UPDATE: Cessnock Chamber of Commerce's networking breakfast will now be held via Zoom from 8am-9am on Tuesday, July 21.
Various venues, subject to COVID-19 restrictions
Cessnock Leagues Club: Friday, Kazzie (8pm). Saturday, Wez Thompson (8pm).
East Cessnock Bowling Club: Saturday, Snowy Robson (6.30pm).
Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin: Saturday, JJ King (1pm-4pm), Dos Eager (9pm). Sunday, Matt McLaren (1pm-4pm).
Paxton Bowling Club: Saturday, Pete Hibbert (7pm).
Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar, Cessnock: Friday, Thomas James (7pm). Saturday, Zane Penn (7pm).
Wollombi Tavern: Sunday, Mick Standen (12pm-3pm).
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.
Cessnock Sportsground, Saturday from 11am
The Cessnock Goannas will kick off the revised Newcastle Rugby League season against Maitland at home this Saturday. Ladies Blues Tag at 11am; under-19s (Macquarie vs Maitland) at 12.15pm, reserve grade at 1.30pm and first grade at 3pm. COVID-19 safety measures will apply. Read more here.
Wild Learning, 111 Wollombi Road, West Cessnock
The Undeniably Noisy Project will resume in person at Wild Learning on Wednesday, July 15 night, but instead of singing, will hold a 'choir-less choir', with COVID-safe movement and percussion activities. Limited spots are available; reserve yours at wildlearning.com.au. The choir will continue its virtual singalongs via Zoom every second Wednesday (next one is on July 22).
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.
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.
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