5 December 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (2 - 8 December)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Country pop artist Hayley Jensen on stage

Country-Pop artist Hayley Jensen is coming to Queanbeyan this weekend. Photo: Malcolm Katon / Firefly Photos Australia.

Events across the region are diverse this week.

Whether you’re the outdoors type, a comedy show or live music performance enthusiast or simply looking for a crafty event to get stuck into, we’ve got you sorted with our top picks throughout the week.

Lifestyle and Leisure Roadshow Batemans Bay poster

The Lifestyle & Leisure Roadshow takes place across three days in Batemans Bay. Photo: Hanging Rock Sports Complex.

Batemans Bay Lifestyle and Leisure Roadshow

When: Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Pl, Batemans Bay
Cost: Adult $12, concession $10, under 16s free, book here.

This event is a must for outdoor leisure enthusiasts. Running across three days, you’ll find a wide range of outdoor activity products, major-brand caravans, a selection of camper trailers, motorhomes, 4X4s, boats, accessories and more.

Musician Chad Croker playing guitar

Chad Croker is performing in Yass. Photo: Yazzbar.

Chad Croker at Yazzbar

When: Friday 2 December, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur St, Yass
Cost: Free, to book call 0434 105 115.

Join Yass Valley talent Chad Croker as he performs this Friday night at Yazzbar for a three-hour evening of acoustic tunes. He sets the ideal backdrop to enjoy some of the region’s best cool climate wines and tapas-style food from locally sourced produce, all in this cosy country wine bar just north of Canberra.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase poster

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase is coming to Batemans Bay. Photo: Comedy Showcase.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

When: Saturday 3 December, 8 to 10 pm
Where: Bay Pavilions, 12 Vesper St, Batemans Bay
Cost: General $38.50, groups (four or more) $35, book here.

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase is coming to Batemans Bay, bringing with it some of the best comedians in the nation, plenty of local favourites and fresh and emerging talents. To find out who is on the line-up, visit the Sydney Comedy Festival website.

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Roo & Drew are performing at The Goulburn Club. Photo: Humanitix.

Roo & Drew

When: Saturday 3 December, 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: The Goulburn Club, Suite 2/19 Market St, Goulburn
Cost: General $35, Goulburn Club members $30, book here.

Multi-award winners Drew McAlister and Roo are coming to the Goulburn Club. As two of Australia’s most renowned songwriters, they’ll be showcasing some of their best country music tunes, blending classic old-world country with the new.

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Deep in Drag is on this weekend in Pambula. Photo: Humanitix.

Deep in Drag

When: Saturday 3 December, 7:30 pm
Where: Oaklands Event Centre, 3546 Princes Hwy, Pambula
Cost: General $20, concession and Rainbow Wave festival ticket holders $20, book here.

An over 18s queer-centred party is coming to Pambula this Saturday night, bringing plenty of performances and music by local DJs. Hosted by Xena Ghost from Naarm Melbourne, this event will showcase many popular drag queens. It will also feature a catwalk for which people are encouraged to come dressed in drag and will have the opportunity to strut their stuff up and down the catwalk.

Singer Hayley Jensen on stage

Hayley Jensen is performing in Queanbeyan this weekend. Photo: Groundwater Country Music Festival Facebook.

Hayley Jensen

When: Sunday 4 December, 2 pm
Where: The Royal Hotel QBN, 85 Monaro St, Queanbeyan
Cost: Tickets are from $23.50 and can be purchased here.

One of Australia’s leading female country artists Hayley Jensen is performing her fan favourites and chart-topping hits in Queanbeyan this Sunday afternoon. The Albury-born singer/songwriter has taken her talents nationally and internationally, performing at the Buckle & Boots Festival in the UK, Calgary Stampede and Dauphin’s CountryFest in Canada, the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2022, the Country Rocks Festival, Deni Ute Muster, Groundwater Country Music Festival and many more.

kite flying

Come fly a kite and grab a bargain at the Ute and Boot Sale. Photo: Ray Trivedi.

‘Kick it off with Kites’ Ute and Boot Sale

When: Sunday 4 December, 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Tarago Show Ground, 1894 Braidwood Road, Tarago
Cost: Gold coin donation.

Whether you’re looking to clean out the spoils of a spring clean for a bit of cash or for a bargain on pre-loved items, you might find it at this event. Expect to encounter anything from clothes to homewares, gardening tools to books, toys, craft items and more. From 9 am at the Tarago Showground, there will also be kite flying, a sausage sizzle, a coffee van on site and plenty of fun activities for all to participate in.

International Day of People with Disability poster

International Day of People with Disability is on Saturday 3 December. Photo: Goulburn Australia.

International Day of People with Disability

When: Monday 5 December, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Goulburn Recreation Area, Veolia Arena, 45 Braidwood Road, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry.

This event celebrates International Day of People with Disability with a variety of inclusive games and activities taking place including basketball, Zumba and art activities, as well as a free sausage sizzle. Displays from local emergency services and a display of earthmoving trucks and diggers will also be on show. This community event is fun, free and inclusive of everyone.

stack of magazines

Come and make some crafty Christmas pieces with magazines in Narooma. Photo: Matka Wariatka / iStock.

Christmas craft-a-noon

When: Wednesday 7 December, 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: Narooma Library, Field Street, Narooma
Cost: Free.

If you’re looking for something crafty and Christmasy to do with the kids to get you into the festive spirit, then head to the Narooma Library for a Christmas craft-a-noon. People of all ages are invited to make and decorate DIY Christmas trees from recycled magazines. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with the local community while making something fun and free for Christmas.

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