The NSW Seniors Festival covers events and activities including legal issues, health and wellness, drama, dancing, sports, cooking and films.
The NSW Seniors Festival covers events and activities including legal issues, health and wellness, drama, dancing, sports, cooking and films.

Calendar of events: Coffs and Clarence

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

 

Social Seniors and Friends Program

 

9am-2pm

Social Seniors is a social activities program that gives older people the opportunity to socialise and take part in a centre-based activities program. The program also provides support for carers by providing time out. Philosophy of service is to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills or redevelop some old ones.

Venue: Port Macquarie Program, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 500 Ocean Dr, Port Macquarie.

Contact: Phone 0400 088 761.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

 

Social Seniors and Friends Program

 

9am-2pm

Social Seniors is a social activities program that gives older people the opportunity to socialise and take part in a centre based activities program. The program also provides support for carers by providing time out' Philosophy of service is to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills or redevelop some old ones.

Venue: Camden Haven Community Health, cnr Laurie and Norman Sts, Laurieton.

Contact: Phone 02 6559 9003 or 0400 088 761.

 

Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour's Jewel

 

10am-4pm

The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle St and High St, as Harbour Dr was then known. With an imposing Art Deco facade, it was the grandest building in "Top Town'' and became known as the "theatre beautiful''. Find out more about the history of The Tasma Theatre at the Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage blog, then head down to the museum where you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Picture Show Man from the Tasma's original seats.

Venue: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, 215 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: Free entry.

Contact: Phone 02 6648 4847 or go to coffsharbour.nsw. gov.au/museum.

 

CELEBRATE LIFE: NSW Seniors Festival activities and events will be incorporating the theme Love your life.
CELEBRATE LIFE: NSW Seniors Festival activities and events will be incorporating the theme Love your life.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

 

Social Seniors and Friends Program

 

9am-2pm

Social Seniors is a social activities program that provides older people the opportunity to socialise and take part in a centre-based activities program. The program also provides support for carers by providing time out. Philosophy of service is to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills or redevelop some old ones.

Venue: Port Macquarie Program, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 500 Ocean Dr, Port Macquarie.

Contact: Phone 0400 088 761.

 

Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour's Jewel

 

10am-4pm

The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle St and High St, as Harbour Drive was then known. With an imposing Art Deco facade, it was the grandest building in "Top Town'' and became known as the "theatre beautiful''. Find out more about the history of The Tasma Theatre at the Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage blog, then head down to the Museum where you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Picture Show Man from the Tasma's original seats.

Venue: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, 215 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: Free entry.

Contact: Phone 02 6648 4847 or go to coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/

museum.

 

Young at Heart film festival

The Apia Young at Heart is back for its 14th edition and is the only nationwide film festival in Australia with a film program especially dedicated to an audience of film lovers 60 and up.

Venue: Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona & Palace Central, Sydney.

Contact: Register via youngatheart.net.au/ or facebook.com/

youngatheartff/.

 

Dave Carroll Artist Talk

 

10.30am-12.30pm

The Grafton Regional Gallery presents a talk by local artist Dave Carroll. Come and see his latest exhibition, Colour my World. Dave will talk about memories of growing up in Britain, emigrating to Australia and life experiences which are catalysts for his image making. A recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease has provided a challenge and a new focus for his creativity as Dave uses vivid colours as a rebellious statement to rail against what could easily be a depressive disease. Now in its second year, his monthly artists journal, "Damn Parkinson's", is an insightful and highly creative commentary on living with the disease.

This event is free however

Venue: Grafton Regional Gallery, 158 Fitzroy St, Grafton.

Cost: Free but bookings required via links.

Contact: Grafton Regional Gallery Facebook or go to eventbrite.com.au/e/dave-carroll-artist-talk-tickets-54384691075 or phone the gallery on 02 6642 3177 during business hours.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

 

NSW Seniors Festival Expo

 

From 9am

The NSW Seniors Festival Expo is an annual free and fun event, featuring over 50 exhibitors, live stage entertainment and plenty of games and giveaways. In 2019, the NSW Seniors Festival Expo will be held on Thursday and Friday February 14 and 15.

Venue: Hall 4, Exhibition Centre at the International Convention Centre , Sydney.

Cost: Free

 

Social Seniors and Friends Program

 

9am-2pm

Social Seniors is a social activities program that provides older people the opportunity to socialise and take part in a centre-based activities program. The program also provides support for carers by providing time out. Philosophy of service is to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills or redevelop some old ones.

Venue: Camden Haven Community Health, cnr Laurie and Norman Sts, Laurieton.

Contact: Phone 02 6559 9003 or 0400 088 761.

 

Tasma Theatre

 

10am-4pm

The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle St and High St, as Harbour Dr was then known. With an imposing Art Deco facade, it was the grandest building in "Top Town'' and became known as the "theatre beautiful''. Find out more about the history of The Tasma Theatre at the Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage blog, then head down to the museum where you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Picture Show Man from the Tasma's original seats.

