Lithgow Valley Cinema sessions
April 25, 2pm
ANZAC DAY - THE McKENZIE BREAK - 1970 PG
Towards the end of WWII, German prisoners are causing an inordinate amount of trouble in a POW Camp in Scotland. An Irish Captain, Jack Connor, has been given the unenviable task of ascertaining the reason for such antics by the prisoners.
At the camp, Jack Connor comes into conflict with the senior U-Boat Commander, Captain Willy Schlueter, whose main task is to enable the escape of 28 submariners.
Along similar veins of "The Great Escape" the movie gives quite a dramatic performance to excite the audience with enough suspense.
Cast: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem and Ian Hendry
May 2, 2pm
New Release - THE SECRET GARDEN - 2020 PG
Mary Lennox played by Dixie Egerickx is a 10 year old orphan whose parents had died from cholera. As a result, she is sent to the Yorkshire Moors to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, in Misselthwaite Manor.
There she encounters the housekeeper, Mrs Medlock and a sick cousin, Colin, who has never walk. Mary discovers a key to a garden which has been locked and neglected for years since the death of Archibald's wife.
Together with a friend, the children manage to bring the garden back to life. Colin miraculously learns to walk and Archibald is amazed to see that his son is again a healthy and happy boy and he feels joy for the first time after many years.
Cast: Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth and Julie Walters
The series is a celebration of Senior's Week and there are still places available.
Local Storyteller Kiran Shan ran the first of three workshops which are being held at the library to celebrate Senior's week. There are still places available so call the library on 6352 9100 to book your spot.
There will also be an open microphone performance on April 29 where seniors are encouraged to come and share their stories, poems or a song. Everyone is welcome.
Acoustic Touch Dave James and Justin Jones will perform at Club Lithgow on Saturday, April 24 from 7pm.
With the 2021 service cancelled there are alternative ways to commemorate this year.
Record yourself reciting the ode or sharing a message of support for veterans, light up the dawn (driveway tribute at 6am or 11am), tune into live commemorative services, reach out to a mate who might be alone and donate to the ANZAC Appeal online.
Anzac Day Gallery at Lithgow Library
April 12 - May 4
The Lithgow Library will be presenting a gallery of Australian Victoria Cross (VC) recipients in the days preceding and after Anzac Day 2021.
The Victoria Cross is the pre-eminent award for acts of bravery in wartime and is Australia's highest military honour. It is awarded to persons who, in the presence of the enemy, display the most conspicuous gallantry; a daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice; or extreme duty to duty. Australians have been awarded the Victoria Cross in conflicts from the Boer War (1899-1902) to the war in Afghanistan.
Come and learn what these courageous servicemen did and place a poppy in their memory if you wish. Paper poppies will be available from library staff.
The gallery will be available for viewing from Monday, April 12 until Tuesday, May, during library open hours 9am-6pm weekdays and 9am-noon on Saturdays.
Rice of the World, Harmony Week gathering
Lithgow Council will host its 'Rice of the World' multicultural community lunch at Cook Street Plaza on Saturday, May 1 from 11am.
To participate book your space, bring your group of friends and choose your favourite rice recipe. Get organised and bring your tables, chairs and a little stove to cook. Please contact Council first for details on safety requirements for outdoor cooking.
People are encouraged to wear traditional clothing from their country.
For more information and to reserve a spot call Cristina Portilla on 6354 9909.
Cullen Bullen Speedway
The next race meet at Cullen Bullen Speedway is on Saturday, May 1 from 2pm.
Admission prices for adults is $15, pensioners $5, children 13-16yo $5 and children under 12 free.
The Coronation Hotel in Portland will host art event 'Danger Zone' on May 1 between 6pm and 9pm with live music.
Local artists Bob Green and Adrian Symes are preparing to decorate the historic hotel with their provocative new exhibition.
Bob's paintings offer quirky insights into rural life and personal relationships, while Adrian's work explores the dark landscapes of the mind. A strong thread of irreverence and humour links all the works.
Everyone is invited to come along and experience contemporary art in the refurbished hotel. Erika and Sam will provide wonderful hospitality and fabulous food in the dining room and accommodation is available. Bookings for dinner service are highly recommended.
Visit www.thecoroportland.com for bookings and more information.
