Friday, December 7
Bathurst Red Cross will meet at the Senior Citizens' Centre at 176 Russell Street at 10am. Call Vivien Cogswell, 6332 4229.
Booklink has been renamed and combined with the State Library of Queensland’s nationwide reading program, Summer Reading Club. Register with the Bathurst Library and collect log books to record your reading over the summer. An end of program party will be held on February 14. Join thousands of others around the country in online activities such as book reviews, author chats and story writing and even go in the draw to win an iPod! Any questions? Just ask: 6333 6281.
Saturday, December 8
Bathurst Showground Family Markets, featuring local seasonal fruit, vegetables and home-made products, will be held at the Bathurst Showground on Kendall Avenue.
Sunday, December 9
This year will be the 40th anniversary of Carols by Candlelight in Bathurst. Bring your blanket and chairs and pack your picnic. There will be local performers, a visit from Santa and singalong carols. It will begin at 7pm in Machattie Park.
Reduce your environmental footprint and support your community by shopping sustainably and ethically at this year’s Garage Sale at Mount Panorama from 9am to 1pm. There will be pre-loved homewares, fashion and furniture, books and children’s items. As well, the team from Bunnings Warehouse will be offering free face-painting. Visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.
Soar and Roar. Depart the National Motor Racing Museum by motorbike and travel to Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday, December 9 to enjoy car displays, food and wine and entertainment. For more information, visit www.soarandroar.com.au.
Author Peter FitzSimons will speak about his new book, Mutiny On The Bounty, at the Oxford Hotel on Tuesday, December 11 at 6pm. Tickets for the event can be purchased from BooksPlus for $8 and bookings are essential by phoning 6331 5994 or emailing admin@ booksplus.com.au
Raglan Community Music Group will present the Christmas Story and carols at St James’ Church in Christie Street, Raglan at 6.30pm on December 21. All welcome. Contact Vanessa Russell, 0432 371 042.