Hospital auxiliary street stall
To find that very special mothers day gift make sure you visit the hospital auxiliary street stall in the main street street on Friday, May 7. As well as delicious baked goods, you will find hand-made craft items. Money raised will help the auxiliary fund the purchase of a new bed for the emergency department. Donations can also be mailed to Oberon Hospital Auxiliary, PO Box 417, Oberon.
Waste to Art exhibition
The Waste to Art Competition is not too far off. The community traditionally supports this competition to raise the awareness of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" and looking at ways we deal with waste. This year's theme is "aluminium and steel cans". The exhibition runs from May 12 to 15. Category winners progress to regional competition in July. Contact Kathy Sajowitz for more information.
Blokes Don't Talk
Bathurst playwright Vince Melton first wrote Blokes Don't Talk as a series of monologues based on personal stories men would share at their local pub over a few drinks. It's been turned into a seven-part series, which is running on community station 2MCE on Tuesdays. Put it in the diary to tune in.
Festival of bells
Free event + road trip
The first Festival of Bells will kick off on May 7 for three days of music from carillonists from across Australia. It will be centred on the War Memorial Carillon in Kings Parade. What can you expect? More than 200 performers (including carillonists) from schools, orchestras and bands. Entry is by ticket on from bathurstregion.com.au/festival-of-bells/. Free.
The rich and varied history of the Bathurst area will be in focus. The city is Australia's oldest inland European settlement - with 1000 heritage buildings - and has 40,000+ years of Wiradyuri heritage prior to that. May 1-9, Bathurst. Various.
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. 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 Abercrombie House.
The ordinary council meeting will be held at council chambers on Tuesday, May 18 from 5.30pm. The public can also watch via Zoom. Papers can be sourced on-line.
The Masonic Lodge Oberon 355 2021 Debutante Ball will be held at the Oberon RSL Club on Friday, September 17 from 6.30pm. For further information contact Terry Boyce on 0400 204 082 or Boycert1@bigpond.net.au.
Oberon Community and Farmers' Market is held on the first Saturday of every month from 9am until 1pm at the Oberon Showground. On offer is a huge range of home made and home grown foods and produce, as well as crafts, plants, garden ornaments, wine, cheese and nuts according to the season.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group meets the first Friday of each month at 12.30pm (COVID restrictions apply - names and contact details recorded privately by the facilitator for contact tracing if required). Please confirm attendance by Thursday evening before; phone Pascale on 0458 698 460. recover.itmatters.com.au