Bathurst Community Diary

SPECIAL TIME: Come and join in the Christmas celebrations as Bathurst's largest and longest-running community Christmas event takes place in Machattie Park on Sunday.

SPECIAL TIME: Come and join in the Christmas celebrations as Bathurst's largest and longest-running community Christmas event takes place in Machattie Park on Sunday.

Thursday, December 7

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 www.bmhc.org.au

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

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

Slimliners will meet at the Neighbourhood Centre at 9am. Call 6332 4866.

Bathurst Dance Group will be in the Bathurst RSL Club auditorium from 6-7pm for practice and from 7-10.30pm. Call Keith and Jenny Francis, 6331 6414.

Friday, December 8

Multicultural Women’s Group will meet at the Neighbourhood Centre at noon. Call Isabel, 6332 3019, or Hai-Choo, 6332 4669.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery will officially open three exhibitions: Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015 Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg; James Capper: Mark Maker and [un]packed: from the permanent collection. Formalities will start at 6pm at BRAG.

There are some public programs happening as well at the gallery. On Friday at 5pm, Gary Hillberg will be discussing the themes within the Montages: The Full Cut exhibition and his long-time collaboration with Tracey Moffatt, to be followed by a Q and A with the audience. On Saturday, December 9 at 11am, join artist James Capper for a demonstration of his machines followed by a conversation with James and curator Edward Campbell.

Sunday, December 10

Come and join in the Christmas celebrations as Bathurst's largest and longest-running community Christmas event takes place in Machattie Park from 7pm. Pack a picnic dinner to share with family and friends as you listen to the sounds of Christmas as played by the Bathurst City and RSL Concert Band and special guests. Santa has promised to make an appearance, so you better be on your best behaviour. This year you won't miss a moment of the concert as big screens will be in place.

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