WHAT'S ON

What's on around Cessnock and beyond: March 11-17, 2020

ALL WELCOME: Jess Apthorpe, Ben James and Cat Hart at Genesis Fitness Cessnock. The gym will hold an open day this Saturday.
ALL WELCOME: Jess Apthorpe, Ben James and Cat Hart at Genesis Fitness Cessnock. The gym will hold an open day this Saturday.

OPEN DAY AT GENESIS FITNESS

Genesis Fitness Club Cessnock, Saturday, March 14

Genesis Fitness Club Cessnock will hold an open day this Saturday from 7am to 2pm. There will be about 25 market stalls in the carpark, group fitness masterclasses, Coaching Zone marathons, prizes and giveaways. The creche will be open, and all are welcome. The club is located at 265 Vincent Street. For more information, call 4991 3000.

KURRI MARKETS

Rotary Park, Saturday, March 14

The Kurri Kurri Community Markets are held in Rotary Park on the second Saturday of the month. The markets run from 8am to 1pm, with a great variety of stalls.

UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE

Various venues

Cessnock U3A is welcoming new members for 2020. U3A stands for "University of the Third Age", representing the time following childhood and working life. Courses include petanque (Monday mornings), craft (Monday afternoons, twice a month), Tai Chi (Tuesday and Friday mornings), book club (Tuesday afternoons, monthly), Coffee and Chat Wednesday (monthly), walking group (Wednesday mornings, monthly), guest speakers (Thursday afternoons, monthly), music/films (Thursdays, monthly) and balance and bones exercise (Thursday afternoons, fortnightly). For inquiries, email johnshannoncormack@hotmail.com or visit cessnockcity.u3anet.org.au.

YOUTH WEEK

Multiple venues, March 14 to April 11

Youth Week 2020 gets underway in Cessnock this Saturday, with a skate jam at Greta Skate Park. The festival runs until April 11, with trivia nights, a cooking competition, a TedX Youth night, an Aboriginal cultural afternoon, and art, make-up and cooking workshops among the activities on the 21-event program. The feature event, Youth Fest, will be held at the Cessnock TAFE grounds on Saturday, April 4, with live music, amusements, food stalls and an outdoor cinema. Find out more at cessnock.nsw.gov.au/youthweek or follow CYCOS on Facebook or Instagram. Read more here.

FUN: Cessnock Youth Week ambassadors Bailey and Barry are gearing up for the skate jam at Greta this Saturday.

FUN: Cessnock Youth Week ambassadors Bailey and Barry are gearing up for the skate jam at Greta this Saturday.

GIG GUIDE: WHERE TO SEE LIVE MUSIC

Australia Hotel Friday, Emily Smith.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Crawfish.

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

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Oran Vir. Saturday, The Hitpit.

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Saturday, The Robertson Brothers 1960s Variety TV Show (read more here).

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Bobby C.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, open mic night with Andrew G.Saturday, Dave Alone.

Greta Workers Club Friday, The Bad and The Ugly.

Harrigan's Friday, Mak. Saturday, Greg Bryce, Alias. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Layth Gunn. Saturday, Jake and Naomi.

Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Jess Knaus.

Pedens Hotel Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, The Feather Chain.

Potters Brewery Friday, Darren.

Railway Hotel Sunday, Brendan Murphy.

Roche Estate Saturday, Wine Machine ft. The Naked and Famous, The Jungle Giants, Hot Dub Time Machine, Regard, Northeast Party House, Bag Raiders, Young Franco, Alice Ivy, Don West. Free tickets on offer for emergency services personnel, who can contact cellarmaster@wine-machine.com to make arrangements. Read more here.

Royal Federal Hotel Saturday, Crawfish Stew.

Tattersalls Hotel Greta Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth.

Vincent St Kitchen and Bar Friday, Anthony Lee. Saturday, St Patrick's Day party ft. Irish Clovers.

SAVE THE DATE

HOMETOWN SHOW: Cessnock's very own master hypnotist, Hypnotik will bring his show to East Cessnock Bowling Club on Friday, March 20.

HOMETOWN SHOW: Cessnock's very own master hypnotist, Hypnotik will bring his show to East Cessnock Bowling Club on Friday, March 20.

HYPNOTIK

East Cessnock Bowling Club, Friday, March 20

Australia's master illusionist and hypnotist, Hypnotik will bring his latest show, Deja Vu, to East Cessnock Bowling Club on Friday, March 20. Read more here.

HEADSPACE AND BLACK DOG FUNDRAISER

Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall, Saturday, March 21, 9am-late

A day of live music in Kurri Kurri on Saturday, March 21 will raise funds for Headspace and the Black Dog Institute. Read more here.

TRIVIA NIGHT FOR BUSHFIRE RELIEF

East Cessnock Bowling Club, Saturday, March 21, 7pm

A sports-themed trivia night will be held at East Cessnock Bowling Club on Saturday, March 21 to raise funds for sporting groups in bushfire-affected areas. Entry is $10 per person with teams of eight welcome. Entry forms are available at the club and are due back by March 16. Contact Peter Conroy on peterconroy314@gmail.com for more information.

NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL

Multiple venues around Kurri Kurri, March 27-29

The Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is just over four weeks away. With classic cars, vintage fashion and rock 'n' roll music, there's something for everyone to enjoy throughout the three-day festival. View the program at kurrikurrinostalgiafestival.com.au.

HIGH TEA FOR HELICOPTER

Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar, Sunday, March 29, 2.30pm

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Cessnock Support Group will host a high tea fundraiser at Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar on Sunday, March 29 at 2.30pm. The cost of $40 includes a delicious high tea, a glass of champagne or juice on arrival, and a ticket in the lucky door prize draw. It's a perfect opportunity to enjoy a lovely social afternoon while supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. RSVP to Patsy on 0417 901 146 by March 20.

DEB WEBBER PSYCHIC SHOW

Cessnock Leagues Club, Monday, March 30, 7pm

Acclaimed psychic medium Deb Webber will bring her live show to Cessnock Leagues Club on Monday, March 30. 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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