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For the week 22 to 28 May, 2017


Monday 22 May, 2017

Bunker Cartoon Gallery
Bald Archy Art Prize Exhibition
The popular Bald Archy Exhibition is returning to the Bunker Cartoon Gallery on Friday 19th of May and will run until
Sunday 11th of June.
The Bald Archy Prize is a spoof on the more serious Archibald Prize and calls for comic and satiric portraits of Australian celebrities, politicians, sports people and other personalities.
The Bunker Cartoon gallery is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.
Entry is $5 (adults); Free for children under 16.
For further information please call 6651 7343
Monday 22nd May to Sunday 11th June, 2017


Showground Gallery
1770 Encounter: Differing Perspectives
The Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group latest exhibition will open on Friday 19th of May at the Showground Gallery and run until Tuesday 20th of June.
The exhibition reflects the East Coast Encounter exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, and offers differing perspectives on the impact of the arrival of Captain James Cook and the colonisation of Terra Australis.
Entry is free.
Monday 22nd May to Tuesday 20th June, 2017


Coffs Harbour City Council
MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan
Coffs Harbour City Council is seeking feedback on its draft MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan which is on display for public comment from Monday 1st of May to Monday 29th May.
The plan sets out goals and priorities for the city for the next 10 years and beyond.
It centres on four themes: Community Wellbeing, Community Prosperity, A Place for Community and Sustainable Community Leadership. Coffs Harbour City Council is also seeking feedback on its the Draft 2017-2021 Delivery Program, Draft Operational Plan, Draft Delivery Program Budgets and Draft Fees and Charges. All of the draft documents, display locations of printed copies, and details on how to lodge a submission can found on Council's website
Submissions close at 5pm on Monday, 29 May 2017.
Monday 22nd May to 29th May, 2017


Coffs Harbour City Council
Jetty4Shores Photographic Competition
Coffs Harbour City Council is inviting members of the community to submit photographic images that reflect our local marine and coastal environment. Two winning images will be chosen and will be incorporated into two new prominent water stations at the Jetty Foreshores - one situated in the new plaza area and the other in the market/picnic area.
The competition closes on June 24th.
To find out more, including details of how to enter, visit the Council website and search for Jetty4Shores Photography Competition.
Submissions close at 5pm on Monday, 29 May 2017.
Monday 22nd May to 29th May, 2017


Beach Street and Younger Lane, Woolgoolga
Creating a Walkable Woolgoolga
Do you want to know what the future plans for Woolgoolga are ?
The draft Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 17th of May until
Friday 16th June.
According to Council, the overwhelming message from the community is that they want to enhance the existing green village characteristics of Woolgoolga with new features to improve the vitality of the town at street level.
A pop-up information booth on the Corner of Beach Street and Younger Lane, will be open on Wednesday 17th May, from 9am to 2pm, for members of the public to talk to Council staff about the plan.
For further information, visit the Council website.
Monday 22nd May to Friday 16th June, 2017


Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
Coffs Harbour Breast Cancer Buddies will be hosting Australia's Biggest Morning Tea at the Botanic Garden on Tuesday, 23rd of May from 10am to 11.30 am.
Come along for a cuppa - plus tasty treats to eat !
There will also be raffle prizes and lucky door gifts! All funds raised will support Cancer Council programs.
For further information please phone Margaret on 6658 407
Tuesday 23rd May, 2017


Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
East Coast Encounter
The East Coast Encounter exhibition is currently on at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and will run until Saturday,
17th of June.
The exhibition is a multi-arts initiate involving Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, writers and songwriters, who re-imagine the encounter by Lt James Cook and his crew, with Aboriginal people, in 1770. The exhibition of paintings, photographs, videos and three dimensional works re-envisages this time in history by exploring moments of contact between two very different worlds.
Developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast as part of the Australian National Maritime Museum Collection, the exhibition seeks to promote dialogue and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
For further information please phone: 6648 4863
The Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am - 4pm.
Tuesday 23rd May to Saturday 17th of June, 2017


Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
Not So Solitary Exhibition
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum is opening a new exhibition on Thursday, 18th of May called Not So Solitary, which will run until Saturday, 24th of June.
The exhibition features poetry, music and linocuts inspired by memories of the place now known as the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Together with historical photographs and artefacts, this exhibition draws on an extensive oral history project by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, as well as Aboriginal knowledge holders, commercial and recreational fishers, tourism operators, divers, marine scientists, surfers and more.
The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 4pm. For further information visit the Museum website.
Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 24th June, 2017


