What's On

Red Cow Farm - Open Garden

Saturday 17 September - Sunday 21 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.

FOUR WORDS PROJECT

Sunday 1 January - Sunday 31 December
ALL DAY
Ward Lane, Mittagong
E. wardlaneart@gmail.com

community art from mittagong, for the world!
Be surprised by a new street art project in Mittagong; Meander down Ward Lane and you’ll discover four largescale quotes on a lane wall. Ward Lane Art Precinct organisers have embarked on a new community-minded project: Four Words. In 2017. Writers and residents of the Southern Highlands share their favourite four lines: either from a poem, a song, a novel, a film, a great speech, or even by a loved one - any words which inspired them and in turn can inspire the community. The experience is a meeting of minds in a creative and non-commercial way, touching passersby with significant messages, because 'hope begets hope'!

Alumni - selected graduates of the Sturt School for Wood 1985-2005

Sunday 19 February - Sunday 2 April
10am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde Mittagong 2575
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

The Sturt School for Wood was established in 1985 as an intensive training place for aspiring fine furniture makers and designers. Over 30 years later the school has built a national and international reputation offering an unrivalled course taught by some of the best fine furniture makers and teachers working in Australia and overseas. For the first time, this exhibition will invite back a selection of graduates from the early years of the school to display their current work and making philosophy.
Artists include; Alex Springall, Blair Ossendryver, Chris Wilford, Geoff Tonkin, Jeff Freeman, John Gallagher, Laura McCusker, Mark Lenny, Nick Statham, Paul Nicholson, Roy Schack, Stuart Faulkner, Stuart Pinkerton and Warwick Wright.
The exhibition opening during Sturt’s Tools & Techniques Weekend will take place on Sunday 19 February at 11am. The exhibition will be opened by special guest Linda Nathan, Editor Australian Wood Review.

AUTUMN OPEN GARDENS 2017

Wednesday 1 March - Wednesday 31 May
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
PH. 02 4871 2888

For a list of gardens open this Autumn please view Garden Calendar pdf below.

Art By Marguerite

Saturday 18 - Friday 31 March
2pm
302 - 306 Bong Bong St, Bowral
E. hamish@shotbyhamish.com

Join us for drinks with the artist Sat 18th March at 2pm.
The Intangible;
A series of abstract /action paintings, using inks and high flow mediums. These works were inspired by crystals and my personal emotive responses.
The Painted Ladies;
A Series of beautiful impressionistic and colouristic portrayals of the female form.
Inspired largely by Life Drawing Sessions at Ten Thousand Paces.
Bio;
I am an evolving and diverse Artist who loves to explore both the traditional art making methods as well as the new and contemporary. I enjoy using all mediums equally either as mixed media or individually.I enjoy working intuitively and allowing the artwork to guide me.
My application, my portrayal, my understanding of the theme and subject matter is a direct and personal response from my heart, my soul.

Wine Makers Dinner and Working Tour

Friday 24th of March
SHW, Oldbury Road, Moss Vale NSW 2577
PH. 4868 2300

4 Course dinner including wine match with each course $80 per person.
Enjoy seeing the back of house whilst Eddy Rossi will explain the wine making processes and why there is a difference in producing cool climate wines before enjoying dinner in the cellar. Our Executive Chef Emilio Broso and Eddy have created a unique menu and wine match for you to enjoy. Limited spaces available and bookings are essential and the evening starts at 6.30pm. To reserve please email juan@shw.com.au . For more information and menu please go to www.shw.com.au/special-events
For Bookings please contact Juan Corradi

International Festival

Friday 24th of March
5pm-7pm
St Paul's International College, 463 Argyle St, Moss Vale, 2577
PH. 02 4868 2211

Come and experience a multicultural community in the Southern Highlands.
There will be food and culture from all over the world.

International Festival

Friday 24th of March
5pm-7pm
St Pauls International College, 463 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
PH. 02 4868 2211

Come and experience a multicultural community in the Southern Highlands. Enjoy food and culture from around the globe.

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Concert II

Friday 24th of March
7.00pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. contact@bamf.org.au

Four of Australia's finest singers of international fame: Jane Sheldon (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Opera), Anna Fraser (Song Company, Pinchgut Opera), David Greco (Opera Chicago, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) and Andrew Goodwin (La Scala Milan, Bolshoi Opera), sing a delicious selection of duets, trios. and quartets. Siro Battaglin (repetiteur with Opera Australia) and Phillip Shovk (prize winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition) will join the singers playing four hands on one piano for Brahms' beautiful Liebeslieder Waltzes Op 52.
Tickets available on line (www.bowralautumnmusicfestival.org.au) or from Destination Southern Highlands/The Bookshop Bowral/Ten Thousand Paces (Springetts Arcade, Bowral)
$45/$35/$10 (under 18). Festival Pass $250/$200

Bowral Autumn Music Festival

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 March
St Jude's Anglican Church, 38 Bendooley St, Bowral 2576
E. contact@bamf.org.au

In the heart of the Southern Highlands, the Bowral Autumn Music Festival has established itself as one of the highlights of the year.
Our Artistic Director, Myee Clohessy, has invited an exceptional line up of performers for 2017 offering something for chamber music lovers of all tastes. Glorious music by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms will delight along with beautiful new works by Australian composers Ross Edwards, Sally Whitwell, Ann Carr- Boyd, Dan Walker, Percy Grainger and Nicholas Vines.
The acclaimed Acacia Quartet will be at the core of the Festival and will be joined by eight world-class performers; David Griffiths, Phillip Shovk, Jane Sheldon, Anna Fraser, Andrew Goodwin, David Greco, Robert Ampt. There will also be an exhilarating concert especially for families by the award-winning percussion group TaikOz and two new Rising Stars concerts featuring young Australian talent aiming to inspire our younger generation.

BOWRAL AUTUMN MUSIC FESTIVAL - RISING STARS 1

Friday 24th of March
4.00 PM
St Jude's Church, Bendooley St, Bowral
E. contact@bamf.org.au

With organist Peter Taurian, 15 yrs and trombonist Kye Milne, 16 yrs playing the music of Johnann Sebastian Bach - Sonata for organ and trombone, Nicholas Vines - Psalm for dolo trombone and Alexandre Guilmant - Morceau Symphonique Op 88. Presenting two young rising stars with their recital of chamber music for organ and trombone. These talented young men are sure to inspire your own children and grandchildren, so bring them along.

Kevin Johnson - The man and his music

Friday 24th of March
7:30pm
Mittagong Playhouse, 114-116 Main Street, Mittagong, NSW 2575
E. a4bees@gmail.com

Kevin Johnson - The man and his music - a unique evening of his popular hits with additional discussion of the life and music of this iconic Australian singer/songwriter. Support from the Highlands' own talented young singer/songwriter, Angus Murray.
Concession Tickets from $69.00 Booking fees additional.

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Concert I Reception

Friday 24th of March
1.00pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. contact@bamf.org.au

The 2017 Bowral Autumn Music Festival which runs from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 March, opens with Ensemble in Residence, Acacia Quartet and the superb solo clarinetist David Griffiths (from Ensemble Liaison and the Australia Ensemble) playing one the most loved chamber works of all time, Mozart's Clarinet Quintet together with Haydn's joyful first Lobkowitz string quartet and Edwards' distinctive Yanada for solo clarinet.
Tickets available on line (www.bowralautumnmusicfestival.org.au) or from Destination Southern Highlands/The Bookshop Bowral/Ten Thousand Paces (Springetts Arcade, Bowral)
$40/$30/$10 (under 18). Festival Pass $250/$200
*The ticket price includes a glass of sparkling wine with cake at the reception in the foyer after this concert.

