What's On

The Salon Style Hang Exhibition

Saturday 5 May - Tuesday 31 July
10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Milk Factory Gallery -33 Station Street Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

An eclectic mix of artwork from our Stockroom displayed in a 'salon-style hang' .

If you have spent time in museums or galleries lately, there's a good chance that you
will have seen an exhibition hung 'salon'style' - a term that refers to
large groupings of art that extend higher and lower than the traditional eye-level
single row or 'museum style' hanging. This exhibition will feature an eclectic mix of artwork from our gallery artists displayed in a 'salon-hang' style. Works include paintings, prints, works on paper, photography.

Host A Murder Christmas in July

Wednesday 6 June - Tuesday 31 July
Fitzroy Inn & Berida Hotel
E. petereedy@bigpond.com

Join us when we are all invited by William Sheep-Sheer to his latest recital at the Glib Theatre where disaster strikes.
We have a Host a murder theme ‘The Maiming of the Shrew’ set on the 12th night before Christmas. It took 2 years to write this brilliant take off of Shakespeare. We are the longest running murder mystery company in the world and, to celebrate, all players have the opportunity of winning a free holiday in our villa in Fiji with 5 friends

The Host a murder team are available for EOFY Lunches, high-teas or dinners, including Christmas in July celebrations. We can come to your resort, hotel or a location of your choosing and we have 12 themes to choose from played over a meal from 10 to 100 guests, 7 days per week.
To see how much fun Host a murder is visit www.hostamurder.com.au

Cultivate - inspired by nature

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

New work in jewellery, ceramics, basketry & textiles inspired by nature – including Helen Earl, Mollie Bosworth, Cathy Franzi, Julie Ryder, Beth Hatton, Cara Johnson, Sophie Carnell, Leanne Marshall, Simon Lownsborough & Sue Codee.
Opening Sunday 10 June, 11am.

Annual Artists Studio Stockroom Sale

Saturday 30 June - Tuesday 31 July
10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Milk Factory Gallery -33 Station Street Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

The Artists Studio Sale features works from our gallery artists studios as well as the gallery Stockroom. For one month only works in the sale are a minimum of 25% up to 50%. A perfect time to pick up a wonderful piece of art at an excellent price. Paintings, drawings, ltd. edition prints, works on paper, photography, sculpture, ceramics and more...

ROBERT BILLINGTON ART SALE

Sunday 1 - Tuesday 31 July
10AM - 5PM
Milk Factory Gallery, 33 Station St, Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

ANNEX GALLERY

Robert Billington photographs, posters and books.

Robert Billington is a local photographer renowned for his images of Sydney Harbour, country scenes and quirky pics. Robert’s photographs and original works are available on sale for the month of July in the ANNEX GALLERY at the Milk Factory.

Wintertime @ Farm Club

Sunday 1 - Tuesday 31 July
Farm Club, Cnr Greenhills and Werai Road, Werai
PH. 0436 398 864

Farm Club Café will be serving Christmas favourites throughout the month of July.
Plum Pudding, Roasts and Mulled Wine will feature on our specials board! 
OR stay at Farm Club Australia for Christmas in July. 
Lounge by the roaring fire and enjoy a beautiful bottle of red wine (on us!). 
Please visit the Farm Club Australia website to book!  

Darling Mills Studio Gallery Inaugural Exhibition

Thursday 5 July - Thursday 16 August
Just a Smidge, 16A Bowral Rd, Mittagong
E. hello@darlingmillsstudio.com

Darling Mills Studio Gallery is a brand new art space in the heart of Mittagong. You can find the gallery inside the Just a Smidge store at 16A Bowral Rd, Mittagong.

Our first stockroom exhibition runs from the 5th of July to the16th of August and includes work from Emily Besser, Julia Francis, Vanessa Encarnacao, Kate Pittas, Andrea Hamann, Jo Olive, Fiona Barrett-Clark and Rachel Moodie.

Join us for drinks with the artists on Saturday the 14th of July at 1pm.

Wayne Davis and Friends - Serendipity Art Show

Thursday 19 - Tuesday 24 July
10.00am to 4.00pm
Bowral Art Gallery 1 Short Street, Bowral
E. varley.e@gmail.com

Wayne Davis and Friends - Serendipity Art Show
This event showcases a variety of works from watercolour to oils. This is an opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy a diversity of styles, subjects and mediums. Art Works for Sale
Exhibition open from Thursday 19 July – Tuesday 24 July 2018 - 10am to 4pm daily
Please join us for refreshments at the show opening - Saturday 21 July, 3pm
Bowral Art Gallery 1 Short Street, Bowral
Art Works for Sale

Christmas in July Degustation

Wednesday 25th of July
from 6.30pm
Shop 1, 118 Main Street, 118 Main Street
E. leanne@glasscafe.com.au

Oh the weather outside is frightful but Christmas is so delightful. You’ve no longer got no place to go…
The crisp winter air makes the Southern Highlands the ideal place to celebrate Christmas in July.
We are preparing yuletide delights throughout July. Join the party by booking a degustation table on
Friday 20th July or
Wednesday 25th July.
4 courses $50, 5 courses $60 per person and partake in a feast of all your favourites.
If you have a larger group name the date and we will deck the halls with a meal tailored to your needs.

Ceramics Hand building in clay for beginners

Wednesday 25th of July
9.00 am - 12.00noon
Studio 3, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral, NSW 2576
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This new ceramics class is designed for beginners in clay work. We'll explore basic hand building techniques in clay like pinch, coil and slab as well as modelling. If you would like to participate in this beginners ceramic class contact Tracey on traceymillermail@gmail.com This will be a lot of fun. The course runs for three hours each Wednesday morning for ten weeks. See more information at www.traceymiller.com.au/hand-building-ceramics-bdas

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 26th of July
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Cherry Tree Hill wine dinner

Friday 27th of July
6.30 for 7.00pm
Feast at Berrima, 1 Market Place Berrima
E. enquiries@feastatberrima.com.au

With our first Cherry Tree Hill wine dinner sold out within a week, we have scheduled a repeat for Friday 27th July.
Contact us to make your booking before it is too late!

