What's On

The Salvage Spider

Friday 29 March - Saturday 30 November
9am to 5pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
E. FitzroyFallsVisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au

Come and meet our new addition to the Visitor Centre at Fitzroy Falls the Salvage Spider!
She is constructed entirely from materials destined for landfill using discarded soft toys and industrial offcuts.
Over 200 metres of web was handspun using teddy bear innards.
She weighs 17kg and took 8 hours to install her. She is a giant Orb Weaving Spider and they consume their webs and reuse the proteins to spin a new one.
Her message is about recycling, reducing and reusing.
Made by Byronny Anderson from One Off Makery and has been gifted to the FFVC.

Exhibition in the Milk Factory Pop-Up Gallery

Friday 2 August - Monday 2 September
10am - 4pm
33 Station Street, Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

A fun and colourful exhibition of naive paintings and ceramics by well known local artist Annie Holcombe.
Join us for a glass of wine and a chat about the works in the MILK FACTORY Pop-Up Gallery on
Saturday August 3 from 2pm - 4pm.

Elizabeth Burton - Evolution Inspiration - New Works from Italy and Australia

Saturday 3 August - Tuesday 3 September
10am - 4pm
Milk Factory Gallery - 33 Station Street, Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

Liz works with acrylic, collage, mixed media and oils. She takes her inspiration from the natural world, Australian landscape from realism to abstraction. This exhibition will feature new works inspired by Liz's recent trip to Italy where she exhibited in Florence and held masterclasses in painting and making artists books.

DRINKS WITH THE ARTIST ON SATURDAY AUGUST 3 AT 2PM

Cadence - natural rhythm

Sunday 4 August - Sunday 22 September
10am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde, Mittagong
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Rhythm, pace, patterns. Cadence surrounds us and this new exhibition at Sturt has been inspired by it.

The curators have selected 15 artists for their innovative use of traditional mediums, crafting work that is fresh and original. These are artists working to their own beat, confident in their individual cadence – singing their own song to their own rhythm.

Through ceramics, furniture, jewellery, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and woodcarving, this exhibition focuses on individual artists and their practice - the path and tempo to which each artist creates, adding insight into their routine and method.

Artists include; Tania Rollond, Yvette Marie Tziallas, Lou Harriss, Chelsea Lemon, Roberto Gnecchi Ruscone, Virginia Sprague, Jane Frances Reilly, Julia Flanagan, China de la Vega, Penelope McManus, Phoebe Middleton, Imogen Keen, Cath Derksema, Lucy Turner, Bella Gnecchi Ruscone.

The exhibition opening will take place on Sunday 4 August at 11am.


REVISIT REVISE - SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS TEXTILE FIBRE NETWORK

Friday 16 - Monday 26 August
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Bowral Art Gallery. 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW
E. office@bdasgallery.com

Revisit Revise exhibition explores cultural and social change, identity and fashion that has influenced the development of textile and fibre arts expression today. Two major installations focus on themes of identity in clothing, and, reuse of discarded, unwanted material which would otherwise become landfill.
The first focusses on the classic white formal shirt, a widely and readily familiar object with considerable historical cultural significance to diverse social groups.
Network members have taken the rigid collars and cuffs of the formal white shirt and altered their style and detailing to reflect on decorative elements of clothing both pre- and post- the advent of the classic white shirt.
The second installation examines re-use of waste materials in the form of two major sculptural pieces and clothing to be featured in our “Art to Wear” parade.
The opening and “Art to Wear” parade is on Saturday 17th August at 1pm.

Melting Pot Theatre presents And No More Shall We Part

Friday 23 - Sunday 25 August
23rd and 24th @ 7pm, 25th @ 2pm
3 Railway Ave, Bundanoon NSW 2578
E. joshua.hewitt.jh@gmail.com

Bundanoon’s Melting Pot Theatre presents Tom Holloway’s AWGIE award winning play ‘And No More Shall We Part’.

Tom’s beautiful play is a testament to the power of love and the indomitably of the human spirit. Don and Pam have been together most of their lives, the kids have grown up and moved on, but now, suddenly, she wants to leave him – or that’s how it seems to him at least. And No More Shall We Part looks at what happens to a relationship when death comes into the room.

For 3 performances only, at the Bundanoon Soldiers’ Memorial Hall.

7pm - Friday 23rd August
7pm - Saturday 24th August
2pm - Sunday 25th August

Tickets are $15.50. Click here to purchase https://www.trybooking.com/BDTXE

A special Q&A session will follow Sunday’s performance at 3.45pm. Guests will include Dr Ken Hillman and Shayne Higson (Vice President of Dying with DignityNSW). Click here to purchase https://www.trybooking.com/BDTYM

Fire and Grace - Folk and Baroque

Saturday 24th of August
2:30pm
The Rose Room, 51F Sunninghill Ave, Burradoo
E. theroseroomburradoo@gmail.com

Fire & Grace is an eclectic collaboration between Grammy Award-winning guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. This unique duo explores the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world. Fire & Grace’s repertoire is vast, ranging from Bach to Vivaldi, tango to Celtic tunes, traditional Bulgarian to American fiddle tunes and waltzes, all played with a sense of discovery and commitment to the elements of passion and virtuosity — fire and grace — found in these diverse traditions.

Don’t miss two of North America’s finest musicians as they make their Australian debut.

Tickets and info at www.fireandgracemusic.live
The performance is approximately one hour in length.
Tickets $35 Adults, $30 Concession, $5 Under 18

MILITARY VEHICLE TOURS @ CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 August
FROM 10AM ON REQUEST
Centennial Vineyard 252 Centennial Road, Bowral
PH. 0405 397 345

Military Vehicle Tours are a non-profit organization. We preserve historic vehicles which were built for WARS but now are used for LOVE and COMPASSION

Military Vehicle is about hope and grew from the dream of hope. Hope for the forgotten people of Vietnam. The Vietnam War 1962-75 was very costly in the human toll it took on the Vietnamese people. After US withdrawal, millions of Vietnamese refugees attempted to flee by boat. Vinh Tran’s sister was one of those refugees. Fast forward to the present, Vinh found a unique way to use the relics of war for a greater good. He would bring army jeeps to Australia to raise awareness and charity that helps war affected orphaned children in Vietnam, such as food, medical supplies and support.An exceptional opportunity to experience an unforgettable adventure with the iconic fully restored military vehicle.  

Tours can take you through the beautiful Centennial Vineyard Winery or take the scenic tour of the Southern Highlands. 

1. The Jeep is suitable for up to 4 passengers. Commonly referred to as a “jeep” or “quarter-ton”, it was produced from 1959 through 1982 and served in the Vietnam War.  

2.The Studebaker US6 (G630) suitable for larger groups, was a series of 2½-ton 6x6 and 5-ton 6x4 trucks manufactured by the Studebaker Corporation and REO Motor Car Company during World War II. 

For Booking request CLICK HERE

The Rod Stewart Best of Britain Show

Saturday 24th of August
8pm
Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St
PH. 02 4872 6700

The voice of Rod Stewart – International entertainer Dave Patten and his band of world class musicians present a magnificent double feature concert event packed with Rod Stewart’s greatest ever hits + The best of British legends; Paul McCartney *John Lennon * The Beatles * The Stones & more!

