25 June 2021

Nine things to do in the region this week (18-24 June)

| Lottie Twyford
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Snow covered mountains at Perisher Valley

The Snowy Mountains will come alive with music this weekend. Photo: Snowy Mountains Tourism.

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, events may be postponed or cancelled at short notice. Check with organisers for the latest event details.

There may be no long weekend in sight for a while, but there’s still plenty of events happening all around the region.

The hilarious stage show, Kiss Me, Kate, is coming to Queanbeyan, while the Snowy Mountains will host the Geometriczion festival in Thredbo.

In Binalong, the locals are set to dance their hearts out for the inaugural Dancing with the Locals event, and Melinda Schneider will perform in Goulburn as A Farewell to Doris.

In Ulladulla, it will be a weekend of books and fun at StoryFest 2021, and further down the NSW South Coast, in Batemans Bay, Winter Solstice Singing will take place.

The Yass Community Markets are on again, there’s a bushfire creative writing workshop in Quaama, and an acclaimed horticulturalist is hosting indoor plant workshops in Jugiong.

Have a great week, everyone!

Promo for 'Kiss Me, Kate' stage show

The hilarious stage show, Kiss Me, Kate, is playing at The Q in Queanbeyan from 18-27 June. Photo: Queanbeyan Players.

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Kiss Me, Kate

When: Friday, 18 June, to Sunday, 27 June, various times
Where: The Q, Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: $30 to $55 – book online.

Love Shakespeare? Love hot jazz? Love to laugh? Then Kiss Me, Kate is the show for you.

The hilarious musical is coming to The Q thanks to The Queanbeyan Players.

Based on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, with a cracking score by the legendary Cole Porter, this is a classic musical comedy, but refreshed for the 21st century.

All weekend

Geometriczion: Snowy Music Trip

When: Friday, 18 June, to Sunday, 20 June, all day
Where: Snowy Mountains
Cost: $465 – book online.

A snowy music trip is coming to the Snowy Mountains this weekend. There will be snow time to be had on the slopes in the mornings and afternoons, and then two parties for each of the evenings.

Tubs of books for sale at market

The weekend will be a celebration of all things books in Ulladulla. Photo: Supplied.

StoryFest 2021

When: Friday, 18 June, to Sunday, 20 June, various times
Where: Ulladulla Civic Centre
Cost: See full program online.

StoryFest 2021 is a storytelling festival in Ulladulla, on the NSW South Coast. It commences on 18 June with guests including Richard Fidler, Tanya Plibersek, Markus Zusak, Nikki Gemmell, Craig Silvey, Charles Massy, Meg Mason, Jessica Dettmann and Malcolm Knox.

It will be a weekend of great books, delicious food and lots of chat highlighting more than 40 writers, filmmakers and poets across a weekend of events and workshops.

Angela and Graham Elliot dancing on back of truck in Binalong

Angela and Graham Elliot practice their dance moves at home in Binalong. Photo: Supplied by Angela Elliot.


Dancing with the Locals

When: Friday, 18 June, at 6:00 pm
Where: Binalong Community Club, Glengarry Road
Cost: $90 – book online.

Binalong has been struck by dance fever as residents prepare for the inaugural Dancing with the Locals event.

Ten locals will perform a three-minute routine to raise funds for Binalong Community Club.

Your ticket includes a graze table, champagne on arrival, dinner and dessert.

Melinda Schneider

Melinda Schneider is saying a heartfelt goodbye to Doris Day. Photo: Melinda Schneider.

Melinda Schneider: A Farewell to Doris

When: Friday, 18 June, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Goulburn Workers Club
Cost: $39 – see Facebook for more information.Melinda Schneider returns to the stage in 2021 to pay tribute to the legendary Doris Day, who died in 2019 at age 97.A legend of stage, screen and song, Doris left behind an incredible body of work, which will be honoured in an unforgettable show at Goulburn Workers Club.
Woman shopping for produce at Yass Community Markets

Visit the Yass Community Markets, held on the first and third Saturday of every month. Photo: Visit Yass Valley.


Yass Community Markets

When: Saturday, 19 June, at 10:00 am
Where: 62 Comur Street, Yass
Cost: Free entry. For more information, visit the Yass Valley events page.

Yass Community Markets are held on the first and third Saturday of every month at Yass Memorial Hall.

Stalls include a variety of local produce, including jams, sauces, oils, baked items, arts and crafts.

Charred East Boyd State Forest after bushfire

East Boyd State Forest one year after the Black Summer bushfires. Photo: David Gallan.

Where There’s Smoke: Stories from the Ashes Workshop

When: Saturday, 19 June, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Quaama School of Arts Hall, 38 Cobargo Street, Quaama
Cost: Free – register online.

Research has shown that writing about a traumatic event can lead to positive health outcomes and help with processing the experience.

You’re invited to come together as a community to write about the experiences of the Black Summer bushfires and share your stories in a supportive environment.

Tammy Huynh surrounded by indoor plants

Tammy Huynh is usually surrounded by what she loves best: plants. Photo: The Wired Lab.

Wired Open Labs with Tammy Huynh

When: Saturday, 19 June, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Jugiong Memorial Hall, 299 Riverside Drive, Jugiong
Cost: $216 to $240 – book online.

As part of this year’s winter iteration of Wired Open Labs, acclaimed horticulturalist and plant stylist Tammy Huynh is presenting two indoor plant workshops in Jugiong.

Tammy wants everybody to treat indoor plants as a hobby, and not to stress too much about them.

promo for winter solstice singing

Even if you only sing in the shower, you’re invited to winter solstice singing. Image: Soul Tribe Studio.


Winter Solstice Singing

When: Sunday, 20 June, at 11:00 am
Where: Soul Tribe Studio, Batemans Bay
Cost: Free – see more information on Facebook.

Merrilyn Simmons is providing a community hour of singing in the moment at Batemans Bay.

Songs will be short, sweet, joyful and taught by ear. The event is suitable for divas and shower, car and bike singers alike.

All are welcome and gorgeous sounds are guaranteed. No bookings are required.

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