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* The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue Program and Events 2014 Various dates
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* The 500 Club for Fundraising assistance from Patonga Beach Hotel March to October 2014
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* Skate Scoot and BMX 2014 5th to 23rd April
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* Valentine's Day! - Award winning PLAY with Great Reviews 24th April 2014
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* The Wharf at Wagstaffe - Darren Percival; Harry Brus and G Nunan 26th April 2014
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* Blues Angels ALbum Launch 24th - 27th April 2014
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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 April Session (Sunday 6th ) will feature Fat Hand Pat and the Plumber

Annual General Meeting:
The annual general meeting for the Central Coast Blues Society Inc is at Shelly Beach Golf club on Wednesday 9th April at 7:30pm. All financial members are encouraged to come along and participate.

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

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.

The projects include a short film festival for Harmony Day 23rd March; Youth Week 4 -13th April; and a multi-media cultural heritage project.

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

For Information on:
the 2014 Batlle of the Bands - See Here
Sea FM Discovered 2014 - See Here

Youth Arts Warehouse imageWhats On Logo button image YOUTH ARTS WAREHOUSE - TERMS 1-2:
Calling young event managers
Sign up now to be Mentored by YAW in Events management and complete the TAFE Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events while producing our next METRODOME all ages - Live bands event

"Song Writing and Recording"
Produce and original song; Learn the basic theory behind recording & performance techniques in a professional recording studio
Date: Thursday's Feb 7th to April 3rd
Time: 4-6pm
Cost: $100 per term

Play Write
Be part of a dynamic theatre group write and produce a live play. Script writing, acting, characterization and drama games
Date: 4th February to 8th April & 29th April to 24th June
Performance 26th-27th June
Time: Tuesday's 4-6pm
Age: 12-18 years (12 students per class)
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.
Date: Feb 6th March 27th
Time: Thursday's 2.30-3.30pm or 4-6pm
Age: 12-25yrs
Cost: $80 for 8 weeks

Peninsular Digital Stories
If you are a Young Person or a Senior from the Peninsular and interested in digital media and story telling please call for more info.

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

Patonga Beach Hotel Logo imageWhats On Logo button image THE 500 CLUB:
Are you in charge of fundraising - you'll love this!

Patonga Beach Hotel have had great success in raising much needed funds for school groups/ sporting clubs etc over the past year with the " 500 club".

It's pretty simple, all you need to do is bring 50 people in for a main meal and they will donate $500 to your cause; Basically $10 per head. Min 30 people ($300), Max 100 people ($1000)

We feel it is an easy way of making some quick funds without the old cake stall type of fundraising.

The opportunity season is from March- October and you can do it as much as you want throughout this time.

Call Trent on 0406767956 for more information.

Skate Scoot and BMX  imageWhats On Logo button image SKATE SCOOT AND BMX:
The Gosford City Council Youth Services Team will be holding 4 skate, scooter and BMX comps in April at Kariong, Umina, Copa and Narara as part of the Central Coast Series.

The first 2 events are during youth week and the next 2 are in the April school holidays.

Kariong - 5th April, Umina - 12th April, Copacabana - 16th April and Narara - 23rd April.

Winners of each event will be invited to compete for the title of Central Coast champion at the grand finale at Narara.

Saturday 05 Apr 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
Kariong Youth Centre

The Valentines Day (VD) play fundraiser poster imageWhats On Logo button image VD PLAY FUNDRAISER:
Valentine's Day! Award winning PLAY with Great Reviews

The Youth Arts Warehouse presents A play V.D. by Pete Malicki and dinner at Byblos - Presented by The Monologue Project

On 24th April 2014 at 6pm the Youth Arts Warehouse will host the touring Play V.D. as part of a fundraising event for marginalised young people, you can book a table with your friends and enjoy a delicious feast at Byblos restaurant and Bar then see the play all for $50 ahead. play only $15 @ the door.

V.D. is a 60 min one-woman comedy show exploring the life of Sophie, a 35-year-old romantic who likes a bit too much gin. We join her as she falls in and out of love, struggles with power plays in her new job, and travels to India on a journey of spiritual enlightenment.

V.D. is one of the most successful contemporary monologues in the world, with over a dozen awards to its name. This April, The Monologue Project presents award-winning actress Eliza St John as she performs the play around NSW.

