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'!

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.

End of Financial Year Stockroom Sale

Saturday 24 June - Monday 31 July
10am - 5pm
Milk Factory Gallery - 33 Station Street, Bowral
E. gallery@milkfactorygallery.com.au

END OF FINANCIAL YEAR - STOCKROOM SALE - the Stockroom Sale comprises of works that have been held in our Stockroom for an extended period of time. This is a perfect opportunity to pick up an original piece of art at a 'once in a year' reduced price. Our gallery artists will also be contributing works from their Studios that they wish to sell at a reduced price. Works will include paintings, limited edition prints, works on paper,sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewellery and more...

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.

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

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.

Frida Visits Kiama Frida Kahlo inspired art exhibition

Thursday 27 July - Wednesday 2 August
10.00am - 6.00pm Mon-Fri, 10-4 Sat/Sun
Beachside Emporium, 44 Manning Street, Kiama
E. info@janellemattilaconsulting.com.au

Beachside Emporium Kiama is holding a "Frida visits Kiama" exhibition from Thursday, 27 July until Wednesday, 2 August, inspired by the work and life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. More than 40 local artists and designers are showcasing a collection of original paintings, photographic works, sculpture, fashion, jewellery, homewares, hand-made ceramics and cards, all inspired by Frida Kahlo. Local florist, The Wildflower Studio, is partnering with Beachside Emporium for the exhibition and providing flowers and plants similar to those used by Frida Kahlo in her paintings and grown by Frida in her garden. An opening event will take place at Beachside Emporium, on Saturday, 29 July from 6-8pm. This will be an opportunity for guests to meet the artists and enjoy tapas, sangria and live music. Artists and guests are encouraged to dress-up for the event. 44 Manning St, Kiama.

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: GLAM! 
Canapés. Oyster bar, grazing plates, desserts
PROCEEDS FROM THE DINNER WILL SUPPORT LOCAL YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

Fitzroy Falls Cluster Launch

Friday 28th of July
4-6pm
Burrawang Village Hotel, 14-16 Hoddle Street, Burrawang
E. brigid@simmeronthebay.com.au

Join Moss Vale and Rural Chamber and Fitzroy Falls Cluster members, on Friday, July 28, to celebrate the launch of the sixth Southern Highlands Food and Wine Cluster - Fitzroy Falls.

Meet Fitzroy Falls producers, sample the outstanding food and wine, including award-winning lamb, beef and pork, spring water, cool climate wine and organic veggies.  Hear about a wonderful range of restaurants, cafes, caterers, unique accommodation and a new distillery that will make your visit to Fitzroy Falls unforgettable. 

The clusters, supported by Destination NSW, have been widely acclaimed by locals, food, wine and travel media and three more will open over the next 12 months.

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!

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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Bookings Essential on 44652820 

Turn the Tide Youre the Voice Southern Highlands

Saturday 29th of July
3pm
St Jude's Anglican, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. joan.ferguson@mail.com

Sing Out For Change – Uniting our voices to turn the tide on domestic violence

Join Southern Highlands singers performing in Bowral, choirs from around Australia and the more than 2500 strong choir in Brisbane ‘You’re the Voice’, part of the Queensland Music Festival on Saturday 29th July 2017.

Local singers will feature a rousing performance of John Farnham’s powerful anthem as well as great performances from local artists and choirs at a concert in St Jude’s Anglican Church, Bowral at 3pm on Saturday 29th July 2018. At 5pm we will live stream the concert from Brisbane, featuring Katie Noonan.

Its not too late to join in! Rehearsals are scheduled for 18th and 25th July 7.30 to 9pm at the Mittagong Playhouse Supper Room, with a final run through on 29th July.

Tickets $25 from Eventbrite or on the door.

Mittagong Markets

Saturday 29th of July
8.00am - 2.00pm
Unting Church Grounds, Cnr Albert & Alice Street, Mittagong
PH. 0424 095 195

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

Mittagong Markets Selling and Educating people re chooks

Saturday 29th of July
8am to 2pm
Mittagong Uniting Church Cnr Alice and Albert Street
PH. 0424 095195

How to look after your backyard chooks.
Angela Tisdall a local Chook breeder and winner of Chook prices in Camden,
Goulburn and Sydney will be providing education and
also selling some of her backyard layers.
Come along and learn how to house and feed and take away handouts
She will be there from 8am to 2pm.

Fundraising Trivia Night @ Southern Highlands Winery

Saturday 29th of July
6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Southern Highlands Winery. Cnr Illawarra Highway & Oldbury Road, Sutton Forest
E. jaun@shw.com.au

Can you help us get Melissa to Moscow for a much needed stem cell transplant? There will be a silent auction, plus lots of prizes.

