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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!

WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

Understory Film Festival Entries Open
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
Entries close 7 October
filmfreeway.com

Kidzfit at Genesis Health + Fitness
Runs every Wednesday
3.45pm / $3.00 per child, $25.00 for a 10-class pass / 5 – 10 years (fully-supervised)
P 4723 1490
Genesis Health & Fitness Thuringowa

City Libraries Baby Rhyme Time
Runs every Wednesday (School terms only)
CityLibraries Thuringowa Central
9.00am / FREE – Bookings required / 0 – 5 years
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

City Libraries Toddler Time
Runs every (School terms only)
CityLibraries Thuringowa Central
10.30am / FREE – Bookings required / 0 – 5 years
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

First 5 Forever Storytime
Runs every week
Home Hill Branch Library
10.30am – 11.30am / FREE / For children aged 0 – 5 years old
www.burdekin.qld.gov.au

Zumba with Merryl
Runs Wednesdays except public school holidays
6.00pm / $10.00 per session / G – All ages
Heatley Community Centre

WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

Exhibition: Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World
Runs until 9 NovemberMuseum of Tropical Queensland
9.30am – 4.00pm daily / FREE (Under 3) – $15.00 (Adult), Annual and Family Passes also available. Townsville Residents are half price of general admission / G
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), Townsville Residents are half price of general admission / G
mtq.qm.qld.gov.au

THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week
Runs until 9 September
www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au

Monthly Comedy Open Mic at Molly’s
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
7.00pm / $10.00 / 15 years +
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

City Libraries Baby Rhyme Time
Runs every Thursday (School terms only)
CityLibraries Thuringowa Central
11.00am / FREE – Bookings required / 0 – 5 years
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

First 5 Forever Storytime
Runs every Thursday (School terms only)
CityLibraries Thuringowa Central
9.00am – 10.30am / FREE / G (0 – 5 years)
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

First 5 Forever Storytime
Runs every Thursday
Hinchinbrook Shire Library
10.30am – 11.00am / FREE / G (0 – 5 years)
www.hinchinbrookway.com.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

Pete the Sheep
Townsville Civic Theatre
6.00pm / $15.00 – $20.00 / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

East Ayr State School presents Shrek the Musical Jr.
Burdekin Theatre
6.30pm – 7.30pm / $13.00 – $30.00 / G
www.burdekintheatre.com.au

QLD Collective for Inclusive Education Peer Support
Family coffee morning for connection with others interested in pursuing an inclusive education
Fish Inn at Rockpool
10.00 am – 12.00 pm / G
www.qcie.org

Community Fair
Runs until 3 September
Townsville Christian College
6.00 pm / $30.00 – 1 child, $50.00 – 2 children, $70.00 – 3 children / G
www.tsvcc.qld.edu.au

FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

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

Northreach Playgroup
Also on 17th September
Northreach Baptist Church
9.15 am – 11.15 am / $5.00 per session or $20.00 per term
Northreach Playgroup

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

Haunted Charters Towers Ghost Tour
Runs every Friday and Saturday night
Charters Towers
7.30pm – 9.00pm / $15.00 – $65.00 / 10 years +
charterstowersghosttours.com.au

Celebrating Science: Trivia After Dark
Museum of Tropical Queensland
6.30pm – 8.30pm / $10.00 / 15 +
mtq.qtix.com.au

Lunch for Liptember – Raising awareness for Women’s Mental Health
Peppers Blue on Blue
12.00pm – 3.00pm / $90.00 – $100.00 / 15 +
www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au

Townsville Grammar School Fathers’ Day Long Lunch
Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club
12.00 pm – 5.00pm / $75.00 / G
www.tgs.qld.edu.au

Paul Ettore Tabone Sings Golden Days
Also runs on 5 September
Ingham Picture Theatre
7.00pm and 3.00pm / $20.00 – $30.00 / G
www.paultabone.com

SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys V Manly Sea Eagles
Queensland Country Bank Stadium
5.30pm / Tickets from $21.36 / G
queenslandcountrybankstadium.com.au

SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Chalk About Mental Health
The Oasis Townsville
9.00am – 1.00pm / FREE / G
www.theoasistownsville.org.au

SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Father’s Day Memorial
A special memorial to remember those close to us who we have lost
Belgian Gardens Cemetery
9.00am – 10.00am / FREE / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

The Ultimate ABBA Show presented by Stage Door Enterprises Pty Ltd.
Runs every Saturday, until 22 January 2022 and every second Friday until 21 January 2022
Stage Door Theatre Restaurant
5.00pm / Tickets from $79.00 / PG
www.stagedoortheatre.com.au

