What's On

2018 SPRING OPEN GARDENS

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

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

Open Garden Chinoiserie

Tuesday 18 September - Sunday 18 November
10am - 4.30pm
23 Webb Street, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 3003

Chinoiserie is renowned for it's collection of tree & herbaceous Peonies collected around the world from China, Japan, Europe & America. Chinoiserie.........a plant collector's garden.A colourful plant collectors garden set on 1.25 acres.Plantings consist of long herbaceous borders, potager, pond and stream garden, a large collection of Chinese, Japanese, European and American tree peonies which are the star attraction in
October and early November. 
Spring Open Dates 2018: 18 September - 18 November 2018.
$7.00 per person.
Dogs on leash permitted, and picnics allowed.
Coaches welcome please confirm with us first if you wish to bring a group to the garden.

Red Cow Farm Open Garden

Tuesday 18 September - Sunday 19 May
10am - 4pm
7480 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
PH. 02 4868 1842

Red Cow Farm is a unique cool climate garden set on 2.5 hectares in the picturesque
rural village of Sutton Forest. This garden has been described as one of the best gardens in the world.
A rare beauty awaits your visit.
Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and groups, $4 children (4–14 years).
Car and coach parking available in lane way adjacent to garden.
Children must be supervised by adults, no animals, no picnic permitted.

Spring Tea Party

Saturday 22 September - Tuesday 27 November
12pm
16A Bowral Rd Mittagong, Inside Just a Smidge
E. hello@darlingmillsstudio.com

An exhibition if eclectic and fun artworks fit for a mad spring tea party.

Featuring the whimsical and quirky works of Rachel Moodie, Emma Palmer, Emma Simmons, Libby Moore, Michelle Fogarty, Annette Pringle, Vanessa Encarnacao and Yvette DeLacy of Mountain Clay.

Drop by the gallery open 7 days a week inside Just a Smidge.

Opening drinks are from 12pm on Saturday the 22nd of September.

A Visual Feast - two artists and a chef

Sunday 23 September - Sunday 18 November
10am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde Mittagong NSW 2575
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Juliet Holmes a Court and Ruth Levine produce art inspired by their culinary muse – Chef James Viles of Biota.

“Why, we are asked, set a challenge like this, landscapes off a plate, and sculptures from a meal? The answer is, and it’s another thing in common with nature,.... to grow”.
They are artists who are fed by nature, its shapes, its colours, its textures. Using the fascinating culinary work of local chef, Biota's James Viles, has been a step into a selection of nature’s offerings that they wouldn’t have found on their own.

This body of work is visually and touch textural, the perfection of nature, represented in all its imperfection, a foil against an offshore, machine mass made age.

The exhibition will be opened at 11am on Sunday 23 September by special guest John Newton, freelance writer, journalist, novelist, teacher.

OCTOBER CRICKET ON BRADMAN OVAL

Monday 1 - Wednesday 31 October
ALL DAY
BRADMAN OVAL, ST JUDE STREET BOWRAL NSW 2576
E. INFO@BRADMAN.COM.AU

The 2018 cricket season at Bradman is set to be an absolute corker. Our ‘What’s On’ this October lists all the cricket fixtures on iconic Bradman Oval, home ground of Australia's greatest cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman.

Join locals and 'cricket tragics' watching a free cricket match at the Pavilion or on Bowral's own 'grass hill' with a picnic hamper from Bradman Cafe, while soaking up the spring sunshine and atmosphere of the historic and beautiful Bradman precinct. Plenty of amenities, stroll through world-famous museum. Kids can have fun at the playground in Glebe Park. All cricket matches are free to the public and are family friendly events.

TREES a homage in art

Saturday 6 - Wednesday 31 October
10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Milk Factory Gallery - 33 Station Street Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

This exhibition features works in various media celebrating the tree as its subject matter. Not only beautiful single tree studies but works of bark, flowers, leaf and pod."

From artist Bruce Chanter an exhibition of oil paintings, drawings on paper, photographic montage, assemblages, small oil studies on paper and gouache, celebrating the tree in the The Year of the Tree - officially on Sunday 29th July 2018 is "National Tree Day"

2018 Art in Flowers Exhibition Open Gardens

Saturday 6 - Sunday 21 October
Weekends 10 am - 3 pm
Robertson Heritage Railway Station Yarranga St, Robertson
E. accn@bigpond.com

Saturday 6th October until Sunday 21st October 2018 - Weekends only 10 am - 3 pm at the Fettlers Shed Gallery

Open Gardens - Waratahs on display in October at Robertson Heritage Railway

At this time of year, Robertson boasts a mass display of Waratahs that are in full flower on the southern side of the railway line at the Robertson Railway Station, as well as magnificent flower displays.

Waratahs in bloom and for sale – flowers and seeds

Dogs (on leads) are welcome at the Robertson Heritage Railway Station grounds

For the Love of Plants

Thursday 18 - Tuesday 30 October
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. bdasbotanicartists17@gmail.com

For The Love of Plants – Strength, Beauty, Fragility
Exhibition and Workshops to be held at Bowral Art Gallery & BDAS Studios 19 October to 30 October 2018
This special event, comprising an exhibition and workshops with leading tutors, is being organised to celebrate botanic art. It will also showcase work towards a Florilegium of threatened Southern Highlands plants. The event is being organised by the BDAS Botanic Artists, a group who regularly meet and work together in the BDAS studios.

Artists are invited to submit works for the exhibition and also to come and join in the weekend workshops to be held on the weekends of 20-21 October, and 27-28 October, onsite at Bowral District Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral. Workshops will be offered by leading artists, including Susannah Blaxill, Rita Parkinson, Helen Fitzgerald, Tracey Miller, Jacqueline Donovan and Peter Wale.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 18th of October
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

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

SHYAC - The Addams Family - young@part

Friday 19 - Sunday 28 October
SHOW TIMES: OPENING: FRIDAY 19 October - 7pm MATINEE/EVENING: SATURDAY 20 October - 2pm & 7pm MA
114 -116 Main Street, Mittagong
E. office@shyac.org.au

Experience laughter, chills and great family entertainment as The Addams Family’s weird and wonderful characters creep their way onto the Playhouse stage to perform The Addams Family - young@part. This fiendishly delightful award-winning musical comedy, is filled with fabulous songs, exciting choreography and dazzling costumes, performed by 43 talented Southern Highland youths.
Join all your favourite characters Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Grandma, Cousin It, Lurch and everyone's favourite weirdo, Uncle Fester as they meet the Beineke’s. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: CHANGE!
Bookings: Trybooking - www.trybooking.com/418930

Championship Dog Show and Obedience Trial

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 October
9.00 am
Blue Circle Oval, Taylor Avenue, New Berrima
PH. 0413 237 649

This is a 3 day championship dog show with dogs of all sizes and shapes. An obedience trial is also conducted on the Saturday and Sunday for the dogs that are not just beautiful but super talented. Food and doggy type stalls will be at the grounds so wander out if interested in dogs and all things related to dogs.