Come and play, laugh and have lots of fun all whilst helping our local mum.

Saturday 29th July, 6:30pm at the Southern Highlands Winery. Tickets are $35 per person (tables of 10) and includes a light dinner.

Scented Edibles

Saturday 29th of July
5:30 pm
Lennox Road, Berrima
E. tahnya@noshtrekker.com

NOSHtrekker invites you to an evening of edible fragrances with O’Drink™ and Goldfield & Banks
Enjoy a winter evening in the Southern Highlands with a Belgian-inspired menu that also incorporates edible aromas from entrée to dessert. Sample the refreshing flavours of O’Drink™, a “first of its kind” beverage made of 100% pure essences and fruit extracts, and learn about the Australian scents in Goldfield & Banks fragrances from perfumier, Dimitri Weber.
THE EXPERIENCE
With her knowledge of fragrances and the use of local ingredients and exotic essences in her cuisine, Christiane de Bievre exemplifies the spirit of adventure while identifying with her environment – the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia.
Surrounded by the perfumed elegance of her Victorian & European style home, guests are welcomed with a glass of her sparkling O’Drink™ and Champagne, the sounds of the dazzling twenties and the scents of the Australian landscape.
A three-course candlelight dinner

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. 

Winterfest

Sunday 30th of July
10 am
Bradman Oval, St Judes Street, Bowral
E. belinda@duncanhill.com.au

Winterfest at Bradman 2017 is a cleverly crafted culmination of family fun, music, activations, fresh produce, artisan markets and activities designed to evoke the senses and raise funds for the Cancer Council of NSW local initiative -The General and Practical Support (GAPS) service.
For more information and/or to register your attendance please go to the website.

The Road to Little Sodding

Sunday 30th of July
2pm
Hill Top Memorial Hall, Wilson Drive, Hill Top
PH. 02 4889 8083

On Sunday July 30th, Pigs Fly Productions will be presenting a script-in-hand playreading of an original work, 'The Road to Little Sodding', by Southern Highlands local, Dave Letch. Dave is an industry legend, having acted in, written and directed numerous plays and films for many decades. The cast will made up of local and industry professional actors and the play is full of skullduggery, murder, mayhem, fishnets, mini-skirts, stilettos, births on Christmas Eve, garroting and karaoke! Tickets will be available at the door with 'curtain up' at 2pm.
Please come along and join the fun and support local theatre and original Australian content.

NSW Basketball Skills Camp

Sunday 30th of July
Moss Vale Basketball Staduim

NSW Country Basketball will host a skills clinic for under-12s these holidays.
Camps will be open to boys and girls registered with a NSW Country Basketball Association.
The skills clinic will be held at Moss Vale Basketball Stadium on July 30.  
The clinic will cost $62.50 and includes a skills day t-shirt.
All players will be required to bring a ball, drink bottle and lunch. 

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

Introduction to Mastering Your Body Language Workshop

Tuesday 1st of August
6:00pm
Mittagong RSL Bessemer Street Mittagong
E. michele@turbochargeyourpractice.com

Learning body language is a ‘must’ for several great reasons. For starters, you were born with these ‘super-powers’, but over time they’ve become less solid and so learning them is just a matter of rekindling an old skill-set.

And secondly, not only will it help you form deeper and better connections, but if you’re in business, any business, it might also double your business!

In this 2hr workshop you will learn how to;
- Connect better with people
- Correctly recognizing and adapting to someone’s body language can make or break your business
- Prevent Conflict
- Improve Your Presence
- Open your world

By learning body language, you tell your brain to actively what to look for and you’ll be amazed at how much you can suddenly see!

Visit http://www.bodylanguageaustralia.com/introduction-to-mastering-your-body-language/

hArt - Exhibition of works by Chris Hart

Thursday 3 - Sunday 13 August
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

Chris has been creating works of art for as long as he can remember, working in ceramics, carpentry, sculpture, drawing and painting.
He uses a number of mediums including graphite, charcoal, watercolour, ink, mixed media and print making. The majority of his works however are acrylic on canvas.
In recent years Chris has been able to come back to his passion for art and interior design, having previously worked in a wide variety of fields in his life.
This exhibition contains works completed from 2015 to today.
A lot of Chris' works are drawn from people and interactions with each other and their surroundings. These vary from monochromatic to vividly coloured.
The exhibition displays a variety of pieces including landscapes, portraits, still life and abstract.
Chris would like to welcome you to his exhibition - "hArt"

