Things to do: Oberon and beyond

Oberon Tigers: Presentation day and Can Assist charity event.
Oberon Tigers: Presentation day and Can Assist charity event.

Oberon Tigers

Charity day

The Tigers have pulled the trigger and locked a combined junior and senior end-of-season presentation and annual Can Assist charity auction. A big screen will provide entertainment and there will be music later. Drinks from the club, canteen service at selected times. Bring chairs and rugs for a picnic-like atmosphere. Saturday, December 4. 1pm junior, 3pm senior presentations; 4.30pm Can Assist charity event, 5pm main auction. Oberon Leagues Club main oval.

Community carols: Get into the Christmas spirit.

Community carols: Get into the Christmas spirit.

Community celebration

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.

Morning Melodies

They've returned

Lisa Cook in British Girls Tribute, honouring the legacy of some of the biggest female singers of the 1960s, including Petula Clark and Dusty Springfield. Grant Galea is the One Man Rat Pack, with all the charisma, crooning and humour of a golden era of singers. Book now. Thursday, December 9. 11am. Oberon RSL. $20-$24 including lunch.

Live music

Short drive

The Lindsay Butler & Shaza Leigh Show will perform at the Burraga Hall. kicks off with a barbecue from 6pm followed by performances from 7pm. With Tom Maxwell, Peggy Gilchrist and the Butler Showband. Saturday, December 11. $25.

Walk n Talk for Life

Community event

Come and celebrate the upcoming holidays with this important community initiative. Walk n Talk for Life is all about preventing suicide, one step at a time. Take a stroll, have a chat, relax and refocus. Just look for the bright yellow marquee at Oberon Common. Participants get a free t-shirt. Saturday, December 11. 12.30pm for 1pm start. Contact 6329 8100 for information.

Fish River Festival

Cancelled

Sadly the music and fun at the Fish River Festival has been cancelled due to the wet weather. The venue is currently under quite a bit of water and won't dry out in time for the December 12 event date. Organisers say the festival will be back bigger and better in 2022.

READY TO ROCK N ROLL: Michael McCormack, Ken Keith, Dusty Powter, Sam Farraway and Paul Toole at Cooke Park. Photo: KRISTY WILLIAMS

READY TO ROCK N ROLL: Michael McCormack, Ken Keith, Dusty Powter, Sam Farraway and Paul Toole at Cooke Park. Photo: KRISTY WILLIAMS

2022 Elvis Festival

Road trippin'

The 2022 Elvis Festival in Parkes has been launched. Moved from its usual January time due to COVID, the festival returns April 20 to 24 and is jam-packed with a king-sized program of more than 200 events in a rock 'n' roll and Speedway theme (after the 1968 film of the same name), including free entertainment on the stage at Cooke Park. For information visit parkeselvisfestival.com.au.

Wildlfowers Festival: Missy Higgins.

Wildlfowers Festival: Missy Higgins.

Wildflowers Festival

Get prepared

Ok, it may not be held until October 29, 2022, but general admission tickets are now on sale for the anticipated Wildflowers Festival in Mudgee. The festival will feature a who's who of Australian female musical talent. One stop on a wider tour kicking off in March, the Mudgee event at Craigmoor Wines features Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Sarah Blasko, Deborah Conway, Alice Skye and Georgia June. Tickets from wildflowerfestivalaustralia.com.au.

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. December 4, 5pm, $60pp. Bookings 0418 295 190.

Drawn art: Anastasia Parmson in her drawn environment.

Drawn art: Anastasia Parmson in her drawn environment.

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. Until 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: The Tempest director Brett Van Heekeren, composer Michelle Griffin and Abercrombie House owner Christopher Morgan [inset].

Garden Bard: The Tempest director Brett Van Heekeren, composer Michelle Griffin and Abercrombie House owner Christopher Morgan [inset].

Garden bard

Theatre

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