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'!

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.


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.

Raglan Gallery Exhibition @ Milk Factory Gallery

Saturday 1 - Sunday 30 April
10am-5pm
Milk Factory Gallery, 33 Station Street, Bowral
PH. 0420 940 736

Exhibition of a wide rage of works on display in the Raglan Gallery.

Gauge - a matter of moisture

Sunday 9 April - Sunday 4 June
10am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd 7 Waverley Pde Mittagong NSW 2575
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Gauge…a matter of moisture

A new exhibition installation by B. Jane Cowie

Using, thread, woven mesh, heat, plastic borosilicate glass, time, water and space B. Jane Cowie creates an immersive installation at Sturt Gallery investigating the collection and creation of water and rainfall within different lived environments.
B. Jane Cowie has been working with glass for over 20 years. Cowie has played an important role in the development of contemporary craft in Australia through numerous roles on boards of key organisations. Cowie moved to Singapore in 2003 and now runs a company called Art Glass Solutions that develops large scale art installations for the public and private sectors and public art commissions. Cowie undertook a residency at Sturt in 2017 to develop work for the exhibition.

Exhibition opening - Tina Hansen

Saturday 15 April - Friday 12 May
14:00
Shop 10 Springetts Arcade, 302 Bong Bong St Bowral NSW 2576
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."

Wingecarribee Landscape Prize

Friday 21 - Sunday 30 April
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

The Wingecarribee Landscape Prize, sponsored by the Wingecarribee Shire Council, is an event which showcases the southern highlands region as interpreted by a diverse range of artists.
This is the second year of the event which runs from Friday 21 April until Sunday 30 April from 10am until 4pm daily. The official opening and declaration of prize winners will be held on Friday 21 April from 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend.
Works are available for sale and this is an opportunity enjoy the arts of the highlands.
This is one not to miss!

A Grand Day Out Secret Gourmet Villages of the Highlands

Saturday 29th of April
9am - 4pm
Bowral
PH. 0409 555 855

Witness the essence of Babe-ville travelling on the Southern Highlands most scenic country back roads.
Visit a majestic vineyard nestled in it’s own microclimate within a natural amphitheatre of sandstone escarpments. Handpicked lavish produce and award winning wines are bountiful within this utopia. View a spectacular waterfall. Discover the most secluded and tranquil villages in the Highlands. Home to the best producer and butcher of grass fed beef and lamb, we think, in Australia and a famous general store built in 1867. Lovingly restored and a crackling fire makes the general store a perfect spot on a cold winters day. Lunch is available here (at guest’s expense). ‘Unearth’ our proud potato capital and purchase local and regional cheeses plus other specialties before discovering another secret village. One of our most scenic tours, we travel through lush rainforest, sparkling creeks, fertile farmlands and abundant native flora.

Moss Vale Charity Campdraft

Saturday 29th of April
07.00am
Moss Vale Showground Illawarra Highway
E. rofemt@bigpond.net.au

Moss Vale Charity Campdraft will be holding their Annual event on the 29th April.
Campdrafting is a true Australian sport where horse and rider select and manoeuvre a beast around a set course for a score out of 100. It encompasses the skills and traditions of the bush in a modern and exciting horse sport that requires precision, speed and control.
The campdraft is run by local people and a portion of the proceeds are being donated to the Kollege for Knowledge Kommittee for Kids.
Moss Vale Pony Club will be running the canteen and bbq throughout the day.
Entry is Free

Highlands Pipes and Drums Ceilidh scottish Music Night

Saturday 29th of April
5.30 for kids and 7.00 - 10:30 Music and dance
Robertson School of Arts Hall, Hoddle St , Robertson
E. gentlesg@bigpond.net.au

Your Local Scottish Pipe Band ;
Highland Pipes and Drums, holding annual Ceilidh , Scottish Bagpipe and drum music and traditional highland dancing.
Ceilidh dance music by String and Fiddle Players.
Performances by the band and individual players.
At the Robertson School of Arts Hall , Hoddle st Robertson.
early games for kids start around 5.30pm , with music program at 7.00pm
Traditional Address to the Haggis.
Competitions and door prizes
BYOG
Supper included in the entry charge
$10 per head , $25 per family
For more info call Karen – 0403562327

Backyard Chooks at Mittagong Markets

Saturday 29th of April
8am to 2pm
Uniting Church, Cnr of Alice and Albert Street, Mittagong NSW 2575
E. s.colyer@bigpond.com

Every thing you need to know about how to look after chooks in your backyard! You can even take chooks home with you!
We have the Chook Whisperer, Angela Tisdell making her fifth appearance in an Education role at Mittagong Markets on Saturday 29th April 2017.

She is local and she breeds and sells interesting chooks. She also has a stall at market selling her very tasty Eggs, Veges and Apples.
There will be an Education Session on this date at 10.00 am. Angela will also have some Bantams and Pretty backyard layers for sale
What: Everything you need to know about having chooks in your backyard and an information sheet to take home with you.
Time: Education Session at 10.00 am Chooks sold during market 8am to 2pm.
Bring a container to carry them home!

All Night Ghost Hunt at Berrima Courthouse

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 April
8pm - 6am
Argyle St, Berrima
E. appighosthunts@gmail.com

Join APPI for this all night 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 night has very limited numbers for confort, a great weekend away!

Mittagong Markets

Saturday 29th of April
8AM TILL 2PM
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.

Tappin' in Tijuana

Sunday 30th of April
3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Mittagong Hotel, 89 Main Street Mittagong
PH. 0413 086 087

DANCE FOR CANCER FUNDRAISER.
$29 pp includes live music from Fito & Tania & a Mexican Buffet.

Contact Paul to make a booking.

