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. Please make sure your attached photo is in a JPeg form as the website WILL NOT ACCEPT a word document or PDF file for the photo

Total Results: 64

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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 8/03/2019 9/03/2019 Coonabarabran Showground coonashow@gmail.com 02 6842 3177 show office 02 6842 1884 Mobile - 0427 423 177 Details for this Event will be advertised when it becomes available
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 19/03/2018 3/04/2018 info@hartwoodfestival.com.au 0456 780 824 www.hartwoodfestival.com.au Country music campfires and bush camping Gates open from the 19th March but the concert will start on Friday 30th March through to Sunday 1st April. Please contact direct for further information
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_30Jan2017101135_event logo.jpg.jpg Art Unlimited 18/05/2018 27/05/2018 Dunedoo Central School, Digilah St Dunedoo media@artunlimitednsw.com.au 0263751540 www.artunlimitednsw.com.au 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 18th to 27th May 2018 with the official opening and exhibition preview taking place on Friday 18 May, 2018 at 7pm. This event is an opportunity for artists to sell their works and for art lovers to have the chance to view these diverse expressions in art, photography and ceramics. Tickets cost $35 and can be booked via the website.
445_352674_30Dec2017121348_Mechanics Institute.jpg Mendooran P A & H Assoc Art Preview Evening 14/03/2018 14/03/2018 Mendooran Mechanics Institute Hall bethmcgirr@outlook.com 02 6844 2227 Join us for a first look at the artwork exhibited for the Mendooran Show in 2018. This event, being held in the renovated Art Deco Mechanics Institute, commences at 7pm .. savouries and drinks are included in the $10 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 1/03/2018 1/03/2018 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.
445_352674_29Dec2017101522_Mendooran races.jpg Mendooran Turf Club Races 1/09/2018 1/09/2018 Mendooran Racecourse mendturf@hotmail.com 0487 525 300 N/A Six race programme with b ar & 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 close by. Come and enjoy a great day out and help us celebrate over 160 years of RACING!
0_352674_23Jul2017095411_Tourism NSW.jpg Mendooran Rodeo 13/10/2018 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! Situated along the gorgeous Castlereagh River, the township has free camping available at the Mendooran Rest Area, or alternatively, at the Mendooran Showground with access to amenities. You may notice our spectacular marquee at the grounds and wonder who that is 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. If you are considering supporting our event, you wont be disappointed!
Tunes on the Turf 10/11/2018 Dunedoo Sports Club dunedoosportsclub@hotmail.com 02 63751018 *EVENT DATE YET TO BE CONFIRMED* Various singers throughout the afternoon and into the night.
0_352674_30Aug2017140239_Stage Photo.jpg Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival 1/03/2018 4/03/2018 coordinator@dunedoo.org.au 0427637266
0_352674_12Sep2017202225_IMG_8570.JPG The Coonabarabran Cup Race Meeting 22/10/2018 22/10/2018 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 National Park Discovery Program 29/09/2018 14/10/2018 Warrumbungle National Park warrumbungle.np@environment.nsw.gov.au 02 68254364 For further information on the September/October school holiday Discovery Program for 2018 at the WNP please contact the NP Visitor Centre direct.
0_352674_25Nov2017105041_IMG20171111203525.jpg 'Land Beneath The Stars' Art exhibition 2/01/2018 21/01/2018 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_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 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.
0_352674_06Jan2018164051_Monty Dwyer.jpg Red in the Centre 17/02/2018 17/02/2018 Baradine Bowling Club cuttselizabeth0@googlemail.com 0447792464 www.visitbaradine.com.au An evening of Australian travel stories and humorous bush yarns with ex-Today show weatherman Monty Dwyer. Cost $20 per person includes dinner. Bookings essential by 12 February, 2018; ph 0447792464 or 0268431166. This is a Baradine CWA event assisted by the RAS Charity Brunch.
0_352674_06Jan2018164826_Rodeo.jpg Baradine Show 14/03/2019 15/03/2019 Baradine Showgrounds, Lachlan Street, Baradine giselafroehlich025@gmail.com 0447792464 www.baradineshow.com.au Great fun for all the family Young Farmers Challenge Nakadoo Bull Ride Yard Dog Trials Off The Track Hack event Live Music Bar Sideshows Barbeque Stalls, Demonstrations, Competitions & Displays and much, much more! Visit www.facebook.com/BaradineShowtime
0_352674_06Jan2018182554_dj varty.jpg DJ Varty at the Imperial hotel 12/01/2018 12/01/2018 Imperial Hotel contact@coasthotelgroup.com https://www.facebook.com/imperialcoona/ The Imperial Hotel, Coonabarabran presents DJ Varty for a night of old and new bangers. Check out this awesome DJ on Friday the 12th of January from 8pm in the main bar in air conditioned comfort. Email contact@coasthotelgroup.com to book or for more information.
