WHAT'S ON

What's on around Cessnock and beyond: July 8-14, 2020

TUNES: Hayden Johns will perform at Cessnock Leagues Club on Friday night.
TUNES: Hayden Johns will perform at Cessnock Leagues Club on Friday night.

GIG GUIDE

Live music around Cessnock and the Hunter Valley

Cessnock Leagues Club: Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Nick Rage.

East Cessnock Bowling Club: Saturday, Andrew G.

Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar: Friday, Bernie. Saturday, Karen O'Shea.

Wollombi Tavern: Sunday, Wildlife Jam with special guests.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Marthaville, 200 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

Marthaville House Art and Craft Centre has reopened to the public after COVID-19 restrictions forced it to close. The historic house is open from 10am Friday and Saturday, with locally-made crafts and handiwork for sale.

The Fireshed Gallery, Wollombi

TAOTOCS (The Artists of the Old Church Studio) are holding an exhibition at Wollombi Cultural Centre's Fireshed Gallery from July 4 to 19. A spectacular variety of paintings, delicate watercolours, ink drawings, stunning acrylics, lustrous oils, prints and cards are on display from the group of artists, who meet weekly at an old church in Cessnock.

MARKETS

Handmade in the Hunter markets, Pokolbin, Saturday and Sunday

The Handmade in the Hunter markets will be held at Kevin Sobels Wines (corner Broke and Halls Road, Pokolbin) on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm.

Corner Block Markets, Wollombi, Sunday 9am-2pm

The Corner Block Markets will be held at the corner of Wollombi Road and Great North Road, Wollombi on Sunday from 9am to 2pm.

CHALLENGE: PCYC Cessnock's indoor rock climbing wall.

CHALLENGE: PCYC Cessnock's indoor rock climbing wall.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

PCYC Cessnock, 1B Short Street (access via Buckland Avenue)

School holiday program, for kids aged 5-12, runs weekdays until Friday, July 17, with sports, games and creative activities on offer. The club also has an 18-metre rock climbing wall and an indoor skate park. Places are limited; bookings are essential. View the full program at facebook.com/pcyc.cessnock or call 4991 1407.

CYCOS, 49D Aberdare Road, Aberdare

Cessnock Youth Centre and Outreach Service's school holiday program includes:

  • A pool competition (July 8, 11am-2pm)
  • An Anime Day (July 14, 11am-2pm)
  • A pot plant decorating session (July 15, 11am-2pm)

Spaces are limited. Call 4993 4555 or text Niamh on 0417 262 462 for more information or bookings.

Wild Learning, 111 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

School holiday activities at Wild Learning include:

  • Weaving for kids (July 14, 10.30am-12pm)
  • Dragon eggs (July 15, 10.30am-12pm)
  • Beading for teens (July 15, 1pm-2.30pm)
  • Magical accessories (July 16, 10.30am-12pm)

Spaces are limited; visit wildlearning.com.au for tickets and more information.

TRIVIA

Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar, Wednesday 7pm

Trivia is back at Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar on Wednesday nights. Maximum 10 people per team; free entry and great prizes to be won. Call 4005 6766 for bookings.

Cessnock Leagues Club, Tuesday 7pm

Trivia is on at Cessnock Leagues Club every Tuesday nights. Maximum 10 people per team. COVID-19 restrictions apply. Call 4993 2655 for more information.

GIVE BLOOD: The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood mobile donor centre is in Cessnock this week. Bookings are essential on 13 14 95.

GIVE BLOOD: The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood mobile donor centre is in Cessnock this week. Bookings are essential on 13 14 95.

GIVE BLOOD

Charlton Street carpark, Wednesday-Friday

The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood mobile donor centre will be in the Charlton Street carpark in Cessnock this week (July 8-10). The centre will be open 1pm to 7pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 9.30am to 3.30pm Friday. Appointments are essential on 13 14 95 or at lifeblood.com.au.

RETIRED MINEWORKERS

Kurri Senior Citizens Centre, Monday 10am

The Kurri Retired Mineworkers will meet at Kurri Senior Citizens Centre on Monday, July 13 at 10am. Guest speaker is Frank Baron, manager of Kurri Senior Citizens Centre. All retirees and pensioners are cordially invited to attend.

TRY SOMETHING NEW: If you're emerging from isolation and are keen to talk to new people, why not try Toastmasters? Meetings resume at Cessnock Leagues Club this coming Monday night.

TRY SOMETHING NEW: If you're emerging from isolation and are keen to talk to new people, why not try Toastmasters? Meetings resume at Cessnock Leagues Club this coming Monday night.

TOASTMASTERS RESUME MEETINGS

Cessnock Leagues Club, Monday 7pm

Cessnock City Toastmasters Club will resume meeting at Cessnock Leagues Club on Monday, July 13. If you're emerging from isolation and are keen to talk to new people, try Toastmasters! The club meets every Monday night from 7pm to 9.15pm except public holidays. Members practise public speaking in a fun and friendly environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, contact Anna on 4990 4093 or anna.vannetten@bigpond.com or check out www.cessnock.toastmastersclubs.org.

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