Lets Dance on the Mid North Coast

Our Showcase Festival Feature

The Young at Heart are invited to try and enjoy the delights of dancing across a number of venues and locations across the Mid North Coast.

Details of times, places and surprise delights.

Creative Ageing Festival Calendar of Events:

HAWKES NEST / TEA GARDENS

April 6 to 8. Grey Fest in Hawks Nest /Tea Gardens
Full programme at www.GreyFest.net.au

April 6. A Slice of Myall History
Hawks Nest Community Hall. 6.30 to 9pm.
Tickets $5pp with a host of speakers with Damper & Tea Supper

April 7. Free Street Entertainment
9 am to 3 pm. Cnr Tuloa Street and Booner Street

April 7. Free Indoor entertainment
9.30am 1 pm. Hawks Nest Community Hall
11am to 1pm. Tea Gardens Hotel

April 7. Songwriting Competition
2pm to 5pm. Tea Gardens Hotel
An event of the Australian Songwriters Associaion. Open to all songwriters . 3 original songs each.

April 7. Bush Dance
6.30pm to 11pm Hawks Nest Golf Club
Dress code “Country”. Prizes for best costume. $49pp includes 2 course dinner and live music by Driftwood

April 8. Australia Our Home
3pm for 3.30 Concert. St Stephens Hall Tea Gardens.
Michael Harvey in concert with special guests Barbara Lye and the U3A Choir. $25pp.

FORSTER

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April 7. Enjoy Life Expo
Tuncurry Memorial Hall 10 am to 4 pm.

The aim of the day is to give old and new residents the opportunity to realise just how many organisations there are in this beautiful area, and hopefully they may find one they would like to join - even if they don’t know where to begin! For further details contact Elizabeth Fisher 6555 5781.

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April 9. Golden Oldies Bash
Forster Library. 9.30am to noon

Listen to some great music from the Rock n Roll era while enjoying a delicious morning tea. Finish off your morning with an outstanding performance by the Green Cathedral Choir led by Wendy Ballard.

 

TAREE

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April 4 to May 13. Studio Spaces of the Mid North Coast
Manning Regional Gallery

2018 is the 30th anniversary of the Manning Regional Art Gallery, in celebration, this Gallery curated show not only celebrates the Gallery achievements and also recognises the skills and diversity of artists in this area. This is an acknowledgement of the wonderful local artists who live and work in the Mid North Coast region, to go behind the scenes, see them in their own creative spaces and studios and see how they work. Opening Hours. Wednesday- Saturday. 10:00 to 16:00 (Closed every Monday and Tuesday). Sunday. 13:00 to 16:00 .

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April 4. Yoga in the Gallery
Manning Regional Gallery 5pm
Yoga is an art, and, as art belongs in a gallery, so does yoga!Eve Grzybowski conducts weekly sessions in the Gallery space, a beautiful and tranquil environment. Classes run from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. No need to book. Just bring yourself and a yoga mat

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April 11. Yoga in the Gallery
Manning Regional Gallery 5pm
Yoga is an art, and, as art belongs in a gallery, so does yoga!Eve Grzybowski conducts weekly sessions in the Gallery space, a beautiful and tranquil environment. Classes run from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. No need to book. Just bring yourself and a yoga mat

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April 11. Golden Screening - Victoria & Abdul
Taree Library. 5.45pm  to 8pm. Free

Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of champagne, delicious nibbles and a film in the comfort of your library with a special screening of Victoria & Abdul starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-festival-golden-screening-victoria-and-abdul-tickets-43373530397 Contact 6592 5290.

 

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April 14. Painting Workshop @ Taree Library
10.30 am to 12.30pm.

Celebrate the Seniors Festival and get creative with a 2 hour painting session. You'll be painting a bowl of fruit under the instruction of Great Night Art. All materials are supplied for your artwork! Beginners and all abilities are welcome. Cost $10. Morning Tea provided. Contact 6592 5290.

Tickets. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-festival-painting-workshop-bowl-of-fruit-tickets-43866009415

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April 15. Songs from Stage and Screen. The 7 Sopranos
Manning Entertainment Centre. 2 pm Matinee.
Take a step back in time to 1956. It was the year when Marilyn Monroe sizzled in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and families gathered around the wireless each night. Radio broadcasters predict that television will be the death of radio.

