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What’s On Guide

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

SATURDAY 1 JANUARY

Nurture Nation Memberships Open

Runs until 31 January
A place for parents to unite and ignite.
$99.00 / for parents
www.pakmag.com.au/nurturenation

Gee’d Up

Runs until 2 January
Airlie Beach Hotel
2.00pm – 5.30pm / FREE / M
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

Kids Eat Free

From the kids menu when a member purchases a main meal.
Runs every Tuesday to Saturday
Magpies Sporting Club Mackay
5.00pm – 6.00pm / FREE / G
www.magpiesmackay.com.au

SUNDAY 2 JANUARY

Art Exhibition – Jenna Lee: Cont. ained

Runs until 9 January
Artspace Mackay
Open Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm and 10.00am – 3.00pm Saturday and Sunday / FREE
www.artspacemackay.com.au

Jonathan McBurnie: Birdland Exhibition and Lindy Lee – Moon in a Dew Drop Exhibition

Runs until 16 January
Artspace Mackay Open
Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm and 10.00am – 3.00pm Saturday and Sunday / FREE
www.artspacemackay.com.au

Tutti Frutti Sundaze

Seabreeze Hotel
2.00pm – 5.00pm / FREE / All-Ages
www.seabreezemackay.com.au

MONDAY 3 JANUARY

No Doubt About Gwen

Airlie Beach Hotel
2.00pm – 5.30pm / FREE / All Ages
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

TUESDAY 4 JANUARY

Captain Thunderbolt

Airlie Beach Hotel
2.00pm – 5.30pm / FREE / All Ages
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

APT10: Kids on Tour!

Runs daily until 23 January
Artspace Mackay
10.00am – 5.00pm (Tuesday – Friday) and 10.00am – 3.00pm (Saturday and Sunday) / FREE Entry / G
www.artspacemackay.com.au

Tech Talks

Dilemma with a device?
Runs weekly
Gordon White Library 10.00am – 11.00am / FREE
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

WEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY

Kids Eat Free

From the kids menu when a member purchases a main meal.
Runs weekly on Wednesday
Souths Leagues Club
12.00pm – 2.00pm, 5.30pm – 8.00pm
www.southsmackay.com.au

Shed Night

Runs every four weeks on Wednesday Shed Happens Mackay, 9 Quarry Street
6.30pm – 8.30pm / $10.00 / Boys are welcome when accompanied by their primary male role model
SHED Happens Mackay

Mackay and Whitsundays What’s On

THURSDAY 6 JANUARY

Reading Ready! School Readiness Program

Runs weekly until 20 January
Proserpine Hospital
11.00am – 12.00pm / FREE / G
Mackay Hospital and Health Service

Trent Bell Band

Also runs 7 January
Airlie Beach Hotel
2.00pm – 5.30pm / FREE / All-ages
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

Tech Talks

Dilemma with a device?
Runs weekly
Dudley Denny Library
10.00am – 11.00am / FREE
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

FRIDAY 7 JANUARY

Raw Jam

Northern Beaches Bowls Club
8.00pm / M
www.mnbbowls.com.au

Azure Glass Advanced Technique Classes

Also runs 14 and 21 January
Azure Glass
9.00am – 4.30pm / $250.00 / M
www.azureglass.com.au

SATURDAY 8 JANUARY

Mackay CQB Speedsoft Games

Victoria Park State School
12.30pm – 4.30pm / $30.00 – $35.00 / 10 years +
Adrenaline Games Qld

The UK Bee Geez

Airlie Beach Hotel
2.00pm – 5.30pm / FREE / All Ages
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

Falun Gong meditation and relaxation sessions

Weekly until further notice.
Tropical Sun Lawn, Mackay Botanic Gardens
9.00am – 11.00am / FREE / G
P: 0417 193 309

Mackay Parkrun

Weekly until further notice.
Mackay Botanic Gardens
7.00am – 8.00am / FREE, Register online
www.parkrun.com.au

Mackay Urban Gelsoft Games

Victoria Park State School
4.00pm – 8.00pm / $30.00 – $35.00 / 10 years +
Adrenaline Games Qld

