SHORT FILMS: Desert Dash, an Australian film by Gracie Otto, is one of the films selected for Flickerfest 2019.
SHORT FILMS: Desert Dash, an Australian film by Gracie Otto, is one of the films selected for Flickerfest 2019.

What's on: Coffs and Clarence


TO BE held at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Coffs Harbour on February 19 from 10am-noon, the Piano Forte program is a community education program that deals with the issue of elder financial abuse.

The program consists of a film screening and a panel discussion with legal and community service representatives. Bookings required for catering purposes. For more, phone the Harry Bailey Memorial Library on 02 6648 4900.


AN INVITATION for practising and aspiring artists to engage in a discussion about giving oneself permission to play; to tap into ones creative wellspring at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from 2-4pm on February 23.

The three artists involved will discuss their process-based exhibition with time for questions followed by a short experiential exercise.

The focus of the talk is how working collaboratively can enrich individual creative practice. Refreshments included. Phone 02 6648 4863.


CELEBRATING 28 years, Flickerfest is Australia's leading Academy Award accredited and BAFTA- recognised short film festival, the country's largest Australian and international short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world. It will head to the Jetty Theatre in Coffs Harbour on March 1 from 7.30-9.30pm. Phone 02 6648 4930.


COME see this much-loved stage play on March 13 from 8pm. This funny, heart-warming tale, inspired by the life of writer Tony Briggs' mother is one of Australia's best-loved stories, winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album. It tells of the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval taking place in Australia in the late '60s. Phone 02 6648 4930 .


LIVE old-time radio drama with Michael Veitch back doing what he is loved for - original comedy! Simon Oats joins him on stage as the perfect matinee idol rogue, dashing former Squadron Leader, Tony 'The Ace' Hamilton. Set in a 1940s radio station, with even more drama and shenanigans of the stage than on, we tune in as comedy legend Veitch and handsome young blades Oats brush off their double-breasted dinner suits to transport us back to the days before television, days when radio was king. Sharply written, intelligent comedy that crossed politically correct boundaries but manages to hold the audience by their heart-strings. Head to the Jetty Theatre, March 22 - phone 02 6648 4930.


GRAFTON will play host to Wheelchair Tennis February 23-24 from 8.30am-5pm. This tournament will be a two-day round robin competition for all ages and wheelchair players. They invite you to come and support the Wheelchair Tournament. This tournament will be a free to watch event that supports tennis for all abilities and inspires the next generation.


IT IS the Illuka Rowing Regatta, but they hold it in Grafton, because there is no better place to row than in front of Memorial Park - the river is wide, it's easy access and there are great facilities. The event will be held from 8am to 4pm on March 3 for more information phone 02 6643 0500.


ANOTHER tasty event is headed Grafton's way on March 23 from 4-9pm! Join them for a night of outdoor dining, street food and live entertainment in Turf Street. There will be a variety of food trucks and food stalls to tempt taste buds. Eat Street is licensed, and they will have wine, craft beer and cider to enjoy with foods. Phone 0400 271 739.


GRAFTON Gem Club will host many traders from around NSW and Queensland at the Gem, Crystal and Fossil Show on March 23 from 9am-9pm. From high quality natural gems, crystals, fossils and equipment for sale. The day will feature a great selection of traders. On Saturday night they hold a Cent Auction from 7pm on the grounds. The Grafton Girl Guides will do the barbecue and the Grafton Scouts will do morning and afternoon teas. Phone 0499 344 343 for more details.

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