0_352674_14Feb2018170632__DSC7380 copy.JPG Art Workshop - "Abstracted Nature" - Jeremy Hawkes 18/03/2018 18/03/2018 Pilliga Pottery info@creativescollective.org https://www.creativescollective.org/event/art-workshop-abstracted-nature-presented-by-jeremy-hawkes/ Jeremy Hawkes is a professional artist / arts worker currently living in Lismore NSW. He has many years experience in exhibiting in Australia and overseas and his practice ranges from the digital to stone carving, drawing, painting and performance. A short film about him made in collaboration with FW Collective can be seen on ABC iView. Jeremy is offering a day-long workshop titled ‘Abstracted Nature’ for local practitioners. Artists will use digital imaging to investigate nature and landscape and then be shown a variety of techniques to re-imagine these images into the abstract realm for sculpture, painting or ceramics. Bring digital camera and / or phone, sketching paper / pad, preferred drawing media (pencil, graphite, charcoal etc), other preferred media for studio investigation such as watercolours, oil / acrylic paints, air drying clay, ceramics, small canvas, or other desired (portable) medium. This class is perfect for artists at any stage of their career who are looking to take their creativity to the next level. Refreshments and meals are available at the Blue Wren Cafe or bring your own.
0_352674_16Feb2018125734_THE Rural Woman Full Bloom Event Poster.png THE Rural Woman Full Bloom Event 17/03/2018 17/03/2018 The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre & Baradine venues vivian@vivianevans.com.au 0429424335 https://www.vivianevans.com.au/the-rw-full-bloom-event A day of workshops focused for Rural Women by Rural Women. Choose from a variety of broad ranging topics including Art Therapy, Personal Well being, Conflict Resolution, Permaculture and Health Care. You Cherry pick the events you want to participate in! Whether it be 1 or 4 YOUR Opportunities: YOUR Choices : YOUR Passion : YOUR Learning Experience Network with other awesome rural women, relax learn and have fun. Join the Art, Photography and Poetry exhibition launch at 4.30pm Open to All!
0_352674_20Feb2018161630_Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 10.35.42 am.png Six Week Yoga Course 28/02/2018 4/04/2018 Coonabarabran Activity Centre Dalgarno Street yogawithkira@gmail.com 0410555629 www.yogawithkira.webs.com Nurture yourself with Yoga. This course is suitable for all fitness levels and includes yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation with sound healing featuring the Tibetan Singing bowls.
0_352674_24Feb2018115411_The Barber of Seville Flyer - overprinted for Coonabarabran.jpg THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, OPERA UNDER THE GUM TREES at PILLIGA POTTERY 6/04/2018 6/04/2018 Pilliga Pottery/Barkala Farm pottery@tpg.com.au 0268422239 www.barkalafarmstay.com.au Come and laugh under the stars with your family and friends and enjoy a magical night out! Fri 6 April 2018 @ 7.30 pm-doors open 6.00pm Pottery and Café open all day. Tickets: $35adult/$32conc or group (10 paid together)/$15students (High Sc.& Uni). Enjoy a delicious meal at the Blue Wren Bush Cafe to start your evening-$20/person including a raffle ticket! (Meal coupon must be pre purchased) USE YOUR $20 VOUCHER TO CHOOSE FROM THESE 3 MEAL OPTIONS: - Woodfired Pizza (Margarita, Meat lover, Supreme, Tuna, Regina, Hawaiian) - German Meal (2 German sausages with sauerkraut and roasted potatoes) - Vegetarian curry with rice and fresh baked buns. Gelato and drinks also available at our licensed Café. Food available from 5.30pm. Tickets and meal coupons available from: Prezzies Coonabarabran or by phone from Pilliga Pottery. For more information: Pilliga Pottery Facebook or email or phone. To get there: By car via Newell Highway turn off onto Borambitty Rd or Bus Service available from Coonabarabran - $10 (pick up at Visitor Centre @ 5.30pm). DON’T FORGET TO BRING A RUG OR A CHAIR TO SIT ON! CAMPING OR ACCOMMODATIONS OPTIONS: www.barkalafarmstay.com.au
0_352674_24Feb2018170336_Treat yourself March 17 Bree.jpg Weekend Retreat in the Pilliga 16/03/2018 18/03/2018 Pilliga Pottery/Barkala Farm pottery@tpg.com.au 0268422239 www.barkalafarmstay.com.au Join Laura Burghaus founder of Kissen Australia at her family oasis Barkala Farm (also know as Pilliga Pottery) for a women’s only weekend. Indulge in delicious healthy food, yoga and meditation, stargazing, bush walks, great company, a massage and a ceramic workshop by Pilliga Pottery. Laura is a Yoga Australia accredited teacher. Whether you are a mother, carer or just need a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend away, this is the perfect retreat for you. Beginners to yoga are also welcome. Contact Laura if you would like to gift this weekend to a loved one. Included are 2 x nights accommodation / 6 x Delicious GF, DF Vegetarian Meals by Christine Corner / 1 x Stargazing with Donna Burton / 5 x Yoga & Mediation Classes / 1 x Pottery Workshop / 1 x Massage. Limited to 10 spots. $485 Shared Room – 3 to 4 people per room. Without accommodation $435. Other accommodation available through Barkala Farm Stay. Please pay a deposit of $150 to book your spot today. This deposit is non-refundable but transferable. A confirmation email with further information will be sent to you.
