Tuesday, August 15
Macquarie Male Singers meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm at the Assumption School Hall in Mitre Street. It is an all-male choir with a singing strength of 30 members of all ages. For more information, contact John Kendall, 0427 410 625.
Bathurst District Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at Daffodil Cottage at Bathurst Base Hospital in Howick Street at 4pm for afternoon tea and 5pm for a speaker. Call Tony, 6331 7267, or Dianne, 6331 9169.
Bathurst Handweavers and Spinners Guild will meet in the Bathurst Girl Guide Hall on the corner of Charlotte and lower William streets at 10am. Call Marcia, 6331 8596.
Bathurst Seymour Centre Carers Support Group meets on the third Tuesday at 3/55 Seymour Street. Call 6332 1449.
Wednesday, August 16
Neighbourhood Centre Knit-In will be held at 96 Russell Street from 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Macquarie Care Centre Auxiliary will meet in the Macquarie Care Centre Chapel at 2pm. These meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Beverley Stuart, 6331 5254, or Sandra Larnach, 6337 3848.
Perthville Development Group will meet in the Perthville Community Hall at 7.30pm. Call Tom, 6337 2906.
Bathurst Base Hospital Auxiliary will meet in the Heritage Building at Bathurst Base Hospital at 2pm. Call 6332 9652 for more information.
Friday, August 18
The Theo Barker Memorial Lecture will start at 6pm at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. Rachael Coopes will speak on the topic “The ghosts of the past are very present in Bathurst”. With a deep passion for research-heavy projects, a desire to create theatre for young people, and a fascination with how Australia's past informs its present, Ms Coopes will delve into the complex process of merging history with imagination. She will discuss the challenges and joys of using “true” (as true as they ever are) historical stories to inspire writing for theatre - after all, history is just “his” story. And how to discover that tiny piece of gold in mountains of research that allows a story to develop that entertains, engages and starts a dialogue with young people.