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* Ricochet - a Beyond Blue Fundraiser Read more
* Hardys Bay Club - New owners, new restaurant and entertainment - They're back! Read More
* Jake Cassars Rock and Jam Sessions 2nd Friday Monthly
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* Coast Shelter will assume the administration and management of all homeless refuges on the Central Coast Read More
* The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue Program and Events 2014 Various dates
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* Youth Arts Warehose Program of Events and Classes various dates 2014
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* Notes from our Local Councils; New Waste Wise Free Workshops dates; New bins for fishing litter at The Entrance; Win an Ipad Mini Read More
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* Exhibitions on show at Gosford Regional Gallery 19 July to 7th September Read More
* Three Concerts Not To Be Missed from Central Coast Conservatorium June to August 2014
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* Coast Connect Day Niagara Park Stadium 7th August 2014
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* CCEntertainment presents The 11th annual Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Celebration 15th & 16th August 2014 Read More
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* The McClymonts Announce New Single, Album And Tour 22nd August 2014
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* 2014 Crossroads Festival 23rd & 24th August 2014 Read More
* Business & Professional Networking Event Monday, 25 August 2014 Read More
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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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Central COast Blues Society imageWhats On Logo button image CENTRAL COAST BLUES SOCIETY:
The Central Coast Blues Society Inc. exists to foster Blues Music on the Central Coast of NSW Australia.

There is a regular Monthly Jam Session on the First Sunday of each Month at The Breakers Country Club Terrigal NSW commencing at 5pm

The next event will be the July Session (Sunday 6th) with houseband to be confirmed

The Central Coast Blues Society Inc. is a not-for-profit collective of music lovers and musicians who share a common passion and interest in contemporary rhythm and blues music.

Our aim is to support a family friendly environment that will both educate and showcase blues music and blues music culture within the wider community.

This not-for-profit, voluntary organisation runs as The Central Coast Blues Society to raise the profile of rhythm and blues music through various activities including;
* Regular Monthly Blues Jam Sessions hosted by a house band to develop artistry and experience.
* Maintaining an active media presence to inform members and non-members of the society's activities and to promote rhythm and blues music.
* Stage and present The Central Coast Blues Society Annual Blues Awards for blues music on the Central Coast.
* Stage larger productions to bring national and international Rhythm and Blues artists to the Central Coast.
* Affiliation and networking with similar organisations around the country and on the Central Coast.
* Fostering of young musicians via contact with local schools and youth organisations.

Here is a link to our Facebook page with all the details

Membership is open to all and entitles the member to participate in the monthly meetings; The monthly meeting has been changed and will now occur on the Wednesday after the Jam each month at Shelly Beach Golf Club at 7.30 pm.

Membership Prices are:
Standard $30.00
Family (2 Adults) $45.00 + $10.00 for u/18's
Under 18's $15.00

Hardys Bay Club logo imageWhats On Logo button image HARDYS BAY CLUB:
New owners Bruce and Sandy Murray have injected new life into the club with exciting renovations a foot. The club is alive and well

Their aim was to open an excellent restaurant and so Bistro 14 was officially opened on Saturday 19th July 2014.

New chefs Damien Battye and Dane have worked at quality establishments in both Sydney and the Central Coast.

Head Chef, Damien earned a SMH's Chef hat and prior to the club he was at Audreys at MacMasters Beach.

Opening service times:
Thursday to Monday nights for dinner.
Lunch is Friday to Sunday.
Bookings essential.

The bar has an emphasis on local craft beers and local wines.

The Club has free live music most Fridays and Saturdays.
Each Sunday a live Music jam.

Check out the website for more details

The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue logo imageWhats On Logo button image THE HUB PROGRAM & EVENTS:
Programmes and Events open for registration at the Hub in 2014.

Are you interested in learning the art of Mixed Martial Arts? The HUB continues to offer free workshops to young people (12 – 18yrs)in 2014.
Thursdays 4 - 5pm

Trained by World Champions - Join the HUB's MMA community to build confidence, discipline, fitness & self-defence.
Register your interest at www.thehuberina.com

DJ Programme:
Are you interested in learning to DJ? The HUB now offers a free workshop series in 2014.
Numbers are limited to 4 x people (12-18yrs) per term.
Register your interest at www.thehuberina.com

Film Programme:
Gosford Council’s Youth Services Team are running a few film projects this year and inviting young people to participate and share their talent and interest with the Central Coast community.