0_352674_08Mar2018145203_6297B484-E233-4FC8-B458-C84F8CD96229.jpeg Earth Hour @ Milroy 24/03/2018 24/03/2018 Milroy Observatory donna@born2fly.com.au 0428 288 244 Http://www.facebook.com/MilroyCoonabarabran Celebrate Earth Hour under our amazing dark skies at Milroy Observatory Coonabarabran - learn about the importance of dark skies and see the difference they make. Star gaze through our telescopes and learn how to reduce light pollution - in a truly dark location. $30 adults, $15 child (4-16) $75 family of 2 adults/2 children
178_352674_13Mar2018120036_20171108_101447.jpg Community Services Expo 14/11/2018 14/11/2018 Coonabarabran Town Hall communitycare@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 68492200 info@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au A community event not to be missed, free to all the community with a large range of diverse services, covering all ages.
Hotel Dunedoo Camp Oven Cook Off 9/06/2018 9/06/2018 Hotel Dunedoo admin@hoteldunedoo.com 0263751403 Hotel Dunedoo will be hosting our third Camp Oven Cook Off on the 9th of June 2018! Participants are to register by the 7th of June 2018. Only $10.00 to purchase food and be a judge and all proceeds will go to the Hotel Members Club. The famous billy boil competition will be on again and other fantastic activities to keep the family entertained. The huge raffle will be drawn on the night with tickets available, closer to the date, from the bar. Starting time to cook will from 10.00 am. The Camp Oven Cook Off officials will have coals ready for you to start. Registration is free. Participants are able to enter their camp oven dish into three categories; Damper, Stew or Signature. All dishes must be cooked in a camp oven on site, no pre cooking permitted but you may prepare ingredients at home. Damper/bread dishes are to be ready at 3.30 pm for judging. All other dishes are to be ready by 4.30 pm for judging. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day. Last year was a huge success and this year will be bigger and better.
NSW Seniors Week - Local Activities 8/04/2018 14/04/2018 Various - diannedow1949@gmail.com Colleen - 68422302, Lyn - 68424001 Official Opening - Sunday 8th - Town Hall - 11:00 am. Names in by 5th for catering BBQ lunch Monday 9th - Bus trip - Gulgong - Cost $20 for bus. Leave 8:00am. Names and money in by 5th April (can be left at Prezzies in an envelope with your name on it) Tuesday 10th - Cooinda - morning tea 9:30 am, music -10:00 Wednesday 11th - 10:30 am - croquet at Bowling Club. Lunch - 12:00 - cost $20 - names and money in by 5th April. Thursday 12th - 10:30 am - Grandparents Day at Coonabarabran Primary School Friday 13th - 10:30 am - Grandparents Day at St Lawrence's Primary School Saturday 14th - Picnic lunch - Neilson Park
0_352674_26Mar2018111602_2018 Mendooran Singers Concert Poster.jpg Mendooran Singers' Concert 21/04/2018 21/04/2018 Mechanics Institute Hall Bandulla Street Mendooran NSW 2842 dukcia93@y7mail.com 0268861337 N/A Come and join us at the Mendooran Singers' Concert in the beautiful Mendooran Mechanics Institute Hall on Saurday 21st April 2018. Commencing at 7.30pm, there will be something for everyone in the programme. From the classical to the ridiculous, be prepared for an evening of fun and entertainment! Children under 10years are free, everyone else is $10 per person which includes supper. There will be a raffle and lucky door prizes.
0_352674_01Apr2018115205_Pilliga Tag Along 2016 Leanne Alessi - Eureka Photography.jpg Pilliga Forest Tag-Along Tours- April School Holiday Discovery Program 18/04/2018 24/04/2018 Pilliga Forest pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Experience the vast, ancient and unique Pilliga forest by joining a Discovery Ranger for an adventure full of discovery. A great way to learn about Pilliga's amazing history. A perfect opportunity to visit little known sites and see what this vast forest has to offer. Wednesday 18th April, Saturday 21st April & Tuesday 24th April 2018 (weather permitting) Time: 9.00am Meet: The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, Wellington Street, Baradine NSW Cost: $25 Ad, $10 Ch (5-12yrs) $20 Conc, $60 Family (2Ad + 2Ch) (minimum numbers apply to run program) Bookings Essential: Ph (02) 6843 4011 Email: pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au
0_352674_01Apr2018121306_Sandstone Caves Discovery Tour.jpg Sandstone Caves Guided Tours - April School Holiday Discovery Program 17/04/2018 23/04/2018 Sandstone Caves - Pilliga Nature Reserve pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Join in this walking tour with our experienced local Discovery Ranger. Experience the geology and diverse flora and fauna. This unique tour highlights the history and cultural significance for the Gamilaroi people. An easy 1.7km walk meanders around a ridge honeycombed with beautiful Sandstone Caves containing Aboriginal Rock Art. Tuesday 17th April & Monday 23rd April 2018 Time: 10.30am (2 hours) Meet: Sandstone Caves car park (Details on booking) Cost: $15 adult, $10 child, $10 concession, $50 family (2Ad+2Ch) (minimum numbers apply to run activity) Bookings Essential: Ph: (02) 6843 4011 Email: pilliga.discoverycentre@environment.nsw.gov.au
0_352674_16Apr2018161856_CR David Malin.jpg Winning Sky Photos 2017 David Malin Awards 16/04/2018 31/05/2018 Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre aileen.bell@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 0268492144 David Malin exhibition is being viewed at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre.. from 9am to 5pm everyday. Winning Sky Photos is the exhibition of top entries from the David Marlin Awards astrophotography competition. Held annually by the Central West Astronomical Society, it is open to photographers around Australia. The photographs are judged by world-renowned astrophotographer David Malin.