Puppet Show at ImaginArta

Sunday 30th of April
11 am
Sutton Forest Village Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre presents a professional family puppet show every Sunday at 11 am.
All during April "Power Puppets" will delight
"Power Puppets" is a marionette revue shows with some wonderful surprises from these beautifully crafted puppets. This style of puppet theatre has a long history and over the centuries it has been refined and reinvented.
There is something special about seeing the whole puppet figure coming to life under the puppeteer's hands.
Come a little early and enjoy the puppet exhibition. Or you may prefer to get your hands on the lovely string and hand puppets which are there to play with.
Tickets are available at the door (cash only). Adults $15, Children $11, Groups (4 or more) $10.50 each.

The Falling Leaves of Autumn Dinner - BDCU Childrens Foundation seasonal dinner

Tuesday 2nd of May
7:00pm
Kangaloon Road, Bowral
PH. 02 4862 1634

“Leaf” your worries behind and join us for fun, food and good cheer at our annual Seasonal Dinner supported by Biota.
PROCEEDS FROM THE DINNER WILL SUPPORT LOCAL YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE BOOKSHOP BOWRAL
PHONE 4862 1634
309 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
Book now for a wonderful evening at Biota
Tickets $99 pp (3 course dinner)
BYO
welcome glass of wine on arrival
Hugely popular last year, numbers limited this year so book your tickets now!

Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 3rd of May
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

Pianist James Harris will perform at the Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church, Bowral, on Wednesday 3 May commencing at 1.15pm. James will present a program from the classical and romantic repertoire with works by Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, Lange and Bridge. A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, James is a multi-instrumentalist who performs in all genres from classical music, to jazz and contemporary. Admission by donation.

Get into Golf at Highlands Golf Club

Wednesday 3rd of May
4pm - 5pm
Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 4871 3274

MyGolf is Australia's introductory golf program for 5 to 12 year olds.

The program runs over 6-10 weeks and introduces kids to golf in a safe and healthy environment.

Participants learn new skills, make new friends and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Register now at mygolf.org.au

Price $55.00

More information contact Scott Martyn Highlands Golf Club -  4871 3274

A Class of Our Own - Art Exhibition

Thursday 4 - Tuesday 9 May
10am - 4pm, daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

Bowral Art Gallery will be opening its doors on Thursday 4 May 2017 for an exhibition of original works by 20 established artists, mentored by Ms Denise Sumner.
Looking for a piece of artwork to glam up your home? A great range of mixed media paintings in styles ranging from realism to abstract, limited palate or bright and colourful will be available for sale direct from the artists.
Why not come along and meet the artists at the opening on Friday 5 May at 6.30pm? Light refreshments will be served and a warm welcome assured.
Hurry, be quick, the exhibition closes on Tuesday 9 May!

RaceAway Track Time

Thursday 4th of May
8.00am to 4.00pm
Wakefield Park, Goulburn
E. raceawaytracktime@gmail.com

Race Car Hire
Want to experience the thrill of driving on the racetrack? We have a range of fully prepared race cars ready for you to hire. Track Days are held at Wakefield Park, Goulburn and Marulan Driver Training Centre.
Single or group bookings available, check dates on our website.
Driver Development
Get the most out of your Track Day and book in for Driver Development. Sharpen up your driving technique,
and get the most from your lap times. Bring your own car or hire one of our Race Cars.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 4th of May
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.

Drink and Draw - Life Drawing

Thursday 4th of May
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

Sculpture in the Valley and 2017 Photograhic competition

Friday 5 - Sunday 7 May
10am to 4pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Cedar Grove, Jarretts Lane, Kangaroo Valley NSW
E. jenny.tonga@gmail.com

Sculpture in the Valley 2017 is an integral part of the KV Arts Festival program and is a major exhibition of outdoor and indoor sculpture. With prize money of $25,000 the event attracts sculptors and artists of the highest calibre and all exhibits are available for purchase on site. Around 2,000 visitors are expected over the 3 days period. Cedar Grove, the site of the Sculpture in the Valley, is a beautiful property with breathtaking views as you look out across the hills into the spectacular cliff escarpment and farm land. Visitors are welcome to picnic on the lawns and a cafe will be operating.
As an added attraction a Photographic Competition will again be held in conjunction with Sculpture in the Valley. It is open to all visitors and offers a total of $1,000 in prize money.
For further information please visit the Arts in the Valley website.

All Things Great Are Small - Miniature Small Artworks Exhibition

Friday 5 - Sunday 7 May
9am-5pm
Old Town Hall / Library Building, Bendooley St, Bowral, NSW 2576
E. lovethatartmail@gmail.com

This highly anticipated exhibition of miniatures and small artworks is in its 10th year with new and vibrant pieces to add to your collection assured again in the first week of May.
A preview on Friday 5th, before the official opening at 5.30pm, often sees the favourites acquired quickly, so best to be early. But there are always many other delightful choices to ensure you are not left too disappointed.
All local artists exhibiting means there will be plenty of opportunity to talk about their works and inspiration with the actual 'maker', ensuring a pleasant interactive experience for everyone.
Artwork will utilise a wide variety of mediums but all will definitely require close inspection especially since some works are executed using magnifying glasses.
A great opportunity to learn about art process without being overwhelmed.
All pieces for sale, entry free, chance to win an artwork with raffle at venue.

Music of Joy Free Concert at the Mittagong Playhouse

Saturday 6th of May
1.30pm
Mittagong Playhouse, 114/116 Main Street, Mittagong, Southern Highlands, NSW.
E. gemarlow@bigpond.net.au

This is a Free Event for all the family to enjoy. Come hear and see a performance of the most uplifting world music with the group MUSIC OF JOY. You will experience a delightful mix of rhythms, styles and interesting instruments from various places of the world. Experience true meditation that brings peace and relaxation. It's simple and fun and is for everyone. Bring your friends, family and yourselves to the Mittagong Playhouse on the Saturday afternoon at 1.30pm for an unforgettable event. Hosted by Sahaja Yoga (www.freemeditation.com.au)

BEEF PRODUCERS BBQ

Saturday 6th of May
2PM
FARM CLUB AUSTRALIA, 1 WERAI RD, WERAI
E. info@farmclubaustralia.com.au

Come and join.....
fellow Highlands beef producers, agents and friends for a BBQ by the campfire.
Begin a conversation about marketing a quality Southern Highlands product. $20 pp

30TH SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES FAIR

Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 May
9AM-5PM 6/5/17 AND 10AM-4PM 7/5/17
Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley St Bowral
E. mickdaltoncva@hotmail.com

Local, Sydney and Interstate dealers offering a wide range of furniture, jewellery, silver, porcelain, linen, lamps, books and many other interesting collectables. All items for sale. Lucky door prize.