MONDAY 10 JANUARY

Kidchella School Holidays

Runs until 21 January
Caneland Central, Centre Court
10.00am – 2.00pm / FREE / G, All ages
www.canelandcentral.com.au

Reading Ready! School Readiness Program

Runs weekly until 20 January
Whitsunday Community Health Centre
11.00am – 12.00pm / FREE / G
Mackay Hospital and Health Service

Mackay Gymnastics School Holiday Fun Days

Also runs 12, 14, 17, 19 and 21 January
5 Snow Wright Court 2 – 4 years: 9.15am – 10.00am / $16.50, 5 -12 years: 9.00am – 10.30am / $27.50 Bookings required
P: 4942 0032
Mackay Gymnastics

MONDAY 10 JANUARY

Mackay Gymnastics Holiday Camp

Runs 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 and 21 January
5 Snow Wright Court 9.00am – 3.00pm / $50.00 – $70.00 per day / Prep – 13 years
Bookings required
P: 4942 0032
Mackay Gymnastics

TUESDAY 11 JANUARY

Beautiful Bugs

Join their in-house entomologist for an introduction to insect preservation.
Dudley Denny City Library
10.00am – 11.00am / FREE / 12 – 18 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

THURSDAY 13 JANUARY

Beddy Rays – Sunshine State Tour

Seabreeze Hotel
9.00pm – 11.30pm / $30.00 / 18 +
Beddy Rays

The Whitsundays MotoStars Nationals Round 2

Runs until 15 January
Whitsunday Moto Sport Club, Proserpine
7.00am – 10.00pm / FREE for under 5, $5.00 adults / G
www.motostars.com.au

Aqua Fitness

Runs weekly, excluding public holidays
Sarina Swim Centre
8.30am – 9.30am / $5.00 + Pool entry
www.moveitnq.com.au

Engineers, Robotics and Electronics 2 Day Summer Holiday Camp

Runs until 14 January
56 Coral Esplanade, Cannonvale
9.00am – 3.00pm / Get in touch for more details Young Engineers – Central Queensland
E: pavle@young-engineers.com.au

THURSDAY 13 JANUARY

Fully Uked Pop-up Session

Ukulele players of all levels are welcome to come and play along.
Runs monthly
Dudley Denny City Library
5.00pm – 6.00pm / FREE
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

FRIDAY 14 JANUARY

Out Of Abingdon

Seabreeze Hotel
7.30pm – 10.30pm / Stay tuned for ticket sales
www.outofabingdon.com.au

SATURDAY 15 JANUARY

CSI Mackay

Think you could solve a murder case? Experience life as a Crime Scene Investigator in this thrilling outdoor murder mystery event.
9.00am – 5.00pm / $77.00 per team of 6
www.cluedupp.com

Mackay Breast Cancer Support Group

Runs monthly
Meeting Room, Botanical Gardens
9.00am – 12.00pm / FREE
Mackay Breast Cancer Support Group

‘Alive’ The Pearl Jam Show

Airlie Beach Hotel
2.00pm – 5.30pm / FREE / All Ages
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

SUNDAY 16 JANUARY

Kids Triathlon and Uniteability Tri-Series

Mackay Aquatic and Recreation Centre
7.15am – 9.00am / From $20.00 / 5 – 12 years
www.tri-activ8.com.au

The Best Of Ramjet

Airlie Beach Hotel
2.00pm – 5.30pm / FREE / All Ages
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

MONDAY 17 JANUARY

Ukulele For Kids

2 Sessions
Sarina Library
10.00am and 11.00am / 8 – 12 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Bullet Journals for 2022

Mirani Library
2.00pm – 4.00pm / FREE / 12 – 25 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

TUESDAY 18 JANUARY

Under The Sea Puppet Show

To celebrate the launch of Strolling Stories
Walkerston Library
10.00am – 11.00am / FREE / 5 – 12 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Bullet Journals for 2022

Walkerston Library
2.00pm – 4.00pm / FREE / 12 – 25 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Azure Glass Half Day Class

