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What’s On Guide

We’ve found all the best events in Townsville to check out this month, so you don’t have to!

FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER

Be Kind to Animals Week

Runs until 7 October
Nationwide
www.bekindtoanimalsweek.org.au www.edgarsmission.org.au

Pride Month Starts

Runs until 31 October
Nationwide
www.australianpridenetwork.com.au

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Nationwide
www.sands.org.au

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Runs until 31 October
Nationwide
www.nbcf.org.au

Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Runs until 31 October
Nationwide
www.qld.gov.au/community www.qsan.org.au

Giant Water Hunt

Runs until 3 October
Join Townsville City Council’s Giant Water Hunt and become a water saver these school holidays!
Riverway
Use augmented reality to bring artwork to life through your smartphone, FREE / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Tropicana Putt Putt Mini Golf

Runs until 3 October
Willows Shopping Centre, Opposite Daiso
10.00am – 2.00pm / FREE / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Savannah in the Round – Country Music and Camping Festival

Runs until 3 October Mareeba
Cairns Hinterland Day passes and camping passes available $30.00 – $268.00 / G
www.savannahintheround.com.au

Menopause the Musical

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
2.00pm and 7.30pm / $69.90 / 15 years +
www.tecc.net.au

ReefClean GBR Clean Up

Pallarenda Beach
9.00am – 12.00pm / FREE to register
www.tangaroablue.org

Sixth Hinchinbrook Birdlife Art Awards

Runs until 31 October
TYTO Regional Art Gallery
10.00am – 4.00pm / FREE / G
www.hinchinbrookway.com.au

FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER

What’s On

Exhibition: Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World

Runs until 9 November
Museum of Tropical Queensland
9.30am – 4.00pm daily / FREE (Under 3) – $15.00 (Adult), Annual and Family Passes also available. Please Note: Townsville Residents are half price of general admission / G www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au

Exhibition: Antiquities Revealed (showcasing objects from ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilisations)

Runs until 31 October
Museum of Tropical Queensland
9.30am – 4.00pm daily / FREE (Under 3) – $15.00 (Adult), Annual and Family Passes also available. Please Note: Townsville Residents are half price of general admission / G www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au

Understory Film Festival Entries Open

Entries close 7 October
Aspiring, emerging and professional filmmakers from Townsville to Cairns, across Cape York, the Gulf of Carpentaria region and the Torres Strait Islands are all invited to submit films. FREE to enter
www.filmfreeway.com

A Journey Through Images: 40 Years of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Runs until 28 November
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
10.00am – 5.00pm (Tuesday – Friday) and 10.00am – 1.00pm (Saturday – Sunday) / FREE Admission / G
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/ptrg

Disco Night Ice Skating

Runs every Friday and Saturday night
Warrina Ice Skating
7.00pm – 9.00pm / $10.00 – 22.00 / G
www.warrinaiceskating.com.au

Haunted Charters Towers Ghost Tour

Runs every Friday and Saturday night
Charters Towers
7.30pm – 9.00pm / $15.00 – $55.00 / 10 years +
www.charterstowersghosttours.com.au

In Cahoots: Artists Collaborate Across Country, Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre

Pinnacles Gallery
Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm / FREE / G
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER

Propagating Your Own Plants Workshop

Carville Villas, Diprose Street, Pimlico
9.00am – 12.00pm / $80.00 / PG recommended for under 15
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Japanese Film Festival – Satellite Program

Runs until 3 October
BCC Cinemas Townsville Central
Various sessions throughout the weekend / FREE / Register Online
www.eventbrite.com.au

The Townsville Road Runners Strand Run

5km and 8km runs Start: Ryan Street, Belgian Gardens
6.00am – 9.00am / FREE
www.townsvilleroadrunners.com.au

The Ultimate ABBA Show presented by Stage Door Enterprises Pty Ltd.

Runs every Saturday until 22 Jan 2022 and every second Friday until 21 January 2022
Stage Door Theatre Restaurant
5.00pm / Tickets from $79.00 / PG
www.stagedoortheatre.com.au

SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER

Model Expo and Competition

Jezzine Barracks
9.00am – 2.00pm / FREE / G
nqsm.blogspot.com

Pickleball Townsville

Runs weekly until 19 December
Tennis Townsville
3.00pm – 6.00pm / FREE for first timers, $7.00 for returning players / G
Pickleball Townsville

Camera Photography Workshop

Jezzine Barracks
3.30pm – 7.00pm / $96.00
www.eventbrite.com.au

A European Salon Presented by Townsville Community Music Centre

Pimlico State High Performing Arts Centre
2.00pm – 4.00pm / FREE for Under 12, $15.00 -$25.00 / G
www.townsvillemusic.org.au

