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June 2022

Wed 01

Chocolate Lovers Class - MiHaven Training

3:00pm - 7:00pm MiHaven Training Campus, 5 Palm Avenue, Parramatta Park

Ever wanted to learn to make Chocolate? 

MiHaven Training are offering this exclusive class for lovers of the sweeter things in life! 

Get up close and personal with chocolate in the ‘Chocolate Lovers Class’. This is the perfect introduction to the art of chocolate making. Experience the pleasure of creating your own delicacies to take home.

$180 per person, includes drinks and nibbles - please RSVP by 27 May

Fri 03

Soul Song Choir - Singing Sesh Innisfail

7:30pm The Crown Hotel, Innisfail

Soul Song Cairns is going on the road!  

This is your chance to listen to, and even sing with, Cairns' most passionate and energetic pop choir.

Our Cairns crew is heading down to the Cassowary Coast to spread some musical joy with a weekend full of pop up performances, a workshop and a formal concert, with special guest appearance by Cairns vocal ensemble, the Secret Men

Tickets: $20 standard, $15 Concession and Students 16+

Sat 04

Soul Song Choir - Mission Beach Workshop

12:30pm - 3:00pm Mission Arts, Mission Beach

Join the Soul Song crew for an informal workshop where you'll learn three complete songs and even perform them at the end!! 

No experience or ability is required and anyone over 13 is welcome. The songs will be easy pop, soul and gospel arrangements and we guarantee that you'll leave feeling energised and uplifted. 

We will provide any lyrics or other resources - you just need to bring a sense of adventure, some water (or tea/coffee), a pencil or pen and reading glasses (if you're distinguished enough to need them!).

WORKSHOP BONUS - AND, as if that's not enough already, anyone who attends the afternoon workshop is invited to perform the three songs with us on the evening at El Arish Hall - your workshop ticket includes free entry to perform and to watch Soul Song and special guest stars Sound Avenue in a fantastic evening of soulful music. 

$30 / $25 concession (both ticket types include free entry for the evening show)
Pre bookings are essential as we have limited space available

Sat 04


7:00pm El Arish

Settle in for a stunning night of musical and stories with Soul Song Choir and the Secret Men.

Soul Song is a lively and passionate community choir, singing pop, soul and gospel repertoire that's designed to inspire and energise their audiences.   Check out some of their music here.

The Secret Men comprises of members or ex members of the choir who have banded together to sing original music in fabulous male harmony.  Their music has a unique style, described as Tropical Queensland Sea Shanty and you're bound to fall in love with them immediately!

The event has free seating so you can buy tickets separately and still sit together. There is a bar on site.

$20 / $15 concession
Under 16s and workshop participants free

NB: workshop participation includes free entry to the evening concert but a ticket will still be required. So if you are registering for the workshop AND you plan on attending the concert, please be sure to select the free Workshop Participant ticket. Any guests accompanying you that did not attend the workshop will need their own concert ticket.

Sun 05


11:00am - 1:00pm Paronella Park

Soul Song is touring the Cassowary Coast with a series of singing events, performances and workshops, culminating in two feature performances in the stunning gardens of Paronella Park. 

Enjoy the sounds of Soul Song's inspiring pop, soul and gospel repertoire as you stroll through the gardens and castle or bring a blanket and stop to watch for a while. 

Free performance for anyone with Paronella Park admission.

Sat 11

Mulgrave Shire Historical Society - at Sugar Solstice and Country Fair

2:00pm - 7:00am Norman Park, Gordonvale

The Mulgrave Shire Historical Society will have a stall in Norman Park at the Sugar Solstice Country fair on Saturday 11th June from 2pm – 7pm. 

