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* Ricochet - a Beyond Blue Fundraiser Read more
* 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; Get ready to re-tune the set top box; Winners for the 2014 garden competition Read More
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* Paws & Claws for a Cause Community Dog Walk
Postponed new date TBA
Sunday 21st September
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* African Djembe Masterclass with Mohamed Bangoura Tuesday 23rd September Read More
* The Equalizer” Fund Raising Theatre Party Thursday 25th September Read More
* SANAA AFRIKA presents Madzinga Art 1st - 27th September
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* Christian Network – Central Coast Singles Night Saturday 27th September Read More
* The Troubadour Presents: KAVISHA 27th September 2014
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* Pearl Beach Food and Wine Fare Saturday 27th September Read More
* Coastal Reflections - the first solo exhibition of Michael Blyde 4th - 28th of September
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* Club Umina Community Day 28th September 2014
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* Central Coast Creatives Workshops 20th - 28th September 14
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* Plant Lovers Fair 27-28th September 2014
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* Central Coast Potters Society Comes To Wagstaffe 27th & 28th September
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* The Entrance Gallery exhibition from the Central Coast Camera Club 19th Sept- 1st October
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* A Walk in the Park, presented by New Horizons Wednesday 1st October
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* Battle Of The Bands in The ZOO Room, Long Jetty Hotel 4th Sep - 2nd Oct 2014
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* The 2014 Gwandalan Public School Fete and Meguiars Liqui Moly & House of Kolor Hot Rod, Car & Motorbike Show Spectacular 11th October 2014
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* Lizotte's & Star 104.5 present Voices 2014 24th Aug - 19th Oct 2014
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* Ball in the Hall Presents Blues on the Mountain Featuring The PJ O'Brien Band + Grizzlee Train Saturday 8th of November Read More
* Dead Kennedys with The Bennies 9th October 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!

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

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

Paws and Claws for a Cause imageWhats On Logo button image PAWS AND CLAWS FOR A CAUSE:
The annual Paws & Claws for a Cause Community Dog Walk will be held on Sunday 21st September 2014.
This date has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances

The event which is in its fifth year will raise much needed funds for the Wyong Shire Animal Care Facility which is now run by SoCares (Society of Companion Animal Rescuers) who work tirelessly to educate pet owners on responsible pet ownership and to save the lives of as many animals as is possible.

The walk starts at 10am sharp from Rotary Park, Long Jetty. The walk then goes along the picturesque lake foreshore and finishes at Picnic Point, The Entrance (not Memorial Park as with previous years) where there will be an agility demonstration by John Gatt K9 Service, competition for the Best Dressed Dog, show bags available to purchase, some stalls, the Mariners and Star 104.5 will be also be present.

Each dog that is registered to participate in the walk will receive a certificate of completion.

Disposable poop bags will also be supplied at the starting point

Join in for a fun, family friendly stroll along the foreshores of Long Jetty and The Entrance and help raise money to save the lives of our fury friends.

Registration is $8 per dog if you register before the day of the event or you can register on the day for $10 per dog.

To register your dog in the walk is easy; download the registration form from The Entrance Town Centre website www.theentrance.org.au fill it out and post, email, fax or hand deliver to The Entrance Town Centre Management Office Marine Parade, The Entrance or at the office of the SoCares Wyong Animal Care Facility 2 Depot Road, Charmhaven.

For enquires contact The Entrance Town Centre Management on 4333 5377

Battle Of The Bands at the Zoo Room, Long Jetty Hotel poster imageWhats On Logo button image BATTLE OF THE BANDS :
Welcome to The ZOO Room

Battle Of The Bands in The ZOO Room, Long Jetty Hotel

Every Thursday night throughout September

Kicking off 4th September 2014 for a spot in the FINAL on the 2nd October to WIN:
* A Cash prize $$$$$
* 1 original song recorded, mixed and mastered from Damien Gerard Studios @ 2 x 8hr days studio recording in Sydney
* 1 original mastered song released via MGM on iTunes
* Radio debut airplay, feature & interview on:
97-3FM with Ossie And Friends on Lake Macquarie FM
90.5 FM with Ross Fear on AustralianSpectrum AliveFm
* Promotion via media platforms & affiliated outlets

Heat 3 on Thursday the 18th September see Fatrick McsKinney - vs - Secret Society - vs - Murder Pig contending the number one spot.

