GET MOVING: Happy gentle exercise at the Peninsula Leisure Centre.
GET MOVING: Happy gentle exercise at the Peninsula Leisure Centre. Contributed

NSW Seniors Festival: What's on around the Central Coast

WHAT'S on around the Central Coast for NSW Seniors Festival, from March 3-12.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3:

Gentle Exercise

WHEN: 8.30am.

VENUE: Peninsula Leisure Centre. Free.

Spinning Demonstration

WHEN: 10am.

LOCAL spinner Dianne Davis will be running a free spinning demonstration. All are encouraged to attend. Venue: Toukley Library. Free (and morning tea).

Grandma Moses 2016 Selected Artists Show Opening

WHEN: 10-11am.

ENJOY this opportunity to see a selection of works by the artists who won or entered the popular over 50s Grandma Moses Art Competition in 2016. The works may inspire you to enter this year's competition. Bookings essential: 43047065. Free (includes morning tea). The Foyer, Erina Library.

Art Therapy Workshop

WHEN: 10am-noon.

USE tile, shells, old jewellery, buttons or trinkets to create your very own mosaic photo frame. Materials supplied. Bookings essential: 43501580. Free. Venue: Bateau Bay Library.

Accommodation Options for Older Australians

WHEN: 10am-noon.

BOOKINGS essential: 43047555. Free. Venue: Woy Woy Library.

Central Coast Seniors Festival Short Films Session 2017

WHEN: 11am-noon.

FOLLOWING a short talk, enjoy morning tea and watch a series of eight short films, as selected by a representation of the over 50's community. Bookings essential: https://central_coast_ seniors_short_film_ session_2017.eventbrite. com.au. Free. (and morning tea) Venue: The Hub, Erina.

Aqua Fitness

WHEN: 11am.

VENUE: Gosford Pool.

Tai Chi

WHEN: 11.15am.

VENUE: Peninsula Leisure Centre. Free.

Aqua Fitness

WHEN: 12.30pm

VENUE: Peninsula Leisure Centre. Free.

Aged Care Fees and Charges

WHEN: 1.30-3.30pm

VENUE: Woy Woy Library. Bookings essential: 43047555. Free.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, to SATURDAY, MARCH 11:

OPEN House at Port Macquarie Museum. Free entry to our multi-award winning museum during NSW Seniors Festival. Browse the exhibits, learn something new, reflect on the past and be entertained. Groups welcome. Open daily ecept Sundays 9.30am-4.30pm. Free. Port Macquarie Museum, 22 Clarence St, Port Macquarie. Contact: Debbie Sommers - Port Macquarie Museum on (02)65831108 or email pmmuseum@bigpond.com or www.portmuseum.org.au/events.

Cessnock City Seniors Festival 2017

WITH over 40 events and activities there is something for everyone at the Cessnock Seniors Festival. Get moving at aqua aerobics classes, find your mojo at a motivation seminar or visit one of the local open days or concerts. March 3, 9am-2pm; March 18, 10am-2pm.

Cessnock LGA. Free. Contact: Jo Miller from Cessnock City Council on (02)49934258. Email: jo.miller@ cessnock.nsw.gov.au or www.cessnock. nsw.gov.au.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5:

"The Grove" Tea Dance

WHEN: 4-7pm.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. New Vogue, Latin and Modern. Contact: 0410281500. Cost $5 (includes light supper).

MONDAY, MARCH 6:

Fitness

WHEN: 8-9.15am.

TERRIGAL 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free.

Chess

WHEN: 9-11am.

ETTALONG 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Knit and Knatter

WHEN: 9am-noon.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Indoor Bowls

WHEN: 9am-noon.

Venue: Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Bay Audio Hearing Tests

WHEN: 9am-3pm.

BAY Audio Hearing Experts are providing free hearing checks to all seniors during the Seniors Festival 2017. The hearing check will be conducted by specialist staff who will explain the results of your hearing check with you. No appointments are necessary, just turn up on the day. Free. Venue: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre.

High Tea and I.T.

WHEN: 10-11am.

VENUE: Erina Library (includes morning tea).

