The Bathurst Writers' and Readers' Festival is going ahead this weekend, but all local events will be streamed online via Facebook. All streams from the Sydney Writers' Festival have been cancelled because the event was called off. Bathurst councillor Monica Morse will open the event tonight at 5.50pm, before the first segment - Books You Might Have Missed - at 6pm with Jen Barry and Cade Turner-Mann. They will chat about some of their favourite books of the past 12 months. The popular Great Festival Read segment will return, running from 11am-12.30pm on Sunday. For a full list of the other programs on offer, visit the BMEC website at bmec.com.au.
Names sought: Nominations open soon for the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards. The awards will launch on Wednesday, May 27 and the statewide search for nominees will begin. Categories will include Agricultural Innovation Award, Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award, Individual Excellence in Crown Land Management Award, Crown Land Manager Excellence Award, Customer Service Award and Leadership Award. Visit www.awardsaustralia.com/nswactraca
Perthville history:Perthville - 1872-2017: Mary MacKillop's First New South Wales School, written by Dr Marie Crowley, traces the history of the early school, the college and St Joseph's House. Following the cancellation of the book's launch, copies can now be ordered by phoning Marie Crowley on 6334 3488 or 0439 938 504 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Planning NSW sexuality and relationship courses for the region will now be available online. The Family Planning NSW webinars are tailored for parents and carers and take a whole-of-community approach, recognising the role that the community plays in shaping a person's attitudes towards their reproductive and sexual health. For information on eligibility or enrolment, contact the FPNSW Health Promotion team on email@example.com or visit the FPNSW website.
Bathurst Remembers: Anzac Day was very different in Bathurst this year, but filmmaker Bruce Ryan is encouraging locals to have a look at the YouTube feature Bathurst Remembers Anzac 100 Years to see footage of commemorations past.