EXPLORE: Natural Heritage on display at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie.
EXPLORE: Natural Heritage on display at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie. Contributed

NSW Seniors Festival: What's on around Coffs & Clarence

WHAT'S on around the Coffs & Clarence for NSW Seniors Festival, from March 3-14.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

Art & Alzheimer's art appreciation tour

9am

AS PART of the art appreciation tour, participants will be viewing three to four selected artworks from the current exhibitions. During the tour your specially trained educators will start easy group chats and explore ideas about the selected artworks. $5 per visitor and their companion. Maximum of five visitors plus companions. Bookings essential two weeks prior to tour date. Phone 65818888 to book. Glasshouse Arts Centre, cnr Hay and Clarence Sts, Port Macquarie.

Musical Duo

7.30pm

FREE 'Just Friends' musical duo from 7.30pm onwards at the Grafton District Services Club, 105-107 Mary St, Grafton.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 4, 10 and 11

God's Waiting Room

7.30pm

MATINEES 2pm on Sunday, March 5 and 12. Pelican Playhouse, 81 Through St, South Grafton. Tickets: $20 Full / $15 Concession.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3-5

Coffs Annual Art Display & Competition

10am-8pm

NOW in its fourth year, this competition is attracting an increasing number of works by local artists, young and old. Exhibition closes 5pm on the 6th for Awards Presentation at 6pm. Enquiries: Lauren on 6691 9260. C.ex Coffs.

1 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3-11

Discover Port Macquarie's Heritage

9.30am-4.30pm

TAKE advantage of the free entry for seniors to explore this multi award-winning museum. Comprising 14 galleries and display areas you will be surprised once you step inside at how much there is to see and learn. Exhibits are regularly updated and changed, so if you have visited before, you might like to visit again! Museum closed on Sundays. Port Macquarie Museum, 22 Clarence St, Port Macquarie.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3-12

Self Portraits & Digital Plein Air - Heritage-specific landscapes

10am-5pm

THIS exhibition will showcase digital art done by seniors on their iPads through a series of workshops held in February when they will visit historic sites and create artworks to interpret the heritage specific landscapes. The gallery is closed Mondays. The Glasshouse, 32/40 Clarence St, Port Macquarie.

FREE admission to Coffs Museum

for Seniors Week

FOR the whole of Seniors Week and even more upcoming seniors-friendly opportunities and events at: www.coffsconnect.com.au.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3-14

The Mid North Coast Creative

Ageing Festival

A FESTIVAL of ideas innovation inspiration and imagination. The Mid North Coast Creative Ageing Festival is an innovative, and we hope, annual event which acknowledges the valuable role that seniors play in our community and highlights the importance of engaging in the arts and creative activities to foster good health and wellbeing as people age. The festival has been inspired by the creative ageing festivals in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland as well as the long-standing New South Wales Seniors Festival. The festival offers opportunities for older people to participate in the arts through exhibitions, performances, film screenings, dance, workshops, discussion groups, networking and sharing of experiences and information. There are also open days for many community groups and activities that people can participate in all year. We hope as many people get out and enjoy the 50+ events taking place across the region from rural and small communities such as Upper Lansdowne and Coomba Park, to townships such as Tea Gardens, Urunga and Wauchope to our major centres and cultural attractions. www.midnorthcoastcreativeageingfestival.com.au.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3-26

The Tangled Forest

THIS exhibition features the paintings of local artist John Andrews who brings over 40 years' experience to his landscape paintings. The works are inspired by the landscape of the valleys of Waukivory, near to Gloucester. John's semi abstract style is often bold and bright. The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday 10am-4pm and Sundays 10am-1pm. Closed Monday to Wednesday. Gloucester Gallery, Denison St, Gloucester.

FRIDAY,

MARCH 3-31

Artists of the Riverside Gardens Village

THIS exhibition showcases the art of residents of the local Riverside Gardens Village. It is also a reflection of the valuable work members of Nambucca Valley Arts Council provide in supporting art in their community through tuition and guidance. Please note the gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10am-3pm and Saturday 9.30am-12pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Stringer Gallery, 19 Ridge St, Nambucca Heads.