Whacky Wickets - Friday Social Womens Cricket Fun on Bradman Oval

Friday 19th of October
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Bradman Oval. St Jude Street Bowral NSW 2576
E. coach@bradman.com.au

Calling all Highland gals! Join us for Whacky Wickets this Spring.
Make the most of the longer, warm Spring days on beautiful Bradman Oval, Bowral.
6x Friday afternoons, from October 12 to November 16. Women & girls of all ages - sisters, aunts, besties, mums & daughters - will enjoy a social night of cricket, fun, hospitality & music. No experience necessary.
Fully Supervised. The best $10 you ever spent!
Whacky Wickets is a fun, evenly paced social modified game of cricket, perfect for girls & women to join in some social fun! Teams consist of 8 players, on the beautiful manicured outfield of iconic Bradman Oval For females all ages. $10 per week / 6 weeks. Team T-Shirts included. In conjunction with Highlands District Cricket Club.

southern highlands woodies new workshop opening

Saturday 20th of October
3.00 pm
Harbison Aged Care Centre, 2 Charlotte Street, Burradoo
PH. Peter: 0418 474 099

Come and see a demonstration of wood turning.
See the fine and varied work that the woddies produce on display.
See equiptment and tools that are aviable to anyone wishing to join the club.
Join us for Afternoon Tea.

Welby Garden Centre Gala Day

Saturday 20th of October
9am - 4pm
Bendooley Street, Welby
PH. 4872 1244

11.00 - Curly Compost Talk 

11.30 Jon Hill Potatoes Legend 

12.00 - Chevalier Band

12.30 Geoff Jansz cooking demo

BBQ THROUGHOUT THE DAY

SPECIALS

Based in Southern Highlands NSW, Welby Garden Centre is operated as a supported employment service by Challenge Southern Highlands, a community based charitable organisation.

Garage Sale Trail at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 October
9.00am-4.00pm
3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo NSW 2574
PH. (02) 4684 1112

Wirrimbirra Sanctuary, Bargo will be holding its Garage Sale Trail on Sat 20 and Sun 21 October between 9am and 4pm.You are invited to come along to see the kitchen items, some clothing, native plants and lots of bric-a-brac available for very little cost.Look forward to seeing you at Wirrimbirra for our Garage Sale on the Trail.

Dry Stone Wall Workshop

Saturday 20th of October
10am - 4pm
6077 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. peta@petaseaton.com.au

Dry Stone Wall Workshop

There’s something ‘rocky’ happening in the Highlands this spring! Everyone seems to be falling in love with the idea of dry stone walls. Not surprising, with such beautiful examples by some master-makers in our rural countryside.

I started building my own four years ago, and since then people have been asking me to show them how I do it. So if you’re curious, join me for a dry-stone wall workshop at Ashton Park Moss Vale. Learn what you can do with ‘stones and gravity’ – and enjoy a fortifying lunch along the way.

Saturday 20 October, 10am – 4pm
Where: Ashton Park Moss Vale, 6077 Illawarra Highway
Cost: A$130 (incl GST)

Berrima Courthouse Ghost Hunt

Saturday 20th of October
8pm
Berrima Courthouse, Argyle Street, Berrima
E. appighosthunts@gmail.com

Take part in a 4 hour ghost hunt inside one of the oldest courthouses in Australia.

The formidable Berrima Courthouse in the Southern Highlands, which dates back to the Victorian era, is now a museum, and we invite you to join us for a terrifying ghost hunt as we investigate the access areas, such as the courtroom, male and female holding cells, judges quarters, jury room and more...

There have been many ghostly sightings inside this building, which should come as no surprise due to its age and the vast number of people who have passed through its doors since its first session. Many locals tell of reports of a mysterious woman who appears, often from the holding cells area, to walk along the bookshelf.

Spirits also seem to be trying to communicate with us via music. Songs have started on our phones, on ipods, and even using the REM-pod's.

RockCan

Saturday 20th of October
3:00pm
Mittagong RSL Club
PH. 4868 6688

RockCan 2018 will be held at the Mittagong RSL Club on Saturday 20th October. Doors open at 3pm.

We have assembled a fantastic line-up of performers for this event, including The Hidden Wonders, Vesuvius, Squash J and DJs Carolyn Smee & Amy C.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from the Mittagong RSL Club, the Interchange Australia office in Bowral, the Interchange Australia Narellan Campus and online via the Mittagong RSL Club website.

Since its beginning in 2009, RockCan has drawn bands from the Southern Highlands together for the enjoyment of the local community. RockCan is a platform for young people with and without disabilities to showcase their musical talents.

The essence of RockCan is the participation, the interaction and the experience that comes with being part of organising and performing in a large music event. RockCan is a much anticipated event on the local music calendar.


Tickets are $15 (show only)

Macro Floral Painting Workshop

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 October
10.00am-4.00pm
Studio 1, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral.
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Beginner and intermediate artists are invited to participate in this Macro Floral Painting Workshop in conjunction with "For the Love of Plants" exhibition to be held at the Bowral Art Gallery.

In this workshop you will paint a large scale macro floral painting.
This painting workshop can run over one or two days. It will depend on your time commitment, the size of the work and the finish you desire.

See more examples from previous workshops here.
http://traceymiller.com.au/students-gallery/gallery-macro-floral-painting-workshop/

Come and join us for a creative day. Bring a friend and have a great weekend!

Contact Tracey for more information.

Southern Highlands Relay For Life

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 October
11am
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. kelly.dinnerville@nswcc.org.au

Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Southern Highlands community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.

Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer: start or join a team in the Southern Highlands 2018 Relay today!


All welcome to be part of the atmosphere  - food stalls and entertainment.
Full program to come.

The Kaya Open Garden and Plant Sale

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 October
10am - 4pm
68 Cleary's Lane Wildes Meadow
E. events@shbg.com.au

A magnificent 5 acre plantsman's garden filled with treasures. An absolute delight for any visitor.

Les & Elaine Musgrave 'retired' (as if) to the Highlands from the lower blue mountains to Wildes Meadow in the Southern Highlands to a garden designed by Chris Webb.

Les set about making the garden his own, with offerings from the garden of an array of cool climate plants to Elaine, a botanical artist of international repute.

Over the past few years Les has settled into 'The Kaya', morphing his surrounds to meet his expectations, including an incredible low water gravel and parterre garden, a feature meadow garden and a stunning array of plants nurtured by a born plantsman.

Plant stall features many plants growing in the garden.


$10 per person entry fee.

All proceeds to Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens.

Traditional Fermentation Workshop

Saturday 20th of October
09:00 to 12:00
7/256 Argyle St, Moss Vale NSW 2577
E. thevalemv@gmail.com

Come and enjoy the relaxed teaching methods from the devoted fermentation facilitator Cindy Niland. Cindy has worked in the food industry for over 20 years and is passionate about the use of traditional fermentation methods, using local in season produce where possible and engaging the local community to get pickling! She does not use any preservatives, artificial colouring, MSG or other nasties.

The Workshops are hands-on and fun! You will...
- learn about the traditional fermentation methods to use in your own kitchen
- talk about the health benefits of fermented food
- make delicious products to take home and enjoy
- discuss the use of pickles when preparing meals
- receive pickle recipe cards to get you pickling at home
- receive light refreshments during the workshop

Cost: $150 pp

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 October
10am-4pm
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

The garden is wonderfully designed with much to inspire. 

Highlights include: conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and beautiful perennial borders in Summer.

