WHAT'S ON

What's on around Cessnock and beyond: December 11-17, 2019

ALL WELCOME: Pictured at left, Cessnock Baptist Church parishioners Barbara Wells, Myra Hill (seated), Les Wells, Helen Fallon and Bill Impey, getting ready for Sunday's Carols night.
ALL WELCOME: Pictured at left, Cessnock Baptist Church parishioners Barbara Wells, Myra Hill (seated), Les Wells, Helen Fallon and Bill Impey, getting ready for Sunday's Carols night.

CAROLS IN THE COOL

Sunday, Cessnock Baptist Church, 5pm

Cessnock Baptist Church will host 'Carols in the Cool' in the air-conditioned comfort of the church this Sunday. Doors will open at 5pm and carol singing will start at 6.30pm, with Myra Hill on the organ, and guest speaker Pastor Alan Cossgrove. A free sausage sizzle and drinks will be available.

CAROLS AT VILLAGE

Friday, RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village, 5.30pm

RFBI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village will host a Christmas carols night this Friday from 5.30pm. A local choir will perform, and there will be a barbecue, glow sticks, a monster raffle, Christmas lights and a visit from the bushfire brigade. All are welcome.

MILLFIELD CAROLS

Friday, St Luke's Millfield, 6.30pm

An evening of Carols at St Luke's Anglican Church, Millfield. A fun night of singing and fellowship for all ages.

ROCK THE NOCK

Saturday, Hotel Cessnock, 2pm-8.30pm

An afternoon of live music featuring Mark Cashin & The Lil Hussys, Screaming Eagle and Dirty Annie. The Rotary Club of Cessnock will be raising funds for Integra Service Dogs Australia (supporting veterans and first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder), with a raffle and a charity auction at 5pm.

ROTHBURY RIOT 90TH ANNIVERSARY

Sunday, Ayrfield Miners Memorial Park, 3pm

A re-enactment and memorial service for the 90th anniversary of the infamous Rothbury Riot. Twilight markets to follow. Read more here.

Monday, Cessnock Library, 10.30am-12.30pm

Screening of the Lockout documentary to mark the 90th anniversary of the Rothbury Riot. Tickets here.

CHRISTMAS CIRCUS

December 13-22, Cessnock Showground, various times

The premiere season of the Magic Christmas Circus will get underway at Cessnock Showground this Friday, featuring Orson the Magician and Circus Avalon performers. Tickets: christmascircus.com.au.

CHRISTMAS CINEMA

Friday, Huntlee Park, 6pm

Huntlee's annual Christmas Cinema event will be held on Friday night in the park next to the sales centre. There will be a food truck, Christmas carols, a visit from Santa, and a screening of the popular family favourite Elf, starring Will Ferrell.

FAMILY FAVOURITE: Elf, starring Will Ferrell (above) will be screened at Huntlee's Christmas Cinema this Friday night.

FAMILY FAVOURITE: Elf, starring Will Ferrell (above) will be screened at Huntlee's Christmas Cinema this Friday night.

GIG GUIDE

Australia Hotel Friday, Paparazzi.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, The Leadbellies.

Bellbird Workers Club Wednesday, country music night. Saturday, karaoke.

Brokenwood Wines Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Paul Watters. Saturday, The Gleesons.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Andrew G.

Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, All Access 80s.

Hunter Valley Gardens Saturday, Matt McLaren.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Sarah Christine. Saturday, Rock the Nock ft. Mark Cashin & the Lil Hussys, Screaming Eagle and Dirty Annie, plus karaoke.

Kurri Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Anthony Lee.

Miller Park Sports Club Sunday, Cotton Sax & Strings.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Karen O'Shea.

Peden's Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.

Potters Brewery Friday, Kaylah Anne.

Royal Federal Hotel Saturday, The V-Dubs.

Vincent St Kitchen and Bar Friday, Friends of Adam. Saturday, Sounds Of Sunday.

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