Event Calendar

There are a variety of unique events held in the Warrumbungle Region throughout the year. From celebrating the region's love of astronomy to hosting concerts in some of Australia's most stunning scenery, you will find everything from 150 year old horse events to bush poetry celebrations. The Warrumbungle Region really has an event for everyone. If you have a community event for the Warrumbungle Region and want to advertise it for free on our Calendar of Events just send the details through the Submit Your Event form.

Total Results: 53

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20_352674_16Jun2016131833_Coonabarabran Townlife Markets_20131209042449.jpg Coonabarabran Townlife Market 1/01/2018 31/12/2018 Dalgarno Street ebrocklehurst@skymesh.com.au 02 6843 4491 Coonabarabran's TownLife market is held in Dalgarno Street on the fourth Sunday of the month (except December) from 9am to 1pm. Local shopping treats include native plants, jewellery, clothes, cakes, jams, nuts, honey, olives & olive oil, vegetables, old wares, dog products, furnishings, craft, wine, port, seeds and books. Face painting and sausage sizzle as well.
20_352674_16Jun2016170713_IMG_1477_20160220081142.jpg Coonabarabran Show 2/03/2018 3/03/2018 Coonabarabran coonashow@gmail.com 02 6842 3177 The show starts off on Thursday evening with the very popular Arts Preview with the Orbital Swing Band entertaining throughout the evening and Robert Mathews making camp oven dampers for all to enjoy. The Recycled Art will also be on show with many old pieces of machinery being transformed into pieces of Art. Friday and Saturday follows on with all the usual Agricultural Show activities from Horse events, Cattle, Sheep, Yard Dog Trailing, Team Penning & this year introducing Miniature Horse Classes to the Ring events. Pavilions will have all the regular sections as well ranging from Caged Birds, Poultry, through to Cooking Needlework Jams Etc. Australia's Living History will have demonstrations as well as static displays throughout both Friday & Saturday. The Rodeo will be on Friday evening starting at 6.30pm with entertainment at the Bar during and after the Rodeo. The fun will continue on during Saturday with Noah's Racing Pigs and the ever Popular & educational Reptile Display coming again with something for everyone, Saturday evening we will have the usual fun activities and Saturday nights entertainment will be Amanda Faulkner and her Band.
20_352674_16Jun2016172052_IMG_0164_20160506042144.JPG Coonabarabran Bunny Bazaar 31/03/2018 31/03/2018 John Street CBD ebrocklehurst@skymesh.com.au 02 6843 4491 Held every year on Easter Saturday, the Bunny Bazaar is a morning of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The main street is closed to traffic from 8am to 1pm and locals and visitors alike can meander the street, enjoying the many street stalls, musical entertainment and great shopping specials. There's a jumping castle for the kid's entertainment and plenty of food stalls to tempt the tastebuds.
Hartwood Campfires and Country Music 3/04/2017 18/04/2017 info@hartwoodfestival.com.au 0456 780 824 www.hartwoodfestival.com.au Country music campfires and bush camping.
Veterans Touch Football 3/11/2018 4/11/2018 coonavic@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-443-0-0-0 Do you love to play touch football and are you aged over 30 years? Well, head to Coolah and have a great weekend at the Annual Coolah Veteran's Touch Footy Carnival. After a great day of competition, join the party atmosphere on Saturday night with all hotels and clubs providing live entertainment. Activities will be arranged for the Saturday night of the touch carnival at the Coolah Sporting Club (at Bowen Oval), Coolah Valley Hotel and the Black Stump Inn. After having a great time at this event and you are staying for a couple of extra days why not travel throughout the Warrumbungle Region and explore the many attractions that are available.. call the Coonabarabran Visitor Centre for further information.