Friday 26 May, 2017

Taloumbi Gardens
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
Local seniors are invited to join residents of Taloumbi Gardens on Friday, 26th of May from 2pm to 4pm for Australia's
Biggest Morning Tea.
The afternoon will include delicious food, great company, and a host of fundraising activities including lucky door prizes, and a hamper raffle. All money raised will go to the Cancer Council to support research, prevention and support services for cancer patients.
For enquiries and to RSVP please phone Sandra on 6650 0982.
Taloumbi Gardens is located 94 Taloumbi Rd, Coffs Harbour.
Friday 26th May, 2017


Jetty Theatre
Sydney Writers Festival Live & Local
Headline sessions from the Sydney Writers' Festival, will be streamed live to the Jetty Theatre on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, and Sunday 28th of May, at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.
Come along and be stimulated by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world's finest authors to Coffs Harbour in real time.
The sessions will cover: family history and memoir; the story of a Sudanese child soldier who became a lawyer and NSW Australian of the Year; Shakespeare & 1606 – the troubled times that inspired the great bard; race in today's literature; and feminist writing. Attendees will be able to participate in Q&A sessions, with questions sent directly to the Sydney stage.
Cost: $5 per session; or $25 for all 7 sessions.
For a full programme and ticketing information visit the Jetty Theatre website or phone 6652 8088.
Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May, 2017


Saturday 27 May, 2017

Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden
Botanic Garden Workshops
The Botanic Garden will be holding 3 workshops on Saturday, 27th of May.

They are:
Identifying Local Trees – 9.30am to 11.30am Cost - $3

Beginners Bonsai – 11am to 12pm – Cost $10
For bookings please phone 6648 4188

Botanic Art with Margaret Hodgson – 10am to 2pm – Cost $70
For bookings please phone 6648 4896

Saturday 27th May, 2017


Norm Jordan Pavilion, Coffs Harbour Showground
Annual Collectors Fair
Coffs Harbour Collectors' Club will be holding its annual Collectors Fair on Saturday 27th and Sunday, 28th of May at the Norm Jordan Pavilion, Coffs Harbour Showground.
There will be thousands of collectables for sale, plus lots of fascinating collections including everything from bottles, electric jugs, tools, playing cards and buttons, to ornamentals, cameras, china, dolls, pottery and glass.
There will also be a 1960s retro fashion display, vintage cars, and Men's Shed display. Delicious home made light refreshments and fantastic lucky door prizes, including a $200 supermarket voucher !
All profits go to local Coffs Harbour charities.
Admission is $5 per person; children under 15 free.
For further information phone Ingrid on 0459 359 646
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May, 2017


Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre, Raleigh
Creative Upcycling Workshop
Would you like to learn how to create sculpture or mosaics from discarded, used materials ?
Then come along to the Creative Upcycling workshop at the Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre in Raleigh during May.
Local artist, Fiona McAulay, will be running a mosaic workshop on Saturday 27th of May.
The cost for the workshop is $60 (concession $30) and you can register at the Midwaste website
The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre is located in Short Cut Road, Raleigh.
For enquiries please phone Wendy Grant on 0422 151 402
Saturday 27th May, 2017


Sunday 28 May, 2017

Growing an Organic Kitchen Garden
2AIR FM's gardening guru, Steve McGrane, will be running a Coffs Ambassadors Tour on Growing An Organic Kitchen Garden on Sunday 28th of May, from 10am to 1pm in Korora.
You will learn how to grow organically sustainable food in your own backyard during this hands-on workshop that will cover: sustainable design, treatment of soil, plant selection, pruning, pest management, making a no dig productive patch, making cuttings, and saving seed to save you money.
The workshop is free but bookings must be made by phoning 6648 4990 or book online at the Our Living Coast website.
Sunday 28th May, 2017


Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden
Botanic Garden Open Day & Plant Fair
The Botanic Garden will be holding an Open Day and Plant Fair on Sunday 28th of May from 9am to 5pm.
The day will include displays of bromeliads and orchids, insect hotel making, people mover tours, an early settlers walk (including billy tea & damper), rusty iron machinery display, plants for sale, BBQ and café food, and all day children's activities.
Please note there is a cost for the insect hotel making activity - $25 or $10 or $5.
For enquiries please phone 6648 4188
Sunday 28th May, 2017




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