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March 2017

Finding Convict Connections

March 5 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 2:00 pm
Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Family Research Group,
Shop 3, 209 Myall Street, Tea Gardens Australia
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Let our Open Days (May 5, 6 and 11) and helpful members guide and inspire you to begin that fascinating journey into your family’s past. Bring along some basic family information and/or a birth, death or marriage certificate and do a little research yourself on the day. Morning/afternoon tea provided. Enquiries 0419 223 166.

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Gold Coin Donation

Musical Morning in the Gardens

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Coast Regional Botanic Garden,
Hardacre Street, Coffs Harbour,
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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. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF SIGNIFICANT RAIN THE EVENT WILL HAVE TO BE CANCELLED. For more information please contact…

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$12-$15

Rocking’ by the Beach

March 4 @ 7:30 pm
Club Forster,
19 Strand St, Forster, Australia
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Not since 2003 has Club Forster hosted a purely 50′s & 60′s dance event! Dance all night from 7.30pm until approximately 11pm to the sounds of Sydney’s hottest 50′s & 60′s dance band – MATCHBOX. Enjoy the BIGGEST dance floor on the Mid North Coast. Enquiries: 6591 6591 Bookings on http://www.clubforster.com.au/rockin-by-the-beach.html

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$ 47.50+

Opera by the Lake

March 4 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
John Wright Park,
Manning ST, Tuncurry,

Opera by the Lake is on again in 2017 presenting performances by Voci Stupende and string musicians Australia, beside the beautiful Wallis Lake on the open air stage in John Wright Park Tuncurry. Tickets pricing and further information is available via our website www.operabythelake.com or book online www.greatlakes.org.au/stay/accommodation/john-wright-park-tuncurry/opera-by-the-lake

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Z Chords Free Lunchtime Concert

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Glasshouse Forecourt,
Port Macquarie,
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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! March 3 will feature Z Chords, a ukulele group of enthusiastic seniors. March 10 act to be confirmed. Check at http://www.glasshouse.org.au/Whats-On/Friday-Lunchtime-Concerts-2017

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C.ex Coffs Annual Art Display & Competition

March 3 @ 10:00 am - March 5 @ 8:00 pm
C.ex Coffs. 1,
Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Now in its third year this competition is attracting a wide variety of works by local artists, young and old. Free event. Enquiries: Contact Fiona or Lauren on 6652 3888

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Discover Port Macquarie’s Heritage for Free

March 3 @ 9:30 am - March 11 @ 4:30 pm
Port Macquarie Museum,
22 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie,
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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 on Sundays.

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$5

Art & Alzheimer’s Art Appreciation Tour

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glasshouse Arts Centre,
Cnr Hay and Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, Australia
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As part of the art appreciation tour, participants will be viewing 3 to 4 selected artworks from the current exhibitions. During the tour your specially trained educators will start easy group chats and explore ideas about the selected artworks. $5 per visitor & their companion. Maximum of 5 visitors plus companions. Bookings essential two weeks prior to tour date. Phone 6581 8888 to book.

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Self Portraits & Digital Plein Air – Heritage specific landscapes.

March 2 @ 10:00 am - March 12 @ 5:00 pm
The Glasshouse,
32/40 Clarence St, Port Macquarie, Australia
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This exhibition will showcase digital art done by Seniors on their iPads through a series of workshops held in February when they will visit historic sites and create artworks to interpret the heritage specific landscapes. The Gallery is closed Mondays.

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The Tangled Forest

March 2 @ 10:00 am - March 26 @ 4:00 pm
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,
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This exhibition features the paintings of local artist John Andrews who brings over 40 years’ experience to his landscape paintings. The works are much inspired by the landscape of the valleys of Waukivory, near to Gloucester. John’s semi abstract style is often bold and bright. The Gallery is open Thursday to Saturday 10.0am to 4.00pm and Sundays 10.00am to 1.00pm. Closed Monday to Wednesday

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Artists of the Riverside Gardens Village

March 1 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 3:00 pm
Stringer Gallery,
19 Ridge Street Nambucca Heads, NSW NSW Australia
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This exhibition showcases the art of residents of the local Riverside Gardens Village. It is also a reflection of the valuable work members of Nambucca Valley Arts Council provide in supporting art in their community through tuition and guidance. Please note the gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10.00am to 3.00pm and Saturday 9.30am to 12.00 noon. Closed Monday/Tuesday.

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Gold Coin Donation

Glass from the Past and A Showcase History of the Camera

March 1 @ 10:00 am - April 2 @ 4:00 pm
Nulla Nulla Gallery Slim Dusty Centre,
490 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey,
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The Glass from the Past’ exhibition includes Angus McNeil’s photographs documenting people and places from the Macleay. The images were recorded by McNeil on large format glass plates and the resulting prints are of superb quality. The images are from the Collection of the Macleay River Historical Society. Additionally, ‘A Showcase History of the Camera’ will be exhibited. The Slim Dusty Centre is open 7 days a week.

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Theatres of War. Wartime Entertainment & the Australian Experience

March 1 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Glasshouse,
32/40 Clarence St, Port Macquarie, Australia
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This exhibition highlights the crucial role played by music and theatre in the lives of Australians from the First World War to Afghanistan. Drawn primarily from Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection, the exhibition includes photographs, scrapbooks, letters, posters and audio-visual material that are used to tell stories ranging from concert party performers on the Western Front, female impersonators and opera singers in the jungles of New Guinea, to pop stars taking music from home to Vietnam. The Gallery is…

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