22 April 2021

Nine things to do in the region this week (23-29 April)

| Lottie Twyford
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Country band The Silverline

Husband and wife duo The Silverline will take to the stage in Boorowa on Friday, 23 April. Photo: The Silverline.

With beautiful weather ahead for the weekend, there is no better time to head out and about to explore the region.

If you’re keen to hear live music, The Silverline is set to perform in Boorowa; Canberra Strings is putting on their rendition of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden in Braidwood; and the Currents Festival will take place in Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

You can keep the whole family entertained at the Tumut Falling Leaf Festival. Or if you want to learn more about sustainability on the Sapphire Coast, head to Wolumla on Saturday, 24 April. If textiles are your thing, learn more about the ACT Textiles Association and pick up some goodies from its market stall on Saturday in Queanbeyan.

Love cars? The Yass Show & Shine will be back in town all day on Saturday so polish your preferred vehicle of choice and head down.

In Moruya, a very special Anzac Day service will be happening at dusk, where you can see the town’s replica of the Martin Place Cenotaph, built from local granite.

Have a great week, everyone!


The Silverline rocks Boorowa

When: Friday, 23 April, from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: Boorowa Ex Services & Citizens Club, Pudman Street, Boorowa
Cost: Free.

The Boorowa Ex-Services and Citizens Club is proud to present award-winning country duo The Silverline.

The duo has had three top-10 hit songs in the Australian National Country Charts. Husband and wife singer-songwriters Michael and Catherine Lehnen deliver powerfully crafted, immersive and arena-ready country songs.

Falling Leaf Festival logo

Falling Leaf Festival celebrates all that is great about autumn in Tumut. Image: Dan Stanley Designs/Falling Leaf Festival.


Falling Leaf Festival

When: Saturday, 24 April from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Bila Park Tutu, NSW
Cost: Free, but donations are encouraged. Tickets required, book online.

The Falling Leaf Festival is a celebration of everything Tumut and the town’s surrounds has to offer at this magical time of year. A fabulous family-friendly festival, the 2021 event includes live music on the main stage, headlined by the incredible Lyn Bowtell and Luke O’Shea, and featuring Snowy Mountains duo Montgomery Church plus other acts.

With the ever-changing colours, crisp sunny days, delicious food and drinks, kids’ entertainment, market stalls and so much more, this festival is the perfect way to celebrate autumn.

Check out the Falling Leaf Festival website for the full program of events.

Knitted cardigan on stand

The ACT Textile Arts Society (ACTTAA) is a community of craft artists who make items from wool, fabric and paper. Photo: Carol Cooke.

ACT Textile Arts Society Market Stall

When: Saturday, 24 April, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Queanbeyan Arts Society, 6 Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free.

Saturday is the day to come and buy some beautiful artisan textile works at the ACT Textile Arts Society Market Stall. The ACT Textile Arts Society (ACTTAA) is a community of craft artists who make items from wool, fabric and paper, and they have been working hard to make unique, beautiful and affordable items for sale.

Items for sale this weekend are decorated tea towels, knitted garments, iPad covers, pin cushions, handmade cards, 3D printed jewellery and games.

Band members from Thunder Fox standing on wharf

Indie pop-rock outfit Thunder Fox headlines this year’s Currents music event, held during Youth Week. Photo: Eurobodalla Shire Council.

Currents 2021

When: Saturday, 24 April, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Riverside Park Amphitheatre, Moruya
Cost: Free – register here.

Indie pop-rock outfit Thunder Fox and South Coast favourites The Spindrift Saga and Sam Fletcher headline the free, all-ages Currents 2021 music event in Moruya.

As well as the big-name acts, local high-school outfits will compete in a battle of the bands, giving local up-and-coming musicians a chance to play in front of a big crowd.

There will be limited free food available on the day, as well as food vans to keep everybody fed.

Youth Week Here to There: Past to Present

When: Saturday, 24 April, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Old Bega Hospital
Cost: Free – register via email.
Young people aged 12 years & over are invited to participate in a mixed media workshop focusing on regeneration and re-growth of the environment that was impacted by drought, fires then rain as part of National Youth Week 2021.
The event will be led by tutor Sharon Stevens, and will allow budding artists to use techniques like painting, drawing, mono printing, collage and cutouts.
Work will be showcased at the Plethora of Postcards exhibition, held from 25 June – 20 July 2021.

Sapphire Coast Sustainability Expo

When: Saturday, 24 April, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Wolumla Hall, Scott Street, Wolumla
Cost: Gold coin donation for entry.

The Sapphire Coast Sustainability Expo celebrates sustainable power sources, animal preservation, regeneration and sustainable daily items.

You’re invited to join the expo for a day of lively displays and discussions on environment and sustainability projects that celebrate the great things happening on the Sapphire Coast. A zero-waste event, all attendees are welcome to bring a plate to share.

Email Gavin at [email protected] for more information.

Banner for Yass Valley Show 'N Shine

The Yass Valley Show ‘N Shine is back this Saturday. Photo: Yass Valley SPIN Foundation.

Yass Show ‘N Shine

When: Saturday, 24 April, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Riverbank Park, Yass
Cost: $20 entry, register on the day.

The Yass Valley SPIN Foundation is ready to roll with the 2021 Show ‘N Shine event in Yass.

Anything with wheels is welcome, whether it be cars, bikes, trucks or 4WDs – get them out of the shed.

One hundred per cent of proceeds from the event will be donated to people in the Yass Valley who need support with medical needs and assistance.

Gates open at 7:00 am and entrants are asked to be parked by 9:00am. For further information, see the event’s Facebook page.

Members of Canberra Strings performing

Canberra Strings will be performing Schubert’s String Quartet no. 14, Death and the Maiden in Braidwood on Anzac Day. Photo: Canberra Strings.


Canberra Strings: Schubert’s Death and the Maiden

When: Sunday, 25 April, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 47 Elrington Street, Braidwood
Cost: $20-$25 – tickets available here.

Canberra Strings will be presenting their second pop-up concert, performing two Schubert string quartets on Anzac Day.

Why not make a day of it in Braidwood, with the Anzac Day march and service followed by lunch and a concert?

All tickets must be pre-booked and paid for online.

Gary Traynor and Stoker Reginald Edward Turner

Gary Traynor (left), who has organised the Moruya Dusk Service, and Stoker Reginald Edward Turner. Photo: Gary Traynor.

Moruya Dusk Service

When: Sunday, 25 April, at 5:15 pm
Where: WWII RAAF Bunkers, Thelmore Pistol Club, Donnelly Drive, Moruya
Cost: Free – QR code check-in required upon arrival.

Moruya’s first ever Anzac Day dusk service will take place this year.

During the past year, the Moruya Remembers Committee has recreated the Martin Place Cenotaph from Moruya granite and this will be on display at the event.

Attendees are asked to bring a torch and wear mosquito-proof clothing.

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