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* Ricochet - a Beyond Blue Fundraiser Read more
* Fairhaven Services; Point Clare Op Shop - Best little op shop on the Coast! Read More
* Coast Shelter will assume the administration and management of all homeless refuges on the Central Coast Read More
* The end of an amazing and wonderful era - Lizottes Kincumber to close Read More
* Notes from our Local Councils; Chemical Cleanouts Read More
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* Janet Seidel Trio Residency at Kincumber From Sunday 8th February Read More
* Symphony In The Park Sunday 1st March 2015
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* Wyong Shire Council’s DrumFEST 2015 Sunday 1st March 2015
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* Mrs.Brown’s Boys Show Saturday 7th March 2015
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* Toni Childs at Lizottes 7th March
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* Central Coast’s First Annual International Women’s Day Expo Saturday 7th March 2015
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* Miss Muddy is coming to the Central Coast Sunday 8th March
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* Lianna Rose 'Travellers' Album Launch Wednesday 11th March
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* Dustin Thomas + special guest Chad Wilkins Friday 13th March
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* Homegrown Acoustic Awards support local talent Saturday 14th March
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* Anne Frank – A History for Today - International exhibition on show at Tuggerah 9th Feb to 16th March
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* Spotlight on Seniors with Free Concert Wednesday 18th March
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* Coastal Blues Saturday 21st March
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* Wyong Drama Group presents The Cemetary Club 12th to 21st March
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* Black Dog Ride 2015 Central Coast Sunday 22nd March
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* Carmen Sunday 22nd March
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* Contemporary Aboriginal Art Exhibition - Bobbie P Gallery 12th - 26th March
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* 10 year anniversary of Opera in the Arboretum Saturday 28th March
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* The Rotary Club of Terrigal giant Book Sale 27th to 29th March 2015
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Whats On Central Coast Support Original Music image Whats On Central Coast Logo Button imageWHATS IN A NAME PART 2:
As a follow on from the first in the series of protecting your name; part 2 deals with the pitfalls within the industry itself to give adequate support to our original musicians nurturing their craft.

To run a household you need income; to run a business you need work to get income to keep the business going; obviously. So how can it be that original musicians have to resort to using different names or even worse NOT promoting cover gigs to fund their craft for fear of damaging their reputation – there is something really wrong with this picture!

Read the full blog on the Whats On Blog Page >>>

Lizottes stage - whatsoncentralcoast imageWhats On Logo button image THE LIZOTTES ERA:
Possibly the most highly regarded and recognisable stage on the Central Coast will no longer be under the amazing direction of Brian and Jo Lizotte from April 2015

Whats On Central Coast has been with Brian and Jo since the beginning of the Kincumber move and I know the Coast will miss this wonderful and caring, musical family’s direction and dedication to the local music scene. They won’t be going far – you can still pop into the Lambton venue and say hello… Here is the press release:

For the past several months, since announcing the venues were being placed on the market to be sold, Brian & Jo Lizotte's have been inundated with requests and opportunities for Lizotte's to remain in the market place, both in our current form and in other amazing and established venues in the area, such is the respect and recognition for the Lizotte’s brand and success. The lifestyle card kept calling which has prompted Brian and Jo to make this decision on their personal and professional future.

After much deliberation Brian & Jo Lizotte have made the decision to close the Kincumber and Dee Why Lizotte's venues in mid 2015, unless the venue are sold prior to those dates.

Brian Lizotte said "With the loss of my Dad early this year, who was passionate about his music, it just brings home that it's a gift to be doing something you are passionate about for a living but there needs to be a work/family balance. This decision comes down to us finding that balance".

It's that passion that also means Brian and Jo can not step away altogether. The happy medium in this case means the closure of both Kincumber and Dee Why and a renewed focus on their flagship venue in Lambton. The gorgeous 104 year old theatre will be removed from the market and remain in Brian and Jo's loving hands. From day one, Newcastle crowds welcomed us with open arms and we have always been thankful that we were so warmly embraced.

"It’s not with a heavy-heart that either Jo or I have made this decision to simplify our lives , in fact, it’s extremely exciting for us to be embarking on the next chapter. Putting renewed energy and focus on the Lizotte’s brand in Newcastle with new customer experiences such as table-side cooking and unique events for and by the local community" says Brian. With exciting new partnerships, projects and amazing acts to be announced before Christmas, we are thrilled to be immersing ourselves in Newcastle and bringing and even more dynamic experience to our patrons.