Townsville Brewery Oktoberfest 2021

The Brewery Townsville, Flinders Street
12.00pm – 10.00pm / 18 +
The Brewery Townsville

Beethoven and Sibelius by Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Streamed directly from QPAC’s Concert Hall World Theatre
Charters Towers
2.00pm – 3.10pm / $8.00 – $12.00 / G
www.movietkts.com.au

SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER

Beginner Learn to Skate

Sunday Mornings during general session times
Warrina Ice Skating
9.00am – 11.00am / $10.00 – $18.00 / G, 4 years +
www.warrinaiceskating.com.au

MONDAY 4 OCTOBER

Queens Birthday Public Holiday

Ready Steady Go Kids – Term 4
Australia’s largest multi-sport program for kids
10 week program, running Mondays at Wulguru Community Hall
9.30am / $161.55 / 2.5 – 4 years
www.readysteadygokids.com.au

TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER

Term Four Begins

Toddler Time
Runs weekly until 26 October
Townsville Stadium
9.00am – 9.50am / FREE / G
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

Baby Rhyme Time

Runs weekly until 26 October
Townsville Stadium
10.30am – 11.20am / FREE / G
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

Libraries Up Late Creative Hub Space Project

Runs daily until 26 October
CityLibraries Aitkenvale
6.00pm – 9.00pm / FREE / Ages 13 – 18, Bookings required
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Sleep for Children Parents Workshop

Come and learn some simple tools to help support your child’s sleep and development
CityLibraries Aitkenvale
9.30am – 10.30am / FREE, bookings essential / For families with children over 6 months
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER

Baby Rhyme Time

Runs weekly until 27 October
CityLibraries Thuringowa Central
9.00am – 9.50am / FREE / G
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Runs until 16 October
Townsville Civic Theatre
$45.00 – $50.00, Group packages available / M 15 +
www.nqomt.com.au

Towers Rush Ride To School Day

Also Runs 7 October
Charters Towers
7.00am / FREE
www.towersrush.com.au

Townsville Industry Breakfast

Townsville RSL Club
6.30am – 9.00am / $50.00
www.eventbrite.com.au

Beethoven and Sibelius by Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Streamed directly from QPAC’s Concert Hall
World Theatre Charters Towers
11.00am – 12.10pm / $8.00 – $12.00 / G
www.movietkts.com.au

Beethoven and Sibelius by Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Streamed directly from QPAC’s Concert Hall
Burdekin Theatre
11.00pm – 12.10pm / FREE, Booking essential / G
www.burdekintheatre.com.au

Zumba with Merryl

Runs Wednesdays except public school holidays
Heatley Community Centre
6.00pm / $10.00 per session / G – All ages
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER

First 5 Forever

Runs every Thursday
Hinchinbrook Shire Library
10.30am – 11.00am / FREE, Registration required / Ages 0 – 5
www.hinchinbrookway.com.au

Townsville Cinema Group Screening – Nine Days

BCC Cinema Townsville Central
7.00pm / $15.00 / G
www.cinemagroup.org.au

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER

Townsville Cinema Group Screening – Antoinette in the Cévennes

BCC Cinema Townsville Central
9.20pm / $15.00 / G
www.cinemagroup.org.au

Career Chats

Five 30 minute sessions, runs every fortnight until 16 December
CityLibraries Thuringowa Central
9.30am – 12.00pm / FREE / G Bookings essential
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Baby Rhyme Time

Runs weekly until 28 October
CityLibraries Thuringowa Central
10.30am – 11.20am / FREE / G
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

Pickleball Townsville – Social Play

Runs weekly on Thursday
Tennis Townsville, Burke Street
5.00pm – 7.00pm / First time is FREE, $7.00 for returning players / G
Pickleball Townsville

Tomorrow Makers 4 Presented by Dancenorth Australia

Runs nightly until 9 October
Dancenorth, Cnr of Stanley Street and Walker Street
7.00pm – 9.00pm / $35.00 / M 15 +
www.dancenorth.com.au

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER

Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten Family Fun Day

Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten
9.00am – 1.00pm / FREE / G
FREE Family Fun Day!

