The mushrooms are out and the hunt is on. Yum! As the weather gets cooler it's time to get out and try some foraging in the beautiful countryside around Oberon. You can try and spot them in the wild yourself (be careful you don't pick out something deadly) or take part in a tour that starts from Hampton. Tickets include a barbecue lunch (with 'shrooms on the menus, of course) and tips on finding, preparing and preserving the fungi. To book a spot go to eventbrite.com.au/e/wild-mushroom-foraging-tour-tickets-136129379639.
Textures of One
The inaugural exhibition for the Platform Arts Hub - Textures of One - opened at the Blayney Railway Station on April 9 and will run for four weeks until April 30. The theme is "steam", paying homage to the recently restored complex.
Newbridge water colours
Newbridge Art Group is holding a watercolour workshop with Annie Joseph as tutor on April 17-18 at the Newbridge Hall. This is for beginners as well as experienced painters. The cost for the weekend is $110. If interested, please message Jan Dickie or ring on 63681185 before next Monday. Should be a very enjoyable weekend. If you always wanted to try painting, this is the way to go.
Enjoy the delights of an autumn high tea at Abercrombie House. There will be sweet and savoury delights, leaf tea to sup and plunger coffee (if that is your preferred beverage). While you enjoy your repast you can listen to the strains of a classical Celtic harpist. You'll also have the chance to explore the main rooms of the house and the gardens. April 25, May 9 and June 6. Tickets at $49 for adults, concession $45 and children under 14 years $25 are available from the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre or Ambercrombie House.
Craft, Cuppa & Chat
Come and join our friendly Craft, Cuppa & Chat Group. Bring your own projects to work on or join in sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, cross stitch, learn something new, or just come for the cuppa and a chat. Meeting on Thursdays monthly at the newly refurbished Millthorpe CWA Hall.
A Mouthful of Millthorpe will be held over three sessions on the last weekend of the Orange Food Festival as a moving feast through the village, with sojourns at cellar doors for a gourmet food and wine pairing. April 18, Tickets available through eventbrite.
Biggest Morning Tea
Will you attend?
A Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea event will be held at Tallwood Hall on Wednesday May 19th at 2pm. Please advise if you plan to attend. Phone Jenny Wright 0409 157 380 or Maureen Coleman 0428 665 905.