National Volunteers Week Awards

Volunteers Australia and FNQ Volunteers hosted their annual National Volunteers Awards on Thursday 23 May 2019. Mossman Support Services nominated Kerry Secker and Janine Paterson for the awards and were both invited to attend the awards luncheon at Plantations on the Bungalow in Cairns. Pictured is Kerry Secker and Janine Paterson receiving their certificates.

Circus toys and tricks workshop

Mossman Support Services had a great day making hoola hoops and juggling balls from recycled materials. The event was aimed at children aged between 5yrs-12yrs and was designed to not only be a fun activity for kids but to also help educate them on fun ways to recycle. Hoola hoops were made from recycled irrigation pipe and the juggling balls were made from odd socks and rice. The day was in full attendence and each child was able to take home their new “circus toys” to play and use over the holidays as well as some information on the importance of recycling and fun things to create out of recycled materials. We would like to say a special thank you to Cairns Skating Centre for donating free passes to skating which we used on the day for our Hoola Hooping competition!

"Circus tricks and toys" school holiday workshop

School holidays are approaching and Mossman Support Services are running another school holiday workshop. This 2 hour workshop is aimed for children aged between 5-12yrs and we will be learning how to make circus toys out of recycled materials. Children will be making Hoola hoops and juggling balls and once completed, will be able to keep their finished products. The workshop is on Friday 12 April 2019 from 9:30am-11:30am at 20 Mill Street, Mossman. Cost is $3 donation which includes all materials. Bookings essential, limited spaces so be quick. For enquires phone : 07 4098 2005 or mark your interest on the link below

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Mossman Moppets Christmas Extravaganza

Mossman Moppets playgroup had a very festive Christmas event with Christmas Carols, face painting, Christmas craft, letters to Santa, morning tea and a visit from Santa himself. It was great to see some new faces and all the children had a great time. Playgroup will commence again in the New Year from Friday 4th January 2019 at 9:30am-11:30am. We welcome any new families to come along.

Christmas Craft Sale Monday 3rd December 2018- Muruku Beading and Art

Mossman Community Centre’s art group, Muruku, will be holding a Handmade Art and Craft Christmas Stall. It will be open to the public on Monday 3rd December 2018 from 10am- 1pm at “The Cottage” 20 Mill Street, Mossman. All money raised will go back to the Muruku Beading and Art group which will help contribute towards future programs. All Welcome.

Disability Action Week Community Fun Day 2018

Join us for a day of fun, celebration and association for the annual Disability Action Week for 2019. To mark the occasion we are holding a Community Fun Day to create awareness of those people living with a disability in our community. The day will include live entertainment, jumping castle , face painting, gymnastics area, wheelchair basketball, little squirt, junior shed, and a range of sensory activities. Drinks Slushies and Popcorn will be on sale during the day. We’d love to see you there!!

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Family Fun Day Friday August 3rd

Mossman Moppets Playgroup are hosting a Family Fun Day on Friday 3rd August 2018.  This will be a fun filled day with children's performer, "Kelda's Wacky Wonders" doing fun activities with the kids.  For the parents, we have The Benevolent Society, talking about the benefits of Baby Massage.  On the day we will also be having free face painting and lots of craft activities.  We welcome any families with children aged 0-5yrs to come along on the day.

Beeswax wraps school holiday program

Mossman Community Centre had their first primary school aged school holiday program on Friday 13th July.  The children learned how to reduce plastic by making their own beeswax wraps to use in their lunchbox instead of cling wrap.   As an extra activity, the children also learned how to make rope out of banana trunk.  This was a great way to help educate children on using natural resources for a useful everyday item.  The day was a great success and all the children enjoyed bringing home their finished products.