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Whats On, whats coming and tid bits.
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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
* Notes from our Local Councils; STORM: New Tree Policy ... extended green waste drop off ... Council libraries are taking the stress out of exams ... Read More
* Coast Arts
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* Upcoming Fundraising Events and Volunteer Training Days for the Disabled Surfers Association Read More
* Laycock Street Dance New Venue Read More
* Stall Holders wanted For Markets and Events Apply Now
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* Upcoming Events and Programs at The Hub ...Sea Fm Discovered 2015 From June
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* Coasties Business Networking Meets monthly
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* Reflection Service and Grief and Loss Seminar 27th June & 29th/30th July
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* Chrysler Wake Run Canton Beach 1st - 2nd August 2015
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* Zoo & Snooze 2015 7th August 2015
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* Discover Australia’s untold story of World War I 14th July - 8th August
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* Ettalong Diggers Annual Wedding Expo 9th August 2015
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* Life Blooms at Seventy for Local Artist Angela K Dennis 7th - 11th August
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* Avoca Beach Picture Theatre is hosting a screening of "Just Eat It" Thursday 13th August
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* Third National Open Studio’s event by The Australian Ceramics Association 15th and 16th August
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* The Avoca Beach Public School Annual Fun Fair Sunday 16th August
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* Winter Movie Premiere - Snow Collective - World Heli Challenge Saturday 22nd August
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* The Preatures - The Cruel Tour Saturday 29th August
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* Whole Lotta Love 2015 28th - 29th August 2015
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* Glee Club Variety Concerts - Pearl Beach Singers present ‘Old English Music Hall’ 28th - 29th August 2015
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* Gosford Caravan Camping & Outdoor Living Show 28th - 30th August 2015
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* Good Times Festival Saturday 5th September
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* Gosford Regional Gallery - Emerging and Portraits by Peter Smeeth 18th July to 6th September Read More
* Free Tai Chi Park Lessons 8th March - 1st November
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* Central Coast Concert band - Concert Series 2015 12 July, 20 Sept, 6 Dec
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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!


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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

Whats On Logo button image COASTIES BUSINESS NETWORKING:
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.


Laycock Street Dance imageWhats On Logo button image LAYCOCK STREET DANCE NEW VENUE:
Laycock St Dance Expands to Empire Bay

Central Coast Performing Arts School Laycock St Dance is expanding its faculty and classes to Empire Bay Progress Hall for Term 2.

Laycock St Dance is thrilled to expand after only being established for a little over a year, after a thriving 2014, they opened up a West Gosford facility his year housing five studios, increasing its genres and teaching faculty.

Laycock St Dance offer classes in Highland, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, RAD Ballet, POP 101, Glee, Cheer, Acro, Performance and Drama.
They offer classes for students of all ages, males and females, from pre-schoolers to adults.

They have a limited class number policy, with an appropriatecostume policy with age appropriate music and choreography, with a number of performance opportunities and an Annual Concert.

For more information please check out their website or visit the Facebook page

For further information call studio Director Douglas McFarland on 0437677166

The Hub logo imageWhats On Logo button image THE HUB:
Competitions:

SeaFM DISCOVERED are taking submissions for the 2015 series.

SeaFM DISCOVERED Background:
The DISCOVERED singer/songwriter programme which started in 2011 runs a monthly series of competitive events over a 9 month period (annually) at the Hub Erina, Youth Entertainment Venue.

Last year’s Grand Final was held on the 12th December hosted by young person SeaFM radio host Nic Kelly, with a guest performance from Kelly Griffith (2012 DISCOVERY). The night was well attended by over 200 community members and Council representatives who enjoyed performances of the 12 finalists, including 4 x young people aged 10 and 11 from the Kids DISCOVERED heat.

* Lily Lewis received the 2014 DISCOVERY ( $4,000 in Macron Music Money),
* Catherine Frohlich was awarded 2nd place ( $1,500 in Macron Music Money),
* Jordan Fleming was awarded 3rd place ( $750 in Macron Music Money),
* Danikka Vassallo was awarded as the KIDS DISCOVERY ( $500 in Macron Music Money),
* Ashley Burke received an Encouragement Award ( $200 in Macron Music Money),
* Olivia Andrews received the Gina Jeffreys Singing and Performance Scholarship.