Azure Glass
9.00am – 2.00pm / $180.00 / M
www.azureglass.com.au

WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY

CQUni TAFE Careers Expo

CQUniversity Mackay City
2.00pm – 5.30pm / FREE / G
www.cqu.edu.au/tafe

Ukulele For Kids

2 Sessions
Gordon White Library
10.30am and 11.30am / 8 – 12 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Bullet Journals for 2022

Dudley Denny City Library
10.00am – 12.00pm / FREE / 2 – 25 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

THURSDAY 20 JANUARY

Ukulele For Kids

2 Sessions
Dudley Denny City Library
10.30am and 11.30am / 8 – 12 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Under The Sea Puppet Show

To celebrate the launch of Strolling Stories
Dudley Denny City Library
2.00pm – 3.00pm / FREE / 5 – 12 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Bedtime Stories

Dudley Denny City Library
5.00pm – 6.00pm / FREE / 0 – 8 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Anime Manga Club

Gordon White Library
5.30pm – 7.00pm / FREE / 12 – 18 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Bullet Journals for 2022

Gordon White Library
2.00pm – 4.00pm / FREE / 12 – 25 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

FRIDAY 21 JANUARY

Movie Matinee – Moon Bound

Gordon White Library
10.00am – 12.00pm / FREE / 5 – 12 years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Collinsville Urban Gelsoft Games

Collinsville State High School
4.00pm – 8.00pm / $35.00 – $40.00 / 10 years +
Adrenaline Games Qld

Dows Creek Hall 90th Birthday Weekend

Runs until 23 January
Dows Creek Community Hall, 16 Bourkes Road
Check the Facebook page for all events and details
Dows Creek Community Hall

Significant Other Live

Souths Suburban Bowls Club
7.00pm – 11.00pm / FREE
Significant Other

SATURDAY 22 JANUARY

Ruby Fields

Seabreeze Hotel
7.00pm / $30.00 / 18 years +
www.rubyfields.com

SATURDAY 22 JANUARY

Aussie Saturday Seafood Bonanza

Sarina Leagues Club
12.00pm / Stay tuned for more info
Sarina Sporting and Services Club

Mackay Urban Gelsoft Games

Mackay North State High School
4.30pm – 7.30pm / $30.00 – $35.00 / 10 years +
Adrenaline Games Qld

Mackay Lions Junior and Senior Sign On Day

Mackay Lions Soccer Club
10.00am – 2.00pm / FREE / G
Mackay Lions

Saturday Studio Session

Azure Glass9
.30am – 4.30pm / $45.00 / M
www.azureglass.com.au

Glory Days’ Springsteen Experience

Airlie Beach Hotel
2.00pm / FREE / All Ages
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

SUNDAY 23 JANUARY

Mackay CQB Gelsoft Games

Mackay North State High School
3.30pm – 6.30pm / $30.00 – $35.00 / 10 years +
Adrenaline Games Qld

‘Uncut Diamond’ Neil Diamond Tribute

Airlie Beach Hotel
2.00pm / FREE / All Ages
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

MONDAY 24 JANUARY

School Term 1 Begins

International Day of Education
en.unesco.org/commemorations/educationday

Baby Bounce

Runs weekly during school term
Dudley Denny Library
11.00am – 11.30am / FREE / Babies birth to walking
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Baby Bounce

Runs weekly during school term
Mirani Library
9.30am – 10.00am / FREE / Babies birth to walking
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Toddler Time

Runs weekly during school term
Mirani Library, Sarina Library, Gordon White Library
9.30am – 10.00am / FREE / Toddlers up to 2.5
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

TUESDAY 25 JANUARY

Learn to Line Dance

Dows Creek Community Hall, 16 Bourkes Road
6.30pm – 8.00pm / $5.00 – $10.00, Under 5 FREE / G
Dows Creek Community Hall

Baby Bounce

Runs weekly during school term
Sarina Library
9.30am – 10.00am / FREE / Babies birth to walking
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Baby Bounce

Runs weekly during school term
Walkerston Library
11.00am – 11.30am / FREE / Babies birth to walking
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Story Time

