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Cassowary Coast News


2010 Events
Things To Do Locally
Grants & Funding
Local Information
Local History & Books
Cassowaries Notes and Pictures
Snake Whisperer's Diary
Contact Us or Have Your Say!

As a part of the Feast of the Senses “Self-Drive Artist Trail Sal Badcock is painting under the awning outside Oceania both  Saturday 20th (today) and Sunday 21st (tomorrow). Sal be there between 10am and 3pm both days.  Come and grab a coffee and have a chat.

There are also other artists from both local and Innisfail areas participating in this event, a full list or artists is available from the 
Feast of the Senses website:

Sally Moroney and Barbie Brayshaw are our two other local artists participating this weekend, details of how to find them and when they are available can be found on the above website.

So go for a drive, check out some artists in their studio spaces and have a good old chat to them about what they do.

As artists, they are communicators and love to share their passion and their art.

Mission Beach Community Association is in the process of compiling its 2010 ‘State of 4852 Mission Beach’ report and if you have any items to report which could be included in the report please forward. Although they try to cover most of 4852 area there could easily be some items that have been missed and that need to be addressed by Council. Previous reports can be found on their website. Next meeting is on Tuesday the 13th of April 7.30 pm at the Mission Beach Resort.

Mission Beach Meals on Wheels once again has a shortage of  volunteers, either cooks or deliverers. Please contact Brenda on 4068 7245 if you can assist.

Online survey asks students to measure success - Are You More Than Your Marks

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OUR COMMUNITY MATTERS Find the latest grant opportunities plus all the news from around the community sector, what’s on, jobs and board vacancies, and more.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM ARTISTS & ARTS WORKERS - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS UNIT Cairns Regional Council’s Community Partnerships Unit is calling for submissions from people with skills and experience in any field of the arts, to be considered for an Artist & Arts Workers Database. All creative skill sets considered. Contact Lucy Hart on (07) 4032 6605 or

MB Community Art Centre Membership

Adrian Walker - Snake Whisperer
Book Launch soon in Mission Beach

Tropical Writers Festival is back - 15th, 16th and 17th Oct 2010

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Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future.


Local naturalist and author Adrian Walker will be launching his new book "Diary of a Snake Whisperer", published by Boolarong Press, this month.  It is a mixture of snakey wisdom, scientific information, and amusing tales of some of the bizarre rescues, of both snakes and humans,  that he is called on to perform. As well as the entertaining tales, the book is illustrated with  photography by Michael Anthony, and black and white drawings by Daryl Dickson. Join us for drinks, nibbles and snakey chat at the Mission Beach Visitor Information Centre from 4pm on Saturday, 20th March, or at the CRACA office and Gallery on Monday 22nd March For more information, please ring CRACA on 4068 2589, or Adrian on 4068 7531

Queensland Arts & Cultural Sector Plan 2010-2013 A four-year industry development plan to build resilience and sustainability

New History Topics: Tully Memorial Pool beginnings 1965     Tully Sewerage 1966    More ...

Rare and Out-of-Print Local History Books Required - Donations for new HIstory Section of Mission Beach Community Arts Centre sought. More ...

Grapevine is Back!            Download

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NRMA's 2010 Community Grants Program is now open! $5,000 until 31st March 2010

"Come and visit the Art Deco room in the Innisfail Museum and be transported back in time"

Cliff stabilisation has begun at Bingil Bay on a 40 metre section along Alexander Drive (below houses near and including the Bingil Bay Resort area). Works will continue for 10 weeks, weather permitting, and Mager Construction said disruption to traffic will be kept to a minimum until the middle of May.


Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program  Open CCRC to support professional artists and artsworkers to practise their art for mutual development of the communities in regional Queensland. Closes Friday 19th March 2010. More ...

Mission Beach Community Arts Centre now has its own Page. Join up and become a fan and keep abreast of all news. Click here.

Solo Around the World - Jessica Watson's Position


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