The DISCOVERED programme is multi faceted, and concurrently facilitates The Let Me Entertain programme, that was developed in conjunction with the DISCOVERED series of events. This programme was implemented as a result of interest from Terrigal high school to provide an opportunity for their senior Entertainment Students.

2015 Sponsors include Gosford City Council, Youth Services, The Hub Erina, Macron Music Erina, SeaFm, Gina Jeffreys and the Music Cellar Studios Supported by Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD).

This year's local qualifying heats take place monthly from June.

7 x exclusive SeaFm DISCOVERED events in 2015.
4 x great evenings of undiscovered talent
(Jun 5, July 3, Aug 7, Sept 4).
2 x enjoyable evenings across the singer/songwriters and vocalists
(Oct 2, Nov 6) .
1 x amazing evening of awe inspiring artistry
(Dec 4).

SeaFm KIDS DISCOVERED (7-12yrs) heat results.
Congratulations to the 3 young contestants that made it through last Friday evening heat, continuing on to the semi finals in Oct and Nov.
Judges choice: Daniela Vassallo, Jamie Croft, Lily Roome.
Opportunities for wild cards and people choice places continue after the last heat in September.

Next heat August 7 is full with the stage to be set with 14 young people (12-24yrs).

What are you waiting for?
Join the audience - Tickets at the door
Join the series - Registrations online at The Hub Website
Register, Bump in, Sing...

Sponsors:
* Gosford City Council, Youth Services,
* Macron Music Erina,
* Digital Wagon,
* Reservoir Records,
* Music Cellar Studios,
* Musicians Making a Difference, and
* Gina Jeffreys.

Register: http://www.thehuberina.com
Enquires : e: Jennifer.dias@gosford.nsw.gov.au
ph: 4304 7071

Battle of the Bands are taking submissions for the 2015 series.

Last year's Battle of the Bands Grand Final saw five local bands battle it out for thousands of dollars worth of cash & prizes. Open to all school students of any skill level. The winners of the heats go forward to the Semi Finals as they battle there way for a place at the Grand Final in November 2015. Proudly supported by your local government and local businesses Finalists receiving music vouchers sponsored by Macron Music Erina and Gosford Council Youth Services.

This year's local qualifying heats take place monthly from June.

2015 Sponsors include Gosford City Council, Youth Services, The Hub Erina, Macron Music Erina, The Grove Studios Supported by Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD).

The Hub Erina are welcoming sponsorships from the music industry and media and are open to discuss differing levels of sponsorship.

Band Registrations: www.thehuberina.com

Sponsorship Enquires:
e: Jennifer.dias@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Ph: 4304 7071

Term 3 Enrolments open for the Hub Erina's Mixed Martial Arts Programme, Rising Stars.
Classes held Thursdays
4:30 pm
Free
The Hub Erina Youth Entertainment Venue
(Located on Nth Sth Rd, Erina Fair, between the Erina Centre and Central Coast Dance School Enrol online at www.thehuberina.com

Term 3 Enrolments open for The Hub Erina's Dj classes, DJ Beats.
Classes held Thursdays
4:00 pm
Free
The Hub Erina Youth Entertainment Venue
(Located on Nth Sth Rd, Erina Fair, between the Erina Centre and Central Coast Dance School Enrol online at www.thehuberina.com

Term 3 auditions open for Gina Jeffreys singing and performance workshops.
Workshops and guitar classes run Monday's and Wednesday's at the Hub Erina.
For more details head to www.thehuberina.com

Fitness classes with Emily
Wednesday nights
6:30pm
$5
The Hub Erina Youth Entertainment Venue
(Located on Nth Sth Rd, Erina Fair, between the Erina Centre and Central Coast Dance School For more details head to www.thehuberina.com

The NEW Jazzercise
New Classes include Dance Mix. Strike. Fusion. Strength. Core Mondays and Fridays 9:30am Child Minding Available (Located on Nth Sth Rd, Erina Fair, between the Erina Centre and Central Coast Dance School For more details head to www.thehuberina.com



Palmdale Group imageWhats On Logo button image PALMDALE GROUP EVENTS:
Reflection Service
Remembering those that have passed away, the lighting of candles, readings, followed by light refreshments whilst listening to live flute and cello playing by Espressivo Ensemble

Where: Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park, Palmdale Road, Palmdale
Date: Saturday 27th June 2015
Time: Commencing at 3pm
Cost: Free
Hosted by Creightons Funeral Service
Enquiry phone 43621203 or 43241533

Coping with Loss – Grief and Loss Seminar
Creightons Funeral Service will host two free seminars in July with special guest presenter Father Rod Bower, which will shed light on the complex and emotional grieving process.
Understanding Grief & Loss is for members of the public who have recently lost a loved one, or who are supporting someone who is grieving. Whether anticipated or not, the death of a loved one is one of the most stressful experiences that one will encounter during life. Grief is our response to this loss and is a normal, natural and healthy response.