For five years the voices of Australia’s favourite Saturday radio show have seduced audiences. Now The 7 Sopranos must transform themselves from radio stars to TV stars. Will they succeed? Channel your inner Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe or Judy Garland and let The 7 Sopranos take you on a glamorous journey through the hits of 1950’s including I Got Rhythm, Big Spender and Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. More information http://mec.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/See-a-Show/The-7-Sopranos-Songs-from-Stage-and-Screen

WINGHAM

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April 5. Golden Screening - 5 Flights Up
Wingham Library. 6pm to 7.45pm. Free

Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of champagne, delicious nibbles and a film in the comfort of your library with a special screening on 5 Flights Up starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. Contact 6592 5290.

Tickets. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-festival-golden-screening-5-flights-up-tickets-43371199425

HARRINGTON

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April 11. Painting Workshop @ Harrington Library
10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Celebrate the Seniors Festival and get creative with a 2 hour painting session. You'll be painting a coral nook under the instruction of Great Night Art. All materials are supplied for your artwork! Beginners and all abilities are welcome. Cost $10. Morning Tea provided. Contact 6592 5290. Tickets. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-festival-painting-workshop-coral-nook-tickets-43866122754

 

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April 8. Port Macquarie Hastings Municipal Band
3 pm. Laurieton United Services Club

Come along for this afternoon of amazing music. Cost $5. Contact 6556 9110

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April 12. Tommy Memphis as Elvis
11 am. Laurieton United Services Club

A FREE show for Seniors. Well known performer on the Gold and North Coast every Tommy Memphis show is different.  “Every time somebody see's my show, I want them to walk away having had an experience that they have never had before”. Door open 10.30am for 11am show.  Contact 6556 9110

WAUCHOPE

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April 7th - The Beez (from Berlin)
Wauchope Community Arts Hall - 8 pm

If you missed them at the Illawarra Folk Festival or Andrew Clermont's 'Supper Club' at Tamworth, here's your chance to see this charismatic, Berlin-based cabaret band in your own backyard.

'The Beez' is made up of guitarist Rob Rayner, who forsook his native Sydney for Berlin 30 odd years ago, his wife Deta Rayner, a native Berliner and accordion player, Peter D’Elia from San Francisco, who is a demon banjo and dobro picker, plus the musical chameleon from Hamburg, Annette Kluge.

The band plays primarily in Europe, but also travels to major folk festivals in Canada and Australia, having appeared at (amongst others) Woodford, Port Fairy and The National folk festivals.

For their return to the Wauchope Arts Hall the band promises to provide some mighty fine tunes, sweet four-part harmonies and plenty of heart-rending ballads.   $25;$20 Wauchope Arts members

PORT MACQUARIE

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April 2 to 15. Explore our Natural Heritage. Free Entry
Sea Acres National Park. Open daily 9 am to 4.30 pm

Sea Acres National Park protects one of the largest remaining coastal rainforests on the Australian east coast, meaning that the rainforest runs all the way to the beach. The rainforest is best explored along the boardwalk which is an easy stroll and accessible friendly. Seniors will receive free entry to the Rainforest Boardwalk on presentation of their Seniors Card at the Sea Acres desk. Ask about our Annual Pass while you are there. Enquiries: 6582 3355

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April 4 to 14. FREE ENTRY
Port Macquarie Museum. Clarence Street

Take advantage of the Free Entry for Seniors to explore this multi award winning museum. Comprising 14 galleries and display areas you will be surprised once you step inside at how much there is to see and learn. Exhibits are regularly updated and changed, so if you have visited before, you might like to visit again! Museum closed Sunday April 8.

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April 4 to 30. Postcard Connections
Port Macquarie Museum. Open Monday to Saturday

This specially curated exhibition for the NSW Seniors Festival will feature postcard artworks by dementia clients of aged care facilities and respite care, artworks by Port Macquarie U3A textile artists and objects from the Port Macquarie Museum collection which inspired the artworks. A must see. The Museum is open 9.30am to 4.30pm closed Sunday.

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April 4. Genealogy Coffee & Chat
Port Macquarie Library 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come along to an informal family history ' Chat & Coffee' session held in the library meeting room. Join other family historians for a chat about what's happening in genealogy or maybe just share a 'brickwall' and hopefully someone can help you breakthrough!