In true Lizotte's fashion we plan to go out in style. We have the most amazing acts booked and ready to be announced during the next six months and the last week we are planning to blow the roof of the joint. Just some of the great acts currently on sale are include Diesel, Josh Pyke, The Kransky Sisters, Dragon, Darren Percival, Ian Moss, Ross Wilson, 1927, The Black Sorrows, Dave Faulkner and Sarah McLeod. Keep an eye on Lizotte's website and facebook for details.

We want to thank all of our incredibly loyal customers of the Central Coast Cubby House and Dee Why Ballroom for their wonderful support of Fine food and live music. Hopefully we will see some of that great customer base up in Newcastle from the second half of 2015.

The original cubby-house in Kincumber will hold a weeklong celebration leading up to the finale and closing date of Friday 24th April 2015. Some of the marquee and local artist’s that have performed at the Central Coast Venue over the past 10 years will be featured during the week celebration.

The Sydney Northern Beaches venue, Dee Why Lizotte's will close with its final show on Saturday 30th May, 2015.

Both Kincumber and Dee Why will continue to book and host shows well into 2015 up until closing dates. If there is a potential interest from a buyer to take over the leases of these premises, that option is still open. Any expressions of interests can be directed to Brian on email lizottes@lizottes.com.au

Fairhaven Services imageWhats On Logo button image POINT CLARE OP SHOP:
Customers entering Fairhaven’s Point Clare Op Shop at 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare constantly remark ‘I can’t believe the amount of goods you stock and how cheap everything is!’ It is therefore not surprising that the op shop has gained the reputation of being one of the best Op shops on the Central Coast and has expanded to meet demand.

Our motto is to offer customers ‘the cheapest prices’ and we aim to continually surprise customers with our low prices. As an example 99.9% of our clothes, shoes and handbags are $2 each and all kid’s clothing only $1 each. We have all our books for sale at 50c for the month of January (they are usually only $1 each).

We offer 5 buildings full to the brim – toys/games, clothing/accessories, jewelry, homewares, linen, new giftware, books & dvd/cds, new craft and makings for craft, furniture, decorator and collectable items, electrical, luggage, tools/hardware – something for everyone in the family. In addition we offer customers the opportunity to browse through Gallery 209 which displays the works of local artists as well as upcycled items proudly made by some of Fairhaven’s clients with disabilities.

All funds raised go directly to supporting Fairhaven’s supported employment, residential and day option programs for local people with disabilities.

The Op shop is open Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm and is located at 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.

For more details please contact 43233566 or 0407757866

People who are in business or starting up a new business on the Central Coast are welcome to join Coasties Business Networking.

This is a great opportunity for everyone to get up and talk about their business and share their cards on the day.

The meetings are held on a monthly basis with a new permanent venue to be set next year.

There will be a $10 charge on the day providing tea, coffee & nibbles.

Please contact Vivienne to RSVP on 0434 375 128
or email viviennefharris@gmail.com for more information.

The Hub imageWhats On Logo button image THE HUB YOUTH VENUE:
Whats happening at The Hub?

The Stylish Warrior in conjunction with Gosford City Council's Hub Erina are holding a 9 Week Fashion/Styling/Life & beauty course for young women aged 13-17.

It is strength based education that supports and empowers young women to be fully charged and fully engaged with life, and of course, look stylish along the way!

The Stylish Warrior course is based on activating the best within them, getting them ready emotionally, mentally and spiritually for what life throws at them at school, after school and in the workplace.

Competition is fierce now when it comes to getting a job or starting a career. The Central Coast has one of the highest teenage unemployment levels in NSW according to the latest figures in the Department of Employment Labour Force Survey December 2013. So the girls will also learn how to dress and do their make-up for job interviews.

The course starts 26th February
run every Thursday for 9 weeks.
Spots are limited to 12

The Hub Erina. North South Rd Erina Fair.
To Book your place, contact:
Pheonix Drewell...
The Hub Erina and Theatresports Central Coast invite you to come and enjoy a night of hilarity!

Theatresports(r) is similar to the TV Show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway', involving teams of improvisers who perform impromptu scenes in front of a live audience and are awarded points by a panel of judges.
Whether you're learning, playing or watching, Theatresports(r) is an experience you'll never forget.
7pm Saturday 28th February

Hub Erina. North South Rd Erina Fair.
$10 Tickets at the Door

For more information head to www.thehuberina.com
The Hub have recently revamped their DJ programme.

DJ Beats is an extensive programme that incorporates the fundamentals of beat matching and mixing to using effects and programming sets.
In 2015 the programme has 2 classes with 4 spaces available in each.

Terms run in conjunction with the school terms and are at the affordable price of $25 over a term.
That equates to $2.50/wk for a 10 week term.

DJ bookings can be made online at the Hub's online activities sign up page: www.thehuberina.com<http://www.thehuberina.com>
Mixed Martial Arts makes a rise.

