Wednesday, October 9
Bev Brock, author of the new book Brock At Bathurst, will appear at BooksPlus at 10am. Brock At Bathurst contains never-before-seen photos and previously untold stories and insights from the racing legend's career at the iconic circuit. For inquiries, call 6331 5994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bathurst Community Climate Action Network will meet at 12.30pm at the Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre at 96 Russell Street. Email Bob Hill, email@example.com
Daffodil Cottage volunteers will meet at Daffodil Cottage at Bathurst Base Hospital at 4pm. Call 6339 5347.
Diabetic Association Bathurst Branch will meet at the Bathurst RSL at noon. Call Alan McRae, 6331 5404.
Innerwheel of Bathurst will meet at the Bathurst RSL at noon for 12.30pm. Call Lesley, 6337 1203.
Bathurst Netball will meet in the netball clubhouse at 261 Durham Street at 7pm.
Legal Aid will be at the Kelso Community Centre at 24 Bonnor Street from 10am-noon. Call 6331 2407.
Journalist Gabrielle Chan will talk about her book Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up and rural voters' frustrations at a free talk and question and answer session at Bathurst Library from 6pm. Register at csu.edu.au/explorations
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, October 10
Qualified horticulturist and award-winning gardener Dhyan Blore will present a series of workshops for home gardeners at Rahamim Ecology Centre. Topics covered during the one-and-a-half to two-hour interactive workshops will include caring for plants in dry times, maximising water in gardens and plants, and the importance of mulch. Workshops will be held at 10am on October 10, 18 and 24; 2pm on November 2; 10am on November 11 and 19; 10am on December 4 and 11; and 2pm on December 7. To register, visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterrestrictions
Arthritis NSW Support Group will meet at Bathurst RSL from 10am-noon. Call Nelma Brooks, 0431 829 709.
Bathurst Highland Society meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. Call the secretary, 6337 1283.
Friday, October 11
Multicultural Women's Group will meet at the Neighbourhood Centre at 96 Russell Street at noon. Call Isabel, 6332 3019, or Hai-Choo, 6332 4669.
Scentsy Halloween Party will be held at 2pm at 12 Sundown Drive, Kelso.
Acoustic Autograph at the Dudley Hotel, 250 Stewart Street from 6pm.
Saturday, October 12
The annual Great Race Festival Saturday Street Fair from 10am to 4pm has something for everyone. Wander through the food and market stalls and enjoy great entertainment by local artists. There are plenty of activities for the kids, including unforgettable $2 rides. See the return of the Disney Kids' Zone with Mack the Transporter and Lightning McQueen.
Learn how to create a scarf from merino wool from 10am to noon. For more information, call Carol Dobson, 0427 314 776, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke O'Shea and Lyn Bowtell's Love and Laughter Tour will be at Panthers Bathurst from 7pm.
Charles Sturt University Bathurst graduate Charlotte Wood will return to the city to launch her latest book, The Weekend. Wood will talk about the novel at the Victoria from 6pm on Friday, October 18. Tickets are $15 and available from BooksPlus on 6331 5994 or by emailing email@example.com. Bookings are essential for catering purposes.
Allegri Singers and friends will perform Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man on Saturday, November 2 at All Saints' Cathedral, Bathurst and Sunday, November 3 in the Derek Pigot Auditorium, Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange. Tickets are available from Books Plus, Bathurst, Orange Regional Conservatorium of Music at www.trybooking.com or at the door.