Runs weekly during school term
Mirani Library, Walkerston Library
9.30am – 10.00am / FREE / Ages 2.5 – 5
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY

Citizenship Ceremony

MECC
10.00am / FREE, Registration required
1300 MACKAY (622 529)

Australia Day at Armstrong Beach

By the Armstrong Beach Progress Association
Llewellyn Hall, Armstrong Beach Road
2.00pm – 8.00pm / FREE / G
Armstrong Beach Area Progress Association

A Day At The Beach

Eimeo Surf Lifesaving Club
9.00am – 3.00pm / FREE / G
www.eimeoslsc.com.au

Australia Day the Habana Way

Habana Community Precinct
3.00pm – 7.00pm / FREE / G
Habana & Districts Progress Association

Pancakes and Play in the Park

Mackay Sugar Bowl
8.30am – 12.00pm / FREE / G
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Aussie BBQ at the Beach

By the Mackay & District Australian South Sea Islander Association
Quota Park, Binnington Esplanade
11.00am – 3.00pm / FREE / G
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Let There Be AC/DC

Australia Day Special Event
Airlie Beach Hotel
12.00pm – 6.00pm / FREE Entry / All-ages
www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

Sail Away on Australia Day

Kinchant Dam
10.00am – 2.30pm / FREE / G
E: mackaysailingcommodore@gmail.com

Australia Day Beach Party

Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club
10.00am – 4.00pm / FREE / G
Mackay Surf Life Saving Club

Aussie Family Fun Day

Zeolla Park AFL Grounds
10.00am – 3.00pm / FREE / G
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Pioneer Valley Aussie Day Awards and Celebration

Mirani State High School
8.30am – 1.00pm / FREE / G
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Australia Day at Sarina Beach

Sarina Beach Esplanade
12.30pm – 5.00pm / FREE / G
www.sarinasurfclub.com.au

Australia Day Celebration

By the St Helens Beach Progress and Environment Association Inc Repulse Esplanade, St Helens Beach
10.00am – 3.30pm / FREE / G
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

The Scout Association of Australia Open Day

Banksia Scout Group
Jaycee Park, Bedford Road, Andergrove
10.00am – 1.00pm / FREE / G
Banksia Scout Group

Bliss n Eso – The Sun Tour

Harrup Park, Mackay
8.00pm / $69.90 / 18 years +
www.blissneso.com

THURSDAY 27 JANUARY

Bliss n Eso – The Sun Tour

Magnums, Airlie Beach
7.00pm / $69.90 / 18 years +
www.blissneso.com

THURSDAY 27 JANUARY

Morning Melodies at the Burb with Anette Worthington

Runs monthly, every last Thursday
Souths Suburban Bowls Club
11.00am – 1.00pm / FREE / G
www.southsmackay.com.au

Story Time

Runs weekly during school term
Dudley Denny Library
10.30am – 11.00am / FREE / 2.5 – 5 Years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Baby Bounce

Runs weekly during school term
Gordon White Library
10.30am – 11.00am / FREE / Babies birth to walking
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

FRIDAY 28 JANUARY

Birdlife Mackay Monthly Surveys

Assist in monitoring the status and trends of bird populations in the region.
Runs monthly, every last Friday
Mackay Botanic Gardens
6.30am – 8.30am / FREE
www.mackayregionalbotanicgardens.com.au
E: informationpresident.mackay@birdlife.org.au

Toddler Time

Runs weekly during school term
Dudley Denny Library
9.30am – 10.00am / FREE / Toddlers up to 2.5
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

Jasmine Togo-Brisby: Hom Swit Hom Exhibition

Artspace Mackay
Open Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm and 10.00am – 3.00pm Saturday and Sunday / FREE
www.artspacemackay.com.au

SATURDAY 29 JANUARY

Norths Netball Club Season Sign On

Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club
10.00am / FREE
Norths Netball Club