0_352674_18Jan2017150350_Aussie Day 17.jpg 2017 Australia Day Awards & Activities 26/01/2017 26/01/2017 Coonabarabran Golf Club zoeholcombe@hotmail.com 0421813267 2017 Australia Day 10.30am - 18 hole 2 person ambrose (all golfers and non golfers welcome) 12pm - BBQ lunch in the beer garden, game of cricket, kids pools and jumping castle. 1 kg Prawn Buckets will be available for $20, please order at the club by the 23rd on 68426 292. The Lotus Chinese Restaurant will be having a smorgasbord. 2pm - 50m SLIP 'N' SLIDE - heaps of fun for ALL ages even the oldies will love it!! 6pm - 2017 Australia Day Awards will be held from the 1st tee area, Rotary BBQ, Orbital Swing Band, and 2WCR 99.5 will be live broadcasting the evening.
0_352674_18Jan2017154301_The Rotary Club of Coonabarabran invites you to help celebrate the 100th year of.docx Rotary Foundation 100th Year Dinner Dance 25/02/2017 Jack Beer Pavilion, Coonabarabran Showground anthony_marie@bigpond.com 0268422703 Dinner Dance to celebrate and fundraise for the Rotary Foundation, being held by the Rotary Club of Coonabarabran. A fun family night
0_352674_30Jan2017101135_event logo.jpg.jpg Art Unlimited 2017 Event CANCELLED due to recent Sir Ivan Bushfires 19/05/2017 28/05/2017 Dunedoo Central School, Digilah St Dunedoo media@artunliitednsw.com.au 0263751540 www.artunlimitednsw.com.au 2017 Event CANCELLED due to recent Sir Ivan Bushfire.. Art Unlimited is a high profile annual competition and exhibition held in the NSW Central West town of Dunedoo. Since its inception in 2008, Art Unlimited has attracted entries from a broad spectrum of artists, photographers and ceramicists from across Australia. Art Unlimited prize money totals more than $11,000, with first place prizes of $3000 awarded in each of the competition’s three main categories (hanging art, photography and ceramics). Winners are chosen by a panel of high profile judges from the Australian arts community. The ninth Art Unlimited event will be held on 19-28 May 2017 with the official opening and exhibition preview taking place on Friday 19 May, 2017 at 7pm. To mark its eighth successful year, the 2017 exhibition will be extended to include two weekends, giving greater opportunities for artists to sell their works and for art lovers to have the chance to view these diverse expressions in art, photography and ceramics. It will also provide increased exposure for sponsors at the event and via our website.
0_352674_09Feb2017134721_Tour de Gorge Pilliga forest 2013.jpg 'Tour de Gorge' Mountain Bike Ride 2017 2/09/2017 2/09/2017 Pilliga Forest - Dandry Gorge pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Join us for our annual 'Tour de Gorge' Mountain Bike Challenge, Saturday 2nd Sept 2017. There is an added 10km loop for a fun/beginners ride, plus the 45km distance. A perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery of the Pilliga forest. Time: 8.30am (Ride brief) Start: 9am Where: Dandry Gorge A.Area ('Sculptures in the scrub' visitor area) Fee: $25 Registration Jerseys: Purchase by pre-order only $75 (Orders close = 10th July 2017) Register for this event or further information: Ph (02) 6843 4011 This year the ride is supporting the MS Foundation (DoITForMS Ride) Bring your friends and family for a fun day out, support our local community stall holders, & enjoy morning tea, coffee or BBQ lunch. Ride not for you come and take a scenic walk @ the 'Sculptures in the Scrub' !!
0_352674_15Feb2017213933_FB_IMG_1487155066461.jpg Iron & Clay - Youth Service 19/02/2017 19/02/2017 Uniting Church Kmatakitoga@hotmail.com.au Coonabarabran Combined Churches are hosting IRON & CLAY this Sunday! Join us for a combined Youth Service at the Uniting Church - 6pm - Sausage Sizzle afterwards This band specialise in R&B, Dance and Pop music, using music and stories to share their life experiences and testimonials of how their lives have changed! Come!! Bring your mates... Whatever you do - BE THERE!!
