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For the week 14 to 21 August, 2017


Monday 14 August, 2017

Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery
Winterfest Art Exhibition
The Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s current exhibition is Winterfest at the Showground Gallery.
The exhibition will showcase art by the Group's members including Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre Art, Oils, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more.
The Exhibition runs until August 30th.
The Gallery is open, Mondays to Saturdays, from 10 am to 3 pm.
For further information visit the group's website or phone the Gallery 6652 2545
Monday 14th August to 30th August, 2017


Woolgoolga Art & Craft Gallery
Fired by the Sea
The Woolgoolga Art Group’s latest Exhibition, Fired by the Sea, showcases the works of its potters.
The exhibition of ceramic works encompasses a broad range of pieces including earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, functional and sculptural, wheel and hand build ceramics.
The Woolgoolga Art & Craft Gallery is located on Turon Parade, Woolgoolga, and is open daily from 10am to 4pm.
Entry is by a gold coin donation.
For further information please call 6654 1054.
Monday 14th August to Thursday 31st August, 2017


The Art Factory
Daunt: Four Score Years
The Art Factory is holding an Exhibition of paintings by local artist, Nicholas Daunt, to celebrate his painting career and a lifetime in creative industry. Nicholas' work, in the tradition of abstract impressionism, varies from haunting and enigmatic to bold, energetic swathes of colour.
The Art Factory is located at C2/151 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour, and is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
For more information please phone 6658 0300.
Monday 14th August to Saturday 9th September, 2017


Bunker Cartoon Gallery
29th Rotary Cartoon Awards
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery's latest Exhibition features cartoons taking part in the 29th Rotary Cartoon Awards.
There were over 360 entrants in six categories, and the exhibition showcases the very best of Australian cartooning, from political cartoons to caricatures to comic strips.
The exhibition runs until Sunday 1st of October.
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is open every day from 10am until 4pm.
Cost: Adults $5; Children Under 16 $3; Friends of the Gallery and children under 5, free entry.
For further information please phone: 6651 7343.
Monday 14th August to Sunday 1st October, 2017


Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
Not So Solitary Exhibition
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum's exhibition Not So Solitary, will run until Saturday, 19th of August.
The exhibition features poetry, music and linocuts inspired by memories of the place now known as the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Together with historical photographs and artefacts, this exhibition draws on an extensive oral history project by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, as well as Aboriginal knowledge holders, commercial and recreational fishers, tourism operators, divers, marine scientists, surfers and more.
The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 4pm. For further information visit the Museum website.
Tuesday 15th August to Saturday 19th August, 2017


Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
From Hardwoods to Soft Cottons Exhibition
The Coffs Harbour Regional Museum's exhibition – From Hardwoods to Soft Cottons will run until Saturday, 30th of September.
The exhibition showcases photographs and objects from Coffs Harbour's early timber days, alongside personal and household textiles created by women for their families, highlighting the differing experiences of work for men and women in the early days of settlement.
The Museum is located at 215 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, and is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm
For further information visit the Museum website.
Tuesday 15th August to Saturday 30th September, 2017


Wednesday 16 August, 2017

C.ex Coffs Harbour
Living Well Expo
The Living Well Expo, focusing on people with disabilities and their carers, will be held at the C.ex Club on Wednesday 16th of August, from 10am to 2pm.
There will be more than 50 exhibitors offering information and advice on disability, mental health, aged care services, and the NDIS. The day will feature expert speakers, a Q & A session, and a showcase of active lifestyle options. Free tea and coffee.
This is a free event and Community Transport can provide transport to the event if required. Just phone 1300 812 504.
For further information please contact Deb Thompson on 6651 1788 or visit the Mid Coast Communities website.
Wednesday 16th August, 2017


