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* Lennon: Through a Glass Onion 23rd February 2018
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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

Vintage Fair, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare
To book or enquire call (02) 4323 3566 or email enquiries@fairhaven.org.au

Fairhaven centre-based lifestyle activities at Point Clare

Our activities have been designed to develop skills, promote self-confidence and build social networks for people with disability.

Activity programs in 2017:
Perform-ability Drama & Dance class: Thursdays 10am-11am ($12)
Line Dancing: Thursdays 11.30am-12.15pm ($10)
Drumming with The Rhythm Hut: Thursday 1pm-2pm ($13)
Jake’s Rock & Jam Session: Fridays 10am-12pm ($20)

Location: Community building, Fairhaven Services, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.

To book your place call (02) 4323 3566 or email enquiries@fairhaven.org.au

Jake Cassar imageWhats On Logo button image JAKE CASSAR BUSHCRAFT:
A Wild Food Experience with Jake Cassar - A Native Edible & Medicinal Plants - One Day Crash Course

This is a very unique experience and for those that know Jake or has been on one of his educational walks, will know just how much knowledge, wisdom and passion that he packs into such a short amount of time.

Jake will start with an introduction to his important conservation work, before taking the group on an epic bush tucker walk to show us how we can all survive by living off our incredible native and introduced plants!

Proceeds go towards supporting our nearly extinct local Koala population and purchasing motion detection cameras.

.....PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE.... NOTE: Maximum 20 adults (over 16s).
Purchase tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/343268

Jake Cassar has spent over 20 years doing annual survival missions where he lives off only what he can forage, catch or gather for weeks at a time. This experience, mixed with Jake's incredible knowledge of wild plants and their uses, makes this a walk not to miss.
Date: Saturday 20th January
Time: 11am - 4pm (Arrive 10.45am)

Location to meet:
West Gosford (exact location will be sent after ticket is purchased).
The location is not easily accessible by public transport, therefore coming by car is strongly recommended.
(Please note: There will be two locations during this one day course. The second is a short drive away. We will all return to the first location at the end of the walk).

Bring your own snacks to eat - there will be a short lunch break.

To bring:
Food, water, camera/phone, notepad & pen.

Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes (bring layers for hot, wet and/or cooler parts of the day - a hat is recommended)

$55 + booking fee* (proceeds go towards Jake's environmental work).

*We are unable to refund any tickets that have been purchased due to relying on numbers and cost to make these events sustainable. However, if we need to cancel the event because of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances we will of course refund all paid tickets (after booking fee).

For more information please email Emma French at;

Gold Coast 2018  imageWhats On Logo button image QUEENS BATON RELAY:
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class Event of sports and culture to come. Its heading to the Central Coast on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

The Baton relay will begin at Laycock Theatre at 11.30am heading down Mann Street, Gosford with the community event happening at Central Coast Stadium.
The Community event will be a free event where the Community can view the Baton as it makes its way into the Stadium with official speeches and ceremonies.

There will be kid’s activity zones with particular themes to cater for all ages, live music, picnic hampers and picnic areas where people can sit back and enjoy the entertainment. There will also be roving entertainers that will engage with the audience and really capture the Festival vibe.

The Baton will then continue to Gosford Olympic Swimming Pool following the waterfront and highlighting our main and popular asset – Brisbane Waters.

The Baton will then proceed onto Sydney for the next Batonbearer stop with celebrations continuing at Central Coast Stadium for the afternoon.

The Queen’s Baton Relay recognises the achievements and aspirations of Australians from all walks of life, from youngsters to some of Australia’s most accomplished legends, such as the Coast’s local hero and Central Coast Citizen of the Year, Lester Pearson.
Lester will be joined by 16 other batonbearers nominated by their peers, including:
• Rae Anderson, Wamberal
• Margaret Beardslee, Killarney Vale
• Mary Betts, Jindalee
• Benjamin Brown, Bateau Bay
• Graeme Carroll, Woy Woy
• Angela Deacon, Davistown
• Christopher Dodd, Springfield
• Dimity Douglas, Lisarow
• Sara Evans, Hamlyn Terrace
• Stuart Hayward, Alison
• Maria McConville, Green Point
• Jamie Pittman, Shortland
• Kallan Strong, Wadalba
• Peter Thomson, Erina
• Teigan Van Roosmalen, Bateau Bay
• Phil Walker, Blue Bay

The event will bring a unique experience to all and entice people to stay and enjoy the Community spirit as well as being a part of a worldwide event.

Follow the Baton Journey: https://www.gc2018.com/qbr

Commonwealth Games 2018 – Gold Coast: https://www.gc2018.com/

Road Closures
There will be scheduled full road closures within Gosford CBD to coincide with the Queens Baton Relay.

Friday 2nd February 2018
From 6pm Friday 2 February until 3pm on Saturday 3 February
Gosford Olympic Pool carpark - Full closure of carpark and boat ramp

Saturday 3 February 2018
10:00am - 11:17am Laycock Street between Henry Parry Drive and Pacific Highway
11:17am – 11:48am Pacific Hwy / Mann Street between Laycock Street and Donnison Street
Donnison Street between Mann Street and Dane Drive
11:48am – 12:05pm Dane Drive, Central Coast Stadium
12:05pm – 12:16pm Central Coast Hwy between Dane Drive roundabout and Masons Parade
Central Coast Hwy re-opens
1:12pm – 1.30pm Central Coast Hwy between Masons Parade to Dane Drive roundabout
3.00pm Gosford Olympic Pool carpark and boat ramp re-opens

Please Note:
Road closures are subject to change at the direction of the Brisbane Water Local Area Command.

