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Sing the season: It's time for another night of carols
Sing the season: It's time for another night of carols

Sing the season

Carols

There will be more Christmas carols ringing out loud and proud this weekend. Carols on the Bypass is being hosted by Oberon CLC for the Combined Churches of Oberon at the corner of Albion and Dudley streets. Sunday, December 19. From 7pm.

Christmas services: Celebrate the meaning behind the holiday.

Christmas services: Celebrate the meaning behind the holiday.

Christmas services

Religious observance

There will be several Christmas celebration services at churches in the Oberon region. St Stephen's, Tarana - Christmas Service of Celebration, 11am, December 19. St Ignatius' parish Oberon - Christmas Eve Vigil 7.30pm, Christmas Day Mass 9am and Boxing Day Mass 8am. St Vincent's Black Springs - Christmas Eve Vigil 5.30pm and Boxing Day Mass 11am. Oberon Anglican Church - Christmas Day family celebration of Jesus' birth, 9am. Oberon Christian Life Centre - Christmas Day service, 9am. Oberon Uniting Church - Christmas Day service, 8am. Oberon Seventh Day Adventist Church - Special Christian program December 25, 3.30pm.

Murder mystery

Act it out

A Bloody Dickens Christmas is a humorous role-playing dinner party game. Have a feed and attempt to unravel a murder. Dress up and win a prize. Saturday, December 18. 6.30pm. Keystone 1889, 99 Keppel Street, Bathurst. Bookings at events.humanitix.com/murder-for-christmas.

Holiday activities: Oberon library will be hosting activities in January.

Holiday activities: Oberon library will be hosting activities in January.

Holiday activities

Coming up

Come January when the kids will be looking for something to do, Oberon library will have some holiday activities to tide them over. Sky High Kite Flight: Build your own kite. Tuesday, January 11. All ages. Lego Photo Op: Make a summer-themed creation and get a photo souvenir. Thursday, January 13. . Ages six and up. Tie-dye Mixing Time: Mix a combination of colours and make fancy designs. Tuesday, January 18. Ages six and up. Birdfeeder Beginners: Create a birdfeeder form recycled bottles. Thursday, January 20. Ages six and up. All sessions will be held 10.30am to noon. Bookings essential on 0329 8220.

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.

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.