Film Global:
If you enjoy cultural diversity, the Film Global programme may tantalise your interests as each month features a different cultural community group from the Central Coast.

Held on the 2nd Friday of the month from March, groups showcase their culture through a screening of a film, complimented with a light supper.
A partnership programme with GCC YS and Northern Settlement Services, Monthly updates can be found at www.thehuberina.com

Let Me Entertain You
'Let Me Entertain You' is a vocational mentoring programme that will suit young people studying Entertainment, to gain industry skills in various roles (lighting, sound, stage crew, front of house, promotion).

Under the guidance of Council's Youth Events Officer, Sound and Lighting Technicians young people can put into practice the necessary skills involved in a live production.

There are also opportunities for young people to undertake an internship to learn to stage their own drug and alcohol free events.
The internship covers various aspects of event delivery and provides advice and support to enable young people to activate their local music scene and create sustainable youth events.

Gosford City Youth Council
The Gosford City Youth Council (GCYC) aim to engage, involve and empower young people in civil service in meaningful ways.
GCYC aim to:
* Improve young people's access to council services and facilities;
* Raise awareness about the real issues that affect young people;
* Advocate on behalf of young people;
* Meet monthly at Gosford Council 49 Mann St
For more information contact Fiona Morrison 4325 8814

YAW logo imageWhats On Logo button image THE YOUTH ARTS WAREHOUSE:
YAW THEATRE Professional Development Program
This is an exciting program delivered by industry experts from the Australian Theatre for Young People and master classes with well known actors such as Samuel Johnson pictured above and Rob Carlton. Participants will collaborate together in script writing, directing and acting producing a live play in November & a short play festival in 2015, this is a very exciting time for us to take our theatre program to the next level, creating young emerging directors and play writes. Supported by Gosford City Council Community development funding.

STARTING July 22nd
$100 per term
Limited spaces so book in NOW - 34 232374
Youth Arts Warehouse
Parkside Building, 123 Donnison Street, Gosford

Produce and Record an original song, any music style or experience welcome.
Date: JULY 29th- Sept 16th
Time: 3-5pm
Address: Colongra Bay Hall, Lake Munmorah
Cost: FREE

Music Song Writing and Recording
Date: July 29th- Sept 17th
Time: Wednesday's 4.00pm-6.00pm
Cost: $90
Time slots allocated FOR ONE ON ONE
Cost: $40-2 hour session ,must book

YAW Theatre Professional Development Program
Be part of a dynamic theatre group write & produce a live play. Script writing, acting, characterization and drama games, directing, stage manager and more

Date: July 22nd- November 18th
Time: Thursday's 4-6pm
Age: 12-20yrs
Cost: $100 per term

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.
Produce a Mural for Gosford Hospital's Children's Ward, Adolescent chill out lounge

Date: July 24th- Sept 18th
Time: Thursday's 4-6pm
Age: 12-25yrs
Cost: $80 for 8 weeks

Peninsular Digital Stories
If you are a Young Person from the Peninsular and interested in digital media and story telling this is for you.

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

Jake Cassar - whatsoncentralcoast imageWhats On Logo button image JAKES ROCK AND JAM SESSIONS:
Jakes Rock and Jam Sessions

Enjoy 2 hours of fun with local singer, songwriter and musician Jake Cassar as he teaches you rhythm, voice and music appreciation.

Starts Friday, 9th May at Fairhaven, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.

Jakes Rock and Jam Sessions will then be held monthly on every SECOND Friday at 10 am. The sessions will finish at 12pm.

The cost:
* $5 for music session only or
* $8 for the music session and morning tea.

You must book in advance;
call 0243 233 566 or email enquiries@fairhavenservices.com.au

Artists 50 years of age and over.

Entry Fee: $5 per artwork (A limit of two (2) entries from each exhibitor -each exhibitor will have at least one entry hung).

* Sponsored by Gosford City Council
* Organised by Gosford 50 + Leisure & Learning Centre
* Completed Entry Form to be lodged at 50+ Leisure & Learning Centre, 217 Albany Street North, Gosford, by FRIDAY, 15 August 2014.
* Artwork Entries Must Be Delivered To 50+ Leisure & Learning Centre On Monday, 15 September 2014 Between 9.00am And 11.00am.

