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.
Applications for Scout NSW's 4WD Oberon to Wombeyan Caves weekend training course closes Friday, August 6. The course and is aimed at beginners who want to learn how to negotiate difficult 4WD tracks and perform recoveries. Requires your own registered low-range and high clearance 4WD (one per person), tyre pressure gauge and a UHF CB radio. $65 To sign up, go to www.nsw.scouts.com.au/event/4wd-course-berrima-scout-camp-hume-region.
The Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway committee met last week. It was decided to cancel bi-monthly general meeting and the Open Day scheduled for Saturday, August 7.
Given the current COVID-19 situation, the Oberon Community and Farmers Markets for August have been cancelled.
Census night is on Tuesday, August 10 with paper forms about to be delivered to households. Households will receive instructions in early August. The Census can be completed as soon as you receive your instructions, if you know who will be home on Census night (as opposed to waiting until Census night).
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Cowra Support Group that usually meets the first Friday of each month have been postponed until further notice due to the unavailability of the facilitator. However resources are still available at recover.itmatters.com.au.
Bathurst Harness Racing Club will be holding a four-race meeting. Why not drop by and see the action from the heated clubhouse? Wednesday, August 11. Gates open 5pm. Bathurst Gold Crown Paceway, 169 College Road. Visit www.goldcrowncarnival.com.au.
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.
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.