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Wingham Farmers Market, Wingham Baptist Church, Saturday March 2 from 8am. Black Head Bazaar, Wylie Breckenridge Park, Sunday March 3 from 8am. Hallidays Point Car Boot Sale, Hallidays Point Shopping Village, Sunday March 3 from 8am. Gloucester Farmers Market, Billabong Park, Saturday March 9 from 8am. Johns River Country Market, Johns River Community Hall, Saturday March 9 from 8am. Forster Town Park Market, Sunday March 10 from 8am. Forster Farmers Market, Little Street, Saturday March 16 from 8am. The Hub Markets, Wingham Showground, Saturday March 16 from 8am. Great Lakes Museum Market, Sunday March 17 from 9am. Krambach Market, Krambach Hall, Sunday March 17 from 8.30am. Tuncurry Market, John Wright Park, Saturday, Mach 23 from 8am. Old Bar Markets, Old Bar Reserve, Sunday March 24 from 8am. Nabiac Farmers Market, Nabiac Showground, Saturday March 30 from 8am. Pacific Palms Market, Pacific Palms Community Centre, Sunday March 31 from 8am.
Mountain Maid Heritage Gold Mine Tour
Every Wednesday and Saturday
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area is a precinct of natural beauty and colonial heritage near Gloucester. You can uncover its treasures on a guided tour. You'll be guided through Mountain Maid gold mining precinct hidden in the rainforest near the village of Copeland. Time 10am-12pm. Bookings essential, online only at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/mountain-maid-gold-mine-tour.
Located just off the Pacific Highway, 20 minutes north of Taree, Cattai Wetlands has been described as a 'hidden gem in our Valley'. Cattai is a beautiful coastal wetland that provides a sanctuary for over 180 different species of birds, kangaroos, wallabies and goannas. The wetlands are recognised as an international bird watching spot.
Gloucester Garden Club
Gloucester Garden Club will meet for the first time in 2024 at the Uniting Church Hall in Cowper Street, from 10 am. The topic for discussion, led by various experienced members of the club, will be "Taking the Mystery out of Home Composting and Mulching. Please bring your own plate and mug for morning tea, a plate of goodies to share if you are able, an entry for the flower and/or fruit and vegetable competitions, any items for the Trading Table or Show and Tell and questions for our gardening expert Mandy to answer.
Parkinson's Support Group
The Taree Parkinson's support group meet on the first Friday of the month at Taree Presbyterian Church hall, 76 Albert Street, Taree from 10am. We welcome all people with Parkinson's, their carer's, friends and supporters. The group meets for morning tea with a guest speaker and group discussion. For more information please contact Annette Cleveland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0427 437 459, Parkinson's NSW 1800 644 189 or Parkinson's nurse at John Hunter Hospital, Evelyn Collins phone 4985 5442.
Clean Up Australia Day - Gloucester
Gloucester Rotary and Interact Club will be hosting Clean Up Australia Day in Gloucester on Sunday March 3 to keep the town, parks, and sports grounds tidy and free of litter. Meet at Billabong Park near the stage, any time from 10am to sign up. Bring your kids, friends, grandparents - even your dog to this great community event. Clean up will be followed by a sausage sandwich, cold drink, and entertainment from Barrington local, Rattlesnake Willie. Text 0455 172 715 or email email@example.com for more details.
Barrington Public School's Brickfest is on again on March 3. Even bigger than last year with over 30 exhibitors and 90 tables of LEGO with brand new exhibits. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Club Taree Golden Oldies
The next Club Taree Golden Oldies luncheon will be held on Monday, March 4 at Club Taree, 121 Wingham Road, Taree. Doors open at 10am, with members to be seated by 10.45am for the organised entertainment, this month by singer/musician Heath. New members are always welcome, so anyone over the age of 50 years young and a member of Club Taree can join us for meal (at their own cost of $14) and enjoy a day out once a month. For more information, please contact president Judy Woods - 6550 0064; vice president Denise Karlson - 6551 0238; secretary Vicky Atkins - 0499 515 052; treasurer Virginia De Wright - 0448 569 127; publicity. Belinda Reeves - 0413 967 065.
International Women's Day morning tea
An invitation is extended to all interested persons to attend a morning team to celebrate International Women's Day hosted by Gloucester VIEW Club on Friday, March 8 at Gloucester Uniting Church Hall commencing at 10am. Cost $15pp (includes some delicious homemade goodies. Guest speaker Trudy Schultz, Upper Hunter Woman of the Year. The 2024 theme is "Count Her In". For catering purposes RSVP by March 5 to 0401 686 699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wallamba District Agricultural and Horticultural Show is having it's 111th annual show from 8.30am to 9.30pm at Nabiac Showground. Includes whip cracking displays and workshops, mighty mini mower racing and demolition derby, along with all the much-loved show events. Fireworks at 8pm.
Bush Poetry at the Saleyards
Bush Poetry is back again at the Gloucester Cattle Saleyards from 6pm-10pm. This annual event is sponsored by Gloucester Rotary. A great evening of edgy yarns of truth and fiction from the best bush poets in the business.
Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motorfest
Myall Park Sports Oval 8am-2pm. Present by the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motor Club, on show si a huge display of veteran, vintage and classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles. Live music, food and drinks available.
Hannam Vale Autumn Market
Enjoy a scenic country drive for a fun family day at Hannam Vale Recreation Reserve browsing more than 60 market stalls selling quality goods including locally grown fresh produce, pork, chicken and beef, home decor, gifts, garden items, art, timber carvings, jewellery, clothing and much more. Classic cars will be on show and live entertainment with Ellis 'Leroy' Gerrard singing "a bit of country and a bit of rock and roll". Face painting for the kid. Enjoy a cuppa and tasty treats from the Bush Cafe and the barbecue will be cooking up a storm with bacon and egg rolls and sausage sandwiches.
NSW Seniors Festival
MidCoast Council has a jam-packed program of events for the largest celebration for seniors in the southern hemisphere. Learn creative pursuits such as photography on phones, creating with colour pencils, macrame, watercolour painting, tye-dyeing, koala felting, pottery and collage art. Get physical with introductions to ballroom or jazz dancing, walking and chair yoga. Learn about koalas, bees and their biology, permaculture and becoming a dementia friend. Discuss philosophy, play b ngo, see a movie, or attend concerts. Most events are taking place at libraries across the Mid Coast. For more information and bookings visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/seniorsfest.
Wingham Showground. Gates open 6am daily. Enjoy the always popular country show events, displays, sideshows and rides. Includes Bulls and Broncs Rodeo on Saturday from 3pm, Demo Deby from 3pm on Sunday and three days of horse events.
Gloucester showground. for more information visit gloucestershow.weebly.com.
Art in the Vale
March 22, 23 and 24
Art exhibition at Hannam Vale Hall, 1205 Hannam Vale Road from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Entry to exhibition by gold coin donation. Official opening on Friday, March 22, 6.30pm to 8.30pm with Packer's Prize awarded at 7.30pm. Cost for official opening $10pp, includes light refreshments. Viewer's Choice Award presented 4.30pm Sunday.