2018 Spring Dates
Daily 18 September - Monday 1 October (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend 

2018 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only 

2019 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend 

2019 Autumn Dates
March - each weekend
April - third weekend only 

Admission
$8 per person - adults
$7 per person- seniors
Children are free but must be supervised 

Dogs
Dogs are welcome - on leash only 

Groups
Large groups are by appointment only

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available 

Parking
On street parking only - please park responsibly 

Charcoal BBQ Surf and Turf

Saturday 20th of October
10.30am - 1.30pm
15-17 Kirkham Road Bowral
E. info@thecookscookingschool.com.au

Join us for a hands - on class for a maximum of 12 people. We will learn, cook, enjoy some good music, then we do the dishes while you enjoy the delicious food prepared with a glass of southern highlands wine at our alfresco dining table. All classes include written recipes to take away.

Great activity for friends and family to share.

* This classes features the Everdure Heston Charcoal BBQ for our cooking

Recipes
Chipotle charred green prawn with Macadamia nut and leaf salad
Lime and chilli baby octopus
Turkish style lamb burgers
Smoked eggplant baba ghanoush
Grilled sweet corn with chilli lime mayonnaise
Guacamole with lemon myrtle
Aussie bush kangaroo with corn tortillas
Mango and lime frozen yoghurt

Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 20th of October
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

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

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

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

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 20th of October
8.00am - 2.00pm
Uniting Church Grounds - Cnr Alice & Albert St Mittagong
PH. Sandra 0424 095 195

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

ALWAYS WANTED TO KNIT SOCKS?

Saturday 20th of October
2pm
The Yarn Shop, 35b Station Street, Bowral
PH. 0422 231 607

Socks for Beginners
These classes will teach you the basics of sock knitting. The classes are held over 3 consecutive Saturdays in October from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. 
By the end of the classes you will have learnt all the techniques involved in knitting socks, and will be well on your way to finishing your first pair!
If you can cast on, knit and purl you can do this class! Max 5 people to ensure individualised attention.
Place not secured until payment is received. Bookings essential.
Classes are run on the following dates: October 6th, 13th, and 20th from 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Cost $130.00
Materials – $10.00 - $40.00 depending on the yarn and needles you choose.
For bookings please ring or call into The Yarn Shop

Bowral Classic

Sunday 21st of October
FROM 7AM
BOWRAL
E. info@bowralclassic.com.au

Bowral Classic event is a Gran Fondo style cycling event held in the picturesque surrounds of the Southern Highlands brought to you by Bicycling Australia.
The route will take riders through the villages of Bowral, Berrima, Mittagong and Kangaloon. The routes will offer beautiful scenic back roads as well as tough challenges for the more proficient rider.
Book you accommodation early through Destination Southern Highlands to avoid disappointment!
Or why not book a glamping option
For all road closures and event information click here.

SpringFest

Sunday 21st of October
9:00am - 2:00pm
182 Bowral Street BOWRAL entry via MacDonald Street
E. 7hispasture@gmail.com

This is a Four Seasons Community Garden - Bowral event.
There will be activities for all ages.
Four short garden talks will be presented - 10:00 Small Creature Houses (Peter Nolan), 11:00 Soil Improvement (Jill Cockram), 12:00 Edible Flowers (Jo Dodds), 13:00 Organic Pest Control (Allan Forbes).
Stalls will offer fresh and preserved food, plants and fresh produce, and garden books.
Morning tea and lunch will be available.
There will be garden activities and other fun activities for the children.
Come and help us make our garden sprout and flourish!

ESPANA EL VITO THE SPIRIT OF SPAIN- Piano Guitar Recital

Sunday 21st of October
2.30pm
St Jude's Anglican Church Bowral, 34 Bendooley St, Bowral N.S.W
E. danzaprod@gmail.com

España El Vito - The Spirit of Spain, Piano and Guitar Recital featuring award winning, internationally acclaimed pianist and Young Steinway Artist Nicholas Young and renowned 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan.

A celebration of Spanish repertoire from classical to flamenco and modern jazz.

In a world first, the duo infuse the exhilarating traditional flamenco elements of Spanish Guitar into virtuosic classical piano masterpieces of composers Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo and more in stunning new arrangements celebrating the launch of Fagan’s newest vinyl album “El Vito".

Tickets: General Admission
Adult: $30, Concession: $25, Student: $15, Child under 16: free

Bookings:
Online: https://events.humanitix.com.au/espana-el-vito-bowral
Includes booking Fee which is donated to charity
Phone: Kellie 0438 881
Door sales: SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Doors open at 2pm

Manuel de Falla, 'Danse espagnole'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_54jNPaDDFE

'A True Artist'
Paco Peña

‘Commanding performance...consummate skill, virtuosity and panache.’
Limelight Magazine

www.nicholasyoungpiano.com
www.matthew-fagan.com

LOUISA ATKINSON WATERCOLOUR - THE POSSUM

Sunday 21st of October
10.30 am - 4 pm
Harper's Mansions, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

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

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

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

Puppet Theatre for all ages

Sunday 21st of October
11 am
Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

Come to ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre in Sutton Forest to experience wonderful contemporary puppet theatre. We present a family show every Sunday at 11 am (except October 28, 2018).

On October 14 and 21 we present “The Frog Prince at the Once Upon a Time Cafe”. Created and performed by Sue Wallace and Steve Coupe from the Sydney Puppet Theatre this hilariously twisted fairy tale combines many kinds of puppets with acting and live music.

Come at least 15 minutes early, make a cup of tea and play with our lovely collection of hand and string puppets.

Ticket prices: Adults $15, Children $11, any group of 4 or more $10.50 each. No bookings required.

For information please call Sue on 0438 218 217.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 21st of October
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.

Finishing Techniques, Sewing up Garments and Necklines

Monday 22nd of October
The Yarn Shop, 35b Station Street, Bowral
PH. 0422 231 607

Finishing Techniques are often the invisible touch that makes a garment look, fit and feel better. In these classes you will learn how to create smooth edges, superior seams and perfectly neat necklines for very garment. The classes are held over 3 consecutive Mondays from 2.00 – 4.00pm.
Techniques covered include: 
Picking up stitches for the neck band
Methods of Stitching up a garment
Sewing bands onto garments
Bands and button holes
Three needle cast off
Picking up dropped stitches
Pressing and Blocking 

This is an ideal opportunity to bring along anything you would like help with! Maximum 5 people to ensure individual attention.
Classes are run on the following dates:
October 15th, 22nd and 29th – 3 consecutive Mondays 2.00 – 4.00pm
Cost $130.00 includes tea/coffee, cake
Places not secured until payment is received. Bookings essential.
For booking please ring or call in the Yarn Shop.

Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 24th of October
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

Local pianist John D’Arcy presents the Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church, Bowral on Wednesday 24 October commencing at 1.15pm. His program is titled “Imperial Edition 504” and he will perform a number of the pieces in that publication by composers including J S Bach, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Handel, Schumann and others. “Imperial Edition” music scores have played a very significant role in making classical music available to students and performer and their contents are always pleasant and enjoyable for both performers and listeners. Admission by donation.

Hand-building for Beginners

Wednesday 24 October - Wednesday 19 December
9.00 am - 12.00noon
Studio 3, BDAS, 1 Short St Bowral, NSW 2576
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Hand-building for Beginners.

This course is for you if you’re interested in learning hand-building techniques in clay.

Tracey has taught hand building in clay for many years and can teach you hand-building techniques and skills you’ll need.

( This is not a wheel throwing course).

We’ll explore materials, styles and the techniques of pinch, coil, slab and modelling.

