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ThursGAY @ Gosford

ThursGAY @ Gosford

Thursday, 9th June 2022 - Thursday, 8th June 2023
ThursGAY – THE TRAVELLING SOCIAL CLUB Fancy a Beer with a side of queer or maybe a cocktail rocks your ponytail? ThursGAY is our FREE monthly LGBTIQ and Friends monthly roaming social club. A community get together in a traveling revolving door of local live DJs, Drag, Music & Performance. 2nd ThursGAY of every Month we are Gallivanting through Gosford’s best offerings” and there is no better way than together to experience the bars, restaurants and spaces in our neighbourhood that want to show off their best and most welcoming side! Connect with friends and make new ones with ThursGAY’s…
Avoca Beachside Markets

Avoca Beachside Markets

Sunday, 26th February 2017 - Sunday, 22nd January 2023
***Currently due to COVID - restricted stalls x 90 only. Avoca Beachside Markets is a multiple award-winning boutique event held on the fourth Sunday of each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore and the picturesque backdrop of Avoca Beach. This free monthly event has become the premier artist, food and musician's community market on the Central Coast for the past 10+ years and a must-visit for out of town travellers and day-trippers. Shop at the 90 plus stalls in a relaxing and creative environment with products ranging from local art, eco, recycled and up-cycled goods, skincare, jewellery, homewares and international food…
Ettalong Diggers Lunch Cruise - Departing Palm Beach Sydney

Ettalong Diggers Lunch Cruise - Departing Palm Beach Sydney

Friday, 7th January 2022 - Friday, 29th December 2023
The Ettalong Lunch Cruise was designed to give visitors a small taste of what the beautiful seaside town has to offer. Bookings are from Monday to Friday only and for groups of 10 or more guests. What the package includes: -Return Ferry from Palm Beach to Ettalong -Complimentary Shuttle service to and from Ettalong Wharf - If I am on duty I will be the shuttle driver. If off duty the Duty Manager will arrange an alternative driver. -Reserved tables set with cutlery, menus, glasses and jugs of Ice Water. -Guests will select from the AUD12 seniors' menu -a catering…
Pearl Beach Arboretum Ephemeral Art Trail

Pearl Beach Arboretum Ephemeral Art Trail

Saturday, 11th June 2022 - Sunday, 17th July 2022
The Pearl Beach Arboretum Ephemeral Art Trail (PBEAT) aims to create inspiring temporary public art that promotes nature conservation, supports community identity and increases the cultural vibrancy on the NSW Central Coast. Creating the unexpected is a key objective. It is held within the Crommelin Native Arboretum - an award-winning natural botanic garden open to the public for free. The Arboretum is run by a community not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote and encourage nature conservation at Pearl Beach and elsewhere. The Arboretum, established in 1976, is a sanctuary spanning 5.5 hectares for local flora and fauna, including some threatened…
Stand-Up-Paddleboarding Class

Stand-Up-Paddleboarding Class

Saturday, 17th February 2018 - Friday, 6th January 2023
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a fast-growing water sport which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. The sport is straightforward to get into and allows participants to progress at their own level. Kite and Sup have structured lessons that: Cater for all levels, Are in pristine locations, use quality equipment, allow you to enjoy yourself! Instructors are fully qualified, experienced and excited to take you through the process of getting up stand up paddleboarding, correcting stroke technique, doing basic turns and then into some more advanced drills. All the equipment you need to get on the water is supplied! All…
Living Smart Festival

Living Smart Festival

Friday, 24th September 2021 - Sunday, 25th September 2022
Living Smart Festival is one of the largest environmentally focused community events in Australia, raising awareness of environmental issues, fostering a love of the outdoors and inspiring people to live more sustainably. For the first time ever, the festival will be spread across three exciting days, feature a family-friendly Sunday program of live music, entertainment and other activities. Living Smart's ongoing success was recognised at the 2018 Australian Event Awards, with the 2017 instalment named Australia’s Best Community Event of the past 12 months.
Windsurfing/Sailboarding Lessons

Windsurfing/Sailboarding Lessons

Saturday, 17th February 2018 - Friday, 6th January 2023
Despite the name, Kite and SUP, the owners come from a windsurfing background which triggered their love for being out on the water. Windsurfing is a great sport and with the pristine waters of Lake Macquarie in your backyard - why wouldn’t you want to give it a go? Instructors are fully qualified, experienced and excited to take you through the process of learning to windsurf in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region. All windsurfing lessons are private bookings and as they have a number of instructors they aim to get you out on a day and time that suits…
Kiteboarding Lesson

