What’s On

Pictured: Plant Lovers Fair 28-29 September, Kariong

DURING September & October
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

1st September
Father’s Day Luncheon 2019
Linton Gardens, 611 Wisemans Ferry Road, Somersby at 12pm; $45 Adult, $21.50 Kids (2-11 years); 2 Course meal and also 3 hours entertainment. For bookings and more information contact Terry or Mel 02 4372 1444

4th September
Features foot-tapping Danish folk music for string quartet, a light-hearted serenade by Danish composer Carl Nielsen and Eric Ewazen’s mesmerising piece for solo marimba which evokes the shimmering beauty of the northern lights.  www.thearthousewyong.com.au

6th September
Aussie Night Markets
5pm-10pm – Entertainment grounds, 4 Racecourse Rd, Gosford – food vendors, kids rides, entertainment, music till late, dessert stations and more. For more information visit FACEBOOK/Gosford Aussie night markets

7th September
Central Coast Grammar School Spring Fair
Arundel Rd, Erina Heights; 9am-4pm; Amazing array of Market stalls, thrilling rides for children of all ages, musical performances, live entertainment and so much more! A great family day out! For updates visit Facebook/Central Coast Grammar School Spring Fair

7th September
Bonsai Open Exhibition
Mingara Recreation Club, 1 Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi; 9am-3pm $3 adults, Children FREE. Over 140 Bonsai trees will be on display and the day will also feature demonstrations on styling and caring for bonsai.

7-8th & 15th September
The Valley Art Shows 9 x 5 ART PRIZE
A Competition & Sale of unique 9×5 inch paintings by Australian Artists. Wyong Creek Hall 7-8 Sept, Jack Gear Reserve, Yarramalong 15th Sept.

7th September
Nathan Cavaleri supported by Libby Ingels
Nathan Cavaleri is stringing his nostalgia triggering stories with gripping new songs that came about during his 4 year struggle with depression and anxiety. Musically, the light & shade in his set mirrors the extreme dynamics of his life experiences told in a relatable way, inviting both laughter and tears from his audience. “This is the first time I’ve toured an intimate story-telling type show. The love I’m receiving from the crowd is a reminder of why I perform.” 6.30pm. For more information visit

8th September
Central Coast Concert Band
1pm. Bookings online. https://www.trybooking.com/BBKJY. Selection of popular and contemporary wind ensemble music including medleys from Symphonic Gershwin, South Pacific and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, on the jazz side – Latin Celebration and Louis Prima’s Sing, Sing, Sing.  Also performing Amazing Grace, Pachelbel’s Canon. Moscow Nights and Victory at Sea. Gosford RSL ‘The Coral Room’ 26 Central Coast Hwy, West Gosford.

10th -11th September
A First Nations story about the bond of family and the power of the land. In this powerful and tender story, where dreams for a fair go lie, acclaimed playwright, Jane Harrison, pens a family’s struggle for community acceptance in the Menzies era of Australia.

13th September
West End Musical star, Peter Cousens, and Legendary Flutist Jane Rutter (Chevalière des Arts et Lettres), join forces to bring you a magical night of musical romance, performing popular Classical pieces and Romantic songs by some of the world’s greatest popular composers. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

14th September
Terrigal Family Fun Fair
10am-4pm – Terrigal Primary School, Havenview Rd, Terrigal – It will be a fun filled day with live music, entertainment, rides, coffee, food and so much more! For updates and more information visit Facebook/Terrigal Family Fun Fair

14th & 15th September
Wyong Spring Orchid FAIR
Fair Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-2pm, entry $3. Huge Orchid displays and Vendors selling Orchids and Accessories. There will be potting demonstrations along with lifestyle groups- Honey wood turners, Pots and knitters. Wyong Race Club, Howarth Street Wyong.

15th September
Cake and Biscuit Baking Competition
Wyong Creek Hall, 792 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek. 10am-2pm. $1 Entries open 8.30am, closes 9.30am, judging from 10am. www.yarramalongvalleyspringfestival.com.au

15th September
Yarramalong Spring Time Festival
Jack Gear Reserve, Yarramalong Valley. 9.30am-4pm. $5 entry.  Wyong Town Centre Ph: 4351 1762.

15th September
4th Annual Red Carpet Day
9.30am-1.30pm – held at Ettalong Diggers Carpark and along Ettalong Beach Shopping strip (Ocean View Road & Side Streets). Studebaker & Holden Car Show, buskers along the street, business will offer special discounts, deals, freebies, DJ’s music from 60’s & 70’s and so more. Ph Kim Cole at Ettalong Diggers Visitor Centre 43430140

15th September
My Kids Market Central Coast
9am-12pm – Breakers Indoor Sports Stadium, 1 Duffy Rd, Terrigal. Largest market for families to buy, sell and recycled preloved and kids items.

21st September
St Phillip’s Christian College Gosford Spring Fair
9.30am-2.30pm – 20 Narara Creek Rd, Narara; A great fun filled day with amusement rides, market stalls, furry animals, entertainment, food and more!

19th – 22nd September
Witness the Age Of Aquarius come to life in this liberating rock musical. Recommended for ages 15+. Find all details at:

28th September
Half-Day Photography Seminar
Ken Duncan Gallery @11am. If you would like to learn how to take your photos from flat to fantastic then 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 4367 6701 to secure your place.