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Concert III

Saturday 25th of March
2.00pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. contact@bamf.org.au

Don't miss this unique chance to hear Australia's internationally acclaimed Japanese drumming ensemble perform here in Bowral. These tour de force musicians train with breathtaking precision and play with a passion that is contagious. This concert is one the whole family will love. You might even get a chance to join them on stage....
Tickets available on line (www.bowralautumnmusicfestival.org.au) or from Destination Southern Highlands/The Bookshop Bowral/Ten Thousand Paces (Springetts Arcade, Bowral)
$45/$35/$10 (under 18). Festival Pass $250/$200

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Concert IV

Saturday 25th of March
5.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. contact@bamf.org.au

Hear Acacia Quartet's Australian Premier of the unknown Raphael String Quartet prior to their invitation to perform and record this work in Berlin. They will be joined in the second half by prize winning pianist Phillip Shovk (Lisbon Vianna da Motta and Tchaikovsky Competition) for Brahms' monumental Piano Quintet in F Minor.
*Become a BAMF Society Members to attend the special post-concert reception with the Festival Artists! For more information and application form contact Allan Beavis on 02 4857 4021.
Tickets available on line (www.bowralautumnmusicfestival.org.au) or from Destination Southern Highlands/The Bookshop Bowral/Ten Thousand Paces (Springetts Arcade, Bowral)
$45/$35/$10 (under 18). Festival Pass $250/$200

The Soiree at the Mill Cafe

Saturday 25th of March
The Mill Cafe, Bundaroo Street Bowral
PH. 0414 616 105

The evening will commence with canapes and a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink. Guests will then go on to enjoy a two-course meal and exceptional dancing by students of the A&L Academy.
Group tables available upon request and for bookings of more than 8 guests.
Limited seats
$68.00pp
BYO

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Organ Recital

Saturday 25th of March
11.00am
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. contact@bamf.org.au

Sydney Town Hall's resident organist Robert Ampt presents a marvellous recital of grand works including the magnificent Adagio and Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor and some of Robert Ampt's own compositions.
Tickets available on line (www.bowralautumnmusicfestival.org.au) or from Destination Southern Highlands/The Bookshop Bowral/Ten Thousand Paces (Springetts Arcade, Bowral)
$40/$30/$10 (under 18). Festival Pass $250/$200
*Pre-ordered Boxed Lunches available following the Recital. Purchase tickets as above.

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Rising Stars II

Saturday 25th of March
9.30am
Mittagong Playhouse, Bowral Road, Mittagong
E. contact@bamf.org.au

Talented violinist Cedar-Rose Newman has been studying with Prof. Markov since October while pianist Joshua Han has already won 1st Prize at the Aarhus International Competition in Denmark delighting audiences with his astounding playing. There is nothing quite as inspiring as hearing young musicians play with such passion and dedication.
Tickets available on line (www.bowralautumnmusicfestival.org.au) or from Destination Southern Highlands/The Bookshop Bowral/Ten Thousand Paces (Springetts Arcade, Bowral)
$15/$5 (under 18). Festival Pass $250/$200

Ghost Hunt of Old Berrima Courthouse

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 March
8pm - Midnight
Argyle St, Berrima
E. appighosthunts@gmail.com

Join APPI for this 4 hour event, where we will take you to through this historic precinct, tell you some stories, and then we will search to see if we can make contact with any of the spirits who may still remain.
​Using our technical equipment plus some spiritual methods, this is a great night out - and even better, a great weekend away!

A Grand Day Out - To the Manor Born tour Southern Highlands

Saturday 25th of March
8:30am - 4.30pm
Departs Southern Highlands
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

The epitome of the Southern Highlands.
A scenic drive south from Bowral via country back roads and lush rolling fields will lead us to the beautiful village of Bundanoon. Here we will visit NSW’s largest national park and breathe in the freshness of the vistas that rival the Blue Mountains whilst being served refreshments in true A Grand Day Out style.
We will visit Red Cow Farm, a magnificent 6 acre garden, described as one of the best in the world. Originally created from a cow paddock, it now rivals Monet’s Giverny.
Travelling to Mittagong you will sample wines from two of the Southern Highlands wine districts most awarded boutique wineries, rich in European style winemaking traditions.
Continuing on A Grand Day Out in the Southern Highlands, enjoy high tea at one of the grandest estates in the Highlands, the luxurious Milton Park where you can also stroll through the picturesque grounds.

Large Scale Macro Floral Painting Workshop

Saturday 25th of March
10 am - 4.00 pm
Studio 1, Bowral and District Art society, 1 Short St., Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Join us for a creative day in the studio and make a beautiful, large-scale floral painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide you through the steps to create your own art work. beginners are welcome.
Which materials to bring:
A canvas at least 50 x 50 cms and 4cms deep (or larger if you like!)
Acrylic paints, brushes, water container, masking tape, paint palette, cloth. Lunch and drink. Please wear old clothes and an apron. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Bring an image of a flower that you would like to paint. Print one a ¼ and another a ½ of an A4 page size.
You are welcome to email me a copy of your selected flower and I can advise you on which paint colours to purchase.
Cost $100.00

PERENNIAL HILL - OPEN GARDEN

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 March
10AM TO 4:30PM (LAST ENTRY 4PM)
1 NERO ST, MITTAGONG
E. perennialhill@gmail.com

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a magical 1 acre garden situated on Mt. Gibraltar, Mittagong.

The garden has been extensively landscaped with many rare and exotic plants for both experienced gardeners and novices alike to enjoy.

Highlights include the Rockery garden, Mixed Borders, French Parterre, Poplar Hurdles and beautiful dry-stone walls throughout the garden.

You'll find there's so much to see at Perennial Hill, whichever season you choose to visit.

We also host regular garden workshops- see our website for more details.

Garden Size: 1 acre
Admission: 8 p.p ($7 Seniors)
Garden clubs: Welcome (Prior arrangement preferred)
Children: 16 years and under free
Toilets: Available.
Parking: On-street parking and Coaches Welcome

Claude Hay - Love No More

Saturday 25th of March
6.30pm
Bowral Bowling Club. 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Hailing from the Blue Mountains near Sydney, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty‐shaking funk, all delivered with slide guitar chops to burn and a vocal range to match. Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate Do‐It‐ Yourself musician – initially forging his live sound on the back of looping technology which allowed him to create a band vibe without the band. This approach has seen this fiercely independent artist build an audience for his music globally with the release of three award‐winning home‐made
albums. His fourth album "Roller Coaster" was released September 2016.
Tickets $25 via Bowral Bowling Club or
http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/claude-hay-love-no-more/92954

Moss Vale Farmers and Flea Market

Saturday 25th of March
8am - 1pm
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Hwy, Moss Vale

Buy fresh local produce straight off the farmer’s truck and shop for other gourmet goodies before heading
down to the flea market for a good rummage!  
This new, combined event brings together farmers, artisan food producers and up market designers and traders at the farmers’ market, while dealers and private sellers converge around the old wooden kiosk with a mixture of trash and treasure at the Highland’s largest communal garage sale! 
Perfect for foodies and time poor treasure hunters! 
 The markets are held rain, hail or shine and there’s ample on-site parking, great coffee, egg and bacon rolls and other treats to eat for a morning made in heaven! 


SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS NIGHT MARKETS

Saturday 25th of March
5.00 PM - 9.00 PM
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. admin@beestingevents.net

Southern Highland Night Market is the NEW, EXCITING, Family and friends social event. Bring the kids and all your friends so you can enjoy the food, entertainment and specialty stalls! It will be a night you wished never had to end!  A place to enjoy high quality – freshly cooked food, as well as unique locally made food and craft products while enjoying entertainment for all ages.

Southern Highlands Night Market has been created to showcase the Southern Highlands, offering a vibrant Night Market for local community and visitors to enjoy.
Showcasing handpicked, high quality, mostly local products as well as freshly cooked food and local produce with fantastic entertainment creating a place full of ambience and atmosphere to be enjoyed by friends and family.

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Festival Service

Sunday 26th of March
10.00am
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. contact@bamf.org.au

Join Rev. Stephen Fifer for this special Festival Service in the beautiful St Jude's Church. Featuring local singers and instrumentalists performing Mozart’s “Missa Brevis” (K 275) and Mozart’s “Dixit Dominus” from “Vesparae solennes de confessore”

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Concert V

Sunday 26th of March
2.00pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. contact@bamf.org.au

The 2017 festival closes with three glorious string quartets by Schubert, Beethoven and multi-award winning Australian composer Sally Whitwell. Written especially for Acacia Quartet, 'Face to the Sun' is a charming work based on the Australian native flowers Banksia, Boronia, Everlasting Daisy and Gumnut.
Tickets available on line (www.bowralautumnmusicfestival.org.au) or from Destination Southern Highlands/The Bookshop Bowral/Ten Thousand Paces (Springetts Arcade, Bowral)
$45/$35/$10 (under 18). Festival Pass $250/$200

Wirrimbirra Sanctuary - Reptile Day

Sunday 26th of March
10.00am - 3.00pm
Wirrimbirra Sanctuary, 3105 Remembrance Drive, Bargo 2574
PH. 02 4684 1112

Entry Fees: $5 per person, $15 per family (2A+2C)
Reptile shows presented by Australian Wildlife Displays and the Macarthur Herpetological Society and Crocodile Encounters. Look, listen and learn about our fascinating wildlife with a live reptile display – the chance for young and not-so-young to see and touch these wonderful animals. Enjoy a coffee, snack, meal or BBQ at the White Waratah Café

A Grand Day Out - Seaside Lures - Mollymook and Milton

Sunday 26th of March
8:30am - 5pm
Departs Southern Highlands
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

A very special day visiting cream of the crop, award winning venues in these unique and picturesque coastal villages. The relaxing elegance of Cupitt’s Winery must be seen and tasted, to be believed. Wine tasting in the 1850’s stone creamery cellar door with stunning views over the vineyards will transport you to Tuscany.
A short stroll through the village of Milton follows before arriving at the wondrous St Isidore (the patron saint of farmers, peasants, and day labourers). One of only two hatted restaurants in the area, chef Alex Delly as retained this award for the 2nd year running using his ingenious creativity coupled with fresh produce from his surrounding paddocks. Here Alex and his professional team will spoil you with a 3 course meal and matching wines.
After lunch we head to the coast for a bit of dolphin spotting before heading home.

Portrait Painting Mixed Media Workshop

Sunday 26th of March
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Studio 1, Bowral and District Art Society, 1 Short St., Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Join us for this one day portrait making experience in Bowral. Experiment with materials and techniques. This workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate artists. Tracey will guide you to achieve your portrait image. All materials are supplied. Cost $120. For inquiries and to enroll contact Tracey

Sunday YOGA Indulgence

Sunday 26th of March
10am - 4pm
100-118 GREVILLEA PLACE, COLO VALE, NSW 2575
E. thevalestudio@outlook.com

Do you wish that yoga class could go on for longer, want a bit more relaxation, meditation or restorative practice? Or would you like to explore a new style with a different teacher?
On the last Sunday of every month, from 10am to 4 pm, The Vale Studio's Sunday Yoga Indulgence offers you all of the above with nourishing refreshments, guest teachers and the opportunity to share your yoga practice in the peace and tranquility of The Vale's sandstone woodland and open pastures.
Join in as much or as little as you like, take time out on your own for a walk or even a relaxing sauna.
March Guest Teachers joining Anne Saloyedoff are Lisa Grimshaw and Melinda Sutcliffe,
check out the website for more info. 

Berrima Schoolyard Markets

Sunday 26th of March
9am - 2pm
BERRIMA PUBLIC SCHOOL, OXLEY STREET, BERRIMA
PH. 0488 004 421

A market not to be missed!
Little did the shackled convicts labouring on the Old Well at Berrima School realise the significance of such a worthy edifice. Today the Well is a conduit for big market ideas, intriguing stalls, old and new wares, fresh produce, live music, children’s entertainment and a vibrant buzz of people. Just like the Old Well that irrigated the township, so flows the energy from new management that will whet your appetite to come back for more!
Please note phone contact for day of market only, all general correspondence to be emailed.

Quest for Life - Parkinsons program

Monday 27 - Friday 31 March
4pm start and 4pm finish
Quest for Life Centre, 13-33 Ellsmore Road, Bundanoon NSW 2578
PH. 1300 941 488

A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease impacts profoundly into our lives and the lives of those who love us. Our Quest for Life - Parkinson's program is for people seeking ways to actively contribute to their own healing and sense of wellbeing. Our next program runs from 27-31 March.
On this program, you learn how to
- optimise health and wellbeing
- understand yourself and Parkinson's disease more deeply
- practical tools for managing moods and expressing difficult emotions
- embrace your challenges in a more positive way
- help yourself to find your own best answers
- understand the positive impact of meditation and mindfulness on your brain and your life.
Partners and loved ones are encouraged to attend. Call 1300 941 488 and talk to Mary-Jane or Jess.

Open Morning at Oxley College Kindergarten

Wednesday 29th of March
10.30am - 12.30pm
11- 29 Railway Road, Burradoo NSW 2576
E. office@oxley.nsw.edu.au

We are inviting prospective families to an Open Morning at the Oxley College Kindergarten classes on Wednesday 29 March from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Bookings are essential.
Please contact office@oxley.nsw.edu.au  
All welcome!

CONVICTION Parramatta Female Factory c1802-1821 RIOT DAY A Fork Talk event

Thursday 30th of March
12 noon
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, Berrima
E. suzanned@acenet.com.au

Please accept our invitation to a National Trust Event in aid of Harper's Mansion - A Fork & Talk.
Our Guest Speaker is Gay Hendriksen, who has worked as an art and history curator, writer, educator and director in the museum and gallery environment for over 25 years researching and interpreting cultural, local and family histories. She has specialised in women's history within Australian cultural heritage.
For cost and booking form go to our website. RSVP by Friday 24th March, for catering purposes.
 Please indicate any allergies.
Afterwards, Harper's Mansion will be open for those wishing to view the Mansion and garden.

Trivia at the Moss Vale Golf Club

Thursday 30th of March
6:30pm
38 Arthur Street Moss Vale 2577
E. media@mossvalegolfclub.com.au

Thursday night is QUIZ NIGHT, our bistro is open for dinner at 6:00pm with trivia starting from 6:30pm.
Bring your friends and family for a fun filled evening.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 30th of March
3pm - 6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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.

