25 June 2021

Nine things to do in the region this week (25 June-1 July)

| Lottie Twyford
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Sample the best food and wine that Contentious Character has to offer. Photo: Contentious Character.

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

Whether you love music and the arts, or getting back to nature, there’s something for everyone out and about in the region this week.

In Goulburn, Patrick Russell’s play, Prophecy, is playing over the weekend.

In Yass, women are invited to attend a weekend wellness retreat.

Acclaimed jazz musician James Morrison will perform in Milton with his quartet, and Forelle Ensemble will delight audiences in Young.

Take the whole family to the monthly Riverbank Markets in Yass on Sunday, or discover the Westpac Live Saver Rescue Helicopter at Moruya Airport.

Learn about reviving the Clyde River in Batemans Bay, or head to the opening of the much-anticipated Wharf to Wharf Walk between Tathra and Merimbula.

Have a great week, everyone!

All week

Contentious Character Founders Museum Wine and Feed Me

When: Thursday, 24 June, to Wednesday, 30 June, various times
Where: Contentious Character, 810 Norton Road, Wamboin
Cost: Varies – book online.

Head to Contentious Character in Wamboin for all you can eat and drink, with a prepaid table for up to two hours, for two to 10 people.

A Contentious Character informally hosts every table, with a selection of their finest museum wines being served continuously while you graze and share plates of the day.

Actors onstage in Lieder Theatre Company's 'Prophecy'

Lieder Theatre Company’s Prophecy offers comic logic to save us from our chaotic world. Photo: Lieder Theatre Company.

All weekend

Prophecy by Patrick Russell

When: Friday, 25 June, to Sunday, 27 June, various times
Where: Lieder Theatre, 52 Goldsmith Street, Goulburn
Cost: $15 – book online.

Patrick Russell’s play, Prophecy, celebrates Lieder Theatre Company’s 130th birthday. The show features a quirky attempt by three self-ordained prophets to save the world from the current chaos that surrounds us.

Yoga studio

Start saying yes to you at Heartspace Retreat. Photo: We Are Alma.

Yass Valley Winter Women’s Retreat

When: Thursday, 24 June, to Sunday, 27 June
Where: 1300 River Retreat, Yass
Cost: $1099, book online.

Winter is a time to slow down, take it easy, and give yourself some nurturance. After an unpredictable 12 months, it is more important than ever to take a step back and reset.

Join this wellness retreat at Angie Cowen’s Heartspace Retreat, where you can take the time to focus on your freedom, empowerment and connection.

Two people walking Wharf to Wharf Walk

The Wharf to Wharf Walk passes through beautiful scenery on the NSW Far South Coast. Photo: David Rogers Photography.


Wharf to Wharf Walk Official Opening

When: Saturday, 26 June, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: The Wharf Local, Wharf Road, Tathra
Cost: Free.

The official opening of the long-awaited walk between the historic wharves of Merimbula and Tathra takes place this weekend.

This 27km coastal walk crosses the ancient lands of the Yuin people, between two historic wharfs on the NSW Sapphire Coast. It’s also a project that has brought together local organisations and community groups to ensure the continuation of care for the region’s pristine natural environment.

James Morrison holding trumpet

Acclaimed jazz musician James Morrison will lead his quartet in a variety of songs at Milton Theatre. Photo: James Morrison Quartet.

James Morrison Quartet

When: Saturday, 26 June, from 7:15 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Milton Theatre, 69 Princes Hwy, Milton
Cost: $54 – book online.

Performing for one night only at the Milton Theatre, this intimate concert is an exceptional opportunity to experience one of Australia’s most talented and versatile jazz musicians, James Morrison.

Renowned globally as one of the finest jazz players of his generation, James is a trumpet virtuoso and complete showman.

band on stage

Yazzbar is the hottest venue in town. Photo: Yass Valley Council.

Lords of Pretension at Yazzbar

When: Saturday, 26 June, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Yazzbar
Cost: Free.

Lords of Pretension are set to take over the stage for another huge night at Yazzbar.

Come in out of the cold and enjoy the show.

Man's hand holding fishing rod

Find out about how the Clyde River can be revived at an information session on Tuesday, 29 June. Photo: Brady Rogers.


Reviving the Clyde

When: Tuesday, 29 June, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club
Cost: Free – register online.

The South Coast community is invited to come along to Revive the Clyde, an evening in which to learn from leading scientists, fisheries and habitat experts and media personalities to get the latest information on what’s being done to revitalise the Clyde River waterway, and how the community can take the lead.

Canapes will be provided, and drinks can be purchased from the bar.

Forelle Ensemble

Join the Forelle Ensemble for a special evening in Young. Photo: Young Regional School of Music.

Chamber Music Concert: Schubertiade

When: Tuesday, 29 June, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Young Regional School of Music, Campbell Street, Young
Cost: Up to $30 – book online.

In homage to Austrian chamber music, the Forelle Ensemble travels through NSW and ACT in the spirit of Franz Schubert.

During his lifetime in the early 19th century, Schubert’s music was exclusively played at intimate house soirees, famously known as Schubertiade.

Join the Forelle Ensemble for an afternoon of divine Austrian chamber music at Young Regional School of Music.

Westpac Live Saver Rescue Helicopter and crew

Learn more about helicopters and lifesavers at Moruya Airport. Photo: Westpac Live Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.


Westpac Helicopter Discovery

When: Wednesday, 30 June, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Moruya Airport
Cost: Free – register online.

You’re invited to join in a fun and free excursion exploring Moruya Airport hangars.

See planes take off, watch parachuters land and meet the Westpac Life Saver Rescue helicopter crew.

There will be a yummy morning tea and airport-themed activities on offer.

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