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Jarrah's Birthday Party fundraiser

Head to the Cooktown PCYC Events Centre this Saturday, March 17, for a fun family fundraiser to help young local boy Jarrah Dignan and his family through their cancer battle. The event kicks off at midday and finishes about 8pm, with wheelchair basketball, minute to win it games, a superhero theme, birthday cake, music, raffles, food and a bar. For more information, contact Roz on 4069 5506.

Last chance for Community, Economic and Arts funding

Council's Community and Economic Development Grant program aims to provide assistance to Cook Shire residents through funding activities that promote community and/or economic improvements within the region. Click here for more information on the Community and Economic Development grants. Council's Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnerships between state and local governments, which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities. Click here for more information on the RADF program.

Free glow in the dark Earth Hour family movie night

The Cooktown PCYC Events Centre will be transformed into a glowing moonscape on Saturday, March 24, for Council's free family movie night. The fun evening is being held to promote Earth Hour, the world's largest climate awareness event, and will kick off with a short climate change presentation, followed by the award-winning animated movie Mune: Guardian of the Moon. Guests are invited to wear white or fluoro colours that will show up under the black lights, and to get painted with glow in the dark paint.

Microchip discount vouchers available now

Your dog must be microchipped - it's the law. Microchipping is a great way to ensure your pet is returned to you promptly should they become lost and not have any other identifying items on them such as a collar or tag. Council and Seadog Vets have teamed up to promote microchipping and are offering a discount on chipping for all new dog registrations. But hurry, the discount vouchers are limited! To take advantage of this offer, pick up a microchip discount voucher from the Council office when you register your pet for the first time, and take it with you to your microchipping appointment at Seadog Vets.

Events Calendar

March 14 History Night Cooktown Historical Society
March 17 Jarrah's Birthday Party fundraiser, Cooktown PCYC Roz 4069 5506
March 23 Cook Shire community, economic and arts grants close Council
March 24 Cooktown Earth Hour free movie night
March 25 Big Garage Sale at Cooktown Waste Transfer Station
March 26 Hairspray amateur theatre show at the PCYC Cooktown PCYC Events Centre
March 28-29 Regional Youth Empowerment Summit My Pathway
March 31-April 1 Ron Harrigan Music Muster Lions Den Hotel
April 16 Anzac Memorial Walk team nominations due Cooktown RSL Sub Branch
April 22 Cooktown RSL Sub Branch Anzac Memorial Walk Cooktown RSL Sub Branch
May 16 Free Women in Sport workshop Sport and Recreation Queensland
May 19-20 Lakeland Horsesports and Bullride Lakeland Horsesports Association

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Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4069 5444

Fax: (07) 4082 0588