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*Australia's favourite concert pianist David Helfgott is returning to Avoca Theatre 27th August 2016
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* Central Coast Grammar School - Spring Fair On The Green 2016 3rd September 2016
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Youth Arts Warehouse logo imageWhats On Logo button image EVENTS AT THEYOUTH ARTS WAREHOUSE:
"CARVINGS THROUGH TIME"
The Youth Arts Warehouse Playwrite group presents 'Carvings Through Time' an original play about the hieroglyphics at Kariong Hill and its history and mysteries.
Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st July 2016
7.00 PM to 8.30 PM
$10.00-Door

MUSIC- Song Writing & Recording with Luke Mahler
The Youth Arts Warehouse will be alive with a group of Song Writers & Recording Artists working in our professional recording studio.

These workshops are a great opportunity to explore the process of song writing and production. Students will engage in all phases of the production process, from the very first song idea, mixing their tracks to producing & recording a CD.

They will also get the opportunity to perform their song/composition.

Students DO NOT have to be able to play an instrument, you will learn computer-programmed music & play virtual instruments.

You can book in to the group session on Wednesday's from 4-6pm or one on one mentoring in a time slot of your choice.
Date: Wednesday 27th July - 21st September
Time: 4.00pm-6.00pm
Age: 12-25 years
Cost: $100
One on One hour sessions can be booked in from 11am to 4pm.....
call Sharon on 43 232374

YOUTH VOICES-PLAY WRITE PROGRAM-Term 3 & 4 2016
Script & Play Development Program

The YAW 'Play Write' group is in it's 5th year and going from strength to strength with a cast of over 20 young theatre makers, you can come along and collaborate together in writing an original script under a leading industry professional from ATYP. Write, direct, be part of the costume making, lighting sets, props design and back stage in this exciting skills development program.

Date: Tuesday 26th July - 6th December (two terms)
Time: 4.00pm-6.00pm
Age: 12-25 years
Cost: $100 each term (limited spaces available)
Call Sharon 4323 2374 to register


whatsoncentralcoast imageWhats On Logo button image EVENTS AT THE HUB:
Registrations now open for major musical contests at The Hub Erina

Registrations are now open for The Hub Erina’s most prestigious musical competitions, Battle of the Bands and the SeaFM DISCOVERED Series, both commencing this July.

Battle of the Bands is open to unsigned bands of all genres, with band members aged 12-24 years, and the SeaFM DISCOVERED Series is open to unsigned singer/songwriters and cover version vocalists aged 7-24 years.

Council’s Director Community Growth, Judy Jaeger said these contests build on existing programs in the youth sector to provide a platform for young people to showcase their passion and talent.
“These competitions allow talented young people to showcase their skills in an intimate performance space and can provide further opportunities for young performers from our local community.
“With amazing prize incentives, professional development opportunities and the chance to connect with industry professionals, Battle of the Bands and the SeaFM DISCOVERED series offer our aspiring stars a platform to launch their musical careers,” Ms. Jaeger said.

Professional development partners include: Macron Music, The Grove Studios, Gina Jeffreys, Rod McCormack Productions, The Music Cellar, Shane Edwards Entertainment, Reservoir Records, Digital Wagon and Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD).

Heats for both competitions will be held from July until September, with semi-finals happening in October and November and grand finals in December to determine the 2016 winners.

Contest entry is free.

SEA FM DISCOVERED Heats
BATTLE OF THE BANDS Heats
1st July 15th July
5th August 19th August
26th August 16th September
Kids 23rd September Semi Final 1 - 21st October
Semi Final 1 - 7th October Semi Final 2 18th November
Semi Final 2 4th November Grand Final - 16th December
Grand Final - 2nd December

Registration forms can be found on the forms and downloads page www.thehuberina.com

The Hub Erina is run by Central Coast Council Youth Services. Located at Erina Fair, The Hub Erina Youth Entertainment Venue is a centrally located venue space, with easy access to public transport. The venue offers optimum acoustic comfort for audiences and musicians alike, providing high quality live events.

For more information contact Council’s Youth Development Officer Jennifer Dias on 430 47071 or email jennifer.dias@gosford.nsw.gov.au

Fairhaven Services imageWhats On Logo button image FAIRHAVEN OP SHOP AND MORE!!:
Established in 2007, the Fairhaven Op Shop is one of the best little op shops on the Central Coast!

