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April 2018

Let’s Make Creative Ageing Magic

April 13, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged,
Marian Place, Toormina,

To mark the 60th year of NSW Seniors Festival, we’re “Making Magic” at Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged – 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…

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Myall Lakes 2017 Seniors Festival Concerts

March 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Club Taree,
121 Wingham Road, Taree, Australia
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These 90 minute concerts are packed with entertainment including: the world’s only masked impressionist Peter Kaye, award-winning accordionist Ross Maio and the amazingly talented Leigh Archer, an accomplished singer, dancer and actress. Seating is limited and limited to Myall Lakes resident Seniors. Tickets can be collected from Monday 9th Jan 2017 at Club Forster or & Computers & Things (217 Victoria Street Taree).

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Creative Conversations

March 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia
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People living with dementia and their carers are invited to join Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery for an informal guide of the current exhibition, followed by light refreshments. Limited spaces. For further information and registration please contact Marg Coutts 6651 7101 or email Marg.Coutts@alzheimers.org.au

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Myall Lakes 2017 Seniors Festival Concerts

March 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Club Forster,
19 Strand St, Forster, Australia
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These 90 minute concerts are packed with entertainment including: the world’s only masked impressionist Peter Kaye, award-winning accordionist Ross Maio and the amazingly talented Leigh Archer, an accomplished singer, dancer and actress. Seating is limited and limited to Myall Lakes resident Seniors. Tickets can be collected from Monday 9th Jan 2017 at Club Forster or & Computers & Things (217 Victoria Street Taree).

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Tim Pike Concert

March 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
C.ex Urunga,
Morgo Street, Urunga, Australia
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Singer guitarist Tim is a local Coffs Harbour based musician that has been playing at venues from Yamba to Port Macquarie for over 25 years. Free event. Enquiries: 6655 6161

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An Afternoon at the Proms

March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia
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The ACE Award winning “Best Production Show” in Australia. Australia’s most acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper is joined by opera stars, prima ballerinas, Australia’s current champion Pipe Band and the Blue Danube Orchestra to evoke the sheer exuberance of “An afternoon At the Proms”. Book online at http://sa2.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?&presenter=AUGTCC&event=Prom17

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Growing Young Seniors Spectacular

March 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harbourside Markets,
Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty, Australia
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A sensational Sunday session with all the usual market fun plus live awesome live music, free workshops for seniors including dancing, yoga, painting & crochet bombing, free seniors refreshments, all day boules plus Growing Young Seniors Showcase – showcasing the magnificent wares of creative retirees from across the local area. For more information or to book a free space in the Growing Young Seniors Showcase contact Kim on 0407 661 990 or email kimtowner@gmail.com

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$12 - $19

Flickerfest Short Film Festival

March 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Two hours of the Best of International Short Films. Flickerfest is Australia’s largest short film competition and the only one with Academy accreditation and BAFTA recognition ensuring all of the films are entertaining, inspiring and highly creative pieces of work. Phone 6652 8088 or book on www.jettytheatre.com

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SISTA SING – Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,
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A super cool way to celebrate International Women’s Day and the women singer-songwriters who have shaped our lives. Come along to the Arts Hall to hear music from such greats as Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Carole King, Janis Joplin and Joan Armatrading, performed by a dazzling line up of great local women musicians. Tickets at the door from $10 and light meal option $10.  Bring food for a shared meal from 6pm. Music from 7pm. For more information:…

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Music by the Book

March 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taree Library,
242 Victoria Street, Taree,
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Celebrate the Seniors Festival at MidCoast Libraries with Music by the Book. Featuring “Music from the Shows” by Bob Berrigan and his band, and dancing from the Taree Rockers from Club Taree Rock n Roll social Dance Club, plus a delicious afternoon tea from the CWA Wingham. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/music-by-the-book-tickets-31949937122?aff=es2

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U3A Port Macquarie Open Day

March 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The U3A Centre,
2 Lochinvar Place, Port Macquarie, Australia
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A great opportunity for the community to see U3A’s extensive facilities and talk to Open Day Convenors about the many and varied courses offered including computers, foreign languages, sketching with pencil and paper or an iPad, play reading, fabric colouring, Botany for Gardeners and Ukulele for Beginners. Free entry for open day. Enquiries: 6584 4192 or enquire about course programs and fees at www.pmhu3a.org.au

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Cake and Craft Demonstration Weekend

March 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Forster Arts & Craft Society,
Breese Parade, Forster,
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Come and experience our demonstrations on craft which take place on weekly basis within the Centre. Morning and Afternoon Teas which will include cakes, slices and various other sides.  Open 10am to 4pm. Enquiries: Kris Irwin Secretary, Forster Arts & Craft Society. 0412 555 517