2018 North West Equestrian Expo 1/06/2018 5/06/2018 Coonabarabran coona.expo@gmail.com http://www.nwequestrianexpo.com.au/ The 2018 North West Equestrian Expo dates are Friday, June 1 to Tuesday, June 5. The program, rules and regulations are now available on this website. This year Expo entries will be processed online via Nominate. Entries opened on Nominate on Friday, March 16 and will close on Friday, April 13 (re-opened until April 30) All schools must register via their Team Manager before your entries can be accepted. Team Managers’ registration opened on Thursday, March 8. At the close of entries each Team Manager will be expected to sign off on the students attending Expo and confirm that they are entered in the correct classes and that they do attend the school. Entries have re-opened on Nominate until April 30. There will be no late fee charged.
0_352674_27Apr2018155006_EatTheEmu.jpg ABC’s Stargazing Live returns 22/05/2018 24/05/2018 Coonabarabran coonavic@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 02 68492144 www.abc.net.au/stargazing ABC’s Stargazing Live returns to take Australia on a journey through the galaxy Renowned physicist, Professor Brian Cox and popular TV personality, Julia Zemiro return to take Australia on a breathtaking journey through the galaxy with Stargazing Live, airing on the ABC and iview at 8pm local time on 22, 23 and 24 May. Broadcasting over three nights from Australian National University’s Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) in New South Wales, the series, produced by BBC Studios, will immerse the audience in a celebration of the night sky, with a focus on features that are best experienced from Australian soil. PLEASE NOTE: This event is not open to the public at Siding Spring but will be airing on the ABC over the period of 22nd to 24th of May.
Days for Girls Open Day and Cambodian Story 11/05/2018 11/05/2018 Uniting Church Hall, Charles Street, Coonabarabran nwiese@bigpond.com 02 68428 276 The community and wider are invited to join the Coonabarabran Days for Girls Team to celebrate 2 years of supporting the education of young girls in underdeveloped countries. Days4Girls provides sustainable sanitary kits to the girls so they can attend school each day. The day will commence at 11am with a presentation on the Cambodian Story; a member recently visited Cambodia and this presentation will be followed by a Cambodian Style Luncheon. This is a great opportunity to see the work of the Coona team but also to glean info to establish a Days for Girls team in your community. Bring your friends along ..
0_352674_30Apr2018151531_BBB-WSC.jpg Blues, Booze & BBQ 19/05/2018 19/05/2018 Black Gate Distillery mail@blackgatedistillery.com 02 6886 1123 www.blackgatedistillery.com Come and celebrate World Whisky Day at our Blues, Booze and BBQ event! Saturday 19th May from Noon - Midnight We are excited to be working with Two Heads Brewing (Bathurst), Badlands Brewery (Orange) and Small Acres Cyder (Borenore) to bring you some of the best local beers and ciders available! Our humble whisky bar will be stocked with international and plenty of Aussie whisky, with some very special pre-release Aussies on pour! There will be a selection of smoked meats on offer throughout the day and night and great music throughout supplied by Macquarie River Mudflappers and Brad Haling.
