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.
CWA Day Branch meets on the third Friday each month at 72 Russell Street, Bathurst with a cup of tea from 9.30am and meeting from 10am-noon. Stay for a sandwich and a chat. All ladies welcome to join. Contact Helana, 0438 696 789.
CWA Day Branch Handicraft meets on the second Friday each month at 72 Russell Street, Bathurst from 10am-noon. All ladies welcome. Contact Iris, 6331 5059.
Saturday, August 17
Oberon's Accidental Ensemble will present Baby, lt's Cold Outside -The Weather in Revue, a musical romp through the seasons, with tongue firmly in cheek, in the Robert Hooper Community Centre, Oberon. Tickets are for sale at Arrows Newsagency, Oberon.
Sunday, August 18
Rockabilly Café Bathurst NSW will hold its grand opening at its new location on the corner of George and Keppel streets. As well as a car meet, there will be dancing, an Elvis tribute show by Glen Vass (Elvass), a Rockabilly catwalk, jumping castle for the kids and pop-up stores from Well Educated Sailor, Lipsense, Mellyn Beauty, Cosventure and Team Shannons Central West. The activities will begin at 8am.
Mini steam trains will be running in Durham Street, across from the Adventure Playground, from 11am-3pm. Covered shoes must be worn. Tickets: $2. Call 6331 5798.
Choral Evensong will be held at All Saints' Cathedral, Church Street at 4.30pm. Guest speaker included. All free. Call 6331 4711.
Art in the Park will be held on River Road and Stephens Lane from 2-4pm. Free. BYO art materials. Call Rachel, 0428 311 534.
The Blayney Farmers' Markets will be held in Carrington Park from 8.30am. The markets feature seasonal fruit, vegies, fresh organic meats, cheeses, eggs and much more. The markets are held on the third Sunday of every month, rain, hail or shine.
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.