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For the week 20 to 27 February, 2017


Monday 20 February, 2017

Air Force Cadets Squadron Building, Coffs Harbour
Recruitment Evenings
Do anything exciting over the holidays ?
Would you like to join an exciting youth organisation with a focus on aviation that provides challenging experiences and opportunities ?
If you are 13 to 16 years of age with a keen sense of adventure, leadership qualities and an interest in aviation you need to find out how you can become a member of 331 Squadron, Coffs Harbour Australian Air Force Cadets.
331 Squadron AAFC will be holding four recruiting evenings for potential recruits and their parents during February at their squadron building located at 66 Aviation Drive, Coffs Harbour.
As a member of 331 Squadron, cadets participate in powered flying and gliding activities, abseiling and caving and weekend bivouacs plus the opportunity to attend training and promotion courses at RAAF Bases.
If it's time to put some adventure into your life, attend a recruitment evening with a parent.
The squadron is recruiting this Monday: February 20 at 6.00 to 9.00pm.
To reserve your seat or for more information call Flight Lieutenant (AAFC) Deborah Hoiles on 0488 492 342.
Monday 20th February, 2017 - 6.00 to 9.00pm


Botanic Gardens
Eucalyptus Workshop
Did you know that there are over 700 species of Eucalyptus in the world, and that most occur in Australia ?
And that the Eucalyptus genus include the tallest flowering plants on earth ?
Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare will be holding a workshop on Eucalyptus on Monday 20th of February at the Botanic Gardens from 9.30 am to 1pm, where you’ll learn how to identify eucalyptus as well as lots of fascinating things about the species.
The workshop will be run by local botanist and author, Ross Macleay. A large variety of Eucalypts can be seen at the gardens.
Places are limited to 25 and bookings are essential.
To book, please phone 6651 1308 or book online at the Landcare website.
Monday 20th February, 2017


Coffs Coast
Sign Up for the Big Clean Up
Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday, 5th of March, but there is still time to register to take part and help to keep our local parks, reserves and waterways clean.
This is how it works. Members of the community can register a clean up site at the Cleanup Australia website, and receive a Clean Up Kit in the mail. The Kit takes up to two weeks for delivery, so register your site soon.
The clean up site gets listed on the Clean Up Australia website so other volunteers can find and join your clean up.
Schools and businesses can get involved too. The Schools Clean Up Day is March 3, and the Business Clean Up Day is February 28.
For further information visit the Clean Up Australia Day website.
Monday 20th February, 2017


Bunker Cartoon Gallery
Swamp Exhibition
Swamp is a comic strip created by multi-award winning Australian cartoonist, Gary Clark, first published in 1981 in the Sunshine Coast Daily. The inspiration for the strip was the creeks and lagoons in bushy suburban Brisbane where Clark grew up in the '60s.
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is holding an Exhibition of the iconic Australian comic strip from Friday, 3rd of February to Sunday, 5th of March.
Over 120 works by Gary Clark will be on display, including the popular characters of Ding Duck, Bob The Crayfish, Wart & Mort Frogs, Old Man Croc, Cheese & Chives Rats and the entire cast of The Swamp ! Go along - you'll be swamped with laughter!
Entry is - $3 adult, $2 child under 16, Friendship members & under 5s FREE.
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is open 7 days 10am to 4pm. For enquiries please call 6651 7343.
Monday 20th February to Sunday 5th March, 2017


Woolgoolga Art Gallery
Paper, Canvas and Clay Exhibition
The Woolgoolga Art Gallery is holding an Exhibition of fine works entitled Paper, Canvas and Clay from Friday 3rd February until mid March.
The Woolgoolga Art Gallery, on Turon Parade, is open daily from 10am to 4pm.
For enquiries please phone 6654 1054
Monday 20th February to mid March, 2017


Showground Gallery
All Creatures Great & Small Art Exhibition
The Coffs Harbour Arts Group is holding All Creatures Great & Small, an exhibition showcasing works by its members at the Showground Gallery from Friday, 10th of February to Wednesday, 22nd of March.
Works will include - Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibreart, Oils, Origami, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more.
Entry is free.
The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.
For further information visit the Group's website or phone the Gallery on 6652 2545.
Monday 20th February to Wednesday 22nd of March, 2017


Splash Waterpark - Coffs Jetty Area
Water Park to Make a Splash
The Splash Waterpark is open at the Jetty area for an extended trial period this summer until the 30th of April, 2017.
The inflatable water park is located within the harbour, south of the Jetty structure.
Coffs Harbour Council, as Manager of the Coffs Coast State Park, invites the community to give feedback on the attraction and the location of the water park.
Monday 20th February to Sunday 30th April, 2017


Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Harry Bailey Memorial Library
Internet for Beginners
The Harry Bailey Memorial Library will be holding an Internet for beginners workshop on Tuesday 21st of February from 2pm to 4pm.
The workshop will cover basic hardware, connecting to the Internet, searching & navigating the Internet and being safe online. There will be plenty of handouts and hands on exercises.
This class is strictly limited to 10 people.
To secure your place BOOK ONLINE via the Library website.
Tuesday 21st February, 2017


Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Saltwater Freshwater Arts
The Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance is holding an Exhibition of Aboriginal art at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery until the 25th February.
The exhibition showcases Aboriginal art and culture from the Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations that make up the Saltwater Freshwater region.
Includes the inaugural Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award, contemporary cultural objects, items from the National Aboriginal Design Agency and a historical photographic exhibition Valuing our Past for a New Beginning.
Curated by distinguished Aboriginal curator, writer and activist Djon Mundine OAM.
The Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
Tuesday 21st February to Saturday 25th February 2017


Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Toormina Library
Introduction to cloudLibrary e-books and e-audio
Want to learn how to download an eBook ?
Then come along to the Toormina Library on Wednesday 22nd of February from 11am to 1pm, for an Introduction to cloudLibrary e-books and e-audio.
You'll learn about the newly launched cloudLibrary eLending service that provides both ebooks and eAudiobooks from one app. Bring your device to download the app, follow the steps, and start using the service immediately. Your library card and password are required to access the service.
Cost is Free, but bookings need to be made online via the Library website or phone 6648 4900.
Wednesday 22nd February, 2017


Saturday 25 February, 2017

Coffs Harbour Uniting Church Hall
Coffs Harbour District Family History Society – Beginner’s Workshop
The Coffs Harbour District Family History Society is holding a Beginner's Back to Basics workshop on Saturday 25th of February at the Coffs Harbour Uniting Church Hall from 1:30pm to 4pm.
The workshop will cover the basics of family history research and primary sources.
The workshop is free for members; $5 for non-members. Afternoon tea will be provided.
Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning the Society on 6651 6126 before Wednesday 22nd of February.
Saturday 25th February, 2017


Norm Jordan Pavilion, Coffs Harbour Showground
Travel Expo
Looking for inspiration for your next holiday? Then go along to the Travel Expo at the Norm Jordan Pavilion at the Coffs Harbour Showground on Saturday 25th of February from 10am to 2pm.
There will be presentations and discussion sessions covering river cruises, coach holidays, independent travel, and destinations including Asia, Canada, Alaska and the US, the Greek Islands, and beach holidays. There’ll be something for everyone!
For further information please contact Tracy Dodsworth on 0499 400 114
Saturday 25th February, 2017


Coffs Creek
A History of Coffs Creek Walk
Coffs Ambassadors Tours is holding A History of Coffs Creek Walk on Saturday 25th of February from 10am to 12pm.
Your guide will be 2AIR presenter, Adrian Paul, who will take you back in time to discover why the creek has played a prominent role in Coffs Harbour’s history.
This is a 3km Medium grade walk suitable for people who walk occasionally. The walk is downstream from the Coffs Harbour War Memorial Pool, and you will enjoy picture postcard views of both the mountains and Coffs Creek, which is an important part of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
The walk is free but you need to register by phoning the Coffs Coast Visitor Information Centre on 6648 4990 or book online at the Our Living Coast website.
Saturday 25th February, 2017


Sunday 26 February, 2017

Coffs Regional Community Garden
Coffs Regional Community Garden Tour
Coffs Ambassadors Tours is running a tour of the Coffs Regional Community Garden, in Combine Street, on Sunday 26th of February from 10am to 12pm.
The community garden is a place where the whole family can grow food, learn, relax and meet the resident rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and ducks.
The garden includes a banana circle, a nursery, a fruit forest, a sensory garden, and a wood-fired pizza oven, as well as communal garden beds, garden plots for individuals, and much more.
The tour is free but you need to register by phoning the Coffs Coast Visitor Information Centre on 6648 4990 or book online at the Our Living Coast website.
Sunday 26th February, 2017


C.ex Club, Coffs Harbour
Australian Army Band Variety Show
The Australian Army Band Newcastle and the Royal Australian Artillery Band Brisbane will be performing in a variety show at the C.ex Club in Coffs Harbour on Sunday 26th of February at 11am.
The performance will showcase the talents of the Australian Army's soldier musicians. Proceeds will go to the Sgt Matthew Locke Charity.
Entry is: $10
Sunday 26th February, 2017


Seaview Tavern, Woolgoolga
Taste Woolgoolga Food & Wine Festival
The Taste Woolgoolga Food & Wine Festival will be held at the Seaview Tavern on Sunday 26th of February from 10am to 5pm.
The festival will showcase locally produced delights from Woolgoolga and the Coffs Coast region. There will be tasting plates, samples, wine, beer and cider, as well as cooking demonstrations. The festival will have an international flavour with locally made Indian, Asian, Chinese, Italian, and Australian products. There will also be a children’s play area, entertainment and live music.
Entry is free.
For further information please phone 0400 271 739 or visit the Taste Woolgoolga website.
Sunday 26th February, 2017


Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Harry Bailey Memorial Library
Internet Basics 2 - Email, Scanning & Attachments
Would you like to be more confident using your email account? Then come along to the Harry Bailey Memorial Library on Tuesday 28th of February, from 2pm to 4pm to learn more about your inbox, saving contacts and sending and receiving emails.
The workshop will also cover viewing, downloading, and printing attachments to your emails, including understanding file types, as well as attaching photos and documents to your emails. Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook will be used as examples, followed by a hands-on session with exercises. You need an email account to do the exercises.
The workshop is free, but please visit or phone the library on 6648 4911 to discuss the suitability of this class for your needs.
Tuesday 28th February, 2017



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