Thursday, May 16
Bathurst District Historical Society Monthly Muster. Uniting Church Hall William Street at 7.30pm. Call Alan McRae 63315404. Muster with John Judge - "The Sale yards of Bathurst." The siting of a public cattle market in Bathurst was not a straightforward matter. While the Borough Council worked through five sites until ending up on the Vale Road, the private markets enjoyed a selling monopoly until 1889. Let's see why it took so long. Monthly Musters are held at the Uniting Church Activities Hall (between the church and the 1837 Hall) in William Street, opposite Machattie Park. Musters are open to the public with a 7.30pm start.
Ladies Probus Club of Macquarie (Bathurst).Bathurst Senior Citizens Centre, Russell Street at 10am. Call Jennifer Wass 6331 1626.
Bathurst, Gilmore Street, near Trinity heights shops. Call Margie 6337 2667, Sam 6337 1514.
Mental Health Carers Group. Neighbourhood Centre 96 Russell Street, 7pm. Call Christine 6367 9292 or Clare 6331 4826 or visit www.bmhc.org.au
Saturday, May 19
Bathurst Family Fun Day. A free Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 11am - 2pm at Bicentennial Park. Enjoy activities, games, food and entertainment. For more information, phone Centacare on 6331 8944.
On Saturday and Sunday Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail is on again! The starting point is the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre to pick up an event map and tickets. You can park nearby if you wish and take the free shuttle bus which circulates throughout the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail. Dozens of skilled artisans and craftspeople are involved. Enjoy a showcase of traditional and rare arts and trades, and exhibitions and tours. This major family friendly event is part of our annual Bathurst Heritage Week, and is not to be missed.
Sunday, May 19
Planning a wedding? Bathurst Bridal Expo will be held on May 19. A range of wedding service providers from across the region will be at Bathurst Goldfields, 428 Conrod Straight, Mount Panorama. Advanced tickets or $10 by calling 6332 2022 or buy them for $15 at the door.
We are delighted that Mayor Graeme Hanger will once again be our entertaining storyteller for this year's National Simultaneous Storytime event at Bathurst Library Wednesday, May 22. Join us for lots of alpaca-inspired fun and feel free to BYO maracas!