A Life in Art-Janet Venn-Brown

Friday 31st of March
5pm
81 Southey St, Mittagong
E. icotil@gmail.com

Award-winning journalist Dr Peter Manning has written a fascinating study of the life and work of Janet Venn-Brown, the Australian artist who lived and worked in Italy for many years. As well as exploring Janet's long and fascinating life he has assembled a wonderful collection of Janet's paintings for his beautifully produced book.
You are invited to hear Peter and Janet (now 92) discussing the book at my home.
Refreshments served after the talk.
Everyone welcome.
Chris Tilley

Brigadoon 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Friday 31 March - Sunday 2 April
07.00pm
2 Anzac Parade, Bundanoon
PH. 02 48836068

Relax in our stylish dining with a four course dinner and entertainment $75 per person bookings essential please call 02 4883 6068. Out of the highlands mist emerges Brigadoon, the Bundanoon Highland Gathering. With 20 Pipe Bands, Highland games, the Tartan Warriors, dancers, and clan representatives this is the largest event of its kind in Australia. Visit http://www.brigadoon.org.au/ for information on Brigadoon.

Pipe The Haggis Gala Dinner at The Bundanoon Guest House

Saturday 1st of April
7pm
101 Railway Avenue, Bundanoon
E. info@bundanoonguesthouse.com.au

Come and join us to celebrate Brigadoon turning 40.
There will be a 4-course Scottish inspired dinner prepared by local chef Eon Waugh.
Piping of the Haggis.
Entertainment by Ross Hamilton.
Bookings essential, phone 02-4883 6372

Bundanoon Highland Gathering - Brigadoon

Saturday 1st of April
St Parade 9:15am - Opening Ceremony 10:15am - Closing Ceremony 4pm
PH. 02 4883 7471

Brigadoon 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the highland gathering in Bundanoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Out of the highlands mist emerges Brigadoon, the Bundanoon Highland Gathering,
with 20 Pipe Bands, highland games, the Tartan Warriors, dancers, stalls and clan representatives,
this is the largest event of its kind in Australia.

Ticket Prices For 2017

$20 for Adults
$50 for Families (2A + 2C)
$10 for Children (5-17yrs)
$18 for Concession (Only for holder of Aged Pension Cards)

Tickets can also be pre-purchased:
GROUP & COACH TICKETS
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

More Information Can Be Found Here & Here

Lead UP Festival Events
Burns Supper - 25 January 2017 at 7pm - Bundanoon Memorial Hall
Book Launch - 25 January 2017 at 7pm - Bundanoon Memorial Hall
Photography Competition/Exhibition - 3 to 29 March 2017 - Weekdays - Wingecarribee Shire Council Civic Centre
Music at 10 - 11 March 2017 at 10am - Bundanoon Memorial Hall
Scottish Concert - 12 March 2017 at 2pm - Bundanoon Memorial Hall
Portrait Competition/Exhibition - Daily from 22 March to 1 April 2017 - Bundanoon Motel
Unveiling the Bundanoon Stone - 25 March 2017 at 10:30am - Main Street, Bundanoon
Historical Display - Each morning from 25 to 26 March 2017 - History Shed in Bundanoon
St James Choir Concert - 25 March 2017 at 2pm - Bundanoon Memorial Hall
Bundanoon Markets - Each morning of 3 & 19 March 2017 - Bundanoon Memorial Hall
Arts Bundanoon Concert - The afternoon of 2 April 2017 at the Bundanoon Church

Full Details can be found at HERE

Where are They Now

Saturday 1 - Sunday 30 April
10 am - 5pm
Milk Factory Gallery - 33 Station Street Bowral
PH. 0419 617 187

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? - An exhibition of mixed works from women artists who have exhibited at the Milk Factory Gallery since it opened. Over 30 artists featuring one major work each including paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture. Artists include: Felicia Aroney, Fiona Craig, Ann Morton, Annie Holcombe, Conchita Carambano, Dana Dion, Doreen Shaw, Pamela Griffith, Elizabeth Burton, Janet Matthews, Kalpa Jadeja, Karen McPhee, Myriam Kin Yee, Penny Pomroy, Penny Lovelock, Robin Ezra, Annie Day, Ros Goody, Alison McKay, Robyn Kinsela, Jennifer Gabbay, Lucinda McDonald, Kerrie Leishman, Patrice Cooke, Pam Slattery, Robyn Kennedy, Heidi McGeoch, Christine Dixon, Del Cooley and more.

Brigadoon Gala Dinner

Saturday 1st of April
6pm
2 Anzac Parade
E. info@bundanoonmotel.com.au

Relax in our stylish dining room after a long day of Highland games. Four course dinner and entertainment. $75 per person bookings essential please call 02 48 836 068. Tickets are limited.

Exeter Markets

Saturday 1st of April
9.00am - 2.00pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. 0409 152 022


Regular markets on the First Saturday of the month.
 Exeter Village Market is living history - the perfect place for a family day out.

Colo Vale Markets

Saturday 1st of April
9am - 2pm
Colo Vale Village Hall, Railway Ave Colo Vale
PH. Ron and Jenette 02 4889 4129

Visit the market and browse the stalls which include country crafts, handcrafted goods, plants, jewellery, jams, chocolates, fresh garden vegetables in season and much more.
Playground for the children.   

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 2nd of April
8.30AM TILL 2PM
Soldiers Memorial Hall, Railway Ave Bundanoon
PH. Lisa 0411 297 963

    The new look Bundanoon Makers Market
The 1st and 3rd Sunday every month (except January) 
Makers and Bakers, Movers and Shakers.
A market for the Craftsmith! Sewers, Knitters, woodworkers, Photographers , Leatherwork and silver Jewellery plus all you need for meals during the week . Fresh Fruit and Vegetables , Freshly baked Bread , Lebanese take home meals, Hot Indian dishes ,Japanese Pancakes, Honey and Eggs plus a delicious assortment of cakes , pies and beautiful melting moments. Well worth the scenic drive - You will always find something new. 

The Triple Zero Challenge at Bradman Oval

Tuesday 4th of April
9.00am - 5.00pm
St Jude Street, Bowral
E. info@bradman.com.au

During April 2015 the NSW Police Force, NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW State Emergency Service in collaboration with the Bradman Foundation and Wingecarribee Shire Council, came together in the spirit of sportsmanship and harmony to play cricket and to raise funds to support a local youth focused charity. It's on again Monday 4 April, 2017.
We are aiming high again this year when we support the Southern Highlands Suicide Prevention Program (SHSPP) once again. The SHSPP has been operating for over 10 years with no official funding relying solely on small grants, donations from individuals and volunteers to provide assistance to those in need.
Our Triple Zero teams in conjunction with the continuous cricket match provide fantastic interactive displays and activities for the whole community designed to raise the awareness of the important role they play and opportunities that exist to become involved.

Celebrating Clay

Thursday 6 - Tuesday 18 April
10am - 4pm
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short St, Bowral
E. office@bdasgallery.com

Ceramic Group from Sturt.
Open by Simon Bowley: Drinks at 2pm Saturday 8th April 2017.

A Grand Day Out - Versailles Treasures from the Palace Canberra

Thursday 6th of April
8am - 5pm
Departs Southern Highlands
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

Join A Grand Day Out for the sumptuous exhibition Versailles: Treasures from the Palace exclusive to the National Gallery of Australia. A once in a lifetime chance to see and experience a mesmerising period in French history here in Australia. For the first time ever, the treasures will travel from France to entice visitors into a world of power, passion and luxury through this epic exhibition.
A very Grand Day Out will travel from Bowral to Canberra in our luxe mini coach. Arriving at the National Gallery of Australia guests will have ample time to peruse both the exhibition and other galleries before heading off for a traditional French luncheon by master chef Christophe Gregoire at Le Tres Bon in the quaint village of Bungendore. Like an alchemist, Chef Christophe transforms local produce into authentic French dishes fit for a King!