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

Christmas in July & August @ Mittagong RSL

Thursday 3rd of August
From 6pm
Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

Thursday Nights Christmas in July & August Buffet Dinner
$35.00 Per Person
$1.50 per year of age for children 15 years & under
Bookings Essential at Reception

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 3rd of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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

Blackadder - live stage production of the BBC TV series

Friday 4 - Sunday 13 August
Fri & Sat 8pm; Sat & Sun 2pm
Bowral Memorial Hall, 24 Bendooley Street, Bowral, NSW 2576
E. a4bees@gmail.com

Blackadder was a popular BBC TV comedy series that appeared between 1983 and 1989. On 4 Young & Old Productions is proud to present this stage adaptation with permission from Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, the authors.
Edmund Blackadder is the eponymous central character. As the generations progress, each Blackadder becomes increasingly clever and perceptive, while the family's social status steadily erodes. However, each Blackadder remains a cynical, cowardly opportunist, maintaining and increasing his own status and fortunes, regardless of his surroundings.
Bookings can be made online at www.trybooking.com/psne or at the Southern Highlands Welcome Centre on 1300 657 559 (booking fee applies).

Greg Hyde - An Eclectic Palette once more

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

GREG HYDE - "An Eclectic Palette...once more!" - An exhibition of paintings, etchings, and sketches by renowned Australian artist Greg Hyde. If ever an artist were reflected in his work, it is Greg Hyde. Paintings, etchings, sketches, and a myriad of other materials are all fair game for any one art work. Like the artist, each piece is multi-layered, charming, and highly detailed.

Exeter Markets

Saturday 5th of August
9.00am - 2.00pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. 0405 142 782


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

Check website for January Market.

Colo Vale Village Markets

Saturday 5th of August
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.   

AUDITIONS FOR THE FEMALE ODD COUPLE a Highlands Theatre Group Production

Sunday 6th of August
2pm promptly.
Church of Christ Hall. 56 Wingecarribee St. Bowral. (Opposite the Bowral Police Station)
E. president@htg.org.au

In this revised version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple", Felix and Oscar have been replaced by two, equally mismatched friends, Florence Ungar and Olive Madison. Florence, happy in her life of complete disorder, invites her friends over to her apartment one night for a game of Trivial Pursuit. Among her guests, is Olive Madison, fastidious, up tight and recently separated from her husband. By the end of the evening, Olive has agreed with Florence's suggestion that she should move into the apartment and what results is simply hilarious, as behaviour patterns from their own disastrous marriages begin to emerge.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 6th 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. 

Midweek Lunctime Recital

Wednesday 9th of August
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church, Bowral, on Wednesday 9 August at 1.15pm, will be presented by Soprano Yvonne D’Arcy accompanied by Pianist Christine Tilley. Their program is titled “Roses and Other Flowers” with all songs about flowers. There are songs in English, French and German by composers such as Mendelssohn, Strauss, Faure, Chausson and Frank Bridge. Both Yvonne and Christine are well-known in the Southern Highlands and contribute significantly to its musical life. Admission by donation.

Christmas in July & August @ Mittagong RSL

Thursday 10th of August
From 6pm
Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

Thursday Nights Christmas in July & August Buffet Dinner
$35.00 Per Person
$1.50 per year of age for children 15 years & under
Bookings Essential at Reception

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 10th of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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

Live music in Mittagong

Saturday 12th of August
2pm to 5pm
Mittagong Hotel, Main Street, Mittagong
E. mary.armstrong09@gmail.com

‘DR DON’ HOPKINS IN MITTAGONG
Piano player and vocalist, Don Hopkins, will be performing at the Mittagong Hotel on Saturday 12th August
Dr. Don’s performances draw from the rich vein of blues and jazz of the 1920s and 30s through to the R&B, soul and gospel sounds of the 1950s and 60s with an emphasis on the New Orleans’ piano styles and songs. Classics and rarities from the blues catalogue are intermingled with Dr. Don originals.

An influential part of Sydney’s Blues scene since the 1970’s, Don was inducted into the Goulburn Blues Walk of Fame in 2002. Dr. Don’s Double Dose duo won second place at the 2012 International Blues Challenge put on by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee.

Music to my eyes - Free concert

Saturday 12th of August
2pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde Mittagong NSW 2575
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Free concert – a free concert to accompany this exhibition will be held in Cooper Hall at Frensham on Saturday 12 August. The concert will include original compositions by Elena Kats-Chernin, Ann Carr-Boyd, May Howlett, Kjell Goyer & Chris Donaldson and will include performances by Debbie Angus, Lisa Kawai, Michael Spencer & Christine Tilley Bookings are essential by calling Sturt Gallery on 48602083.