Where: Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park, Palmdale Road, Palmdale
When: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Time: Commencing at 10am
Cost: Free

Where: Greenway Chapel and Memorial Park, 460 Avoca Drive, Green Point
When: Thursday 30th July 2015
Time: Commencing at 4pm
Cost: Free
Hosted by Creightons Funeral Service
Enquiries phone 43621203 or 43241533

Chrysler Wake Fun Run imageWhats On Logo button image CHRYSLER WAKE FUN RUN 2015:
Join Us for lunch on the Village Green

All Classic Cars and Hot Rods welcome to enter in this free competition.

Enjoy a beautiful lunch on Canton Beach Foreshore.

Registration and Trophies on day of event.
Music by DJ Vinnie

Sponsored by Greater Toukley Vision, Wyong Shire Council, Meguiars, Shannon's amd liqui Moly.

Chrysler Wake Run Canton Beach NSW
1st and 2nd August 2015
Aug 1 at 11:00am to Aug 2 at 3:00pm
Toukley Village Green

Zoo n Snooze imageWhats On Logo button image ZOO & SNOOZE 2015:
Zoo&Snooze Changes Homelessness Perspective

“Spreading the message that homelessness can happen to anyone, from any economic background, from one job loss, one bad decision or one instance ofabuse is so important”.

The Annual Zoo and Snooze coordinated by Vicki de Carle from Coast Shelter, will be held at the Central Coast’s iconic Reptile Park on Friday 7th August, for the executive sleepout with a difference.

For the first time Zoo and Snooze has set a fundraising target of $100,00 please get behind this local initiative and donate where you can, please visit the Zoo & Snooze Website and follow the steps to make a donation or get involved.

Money raised from this event goes to Coast Shelter and stays on the Central Coast supporting its locals.

Unfortunately the vision many people have of homeless people is the drunk old man in the park, but that is rare. SO many homeless people are women and children fleeing domestic violence, young people escaping physical and sexual abuse, people with mental health issues and sometimes its just that life has thrown someone a curved ball.

One of the most important elements of Zoo and Snooze is that it raises awareness across the business community, it will change them forever, they get a little insight into what it would be like to have to carry your possessions, unpack your sleeping gear on the ground, try and get some sleep in the cold and then pack it all up again in the morning and move on.
“I am so proud of the Central Coast Business community who not only support this event but actually sleep on the ground in the freezing cold with every yeargetting more sleepers. It is really hard, uncomfortable and extremely cold, but they do it to support people who need a hand, isn’t that that great Aussie spirit displayed perfectly. “ said Vicki.

The minimum fundraising goal for each sleeper is set at $1,000 as a way to maximise fundraising potential and create greater awareness. The sleepers ask colleagues, friends and family to sponsor them to sleep rough for the night, each sleeper will ask everyone they know to donate or buy a raffle ticket, telling them why they are sleeping in rough which in turn raises awareness about homelessness.

“I couldn’t help but wonder how I would have coped if I had not had a home at any stage of my life and especially when my children were young”, she said.
“I will admit I was scared at the thought of sleeping in a park where I would be so vulnerable and I wanted an event where we could feel safe and yet still get the experience”, she added.

To keep up to date with Zoo and Snooze please visit the Facebook page

Ettalong Diggers Wedding Expo 2015 imageWhats On Logo button image ANNUAL BRIDAL EXPO:
Attention all newly weds, make sure you save the date Sunday 9th August 2015 from 10.30am - 3.00pm as you are officially invited to attend the Ettalong Diggers Annual Wedding Expo.

We pride our self in having only high quality suppliers who are local Central Coast based for all of your wedding needs.

Our Events team look forward to meeting you on Sunday the 9th August from 10.30am - 3.00pm.