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 6th of April
3pm - 6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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.

Trivia at the Moss Vale Golf Club

Thursday 6th of April
6:30pm
38 Arthur Street Moss Vale 2577
E. media@mossvalegolfclub.com.au

Thursday night is QUIZ NIGHT, our bistro is open for dinner at 6:00pm with trivia starting from 6:30pm.
Bring your friends and family for a fun filled evening.

Drink and Draw - Life Drawing

Thursday 6th of April
5.45pm
Shop 10, Springetts Arcade, 302 Bong Bong St, Bowral
E. hamish@tenthousandpaces.com

One of the most enduring subjects for most artforms is the human body in all it's diversity. Join us for this monthly life drawing group where we get to work with various life models in a relaxed and creative setting.
Fees are $20 per session which include a glass of wine from one of the local vineyards. Pop into the gallery before the event or message us for PayPal details.
We work independantly at our own pace and at whatever level you are at. Absolute beginners through to advanced are welcome. Bring your own materials in whatever artform you wish to explore (except for photography). Our space isnt large so there will be limited space for easels. This isnt a teaching session although there is a wonderful atmosphere of creative collaboration in which the artists involved often look at each others work during breaks. Advice, if sought, would be freely and

Dave Graney Clare Moore plus Georgio the Dove Valentino Italy

Friday 7th of April
6.30pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Dave Graney and drummer Clare Moore played with the Moodists from 1978 to 1986. They then played with the White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes from 1987-1997. Then dave graney and the mistLY.
Releasing a single each month in 2016/7. Mostly credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Some of these are to be released physically as a CD collection in 2017 called LET’S GET TIGHT.
Shows in 2017 start with a national series of concerts playing David Bowie music of the “Berlin” period and also Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes shows.
April will see them joining forces with two musicians from Brussels/Luxembourg via Miami. Georgio “the Dove” Valentino and Patrizia F. for a series of regional NSW double duo shows.

A Grand Day Out - To the Manor Born tour Southern Highlands

Friday 7th of April
8:30am - 4.30pm
BUNDANOON
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

The epitome of the Southern Highlands.
A scenic drive south from Bowral via country back roads and lush rolling fields will lead us to the beautiful village of Bundanoon. We will visit NSW’s largest national park and breathe in the freshness of the vistas that rival the Blue Mountains whilst being served refreshments in true A Grand Day Out style.
Visit Red Cow Farm, a magnificent 6 acre garden, described as one of the best in the world. Originally created from a cow paddock, it now rivals Monet’s Giverny.
Sample wines from two of the Southern Highlands wine districts most awarded boutique wineries, rich in European style winemaking traditions.
Continuing on A Grand Day Out in the Southern Highlands, you will enjoy high tea at one of the grandest estates in the Highlands, the luxurious Milton Park where you can also stroll through the picturesque grounds.

A Grand Day Out - Altitudinal Flavours of Kangaroo Valley and Berry

Friday 7th of April
9am - 5pm
Departs Southern Highlands
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

Travel on Australia’s most scenic country back roads.
Departing from the Highlands at an altitude of 690m we will safely descend our taste buds into a panoramic vineyard nestled in it’s own microclimate at 110m on rich volcanic soils within a natural amphitheater of sandstone escarpments. Handpicked lavish produce and award winning wines are bountiful within this utopia.
Lunch in Berry with an award winning chef.
Guests can enjoy time at leisure to peruse the Berry’s delightful shopping precinct. A word of warning, watch out for the infamous Donut Van!
Taste the maritime influenced flavour differences in a scenic boutique winery 20m above sea level.
One of our most scenic tours, we travel through lush rainforest, sparkling creeks, fertile farmlands and abundant native flora.

Chinoiserie Autumn Open Garden

Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April
10am - 4.30pm
23 Webb Street, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 3003

Chinoiserie.........a plant collector's garden.
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. 
Coaches welcome - Please confirm with us first if you wish to bring a group to the garden.
Admission: Adult $7pp Concession $6pp

A Grand Day Out - To the Manor Born tour Southern Highlands

Saturday 8th of April
8:30am - 4.30pm
Departs Southern Highlands
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

The epitome of the Southern Highlands.
A scenic drive south from Bowral via country back roads and lush rolling fields will lead us to the beautiful village of Bundanoon. We will visit NSW’s largest national park and breathe in the freshness of the vistas that rival the Blue Mountains whilst being served refreshments in true A Grand Day Out style.
Visit Red Cow Farm, a magnificent 6 acre garden, described as one of the best in the world. Originally created from a cow paddock, it now rivals Monet’s Giverny.
Sample wines from two of the Southern Highlands wine districts most awarded boutique wineries, rich in European style winemaking traditions.
Continuing on A Grand Day Out in the Southern Highlands, you will enjoy high tea at one of the grandest estates in the Highlands, the luxurious Milton Park where you can also stroll through the picturesque grounds.

Quilting in the Highlands

Saturday 8 - Tuesday 11 April
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. sales@berrimapatchwork.com.au

Quilting in the Highlands is an annual retreat held by Berrima Patchwork. We have 6 fantastic teachers offering 12 different workshops. 8th April till Tuesday 11th April 2017. Our tutors this year include Ruth Bloomfield, Tamsin Harvey, Emma Jansen, Sandra Leichner, Jan Pilgrim and Rae Woolnough. This team of tutors specialize in different aspects of quilting, patchwork and textile arts including embroidery, confetti quilting, machine applique, hand applique, felting and more. We are offering 2 x 2 day workshops with each of the teachers over the four days. You can choose just to join us for 2 days or take 2 workshops over the 4 days. The venue for the retreat is Mittagong RSL. Bookings are essential. Please see our website www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/qith for full details and how to book

HAULIN' THE HUME

Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April
Through Mittagong and Berrima
PH. Ron: 0437 384 736

Once again you are invited to join us as we head South out of Sydney along the Old Hume Highway to pay homage to the pioneers of road transport in Australia.
Departing from Clarendon Showgrounds in Richmond, we will head down Northern Road to Narellan before heading up over Razorback, through the Hole in the Wall at Picton, and cover the picturesq drive through Mittagong, Berrima, Marulan and into Goulburn for lunch and a short display.
we will then continue with a drive through the spectacular Cullerin Range into Gunning and finally to Yass where we will have dinner, share some photos and some laughs as we relive 'the good old days'.
The weekend will close with our popular breakfast and farewell on the Sunday morning in the iconic Gasoline Alley.

Should be in Mittagong around 8 - 8.30am

Baby et Lulu

Saturday 8th of April
7pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Have a truly magnifique evening with French-language duo Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay) as they tour Australia with their prodigiously talented band performing songs from ARIA Nominated 'Album Deux'. See Baby et Lulu bring a passionate tour-de-force of French music, featuring a mix of classic and contemporary songs including tunes made famous by Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy, as well as their original French compositions. They were the stand-out at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Mullum Music Fest, WOMADelaide, Woodford, Adelaide Cabaret Fest and more, and are not to be missed!
“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses” The Australian
"A must-see act that will seduce your ears with its chansons." The Weekend Edition
C'est Le Top - Video Clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2IIR6Su7Wc&feature=youtu.be

BOWRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL MARKETS

Saturday 8th of April
8am - 1pm
Bowral Public School, Bendooley St, Bowral
E. enquire@bowralpsmarket.com

The Bowral Public School Market is one of the oldest and best attended markets in the Southern Highlands. Conveniently located adjacent to the Bowral shopping precinct it operates from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month (except January).
Dozens of stalls offer an eclectic selection of quality foods, produce, plants, clothing, jewellery, gifts, and other items.
In accordance with NSW DEC regulations BPSM is a non smoking area.