Loads of treasures and bargains to be had for the thrifty thrill seeker.

Take a browse through a huge and ever changing range of adults and kids clothing and shoes, including dress ups and designer labels, and lots of jewellery and fashion accessories. Plus toys, games, homewares, crockery, linen, giftware, craft destash and collectables. PLUS! … a fab little second hand book shop that was once an old schoolhouse building and has since been lovingly restored.
Hard cover, paperback, fiction, kids titles, biographies, and more. PLUS!... furniture items, electrical, luggage, things on 2 wheels, 3 wheels, 4 wheels (bikes, prams, scooters), tools, hardware.

Fare Cravin’ Café is open to quench your thirst after shopping – coffee, sweets, hot new menu, all day breakfast.

Also feel free to donate your old or unwanted goods here at our drop off area. All proceeds go directly to our not for profit organisation, supporting people with disability here on the Central Coast.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-2pm.
Address: 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.
Enquiries: (02) 4323 3566
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WORKSHOPS:
Coiled Basketry With Lisa McArthur-Edwards
Cost: $75. All materials provided.
Mon 8 August, 9.30am-2.30pm
What to bring: Apron. Work with natural plant materials to learn the basics of coiled basketry making: use a variety of materials, threads, and stitches; shaping your baskets. Suitable for beginners. Take home with you a completed coiled basket.

Beginners Weaving With Vanja Zetovic
Cost: $45. All materials provided.
Thu 11 August, 9.30am-11.30am
Free form weaving is rapidly gaining popularity as a textile and fibre art form. Work with a wide variety of materials textures and colours to weave your own art piece.

Beginners Crochet With Vanja Zetovic
Cost: $45. All materials provided.
Thu 25 August, 9.30am-11.30am
Discover your new favourite hobby! This class is perfect for those wanting to learn the basic techniques and stitches to get started with crochet.

3D Felt Flowers With Lindsay Cameron
Cost: $45. All materials provided.
Sat 27 August, 9am-12pm
In just a few hours using traditional felting techniques you will create some richly coloured and textured wool felt flowers. Great for using to decorate, wear in your hair or to embellish a bag or scarf.

Shibori Style Dyeing With Lindsay Cameron
Cost: $100. All materials provided.
Thu 8 September, 9am-3.30pm
Explore the creative art of dyeing in the Shibori style. Learn fascinating Japanese folding techniques that create stunning designs once dyed in the traditional deep blue colour.

Nuno Felting With Lindsay Cameron
Cost: $120. All materials provided.
Thu 15 September9am-3.30pm
Indulge your creative flair in this fabulous felting technique. Using coloured wool fibres on a sheer silk base you will be thrilled with the light but warm wrap that results.

Eco Dyeing With Lindsay Cameron
Cost: $100, All materials provided.
Tue 6 October, 9am-2.30pm
Experience the unique process of dyeing and imprinting with plants on to natural fibres. While creating your own work of textile art, learn about the fascinating reactions that occur with plants textiles and other natural substances. Make your own scarf using Eucalyptus and plants found in the grounds of Fairhaven. +

Vintage Fair, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare
To book or enquire call (02) 4323 3566 or email enquiries@fairhaven.org.au
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TRINKETS, TREASURES AND FAMILY TREES:
Celebrate Family History Month at Vintage Fair, Point Clare
Want to know how to care for your treasured keepsakes and preserve their potential value? Would you like to learn more about your ancestors? Then step back in time at Vintage Fair! Talk to our experts who can offer professional advice and practical tips on tracing your family tree, plus preserving treasured heirlooms and their origins.

Featuring expert guests:
MITCHELL GORDON:
Archivist. Member of Wollongong City Council Heritage Advisory Committee. Former Director of Illawarra Historical Society. Collecting and dealing in antiques for over 15 years.

LISA FROST-FOSTER:
Family Historian, ‘Dig Up My Ancestors’. Certificate of Genealogical Research. Member of Society of Australian Genealogists and Central Coast Family History Society. Researching family histories for over 30 years.