Explore this medium and have fun.
See more at http://traceymiller.com.au/
http://traceymiller.com.au/bowral-ceramics-hand-building-for-beginners-24-october-19-december/

PARKINSON'S EDUCATION SEMINAR

Wednesday 24th of October
9.30 am - 2.30 pm
Mittagong RSL, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
PH. 1800 644 189

You are invited to an information session for people with Parkinson's, their families, their carers, members of support groups and interested members of the general community.
A fee of $25 per person is required when you register to cover the cost of the seminar.
You must register for catering by calling Parkinson's NSW InfoLine on 1800 644 189.

Chris Topp Memorial Film Night - Shawshank Redemption

Thursday 25th of October
6:00pm
Empire Cinemas Bowral, 327 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
E. paststudents@chevalier.nsw.edu.au

From a man who loved the outdoors, comes a movie about a man who’d do anything to get there.
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
To honour Chris Topp, we will be hosting, in conjunction with FISH, a special screening of The Shawshank Redemption. The movie was released in 1994, the same year as the first Films In the Southern Highlands (FISH) presentation, for whom Chris Topp was the President, and is a story of resilience, hope and ingenuity in the face of all kinds of adversity.
We can’t think of a better way to recognise the enormous contribution Chris Topp made to the local community than with a screening of this remarkable film in his honour.
Thursday 25 October 2018
6:00pm for pre-show drinks, snacks and mingling – screening at 6:30pm
Empire Cinemas Bowral, 327 Bong Bong Street, Bowral.
$25 per head

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 25th of October
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

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

Pork Belly Porchetta Cooking Demonstration

Friday 26th of October
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest
PH. 02 4868 2300

This crunchy Pork Belly Porchetta is the ideal Sunday roast option for your family or friends. Bursting with flavour this recipe is comfort food at its finest.

Join Chef Marco as he teaches you how to marinate and prepare your pork belly, how to stuff, roll and close the meat and how to get the PERFECT crispy skin every single time!

Marco will also show you tips to make a delicious Shiraz jus (using our very Southern Highlands Shiraz) to serve as the perfect sauce with your roast)

Enjoy a glass of wine on arrival, followed by the cooking demonstration, winemakers talk and finally relax and enjoy a two course meal the finish off the end of a perfect night

When: Friday 26th October, 2018
Where: Southern Highlands Winery Cnr Oldbury Rd and Illawarra Hgwy Sutton Forest
Cost: $65 per person

Bookings are essential, please call 4868 2300

Lets Cook for One-Two

Friday 26th of October
10.30am - 1.30pm
15-17 Kirkham Rd Bowral
E. info@thecookscookingschool.com.au

Join us for a hands - on class for a maximum of 12 people. We will learn, cook, enjoy some good music, then we do the dishes while you enjoy the delicious food prepared with a glass of southern highlands wine at our alfresco dining table. All classes include written recipes to take away.

Great activity for friends and family to share.

In this class we will enjoy some fast and fabulous easy recipes that will serve 1-2 people or even give you leftovers to freeze…. now that’s GOOD!

Recipes
Soba noodles, roasted sweet potato, zucchini, rocket and fetta
Vegetable lasagna with spinach, zucchini and basil
Falafel salad with avocado, shaved fennel and hummus dressing
Cajun style ocean trout with baby truss tomatoes
Potato egg tortilla with chorizo, roasted red capsicum and rocket
Frozen mango with lime and yoghurt

Claude Hay

Friday 26th of October
6pm
Bowral Bowling Club - 40 Shepherd St, Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Swamp Rock Bluesy Funk
Hailing from the Blue Mountains Sydney, award winning Australian artist Claude Hay invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with slide guitar chops to burn and a vocal range to match. Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate Do-It-Yourself musician – initially forging his live sound on the back of looping technology which allowed him to create a band vibe without the band. This approach has seen this fiercely independent artist build an audience for his music globally with the release of three award-winning albums.

2018 Australian Garden History Society Conference

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 October

The Southern Highlands will host the 2018 Australian Garden History Society Conference. We welcome up to 300 delegates staying in and around Bowral.

Paint Pinot

Friday 26th of October
6pm
252 Centennial Rd, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 8722

Join us in the Winery Shed on 26th October 6pm for a night of Paint and Pinot or "trying to paint " along with Wine and Cheese to help.

Bookings essential.

Whacky Wickets - Friday Social Womens Cricket Fun on Bradman Oval

Friday 26th of October
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Bradman Oval. St Jude Street Bowral NSW 2576
E. coach@bradman.com.au

Calling all Highland gals! Join us for Whacky Wickets this Spring.
Make the most of the longer, warm Spring days on beautiful Bradman Oval, Bowral.
6x Friday afternoons, from October 12 to November 16. Women & girls of all ages - sisters, aunts, besties, mums & daughters - will enjoy a social night of cricket, fun, hospitality & music. No experience necessary.
Fully Supervised. The best $10 you ever spent!
Whacky Wickets is a fun, evenly paced social modified game of cricket, perfect for girls & women to join in some social fun! Teams consist of 8 players, on the beautiful manicured outfield of iconic Bradman Oval For females all ages. $10 per week / 6 weeks. Team T-Shirts included. In conjunction with Highlands District Cricket Club.

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 October
10am to 4pm
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a one acre, cool-climate garden on Mt. Gibraltar.

The garden is wonderfully designed with much to inspire.

Highlights include: conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and beautiful perennial borders in Summer.

2018 Spring Dates
Daily 18 September - Monday 1 October (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend

2018 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only

2019 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend

2019 Autumn Dates
March - each weekend
April - third weekend only

Admission
$8 per person - adults
$7 per person - seniors
Children are free but must be supervised

Dogs
Dogs are welcome - on leash only

Groups
Large groups are by appointment only

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available

Parking
On street parking only - please park responsibly


Akmal

Saturday 27th of October
6-11pm
Bowral Bowling Club - 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Akmal - Transparent
Akmal returns with his funniest show ever in the history of comedy. Paramedics will be on call to transport audience members to hospital as their sides split from laughter.

"I laughed so hard my eye balls popped out of my head." Anon

Please consult your doctor before seeing this show. Not recommended for people under the age of 18 or over the age of 18, or people with lawyers. NO REFUNDS.

"Random, improvised and hilarious..." www.crickey.com.au

"No one wanted the show to stop...he seemed to own the stage" Sydney Morning Herald

Doors 6pm- Akmal 8.30pm

SPRING SYMPHONY

Saturday 27th of October
1pm -5pm
Joadja Distillery 1760 Joadja Road Joadja, NSW 2575
PH. 02 4878 5129

Spring Symphony is a whisky event series elevating the experience of whisky appreciation to new heights, across both urban and rural landscapes. In a global first, guests will enjoy a spectacular 5-course whisky/food pairing degustation while enjoying the live, emotive sounds of classical Danish musicians Whisky Sound and fabulous single malt whisky from The Balvenie.
Based in Copenhagen, musicians Niels Dalum and Nikolaj Kynde are Whisky Sound. Whisky Sound is a multi-sensory experience where all aspects of whisky's taste are explored and put into music. Whisky is especially suitable for sound conversion, as it has a taste that lingers on the palate, evolving over time, as with a piece of music.
As part of the Whisky Sound experience, each whisky has unique music composed specifically for its taste, aroma and development and this is then performed live for guests while they enjoy the bespoke whisky and food pairings.

