31 March 2023

Eight things to do in the region this week (31 March – 6 April)

| Claire Sams
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The Lake Light Sculpture in Jindabyne is a must-see for art lovers. Photo: On the Edge – Tobias Bennett.

If you’re looking for something to do this week, we have some fantastic suggestions to keep you busy – and entertained. From history to art to dance and more, from Pambula to Yass, we have got you covered.

Multiple days

Woman in front of wall mural

The Queanbeyan Museum is one of the host venues. Image: Queanbeyan Museum/Facebook.

Queanbeyan Heritage Festival

When: 1 April to 31 May
Where: Various locations across the LGA
Cost: Prices vary depending on the event – see the program for details.

As part of the 2023 Australian Heritage Festival, the culture and history of the Queanbeyan area will be on display at a range of events, covering feminist trailblazers, a museum open day, tours of historic buildings and places, and more.

Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne poster

The sculpture show is returning in 2023 – with a twist. Image: Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne/Facebook.

Lake Light Sculpture: Street Edition

When: 6 to 9 April
Multiple locations across Jindabyne – see the event map
Free entry.

This annual event is returning to Jindabyne in 2023! Walk around Lake Jindabyne while taking in the captivating sculptures (and of course the spectacular views).

Southern Tablelands Arts logo

The dance classes are aimed at those with mobility concerns. Image: Southern Tablelands Arts/Facebook.

Dance for Wellbeing classes

When: Every Thursday until 15 June, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Saint Clements Hall, 20 Church St, Yass
Cost: Free for the first two terms, then $10.

In the newest addition to the Southern Tablelands’ arts and culture calendar, Southern Tablelands Arts’ first ongoing Dance for Wellbeing classes launched in March. They will continue until June and have been designed for those with access needs.


A graphic for the Beats by the Beach event

Beats by the Beach is a fundraiser and a chance for young people to come together to celebrate the Bega area’s youth. Graphic: headspace Bega/Facebook.

Beats by the Beach

When: 1 April, 2 pm to 7 pm (gates open at 1:30 pm)
Where: 1 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach
Cost: Free entry, but registration is encouraged via Humanitix.

This is an event organised by headspace Bega to celebrate the Bega Valley’s youngsters. Head to Discovery Parks, Pambula Beach for an open mic competition, a raffle, food, an art stall and other local organisations’ stalls.

Mollymook SLSC

Mollymook SLSC has organised their annual swim again for 2023. Photograph: Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club Inc/Facebook.

Mollymook Ocean Swim

When: 1 April, from 8 am
Where: Mollymook Beach
Cost: $30 to $50. Register on the Oceanswims website.

Mollymook Beach will be the site of an ocean swim. Organised by Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club, the swim is a fundraiser to support their day-to-day operations. While online entries close at 3 pm on Friday (31 March), you can still head down to support the swimmers (hopefully the water isn’t too cold!).


Swap meet

Thirty-three years of anything is a milestone achievement – come along and get involved at this swap meet. Image: Rotary Club of Goulburn/Facebook.

33rd Goulburn Rotary Swap Meet

When: 2 April, from 7 am
Goulburn Recreation Area, 47-131 Braidwood Road
Cost: Entry for adults is $5; entry for 16 and under is free.

If you’re looking to pick up something special, check out the annual Goulburn Rotary Swap Meet this weekend. There’s set to be a range of items available, including bric-a-brac, with proceeds going to charity. There will also be two coffee vans selling hot drinks, as well as food options that are being catered by Rotary.


Graphic of a tree

Learn about some of Canberra and southern New South Wales’ history. Image: The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc/Facebook.

The Father Brian Maher Lecture

When: 4 April, 7 pm to 9 pm
Cook Community Centre, 41 Templeton Street, Cook; Zoom
Cost: Free entry; registration for attending over Zoom is needed, as is registration for in-person attendance.

The lecture will be focused on a manuscript donated by Father Brian Maher, which has information on the lives of more than 400 Catholic families that settled in the Canberra area and southern New South Wales, and their descendants.

Poster for I Don't Go Shearing Now

This show is a tribute to the wool industry. Image: ‘I Don’t Go Shearing Now’, via Humanitix.

I Don’t Go Shearing Now

When: 4 April, 7 pm to 10 pm
Dalton Public Hall, 17 Chapel Street, Dalton
Cost: Tickets cost between $10 and $25.

Written by internationally renowned folk singer Martyn Wyndham-Read, I Don’t Go Shearing Now tells a musical story of the wool industry. Mr Wyndham-Read will be joined by Australian historian, singer and actor Warren Fahey and singer and multi-instrumentalist, Clare O’Meara. There will also be a lamb stew and damper served from 6 pm, with a vegan option also available.

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