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April 6. Art Chat in the Gallery
11 a.m. The Glasshouse

Come and enjoy a fun, informal and friendly morning in the Gallery. Spend some time hearing about the current exhibitions and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat afterwards.. $7.50 single $5 Member. Bookings essential. Call: 6581 8888 or www.glasshouse.org.au

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April 6.Free Friday Concert
Glasshouse Forecourt. 12.30pm

The Lunchtime Concert Program is presented by the Conservatorium Mid North Coast Inc with the support of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council through its Place Making Team and the Glasshouse.  Every Friday you can enjoy an hour of music, and all for free with musicians ranging from 9 to 90, every week is different! Check at http://www.glasshouse.org.au/Whats-On/Friday-Lunchtime-Concerts-2018

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April 7. Arm Knitting with Michaela Swan
10 am to 4 pm. The Glasshouse

Join artist Michaela Swan for an arm knitting workshop with recycled fabric. In this workshop, Swan will take you through the arm knitting technique and participants will create a scarf. A Glasshouse Regional Gallery Artist in Residency Project. Cost $45. For more information contact.6581 8888.

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April 8.  Pirates of  Penzance
The Glasshouse. 4pm Matinee

Pirates of Penzance, on its 21st and FINAL Anniversary Australian Tour, makes its last appearance at the Glasshouse!

You will be tapping your toes and singing along to Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One, I am The Pirate King, Cat Like Tread, The Modern Major General and of course the stunning Poor Wandering One. Bookings at http://www.glasshouse.org.au/Whats-On/Pirates-of-Penzance-Season-April-2018

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April 9.The Sensational Seniors Expo
Port Macquarie Panthers. 9am to 2pm

The Seniors Expo gives organisations and community groups a chance to exhibit and is designed to provide a hub for seniors to access information about health, wealth, travel, education and social activities. For many, it is an opportunity to join a seniors group and be linked in to the community whilst celebrating being a senior.

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April 11. Meaningful Ageing Seminar.
Catholic Care of the Aged. Newman College. Boundary Street. 1 to 4pm

The move into care, whether residential aged care or community care, can be a challenging experience for many older adults. Care may be necessitated by changes in health status, diminishing physical or mental capacity, and may be accompanied by a shift in identity, sense of purpose and loss of hope.

How can we support older people to navigate this transition? How can we skilfully facilitate life review at this time? How can we companion older people in meaning-making, assisting them to connect with what is most important to them?

Varying ticket prices $0 to $50.Bookings and more information. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meaningful-ageing-seminar-port-macquarie-nsw-tickets-41101130588?aff=e2

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April 13. Free Friday Concert
Glasshouse Forecourt. 12.30pm

The Lunchtime Concert Program is presented by the Conservatorium Mid North Coast Inc with the support of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council through its Place Making Team and the Glasshouse.  Every Friday you can enjoy an hour of music, and all for free with musicians ranging from 9 to 90, every week is different! Check at http://www.glasshouse.org.au/Whats-On/Friday-Lunchtime-Concerts-2018

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April 14. Songs from Stage and Screen. The 7 Sopranos
The Glasshouse. 8pm

Take a step back in time to 1956. It was the year when Marilyn Monroe sizzled in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and families gathered around the wireless each night. Radio broadcasters predict that television will be the death of radio.

For five years the voices of Australia’s favourite Saturday radio show have seduced audiences. Now The 7 Sopranos must transform themselves from radio stars to TV stars. Will they succeed? Channel your inner Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe or Judy Garland and let The 7 Sopranos take you on a glamorous journey through the hits of 1950’s including I Got Rhythm, Big Spender and Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. More information http://www.glasshouse.org.au/Whats-On/The-7-Sopranos-Season-April-2018

Special Offer – using the code word HARMONY when you book online or by phone with the Glasshouse obtain a ticket for $49.90 (adult $59.90 or concession $54.90).

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April 14 & 15. Bye Bye Birdie
Players Theatre. 2 pm Matinees

Winner of multiple Tony Awards, including best musical (1961), Bye Bye Birdie was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The Players Theatre Inc. bring the show to life under the direction of Daniel Parlevliet and sees the return of Ian Castle to the Players stage. A musical comedy to be enjoyed by the whole family. Season runs from April 13 to 29. More information and booking at http://www.glasshouse.org.au/Whats-On/Bye-Bye-Birdie-April-2018

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April 17. One Book One Community
Port Macquarie Library. 6.30pm

Through March and April the Port Macquarie-Hastings Library Service is encouraging the whole community to read and discuss the same book. The selected book is Britt Marie was here by Frederik Backman. When Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. This a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances.
The program will culminate in this special Tuesday Book Club Event! For more information contact Port Macquarie Library

KEMPSEY

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April 3.Chair and Line Dancing
Slim Dusty Centre 9.30 am to 11,30m