KLA Sculpture - 1 Day Soapstone Carving Workshop

Saturday 12th of August
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

BOWRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL MARKETS

Saturday 12th of August
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.

Foodie Fields of Winter - A Fungi Feast

Sunday 13th of August
12-4pm
581 Greenhills Road, Berrima
E. brigid@simmeronthebay.com.au

Enjoy a 7-course degustation that celebrates truffles and all manner of exotic fungi - including those from two local truffière - to create a wildly aromatic and immensely entertaining long lunch with the growers.
Highlights of the decadent menu include moorish mushroom shots with parsley oil and Li-Sun deep fried enoki; homemade gnocchi with sage and burnt butter and Yelverton truffle shavings and lamb shank ragu with Epicure truffle risotto.
Hear from an impressive line-up of local producers, including Dr Noel Arrold of Li-Sun Exotic Mushrooms, who will share their expertise on mushrooms and truffles.
This is a premium annual event not to be missed.

Robertson Markets

Sunday 13th 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!


Jazz at The Mill Cafe

Sunday 13th of August
4pm-7pm
210-224 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
PH. 4870 1293

Live Jazz with tapas menu at licensed venue. Great atmosphere complete with open fire. Bookings can be made by ringing The Mill Cafe on 4870 1293. There is a cover charge of $10.00 per person.

Cooking with Emilio

Monday 14th of August
10:00am
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest
PH. 02 4868 2300

Introducing Zuppa di Pesce! – Seafood Bisque

Along the coast of Italy, zuppa di pesce, is popular dish laden with treasures of the sea. This almost stew/almost soup packs a flavorsome punch and is a rustic style of soup. Consisting of a melody of seafood and a light tomato based seafood broth. This is a fresh and vibrant dish with the seafood being the hero.

This dish is versatile and it’s perfect for dinner parties or weeknight family meals alike.

But don’t let the simplicity fool you—the taste of this dish is incredible.

Once you learn how to master this beautiful Italian dish, we recommend serving with a nice dry Rose and Frank Sinatra playing in the background.

Monday 14th August 2017. Class starts at 10am, followed by lunch.

Cost: $70 per person including class, lunch and a glass of wine

Diversity III - Art Exhibition by the Picton Art Group

Wednesday 16 - Tuesday 22 August
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

The Picton Art Group – Diversity III Exhibition
Our backgrounds are as many and varied as are our subjects and media that we work with and so our first exhibition in 2015 was called “Diversity”. We are very excited to be returning to the Bowral Art Gallery in 2017 for our third exhibiton “Diversity III”
The Picton Art Group work in oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, pen and on a variety of subjects ranging from landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, portraits, animal studies and abstracts.
Group members have exhibited in many local exhibitions in the Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown LGAs and various events on the South Coast. The common thread amongst all of us is our passion and love for all things artistic and creative.
Please feel welcome to join us at our opening on Saturday 19 August at 2pm.

Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in paris

Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 August
7.30pm & 3pm
Mittagong Playhouse, 114/116 Main Street, Mittagong
PH. 0457 906 846

Directed by Geraldine Turner, Miranda Music Society's wonderful 2016 production of the 1968 revue, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris comes to Mittagong Playhouse after a short season
at Riverside Studio, Parramatta.  
Brel was part of the French-language art-song movement that reached its peak of international popularity in the 1950s and ’60s, led by such revered performers as Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour and Yves Montand. Brel too was beloved in his adopted home of Paris, and around the globe. But the riveting performer and prolific songwriter was an individualist, whose music ranges from the rhapsodically romantic to the caustically political. His songs have been covered by literally hundreds of singers in many different languages.
17/18/19 August at 7.30pm & 19 August 3pm
Tickets: $35/$40 (If booking via Tourist Information Centre, a $2.50 fee per ticket is applied)

Autism Sensory Workshop

Thursday 17th of August
9:00am
Bowral Bowling Club, 40 Shepherd Street, Bowral 2576
E. support@aspiechild.com.au

Autism/Asperger's Sensory Workshop for teachers, health professionals, support workers and families.
The workshop provides a detailed description of individuals on the Autism Spectrum, including profiles on the neurology, biology, cognitive processing, perception differences and learning styles of those with the condition.
The workshop offers a vivid insight into the subtle intricacies of Autism/Asperger’s; but more importantly provides participants a myriad of strategies to engage successfully with individuals on the Spectrum.
Participants will learn specific techniques for dealing with challenging behaviours and meltdown and how to decrease stress in those with AS.
The training includes Nelle’s high-impact Sensory Detective Workshop ® - an interactive exercise that allows you to look at Autism/Asperger’s from the inside out! You'll learn first hand how sensory stimuli influences all behaviour, emotional development and academic progress.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 17th of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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

