What's On

The Salvage Spider

Friday 29 March - Saturday 30 November
9am to 5pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
E. FitzroyFallsVisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au

Come and meet our new addition to the Visitor Centre at Fitzroy Falls the Salvage Spider!
She is constructed entirely from materials destined for landfill using discarded soft toys and industrial offcuts.
Over 200 metres of web was handspun using teddy bear innards.
She weighs 17kg and took 8 hours to install her. She is a giant Orb Weaving Spider and they consume their webs and reuse the proteins to spin a new one.
Her message is about recycling, reducing and reusing.
Made by Byronny Anderson from One Off Makery and has been gifted to the FFVC.

Cadence - natural rhythm

Sunday 4 August - Sunday 22 September
10am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde, Mittagong
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Rhythm, pace, patterns. Cadence surrounds us and this new exhibition at Sturt has been inspired by it.

The curators have selected 15 artists for their innovative use of traditional mediums, crafting work that is fresh and original. These are artists working to their own beat, confident in their individual cadence – singing their own song to their own rhythm.

Through ceramics, furniture, jewellery, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and woodcarving, this exhibition focuses on individual artists and their practice - the path and tempo to which each artist creates, adding insight into their routine and method.

Artists include; Tania Rollond, Yvette Marie Tziallas, Lou Harriss, Chelsea Lemon, Roberto Gnecchi Ruscone, Virginia Sprague, Jane Frances Reilly, Julia Flanagan, China de la Vega, Penelope McManus, Phoebe Middleton, Imogen Keen, Cath Derksema, Lucy Turner, Bella Gnecchi Ruscone.

The exhibition opening will take place on Sunday 4 August at 11am.


2019 SPRING OPEN GARDENS

Sunday 1 September - Saturday 30 November
Various Locations
E. tourism@wsc.nsw.gov.au

2019 Spring Open Gardens Booklet!
 A wide range of Gardens open for inspection across the towns and villages from please download the booklet including the details calendars for what garden is open daily.

Elizabeth Young Home - In the Highlands

Friday 6 - Monday 30 September
10am - 4pm
Milk Factory Gallery - 33 Station Street Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

ELIZABETH YOUNG - "HOME - IN THE HIGHLANDS"

Elizabeth Young is an acclaimed Australian artist with a career spanning over thirty years. Experimenting with different mediums, tones, colours, styles and textures has led to her amazingly versatile range of artistic skills and passions.

The beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW where Elizabeth currently lives will be the main focus of the show.



Image - 'Lakeside - Lake Alexandra' - mixed media 57cm x 95cm

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Friday 13 - Sunday 22 September
2:00pm and 7:00pm
114/116 Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575
E. office@shyac.org.au

SHYAC (Southern Highlands Youth Arts Council) presents the C S Lewis classic tale, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which has been beautifully adapted and dramatised for the stage. Follow the journey of four children, evacuated from London during the Blitz. While exploring the Professor's house, Lucy stumbles across a wardrobe, a gateway to another world and the adventure begins. This unique play is performed by 33 talented Highland youths, includes stunning music,and will entertain the whole family.


Shows are as follows:

Friday 13th September at 7pm
Saturday 14th September at 7pm
Sunday 15th September at 2pm
Friday 20th September at 7pm
Saturday 21st September at 7pm
Sunday 22nd of September at 2pm

Children tickets from $15.00.


Aiden Wichard - A VIBRANT PERSPECTIVE - Exhibition

Saturday 14 September - Wednesday 30 October
10 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Pop Up Gallery 2 - Milk Factory Gallery 33 Station Street, Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

A Vibrant Perspective – A collection of recent works by Aidan Weichard, an alternate view on native flora and fauna of Australia. With bold colour palettes, exaggerated brush strokes and varied mediums, Aidan paints things close to home.
My work is influenced by Australian flora and fauna as well as our stunning landscapes. The working class animals of Australia are what I am drawn to time and time again, livestock and working dogs that shaped our nation are represented in many of my paintings. My own animals who I adore are a constant influence and reason why so many of my works depict animals.
I am inspired by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Adam Cullen, John Giese, Jessica Watts and Anthony Lister to name a few.

SERENDIPITY by WAYNE DAVIS FRIENDS

Thursday 19 - Tuesday 24 September
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Bowral Art Gallery. 1 Short Street, Bowral, NSW
E. exhibitions@bdasgallery.com

Wayne is a local artist and long standing tutor at Bowral Art Society.

This years exhibition of Wayne’s work includes watercolours, oils and pastels.
The exhibition also features works from his associates. They cover a whole range of genres and styles ranging from abstraction to naive.

A new childrens book will be unveiled together with illustrations of poetry by a Korean designer.
Musical duo ‘Donalaide” will perform popular ballads at the opening.

Opening & refreshments - Saturday 21 September, 2019 at 2:30pm.

MILITARY VEHICLE TOURS

Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 September
FROM 10AM ON REQUEST
PH. 0405 397 345

Military Vehicle Tours are a non-profit organization. We preserve historic vehicles which were built for WARS but now are used for LOVE and COMPASSION

Military Vehicle is about hope and grew from the dream of hope. Hope for the forgotten people of Vietnam. The Vietnam War 1962-75 was very costly in the human toll it took on the Vietnamese people. After US withdrawal, millions of Vietnamese refugees attempted to flee by boat. Vinh Tran’s sister was one of those refugees. Fast forward to the present, Vinh found a unique way to use the relics of war for a greater good. He would bring army jeeps to Australia to raise awareness and charity that helps war affected orphaned children in Vietnam, such as food, medical supplies and support.An exceptional opportunity to experience an unforgettable adventure with the iconic fully restored military vehicle.  

1. The Jeep is suitable for up to 4 passengers. Commonly referred to as a “jeep” or “quarter-ton”, it was produced from 1959 through 1982 and served in the Vietnam War.  

2.The Studebaker US6 (G630) suitable for larger groups, was a series of 2½-ton 6x6 and 5-ton 6x4 trucks manufactured by the Studebaker Corporation and REO Motor Car Company during World War II. 

CHOOSE A TOUR and  CLICK HERE to BOOK! 

5TH CHAPTER ESTATE OPEN GARDEN

Friday 20 - Monday 23 September
10am to 3pm
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. garden@fifthchapter.com.au

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate  enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens. 

 5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands.  

Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.

Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour. 

2019 Open Dates:
April - August (By Appointment Only) 

August - Friday 23 Daffodil Day

September - 14,15,20,21,22,23,28,29,30

October - 4,5,6,7,12,13

November - 9 and 10

Open Times: 10am - 3pm 

Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE. 

All proceeds donated to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. NO DOGS permitted.  

Email or call John for appointment. 

Wines produced by on the estate include Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Sauvingnon Blanc. 

Direction from Bowral: Travel along Kangaloon Road, cross over the Illawarra Hwy on Sheepwash Rd heading east. Take 1st right (Walkers Rd), then left into Walkers Lane (please note all unsealed roads).  

Keep going down lane then follow 5th Chapter signs.

Spring Reviver Escapes Awaken your energy

Friday 20 - Sunday 22 September
4pm
Bundanoon Lodge, 10 Elmswood Ct, Bundanoon
E. tanya@delzoactive.com

A weekend just for YOU to spring clean your body, mind and soul

Treat yourself to a weekend away from busy and into balance within the beautiful surrounds of the Southern Highlands. Our Weekend Escapes are about creating a welcoming space for you to move, connect and reset. We even offer you a glass of wine with dinner if you would like it! Everything is optional on YOUR weekend Escapes.

Spring is a great time to be creative and get rid of some of those layers we no longer need from the winter months, it's a fantastic time for rebirth & rejuvenation. This Escapes weekend will see us exploring some of the local area by bike, enjoying different fitness sessions, bringing it down a notch with some mindful movement & meditation, an amazing interactive musical night on Saturday and the tasty delights from our private caterer all weekend.

Maugers Paddock to Plate Tours

Saturday 21st of September
10.00am
"Laurel View", 5110 Illawarra Highway, Robertson NSW 2577
E. bookings@maugers.com.au

Journey with local farmer and butcher, John Mauger, to get a unique insight into Maugers Meats' grassfed beef and lamb operation.

Located at Maugers' pictureseque family farm, 'Laurel View', in Robertson, you will have the opportunity to learn from the source about every step of where your meat comes from.

The three hour tour includes a short presentation on Maugers' beef and lamb production, morning tea, farm tour, meat tasting (slow cooked Maugers' meat on a soft bread roll with our house made chutney or relish - a local speciality!) and butchery demonstration.

It's a rare thing these days to find a butcher shop that controls what happens to your meat before it turns up at the shop in a cardboard box. With a focus on the ethical treatment and handling of our animals and using traditional methods, we're sure you'll enjoy the Mauger's difference.