Just Eat it imageWhats On Logo button image JUST EAT IT DOCUMENTARY FUNDRAISER:
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre is hosting a screening of "Just Eat It" on Thursday 13th August at 7pm.

This is an eye-opening documentary on food waste and should not be missed.

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away

The event is also a fundraiser for the Cancer Council as part of the 2015 Mystery Box Rally (a car rally similar to the Variety Bash).

Jeralyn is part of a team (team Spandex Squad) for the Mystery Box Rally and has to fundraise over $3000 for the Cancer Council.

Don't forget to book yourself a ticket :) Call the cinema on 4382 1777

Australian Ceramics Open Day imageWhats On Logo button image THIRD NATIONAL OPEN STUDIOS EVENT:

This August hundreds of potters across Australia will open their studios to the public over a weekend that promises to be a celebration of clay, creativity and community. Join us for our third national Open Studio’s event on Saturday the 15th and Sunday 16th August 2015 (10am to 3pm).

The event is hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association.

Stretch and explore beyond the city to the ocean vibes of The Central Coast where Ashley Fiona will open the doors to her Woy Woy studio welcoming both locals and travellers in to see what she creates.

Ashley specialises in creating handmade porcelain Ashkeepers; spherical hand painted vessels that nourish and replenish the soul with memories of one’s beloved/s. Leave behind the dust of everyday life and unearth your local potter this August!
www.ashleyfiona.com
www.australianceramics.com

Artist: Ashley Fiona, handmade porcelain Ashkeepers
Address: (contact Ashley via her website for studio number) Ocean Beach Rd, Woy Woy, NSW 2256.

Avoca Beach Primary School Annual Fair poster imageWhats On Logo button image AVOCA BEACH PRIMARY ANNUAL FAIR:
The Avoca Beach Public School is having their annual School Fun Fair on Sunday 16th August 2015, from 11am to 4pm.

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.

Avoca Beach Public School, The Round Drive, Avoca Beach

Snow Collective Heli Challenge poster imageWhats On Logo button image WORLD HELI CHALLENGE:
Winter Movie Premiere - Snow Collective - World Heli Challenge

Live and local band (To Be Advised) from 6:30pm to 7:30pm; Film premiere at 7:30pm

ESS specials and giveaways

Cure for brain cancer – Wear your favourite beanie on the night for your chance to win $100!

Breakers will also donate 20 cents from every drink sold at the Deck Bar to Cure for brain cancer
Saturday 22nd August 6.30pm Free


The Preatures imageWhats On Logo button image THE CRUEL TOUR:
Following their SOLD OUT Vivid “Live” Sydney Opera House and Dark MOFO Hobart shows, THE PREATURES have announced their final concert tour of 2015, ‘The Cruel Tour.

The National tour will hit capital cities as well as major regional locations from late August to early October.

THE PREATURES also reveal the video for their current single ‘CRUEL’ taken from their critically acclaimed debut album Blue Planet Eyes. Directed by Byron Spencer, the video includes footage shot by the band when they played a secret gig at venue Oxford Circus in Surry Hills.

The Preatures have hardly stopped for a breath since the release of Blue Planet Eyes last October which debuted at #4 on the ARIA Album Charts. A trip to their second home Austin, Texas for the acclaimed Austin City Limits Festival was followed by a sold out album tour in Australia rounding out 2014.

2015 began with a killer set at Triple J’s Beat The Drum party in Sydney, and shortly afterwards, an extensive world tour to over a dozen countries including USA, UK, France, Germany and Sweden cementing THE PREATURES reputation as one of the most exhilarating and mesmerising live bands on the circuit.
‘The Cruel Tour’ will include special guests THE CREASES, and a selection of Australia’s brightest emerging talent to open each show. These shows will be the last in support of Blue Planet Eyes with the band looking to begin writing and recording their follow-up album at the end of the year.

The Preatures are Isabella (Izzi) Manfredi (vocals, keys) Gideon Bensen (vocals, guitar), Jack Moffitt (lead guitar), Thomas Champion (bass) and Luke Davison (drums)

WHEN: 29th August 2015 - With special guests The Creases & Low Lux
WHERE: The Entrance Leagues Club

Whole Lotta Love imageWhats On Logo button image WHOLE LOTTA LOVE 2015:
"The show is about raw passion, without any fluff - it's honest and organic and comes from a place that connects with Zeppelin fans and lovers of great music" Joseph Calderazzo, WHOLE LOTTA LOVE's Creative Director

After sell out shows at Laycock St Theatre since 2007, Australia's longest running Led Zeppelin celebration concert returns for two huge shows on Friday 28th August and Saturday 29th August.