Christmas in July & August @ Mittagong RSL

Thursday 17th of August
From 6pm
Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

Thursday Nights Christmas in July & August Buffet Dinner
$35.00 Per Person
$1.50 per year of age for children 15 years & under
Bookings Essential at Reception

The Mill Street Feast - FRI-YAY

Friday 18th of August
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.

Gossip Bollywood

Saturday 19th of August
5pm
Mittagong RSL; Old Hume Hwy & Bessemer St, Mittagong, New South Wales 2575
PH. 4872 4100

A Bollywood Spectacular Experience hosted by Gossip Hair & Beauty in association with Luminous Entertainment and Aveda Australia. This evening will showcase a culture of Glamour and Fun with all proceeds going to Aveda's Charity Earth Month - providing clean water to less fortunate communities around the world!

Dress up in black tie or your finest Bollywood attire - and enjoy what promises to be a Fantastic Night!

Visit the RSL website to book your seats! ONLY $110 (or $1000 for a table of 10) for this fantastic fundraiser!

See you there!

Love the Gossip Girls

Pork and Pinot Night

Saturday 19th of August
6:00pm
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. 02 4868 2300

Join us in the beautiful Barrel Room at the Southern Highlands Winery and take part in a tasty pairing of Pork and Pinot.
Enjoy tastings from SHW, St Maur winery and Sutton Forest Estate Wines and hear talks from all three winemakers.
Enjoy a delicious four-course meal that’s expertly paired with hand-picked Pinots from the Southern Highlands.
CANAPE
Endive, Pork Julienne, ginger, and pistachio
ENTREE
Gnocchi & Napoli style Pork Ragout
MAIN
Pork Fillet guanciale, pumpkin, Tuscan cabbage and Marsala jus
DESSERT
Pannacotta with mandarin compote, bitter cherries and walnuts
COST:
Includes wine pairings and four-course dinner $95
Bookings are essential, please ring 4868 2300 to make your reservation

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 19th 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 

Four Hands Piano Recital with Wendy Hiscocks Roy Howat

Sunday 20th of August
2.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

International pianists Wendy Hiscocks and Roy Howat will perform at St Jude’s Church Bowral on Sunday 20 August in a recital commencing at 2.30pm. Scottish pianist Roy Howat leads an international life and is well known in Australia, where he is regularly heard in concert and on Classic FM. Australian composer-pianist Wendy Hiscocks studied in Sydney with Peter Sculthorpe before moving to London. Her music has been performed by major international artists including Roy Howat whose interpretations of her music have been broadcast on ABC radio during the course of this year. In addition to performing duets, they will also play solos. Music is by Chabrier, Benjamin, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel and Hisscocks. Admission $30/$25.


BUNDANOON MAKERS MARKET

Sunday 20th of August
8.30AM TO 2PM
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HALL, RAILWAY AVE, BUNDANOON
PH. 0411 297 963

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

Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 23rd of August
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

St Jude’s Resident Organist Allan Beavis will present a recital on the St Jude’s Organ on Wednesday 23 August commencing at 1.15pm. In the recital he will perform Bach’s vibrant “Prelude and Fugue in D major”, Ceasar Franck’s “Pastorale” and Franck’s “Chorale No.3”. This latter work was edited by the composer on his death bed and is regarded as his finest work for the organ. Admission by donation.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY FORUM

Thursday 24th of August
7pm to 8:30pm
Mittagong RSL, Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575
E. childrensfoundation@bdcu.com.au

Facilitated by Mental Health Organisation batyr in partnership with the BDCU Childrens Foundation
An information night on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
Featuring guest speaker Dr Time Sharp, The Happiness Institute
FREE EVENT - ALL WELCOME
~Learn how you can provide support to young people and what to look out for.
~See what local services & resources are available
~Concluding with a Q&A session of local professionals & experts.

Collective Concepts

Thursday 24 August - Tuesday 5 September
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

Brenda Unwin, Inga Macleod, Poss Keech, Edwina Stanham, Libby Wakefield and Alice Cameron are a group of artists who all embrace a freedom of expression and a welcoming spontaneity.
This group exhibition covers a variety of subject matter, yet retains an underlying common energy and vitality which reflects and demonstrates their expressive approach to painting and drawing.
The artists invite you to meet them at their grant opening on Saturday 26 August from 12pm.

