4 October 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (9 – 15 September)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Two dogs retrieving the same stick on the beach

Catch some tails worth telling at the Top Dog Film festival in Cowra. Photo: File.

There’s plenty to do in the regions this week, with activations for lovers of cars, country shows, doggos, art, music and markets.

On Saturday, you can choose from a community hall market in Nelligen, a vintage-themed garden party in Tilba or rock music and authentic BBQ in Tomakin. Jill Patrick is also hosting a drawing workshop in Moruya, there’s a forest rally in Narooma and a chance to get your spook on at the old Gundagai Gaol.

To end the weekend, there’s another car show at the Queanbeyan Showground and dog lovers won’t want to miss the Top Dog Film Festival in Cowra.


the australian tenors

Photo: The Australian Tenors Facebook.

The Australian Tenors

When: Saturday 10 September, 2 pm
Where: Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, 163 Auburn St, Goulburn
Cost: Tickets are from $78 and can be purchased here.

Following performances with Opera Australia, Australian and International Symphonies and Philharmonic Orchestras, Australian Tenors Murray Mayday, Lorenzo Rositano, John Donohoe, Martin Buckingham and Michael Butchard continue to have sell-out shows all over Australia. Next is Goulburn, where they’ll take the audience on a journey from the most classic tenor songs to the most popular. After the show, attendees will have the chance to meet some of the country’s finest tenors.

flyer for Nelligen Markets

Explore a range of locally made goods including some great tasty treats at this Nelligen market. Photo: What’s On Eurobodalla.

Nelligen Community Hall Markets

When: Saturday 10 September, 9 am – 2 pm
Where: Nelligan Hall, Braidwood St, Nelligen
Cost: Free entry.

Check out the best in local arts, crafts, preserves, plants, bric-a-brac and special items Nelligen offers at this community hall market. Held on the second Saturday of each month from 9 am to 2 pm, you can explore a range of locally made goods, including some great tasty treats.

A field of pink flowers and a tree in the background silhouetted by sunshine

The Vintage Garden Party takes place this weekend in Tilba. Photo: What’s On Eurobodalla.

Vintage Garden Party

When: Saturday 10 September, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Mountain View Farm, 11 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba Tilba
Cost: $5 per person or $10 per family, payable upon entry.

This garden party doubles as a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Centre in Bega. Visitors are encouraged to dress up in vintage attire, with prizes available for best dressed. This outdoor event showcasing everlasting daisies, history talks and live music by Stitch the Band will include cookery and craft stalls, garden games and more. Tickets for the wine and cheese experience are $20 per person including garden party entry, with sippings at 12 pm, 12:30 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 2:30 pm.

Flyer for Spindrift Saga

The Spindrift Saga takes place this weekend in Tomakin. Photo: What’s On Eurobodalla.

The Spindrift Saga with The Scaramouche, Moon Dogs and Don John and the John Dons

When: Saturday 10 September, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: The Moorings Resort, 2152 George Bass Dr, Tomakin
Cost: Tickets are $28 and can be purchased here.

The Spindrift Saga returns to Smokey Dan’s to bring you an evening of groovy rock music and authentic smoked food and barbecue. They’ll be joined by original Australian band The Scaramouche, the Moon Dogs, who are known for their psychedelic, reggae, rock and blues music) and Don John and the John Dons, who are known for their modern blend of country and blues music.

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Jill Patrick will be hosting a creative afternoon to teach drawing techniques this weekend. Photo: What’s On Eurobodalla.

Drawn From Life | Jill Patrick

When: Saturday 10 September, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, cnr Vulcan and Campbell sts, Moruya
Cost: Tickets are $120 and can be purchased here.

Learn drawing techniques from skilled art practitioner Jill Patrick in this three-hour workshop. Participants will learn about positive and negative spaces, techniques to switch off the left brain and switch on the right and skills and techniques to practice at home. You’ll ultimately create your own pencil drawing to take home.

Race car throwing up dirt in a forrest setting

The Narooma Forest Rally takes place this weekend. Photo: Roy Meuronen photography.

Narooma Forest Rally

When: Saturday 10 September, 8 am – 8 pm
Where: Nata Oval, Narooma
Cost: Free entry.

After two years of cancelled events, the multiple award-winning Forest Rally is back in Narooma. Come down and compete on the best roads in Southern NSW. With central servicing, short transports and great stages, this event will also include a competition for those who wish to run on Pacenotes. The competitors in the Eurobodalla Stages will contest all stages, be allowed greater vehicle eligibility and receive event awards. Whether you’re there to compete or spectate, this event promises excitement.

self guided tour device at an old gaol

Is there life after death? There may be no better opportunity to find out than after hours at the Gundagai Gaol. Photo: Visit NSW.

Old Gundagai Gaol Ghost Hunts

When: Saturday 10 September, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Gundagai Gaol, U159, Sheridan St, Gundagai
Cost: Tickets are $71 and can be purchased here.

If you’ve ever enjoyed the spine tingles that accompany watching a paranormal investigation in action on TV, now’s your chance to take it to the next level. Work alongside APPI Australian Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators as they explore the Old Gundagai Gaol. Access to this venue in the darkest hours is not otherwise permitted at this former place of incarceration. Use state-of-the-art equipment to aid you in your ghost hunting, participate in set experiments and discover the science, equipment and spiritual aspects behind paranormal investigation.


Top Dog Film Festival

When: Sunday 11 September, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Cowra Civic Centre, 104 Darling St, Cowra
Cost: Tickets are $15.86 and can be purchased here.

Gather to support senior dogs, watch in awe as canines come to the rescue, witness a centuries-long tradition continue in Greenland and meet Rodney the adventure-loving bulldog in this impawsably touching lineup celebrating man’s best friend. A carefully curated selection of films covering topics for dogs and dog lovers includes Dogs to the Rescue, Old Friends, Adventures Floof, The Race, 2 Dogs, 1 Crossing and IMAX! The Dogumentary.

Classic Ford ute parked on grass

Motorheads should head over to the Queanbeyan Showground this weekend. Photo: Floyd Holdsworth Photography.

Big 3 Car Show

When: Sunday 11 September, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Ave, Queanbeyan
Cost: Entry is $5 per person, payable upon entry.

Are you keen on car shows and swap meets? This display of Australian, American, European, and British vehicles is happening in Queanbeyan this weekend. Here you will find all makes and models of Ford GM Chrysler vehicles. If you’ve got one of these cars, at no additional cost, you can enter it in the show, too. Food vans and coffee will also be available for purchase on the day.

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