Bathurst Community Diary

GRACEFUL: Experience one of the world’s most-loved ballets live on stage when The
Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour brings Giselle to Bathurst.
GRACEFUL: Experience one of the world’s most-loved ballets live on stage when The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour brings Giselle to Bathurst.

Thursday, October 5

Ladies’ Probus Club will meet at the Majellan Club at 136 Keppel Street at 10am. Call Nola, 0428 637 947 or 6331 4719.

Central West Bushwalking Club will meet at the Bathurst Croquet Club in Durham Street at 7.30pm. Call 6331 7791.

Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association will meet at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre in William Street at 9.30am for a 10am start. Call Brian, 6331 9151.

School holiday activity: Cactus rock pots at Bathurst Library in Keppel Street from 10.30am-12.30pm for seven to 17 years. Free. For more information, call 6333 6281.

Mental Health Carers Group will meet at the Neighbourhood Centre at 96 Russell Street at 7pm. Call Christine, 6367 9292, or Clare, 6331 4826, or visit

Free legal advice clinic at the Neighbourhood Centre at 96 Russell Street. Call 6332 4866.

Food Bank at the Bathurst City Community Club at 29 William Street on Thursdays from 9am-noon. Pension or healthcare card holders. Vegetable, fruit and bread provided free. Call 6331 3187.

Friday, October 6

Bathurst Red Cross will meet at the Senior Citizens’ Centre at 176 Russell Street at 10am. Call Vivien Cogswell, 6332 4229.

RCG Race Ball will be held at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre at 105 William Street from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets: $95 per person. For information on tickets or the event, contact Debbie on 0407 489 634. 

Australian motorsport legend and multiple Bathurst 1000 winner Allan Moffat will be signing copies of his autobiography, Climbing The Mountain, at 12.30pm at BooksPlus in Howick Street. His book tells the tale of his epic rivalry with Peter Brock and nostalgia for the glory days of motorsport in Australia, when Mount Panorama was the true mecca for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Australians. Contact 6331 5994 or email

Bathurst Dinner and Social Group meets for weekly dinners and events. Call David, 0418 482 112, or Val, 0438 624 698.

AA Steps at the Neighbourhood Centre at 96 Russell Street at 7pm.

Bathurst Seymour Centre: never too old for friendship and fun. Day programs, support and respite for older people, people with a disability and their carers at 3/55 Seymour Street. The centre is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am-5pm. Call 6332 1449.

Central West Care Café will be open at Hope Bathurst at 200 Gilmour Street from 11am-1.30pm. Call 6332 2684.    

Bathurst Men’s Shed will be open at 140 Havannah Street from 9.30am-2.30pm. Call Ross McCourt, 6337 2536.

The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group will meet at 12.30pm. It is open to all survivors of any community. If you are interested, contact Pascale on 6342 1612. Members come from Canberra, Temora, Forbes, etc. Visit

Saturday, October 7

The annual Great Race Festival Saturday Street Fair will be held in Kings Parade from 10am-4pm. There will be something for everyone. Wander through the food and market stalls and enjoy great entertainment by local artists. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, including $2 rides.

The Bathurst Arts Trail offers free entry to artists’ studios on the first full weekend of each month. The next trail will be held from 10am-4pm this Saturday and Sunday. Check or Bathurst Visitor Information Centre for details.

Yoshinkan Taikido Japanese Tai Chi classes at 4 Suttor Street at 9am. Call 0437 905 060.

Ash’s Speedway Museum will be open at 2/10 Bradwardine Road from 10am-4pm. Call 0414 240 164.

Dog training: Greater Western All Breeds Obedience and Agility Club at Bathurst Showground, Kendall Avenue from 8.45-11am. Call 6332 4520 or visit

Denison Dog Obedience Club at Eglinton Showground from 8.30-10.30am. Call Wendy, 0403 216 779, or email

Sunday, October 8

Amputee Support Group will meet at 1pm. For details, call Henry on 0421 559 981.

