Cairns Regional Council events calendar
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1 MayCairns Airport Adventure Festival - Call for Volunteers
|Starts:||01 May 2013 11:22 am|
|Ends:||01 Jun 2013 11:22 am|
|Contact:||Vanessa 0467 611 589|
USM Events are looking for volunteer motorcycle riders to carry technical officials, media, medical and other stakeholders across the stunning Far North Queensland course between Cairns and Port Douglas. The Coral Coast Riders Club has been engaged to coordinate this recruitment drive.
Motorcycle riders will be required to carry pillion rider passengers to assist with:
- Monitoring athletes during the race
- Capture media footage of the athletes on course
- To transport other stakeholders associated (parties) across the course
Basic meals will be provided, fuel will be covered and a further donation of $150 for every rider will be made to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation in your name.
To sign up and be part of the exciting race day action, contact Vanessa Loudon via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0467 611 589
For more details about the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival visit www.cairnsadventurefestival.com.au.
1 JunNorth Qld Babies and Kids Market
|Starts:||01 Jun 2013 08:30 am|
|Ends:||01 Jun 2013 12:30 pm|
|Location:||Cannon Park - Jockey Club|
|Web:||North Queensland Babies and Kids Market|
|Contact:||0407 640 639|
The Nth Qld Babies & Kids Market (NQBKM) are finally coming to Cairns. After many years of requests from Cairns locals I am happy to announce that we are finally coming! There will 50+ stalls, a jumping castle & sausage sizzle.
1 Jun2013 Babinda Harvest Festival
|Starts:||01 Jun 2013 09:00 am|
|Ends:||10 Jun 2013 08:00 pm|
Celebrate the 50th Harvest Festival!
The Babinda Harvest Festival celebrates the start of the sugarcane harvest, as well as celebrating the harvesting of other tropical produce from our region – bananas, pawpaws, tropical flowers and vanilla to name a few.
Harvest Cabaret (Friday 7 June) - the princesses are formally introduced at the basket cabaret and dance.
Harvest Festival Week (1 – 10 June) – various community events (trivia night), and Munro Street Traders dress up their windows and staff according to the festival theme.
Street Parade and Harvest Festival (9 June) – Grand Parade with themed floats from businesses, schools and clubs.
Then it's off to the Showgrounds for an afternoon and evening of free entertainment, amusements and rides, the crowning of the Harvest Queens, fireworks display, displays from Babinda schools, local produce, and historical agricultural machinery, pony rides, lolly drop, and a live band and bar from 8 till midnight. Also, uniquely Babinda: Sugar Bowl competition, Gumboot Toss and Umbrella Toss.
For festival information please email: email@example.com.
1 JunBloomin Broms - Bromeliad mini conference
|Starts:||01 Jun 2013 10:12 am|
|Ends:||02 Jun 2013 10:12 am|
|Location:||Edge Hill School, Pease Street|
|Web:||Bromeliads Down Under|
1 JunMasqerade Ball - Masters Games Volley Ball
|Starts:||01 Jun 2013 07:00 pm|
|Ends:||01 Jun 2013 10:45 pm|
|Location:||Pullman Reef Hotel Casino|
Fundraiser for the World Masters Games!
Dress Theme: Gold, Silver or Bronze.
Tickets include: Beverages, canapes, platters, live band, photographer, prizes, raffles & auctions!
18+ Will be a FUN night for all!
2 JunCairns Airport Adventure Festival (2-9 June 2013)
|Starts:||02 Jun 2013 08:00 am|
|Ends:||09 Jun 2013 06:00 pm|
|Location:||Various around Cairns region|
|Web:||Cairns Airport Adventure Festival|
The 2013 Cairns Airport Adventure Festival features 10 jam-packed days of events for people of all ages and abilities.
Attracting thousands of participants and spectators from Australia and across the world, this international sporting festival incorporates:
* Urban Hotel Group IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns
* Coral Coast Triathlon
* RRR Mountain Bike Challenge
* Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge
* Quicksilver Reef Swim – Green Island
* The Cairns Post Run for Cairns
* McDonalds Ironkids Cairns – a triathlon designed especially for kids!
