BESTSELLING Australian author Tony Park will speak at an online event hosted by Bathurst Library on Wednesday, July 8 at 6pm, which will be free for anyone to register and join. Park is the author of more than 17 books and his latest novel, Last Survivor, revisits his popular mercenary character, Sonja Kurtz, in his much-loved South African setting. Visit the library website, www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library, or Facebook page for information and registration details on Park's talk. Alternatively, call the library on 6333 6281.
The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group, which welcomes all survivors from any community, meets on the first Friday of each month at 12.30pm. The group will meet this coming Friday and attendees will be required to provide their full name and contact details to the facilitator. The facilitator will only provide these details to the appropriate authority in case traceability from a COVID-19 case is required. Attendees will also need to confirm their attendance by close of business Thursday via recover.itmatters.com.au or by phone: Pascale on 0458 698 460.
BATHURST Merino Association will hold its popular Ram Expo on Saturday, August 15, where producers will be able to network, buy or sell a handy sheep dog, and have a good look at some stud bred sheep. The BMA working dog auction forms are on the website www.colonsaystud.com.
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 the Bathurst Winter Festival. A double feature of The Notebook and 1980s classic Dirty Dancing will mark the return of the Bathurst Drive-In this Saturday, July 4, followed by two weeks of nightly sessions. Tickets will be sold as single car admissions. 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 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.