Proudly supported by:
Long Jetty Hotel
Mark Cashin
Damien Gerard Studios
97.3 FM Ossie and Friends
90.5 FM Ross Fear
Six String Brewing Company

Keeping LIVE music in our community
This competition is for aspiring artists to enter the global music market.

Mohamed Bangoura imageWhats On Logo button image MOHAMED BANGOURA MASTERCLASS:
African Djembe Masterclass with Mohamed Bangoura

Mohamed Bangoura is described in Guinea as the man with 'Hands of Fire', 'the Lion of Matam', and regarded by drumming experts as one of the best amongst the Master Drummers in the world.

Mohamed's life has been totally dedicated to music and culture, mesmerizing audiences around the world with his skills, talent, power and virtuosity.

Having taught thousands and thousands of drummers around the world Mohamed will now come and share his gift with drummers and rhythm enthusiasts at the Rhythm Hut in Gosford!

Mohamed's teaching approach at The Rhythm Hut will cater for all levels incorporating djembe technique, solo phrases, playing etiquette and his incredible energy that will boost the playing of all participants.

Drummers can also opt to play dun-dun if they are more drawn to the African bass rhythms.
Drums supplied or bring your own!
Beginners! Come along 30min early for a FREE lesson on djembe technique with The Rhythm Hut head drumming teacher Rendra Freestone

Where: The Rhythm Hut
When: Tuesday 23rd September
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: $30 adults/ $20 conc.

The Equalizer movie poster imageWhats On Logo button image THE EQUALIZER:
"The Equalizer” Fund Raising Theatre Party

The Rotary Club Of Umina Beach Has Secured The “First Night Screening” Of The Soon To Be Released Movie: “The Equalizer” With Denzel Washington.

This Is An Action Packed Movie & It Will Be Screened At Cinema Paradiso, Ettalong Beach On The Evening Of Thursday 25th September 2014 at 7pm

Profits Will Go To Local Umina Beach Rotary Youth Projects.

Tickets: $20.
Available From All Umina Beach Rotarians

Dinner and Meet up!

Announcing an exciting new Christian Network group for Christ Centred Singles on the Central Coast and surrounding areas.
Come and join us at connecting with other Christian singles in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with regular events being planned from the end of September. Our first event will provide a great way to meet everyone in a fun relaxed environment and will be held at Mingara Recreation Club on the 27 September

Saturday 27th September 2014
At Indigo’s restaurant, Mingara Recreation Club (Central Coast)
$25 (2 courses + garlic/herb bread)
6pm Bookings essential
Please contact us for more information by messaging
• Patria 0481 184 524
• Lisabeth 0412 335 473
• Renee 0414 494 663
Alternatively, find us on:
• Facebook - Christian Network1 – Central Coast
• Meetup.com – Christian Network – Central Coast

Pearl Beach Food and Wine Fair imageWhats On Logo button image PEARL BEACH FOOD & WINE FARE 2014:
Pearl Beach Food and Wine Fare - Spring is in the air!

Head off to the 7th Pearl Beach Food and Wine Fare and enjoy tasting and purchasing from boutique wineries, and enjoy a variety of delicious fine foods from local and Hunter producers, including boutique cheeses, olives, spicy pickles, jams, chutneys, mushrooms, honey, biscuits and home made plum pudding and gift ideas for Christmas.

Experience delicious gifts idea, and an exotic range of Lavender products.

Raffle, Gourmet Hamper proceeds to Memorial Hall upkeep

Pearl Beach Memorial hall, 9 Diamond Road, Pearl Beach
Entry is free
10am – 5pm: Saturday 27th September 2014
Further information (02) 4344 2319

Central Coast Potters Society imageWhats On Logo button image CENTRAL COAST POTTERS SOCIETY:
Central Coast Potters Society at Wagstaffe

Wagstaffe Hall, corner Mulhall Street & Wagstaffe Avenue, Wagstaffe

A selection of members’ hand crafted ceramics for sale. Unique & reasonably priced - a mix of decorative and functional ware.

CCPS is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion & enjoyment of ceramics. Classes, workshops & demonstrations are available for beginners & experienced ceramicists alike..

