With the COVID lockdown covering all of the state to varying degrees, restrictions may be in place relating to identified hot spots. Check with NSW Health for current information before travelling or attending events in the community. COVID-safe rules will apply. Please check with organisers if your desired events are still going ahead.
Not so much a what's on as a public notice, but the wet winter we are experiencing has meant that Oberon Dam is currently sitting at 52.85 per cent capacity and rising. That has allowed Oberon Council to remove all water restrictions immediately.
Tarana Farmers' Markets
With the ongoing COVID situation still unfolding, Tarana Farmers Markets have cancelled the July event that was scheduled to be held on Sunday. Organisers hope that the markets will be back up and running by August.
Nominations for the local government elections close August 4 and the Oberon Business and Tourism Association (OBTA) will host a "Meet the Candidate" forum to get to know prospective councillors wanting to represent the community for the next three years. This not a forum to critique the current council, but to hear the vision of prospective future councillors. August 9. Venue and time tba.
Council economic development and tourism manager Mat Webb will be special guest at the next Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway's bi-monthly meeting. Mat will discuss Oberon's tourism strategy and how OTHR's railway adventure fits with that. August 4. 7.30pm. Oberon Oberon RSL.
The Oberon Men's Shed meets every week at the Oberon Showground. It is open to all local blokes who would like to enjoy some company, a chat and a cuppa. Tuesdays. 9.30am to 2.30pm. Phone David McMurray on 6336 5331 for information.
Tap into the magic that was Johnny Cash and June Carter, who enthralled audiences around the world with their songs for over 40 years. Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show is a two-hour concert that will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Friday, August 6. 7.30pm. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $22-$59. Tickets at www.bmec.com.au/leaving-jackson.
Catch the legendary songwriter and 'voice of the Stolen Generations' on his final national tour. Archie Roach's brilliant "Tell Me Why" celebrates his eponymous memoir and latest album. The five-piece band includes pianist Paul Grabowsky and guest vocalist Emma Donovan. Tuesday, August 17. 7.30pm. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $65. Tickets at www.bmec.com.au/archie-roach-2021.
For the diary
Mark Lizotte, aka Diesel, has had a stellar 30-year solo career, following his arrival on the Australian music scene in 1986 with Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. Dozens of singles, 16 albums, ARIAs and millions in recoord sales make him a stalwart. Diesel will be playing in Bathurst in next month on his Greatest Hits & Alone With The Blues tour, showcasing his unique blending of rock, soul, R&B and blues. Friday, September 17. 8pm. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $70. Tickets at www.bmec.com.au/diesel-greatest-hits.
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.