With a string of sell out performances as Rod, Dave has astounded audiences far and wide with his incredible likeness to Rod Stewart live in concert.

In the history of modern music few voices are as instantly recognizable as Rod Stewart and Dave “Rod” Patten is as close as you will see and hear to Rod anywhere in the world.

Leading the magnificent 6 piece Best of Britain band is Jonny Gardiner, one of Australia’s foremost touring guitarists and vocalists. Jonny delivers a stellar performance of the legends of the British Explosion who paved the way for superstars like Rod Stewart.

Tickets available: https://mittagongrsl.com.au/event/the-rod-stewart-best-of-britain-show/

Burrawang Hockey Club Trivia Night

Saturday 24th of August
6.30pm
Burrawang School of Arts, Hoddle Street Burrawang

Come along for a fabulous night of entertainment plus supporting the Burrawang Hockey Club.

BYO DRINKS AND PICNIC SUPPER

Tables of 6: $75 per table

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TABLE

MOSS VALE COMMUNITY MARKET

Saturday 24th of August
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)

The Southern Highlands Concert Band presents Monsters Mischief and Mayhem-a concert for all the Family

Sunday 25th of August
2pm
Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley St, Bowral
E. newjill2@southernphone.com.au

Following the enormous success of last year’s Family Concert, the Southern Highland’s Concert Band will present “Monsters, Mischief and Mayhem”. The band will be joined by the talented and enthusiastic students from the Bandemonium school band program, to provide an engaging afternoon of musical activity, fun and entertainment. The music will be drawn from a wide range of sources – film, cartoons, rock, the circus, even the classics! - all chosen to appeal to the young, and those young at heart. Once again, we will be joined by the fabulous Keva Abotomey as our mischievous MC and vocalist.
Tickets: Children 12 yrs and under FREE (must have a ticket booked and be accompanied by an adult),
$5 Students, $20 Adults

JAZZ SUNDAY SESSIONS

Sunday 25th of August
2PM - 5PM
Cnr Kangaloon Road and David St, Bowral
E. events@bowralgolfclub.com.au

It's sure to be a delightful and de-lovely afternoon of Jazz with a Cole Porter Show Special and performances by Ben Jones, Peter Locks, Josh Morgan and David Seidel.
$15 per person. Bookings recommended

Craigieburns Sunday Roast

Sunday 25th of August
12.00 pm
43 Centennial Road Bowral NSW
E. rikki.buchan@peppers.com.au

Come along and enjoy a Sunday Roast in the warm surroundings of Peppers Craigieburn.

A mouth watering roast served with roast vegetables,
steamed greens roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, followed by
a selection of deserts to choose from.

BERRIMA SCHOOLYARD MARKET

Sunday 25th of August
9.00am - 2.00pm
Berrima Public School, Oxley Street, Berrima
PH. 0424 090 520

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

Puppet show In Search of the Giddy Gird Bird

Sunday 25th of August
11 am
Sutton Forest Hall, Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

In Search of the Giddy Gird Bird - Salty the old Sea Dog is looking for a treasure. It’s not pieces of eight that he seeks but the rare Giddy Gird Bird. With beautiful marionettes, this is a show for the whole family.
Tickets also available at the door or you can purchase online:
Adults: $15, Children (2 years and over) $11, Groups of 4 or more $10.50 each

HighlandsTV Film Makers Course

Monday 26th of August
4:30pm - 6:30pm
98b Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0421 507 777

Learn to master film making with HighlandsTV's Cadetship Academy. We'll teach you camera work, editing, lighting and sound design, writing, producing and directing. Work with seasoned film makers in the area and guest teachers from further afield! We'll not only teach you the art of film making, but how to turn a profit as well by mastering business skills. Hands on, no nonsense, great fun film making - and only $15 per session! Don't miss out! Classes are limited to 20 students.

Go to www.highlandstv.net/cadets for more information or call 0421 507 777

Tap Dance Classes for Adults

Monday 26th of August
12:00pm
Kazcare Hall, 15 -17 Kirkham Road, Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
E. info@bonniecurtisprojects.com

Want to learn how tap dance like Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire?

Join our Beginner Tap Dance Classes for Adults!
In this class, you will learn the foundations of tap technique. Improve your musicality and learn choreography to songs from famous musicals such as 42nd Street.

Classes are taught by award-winning choreographer Bonnie Curtis.
This class is suited to people who have never taken a tap class or would like to refresh their tap dancing skills.

If you have access requirements or require a companion to attend, please contact us via email info@bonniecurtisprojects.com or phone Bonnie on 0420 308 221

What is Tap Dance?
Tap dance is a style of dance known for rhythm and musicality. Tap dancers where shoes fitted with metal plates that create sounds when the dancer strikes their foot on a hard surface, such as the floor. Made famous by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Mr Bojangles and movie musicals from the 20th century.

Evening art class

Tuesday 27th of August
6.00pm - 9.00pm
BDAS Studios 1 Short St Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Join us for three hours of creativity. What a great way to spend an evening! This class is suitable for beginning and continuing acrylic painters, drawers and pastel artists. Tracey will guide you through a series of art exercises until you gain confidence and choose to work on your own themes and styles.

POINTS OF VIEW

Thursday 29 August - Tuesday 3 September
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Bowral Art Gallery. 1 Short Street, Bowral.
E. office@bdasgallery.com.au

An exhibition of works by four artists who, although separated by distance, have been brought together through mutual artistic interests. They explore and take inspiration from the natural and urban environment from different points of view.

MAXINE GREEN
Maxine is an artist who lives in Bowral and explores the possibilities and processes of printmaking in her studio. Her work relates strongly to the natural environment.

JO MORRIS and BOB WITHERS
Husband and wife artists Jo Morris and Bob Withers, who work from their home studio on the edge of the Royal National Park, represent the Bundeena end of this group show.

SUE MEREDITH
Sue works from her studio in Glenquarry. Her work is often a response to landscape, urban or home environment, infused with the memory of places she has known.

Christmas in Winter Buffet

Thursday 29th of August
6pm
Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St
PH. 02 4872 6700

Christmas in Winter Thursday Night Buffet at Mittagong RSL Club

From 6pm - 8:30pm

Adults: $38
Children (12 years & Under): $2 per year of age

Bookings essential, call Mittagong RSL Club on (02) 4872 6700 to book now.

Menu:

ENTRÉE
Fresh Prawns, Herb Crumbed Calamari Rings, Ham & Turkey Sausage Rolls, Spring Rolls, Potato & Leek Soup

ROASTS
Roast Leg of Pork, Roast Breast of Turkey, Maple Glazed Leg Ham

MAINS
Fillet of Salmon, Chicken Yule with Sage & Onion Stuffing, Curried Prawns & Rice, Beef Medallions with Pepper Sauce

VEGETABLES / SALADS
Roasted Potato, Pumpkin & Kumera, Broccoli/Cauliflower au Gratin, Steamed Vegetables, Greek Salad & Caesar Salad

DESSERTS
Christmas Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce & Custard, Mini Pavlova with Fresh Fruit Salad, Crème Puffs, Poached Fruit Tart, Flourless Chocolate Cake

SERVED WITH
Tea, Coffee, Bread Roll & White Christmas

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 29th of August
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.30pm) 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.

