THE NUKES: The New Zealand ukulele trio headlines this year's Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival at Diggers at the Entrance from August 24-26.
THE NUKES: The New Zealand ukulele trio headlines this year's Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival at Diggers at the Entrance from August 24-26.

What's On: Central Coast

SEE what's on around the Central Coast to enjoy these coming months.

Winter Flicks

Why sit home when you can enjoy a good old movie with friends ... and make some new ones. On Wednesday, July 25, Tuggerah Library is showing the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford from 2-4pm. As places are limited, bookings are essential. The movies are on each week, with future titles including modern western True Grit with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, and Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. Phone Tuggerah Library on 4350 1560.

Mosaics for Adults

Mixing creation and relaxation, this event on Thursday, July 26 at Toukley Library, sounds interesting. It's your chance to try your hand at mosaics with Kerry, from Jellyfish Art, from 1-3pm, while listening to relaxing music. Grab a friend and give it a go. Book at the library on 4350 1540.

The Blues

Hardy's Bay Club presents The Blues Wranglers on Saturday, July 28. They play blues from Howlin Wolf, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters through to early Fleetwood Mac and ZZ Top. It's on from 7.30-10.30pm and, if you've not been there before, the club is in a great setting, boasting a huge verandah and backing onto natural bushland. Phone 4360 1072.

Health Connection

The Health Connection, on Saturday, July 28 at Kincumber Neigbourhood Centre Precinct, is now in its fifth year and is a free wellbeing event, with entertainment, food and activities for all ages. Health checks available include diabetes testings, hearing checks, spinal checks and podiatry checks, or you might want to try a bit of quiet with natural therapies, yoga, self-improvement options, chiropractic care, meditation or movement class, or listen to one of the expert talks. Go to or phone0416 923 655.

Blues on the Mountain

It's back ... bringing the best in blues and roots music to the heritage Mangrove Mountain on Saturday, August 11. You are invited to dance the night away to Britain's Z-Star Trinity headed by Zee Gachette who has performed at some of the world's biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, and won praise from Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page as "a force of nature", plus multi-award winning soloist, Toby Wells. Phone 0405 416 289 for details.

Rugby League musical

Want to celebrate the NSW State of Origin win in style? This could be for you. Denis Carnahan takes his infamous Rugby League: The Musical out of Sydney for the first time and is playing on Saturday, August 11 at the Entrance Leagues Club. A hybrid stand-up comedy/musical, it takes the audience through the current season, tackling topics such as penalty-gate, Cameron Smith's retirement, Billy Slater's dive and of course, State of Origin. It's from 7pm and tickets are $25. Phone 4334 3233.

Legacy fete

Toukley Torch Bearers for Legacy's annual fete is on Sunday, August 19 at the Toukley 50-plus Leisure and Learning in Pearce St. From 8am-2pm you'll be able to get your hands on cakes, jam, crafts and more, as well as enjoying a performance by a Maori dance group. Proceeds go to Brisbane Water Legacy. Phone Sue on 4976 1404.

Prada's Priscillas

This 90-minute all-male revue features some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert's greatest hits, including I Love the Night Life and I Will Survive. Plus a few surprise hits from some of today's music divas that have inspired drag performances around the world! It's been put together by one of Australia's original Les Girls, Monique Kelly, who was a member from 1973 to 1997, and knows how to make a show. It's on Saturday, August 25 at the Art House Wyong. Phone 4335 1485.

Ukulele and Folk Festival

Organisers are hoping the 7th Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival will be lucky indeed, because no one has to worry about wind and rain, with the whole event held indoors at Diggers at The Entrance. It's also moved to August 24-26, getting it away from school holidays and other festivals. There's the big Friday night Dinner Show ($65), featuring Connor Wink, Shawn O'Friel, Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes, Ben Seymour, Mirrabooka and Kiwi uke trio The Nukes. Then on Saturday from 11.30am-midnight there's acts from across Australia and New Zealand, workshops ($20) with the Nukes, Cameron Murray, and open mic events, as well as stalls, raffles and of course music galore, with a fun fiesta night headed by Mirrabooka. And on Sunday, from 11.30-5pm, young artists and schools present, with more workshops, collectives and entertainment by the Troubadours Central Coast Folk Club. Phone Diggers on 4332 3399, CCUF on 0412 837 008, or go to

Get your balance

Start your week off right and improve your balance, flexibility and strength every Monday at an Active Over-50s class with Sandy at Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre. It's on from 8.45-9.45am. Phone 0407 940 869 or the centre on 4363 1044 to find out more.

Meghan, Harry ‘struggling to cope’ in LA

Meghan, Harry ‘struggling to cope’ in LA

Dream of a blissful new life has quickly turned into a nightmare

Fresh confusion over virus 'detention'

Fresh confusion over virus 'detention'

Thousands of Melbourne public housing residents have been provided with "detention...

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