Pete Malicki said the reviews have been outstanding and one said V.D. left audience members in stitches with lines such as "Did you ever notice how Valentine's Day shares the same initials as venereal disease?"

The script is electrically performed by Eliza St John whose personality and talent is stunning, she won Best Actress at Short+Sweet Chennai 2013 for performing V.D.
For more information contact: arts @ryss.com.au or phone: 43 23 2374

The Wharf at Wagstaffe imageWhats On Logo button image THE WHARF AT WAGSTAFFE - APRIL:
The Wharf at Wagstaffe has an extravaganza of amazing talent. The lineup includes national and international artists sharing the day. At the time this goes to press, we have 4 Bands and some guests who have not been on our stage for some time.

It is going to be a fantastic time and lots of fun!

Doors will open early 4.00pm and celebrations will go through to 11pm.
Food is included in the ticket priice. BYO Nibbles BYO drinks. Block and Tackle will be available

Darren Percival
Darren Percival has achieved an outstanding reputation in Australia as an accomplished entertainer, recording artist, musician, vocal coach and singer with natural talent, imagination and skill. His voice is warm and powerful and he consistently delivers astonishing performances in a variety of different settings. Audiences everywhere are mesmerized by his stage presence, his music and his charm.
These days Darren is best known to audiences around the country for his phenomenal, soul-stirring performances on the first season of The Voice Australia, where he was coached by Keith Urban and became the 2012 runner up. His album ‘Happy Home’ debuted at number 3 on the ARIA chart and Darren went on to sell out his national tour.

Harry Brus Band
With over forty years of experience in the Australian music scene, mention Harry Brus to anyone inside the industry and who will see their response on their faces. The guys is an Australian Icon and Rock God having played with most of our top performing artist. Harry is on the A list for countless Australian artists from Billy Thorpe and Jimmy Barnes to Renee Geyer, Russell Morris and Kevin Borich to name but a few. He is the King of Bass and will have you mesmerized with his technique and soulful riffs and incredible command of his craft.
In 2006 he formed The Harry Brus Band to feature at the Thredbo Blues Festival and since then has been voted by the Thredbo audiences as an all-time favourite, with the band returning to the festival three times in recent years. With Harry and legendary Icehouse drummer, Paul Wheeler powering away to provide a tight rhythm section combined with the skillful guitar work of Matt Ross, the band comes together with the lynch-pin of the band and one of Australia’s most soulful voices and talented keyboard player, Mitchell Anderson.
The flavor of the music is quite eclectic and features elements of blues, reggae, R&B, soul and funk, rounded out with an impressive array of solid originals.

Greg Nunan Band
G. Nunan is a blues musician of distinction because he leads every note, every riff and lyric with the full weight of his heart and soul. Over two decades G. Nunan has fronted bands across Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore, and taken his solo talents to wider shores. His onstage passion and presence is physically palpable, contagious and at its best cathartic.

G. Nunan has performed at such festivals as SXSW in Austin Texas (Australia's first online virtual sets for SXSW), Peats Ridge, Manly Jazz Festival, Peaches & Cream Festival, Coffs Harbour Food & Wine Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival and Singapore's Boys Toys Festival to name a few.

Four times G. Nunan has been invited to front the famous Blues Machine at Singapore's world renowned Crazy Elephant Bar which has seen him jam onstage with Deep Purple and members from Royal Crown Revue and Bette Midler’s horn section amongst accolades from various other drop in musicians including Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead.

Other highlights have been performances with Kate Ceberano, Tim Rogers, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Dom Turner (Backsliders).

G. Nunan’s vocal sound has been likened to Jonny Lang with his guitar sound showing deep roots of the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.

The Wharf at Wagstaffe
Cnr Wagstaffe Avenue and Mullhall Street
26th April 2014 - 4pm - $45

Blues Angels imageWhats On Logo button image BLUESANGELS ALBUM LAUNCH:
Saturday night 12th April at Avoca Beach Hotel, MCed by Coast FM’s ‘Highway 49 Blues’ DJs Bill & Corina, is the pre-launch of Devil Don’t Believe, the debut album by the Central Coast’s own and only BluesAngels, our No. 1 acoustic blues trio (RN) of stringband syncopators: alliteratively addled adepts of ruminative roots, filibustered folk and blues broken, badly bred and bristled. Frontman Tom Flood threatens all their usual armoury of raddled ragtime instrumentation – doghouse bass, blues harps, banjos, mandolins, acoustic guitars, kazoo, stompie, washboard – will be soaping the suds for their singalong of song old and new, borrowed and true.

