Thursday, March 30, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 31 March

Autumn Orchid Show

Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday, 8:00am to 3:00pm

Mackay and District Orchid Society Inc presents their Autumn Orchid Show at the Sporting Wheelies Hall. Orchids for sale. Pots, Potting Medium, Tags etc. Orchid Culture Demonstrations. $2 coin donation. Raffles Email: Phone 0435002990. Webpage:

Sporting Wheelies Hall, 78 Bridge Road, South Mackay

CASA Monthly BBQ

Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Come down for a snag and a yarn.

CASA - Community Accommodation & Support Agency Inc.

Open Mic Night

Friday, 7:00pm

The headliner for Open Mic Night is Patricia O’Brien-Price visiting from Maryborough, with MC Deanne from North Queensland hosting the night. If you have thought about giving stand-up comedy a go, send Mackay Open Mic Comedy Group a Facebook message and they will put you on the list (strictly five minutes or less). Doors open at 7PM. $10 Entry at the door.

Ambassador Hotel

Film & Arts Mackay Film Night: FULL TIME

Friday, 7:30pm

The marvellous Laure Calamy demonstrates the phenomenal range of her talents in writer/director Eric Gravel’s gripping new drama FULL TIME, as a single woman pushed to her limits when the delicate balance between her home and work life is upended. AGM prior to screening from 7.00pm.

Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

Karlie Wise Live at the Seabreeze Hotel

Friday, 8:30pm to 11:30pm

Cap off your work week at the Seabreeze Hotel and dance the night away.

Seabreeze Hotel

Saturday 1 April

Mackay Cutters Round Four

Saturday, 9:15am

9:15am | GATES OPEN. 10:00am |Cyril Connell Challenge. 11:30am | Mal Meninga Cup. 1:00pm | Harvey Norman Women's. 2:30pm | Hastings Deering Colts (TRIAL). 4:15pm |BMD Premiership. 6:15pm | Hostplus Cup. Get around game day and cheer on the Cutters as they take on CQ Capras.

BB Print Stadium

Come, Try N Play Wheelchair Rugby League

Saturday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Wheelchair Rugby League is not just a sport for people with disabilities. It is an inclusive sport that is a variation of the rugby league running game. People with and without disabilities play on the same team. Men, women, boys and girls can all play Wheelchair Rugby League. NRL Wheelchair invites you to come along and try this all-inclusive recreational activity. Whether you are interested in playing, volunteering or supporting – or would like to know more about the game – everyone is welcome. People who register and attend will receive a free participation pack. This is the perfect way to see what the sport is all about.

Mackay PCYC

Red Dog Brewery’s 1st Birthday

Saturday, 1:00pm

Celebrate one year of fine brews at Red Dog Brewery. With plenty of prizes on offer, the pizza kitchen open and Wild Sky performing from 7, it’s sure to be a worthy celebration.

Red Dog Brewery


Calen Chappy Chat and Dedication Service

Sunday, 12.30pm-1.30pm Chappy Chat

Sunday, 2.15pm Dedication of signage and school chaplain

Join the Calen Uniting Church for their free Chappy Chat informal question and answer session at lunchtime.

Stay on into the afternoon for a church service and sumptuous afternoon tea with Lesley Tunnah on guitar, children’s talk and activities, and a dedication of new signage with signwriter Maree Gutschlag and Alun Tunnah as the new Calen District State School Chaplain. All welcome!

Calen Uniting Church, 42 McIntyre Street, Calen

Monday 3 April

Free Eggciting Easter Activities

Monday to Saturday

Hippity hop, Easter’s on its way and Caneland Central have plenty of FREE Easter Activities to keep your little ones entertained! You can get your face painted, enjoy crafts, meet the Easter bunny and take part in the Mega Easter Egg Hunt!

Caneland Central

Free Teen Confidence Building Workshop

Wednesday, 9:00am to 3:00pm

First day of school holidays and what better way to start the two weeks off than with a fun-filled day learning all things self-confidence and Teen building. Phil will guide you in how to feel good within yourself, stand up and be proud, work through certain situation and stand strong and proud. Phil’s training style is second to none and he just gets the Teens. He is enthusiastic to make a change in our Teenagers’ lives. Your teen will be wanting to come back for more.

Get It Done Training

Tuesday 4 April

Yoga for Youth

Tuesday, 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Welcoming all teens aged 12 - 18 to the Yoga for Youth Class over the school holidays. Join in for a 60-minute Vinyasa (flowing) Yoga Class exclusively for teens. This class is suitable for beginners through to advanced yoga students and is a safe and supportive space for teens to explore the many benefits of yoga, to connect with other teens and more importantly, yourself. BYO: yoga mat and water bottle. Attire: Comfortable clothing for movement. $10 per student. Online bookings essential as tickets are capped.

Mackay Northern Beaches State High School

Wednesday 5 April

Soul Jam Wednesdays at The Kooyong Hotel

Every Wednesday, 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Soul Jam has an intimate room to itself where they will be hosting another friendly space to share your originals, jam with others and experiment with music. They supply a drummer and guitarist, bass also available. All artists are welcome including Slam Poetry and comedians.

The Kooyong Hotel

Mackay Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday, 6:30am to 10:30am

The market is a showcase of our region’s amazing produce direct from the farmer.

Bluewater Quay

Sugar City Rock and Roll Mackay Club Wednesday Night Lessons

Every Wednesday, 7:00pm

Why not come along and learn to rock ‘n’ roll in a friendly and fun atmosphere with the Sugar City Rock ‘n’ Rollers Mackay Club? Previous experience is not required. Everyone learns at their own pace and, even better, the first lesson is free on your way to learning the four-step style of rock ‘n’ roll. $5 for members and $8 for non-members after that. The club caters for social activities for club members with regular dances with live bands in attendance and away trips. For further enquiries call 0408 983 911.

58 Macalister St, Mackay

Thursday 6 April

Chair Yoga in North Mackay

Every Thursday, 2:00pm

Using a chair for support (either sitting or standing) Chair Yoga is a practice of gentle movement, combined with mindful breathing & meditation. It's an excellent choice for anyone who wants to focus on a gentle, nurturing practice. Chair Yoga can improve your balance, flexibility, concentration & strength while boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint strain. Bookings are essential. Call or text your full name to 0434 940 300 or message the Wellness With Deb Facebook page.

Palmview Village Community Centre, via Oasis Drive / Bradford St.

Mackay Riverside Market

Every Thursday, 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Come and meet your local growers, bakers and makers, chill on the lawn listening to some beautiful tunes and grab some delicious dinner and dessert.

Bluewater Quay

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