What’s On

Pictured: Ice skating in Kibble Park, Gosford

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

3rd July
BWN July Luncheon
Refer to page 44-45 for more details. www.cbwn.org.au

5th July
Aussie Night Markets
5pm-10pm – Entertainment grounds, Showground Rd, Gosford – food vendors, kids rides, entertainment, music till late, dessert stations and more. For updates or more information visit Facebook/Gosford Aussie night markets

6th July
Naidoc Nylon
Hosted by Naughty Noodle Fun Haus
Laycock Street Community Theatre, 5 Laycock Street, Gosford for more tickets and more information

6th July
Central Coast Flea Market
2pm-7pm at the Gosford Showgrounds, Showground Rd, Gosford. Everything from new, old, recycle, up-cycled, hard to find and more!

6th July
Cowra on the Coast – Food & Wine Festival
11am-5pm, wine tasting glasses with 5 tokens can be purchased for $15 at Florida Beach Bar, Terrigal Pacific Crowne Plaza, 1 Kurraywba Rd, Terrigal. www.terrigalpacific.crowneplaza.com

6th – 20th July 2019
Winter in the Park
Get your skates on and head to Kibble Park, Gosford. Central Coast Council has transformed Kibble Park into a Winter Wonderland. For programs and more information www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events

6th – 28th July
Coastal Art Exhibition
10am-4pm (on the weekend only) at 24 Bay Street, Patonga NSW (opposite The Bakehouse Gallery)

7th July
Whale Dreamers Festival
10am-2pm Norah Head Lighthouse, Bush Street, Norah Head. For more info visit http://whaledreamers.org.au/

7th July
Central Coast Psychic & Alternative Fair
Mingara Club, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi 10am-5pm Entry: Adults $8 (kids under 13 free) over 100 attractions including readers, stalls and more for more information contact Reception at Mingara Club 4349 7799

8th -19th July
FREE Holiday Fun at The Entrance
Weekdays during the July School Holidays Monday 8 July till Friday 19 July – bring the kids down to The Entrance for a range of fun free activities. Centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events.

9th July
Naidoc Community Day
Nunyara Aboriginal Health, Central Coast Local Health District is hosting the popular annual NAIDOC Community Day for Central Coast Community. For more information 4320 2698

11th July
Arthur Beetson Family Fun Day
The Glen Rehab, 50 Church St, Chittaway Point. 10am-3pm. The Day is broken into 2 parts footy clinic (must register) 10am-12pm & Lunch and activities 12pm-3pm FREE. For updates and more information visit FACEBOOK/the glen rehab

11th July
The Art House Presents ROBOT SONG
10am & 1pm. Adult $20.00, Child $15.00, Family $62. When the arm of a giant robot appears on Juniper’s doorstep, her eleven-year-old world is turned upside down. Incorporating live animation, video and performance, Robot Song follows the journey of a young girl on the autism spectrum relating to the world. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

13th & 14th July
Winter Blues & Jazz Festival
Blues and Jazz on the Waterfront Plaza, & Memorial Park The Entrance. 10am-4.30pm FREE event hosted by Central Coast Council www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events

16th July
Naidoc & Kikupa Cup
8.30am-12.30pm at The Glen Rehab 50 Church Rd, Chittaway Point for more information contact The Glen Rehab.

19th – 21st July
Purchase art direct from Central Coast Artists & view their latest works in person at The Bays Community Hall, 19 Woy Woy Bay Rd, Woy Woy Bay from 10am- 4pm on Sat & Sun.
Entry via gold coin donation & light refreshments can be purchased.
There is an Opening night function including drinks and canapes on Friday July 19 from 7.30pm.
Tickets are $35 and must be pre-purchased.
Enquiries: Cathy on 0409 302 102 or www.thebayscommunity.org

20th & 21st July
Terrigal Antique and Vintage Fair
Corner Willoughby Rd, & Terrigal Drive, Terrigal. 8am-4pm. For updates visit FACEBOOK/Terrigal Antique Vintage Fair

20th & 21st July
The Bays Art Show
10am-4pm at 19 Woy Woy Rd, Woy Woy – entry: gold coin donation. See page 38 for more details

25th July @ 6pm|27th July @ 10am
The Art House Presents ROALD DAHL’S THE TWITS
Adult $25.00, Child $20.00, Family $75. Join us for this new adaption of Roald Dahl’s The Twits in it’s purest form – unsentimental, grotesque and a lot of fun. A comedy of rebellion and justice, this high energy combination of storytelling, puppetry and physical theatre will delight the young and the young at heart!