Be inspired by the rich heritage and music of Slim Dusty. Morning tea with scones with jam and cream. $10 per person. Further information, 6562 6533

 
 

April 11th. Ukulele & Sing-a-long
Slim Dusty Centre 9.30 am to 11,30m

Be inspired by the rich heritage and music of Slim Dusty. Morning tea with scones with jam and cream. $10 per person. Further information, 6562 6533

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April 6. Free Beginner Art Workshops with Kim Staples
Community Gateway, Cnr Yaelwood and Forth Street, Kempsey

You will have a fun day experimenting in colour, mixed media and tapping into your artistic intuition. Bring a photo or image you would like to work with. No experience but basic skills necessary. Bookings ESSENTIAL. Limit of 10 participants. Two sessions 10am to 12 noon and 1.30pm - 3.30pm. For further details contact Richard Holloway 6524 5009

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April 6. Elders and Seniors Karaoke
Kempsey RSL. 6 pm

Terry brings his karaoke fun to the Kempsey RSL every Thursday night! Come sing your heart out and enjoy a night of fine dining, great entertainment and lots of laughter! Bookings: Not Required. For further details contact: 6560 1111

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April 7. Seniors Festival Expo.
Riverside Markets. 8 am to 1 pm.

Kempsey Shire Council along with other local organisations: Community Gateway, Home Instead and U3A will have a Seniors Festival Expo at the Riverside Markets. Staff from each organisation will be on-hand to provide information on the different support and services available in the Kempsey Shire. For further information contact Mary Williams - Kempsey Shire Council.  6566 3210.

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April 13. Elders and Seniors Karaoke
Kempsey RSL. 6 pm

Terry brings his karaoke fun to the Kempsey RSL every Thursday night! Come sing your heart out and enjoy a night of fine dining, great entertainment and lots of laughter! Bookings: Not Required. For further details contact: 6560 1111

SOUTH WEST ROCKS

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April 12. Ukelele for Beginners @ SWR
10.45am - 12.15pm .Boronia Gardens, 12 Lawson Street, South West Rocks

You can become part of the South West Rocks Ukulele Singalong – a happy, fun loving group – where you will learn about your instrument and how to care for it, to play basic chords, to strum, to tune, how to read and play music and singalong whilst you play!
Bookings: Recommended. For further details contact: Pauline Ferran 6566 7632 Derek Smith 0412 906 025, or Margaret White 6566 6027 - Macleay Kempsey U3A

MACKSVILLE

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April 12. A Dose of Good Cheer
9.30 am to 1.00 pm. Macksville Ex-services Club, Cooper Street, Macksville

An inter-generational event to provide a 'dose of good cheer' – with Errol Gray, the Backyard Balladeer. A range of information stalls will be set up to provide information on community transport, library services, support services, social/leisure activities etc. Entertainment has a comedy theme and includes local school children. Bookings Essential by April 6. Book or enquire at Nambucca Heads or Macksville Libraries.

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April 3. The Stirring Circle - Age of Reason
The Bellingen Brewery & Co., up Church Street Lane in Bellingen.

Explore ideas of wisdom through story, journey with drawing and a live storyteller and look at age as right of passage in a creative arts class themed the ‘Age of Reason’. This is a special session of ‘The Stirring Circle’, a regular fortnightly class hosted by Big Fig Arts. This creative class offers a guided workshop environment that combines traditional and contemporary art techniques, ecology, art healing and community. We encourage all to come along to play, explore and create. $15 all materials supplied, $5 for Senior Card holders at the special Creative Ageing Festival session. No booking needed. For more info contact@bigfigarts.org.

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April 7. Bellingen Vintage Film Club
7 pm. Nexus Art Gallery. The Old Butter Factory

Showing the 1919 Raymond Longford film, The Sentimental Bloke. Film and Chat. $5. Different film every two weeks. Enquiries Tony Wickert. 0418 369 136

COFFS HARBOUR

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April 2 - 15. Cartoon Symphony
Bunker Cartoon Gallery. Two for One Offer

During the Festival the Bunker Cartoon Gallery is offering Seniors a Special Offer to see Tanja Ackerman’s CARTOON SYMPHONY.  Normal entry $5 per Senior. Exhibition runs until 20 May 2018 at The Bunker Cartoon Gallery, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, open daily from 10 am until 4 pm

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April 4 to 14. Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.
FREE ENTRY for Seniors