Don Walker Band

Saturday 21st of September
6.00pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclcticsounds.com.au

From Cold Chisel to Catfish to Tex, Don and Charlie to his solo work and many writing collaborations, these are the collected lyrics of Don Walker, one of Australia’s greatest songwriters.
On the back of the releasing the lyric book Songs on July 1, Don Walker and band will take it to the road in August and September 2019.
For over forty years he has written songs that capture what it is to be Australian. Collected here, for the first time, are lyrics from his extensive career: from ‘Khe Sanh’ to ‘Flame Trees’, ‘Looking Forward Looking Back to ‘Harry Was a Bad Bugger’, Walker’s words are poetic, moving and incisive. These words live on the page, with or without the memory of music.

Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra Concert Series 3 - Spring

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 September
Sat 7.30pm and Sunday 2.30pm
Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley St, Bowral 2576
PH. 0416 380 567

The Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its
Fifth Anniversary with a
Spectacular Musical Adventure.

John Williams is widely regarded as one of the greatest American composers of all time and has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in the history of cinema. His Phantom Menace which includes the notable “Duel of the Fates” and “Anakin’s Theme” will open the Series 3 concerts of the SHSO on the occasion of its fifth anniversary.
The pyrotechnics will continue with Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole featuring the amazing 15-year old Southern Highlands violinist Cedar-Rose Newman. Cedar-Rose is currently studying at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.
The majesty, energy, and lyricism of Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony” completes the program with an organ finale that suggests a compelling journey filled with adventure.
Come and share this journey of adventure with the SHSO.

Wombat Awareness

Saturday 21st of September
1pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
E. FitzroyFalls.VisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au

Come and join John from Wombat Care Bundanoon and learn all about the mysterious behaviours of the wonderful Bare nosed Wombats. Diet, where they live and habits. All shall be revealed through this fun and amusing factual information sharing session. Topics to be addressed include roadside rescue, general wildlife care, Wombat mange, facts and fiction and how we can all co- exist in this modern time.
Bring your questions and be prepared to see our Wombats in a new light!
Wonda Wombat shall be joining in to delight the children!
This is a FREE event, bookings Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270

Red Cow Farm Open Garden

Saturday 21 September - Sunday 24 May
10am - 4pm
7480 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
PH. 02 4868 1842

Red Cow Farm is a unique cool climate garden set on 2.5 hectares in the picturesque
rural village of Sutton Forest. This garden has been described as one of the best gardens in the world.
A rare beauty awaits your visit.
Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and groups, $4 children (4–14 years).
Car and coach parking available in lane way adjacent to garden.
Children must be supervised by adults, no animals, no picnic permitted, no public toilets.
Closed Christmas Day.

Bundanoon Earth Festival

Saturday 21st of September
9am to 3pm
Railway Avenue Bundanoon
E. secretary@bca.asn.au

Ten years ago, the small village of Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands became the world's first single-use plastic water bottled free town. Our business community committed to being socially responsible by refusing to sell what comes free from a tap, and Council came on board to support the village with the installation of free water refill stations throughout the village. At the time, this small act was revolutionary and we became world news even appearing on the front page of the New York Times. 10 years on, we are still making a difference and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our commitment as sustainable custodians of the environment, Bundanoon Earth Festival brings stalls, workshops, environmental displays, special activities for kids, food and music to celebrate. Bundanoon made a difference ten years ago, you can make a difference today.
Come to Bundanoon on September 21st and see how.


Unveil of Honour Board for World War II

Saturday 21st of September
2pm
Mechanic's Institute Hall, 65 Railway Parade, Wingello
E. secretary.wva@gmail.com

WINGELLO – HONOUR BOARD FOR WORLD WAR II.
Following the centenary of the Mechanic's Institute Hall, members of the Wingello Village Association responded when Keith Garbutt again made the request for an honour board.

The 107 people listed on the Honour Board include those either born in the village, those living in Wingello at time of enlistment and others who enlisted in Wingello. Included are older members of the community, some of whom served in WWI who again enlisted as members of the Defence Corps Voluntary Service to guard the home front.

A commemorative booklet has been compiled as a memento for the day.
The Honour Board will be unveiled at a commemorative service commencing at 2pm on Saturday 21st September with afternoon tea to follow. All welcome! For enquiries please email secretary.wva@gmail.com

Rugby World Cup and Craft Beer Lunch

Saturday 21st of September
12.00pm
89 Hoddle Street, Robertson
E. events@robertsonpublichouse.com.au

Presented by Malt and Shovel, the home of James Squire, we will take you on a beer tasting journey as you tuck into a meat inspired three course menu with matching beers and local Southern Highlands wine from 12.00 – 2.30pm. The event with be MC’d by Jeremy Wilshire with a panel of former wallabies including Tony Daly and Mark Hartill and will be followed by live World Cup matches on the big screen from 2.45pm starting with Australia vs Fiji.
Tickets are $100 per head and can be purchased via Eventbrite, enquiries contact events@robertsonpublichouse.com.au

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 21st of September
8.00am - 2.00pm
Uniting Church Grounds - Cnr Alice & Albert St Mittagong
PH. Sandra 0424 095 195

Mittagong Market promises to be the friendly, local, affordable and country market!
3rd & 5th Saturday each month 
(Please check dates in December and January)

All the things we are

Sunday 22nd of September
3pm
St John's Anglican Church, Hoddle St, Robertson
E. Kwilmott1@gmail.com

Choir Fundraising Concert with music by Purcell, Rutter, Rogers & Hammerstein and The Beatles.
Guest supporting artists.

SHORRCCC September Race Day

Sunday 22nd of September
9am to 4.30pm
Government Road, Yerrinbool
E. shorrccc1@gmail.com

Join the Southern Highlands Off Road R/C Car Club (SHORRCCC) for some electric 1/10th scale buggy and truck fun, Sunday 22 September 9am to 4.30pm at Yerrinbool Oval, Government Road, Yerrinbool.

Participants at SHORRCCC range from 3 years old to 80 years who travel near and far. The Club is often complimented for its family focus, great junior base, not so serious racing ethics and "country charm."

A significant benefit of radio controlled car racing is that it is all-inclusive. There is no advantage/disadvantage between genders, age and the movement impaired (to a limit). Whatever your driving skill level or whether you're a spectator or non-racer, everyone is welcome.

Want more info? Visit: https://www.facebook.com/SHORRCCC/

SUNDAY JAZZ SESSIONS

Sunday 22nd of September
2PM - 5PM
Cnr Kangaloon Road and David St, Bowral
E. events@bowralgolfclub.com.au

Johnny Mercer emerged as a symbol for a standard of excellence in songwriting, as in, "Yeah, I'm a good songwriter. I'm no Johnny Mercer, but I'm good.

Performances by Ben Jones, Peter Locks, Josh Morgan and David Seidel.
$15 per person. Bookings recommended.

Rainforest conservation

Sunday 22nd of September
1.30pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
PH. 02 4887 7270

Part of Biodiversity Month and Threatened Species Day activities held during September at Fitzroy Falls, Richard Scarborough from Illawarra Landcare shall be speaking about rainforest conservation. He has been working with landholders to protect and conserve the remaining remnants of rainforest species on their properties through seed collection and propagation.
Learn about the importance of conserving the biodiversity of species on your property and how this can have a positive effect for the future.
This is a FREE event, bookings Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270

Puppet Theatre for all ages

Sunday 22nd of September
11 am
Sutton Forest Village Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest NSW 2577
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

We present a family puppet show at Imagin Arta every Sunday at 11 am.
Coming to Imagin Arta is opening a portal into your imagination with quality performances from internationally acclaimed puppetry artists. Shows are generally around 40 minutes long and there is plenty to see and do at Imagin Arta.

Come a bit early to enjoy a free tea or coffee and play with our wonderful collection of puppets.
View the exhibition puppets including Albert the Magic Pudding, engage with the unique automaton or browse the specialist puppetry library.

Here's a recent entry to our visitors' book
"Thank you very much for keeping alive beautiful entertainment that is using imagination, interaction, joy - all without a computer screen!! We'll be back."

For the current program visit www.imaginarta.com.au

Tickets are Adults $15, Kids 2 years and up $11 and Groups of 4 or more $10.50 each - CASH OR CREDIT CARD AT THE DOOR.

Z For Giraffe Puppet Show

Sunday 22nd of September
11 am
7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
PH. 0438 218 217

Come and follow Zeraffa as she makes her extraordinary journey from Africa to Paris by river, sea and land. This beautiful adventure is based on the true story of one of Europe's first giraffes.