Painting Drawing - Exhibition of Artworks at Bowral Art Gallery

Friday 27 July - Sunday 5 August
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. office@bdasgallery.com

This week we feature the works of: Belinda Bateman - Linda Cocks - Anne-France Fulgence - Emilie Lidden -
Susan Love - Floyd Lusterbridge - Karen Mentink - Githa Pilbrow - Jen Robertson - Isobel Scott - Julie Tinnion

The artists meet on Thursdays in Studio 1 at the BDAS under the guidance of our talented tutor A-F Fulgence.

The exhibition is opening on Friday 27 July, and showcases the work produced over the last 12 months.
We would like to kindly invite you and your friends to share drinks and food with us on that night from 6 - 8pm.

This is a group exhibition, and as such the range of subjects, and approaches to similar subjects, demonstrate our diverse talents. Works will be for sale.
The exhibition continues daily from 10am-4pm from 27th July until 5 August. Allwelcome

Cooking Demonstration Wine Tour - Homemade Raviolo

Friday 27th of July
6:00pm
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest
E. michele@shw.com.au

Impress your dinner guests and learn how to make your very own homemade ravioli!

On the night you will learn how to make two different types of raviolo (meat and vegetarian).

Followed by a wine tour with our very own winemaker Eddy.

Then sit down and relax with a glass of wine and a two course meal prepared especially for you

Cost: $65 per person
Date: Friday 27th July, 2018
Time: 6:00pm

Where: Southern Highlands Winery - Cnr Oldbury Rd & Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest

Bookings Essential: 4868 2300

Diesel - 30 Year Thang

Friday 27th of July
6pm-11pm diesel on stage 9.30pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com,au

Diesel returns to the Bowral Bowling Club for this exclusive solo show as he show cases 30 years of his musical genius.

Groove Away the Blues - Gala Fundraiser

Saturday 28th of July
7pm
Mittagong RSL Club (Cnr Hume Highway & Bessemer Street, Mittagong NSW 2575)
PH. (02) 4872 6700

The Highlands Health Club is hosting their 3rd annual fundraiser ''GROOVE AWAY THE BUES'' for mental health awareness & suicide prevention in support of the Black Dog Institute. Join us for a 3-course dinner & live performances from local artists, hosted by Australia's most renowned Comedian - Anthony Ackroyd.

Tickets are $100 ($950 for a table of 10) from the Mittagong RSL Reception.

An Italian Christmas in July

Saturday 28th of July
6:00pm
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest
E. admin@shw.com.au

Join us for an 11-course Italian inspired Christmas dinner on the 28th July

Cost $80 per person and includes: 11 courses and wine

Menu:

1. Insalata Russa (shared plate)
Fresh steamed vegetables served with Russian aioli

2. Insalata Di Mare (shared plate)
Medley of seafood dressed with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and parsley

3. Antipasto (shared plate)
Selection of cured meats and cheeses with marinated vegetables

4. Tortellini in Brodo
Veal stuffed pasta served with vegetable consume/broth

5. Tagliolini Salmone
Tagliolini pasta with leeks, shallots, smoked salmon and a touch of cream

6. Sgroppino
Lemon sorbet, prosecco and vodka

7. Cotecchino Con Lenticchie E ‘Cren’(shared plate)
Italian large pork sausage, served with lentil soup and horseradish sauce

8. Dentice Al Forno Con Caponata
Snapper with caponata

9. Stinco Di Agnello Con Verdure Al Forno
Slow cooked lamb shank served with seasonal roasted vegetables

10. Tronchetto Di Natale Al Cioccolato (shared plate)
Christmas Chocolate Tronchetto cake

11. Panettone/Pandoro (shared plate)
Served with cream

Italian Christmas In July

Saturday 28th of July
6:00pm
Cnr Oldbury Road & Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
PH. 02 4868 2300

Italian Christmas In July

11 Course Traditional Dinner & Wine

Cost $80 per person

Bookings Essential

Menu

1. Insalata Russa (shared plate) Fresh steamed vegetables served with Russian aioli 
 2. Insalata Di Mare (shared plate) Medley of seafood dressed with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and parsley 3. Antipasto (shared plate) Selection of cured meats and cheeses with marinated vegetables
 4. Tortellini in Brodo Veal stuffed pasta served with vegetable consume/broth
 5. Tagliolini Salmone Tagliolini pasta with leeks, shallots, smoked salmon and a touch of cream
 6. Sgroppino Lemon sorbet, prosecco and vodka
 7. Cotecchino Con Lenticchie E ‘Cren’(shared plate) Italian large pork sausage served with lentil soup and horseradish sauce
 8. Dentice Al Forno Con Caponata Snapper with caponata
 9. Stinco Di Agnello Con Verdure Al Forno Slow cooked lamb shank served with seasonal roasted vegetables
 10. Tronchetto Di Natale Al Cioccolato (shared plate) Christmas Chocolate Tronchetto cake
 11. Panettone/Pandoro (shared plate) Served with cream

Tractorless Vineyard Six dish canape degustation

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 July
Various times each day
Tractorless Vineyard @ Eling Forest Estate 12587 Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
E. wine@tractorlessvineyard.com.au

Join us for a pop-up degustation experience featuring six canapes created by the chefs of Grand Bistro Bowral, each perfectly matched with an accompanying Tractorless Vineyard wine.

Enjoy direct access to Jeff Aston the wine maker among a small group of only 30 others, as he guides you through each wine right in the winery.