Venue: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, 215 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: Free entry.

Contact: Phone 02 6648 4847 or go to coffsharbour.nsw. gov.au/museum.

 

HAPPINESS IS KEY: Love what you do and celebrate life as a senior with your family and friends.
HAPPINESS IS KEY: Love what you do and celebrate life as a senior with your family and friends. Creatas

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

 

NSW Seniors Festival Expo

 

From 9am

The NSW Seniors Festival Expo is an annual free and fun event, featuring over 50 exhibitors, live stage entertainment and plenty of games and giveaways. In 2019, the NSW Seniors Festival Expo will be held on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 February.

Venue: Hall 4, Exhibition Centre at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Cost: Free

 

Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour's Jewel

 

10am-4pm

The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle St and High Str as Harbour Dr was then known. With an imposing Art Deco facade, it was the grandest building in "Top Town'' and became known as the "theatre beautiful''. Find out more about the history of The Tasma Theatre at the Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage blog, then head down to the museum where you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Picture Show Man from the Tasma's original seats.

Venue: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, 215 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: Free entry.

Contact: Phone 02 6648 4847 or go to coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/

museum.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

 

Cliff Richard and The Shadows - 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert

 

7.30pm

Urban Rush Entertainment presents Cliff Richard and The Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert. It is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard and The Shadows. The group dominated British popular music in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the years before the Beatles. This tribute show is not to be missed.

Venue: Jetty Memorial Theatre, 337 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour

Cost: All tix: $58.

Contact: Box Office Phone 02 6652 8088.

 

Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour's Jewel

 

10am-4pm

The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle St and High Str as Harbour Dr was then known. With an imposing Art Deco facade, it was the grandest building in "Top Town" and became known as the "theatre beautiful''. Find out more about the history of The Tasma Theatre at the Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage blog, then head down to the museum where you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Picture Show Man from the Tasma's original seats.

Venue: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, 215 Harbour Dri Coffs Harbour.

Cost: Free entry.

Contact: Phone 02 6648 4847 or go to coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/museum.

 

'Creativity and the Brain' will be held at the Lismore Regional Gallery with Michelle Walker - visual thinker, facilitator and coach.
'Creativity and the Brain' will be held at the Lismore Regional Gallery with Michelle Walker - visual thinker, facilitator and coach. Cecilie_Arcurs

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

 

Come Out and Play Croquet

 

8am

We are planning to return to the lawn with a social gathering - free sausage sizzle on completion of play. So come along and join in the celebrations.

Venue: Iluka Croquet Club

Contact: Phone Bob on 0407 622 172 or Graeme on 0404 837 544.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

 

Port Macquarie Sensational Seniors Expo

 

9am-2pm

Visit over 80 healthy, wealthy, wise and travel stalls all under one roof at Panthers, Port Macquarie

Venue: Panthers, Port Macquarie (Settlement City), Bay St, Port Macquarie.

Cost: Free

Contact: Julie -Port Macquarie-Hastings Council. Phone 02 6581 8111. Bookings not required.

 

Social Seniors and Friends Program

 

9am-2pm

Social Seniors is a social activities program that gives older people the opportunity to socialise and take part in a centre-based activities program. The program also provides support for carers by providing time out. Philosophy of service is to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills or redevelop some old ones.

Venue: Port Macquarie Program, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 500 Ocean Dr, Port Macquarie.

Contact: Phone 0400 088 761.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

 

Social Seniors and Friends Program

 

9am-2pm

Social Seniors is a social activities program that gives older people the opportunity to socialise and take part in a centre-based activities program. The program also provides support for carers by providing time out. Philosophy of service is to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills or redevelop some old ones.

Venue: Camden Haven Community Health, Cnr Laurie and Norman Sts, Laurieton.

Contact: Phone 02 6559 9003 or 0400 088 761.

 

Tasma Theatre

 

10am-4pm

The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle St and High St, as Harbour Dr was then known. With an imposing Art Deco facade, it was the grandest building in "Top Town" and became known as the "theatre beautiful''. Find out more about the history of The Tasma Theatre at the Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage blog, then head down to the museum where you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Picture Show Man from the Tasma's original seats.

Venue: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, 215 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: Free entry.

Contact: Phone 02 6648 4847 or go to coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/

museum.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

 

Social Seniors and Friends Program

 

9am-2pm

Social Seniors is a social activities program that gives older people the opportunity to socialise and take part in a centre-based activities program. The program also provides support for carers by providing time out. Philosophy of service is to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills or redevelop some old ones.

Venue: Port Macquarie Program, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 500 Ocean Dr, Port Macquarie.

Contact: Phone 0400 088 761.

