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* Bon But Not Forgotten 14th July 2018
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* Wild Wild West In July 28th July 2018
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* Avoca Beach Primary School Fair 2018 19th August 2018
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* The Woman In Black 23rd to 25th August 2018
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* Brisbane Water Historical Society proudly present the exhibition 'Made to Measure' 2nd June to 29th August
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* Whole Lotta Love Led Zepplin Tribute 8th September 2018
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* St Philip's Christian College Gosford Spring Fair 15th September 2018
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* Central Coast Lapidary club Gem and Treasure Show 2018 13th and 14th October
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Fairhaven Services imageWhats On Logo button image FAIRHAVEN OP SHOP AND MORE!!:
Established in 2007, the Fairhaven Op Shop is one of the best little op shops on the Central Coast!

Loads of treasures and bargains to be had for the thrifty thrill seeker.

Take a browse through a huge and ever changing range of adults and kids clothing and shoes, including dress ups and designer labels, and lots of jewellery and fashion accessories. Plus toys, games, homewares, crockery, linen, giftware, craft destash and collectables. PLUS! … a fab little second hand book shop that was once an old schoolhouse building and has since been lovingly restored.
Hard cover, paperback, fiction, kids titles, biographies, and more. PLUS!... furniture items, electrical, luggage, things on 2 wheels, 3 wheels, 4 wheels (bikes, prams, scooters), tools, hardware.

Fare Cravin’ Café is open to quench your thirst after shopping – coffee, sweets, hot new menu, all day breakfast.

Also feel free to donate your old or unwanted goods here at our drop off area. All proceeds go directly to our not for profit organisation, supporting people with disability here on the Central Coast.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-2pm.
Address: 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.
Enquiries: (02) 4323 3566

Vintage Fair, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare
To book or enquire call (02) 4323 3566 or email enquiries@fairhaven.org.au

Fairhaven centre-based lifestyle activities at Point Clare

Our activities have been designed to develop skills, promote self-confidence and build social networks for people with disability.

Activity programs in 2017:
Perform-ability Drama & Dance class: Thursdays 10am-11am ($12)
Line Dancing: Thursdays 11.30am-12.15pm ($10)
Drumming with The Rhythm Hut: Thursday 1pm-2pm ($13)
Jake’s Rock & Jam Session: Fridays 10am-12pm ($20)

Location: Community building, Fairhaven Services, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.

To book your place call (02) 4323 3566 or email enquiries@fairhaven.org.au

Bruce Mathiske imageWhats On Logo button image BRUCE MATHISKE AUSTRALIAN TOUR:
Bruce Mathiske is back with a new album Six String Anthology and Australian tour

World acclaimed guitar virtuoso and composer Bruce Mathiske is back with a new album Six String Anthology and Australian tour booked. Mathiske, one of this country’s most adventurous, creative and dazzlingly skilled guitarists, has been off the road since 2013.

Taking a well-deserved break from the sometimes creatively stifling album release and tour cycle, Bruce has instead been concentrating on composing on a larger scale for other instruments and orchestras – whilst on the personal front, facing the shock of his wife’s cancer diagnosis and supporting her throughout her treatment. But 2018 finds Mathiske back and eagerly looking forward to playing in front of live audiences again with a new, and quite different release ready to share. And Bruce’s wife? She’s doing just great.

Bruce’s new 12 track offering Six String Anthology is unmistakably Mathiske - with melodic and vibrant sounds centering around original compositions - this time in the key of each string of the guitar. The idea for the album came about via a chance meeting with the legendary conductor and music educator Richard Gill AO – who after hearing one of Bruce’s solo guitar pieces was the one to suggest the initial concept. At first the idea didn’t resonate with Bruce, but somehow, some 12 months later, he found himself with a collection of compositions that saw Richard’s suggestion come to fruition. Bruce says of Six String Anthology “When I play these pieces it is truly me and I have never felt so at one with myself, my guitar and my music.”

With Mathiske refreshed, inspired and eagerly anticipating a return to the live stage, his upcoming tour dates are not to be missed. See below for full information. Six String Anthology will be released on Friday April 6 through MGM. Pre-orders are available here.

Thursday 21st June - 7.30pm
Laycock Street Theatre
A$34.95 Cnc$29.95 Ch$20.95

Give Me 5 for Kids imageWhats On Logo button image KIDS CHARITY RACE DAY:
Help us improve the lives of hundreds of families with sick kids right here on the Central Coast

The Wyong Race Club’s Give Me 5 For Kids Raceday is the perfect opportunity to align your business directly to this local charity and receive a comprehensive sponsorship package that people will see. Your generous contribution assists in the purchase of vital equipment necessary to the support and comfort of sick kids in hospital wards and their families across the Central Coast.