The Hub and Magnus Martial Arts has its share of world champions, including 20yr old Current World Pankration Champion MMA Jamie Mullarkey to mentor and develop Central Coast young peoples' interest in Mixed Martial Arts.

The manager of Magnus Martial Arts, Internationally recognised coach and 6th dan black belt Noah Magnus in partnership with Gosford Council's Hub Erina Youth Centre have offered free martial arts to young people (12 - 18) of the community for over 10 yrs.

For information about Free Martial Arts training & the MMA rising stars programme please contact the Hub Erina Youth Centre on 4304 7071

MMA bookings can be made online at the Hub's online activities sign up page: www.thehuberina.com<http://www.thehuberina.com>
The Hub are also taking registrations for their 2015 Battle of the Bands and SeaFM DISCOVERED competitions.
Online registrations at http://www.thehuberina.com

Live From 5 poster imageWhats On Logo button image LIVE FROM 5 RETURNS:
GBID’s Live From Five returns featuring Al Fresco Flicks

With much anticipation, Live From Five returns to the heart of Gosford in February 2015, and as promised, bigger and better than ever before.

Starting from 5pm, Kibble Park in the CBD heart will be filled with the familiar sights, sounds and aromas of gourmet international food, boutique wine, craft beer, street artists and live music.

The return of Live From Five is set to be the biggest one yet, providing a perfect meeting place for colleagues, friends and family to finish their week and start the weekend.

Live From 5 - The first friday monthly in February, March and April 2015

Youth Arts Warehouse logo imageWhats On Logo button image YOUTH ARTS WAREHOUSE:
Featured Programs
The Sound Lab-Music Makers

This is an exciting NEW program. FundAbility grant program, a two-year disability inclusion initiative run by Northcott and funded by the Department of Family and Community Services will deliver an all inclusive Music program.

Founded on the principal that all persons with disability should have the right to choose and pursue music making within a contemporary arts based context and have equitable access to resources to support them.

The program will provided a fully supported contemporary music collaboration of children & young people, music practitioners & support staff to develop and implement a song writing program adapted to be accessed by all and partner with relevant services and Central Coast communities.
STARTING February 18th - 9-15yrs - Free
EOI Now - ph 34 232374
The Rolling Film Project

Rolling is a community arts project of the Peninsula Environment Group which seeks to document the journeys of cyclists and skaters across the coast.
Submit a 3 minute vignette and enter the draw to win an iPad mini or a Go Pro camera.
Submitted pieces will be screened in April 2015 at venues across the coast.

It's simple.
Get your hands on a camera (eg Go Pro or a smart phone), attach it to your bike or your body and go!

We are after your favorite 3 minutes maximum of footage.
Register now by emailing rollingfilmproject@gmail.com or contact Peter Graham on 0448 778 476.
The Peninsula Environment Group (PEG) is a voluntary group which promotes sustainability in the Woy Woy area.

Don't Miss Free Film Workshops with Jason Van Genderen

The Rolling Film Project in partnership with the central coast's own Pocket Filmmaker Jason Van Genderen is offering 3 FREE WORKSHOPS to motivated young people who want to capture 'on camera' a short story.

The workshops aim to assist participants to realize their creative aspirations learning different ways to tell stories via the medium of film and how to pull it all together.

These films will be screened as part of the Rolling Film Project final exhibitions in April 2015 and all participants will have a chance to win a Go Pro camera or a iPad mini.

FREE at The Youth Arts Warehouse
February 25th - March 5th - March 11th - 4.00-6.00pm - 12-25yrs
The Sound Lab- MUSIC Makers
This NEW fully supported Music program all-inclusive for 9 to 15 years of age it will be a place for creative expression, musical collaboration, exploration and learning. The program will provide first time musicians with disabilities together with young musicians, songwriters & performers a place to explore their love for fusing sounds and music together in a professional music & recording studio under the mentorship of professional recording artists.

Date: February 18th- April 1st
Time: 4-6pm
Age: 9-15yrs
Cost: FREE
Application process essential

Music Song Writing and Recording
Date: February 18th-April 1st
Time: One on One
Cost: $40 Hour 2 hours OR Time slot allocated FOR ONE ON ONE .

Street Art
Learn different street art techniques stencilling, aerosol, layering paint, texture, cut and paste up art.
Use found objects to create a work of art.
Day of the Dead, Lino

Date: February 12th- April 2nd
Time: Thursday's 4-6pm
Age: 12-25yrs
Cost: $80 for 8 weeks

This specialised photography course will take you through different photography techniques with international award winning photographer Sharon Aldrick.
Portraiture, lighting, composition, studio lighting, macro, location, documentary and Photoshop editing SLR camera techniques and work towards an exhibition of the images produced.

