Wednesday, April 17
School holiday activity: Upcycled Cloth Canvas with Fiona from 10.30am at Bathurst Art Gallery. Cost: $10 per person. Bookings essential. Call 6333 6555. For ages six to 17 years.
School holiday activity: The Emperor's New Beatbox, a puppet show by the Sydney Puppet Theatre, will be performed at Bathurst Library from 10.30am-11.30am. Cost: $5. Bookings essential. Contact 6333 6281 or visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au/community/library.
The Macquarie Care Centre Auxiliary always welcomes new members at 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.
Friday, April 19
On Good Friday, at 3pm, an Augmented Cathedral Choir will be performing John Maunder's magnificent oratorio that tells the Easter Passion story, Olivet To Calvary, in All Saints' Cathedral. It will be presented in the form of a 16th century Miracle Play. The accompaniment, choir and soloists will briefly pause at significant moments in the performance when readers, clad in period costume, will recite short selections of poetry that enhances dramatic moments in the story. Organisers say it will be a totally non-denominational, community-based activity and will present an opportunity for those who may be inclined, just for an hour in their busy lives, to quietly reflect on the event that has contributed more than any other to the culture and the lifestyle we follow every day. Entry will be free.
The Bathurst 6 Hour three-day motorfest will be held at Mount Panorama over the Easter weekend. Support categories will begin on Friday and the 6 Hour race itself will be held on Easter Sunday from 11.30am. Visit www.bathurst6hour.com.au for more information.
Journalist and author Sophie Hansen will talk at an event on Monday, April 29 at 6pm at Books Plus. She will give a demonstration and speak about her new book, A Basket By The Door. Tickets are $10. Bookings are essential on 6331 5994 or admin@ booksplus.com.au.