What's on: Central Coast
FOR a mix of jazz, pop and singalong each Wednesday from 10.30am-12.30pm, go along and enjoy the sounds of Crescendo at Killcare Beach Surf Kiosk. The band has been performing for the past three years overlooking Killcare Beach, so grab yourself some morning tea and enjoy the free music.
FLOAT YOUR BOAT
FROM dusk on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, Lake Macquarie puts on a light show with dozens of boats lighting up the night skies and calm waters in the Float Your Boat regatta.
Boat owners are encouraged to decorate their vessels in lights and themes and take part in a parade around the Lake with $4000 in prizes up for grabs.
The flotilla parades each night start from Marmong Point Marina at 6pm, heading on the first night to Toronto, Coal Point, Fishing Point and Wangi Wangi (9pm), and on the second to Warners Bay, Eleebana and Valentine to Belmont (8.30pm). Spectators are invited to join foreshore celebrations featuring live music, food and entertainment.
Go to lakemac.com.au/ float-your-boat.
ETTALONG FOOD FAIR
As part of the The Galleria's 40th Anniversary Celebrations, join a day of food, wine and entertainment on Saturday, June 29.
This family-friendly day from 10am-4pm will include live music. Established at Ettalong in 1979, with Cinema Paradiso following in 1999, this unique dining precinct has more than 50 boutique shops in its Mediterranean-inspired village atmosphere.
Go to galleriaettalong beach.com.au.
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Central Coast Symphony Orchestra is performing this tribute to Russia on Sunday, June 30. Music comprises Tchaikovsky's The Voyevoda, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite and a special solo by 16-year-old Sebastien Hibbard of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto no.1.
The Year 12 student at Central Coast Grammar School is a Rising Star student at the Sydney Conservatorium and received the William McIlrath Music Scholarship for the past four years. The concert is at 2.30pm at the Performing Arts Centre, Central Coast Grammar School. Cost is $35 Seniors, $40 adults.
Phone 02 4365 8497 or go to symphonycentral coast.com.au.
PHOTOGRAPHY ON SHOW
UNTIL October 30, check out the amazing Art of Ageing digital photography exhibition at Gosford Hospital, featuring Seniors reaping the benefits of leading active and fun-filled lives. The exhibition celebrates and champions the incredible contribution Seniors make every day to their families, their communities and the state.
It's at Gosford Hospital. The exhibition is a NSW Government initiative to challenge people's views on ageing and the experiences of older people. There will also be an Exposure 2019 outdoor photographic exhibition in Gosford's Kibble Park until Sunday 19 July, which showcases the works of 10 amateur and emerging photographers who tell a story through their images.
NAIDOC Week is July 7-14, with this year's powerful theme being Voice. Treaty. Truth.
Coast Community Connections has a NAIDOC Family Day on Tuesday, July 2 from 10am-1pm, with bush tucker and indigenous culture including art, craft, music, and dance. It's free at Peninsula Community Centre, 93 McMasters Road, Woy Woy. Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council has its Annual Family Fun Day on Wednesday, July 10, with rides, barbecue lunch, netball, entertainment, kids' and Elders' activities and more.
It's at Barker Park, Wyong, from 10am-2pm. Go to @Darkinjung on Facebook.
FREE TAI CHI
EVERY Thursday from 10-11am you can get a free dose of tai chi at Memorial Park, The Entrance, thanks to Central Coast Council. Tai chi is a Chinese health system based on slow, gentle low-impact movements, known to improve blood pressure, balance, reduce stress, asthma, arthritis, stimulate the immune system and more. So why not see what it can do for you?
HUNDREDS of books for sale at a book stall at William Street Plaza, Gosford (near Kibble Park) on Friday, July 19 from 8.30am-3pm. Ranging in price from 50c to $2. All proceeds to Children's Medical Research Institute.
WARM your heart at the Central Coast Art Society's colourful Winter Exhibition in the Community Gallery at Gosford Regional Gallery. There's no time to waste, as it's only on from Friday, July 5 to Wednesday, July 10. Members will show off their work in various mediums, gifts will be available for sale, and a pastel by Leeanne Livens will be raffled. Official opening is 6-8pm on July 5 with guest Cr Chris Holstein.
Go to artcentralcoast.asn.au or phone Judith on 0407 448 574 or Fran on 0408 217 869.
WINTER IN THE PARK
Celebrate winter on the Coast in Kibble Pk from Saturday, July 6-20. Winter in the Park is a Central Coast Council-sponsored holiday experience for locals and tourist. Offerings include an igloo village, ice carvings and sculptures, cupcake classes, live entertainment, stage shows, free craft activities, carnival rides and more.
For the full program go to centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/council/winter-park or phone the Events Team on 02 4350 5555.
TERRIGAL ANTIQUE FAIR
HELD just three times per year, the Terrigal Antique and Vintage Fair is on again at Terrigal Scouts Hall over the weekend of July 20-21.There are always new stalls to join the favourites, and a great variety selling authentic vintage wares, quirky retro and kitsch, vintage, collectibles and old coins, Mid-Century, rustic farmyard relics, vintage clothing and accessories, fine china and silverware.
Phone 0410 122 650.