AUSSIE RATPACK: Swing on This combines the talents of Michael Falzon, Luke Kennedy, Matt Lee and Ben Mingay with a nine-piece band, performing swing classic as well as modern reworkings at The Art House Wyong on Saturday, March 30.
AUSSIE RATPACK: Swing on This combines the talents of Michael Falzon, Luke Kennedy, Matt Lee and Ben Mingay with a nine-piece band, performing swing classic as well as modern reworkings at The Art House Wyong on Saturday, March 30.

What's on: Central Coast


A GRAND View: The Woy Woy Photographs of George Murphy exhibit is on at Umina Beach Library until Friday, April 5. Born in Woy Woy, George was the son of one of Woy Woy's earliest settlers, Andrew Murphy, and captured the era through a wide range of local events, landmarks and family gatherings, mostly from 1910-1930.

For details, phone 02 4304 7333.


FAIR Day for Creatives at The Maker's Studio in East Gosford is a chance to check out demonstrations of crafts, a fashion parade, and try your hand at a couple of activities. The precinct open day is on Saturday, March 30 from 10am-2pm. It's the third year that the Handweavers, Spinners and Textile Guild, The Makers Studio, Central Coast Potters Society Studio, Gosford City and East Gosford Lions Club, Bonsai Society and Central Coast Family History Society have joined together to share the fun with the community, and display the opportunities open to them. The barbecue will be on and the chocolate wheel spinning, and a range of arts and crafts on sale.

It's all at 8 Russell Drysdale St, East Gosford. Phone 0414 220 855 for details.


IN TRUE Rat Pack style, four of Australia's leading musical stars have united to create Swing on This. As well as performing timeless swing staples like I've Got You Under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon and New York, New York, they have reimagined more modern hits like Wonderwall, Jump and Crazy Little Thing Called Love with a swing feel. The four are Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, Rock of Ages), Luke Kennedy (The Ten Tenors), Matt Lee (We Will Rock You, Grease, Mary Poppins) and Ben Mingay (Wonderland, House of Bond), who team up with a nine-piece band.

It's at The Art House Wyong on Saturday, March 30, with shows at 2pm and 7.30pm. Phone 02 4335 1485.


NORTH Entrance Surf Life Saving Club and Out of the Blue Productions Central Coast have come up with a fundraising event with a difference, focused on appreciating life on, in and near the water on Sunday, March 31. Keynote talks will cover topics including conservation and environmental protection, marine rescue and surf lifesaving, surf culture, the connection to mental health and general wellbeing and the indigenous connection and what it means to be 'salt water people'. There will also be music, art, a smoking ceremony, club tours and panel discussions. It runs from 4-9pm and cost is just $10, with all funds raised going to the club. It is part of the Coast Think - Talks & Ideas event series.

To find out more, phone Monique Hartman on 0410 759 465.


DRIVERS' licences, health and ageing are the focus of a road safety workshop for Central Coast seniors on Tuesday, April 2 at Toukley RSL. While the experience of older drivers is acknowledged, the session will include tips for safer driving, reaction times, licensing at 75 and 85 years, pedestrian safety and getting around when you retire from driving. Morning tea is provided before the session which runs from 10-11am.

Phone 02 4350 5387 to book a seat or for details.


GLENGARA Retirement Village is hosting an open day on Saturday, April 6, with music and entertainment, market stalls and Devonshire tea, a sausage sizzle, classic cars, displays, demonstrations and village tours. There's also fitness and lifestyle advice, bowls and tennis competitions and lots of activities for the littlies.

It's all on from 10am - 2pm at the village at 220 Hansens Rd, Tumbi Umbi. Phone 02 4388 4144.


CENTRAL Coast Council is celebrating World Health Day on Sunday, April 7 with a new event showcasing the healthy living, nutrition, food, wellness and lifestyle on the Central Coast. Central Coast Council's Glenn Cannard said the new event gives the community access to a number of different health, fitness and nutritional experts to inspire them to look after their minds and bodies. There will be five event zones with five different stages, with guest speakers, fitness demonstrations, workshops, activities, information stalls.

The event runs from 10am-4pm along the Gosford Waterfront.


VALLEY Folk is bringing live music to the historic Yarramalong School of Arts Hall again on Saturday, April 13. This year's guests are singer-songwriter Owen Campbell and the multi-award-winning PJ O'Brien Band. This is a boutique volunteer-run all-ages event from 6pm till late.

Tickets ($25 adults) are available on or phone 0405 416 289.


IT WILL be dog-lover heaven at Gosford foreshore from 9.30am-3.30pm on Sunday, April 14. Proposed activities include dog sports demonstrations, best-dressed pet competitions, dog races, trick contests, smartest and cutest dogs. There will also be traders, trainers and market stalls.

Phone Chris Boswell on 0431 167 327.


TONI Childs' Retrospective celebrates the 30-year anniversary of Union at The Art House Wyong on Tuesday, April 23. Toni is renowned for her powerful voice and storytelling. She will perform two hours of hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, the Woman's Boat and Keep the Faith as well as her new music from It's All a Beautiful Noise and Citizens of the Planet.

Tickets $68. Phone 02 4335 1485.

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