The roads will be fully closed with no resident or business access during these times.

During this period we ask that you please follow the detour signage that will be installed.

Pedestrian access will still be permitted throughout this period.

Click below for further information:
Gosford CBD – Road Closures
Gosford CBD – Queens Baton Relay Route

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion imageWhats On Logo button image LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION:
“A deeply felt reflection of the man. Savour every minute” – NEW YORK TIMES
“Lennon’s spirit shines through” – New York Post

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is back in Australia following their sensational 16 week season in New York.

The internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon which we know and loved as LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION was re-produced and rebranded for its Off-Broadway debut at the Union Square Theatre.

Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion , part concert and part biography, reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century with a story and 31 songs including “Imagine,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” “All You Need is Love,” “Come Together,” “Help,” “Working Class Hero,” “Mother,” “Jealous Guy,” and more.

“It was truly an emotional experience seeing Lennon: Through a Glass Onion in New York at its American premiere” said producer Harley Medcalf. “We were overwhelmed, blessed really, to have the support of Yoko Ono and the Lennon Estate. As Charles Waterstreet (Fairfax) said, “We should get out the streamers and confetti to shower D’Arrietta and Waters in an open limousine to the steps of our town halls””. The show will return to the US following the Australian tour in April/May.

John Waters added “To be embraced by New Yorkers as we were from October to January, this was a great reward for all of us who worked so hard to get our show there, at the Union Theatre. It truly felt as though Glass Onion had in fact given the city what it needed, to reconcile their own sense of loss of a much loved ‘son’, as John Lennon came to be. Night after night, our audiences stood to acknowledge us, and it doesn't get much better than that.”

In 1992, twelve years after Lennon’s death, Waters and D’Arrietta first conceived and performed Lennon: Through a Glass Onion on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney. The show was an instant success. In the years that followed, Waters and D’Arrietta toured the show and played sold out engagements at venues including The Sydney Opera House. The show performed a three-month engagement in London’s West End.

“Its been fantastic the response the show is receiving, especially from the younger audiences that are coming along, some of whom were not even born when Lennon and The Beatles were recording and releasing their music. It’s a testament to the legacy of the man and his music that still excites and intrigues people to this day” says Waters.

“It never ceases to amaze us how many people still request to see the show, even after our last lengthy tour, we’re constantly getting emails and messages asking when is the show coming back, so its great that the demand and interest is always there”, says Waters.

“The song Glass Onion was John Lennon’s postscript to The Beatles. It had such a strong image of crystal ball-gazing and peeling away the layers that it inspired the format for this show – a kaleidoscope collage of song, word, emotion and image”, agrees D’Arrietta with Waters.

For the audience this is either an emotional trip down memory lane or a wonderful introduction to the life and times of one of the most fascinating icons of our time.

Friday 23rd February 2018
8pm $55
Laycock Street Theatre

RotaryClub imageWhats On Logo button image OPERA IN THE ARBORETUM:
We are very pleased to announce that our lead singer will be soprano Greta Bradman, the winner of the 2013-14 Australian International Opera Award and a Fellow at the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2015 Greta recorded ‘My Hero’ her debut album that became the highest ever charting Australian classical album on the pop chart and debuted at number one on the classical chart.

Accompanying her will be mezzo-soprano, Deborah Humble one of Australia’s most successful international artists. In 2004, she was awarded the prestigious Dame Sutherland Scholarship and the following year, she became a Principal Mezzo with the State Opera of Hamburg.

A graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Music and a Diploma in Classical Voice, baritone Alex Sefton was a member of the Opera Australia Schools Company performing hundreds of times to thousands of students around Australia.

Australian/Italian tenor Virgilio Marino completes the line-up of singers. He was the winner of the Tenor Award at the Sydney Performing Arts Challenge, the Dame Sutherland Award and a finalist in both the MacDonald’s Opera Competition and Australian national Eisteddfod in Canberra. He made his debut at Theater Regensburg in Germany performing the roles of Il Duca di Mantua in Rigoletto as well as the title role Oberon.

Pianist Francis Greep returns for his third performance with us. He has an international reputation for his work as a vocal coach, recitalist, chorus master, continuo player and conductor. He has worked for Opera Australia as part of the Music Staff and as Assistant Chorus Master.

The Opera in the Arboretum would not be complete without the ‘Central Coast Chamber Orchestra’ under the baton of Patrick Brennan.
The orchestra consists of 20 plus very talented youngsters and professional musicians from the Central Coast.

Every year the event gives them the opportunity to accompany some of Australia’s finest opera singers.

We are expecting another full house for next year’s event so we suggest that you consider booking early.

Adult: $70.00 / Senior: $67.00
10 or more tickets: $63.00 each
High school student: $36.00
Primary school student: Free
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