Maugers Paddock to Plate Tour

Saturday 28th of July
10.00am
"Laurel View" 5110 Illawarra Highway, Robertson
E. bookings@maugers.com.au

Journey with local farmer and butcher, John Mauger, to get a unique insight into Maugers Meats' grass-fed beef and lamb operation. Our paddock to plate tour will take you from the family farm, "Laurel View", where John grew up, to the historical Maugers Meats Butcher Shop in Burrawang, where John ran the family butchery business for over 40 years. You will have the opportunity to learn, from the source, about every step of where your meat comes from and how Maugers Meats produce their premium quality locally grown meat. The three hour tour includes a short presentation on Maugers' beef and lamb production, morning tea, farm tour, meat tasting (slow cooked Maugers' meat on a soft bread roll with our house made chutney or relish - a local speciality!) and beef boning demonstration - "the Art of Butchery" - at the Burrawang shop.

Melting Pot Theatre's CRASH TEST DRAMA

Saturday 28th of July
3pm - 5pm
Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Bundanoon

Crash Test Drama is essentially " 8 plays in half a day"; cast, rehearsed and performed in one afternoon.
8 x 10 min plays by local writers are selected.
Plays are rehearsed and performed "script in hand".
A couple of hours of rehearsal - the audience arrive and the performance of 8 short plays starts at 3pm.
The audience vote for their favourite play, a Guest Judge selects Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress. At the end of the show, while the votes are being counted, the audience gather at the back of the hall for wine and nibblies. The results are then announced.
5 Crash Test Drama events are held throughout the year.
$10 a head, payable at the door
Huge fun - bring your friends.

MOSS VALE MARKET

Saturday 28th of July
9am-2pm * No night market
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. admin@beestingevents.net

This Market is an exciting family and friends social event. Bring the kids and all your friends so you can enjoy the food, entertainment and speciality stalls! 

Please note: Check the dates for December no market January

Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 28th of July
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

SHORRCCC July Race Day

Sunday 29th of July
9am to 4.30pm
Government Road, Yerrinbool
E. shorrccc1@gmail.com

Join the Southern Highlands Off Road R/C Car Club (SHORRCCC) for some electric 1/10th scale buggy and truck fun Sunday 8.30am to 4.30pm at Yerrinbool Oval, Government Road, Yerrinbool.

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

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

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

LOUISA ATKINSON WATERCOLOUR - THE POSSUM

Sunday 29th of July
10.30 am - 4 pm
Harper's Mansions, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

Midwinter Christmas

Sunday 29th of July
11:30am - 4pm
581 Greenhills Road, Berrima, NSW 2577
E. nuttymilla@yahoo.com.au

If you’re partial to traditional Christmas fare, winter is the perfect time to indulge in that festive feast usually reserved for our warmer months. So gather your friends and family and join us at The Loch for lunch in front of the fire or in the garden to celebrate Christmas in July.

A lavish, three-course paddock-to-plate set menu will be specially created by owner and chef Brigid Kennedy. As with all events at The Loch, the produce used will either be fresh from our own farm or locally sourced, supporting Southern Highlands producers.

Price: $68 per adult
Bookings essential via our website.

Christmas in July at the Taphouse

Sunday 29th of July
12pm every Sunday in July
490-494 Argyle St, Moss Vale
PH. 02 4899 7100

Every Sunday in July is "Christmas in July" at the Southern Highlands Brewing Taphouse.
Come in enjoy a roast with your favourite craft beer, mulled wine or mulled beer!

Sunday Roast

Sunday 29th of July
11:30am- 3pm
1 Ferguson Crescent
E. bookings@fitzroyinn.com.au

Come to the Historic Fitzroy Inn and enjoy a Sunday Roast.

Locals Day

Sunday 29th of July
All day
Bowral Golf Club
E. admin@bowralgolfclub.com.au

Locals Day *- $20 green fees all day
Bowral Golf Club was established in 1901, the Clubhouse provides a real club feel with friendly members and staff, poker machines were voted out around the turn of the century. There are plenty of historical items on show from 100 year old trophies to a world war one flag retrieved from a Turkish officer near Palestine in 1917, open fire places provides warmth and ambience.
On the last Sunday of every month we invite Southern Highlands locals to enjoy our beautiful golf course and Clubhouse. We are the oldest Club in the Highlands and are also open to visitors 7 days a week. Bowral Golf Club is an established club that provides not only a good golf course, but a social centre as well special member events held regularly. We hope that you enjoy your game.

Ceramics Hand building in clay for beginners

Wednesday 1st of August
9.00 am - 12.00noon
Studio 3, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral, NSW 2576
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This new ceramics class is designed for beginners in clay work. We'll explore basic hand building techniques in clay like pinch, coil and slab as well as modelling. If you would like to participate in this beginners ceramic class contact Tracey on traceymillermail@gmail.com This will be a lot of fun. The course runs for three hours each Wednesday morning for ten weeks. See more information at www.traceymiller.com.au/hand-building-ceramics-bdas

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 2nd of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Mixed Media Portrait Workshop

Saturday 4th of August
10.00 am-4.00 pm
Studio 1, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral.
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This workshop is suitable for all artistic levels including absolute beginners. Come along to this art workshop and enjoy exploring mixed media to make a portrait.


This art workshop is highly suitable for beginner and intermediate artists.

You’ll use collage, paint, pastel and graphite to create your image.


Cost: $120.

For more information download the PDF

To enrol contact Tracey on traceymillermail@gmail.com

FROCK UP & ROCK UP

Saturday 4th of August
7PM - LATE
CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS RESTAURANT, 252 CENTENNIAL RD BOWRAL
PH. 02 4861 8701

BDCU Children's Foundation invites you to Frock Up & Rock Up at Centennial Vineyards Restaurant featuring The John Field Band. Tickets $120. Canapes, Oyster Station, Grazing Plates and Desserts. Wine/Beer/Soft Drinks until 10pm. Bar facilities available. Proceeds from the dinner will support local youth mental health.
      RSVP: 21 JULY 2018        

DRESS: GLAM

Dry Stone Wall Workshop

Saturday 4th of August
10am - 4pm
Ashton Park, 6077 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. peta@petaseaton.com.au

It's just stones + gravity!