ALAN TASKER:
Archivist. Former Mitchell Library Librarian and Field Collector. Antiquarian

Tuesday, 30th August 2016
10am - 2pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Vintage Fair, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare
To book or enquire call (02) 4323 3566 or email enquiries@fairhaven.org.au

Fairhaven Services imageWhats On Logo button image FAIRHAVEN AND PERFORM ABILITY:
Fairhaven Services teams up with Perform-ability

Two leading local disability service providers, Fairhaven Services and Perform-Ability, have joined forces to offer a new supported performance activity, “Drama And Dance”, to bring the joy of movement and music to people with disability on the Central Coast.

The new one hour class will help to build life skills such as gaining confidence, learning to work as a team and practicing social skills in a safe environment.

Fairhaven’s Life Skills Program Coordinator, Maria Watson, says it makes perfect sense to partner up with Perform-ability, who have grown from a single dance class in 2010 to a multi performance program running 24 classes a week in 16 locations between Newcastle and Sydney.

“Fairhaven has a long history of providing person-centred supports and services to people with disability across the greater Gosford and Wyong areas. Our team of qualified support staff are highly skilled professionals who value and respect peoples abilities, and encourage clients to achieve personal goals.

The team of staff at Perform-ability are experienced dance teachers, drama teachers, primary school teachers and speech therapists who are passionate about working with people with special needs and disabilities.

We share a belief that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy life to their full potential. Together we can help build a healthy, engaged community that promotes access and inclusion for everyone.” Maria said.

Fairhaven Services already delivers a high standard of supported programs that provide people the opportunity to increase their independence and become better connected within their communities.

Overall the organisation has five classes operating from their Point Clare and Tuggerah sites which have been designed to develop skill, promote self-confidence and build social networks.

Our classes are ideal for people whose goals and aspirations are to achieve greater social participation.”

The current schedule of activities includes:
* Eco Warriors (Tuggerah)
* Boxing Fitness (Tuggerah)
* Line Dancing (Point Clare)
* Drumming and Rhythm (Point Clare)
* Rock ‘n’ Jam Sessions (Point Clare)

The new “Drama And Dance” class will commence this week and continue to run each Thursday from 10am to 11am at Fairhaven Services in the Community Building, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare, cost is $12.

To book a spot in any of Fairhaven’s activities contact Maria Watson on (02) 4323 3566 or 0409 446 193


Whole Lotta Love Led Zepplin Tribute imageWhats On Logo button image WHOLE LOTTA LOVE 2016:
CCEntertainment's epic, three-hour Led Zeppelin experience returns to Laycock Street Community Theatre, having sold out every show here since 2007.

This concert brings together some of Australia’s finest rock singers and musicians for a journey through the back catalogue of the biggest band in rock history.

In 2016, guest vocalists Simon Meli (The Widowbirds), Dallas Frasca, Jimmy Cupples and Tim Meaco (The Lockhearts) will join a nine-piece band, including string section, and big screen visuals to passionately recreate and reinterpret Zep classics including Stairway To Heaven, Black Dog, Kashmir, Ramble On, Kashmir, Going To California, Rock and Roll, and many more.

An unmissable concert for fans old and new, but book early as both shows will sell out yet again.

'Rock tributes don’t get any better!’' - Glenn A Baker

Returning for lucky year 13 - experience over 2.5hrs of Led Zeppelin magic with 5 guest vocalists, 9 piece band including string section and big screen visuals. Good seats still available, but be quick.

Saturday 20th August and Friday 26th August at Laycock Theatre, Gosford

See the Whole Lotta Love Facebook page for some more information and some great snippets!
Meiso Tora Martial Arts logo imageWhats On Logo button image WOMENS SELF DEFENCE NIGHT:
An Introduction to Valuable Self Defence Techniques

Practical Self Defence made simple
* Learn what to do when you must stand your ground
* Try easy and effective strke points and escape techniques
* Learn situational awarness for prevention
* Hear great safety tips
* Empower yourself and take control
* enjoy a fun Social Community Evening with drinks and nibbles after the Seminar.

Prizes to be won on the night:
* Full membership with Meiso Tora Martial Arts, free Gi (uniform) and 1 free months training..
* 5 free classes with Amy Cash Fitness..

The event is also supported by Amy Cash Fitness who is also a huge part of this community.

Womens Self Defence Night
Ages 14 to Adult
26th August 2016 - 6.30pm
Kariong Youth Centre
Enquiries, Bookings call: 0468 511 619

Avoca Beach Picture Theatre ImageWhats On Logo button image DAVID HELFGOTT & YANTRA DeVILDER:
Unbelievable! Inconceivable! Unmissable!