438_352674_14Mar2017164811_Mendooran art.jpg MENDOORAN P A & H ASSOC ART PREVIEW EVENING 23/03/2017 23/03/2017 Mendooran Mechanics Institute Hall aileen.bell@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 02 6844 2227 Join us for a first look at the artwork exhibited for the Mendooran Show in 2017. This event, being held in the renovated Art Deco Mechanics Institute, commences at 7pm .. savouries and drinks are included in the $15 entry fee. Hear how the decisions have been made about winning art pieces .. meet the judges and the artists. Mingle with art lovers and those who appreciate and support the endeavours of this small community in profiling the arts.
COONABARABRAN SHOW ART PREVIEW NIGHT 9/03/2017 9/03/2017 The Art Pavilion at the Coonabarabran Showground sue.brookhouse@bigpond.com 6842 2373 Join our artists, the judges and those with an interest in art for the preview of exhibited works for the Coonabarabran Show. The evening commences at 7.30pm and entry is $8 (A), $3 (Ch). Light refreshments will be served. The Orbital Swing Band will entertain throughout the evening. The judges will introduce the winning pieces and explain the elements that make them prizewinning artworks.
438_352674_10Mar2017164718_Outback Archies Legends Landscapes.jpg Opening Preview evening - The Outback Archies 27/03/2017 27/03/2017 The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Open preview night, Monday 27th March 2017, 6pm-7.30pm @ The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre (refreshments provided) The Outback Archies Exhibition, held annually, this popular annual exhibition and art prize is all about celebrating the colour, creativity and spirit of our communities across the region. It features artworks from across Western NSW from the two regional arts boards of Outback Arts and Orana Arts, covering a huge area from Dubbo up to the Queensland border.
438_352674_10Mar2017164648_Sunburnt Country Exhibition.jpg Love a Sunburnt Country Exhibition 30/06/2017 4/08/2017 The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Please join us on the opening night Friday 30th June from 6:00pm - 7.:30pm Celebrate with the artists over a drink the beauty of this land !! 'Love a Sunburnt Country' Art Exhibition presented by Artists, Therese Gabriel Wilkins & Cheryl McCoy.
445_352674_11Mar2017093547_Outback Archies resized.png Outback Archies Touring Exhibition 28/03/2017 21/04/2017 The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 www.nationalparks.nsw..gov.au Featuring the works of artists from the Orana and Outback Arts regions in NSW, the Outback Archies celebrates the colour, creativity and spirit of our communities. Established in 2011, the exhibition explores the theme Legends and Landscapes through various perspectives and mediums. The Outback Archies is currently touring the region with the 2016 winning and selected works on show at The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre until late April.
0_352674_21Mar2017160037_IMG_2360.JPG Sir Ivan Bushfire Fundraiser Concert 25/03/2017 25/03/2017 Warrumbungles Mountain Motel warrumbunglelodge@bigpond.com 0268421832 www.warrumbungle.com Fundraising Concert from 4pm Saturday, 25th March to assist those affected by the Sir Ivan bushfire. Graham Kelly and the mountain men to entertain along with local paramedic Dave Hunter on bagpipes. The Rotary Club of Coonabarabran will provide the barbecue. There will be a licensed bar, soft drinks and lots of other food available. Kody's Coffee Machine will be on site. There will be raffles as well as the opportunity to donate 1 steel post or 10 and all proceeds will go directly to BLAZE AID to assist in the rebuilding of stock fences destroyed in the fire. RSVP for catering purposes to 68421832. We are located 9ks west of the township on the Timor Road leading to the Warrumbungle National Park
0_352674_21Mar2017160417_SkywritersLaunchC.pdf Skywriters project report 24/03/2017 24/03/2017 Coonabarabran Library leonie.heslop@mrl.nsw.gov.au 0268421093 Are you a creative writer or dreamt of becoming one? Come and join us at the library for the Skywriters project launch, Friday 24 at 12.30pm.