Date: February 13th- March 31st
Time: Friday's 1.00-3.00pm or 3.30-5.30pm
Age: 12-25yrs
Cost: $150

To register or inquire about any programs call Sharon 43 232374
email: arts@ryss.com.au

Symphony Central Coast imageWhats On Logo button image SYMPHONY CENTRAL COAST:
Symphony Central Coast invites you and your family to bring your picnic and rug to Kibble Park Gosford for the highly anticipated Symphony in the Park, on Sunday 1st March at 4:00pm.

Conductors Patrick Brennan & Dr. Steven Stanke bring you a variety of Symphony, Opera, Film & TV themes, Popular Classics and more.

This free family event is the perfect occasion to relax and unwind with performances from Symphony Central Coast, Central Coast Youth Orchestra & special guest soloists

DrumFEST 2015 imageWhats On Logo button image DRUMFEST 2015:
Due to its increasing success Wyong Shire Council’s DrumFEST 2015 has moved to the larger and more centralised venue of Memorial Park at The Entrance kicking off at 10am on Sunday 1st March.

DrumFEST is the Central Coast’s premier drumming event featuring world class local and international drumming, cultural and performance groups.

Council’s Events and Grants Co-ordinator, Ashlee Abbott said drumming had a huge following on the coast and DrumFEST was getting bigger and bigger each year, hence the move to The Entrance venue.

Council’s Mayor Doug Eaton said he was pleased to offer Council’s ongoing support to this exciting, vibrant community event.

Circle of Life will kick off the performances on the day followed by Rhythm Hunters, Bakoombah, Circle of Life, Dream in Colour, In Rhythm, King Rhythm & Alexandra and Band Ombe.

The FREE family friendly event runs from 10am to 3:00pm. There will be live entertainment, face painting and workshops all day.

DrumFEST 2015 is funded by Wyong Shire Council and supported by Brackets and Jam Central Coast, The Entrance Town Centre Management and Star104.5FM.

For more information go to www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/events

Mrs Browns Boys Show imageWhats On Logo button image MRS BROWNS BOYS SHOW:
Coming to the Hali

Davo – Australia’s funniest Impersonator is now appearing as the TV comedy Actor Mrs Brown.

He undoubtedly is Australia’s most talented impersonator and now most loved ‘Mrs Brown”.

A night of laughs as Mrs Brown entertains you with her crazy antics and naughty one liners.

She cleverly brings into the act her ‘favourite’ boys.

Davo is the master mine of impersonations and he includes in this act: Elvis, Roy Orbison and Frank Spencer to name just a few.

Mrs.Brown’s Boys Show 7th March 7pm
Tickets: $10 members $15 non members

FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT halibowling.com.au

International Womens Day logo imageWhats On Logo button image INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY:
Celebrating Women on the Coast- International Women’s Day Expo 2015

DCentral Coast’s First Annual International Women’s Day Expo will be held at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus, Chittaway Road, Ourimbah on Saturday 7th March from 10:00-3:00pm.

This event is a unique collaboration of Central Coast service groups including Rotary, Lions, Soroptimists, WOW Girls and Zonta along with Central Coast community representatives.
It is family friendly event celebrating the achievement of women on the coast, highlighting their participation in all areas of our community including local, national and international issues.

The expo is exciting and diverse, showcasing a wide variety of resources and information as well as presenting women’s ideas and life experiences from all walks of life, gathering together like mindedpeople, men, women and families to celebrate women on the coast.

Ettalong resident, Michelle Allan, director of Business Women connect is very much looking forward to celebrating the success of women on the Central Coast through a greater understanding and connection of women groups and services, their achievements and their issues.

Yvonne Lamont from WOW Girls believes that this event is a great opportunity for community organisations to connect and work together with other organisations, groups and services.

Jill Goodwin from the Soroptomist organisation said “The months of planning have brought together women’s service clubs and community groups in purpose and friendship to achieve the common goal of celebrating women’s achievements and the contribution they make to the community”.

10.30 Singing Hands Choir
10.45 Tangelos
11.00 Official Opening
11.30 Primary Schools Choir
1. 00 Slightly Off Band
2. 00 Jubila Choir

Saturday 7th March 2015 10am
University Of Newcastle, Ourimbah Campus
For further information on the expo please visit the Facebook page

Mis Muddy logo imageWhats On Logo button image MISS MUDDY - CENTRAL COAST STYLE:
Miss Muddy is coming to the Central Coast

Save the 8th of March 2015 in your diary ladies, because Miss Muddy will be bringing the muddy fun to Mt Penang parklands Kariong!

