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Annual Book Sale

Fred Moule Pavilion 18-20 August ... More

Cairns Multicultural Month

Celebrate our regionโ€™s rich culture ... More

Cairns for All Ages

Seniors Week, 18-27 August, fun for young & old. More

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Free golf for seniors during Seniors Week

Half Moon Bay Golf Club are offering free golf to seniors on Monday 21 August.ย  More

Seniors Week at YMCA Marlin Coast

Five 'Come and Try' classes designed for seniors of all fitness levels. More

Grandparents Storytime

Come and enjoy story time with your grandchildren. More

iPads for Seniors

Seniors bring along your iPad and have fun learning new tips and tricks.ย  More

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Happy birthday Munro Martin Parklands! It's hard to believe that MMP was opened one year ago today. Mayor Manning says: Munro Martin Parklands has been transformed from an unloved, under-used, eye sore to a venue that the people of Cairns can be proud of." If you need an excuse to visit the amazing Jade vine (below) and vibrant orange Flame of the Forest are in bloom. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/mmp1year
JOBS AT COUNCIL Want to work in paradise and support your commmunity? We are seeking: A Senior Project Engineer extraordinaire with extensive civil engineering, project and contract management experience, to manage the delivery of major capital works projects with budgets up to $25 million. Two Environmental Health Officers to help safe guard the community by managing and investigating complaints. Recent graduates and experienced officers are encouraged to apply. All the details: https://cairnsqld.mercury.com.au/
Councillors Cathy Zeiger and Linda Cooper launched the Libraries Seed Swap program this morning. The first Seed Swap will be held next Wednesday 23 August. All are welcome. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/libraries-growing-more-than-just-minds
With books starting at just $1 the Cairns Libraries Annual Book Sale is the place to pick up a bargain. There's more than 11,000 items on sale from children's books to non-fiction, DVDs and music CDs. Fred Moule Pavilion, Cairns Showgrounds, 9am to 5pm tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.
Do you live in Palm Cove - or used to? We are looking for personal stories and photos of flooding in Palm Cove to help create a new Drainage Management Plan for the beachside community. Learn how you can help: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/palm-cove-dmp
We're doing some repairs on the Airport Mangrove Boardwalk next week (Monday 14th - Friday 18th). There will be temporary closures of each of the southern and northern circuits during that time. We'll do our best to keep the disruptions to a minimum and apologise for any inconvenience.
Looking for a new opportunity? Want a career supporting your community? Council is looking for a Senior Project Engineer, Co-ordinator of Business Support and a Co-ordinator for the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games.
UPDATE I The path is open again The Redlynch Connection Path is going to be out of action for a couple more days :( There were some issues with the harvesting over the weekend, so the machinery will be back out in the paddocks tomorrow and Wednesday. We expect to be able to reopen the path from Thursday. We\'re sorry for the inconvenience and big thanks for your patience in supporting our local cane farmers :)
Aussie basketball star Patty Mills is taking the slam dunk to a whole new level, making a splash in the Cairns lagoon! Join him for a special GC2018 meet and greet on the Esplanade from 6.30pm today ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€ https://www.facebook.com/events/139307489992585/?active_tab=about
Who's joining us to find Dory tonight?? Trinity Bay High is the place to be from 6pm. We are keeping an eye on the skies, though so if things are looking a little soggy, check back in here later for an update.
Join us on Monday for the official re-opening of the new-and-improved Gordonvale Library! (There will be cake!! ๐Ÿฐ)
Are you passionate about communicating in a digital world and want to work in the diverse environment of local government? We're looking for a Digital Media Officer to join our ranks. But be quick - applications close this weekend! https://cairnsqld.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=HW2AM5YZLgA=&jbc=ere
Whether itโ€™s a bottle thatโ€™s now a vase or a cardboard box thatโ€™s now a toy car, weโ€™d love to know how youโ€™ve given something old a new life? Tell us in the comments below...
A heads-up that the Redlynch connection path (cycleway) will be closed from 5am tomorrow (Friday) for safety reasons while harvesting is happening in the adjoining cane fields. It will re-open on Monday at 5pm. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
Did you know that Cairns' population increased by 23 per cent in the past 10 years? Check out this interesting info graphic using data from the latest Census to see how else we've changed over a decade.
Learn something new from one of Cairns' most vibrant cultures as part of Cairns Multicultural Month. More here: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on/events/ugandan-ceramics-workshop
The Cairns Libraries Book Sale is happening again!!! Mark the date in your diaries - 18,19 and 20 August ๐Ÿ“”๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“š