The show beautifully incorporates a number of puppetry styles including marionettes, hand puppets and shadow puppets. The puppeteers also interact as storytellers, actors and musicians.

Buy tickets at the door or online

https://www.imaginarta.com.au/whats-on/

Craigieburns Sunday Roast

Sunday 22nd of September
12.00 pm
43 Centennial Road Bowral NSW
E. rikki.buchan@peppers.com.au

Come along and enjoy a Sunday Roast in the warm surroundings of Peppers Craigieburn.

A mouth watering roast served with roast vegetables,
steamed greens roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, followed by
a selection of deserts to choose from.

BERRIMA SCHOOLYARD MARKET

Sunday 22nd of September
9.00am - 2.00pm
Berrima Public School, Oxley Street, Berrima
PH. 0424 090 520

A market not to be missed!
50 sassy stalls will delight you! There are children’s activities galore including a jumping castle and cars and a playground, we also have live music, and the Schools very special Stephanie Alexander “Kitchen Café” open. A fantastic market to buy great presents, useful items, fresh produce and other delicious food!
Stalls include hand made, artisan, jewellery, fashion, homewares and many delicious food stalls, fresh produce, home made jams, sauces, pies, sweets ,french cheeses, charcuterie and more. Fabulous hot food such as BBQ, Japanese pancakes, gozleme, Chinese, Danish and French meals all available to enjoy on site whilst listening to live music or watching the kids play.
For all the new activities and ideas to come stay posted here or like us o n Facebook!
Tell your friends, tell your family, we can't wait to have you!
NB: Phone contact for day of market only, all general correspondence to be emailed.
Regularly held on the Fourth Sunday but check the dates for December plus no January market.

HighlandsTV Film Makers Course

Monday 23rd of September
4:30pm - 6:30pm
98b Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0421 507 777

Learn to master film making with HighlandsTV's Cadetship Academy. We'll teach you camera work, editing, lighting and sound design, writing, producing and directing. Work with seasoned film makers in the area and guest teachers from further afield! We'll not only teach you the art of film making, but how to turn a profit as well by mastering business skills. Hands on, no nonsense, great fun film making - and only $15 per session! Don't miss out! Classes are limited to 20 students.

Go to www.highlandstv.net/cadets for more information or call 0421 507 777

Tap Classes for Adults

Monday 23rd of September
12 pm-1 pm
Kazcare Hall, 15 -17 Kirkham Road, Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
E. info@bonniecurtisprojects.com

Class information:
Weekly on Mondays - Classes run in 6 week blocks where we learn a series of steps and a dance routine.
Sept/Oct - Monday, September 23 to Monday, October 28, 2019
Nov/Dec - Monday, November 4 to Monday, December 9, 2019
Christmas Fun Classes - Monday, December 16 to Monday, December 23, 2019

Classes will resume January 2020. Date TBC.

Description: In this class, you will learn the foundations of tap technique. Improve your musicality and learn choreography to songs from famous musicals such as 42nd Street. This class is suited to people who have never taken a tap class or would like to refresh their tap-dancing skills.

Ticket Prices:
Earlybird (ends 2 weeks before start date): Adult $102 ($17 per class) / Concession $96 ($16 per class)
Normal Price: Adult $126 ($21 per class) / Concession $102 ($17 per class)

Bookings: Online at https://bonniecurtisprojects.com/shop/tap-danceclasses-for-adults-bowral

Creative Dance Classes for Adults

Monday 23rd of September
11 am - 12 pm
Kazcare Hall, 15 -17 Kirkham Road, Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
E. info@bonniecurtisprojects.com

Class information:
Weekly on Mondays

Description: Join award-winning choreographer Bonnie Curtis in our creative dance classes and together we will explore different movement and improvisation tools to discover the joy of dance and freedom in movement.

Our adult dance classes are suitable for adults of all ages and skill levels. It is a physically active class however, it is structured so you are able to move at your own pace and skill level.

Ticket Prices:
10 Class Pass: Adult $170 / Concession $160 (valid for 6 months from purchase date)
4 Class Pass: Adult $85 / Concession $69 (valid for 3 months from purchase date)
Casual Class: Adult $25 / Concession $20 (valid for 7 days from purchase date)

Click here for bookings 

Creative Dance media release: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19CKliNXzI16-HMV7Bh6v8KSebDUClUeh/view?usp=drivesdk

Milton Park Open Garden

Tuesday 24 September - Monday 7 October
9.30am - 4:00pm
Horderns Road, Bowral
PH. Wendy - 02 4861 1335

Visit the magnificent Milton Park Estate & enjoy the autumnal beauty of our seasonal gardens.
In spring of 1948 the garden was opened to the public for the first time.
This tradition has continued every spring up to present day. 
Today, considered by many to be the greatest garden in Australia, Milton Park includes about 10,000 trees, rare varieties of shrubs and plants, a forest of 5,000 Cypresses & Pines, more than 100 Maples, nearly 2,000 metres of Box hedging, 400 Rose Bushes, an Avenue of 40 Giant Elms and at every turn and vista, individual specimens of rarity, splendour and historic interest.
Admission Fees:  Per Adult: $8.00
Per Person by Coach $6.00 (8 people minimum)
Concession $6.00
Children 12 & under: Gold Coin Donation 
 All proceeds to Bowral District Hospital Auxiliary

 Garden Tours, Devonshire Teas, High Teas & Lunch will be available daily at the Hotel.
Bookings Essential with the hotel direct.

MOIDART OPEN GARDEN

Tuesday 24 September - Monday 7 October
10am-4pm
19-21 Eridge Park Rd, Burradoo
PH. 02 4861 2600

Moidart is a classic garden of 5 acres of rare and specimen plants.
Garden features include: Sunken rose garden, Terraces, Woodland Garden and Wholesale Nursery.
Picnic in the grounds and toilets available but no refreshments on-site.
Entry fee is $7.00 Adult & Concession (Groups over 20 people - $6.50pp paying in one transaction).

Chinoiserie Open Garden

Tuesday 24 September - Sunday 24 November
10am - 4.30pm
23 Webb Street, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 3003

Chinoiserie is renowned for it's collection of tree & herbaceous Peonies collected around the world from China, Japan, Europe & America. A colourful plant collectors garden set on 1.25 acres. Plantings consist of long herbaceous borders, potager, pond and stream garden, a large collection of Chinese, Japanese, European and American tree peonies which are the star attraction in
October and early November. 
2019 Spring Opening Dates: Tuesday 24th September till Sunday 24th November
Adults $7.00 
Concession & Groups $6pp
Dogs on leash permitted, and picnics allowed.
Coaches welcome please confirm with us first if you wish to bring a group to the garden.

Tulip Time

Tuesday 24 September - Monday 7 October
Opening Times for Festival Dates: 9am to 4pm Sun to Fri & 9am to 5pm on Saturdays (Last entry 30 min
Location: Corbett Gardens, Entry Gate: Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. tuliptime@wsc.nsw.gov.au

please NOTE
Corbett Gardens will be CLOSED BEFORE THE FESTIVAL on
Sunday 22 & Monday 23 September,
AND POST THE FESTIVAL ON Tuesday 8 October

During this closures days there will be NO ADMITTANCE to Corbett Gardens


Tulips are the stars of spring. 

Experience a kaleidoscope of tulips carpeting public gardens and premier private gardens during Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands.

The 90,000 mass-planted tulips nestled among blossoming mature trees in Corbett Gardens are the centrepiece of the Tulip Time Festival where there is daily live musical entertainment,
an array of market stalls and lots of photo opportunities.

Bowral is where the idea for the Mary Poppins character originated when the author,
P L Travers lived there during her teens. 

Celebrating 85 years since the first book was written, the magic of Mary Poppins will transform Corbett Gardens into a wonderland of colour, music and fun in 2019.
Join us for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure.

WINNER of the 2015 World Tulip Award.

This year in lieu of the Tulip Time Parade, to mark the arrival of Spring and Tulip Time, a Tulip Time Twilight Procession will be held on Tuesday 24 September. 

(For more information see listing under events).

Tulip Time Twilight Procession & Statue Turning

Tuesday 24th of September
5:30pm-7:30pm
Glebe Park to Corbett Gardens
PH. 02 4871 2888

Bring your lantern and join the 2019 Tulip Time Twilight Walk from 5.30pm on Tuesday 24 September starting in Glebe Park. 

Witness the first public turning of the Mary Poppins Birthplace Statue from East to West marking the Spring Equinox as the change of season and official start of our Tulip Time Festival. Then join the twilight community walk as part of a public "umbrella lantern parade" commencing at 6pm from Glebe Park to Corbett Gardens in the centre of Bowral where the gardens will be open to view. The Wingecarribee Shire Mayor and Year 6 primary school students will be special guests at the statue turning ceremony. 