With 6 events held last year the Miss Muddy team are hoping to make 2015 bigger and better, and this is the first time they have come to the Central Coast.

Miss Muddy is an untimed all-female, 5km obstacle based event for ladies aged 16 years and over.

The course includes not only obstacles, but there will also be lots of foam, ice, colour and most importantly, mud!

All fitness levels are encouraged to give it a go, and if an obstacle feels to challenging then participants can go around, no burpees here!

Ladies can register individually or as a team, and tickets are available for purchase through www.missmuddy.com.au.

On event day wave times leave every 15 minutes from 8am to 3pm so ladies can chose the time that suits them best when registering.

If you would like to volunteer to help on the day please download the REGISTRATION FORM or hit the Miss Muddy Facebook Paqe

Online registrations are tiered in price depending on date of purchase and range from $75.50 - $95.50, with on the day registrations costing $100

Lianna Rose imageWhats On Logo button image TRIPLE GOLDEN GUITAR NOMINEE:
In 2009, Lianna Rose burst onto the Australian Country Music scene with all guns blazing. Her album 'Soak Up The World' produced hit after hit including 'I Want My Tractor Back', 'Jack (New Strings)', 'Smoking Gun' and 'Angels' which cemented her as one of the most exciting new talents to watch.

Her hard work resulted in signing with Australia's largest Independent publisher, Mushroom Music and three CMAA Golden Guitar nominations in 2010 for Female Artist of the Year, Video Clip of the Year and Best New Artist. Her original gems were featured in Paul Hogan's cinema smash,'Charlie & Boots' and were used on high rotation for three consecutive years on Australia's most loved TV dramas 'Home & Away' and 'Neighbours'.

After a relentless schedule of touring and festival performances, Lianna's role as a mother was in high demand. Lianna focused her energy into parenting whilst continuing to write and co-write with some of Australia's most notable songwriters.

A trip to Nashville in 2012, whilst performing with the Sounds Australia contingent at the prestigious Bluebird Cafe and a chance meeting with her songwriting hero, Rodney Crowell, ignited the spark in her to record her highly anticipated new album, Travellers'(released March 6). This self-penned album reflects Lianna's passion and relentless energy for music and again pushes boundaries by taking plenty of risks. 'Travellers' is an album that takes a deeper look at the journey of an artist who is not afraid to explore the length and breadth of the road less travelled.

The country rockabilly influenced 'Willy Wagtail' is the album's appetiser and sees Lianna affirming her place as one of the most original and acclaimed singer-songwriters in Australian music.

"Willy Wagtail is a celebration of life and finding the joy in the little things", says Lianna."I'm a firm believer in music being able to transform thoughts and I hope listeners can feel the joy I felt when I wrote this song".

Lianna Rose loves country music but clearly delivers it in her own unique style … and she's back to do it all over again!
Wednesday 11th March 2015
Wickham Park Hotel, Newcastle NSW
7:30PM - All Ages - FREE EVENT.

Home Grown Acoustic Awards 2015 poster imageWhats On Logo button image HOME GROWN ACOUSTIC AWARDS:
Acoustic Awards support local talent

The Home Grown Acoustic Awards are set to return in March after the success of the inaugural event in 2014 which featured local artists Ben Woodham, Just Between Us, Ash Wednesday and many more.

This year's Home Grown Acoustic Awards has once again gained the backing of Coast fm 96.3 and welcomes new supporters, Mona Vale Music.

The awards aim to support and promote our local up and coming musicians with prizes for finalists including airplay on Coast FM, paid performance opportunities, with the winner automatically added to the lineup of Blues on the Mountain 2015, rehearsal time at professional studios and many more great prizes.

The awards also provides assistance with gaining valuable contacts within the industry, with last year's top three finalists booked through the awards for headlining the entertainment for the 51st annual Mangrove Mountain and district's Country fair and winners Grizzlee Train, booked to support multi-award winning acts, Blue Eyes Cry (Melbourne) and The PJ O'Brien band (Sydney). The awards is also a great opportunity for local musicians to network with each other, share ideas and gain exposure.

This year's event has moved to a Saturday afternoon/night timeslot and also sees the introduction the People's Choice Award, involving the audience in deciding an award for the very first time.
We will also once again have our panel of professional judges on hand from musical, radio and industry backgrounds.

The awards take place on Saturday the 14th of March 2015 at Mangrove Mountain Hall from 4pm and entry is free.
Food and refreshments will be available on the night or BYO welcome.