Christmas in July & August @ Mittagong RSL

Thursday 24th of August
From 6pm
Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

Thursday Nights Christmas in July & August Buffet Dinner
$35.00 Per Person
$1.50 per year of age for children 15 years & under
Bookings Essential at Reception

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 24th of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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

5th Chapter Open Garden Daffodil Day

Friday 25th of August
10am - 3:30pm (Nb gates close strictly at 4pm)
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. garden@fifthchapter.com.au

Support the Garvan Institute and visit this amazing garden on Daffodil Day.  A small donation of $10.00 per adult will be collected, children free of charge.

By the Waters of Babylon Australian Chamber Choir

Saturday 26th of August
7.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The celebrated Melbourne-based Australian Chamber Choir under the direction of Douglas Lawrence will perform at St Jude’s Church Bowral on Saturday 26 August commencing at 7.30pm. In their program “By the Waters of Babylon” Douglas Lawrence has chosen several works including two newly commissioned works, that explore the themes expressed in Psalm 137: loss, dislocation and grief. As the program shows, however, courage and hope are always part of the story too. The strength and optimism seen in so many refugees and asylum seekers reminds us of this, as does JS Bach in the program’s closing motet. The Choir has recently returned from a successful tour of Europe where they performed in in cities from Rome (Italy) to Leipzig (Germany). Admission: $40/$30/$20.

Groove Away The Blues

Saturday 26th of August
Doors open @ 5:30pm, for 6pm start.
Bowral High School, Cnr Aitken and Park Rd, Bowral
E. info@highlandshealthclub.com

Help us to help others! All proceeds from this concert fundraiser will go to the Black Dog Institute.
The show will feature a range of local talent, including singers, dancers, gymnasts, bands, a magician and more. The fundraiser will be hosted by award-winning Sydney Beat Boxer Bernie Van-Tiel. The night will also include a raffle and a lucky door prize, with great local prizes to be won!
Ticket Prices - Adults: $25, Children: $15, Family: $60, Children under 5 years: Free.
Tickets can be purchased at the Highlands Health Club Gym (Level 1, 86-88 Main Street, Mittagong) or at the door of the event.

NSW Siberian Express end of season bash

Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 August
3pm
Belanglo State Forest Daly's Clearing
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

Our end of season bash is a get together to celebrate the close of the sledding season.
This will be a relaxed atmosphere to have a BBQ and some drinks around the camp fire. Please feel free to take your dog/dogs if the temperature permits.
Hope to see you all there.
To be confirmed our AGM will take place at this event.
We welcome spectators to our events we just ask dogs are on a lead . Races are exciting to watch come along and see what sled dog racing is all about

Southern Highlands Miniature Railway

Saturday 26th of August
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 26th of August
9am - 2pm
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Hwy, Moss Vale
PH. 0428 672 400

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


JAZZ AT THE MILL CAFE

Sunday 27th of August
4PM - 7PM
210 - 224 BONG BONG ST, BOWRAL
E. gbl.millcafe@outlook.com

Live Jazz with tapas menu at licensed venue. Great atmosphere complete with open fire. Bookings can be made by ringing The Mill Cafe on 4870 1293. There is a cover charge of $10.00 per person.

Sunday YOGA Indulgence

Sunday 27th of August
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 27th of August
9am - 2pm
BERRIMA PUBLIC SCHOOL, OXLEY STREET, BERRIMA
PH. 0424 090 520

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.

Christmas in July & August @ Mittagong RSL

Thursday 31st of August
From 6pm
Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

Thursday Nights Christmas in July & August Buffet Dinner
$35.00 Per Person
$1.50 per year of age for children 15 years & under
Bookings Essential at Reception

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 31st of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Friday 1 - Saturday 9 September
Mittagong Playhouse, Corner Main Street and Bowral Road, Mittagong
E. pigsflyproductions@hotmail.com

Written by Eve Ensler, the Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is made up of a varying number of monologues read by a varying number of women with each monologue dealing with aspects of the feminine experience, such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, birth, orgasm, the various common names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. The interviews were conducted in 1996 with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality. The New York Times called the play "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade." The play traditionally highlights awareness and raises money toward working to end violence against women, therefore, WHITE RIBBON AUSTRALIA will be this year's inspiring charity.

Boxing NSW State Titles- Commonwealth Games Pathway Event

Friday 1 - Sunday 3 September
6 Hawkins Drive Mittagong (PCYC Southern Highlands)
E. southernhighlands@pcycnsw.org.au

Boxing NSW State Titles!!!!