Make your own umbrella lantern and join the fun! You just need a brightly coloured translucent umbrella or parasol, LED flashlights and rubber bands. Once participants arrive at the gardens they'll be able to join in the fun of a Mary Poppins themed carnival-style evening.

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Tuesday 24 September - Monday 7 October
10am to 4pm
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a one acre, cool-climate garden on Mt. Gibraltar.

The garden is wonderfully designed with much to inspire.

Highlights include: conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and beautiful perennial borders in Summer.

Open
Tuesday 24th September till Monday 7th October (during Tulip Time)

Admission
$8 per person - adults
$7 per person - seniors
Children are free but must be supervised

Dogs
Dogs are welcome - on leash only

Groups
Large groups are by appointment only

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available

Parking
On street parking only - please park responsibly

Evening art class

Tuesday 24th of September
6.00pm - 9.00pm
BDAS Studios 1 Short St Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Join us for three hours of creativity. What a great way to spend an evening! This class is suitable for beginning and continuing acrylic painters, drawers and pastel artists. Tracey will guide you through a series of art exercises until you gain confidence and choose to work on your own themes and styles.

HOME AND HEART

Thursday 26 September - Tuesday 15 October
10.00 AM - 4.OO PM
Milk Factory Gallery, 33 Station Street Bowral.
E. jennyfuscapaintings@bigpond.com

HEART & HOME - Jenny Fusca's 2019 Solo Exhibition is a exploration of the duality of flora from her garden and the bush surrounding her home. Jenny blends the soft, femininity of petals with the hard masculinity of Australian bushland.

MILITARY VEHICLE TOURS

Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 September
From 10am ON REQUEST
PH. 0405 397 345

Military Vehicle Tours are a non-profit organization. We preserve historic vehicles which were built for WARS but now are used for LOVE and COMPASSION

Military Vehicle is about hope and grew from the dream of hope. Hope for the forgotten people of Vietnam. The Vietnam War 1962-75 was very costly in the human toll it took on the Vietnamese people. After US withdrawal, millions of Vietnamese refugees attempted to flee by boat. Vinh Tran’s sister was one of those refugees. Fast forward to the present, Vinh found a unique way to use the relics of war for a greater good. He would bring army jeeps to Australia to raise awareness and charity that helps war affected orphaned children in Vietnam, such as food, medical supplies and support.An exceptional opportunity to experience an unforgettable adventure with the iconic fully restored military vehicle.

1. The Jeep is suitable for up to 4 passengers. Commonly referred to as a “jeep” or “quarter-ton”, it was produced from 1959 through 1982 and served in the Vietnam War. 

2.The Studebaker US6 (G630) suitable for larger groups, was a series of 2½-ton 6x6 and 5-ton 6x4 trucks manufactured by the Studebaker Corporation and REO Motor Car Company during World War II.

CHOOSE A TOUR and CLICK HERE to BOOK

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 26th of September
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.30pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.

Seafood Buffet

Thursday 26th of September
6pm
Mittagong RSL, Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

All your seafood favourites!

Every Thursday evening in September & October.

Open from 6pm - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at Club Reception (02) 4872 6700

View the full menu: https://mittagongrsl.com.au/dining/thursdaybuffet/

Drawing classes

Thursday 26th of September
1.30pm - 4.30 pm
Studio 3, BDAS studios, 1 Short St. Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Welcome to drawing class. This class suits absolute beginners who claim they can’t even draw a straight line! You’ll learn to see like an artist and so acquire the necessary skills. We explore materials, techniques, styles and methods. Tracey will guide you as you quickly gain confidence in your drawing ability.
This class is also very suitable for drawers with experience.

BOWRAL IN BLOOM

Friday 27th of September
7.00 PM
Bowral Golf Club, Kangaloon Road, Bowral
E. info@shbg.com.au

You are invited to Bowral in Bloom
A fundraising evening full of frivolity, fun and flowers, with fantastic frivolous fancies. Volunteer guests will participate in the speed floral art challenge, encouraged by the floral infused audience.
Proceeds from the evening will go towards the building appeal, which this year is focused on the education centre.
Dress: Floral
Cost: $125 pp including entry to floral art challenge
2 Course dinner, with Drinks and Canapes on arrival. Bar facilities, live music, silent auction, raffle
Book now

2019 Spring Market Fair - Bowral Uniting Church

Friday 27 - Saturday 28 September
8.00 am - 3.00 pm
Bowral Uniting Church, 26-28 Boolwey Street, Bowral opp. Coles)
E. celine.healy@iinet.net.au

The 2019 Spring Market Fair

Two Days of Country-Style Fare and Wares

A Magnificent Range of Home-Made Chutneys..

• Arts/CRAFT & Fabrics/Hand-made items
• CAKES/Jams/Home-Baked Goodies
• Quality Pre-Read BOOKS/DVDs/Bric-a-Brac
• Potted PLANTS - great variety
• BBQ Sausage Sizzle/Egg & Bacon Rolls
• DEVONSHIRE Teas/Coffees with Scrumptious
Freshly-Baked Scones, Jam & Cream
• LIGHT LUNCHES
• JUMPING CASTLE & Other Activities for Kids
…. And a Whole Lot More….
• DISPLAY inside the Church

When: Friday 27th and Sat. 28th Sept.
Both Days: 8.00 am – 3.00 pm
Where: Bowral Uniting Church (opp. Coles)

An Intimate Night with John Williamson

Friday 27th of September
6.30pm
Bradman Centre, St Jude Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4965 4911

Enjoy an evening of food, wine and entertainment with legendary Australian singer-songwriter John Williamson at the icon Bradman Museum.

As official charity partner for the 2019 Tulip Time Festival, all funds raised on the night will go towards helping kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs get a fair go in life.

We promise and unforgettable evening that's not to be missed, with only 130 tickets available. 
Be sure to purchase your tickets now.

What's Included:
Decadent 3 course meal.  Premium beverages including wine, beer & cider Q&A with John Williamson and an acoustic performance.

PCYC Gala Dinner

Friday 27th of September
7:00pm- Til Late
Peppers Craigieburn, Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576
E. kkeller@pcycnsw.org.au

PCYC Southern Highlands/ Wollondilly is hosting our first Police Ball. This evening will be in honour of Police Remembrance Day and to raise funds for the local PCYC's youth programs such as Fit for Life and Fit to Learn, which help many at risk youth and current young offenders get their lives back on the right track.
The evening will be filled with entertainment, dancing, drinking, live and silent auctions, tributes to the brave NSW police that serve our communities and first hand stories of how PCYC has helped change many young peoples lives within the local area.

Acrylic painting classes

Friday 27th of September
1.00pm - 4.00pm
BDAS studios, 1 Short St, Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This is a friendly class that suits beginning and continuing acrylic painters. Tracey will guide you through a series of painting exercises until you gain confidence and choose to work on your own themes and styles.

Macro Floral Painting Workshop

Saturday 28th of September
10.00am - 4.00pm
Studio 2, 1 Short St Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Create your own, beautiful, large-scale floral painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide beginner and intermediate artists through the steps to create your own art work.
Where: Studio 2, BDAS. 1 Short St., Bowral.
When: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Saturday 28 September 2019.
Cost: $130
Tutor: Tracey Miller - see more at www.traceymillerart.com
Contact: For enquiries and to enrol contact Tracey on
E: traceymillermail@gmail.com

2019 JOHN COPES WATERCOLOUR PRIZE Sponsored by Tim & Patricia Copes

Saturday 28 September - Monday 7 October
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Bowral Art Gallery. 1 Short Street, Bowral.
E. exhibitions@bdasgallery.com

The John Copes Prize has been sponsored by Tim & Patricia Copes in honour of Tim's father John since 1997.
It was established as a biennial after previously being a portrait prize.
Previous works have been of a very high standard and worth viewing.
This years Judge is Malcolm Carver. Come along and cast your Peoples Choice vote.

Fantasy Songs and Arias

Saturday 28th of September
14:30
51f Sunninghill Avenue Burradoo, NSW 2576
E. blushopera.sydney@gmail.com

Join Blush Opera for a special performance in the intimate performance the space, The Rose Room, in Burradoo. Hear favourite operatic arias and the premiere of the piano arrangement of "Fantasy Songs" by Paul Smith whilst seated in this unique Southern Highlands recital venue. This concert follows our sell out premiere at MAY SPACE gallery in Sydney in May.

