Tuck in to a range of tasty dishes at Thank Fork It’s Friday at Barlow Park, Parramatta Park, on August 16 from 4pm-9pm. A cocktail bar will be set up at the event, which is $2 entry for adults, from which the entire amount will be given to local charities. Entry for kids is free. There will be live music supplied by Cairns Voice Studio. Bring the kids, a blanket and enjoy a great start the weekend. Pick up a book at a bargain price at the annual booksale at Cairns Showgrounds from 9am-5pm, August 18-20 in the Fred Moule Pavilion, Mulgrave Rd, Cairns. EFTPOS available. Enter a competition at the sale for the chance to win a family pass to Diary of a Wombat at Tanks Art Centre. A collection of contemporary lei and body adornment made by Torres Strait Islander communities in workshops held on Thursday Island, Saibai Island, Erub (Darnley Island), Mer (Murray Island), Mua (Moa Island) and Badu early this year. The lei’s intrinsic connection to place and identify is evident in the use of materials and techniques, both customary and new.