Forms incl Terms and conditions can be downloaded from the Council Website

For more information contact the Gosford 50 + Leisure & Learning Centre: Ph:4304 7065

Sneaks For Streets imageWhats On Logo button image SNEAKS FOR STREETS 2014:
Homeless No More's Sneaks 4 Streets Charity Fundraising Walkathon
Date Sunday, 3rd August, 2014
Time 9am - 6pm
Location Chittaway Bay to The Entrance Option 1, Chittaway Bay to Soldiers Beach Option 2

Homelessness is dramatically increasing on the Central Coast. In the past year, there has been a staggering 110% rise in the number of people becoming homeless on our streets; making the Central Coast the worst region in NSW for homelessness.

Families with four or more children are sleeping in their cars, on the streets, in parks and even in caves in our local bush land.

So… with our Upcoming Event and “Paying It Forward”: Get your sneakers on and help us raise money for the Homeless on the Central Coast by joining Homeless No More – “Sneaks 4 Streets” Charity Fundraising Walkathon on Sunday 3 August 2014 – simply complete the walkathon registration form to get started.

Central Coast Conservatorium imageWhats On Logo button image THREE CONCERTS NOT TO BE MISSED:
Central Coast Conservatorium presents

1. THE COMPOSERS' CONCERT SERIES #1 - Friday June 27 @ 7pm. Adults $15, Student/Child $7. Doors open 6.45pm Central Coast Youth Orchestra will perform a new composition by local composer Christopher Sainsbury. 'Beach Holiday' is reminiscent of the sun and surf, being out on the water waiting for a wave, and all the wonderful memories we have of our holidays spent lying on the beach. Warren Jiang (pic below) will play a stylistic performance of the first movement from Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto on the beautiful handcrafted grand piano which has been loaned to CC Conservatorium by Stuart & Sons of Newcastle. A Stuart & Sons piano is the product of craftsmanship, passion and dedication. It is a rare and beautiful instrument that respects tradition while embracing innovation. The result is a unique piano that has been hailed as the best, with a distinct ‘New Voice', an extra octave and foot pedals, requiring additional skill from the pianist. Stuart & Sons and Central Coast Conservatorium are excited to be showcasing one such piano for enthusiasts on the Central Coast. Also performing will be Central Coast Children's Choir, Central Coast Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Central Coast Primary Wind Ensemble and Central Coast Chamber Orchestra, our Premier Ensembles! Canteen open!

2. Refraction with William Chen - Sunday 13th July @ 2.30pm. Adults $28, Snrs $25, Conc $20, Student/Child $10 Refraction is a chamber ensemble comprising a mixture of talented young musicians and mature performers with wide experience in Opera, Symphonic and Chamber music. Lead by internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor, Ronald Thomas, Refraction embraces the cumulative professional experience of its members to present chamber music performances of the highest quality. Pianist William Chen will travel from Shanghai, where he is currently Professor of Piano at the Shanghai Conservatorium, to perform Mendelssohn’s piano sextet - a work requiring virtuosic capability from the pianist. Chen will perform the piece on the Stuart & Sons piano. The program will include Beethoven's Septet Op. 20 for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Clarinet, Bassoon and French Horn and Mendelssohn's Sextet Op. 110 for piano and strings. Afternoon tea included.

3. Concertante Ensemble - Appalachian Spring Concert - Sunday 3rd August @ 2.30pm. Adults $35, Snrs $28, Conc $25, Student/Child $15
Copland's Appalachian Spring premiered in 1944 and has achieved widespread and enduring popularity as an orchestral suite. It will be performed by the Concertante Ensemble with guest artists Frank Celata (SSO Clarinet), Vanessa Ropa (Flute), Verna Lee (Harp), Krzysztof Malek playing the Stuart & Sons piano, and with Patrick Brennan as conductor. Also on the program will be Strauss' Concertino for Bassoon & Clarinet and Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp. Afternoon tea included.

All Concerts At Gosford Anglican Church, 3 Mann St, Gosford Pre-Bookings Recommended For tickets, phone Central Coast Conservatorium on
4324 7477

More information: www.centralcoastconservatorium.com.au

Coast Connect Day imageWhats On Logo button image COAST CONNECT DAY:
Coast Connect Day on Thursday 7th August 2014 will be held at the Niagara Park Stadium.

Coast Connect day’s aim is to connect to those finding it tough at the moment, the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in our Central Coast community. This focused community event is a day which brings together all of those agencies and services who can offer assistance under one roof.

Over 60 government and non-government services/agencies and armies of volunteers will come together for one day, to assist as many as possible. Those needing assistance will have access to services that may help them along the path to maintain their tenancies and even to end their homelessness.

