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Whats On Central Coast Support Original Music image Whats On Central Coast Logo Button imageWHATS IN A NAME PART 2:
As a follow on from the first in the series of protecting your name; part 2 deals with the pitfalls within the industry itself to give adequate support to our original musicians nurturing their craft.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more details please contact 43233566 or 0407757866

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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).

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...

* 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<http://www.thehuberina.com>

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

Jubila Singers imageWhats On Logo button image JUBILA SINGERS IN THE HUT:
Jubila Singers will be performing in the eclectic and relaxed setting of The Rhythm Hut on Saturday afternoon 11th July at 3.30 pm.

Seven languages will be represented in a cappella songs from South Africa, the Ivory Coast, Georgia, East Timor and the Appalachian Mountains of the USA.

Guest artists will be the contemporary a cappella group, Loco Femme (the women from Loco Voco) singing their stunning harmonies led by Barb Shearer-Jones, plus the delightful Bedroom Quartet and The Rhythm Hut Djembe players.

Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Tickets $10. Doors open 3 pm.
The Rhythm Hut
135 Faunce Street, Gosford
Website: therhythmhut.com.au
Contact: 0420 682 258

RSPCA Care Centre logo imageWhats On Logo button image TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER:
RSPCA Tuggerah Care Centre are having a trivia night

RSPCA Tuggerah Care Centre are having a trivia night at Mingara Recreation Club on Saturday the 11th July at 7PM.

Tickets are on sale now

All money raised will go the RSPCA Safe Beds For Pets program, which is a program that offers temporary housing for pets of people who are seeking refuge from domestic violence and helps to address the link between animal and human abuse and child protection.

Tickets are $20 each and it is a maximum of ten people per table.

They are for sale at the Tuggerah Care Centre or over the phone on 43513444

NAIDOC imageWhats On Logo button image NAIDOC WEEK 2015:
NAIDOC Week events will continue throughout the week 5th to 12th July at various locations including:

NAIDOC Family Fun Day
Date Wednesday, 8th July, 9am - 3pm
Location Baker Park Wyong
Netball, Commando Kids, Elders Tent, Rides, Sausage Sizzle, Raffles.

Aboriginal Art Workshop featuring local Aboriginal artist Ron Smith –
Monday 6th July 2015 from 10.30am at Kincumber Library and Wednesday 8th July from 12pm in Kibble Park next to Gosford Library.

Indigenous Storytime
Thursday 9th July 2015 from 10.30am in Kibble Park and Friday 10th July from 10am at Erina Library.

Free Dance Workshop conducted by NAISDA
Thursday 9th July from 12pm in Kibble Park (the workshop gives an opportunity for everyone of all dance or non dance abilities to join in the fun during their lunch break).

The Reconciliation Exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery
Open daily and showcases work by local Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.

NAIDOC Family Golf Day
4 Person Ambrose
Friday 10th July - From 6am
$40A $20Ch
Price includes 18 holes, breakfast, lunch, players shirt and cap plus greens fees

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

International Highland Dancing Festival imageWhats On Logo button image INTERNATIONAL HIGHLAND DANCE 2015:
The 9th International Highland Dancing Festival To Be the Biggest Yet

Do you need a reason to dress up in your finest tartan attire? Do you enjoy the sound of bagpipes and Scottish tunes? Are you entertained by Scottish Highland Dancing? Would you like to hear the sound of a Scottish accent?

This year’s International Highland Dancing Festival is going to be one of the biggest yet with a record number of entries coming in from around the country.

Nine judge from Australia, Scotland, Canada will be judging single age groups during the weekend’s events which also include a new section a male only sword challenge.

This time of year the weather resembles that of Scotland, get in touch with your Scottish roots and attend the Scottish Fling Gala, the Grand Opening of the Official International Highland Dancing Festival.

On Friday 24th July, Central Coast Highland Dancing will host its renowned Scottish Fling Gala at the Central Coast Youth Club in Washington Avenue, Niagara Park. A night full of Scottish entertainment, music, song and dance featuring the International Highland Dancing Choreography Challenge Duos/Trios and Groups.

The 9th International Highland Dancing Festival runs from the 24th -27th July, attracting competitors from across the globe and judges from Australia, Canada, Scotland, South Africa and America.

This year there are cash and prizes awarded to the value of $20,000.

The International Highland Dancing Festival is one of the most talked about Festivals in Highland Dancing and is endorsed by its past and present competitors, judges, spectators and the local Central Coast community.

The President, Mrs Shendl Russell of the Official Scottish Board of Highland Dancing believes ‘The Internationals’ are firmly established as on of the elite events in the international highland dancingcalendar.
She believes the Choreography Challenge showcases the depth of creative talent across the Australian dancing community.
“So rarely do we get the chance to break free from the confines of the traditional kilt and rigorous competitive dances, that when we do, we embrace it wholeheartedly and the results are quite spectacular”, she said.
“The diversity of themes, costumes and music is breathtaking and a true testament to the passion with which Australia has embraced Highland Dancing culture and contributed to its evolution”, she added.

The Scottish Fling Gala is open to the general public, there are Corporate Tables available and full bar services, there is also a meal option available and tickets can be purchased through the Central Coast Youth Club.

The Internationals Highland Dancing Festival are still seeking sponsorship.

The Festival attracts hundreds of competitors and their families to the Central Coast, for their own little getaway. If you would like to contribute to the festival please get in touch with Central Coast Highland Dancing by emailing events@cchdi.org.au

To keep up to date with the Internationals Highland Dancing Festivalplease visit the Facebook page

The Scottish Fling Gala is a night not to be missed!

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

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

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.

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

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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