Teddy Bear's Picnic
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It was postponed (poor Teddy Bears) but now it's back on for April 10. This is going to be a fun family day with activities for kids and their parents. There will be a barbecue lunch and games. One not to be missed. Oberon Common. April 10, 11.30am.
There will be lot of things to keep school-aged children occupied this holidays at the Oberon Library. Among the activities on offer are: Lego, Tuesday, April 13, 10.30am to 12pm, ages 6 plus; Waste 2 Art Workshop, Tuesday, April 13, 10.30am to 12.30pm, ages 9 to 12 years; Thursday, April 15, ANZAC Day theme, making poppies, all ages, 10.30am to 12pm. Numbers are limited and bookings essential. Call 6329 8220 to reserve a slot.
The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group meet on the first Friday of each month at 12.30pm. During COVID, meeting restrictions apply, so it's important to confirm your attendance by Thursday evening by contacting Pascale on 0458 698 460. All details via same phone number or online at: recover.itmatters.com.au.
The renowned garden will throw open its gates for visitors to catch the wonders of autumn. See if you can find your way out of the box hedge maze, stroll through the 75 ha of the Hawkins' Family Garden and the Mayfield Garden. Put the stunning Mayfield Family Chapel on your must-see list as well. Mayfield, 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon. Tickets from $15. More details mayfieldgarden.com.au/whatson/autumn-festival.
The mushrooms are out and the hunt is on. Yum! As the weather gets cooler it's time to get out and try some foraging in the beautiful countryside around Oberon. You can try and spot them in the wild yourself (be careful you don't pick out something deadly) or take part in a tour that starts from Hampton. Tickets include a barbecue lunch (with 'shrooms on the menus, of course) and tips on finding, preparing and preserving the fungi. To book a spot go to eventbrite.com.au/e/wild-mushroom-foraging-tour-tickets-136129379639.
Line dancing classes are being held for adults at Black Springs hall every Monday from 5.30pm to 7pm. It's a great form of exercise because everyone gets to laugh and enjoy the music as they move. Newcomers are more than welcome. Classes will run on April 19 and 26, and May 3 and 10. Cost is $5 per person. Contact 0427 558 706.
Enjoy the delights of an autumn high tea at Abercrombie House. There will be sweet and savoury delights, leaf tea to sup and plunger coffee (if that is your preferred beverage). While you enjoy your repast you can list to the strains of a classical Celtic harpist. You'll also have the chance to explore the main rooms of the house and the gardens. April 11, April 25, May 9 and June 6. Tickets at $49 for adults, concession $45 and children under 14 years $25 are available from the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre or Ambercrombie House.
Field to Forest
Food, wine and foraging are returning with the Field to Forest Festival that will showcase what makes the Oberon region so great. There will be specialised foraging trips for mushrooms, forest lunches, wine tasting, 4WD tag-along trips and Renzaglia's famous Harvest Long Lunch returns. For details www.visitoberon.com/events/field-to-forest-oberon-2021-2/. The Oberon Winemakers and Brewers Trail Open Days are being held April 10, 17 and 24 (boutique vineyards, breweries and distilleries only; no large-scale cellar doors!) Booking info www.eventbrite.com.au/e/oberon-winemakers-and-brewers-trail-tickets-142453942577.
Sculptures by the Bush
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What will you spot this year when Sculptures by the Bush springs to life? A cartoon character, recycled metal animals ... or funky mailboxes. It's quite the sight to see, and there will be a digital map for you to follow. There are three categories - hay bale art, farm art and scarecrows. Which will be your favourite? School holidays, April 11-18. Various around Blayney Shire.
Oberon Council will host workshops for prospective candidates at the local government election. They will be informal and interactive, and held on Thursday, April 22 at 2pm and Thursday, April 29 at 5pm at the Robert Hooper Community Centre, Fleming Street, Oberon. The Oberon local government election will be held on Saturday, September 4.
Waste 2 Art
WASTE 2 Art is a community art exhibition and competition that showcases creative works made from re-used and recyclable materials. The theme for this year's competition is steel and aluminium cans. A community workshop with sculptor and blacksmith Anthony Fitzgerald will be held on Saturday, April 17. The workshop is free, but numbers are limited. Waste 2 Art entries are due on Friday, April 30 with artworks due on Friday, May 7. The exhibition will be open to the public for viewing from Thursday, May 13 to Saturday, May 15.