FRIDAY,

MARCH 3 - APRIL 2

Glass from the Past and A Showcase History of the Camera

10am-4pm

THE Glass from the Past exhibition includes Angus McNeil's photographs documenting people and places from the Macleay. The images were recorded by McNeil on large format glass plates and the resulting prints are of superb quality. The images are from the Collection of the Macleay River Historical Society. Additionally, A Showcase History of the Camera will be exhibited. The Slim Dusty Centre is open seven days a week. Nulla Nulla Gallery. Slim Dusty Centre, 490 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 - APRIL 28

Theatres of War. Wartime Entertainment & the Australian Experience

10am-5pm

THIS exhibition highlights the crucial role played by music and theatre in the lives of Australians from the First World War to Afghanistan. Drawn primarily from Arts Centre Melbourne's Performing Arts Collection, the exhibition includes photographs, scrapbooks, letters, posters and audio-visual material to tell stories ranging from concert party performers on the Western Front, female impersonators and opera singers in the jungles of New Guinea, to pop stars taking music from home to Vietnam. The Glasshouse, 32/40 Clarence St, Port Macquarie. Closed Mondays.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Opera by the Lake

1.30-6pm

AN EVENING full of culture by the beautiful Wallis Lake - an Opera Gala to remember with arias and ensembles from the world's most adored operas. In the beautiful setting of Tuncurry's John Wright Park, this operatic celebration is presented on the open air stage in the park and fully seated including accessible seating. Not to be missed. John Wright Park, Tuncurry. Bookings online: greatlakes.org.au.

Rocking' by the Beach

7.30pm

NOT since 2003 has Club Forster hosted a purely 1950's and '60's dance event! Dance from 7.30-11pm to the sounds of Sydney's hottest '50's and '60's dance band Matchbox. Enquiries: phone 65916591. Club Forster, 19 Strand St, Forster. Bookings on www.clubforster.com.au/rockin-by-the-beach.html.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

Musical Morning in the Gardens

10am-1pm

THE Coffs Harbour City Orchestra presents a relaxed, free Sunday session. Playing popular classics and your favourite movie themes at North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic rug/cushion or fold-up chair. No bookings required. Contact: Pamela on 0401022951. Please note that in the event of significant rain, the event will have to be cancelled.

Memories and Museum Meander Guided Tour

1pm, 2pm and 3pm

COME along and explore the past. Museum entry $5 but with free guided tour and light refreshments for seniors. Great Lakes Museum, 1 Capel St, Tuncurry. Enquiries on 65546275.

Yamba Seniors Inc.

10am

MORNING tea, sausage sizzle and entertainment at Yamba Bowling Club, 44 Wooli St, Yamba. Cost: $5 per person. Enquiries: 66462305.

SUNDAY. MARCH 5-11

Finding Convict Connections

10am-2pm

LET our open days (May 5, 6 and 11) and helpful members guide and inspire you to begin that fascinating journey into

your family's past. Bring along some basic family information and/or a

birth, death or marriage certificate

and do a little research yourself on

the day. Morning/afternoon tea

provided. Enquiries 0419223166.

MONDAY, MARCH 6

Arts for Relaxation

10am-2pm

TRY your hand at a variety of art

genres moving from table to table

in this creative and relaxing afternoon experience. $10 per person, includes morning tea, lunch and materials at Boambee East Community Centre,

Bruce King Dr. Bookings essential

by Friday, March 3. Contact: Boambee East Community Centre on

66584655 or email admin@becc. org.au.

Introduction to computers

10am-12pm

COME along to the meeting room, Grafton Library, free. Bookings: 66410100.

Coffs Annual Art Display & Competition Awards Presentation

6pm

NOW in its fourth year, this competition is attracting an increasing number of works by local artists, young and old. Exhibition open until 5pm. Award presentation at 6pm. C.ex Coffs,

1 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour. Enquiries: Lauren on 66919260.

Coomba Choral Group Open Day

10.30am

LISTEN to a couple of the choir's favourite songs before joining in some easy, well-known songs. Time to mix and chat, ask questions, make suggestions. Coomba Community Hall, Moorooba Park, Coomba Park. Enquiries: on 65542448.

Explore our Natural Heritage.

9am-4.30pm

SEA Acres National Park protects one of the largest remaining coastal rainforests on the Australian east coast, meaning that the rainforest runs all the way to the beach. The rainforest is best explored along the boardwalk which is an easy stroll and accessible friendly. Seniors will receive free entry to the Rainforest Boardwalk on presentation of their Seniors Card at the Sea Acres desk.

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, 159 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie. Free entry. Enquiries: on 65823355.

Port Macquarie Seniors Expo

9am-2pm

THE aim of the Seniors Expo is to provide a hub for seniors to access information about health, wealth, travel, education and social and cultural activities plus provide newly arrived and newly retired residents an opportunity to join a seniors group and be linked in to the community. Port Macquarie Panthers. Settlement City. For more information: visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/seniorsweek or phone Port Macquarie-Hastings Council on 65818111.

Sing Australia Coffs Harbour

7-9pm

SING Australia is a national network of choirs with a difference. There aren't any auditions, no pressure, no need to read music. It's just lots of fun and good for your health. Come and join us and put a song in your heart. Meets every Monday so why not give it a go. Anglican Hall,

4 McLean St, Coffs Harbour. For more information contact Tess Mylrea on 66527402 or mylrea@netspace.net.au.

MONDAY, MARCH 6-10

Tech Savvy Seniors

10am, 12pm and 2pm.

FREE at Grafton Shopping World,

52-74 Fitzroy St, Grafton.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7

10am-11am

Yarn and Yak Knitters & Crochet Gathering

A FREE and ongoing monthly opportunity for people to meet and share a common interest in yarning and yakking at Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Coffs Harbour. Bookings not required. Contact: the library on 66484900.

Healthy Minds seminar FREE

2-4pm

EXPLORE the benefits of keeping an active healthy mind for long-term mental health and disease prevention at Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Coffs Harbour. Bookings essential. Contact: the library on 66484900.

Grandparents Storytime at

your local library

11am

FOR seniors and young people dear to them sharing stories, crafts and more. Free. Tuesday, March 7 Woolgoolga; Wednesday, March 8 Coffs; Thursday, March 9 Toormina. Bookings not required. Contact: your local library on 66484900 (Coffs), 66540010 (Woolgoolga), 66484925 (Toormina).

Mobile phones and Technology workshops for seniors

9.20-11.30am

A FREE Mobile phones and Technology workshops for seniors. Grafton TAFE Campus. Please bring your own phone or tablet and a snack to share. Bookings essential on 66450331.

1pm-3pm

A FREE Mobile phones and Technology workshops for seniors. Maclean TAFE Campus. Please bring your own phone or tablet and a snack to share. Bookings essential on 66450331.

Coffs Harbour Regional Museum

10am-4pm

FREE entry for seniors. Let the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum bring local history to life. Discover a world of stories to spark memories and the imagination. Hear stories of spiritual connection to the land from Gumbayggirr Elder and artist Uncle Tony Hart. Get to know John Korff who Coffs Harbour is named after and hear about the spelling mistake! The museum is full of stories about pioneering men and women - lighthouse keepers, gold miners, farmers, timber workers and fishers. 215A Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour. Enquiries: 66484847.

Creative Ageing Forum

9am-1pm

HEAR from key note speakers about

what creative ageing is. What opportunities are there for the

Coffs Coast? Learn about amazing creative ageing programs and festivals

in Australia and overseas. Take part

in a Q&A session to examine what opportunities the Coffs Coast could

grow or foster. Morning tea provided. Free. Who should attend: Key arts, creative industries, education, healthcare, ageing and aged care

and government service providers

and practitioners. Jetty Theatre.

337 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour. Register via Eventbrite for catering and venue purposes. For further information: Australian Centre for Arts and Health, www.artsandhealth. org.au or info@artsandhealth.org.au or phone 0416641482.

