Whether you’re staying near or far to home, there’s something happening to keep your weekend and week busy in our region.
On the NSW South Coast, head to a weekend-long conference about issues to the area as a result of the Black Summer bushfires. Or listen to Out of Abingdon perform at Tathra, or meet the brewers from Stoic Brewing at Tilba.
If you like wine, there will be cellar door tastings at Kingsdale Wines near Goulburn, or you can experience music at Chant du Vin festival at Vintner’s Daughter in Murrumbateman.
There are also markets happening, including The Queanbeyan Hive & Seek Markets, and Boorowa Makers and Growers Community Markets on Saturday, 22 May.
Want to experience something different? There’s an electric vehicle showcase in Cooma, and The Little Yellow House Gallery grand opening in Wagga Wagga.
Have a great week, everyone!
The Fires Changed Everything
When: Saturday, 22 May, from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 23 May, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Bateman’s Bay Community Centre
Cost: Varies, book online.
The Fires Changed Everything is a day of workshops and panel discussions exploring the issues nature faces on the NSW South Coast, particularly after the Black Summer bushfires.
The Saturday program features the workshops, panel discussions and a dinner in the evening, then on the Sunday there will be a field trip to Mogo State Forest.
Cellar Door Wine Tastings at Kingsdale Wines
When: Saturday, 22 May, and Sunday, 23 May, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Kingsdale Wines, 745 Crookwell Road, Kingsdale
Cost: Varies – see online.
Situated on just seven acres, the unique flavours of Kingsdale Wines are popular with local restaurants and visitors. Come by for a cellar door tasting all weekend (buses by appointment only).
Chant du Vin at Vintner’s Daughter
When: Saturday, 22 May, at 5:30 pm, and Sunday, 23 May, at 4:30 pm
Where: Vintner’s Daughter, Murrumbateman
Cost: Varies, from $90 – book online.
The Chant du Vin festival and Vintner’s Daughter are excited to present an evening of premium wine and iconic artists in an intimate acoustic setting. Featuring performances from Australian music legends Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus), Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) and Mahalia Barnes.
Bookings are essential.
When: Saturday, 22 May, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Old Court House Grounds, Marsden Street, Boorowa
The Boorowa Rotary Community Makers and Growers Markets invite you to come along and experience food, craft and products grown, made and prepared by locals.
When: Saturday, 22 May, at 10:00 am
Where: The Queanbeyan Hive
Celebrate World Bee Day with the launch of the monthly Queanbeyan Hive & Seek Market. You can enjoy coffee or tea in the lovely gardens, wander through the gallery, browse local stalls, and pick up food from the Create Collaborate Collective Inc Backyard BBQ.
Out of Abingdon at Navigate Arts
When: Saturday, 22 May, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Navigate Arts @ The Old Tanja Church, 1140 Tathra-Bermagui Road, Tanja
Cost: $25 – book online.
Enjoy a warm and intimate evening of lounge music with Out of Abingdon at Navigate Arts. Tanja’s very own Bodhi Turner will play support. The event is BYO and children under 16 are free.
Meet the Brewers with Stoic Brewing
When: Saturday, 22 May, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Dromedary Hotel, 14 Bate Street, Central Tilba
Cost: $65 – book online.
Founders and operators of family-owned Stoic Brewing, Steve and Andrew Prosser, will present a selection of six delicious craft beers, imagined and created at their brewery in Gerringong, NSW.
Dromedary Hotel chef Mike will be serving up Southern US inspired dishes and there will be entertainment from Captain Ablit & the Bluetrassh.
Ev-ent E-Cars & Renewable Energy
Where: 11 Bolaro Street, Cooma
Cost: $5, children free.
Climate Action Monaro is convening an exciting day for learning about electric cars and renewable energy in Cooma. Look and learn about this exciting and evolving technology, and see how you can reduce your carbon footprint. You can talk to electric vehicle drivers and find out what is possible. See the full program online.
The Little Yellow House Gallery & Studio Opening
When: Thursday, 27 May, from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: 41 Tompson Street, Wagga Wagga