4th August
Food and Wine Festival
11am-5pm – Mt Penang Gardens & Event Park, Central Coast Highway Kariong FREE entry, FREE parking, live music on 2 stages, wine & beer market stalls, yummy food and desserts. Check it out on Facebook.

6th August – 8pm | 7th August – 2pm
The Art House Presents DIPLOMACY
An unmissable production starring theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden. See page 13 for more details. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

7th August
CBWN August Breakfast
Refer to page 44-45 for more details. www.cbwn.org.au

10th August
Half-Day Photography Seminar
11am at Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights.
Whatever your current level of expertise, and regardless of your age, this half-day workshop will help you take your photography to a whole new level. The workshop consists of a two-hour session in Ken Duncan’s state-of-the-art theatre where a member of Ken’s team will present “Creating the Third Dimension” and explain how you can get the same marvellous depth in your photos as Ken does. Please call the Gallery on 4367 6701 to secure your place.

10th August
Recycled & Re-Loved
Ettalong Kid Markets 9am-12pm at The Galleria, Ettalong Beach FREE
189 Ocean View Dr, Ettalong Beach.

11th August
Central Coast Country Music Festival
10am-4pm Memorial Park, The Entrance. For updates and more information visit Central Coast Country Music Facebook and Centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events

13th August @ 8pm
Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists. For this performance, Slava and Leonard are honouring those Past, Present and Future who have provided the fuel for their fire.

15th – 16th August
The Art House Presents HITLER’S DAUGHTER
Adult $25.00, Child $20.00, Family $75. Based on the book by Jackie French, the multi award-winning production told through the eyes of four Australian children returns to the stage due to popular demand. This poignant, powerful and thought-provoking adaptation will resonate for years to come. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

17th August @ 11am | 18th August @ 1.30pm
Photographic techniques and stories from Glenn McKimmin
15 years developing his craft… Hear stories and photographic techniques directly from Glenn and discover what it takes to master shadow and light. Limited spaces available and bookings are essential. Please call Ken Duncan Gallery on 4367 6701 or go to www.kenduncan.com/whats-on to secure your place.

17th & 18th August
Central Coast Crystal Festival
At Gosford Showground, Showground Rd, Gosford Sat 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm for updates and more information visit Facebook/Centralcoastcrystalfestival

17th August @ 1.30pm | 18th August @ 11am
How to run a successful exhibition
Image selection, marketing, product selection, social media, location, branding, opening night… learn how to plan, develop and execute a successful exhibition. Limited spaces available and bookings are essential. Please call Ken Duncan Gallery on 4367 6701 or go to www.kenduncan.com/whats-on to secure your place.

17th to 25th August
Shadow & Light – A Brand-New Exhibition
Ken Duncan Gallery is hosting a new exhibition of magnificent photos by Central Coast landscape photographer, Glenn McKimmin. Shadow & Light is an exhibition 15 years in the making, which will showcase stunning images from Australia and around the world.
You can meet Glenn each weekend from 10am to 4pm.

20 August
The Art House Presents
My Urrwai by Ghenoa Gela
11am & 8pm. Ghenoa Gela – little sister, daughter, granddaughter, comic, teacher, fighter, gold medallist, air guitarist, charmer, TV star, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement – has made a show. Laughter and deep reflection go hand in hand in this unique and intimate story told through movement and words.
“Storytelling of immense meaning and purpose; engaging, entertaining and enlightening” – Sydney Arts Guide. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

23rd August
Central Coast Ukulele & Folk Festival
At Diggers RSL Club, 315 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty FREE. Come and learn the ukulele or join in and have some fun. phone the club for more details 4332 3399.

24th August
Camel Racing
Hosted by Camel Racing Down under. Gosford Showground, Showground Rd, Gosford. Lots of things to do and see; crab racing, camel rides, pony rides, amusement rides, markets and much more!
For more details go to Facebook/camel racing down under.


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. Next meeting July 27, and August 24, 2019. 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.