10 THINGS TO DO

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Celebrate the open­ing of the Aus­tralian Fes­ti­val of Cham­ber

Mu­sic tonight at the Townsville Civic Theatre with the James Cook Univer­sity Open­ing Night Con­cert — Trans­fig­ured Night. The show starts at 8pm. Mu­sic fans can also en­joy the Con­cert Con­ver­sa­tions with Piers Lane 1 at C2, Townsville Civic Theatre to­mor­row from 10am. For tick­ets and more in­for­ma­tion visit afcm. com. au

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The Aus­tralian Fes­ti­val of Cham­ber Mu­sic Fam­i­lies’ Con­cert — The Lit­tle

Sweep is show­ing at the Townsville Civic Theatre at 2.30pm on Satur­day. The pro­duc­tion is an opera for chil­dren by Ben­jamin Brit­ten, it fea­tures Valda Wil­son, Orava String Quar­tet, Ben­jamin Martin, David Selig and Eu­gene Ughetti. Tick­ets, adults $ 20, child $ 10. Call 4771 4144.

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Strand Ephemera of­fi­cially opens to­day, it will con­tinue for the next 10 days un­til Au­gust 9. The fes­ti­val com­pletely trans­forms The Strand into a 2.2km ex­hi­bi­tion space for amaz­ing art­works, events, work­shops and per­for­mances. Head down and walk along The Strand to see im­pres­sive art and sand sculp­tures. Visit www. townsville. qld. gov. au for more in­for­ma­tion.

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Head down to Heat­ley Park, Ful­ham Road, Heat­ley from 1.30pm for the Ca­nine Obe­di­ence Club of Townsville’s Agility and Obe­di­ence com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day. En­joy watch­ing dogs of all breeds and their han­dlers as they com­pete for plac­ings and prizes. En­try is free. More de­tails www.coct.com.au or Face­book Ca­nine Obe­di­ence Club of Townsville Inc.

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Show your sup­port for the North Queens­land Cowboys when they take on the Can­berra Raiders at 1300 SMILES Sta­dium to­mor­row night. The teams will be wear­ing the Marvel Su­per­hero jer­seys and it’s Thor ( Cowboys) Vs Hulk ( Raiders). Kick- off is at 5.30pm with the un­der- 20s game on at 3.15pm.

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The Aus­tralian Fes­ti­val of Cham­ber Mu­sic and the Townsville City Coun­cil present an en­ter­tain­ing free con­cert in Queens Gar­dens for the Fes­ti­val’s 25th An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions. The 1812 on Sun­day at 3pm. It’s a free event.

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Melville’s Farm in Al­li­ga­tor Creek will host the Hogs Breath Pig Day Out on Satur­day. The day will fea­ture pig rac­ing as well as a ute muster, night bull ride, show jump­ing and mower rac­ing. Coun­try rock­ers Jade Hol­land and The Jay Seeney Band will kick off their com­bined al­bum tour with mu­sic from 9pm. Gates open at 11am. En­try is $ 20 for adults, $ 15 for kids with all rides in­cluded, and free for chil­dren un­der 2. Camp­ing is avail­able, but you must book prior to the event at 07 4778 8388.

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Ex­pe­ri­ence a taste of Italy in the north for The Aus­tralian Ital­ian Fes­ti­val on in Ing­ham this week­end. The two- day fes­ti­val over Satur­day and Sun­day and fea­tures tra­di­tional food, en­ter­tain­ment, cook­ing demon­stra­tions, dis­plays, com­pe­ti­tions, rides, stalls and more. It kicks off at 10am on Satur­day and runs un­til about 3pm on Sun­day at the TYTO precinct in Ing­ham. For tick­ets visit townsvil­let­ick­ets.com.au

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Light on the Fringe, a new media pro­ject fea­tur­ing mul­ti­ple dig­i­tal pro­jec­tions on the out­side east wall of the Um­brella Stu­dio build­ing opens to­day. A va­ri­ety of new media artists from JCU and Um­brella Stu­dio mem­bers have joined forces to de­velop works co­or­di­nated by vis­ual artist Aaron Ash­ley. The dis­play runs un­til Au­gust 9.

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Thou­sands of run­ners will join in the McDon­ald’s

Townsville Run­ning Fes­ti­val at Jezzine Bar­racks and along The Strand. The last chance to register is on Satur­day at Jezzine Bar­racks from 11am- 4pm. Events in­clude the marathon at 5.30am, half marathon 7.10am, 10k at 7.45am, the 2.5k hero run/ walk at 8.40am, the ju­nior 5k fun run/ walk at 9.10am and adult 5k fun run/ walk and 5k cor­po­rate chal­lenge at 9.15am. For more race in­for­ma­tion visit townsvillerun­ningfes­ti­val.com

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