Admission Adults $9, accommpanied children free.

Showdown Southern Highlands

Saturday 6th of May
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong

Southern Highlands Showdown presenting the BIGGEST talent event in Southern Highlands history.
6th, 13th, 20th of May 3rd and 10th June
at the Mittagong RSL
AMAZING PRIZES TO BE WON
To enter, please send a 3 minute audition video via Youtube Link by 6th April.
Entries are accepted from ages 5 and older.

Colo Vale Markets

Saturday 6th of May
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.   

Exeter Markets

Saturday 6th of May
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.

Body Mind Spirit Expo

Sunday 7th of May
10am
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. soulvibeevents@outlook.com

Be part of the Southern Highland’s largest wellbeing, spiritual and natural therapies event! Our boutique event offers a diverse range of inspirational exhibitors. This event is FREE to enter!
You can book yourself a psychic reading, discover, play and explore natural therapies, indulge yourself with beautiful crystals, sample essential oils, try eco-friendly products or even buy unique gifts and products like jewellery, music, books, clothing, candles, cosmetics and so much more!

Sunday Stage and Screen

Sunday 7th of May
1.30pm
Empire Cinema, Bong Bong Street Bowral
E. gerard@empirecinema.com.au

On Stage: Gregg Arthur and the Andrew Dickeson Trio.
Los Angeles based singer Gregg Arthur returns to the Empire. Originally from Sydney he now calls the U.S. home, His good looks and smooth singing style have won him a big fan base as he travels the world singing the songs he loves. Gregg's education is firmly based in the tradition of jazz vocals and the great american song book repertoire and he uses his considerable ability to interpret these great songs. Gregg Arthur performs with Andrew Dickeson on drums, Peter Locke on piano, and Craig Scott on bass.
On Screen: 'Love is a Many Splendored Thing' (1955)
In Hong Kong during 1949 an american war correspondent meets and falls in love with the beautiful eurasian Dr. Han Suyin. Their cross cultural relationship cause problems for all concerned. Wililam Holden and Jennifer Jones star. Tickets: $30 available on line.

A Grand Day Out Secret Gourmet Villages of the Highlands

Sunday 7th of May
9am - 4pm
Bowral
PH. 0409 555 855

Witness the essence of Babe-ville travelling on the Southern Highlands most scenic country back roads.
Visit a majestic vineyard nestled in it’s own microclimate within a natural amphitheatre of sandstone escarpments. Handpicked lavish produce and award winning wines are bountiful within this utopia. View a spectacular waterfall. Discover the most secluded and tranquil villages in the Highlands. Home to the best producer and butcher of grass fed beef and lamb, we think, in Australia and a famous general store built in 1867. Lovingly restored and a crackling fire makes the general store a perfect spot on a cold winters day. Lunch is available here (at guest’s expense). ‘Unearth’ our proud potato capital and purchase local and regional cheeses plus other specialties before discovering another secret village. One of our most scenic tours, we travel through lush rainforest, sparkling creeks, fertile farmlands and abundant native flora.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 7th of May
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. 

Cooking with Emilio

Monday 8th of May
10.00AM - 1.00PM
Cnr Illawarra Highway and Oldbury Road Sutton Forest
E. juan@shw.com..au

Easter is over, visitors have gone and school is back in. Yah. It is time to get ready to celebrate our Mothers. If you want to spoil Mum at home, come and learn how to make -
“Pollo alla Cacciatora”
Done well, it is one of the best dishes to serve family and friends.
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.
Bookings essential / Class starts at 10.00am
followed by lunch.

Get into Golf at Highlands Golf Club

Wednesday 10th of May
4pm - 5pm
Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 4871 3274

MyGolf is Australia's introductory golf program for 5 to 12 year olds.

The program runs over 6-10 weeks and introduces kids to golf in a safe and healthy environment.

Participants learn new skills, make new friends and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Register now at mygolf.org.au

Price $55.00

More information contact Scott Martyn Highlands Golf Club -  4871 3274

Through Our Eyes - an exhibition of artworks by Hetty Thompson Susan Curtin

Thursday 11 - Tuesday 16 May
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

"Through our eyes" is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by two artists with different ways of viewing the world.
Susan"s art is about interpreting her memories and experiences through abstract forms to capture the essence of those moments.
Hetty is interested in the effects of light on her subjects. She captures those light events that elevate the ordinary to extraordinary.
The exhibition will run from the 11th May until 16th May, daily from 10am - 4pm.
Official opening will be held on Saturday 13 May at 10am.
All welcome!

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 11th of May
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.

THE VICAR OF DIBLEY PRESENTED BY THE HIGHLANDS THEATRE GROUP

Friday 12 - Saturday 20 May
8pm (evening) and 2pm (matinee ) performances)
Mittagong Playhouse, Main St. Mittagong
PH. 02 4871 2888

Set in the small, fictional , English village of Dibley, the local parishioners are shocked when their much loved Reverend Pottle dies 'unexpectedly' at the age of 102. Their shock however, is unequal to the one they experience when they discover that Reverend Pottle's replacement is a woman!
Reverend Geraldine Granger is not only vivacious and curvaceous, she is blessed with more than just a touch of feistiness when needed and her deep love for the people of Dibley, is rivalled only by her enduring love for chocolate and ice cream!
The process of adjustment and acceptance that follows, as Reverend Granger finds her way into the hearts and lives of the villagers, gives rise to some delightfully heart-warming and hilarious situations, among a lovable group of eccentric and unique characters.

