Community Activities

The Tanks Arts Centre precinct welcomes community groups to host their workshop, activity or exhibition as part of the diverse program on offer. Some workshops and activities are held on a weekly basis and others may be a short course or a weekend intensive only.

LITTLE TACCAS

A nature based, fun activities program for kids up to 5 years, set in Botanic Gardens.

WHEN: Each fortnight on Thursdays: 25 October, 8 & 22 November & 6 December
TIME: 10.00am - noon 
VENUE: The Deck, near Tank 3
COST: Free
INFO & BOOKINGS: Via an online form


HISTORY TOURS OF THE BOTANIC GARDENS AND TANKS ARTS CENTRE PRECINCT

Learn about how the Botanic Gardens evolved and the role played by the Tanks in the history of the precinct.

WHEN: Every Thursday 
TIME: 10am - 11am
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: Free
BOOKINGS: Bookings essential and must be made by Wednesday before 3.30pm. Phone (07) 4032 6650.


SALTWATER CREEK BASKETRY WORKSHOPS

Botanic Gardens Basketry

Join Saltwater Creek Basketry Group for a fun morning of basketry and other weaving craft using natural products from the Botanic Gardens. Suitable for all skill levels, free entry. Book early as spaces are limited!

WHEN: Saturdays 27 October & 24 November  
TIME: 9:30am -12:30pm 
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: By donation
INFO & BOOKINGS: Pam Kusabs (07) 4032 5039


BOTANICAL DRAWING WORKSHOPS WITH JULIE MCENERNY

A relaxed and enjoyable day drawing botanical studies using watercolor pencils.

WHEN: First Saturday of the month   
TIME: 9:30am -3:30pm 
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: $85 (includes materials)
REQUIREMENTS: Basic drawing skills. 
INFO & BOOKINGS: Julie McEnerny 0407 556 189 art@juliemcenerny.com.au


WEAVE N ART WORKSHOPS

Learn the skill of weaving an item out of the coconut palm leaf, and the significance of this practice.

WHEN: Wednesday 24 October 
TIME: 9:30am -12:30pm 
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: Free
INFO & BOOKINGS: rosie@omundsen.com.au


CUBAN SALSA CLASS

WHEN: Monday and Tuesday nights
TIME: Beginners: 6pm-7pm & Level 1: 7pm - 8pm
VENUE: Tank 3 (or Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre from 21 May) 
COST: $60 for 5 lessons or $15 per lesson
INFO & BOOKINGS: Bookings essential. Salsa Jo 0423 218 929


IS TOASTMASTERS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Do you want to become a confident communicator, strong leader and, if you want to, public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

WHEN: Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month
TIME: 6:30am - 9:00am
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST:
$10 per meeting. First meeting is free.
INFO: Katrin Costa 0408 954 980


SOUND RELAXATION WORKSHOPS

Immerse yourself in the beautiful overtone sounds of gongs, singing bowls and more. Beneficial for deep relaxation or self-guided meditation. Please bring whatever you require to lay comfortably for 1 hour.

WHEN: Thursday 8 November
TIME: 5:50pm - 7pm
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST:
$15 
INFO & BOOKINGS: Marina of Sound Sojourn PH: 0407 320 099


CHRISTMAS PLANT SALE - FRIENDS OF THE BOTANIC GARDENS

Get in early with presents for your plant-loving friends (and for yourself) at the pre-Christmas plant sale. All plants at the Friends of the Botanic Gardens stall have been propagated from plants living in the Gardens. Many other local nurseries will also be there.  Choose from a wealth of plants including orchids, shrubs, understorey and indoor plants, creepers, gingers and heliconias.

WHEN: Sunday  2 December
TIME: 8am – 12pm
VENUE: Cairns Botanic Gardens 
INFO & BOOKINGS: Friends of the Botanic Gardens fobgcairns@bigpond.com www.botanicfriendscairns.com.au