Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

It's a Celtic Lilt; Things to Do This Week

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

It's a Celtic Lilt; Things to Do This Week

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Scottish Heritage Concert

Tomorrow, 2pm to 5pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Scottish entertainment to celebrate the birthplace of Mackay's founder, John Mackay. There will be highland bagpipe music by the Mackay & District Pipe Band, highland dancing, Celtic music (vocals and instrumental), performances by the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Ensemble and the Mackay Christian College Band and guest acts.

For more information contact Pipe Major Stuart McIntyre on 0417000705 or visit


Free bike rides

Today, 6.30am to 8am

Each Saturday morning, social rides are held for all abilities, ages and bike types, from a 15km ride entirely on the bike paths right through to a speedy 30km road cycling group. Each week there are between 30 and 60 cyclists and everyone usually sticks around and has a social coffee/breakfast after. A small donation is requested to support local charities as part of a a[approximately]Fun Rides to Fund Raise' initatitve. It's a brilliant way for so many people to start their weekends and get out for some exercise.

For more information contact Rock N Road Cycles on 49574484.


Baby Bounce

Gordon White Library and Mackay City Library

Monday, November 5, 9.30am and 11am

Baby Bounce is a lap sit program designed for a parent and their child less than 18 months of age. Sessions include songs and rhymes and lasts about 30 minutes.

For more information contact 49619387.


Melbourne Cup Race Day

The Event Centre, Mackay Turf Club, Ooralea Racecourse

Tuesday, November 6, from 10am

Be among all the best race day action. This is an over 18s event only (course-wide). General admission tickets are $25 and allow access to the general public areas including the lawn area, betting ring, undercover pavilion, the public grandstand, public bars and food outlets. …

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