Bowen Parkrun
Runs weekly on Saturdays
The Pocket, Bowen
7.00am / FREE – please register before you first come along / 4 years +, although prams are also welcome.
www.parkrun.com.au

Man With A Pram – Annual Father’s Day Fundraiser
Kissing Point Fortification
9.30am – 11.00am / FREE / Registration required
www.manwithapram.com

DiaBuddies Day – children and young adults raising awareness of Type 1 diabetes
Billabong Sanctuary
10.00am – 2.00pm / $15.00 / G
diabetesqld.org.au

Baby Bunny Paint and Sip
Tipsy Doodle at Fur-Mum’s
6.30pm – 9.30pm / $48.56 / Kids are welcome, aged 8 +
www.tipsydoodle.com.au

Block Printing on Fabric
Locale Coworking at Jungle Club
10.00am – 1.00pm / $55.00 / 16 +
Erin Ricardo Art

SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day Dads!

Woofstock Townsville – A Festival For Dogs
Townsville Showground
8.30 am – 3.00pm / $5.00 for adults / G, Dog Friendly
Woofstock Townsville
woofstock.com.au

Pickleball Townsville – Sunday
Runs weekly on Sunday
Tennis Townsville, Burke Street
3.00pm – 6.00pm / First time is FREE, $7.00 for returning players / G
Pickleball Townsville

SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

Child Protection Week
Runs until Saturday 11 September
Find events near you on their website
childprotectionweek.org.au

TUESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

CityLibraries Toddler Time
Runs every Tuesday (School terms only)
Townsville Stadium
9.00am / FREE – Bookings required / 0 – 5 years
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

CityLibraries Baby Rhyme Time
Runs every Tuesday (School terms only)
Townsville Stadium
10:30am / FREE – Bookings required / 0 – 5 years
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

PlayConnect Playgroup QLD
Runs every week on Tuesday during school terms until 14 September
Currajong OSHC Centre
9.30am – 11.30am / FREE / families and carers of children 0 – 6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder or developmental delays
www.playgroupqld.com.au

Family Fun Day
Garbutt Community Centre
10.00am – 12.00pm / FREE / G
www.townsvillefamilylife.com

Townsville Eisteddfod
Runs until 25 September
Townsville Civic Theatre
$2.00 – $11.00, Season passes also available / G
townsvilleeisteddfod.org

Introducing Solids
CityLibraries Aitkenvale
9.30am – 10.30am / FREE / 18 +
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

R U OK? Day
www.ruok.org.au

Family Fun Day
Upper Ross Community Centre
9.30am – 11.30pm / FREE / G
www.townsvillefamilylife.com

FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

GaLS Regatta
Runs until 12 September
Townsville Yacht Club
Various races and session / $140.00 registration cost
townsvilleyachtclub.com.au

FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER
Foots Hill Blues & Roots Festival
Runs until 12 September
Foot Hills Station
10.00am / $60.00 Day passes, $110.00 Ticket and one-night Camping, $200.00 full weekend and camping passes
www.townsvillescoop.com.au

KLP Charity Golf Day
Rowes Bay Golf Club
7.30am – 12.00pm / $80.00 – $100.00 / 15 +
townsvilletickets.com.au

Ayr State High School presents Rock of Ages 101
Runs until 11 SeptemberBurdekin Theatre
8.00 pm / $28.00 – $38.00 / G
www.burdekintheatre.com.au

Bravehearts White Balloon Day
Wear white and raise funds for child protection
whiteballoonday.com.au

SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER

Townsville Relay For Life
St Joseph’s Catholic School, Mundingburra
1.00pm – 10.00pm / G
secure.fundraising.cancer.org.au

Paul Ettore Tabone Sings Golden Days
Townsville Choral Society
3.00pm / $20.00 – $30.00 / G
www.paultabone.com

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo – Jubilee Year
Ingham Showgrounds
9.00am / $10.00 – $25.00 / G
Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

Stable on the Strand -Celebrating 20 Years
Virtual EventSet up or join a party, they’ll provide online challenges, entertainment, auctions, games, fun and fundraising activities.
FREE – $20.00 / G
www.stableonthestrand.com.au

Home Hill Harvest Festival 2021 Launch
Canefields Ephemera, runs until 8 November
Lloyd Mann Gardens
hhharvestfestival.com.au

SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

Renegade Handmade Market
Marian School Hall
8.00am – 1.00pm / FREE / G
Renegade Handmade Market

4X4 Fun Day
Millchester Motor Sport Recreation Facility, Charters Towers
CT 4×4 Club Inc

