Top 10 things to do around the region

There is plenty to do in the week ahead.

1) Frankenstein exhibition

Until February 9
Gordon White Library

The story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster is a gothic masterpiece full of scientific curiosity, unorthodox experiments and classic science fiction elements. Come and view the exhibition aimed at young adults, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the original Frankenstein novel.

2) Birdwatching School Holiday Quiz

Until Friday January 19
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens (self-guided activity, FREE)

Do you know all the birds in the Botanic Gardens? Spend a morning or afternoon strolling through the Gardens and try to spot as many as you can! Quizzes are available at the Botanic Gardens or online - http://bit.ly/2DeeW6W

3) Get Your Game On! (5 - 12 years)

Dudley Denny City Library - January 11, 10am – 11am
Sarina Library – January 12, 10am – 11am

Let’s get together and play some good old fashioned games! Who likes Simon Says, Statues, Corners, Knights Horse Cavalier and What’s the Time Mr Wolf? Bookings are essential and can be made online at http://bit.ly/2CLnXmW

4) Family Night Out!

Gordon White Library (5 – 12 years and their families)
Thursday, January 11, 5.30pm - 7pm

Looking for a free night out for the whole family? Join us for a family night of games in the library. Bookings are essential and can be made online at http://bit.ly/2CLnXmW

5) Nature’s Recycler’s Craft Session

Thursday, January 11 and Thursday, January 18, 2 - 4pm
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Meeting Room

Join us at the Gardens for craft activities inspired by nature’s resources. Children will go on a short walk with Kimberley to collect recycled resources from the Gardens and come back to the Meeting Room to get creative! When children are finished, they can take their craft home with them to display. Bookings are required, places are limited to 10 children per session, ages 5-12 years. Parental supervision is required. Please contact Gardens Administration to book phone 07 4952 7300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au $5 per child

6) Meet Pepper

Dudley Denny City Library, 2.30pm
> Monday, January 15
> Wednesday, January 17
> Friday, January 12 and 19
Pepper the robot is visiting Dudley Denny City Library these school holidays. Come and say hi to our fun loving and mischievous humanoid robot!

7) "Personality Captured" by Creative Shots Photo Club

Until Sunday, January 14, 2018
The Botanic Gardens Cafe, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Creative Shots Photo Club through this exhibition give the viewer a display of various forms of 'personality' captured in a photographic image. With subjects varying from inanimate objects, to places, people and animals. 'Personality' surrounds us if we take the time to see it. The Club would like all viewers to vote for their favourite image with the highest voted image being awarded "People's Choice 2017". The winning image will be showcased in a new exhibition to be held at the Gordon White Library during February 2018.

8) Paste Up, Pixels & Patterns - Family drop-in summer holiday activities at Artspace

Until Sunday, January 21
Artspace Mackay Workshop Room

Join us at the gallery for Paste-up, Pixel and Pattern fun! The art activity is suitable for all ages and has been inspired by The Wall, the artwork created by Samuel Tupou during his residency at Artspace Mackay. Families can drop-in anytime and when you're finished creating, you can either take your art home with you, or add your creations to the big pattern wall display! Stay for a few minutes, or a few hours, parental supervision is required. Gallery hours are 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am - 3pm weekends.

9) Active Kids in the City

Until January 19
Mackay City Centre

If you are looking for something fun and free or low cost for the kids to do these school holidays, check out the Active Kids in the City school holiday program!  For more details, please visit: www.mackaycitycentre.com.au
Thursday, January 11
> Smarty's  ACTIVE Squirtz (years 2 - 5), Bluewater Quay, Smarty’s Fit Food & Fun, 8am – 8.45am
Friday, January 12
> Scrapbooking Class, Lucy Dillon Crafty Cat from 11am – 12pm (spaces Limited, contact Lucy for Bookings 4953 4887)
Monday, January 15
> Face painting, Sydney Street Markets, Fascinating Faces from 9:30am – 11:30am
> Mr Poppa’s Balloons, Sydney Street Markets, Fascinating Faces from 9:30am – 11:30am
Tuesday, January 16
> Aqua Fitness and Dance for Kids, Bluewater Lagoon, Elena’s Fitness Fusion, 9am – 10am
Wednesday, January 17
> Decorate a pencil box, The Dome from 10am – 2pm
Thursday, January 18
> Smarty's  ACTIVE Squirtz (years 2 - 5), Bluewater Quay, Smarty’s Fit Food & Fun, 8am – 8.45am
Friday, January 19
> Scrapbooking Class, Lucy Dillon Crafty Cat from 11am – 12pm (spaces Limited, contact Lucy for Bookings 4953 4887)

10) Sarina Youth Centre School Holiday Activities (10 – 18 years)

Until Sunday, January 21, 10am to 2pm
Sarina Youth Centre

The activities run from 10am - 2pm at the youth centre, located on the corner of Anzac and Broad Streets, Sarina. For more information phone 4961 9277.
> Thursday, January 11
Chill out and watch a movie with popcorn
> Friday, January 12
Sausage Sizzle in the park
Reminders:
Australia Day Events
Application close Sunday, January 7, 2018
Looking for a good way to celebrate Australia Day? 13 events will be held throughout the region on Friday, January 26. Council has provided funding to organisers of the events to support Australia Day celebrations in Mackay. Visit www.mackay.qld.gov.au/ausdayevents for the full list of events.

Reminders:

Australia Day Events
Looking for a good way to celebrate Australia Day? 13 events will be held throughout the region on Friday, January 26. Council has provided funding to organisers of the events to support Australia Day celebrations in Mackay. Visit www.mackay.qld.gov.au/ausdayevents for the full list of events.

Contact: Mackay Regional Council

Phone: 1300 MACKAY (622 529)

Published: 10 Jan 2018