February 3, 2023

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The Weekend Guide.

We cover the regular and the quirky-live music, food and drink, community and culture, escapes & adventures, wellness & sport..and inspiring new finds from around our neighbourhood.

A CURATED GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN PORT DOUGLAS, DAINTREE & BEYOND.


Gig Guide

Every weekend, you’ll find live music at Paddy’s, Court House and the Central Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights and again at the Courty for a Sunday market session.

Wait-a-While are playing at the Court House on Friday night and the Central on Sunday night.

Hughies in Mossman is open again Friday for their once-a-week celebrity appearance from 4pm.

Daniel Jon is on deck at Ironbar from 11pm on Saturday.

Mossman Bowlo presents karaoke with Rockin’ Rick this Friday night.

Mount Molloy National Hotel features Jag the Joker and live music on Fridays with meat raffles-tickets with your drink purchase from 5.30pm. Happy Hour and a transfer bus home (book early!) or a room at the inn upstairs.

Cane Toad Racing is held at Chilli’s Pizza & Trattoria most nights (weather depending) from 6 pm. Arriving early is highly recommended. Fabulous food and atmosphere! Further details : https://bit.ly/3vwsZkn

Topics in the Tropics Trivia at Hemingways tomorrow night (Thursday) 7-9pm.

Tex Perkins and Matt Walker are playing Friday night at the Tanks.


Wine & Dine

The Sunroom Lounge is hosting a “Best of Victoria” wine tasting. Guests will enjoy eight Victorian wines paired with delicious tapas. Call 0406 478 470 to reserve. $130pp.

Become a rum connoisseur at the Daintree Bar’s Rum Masterclass this Saturday 3-4pm.

Enjoy a fascinating insight into the wonders of TNQ Sugar Cane. Raise a Glass to the Past’ in an exclusive Masterclass that pays homage to the cane cutters who arrived in the region over 100 years ago with a promise to work hard and, one day, own land.

During the masterclass you will be tasting rum made by Mount Uncle Distillery. Mount Uncle has an unrivalled reputation in producing award winning products with an emphasis on using local and national Australian ingredients. The distillery is located on an 800-acre property, set amid a banana plantation and next to the local sugar mill.

Further details and tix : http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rum-masterclass-21-january-2023-tickets-488431159747


Go ‘Shrooming Photo Tour

Let’s Go Shroomin’ gives the fungi enthusiast a tour with a difference.

Cairns photographer Bridgette Gower has created the first of its kind tour in Cairns offering something for everyone from curious kids to nature photographers.

“I’ve spent over a thousand hours in last few years finding and photographing fungi in the Cairns Botanic Gardens. There is an overwhelming number of species, colours and formations right here on our doorstep.” says tour creator Bridgette Gower.

The tour takes place at the Cairns Botanic Gardens, a leisurely stroll through the gardens taking time to see and photograph these beautiful lifeforms. Bridgette will help you with your photography and get the most out of your camera or smart phone.

Sundays at 8.30am. Camera hire options for all levels of skill.

Enquiries: Bridgette 0409 90 20 10 or info@aussiemacrophotos.com

Book direct: www.aussiemacrophotos.com


Mossman Library Events

Trivia Night

To celebrate Library Lover’s Day, join in a night of fun and frivolity for Trivia Night this Thursday from 6pm.

Bookings essential, numbers strictly limited. Call 40 99 9496.

Book a table of 6, or individually, $5 per head. Substantial nibbles provided, BYO drinks.


Bike Safety Demonstration and Ride with Mossman Police

Bring your own bike and helmet ready for some fun with the local constabulary. Meet at Mossman Library tomorrow at 10.15am. Suitable for ages 5+, adult supervision required.
No bookings required.


Movie & Popcorn

Escape the monsoon and watch Anne of Green Gables while enjoying fresh, hot popcorn at the Library tomorrow from 1pm. Ages 5+, adult supervision required. No bookings required.

Miriam Margoyles

Miriam Margolyes returns to the Library for the third week to further understand what the Fair Go means in Australia today and how it is playing out in the diverse lives of her fellow citizens.

No bookings required. Snack and drink provided. Friday 20 January 1-2.30pm onwards.


Play with Clay & Dabble in Drawing

Enrolments for art classes are now being taken.

The Pottery Shed re-opened this week and DAB Gallery resumes regular opening hours from Monday 23 January.

Enrolments for DAB’s Semester One workshops and courses are now open.

https://www.dabmossman.com/


Farmers & Cotters Market Calendar

Mossman markets are held each Saturday from 7am-1pm and Port Douglas markets are Sundays from 8am-1.30pm.

Bookmark the regional market calendar here: https://bit.ly/3QccTFT


Ignite the Body, Mind & Spirit

Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre is offering a nine week meditation, chakra and energy flow course.

Deep Yoga is offering deep meditation with mantra classes with Olenka on Fridays at 5.30pm. Learn about how mantras create mind changes through concentration and focus. Release self judgment, connect with your inner force and allow your voice to speak the truth.

Further information :  https://www.trybooking.com/CDGKW

Daintree Yoga with Schell returns Thursday for Port and Saturday for Mossman classes. Lucy Chadwick’s Yoga classes in Mossman resume next week with the return of school.

Kundalini yoga classes are starting up again this week. Classes are in Mossman on Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm and Julatten on Friday mornings at 6:30am. Bookings are essential.


Dining Specials

The Yachty / Parmy night is Thursdays. Pay only $19 for your choice of Oz, French or Indian style Parmy.

Daintree Village Hotel are bringing back the Sunday roast on Sundays. They also have a $22 pot and parmy special on Wednesday nights.


Learn to Be a Barista

Mossman’s MiHaven Training’s popular Barista short course is coming up this week – Thursday 19th and Friday 20 January. 

Learn methods and techniques for preparing café
lattes, cappuccino, espresso, flat white, piccolos latte, macchiato and more.  Call 40410407 for further details and to book your place.


One For the Planet

Four Mile Beach North and Middle Regular Monthly Clean will be held Friday 20 January 2-4pm.
Gather at the Daintree Lounge at the Sheraton Grand Mirage.
To register, please email megan@tangaroablue.org

Volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes, bring sun/rain protection, and plenty of drinking water (1 to 2 litres is recommended). We try to ensure that all Tangaroa Blue events are free from single-use plastic, so bring along your reusable water bottle.

All equipment and drinking water top-ups will be provided.


@deepintothe_blue captured this turtle on a recent trip with Silver Sonic

.Leyland Atlantean, Port Douglas, Qld taken October 1, 1982 @Dunedoo

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