Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard will host its heritage open day on April 6, 2019.
There will be a variety of stalls incorporating craft demonstrations, community and historical displays, sweets, craft, art, flowers, books by local authors, a vintage machinery display by Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club, FM Wauchope Community Radio and the Mid North Coast Astronomy and Science Centre.
Devonshire teas, tasty BBQ, volunteer led homestead and grounds tours and an opportunity to taste our unique wines will compliment the day.
There is a huge array of entertainment on show, including the Sing Australia choir.
This group commenced in 2002 with only 12 members and has now grown to over 100. It meets every Monday night and is well known for providing entertainment to nursing homes, retirements villages, community events, social clubs and charity events.
In recent years Sing Australia has proven to be so popular that two further groups have been established, the first in Wauchope and a second, day time group in Port Macquarie.
Khristina Joy and the Z Chords are a group of enthusiastic and talented singers and ukulele players who are keen to share their love of music and performance with their audiences.
Team Zumba Kristan is an energetic and entertaining performance organised by Krista Gilen.
Krista is a licensed Zumba and an international acclaimed swing dance teacher. Her career started over 35 years ago. Krista teaches a variety of Zumba to an amazing selection of students.
Five Shades of Grey formed in 2017. All five members are retired high school teachers, who worked together at various stages of their careers. This group has been performing at numerous venues including the North Entrance Surf Club.
Returning to Douglas Vale after a few years absence we have the Hastings District Highland Pipe Band. This band was first formed in 1969 and it has been entertaining Hastings residents for fifty years, playing Scottish pipe band music.
The band meets for practice at St Joseph’s Primary School at 6pm except on the first Monday of the month during daylight saving when it meets on Town Green and plays for the public.
Other regular performers at Douglas Vale are Susan Ashton and Tom McIlveen who are known as Spiral Time. This entertaining duo offer a diverse mix of timeless hits for the 60’s and 70’s in folk, rock and pop music.
The final performers on the day’s program will be the Port Macquarie Bush Poets who will entertain you with their wonderful selection of bush poetry.
This talented group of dedicated poets meet on the second and fourth Sundays of the month for 1pm until 4pm at the Seniors Citizens’ Hall in Munster Street, Port Macquarie.
Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard heritage open day is on Saturday April 6, from 9.30am until 2.30pm. It is a gold coin donation event.
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