Lisa Richards I Got A Story Tour

West End
4.30pm / $20.00 / G
www.lisarichardsmusic.com

Hear For You QLD Life Goals and Skills Blast Mentoring Program

Runs until 10 October
TBA, Annandale
9.30am – 4.30pm Saturday, 9.30am – 3.00pm Sunday / $116.59
www.hearforyou.com.au

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER

Mitch King

Townsville Folk and Acoustic Club
7.00pm / $20.00 – $25.00
www.eventbrite.com.au

Race in the Park

Anderson Park
6.30am
www.townsvilleroadrunners.com.au

Ready Steady Go Kids – Term 4 Australia’s largest multi-sport program for kids

10 week program, running Saturdays at Cranbrook State School Hall
8.45am (4 – 6 years) and 9.30am (2.5 – 4 years) / $179.50
www.readysteadygokids.com.au

Get into Golf Women – Level 1 and Level 2

Runs weekly on Saturday until 30 October (4 week program)
Townsville Golf Club, Rosslea
2.30pm – 3.30pm (Level 1), 4.00pm – 5.00pm (Level 2) / $99.00 / G
www.townsvillegolfclub.com.au

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER

World Mental Health Day

Worldwide
www.lookafteryourmentalhealthaustralia.org.au

Take Time For Mental Health…On Your Bike

Riverway Complex
8.00am – 10.30am / FREE / G
www.selectability.com.au

Walk to Remember

For families who have lost babies to miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death
ANZAC Park, The Strand
7.30am – 11.00am / FREE, Registration essential
www.sands.org.au

Mike Carney Toyota Abseil for Health

Help raise funds for Brighter Lives Townsville Hospital Foundation
Queensland Country Bank Stadium
10.00am – 4.00pm / $35.00 / 16 + to abseil
www.outerlimitsadventure.com.au

Towers Rush

Charters Towers Showgrounds
8.30am – 1.00pm / $40.00 / G
www.towersrush.com.au

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER

Corporate Regatta – Splash of Pink

A great team building event for all. Registration includes 2 free training sessions with paddling and safety equipment supplied.
Apex Park, Rasmussen
7.30am / $15.00 per competitor
Townsville Dragon Boat Club Inc

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER

The Succulent Project – Learn To Grow Workshop

All materials and plants included
Carville Villas, Diprose Street, Pimlico
1.00pm – 4.00pm / $90.00 / PG recommended for under 15
www.globalgardener.org

Christian Hull Comedy Show – What a Mess!

Burdekin Theatre
5.00pm / $39.90 / R 18 +
www.burdekintheatre.com.au

Landscape Photography Workshop with Phill Copp

Also runs 14 November, 12 December
Jezzine Barracks, North Ward
3.30pm – 7.00pm / $127.69 / M
www.philcoppphotos.com

Ready Steady Go Kids – Term 4

Australia’s largest multi-sport program for kids. 10 week program, running Sundays at Burdell “the green”
8.00am (4 – 6 years), 8.45am (2.5 – 3 years) , 9.30am (3 – 4 years), 10.15am (1.5 – 2.5 years) / $137.00 – $179.50
www.readysteadygokids.com.au

Get into Golf Women – Open

Runs weekly on Sunday until 31 October
Townsville Golf Club, Rosslea
9.30am – 10.30am / $89.00 / G – men, women and older juniors
www.townsvillegolfclub.com.au

WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER

Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef

Expedition, runs until 17 October
Magnetic Island
$795.00 (includes accommodation, meals, transfers, insurance and research activities) / 18 +
www.earthwatch.org.au

THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER

Career Chats

Five 30 minute sessions, runs every fortnight until 16 December
CityLibraries Aitkenvale
9.30am – 12.00pm / FREE / G Bookings essential
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER

Riverway Movie Screening – The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Runs every third Friday of the month until 17 June, 2022
Riverway Oval
7.00pm – 8.30pm / FREE / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

2021 Sounds of Celebration

The Cathedral School of St Anne and St James – Townsville
6.00pm / FREE / G
www.trybooking.com

Music In The City

Runs every Friday until 5 November
Flinders Lane
12.00pm / FREE / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER

El Arish Community Slime Spectacular Fun Run!

There will be inflatables, slime filled slides, colour run obstacles as well as food stalls, bar and refreshments
El Arish State School
9.00am – 4.00pm / $10.00, FREE for 5 and under / G
El Arish Community Slime Spectacular Fun Run!!

Adventures with Elly Rose and author Maggie O’Hara

CityLibraries Thuringowa Central
10.00am – 11.00am / FREE Registration required / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

African Gospel Gala Concert

Sacred Heart Cathedral
7.00pm / $15.00 / G – Ticket proceeds going to the Townsville Multicultural Support Group
www.eventbrite.com.au www.tmsg.org.au

Taste of Hinchinbrook Day Tour

This is a day tour to discover Hinchinbrook’s amazing diversity of local foods and businesses
Hinchinbrook
8.00am – 5.30pm / $140.00 – $150.00
Taste of Hinchinbrook Day Tour