Entries are open to all acoustic musicians and close Monday the 9th of March.
To enter, email your name, contact details, brief bio and music demo/links to music to: rrrbluesinterviews@gmail.com

Whats On Logo button image FREE SENIORS CONCERT:
Wyong Shire Council is hosting a free concert to celebrate growing older and loving life during Seniors Week 2015

The Concert will take place at Wyong Shire Council Civic Centre on Wednesday 18th March commencing at 10am.

Council’s Mayor Doug Eaton said Seniors Week is a terrific opportunity for seniors in the community to celebrate the diversity of activities available in the Shire and to celebrate being active and healthy in later years.
"The renowned local Central Coast Ukulele Club will kick off the entertainment, followed by a performance of Encore - Songs for Heros by Wyong Musical Theatre Co. We are also thrilled to be promoting our young home grown talent with singer Joshua Keane on the bill who will be performing songs from the ‘golden age’ of musical theatre."

Council’s Community & Cultural Programs Section Manager, Glenn Cannard, said Council’s Seniors Concert was just one of many activities taking place across the Shire.
“From Morris Minor Car Displays to Garden Tours, Art Displays to Tai Chi demonstrations, indoor bowls, aqua classes, family history events, drama performances……..the list goes on. There is something for everyone being offered in Seniors Week,” he said.

Tickets for the FREE Seniors Concert at Council can be reserved by contacting Shari Young on 4350 5193 or by email on Shari.young@wyong.nsw.gov.au.

An Information Expo will run concurrently with the Seniors Concert.

For more details on Wyong Shire Seniors Week events, get a copy of Goal!! Growing Older and Loving Life! from Council’s Civic Centre or libraries or visit www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/events

Coastal Blues poster imageWhats On Logo button image COASTAL BLUES:
What a lineup for any blues fan!!!

The Coastal Blues featuring Ash Grunwald, Three Wise Men (Eastick, Borich and Manning), Genevieve Chadwick and Rivershack is set to entertain you at the Entertainment Grounds in Gosford on Saturday the 21st March 2015.

This is an 18yo plus event and will be fully licensed. Strictly no BYO food or alcohol. Food and beverages will be available on site.

Picnic rugs and deck chairs are allowed for general admission tickets in specified areas only.

General Admission: EARLY BIRD (27 January 2015-1 February 2015) - $39.00
For Gosford Race Club Members direct from the offices of The Entertainment Grounds
EARLY BIRD also available for TICKETMASTER Pre Sale
2 February 2015 - $49.00 (General Public)
Please note: Transaction fees, processing fees and other charges may apply. Offers strictly subject to availability.

Access to lawn areas.
Seating in the outdoor seating area strictly on a “first come-first serve” basis.

Free shuttle bus will be doing a continuous loop from Stand 6 Gosford Train Station to The Entertainment Grounds from 2.30pm until 10.30pm.
For accommodation enquiries, call Galaxy Motel (02) 4323 1711 OR Ashwood Motel (02) 4324 6577.
From Ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

2.30PM – Gates Open
3.15pm - 4.00pm- Rivershack
4.30pm – 5.15pm – Genevieve Chadwick
6.00pm – 7.30pm – Three Wise Men feat. Kevin Borich, Mal Eastick & Phil Manning
8.15pm – 9.30pm – Ash Grunwald

Carmen promotional imageWhats On Logo button image CARMEN:
Love, Jealousy, Murder! Get ready for Carmen
Come and see a spectacular entertainment event, featuring the music from Carmen, possibly the most famous and popular opera of all time.

You will remember it being adapted to the movie Carmen Jones.

You can purchase tickets for Carmen through our website.

This is our first concert for 2015 at 2pm on Sunday March 22nd to be held in the super new 750 seat, acoustically brilliant state of the art Central Coast Grammar Performing Arts Centre.

It is not just a “park and bark” operatic performance.
We have a 45 strong orchestra, 50 strong choir and 4 outstanding Sydney-based soloists plus narrator, so we get to hear the story in English and all the songs we know so well...love, jealousy, murder...Carmen has it all!

Black Dog Ride poster imageWhats On Logo button image BLACK DOG RIDE CENTRAL COAST 2015:
Founded in 2009 by Steve Andrews, Black Dog Ride is a national suicide prevention charity whose mission is to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

Since 2009 Black Dog Ride has conducted 73 official rides, and has raised over $1,700,000 for mental health services.

Last year nearly 7,000 Black Dog Riders nationwide hit the highways on one single day to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

Will you join us in 2015?

Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer Pre-Registration Prize Registering early helps Black Dog Ride with safety, catering, and merchandise, and we would like to reward riders who help us out and register early.

By registering before midnight WST 15th March, you will go in the national raffle draw for a unique hand crafted 9ct gold Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer signet ring designed by Black Dog Rider Clayton Gordon and valued at $1500!

