What's On: Your guide to getting out in Oberon and beyond

DING DONG MERILY ON HIGH: Community members are invited to join members of St Aidan's Church for Christmas carols (and some festive cheer), left, on December 20.
DING DONG MERILY ON HIGH: Community members are invited to join members of St Aidan's Church for Christmas carols (and some festive cheer), left, on December 20.

Christmas Carols

Nearby

How's your Christmas caroling? Voice warmed up, song-sheet handy, I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas memorised? You can put it all to good use at a traditional family Christmas carol service in the grounds of St Aidan's Village Church on December 20. You are invited to bring a picnic, drinks and festive cheer for the singalong which will follow the carol service. In a gesture of Christmas spirit, a basket of non perishable items will be collected for the Oberon Food Pantry, so bring something along if you'd like to contribute. Hot and cold drinks, marquees and seats will be available. St Aidan's Village Church, Abercrombie Road, Black Springs at 11am on Sunday, December 20

Breast screening

At Home

Have you been somebody who has put off having medical checks while COVID-19 was at its peak? If you're due for a breast check then the BreastScreen NSW mobile van will in Oberon until December 16 at Tally's Lane, behind the Bob Hooper Community Centre. With breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the state it's important to get yourself checked out. A mammogram every two years takes just 20 minutes and could save your live. Got questions? You can read more at breastscreen.nsw.gov.au

PARKRUN: Lace up those running shoes and get in some training ahead of the return of the Bathurst Parkrun, above.

PARKRUN: Lace up those running shoes and get in some training ahead of the return of the Bathurst Parkrun, above.

Park run

Nearby

Get your running shoes on, tie up the laces and maybe get in a few practice runs if you've become a bit of a COVID couch potato. The Bathurst parkrun will be back on December 19. What better Christmas present could die-hard runners ask for? It's a free, weekly, timed five kilometre run staged on Saturday mornings. Time you tried it? Get to Bicentennial Park, William St and Stanley St, Bathurst for an 8am start. Runs are hel each Saturday (when COVID-19 allows).

Penelope Gooley having fun in the sun at Huntley Berry Farm on the weekend. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.

Penelope Gooley having fun in the sun at Huntley Berry Farm on the weekend. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.

Berry picking

Road trip

Tis the season for yummy berries. And what better way to enjoy the wonderful bounty of early summer than to pick your own. You pick what you want and then pay by weight. Huntley Berry Farm, 1024 Huntley Rd, Huntley, open Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 3pm. Entry is by gold coin to help the not for profit enterprise.

Cycling Classic

Plan ahead

Are you looking for your next biking challenge? Been getting the kilometres under your legs in 2020 (wasn't it a great way to spend some time)? This is one could be for you. Entries are now open for the Bathurst Cycling Classic, from March 12-14 next year. There is a cap of 500 riders and a new Bathurst Tour has been introduced for 2021. Entries are now open and close on March 6, with fees ranging from $295 to $40, depending on the event. Check out bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au for more details and how to enter.