Mendooran Old Time New Vogue & Young At Heart Dance 29/04/2017 29/04/2017 Mechnaics Institute Hall Bandulla Street mendoorcoord@yahoo.com.au 0268861221 Mendooran Old Time New Vogue & Young At Heart Dance at the Mendooran Mechanics Institute Hall on Saturday 29th April 2017 commencing at 8pm. Auction on the night Cost $10 per person. Music -"Dancing With Tony" Please bring a plate to share at suppertime. Tea & coffee is provided. Come and enjoy the dancing or just listen to Tony's wonderful old time music favourites. Proceeds in aid of the Sir Ivan Fire Appeal. For bookings and further infomation contact Judy 02 68 861 221.
0_352674_29May2017165227_Coming Home Yoga Workshop.pdf Coming Home Yoga Workshop 10/06/2017 10/06/2017 Coonabarabran Activity Centre yogawithkira@gmail.com 0410555629 yogawithkira.webs.com A soul nurturing workshop for all levels including flowing Hatha Yoga, calming breathing techniques, meditation and a Sound Bath deep relaxation featuring the Tibetan Singing Bowls.
"Footprints in the Sands of Time" Book Launch 6/07/2017 6/07/2017 Tourist Information Centre, John Street Coonabarabran dpscoona@bigpond.com 02 6842 5000 www.coonabarabranhistorygroup.com.au "Footprints in the Sands of Time". Stories of Aboriginal soldiers in the First World War who had a Coonabarabran connection. This book has been researched by Joy Pickette with assistance from Aboriginal families of these soldiers and Michael Bell, Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Australian War Memorial. It has been published by the Coonabarabran DPS Local & Family History Group Inc. The book launch will be at 2.30 pm. All welcome.
Art Workshop 29/07/2017 29/07/2017 Mendooran CWA Rooms Bandulla Street bethmcgirr@outlook.com 0268442227; 0428442227 N/A Art Workshop Water Colour & Drawing Saturday 29th July 2017 9am - 3.30pm Tutor: Sue Brookhouse Mendooran CWA Rooms Bandulla Street $30 per person Beginners Welcome Contact Beth McGirr 0268442227 0428442227 bethmcgirr@outlook.com
445_352674_16Jul2017152154_al buchan.jpg Al Buchan LIVE MUSIC 21/07/2017 21/07/2017 IMPERIAL HOTEL Saloon Bar albuchanmusic@gmail.com 0438386237 www.facebook.com/albuchanmusic Relax and enjoy SONGS OF THE 70's with guitarist, singer, Al Buchan - 7pm till 11pm + free entry and delicious 2-for-1 meals! Every Friday night in July!
0_352674_16Jul2017181045_IMG_2189.JPG Al Buchan "SONGS OF THE 70's" 22/07/2017 22/07/2017 Dunedoo Bowls Club albuchanmusic@gmail.com 0438386237 www.facebook.com/albuchanmusic Enjoy your favourite songs from the 70's with popular entertainer, guitarist and singer, Al Buchan (7:30pm till 10:30pm)
0_352674_21Jul2017101408_2017 Mendooran Race Poster A4 Picture.jpg Mendooran Turf Club Races 2/09/2017 2/09/2017 Mendooran Racecourse mendturf@hotmail.com 0487 525 300 N/A 6 Race Programme Bar & food facilities on-course Free courtesy bus to and from the racecourse Fashions in the Field On-course tote-local and metro bookmakers Buses welcome Jumping castle, face painting & activities for the children Free camping area within walking distance Come and enjoy a great say out and help us celebrate 160 years of RACING!
0_352674_23Jul2017095411_Tourism NSW.jpg MENDOORAN RODEO 14/10/2017 14/10/2017 Mendooran Showground mendooranrodeo@hotmail.com 0428488159 https://www.facebook.com/mendooranrodeo/ Mendooran Rodeo provides a days entertainment of a full program rodeo with the nations best rodeo athletes competing within the ABCRA rodeo circuit. Enjoy the days events alongside trade stalls, great food and company with a bar operating into the late hours accompanied by live entertainment. Why not set up camp and enjoy the night! The main performance pulls together all the open competitors to provide you an action packed showcase of the best rodeo stock and competitors in Australia aiming to take home the points and money! Mendooran's hospitality is second to none, along the gorgeous Castlereagh River the township has camping available at the Mendooran Rest Area free or alternatively at the Mendooran Showground with access to amenities. You may notice our spectacular marquee at the grounds and wonder who is that for. Sponsors are treated to an amazing seat alongside the arena served with a meal and complimentary drinks to enjoy the show they have supported to exist. If you are considering supporting our event, you wont be disappointed!
