14 April 2023

Seven things to do in the region this week (14 April to 20 April)

| Claire Sams
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There will be plenty of tasty treats when the Bungendore Harvest Festival returns for 2023. Photo: Supplied.

It might be school holidays, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay cooped up at home. This week has programs set to keep the kids entertained, but we’re sure adults will find something to enjoy in them as well.

There will also be several events celebrating food, art and music, while a fundraising event for charity rounds out our list of events to keep you busy this week.

Multiple days

Something in the Big Hall poster

The multi-day extravaganza is coming to a close this weekend. Image: Supplied.

Something in the Big Hall

When: 9 to 16 April, various times
Where: 3 Bate Street, Tilba; see program
Cost: Free.

This program will come to an end on 16 April, which means there is still a local life drawing group set to be held on Sunday to bring it all to a close.

The Bungendore Harvest Festival

The Bungendore Harvest Festival is returning in 2023 to support producers of our region. Photo: Supplied.

Bungendore Harvest Festival

When: 14 to 16 April, various
Where: Locations across Bungendore
Cost: Various; see the Bungendore Harvest Festival website.

Organised by Southern Harvest Association, the Bungendore Harvest Festival is set to celebrate the best of food and drink from the Canberra region. This year, it is set to include a range of food events, markets, demonstrations, tours, workshops and much more.

An art exhibition

Above are several works from the 2022 ‘From the Forest’ art exhibition. Photo: Supplied.

From the Forest

When: 8 to 23 April, various times
Where: Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, Deep Creek Dam Road, Batemans Bay
Cost: Free entry to the Botanic Garden, though some events have a small cost.

The Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden will be the place to be for anyone looking to learn more about forests – or just wanting to see more of the natural world. The two-week period consists of a range of exhibitions, guided walks, workshops and more that are focused around forests.


Poster for Tyger gallery

The public are invited to see Tyger Gallery’s inaugural art exhibition alongside three of the participating artists. Image: Tyger Gallery/Facebook.

Meet the Artists of Tyger

When: 15 April, 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: Tyger Gallery, 84 Comur Street, Yass
Cost: Free, but registration via Eventbrite is needed.

The recently opened Tyger Gallery is opening its doors to the public. You can meet three of the artists featured in the ‘Bryter’ show – Jeffree Skewes, Sara Phemister and Lani Shea-An. There will also be some refreshments to enjoy after a long working week.

People walking along a path among trees

History and the beauty of the natural world will be on display on Saturday. Photograph: Montreal Goldfield/Facebook.

Montreal Goldfield Heritage Day

When: 15 April, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: 769 Wallaga Lake Road, Wallaga Lake
Cost: $7.60 per person, or $25 per family.

Music, demonstrations, guided tours, gold panning and a puppet show will be among the attractions at the goldfield. There will also be a sausage sizzle organised by the Men’s Shed to keep everyone fed.

Fred Smith

This event is for a good cause, with money going to Parkinson’s support. Image: Gill O’Connor/Facebook.

Parkinson’s Shakin’ Cocktail Party

When: 15 April, 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: Goulburn Workers Club, 1 McKell Place, Goulburn
Cost: $70 each, available from Goulburn Workers Club.

An annual fundraiser is being held to support Goulburn’s specialist Parkinson’s nurse Lauren Hogan. Ms Hogan will speak about her role to the gathered crowd, who will also be served a two-course dinner and enjoy live entertainment. A raffle will also be drawn to raise money, with the funds to be spent locally.



Baroque music will ring out in St Bernard’s this weekend. Photograph: Supplied.

Baroque Bass 2023

When: 16 April, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: St Bernard’s Catholic Church, 2 David Avenue, Batehaven
Cost: Free to $45; tickets via TryBooking.

Baroque music fans and those looking to listen to something new can head down to St Bernard’s Catholic Church for a performance by the Australian Baroque Brass ensemble.

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