The pinnacle event of the festival is ‘Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns’ a gruelling iron-distance triathlon that features a 3.8km swim, a 180km bike leg that travelled one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia towards Port Douglas and a 42.2km run that included the Cairns Esplanade before finishing in the heart of Cairns.
7 JunRedlynch Rocks
|Starts:||07 Jun 2013 05:30 pm|
|Ends:||07 Jun 2013 09:30 pm|
|Location:||Redlynch State College, Jungara Road|
The “Redlynch Rocks” event is not a competition to see “who is the best”, but rather an opportunity for young musicians to perform their talent in front of an audience. It will be held on Friday 8th March 2013 from 5:30pm until 9:30pm at Redlynch State College, Redlynch.
The event is being led by Queensland Police Service in partnership with Redlynch State College and funding support from Queensland Early Intervention Pilot Project (QEIPP). See Facebook Redlynch Rocks for further info!
9 JunFree Community Bike Ride
|Starts:||09 Jun 2013 08:30 am|
|Ends:||09 Jun 2013 11:30 am|
|Location:||Sugarworld Gardens, Hambledon Drive, Edmonton|
|Contact:||Sarah Gosling on 0459 999 082|
Free community bike ride for all ages and abilities.
This 11km ride follows Blackfellows Creek path, has some short hills and minimal road crossings. The ride will be split into two groups, moderate and slow to suit all fitness levels.
There will also be a shorter ride designed for younger children and un-confident riders.
Registrations by 8.30am, ride briefing at 8.45am with ride leaving at 9am.
Free refreshments and activities after the ride at Sugarworld Gardens �
9 JunArt, Craft and Rural Monster Market
|Starts:||09 Jun 2013 09:00 am|
|Ends:||09 Jun 2013 02:00 pm|
|Location:||Fred Moule Pavillion, Cairns Showgrounds|
|Contact:||0439 705 798|
The Art, Craft and Rural Monster Market is being held at the Cairns Showgrounds. Come and browse through 130 stalls offering unique, local, and hand-made craft ideas for gifts or for yourself.
There will also be a cent sale, and food and drinks will be available. Bring the family and friends for a great day of fun and shopping, all at the Fred Moule Pavilion.
Proceeds from gold coin entry and stall fees are for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) who celebrate their 85th Birthday this year. Please note there are no EFTPOS facilities available.
11 JunPitching for investment workshop
|Starts:||11 Jun 2013 10:00 am|
|Ends:||11 Jun 2013 12:00 pm|
|Location:||Cairns Regional Council, Civic Reception Rooms, 119-145 Spence St, Cairns|
|Contact:||(07) 4048 1111|
If you are seeking capital to grow and develop your business or develop new products/services, this free workshop is for you.
Raising capital when you are operating a business can often be a very confusing and sometimes daunting process. In many cases, success in capital raising is all about The Pitch – how you 'sell' your idea and make it attractive for investment.
Find out information about the current investment environment, types of investment and what investors look for in an 'investable' business.
You will be provided with practical and expert information on topics including:
- types of capital
- private equity, venture capital and business angles explained
- your investment pitch and what it should contain
- your presentation style
- tips for a great pitch.
What you will discover:
an understanding of the investment environment and what investment type would suit your business and idea
- an outline investment strategy
- the ability to pitch your business without boring your audience!
Date: Tuesday 11 June 2013
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Venue: Cairns Regional Council Civic Reception Room 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns
12 JunA South Pacific Soiree - skills workshops
|Starts:||12 Jun 2013 05:00 pm|
|Ends:||12 Jun 2013 09:00 pm|
|Location:||Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Collins Ave, Edge Hill|
Part of the 150th South Sea Islander Commemoration Celebrations, The Friends of the Botanic Gardens invite you to "A South Pacific Soiree", a series of workshops by the Vanuatu Water Women and Men's String Band, held as part of the 150th South Sea Islander Commemoration Celebrations.
The workshops cover weaving, cooking, percussion and storytelling.