0_352674_29Jul2017160119_ fortyinch.jpeg Afternoon Tea and Open Afternoon at Milroy Observatory 1/10/2017 1/10/2017 Milroy Observatory, Morrisseys Rd, Coonabarabran info@milroyobservatory.com.au 0428288244 https://www.facebook.com/MilroyCoonabarabran/ Come out and check out Milroy Observatory, home of Australia's largest public viewing telescope. Learn about its history and check out the facility. Have a cuppa and a scone with our astronomers and ask all those questions you didn't remember to ask at the other astrofest events.
0_352674_02Aug2017205232_IMG_6028.JPG HIDDEN VALLEY CLASSIC 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 Coolah Recreation Ground. kevcon5@bigpond.com 02 63771066 https://www.facebook.com/Coolah-Bikeworx-317652711622335/ WIND it up down the Goat Track & plough headfirst into a wombat hole...scare the hell out of yourself as well as the wombats...maybe just a leisurely cruise down Apple Gum Lane. Kamikaze or Apple Gum cruiser...whatever your style, it's a hell of a ride. THE COURSE is 90% singletrack with rugged ridges, thick forest, sheep paddocks, firetrail, grassland & more. There's millions of trees including Red Gum, Stringybark, Black Pine, White Box & Apple Gum. There'll be roos, goats, wallabies, wombats, feral pigs, echidnas, goannas, maybe even a banshee ? START/FINISH at the Coolah Recreation Ground 3k south of Coolah. New amenities with plenty of showers/toilets & camping is available adjacent to the track. You'll need to be reasonably fit for this one...12yrs & up.
Art & Craft sale 16/08/2017 19/08/2017 Anglican Church Hall, Dalgarno St., Coonabarabran. gsgiles@activ8.net.au 0268427977 waaciartscrafts.wikifoundry.com Art and craft made by local artists and craftspeople for sale. Open daily from 10 am until 4 pm Wednesday to Friday, and 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday. Tea and coffee available. Please support members of Warrumbungle Arts And Craft Inc. Everyone welcome.
Science in the Pub 29/09/2017 29/09/2017 Coonabarabran Bowling Club ssovisitorcentre@anu.edu.au http://www.starfest.org.au/ Join Professor Fred Watson and a line up of stellar guest panelists for a fun filled evening discussing the mysteries of the Universe including the much anticipated Astro Song live on stage!
Siding Spring Observatory Open Day 30/09/2017 30/09/2017 Siding Spring Observatory ssovisitorcentre@anu.edu.au http://www.starfest.org.au/ Saturday 30th September 9:30am to 4pm Come and explore Siding Spring Observatory. There’s a whole day of activities! Open Day Program (2017 Program coming soon) Tour the telescopes Hear talks by world famous astronomers in the AAT Dome (2017 Program coming soon) Talks designed for children in the Exploratory (2017 Program coming soon) Enjoy activities for the whole family See the science displays including solar viewing and Starr’s Planetarium Eat at the newly refurbished Exploratory cafe, or grab a sausage sizzle on the way round Starfest will be supporting the Coonabarabran Hospital Paliative Care Unit this year. And much much more
The Bok Lecture 1/10/2017 1/10/2017 Coonabarabran Bowling Club ssovisitorcentre@anu.edu.au http://www.starfest.org.au/ The Bok Lecture. "Aliens" is not the answer! Sunday 1st October at the Coonabarabran Bowling Club Doors open at 9am for a 10am start. There's a lot of weird stuff happening in the universe, weirder that we could have ever imagined. Every now and again we find something really weird, something that looks like aliens are at work! But what is really happening? Professor Matthew Colless is going to try and explain what's really going on.
