Lithgow, December 13, 15
The Lithgow Valley Film Society is screening a kid's movie for adults this week titled 'Paddington' (2015, G). After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear [Ben Whishaw] makes his way to England in search of a new home. It will screen on Friday, December 13 at 10.30am and Sunday, December 15 at 2pm at Lithgow's Main Street cinema.
Lithgow, every Tuesday
The Lithgow Ukulele Group meets at the back of Lithgow Library every Tuesday at 10am. All are welcome.
Portland, December 13
Portland Central School will host a Fri-Yay Fete and fun fair from 12pm. It will include a cafe, music, art, markets, games and food. Free entry. All are welcome.
Rydal, December 13
Rydal will hold its annual Christmas Carols on December 13 at St Matthew's Church starting with a sausage sizzle from 6.30pm.
All are welcome.
Ulysses toy run
District, December 14
The local motorcycling fraternity will again be coordinating the collection with the annual Ulysses toy run from Portland to the State Mine Museum around 10.45 am. Donations up that date can be left at the Portland Newsagency, Wallerawang Bowling Club, Lithgow Bunnings, Readers Heaven, Bike Stop and Lithgow Glass. Start thinking how you can help. Last Christmas the support groups struggled to accommodate all who had registered for help.
Family fun day
Portland, December 14
There will be a family fun day at Mick Moore park from 10am until 12pm on Saturday.
The day will include Santa photos, a picnic lunch, a Christmas crafts table, and a table for children to write their very own letter to Santa. A bring your own picnic lunch with Santa will take place from 12-12.45pm. At 1pm there will be a free screening of 'Home Alone' by Portland Film Society at the Crystal Theatre.
Tarana, December 15
The Tarana Farmers Market will be on offering bacon and egg rolls and stalls. The Tarana volunteer bushfire brigade will have a donation bucket on hand so make sure you dig deep.
Lithgow, December 15
The Academy Singers will be back at Lithgow's Hoskins Uniting Church on Sunday, December 15 at 8pm with director Paul Terracini and accompanist Jany Andino.
Rydal, December 15
St Matthew's Church, Rydal, will host a special Christmas mass on Sunday, December 15 at 12pm.
After mass, everyone is invited to lunch on the grounds. Please call Lorraine on 0422 300 639 if you have any questions.
Portland, December 20
The month long Portland festivities will conclude with a street festival. The festival will take place from 6-9pm and see live entertainment, chocolate wheels, kids activities and more along Williwa Street.
Lithgow, December 25
Each year Christmas and Beyond holds a Christmas Day lunch for anyone in the Lithgow community who wishes to attend. This year the event will once again be at the Bible Church Hall, opposite the hospital at Col Drewe Drive, South Bowenfels. Doors open at 9.30am for an extended morning tea. Please be seated by 11.30am for lunch. All in attendance receive a gift. For further information or to book a seat on the bus contact Craig on 0456 560 018.
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