Hand building in clay

Thursday 29th of August
5.00pm - 8.00pm
BDAS Studios 1 Short St. Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

In this beginners hand building in clay class we will explore the techniques of pinch, coil, slab, molding and modelling.This is a wonderful way to spend an evening - in the heated studios at the BDAS in Bowral.
To enrol email Tracey. see more information at

Drawing classes

Thursday 29th of August
1.30pm - 4.30 pm
Studio 3, BDAS studios, 1 Short St. Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Welcome to drawing class. This class suits absolute beginners who claim they can’t even draw a straight line! You’ll learn to see like an artist and so acquire the necessary skills. We explore materials, techniques, styles and methods. Tracey will guide you as you quickly gain confidence in your drawing ability.
This class is also very suitable for drawers with experience.

Fur-friends Cupcake Day

Friday 30th of August
1pm
Waratah Highlands Retirement Village 25 Tylers Rd, Bargo 2574
PH. 0427 026 181

Come and hear our Guest Speaker from the RSPCA at Waratah Highlands and find out more about the benefits of using the RSPCA for your pet, as well as how you can enjoy the many perks of retirement living with your best bud right by your side. So come and see for yourself why people love living in this pet-friendly village.
Gold coin donation to the RSPCA, afternoon tea and raffle prize. RSVP Cheralyn 0427 026 181

Zilzie Winemakers Dinner

Friday 30th of August
7pm
Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

The evening features 5 wines expertly matched to a 5 course feast prepared by our own experienced culinary team. Spend an evening talking about, learning about and enjoying wine.

Family owned and run by Roslyn Forbes and her sons Steven & Andrew, Zilzie Wines was established in 1999 after the Forbes Vineyards had already earned the family a dominant position as a supplier of grapes to large local wineries for over a decade.

Zilzie Wines are dedicated to producing the best fruit in the Murray Darling region as well as hand selecting premium parcels of fruit from other prominent Australian wine regions including the Barossa, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Yarra Valley, Clare Valley & Adelaide Hills. Their wines are crafted by a passionate team of winemakers embracing the essence of Life Creates the Moments (we create the wine) with consumer delight at the heart of what they do.

Tickets Available: https://mittagongrsl.com.au/event/zilzie-winemakers-dinner/

Acrylic painting classes

Friday 30th of August
1.00pm - 4.00pm
BDAS studios, 1 Short St, Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This is a friendly class that suits beginning and continuing acrylic painters. Tracey will guide you through a series of painting exercises until you gain confidence and choose to work on your own themes and styles.

Retford Park Open Garden

Saturday 31 August - Sunday 1 September
10AM-3PM
Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral
E. spollock@nationaltrust.com.au

James Fairfax AC has always believed that Retford Park should be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations, particularly those of the local district. On 19th April 2016 and in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr. Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia (NSW). It was in August 2017 that the National Trust officially took control of the property. Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wander 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 four emus Open Gardens:

The gardens are open to the public on the first weekend of each month. Light refreshments are available but 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
• Family - $35
 • National Trust members - FREE
House Tours:
Tours of the main house are available on the February, May and August open weekends (and some extra ones are occasionally added to keep up with the demand). Bookings are essential – to ensure you don’t miss out on these tours, email Retford Park and ask to be included on their email list or keep an eye on their website - https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/retford-park/ .
Please note: Retford Park also has a strong Calendar of Events
Photograph provided from and credited to Tim Mooney

Meet the Composer

Saturday 31st of August
2pm
'Golden Vale', 278 Golden Vale Road, SUTTON FOREST NSW
E. cbaddeley@nationaltrust.com.au

Golden Vale will be opening its doors to the public for the first time in years. Music enthusiasts are offered this exclusive opportunity to meet Australian-born composer Thomas Meadowcroft who will play and discuss recent works. Guests are then invited outside onto the courtyard area where we’ve teamed up with the amazing Eling Forest winery to bring you a delicious grazing table made up of local products and a glass of wine after sampling a selection of their best sellers. Thomas will be happy to chat to guests and all of this is overlooking Golden Vale’s stunning large English style garden, which dates back to the nineteenth century. This event and residency at Golden Vale is part of ‘Prelude’ , a national program providing a network of residencies at historically significant houses in Australia. 

Mittagong Markets

Saturday 31st of August
8AM TILL 2PM
UNITING CHURCH GROUNDS - CNR ALICE & ALBERT ST MITTAGONG
PH. Sandra 0424 095 195

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

Plant Sale at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Saturday 31st of August
9.00am - 3.30pm
3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo NSW 2574
E. enquiries@wirrimbirra.com.au

Come in to Wirrimbirra on Saturday 31st August 2019 and save up to 50% on all plants in the nursery.

9.00am - 3.30pm

Selby Friends The Game Changers

Saturday 31st of August
5:00PM
Chevalier College, 566 Moss Vale Road, Burradoo
E. info@selbyandfriends.com.au

Exploring composers whose influence made a significant impact upon the world of classical music is the premise behind this extraordinary program of sonatas and trios by Kats-Chernin, Ravel, Britten and Dvorak. Thrill to the virtuosic performances of brilliant Australian violinist Susie Park and cellist Julian Smiles with Artistic Director Kathryn Selby in a moving homage to those whose vision was far ahead of their time.
Check ticket prices online.

MILITARY VEHICLE TOURS @ CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS

Saturday 31 August - Sunday 1 September
From 10am ON REQUEST
Centennial Vineyard 252 Centennial Road, Bowral
PH. 0405 397 345

Military Vehicle Tours are a non-profit organization. We preserve historic vehicles which were built for WARS but now are used for LOVE and COMPASSION

Military Vehicle is about hope and grew from the dream of hope. Hope for the forgotten people of Vietnam. The Vietnam War 1962-75 was very costly in the human toll it took on the Vietnamese people. After US withdrawal, millions of Vietnamese refugees attempted to flee by boat. Vinh Tran’s sister was one of those refugees. Fast forward to the present, Vinh found a unique way to use the relics of war for a greater good. He would bring army jeeps to Australia to raise awareness and charity that helps war affected orphaned children in Vietnam, such as food, medical supplies and support.An exceptional opportunity to experience an unforgettable adventure with the iconic fully restored military vehicle.

Tours can take you through the beautiful Centennial Vineyard Winery or take the scenic tour of the Southern Highlands.

1. The Jeep is suitable for up to 4 passengers. Commonly referred to as a “jeep” or “quarter-ton”, it was produced from 1959 through 1982 and served in the Vietnam War. 

2.The Studebaker US6 (G630) suitable for larger groups, was a series of 2½-ton 6x6 and 5-ton 6x4 trucks manufactured by the Studebaker Corporation and REO Motor Car Company during World War II.