Tunes on the Turf 11/11/2017 Dunedoo Sports Club dunedoosportsclub@hotmail.com 02 63751018 Various singers throughout the afternoon and into the night.
0_352674_09Aug2017125342_Dabblers Art Exhibition 2017.jpg Out & about with the Dabblers Art Exhibition 24/08/2017 9/10/2017 Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre kathryn.olsen@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 An Art Exhibition inspired by the local environment, artwork by a group of talented local artists. Opening night Thursday 24th August 6pm (Drink & nibblies supplied) @ The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre Baradine Open 7 days 9.00am - 4.00pm
0_352674_12Aug2017201416_Cartoon plus Name Logo Tempas 300.jpg Doganabuganaram Ride 23/09/2017 23/09/2017 Binnaway Sports Ground magicmits@gmail.com 0474036393 www.registernow.com.au This community event will allow you to participate in a 20, 40 or 80 kilometre ride through the beautiful landscape that surrounds Binnaway. This event is fully supported and will include a BBQ lunch at the completion of the event. The event will commence at the Binnaway Sports Ground and all riders will return to the grounds. Riders must have their own bikes and helmets to participate in the event. Compulsory briefing for all riders will be conducted at 8:00am. Spots in the 20 and 40 kilometre events are limited so enrol early. All details and costs are available on www.registernow.com.au. and you must register on the website by the 19th September, 2017. Registrations will not be available on the day.
0_352674_23Aug2017141534_wcc oztag Oct 2017.jpg Disability Knockout & Information Day 5/10/2017 5/10/2017 Coonabarabran Town Oval No 1 deanne.britton@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 02 6849 2200 Warrumbungle Community Care invites you to meet Disability Service Providers, ask questions and find out more about the services available in our local communities. A free family day out from 1am until 3pm, including Disability Service information stalls, children's activities and sand art, sports ability games for all ages, DJ entertainment, special guest speakers and free canteen and BBQ. The OZ Knockout Carnival game begins at 12pm and entries close on the 29th September, 2017. Contact Warrumbungle Community Care for Team Nomination Forms.
0_352674_30Aug2017140239_Stage Photo.jpg Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival 1/03/2018 4/03/2018 coordinator@dunedoo.org.au 0427637266
0_352674_30Aug2017152730_Coona 2017.PNG FREE Workshop on Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers 11/09/2017 11/09/2017 Cheyenne.O'Brien@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 0268492000 A free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be held in Coonabarabran High School’s library on Monday, 11 September at 5:00pm and Dunedoo Central School’s library in mid September, to show that teaching a learner driver can be a happy and rewarding experience. Topics covered in this workshop include: • The licencing system and the stages involved to graduate onto a full drivers licence; • Laws for learner and provisional drivers; • Crash statistics for younger drivers; • Tips to help teach and develop driving skills of learner drivers; • Driving schools and incentives available to learner drivers; • Helpful resources for supervisors and learner drivers. The free two-hour workshop, ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’, will provide parents and supervisors of learner drivers’ hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice to learner drivers. Light Refreshments will also be available at the workshop and RSVP’s before Friday, September 8 would be greatly appreciated.
0_352674_01Sep2017122440_2017 St Michaels Dunedoo Spring Fair A4.jpg Dunedoo Spring Fair 23/09/2017 23/09/2017 Dunedoo Milling Park louisehennessy@bordernet.com.au 0426211179 St Michael's Parish holds an annual Spring Fair with stalls, food, coffee, BBQ, books, bric a brac, plants, jumping castle and lots more. It starts at breakfast time till around 1pm. This year it is on Saturday 23rd September in Milling Park Dunedoo. All welcome.
