Top 10 things to do around the region

Published: 07 Nov 2022

Learn more about recycling with a free Materials Recovery Facility tour or check out one of the great local or national shows at the MECC this week.

1) National Recycling Week recycling facility tours

Monday, November 7 to Friday, November 11, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Materials Recovery Facility, Paget
Would you like to learn what happens to your recyclables when they reach council’s Materials Recovery Facility? Book a tour any day during National Recycling Week (November 7 to 11) from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Register online.

2) Peace of Mind

Tuesday, November 8, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Dudley Denny City Library
End of year exams doing your head in? Come and spend some time learning some breathing and relaxation techniques to help you relax. This event is for young adults aged 12 to 18 years. Reserve a spot

3) STEAM Club – Battery/Solar Cars

Wednesday, November 9, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Gordon White Library
Build and discover the science behind battery and solar powered cars. Designed for children in Year 3 to Year 7. Reserve a spot

4) Free Guided Walks

Wednesday, November 9, 4pm
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
To accommodate the warmer weather and encourage visitors who cannot attend morning sessions, the free guided walks will be held every Wednesday at 4pm for the month of November. Get involved and learn about different plants in the Living Collection. Walks start from Botanic Gardens Visitor Information (Administration) at 4pm and go for an hour at a leisurely pace. Book your spot by phoning the Gardens on 4952 7300.

5) Fitzgerald State School presents Fitzgerald Spectacular

Wednesday, November 9, 6.30pm: Prep to Year 3 Concert
Thursday, November 10, 6pm: Year 4 to Year 6, Wakakirri & Drama Concert

MECC Auditorium
Fitzgerald State School is proud to present their annual “Spectacular” concert. Two nights of Arts entertainment featuring dance and drama. Book tickets

6) Estate Planning for Older People

Friday, November 11, 9.30am to 11am
Gordon White Library
Free seminar for your financial future delivered by Services Australia. Reserve a spot

7) Ananse Stories Performance

Friday, November 11, 3.45pm to 4.45pm, Gordon White Library
Saturday, November 12, 10am to 11am, Dudley Denny City Library
Sam Derchie uses an engaging blend of storytelling, song and drumming to introduce children to Ananse, a spider from the folklore of the Ashantie people of Ghana in West Africa. His stories, with their messages of co-operation, empathy and the joy of learning, are interspersed with music, drumming and song and provide numerous opportunities for children to get hands on and participate. With his colourful Ghanaian clothing, his many African percussion instruments and his years of performance experience, Sam holds his audience from beginning to end, leaving children with a lasting impression of his African culture. For children aged five to 12 years. Reserve a spot

8) Theatre Arts Mackay Dance Excellence presents Showcase Gala 2022

Saturday, November 12, 4pm
MECC Auditorium
Showcasing the very talented and diverse students from Twinkle Stars through to the elite Senior Students.  This show is sure to entertain with performances in all genres of Dance/Acro/Drama and Musical Theatre. Book tickets.

9) Paul Hayman presents Cloudland the Musical

Sunday, November 13, 6pm
MECC Auditorium
Cloudland the Musical tells the story of a culturally significant venue on top of Bowen Hills overlooking Brisbane that played an integral part of the most defining decades of popular music before its overnight demolition in 1982 that stunned not just the locals but people from all corners of the globe who had attended the venue during its lifetime. The story is filled with drama and controversy and comprises of a blend of original compositions and works from iconic artists that played at the venue including The Bee Gees, Buddy Holly, The Angels, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cold Chisel, Johnny O’Keefe, Midnight Oil, Australian Crawl, Normie Rowe, Mental as Anything, Bill Haley, Split Enz and more. Cloudland was no ordinary venue. Book your tickets today

10) Exhibitions at Artspace Mackay

Until November 27, 2022
Artspace Mackay
Time is running out to view four incredible exhibitions at Artspace Mackay! Come along and see Tales of the Lyre Bird, The Wall by D Harding, Figurately Speaking, and Veronika Zeil: Echo Forest – the Eloquence of Trees – all set up in the gallery until the end of November. Find out more about the exhibitions here.