December 8, 2022

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Weekend Event Guide | Friday 28 October-Sunday 30 October 2022

Your definitive guide to events in and around the Douglas Shire for a ghoulish Halloween weekend!
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The weekend events kick off with the first day of trade for the public at the fabulous new Hughies Bar in Mossman, a Halloween-themed gathering at Flames in the Forest complete with tunes by Lady Valiant, canapes, drinks upon arrival and ghoulish prizes for best dressed.

On Saturday, a keen crowd will gather for Grass is Greener in Cairns with a wicked lineup. If you are more community oriented, head along to the Volunteer Expo in Mossman this Saturday morning ( complete with Dog Show!).

Tuesday sees the Race that stops the nation bring a standstill to many work lives in Port, wth lunches and brunches served across many venues, including Hughies Bar in Mossman, Zinc Restaurant, Salsa, Sheraton Grand, and of course the Courthouse Hotel with Seachange and Paddys for after the main event.


Friday 28 October 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

FLAMES OF THE FOREST / Get your Halloween on! Pick your character, organise your costume and join us for a Halloween themed roots in the rainforest with Lady Valiant. Includes transfers from Port Douglas, welcome beverage, canapés served throughout, cash bar for drinks, and prizes for best dressed. Tickets.

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Katie Richards and Jag the Joker sitting on $1050. 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 from 7.30-11pm

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

HEMINGWAYS / Live music by Shannon Hunter from 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 5.15 pm

ON BY CIRCA / Cairns Performing Arts Centre from 8pm. After the smash-hits of Humans 2.0, Carnival of the Animals and Peepshow, Brisbane’s globally renowned Circa heads north to Cairns with their newest creation, On by Circa. A chance encounter. A touch. An improbable connection. On by Circa follows eight strangers whose lives cross in the courtyard of an apartment block. Over the course of a single night they will fight, love, laugh and find moments of beauty and transcendence. Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, with a pulsating score from Melbourne composer Jethro Woodward and striking lighting design from Paul Jackson, On by Circa is an unmissable and powerful new work infused with fierce humanity and exceptional acrobatics. Tickets.

MAREEBA DRIVE IN / DON’T WORRY DARLING(M) and ELVIS (M)


WINE & DINE

HUGHIES BAR / Mossman open to the public today.

GLOBAL CHAMPAGNE DAY / 12-2.30pm. Pop the cork and celebrate in style by joining us for an intimate and informative long lunch on an al fresco deck overlooking sparkling blue lagoons and swaying palm trees at the Sheraton Grand. A fabulous four course lunch will be paired with complementing Taittinger Champagne and music from our talented saxophonist will add to the atmosphere.

TASTE OF THE TROPICS GRAND HIGH TEA / 2pm – 4pm at Daintree Bar at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort.

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE YACHTY / Seafood Platter for 2 $105


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 STATE SCHOOL GRANDPARENTS DAY / Come along with your grandchildren to Reading Club from 8am, listen in for our Parade at 9am and then enjoy morning tea at 9:40am.

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 29 October 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

HALLOWEEN FIESTA AT THE YACHTY / 8pm-midnight. Last party of 2022. DJ Fran Alfonso and guest will be busting out the tunes. Fun prizes for the best dressed. Tickets.

TURTLE COVE PRIDE FESTIVAL 2022 / A Halloween-themed spectacular at Turtle Cove Beach Resort “top side” for a fab poolside vibe during the day and pool side party starting after dinner around 8:30pm. Special shows by our resident drag queen, Lucy Lastic & our Turtle Cove Shows. DJ FRADGE will be spinning beats all night. Dinner will be served at 7:30pm with our famous Chicken/Chorizo, smoked wings and salads. Further information.

THE GRASS IS GREENER / ALOK | PNAU | STICKY FINGERS | YG | ALUNA | BOO SEEKA | WAFIA | BRUX \ CRUSH3D | LITTLE FRITTER and loads more at Cairns Show Grounds from 12pm. Tix and details.

JUNGLE INNA JUNGLE / PK’s Jungle Village at Cape Trib. Taking Jungle Vibes up into the heart of the Rainforest. An evening of non stop Jungle both new and classics with NEPTUN3.

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music by Seachange from 7.30pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 5.15pm

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Seachange from 3pm

DAINTREE BAR / Keys en Sax 8pm – 10pm at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

MAREEBA DRIVE IN / DON’T WORRY DARLING(M) and ELVIS (M)


WINE & DINE

THE SURFY / Portside Galley food van from 3pm


MARKETS

MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

CWA MOSSMAN / Mossman Branch of Qld Country Women’s Assn (QCWA) will be holding their monthly Market and Cake Stall from 8am-12pm. The markets will be followed by a Fun Hoy afternoon from 1.30-4pm. Raffles available all day. Everyone welcome.

MAREEBA / From 7am


SPORT, CULTURE & COMMUNITY

VOLUNTEER EXPO / Douglas Grass and Roots Volunteer Network 9am-12pm, George Davis Park, Mossman

YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

OLD MATES BACKYARD ULTRA / Old Mates Farm, Mareeba from 8am. Old Mates BYU is a 6.7km loop run every hour, on the hour, until only one person is left standing. A backyard ultra is the ultimate challenge of your mental and physical strength – just how far can you go? The first Backyard Ultra in Far North Queensland, Old Mates BYU will be a family friendly weekend with camping, running and even farm animals! Set on the 160 acre Old Mates Farm in the stunning Atherton Tablelands, come for the running but stay for the family friendly fun! Tickets and further details.


Sunday 30 October 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

MOUNT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL/ Sunday Session from 12pm

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

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

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


SPORT, HEALTH & WELLNESS

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 weak pressure gradient will persist over North Queensland waters for the next several days. Winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots on Friday, and variable about 10 knots on Saturday. Isolated thunderstorms clearing by Saturday.


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