Laurie Maher, Executive Officer for Coast Shelter stated “Coast Connect Day is not only about linking people who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless with valuable resources and services; it’s also about creating awareness within the greater community.”

Coast Connect day allows the whole community to come together and GET CONNECTED! It is about helping to provide essential resources and services to those who need it most.

Free travel passes are available from the Coast Community Centre, Mary Macs, Housing NSW and Centrelink offices. Practical assistance which we sometimes take for granted will also be available on the day including housing and employment assistance, health and dental checks, clothing, legal services, accommodation and educational services.
Haircuts and a little pampering along with food and beverages will all be provided free of charge at this wonderful community event.

The Chairperson for Coast Connect Day, Bob Thomas stated “Homelessness is a growing concern on the Central Coast and numbers will continue to rise if we don’t address the issues that these people face on a day to day basis.
We can move mountains when we all work together to achieve a common goal. Coast Connect day will break down barriers that prevent people from moving forward and provide practical services and responses that will make a real difference”

Facebook Event link or see Coast Shelter Facebook:

Further information: Shayne Silvers, Coast Shelter (02) 43253540

Zoo N Snooze imageWhats On Logo button image ZOO AND SNOOZE:
Zoo and Snooze is a one night Sleepout held at the Australian Reptile Park on Friday the 8th August 2014.

Zoo and Snooze Executive Sleepout has 2 main aims. They are to raise funds and to raise awareness through the business community, of the issues surrounding homelessness on the Central Coast of NSW.

The Sleepout will be the Australian Reptile Park on Friday 8th August. Executives, business owners and their staff will sleepout to have a small insight of what homeless people experience every night. Although we can never truly experience being homeless from one night in the cold, it will help open our eyes a little.

So, step out of your comfort zone, enjoy a night of networking and fun and help us raise some money.

Before the event
•Raise or Donate $1000 to be entitled to attend the Zoo and Snooze Sleepout •Sell raffle tickets – the raffle is in place and we will supply tickets as required
•Get sponsors, ask friends or colleagues to sponsor you
•Host some fundraising events
•Gather a team to participate together, it could be a company team or a group of friends
•Tell your colleagues and friends what you are doing and why. This will help us raise awareness of the issue of homelessness and suicide on the Central Coast
See the website for more details

CC Entertainment Whole Lotta Love imageWhats On Logo button image CCENT - WHOLE LOTTA LOVE:
CC Entertainment invite you to experience the 11th annual Whole Lotta Love concert over two BIG nights!

This epic concert has toured nationally and built a peerless reputation for exceptional interpretations, stunning musicianship and numerous spine-tingling moments.

Guest vocalists Simon Meli (The Widowbirds), Jack Jones (Southern Sons), Amy Findlay (Stonefield) Zkye and Jimmy Cupples (The Voice) will join a 9 piece band, including string section, under the creative direction of Joseph Calderazzo (guitars) to traverse the back catalogue of the biggest band in rock history. ‘Stairway To Heaven’, ‘Rock And Roll’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘The Rain Song’, ‘Moby Dick’, ‘Back Dog’, ‘Ramble On’, ‘No Quarter’ and many more make this show unmissable.

Sold out at Laycock since 2007, secure your tickets quickly!

‘Rock tribute shows don’t get any better than ‘Whole Lotta Love’’
Glenn A Baker (2013)

WHERE: Laycock Street Theatre
WHEN: 15th & 16th August 2014
COST: Member $50, Adult $55, Concession $50, Groups 8+ $50
Special price for patrons buying ticket/s to both shows - $90

Doors at 7.00pm - Show at 8.00pm

To book tickets
PHONE: 4323 3233 or online or visit Laycock Street Theatre Box Office between 10am-5pm Monday -Friday or 9am-12pm on Saturdays.

Full time Uni/Tafe students NSW Govt. senior card (over 60) Centrelink age pension card Centrelink unemployment card single parent pension card Veterans Affairs

2 years - year 12 high school

For wheelchair accessible seating or special needs contact 02 4323 3233a

97.3 Rock On Dance Night poster imageWhats On Logo button image ROCK ON WITH 97.3FM:
Meet the presenters of your local Community Radio Station 97.3FM.

Come dance and enjoy the entertainment at the Halekulani Bowling Club.

Prizes, Giveaways, Lucky Door LMFM 97.3 Membership Renewal Draw (major prize 3 nights in Mudgee)

More info on www.97-3fm.com

When: Saturday 16th August 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Where: Halekulani Bowling Club 50 Natuna Ave Budgewoi 2262

limited to 400 Tickets be quick pre-purchase your tickets soon.

