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The Russian National Ballet Theatre will bring Romeo and Juliet to Cessnock Performing Arts Centre in September.
Kurri Kurri will celebrate its 115th birthday with a community festival and dinner dance in October.
St Philip's Christian College Cessnock plans to build a pool at its Nulkaba site.
Hannah Rye, who has terminal cancer, was escorted to her formal by Newcastle Knights player Trent Hodkinson.
Branxton Public School held a celebration of Indigenous culture on Thursday, including the opening of a new garden.
A special book is being compiled as part of the Abermain Eisteddfod's 100th anniversary celebrations this year.
Former refugee Jamila Gordon will be the guest speaker at Cessnock's School Leaders Breakfast on August 1.