What's On

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'!

Pie Time

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

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 THE INAUGURAL SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BEST PIE COMPETITION  
WHICH WILL CROWN THE REGION'S BEST LOCALLY MADE PIES AND BAKERS. 

Throughout the month there will be lots of great events, activities and a competitions 
all centreing around 'the pie' in the Southern Highlands, including a Pie Festival, Pie Competition, Dine With A Pie Events, an Instagram Promotion where everyone can show off their BEST Southern Highlands Pie/Experience,   
and some great Pie Stay packages for those who want to embrace the true essence of Pie Trail over a few days. 

PIE TRAIL 
Why not eat your way around the Southern Highlands Pie Trail and sample the range of pies made in house at local restaurants, bakeries and cafes. Each pie maker has a hero product carefully selected from the range of incredible produce we have right here on our doorstep. Home to award winning pie makers, with over 28 pie outlets in the region, the Southern Highlands is quickly becoming known as the ultimate pie destination.

PIE COMPETITION 
To take place across two days - 22 & 23 June 2017, the Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition  
is the event that will name the best pies in the Southern Highlands! 
Entering this competition is open to everyone who produces pies in the Southern Highlands and surrounds,  
bakers, pie makers, chefs, cooks and home bakers are eligible to enter. 
Categories include: red meat, white meat, vegetarian, seafood, sweet, apprentice and community,  
with the winners from the red meat, white meat, vegetarian, seafood and sweet categories  
receiving automatic and free registration for the 2017 Great Aussie Pie Competition. 
CLICK HERE FOR YOUR REGISTRATION FORM 

PIE FESTIVAL 
 24-25 June 2017 
Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral 
The Southern Highlands Pie Time Festival is the celebration of Pie Time this June in the Southern Highlands. 
The two day festival will showcase everything that is pies, in the Southern Highlands and  
provide the opportunity to taste and enjoy the best of the best following on from  
the Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition. 
There will be lots to see and do at the festival including  
market stalls, food & wine, children's activities, family fun and lots more. 

EAT & WIN
WIN THE ULTIMATE PIE LOVERS EXPERIENCE 
IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
AT CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS RESTAURANT
A PIE FEAST FOR 10 PEOPLE
With every pie you buy in the Southern Highlands during PIE TIME from 1-30 June 2017,
you have the opportunity to WIN the Ultimate Pie Lovers Experience In The Southern Highlands.
HOW TO ENTER
Just tell us in 25 words or less about your Best Southern Highlands Pie.
You can enter as many different Southern Highlands Pies as you want, one entry per pie, with all entries received by the deadline of 30 June being eligible to enter the Competition.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER


DINE WITH A PIE 
This is a very special component of Pie Time and will cater for those Pie Lovers who not only enjoy a pie  
but like to do it in a restaurant setting rather than 'on the run'. 
Local restaurants, cafes and eateries will be taking part in Pie Time by having a signature pie  
on their menus throughout the month. 
Diners who choose the 'pie' option from participating venue menus will also be rewarded  
with special offers to compliment their 'pie' choice. 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

STAY 
True Pie lovers will certainly want to explore the Pie Trail 
to its fullest and will certainly need more than a day to do so. 
That's why visitors will find some great Accommodation Package options available throughout  
Pie Time to give everyone the opportunity to fully enjoy everything that Pie Time has to offer this June.  
Stay tuned for Accommodation Packages that will only be available throughout Pie Time, with choices  
ranging from Resort Style accommodation houses who will offer complete Pie Time experiences  
including 'Dine With A Pie', through to B&B and Self Contained options who will value add  
with special Pie Time Packages.

Pie Time

Thursday 1 - Friday 30 June
A month long celebration of all things Pies in the Southern Highlands NSW.

There is so much to enjoy in the Southern Highlands for Pie Time... discover our Pie Trail with almost 30 local pie makers, Dine with a Pie at close to 40 restaurants, then enter to WIN the ultimate pie lovers experience. 

Make a Pie-cation out of your visit and book your Pie Time accommodation at Peppers Craigieburn or a number of other Pie Time stays

Don't miss our Pie Time Festival on 24 - 25 June, and if you're a pie maker, why not enter in the Pie Making Competition?  

For more information please call 02 6171 4028 or CLICK HERE for the Pie Time Brochure

Trike & Pie Tour

Thursday 1 June - Tuesday 1 August
Southern Highlands, NSW
PH. 0435 790 884

Book a one hour trike tour and pay only $110 for two passengers to tour the Southern Highlands in style, taking in the scenery with uninterrupted views on the back of a 2012 boom trike.

This tour includes a pie and coffee at the world famouse Robertson Pie Shop.

Bookings Are Essential.

Robyn Kinsela - Layers of Landscape

Saturday 3 - Friday 30 June
10.00 am - 6 pm
Shop 10 Springetts Arcade, 302 Bong Bong St Bowral NSW 2576
E. hamish@tenthousandpaces.com

Join us for an exhibition of large scale pieces from one of the regions highly recognised and collectable artists. The show runs from 3rd - 30th June. "My works are mostly 2D and are about place and space and our presence in them. They range from the abstract to the expressive and the impressionistic. I work on board, canvas and paper in oil, acrylic, watercolour, charcoal, graphite, pastel, mixed media and digital printmaking. Nature's patterns and textures are common themes in my work where I interpret rather than copy my subject. My interest in people and the human condition also lead me to participate in portrait painting, an early interest of mine which continues to this day.
I develop much of my work in the studio referencing my sketches, photos and written descriptions which were done on site.

STURT Woven in Winter

Sunday 11 June - Sunday 23 July
10am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd 7 Waverley Pde Mittagong NSW 2575
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Woven in Winter – woven forms in basketry, textiles and ceramics

A celebration of woven forms in the winter months. Includes work by artists Bronwyn Berman, Brooke Munro, Catriona Pollard, Karen Farrell, Keiko Schmeisser, Patrice Cooke, Shona Wilson, Tracey Mitchell and Tracy Luff.