TICKETING PRICES:
ADULT:  $28
CONCESSION:  $24
CHILD:  $24
FAMILY:  $77
GROUP (10+):  $22

Music at Ten Ben Adler violin Will Cesta piano

Saturday 13th of May
10:00am
Soldiers Memorial Hall
E. gregs50@dodo.com.au

Two fine professional musicians perform together in a programme that includes works by Beethoven, Brahms and Wieniawski.
Admission: $10
Under 18 free

NSW Siberian Express training boot camp

Saturday 13th of May
1pm
Belanglo State Forest Daly's Clearing
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express 2nd Training bootcamp
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.
At this boot camp we'll be adding a night run, to help you get used to looking for the markers at night races
Afterwards everyone is welcome to camp & run again the following morning.
Spectators are welcome we just ask that all dogs are kept on a lead.
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Emma Jean Harvey - Flourishing

Saturday 13 May - Friday 2 June
2pm
302 Bong Bong St
E. hamish@tenthousandpaces.com

Join us for a joyful exhibition of large scale paintings by Sydney artist Emma Jean Harvey. The show opens on Saturday 13th May and runs through to Friday 2nd Jun.
Emma is a Contemporary Artist specialising in abstract expressionist artworks inspired by the natural world. Unique, large scale decorative works of layered acrylic on canvas, these highly textured original works make a lasting impression; an affirmation of beauty….of flourishing that somehow you can’t help but embrace and celebrate.
“Flourishing” captures and celebrates the ephemeral beauty of life. At once elegant and composed, yet fervent, sensual and wild, this significant solo exhibition is a salute to nature… heralding blossoming, thriving, energy, hope, change and joy…an exploration of vital moments and of what it means to be a woman alive.”

Curious Acts an adult puppet cabaret

Saturday 13th of May
7:30 PM
Sutton Forest Village Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

Curious Acts is a wonderful night of cabaret entertainment just for adults at ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre in Sutton Forest. Expect the unexpected from our curious acts of puppetry, music and costume. Book a table of 4 or a table of 6, come by yourself or come with a friend.
On the cabaret bill are the masterful Richard Bradshaw's shadows for adults, the hilarious Flea Circus from Murphy's Puppets, outrageous characters performed by Ann Elbourne and elegantly saucy numbers from the Sydney Puppet Theatre plus music.

Drinks and finger food will be available to purchase.

To book go to https://www.trybooking.com/277961 or go to www.trybooking.com and put in 'Curious Acts'.
If you don't want to book over the internet please contact Sue on 0438 218 217 or email

Tickets: $25/$20 concession including Seniors

Wingello Bush Dance

Saturday 13th of May
6.30PM
65 Railway St Wingello NSW
E. aweismantel@bigpond.com

Wingello Bush Dance

Saturday 13th May

Wingello Bush Dance kicks off with the multi-talented Paddy's River Band.
Great night for all the family, includes hot finger licking finger food. BYO drinks
All the action is at the Wingello Mechanics Institute Hall from 6.30 pm
Adults $20 children under 12 $10
Following last year’s sell out - get in quick by booking on-line using the following link
https://www.trybooking.com type in Wingello Bush Dance

A Grand Day Out High Tea and Vineyards

Saturday 13th of May
8:30 am - 4:15 pm
BUNDANOON
PH. 0409 555 855

Enjoy the Southern Highlands winter wonderland sitting by the warmth of crackling fires whilst sampling three of the best boutique vineyards award winning wines before travelling to one of the Highlands grandest estates, Milton Park Country House Hotel for high tea with french bubbles!
(Please note that this winter tour includes a tour of Bowral Market on 13/5 & 8/7 with earlier departing times of 8:30am).

KLA Sculpture - 1 Day Soapstone Carving Workshop

Saturday 13th of May
10.00 am to 3.30pm
2-4 FLORA STREET, COLO VALE
PH. 0417 242 756

Experience the meditative process of carving soapstone, quiet the mind and discover your creative side.
An introduction to sculpture, carving organic shapes and forms. Using hand tools such as rasps and files,
you will be guided to work with this soft stone. Reveal the beautiful colours through hand polishing.
Workshop Includes: Dust mask, small soapstone, morning tea & light lunch.

10am - 3.30pm
COST: $230 pp or $420 for two
2nd Saturday of the Month

INSTAGRAM - klasculpture

BOWRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL MARKETS

Saturday 13th of May
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.

Showdown Southern Highlands

Saturday 13th of May
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong

Southern Highlands Showdown presenting the BIGGEST talent event in Southern Highlands history.
6th, 13th, 20th of May 3rd and 10th June
at the Mittagong RSL
AMAZING PRIZES TO BE WON
To enter, please send a 3 minute audition video via Youtube Link by 6th April.
Entries are accepted from ages 5 and older.

Mothers Day

Sunday 14th of May
12.00 - 15.00
Cnr Illawarra Highway and Oldbury Road Sutton Forest
E. dine@shw.com.au

It is time again to treat Mum to lunch
Sunday 14th MAY 2017
$65.00 per person
Menu
Entree
Wagyu Beef bresaola, gorgonzola mousse, caramelised pear and balsamic glaze (GF)
Cured Ocean Trout, picked red radish and fennel, dill and lemon dressing (GF)
Eggplant Millefoglie, tomato confit, parmesan crust and basil pesto GF/V)
Main
Pan fried King Fish with pumpkin puree, Brussels sprouts and roasted capsicum (GF)
Slow cooked Rabbit, polenta, thyme, broccoli and peas (GF)
Gnocchi with Tunnel Mushrooms, taleggio cheese and truffle (V)
Dessert
Italian Lemon Meringue Tart with mixed berry compote
Almond and Chocolate cake with strawberry coulis and cream (GF)
Cannoli filled with ricotta, chocolate and orange candy

Sunday Jazz at the Mill

Sunday 14th of May
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 May 14th&28th, June 11th&25th
Cover charge $10.00 per head. Phone for reservations.