For Booking request CLICK HERE

Charles Jenkins When I Was On The Moon

Saturday 31st of August
6.30pm
RSL Hall, 62 Erith Street Bundanoon
E. Lyndell.g123@yahoo.com.au

One Man, One Guitar, One Petit Hall

Charles Jenkins returns to Bundanoon on the eve of the last night of Winter to launch his latest album 'When I Was On The Moon’

This album had been reviewed as his best album ever!

This event is an intimate experience with only 30 tickets available.

$25 covers the show, dips and nibbles, wine glasses, plates and everything you need for an enjoyable evening. You just bring what you would like to drink.

One great night.

Bundanoons Cinema Rex presents The Merger with special guest Mark Grentell Director

Saturday 31st of August
7pm
Bundanoon Soldier's Memorial Hall, 3 Railway Ave, Bundanoon
E. donna@stickypictures.tv

Bundanoon's Cinema Rex is screening the Australian comedy "The Merger" on Sat August 31st. Director Mark Grentell (Backyard Ashes) will be joining us to chat about the film.

Bundanoon Soldiers’ Memorial Hall at 7pm. Tickets at the door $10 adults, $5 children.

Everyone welcome! Why not wear your favourite footy team guernsey / jersey / scarf / hat.

Critics say “A charming and funny mix of social issues, sports, and true-blue Aussie humour". "The Merger succeeds as a personable and highly entertaining social comedy, playing from the left-field!”

Day on the Paddock

Saturday 31st of August
1pm
209 Old Wingello Road Tallong
E. beer@wyadrabrewing.com.au

We offer our Micro Brewery for others to enjoy.

We can only entertain 30 people,
Booking through the website, be early!
Hope to see you here
John and Kate

50 Years Swingin with Ed Wilson

Sunday 1st of September
2:30pm
Chevalier College Performing Arts Centre, 4/11 Charlotte Street, Burradoo
E. info@canberrawindsymphony.com.au

Celebrating 50 years of swing from Australia's Big Band king!

Long before Postmodern Jukebox put their retro arrangements over contemporary songs, trombonist Ed Wilson spent the 60s, 70s and 80s swinging, rocking and funking with jazz standards and pop songs. After earlier playing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the ABC Dance Band, Ed’s career exploded in 1969 via the iconic Daly–Wilson Big Band, Australia’s most successful Jazz Big Band.


The Daly-Wilson Big Band is an important part of Australian music history and leaves behind a legacy of over half a dozen albums and indelible memories of sensational live shows across the world.

Back then it was albums with vocalists Marcia Hines, Kerrie Biddell and Ricky May and the nation’s very best big band players, and now there would hardly be a musician across the nation that hasn’t played charts penned by the master arranger himself.

2019 SPRING OPEN GARDENS

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

2019 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.

Breakfast in the Bush at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Sunday 1st of September
9am-11am
3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo NSW 2574
PH. 02 4684 1112

Breakfast in the Bush on the first Sunday of each month from 9am to 11am. For just $10 per person, you enjoy a hot breakfast, tea/coffee, toast and toppings, then enjoy the pleasure of a trip through the Fauna Protection Area   to see our wallabies, a kangaroo, emus, the oldest wombat we know of (34 years old) and many beautiful Australian birds and a bushwalk along our paths. 

Look forward to seeing you at Wirrimbirra for a good breakfast, good company and a pleasant time in the bush.Bring the family for a country breakfast and lots to see. Bookings appreciated
This is an opportunity to enjoy a country breakfast, wander the bush tracks of Wirrimbirra, check out the native animals and nursery plants and enjoy the day. Bring the family for a country breakfast and lots to see.
 Bookings appreciated. 
Come along and enjoy this fantastic sanctuary, located on the Old Hume Highway (AKA Remembrance Drive) just 4 km north of Bargo 

Craigieburns Sunday Roast

Sunday 1st of September
12.00 pm
43 Centennial Road Bowral NSW
E. rikki.buchan@peppers.com.au

Come along and enjoy a Sunday Roast in the warm surroundings of Peppers Craigieburn.

A mouth watering roast served with roast vegetables,
steamed greens roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, followed by
a selection of deserts to choose from.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 1st 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. 

HighlandsTV Film Makers Course

Monday 2nd of September
4:30pm - 6:30pm
98b Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0421 507 777

Learn to master film making with HighlandsTV's Cadetship Academy. We'll teach you camera work, editing, lighting and sound design, writing, producing and directing. Work with seasoned film makers in the area and guest teachers from further afield! We'll not only teach you the art of film making, but how to turn a profit as well by mastering business skills. Hands on, no nonsense, great fun film making - and only $15 per session! Don't miss out! Classes are limited to 20 students.

Go to www.highlandstv.net/cadets for more information or call 0421 507 777

Tap Dance Classes for Adults

Monday 2nd of September
12:00pm
Kazcare Hall, 15 -17 Kirkham Road, Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
E. info@bonniecurtisprojects.com

Want to learn how tap dance like Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire?

Join our Beginner Tap Dance Classes for Adults!
In this class, you will learn the foundations of tap technique. Improve your musicality and learn choreography to songs from famous musicals such as 42nd Street.

Classes are taught by award-winning choreographer Bonnie Curtis.
This class is suited to people who have never taken a tap class or would like to refresh their tap dancing skills.

If you have access requirements or require a companion to attend, please contact us via email info@bonniecurtisprojects.com or phone Bonnie on 0420 308 221

What is Tap Dance?
Tap dance is a style of dance known for rhythm and musicality. Tap dancers where shoes fitted with metal plates that create sounds when the dancer strikes their foot on a hard surface, such as the floor. Made famous by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Mr Bojangles and movie musicals from the 20th century.

Evening art class

Tuesday 3rd of September
6.00pm - 9.00pm
BDAS Studios 1 Short St Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Join us for three hours of creativity. What a great way to spend an evening! This class is suitable for beginning and continuing acrylic painters, drawers and pastel artists. Tracey will guide you through a series of art exercises until you gain confidence and choose to work on your own themes and styles.

ADFAS lecture Zaha Hadid architectural superstar lecturer Colin Davies

Wednesday 4th of September
10:30am & repeated at 6:00pm
The Ballroom, Annesley Westwood Drive, Bowral
E. kirstiegraham00@gmail.com

Dame Zaha Hadid died suddenly in 2016, at the age of 65. Architectural historians of the future will surely recognise her as one of the most important architects of the 21st Century. This lecture tells the story of her career from the visionary projects of the 1980s, through the years of frustration when many of her designs were considered unbuildable, to the prolific crop of international projects built in the last decade of her life.

Morning lecture at 10:30am
Evening lecture at 6:00pm
Guests welcome . Admission $25
Students free
Join us for tea/coffee and a sandwich afterwards


SKYLINES

Thursday 5 - Tuesday 10 September
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Bowral Art Gallery. 1 Short Street, Bowral
E. exhibitions@bdasgallery.com

Wilderness is very important to Julie, and this, her first solo exhibition, is based around time spent in mountainous areas mainly in Europe, but also Australia and, most recently, Morocco. The seeming infinity of atmosphere and the vertiginousness of mountain ranges provide important elements in her work. Julie's art allows her to remember these exceptional places in the studio, but mostly she works from photographs taken on her travels rather than from memory alone. The paintings represent the drama of light and dark, scale and atmosphere characteristic of mountainous landscapes, although her works are occasionally abstracted. Her art can be seen as a contemporary response to place.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 5th of September
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.30pm) 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.