Avenue Q The Musical

Saturday 17 June - Saturday 1 July
2pm & 8pm
Mittagong Playhouse, Main Street Mittagong NSW 2575
E. trinitastheatricals@gmail.com

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighbourhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
NOTE: Avenue Q contains scenes which would not be considered appropriate for children under 10.
Shows:
June 17, 23, 24, 30 & July 1 - 8pm
June 18, 25 & July 1- 2pm

Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition

Thursday 22 - Friday 23 June
Senior Citizens Hall, Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral
PH. 0414 566 419

Although this is not a public event during the judging days, it is THE event that will provide the best pies in the Southern Highlands. They will be on display and available for all to taste at the Southern Highlands Pie Time Festival over the weekend of 24-25 June.

Entering the competition is open to everyone who produces pies in the Southern Highlands and surrounds, bakers, pie makers, chefs, cooks, and home bakers are eligible to enter this great competition.

Categories include: red meat, white meat, vegetarian, seafood, sweet, apprentice and community, with the winners from the red meat, white meat, vegetarian, seafood and sweet categories receiving automatic and free registration for the 2017 Great Aussie Pie Competition.

Would YOU like to enter? Please find all the information you will need below and GOOD LUCK!

REGISTER YOUR ENTRY HERE

A Brush from Russia plus Robbert Smit Retrospective

Thursday 22 - Tuesday 27 June
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

Lee Bogat’s exhibition, “A Brush from Russia” will feature contemporary paintings representing Russian winters,farm yards and still life. Lee was born in the foothills of the Ural Mountains in USSR time. She will also be exhibiting abstract works which reflect the beginnings of creation the cosmos and also images from the Australian outback, which are vivid in colour and design and are very different from her contemporary works.
By contrast, the Robbert Smit Retrospective will feature pre-production storyboards and character development sketches from The Magic Pudding Feature Film, cartoons and fine art illustrations for magazine feature stories and Field and Stream illustrations. This exhibition will inspire and resonate with people interested in comic art and animation. Robbert Smit directed 'Footrot Flats' , The Magic Pudding , Blinky Bill and a host of TV commercials and TV series. Opening night - Friday 23 June from 6.30pm - all welcome

ML Concert The Highlands Sinfonia

Friday 23rd of June
10.30am
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

In its second M&L (Music and Lunch) Concert for 2017, to be held in St Jude’s Church, Bowral, on Friday 23 June commencing at 10.30am, the Highlands Sinfonia will perform Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture”, Kent Keenan’s “Dance Divertimento”, Gordon Jacob’s “Sinfonietta” and W A Mozart’s Symphony No. 35. The proceeds from this concert will go to assist the National Braille Music Camp which will be held at Frensham in the following week. Tickets: $20 (concert only) and $25 (concert & lunch). Tickets available at the door.

Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition Cocktail Party

Friday 23rd of June
6.30am - 9.00pm
Corbett Gardens, Wingecarribee St Bowral
PH. 4861 7100

Join us when we announce the winners and runners-up in the Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition … plus see who will be crowned the “Best Pie in the Southern Highlands”. Enjoy a local wine or beer on arrival along with canapes and, of course, pies! 

Be entertained throughout the evening by local artist, Darren Powell. 

A great way to meet the pie makers.

Tickets $55.00 pp

Constance on the Edge

Friday 23rd of June
7pm
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. sarahlew@me.com

Rural Australians for Refugees Southern Highlands and Amnesty International are presenting a new Australian documentary. Constance on the Edge follows charismatic Constance, mother of six, as she confronts her painful past in war torn Sudan, and risks everything in Australia so her family can thrive. Filmed over 10 years in Wagga Wagga, the documentary is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in regional Australia.  Bookings are essential and on line at https://www.trybooking.com/285624

PIE EATING COMPETITION

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 June
1:00pm to 1:30pm - Both Days
Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. elizabeth@thebigeventgroup.com.au

This festival is the celebration of Pie Time in June in the Southern Highlands and is proudly sponsored by the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Association

The two day festival will showcase everything that is pies in the Southern Highlands and provide the opportunity to taste and enjoy the best of the best following on from the Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition.

There will be lots to see and do at the festival including market stalls, food & wine, children's activities, family fun and lots more. 

Part of the celebrations will be the Pie Eating Competition ... think you could eat a large pie the quickest??? 

Register for the Pie Eating Competition HERE

Numbers per comp are strictly limited and entry is free (after the ticket fee for the Festival)

PIE TIME FESTIVAL

 Gates open at 10am until 3pm

 Admission is $5 for adults and kids under 15 years are free
Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day
OR
Pre Purchase Your tickets Online HERE

visit www.pietime.com.au for all the details.

Mod Day Gents return to Glass Cafe Mittagong

Saturday 24th of June
6.30pm
118 Main Street
E. leanne@glasscafe.com.au

Ben and Rick - the Mod Day Gents return to Mittagong

Kick back, enjoy a 4 course tapas meal whilst listening to rock/jazz duo Ben Jones on double bass and Rick Falkiner on guitar. Enjoy hits from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Crowded House, Nirvana, Cold Chisel, Powder Finger, Bob Marley and Oasis to name but a few, restyled to create a unique interpretation of contemporary music with a jazzy twist and some chilled beats.
Show and meal - $55 BYO Check out some of their songs at http://www.benjonesswings.com/music/
Bookings recommended call on (02) 4872 2640 or email reservations@glasscafe.com.au

A Grand Day Out High Tea and Vineyards

Saturday 24th of June
9:45 - 4:15
Bowral
E. info@agranddayout.com.au

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).

