BIG PERSONALITY: Mary Coustas, who is best known from her role as Effie.
BIG PERSONALITY: Mary Coustas, who is best known from her role as Effie. Contributed

What's on: Central Coast


YOU loved her in the stage show Wogs Out of Work, and the popular Acropolis Now. Who can forget her novelty hit single with Norman Gunston - Amigos Para Siempre. Effie Stephanidis is a Greek Australian icon - oh and she has Gold Logie..and she is coming LIVE to Mingara Recreation Club with her show Effie "Love Me Tinder". Finding love in this day and age is not easy. Keeping it is much harder.

The urge to swipe left or right or to scratch that seven-year itch (or only seven-months, in Effie's case) is hard to resist even with the greatest of willpowers. Effie holds up a mirror to the complexities of finding love as only she can. Who isn't on Tinder? Friday, November 8 at the Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi. Doors: 8pm, Support: 8.30pm-9pm - to be announced, Effie: 9.30pm-10.30pm.


THE Tuggerah Lakes Art Society is looking for contributors for their Christmas Artisan's Market and Art Expoon December 7 at The Beachcomber Hotel, Toukley.They are looking for stalls, displays and activities to showcase and add life to the day's event. They aim to have a variety of market stalls offering the public a selection of unique and exciting products. Such as:handmade arts and crafts, kids craft activities, locally grown produce, jams, honey, chutneys, nuts, homewares, coffee and pastries, clothing, antiques, accessories, jewellery, nursery plants, ent etc. Applications close November 8.

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COME on Saturday, November 16 at the Wyong Leagues Club, The Showroom - Dinner, dancing, auction, raffles, music from 6.30pm. The event is aimed at raising awareness and funds for Central Coast Kids In Need and SOKS (Save our Kids from Suicide.). Tickets are $80 per head which includes 2 course meal and 2 complimentary drinks (Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks. MC - media personality Sarah King and live music by Jamie Lindsay Band.

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CHROMEFEST is a three-day tribute to classic American autos, hot rods, rock n roll, and rockabilly. The festival features three days of non-stop free entertainment and displays, more than 70 market stalls, dance demonstrations, dance workshops, vintage glamour fashion parade, and a Pinup Doll Competition. It features car displays, street cruises, professional dance displays, and the massive show and shine on Sunday with more than 400 show cars on display. Entrance Central Coast, Marine Parade, The Entrance, Wyong.

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GOSFORD RSL presents a living legend of Aussie Rock n' Roll, Digger Revell, Digger will entertain with his Top Ten Hits, Sixties Classics, Country Ballads and Rockabilly tunes! At the Gosford RSL 26 Central Coast Highway, West Gosford, Gosford, Friday, October 25.


ENJOY a figure drawing workshop with Jocelyn Maughan OAM where students will learn how to get the best from a quick sketch, and develop these skills into slightly longer studies of life models; improve technical skills in the use of pen, pencil, and conté; and understand the benefit of life drawing composition, design, and rhythm.

Jocelyn will do demonstrations on each part of this short course. Students will work with a different models in the morning and afternoon. Students are to bring: conte or graphite crayons, 6b pencils, pens or black biro, kneadable eraser. A3 bond paper. Cost $160 / $150 Gosford Regional Gallery members (lunch provided) on October 26 from 10am to 4pm.

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LEARN to make a unique lamp shade with 3Chooks lampshade maker Anna on October 27, Bring along your choice of fabric for a personal result. You'll make and take home a cylinder lampshade - perfect for a bedside table, desk or table lamp. The workshop includes: 3Chooks Lampshade Kit; access to the tools you need to create your masterpiece and plenty of one on one instruction from Anna. Extra take home supplies available for purchase. To be held a9 Killcare Rd, Killcare, Gosford.

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A HOMAGE concert to Pink Floyd featuring numerous gems from The Wall, Wish You Were Here and Dark Side Of The Moon, showcased by guest vocalists Hugh Wilson (Lenny Kravitz Band), Frank Lakoudis (Bad Moon Born / The Voice), Spencer Jones (The Voice), Jessica Madden and Taya Chani. Led by creative director Joseph Calderazzo (Jenny Morris Band) the all-star band including Ian Tilley (Boom Crash Opera), Paul Najar (Wa wa nee) Bennet Livingston (Lillye), Matt Keegan, Amy Nelson and Claudine Field. Wyong Art House, November 2.

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THE event will be based on their drawcard attractions where locals can participate in all activities such as Dog Demonstrations and Dog Competitions. Proposed activities for the event include dog sports demonstrations, best-dressed pet competitions, dog races competitions, dog trick contest and interactive stalls. The opportunity also exists to raise money for a dog-related charitable organisation such as Various Doggie Rescue. There will grooming demonstrations on the day as well, plus heaps more - Marine Parade, Gosford.

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AFTER months of searching the winners of the Best of the Coast Photography Competition are set to be unveiled at The Entrance Lakehouse on November 6. Since July the search has been on for locals on the Central Coast who could capture the best of the coast; from landscapes, to beach fronts, to its people and beauty.

The best images selected by the panel of judges were printed and are being presented at The Entrance Lake House during the Lakes Festival in November 2019. Opening night will be held November 6 and the Photography display will be open to the public during restaurant hours.


JOIN them on the weekend of November 9 at their new site in and around The Galleria (also known as The Ettalong Markets) at Schnapper Road in Ettalong, for what will be a superb day out for the whole family! The day includes fine wine from their neighbours in the Hunter Valley, craft beer from the local Six String Brewery and food from around the world. There are also over 50 retail stalls to peruse whilst listening to a full program of live, on stage entertainment and, of course, the iconic Oyster Eating Competition with oysters provided by Rockin' Oysters!


DECK the halls, Darlings! Prada's Priscillas are coming to town! Prada Clutch and her Priscillas are bringing to The Art House on November 9 their all-male Christmas revue, with a dash of naughty and a pinch of nice! Flanked by gorgeous men, Australia's six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch and her 'girls', take you on a journey from where it all began with Les Girls in the 60's, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the 90's, and into today with a celebration of the greatest Christmas divas.

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BLUES on the Mountain is bringing one of Australia's favourite festival acts, 19-Twenty, to the heritage hall amongst the gum trees, Mangrove Mountain Hall (circa 1927) November 16. Nineteen-Twenty 1920 have been setting the live music festival scene alight with their high energy blue billy grass rocking shows drawing a huge following at festivals and live music venues around Australia. Food and light refreshments available for purchase on the night, Bring Your Own welcome.

Blues on the Mountain is a boutique, family friendly, not for profit community music event situated in the hinterland of the New South Wales Central Coast just one hour north of Sydney and 25 minutes drive from Gosford or Wyong, Corner Wisemans Ferry and Waratah Road, Mangrove Mountain, Gosford.

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