Love the idea of stone wall building in your garden? Or inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’s cairn sculptures?
As an archaeologist, I love stones and ancient stone walls - and I have been building stone walls for several years. Everything I learned, I found out from ‘just doing it’.

If spending a hands-on day in fresh air sounds like you, join me for a day of gentle stone wall experience in our paddock; enjoy a delicious Barn lunch, a fortifying morning and afternoon tea to keep your strength up, as you admire your contribution to help build what locals call the ‘Great Wall of Moss Vale’.
Dates:
Saturday 4 August, 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Ashton Park Paddock

Cost: A$130 per day (incl GST)
(Including all materials and band-aids, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, gravity - and gloves)
To book or register interest, call 0427 203 402 or fill out this contact form.
WET WEATHER; It's not much fun in wet weather! We will decide the day before if the weather looks dodgy, and you can reschedule or be refunded if it's too wet.

Retford Park Open Garden

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 August
10AM-3PM
Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral
E. spollock@nationaltrust.com.au

Enjoy the winter garden.

There's also a great exhibition of another great National Trust property, Everglades Historic House and Gardens. This exhibition is by Tracy Ponich and titled, TRANSITIONS.  

Click here for all the details.  

It's not often that you get to see two properties at once - well worth the visit!  

Open Gardens:    

The gardens will be open to the public on the first weekend of each month (except January). If the 1st of the month falls on a Sunday, it is that weekend that the gardens are open. Although food and refreshments will be available when the garden is open for public inspection, you are more than welcome to bring a picnic as there are many idyllic spots to claim for a lazy lunchtime.

Cost:    • Adults - $15    • Concession - $10   • Children - $5   Family (2a,2c) $35

 • National Trust members - FREE

Please note the house will not be open.

Photograph provided from and credited to Tracy Ponich

Exeter Markets

Saturday 4th of August
9.00am - 1.30pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. Jill 0419 808 022


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

Some new stallholders for 2018!!

Highlands Forge - Curly will have a range of his fabulous cast iron pieces and is bringing his anvil and gas Forge to the market. He will be demonstrating blacksmithing and will make butchers hooks and some small items, as well as do repairs. If you need anything repaired, please bring it along.

The Australian Prestige Oyster & Prawn Company. Ryan from Kiama will have a range of fresh fish from the South Coast. He is young and passionate about what he sells. If you’re entertaining or want some fresh fish for the weekend, make sure you get to the market early to make your purchase.

Lilac Lane Florals. Jessica is from Wollongong and recently started her floral business. She will have a selection of beautiful floral arrangements for you, your home or gifts from very reasonable prices. Check her Facebook Page.

The Messy Soaper. Tracey is from Crookwell and makes all her colourful soaps from natural ingredients in a traditional way. I’m sure you’ll love her wares.

Mad Creations. Madeleine is a Highlands resident. Her succulents and terrariums are magnificent and definitely worth purchasing for that sunny dry spot indoors or outdoors.

Ola Chola makes the best artisan sweet and savoury empanadas and sweets. Come and meet Nashla and try an empanada with coffee for morning tea. You can also purchase a few to take home for later.


Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 4th of August
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

A HOST OF GOLDEN DAFFODILS - ENJOY AUGUST AT HARPERS MANSION

Saturday 4th of August
10.30AM - 4PM
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.

Bundanoon and Marulan Celebrate 150 Years of Rail

Sunday 5th of August
8.30am - 2pm
Railway Avenue, Bundanoon
E. joshua.hewitt.jh@gmail.com

The celebration of the Sesquicentenary of the opening of the railway line from Sutton Forest (now Moss Vale) to Marulan will occur on Sunday the 5th August 2018.
The Bundanoon History Group and the Marulan and District Historical Society have planned a day of celebrations to mark the occasion including an official launch of the Bundanoon station restoration by Sydney Trains (10.30 am) and an Open Day providing first glimpse inside Bundanoon’s historic station since 2006 (to 2.30 pm)
There will be community ceremonies in Bundanoon (10.30 am) and Marulan (12.15 pm) celebrating 150 years of rail.
Event trains provided by NSW trains linking Bundanoon, Marulan and the southern villages will run on the day.
Festivities, displays, food, entertainment and activities around Bundanoon and Marulan stations (10.30 am – 2.30 pm), plus markets at Bundanoon from 8.30 am

Country - ancient lands

Sunday 5 August - Sunday 16 September
10am to 5pm
Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

New work by Australian ceramic artist Avi Amesbury inspired by her recent international residency in Tel Aviv. Opening Sunday 5 August at 11am.

Blue Note at the Blue Pub

Sunday 5th of August
2pm
The Bowral Hotel 412 Bong Bong Street Bowral
E. shjazz@gmail.com

The 'Blue Note at the Blue Pub' is a monthly jazz event at the Bowral Hotel, the first Sunday of the month from 2pm-5pm, that features the Brendan Clarke Trio. "Brendan Clarke is one of the foremost bassist on the Australian Jazz Scene." John McBeth, The Australian. Entry is free and there is reasonably priced food and beverages available. This is a kid friendly event too!

Macro Floral Painting Workshop

Sunday 5th of August
10.00 am-4.00 pm
Studio 1, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral.
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Create your own, beautiful, large-scale floral painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide beginner and intermediate artists through the steps to create your own art work.

Tutor: Tracey Miller – see more at http://traceymiller.com.au


Cost: $120.

