13 May 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (13 – 19 May)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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This Sunday, get ready to test your limits at the Rocky Trail Run in Mogo. Photo: Kristian Sekulic.

There’s plenty to do in the regions this weekend, especially if you love the outdoors, live music, movies, entertainment and markets.

On Saturday, Rotary is holding a ball in Moruya with music from the Duntroon Military band, Batemans Bay Library is screening the 1939 classic romantic drama Goodbye Mr Chips, Jo Tweedie is performing live at Nelligen’s Steampacket Hotel and there’s a Malibu surf competition taking place Merimbula.

To end the weekend on Sunday, there’s the Rocky Trail Run in Mogo, the Merimbula Seaside Markets, Bowning Community Hall is holding their Trash and Treasure markets and Dust N Echos are performing at The Dromedary Hotel in Tilba.

On Thursday afternoon, foodies should flock to the Wagga Wagga Showgrounds for the weekly Riverina Producers Market.


Get set to dance the night away at the Rotary Ball. Photo: Royal Military College – Duntroon, Australian Army.

Rotary Ball

When: Saturday 14 May, 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Moruya Golf Club, Corner of Evans & Murray Street, Moruya
Cost: Tickets are $50, purchase at Moruya Golf Club reception or phone 02 4474 2300.

This Saturday night, the Moruya Golf Club invites you for a two-course dinner at the Rotary Ball. Wear your best cocktail attire and get ready to dance the night away with music from the Duntroon Military 10 piece band.

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Watch a classic movie this Saturday in Batemans Bay. Photo: File.

Classic movie screening: Goodbye Mr Chips

When: Saturday 14 May, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay
Cost: Free entry, register for tickets here.

Classic film lovers won’t want to miss a special screening of the 1939 romantic drama Goodbye Mr Chips at the Batemans Bay Library. Set in the late 1800s, it tells the story of retiring school teacher Mr Chips who comes out of his shell as one of the school’s most beloved statesmen. Robert Donat’s performance as Mr Chips won him the 1940 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Musician Jo Tweedie

Jo Tweedie will be performing live in Nelligen this Saturday. Photo: Steampacket Hotel Facebook.

Jo Tweedie LIVE

When: Saturday 14 May, from 1 pm
Where: Steampacket Hotel, 963 Kings Hwy, Nelligen
Cost: Free entry.

If you’re looking for a way to unwind this weekend and want to support local, then grab your friends and family and head to the Steampacket Hotel in Nelligen. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than to have lunch and listen to some live music, courtesy of the vocal and guitar stylings of Jo Tweedie.


Check out the South Coast’s best surfers this Saturday at Merimbula Beach. Photo: Merimbula Sailboard Club Facebook.

The Gazamal Malibu Surf Comp

When: Saturday 14 May, from 7 am
Where: Main Beach, Merimbula, Merimbula Beach
Cost: Entry from $60, registration details here.

This Saturday surfers of all ages, local and interstate, will gather at Merimbula Beach to compete in the Gazamal Malibu Surf Comp. Whether you want to register and participate or simply watch, you’ll witness some of the best surfers from the South Coast go head to head for trophies and titles. Registration includes a t-shirt, all-day barbecue and the chance to win prizes and trophies.


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Get your running shoes on to compete this Sunday in Mogo. Photo: Rocky Trail Run.

Rocky Trail Run

When: Sunday 15 May, 8 am – 2 pm
Where: Deep Creek Dam Road, Mogo
Cost: Entry from $39, register here.

Get your runners on and get ready to race this Sunday, as the Rocky Trail Run invites people to compete in three different challenges. Participants can register for 7 km, 14 km or 21 km loop runs. Professional photos are included for each participant, and medals are up for grabs.

Rotary Club of Merimbula stand

The Merimbula Seaside Market is held on the third Sunday of every month. Photo: VisitNSW.

Merimbula Seaside Market

When: Sunday 15 May, 8 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Ford Park Playground, 37 Ocean Dr, Merimbula
Cost: Free entry.

What better way to take in the scenic views and spend your Sunday morning than to come along to the Merimbula Seaside Market, held by the Rotary Club every third Sunday of the month. Bring your family and friends and explore the treasures and pleasures in the jewel of the Sapphire Coast, with plenty of jewellery, fashion, produce, food, plants, books, crafts and more on offer. These markets have got something for everyone and if you’re lucky, you might even spot a whale or dolphin from the bay.

bric a brac stall

Do you want to de-clutter your house? Visit the Trash and Treasure market in Bowning. Photo: Yass Valley.

Bowning Community Hall Trash & Treasure

When: Sunday 15 May, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: 5 Short Street, Bowning
Cost: Free entry.

One person’s trash is another’s treasure at the Bowning Community Hall Trash and Treasure markets. Purchase or swap for various items from stalls packed with books, clothing, homewares, vintage items and antiques. Those interested in having their own booth for $15 can book via the Bowning Hall stall-holder form. There will also be a sausage sizzle and other food and drinks for sale.

Band Dust n Echos

The Dromedary Hotel will be hosting Dust n Echos this weekend. Photo: The Dromedary Hotel.

Sunday Arvo Session – Dust n Echos

When: Sunday 15 May, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: The Dromedary Hotel, 14 Bate Street, Central Tilba
Cost: Free entry.

Tilba’s The Dromedary Hotel promises a relaxing afternoon this Sunday alongside the musical stylings of the talented Jodie-Lee, Dennis and Adam – aka Dust n Echos. The music is free for all hotel patrons, so grab a meal and some drinks and get ready to unwind.


Produce on a table

Riverina Producers Market is run by producers for food lovers. Photo: VisitNSW.

Riverina Producers Market

When: Thursday 19 May, 1 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke Street
Cost: Free entry.

Producers themselves run the Riverina Producers Market to connect with people who love good food. Browse a variety of stalls selling fresh and prepared foods, food-related products and complementary homewares. Foodies will pick up quality meat, fruit, vegetables, cheeses, bread, honey, jams, berries, pickles, sweet treats, chocolates and plenty more.

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