The Craft Beer and Cider Festival at the Kincumber Hotel promises over 100 varieties of the best craft beer and cider.
The Craft Beer and Cider Festival at the Kincumber Hotel promises over 100 varieties of the best craft beer and cider. Warren Lynam

Cheers to Beer and Cider Festival

Simon farce

WITH all that's going on in the world today, we all need a good laugh and that's just what Woy Woy Little Theatre provides with Neil Simon's farce Rumors at the Peninsula Theatre. It's the tale of a New York mayoral anniversary party gone terribly wrong, with shootings, a car accident, affairs and no kitchen staff. It's on Friday to Sunday at 8pm until June 11, including a matinee on June 10. Adult tickets $30. Go to www.woywoylt.com.au.

Aboriginal art

DISCOVER the works of six Aboriginal artists in Colours of Country at Gosford Regional Gallery until July 16. This new exhibition, in memory of Sean Lonergan, represents local Aboriginal stories by Kylie Cassidy, Gavi Duncan, Wendy Pawley, Garry Purchase, Ron Smith and Donnella Waters.

VTM market

ON the second Saturday of every month, including June 10, the Valley Treasures Market (VTM) at Niagara Park Shopping Centre is a community market with new, handmade and vintage items, plants and more. And it's all under cover. Proceeds to Musicians Making a Difference.

Harvest Festival

HARVEST Festival Central Coast is a chance to celebrate the region's amazing local produce and producers over the weekend of June 10 and 11. There are a host of festival events from simply talking to a farmer to fruit-picking, music, art and of course food. Check it all out, including the festival's Long Lunch of shared platters and music. Find harvestfestivalcc on Facebook.

Balkan Ensemble

WHEN is the last time you had afternoon tea with a Balkan Ensemble? Pearl Beach Progress Association is inviting you to do just that, featuring Romanian gypsy violinist Tinel Dragoi, at the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall from 2.30pm on Sunday, June 11. Tickets are $40 adults. For bookings call 43442319.

Beer and Cider Fest

THE Craft Beer and Cider Festival at the Kincumber Hotel from 11am to 5pm on Sunday, June 11 promises over 100 varieties of the best craft beer and cider, street food stalls, live entertainment and your chance to win free craft beer and cider for a year - definitely one to think about. Adult tickets are $20. Go to http://kincumberpub.com.au.

Iconic theatre

WRITTEN 20 years ago by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, The 7 Stages of Grieving has become an iconic piece of Australian theatre and explores the grief of Aboriginal people and their hopes for reconciliation. Chenoa Deemal stars in this one-woman show, sharing stories of joy, pain and survival from across Aboriginal history. It's at The Art House Wyong at 8pm on Tuesday, June 13. Go to www.thearthousewyong.com.au.

5 Lands Walk

THE 5 Lands Walk on Saturday, June 24 is a day-long festival across 10km of spectacular coastline, which we can sometimes take for granted. Numbers have grown from 500 in 2006 to 20,000. The walk starts at MacMasters Beach and heads north to the surf clubs at Copacabana, Avoca Beach and North Avoca following the beaches, headlands, bush tracks and back-roads to the surf club at Terrigal and includes dances, food and other celebrations of the traditional Darkinjung people. You can join and leave the route at any point. The full route takes 4-6 hours, but organisers suggest you allow yourself the full day to enjoy all the extras. Go to www.5landswalk.com.au.

Trivia Night

IT'S time to get those brains working again, with Wyong Neighbourhood Centre's Trivia Night FUNdraiser, which includes raffles, auctions and other games, as well as prizes for Best Dressed Table. It's all on Saturday, June 24 at Shelly Beach Golf Club. Cost is $20pp. Call Sharyn Burgess on 43531750.

Lighthouse tours

NORAH Head Lighthouse is an incredibly beautiful area of the Coast. But did you know they do daily tours? Climb the 96 steps, see the 360 degree views from the tower's balcony and learn about the lighthouse keeper's duties, what their life was like, and about local shipwrecks. All this for just $6 for adults. Contact the Norah Head Reserve Managers on 0452564102.


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