438_352674_02May2018130934_Hershey1.jpg Inaugural Swap Meet and Bric a Brac Day 12/08/2018 12/08/2018 Coonabarabran Race Course godown@iinet.net.au 0429 441 481 Coonabarabran Auto Restorers Society is presenting the first of many Swap Meets and Bric a Brac Days in Coonabarabran to commence at the Race Course at 6am. Vendors will be able to access the area from midday on Saturday to set up their site but please note there will be no formal security provided for the event. Vendors fee is $10 per site .. set up and share your precious goods; motor vehicle focused goods or BricABrac. To register for a site please contact 0429 441 481 or 02 6842 8218 For the public .. gates open at 6am on Sunday 12th August .. come along to browse and buy .. entry fee is $2 per person Food and Drink stalls will be available on the day but please .. NO ALCOHOL
438_352674_08May2018091049_EatTheEmu.jpg Baradine - Star Gazing Live World Record Attempt Event 23/05/2018 23/05/2018 Baradine Showground donna@born2fly.com.au 0428288244 Www.facebook.com/milroyCoonabarabran Would you like to be part of the Stargazing Live Guinness World Record attempt? If so then read on … On Wednesday, 23 May, together with Australian National University (ANU) Stargazing Live is calling on all Australians to help smash the Guinness World Records title for the most people in one country stargazing at the same time, asking over 30, 000 people across multiple sites to simultaneously observe an object in the night sky through a telescope for the same 10-minute period. The current Guinness World Records title, set in 2015 by the ANU, is 7,960 people across 37 locations. STARGAZING LIVE 2018 – GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT The ABC in partnership with Australian National University will lead a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people stargazing – multiple venues. This record is for the greatest number of people stargazing simultaneously across different venues. The current World Record, set in 2015 by the Australian National University, stands at 7,960 people across 37 locations. The ABC are aiming to set a record this year so large that it will be nearly impossible to break againand they need your help to achieve this!
0_352674_13May2018042730_ghjs.jpg Driftng North Again George Huitker and Junk Sculpture 8/07/2018 8/07/2018 Warrumbungles Mountain Motel warrumbunglelodge@bigpond.com 0268421832 https://www.facebook.com/junksculpture/ Family friendly concert to start @ 4pm Sunday, 8th July @ the Warrumbungles Mountain Motel. George Huitker & Junk Sculpture will entertain with their highly energetic retro themed music as well as their own original tunes. Food and licensed bar will be available. NO BYO. Please RSVP for catering purposes by Thursday, 5th July by calling 0268421832 or emailing warrumbunglelodge@bigpond.com Tickets are $10 per person
0_352674_18May2018095800_stargazing ad.jpg Coonabarabran High School Star Party 23/05/2018 23/05/2018 Coonabarabran High School oval peter.small@anu.edu.au 6849 2144 https://www.facebook.com/events/732195413836160/ Please join the Coonabarabran High School team and ANU's Siding Spring Observatory team at Coonabarabran High School oval for an evening of fun and excitement as we try to help break a Guinness World Record! This free community event will include a live screening of Stargazing Live with Brian Cox. The High School will also be running a fundraiser with BBQ, tea and coffee. Event Timings: 7.00pm: Event registration / Telescope collection 8.00pm: Stargazing Live broadcast commences (World Record attempt will take place between 8.00pm and 9.00pm) 10.00pm: Event concludes It is important that you register now as numbers are finalising. Please register here, also to place an order for a telescope it required - https://www.facebook.com/events/732195413836160/ Also for FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coonabarabran-high-school-organised-by-australian-national-university-sso-star-party-tickets-45040077083
438_352674_29May2018114450_Deb.jpg Deb Webber Live Show - Coonabarabran! 9/06/2018 9/06/2018 Coonabarabran Bowling Club debwebberevents@gmail.com 0427799611 www.debwebber.com.au Deb Webber is star of international award-winning TV Show 'Sensing Murder' and former 9 year columnist of Woman's Day columnist where she proved Life After Death. This is your chance to witness the famous Psychic Medium Deb Webber in action. Deb will walk through the audience, giving spontaneous readings and connecting those chosen audience members with their loved ones in spirit. Sometimes the souls are cheeky, sometimes sad, sometimes humorous but they are always inspiring for those chosen and for those who witness the extraordinary detail that Deb can bring through from spirit. There will be time for your spiritual question and answers. Then Deb will guide you through a Gold Light protection meditation using her Tibetan Singing Bowls, to close the beautiful evening. The doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Come along to this once-off event!
438_352674_31May2018151736_Workshop Photo2.jpg The Common Thread - Custodians of Knowledge Exhibition 28/05/2018 28/06/2018 The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre pfdc@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 A creative outcome from the Orana Arts CETA program.
0_352674_05Jun2018110654_Shave volunteers.jpg The Big Warrumbungle Shave 15/06/2018 15/06/2018 Coonabarabran Council Chambers paul.sanmiguel@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 0414 011 021 www.tinyurl.com/ybfzrzzo The Big Warrumbungle Shave is a local community event to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Eleven well known community identities have volunteered to have their heads shaved for this worthy cause. These include Ambrose Doolan and Denis Todd (councillors), Roger Bailey (Council general manager), Peter Redden and Ann Bowden (long-time local identities), Jacob McKernan (Fire & Rescue), David Maher (Police), David Hunter, (Ambulance), Duncan Graham and Mark Heaney (Coonabarabran High School) and Paul San Miguel (Council). The goal is to raise $10,000. Chris Korff will be conducting an auction at the start of the event to give everyone the opportunity to shave one of these local identities. Donations can be made in advance at the Council offices or by using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/ybfzrzzo. Event details: Coonabarabran Council Chambers Friday 15 June at 10.30am
0_352674_06Jun2018143251_JamieGilbert_AAT_MilkyWay.jpg Siding Spring Observatory Open Day 29/09/2018 29/09/2018 Siding Spring Observatory brad.condon@anu.edu.au 0268426363 www.starfest.org.au Open Day. Siding Spring Observatory. Saturday 29th September 9:30am to 4pm Come and explore Siding Spring Observatory. There’s a whole day of activities! Tour the telescopes Enjoy activities for the whole family See the science displays including solar viewing and Planetarium Eat at the Dome Cafe, or grab a sausage sizzle on the way round And much much more No booking required, just come on up!