Admission is $10 for guests and $5 for FoBG. Includes a light meal.
15 JunFNQ Marine Debris Clean Up - Daintree Estuary
|Starts:||15 Jun 2013 03:00 am|
|Ends:||15 Jun 2013 03:00 pm|
|Location:||Daintree next to the kiosks/river tours, just upstream from the Ferry|
|Contact:||Heidi - phone: 0410 166 684|
Help keep Far North Queensland debris free.
Meet at the public pontoon next to the kiosks/river tours, just upstream from the Ferry and get involved in keeping our marine area debris free.
15 JunLaunch of 150th South Sea Islander Commemorative Celebrations
|Starts:||15 Jun 2013 05:00 pm|
|Ends:||15 Jun 2013 08:00 pm|
|Location:||Western Event Lawn and Esplanade Lagoon|
The official kick-off of two months of celebrations recognising the contribution of the South Sea Islander community to the life and culture of the Cairns region.
The event will be headlined by the Vanuatu Water Women and the Men's String Band, a cultural group from the remote northern tropical islands of Vanuatu, who will perform in the Lagoon.
15 JunSounds of AustraNesia
|Starts:||15 Jun 2013 07:30 pm|
|Ends:||15 Jun 2013 10:00 pm|
|Location:||Tanks Art Centre|
|Web:||More information on the Tanks website|
This multi-dimensional group gives voice to some of Cairns' finest Indigenous singers, songwriters and musicians of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Papua New Guinean, Polynesian and Melanesian descent. Experience spine tingling moments as these voices blend into a soul-stirring choir with intricate harmonies woven into traditional instrumentation and contemporary elements.
The combined strengths of Rubina Kimiia and Will Kepa, together with the individual and collective talents of the ensemble and original songs laced with language from each region, will deliver to the audience a platter of musical flavours found throughout AustraNesia.The concert is part of the150th South Sea Islander Commemoration Celebrations
21 JunMullah Nasrudin by Niz Jabour
|Starts:||21 Jun 2013 06:30 pm|
|Ends:||21 Jun 2013 08:00 pm|
|Location:||Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns|
|Contact:||Samira Montgomery - phone 07 4050 9444|
It is said, there are as many interpretations of stories as stars in the sky.
This show is about sharing my refugee journey through a mix of poetry, songs and Mullah Nasrudin legendary stories.
"I want people to laugh and smile at what can otherwise be a sensitive but all too human subject." Niz Jabour.
All tickets: $20.00
22 JunAustralia Classic
|Starts:||22 Jun 2013 08:00 am|
|Ends:||23 Jun 2013 06:00 pm|
|Location:||departs from Cairns Pier Car Park|
|Contact:||0420 533 622|
A spectacular "regularity" rally series for classic cars in Far North Queensland. The 2-day rally is conducted on public roads, the participants have to complete 600 km animated drive and 15 coordination challenges.
This year 46 cars have already enlisted to take off from the Cairns Pier car park on the morning of 22 June and will drive through the region's prettiest roads stopping at the classiest venues.
The organisers are holding a raffle for Variety at the event's Awards Gala Dinner on the night of 23 June, hoping to raise funds for charity.
Date: kick-off 9:00-10:00 am, Cairns Pier car park, returning 3:30-4:30pm on both 22 and 23 June 2013 (Sat and Sun)
22 JunCairns Show Wine Awards Public Tasting
|Starts:||22 Jun 2013 03:00 pm|
|Ends:||22 Jun 2013 06:00 pm|
|Location:||De Jarlais Function Centre, Cairns Showgrounds, Mulgrave Road, Cairns|
|Contact:||Kelly Sanders - phone: 07 4042 6630|
The Public Tasting is you're once a year opportunity to sample some of the best wines from the most respected winemakers in the country.
Expect more than 900 wines of various styles from Sparkling to Fortified.
Upon entry each patron will receive a free souvenir glass to keep and a Results Catalogue with details of medal winning wines to help you pick out your favourites.
Swirl, smell and taste your way through this fantastic event. Tickets available from the Cairns Show Office.