To hear a short extract from the song cycle, head to our website - www.blushopera.com/fantasy-songs

Blush is very excited to once again collaborate with artist Mylyn Nguyen whose animations will be exhibited in the space during the performance. More details about Mylyn can be found at her gallery representation - www.mayspace.com.au/artists-essay/mylyn-nguyen
Artists:
Soprano - Ayako Ohtake
Soprano - Alice Girle
Mezzo - Jermaine Chau
Piano - Antonio Fernandez
Venue Details - www.theroseroom.com.au/current

Southern Highlands Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show

Saturday 28th of September
9am-2pm
Alexandra Room, Mittagong RSL Club, Bessemer St, Mittagong
PH. Bronwyn 0427 849 755

Annual Orchid and Plant Show of the Southern Highlands Orchid Society Inc. Come and view the many varieties of orchids that will be on display! There will also be orchids for sale. Experts and orchid enthusiasts will be on hand to provide information about the propagation and cultivation of orchids. Entry by gold coin donation.

Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish

Saturday 28th of September
1.30pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls NSW
PH. 02 48877270

Felicity Sturgiss, Senior Land Services Officer will enlighten you about Australia's most critically endangered
crayfish. Listed in 2011, this spiny cray is one of over 50 remarkable Euastacus species many of which are also endangered. The decline of these enigmatic shredders signals a critical time for intervention. With a changing
climate variable at best, Local Land Services and DPI Fisheries are building species resilience by working with landholders to protect habitat, reinstating vital cooling riparian vegetation, acting to reduce competition and predation from invasive species and to undertake essential new surveys and research. Local community stewardship of these iconic freshwater emblems is a key element in securing the future of the Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish. This is a FREE event bookings at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 48877270

Grigoryan Brothers - Past Present and Future

Saturday 28th of September
7:30pm - 9pm
Mittagong Playhouse,114 Main St, Mittagong
E. roob@ozemail.com.au

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and the ability to draw emotion from every note, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists. While it is their individual and combined artistry that brings the music alive, they are forever grateful to the composers and arrangers who have provided the framework for their performances.

For this performance, Slava and Leonard are honouring those Past, Present and Future who have provided the fuel for their fire.

Past: Favourite works from their back catalogue of recordings – from Bach to Towner, from Tchaikovsky to Lovelady.

Present: Their own compositions and arrangements including a selection from the soundtrack to the movie ‘A Boy Called Sailboat’ which they wrote and recorded.

Future: Works from their next recording project - to be released in late 2019 - of Handel keyboard suites masterfully arranged for them by their father Edward.

The Southern Highlander

Saturday 28th of September
NSW RAIL MUSEUM SPECIAL EVENT
PH. 1300 11 55 99

Experience the golden era of rail travel on this very special heritage train service from Sydney to Bowral (or Moss Vale) and return for Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands.

Join the NSW Rail Museum for this special heritage train trip to the Southern Highlands for Tulip Time, featuring the Southern Hemisphere's largest operating steam engine, Beyer-Garratt 6029. Travel in your choice of three classes - Standard, Premier or Lounge.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

Tangled Up In Bob - Dave Debs Bob Dylan Tribute

Saturday 28th of September
6.00pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Since forming in 2010 TANGLED UP IN BOB have gained nationwide acclaim for their faithful, yet fresh interprations of the songs of Bob Dylan from his massively influential 1962-1976 albums.
Dylan classics including Like A Rolling Stone, Hurricane, Maggie’s Farm and Tangled Up in Blue are performed among many great Dylan gems in a compelling 2 hour show that also includes a solo interlude with The Times they Are A’Changing. Song To Woody, Blowing in the Wind and others.
Tangled Up In Bob is the brainchild of Southern Highlands based singer/songwriter Dave Debs and has featured a rotating roster of some of Australia’s finest live musicians such as Tim Gaze (Tamam Shud, Rose Tattoo), late great co-founder Chris Bailey (The Angels, Gangajang), Mike Gubb (Mental As Anything, Crowded House), Clare O’mera (Bushwackers), Dan Rumour (The Cruel Sea) and legendary multi instrumentalist George Washingmachine.

Spotted-tailed Quolls

Saturday 28th of September
11am
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
PH. 02 4887 7270

James Dawson is the Senior Team Leader of the Ecosystems and Threatened Species Team for the Biodiversity
Division and Conservation in DPIE in Wollongong. James coordinates the State wide recovery program for the Spotted tailed Quoll in NSW and leads the conservation project at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and Budderoo National Park. NSW Saving our Species is undertaking survey, monitoring and management actions at 4 priority management sites across NSW to investigate the status and conservation needs of these important populations.
James will discuss findings from the ongoing camera trap monitoring, including observations of Quoll movement, range and population turnover as well as actions that landholders and neighbours to the National Park in this area can take to help the continued presence of this spectacular animal.
This is a FREE event, bookings Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270

ATKINSON-PRICE JOADJA CHALLENGE CUP

Saturday 28th of September
11:00 to 17:00
DAVID WOOD PLAYING FIELDS, BOARDMAN ROAD, EAST BOWRAL
E. chairman@hsa.org.au

The oldest football trophy in Australia dating back to 1887. In 2019, the original contestants for the Cup, Highlands and Granville Associations will revive the challenge as an ongoing annual event.

11:00 U15 Moss Vale SC v Granville Waratahs FC
12:30 AAW Moss Vale SC v Rydalmere Lions FC
2:30 Atkinson-Price (Joadja) Challenge Cup: AAM Marulan FC v Auburn FC

http://www.granvillesoccer.com.au/premier-league/atkinson-price-challenge-cup/

2019 Spring at Zen Oasis

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 September
10am - 4pm
230 Medway Road, Medway
E. info@zen-oasis.com

The 2019 Spring at Zen Oasis Festival is on the way!
This Festival will proceed on the weekend of  the 28-29 September, and 5-6 October
from 10am to 4pm, with free garden entry.
Welcome to join us for fun family activities and art creation.
The yummy mum’s food is never to be missed at Zen Oasis.
The Berrima Public School will join us to celebrate too.
The Restaurant will operate as normal.

Retford Park Open Garden

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 September
10AM-4PM
Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 1933

James Fairfax AC has always believed that Retford Park should be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations, particularly those of the local district. On 19th April 2016 and in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr. Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia (NSW). It was in August 2017 that the National Trust officially took control of the property. Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wander through. As you venture up the driveway the grand Victorian Italianate homestead appears from a towering arboretum of a magnificent collection of evergreen and deciduous trees, some very rare and unique. Surrounding the eastern side of the homestead is a patchwork of hedged gardens showcasing everything from a detailed knot garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures demanding centre stage and even a friendly family of four emus Open Gardens:

The gardens are open to the public on the first weekend of each month. Light refreshments are available but you are more than welcome to bring a picnic as there are many idyllic spots to claim for a lazy lunchtime. 

Cost:  
• Adults - $15   
• Concession - $10 
• Family - $35 
 • National Trust members - FREE   

House Tours:

Tours of the main house are available on the February, May and August open weekends (and some extra ones are occasionally added to keep up with the demand). Bookings are essential – to ensure you don’t miss out on these tours, email Retford Park and ask to be included on their email list or keep an eye on their website - www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/retford-park/ 

Please note: Retford Park also has a strong Calendar of Events

Photograph provided from and credited to Tim Mooney

5TH CHAPTER OPEN GARDEN

Saturday 28 - Monday 30 September
10AM TO 3PM*
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. info@fifthchapter.com.au

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens.

 5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands. Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.
Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour.
2019 Open Dates
April - August (By Appointment Only)
September - 28, 29, 30
October - 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13
November - 9 and 10
 Open Times: 10am - 3pm
 Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE.
All proceeds donated to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research NO DOGS permitted.
Wines produced by on the estate include Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Sauvingnon Blanc.
Direction from Bowral: Travel along Kangaloon Road, cross over the Illawarra Hwy on Sheepwash Rd heading east. Take 1st right (Walkers Rd), then left into Walkers Lane (please note all unsealed roads).
Keep going down lane then follow 5th Chapter signs.

Artists talk - Rachel Wood Ceramics

Saturday 28th of September
10.30am to 11.30am
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

International artist in Residence, Rachel Wood, will give an artists talk in Sturt Gallery on Saturday 28 September, prior to the opening of her new exhibition on Sunday 29 September. Join us for an intimate chat and get real insight in to the mind and processes of a very special artist.

Rachel Wood is a multi-award winning ceramic artist based in the rural midlands of England. Rachel has exhibited her work widely including exhibitions in not just England but also Germany, the Netherlands, France, Brussels and Italy.