Book early - these shows will sell out!

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE 2015 will once again recreate the magic and mystique of Led Zeppelin featuring a sensational group of guest vocalists including:
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)
Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus)
Simon Meli (The Widowbirds)
Dallas Frasca
Frank Lakoudis (The Voice)

Joined by a 9 piece band featuring some of the country's best rock musicians, string section and big screen visuals, WHOLE LOTTA LOVE will deftly traverse the back catalogue of the biggest band in rock history.

CCEntertainment was established in 2003 by Martin Contemprée and Joseph Calderazzo with the stated aim of producing concerts of the highest quality that celebrate and re-interpret the words and music of iconic bands and recording artists from the 60‘s and 70‘s.
To date they have achieved this with capacity crowds at some of Sydney’s finest venues including The Enmore Theatre, The Lyric Theatre (Star City) and The Basement, as well as a string of sold out shows at The Laycock Street Theatre in Gosford.

CCE’s successful shows include the Pink Floyd ‘Great Gig In The Sky’, Rolling Stones ‘Beggars Banquet’, The Beatles ‘A Day In The Life 67 – 70’, Stevie Wonder ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’, Elton John ‘Captain Fantastic’, The Doors ‘Feast Of Friends’, Fleetwood Mac ‘Running Through The Shadows’, Van Morrison Tribute, ‘Tangled Up In Dylan’ and Led Zeppelin ‘Whole Lotta Love’ concerts.

Pearl Beach Glee Club imageWhats On Logo button image VARIETY CONCERTS:
Glee Club Variety Concerts - Pearl Beach Singers present ‘Old English Music Hall’

The English Music Hall began and grew from humble play houses and halls in the early 19th Century – where poor people could enjoy live theatre. By the 1830’s it had blossomed into and embraced the rich traditions of the Music Hall and was held in grand theatres in London such as The Old Vic & Drury Lane. It presented all facets of that era – some of the best variety talent the world could offer, Comedians, Singers, Ventriloquists, Musicians & Dancers. It’s sad demise began in the early 20th Century when other forms of entertainment began to take place.

But the spirit survives and continues to this day, and now with great pride and pleasure we would like to present a tribute to the wonderful memory and history of “Ye Olde English Music Hall”. The Pearl Beach Glee Club Singers follows a long tradition of musical theatre, formed in the nineteen fifties to raise funds to complete the Memorial Hall putting on a number of “Grand Concerts” with many of the local community having no previous theatrical experience.

Dr John Irvine as Master of the concert, and author of the Melodrama – Murder in Pearl Beach says, “this year’s concert promises to build on what is fast becoming a splendid tradition, and the 2015 programme will surprise and delight with a great variety of local talent performed by extraordinary musicians – young and old, amateur and professional’. He continues, “well known Central Coast personalities – Chris King actor and Musical Theatre identity will perform a number from the good old days, while ABC radio personality Scott Levi and partner will dance with the stars”.

Dr Irvine continues, “Pearl Beach is committed to the long tradition of bringing music to the community and we are delighted to be including young Central Coast Conservatorium music students in the 2015 programme. We invite everyone to come along and re-live an era before the advent of television, video, CD’s and I-Pods, a time when entertainment was often impromptu and always spontaneous”.

Friday 28th 7.30pm & Saturday 29th 2.30pm
Pearl Beach Singers present ‘Old English Music Hall’
Pearl Beach Memorial Hall
Cost $20 child under 15 $10
Bookings 4342 7797 & 0407 695 367


Gosford Caravan Camping and Outdoor living Show logo imageWhats On Logo button image CARAVAN CAMPING & OUTDOOR 2015:
On Track To Be A Winner With Outdoor Leisure And Pleasure Seekers

The Gosford Caravan Camping & Outdoor Living Show rolls into the Gosford Race Club from Friday 28 August through to Sunday 30 August 2015

A Central Coast extravaganza designed specifically for leisure and outdoor pleasure seekers, the 2015 show is being held at the Coast's premier event venue ensuring visitors a day to remember.

