Thursday, April 11
Have you recently relocated to Bathurst or know someone who has? Bathurst Regional Council, in partnership with Bathurst Business Chamber, invites you to the next Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception at 5.30pm at the visitors' centre.
Entries for this year's Waste2Art exhibition and competition are now open. For more information and to obtain an entry form, visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.
Arthritis NSW Support Group will meet at the Bathurst RSL from 10am-noon. Call Nelma Brooks, 0431 829 709.
Bathurst Highland Society meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. Call the secretary, 6337 1283, for more information.
Friday, April 12
Adam Courtenay, son of much-loved storyteller Bryce Courtenay, will be in Bathurst to discuss his latest non-fiction book, The Ship That Never Was: The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the author of the little-known true story of James Porter - a larrikin convict who stole a ship and sailed all the way to Chile. Bookings are essential. To secure your place, call the library on 6333 6281, inquire at the front desk or register at eventbrite.com.au
Family music class for children aged zero to five will be held at 9.30am at the CWA Hall in Russell Street. Contact Elissa, 0409 515 314.
Bathurst Bridge Club welcomes new members and beginners with lessons. Five bridge sessions are held each week at the clubhouse in Lower Mitre Street. Contact the secretary on 0437 270 618 for more details.
Saturday, April 13
Did you know you can take a bus from Bathurst to Hill End for The End Festival? On Saturday, April 13, the bus will depart Bathurst at 11.30am and 1pm and the return trip will depart Hill End at 9.30pm. On Sunday, April 14, the bus will depart Bathurst at 9am and the return trip will depart Hill End at 4pm. One-way trip is one hour and 30 minutes. Cost is $25 for an adult and $15 for senior/concession/student/child. The bus will depart Bathurst Visitor Information Centre. To book, call 6332 1444 or visit Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.
It is nearly school holidays again, so it's time to book your little ones in for some fun, including Parkour, boot camp, ball games, golf, gymnastics, circus and laser tag, at the Bathurst PCYC. Activities will be running April 15 to April 26. Drop in or phone 6331 2191 for more information and bookings.
The Macquarie Care Centre Auxiliary is looking forward to another year of fundraising and always welcomes new members to its meetings. Join the members for afternoon tea after the meetings, which are held the third Wednesday of each month at 2pm in the St Vincent's Function Room, Gormans Hill Road.
Fanfiction Writing Workshop will be held this Monday, April 15 from 2pm to 3.30pm at Bathurst Library. Fanfiction is a story written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, book, etc. This workshop will be for young people aged 12 to 17 years. For more information, visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/youth.