Drawing classes

Thursday 5th of September
1.30pm - 4.30 pm
Studio 3, BDAS studios, 1 Short St. Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Welcome to drawing class. This class suits absolute beginners who claim they can’t even draw a straight line! You’ll learn to see like an artist and so acquire the necessary skills. We explore materials, techniques, styles and methods. Tracey will guide you as you quickly gain confidence in your drawing ability.
This class is also very suitable for drawers with experience.

Seafood Buffet

Thursday 5th of September
6pm
Mittagong RSL, Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

All your seafood favourites!

Every Thursday evening in September & October.

Open from 6pm - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at Club Reception (02) 4872 6700

View the full menu: https://mittagongrsl.com.au/dining/thursdaybuffet/

Oxley College Open Morning

Friday 6th of September
11AM
11 - 29 Railway Road, Burradoo NSW 2576
E. office@oxley.nsw.edu.au

The open morning which occurs every term usually lasts about one and a half hours with visits to classrooms, tours and a Q&A session with current Oxley students. Children are most welcome. For catering purposes, please email or call with the number of people who will be attending.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

We look forward to welcoming you to Oxley College.

Country Bush Dance

Friday 6th of September
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fitzroy Inn, 1 Ferguson Crescent, Mittagong
E. bookings@fitzroyinn.com.au

An Evening of Big Band, Country, & Everything In Between!

LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC BAND – Swamp Dawkins!

Our live bush band will bring The Fitzroy Inn to life with barn, square, bush and line dances. Join the dance floor, enjoy the atmosphere of the night, and mix with other country-loving locals as you twist and twirl the night away!

All the dances are called and taught on the night and the music alongside the dances ranges from American country and western to Australian classics.

DINNER & DRINKS

Smokey BBQ’d Beef Brisket Buns, baked potatoes with chilli bean con carne, buttered corn on the cob, garden salad, Dessert Grazing Table featuring assorted cakes and slices

Non-alcoholic drinks included, and licenced bar available for beer and wine

TICKETS
$110.00 per person (adults only event)

Online: www.trybooking.com/BDWRF
Call: 4872 3457
Email: bookings@fitzroyinn.com.au

Acrylic painting classes

Friday 6th of September
1.00pm - 4.00pm
BDAS studios, 1 Short St, Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This is a friendly class that suits beginning and continuing acrylic painters. Tracey will guide you through a series of painting exercises until you gain confidence and choose to work on your own themes and styles.

Highlands Garden Society Bowral Camellia Spring Flower Show

Saturday 7th of September
10.00am to 3.00pm
Uniting Church Hall, Cnr. Boolwey and Bendooley Streets, Bowral
E. secretary@highlandsgardensociety.org.au

The Highlands Garden Society Bowral presents its annual Camellia & Spring Flower Show, welcoming in Spring in the Highlands. Featuring 26 categories of Camellia exhibits, 15 of Spring Flowers and Plants and an extensive Floral Art exhibit, the show gives members and non-members an unrivalled opportunity to celebrate spring in our gardens. A special attraction for 2019 is a demonstration of Ikebana, the traditional art of Japanese flower arranging, including the contemporary Sogetsu modern form, by reputed teacher Sandy Marker.
Tea, Coffee and Sandwiches will also be available for $5.00.
The Ikebana demonstration, in a separate room in the same venue, is limited to 20 attendees, is $10.00.
The Highlands Garden Society looks forward to welcoming members and visitors to this uplifting spring flower show. The Society meets on the third Friday evening each month. Email secretary@highlandsgardensociety.org.au for more details.

Mamma Mia - The 10 Sopranos perform the songs of ABBA

Saturday 7th of September
6.00pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

A masterful and stimulating concert with new vocal and symphonic harmonies, bringing to life the ABBA repertoire in a concert of epic proportions!

You’ll be singing, dancing and simply enjoying what is undoubtedly the number one vocal interpretation of the ABBA songs in the world today.

The glorious melodies and harmonies are re-invigorated and given new life by The Most powerful all female group in Australia The Ten Sopranos!


Artistic and Musical director Penny Pavlakis (The critically acclaimed and, multi-award-winning International Star known to her peers as “The Singers’ Singer” who brings to the stage star power very few people can) brings her supreme talents to Australian audiences in a concert you will never forget, paying homage to the magnificent songs of ABBA
This powerful group of ten woman Penny Pavlakis, Jemilly Kalil, Jade Riordan-Ayoub, Holly Prophet, Elizabeth Cartmer, Maria Hemphill, Tiana Young, Emma Masters, Sophia Campion, Ava Levin will mesmerise you.

Three of a Kind

Saturday 7 - Thursday 12 September
10:00am - 4:00pm
Old Bowral Town Hall, 16 Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. corydon.unwin@btopenworld.com

Exhibition of Paintings by Edwina Stanham, Brenda Unwin and Alice Cameron

Shoalhaven Bat Clinic talk for Threatened Species Day Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

Saturday 7th of September
1pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
PH. 02 4887 7270

Janine Davies from the Shoalhaven Bat Clinic will conduct a presentation explaining the valuable work they do rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing injured and orphaned Grey-headed Flying Foxes and bats in the Shoalhaven area and beyond. The valuable contribution these species make to pollination and dispersing native seeds make them a vital part of Biodiversity in Australia. The threats and issues facing this threatened species from land clearing, introduced pests and agriculture and what we can do to assist their survival.
This is a free event, please book at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270

Creativity Basics Workshop

Saturday 7th of September
9.30am - 3.30pm
The Workshoproom @ The Shac, 74-76 Hoddle Street, Robertson
E. hello@boothandco.com.au

We know that life is busy these days. Work/Life balance is what we all long for.

Think about taking a weekend for yourself in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

Maybe bring some friends.

There are lots of lovely accommodation options and great places to eat here in the highlands.

Spend a Saturday with the team at booth&co – we are all fired up to spoil you with local treats and a fantastic lunch whilst giving you lots of tips and inspiration to help you on your personal creative journey. At the day’s end you will take home your new art starter kit, your fab creations and lots of ideas to move forward with.

After your fruitful day, perhaps spend your Sunday exploring the local area:- bespoke shops, open gardens, cafes, fantastic walks and parks – the highlands are renowned for spring blooms and colour.

