What’s On

During September & October – Weekdays
FREE AUDIO-VISUAL SPECTACULAR
Regular screenings between 11am and 3pm at the Ken Duncan Gallery.
Ken Duncan will treat you and your family and friends to a free audio-visual spectacular in his Gallery – free of charge. Relax in Ken’s state-of-the-art theatre, while he takes you on an inspiring journey across our beautiful nation. Bookings are essential and subject to availability – Call 4367 6701.


1 September
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
The most terrifying live theatre experience in the world comes to the Central Coast! Unanimously acclaimed by the critics – now in it’s 30 year in London’s West End – more than 7 million people having seen the play. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong 2pm & 7.30pm. For bookings: www.thearthousewyong.com.au


1 September
FOOD FUN & MUSIC FESTIVAL 
Village Green, Ron Alt Lane Toukley, 11am-3pm. FREE Event. Greater Vision Toukley. www.greatertoukley.org.au


1 September
COAST OPERA AUSTRALIA COMPANY DEBUT “AN EXQUISITE NIGHT OF MUSICAL BRILLIANCE”
Featuring four Australia’s most accomplished operatic artists singing best loved tunes.With a professional orchestra. Central Coast Leagues Club, Parkview Room, Dane Dr, Gosford. 7.30pm for 8pm. Concert from $75. Contact at Central Coast Leagues Club. Ph: 4325 9888. www.cclc.com.au


8 September
CENTRAL COAST CHARITY BALL
Crowne Plaza, Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal. 6.30pm-11pm. $180.00 General & $40 Kids (tickets include 3 course dinner, beer, wine and sparkling, live music and DJ, Silent raffles, photo booth and more! Kids tickets include (kids main meal, dessert, unlimited soft drinks and juice. Book online:  Trybooking.com facebook/centralcoastcharityball


8 September
B2M – MAMANTA
Hailed as “Australia’s answer to the Backstreet Boys” (Huffington Post), this unique boyband have conquered China, East Timor, Taiwan and Ireland. You’ll find yourself dancing as they bring you a rare insight into their island culture delivered with their trademark witht, musicality and charm. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong 8pm. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


9 September
CENTRAL COAST STEINER SCHOOL SPRING FAIR & OPEN DAY
Catamaran Road, Fountaindale (off Enterprinse Drive). 10am-3pm. www.ccrss.nsw.edu.au


14 – 15 September
THE GRUFFALO
Laycock Street Community Theatre, Laycock St, North Gosford. $20-$26. Box office 4323 3233 or online www.s.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres


15 – 16 September
WYONG SPRINGTIME ORCHID SHOW
Competition & Exhibition. Wyong Race Club, Howarth Street, Wyong. Entry fee $3pp. Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 9am-2pm. Wyong Town Centre Ph: 4351 1762. www.wyongtowncentre.org.au


16 September
YARRAMALONG SPRING TIME FESTIVAL
Jack Gear Reserve, Yarramalong Valley. 9.30am-4pm. $5 entry.  Wyong Town Centre Ph: 4351 1762. www.wyongtowncentre.org.au


16 September
SPRING BAKE COMPETITION  
Wyong Creek Hall, 792 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek. 10am-2pm. $1 Entries open at 8.30am, closes at 9.30am, judging from 10am. For more info, email springbake@outlook.com or call Nicole 02 4351 1762. www.yarramalongvalleyspringfestival.com.au


15 September
ST PHILLIPS SPRING FAIR  
20 Narara Creek Rd, Narara. 9.30am-2.30pm. More info www.spcc.nsw.edu.au


22 September
LIGHT THE NIGHT  
Colongra Bay Hall, Colongra Bay Rd, Lake Munmorah. 4.30pm-7.30pm. Visit Facebook @ light the night/facebook


22 September
ALIVE PLANT BASED FESTIVAL 
Kibble Park Gosford. 10am-5pm. www.thealivefestival.com


22 September
FOOD AND WINE FARE
Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 9 Diamond Rd, Pearl Beach. 10am-5pm. FREE Event. www.pearlbeachprogress.org.au


22 September
A CONVERSATION With RICHARD FIDLER ABOUT CONVERSATIONS
Richard Fidler’s Conversations has become one of Australia’s most loved radio programs and is Australia’s most downloaded podcast. Richard has interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists. It’s time someone had a conversation with Richard Fidler. Conducted by ABC host James Valentine. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong 8pm. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


23 September
HALF DAY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
From 11am. If you would like to learn how to take your photos from flat to fantastic then this is the perfect workshop for you! This workshop will help you no matter what type of camera you take photos with and regardless of your skill level.  BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – Phone the Gallery on 4367 6701 to secure your place