On display will be many historical photographs on the sugar industry. Packages of Jaques coffee will be on sale at the stall, and these are $16 each for whole beans or ground coffee. Early commercial coffee was grown in the Babinda district and the story can be read on the back of the package. Visitors can register to join a guided historical walking tour of the mosaics that are on the footpaths around the Gordonvale CBD. The mosaics depict what shops and businesses operated in days gone by, and guides will give a brief overview of the history of each one. Tours will go for approximately an hour and are running at 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm. The tours will culminate at the Rambler room next to the Mulgrave Settlers Museum. The museum will have extended opening hours that day from 10:00am until 6:00pm for those who would like to visit. Entry prices are $5 Adults, $4 Pensioners, and $3 children. Please note: no eftpos available cash or direct deposit only thank you. 

For those visitors interested in family trees, the society is showcasing descendant charts in the Rambler room next to the museum at 60 Gordon Street Gordonvale from 9am to 6pm. There will be local family tree charts on display. Find out if your family tree is there. Historical and second- hand books will be on sale. The society would appreciate a gold coin donation for these events.

Sat 11

3 Ball Putting Challenge - Yorkeys Knob Festival 2022

2:50pm - 3:05pm Yorkeys Knob, Cairns

This year, Half Moon Bay Golf Club are excited to be part of the 2022 Yorkeys Knob Festival, Saturday 11th June 2022. 

We will have a stall at the festival & will be holding a 3 Ball Putting Challenge from 2:50pm to 3:05pm at the stage area.

Sat 11

Ki Aikido Classes

3:00pm 119 Wattle Street, Yorkeys Knob

Ki Aikido is a highly refined martial art form developed from a number of Japanese martial arts.

It teaches those who practice the art, self-awareness, self-control and calmness even in stressful situations. One of its core principles is that of non-dissension, which strives for the elimination of negative or aggressive behaviour. 

Ki Aikido training is for both the "Mind and Body."  Ki meditation, Ki breathing and kiatsu techniques are taught to help reduce stress, increase calmness and improve one’s general health and wellbeing. The more physical side of Ki Aikido training, which is intimately linked to the mental training, has numerous benefits.

Classes are held Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm, and Saturday 3:00pm - 5:00pm every week. 

For further information, see their websiteFacebook or call on Alfio 0408 184 429.

Tue 14

FNQ Dementia Alliance Morning Tea - June 2022

10:00am Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club

Come and enjoy a morning of bowls, music, morning tea and social engagement for people living with dementia and their family, carers and supporters. 

Lawn bowls from 9:30am - bring a hat, flat shoes and a water bottle - green fee is $5. 

Volunteers and interested community members are welcome. 

Gold coin donation is welcomed, with morning tea proudly donated by Michael Healy MP.

Fri 17


9:00am - 12:30pm Woree Community Centre

FNQ Floral Art Designers will meet on Friday 17th June 9am – 12.30pm, at Woree Community Centre, corner of Toogood Road and Jasper Street, Bayview Heights.  View prepared benchwork that features designs which incorporate a fruit or vegetable. Learn how to improve your floral design to make it suitable to exhibit at the Cairns Show. New members and visitors are very welcome. Check it all out on our Facebook Page

Mon 20

ADFAS - Sunlight & Sensuality - Sylivia Sagona

7:30pm The Sheridan Room . Cairns Sheridan Hotel, Cairns

Sylvia Sagona uses her extensive study of French, Comparative Art & literature & Sociology to show techniques used by Pierre-Auguste Renoir to accurately convey the joy of life in his painting "Luncheon of The Boating Party". Renoir's future wife, Aline Charigot, can be seen playing with a small dog whose hair is almost touchable in the left foreground. 

Sylvia discusses this painting in context & explores its legacy, especially how this carefree, sensual image of inter-class mingling deliberately erases the recent trauma of the Commune of 1871 and heralds the beginning of the Belle Epoque.

Tue 28

FNQ Dementia Alliance Monthly Meeting - June 2022

10:00am Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club

Monthly meeting and morning tea this month, brings guest speaker Marie-Louise Bone, Qld Community Program Officer from Dementia Australia to talk about dementia-friendly communities, and bringing awareness and education of dementia to the people of FNQ. 

Please RSVP for catering purposes - / SMA or phone Jillian on 0456 369 975.

Gold coin donation is welcomed, with morning tea proudly donated by Michael Healy MP.