The beloved historic 3801 steam train will be at Blayney station at 1.30pm on Friday, June 4 for an hour. While rides to and from Blayney are not available, an up close experience is guaranteed, as is a special 3801 operating model steam train exhibition, feature artist display, youth exhibition and history museum. $5 adults, $3 concession. Those wanting to ride the 3801 can do so from Bathurst station, travelling towards Wimbledon and return (non-stop). 8.05am, 9.55am, 12.15pm, 2.05pm (1.5-hour round trips). Saturday, June 5. Bathurst station. Tickets at thnsw.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/11171.
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
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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.
Council is hosting a candidate information session in the Blayney Shire Community Centre. Light supper provided. RSVP to email@example.com. Thursday, June 10. 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
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.
Put your thinking caps on for a trivia night fund-raiser for Blayney's entrants in the Stars of Orange Dance for Cancer, Luke and Julia Patrick. Help the duo reach their goal while they putting the finishing touches to their confidential routine. The night will be hosted by Triple M's Neil Gill with heaps of prizes to be won. Friday, June 18. 6.30pm for 7pm start. $30 per person, tables of eight. BYO drinks and snacks. RSVP and bookings by June 11. Contact Julia on 0478 691 040.
Dancing in the Shadows of Motown honours the music of some of America's finest acts, including The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and The Jackson Five. Friday, June 11. 8pm. Bathurst RSL Club. Tickets via www.bathurstrsl.com.au.
Wellbeing Health Fair
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Drop-in and discover all the health and wellbeing services that are available to Blayney shire, covering physical, financial and mental health, community transport, housing and more. June 16. Further details to come.
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 current exhibition is 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.
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
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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.