Contact: For enquiries and to enrol contact Tracey on

E: traceymillermail@gmail.com

Fungi Feast A Truffle Degustation

Sunday 5th of August
12-4pm
581 Greenhills Road, Berrima
E. brigid@theloch.net.au

Winter is a time of fires and feasting in the Highlands, and there is no more decadent ingredient than the truffle. For The Loch’s next seasonal Foodie Field Day, chef Brigid Kennedy has put together a true Fungi Feast – an inspired seven-course degustation lunch celebrating the rich and aromatic flavours of truffles and exotic mushrooms.

Each course will be paired with a matching Southern Highlands beverage, while guests will be informed and entertained by local producers as they share insights into their craft.

Highlights of the decadent menu include crisp pork belly with soy-glazed shiitake mushrooms; french onion soup with panko-crumbed truffle brie; twice-cooked leek and chestnut mushroom soufflé; and milk-braised beef with Jerusalem artichoke, truffle shavings and truffled onion rings.

This is a premium annual event not to be missed.

$145 per person or $195 with wines
Bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/398699

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 5th of August
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. 

A Host of Golden Daffodils - Enjoy August at Harpers Mansion

Sunday 5th of August
10.30am-4.00pm every weekend
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.

LOUISA ATKINSON WATERCOLOUR - THE POSSUM

Sunday 5th of August
10.30 am - 4 pm
Harper's Mansions, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

Blue Note at the Blue Pub

Sunday 5th of August
3pm-6pm
412 Bong Bong St Bowral, NSW 2576
E. shjazzinc@gmail.com

Brendan Clarke is one of the foremost bassist on the Australian jazz scene, having played with luminaries such as Chris Potter, Maria Schneider, Dale Barlow, Warwick Alder, Sandy Evans, Bernie McGann, Vince Jones and local talent Ben Jones along with many other noteable musicians. He has studied in New York, toured Japan, China, and Europe and now luckily for us is based in Canberra. You can hear Brendan and his unmissable trio the first Sunday afternoon of each month at the Bowral Hotel.

Ceramics Hand building in clay for beginners

Wednesday 8th of August
9.00 am - 12.00noon
Studio 3, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral, NSW 2576
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This new ceramics class is designed for beginners in clay work. We'll explore basic hand building techniques in clay like pinch, coil and slab as well as modelling. If you would like to participate in this beginners ceramic class contact Tracey on traceymillermail@gmail.com This will be a lot of fun. The course runs for three hours each Wednesday morning for ten weeks. See more information at www.traceymiller.com.au/hand-building-ceramics-bdas

Southern Highlands Evening CWA Movie Premiere - Chesil Beach

Thursday 9th of August
6 for 6.30
Empire Cinema, Bowral
E. treasurer.shecwa@gmail.com

Movie Premiere to support our Farmers, Southern Highlands Evening

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 9th of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Comedy For A Cause - in support of Exeter Public School

Friday 10th of August
Doors 7pm/Show 8pm
Moss Vale Services Club, Cnr Argyle and Yarrawa Streets Moss Vale
E. exeterpandc.secretary@gmail.com

Comedy For A Cause, in support of Exeter Public School.
Featuring comedians from Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals:
Gary Eck / Seamus McAlary / Peter Meisel / Joe Comino
Book your tickets ASAP so you don't miss out!
Tell your friends! Get a group together! Come along for a laughter-filled night out, while supporting a great cause at the same time.
A significant proportion of each ticket price will go straight to Exeter Public School, to provide resources and programs for the students of this small rural school.

Mental As Anything

Friday 10th of August
Doors 6pm - Mental As Anything on Stage 8.30pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com,au

Mental As Anything bring their unique brand of rock n roll and their swag of hits to The Bowral Bowling Club for a show not to be missed.

Tickets via www.eclecticsounds.com.au , Moshtix or Bowral Bowling Club

My Highland Home Exhibition of Paintings themed around the Southern Highlands

Friday 10 - Sunday 19 August
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. office@bdasgallery.com

"My Highland Home" is an exhibition of paintings entered into the Inaugural Belle Property Bowral Art Prize 2018.
Bowral & District Art Society Inc. thank Belle Property Bowral for sponsorship - First Prize (Acquisitive) $3000, Second Prize $1500, People's Choice $500

This promises to be an exhibition well work placing in your calendar - you will get a glimpse into the Southern Highlands as seen by our artists - not only will you be able to see familiar scenes captured on large format, but also some of the more secret spots known only to few!

The exhibition official opening and prize ceremony will be held on Friday 10th August 2018 at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join us for refreshments at the Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral. The exhibition begins Friday 10 August and runs until Sunday 19 August and will be open from 10am - 4pm

Dying to Know Weekend Workshops

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 August
9:30am-4.00pm
Quest for Life Centre, 13-33 Ellsmore Road, Bundanoon NSW 2578
E. programs@questforlife.com.au

Bringing to life conversations around death, dying, bereavement

These workshops are designed to demystify, educate and bring conversation around death into the open. They will help people feel equipped to know what to do, whether facing their own or another's mortality.

On Saturday, join our panel of experts as they explore how we can support those who are caring, dying or grieving, and how we can change the ways in which we walk with death on a personal, familial and community level.
On Sunday, learn how to use creative writing to generate a greater sense of meaning and purpose.

Attend one or both workshops. Accommodation (optional) at our tranquil Quest for Life is available for 1 or 2 nights.
FEES: $299 - Saturday workshop including lunch, refreshments
$130 - Sunday workshop including lunch, refreshments
$160 - Accommodation/night including breakfast

A HOST OF GOLDEN DAFFODILS - ENJOY AUGUST AT HARPERS MANSION

Saturday 11th of August
10.30AM - 4PM
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.