The real launch will be at the Central Coast’s major folk festival, St Alban’s Folk Festival, 24-27 April, where the good ol’ boys will be playing The Church unplugged at 4pm Friday and the Marquee finale at 3pm Sunday, plus running a workshop performance at 4pm on Saturday, ‘Cakewalk to Jazz/Blues: a historical tour through pre-jazz and blues forms from 1800s to post-WW1.’

Right on top of that they take the album to Northern Beaches Music Festival, Berry Reserve, Narrabeen Lakes at 2pm Sunday May 4 in the Lakeview Room for its first Sydney outing.
“I wanted to write songs in as many different blues forms as we could offer,” says Flood

Playing at over fifty minutes of mostly original roots, they’ve certainly done that, with folk blues, jazz, secular gospel, skiffle, hill country, Memphis, Piedmont, Delta, hillbilly, bluegrass, swing, jump, British beat, and even Austracana side by side on one of the most versatile blues albums produced in this country.

There will be about 15 exclusive limited pre-release copies of the album available for sale at the pre-launch and the band’s silent siren and cover artist, Zoe Fletcher, will be taking pre-orders for the release during the night.

Pre-release review gems from across the globe: '…a roots album to rattle your rustspots' - Dixie-seat Desktop. 'If this is blues, its turned chartreuse' - Boompa-Boompa Bugle. ‘You guys are so fun! I can't believe you're not from here! LOVE it! Come visit!’ – Our Soulful Addiction. ‘…soooooo good. I love this era, and you guys sound so authentic. Damn cool harpoon blowin'. I could listen to you guys all day.’ – The Magneto Flobe. ‘I love the feel, just three blokes sat round playing great songs and having the crack. Hope you keep up the payments! – The Midnight Waltz

8:30pm Saturday 12 April, Avoca Beach Hotel, their Gosford ‘home’, the BluesAngels will certainly make you feel right at home.

As Flood says, “Be serenaded in the restaurant, bootlegged in the beer garden or barnstormed in the main bar - but BE THERE.”

Listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/bluesangels
2CCC Coast FM963 Tues 8 April 10-12pm, BluesAngels talk with Bill Dewdney live on air. http://www.coastfm.org.au/highway-49-blues-plus
Keep abreast via the Facebook Page
Contact: tomflood@hotmail.com or 02 43242801

Munchas Cafe imageWhats On Logo button image SAND SURF AND BALCONY MUSIC:
Information on some of the amazing local talent set to entertain you at the Shelly Beach Surf Life Saving Club - Munchas Cafe in 2014.

Jack Gallacher- Jack combines vocals with electric & acoustic guitar. Jack plays a wide range of popular songs from the 60's to the present, blending both ballads & up-tempo numbers, for the audience's enjoyment.

Jadyn Jack- Jadyn is an 'Indie' artist who accompanies vocals with acoustic guitar. Influenced by a number of different genres, Jadyn creates a unique performance that all age groups in the audience can enjoy.

Melayne Tennyson- Melayne combines vocals with acoustic guitar. Melayne offers an eclectic mix of genres reflecting her varied musical background, offering songs from soft acoustics to contemporary pop for the audience.

Deuce (Tim Johnson)- This acoustic duo plays all your favourites from the 60's to the present. The musicians blend their shared experiences, to offer a varied song-list of covers, which provides a wide audience appeal.

John Sheridan - John has worked extensively as a musician. John is currently enjoying working on a solo career. John also plays lead guitar in the band Salvaged Rock. Previous bands include Red Rock and No Sweat.
Highlights of his career include playing in the Foster Brothers band and sport act for Herman’s Hermits, and Kevin Borich. His music includes Rock and Roll classics, a variety of music from classic 70’s and 80’s to current music.
He plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, harmonica and sings. John is currently recording his first solo C.D.
His music is perfect for band entertainment, Weddings and party functions. Currently a favourite gig is Sunday afternoons at the Shelly Beach Surf Club.
John can be contacted by email – lespaulshero@gmail.com or phone 0405117648

Tiali Ditton- Tiali is a versatile acoustic singer/songwriter. Tiali incorporates a mix of different styles, performing both originals & covers. Tiali likes to interact with the audience & is happy to play as many requests as possible!