 

Coffs Harbour U3A

 

2pm-4pm

Coffs Harbour U3A charges into the Seniors Festival with their thought-provoking and stimulating panel discussion Dangerous ideas for seniors. Now in its third year this event has proven a success with both U3A members and non-members attending. We promise this year will be no exception with four speakers from the U3A membership giving their opinions on topical conundrums that arise daily in our modern society. Subjects are chosen in advance and researched by the presenters who inject their own flavour both serious and colourful. Discussion from the floor is invited at the end of proceedings. Members and non members welcome

Venue: Rooms A and B in the Cavanbah Centre (near Coles).

Cost: Free entry and a simple afternoon tea is provided.

Contact: Go to coffs.u3anet.org.au.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

 

Social Seniors and Friends Program

 

9am-2pm

Social Seniors is a social activities program that gives older people the opportunity to socialise and take part in a centre-based activities program. The program also provides support for carers by providing time out. Philosophy of service is to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills or redevelop some old ones.

Venue: Camden Haven Community Health, cnr Laurie and Norman Streets, Laurieton.

Contact: Phone 02 6559 9003 or 0400 088 761.

 

Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour's Jewel

 

10am-4pm

The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle St and High St, as Harbour Dr was then known. With an imposing Art Deco facade, it was the grandest building in Top Town and became known as the "theatre beautiful''. Find out more about the history of The Tasma Theatre at the Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage blog, then head down to the museum where you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Picture Show Man from the Tasma's original seats.

Venue: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, 215 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: Free entry.

Contact: Phone 02 6648 4847 or go to coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au

/museum.

 

Memory Mining

 

10am-12.30pm

Everybody has a story to tell. At the Yamba and Grafton libraries seniors are invited to join local, published author Zachery Jane for a writing workshop. Join us for Memory Mining and learn how to put your life on the page, transforming memory to memoir. This workshop will teach new and emerging writers how to dig into their life story to discover storytelling gold. Seniors will be shown strategies to start their tale, and how to stay focused to the end. The session includes advice on ways to help new writers carry the excitement of creativity home with you.

Venue: Yamba library, 45 Wooli St, Yamba.

Cost: Free but bookings are required as places are limited.

Contact: Phone the library during office hours: Yamba Library: 02 6646 2811.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

 

Memory Mining

 

10am-12.30pm

Everybody has a story to tell. At the Yamba and Grafton libraries seniors are invited to join local, published author Zachery Jane for a writing workshop. Join us for Memory Mining and learn how to put your life on the page, transforming memory to memoir. This workshop will teach new and emerging writers how to dig into their life story to discover storytelling gold. Seniors will be shown strategies to start their tale, and how to stay focussed to the end. The session includes advice on ways to help new writers carry the excitement of creativity home with you.

Venue: Grafton library, 126-144 Pound St, Grafton.

Cost: Free but bookings are required as places are limited.

Contact: Phone the library during office hours: Grafton Library: 02 6641 0100.

 

Troy Cassar-Daley

 

7.30pm

Celebrating an amazing career - solo acoustic with special guest Jem Cassar-Daley. Throughout his 30 years of making music, Troy has been awarded numerous accolades including 36 Golden Guitars, four ARIAs plus a staggering 31 Number 1 chart singles, all of which are collected on his new compilation album Greatest Hits.

Venue: C.ex Coffs, 2-6 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: VIP $75; Presale $40 A; $20 C; Door $45 A; $20 C.

Contact: Phone 02 6652 3888.

 

Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour's Jewel

 

10am-4pm

The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle St and High St, as Harbour Dr was then known. With an imposing Art Deco facade, it was the grandest building in "Top Town'' and became known as the "theatre beautiful''. Find out more about the history of The Tasma Theatre at the Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage blog, then head down to the museum where you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Picture Show Man from the Tasma's original seats.

Venue: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, 215 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: Free entry.

Contact: Phone 02 6648 4847 or go to coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/

museum.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

 

Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour's Jewel

 

10am-4pm

The Tasma Cinema opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle St and High St, as Harbour Dr was then known. With an imposing Art Deco facade, it was the grandest building in "Top Town" and became known as the "theatre beautiful''. Find out more about the history of The Tasma Theatre at the Our Stories: Coffs Coast Heritage blog, then head down to the museum where you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Picture Show Man from the Tasma's original seats.

Venue: Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, 215 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: Free entry.

Contact: Phone 02 648 4847 or go to coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/

museum.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

 

Australian Army Band

 

10.30am

The Australian Army Band Newcastle and the Royal Australian Artillery Band Brisbane variety performance will showcase the talent and professionalism of the Australian Army's soldier musicians. The musicians, including a Pipes and Drums section, will combine on stage at C.ex Coffs, supported by Coffs Regional Brass Band. All funds raised go to Sgt Matthew Locke Charity Event.

Venue: C.ex Coffs, 2-6 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour.

Cost: $10

Contact: Phone 02 6652 3888.

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