Thursday, April 4
Abercrombie House behind-the-scenes night tours will be held on April 4, 6, 11, 19, 22 and 26 from 6.30pm. Tickets: $25. Book: www.bathurstregion.com.au.
Ladies' Probus Club will meet at the Majellan Club 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.
Bathurst Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association will meet at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre at 9.30am for a 10am start. Call Brian, 6331 9151.
To get ready for the Waste 2 Art competition, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is working with Bathurst Regional Council to deliver four recycling based workshops in the April school holidays: Learn the Ropes, Upcycled Cloth Canvas, Re-frame and Mobile-mania. All workshops are $10 per child. Advance bookings and payments essential. Book at the desk or call 6333 6555.
Friday, April 5
YJAM in the Park, a fully supervised, drug and alcohol free event that aims to promote youth inclusion in the Bathurst region, will be held from 6pm-10pm in Machattie Park. Entry will be free and food and drinks will be available for purchase. YJAM in the Park is part of NSW Youth Week. Call council's Community Services department on 6333 6523 or visit council's website www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.
Newtons 2019 is coming to Bathurst. The action-packed, adrenalin-fuelled festival of speed will be held at Mount Panorama from April 5-7, featuring the world's top athletes in downhill skateboarding and luge.
Saturday, April 6
Bathurst Arts Trail, which offers free entry to artists' studios, will be held from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Check www.bathurstartstrail.com or Bathurst Visitor Information Centre for more details and to find out which studios are open. Arts Trail booklets are available at the Visitor Information Centre and in the art gallery/library foyer. Phone 0414 579 212.
Sunday, April 7
Walking tour of Bathurst Chinatown. Meet at Bathurst District Historical Society to start at 10am. Tickets $7 per person. Book at www.bathurstregion.com.au.
Adam Courtenay, son of the late Bryce Courtenay, will discuss his latest non-fiction book, The Ship That Never Was: The Greatest Escape Story Of Australian Colonial History, at Bathurst Library on Friday, April 12 at 6.15pm. Bookings are essential. To secure your place, call the library on 6333 6281, inquire at the front desk or register at eventbrite.com.au.
Get nose to nose with Australian wildlife at the Zoomobile kids' day on April 13 at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum from 10am-2pm. Browse the latest exhibition and meet a wide variety of unique and wonderful animals from Taronga Zoo. For more information, call 6331 5511 or visit the museum at 224 Howick Street.
Come along with friends to Mel's Go Grey in May on May 25 for a great night out and to help brain cancer awareness. Ticket price includes a three-course meal and entertainment. All money raised will go to Brain Tumour Alliance Australia and Brainstorm at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Buy tickets at the desk at Panthers Bathurst or by ringing 6330 0600 (credit card over the phone).