Cupcake Decorating Class

WHEN: 10am-noon.

VENUE: Gosford Library. Bookings essential: 43047555. Free.

Grandparents' Story Time and morning tea

WHEN: 10.30am.

VENUE: Kariong Library. Free (includes morning tea).

Grandparents' Story Time and morning tea

WHEN: 10.30am.

VENUE: Woy Woy Library. Free (includes morning tea).

Aqua Fitness

WHEN: 12.30pm.

VENUE: Peninsula Leisure Centre. Free.

Table Tennis

WHEN: 1.30-3.30pm.

GOSFORD 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes afternoon tea).

MONDAY, MARCH 6 - FRIDAY, MARCH 10:

"Get Started" Health and Fitness Assessments

VARIOUS times.

Venue: Peninsula Leisure Centre. Part of the Senior Strength Program. Bookings essential: 43258123. Free.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7:

Yoga

WHEN: 8-9am.

VENUE: Terrigal 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free.

Aqua Fitness

WHEN: 8.30am.

VENUE: Gosford Pool. Free.

Toukley Senior Citizens Centre Information Day and light lunch

WHEN: 9am-1pm.

AT TOUKLEY Senior Citizens Centre in the Club Auditorium located at 1 Hargraves St, Toukley. Phone 43965075. Free (includes light lunch/fruit platter). Over 17 tables will be manned from local businesses displaying what is available to our senior community. Interesting talks will be given throughout the day including the Orca Whales, Community Fire Safety, Nutrition and Chronic Disease Management. A great day is planned, so do come along.

Indoor Bowls

WHEN: 9am-noon.

VENUE: Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Darts

WHEN: 9am-noon.

VENUE: Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Indoor Bowls

WHEN: 9.30am-12.30pm.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Long Jetty Senior Citizens Centre Open Day

WHEN: 10am.

VENUE: Long Jetty Senior Citizens Centre. Includes darts, computers, Zumba Gold, Colouring in Company, Tai Chi and a free morning tea. Free.

Stand Up Paddle or Canoeing/Kayaking

WHEN: 10am-noon.

WANTING to try something new? Choose between a two-hour session of Stand Up Paddle (limited numbers) or canoe/kayaking. Avoca Lagoon. Bookings essential: 43623184. Cost $15.

Jewellery Making Workshop

WHEN: 10am-12.30pm.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Kits cost from $3-$12 (includes morning tea).

Grandparents' Story Time and morning tea

WHEN: 10.30am.

VENUE: Umina Library. Free (includes morning tea).

Introduction to iPad Workshop

WHEN: 10.30-11.30am.

VENUE: Kincumber Library. Bookings essential: 43047641. Free.

Understanding your Pension

WHEN: 10.30-11.30am.

VENUE: Woy Woy Library. Bookings essential: 43047555. Free.

Scrabble

WHEN: 1-3.45pm.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes afternoon tea).

Tech Taste Sessions

WHEN: 10am and 1pm.

CURIOUS about computers, iPads and tablets, and what you can do on them? Come along to a presentation and hear about some useful courses - Windows 10, manipulating photos, Office, Word Pad, problem solving, email, internet and creating cards. Free (includes morning tea). Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre.

Aqua Zumba

WHEN: 6.15pm.

VENUE: Gosford Pool. Free.

Yoga

WHEN: 7.30pm.

PENINSULA Leisure Centre. Free.

Dance In

WHEN: 7.30-10.30pm.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. New Vogue, Latin and Modern - includes a lesson and social dance. Contact: 0412493435. Free to all over 50.

Mingara Recreation Club

WHEN: 2.30pm.

MINGARA Celebrates Seniors Week with this free cabaret show! Enjoy an afternoon of cabaret entertainment starring Wayne Cornell with special guests Chris De Havilland (impressionist), Leigh Archer (vocalist) and a five piece band. Doors open 2pm, show starts 2.30pm in the The Show Room. Tickets are free and available from the welcome desk.

