1 July 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (1 – 7 July)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Join Edwina Robinson this weekend in Moruya as she teaches you how to build your own micro-forest at home. Photo: The Climate Factory.

There’s lots to do in the region this weekend, especially if you love musicals, live performances, entertainment, animals and gardening.

Running all weekend, the hills are alive with The Sound of Music at the Q Theatre.

On Friday the Moruya Jockey Club is holding its Tradies Race Day, and there’s a karaoke competition at the Braidwood Servicemens Club.

To kick off the weekend on Saturday, there’s a NSW Region Alpaca Colour Show in Goulburn, a live performance by Tony King and Nina Vox in Quaama, a Rolling Disco at the PCYC in Goulburn and a yoga class like no other at Pure Body Yoga in Pambula.

Ending the weekend, young Bega local Felicity Dowd is performing at the Tilba Valley Winery and Ale House and Edwina Robinson, the founder of the Climate Factory will be teaching you how to make your own micro-forest in Moruya.

All Weekend

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The 1930s classic musical Sound of Music has hit the Q Theatre. Photo: Queanbeyan Players Inc.

The Sound of Music

When: Friday 1 July, 7:30 pm, Saturday 2 July, 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday 3 July, 1:30 pm
Where: The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford St, Queanbeyan
Cost: Tickets are from $30 and can be purchased here.

Set in 1930s Austria under the shadow of Nazi occupation, free spirited postulant Maria Rainer is found ill-suited to life as a nun and sent to serve as governess to the seven children of widower and decorated Naval Officer Captain von Trapp. Maria brings music and life to the grim and regimented household, infecting the entire family with her joie de vivre. Packed with classic tunes, this time-honoured story of love and patriotism comes to life at Q Theatre.



Catch one (or more) of eight races at Moruya Jockey Club’s annual Tradies Race Day. Photo: Racing NSW.

Moruya Jockey Club Tradies Race Day

When: Friday 1 July, from 11 am
Where: Moruya Jockey Club, 100 Donnelly Drive, Moruya
Cost: Free entry for 18 and under (accompanied by parent or guardian over 25), $10 per adult, book here.

Gates open at 11 am for eight races at the Moruya Jockey Club’s annual Tradies Race Day. There will be bookies, a bar, a coffee van and TAB in operation, as well as food available through Rotary’s kiosk and various food vans.

people doing karaoke

Come and sing your heart out this Friday night in Braidwood. Photo: Lisegagne, istock.

Karaoke Comp @ Braidwood Servicemens Club

When: Friday 1 July, from 8 pm
Where: Braidwood Servicemens Club & Golf Course, 15 Victory Street, Braidwood
Cost: Free entry.

This Friday, open to anyone 16 and over, the Braidwood Servicemens Club’s karaoke competition kicks off with session one of three running over consecutive Friday nights. Free to enter, participants stand to win a $100 prize at each heat and $500 at the grand final. For more information, call 0448 42 2 108 or message the Servicemens Club on Facebook.


Two alpacas

Alpacas from Babylon Farm at Murrumbateman. Photo: NSW Farmers.

Christmas Carnival of Colour – AAA NSW Region Alpaca Colour Show

When: Saturday 2 July, 9:30 am – 5 pm and Sunday 3 July, 8:30 am – 3 pm
Where: Goulburn Recreation Area, Peden Pavilion/Gate 6, 45 Braidwood Rd, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry.

The AAA NSW Region Alpaca Colour Show is coming to Goulburn this Saturday, but with a twist – the Christmas Carnival of Colour. The Alpaca Show will be Christmas in July themed with exhibitors getting into the spirit and dressing up for the ring. Exhibitors will come to Goulburn from all over NSW and interstate to participate, answer questions and celebrate all things alpaca.

Tony King and Nina Vox on guitars

Tony King and Nina Vox are performing together this Saturday. Photo: Eventbrite.

Live Performance for Singers and Musicians With Tony King and Nina Vox

When: Saturday 2 July, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Quaama School of Arts Hall, 43 Cobargo Street, Quaama
Cost: Free entry, register here.

Bermagui singer/songwriter Tony King has won an ARIA, Best Song at the ASA/APRA Songwriters Awards eight times and Best Lyrics at the International Songwriting Awards 2014, and was named Australian Songwriter of the Year 2009 and 2022. He is joined by accomplished Sydney singer/artist Nina Vox who has performed on stages nationwide, for an afternoon of live music and workshops.

Session one will consist of performance practice for singers and musicians and session two will involve workshopping participants’ performances. Afternoon tea is supplied, participants are encouraged to bring along their instruments and registration is essential.

flyer for rolling disco

BYO helmet and skates to the rolling disco at the PCYC. Photo: Goulburn Australia.

Rolling Disco at PCYC Goulburn

When: Saturday 2 July, 3 – 8 pm
Where: PCYC Goulburn, Avoca St &, Derwent St, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry.

The Goulburn Community Drug Action Team and Goulburn Youth Services with the help of the fantastic RollerFit Team this Saturday are offering two free roller disco sessions. There’s a community session from 3 pm to 5 pm (children under 12 must be supervised) and a youth session from 6 pm to 8 pm for those ages 12- 24. Dinner will be provided for the second session. BYO helmets are required.


Take yoga to another level with Yin Yoga. Photo: Fizkes, iStock.

Yin Yoga with live music and Sound Journey

When: Saturday 2 July, 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Where: Pure Body Yoga, 20 Quondola St, Pambula
Cost: Tickets $45 at the door or pre-booked for $40 here.

Vanessa Forbes and Steve Mazabow combine Yin yoga with live music, soundscapes and stories from some of the planet’s most ancient cultures to bring you no ordinary yoga session. Aimed at taking participants into a state of deep relaxation, this session is designed to access profound inner contemplation, learning and wisdom.


Felicity Dowd with guitar

Felicity Dowd is ready to strike her guitar and sing some tunes in Tilba this weekend. Photo: Felicity Dowd Music.

Felicity Dowd at Tilba Valley Winery and Ale House

When: Sunday 3 July, from 12 pm
Where: Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House, 947 Old Hwy, Corunna
Cost: Free entry.

Hit up Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House for an afternoon of stunning views, delicious food and live entertainment by Bega singer-songwriter Felicity Dowd. Last year Felicity reached number one on the iTunes Country Songs Chart with her single Blue Skies.

Edwina Robinson

Join Edwina Robinson this Sunday for her micro-forest workshop. Photo: The Climate Factory.

How to make a home micro-forest workshop

When: Sunday 3 July, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: The Climate Factory, 52 Evans St, Moruya
Cost: Tickets are $35 pp and can be booked here.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own home micro-forest? Join Climate Factory founder Edwina Robinson as she puts her background in landscape architecture, sustainability and community development on show in a hands-on micro-forestry workshop. Her theory and prac-based teachings will demonstrate how to prepare and select the right plants for success, plus you’ll get to participate in planting a 25 sqm patch of rainforest using local coastal species.

The workshop will be conducted in the Climate Factory’s back garden and a muffin, coffee and tea break will be provided.

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