Australia's favourite concert pianist David Helfgott is returning to Avoca Theatre!

David Helfgott is much sought after for piano concerts around the world and yet our friendship brings him back to the Theatre.

Whereas he sometimes performs to 40,000 people at a time, here his concert feels very intimate with an audience of just 300.
Being a small venue, it’s a rare opportunity for David to meet his audience personally - he loves to speak with everyone after the concert.

This is an opportunity to get up close to the music and the man who has captivated the world with his extraordinary gift.

Contrasting David’s classical piano is Yantra de Vilder’s unbridled creativity.

Her long time collaboration with David Helfgott is a unique adventure into the magic of connection.

Yantra will be presenting her latest work - Haiku.

David Helfgott and Yantra de Vilder will perform at The Avoca Beach Picture Theatre on Saturday 27th August from 7:30pm.

Tickets $49 to $69, can be booked by calling the Theatre on 43 821 777u
Central Coast Grammar School Spring Fair 2016 imageWhats On Logo button image ANNUAL SPRING FAIR 2016:
Central Coast Grammar School - Spring Fair On The Green 2016

Enjoy a dazzling array of market stalls, thrilling rides for children of all ages, musical performances from student ensembles, the fun-packed KidsZone bursting with dozens of arcade-style games, pony rides, petting zoo and the very popular Obstacool.

This year we also have new area for the big kids called the Big Kahuna Fun Zone; with Triple Horizontal Bungee, a surf machine, laser tag, bubble soccer and one sure to be a big hit with the kids is Teacher Dunking!

Our Young Entrepreneurs zone showcases our budding Richard Branson's in our school and our Father Day stall guarantees a unique gift for Dad.

The popular International Food Court serves up tasty, authentic cuisine from around the world including South African, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican dishes.
Freshly brewed Inca coffee will waft across the courtyard and you will be enticed to relax with your coffee and a delicious piece of cake from the popular Pavillion Café.
There are of course all the kid’s favourite treats including snow-cones, fairy floss, ice cream and cupcakes. The Champagne & Oyster Bar has become an institution at the Fair in recent years and is a very popular spot for parents to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun.

Set in our stunning school grounds, the Spring Fair is a wonderful, colourful family day with something to interest everyone.

Saturday 3rd September 2016
9.00am-4.00pm - admission free

See the Facebook Page for more

Blues On The Mountain imageWhats On Logo button image GATHERING OF THE CLANS 2016:
The Annual Gathering of the Clans is on at the Norah Head Sports Ground, Bungary Rd in the NSW Central Coast town of Norah Head on Saturday 3rd September 2016.

Throughout the day there will be live entertainment, including pipe band performances, Highland Dancing and Medieval Displays. There will be craft stalls showcasing Scottish and local handicrafts, Clan stalls for those who would like to trace their Scottish heritage and food and drinks available at the Oval.

Danelaw Medieval Re-enactment Group will be there with their Medieval Combat Displays and the Little Knights School teaching the kiddies what it was like to be a knight in days of olde.

The Parade of the Tartans begins at 9.45am on Saturday at Lawson Lane with the Pipe Bands marching into Soldiers Point Drive, continuing into Maitland Road and then through the Clans Castle Facade into the arena where a Mass Pipe Band Display will open the day's celebrations. The bands will also perform individually throughout the day in the Clans Pipe Band Displays.

One of the highlights of the program will be the Highland Games which will be coordinated by Highland Muscle. These traditional Highland Games were originally designed to put young Scottish men through strength challenges as a way of choosing the fittest men for combat. Some of the strongman events at this year’s Clans include the Timber Frame carry, the Caber Toss, the Stone Carry up to a weight of 150kgs and the Log Wrestle.

There will also be an opportunity for spectators to show how strong they are!

GATHERING OF THE CLANS http://www.greatertoukley.org.au/
WHERE: Bungary Rd, Norah Head
WHEN: Saturday, 3rd September 2016 from 9:15am - 4:30pm

The Escalators imageWhats On Logo button image THE ESCALATORS TOUR:
South Coast groovemeisters The Escalators are on a musical mission with a simple mantra: Come Together!

The perfect venue to open the tour is The Lounge Room in Gosford.

