With the COVID lockdown covering all of the state to varying degrees, restrictions may be in place relating to identified hot spots. Check with NSW Health for current information before travelling or attending events in the community. COVID-safe rules will apply. Please check with organisers if your desired events are still going ahead. If you are staying home, here's a couple of time fillers.
The Platform Arts Hub gallery is closed until July 10. The closing date for submissions for the new photography exhibition scheduled for July has been extended to July 7. Blayney Through the Lens will run from July 10 to 31. The Big Red Car won't be coming to the region just yet - The Wiggles have had to postpone their shows in Bathurst and Orange, scheduled for and Sunday and Monday, July 11 and 12 respectively. The band was left with no choice but to delay the opening week of shows. The Bathurst show is now rescheduled for Sunday, September 26 and the Orange show for Tuesday, September 28. Ticket holders should contact venues if they are now unable to attend.
Help at hand
An Australian Government mobile service centre will be in Blayney next week to provide personalised face-to-face information about government payments and services. Staff can provide support, as well as help to create a myGov account to access government services online. Thursday and Friday, July 1 and 2, 9am to 4pm. Community Centre Carpark.
The Bathurst Winter Festival will continue this week - however there will be COVID protocols in place and enforcement of current rules. Highlights of the festival include the ice rink, ferris wheel and carousel, as well as illuminations and light shows, food drink and music aplenty. Until July 11. For full details of events being held as part of the 2021 Bathurst Winter Festival, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au.
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
Christmas in July
A festive winter spectacle is poised to fill Keystone 1889 next month. For two evenings [Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17], audiences will be treated to a Christmas in July feast, accompanied by pantomime and cabaret entertainment. There are still tickets for the Friday night. Book them at www.ctsbathurst.com.au.
You'll find fruit, veg, local products, plants, jewellery, crafts and lots more at the Blayney Rotary Market, held at Carrington Park on the third Sunday of the month. If the weather turns damp, the markets move to the Blayney Community Centre.