Australian Haydn Ensemble presents Handel Delirious Love

Saturday 28th of September
3pm
Burrawang School of Arts: 33-35 Hoddle St, Burrawang NSW 2577
E. info@australianhaydn.com.au

Sara Macliver - Soprano
Benjamin Bayl - Guest Director and Harpsichord
Skye McIntosh - Artistic Director

One of Australia’s most loved and acclaimed sopranos, Sara Macliver and Australian-born International conductor and harpsichord director Benjamin Bayl join the Australian Haydn Ensemble for a stunning program of Handel and Scarlatti.

The program centres around the theme of the Delirium of Love. Handel’s cantata Il Delirio Amoroso was written during Handel’s time in Italy and was first performed in 1707. It features a virtuosic soprano line that is beautifully balanced by solo writing for oboe, recorder and cello. Il Delirio is beautifully contrasted by Silete Venti, one of Handel’s most transcendent motets which traverses the boundaries of divine and mortal love.

The program also features Handel’s beautiful and tragic love aria from Alcina 'Tornami a vagheggiar’ along with two powerful concerto grossi - the first by Avison, after Domenico Scarlatti, and another by Alessandro Scarlatti.


MOSS VALE COMMUNITY MARKET

Saturday 28th of September
8am-1pm
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
PH. Show Society Office: 4868 1869


Moss Vale Community Market brings the community together with a classic flea market for those seeking vintage and collectable items, a home produce market with jams, preserves, baked goods, plus seasonal fruit and vegetables, and a local makers market for creators and artists across the Southern Highlands.
Come by for affordable, delicious and unique items in a friendly atmosphere at the historic
Moss Vale Showgrounds. 
Please note: Check the dates for December (no market January)

Day on the Paddock

Saturday 28th of September
1pm
209 Old Wingello Road Tallong
E. beer@wyadrabrewing.com.au

We offer our Micro Brewery for others to enjoy.

We can only entertain 30 people,
Booking through the website, be early!
Hope to see you here
John and Kate

Long-nosed Potoroos Conservation in the Southern Highlands

Sunday 29th of September
1.30pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd, Fitzroy Falls
E. FitzroyFalls.VisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au

Melinda Norton NPWS has been involved in actively and monitoring the population of Long-nosed Potoroos in Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and Budderoo National Park in the Southern Highlands.Both study areas are important conservation reserves for this important species, with a large gap (300 km) to the next known viable population on the mid-north coast of NSW. Predation by foxes as well as fragmentation due to fires and/ or land clearing are believed to be the key threats they are facing across the species range.An ongoing fox control program began in Barren Grounds in 2005 and has since been expanded to include cat control and encompass Budderoo NP. Both predator and Potoroo numbers have been monitored over time and the results used to feed into management ( including fire) of these reserves.
This is a FREE event bookings Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270

Sentient - Ceramics by Rachel Wood

Sunday 29 September - Sunday 17 November
10am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde, Mittagong
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

The natural landscape of the Southern Highlands inspires a stunning new exhibition of ceramic vessels by international artist in residence, Rachel Wood.

In awe and overwhelmed by the Australian bush on her first residency at Sturt Craft Centre in 2013, English ceramicist, Rachel Wood, has returned to Sturt this year to make new work on site specially for her solo exhibition, Sentient, to be presented in Sturt’s own gallery.

Rachel Wood is known for her expressive, visceral, calm and considered vessels, each brought to life with lively and complex surfaces. The unique personal touch of human spirit and physicality of the core material are key to Rachel's practical and intellectual ethos. Every fingerprint, tool mark, rip and join, trace the journey of her making with clay, just as every footstep in the Australian bush of the Southern Highlands infuses the images and feelings in her head and heart.

Zackerbilks at Highlands Golf Club

Sunday 29th of September
12.30 till 3.30
Highlands Golf Club Old Hume Highway Mittagong
E. mary.armstrong09@gmail.com

THE SYDNEY JAZZ PROUDLY PRESENTS 'THE ZACKERBILKS'

Dressed to impress, this dapper six-piece group will have your toes tapping as they play
a mix of trad to modern jazz with a vintage twist. Join them on a high-energy musical
journey from the turn of the century to the 1940’s.

Tickets $15 at door. Bookings not required,

For more information call Leonie on 0415 559 521 or Mary on 0411 325 200

Piano Recital Daniel Herscovitch

Sunday 29th of September
2.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral 2576
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

Daniel Herscovitch is one of Australia's leading concert pianists. His program on Sunday 29 September features one of the great Sonatas by Franz Schubert. Also on the program are works by Haydn, Hindermith, Chopin and Schumann. Admission $30/$25

CHURCH IN THE PARK

Sunday 29th of September
11AM
Glebe Park, Bowral Street, Bowral
E. jackie@c3destinychurch.com

Church in the Park is a FREE Community event.
Guest Speaker Nicola Gibb will share her story.
Live Music, Sausage Sizzle, great coffee, inspirational and fun for the whole family.
All you need to bring is your picnic blanket and chairs.
A great way to start your day!

Elvis An American Trilogy

Sunday 29th of September
3pm
Mittagong RSL, Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 6700

Starring Vic Trevino Jnr, Ben Thompson and Justin Shandor

Due to overwhelming demand, Elvis an American Trilogy, the show that embodies the essence of The King, is back in Australia this September. Three of the world’s leading Elvis performers will take the audience on a spellbinding journey through the many eras of The King, a 20th century icon and one of the world’s most recognisable figures.

Don’t miss the ultimate Elvis experience!

The SOUL MOVERS in Concert

Sunday 29th of September
3pm
Lion Rampant Hotel, 75 Main Street Mittagong
E. brewsters.mittagong@gmail.com

THE SOUL MOVERS led by charismatic front woman Lizzie Mack, and Hall Of Fame inductee Murray Cook (ex-Red Wiggle) will be performing at the Lion Rampant Hotel in Mittagong on Sunday 29th September. From modern Soul to old-school rhythm & blues, and retro rock 'n' roll alongside original power ballads.
The Soul Movers have returned from playing shows from LA to NYC at the same time recording a sizzling new album - BONA FIDE! - at many of the legendary studios of the South: Sun & Royal Studios in Memphis and Fame and Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama 

Supported by local band "Bald & the Beautiful" and additional local artists to be confirmed.

Craigieburns Sunday Roast

Sunday 29th of September
12.00 pm
43 Centennial Road Bowral NSW
E. rikki.buchan@peppers.com.au

Come along and enjoy a Sunday Roast in the warm surroundings of Peppers Craigieburn.

A mouth watering roast served with roast vegetables,
steamed greens roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, followed by
a selection of deserts to choose from.

Puppet Theatre for all ages

Sunday 29th of September
11 am
Sutton Forest Village Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest NSW 2577
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

We present a family puppet show at Imagin Arta every Sunday at 11 am.
Coming to Imagin Arta is opening a portal into your imagination with quality performances from internationally acclaimed puppetry artists. Shows are generally around 40 minutes long and there is plenty to see and do at Imagin Arta.

Come a bit early to enjoy a free tea or coffee and play with our wonderful collection of puppets.
View the exhibition puppets including Albert the Magic Pudding, engage with the unique automaton or browse the specialist puppetry library.

Here's a recent entry to our visitors' book
"Thank you very much for keeping alive beautiful entertainment that is using imagination, interaction, joy - all without a computer screen!! We'll be back."

For the current program visit www.imaginarta.com.au

Tickets are Adults $15, Kids 2 years and up $11 and Groups of 4 or more $10.50 each - CASH OR CREDIT CARD AT THE DOOR.

Puppet Pandemonium

Sunday 29th of September
11 am
Sutton forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest NSW 2577
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

Kay Yasugi brings all kinds of puppet friends for an exciting show and tell! Each puppet has a story and they each need your help! Select audience members have the chance to help operate the puppets and play a musical instrument or two - an interactive and engaging show from start to finish.

Come and participate in this fun and captivating show for all ages!

PCYC School Holidays

Monday 30 September - Friday 11 October
9am - 4pm
PCYC, 6 Hawkins Drive, Mittagong
PH. 02 4868 5200

PCYC SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 
Need something for the kids to do during the school holidays? PCYC Southern Highlands offers short workshops during the holidays catering to all kids!
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL  - BOOK ONLINE
Creative Kids voucher can be used for any three days of the program.


Tap Classes for Adults

Monday 30th of September
12 pm-1 pm
Kazcare Hall, 15 -17 Kirkham Road, Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
E. info@bonniecurtisprojects.com

Class information:
Weekly on Mondays - Classes run in 6 week blocks where we learn a series of steps and a dance routine.
Sept/Oct - Monday, September 23 to Monday, October 28, 2019
Nov/Dec - Monday, November 4 to Monday, December 9, 2019
Christmas Fun Classes - Monday, December 16 to Monday, December 23, 2019

Classes will resume January 2020. Date TBC.

