29 November 2023

Nine things to do in the region this week (7 - 13 July)

| Claire Sams
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Mural on shop

Sam Hill’s Hill Top Village store mural was all about regeneration in the aftermath of the bushfires. Photo: Southern Tablelands Arts.

The Fungi Feastival on the South Coast and the July Kids’ Snow Festival at Thredbo are approaching the end of their runs with their final events, but there are still plenty of other things to enjoy across the regions.

The kids (as well as parents) are sure to appreciate an adaptation of The Twits coming to Queanbeyan, while an annual art deco festival returns to Leeton and Christmas in July Markets to Queanbeyan. Meanwhile, sessions encouraging self-confidence and civic knowledge among young people are taking place across the South Coast, with a Big Day Out to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Mogo and games of disc golf in Jindabyne.

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Four mushrooms with blue caps growing out of the ground

Mycena interrupta, also known as the Pixie’s Parasol, is an Australian mushroom species. Photograph: Alison Pouliot.

Fungi Feastival

When: 16 June to 16 July, various times
Where: Various locations on the South Coast
Cost: Varies, depending on event; tickets available via website.

The end of the inaugural Fungi Feastival is approaching, but several events are still to come. Book for the final few sessions on eating and photographing fungi, as well as on the science behind them, before the Feastival winds up.

woman and two kids playing in the snow at ski resort

Kids can lap up the snow at Thredbo in the winter-themed festival just for them. Photo: Thredbo Media.

July Kids’ Snow Festival

When: 1 to 16 July, various times
Where: Thredbo Resort, Thredbo Village, Thredbo
Cost: Depends on activity; see more information and bookings on Thredbo’s website.

Looking for something to keep the kids occupied during a visit to the snow? The July Kids’ Snow Festival program includes face painting, games of outdoor jenga, an obstacle course and games of disc golf.

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A performance based on the Roald Dahl children’s book The Twits will be performed in Queanbeyan. Photo: Art by Quentin Blake and design by New Best Friend, via The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre/Facebook.

Roald Dahl’s The Twits

When: 13 to 15 July, various times
Where: Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: From $25 to $120 (including ticket packages); tickets available via the centre’s website.

In this production, shake & stir theatre co is bringing Roald Dahl’s The Twits to the stage. This is the story of ill-mannered Mr and Mrs Twit, which has been adapted by Nelle Lee and is touring Australia. The show contains loud music and strobe lighting.

two men filming at the beach

Jacob Shields and Jordan Mundey filming their documentary, Crunch Time: Saving Tura’s Biodiversity. Photo: Sam Hsiao.

Youth Empowerment Sessions

When: 2 July to 15 July, at various times
Where: Various locations on the South Coast
Cost: Free entry.

A recently formed group is undertaking a two-week tour across the South Coast in July to inspire and energise young people. Each session will involve a screening of the documentary Crunch Time: Saving Tura’s Biodiversity, on a proposed subdivision on the South Coast that the filmmakers argue would pose an environmental risk. A discussion session will follow the showing, focusing on leadership skills, civic knowledge and self-confidence in participants.

art deco festival promotional flyer

All things art deco will be the focus of an annual festival. Photo: Australian Art Deco Festival Leeton/Facebook.

Australian Art Deco Festival Leeton

When: 7 July to 9 July, various times
Where: Various locations; see program
Cost: Varies depending on event; tickets available via website.

Travel back in time to the period between the 1910s and 1940 for this festival. There will be film showings, exhibitions, dance and fashion workshops, a walking tour and much more to show off Leeton’s art deco architecture and history.


Black cockatoo mural

Street artist SNARL’s black cockatoo “private” mural is on a Bundanoon property destroyed by fire. Photo: Southern Tablelands Arts.

Paint the Town workshops

When: 7 July, 10 am to 12 pm (Tuena); or 2 pm to 4 pm (Crookwell)
Where: Tuena Hall, 10 Bathurst Street, Tuena; or Emily Chalker Building, Crookwell Memorial Oval, Robertson Street, Crookwell
Cost: Free entry; tickets available via Humanitix (Tuena) or Humanitix (Crookwell).

Those affected by the Black Summer bushfires in the Upper Lachlan Shire are invited to paint murals in public spaces or on their properties. The project has been funded by Southern Tablelands Arts and will this week involve two co-design workshops attended by a qualified counsellor.


NAIDOC Week flyer

Everyone is invited to this event to mark NAIDOC Week. Photo: Boomerang Meeting Place Inc/Facebook.

Mogo Big Day Out

When: 8 July, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Mogo Sports Oval and Playground, 14 Queen Street, Mogo
Cost: Free entry.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, this is one full day of fun. There will be an elders’ tent, live music, carnival rides, an obstacle course, cultural dancing and more. There will also be a free barbecue to keep everyone fed, as well as ice cream and coffee.

Christmas in July Markets Facebook promo

Winter is here, and so are Christmas in July celebrations. Photo: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council/Facebook.

Christmas in July Markets

When: 8 July, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Avenue, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free entry.

December might be several months away, but this is one market designed to bring the Christmas spirit to mind! Check out the food stalls, a fashion competition, live entertainment, a play area to keep children entertained, several competitions and more.


Disc golf stand

Keep yourself busy these school holidays with this frisbee golf workshop. Photo: Snowy Mountains Disc Golf Club/Facebook.

Free Frisbee Golf

When: 12 July, 8:45 am to 12 pm
Where: Meet at Rip Curl Jindabyne, 13 Kalkite Street, Jindabyne
Cost: Free entry, with registration via Eventbrite.

Part of Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Winter School Holiday Program, this is a chance to get outside to burn off some energy with games of frisbee golf (also known as disc golf). If you’re new to the sport, don’t worry – members of the Snowy Mountains Disc Golf Club will be on hand to teach you the rules.

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