12 July 2021

Nine things to do in the region this week (9-15 July)

| Lottie Twyford
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Image of tree and power pole from 'Orbit' by Cat Wilson

Narooma Nights lights up the long winter evenings, including Orbit by Cat Wilson. Photo: Supplied.

UPDATED: Please note the Canberra District Wine Fireside Festival has now been cancelled.

Whether it be food, wine, art, music, sport or culture, there’s something happening to keep everybody occupied out and about in the region this week.

Special video projections from the Narooma Gallery window will take place throughout July, while the whole family will enjoy a visit to Binalong Community Markets or to Wagga Wagga Winter Wonderland.

Foodies will relish the opportunity to partake in the Canberra District Wine Fireside Festival, and chef Christophe Gregoire’s special truffle dinner at Le Très Bon in Bungendore.

Oscar Litchfield is set to hit the stage in Tilba, and Monica Moore will perform in Yass.

If you’re a daredevil, or have one in the family, you’ll love the Ride Park Day in Temora, and the Mini Shred event with Torah Bright and friends in Thredbo.

Have a great week, everyone, but to avoid being disappointed, check with event organisers and NSW Health to stay up to date on COVID-19 restrictions.

Promo for Narooma Nights

The first instalment of Narooma Nights is Untold Eurobodalla. Image: MAP Collective.

All week

Narooma Nights

When: Friday, 9 July, to Saturday, 31 July, from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Narooma Gallery window
Cost: Free.

Narooma Nights, presented by MAP Collective, is set to light up the long winter evenings with a series of two video projections to be shown in the Narooma Gallery window.

Part one is Untold Eurobodalla, by Lee Grant and Amadis Lacheta, which commenced on 1 July and runs until 15 July. Part two is Orbit, by Cat Wilson, which runs from 16-31 July.

Canberra District Wine Fireside Festival

When: Sunday, 11 July, to Sunday, 15 August, from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Canberra Wine District
Cost: Check with individual events by emailing [email protected].

Ignite your passion for everything cool-climate wine related and heed the seductive call of Canberra’s hottest wineries.

Head out to the region’s cellar doors as they’ll feature their amazing winter red and white wines, and you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Rug up in your winter woollies, slip on your quintessential Canberra puffer jacket, and sip fine wine.

Torah Bright hugging two children at ski field

Torah Bright and friends will coach kids through the Cruiser Terrain Park in Thredbo on Sunday, 11 July, as part of the July Kids Snow Festival. Photo: Thredbo.

All weekend

Torah Bright Mini Shred

When: Sunday, 11 July, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Cruiser Terrain Park, Thredbo
Cost: $20 – find out more information online.

Calling all groms! Come and ride with Torah Bright and her friends as they coach you through the Cruiser Terrain Park in Thredbo as part of the July Kids Snow Festival.

Suitable for skiers and snowboarders at an intermediate level or above, who are under the age of 17.

Monica Moore

Singer Monica Moore will wow the crowd at Yazzbar this weekend. Photo: Yazzbar.

Monica Moore at Yazzbar

When: Friday, 9 July, and Saturday, 10 July, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Cost: Free – see Facebook for more information.

Come on down and hang out with Monica Moore at Yazzbar as she wows the crowd with her individual style of blues, pop, swing, a little jazz and a whole lotta cool.

Expect live music, local wines, great food and the funkiest atmosphere.

Call Deb on 0434 105 119 to book your table.

Sign for Le Très Bon restaurant in Bungendore

Le Très Bon in Bungendore is excited to host Truffle Soirée by chef Christophe Gregoire on Friday, 9 July. Photo: Michelle Rowe.


Truffle Soirée by chef Christophe Gregoire

When: Friday, 9 July, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Le Très Bon, 40 Malbon Street, Bungendore
Cost: $160 to $220 – book online.

To celebrate the local truffle season, chef Christophe Gregoire has designed a six-course truffle menu accompanied with exquisite French wines.

The black truffles used for this dinner are harvested from Christophe’s truffle farm in Bungendore – a genuine paddock-to-plate experience.

Oscar Litchfield looking up in bushland

Armed with a new single, No Place Like Home, Oscar Litchfield will perform at Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House. Photo: Oscar Litchfield.


Oscar Litchfield: Live at Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House

When: Saturday, 10 July, at 4:30 pm
Where: Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House
Cost: $20, plus booking fee – book online.

Oscar Litchfield is hitting the stage at Tilba Valley Winery and Ale House to perform new and old songs. He will be supported by Sophie Rainbow and Jakob Poyner.

Stalls at Binalong Community Markets

Binalong Community Markets are held every second Sunday of each month. Photo: Visit Yass Valley.


Binalong Community Markets

When: Sunday, 11 July, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Cafe on Queen, 13 Queen Street, Binalong
Cost: Free entry – for more information, visit the Yass Valley event page.

If you haven’t been to Binalong for a while, why not stop by and check out the beautiful town and its unique markets held every second Sunday of each month.

Wagga Wagga Winter Wonderland

When: Sunday, 11 July, from 11:30 am
Where: Tolland Hotel, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free entry – bookings recommended on 02 6922 6266.

Christmas in July will be celebrated with a special Wagga Wagga Winter Wonderland for the whole family to enjoy.

There will be plenty of activities to keep kids entertained, including fake snow, movies on the big screen, face painting, an arts and craft station, and lots of food and drink specials.

Riders lined up for a motorbike race at Woodlands Speedway in Temora

Come and experience Woodlands Speedway in Temora. Photo: Temora Motorcycle Club.

Ride Park Day Temora

When: Sunday, 11 July, from 7:30 am
Where: Woodlands Speedway, Temora
Cost: $30 to $50 – see Facebook for more information.

All are welcome for Ride Park Day at Woodlands Speedway in Temora. Gates open at 7:30 am and riding will start at 10:00 am. There will be canteen facilities on site, however, only cash is accepted.

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