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 & 8:

PREMIER'S GALA CONCERTS

THE PREMIER'S Gala Concerts are a popular free event for seniors, produced by the NSW Government. For 34 years, the Premier's Gala Concerts have been delivering high-quality, free Australian variety concerts, featuring Australia's best and upcoming musical theatre and recording artists.

The 2017 Premier's Gala Concerts will be held at the new International Convention Centre Theatre, Darling Harbour. Concert dates and times are: March 7 - 11am and 2.15pm. March 8 - 11am and 2.15pm. Tickets available from participating NSW Ticketek outlets or 1300130613. Online bookings: www.ticketek.com.au/ nswseniorsweek.

2017 EXPO

JOIN US at the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival Expo. It's a free event right next door to the Premiers Gala Concerts so you can enjoy both occasions on the same day. The expo will give you a glimpse into the latest trends and innovations in wellness, health, lifestyle, technology, education, travel and more. With over 50 exhibitors on the day, there will be plenty of giveaways, great show bargains and interactive sessions to inform and inspire you. A NSW Seniors Card or another form of identification is a requirement of entry to the expo. The expo is open to everyone to attend. March 7, 9am-4pm and Marc h8, 9am-4pm. International Convention Centre Sydney, Exhibition Hall 4, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8:

The Art House Central Coast Council Seniors Festival Concert

WHEN: 10am-12.30pm.

PERFORMANCES by Joe Zappia, Encore, Taylah Harrington and Ella Powell. Bookings essential on 43351485. Free (includes morning tea).

Alison Homestead Free Buffet Breakfast

WHEN: 8-10am.

TO CELEBRATE Seniors Week and International Women's Day a free buffet breakfast will be held at Alison Homestead. Listen to some amazing guest speakers talk about their life growing up in the area, while you enjoy breakfast. Afterwards, those wishing to tour the Museum may do so at their leisure. Volunteers will also be available to discuss how you can become involved with the Museum and the on-site Men's Shed. Bookings essential: 43521886 or info@alisonhomestead.com.au. Free.

Green Living Bus Tour

WHEN: 9am-3pm.

PICK up at Central Coast Council Office, Gosford. Learn about council's Water and Waste Management by visiting a number of council facilities. Please wear appropriate walking shoes, and a hat. Bookings essential by March 1: 43258175. Free (includes morning tea and lunch).

Indoor Bowls

WHEN: 9am-noon.

VENUE: Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Indoor Bowls

WHEN: 9.30-11.30am.

TERRIGAL 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free.

Seniors Fair

WHEN: 10am-12.30pm.

VENUE: Umina Library. Free.

Seniors Cricket Match

WHEN: 10am-3.30pm.

AN ENJOYABLE day for both players and spectators. All players and officials must register with Gordon Ives on 43411126 prior to the day. Free. Alan Davidson Oval, Wyoming. Note: venue and time may change at any time due to ground and weather conditions.

Grandparents' Story Time and morning tea

WHEN: 10.30am.

VENUE: Kincumber Library. Free (includes morning tea).

Yoga

WHEN: 10.30am.

VENUE: Peninsula Leisure Centre. Free.

Grandparents' Story Time and morning tea

WHEN: 10.30am.

VENUE: Woy Woy Library. Free (includes morning tea).

Active and Healthy Talk

WHEN: 11.30am-12.30pm.

INFORMATION regarding the Central Coast Local Health District's upcoming courses on the Active and Healthy Group which is a support, education and activity group for older people recovering from depression and/or anxiety. Free. Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre.

Aqua Fitness

WHEN: 12.30pm.

VENUE: Peninsula Leisure Centre. Free.

Scrabble

WHEN: 12.45-3.45pm.

VENUE: Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Line Dancing

WHEN: 1-4pm.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes afternoon tea).

Yoga Nidra for Seniors

WHEN: 2pm.

VENUE: Kincumber Library. Bookings essential: 43047641. Free.

CPR Awareness for Seniors

WHEN: 2pm.

PENINSULA Leisure Centre. Free

Rolling in the clay

WHEN: 12.30-3pm.

INTRODUCTION to the art of ceramics through a series of demonstrations, including wheel throwing, hand building and glazing followed by an opportunity to make your own ceramic pieces under guidance. The afternoon will also include a tour of the Central Coast potters Workshop and an afternoon tea. Bookings: Recommended. Central Coast Potters Workshop, 10A Russell Drysdale St, East Gosford. Free. Contact: Denise Allen - Central Coast Potters Society on (02)43245343 or email deniseallen@westnet.com .au or www.ccpotters.org

THURSDAY, MARCH 9:

Australian Museum

WHEN: 9.30am-5pm.

In celebration of its 190th anniversary, the Australian Museum welcomes Seniors to enjoy free access to the entire Museum and its exhibitions, including Spider - Alive and Deadly and The Scott Sisters. This stimulating day features engaging talks, behind the scenes tours, as well as unique performances and workshops. For more information and to register for tickets, visit www.australianmuseum.net.au/event /seniors-day. Free.

Darts

WHEN: 9-11.30am.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Indoor Bowls

WHEN: 9am-noon.

VENUE: Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Variety Social

WHEN: 10am-1.30pm.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Enjoy entertainment and morning tea with a performance by 'Wild Honey'. Free (includes morning tea).

Terrigal 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre Concert

WHEN: 10am-noon.

PERFORMANCES by Chris Anthony as Klassic Black, and Sheryl Sharky as Elvis. Includes a two course luncheon. Ticket entry only. Tickets available at Terrigal 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre: 43845152. Cost $15 (includes two-course lunch) Session times: 10am, 11am and noon. Terrigal 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre.

One-on-one Session: Introduction to "Find my Past"

VENUE: Kariong Library. Bookings essential: 43258155. Free.

Grandparents' Story Time and morning tea

WHEN: 10.30am.

VENUE: Umina Library. Free (includes morning tea).

Grandparents' Story Time and morning tea

WHEN: 10.30am.

VENUE: Kincumber Library. Free (includes morning tea).

Mahjong

WHEN: 12.30-4pm.

VENUE: Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Seniors Week Photography Competition Presentation Evening

WHEN: 6pm.

VENUE: Kincumber Library. Free.

Aqua Fitness

WHEN: 6.30pm.

VENUE: Gosford Pool. Free.

Seniors' Happy Days

WHEN: 10am-2pm.

Come along and enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch prepared by our cooks. Be entertained by local multicultural dance groups and musicians while you eat. Bookings: Essential. John Gebhardt Centre, 2a Platt St (Ex Bowling Club at the Waratah Park across the Waratah Train Station), Waratah. Wheelchair Accessible Toilets. Cost: $10 pp. Contact: Brittney Hoggs - Ethnic Communities Council of Newcastle & Hunter Region on (02)49608248 or email office@eccnewcastle.org.au or www.eccnewcastle.org.au.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10:

Bay Audio Hearing Tests

WHEN: 9am-3pm.

BAY Audio Hearing Experts are providing free hearing checks to all seniors during the Seniors Festival 2017. The hearing check will be conducted by specialist staff who will explain the results of your hearing check with you. No appointments are necessary, just turn up on the day. Free. Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre.

Indoor Bowls

WHEN: 9.30am-12.30pm.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes morning tea).

Grandparents' Story Time and morning tea

WHEN: 10.30am.

VENUE: Kincumber Library. Free (includes morning tea).

Aqua Fitness

WHEN: 11am.

VENUE: Gosford Pool. Free.

Tai Chi

WHEN: 1-2pm.

VENUE: Terrigal 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free.

Table Tennis

WHEN: 1.30-3.30pm.

VENUE: Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes afternoon tea).

Line Dancing

WHEN: 12.30-4pm

VENUE: Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre. Free (includes afternoon tea).

SUNDAY, MARCH 12:

Round and Round the Garden

WRINKLIES Theatre Company is a new theatrical group intent on performing plays that make you feel good. Their first production is "Round and Round the Garden" which is one of the ingeniously funny trilogy of Alan Ayckbourn. Bookings: 43047550. Cost $10. Gosford Regional Gallery, Edogawa Gardens.

TUESDAY, MARCH 14:

Safety for Seniors

WHEN: 10:30am-12pm.

SENIOR Constable Rachel Scott, from Brisbane Water Command, will be speaking about personal safety in your home, when out and about, as well as how to recognise and avoid scams. Everyone is encouraged to come along. Bookings: 43047065. Free (includes morning tea). Woy Woy Library.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18:

Toukley Senior Citizens BBQ Lunch with Entertainment

WHEN: Noon.

ENJOY a barbecue lunch and raffles, with entertainment by David Lang with his "Neil Diamond Tribute". Tickets available at Toukley Senior Citizens Centre. Phone: 43965075. Cost $12.50 per person. Toukley Senior Citizens Centre.

MONDAY, MARCH 20:

Years Ahead Driver Program

WHEN: 10-11am.

A REPRESENTATIVE from the NRMA will talk about pedestrian and driver safety for seniors. Contact: 43047222. Free. Ettalong 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23:

Eastern Suburbs of Sydney Bus Trip

WHEN: 8.30am-4.30pm.

DEPARTS outside Terrigal Sands, Duffy Rd, Terrigal at 8:30am sharp. Enjoy morning tea at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then: Bondi Junction, North Randwick, Maroubra and Double Bay. Explore Sydney's well known beaches - Bondi, Bronte and Coogee. Drive through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and then onto Rushcutters Bay, Darling Point, Double Bay, Point Piper, Rose Bay and Vaucluse. Stop at Watsons Bay to visit The Gap, then continue to Dover Heights, Bronte, Clovelly, Randwick and Kensington. Stop for lunch at The Juniors Kingsford, then head home through the city, across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Bookings essential: 43845152. Cost $56 (incl. 2 course lunch at Juniors Kingsford and luxury travel with commentary). Terrigal 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre.

 

CESSNOCK AREA

FRIDAY, MARCH 3:

Tai Chi

WHEN: 10am-noon.

THE longevity exercise. Morning tea available after class. Class run by Cessnock City U3A at the Northend Hall, Church St, Cessnock. Free. Contact: 49907943.

Come and try Croquet

WHEN: 10am-noon.

JOIN us for a fun filled morning. Croquet equipment and instruction supplied. Morning tea provided. Bookings Essential. Cessnock Croquet Club, Calvary Retirement Community Grounds. Free. Contact: 49905640 or 49904622.

The Weatherman

WHEN: 10-11am.

GAVIN Morris is recognisable as the NBN weatherman, and has twice climbed Africa's highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, for charity. Gavin will speak at Kurri Kurri Library about his life and adventures. Morning tea is included. Kurri Kurri Library. Free. Contact: 49371638.

Elders Afternoon Tea

WHEN: 2-3.30pm.

BLACK Creek Aboriginal Corporation invites you to attend our afternoon tea to celebrate Seniors Week. Everyone is welcome. Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Free. Contact: 0422574972.

Kurri Kurri Historical Photo Exhibition

WHEN: 9-11am Sat; 9am-7pm Tue; 9am-5pm Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri.

A FASCINATING collection of historical photos of the local area from the Tidy Towns Heritage Collection. This exhibition will run throughout Seniors Festival. Kurri Kurri Library. Free. Contact: 49372603.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5:

Sir Edgeworth David Museum

WHEN: 11am-4pm.

TRAVEL back in time at this marvellous local history museum, depicting all aspects of life in the Hunter. The museum also hosts the largest local history library in the Hunter Valley. Biscuits, tea and coffee available on request. Kurri Kurri High School Grounds Deakin St. Free. Contact: 49374418.

MONDAY, MARCH 6:

Aqua Aerobics

WHEN: 9.30am session, 10.30am session.

A FUN and easy way to shape up and improve your overall health. Suitable for all levels of fitness and swimming ability. All you need is your swimmers and a smile! There will be two sessions, each running for 1 hour. Kurri Kurri Aquatic Centre Free with Seniors Card. Contact: 49371362.

Cessnock Men's Shed and Community Garden

WHEN: 9.30am-2pm.

COME and visit us at our Open Day! There will be woodworking, metal working and horticultural activities. Pizza from 10am to 1pm. Call us if directions are needed. Calvary Retirement Community Grounds. Gold coin donation for pizza. Contact: 49901198.

Introduction to the Internet

WANT to learn to surf? Come along to this (very) basic internet class, where you can watch, learn and ask as many questions as you like. Sessions will be held at Kurri Kurri and Cessnock Libraries. 10-11am - Kurri Kurri Library - phone 49371638. 2-3pm at the Cessnock Library. Phone 49934399. Free.

Petanque

WHEN: 10.30am.

FUNNY name, great game! Come and try a game enjoyed by people all over the world. Easy to learn and no experience needed. Morning tea available. Run by Cessnock City U3A. Potters Brewery, Wine Country Dr, Nulkaba. Free. Phone: 49907943.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7:

Newcastle Museum Outreach - Toys!

WHEN: 10am-noon.

DID you have a favourite toy or game you played when you were young? Share your stories and memories with toys and games from the Museum's handling collection. Everyone welcome, if you still have any of your treasured toys, bring them along! They'd love to be shown to everyone. Calvary Retirement Community Grounds. Free. Contact: Kristin Smith on 49939000.

Writing Workshop

Join author Keith Whelan as he guides you through the creative writing process. Sessions will be held at Kurri Kurri and Cessnock Libraries. 10am-2pm at Kurri Kurri Library. Phone 49371638. 2-4pm at Cessnock Library. Phone 49934399. Free.

Walking Basketball

WHEN: 10am-noon.

Get active! Come and try this great new sport, a gentle, walking pace version of the fast and furious game we all know! All equipment supplied, and no previous experience needed. Soft soled shoes preferred. Cessnock Toyota Stadium, 101 Mt View Rd. Free. Contact: 49901295.

Seniors Choir Concert

WHEN: 10.30-11.30am.

A wonderful musical morning! Our program includes selections from two all-time favourite musicals, 'My Fair Lady' and 'Carousel'. Come and enjoy! Morning tea will be provided by the Samaritans. Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Free. Contact: 49907134.

Cessnock Gem and Mineral Club

WHEN: 1-4pm.

Join us for a creative afternoon! Hands on workshops and demonstrations of stonework, opal carving, faceting, jewellery making, chain maile, polymer and epoxy clay and lost wax casting. Devonshire tea provided. Cessnock Gem Clubhouse, Stephen St, Cessnock. Free. Contact: 0407781371.

Young at Art

WHEN: 4-5.30pm.

THE Cessnock Regional Art Gallery's junior art class invites you to a fun and creative afternoon at the easel. All art supplies supplied. Afternoon tea available. Cessnock Regional Art Gallery. Free. Contact: 49916619.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8:

Kurri Kurri Men's Shed Open Day

WHEN: 9.30am-1.30pm.

COME and see the fantastic projects happening at the shed, and find out how to get involved. Projects and equipment on display. Morning tea available. Men's Shed behind Kurri Kurri Community Centre, Lang St. Free. Contact: 49372742.

Aqua Aerobics

WHEN: 9.30am session, 10.30am session.

JOIN us in the pool for a wonderful workout! All you need is your swimmers and a smile! There will be two sessions, each running for one hour. Kurri Kurri Aquatic Centre. Free with Seniors Card. Contact: 49371362.

Computer Coding

WHEN: 10-11am.

WANT to learn to talk to computers? A hands-on introduction to coding, the language of computer programming. Learn to write simple code that is turned into programs and animation. Cessnock Library. Free. Contact: 49934399.

Sing-A-Long

WHEN: 10.30am-1.30pm.

JOIN us for an old fashioned sing-a-long! Old time favourites from the 40s to the 70s. Light lunch provided. Please RSVP by March 7 for catering purposes. Black Hill Uniting Church, Black Hill. Cost $5. Contact: 0457111984.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9:

Uniting Church Art Group

WHEN: 9am-1pm.

EVER wanted to try your hand at watercolours or acrylics? This friendly, relaxed group of like-minded people welcome you to come and discover your artistic side. Morning tea provided and artworks available for sale. Uniting Church Hall, Cumberland St, Cessnock. Free. Contact: 49380273.

Ukulele Lessons

WHEN: 10-11am.

DISCOVER the joys of the ukulele at this introductory hands-on workshop, run by the Hope Valley Creative Academy. There will be a limited number of ukuleles available to borrow on the day, or bring along your own. 10-11am at Kurri Kurri Library. Contact: 49371638. 1-2pm at Cessnock Library. Contact: 49934399. Free.

Aqua Aerobics

WHEN: 9.30am session and 10.30am session.

TONE up and have a laugh with this fun low impact excerise. All you need is a your swimmers and a smile! There will be two sessions, each running for one hour. Kurri Kurri Aquatic Centre. FREE with Seniors Card. Contact: 49371362.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10:

Hope Valley Church Morning Tea

WHEN: 10am.

COME and join us for a scrumptious morning tea in the Front Room at Hope Valley Church. Here at Hope Valley we would love to honour and serve the seniors of our town. Entertainment by Ronald Jackson. 169 Vincent St, Cessnock. Cost: $5 Contact: 49911603.

Richmond Vale Railway Museum

WHEN: 10am-2pm.

COME and meet the volunteers at the Railway and Mining Museum, see our maintenance and preservation projects, and find out how to get involved. Refreshments will be available. 262 Leggetts Dr, Kurri Kurri. Free. Contact: 40010197.

Tai Chi

WHEN: 10am-noon.

COME and try a session of this ancient healing art, a moving meditation that helps improve physical and emotional well-being. Morning tea available after class. Class run by Cessnock City U3A. Northend Hall, Church St, Cessnock. Free. Contact: 49907943.

Old Brush Studio

WHEN: 10am-2pm.

JOIN us for a wonderful morning of music and bush poetry in this magical bushland setting. Please bring a hat, water and wear shoes suitable for walking. If you are driving yourself to the studios please bring a blanket or fold up chair. A barbecue lunch will be provided by the Cessnock Lions Club. Bookings essential. Old Brush Studio, 187 Lieberts Lane, Brunkerville. Free. Contact: 49934258. In the event of wet weather the event will be postponed. If this occurs, phone 49934258.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

Seniors EXPO and Vintage Car Display

WHEN: 10am-2pm.

A GREAT opportunity to talk to local services, agencies and organisations. Find information, ideas and inspiration for ageing well. Information stalls and food available. A collection of Vintage cars will also be on display. Calvary Retirement Community Grounds. Free. Contact: Kristin Smith on 49939000.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12:

Sir Edgeworth David Museum

WHEN: 11am-4pm.

COME and visit for a tour and a chat. The museum houses a fascinating collection of displays, photos, objects and library depicting all aspects of life in the Hunter. Biscuits, tea and coffee available on request. Kurri Kurri High School Grounds, Deakin St. Free. Contact: 49374418.

TUESDAY, MARCH 14:

CPAC Concert

JOIN us at CPAC for a free concert. Sure to be a festival highlight. Please contact CPAC for concert details or visit www. cessnockperformingarts.com.au to find the most up to date information. Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Free. Contact: 49907134.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18:

Rugby League

WHEN: Noon.

A GREAT afternoon of football hosted by the Cessnock Goannas. Country Rugby League U16 and U18 championships, Rd3 Newcastle Rebels v Central Coast, Rd6 Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters, U16 Harold Matthews and U18 SG Ball. Cessnock Toyota Stadium Free with Seniors Card. Contact: 49904990.

Cessnock Harmony Day

WHEN: 10am-2pm.

CELEBRATE diversity and inclusion! A fabulous day of music, dance, performance and community. Stalls, children's activities, food and more. TAFE Park. Free. Contact: 49934258.

* 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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Man in iconic 9/11 photo dies from virus

Man in iconic 9/11 photo dies from virus

This man miraculously survived the 9/11 terror attacks

‘Not good enough’: Lisa slams royal family

‘Not good enough’: Lisa slams royal family

'... it is now up to the palace to push for Andrew to front up'