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Comedy Theatre - Funny Money

Funny Money by Ray Cooney is a brilliant farce full of demented bliss. Starts at the Rondo Theatre on 26 June 2015. More

Board Gaming Day for Kids

School Holiday fun at Cairns City Library - Chess, Snakes and Ladders, Jenga and more More

Dream catcher Craft Workshop for Kids

School Holiday craft for kids at Babinda Library - Dream catcher craft workshop More

Australis Institute's Open Day Expo

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A big congrats to everyone involved in the makeover to Forest Gardens' "duck pond". The project was a partnership between Council and two jobseeker agencies to provide skills and experience that will assist in gaining ongoing employment. And what a great job they did! A community fun day will be held at the part at a later date. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/duck-pond
Don't forget about the fantastic school holiday program on the Cairns Esplanade, running right through the holidays. All activities are FREE!
Big cheers for this fantastic bunch of volunteers who contribute to our beautiful Cairns Botanic Gardens :D
Happy financial new year! As of today, the credit card surcharge has been removed from all Council transactions, making it even more convenient to use our secure online payment system for rates, dog rego and other things. Find out what you can pay online here: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/payments/payment-options
A reminder that the brand new Active Living program kicks off tomorrow!
Three major sports precincts will get a kick-start this year. Find out what's in store for Walker Rd, Alley Park and Martyn St Reserve: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/sportplans
Great news for soccer fans, with an A-League fixture between the Brisbane Roar and Wellington Phoenix confirmed to be played in Cairns in December :D http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/a-league
Want to know where the money is going this year? Check out the 2015-16 Budget Snapshot: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/138194/snapshot1516.pdf
A reminder that the 2015-16 Budget will be handed down at 9am today in the Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public. We'll have a running commentary live from the Chamber via our Twitter account - https://twitter.com/councilcairns
Want to relive all the Ironman Cairns action? Tune into 7Mate today at midday for a one-hour highlights special. Let us know if you spot yourself in the footage :)
Attention all AFL fans! WIN VIP tickets to Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast SUNS at Cazalys Stadium when AFL Comes Alive in Cairns on Saturday, July 11. We have 5 VIP double passes which gets you into the official match-day function and grandstand tickets for the game. To win you need to post a photo on the Go Clubs Cairns Facebook page with a promotional poster, flyer, or advertising material promoting the game. Check out Council libraries or local newspapers. The match day function is an over 18 event.
The 2015-16 Council Budget will be handed down on Monday at 9am. Everyone is invited to attend. If you can't be there in person, follow the live commentary from our Twitter account (@CouncilCairns). And sign up to our e-newsletter to receive a special edition on Monday with all the details: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/newsletters
The RSPCA's EMU van is back in town! There will be a public Open Day on the Cairns Esplanade from 9am to midday tomorrow. Fun kids' activities with an important message about being a responsible pet owner. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/emu
The June edition of Living In Cairns is now live! Don't forget to subscribe via the "sign up" button on this page to get it delivered straight to your inbox each month in mobile-responsive format. http://createsend.com/t/j-38CAF380855963B8
Have you registered yet? If so, which sport?
Work is powering ahead on the Aumuller St upgrade and we're going to make the most of the quieter time during the school holidays to really make some serious progress. Unfortunately, this does mean there will be some temporary road closures over the next couple of weeks. The intersection of Gatton and Aumuller Streets will be out of action from this Saturday 27 June until Sunday 12 July. There will be some other disruptions as well and detours will be signposted. We appreciate your patience while we get these improvement works done. Cheers :)
The new-look Active Living winter timetable will take effect from July 1. There are some brand new additions, plus a bit of a reshuffle to keep things fresh, all with a "Back to Basic" theme to get people moving during the colder months. What do you think of the program? http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/active-winter-2015
Hi everyone – unfortunately we are getting some pretty dismal weather forecasts for the weekend ahead. As a result, we have had to postpone the fundraiser screening of Big Hero 6 scheduled for Brinsmead on Saturday night. The movie night will be rescheduled at a later date – we will let you all know as soon as this happens!
After a short break, the Palm Cove markets will be back in August in a new format on Williams Esplanade! More: www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/new-look-palm-cove-markets
Join us for the final free community bike ride in the Active Cairns series this Sunday, June 21! We will be meeting at Tom Murray Park on Hardy Rd at Mt Sheridan in the morning - registrations open at 7.15am and the ride starts at 8am sharp. The main ride will be 17km through Bentley Park and Edmonton, with shorter rides available to suit all ages and abilities. If you don't have your own bike, we do have a limited number available - to book, phone 0459 999 082. See you there!
Were you at the finish for 2015 IRONMAN Cairns? Relive it and watch winners Luke McKenzie and Liz Blatchford cross the finish line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeplM3XX1kA&feature=youtu.be
Residents wishing to support the victims of the Ravenshoe café disaster will have the opportunity to do so through a free movie night being held at Brinsmead next week. Find out more at: www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/free-movie-night-to-raise-money-for-reach-out-for-ravenshoe