We will raise our vibration in our physical body through the chantings. Experience the power of Meditating with Mantras; we create a ball of energy together while we are chanting in the same space and at the same time, feeling the journey of the sound waves inside you. Through the vibrations the circle in it self gets higher and higher by breathing consciously, getting in to a powerful trance moving our energy from the inside out. Further information.


What is the weather doing?

A high [1030 hPa] near New Zealand extends a ridge over the northern waters. The high will move slowly east over the next few days, weakening the ridge. Winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots over the weekend.


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