Daily diary for Bathurst and surrounds

TRIBUTE: The late Doug Rowe was a well-known Bathurst musician.
TRIBUTE: The late Doug Rowe was a well-known Bathurst musician.

Saturday, March 18

Collectors and Antique Arms Show will be held at the Bathurst Showground on Saturday and Sunday. It will be open on Saturday from 9am-4.30pm and on Sunday from 9am-3.30pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $18 for families (two adults and children under 16). There will be a wide variety of displays and collectables, antiques and modern firearms.

Bathurst Family History Group will meet in the Bathurst Library Meeting Room at 2pm for a general meeting, to be followed by guest speakers Dr Perry MacIntyre and Leonie Blair. They will be talking about the Irish Famine orphan girls who came to Bathurst from 1848-1850.

Harmony Day will be celebrated at a free event in the Bathurst Library and Art Gallery forecourt from 10am-noon. It will include performances from the Bathurst Drumming Group, the Sounds Live Choir, Isabella Jacobson, Liz Talbot and Emily Geerkins and Katelyn Witherspoon. There will be kids’ activities as well.

Tours of “Hereford” at Kelso will be available as part of the Autumn Colours program. The tours will be held at the Catholic Education Office, Gilmour Street, Kelso at 10am, noon and 2pm. Tickets are $5 from the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and there will be some tickets available at “Hereford” on the day.

Sunday, March 19

History Mystery Tour from 1pm-4pm. Meet at Bathurst Courthouse. Bookings essential. Call Bathurst Visitor Information Centre on 6332 1444.

The Scots School Highland Gathering will be held from 10am-4pm. Call 6331 2766.

Saint Joan, captured by National Theatre Live, will be shown at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre at 2pm. Bookings: 6333 6161.

Thursday, March 23

A tribute night for Doug Rowe will be held from 6pm at the Bathurst City Community Club. The family-friendly event, a charity fundraiser for Carenne School, will include guest performances from Pig Iron Bob, Emotional Park Vandals and Rob Breese.

Advanced notice

A tribute night will be held on Friday, March 31 at the Kelso Hotel as a fundraiser for local boy Liam, who has been diagnosed with Joubert Syndrome.