Autumn Recital The Jacono-Martin Duo

Sunday 14th of May
2.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The Jacono-Martin Duo with John Martin on piano and Victoria Jacono-Gilmovitch on violin will perform in St Jude’s Church Bowral on Sunday 14 May commencing at 2.30pm. John Martin is well-known and well-reputed in the Highlands and is a regular performer at St Jude’s. Victoria Jacono-Gilmovitch is a highly acclaimed violinist who has performed throughout Australia and internationally. The program for the Autumn Recital includes a delectable selection of music by Brahms, de Falla, Debussy, Carr-Boyd, Gershwin and Kats-Chernin. Admission $35/$25.

Mothers Day @ Bendooley Estate

Sunday 14th of May
Bendooley Estate 3020 Old Hume Highway, Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1370

Three Course Menu - $85.00 Per Person*
Includes a special gift for mums!  
Entrée – Please make your selection
Citrus cured salmon with vanilla, pink peppercorns, crème fraiche and rice crackers
Jamon, heirloom beetroot, quinoa, wattle seeds, goat’s curd and macadamia nuts
Exotic mushrooms with parsnip cream, rye crumble and rosemary oil
Wood roasted pumpkin with harissa aioli, puffed wild rice and comtè
Main – Please make your selection
lack angus eye fillet with sarladaise potatoes, slow roasted tomato, kale and eschalot jus
Sri Lankan vegetable curry, eggplant pickle, black rice and coriander
Slow braised lamb shoulder with buckwheat polenta, cavolo nero, zucchini, olive and white anchovy salsa
Roasted barramundi fillet with tomato and fennel braised fregola, chilli and prawns
Dessert – Please make your selection
Caramelised chocolate ganache with pomegranate granita, port caramel and chocolate crumble
Vanilla bean panna cotta with spiced blueberries, pistachios and pashmak
Blue cheese mousse with pedro ximenez gel, praline and port wine prunes
White chocolate cream with apple puree, cinnamon crumble and muscovado gel 


Cycle for Cancer 2017

Sunday 14th of May
9:30am
Twin Falls Bush Cottages - Throsby Road, Fitzroy Falls
E. hulmzac@gmail.com

Cycle for Cancer is a 5hr non-competitive Mountain Bike Challenge. Registration will be from 8 am Ride starts 9:30 sharp The challenge is to be completed in teams of 2 or 4 and will require participants to bring their own bike and safety equipment to participate.
The event has been established to raise funds for Cancer Council NSWs local support programs, research and prevention programs . Participants are therefore encouraged to gain sponsorship in any way possible e.g. per lap completed or a one off sponsorship for participation.
The day will also be a great day for the whole family with plenty of, off track activities and a lively atmosphere.

Mothers Day

Sunday 14th of May
12:00pm
38 Arthur Street Moss Vale 2577
E. media@mossvalegolfclub.com.au

Celebrate your Beautiful Mother her with us at Moss Vale Golf Club, we have live music from Johnny Spitz and a little something for all mums. Please call 02 4868 1811 to book your table.

Robertson Markets

Sunday 14th of May
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!


Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 17th of May
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

Canberra Organist David Franks will perform at the Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church, Bowral, on Wednesday 17 May commencing at 1.15pm. David performs at several churches in the ACT and is a regular performer at St Jude’s. He will present an all-Bach program which he has titled “Bach Favourites”. The program opens with a movement of the A minor Concerto (transcribed from Vivaldi) followed by the Prelude and Fugue in E minor often referred to as “The Cathedral” given its grandeur and solemnity. David will conclude the recital with another popular Prelude and Fugue – that in C minor. Admission by donation.

Get into Golf at Highlands Golf Club

Wednesday 17th of May
4pm - 5pm
Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 4871 3274

MyGolf is Australia's introductory golf program for 5 to 12 year olds.

The program runs over 6-10 weeks and introduces kids to golf in a safe and healthy environment.

Participants learn new skills, make new friends and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Register now at mygolf.org.au

Price $55.00

More information contact Scott Martyn Highlands Golf Club -  4871 3274

LIGHT - An exhibition of paintings by Ann Carney Joan Blumentals

Thursday 18 - Tuesday 23 May
10:00am - 4:00pm daily
Bowral & District Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW
PH. 0418 675 288

Light - an exhibition of paintings by local artists, Ann Carney and Joan Blumentals.
18 - 23 May, 2017 at the Bowral & District Art Gallery 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW - 10:00am - 4:00pm daily.
Official opening on Saturday 20 May, 2017 - Meet and greet with the artists from 2:00pm and enjoy social
drinks and nibbles.

Investment Management Insight Luncheon Seminar hosted by Hugh MacNally Private Portfolio Managers Pty Ltd

Thursday 18th of May
12-1.30pm
The Mill Bowral, 210-224 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
PH. 02 8256 3777

For over 20 years, Private Portfolio Managers Pty Limited (PPM), a boutique investment manager, has established a proven track record of managing Australian and International equity portfolios for our clients through individually managed accounts. Our client's portfolios are tailored to meet each client’s tax, income and investment requirements.
We would be delighted for you to join us at a complimentary luncheon seminar presented by Hugh MacNally, our Executive Chairman and a Portfolio Manager, with over 30 years of investment management experience, who will share his insights on how we construct and manage portfolios for long term wealth creation.
Places strictly limited. To reserve your place please call Sally Humphris on 0418968785.
 General information only. Potential investors should consider the appropriateness of any advice to their own circumstances and seek professional advice. Private Portfolio Managers Pty Limited ABN 50 069 865 827, AFS Licence No. 241058

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 18th of May
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.