Pie Toss Competition

Saturday 24th of June
10.30am
Moss Vale Show Ground, Illawarra Hwy Moss Vale
PH. 0428 672 400

To celebrate Pie Time Tony Fountain will be auctioning off 5 pies at 10.30 am to be thrown - yes you read that correctly thrown at 5 fabulous people ! 

Proceeds with go to charities.

Part of Pie Time Festivities  

Southern Highlands Pie Time Festival

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 June
10am - 3pm
Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral
PH. 0414 566 419

Southern Highlands Pie Time Festival is the celebration of Pie Time this June in the Southern Highlands.

The two day festival will showcase everything that is pies, in the Southern Highlands and provide the opportunity to taste and enjoy the best of the best following on from the Southern Highlands Best Pie Competition.

There will be lots to see and do at the festival including market stalls, food & wine, children's activities, family fun and lots more.

Brought to you by the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Assoc.

Admission
Adults $5
Children under 15 yrs are FREE

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day
OR
Pre Purchase Tickets Online HERE

Like Eating Pies?
Then ENTER the Pie Eating Competition
DETAILS & ENTRY FORM HERE

Stay tuned for updates as they come.

There are also great sponsor and exhibitor packages available - check out the Stall Holder Booking Form below

STALL HOLDER BOOKING FORM

A Grand Day Out Secret Gourmet Villages of the Highlands

Saturday 24th of June
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 Farmers and Flea Market

Saturday 24th of June
8am - 1pm
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Hwy, Moss Vale

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


Southern Highlands Miniature Railway

Saturday 24th of June
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

Things With Wings Puppet Show at ImaginArta Puppet Centre

Sunday 25th of June
11am
Sutton Forest 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 11am.
"Things With Wings" will delight the whole family. It is a light hearted lyrical story about Stumpy the Caterpillar who wants to fly. He is joined by garden of characters including Mr Gnome, the flowers, the bee, fairy and a pterodactyl.

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.

A Grand Day Out High Tea and Vineyards

Sunday 25th of June
9:45 - 4:15
Bowral
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).

The Sandie White Trio Fireside Jazz

Sunday 25th of June
02.30-05.00 pm
2 Anzac Parade, Bundanoon
PH. 02 4883 6068

The sublime voice of Sandie White
will captivate the audience with soulful renditions of jazz standards, vocalese stylings, and sultry torch songs. Her emotional depth and passion for storytelling will take you on a journey to another era, when jazz reigned supreme. And the trio is rounded up by two of Sydney’s finest jazz Musicians Gary Daly and Craig Scott.

Jazz at the Mill

Sunday 25th of June
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. Cover charge $10.00 per head. Phone for reservations.

Mali Brae Wedding Open Day

Sunday 25th of June
11am - 3pm
Mali Brae, 562 Nowra Road, Moss Vale
PH. 0457 538 303

If you have been looking for the perfect destination for your wedding day look no further than Mali Brae Farm. Come and see the gorgeous rolling hills and views this property has to offer. If you have been searching for the whole package for your Wedding Day from perfect location, rustic French Provincial styling, superior amenities and fine dining you will have found it here in the heart of the Southern highlands. Register your interest on email.

Sunday YOGA Indulgence

Sunday 25th of June
10:00am to 04:00pm
100-118 Grevillea Place, Colo Vale
E. thevalestudio@outlook.com

Move with the Seasons
with Special Guest Dru YogaTeacher, Fiona Davis

A day that can be enjoyed by beginners through to experienced yogis. It
will be flowing and gentle using Dru Yoga style principles to encourage stability and relaxation. The movements, breathing, relaxation and a short mindfulness practice will prepare you for the day and leave you feeling great! Lunch, a Woodland Walk and Noble Silence followed by a Restorative Practice designed to nurture and rejuvenate with Anne will complete your Vale Studio Indulgence.

Bookings Essential at www.thevalestudio.com
or call Anne on 0400 374 383

Berrima Schoolyard Markets

Sunday 25th of June
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.

COOKABILITY SCHOOL HOLIDAY COOKING CLASSES

Tuesday 27 June - Wednesday 5 July
Kazcare, 15 - 17 Kirkham Road, Bowral. NSW. 2576
E. info@cookability.com.au

The winter woollies are out and we have some fabulous warm comforting cooking classes designed for all aged children this holidays. Some classes have a minimum age limit and we encourage high-schoolers to attend any of the classes as well as the one specifically designed for them. And for the first time we have a class specifically designed around cooking for dad!

A 10% discount applies for 4 or more classes booked online only so grab a friend or two and spend a great fun day with us in the kitchen.
Please contact us with any questions and we look forward to welcoming you to Cookability® in June and July

Please see website for full details

Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 28th of June
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organsit@bowralanglican.org.au

Local musicians Alyson Broadfoot (cello) and Lisa Kawai (piano) will perform at the Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church, Bowral, on Wednesday 28 June commencing at 1.15pm. They will perform a Cello Sonata by Beethoven (Op 5, No 2) and a Cello Sonata by Brahms ((Op 38). This recital will be slightly longer than the usual thirty minutes. Admission by donation.

Get into Golf at Highlands Golf Club

Wednesday 28th of June
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 29th of June
3pm - 5:30pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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

A Grand Day Out Secret Gourmet Villages of the Highlands

Friday 30th of June
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.

Pirtek Still Life Prize - Art Exhibition

Friday 30 June - Sunday 9 July
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions, Southern Highlands, have again this year generously sponsored the $3,000 Still Life Prize with a People’s Choice award of $500.
Love Still Life? This event draws entries from a great range of artists and will feature styles from traditional to abstract in many different media.
Please feel very welcome to visit the Bowral Art Gallery to see all entries to this prestigious Still Life artwork competition, and vote for your choice for the people's choice award.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT PEPPERS CRAIGIEBURN

Saturday 1 - Sunday 16 July
Centennial Road, Bowral
E. craigieburn.events@peppers.com.au

Dine at Hickory's Restaurant and Bar and enjoy the Christmas inspired menu created by Executive Chef Warrick Brook. elax by the nightly campfire and toast marshmallows whilst sipping on a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate. Available between Saturday 1 and Sunday 16 July 2017 for $75* per person. 

