Roll your hair and head to Mumma Jo's diner in Wallerwang this Saturday for a celebration night. The juke box will be pumping from 5pm to 8pm. BYO will be available when you purchase your food. There will also be plenty of room for you to rock around the clock. You are encouraged to come in your best '50s or '60s style outfit.
August 13 and 14
Venture out to Portland this weekend and take a look at the weekly mini-markets ran by the foundations. Each weekend a selection of local businesses and artists will be in the Annexe, with many of their products on offer.
August 14, 2pm
Movie: A night at the Opera
a musical comedy, is the sixth of 13 Marx Bros feature films. A Night at the Opera is universally considered to be the Marx Brothers' best and most popular film , and it received critical acclaim when released . By bringing there comedy sequences, musical numbers, and plot line (a love story) up to higher standards, the film also proved to be a tremendous financial success. Starring: MARX BROS, GROUCHO CHICO AND HARPO AND KITTY CARLISLE.
August 11 to September 22
We've been through a lot - fire, COVID, floods. This is a free ongoing class that will give you a chance to take some time out and work through some of the stress you've been through. You may find some joy in yoga, relaxation and the opportunity to socialise! The classes will be held of a Thursday at 10am at the Transformation hub. For bookings and enquiries contact Claire Havey on 0439 877 275.
Creep back to Lithgow after dark for the State Mine Museum Ghost Hunt with Paranormal Pete. The tour is fully interactive with the use of the latest Ghost hunting equipment.
Cost is $79.23, patrons must be 12 years and over. The tour runs from 7pm to 10.30pm. Patrons should bring a torch, water, wear warm clothes and sturdy footwear.
Head to Portland Annexe to celebrate science week with a dinner about the wonderful world of bees! The event begins at 6:30pm.
The evening features: A honey inspired cocktail on arrival, A honey inspired dinner provided by the Tin shed, Amelie Ecology- Creating Bee Hotels and exploring the world of bees, Bee artworks for local artists and Live Bee Hives and honey producers.
Cost is $50 for Tickets. You can get your tickets here.
August 24 to September 4
Get ready for an afternoon or evening of fun! The circus is coming to town!
Featuring Camels, the 'Globe of death' Motorcyle riders, mountain ponies, Trapeze artists, Acrobats, Jugglers and Clowns galore!
Cost is $15 a child, $25 an adult, $70 for a family. There are also discounts for concession card holders. You can book at 0458 483 766 or Online.
Wednesday 24- 7pm
Thursday 25- 7pm
Friday 26- 7pm
Saturday 27- 3:30pm and 7pm
Sunday 28- 11am and 2:30pm
Wednesday 31- 7pm
Thursday 1- 7pm
Friday 2- 7pm
Saturday 3- 3:30pm and 7pm
Sunday 4- 11am
Join the Garden Club
To all the garden-minded people out there Lithgow Garden Club is now meeting at Club Lithgow on the first Monday of the month at 2pm. Go along and see what they're about.
Beehive classes will resume for Mid Term 2 on Tuesday, June 7. This term will only consist of four weeks and no fee will be charged.
Auction Bridge is played Tuesday at 9am. It is a friendly group and always welcomes new players, new to the game or old hands.
Dreaming of travelling to Europe? Italian, French and German classes are held Tuesday afternoons. A self help art group is Wednesdays, 10am-2pm, and would love to have new people join them. Thursday's art includes some theory and art tuition. You are welcome to attend both days and learn from each other.
UFO's is an informal craft group Tuesday afternoons where one can finish off those projects that have been in cupboards for ages. The term will also have special guest speakers and we look forward to welcoming you all.
With the Winter season drawing to an end, take the opportunity to walk around the picturesque botanic gardens at Mount Tomah. Why not take an upcoming nature therapy walk or a guided walking tour?
Australian singer/songwriter and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Daryl Braithwaite is coming to Katoomba RSL on Friday, August 26. Doors open 7.30pm with a support act at 8pm and the main act at 9pm.