Tickets $5 purchase from the Club or telephone Club on (02) 4390-6400
Radio Station Secretary 0408 118 359

Pearl Beach Glee Club Variet Concert 2014 poster imageWhats On Logo button image PEARL BEACH GLEE CLUB & FRIENDS PRESENT ‘A VARIETY CONCERT':
The Pearl Beach Glee Club will delight and entertain you

The Pearl Beach Glee Club follows a long tradition of musical theatre and formed as a musical group in the nineteen fifties to raise funds to complete the Memorial Hall by putting on a number of “Grand Concerts”. Many of the local community had no previous theatrical experience, however at their first concert in June 1950 they presented an exciting night of musical entertainment which included skits, comedy items, and musical renditions, concluding with a number of popular melodies for the audience to join in.

Current Musical Director Diane Orton was implemental in re-forming the group in 2010 with like minded music lovers to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original Glee Club. The success of the anniversary concert encouraged the tradition to continue and each year members have maintained the pleasure of regular meetings around the piano. This year’s concert promises to build on what is fast becoming a splendid tradition, and the 2014 programme will surprise and delight with a great variety of local talent performed by extraordinary musicians - young and old, amateur and professional. Included in this year's concert will be a special duo act performed by two well known Central Coast identities – Chris King a talented musical theatre performer, and ABC radio personality Scott Levi.

Included in the program will be vocal and instrumental items, community singing and mini-dramas. Glee Club members will entertain with ‘ The Drunkard's Dilemma' and members of the Pearl Beach Youth Theatre will perform a short melodrama ‘Count Rottenness Returns'.

Pearl Beach is committed to continue the long tradition of bringing music to the community and will be including young Central Coast Conservatorium music students in the 2014 programme.
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.

Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 9 Diamond Road
7.30pm, Friday 22nd and 2.30pm, Saturday 23rd August
Adults $20 – Children (under 15) $10 includes programme and welcome drink
Bookings recommended (02) 4343 1455

Crossroads 2014 poster imageWhats On Logo button image CROSSROADS CLASSICAL FESTIVAL:
The 2014 Crossroads Festival has four fantastic concerts on the 23rd and 24th of August.

As always, this year’s festival will showcase the Central Coast’s foremost classical musicians and many special guests.

The Crossroads Festival program is again focusing on fundraising and we are partnering with Brentwood Retirement Village, Kincumber and Greenway Chapel, Green Point, for an amazing program that will celebrate masterpieces of music on the Coast.

At Brentwood Village at 11am and 2pm on Saturday the 23rd August, pianist Simon Tedeschi will perform inspirational piano solos and partner with Glen Donnelly and the three Ward brothers to perform Schubert’s truly epic work the ‘Trout’ quintet.
Awe inspiring rising star violinist Harry Ward is performing in two concerts on Saturday at Brentwood Village and showcasing many wonderful pieces as soloist and with his brothers Ben and Jack.

On Sunday the 24th August at 11am and 2pm at Greenway Chapel the historical Adderley harpsichord, Australia’s first harpsichord made in the 1960’s with Australian timbers will be featured.
This year, virtuoso Harpsichordist Erin Helyard, a Central Coast resident for many years, will be featured in both Sunday concerts. The Concertante Ensemble will be playing Bach’s Brandenburg No. 5 and performing with outstanding cellist Chris Pidcock who will bring us the brilliant Vivaldi cello concerto in B minor. Our celebrated Charmian Gadd has chosen a favourite of hers, the Vivaldi violin concerto “Summer”. We are truly privileged to have such a luminous artist as Charmian perform for us again.

Our Full Subscription package deal of $99 for all 4 concerts and lunch on both days is superb value with more and more people enjoying this festival feature each year. Tickets to individual concerts are $35.

This is a very special occasion for music lovers on the Central Coast and beyond. We would be honored to have you attend and support the festival and warmly invite you to come and experience a wonderful program of exciting and uplifting music. The last six festivals were a great success mostly through the support of music lovers and patrons passing on the news of this exciting event.

