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.
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.
Handmade in the Hunter: Kevin Sobels Wines, Saturday 9am-3pm.
Hunter Wine Country Markets: De Bortoli Wines, Saturday 9am-3pm.
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.
Cessnock and Branxton outdoor pools will re-open for the summer this Saturday at 7am. COVID-19 restrictions apply. Read more here.
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.
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.
Hunter Valley Gardens, September 19 to October 11. Find out more at huntervalleygardens.com.au.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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