Things to do: Oberon and beyond

Community carols: Get into the Christmas spirit.
Community carols: Get into the Christmas spirit.

Community carols

Getting festive

With Christmas fast approaching, get ready for the annual Oberon Community Carols. Santa will be joining us and a host of local performers will entertain. There ill also be lucky gate prizes and a raffle, while the Oberon Youth Council will provide a sausage sizzle. Friday, December 10, 6pm to 8pm. Apex Park

Mayfield Spring Festival: Can you find your way through the box hedge maze?

Mayfield Spring Festival: Can you find your way through the box hedge maze?

Mayfield Spring Festival

Open garden

The full 65-hectare Mayfield Garden - including the 50-hectare private family estate - will be open for the duration of the festival (until November 21). Experience the extraordinary blooms and colours of an awakening spring garden, while also enjoying features such as one of Australia's largest English box hedge mazes and the Mayfield Amphitheatre. Open from 9.30am to 4.30pm. 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon.

Oberon Campdraft

This weekend

Get set for three big days of campdrafting with the Oberon events hits town from November 19-21. It's great to see it back. There will be plenty of action on hand, as well as a sausage sizzle and COVID-safe dining and drinking options. One to put in the diary - get along to support local competitors. Oberon Showgrounds.

Skoberon Art Prize

All things ....

Do you love a Skoda or a Tara? The Skoberon Art Prize aims to celebrate the designs of Skoda and Tatra vehicles, with a chance for your work to be added to the museum's collection. Skoda and Tatra Museum, corner Scotia Ave and North St, Oberon, November 27 from11am to 1pm. Contact the museum for details on entering works for the prize. Live entertainment and barbecue on the day.

Yuletide High Tea: Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway is getting festive with a difference.

Yuletide High Tea: Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway is getting festive with a difference.

Yuletide High Tea

Heritage Railway

Festive fun on a vintage train. Strictly for over 18s, tables only seat two (if you're a bigger party they'll attempt to seat you nearby). Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway, Nov 20 and Dec 4, 5pm, $60pp. Bookings 0418 295 190.

Highway of Lost Hearts: Actor Dr Kate Smith (centre) with composers Abby Smith and Sophie Jones (Smith & Jones). Photo: SAM BOLT

Highway of Lost Hearts: Actor Dr Kate Smith (centre) with composers Abby Smith and Sophie Jones (Smith & Jones). Photo: SAM BOLT

Highway of Lost Hearts

On the stage

A woman. A dog. A campervan. 4500km of wide open road. Presented by the Lingua Franca theatre group, this show tells the story of Mot, who wakes up one morning to find her heart is missing ... she feels nothing. She decides to look for it with Dog as her co-pilot. Friday, November 19 - 11am and 8pm. Saturday, November 20 - 2pm and 8pm. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $25 to $42.

Dirty Dicks

A bit bawdy

Enjoy this 50th anniversary show with all the best bits of Dirty Dick's. Sit back and be entertained by a host of historical (and hysterical) characters while enjoying a three-course dinner. Saturday, November 20. 7pm. Bathurst RSL Club. $65-$70. Phone 6333 2999.

Drawn art

Exhibition

The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery will host two exhibitions highlighting the artistry in drawing. Brett Whitely: Drawing in Everything explores the central place drawing played in the renowned artists practice. November 20 to February 6. Anastasia Parmson: I Drew A Line & Called It Home creates site-specific installations that extends drawing beyond a conventional 2D format. The galleries ceramic gallery has been transformed into a fictional (drawn) living room.

Garden bard

Theatre

Come and see Shakespeare in the Gardens. Pre-order picnic baskets or bring your own. Seating available or bring picnic rugs. November 25 and 26, and December 2, 3 and 4. 6pm for 7pm start. November 28, 5pm for 6pm start. $10 to $25. 311 Ophir Road, Bathurst. Abercrombie House. Phone 6331 4929.

Garage sale trail: Pick up a bargain.

Garage sale trail: Pick up a bargain.

Garage sale trail

Sell, sell, sell

Australia's biggest celebration of the second hand returns to Bathurst. Part of a nationwide event allowing residents, shop owners, schools, charities and community groups the opportunity to host a physical garage sale at their venue or a virtual garage sale online. Sale registrations at www.garagesaletrail.com.au. November 20 and 21.