Storybook Alpaca Afternoon Tea

Saturday 27th of October
2pm-3.30pm

Email now to book Afternoon Tea packages - sit in the garden and watch these animals a great way to spend time!

Cost and details will be advised.

The Charlotte Smith Fashion Collection at Dirty Janes Bowral

Saturday 27 October - Sunday 4 November
10am - 5pm daily
Dirty Janes Bowral, 13 Banyette Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. shop@dirtyjanes.com

Dirty Janes Bowral is proud to host The Charlotte Smith Fashion Collection, an exclusive exhibition of vintage designer fashion from Chanel, Dior, de la Renta, Gucci and more.
The collection will be on display from Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November at Dirty Janes Bowral.
We warmly invite you to visit the exhibition, entry will be via a donation, with all proceeds going to the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation.

Bundanoon Garden Ramble

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 October
9.30am - 4.30pm
Soldiers Memorial Hall Anzac St Bundanoon

The 22nd Bundanoon Garden Ramble will be held on the weekend of 27 and 28 October 2018.
This annual event in the village of Bundanoon features eight private gardens that will be opened from 9.30am to 4.30pm on both days. A combination of both large and small gardens will delight visitors.
More information to come.

Zimbabwe 2018 Fundraiser

Saturday 27th of October
5:00pm
Cnr Boardman and Kangaloon Road, Bowral, NSW 2576
E. zac.barr@hotmail.com

Please join us for a fun night raising much needed funds to support widows and orphans in Zimbabwe, Africa. Dinner is included along with Zimbabwean entertainment! You can follow Shekinah Helping Hands at http://www.facebook.com/SehkinaHH
Kids 4 and under are free.

Messiah G F Handel

Saturday 27th of October
6.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

This is not a concert performance per se, as members of the audience are warmly encouraged to join in the choruses. The singing will be led by an augmented St Jude’s Singers with accompaniment by The Highlands Sinfonia. The soloists are Melinda Richardson (Soprano), Michael Spencer (Alto), David Allen (Tenor) and Christopher Bambach (Baritone). The soloists will be accompanied by Allan Beavis on the St Jude’s Organ. The performance is under the direction of Eliza-Jane Corley. This annual performance of Messiah is held on the Saturday closest to St Simon and St Jude’s Day (28 October). Annual performances of Messiah were begun by the composer himself who conducted a performance each Easter until his death to support his favourite charity, the Foundling Hospital in London. There is a workshop for the choruses commencing at 2.30pm. 

Maugers Paddock to Plate Tour

Saturday 27th of October
10.00am
"Laurel View" 5110 Illawarra Highway, Robertson NSW 2577
E. bookings@maugers.com.au

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

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

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

2018 Thistle Challenge

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 October
9am
51 Church Rd Moss Vale
E. ThistleChallenge@mvsc.org.au

Moss Vale Soccer Club is delighted to announce that the 2018 edition of the Thistle Challenge will be held over the weekend of Saturday October 27th and Sunday October 28th.

We are taking registrations NOW!

The minimum prize pool for this year's competition stands at $5000.

The 6-a-side tournament held at Church Rd Ovals will be broken down to 3 categories of competition:

* Open Male
* Open Female
* Over 45 Male

Team registration is $500 and is officially open.

The steps are simple:

1) Be registered through MyFootballClub
2) Nominate a Team Captain
3) Fill in and email back the form

3 different sponsorship packages are also available for local businesses to promote their brand to thousands of participants from all across NSW and the ACT.

Email us at ThistleChallenge@mvsc.org.au for more details.

Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 27th of October
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

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

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

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

MOSS VALE COMMUNITY MARKET

Saturday 27th of October
8am-1pm
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
PH. Show Society Office: 4868 1869


Moss Vale Community Market brings the community together with a classic flea market for those seeking vintage and collectable items, a home produce market with jams, preserves, baked goods, plus seasonal fruit and vegetables, and a local makers market for creators and artists across the Southern Highlands.
Come by for affordable, delicious and unique items in a friendly atmosphere at the historic
Moss Vale Showgrounds. 
Please note: Check the dates for December no market January

Inside the Vietnamese Kitchen

Sunday 28th of October
10.30am - 1.30pm
15-17 Kirkham Road Bowral
E. info@thecookscookingschool.com.au

Join us for a hands - on class for a maximum of 12 people. We will learn, cook, enjoy some good music, then we do the dishes while you enjoy the delicious food prepared with a glass of southern highlands wine at our alfresco dining table. All classes include written recipes to take away.


Recipes
Peter's “What is ever in your pantry”– Fresh rice Paper rolls with an express peanut dipping sauce.
Twist on “Bo Luc Lac” (diced steak) with pepper + Garlic + Son in law quail egg with watercress, cherry tomatoes, Spanish onion salad with Asian vinaigrette
Grilled/steamed blue eye cod, turmeric, wood ear mushroom and vermicelli noodles
Fried eggplant garnished with Perilla
“Bun Heo xao xa ot” Lemongrass pork with vermicelli noodles and Vietnamese herbs
Tomato, dill, tofu and egg soup garnished with coriander
Sago with coconut milk and pear sago pomegranate

Sydney Balalaika Orchestra - A Concert of Russian Folk Music

Sunday 28th of October
1:30 pm
Robertson School of Arts Hall Hoddle Street Robertson
E. brucexbarker@gmail.com

The Sydney Balalaika Orchestra is the only Russian Folk orchestra in Australia !
Formed from small beginnings over 35 years ago in Sydney, the cultural origins of today's Australian performers are a diverse mix of eight nationalities. The common bond of the twenty five members transcends nationalities and demonstrates a love of performing and singing Russian folk music which has been authentically arranged and is performed on traditional Russian instruments; domra, balalaika, bayan plus more traditional western instruments. Several soloists are acknowledged virtuosos on their instruments including cimbalom, domra and accordion. For over 25 years this orchestra has been bringing the folk music of Russia to the Australian public. Their performances show case the talents of this multicultural group at appearances both locally and internationally. Since 2005 they have toured overseas in China, New Zealand and four times in Russia.
Book online at Trybooking.

Run for Mental Health

Sunday 28th of October
9:00am
Bowral Pool, Bowral NSW 2576
E. rfmh@getaroundit.org

The Get Around It Fun Run will be held in Bowral NSW on Sunday October 2v8th. Exciting race day events at Bowral include 3.5km fun run/walk and an exciting market at the finish line. This is the
inaugural year for the annual major fundraiser for Get Around It. Money raised will help to provide much needed assistance to young people suffering mentally ill-health around NSW. The beautiful town of Bowral, expands for a weekend of fun, laughter and good times.

The Berrima Singers in Concert

Sunday 28th of October
2.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral.
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The Berrima Singers in Concert: Program includes works from the French Renaissance, favourite Opera Choruses, religious settings, folk song arrangements and original compositions.
Sunday 28th October, 2.30pm. Saint Jude’s Anglican Church Bowral. Admission by donation. 