Macro Floral Painting Workshop

Sunday 9th of April
10.00am-4.00pm
Studio 1, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral.
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This day long workshop is suitable for beginner to advanced artists. Its a great way to spend the day while visiting the Southern Highlands. Tracey will guide you step by step to paint an image of your chosen flower. These are friendly creative workshops.

CLASSIC CAR DAY@ ROBERTSON

Sunday 9th of April
9am - 3.30pm
Robertson Heritage Railway Station Yarranga Street Robertson
E. president@beac.org.au

Annual Classic Car Day

(Gold Coin Car Entry)
Most cars have arrived by 10am
Also includes • Historical Farm Machinery • Model Trains Displays • Art Show • Railway Museum and History Display • Food, Drinks and Coffee

Jazz on Sunday @ The Mill

Sunday 9th of April
3-6pm
The Mill Bowral, 210-224 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4870 1293

Enjoy Jazz at The Mill. 
Featuring Peter Locke Trio and Celebrated Guests each fortnight at The Mill Bowral.
3-6pm Sundays April 9th & 23rd, May 14th&28th, June 11th&25th
Cover charge $10.00 per head.  Phone for reservations.

Robertson Markets

Sunday 9th of April
9am - 2pm
School of Arts, Hoddle Street, Robertson
PH. 0408 238 575

Always a wide variety of stalls and bargains. Refreshments available.
Come and visit the green heart of the Highlands!


Cooking with Emilio

Monday 10th of April
10.00AM - 1.00PM
SHW, Corner Oldbury Road and Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. juan@shw.com.au

After a crazy Summer in the Southern Highlands, Winter has come early. It is the perfect time to cook comfort food that is light yet flavoursome. Emilio will be
demonstrating
“Calamari Ripieni alla Siciliana”
-Baked, stuffed Calamari with a
Sicilian tomato sauce.
Calamari can be difficult and Emilio will show you the how to make the most out of this delicious seafood.
This is a great experience and a fantastic present for those hard to buy for.
$50 per person including the class, lunch and a glass of wine.

Junior LEGO Robotics Holiday Workshop

Monday 10th of April
9.30 AM - 3.30 PM
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. info@sciriffic.com.au

Build structures using LEGO® and program LEGO® robots to perform amazing feats! Enrich your child’s creativity with educational robotics! This all-­day workshop is designed for the inquisitive and technology‐hungry child of 6‐8 years of age. Our small workshops help to foster a love of learning for science and maths through open-­ended engineering and computer-­based activities using LEGO® WeDo robotics. Cost $75 per child.

Junior LEGO Robotics Holiday Workshop

Tuesday 11th of April
9.30 AM - 3.30 PM
East Bowral Community Centre, 71 Boardman Rd Bowral.
E. info@sciriffic.com.au

Build structures using LEGO® and program LEGO® robots to perform amazing feats! Enrich your child’s creativity with educational robotics! This all-­day workshop is designed for the inquisitive and technology‐hungry child of 6‐8 years of age. Our small workshops help to foster a love of learning for science and maths through open-­ended engineering and computer-­based activities using LEGO® WeDo robotics. Cost $75 per child.

A Grand Day Out - Cruise Jervis Bay

Wednesday 12th of April
9am - 4:30pm
Departs Southern Highlands
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

A day at the coast!
Departing from Bowral we travel to the aqua waters and white sands of Jervis Bay. Here you will join a cruise for 1.5 – 2 hours and discover natural beauty, extraordinary wildlife, such as dolphins, albatross, whales (seasonal) and the rugged coastal landscapes of Jervis Bay.
Once ashore dine on fish and chips overlooking these picturesque waters before heading off to discover one of Jervis Bays most scenic beaches before heading home via Kangaroo Valley.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 13th of April
3pm - 6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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.

Trivia at the Moss Vale Golf Club

Thursday 13th of April
6:30pm
38 Arthur Street Moss Vale 2577
E. media@mossvalegolfclub.com.au

Thursday night is QUIZ NIGHT, our bistro is open for dinner at 6:00pm with trivia starting from 6:30pm.
Bring your friends and family for a fun filled evening.

CHINOISERIE AUTUMN OPEN GARDEN

Friday 14 - Monday 17 April
10.00AM TO 4.30PM
23 WEBB ST, MITTAGONG
E. enquiries@chinoiserie.com.au

Chinoiserie.........a plant collector's garden.
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.
Coaches welcome - Please confirm with us first if you wish to bring a group to the garden.
Admission: Adult $7pp Concession $6pp

St Luke Passion J S Bach

Friday 14th of April
5.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The “St Luke Passion” by J S Bach, to be presented in St Jude's Church Bowral on Good Friday, is a narration of the Passion of Jesus as contained in the Gospel of St Luke. It is a moving account of Jesus’ arrest, trial and crucifixion interspersed with some of the great chorales of the Lutheran Church. It is not certain that Bach actually composed this work. Although extant in Bach’s hand, it is not of the same scale as his well-know “St Matthew” and “St John” Passions and may well have been copied by him for presentation on Good Friday in 1730. If Bach did not compose it, he certainly thought enough of the work to write it out for performance. The performance in St Jude's is being presented by the St Jude’s Singers (Director and Harpsichord: Allan Beavis) with David Allen (Evangelist), Christopher

Tina Hansen - Painting Exhibition

Saturday 15 - Friday 28 April
2pm
302 - 306 Bong Bong St, Bowral
E. hamish@shotbyhamish.com

Spring St, new work by Tina Hansen - Jones. "Having bought a house on a beautiful piece of land in Spring Street in Mittagong, I moved to the Highlands just over a year ago.
I am loving my new life in the country and am constantly surprised by the endless variation of the beautiful colours and light in my little backyard that backs onto Gibbergunyah Reserve.
My exhibition is an exploration of these and other images that I have experienced over the past year."

Art Exhibition - Tina Hansen

Saturday 15 - Friday 28 April
2pm
Shop 10, Springetts Arcade, 302 Bong Bong St, Bowral
E. hamish@tenthousandpaces.com

Spring St, new work by Tina Hansen - Jones. "Having bought a house on a beautiful piece of land in Spring Street in Mittagong, I moved to the Highlands just over a year ago.
I am loving my new life in the country and am constantly surprised by the endless variation of the beautiful colours and light in my little backyard that backs onto Gibbergunyah Reserve.
My exhibition is an exploration of these and other images that I have experienced over the past year."

Easter Bunnys Steam Train

Saturday 15th of April
Moss Vale Station
E. info@transportheritagensw.com.au

Celebrate Easter in style aboard the Easter Bunny's very own steam train.
A great Easter outing for the whole family!
DEPARTING MOSS VALE STATION TO ROBERTSON RETURN (60min train ride)
Celebrate Easter in style aboard the Easter Bunny Steam Train. Onboard, settle back into the style of a bygone era in 1930's era carriages - meet the Easter Bunny with treats, music and photo opportunities for the kids. As the train chugs through the countryside, lift up the window by your seat and enjoy the sights & sounds of the locomotive and excited waves from onlookers. Pack a picnic, or visit the Buffet Car for purchase of a basic range of refreshments. 
Train departure times:
10.30am
12.00pm
2.15pm
3.45pm

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 15th of April
8.00am - 2.00pm
Uniting Church Grounds - Cnr Alice & Albert St Mittagong
E. s.colyer@bigpond.com

Mittagong Market promises to be the friendly, local, affordable and country market!
3rd & 5th Saturday each month 

Free Music in the Vines - Easter Sunday

Sunday 16th of April
1pm - 4pm
110 Joadja Road, Berrima NSW 2577
E. greatwine@joadjaestate.com.au

Come along for sensational music, hand-crafted wines and delicious pizzas. Need a driver? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – a free shuttle will be operating especially for this event. 

