BEAUTIFUL MUSIC: Jane Rutter and Peter Cousens will perform in Evening Stars, at The Jetty Theatre in Coffs Harbour.
BEAUTIFUL MUSIC: Jane Rutter and Peter Cousens will perform in Evening Stars, at The Jetty Theatre in Coffs Harbour. Brendan Read

What's on: Mid North Coast


COME along to the series of free group learning sessions, iPads Learning Circle at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library, August 27 from 10am to noon. Join other iPad users to know about various online resources to research your family history. Bring along your own device or borrow one of ours and we will work through all things iPad apps.


WESTEND musical star, Peter Cousens, and legendary flautist Jane Rutter (Chevalieredes Arts et Lettres) join forces to bring a Magical Night of Musical Romance at the Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour on September 21. They will be performing popular classical pieces and romantic songs by some of the world's greatest popular composers including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Massenet, Offenbach, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ravel, Lehar, Lerner and Loewe, Bernstein and more.

The duo takes you on a romantic journey, with best-loved songs from Cousens' starring roles in productions of West Side Story, Camelot, Showboat, Aspects of Love, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables and featuring luscious romantic pieces from Jane's 23 solo albums Phone: 02 6648 4930.


THIS exhibition features new works created by the celebrated Australian artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis during their recent travels through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia. It is on view until September 29 at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery. Entry is free and the gallery is closed Mondays. Ms Sharpe and Mr Ollis create art in response to humanity. During their extensive journeys, they created sketchbooks, drawings and paintings to record conversations and chance meetings with people from all walks of life.


AWARD-winning stage sensation Catherine Alcorn in her hilarious portrayal of Bette Midler in The Divine Miss Bette at the Coffs Harbour Jetty Theatre on when she channels the People's Diva in this thoroughly rapturous performance! September 6, New_South_Wales/Coffs_Harbour/The_Divine_Miss_Bette/79027.


COME along to hear the stories and inspiration behind the artisits works at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery through to September 7. This is a celebration of Aboriginal arts and culture from the Mid North Coast: the Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations that make up the Saltwater Freshwater region. The exhibition includes the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal art award and a display of contemporary cultural objects, plus extensive public programs.


THE Port Macquarie Orchid and Bromeliad Society Inc will hold its Annual Winter Show in August 24-25 at Port Panthers Auditorium. There will be a large display of orchids and bromeliads as well as a display of bonsai plants by the Hastings River Bonsai Group. There will be two commercial orchid vendors and one commercial bromeliad vendor selling plants at the show. In addition to this, members will also have a sales table offering plants for sale that are well acclimatised to the Port Macquarie region.


The Annual Port Macquarie MTB and Trail Running Festival will be held over two day at two different locations in the bush surrounding Port Macquarie. Each day will have both a mountain biking and trail running event. The events will be held Saturday August 31 and September 1 from 10am to 3pm. Day one at Jolly Nose MTB Park.

For information please phone 0401 051 073, or


THE Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club's annual Motorfest will be held on the last weekend in August, 24-25 at Jabour Park Minden Street, South Grafton. The traditional show features vehicles historic, classic and modern along with vintage caravans, vintage tractors, mowers, engines and race cars. A swap meet and for the first time markets will be held over the two days. Entry is by a gold coin donation.


JUMP into the beginning of spring with the St Andy's Markets at 116 Oliver Street, Grafton 6am to 9am on September 7. The markets include a wide variety of stalls with pre-loved books and other goodies including loads of fruit and vegetables, up-cycled goodies and hand-made craft items. Grab a bacon and egg roll at the barbecue or hamburgers, sausage sangers, drinks and Devonshire teas.

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