A Taste of the Middle aGES

Saturday 1st of July
6.00pm
Senior Citizens Community Centre, Queen Street Mittagong

Step back in time to an era of Knights and Chivalry, Feasting and Tournaments.

The SCA (Society for Creative Anachronists) would like to invite you to our New Comers Feast in Mittagong.

This is a great opportunity to see what the SCA is all about. As well as traditional Medieval fare, there will be an introduction to some of the many arts and sciences that make up the SCA, including medieval music and dancing, costume design across the ages; demonstrations of combat disciplines, including rapier fencing, fully armored heavy fighting, an introduction to medieval archery, as well as an opportunity to join our Baron and Baroness at Court.

What to wear to a Medieval Feast

As we are stepping back in time, your best attempt at pre-1600 attire is part of the night. If this sounds a little daunting, don't worry, we are more than happy to either help you come up with something suitable, or loan you something to wear for the night.

We are a family friendly organisation and kids of all ages are very welcome at our events.

*$20 Adult Member (16yrs and over)
*$10 Concession Member (Student/Pensioner/Other)
*$0 Child Member (under 16yrs) 

SCA non-member
*$25 Adult Non-Member (16yrs and over)
*$15 Concession Non-Member (Student/Pensioner/Other)
*$5 Child Non-Member (under 16yrs) 

There is a $5 insurance fee added to the non-member pricing. SCA Membership covers insurance for all official events for 12 months.

*Add $5 to all prices from 26th June 2017 Onward*

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Fitzroy Inn - Christmas In July

Saturday 1 - Saturday 29 July
Every Friday & Saturday evening throughout July
1 Ferguson Crescent, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 3457

Book Now For Christmas In July At The Fitzroy Inn

$50pp - 2 course menu

Main Course*
Slow cooked belly of pork with apple soup, garlic puree and pork jus

Roast chicken breast with chicken croquet, cherries and almonds

Dessert*
Chocolate Christmas pudding

Orange & ginger pudding

*alternate drop


Package Options

Enjoy the festive flavours and stay overnight at the Fitzroy Inn

Packages start from $160 per person per night twin share with upgrades available on request.

Art Exhibition - Kelvin Taylor

Saturday 1 - Friday 14 July
2pm
Shop 10, Springetts Arcade, 302 Bong Bong St, Bowral
E. hamish@tenthousandpaces.com

A solo exhibition of photopolymer printmaking on paper that brings together the notion of popularity and power viewed through the filter of the celebrity mug shot.
The style of the works generally reflect the communication and artistic philosophies of the pop art and punk eras of the 1960’s and 1970’s, married with snippets of contemporary street art. The predominant print medium is photopolymer plate intaglio printmaking.
The plates have been overworked with relief printing, colourful rollups, chine-colle and collage applications adopting the instant media of applied photocopies and spray stencils, hand drawing and assembly. (Even the old Dymo embossing labeller gets a run.)
The exhibition will feature over 20 framed and 20 unframed works as well as large-scale reproductions on aluminium, books, cards and clothing.
Exhibition opening & reception: 2-4 pm Saturday 1 st July, 2017

Joadja Estate Decking the Vines

Saturday 1 - Sunday 30 July
See Opening Hours
Joadja Estate Cnr Greenhills and Joadja Roads Berrima
PH. 02 4878 5236

Joadja Estate will be decking the halls of our warm and inviting cellar door with beautiful Christmas decorations. A special feature of this cold weather Christmas will be our free mulled wine tasting which will be available along with our other wine tastings for all visitors to the Estate.

Check out the discount prices for those mentioning this advice.

Open 5 Days Mon, Thurs, Fri 12pm-5pm Sat & Sun and Public Holidays 10am - 5pm Closed Tues & Wed

Colo Vale Village Markets

Saturday 1st of July
9am - 2pm
Colo Vale Village Hall, Railway Ave Colo Vale
PH. John and Pam 0400 728 395

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.   

Robertson Hotel Christmas in July

Saturday 1st of July
1 Fountaindale Road Robertson, (corner Illawarra highway)
PH. 02 4885 1111

Christmas dinner. Every Saturday evening throughout July starting Sat 1st July, 2017.
$75 per person for a beautiful 3 course a la carte dinner including Pudding and Port.
Cosy up next to one of 5 amazing fire places or stay the weekend.
Bookings essential. 

CHRISTMAS IN WINTER AT DORMIE HOUSE

Saturday 1st of July
6.30pm
Arthur St, Moss Vale
PH. 02 4868 1800

For the 1st three Saturdays in July. Enjoy a delectable Christmas in Winter fare at Dormie House. Details of menu are attached. Lunch bookings can be arranged on request for a minimum of 12 people.


Exeter Markets

Saturday 1st of July
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.

Fundraising Concert

Sunday 2nd of July
2.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

This concert in St Jude's Church Bowral is presented by the Classical Music Club to raise money for the 2017 Student Grants awards. Items include Pergolesi's "Magnificat" with the Berrima Singers and String Ensemble; Vivaldi's "Concerto for two violins" with Kate Malone and Emily Sinden (violins); as well as works by Handel, Gjeilo, Mendelssohn and Faure with a Girls’ Vocal Group and soloists Lindy Montgomery (Soprano) & Michael Spencer (Counter Tenor). Adults $25, Students $10 - tickets at the door. Contacts: Chris Tilley 0413736026 or Yvonne D’Arcy 0422334043

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 2nd of July
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. 