 Bookings essential, phone John on 0410 590 044.
Brad Marks is an acclaimed country music singer who grew up in the Southern Highlands. Brad has played guitar since the age of ten and he graduated from the Academy of Country Music in 2014. He has played at numerous country music festivals including Tamworth and Parkes. For more information, visit www.bradmarks.com.au.
(We regret that this is not a BYO event and also that we cannot allow your furry friends to attend)

LISUN EXOTIC MUSHROOM TUNNEL TOURS

Sunday 16th of April
E. info@highlandsfoodieconnection.com.au


Cost $ 40 pp includes guided tour with Dr. Noel Arrold, coach transfers from nearby Carpark (no vehicular or passenger traffic in tunnel area),punnet of mushrooms, recipes.
Bookings open mid March. Note: Numbers are limited, early bookings are recommended

BUNDANOON MAKERS MARKET

Sunday 16th of April
8.30AM TO 2PM
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HALL, RAILWAY AVE, BUNDANOON
PH. 0411 297 963

Under cover markets featuring plenty of stalls from arts and crafts t o plan ts and bric-a-brac.

Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 19th of April
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

Allan Beavis, the resident organist at St Jude's, will present the Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church Bowral on Wednesday 19 April commencing at 1.15pm. His recital features works by one of the "fathers" of the French Romantic style of organ composition, Alexandre Guilmant. The three major works are a set of variations on the Easter chorale "O Sons and Daughters of the King", the “Scherzo Symphonique” and a” Grand Choeur in the style of Handel”. Guilmant was fond of Handel's music and was one of the first composers to transcribe his works for solo organ.
Admission by donation.

A Grand Day Out - Best of the Bunch in the Southern Highlands

Thursday 20th of April
9:30am - 4:30pm
Departs Southern Highlands
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

Your taste buds will be spoilt rotten on our new Best of the Bunch in the Southern Highlands tour visiting three of our top award winning cold climate wineries and one of the Highlands finest restaurants, the hatted Eschalot.
Following lunch we will visit Red Cow Farm, a magnificent 6 acre garden, described as one of the best in the world. Originally created from a cow paddock, it now rivals Monet’s Giverny.
Inclusions: Bottled water; wine sampling; 2 course meal with a glass of wine or soft drink.

THEIR FINEST MOVIE PREMIERE

Thursday 20th of April
6PM - Pre Movie Entertainment / 6:30PM Movie
Empire Cinemas
E. secretary.shecwa@gmail.com

Southern Highlands Evening CWA invite you to join in and celebrate the opening of THEIR FINEST.  

Tickets $25 and include entertainment, movie and supper. 
Available from the Empire Cinema Bowral.

Proudly supporting Rare Cancers Australia.

A film about a British film crew who attempts to boost moral during World War II by making a film.

With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, a female 'slop' scriptwriter is charged with bringing a 'woman's touch' to morale-boosting propaganda films.

Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by a dashing movie producer. Together with a colourful crew they work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 20th of April
3pm - 6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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.

Trivia at the Moss Vale Golf Club

Thursday 20th of April
6:30pm
38 Arthur Street Moss Vale 2577
E. media@mossvalegolfclub.com.au

Thursday night is QUIZ NIGHT, our bistro is open for dinner at 6:00pm with trivia starting from 6:30pm.
Bring your friends and family for a fun filled evening.

A Grand Day Out - Gold Rush at Murrumbateman Gundaroo

Friday 21st of April
8am - 5pm
Departs Southern Highlands
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

The most under rated wine region in the world, Canberra district wine is home to 140 vineyards covering an altitudinal range of 300 to 800 metres.
Following in Hume’s footsteps we will travel to a former gold mining town still rich in a soils, passions and produce, home to boutique wineries accumulating major Australian and international awards producing exquisite European style cool climate varieties.
All gold medal winners, visit trophy winemakers; Gourmet Traveller’s wine maker of the year and highly acclaimed Shiraz Viognier producer; a Pinot Noir ‘Bottle Shock’ winemaker who is taking out the New Zealand wine awards and we will visit the masterful ‘father of Australian Riesling’.
Our exploration will then lead us to a heritage listed 19th century village whose previous visitors included Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Hamilton Hume and Ben Hall. Now a multi-awarded gourmand’s oasis. Proving gold still exists in this region!

Harpers Mansion Twilight Book Talk - The Good The Bad and The Downright Dodgy - A National Trust fundraising event

Saturday 22nd of April
4pm - 6pm
Kitchen Garden Room, Berrima Public School, Oxley St Berrima (opposite Harpers Mansion)
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Join us as historians Jan Worthington and Ann Beaumont discuss the subjects of their latest biographies, emancipist Laurence Hynes Halloran (1790–1866) murderer, forger, bigamist and founding principal of Sydney Grammar School, and the soldier settler Edward Charles Close (1765–1831) 'father' of the Hunter Valley, colonial artist and one of the Duke of Wellington's men in Australia. $30, includes wine, nibbles and entry to Harpers before 4pm. A fundraiser for the volunteer run National Trust Property, Harpers Mansion, Berrima.

NSW Siberian Express Paws for a cause

Saturday 22nd of April
4pm
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express is hosting our 2nd "Paws for a cause " event to raise money for the guide dog association of NSW/ACT. Last year’s event was well supported so we hope to increase our numbers this year. This year we'll be having a relay event starting with mass start Canicross, 2nd leg Bikejoring & 3rd leg Scooter. There will be a prize for the overall winner.
If you don't have all the equipment that's ok the committee will be happy to help out & lend out equipment
The entry fee is $10.00 with all money raised going to a great cause to help give independence to the visually impaired.
Come along & join us it's sure to be a fun event.
Spectators are more than welcome we just ask that all dogs are on leads and are not at start & finish chutes

PERENNIAL HILL - OPEN GARDEN

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 April
10AM - 4PM
1 NERO ST, MITTAGONG
E. perennialhill@gmail.com

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a magical 1 acre garden situated on Mt. Gibraltar, Mittagong.
The garden has been extensively landscaped with many rare and exotic plants for both experienced gardeners and novices alike to enjoy.
Highlights include the Rockery garden, Mixed Borders, French Parterre, Poplar Hurdles and beautiful dry-stone walls throughout the garden.
You'll find there's so much to see at Perennial Hill, whichever season you choose to visit.
We also host regular garden workshops- see our website for more details.
Garden Size: 1 acre
Admission: 8 p.p ($7 Seniors)
Garden clubs: Welcome (Prior arrangement preferred)
Children: 16 years and under free
Toilets: Available.
Parking: On-street parking and Coaches Welcome

A Grand Day Out - To the Manor Born tour Southern Highlands

Saturday 22nd of April
8:30am - 4.30pm
Departs Southern Highlands
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

The epitome of the Southern Highlands.
A scenic drive south from Bowral via country back roads and lush rolling fields will lead us to the beautiful village of Bundanoon. We will visit NSW’s largest national park and breathe in the freshness of the vistas that rival the Blue Mountains whilst being served refreshments in true A Grand Day Out style.
Visit Red Cow Farm, a magnificent 6 acre garden, described as one of the best in the world. Originally created from a cow paddock, it now rivals Monet’s Giverny.
Sample wines from two of the Southern Highlands wine districts most awarded boutique wineries, rich in European style winemaking traditions.
Continuing on A Grand Day Out in the Southern Highlands, you will enjoy high tea at one of the grandest estates in the Highlands, the luxurious Milton Park where you can also stroll through the picturesque grounds.