Email info@asa.edu.au or phone 0437 399896 www.asa.edu.au

Saturday August 23 - 11am - Festival Concert 1 - "Piano Grandis"; Simon Tedeschi, Harry and Jack Ward and Tom Beasley
Brentwood Auditorium, Brentwood Village, Kincumber

Saturday August 23 - 2pm - Festival Concert 2 - "Family of Strings"; Simon Tedeschi, Harry Ward, Glen Donnelly, Jack Ward and Ben Ward
Brentwood Auditorium, Brentwood Village, Kincumber

Sunday August 24 - 11am - Festival Concert 3 - "Heavenly Harpsichords";with Erin Helyard
Greenway Chapel, 460 Avoca Dr, Green Point

Sunday August 24 - 2pm - Festival Concert 4 - "Baroque Bliss"; Concertante Ensemble, Erin Helyard, Chris Pidcock and Charmian Gadd
Greenway Chapel, 460 Avoca Dr, Green Point

Tickets (per concert): $35 Adult, $20 Student, $95 Family.
Full Festival Subscriptions $99

Rotary logo imageWhats On Logo button image BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT:
The Rotary Clubs of Terrigal and Erina Inc. are joining forces to assist business and professional people in the local area. Rotary is a worldwide service organisation committed to high ethical standards. In this difficult economic climate, we are working to encourage business and professional development through networking.

We will also conduct a raffle on the night with great prizes to support local Rotary projects such as Youth Driver Awareness, Model United Nations Assembly and community groups such as Coast Shelter and Camp Breakaway

Join dozens of other business and professional people at Breakers Country Club on Monday, 25 August, 2014 to expand your business and professional network, find new customers, referrals and suppliers from the Central Coast.

This event will provide an opportunity for you to come and tell your story to new people, find people who can meet your needs and have conversations that lead to growth in your business.
You are welcome to distribute business cards, advertising material, gift vouchers, or free samples on the night.

Attendance is limited to the first 100 people with a trade, business, or profession based on the Central Coast.
Tickets are $35 per person, including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink and a stand-up buffet.

Business & Professional Networking Event
Monday, 25 August 6.30pm-9.30pm
Breakers Country Club, Wamberal

Camp Quality imageWhats On Logo button image CAMP QUALITY CHARITY EVENING:
We are busy organising our inaugural Camp Quality 1000 k’s 4 Kids Charity Evening which will take place on the 30th August (attended by 350 people) at the Showroom at the Mingara Recreation Club. This event is an effort to raise some much needed funds for our local Camp Quality kids and continue to provide them with Camps and Fun Therapy activities.

The emphasis of this event is to raise funds specifically for the 2014 Camp Quality 1000km Ride and the Central Coast team that will be heading out on this 10 day event in September.

For the first time, the Central Coast Camp Quality team will try it’s hand at a Charity Event as another great way to raise funds.
We see this as fantastic exposure and recognition to businesses since it will held at one of the more salubrious and popular venues on the coast attracting a huge and diverse audience from the local area.. Obvious acknowledgements of contributions will be publicised and there are many planned events on the evening to promote donations.

The night will comprise of live music and entertainment, games, trivia, challenges, raffles and auctions and should be an absolute blast!!

Mingara One is the major sponsor for our team which we are absolutely delighted about. We are sharing this delight and hoping to put a big stamp on the Mingara One social calendar with all gym members and staff invited to come along to this event as well as running and joining in various challenges within the gym leading up to the ride throughout the preceding months.

Yes it is about raising funds but it is also about getting some great community spirit and friendships happening across the local area. Members and, friends or family of members, are all welcome.

To make this a success, I hope that you may be able to support us by being involved in the challenges and future events or even donating a Gift Voucher or item that we can use at this event in our Raffles/Prizes/Auctions. If you are aware of local businesses that might want to donate or attend please let us know.

I know you are asked by lots of people for donations, but as Camp Quality receives no Government funding at all, we have to rely solely on the generosity of people such as yourselves to keep bringing smiles to these courageous kids faces.

Camp Quality is a non profit organisation that is committed to bringing hope and happiness to every child living with cancer, their families and communities.

We passionately believe in the power of fun in helping children and their families overcome the challenges that cancer brings.

We believe Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Valley View Public School logo imageWhats On Logo button image COMMUNITY FETE 2014:
Valley View Public School Community Fete

Valley View Public School is very excited to announce our school will be running a fete in term 3 this year, it will be held on Sunday 31st August from 10am to 2pm.
The Facebook Page for the event will keep you updated with information regarding the fete.

Some of the fun included on the day are stalls, performances from Laycock St Dance and OnStage Dance Studios, rides and games, The Big Yellow Bus and more fun for all ages.
Valley View Public School Community Fete
Sunday 31st August 10am-2pm
Valley View Public School, Chamberlain Road, Wyoming

Avoca Beach Public School Fair imageWhats On Logo button image ANNUAL FAIR 2014:
Avoca Beach Public School Fun Fair

The Avoca Beach Public School P & C Association is having their annual School Fun Fair on Sunday 31st August 2014 from 11am to 4pm.

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

Events include: Large range of rides to suit all ages, cash raffle with first prize of $2500, side-show games, Devonshire Teas, Large and small prize raffles, Cakes, Slices and jam Stalls, Books, CD’s and media Stall, Live Entertainment and much more!

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

For the kids we have action-packed games, fun rides, craft as well as face painting, tattoos and funky hair!
Fun for your whole family!
Avoca Beach Public School, The Round Drive, Avoca Beach.

Nate Butler Studios imageWhats On Logo button image SING FOR YOUR SUPPER 2014:
Sing For Your Supper III - Singing Competition at Shelly Beach Golf Club!

Heat 1 - Friday 25th July
Heat 2 - Friday 8th August
Heat 3 - Friday 22nd August
Heat 4 - Sunday 31st August
Grand Final - Friday 5th September


Open Age
1st prize $700 cash
Audience vote $500 cash

Under 15's
1st prize $500 cash
Audience vote $300 cash

Best Original Artist (all ages)
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Plant lovers Fair imageWhats On Logo button image PLANT LOVERS FAIR 2014:
Central Coast Garden Shows Incorporated presents the 2nd Plant Lovers Fair at Kariong!

Following the enthusiastic response to the Plant Lovers Fair in 2013 the Central Coast Garden Shows Inc is presenting an exciting and bigger Plant Lovers Fair in September.

This quality garden show will feature 40 specialist nurseries bringing rare, unusual and collectable plants not often found in garden centres.

Plants suitable for warm and cool climates will be for sale. The range of plants offered include edible plants -herbs, vegetables, fruit trees; ornamental shrubs and trees, perennials, bulbs, succulents, orchids, bromeliads, cacti and bonsai.

When: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014
Location: Kariong Mountains High School, Festival Drive, Kariong NSW
Open 9 am – 4 pm
Entry - $10pp, Children free, $8 pp for bus groups

• Free Car and Coach Parking
• Information Stall
• Plant Minding Services
• A Variety of Refreshments
• Event Administration Office

Special Attractions:
• Free Speakers
• Free advice from the plant exhibitors

Exhibitor Information or Coach Concession:
Elaine Slade – esladeplf@gmail.com

Media, Marketing and Event Director:
Stephen Goodwin - sgoodwin.msteiner@gmail.com

Secretary, Webmaster: Judith Manning:
EMAIL: msec.ccgsi@optusnet.com.au

Voices logo imageWhats On Logo button image VOICES 2014:
Want to see some of the hottest singers in NSW all in one night!?

Lizotte's & Star 104.5 present Voices 2014 - A showcase of incredible voices from ALL AGES and EVERY GENRE! Variety acts from the 8 year old with a HUGE voice to the 57 year old who would make the late Etta James proud -the talent we have found is just that good!

Featuring celebrity Judges Gina Jeffreys, Greg Gould, Liam Burrows & Dani Da Ross. Get amongst the action as we search for the best of the best! Do they have what it takes to get our judges spinning!?

Show only with a-la-carte menu available $15.00
Show only bar chair seating (a-la-carte menu available) $15.00

Heat 1 Sunday 24th August
Heat 2 Sunday 31st August
Heat 3 Sunday 7th September
Heat 4 Sunday 14th September
Heat 5 Sunday 21st September
Heat 6 Sunday 28th September
Semi Final 1 Sunday 12th October
Semi Final 2 Sunday 19th October

Lisarow High School logo imageWhats On Logo button image LISAROW HIGH SCHOOL REUNION:
The Lisarow High Reunion for the class of 94 will be held at the Gosford RSL club on the 15th of November 2014 at 7pm.

This event is open to partners as well as those in the years above and below.

It is open to 1992 leavers as well as anyone else who was in our year at any time over the 6 years.

For more information go to the Lisarow High 1994 class Reunion group on FACEBOOK or email lisarowclassofxciv@gmail.com

The McClymonts imageWhats On Logo button image THE McCLYMONTS ON TOUR:
The Mcclymonts Announce New Single, Album And Tour

Multi Award winners and Australia’s sweethearts, The McClymonts have announced a brand new single, album and tour! The album ‘Here’s To You & I’ will be released Friday 4th July with the first leg of the album tour commencing the same day.