Sturt Winter School

Monday 3 - Friday 7 July
9am to 4pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd 7 Waverley Pde Mittagong NSW 2575
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Come and get creative in the holidays!

Sturt's annual Winter School program this year features 14 terrific courses for adults such as portraits in watercolour, botanical art – nuts, seeds and pods, figurative sculpture in clay, etching and champlevé enamelling, digital marquetry, exploring ice cool porcelain and much more. Plus accommodation and meals packages, a talks program, movies, demonstrations and other social events all taking place on the spectacular Frensham and Sturt campus. We also offer daily art classes for children that includes morning tea and lunch. Check out the full program on our website.

Sturt Winter School

Monday 3 - Friday 7 July
9am - 4pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde Mittagong NSW 2575
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Get creative in the holidays! Choose from 14 different art, craft & design courses for adults plus daily classes for children. Work with some of the best artists working in Australia and gain a unique artistic and cultural experience.
We offer accommodation, meals, talks and social functions all set in the historic grounds of Sturt and Frensham campus. There is nothing else quite like it for an uplifting experience.
Book on line at www.sturt.nsw.edu.au/education/winter-school

School Holiday Heritage Raiders

Monday 3 - Friday 14 July
11am - 2pm
St Jude Street, Bowral
E. info@bradman.com.au

Children and grown-ups can explore the museum, enjoy a super show put on by our Heritage Keeper, and receive hands-on experience, up close and personal with our collection treasures, as a ‘Heritage Raider’.” Daily shows throughout the holidays – Monday to Friday (11am to 2pm) includes giveaways and photo opportunities.
Adults $ 20, Children $ 11 , Family Ticket for 5 $ 55 and includes all–day museum admission entry.

NAIDOC Week 2017

Monday 3 - Sunday 9 July
Various Locations across the Southern Highlands
E. melissa.wiya@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Celebrate NAIDOC Week - download the list of events below.

Senior LEGO Robotics School Holiday Workshop

Monday 3rd of July
9:30AM to 3:30PM
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer Street, Mittagong
E. info@sciriffic.com.au

Build and program crazy machines and vehicles using LEGO robotics. Our Junior and Senior LEGO® robotics workshops are designed for the inquisitive and technology-hungry child of 6-8 and 9-12 years of age. Robotics is STEM learning through open-ended engineering and programming using LEGO® WeDo and EV3 hardware.

PCYC School Holidays

Monday 3 - Friday 14 July
10am - 4pm
PCYC, 6 Hawkins Drive, Mittagong
PH. 02 4868 5200

PCYC Southern Highlands
SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  
Monday 3rd - Dancing 5+
Tuesday 4th - Archery 8+
Wednesday 5th  - Tennis 5+
Thursday 6th  - Dancing 5+ & Jnr Fit Boxing 7+
Friday 7th - Soccer 7+
Tuesday 11th - Dancing 5+ & oz Tag 5+
Wednesday 12th - Netball 7+
Thursday 13th - Dancing 5+
Friday 14th - League Tag 5+
Price per day: $30 per day, Book 6 and get 1 day free - all participants must be PCYC Members ($10)
Morning Tea is included, Bring your own lunch.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
Payment must be made before a day of the activity.

Junior LEGO Robotics School Holiday Workshop

Tuesday 4th of July
9:30AM to 3:30PM
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. info@sciriffic.com.au

Build and program crazy machines and vehicles using LEGO robotics. Our Junior and Senior LEGO® robotics workshops are designed for the inquisitive and technology-hungry child of 6-8 and 9-12 years of age. Robotics is STEM learning through open-ended engineering and programming using LEGO® WeDo and EV3 hardware.

KAZ KIDS - TWO DAY MAGIC WORKSHOP

Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 July
15-17 Kirkham Rd, Bowral NSW 2576

This is a two-day Magic workshop filled with tricks from the Discover Magic Green Wand course. This course will include Mind Magic and tricks you can do with money. The course includes all materials and children get to take home secret magic folders and specially designed magic tricks. The Magic workshop has now been running for over 2 years, with no workshop the same. So even if your child has attended one of our classes, they will not be disappointed. Cost $100 includes morning tea and lunch.
See the website for full details and bookings.

Mr Snot Bottoms Stinky Silly Songs

Thursday 6th of July
10am
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 6700

Mr Snot Bottom is a deeeesgusting kids comedian brimming with all the gooey, smelly and yucky topics kids love: boogers, pop-offs and smells! Be repulsed by horrible stories, gross gags and just wrong routines in this rollercoaster of weirdness that is perfect for strange kids aged 4-104 and their even stranger parents!
With sold out shows and rave reviews at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival & Edinburgh Fringe, Mr Snot bottom appeals to all ages transporting families to a crazy, joyous world guaranteed to make them groan, gasp and howl with delight!
Suitable for children 4-104 (but younger are welcome), adults at children’s prices and 2 and under free.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 6th of July
3pm - 5:30pm
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 6th of July
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

KAZ KIDS - PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Friday 7th of July
15-17 Kirkham Rd, Bowral NSW 2576
E. info@kazkidsworkshops.org.au

Come and join in the fun of learning how to take awesome photographic portraits of your family and friends! In this workshop we will cover the basics of how your camera works, what makes a great picture, how different lighting will change the mood and look of your photo.

You will walk away with some great images of your fellow photographers and some great new skills you can use to take great pictures of your family and friends at home.
(It is preferred if you can bring your own camera, however; if you don’t have one, just let us know prior)
Cost: $50 includes morning tea and lunch.
Bookings essential - please refer to website.

A Grand Day Out High Tea and Vineyards

Saturday 8th of July
8:30am - 4.15pm
Bowral
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).

