What’s On March/April 2020

Pictured: Aurora by Circus OZ, 4th – 5th April at The Art House Wyong

6th March
International Women’s Day Breakfast
Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort Wyong. Tickets $50.00 each 7am – 9am Bookings essential.www.visitcentralcoast.com.au/events/international-womens-day-breakfast-2020


6th March
Cinema Under The Stars Toy Story 4
Central Coast Stadium Gosford Family Friendly Free Event. 5.30pm – 9pm
www.centralcoaststadium.com.au/cinema19


7th March
Central Coast Festival of Women International Women’s Day Expo
Westfield Tuggerah Shopping Centre Free 9am – 3pm. www.facebook.com/events/2575383225843112/


8th March
Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ Family Fun Day
Children under 12yrs free.
We are encouraging all Central Coast families to come along to our Family Fun Day! Prices are very family friendly – ONLY $20 when you buy online, or $25 at the Gate. https://girrakoolblues.com.au/family-fun-day/


8th March
Melanoma March
Family friendly event Memorial Park The Entrance. Registration from 7.30am. Commences 9am Tickets from $20.00. https://centralcoast.melanomamarch.org.au/


18th March
Central Coast Women In Business Luncheon
Pullman Magenta Shores Tickets $53.50. 12pm – 2pm. Bookings essential info@cbwn.org.au. https://www.cbwn.org.au


21st March
Twilight Art Exhibition
This fabulous exhibition will run for 2 months, highlighting our local artists and showcasing traditional and abstract paintings as well as sculpture.Official Opening Saturday 21st March, 5 – 7pm. You are warmly invited to join us for drinks and finger food at this special event.Gold coin entry for lucky door ticket. Toukley & Districts Art Society, Wallarah Peace Park, Wallarah Rd, Gorokan (located near Toukley bridge). Ph: 02 43924666. www.toukleyartgallery.com.au


21st March
Flavours By The Sea –Harmony Day
Live multicultural event. Celebrating the region’s diversity with a taste of the world’s best food, music and art. Taste your way around – Enjoy the spices, tastes, sights and sounds of the world as the sunsets over Memorial Park, The Entrance. https://www.visitcentralcoast.com.au/events/flavours-by-the-sea


22nd March
Central Coast Wedding Fair
The Entertainment Grounds, 4 Racecourse Rd West Gosford. Free event. Special promotions & giveaways. www.visitcentralcoast.com.au/events/central-coast-wedding-fair-the-entertainment-grounds


26th – 28th March
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
The Art House presents the latest smash hit musical to come to the Central Coast! Based on the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this anarchic, hilarious and immersive musical follows the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Monty Python’s SPAMALOT was a smash hit in both New York and London and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. This production was a sell-out phenomenon at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney in 2019, so don’t miss out! Plus an opportunity to sit on stage and be part of the action! A MUST for Monty Python fans! See website for times and ticket info. www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/monty-pythons-spamalot


31st March – 1st April
GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
The Art House presents an intimate glimpse into the world of health professionals. Grace Under Pressure is based on hours of in-depth interviews with doctors and nurses, delivering a surprising, intimate, and deeply moving theatre experience that reveals their hidden stories in their own words. Have you ever wondered how doctors and nurses cope with the pressure? Playwright David Williams asks the questions we’re all thinking in this latest docu-theatre production. See website for times and ticket info. www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/grace-under-pressure


1st April
Central Coast Women In Business Luncheon
Diggers The Entrance Tickets $53.50
12.00pm – 2.00pm Bookings essential info@cbwn.org.au. www.cbwn.org.au


4th – 5th April
AURORA BY CIRCUS OZ
The Art House presents a wintry wonderland where polar bears and penguins perform jaw-dropping acrobatics, trapeze, foot-juggling, head balances, and hilarious physical comedy. Stunning visual artistry, spectacular circus feats, and a story of hope for humanity make this fun for the whole family. See website for times and ticket info. www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/aurora-by-circus-oz


5th April
Live Well Festival
Gosford Waterfront & Central Coast Stadium Family Friendly Free Event
10am – 3pm. www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/council/live-well-festival


8th April
James Bond Movie Night Fundraiser
Supporting Because We Care Boutique Central Coast.
Event Cinemas Tuggerah 5.45pm – 9.00pm Tickets $25 each bwcbcc@wnci.com.au
https://www.stickytickets.com.au/csd3f/james_bondboutiquemovie_night_fundraiser.aspx


8th – 22nd April
EASTER SHOWCASE EXHIBITION
Community Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford. Central Coast Watercolour Society Inc. is celebrating the artistic talents of members of the Central Coast Watercolour Society. Official Opening: Thurs 9th April 6pm to 8pm with light refreshments. All welcome. Open Daily 10am to 4pm (closed Good Friday 10th April)
Try Your Hand at watercolours. Join our free sessions using artist quality materials and helpful assistance on Sat 11th April and Sun 12th April from 1 pm to 4 pm in Studio 2. No booking required however children must be accompanied by an adult. For further details contact Marlene 0409 666 709
Web site http://centralcoastwatercolour.com.au
Facebook site: Central Coast Watercolour Society
Our local featured artist is Carol Edwards with her beautiful paintings of the natural world. Her painting “Sandhill Crane” is the Raffle Prize for the exhibition.