Sisters, Brooke, Sam and Mollie McClymont have been working on their fourth album ‘Here’s To You & I’ for the past year, splitting their recording time between Sydney and Brooke’s ‘shed’ studio at her Central Coast home. Having spent most of the past few years in the USA, this is the first album that the trio have recorded in Australia in an effort to reconnect with their roots. The girls worked with renowned Australian producer Lindsay Rimes (Tina Arena, Lee Kernaghan, Stan Walker) on the record. The album is filled with heartfelt stories, irresistible tunes and that unmistakable honesty.

‘Here’s To You & I’, the title track from the new album, and the second single to be released is out today. It follows the success of lead single “Going Under (Didn’t Have To)” which reached #1 on both The Music Network Official Country Airplay Chart and Country Music Channel Video Chart. “It’s just fun,” says Brooke. The album’s title track is the song the girls are most looking forward to performing, and they are dubbing it the festival song. If the song was a film, it would be a western, says Brooke, and she would be the heroine. “It’s the character I want to play in a western, the tough girl. Even though I’m a badass, I’m still good.” It’s already winning fans, at least in the backseat of her car. “Every time it stops, Tiggy’s like more, more, more.”

The trio remain disarmingly honest and unafraid to explore personal topics on the new record, including life, love, heartbreak and family. It was these life changes that inspired the album’s title ‘Here’s To You & I’, and we’ve got a lot more experiences to sing about” says Brooke.

The multi-talented sisters from Grafton have come a long way since they first joined musical forces seven years ago. Together they have released an impressive sixteen singles and three albums, and amassed two ARIA Awards (including Best Country Album), eight Golden Guitar Awards and an APRA Award.

Friday 22nd August: Mingara Recreation Club – Mingara
Tickets: www.mingara.com.au / (02) 4349 7799

Whats On Logo button image JOHN WILLIAMSON
Friday 5 September 2014
Mingara - The Show Room.
Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm. $44 adults, $30 children (7 to 12 years*) from Mingara Ticketing Office, 4349 7888.

John Williamson is firmly cemented in the nation’s musical culture, his impressive career spans more than forty years. His unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other.

Add to this his ability to deliver unforgettable live concert experiences that combine the perfect blend of humour, romance and campfire stories woven together by his music.

Be sure to secure your seats early for this GREAT show at your club Mingara!
*Children must be minimum age 7 years to attend and must be in the company of a responsible adult at all times.

Ash Grunwald imageWhats On Logo button image ASH GRUNWALD NATIONAL TOUR:
Over the course of Ash's career he's developed for himself a unique place in the Australian music setting. His undeniable foundations in traditional blues music have meant that he's been able to explore all kinds of musical burroughs without ever diluting his blues bent nor his credibility. Ash has worked with Count Bounce, t.z.u, Mr Trials, Funk Oars, Kram and Urthboy. He's played on a Pete Murray single and had Rob Hurst, Vika and Lynda Bull, Chris Wilson and Ian collard on stage as part of his band. He even did a song with Joe Camilleri once for the ABC.

Last year he unashamedly unleashed the rock beast with Scott and Andy from The Living End on their collaborative album GARGANTUA, throwing the final match that’s turned his creative flame into a raging bonfire.

Writing, demoing, rehearsing and just plain ol' jamming like never before, Ash Grunwald has come back full circle; to the durgy, stomping solo blues that made him famous as a young, authentic blues musician thundering his way into the hearts of his generation some 10 years ago.

To the highways of America Ash took his soul on fire with good friend Xavier Rudd and now Ash can't....wait....to bring it home! Back on the stomp box, a man who needs little amplification and zero bells and whistles to get the whole joint jumpin'!

Saturday 20th September - Doors open 8pm
The Entrance Leagues Club
3 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay
Tickets $25 + bf from the venue and www.oztix.com.au

Dead Kennedys poster imageWhats On Logo button image DEAD KENNEDYS TOUR:
Returning to Australia in 2014 Dead Kennedys have unfinished business to attend to after taking in only part of the country on their previous acclaimed visit in 2011.

East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride, D. H. Peligro and Ron “Skip” Greer will be taking Dead Kennedys’ message against political apathy right across Australia this September and October.

Catch Dead Kennedys with The Bennies on their “Bedtime For Democracy (In Australia)’ tour at The Entrance Leagues Club.
Thursday 9th October 2014

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