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September - 9am to 4pm
Further details at www.ccpotters.org

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

Creative Workshops poster imageWhats On Logo button image CREATIVE WORKSHOPS:
Be inspired by leading Artists and Designers! Creative Workshops Coming Soon to the Central Coast!

Central Coast Creatives will have an exciting opportunity to learn specialised Screen Printing, Printmaking and Experimental Fashion Design skills from amazing Industry Practitioners, as part of The Creative Skills Workshops to be held at Gosford Regional Gallery’s Studios in September.

The stellar line-up of Workshop Instructors includes Brent Smith - Mambo Designer, Elizabeth Gledhill – Costumier, The Lion King Musical, Ben Rak - Award Winning Printmaker, Cicada Press (COFA), Amanda Davies - Master Printmaker collected by the National Gallery of Australia and Ingeborg Zotz - Internationally exhibited Printmaker.

Available Workshops Choose From:
Screen Print Your Own Posters
Screen Print Your Own Fabrics & T-Shirts
Experimental Fashion Design
Print Your Own Monotypes
Print Your Own Etchings & Linocuts

The Creative Skills Workshops are being delivered by The Creative Workshop Central Coast Inc. and are proudly supported by Gosford City Council through the Community Cultural Development Program.

The Creative Workshop Central Coast Inc. is a member based Arts organisation established by Artists, Designers and Crafts workers from Gosford, Wyong and the Peninsula. We are committed to promoting participation, in and appreciation of Arts, Design and Crafts on the Central Coast.

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st September 2014,
9:30am – 4:00pm (Printmaking/ Screen printing Workshops)
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September 2014, 9:30am – 4:00pm (Experimental Fashion Design only)

Studios 2 & 3, Gosford Regional Gallery

$130 OR $90 concession for 2 days
To book your place visit: www.creativeworkshop.org.au

For more information:
call: Jess on 0410 837 511
email: info@creativeworkshop.org.au

Our workshop participants and members will then have the opportunity to showcase their works in an Exhibition.
Our opening will be on Saturday 25th October 4pm - 6pm at the Studio Gallery at the Gosford Regional Gallery.

Aria award winner, songbird and folkloric explorer, Kavisha’s original song’s lyrical ingredients include humour, poetry, social justice & the spiritual which combine with the voice of an angel.

Singing in English , Italian & other languages, she will take you on an uplifting journey of well-crafted stories & songs ringing with echoes of Celtic & Gypsy influences. Passionate about social justice, she was awarded an Order Of Australia in 2011 for her services to singing & song writing.

Saturday 27th September at 7pm
CWA Hall, (opposite Fisherman’s Wharf) Woy Woy
Entry is $12/$10 & includes light supper

Club Umina Community Day poster imageWhats On Logo button image CLUB UMINA COMMUNITY DAY 2014:
The 2014 Club Umina Community Day fundraiser to support Umina Public School, Brisbane Water Secondary College and the Umina Brach SLSC

Enjoy a full on fun family day with;
• Free Barefoot Bowls – DJ on the Greens
• Pearl Beach Fire Brigade BBQ – All takings go to the Pearl Beach Fire Brigade
• Monster Raffle – All raffle sales shared between Umina Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Umina Public School, and Brisbane Water Secondary College
• Local Groups performing on stage including
• Zumba Fitness with Vicki
• Dancin Mates Umina
• Centre Stage School of Dance
• Umina Public School
• Shobu Dobu Karate
• Australian Independent Tae Kwon-Do Academy
• Local business set up with mini stalls
• Fashion Parade

Club Umina Community Day
Sunday 28th September
11:00am – 3:00PM

A Walk In The Park poster imageWhats On Logo button image A WALK IN THE PARK 2014:
Celebrating Mental Health Month each year, A Walk in the Park will feature some big names in Australian music, including award-winning artists Tamara Stewart, Tori Darke, Karl Broadie and Mike Carr.

With a fantastic line up of live entertainment, as well as games, rides, prizes and a bunch of other fun activities, A Walk in the Park constantly proves to be a great day out for the whole family.

And with 56,000 locals estimated to experience mental illness each year, A Walk in the Park is a great opportunity for the Central Coast community to find out more about mental health and wellbeing.

Keeping active, getting out and about, spending time with the family, letting our hair down and having fun – they’re all important factors in positive health and wellbeing, which is exactly what A Walk in the Park is all about.