Sound good? Check out our workshop page at https://boothandco.com.au/workshops/

Bundanoon Ukesters with Friends

Saturday 7th of September
7:00PM
Bundanoon Soldiers' Memorial Hall, 3 Railway Avenue Bundanoon
E. anton.j.baggerman@gmail.com

The Bundanoon Ukesters concert is on 7th September. Bring nibbles and drinks along to what will be a fun night with guest appearances by Jo Caseley, Andrew Rumsey and Bundanoon Sings!
Table seating, doors open 6:30pm.
Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.trybooking.com/bejri

KRAMER PHOTOGRAPHY - RAINFOREST GALLERY OPEN DAY

Saturday 7th of September
10am - 2pm
3157 Illawarra Highway, Macquarie Pass
E. kath@kramer.photography

Kramer Photography would love to welcome you to their Gallery, set amongst the rainforest of Macquarie Pass National Park.

Pop along to one of the upcoming Gallery Open Days, from 10am to 2pm, or at other times by appointment

For directions on how to find us, visit www.kramer.photography/pages/visit-our-macquarie-pass-rainforest-gallery-open-by-appointment


Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby talk for Threatened Species Day

Saturday 7th of September
10am
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
PH. 02 4887 7270

Juliet Dingle from the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby will explain how you can help save this intriguing and iconic species from extinction. The unique partnership between NPWS and friends of the BTRW volunteer group has saved the southern most population of this endearing and endangered species from extinction, but we have a long way to go to secure their future.
A puppet show "Home Gone away" for the children will follow the talk at 12pm.
This is a FREE event, bookings can be made at the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270.

Capturing Likeness in Portraiture - with portrait artist Sarah Chance

Saturday 7th of September
10.00am - 4.00 pm
6077 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. peta@petaseaton.com.au

This special workshop with portrait artist Sarah Chance will explore portraiture using the
Classical Trois Crayon drawing technique.
In the morning we will focus on shapes, drapery and turning points, artistic anatomy of head, neck, shoulders, torso and hands and facial features.
After lunch (included), we will make our own self portrait to take home.
Sarah is an inspiring and experienced teacher, building on her own successful portraiture practice. She is known for her ability to make students at ease at whatever their starting level. Sarah studied at Julian Ashton Art School where she was awarded the John Olsen scholarship and other drawing prizes during completion of the Diploma in Fine Arts.
Saturday 7th September 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: $295 incl GST
Materials provided
Illustration:  Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Study of a female head. 1752 Red and white chalk on blue paper, uses techniques that will be explored in this workshop

The Guitar is the Song

Saturday 7th of September
2.30pm
The Rose Room 51 Sunninghill Ave Burradoo
PH. 0403 672 007

Kjell Goyer will be playing a concert called 'The Guitar is the Song'.
Kjell will play music from across the world Renaissance, Romantic, Latin, Russian romantic, Flamenco and Jazz.
Each piece will extol the song inherent in the sound of the guitar. Come along to a wonderful exciting concert.
Children under 12 are free, Students, Pensioners and Seniors $20, Adults $30

COLO VALE MONTHLY MARKET

Saturday 7th of September
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.

(No January Market)

Exeter Markets

Saturday 7th of September
9.00am - 1.30pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. Jill 0419 808 022


A country market with a vibrant community of over 40 sellers, producers and makers in one of the most beautiful settings in the Southern Highlands. This indoor and outdoor market has something for everyone from plants, pates, preserves and pastries to handcrafted homewares, fashion, jewellery and pre-loved wares. There is ample parking, plus a children's playground for young ones to get active.
1st Saturday of each month.  Check website for January.

The 1st Southern Highlands Big Red Kidney Walk

Sunday 8th of September
10.00 AM
Lake Alexandra, Queen St, Mittagong
E. Angela.Sarkis@health.nsw.gov.au

There will be a Big Red BBQ (breakfast and lunch available), hot & cold drinks, picnic games, facepainting and some special surprises for the children. You might even spot a Elsa (from Frozen) or Spiderman!
The 4km walk is to raise awareness and vital funds for Kidney Health Australia, a charity organisation which provides information about Kidney Disease. It also runs Kidney Camps for children living with kidney disease and their families, and the Big Red Kidney Bus which provides holiday haemodialysis for patients who require treatment three times per week.
Kidney Disease affects 1 in every 3 Australians, and 90% of the kidney function can be lost before symptoms appear. Register for the walk via the website. Donations can also be made via the website, or in our donation tins which will be available on the day.

All about Orchids

Sunday 8th of September
11am
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
PH. 02 4887 7270

Alan Stephenson OAM will speak about the diversity of orchids found in the South Coast and how to identify these amazing plants.
Followed by Lachlan Wilmott SOS talking about saving the Kangaloon Sun Orchid which is critically endangered and only found in the Southern Highlands. We are working on better understanding of its ecology as well as creating an ex-situ population in Royal Botanical Gardens. Join us to learn more about and what we have learned so far.
Rob Armstrong SOS is a threatened species ecologist focusing on the recovery of threatened flora and ecological communities. Community involvement is central to this as Citizen Scientists have a important role in threatened species recovery. Find out ways you can contribute.
This event is FREE bookings at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270.

JAZZ SUNDAY SESSIONS

Sunday 8th of September
2PM - 5PM
Cnr Kangaloon Road and David St, Bowral
E. events@bowralgolfclub.com.au

Jazz legend Don Burrows named Nicol as his favourite Australian Jazz Singer. Nicol opened Benny Goodman's Australian tour and also the Modern Jazz Quartet. Feature artist Johnny Nicol and performances by Ben Jones, Peter Locks, Josh Morgan and David Seidel.
$15 per person. Bookings recommended.

Craigieburns Sunday Roast

Sunday 8th of September
12.00 pm
43 Centennial Road Bowral NSW
E. rikki.buchan@peppers.com.au

Come along and enjoy a Sunday Roast in the warm surroundings of Peppers Craigieburn.

A mouth watering roast served with roast vegetables,
steamed greens roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, followed by
a selection of deserts to choose from.

Robertson Markets

Sunday 8th 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!
No January Market.


Tap Dance Classes for Adults

Monday 9th of September
12:00pm
Kazcare Hall, 15 -17 Kirkham Road, Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
E. info@bonniecurtisprojects.com

Want to learn how tap dance like Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire?

Join our Beginner Tap Dance Classes for Adults!
In this class, you will learn the foundations of tap technique. Improve your musicality and learn choreography to songs from famous musicals such as 42nd Street.

Classes are taught by award-winning choreographer Bonnie Curtis.
This class is suited to people who have never taken a tap class or would like to refresh their tap dancing skills.

If you have access requirements or require a companion to attend, please contact us via email info@bonniecurtisprojects.com or phone Bonnie on 0420 308 221

What is Tap Dance?
Tap dance is a style of dance known for rhythm and musicality. Tap dancers where shoes fitted with metal plates that create sounds when the dancer strikes their foot on a hard surface, such as the floor. Made famous by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Mr Bojangles and movie musicals from the 20th century.

HighlandsTV Film Makers Course

Monday 9th of September
4:30pm - 6:30pm
98b Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0421 507 777

Learn to master film making with HighlandsTV's Cadetship Academy. We'll teach you camera work, editing, lighting and sound design, writing, producing and directing. Work with seasoned film makers in the area and guest teachers from further afield! We'll not only teach you the art of film making, but how to turn a profit as well by mastering business skills. Hands on, no nonsense, great fun film making - and only $15 per session! Don't miss out! Classes are limited to 20 students.

