Top 10 Things To Do this weekend

For April 14th & 15th...

Top 10 Things To Do this weekend


Mackay Cutters vs Redcliffe Dolphins - BB Print Stadium (Saturday)

Footy fans, get ready as the QCCS MACKAY CUTTERS are back for 2018! Be there for the Round 7 Home game between the QCCS Mackay Cutters and the Redcliffe Dolphins at BB Print Stadium this Saturday. 1.00pm Gates Open. 2.00pm KICK OFF U16 Brothers V Moranbah. 4.00PM KICK OFF Mal Meninga Cup U18's. 6.00pm KICK OFF Intrust Super Cup. 8.00pm Presentations/meet the players A1 Battery Pro Corporate Lounge level 2 BB Print Stadium - ALL WELCOME. 9.15pm Official After Match Venue - Harrup Park (show your Cutters membership card & save)

Magpies Crusaders vs Redlands United FC - Magpies Sporting Club (Saturday)

Join the Crusade as Mackay & Whitsundays own National Premier League team MAGPIES CRUSADERS UNITED play right here at home, against REDLANDS UNITED FC in Round 11 of the National Premier League. THIS SATURDAY night from 7pm. Entertainment, half time games, canteen, bar facilities available.

Slade Point coastal plan update - Seabreeze Hotel Slade Point (Sunday)

A draft Local Coastal Plan has been developed for Slade Point. It identifies the natural and recreational values of the area. It also outlines several recommended management activities. Come along and chat to staff and councillors on the draft Local Coastal Plan key recommendations. Tell us how we can work together to manage the coastal environment.

Platform Showcase Finale - The MECC (Sunday)

See Mackay's Youth at their most entertaining - as the latest evolution of an event that now has nearly 20 participants working or studying in their chosen performing art, PLATFORM will make you forget their age and wonder at the level of skill and commitment that our youth have to offer. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mackay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Sweet Charity - CQ Conservatorium of Music (all weekend)

Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly that she tried too hard to get it? Meet Sweet Charity, the girl who wants to be loved so much that she has lost sight of who she is. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances in the all too real world of Times Square. Sweet Charity is a bright and sophisticated show in every sense. Cy Coleman has captured the rhythms and sounds, and Dorothy Fields the vernacular and fun of New York. It’s a comedy in every sense of the word. Neil Simon has a particular talent for looking at the truly amusing side of life. Wonderful musical numbers include Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, Too Many Tomorrows, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This, I’m a Brass Band and Baby, Dream Your Dream.

April farm tour - Freckle Farm (Sunday)

This is a fully guided tour which takes in all aspects of our farm production. We start with the baby chickens in the brooder, visit the herd of 100% grassfed Nguni x cattle, feed our heritage breed Berkshire pigs and take a close look at the living arrangements for our free range laying hens. Don't forget our tours are family friendly and are a perfect way to teach children about where their food comes from. We have a hay ride at the end of the tour for the younger children, which is always a big hit.  We will have a sausage sizzle after the tour for those who have worked up an appetite and you are most welcome to bring your own snacks for a farm picnic. You will also be able to purchase produce and so you may want to bring an esky or cooler bag with some ice bricks. We will have EFTPOS facilities available on the day

Mackay Camera Group outing - Botanic Gardens (Sunday)

Mackay Camera Club members are invited to our April Outing at the Mackay Botanic Gardens. This is a follow up to our Thursday night Macro Workshop. Bring your Macro Lens, Tripod, walking shoes and enthusiasm. Lots of beautiful plant life and interesting insects to photograph up close. This is a great chance to practice what you have learnt. Outings are $5 per person and are only open to financial members of Mackay Camera Group Inc.

Summer surf girl fundraiser - Mackay Aqua Park (Sunday)

The splash-athon fundraiser is supporting one of our local Lifeguards, the Mackay SUMMER SURF GIRL Deborah Kieoskie. Who is nearly at the end of a mammoth year of fundraising! To help her get some more money towards her fundraising goal, we at Mackay Aqua Park will donate $5 from every ticket sold to the 11am session on Sunsay 22nd April, using the promo code (SSG) So all you need to do is get down to the park, bring a friend or two, have a heap of fun and you will be supporting Surf Life Saving Clubs. Really yummy food and drinks available from the Gowake Cafe for lunch afterwards... you can even try wakeboarding too!

Airlie Beach Lagoon - Airlie Beach (all weekend)

Why not grab the kids and head to Airlie Beach lagoon? The lagoon is surrounded by grassy knolls, perfect for a spot of sunbathing or finding a quiet spot in the shade to read a book. The sandy beach area at one end provides a safe stinger-free environment for the kids to play in the shallows and the lagoon is surrounded by landscaped gardens for aesthetic appeal. A children's pool is situated at one end, and it's all free!

Sarina Sugar Shed - Sarina (all weekend)

Sarina Sugar Shed tours are a delight for all ages! On the tour you will see the special miniature sugar processing and distilling equipment that has been sourced from all over the world! Along with the processing mill, there are multimedia presentations, souvenir shop, picnic areas, easy parking and wheelchair-friendly access. Tours run at 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm.