NATURAL BEAUTY: Get away from it all at the breathtaking Warrah Lookout.
NATURAL BEAUTY: Get away from it all at the breathtaking Warrah Lookout. nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Top 10 things to do on the Central Coast this month

THERE is so much to see and do around the Central Coast region this month. Here are our top picks:

  • 1. IF you've always been fascinated by charcoal, why not learn drawing techniques from a seasoned professional and experienced teacher, Robyn Palmer? She's conducting an art seminar on Tuesday, March 28 at 2.30-3.30pm in Woy Woy Library. Call 43047555.
  • 2. HERE'S one to cross the generations: the Wyong Community Family Fair on Sunday, April 2 from 1-6pm. And the best part is ... it's all free. Free entry, rides, sideshow amusements, even free show bags for kids! The only thing you'll need cash for is to grab food from the vendors and goodies from the market stalls. And for the guys (not to be sexist, but we know ....) there's even a vintage/classic car and bike display! It's all at Wyong Christian Community School, Alison Rd.
  • 3. RELIVE Beatlemania with the tribute show Beatlemania on Tour at Laycock St Community Theatre on Saturday, April 8 from 8-10.30pm. With sold-out shows around the world behind them, these guys have the complete look and sound, with costumes, replica instruments, not to mention those tunes. Tickets are $59 at Laycock St Community Theatre. Call 43233233.
  • 4. QUE sera, sera, but if you miss Melinda Schneider's latest tribute to Doris Day, you'll be kicking yourself. Melinda Does Doris ... Again: the Movie Songs is at the Laycock Community Theatre on Sunday, April 9 from 2-5pm. Cost is $49 adults to hear the music of Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk and more. Call 4323 3233.
  • 5. IT'S an egg-cellent way to celebrate Easter at the annual Patonga Easter Fete from 9am-1pm on Saturday, April 15, with arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles, jewellery and market stalls as well as food delights from local traders. Enjoy Devonshire tea, chew on a sausage as the chocolate wheel spins out the Easter prizes. Money will go towards community projects such as improvements to the Progress Hall. Call Judy on 0418993417.
  • 6. TODD McKenney celebrates the man and the music that made him famous in the Boy From Oz 20 years ago as he Sings Peter Allen at the Laycock Community Theatre from 8pm on Friday, April 21. Tickets are $79. Call 43233233.
  • 7. FEELING literary? Or just historical? As part of the 2017 National Trust Australian Heritage Festival, Brisbane Water Historical Society will host Professor Michael Wilding, author of Wild Bleak Bohemia' at its open day from 11am on Saturday, April 22. Cost $5 adults. Its current exhibition Names Upon a Stone, exploring the life of poet Henry Kendall and how he found friendship, runs until May 31. Call 43252270.
  • 8. I JUST love this one ... UFOs have been seen at Long Jetty Senior Citizen's Club. That's right, UnFinished Objects! If you have unfinished craft or artwork lying around that you've never quite made it back to, or need help with, join Dianne Richards at the UFO group every Tuesday from 9am to noon in the club's lounge. It's just $4, including morning tea. Call 43325522 for details.
  • 9. LOOKING for a quick escape? Head to Brisbane Water National Park for rainforest, coastal escarpments and peaceful inland waterways. Warrah Lookout boasts views across Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River. It's just a 15 minute walk from the carpark, with a little rough ground. Continue on to Pearl Beach for a moderately difficult 5.1km round-trip.
  • 10. OKAY, this one's not until April 29, but you will need to get your tickets well before that to see the iconic Dragon celebrate Countdown's Australian Chartbusters. Step back in time to the Chartbusters of the 1970s and 1980s as Dragon celebrates over 40 years on the Australian and New Zealand music scenes at Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi. Who can forget songs like Rain and Are You Old Enough? Tickets at Outix.

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