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Sing along to Carols by Candlelight spectacular - update: Cancelled

Sing along to Carols by Candlelight spectacular - update: Cancelled
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Complete survey to combat flooding

Complete survey to combat flooding
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Makeover for Manunda Library

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Christmas arrives with a tropical twist

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Dress rehearsals are happening! Here’s a little sneak peak of the Cairns Choral Society’s offering for Saturday night’s gala opening of CPAC. You can tune in to watch the opening night live on Facebook (and don’t forget to buy your tickets to Wicked to see the rest of the show!)
Free Mulch Offer 14 - 17 December All the details at: https://bit.ly/2C4SCxw
Have you noticed the tropical Christmas decorations around Shields Street? This is how they came to life…
⛔ Yellow Arrow Track Closed ⛔ The track has been closed and will remain closed until Tuesday, 11 December, 3pm, as we are working on removing hazards caused by the recent winds and heavy rainfall.
If you’re venturing out on to the roads this morning, please be aware of fallen trees and powerlines in some areas. For info on power outages, road conditions and to view flood cameras, see the Cairns Disaster Dashboard: www.disaster.cairns.qld.gov.au
**CAROLS CANCELLED** Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, we've had to make the tough decision to cancel tonight's Carols by Candlelight at Fogarty Park. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
The fireworks and lightning storm season is upon us. Fireworks, lightning and thunder can scare dogs and increases the risk of animals escaping. In case your dog does manage to escape, please ensure he is wearing a Council tag or a name tag with a contact phone number. Fireworks displays are planned for: December 9, 8:30pm, at Esplanade December 31, 9pm and midnight, at Esplanade
While we love this rain, it has caused us to cancel today’s concert 🙁 Fingers crossed 🤞 for better weather tomorrow.
The following beaches are currently closed: ⚠️Palm Cove (presence of Irukandji jellyfish) ⚠️Ellis Beach, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach (potential Irukandji risk)
The stage is set for the first of four Shields Street Community Christmas Concerts. 3pm start, in front of Woolshed.
The moment 8000 Christmas lights were switched on by the winners of the Christmas card design competition. Congrats to Jasmine, Robyn-Marie (overall winner) and Ava - you all did a fantastic job!
Sugarworld Playtime will go ahead tomorrow (Friday 30th Nov) but will finish early (9:30 -10:30). We will stay in the shade and have lots of water play. Please bring a change of clothes and towel.
A celebration event was held earlier this week for the Holloways Beach Environmental Education Centre Science and Sustainability Enrichment Program. The program nurtures the future leaders of Cairns to design, research and deliver programs to make a difference to the environment and their community. Project Highlights: 🌱Rubbish Retriever App developed to engage the community on collecting litter 🌱a website on Roaming cats 🌱an awareness video on the effects of oils going down the drain 🌱a sea wall project to enhance a power box at the Whitfield School 🌱frog awareness project 🌱a bike bus for Freshwater State School 🌱a project raising awareness on the effects of plastics on marine life and setting up a school composting system 🌱A Gordonvale State School student has convinced 5 businesses to stop purchasing sunscreens with Oxybenzones which can be harmful to coral and instead purchase reef friendly products. Council's pool operators at Woree, Smithfield, Tobruk, Babinda and Gordonvale have all agreed to not stock any sunscreens with Oxybenzones as result of this students work. Council has been proud supporters of the Science and Sustainability Enrichment program since 2014.
⚠️ Flying Fox Update! We are working with volunteer carers to address the issue of flying foxes affected by the heatwave. If you see a fallen or injured bat call FNQ Wildlife Rescue on 4053 4467 Remember: No touch – no risk We appreciate your patience as we deal with this widespread issue across the region. Thanks to the volunteers who are going above and beyond.
Our Free Mulch Offer is back! Starts 14, December. Details at https://bit.ly/2Shdszd