Little Elves Workshop

Saturday 22nd of April
10 am
Cnr Old Hume Highway & Bowral Road, Mittagong
E. slotozilla.com@gmail.com

Slotozilla company is a sponsor of Little Elves Workshop. This workshop would be interesting for all kids. We will teach how to make vintage toys. There is no prior registration. Just take your child and come over. On this workshop we will be using chocolate clay, icing and ribbons. Everything provided by Slotozilla company.

NSW Siberian Express Introduction to sledding

Saturday 22nd of April
1pm
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express invites you to join us for our Introduction to sledding. Sledding has been a sport in Australia for over 25 years, however many people still don't know this sport exists in Australia.
When you think of dog sledding the breeds that come to mind are the Siberian Husky & the Alaskan Malamute, the truth is many breeds are suitable for this sport. Samoyeds, GSP'S German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Pointers, Dobermans, Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Border Collies, Koolies, Kelpies, Staffy's, Aussie Shepherds to name a few. Any medium to large breeds are capable of competing in this sport
So come & join us for an afternoon of fun in the forest, it's an addictive sport that will help release your dog's excess energy. It's free to attend & we supply all the equipment. Just bring yourself, your dog, some water & a bike helmet and you're good to go.

37th ANNUAL ROBERTSON WOOL FESTIVAL 2017

Saturday 22nd of April
10 AM - 2.30 PM
SCHOOL OF ARTS, ILLAWARRA HIGHWAY, ROBERTSON
E. KFREY@SPIN.NET.AU

Top quality local coloured and white fleeces for sale. Also for sale: spinning, weaving and felting supplies and lots of wool products. Featuring Wood Turning by the Southern Highland Woodies. 11.30am Fashion Parade, also a speed knitting competition. Refreshment are available.

Perennial Hill - Open Garden

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 April
10.00am - 4.30pm (Last entry 4pm)
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a magical 1 acre garden situated on Mt. Gibraltar, Mittagong.

The garden has been extensively landscaped with many rare and exotic plants for both experienced gardeners and novices alike to enjoy.

Highlights include the Rockery garden, Mixed Borders, French Parterre, Poplar Hurdles and beautiful dry-stone walls throughout the garden.

You'll find there's so much to see at Perennial Hill, whichever season you choose to visit.

We also host regular garden workshops- see our website for more details.

Garden Size: 1 acre
Admission: $8 p.p ($7 Seniors)
Garden clubs: Welcome (Prior arrangement preferred)
Children: 16 years and under free
Toilets: Available.
Parking: On-street parking
Coaches Welcome

Southern Highlands Autumn Garden Weekend

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 April
10am - 4pm
PH. Peter Scott 0427 240 246

With the autumn leaves falling and beautiful mild days, it's the perfect time to visit the Southern Highlands especially when there are gardens to explore.
Beautiful Town and Country private gardens will be open - in aid of the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens.
5th Chapter Estate, 217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
 Carisbrooke,  16 Myosotis Street, Bowral
 Dragon Farm,  100 Blencowes Lane, Wildes Meadow
 Plant Fair Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, Old South Road, East Bowral
  Retford Park,  1325 Old South Road, Bowral
 Wildewood,  241 Wildes Meadow Road, Wildes Meadow
Yarrawin,  39 Burradoo Road, Burradoo
Tickets available online or at the gate of the gardens on the day
 $40 all-weekend pass entry to all 6 gardens
 $8 single garden visit
 School children free


Pioneer Days

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 April
10am - 4pm
2029 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley
PH. 0421 930 214

Don’t miss the second annual PIONEER DAYS presented by Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village Museum on the last weekend of NSW school holidays. This weekend showcases what the pioneers of the 19th century in the area did to work, rest and play. Each day will be filled with live demonstrations including spinners, sheep shearing, forgery, butter churning and a bullock team!
You will enjoy traditional music, games and exhibitions set on over an acre of bushland in amongst the Pioneer Village Museum. The traditional homestead will welcome you as history really comes alive.
Come and see the traditional skills that our volunteers continue to practice, such as lead light creations, pottery and leather work. You can see olden-day machines restored to working order and even have a go at using a traditional saw. It wasn’t an easy life for the Pioneers – come and appreciate their efforts by experiencing their lives for a day.  The Lions Club will be providing a BBQ sizzle to sustain you through the day.
PIONEER DAYS will be educational, entertaining and enjoyable! Dress up in traditional pioneer costumes and get involved in the lifestyles of the Pioneers of the 1800s.
COST: General admission to Pioneer Village Museum
 Children/Seniors: $5 Adults: $10 Family (2a3c): $20 

Moss Vale Farmers and Flea Market

Saturday 22nd of April
8am - 1pm
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Hwy, Moss Vale

Buy fresh local produce straight off the farmer’s truck and shop for other gourmet goodies before heading
down to the flea market for a good rummage!  
This new, combined event brings together farmers, artisan food producers and up market designers and traders at the farmers’ market, while dealers and private sellers converge around the old wooden kiosk with a mixture of trash and treasure at the Highland’s largest communal garage sale! 
Perfect for foodies and time poor treasure hunters! 
 The markets are held rain, hail or shine and there’s ample on-site parking, great coffee, egg and bacon rolls and other treats to eat for a morning made in heaven! 


SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS NIGHT MARKETS

Saturday 22nd of April
5.00 PM - 9.00 PM
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. admin@beestingevents.net

Southern Highland Night Market is the NEW, EXCITING, Family and friends social event. Bring the kids and all your friends so you can enjoy the food, entertainment and specialty stalls! It will be a night you wished never had to end!  A place to enjoy high quality – freshly cooked food, as well as unique locally made food and craft products while enjoying entertainment for all ages.

Southern Highlands Night Market has been created to showcase the Southern Highlands, offering a vibrant Night Market for local community and visitors to enjoy.
Showcasing handpicked, high quality, mostly local products as well as freshly cooked food and local produce with fantastic entertainment creating a place full of ambience and atmosphere to be enjoyed by friends and family.

NSW Siberian Express training boot camp

Sunday 23rd of April
8am
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express 1stTraining bootcamp for 2017
Sunday 8am -10 am
Our bootcamps are designed to help new comers to the sport, learn how to race & train your dog’s safely in the Australian climate, we also go through the rules & regulations of sled dog racing.
These camps are also for people who have been racing their dogs but having difficulty with certain aspects of the sport our experienced committee can assist you with any problems you may have. Just let the one of our committee members know & we'll work on the problem with you.
Our boot camps are free to attend, the committee will lend out all our equipment. All you need to bring is your dog, some water & a bike helmet.
Spectators are more than welcome to attend we just ask that all dogs be on a lead.

Sunday Jazz at the Mill

Sunday 23rd of April
3pm-6pm
The Mill Bowral, 210-224 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4870 1293

Enjoy Jazz at The Mill.
Featuring Peter Locke Trio and Celebrated Guests each fortnight at The Mill Bowral.
3-6pm Sundays April 23rd, May 14th&28th, June 11th&25th
Cover charge $10.00 per head. Phone for reservations.