Tuesday, August 13
Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps as he discusses his book The Sydney Wars at Bathurst Library from 6.15pm. The book reveals British soldiers and First Nation warriors both used military-style tactics in a 'constant war' during early settlement. Visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/author-talk-dr-stephen-gapps-tickets-63851101363.
The Bathurst PCYC term three activity schedule is out now. Classes are filling fast, so call 6331 2191 to book in.
Macquarie Male Singers meet every Tuesday from 7.30pm at the Assumption School Hall in Mitre Street. It is an all-male choir with a singing strength of 30 members of all ages. For more information, contact John Kendall, 0427 410 625.
Wednesday, August 14
The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, which has been spreading joy to audiences across the globe for nearly two decades, will perform at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre from 7.30pm. Visit www.bmec.com.au.
The Rotary Club of Bathurst East meets for dinner at Bathurst RSL on Wednesdays at 6pm for 6.30pm. Meetings usually conclude around 8pm. For information about attending a meeting, or joining the club, please contact Greg on 0417 048 248.
Thursday, August 15
Hone your poetry slam writing and performance skills at a special workshop at Bathurst Library from 4-6pm. The workshop will feature last year's Australian Poetry Slam champion, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams, and will be followed by the Bathurst heat of this nationwide search for Australia's best slammer. Bookings are essential via eventbrite.com.au
Friday, August 16
The Theo Barker Memorial Lecture will be held at BMEC at 6.30pm. This free public lecture is co-hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society and Bathurst Regional Council. The lecture, titled "Let's do heritage differently", will be presented by Barbara Hickson, who has over 22 years of experience in heritage management. Visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au
Saturday, August 17
Oberon's Accidental Ensemble will present Baby, lt's Cold Outside -The Weather in Revue, a musical romp through the seasons, in the Robert Hooper Community Centre, Oberon. Tickets are for sale at Arrows Newsagency, Oberon.
Sunday, August 18
Come along to a workshop at Rankin Cottage from 10.30am to noon and learn how to do candlewick embroidery. Candlewicking is a form of embroidery that traditionally uses an unbleached cotton thread on a piece of unbleached calico. It gets its name from the nature of the soft spun cotton thread, which was braided and then used to form the wick for candles. Visit www.facebook.com/rankincottagecrafts/.
The National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama will have free entry for dads on Sunday, September 1 for Father's Day. You can book a lap around the Mount Panorama circuit in your choice of the Cortina GT, Mini Cooper S, XR Falcon GT or HK Monaro GTS. Call the museum on 6332 1872 between 9am and 4.30pm to make a booking.