0_352674_12Jun2018182150_WWRY poster A4 FINAL-page-001.jpg We Will Rock You 28/06/2018 30/06/2018 Coonabarabran High School aimee.rossler@det.nsw.edu.au 0438686060 www.coonabarabranhigh.com/wp/ Coonabarabran High School is presenting the musical "We Will Rock You". The shows will take place at Coonabarabran High School at the following times: Thursday 28 June at 7:30pm Friday 29 June at 7:30pm Saturday 30 June at 2:30pm Saturday 30 June at 7:30pm Tickets are available at Prezzies, Coonabarabran High School and at the door. Pricing is as follows: Pre-school: free Infant/Primary student: $5.00 High School student/Pensioner: $15.00 Adults: $20.00 Family (2 adults/2 students) : $45.00 Group Discount 10%
438_352674_04Jul2018100814_Tour de gorge 2018.jpg 2018 'Tour de Gorge' Charity Bike Ride 1/09/2018 1/09/2018 Pilliga Forest pfdc@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Join us for our annual Tour de Gorge mountain bike challenge. A slightly different course taking in the beautiful Pilliga forest reserves. Proudly supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. (All profits from the event will be donated to the WRHS). Start & finish: Pilliga Pottery - Borambitty Road, Coonabarabran. Bike Riding not for you, bring your family and friends and join us at Pilliga Pottery. Enjoy traditional European hospitality with a meal or refreshment from the licensed Blue Wren Café. Explore what's on offer with the local community stall holders. Registration forms & enquiries contact The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre. Ph: (02) 6843 4011 email: pfdc@environment.nsw.gov.au
0_352674_27Jun2018152144_NAIDOC Logo_2018Landscape.jpg NAIDOC Week 2018 8/07/2018 15/07/2018 Coonabarabran coonabarabran.lalc@bigpond.com 0268423137 Sunday 8th July 2018 - NAIDOC Week Mass, St Lawrence's Catholic Church 9:30am - 11:30am Monday 9th July 2018 - Official Opening Ceremony, Flag Raising & Smoking Ceremony and Guest Speakers, Coonabarabran Town Hall 10:00am - 12:00noon Tuesday 10th July 2018 - Children Language Bingo, Lots of prizes to be won, for ages up to 14 years old, morning tea provided, Coonabarabran Town Hall 10:00am - 11:00am; Adult Language Bingo, lots of prizes to be won, for ages 15 years and older, afternoon tea provided, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Wednesday 11th July 2018 - Family Activity Day, Fun for all the family, No 1 Oval Coonabarabran (Coonabarabran Town Hall if wet weather), 10:00am - 2:00pm Thursday 12th July 2018 - Talent Quest, Open to all ages, prizes to be one, receive a participation goody bag, must pre-register by Tuesday 10th July 2018, 4pm, Coonabarabran Town Hall 11:00am - 2:00pm Friday 13th July 2018 - Disco, Theme red, black and yellow, prizes for best dressed, Pre-school to Year 2, Coonabarabran Town Hall, 5:00pm - 6:30pm Year 3 - Year 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
0_352674_04Jul2018135852_DOGANABUGANARAM RIDE2.jpg Dog-ana-bug-ana-ram Ride 22/09/2018 Binnaway magicmits@gmail.com 0474036393 www.registernow.com.au ***REGISTRATIONS OPEN 7th JULY*** -Come and enjoy our 12k’s, 35k’s, 75k’s rides -Complete circuits for all riding abilities Cost start at $40 per person & include lunch 8.30am briefing for a 9am start Fully supported Jerseys $60 Pre–order only Jersey Orders close 27th July 2018 Bookings and Jersey Orders online www.registernow.com.au open 7th July, 2018 Further information: 0474 036393 John 0429 020660 Mitchell
0_352674_11Jul2018143756_Outback-Tour-FV-2018.jpg Skydive Coonabarabran 10/09/2018 10/09/2018 Coonabarabran Airport fun@skydiveoz.com.au 1300185180 https://www.skydiveoz.com.au/event/outback-nsw-skydive-tour/ OUTBACK SKYDIVE TOUR – September 2018 Skydive Oz is bringing you the adrenaline pumping, exciting and fun sport of Skydiving directly to you. Skydive over your hometown! Positions are limited, secure your spot today! TOUR SCHEDULE: 8th Gunnedah 9th Narrabri 10th Coonabarabran 11th Coonamble 12th Walgett 13-14th LightningRidge 15-16th Moree PLUS: Skydive Oz will Donate $5 from every skydive to The Royal Flying Doctor Service, to help support their cause. Click 'Find Tickets' to check availability or to easily book online. Or simply call us on 1300 185 180
Mendooran Annual Hometown Rodeo 13/10/2018 13/10/2018 Mendooran Showground, Dagleish Street, Mendooran 2842 mendooranrodeo@outlook.com 0268862094 Mendooran Rodeo is an action packed event boasting prestige around the circuit as one of the best in the west. Competitors will tough it our on the best bucking rodeo stock in the country supplied by Gil Brothers Rodeo Company. With added unique twists added to the program Mendooran Rodeo Committee aims to have you entertained right up until the last ride, with Mexican theme mule riding challenges and fun crowd participation. Trade stalls supply some retail therapy to give you a great taste of country hospitality, fashions,arts and fun. Meanwhile you can nourish you palette with an american style BBQ and fully equipped bar. As the rodeo action finishes, wind down your adrenaline with a few drinks with your friends and enjoy the live band until late. Camping is free upon a vast area in the showground to camp the night and have some good ole' country fun. Mendooran Rodeo is now providing this event to the community and its visitors proudly for its 15th year! We would love to see you there. Pack the chairs and picnic rugs and hold on tight for the ride of your life!
