January 1: New Year's Day races at Port Macquarie racecourse. Gates open at 12 noon.
January 1, 8, 15 and 22: Kids Bingo, 5-15 years only, 6.30pm at Laurieton United Services Club.
January 2-5: Into The Woods Jr, 3pm and 6pm at the Glasshouse.
January 2, 9, 16 and 23: Kids MasterChef for 8-15 year olds. Sushi masterclass at Laurieton United Services Club from 3.30pm.
January 3: Aussie Summer Fair 3pm at Port Macquarie Race Club.
January 3-5: Laurieton Family Fishing competition. Weigh-in on Sunday after 12 noon at back of Laurieton United Services Club. Fish must be caught between 6am on Friday, January 3 and midday on Sunday, January 5. All fish to be gutted and be kept on ice. Entry forms at the LUSC Foyer, The Dunbogan Boat Shed and North Haven Bait & Tackle and with strictly no late entries get in quick.
January 3,10,17 and 24: Aloha Bowls from 5.30pm at Kew Country Club. Must register the day before at www.laurietonclub.com.au.
January 3-11: Rotary Book Sale, 10am at Laurieton United Services Club.
Until January 5: Hastings Valley Fine Art Association Mid North Coast Art Prize at Panthers.
January 6: Nature + Art, 8.30am, Indoor Stadium Port Macquarie. Phone 0427 375 186.
January 7: Pottery, painting, drawing and craft create, 9am-3.30pm at Clay Koala, Merrigal Road, Port Macquarie. Go to www.caykoala.com.au, email to reserve a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 7: Geometric Plant Pots, 10am at Port Central Shopping Centre.
January 7, 14 and 21: Crafternoon - all ages welcome, 3-4pm at the Laurieton Library.
January 7, 14, 21: Free Zine Making for Teens 3pm-4.30pm at Sunset Gallery. Bookings email@example.com.
January 8: Dale Symons author event, 10am, Laurieton Library.
January 8: Jimeoin Ramble On, 8.30pm at Port Macquarie Panthers.
January 9: Dale Symons author event, 10am, Wauchope Library.
January 9: IWA Live Wrestling Summer Meltdown Tour, 7.15pm at Laurieton United Services Club.
January 9: Pottery, Craft , Drawing & Painting, 9am-3.30pm at Clay Koala, Merrigal Road, Port Macquarie. www.claykoala.com.au or email to reserve a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 9: Alcohol Ink Art Workshop, 6pm at Arthouse Industries.
January 9: A Day of Craft, 10am-2pm at Port Central Shopping Centre.
January 10-18: Golden Lure Fishing Competition from Port Macquarie Marina. Contact Phil Baker 0408 320 653.
January 10: Race meeting, 1.15pm at Port Macquarie Race Club.
January 11: Blues Bros Duo, 8pm at Port City Bowling Club.
January 11: Weirdly Awesome Acrylic Pour Workshop, 12.30pm-2.30pm at the Sea Scouts Hall, Port Macquarie.
January 11: Summer art masterclass with Vana Ford, 9.30am at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie.
January 11: Action Reaction Superhero Training - Professional Workshops and Performance. 9am workshop; 10am performance; 10.45am workshop at Port Macquarie Library.
January 11: Never Ending 80s Summer Party, 7.30pm at Laurieton United Services Club.
January 11: Celebrities After Dark, 7.30pm at Club North Haven.
January 11-12: Camden Haven Orchid Show, from 10am at the Laurieton United Services Club.
January 12: Gary "Kingy" King on the pergola, 11am at Bago Vineyards, Wauchope.
January 13-22: Theatre Oz Boot Camps, 8.30am at unit 15/10 Bellbowrie Street, Port Macquarie. Visit theatreozpm.weebly.com.
January 14, 16, 21, 23: Pottery, Painting, Drawing & Craft Create, 9am -12.30pm at Clay Koala, Merrigal Road, Port Macquarie
January 14, 16, 21 and 23: Little Bang Discovery Club - scientific exploration - ages 4-5 year olds (parent must attend with child), 10-11am at Port Macquarie Library. Limited spots - bookings essential via nclibrary.org.au/school-holidays
January 15: Kay Morrison and Elizabeth Kent author event (The Prickly Princess and the Pixies), 10am at the Port Macquarie Library.
January 15: Jake Live Magic Show, 7.30pm at Club North Haven.
January 15: Museum Selfie Day, 9.30am at the Port Macquarie Museum.
January 15: Writing Super Powers - Superhero themed Writing Workshop with author Kaneana May - ages 8-12 year olds, 2pm-3.30pm at the Port Macquarie Library.
January 17: Lennon - Through a Glass Onion, 8pm, The Glasshouse.
January 17: Clay Intersections and Reality in Flames, 6pm, the Glasshouse.
January 18: Mystery Queen Dinner Show, 7.30pm at Club North Haven.
January 18: Traditional. Aboriginal Basket Weaving with a Twist, 12.30pm-3pm at the Sea Scouts Hall, Port Macquarie.
January 22: Lake Cathie Family Fun Day, 10:30am-1pm. Join the Library Van for craft and stories and the Lake Cathie Community Hub.
January 22: Movie afternoon - BYO beanbag or cushion and watch Peter Pan: The Quest for the Neverbook PG, 2pm at the Wauchope Library.
January 23: Seniors Big Day Out, 11am, Cruise Terminal, Clarence Street, Port Macquarie.
January 23: Fabulously Fun Acrylic Pour workshop, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Sea Scouts Hall, Port Macquarie.
January 24: Queen of the North Race Day, 1.20pm at the Port Macquarie Race Club.
January 25: Hottest 100 Hits, Settlers Hotel.
January 25: Morning tea with Frank Ifield, Cruise HQ then cruise on the Port AdVenture 11am, Cruise Terminal, Clarence Street, Port Macquarie.
January 26: AUSTRALIA DAY From 12pm jumping castle, obstacle course, DJ, Aussie games and more at Laurieton United Services Club.
AUSTRALIA DAY: Barefoot Bowls, 4pm at Port City Bowling Club.
AUSTRALIA DAY: Town Green, Port Macquarie - 8am markets, kids activities; 10am entertainment; 10.30am regatta (colour and fun on the Hastings River); 12 midday dog obedience demonstration.
AUSTRALIA DAY: Official awards ceremony starts at 3pm on Town Green, Port Macquarie.
January 27 and 29: Mindful meditation, 4:30pm-5:15pm at Port Macquarie Library.
January 30: Watercolours, charcoals, inks and soft pastels workshop, 12.30pm-2.30pm at the Sea Scouts Hall, Port Macquarie.
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