Thursday, May 23, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide 23 May

Saturday 25 May

Burdekin Netball Junior Cup Carnival
Saturday and Sunday, from 7am to 5pm
The Annual Burdekin Netball Junior Cup Carnival will once again be held for teams from all over North Queensland to come and compete whilst having fun with their friends.
With an expected 400 competitors to prepare to take the courts, the Burdekin Netball Association welcomes all residents and visitors to their annual carnival held at the Home Hill Netball Courts. 
Burdekin Netball Association

Pre Crush Old Time Dance
Saturday, from 6pm
The Rita Island Progress Association is hosting a pre crush, old time dance at the Jarvisfield State School hall, along with the Jarvisfield P&C committee, on May 25. The night kicks off at 6pm with a BBQ dinner and showcase by the highland dancers, then Kiradon will entertaining the crowd until 11pm. This is a licensed event with an 18+ bar area, and don't forget to bring your cash for some amazing raffles on the night. $5 entry per person or $15 per family puts you in the draw for our lucky door prize, plus smoko and dessert. Please RSVP on the Facebook event for catering. We hope to see you with your dancing shoes on!
Jarvisfield State School Hall

Thursday 6 June

Morning Melodies: Some Enchanted Evening
Thursday, from 11am
We have all heard their songs and we have all enjoyed their musicals. They were known as America’s most successful musical theatre writing team and their partnership has been called the greatest of the 20th Century.
Join us for a very special event paying tribute to the timeless music from the legendary Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring your favourite tunes from Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and many more, Some Enchanted Evening is truly an enchanted concert of exquisite songs from the golden age of musicals. 
In an intimate setting amongst the stars, come on a whimsical journey through song and dance, and be captivated by the beautiful music of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, ‘Younger Than Springtime’, ‘I Have Dreamed’, ‘Climb Every Mountain’, and ‘Oh What a Beautiful Morning’. With beautiful costumes, extraordinary dancing and a song list that also includes music from their partnerships with Jerome Kern and Lorenz Hart, Some Enchanted Evening is a magical, uplifting experience that is not to be missed.
Burdekin Theatre

Friday 7 June

The Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Tribute Show
Friday, from 7.30pm
Welcome to The Dreams Show – your ticket to experiencing the magic of Fleetwood Mac and the captivating solo career of their leading lady, Stevie Nicks. Since its launch in 2017, Dreams has gained massive acclaim, both from fans across Australia and from within Fleetwood Mac themselves. Dennis Dunstan, Fleetwood Mac’s Manager (1981-1999), applauded the show, stating, “The Dreams Show was a breath of fresh air when it comes to Fleetwood Mac tribute shows.. these guys deliver.. Big Time! Don’t miss this show if you’re a Mac fan!” Surrender to the enchantment of Dreams, as we recreate everything from their live show spectacle to clothes to choreography and  anecdotes to iconic songs of the legendary band. Enjoy monumental hits like ‘Go your Own way’, ‘Gypsy’, ‘Edge of Seventeen’, ‘Rooms on Fire’, ‘TUSK’, ‘Say you love me’, and many others. $59 tickets.
Burdekin Theatre

Sunday 9 June

The Cane Country Cup Pickleball Team Event

Friday, from 8.30am
Building on the success of the Sugar Bowl, Home Hill Tennis brings you the inaugural Cane Country Cup, a pickleball team event. Teams have been invited to the event from Mackay, Whitsundays, Bowen, Townsville, Charters Towers and Ingham. It will be unique on the pickleball calendar with mixed teams of 4-6 players, where every point won will go toward determining overall winners. It will be played in Competitive and Social Grades. The excitement around the event is building with teams from clubs committing to playing in the event. Pickleball is a fast paced, fast scoring racquet sport played on a small court. Organizers are expecting that sportsmanship, camaraderie and building friendships will be at the forefront of the event.
Home Hill Tennis Association

Wednesday 12 June

Ayr State High School: Year 10 Careers Morning
Wednesday, from 9am to 10am
The aim of the morning is to provide a broad view of careers and employment opportunities in our local area and surrounds.
The format includes display tables, 10-minute introduction of your organisation and an opportunity for students to ask questions. Students will move between organisations to gain knowledge about career options to support their subject choices for their senior schooling.  
Please use this link to register. It would be appreciated if each organisation representative could register for catering and workplace safety purposes.
Ayr State High School

Anthology Showcase
Wednesday, 10:30am
Writers from the “Burdekin Creative Writers” and “Night Writers” groups will read a selection of their pieces from the Anthology.
Home Hill Branch of Burdekin Library

Monday 24 June

Monday and Tuesday, from 6.30pm
Showcasing exquisite puppetry, an enigmatic host, audience interaction and a world of rare and exotic animals, ARC is a profound experience that embraces the natural world and the creatures that cohabit this place we call Earth. 
ARC presents intimate, magical encounters with rare and vulnerable species, raising important questions about our collective and individual relationship with nature and loss. Renowned as innovators of physical and visual theatre, for the past three decades Erth’s body of work has explored the depths of the past. With ARC, they look unblinkingly to the future, as this menagerie of animals transforms the stage before your very eyes.
Burdekin Theatre

Wednesday 26 June

Burdekin Show
Wednesday, from 10am
The Annual Burdekin Show hosted at the Ayr Showgrounds is an event for all ages. From exhibits to equestrian, side show alley and fireworks there is something for everyone and the true essence of country hospitality can be found. 
Ayr Showgrounds

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