Kilnforming 2 Classes

Azure Glass
9.30am – 4.30pm / $45.00 / M
www.azureglass.com.au

Azure Glass Beginner Workshop

Azure Glass
9.30am – 4.30pm / $280.00 / M
www.azureglass.com.au

WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY

Shed Night

Runs every four weeks on Wednesday
Shed Happens Mackay, 9 Quarry Street
6.30pm – 8.30pm / $10.00 / Boys are welcome when accompanied by their primary male role model
SHED Happens Mackay

Story Time

Runs weekly during school term
Sarina Library, Gordon White Library
9.30am – 10.00am / FREE / 2.5 – 5 Years
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

TUESDAY 1 FEBRUARY

STEAM Club

Runs weekly during school term
Gordon White Library
3.30pm – 4.30pm / FREE / Year 3 to Year 6
www.mackay.qld.gov.au/libraries

FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Runs until 20 February
www.olympics.com

Isaac Butterfield – Outlaw

Seabreeze Hotel
7.00pm – 8.30pm / Stay tuned for ticket release
www.seabreezemackay.com.au

FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY

Arj Barker Comes Clean

MECC Auditorium
8.00pm / $54.90 / 15 years +
www.themecc.com.au

ATSICHS Men’s Group

Runs weekly on Fridays
Men’s Shed, YuwiYumba Cultural Hub
10.00am – 2.00pm / All ages
ATSICHS Mackay Ltd

SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY

Celtic Illusion Reimagined – 10 Year Anniversary Show

MECC Auditorium
7.30pm / $69.90 – $79.90 / G
www.themecc.com.au

TUESDAY 8 FEBRUARY

Safer Internet Day
www.esafety.gov.au/sid

WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY

ATSICHS Mackay – Mum’s and Bub’s Playgroup

Runs fortnightly on Tuesdays
YuwiYumba Cultural Hub
10.00am – 11.30am / for parents and their children 0 – 5 years
www.atsichsmackay.org

SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY

Chinese New Year Event

Bluewater Quay

SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY

Sport Expo and Sign On

MECC
9.00am – 4.30pm / FREE / G
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY

A Season Of One-Act Plays

Runs until 19 February
Kucom Theatre
Bookings opening soon
www.kucom.org.au

FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY

Paul Ettore Tabone sings Goldens Days – Songs from the Movies & Musicals

MECC
11.00am / $15.00 / G
www.themecc.com.au

FRIDAY 19 FEBRUARY

Conversations with Art

3rd Friday of each month
Artspace Mackay
1.00pm – 2.30pm / FREE
www.artspacemackay.com.au

TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY

BMA KidSpace

Runs monthly
Artspace Mackay
10.00am – 2.00pm / FREE / Ages 5 and under
www.artspacemackay.com.au

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Comedy Tour
Seabreeze Hotel
8.00pm – 10.30pm / $56.50 / 18 years +
www.seabreezemackay.com.au

WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Hockey Dad

Seabreeze Hotel
7.30pm – 11.00pm / $42.50 / 18 years +
www.seabreezemackay.com.au

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY

A Season Of One-Act Plays

Runs until 26 February
Kucom Theatre
Bookings opening soon
www.kucom.org.au
Kucom Theatre

FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY

Rockaria – The Elo Experience

MECC Auditorium7.30pm / $69.00 / G
www.themecc.com.au

THURSDAY 3 MARCH

John Paul Young 50 Years Young – The Anniversary Tour

MECC
7.30pm / $36.00 – $73.00 / G
www.themecc.com.au

Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games

Runs until 13 March
www.paralympic.org

SUNDAY 6 MARCH

MOB Presents The Celebration Of Swing

MECC
3.00pm / $55.00 – $85.00 / G
www.themecc.com.au

Jack Botts – Slow Mornings Tour

Seabreeze Hotel
6.30pm – 11.00pm / $32.00 / G
www.seabreezemackay.com.au

FRIDAY 11 MARCH

Mackay University Experience

An on-campus event allowing Year 12 students to explore their post-high school options, including both higher education degrees and TAFE courses.
CQUniversity Mackay
9.00am – 2.00pm / FREE
www.cqu.edu.au
E: e.lawn@cqu.edu.au.