MS Mega Swim
The MS Mega Swim is a fun team relay event and fund-raiser where each team must have a member swimming laps at all times for a 24-hour period. Four Teams have signed - the Blayney Dolphins, Millthorpe Mermaids, The YMCA and Triple F Threat. Commences Saturday May 29 at noon and finishes 24 hours later.
Memorial golf day
The Cameron 'Camo' Hobby golf memorial day is back on Sunday, June 13. Live music, a monster raffle, auction, a sausage sizzle and a nine-hole golf competition are all part of the day. All proceeds go to the Asthma Foundation. Anyone able to donate a raffle prize or money towards the day contact Olivia Bird 0488 133 375 or Andrew Delaney 0423 055 356. To play in the four man ambrose call Mick Miskell 0418 401 814. Limited numbers. Golf will have a noon shotgun start. Limited spaces available.
Creative-types will get to catch up with the Arts OutWest team at the regional gathering and annual general meeting on May 30. Athol Gardens, 11am, morning tea. Platform Arts Hub, noon, tour of the new arts space. Blayney Community Centre, 1.30pm, meet with council and view arts highlights. Blayney Community Centre, 2pm, Arts OutWest regional summary and AGM.
Platform Arts Hub
The Platform Arts Hub has announced next month's exhibition, Youth Textures of One. The committee hopes to feature as many students from the Blayney Shire as possible. Submission forms and information packs are available via the Platform Arts Hub Facebook page.
Craft & Cuppa
Come and join our friendly Craft, Cuppa and 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. Every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm ... except on the first Tuesday of each month, which is for Millthorpe CWA branch meetings. Held at the newly refurbished Millthorpe CWA Hall, 21 Pym Street. $2.50
Corner Store Gallery
The Corner Store Gallery is a small, independently run space that exhibits a diverse range of emerging and well-established artists specialising in a variety of mediums. The gallery's next exhibition will feature Tim WInters' Ridgeline, the artist's first solo exhibition in six years, which explores the nature of memory and place. May 19 to 29. Following that will be a display of contemporary Australian works. June 2 to 19. Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. 382 Summer Street, Orange.
In the car
A series of pastel works by Fiona Kent capturing the unique luminosity and vastness of the wildness of the Australian landscape, with a focus on the regional areas of NSW. Until Jun 12 at the Peisley St Gallery, 54 Peisley Street, Orange.
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
In the diary
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will bring the crème de la crème of the 2021 Festival to Bathurst on June 5. Featuring some of the Festival's hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Bathurst Memorial Entertaiment Centre, 8pm to 10pm. Tickets $25-$35 through www.bmec.com.au.
Musical mavericks, Ensemble Offspring, will perform at the Orange Regional Conservatorium on May 30, bringing together some of the most innovative instrumentalists in Australia. The performance will revisit classics from the '90s alongside five new commissions, as well as using video. Tickets www.eventbrite.com.au.
Belly of the World Mushrooms presents a Mushroom Meander in the Mountains with Martin Martini. Martin has eaten over 200 wild mushrooms and is helping to put newly discovered mushroom variables into highly respected restaurants. He will be joined by fungi aficionados Symon Beck and Jsun Lau. This will be more than a forage; the two-hour meander features stories and other insights for lovers of nature. May 29 and 30, 10am and 2pm. $66. Blue Mountains and Oberon areas, meeting point TBA. Book on 0403 315 987 or www.trybooking.com/bqslz
The Day the Music Died
A tribute to Buddy Holly on the 60th anniversary of his death. Scot Robin, lead from the original cast of the hit musical "Buddy", together with his Crickets will perform over 30 of Buddy Holly's songs. Saturday, May 29, 8pm. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $59.90-$69.90.
To celebrate the 80th birthday of music legend Bob Dylan (on May 24), a group of Bathurst musicians will host a charity tribute gig honouring his remarkable legacy. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Daffodil Wig Library. Little Albert, The Victoria Bathurst. Friday, May 28 at Little Albert.
Blayney Rotary Markets
Held on the third Sunday of the month, Blayney Rotary Market features a range of stalls boasting seasonal fruit, vegetables, local produce, plants, flowers, jewellery, craft, accessories, candles, beauty products and more. The next markets will be held on Sunday, June 20 from 8.30am to noon at CentrePoint.
Mark your calendar
After being last year by COVID, Bathurst Winter Festival will return in July featuring all its regular events and rides, including the ice rink, ferris wheel and carousel. June 26 to July 11. For full details visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au.
Astro + Dreamtime
In the calendar
This unique workshop will combine teaching astrophotography with learning about the night sky through Indigenous Dreamtime storytelling. It's aimed at beginners to intermediate on the photography skill scale. After you've snapped the Milky Way and beyond you can warm up with some bush tucker. July 10, August 7, September 4, 7pm - 10pm. Cost $325. Bookings at www.littleimageco.com.au. Orange.