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.
Cessnock Leagues Club: Friday, Nick Rage; Saturday, Caleb Coles.
Dashville: Friday-Sunday, The Sky Ball concert series. Read more here.
Harrigan's: Saturday, Kevin O'Hara, Zane Penn; Sunday, Kellie Cain.
Kawul Hunter Valley (Calais Estate): Sunday, Anna Weatherup.
Saddler's Creek Wines: Saturday, Lachlan Edwards.
Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar: Friday, Anthony Lee; Saturday, Gianni; Sunday, Tyler John.
Wollombi Tavern: Monday, Full Service.
Potters Hotel and FogHorn Hunter Brewery will be celebrating Oktoberfest with German-style beers and food this long weekend.
The inaugural Hunter Valley Art Fair will be held at Pokolbin Community Hall this long weekend. Read more here.
Sustainable Natives will have a stall at Wollombi this long weekend. Read more here.
Handmade in the Hunter: Kevin Sobels Wines, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm.
Hunter Wine Country Markets: De Bortoli Wines, Saturday 9am-3pm.
Artisan Markets: Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna, Sunday 9am-3pm.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
The Little Wild Shop and Gallery: Wild Learning, 111 Wollombi Road, Cessnock. 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 House Art and Craft Centre: Open from 10am Friday and Saturday at 200 Wollombi Road, Cessnock, with locally-made crafts and handiwork for sale.
Join Emma Best from Newcastle Museum for some school holiday fun at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries on Wednesday, October 7. The Whose Bum is That? workshops look at native animals and their dietary and excretory habits. The Kurri Kurri workshop is at 11.30am, and Cessnock is at 2.30pm. Tickets are $5 each. Book at eventbrite.com.au.
HOLIDAY PROGRAM AT PCYC
PCYC Cessnock's school holiday program, for kids aged 5-12, runs weekdays until 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. Places are limited; bookings are essential on 4991 1407.
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.
'SPRING FORWARD' TO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
Daylight savings time kicks off in NSW this Sunday, when clocks go forward at 2am. Most smartphone devices and computers adjust the time automatically but analogue clocks need to be changed manually. It concludes on April 4, 2021.
SAVE THE DATE: LIVE MUSIC RETURNS TO CPAC
CPAC Studio Sounds launches on Friday, October 9 with local favourites Outback Radio. Read more here.
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