Proceeds from A Walk in the Park will go to Lifeline Central Coast, which provides life-changing support for people in crisis, including lived experience of a mental illness.

There’s not other event on the Central Coast quite like it, so make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun and action!

A Walk in the Park, presented by New Horizons
When: Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 10.00am to 2.00pm
Where: Kibble Park, Gosford
There is limited roadside parking available; however a public car park can be accessed via Albany Street North.

More info: Kim Gracey on 0414 424 458 or witp@newhorizons.net.au

Gwanadalan Public School Fete and Car Show poster imageWhats On Logo button image GWANDALAN PUBLIC SCHOOL 2014:
The 2014 Gwandalan Public School Fete and Meguiars Liqui Moly & House of Kolor Hot Rod, Car & Motorbike Show Spectacular!

The 2014 Gwandalan Public School Fete and Meguiars Liqui Moly & House of Kolor Hot Rod, Car & Motorbike Show Spectacular Event is on Saturday the 11th of October 2014 from 10 am till 3 pm and is to be held at the Gwandalan Public School – Kanangra Drive, Gwandalan. Located just a 5 minute drive off the Pacific Highway next to beautiful South Eastern Lake Macquarie.

All Vehicle & Motorbike entrants will receive an Official Meguiars, Liqui Moly & House of Kolor Event Show-Bag. Top trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd & prizes will be awarded for a variety of Categories including Best Hot Rod, Best Car, Best Motorbike, Best Paintwork, Principals Choice, Encouragement Awards, etc.

Start the fun family day off with a BBQ Breakfast or Lunch and then catch up with Super Hubert, Elvis will be in the building, Live Bands, Face Painting, Demonstrations, Mechanical Rides, Pony Rides, Raffles, Market Stalls, Displays whilst also checking out two and four wheel motoring heaven. Furthermore “Pinky” Australia’s foremost motoring guru will be broadcasting live from the Event.

Whether you would like to enter your pride and joy or view some of the Central Coast, Newcastle & Hunter Valley’s hottest two wheel and four wheeled machines, it would be great to see you all there for a wonderful family day out.

Check out www.gwandalan-p.schools.nsw.edu.au for entry forms and further info, or call Jason Renshaw on 0438 658 803 or visit the FACEBOOK PAGE

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

Ball In The Hall poster imageWhats On Logo button image BALL IN THE HALL:
Ball in the Hall Presents Blues on the Mountain Featuring The PJ O'Brien Band + Grizzlee Train.

Ball in the Hall returns to Mangrove Mountain Hall on Saturday the 8th of November with "Blues on the Mountain" featuring internationally acclaimed blues trio, The PJ O'Brien Band, winners of the prestigious Musicoz Blues Artist of the Year Award, along with local blues duo and winners of this year's Home Grown Acoustic Awards, Grizzlee Train.

Blues on the Mountain is set to be a great night of Blues, Soul and Rock and Roll, with PJ O'Brien considered by many as one of Australia's finest guitarists "A superlative guitarist" - Danny Murphy (FHM Australia) who, with his all star band, has toured the world over "Hailing from Western Australia O'Brien now calls the world his home having graced stages in all corners of the globe and winning admiration from critics and fans alike..." - Great Southern Blues Festival. PJ and his band have also won a swag of awards including, "Group of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at The Australian Blues Music Awards as well as representing at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see one of Australia's best blues bands along with local blues duo on the rise, Grizzlee Train in a one of show at the Heritage listed Mangrove Mountain Hall on Saturday the 8th of November.

Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start.
Tickets are strictly limited (pre-booking is recommended) and cost $25 (adult) $10 (youth 12-16yrs) accompanied children under 12yrs, free. Food and refreshments will be available on the night, responsible BYO welcome.

Blues on the Mountain is an all ages, family friendly event.
Contact Ryan on 0405 416 289 for bookings and enquiries

Saturday 8th of November, Doors 6pm.
Mangrove Mountain Hall.

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

Giving Out Grants imageWhats On Logo button image GIVING OUT GRANTS:
Giving out Grants – A true local charity organisation

Altering properties for the aged and disabled so they can stay in their homes longer
It can be extremely stressful for an elderly or disabled person to face the prospect of moving away from their home, familiar surroundings, family and friends. Unfortunately there are many things that force people out of their homes prematurely or make it difficult to stay. It can be as simple as a hand rail, or as complicated as a hallway too narrow for a wheel chair. Giving out Grants are altering properties and providing equipment for those in need. We want to help people feel safe in their homes and give them every opportunity to ensure daily tasks, that most of us take for granted, are made simple again.