Description: In this class, you will learn the foundations of tap technique. Improve your musicality and learn choreography to songs from famous musicals such as 42nd Street. This class is suited to people who have never taken a tap class or would like to refresh their tap-dancing skills.

Ticket Prices:
Earlybird (ends 2 weeks before start date): Adult $102 ($17 per class) / Concession $96 ($16 per class)
Normal Price: Adult $126 ($21 per class) / Concession $102 ($17 per class)

Bookings: Online at https://bonniecurtisprojects.com/shop/tap-danceclasses-for-adults-bowral

HighlandsTV Film Makers Course

Monday 30th of September
4:30pm - 6:30pm
98b Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0421 507 777

Learn to master film making with HighlandsTV's Cadetship Academy. We'll teach you camera work, editing, lighting and sound design, writing, producing and directing. Work with seasoned film makers in the area and guest teachers from further afield! We'll not only teach you the art of film making, but how to turn a profit as well by mastering business skills. Hands on, no nonsense, great fun film making - and only $15 per session! Don't miss out! Classes are limited to 20 students.

Go to www.highlandstv.net/cadets for more information or call 0421 507 777

Creative Dance Classes for Adults

Monday 30th of September
11 am - 12 pm
Kazcare Hall, 15 -17 Kirkham Road, Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
E. info@bonniecurtisprojects.com

Class information:
Weekly on Mondays

Description: Join award-winning choreographer Bonnie Curtis in our creative dance classes and together we will explore different movement and improvisation tools to discover the joy of dance and freedom in movement.

Our adult dance classes are suitable for adults of all ages and skill levels. It is a physically active class however, it is structured so you are able to move at your own pace and skill level.

Ticket Prices:
10 Class Pass: Adult $170 / Concession $160 (valid for 6 months from purchase date)
4 Class Pass: Adult $85 / Concession $69 (valid for 3 months from purchase date)
Casual Class: Adult $25 / Concession $20 (valid for 7 days from purchase date)

Click here for bookings 

Creative Dance media release: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19CKliNXzI16-HMV7Bh6v8KSebDUClUeh/view?usp=drivesdk

OPTUS CINEMA NIGHT MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Wednesday 2nd of October
6.00PM
Corbett Gardens, Bendooley St, Bowral
E. tuliptime@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Bring a rug and enjoy a family night out under the stars amongst the tulips in Corbett Gardens.
A range of food will be available to purchase.
Drawn from the book Mary Poppins Comes Back, the film set in 1930's London, features the magical nanny Mary Poppins, who returns to help the Banks family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Prices are Adults $8, Children 5 - 12 years $5, Family (2 adults + 2 children 5 - 12 yrs ) $22
Tickets available through Trybooking

ALL PROCEEDS TO VARIETY

ADFAS lecture Venice Canaletto and his rivals lecturer Anthony Russell

Wednesday 2nd of October
10:30am & repeated at 6:00pm
The Ballroom, Annesley Westwood Drive, Bowral
E. kirstiegraham00@gmail.com

This lecture reveals a heady mixture of ‘superstar’ painter, immensely rich patrons on the move and a city whose modern face hides behind a romantic mask. Canaletto’s visions of Venice, Rome and London, both real and imagined, are magical paintings by an Italian artist greatly influenced by the taste of British 19th century ‘grand tourists’. These views depict a serene dreamland and have always been highly prized

Morning lecture at 10:30am
Evening lecture at 6:00pm
Guests welcome. 

Admission $25
Students free
Join us for tea/coffee and a sandwich afterwards

Kaz Kids - Kaz Magic Class

Wednesday 2nd of October
9.30am-3pm
15-17 Kirkham Rd, Bowral NSW 2576

This is a one day Magic workshop with tricks from the Discover Magic course. This course will include a variety of magic tricks highlighting various aspects of magic. The course includes all materials and your child gets to take home secret magic folders and specially designed magic tricks.


The Magic workshop has now been running for over 2 years, with no workshop the same. So even if your child has attended one of our classes, they will not be disappointed.

Indigenous Wall Art

Thursday 3rd of October
9.30am - 3.00pm
15-17 Kirkham Road, Bowral

Learn about our own Koori culture in the Southern Highlands in an engaging hands-on indigenous weaving workshop.

In this workshop kids will spend the day creating and coil weaving their very own Indigenous wall-art using a range of different raffias. 

All wall-art will go home with their makers after a day of cultural creating. 

Book online


Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 3rd of October
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.30pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.

Seafood Buffet

Thursday 3rd of October
6pm
Mittagong RSL, Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

All your seafood favourites!

Every Thursday evening in September & October.

Open from 6pm - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at Club Reception (02) 4872 6700

View the full menu: https://mittagongrsl.com.au/dining/thursdaybuffet/

5TH CHAPTER ESTATE OPEN GARDEN

Friday 4 - Monday 7 October
10am - 3pm
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. garden@fifthchapter.com.au

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens.
 5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands. Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.
Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour.
2019 Open Dates
April - August (By Appointment Only)
October - 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13  
November - 9 and 10 
 Open Times: 10am - 3pm 
 Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE.
All proceeds donated to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research NO DOGS permitted. 

Wines produced by on the estate include Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Sauvingnon Blanc.

Direction from Bowral: Travel along Kangaloon Road, cross over the Illawarra Hwy on Sheepwash Rd heading east. Take 1st right (Walkers Rd), then left into Walkers Lane (please note all unsealed roads). 
Keep going down lane then follow 5th Chapter signs.

Peter Byrne Forever Diamond

Friday 4th of October
8pm
Mittagong RSL, Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

Direct from a Sold Out National Tour we now have the pleasure in inviting you to come and relive the magical hits of superstar Neil Diamond in a two hour concert spectacular – back by popular demand!

Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and Grammy Award Winner Neil Diamond is a phenomenon who gives truly special shows that legions of fans return to see again and again. A style that transcends music fads by consistently touching people of all ages and interests. The magical interaction Diamond has on stage with an audience is legendary, breaking records wherever he performs.

This is your opportunity to experience that same spontaneous display of energy with the superb talents of Internationally Renowned Peter Byrne and his Award Winning International Production Forever Diamond, a show performing Neil Diamond’s greatest hits spanning over three decades, in an uncanny portrayal that has to be seen to be believed.

The Bowral Cup

Friday 4th of October
10am - 4pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St bowral
E. kathleen@bradannii.com.au

A fundraiser event to raise money for the Bradannii project to help those with disabilities. A fun day with Bowls, Darts and snooker. All welcome

Wild Harvest Feast

Saturday 5th of October
5pm - 10pm
Wingecarribee River, Southern Highlands
E. hello@highlandharvestfeasts.com

Join Firedoor’s Lennox Hastie for Five Course

WILD HARVEST FEAST

at WILDfest 2019

Join Guest Chef Lennox Hastie of two-hatted Firedoor fame for this year’s five course Wild Harvest Feast on Saturday 5 October 2019 in New South Wales’ picturesque Southern Highlands. And with Hastie at the helm, expect more than a feast cooked with fire, this is a dinner where he guests get front seats to watch all the action. 

Lennox Hastie is fascinated by fire; his dedication and uncompromising approach has established Firedoor as an exciting eating experience unlike anything else in town. Cooking with fire has earnt Hastie a coveted two SMH Hats at his latest Sydney establishment so when asked to come two hours south of Sydney, to a remote property at the end of a single dirt track and create magic with fire, he did not hesitate as this is where Hastie really shines….out in nature where it’s all about the wood, the air, the coals and the art of making the ingredient the hero when mixed with his unusual blend of fire and finesse.

This will be a feast to remember of local farmed and freshly foraged wild harvest produce.

Heralded as the signature food event of this year’s annual WILDfest Nature Festival and now a regular fixture of the Highland Harvest Feast series, the Wild Harvest Feast celebrates Spring Equinox, a new season, a time for rebirth and of new life. So too in 2019 WILDfest has evolved with a new program format, refreshed logo and the festival now offers events over the entire month of October.

Hosted on a breathtaking location on the banks of the Southern Highlands’ Wingecarribee River, each course of the Wild Harvest Feast will be matched with award-winning cool-climate Southern Highlands wines and guests will enjoy surprise acoustic musical performances. And in true WILDfest style its Top Hat and Tails for the men and Tiaras and Gloves for the ladies, all supplied at the venue. 

A marriage of fire, food and theatre, this year’s Wild Harvest Feast is a must-do experience for foodies and wine lovers alike.

Due to the remote location, transfers will be organised for guests from key locations in Berrima, Bowral and Moss Vale. There are also glamping packages available to stay on site.