Mark Everingham - NYC - Mark is an experienced & versatile musician and vocalist. Mark draws from an extensive play-list of popular covers from the 60's to the present. There are plenty of memorable songs for the audience to enjoy.

Scott Janes- Scott accompanies vocals with acoustic guitar. Scott enjoys playing covers of up-beat popular songs from recent decades (mainly since 2000). Scott provides an energetic performance for his audience.

Pete Gauci - Pete having played in previous cover bands at a range of venues, has a versatile repertoire. He Draws his playlist from covers, ranging from 60's classics and influential tunes through to the more complex tunes of the 80's and 90's.

Jake Folbigg - Jake is an acoustic musician who draws inspiration from all forma of music. He uses a loop pedal to add percussive beats to his performances.
Jake plays a wide variety of cover songs as well as his own originals.

See the website for more information and pop over to the Whats On Gig Guides to see who is playing this week.

New Concertante ensemble imageWhats On Logo button image CONCERTANTE ENSEMBLE:
The Concertante Ensemble return with a program featuring Hindemith, Pergolesi, Mozart and Bartok.

Concertante Ensemble is a string ensemble comprising tutors from the Central Coast Conservatorium along with guest artists.
They recently held two successful Dance/Tango concerts in Greenway Chapel and in Toukley.

For their next concert on Sunday 4th May, the Ensemble will be joined by senior Conservatorium students Annastasia Milwain (current recipient of the Conservatorium’s prestigious Ray Allen Senior Scholarship), Olivia Bell (former Ray Allen Scholarship holder), Eva Li (current Pearl Beach Scholarship holder) and Emma Hunter.

The Ensemble players will be Peter Garrity (viola), Sally Maer (cello), Suzanne Borrett (viola), Olena Zaporozhets (violin) and Karina Hollands (violin).

On the program will be “Five Pieces for String Orchestra, Opus 44, No.4” by Paul Hindemith. Hindemith was one of the major figures in music in the first part of the 20th century.
He began his self education by becoming proficient on a total of fourteen instruments! He was also well regarded as an administrator and conductor, but his most lasting impact is that of composer.
“Five Pieces for String Orchestra" was written as study material for a school orchestra. Liszt, Chopin, Rachmaninov and other great virtuosos wrote wonderful Etudes, and while the title suggests that these compositions were meant to be exercise pieces, they were intended to display one's virtuosity on the concert stage, and are still widely used for that purpose.

Hindemith had a much more humble purpose for his “Five Pieces for String Orchestra”; these pieces were meant to introduce young players to contemporary musical language.
“My own introduction to the “Five Pieces” was at the very beginning of my professional career and it was an interesting discovery”, said ensemble director Karina Hollands. “Years later I learned of the modest intentions Hindemith had for this composition. To me, from the very first time I heard it, it was great music. This feeling only grows stronger, and I am sincerely grateful to the few presenters who select this composition for our concerts”, she said.

Also on the program will be Pergolesi’s Sinfonia in F; Mozart’s String Quintet in C Minor and Bartok’s Divertimento for Strings.
Tickets are on sale now from 4324 7477.

Concertante Ensemble with CC Conservatorium students
Stringendo concert
Greenway Memorial Chapel, 460 Avoca Drive, Green Point
Sunday May 4th at 2.30pm
Tickets: 02 4324 7477
More Information: www.centralcoastconservatorium.com.au

Whats On Logo button image HERITAGE FESTIVAL:
Heritage Festival conjures scenes of Wyong’s colonial journeys

Wyong Shire Council is participating for the first time in the annual National Trust Heritage Festival and will present a historical display on this year’s theme ‘Journeys’.

Deputy Mayor Lynne Webster said The National Trust Heritage Festival is the longest running community festival in NSW, celebrated across Australian towns with historical walks, arts exhibitions, open days and many other interesting heritage based events.
“Council now hopes to participate in the festival each year,” Cr Webster said.

The theme ‘Journeys’ celebrates individuals and communities who have contributed to the identity of their communities.
Brisbane Water – as it was called then - was formed by trail blazing men and women who migrated from Sydney as early as the 1820s and settled the area to exploit its prized cedar trees.

