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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event guide July 12

Friday 12th July

Crochet and Conversation
Drop in for a morning of crocheting, coffee and conversation with a friendly group of Northern Beaches locals at Beachfront Bar & Restaurant on Bucasia Esplanade. 
BYO crochet tools or you’re welcome to borrow from the communal box
Beachfront Bar and Restaurant, Bucasia Esplanade

Guided Walks In The Botanic Gardens
Explore the Botanic Gardens with your Gardens Guide. Walks commence from Botanic Gardens Visitor Information (opposite the cafe) and go for one hour in duration. Walks are run every Friday morning, April to end of October. For more information, contact the gardens on phone (07) 4952 7300 or email
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Chair Yoga
a gentle form of Yoga that can be done while sitting or standing, using a chair for support, and includes mindful breathing & some meditation. It's an excellent choice for participants who find a standard Yoga session too challenging. Chair Yoga can improve your flexibility, concentration and strength, while boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint strain. It's also a fantastic way of connecting with like-minded people within your community! Class Fee: $10 per person (cash only). Bookings required. Text your request & full name to 0434 940 300 or message Wellness With Deb Mackay on Facebook.
Palmview Village, 7 Bradford St, North Mackay

LIVE Music
Come along to Seabreeze Hotel and witness Viva LIVE from 6.30pm.
Seabreeze Hotel

Saturday 13th July

Garage Sale And Market Day
It’s time for our annual visit from Dugall and his bevy of men’s shed items and collectables. There will be a few guests with tables of treasures, including Krissy with her hand made recycled silver jewellery, and Robyn with vintage depression and art deco glass. The shed will be open from 8.30, Dugall a bit earlier and the shop from 9
78 Harbour Rd, North Mackay

Sugar City Burnouts Test & Turn
A full afternoon of burnouts, burnouts and more burnouts with gates open at 10am, Scrutineering from 12pm and on track action from 2pm till 8pm. Early entries are $100 and entries on the day are $130. Need 30 prenoms by 5pm the Wednesday before the event if it’s to go ahead. Spectators are $20 adults and kids 5-15 are $10
Palmyra Drag Racing Club

Neon Fireworks Sip & Paint
During this fun after dark session, we turn out the lights and paint under UV to bring neon Fireworks artwork to life. Enjoy the company of others and listen to tunes while you have a paint brush in one hand and a drink in the other. All art supplies included. BYO Drinks, a delicious, shared nibbles platter included. 16- and 17-year-olds to attend with participating adult, no younger.
Shop 1, 3 Ungerer St, North Mackay

LIVE Music
Come along to Seabreeze Hotel and jam to Lucid Wings LIVE from 6.30pm.
Seabreeze Hotel1

Sunday 14th July

Cars N Coffee      
Meet up for some coffee and chill right next to The Boomerang Hotel / Vegies Unlimited on Nebo road city gates. Just like a normal meet up in hopefully some great weather. For the people that are keen to make a day of it we will be leaving the city gates around 10:30 and will be doing a run up to Mirani in the Main Street where there is a local shops and even the Mirani Hotel for a refreshment or meal.
297 Nebo Rd, West Mackay

Dance Fit With Elena
Get active with great people at Dance Fit with Elena! Destress and let it all out on the dance floor! Don’t worry about making a mistake. Beginners are welcome! Bring: Sun protection, water and towel Wear: Comfortable active wear and shoes. No booking required. Wet weather location is CQU undercover area (Sydney St). Please follow our page for updates.
Bluewater Quay, Brisbane St, Mackay 

Flower Artwork
Come along for a beautiful morning creating, in a relaxed setting and enjoy the steps to create a dried flower artwork made by yourself. We use create our stunning designs using real dried flowers, in a 4x6 size frame. As shown in photos.
BYO Drinks and nibbles if you so please. Hosted by Michelle, she will lead the session All art supplies are included, just bring yourself! Minimum age 12+ years. Seats are limited and bookings are essential via the Creative Art Studio on Facebook.
Shop 1,3 Ungerer St, North Mackay

LIVE Music
Come along to Seabreeze Hotel and vibe to The Collective LIVE from 2pm.
Seabreeze Hotel

Monday 15th July  

All About Teen Skin Event  
Empower yourself and your Teen with accurate skincare knowledge.
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Free Skin Consultations, Youngblood Makeup Touch-Ups, Live Treatment Demonstrations Enjoy a fun and informative day out with delicious food, drinks, exciting demonstrations and more! Spaces are limited, so don’t wait! Secure your spot today and take the first step towards healthier, happier skin for your teen. Tickets are only $20, for more information, visit
26 Malcomson St, North Mackay

Tuesday 16th July

Northern Beaches Community Playgroup
Join in for play and connection. There will sand toys and trucks, the playground and plenty of adventure and exploring to be done! What to bring: Hat, waterbottle, sunscreen your own morning tea. Cost: FREE
Eimeo Esplanade

Wednesday 17th July

Mackay Farmers’ Market
6:30 – 10:30am
Shop local at the Mackay Farmers' Market and enjoy a morning on the Pioneer River.
Grab your reusable coffee cups, drink tumblers, water kefir bottles, produce and carry bags and stop in at the Mackay Farmers' Market every Wednesday.
Bluewater Quay

QLD AI Hub Mackay
People Tech Revolution are on a mission to deepen people's understanding of each other and themselves through ground-breaking VR experiences. Paving the way for a more connected and inclusive world by creating safe spaces where people can practice how to respond to tough situations and difficult conversations. Price $15
Split Spaces

Thursday 18th July

Beginners Resin Art Class/Workshop
Learn the art of resin with a fun and hands-on Beginners Resin Art Class/Workshop, perfect for unleashing your creativity and creating stunning art pieces. Course Price: $98.00. Includes take home-serving board, all the resin, and colours needed to create your own masterpiece. Bookings essential via Oz Ratz
Souths Leagues Club Mackay

Riverside Markets
From 3pm
Come along and browse J2Fs collections of unique and colourful creations… Funky jewellery and fun kids clothing 
Bluewater Quay Mackay

Kucom Theatre Presents: ‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’
A comedy by Australian playwright Melanie Tait, opening on 18 July for a two-week season at Kucom Theatre. Open on July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7.30, and a matinee at 2pm on Sunday 21 July. Don’t miss out on this hilariously inspiring tale about women taking action to break down the long-held male-based traditions of a small country town. Visit the Kucom Facebook page for links to the booking’s website!
Kucom Theatre, 1 Snow Wright Court, Andergrove

Mackay Farmers’ Market
Cars N Coffee
Northern Beaches Playgroup
Dance Fit
Sip n Paint Fireworks Artwork
Teen Skin Event

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