Welcoming Babies Special Edition
Three sessions to welcome the city’s youngest residents
Rainforest Lawn, Palmetum Gardens, Annandale
10.30am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm / FREE Bookings essential / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

JCU Virtual Open Day
4.00pm – 7.00pm / FREE – Registration required
www.jcu.edu.au

Townsville Design Thinking Mastery for Teachers
All-inclusive professional development on Design Thinking for Queensland School Secondary TeachersTownsville Manufacturing Hub
8.30am – 4.30pm / $40.00
www.eventbrite.com.au

WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

Migi Yarn Women’s Circle
Runs every 3rd Wednesday of the month until 20 October
CityLibraries Aitkenvale
12.30pm / FREE – Bookings required / G
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Sounds of Rock Music Festival
Townsville Turf Club
1.00pm – 9.00pm / $103.80 – $114.00 / 18 +
Sounds Of Rock Townsville

Kurrimine Beach Low Tide Walk To The Reef
Runs until 19 September
Kurrimine Beach
www.kurrimine.com.au

Townsville Book Fair
Runs until 19 September
Emmaus Hall, Kirwan
8.00am – 3.00pm / FREE / G
www.townsvillefamilylife.com

Oktoberfest at The Taphouse
The Taphouse Townsville
11.00am / FREE Entry / 18 +
E info@thetaphouse.com.au

MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

JCU STAR: School Tuition and Revision Workshops – Maths Methods
Course runs until 22 September
James Cook University
8.30am – 12.30pm / $325.00 / Year 12 students
future.jcu.edu.au

Townsville Spring School Holiday Cartooning Workshops
Runs until 24 September
Various locations and times / $35.00 – $55.00 / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Townsville Golf Club School Holiday Program
Runs until 22 September
3.00pm – 6.00pm / $39.00 / Ages 5 – 12 years
Townsville Golf Club
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Create Camp NQ
Runs until 22 September
Willows Presbyterian Church
9.00am – 4.00pm / $30.00 / Grades 3 – 6
sucamps.org.au

Outer Limits Adventure Junior Camp Day Program
Also runs 21 September
Paluma
8.00am – 4.30pm / $75.00 / 10 – 14 year olds
www.outerlimitsadventure.com.au 

FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Hotel California: The Eagles Experience
World Theatre Charters Towers
8.00pm / $42.00 – $76.00 / G
www.worldtheatre.com.au 

Reading for Life with Lyn Stone
High impact literacy teaching in reading
Mercure Townsville
8.00am – 3.00pm
Reading for Life – Townsville

Geckos School holiday – Chipmunks
Chipmunks Townsville
10.00am – 12.00pm / $6.00 / 11 and under
www.trybooking.com/events

SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

Neck Of The Woods Music Festival
Anderson Park Botanical Gardens
1.00pm – 10.30pm / $59.11 – $90.76, Kids under 12 FREE (must be accompanied by a responsible adult)/ G
www.eventbrite.com.au

Ballet Lovers Season – Spartacus
Runs until 26 September
Warrina Cineplex
Seating at 12.40pm, Show 1.00pm – 3.30pm / $15.00 / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au www.warrinacineplex.com.au

Rockwheelers Westies MTB Downhill Race
Castle Hill ‘Westies’ Downhill Track
12.00pm – 2.00pm / FREE / G
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Growing Summer Vegetables Workshop
Carville Villas
9.00am – 12.00pm / $75.00 / Parental Guidance recommended for under 15 years
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

Townsville Golf Club School Holiday Program
Runs until 29 September
Townsville Golf Club
3.00pm – 6.00pm / $39.00 / Ages 5 – 12 years
whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Queensland Ballet – Elite Training Series
Student Workshop with Queensland Ballet Academy’s FacultyTownsville Academy of Performing Arts
8.00am – 5.30pm / $50.00 – $130.00 / Ages 9 – 17 years
www.queenslandballet.com.au/events

CORES Suicide Prevention Training
The Oasis Townsville Suicide prevention training
8.30am – 3.30pm / FREE
The Oasis Townsville

WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

Coral Reefs: Past, Present and Future Public Forum
Symposium runs until 30 September
James Cook University
8.30am – 5.00pm / FREE, Registration required
www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coral-reefs

THURSDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

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

Little Lifesavers School Holiday Program
Runs until 1 October
Picnic Bay SLSC The Strand
8.00am / $175.00 / Children 5 – 11 years
lifesaving.com.au/courses-and-programs

FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER

Be Kind to Animals Week
Runs until 7 October
bekindtoanimalsweek.org.au

Pride Month Starts
Runs until 31 October