“This tour is all about connection,” says guitarist Lachlan Mackenzie. “We carefully selected venues whose philosophy we respect, because they enrich their communities through art and culture.”

The Lounge Room is a social enterprise and an amazing space that creates community, culture and belonging while supporting the life-changing work of the charity Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD). MMAD is a charity that exists to change young lives through music, empowering them to go on and make their own difference within the community, and this philosophy resonated strongly with The Escalators.
“The Escalators all discovered the power of music in our teenage years – punk, or reggae or jazz – and music has been a positive force in our lives ever since. Those stories will form part of this unique show.”

With more grooves than a record store, The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans, and the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica.

The Escalators excel at cross-pollinating great jazz standards with groove-driven genres, and grafting original compositions onto their swing, soul and reggae roots.

After hundreds of shows together, The Escalators can hold listeners spell-bound in a ‘hear-a-pin-drop’ concert, or have the floorboards of a School of Arts Hall heaving under the weight of unhinged dancing.

The gorgeous tone of Jenny Blunden's voice will embrace you & steal your heart. Lachlan Mackenzie’s guitar weaves with pick-pocket grace through a rhythmic framework rich in interplay between Bradley Parson's upright bass and the drum kit captained by Hayden Moore.
“The Lounge Room is perfect for artist and audience,” says singer Jenny Blunden. “Sharing music with people who have come together, heart and mind, makes it more meaningful & rewarding for everyone.” “On this tour we are consciously supporting the venues that we want to see more of, and we can’t wait to meet the music lovers of Gosford and surrounds.”

Tickets to this intimate show are strictly limited so music fans need to book early at www.stickytickets.com.au.

Venue: The Lounge Room
Address: 342 Mann St, Gosford
Date: Friday, 9th September
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets: $20
Rudolf Steiner School Spring Fair 2016 imageWhats On Logo button image STEINER SCHOOL ANNUAL FAIR:
Our Fair has a reputation as a unique and affordable family day out with wholesome activities such as candle-making, crystal mining and boat building.

Soak up the atmosphere of a country village funfair with stallholders dressed in period costume, traditional craftspeople displaying their skills and roving entertainers.

Kids have a ball in Side Show Alley with traditional games like Splat the Rat, Sponge Toss, Coconut Shy and Pillow Fight. Try your luck on the Tombola Wheel – every ticket wins a prize!

A magical space for the littlest ones – the Rainbow Garden offers the chance to make a fairy garden, enjoy a puppet show, have some fishing fun and try bread making.

With the children happy all day, parents have plenty of time to browse our market stalls full of Steiner-inspired toys and gifts – a perfect opportunity for some early Christmas shopping. Beautiful books at Rudolf Steiner Bookshop and bargains galore in the White Elephant Stall too.

Sunday 11th September - 10am
10 Catamaran Rd, Fountaindale

See the Facebook Page for more

Coast Community Connections logo imageWhats On Logo button image BEING A DAD WORKSHOPS:
The Being a Dad program runs over three-sessions and is designed specifically for dads.
It will be hosted by Coast Community Connections in association with Interrelate.

The workshops aim to teach participants how to better connect with their children through recognising the importance of fathering, understanding themselves a a ‘dad’, setting goals for spending quality time with their children and improving communication skills.

The three session program aims to help fathers gain the skills necessary to build closer relationships with their children. It covers the following topics
•How to Connect with your children
•Discipline constructively
•Understand the special role of a father in a child’s life
•Father from the inside –out
•Understand why it’s important to being a better dad

The sessions will be held from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Thursday 8th, 15th and 22nd of September, participants will work with the relationship professionals at Interrelate to gain a more holistic understanding of the important role a father plays in a child’s life.

Registration to the workshop is essential and the cost is just $20 or $15 for a concession.

Contact 02 4341 9333 to register or for more information. Or ...

Visit the website for more

BEING A DAD WORKSHOPS at the Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy

Liam Birrows poster imageWhats On Logo button image LIAM BURROWS AT AVOCA THEATRE:
Liam Burrows and the Rodric White Sextet

Liam Burrows (2015 winner of the National Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship, Semi-Finalist in the 2015 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocals Competition Los Angeles, Australia’s Got Talent Finalist) is one of the great success stories of the Central Coast Conservatorium.