Glenquarry Peace Memorial Hall Fundraiser Night of Blues and Roots music

Friday 19th of May
Doors open 7:00 pm
Glenquarry Peace Memorial Hall, Tourist Road, Glenquarry NSW 2576
E. garynorwell@iinet.net.au

Coupe & the Roosters present a fundraiser for the Glenquarry Hall in the Southern Highlands.
Come along for a night of great blues and roots music from our 6 piece band.
You'll hear music inspired by the greats and some original pieces too.
Features Steve Coupe on Guitar and vocals, Sue Wallace Keyboard and vocals, Allan Vander Linden Guitar, John Newell on base, Gary Norwell on Drums and John Goodwin on Blues and Chromatic harmonicas and vocals. Tickets at the door or online at:- https://www.trybooking.com/PSZT

Dance for Cancer Stars of Southern Highlands

Friday 19th of May
7pm
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. kelly.dinnerville@nswcc.org.au

Cancer Council NSW is proud to present the first annual Dance for Cancer event in the Southern Highlands!
Join us for a "Dancing with the Stars" style event at Mittagong RSL, where some of the best dance teachers in the Southern Highlands and lots of great local personalities take the stage at Mittagong RSL on May 19th for a great cause!!

Autumn Twilight Concert Rubus Trio

Saturday 20th of May
5.00pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The Sydney based Rubus Trio with harpist Rowan Phemister, flautist Hannah Cui and violist Freyja Meany will present a Twilight Recital in St Jude’s Church Bowral on Saturday 20 May commencing at 5.00pm. These three young highly talented Sydney Conservatorium musicians are touring the Highlands and the South Coast. They enjoy exploring the music of the twentieth century and will include in their program music by Arnold Bax, Claude Debussy , Ernest Block, Maurice Ravel. The program also includes music by J S Bach. Admission $30/$25

Imaginings

Saturday 20th of May
3 pm
The Rose Music Room, 51F Sunninghill Avenue, Burradoo
E. keats@wirripang.com.au

Imaginings …
Enjoy musical afternoon with the versatile and eclectic pianist John Martin.
John is a familiar musician to concert goers and listeners to Australia’s classical radio networks. He will perform works by Sydney composer Mark John McEncroe, and local composer Ann Carr-Boyd, as well, he will perform several of his own pieces.
Tickets $30.00/concession $25.00 purchased at door.
For more information contact Anne Keats, Wirripang on 0419 482 360.

Showdown Southern Highlands

Saturday 20th of May
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong

Southern Highlands Showdown presenting the BIGGEST talent event in Southern Highlands history.
6th, 13th, 20th of May 3rd and 10th June
at the Mittagong RSL
AMAZING PRIZES TO BE WON
To enter, please send a 3 minute audition video via Youtube Link by 6th April.
Entries are accepted from ages 5 and older.

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 20th of May
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 

Soul Time

Sunday 21st of May
10.30 am - 12.00pm
Henrietta Rose Room, behind Old Town Hall, 16 Bendooley Street
E. soultimebowral@gmail.com

Are you looking for somewhere inspiring to spend your Sunday morning? Then come and join us and enjoy the peaceful environs and the stunning program that looks at the theme ‘Footprints in the Sand’, reflecting on the relationship between humankind and our creator, and the eternal nature of this connection.
Soul Time is an event for reflection and spiritual growth, combining live music, audio-visual pieces, readings from faiths and philosophers, authors, leaders and indigenous cultures, from all over the world.
It is not a religious or political event: There are no talks or personalities, and there is never any one belief system in focus. It is an event for reflection and spiritual growth.
Live music segments this month will feature talented local guitarist Adam Warren.
A free event open to all - it is friendly and casual - morning tea follows the program.
Phone: Sally on 0458 021 893, Email: soultimebowral@gmail.com

Evensong Concert

Sunday 21st of May
2.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The Cathedral Singers will make their annual visit to Bowral on Sunday 21 May singing Evensong (from the Book of Common Prayer) at 2.30pm to be followed by a brief recital. 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer T Tertius Noble who was organist at Ely Cathedral, York Minster and then for thirty years at St Thomas Church on 5th Avenue New York. At Evensong, the choir will sing Noble’s setting of the canticles in the key of B minor. The music at the recital will be by Palestrina, Mozart, Schubert and the English composers Ireland, Dark and Sumsion.

Foodie Fields of Autumn - Festival of the Roast

Sunday 21st of May
12-4pm
The Loch, 581 Greenhills Road, Berrima
E. brigid@simmeronthebay.com.au

Enjoying a roast and red wine in front of the open fire is the quintessential cool weather experience. At Foodie Fields of Autumn – Festival of the Roast, The Loch takes this to an entirely new level with a seven-course degustation!
Indulge in a wide array of local roasts from meat suppliers in the Highlands, duck from award winning Pepe’s, lamb on the spit from Tractorless Vineyards, brisket of Angus Beef from Medway Farm and exceptional lean fillets from the Hairy Herefords at Your Farmer. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, these delicious meats will be accompanied by the hallmark wines of Italian families in the Southern Highlands.
While you’re being kept warm listen to the stories behind some of these stand out producers and wine makers.
Bring your friends and families – after all the roast is all about coming together and community!

BUNDANOON MAKERS MARKET

Sunday 21st of May
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.

Get into Golf at Highlands Golf Club

Wednesday 24th of May
4pm - 5pm
Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 4871 3274

MyGolf is Australia's introductory golf program for 5 to 12 year olds.

The program runs over 6-10 weeks and introduces kids to golf in a safe and healthy environment.

Participants learn new skills, make new friends and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Register now at mygolf.org.au

Price $55.00

More information contact Scott Martyn Highlands Golf Club -  4871 3274

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 25th of May
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.

