What's on around Cessnock and the Hunter Valley: September 23-29, 2020

STAY SAFE

If you're heading out this week, please remember to abide by COVID-19 restrictions. Read the latest updates at nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

FUN FOR ALL: Some teddy bears visited the Thomas display at a previous Family Fun Fest at Richmond Vale Railway Museum. This year's fun fest will take place on September 26 and 27.

FUN FOR ALL: Some teddy bears visited the Thomas display at a previous Family Fun Fest at Richmond Vale Railway Museum. This year's fun fest will take place on September 26 and 27.

FAMILY FUN FEST

Richmond Vale Railway Museum, Saturday-Sunday. Gates open at 9.30am each day. Read more here.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

Wollombi Wild Ride, departs Wollombi Tavern from 8am Saturday. Read more here.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Wild Learning, 111 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

The Little Wild Shop and Gallery is now open at Wild Learning. Opening hours are Thursday 1pm-4pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10.30am-2pm, and whenever the sign is out the front. Read more here.

Marthaville, 200 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

Marthaville House Art and Craft Centre is open from 10am Friday and Saturday, with locally-made crafts and handiwork for sale.

MARKETS

Handmade in the Hunter: Kevin Sobels Wines, Saturday 9am-3pm.

Hunter Wine Country Markets: De Bortoli Wines, Saturday 9am-3pm.

LIVE MUSIC

Cessnock Leagues Club: Friday, Kazzie; Saturday, Ryan Daley.

East Cessnock Bowling Club: Saturday, DJ Cotton.

Harrigan's Pokolbin: Saturday, Big Pete, Boney Rivers; Sunday, James Martens.

Paxton Bowling Club: Saturday, Wez Thompson.

Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar: Friday, Jackson Halliday; Saturday, Bernie.

MAKE A SPLASH: Cessnock and Branxton pools will reopen for the summer this weekend.

MAKE A SPLASH: Cessnock and Branxton pools will reopen for the summer this weekend.

POOLS REOPEN

Cessnock and Branxton outdoor pools will re-open for the summer this Saturday at 7am. COVID-19 restrictions apply. Read more here.

TENNIS PROGRAM

Club Evolve will host a school holiday program for kids aged five to 12 at Cessnock Tennis Courts on Tuesday, September 29 from 9am to 3pm. Cost is $49 per child, including fruit, lunch, a drink and ice cream. Book online at clubevolve.com.au.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES AT CYCOS

Cessnock Youth Centre and Outreach Service will host free face-to-face and virtual activities from September 28 to October 8 as part of its postponed National Youth Week celebration. Activities include a leadership and public speaking program, inclusion art workshop, virtual make-up masterclass, anime meet-up, cooking competition and an 80's Kahoot! afternoon. Find out more at CYCOS's Facebook page.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM AT PCYC

PCYC Cessnock's school holiday program, for kids aged 5-12, runs weekdays from September 28 to October 9, excluding Labour Day Monday (October 5). A range of sports, games and creative activities will be on offer. The club also has an 18-metre rock climbing wall and an indoor skate park. The PCYC is located at 1B Short Street, Cessnock (entry off Maclean Street). Places are limited; bookings are essential. View the full program at facebook.com/pcyc.cessnock or call 4991 1407.

LIBRARY WORKSHOPS

Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries' school holiday program includes nature drawing workshops (September 29) and 'Whose Bum Is That?', a look at native animals and their excretory habits (October 7). Tickets to each workshop are $5 and can be booked at eventbrite.com.au.

MEGA CREATURES

Hunter Valley Gardens, September 19 to October 11. Find out more at huntervalleygardens.com.au.

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.

TOASTMASTERS

Cessnock City Toastmasters Club meets at Cessnock Leagues Club every Monday night (excluding public holidays) at 7pm. Members practice public speaking in a fun and friendly environment. Visitors are welcome. Contact Anna on 4990 4093 or anna.vannetten@bigpond.com for more information.

SAVE THE DATE: CPAC STUDIO SOUNDS

Live music will return to Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Friday, October 9 with the launch of CPAC Studio Sounds, of a series of COVID-safe events. Local band Outback Radio will perform from 7.30pm.

CONTACT US

Email your What's On listings to mail@cessnockadvertiser.com.au.

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