Grandparents Storytime

11am

ENJOY a special storytime at your local library where seniors and the young people dear to them can share together in a joyful morning of stories, crafts and more. Free. Bookings not required. Woolgoolga Library. Ganderton St, Woolgoolga. For more information contact: Woolgoolga Library on 66540010.

Memories and Museum Meander Guided Tour

10am, 11am and 12pm

COME along and explore the past. Museum entry $5 but with free guided tour and light refreshments for seniors. Great Lakes Museum. 1 Capel St, Tuncurry. Enquiries: phone 65546275.

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest

Men's Shed Open Day

9am-12.30pm

MEMBERS will welcome visitors to shed, show off the facilities and operations, and provide morning tea. 25 Wanya Rd, Tea Gardens. Contact Ian on 0438731889 or John on 0438911253.

Yarn & Yak Knitters &

Crochet Gathering

10-11am

THIS is the March occurrence of an ongoing monthly opportunity for people to meet and share a common interest in yarning and yakking. Free and no bookings required. Harry Bailey Memorial Library, 27 Duke St, Coffs Harbour. Enquiries: on 66484900.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7-10

Happy Hatters Teacup Party

10am-12pm

TAKE advantage of free museum entry and join our drop-in creative workshops to design a hat or decorate a teacup for a temporary community art installation. All materials and guidance provided. The installation will be launched at a special morning tea on Friday, March 10. Port Macquarie Museum, 22 Clarence St, Port Macquarie. Enquiries: 65831108.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

Dangerous Ideas for Seniors

2-4pm

JOIN a panel of U3A tutors debating controversial topics with comments and opinions from the floor at Cavanbah Hall Rooms A&B. Free. Bookings not required. Contact: Lesley on 0410083502.

Curator tours - Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery & Coffs Museum

11am

EXPLORE the exciting collections and exhibitions of your local gallery and museum in these intimate gallery tours with new curator Jo Besley. Free, all welcome. Bookings required. Contact Jo on 66484443.

Maclean Seniors Luncheon

1.30pm onwards

WITH entertainment and games, Maclean Bowling Club, 1a McLachlan St, Maclean. Cost: $3. Enquiries: phone 66453711.

Grafton Seniors Club Open Day

9am-3pm

CARPET Bowls at 9-11am. Prospective new members can come along, join in, have a cuppa and get information about the activities available, including housie, hoi, craft, mah jong, euchre, bus trips and special functions. Grafton Community Centre, 59 Duke St, Grafton.

Australian Hearing Bus

9.30am-2.30pm

FREE at the Grafton Community Centre, Duke St, Grafton.

Living Lightly workshops for Seniors

10.30am-12pm

COFFS Regional Community Gardens presents two practical hands-on sustainable gardening workshops. Free, all welcome.

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Exhibitions Tour

11am-12pm

JOIN Gallery Curator Jo Besley for an insider's perspective to the current exhibitions: Pinned to the Wall, Susan O'Doherty and 10 Years of EMSLA, celebrating 10 years of the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA), the gallery's signature program and Australia's leading award of the still life genre. Showcasing past winners and acquisitions form the first 10 years of the award. Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, cnr Coff & Duke Sts, Coffs Harbour. Enquiries: phone 66484863.

Dangerous Ideas for Seniors

2-4pm

JOIN with a panel of four U3A tutors who will present their views on two challenging, topical ideas including free speech and art and censorship. Comments and opinions from the floor will be invited after the panellists' presentation. Bring a friend and take part in this challenging discussion on so-called "Dangerous Ideas". Free. Cavanbah Hall Rooms A&B (at rear of building) 191 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour. To book or for more information phone Lesley Meredith on 0410083502.

Gloucester District U3A. Film Group

1-2pm

COME along for a cuppa and cake and learn more about our film group and other activities. Senior Citizen's Centre, Hume St, Gloucester. Enquiries: phone 65589530.