This raffle will be drawn on Sunday 22nd March.

Currently there are 33 motorbike rides around Australia on Sunday, March 22, with our ride from Bateau Bay to the Hope Estate winery for lunch.

Come along to The Entrance Leagues Club to see all the bikes; grab some of the BBQ Breakfast and there will also be a raffle open to everyone with over 50 prizes, from Crowne Plaza Terrigal to a brand new lawnmower from Masters to Hogs Breath Tuggerah meal vouchers and more.

Cheer the riders along the way! The Route is...
Depart The Entrance Leagues Club, continue along The Entrance Rd / Central coast Hwy, onto Wyong Road, crossing the M1 turnoff onto Old Maitland Road then right onto Yarramalong Road… onto Hue Hue Road to Wyee Road, straight through Mandalong Road/Dora Street roundabout onto Freemans Drive. Straight through Freemans Waterhole roundabout onto Branxton-Toronto Road/Leggets Drive, left into Lake Road, right into Allandale Street, left into Caledonia Street/Cessnock Road/Aberdare Road, right into Vincent Street, left onto Wollombi Road, right onto Allandale Road/Wine Country Drive/Bridge Street/Cliff Street, left onto Broke Road, right into Hope Estate Winery, the finish point of the ride

Interested riders will then head to Catho Pub to cool down with tunes by Mark Cashin.

What: Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer Central Coast
When: Sunday 22nd March 2015
Check-In and Breakfast: 8am at The Entrance Leagues Club
Depart: 10am for the Hunter Valley
Finale: 12.30pm - Hope estate - lunch and Raffles

More information? Contact Darren and Julie; centralcoastbdr@optusnet.com.au

Opera In The arboretum imageWhats On Logo button image OPERA IN THE ARBORETUM:
10 year anniversary of Opera in the Arboretum - Saturday 28th March 2015.

We’re looking forward to a very special afternoon on Saturday 28th March, 2015.

This will be the 10 year anniversary of Opera in the Arboretum in Pearl Beach.

To celebrate this milestone we have secured four of Australia’s operatic superstars: Cheryl Barker, José Carbó, Louise Callinan and Rosario La Spina.

These outstanding singers will perform opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles including The Pearl Fishers’ Duet, Nessun Dorma, Barcarolle duet, quartet from Rigoletto, Un bel di, Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix and more.

Since 2006 Opera in the Arboretum has raised over $150,000 for a wide range of local charities and Rotary projects.

In 2015 the major beneficiaries from Opera in the Arboretum will be Coast Shelter and ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children)

This popular open air event is held amidst the beauty of the native forest of the Pearl Beach Arboretum. Each year the event has grown in popularity with the last two years being completely sold out.

The stellar line up this year promises to be a unique audience experience not to be missed

Be sure to book your tickets early - last year was a sell out crowd.
Adult: $64.00 / Senior: $60.00 / Student: $30.00 / Primary Student: FREE / Group of 10 or more: $56.00 each.

For Credit Card bookings (Visa and Mastercard only) please telephone:
(02) 4342 8183
(02) 4342 3593
(02) 4341 6004

We hope to see you there.

John Greenway - EVENT COORDINATOR - www.opera.pearl-beach.com - The Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc

Rotary Terrigal Book sale poster imageWhats On Logo button image ROTARY TERRIGAL GIANT BOOK SALE:
The Rotary Club of Terrigal is holding a giant Book Sale from 8.00am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 27th – 29th March 2015.

Come to Terrigal Rotary Hall, Duffys Road, Terrigal.

We offer thousands of books covering a wide range of fiction and non-fiction and children's titles.
Whether you’re a casual browser or a serious collector looking for hard-to-find curios, our sale is a fun event for booklovers of all ages and all interests.

Quality is the key feature of our book sale. We hand-sort the books on offer, ensuring that all are in good condition.

Many of the books are in new and mint condition, or as-new.

The donation of books from all categories is welcome.
To arrange for a pick up conact Robin via email robinh@internode.on.net or see the Terrigal Rotary Website

You can pay for your purchases with cash or credit card (Mastercard or Visa).

Janet Seidel Trio poster imageWhats On Logo button image JANET SEIDEL TRIO RESIDENCY:
The Kincumber Hotel presents… the Janet Seidel Trio!

The Trio will be our Musicians in Residence as they perform at The Kincumber Hotel at 2pm on the second Sunday of every month, launching on Sunday the 8th February.

Golden vocals with a honeyed finish, Janet’s gentle sound floats above the mellow, smoky tones of Jazz guitar and Double Bass – by Chuck Morgan and David Seidel. Janet Seidel is Australia’s undisputed ‘First Lady in Jazz’.