NSW Siberian Express Sled Dog sprint

Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 July
7am Sat & Sun
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express invites you to our Main Race for 2017
This race will also count towards the AFSS point score
This race is 2 morning heats approx start time 6.30/7am
Pee wee class Saturday only approx 30 minutes after the completion of our main classes.
We hope you can join us visit our website https://www.siberianexpress.org/
We welcome spectators to our events we just ask dogs are on a lead & kept away from start & finish chute. Races are exciting to watch come along and see what sled dog racing is all about.

Selby Friends Presents Proud Folk Tour 1 2017

Saturday 8th of July
5:00PM
Mittagong Playhouse, 114/116 Main Street, Mittagong (nb change of venue from St. Jude's Bowral)
PH. 1300 511 099

Selby & Friends takes listeners on a musical journey with three great Nationalists in this program of diverse piano trios. Fine storytellers all, these three composers – Dvořák, Ravel and Australian Elena Kats-Chernin – invite us to immerse ourselves in the culture of their beloved homelands by introducing us to a private folkloric language which is revolutionary and unique. Pianist Kathryn Selby and iconic Australian cellist Julian Smiles are joined for this spectacular program by the brilliant Australian violinist Natalie Chee on her return visit from Europe. We invite you to step inside the special world of tall tales and fantasy with this special Winter program.

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

BOWRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL MARKETS

Saturday 8th of July
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.

KLA Sculpture - 1 Day Soapstone Carving Workshop

Saturday 8th of July
10.00 am to 3.30pm
2-4 FLORA STREET, COLO VALE
PH. 0417 242 756

An introduction to sculpture, carving organic shapes & forms. Using rasps & files you will be guided to carve this soft stone. Reveal beautiful colours and patterns through hand polishing. Small intimate workshops provide personal attention. Enjoy the art of slow creative making. Includes small soapstone, use of tools, dust mask and aprons. Fresh home-made scones for morning tea and organic light lunch on the verandah.  
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

CHRISTMAS IN WINTER AT DORMIE HOUSE

Saturday 8th of July
6.30pm
Arthur St, Moss Vale
PH. 02 4868 1800

For the 1st three Saturdays in July. Enjoy a delectable Christmas in Winter fare at Dormie House. Details of menu are attached. Lunch bookings can be arranged on request for a minimum of 12 people.


Robertson Hotel Christmas in July

Saturday 8th of July
1 Fountaindale Road Robertson, (corner Illawarra highway)
PH. 02 4885 1111

Christmas dinner. Every Saturday evening throughout July starting Sat 1st July, 2017.
$75 per person for a beautiful 3 course a la carte dinner including Pudding and Port.
Cosy up next to one of 5 amazing fire places or stay the weekend.
Bookings essential. 

Hymn Festival The Legacy of Charles Wesley

Sunday 9th of July
3.00pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The 2017 Annual Hymn Festival at St Jude’s Church Bowral on Sunday 9 July commencing at 3.00pm will feature hymns of the famous hymn-writer Charles Wesley. Wesley composed more than 6,000 hymns many of which are still regularly sung today. Among the hymns to be sung at this Festival celebrating the legacy of Charles Wesley are: “O for a thousand tongues to sing”; “Rejoice! The Lord is King”; “And can it be that I should gain”; “Love divine all loves excelling” and others. Come and join the singing of some favourite hymns of this most prolific English hymn writer.

Robertson Markets

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

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


Cooking with Emilio at Southern Highlands Winery

Monday 10th of July
10:00am
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy Sutton Forest NSW 2577
PH. 02 4868 2300

If you are looking for the perfect Winter’s evening dish well look no further – Osso Bucco has to be one of the most hearty, delicious and convenient one-pot meals there is!
Osso Bucco means ‘hollowed bone’ which refers to the marrow-filled shin bone that the dish is made from.
It’s comfort melt-in-your-mouth ­food with full-flavoured braising juices to spoon over at the end. Make a double batch as Osso Bucco can be stored in an airtight container and frozen for up to two months. The long, slow cooking time produces succulent and tender ‘fall off-the-bone’ meat.
Monday 10th July 2017. Cooking demonstration starts 10am followed by lunch and a glass of wine

Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 12th of July
1.15pm
St Jude's Church Bendooley Street Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

At the Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church, Bowral, on Wednesday 12 July at 1.15pm, the performer will be pianist Hana Lavers. Hana is a talented young performer who lives in the Highlands. Hana is following in the footsteps of her mother Lisa Kawai who is well-known as a classical concert pianist. In her recital Hana will perform works by Chopin and Scriabin as well as others. Admission is by donation

This Fragile Land - Art Exhibition

Thursday 13 - Tuesday 25 July
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

Doreen Lyon, Ben Lyon, Pam Berrell and Ingrida Spole will be joining Sue Southwood in this exhibition. One focus of the exhibition is on the ways our land is being depleted of its natural resources, and the effects of this depletion.
Ben produces one-off scuptural pieces and functional boxes from discarded timber from timber felling. Doreen is a mixed media artist who is currently experimenting with the use of plant papers made by Sue. Ingrida is a multi-skilled artist whose interest runs to mosaics, woodwork, printmaking, leadlight, and lately to painting our great landscape. Pam works with paper and mixed media to make outstanding collages which are textural and colourful as well as thought-provoking. Sue is a paper-maker who is learning how to incorporate her papers into multi-media with paint, inks and collage.
Please visit this thought provoking exhibition about "This Fragile Land"

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 13th of July
3pm - 5:30pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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

A Grand Day Out High Tea and Vineyards

Friday 14th of July
9:45 - 4:15
Bowral
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!