Grandparents Storytime

11am

ENJOY a special storytime at your local library where seniors and the young people dear to them can share together in a joyful morning of stories, crafts and more. Free. Bookings not required. Harry Bailey Memorial Library. 27 Duke St, Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour. Enquiries: phone 66484900.

Hello Koalas Artist's Talk at Sea Acres

11am-12pm

JOIN local artist Pauline Roods to talk about the creation of the new National Parks Hello Koalas sculpture "Ranger Riley" and stay on to enjoy the Sea Acres Rainforest Boardwalk, free of charge. Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, 159 Pacific Dr, Port Macquarie. Seating is limited so please reserve your free seat, by phoning Sea Acres on 65823355 or email info@hellokoalas.com.

Howie Brothers in Concert

2-3.30pm

THE twin brothers John and Graeme are one of Australia's leading country music/easy listening acts renowned for their distinctive vocal harmony sound. They play a variety of instruments (including piano, guitar, accordion, mandolin, ukulele and drums) and are keen songwriters. They have won three Golden Guitar awards at the Australasian Country Music Awards, in Tamworth. Catch this popular duo before they head off for gigs in New Zealand and North America. C.ex Woolgoolga, 18 Boundary St, Woolgoolga. Enquiries: phone 66541307.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

Technology Assist - drop in clinics

2-4pm

BRING your own technology devices and get one-on-one friendly expert assistance to learn all the latest programs and apps to help you get connected at Coffs, Woolgoolga and Toormina libraries. Free, bookings not required. Contact: the library on 66484900.

Mobile phone and Technology workshops

1.30-3.30pm

FREE Mobile phones and Technology workshops for seniors at Treelands Drive Community Centre. Please bring your own phone or tablet and a snack to share. Bookings essential on 66450331.

Cinematinee movie screening "Winter in Westbeth"

2pm and 6pm

IN NEW York's West Village, the elderly residents of a unique artist community continue to create like there is no tomorrow. Two screenings at Jetty Memorial Theatre - presented by Screenwave. $5 includes free ice cream. Contact: Jetty Theatre on 66528088.

The Big Chat

9.30am-3.30pm

WHAT kind of 'old' do you want to be? What kind of world do you want to grow "old" in? Explore the intriguing answers to these questions by joining us for The Big Chat about Creative Ageing. Hear expert speakers from arts and health practice, local government, artists working in health and aged care, gallery and museum curators, and learn about arts programs for older people to stay fit and well or for people living with chronic conditions such as dementia and Parkinsons. Special screening of the award-winning documentary Winter at Westbeth, an inspirational story about community, ageing and the need to keep creating. Cost: $35 includes morning tea and light lunch. Glasshouse Arts Centre, Clarence St, Port Macquarie. Booking and further information: Australian Centre for Arts and Health, http://www.artsand health.org.au or mailto:info@artsandhealth.org.auor telephone 0416641482.

Coomba Men's Shed Open Day

9.30am-1pm

COME along and see what we do and hear what we are planning. Join in or just have a chat. Stay on for barbecue at 12pm. 1770 Coomba Rd, Coomba Bay. Inquiries contact John 0438741485.

Grandparents Storytime

11am

ENJOY a special storytime at your local library where seniors and the young people dear to them can share together in a joyful morning of stories, crafts and more. Free. Toormina Library. Minorie Dr, Toormina. No bookings required. Enquiries: phone 66484925.

Laugh Yourself Healthy for Seniors

10.30-11.30am

LAUGHTER Yoga was developed by a medical doctor in the nineties and is now a worldwide social movement practised in more than 100 countries. It is easy to do and can be done sitting or standing. Come along and see for yourself with certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Kate Forrest. Wauchope Library, 51 High St, Wauchope. Bookings: Wauchope Library 65818162.

Open Day, Upper Lansdowne

Craft Group

10am-2pm

AN INVITATION to connect and see

all the different crafts you might want

to take up. Upper Lansdowne Hall.