Go to www.highlandstv.net/cadets for more information or call 0421 507 777

Evening art class

Tuesday 10th of September
6.00pm - 9.00pm
BDAS Studios 1 Short St Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Join us for three hours of creativity. What a great way to spend an evening! This class is suitable for beginning and continuing acrylic painters, drawers and pastel artists. Tracey will guide you through a series of art exercises until you gain confidence and choose to work on your own themes and styles.

FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST REVISITED

Thursday 12 - Tuesday 17 September
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Bowral Art Gallery. 1 Short Street, Bowral
E. office@bdasgallery.com

Kristy Osseweyer has continued to further develop her style, painting impressive Abstract impasto palette- knife paintings which capture the dichotomy of beauty and destruction during a bushfire ravaging the Australian landscape.
Ericka and Kristy journeyed to Tuscany, Italy where attended a workshop, painting scenes from the local Cortona area guided by Australian tutor Janet Knight. Images from their incredible journey will form part of the body of works.
After a pilgrimage to her former hometown of Tom Price in the Pilbara of Western Australia Erika reacquainted herself with the ancient sacred deep gorges of Karijini. Ericka’s unique, colourful contrasting style is shaped by her congenital eye disability and experiences from both her past and more recent revisits, onto the raw canvas.
Peter Browne will join them exhibiting his quintessential stylised Australian Bushscapes with his infamous signature emus and caricatures of Australian wildlife.

Seafood Buffet

Thursday 12th of September
6pm
Mittagong RSL, Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

All your seafood favourites!

Every Thursday evening in September & October.

Open from 6pm - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at Club Reception (02) 4872 6700

View the full menu: https://mittagongrsl.com.au/dining/thursdaybuffet/

Drawing classes

Thursday 12th of September
1.30pm - 4.30 pm
Studio 3, BDAS studios, 1 Short St. Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Welcome to drawing class. This class suits absolute beginners who claim they can’t even draw a straight line! You’ll learn to see like an artist and so acquire the necessary skills. We explore materials, techniques, styles and methods. Tracey will guide you as you quickly gain confidence in your drawing ability.
This class is also very suitable for drawers with experience.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 12th of September
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.30pm) 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.

Beatnix

Friday 13th of September
8pm
Mittagong RSL, Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 6700

It was February 1980, 10 months before the untimely death of John Lennon, that Australia and possibly the world’s, first tribute show THE BEATNIX was conceived.

It was suggested they play more Beatles music, everybody loves The Beatles. From that simple suggestion they thought “lets play only Beatles songs”, hence the first tribute show was conceived.

Originally put together for a four week season in Perth, Western Australia, the shows proved so popular that after 18 months it was decided to make the move to Sydney where the show is now based and is available to travel worldwide.

The Beatnix Show includes fully authentic musical instruments identical to those used by The Beatles.

Acrylic painting classes

Friday 13th of September
1.00pm - 4.00pm
BDAS studios, 1 Short St, Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

This is a friendly class that suits beginning and continuing acrylic painters. Tracey will guide you through a series of painting exercises until you gain confidence and choose to work on your own themes and styles.

5TH CHAPTER ESTATE OPEN GARDEN

Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 September
10:00am to 3:00pm
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. 

2019 Open Dates:
April - August (By Appointment Only)
August - Friday 23 Daffodil Day
September - 14,15,20,21,22,23,28,29,30
October - 4,5,6,7,12,13
November - 9 and 10

Open Times: 10am - 3pm

Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE.
All proceeds donated to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. NO DOGS permitted. 
Email or call John for appointment. 

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

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

Keep going down lane then follow 5th Chapter signs.

NSW Siberian Express End of season bash

Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 September
3pm
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express end of season bash is a get together to wind down the sledding season for 2019
This event is very low key, we take our dogs out for a fun run, announce our point score winners for the season followed by a BBQ and a few drinks around the large communal fire.
Spectators are welcome, we ask that dogs not competing to be kept on a lead at all times

The Toybox

Saturday 14th of September
2.30pm
51F Sunninghill Ave, Burradoo
E. diana.weston@ozemail.com.au

Bring your kiddies on a musical journey through Claude Debussy's The Toybox. Open their eyes and capture their imaginations as it reveals all the secrets of the toybox.

They dance, they play. They are naughty and nice. They fight a battle, but still they live happily ever after in the toybox.

From Sydney ensemble Thoroughbass, this 2019 interpretation of the 1913 children’s ballet is a magical entrée to classical music

Inviting little bodies with big imaginations to join us in the round on the floor, and get up close to some of the earliest musical instruments.
(Seating available)
Narrated by Kate Mannix
Suitable for ages 4-8, parents and grandparents

Southern Highlands Koalarama- saving Koala habitat

Saturday 14th of September
1.30pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
PH. 02 4887 7270

Margot Law WSC will inform you about the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project which has been getting to know our 3,000 Koalas. We now know what species they eat, where they live and how they move through the landscape. So now lets work together to save their habitat!
Also Cranky Koala will be here to entertain the children!
This is a FREE event bookings at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270

GANGgajang - Surfing the world

Saturday 14th of September
6.00pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Fashions come and go in the world of music. A song may be a hit for a few weeks but then it’s gone and the band is never heard of again. Occasionally, an enduring sub-culture will adopt a band, and their music becomes the soundtrack of their life. They pass on their love of the music to the next generation, the bands become legends and their music never dies. GANGgajang is such a band.

Renown for the perennial Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia), GANGgajang has been part of Australia’s cultural fabric for over 30 years beginning with their debut single in November 1984. It was the mid 1980’s surf culture who first adopted the band when songs from their debut self-titled album became the entire soundtrack to Quiksilver’s seminal surf movie Mad Wax. Surfers would describe GANGgajang’s distinctive groove and sound as a seamless soundscape to the rolling waves.

All About Frog Conservation

Saturday 14th of September
10am
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
PH. 02 4887 7270

Gary Daley director of Gaia Research has conducted fauna surveys in the Illawarra and South Coast for 30 years and published several papers on reptiles and amphibians in the area, particularly threatened species.
Gary is a member of Shoalhaven Landcare and is the coordinator for the reintroduction of the Stuttering Frog to the Illawarra.
This is a free event bookings at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270

BOWRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL MARKETS

Saturday 14th of September
8 AM - 1 PM
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.

Steel City Strings Symphonic Sounds

Sunday 15th of September
2pm
Chevalier College, Charlotte St, Burradoo
E. philtim1967@gmail.com

Steel City Strings will present a symphonic feast featuring brilliant young Australian violinist , Anna da Silva Chen who will perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto. The orchestra will also play Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. The conductor will be Luke Spicer.

Venue Open Day

Sunday 15th of September
10:00am - 2:00pm
Fitzroy Inn, 1 Ferguson Crescent, Mittagong
E. bookings@fitzroyinn.com.au

Take a tour of our charming historic estate, see our event spaces come alive with style, entertainment and food and beverage! Our brand Garden Marquee and the historic Oakland’s House are open for viewing.