LithGlow returns on Saturday, May 8 at the Blast Furnace.
The free community event will host the largest pyrotechnic display ever seen in Lithgow, along with music, amazing lighting displays, roving entertainment and local and international foods on offer.
The event will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display (sponsored by Energy Australia) that will replicate the power and energy of Lithgow's Blast Furnace when it was in operation.
Bring along a picnic blanket and spread out and enjoy the entertainment from 5pm.
It is a COVID-safe ticketed free event and you must get your tickets by going to https://events.humanitix.com/lithglow-2021
Doctors in the paddock
Doctors in the paddock will be at Meadow Flat Hall from 10am-2pm on Saturday, May 15.
There will be free Q fever screening and vaccination, CPR and snake bite first-aid, vet checks for dogs, health checks, hand massages by qualified beauty therapist, food, music by Glen David Duo, face painting and more.
For more information contact Sonia on 0448 125 676.
Lithgow Library Learning Centre and Wallerawang Library have resumed Preschool Storytime programs.
Wallerawang storytime is 10.30am every Tuesday and Wednesday. Lithgow storytime is every Wednesday at 10.30am.
Preschool Storytime is a free weekly program and runs for approximately 30 minutes.
For more information on Storytime and other library programs head to the library website http://library.lithgow.com/ or on Facebook.
Situated on the outskirts of Lithgow is picturesque Lake Lyell.
If you're ever looking for a quick getaway with the family then this is the way to do it. Lake Lyell offers a range of boating, fishing, swimming and camping facilities.
There are activities for the kids as well as great cabin deals if you're not into pitching a tent.
So, pack the kids, the camping and boating gear into the car. You won't regret an adventure filled staycation situated right here in your home town. There's no better way to spend a weekend than with your family out on the stunning Lake Lyell.
Located in the Blue Mountains is the authentic, bush hideaway Turon Gates - a mountain retreat, tranquil and unspoilt. Turon Gates is spread out over 6000 acres and is pet friendly.
Turon offers a range of accommodation such as private rustic log cabins, glamping tents and luxurious cottages as well as camping. Wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy the abound wildlife for a truly sensational Turon experience.
Megalong Valley Farm
Discover the best of your Blue Mountains backyard at Megalong Valley Farm in the stunning wilderness bushland.
The Megalong Valley is the jewel in the crown of the Blue Mountains. On this staycation you can experience horse riding or bushwalking, see cattle and native wildlife and enjoy a rural lifestyle in the guesthouse or by camping.
There is a diverse array of accomodation ranging from a B&B Guesthouse, group lodges and low cost camping sites. Come and enjoy the serenity of a stay or a day in the quiet wilderness of the Megalong Valley.
Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley
Carefully situated between Wollemi national park and the Gardens of stone is the Emirates one&only Wolgan Valley, an ultra-luxury conservation based resort and wildlife reserve.
There are 40 individual suites in the resort, each with their own indoor and outdoor swimming pool and the main homestead offers distinctive dining and luxury facilities. There is also a range of activities on offer.
Immerse yourself in spectacular natural beauty on this staycation and experience a haven of wildlife in a natural sanctuary.
Soak up the rich heritage of our region along with natural, cultural and scenic values of the Wolgan Valley.
Eagle View Escape
Escape with someone special. If you're looking for a staycation for you and someone important in your life, Eagle View Escape is the ultimate romantic getaway.
Situated near Lake Lyell, is a stunning 100 acre property. Eagle View Escape is the perfect romantic destination with their accommodation including different spa suites.
All cabins overlook the majestic views of Lake Lyell or the Cox's River and surrounding valley, so you're able to sit in your spa, sip on some wine and take in the scenery. Eagle View Escape is a truly breathtaking and magical experience.
Blue Mountains Sparadise, Japanese Bath House
The Blue Mountains Sparadise is the ultimate place to go if you're looking for some quick quality R&R.
Set in an exquisite Japanese garden this unique bath house is heaven on earth.
Enjoy spectacular views of green mountains, fresh air and clear blue lakes. Relax in a herbal steam bath and then venture to the Tea Room where you indulge in a simple Japanese meal and sip on organic herbal teas.
Sparadise is an enchanting corner of the earth where healthy living takes centre stage.