4 March 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (4 – 10 March)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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A row of BMWs

A row of BMWs at last year’s Shannons Wheels event in Queanbeyan. Photo: John Havelock.

There’s plenty to do around the region this week, especially if you love the arts and entertainment. The 142nd Goulburn Show is on, there’s a Shakespeare play in the Botanic Gardens and a comedy night in Batemans Bay, and live music from the regions in Braidwood.

Clean Up Australia Day takes place this Saturday and following is the monthly Hartley Hall Markets and a car show in Queanbeyan on Sunday.

Early next week, International Women’s Day celebrations are set to take place in Moruya, as well as the Moruya trade and construction breakfast.

All weekend

The Big Merino with a Goulburn Show dressing

The Goulburn Show takes place this weekend. Photo: Goulburn Show Facebook.

The Goulburn Show

When: Saturday 5 March 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Recreation Area Showground Gate, 3 Braidwood Rd, Goulburn NSW 2580
Cost: Concessions and children $5, adults $15, family packages available, tickets are available for purchase at the gate only, more details here.

This weekend, the Goulburn Show returns for its 142nd year providing great entertainment and showcasing its best local talent among the community of Goulburn. The family-friendly event will feature lots of rides, showbags, local and international food stalls, market stalls, animal nurseries and agricultural exhibits, show jumping, sheep herding, pig racing and more.

The Essential Theatre cast

The Essential Theatre cast will be performing As You Like It this weekend at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden in Batemans Bay. Photo: The Essential Theatre Facebook.

As You Like It- by William Shakespeare in the Garden

When: Saturday 5 March 6:30 pm – 9 pm, Sunday 6 March 6:30 pm – 9 pm.
Where: Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, Deep Creek Dam Road, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $45, book here.

From this Saturday night, the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, opens its curtains to another Shakespeare in the Garden performance – As You Like It. As Essential Theatre’s 20th anniversary season of Shakespeare in the Garden, the play brings Shakespeare’s best ideas together into a play about love, betrayal and mischief, while performing some of his most well-known and iconic lines.


Daniel Townes

Daniel Townes is one of the headliners of the upcoming comedy nights taking place this weekend. Photo: Daniel Townes Comedy, Facebook.

Stand-up comedy night featuring Al Del Bene & Daniel Townes

When: Saturday 5 March 7:30 pm – 11 pm
Where: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets from $25, book here.

Wollongong Comedy invites everyone to come and have a laugh at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Cub this weekend as it presents a fun night of comedy brought to you by two headlining, world-class comedians, Al Del Bene & Daniel Townes, guaranteed to have you in stitches.


Acacia Quartet

The Acacia Quartet will be performing this weekend at Music in the Regions. Photo: The Acacia Quartet, Facebook.

Music In The Regions – Acacia Quartet in Braidwood

When: Sunday 6 March 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: National Theatre 100 Wallace Street, Braidwood NSW
Cost: Tickets from $25, book here.

Join the Acacia Quartet at the National Theatre in Braidwood for an afternoon filled with classical music. The program consists of Bach Cello Suite, interwoven with companion pieces, Mozart- String Quartet no. 15 in D Minor, KV421 Borodin- String Quartet no. 2 and the Acacia Quartet with a guest performance by cellist, Rachel Johnston.

Car show shown from the air

Cars, trucks, motorbikes, and everything in between, stretching into the distance. Photo: Supplied.

Shannons Wheels

When: Sunday 6 March 10 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Avenue, Queanbeyan NSW, Australia
Cost: Free entry.

This Sunday, the Council of ACT Motor Clubs in association with the Canberra Antique and Classic Motor Club presents the 40th anniversary of the annual vehicle display – Shannons Wheels. Since its first event, the car show has raised more than $400,000 for local charities. This weekend’s car displays will feature vintage and classic vehicles with appearances from more than 70 vehicle clubs from Canberra and surrounding regions.

People holding bags for Clean up Australia Day

Clean up Australia Day is this weekend. Photo: Clean up Australia Day.

Clean Up Australia Day

When: Sunday 6 March 9 am – 11 am
Where: Victoria Park, 134 Faithfull Street, Goulburn, NSW
Cost: Free.

This Sunday, the Goulburn community unites to ‘step up to clean up’ for Clean Up Australia Day. As a nationwide event, Goulburn encourages everybody to volunteer their time and contribute by cleaning public areas around the town. This initiative will help create a cleaner Goulburn, alongside the support of the Goulburn Mulwaree Council. It is recommended to bring your own gloves, bags and appropriate footwear, as limited supply will be available.

Hartley Hall markets

The Hartley Hall markets are on this weekend. The Hartley Hall Markets, Facebook.

Hartley Hall Markets

When: Sunday 6 March 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Hall Village Showground, Hall, ACT
Cost: From $2, book tickets here.

This Sunday, one of Canberra’s favourite market events is back. Come and immerse yourself in more than 200 stalls that the Hartley Hall Markets have to offer and enjoy live music, great food and lots of fun entertainment while exploring the best of unique gifts, artwork, home-baked goods, plants, jewellery, fresh produce, woodwork, crafts and more.


Professor Miriam Baltuck standing in front of a firetruck

Scientist, former NASA director and all-round trailblazer Professor Miriam Baltuck, will be attending the #BreaktheBias networking event for International Women’s Day. Photo: Supplied.

International Women’s Day #BreaktheBias@theBas | Moruya

When: Tuesday 8 March 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, Moruya, NSW
Cost: Free entry with limited places, register here.

Come and celebrate International Women’s Day at the #BreaktheBias networking event in Moruya. It will feature many guest speakers discussing empowerment, leadership and women’s equality, while drawing upon creating a bias-free world that embraces diversity, breaks stereotypes and celebrates differences. Scientist and former NASA director, Professor Miriam Baltuck, will also be attending the event and speak about her career in science and all of her amazing accomplishments, including going to the mountains of Greece and leading a NASA deep-space mission.


Man operating heavy machinery

The Moruya trade and construction breakfast takes place next Wednesday as part of NSW’s small business month. Photo: Supplied.

Moruya trade and construction breakfast

When: Wednesday 9 March, 7 am – 9 am
Where: Shelleys Takeaway, 29 Shelley Road, Moruya, NSW
Cost: Free entry, register here.

As part of NSW’s small business month, with 888 trade and construction related businesses in Eurobodalla, the community of Moruya invites anyone and everyone who works in the industry to come along for a free breakfast and chat about exciting projects and developments taking place around the region. Information will also be provided as to how to be a supplier to government, there will be project updates and information about what support is available for businesses and recruitment.

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