Let the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum bring local history to life. Discover a world of stories to spark memories and the imagination. Hear stories of spiritual connection to the land from Gumbayggirr Elder and artist Uncle Tony Hart. Get to know John Korff who Coffs Harbour is named after and hear about the spelling mistake! The museum is full of stories about pioneering men and women – lighthouse keepers, gold miners, farmers, timber workers and fishers.  Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 4pm.  Enquiries: 6648 4847

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April 4 - 8. Calendar Girls
The Jetty Theatre

After John dies of Leukaemia, Annie (his wife) , Chris, and their friends in the Knapely Women’s Institute honour him by raising funds for a new sofa for the hospital where John received treatment. They decide to produce a calendar; not your usual Wildlife or Bridges of the County calendar, no nothing but a semi-nude calendar will do.

The play is at times hysterically funny and at others sad and reflective, but it always very moving. Calendar Girls is a heartfelt, beautiful dramatic work not to be missed.

More information. http://jettytheatre.com/calendar-girls/ 2pm Matinees April 7 & 8

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April 5. Kerry Pike Concert
3:00 pm. C.ex Woolgoolga

This FREE concert for Seniors stars local musician Kerry Pike. For more information contact 6654 1307

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April 6. Bernadette Fisher Concert
2.00 pm. C.ex Club Coffs Harbour.

This FREE concert for Seniors stars Bernadette Fisher who has toured Europe and the UK as a soloist with the Sydney Welsh Choir. Specialising in classical music including opera and oratorio, Bernadette also enjoys performing Broadway and folk music. For more information contact 6652 3888

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April 6. 2018 Concert: Umberto Clerici & Karin Schaupp
Lecture Theatre D. Coffs Harbour Education Campus. 7.30pm

Since the early 1990’s the Coffs Harbour Music Society has presented a series of subscriber concerts featuring some of Australia’s and the world’s finest classical musicians drawn largely from the renowned Musica Viva program. In this concert internationally renowned musicians Karin Schaupp and Umberto Clerici explore song throughout the ages on guitar and cello.

More information. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2018-concert-umberto-clerici-karin-schaupp-tickets-42839666596?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse#listing-organizer

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April 8. ‘Morning of Music’
Coffs Botanic Gardens. 10am -12pm

Coffs Harbour City Orchestra proudly presents a relaxed Sunday session in the soundshell, amidst lush tropical surrounds of our wonderful Botanic Gardens.  Enjoy popular classics and your favourite movie themes. This is a free event but donations in the donation buckets are much appreciated. No bookings required and we suggest you bring a picnic rug/cushion or fold up chair.

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April 9. Meet the Artist Afternoon Tea.
2.30pm Bunker Cartoon Gallery. Two for one offer.

Come along and meet Synaesthete artist Tanja Ackerman, one of the Region’s most creative talents, to learn about her art and how she captures and shares the powerful experience of SEEING SOUND. Two for one special for seniors (normally $10 each). Bookings required. Ph: 02 6651 7343 or email bookings@bunkercartoongallery.com.au

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April 10. Seniors Week - Exhibition Guided Tour Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
10.30 am to 11.30 am. Free Event

Join Gallery Curator Jo Besley for a tour of the current exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. The Journeywoman is an exhibition of artworks by highly regarded senior Australian Artist Suzanne Archer. The Journey Woman explores physical travel, and then the unavoidable course of one's life journey as they intertwine, direct and inform each other. For Suzanne Archer, travel is an overwhelming and enriching source of new ideas and a visual expansion of her artistic vocabulary. This multi-media exhibition was developed from the artist's most recent journeys to China. For more information contact the gallery on 6648 4863 You might also be interested in our free guided tour of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum at 2.30pm on 10 April. Find out more.

Bookings for this free tour at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-week-exhibition-tour-at-coffs-harbour-regional-gallery-tickets-44242431303

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April 10. Senior's Week - Guided Tour Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
2.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Free Event

Discover some local history with Museum Curator Jo Besely and Collections Officer Terrie Beckhouse on a guided tour of the Museum which was originally built as the first courthouse and police station in Coffs Harbour. The Coffs Coast region has a rich and fascinating heritage. From Gumbaynggirr stories of spiritual connection to the land, to the stories of lighthouse keepers, pioneers, timber workers, gold miners and farmers, the Coffs Coast is a place of romance, bravery, adventure , tragedy, and amazing inventions! Enquiries 6648 4847.
Book a place on this free tour at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-week-museum-tour-at-coffs-harbour-regional-museum-tickets-44242197604

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April 12. Created from a Dream - Morning Tea celebrating Senior's Week - Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come and join us for a morning tea to celebrate Seniors week and take a look at the museum's new exhibition, Created from a Dream: A Gift of Calligraphy. This exhibition presents a very special community project - the exquisite handmade book The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden – Created from a Dream. Made by the Coffs Calligraphers group in 2007 on the occasion of their 20th anniversary and presented as a gift to the city, this unique book recounts the transformation of the botanic garden from a night soil depot in the early 20th century to the stunning garden it is today. Explore its history through the inscriptions of talented local calligraphers. Bookings essential on Eventbrite.

