There’s plenty to do around the region this week, especially if you love animals. Birdland at Batemans Bay is celebrating its 50th year and Mogo Wildlife Park is holding its third community day.
The annual Yass Picnic Races are also back this weekend for their 121st year at the Marchmont racecourse, there’s a colour run in Moruya, a multicultural festival is being held in Queanbeyan and there’s a great musical at the Q Theatre.
Marine Rescue Charity Golf and Dinner event
When: Friday 25 February from 12 pm, dinner at 6 pm
Where: Moruya Golf Club corner of Evans & Murray Streets, Moruya, NSW
Cost: Dinner tickets $40 pp, golf from $20, book here
This weekend, the Moruya Golf Cub will be holding the Tuross and Moruya Marine Rescue Charity Golf and Dinner fundraiser. Go along for a day filled with golf from 1 pm, including a barbecue lunch and free golf lessons throughout the day, and then end the night with a two-course dinner with raffles, auctions and prizes to be won from 6 pm.
When: Friday 25 February, 8 pm, Saturday 26 February 2 pm, 8 pm, Wednesday 2 March, 8 pm and Thursday 3 March, 8 pm.
Where: The Q Theatre, Queanbeyan, NSW
Cost: Tickets from $30, buy online
How far would you go to get what you want? From Thursday 24 February to March 12, Ruthless! hits the Q Theatre. The musical is about an eight-year-old girl who would do anything to play the lead in her school play. Grab your family, grab your friends and get ready to laugh at the all-female camp classic.
Mogo Wildlife Park Community Day
When: Saturday, 26 February, sessions from 9 am
Where: Mogo Wildlife Park, 222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo NSW
Cost: Tickets from $10, buy tickets online.
Mogo Wildlife Park is holding its third annual Mogo Wildlife Park Community Day this Saturday to mark two years since its official reopening in late February 2020 after the black Summer bushfires. The fun family day will have something enjoyable for everyone, combining a day of visiting the unique wildlife at Mogo Zoo with a barbecue and lots of activities to bring the community together.
Yass Picnic Races
When: Saturday 26 February from 11 am
Where: Marchmont racecourse, 120 Gums Lane, Marchmont NSW
Cost: Tickets are $20 and can be pre-purchased online
After being cancelled in 2021 due to COVID, the annual Yass Picnic Races are back for their 121st year this weekend at the Marchmont racecourse. It will be a fun day for the whole family with kids jumping castles, ice cream and horse racing. Buses will also be available to get to and from the event, departing from Murrumbateman.
Youth Against Domestic Violence colour run
When: Saturday 26 February 9:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Riverside Park, Ford St, Moruya NSW
Cost: Tickets from $15, buy tickets online
Immerse yourself in bright colours and take part in the 2022 Youth Against Domestic Violence colour run this weekend at Riverside Park. This fun day is filled with running, walking and strolling though a five kilometre track and will have a competition for best-dressed with all money raised from tickets to go straight to the Eurobodalla Domestic Violence Committee.
Moruya Country Market
When: Saturday 26 February from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Riverside Park, Moruya
Cost: Free entry
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, baked treats, handmade arts and crafts, pre-loved books, clothing and more.
Comedy night at Tilba Valley
When: Saturday 26 February 6 pm
Where: Tilba Valley Winery and Alehouse, Narooma NSW
Cost: $28.60, buy tickets online
Tilba Valley’s inaugural comedy night is here this Saturday. Get ready for a night filled with laughter, food, drinks and good vibes. This indoor event will be ticketed, so be sure to get in quick. There will be live music and drinks prior to the comedy acts.
Cheers to 50 Years! Community Day
When: Sunday 27 February 9:30 am to 4 pm
Where: Birdland Animal Park, 55 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay NSW
Cost: Free entry for kids, find out more online
Birdland Animal Park was due to celebrate its 50th anniversary last year but COVID cancelled the celebrations. To start this year off right, Birdland Animal Park is inviting everyone to come together and celebrate everything they have achieved over the past 50 years. There will be raffles, giveaways for animal experiences, complimentary sunscreen and sanitiser, as well as colouring books, an animal scavenger hunt and goodie bags for kids to enjoy.
Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival
When: Sunday 27 February 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Queanbeyan Park, Queanbeyan, NSW
Cost: Free entry
Queanbeyan Park will come alive with colour, food, dance and song this Sunday as the 15th Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival hits town. Get ready to feast on some international favourites, dance like nobody’s watching and celebrate the city’s diversity as you immerse yourself in the multicultural community. This year’s multicultural festivities will feature international performers, market stalls, traditional food stalls, children’s craft activities, sporting demonstrations, music, dancing and more.