Tickets are $45+ booking fee. Available online https://bit.ly/krsldarylbraithwaite
After two years of lockdown Daffodils at Rydal will return in September with key events on the 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th from 10am-4pm.
Two big features of Daffodils at Rydal are the Sculpture in the Scrub and the Rydal Art Show.
The Sculpture in the Scrub has a $1000 prize donated by Energy Australia, a $250 People's Choice Award donated by the Rydal Village Association and the Rydal Art Show has a $250 donated by the Rydal Village Association.
With both these competitions anyone can enter and also have their entry up for sale.
This a great opportunity for local artists and sculpturers to display their work with not only the chance of prize money but also a chance to sell their work.
It is free entry for the sculptures but a 5 per cent commission to the Rydal Village Association applies to any sales. Entries must be in placed by September 6.
The Art Show will be on display in the Rydal Showground Hall. Entries need to be in by August 27. You can enter as many as you like. There is a $10 entry fee for the paintings.
The $10 entry fee takes you to all activities as well as entry to the historic buildings and with free parking at the Rydal showground there is a free hop on hop off bus to take you around the village.
Give Leann a ring on 0499 099 970 or Fiona on 0425 231 830 for more information.
The Rydal website; www.rydal.com.au has a flyer you can download as well as more information about Rydal.
The grand re-opening of Cullen Bullen Speedway will take place on September 24 at 4pm. There will be RSA Street Stockers, RSA Junior Sedans, RSA 4 Cylinder Sedans, RSA Limited Sedans, RSA Parramatta Fender Benders, Microsprints, Vintage and Sprint Cars.
Girls and Leaders hold weekly Unit Meetings during school terms at: Katoomba Guide Hall, Station Street, Katoomba.
Junior Guides aged 6yo-10yo on Tuesdays from 4.30pm-6pm. Guides aged 10yo-13yo on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm
Our Mission Statement is "Empowering girls and women to discover their potential as Leaders of their world".
We provide girls with opportunities to grow, learn and have fun in relevant and meaningful ways. We are a non-profit organisation.
A unique experience
Scenic World's Beyond Skyway experience is offering the ultimate adventure that's truly globally unique.
The Beyond Skyway experience takes just four guests at a time out on the iconic Skyway cable car into the middle of the Jamison Valley. Suspended 270 metres above the ancient rainforest canopy below, guests accompanied by our rooftop crew, climb up through the hatch to spend time atop of the cable car. Once on the roof, with no glass or fences to restrict the 360-degree view, the immersive experience is both exhilarating and completely serene.
Tickets are extremely limited. A maximum of 16 people can experience Beyond Skyway each evening.
Bookings are essential at www.scenicworld.com.au/beyond-skyway. Each ticket includes complimentary refreshments on board the Skyway, digital photo files, and celebratory champagne, wine or beer in the Skyway cabin on the return journey.
September 6 and 7
The Lithgow Cares Interagency Committee, a network of local services and organisations, has received funding to host a much-needed Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference from 6-7 September 2022.
The aim of the conference will be to equip rural and regional workers across community welfare, health and education with best practice trauma and disaster recovery strategies.
For more information about the Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference or to book your seat, please visit http://www.lcpinc.org/lithgowtraumainformedrecoveryconference
In your own backyard
Why not look at what's on offer for a regional staycation? Lockdown has lifted and tourism spots have opened up. There's plenty on offer with camping at Lake Lyell or Turon Gates. Or if you want to get a little more fancy you could opt for a stay at Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley who are offering a locals discount. Capertee Bubble Tents are also a fun and different option to get up close with nature, but in a glamping way of course. For the love birds Eagle View Escape is the ultimate romantic getaway and situated near Lake Lyell.
Visit their websites and get booking. Don't forget to visit your local cafes and restaurants. There's no better time than now to support your local businesses and local tourism.
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