Jeff Lang - Alone in Bad Company

Friday 26th of May
6.30pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Jeff Lang releases his brand new CD ‘Alone In Bad Company’ February 24th, 2017 and announces national tour March – June.
In a career spanning twenty- five years and at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is Jeff Lang’s momentous new album which presents the most organic union of Lang’s talents and influences yet. Released through ABC Music on February 24th this year Alone In Bad Company is filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies demonstrating that, Lang is nothing if not a lover of song.
The first single from the album is ‘Burnside’ which immediately highlights Lang’s proficiency as one of Australia’s best guitarists with rapid fingerpicking and guitar work. Each song on the album is rendered such that an alternative approach is unimaginable and each time Lang steps up to solo, his hard-won style is unmistakable – fluid but with an edge-of-the-seat recklessness.

Stories About Hope - launch

Friday 26th of May
6 - 9pm
Old Town Hall/ Henrietta Rose Room Bendooley St Bowral
E. francinebart@gmail.com

Stories About Hope is a multimedia social art project about the dignity and strength of people from a refugee background who rebuilt their lives despite shattering experiences. RARsh and Amnesty invite you to the evening launch which will feature a panel, short video documentaries, discussion, photographic exhibition and a book for sale. Email francinebart@gmail.com so we can estimate numbers.

Tool restoration sharpening weekend workshop

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 May
9.30am to 4.30pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde Mittagong
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Tool Restoration & Sharpening with Keith Houston
Using a tool you have rescued and lovingly restored, whether it is a chisel, a plane or perhaps even
an antique bread knife, is rewarding. But what is the best way to restore an object? This two day,
hands-on course will show you how – and, importantly, what not to do. Bring a selection of hand tools,
no matter what their condition, and be prepared to transform them back into working condition,
whether for personal use or for profit. Includes morning and afternoon tea each day.

Around the World with The Southern Highlands Concert Band

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 May
Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm
Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley St Bowral
E. newjill2@southernphone.com.au

Our next concert sees The Southern Highlands Concert Band in an adventuresome mood as we search the far corners of the world for musical inspiration. The program consists of music that is associated with various towns, cities and countries across several continents. Some pieces are traditional, but many more are contemporary with featured Vocal and Instrumental soloists. Collectively they constitute the eclectic mix that has become a trademark of the band. So dust off your passport, order your tickets and come
 "Around the World with The Southern Highlands Concert Band".
Tickets $20 and Children/Students (under 18) $5

Selby Friends Presents By Arrangement Tour 1 2017

Saturday 27th of May
5:00PM
Mittagong Playhouse, 114/116 Main Street, Mittagong (nb change of venue from St. Jude's Bowral)
PH. 1300 511 099

In a time before radio, CDs and Youtube, the only way to enjoy an orchestral work over and over was to have access to an arrangement for a smaller chamber ensemble. Thus our program ‘By Arrangement’ – a truly extraordinary glance back to another era when composers and their colleagues arranged popular orchestral works for piano trio in order to allow music lovers to enjoy their favourite music in their own home! This program presents three works by the masters Haydn and Beethoven and a new arrangement of one of Ravel’s small masterpieces, all presented by three of Australia’s most outstanding artists – SSO Concertmaster Andrew Haveron, ACO Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve and pianist Kathryn Selby. Rarely performed, this is a truly unique experience for the chamber music lover!

A taste of Selby & Friends can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z82N5dfSAgQ

Ephemeral Art Weekend Workshop

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 May
9.30am to 4.30pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde Mittagong
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Ephemeral Art with Shona Wilson
Collaborate with nature. This workshop is for anyone that is interested in
connecting with their creative self in a playful and unpressured way. Using
lateral thinking you will open yourself up to new ways of thinking and
creating.
Shona Wilson is an Australian sculptor who engages with the natural world,
creating beautiful assemblages. Shona’s materials are drawn from her
surroundings, continually foraging and hoarding and is renowned for her
ability to re-contextualize materials into intricate and striking artworks.

Southern Highlands Miniature Railway

Saturday 27th of May
10.00 - 2.00
Moss Vale Showgrounds, Illawarra Highway Moss Vale
E. nrgraham@hinet.net.au

Come along and enjoy a ride on the miniature railway. Open during the Moss Vale day market.
The railway is open for general public and can also be hired for private events.
Must wear enclosed shoes.
Non for profit organisation, new members welcome.
$2.00 per ride.
Located in the far right corner of the showground.

Weather Permitting

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS NIGHT MARKETS

Saturday 27th of May
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.

Moss Vale Farmers and Flea Market

Saturday 27th of May
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! 


Jazz is at The Mill Bowral

Sunday 28th of May
3pm-6pm
The Mill Bowral, 210-224 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4871 1090

Enjoy Jazz at The Mill.
Featuring Peter Locke Trio and Celebrated Guests each fortnight at The Mill Bowral.
Cover charge $10.00 per head. Phone for reservations.

Lets Talk About Home

Sunday 28th of May
1.30 - 3.30
Old Town Hall/ Henrietta Rose Room Bendooley St Bowral
E. francinebart@gmail.com

Workshop will explore ideas of home & belonging in exile and displacement. 'Where are you from?' is one of the most common questions asked in Australia. Some people answer it with pride, some with a deep pain. What is home? Where is home? Can we who left it,ever find it again? Please register by emailing francinebart@gmail.com

Music In The Gardens - Botanic Gardens Open Day

Sunday 28th of May
11am - 1pm
Corner of Kangaloon Road & Old South Road, Bowral
E. grant.blanchard@bigpond.com

Botanic Gardens Australia New Zealand (BGANZ) Open Day
Music In The Gardens at Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens on Sunday May 28th 11am - 1pm
Featuring local community musicians -
SHACapella, Three For Tea, Moss Vale High Singers
Oxley College String Orchestra, Wuka Plukas, Women Of Note
Daisy Chain and Bowral Drum Ensemble
Entry is a gold coin donation
Coffee Culture will be on site selling tea, coffee, cake and hot food.
Please invite your friends and family! (Concert will be held under a large marquee)

Berrima Schoolyard Markets

Sunday 28th of May
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.

Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 31st of May
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

Sydney baritone Christopher Bambach accompanied by Allan Beavis on organ will present the Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church Bowral on Wednesday 31 May commencing at 1.15pm. In a varied program Christopher Bambach will sing music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Felix Mendelssohn, W A Mozart, as well as traditional music from Sweden and Afro-America. Admission by donation.

Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 31st of May
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

Sydney baritone Christopher Bambach accompanied by Allan Beavis on organ will present the Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church Bowral on Wednesday 31 May commencing at 1.15pm. In a varied program Christopher Bambach will sing music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Felix Mendelssohn, W A Mozart, as well as traditional music from Sweden and Afro-America. Admission by donation.

Get into Golf at Highlands Golf Club

Wednesday 31st of May
4pm - 5pm
Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 4871 3274

MyGolf is Australia's introductory golf program for 5 to 12 year olds.

The program runs over 6-10 weeks and introduces kids to golf in a safe and healthy environment.

Participants learn new skills, make new friends and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Register now at mygolf.org.au

Price $55.00

More information contact Scott Martyn Highlands Golf Club -  4871 3274

Pie Time

Thursday 1 - Friday 30 June
Southern Highlands, NSW
PH. 02 4871 2888

...TIME TO TASTE THE BEST

There's nothing more warming than a gourmet pie and did you know that the Southern Highlands has more home made pie outlets per square kilometre than anywhere else in Australia.

The Southern Highlands is home to award winning pie makers and with over 28 pie outlets in the region it is quickly becoming known as the ultimate pie destination.

June is Pie Time and the region is celebrating the great Aussie icon with the inaugural Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition which will crown the  region's best locally make pies and bakers. There will also be a Pie Time Festival and Dine With A Pie events throughout the month.

For all details checkout the Pie Time Website.

Pie Time

Thursday 1 - Friday 30 June
PH. 02 4871 2888


.... TIME TO TASTE THE BEST

There's nothing more warming than a gourmet winter pie.

The Southern Highlands is home to award winning pie makers and with over 28 pie outlets in the region it is quickly becoming known as the ultimate pie destination.

JUNE IS PIE TIME 

And the region will celebrate the great Aussie icon with a month long festival of events including the inaugural Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition, Pie Festival, Pie Night and Dine with a Pie. 

DID YOU KNOW

That the Southern Highlands has more home made pie outlets per square kilometre than anywhere else in Australia and has got a unique Pie Trail?

Drink and Draw - Life Drawing

Thursday 1st of June
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

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 1st of June
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.

Ghost Hunt of Old Berrima Courthouse

Saturday 3rd of June
8pm - Midnight
Argyle St, Berrima
E. PEET@APPIGHOSTHUNTS.COM

Join APPI at the Berrima Courthouse, as we search the building for any spirits who may still be within its walls.
Is Lucretia Dunkley, who was tried there and hanged in 1843 - the only woman to be hanged in Berrima, still crying in anguish at her sentence...

Or is Australia's first serial killer John Lynch, who received the death penalty in 1842, haunting the courtroom, angry at his punishment...

Berrima Court House also played a significant role in Australia’s judicial history, the very first trial by jury in the colony was held here in April 1841.

Join us for a 4 hour event at this amazing location, where you can use state of the art equipment, or revert to more spiritual methods.

Overture and Concerto @ The Rose Room

Saturday 3rd of June
4pm
The Rose Room, 51F Sunninghill Ave, Burradoo
E. diana.weston@ozemail.com.au

Gorge on the best of the baroque in music distilled into its essence for 2 harpsichords. From the intricacies of Bach’s polyphony to the spectacular concertos of Vivaldi and the lyricism of Mozart, keyboardist extraordinaire Dr Michael Tsalka and Thoroughbass’ director Diana Weston cover all bases.
Concert 1: June 3 @ 4 pm The Rose Room 51F Sunninghill Ave, Burradoo
Concert 2: June 4 @ 2.30pm All Saints Cathedral, Bathurst
Bookings $30/$25 concession includes post-concert wine and canapes and chat
M: 0411 375 821
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www.thoroughbass.com.au/events-list/overture-and-concerto

Ghost Hunt of Old Berrima Courthouse

Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 June
8pm-Midnight
Argyle St, Berrima
E. appighosthunts@gmail.com

Join APPI at the Berrima Courthouse, as we search the building for any spirits who may still be within its walls.
Is Lucretia Dunkley, who was tried there and hanged in 1843 - the only woman to be hanged in Berrima, still crying in anguish at her sentence...
Or is Australia's first serial killer John Lynch, who received the death penalty in 1842, haunting the courtroom, angry at his punishment...
Berrima Court House also played a significant role in Australia’s judicial history, the very first trial by jury in the colony was held here in April 1841.
Join us for a 4 hour event at this amazing location, where you can use state of the art equipment, or revert to more spiritual methods.

Burradoo Polocrosse Carnival

Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 June
8.30am
Bong Bong Racecourse, 460 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral
E. alina.gilpin@gmail.com

All spectators welcome!
Free entry, canteen and bar facilities all weekend. Enjoy a day out with the family and come watch a truly amazing horse sport.

NSW Siberian Express training boot camp

Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 June
1pm
Belanglo State Forest Daly's Clearing
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express 3rd & Final Training bootcamp for 2017
Saturday 1-3 pm Sunday 8am to 10am.
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.
We'll also add some great exercise to keep your dog focused
Afterwards everyone is welcome to camp & come to our Sunday bootcamp.
Spectators are welcome we just ask that all dogs are kept on a lead

Colo Vale Markets

Saturday 3rd of June
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.   

Exeter Markets

Saturday 3rd of June
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.