With 18 CDs to her name, all well received globally, Janet has performed at the most important Jazz Festivals around the country. Internationally she has toured to other countries including the UK, USA, Europe, the Middle Easy, and many South East Asian countries.

US writer David Nathan made a fitting summary with regards to her album All About Jazz: “With her intimate style, great feel for the lyrics of songs she sings, Seidel is one of those vocalists who is as much a story teller as she is a singer. The way she goes about handling the music comes off as a fortuitous blend of Blossom Dearie and Doris Day with an occasional nod to Julie London, although she is somewhat jazzier than the latter two. Like Diana Krall, she doubles on piano.
Seidel has an exquisite, gentle, and agile voice and honours each tune she sings, irrespective of whether it’s a classic standard, pop, or novelty song.”

Rarely heard in an alfresco setting, and for a limited season, the Trio will ensure a relaxing afternoon with fine music accompanied by rich selection on tap. Don’t miss your chance to witness the incredible Janet Seidel Trio – only at The Kincumber Hotel!

What: Janet Seidel Trio (ongoing) at The Kincumber Hotel
When: Sunday 8th of February then every 2nd Sunday of the month
Where: The Kincumber Hotel – 6 Carrak Road, Kincumber
Further Information: (02) 4369 2166 or events@kincumberpub.com.au

Toni Childs imageWhats On Logo button image TONI CHILDS LOCAL SHOW:
Toni Childs is an Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist.

Nearly 25 years after exploding into our pop-rock consciousness with her critically acclaimed, platinum selling debut Union, two Grammy nominations (including one for Best New Artist) and an east coast tour with childhood idol Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter Toni Childs emerged a few years ago with a brilliant new album Keep The Faith and a message for our time.

Beyond affirming her role as an important voice of inspiration for an entirely new generation, Keep The Faith is her first album since a full self-healing induced recovery from Graves disease.
In 2013 she releases Citizens of the Planet, music and a state-of-the-art live experience devised by Toni Childs. Music meets TED talks meets celebration meets evolution!

Keep The Faith marked a long-awaited creative resurgence with producers David Tickle and David Ricketts. Tickle was the main producer of Union.

Lizottes Kincumber
Saturday 7th March
Main Meal & Show $135.00
Main meal and show (bar chair seating only) $125.00

Dustin Thomas imageWhats On Logo button image DUSTIN THOMAS :
He’s played to a full tent at Bluesfest with Nahko & Medicine for the People, toured extensively through out Australia and the American festival circuit, and now The Rhythm Hut is excited to welcome back Dustin Thomas to Gosford. Joined by Byron Bay local Chad Wilkins, and local Coast songstress Dominque Morgan, this will be a night of uplifting conscious music, with these three incredible singer/songwriters.

Returning to Australian shores after 2014's epic sold out tour supporting and playing with Nahko and Medicine for the People, DUSTIN THOMAS returns to wow our audiences with his unique blend of folk, reggae, beat box with deep insights and reflections. He is the voice of this generation.
In just two years, this energetic performer’s storytelling prose has captivated audiences at premier festivals and venues from New York to Australia, Hawai’i to Bali, with his soulful depth through reggae/rock, beatbox-folk tunes

Thomas’ music makes such an impact on all those who meet him that he has already performed with some of the world’s biggest names in the industry, including Xavier Rudd, Trevor Hall, and Nahko and Medicine For The People.
Combining meditations on social-justice and contemporary spirituality with hymns both beautiful and striking, Thomas invites you to join him on a universal quest for truth - asking honest questions of love, loss, worship and war, through songs that channel joy, bravery and grace.
Dustin immediately captivates his audience; connecting like no other you’ve seen… Rocking rhythms and breaking out into beat boxing… Dustin leaves all on a high and super charged for life. His performance is not to be missed

If you’ve been to any of Chad Wilkin’s live events, you know that his music is more of an invitation than a performance – an experience to be entered into.
Chad’s style is unique. Being a multi-instrumentalist himself, he combines many influences to create a blend that is hard to categorize. Folky, progressive, contemplative, mystical – but the point is the message. His songs vary from upbeat, positive-vibe celebration tunes to deep, devotional guided meditations, all showcasing conscious lyrics - challenging, provoking, inspiring, drawing, awakening. Some are poetic images of Chad’s own spiritual journey; some are journeys in themselves. And some are just fun!

What: Dustin Thomas + special guest Chad Wilkins
Where: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford
When: Friday 13th March, doors open 7.30pm
Cost: $15 pre sale/ $20 door
Tickets: On sale now at www.therhythmhut.com.au

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