JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN
9 – 20 July
Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance. 10am-1pm. Cost: FREE. Lots of FREE kids fun with interactive activities ranging from dinosaur workshops, circus skills, and monster bubbles and so much more! Also Dirt Girl will be performing at Memorial Park. More info www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/my-community/events/holiday-fun-at-the-entrance
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Display by Gracie Barra, 2/22-32 Pacific Hwy Wyong. 2.30-4pm. Demonstration of BrazilianJiu-Jitsu, play Nerf games/ skirmish, make catapults, shoot floating targets and get a temporary tattoo.
Wyong Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr. Alison Rd and Rankens Court, Wyong. 10-11.30am. Jack Frost Magic show, musical games, biscuit decorating and face painting
Fire and Rescue Station, 5 Hely St Wyong. 10-12pm. Climb over the fire trucks and sound the sirens, rescue demonstrations, kitchen fire simulator, hose targets and a free sausage sizzle.
The Art House, 19-21 Margaret St Wyong. Experience the latest family-friendly production from Circa, featuring a fusion of circus, movement and music. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton. 10am or 2pm, tickets under $25.
During July & August – 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.
WHALE DREAMERS FESTIVAL
Norah Head Lighthouse. 10am-3pm. Cost: FREE. Walk or take a shuttle bus up the hill to the festivities. Parade theme is EN-POWER so come as a Super Hero – protector of your favourite plant, animal, insect etc. This parade is for young and old, don’t be shy dress up and join us for all the fun! Food stalls available or bring a picnic. Visit the Sea Shepherd stall to raise money for the great efforts they do. Visit http://whaledreamers.org.au for more info.
11 – 14 July
Make a date this July to experience a brand new re-imagining of the journey down the yellow brick road in The Wiz. Inspired by the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the story tells of a young girl named Dorothy who wants to escape her humdrum life in Kansas. Laycock Street Community Theatre, 5 Laycock St, North Gosford. For all details including session times phone: 4323 3233. www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres
11 – 18 July
WINTER IN THE PARK
Kibble Park, Gosford. 10am-7pm. Celebrate winter on the Coast, Snowman making, outdoor ice skating, kids activities…bookings essential, avoid disappointment. This event attracts around 5,000 people over 8 days. There will be a wide variety of winter fun, including an ice skating rink, food stalls, snow play, kids activities, performances, and face painting. Entry to the festival is free and there will be a range of free activities (including snow play), plus there’ll be the option to purchase food and tickets for activities such as ice skating. Visit www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events
THE SYDNEY ORCHESTRA PLAYS MOZART
The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. 7.30pm. Cost: $25-$55. Details: for bookings and times visit
MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY
10am-2pm. There will be food and rides, plus free games and activities so put on your hat and join the fun. Visit www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events
14 – 15 July
TERRIGAL VINTAGE & ANTIQUE FAIR
Terrigal Scout Hall, Cnr Willoughby Rd, & Terrigal Drive, Terrigal. 10am-4m. A Boutique Vintage Fair held in the quaint & rustic Terrigal Scouts Hall & Surrounding Grounds. A fabulous variety of stalls selling authentic Vintage Wares with Everything for the Vintage Lover! Cost: Gold coin donation for entry. Details: for more information contact 0410 122 650.
WINTER BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Memorial Park, The Entrance. 10am-4pm. Cost: Free. Central Coast Council are proud to present The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz festival 2018 in Memorial Park at The Entrance. Get up, close and personal with each of these artists for a truly fantastic Winter Blues & Jazz Festival. Food stalls, wine tasting plenty of room to relax within a chilled atmosphere in Memorial Park. Details: www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/my-community/events/winter-blues-and-jazz-festival
CENTRAL COAST PSYCHIC & ALTERNATIVE FAIR
Mingara Recreation Club, 12-14 Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi. 10am 5pm. Cost: $8 entry adults, kids under 13 FREE pay at the door. A great way to find that alternative approach to physical, mental and spiritual well-being with a full day of self-discovery. Details: www.mingara.com.au/event/psychic-alternative-fair/
19 – 21 July
CENTRAL COAST GANG SHOW
‘Be Prepared’ to be entertained by the Scouts and Guides, as this July School Holidays they once again present Central Coast Gang Show. A theatrical performance with an entire cast and crew of volunteer youth and adult members of the Scouting and Guiding movements. This show is two hours of live musical theatre for the whole family. It’s packed with loads of fun, fantastic sets and costumes and some wonderfully catchy songs and dances.
Laycock Street Community Theatre, 5 Laycock St, North Gosford.
