A FAREWELL for Reverend Claire Wright will be held in Machattie Park this Saturday, June 27 from noon to 2pm. Rev. Wright, who has been the minister at Bathurst Uniting Church, is moving on to a ministry position in Taree. Everyone in Bathurst is invited along to say goodbye and people are asked to bring their own picnic lunch. The farewell will be on the William Street side of Machattie Park across the road from the Bathurst Uniting Church. An official presentation will be made at 1pm.
Bathurst Al-Anon Family Group has resumed its meetings. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 5pm in the Uniting Church Hall in William Street. For information, call 0431 697 143 or 0451 749 805.
Tickets are on sale for the drive-in theatre on Mount Panorama during next month's Bathurst Winter Festival. A double feature of The Notebook and 1980s classic Dirty Dancing will mark the return of the Bathurst Drive-In on Saturday, July 4, followed by two weeks of nightly sessions. Tickets will be sold as single car admissions, with each car allowed as many passengers as is legally permissible. All tickets must be pre-purchased and there will be a limit of 100 tickets for each session. For more information, go to www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au.
THE Bathurst Lions' Farmers Market will make its return to the Bathurst Showground this Saturday, June 27 after the long coronavirus lockdown. Those attending can expect the usual proceedings, but tweaked to accommodate hygiene and social distancing requirements. There will be no caps on attendance and 50 to 60 stalls are expected.
The Neighbourhood Centre is now able to offer its AA, Men Connect, counselling, Mental Health Support Group and Community Justice programs face to face again. Call the centre on 6332 4866.
Bathurst Library has made changes to its services to ensure safety now it has reopened. To ensure social distancing, there are fewer seats and no groups are allowed. Items can be borrowed from the library, but must be returned via the chute outside. All items will be quarantined before they can be borrowed again. Time on the computers will be limited to 30 minutes and sessions must be booked in advance, according to the library.