The Cairns Tropical Pride Picnic, Paddle and Pooches event will be held at Holloways Beach (Casuarina St), between 9am and 1pm. A morning out at the dog-friendly beach for Rainbow families, couples, singles, and friends. Bring the family and the dog and enjoy a swim amongst friends. There are barbecues, so why not bring some sausages and have a barbie. Just look for the huge Rainbow flag. For more information, visit www.cairnstropicalpride.com. Art lovers will have the opportunity to buy direct from Aurukun’s Wik and Kugu Art Centre at a pop-up gallery in Cairns, a unique opportunity to buy direct from the awardwinning art centre without having to travel to Aurukun. Prices start at $50 making the authentic art an affordable option for Christmas presents. The sale is on Thursday October 5 at 5-7pm, Friday October 6 from 8am-6pm and Saturday October 7 from 9am-12.30pm at 200 McLeod St.