28 – 30 September
CENTRAL COAST 4WD, CARAVAN & CAMPING SHOW 
Mingara Athletics Regional Centre, Tumbi Umbi. 10am-4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Friday cost $10 Adults, $8 Concession, $5 Child (5 to 16 years). Sat/Sun cost: $12 Adults, $10 Concession, $6 Child (5 to 16 years). More info contact Mingara Recreation Club, Ph: 4349 7799


29, 30 September & 1 October
SHOWOFFS 2018 ART EXHIBITION
9 Diamond Road, Pearl Beach from 10am-5pm. FREE Event. www.pearlbeachprogress.org.au


30 September
JAZZ IN THE ARBORETUM
Crommelin Native Arboretum, Pearl Beach Tennis Courts, Pearl Beach from 2.30pm-5.30pm. General Admission: $45, Youth $25, Group 10+ $40.
www.pearlbeachprogress.org.au


4 – 7 October
CHALK THE WALK
Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance from 10am-4pm. FREE Event. www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/my-community/events/chalk-art-festival


5 October
OPUS
Opus is Twisted Element’s bizarre and dazzling immersive dance theatre production combining stunning visuals with multi-dimensional concepts based on humanity’s symbiotic relationship with technology and robotics. Twisted Element brings Opus to The Art House for one night only on their national tour. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


5 October
AUSSIE NIGHT MARKETS 
Entertainment Grounds, Racecourse Rd, Gosford from 4pm. Find us on Facebook @Aussie Night Markets


6 October
CENTRAL COAST STEAM MODEL CO-OP 
73 Showground Rd, Narara from 11am-4pm. $2.50 per ride. Ph:0479 041 321. www.dazed.org/narara


6 October
OKTOBERFEST  
Avoca Beach Surf Club, upstairs 85 Avoca Beach Drive, Avoca Beach from 12pm-10.30pm Oktoberfest at Avoca Surf Club/Facebook


7 & 14 October
WHALE WATCHING TOURS
Fantasea Cruising Departs at Ettalong Wharf from 9.15am. Tickets $30-$65. Book your tickets through Ettalong Diggers Visitor Information Centre Ph: 4343 0140


12 October
MICHAEL JACKSON: THE LEGACY TOUR
William Hall becomes the King of Pop when he hits the stage with his full-scale production of Michael Jackson: The Legacy Tour. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


13 October
JOHN PAUL YOUNG: THE VANDA & YOUNG SONGBOOK
John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artist in Australian music’s history, with over 4 million world-wide album sales. John Paul Young & The Allstar Band will travel you through the decades of mega hits and John’s own behind the scenes stories about the songs and their making, at a time when music was king. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


13 & 14 October
GEMS AND TREASURES SHOW 
Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi from Sat – 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm FREE Event. www.mingara.com.au/events/gem-treasures-show


14 October
WOYTOPIA FESTIVAL  
The Central Coast’s biggest sustainable living festival is a great family day out with music from Gypsy Dub Sound System and Johnny Devilseed, a wide range of eco-market stalls, delicious food, lots of children’s activities plus talks and workshops, animal shows and more. 9am-3pm, Woy Woy South School, Waterloo Ave, Woy Woy. Free. Details: woytopia.info or contact Mark Mann on 0432 550 255


13 – 14 October
MINGARA RELAY FOR LIFE 
Mingara Athletics Track, Tumbi Umbi from 3pm. CCNSW office at Erina Fair Office 4336 4500. www.relayforlife.org.au\mingara


16 October
GIGGLE & HOOT’S HOOTASTIC CONCERT
Live Nation and ABC Kids are proud to present the return of Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle to the stage in Giggle & Hoot’s Hootastic Concert.
The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


17 October
THE RAT PACK FROM VEGAS
Robbie Howard, Alfredo Miller and Johnny Edwards perform as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and the King of Cool Dean Martin. These Kings of Swing are famously known for their swingin’ sounds and hilarious improvised comedy routines. Their six-piece swing group promises to deliver the sound. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong.
www.thearthousewyong.com.au


19 October
THAT PLACE IN BETWEEN
Award-winning choreographer Cadi McCarthy brings this exciting new dance-theatre work to life, unravelling the emotional turbulence that rises form periods of transition. Where situations have arisen out of our control. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