Our Story: Sue, our founder, was thinking about her 85 year old Aunty living in a small unit with combined bath / shower. It was so difficult and unsafe for her aunty to get in & out of the shower. A task that we take for granted had become daunting and potentially dangerous. Thinking there must be so many people like her Aunty dealing with excessive daily stress Sue mentioned the issue to a friend Jackie, who found herself extremely drawn to this problem. Jackie watched her father who suffered from Motor Neuron Disease be supported by her aging and ill mum in New Zealand. She was grateful for all the equipment and alterations that were done to allow him to spend his last years in familiar surroundings with family and friends. We have seen the benefits if you have support and the difficulties if you don’t. Together in April 2014 Sue and Jackie formed Giving out Grants.

Giving out Grants is ‘locals supporting locals’. Grant recipients, builders, products and services are all sourced locally from the region we are supporting.

The first regions being supported are Central Coast and Newcastle / Hunter.

We are raising funds via an on line lottery.

To support us, please buy tickets. Tickets can be purchased in many ways. Ticket Prices 1-$10, 4-$35, 7-$60, 12-$100, 25-$200
On-line www.givingoutgrants.com.au
Post a cheque or money order to: Giving out Grants, PO Box 58, TOUKLEY NSW 2263 You must include full name, address & phone.
Bank Deposit Call us on 1300 491 117

There are 10 prizes up for grabs, including 3 cars. 1st prize is a SS Holden Commodore valued at $52,800.

We can’t do it alone, we really need public support. Please help us help people feel safe in their home and stay in familiar surroundings for as long as they can. Together we can make a difference to people’s lives.

Licence Number – CFN/23249 NSW Permit No GOCAU/1584
Start Date: 26/08/2014 09:00 AM AEST
Close Date: 21/11/2014 05:00 PM AEST
Draw Date: 25/11/2014 03:00 PM AEST

Jenolan Thunder imageWhats On Logo button image JENOLAN THUNDER:
Jenolan Thunder - Rhythm Hunters & Surprise Guest

Get ready for the music spectacle of 2014.

One of Australia's most dynamic festival groups will deliver their best in the iconic grand arch.

Rhythm Hunters have held 3 concerts in the arch and the event has seen over 1500 people inside the arch to witness Frenetic Shamanic Dance, Japanese Shakuhachi Flute Master Riley Lee, thunderous taiko drums, traditional music from Indonesia, electronic Beats, lots of people dancing in the largest underground caves systems in the world.

Like in an underground castle, the caves will come alive from 8pm on Saturday 29th November.

More information will be added to this event over the following weeks.

29 November at 20:00
Jenolan Caves Australia
Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan Caves,
New South Wales, Australia 2790

Whats On Logo button image FREE TAI CHI LESSONS:
Three more FREE Tai Chi in the 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. Weather Permitting

Venue: Edge Water Park, Buff Point Avenue , Buff Point
When: Sunday 28th September, 2014
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Venue: T.B.A Gorokan.
When: Sunday 19th October, 2014
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Venue: Phyllis Bennett Park. Webb Street , East Gosford. Opposite the Japanese Gardens
When: Sunday 30th November, 2014
Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Live From Five imageWhats On Logo button image LIVE FROM FIVE:
On Friday 3rd October 2014, Kibble Park will be home to the inaugural Live From Five, a gourmet food and wine event. Nestled in the heart of Gosford CBD, Kibble Park will become an activated hub of live entertainment, fresh food and wine.

Commencing at 5:00pm, Live From Five is ideal for those who work in the CBD and are looking for that T.G.I.F. occasion.

With live music, street performers, an eclectic mix of gourmet foods and boutique wines operating until 8:00pm, Live From Five is the perfect meeting location for friends, family and coworkers to gather and unwind.

Live From Five is a new initiative of GBID, and will be held on the first Friday of October, November and December.

Finish the week and start your weekend at Live From Five October 3rd at 5:00pm in Kibble Park. .

