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Annual Cairns Tropical Mardi Gras, held over 10 days from the 30 September to 9 October 2016. More
Nightly guided tours of the Flying Fox roost outside the Cairns City Library and vicinity. Learn key bat facts. More
Talks, tours and film events, all to celebrate design and architecture. More
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A rainbow has appeared on the Cairns Esplanade! It's to celebrate Tropical Mardi Gras, which kicks off today, and will stay in place near the lagoon for the next 10 days. Snap a selfie (but be mindful of traffic) and use #CairnsRainbowCrossing - let's see if we can get this trending! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/rainbow-crossing
Thinking about a visit to the Cairns Botanic Gardens this weekend? Well, your timing couldn't be better! Sculpture Botanica creates a trail of wonder, thanks to the Friends of the Botanic Gardens and the Saltwater Creek Basketry Group. Sixteen works of art are located in various parts of the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct to form an Art Trail to be explored and discovered by visitors. The trail will be open to the public from 8am to 5.30pm, seven days a week from tomorrow until 5 November 2016. We are excited to support this fantastic project :)
Check out the September edition of the Living in Cairns e-newsletter, with loads of upcoming events and activities and your first look at the finalists in the TNQ Innovation Awards (voting for People's Choice opens on Saturday). Subscribe now to get the monthly newsletter straight to your inbox in mobile-responsive format (link in comments). http://createsend.com/t/j-FD122E7B4D7BFA6B
Does your not-for-profit community groups or organisation have a sustainability project that needs some financial support? Applications close tomorrow in our Community Sustainability Grant. Grants of between $500 and $5000 are available. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/sustainability-grant
If your pooch is bored he's likely to cry out for attention. Make sure he has plenty to keep him entertained, when you are at home and away from the house. You'll need to mix up his toys and activities regularly. You can find more barking tips on Council's website: https://goo.gl/mh2gYx
A reminder that access to Collins Ave is still available from the western end and the Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre are still operating. See our website for more info on the Collins Ave Bridge replacement, including detours: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/major-projects/collins
Looking for something fun (and free!) to do with the kids on the south side? Come along to tomorrow's Child Protection Week Family Fun Day at Ravizza Park.
A big congrats to Mia Bailey and Toby Sagacio, who today received the North Queensland Sports Foundation Wingate Bursary. Being such a stunning morning, the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon was chosen to be the backdrop for Cr Jessie Richardson to present the young sportstars with a cheque, medal and jacket. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/bursary2
Update: Rego will stay open until 16 October :) Have you welcomed a new baby into your family in the past 12 months? Registrations for this year's Baby Welcome Ceremony close on Friday. https://www.facebook.com/events/1048921448539999/
Want to know what's happening around Cairns this week? Check out our What's On Calendar. And don't forget to submit your non-profit community event for listing - it's free! http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on
Barking is a major cause of neighbourhood conflict. A 40-minute walk each day helps to wear your pooch out - a tired pet is less likely to bark. Read more barking tips on Council's website, https://goo.gl/eGihfK
In case you missed it in the Cairns Post today, here's what's going on in and around Council for this week!
Looking for a job? Our current vacancies include a Manager Waste, Ganger Botanic Gardens Operations, City Patrol Officer, Gardener/Labourer and a few different libraries positions. For full details and how to apply, visit our website: https://jobs.cairns.qld.gov.au/VacancyList.aspx
The Great Northern Clean Up is happening this weekend. Who's in?? https://www.facebook.com/events/1252668014765131/
Barking dogs are a source of a lot of neighbourhood angst. Here's a handy hint to help you address your dog's barking. You can find more tips on Council's website: https://goo.gl/eGihfK
This program is very popular and always fills up quickly. Rego opens on Monday.
Are you a local business owner who wants to improve your digital marketing, cashflow, profitability, sales and more? Gain practical tips and expert advice at the Small Business Masterclasses on 30 Sept, 7 Oct and 14 Oct, proudly presented by CCIQ and Council. Each 2-hour Masterclass costs just $15, including materials, refreshments and networking. Limited capacity, so book early. Find out more and register online at https://www.cciq.com.au/events/
The whole gang’s here. Who’s your favourite character from Ginger and The Survivors? Check them all out at http://thrive.cairns.qld.gov.au or on Council’s YouTube Channel (CouncilCairns).
The Obelisk at Munro Martin Park is 60 years old today! It was constructed in honour of Janet Munro and Margaret Martin and their contributions to Cairns and continues to stand proudly at the Munro Martin Parklands. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/obelisk-60
The Great Northern Clean Up is happening this weekend. Help clean up your favourite patch of paradise by joining a volunteer crew near you. Everyone is welcome! :) https://www.facebook.com/events/1252668014765131/
There is plenty of school holiday fun to be had on the Cairns Esplanade! Tomorrow, dress to get messy and join in the kids art workshop, where you'll get to make Christmas decorations for the Esplanade Christmas Tree (and some to take home :) )
A friendly reminder to parents during the school holidays - a lot of kids love big trucks and seeing our waste collection trucks picking up bins can be pretty exciting for youngsters. While a wave is welcome, please make sure children stay clear of the trucks while they're doing their thing. #SafetyFirst
Have you welcomed a new baby into your family since 1 October 2015? Registrations are now open for the annual Cairns Baby Welcome Ceremony. There will also be fun for kids of all ages with the accompanying Family Expo. https://www.facebook.com/events/1048921448539999/
Come along today or tomorrow to learn more about our native flying foxes. www.cairns.qld.gov.au/bats
Award time! Last night, we picked up a Highly Commended Award in the Local Government category of the Qld Resilience Awards at Parliament House. That makes 1 win and two HCs in 3 years :D ! Pictured are Deputy Mayor Cr Terry James (who doubles as the Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group), Council's Reslience Officer Sioux Campbell and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.