20 October
THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY: PINK FLOYD
This brilliant homage concert features numerous gems from The Wall, Wish You Were Here and Dark Side Of The Moon showcased by some exceptional guest vocalists including Hugh Wilson (Lenny Kravitz Band). Mitch Anderson (The Voice), Mark DaCosta (Australian Idol), Susannah Mirana and Carmel Mesiti (Doug Parkinson Band). The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


21 October
THE FETE & CAR SHOW SPECTACULAR
Gwandalan Public School, Kanangra Rd, Gwandalan from 10am-2pm. Gwandalan Public School P&C/facebook


19 – 21, 26 – 28 October
SHREK THE MUSICAL
Laycock Street Community Theatre, 5 Laycock Street, North Gosford. Tickets: $52 Adults, Con/Member/GMS Member/Child/groups 10+ $47. Laycock Street Theatre Box Office 4323 3233 www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au


20 October
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN & DISTRICTS COUNTRY FAIR
Cnr Wisemans Ferry Rd, & Waratah Road, Mangrove Mountain from 10am-4pm. www.countryfair.mangrovemountain.net


21 October
DAVISTOWN PUTT REGATTA AND WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL 
Davistown Rd, Davistown (Illoura Reserve)  21st October 9am-4pm. www.davistownputtputt.com


25 October
EIREBORNE: THE REBIRTH OF IRISH DANCE
The best Irish dancers in the world perform live with a band to a soundrack comprised purely of the greatest Irish hits from artists such as U2, Van Morrison, Hozier, The Script, Ronan Keating, Enya and many more. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


27 October
ABBASOLUTELY FABULOUS
Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy present their hilarious new concert, ABBA-SOLUTELY FABULOUS! They’ll have audiences dancing in the aisles as they sing their way through ABBA’s hits. Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance, Ring Ring, Money Money Money, Fernando and more, it’s the ultimate party night out! The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


29 – 30 October
GRUFFALO’S CHILD
If you loved The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel, which returns following previous sellout Australian tours – now in a new West End production! The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au


WYONG WRITERS 
Local writers meet monthly to encourage and develop their writing skills. Meeting on the 4th Saturday of each month – arrive 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. Next meetings – July 28, and August 25, 2018.
People of all ages who are interested in writing poems, short stories, novels or their own life story are welcome. You can expect encouragement and support. You’ll pick up practical writing tips and have fun along the way. Attend the first two months meetings totally free – you even get free tea or coffee at the tea break. And if you decide you want to join us thereafter, the current annual FAW membership is just $40 per year.

Woodbury Park Community Centre1 Woolmers Crescent, Mardi. Ph: Mei-Ling Venning (Pres.) 4333 7489
Email:  meilingvenning@hotmail.com  Web: www.wyongwriters.org


FELLOWSHIP OF FIRST FLEETERS CENTRAL COAST CHAPTER
If you are descended from a First Fleeter or are interested in early Australian History, you are welcome to attend you are welcome to attend a meeting of The Fellowship of First Fleeters.
The Fellowship was formed in 1968 and since then over 8000 descendants have established their lineage and joined the Fellowship. Links have so far been established in 136 families to no fewer than 191 individual First Fleet Ancestors. There are currently over 1854 active members.

Membership is open to anyone who can prove his or her relationship to a First Fleeter – convict, marine, seaman or Government Official. Associate and Friend membership is also welcomed.The meetings are held at the Point Clare Hall (opposite the Railway Station) on the second Saturday of each month. For further information contact Jon 43116254 or John 43921926.


VIEW CLUBS MEETINGS

“Working for the Smith Family”  VIEW stands for voice, interests, education of women. VIEW is a valued part of the Smith Family and raises money for Learning For Life sponsorship and education of disadvantaged Australian children and young adults. (Toukley View Club members shown)

BRISBANE WATER EVENING VIEW CLUB
Dinner meeting in the Function Room at the Grange Hotel, Renwick St, Wyoming on the 4th Tuesday of the month – 6.30pm for 7pm.  New members and visitors are welcome.  Ph Valda 4325 1688 or Helen 4367 5670.

THE BATEAU BAY VIEW CLUB
The Bateau Bay VIEW Club will hold its lunch meeting at the The Entrance Leagues Club (Tigers), 3 Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10.30am. New members and visitors are welcome. Contact Lynne 4333 8492 or Heather 4362 8405.

TOUKLEY VIEW CLUB
Meets 2nd Friday of month at Club Toukley RSL at 10.30am. Lucky door prizes, raffles and lunch with guest speakers or members participation. Outings, Friendship Morning Teas, Soup and Damper days, raffles and interesting discussions. Come along and make new friends.  Contact Sandra on 4396 6206