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Nabiac Farmers Market, Nabiac Showground, Saturday February 24 from 8am. Tuncurry Market, John Wright Park, Saturday February 24 from 8am. Old Bar Markets, Old Bar Reserve, Sunday February 25 from 8am. Pacific Palms Market, Pacific Palms Community Centre, Sunday February 25 from 8am.
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Mountain Maid Heritage Gold Mine Tour
Every Wednesday and Saturday
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area is a precinct of natural beauty and colonial heritage near Gloucester. You can uncover its treasures on a guided tour. You'll be guided through Mountain Maid gold mining precinct hidden in the rainforest near the village of Copeland. Time 10am-12pm. Bookings essential, online only at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/mountain-maid-gold-mine-tour.
Located just off the Pacific Highway, 20 minutes north of Taree, Cattai Wetlands has been described as a 'hidden gem in our Valley'. Cattai is a beautiful coastal wetland that provides a sanctuary for over 180 different species of birds, kangaroos, wallabies and goannas. The wetlands are recognised as an international bird watching spot.
Open Mic afternoon
Everyone is invited to Burrell Creek Hall from 1.30pm to 5pm for a musical open mic afternoon. Bring your instrument or simply sing. Gold coin donation and BYO food and drinks. Call Jenny on 0411 539 309 for more information.
Gloucester Garden Club
Gloucester Garden Club will meet for the first time in 2024 at the Uniting Church Hall in Cowper Street, from 10 am. The topic for discussion, led by various experienced members of the club, will be "Taking the Mystery out of Home Composting and Mulching. Please bring your own plate and mug for morning tea, a plate of goodies to share if you are able, an entry for the flower and/or fruit and vegetable competitions, any items for the Trading Table or Show and Tell and questions for our gardening expert Mandy to answer.
Parkinson's Support Group
The Taree Parkinson's support group meet on the first Friday of the month at Taree Presbyterian Church hall, 76 Albert Street, Taree from 10am. We welcome all people with Parkinson's, their carer's, friends and supporters. The group meets for morning tea with a guest speaker and group discussion. For more information please contact Annette Cleveland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0427 437 459, Parkinson's NSW 1800 644 189 or Parkinson's nurse at John Hunter Hospital, Evelyn Collins phone 4985 5442.
Barrington Public School's Brickfest is on again on March 3. Even bigger than last year with over 30 exhibitors and 90 tables of LEGO with brand new exhibits. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Clean Up Australia Day Gloucester
Volunteers are invited to meet at Billabong Park from 10am to help tidy up Gloucester. Afterwards there will be a sausage sizzle provided by Gloucester Rotary and live music courtesy of Barrington local, Rattlesnake Willie.
International Women's Day morning tea
An invitation is extended to all interested persons to attend a morning team to celebrate International Women's Day hosted by Gloucester VIEW Club on Friday, March 8 at Gloucester Uniting Church Hall commencing at 10am. Cost $15pp (includes some delicious homemade goodies. Guest speaker Trudy Schultz, Upper Hunter Woman of the Year. The 2024 theme is "Count Her In". For catering purposes RSVP by March 5 to 0401 686 699 or email email@example.com.
Hannam Vale Autumn Market
Enjoy a scenic country drive for a fun family day at Hannam Vale Recreation Reserve browsing more than 60 market stalls selling quality goods including locally grown fresh produce, pork, chicken and beef, home decor, gifts, garden items, art, timber carvings, jewellery, clothing and much more. Classic cars will be on show and live entertainment with Ellis 'Leroy' Gerrard singing "a bit of country and a bit of rock and roll". Face painting for the kid. Enjoy a cuppa and tasty treats from the Bush Cafe and the barbecue will be cooking up a storm with bacon and egg rolls and sausage sandwiches.
Art in the Vale
March 22, 23 and 24
Art exhibition at Hannam Vale Hall, 1205 Hannam Vale Road from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Entry to exhibition by gold coin donation. Official opening on Friday, March 22, 6.30pm to 8.30pm with Packer's Prize awarded at 7.30pm. Cost for official opening $10pp, includes light refreshments. Viewer's Choice Award presented 4.30pm Sunday.