Thursday, January 16
Places are available for the school holiday program at Bathurst PCYC. Contact the centre to book. Full days are still only $35 and half days $25.
PCYC is an accredited provider of the Transport for NSW Safer Drivers Course. The five-hour Safer Drivers Course, offered at more than 60 locations across NSW, will knock 20 hours off your logbook. Visit pcycdrivereducation.org.au/ to book.
Friday, January 17
Bathurst Summerfest will wrap up with a free family barbecue and concert at Bathurst Showground. There will be games and activities from 5pm and the free barbecue from 6pm.
Monday, January 20
School holiday activity: Fancy yourself a Harry Potter expert? Come and test your knowledge of JK Rowling's famous book series at the Quizz-itch at Bathurst Library, then show off your magical moves on the dance floor. Bookings essential. Phone 6333 6281.
Tuesday, January 21
School holiday activity: Art journalling your home workshop from 10.30am for ages six and up at Bathurst Art Gallery. Learn to creatively express your ideas of home. Cost: $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Call the gallery on 6333 6555.
Wednesday, January 22
School holiday activity: Fab photos workshop from 1.30pm at Bathurst Art Gallery. Taking inspiration from James Taylor's artworks in the Void exhibition, create some fab photos with Ana using old photographs and fabric. Cost: $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Call the gallery on 6333 6555.
Thursday, January 23
Come and test out all the instruments of Mitchell Conservatorium from 3.30pm in the Orchard Room, west wing of the Bathurst Courthouse, to see which one suits you best. Small groups with a qualified teacher. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/instrument-trial-session-tickets.
Friday, January 24
School holiday activity: Join the LEGO Legends Challenge at Bathurst Library from 3.15pm. Team up, create and innovate your way to a win - points will be awarded for ingenuity and structural integrity. For years 11 to 17. Free. Call 6333 6281.
Bathurst's Australia Day events will start early, with the public invited to recognise its Australia Day award recipients at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Friday, January 24 from 5.30pm. On Australia Day, enjoy a barbecue breakfast at Eglinton War Memorial Hall, welcome new citizens at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre or enjoy free entry to the Manning Aquatic Centre. For more information, head to bathurst.nsw.gov.au
Monday, January 27
Free women's walking group meets onMondays at 9.30am and Wednesdays at 12.30pm at Central West Women's Health Centre at 20 William Street. For more information, call Ann-Marie, 6331 4133.
Bathurst Camera Club will meet in the Macquarie Room at Panthers Bathurst at 8pm. Call 6337 1261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Macquarie Lions Club will meet at theBathurst RSL at 6.30pm for 7pm. Email Judith Ryan, email@example.com
Tuesday, January 28
Eclipse Support Group - new cycle begins. Eclipse is a support group with a difference, where people who have survived a suicide attempt can connect and talk with others who know what it's like. Tickets at https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200018338943311.
Polio Australia is inviting survivors of polio, along with their families and carers, to a free community information session on February 3 at 3pm at Bathurst Library. The session will discuss the late effects of polio, how to work well with health professionals, and self-management strategies. It will also be an opportunity to connect with other polio survivors in the area. For more information about the session, contact Steph Cantrill on 0466 719 613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.