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Nine things to do in the region this week (19-25 November)

James Coleman19 November 2021
Handwoven goods stall at Moruya Country Market

Handwoven goods at Moruya Country Market. Photo: Moruya Country Market.

Take a moment to sit back and relax this week before the Christmas rush descends.

Across the region, there’ll be cigars and whiskey at Yazzbar in Yass; a piano recital in Narooma; and a screening of 1973 Academy Award-winning film The Sting, starring Paul Newman, at Batemans Bay.

As always, there will be the hustle and bustle of the region’s regular markets. Cooma is blending its regular fresh produce market with a roots and blues music festival, while Bombala will come alive to the revs of engines for its annual motorbike show.

Friday

Man on motorbike

See all things two-wheeled at Bombala Bike Show. Photo: Bombala Bike Show.

Bombala Bike Show

When: Friday, 19 November, and Saturday, 20 November
Where: Bombala
Cost: Free.

If you are a motorbike enthusiast, mark Friday and Saturday on your calendar for the Bombala Bike Show.

Its Show’n’Shine competition offers the chance for you to show off your beloved toy and maybe win one of the spectacular trophies and some prize money.

The popular burnout competition will be held, along with live entertainment, kids entertainment and rides, along with plenty of food and trade stalls onsite.

Saturday

Moruya Country Markets

Head to Moruya Country Market on the NSW South Coast on Saturday morning. Photo: Moruya Country Market.

Moruya Country Market

When: Saturday, 20 November, from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Riverside Park, Moruya
Cost: Free

Moruya Country Market is a vibrant market held every Saturday morning on the banks of the stunning Moruya River. There is something for everyone with more than 140 stallholders selling everything from locally grown fresh produce; delicious homemade preserves and baked treats; handmade arts and crafts; pre-loved books, clothing and bric-a-brac; and refreshments.

Man and woman at Mount Kosciusko peak

Sunset or moonrise walks up Mount Kosciusko are highly recommended. Photo: Thredbo Resort.

Climb Australia’s Highest Mountain – Conquer Kosciusko

When: Saturday, 20 November, at 7 am
Where: Snowy Region Visitors Centre, Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne
Cost: $40 – for more information, click here.

This classic Australian Alpine trek is a full-day adventure filled with great natural beauty, well-formed tracks and the one and only true Alpine ecosystem in Australia. It will be a challenging walk on account of the distance and the good pace that must be maintained to finish no later than 5 pm – but what an achievement!

Come equipped with a good pair of walking boots, two to three litres of water (there are no refills on the walk), hydrolytes, two snacks, lunch, a rain jacket, one warm (down) jacket, sunscreen and a cap or hat with a wide brim.

Dice and board games

Play some board games in Moruya on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Robert Coelho.

Board games afternoon

When: Saturday, 20 November, from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Moruya Library, Vulcan Street, Moruya
Cost: Free – book tickets online.

Whether you’re a board game wiz, or just want some Saturday afternoon fun at Moruya Library, you’ll love playing Monopoly, Scrabble, chess, Stupid Deaths and more. Come along with friends or on your own as there’s something for everyone. All age groups and experience levels welcome.

Red theatre seats

Watch the Academy Award-winning caper film, The Sting, in Batemans Bay this weekend. Photo: Eurobodalla Shire Council.

Classic movie screening of The Sting

When: Saturday, 20 November, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay
Cost: Free entry – register here.

Come to Batemans Bay Library for a Saturday afternoon screening of Academy Award-winning caper film from 1973, The Sting. Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, the film is a complicated story of two professional grifters trying to con a mob boss.

Bookings are essential and spaces are limited.

Neeman Piano Duo

Canberra’s Neeman Piano Duo are playing in Narooma, on the NSW South Coast, this Saturday. Photo: Neeman Piano Duo.

Neeman Piano Duo

When: Saturday, 20 November, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church, 11 Tilba St, Narooma
Cost: $25 – book tickets here.

Canberra’s highly acclaimed Neeman Piano Duo present a program of music by Tchaikovsky, Barber, Chopin and Poulenc at St Paul’s Anglican Church.

Cigar and glass of spirits

Head along to Yazzbar in Yass for cigar and spirits pairing this weekend. Photo: Valiant Made.

Cigar pairing at Yazzbar

When: Saturday, 20 November, at 8 pm
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Cost: $220; bookings essential – phone Deb Hamilton on 0434 105 119.

Join the staff at Yazzbar in the Cigar Garden for an exceptional occasion that pairs cigars with spirits, and food matching by chef Simon.

Man's hands holding tomatoes

Tilba Market showcases locally grown produce. Photo: Tilba Market.

Tilba Market

When: Saturday, 20 November, 8 am to 12 pm
Where: 3A Bate Street, Central Tilba
Cost: Free.

When you visit the charming historic township of Central Tilba on a Saturday morning, you can’t go past Tilba Market held in the Big Hall every week. There is a variety of stalls selling a range of products, including fresh fruit and vegetables; free range eggs; local honey; jams and preserves; and delicious baked treats.

Musicians performing onstage

Cooma presents a day of blues and roots music, plus market stalls, at the Cooma Country Roots & Blues festival. Photo: Cooma Country Roots & Blues.

Sunday

Cooma Country Roots & Blues (CRAB)

When: Sunday, 21 November, from 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Centennial Park, Cooma
Cost: Free.

The Cooma Country Roots and Blues (CRAB) festival started in 2018 as part of the Cooma Rotary Market. The event is now in its fourth year. Entry is free, which is made possible by the generous financial support of Cooma Rotary Club and Snowy Monaro Regional Council. The aim is simple: a fun day for all the family.

In addition to the great music, there will be market stalls to visit and excellent food, plus plenty of parking.

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