WHAT'S ON

What's on around Cessnock: February 19-25, and beyond

STORYTELLER: Wollombi author Tea Cooper will give a talk about her latest book at Cessnock Library this Saturday.

STORYTELLER: Wollombi author Tea Cooper will give a talk about her latest book at Cessnock Library this Saturday.

AUTHOR TALKS

Cessnock Library, Saturday, February 22, 10.30am-12pm

Best-selling author and Wollombi local, Tea Cooper will discuss her latest release, The Girl in the Painting, at Cessnock Library this Saturday. Set in Sydney, Hill End and Maitland in the late 19th and early 20th century, Tea's much-anticipated new book is an atmospheric and richly detailed Australian historical mystery. Book online at libraries.cessnock.nsw.gov.au or by calling 4993 4399.

Kurri Kurri Library, Friday, February 28, 10am-12pm

Fiona McArthur, Trish Morey and Janette Paul (aka Jaye Ford) are on tour promoting Morey's latest release One Summer Between Friends. It's a story about friendship, betrayal and the rocky road to forgiveness, all set on glorious Lord Howe Island. The trio will be talking books, writing and women's fiction in a fun and chatty session. Book online at libraries.cessnock.nsw.gov.au or by calling 4937 1638.

CESSNOCK SHOW

Cessnock Showground, Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, from 8.30am

The 2020 Cessnock Show is on this Friday and Saturday, with a jam-packed program of fun for the whole family. Read more here.

TRIVIA NIGHT

Cessnock Leagues Club, Friday, February 21, 6pm

The 2020 Cessnock Stomp Festival will be launched with a trivia night, which will raise funds for the Rural Fire Service brigades of the Cessnock area. Read more here, and get your tickets here.

COMING TO CALAIS: Wine country will get a taste of Shakespeare this weekend.

COMING TO CALAIS: Wine country will get a taste of Shakespeare this weekend.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE VINES

Calais Estate, Saturday, February 22

Shakespeare in the Vines returns to the Hunter Valley on Saturday, when Essential Theatre presents Macbeth at Calais Estate. Read more here, and get your tickets here.

VIEW CLUB

Cessnock Leagues Club, Thursday, February 20, 10.30am

Cessnock VIEW Club will resume its monthly meetings for 2020 at Cessnock Leagues Club on Thursday, February 20 at 10.30am. For more information, call Kay on 4991 3899.

GIVE BLOOD

Cessnock Mobile Donor Centre, February 19 and 20. 1pm-7pm

The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood mobile donor centre will be at the Charlton Street carpark this week. Call 13 14 95 to make an appointment.

DIABETES GROUP

Kurri Kurri Bowling Club, Tuesday, February 25 10am

Coalfields Kurri Diabetes Group meet on the last Tuesday of the month at Kurri Bowling Club at 10am. All diagnosed diabetics and their partners, parents or carers are invited. Contact Lorna on 0407 103 682 or Brenda on 4932 7649 for more information.

CESSNOCK CITY SENIORS FESTIVAL

Multiple venues, February 12-26

The 2020 Cessnock City Seniors Festival boasts a jam-packed program, with more than 40 events covering arts and culture, health and well-being, history and heritage, learning and clubs and special interest. There's something for everyone! Read more here.

ROCK ON FOR THE RFS: The XntriX will perform at Abermain Hotel's Fundraiser for the Firies concert on Sunday.

ROCK ON FOR THE RFS: The XntriX will perform at Abermain Hotel's Fundraiser for the Firies concert on Sunday.

GIG GUIDE

Abermain Hotel Sunday, Fundraiser for the Firies ft. Steve Ashton, Rob Conway, Mick Stuart, Piss To Eme, Imaginary Things, Sandy McNaughton, Molly Millington, Witchlock Blues Lane, The Boatman, Kellie Cain, The XntriX and Aussie Rock Heroes. Read more here.

Australia Hotel Friday, Jessica Cain.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, The Radiators (get your tickets here).

Bellbird Workers Club Wednesday, country music club.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Sammy White. Saturday, Hey Poncho.

Cypress Lakes Resort Saturday, Jessica Cain.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday,Snowy Robson. Saturday, The Road to Nashville ft. Kirsty Lee Akers, Roo Arcus and Mackenzie Pringle (read more here, and get your tickets here).

Harrigan's Irish Pub Pokolbin Friday, Gen-X.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, David McCredie.

Miller Park Sports Club Sunday, Romney Watts.

Potters Brewery Friday, Pistol Pete.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, MAK. Saturday, Paparazzi.

Tattersalls Hotel Greta Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth.

Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar Friday, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, Got It Covered.

Weston Workers Club Saturday, Jumpin' Jukebox trio. Sunday, Jason Carruthers and the Coaltrain Country Band (read more here).

SAVE THE DATE

STYLE: Laura Johnson's son Max, 6, taking a sip from the Best Mullet Of Them All trophy ahead of Mulletfest on February 29. Picture: Simone De Peak

STYLE: Laura Johnson's son Max, 6, taking a sip from the Best Mullet Of Them All trophy ahead of Mulletfest on February 29. Picture: Simone De Peak

MULLETFEST

Chelmsford Hotel Kurri Kurri, February 29

Kurri Kurri's third annual Mulletfest returns to the Chelmsford Hotel on Saturday, February 29. Read more here.

FOLK IN THE FOREST

The Tree House Brunkerville, Saturday, February 29, 2pm-7pm

Folk in the Forest is a family-friendly music festival featuring Anna Weatherup, Sam Windley and Nick Saxon, raising funds for cancer research charity Love Your Sister. Bring a picnic rug, food and drinks. Pizzas and a gelato bar will be onsite. Kids amusements and lawn games are included in the ticket price. Tickets are on sale at stickytickets.com.au.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CHARITY DINNER

Cessnock Leagues Club, Thursday, March 5

Cessnock Leagues Club will host a charity dinner for International Women's Day on Thursday, March 5. Read more here.

CESSNOCK STOMP FESTIVAL

Cessnock CBD, Sunday, April 5, 10am-4pm

The fifth annual Cessnock Stomp Festival will be held on Sunday, April 5, with more than 30 wineries, breweries and distilleries, market stalls, entertainment, kids activities and grape-stomping competitions. Read more here.

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