September 1,2,3

This event will be used as a pathway for the Commonwealth Games team selection. This is one of the biggest events in Australian Boxing and will feature some of the best young boxers within the state.

Support Southern Highlands Boxing!!!!1

Exeter Markets

Saturday 2nd of September
9.00am - 2.00pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. 0405 142 782


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

Check website for January Market.

Colo Vale Village Markets

Saturday 2nd of September
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.   

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 3rd 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. 

Kerrie Leishman Penelope McManus Penny Simons at Bowral Art Gallery

Thursday 7 - Tuesday 12 September
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

Kerrie Leishman lives in Kangaroo Valley and paints from her studio in the bush. She has been painting and illustrating all her working life and for the past 30 years as a staff illustrator for The Sydney Morning Herald finishing last year.
Penny Simons is a Maker/Artist living and working in the Southern Highlands of NSW. She was one of the founding partners of “Cloth”, a Sydney based, bespoke business producing hand printed and constructed textiles.
Spending most of her life living in rural southern NSW Penelope McManus has always sought inspiration and refuge in the Australian bush. Her current paintings are inspired observations of the landscape during a recent trip to Fowlers Gap near Broken Hill.
Opening night is Friday 8 of September, 2017 - 6pm to 8pm., and all are welcome to attend.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 7th of September
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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

Drink and Draw - Life Drawing

Thursday 7th of September
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

Home Garden Show

Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 September
10am - 4pm
Bong Bong Racecourse, Kangaloon Road, Bowral
E. hello@homeandgardenshow.com.au

The Home & Garden Show returns to the Bong Bong Racecourse on the 2nd weekend of September. A great family day out with so much to see, do, learn and buy! A showcase of everything home and garden. Plus, don't forget your fur family as leashed dogs are welcome.

5TH CHAPTER ESTATE OPEN GARDEN 9 - 10 SEPTEMBER

Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 September
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.
2017 Open Dates
April - July (By Appointment Only)
August - Friday 26 Daffodil Day
September - 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 30
October - 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15
November - 11 and 12
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 For appointments email garden@fifthchapter.com.au or phone John 0435 107 456 
Directions 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.

Fiesta Latina Bowral Bowling Club

Saturday 9th of September
6pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Sheppherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Fiesta Latina @ Bowral Bowling Club
Saturday 9th September
6-11pm

The Bowral Bowling Club will come alive with a festival of Latin Music and Dance in September as eclectic sounds present the highlands first Fiesta Latina.
The night will feature the world class grooves of Sydney based Latin band Los Pibes plying along side the stunning Gutierrez Dancers led by Claudia Gutierrez.
Food on the night will be a Traditional Latin Buffet provided by the Chef and Staff of the Jack High Bistro.
Tickets are $55 for Latin Buffet and Show and are available via the Bowral Bowling Club or Moshtix.
Doors open 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm Latin Bistro.

KLA Sculpture - 1 Day Soapstone Carving Workshop

Saturday 9th of September
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

BOWRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL MARKETS

Saturday 9th of September
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.

Robertson Markets

Sunday 10th of September
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!


Jazz at The Mill Cafe

Sunday 10th of September
4pm-7pm
210-224 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
PH. 4870 1293

Live Jazz with tapas menu at licensed venue. Great atmosphere complete with open fire. Bookings can be made by ringing The Mill Cafe on 4870 1293. There is a cover charge of $10.00 per person.

Moidart Open Garden

Monday 11 September - Monday 2 October
10am - 4pm
19-21 Eridge Park Road, Burradoo
PH. 02 4861 2600

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

Tulip Time "Sea of Kites"

Tuesday 12 - Sunday 24 September
9AM-4PM DAILY (EXCEPT SATURDAYS OPEN UNTIL 5PM)
Bendooley Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4871 2888

To show your support of the great services Redkite provide for children and youngsters diagnosed with cancer, visitors will be able to purchase a red kite for planting around Corbett Garden's historic pagoda.
 Hopefully each day the sea of kites will grow to complement the Tulip display in the garden.
Entry to Tulip Time Festival applies. 

Tulip Time

Tuesday 12 - Sunday 24 September
9AM-4PM DAILY (EXCEPT SATURDAYS OPEN UNTIL 5PM)
Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. tuliptime@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Tulip Time, one of Australia's oldest and best loved floral festivals continues to grow as the region's largest event. Corbett Gardens, the centrepiece of the Festival is mass-planted with over 75,000 tulips, 15,000 annuals and an additional 40,000 tulips planted across the Shire.