Liam, who enjoys a brilliant career as a national and international performer, will appear with Rodric White (piano), Warwick Alder (trumpet & flugal horn), Luke Gallen (alto & tenor saxophones), Lawrie Pardy (trombone), John Conley (bass) and Toby Hall (drums).

Friday 30th September at 7:30pm
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Tickets : $34.90
The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra imageWhats On Logo button image JAZZ IN THE ARBORETUM 2016:
Hetty Kate Quintet presents an Afternoon of Jazz Delights

Hetty Kate Quintet presents an Afternoon of Jazz Delights. Join Hetty and her outstanding band, John Harkins piano; Sam Rollings guitar; Brendon Clarke double bass and Andrew Dickeson drums as they weave a magic web of beautiful vintage music.

Hetty Kate has a classic, clear sound reminiscent of the vocalists from the 1940s and 50s, and is often compared to a young Peggy Lee or Doris Day. Known for her pure tone, diction, faultless rhythm and swing, as well an effortless ease on stage, Hetty has fast become one of the busiest jazz vocalists in Australia. Settle back and enjoy an afternoon of music magic in the beautiful Crommelin Native Arboretum.

2pm – Setting the scene take a step back in time with ‘The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra’ is unique among young Australian orchestras playing authentic 1920s and early 30s hot dance band arrangements of “the jazz era”, this ensemble successfully summons-up the nostalgia and ambience associated with the legendary Great Gatsby, in a truly entertaining manner. “This is an orchestra full of young people: vibrant, alert, and cheeky.“

3pmJohn Harkins Trio are three of Australia’s most respected jazz musicians, performing and recording with the world’s leading jazz artists. John Harkins is one of the most sought-after jazz pianists in Australia, majoring in classical piano at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City and working with many well-known American jazz musicians.

Performing together for many years – with Brendan Clarke on double bass and Andrew Dickeson on drums – the Trio bring you some of the best-loved standards, with songs like The Look Of Love, Green Dolphin Street, and You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To.

4pm – For this special performance in the Arboretum, Hetty Kate and her Quintet will perform a smooth selection of songs from her most recent releases, such as “In the Still of the Night”, “The Thrill is Gone”, and “Cry me a River”. Enjoy re-imagined music from the songbooks of Peggy Lee, June Christy and Julie London (featured in her acclaimed CD for ABC Jazz, Dim All The Lights), alongside popular classics that you know and love, and curios from the swing era included on her newest swing album with the Dan McLean Hot Six, The Umbrella Man.

Come early, bring a picnic, and enjoy a unique experience in the beautiful Pearl Beach Arboretum.
Raffle tickets will be available with proceeds to the Pearl Beach Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade.

2pm Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Book now to avoid disappointment!

Ticket cost: $40 children (under 15) $25
Group bookings of ten or more tickets are $36 each ticket
BOOKINGS: 4343 1455 or 4341 6004
(credit card $4 per transaction)
www.pearlbeach.net.au
Glenvale School Trivia Night imageWhats On Logo button image TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER:
Glenvale Special Needs School Trivia Night Fundraiser

Each year we hold a major fundraiser and in the past we have held our annual School Fair but this year we have decided to try something new and different by hosting a Trivia Night.

It will be on Saturday 15th October at Mingara Recreation Club Tumbi Umbi. Please spread the word and try and get tables of 10 together.
Tickets are $20 per person.

Trivia Nights are always a fun night out. Perhaps your workmates, sport group, family and friends would be interested?
Perhaps you could put up the flyer in your work break room?
Funds raised will go towards keeping our 3 mini buses on the road and their upkeep.
A portion also goes towards saving for a new bus so when it comes to replacing our oldest bus we have the money. The balance is added to the rest of the year’s fundraising efforts and used for other school needs.

This year we are starting to raise money to upgrade all the classrooms and bathrooms, as well as purchase more iPads and Smart Boards.

As at any school we need the help of our Glenvale families to bring together this great event. Our first request for help is to ask for donations of prizes for the Silent Auction.
Perhaps you have a business that could donate an item or would like to sponsor the Trivia Night.
Prizes can also be Vouchers or Gift Cards.
Any donations would be very much appreciated.