The first settlers to the Wyong district were William Cape and his family in 1829 with 1000 acres of harsh landscape to cultivate. Their isolation was profound as there were no other white settlers nearby.

During his first year of occupation everything his family and workers used had to be carried on their backs through the trackless bush. Cape lost four boats and their contents just trying to get to and from his farm.
When Brisbane Water was first settled communication and commerce with the outside world was entirely by water, and pioneer communities were almost fully self-contained.

“The expeditions taken over a hundred years ago by the founders of what is now known as Wyong Shire were intrepid and courageous, a handful of souls paving the way for a new corner of the colony to flourish and become a diverse and thriving population of 155,767 today,” said Cr Webster.
“The Norah Head Lighthouse, Wyong Family History Group, and Wyong Historical Society have generously provided historical artefacts for public view, including lighthouse communication equipment, flags, historical photos and museum items.”

The display is available free for public view from Tuesday 22nd April to Friday 16th May 2014 (excluding weekends).

Come along to Council’s Civic Centre at 2 Hely Street, Wyong between 9:00am –4:00pm Monday – Friday to glimpse scenes from the Shire’s rugged and harsh colonial past and get a sense of how the town’s character was formed.

Home Grown Acoustic Awards poster imageWhats On Logo button image HOME GROWN ACOUSTIC AWARDS:
Multi-award winning Melbourne blues and soul band, Blue Eyes Cry and Home Grown Acoustic Award winners, Grizzlee Train are set to perform for one night only at Ball in the Hall on Saturday the 17th of May at Mangrove Mountain Hall.

Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start.

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy one of Melbourne's best live acts, Blue Eyes Cry, winners of the Australian Blues Music Awards Best New Talent and Song of the Year, as well as Central Coast rising stars, Grizzlee Train in an intimate venue full of character and charm whilst supporting our local heritage buildings.

Ball in the Hall is night not to be missed! Dress is casual, so no need for suits and gowns!

Tickets are $25 (Adults) $10 (Youth 12-16yrs) with accompanied children under 12 free. Tickets are limited to 135 and our last Ball in the Hall sold out! So don't miss out. Tickets are available now by Ph 0405 416 289.
Food and Refreshments will be available on the night, BYO welcome.

Since it's inception in 2013, the Ball in the Hall events have brought some of the east coast's best blues, soul and folk bands to the Central Coast and have raised over $2,000 for The Save Fairview Homestead Trust and Mangrove Mountain Heritage Hall.

Boy and Bear imageWhats On Logo button image BOY & BEAR:
“Harlequin Dream Tour"

"The past 12-months have taken home-grown band Boy & Bear on a whirlwind journey, which has allowed little time for rest.

After spending eight months recording their sophomore album “Harlequin Dream” – which was released in August and debuted at number one in the ARIA Albums Chart – the band proceeded to sell out their national ’16 Days Under a Southern Sun’ tour.

Three ARIA Award nominations and two overseas tour announcements later, the band are keeping the momentum rolling with yet another tour scheduled for next year. Boy & Bear will take their forthcoming tour to regional areas of the country, beginning April 2014.

Watch Boy & Bear's latest video for 'Harlequin Dream' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWKestspqrw#t=30

Sunday 18 May 2014
The Entrance Leagues Club
3 Bay Village Rd
Bateau Bay NSW 2261

Century CHallenge Bike Ride imageWhats On Logo button image ROTARY CLUB EVENTS:
Some upcoming events from Rotary

Rotary Club of Terrigal
Come and join like minded people who enjoy community service and meeting people. Come share a conversation that could turn to action in our local or an international community.
Every Tuesday afternoon 1.30pm - 3.00pm HQ Cafe, The Haven, Terrigal

The contact is Gina Growden:
0412 128 106 or email gina.growden@bigpond.com

Rotary Club of Erina
Century Challenge Cycle Ride
The Biggest Cycle Event on the NSW Central Coast

Now in its 14th year, Century Challenge attracts everyone with an interest in cycling and keeping fit - elite riders, social and family riders and children. Last year approximately 600 riders registered.

What: Cycling challenge for Children, Beginners (20k), Intermediate (50k) and Elite riders (100k)
When: Sunday, 18 May, 2014
Where: Start at Mount Penang Parklands and cycle through lush hinterland
Why: Great exercise, fresh air and support for Coast Shelter and local charities. Receive recognition for completing the challenge and enjoy free refreshments along the way.
Registration: Register your team and online sponsors via the website

Early bird registration by 11 May, 2014 and be in the draw for an iPad-Mini.

