WALK N TALK
Walk 'n Talk' For Life is an event held to connect the community to raise awareness for mental health and to prevent suicide awareness. This event will be held at The Common on Saturday January 16 from 1pm to 3pm. After a leisurely stroll, treat yourself to some light refreshments and feel free to hang around and chat to some of your community members. Everyone is welcome. There is no registrations, a free t-shirt and refreshments. Look for the yellow marquee. For more information, contact Oberon Council on 6329 8100 or email@example.com
The much loved Tarana markets are up and running to 'near normal' again after being impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. And it's wonderful to have them back. The markets are on at the RFS sheds at Tarana. January will have the first night market on Sunday January 24, from 5pm-8pm. Emphasis will be on food and wine, so take the opportunity to enjoy the music and a relaxed evening meal.
The Oberon Youth Council Community Drive-in will be held on Saturday, January 30 at the Oberon Showgrounds in Ross Street. Just $5 per person, book in now for this fun drive-in movie event. Details pending on the movie being screened. Gates open at 8pm for an 8.30pm start. Bookings essential. Contact council for further info.
As the weather heats, think about a day out for a picnic and dip. A few places you can go for a paddle in the wild include Flat Rock (near O'Connell, off Mutton Falls Road at the Fish River) or Clarence Dam (or Dam Cliffs) - a free swimming hole that is both deep and cool (Chifley Road, east of Lithgow). Grove Creek, a hour's drive south of Bathurst, is worth the drive after recent rain, but make sure you swim away from Grove Creek Falls. Wallaby Rocks on the Turon River west of the village of Sofala is lovely, but doesn't have facilities so you'll need to pack for that. On our doorstep is the Macquarie River. Try Hereford Street bridge and the Bridge Street bridge and further up towards Eglinton if you're looking for a place to cool off. Pack a picnic and a towel for a great day out.
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?) Entries are now open for the Bathurst Cycling Classic, March 12-14 2021. It will be a great test of fitness. Fees range from $40 to $295. Visit bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au for more info.