CPR Refresher Course

33 – 35 Palmer St
8.30am – 1.30pm / $75.00
www.eventbrite.com.au

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

Great Aussie Pooch Party

The Park at The Strand
8.00am – 11.00am / G
www.allevents.in/townsville

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

Children’s Book Reading and Pony Rides

The creators of the new children’s book; Bobby, A Horse Who Teaches A Young Girl How to Love, invite you to a wonderful morning of stories, pony rides and fundraising for Wyld Hearts Sanctuary
The Drill Hall Studio, North Ward
9.30am – 11.30am / $10.00 + Booking fee / G
www.thewellnesspoet.com

MONDAY 18 OCTOBER

National Water Week

Runs until 24 October
www.awa.asn.au

Take home Messy Play Pack collection day

Last event of the year
Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens
8.30am – 11.00am / FREE
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Seniors Month Expo and Luncheon

Ayr Showgrounds
10.30am – 1.00pm / $10.00
www.burdekintheatre.com.au

TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER

Seniors Lifestyle Expo

Council has organised free shuttle buses from Stockland, Willows and Castletown shopping centres, see website for details
Townsville Stadium
9.00am – 1.00pm / FREE / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER

Free Microchipping Day

Also runs 17 November, 15 December
Animal Care and Adoption Centre
9.00am – 2.00pm / FREE / Bookings essential
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER

Senior’s Luncheon

Also runs on 22 October
Townsville Stadium
10.00am / FREE / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Senior’s Luncheon

Also runs on 22 October
Townsville Stadium
10.00am / FREE / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER

TBWC JCU Business Bite – Tanya Bartolini’s Story

Queensland Country Bank Stadium
7.00am / $50.00 / M 15 +
www.tbwc.com.au

SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER

The Best of the Bee Gees with Colin “Smiley” Petersen

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
8.00pm / $49.00 / PG
www.tecc.net.au

Pallarenda Stakes Day

Cluden Park
10.00am – 7.00pm / $15.00 – $255.00
www.eventbrite.com.au

Barrier Reef Orchestra Celebrates 21 Years

Townsville Civic Theatre
7.30pm – 9.20pm / $15.00 – $40.00 / G
www.nqorchestra.com.au

Davy G Live

Seaview Hotel
12.30pm / Sign up to get notified when tickets are released
www.bandsintown.com

Brothers Race Day 2021

Townsville Turf Club
12.00pm – 5.00pm / $120.00 / M
www.trybooking.com

MONDAY 25 OCTOBER

Festive Flags Competition Winners Announced

www.townsville.qld.gov.au

TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER

Gardening With Beneficial Insects Workshop

CityLibraries Thuringowa Central
10.00am – 11.30am / FREE, Bookings essential / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER

Radical Reels Australian Film Tour

Warrina Cineplex
7.00pm – 10.00pm / $22.50 – $30.50 / G
www.radicalreels.com.au

Morning Melodies – Sandra Neal ‘I’ll Drink To That’

Townsville Civic Theatre
11.00pm – 12.30pm / $15.00 / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Encore Sandra Neal ‘I’ll Drink To That’

Townsville Civic Theatre
7.30pm – 9.00pm / $15.00 / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER

Parentmedic Baby First Aid, Health + Safety Parent Education

Learn about Infant CPR, Choking, Fevers, Rashes, Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Poisons, Burns, Head Injuries and more
10 -16 Peel St, Garbutt
10.30am – 12.30pm / FREE, Registration required / Baby friendly event
www.allevents.in

THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER

First 5 Forever – Messy Play

Runs every last Thursday of the month until Thursday 30 December
Burdekin Library 10.30am / FREE / G (Children)
www.burdekin.qld.gov.au

FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER

Shake and Stir Theatre Co. Present Animal Farm By George Orwell

Townsville Civic Theatre
12.30pm – 2.00pm / $25.00 – $35.00 / G
www.shakeandstir.com.au

AKMAL Comedy Show

Kirwan Tavern
7.30pm – 9.00pm / $50.00 / 18 +
www.akmal.com.au

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER

The Grass Is Greener Presents The Backyard Series

Uni Bar
Register for presales
www.thegrassisgreener.com.au/backyardseries

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER

Shake and Stir Theatre Co. Present Animal Farm By George Orwell

Townsville Civic Theatre
8.00pm – 9.30pm / $25.00 – $35.00 / G
www.shakeandstir.com.au

Dinner Under The Stars

Outer Limits Adventure Centre
5.30pm – 10.00pm / From $15.00 / RSVP essential
www.outerlimitsadventure.com.au

SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER

Happy Halloween!

Ancient Wisdoms Festival
Strand Park
8.00am – 5.00pm / G
Ancient Wisdoms Festival 2021

Paluma Village Trail Run

Paluma Village
6.00am – 12.00pm / $14.00 – $55.00
www.outerlimitsadventure.com.au