Kiteboarding Lesson

Thursday, 7th January 2021 - Friday, 6th January 2023
New structure and format for the Summer Season to ensure you, the customer, gets a better quality of lesson and they get through the lesson faster and get you out on the water quicker, safer, and easier. They have taught students from six years old to 65 years old. Various locations for different abilities and depending where you're coming from. All the equipment you need to get on the water is supplied! All you need to bring is whatever you want to wear on the day. It is a good idea also to bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat.…
Introductory Resin Art Workshop: Homewares

Introductory Resin Art Workshop: Homewares

Friday, 6th May 2022 - Friday, 5th August 2022
Ever thought about trying your hand at making something with resin? Not sure where to start? Workshops are the ideal way to get hands-on practical learning to let you experience what resin is all about. My workshops are run in small groups so you get personalised assistance to ensure you get the most out of the experience. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to try resin art or those wanting to enhance their current skills. What you will learn: * An introduction to the fluid art of resin * Explore different techniques and effects you can create when working…
Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race

Friday, 8th April 2022 - Sunday, 9th April 2023
The East Coast Classic Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) invite competitors to participate in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race. The 36th running of the East Coast Classic race has been redeveloped to be held from 8-10 April 2022 linking boats with Port Stephens race week or Brisbane to Gladstone race. Racing is open to offshore Cat3+ yachts, Monohulls and Multihulls with IRC - ORC - OMR - and Short-Handed Class. The race generally takes two days to complete and takes in some outstanding coastal scenery as you head north.
The Hunter

The Hunter

Saturday, 13th November 2021 - Saturday, 12th November 2022
Racing NSW introduced the AUD1 million The Hunter over 1300m as an extension of the Sydney Spring Carnival – it is run on a stand-alone Saturday program at Newcastle. This year The Hunter Raceday will be held on Saturday, 13 November 2021 and with Metropolitan status, boasts a minimum of AUD125,000 prizemoney per race. The Hunter race meeting was introduced to grow the footprint of racing beyond the city limits to Newcastle. Racing NSW is confident The Hunter race meeting provides an excellent opportunity to attract new racegoers in and around the city of Newcastle.
Paint and Sip Experience

Paint and Sip Experience

Friday, 23rd July 2021 - Sunday, 23rd July 2023
Paint and Sip Studios is Australia's #1 Paint and Sip Experience. Paint and Sip Studios combines the fun and relaxation of a party with step-by-step group painting and art experiences. Events are generally around 2-4hrs and are aimed at the non-artist with focus on the occasion and experience with the option of BYO Food and drinks. Paint and Sip Studios specialise in occasion based and themed experiences for a night of fun and laughter.
Ngumpie Weaving

Ngumpie Weaving

Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 - Thursday, 2nd February 2023
Run by Barkindji woman Tegan Murdock, Ngumpie Weaving consists of in-person weaving workshops – including corporate, private and school workshops – as well as online classes. Tegan want to use weaving to break down barriers – so people can sit, connect and learn about each other’s journey while learning about Indigenous culture at the same time. Earrings, baskets, wall pieces and more can also be purchased online.
The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market

Saturday, 5th March 2022 - Saturday, 17th December 2022
The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter's Leading Contemporary Art and Design Market is held in the heart of Newcastle's cultural precinct. Founded in 2008 Olive Tree has been instrumental in the renaissance of the thriving creative scene in Newcastle. The Olive Tree Market is the perfect place for those who place value on beautifully designed, well made, locally produced handmade goods with a strong emphasis on ethical production and sustainability. Meet the makers, discover a curated line-up of the best local and Australian design, sample delicious gourmet artisan food and take in the festival atmosphere of this…
Newcastle Music Festival

Newcastle Music Festival

Friday, 3rd June 2022 - Sunday, 14th August 2022
Newcastle Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Newcastle in August. Brilliant locals and inspiring guests from around the world feature in classical, jazz and world music concerts. In 2022 they welcome special guests Acacia Quartet, Alicia Crossley, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Grace Knight, Patricia Pollett and Susan Collins, and many other wonderful performers.
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