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April 12 to 16 C.ex Coffs Annual Art Display & Competition

The C.ex Coffs Annual Art Display and Competition is on again this year and is proving to be even bigger and better than last years successful event. The 2018 display encompasses over 150 artworks by local artists using a diverse range of mediums including acrylic, watercolour, graphite, sculpture and textiles. Awards presented April 16. More Information http://www.cex.com.au/2017-c-ex-coffs-annual-art-show-competition/

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April 13. Lets Make Magic
Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged

To mark the 60th year of NSW Seniors Festival, Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged are “Making Magic” - Creative Ageing Magic that is!

  • Learn how to be a PD Warrior with movement 9.30 – 10.00am.
  • Sing along with our Marian Grove Groovers Choir for a special open rehearsal session 10.00 – 11.00am.
  • Enjoy music from our very own Marian Grove Ukulele Group and delicious specials in the Café (Morning Tea Is On Us- buy a coffee and get a free morning tea ) from 11.30 – 12.30pm.
  • Find out about our planned Creative Ageing Hub and the many opportunities it will offer to the community.
  • And last but by no means least, be a part of our first SCCA Radical Ageing Project “There’s No Age Limit on Purpose, Passion and Creativity”.

Funded by Coffs Harbour City Council and NSW Seniors Festival, this truly inclusive project involves participants from across the community, U3A, TAFE, local businesses, SCCA residents and inspirational older members of our community, aligning with the “Let’s do more Together” theme of Seniors Festival 2018.

Event also features a photo booth from 11.30 – 2pm in our Recreation Hall for the launch of the project. Dress up, make some magic and have some fun as well as challenging the myths and stereotypes around ageing and older people. The collection of photos (with permission) will become part of a website, calendar and an exhibition to be shown at local venues and will grow over time, celebrating the rich and diverse lives of our local older people and to show that there really is NO age limit on passion, purpose and creativity.

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April 13. Songs from Stage and Screen. The 7 Sopranos
The Jetty Theatre. 8pm

Take a step back in time to 19 was the year when Marilyn Monroe sizzled in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and families gathered around the wireless each night. Radio broadcasters predict that television will be the death of radio.

For five years the voices of Australia’s favourite Saturday radio show have seduced audiences. Now The 7 Sopranos must transform themselves from radio stars to TV stars. Will they succeed? Channel your inner Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe or Judy Garland and let The 7 Sopranos take you on a glamorous journey through the hits of 1950’s including I Got Rhythm, Big Spender and Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. More information http://jettytheatre.com/songs-of-stage-and-screen-featuring-the-7-sopranos/

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April 15. The Better Together Seniors Festival. Harbourside Markets
8am to 2pm at  the Jetty Foreshore, Coffs Harbour

The Better Together Senior Market – one of the feature elements of this themed market will showcase that energy, passion, freedom and creativity of many local art & recreational groups featuring the ‘seniors friendly’ opportunities they have on offer and in a way become an expo of fun, creative opportunities that abound in the local community for senior looking to deepen their connection.

Musical performances and onstage entertainment on the day will be tailored to appeal to and showcase seniors audience and will include:

  • Coffs Harbour Big Boogie Band
  • Rock’n’roll Dancing demo/performance
  • Marion Grove Ukulele Group
  • Art Gallery Group
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April 15. Exploring the Potential of Dance for Parkinson’s
Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged. 10am to 11.30am

Dance for Parkinson's Classes are appropriate for anyone with PD no matter how advanced. This one off class/workshop will be led by Jess Conneely from Newcastle's Dance4Wellbeing.  It is open to partners, carers and community members. No dance experience required!  We look forward to dancing with you at the Marian Grove Recreation room. 3 Marian Place, Toormina. FREE.  For further information contact Vince 6659 2300

GET OUT THERE AND GET CREATIVE!

APRIL 2ND-15TH 2018