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019   

Time: 5pm to 10pm

Location: Wingecarribee River, Southern Highlands

Price: $375 per person including five course meal, beverages and transfers

Numbers limited

https://www.wildfest.com.au/annualfestival/

Wild Spirit Challenge

Saturday 5 - Monday 7 October
9am-5pm
Kangaroo Valley
E. info@wildfest.com.au

This is a 3 day, 2 night epic mini water voyage for both the experienced or inexperienced adventurer alike. Expect to navigate some of the best flat water canoeing locations in the state as you explore the Upper Shoalhaven Gorge and Bundanoon Creek Arms of Lake Yarrunga with certified guide Travis Frenay of Paddle & Portage Canoes. You will see Kangaroo Valley and the Shoalhaven in a completely new way.

Explore water only accessible sites such as private beaches, an old convict road, caverns, the sunken gumtree forest and sleep overnight at stunning national park locations only the locals know.

Package cost for entire trip is $950 & includes: tents, all camping equipment, food, canoes, 2 qualified and remote medic trained guides.

Only 12 spots available. Invest in yourself, meet like-minded people and take the challenge – the only thing you need is lots of spirit.

Wildside Adventure Race

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 October
6 am
Kangaroo Valley Showground Moss Vale Road Kangaroo Valley, NSW 2577
E. info@fullyradadventures.com.au

The WILDSIDE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS EDITION will take racers to wild spaces far from the coast. In teams of 4 or 2 you will be thrust into the forests and gorges of the NSW south coast navigating through spaces rarely visited, encountering challenges, as you traverse demanding landscapes in all weather conditions, day and night. This is adventure racing - you - immersed in the outdoors and focused on right now - no phone, no email, no work intray. Teams will have up to 36hrs to complete the journey, navigating from checkpoint to checkpoint by foot, mountain bike and kayak. If you have been searching for that next big challenge or for an adventure that will create memories that will last a lifetime then the WILDSIDE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS EDITION is your event.

2019 Spring at Zen Oasis

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 October
10am - 4pm
230 Medway Road, Medway
E. info@zen-oasis.com

The 2019 Spring at Zen Oasis Festival is on the way!
This Festival will proceed on the weekend of
the 28-29 September, and 5-6 October from 10am to 4pm,
with free garden entry.
Welcome to join us for fun family activities and art creation.
The yummy mum’s food is never to be missed at Zen Oasis.
The Berrima Public School will join us to celebrate too.
The Restaurant will operate as normal.

Free Music in the Vines

Saturday 5th of October
1-4pm
110 Joadja Road Berrima NSW 2575
E. greatwine@joadjaestate.com.au

The Southern Highlands very own rock band! This show features three members – Angus Murray, Ben Murray and Samuel Wilson – dazzling us with their superb renditions of all your favourites. Not to be missed!

Picnic among the vines with enjoying wood-fired pizzas and cheese platters plus free wine tastings all day.
Fun for young and old. No bookings required. For more information visit www.joadjaestate.com.au.

*Please note this is not a BYO event. Also, while we are dog lovers, we do not allow pets to attend these events.

Retford Park Open Garden

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 October
10AM-3PM
Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral
E. spollock@nationaltrust.com.au

James Fairfax AC has always believed that Retford Park should be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations, particularly those of the local district. On 19th April 2016 and in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr. Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia (NSW). It was in August 2017 that the National Trust officially took control of the property. Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wander through. As you venture up the driveway the grand Victorian Italianate homestead appears from a towering arboretum of a magnificent collection of evergreen and deciduous trees, some very rare and unique. Surrounding the eastern side of the homestead is a patchwork of hedged gardens showcasing everything from a detailed knot garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures demanding centre stage and even a friendly family of four emus Open Gardens:

The gardens are open to the public on the first weekend of each month. Light refreshments are available but you are more than welcome to bring a picnic as there are many idyllic spots to claim for a lazy lunchtime.

Cost:
• Adults - $15
• Concession - $10
• Family - $35 
 • National Trust members - FREE 

House Tours:

Tours of the main house are available on the February, May and August open weekends (and some extra ones are occasionally added to keep up with the demand). Bookings are essential – to ensure you don’t miss out on these tours, email Retford Park and ask to be included on their email list or keep an eye on their website - https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/retford-park/ .

Please note: Retford Park also has a strong Calendar of Events

Photograph provided from and credited to Tim Mooney

THE 2019 SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 October
10:00am - 6:00pm
Bradman Oval, St Jude Street, Bowral
E. festival@southernhighlandsfoodandwine.com.au

The Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival is on again this October long weekend (10am-6pm Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October at Bradman Oval, Bowral). 

With over 70 stalls featuring the regions finest food, wine, produce and spirits along with live music and local chef cooking demonstrations it is certainly a top way to taste the region. 
Be sure to add this to your diary! 
Online tickets will be available soon and more information will be on the website over the coming months.
Tickets now on sale 

Open Garden - The Secret Garden Wildes Meadow

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 October
10.00 am till 4.00 pm
51 Blencowes Lane, Wildes Meadow, NSW
E. kathy@thesecretgarden.events

The Secret Garden is a hidden treasure nestled in the beautiful rural surrounds of Wildes Meadow.
What started out as a ½ acre garden around a house has gradually expanded over the last 25 years to take up the entire 5-acre property.
It is a quintessential large Australian country garden with several garden rooms, of both formal and informal styles.

There is the fountain garden, a memorial garden, a Birch walk and a Rose garden. It also features large expanses of lush green lawn, a cherry blossom walk, banks of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, a gazebo overlooking an ornamental lake, a 20-meter long wisteria covered arbour, natural woodland, several quaint bridges spanning several small creeks and probably the best display of alpine phlox in the district.

Further features of the garden are an extensive kitchen garden, a cutting garden full of seasonal flowers and an orchard.


Entry: Adults - $10 
Children Under 16 accompanied by an adult - Free

SPRINGETTS STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN

Saturday 5th of October
11am-12pm
Springett's Arcade, 37 Wingecarribee Street, Bowral
E. management@springettsarcade.com.au

Children aged 5 -12 are invited to enjoy an hour with award-winning authors of more than 10 hilarious books for children Kate and Jol Temple, who will read books, talk about the creative process and even show how it's done with some hilarious interactive activities. Kate and Jol will focus on their books - Captain Jimmy Cook, the Alice Toolie series, Room on our Rock and Are you my Bottom.All proceeds from the event go to Rare Cancers Australia, a charity whose purpose is to improve awareness, support and treatment of Australians with rare and less common (RLC) cancers and a resident of Springett’s Arcade.Kate and Jol Temple’s books are available to purchase on-the-day and author signing available. Book your tickets now on www.springettsarcade.com.au/whats-happening/

COLO VALE MONTHLY MARKET

Saturday 5th of October
9.00AM to 1.30PM
28 Railway Avenue, Colo Vale
E. merylg@tpg.com.au

A friendly monthly village market with a variety of stalls including fresh produce, home crafts and delicious home cooked food along with a great BBQ menu and coffee truck. Held at the Community Hall and surrounding grounds directly opposite the historic Railway Station.
Different themed events for that added extra.

(No January Market)

Exeter Markets

Saturday 5th of October
9.00am - 1.30pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. Jill 0419 808 022


A country market with a vibrant community of over 40 sellers, producers and makers in one of the most beautiful settings in the Southern Highlands. This indoor and outdoor market has something for everyone from plants, pates, preserves and pastries to handcrafted homewares, fashion, jewellery and pre-loved wares. There is ample parking, plus a children's playground for young ones to get active.
1st Saturday of each month.  Check website for January.

Creativity Basics Workshop

Sunday 6th of October
9.30am - 3.30pm
The Workshoproom @ The Shac, 74-76 Hoddle Street, Robertson
E. hello@boothandco.com.au

Busy Life?
Take time out – you deserve it
Spend a day with us. Enjoy drawing, collage and watercolour tuition in beautiful surrounds, with great food, coffee and in good company. We will provide everything – you just need to bring your digital camera or phone. You take home a booth&co. art starter kit of goodies, your finished work ready for framing, great ideas to move forward with and excellent memories. You will learn just how creative you can be!
Cost? $195.00 per person
When? Sunday 6 October 2019
Time? 9.30am – 3.30pm
Where?
The Workshoproom @ The Shac, Shop 7/74 Hoddle Street, Robertson
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BFKTQ
Got a question? Email us at hello@boothandco.com.au – we are happy to help.

Puppet Pandemonium

Sunday 6th of October
11 am
Sutton forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest NSW 2577
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

Kay Yasugi brings all kinds of puppet friends for an exciting show and tell! Each puppet has a story and they each need your help! Select audience members have the chance to help operate the puppets and play a musical instrument or two - an interactive and engaging show from start to finish.

Come and participate in this fun and captivating show for all ages!