Brandenburg Quartet in Bowral

Saturday 15th of July
4.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The Brandenburg Quartet with Shaun Lee-Chen (violin); Ben Dollman (violin); Monique O'Dea (Viola); Jamie Hey (Cello) will perform in St Jude’s Church Bowral on Saturday 15 July in a concert commencing at 4.30pm. Their program consists of two major works: Jardin’s “Quartet in C major Op.3, No.1” and Beethoven’s “Quartet in F major Op.1, No,1”. Experience the stylish, fresh and joyful music-making of the Brandenburg Quartet in the intimate surroundings of the beautiful St Jude's Church. Formed by the principal string players of the multi ARIA Award-winning Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Brandenburg Quartet is Australia's newest and instrumental ensemble. Tickets are limited and can be obtained by phoning 1300 782 856 or on the website www.brandenburg.com.au or (if not pre-sold) at the door.

2017 Southern Highlands Writers Festival

Saturday 15th of July
9am-5pm
The Highlands School of Performing Arts - Kirkham Rd, Bowral
E. michaela@creativeandco.com

Don't miss this jam-packed day of exciting and stimulating events featuring some of Australian's finest writers and creative thinkers, including Dr Simon Longstaff, Julia Baird and Meg Keneally.
The 2017 Literary Dinner will be a celebration of Italian food and theatre. Guest chef, Stefano Manfredi, will be cooking from his latest cookbook, New Pizza. The highlight of the evening will be a performance by renowned Italian actor, Marco Quaglia, and SHWF Festival Director, Michaela Bolzan, in a one-act play by Nobel-prize-winning author, Luigi Pirandello. The play, A Dream, But Perhaps Not?, will be directed by Australian-born, New York-based, producer/director, Sarah Dowland.
For further details, and tickets, go to www.shwf.com.au
Tickets are also available from The Bookshop Bowral

Christmas In July At The Loch With Artemis Wines

Saturday 15th of July
The Loch, 581 Greenhills Road, Berrima
E. jane.brabon@artemiswines.com.au

Saturday 15 July: Christmas in July, The Loch, Berrima
Join The Loch & Artemis Wines at a truly festive table at Brigid Kennedy’s beautiful property, The Loch.
Brigid’s ethos is to use only locally sourced produce, much of which she grows herself.
Celebrate the flavours of Christmas at this unique regional event.
Cost $130 per person - 5 courses with wine and music.

A Grand Day Out Secret Gourmet Villages of the Highlands

Saturday 15th of July
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.

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 15th of July
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 

Robertson Hotel Christmas in July

Saturday 15th of July
1 Fountaindale Road Robertson, (corner Illawarra highway)
PH. 02 4885 1111

Christmas dinner. Every Saturday evening throughout July starting Sat 1st July, 2017.
$75 per person for a beautiful 3 course a la carte dinner including Pudding and Port.
Cosy up next to one of 5 amazing fire places or stay the weekend.
Bookings essential. 

CHRISTMAS IN WINTER AT DORMIE HOUSE

Saturday 15th of July
6.30pm
Arthur St, Moss Vale
PH. 02 4868 1800

For the 1st three Saturdays in July. Enjoy a delectable Christmas in Winter fare at Dormie House. Details of menu are attached. Lunch bookings can be arranged on request for a minimum of 12 people.


BUNDANOON MAKERS MARKET

Sunday 16th of July
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.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 20th of July
3pm - 5:30pm
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 Mill Street Feast - FRI-YAY

Friday 21st of July
3:30pm to 8:30pm
The Mill, Cnr Bong Bong & Bundaroo Street, Bowral
PH. 0457 180 729

Local, artisanal, fresh farm produce, fun, dine and imbibe soak up the Southern Highlands with us.
Enter via the carpark on Bundaroo Street, Bowral.
$2 gold coin entry will go towards our approved charity.

Bistro One46 Xmas in July

Saturday 22nd of July
146 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley
PH. 02 4465 2820

Do you crave the cool evenings with a hearty roast dinner by the fire, sipping on mulled wine (gluhwein)?
Bistro One46 knows how to bring it all together for a special Christmas In July celebration. Enjoy a 2 or 3 course dinner with all the Christmas trimmings in the decorated restaurant. We’ll have mulled wine (gluhwein) available. Gather a group or come as a couple and partake in the antics of this ritzy event.
Saturday 22nd & 29th July 2017
Main & dessert $45pp Soup, Main & Dessert $52.50pp
(includes tea & coffee)
Entrée (optional): Pumpkin Soup
Main: Traditional Christmas fare – baked leg ham and turkey breast with roasted vegetables.
Dessert: Traditional Chrissy Pud with crème anglaise.
Set menu only. Gluten and dairy free requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.
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Lunch groups Special 10% discount for groups over 30people.

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Bookings Essential on 44652820


A Grand Day Out High Tea and Vineyards

Saturday 22nd of July
9:45 - 4:15
Bowral
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!

Robertson Hotel Christmas in July

Saturday 22nd of July
1 Fountaindale Road Robertson, (corner Illawarra highway)
PH. 02 4885 1111

Christmas dinner. Every Saturday evening throughout July starting Sat 1st July, 2017.
$75 per person for a beautiful 3 course a la carte dinner including Pudding and Port.
Cosy up next to one of 5 amazing fire places or stay the weekend.
Bookings essential. 

Southern Highlands Miniature Railway

Saturday 22nd of July
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

Moss Vale Farmers and Flea Market

Saturday 22nd of July
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! 


CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT PEPPERS MANOR HOUSE

Sunday 23rd of July
12.00 PM
Katers Road, Sutton Forest
E. manorhouse.conf@peppers.com.au

Embrace winter in the Southern Highlands by celebrating Christmas in July at Katers Restaurant. Nestle in for an afternoon of intimate dining and treat yourself to the region’s spoils. Savour locally sourced ingredients on a passionately crafted three course menu, including Mulled wine, olives marinated in winter spices & citrus and sourdough bread on arrival with an indulgent dessert to finish.