REGISTER NOW – FREE ADMISSION!
Free Admission Tickets www.trybooking.com/BDXGO

BOOK NOW $10.00pp: THE ORCHARD GRAZING STATION AND DRINKS
Join us and mingle in the private orchard, enjoy a delicious Grazing Table and Lemonade Stand – Adults – $10.00pp , Children – $5.00pp. Purchase your tickets ~ www.trybooking.com/BDXGK

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Glossies in the mist

Sunday 15th of September
1pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
E. FitzroyFalls.VisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au

Lauren Hook will help you to learn about the threatened Glossy Black Cockatoo and how we can protect the remaining vegetated corridor between the Southern Blue Mountains and Morton National Park.
Traversing from Bullio and Bungonia this important landscape connection is called the Great Western Wildlife Corridor. 

Threatened Species Officer Lauren will share her insights into this threatened cockatoo.
Nesting and feeding tree species have been identified and some native plants will be offered from the Native Plant Society for a donation to assist landholders in providing habitat for this species survival in the FFVC.
This is a FREE event , bookings Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270

Birds of Prey Rehabilitation and Release

Sunday 15th of September
11am
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 1301 Nowra Rd Fitzroy Falls
PH. 02 4887 7270

Peggy McDonald is a local lady who has been a rehabilitator for over 40 years. Her main passion is birds, specialising in birds of prey, Gang Gangs and Cockatoos. Peggy was awarded a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust with the topic "Advance and exchange our knowledge of Australian Raptor rehabilitation and release" which she has recently completed. Peggy will discuss her fellowship journey and her work with birds of prey including the construction of the largest free flight rehabilitation aviary of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.
This is a FREE event, bookings Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre 02 4887 7270

Exeter Rapier School

Sunday 15th of September
2:00pm -5:00pm
The Exeter Hall, Exeter Rd, Exeter
E. Okewaite.rapier@gmail.com

The Exeter Rapier School offers training in the art of Renascence fencing.

We use period accurate steel weopans and train in the techniques of the masters pre 1600.

Whether your a beginner or have fencing experience, we offer training at all levels.

We have loan equipment available to help you get started, there are a couple of personal protective items that you will need to acquire, we will advise you of these requirements at your first training session.

The Exeter Rapier School is held by Okewaite Medieval which is part of the SCA. We are a not for profit organisation, so the only cost in joining in with this event is a $5.00 contribution to the hire of the hall and a $5.00 insurance lever for the day nor non members of the SCA.

If you would like to join us, contact us on the email or mobile provided or come along on the day.

Craigieburns Sunday Roast

Sunday 15th of September
12.00 pm
43 Centennial Road Bowral NSW
E. rikki.buchan@peppers.com.au

Come along and enjoy a Sunday Roast in the warm surroundings of Peppers Craigieburn.

A mouth watering roast served with roast vegetables,
steamed greens roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, followed by
a selection of deserts to choose from.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 15th 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.

HighlandsTV Film Makers Course

Monday 16th of September
4:30pm - 6:30pm
98b Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0421 507 777

Learn to master film making with HighlandsTV's Cadetship Academy. We'll teach you camera work, editing, lighting and sound design, writing, producing and directing. Work with seasoned film makers in the area and guest teachers from further afield! We'll not only teach you the art of film making, but how to turn a profit as well by mastering business skills. Hands on, no nonsense, great fun film making - and only $15 per session! Don't miss out! Classes are limited to 20 students.

Go to www.highlandstv.net/cadets for more information or call 0421 507 777

Tap Dance Classes for Adults

Monday 16th of September
12:00pm
Kazcare Hall, 15 -17 Kirkham Road, Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
E. info@bonniecurtisprojects.com

Want to learn how tap dance like Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire?

Join our Beginner Tap Dance Classes for Adults!
In this class, you will learn the foundations of tap technique. Improve your musicality and learn choreography to songs from famous musicals such as 42nd Street.

Classes are taught by award-winning choreographer Bonnie Curtis.
This class is suited to people who have never taken a tap class or would like to refresh their tap dancing skills.

If you have access requirements or require a companion to attend, please contact us via email info@bonniecurtisprojects.com or phone Bonnie on 0420 308 221

What is Tap Dance?
Tap dance is a style of dance known for rhythm and musicality. Tap dancers where shoes fitted with metal plates that create sounds when the dancer strikes their foot on a hard surface, such as the floor. Made famous by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Mr Bojangles and movie musicals from the 20th century.

Evening art class

Tuesday 17th of September
6.00pm - 9.00pm
BDAS Studios 1 Short St Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Join us for three hours of creativity. What a great way to spend an evening! This class is suitable for beginning and continuing acrylic painters, drawers and pastel artists. Tracey will guide you through a series of art exercises until you gain confidence and choose to work on your own themes and styles.

SERENDIPITY by WAYNE DAVIS FRIENDS

Thursday 19 - Tuesday 24 September
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Bowral Art Gallery. 1 Short Street, Bowral, NSW
E. exhibitions@bdasgallery.com

Wayne is a local artist and long standing tutor at Bowral Art Society.

This years exhibition of Wayne’s work includes watercolours, oils and pastels.
The exhibition also features works from his associates. They cover a whole range of genres and styles ranging from abstraction to naive.

A new childrens book will be unveiled together with illustrations of poetry by a Korean designer.
Musical duo ‘Donalaide” will perform popular ballads at the opening.

Opening & refreshments - Saturday 21 September, 2019 at 2:30pm.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 19th of September
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.30pm) 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.

Drawing classes

Thursday 19th of September
1.30pm - 4.30 pm
Studio 3, BDAS studios, 1 Short St. Bowral
E. traceymillermail@gmail.com

Welcome to drawing class. This class suits absolute beginners who claim they can’t even draw a straight line! You’ll learn to see like an artist and so acquire the necessary skills. We explore materials, techniques, styles and methods. Tracey will guide you as you quickly gain confidence in your drawing ability.
This class is also very suitable for drawers with experience.

Seafood Buffet

Thursday 19th of September
6pm
Mittagong RSL, Cnr Hume Hwy &, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. info@mittagongrsl.com.au

All your seafood favourites!

Every Thursday evening in September & October.

Open from 6pm - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at Club Reception (02) 4872 6700

View the full menu: https://mittagongrsl.com.au/dining/thursdaybuffet/

FUNDRAISING DINNER CELEBRITY PORTRAIT REVEAL

Friday 20th of September
6:00pm
The Stables, Bendooley Estate, Old Hume Highway, Berrima
E. office@bdasgallery.com.au

Bowral & District Art Society invites you to a Fundraising Dinner & Celebrity Portrait Reveal.
Our celebrity Portrait is artist Ben Quilty.
Our artists this year are: Clara Adolphs, Sally Ryan, Evan Shipard and Zoe Young.
All of whom are respected portrait artists.
The portraits will be unveiled at the dinner for Ben to discuss and choose the one that speaks to him most.
Michael Yabsley has kindly agreed to be our MC for the evening.
Dinner & limited drink included in price.
Quality items will be raffled and artworks from BDAS members will be auctioned.
Book online