Bathurst Community Diary

On Saturday: Bridge Club. Lot 1 Mitre Street at 1.15pm. Call 6331 8477.

On Saturday: Bridge Club. Lot 1 Mitre Street at 1.15pm. Call 6331 8477.

Friday, December 8

Multicultural Women’s Group will meet at the Neighbourhood Centre at 96 Russell Street 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. On Friday at 5pm, Gary Hillberg will be discussing 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. This 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.

Saturday, December 9

Chifley Home and Education Centre at 10 Busby Street will offer guided tours at 10am or noon. Groups by appointment. Call 6332 1444 or 1800 681 000 or visit

Stringybark Craft, Newbridge, next to the hotel, will be open in the afternoon. Call 6368 1058 or 6368 1080.

Bridge Club will meet at Lot 1, Mitre Street at 1.15pm. Call 6331 8477.

Bathurst District Historical Museum will be open in the east wing of the courthouse in Russell Street from 10am-4pm. Call 6330 8455.

Weight Watchers will meet in the All Saints’ Cathedral Church Hall in Church Street at 8.30am. Call 131 997.

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. 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 better be on your best behaviour. This year you won't miss a moment of the concert, with big screens in place to allow you to really be a part of this special night. The celebrations will begin at 7pm.

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