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Until 5 September - Exhibition: Dreams, Nightmares and Reality by Glenn Dick Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie www.glasshouse.org.au Ph: 02 6581 8888
Until 17 September - Creative Parents & Bubs Workshops weekly sessions 9.30am Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie www.glasshouse.org.au Ph: 02 6581 8888
Until 7 September Master Artist Series for Tweens 'weekly sessions' 4.00pm Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie www.glasshouse.org.au Ph: 02 6581 8888
September 2: Macleay Valley Veterans Week of Golf. Taking place at various locations across the scenic Macleay Valley Coast, the Macleay Valley Week of Golf is a must-do-tournament on the NSW veteran golfing calendar.
September 4-5: Fred Williams Aquatic Festival, Wallis Lake Forster
September 4: Rebel at the Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree at 7.30pm.
September 4 and 19: Aussie Ark Tour, 10am-12.30pm. Due to Barrington Forest Road closure, Aussie Ark is only accessible via the Scone side of Barrington Tops. Bookings.
September 9-11: Patchwork Treasures. In 2021, Wauchope Quilters' show will take a different form. They are taking their quilts to the streets of Wauchope. Instead of in just one location, the quilts will be displayed outside shops and in a number of venues: halls, churches, the Department Store, to name a few. 9am-4pm.
September 9: Author Talk with Tom Keneally - Online Event 12.30pm Register here
September 9-11: 2021 National Old Mal Titles, Reserve Road, Crascent Head
September 10: XXXX Gold Cup at Tuncurry-Forster Jockey Club from 11.30am
September 10: Todd McKenney - Sings Peter Allen at the Glasshouse Theatre. Guaranteed to give you plenty of laughs, along with all the great hits from Peter Allen and songs from Todd's all-time favourite performers including Bette Midler, Tom Jones, Barry Manilow and more.
September 11: Myall Classic Ultra Marathon Paddling, 6am from Anzac Park Tea Gardens
September 11: Head, Heart Hands "community conversation" webinar with Richa Ekka. Register at events.humanitix.com/community-conversation-mental-health-responses-to-climate-change
September 12: Taste of Seafood, John Wright Park, Tuncurry from 10am
September 12: Afternoon at The Proms at the Manning Entertainment Centre from 2pm
September 15: Author talk with Matt Murphy at 6.30pm Register here
September 21: Paint a mural NAIDOC WEEK at at Wigay Aboriginal Culture Park, located at 58 Sea Street, West Kempsey 12.30-2pm.
September 23: NAIDOC Weaving workshop at Manning Regional Art Gallery from 9am.
September 23: NAIDOC Eco Printing workshop at Manning Regional Art Gallery from 1pm.
September 25: Bright Star - The Sydney Symphony Fellows at Manning Entertainment Centre at 2pm.
September 25: Picnic in the Park at Billabong Park, Gloucester from 10am
September 25: Nourish to Flourish festival at Forster Library 2pm Book
September 26: Self Drive Pacific Palms Art Trail from 9am pacificpalmsartsinc.org.au/artstrail
September 25-26: Hello Koalas Festival and Treasure Hunt. 9am-5pm at various locations across Port Macquarie.
October 2-3: Weekend of Surf Beats festival, 9am-4pm, Forster-Tuncurry main beach
October 3: Great Lakes Food Trail, Bungwahl Hall and other venues from 9am
October 3: Women's Circle, Forster Yoga Studio 1pm www.forsteryogastudio.com.au/retreats-events
October 9-10: Gardenista 2021 at Comboyne War Memorial Hall and private gardens across the Comboyne plateau. Gardenista is a festival celebrating the rich diversity of Comboyne's creative landscape. Includes demonstrations of botanical art and couture, as well as the famous garden walks in beautiful private gardens spread across the plateau. For more go to www.creativecomboyne.com.au
October 10: Steve Kilbey, live and acoustic at Hello Sailor, Port Macquarie. Playing two of The Church's iconic albums. Tickets available from Hello Sailor.
October 15: Acca Dacca Jailbreak Tour at Club Forster auditorium
October 16: Taree Rotary Club book fair from 7.30am at Taree Showground
October 16: Super Garage Sale - Great Lakes Palliative Care Support Fundraiser from 8am.
October 17: Limestone Permaculture Farm Tour from 9am www.limestonepermaculture.com/upcoming-events
October 17: Hayley Jensen Breakin' Hearts Tour, 7.30pm Laurieton United Services Club, 2 Seymour Street, Laurieton
October 17: Great Lakes Museum Market from 9am
October 21: Gladstone and Smithtown Community Catch-up, 3pm-7pm, Gladstone Hall, 5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone
October 22-Nov 7: Mamma Mia The Musical at Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree
October 23: Tastefest on the Manning from 10am-9pm Queen Elizabeth Park in Taree
October 29-30: Gloucester Show, Gloucester Showground
October 29-31: Lakes Trail Running Festival, Hawks Nest and Seal Rocks www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lakes-trail-festival-tickets-76861876943
October 30:Lakeside Festival, John Wright Park, Tuncurry 9am-8.30pm.
October 30-31: Halloween Dusk to Dawn. Seven kilometre and Dusk to Dawn 12 hour solo and teams runners will brave the forest first, followed by the Moonlight Marathon and Twilight Half Marathon runners. Held in Cairncross State Forest.
November: 2021 Coastline Credit Union Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards. For more go to www.portchamber.com.au/business-awards.
November 6: Icons in Concert at Club Forster from 8pm
November 6: Red Hot Summer Tour. The show features an all-star line-up of Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and Chris Cheney. On the green at waterside Westport Park from 12 noon to 8.30pm.
November 7: Hallidays Point Car Boot Sale from 7am at Hallidays Point Shopping Village
November 9: John William Winging Back Tour, Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree
November 12: Animal Farm at the Manning Entertainment Centre 7.30pm
November 13: Celebration of Swing at Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree 7.30pm
November 14: The Australian Tenors - I Still Call Australia Home at the Manning Entertainment Centre 2pm
November 19-21: The Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show at Wauchope Showground.
November 20: JYP 50 years young at the Manning Entertainment Centre 8pm
November 20: Nitro Circus Live. Witness Nitro's thrill-loving daredevils brave the world's largest jumps as they launch 60 feet into the air. Be there live when they attempt the craziest stunts imaginable on contraptions you never imagined could fly. 4pm-6.30pm at Port Macquarie Regional Stadium.
November 21: Music of the Night at Manning Entertainment Centre 2pm
December 9-12: Festival of the Sun. Festival of the Sun is Port Macquarie's flagship live music event bringing in the summer with some great live Aussie and International bands, tasty markets and three days of camping in the sun next to the beach. Click here for tickets.