If you are able to donate something please call or email Katherine or Michelle. Prizes are needed by Friday 7th October so we can finalise the prizes ready for the 15th October

Glenvale Special Needs School Trivia Night Fundraiser
15th October 2016, Mingara Recreation Club
Doors open at 6:30pm
$20 each - Tables of 8 to 10 available
For bookings, please call Michelle 0431869892
Club food available for purchase; cash bar; prizes; gold coin games; silent auction; 18+ event

Blues On The Mountain imageWhats On Logo button image 19-TWENTY - BLUES ON THE MOUNTAIN:
Blues on the Mountain presents 19 - Twenty

After a massive year performing at major festivals all over Australia, popular Blues and roots act, 19 - Twenty, are heading to the Central Coast and will be performing a special one of show at the iconic Mangrove Mountain Heritage Hall on Saturday the 10th of September.

This will be a rare opportunity to catch one of Australia's most exciting live acts at such an intimate venue and is also 19-Twenty's only Central Coast show before heading interstate to perform at the Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival.

The band's high energy performances and engagement with their audience has packed festival venues from Woodford Folk festival in Queensland to Blues at Bridgetown in W.A., where the band picked up the festival's people's choice award two years running.
19- Twenty have also performed alongside some of the biggest names in Australian music such as Angus and Julia Stone, Augie March and John Williamson at the Queenscliff Music festival.

Featuring Syd Green (Leonardo's Bride) on Drums, Kane Dennelly - lead guitar/vocals/acrobatic dance moves, and Johnny G's thumping double bass lines, 19 - Twenty are described by premier online music publication, Tone Deaf, as "one of the most exciting riff and groove based blues and roots acts emerging from Australia"

The band has also received airplay on Triple J, for their single "YOLO", and wide spread acclaim for both their debut album "Zion" and recently released self-titled album.

"Last year I drove for 7 hours to catch 19- Twenty's performance at the Great Southern Blues Festival, and I know a lot of fellow Coasties did the same. They have a great following here on the Coast. To be 19-Twenty's first show announced of their upcoming tour, at a time when they are in such high demand, is fantastic and a real credit to the music fans of the Central Coast" Event organiser, Ryan Howard, said.

Supporting 19 - Twenty, on the night, will be 2015 Home Grown Acoustic Award winner, Toby Wells. Toby has supported acts such as Thirsty Merc, with his band Stranger Than Paradise, and also performed as a soloist alongside well known blues and roots musicians, such as Genevieve Chadwick, Grizzlee Train and the PJ O'Brien band to name a few.

Tickets are limited and cost $25 (Adults), $10 (Youth 12-16yrs) with Children under 12yrs, accompanied by a paying adult, free.
Food and refreshments will be available on the night or byo welcome.
Doors open at 6pm.

All profit raised from the night goes towards the upkeep and restoration of Mangrove Mountain Heritage Hall and Fairview Homestead.

On Saturday the 12th of November, Melbourne's sharp dressed men of the blues, Catfish Voodoo, will be bringing their electric blues boogie to the Central Coast for the very first time and will be performing at Blues on the Mountain alongside Jazz and Soul inspired songstress, Dominique Morgan and Central Coast songbirds, the Little Quirks Band

Pre-booking via www.trybooking.com/195016 is recommended.
Ph 0405 416 289 for inquiriesi
Colour Ya World logo imageWhats On Logo button image COLOUR YA WORLD:
The Colour Ya World is coming to The Entrance

This hugely popular event has already stopped off at all corners of Australia and on Saturday 12 November 2016 it’s time for the whole family to party!

The Colour Ya World is coming to The Entrance and party animals of all ages, shapes and sizes will be running, dancing and singing across 5k of colour.

We are Unique with our volunteers coating participants with powders AND gels of blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until their faces, shirt and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippie on the other side.

Each section of the run adds a new explosion of colour until peeps cross the finish line, with the fun not ending there!

Enter into the main event, our epic DJ dance and colour throw party where participants will celebrate finishing 5k's and dance, party and sing to a DJ playing the latest tunes whilst throwing packets of colour into the air!

Entry includes a Colour Ya World T-shirt, colour pack and a Colour Ya World Headband. You can enter as an Individual, a Family or a team, so it is a great way to get your kids outdoors and active! This event is not timed, and focuses on participation, Health and Fun!