438_352674_23Jul2018141120_Donna.png Breakfast under the Blood Moon 28/07/2018 28/07/2018 Milroy Observatory donna@born2fly.com.au 0428288244 www.123tix.com.au/events/1734/milroy-observatory-breakfast-under-the-blood-moon Come and enjoy the lunar eclipse and star viewing at Milroy Observatory. Join us for breakfast under the Moon. See Mars at its almost closest approach to Earth as well as other morning sky delights. Starts at 5am..Price $40 adults $20 children $100 for family of 4. Please advise dietary restrictions. Book online at www.123tix.com.au/events/1734/milroy-observatory-breakfast-under-the-blood-moon. http://www.facebook.com/MilroyCoonabarabran
0_352674_29Jul2018155921_Promo concert site photo_reduced size.jpg Back to the Bungles 22/09/2018 22/09/2018 Warrumbungle National Park warrumbungle.np@environment.nsw.gov.au 0268254364
Coonabarabran Garden Club Inc Spring Flower Show 7/09/2018 7/09/2018 Presbyterian Church Hall daphne.howlett1@bigpond.com 0268422341 Coonabarabran Garden Club is holding a Bulb & Camellia Spring Flower Show on Friday 7th of September to be held in the Presbyterian Church Hall in John Street Coonabarabran NSW. Entries are free accepted from 8am to 10am on the morning of the show all welcome to enter. Because it has been so dry this year we have added some new classes to the Schedule. There is a green and a green and white arrangement in the floral art section although the flower cuts etc. must be grown by the exhibitor, the floral art section doesn't have to be so you can buy them or get them from a friend. You can also use green and white vegetables as long as the green one is all green according to the schedule. Other new sections are Best creation of a miniature garden, a fairy garden and a succulent garden. There will be lunch at 12.30 $15 and a trading table with various goods. Schedules available from Library or Ph68422341. Please come and have lunch and enjoy the day.
438_352674_25Sep2018151814_donna.jpg Open Afternoon and Afternoon Tea at Milroy Observatory 30/09/2018 30/09/2018 Milroy Observatory - 2 Morrisseys Road Coonabarabran info@milroyobservatory.com.au 0428288244 www.facebook.com/MilroyCoonabarabran Join us for afternoon tea Safely view our nearest star the Sun through a solar telescope. Check out the historic 40inch telescope and learn about its history. Ask your astronomy related questions and enjoy scones, jam and cream at Milroy Observatory. Starts at 1pm and open through to 5pm Price $10 for Adults, $5 children $18 for Family 2 adults and 2 Children Tickets available from: www.123tix.com.au/events/1919
0_352674_16Sep2018110746_Fundraising poster.jpg The Ride Against Cancer Binnaway Fundraising Dinner 13/10/2018 13/10/2018 The Pavillion, Binnaway Showgrounds binnaway.show@gmail.com 0429441792 https://www.facebook.com/events/540735793045611/ The Ride Against Cancer Binnaway Fundraising Dinner will be held to support blind Paralympian Sue-Ellen Lovett's horse ride across Central Western NSW raising money for the new Western Cancer Centre in Dubbo. Tickets are $25 per person and include a three-course meal, entertainment and lucky door tickets. BYO drinks. Tickets are on sale until 28 September from Prezzies Coonabarabran, Binnaway Newsagency, Binnaway Rural Supplies or Larry Tolmie Agency Binnaway. A bus will run from Coonabarabran if enough interest is received. Contact Pam Southwell for information 0429 441 792.
