Bathurst community diary

Saturday, September 24

Bathurst Artisan Market returns with an amazing new mix of quality crafts, food and music. There are 15 new stalls this season (from hand-made shaving cream to recycled silver) plus some old favourites. Catch Madi Hodder's debut performance from 9.30 and the sweet sounds of Phil Blatch from 10.30.

Open garden weekend at “Bondura”, 250 Bridle Track Road, Duramana, September 24 and 25 from 10am to 4pm. Marcia Bonham, in conjunction with the Australian Plants Society Central West Group, will open her beautiful garden. Children are welcome.

The lovingly restored heritage wattle and daub Gresser Cottage will be open for viewing too. There will be raffles, tea, coffee and home-made treats. The garden is only 20 minutes from Bathurst. Cost: $5 per head, with proceeds going to assist Hayley Porter in her recovery. Phone Marcia,  6337 1117, for more information.

The annual Sprung Festival will be held until October 1 on the CSU campus. Tickets and program at www.sprungfestival.com

Competition

Neighbour Day is inviting children and adults in communities around Australia to draw a picture showing what is special about their neighbours or what makes their neighbourhoods a great place to live in the My Neighbours, My Neighbourhood drawing competition. Category 1 is under 15 years old and Category 2 is 15 years and over. Prizes: first $250, second prize $150, third prize $100. Entries close 5pm, October 16. One entry per person. Entrants must email a scanned copy of drawings and entry form to info@neighbourday.org.  All entries must be A4 size.

Advanced

The AGM for Miss Traill’s House and Garden’s Management Committee will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 5pm in the garden at 321 Russell Street, Bathurst. Refreshments will be served. Call 6332 4232 or visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/MissTraillsHouse

Can Assist will hold its Christmas Luncheon on November 10 at the RSL in Bathurst from noon for 12.30pm and the cost will be $35 per person for a two course meal with tea and coffee provided. Please call Barbara on 6332 1036 for bookings.

SOMETHING SPECIAL: Can Assist will hold its Christmas Luncheon on November 10 at the RSL in Bathurst from noon for 12.30pm and the cost will be $35 per person for a two course meal with tea and coffee provided. Please call Barbara on 6332 1036 for bookings.

SOMETHING SPECIAL: Can Assist will hold its Christmas Luncheon on November 10 at the RSL in Bathurst from noon for 12.30pm and the cost will be $35 per person for a two course meal with tea and coffee provided. Please call Barbara on 6332 1036 for bookings.

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