1412 Upper Lansdowne Rd.

The Dress Maker - Special Free Screening

1.30pm

SPECIAL screening of the Australian classic 'The Dressmaker'. Based on Rosalie Ham's best-selling novel, the film follows Tilly Dunnage, a glamorous and fashionable woman who returns to her small hometown in Australia to take care of her ill mother, Molly. She takes the opportunity to transform the locals with her couture designs and at the same time exact revenge on the people who accused her of murder many years ago and caused her to be sent away by her mother. Cost Free. Manning Regional Art Gallery. 12 Macquarie Street, Taree. Enquiries 65925455.

The Wonder of Water Art Exhibition

9am-2pm

JUST one of a number of activities

of the Manning Valley Senior Citizen Association. Ormsby House.

24 Commerce St, Taree. Enquiries: phone 56692676.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

A Taste of Nations for Seniors

10am

MEET members of your local multicultural communities as they

share lunch, entertainment, culture and stories at Boambee East Community Centre. Gold coin donation. Bookings essential by Monday, March 6. Contact: Boambee East Community Centre on 66584655.

Curator tours - Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery & Coffs Museum

11am

EXPLORE the exciting collections and exhibitions of your local gallery and museum in these intimate museum tours with new curator Jo Besley. Free, all welcome. Bookings required. Contact Jo on 66484443.

A Taste of Nations

From 10am

INFORMATION and entertainment by Coffs Harbour's multicultural community who will assist in food preparation, providing a wide selection of foods, served by people in national dress, available to answer questions during the smorgasbord lunch. Gold coin donation. Bookings essential by Monday, March 6. Boambee East Community Centre, Bruce King Dr, Boambee East. To book or for more information phone Boambee East Community Centre 66584655 or email admin@becc.org.au.

Coffs Regional Brass Band

12.30pm

THE audience will be tapping their toes at this free concert as the Coffs Regional Brass band belts out all the old favourites. The band is a mix of the young and the young-at-heart. Free concert. C.ex Coffs, Vista Lounge.

1 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour. Enquiries: phone 66523888.

Flickerfest Short Film Festival

7.30pm

A SELECTION of the Best of Australian Short Films. Flickerfest is Australia's largest short film competition and the only one with Academy accreditation

and BAFTA recognition ensuring all

of the films are entertaining, inspiring and highly creative pieces of work.

Jetty Theatre, 337 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour. Phone 66528088 or book

on www.jettytheatre.com

Leslie Williams' 2017 Seniors

Concert

10.30am-12pm

ENJOY a complimentary cuppa

from 9.45am before this fantastic

free concert produced by Hastings

Combined Services starts at

10.30am. An entertainment delight! Lucky door prizes too. To receive

your free concert ticket, simply

show your Seniors Card at the

Panther's reception desk. (Tickets essential and please collect early

as the Seniors Concerts are always

fully subscribed). Port Macquarie Panthers Club, Settlement City,

1 Bay St, Port Macquarie. For

group bookings, please call Leslie Williams' office on 65840977.

For further information contact

Brian Buckett, Hastings Combined Seniors on 0418402316.

Museum Discovery Tour

11am-12pm

JOIN museum curator Jo Besley for a tour of the museum's collection displays and temporary exhibition, Bananas to Beautyzone. In the 1950s, tourism began to gain momentum along the mid north coast and the region was officially promoted as the Pacific Beautizone - a destination for leisure and relaxation. The exhibition highlights the changes that took place in our summers in the post-World War Two period, paving the way for the continuing transformation of the Coffs Coast region. Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. 215A Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour. Enquiries: phone 66484847.

Weird Techie Stuff for Seniors

10am-12pm

YOU ARE invited to come and try out the latest in weird techie stuff - all kinds of virtual reality including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Galaxy Gear. Port Macquarie Library, Grant St, Port Macquarie. Find out about 3D Printing, MaKey and Raspberry Pi. Bookings: Port Macquarie Library on 65818755.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

Growing Young Seniors Spectacular

at Harbourside Markets

8am-2pm

FREE with all the usual market fun

plus awesome live music, free seniors workshops including dancing, yoga, painting and crochet bombing, free seniors refreshments, Growing Young Seniors Showcase's magnificent wares from creative retirees across the local area at Harbourside Markets, Jetty Foreshores. For more information or to book a free space in the Growing Young Seniors Showcase contact Kim on 0407661990.

