HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR: The stars of Cheek to Cheek, Amy Berrisford and Ross Hannaford.
HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR: The stars of Cheek to Cheek, Amy Berrisford and Ross Hannaford.

What's on: Mid North Coast


CHEEK to Cheek is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the romance, the glamour, the elegance of Hollywood's most iconic song and dance partnerships - the immortal Astaire and Rogers starring Ross Hannaford and Amy Berrisford.

This stunning production features some of the most electric dance sequences conceived for film. Featuring classic songs including the Academy Award winning Night and Day, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, and The Way You Look Tonight. See it at the Glasshouse Port Macquarie, Friday, October 18.


BELL Shakespeare presents one of the best-known romantic comedies in history, Much Ado About Nothing. It is a saucy, razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each while Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare's contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops.

Or is it? - See it at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, September 30 and October 1, phone 02 6581 8888, email info@glasshouse.org.au or go to glasshouse.org.au.


CHATS Productions Inc presents Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the Coffs Harbour Jetty Theatre from October 17 to 27. The October production sees director Dee Tune bring murder and intrigue to the stage with Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap'. Known for being the longest running play in history. The Mousetrap revolves around a group of diverse characters, snowed in at a Guest House in country England with a murder in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.


GET set for an enchanted evening (or afternoon) when Coffs Harbour Musical Comedy present what is often considered by many critics to be among the greatest musicals of the twentieth century, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. South Pacific, which spawned the songs Happy Talk, I'm Gonna Wash That Man and Some Enchanted Evening is a lighthearted musical with serious themes.

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. On from November 8 until December 1.

Phone 02 6648 4930 or go to jettytheatre.com.


TWO days of crafting, creativity and fun, Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6 at Timbertown Resort and Motel Wauchope.

A chance to work on projects as well as having six paper crafting projects to complete over the weekend. Two goody bags and five gifts will be supplied throughout the weekend. Snacks, tea, coffee, and water provided as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Borrow paper crafting supplies such as die cutting, ink pads, punches and stamp sets. There will be a small shop with basic crafting supplies (adhesive, kits, and lucky dips).

Phone 0402 405 464, email stamping@tatiana creative.com.au or go to craftingretreat.com.au.


Woolgoolga Library will be the location for an iPads and Biscuits event on September 25 from 10am to noon. Join with other iPad users to learn about blogs and find blogs on your favourite activities. Subscribe to blogs you like or create your own blog. Bring along a device or borrow one on the day and the instructor will work through all things iPad apps.

For more information phone 02 6648 4900.


ARREBATO Ensemble will play the Coffs Harbour Jetty Theatre on October 6. Featuring dynamic and emotive instrumental music based in contemporary flamenco, with a spectacular visual aspect added by virtuosic dancer Chachy Peñalver. Arrebato Ensemble is Greg Alfonzetti, Damian de Boos-Smith and Byron Mark. The group's music is primarily contemporary flamenco, with elements of classical, jazz, film soundtrack and folk music. Arrebato Ensemble has performed at the Sydney Opera House, regional festivals and at WOMADelaide.


GATE to Plate, a flagship food event showcasing everything the Clarence Valley and River has to offer, will be held noon to 4pm on September 29 at Grafton Showground.

This fundraising event, presented by The Gallery Foundation, is sponsored by Bendigo Bank, South Grafton Branch. From 9am to 2pm there will be the Gate to Plate Food, Farmers and Growers Market. Freshly cooked breakfast and brunch offerings await visitors to this extraordinary fifth Sunday of the month food market in Grafton. Noon-4pm - Bendigo Bank Gate to Plate Long Lunch an unmatched foodie experience reflecting the true character of this food-producing region.


THE Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships, based in Wooli, has been running annually since 1985 and will be held from 9am-3pm, October 6. It is seen as the flagship event in the small coastal town of Wooli NSW and attracts upwards of 3000 visitors to the town each October long weekend. It is seen as a fun event, for all ages, with not just Goanna Pulling, but a range of other events: Tug-o-war, North Coast axemen event, brick carrying races, sprint age races, market stalls, food and beverage stalls, carnival rides and live music.


RIVERSIDE Picnics are designed for people to enjoy a sunset picnic in style along the banks of the Clarence River 4pm-8pm on October 12 at Grafton. There are many vantage points from which to experience a sunset over the majestic river that winds through the Clarence Valley. Picnics are free to attend. Customers may book a limited number of sharing food platters and picnic settings in advance.

These events are fully licensed, featuring a bar serving craft beers and selected wines. Art activities operated by local artists will occupy children. Gentle sunset-flavoured recorded music will be mixed for the occasion.

Go to riversidepicnics.com.au.

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