Enquiries 0413 736 026

Locals Day

Sunday 28th of October
All day
Bowral Golf Club
E. admin@bowralgolfclub.com.au

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

LOUISA ATKINSON WATERCOLOUR - THE POSSUM

Sunday 28th of October
10.30 am - 4 pm
Harper's Mansions, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

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

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

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

BERRIMA SCHOOLYARD MARKET

Sunday 28th of October
9.00am - 2.00pm
Berrima Public School, Oxley Street, Berrima
PH. 0424 090 520

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

Finishing Techniques, Sewing up Garments and Necklines

Monday 29th of October
The Yarn Shop, 35b Station Street, Bowral
PH. 0422 231 607

Finishing Techniques are often the invisible touch that makes a garment look, fit and feel better. In these classes you will learn how to create smooth edges, superior seams and perfectly neat necklines for very garment. The classes are held over 3 consecutive Mondays from 2.00 – 4.00pm.
Techniques covered include: 
Picking up stitches for the neck band
Methods of Stitching up a garment
Sewing bands onto garments
Bands and button holes
Three needle cast off
Picking up dropped stitches
Pressing and Blocking 

This is an ideal opportunity to bring along anything you would like help with! Maximum 5 people to ensure individual attention.
Classes are run on the following dates:
October 15th, 22nd and 29th – 3 consecutive Mondays 2.00 – 4.00pm
Cost $130.00 includes tea/coffee, cake
Places not secured until payment is received. Bookings essential.
For booking please ring or call in the Yarn Shop.

Sunflowers at The Glass Cafe

Tuesday 30th of October
6pm
1/118 Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575, Australia
E. info@paintpinot.com.au

With a glass of wine in one hand and a paint brush in the other, join us for a night of fun while being guided in steps to painting 'Sunflowers'.

We supply all the materials and you receive snacks half way through. You even get to take home your masterpiece.

BYO wine & bookings are essential.

Spanish Seafood Paella and Churros

Tuesday 30th of October
6.00pm -9.00pm
15-17 Kirkham Road Bowral
E. info@thecookscookingschool.com.au

Travel to Spain in this hands-on class where every pair of cooks will make their own Paella together to enjoy for dinner.

A maximum of 12 people, we will learn, cook, enjoy some good music, then we do the dishes while you enjoy the delicious food prepared with a glass of southern highlands wine at our alfresco dining table. All classes include written recipes to take away.

Great activity for friends and family to share.

Recipes
Valencia Orange and Manchego cheese salad
Black mussels with lemon, garlic white wine butter
Seafood Paella with smoked paprika
Churros with hot chocolate

Moss Vale, Southern Highlands Tour

Thursday 1st of November
10:00am to 2:00pm
Meeting Place, Moss Vale Train Station
PH. 0419 919 140

NATIONAL TRUST EVENT

Moss Vale, in the beautiful Southern Highlands, has had somewhat of a reinvention over the past decade.

It is now home to many thriving, trendy businesses and cultural experiences.

Our tour begins with a step back in time at Hillview, the former Vice Regal retreat built in 1882. From there we will go to see the extraordinary gardens of Red Cow Farm where the roses will be in full bloom. After the gardens, we will finish up the tour at a private Sutton Homestead where we will be doing a taste test of the excellent cold climate wines the area is known for while we enjoy a light luncheon.

TOUR DETAILS
Meeting Place - Moss Vale Train Station

COST
Price per head: inclusive of minibus transport, admission fees, wine tasting and luncheon
$125.00 National Trust Members
$130.00 Non Members

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Online

Contact: Annalise Scanlan 0419 919 140

Southern Highlands Arts Festival

Thursday 1 - Friday 30 November

Immerse yourself in the creative environment of the Southern Highlands, New South Wales and join us for the annual Southern Highlands Arts Festival (SHAF) in November!
The studio doors will open the first two weekends in November for the Art Studio Trail, so visitors will be able to meet the artists, see their work in the place it was created and purchase directly from the studio door.  Plus many more activities for the month of November!
See the Southern Highlands Arts Festival Website for full details on Artist, Studios and so much more.
Banner Image: Phoebe Middleton

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 1st of November
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

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

Layer Upon Layer - Southern Highlands Textile Fibre Network Exhibition

Friday 2 - Monday 12 November
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. textilenetworksouthernhighland@gmail.com

The Southern Highlands Textile & Fibre Network's Exhibition will feature interesting and one-of-a kind handmade articles ranging from garments, millinery, felted items, knitting, weaving, patchwork and embroidery.
Also on display will be indigo dyed shibori scarves and mixed media installations. Gallery is open 10-4pm daily from 2 - 12 November, 2018.

Moss Vale Public School Country Fair

Friday 2nd of November
4pm - 7 pm
Browley Street, Moss Vale
E. mvps.countryfair@gmail.com

Come along to the Country Fair at Moss Vale Public School! Our annual fundraiser is a wonderful community event and a fun night out for the whole family.

We'll have all the traditional fun of the fair, including fantastic rides, sideshow-alley games, showbags, lucky dips, face-painting, animals, raffles with great prizes, market stalls, live entertainment, an art auction, delicious food and drinks, plus lots more!

Money raised on the night will go towards upgrading the school's technology and installing energy-efficient heating and cooling in classrooms.

Entry is free and the event will go ahead rain, hail or shine.

THE HIGHLANDS THEATRE GROUP PROUDLY PRESENTS THE SOUND of MUSIC

Friday 2 - Saturday 17 November
7:30 pm
Mittagong Playhouse. Corner of Main St.and Bowral Rd. Mittagong, N.S.W. 2576
PH. 4871 2888

The Highlands Theatre Group will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's most loved stage musical, 'The Sound of Music', in early November at the Mittagong Playhouse. Under the experienced direction of Barbara Handley and musical direction of Kerith Fowles, this marvellous production will appeal to all generations and is sure to be a sell out.
The story of Maria, a young, novice nun who is sent out from the convent to become governess of the seven
von Trapp children, has entertained audiences for more than fifty years.
Set in Austria, just before the Nazis entered Salzburg, it is essentially a story of love and family solidarity, against rapidly changing times. Maria's love for the children and for their father, Captain Georg von Trapp, whom she marries, is told through beautiful songs that will stay with you forever.

Let 'The Sound of Music' become one of your 'Favourite Things' for 2018.

Whacky Wickets - Friday Social Womens Cricket Fun on Bradman Oval

Friday 2nd of November
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Bradman Oval. St Jude Street Bowral NSW 2576
E. coach@bradman.com.au

Calling all Highland gals! Join us for Whacky Wickets this Spring.
Make the most of the longer, warm Spring days on beautiful Bradman Oval, Bowral.
6x Friday afternoons, from October 12 to November 16. Women & girls of all ages - sisters, aunts, besties, mums & daughters - will enjoy a social night of cricket, fun, hospitality & music. No experience necessary.
Fully Supervised. The best $10 you ever spent!
Whacky Wickets is a fun, evenly paced social modified game of cricket, perfect for girls & women to join in some social fun! Teams consist of 8 players, on the beautiful manicured outfield of iconic Bradman Oval For females all ages. $10 per week / 6 weeks. Team T-Shirts included. In conjunction with Highlands District Cricket Club.

Commercial Floristry - Accredited Course - Separate 4 X 5 Week Modules - Equivalent Cert III Qualification

Friday 2nd of November
5.30pm
East Bowral Community Centre 71 Boardman Road, East Bowral
E. admin@booksforreadingonline.com

Flowers & Sundry items included in the price for each module of study. Each module is $695. This Course is Fully Accredited and equivalent to Cert III Commercial Floristry. The Course runs for 20 weeks, fast-tracked and is designed for young people wanting a career path, people wanting to re-enter the workplace, people wanting to change careers or people wanting to work for themselves.