Miss Traill’s House and Garden at 321 Russell Street will be open from noon-3.30pm. Tickets: adults $10, concession $8, children (five to 14 years) $6, family $26. Guided tours by appointment. Call 6332 4232. 

Bathurst Pan Dragons will be at Chifley Dam at 9.20am. Twelve years and over. Visit or call Vicki, 0487 685 087.

Central Tablelands Woodcraft Club will meet in the clubrooms in Dorman Place, Kelso from 8.30am-12.30pm. Call John McMahon, 0407 103 402, or George Ballard, 6334 2667, or email

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at the Neighbourhood Centre at 96 Russell Street from 10-11.30am.

Free social dancing, new vogue/old time, in the Bathurst RSL Club auditorium room at 7pm. Call 6337 1991.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery will be open at 70-78 Keppel Street from 11am-2pm. Call 6333 6555.

Bathurst Dance Group at the Bathurst RSL Club: practice from 6-7pm and social dancing from 7-10.30pm. Call Keith and Jenny Francis, 6331 6414.  

Monday, October 9

Bathurst Regional Cancer Support Group will meet at Daffodil Cottage at Bathurst Base Hospital in Howick Street at 10am. Call 6339 5347.

Macquarie Lions Club will meet at the Bathurst RSL at 6.30pm for 7pm. Email Judith Ryan,

Bathurst Table Tennis meets at Bathurst High School on Mondays at 7.30pm. Beginners and seasoned players welcome. Call Matthew Crane, 0439 623 403.

Bathurst RSL Club night indoor bowling will be held in the RSL Club auditorium at 7pm. Come along, make friends and enjoy. Call Valda, 6332 6455.

Sport and Recreation Council Bathurst will meet in the Panthers Leagues Club boardroom at 7.30pm. Call 6337 5791.

Quota will meet at the Bathurst RSL at 6.30pm. Call Sue, 0408 365 883.

Bathurst Camera Club will meet in the Macquarie Room at Panthers Leagues Club at 8pm. Call 6337 1261 or email

RSL Ladies will meet at the RSL Club from 6pm-7pm. Call Jenny Toohey, 6332 4530.

Stroke Support Group will meet in the Bathurst RSL Club heritage room at 11am. Call Fiona Ryan, 0417 451 997.

Tuesday, October 10

The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour is bringing Giselle to the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on October 10 and 11. For more information, visit

Breath Ezi will meet at the Senior Citizens' Centre at 176 Russell Street at 2pm. Call 6331 5331.

Can Assist will meet at Daffodil Cottage at 4.30pm. Call Nona Dart, 6331 5592.

Embroiderers’ Guild Bathurst Group will meet in the Bathurst Library in Keppel Street from 10am-1pm. Call Lorraine Fry, 6332 1699, or email

Bathurst Al-Anon Family Group meets in the Uniting Church Hall at 140a William Street every Tuesday at 5pm. For more information, call 0431 697 143 or 0451 749 805.

Bathurst Mah Jong Club plays on Tuesdays from 9.15am until 12.30pm at the Bathurst Bridge Club rooms in lower Mitre Street. The club looks forward to welcoming new players. If you are interested in learning and finding out more about this ancient Chinese tile game, please call Carol on 0423 685 293.

Wednesday, October 11

Neighbourhood Centre Knit-In at 96 Russell Street from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Macquarie Care Centre Auxiliary will meet in the Macquarie Care Centre Chapel at 2pm. 

Perthville Development Group Inc 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.

Beloved Monster Drama Company weekly workshops are held in the CWA Hall in Russell Street on Wednesdays. Years three to four from 4pm-5.30pm and years seven to nine from 5.30pm-7pm. Workshops: $20. Call Nel, 0402 178 310.

Bathurst Uniting Church Wednesday Walkers will meet at 7am. Call 6332 1197.

Sing Australia Bathurst meets on Wednesdays from 7.15pm to 9.30pm at the Senior Citizens’ Centre at 176 Russell Street. For more information, call Adell, 0400 352 633, or Inez, 0411 141 699.

Knit One, Chat One will meet at the Bathurst Library from 11am-2pm.

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