Help us beat last year’s total of $12,200

Last year 2GO launched the Sportsman’s Luncheon as part of the sponsorship packages for this raceday.

It was a hugely successful event, raising an impressive amount of money for this wonderful local cause, and we are excited to announce that we will be playing host to a similar format in 2018.

More Australian Sportspeople and their stories, more chances to secure some one-of-a-kind sporting memorabilia, more entertainment all day and more chances to win great prizes all in the name of Give Me 5 For Kids.

2GO Give Me 5 for Kids Charity Raceday
Wyong Race Club
26th June 11am $5

Bon But Not Forgotten imageWhats On Logo button image BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
2018 Tour Announced

Bon But Not Forgotten is the closest you will ever get to AC/DC in the 70's!
This show brings together some of the world's greatest rockers to pay tribute to the legend behind one of the world's greatest ever bands, AC/DC, and their iconic singer Bon Scott who celebrates his Birthday on July 9th.

Featuring a knock-out line-up, including past members of AC/DC and other Aussie rock icons, The Angels and Electric Mary, this band knows how to electrify a crowd with its explosive repertoire of AC/DC's greatest hits.

Not content with just performing a 'Best Of' set, the band also focuses on some gems that aren't commercial in nature, but true fans will love to hear them live, some for the first time. This show replicates the sound, style and passion of AC/DC, without pretence.

It is quite simply THE most natural sounding AC/DC performance of any band, other than AC/DC themselves. There is no other band on earth that can perform the show like these carefully selected musicians.

The line-up features the consummate talents of:
* Simon Wright - Joined AC/DC after the departure of Phil Rudd in 1983
* Phil Emmanuel - Considered one of the greatest guitar players on Earth, along with his brother Tommy, they have been adorned accolades from famous guitar players, the world over.
* James Morley - Former bassist with ARIA Hall of Fame band, The Angels, and guitarist with Choirboys.
* RUSTY - One of Australia's hardest rocking front men from ELECTRIC MARY
* Brett Williams - Lead guitarist for iconic Aussie rockers Choirboys (NSW dates only).
* Toni Currenti - ex drummer for AC/DC and various Vanda & Young Projects including Stevie Wright (international hit "Evie") and John Paul Young (hit singles "Yesterday's Hero" and "I Hate the Music") (NSW dates only)

Supporting on all New South Wales and Victorian shows is Melbourne's Whole Lotta Rosie - a band already known for electrifying crowds with its fierce line-up of Aussie rockers.
Whole Lotta Rosie will be performing one of AC/DC's classic album's 'Back In Black' in full, belting out the signature tunes including 'Shook Me All Night Long' and 'Shoot To Thrill'.

The band recently performed two sold out shows - the first at The Gershwin Room in iconic rock n roll venue The Espy, and most recently at Melbourne's The Corner Hotel raising funds for the Dementia Foundation and celebrating the life of Malcolm Young who succumbed to the disease in November 2017.

Saturday 14th July
The Entrance Leagues Club - BATEAU BAY
www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545

CCEnt - Whole Lotta Love imageWhats On Logo button image WILD WILD WEST:
It's our Coast Shelter Charity Drive

The Blue Suede Shoes Dance School annual feature event; his year featuring Melbourne Band Smokin Wingtips and Sydney Swing Katz

It will be held at Central Coast Leagues Club Parkview Room on Saturday 28th July 2018

COST: $25 per adult and $10 Children 16 and under

Avoca Beach Public School imageWhats On Logo button image AVOCA BEACH PUBLIC SCHOOL FAIR:
The Avoca Beach Public School is having their annual School Fun Fair on Sunday 19th August 2018, from 10am to 3pm.

It will be a fun filled day in the lovely sunny surrounds of scenic Avoca Beach.

Every year we have a large range of rides to suit all ages, cash raffle with first prize $2500, and the biggest and best side-show games on the coast.

For the foodies there will be Devonshire Teas in a relaxed setting, cake stall, “wicked fruit”, BBQ, hot dogs, and our famous veggie burger stand.

Our second-hand book stall is a virtual library, with a vast array of paperbacks and non-fiction available.

There will be live entertainment all day, including performers from the school and other local talent.

Raffles with major prizes and cash to give away will be drawn on the day.