Overall a celebration of stunning tulip displays, entertainment, special events and premiere private gardens, so essentially there's something on offer for the young and the young at heart!

TULIP TIME 'RADIO 2ST LIVE BROADCAST & COMMUNITY BREAKFAST'

Tuesday 12th of September
7am - 1pm (Breakfast 7am-9am)
CORBETT GARDENS, BENDOOLEY STREET, BOWRAL
E. tuliptime@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Radio 2st will be launching this years festival and broadcasting live from the gardens so come along and enjoy a "Under the Sea" themed community breakfast.
 Breakfast from 7am-9am.
 Free entry to Cobertt Gardens till 9am.

5TH CHAPTER ESTATE OPEN GARDEN - 14 SEPTEMBER

Thursday 14th of September
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.
2017 Open Dates
April - July (By Appointment Only)
August - Friday 26 Daffodil Day
September - 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 30
October - 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15
November - 11 and 12
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 For appointments email garden@fifthchapter.com.au or phone John 0435 107 456
Directions 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.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 14th of September
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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

The Mill Street Feast - FRI-YAY

Friday 15th of September
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.

5TH CHAPTER OPEN GARDEN -16-17 SEPTEMBER

Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 September
10.00AM TO 3.30PM*
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. info@fifthchapter.com.au

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens.
5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands. Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.
Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour.
2017 Open Dates
April - July (By Appointment Only)
August - Friday 26 Daffodil Day
September - 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 30
October - 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15
November - 11 and 12
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 For appointments email garden@fifthchapter.com.au or phone John 0435 107 456
Directions 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.

Selby Friends Presents Basically Beethoven 4 Tour 1 2017

Saturday 16th of September
5:00PM
St. Jude's Church, 34 Bendooley St, Bowral
PH. 1300 511 099

Back by popular demand, S&F continues its exploration of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven in this program of demanding works for piano trio. Including the Symphony No.2 in an arrangement by the composer himself, this program truly outlines the scope and genius of a young master on the brink of discovery as he pushes the boundaries of his own knowledge. Join Australian virtuoso violinist Daniel Dodds in his return to Selby & Friends from Europe, pianist Kathryn Selby and ACO Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve in this fourth very special visit with Beethoven!
A taste of Selby & Friends can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z82N5dfSAgQ

Southern Highlands Orchid Society Inc Annual Orchid Plant Show

Saturday 16th of September
9.30am-4.00pm
Alexandra Room, Mittagong RSL
PH. 0419 849 755 or 4861 2638

Southern Highlands Orchid Society Inc. invites you to its Annual Orchid & Plant Show to be held in the Alexandra Room, Mittagong RSL, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong.
Saturday 16th September 2017 9.30am - 4.00pm
Orchid & plants displays; Potting demonstrations; Various talks on the cultivation & care of orchids; Raffle and Plant Sale. Entry by gold coin donation.
Enquiries: Ray 0419 849 755 or Shirley 4861 2638

Spring in the Southern Highlands Gardenscape Macro Photography Tour

Saturday 16th of September
9.30am to 5.30pm
St Jude Street, Bowral
E. info@clickwalklearn.com.au

Do you want to get out of the city for the day and spend some time photographing the spring flowers and gardenscapes in the magnificent Southern Highlands?

This all inclusive photography tour is designed to teach you everything about general photography, gardenscapes AND macro photography! Spend the day with a passionate professional photographer who will have you ‘out of auto’ and shooting like a pro in no time.

Cost $295

8 hours of photography tuition.

Transport in the click walk learn mini bus.

Lunch at Bendooley Bar & Grill – Bendooley Winery. (inc 1 wine or beer)

A coffee stop and bottled water are included.

Entry into Red Cow Farm, Sutton Forest.

TWO detailed photography ebooks – ‘Standard photography’ and ‘Macro photography.'

Critique of your images on the click walk learn facebook page.

For bookings and more info visit https://clickwalklearn.com.au/spring-in-the-southern-highlands-gardenscape-macro-photography-tour/

Tulip Time "Mile Race" brought to you by Athletics NSW

Saturday 16th of September
From 1.30pm
Bong Bong Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4871 2888

This Mile distance event will be held in the picturesque Southern Highlands and run in conjunction with the Tulip Tulip Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The event has officially partnered with RedKite, in hope to raise much needed funds, advocacy and awareness in Australia. To find out more, please visit the event website. Professional and amateur athletics of all ages will compete in categories to be Tulip Times quickest runner over a mile racing down and up Bowral main street straight before the Street Parade.
Entry fees apply.