For all details including session times phone: 4323 3233. www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres
ANDRE RIEU “TRIBUTE TO LOVE
Avoca Beach Theatre, 69 Avoca Beach Drive, Avoca Beach. 2pm-4pm. Cost: $40. Details: http://avocatheatre.com.au/andre-rieu-2018
28 – 29 July
GLENWORTH VALLEY HORSES BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL
Glenworth Valley outdoor Adventure Park, Cooks Road, Glenworth Valley. 10am-3pm. For more information: www.glenworth.com.au
27 July – 11 August
MY FAIR LADY
Gosford Musical Society once again brings its unique brand of sparkling musical theatre to the Laycock Street Community Theatre with My Fair Lady. Based on the time honoured story Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, this classic musical tells the tale of Eliza Doolittle and her inspiring transformation from flowergirl to a blooming woman. Laycock Street Community Theatre, 5 Laycock St, North Gosford. For all details including session times phone: 4323 3233. www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres
3 – 31 August
The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. From 10am. The Tuggerah Lakes Art Society has organised “Carnevale 2018” – A Celebration of Art Exhibition. A chance for you and your family (adults and kids alike) to bring out your creative side! Whether it be in the Mask Project, the Creative Art section or even selling your hand made crafts and wares at our Artisan’s Market.There are some fantastic prizes to be won and a whole lot of fun to be had! For more info visit: www.carnevale.org.au or contact Troy Flight 0425 205 049.
TIJUANA CARTEL AT THE RHYTHM HUT
Tijuana Cartel are set to bless The Rhythm Hut once more this coming August with supporting act Majun Bu alongside them. The Gig is will be part of one of their most comprehensive tours to date. Featuring Paul George’s ‘soul- stirring’ guitar work, Sophia is the band’s latest single released from their EP titled ‘Ishtar’s Descent’ and lends itself to the tour name. The doors will open at 7pm and tickets are on sale now at Oztix for just $20.
5pm-10pm. The Entertainment Grounds, Racecourse Road, Gosford
ARTISANS MARKETS (CARNAVALE)
10am-3pm. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. For stall holders or more information contact Troy Flight 0425 205 049
MELODIES FROM THE MUSICALS WITH TEMPO TERRIFIC BAND
11am. Laycock welcomes the Tempo Terrific Band to the stage to take part in celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Tempo Terrific brings the true meaning of ‘Community Spirit’ to the stage! Street Community Theatre, 5 Laycock St, North Gosford. For all details phone: 4323 3233. www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres
STEVE SMILLIE & FRIENDS
7.30pm. Robert Knox Hall, Central Coast Conservatorium, 45 Mann St, Gosford. After sellout concerts the ensemble returns with Steve Smillie on electric, acoustic and steel guitars, Danni Kelleher vocals, Kath Morrison on trumpet, Natalie Morrison on double bass, John Morrison drums, and Bill Risby on piano. For all details centralcoastconservatorium.com.au
CENTRAL COAST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
10am-4pm. Memorial Park, The Entrance. Details: https://www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/my-community/events/country-music-festival
6pm. Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest 60’s British Invasion bands, are bringing their ‘6 O’Clock Hop’ tour to Australia in August/September 2018 where every show starts at 6pm sharp. Laycock Street Community Theatre, 5 Laycock St, North Gosford. For all details phone: 4323 3233. www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres
18 – 19 August
CENTRAL COAST CRYSTAL FESTIVAL
Gosford Showground, Showground Rd, Gosford. Sat 9am-5pm and Sun 9am-4pm. Meet some of Australia’s top traders of crystals, gemstones, silver jewellery, minerals and fossils! Family friendly all weather event! With Crystal Exhibition & Sale, Jewellery, Gems, Findings, Minerals, Silver Rings, Beads, Fossils, Rocks and Crystals, Australian Geology and lots more!
18 – 26 August
Come lose yourself in the glorious music of Puccini’s masterpiece of comedy and tragedy, of love and loss, of hope and hopelessness, laughter and tears, and above all, the triumph of the human spirit. Laycock Street Community Theatre, 5 Laycock St, North Gosford. For all details including session times phone: 4323 3233.
23 – 25 August & 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 30th year in London’s West End – more than 7 million people having seen the play. Laycock Street Community Theatre, 5 Laycock St, North Gosford. For all details phone: 4323 3233.
Also showing at The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong on Saturday 1 Sept, 2pm & 7.30pm. For bookings: www.thearthousewyong.com.au
23 – 26 August
CENTRAL COAST UKULELE AND FOLK FESTIVAL
The Diggers at The Entrance, 315 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance. Starts 5pm Thursday and ends 5pm Sunday. With 3 stages, workshops and fegreat artists like The Nukes, Shawn O’Friel, Johnny Devilseed with Old Man Rubes and more. www.centralcoastukuleleclub.com or call 0412 837 008
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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