Event Name: Colour Ya World
Event Dates and Times: Saturday 12th November start time TBC
Early Bird prices start at $25 for kids, and under 6 run for free.
Website Link: http://colouryaworld.com.au/location-wyong/

Tai Chi imageWhats On Logo button image TAI CHI IN THE PARK 2016:
Free Tai Chi in the Park

Come and join us in the park and experience the wonderful art called Tai Chi, if you've never tried Tai Chi this is the ideal opportunity to experience this wonderful ancient art form, Tai Chi is a set of low impact exercises which are gentle on the body and is suitable for people of all ages.

With regular practise Tai Chi can help many health conditions such as Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Improve Bone Density, Circulatory System, Improve Balance and many more conditions. No need to book just come along and try it out

Sunday: 12th June 2016 10.00am - 11.30am
Phyllis Bennett Park, Webb Street, East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens

Sunday: 4th September 2016 10.00am - 11.30am
Phyllis Bennett Park, Webb Street, East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens

Sunday: 20th November. 10.00am - 11.30am
Phyllis Bennett Park, Webb Street, East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens

NSW Fire and Rescue State Chamionshios logo imageWhats On Logo button image BI ANNUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
NSW Firefighter Championship on the Central Coast.

Central Coast Council is pleased to support the bi-annual Fire and Rescue NSW Championship – the first time it has ever been held on the Coast.

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) teams from across the state will converge at the Norah Head Sports Ground on Bungary Road for the three-day championship to be held from 27th to 29th October 2016.

FRNSW Assistant Commissioner and Championships Director Rob McNeil announced the championship will take place at the end of October and encouraged Central Coast residents to mark the date in their calendar and come along.

The competition challenges their skills in setting up and deploying firefighting equipment quickly and safely.

It’s a great opportunity for the community, especially budding firefighters, to come along and see what it’s all about.

There’ll be fire safety demonstrations and much more.

Central Coast Council Administrator Ian Reynolds said he was thrilled the Coast would host such a great event that would celebrate the important role firefighters play in our community while showcasing the Coast as a great place to host major events.
“I am pleased the FRNSW have chosen the Coast to hold this exciting event and we are proud to support the great work our fireys deliver for our community each and every day,” Mr Reynolds said.

All Championship events, community safety demonstrations and activities will be held at Norah Head Sports Ground on the corner of Maitland Street and Bungary Road, Norah Head from 8am to 5pm from Thursday to Saturday (27th-29th October).

Entry is free.

The opening ceremony is at 11am on Thursday 27th October.

A community engagement event will be held at Memorial Park, The Entrance on Friday 28th October from 5pm to 9pm.

The event will include:
• Displays from Fire and Rescue NSW
• Emergency Service Displays from other Agencies (Police, SES, RFS and VRA)
• A firefighter torchlight parade along Marine Parade
• Fireworks to conclude the evening.

Operation Blackhawk logo imageWhats On Logo button image OPERATION BLACKHAWK:
Proudly supporting Autism Spectrum Australia.

The Battlefield Challenge is 7km’s long with military style obstacles.
The event is suitable for every level of fitness from first time mud runner/obstacle racer couch potato, to seasoned weekend warriors!

Designed and led by Soldier Dan you will take part in a genuine military themed obstacle course. Above all the course is a lot of fun and the perfect way to spend the day getting down and dirty with your mates. We even provide you the clothes to get dirty in.

Don’t let the Army gear scare you, this event is not timed and perfect for first timers looking for a fun day out with their mates through to elite weekend worriers. It’s not about how fast you complete the course but how much fun you have along the way. This is a 14yo+ event

For the Kids, there is KiddyHawk.
KiddyHawk is based on a mini version of the adult Battlefield Challenge, KiddyHawk is ran on the same days as the Battlefield Challenge.

Suitable for kids 3 to 13 the course is around 1km long. There’s waves run throughout the weekend so adults have time to run the main course before or after their little tackers.

Course lasts up to 1 hour and each child is issued a ‘Certified Tough’ Dog Tag.
Its seriously MUD FUN! Go on, book them in and win parent of the year!

To get a FREE ticket in exchange for volunteering 7am to 2pm please email Elle for more details: elle@operationblackhawk.com

Event name - Battlefield Challenge - Operation Blackhawk – Gosford
Dates- 18th - 19th March 2017
Location - Gosford Racecourse, 6 Racecourse Road, West Gosford
Booking URL – http://www.operationblackhawk.com/

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