TIME TO SING: Some of the members of Gosford Community Choir having fun, as well as learning some skills ... no auditions involved.
TIME TO SING: Some of the members of Gosford Community Choir having fun, as well as learning some skills ... no auditions involved.

What's on: Central Coast

TECH SAVVY

IT"S time to embrace technology. There are regular Tech Savvy courses at local libraries, including Toukley Library on January 22: 10am-noon is an introduction to smart phones and from 1-3pm an introduction to tablets.

Smart phone sessions teach you how to navigate with a touch screen, make calls, add contacts, take photos and use apps. Tablet sessions explore navigating the web, the difference between a PC and a tablet, programs, emailing etcetera. If you have a device, bring it along as well as your Apple ID email and passwords. Bookings are essential on 02 4325 8460 or ask at your library.

COMMUNITY CHOIRS

IT'S TIME to get singing again. Research shows that singing is good for your wellbeing, exercising your brain, lungs and improving socialisation ... and besides that it's just fun! Sandy Bigara conducts the PVL Aged Choir in Umina, Gosford and Wyong Community Choirs with a focus on enjoyment and the choirs are open to all skill levels.

Gosford meets at The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Mondays from 7-8pm and Wyong at 8 Rankens Ct on Tuesdays from 6.30-7.45pm. Cost is $10 a week. Phone Sandy on 0422 548 770 or go to sandybigara.com/ communitychoirs. You can also find our June story about Sandy at seniorsnews.com.au.

RECORD FAIR

IF YOU still believe in the greater sound quality of vinyl, the Peninsula Record Fair will have hundreds of pre-loved bargains on Sunday, January 27 from 10am-4pm. Entry is by gold coin donation to charity. It's at Woy Woy Bowling Club. Phone Edmund on 0407 353 874.

SENIOR MOMENTS

THEY are names you all know - John Wood, Benita Collings, Max Gillies and Geoff Harvey and they are having some fun with ageing at The Art House at Wyong on Saturday, February 2.

Senior Moments is an old-fashioned comedy revue with a fresh collection of comic sketches and songs performed by "a cast who are old enough to know better". There are two shows at 2pm and 7.30pm and tickets are $55-$69. Phone 02 4335 1485 to find out more.

GREEN LIVING

THIS workshop called Upcycle Recycle Kitchen Garden will focus on creating a low-waste, low-cost, productive kitchen garden. Participants will learn hands-on propagation, seed-saving techniques, and how to reclaim items destined for landfill and turn them into practical garden items. It's on Wednesday, February 6 from 12-2.30pm. Book at Woy Woy Library or phone 02 4304 7555.

CHAMBER PHILHARMONIA COLOGNE

ONE of Germany's finest ensembles, Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, is performing on Friday, February 8 at the Anglican Christ Church in Gosford. They will perform a diverse program ranging from Antonio Vivaldi and his famous La Tempesta di Mare to J.S. Bach Concerto in D Minor to De Bussy's Claire de Lune, Tchaikovsky and Camille Saint-Saens. The concert is at 8pm and tickets are available from the Music Centre Gosford on 02 4325 4900

LOVE LANES

THE annual Love Lanes Festival from 4-9pm on Saturday, February 9 is into its third year and encourages us all to re-explore the Wyong CBD. The one-day community festival includes music stages, buskers and roving entertainment, circus performances, an art display, food and more across four laneways and the park.

ELVIS FESTIVAL

THANK you very much! It's on again, the Central Coast Elvis Festival is at Davistown RSL across the weekend of February 16-17. Now in its seventh year, the Elvis Tribute Concert on Saturday will feature multi-award-winning Sean Luke Spiteri among others. The show is at 8pm and tickets are $25. On Sunday, there's the Classic Car Show n Shine from 9am and Elvis Idol Karaoke Competition from 12.30pm. Phone 02 4363 0199.

WAR ON WASTE

THE host of the ABC's War on Waste program, Craig Reucassel, will be at The Art House, Wyong on Wednesday, February 20 to inspire residents to reduce household waste. Central Coast Council has organised the event from 6-7pm.

"Working towards more than 45% of domestic waste being diverted from our landfill sites each year is a key deliverable of our first Community Strategic Plan, as is educating the community on practical ways to do this," Mayor Jane Smith said. Bookings are essential at centralcoast.nsw. gov.au/events.

JAMES REYNE

FOR those who know the name, James Reyne is synonymous with Australian Crawl - most notably The Boys Light Up and Reckless. A Crawl to Now is a 90-minute acoustic show featuring songs selected from over 20 of his albums across Aussie Crawl, Company of Strangers and his solo hits.

He will be joined by guitarist Josh Owen. It's on Saturday, February 23 at The Art House Wyong. Cost $60. Phone 02 4335 1485.


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