11th April and 13th April (Easter Saturday and Easter Monday)
Ken Duncan’s Easter Special
Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights.
See Ken’s photos from the Holy Land where the Easter story actually took place and hear him share the stories behind his inspiring images. Seats are limited and bookings are essential. Call 4367 6701 to secure your place.


11th April
Three Legends In Concert
Presenting Normie Rowe, Dinah Lee & Jade Hurley. Tickets from $40.00 Laycock St Theatre North Gosford. Show 8pm. Bookings Essential


18th April to 10th May
New Exhibition: Fleeting Perspectives – Ocean Art by Ray Collins
Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights
Ray Collins will exhibit a spectacular collection of images at the Ken Duncan Gallery. This exhibition is a must see and entry is free. For more information about the exhibition call 4367 6701.


18th & 19th April
Terrigal Antique & Vintage Fair
Scout Hall cnr Willoughby Rd & Terrigal Drive, Terrigal. 8am – 4pm. Visit our Facebook Page for further information.


18th & 19th April and  9th & 10th May
‘Found at Sea’ by Ray Collins
Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights
During Ray Collin’s exhibition at the Ken Duncan Gallery, Ray will present some inspiring talks called Found at Sea. Ray’s story is captivating – and he tells it with openness and sincerity. Through injury, failure, self-reflection and success, Ray’s fundamental life lessons have all been Found at Sea. Bookings are essential and places are limited. Call 4367 6701 to secure your place.


21st – 22nd April
BACKBONE
The Art House present a visual extravaganza of sheer strength. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus, free of trickery and distraction, this performance is as athletic as it is thought-provoking. Backbone celebrates human connection through sensational acrobatics while exploring the story of what it means to be strong. See website for times and ticket info. www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/backbone


25th April
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
The Entrance Long Jetty RSL Sub Branch Dawn Service will take place from 5:30am at The Entrance Cenotaph. Memorial Park The Entrance.


30th April – 2nd May
HENRY V
The Art House presents a ridiculous interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most epic history plays. 4 actors take to the stage, and in the space of 90 minutes present a tale consisting of 19 characters, 5 nations, and 2 epic battles. This is a fast paced, engaging, and witty retelling of the battle at Agincourt. See website for times and ticket info. www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/henry-v


11th – 24th April
Autumn School Holiday Program
For The Entrance, Toukley, Wyong & Gosford. Some activities will need to be pre booked so check the CC Council website for all details: Centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/schoolholidays.
Activities include Roving Easter Bunny, Kite Making Workshops, Pot Plant Workshop, Hover S.A.F.E Archery, Build a solar powered toy car workshop, Face Painting, Paint an Umbrella Workshop, Ben and Holly Stage Show, Angry birds stage show, Inflatable obstacle course, Road Star Party Star 104.5, Mad Hatters Tea Party, Youth Performances and free activities, and Mini Golf.

 


WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL?
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.

MAKE FRIENDS – MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
For details contact Pat 0417 480 549 or Margaret 0407 008 555.


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. 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


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 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.


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
working for the Smith Family, holds its monthly dinner meeting in the Function Room at the Grange Hotel, Renwick Street, Wyoming on the 4th Tuesday of the month – 6.30pm for 7pm.  New members and visitors are most welcome.  Contact Valda on 4325 1688 or Lynne 4332 9354.

THE BATEAU BAY VIEW CLUB
working for the Smith Family, holds 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. Ph Lynne 4333 8492 or Heather 4362 8405.

HALEKULANI VIEW CLUB
working for the Smith Family, holds its lunch meeting on 3rd Friday of each month at 11am at Halekulani Bowling Club. Enquiries 43965631

TOUKLEY VIEW CLUB
working for the Smith Family, holds its lunch meeting 2nd Friday of month at Club Toukley RSL at 10.30am. Contact Kathie on 43930647 / 0413424949.

KINCUMBER VIEW CLUB
working for the Smith Family, holds its lunch meeting at the RSL Club Murna Road, Davistown on the Fourth Tuuesday of every month from 11am. Please call Jan Wade on 43 824 139.