Flickerfest Short Film Festival

7.30pm

TWO hours of the Best of International Short Films. Flickerfest is Australia's largest short film competition and the only one with Academy accreditation

and BAFTA recognition ensuring all

of the films are entertaining, inspiring and highly creative pieces of work.

Jetty Theatre, 337 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour. Phone 66528088 or book

on www.jettytheatre.com.

Sista Sing - Celebrating

International Women's Day

7pm

FEATURING an amazing line-up of

local woman musicians. Featuring

the music of: Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Carole King, Janis Joplin, Joan Armatrading and more. Tickets

at the door from $10 and light meal option $10. Wauchope Arts Hall.

Oxley Lane (opposite Bain Park) Wauchope. www.facebook.com/wauchopearts.

U3A Port Macquarie Open Day

9.30am-3.30pm

A GREAT opportunity for the community to see U3A's extensive facilities and talk to open day convenors about the many and varied courses offered including computers, foreign languages, sketching with pencil and paper or an iPad, play reading, fabric colouring, Botany for Gardeners and Ukulele for Beginners. The U3A Centre, 2 Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie. Free entry for open day. Enquiries: on 65844192 or enquire about course programs and fees at www.pmhu3a.org.au.

Living Lightly workshops for Seniors

10.30am-12pm

FREE, Coffs Regional Community Gardens presents two practical hands-on sustainable gardening workshops. All welcome.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12

Gardening in Small Spaces

10-11am

GROWING great food for our local climate at Coffs Regional Community Gardens, Combine St. Bookings required. Contact: Phil on 0428558584.

Harbourside Markets, Marina Dr, Coffs Harbour Jetty

8am-2pm

A SENSATIONAL Sunday session with all the usual market fun plus awesome live music, free workshops for seniors including dancing, yoga, painting and crochet bombing, free seniors refreshments, all day boules plus Growing Young Seniors Showcase - showcasing the magnificent wares of creative retirees from across the local area. For more information or to book a free space in the Growing Young Seniors Showcase contact Kim on

0407 661 990 or email kimtowner@gmail.com.

Tim Pike Concert

3-5pm

SINGER guitarist Tim is a local Coffs Harbour-based musician who has been playing at venues from Yamba to Port Macquarie for more than 25 years. C.ex Urunga, Morgo St, Urunga. Free event. Enquiries: on 66556161.

Suburban Country

(country music act)

1pm

FREE event at the Grafton District Services Club, 105-107 Mary St, Grafton.

South Grafton Pool And Gym

8am

MONDAY, Wednesday and Friday aqua classes with the focus on improving overall cardio vascular health and motion range. Tuesday and Thursday gym classes - gentle exercise with an emphasis on improving overall strength and balance. $7.50 per class, discounts available. One free trial class during Seniors Festival. Contact: on 66433238 or 0413112607 for more information.

MARCH, MONDAY 13

Creative Conversations

10-11am

PEOPLE living with dementia and their carers are invited to join Alzheimer's Australia NSW and the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery for an informal guide of the current exhibition, followed by light refreshments. Limited spaces. Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, cnr Coff and Duke Sts, Coffs Harbour. For further information and registration, contact: Marg Coutts on 66517101 or email Marg.Coutts@alzheimers.org.au.

MONDAY and tuesday,

MARCH 13 & 14

Myall Lakes 2017 Seniors

Festival Concerts

10am and 2pm

THESE 90-minute concerts are packed with entertainment including: the world's only masked impressionist Peter Kaye, award-winning accordionist Ross Maio and the amazingly talented Leigh Archer, an accomplished singer, dancer and actress. Seating is limited and limited to Myall Lakes resident seniors. Club Forster, 19 Strand St, Forster.

 

* DISCLAIMER: Please note that while every effort is made to ensure accuracy, all events are subject to change and we do not accept responsibility for this.


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