Things to do: Blayney and beyond

Christmas carols: It's that time of the year.
Christmas carols: It's that time of the year.

Christmas carols

Sing with joy

The annual Blayney Christmas carols night will be hosted by the Blayney Anglican Church this year. Come join the festivities. Friday, December 10, 7pm. 88 Adelaide Street. Phone 0418 176 852 for further details.

Toy run: Classic bike riders collecting toys for kids.

Toy run: Classic bike riders collecting toys for kids.

Toy run

On two wheels

The Orange Classic & Caffe Racer motorcycle club will be holding a Christmas toy run from Orange to finish at the Millthorpe Bike Show. Participants will be collecting toys for the Salvation Army. Riders will meet at the Orange Function Centre at 8.30am and ride together as a group to the show. December 11. Contact Nigel on 0467 879 083 or Peter on 0400 594 200 for information.

Teeing off: A big weekend of golf at Lyndhurst.

Teeing off: A big weekend of golf at Lyndhurst.

Teeing off

Golf

The Lyndhurst Classic Weekend will be held this weekend across three days. Friday, November 26 will be a nine-hole three-person ambrose with evening barbecue; Saturday, November 27 will feature The Lyndhurst trophy, an 18-hole stableford event; while Sunday, November 28, which is a family day with golf activities for the kids, will be a nine-hole four-person ambrose event. Lyndhurst Golf Club. Please advise particpation by November 18. Phone Richard on 0418 207 344.

Local government elections

Get voting

With more candidates than vacancies, there will be a vote required in Blayney council for the local government elections. The date has been changed a few times due to COVID, but an election will be held in the shire on Saturday, December 4.

Twilight shopping: Get your Christmas shopping done locally.

Twilight shopping: Get your Christmas shopping done locally.

Twilight shopping

Christmas prep

Get ready for a festive night of shopping in two local communities. Stores will be keeping their doors open until 8pm giving you more time to shop and get ready for Christmas. Shop for everything from homewares, clothing, jewellery and accessories, to pots, plants, candles, beauty products, hats, games and kid's clothing - whatever it is you need. Scheduled for Blayney on Thursday, December 9 and Millthorpe on Friday December 10.

Christmas lights: Celebrate Christmas by lighting up.

Christmas lights: Celebrate Christmas by lighting up.

Christmas lights

Annual competition

Blayney Shire Council will host the annual Bright Lights of Blayney Shire Christmas decorations, but this year with a twist. With council elections in process, the community is being asked to help with the judging. This will be done online with entrants submitting photos when registering. Voting will be open online from December 13 to 20. First, second and third prizes will be determined by the number of votes. A map of entries will be published on December 6 and updated in the lead up to Christmas. Entries close Monday, December 13 at 9am.

Market stalls: Apply now to have stall at the Christmas markets at the Platform Arts Hub.

Market stalls: Apply now to have stall at the Christmas markets at the Platform Arts Hub.

Market stalls

Coming up

The Blayney Twilight Christmas Market will feature local producers of quality, handcrafted goods. Thursday, December 9. 5pm to 8pm. Platform Arts Hub.

Craft Cuppa 'n' Chat: Getting together for fun.

Craft Cuppa 'n' Chat: Getting together for fun.

Craft Cuppa 'n' Chat

Returning

The post-lockdown Craft Cuppa 'n' Chat group will meet again with regular and new participants more than welcome. Bring along anything you've finished during lockdown to show others - there might even be a craft "catwalk" to show off the talent. Every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm ... except on the first Tuesday of each month. 10am to 1pm. Millthorpe CWA Hall, 21 Pym Street. $2.50. Contact Gwen on 0409 711 244 for further enquiries.