Friday, April 12
Adam Courtenay, son of much-loved storyteller Bryce Courtenay, will discuss his latest non-fiction book, The Ship That Never Was: The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history, at 6.15pm at the library. 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. 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.
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 www.senior/concession/student/child. The bus will depart Bathurst Visitor Information Centre. To book, call 6332 1444 or visit Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.
Monday, April 15
Children's yoga with Emma Livissianis will be held at Bathurst Library from 10.30am. Free for ages four to 12. To book, call 6333 6281.
Bead and Wirecraft Guild Bathurst will meet at the Stamp, Coin, Collectables and Lapidary Club in Park Street, Eglinton at 10am. Call Judy, 6337 1705, or visit www.beadandwirecraftguild.com.au.
Bathurst CWA Evening Group will meet at the Bathurst RSL at 6pm. Call Sheena, 0438 878 853.
Bathurst Toastmasters will meet at Panthers Bathurst from 7-9pm. Call 6331 5251.
Access Committee will meet in the council chambers at 1pm. Call Bob Triming, 6332 2863.
Sofala SES will meet in the SES Shed at Sofala at 7pm.
Bathurst Legacy Widows Club will meet at the Bathurst RSL at 11.30am. Call 6331 7340.
Fanfiction Writing Workshop will be held from 2pm to 3.30pm at Bathurst Library. Fanfiction is a story written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a TV series, movie, book, etc. This workshop will be for young people aged 12 to 17 years. Visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/youth.
Australia's first Census will be at Bathurst Library from 11am-2pm. The 1828 Census was the first official census undertaken in NSW. Come along to this free event where a representative from NSW State Archives will discuss why the Census is so significant and one of the original handwritten 190-year-old volumes will be on display. A must for family history buffs. Bookings for the 11am talk are essential. Phone 6333 6281 or register at eventbrite.com.au
Tuesday, April 16
School holiday activity: Unicorns and Dragons with Fiona Howle from 10.30am at Bathurst Library for ages three to six years. Cost: $10 per child. For bookings, call 6333 6281.
School holiday activity: Learn the Ropes from 1.30pm at Bathurst Art Gallery for ages six to 17 years. Fiona will each you useful knots, weaving and macrame techniques using baling twine and strapping. Cost: $10 per child. Call 6333 6555.
Bathurst District Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at Daffodil Cottage at Bathurst Base Hospital at 4pm for afternoon tea and 5pm for a speaker. For further information, contact Daffodil Cottage, 6330 5347.
Bathurst Handweavers and Spinners Guild will meet in the Bathurst Girl Guide Hall on the corner of Charlotte and lower William streets at 10am. Call Marcia, 6331 8596.
Bathurst Seymour Centre Carers Support Group meets on the third Tuesday at 3/55 Seymour Street. Call 6332 1449.
BBQ Bonanza, a free event that will feature a barbecue, arts corner, activities, sports corner, local music, games and prizes, will be held at Veritas House at 106-108 Russell Street from noon-2pm. For more information, visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/youth.