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

Sheppard imageWhats On Logo button image SHEPPARD COAST SHOW:
Sibling rivalry can go one of two ways; it can either be paralysing or it can be a catalyst to greatness.
For indie pop Brisbane band Sheppard, it was a rivalry that sparked the formation of a group like no other.

Born from a strong family foundation; George, Amy and Emma Sheppard perform with a desire to artistically and creatively express their take on the world and to engage the youth that live within it.

It wasn't long until the family discovered the many talents of Sydney musician/songwriter/videographer Jason Bovino. Jay was quickly recruited as a valuable member of the Sheppard team.

The group soon grew to a gang of six when they saw great potential in guitarist Michael Butler and drummer Dean Gordon.

Sheppard have amassed a strong international following and are constantly developing their local presence, infiltrating the music scene with their alternative indie pop sound and youthful vulnerability.

To date they have written and produced over 30 tracks, with their debut EP reaching platinum status, complemented also by an ARIA nomination for Best Independent Release. They expect to release their debut album in the first half of 2014.

Six big kids in one creative family, bound by the love they have for music

Sheppard will be at Bateau Bay Hotel on Saturday 11th October.
It's an all ages show (with children being accompanied by parents)

Tickets are $30 avail from the Bateau Bay Hotel and Oztix.

Jon Stevens imageWhats On Logo button image JON STEVENS COAST SHOW:
For over 30 years, Jon Stevens remarkable career as a singer, songwriter and performer has seen him achieve so much. This includes ARIA chart-topping success as the front man of legendary Australian bands Noiseworks and INXS, and now, with another band on the rise, The Dead Daisies.
Jon’s musical journey started off with success in his birthplace New Zealand, where he released his number one debut album, with two of the singles also hitting the top spot.

Following the success of Noiseworks, Stevens decided to pursue opportunities on a different kind of stage – starring as Judas in the 1992 highly acclaimed and successful Australian Musical Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar.

2014 has been and will continue to be a busy year for Jon. After a run of solo dates across Australia during the first half of the year, July saw him set off on a summer tour across the US with The Dead Daisies, supporting rock legends Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band then joins Def Leppard & Kiss on tour during August, as well as releasing a new The Dead Daisies EP, Face I Love.

To complete a huge year, Jon is keen to hit the Aussie road with his “Take Me Back” tour, which will see him singing some of his favourite songs from the amazing rock journey that has taken him all over the world, including being called up on stage at Madison Square Garden while in New York recently, to perform with Billy Joel. From Noiseworks classics to songs that have influenced and inspired him, Jon Stevens will delight all his fans with his laid-back yet energetic performances. s

See Jon at the Bateau Bay Hotel
Sunday 18th October 2014
Doors open 2pm
$20+bf or $30 on the door

Kiss Chasey imageWhats On Logo button image KISSCHASY ANNOUNCE COAST SHOW:
KISSCHASY consists of Darren Cordeaux, Joel Vanderuit, Karl Ammitzboll and Sean Thomas.

The boys formed the band way back in 2002 while they were growing up together in the country town of Balnarring on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

On the band’s debut album United Paper People and its follow up Hymns For The Non-Believer KISSCHASY showed a knack for energetic and melodic guitar pop that made them firm Triple J faves and earned them ARIA Award nominations. Anthems like “The Do Do’s and Whoa-ohs” and “Opinions Won’t Keep You Warm At Night” saw the group’s live popularity rise to the point where they sold out major venues like Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and The Forum, Melbourne in 2008. The songs also led to both albums eventually being certified gold with combined sales of over 100,000 copies.

Fast forward a year later and the band delivered smart songwriting, huge hooks and killer harmonies on their third long-player, Seizures which was nothing less than a quantum leap creatively and, as such, attracted both deeper and broader attention. It was recorded in Los Angeles during 2009 with legendary indie-rock producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, Powderfinger, The Vines) Seizures featured the singles "Generation Why", "Turnaround" and the 2010 gold selling fan favourite "Dinosaur". The band were also awarded the publicly voted Channel [V] Oz Artist of the Year around this time.

KISSCHASY boast a rock-solid rhythm section and off-the-leash guitar chops to rival any of their peers and their blistering live shows are testament to a band who have well and truly hit their stride.

WHERE:The Entrance Leagues Club
WHEN: Friday 14th November 2014, 8pm
WHO: KISSCHASY w/ Special Guests
TICKETS: www.oztix.com.au

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