Christmas Lunch in the Tasting Room

Sunday 23rd of July
12-4pm
The Loch, 581 Greenhills Rd, Berrima
E. brigid@simmeronthebay.com.au

Indulge in a festive feast usually reserved for our warmer months. If you’re partial to the traditional Christmas fare then winter is the perfect time to celebrate the season of good will. The Tasting Room at The Loch will offer some of the most irresistible Christmas dishes such as turkey with all the trimmings, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and horseradish and plum pudding – of course! $60 set menu.

Berrima Schoolyard Markets

Sunday 23rd of July
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.

The Life Class Art Exhibition

Wednesday 26 July - Tuesday 1 August
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

The Life Class is an exhibition of artworks by a diverse group whose approaches to drawing and painting the human figure, using a range of media are on show from 26 July until 1 August at the Bowral Art Gallery.

Artists Tony Ameneiro, Wayne Davis, Helen Factor, Gill Graham, Tricia Grainger, Roz Hepher, Wendy Hill, John Lascelles, Susan Love, Fred Magro, Anthony Rofe, Kim Shannon, and Noel Thurgate form a group that meets each week to draw and paint the nude figure direct from life., enjoying the challenge of working in this time-honoured tradition.

Please feel welcome to visit the Bowral Art Gallery at 1 Short Street, Bowral to view this exhibition.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 27th of July
3pm - 5:30pm
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.

FROCK UP ROCK UP

Friday 28th of July
7PM
Centennial Vineyards Restaurant
E. childrensfoundation@bdcu.com.au

FRIDAY 28th JULY - 7pm - LATE
Centennial Vineyards Restaurant

Featuring the sensational JOHN FIELD BAND
Fortune Tellers - Caricaturist - Silent Auction - Raffle
TICKETS $120
Phone Centennial Vineyards Restaurant on 4861 8701
RSVP 21st July
Dress: Smart
Canapés. Oyster bar, grazing plates, desserts
PROCEEDS FROM THE DINNER WILL SUPPORT LOCAL YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

Bistro One46 Xmas in July

Saturday 29th of July
146 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley
PH. 02 4465 2820

Do you crave the cool evenings with a hearty roast dinner by the fire, sipping on mulled wine (gluhwein)?
Bistro One46 knows how to bring it all together for a special Christmas In July celebration. Enjoy a 2 or 3 course dinner with all the Christmas trimmings in the decorated restaurant. We’ll have mulled wine (gluhwein) available. Gather a group or come as a couple and partake in the antics of this ritzy event.
Saturday 22nd & 29th July 2017
Main & dessert $45pp Soup, Main & Dessert $52.50pp
(includes tea & coffee)
Entrée (optional): Pumpkin Soup
Main: Traditional Christmas fare – baked leg ham and turkey breast with roasted vegetables.
Dessert: Traditional Chrissy Pud with crème anglaise.
Set menu only. Gluten and dairy free requirements can be catered for with advanced notice. 

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Lunch groups Special 10% discount for groups over 30people.
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Bookings Essential on 44652820 

A Grand Day Out Secret Gourmet Villages of the Highlands

Saturday 29th of July
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.

Berrima Courthouse Ghost Hunt

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 July
8pm - Midnight
Argyle St, Berrima
E. appighosthunts@gmail.com

Join APPI Ghost Hunts & Tours for this 4 hour event, where we will take you to through this historic precinct, tell you some stories, and then we will search to see if we can make contact with any of the spirits who may still linger.

​Using our technical equipment plus alternate spiritual methods, this is a great, fun, spooky night out - and even better, a great weekend away!

Mittagong Markets

Saturday 29th of July
8.00am - 2.00pm
Unting Church Grounds, Cnr Albert & Alice Street, Mittagong
PH. 0408 416 175

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

Robertson Hotel Christmas in July

Saturday 29th of July
1 Fountaindale Road Robertson, (corner Illawarra highway)
PH. 02 4885 1111

Christmas dinner. Every Saturday evening throughout July starting Sat 1st July, 2017.
$75 per person for a beautiful 3 course a la carte dinner including Pudding and Port.
Cosy up next to one of 5 amazing fire places or stay the weekend.
Bookings essential. 

Music to my eyes - photographs by Chris Donaldson

Sunday 30 July - Sunday 17 September
10 to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde Mittagong NSW 2575
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Southern Highlands based photographer and musician Chris Donaldson explores the ‘presence’ of famous musicians past and present through portraits and landscapes. The exhibition will be opened by artist Ben Quilty at 11am on Sunday 30 July.

Christmas Lunch in the Tasting Room

Sunday 30th of July
12-4pm
The Loch, 581 Greenhills Rd, Berrima
E. brigid@simmeronthebay.com.au

Indulge in a festive feast usually reserved for our warmer months. If you’re partial to the traditional Christmas fare then winter is the perfect time to celebrate the season of good will. The Tasting Room at The Loch will offer some of the most irresistible Christmas dishes such as turkey with all the trimmings, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and horseradish and plum pudding – of course! Set menu $60 per person.

Sunday YOGA Indulgence

Sunday 30th of July
10:00am to 04:00pm
100-118 Grevillea Place, Colo Vale
E. thevalestudio@outlook.com

Move with the Seasons
with Special Guest Dru YogaTeacher, Fiona Davis

A day that can be enjoyed by beginners through to experienced yogis. It
will be flowing and gentle using Dru Yoga style principles to encourage stability and relaxation. The movements, breathing, relaxation and a short mindfulness practice will prepare you for the day and leave you feeling great! Lunch, a Woodland Walk and Noble Silence followed by a Restorative Practice designed to nurture and rejuvenate with Anne will complete your Vale Studio Indulgence.

Bookings Essential at www.thevalestudio.com
or call Anne on 0400 374 383

Drink and Draw - Life Drawing

Thursday 3rd of August
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