Bowral Public School Markets

Saturday 11th of August
8AM-1PM
BOWRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL, BENDOOLEY ST, BOWRAL
E. enquire@bowralpsmarket.com

The BPSM is a Maker's Market, It's a Producer's Market, It is an Artisan Market all in one. Very much like a traditional European Market set in the beautiful Southern Highlands.
The BPSM is held on the grounds of the Bowral Public School and has been hailed
as one of the best markets in the region.
The BPSM is known for quality and the professional courteous stallholders making it a great day out.
NB: In accordance with NSW DEC regulations BPSM is a non smoking area.
NB: Dogs are permitted on BPS grounds during market days. Please ensure that your dog(s) is on a hand held lead at all times, and that you control excessive barking and aggression towards other dogs – and don’t forget a poop bag. 
NB: Regularly held on the second Saturday  - check the date for December - January dates change also.

Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 11th of August
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

LOUISA ATKINSON WATERCOLOUR - THE POSSUM

Sunday 12th of August
10.30 am - 4 pm
Harper's Mansions, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

Robertson Markets

Sunday 12th of August
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!
No January Market.


A Host of Golden Daffodils - Enjoy August at Harpers Mansion

Sunday 12th of August
10.30am-4.00pm every weekend
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.

Bowral Golf Club Open Days

Wednesday 15th of August
Cnr Kangaloon Road & David Street, Bowral
E. proshop@bowralgolfclub.com.au

2018 Wednesday Open Days.

Just pay the competition fee. 

Players must have a golf club membership and club handicap.

21 March
18 April
16 May
20 June
18 July
15 August
19 September
17 October
14 November
12 December 

Bookings are essential and subject to availability.

Bowral Golf Club

Ceramics Hand building in clay for beginners

Wednesday 15th of August
9.00 am - 12.00noon
Studio 3, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral, NSW 2576
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This new ceramics class is designed for beginners in clay work. We'll explore basic hand building techniques in clay like pinch, coil and slab as well as modelling. If you would like to participate in this beginners ceramic class contact Tracey on traceymillermail@gmail.com This will be a lot of fun. The course runs for three hours each Wednesday morning for ten weeks. See more information at www.traceymiller.com.au/hand-building-ceramics-bdas

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 16th of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

The Radiators

Friday 17th of August
6pm - 11pm
Bowral Bowling Club - 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Legendary aussie rockers The Radiators play the Bowral Bowling Club - The Home of Original Music in The Highlands.

Doors 6pm - Support Act 7.30pm - The Radiators 8.30pm

The Mill Street Feast - FRI-YAY

Friday 17th of August
3:30pm to 8:30pm
The Mill, Cnr Bong Bong & Bundaroo Street, Bowral

Local, artisanal, fresh farm produce, fun, dine and imbibe soak up the Southern Highlands with us.
Enter via the carpark on Bundaroo Street, Bowral.

Kombucha Chinotto Elderflower Wild Wine and Lemoncello

Saturday 18th of August
10am - 3pm
Ashton Park, 6077 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. peta@petaseaton.com.au

Kombucha, Chinotto, Elderflower 'Wild Wine' and Lemoncello

Kombucha! - excited to announce our partnership with Gillian Kozicki of Cultured Artisans https://www.culturedartisans.com.au/. Kombucha will be the centrepiece of Gillian’s special Winter and Spring workshops at Ashton Park, along with artisanal experiences with elderflower 'wild wine', ratafia and limoncello

Gillian will take us through the fermentation of Kombucha, and depending on the season we will then take advantage of winter citrus, or spring elderflowers and green walnuts to make elderflower ‘wild wine’, ancient ratafia, and the gorgeous Italian essence in limoncello and chinotto, using adding foraged herbs from the kitchen garden.
DATES: Saturday August 18 (with Lemoncello and Chinotto)
Saturday October 13 (with Ratafia and Elderflower 'wild wine')
10am - 3pm
$80 pp, $140 a couple (incl GST)

Selby Friends Presents Tormented Souls

Saturday 18th of August
5:00PM
Mittagong Playhouse, 114/116 Main St, Mittagong
E. info@selbyandfriends.com.au

Selby & Friends Presents: TORMENTED SOULS
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano trio in G major, Op.121a Kakadu Variations
Robert Schumann - Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op.110
Olivier Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Featuring
Kathryn Selby, Piano
Natalie Chee, Violin
Julian Smiles, Cello
Lloyd Van’t Hoff, Clarinet

Cheesemaking workshop Camembert Ricotta Mascarpone

Saturday 18th of August
10am-4pm
95 Clemens Road, Woodlands, Mittagong 2575
E. lucynias@hotmail.com

In this 6 hour hands-on workshop you will learn the secrets of one of the most iconic of all French cheeses, Camembert - a cheese that has become synonymous with warm summer evenings, glasses of wine, sunsets and relaxation. You will learn how to develop and mature the bland rubbery curds of renneted milk into a creamy elegant and fragrant delicacy and also find time for ricotta and mascarpone, taking home your creations. An achievement to be truly proud of! All workshops run from 10am - 4pm, cost $150 per person and include all equipment, ingredients and a light lunch of homegrown and homemade food from our beautiful farm .
For bookings and further information please contact Lucy 0423 527 227 or lucynias@hotmail.com

Maugers Paddock to Plate Tour

Saturday 18th of August
10.00am
"Laurel View" 5110 Illawarra Highway, Robertson NSW 2577
E. bookings@maugers.com.au

Journey with local farmer and butcher, John Mauger, to get a unique insight into Maugers Meats' free range grass-fed beef and lamb quality operation.

Our Paddock To Plate & Pies Tour will take you from the family farm, "Laurel View", where John grew up, to the historical Maugers Meats Butcher Shop in Burrawang, where John ran the family butchery business for over 40 years. You will have the opportunity to learn, from the source, about every step of where your meat comes from and how Maugers Meats produce their premium quality locally grown meat and along the way you will get to sample pies made from meat produced on the farm.