For the kids we have action-packed games, awesome rides, craft, and they can glam it up with face-painting, tattoos, nail art, and funky hair!
Fun for your whole family!

This is our major school fundraiser for the year, so please bring your family, friends and neighbours – everyone is welcome

Sunday 19th August 2018
from 10am to 3pm
Avoca Beach Public School,
The Round Drive, Avoca Beach.
Made To Measure imageWhats On Logo button image MADE TO MEASURE EXHIBITION:
Brisbane Water Historical Society proudly present the exhibition 'Made to Measure'

Exploring the post-war phenomena of the modern home planner and the rise of the local 'one-stop' shop

2nd June to 29th August
Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum
25 Kendall Street, West Gosford
Wednesday-Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm

For more information please phone 43 252270

The Woman In Black imageWhats On Logo button image THE WOMAN IN BLACK:
The Most Terrifying Live Theatre Experience In The World comes to the Central Coast for six thrilling performances!

Unanimously acclaimed by the critics - now in its 28th year in London’s West End – more than 7 million people having seen the play.

The Woman In Black is a terrifying trip through time into a tragic and ghostly world where the horrors of the supernatural combine with the power and intensity of live theatre to send shock waves through the audience with splendid thrills and chills.

In this brilliant adaptation of Susan Hill’s horror novella, a traumatized man (Paul Russell) recruits a young actor (Declan Dowling) to help him exorcise the ghost of the Woman in Black.

This incredible production has two amazing actors who tell their story in an old-fashioned way, relying on atmosphere, on hints, glimpses and suggestions, heard and sometimes only half seen, as well as the most spectacular soundscape created for community theatre.

The Woman In Black chills the audience as it builds to its terrifying climax.

This production is only being staged for six performances – four in the Don Craig Room at Laycock Street Community Theatre Thursday 23rd August, Friday 24th August and Saturday 25th August at 7.30pm and a 2pm matinee on Saturday 25th August and two performances at The Art House Wyong on Saturday 1st September at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets are available on line from both venues.

CCEnt - Whole Lotta Love imageWhats On Logo button image CCE PRESENTS WHOLE LOTTA LOVE:
CCEntertainment's 16th Annual "Whole Lotta Love" Led Zeppelin Celebration is set to return to Gosford in 2018

This show pools the pinnacle of Australia's musical talent, both vocalists and musicians, to capture the magic and emulate the spirit of Led Zeppelin's signature sound.
Steve Balbi (Noiseworks/Mi-Sex)
Dallas Frasca
Frank Lakoudis (Bad Moon Born)
Mark Dacosta
and introducing Nicole Hawkins (Grandhour/Melb)

Inimitable Creative Director, Joseph Calderazzo will lead an all-star 9 piece band, including string section to recreate and reinterpret benchmark releases including 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Black Dog', 'Kashmir', 'Babe I'm gonna leave you', 'Kashmir', 'Battle of Evermore' 'Rock and Roll' and so many more.

The Band: Joseph Calderazzo - Guitars (Jenny Morris Band), Glenn Moorhouse - Guitars (American Idiot), Dario Bortolin - Bass (Baby Animals), Gordon Rytmeister - Drums, Charmaine Ford - Keyboards, Lozz Benson - Percussion (That Redhead/John Butler), Rachel Thompson - Viola (Opera Australia), Vanessa Tammetta - Violin (Sydney Lyric Orchestra) and Charlotte Vance - Cello (Lior).

"Rock tributes don't get any better" Glenn A. Baker

Friday 8th September, 8pm
Laycock St Theatre
Tix from $49

Balloons imageWhats On Logo button image St PHILLIPS SPRING FAIR:
Bring all the family for a fun-filled day at the St Philip's Christian College Gosford Spring Fair.

Amusement rides, market stalls, reptiles, furry animals, entertainment, food, beverages.

Great prizes in the Chocolate Wheel.

Saturday 15th September 2018
9.30am to 2.30pm.
20 Narara Creek Road, Narara.

Just 10 minutes from the Gosford exit of the M1 Freeway and 5 minutes from the Central Coast Highway at West Gosford.

Central Coast Lapidary club of Ourimbah will be having their annual Gem and Treasure show on the 13th and 14th October 2018, from 9am to 5 pm Saturday and 9am to 4pm Sunday at the Mingara Events Centre.

Dealers from all over the country will be there and selling all things lapidary ... gemstones, minerals, fossils, beading; in fact all things Lapidary.

There will be displays of things we make at the club and the club table will have rough /polished Minerals.

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