Showcasing the very latest in caravans, campers and camping paraphernalia, the show also shines a spotlight on outdoor leisure pleasures. Fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and tourism destinations are high on the agenda.

Branded as a one stop outdoor living shop, the show is family friendly with free rides for the kids, entertainment, balloons and a feast of food to satisfy the most voracious appetites.

A major highlight will be the Yamaha Super Tank. The largest mobile fishing show in the Southern Hemisphere, at 15m long and 3m wide, it provides a fish-eye view of life under the water. The tank is filled with live barramundi, so novices through to the experienced angler can learn how to increase their strike rates. Casting demonstrations, the latest lures, boat safety, knife sharpening and fishing destinations are all part of the Super Tank rolling fishing shows.

The Gosford Caravan Camping & Outdoor Living Show, Gosford Race Club, Racecourse Road, Gosford West, Friday August 28 - Sunday August 30.

Gates open at 10am, adults $15, concession $12, kids under 17 free.
Tickets at the gate.
Car parking complimentary.

For more information: Liz Sullivan at BossMan
Email: lizsullivanpr@hotmail.com.au
WEBSITE of Facebook Page

Good TImes Festival imageWhats On Logo button image GOOD TIMES FESTIVAL 2015:
Celebrate the awakening of spring

Celebrate the awakening of spring with music, art and friends at the inaugural Good Times Festival @ Mangrove Mountain Hall on Saturday the 5th of September.

Headlining the event will be the Central Coast's favorite alternative blues & roots duo, Grizzlee Train, in one of their first shows back in Australia after their tour of the U.S. with Kasey Chambers. Grizzlee Train have taken the music world by storm since forming early last year, with their energetic shows winning them new fans all over the country. The duo also joined the likes of previous winners, Kim Churchill and Eddie Boyd & the phatapillars in winning the Byron Bay Bluesfest busking competition this year.

Also on the lineup will be Newcastle's Jack Dawson and rising star, Woodie McClean. Jack Dawson, who has been performing since he was just 13 years old, became an international YouTube sensation after a fan uploaded a video of him busking with his unique guitar skills, which has since had 300,000 views worldwide. Jack has recently performed at Sydney's Vivid festival. Woodie McClean has won praise from critics and music lovers alike, with many comparing his vocal style to the great James Taylor.

Along with the great music, Good Times festival will be the perfect place to explore your creativity in the art space, with canvases, paints, brushes etc supplied so you can create your own masterpiece with your friends to either take home or donate your finished art work to the charity auction (all proceeds donated to the upkeep and restoration of our local heritage listed buildings, Mangrove Mountain Hall (circa 1927) and Fairview Homestead (circa 1923).

Enjoy the great food and refreshments on offer and welcome in the season with friends, art and great music at Good Times festival at Mangrove Mountain Heritage Hall, Saturday the 5th of September.

Doors open 6pm. Tickets are limited and cost $15 + bf (All ages) and are now on sale via www.trybooking.com/144913

Keep up to date with this Festival from the Ball In The Hall page on Facebook.

Tai Chi session imageWhats On Logo button image TAI CHI IN THE PARK 2015:
Free Tai Chi Park Lessons

Come and join us in the park and experience the wonderful art called Tai Chi, if you've never tried Tai Chi this is the ideal opportunity to experience this wonderful ancient art form, Tai Chi is a set of low impact exercises which are gentle on the body and is suitable for people of all ages.

With regular practise Tai Chi can help many health conditions such as Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Improve Bone Density, Circulatory System, Improve Balance and many more conditions. No need to book just come along and try it out


Sunday 16th August 2015 10.00am
Phyllis Bennett Park. Webb Street , East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens
Sunday 1st November 2015 10.00am
Phyllis Bennett Park. Webb Street , East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens.

Central Coast Concert Band imageWhats On Logo button image CENTRAL COAST CONCERT BAND:
Central Coast Concert band - Concert Series 2015

Featuring the Central Coast Concert band, soloists, guests and great music.

Suitable for all ages.

Concert 1 : Sunday, 12th July, 2pm
Concert 2 : Sunday, 20th September, 2pm
Concert 3 : Sunday, 6th December, 2pm

Gosford RSL Club, 26 Central Coast Highway, West Gosford NSW 2250

Tickets will be available at the door
Subscription price for all three concerts $50
Phone 4328 1951 or 0413 849 307 for further information




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