The three hour tour includes a short presentation on Maugers' beef and lamb production, morning tea, farm tour, meat and pie tasting, and beef boning demonstration - "the Art of Butchery" - at the Burrawang shop.

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 18th of August
8.00am - 2.00pm
Uniting Church Grounds - Cnr Alice & Albert St Mittagong
PH. Sandra 0424 095 195

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

Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 18th of August
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

A HOST OF GOLDEN DAFFODILS - ENJOY AUGUST AT HARPERS MANSION

Saturday 18th of August
10.30AM - 4PM
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.

SHORRCCC August Race Day

Sunday 19th of August
9am to 4.30pm
Government Road, Yerrinbool
E. shorrccc1@gmail.com

Join the Southern Highlands Off Road R/C Car Club (SHORRCCC) for some electric 1/10th scale buggy and truck fun Sunday 8.30am to 4.30pm at Yerrinbool Oval, Government Road, Yerrinbool.

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

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

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

Kite Flying Day Workshop

Sunday 19th of August
10am - 2pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd, Bowral
E. events@shbg.com.au

Come and enjoy a day of kite building and flying. Join in the kite building workshop or bring your own.
 Fun for all the family
Balloon sculpting, face painting, Refreshments and Sausage sizzle available
Tickets: $2 per person entry to event, $15 per person attending the workshop including
event entry, kite kit, construction & decorating.
Booking to workshop essential!

A Host of Golden Daffodils - Enjoy August at Harpers Mansion

Sunday 19th of August
10.30am-4.00pm every weekend
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.

LOUISA ATKINSON WATERCOLOUR - THE POSSUM

Sunday 19th of August
10.30 am - 4 pm
Harper's Mansions, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 19th of August
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.

Ceramics Hand building in clay for beginners

Wednesday 22nd of August
9.00 am - 12.00noon
Studio 3, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral, NSW 2576
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This new ceramics class is designed for beginners in clay work. We'll explore basic hand building techniques in clay like pinch, coil and slab as well as modelling. If you would like to participate in this beginners ceramic class contact Tracey on traceymillermail@gmail.com This will be a lot of fun. The course runs for three hours each Wednesday morning for ten weeks. See more information at www.traceymiller.com.au/hand-building-ceramics-bdas

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 23rd of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Lasagna Cooking Demonstration Plus Wine Makers Talk Tour

Friday 24th of August
6:00pm
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest
E. admin@shw.com.au

Join us and learn how to make this Italian family favourite (vegetarian options available).

Includes a glass of wine on arrival, cooking demonstration, winemakers talk and tour, 2-course dinner.

When: Friday 24th August
Time: 6pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $65 per person

Bookings are essential 02 4868 2300

Mosaic Making Workshop

Saturday 25th of August
10am - 3 pm
Ashton Park, 6077 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. peta@petaseaton.com.au

Learn the basics of mosaic-making

Try Roman style stone mosaic, or Mediterranean ceramic mosaic - or mix it up! perhaps with some gorgeous recycled coloured ceramics, with some gold and Venetian glass.

In this one-day workshop in the Ashton Park Art Shed, you can bring your own idea, or choose from a range of contemporary or Roman designs and learn to cut stone/ceramic tiles to make a small mosaic panel you can take home.

Saturday 25 August, Saturday 6 October or Saturday 17 November
10am - 3pm
$130 incl GST

Enjoy a light lunch in the Barn, along with morning and afternoon tea in the kitchen garden.
To book call 0427 203 402

5TH CHAPTER ESTATE OPEN GARDEN

Saturday 25th of August
10:00am to 3:30pm*
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. garden@fifthchapter.com.au

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate
enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens.
 5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands.
Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.
Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour.

2018 Open Dates:

April - August (By Appointment Only)

August - Saturday 25 Daffodil Day 

September - 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30

October - 1, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14 

November - 10 and 11

Open Times: 10am - 3:30pm

Please note gates close strictly at 4pm.

Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE.

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

Email or call John for appointment.

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

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

NSW Siberian Express End of season bash

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 August
1pm
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

Our end of season bash celebrates the end of the sledding season, this is more a social get together, we organise a fun run and a BBQ & end the night with a few drinks around a communal fire.
If people want to take their dogs for a fun run on Sunday morning they are welcome to do so.
Spectators are welcome at all our events we ask all dogs to be kept on a lead
So join for some fun in the forest

Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 25th of August
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

MOSS VALE MARKET

Saturday 25th of August
9am-2pm * No night market
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. admin@beestingevents.net

This Market is an exciting family and friends social event. Bring the kids and all your friends so you can enjoy the food, entertainment and speciality stalls! 

Please note: Check the dates for December no market January

A HOST OF GOLDEN DAFFODILS - ENJOY AUGUST AT HARPERS MANSION

Saturday 25th of August
10.30AM - 4PM
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.

LOUISA ATKINSON WATERCOLOUR - THE POSSUM

Sunday 26th of August
10.30 am - 4 pm
Harper's Mansions, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

BERRIMA SCHOOLYARD MARKET

Sunday 26th of August
9.00am - 2.00pm
Berrima Public School, Oxley Street, Berrima
PH. 0424 090 520

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

Locals Day

Sunday 26th of August
All day
Bowral Golf Club
E. admin@bowralgolfclub.com.au

Locals Day *- $20 green fees all day
Bowral Golf Club was established in 1901, the Clubhouse provides a real club feel with friendly members and staff, poker machines were voted out around the turn of the century. There are plenty of historical items on show from 100 year old trophies to a world war one flag retrieved from a Turkish officer near Palestine in 1917, open fire places provides warmth and ambience.
On the last Sunday of every month we invite Southern Highlands locals to enjoy our beautiful golf course and Clubhouse. We are the oldest Club in the Highlands and are also open to visitors 7 days a week. Bowral Golf Club is an established club that provides not only a good golf course, but a social centre as well special member events held regularly. We hope that you enjoy your game.