Cooinda Fete 28/10/2017 28/10/2017 Cooinda Aged Care Home admin@cooindacoona.com.au 0268420888 www.cooindacoona.com.au Cooinda annual fete will be held this year to celebrate 40 years since the Cooinda Hostel was opened. Funds will go towards the refurbishment of the Nursing Home.
0_352674_12Sep2017202225_IMG_8570.JPG The Coonabarabran Cup Race Meeting 23/10/2017 23/10/2017 The Coonabarabran Racecourse coonajockeyclub@gmail.com.au 0436411576 / 0268421990 The Coonabarabran Jockey Club present a great fun filled day of Racing with Style and Glamour being the epitome of Country Racing at its Best. The Sunday of the races the Jockey Club host a Welcome BBQ at the track for locals and return visitors to catch up with family and friends. Sunday night at the Bowling Club you get to experience a good old fashion Calcutta with a Phantom call of the Cup. Monday morning of the races the Chamber of Commerce put on a FREE breakfast for all the visitors to the town in front of the historic Court House. Then its off to the Races! With a full bar, tearooms, BBQ and a Free light luncheon provided by the Jockey Club there is something to eat for everyone, the Champagne marquee is a big hit with the ladies and with TAB facilities it keeps the punters happy. Fashion on the Field is hotly contested with categories from Turf Tots to Silver Selection...Come and have a great day with The Friendliest Race Club in the Bush!
Warrumbungle Arts And Crafts Inc. Annual Expo & Exhibition 18/10/2017 22/10/2017 Coonabarabran Town Hall gsgiles@activ8.net.au 02 68427977 www.waaciartscrafts.wikifoundry.com Arts & crafts exhibition & expo. Opening night Wednesday, 18th October, at 7.30 pm. Open daily from 10.00 am until 5 pm Thursday - Saturday, and 10.00 am - 2 pm, Sunday, 22nd October. Presentation of Warrumbungle Shire Council Acquisitive Award on opening night. Exhibition of many types of arts, crafts and photography. Entries are invited from artists and craftspeople - for more information or entry forms, please 'phone Rita England on 6842 7846, or Rowanne Cox 6842 1599.
Warrumbungle National Park 23/09/2017 6/10/2017 warrumbungle.np@environment.nsw.gov.au 02 68254364 For further information on the September October school holiday Discovery Program for 2017 at the WNP please contact the NP Visitor Centre direct
438_352674_20Sep2017134406_Tag a long.jpg Pilliga Forest Tag-Along Tour 30/09/2017 30/09/2017 Pilliga Forest pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Experience the vast, ancient & unique Pilliga forest by joining a Discovery Ranger for an adventure full of discovery. A great way to learn about the amazing history of the Pilliga. A perfect opportunity to visit little known sites and see what this vast forest has to offer. Bookings Essential: (Fees apply) Contact, The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, Baradine Ph: (02) 6843 4011 email: pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (Minimum numbers apply to run tour)
Coonabrabran Men's Choir Annual Concert 24/09/2017 24/09/2017 Coonabarabran High School Hall gsgiles@activ8.net.au 0268427977 Choral items to please all musical tastes. Admission is a donation to Cancer Research. 2 pm this Sunday, 24th September.
