1. Book Sale
October 9, 10am-3pm
The money from a second-hand book sale fundraiser will go to the development of a new animal hospital at the Big Ears Sanctuary. The sale will have a huge assortment of book genres to pick from and will be held from 10am-3pm on October 9 at the Pilgrim Hall located at 34 Paterson Street, Launceston. If attendees are planning on stocking up, they should bring their own bags as bags will not be provided.
2. Sustainable Festival
October 9, 10am-4pm
Sustainability throughout all aspects of life is the new focus of a budding festival. This year will mark the first time the Sustainable Living event has been a festival, with previous years geared more towards an expo style. The festival will have a variety of attractions to see and participate in including presentations, market stalls, exchanges, recycling areas, activities and workshops, cooking demonstrations from Fast Ed, a food court, guided walks, exhibitions, and non-stop entertainment. For more information on events and tickets visit slflaunceston.net.
3. Launnie Rayak
October 9, 7pm
The Launceston Lions Sport Club is hosting an indoor musical event from 7pm on Saturday at St Albies Hall. The purpose of the event is to improve mental health impacted by the pandemic, bring cultures together, and donate money raised to countries impacted by COVID-19.
4. Health Walk
The Men's Table and other men's mental health charities have teamed up to put together a free event that encourages blokes to walk five kilometres around Heritage Forest and have a BBQ. The walk is on World Mental Health Day - October 10 - and runs from 2pm to 5pm. It starts at Hoo Hoo Haven. Tickets are available through humantix.
5. NORTH Festival
Cityprom has teamed up with Eat it Tassie for the official launch of the NORTH Festival, a two-week celebration of hospitality venues and producers across Tasmania's North. The main aim of the new food festival is to showcase quality venues in the city and invite those attending to see what's happening in bars, restaurants, cafes, wineries and pubs across the city and the Northern region. The festival includes well-known Launceston businesses such as Earthy Eats, and Alchemy and also new businesses in the dining scene, such as Stelo at Pierres and Feast Restaurant. The festival will have many events throughout the city such as mystery bar tours, a progressive dinner across multiple venues, meet the producer sessions and numerous food options to entice the appetite of festival-goers. NORTH Festival will run from October 13 to 27. Tickets available at northfestival.com.au