28th September
Book Launch of “Grace”
From local author Mei-Ling Venning
from 10am, to register contact

28th & 29th September
Gosford Open Gardens
10am-3pm – 10 inspirational gardens
in the Gosford area; For maps and further information visit

28th & 29th September
Plant Lovers Fair
8am-4pm Sat & 9am-3pm Sun at Kariong Mountain High School, Festival Drive, Kariong for tickets and more information visit www.plantloversfair.com.au. See page 63 for more details.

29th September
Central Coast Psychic & Alternative Fair
10am-5pm at Mingara Recreation Club, 12-14 Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi $8pp (children under 15 FREE) opportunity to learn about a range of alternative approaches. Tickets are at the door.

4th October
Aussie Night Markets
5pm-10pm – Entertainment grounds,
4 Racecourse Rd, Gosford – food vendors, kids rides, entertainment, music till late, dessert stations. Visit FACEBOOK/Gosford Aussie night markets

4th – 6th October
Coastal Twist LGBTIQA + Arts & Cultural Festival 2019
Celebrating over 3 days across the peninsula Hub of Umina Beach, Ettalong & Woy Woy. For more information and times visit www.coastaltwist.org.au

5th October
Oztoberfest Aussie Style
12pm-9pm at Gosford Showground, Showground Rd, Gosford – Beer, food, souvenirs, dancers, live German and Pub tunes, Games and more! $10pp. for more trybooking.com/book/event

5th October
Photography Explained Seminar
From 9am to 5pm. In just one day, Ken Duncan will teach you valuable photographic tips and techniques. This seminar ill cover everything from taking the photo to post production. You will be equipped with new skills and technique to take better photos right away. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Phone the Gallery on 4367 6701 to reserve your place.

5th October
Terrigal Beach Markets
9am-3pm, The Esplanade, Terrigal Beach

8th – 18th October
October School Holidays
10am-1pm, Waterfront/Memorial Park, The Entrance. Enjoy FREE activities and entertainment including Thomas and friends; Sodor surprise live stage show and craft activities for the kids. For details visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events

12th October
Digital Asset Management Seminars
10am and 1:30pm. If you would like to know how to protect your digital assets, then you need to attend one of these seminars. Ken Duncan will share with you an end-to-end solution for protecting your digital photos, video files and other data. Bookings are essential and places are limited, so please book early to avoid missing out. Call 02 4367 6701 to secure your place.

12th  & 13th October
Gems & Treasure show
9am -5pm   9am – 4pm  Mingara Event Centre Tumbi Umbi.  Adults $2 children under 18 free. The Central Coasts biggest Lapidary show of the year. Find raw & polished gems & minerals fossils beading jewellery  crystals, and displays of our work. Find us on Facebook

12th October
Obstacool Central Coast
9am-2pm at Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi Tickets $19 45min session. www.obstacool.com.au

20th October
Fair by the Sea
Our Lady Star of Sea Primary School 8am-2pm – 106 Serpentine Road, Terrigal; Carnival –style amusement rides, kids games, crafts, face painting and more! Find us on Facebook.

20th October
Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival
9am-4pm at Illoura Reserve, Mirreen Ave, Davistown. 20th Anniversary, come and see the Putt’s vie for glory across a number of judging categories, see and ride on the boats, market stalls and more. For updates and more information visit their FACEBOOK page.

25th -27th October
Proudly co-presented by Central Coast Council & Californian Cruisin Inc. Enjoy a tribute to American Classics, hot rods, rock ‘n’ roll, and rockabilly, over 3 days at The Entrance! www.chromefest.org and stay tuned on Facebook for updates.

28th – 29th October
Rolling on the Floor Laughing So Hard a Little Bit of Wee Comes Out. A bonkers comedy extravaganza of epic proportions, jam packed with magically stupid stuff. Any questions? “Will I roll on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out?” Yes, yes you will…


Central Coast Inner Wheel would like to welcome you to one of the four clubs located on the Coast – Wyong, Terrigal, Gosford North and the newly-formed Tuggerah Lakes.
You will make friends and enjoy many and varied social outings.  Club members meet together monthly, either during the day or evening.
Inner Wheel is a worldwide women’s friendship and service organisation working to aid the vulnerable and less fortunate in the community.  A variety of organisations and projects are supported locally, nationally and internationally.

For details contact Pat 0417 480 549 or Margaret 0407 008 555.

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. No meeting in December.
 Woodbury Park Community Centre

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

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 Fellowship of First Fleeters Central Coast Chapter meets at Point Clare Hall on the second Saturday of the month at 10 for 10.30. If you are interested in early Australian history or family history you are welcome to attend. You do not need to be related to a First Fleeter to attend. For further information please contract Jon on 43116254 or John on 43921926.


“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)

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 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. Ph Lynne 4333 8492 or Heather 4362 8405.

We meet on 3rd Friday of each month at 11am at Halekulani Bowling Club for lunch and a guest speaker, raffles and outings. New members made very welcome Enquiries 43965631

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. Contact Kathie on 43930647 / 0413424949.