Christine Thompson-Wells is a qualified florist and studied at university. She is the author of many books, including: How To Create Easy Flower Arrangements, How To Create Easy Wedding Bouquets. She was a writer for Flora International & Greenworld Magazines. She was the Chairperson for the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Floristry Course and teacher at Woden Institute of TAFE. She was the florist for the Prime Minister & Mrs Fraser, The Prime Minister's Lodge, Canberra.

Christine Thompson-Wells Author MACEA BA Dip of Teaching

Retford Park Open Garden

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

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

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

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 November
10am to 4pm
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a one acre, cool-climate garden on Mt. Gibraltar.

The garden is wonderfully designed with much to inspire.

Highlights include: conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and beautiful perennial borders in Summer.

2018 Spring Dates
Daily 18 September - Monday 1 October (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend

2018 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only

2019 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend

2019 Autumn Dates
March - each weekend
April - third weekend only

Admission
$8 per person - adults
$7 per person - seniors
Children are free but must be supervised

Dogs
Dogs are welcome - on leash only

Groups
Large groups are by appointment only

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available

Parking
On street parking only - please park responsibly

The Southern Highlands a celebration

Saturday 3 November - Monday 3 December
10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Milk Factory Pop Up Gallery - 33 Station Street Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

David Welch’s work seeks expression primarily to the Australian landscape
in all its manifestations, this may include the outback, the built environment and the sea.
The work seeks to capture through colour and form that first impression on the artist,
atmospherics and light, the bright light of Australia.

Working both en plein air, for immediacy, and in the studio to refine the vision,
the artist is constantly looking for an image that breathes life into a frozen
moment in time and a connection with the viewer.

Storybook Alpaca Afternoon Tea

Saturday 3rd of November
2pm - 3:30pm
Bargo

Email now to book Afternoon Tea packages - sit in the garden and watch these animals a great way to spend time!

COLO VALE MONTHLY MARKET

Saturday 3rd of November
9.00AM to 1.30PM
28 Railway Avenue, Colo Vale
E. merylg@tpg.com.au

A friendly monthly village market with a variety of stalls including fresh produce, home crafts and delicious home cooked food along with a great BBQ menu and coffee truck. Held at the Community Hall and surrounding grounds directly opposite the historic Railway Station.
Different themed events for that added extra.

Heritage Roses at Harpers

Saturday 3rd of November
10.30am - 4.00pm every weekend
Harper's Mansion 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. chris-thompson@bigpond.com

Over 100 heritage roses come into bloom at Harper's Mansion in Berrima in November and December. These roses, whose lineage dates from pre-1900, are loved as much for their scent as for their appearance. Enjoy too the woodland walk, a pond framed with giant gunnera, a herb and a produce garden and the hedge maze. They are all part of a peaceful two-acre garden with wide grass paths and plenty of seating which will encourage you to linger.

Exeter Markets

Saturday 3rd of November
9.00am - 1.30pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. Jill 0419 808 022


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

Some new stallholders for 2018!!

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

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

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

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

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

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


Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 3rd of November
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

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

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

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

Reaching 4 Korina Charity Golf Day Dinner

Sunday 4th of November
Golf 12.00 pm Dinner 5:30 pm
Highlands Golf Club, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
E. reaching4korina@gmail.com

Sepsis: is a life threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.  
Arrive midday for lunch, tee off at 12.30 pm. 
Dinner & Formalities at 5.30pm
SPECIAL GUEST MR MIKE ROLLS
Tickets cost $100 per person which includes: BBQ Lunch - All Green Fees - Gift Pack - Two Course Dinner 
PRIZES - RAFFLES - NOVELTY HOLES 
Dinner only tickets are $40 per person
Limited carts available at $40 per cart
Sponsorship Opportunities Available - Gold, Silver and BronzeSpecial 
Please visit our website www.reaching4korina.com.au 
Thank you for your support we hope to see you there.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 4th of November
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. 

Heritage Roses at Harpers

Sunday 4th of November
10.30am - 4.00pm every weekend
Harper's Mansion 9 Wilkinson Street, Berrima
E. chris-thompson@bigpond.com

Over 100 heritage roses come into bloom at Harper's Mansion in Berrima in November and December. These roses, whose lineage dates from pre-1900, are loved as much for their scent as for their appearance. Enjoy too the woodland walk, a pond framed with giant gunnera, a herb and a produce garden and the hedge maze. They are all part of a peaceful two-acre garden with wide grass paths and plenty of seating which will encourage you to linger.

LOUISA ATKINSON WATERCOLOUR - THE POSSUM

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

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

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

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

Blue Note at the Blue Pub

Sunday 4th of November
3pm-6pm
412 Bong Bong St Bowral, NSW 2576
E. shjazzinc@gmail.com

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

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 8th of November
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

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

Southern Highlands Outdoor Recreation Adventure Show

Friday 9 - Sunday 11 November
9:30am-4pm
Moss Vale Showground, 16 Illawarra Hwy, Moss Vale NSW 2577
PH. 0418 643 082

The event showcases the widest possible range of outdoor recreation products, services and activities. From caravans, campers and motorhomes, 4WDs and 4WD accessories to camping equipment, boating and fishing displays, motorcycles, electric bikes, metal detecting, recreational aviation, adventure travel displays and much more.

There is great food, fantastic entertainment, exciting kids adventure activities and over $20,000 worth of prizes to be won.

Tickets from $10 for Concession $15 Single Day Admission Only

15 Years old and younger free of charge with accompanying adult.
We are also donating $1 from every ticket sold online to the Southern Highlands Drought Appeal.

FREE Onsite Parking
Please note: No dogs allowed

GOOD WITH MAPS

Friday 9 - Saturday 10 November
7.30, 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm
Civic Theatrette, Donkin Street, Moss Vale
E. clare@cmsproductions.com.au

When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In 2018 are there any 'unknowns' left? On a trip to the Amazon, playwright Noelle Janaszweska ponders this and other questions as she struggles to deal with her father's journey through Parkinson's disease towards what is perhaps our last great unknown.
'Intelligent, lyrical, and haunting' (Sydney Arts Guide)
'Every element of this production is in step and working together to create this fascinating and ultimately heartbreaking piece of theatre.' (Daily Review)

’A Critical Stages and Siren Theatre Co production, presented by CMS Productions in association with Southern Tables Lands Arts.

Whacky Wickets - Friday Social Womens Cricket Fun on Bradman Oval

Friday 9th of November
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Bradman Oval. St Jude Street Bowral NSW 2576
E. coach@bradman.com.au

Calling all Highland gals! Join us for Whacky Wickets this Spring.
Make the most of the longer, warm Spring days on beautiful Bradman Oval, Bowral.
6x Friday afternoons, from October 12 to November 16. Women & girls of all ages - sisters, aunts, besties, mums & daughters - will enjoy a social night of cricket, fun, hospitality & music. No experience necessary.
Fully Supervised. The best $10 you ever spent!
Whacky Wickets is a fun, evenly paced social modified game of cricket, perfect for girls & women to join in some social fun! Teams consist of 8 players, on the beautiful manicured outfield of iconic Bradman Oval For females all ages. $10 per week / 6 weeks. Team T-Shirts included. In conjunction with Highlands District Cricket Club.

