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What's On in Oberon May 28: Fire fighting, railways, legends, a high tea and comedy

Mushroom Meander: Forage for fungi this weekend. Photo: Maria Evseyeva/Shutterstock
Mushroom Meander: Forage for fungi this weekend. Photo: Maria Evseyeva/Shutterstock

Mushroom Meander

This weekend

Belly of the World Mushrooms presents a Mushroom Meander in the Mountains with Martin Martini. Martin has eaten over 200 wild mushrooms and is helping to put newly discovered mushroom variables into highly respected restaurants. He will be joined by fungi aficionados Symon Beck and Jsun Lau. This will be more than a forage; the two-hour meander features stories and other insights for lovers of nature. May 29 and 30, 10am and 2pm. $66. Blue Mountains and Oberon areas, meeting point TBA. Book on 0403 315 987 or www.trybooking.com/bqslz

Bob Dylan

Happy birthday

To celebrate the 80th birthday of music legend Bob Dylan (on May 24), a group of Bathurst musicians will host a charity tribute gig honouring his remarkable legacy. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Daffodil Wig Library. Little Albert, The Victoria Bathurst. Friday, May 28 at Little Albert.

The Day the Music Died

Tribute

A tribute to Buddy Holly on the 60th anniversary of his death. Scot Robin, lead from the original cast of the hit musical "Buddy", together with his Crickets will perform over 30 of Buddy Holly's songs. Saturday, May 29, 8pm. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $59.90-$69.90.

Rural Fire Service: The Hazelgrove RFS AGM will be held on Saturday, June 5.

Rural Fire Service: The Hazelgrove RFS AGM will be held on Saturday, June 5.

Rural Fire Service

Step up

Given how prone much of our landscape is to fire, the more volunteers the Rural Fire Service (RFS) can tap in to, the better. If you want to help contribute to fire prevention and fighting, why not get along to the Hazelgrove RFS for their annual general meeting and find out a bit more abut the brigade? Saturday, June 5, 3pm. Hazelgrove fire shed.

Angry, Whit and Junior

Legends

Angry Anderson, Mike Whitney and Wayne "Junior" Pearce will be at the Oberon RSL for one huge night on Friday, June 4. There'll be plenty of music and stories from this music icon and sporting legends.

Blokes Don't Talk

Radio

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.

OTHR Open Day: Come and see rail history up close.

OTHR Open Day: Come and see rail history up close.

OTHR Open Day

Coming up

The Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway will hold its monthly open day at the Oberon Railway Station on Saturday, June 5, from 10am to 2pm. Visit the station building and rolling stock shed, see the photo display of the Tarana Oberon branch line history, walk through carriages and see other vehicles up close, including locomotives. Open the first Saturday of the month. Adults $5 admission

High tea: Abercrombie House will host a high tea on June 6.

High tea: Abercrombie House will host a high tea on June 6.

High tea

Nearby

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. 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.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase: Tickle that funny bone.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase: Tickle that funny bone.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Coming up

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will bring the crème de la crème of the 2021 Festival to Bathurst on June 5. Featuring some of the Festival's hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Bathurst Memorial Entertaiment Centre, 8pm to 10pm. Tickets $25-$35 through www.bmec.com.au.

Bathurst Winter Festival: Mayor Bobby Bourke and MP Paul Toole launch the festival.

Bathurst Winter Festival: Mayor Bobby Bourke and MP Paul Toole launch the festival.

Winter Festival

Mark your calendar

After being last year by COVID, Bathurst Winter Festival will return in July featuring all its regular events and rides, including the ice rink, ferris wheel and carousel. June 26 to July 11. For full details visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au.

Debutante ball

Planning ahead

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 market

Get prepared

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.

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY: Book now for this mix of snapping and Dreamtime storytelling.

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY: Book now for this mix of snapping and Dreamtime storytelling.

Astro + Dreamtime

In the calendar

This unique workshop will combine teaching astrophotography with learning about the night sky through Indigenous Dreamtime storytelling. It's aimed at beginners to intermediate on the photography skill scale. After you've snapped the Milky Way and beyond you can warm up with some bush tucker. July 10, August 7, September 4, 7pm - 10pm. Cost $325. Bookings at www.littleimageco.com.au. Orange.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Regular meetings

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