Friday 18 August, 2017

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Gallery Collection & Jonathan Crowther, Jane Wilson
A new Exhibition will be opening at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Friday, 18th of August.
It features gems from the gallery's own collection, as well as new works by artists Jonathan Crowther and Jane Wilson.
Jonathan Crowther's work explores the relationship between the digital image and painting, while Jane Wilson's work depicts how our experiences of joy, confusion and loss are often seen in our faces.
The exhibition runs until 23rd of September, and the Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
For further information please phone: 6648 4863 or go to the Gallery's website.
Friday 18th August to Saturday 23rd September, 2017


Saturday 19 August, 2017

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Artist Talk with Jo Besley, Jonathan Crowther & Jane Wilson
Coffs Harbour Museum and Gallery Co-ordinator, Cath Fogarty, will be hosting an informal talk and Q & A panel session at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Saturday 19th of August from 10:30 am to 11:30am to coincide with the opening of the Gallery's new Exhibition.
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum and Gallery Curator, Jo Besley, will be discussing the history of the Gallery's collection of artworks and the importance of collections for regional art galleries.
Exhibiting artists, Jonathan Crowther and Jane Wilson, will be discussing their works.
Saturday 19th August, 2017


C.ex Club Coffs Harbour
Family Drug Support Workshop
Is someone in your family misusing drugs or alcohol ? Family Drug Support helps families cope with these issues.
They will be running a Stepping Stones To Success workshop over two weekends in August to meet the needs of family members supporting someone with drug or alcohol problems.
The workshop will be run at the C.ex Club, Northside Venue, Vernon Street, on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of August, and on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of August, from 9.30am to 4pm on all four days.
Cost – free for FDS members; course workbook $40; FDS membership $30.
To register, please call Theo on 0402 604 354
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August, and Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August, 2017


Moonee Marketplace, Moonee Beach
The Pacific Collective: Plastics 101 Workshop
Did you know only 20% of all plastics actually get recycled ?
With 8 million tonnes entering our oceans every year, it's time to start reducing our plastic consumption.
On Sunday 23rd of July, Louise Hardman, founder of The Pacific Collective, will be running a free community workshop to teach people about plastics and how to reduce the amount of plastics in our lives. The workshop will be held at Shops 14 & 15 Moonee Marketplace, 2B Moonee Beach Road Moonee Beach, from 10.30 am to 12pm.
Louise, an environmental science and chemistry teacher, will provide in-depth knowledge about harmful plastics, consumer choices and other issues around plastic waste.
For further information visit the Our-Living-Coast website.
Saturday 19th August, 2017


Sunday 20 August, 2017

Coffs Conservatorium Performance Space
Coffs Con Sunday Concert Series
The Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium's next Sunday concert will be held on Sunday, 20th of August at 3pm.
The program includes Beethoven's joyous Opus 11 Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Schumann Novelettes for solo piano, and the incredible Brahms Piano Quartet No 2. Special guest artists include Flinders Quartet leader, Shane Chen on violin, and internationally renowned piano soloist Daniel de Borah; as well as Paul Dean on clarinet, Trish O’Brien on cello, and Patrick Brearley on viola.
The concert will be held at the Coffs Conservatorium Performance Space, 1/6A Bray Street.
Cost: Adults $35; Students $15, plus booking fee.
For further information and to book, visit the Coffs Conservatorium website.
Sunday 20th August, 2017


Monday 21 August, 2017

Community College Rooms
Accommodation Options In Retirement and Aged Care – Fees and Charges
The Department of Human Services is running two free seminars for retirees on Monday 21st of August.
The first from, 3.30pm to 5pm, is Accommodation Options In Retirement and will cover a comparison of accommodation types, Centrelink assessment, financial advantages and disadvantages, and aged care fees and charges.
The second workshop runs from 5.30pm to 7pm and covers Aged Care – Fees and Charges - including determining aged care needs, options for the former home, pension and taxation implications, and fees and charges.
Both seminars will be held at the Community College Rooms, 11B Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour.
Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 136 357
Monday 21st August, 2017




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