Pick up a bargain
With the oncoming cold weather, why not grab yourself some books and curl up on the couch? With the new community hub project about to kick off, the storage container used by the Friends of the Oberon Library (FOOLs) needs to be relocated. That means clearing as many books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs and audio books as possible during a two day sale. All items are priced at just 50c each. Friday, June 4 and Saturday June 5. 9am to 4pm. Community Centre, Fleming Street, Oberon.
Rural Fire Service
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
There'll be plenty of music and stories from this music icon and sporting legends Angry Anderson, Mike Whitney and Wayne "Junior" Pearce will. Friday, June 4. 8pm. Oberon RSL Club
OTHR Open Day
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
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
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.
The beloved historic steam train 3801 will be in Bathurst this weekend. Enjoy a ride behind the recently restored engine, departing Bathurst station and travelling towards Wimbledon and return (non-stop). 8.05am, 9.55am, 12.15pm, 2.05pm (1.5-hour round trips). Saturday, June 5. Bathurst station. Tickets at thnsw.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/11171.
Dancing in the Shadows of Motown honours the music of some of America's finest acts, including The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and The Jackson Five. Friday, June 11. 8pm. Bathurst RSL Club. Tickets via www.bathurstrsl.com.au.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.