Sculpture On The Greens imageWhats On Logo button image SCULPTURE ON THE GREENS:
You are invited to the Gala Opening of Sculpture on the Greens

This years FREE event is open to the public from Saturday, 5 April, to Sunday, 25 may 2014 during daylight hours

VENUE: Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa Resort, 40 Kooindah Blvd, Wyong

Gala Opening Night Friday 4 April 2014
Starting from 5.00pm for viewing of the works, with canapés and drinks, entertainment and announcement of the Stipend Winners at 7.00pm

Kooindah Waters have organized Chefs Specials from $20 a head, so stay and enjoy the evening, and mingle with the Artists.
Kooindah Waters have also offered an accommodation Package to stay the night with breakfast

Both of these offers must be booked in advance by calling Kooindah Waters and mentioning SCULPTURE ON THE GREENS.

This Years Innovations
The exhibition is proudly supporting many sculptors from over Australia (and one international sculptor).

Last years event was very successful, with the Mayor of Wyong Shire, Doug Eaton, declaring the event as the ‘FLAGSHIP’ art event for the Central Coast.

The event is not for profit, and run by a passionate team of local Sculptors with a vision to bring high quality sculpture to the Central Coast, enriching and celebrating the diversity in our community.

We are seeking sponsors, volunteers and community, who would like to support this worthy and important cultural event for the Central Coast, to make it bigger and better this year.

Innovations include
• ‘Mentorship Program for an emerging Artist’ - 3 months at our studio creating a work for the exhibition,’ Interested? apply for next year now
• Sculpture Workshops for the ‘Public’ Ring us for details
• 3D drawing Workshops at local 5 Primary Schools, with their images show in the Wyong Council Foyer’ during the event
• Several local High Schools on the Central Coast will have a mentorship program and an opportunity to exhibit at the event.
• Regular NEWSLETTERS promoting the Artists and Sculpture - and much more

For more information contact:
Col Henry - Sculptor 0448512788 or via the website:
Director. Sculpture on the Greens Inc. www.sculptureonthegreens.net.au

The Sydney Camerata (2011) - Maja Baska imageWhats On Logo button image PEARL BEACH CLASSICAL MUSIC 2014:
Pearl Beach June Long Weekend 21st Classical Music Festival

Proudly presented by the Pearl Beach Progress Association, the 21st June Long Weekend Music Festival will celebrate the romance of music, carrying the audience away on a magical journey.

There are many ways of listening to music, but the live experience in the intimate atmosphere of the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall is a truly memorable one.

This year’s program offers a diversity of performers and instruments.

The weekend festival opens on Saturday afternoon, 7th with the Sydney Camerata Quartet featuring brilliant saxophonist Nick Russoniello.
The program includes Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ String Quartet and Busch’s Quintet.

Lynne Lillico, festival co-ordinator comments “we wanted to add a little sparkle to the Saturday and Sunday evening concerts to celebrate the 21st festival. So we’re inviting people to dress up on those nights, black tie, or white, you’re choice. On arrival, a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and lucky door prizes will add to the party atmosphere”.

Saturday evening we are thrilled to welcome back Simon Tedeschi performing a delightful classical program with SSO Principal Viola, Roger Benedict. They will play Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata and works by Martinu, Shostakovich and Hans Gal”.

Sunday afternoon back by popular demand, Lipman Harp Duo plays two of the most beautiful and sensual of instruments in their own arrangements of Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, Russian Folk Melodies and Rossini’s ‘Prayer’.

The weekend finale’ on Sunday evening presents ‘Divine Dvorak in the USA’ performed by Violins: Susan Collins & Karina Hollands, Viola: Peter Garrity, Cello: Sally Maer, and Piano: Phillip Shovk.
They will inspire and entertain with Dvorak’s masterpieces ‘The American’ String Quartet and Piano Quintet in A Major.

We invite you to delight in the romance of music at the 2014 Pearl Beach Classical Music Festival!

Bookings: 4343 1455
Tickets; $35 and $40
Credit card transaction additional $4
Child under 15; $20 & $10
Festival Package all four concerts; $130 – saving $20

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June 2014

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

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