0_352674_17Sep2018110353_Scenic-Warrumbungle_2.jpg Helicopter Scenic Flights - Warrumbungle National Park 22/09/2018 22/09/2018 Camp Walaay precisionhelis@bigpond.com 0266529988 http://www.precisionhelicopters.com.au/warrumbungle-scenic-flights Helicopter scenic flights over The Grand High Tops, Breadknife, Crater Bluff, Belougery Spire and Siding Spring Observatory. Come "Back to the Bungles" in September with National parks & Wildlife to celebrate the opening of the new Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre. Enjoy a day of family fun with markets, music, science and entertainment for the kids. Departing from Camp Walaay, Warrumbungle National Park 10 minute flight $70 per person (cash only) No need to book, just turn up!
438_352674_18Sep2018143353_Science in the Pub 2.jpg Science in the Pub 28/09/2018 28/09/2018 Coonabarabran ssovisitorcentre@anu.edu.au 0268426363 http://www.starfest.org.au Science in the Pub 2018. Brought to you by 2357 Partnership Group. Dinner and Show tickets on sale Now. Doors will open at 5pm for food and drinks. Join MC - Matthew Dodds 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! Make sure when you book, you write down that question you have always wanted to ask! You may get picked out to have it answered! A complimentry event bus will do local pickups from Motels in the town of Coonabarabran starting at 5pm. You will need to purchase a (free) ticket for that. The panelists this year include: Fred Watson Charley Lineweaver Kirsten Banks Nuria Lorente. This Event is being held at the Coonabarabran Golf Club
438_352674_18Sep2018143207_Chris Lidman 4.jpg The Bok Lecture 29/09/2018 29/09/2018 Siding Spring Observatory ssovisitorcentre@anu.edu.au 0436677494 http://www.starfest.org.au The Bok Lecture this year will be held in conjunction with Siding Spring Open Day. Guest Speaker will be Professor Chris Lidman, Director of Siding Spring Observatory. Have you ever wanted to know where you really come from? They are not talking about biological origins, but your astrophysical ones. Every atom in your body was made somewhere. It turns out, that these atom factories are some of the most violent astrophysical events that people know of. They’ll talk about merging neutron stars, black holes, exploding stars, and the most violent event of them all, the Big Bag itself. Entry will be free.
Digital Bootcamp 18/10/2018 18/10/2018 Warrumbungle Shire Chambers John Street Coonabarabran aileen.bell@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 6849 2140 Lets celebrate Small Business Month .. learn how to help your business and go digital .. learn how to make the most of your customers, how to set up a web page and how to sell on line (yep meet them at their game). Warrumbungle Shire and the WSC Economic Development Promotions Unit have teamed up with BizConnect and will offer this day long program - lunch and snacks included - as a free event for those impacted by drought and isnt every small business. Book your space by contacting Aileen at Council on 6849 2000 to ensure your place is ok .. We'll meet in the shire chambers at 8.30am and the Netstripes Team will take you through the requirements for Small Business in the Digital World. This is a whole day program so be prepared to attend until 6pm .. this is part of the Office of Small Business - Small Business Month Program and will assist business operators to identify and build on strong customer services.
0_352674_25Sep2018085436_IMG_0408.jpg Bilby Blooms Open Garden 29/09/2018 29/09/2018 Bilby Blooms bilby.blooms@tpg.com.au 02 6844 1044 www.bilbyblooms.com.au • September 29, 9am - 4pm Explore methods of creating water wise gardens Each spring we open our gardens and experimental cut flower plot to the public. A large variety of plants that we propagate in our nursery are grown in the gardens. This gives you the opportunity to see many of the plants we have for sale in their adult form. We encourage you to buy plants while they are still small, mostly selling them as tube stock, ensuring their roots are ready to spread as soon as they are planted. A wide range of plants, suitable for many climatic conditions and soil types will be for sale. If requested we can provide advice as to which plants will be most suitable for you. Please check out about such things as your soil type, the garden aspect, visual effect you wish to create, water availability and quality, temperature range that the plants have to withstand, as this will help us to help you in your choice.
438_352674_26Sep2018101420_Bike Week.jpg Riding with the Stars 30/09/2018 30/09/2018 Coonabarabran Activity Centre Cheyenne.O'Brien@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 02 6849 2000 2357.org.au Ride for the Stars Fun Ride and BBQ Lunch Sunday 30 September 2018 Join us for a bike workshop, QR code challenge Fun Ride, FREE BBQ lunch and a obstacle course challange at Coonabarabran Activites Centre. This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! Event details 10:00am: Get your bike tuned up and ready for the fun ride 11:00am: Ride for the Stars QR Code Challenge Fun Ride 12:00pm: FREE BBQ Lunch 12:30pm: Obstacle Course Challenge There will be a team challenge with a prize up for grabs and a Lucky door prize! What you need to know • Beginners and walkers welcome • Bring your bike, scooter or skateboard • Don’t forget to bring your helmet • Bring your smartphone along for the QR Code Challenge For more information about NSW bike week visit transportnsw.info/bikeweek For more information please contact Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer,Cheyenne O’Brien Phone: 02 6849 2000 or Email: info@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au

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