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Flickerfest – Jetty Theatre Coffs Harbour

March 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - March 11, 2017 @ 10:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
harbour drive, coffs harbour,

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival tour Celebrating 26 years as ‘The Home Of Great Short Film’ in 2017 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world. Flickerfest is excited to be bringing the National Tour to Coffs Harbour on Friday the 10th of March and Saturday the 11th of March showcasing both the Best of Australian Shorts and the…

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Coffs Regional Brass Band – Free Concert

March 10, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
C.ex Coffs, Vista Lounge,
1 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour, Australia
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The audience will be tapping their toes at this free concert as the Coffs Regional Brass band belts out all the old favourites. The band is a mix of the young and the young at heart. Free Event. Enquiries: 6652 3888

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Museum Discovery Tour

March 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia
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Join Museum Curator Jo Besley for a tour of the museum’s collection displays and temporary exhibition, Bananas to Beautyzone. In the 1950s tourism began to gain momentum along the mid north coast and the region was officially promoted as the Pacific Beautizone – a destination for leisure and relaxation. The exhibition highlights the changes that took place in our summers in the post-World War Two period, paving the way for the continuing transformation of the Coffs Coast region. Enquiries: 6648…

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Leslie Williams’ 2017 Seniors Concert

March 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Port Macquarie Panthers,
Settlement City, Australia
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Enjoy a complimentary cuppa from 9.45am before this fantastic free concert produced by Hastings Combined Services commences at 10.30am. An entertainment delight! Lucky door prizes too. To receive your free concert ticket, simply show your Seniors Card at the Panther’s reception desk. (Tickets essential and please collect early as the Seniors Concerts are always fully subscribed) For group bookings, please call Leslie Williams’ office 6584 0977. For further information contact Brian Buckett, Hastings Combined Seniors, 0418 402 316

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Gold Coin Donation

A Taste of Nations

March 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Boambee East Community Centre,
Bruce King Drive, Boambee East, Australia
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Information and entertainment by Coffs Harbour’s multicultural community who will assist in food preparation, providing a wide selection of foods, served by people in national dress, available to answer questions during the smorgasbord lunch. Gold coin donation. Bookings essential by Monday 6th March. To book or for more information phone Boambee East Community Centre 66 58 4655 or email admin@becc.org.au

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Weird Techie Stuff for Seniors

March 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library,
Grant St, Port Macquarie, Australia
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You are invited to come and try out the latest in weird techie stuff – All kinds of Virtual Reality including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Galaxy Gear. Find out about 3D Printing, MaKey and Raspberry Pi. Bookings: Port Macquarie Library 6581 8755

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$5 Free Ice Cream

Cinematinee. Winter at Westbeth

March 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by Screenwave, Cinematinee brings fortnightly screenings of world cinema to Coffs audiences. ‘Winter at Westbeth’ is a fascinating documentary about ageing artists in New York. The work of Australian director and cinematographer Rohan Spong, this film is a joyous contemplation of pursuing creativity at any age, and its lively real-life characters are ensuring this poignant documentary is attracting international interest. Special $5 admission, includes free ice cream! Book at the Jetty Theatre 6652 8088 or visit www.jettytheatre.com

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The Dress Maker. Special Free Screening

March 9, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia
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Special screening of the Australian classic “The Dressmaker”. Based on Rosalie Ham’s best-selling novel, the film follows Tilly Dunnage, a glamorous and fashionable woman who returns to her small hometown in Australia to take care of her ill mother, Molly. She takes the opportunity to transform the locals with her couture designs and at the same time exact revenge on the people who accused her of murder many years ago and caused her to be sent away by her mother.…

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Grandparents Storytime

March 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Toormina Library,
Minorie Drive, Toormina,
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Enjoy a special storytime at your local library where seniors and the young people dear to them can share together in a joyful morning of stories, crafts and more. Free. No bookings required. Enquiries 6648 4925

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Laugh Yourself Healthy for Seniors

March 9, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wauchope Library,
51 High St, Wauchope, Australia
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Laughter Yoga was developed by a medical doctor in the nineties and is now a worldwide social movement practiced in over 100 countries. It is easy to do and can be done sitting or standing. Come along and see for yourself with certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Kate Forrest. Bookings: Wauchope Library 6581 8162

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Open Day – Upper Lansdowne Craft Group

March 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Upper Lansdowne Hall,
1412 Upper Lansdowne Rd, Upper Lansdowne,
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An invitation to connect and see all the different crafts you might want to take up.

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The Big Chat. Port Macquarie

March 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Glasshouse Arts Centre,
Cnr Hay and Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, Australia
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