The Art of Giving - Artists of the Round Yard

Saturday 10 - Friday 30 November
Wednesday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm
Retford Park 1325 Old South Rd Bowral
E. retfordpark@nationaltrust.comau


Upcoming Dates: 

10 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm 
11 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
14 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
15 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
16 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
17 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
18 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
21 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
22 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
23 Nov 2018 10:00 am — 4:00 pm

The Art of Giving brings nineteen life-size reproductions of iconic Australian art back to Retford Park to hang amongst his collection of furniture and decorative arts which are still housed at Retford Park. Fairfax donated the originals, the likes of John Olsen, Charles Blackman, Tony Tuckson, Fred Williams and Russell Drysdale, to the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. This is a unique opportunity to experience museum-quality prints in the 19th-century mansion. This event is supported by the National Gallery of Australia, in acknowledgement of the ongoing legacy of James Fairfax.
Outside the main house visitors can discover a satellite exhibition of the Artists of the Round Yard Inc. This is a creative group of painters, sculptors, printmakers, jewellery and ceramic artists, based at Retford Park. Their art unfolds around the main house, in the gallery, a garden courtyard, and the exquisitely-built round yard, hence the group’s name.
Retford Park celebrates James Fairfax’s gifts to Australia, and many, many other instances of ‘giving back’.

WHAT’S ON

Tickets will be available from 1 September
Official Opening – 10 November – Bookings Essential

Be the first to celebrate the remarkable gift of the late Mr James Fairfax AC. Join us for the official opening of The Art of Giving. Enjoy champagne and canapés as you wander through the main house. See the legacy left by the man himself, and get a glimpse into life at his country home. A curator of Australian Art from the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, will officially open the exhibition.
Tickets – $100
Book Here
Daytime Tours – Selected dates between 11 and 30 November – Bookings Essential

In the splendour of Spring at Retford Park, enjoy a tour of a rare exhibition: The Art of Giving. See 19 life-size reproductions of paintings donated to the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra – gifts from Mr James Fairfax. This is the first time these will be seen, not only together, but in the home of the man who gave them.
Tickets – Adults $35; Concessions $30; National Trust members $28; Children $15
Sunset Tours – Selected dates between 14 and 29 November – Bookings Essential

As the sun begins to fall during November, Scott Pollock, Manager of Retford Park and a huge fan of Australian art and Mr James Fairfax, will guide you through the estate. This is an exclusive opportunity to see the Fairfax legacy, his art and country home. Finish the evening with canapés and champagne as the sun sets over Retford Park.
Tickets – Adults $80; National Trust members $70
Dinner for 40 guests – 16 November – Bookings Essential

Retford Park opens its doors to host an evening event, planned to the finest detail. You will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a sumptuous meal, fine wine and local chocolates. Take in the ambience of Retford Park with flowers picked fresh from the garden. A special guest, a curator of Australian Art from the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, will join the dinner party for an open-ended discussion about the main house exhibition, The Art of Giving, and the enduring gifts of Mr James Fairfax AC.
Tickets – $140
Intimate Dinner for 10 – 23 and 24 November – Bookings Essential

Not often does Retford Park offer the opportunity to dine in one of the most famous Dining Rooms of the Southern Highlands. This will only happen twice throughout this unique exhibition. On the 23rd and 24th of November, you will park outside of the 19th Century mansion, your car will be parked as you enter the main welcoming room to commence an evening that will give you an intimate glimpse of – His art – His home – His legacy. It will be a night to remember. Your host of the night will be the manager of Retford Park, Scott Pollock and his partner Dion Hall.
Tickets – $250
Syrian Children – edited by Ben Quilty – 25 November – Bookings Essential

On the last weekend of The Art of Giving, Archibald prize winner and war artist, Ben Quilty joins us at Retford Park. He will talk about the book he edited, Drawings by Syrian Children. This is a recent project, a collection of heartbreaking and awe-inspiring drawings created by young survivors of war. It is a testament to the resilience of this generation, and childhoods shaped by trauma and conflict.Ben Quilty’s project joins the event as an act of giving back. Proceeds from the sale of this book support World Vision’s Child-Friendly Spaces, early childhood and basic education projects in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
Tickets – Adults $15; National Trust members free
Artists of the Round Yard Exhibition, 10 November – 2 December 2018
The Art of Giving includes the inaugural exhibition of 25 artists: Artists of the Round Yard Inc., a group based at Retford Park. A complement to the main event, the Artists of the Round Yard create their own interpretations of The Art of Giving. Their art unfolds around the estate and main house: inside the Fairfax gallery, through a garden courtyard, and into the exquisitely-built round yard – hence the group’s name. See more at www.artistsoftheroundyard.com.au – National Trust entry fees will apply. No booking required.
The magnificent gardens that surround the main house will be open throughout the event from Wednesday to Sunday – 10am to 4pm.
 National Trust entry fees will apply. No booking required.

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 November
10am to 4pm
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a one acre, cool-climate garden on Mt. Gibraltar.

The garden is wonderfully designed with much to inspire.

Highlights include: conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and beautiful perennial borders in Summer.

2018 Spring Dates
Daily 18 September - Monday 1 October (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend 

2018 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only 

2019 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend 

2019 Autumn Dates
March - each weekend
April - third weekend only 

Admission
$8 per person - adults
$7 per person- seniors
Children are free but must be supervised 

Dogs
Dogs are welcome - on leash only 

Groups
Large groups are by appointment only 

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available 

Parking
On street parking only - please park responsibly 

5th Chapter

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 November
10am-3.30pm* (GATES CLOSE AT 4PM)
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
PH. 0435 107 456

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens.
5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands. Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.
Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour.
2018 Open Dates:
April - August (By Appointment Only)
August - Saturday 25 Daffodil Day
September - 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
October - 1, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14
November - 10 and 11
Open Times: 10am - 3:30pm
Please note gates close strictly at 4pm.
Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE.
All proceeds donated to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. NO DOGS permitted.
For appointments email garden@fifthchapter.com.au or phone John 0435 107 456
Wines produced by on the estate include Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Sauvingnon Blanc.
Direction from Bowral: Travel along Kangaloon Road, cross over the Illawarra Hwy on Sheepwash Rd heading east. Take 1st right (Walkers Rd), then left into Walkers Lane (please note all unsealed roads).
Keep going down lane then follow 5th Chapter signs.

Cheesemaking workshop Camembert Ricotta Mascarpone

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

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

Louisa Atkinson Watercolour - The Possum

Saturday 10th of November
10.30-4.00 every weekend
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. info@harpersmansion.com.au

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

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

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

Bowral Public School Markets

Saturday 10th of November
8AM-1PM
BOWRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL, BENDOOLEY ST, BOWRAL
E. enquire@bowralpsmarket.com

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

Heritage Roses at Harpers

Saturday 10th of November
10.30am - 4.00pm every weekend
Harper's Mansion 9 Wilkinson St, Berrima
E. chris-thompson@bigpond.com

Over 100 heritage roses come into bloom at Harper's Mansion in Berrima in November and December. These roses, whose lineage dates from pre-1900, are loved as much for their scent as for their appearance. Enjoy too the woodland walk, a pond framed with giant gunnera, a herb and a produce garden and the hedge maze. They are all part of a peaceful two-acre garden with wide grass paths and plenty of seating which will encourage you to linger.