0_352674_29Sep2017140038_IMG_1149.JPG Learn to Draw Wildlife 4/10/2017 4/10/2017 The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 Join in the fun with our local artist, gain some expertise and knowledge whilst learning how to draw some of our native wildlife. Choose from a huge selection of our Taxidermy birds and animals and learn how to capture their image using a range of drawing materials from pencil, charcoal and ink. Finish the day with some fun and relaxing rock art. Bookings are essential Ph: (02) 6843 4011 (Minimum numbers apply to run activity) Time: 11:00am (1.5hrs) Where: Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, Baradine Age: 8yrs and above Cost: $10 ea
438_352674_26Oct2017133314_Donna 5.jpg International Observe the Moon 28/10/2017 28/10/2017 Milroy Observatory donna@born2fly.com.au 0428288244 www.facebook.com/MilroyCoonabarabran International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration, as well as the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth's nearest neighbor. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration by hosting or attending an InOMN event — and uniting on one day each year to look at and learn about the Moon together over a cup and scone or cookie. $5 per person, bookings essential for catering
0_352674_13Nov2017155659_Orbital Swing Band Concert Flyer 2017.docx Coonabarabran Orbital Swing Band annual concert 26/11/2017 Coonabarabran High School Hall coonaosb@gmail.com 040 1158 116 Commences 2pm. Adults $10, Concession $5, Family $15. Afternoon tea will be provided at intermission
0_352674_25Nov2017105041_IMG20171111203525.jpg 'Land Beneath The Stars' Art exhibition 22/11/2017 31/01/2018 The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 Exhibition on display 22nd Nov 2017 - 31st January 2018
0_352674_28Nov2017201643_23120265_807571642700966_8610681402229949774_o.jpg Christmas Community Shopping Event 16/12/2017 16/12/2017 Dalgarno Street, Coonabarabran donna@born2fly.com.au 0428 288 244 https://www.facebook.com/Coonachambercommerce/ Dalgarno Street between the Clocktower and Woolworths will be closed for a Christmas street party. Kids fun activities and music as well as stalls. Come on down and get those last minute items. Shops along John Street and Cassilis Streets will also be open on the day. See demonstrations by local young people of martial arts and circus skills.
0_352674_28Nov2017203300_lunar eclipse.jpg Total Lunar Eclipse, A Blood Moon and a Blue Moon! 31/01/2018 1/02/2018 Milroy Observatory info@milroyobservatory.com.au 0428 288 244 https://www.facebook.com/MilroyCoonabarabran/ Events start at 9pm and finishes late The start of the eclipse will be at 9:51pm and totality will occur at 11:51 and last until 1:07am on the 1 st February - the entire eclipse will be over by 3:08am. Come along and learn about eclipses - look at the Moon and other heavenly bodies and enjoy supper with others enjoying this spectacular natural event. Bring along a camera and tripod to capture the event. Price: $30 per person or $75 for families. Bookings essential
5 Years On From Wambelong Bushfire - Community Get-Together 13/01/2018 13/01/2018 Warrumbungles Mountain Motel, Timor Road, Coonabarabran tibuc@skymesh.com.au 02 6842 1740 WAMBELONG BUSH FIRE 5 YEARS ON CELEBRATING COMMUNTY SPIRIT AN EVENING GET-TOGETHER SAT 13 JANUARY 2018 5pm-9pm at the Warrumbungles Mountain Motel for all those who were impacted or helped in any way Bring your own food, utensils, soft drink & chair. The motel will provide BBQs, swimming pool and shelter. The motel bar will be open for the event, so please don’t bring your own alcohol. Tea and coffee provided Garden produce swap table – bring your surplus! Organised by local community Supported by Coonabarabran Landcare Contact: 02 6842 1740, tibuc@skymesh.com.au
0_352674_08Dec2017102913_Borobi Mascot QBR 2018.png Queens Baton Relay Community Event 31/01/2018 31/01/2018 No 1 Oval Coonabarabran angela.fairman@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 68492000 Join us for a Family Fun day full of games, entertainment activities and food to celebrate the arrival of the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay on route to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast This celebration will also acknowledge the Batonbearers from around the Shire and surrounding towns, as well as Commonwealth medallist, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor. There is be photo opportunities throughout the day. This is a great honour for our Shire to be able to host the Baton relay.
0_352674_08Dec2017223333_articulate festival placeholderimage.jpg Articulate Festival 22/06/2018 23/06/2018 Coonabarabran hello@articulatefestival.com https://www.articulatefestival.com Articulate is a joyful celebration of Arts, Inclusion, and Culture and takes place in Coonabarabran soon after the Winter Solstice in June. Articulate is managed by Creatives Collective, a group of artists with disability, as part of professional development of their artistic careers, leadership and visibility in the local community. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the sights and sounds as artists, musicians and community come together to celebrate creative works and inclusion. Oh and there's food too.

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