A Host of Golden Daffodils - Enjoy August at Harpers Mansion

Sunday 26th of August
10.30am-4.00pm every weekend
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.

Ceramics Hand building in clay for beginners

Wednesday 29th of August
9.00 am - 12.00noon
Studio 3, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral, NSW 2576
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This new ceramics class is designed for beginners in clay work. We'll explore basic hand building techniques in clay like pinch, coil and slab as well as modelling. If you would like to participate in this beginners ceramic class contact Tracey on traceymillermail@gmail.com This will be a lot of fun. The course runs for three hours each Wednesday morning for ten weeks. See more information at www.traceymiller.com.au/hand-building-ceramics-bdas

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 30th of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Retford Park Open Garden

Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 September
10AM-3PM
Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral
E. spollock@nationaltrust.com.au

James Fairfax AC has always believed that Retford Park should be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations, particularly those of the local district. On 19th April 2016 and in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr. Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia (NSW). It was in August 2017 that the National Trust officially took control of the property.

Retford Park is a place of great heritage significance. Its European history extends back to grants of land promised to Edward Riley senior by Governor Macquarie in 1821.
The house was built in 1887 by Samuel Hordern (1849-1909) merchant and stockbreeder, and his wife Jane nee Booth. The house at Retford Park (designed by Albert Bond) is set on a low rise, a grand rendered brick Italianate style residence. It was in 1964 that James Fairfax bought the property and started to turn it from an agricultural property to a gentleman's residence.
Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wonder through. As you venture up the driveway the grand Victorian Italianate homestead appears from a towering arboretum of a magnificent collection of evergreen and deciduous trees, some very rare and unique.
Surrounding the eastern side of the homestead is a patchwork of hedged gardens showcasing everything from a detailed knot garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures demanding centre stage and even a friendly family of five emus.
Note: The gardens of Retford Park are managed sustainably. Herbicides and other chemicals have been phased out.
Open Gardens:
The gardens will be open to the public on the first weekend of each month (except January). If the 1st of the month falls on a Sunday, it is that weekend that the gardens are open. Although food and refreshments will be available when the garden is open for public inspection, you are more than welcome to bring a picnic as there are many idyllic spots to claim for a lazy lunchtime.
Cost: • Adults - $15 • Concession - $10 • Children - $5 Family (2a,2c) $35
 • National Trust members - FREE
Please note the house will not be open.
Cost:
• Adults - $15
• Concession - $10
• Children - $5
 • National Trust members - FREE
Please note the house will not be open.
Photograph provided from and credited to Ray Joyce

Karise Eden

Saturday 1st of September
6pm - 11pm
Boral Bowling Club - 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Australia’s powerhouse blues/soul singer Karise Eden has an electrifying voice that has moved this nation. After spending the last year focusing on new recordings, Karise returns to the stage to play a rare round of intimate shows starting February 2018.

Gifted with an incredible, visceral and endearing stage presence that makes her live gigs pure magic, Karise is road testing songs from her soon-to-be-released album as well as performing songs she is most known for.

Although she has broken ARIA chart records and sold platinum and gold albums, she is unaffected by fame, not bothered a bit! Karise just wants to sing for you.

Don’t miss her.

Doors 6pm - support act 7.30pm - Karise Eden 8.30pm
Meals available on the night.

2018 SPRING OPEN GARDENS

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

2018 Spring Open Gardens Booklet!
 A wide range of Gardens open for inspection across the towns and villages from please download the booklet including the details calendars for what garden is open daily.

A HOST OF GOLDEN DAFFODILS - ENJOY AUGUST AT HARPERS MANSION

Saturday 1st of September
10.30AM - 4PM
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.

Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 1st of September
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’, painted in 1860, has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa's works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale. It hung in Old Government House for several years and has recently been restored and re-framed.

Visit www.harpersmansion.com.au to find out more about the painting and for information on opening hours.

Exeter Markets

Saturday 1st of September
9.00am - 1.30pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. Jill 0419 808 022


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

Some new stallholders for 2018!!

Highlands Forge - Curly will have a range of his fabulous cast iron pieces and is bringing his anvil and gas Forge to the market. He will be demonstrating blacksmithing and will make butchers hooks and some small items, as well as do repairs. If you need anything repaired, please bring it along.

The Australian Prestige Oyster & Prawn Company. Ryan from Kiama will have a range of fresh fish from the South Coast. He is young and passionate about what he sells. If you’re entertaining or want some fresh fish for the weekend, make sure you get to the market early to make your purchase.

Lilac Lane Florals. Jessica is from Wollongong and recently started her floral business. She will have a selection of beautiful floral arrangements for you, your home or gifts from very reasonable prices. Check her Facebook Page.

The Messy Soaper. Tracey is from Crookwell and makes all her colourful soaps from natural ingredients in a traditional way. I’m sure you’ll love her wares.

Mad Creations. Madeleine is a Highlands resident. Her succulents and terrariums are magnificent and definitely worth purchasing for that sunny dry spot indoors or outdoors.

Ola Chola makes the best artisan sweet and savoury empanadas and sweets. Come and meet Nashla and try an empanada with coffee for morning tea. You can also purchase a few to take home for later.


Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 2nd of September
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. 

A Host of Golden Daffodils - Enjoy August at Harpers Mansion

Sunday 2nd of September
10.30am-4.00pm every weekend
9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

The two-acre garden at Harper's Mansion comes alive in August with displays of daffodils, snowflakes and hellebores. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.00pm you can come along and enjoy the display of flowers, explore the maze and learn about our colonial history. Bring a picnic - and warm clothes. Entry to house, garden and maze $8 - children free.