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.
Lions Club of Bathurst meets on the first and third Thursday each month at 6.30pm for 7pm at the Bathurst RSL Club. Phone Dominic on 0425 800 271 for more information.
Bathurst District Historical Society Monthly Muster will be held in the Uniting Church Hall in William Street at 7.30pm. Call Alan McRae, 6331 5404.
Ladies' Probus Club of Macquarie (Bathurst) will meet in the Bathurst Senior Citizens' Centre in Russell Street at 10am. Call Jennifer Wass, 6331 1626.
Mental Health Carers Group will meet in the Neighbourhood Centre at 96 Russell Street at 7pm. Call Christine, 6367 9292, or Clare, 6331 4826, or visit www.bmhc.org. 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.
The Macquarie Care Centre Auxiliary is enjoying another year of fundraising and always welcomes new members to 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. The next meeting will be held on August 21.
Come along to a workshop at Rankin Cottage on August 25 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.